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    • I Was Anastasia

    • By: Ariel Lawhon
    • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood, Sian Thomas, Ariel Lawhon
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    Russia, July 17, 1918: Under direct orders from Vladimir Lenin, Bolshevik secret police force Anastasia Romanov, along with the entire imperial family, into a damp basement in Siberia where they face a merciless firing squad. None survives. At least that is what the executioners have always claimed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Even knowing the true story,still enjoyed the book

    • By Emily on 04-02-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Door

    • By: Magda Szabó, Len Rix - translator
    • Narrated by: Siân Thomas
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    Intense, brilliant and moving, The Door is a compelling story about the relationship between two women of opposing backgrounds and personalities: one, an intellectual and writer; the other, her housekeeper, a mysterious, elderly woman who sets her own rules and abjures religion, education, pretense and any kind of authority. Beneath this hardened exterior of Emerence lies a painful story that must be concealed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Challenging, but an engrossing, literary work.

    • By Earnest on 09-05-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • A Woman in Arabia

    • The Writings of the Queen of the Desert
    • By: Gertrude Bell, Georgina Howell - introduction, Georgina Howell - editor
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas, Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Gertrude Bell was leaning in 100 years before Sheryl Sandberg. One of the great woman adventurers of the 20th century, she turned her back on Victorian society to study at Oxford and travel the world and became the chief architect of British policy in the Middle East after World War I. Mountaineer, archaeologist, Arabist, writer, poet, linguist, and spy, she dedicated her life to championing the Arab cause and was instrumental in drawing the borders that define today's Middle East.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Raw historiography of a spectacular heroine

    • By Josef on 01-07-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Introducing the Ancient Greeks

    • From Bronze Age Seafarers to Navigators of the Western Mind
    • By: Edith Hall
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Acclaimed classics scholar Edith Hall's Introducing the Ancient Greeks is the first book to offer a synthesis of the entire ancient Greek experience, from the rise of the Mycenaean kingdoms of the sixteenth century BC to the final victory of Christianity over paganism in AD 391. Each of the ten chapters visits a different Greek community at a different moment during the twenty centuries of ancient Greek history.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Maggie Smith

    • A Biography
    • By: Michael Coveney
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 64

    No one does glamour, severity, girlish charm, or tight-lipped witticism better than Dame Maggie Smith. Michael Coveney's biography shines a light on the life and career of a truly remarkable performer, one whose stage and screen career spans six decades. From her days as a West End star of comedy and revue, Dame Maggie's path would cross with those of the greatest actors, playwrights, and directors of the era.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Love letter from a fan

    • By Nora on 01-09-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Possible Life

    • A Novel in Five Parts
    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Samuel West, Christian Rodska, Lucy Briers, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    In Second World War Poland, a prisoner closes his eyes and pictures a sunlit cricket ground. Across the yard of a Victorian poorhouse, a man is too ashamed to acknowledge the son he gave away. In a 19th-century French village, an old servant understands the meaning of the Bible story her master is reading. In the Catskills, 1971, a girl steps out of a Chevy with a song that will send shivers through her listeners' skulls. A few years from now, in Italy, a scientist discovers links between time and the human brain, and her lover's novel and his life.

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Flight

    • Coroner Jenny Cooper, Book 4
    • By: Matthew Hall
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Coroner Jenny Cooper investigates… A tragic accident or a terrible crime? When Flight 189 plunges into the Severn Estuary, Coroner Jenny Cooper finds herself handling the case of a lone sailor whose boat appears to have been sunk by the stricken plane, and drawn into the mysterious fate of a ten year-old girl, Amy Patterson, a passenger on 189, whose largely unmarked body is washed up alongside his.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • forgettable storyline but very well read

    • By Sally J on 03-04-13

    Regular price: $22.71

    • Everything Is Lies

    • By: Helen Callaghan
    • Narrated by: Anna Popplewell, Sian Thomas
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Everything Is Lies by Helen Callaghan. Sophia's parents lead quiet, unremarkable lives. At least that is what she's always believed. Until the day she arrives at her childhood home to find a house ringing with silence. Her mother is hanging from a tree. Her father is lying in a pool of his own blood, near to death. The police are convinced it is an attempted murder-suicide. But Sophia is sure that the woman who brought her up isn't a killer....

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Purge

    • By: Sofi Oksanen, Lola Rogers (Translator)
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    Deep in an Estonian forest, two women - one young, one old - are hiding. Zara is a prostitute and a murderer, on the run from brutal captors, men who know about inflicting punishment. Aliide offers refuge, but not safety: She has her own secrets, traitorous crimes of passion and revenge committed long ago, during the country’s brutal Soviet years. Both women have suffered lives of abuse. But this time their survival depends on revealing the one thing history has taught them to keep safely hidden: the truth.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Narrator!

    • By Tamara on 10-14-12

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Burning

    • Coroner Jenny Cooper, Book 6
    • By: Matthew Hall
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    A dense, bitterly cold fog has settled over the Wye Valley when Bristol coroner Jenny Cooper is called to the scene of a dreadful tragedy: in the village of Blackstone Ley, a house has burned to the ground, with three members of a family inside. Though evidence of foul play is quickly uncovered, it isn't long before the police investigation is drawn to a close. It seems certain that the fire was started by one of the victims, Ed Morgan, in a fit of jealous rage. But their infant son is still missing, and Ed had left a message for his surviving wife....

    Regular price: $22.71

    • I Let Him Go

    • By: Denise Fergus
    • Narrated by: Siân Polhill-Thomas
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    A truly inspiring and heartbreaking book from the mother of little James Bulger - whose murder by two young boys shocked the world. On 12th February 1993, Denise's life changed forever. As she was running errands at New Strand Shopping Centre, she let go of her two-year-old son's hand to take out her purse. Denise never saw her son again. In this extraordinary and heart-wrenching audiobook comes the unflinching account of that terrible day from James Bulger's mother, Denise.

    Regular price: $29.84

    • The Secret of Platform 13

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Under Platform 13 at Kings Cross Station there is a secret door that leads to a magical island. It appears only once every nine years. And when it opens, four mysterious figures step into the streets of London. A wizard, an ogre, a fey, and a young hag have come to find the prince of their kingdom, stolen as a baby nine years before.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Print vs. Voice

    • By Elizabeth on 04-18-08

    Regular price: $7.94

    • Mount!

    • By: Jilly Cooper
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 19 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    In Jilly Cooper's latest, raciest novel, Rupert Campbell-Black takes centre stage in the cutthroat world of flat racing. Rupert is consumed by one obsession: that Love Rat, his adored grey horse, be proclaimed champion stallion. He longs to trounce Roberto's Revenge, the stallion owned by his detested rival, Cosmo Rannaldini, which means abandoning his racing empire at Penscombe and his darling wife, Taggie, and chasing winners in the richest races worldwide, from Dubai to Los Angeles to Melbourne.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another winner for Jilly Cooper!

    • By Anonymous User on 08-15-17

    Regular price: $25.58

    • The Water's Lovely

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Siân Thomas
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    The man who had died was Ismay's stepfather, Guy. Nine years on, she and her sister, Heather, still live in the same house in Clapham. But it has been divided into two self-contained flats. Their mother lives upstairs with her sister, Pamela. And the bathroom, where Guy drowned, has disappeared. Ismay works in public relations, and Heather in catering. They get on well. They always have. They never discuss the changes to the house, still less what happened that August day.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not my favorite RR

    • By wobbly on 05-08-14

    Regular price: $9.49

    • Hearts and Minds

    • By: Amanda Craig
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Hidden by London’s wealth, energy and need for cheap labour, the city’s immigrant population is powerless, despised and often illegal. So when a young woman’s body is discovered on Hampstead Heath one cold morning, she could be anyone...Rich or poor, outsider or insider, five strangers are connected in undreamed-of ways as greed, courage, murder and kindness link their lives.

    Regular price: $27.39

    • A Life to Kill

    • Coroner Jenny Cooper, Book 7
    • By: Matthew Hall
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    The day they've all been waiting for is at hand. The last British combat soldiers in Helmand are counting the minutes until their departure for home. For their excited families in Highcliffe, it spells the end of an agonizing six-month wait. But in the final hours, disaster strikes. Nineteen-year-old private Pete 'Skippy' Lyons is abducted, and the patrol sent out to locate him is ambushed. One killed, two injured. One still missing in action... Their loved ones are left desperate for answers the army won't provide.

    Regular price: $23.44

    • The Coroner

    • By: M. R. Hall
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    When lawyer Jenny Cooper is appointed Severn Vale District Coroner, she's hoping for a quiet life and space to recover from a traumatic divorce, but the office she inherits from the recently deceased Harry Marshall contains neglected files hiding dark secrets and a trail of buried evidence. Could the tragic death in custody of a young boy be linked to the apparent suicide of a teenage prostitute and the fate of Marshall himself?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best book of the year, so far.

    • By karen on 05-11-13

    Regular price: $18.80

    • BBC National Short Story Award 2010 (5 Shortlisted Titles)

    • By: David Constantine, Aminatta Forna, Sarah Hall, and others
    • Narrated by: Emma Rydal, Ron Cook, Sirine Saba, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    The 5 shortlisted titles for the BBC National Short Story Award 2010 administered in partnership with Booktrust, containing:Tea at the Midland by David ConstantineDavid Constantine 2010 Haywards Heath by Aminatta FornaAminatta Forna 2010Butcher’s Perfume by Sarah HallSarah Hall 2010If It Keeps on Raining by Jon McGregorJon McGregor 2010My Daughter the Racist by Helen OyeyemiHelen Oyeyemi 2010

    Regular price: $10.33

    • Mother Goose's Action Rhymes

    • By: Axel Scheffler
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas, Steven Pacey
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Mother Goose has three very active little goslings. If they're not splashing in puddles, they're probably chasing each other along the riverbank or having swimming races! So when Mother Goose tells them some of her favourite traditional nursery rhymes, they love to join in with the actions. Now you and your family can join in too.

    Regular price: $5.60

    • The Cry of the Icemark

    • By: Stuart Hill
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    When her father dies in battle, 14-year-old Thirrin becomes Queen of the Icemark. Not only must she win the respect of her people, but she has to raise an army to protect them from the most formidable threat of invasion her nation has ever known.

    Regular price: $26.30

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