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    • The President's Hat

    • By: Antoine Laurain
    • Narrated by: Luke Thompson, Peter Noble, David Timson, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    Dining alone in an elegant Parisian brasserie, accountant Daniel Mercier can hardly believe his eyes when President François Mitterrand sits down to eat at the table next to him. After the presidential party has gone, Daniel discovers that Mitterrand’s black felt hat has been left behind. After a few moments’ soul-searching, Daniel decides to keep the hat as a souvenir of an extraordinary evening. It’s a perfect fit, and as he leaves the restaurant Daniel begins to feel somehow...different.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • You need this book. I need that hat.

    • By Amber on 10-25-13

    Regular price: $9.29

    • The Foundling Boy

    • By: Michel Déon
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    It is 1919. On a summer’s night in Normandy, a new-born baby is left in a basket outside the home of Albert and Jeanne Arnaud. The childless couple take the foundling in, name him Jean, and decide to raise him as their own, though his parentage remains a mystery. Though Jean’s life is never dull, he grows up knowing little of what lies beyond his local area. Until the day he sets off on his bicycle to discover the world, and encounters a Europe on the threshold of interesting times...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Delightful LIsten

    • By Suzanne on 11-20-16

    Regular price: $10.32

    • The Hurlyburly's Husband

    • By: Jean Teule´
    • Narrated by: Luke Thompson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    The hilarious, bawdy and touching story of a good man who loved too well and dared challenge the absolute power of the Sun King himself.

    Regular price: $9.29

    • The People in the Photo

    • By: Hélène Gestern
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Swift, Anna Bentinck, Penelope Rawlins, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    A photograph taken in 1971 sets two people on the path to uncovering the truth about their parents and themselves.

    Regular price: $17.53

    • Moon in a Dead Eye

    • By: Pascal Garnier
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Given the choice, Martial would not have moved to Les Conviviales. But Odette loved the idea of a brand-new retirement village in the south of France. So that was that. At first it feels like a terrible mistake: they're the only residents and it's raining non-stop. Then three neighbours arrive, the sun comes out, and life becomes far more interesting and agreeable. Until, that is, some gypsies set up camp just outside their gated community....

    Regular price: $7.45

    • The Front Seat Passenger

    • By: Pascal Garnier
    • Narrated by: Luke Thompson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Fabien and Sylvie had both known their marriage was no longer working. And yet when Sylvie is involved in a fatal car accident, her husband is stunned to discover that she had a lover who died alongside her. With thoughts of revenge on his mind, Fabien decides to find out about the lover’s widow, Martine, first by stalking her, then by breaking into her home. He really needs to get Martine on her own. But she never goes anywhere without her formidable best friend, Madeleine...

    Regular price: $13.48

    • The Panda Theory

    • By: Pascal Garnier
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Gabriel is a stranger in a small Breton town. Nobody knows where he came from or why he's here. Yet his small acts of kindness, and exceptional cooking, quickly earn him acceptance from the locals. His new friends grow fond of Gabriel, who seems as reserved and benign as the toy panda he wins at the funfair. But unlike Gabriel, the fluffy toy is not haunted by his past….

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My favorite Pascal Garnier book so far...

    • By Bryan Hobbs on 11-07-16

    Regular price: $7.22

    • The A26

    • By: Pascal Garnier
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Traumatised by events in 1945, Yolande hasn't left her home since. And life has not been kinder to Bernard, her brother, who is now in the final months of a terminal illness.

    Realizing that he has so little time left, Bernard's gloom suddenly lifts. With no longer anything to lose, he becomes reckless - and murderous...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pascal Garnier is Not A Well Man

    • By vurnt22 on 01-23-16

    Regular price: $7.22

    • How's the Pain?

    • By: Pascal Garnier
    • Narrated by: Luke Thomson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Death is Simon's business. And now the ageing vermin exterminator is preparing to die. But he still has one last job down on the coast and he needs a driver. Bernard is 21. He can drive and he's never seen the sea. He can't pass up the chance to chauffeur for Simon, whatever his mother may say. As the unlikely pair set off on their journey, Bernard soon finds that Simon's definition of vermin is broader than he'd expected...

    Regular price: $7.22

    • Nagasaki

    • By: Éric Faye
    • Narrated by: David Timson, Anna Bentinck
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Winner of the Académie Française award 2010. "In a house on a suburban street in Nagasaki, meteorologist Shimura Kobo lives quietly on his own. Or so he believes. Food begins to go missing. Perturbed by this threat to his orderly life, Shimura sets up a webcam to monitor his home. But though eager to identify his intruder, is Shimura really prepared for what the camera will reveal? This prize-winning novel is a heart-rending tale of alienation in the modern world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Too sentimental, in a creepy way

    • By lydia on 11-06-15

    Regular price: $8.52

    • The Islanders

    • By: Pascal Garnier
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    It's a few days before Christmas in Versailles. Olivier has come to bury his mother, but the impending holidays and icy conditions have delayed the funeral. While trapped in limbo at his mother's flat, a chance encounter brings Olivier back in touch with childhood friend Jeanne and her blind brother, Rodolphe. Rodolphe suggests they have dinner together, along with a homeless man he's taken in. As the wine flows, dark secrets are spilled, and there's more than just hangovers to deal with the next morning...

    Regular price: $7.22

    • Monsieur le Commandant

    • By: Romain Slocombe
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong, Jamie Parker, Luke Thompson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    French Academician and Nazi sympathiser Paul-Jean Husson writes a letter to his local SS officer in the autumn of 1942. Tormented by an illicit passion for Ilse, his German daughter-in-law, Husson has taken a decision that will devastate several lives, including his own.

    Regular price: $9.58