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Katherine

Katherine Oxford, United Kingdom Member Since 2010
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  • "Excellent"

    Overall

    I very much enjoyed listening to this. I had semi-expected that it was going to be similar to 'Sister', her first novel, but it was really quite different. Written from the point of view of the mother, it's about the relationships within the family, but with a strong element of the detective novel. It's a very interesting premise, and could be unbelievable, but isn't. It really lives up to the promise of her first novel. Very well narrated, it's an excellent listen.

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    Afterwards

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Rosamund Lupton
    • Narrated By Finty Williams
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    There is a fire and they are in There. They are in there.... Black smoke stains a summer blue sky. A school is on fire. And one mother, Grace, sees the smoke and runs. She knows her teenage daughter Jenny is inside. She runs into the burning building to rescue her. Afterwards, Grace must find the identity of the arsonist and protect her family from the person who's still intent on destroying them. Afterwards, she must fight the limits of her physical strength and discover the limitlessness of love.

    Amanda says: "Spellbinding"
  • "Very good"

    Overall

    This was a bit of a shot in the dark for me, so I was really pleased that the book was so enjoyable. An interesting comment on the social attitudes and racism that was inherent in this period, it does show the glimmer of light that not everyone held the same bigoted views. In turn funny and serious, it's definitely one to listen to.

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    The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
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    (422)
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    Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Aibileen is a black maid raising her 17th white child. Minny, Aibileen's best friend, is the sassiest woman in Mississippi: a wonderful cook with a gossip's tongue. Graduate Skeeter returns from college with ambitions, but her mother will not be happy until she's married. Although world's apart, Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny's lives converge over a clandestine project that will change the town of Jackson forever.

    Sara says: "Relished every minute"
  • "Really well written"

    Overall

    I've now listened to a few Haruki Murakami books, and have enjoyed all of them. Interestingly, this one was translated by more than one person, which you might think would make the style a bit bitty, but it doesn't at all - it flows well throughout. As with all his novels I've read/listened to, it's a bit weird - sort of sci-fi and sort of everyday life, all mixed up together. Somehow he manages to make it work and easy to follow. And although he does use the same kind of mix of genres in other books, they are still very different from each other. He also writes incredibly well.

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    1Q84

    • UNABRIDGED (46 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin (translator), Philip Gabriel (translator)
    • Narrated By Allison Hiroto, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett
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    (564)
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    (163)
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    The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.

    A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 - "Q" is for "question mark". A world that bears a question....

    Helen says: "Story sneaks up on you, so don't give up too soon"
  1. Afterwards
  2. The Help
  3. 1Q84
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A Peek at MsRanPan's Bookshelf

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MsRanPan's greatest hits:
  • The Grapes of Wrath

    "Read it"

    Overall

    This is an incredible book, do I really need to say anything, it The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck! I couldn't understand how good it was until I read it. Read it, read it, read it!!!

  • Cannery Row

    "A small story worth reading"

    Overall

    I decided to read some more highly regarded authors/books and Steinbeck was one of them. This is what I would call a 'small story' in that its just a little tale about a group of friends but obviously with all the things you can expect from Steinbeck, it's not Of Mice and Men or Grapes of Wrath but worth a read

  • The Handmaid's Tale

    "Worth a listen"

    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I saw the film and, as is the case, when I realised it was actually a book first I had to read (hear) it. It's completely absorbing and a quite scary. I was really drawn in both by the writer and reader and it really makes you think and feel for the people involved. I think there could have been more depth in places (I won't say so as not to spoil it!) just to add more to the story and get you as a reader more invested but that didn't detract from the story. It's definitely worth a credit!

  • The Casual Vacancy

    "Better and worse than I expected"

    Overall

    I enjoyed this, I agree that if it had not been written by JK it probably would not have been so popular and the big let down was the excessive overwriting - it sometimes felt it had been written for a GCSE exam.

    That said, I think listening to this helped as I was able to tune that stuff out and the rest I found engaging and interesting. It is about small town politics, examining in depth the various people and their lives. I didn't think the character list was excessive, I managed to keep track of who was who and I liked the diversity of the characters. It built up very well, JK slowly layered the characters so you could form a view of them but then she would make you completely rethink this which I loved and she didn't shy away from the realities of life. I did miss it when it ended and was saddened by some of her decisions which I like in a writer, I don't like to always be given the fairy tale ending because that is not real life.

Stephen

Stephen Hitchin, United Kingdom 14/06/2012
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  • "Have Moral Patience"

    5 of 5 helpful votes

    Thank you Jeremy Irons, Humbert Humbert's voice will always be yours. As the Father of three girls aged between 8 and 15 my listening was very uncomfortable to the half way mark. The writings beauty kept me listening.Slowly the message of the book grew its root structure into my understanding, untill it was fused into my mind. The Nabokov mind had investigated every aspect and drew its consequences so clearly that the colour of the crime was as bright as the blood on Quiltys lips. Its consequences on all the characters was as glass. A wonderful, chilling and throughly suitable book for the modern age.

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    Lolita

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Vladimir Nabokov
    • Narrated By Jeremy Irons
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    (61)
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    Savagely funny and hauntingly sad, Lolita is Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel. It is the story of tortured college professor Humbert Humbert and his dangerous obsession with honey-skinned schoolgirl Dolores Haze.

    Tom says: "a truly spellbinding and brilliant book"

What's Trending in Literary:

  • 4.9 (13 ratings)
    Hangover Square (






ABRIDGED) by Patrick Hamilton Narrated by Julian Rhind Tutt
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    Hangover Square

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Patrick Hamilton
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    George Harvey Bone has an obsession with the pretty small-time actress Netta. He also drinks heavily and suffers from "dark" moods, where he enters a trance-like state and can't remember what has happened. Throw Netta's often-cruel treatment of him into the mix, and drama beckons.

    Anthony says: "Absolutely brilliant"
  • 4.8 (13 ratings)
    The Caine Mutiny (






UNABRIDGED) by Herman Wouk Narrated by Kevin Pariseau
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    The Caine Mutiny

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Herman Wouk
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
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    Having inspired a classic film and Broadway play, The Caine Mutiny is Herman Wouk's boldly dramatic, brilliantly entertaining novel of life-and mutiny-on a Navy warship in the Pacific theater. It was immediately embraced upon its original publication as one of the first serious works of American fiction to grapple with the moral complexities and the human consequences of the Second World War. In the intervening half century, this gripping story has become a perennial favorite, selling millions throughout the world, and claiming the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

    G says: "a great story about life in the WWII US Navy"
  • 4.7 (2156 ratings)
    The Help (






UNABRIDGED) by Kathryn Stockett Narrated by Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, Cassandra Campbell
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    The Help

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    Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Aibileen is a black maid raising her 17th white child. Minny, Aibileen's best friend, is the sassiest woman in Mississippi: a wonderful cook with a gossip's tongue. Graduate Skeeter returns from college with ambitions, but her mother will not be happy until she's married. Although world's apart, Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny's lives converge over a clandestine project that will change the town of Jackson forever.

    Sara says: "Relished every minute"
  • 4.3 (899 ratings)
    The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (






UNABRIDGED) by Rachel Joyce Narrated by Jim Broadbent
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    The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated By Jim Broadbent
    Overall
    (899)
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    (437)
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    When Harold Fry nips out one morning to post a letter, leaving his wife hoovering upstairs, he has no idea that he is about to walk from one end of the country to the other. He has no hiking boots or map, let alone a compass, waterproof, or mobile phone. All he knows is that he must keep walking - to save someone else's life.

    mr says: "Makes for a tired dog"
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  • 4.5 (341 ratings)
    A Thousand Splendid Suns (






UNABRIDGED) by Khaled Hosseini Narrated by Atossa Leoni
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    A Thousand Splendid Suns

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Khaled Hosseini
    • Narrated By Atossa Leoni
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    Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss, and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them, in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul, they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation.

    Jackie says: "A Thousand Splendid Suns"
  • 4.4 (306 ratings)
    The Kite Runner (






UNABRIDGED) by Khaled Hosseini Narrated by Khaled Hosseini
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    The Kite Runner

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Khaled Hosseini
    • Narrated By Khaled Hosseini
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    Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of its monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them. When Amir and his father flee the country for a new life in California, Amir thinks that he has escaped his past. And yet he cannot leave the memory of Hassan behind him.

    Laura says: "Touching and gripping."
  • 4.3 (273 ratings)
    Middlemarch (






UNABRIDGED) by George Eliot Narrated by Juliet Stevenson
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    Middlemarch

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
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    (82)
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    (80)

    Dorothea Brooke is an ardent idealist who represses her vivacity and intelligence for the cold, theological pedant Casaubon. One man understands her true nature: the artist Will Ladislaw. But how can love triumph against her sense of duty and Casaubon's mean spirit? Meanwhile, in the little world of Middlemarch, the broader world is mirrored: the world of politics, social change, and reforms, as well as betrayal, greed, blackmail, ambition, and disappointment.

    Caroline says: "All consuming"
  • 4.3 (257 ratings)
    A Prayer for Owen Meany (






UNABRIDGED) by John Irving Narrated by Joe Barrett
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    A Prayer for Owen Meany

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By John Irving
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
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    (257)
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    (78)
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    Of all of John Irving's books, this is the one that lends itself best to audio. In print, Owen Meany's dialogue is set in capital letters; for this production, Irving himself selected Joe Barrett to deliver Meany's difficult voice as intended. In the summer of 1953, two 11-year-old boys - best friends - are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy's mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn't believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is extraordinary and terrifying.

    B. Dayne says: "A moving masterpiece."
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  • 4.6 (237 ratings)
    The Grapes of Wrath (






UNABRIDGED) by John Steinbeck Narrated by John Chancer
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    The Grapes of Wrath

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By John Steinbeck
    • Narrated By John Chancer
    Overall
    (237)
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    (81)
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    (85)

    Shocking and controversial when it was first published, Steinbeck's Pulitzer prize-winning epic remains his undisputed masterpiece. Set against the background of Dust Bowl Oklahoma and Californian migrant life, it tells of the Joad family, who, like thousands of others, are forced to travel west in search of the promised land.

    Crocker says: "A audiobook masterpiece"
  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (






UNABRIDGED) by Lisa See Narrated by Janet Song
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    Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Lisa See
    • Narrated By Janet Song
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    (20)
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    (16)
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    (16)

    In 19th-century China, when wives and daughters were foot-bound and lived in almost total seclusion, the women in one remote Hunan county developed their own secret code for communication: nu shu ("women's writing"). With the arrival of a silk fan on which Snow Flower has composed for Lily a poem of introduction in nu shu, their friendship is sealed. As the years pass, through famine and rebellion, they reflect upon their arranged marriages, loneliness, and the joys and tragedies of motherhood.

    sarah says: "Girls' have it so easy today!!"
  • The Luminaries (






UNABRIDGED) by Eleanor Catton Narrated by Mark Meadows
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    The Luminaries

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Eleanor Catton
    • Narrated By Mark Meadows
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    (390)
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    It is 1866 and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of 12 local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a whore has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky.

    Barbara says: "Ideal choice for listening"
  • The Rehearsal (






UNABRIDGED) by Eleanor Catton Narrated by Nicole Arumugum
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    The Rehearsal

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Eleanor Catton
    • Narrated By Nicole Arumugum
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    (7)
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    (7)
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    (7)

    A high-school sex scandal jolts a group of teenage girls into a new awareness of their own potency and power. The sudden and total publicity seems to turn every act into a performance and every platform into a stage. But when the local drama school decides to turn the scandal into a show, the real world and the world of the theatre are forced to meet, and soon the boundaries between private and public begin to dissolve. The Rehearsal is an exhilarating and provocative novel about the unsimple mess of human desire.

    Oldspiceis says: "Why was it written"
  • Middlemarch (






UNABRIDGED) by George Eliot Narrated by Juliet Stevenson
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    Middlemarch

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
    Overall
    (273)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (80)

    Dorothea Brooke is an ardent idealist who represses her vivacity and intelligence for the cold, theological pedant Casaubon. One man understands her true nature: the artist Will Ladislaw. But how can love triumph against her sense of duty and Casaubon's mean spirit? Meanwhile, in the little world of Middlemarch, the broader world is mirrored: the world of politics, social change, and reforms, as well as betrayal, greed, blackmail, ambition, and disappointment.

    Caroline says: "All consuming"
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  • Of Mice and Men (






UNABRIDGED) by John Steinbeck Narrated by Clarke Peters
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    Of Mice and Men

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By John Steinbeck
    • Narrated By Clarke Peters
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    Streetwise George and his big, childlike friend Lennie are drifters, searching for work in the fields and valleys of California. They have nothing except the clothes on their back, and a hope that one day they'll find a place of their own and live the American dream. But dreams come at a price. Gentle giant Lennie doesn't know his own strength, and when they find work at a ranch he gets into trouble with the boss's daughter-in-law. Trouble so bad that even his protector George may not be able to save him....

    Toni says: "Evocative"
  • The Help (






UNABRIDGED) by Kathryn Stockett Narrated by Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, Cassandra Campbell
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    The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    Overall
    (2156)
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    (422)
    Story
    (419)

    Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Aibileen is a black maid raising her 17th white child. Minny, Aibileen's best friend, is the sassiest woman in Mississippi: a wonderful cook with a gossip's tongue. Graduate Skeeter returns from college with ambitions, but her mother will not be happy until she's married. Although world's apart, Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny's lives converge over a clandestine project that will change the town of Jackson forever.

    Sara says: "Relished every minute"
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (






UNABRIDGED) by Rachel Joyce Narrated by Jim Broadbent
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    The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated By Jim Broadbent
    Overall
    (899)
    Performance
    (437)
    Story
    (436)

    When Harold Fry nips out one morning to post a letter, leaving his wife hoovering upstairs, he has no idea that he is about to walk from one end of the country to the other. He has no hiking boots or map, let alone a compass, waterproof, or mobile phone. All he knows is that he must keep walking - to save someone else's life.

    mr says: "Makes for a tired dog"
  • The Casual Vacancy (






UNABRIDGED) by J. K. Rowling Narrated by Tom Hollander
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    The Casual Vacancy

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By J. K. Rowling
    • Narrated By Tom Hollander
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    When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early 40s, the town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils.... Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen.

    Ben says: "Stick with it"
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  • A Place of Greater Safety (






UNABRIDGED) by Hilary Mantel Narrated by Jonathan Keeble
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    A Place of Greater Safety

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
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    (49)
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    (49)

    A tour-de-force of historical imagination, this is the story of three young men at the dawn of the French Revolution. Georges-Jacques Danton: zealous, energetic, debt-ridden. Maximilien Robespierre: small, diligent, and terrified of violence. And Camille Desmoulins: a genius of rhetoric, charming, handsome, but erratic and untrustworthy. As these key figures of the French Revolution taste the addictive delights of power, they must also come to face the horror that follows.

    Ben says: "A fascinating, cold and brutal slice of history"
  • The Other Story (






UNABRIDGED) by Tatiana de Rosnay Narrated by Simon Vance
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    The Other Story

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    • By Tatiana de Rosnay
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    Vacationing at a luxurious Tuscan island resort, Nicolas Duhamel is hopeful that the ghosts of his past have finally been put to rest...He's now a best-selling author, but when he was 24 years old, he stumbled upon a troubling secret about his family - a secret that was carefully concealed. In shock, Nicholas embarked on a journey to uncover the truth that took him from the Basque coast to St. Petersburg - but the answers wouldn't come easily.

  • The Last Four Things (






UNABRIDGED) by Paul Hoffman Narrated by Sean Barrett
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    The Last Four Things

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Paul Hoffman
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
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    The eagerly awaited sequel to The Left Hand of God. Death, Judgement, Heaven and Hell. These are The Last Four Things Now there are Five. Meet Thomas Cale. Returning to the Sanctuary of the Redeemers - Thomas Cale is told by the Lord Militant that the destruction of mankind is necessary - the only way to undo God's greatest mistake. Cale seemingly accepts his role in the ending of the world - fate has painted him as the Left Hand of God, the Angel of Death.

    Mark says: "Disappointed"
  • Sweet Tooth (






UNABRIDGED) by Ian McEwan Narrated by Juliet Stevenson
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    Sweet Tooth

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    • By Ian McEwan
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
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    Serena Frome, the beautiful daughter of an Anglican bishop, has a brief affair with an older man during her final year at Cambridge, and finds herself being groomed for the intelligence services. The year is 1972. Britain, confronting economic disaster, is being torn apart by industrial unrest and terrorism and faces its fifth state of emergency.

    Graeme says: "McEwan Takes Us Back To The Seventies"
  • This Blue (






UNABRIDGED) by Aurelie Sheehan Narrated by Anne Bates
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    This Blue

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    • By Aurelie Sheehan
    • Narrated By Anne Bates
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    Born in France, Sophie returns to her birthplace on a quest to find not the place where she was a child but her childhood itself. Her poor French and the mistake of a cab driver results in her stepping into the Hotel Placide, an ancient house of blue walls and blue curtains and blue rugs, in which she encounters an aspiring nun, a trigger-happy little boy, and a quiet, enigmatic farmer.

  • The Realm of Last Chances (






UNABRIDGED) by Steve Yarbrough Narrated by James Colby
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    The Realm of Last Chances

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Steve Yarbrough
    • Narrated By James Colby
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    When Kristin Stevens loses her administrative job in California' s university system, she and her husband, Cal, relocate to Massachusetts. Kristin takes a position at a smaller, less prestigious college outside Boston and promptly becomes entangled in its delicate, overheated politics. Cal, whose musical talent is nothing more than a consuming avocation, spends his days alone, fixing up their new home. And as they settle into their early fifties, the two seem to exist in separate spheres entirely.

  • Cracks (






UNABRIDGED) by Sheila Kohler Narrated by Jeri Silverman
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    Cracks

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Sheila Kohler
    • Narrated By Jeri Silverman
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    A beautiful schoolgirl mysteriously disappears into the South African veld. Forty years later, 13 members of the missing girl's swimming team gather at their old boarding school for a reunion, and look back to the long, dry weeks leading to Fiamma's disappearance. As teenage memories and emotions resurface, the women relive the horror of a long-buried secret. A stunning and singular tale of the passion and tribalism of adolescence, Cracks lays bare the violence that lurks in the heart of even the most innocent.

  • Tender Is the Night (






UNABRIDGED) by F. Scott Fitzgerald Narrated by Therese Plummer
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    Tender Is the Night

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
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    Set on the French Riviera in the late 1920s, Tender Is the Night is the tragic romance of the young actress Rosemary Hoyt and the stylish American couple Dick and Nicole Diver. A brilliant young psychiatrist at the time of his marriage, Dick is both husband and doctor to Nicole, whose wealth goads him into a lifestyle not his own, and whose growing strength highlights Dick's harrowing demise. A profound study of the romantic concept of character - lyrical, expansive, and hauntingly evocative.

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  • Trying to Save Piggy Sneed (






UNABRIDGED) by John Irving Narrated by Joe Barrett
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    Trying to Save Piggy Sneed

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By John Irving
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
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    Trying to Save Piggy Sneed contains a dozen short works by John Irving, beginning with three memoirs, including an account of Mr. Irving's dinner with President Ronald Reagan at the White House. The longest of the memoirs, The Imaginary Girlfriend," is the core of this collection.

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    There has been an accident. A girl sits inside a car, her behavior seemingly indifferent to the chaos outside. Karle has been there for hours. Her eyes will not focus on what is happening outside. Instead she remembers the hours before she came to be there. She and her mother had been in the airport waiting for her brother Benjamin to come home. Karle's brother was a soldier who had just come home for shore leave. They had always been close.

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    Three delightfully intriguing short stories from the pen of Katherine Mansfield (born Wellington, New Zealand, 1888 - died Fontainebleau, France, 1923). In "Bliss" the listener is introduced to 30-year-old Mrs Bertha Young. She has everything.... The nameless He and She in "Psychology": He is 31; she is 30. She has invited him to tea. Their discourse turns to the future of the psychological novel.... Exactly when the ball began 18-year old Leila would have found it hard to say. This, "Her First Ball", is an enthralling experience but, at the same time, quite terrifying.