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  • Play The Husband's Secret

    The Husband's Secret

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Liane Moriarty
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    Overall
    (255)
    Performance
    (232)
    Story
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    The Husband's Secret is a funny, heartbreaking novel of marriage, grief, love, and secrets. When her husband announces he's in love with her best friend, painfully shy Tess picks up her young son and returns to her mother's house. There she begins an unexpected affair with an old flame. Rachel is a woman in her 60s consumed by grief and anger at the loss of her daughter 20 years earlier. When her son announces he is taking her beloved grandson overseas, Rachel begins a descent into deeper bitterness and pain.

    Sarah says: "Great book - thoroughly enjoyed it"
    I absolutely devoured The Husband's Secret. From the first chapter I was gripped and I read it in two settings. I worried about the characters - I even woke up in the middle of the night wondering how the author could possibly resolve the events that she'd set in motion. This isn't epic literature, but it's incredibly readable and totally gripping - the kind of book you want for a long plane flight.' --Amazon Customer Review
  • Play The Luminaries

    The Luminaries

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Eleanor Catton
    • Narrated By Mark Meadows
    Overall
    (436)
    Performance
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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 Luminaries is an extraordinary piece of fiction. Written in pitch-perfect historical register, richly evoking a mid-19th-century world of shipping and banking and goldrush boom and bust, it is also a ghost story, and a gripping mystery. It is a thrilling achievement for someone still in her mid-20s, and will confirm for critics and listeners that Catton is one of the brightest stars in the international writing firmament.
  • Play Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy

    Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Helen Fielding
    • Narrated By Samantha Bond
    Overall
    (384)
    Performance
    (333)
    Story
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    With her hotly anticipated third instalment, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, Fielding introduces us to a whole new enticing phase of Bridget's life set in contemporary London, including the challenges of maintaining sex appeal as the years roll by and the nightmare of drunken texting, the skinny jean, the disastrous email CC, total lack of twitter followers, and TVs that need 90 buttons and three remotes to simply turn on. An uproariously funny novel of modern life, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is a triumphant return of our favourite Everywoman.

    Ann says: "A mixed reading/listening experience!"
    Everyone’s favourite diarist returns with her hotly anticipated third instalment, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy. Helen Fielding introduces us to a whole new phase of Bridget's life: the challenges of maintaining sex appeal as the years roll by, the nightmare of drunken texting, the skinny jean, total lack of twitter followers, and TVs that need three remotes to simply turn on. An uproariously funny novel of modern life.
  • Play A Golden Age

    A Golden Age

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Tahmima Anam
    • Narrated By Tania Rodrigues
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    Spring, 1971, East Pakistan. Rehana Haque is throwing a party for her beloved children, Sohail and Maya. Her young family is growing up fast, and Rehana wants to remember this day forever. But out on the hot city streets, something violent is brewing. As the civil war develops, a war which will eventually see the birth of Bangladesh, Rehana struggles to keep her children safe and finds herself facing a heartbreaking dilemma.

    Shortlisted for Costa First Novel Award, this stunning tale of a mother's strength and devotion is set in the months leading up to Bangladesh's independence. Spring, 1971, East Pakistan. Rehana Haque is throwing a party for her beloved children, Sohail and Maya. Her young family is growing up fast, and Rehana wants to remember this day forever. But on the hot city streets, something violent is brewing. As the civil war develops, a war which will eventually see the birth of Bangladesh, Rehana struggles to keep her children safe and finds herself facing a heartbreaking dilemma. 'A real page-turner, with a bravura, heart-stopping ending' --Sunday Telegraph
  • Play One Summer: America 1927

    One Summer: America 1927

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Bill Bryson
    Overall
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    Story
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    One Summer: America, 1927, is the new book by Britain's favourite writer of narrative nonfiction, Bill Bryson. Narrated by the man himself, One Summer takes you to the summer when America came of age, took centre stage, and changed the world forever. In the summer of 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day, a semi-crazed sculptor with a plan to carve four giant heads into a mountain called Rushmore, a devastating flood of the Mississippi, a sensational murder trial, and a youthful aviator named Charles Lindbergh who started the summer wholly unknown, and finished it as the most famous man on Earth.

    Colin says: "Bryson hits another Home Run"
    Narrated by Bryson himself, this audiobook will take to you to the summer when America came of age, took centre stage, and changed the world forever. In the summer of 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day, a semi-crazed sculptor with a plan to carve four giant heads into a mountain called Rushmore, a devastating flood of the Mississippi, a sensational murder trial, and a youthful aviator named Charles Lindbergh who started the summer wholly unknown, and finished it as the most famous man on earth.
  • Play Finding the Plot: 100 Graves to Visit Before You Die

    Finding the Plot: 100 Graves to Visit Before You Die

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Ann Treneman
    • Narrated By Lucy Paterson
    Overall
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    Completely off-the-wall, It's a Plot is a fascinating geographical and historical journey around Britain. The Tibetans have the Book of the Dead. This is Ann Treneman's Book of the Dead Interesting. The Times writer, best known for her hilarious parliamentary sketches, has branched out - to graveyards. In this riveting book - part travelogue, part biography, part social history - she takes you to the best graves in Britain.

    Ann says: "Dead Good"
    A chance conversation about the inventor of the game Cluedo inspired The Times parliamentary sketchwriter Ann Treneman to begin her quest to find Britain’s 100 best graves. From Byron’s dog and Conan Doyle to a notorious Victorian hangman who kept pet rabbits, Marc Bolan and the real James Bond, Treneman’s book is part travelogue, part biography and part social history. While some entries are humorous, others are more poignant. But all offer an intriguing insight into the British way of death.
  • Play Johnny Alucard: Anno Dracula Book 4

    Johnny Alucard: Anno Dracula Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Kim Newman
    • Narrated By William Gaminara
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (16)

    Dracula Comes to New York: Kim Newman returns to one of the great bestselling vampire tales of the modern era. Considered alongside I Am Legend and Interview with the Vampire as one of the stand-out vampire stories of the last century - this brand-new novel is the first in over a decade from the remarkable and influential Anno Dracula series. Newman's dark and impish tale begins with a single question: What if Dracula had survived his encounters with Bram Stoker's Dr. John Seward and enslaved Victorian England?

    Kim Newman returns to one of the great vampire tales of the modern era. This brand new novel, the first in over a decade from the remarkable Anno Dracula series, begins with a single question: What if Dracula had survived his encounters with Bram Stoker's Dr John Seward and enslaved Victorian England? As vampire boy Johnny Alucard sinks his fangs ever deeper into the zeitgeist of 1980s America, it seems the past might not be dead after all.
  • Play The New Girl

    The New Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By S. L. Grey
    • Narrated By Ingeborg Riedmaier, Saul Reichlin
    Overall
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    (7)
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    Don't mess with the creepy new girl. Ryan Devlin, a predator with a past, has been forced to take a job as a handyman at an exclusive private school, Crossley College. He's losing his battle to suppress his growing fascination with a new girl who seems to have a strange effect on the children around her. Tara Marais fills her empty days by volunteering at Crossley's library. Tara is desperate, but unable, to have a baby of her own, so she makes Reborns - eerily lifelike newborn dolls. She's delighted when she receives a commission from the mysterious 'Vader Batiss', but horrified when she sees the photograph of the baby she's been asked to create....

    From the writers of the brilliant The Mall and The Ward comes a chilling tale. Ryan, a predator with a past, is working as a handyman at an exclusive private school. He is fascinated by a new girl, who seems to have a strange effect on the children around her. School library volunteer Tara also makes Reborns - eerily lifelike newborn dolls. Tara and Ryan are drawn into a terrifying scheme - one that will have an impact on every pupil. ‘Original and unsettling… an exciting new talent --SFX
  • Play My Year of Meats

    My Year of Meats

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Ruth Ozeki
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    Overall
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    (6)
    Story
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    Jane, a struggling filmmaker in New York, is given her big break, a chance to travel through the United States to produce a Japanese television program sponsored by American meat exporters. Meanwhile, Akiko, a painfully thin Japanese woman struggling with bulimia, is being pressured by her child-craving husband to put some meat on her bones, literally.

    Mrsp says: "A wonderful, original, perfectly written novel."
    From the author of Booker prize shortlisted novel, A Tale for the Time Being, comes this novel of parallel lives. In New York, struggling filmmaker Jane gets a job producing a Japanese docu-soap sponsored by an American meat exporter. Meanwhile in Tokyo, bulimic housewife Akiko diligently prepares the recipes from Jane’s programme. How Jane and Akiko's lives collide provides romance, humour, intrigue, and even a muckraking message about the Wal-Martification of America.
  • Play The Rats: The Rats Series, Book 1

    The Rats: The Rats Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By James Herbert
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    The terror begins. London is struck by an invasion. Women, children, old and young, none are safe from the deadly menace. The attacks are swift and sure, escape is impossible. A state of emergency is declared. Evacuation seems the only solution in the face of a growing panic and mounting death toll. War is declared on the public enemy number one. The Rats!

    Dave says: "As good as I remember...."
    The terror begins. London is struck by an invasion. Women, children, old and young, none are safe from the deadly menace. The attacks are swift and sure, escape is impossible. A state of emergency is declared. Evacuation seems the only solution in the face of a growing panic and mounting death toll. War is declared on the public enemy number one. The Rats!
  • Play A Tap on the Window

    A Tap on the Window

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Linwood Barclay
    • Narrated By Mark Zeisler
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (81)

    When Cal Weaver stops at a red light on a rainy night while driving home, he ignores the bedraggled-looking teenaged girl trying to hitch a lift. Even when she starts tapping on his window. But when she says, 'hey, aren't you Scott's dad?' and he realizes she's one of his son's classmates, he can't really ignore her. OK, so giving a ride to a teenage girl might not be the smartest move, but how much harm could it do? Over the next 24 hours Cal is about to find out.

    Kirstine says: "Slow to get going"
    When Cal Weaver stops at a red light on a rainy night while driving home, he ignores the bedraggled-looking teenage girl trying to hitch a lift. But when he realises she's one of his son's classmates, he can't really ignore her. How much harm could it do? Over the next 24 hours Cal is about to find out. Because the next morning, a police cruiser turns up at his door and asks him if he gave a lift to a girl the previous night. A girl who has now been found brutally murdered.
  • Play Bonkers: My Life in Laughs

    Bonkers: My Life in Laughs

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Jennifer Saunders
    • Narrated By Jennifer Saunders
    Overall
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    Performance
    (237)
    Story
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    Jennifer Saunders' comic creations have brought joy to millions. From Comic Strip to Comic Relief, from Bolly-swilling Edina in Ab Fab to her takes on Madonna or Mamma Mia, her characters are household names. But it's Jennifer herself who has a place in all our hearts. This is her funny, moving, and frankly bonkers memoir, filled with laughter, friends, and occasional heartache - but never misery. Bonkers is full of riotous adventures.

    Sandra says: "Absolutely Fabulous!!"
    Jennifer Saunders' comic creations have brought joy to millions. From Comic Strip to Comic Relief, from Ab Fab to her takes on Madonna and Mamma Mia, her characters are household names. But it's Jennifer herself who has a place in all our hearts. This is her funny, moving, and frankly bonkers memoir, filled with laughter, friends, and occasional heartache - but never misery.
  • Play Always Managing

    Always Managing

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Harry Redknapp
    • Narrated By David John
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (86)

    "From kicking a ball as a kid under the street lamps of Poplar and standing on Highbury's North Bank with my dad, to my first game at West Ham, I was born head over heels in love with football. It saved me, and 50 years on that hasn't changed one bit - I'd be lost without it..." Harry is the manager who has seen it all - from from a dismal 70s Portakabin at Oxford City and training pitches with trees in the middle to the unbeatable highs of the Premiership, lifting the FA Cup and taking on Real Madrid in the Champions League.

    abdulaziz says: "Fantasticly written & narrated"
    'I was born head over heels in love with football. It saved me, and 50 years on that hasn't changed one bit - I'd be lost without it...' Harry's the manager who's seen it all - from a dismal 70s portakabin at Oxford City to the unbeatable highs of the Premiership. He’s the last of an old-fashioned breed of English football man - one who's managed to move with the times and always come out fighting.
  • Play Cross and Burn

    Cross and Burn

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Val McDermid
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    Overall
    (140)
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    Guilt and grief have driven a wedge between long time crime-fighting partners psychologist Tony Hill and ex-DCI Carol Jordan. But just because they're not talking doesn't mean the killing stops. Someone is killing women. Women who bear a disturbing resemblance to Carol Jordan. And when the evidence begins to point in a disturbing direction, thinking the unthinkable seems the only possible answer.

    Saffy says: "Val McDermid at her best"
    Guilt and grief have driven a wedge between long time crime-fighting partners psychologist Tony Hill and ex-DCI Carol Jordan. But just because they're not talking doesn't mean the killing stops. Someone is killing women. Women who bear a disturbing resemblance to Carol Jordan. And when the evidence begins to point in a disturbing direction, thinking the unthinkable seems the only possible answer. ‘A genuine page turner’ --Independent on Sunday
  • Play Him & Me

    Him & Me

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Jack Whitehall, Michael Whitehall
    • Narrated By Jack Whitehall, Michael Whitehall
    Overall
    (179)
    Performance
    (170)
    Story
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    Jack and Michael Whitehall perform their laugh-out-loud autobiography Him & Me as a unique dual-voiced comedy audiobook, filled with ad-libs, asides, and comic dialogue to create a uniquely funny listen. Jack and Michael open up the rich and plentiful family lore archives on topics such as Jack's nanny's enormous feet, Michael's lifetime touchline ban from Jack's prep-school and the Whitehall collection of downright weird and eccentric relatives.

    Jane says: "The most fun you can have with your clothes on!"
    There's a new comedy duo in town! Posh-boy comedian Jack Whitehall and his father Michael perform their laugh-out-loud autobiography as a unique dual-voiced comedy audiobook, filled with ad-libs and comic dialogue. Tackling topics such as Jack's nanny's enormous feet to weird and eccentric relatives, this is a hilarious and sometimes bumpy journey of self-discovery between a father and a son.
  • Play David and Goliath

    David and Goliath

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell
    Overall
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    David and Goliath is the dazzling and provocative new book from Malcolm Gladwell, best-selling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers and What the Dog Saw. Why do underdogs succeed so much more than we expect? How do the weak outsmart the strong? In David and Goliath Malcolm Gladwell takes us on a scintillating and surprising journey through the hidden dynamics that shape the balance of power between the small and the mighty.

    James says: "Swing and a miss"
    Why do underdogs succeed so much more than we expect? Malcolm Gladwell takes us on a journey through the hidden dynamics that shape the balance of power between the small and the mighty, and reveals the true meaning of advantage and disadvantage. When does a traumatic childhood or a disability work in someone's favour? Do you really want your child to go to the best school he or she can get into? A brilliant, illuminating book that overturns conventional thinking about power and advantage.
  • Play Expo 58

    Expo 58

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated By Julian Rhind-Tutt
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
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    The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Jonathan Coe's brilliant new comic novel Expo 58, read by the actor Julian Rhind-Tutt. Expo 58 - Good-looking girls and sinister spies: a naive Englishman at loose in Europe in Jonathan Coe's brilliant comic novelLondon, 1958: unassuming civil servant Thomas Foley is plucked from his desk at the Central Office of Information and sent on a six-month trip to Brussels.

    Oliver says: "Classic Espionage Caper"
    1958. Civil servant Thomas Foley is sent from London to Brussels. His task: keep an eye on the British pavilion at Expo 58 - the biggest World Fair of the century. Thomas feels that he has arrived into an era of optimism and modernity. But his new-found sense of freedom comes at a price. Expo 58 may represent a glittering future, but Thomas will soon be forced to decide where his loyalties really lie. More from Jonathan Coe.
  • Play The Longest Ride

    The Longest Ride

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated By January LaVoy, Ron McLarty
    Overall
    (17)
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    (14)
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    Two couples. Two love stories. One epic tale. Ninety-one-year-old Ira Levinson is in trouble. Struggling to stay conscious after a car crash, with his mind fading, an image of his adored - and long-dead - wife Ruth appears. Urging him to hang on, she lovingly recounts the joys and sorrows of their life together - how they met, the dark days of WWII and its unrelenting effect on their families. A few miles away, college student Sophia Danko's life is about to change.

    Ms says: "Loved it"
    Struggling to stay conscious after a car crash, 91-year-old Ira is in trouble. With his mind fading, an image of his long-dead wife Ruth appears, urging him to hang on with memories of their life together. A few miles away, college student Sophia is recovering from a break-up. Then she meets Luke and is thrown into a world far removed from her privileged life. Two couples, separated by years and experience, whose lives are about to converge. More Nicholas Sparks listens.
  • Play My Week: As Told to Hugo Rifkind

    My Week: As Told to Hugo Rifkind

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Hugo Rifkind
    • Narrated By Michael Fenton Stevens
    Overall
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    Since it began several years ago Hugo Rifkind's dazzling My Week column has been satirising the high profile and the famous, and basically anyone foolish or unfortunate enough to find themselves at the top of the news agenda that week. The column itself is a fictional diary parodying their movements over seven days in a rarely flattering but always hilarious manner. Rifkind's victims are as diverse and as headline-grabbing as David Cameron, Beyoncé, Oprah Winfrey, Edwina Currie, Barack Obama and Pippa Middleton.

    As the Times gossip columnist, Hugo Rifkind realised it would be much easier to do his job if he could make all the stories up. So he did. For years now, his hilarious 'My Week' column has satirised anyone foolish or unfortunate enough to make headlines that week. Rifkind's victims are as diverse and as headline-grabbing as David Cameron, Beyoncé, Oprah Winfrey, Edwina Currie, Barack Obama and Pippa Middleton. This book collects the very best of this incredibly popular column, introduced and linked in a way that adds zest and background to the entries. 'Never less than funny; always more than funny.' --Matthew Parris
  • Play Thankless in Death: In Death, Book 37

    Thankless in Death: In Death, Book 37

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (23)

    For Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the NYPSD, the job is a useful reminder of what she has to be grateful for this season. Hosting Roarke's big Irish family for the holiday may be challenging, but it's a joyful improvement on her own dark childhood. Other couples aren't as lucky as Eve and Roarke. The Reinholds, for example, are lying on the floor of their Downing Street apartment, stabbed and bludgeoned almost beyond recognition. Those who knew them are stunned - and even more heartbroken by the overwhelming evidence that they were murdered by their own son.

    V J Greenwood says: "Great story, shame about the Narrator"
    NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas is preparing for the Thanksgiving invasion of family and friends. Meanwhile, an ungrateful son decides to stop the nagging from his parents - by ending their lives. Soon Jerald Reinhold is working his way through anyone who has ever crossed him. As the festivities begin, Eve is desperate to identify who will be next on Jerald's long list, so she can stop the killing spree.
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