Paperbacks in Audio

Seen something on the high street and thought, hmmm, that would be a brilliant listen...? Here are the latest titles people just can't get enough of right now, the best-selling paperbacks on the shelves, the way you like it, in unabridged audio.


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  • River of Destiny (






UNABRIDGED) by Barbara Erskine Narrated by Gina Peach

    River of Destiny

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Barbara Erskine
    • Narrated By Gina Peach
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    On the banks of the River Deben in Suffolk lies a set of barns dating back to the Anglo Saxons. Within their walls, secrets have been buried deeply. Zoe and Ken have just moved into one of the barns, ready to start a new life away from the hustle and bustle of the city. To the outside world they seem like an ordinary couple, but underneath they are growing more distant by the day. And when Zoe becomes close to local recluse, Leo, she finds her attraction to him undeniable.

    Mrs says: "Spoiled by the narrator"
  • The Wind Through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Stephen King Narrated by Stephen King

    The Wind Through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (63)

    For listeners new to the Dark Tower saga, The Wind Through the Keyhole is a stand-alone novel, and a wonderful introduction to the series. It is a story within a story, which features both the younger and older gunslinger Roland on his quest to find the Dark Tower. Fans of the existing seven books in the series will also delight in discovering what happened to Roland and his ka-tet between the time they leave the Emerald City and arrive at the outskirts of Calla Bryn Sturgis.

    Oliver says: "Great story, but mixed narration"
  • Snowfall in Burracombe (






UNABRIDGED) by Lilian Harry Narrated by Anne Dover

    Snowfall in Burracombe

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Lilian Harry
    • Narrated By Anne Dover
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (6)

    It's December 1953. As the village prepares for the festivities, for many people, a happy Christmas is by no means certain. Recovering from a car-crash, Stella Simmons, the winter wedding that she and her sweetheart had planned seems impossible. Elsewhere in the village, Jackie Tozer is dreaming of America and Hilary Napier, who thought the war had robbed her of her chance at happiness, has to ask herself if she could ever imagine leaving her life at the big house. The darkest time of the year finds everyone asking questions with no easy answer.

    micepaws says: "Excellent reading !"
  • Before the Frost: An Inspector Wallander Mystery (






UNABRIDGED) by Henning Mankell Narrated by Sean Barrett

    Before the Frost: An Inspector Wallander Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Henning Mankell
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    The leader of a religious cult in Guyana instigates a mass suicide. He succeeds in killing himself and his whole flock of worshippers, save one. One man escapes. In the wood in the country land outside Ystad, the police make an horrific discovery: a severed head, and hands locked together in an attitude of prayer. A Bible lies at the victim's side, handwritten corrections and amendments on every page.

    Anoushka says: "A cut above usual crime fiction."
  • Until the End of Time: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Danielle Steel Narrated by Nick Podehl

    Until the End of Time: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Danielle Steel
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (7)

    Bill is a dedicated young lawyer working at his family's prestigious New York firm, who leaves everything he trained for to follow his dream and become a minister in rural Wyoming. Jenny, his wife, is a stylist whose heart and soul are invested in fashion. She leaves the milieu and life she loves to join him. The certainty they share is that their destinies are linked forever.

    Mrs says: "Until the end of time"
  • Eloise (






UNABRIDGED) by Judy Finnigan Narrated by Anna Bentinck

    Eloise

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Judy Finnigan
    • Narrated By Anna Bentinck
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (33)

    Yesterday I almost saw her. I was standing on the sun deck, looking out to sea, revelling in the unexpected warmth of the February sun. A butterfly trembled on a nearby buddleia and suddenly I smelled her perfume.She wasn't there, of course. How could she be when I had seen her lying in her coffin just two weeks ago, the day before she was buried, her casket surrounded by the scented candles she loved? She lay in Cornish ground now....

    Pippa Lamb says: "Disappointing"
  • Seasons in the Sun: The Battle for Britain, 1974-1979 (






UNABRIDGED) by Dominic Sandbrook Narrated by David Thorpe

    Seasons in the Sun: The Battle for Britain, 1974-1979

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Dominic Sandbrook
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (38)

    In the early 1970s, Britain seemed to be tottering on the brink of the abyss. Under Edward Heath, the optimism of the '60s had become a distant memory. Now the headlines were dominated by strikes and blackouts, unemployment and inflation. As the world looked on in horrified fascination, Britain seemed to be tearing itself apart. And yet, amid the gloom, glittered a creativity and cultural dynamism that would influence our lives long after the nightmarish '70s had been forgotten.

    Mr says: "Brilliant book, superbly narrated"
  • Fade to Black (






UNABRIDGED) by Francis Knight Narrated by Paul Thornley

    Fade to Black

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Francis Knight
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    From the depths of a valley rises the city of Mahala. It's a city built upwards - where streets are built upon streets, buildings upon buildings. A city that the Ministry rules from the sunlit summit, and where the forsaken lurk in the darkness of Under. Rojan Dizon doesn't mind staying in the shadows, because he's got things to hide. Things like being a pain-mage, with the forbidden power to draw magic from pain. But when the fate of Mahala depends on him using his magic, he can't hide forever.

    Stephen says: "Disappointing"
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