William Boyd
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William Boyd

William Boyd is the author of ten novels, including A Good Man in Africa, winner of the Whitbread Award and the Somerset Maugham Award; An Ice-Cream War, winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and shortlisted for the Booker Prize; Brazzaville Beach, winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize; Any Human Heart, winner of the Prix Jean Monnet; Restless, winner of the Costa Novel of the Year, the Yorkshire Post Novel of the Year and a Richard & Judy selection, and most recently, the bestselling Ordinary Thunderstorms. (Photo credit: Eamonn McCabe)

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    • Love Is Blind

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 553
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 506
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 506

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Love Is Blind by William Boyd. Set at the end of the 19th century, it follows the fortunes of Brodie Moncur, a young Scottish musician, about to embark on the story of his life....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Sarklet on 14-10-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Restless

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,588
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,115

    Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Richard and Judy Best Read, 2007.
    Winner of the Costa Book Awards, Novel of the Year, 2006.
    A Richard and Judy Book Club selection.
    Longlisted for the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2007.

    During the summer of 1976, Ruth Gilmartin discovers that her very English mother, Sally, is really Eva Delectorskaya, a Russian émigrée and one-time spy....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A gripping and thoughtful book

    • By Tom on 03-11-07

    Regular price: £11.89

    • Sweet Caress

    • The Many Lives of Amory Clay
    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
    • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 543
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 502
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 504

    It is Amory's photographer uncle, Greville, who gives her a camera and some rudimentary lessons in photography and unleashes a passion that will irrevocably shape her....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I think it is the narrator....

    • By Louise on 22-10-15

    Regular price: £20.89

    • The Blue Afternoon

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 101

    Los Angeles, 1936. Kay Fischer, a young ambitious architect, is shadowed by Salvador Carriscant, an enigmatic stranger claiming to be her father....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Blue Afternoon

    • By mike on 24-09-11

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Armadillo

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    One winter’s morning, Lorimer Black - young, good-looking but with a somewhat troubled expression....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Armadillo

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-03-11

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Brazzaville Beach

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 237
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 141

    I live on Brazzaville Beach... I am here because two sets of strange and extraordinary events happened to me... One in England, first, and then one in Africa....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing despite 4 stars

    • By Maddy on 02-02-12

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Solo

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Dominic West
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 484
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 448
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 448

    1969. A veteran secret agent. A single mission. A licence to kill. James Bond returns....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well Done

    • By John on 07-09-14

    Regular price: £20.00

    • Ordinary Thunderstorms

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Martyn Ellis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 731
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 499
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 504

    With horrifying speed, Adam Kindred's chance encounter leads to a series of accidents through which he will lose everything....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful book, beautifully read.

    • By L. Fuchs on 24-09-09

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: William Boyd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth depicts the random encounters that bring the past bubbling to the surface, the impulsive decisions that irrevocably shape a life....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Get on with the next one!

    • By Christina on 14-11-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Dream Lover

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Funny, moving and sharply observed, these stories are confirmation of Boyd's status as one of English fiction's finest writers....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Totally Absorbing

    • By Allegria on 20-04-18

    Regular price: £20.89

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