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    • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

    • By: Gail Honeyman
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,427
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7,803
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,785

    Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Viva Eleanor!

    • By Kaggy on 30-06-17

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Star Gazing

    • By: Linda Gillard
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Blind since birth, widowed in her 20s, now lonely in her 40s, Marianne Fraser lives in Edinburgh in elegant, angry anonymity with her sister, Louisa, a successful novelist. Marianne's passionate nature finds solace and expression in music, a love she finds she shares with Keir, a man she encounters on her doorstep one winter's night. Whilst Marianne has had her share of men attracted to her because they want to rescue her, Keir makes no concession to her condition.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • superb well written book

    • By Hazel on 29-07-13

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae

    • By: Stephanie Butland
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Ailsa Rae is learning how to live. She's only a few months past the heart transplant that - just in time - saved her life. Life should be a joyful adventure. But.... Her relationship with her mother is at breaking point, and she wants to find her father. Have her friends left her behind? She's felt so helpless for so long that she's let polls on her blog make her decisions for her. She barely knows where to start on her own. Then there's Lennox. Her best friend and onetime lover. He was sick too. He didn't make it. And now she's supposed to face all of this without him. But her new heart is a bold heart. She just needs to learn to listen to it....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful

    • By nicola kaye on 01-06-18

    Regular price: £26.99

    • Rat Run

    • Anderson and Costello, Book 7
    • By: Caro Ramsay
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    In August 1992 a young mother and her two small sons were brutally murdered in the woods behind their home. Her neighbour, Andrew Gyle, was convicted of the crime and sentenced to life imprisonment. Now, 23 years later, a macabre discovery throws new light on the case. Could there have been a shocking miscarriage of justice?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Returning this book!

    • By Sally on 08-03-17

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Gods and Beasts

    • By: Denise Mina
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    A Glasgow post office. Martin Pavel cowers on the floor, his eyes locked on those of a terrified child. Above them a masked gunman wields an AK-47 while the boy’s grandfather calmly volunteers to help gather the money. Then the old man stands passively, hands by his sides, while the gunman raises the barrel and shoots him to shreds. Recently returned to work after the birth of her twins, DS Alex Morrow is called in to head the investigation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A bit predictable

    • By Orvieto on 29-08-15

    Regular price: £15.09

    • Under a Pole Star

    • By: Stef Penney
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron, Thomas Judd
    • Length: 20 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 70

    Follow the path to the freezing north. Follow your ambition. Follow your heart. Flora Mackie first crossed the Arctic Circle at the age of 12. Years later, in 1892, determination and chance lead her back to northern Greenland as a scientist at the head of a British expedition, defying the expectations of those who believe a woman has no place in that harsh world. Geologist Jakob de Beyn was raised in Manhattan. Yearning for wider horizons, he joins a rival expedition.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too long winded

    • By Amazon Customer on 15-10-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Why Don't You Stop Talking

    • By: Jackie Kay
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh, Caroline Guthrie, Cathleen McCarron, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 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

    In Jackie Kay’s first collection of stories, ordinary lives are transformed by secrets. Her world might seem familiar – sex, death and family cast long shadows – but the roles of mothers, daughters and lovers are imagined and revealed in the most surprising of ways. Jackie Kay sees the extraordinary in everyday life, and lights it up with humour and generosity in a way that is uniquely her own.

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Vintage Girl

    • By: Hester Browne
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 168

    When Evie Nicholson is asked to visit Kettlesheer Castle in Scotland to archive the family heirlooms, she jumps at the chance. Evie's passion for antiques means that, for her, the castle is a treasure trove of mysteries just waiting to be uncovered. But in each heirloom lies a story, and in the course of her investigations Evie stumbles upon some long-buried family secrets. Add handsome, gloomy heir Robert McAndrew and a traditional candlelit gala to the mix, and Evie's heart is sent reeling with an enthusiasm that may just extend beyond the Kettlesheer silver....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A very light romance

    • By Joanna on 03-01-18

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Imogen's Baby

    • By: Amanda Prowse
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    It's hard enough having a baby on your own. But for Imogen, 24 years old and blind since birth, it will be harder than most. Her journey will take her from heartache to hope and back again. But Imogen has never let blindness rule her life, and she isn't going to start now.... Inspired by a real-life story, this is a moving and gripping listen from number-one best seller Amanda Prowse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely to listen

    • By Amazon Customer on 28-01-18

    Regular price: £5.19

    • Secrets of the Sea House

    • By: Elisabeth Gifford
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron, Douglas Russell, Sarah Barron
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 146

    Scotland, 1860. Reverend Alexander Ferguson takes up his new parish, an isolated patch on the Hebridean island of Harris. His time there will change his life, but the Sea House, on the edge of the dunes keeps its silence long after Alexander departs. More than a century later, Ruth and Michael buy the grand but dilapidated building for the family they hope to have. But their dreams are marred by a shocking discovery.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Slow start but really enjoyable in the end.

    • By Lucy on 13-05-14

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Standing Still

    • Anderson and Costello, Book 8
    • By: Caro Ramsay
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Glasgow's citizens are in a celebratory mood for the annual West End Festival parade. But beneath the jovial surface lurks something darker. A confused young woman is found wandering among the stilt walkers and jostling crowds, claiming to have been abducted by aliens. Before DCI Anderson and DI Costello can investigate further, a body is discovered, and it becomes horrifyingly clear that a depraved killer has taken advantage of the busiest day of the year to carry out a gruesomely macabre plan.

    Regular price: £20.89

    • The Night Hunter

    • Anderson and Costello, Book 5
    • By: Caro Ramsay
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    Elvie McCulloch's sister, Sophie, has been missing for 57 days. She went out for a run - and never came home. Several young women in the area have disappeared in similar circumstances, and Elvie's family fears the worst. Teaming up with retired detective Billy Hopkirk, Elvie determines to find out the truth. But as the pair alternately collaborate with and infuriate investigating police detectives Anderson and Costello, they find themselves up against a terrifying enemy. Someone they call The Night Hunter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Different to what I expecte

    • By Scorpio on 09-08-18

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Trumpet

    • By: Jackie Kay
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    The death of legendary jazz trumpeter Joss Moody exposes an extraordinary secret. Unbeknown to all but his wife Millie, Joss was a woman living as a man. The discovery is most devastating for their adopted son, Colman, whose bewildered fury brings the press to the doorstep and sends his grieving mother to the sanctuary of a remote Scottish village.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Touching, Cathartic, Thought-Provoking

    • By Ian C. on 20-11-16

    Regular price: £15.69

    • Bring Me Back

    • A Novel
    • By: B. A. Paris
    • Narrated by: Kevin Hely, Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Finn and Layla are young, in love, and on vacation. They’re driving along the highway when Finn decides to stop at a service station to use the restroom. He hops out of the car, locks the doors behind him, and goes inside. When he returns Layla is gone - never to be seen again. That is the story Finn told to the police. But it is not the whole story. 

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Blood, Salt, Water

    • By: Denise Mina
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Salt water lifts blood. Only salt water. Loch Lomond is a mile deep, but the woman's body surfaced anyway. Found bludgeoned and dumped in the water, she now haunts Iain Fraser, the man who put her there. She trusted him, and now that misplaced trust is gnawing through Iain's chest. He thinks it will kill him. Nearby Helensburgh is an idyllic Victorian town. One-time home to a quarter of all the millionaires in Britain, it is quaint, sleepy and chocolate-box pretty.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Sideman

    • An Anderson & Costello Mystery
    • By: Caro Ramsay
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Detective Inspector Costello has resigned. No notice, no good-byes. Convinced that George Haggerty murdered his wife and son despite his cast-iron alibi, Costello has gone solo, determined to expose a ruthless killer without being hampered by police protocol. But is she right about Haggerty's guilt? And where has she disappeared to? DCI Colin Anderson has no time to ponder the loss of his partner of 20 years. With a badly beaten body found on a remote mountain pass, a woman with a serious head wound who won't communicate in any way and a substantial pool of blood discovered at the edge of Loch Lomond, Police Scotland have their hands full.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great sequel

    • By san2har on 30-06-18

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Illuminations

    • By: Andrew O'Hagan
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Standing one evening at the window of her house by the sea, Anne Quirk sees a rabbit disappearing in the snow. Nobody remembers her now, but this elderly woman was in her youth a pioneer of British documentary photography. Only when her beloved grandson, Luke, returns home to Scotland does Anne's secret story begin to emerge, along with his, and they set out for an old guest house in Blackpool where she once kept a room.

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Hame

    • By: Annalena McAfee
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron, David Rintoul
    • Length: 18 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Hame, n. Scottish form of 'home': a valued place regarded as a refuge or place of origin. In the wake of the breakdown of her relationship, Mhairi McPhail dismantles her life in New York and moves with her nine-year-old daughter, Agnes, to the remote Scottish island of Fascaray. Mhairi has been commissioned to write a biography of the late Bard of Fascaray, Grigor McWatt, a cantankerous poet with an international reputation. But who was Grigor McWatt?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • really difficult to listen to

    • By Janejeanie on 31-01-18

    Regular price: £23.99

    • A Passionate Love Affair with a Total Stranger

    • By: Lucy Robinson
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    Charley Lambert has a perfect life. She has The Job. The Wardrobe. And The Flat. Then she breaks her leg in three places and is forced to hand over her job to her nasty deputy while she recovers. Desperate for something to do, she discovers a talent for helping the lovelorn online. Then along comes William.…

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not the most original but a great listen

    • By Elaine on 13-12-13

    Regular price: £17.39

    • The Red Road

    • By: Denise Mina
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    31st August 1997. Rose Wilson is 14, but looks 16. Pimped out by her ‘boyfriend’, she has seen more of the darkness in life than someone twice her age. On the night of Princess Diana's death, Rose snaps and commits two terrible crimes. But a defence lawyer takes pity and sets out to do what he can to save her. Present day. DI Alex Morrow is a witness in the case of Michael Brown – a vicious, nasty arms dealer.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great entertainment, really enjoyed

    • By Bleggs on 25-08-15

    Regular price: £20.49

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