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    • Out Of Bounds

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,167
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,054
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,053

    When a teenage joyrider crashes a stolen car and ends up in a coma, a routine DNA test reveals a connection to a twisted unsolved murder from 22 years before. Meanwhile, Karen Pirie finds herself irresistibly drawn into another mystery that she has no business investigating; a mystery that has its roots in a terrorist bombing two decades ago. And again, she finds that nothing is as it seems....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book - brought to life by the narrator

    • By Sam Jones on 31-08-16

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Broken Ground

    • Karen Pirie, Book 5
    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182

    When a body is discovered in the remote depths of the Highlands, DCI Karen Pirie finds herself in the right place at the right time. Unearthed with someone's long-buried inheritance, the victim seems to belong to the distant past - until new evidence suggests otherwise, and Karen is called in to unravel a case where nothing is as it seems. It's not long before an overheard conversation draws Karen into the heart of a different case, however - a shocking crime she thought she'd already prevented. As she inches closer to the twisted truths at the centre of these murders, it becomes clear that she's dealing with a version of justice terrifyingly different to her own....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • could hardly finish

    • By Louise on 09-09-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • 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

    • A Passionate Love Affair with a Total Stranger

    • By: Lucy Robinson
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    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 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 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    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

    • Reality, Reality

    • By: Jackie Kay
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh, Anna Bentinck, Rachael Loiuse Miller, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    This is a book about memories, love, sex and the power of the imagination to see us through the most difficult times. The women of Reality, Reality are mesmerising, whether in love or in solitude. Jackie Kay’s newest and most luminous of collections is full of compassion, generosity, sorrow, and joy. In 15 extraordinary stories, she celebrates the richness and power of dream-life to inspire, to repair, and to make real.

    Regular price: £13.09

    • Gods and Beasts

    • By: Denise Mina
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    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

    • The Vintage Girl

    • By: Hester Browne
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 183
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 172

    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

    • 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

    • Under a Pole Star

    • By: Stef Penney
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron, Thomas Judd
    • Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 71

    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 fieldfare on 15-10-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Suffering of Strangers

    • By: Caro Ramsay
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    When a six-week-old baby is stolen from outside a village shop, Detective Inspector Costello quickly surmises there's more to this case than meets the eye. As she questions those involved, she uncovers evidence that this was no impulsive act as the police initially assumed, but something cold, logical, meticulously planned. Who has taken Baby Sholto, and why? Colin Anderson meanwhile is on the Cold Case Unit, reviewing the unsolved rape of a young mother back in 1996. Convinced this wasn't the first - or last - time the attacker struck, Anderson looks for a pattern. But when he does find a connection, it reaches back into his own past.... 

    Regular price: £16.99

    • 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 165
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 150

    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

    • Bring Me Back

    • By: B A Paris
    • Narrated by: Kevin Hely, Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 375
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 343
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 343

    The million-copy best-selling author returns with a breathtaking thriller. The disappearance. The suspicion. The fear....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just as good as the first two books

    • By Mrs B. on 11-03-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Perception of Death

    • By: Louise Anderson
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Erin Paterson runs her grandfather's law firm in Glasgow, and is an uncompromisingly aggressive negotiator. But the success of her practice is not echoed in her personal life. Erin's father has had a stroke. She can't stand her mother. Her sister's a flake and their brother, Leland, committed suicide. She's not doing too well with her boyfriend either, whom she discovers in flagrante the day that an old school friend, Lucy Grant, is murdered.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • absolutely brilliant

    • By Steve on 14-03-06

    Regular price: £27.39

    • Trade Winds

    • By: Christina Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Sweden, 1732. Strong-willed Jess van Sandt knows only too well that it's a man's world. She believes she's being swindled out of her inheritance by her stepfather and she's determined to stop it. When help appears in the unlikely form of handsome Scotsman Killian Kinross, Jess finds herself both intrigued and infuriated by him. In an attempt to recover her fortune, she proposes a marriage of convenience.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Trade Winds

    • By Wendy on 11-04-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Captive of the Border Lord

    • By: Blythe Gifford
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    To marry him will be to betray her family… Bessie has sacrificed herself for her family’s honour and is at the mercy of the court of King James. She’s enticed not only by her mortal enemy, Lord Thomas Carwell, but also by the opulence of a world far removed from her own. When the King demands her brother’s head, Carwell is the only one to whom she can turn. But she must pay the ultimate price for his protection...

    Regular price: £15.69

    • The Boleyn Inheritance

    • The Tudor Court, Book 4
    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Pippa Bennett-Warner, Georgia Maguire, Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 17 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    1539. Anne of Cleves wins the dangerous prize of becoming Henry VIII’s fourth wife. From the start, Anne’s royal blood, education and fierce intelligence count for nothing as the king pursues young Katherine Howard. Katherine is a pawn in the political manoeuvres of her ambitious family; unprepared for the dangers that await, she steps into their trap. At her side is kinswoman Jane Boleyn, who has served - and betrayed - one queen already: her sister-in-law Anne, who died on Henry’s scaffold. Will Jane betray a second queen to the headsman?  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Sandra Lowe on 01-10-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Trumpet

    • By: Jackie Kay
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    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

    • 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

    • 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 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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

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