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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 1,191
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,075
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,074

    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

    • The Hunting Party

    • By: Lucy Foley
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron, Laura Kirman, Clare Corbett, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Everyone's invited. Everyone's a suspect. In a remote hunting lodge, deep in the Scottish wilderness, old friends gather for New Year. The beautiful one. The golden couple. The volatile one. The new parents. The quiet one. The city boy. The outsider. The victim. Not an accident - a murder among friends.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • There's been a murder!

    • By Lee on 13-12-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • 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 10,537
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9,735
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,711

    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

    • 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

    • 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 168
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 152

    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

    • The Vintage Girl

    • By: Hester Browne
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 173

    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

    • 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 Suffering of Strangers

    • By: Caro Ramsay
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    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

    • 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 Illuminations

    • By: Andrew O'Hagan
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 16
    • 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

    • Blood Red Roses

    • By: Lin Anderson
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    A hen night in Glasgow leaves the bride-to-be dead on a toilet floor. Her body is twisted, her face wears a terrifying grin. Who would kill a girl just before her wedding?

    Regular price: £4.89

    • The Red Road

    • By: Denise Mina
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    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

    • The Lost Children

    • By: Theresa Talbot
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Investigative journalist Oonagh O'Neil's instincts tell her when a story is worth pursuing. And the death of an elderly priest on the altar of his Glasgow church, just as she is about to expose the shocking truth behind the closure of an infamous Magdalene Institution, tells her a sinister cover up is in play. DI Alec Davies is appointed to investigate the priest's death. He and Oonagh go way back. But now they're united in uncovering not only what happened to the lost babies secretly born in the Institution, but what happened to the young women that survived by vowing loyalty to one another...forever. 

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Monsoon Mists

    • By: Christina Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    1759, Jamie Kinross has started a new life in India as a gem trader, but when his mentor's family is kidnapped he vows to save them. There he encounters Zarmina Miller. She is rich and beautiful, but when it becomes clear that Zarmina's step-son is involved in the plot, he begins to see another side to her - a dark past and a heart just waiting to be thawed. But is it too late?

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Imogen's Baby

    • By: Amanda Prowse
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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

    • 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 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    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

    • 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

    • Trade Winds

    • By: Christina Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    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

    • Star Gazing

    • By: Linda Gillard
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    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 Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond, Caroline Lennon, Maggie Mash, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 13

    Resurrecting buried scandals, audacious hoaxes and private tragedies, Emma Donoghue has written a sequence of short stories about peculiar moments in the history of the British Isles. Here artists mix with poisoners and countesses rub shoulders with cross-dressers, vicars and revolutionaries; the Second Coming is proclaimed in Scotland; and a miniature girl becomes a tiny skeleton in a London museum.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent collection of short stories

    • By KeepItFluffy on 08-01-16

    Regular price: £12.99

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