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    • The Heart's Invisible Furies

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
    • Length: 21 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,249
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,106
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      5 out of 5 stars 2,106

    Cyril Avery is not a real Avery, or at least that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Phenomenal

    • By Kerri on 19-02-17

    Regular price: £25.99

    • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 365
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 338
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 339

    What happens when innocence is confronted by monstrous evil? Nine-year-old Bruno knows nothing of the Final Solution and the Holocaust. He is oblivious to the appalling cruelties being inflicted on the people of Europe by his country. All he knows is that he has been moved from a comfortable home in Berlin to a house in a desolate area where there is nothing to do and no one to play with.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best books I have ever read.

    • By anne levine on 11-12-16

    Regular price: £15.99

    • A Ladder to the Sky

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Richard E. Grant, Laurence Kennedy, Richard Cordery, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    If you look hard enough, you can find stories pretty much anywhere. They don’t even have to be your own. Or so would-be writer Maurice Swift decides very early on in his career. A chance encounter in a Berlin hotel with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann gives him an opportunity to ingratiate himself with someone more powerful than him. For Erich is lonely, and he has a story to tell. Whether or not he should do so is another matter entirely. Once Maurice has made his name, he sets off in pursuit of other people’s stories. He doesn’t care where he finds them - or to whom they belong - as long as they help him rise to the top.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Stunning start which descends onto silliness

    • By the typist on 25-08-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Absolutist

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153

    September 1919: 21-year-old Tristan Sadler takes a train from London to Norwich to deliver some letters to Marian Bancroft. Tristan fought alongside Marian’s brother Will during the Great War, but in 1917 Will laid down his guns on the battlefield, declared himself a conscientious objector and was shot as a traitor, an act which has brought shame and dishonour on the Bancroft family. But the letters are not the real reason for Tristan’s visit. He holds a secret deep in his soul. One that he is desperate to unburden himself of to Marian, if he can only find the courage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant and deeply touching

    • By Edward Phillips on 13-01-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The House of Special Purpose

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Richard Teverson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    Russia, 1915: At the age of 16, Georgy Jachmenev steps in front of an assassin's bullet intended for a senior member of the Russian Imperial Family and is instantly proclaimed a hero. Before the week is out, his life as the son of a peasant farmer is changed for ever when he is escorted to St Petersburg to take up his new position - as bodyguard to Alexei Romanov, the only son of Tsar Nicholas II.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Russian history spliced with romantic fantasy

    • By Kirstine on 13-07-15

    Regular price: £21.29

    • This House Is Haunted

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    When she arrives at the hall, shaken by an unsettling disturbance that occurred during her travels, she is greeted by the two children now in her care, Isabella and Eustace. There is no adult present to represent her mysterious employer, and the children offer no explanation. Later that night in her room, another terrifying experience further reinforces the sense that something is very wrong. From the moment Eliza rises the following morning, her every step seems dogged by a malign presence that lives within Gaudlin's walls.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unusually good ghost story

    • By Mary Ann von Radowitz on 22-01-18

    Regular price: £24.29

    • Crippen

    • A Novel of Murder
    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: James Daniel Wilson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 79

    July 1910: The grisly remains of Cora Crippen, music hall singer and wife of Dr Hawley Crippen, are discovered in the cellar of 39 Hilldrop Crescent, Camden. But the Doctor and his mistress, Ethel Le Neve, have vanished, much to the frustration of Scotland Yard and the outrage of a horrified London. Across the Channel in Antwerp, the SS Montrose sets sail on its two week voyage to Canada. Amongst its passengers are the overbearing Antonia Drake and her daughter Victoria, who is hell-bent on romance....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping

    • By John on 29-01-12

    Regular price: £24.09

    • Der Junge im gestreiften Pyjama

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Ulrich Matthes
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
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    Berlin 1942: Als Bruno eines Tages nach Hause kommt, werden gerade alle seine Habseligkeiten in Kisten verpackt...

    Regular price: £9.49

    • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Vladimir Levashev
    • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The story of "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" is very difficult to describe. Usually we give some information about the audiobook, but in this case, we think that would spoil the listening. We think it's important that you start to listen without knowing what it is about. If you do start to listen, you will go on a journey with a nine year-old boy named Bruno. (Though this isn't a story for nine-year-olds.) And sooner or later, you will arrive with Bruno at the fence.

    Regular price: £3.49

    • The Boy at the Top of the Mountain

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Vladimir Levashev
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Pierrot becomes an orphan, he must leave his home in Paris for a new life with his aunt Beatrix, a servant in a wealthy household at the top of the German mountains. But this is no ordinary time, for it is 1935 and the Second World War is fast approaching; and this is no ordinary house, for this is the Berghof, the home of Adolf Hitler.

    Regular price: £3.49

    • My Brother's Name Is Jessica

    • By: John Boyne
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    Sam Waver's life has always been pretty quiet. A bit of a loner, he struggles to make friends, and his busy parents often make him feel invisible. Luckily for Sam, his older brother, Jason, has always been there for him. Sam idolises Jason, who seems to have life sorted - he's kind, popular and amazing at football, and girls are falling over themselves to date him. But then one evening Jason calls his family together to tell them that he's been struggling with a secret for a long time. A secret which quickly threatens to tear them all apart.

    Regular price: £17.99

    • The Second Child

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: David McFetteridge
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Alison Clarke returns home to her father's house in rural Wexford with her movie star boyfriend, Nick. It is the first time she has been home in years. Her father does not approve of her boyfriend or her pregnancy, and Alison's mother is struggling to keep them from fighting. There is a lot of tension in the house. Will father and daughter ever make up?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable short story

    • By Rosie and Duncan on 08-11-11

    Regular price: £4.99

    • Der Junge auf dem Berg

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Boris Aljinovic
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Als Pierrot seine Eltern verliert, muss er Paris verlassen und ein neues Leben bei seiner Tante beginnen, die in einem wohlhabenden deutschen Haushalt dient. Aber dies ist keine gewöhnliche Zeit: Der zweite Weltkrieg steht vor der Tür. Und es ist kein gewöhnliches Haus: Es ist der Berghof - Adolf Hitlers Sommerresidenz. Fassungslos muss der Hörer miterleben, wie sich Pierrot zum skrupellosen Nazi wandelt, seinen besten Freund verleugnet und seine Tante verrät.

    Regular price: £12.09

    • Drengen i den stribede pyjamas

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Tobias Hertz
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Den niårige Bruno bor i Berlin under anden verdenskrig. Bruno ved ikke meget om krigen og lever i lykkelig uvidenhed, selvom hans far er højtrangerende soldat tæt på Hitler. En dag får familien en vigtig gæst, da "Fyren" kommer til middag. Brunos far bliver forfremmet, og hele familien må forlade Berlin og flyttet til en lejr, som Bruno kalder "Afsides". I "Afsides" er alting anderledes. Fra sit værelse kan Bruno se en indhegning med en masse mennesker, som alle går i ens stribede pyjamasser.

    Regular price: £7.79

    • So fern wie nah

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Boris Aljinović
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
    • Abridged
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    Wieder öffnet uns John Boyne die Augen für die Absurdität des Krieges durch den rührendnaiven Blick eines Jungen. Als der Erste Weltkrieg an Alfies fünftem Geburtstag ausbricht, verspricht sein Vater, nicht in den Kampf zu ziehen - und bricht sein Wort am Tag darauf. Vier harte Jahre später ist Alfie davon überzeugt, dass er seinen Vater nie wiedersehen wird. Doch dann erfährt er zufällig, dass sein Vater in einer Klinik für traumatisierte Soldaten behandelt wird.

    Regular price: £10.39

    • Der Junge mit dem Herz aus Holz

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Ulrich Matthes
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Eines Morgens läuft Noah Barleywater von zu Hause fort. Ein einsamer Waldweg führt ihn zu einem Spielzeugladen voller Zauber und Magie...

    Regular price: £14.49

    • Der Schiffsjunge

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Florian Lukas
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Abridged
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    Meuterei auf der Bounty? Die Geschichte kennt man doch: Jähzorniger Kapitän quält tapfere Mannschaft, bis diese sich wehrt. Oder....

    Regular price: £12.09