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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 11,981
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11,062
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,033

    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
    • Puts Bridget Jones in the shade

    • By Caroline Mitchell on 10-07-17

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Out Of Bounds

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,291
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,165
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,164

    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 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 25

    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

    • 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 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    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

    • 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 171
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 154

    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 186
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 174

    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

    • 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 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    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

    • 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 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    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

    • 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

    • Wish I Was Here

    • By: Jackie Kay
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Forbes Masson, Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Wish I was Here features tales of passion and jealousy, lust and romance from the award-winning author of Red Dust Road. This fierce, funny, and compassionate collection explores every facet of that most overwhelming and complicated of human emotions: love. With winning directness, Jackie Kay captures her characters' greatest joys and greatest vulnerabilities, exposing the moments of tenderness, of shock, of bravery, and of stupidity that accompany the search for love, the discovery of love and, most of all, love's loss.

    Regular price: £8.69

    • 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 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    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
    • Great read

    • By Zacharoula on 14-06-13

    Regular price: £17.39

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    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 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

    • 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

    • Return of the Border Warrior

    • Brunson Clan Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Blythe Gifford
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Word in the Royal Court has spread that the wild Scottish borders are too unruly. Upon the King's command, John Brunson must return home. Once part of a powerful border clan, John has not set eyes on the Brunson stone tower in years. With failure never an option, he must persuade his family to honor the king's call for peace. To succeed, John knows winning over Cate Gilnock, the daughter of an allied family, holds the key. But this intriguing beauty is beyond the powers of flattery and seduction.

    Regular price: £23.79

    • 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

    • 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

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