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    • Offshore

    • By: Penelope Fitzgerald, Alan Hollinghurst - introduction
    • Narrated by: Jot Davies, Alan Hollinghurst, Stephanie Racine
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    On Battersea Reach, a mixed bag of the temporarily lost and the patently eccentric live on houseboats, rising and falling with the tide of the Thames. There is good-natured Maurice, by occupation a male prostitute, by chance a receiver of stolen goods. And Richard, an ex-navy man whose boat, much like its owner, dominates the Reach.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Puffing insincerity

    • By Struweltiger on 31-05-17

    Regular price: £8.49

    • The Sparsholt Affair

    • By: Alan Hollinghurst
    • Narrated by: David Dawson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 150

    In October 1940, the handsome young David Sparsholt arrives in Oxford. A keen athlete and oarsman, he at first seems unaware of the effect he has on others - particularly on the lonely and romantic Evert Dax, son of a celebrated novelist and destined to become a writer himself. While the Blitz rages in London, Oxford exists at a strange remove: an ephemeral, uncertain place in which nightly blackouts conceal secret liaisons....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good - not extraordinary

    • By Tamas Lorincz on 05-03-18

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Swimming Pool Library

    • By: Alan Hollinghurst
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    This novel centres on the friendship of William Beckwith, a young gay aristocrat who leads a life of privilege and promiscuity, and the elderly Lord Nantwich, who is searching for someone to write his biography.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gay lit. of the highest order

    • By common reader on 14-01-09

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Spell

    • By: Alan Hollinghurst
    • Narrated by: Ben Allen
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    The Spell is a comedy of sexual manners that follows the interlocking affairs of four men: Robin, an architect in his late 40s who is trying to build an idyllic life in Dorset with his younger lover, Justin; Robin's 22-year-old son, Danny, a volatile beauty who lives for clubbing and casual sex; and the shy Alex, who is Justin's ex-boyfriend. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A idyll c look on gay life

    • By Justin D. Rumsby on 02-11-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Line of Beauty

    • By: Alan Hollinghurst
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 17 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    In the summer of 1983, 23-year-old Nick Guest moves into an attic room in the Notting Hill home of the wealthy Feddens: Gerald, an ambitious Tory MP, his wife, Rachel, and their children, Toby and Catherine. Innocent of politics and money, Nick is swept up into the Feddens' world and an era of endless possibility, all the while pursuing his own private obsession with beauty. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Obvious and lusty

    • By DAVID on 09-10-18

    Regular price: £25.99

    • The Stranger's Child

    • By: Alan Hollinghurst
    • Narrated by: James Daniel Wilson
    • Length: 19 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 50

    In the late summer of 1913 the aristocratic young poet Cecil Valance comes to stay at ‘Two Acres’, the home of his close Cambridge friend George Sawle. The weekend will be one of excitements and confusions for all the Sawles, but it is on George’s sixteen-year-old sister Daphne that it will have the most lasting impact, when Cecil writes her a poem which will become a touchstone for a generation, an evocation of an England about to change for ever.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Murder by Narrator

    • By Christina on 28-07-11

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Folding Star

    • By: Alan Hollinghurst
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Edward Manners - 33 and disaffected - escapes to a Flemish city in search of a new life. Almost at once he falls in love with 17-year-old Luc and is introduced to the twilight world of the 1890s Belgian painter Edgard Orst.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Hollinghurst triumph

    • By Allan Robb-McLeod on 11-07-18

    Regular price: £25.99