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    • Spring

    • Seasonal Quartet, Book 3
    • By: Ali Smith
    • Narrated by: Juliette Burton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Spring will come. The leaves on its trees will open after blossom. Before it arrives, a hundred years of empire-making. The dawn breaks cold and still but, deep in the earth, things are growing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hopeless hope in the third book of the tetralogy

    • By EEL on 30-03-19

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Autumn

    • Seasonal Quartet, Book 1
    • By: Ali Smith
    • Narrated by: Melody Grove
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 227
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 213

    Fusing Keatsian mists and mellow fruitfulness with the vitality, the immediacy and the colour hit of Pop Art - via a bit of skullduggery - Autumn is a witty excavation of the present by the past. Autumn is a take on popular culture and a meditation in a world growing ever more bordered: what constitutes richness and worth?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a collage of leaf-fall & never-ending stories

    • By Rachel Redford on 08-11-16

    Regular price: £15.69

    • Winter

    • By: Ali Smith
    • Narrated by: Melody Grove
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    Winter? Bleak. Frosty wind, earth as iron, water as stone, so the old song goes. The shortest days, the longest nights. The trees are bare and shivering. The summer's leaves? Dead litter. The world shrinks; the sap sinks. But winter makes things visible. And if there's ice, there'll be fire. It's the season that teaches us survival. Here comes Winter the second audiobook in Ali Smith's shape-shifting quartet of stories.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • This is the Winter of my discontent!

    • By Rachel Redford on 05-12-17

    Regular price: £15.69

    • How to Be Both

    • By: Ali Smith
    • Narrated by: John Banks
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 146

    How to Be Both is a novel all about art's versatility. There's a renaissance artist of the 1460s. There's the child of a child of the 1960s. Two tales of love and injustice twist into a singular yarn where time gets timeless, structural gets playful, knowing gets mysterious, fictional gets real - and all life's givens get given a second chance.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Dealing with loss

    • By Carien on 21-03-15

    Regular price: £20.89

    • The Story of Antigone

    • By: Ali Smith
    • Narrated by: Ali Smith
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    The crow crossed the sky, slow-beating her wings. Beat, beat, beat. It was night, not yet morning, and her feathers were so black that she coasted the air invisible above the city wall. Thus begins Ali Smith's retelling of Sophocles' tragedy, about a young Theban princess who decides to bury her dishonoured brother Polynices, against King Creon's express orders, with heart-breaking consequences.

    Regular price: £5.29

    • Artful

    • By: Ali Smith
    • Narrated by: Ali Smith
    • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Originally four lectures given by Ali Smith at Oxford University, Artful is a tidal wave of ideas in four thematically organised bursts of thought: On Time, On Form, On Edge and On Offer and On Reflection. Refusing to be tied down to either fiction or the essay form, Artful is narrated by a character who is haunted - literally - by a former lover, the writer of a series of lectures about art and literature. Full of both the poignancy and humour of fiction and all the sideways insights and jaunty angles you would expect from Ali Smith’s criticism

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Initially confusing, ultimately engrossing

    • By B. on 03-04-16
    • By: Ali Smith
    • Narrated by: Ali Smith
    • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 02-05-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 30 ratings

    Regular price: £18.00

    • Public Library and Other Stories

    • By: Ali Smith
    • Narrated by: Ali Smith
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Why are books so very powerful? The stories in this collection are about what we do with books and what they do with us: how they travel with us and shock us, change us and challenge us, banish time while making us older, wiser and ageless all at once and how they remind us to pay attention to the world that we make. With this brilliantly inventive collection, Ali Smith joins the campaign to save our public libraries and celebrate their true place in our culture and history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful stories sweetly told

    • By sin sin minkin on 16-01-18

    Regular price: £10.49