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    • 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 200
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 187

    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 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    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 159
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 142

    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

    • Artful

    • By: Ali Smith
    • Narrated by: Ali Smith
    • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    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 29 ratings

    Regular price: £18.00

    • There But For The

    • By: Ali Smith
    • Narrated by: Diane Beck
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    Imagine you give a dinner party and a friend of a friend brings a stranger to your house as his guest. He seems pleasant enough. Imagine that this stranger goes upstairs halfway through the dinner party and locks himself in one of your bedrooms and won't come out. Imagine you can't move him for days, weeks, months. If ever. Ali Smith's dazzling new novel is a funny, moving book about time, memory, thought, presence, quietness in a noisy time, and the importance of hearing ourselves think.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intricate, exuberant, humane

    • By nkh21 on 14-09-16

    Regular price: £15.64

    • 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 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    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

    • 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