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    • The Fire Court

    • By: Andrew Taylor
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    Somewhere in the soot-stained ruins of Restoration London, a killer has gone to ground.... The Great Fire has ravaged London, wreaking destruction and devastation wherever its flames spread. Now, guided by the incorruptible Fire Court, the city is slowly rebuilding, but times are volatile, and danger is only ever a heartbeat away. James Marwood, son of a traitor, is thrust into this treacherous environment when his ailing father claims to have stumbled upon a murdered woman in the very place where the Fire Court sits. Then his father is run down and killed. Accident? Or another murder?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another historical winner

    • By Roger on 04-10-18

    Regular price: £13.99

    • The Ashes of London

    • By: Andrew Taylor
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 392
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 348
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 349

    London, September 1666. The Great Fire rages through the city, consuming everything in its path. Even the impregnable cathedral of St. Paul's is engulfed in flames and reduced to ruins. Among the crowds watching its destruction is James Marwood, son of a disgraced printer and reluctant government informer. In the aftermath of the fire, a semi-mummified body is discovered in the ashes of St. Paul's, in a tomb that should have been empty. The man's body has been mutilated, and his thumbs have been tied behind his back.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mystery and murder in 'the dunnest smoke of hell'

    • By Rachel Redford on 27-04-16

    Regular price: £14.49

    • Bleeding Heart Square

    • By: Andrew Taylor
    • Narrated by: John Banks
    • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    Nineteen thirty-four, London. Into the decaying cul-de-sac of Bleeding Heart Square steps aristocratic Lydia Langstone fleeing an abusive marriage. However, unknown to Lydia, a dark mystery haunts Bleeding Heart Square. What happened to Miss Penhow, the middle-aged spinster who owns the house and who vanished four years earlier? Why is a seedy plain-clothes policeman obsessively watching the square? What is making struggling journalist Rory Wentwood so desperate to contact Miss Penhow?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A very satisfying experience

    • By Kaggy on 23-02-18

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Kings Evil

    • By: Andrew Taylor
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    London 1667. In the Court of Charles II, it's a dangerous time to be alive. A wrong move could lead to disgrace, exile or death. The discovery of a murder at Clarendon House, the palatial home of one of the highest courtiers in the land, could have catastrophic consequences. James Marwood, a traitor's son, is ordered to cover up the murder. But the dead man is Edward Alderley, the cousin of one of Marwood's acquaintances. Cat Lovett had every reason to want her cousin dead. Since his murder, she has vanished, and all the evidence points to her as the killer.

    Regular price: £13.99

    • The Anatomy of Ghosts

    • By: Andrew Taylor
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    1786, Jerusalem College, Cambridge. The ghost of Sylvia Whichcote is rumoured to be haunting Jerusalem, since disturbed fellow-commoner, Frank Oldershaw, claims to have seen the dead woman prowling the grounds. Desperate to salvage her son’s reputation, Lady Anne Oldershaw employs John Holdsworth, author of The Anatomy of Ghosts a stinging account of why ghosts are mere delusion to investigate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, brilliantly read.

    • By V. Hannides on 25-09-10

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The American Boy

    • By: Andrew Taylor
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 111

    England, 1819. Two enigmatic Americans arrive in London and soon after, a bank collapses. A man is found dead on a building site; another goes missing in the teeming stews of Seven Dials. A deathbed vigil ends in an act of theft and a beautiful heiress flirts with her inferiors. A strange destiny links each of these events to the American boy Edgar Allen Poe, brought to England by his foster father and sent to the leafy village of Stoke Newington to be educated.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An absolute must

    • By The Fool on 23-04-06

    Regular price: £21.99

    • A Stain on the Silence

    • By: Andrew Taylor
    • Narrated by: Cornelius Garrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    You can run from a guilty conscience, but you can't hide.... James wasn't much more than a child when he had an affair with Lily. And now, 24 years later, Lily confesses to James that their affair led to a daughter, Kate. And Kate desperately needs her father's help: she's wanted for murder. But there is no room for murder in James' life. He has a wife, a good job, a nice house in the country.... As Kate comes crashing into his world, so she lights the fuse under his ordered life.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Fireside Gothic

    • By: Andrew Taylor
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh, Peter Noble, Anna Bentinck
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    From the number one best-selling author of The American Boy and The Ashes of London comes a collection of three Gothic novellas - Broken Voices, The Leper House and The Scratch - perfect for fans of The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A very fine trio of spooky delights

    • By Kaggy on 19-12-17

    Regular price: £8.49

    • The Silent Boy

    • By: Andrew Taylor
    • Narrated by: Leon Williams
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    From the number-one best-selling author of The American Boy comes a brilliant new historical thriller set during the French Revolution.Paris, 1792. Terror reigns as the city writhes in the grip of revolution. The streets run with blood as thousands lose their heads to the guillotine. Edward Savill, working in London as agent for a wealthy American, receives word that his estranged wife Augusta has been killed in France. She leaves behind 10-year-old Charles, who is brought to England to Charnwood Court.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A SLOW BURN

    • By JANE WILSON on 08-08-15

    Regular price: £14.49

    • The American Boy

    • By: Andrew Taylor
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    England 1819: Thomas Shield, a new master at a school just outside London, is tutor to a young American boy and the boy's sensitive best friend, Charles Frant. Drawn to Frant's beautiful, unhappy mother, Thomas becomes caught up in her family's twisted intrigues.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Ruined by abridgement and poor sound quality.

    • By Saffy on 16-01-13

    Regular price: £8.49

    • Caroline Minuscule

    • By: Andrew Taylor
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    William Dougal, a post-graduate expert in the medieval script of Caroline Minuscule, stumbles on the garroted corpse of his tutor and finds himself embroiled in a hunt for a cache of diamonds, in a deadly fairy story in which no one obeys the rules. Least of all Dougal's girlfriend Amanda. As the body count rises, the couple pursue the diamonds from London to an East Anglian cathedral close, from Cambridge to a wintry Suffolk estuary.

    Regular price: £14.69

    • The Judgement of Strangers

    • By: Andrew Taylor
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    The second novel in the Roth trilogy is the story of David Byfield, a widowed parish priest with a dark past and a darker future. Set in 1970 in a commuter village near London, the novel explores the consequences of Byfield's second marriage.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Carry On Vicar

    • By Freddy on 31-10-18

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Four Last Things

    • By: Andrew Taylor
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Andrew Taylor's Roth Trilogy was recently made in to a three-part TV adaptation for ITV called Fallen Angel.
    Little Lucy Appleyard is snatched from her child minder's on a cold winter afternoon, and the nightmare begins. It is as if the child had disappeared into a black hole with no clues to her whereabouts...until the first grisly discovery in a London graveyard. More such finds are to follow, all at religious sites. In a city haunted by religion, what do these offerings signify?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thrilling conclusion to trilogy

    • By Kirstine on 30-08-08

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Office of the Dead

    • By: Andrew Taylor
    • Narrated by: June Barrie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Living in the British city of Rosington of the 1950s, Wendy finds herself penniless, jobless, and on the verge of divorce. She goes to stay with her friend, who seems to have everything Wendy lacks. But a decades-old mystery lingers, and the shadow of death seeps through from turn-of-the-century Rosington, portending tragedy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Slowly a mystery emerges

    • By Kirstine on 11-08-08

    Regular price: £20.99

    • The Barred Window

    • By: Andrew Taylor
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    It is 1993 and Thomas Penmarsh has lived in Finisterre, the house by the sea, all his life, sleeping each night in the room with the barred window. He's only 48 but has been an old man since one evening in 1967 when he lost everything he valued. However, now his controlling mother has died and he is master of the house. When Esmond, his cousin and childhood confidant, comes to live with him, Thomas is overjoyed - Esmond always looks after him. But is Esmond all that he seems?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The fading.

    • By T.J.Peabody on 07-04-14

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Raven on the Water

    • By: Andrew Taylor
    • Narrated by: Cornelius Garrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Back in 1964, tragedy struck when Peter Redburn and his friends were playing together. Now an adult, Peter has never been able to escape his feelings of guilt. A funeral forces him to confront the rivalries and secrets of the past.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too complex for an audio book

    • By Kirstine on 18-10-08

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Judgement of Strangers

    • By: Andrew Taylor
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Andrew Taylor's Roth Trilogy has just been made in to a three-part TV adaptation for ITV called Fallen Angel.
    It is 1970. David Byfield, a widowed parish priest with a dark past, brings home a new wife to Roth. Soon the murders and blasphemies begin. But does the responsibility lie in the present or the past? And can Byfield, a prisoner of his own passion, break through to the truth before the final tragedy destroys what he most cherishes?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling story

    • By Kirstine on 16-08-08

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Waiting for the End of the World

    • By: Andrew Taylor
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    It’s a difficult time for William Dougal. He’s given up smoking and, to make matters worse, a touch of blackmail persuades him into doing a job for his old adversary James Hanbury. Nothing complicated - all he has to do is keep an eye on Dr Vertag, the leader of a lunatic fringe survival group. But he has hardly started when the barman who tried to warn him off is murdered. Suddenly Zelda appears from Dougal’s murky past. Zelda is big, black and very beautiful. And just as suddenly she is kidnapped from his flat.

    Regular price: £14.69

    • The Long Sonata of the Dead

    • By: Andrew Taylor
    • Narrated by: Cameron Pow
    • Length: 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Once visited by the likes of Charles Dickens, William Thackeray, and George Eliot, the London Library is a maze of books - a jumble of first editions and forgotten texts. For Tony, it is a refuge from the failure his life has become - and it is about to be invaded by a destructive old friend. Adam is a world-renowned novelist who spends so much time writing articles and appearing in documentaries that it seems impossible he actually has time to write books. He visits the library to research a nearly-forgotten English poet, Francis Youlgreave, who just happens to be Tony's obsession.

    Regular price: £2.89

    • The Adjusters

    • By: Andrew Taylor
    • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Welcome to Newton, the perfect town: where the kids get perfect grades, lead perfect lives and never break the rules. But something is rotten at the heart of Newton, and Henry Ward is willing to break all the rules to discover the truth. The ruthless clinic and psycho cop who control the town will do anything to stop him. And their methods are brutal. The Adjusters is a heart-stopping action adventure for young adults with a terrifying twist, from acclaimed author Andrew Taylor.

    Regular price: £18.49

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