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    • Clock Dance

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life: when she was 11 and her mother disappeared, being proposed to at 21, the accident that would make her a widow at 41. At each of these moments, Willa ended up on a path laid out for her by others. So when she receives a phone call telling her that her son’s ex-girlfriend has been shot and needs her help, she drops everything and flies across the country. The spur-of-the moment decision to look after this woman - and her nine-year-old daughter, and her dog - will lead Willa into uncharted territory....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful - as you'd expect from such a fine write

    • By Liz Scully on 19-07-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Accidental Tourist

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    How does a man addicted to routine - a man who flosses his teeth before love-making - cope with the chaos of everyday life? With the loss of his son, the departure of his wife and the arrival of Muriel, a dog trainer from the Meow-Bow dog clinic, Macon's attempts at ordinary life are tragically and comically undone. A heartfelt novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amateur Marriage and Breathing Lessons, now available as an audiobook.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Total dissapointment

    • By serge on 10-03-15

    Regular price: £21.99

    • A Spool of Blue Thread

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 428
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 387
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 386

    "It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon..." This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she and Red fell in love that summer’s day in 1959. The whole family on the porch, half-listening as their mother tells the same tale they have heard so many times before. From that porch we spool back through the generations, witnessing the events, secrets and unguarded moments that have come to define the family.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not For Me

    • By Alison on 23-05-16

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Saint Maybe

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    When 18-year-old Ian Bedloe pricks the bubble of his family's optimistic self-deception, his brother Danny drives into a wall, his sister-in-law falls apart, and his parents age before his eyes. Consumed by guilt, Ian finds the hope of forgiveness at the Church of the Second Chance, and leaves college to cope with the three children he has inherited and his own embarrassing religion. Twenty years on, Ian's prospects of a second chance are receding fast when, out of the heart of the domesticity that has engulfed him, strides a new figure who will bring him new life.

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Anne Tyler: Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, Ladder of Years & The Amateur Marriage

    • Three BBC Radio 4 Full-cast Dramatisations
    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King, Barbara Barnes, Nancy Crane, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Award-winning author Anne Tyler is loved worldwide for her fiction exploring the intricacies of marriage and domesticity. These three acclaimed books, each set in Baltimore, describe the small triumphs and tragedies of everyday American family life, as relationships are made and broken, and families come together, drift apart and hurt and heal each other. 

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Vinegar Girl

    • The Taming of the Shrew Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 74

    'You can't get around Kate Battista as easily as all that.' Kate Battista is feeling stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty younger sister, Bunny? Plus, she's always in trouble at work - her preschool charges adore her, but the adults don't always appreciate her unusual opinions and forthright manner.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unexpected delight

    • By Barbara on 12-01-17

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Back When We Were Grown Ups

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Blair Brown
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    One morning, Rebecca wakes up and realises she has turned into the wrong person. Is she really this joyous and outgoing organiser of parties, the put-upon heart of her dead husband's extended family? What happened to her quiet and serious nineteen-year-old self, and what would have happened if she'd married her college sweetheart? Can someone ever recover the person they've left behind?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great read from Anne Tyler

    • By Shoeless on 06-02-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Celestial Navigation

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Kelly Lintz
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The Pultizer Prize-winning author of Saint Maybe and Breathing Lessons offers the beloved story of a man whose contented life in his rundown house in Baltimore is shaken to its core, after his sister moves in with him and his boarder starts bringing home babies.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Superb writing

    • By CC on 13-02-17

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Breathing Lessons

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Breathing Lessons covers the events of a day in the life of Maggie Moran, nearing fifty, married to Ira and with two children. Her eternal optimism and her inexhaustible passion for sorting out other people's lives and willing them to fall in love is severely tested one hot summer day. Maggie and Ira drive from Baltimore to Deer Lick to attend the funeral of the husband of Serena, Maggie's childhood friend.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engrossing

    • By helen lambert on 30-03-15

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    Through every family run memories that bind it together - despite everything. The Tulls of Baltimore are no exception. Abandoned by her salesman husband, Pearl is left to bring up her three children alone - Cody, a flawed devil; Ezra, a flawed saint; and Jenny, errant and passionate. Now as Pearl lies dying, stiffly encased in her pride and solitude, the past is unlocked and with it, secrets. A classic novel from one of America's greatest living novelists, now available as an audiobook.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tyler's own favourite

    • By Mr. Jw Perks on 10-01-15

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Amateur Marriage

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Blair Brown
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Michael and Pauline seemed like the perfect couple - young, good-looking, made for each other. The moment she walked into his mother's grocery store in the Polish neighbourhood of Baltimore, he was smitten. And in the heat of World War II fervour, they were hastily wed. But they never should have married. Pauline, impulsive and impractical, tumbles hit-or-miss through life; Michael, plodding, cautious, and judgemental, proceeds deliberately. In time their foolish quarrels take their toll.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Where was the story?

    • By Susan Rogers on 16-07-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Have Marriage and Relationship Problems?

    • Time to Change the Things That Poison Our Love
    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Trevor Clinger
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 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

    If you are having relationship or marriage problems, or want to detect small problems before they grow, you need this book. Each morning you are blessed to see; you need to be thinking of how you can love your wife, husband, or lover a little more than yesterday. Advice in this book will help you swallow your pride if you need to forgive, encourage you to love more if you feel ignored or apprehensive, or build a stronger foundation, so you stay in love and committed. 

    Regular price: £6.39

    • Searching for Caleb

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Angele Masters
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Duncan Peck has a fascination for randomness and is always taking his family on the move. His wife, Justine, is a fortune teller who can't remember the past. Her grandfather, Daniel, longs to find the brother who walked out of his life in 1912, with nothing more than a fiddle in his hand. All three are taking journeys that lead back to the family's deepest roots... to a place where rebellion and acceptance have the haunting power to merge into one.

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Beginner's Goodbye

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    When Dorothy came back from the dead, Aaron noticed that some people simply ignored the fact; some seemed to have forgotten she had died in the first place; and others just walked straight on by. The accident that killed Dorothy - involving an oak tree, a sun porch and some elusive biscuits - leaves Aaron bereft and the house a wreck. As those around him fuss and flap and bring him casserole after casserole, Aaron ploughs on.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Uplifting tale of love and loss

    • By L. Mcfarlane on 31-12-13

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Morgan's Passing

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Angele Masters
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Morgan Gower works at Cullen's hardware store in north Baltimore. He has seven daughters and a warmhearted wife, but as he journeys into the gray area of middle age, he finds his household growing tedious. Then Morgan meets two lovely young newlyweds under some rather extreme circumstances - and all three discover that no one's heart is safe....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved this.

    • By Gillian on 14-04-15

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Digging to America

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Blair Brown
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    "Friday August 15th, 1997: the night the girls arrived. Two tiny Korean babies are delivered to Baltimore to two families who have no more in common than this. First there are the Donaldsons, decent Brad and homespun, tenacious Bitsy (with her 'more organic than thou' airs, who believes fervently that life can always be improved), two full sets of grandparents and a host of big-boned, confident relatives, taking delivery with characteristic American razzmatazz.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Funny and thought-provoking

    • By CC on 13-02-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Tough Justice: Watched (Part 2 of 8)

    • By: Tyler Anne Snell
    • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
    • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    Special Agent Lara Grant is back in her enemy's sights, but this time she's not alone. She has a brand-new team, and Lara knows she'll need to trust them with her life. Starting now. When a lead becomes a victim, Lara and her team are thrown. Lara put Moretti away for life - so how can a guy who is still in prison be pulling strings? There's only one way to find out.

    Regular price: £3.39

    • The Tin Can Tree

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Jill Perry
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    In the small town of Larksville, the Pike family is hopelessly out of step with the daily rhythms of life after the tragic, accidental death of six-year-old Janie Rose. Mrs Pike seldom speaks, blaming herself, while Mr Pike is forced to come out of his long, comfortable silence. Then there is 10-year-old Simon, who is suddenly without a baby sister - and without understanding why she's gone. Those closest to this shattered family must learn to comfort them - and confront their own private shadows of hidden grief.

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Tough Justice Series Box Set: Parts 1-8

    • By: Gail Barrett, Carla Cassidy, Carol Ericson, and others
    • Narrated by: Thérèse Plummer
    • Length: 24 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Special Agent Lara Grant has finally put her life as an undercover agent in the Moretti gang behind her and started a new assignment in New York City. Until a dramatic sniper attack leaves Lara's face - and real name - all over the media. In the blink of an eye, her cover is blown, her identity exposed. Then a woman's body is found branded with the ritual Moretti tattoo. Someone knows who Lara is...and exactly how to make her pay....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A bit disappointing

    • By David on 10-10-16

    Regular price: £51.99

    • Noah’s Compass

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Anne Tyler's new novel tells the story of a year in the life of Liam Pennywell, a man in his 61st year. A classical pedant, he's just been 'let go' from his schoolteaching job and downsizes to a tiny out-of-town apartment, where he goes to bed early and alone on his first night. Widowed, re-married, divorced, and the father of three daughters, Liam is a man who is proud of his recall but has learned to dodge issues and skirt adventure. An unpleasant event occurs, though, to jolt him out of his certainty.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant family drama

    • By Shoeless on 27-01-15

    Regular price: £19.99

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