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    • The Watchmaker's Daughter

    • Glass and Steele, Book 1
    • By: C. J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Emma Powell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142

    India Steele is desperate. Her father is dead, her fiancé took her inheritance, and no one will employ her, despite years working for her watchmaker father. Indeed, the other London watchmakers seem frightened of her. Alone, poor, and at the end of her tether, India takes employment with the only person who'll accept her - an enigmatic and mysterious man from America, a man who possesses a strange watch that rejuvenates him when he's ill.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent storyline, shame about the OTT romance

    • By Anna on 26-04-17

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Ink Master's Silence

    • Glass and Steele, Book 6
    • By: C.J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    When the editor of The Weekly Gazette is killed, controversial journalist and ink magician, Oscar Barratt, asks India and Matt to investigate. As the recipient of threatening letters written on magic paper, he believes he was the intended target. With suspects ranging from Oscar's brother to guild masters and London's elite, India and Matt have a lot of investigating to do. But the more they dig, the more dark secrets they uncover.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Mapmaker's Apprentice

    • Glass and Steele, Book 2
    • By: C. J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    When an apprentice from the Mapmakers' Guild goes missing, Matt and India are employed to find him. Going undercover as a married couple, they discover that not everyone at the guild is what they seem, and the lad's unearthly maps caused jealousy, suspicion and fear. With one of the apprentice's magic maps in their possession, India and Matt must use their wits and India's fledgling, untried magic to find him.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More easy escapism!

    • By Amanda on 04-02-18

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Apothecary's Poison

    • Glass and Steele, Book 3
    • By: C. J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    When Dr. Hale is murdered, Matt becomes a suspect. With Matt's nemesis Sheriff Payne influencing the investigating detective, India and Matt know they must find the real killer, or risk his freedom, and ultimately, his life. Time is running out as they hunt for a killer capable of turning medicine into poison with a magic spell, as well as continue the search for Chronos. A search that must end in success before Matt's malfunctioning watch stops altogether.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoying the continuing story

    • By MRS on 09-09-17

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Magician's Diary

    • Glass and Steele, Book 4
    • By: C.J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    India and Matt thought all their problems would come to an end once they found Chronos. But the watch magician brings with him as many questions as answers, and a load of trouble. To fix Matt's magic watch, they must find an old diary that once belonged to a doctor magician murdered decades ago. The hunt drags them into a sordid mystery involving two of London's craft guilds. With old and new enemies determined to stop them, and long-held secrets unearthed, Matt and India must work together better than ever.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not another tale!

    • By Chris on 18-07-18

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Of Fate and Phantoms

    • Ministry of Curiosities, Book 7
    • By: C. J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 21

    As Charlie and Lincoln’s lives settle into a harmonious pattern, a new threat arises that could have far reaching effects for the royal family and Lincoln’s parents. When a seer warns the Prince of Wales that his life is in danger, only Charlie and Lincoln take her seriously. After all, what sensible person would believe a gypsy who claims the danger will come in the form of the prince's dead father?

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Convent's Secret

    • Glass and Steele, Book 5
    • By: C.J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    To find the one man who can fix the magic in Matt's watch, he and India are led to a convent where the nuns will do anything to keep their secrets private. Including murder? Matt and India must uncover the truth behind the disappearance of the mother superior and two babies given to her care many years ago. But sometimes, the truth is painful and its exposure can have deadly consequences.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant as expected.

    • By Lianne on 22-03-18

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Last Necromancer

    • The Ministry of Curiosities, Book 1
    • By: C. J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    For five years Charlotte (Charlie) Holloway has lived as a boy in the slums. But when one theft too many gets her arrested, her only means of escape lies with a dead man. Charlie hasn't raised a spirit since she first discovered she could do so five years ago. That time her father banished her. This time she brings even more trouble upon herself. People are now hunting Charlie all over London, but only one man succeeds in capturing her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great start to a new series

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-05-17

    Regular price: £17.49

    • The Wisdom of Madness

    • Ministry of Curiosities, Book 10
    • By: C.J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    With Alice determined to discover the truth about her past and Seth determined to help her, the couple find themselves sucked into a world where nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted. On the run to escape a mad queen's wrath and with an entire realm looking for them, tensions fray and friendships are tested. Even worse for Seth, shocking secrets he'd rather leave buried are brought to the surface. Joined on their adventure by an irritable Gus and a mysterious Eva, the four friends must learn the truth of Alice's past so she can forge her future. 

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Ministry of Curiosities Boxed Set

    • Books 1-3
    • By: C.J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
    • Length: 26 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    This boxed set contains the first three books in C. J. Archer's popular Ministry of Curiosities series. Titles in the set include The Last Necromancer, Her Majesty's Necromancer, and Beyond the Grave. Description of The Last Necromancer: For five years, Charlotte (Charlie) Holloway has lived as a boy in the slums. But when one theft too many gets her arrested, her only means of escape lies with a dead man.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Jan on 23-04-18

    Regular price: £27.49

    • The Medium

    • Emily Chambers Spirit Medium Series, Book 1
    • By: C. J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    Seventeen-year-old spirit medium Emily Chambers has a problem. Actually, she has several. As if seeing dead people isn't a big enough social disadvantage, she also has to contend with an escaped demon and a handsome ghost with a secret past. And then there's the question of her parentage. Being born an entire year after her father's death (yes, a year) and without the pale skin of other respectable English ladies, Emily is as much a mystery as the dead boy assigned to her.

    Regular price: £25.79

    • Veiled in Moonlight

    • The Ministry of Curiosities, Book 8
    • By: C.J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 21

    When a young gentleman is murdered by a shape shifter, Charlie and Lincoln interrogate their contacts and uncover a plot with links to the royal family - and links to more than one member of the ministry's committee. At the heart of the mystery is a sinister love triangle, corruption, lies, and treason. As they close in on their suspects, the dangers close in on them, and Lincoln's protective instincts come to the fore, setting Charlie on edge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveted

    • By Mrs M on 09-05-18

    Regular price: £18.29

    • From the Ashes

    • Ministry of Curiosities, Book 6
    • By: C.J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    When Charlie returns to Lichfield, she steps into chaos. The killer is still on the loose, Lady Harcourt's secret is out, Seth and Gus are gone, and Lady Vickers has come to stay. But nothing compares to the chaos inflicted on Charlie's heart by seeing Lincoln every day. Despite their frequent clashes, Lincoln and Charlie manage to work together to narrow their list of suspects. No one can be trusted, especially not the members of the committee who are not what they seem. Long buried pasts are dug up as Charlie and Lincoln attempt to restore peace to Lichfield.

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Grave Expectations

    • The Ministry of Curiosities, Book 4
    • By: C. J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Charlie's life is perfect. She has everything her heart desires. Until it all goes horribly wrong. Charlie and Lincoln return to London to find two supernaturals have been murdered, and Charlie might be next. As if that wasn't bad enough, the man who adopted her has escaped from prison, and the committee members have just learned some news that infuriates them. Now there's talk of sending Charlie away again. Far away. Charlie is kidnapped and forced to summon one of the murder victims - but she's unable to send him back.

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Ashes to Ashes

    • Ministry of Curiosities, Book 5
    • By: C.J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Charlie is gone, and Lincoln finds that Lichfield Towers offers no sanctuary. With reminders of her at every turn, and employees threatening to mutiny, he must try to find the murderer who is killing supernaturals on his own. And keep the murderer away from Charlie. When the strongman from the visiting Barnum and Bailey's circus is murdered, Lincoln suspects a link, but piecing together the clues becomes dangerous and difficult work. He can't afford to be distracted, yet he finds he can't concentrate fully on the task.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thrilling

    • By Mrs M on 26-04-18

    Regular price: £14.49

    • The Wrong Girl

    • 1st Freak House Series, Book 1
    • By: C. J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    It's customary for Gothic romance novels to include a mysterious girl locked in the attic. Hannah Smith just wishes she wasn't that girl. As a narcoleptic and the companion to an earl's daughter with a strange affliction of her own, Hannah knows she's lucky to have a roof over her head and food in her belly when so many orphans starve on the streets. Yet freedom is something Hannah longs for. She did not, however, want her freedom to arrive in the form of kidnapping.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story if you can ignore naration

    • By KayJay on 15-07-18

    Regular price: £23.79

    • Vow of Deception

    • Ministry of Curiosities, Book 9
    • By: C.J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 18

    With the wedding only days away, the Ministry is thrown into turmoil when another murder is committed by a shape-shifter. But this time, the newspapers make the connection to werewolves - and the Ministry. Suddenly, the attention is focused on Lichfield Towers and its residents as the police investigate and parliament wants to shut the organization down. It could spell the end of everything Charlie has come to love. As the authorities close in and ministry secrets are exposed, past allies can no longer be trusted.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Possession

    • Emily Chambers Spirit Medium, Book 2
    • By: C. J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    When the ghost of a notorious killer possesses the body of an upper-class youth, London's preeminent medium, Emily Chambers, must exorcise it before the spirit goes on a rampage. As if this isn't distraction enough, she must fight her feelings for brooding ghost Jacob Beaufort, who doesn't like the new man in her life - the handsome and very much alive Theodore Hyde.

    Regular price: £22.39

    • Playing with Fire

    • 1st Freak House Series, Book 2
    • By: C. J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Hannah Smith thinks she's safe now that Reuben Tate is set to face trial. But when an unusual creature is let loose on the Freak House estate, everybody is in danger, including Jack. To hunt it down, the household must take risks, but the greatest risk is to Hannah's heart. She's in danger of falling deeply in love with Jack, a man whose very touch can kill her.

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Her Majesty's Necromancer

    • The Ministry of Curiosities, Book 2
    • By: C. J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    When bodies go missing from the cemetery, Lincoln and the Ministry of Curiosities investigate. But not Charlie. As a housemaid at Lichfield Towers, she doesn't get involved in ministry business. Instead she conducts investigations of her own. She searches for details about her real mother and makes inquiries into Lincoln's background. What she learns has the power to destroy the fragile trust they've built or bring them closer together.

    Regular price: £17.49

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