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    • The Midwives of Raglan Road

    • By: Jenny Holmes
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Summer, 1936. Newly trained midwife Hazel Price returns to the Yorkshire streets of her childhood, only to find that her modern methods and 'stuck-up' ways bring her into conflict with her family and other formidable residents of Raglan Road. Determined, Hazel battles on, assisting with home deliveries and supporting the local GP. The days are long and hard, but Hazel brings knowledge and compassion to the work she loves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Midwives of Raglan Road.

    • By Ian Long on 18-06-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Shop Girls of Chapel Street

    • By: Jenny Holmes
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Shop Girls of Chapel Street by Jenny Holmes, read by Janine Birkett. Orphaned young, Violet Wheeler has been brought up by her aunt - but after Winnie's death, she feels like she's lost everything. With no-one to turn to, she has to rely on the goodwill of the community to help her out. At the Jubilee drapers, amongst the spools of ribbon, skeins of silk and latest 30s fashions, Violet finds a refuge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly enjoyed this book!

    • By Hazel on 28-03-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Doctor Who: Classic TV Adventures Collection Two

    • Six full-cast BBC TV soundtracks
    • By: Robert Holmes, David Whitaker, Don Houghton
    • Narrated by: Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 23

    Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker and Peter Davison star as the Doctor in these six narrated full-cast TV soundtracks of classic Doctor Who TV serials.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Doctor Who: Classic TV Adventures Review

    • By orkney buyer on 05-04-18

    Regular price: £31.99

    • The Void War

    • Empire Rising Book 1
    • By: D. J. Holmes
    • Narrated by: Liam Owen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    It's the year 2465, 200 years since the stars were opened to humanity by the invention of the shift drive. So began the First Interstellar Expansion Era, catapulting humanity into a deadly race for the limited resources of navigable space.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Void War

    • By Kevin on 21-06-16

    Regular price: £24.19

    • Spirit Legacy

    • The Gateway Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: E. E. Holmes
    • Narrated by: Lyssa Browne
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    "The Gateway is open…." These cryptic words wake college student Jess Ballard from a terrifying dream into an even more terrifying reality. Jess' life has never been what anyone would call easy; doing damage control in the wake of your nomadic, alcoholic mother doesn't exactly make for a storybook childhood. But now her world has fallen apart just when it should be coming together.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Mrs M Moriarty on 25-06-15

    Regular price: £23.49

    • The Forgotten Ones

    • A Novel
    • By: Steena Holmes
    • Narrated by: Angela Dawe, Arthur Morey
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Elle is a survivor. She’s managed to piece together a solid life from a childhood of broken memories and fairy tales her mom told her to explain away bad dreams. But weekly visits to her mother still fill Elle with a paralyzing fear she can’t explain. It’s just another of so many unanswered questions she grew up with in a family estranged by silence and secrets. Elle’s world turns upside down when she receives a deathbed request from her grandfather, a man she was told had died years ago. Racked by grief, regrets, and a haunted conscience, he has a tale of his own to tell Elle.

    Regular price: £16.09

    • Stand into Danger

    • An Empire Rising Novella
    • By: D. J. Holmes
    • Narrated by: Liam Owen
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Returning home after a training exercise, Captain Jonathan Somerville and his ship, HMS Achilles, stumble into the middle of the warzone. Stranded behind enemy lines, the crew of Achilles must fight their way through occupied territory if they are to link up with coalition forces and help turn back the invaders.

    Regular price: £5.49

    • The Mill Girls of Albion Lane

    • By: Jenny Holmes
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    On the cobbled streets of Bradford in 1931, Lily Briggs does all she can to keep trouble at bay for her and her family. She works hard at Calvert Mill to make ends meet and take care of her parents and younger siblings. Saturday nights at the dance hall and dressmaking with her two best friends keep Lily upbeat, and now there’s a blossoming romance with childhood friend Harry Bainbridge to put an extra spring in her step, too.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just what I wanted. To be entertained. Just

    • By Patricia Nicklin on 18-06-18

    Regular price: £25.99

    • The Ghost Who Came for Christmas

    • Haunting Danielle Series, Book 6
    • By: Bobbi Holmes, Anna J. McIntyre
    • Narrated by: Romy Nordlinger
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    It's Christmastime at Marlow House Bed and Breakfast, and Danielle has a full house. When a woman, stranded far from home, shows up on the doorstep and begs for a room for the night, how can Danielle tell her the inn is full and turn her away? After all, it's almost Christmas. The woman makes quite an impression on the other guests, especially when she mysteriously disappears. Is it foul play - or something supernatural?

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Ancient Egypt: History in an Hour

    • By: Anthony Holmes
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour. Learn about the Egyptian gods, mummification and how the Egyptians built the only wonder of the ancient world still standing - the Pyramids of Giza. Exploring the historic rise of Egyptian civilization and its continued influence on the world today, Ancient Egypt in an Hour is an excellent companion to a mysterious and enthralling period of history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The True Sands of Time

    • By Lea Davenport on 08-04-16

    Regular price: £1.99

    • Return to Haven

    • Empire Rising
    • By: D. J. Holmes
    • Narrated by: Liam Owen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    The revelation that the human race is not alone has sent shockwaves throughout Earth's naval powers. Suddenly all eyes have turned to Haven. Thinking he has nothing to lose, Haven's First Councilor puts into motion a plan that threatens to turn star empire against star empire. As a result, Captain James Somerville finds himself thrown into the thick of battle once again. Yet not everyone in the Admiralty is enamored with his brash style of command. Return to Haven is the third novel in the Empire Rising military sci-fi series.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good story

    • By Steve Leyden on 03-04-17

    Regular price: £24.19

    • South Africa: History in an Hour

    • By: Anthony Holmes
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    With the passing of Nelson Mandela, ‘the father of the nation’, comes the end of an era, and the moment to look back on his remarkable saving, and remaking, of South Africa. After years of oppression and racial inequality, concentrated violence and apartheid, Mandela led the country to unite ‘for the freedom of us all’ as the country’s first black President.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • facts wrong

    • By denbydale1 on 14-09-17

    Regular price: £1.99

    • The Eyes of Orion

    • Five Tank Lieutenants in the Persian Gulf War
    • By: Alex Vernon, Neal Creighton Jr., Greg Downey, and others
    • Narrated by: Ralph Morocco
    • Length: 16 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Winner of the Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Book Award, The Eyes of Orion is a highly personal account of the day-to-day experiences of five platoon leaders who served in the same tank battalion in the 24th Infantry Division during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

    Regular price: £24.19

    • Plague of the Shattered

    • The Gateway Trackers, Book 2
    • By: E.E. Holmes
    • Narrated by: Lyssa Browne
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Once every five years, the Northern Clans of the Durupinen gather at Fairhaven Hall. There, at the ancient castle, surrounded by the very spirits they are bound to protect and serve, the clans settle disputes and shape the laws that govern the Gateways to the spirit world. For the first time, Jess and Hannah Ballard have to represent their clan. It is an awesome responsibility - a great honor...and they are sure it's going to be the most boring week of their lives.

    Regular price: £26.29

    • A Spy Like No Other

    • The Cuban Missile Crisis, The KGB And The Kennedy Assassination
    • By: Robert Holmes
    • Narrated by: John Banks
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    The arms race between the Soviet Union and the USA was the most dangerous confrontation in the history of the world. Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev's decision to place nuclear missiles in Cuba, and US President John F. Kennedy's willingness to call his bluff, brought the Soviet Union and the West to the edge of a cataclysmic nuclear war. Now, on the fiftieth anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Robert Holmes, a British diplomat in Moscow during the early 1960s, provides an answer to one of the greatest mysteries of the Cold War.

    Regular price: £14.99

    • A King's Ship

    • Empire Rising, Book 2
    • By: D. J. Holmes
    • Narrated by: Liam Owen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    The war with China is over. But for Captain James Somerville there is a task still unfinished. Former Politburo Intelligence Minister Chang has evaded capture and escaped from Chinese space. Declared a war criminal by the UN and British law courts, James is given the Royal Space Navy's newest exploration cruiser and sent after Chang.

    Regular price: £22.79

    • The Ghost of Marlow House

    • Haunting Danielle Series, Book 1
    • By: Bobbi Holmes, Anna J. McIntyre
    • Narrated by: Romy Nordlinger
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    When Danielle Boatman inherits Marlow House, she dreams of turning it into a seaside bed and breakfast. Since she's never visited the property, Danielle's not sure what awaits her in Oregon. She certainly doesn't expect to find one of the house's previous owners still in residence. After all, the man has been dead for almost 90 years - shouldn't he have moved on by now? Charming Walt Marlow convinces Danielle the only way he can move on is if she solves the mystery of his death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great mystery

    • By IAmThereforeIMustBe on 12-01-18

    Regular price: £25.79

    • The Voyage Home

    • The Voyage Home Saga, Book 1
    • By: D.J. Holmes
    • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
    • Length: 19 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Abducted from Earth as a child. Sold into slavery. Forced to fly the ship of a ruthless pirate. Sarah knows nothing of her homeworld or her people. Her one longing is to return home. Little does she know humanity is no better off. The Elders, a ruthless alien race, rule Earth with an iron grip. When Sarah’s ship is ambushed by an Elder frigate she is thrown into a life and death battle. Survival would send shockwaves throughout the galaxy. Never before has an Elder warship been beaten in one-on-one combat. 

    Regular price: £36.69

    • The Ghost and the Muse

    • Haunting Danielle Series, Book 10
    • By: Bobbi Holmes, Anna J. McIntyre
    • Narrated by: Romy Nordlinger
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Perhaps Danielle's first clue should have been that Hillary's muse is male. He brings with him restless spirits and murders to solve - if Danielle dares. She has already been warned to stay away. 

    Regular price: £16.09

    • Best American Humorous Short Stories

    • By: Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Caroline M.S. Kirkland, and others
    • Narrated by: Stephanye Dussud
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Eighteen of the very best American short stories, each a classic in its own right. Stories include "The Little Frenchman and his Water Lots", by George Pope Morris; "The Angel of the Odd", by Edgar Allan Poe; "The Schoolmasters’s Progress", by Caroline M.S. Kirkland; "The Watkinson Evening", by Eliza Leslie; "Titbottom’s Spectacles", by George William Curtis; "My Double and "How He Undid Me", by Edward Everett Hale; "A Visit to the Asylum for Aged and Decayed Punsters", by Oliver Wendell; and more.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By elizabeth on 27-10-13

    Regular price: £6.79

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