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    • Patrick Melrose, Volume 1: Never Mind, Bad News and Some Hope

    • By: Edward St Aubyn
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 215
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 202

    Now a major Sky TV series starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Moving from Provence to New York to Gloucestershire, from the savageries of a childhood with a cruel father and an alcoholic mother to an adulthood fraught with addiction, Patrick Melrose is on a mission to escape himself. But the drugs don’t make him forget his past, and the glittering parties offer him no redemption....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous!!! *****

    • By Amazon Customer on 20-05-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Patrick Melrose, Volume 2: Mother's Milk and At Last

    • By: Edward St Aubyn
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 73
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      5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 72

    Now a major Sky TV series starring Benedict Cumberbatch. The once illustrious, once wealthy Melroses are in peril, and Patrick Melrose, now a husband and father, is trying to gather together the pieces of his life. Caught up in the turmoil of broken promises, assisted suicide, adultery and - most tender and terrifying of all - fatherhood, Patrick is still a long way from salvation, but even as the family struggles against the pull of its dark past, a new generation promises new light, new hope and - perhaps - the promise of a brighter future.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Melrose

    • By P on 08-12-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Mother's Milk

    • A Patrick Melrose Novel, Book 4
    • By: Edward St Aubyn
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    The once-illustrious, once-wealthy Melroses are in peril. Caught up in the wreckage of broken promises, child-rearing, adultery, and assisted suicide, Patrick finds his wife Mary consumed by motherhood, his mother in thrall to a New Age foundation, and his young son Robert understanding far more than he should. But even as the family struggles against the pull of its ever-present past, a new generation brings a new tenderness, and the possibility of change.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By R. D. Rosengarten on 23-02-16

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Dunbar

    • King Lear Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
    • By: Edward St Aubyn
    • Narrated by: Henry Goodman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Henry Dunbar, the once all-powerful head of a global corporation, is not having a good day. In his dotage he handed over care of the family firm to his two eldest daughters, Abby and Megan. But relations quickly soured, leaving him doubting the wisdom of past decisions.... Now imprisoned in a care home in the Lake District with only a demented alcoholic comedian as company, Dunbar starts planning his escape. As he flees into the hills, his family is hot on his heels.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • No ending?

    • By Andrew May on 28-03-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Never Mind

    • A Patrick Melrose Novel, Book 1
    • By: Edward St Aubyn
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    At his mother’s family house in the south of France, Patrick Melrose has the run of a magical garden. Bravely imaginative and self-sufficient, five-year-old Patrick encounters the volatile lives of adults with care. His father, David, rules with considered cruelty, and Eleanor, his mother, has retreated into drink. They are expecting guests for dinner. But this afternoon is unlike the chain of summer days before, and the shocking events that precede the guests’ arrival tear Patrick's world in two.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An absolute treat!

    • By bookylady on 11-06-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Lost For Words

    • By: Edward St Aubyn
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Each of the judges of the Elysian Prize for literature has a reason for accepting the job. For the chairman, MP Malcolm Craig, it is backbench boredom, media personality Jo Cross is on the hunt for a 'relevant' novel, and Oxbridge academic Vanessa Shaw is determined to discover good writing. But for Penny Feathers of the Foreign Office, it's all just getting in the way of writing her own thriller.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Perfirmance

    • By Barbara rea on 29-07-18

    Regular price: £16.99

    • At Last

    • A Patrick Melrose Novel, Book 5
    • By: Edward St Aubyn
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 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

    As friends, relatives, and foes trickle in to pay their final respects to his mother, Eleanor, Patrick Melrose finds himself questioning whether a life without parents will be the liberation he has so long imagined. Yet as the memorial service ends and the family gathers one last time, amidst the social niceties and the social horrors, the calms and the rapids, Patrick begins to sense a new current: the chance of some form of safety - at last.

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Bad News

    • A Patrick Melrose Novel, Book 2
    • By: Edward St Aubyn
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Twenty-two years old and in the grip of a massive addiction, Patrick Melrose is forced to fly to New York to collect his father's ashes. Over the course of a weekend, Patrick’s remorseless search for drugs on the avenues of Manhattan, haunted by old acquaintances and insistent inner voices, sends him into a nightmarish spiral. Alone in his room at the Pierre Hotel, he pushes body and mind to the very edge - desperate always to stay one step ahead of his rapidly encroaching past.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Depressing but brilliantly written and spoken

    • By Nancy Bowring on 27-07-14

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Some Hope

    • A Patrick Melrose Novel, Book 3
    • By: Edward St Aubyn
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Patrick Melrose, cleaned-up and world-weary, is a reluctant guest at a glittering party deep in the English countryside. Amid a crowd of flitting social dragonflies, he finds his search for redemption and capacity for forgiveness challenged by his observation of the cruelties around him. Armed with his biting wit and a newly fashioned openness, can Patrick, who has been to the furthest limits of experience and back again, find release from the savageries of his childhood?

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Thalia Book Club: Lost for Words by Edward St. Aubyn

    • By: Edward St. Aubyn
    • Narrated by: Francine Prose, Paul Morris
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The author of the Patrick Melrose novels presents a razor-sharp, fabulously entertaining satire that cuts to the quick of some of the deepest questions about the place of art in our celebrity-obsessed culture. In conversation with Francine Prose.

    Regular price: £3.39