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    • Room

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Michal Friedman, Ellen Archer, Suzanne Toren, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,290
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 923
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 914

    The story of a mother, her son, a locked room, and the outside world. It's Jack's birthday, and he's excited about turning five. Jack lives with his Ma in Room, which has a locked door and a skylight, and measures 11 feet by 11 feet. He loves watching TV, and the cartoon characters he calls friends, but he knows that nothing he sees on screen is truly real – only him, Ma and the things in Room. Until the day Ma admits that there's a world outside....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • reasonable

    • By Caroline on 29-01-11

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Wonder

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Kate Lock
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 177
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 164

    An 11-year-old girl stops eating but remains miraculously alive and well. A nurse sent to investigate whether she is a fraud meets a journalist hungry for a story. Set in the Irish Midlands in the 1850s, Emma Donoghue's The Wonder - inspired by numerous European and North American cases of 'fasting girls' between the 16th century and the 20th - is a psychological thriller about a child's murder threatening to happen in slow motion before our eyes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Offence of narration

    • By Isolde on 08-12-16

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Frog Music

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 83

    San Francisco, 1876: A stifling heat wave and smallpox epidemic have engulfed the City. Deep in the streets of Chinatown live three former stars of the Parisian circus: Blanche, now an exotic dancer at the House of Mirrors, her lover Arthur and his companion Ernest. When an eccentric outsider joins their little circle, secrets unravel, changing everything - and leaving one of them dead. Frog Music, inspired by true events, is an evocative novel of intrigue and murder: Elegant, erotic and witty.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • To be fair I haven't listened all the way through

    • By Victoria on 14-04-14

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Life Mask

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 25 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    In a time of looming war, glittering spectacle and financial disasters, the wealthy liberals of the Whig Party work to topple a tyrannical prime minister and a lunatic king. Marriages and friendships stretch or break; political liaisons prove as dangerous as erotic ones; and everyone wears a mask. Will Eliza Farren, England's leading comedic actress, gain entry to that elite circle that calls itself the World?

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Slammerkin

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Stevens
    • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    Strangers might remember a trip to see a girl hang, but who would spare a thought for the who’s and how’s and whys? 'At thirteen, Mary, the daughter of a poor seamstress, longs for fine clothes as her neighbours hunger for food and warmth. For the love of a gorgeous red ribbon she finds herself seduced into a life on the cold, dangerous streets of late 1700s London. Her saviour is Doll, a gaudy young woman who takes her under her wing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully written but deeply harrowing

    • By Brian Keaney on 11-12-12

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Sealed Letter

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    From the bestselling author of Room comes a delicious tale of secrets, betrayal and forbidden love The Sealed Letter is a page-turner with a jaw-dropping ending’ Stylist. Helen Codrington is unhappily married. Emily ‘Fido’ Faithfull hasn’t seen her once-dear friend for years. Suddenly, after bumping into Helen on the streets of Victorian London, Fido finds herself reluctantly helping Helen to have an affair with a young army officer.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Wasted 12 hours of my life listening to this

    • By C on 29-12-14

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Lotterys More or Less

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Julie Rogers
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 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

    Sumac Lottery is the fifth of seven kids who share their big house with four parents, one grandfather and five pets. At nine, she's the keeper of her family's traditions - from Pow Wow to Holi, Carnival to Hogmanay, Sumac's on guard to make sure that no Lottery celebration is forgotten. But this winter all Sumac’s plans go awry when a Brazilian visitor overstays his welcome. A terrible ice storm grounds all flights, so one of her dads and her favourite brother can’t make it home from India. And then the power starts going out across the city.... 

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Lotterys Plus One

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Julie Rogers
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Meet the Lotterys: a unique and diverse family featuring four parents, seven kids and five pets - all living happily together in their big old house, Camelottery. Nine-year-old Sumac is the organizer of the family and is looking forward to a long summer of fun. But when their grumpy and intolerant grandad comes to stay, everything is turned upside down. How will Sumac and her family manage with another person to add to their hectic lives?

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Kissing the Witch

    • Old Tales in New Skins
    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Thirteen tales are unspun from the deeply familiar and woven anew into a collection of fairy tales that wind back through time. Emma Donoghue reveals heroines young and old in unexpected alliances--sometimes treacherous, sometimes erotic, but always courageous. Told with luminous voices that shimmer with sensuality and truth, these age-old characters shed their antiquated cloaks to travel a seductive new landscape, radiantly transformed.

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Stir-Fry

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Seventeen and sure of nothing, Maria has left her parents’ small-town grocery for university life in Dublin. An ad in the Student Union – “2 females seek flatmate. No bigots” – leads Maria to a home with warm Ruth and wickedly funny Jael, students who are older and more fascinating that she’d expected. But one day something Maria glimpses by accident blows her mind open, and she is forced to question everything she thought she knew about sexuality.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Well written but needed more

    • By Alice on 13-11-15

    Regular price: £13.69

    • Landing

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Cannon
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Síle is a stylish citizen of the new Dublin, a veteran flight attendant who's travelled the world. Jude is a 25-year-old archivist, stubbornly attached to the tiny town of Ireland, Ontario, in which she was born and raised. On her first plane trip, Jude's and Síle's worlds touch and snag at Heathrow Airport. In the course of the next year, their lives, and those of their friends and families, will be drawn into a new, shaky orbit. This sparkling, lively story explores age-old questions: Does where you live matter more than who you live with?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful romp

    • By Marie Cecilie Stern-Peltz on 16-05-16

    Regular price: £15.09

    • Hood

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    For 13 years Pen and Cara have had a tumultuous relationship crammed with bickering and intimacy, recrimination and desire. When Cara dies in a car crash, Pen is left to cope with a secret widowhood. Along with that burden comes a hidden story of painful and pleasurable memories. With humour and poignancy, Hood follows Pen through the week of Cara’s death; through the paralysis of grief and the ecstasy of nostalgia to a point where mourning and making a new life melt into one.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Detailed, witty observation of human behaviour

    • By Anonymous User on 27-03-18

    Regular price: £15.09

    • Touchy Subjects

    • Stories
    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: John Cormack, Daniel Coonan, Caroline Lennon, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    In this sparkling collection of 19 stories, the best-selling author of Slammerkin returns to contemporary affairs, exposing the private dilemmas that result from some of our most public controversies. A man finds God and finally wants to father a child - only his wife is now 42 years old. A coach's son discovers his sexuality on the football field. A roommate's bizarre secret liberates a repressed young woman.

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Thalia Book Club: Emma Donoghue's 'Room'

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Michael Cunningham
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      1.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Emma Donoghue discusses her extraordinary new novel with author Michael Cunningham ( The Hours and By Nightfall). This wondrous book is told from the point of view of a five-year-old boy who lives with his mother in an 11-by-11 foot room.

    Regular price: £4.59

    • The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond, Caroline Lennon, Maggie Mash, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 13

    Resurrecting buried scandals, audacious hoaxes and private tragedies, Emma Donoghue has written a sequence of short stories about peculiar moments in the history of the British Isles. Here artists mix with poisoners and countesses rub shoulders with cross-dressers, vicars and revolutionaries; the Second Coming is proclaimed in Scotland; and a miniature girl becomes a tiny skeleton in a London museum.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent collection of short stories

    • By KeepItFluffy on 08-01-16

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Astray

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: James Langton, Khristine Hvam, Robert Petkoff, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    The fascinating characters that roam across the pages of Emma Donoghue's latest fact-inspired fictions have all gone astray: they are emigrants, runaways, drifters. They cross other borders, too: those of race, law, sex, and sanity. They travel for love or money, incognito or under duress. Donoghue describes the brutal plot hatched by a slave in conjunction with his master's wife to set them both free.

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Emma Donoghue vividly brings to life stories inspired by her discoveries of fascinating, hidden scraps of the past. Here, an engraving of a woman giving birth to rabbits, a plague ballad, surgical case notes, theological pamphlets, and an articulated skeleton are ingeniously fleshed out into rollicking, full-bodied fictions.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Touchy Subjects

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: John Cormack, Caroline Lennon, Maggie Mash, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Touchy Subjects is about things that make people wince: taboos, controversies, secrets, and lies. Some of the events that characters crash into are grand, tragic ones: miscarriage, overdose, missing persons. Other topics, like religion and money, are not inherently taboo, but they can cause acute discomfort because people disagree so vehemently. These stories are about the spectrum of feeling that runs from awkwardness through embarrassment to shame.

    Regular price: £15.69

    • The Sealed Letter

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Helen Codrington is unhappily married. Emily 'Fido' Faithfull hasn’t seen her once-dear friend for years. After bumping into Helen on the streets of Victorian London, Fido finds herself reluctantly helping her to carry on an affair with a young army officer. The women’s friendship quickly unravels amid courtroom accusations of adultery, counter-accusations of cruelty and attempted rape, and the appearance of a mysterious 'sealed letter' that could destroy more than one life….

    Regular price: £22.09

    • Raum

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Matthias Brandt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Auch seinen fünften Geburtstag feiert Jack in Raum. Raum hat eine immer verschlossene Tür, ein Oberlicht und misst vier mal vier Meter...

    Regular price: £12.19

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