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    • Frost at Midnight

    • By: James Henry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    August, 1983. Denton is preparing for a wedding. DS Waters should be on top of the world with less than a week to go until he marries Kim Myles. But the Sunday before the big day, the body of a young woman is found in the churchyard, and their wedding venue becomes a crime scene. DS Jack Frost has been homeless for the past three months. He's been staying with DC Sue Clarke but with a baby to take care of and the imminent arrival of her mother, she's given him his marching orders.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As Good as the Original

    • By Flint on 29-12-17

    Regular price: £20.69

    • Morning Frost

    • By: James Henry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    November 5th, 1982. It's been one of the worst days of Detective Sergeant Jack Frost's life. He has buried his wife Mary, and must now endure the wake, attended by all of Denton's finest. All, that is, apart from DC Sue Clark, who spends the night chasing a bogus tip-off, before being summoned to the discovery of a human foot. And the night gets worse. Local entrepreneur Harry Baskin is shot inside his club, an off-licence is set on fire and a famous painting goes missing. And Superintendant Mullett's attempts to join the Freemasons are being rudely thwarted.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ignore other reviewer giving low score...

    • By Matthew Hewittt on 23-11-14

    Regular price: £15.09

    • First Frost

    • By: James Henry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    Denton, 1981. Britain is in recession, the IRA is becoming increasingly active and the country’s on alert for an outbreak of rabies. Detective Sergeant Jack Frost is working under his mentor, DI Bert Williams, and coping badly with his increasingly strained marriage. Superintendent Stanley Mullett has been at Denton for only six months and is desperately trying to restore order within the chronically depleted ranks, while refurbishing the dilapidated Eagle Lane HQ.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Made me laugh out loud!

    • By Peter on 27-09-11

    Regular price: £15.09

    • The Portrait of a Lady

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 26 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    The Portrait of a Lady tells the compelling and ultimately tragic tale of a beautiful young American woman's encounter with European sophistication. Set principally in England and Italy, the story follows Isabel Archer's fortunes as a variety of admirers vie for her hand. Her choice will be crucial, and she is not wanting for advice, whether from the generous-spirited Ralph Touchett or the charming Madame Merle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Juliet Stevenson

    • By Bob on 27-10-16

    Regular price: £39.39

    • Fatal Frost

    • By: James Henry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    May, 1982. Britain celebrates the sinking of the Belgrano, Jimmy Savile has the run of the airwaves and Denton Police Division welcomes its first black policeman, DC Waters -- recently relocated from Bethnal Green. While the force is busy dealing with a spate of local burglaries, the body of fifteen-year-old Samantha Evans is discovered in woodland next to the nearby railway track. Then a fifteen-year-old boy is found dead on Denton's golf course, his organs removed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Like a Comfy Pair of Old Slippers

    • By Simon on 29-03-16

    Regular price: £15.09

    • The Turn of the Screw

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Richard Armitage - introduction
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 91

    Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Emmy winner Emma Thompson lends her immense talent and experienced voice to Henry James' Gothic ghost tale, The Turn of the Screw. When a governess is hired to care for two children at a British country estate, she begins to sense an otherworldly presence around the grounds. Are they really ghosts she's seeing? Or is something far more sinister at work?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Classic Ghost Story But I'm Still None The Wiser

    • By bookylady on 23-03-16

    Regular price: £14.09

    • Washington Square (Blackstone Audio Edition)

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Lloyd James
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    On New York City's Washington Square lives Catherine Sloper, a shy and plain-looking young woman who is tyrannized by her wealthy, overbearing father. When young Morris Townsend begins to court her, Dr. Sloper, distrusting his motives, threatens to disinherit Catherine. In accordance with her father's suspicions, young Townsend disappears, leaving Catherine to humiliation, heartache, and lonely spinsterhood.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen to a classic

    • By Harvey Rose on 02-07-17

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Golden Bowl

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Wealthy Maggie Verver has everything she could ever ask for - except a husband and a title. While in Italy, acquiring art for his museum back in the States, Maggie’s millionaire father, Adam, decides to remedy this and acquire a husband for Maggie. Enter Prince Amerigo, of a titled but now poor aristocratic Florentine family. Amerigo is the perfect candidate.

    Regular price: £38.49

    • The Wings of the Dove

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 22 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Milly Theale is a young, beautiful, and fabulously wealthy American. When she arrives in London and meets the equally beautiful but impoverished Kate Croy, they form an intimate friendship. But nothing is as it seems: materialism, romance, self-delusion, and ultimately fatal illness insidiously contaminate the glamorous social whirl.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • not for me!

    • By gill on 27-04-17

    Regular price: £40.69

    • Blackwater

    • By: James Henry
    • Narrated by: Tim Bruce
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34

    January 1983, Colchester CID. A new year brings new resolutions for Detective Inspector Nicholas Lowry. With one eye on his approaching 40th birthday, he has given up his two greatest vices: smoking and the police boxing team. As a result the largest remaining threat to his health is now his junior colleague's reckless driving.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Essex-on-sea

    • By Rogayah on 03-11-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Europeans

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Eugenia, an American expatriate brought up in Europe, arrives in rural New England with her charming brother Felix, hoping to find a wealthy second husband after the collapse of her marriage to a German prince. Their exotic, sophisticated airs cause quite a stir with their affluent, God-fearing American cousins, the Wentworth's - and provoke the disapproval of their uncle, suspicious of foreign influences.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Upper class romances

    • By Peter on 07-08-16

    Regular price: £14.69

    • The Portrait of a Lady

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: John Wood
    • Length: 23 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    When Isabel Archer, a beautiful, spirited American, is brought to Europe by her wealthy aunt Touchett, it is expected that she will soon marry. But Isabel, resolved to enjoy the freedom that her fortune has opened up and to determine her own fate, does not hesitate to turn down two eligible suitors, declaring that she will never marry. It is only when she finds herself irresistibly drawn to the cultivated but worthless Gilbert Osmond that she discovers that wealth is a two-edged sword.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • James's writing is sublime

    • By Mrs on 10-03-13

    Regular price: £25.99

    • The Ambassadors

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: John Chancer
    • Length: 19 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    American Lambert Strether is sent to Paris on behalf of Mrs. Newsome, his fiancée, to collect her son, Chad. When Strether finds Chad, he discovers an altered man and becomes introduced to a free and unconventional style of life that soon intoxicates him. His views begin to change; the morality of Woollett, his hometown, becomes foreign, and the "ambassador" loses sight of his mission....

    Regular price: £36.19

    • The Turn of the Screw

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins, Ben Elliot
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Perhaps the most brilliantly successful ghost story ever written, The Turn of the Screw creates a terrifyingly believable impression of innocent children so corrupted by evil that they remain deceptive pictures of innocent beauty. Their governess must struggle alone to confront and exorcise the demons that she believes possess their souls....

    Regular price: £23.79

    • The Turn of the Screw

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Vanessa Benjamin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22

    One of the world's most famous intellectual ghost stories, The Turn of the Screw is a haunting tale of suspected supernatural possession. A governess at a country house claims that Miles and Flora, two orphaned children in her care, are being controlled by spirits for some evil purpose. No one else can see the ghosts, and the children themselves are silent. Are they being dominated by spectral forces, or are they hiding something? Is the governess simply paranoid, or is something else going on?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A little impenetrable

    • By jimthistle on 03-03-11

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Bostonians

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Henry James' fascinating love triangle involves a male chauvinist, an ardent feminist, and the lovely gifted pawn, Verena Tarrant. As always, James' descriptions and dialogue delight from beginning to end!

    Regular price: £31.89

    • The Ambassadors

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 18 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Lambert Strether, a mild, middle-aged American of no particular achievements, is dispatched to Paris from the manufacturing empire of Woollett, Massachusetts. The mission conferred on him by his august patron, Mrs. Newsome, is to discover what, or who, is keeping her son Chad in the notorious city of pleasure and to bring him home. But Strether finds Chad transformed by the influence of a remarkable woman.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Much impressed with first audio book

    • By nicolette king on 02-08-15

    Regular price: £26.29

    • Classic Tales of Horror

    • By: Ambrose Bierce, Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, and others
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens, Sarah Douglas, Ben Onwukwe, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Classic Tales Of Horror offers up fifteen slices of powerful story-telling from the world's great mystery & classic horror authors. From Henry James and Ambrose Bierce to Bram Stoker and Charles Dickens. Read by John Waite (BBC Radio 4), Sarah Douglas (Superman I & II), Michael Fenton-Stevens (Spitting Image, KYTV, Hitch-Hiker's Guide) and Ben Onwukwe (London's Burning, Othello).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderfully read, wonderfully chosen

    • By Ash Pryce on 26-10-17

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Roderick Hudson

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Roderick Hudson is one of Henry James's first novels.

    Originally published in 1875 as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly, it traces the development of the title character, a sculptor. Funded by the wealthy Rowland Mallet, Roderick Hudson travels from America to Rome, where he becomes the talk of the city. He soon finds that Europe tests him in ways he had not anticipated, both as an artist and as a man.

    Regular price: £11.99

    • What Maisie Knew

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Maureen O' Brien
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Maisie is an innocent six year-old, torn between her divorced parents, pathetically isolated yet tragically involved.

    Regular price: £18.49

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