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    • Atonement

    • By: Ian McEwan
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 418
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 383
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 384

    On the hottest day of the summer of 1934, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her is Robbie Turner, her childhood friend who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge. By the end of that day, the lives of all three will have been changed for ever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had not even imagined at its start, and will have become victims of the younger girl's imagination.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Slow start but beautifully crafted...

    • By essjaybella on 22-09-16

    Regular price: £24.09

    • The Children Act

    • By: Ian McEwan
    • Narrated by: Lindsay Duncan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 857
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 772
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 768

    Fiona Maye is a leading High Court judge, presiding over cases in the family court. She is renowned for her fierce intelligence, exactitude and sensitivity. But her professional success belies private sorrow and domestic strife. There is the lingering regret of her childlessness, and now her marriage of 30 years is in crisis. At the same time, she is called on to try an urgent case: for religious reasons, a beautiful 17-year-old boy, Adam, is refusing the medical treatment that could save his life, and his devout parents share his wishes. Time is running out.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Who is the ultimate judge?

    • By Kaggy on 10-05-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • On Chesil Beach

    • By: Ian McEwan
    • Narrated by: Ian McEwan
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 365
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 194

    Winner of the British Book Awards, Author of the Year and Book of the Year, 2008.
    Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, 2007.
    Shortlisted for the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2007.

    It is June 1962. In a hotel on the Dorset coast, overlooking Chesil Beach, Edward and Florence, just married that morning, are sitting down to dinner in their room. Neither is entirely able to suppress anxieties about the wedding night to come. On Chesil Beach is another masterwork from Ian McEwan - a story about how the entire course of a life can be changed by a gesture not made or a word not spoken.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfection!.

    • By Joan on 14-04-07

    Regular price: £18.00

    • Machines Like Me

    • By: Ian McEwan
    • Narrated by: Billy Howle
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Machines Like Me occurs in an alternative 1980s London. Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full-time employment, is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with a terrible secret. When Charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the first batch of synthetic humans. With Miranda’s assistance, he co-designs Adam’s personality. This near-perfect human is beautiful, strong and clever - a love triangle soon forms. These three beings will confront a profound moral dilemma.

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Nutshell

    • By: Ian McEwan
    • Narrated by: Rory Kinnear
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 748
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 679
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 675

    Nutshell is a classic story of murder and deceit, told by a narrator with a perspective and voice unlike any in recent literature. A bravura performance, it is the finest recent work from a true master. To be bound in a nutshell, see the world in two inches of ivory, in a grain of sand. Why not, when all of literature, all of art, of human endeavour, is just a speck in the universe of possible things?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hamlet From The Womb

    • By Simon on 01-09-16

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Saturday

    • By: Ian McEwan
    • Narrated by: James Wilby
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 83

    Saturday, February 15, 2003. Henry Perowne is a contented man - a successful neurosurgeon, the devoted husband of Rosalind and proud father of two grown-up children. Unusually, he wakes before dawn, drawn to the window of his bedroom and filled with a growing unease. What troubles him as he looks out at the night sky is the state of the world - the impending war against Iraq, a gathering pessimism since 9/11, and a fear that his city and his happy family life are under threat.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Flawless narration by James Wilby

    • By John Imeson on 15-11-17

    Regular price: £20.09

    • Sweet Tooth

    • By: Ian McEwan
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 715
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 508
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 510

    Serena Frome, the beautiful daughter of an Anglican bishop, has a brief affair with an older man during her final year at Cambridge, and finds herself being groomed for the intelligence services. The year is 1972. Britain, confronting economic disaster, is being torn apart by industrial unrest and terrorism and faces its fifth state of emergency.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • McEwan Takes Us Back To The Seventies

    • By GC on 15-10-12

    Regular price: £24.00

    • Solar

    • By: Ian McEwan
    • Narrated by: Roger Allam
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 426
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 154

    Michael Beard is a Nobel prize-winning physicist whose best work is behind him. Trading on his reputation, he speaks for enormous fees, lends his name to the letterheads of renowned scientific institutions and half-heartedly heads a government-backed initiative tackling global warming. A compulsive womaniser, Beard finds his fifth marriage floundering. But this time it is different: she is having the affair, and he is still in love with her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Roald Dahl meets Martin Amis

    • By Martin on 07-10-10

    Regular price: £22.00

    • The Child in Time

    • By: Ian McEwan
    • Narrated by: Nathaniel Parker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 74

    The Child in Time opens with a harrowing event. Stephen Lewis,a successful author of children's books, takes his three-year-old daughter on a routine Saturday morning trip to the supermarket. While waiting in line, his attention is distracted and his daughter is kidnapped. Just like that. From there, Lewis spirals into bereavement that has effects on his relationship with his wife, his psyche and time itself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting story

    • By Ms on 04-02-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Enduring Love

    • By: Ian McEwan
    • Narrated by: David Threlfall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    One windy spring day in the Chilterns Joe Rose's calm, organised life is shattered by a ballooning accident. The afternoon, Rose reflects, could have ended in mere tragedy, but for his brief meeting with Jed Parry. Unknown to Rose, something passes between them - something that gives birth in Parry to an obsession so powerful that it will test to the limits Rose's beloved scientific rationalism, threaten the love of his wife Clarissa and drive him to the brink of murder and madness.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Action literature

    • By emma on 03-09-17

    Regular price: £20.09

    • My Purple Scented Novel

    • By: Ian McEwan
    • Narrated by: Ian McEwan
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    ‘You will have heard of my friend the once celebrated novelist Jocelyn Tarbet, but I suspect his memory is beginning to fade...You’d never heard of me, the once obscure novelist Parker Sparrow, until my name was publicly connected with his. To a knowing few, our names remain rigidly attached, like the two ends of a seesaw. His rise coincided with, though did not cause, my decline...I don’t deny there was wrongdoing. I stole a life, and I don’t intend to give it back. You may treat these few pages as a confession.’ 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Short, sweet and sour; the perfect novella

    • By Wras on 10-09-18

    Regular price: £3.99

    • The Comfort of Strangers

    • By: Ian McEwan
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    As their holiday unfolds, Colin and Maria are locked in to their own intimacy. They groom themselves meticulously, as though there waits someone who cares deeply about how they appear. Then they meet a man with a disturbing story to tell and become drawn into a fantasy of violence and obsession.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engrossing

    • By Mr. Michael J. Wilsher on 01-10-18

    Regular price: £18.09

    • The New Yorker Festival - Nicole Krauss and Ian McEwan

    • By: Nicole Krauss, Ian McEwan
    • Narrated by: Nicole Krauss, Ian McEwan
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Nicole Krauss is the author of two novels, Man Walks Into a Room and The History of Love, which was published this year, and parts of which first appeared in The New Yorker. Ian McEwan's many books include the story collection First Love, Last Rites and the novels Amsterdam, which won the Booker Prize, and Atonement, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award.

    Regular price: £0.00

    • The Innocent

    • By: Ian McEwan
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 80

    The setting is Berlin. Into this divided city, wrenched between East and West, between past and present; comes twenty-five-year-old Leonard Marnham, assigned to a British-American surveillance team. Though only a pawn in an international plot that is never fully revealed to him, Leonard uses his secret work to escape the bonds of his ordinary life - and to lose his unwanted innocence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good read with a few turns you woldnt expect.

    • By Graham on 07-05-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • In Between the Sheets

    • By: Ian McEwan
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A two-timing pornographer becomes the unwilling object of one of his victim's vengeful fantasies. A millionaire buys himself the perfect mistress - passive, yet beautiful - but the union soon becomes a nightmare of jealousy and despair. And an ape reflects on the relationship with a young female writer, mourning their fading love and musing on the fateful deceptions of art. In these seven stories of dreamlike lucidity, the wasteland of the human psyche is mapped with deadly precision.

    Regular price: £10.99

    • The Cement Garden

    • By: Ian McEwan
    • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    In the relentless summer heat, four abruptly orphaned children retreat into a shadowy, isolated world, and find their own strange and unsettling ways of fending for themselves…

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Weird and disturbing incest story.

    • By Pootle_around on 27-05-18

    Regular price: £18.09

    • First Love Last Rites

    • By: Ian McEwan
    • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Taut, brooding and densely atmospheric, these stories show us the ways in which murder can arise out of boredom, perversity can result from adolescent curiosity and sheer evil might be the solution to unbearable loneliness. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Perverted amoral tails

    • By Wras on 29-09-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Black Dogs

    • By: Ian McEwan
    • Narrated by: Philip Franks
    • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    In 1946, June and Bernard set off on their honeymoon. Fired by their ideals and passion for one another, they had planned an idyllic holiday, but in France they witness an event that alters the course of their lives entirely. Forty years on, their son-in-law is trying to uncover the cause of their estrangement and is led back to this moment on honeymoon and an experience of such darkness it was to wrench the couple apart.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Menace within Europe

    • By Rachel Redford on 07-09-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Amsterdam

    • By: Ian McEwan
    • Narrated by: Carsten Warming
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    En kold dag i februar mødes de to gamle venner Clive og Vernon uden for et krematorium for at tage afsked med Molly Lane. Clive, der er Storbritanniens mest succesfulde moderne komponist, og Vernon, der er chefredaktør for en af landets største aviser, har begge været Mollys elskere. Det samme har Julian, Storbritanniens udenrigsminister og premiereminister in spe, som også er mødt op til begravelsen, der afholdes af Mollys efterladte ægtemand George.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • It's in GERMAN ffs!!!!

    • By F.J.Bain on 29-02-16

    Regular price: £25.69

    • Saturday

    • By: Ian McEwan
    • Narrated by: Jan Josef Liefers
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Henry Perowne, 48, ist ein zufriedener Mann: Erfolgreich als Neurochirurg, glücklich verheiratet, zwei begabte Kinder. Das einzige, was ihn leicht beunruhigt, ist der Zustand der Welt. Es ist Samstag, und er freut sich auf sein Squashspiel. Doch an diesem speziellen Samstag, dem 15. Februar 2003, ist nicht nur die größte Friedensdemonstration aller Zeiten in London.

    Regular price: £12.09

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