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    • An Unsuitable Match

    • By: Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Rose Woodrowe is getting married to Tyler Masson - a wonderful, sensitive man who is head over heels in love with her. The only problem? This isn't the first time for either of them, and their five grown-up children have strong opinions on the matter.... Who to listen to? Who to please? Rose and Tyler are determined to get it right this time, but in trying to make everyone happy, can they ever be happy themselves?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Rose and Tyler have found love in their sixties...

    • By Rachel Redford on 09-03-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • City of Friends

    • By: Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 192

    The day Stacey Grant loses her job feels like the last day of her life. Or, at least, the only life she'd ever known. For who was she if not a City high-flyer, Senior Partner at one of the top private equity firms in London? As Stacey starts to reconcile her old life with the new - one without professional achievements or meetings but instead long days at home with her dog and ailing mother, waiting for her successful husband to come home - she at least has The Girls to fall back on. Beth, Melissa and Gaby.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A bit of a disappointment

    • By Liz on 27-02-17

    Regular price: £15.99

    • The Best of Friends

    • By: Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated by: Clare Higgins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Gina and Laurence had been the best of friends ever since they were teenagers. They had never been in love - just friends.

    Now, Gina is married to the exquisitely tasteful Fergus and lives in stylish perfection at High Place. Laurence is married to down-to-earth Hilary and they have spent their married life turning The Bee House into both home and hotel. Then, with elegant disdain, Fergus announces he is leaving Gina and their teenage daughter. As Gina's misery ricochets through the two homes, she turns for emotional support to Laurence, her dearest friend....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • When's her next book?

    • By Lois P. on 25-04-17

    Regular price: £18.49

    • The Men and the Girls

    • By: Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Lifelong friends, now in their sixties, James, a teacher, and Hugh, a TV personality, both live with attractive women 25 years their junior. But the age difference is a time bomb, ticking away at the heart of both relationships. Kate's hunger for a life more in keeping with her own age threatens to bring her eight years with James to an end. And how is Julia to cope when her own career begins to blossom while Hugh's is withering before their eyes? The arrival of Miss Beatrice Bachelor, a razor-sharp Oxford spinster, fuels the discontent in both girls.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved this book

    • By Sarah on 15-03-17

    Regular price: £18.49

    • Marrying the Mistress

    • By: Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated by: Lindsay Duncan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Merrion Palmer has been Judge Guy Stockdale's mistress for the last seven years and his wife and two grown-up sons know absolutely nothing about her. Up until now, Guy and Merrion have enjoyed a blissfully, uncomplicated relationship in stolen moments in Merrion's flat, and to the rest of the world, Guy has played the part of model husband, father and grandfather. But now the time has come for things to change.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Joanna Trollope at her best !

    • By thomas on 07-05-14

    Regular price: £17.19

    • The Other Family

    • By: Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Chrissie knew that Richie had loved her for all the twenty-three years they’d been together, loved their three daughters and their house in Highgate and their happy, chaotic existence. Richie gave her everything, except the one thing that would have made her life perfect. She even had a sparkling ring - but it was not a wedding ring, and did not bring with it the security of marriage. That belonged to Margaret, back in Newcastle where Richie had started off as a musician, before he became famous.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As enduring as ever ...

    • By Frances G on 06-02-15

    Regular price: £20.09

    • Daughters-in-Law

    • By: Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    Rachel has always loved being at the centre of her large family. She has fiercely devoted herself to her three sons all their lives, and continues to do so even now they are all grown up. They are, of course, devoted to her – she and Anthony, their father, hold the family together at their big, beautiful, ramshackle house near the wide, bird-haunted coast of Suffolk. But when Luke, her youngest, gets married, Rachel finds that control is slipping away.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A gentle, well narrated book

    • By WeimOwner on 01-09-11

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Second Honeymoon

    • By: Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Ben is, at last, leaving home. At 22, he’s the youngest of the family. His mother, Edie, is distraught. He husband, on the other hand, is rather hoping to get his wife back, after decades of family life. Ben’s brother is struggling in a relationship in which he achieves and earns less than his girlfriend. His sister is wrestling with debts and the end of a turbulent love affair. As the children’s lives become more complicated, they retreat to the simplicities of their childhood. But can you ever go home?

    Regular price: £13.99

    • Balancing Act

    • By: Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Susie Moran is a success. She has founded and run her own highly profitable company, and now her three daughters are all involved in the business. Rooted in the traditions of the Stoke-on-Trent potteries, and producing charming, useable objects of distinctive design, Susie is justly proud of her family and her achievement – and has no intention of letting it change. But what of the men in the family? Susie’s husband, a musician and artist, has always seemed happy to take a back seat.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Hugely disappointing

    • By Saffy on 11-05-14

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Next of Kin

    • By: Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Dairy farmer Robin Meredith has just buried his Californian wife Caro who, though a central figure at the farm for more than twenty years, had remained a mystery to the family. With Caro gone, her adopted daughter Judy feels cut adrift. To Robin’s brother, Joe, Caro had been the emblem of a freedom he’d glimpsed in America and his grief is far deeper than the family suspects. Even Robin and Joe’s parents, entrenched in the adjoining farm, feel suddenly vulnerable to time and change as well.

    Regular price: £18.49

    • The Soldier's Wife

    • By: Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Dan Riley is a major in the British Army. After a six month tour of duty in Afghanistan, he is coming home to the wife and young daughters he adores. The outside world sees those reunions as a taste of heaven after months of hell.But are they? Can a man trained to fight adjust again to family and domestic life? And how will the family cope, if he can't?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Surprise of the Year

    • By Barbara Gr on 24-12-12

    Regular price: £21.99

    • A Passionate Man

    • By: Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Archie Logan, a country doctor, and his wife Liza lead an orthodox-seeming life, and everything is well until Archie's father, a widower for over 30 years, falls in love. His choice, a woman of powerful charm, has a profound effect on all the Logans, adults and children alike. The house and family turn from being a refuge to being a cage. Archie and Liza risk losing everything they have built.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Loved every minute of it!

    • By Pam on 02-06-15

    Regular price: £28.59

    • Girl from the South

    • By: Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Set partly in London and partly in America, this story follows the fortunes of a small group of the young and the single. They are the children of '60s swingers. Their lives are blighted by indecision and too many choices with too little time.

    Regular price: £18.49

    • Sense & Sensibility

    • By: Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated by: Rachael Stirling
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    Joanna Trollope's much-anticipated contemporary reworking of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility will launch The Austen Project and be one of the most talked about books of 2013. ‘It's hugely exciting to attempt the reworking of one of the best novels written by one of our greatest novelists. This is a project which requires consummate respect above all else; not an emulation, but a tribute.' Joanna Trollope. The Austen Project is a major new series of six novels teaming up authors of global literary significance with Jane Austen's six complete works.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing twist on an old favourite

    • By Jan on 01-12-14

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Friday Nights

    • By: Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated by: Lesley Sharp
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    They were six female friends, different in age and circumstances, but with one common need: the warmth and support of their Friday nights. It was a time to share secrets and fears, triumphs and tragedies and, above all, to feel safe in the company of women friends. But things never stay the same forever, especially when a man is introduced into the mix.

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Brother and Sister

    • By: Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated by: Lindsay Duncan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    We all need to know where we come from, where we belong. But for David and Nathalie, this need to know is even more urgent, since they are adopted. Brought up by the same parents but born to two different mothers, they have grown up as brother and sister, and share a fierce loyalty.Their decision, in their late thirties, to embark upon the journey to find their birth mothers is no straightforward matter.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Ok but not her best

    • By Lorna Gray on 06-03-15

    Regular price: £18.49

    • Other People's Children

    • By: Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated by: Clare Higgins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    When a man and a woman get married, things can get complicated. When they have children from previous marriages, "complicated" can become the understatement of the year.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • disappointing

    • By Mrs on 15-08-13

    Regular price: £17.19

    • Friday Nights

    • By: Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Friday nights, the best night of the week, the night they all looked forward to more than they cared to admit – talking, drinking, laughing and crying together. They were six female friends, different in age and circumstances, but with one common need: the warmth and support of their Friday nights. It was a time to share secrets and fears, triumphs and tragedies and, above all, to feel safe in the company of women friends.

    Regular price: £15.09

    • Daughters-in-Law

    • By: Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated by: Fenella Woolgar
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Rachel has always loved being at the centre of her large family. She has fiercely devoted herself to her three sons all their lives,and continues to do so even now they are all grown up. They are, of course, devoted to her – she and Anthony, their father, hold the family together at their big, beautiful, ramshackle house near the wide, bird-haunted coast of Suffolk. But when Luke, her youngest, gets married, Rachel finds that control is slipping away.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant family saga

    • By Michelle on 01-07-11

    Regular price: £20.00

    • The Other Family

    • By: Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated by: Fenella Woolgar
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Chrissie knew that Richie had loved her for all the twenty-three years they’d been together, loved their three daughters and their house in Highgate and their happy, chaotic existence. Richie gave her everything, except the one thing that would have made her life perfect. She even had a sparkling ring - but it was not a wedding ring, and did not bring with it the security of marriage. That belonged to Margaret, back in Newcastle where Richie had started off as a musician, before he became famous.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A sensitive exploration of bereavement

    • By Kirstine on 02-05-10

    Regular price: £19.99

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