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    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Fenella Woolgar
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 864
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 799
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 797

    In 1940, 18-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathisers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past for ever. Ten years later, now a producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Full Marks Kate

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-09-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Life After Life

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Fenella Woolgar
    • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,893
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,707
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,688

    What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath. During a snowstorm in England in 1910, the same baby is born and lives to tell the tale. What if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny? And would you even want to?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguing story, beautifully told.

    • By susan on 02-05-13

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Case Histories

    • Jackson Brodie
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171

    Cambridge is sweltering, during an unusually hot summer. To Jackson Brodie, former police inspector turned private investigator, the world consists of one accounting sheet--"lost" on the left, "found" on the right--and the two never seem to balance. Jackson has never felt at home in Cambridge and has a failed marriage to prove it.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • unusual interesting kept me listening

    • By S on 06-07-16

    Regular price: £21.99

    • A God in Ruins

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,019
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 937
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 934

    Kate Atkinson’s dazzling Life After Life, one of the top-selling adult books of 2014, explored the possibility of infinite chances, as Ursula Todd lived through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. In A God in Ruins, Atkinson turns her focus on Ursula’s beloved younger brother, Teddy – would-be poet, RAF bomber pilot, husband, and father – as he navigates the perils and progress of the 20th century. For all Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge will be to face living in a future he never expected to have.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Moving and memorable

    • By Kirstine on 16-06-15

    Regular price: £23.99

    • When Will There Be Good News

    • (Jackson Brodie)
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    In rural Devon, six-year-old Joanna Mason witnesses an appalling crime. Thirty years later the man convicted of the crime is released from prison. In Edinburgh, sixteen-year-old Reggie works as a nanny for a G.P. But Dr Hunter has gone missing and Reggie seems to be the only person who is worried. Across town, Detective Chief Inspector Louise Monroe is also looking for a missing person, unaware that hurtling towards her is an old friend, Jackson Brodie, himself on a journey that becomes fatally interrupted.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Totally...

    • By Claire on 10-08-17

    Regular price: £21.99

    • One Good Turn

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154

    It is the Edinburgh Festival. People queuing for a lunchtime show witness a road-rage incident--an incident which changes the lives of everyone involved. Jackson Brodie, ex-army, ex-police, ex-private detective, is also an innocent bystander--until he becomes a suspect. With Case Histories, Kate Atkinson showed how brilliantly she could explore the crime genre and make it her own. In One Good Turn, she takes her masterful plotting one step further.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good read, with some annoying elements!

    • By Gillian on 10-05-15

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Behind the Scenes at the Museum

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182

    Ruby Lennox was conceived grudgingly by Bunty and born while her father, George, was in the Dog and Hare in Doncaster, telling a woman in an emerald dress and a D cup that he wasn't married. Bunty had never wanted to marry George, but there she was, stuck in a flat above the pet shop in an ancient street beneath York Minster, with sensible and sardonic Patrica, aged five; greedy, cross-patch Gillian, who refused to be ignored; and Ruby...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Family Story

    • By Lisa Crowe on 11-05-15

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Big Sky

    • Jackson Brodie, Book 5
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    A brilliant new literary crime novel from number one best seller Kate Atkinson. Jackson Brodie, ex-military police, ex-Cambridge Constabulary, currently working as a private investigator, makes a highly anticipated return, nine years after the last Brodie, Started Early, Took My Dog.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Started Early, Took My Dog

    • Jackson Brodie 4
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Bell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 187
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    It's a day like any other for security chief Tracy Waterhouse, until she makes a purchase she hadn't bargained for. One moment of madness is all it takes for Tracy's humdrum world to be turned upside down, the tedium of everyday life replaced by fear and danger at every turn.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As good as the others

    • By Helen on 04-06-12

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Case Histories

    • Jackson Brodie 1
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Jason Isaacs
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    Cambridge is sweltering, during an unusually hot summer. To Jackson Brodie, former police inspector turned private investigator, the world consists of one accounting sheet – Lost on the left, Found on the right – and the two never seem to balance. Jackson has never felt at home in Cambridge, and has a failed marriage to prove it.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant, but such a shame it's been abridged

    • By Helen on 26-12-11

    Regular price: £18.09

    • Human Croquet

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 59

    Once it had been the great forest of Lythe--a vast and impenetrable thicket of green. And here, in the beginning, lived the Fairfaxes, grandly, at Fairfax Manor, visited once by the great Gloriana herself. But over the centuries, the forest had been destroyed, replaced by Streets of Trees. The Fairfaxes have dwindled, too; now they live in Arden, at the end of Hawthorne Close, and are hardly a family at all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enchanting

    • By DartmoorDiva on 30-07-15

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Started Early, Took My Dog

    • Jackson Brodie 4
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Jason Isaacs
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    A day like any other for security chief Tracy Waterhouse, until she makes a purchase she hadn't bargained for. One moment of madness is all it takes for Tracy's humdrum world to be turned upside down, the tedium of everyday life replaced by fear and danger at every turn. Witnesses to Tracy's Faustian exchange in the Merrion Centre in Leeds are Tilly, an elderly actress teetering on the brink of her own disaster, and Jackson Brodie, who has returned to his home county in search of someone else's roots.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best one of the series

    • By Kaggy on 09-02-14

    Regular price: £18.00

    • When Will There Be Good News?

    • Jackson Brodie 3
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Jason Isaacs
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    In rural Devon, six-year-old Joanna Mason witnesses an appalling crime. Thirty years later, the man convicted is released from prison. In Edinburgh, 16-year-old Reggie works as a nanny for a G.P. But Dr Hunter has gone missing and Reggie seems to be the only person who is worried. Across town, Detective Chief Inspector Louise Monroe is also looking for a missing person, unaware that hurtling towards her is an old friend - Jackson Brodie - himself on a journey that becomes fatally interrupted.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By Mrs. L. H. Kirby-garton on 11-12-14

    Regular price: £11.99

    • One Good Turn

    • Jackson Brodie 2
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Jason Isaacs
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    It is the Edinburgh Festival. People queuing for a lunchtime show witness a road-rage incident - an incident which changes the lives of everyone involved. Jackson Brodie, ex-army, ex-police, ex-private detective, is also an innocent bystander - until he becomes a suspect. With Case Histories, Kate Atkinson showed how brilliantly she could explore the crime genre and make it her own. In One Good Turn she takes her masterful plotting one step further.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged!

    • By Munch on 08-10-11

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Human Croquet

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Diana Quick
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Once it had been the great forest of Lythe - a vast and impenetrable thicket of green.And here, in the beginning, lived the Fairfaxes, grandly, at Fairfax Manor, visited once by the great Gloriana herself. But over the centuries the forest had been destroyed, replaced by Streets of Trees. The Fairfaxes have dwindled too; now they live in 'Arden' at the end of Hawthorne Close and are hardly a family at all.

    Regular price: £18.00

    • Behind the Scenes at the Museum

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Diana Quick
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Ruby Lennox was conceived grudgingly by Bunty and born while her father, George, was in the Dog and Hare in Doncaster telling a woman in an emerald dress and a D-cup that he wasn't married. Bunty had never wanted to marry George, but here she was, stuck in a flat above the pet shop in an ancient street beneath York Minster, with sensible and sardonic Patrica aged five, greedy cross-patch Gillian who refused to be ignored, and Ruby....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By GillyD on 27-08-16

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Emotionally Weird

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Kara Wilson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22

    On a peat and heather island off the west coast of Scotland, Effie and her mother Nora take refuge in the large decaying house of their ancestors and tell each other stories. Nora, at first, recounts nothing that Effie really wants to hear, like who her father was - variously Jimmy, Jack, or Ernie.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By Gillian on 03-01-16

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Not the End of the World

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Fenella Woolgar
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Not the End of the World is Kate Atkinson's first collection of short stories. Playful and profound, they explore the world we think we know whilst offering a vision of another world which lurks just beneath the surface of our consciousness, a world where the myths we have banished from our lives are startlingly present and where imagination has the power to transform reality.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun and thought-provoking with great narration

    • By T on 02-04-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Emotionally Weird

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Frances Tomelty
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    On a peat and heather island off the west coast of Scotland, Effie and her mother, Nora, take refuge in the large, mouldering house of their ancestors and tell each other stories. Nora, at first, recounts nothing that Effie really wants to hear. Effie tells of her life at college in Dundee. But strange things are happening. Why is Effie being followed? Is someone killing the old people? And where is the mysterious yellow dog?

    Regular price: £18.00