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    • Captain Corelli's Mandolin

    • By: Louis de Bernieres
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
    • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 515
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 463

    It is 1941 and Captain Antonio Corelli, a young Italian officer, is posted to the Greek island of Cephallonia as part of the occupying forces. At first he is ostracised by the locals, but as a conscientious soldier, whose main aim is to have a peaceful war, he proves in time to be civilised, humorous - and a consummate musician. When the local doctor's daughter's letters to her fiancé go unanswered, the working of the eternal triangle seems inevitable.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By R on 15-12-12

    Regular price: £20.99

    • So Much Life Left Over

    • By: Louis de Bernieres
    • Narrated by: Avita Jay, David Sibley
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    Rosie and Daniel have moved to Ceylon with their little daughter to start a new life at the dawn of the 1920s, attempting to put the trauma of the First World War behind them and to rekindle a marriage that gets colder every day. However, even in the lush plantation hills it is hard for them to escape the ties of home and the yearning for fulfilment that threatens their marriage. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant Novel

    • By Mark on 08-07-18

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Birds Without Wings

    • By: Louis De Bernieres
    • Narrated by: Christopher Kay
    • Length: 27 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    Birds Without Wings tells of the inhabitants of a small coastal town in South West Anatolia in the dying days of the Ottoman empire: the local Potter and fount of proverbial wisdom; a Christian girl of legendary beauty; childhood friends who play in the hills above the town, and the two holy men of different faiths, who greet each other with the words 'infidel efendi'.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Birds Without Wings

    • By Michael Corry on 09-07-15

    Regular price: £31.39

    • The Dust That Falls from Dreams

    • By: Louis de Bernières
    • Narrated by: Avita Jay, David Sibley
    • Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 148

    In the brief golden years of King Edward VII’s reign, Rosie McCosh and her three very different sisters are growing up in an eccentric household in Kent, with their neighbours the Pitt boys on one side and the Pendennis boys on the other. But their days of childhood adventure are shadowed by the approach of war that will engulf them on the cusp of adulthood. When the boys end up scattered along the Western Front, Rosie faces the challenges of life for those left behind.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Edwardian England painted in a romantic canvas

    • By Wras on 29-07-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Notwithstanding

    • By: Louis De Bernieres
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    From the author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin; a heart-warming collection of stories inspired by life in an English village. Casting his mind back to the village where he grew up, Louis de Bernières brings us a forgotten England: where a lady might dress in plus fours, a retired general might give up wearing clothes and a spiritualist might live with her sister and the ghost of her husband. Here we find the atmosphere of those times as it was in the countryside, and the people whose lives are worth celebrating.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you like Correlli...

    • By Peeler on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Captain Corelli's Mandolin (Radio 4 Reading)

    • By: Louis De Bernieres
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    Dr Iannis practices medicine on the island of Cephalonia, accompanied by his daughter, Pelagia, to whom he imparts much of his healing art. Even when the Italians do invade, life isn't so bad - at first anyway. The officer in command of the Italian garrison is the cultured Captain Antonio Corelli, whose most precious possession is his mandolin.

    Regular price: £14.00

    • Birds Without Wings

    • By: Louis De Bernieres
    • Narrated by: Hugh Bonneville
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Set against the backdrop of the collapsing Ottoman Empire, the Gallipoli campaign and the subsequent bitter struggle between Greeks and Turks, Birds Without Wings traces the fortunes of one small community in south-west Anatolia - a town in which Christian and Muslim lives and traditions have co-existed peacefully for centuries.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A perfect accompaniment to a holiday in Turkey

    • By jolly_shinigami on 09-06-16

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Red Dog

    • By: Louis de Bernières
    • Narrated by: David Field
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 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

    Red Dog is a West Australian, a lovable friendly red kelpie who found widespread fame as a result of his habit of travelling all over Western Australia, hitching rides over thousands of miles, settling in places for months at a time and adopting new families before heading off again to the next destination and another family – sometimes returning to say hello years later.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable, especially if you like dogs

    • By Lookylukey on 04-08-15

    Regular price: £26.29

    • Imagining Alexandria

    • By: Louis de Bernières
    • Narrated by: Louis de Bernières
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Poetry was Louis de Bernières’ first literary love. Here the much-loved author returns us to the vivid Mediterranean landscape of his fiction. Introduced to Greek poetry while in Corfu in 1983, de Bernières’ own poems about the distant past, the erotic and the philosophical owe much to the influence of the great Alexandrian poet.

    Regular price: £4.29

    • A Partisan's Daughter

    • By: Louis de Bernières
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas, Jeff Rawle
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    A beautifully wrought and unlikely love story, exploring the power of storytelling. The new audiobook from the acclaimed author of Birds Without Wings and Captain Corelli's Mandolin is a love story at once raw and sweetly funny, wry and heartbreakingly sad. Chris is bored, lonely, trapped in a loveless, sexless marriage. In his forties, he's a stranger to the 1970s youth culture of London, a stranger to himself on the night he invites a hooker into his car.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • The Partisan's Daughter

    • By Ian on 07-04-08

    Regular price: £18.00

    • Blue Dog

    • By: Louis de Bernières
    • Narrated by: Daniel Lapaine
    • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    When a family tragedy means Mick is sent to the outback to live with his grandpa, it looks as if he has a lonely life ahead of him. The cattle station is a tough place for a child, where nature is brutal and the men must work hard in the heat and dust. However, after a cyclone hits, things change for Mick. Exploring the floodwater, he finds a lost puppy covered in mud and half drowned. Mick and his dog immediately become inseparable as they take on the adventures offered by their unusual home and the business of growing up together.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very nice story.

    • By Miss OO Alao on 17-11-18

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Of Love and Desire

    • By: Louis de Bernières
    • Narrated by: Louis de Bernières
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Of Love and Desire is a rich collection of love poems written over a lifetime, capturing its many forms: from rapture, infatuation and urgency to sorrow, heartache and disillusion. Poetry was de Bernières' first and greatest literary love, a passion evident in the musicality and emotion of his poems, which are full of stories and the truth of lived experience.

    Regular price: £5.19

    • Mandolína kapitána Corelliho

    • By: Louis De Bernières
    • Narrated by: Ladislav Mrkvička
    • Length: 22 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Historický román odehrávající se za druhé světové války během okupace řeckých ostrovů popisuje milostný trojúhelník kapitána italské dělostřelecké divize, dcery místního doktora a místního rybáře, který odchází nejprve do války a poté se omámen revoluční myšlenkou přidává ke komunistickému hnutí. Do milostného příběhu se promítá hrůznost války, vzájemné zrady i ničivost občanské války a zemětřesení. Na motivy této knihy byl v roce 2001 natočen stejnojmenný film s Nicolasem Cagem a Penélope Cruz v hlavních rolích.

    Regular price: £17.19

    • Red Dog: True Blue

    • Blue Dog Movie Tie-In Edition
    • By: Louis de Bernières
    • Narrated by: Daniel Lapaine
    • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When a family tragedy means Mick is sent to the outback to live with his Granpa, it looks as if he has a lonely life ahead of him. The cattle station is a tough place for a child, where nature is brutal and the men must work hard in the heat and dust. However, after a cyclone hits, things change for Mick. Exploring the floodwaters, he finds a lost puppy covered in mud and half drowned. Mick and his dog immediately become inseparable as they take on the adventures offered by their unusual home, and the business of growing up, together.

    Regular price: £24.49

    • Blue Dog

    • By: Louis de Bernières
    • Narrated by: Daniel Lapaine
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When a family tragedy means Mick is sent to the outback to live with his Granpa, it looks as if he has a lonely life ahead of him. The cattle station is a tough place for a child, where nature is brutal and the men must work hard in the heat and dust. However, after a cyclone hits, things change for Mick. Exploring the floodwaters, he finds a lost puppy covered in mud and half-drowned. Mick and his dog immediately become inseparable as they take on the adventures offered by their unusual home.

    Regular price: £24.49

    • Labels and Other Stories

    • By: Louis de Bernières
    • Narrated by: Russell Bentley
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Full of wit, warmth and charm, Louis de Bernières’ Labels and Other Stories features tales from throughout his career as a masterful storyteller and transports us around the globe, from the London Underground to Turkish ruins to the banks of the Amazon. De Bernières’ unlikely and unforgettable heroes are found collecting luxury tinned cat-food labels, posting fish to the President, falling in love with dolphin deities and dining with Brazilian street thieves. 

    Regular price: £14.99