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    • I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death

    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Daisy Donovan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 228
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225

    A childhood illness she was not expected to survive. A teenage yearning to escape that nearly ended in disaster. A terrifying encounter on a remote path. A mismanaged labour in an understaffed hospital. Shocking, electric, unforgettable, this is the extraordinary memoir from Costa Novel-Award winner and Sunday Times best-selling author Maggie O'Farrell. It is a book to make you question yourself. What would you do if your life was in danger, and what would you stand to lose?   

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 'where the axe may fall'

    • By Rachel Redford on 30-08-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Distance Between Us

    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Susie Riddell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    On a cold February afternoon, Stella catches sight of a man she hasn't seen for many years, but instantly recognises. Or thinks she does. At the same moment on the other side of the globe, in the middle of a crowd of Chinese New Year revellers, Jake realises that things are becoming dangerous. They know nothing of one another's existence, but both Stella and Jake flee their lives: Jake in search of a place so remote it doesn't appear on any map, and Stella for a destination in Scotland, the significance of which only her sister, Nina, will understand.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • After You'd Gone

    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 134

    A distraught young woman boards a train at King's Cross to return to her family in Scotland. Six hours later, she catches sight of something so terrible in a mirror at Waverley Station that she gets on the next train back to London, where a traffic accident leaves her in a coma.'AfterYou'd Gone' follows Alice's mental journey into how she came to be this way, as she twists together threads of memory in a plot that grips from the outset.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A memorable family saga

    • By Kirstine on 11-06-13

    Regular price: £12.99

    • This Must Be the Place

    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Thomas Judd, Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 567
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 527
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 522

    A reclusive ex-film star living in the wilds of Ireland, Claudette Wells is a woman whose first instinct, when a stranger approaches her home, is to reach for her shotgun. Why is she so fiercely protective of her family, and what made her walk out of her cinematic career when she had the whole world at her feet? Her husband Daniel, reeling from a discovery about a woman he last saw twenty years ago, is about to make an exit of his own. It is a journey that will send him off-course, far away from the life he and Claudette have made together.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful story, really well read

    • By Philippa Considine on 25-05-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Hand That First Held Mine

    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Karen Cass
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 92

    When the bohemian, sophisticated Innes Kent turns up by chance on her doorstep, Lexie Sinclair realises she cannot wait any longer for her life to begin, and leaves for London. There, at the heart of the 1950s Soho art scene, she carves out a new life for herself, with Innes at her side. In the present day, Elina and Ted are reeling from the difficult birth of their first child.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing

    • By happy loon on 07-07-15

    Regular price: £12.99

    • FREE: Exclusive Sessions with Maggie O'Farrell

    • Exclusive interview
    • By: Maggie O'Farrell, Robin Morgan
    • Narrated by: Maggie O'Farrell, Robin Morgan
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Audible Exclusive. Maggie O'Farrell joins us to talk about This Must Be the Place....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 'Where the axe may fall'

    • By Rachel Redford on 30-08-17

    Regular price: £0.00

    • Instructions for a Heatwave

    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Dearbhla Molloy
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 275
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 240

    The stunning new novel from Costa-Novel-Award-winning novelist Maggie O'Farrell: a portrait of an Irish family in crisis in the legendary heatwave of 1976.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, brilliant performance

    • By ronx59 on 23-08-13

    Regular price: £14.99

    • This Must Be the Place

    • Booktrack Edition
    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins, Thomas Judd
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    A reclusive ex-film star living in the wilds of Ireland, Claudette Wells is a woman whose first instinct, when a stranger approaches her home, is to reach for her shotgun. Why is she so fiercely protective of her family, and what made her walk out of her cinematic career when she had the whole world at her feet? Her husband, Daniel, reeling from a discovery about a woman he last saw 20 years ago, is about to make an exit of his own. It is a journey that will send him off-course, far away from the life he and Claudette have made together. Will their love for one another be enough to bring Daniel back home? 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Music track

    • By Mrs D. on 27-07-18

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Daniela Nardini
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205

    Edinburgh in the 1930s. The Lennox family is having trouble with its youngest daughter. Esme is outspoken, unconventional, and repeatedly embarrasses them in polite society. Even Kitty, Esme's beloved sister, is beginning to lose patience. Something will have to be done.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best readings I have heard

    • By Anna on 15-07-13

    Regular price: £15.99

    • My Lover's Lover

    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Julia Watson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Maggie O'Farrell's second novel is an intense, unnerving and passionate story of betrayal, loss and love, with all the frisson and psychological intensity of 'Rebecca'. When Lily moves into Marcus's flat and plunges headlong into a relationship, she must contend not merely with the disapproval of flatmate Aidan, but with a more intangible, hostile presence. Could it be that Sinead, Marcus's ex, is trying to communicate with her?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A disappointment from a fine writer

    • By P. G. Foxe on 29-10-17

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Distance Between Us

    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Stella Gonet
    • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    On a cold London afternoon, Stella encounters a man she has not seen for many years, whose face she instantly recognises – or thinks she does. At exactly the same moment, in Hong Kong, Jake is realising the crowd around him, celebrating Chinese New Year, is about to turn dangerous.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Tried this audio so many times just can't get into

    • By amanda short on 03-09-17

    Regular price: £11.19

    • The Hand That First Held Mine

    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    A gorgeously written story of love and motherhood with stunning emotional punch - this is Maggie O'Farrell doing what she does better than anyone.This is the story of two women - Lexie and Elina, a journalist and a painter - separated by fifty years, but linked by a story of love, family secrets and deception, that touches powerfully on the theme of motherhood. It is acclaimed and bestselling author Maggie O'Farrell's most emotionally satisfying novel to date.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, exceptional reading by Samantha Bond.

    • By Anonymous User on 05-05-17

    Regular price: £10.59

    • My Lover's Lover

    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    When Lily moves into Marcus' flat, she is intrigued by signs of his recently departed ex-lover. A single dress left hanging in the wardrobe, a mysterious mark on the wall, the lingering odour of jasmine. Who was this woman? And what exactly were the circumstances of her sudden disappearance? It doesn't take long for Lily's curiosity to grow into an all-pervading obsession.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • L'Etrange disparition d'Esme Lennox

    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Penelope Perdereau
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Entre l'Inde et l'Écosse, des années 1930 à nos jours, l'histoire déchirante d'une femme enfermée, rejetée de la société et oubliée des siens. Un roman d'une beauté troublante, où s'entremêlent des voix aussi profondes qu'élégantes pour évoquer le poids des conventions sociales et la complexité des liens familiaux, de l'amour à la trahison. À Édimbourg, l'asile de Cauldstone ferme ses portes. Après soixante ans d'enfermement, Esme Lennox va retrouver le monde extérieur.

    Regular price: £15.29

    • Ich bin, ich bin, ich bin

    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Maria Simon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    17 Berührungen mit dem Tod. An den unterschiedlichsten Orten, zu unterschiedlichen Zeiten lenkte der Tod Maggie O'Farrells Leben: Als sie im Alter von 8 Jahren beinah an einer unbekannten Virusinfektion starb. Als sie mit 15 aus Übermut und Freiheitsdrang einen törichten Fehler beging. Oder als sie bei der Geburt ihres ersten Kindes fast gestorben wäre. Maggie O'Farrells autobiographische Geschichte, die sie ursprünglich für ihre kranke Tochter erzählt hat, vermittelt das Gefühl, dass jeder Herzschlag zählt. "Fast gestorben zu sein ist nichts Einmaliges oder Besonderes. Der Tod begegnet uns ständig; wohl jeder war ihm schon einmal nahe, vielleicht ohne es zu merken."

    Regular price: £12.69