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    • Bard: The Short Story Collection

    • 6 Original Contemporary Fiction Short Stories
    • By: Claire Fuller, Marina Lewycka, Chigozie Obioma, and others
    • Narrated by: Annette Badland, Tomiwa Edun, Kaisa Hammarlund, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Leading authors draw on themes of arrival, discovery and destination in a collection of six contemporary fiction works written especially for Audible. Commissioned for audio format, these stories are performed by narrators with an acknowledgement to the medieval culture of bards – professional storytellers.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Boring and pointless

    • By Michael on 20-06-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian

    • By: Marina Lewycka
    • Narrated by: Siân Thomas
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 89

     

    Two years after my mother died, my father fell in love with a glamorous blonde Ukrainian divorcee. He was 84 and she was 36. She exploded into our lives like a fluffy pink grenade, churning up the murky water, bringing to the surface sludge of sloughed-off memories, giving the family ghosts a kick up the backside. Sisters Vera and Nadezhda must put aside a lifetime of feuding to save their émigré engineer father from voluptuous gold-digger Valentina. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not amused

    • By Mr Chops on 13-02-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • We Are All Made of Glue

    • By: Marina Lewycka
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 67

    Georgie Sinclair’s husband has walked out and work is getting her down. So when she spots Mrs Shapiro, an eccentric old neighbour, rummaging through her skip in the middle of the night, it’s just the distraction she needs. And although they mistrust each other at first a firm friendship is formed. Then Mrs Shapiro is admitted to hospital and, to Georgie’s surprise, she is named as her next of kin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best in a long time

    • By Lauren on 14-04-11

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Two Caravans

    • By: Marina Lewycka
    • Narrated by: Siân Thomas
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    A beautiful summer's evening in a Kent field and around their two caravans a group of strawberry pickers celebrates a birthday. But what lies behind the buy-one-get-one-free offers at your supermarket and who picks our strawberries? The Ukrainians: Irina, just off the coach from Kiev, and Andriy, the miner's son from the other Ukraine; the Poles: Tomasz and Yola; two Chinese girls; Emanuel, the round-eyed eighteen-year-old from Malawi. And although he can't pick strawberries, there's also the Dog…

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dark realism and slapstick humour

    • By Kathy on 07-05-12

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Lubetkin Legacy

    • By: Marina Lewycka
    • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 65

    North London in the 21st century: a place where a son will swiftly adopt an old lady and take her home from hospital to impersonate his dear departed mother rather than lose the council flat. A time of golden job opportunities, though you might have to dress up as a coffee bean or work as an intern at an undertaker or put up with champagne and posh French dinners while your boss hits on you.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • If he was still alive he'd be spining in his grave

    • By Rachel Redford on 16-05-16

    Regular price: £18.99

    • FREE: Audible Sessions with Marina Lewycka

    • Exclusive interview
    • By: Marina Lewycka, Robin Morgan
    • Narrated by: Marina Lewycka, Robin Morgan
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Ukranian born Marina Lewycka has published several novels to great public and critical acclaim. Her debut novel, A Short History of Tractors in Ukranian set her unique comic tone, and her latest novel, The Lubetkin Legacy, keeps this distinct voice alive. Marina talks dark comedy, entertainment, the elderly and a bedroom tax.

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    • Two Caravans

    • By: Marina Lewycka
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Author of the Year, 2007.
    Winner of the British Book Awards Newcomer of the Year, 2006.

    Strawberry pickers in the English countryside, mostly from Eastern Europe, are leading dangerous lives, coping with exploitative employers, British regulations, and gang masters with guns, all threatening their existence as they take to the caravan road - until each of them peels off to find his or her destiny.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A book that makes you want to write to your MP

    • By Mari on 07-10-09

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Various Pets Alive and Dead

    • By: Marina Lewycka
    • Narrated by: Siân Thomas
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Marcus and Doro were part of a left-wing commune from the late 1960s until the early 1990s: lentils, free love, spliffs, radical politics, cheesecloth blouses, sex, housework and cooking rotas, crochet, allotments. Their children have grown up rather different from them: primary schoolteacher Clara craves order and clean bathrooms, son Serge is pretending to his parents that is still doing a Maths Ph.d. at Cambridge, while in fact making loadsamoney in the City; third child Oolie Anna, who has Down's Syndrome, is desperate to escape home and live on her own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great romp from Marina Lewicka!

    • By laraharding on 07-04-18

    Regular price: £19.69

    • We Are All Made of Glue

    • By: Marina Lewycka
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Georgie Sinclair's husband has left her; her 16-year-old son is busy exploring fundamentalist Christian websites and becoming more distant by the day; and all those overdue articles for Adhesives in the Modern World aren't looking too appealing either.

    So when she spots Mrs Shapiro, an eccentric old Jewish émigré neighbour with an eye for a bargain and a fondness for matchmaking, rummaging through her skip in the middle of the night, it's just the distraction she needs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • she's done it again

    • By Catherine on 18-08-09

    Regular price: £18.00

    • Die Werte der modernen Welt unter Berücksichtigung diverser Kleintiere

    • By: Marina Lewycka
    • Narrated by: Simon Roden
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Serge, 28, hat ein Problem. Gerade macht er mit illegalen Zockereien an der Londoner Börse einen Haufen Kohle, da brechen die Kurse ein...

    Regular price: £12.69

    • Das Leben kleben

    • By: Marina Lewycka
    • Narrated by: Katharina Thalbach
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
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    Georgie Sinclair steht vor einem Scherbenhaufen: Die Ehe mit ihrem Mann geht in die Brüche, ihr halbwüchsiger Sohn ist fasziniert von Weltuntergangs-Websites...

    Regular price: £12.09