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    • Nine Coaches Waiting

    • By: Mary Stewart
    • Narrated by: Ellie Heydon
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Linda Martin understands what is to be lonely: her parents died when she was young, and she was raised in an orphanage. When she is hired as a governess to the orphaned young Philippe, Comte de Valmy, Linda finds a kindred spirit in the lonely little boy. But Philippe is the heir to a vast estate in Savoy, and his dangerously handsome uncle may be willing to kill to ensure that Philippe never inherits it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The joy of an old favourite recovered!

    • By Elspeth Smith on 19-05-19

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Airs Above the Ground

    • By: Mary Stewart
    • Narrated by: Antonia Whillans
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    Vanessa March's husband, Lewis, is meant to be on a business trip in Stockholm - so why does he briefly appear in newsreel footage of a fire at a circus in Vienna, with his arm around another woman? Vanessa flies to Austria to find her husband, inadvertently becoming involved in a mystery that spans three countries...and the famous dancing stallions of the Spanish Riding School. The moonlight flooded the meadow, blanching all colours to its own ghostly silver. The pines were very black.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant story let down by a poor narrator

    • By M Phil on 17-05-19

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Touch Not the Cat

    • By: Mary Stewart
    • Narrated by: Zoe Mills
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Ashley Court: the tumbledown ancestral home of the Ashley family, all blessed with 'the gift' of being able to speak to each other without words. When Bryony Ashley's father dies under mysterious circumstances, his final words a cryptic warning to her, Bryony returns from abroad to uncover Ashley Court's secrets. What did her father's message mean? What lies at the centre of the overgrown maze in the gardens? And who is trying to prevent Bryony from discovering the truth?

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Madam, Will You Talk?

    • By: Mary Stewart
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 31

    It sounds idyllic: a leisurely drive through the sun-drenched landscape of Provence. But Charity's dream holiday turns into a nightmare when she becomes embroiled in a sinister plot to kidnap a young boy. She soon finds herself in a deadly pursuit and must uncover whom to trust...and whom to fall for.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed as much as first time I read!

    • By Sue on 23-11-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • This Rough Magic

    • By: Mary Stewart
    • Narrated by: Helen Johns
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    The pioneer of romantic suspense, Mary Stewart leads her listeners on a thrilling journey to a Mediterranean island paradise in this tale of mystery, murder and intrigue, perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Barbara Pym. Lucy Waring, a young, out-of-work actress from London, leaps at the chance to visit her sister for a summer on the island paradise of Corfu, and what's more, a famous but reclusive actor is staying in a villa nearby. But Lucy's hopes for rest and romance are shattered when a body washes up on the beach and she finds herself swept up in a chilling chain of events.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Serendipity... as ever was

    • By Maggie on 12-08-18

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Crystal Cave

    • Arthurian Saga, Book 1
    • By: Mary Stewart
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    This is what happened. I saw it, and it is a true tale. So begins the story of Merlin, born the illegitimate son of a Welsh princess in fifth-century Britain, a world ravaged by war. Small and neglected, with his mother unwilling to reveal his father's identity, Merlin must disguise his intelligence - and hide his occasional ability to know things before they happen - in order to keep himself safe.   

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Still the best telling of the Arthurian legend

    • By H. Tollyfield on 20-02-19

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Moon-Spinners

    • By: Mary Stewart
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    While on a walking holiday through the beautiful, deserted hills of Crete, Nicola Ferris stumbles across a critically injured Englishman, guarded by a fierce Greek. Nicola cannot abandon them and so sets off on a perilous search for their lost companion - all the while being pursued by someone who wants to make sure none of them leave the island....  

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Lost One

    • By: Mary Stewart
    • Narrated by: Antonia Whillans
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The recently rediscovered short story 'The Lost One', perfect for fans of Daphne du Maurier, Santa Montefiore and Anya Seton. First published in Woman's Journal in 1960, and set against the backdrop of unfenced country and dark winding valleys at night, the aptly named 'The Lost One' features The Wind off the Small Isles heroine Perdita West, who brings her characteristic pluck and courage to this classic Mary Stewart tale of suspense and intrigue....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional narration

    • By Spike on 21-05-19

    Regular price: £7.99

    • Wildfire at Midnight

    • By: Mary Stewart
    • Narrated by: Lucy Paterson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    The pioneer of romantic suspense, Mary Stewart leads her listeners on an unforgettable ride across the Isle of Skye in this tale perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Barbara Pym. Following a heartbreaking divorce, Gianetta retreats to the Isle of Skye hoping to find tranquillity in the island's savage beauty. But shortly before her arrival a girl's body is found on the craggy slopes of the looming Blue Mountain, and with the murderer still on the loose, there's nothing to stop him from setting his sights on Gianetta next....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Mary Stewart

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-11-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Hollow Hills

    • Arthurian Saga, Book 2
    • By: Mary Stewart
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14

    Born on Christmas Eve, Arthur Pendragon is the illegitimate son of the married duchess Ygraine and Uther Pendragon, brother of a great king: a union Merlin arranged. But Arthur's birth is not welcomed by everyone: his father demands he be hidden until a legitimate son can be born, and Merlin is forced to give the babe to his own childhood nurse for safekeeping and go into hiding.... 

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Ivy Tree

    • By: Mary Stewart
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Mary Stewart, one of the great British story tellers of the 20th century, transports listeners to rural Northumberland for this tale of romance, ambition, and deceit - a perfect fit for fans of Agatha Christie and Barbara Pym. Whitescar is a beautiful old house and farm situated in Roman Wall country. It will make a rich inheritance for its heirs, but in order to secure it, they enlist the help of a young woman named Mary who bears remarkable resemblance to missing Whitescar heiress, Annabel Winslow. Their deception will spark a powder-keg of ambition, obsession and long-dead love.

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Stormy Petrel

    • By: Mary Stewart
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    When Rose Fenemore takes a desperately needed holiday to an isolated cottage on the Scottish island of Moila she doesn't expect much in the way of adventure - just a few quiet weeks of writing, walking and bird-watching. And then, late one night during a wild storm, two young men appear in her doorway, seeking shelter from the wind and rain. Neither man is quite who he claims, and the question of who to trust will put Rose in grave peril....

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Last Enchantment

    • Arthurian Saga, Book 3
    • By: Mary Stewart
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 18 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    By land and water shall it go home, and lie hidden in the floating stone until by fire it shall be raised again. Arthur has raised the sword and claimed his birthright as High King of Briton, determined to unite the many tiny kingdoms that make up his country. Now he sits upon his throne at Camelot with Merlin by his side, his most trusted adviser. But Merlin is growing old, and his sight is dimming. He knows that Mordred, child of Arthur's unknowing union with his half-sister Morgause, will be Arthur's downfall.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A legend told in true style

    • By A Wagener on 26-03-19

    Regular price: £21.99

    • My Brother Michael

    • By: Mary Stewart
    • Narrated by: Jasmine Blackborow
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Camilla Haven sends a letter home during her quiet holiday in Athens. But when a stranger begs her to drive a car to Delphi, swearing that it is a matter of life and death, Camilla impulsively takes the opportunity she's been offered. Before long she is caught up in a whirlwind of intrigue, deceit and murder as she spins along the dusty Greek roads in a race against time to solve a 14-year-old mystery.  

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Gabriel Hounds

    • By: Mary Stewart
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Legend has it that when the Gabriel Hounds run howling over the crumbling palace of Dar Ibrahim, high in the Adonis Valley of Lebanon, death will follow on their heels. When rich, spoilt Christie Mansel arrives at the decaying palace to look after her eccentric Aunt Harriet, she arrives to the sound of howling dogs. The palace is riddled with hidden passages and the servants are unwilling to let anyone see Harriet during the day. It seems the palace hides an extraordinary secret...one that somebody is willing to kill to keep.

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Wicked Day

    • Arthurian Saga, Book 4
    • By: Mary Stewart
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mordred is the son of King Arthur, bastard child of his union with his half sister Morgause. Prophesied by Merlin to kill Arthur, Mordred is stolen away from his mother and raised in secrecy by a kind couple on an isolated Orkney island in the hopes that he will defy his fate. Mordred, known to history as a traitor and a murderer, is no villain but a quick-witted young man, with hopes and dreams of his own. But try as he might, Mordred cannot escape Merlin's prophecy.  

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Prince and the Pilgrim

    • Arthurian Saga, Book 5
    • By: Mary Stewart
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Alexander the Fatherless: nephew of the villainous King March of Cornwall, who murdered his father. Burning with vengeance, Alexander sets out on a journey to Camelot to seek justice from King Arthur. His path will lead him to the Dark Tower, where the sorceress Morgan le Fay lies in wait. Morgan seduces Alexander and sends him on a quest to Jerusalem to recover the Holy Grail - which she believes will help her take the throne.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Rose Cottage

    • By: Mary Stewart
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Summer, 1947. Kate Herrick, a war widow, returns to her childhood home for a final visit before the house is sold. But Rose Cottage is not the idyllic paradise she remembers from her youth and someone has been there before her. As Kate uncovers an old secret that haunts the home she thought she knew, she is forced to confront a dark truth from her own past.... Beyond the weedy garden with its riot of rose bushes, nothing had changed. And someone was crossing the bridge to approach the garden gate. Someone I knew well....

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Thornyhold

    • By: Mary Stewart
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    The rambling house called Thornyhold is like something out of a fairy tale. Left to Gilly Ramsey by the cousin whose occasional visits brightened her childhood, the cottage, set deep in a wild wood, has come just in time to save her from a bleak future. With its reputation for magic and its resident black cat, Thornyhold offers Gilly more than just a new home. It offers her a chance to start over. 

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Wind off the Small Isles

    • By: Mary Stewart
    • Narrated by: Susie Riddell
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Beloved author Mary Stewart's long-lost novella, now available again for the first time in 40 years. In 1879 a wealthy young woman elopes with an impoverished fisherman, leaving her family, who live on the volcanic island of Lanzarote, distraught. In 1968, 23-year-old Perdita West, secretary to the famous author Cora Gresham, visits Lanzarote, the strangest and wildest of the Canary Isles, on a research trip. They meet Cora's estranged son, Mike, and fall in love with the unusual, beautiful little island.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful

    • By Scorpio on 26-11-17

    Regular price: £9.99

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