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    • The Silence of the Girls

    • By: Pat Barker
    • Narrated by: Kristin Atherton, Michael Fox
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261

    The great city of Troy is under siege as Greek heroes Achilles and Agamemnon wage bloody war over a stolen woman. In the Greek camp, another woman is watching and waiting: Briseis. She was a queen of this land until Achilles sacked her city and murdered her husband and sons. Now she is Achilles' concubine: a prize of battle. Briseis is just one among thousands of women backstage in this war - the slaves and prostitutes, the nurses, the women who lay out the dead - all of them voiceless in history. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A feminist Iliad

    • By Barbie on 02-09-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Regeneration: The Regeneration Trilogy, Book 1

    • By: Pat Barker
    • Narrated by: Peter Firth
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    In Craiglockhart war hospital, Dr William Rivers attempts to restore the sanity of officers from World War I. When Siegfried Sassoon publishes his declaration of protest against the war, the authorities decide to have him declared mentally defective and send him to Craiglockhart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Trench warfare

    • By Bibliophile on 12-07-11

    Regular price: £15.99

    • The Eye in the Door: The Regeneration Trilogy, Book 2

    • By: Pat Barker
    • Narrated by: Peter Firth
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    It is 1918, and Prior is in London working as an intelligence officer. His concern is the enemy within, though a clear definition of who exactly the enemy is proves harder to come by than he might have imagined.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Character driven and steeped with intrigue.

    • By debbie on 21-01-17

    Regular price: £14.69

    • Life Class

    • By: Pat Barker
    • Narrated by: Finlay Robertson, Juliet Prague, Eve Webster, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    Spring, 1914. The students at the Slade School of Art gather in Henry Tonks's studio for his life-drawing class. But for Paul Tarrant the class is troubling, underscoring his own uncertainty about making a mark on the world. When war breaks out and the army won't take Paul, he enlists in the Belgian Red Cross just as he and fellow student Elinor Brooke admit their feelings for one another.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Is war experience justifiable as art?

    • By Anonymous User on 22-07-17

    Regular price: £20.00

    • Noonday

    • By: Pat Barker
    • Narrated by: Anne Reid, Finlay Robertson, John Sackville, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Noonday by Pat Barker, read by Juliet Stevenson, Stephen Boxer, John Sackville, Anne Reid & Finlay Robertson. London, the Blitz, autumn 1940. Ambulance drivers Elinor Brooke and Kit Neville ferry injured survivors from bomb sites to hospitals while Elinor's husband, Paul, works as an air-raid warden.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Almost a documentary

    • By Anonymous User on 11-08-17

    Regular price: £20.00

    • The Ghost Road

    • The Regeneration Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Pat Barker
    • Narrated by: Paul McGann
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    1918, and Billy Prior is in France once again, a real test case for the 'shell-shock' therapies practised at Craiglockhart War Hospital where, with Wilfred Owen, he was a patient. Prior experiences a late-summer idyll, some days of perfect beauty, before the final battles in a war that has destroyed most of his generation. In London, Prior's psychologist, William Rivers, tends to his new patients, more young men whose lives and minds have been shattered.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • The Ghost Road

    • The Regeneration Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Pat Barker
    • Narrated by: Peter Firth
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    This novel challenges our assumptions about relationships between the classes, doctors and patients, men and women, and men and men. It completes the author's exploration of the First World War, and is a timeless depiction of humanity in extremis. Winner of the 1995 Booker Prize.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An amazing finish to this trilogy

    • By Johanna on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £13.49

    • Toby's Room

    • By: Pat Barker
    • Narrated by: Juliet Prague, Kieran Bew, Finlay Robertson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Toby's Room, a dark, compelling novel of human desire, wartime horror and the power of friendship. When Toby is reported 'Missing, Believed Killed', another secret casts a lengthening shadow over Elinor's world: How exactly did Toby die - and why? Elinor determines to uncover the truth. Only then can she finally close the door to Toby's room.

    Regular price: £20.00