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    • Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

    • By: Paul Torday
    • Narrated by: John Sessions, Samantha Bond, Fenella Woolgar
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 593
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 347
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 346

    A Richard and Judy Summer Read Selection.
    Written as a "report into the circumstances surrounding the decision to introduce salmon into the Yemen", this is a novel that is made up of e-mails, letters, diary extracts, records of the prime minister's Question Time, interviews, and chapters from the memoirs of a fantastically weaselly Peter Mandelson-type figure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb!

    • By Nicky on 03-04-07

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Girl on the Landing

    • By: Paul Torday
    • Narrated by: David Monteath, Clare Wille
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 220
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 208

    From the best-selling author of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, a ghost story, a psychological thriller and a tale of love rediscovered. Elizabeth has been married to Michael for ten years. She has adjusted to a fairly monotonous routine with her wealthy, decent but boring husband. Part of this routine involves occasional visits to Beinn Caorrun, the dank and gloomy house in a Scottish glen that Michael inherited. There are memories there that Michael will not share with her. But then Michael begins to change. It starts when he thinks he sees, in a picture, the figure of a girl on a landing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Menacing

    • By CherylK on 19-08-16

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Irresistible Inheritance of Wilberforce

    • By: Paul Torday
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Late one summer evening, Wilberforce - rich, young, work-obsessed and self-contained - makes an unexpected detour on the way home from the software company he owns and unwittingly takes the first step on a journey that will change his life. His uncharacteristically impulsive act leads him to the door of Caerlyon Hall, the domain of Francis Black, a place where wine, hospitality, and affection flow freely.

    Regular price: £11.89

    • The Legacy of Hartlepool Hall

    • By: Paul Torday
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    From the best-selling author of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen comes a story of inheritance, a great country house, and a way of life that is disappearing...Ed Hartlepool has been living in self-imposed exile for five years, but with a settlement regarding his inheritance looming, he must return to his ancestral seat, Hartlepool Hall.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Legacy

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-02-12

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Death of an Owl

    • By: Paul Torday, Piers Torday
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Brought up in Switzerland, the only son of well-to-do parents, Charles Fryerne is somewhat unprepared for the world he meets when he goes up to Oxford University in the early 1980s. There he meets a fascinating social set, including a stellar young playwright, a student dubbed 'the future leader of the Conservative party' and a mercurial figure with ambitions to become the youngest prime minister since Pitt. When they leave university, the characters go their separate ways.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • sublime

    • By g.e.pleasance on 17-01-19

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Irresistible Inheritance of Wilberforce

    • By: Paul Torday
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Late one summer evening, Wilberforce - rich, young, work-obsessed and self-contained - makes an unexpected detour on the way home from the software company he owns and unwittingly takes the first step on a journey that will change his life. His uncharacteristically impulsive act leads him to the door of Caerlyon Hall, the domain of Francis Black, a place where wine, hospitality, and affection flow freely.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nothing quite like it

    • By Sararara on 22-10-16

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Light Shining in the Forest

    • By: Paul Torday
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    Norman Stokoe has just been appointed Children's Czar by the new government. He sells his flat and moves up north to take up the position. However before his first salary cheque has even hit his bank account, new priorities are set for the government department for which he works. The Children's Czar network is put on hold but it is too late to reverse the decision to employ Norman. So he is given a P.A. and a spacious office in a new business park on the banks of the Tyne. He settles down in his new leather chair behind his new desk, to wait for the green light to begin his mission.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Strange but listenable.

    • By Victoria Hulland on 23-11-13

    Regular price: £24.99

    • More Than You Can Say

    • By: Paul Torday
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    A late-night gambling session ends in a bet for Richard Gaunt: can he walk to Oxford by lunchtime the next day? Gaunt sets off, and as morning breaks and the dreaming spires near, his evening's winnings look set to double. But when men in a Jeep reverse into him, scooping him off the roadside, Gaunt enters a yet stranger world. Taken to a country house, he is kept hostage by a man with impeccable manners, Mr Khan.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting read

    • By Amanda on 11-01-12

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Hopeless Life of Charlie Summers

    • By: Paul Torday
    • Narrated by: Simon J. Williamson
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    It is on a golfing trip to France that Hector Chetwode-Talbot, Eck to his friends, first meets Charlie Summers, a fly-by-night entrepreneur whose latest scheme is to import Japanese dog food into the UK. Soon Charlie lands on Eck's doorstep with his suitcase, intent on staying and relaunching his dog food business in the area. But with the financial crash looming, Eck begins to ask himself if they are so very different....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Duller than Gordon Brown

    • By Mr Chops on 20-09-15

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

    • By: Paul Torday
    • Narrated by: John Sessions, Samantha Bond, Fenella Woolgar
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A Richard and Judy Summer Read Selection.
    Written as a "report into the circumstances surrounding the decision to introduce salmon into the Yemen", this is a novel that is made up of e-mails, letters, diary extracts, records of the prime minister's Question Time, interviews, and chapters from the memoirs of a fantastically weaselly Peter Mandelson-type figure.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story spoilt by heavy-handed execution

    • By Martin on 18-03-08

    Regular price: £10.49