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    • Arlington Park

    • By: Rachel Cusk
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Amid the leafy avenues and comfortable houses, the residents of Arlington Park live out the dubious accomplishments of civilisation: material prosperity, personal freedom, and moral indifference. Men work, women look after children, and people generally do what's expected of them.

    Regular price: £17.89

    • Outline

    • By: Rachel Cusk
    • Narrated by: Kate Lock
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45

    A woman writer goes to Athens to teach a writing course. Though her own circumstances remain indistinct, she becomes the audience to a chain of narratives, as the people she meets tell her one after another the stories of their lives. The more they talk the more certain themes begin to emerge: the experience of loss, the difficulty of intimacy, and the mystery of creativity itself.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Appalling Performance

    • By Vinca on 20-09-15

    Regular price: £15.69

    • Kudos

    • By: Rachel Cusk
    • Narrated by: Yolanda Vazquez
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    A woman writer visits a Europe in flux, where questions of personal and political identity are rising to the surface. Within the rituals of literary culture, Faye finds the human story in disarray amid differing attitudes toward the public enactment of the creative persona. She begins to identify among the people she meets a tension between truth and representation that causes her to consider questions of acclaim, justice and the ultimate value of suffering. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Read the physical book

    • By EEL on 03-09-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Country Life

    • By: Rachel Cusk
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    When Stella leaves London for a small village in Sussex, she hopes that the country life will be conducive to her journey toward self-discovery. She'll have no more insipid lover, dead end job, or controlling parents to endure. But, as an au pair for a dispiriting family, she's stalked by bad-tempered people, misfortune from weather and wildlife, and unwelcome suitors. Spunky and resourceful, she manages to keep a stiff upper lip, even when her darkest secret manages to catch up with her.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • The Country Life

    • By Princess Laingtzie on 16-02-19

    Regular price: £29.19

    • Transit

    • By: Rachel Cusk
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24

    In the wake of family collapse, a writer and her two young sons move to London. The process of upheaval is the catalyst for a number of transitions - personal, moral, artistic, practical - as she endeavours to construct a new reality for herself and her children. In the city she is made to confront aspects of living she has until now avoided and to consider questions of vulnerability and power, death and renewal, in what becomes her struggle to reattach herself to and believe in life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • TRANSIT - FREEDOM TO FATE

    • By W J Smith-Bowers on 17-10-16

    Regular price: £15.69

    • The Lucky Ones

    • By: Rachel Cusk
    • Narrated by: Judith Boyd
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Vicky is nine months pregnant and in prison. As the days slip by, she wrestles with the terrible knowledge that her baby will be taken away. Meanwhile her lawyer and his wife have moved to the country with their two children. Their arrival in the village sends ripples through a community that is to reevaluate the nature of family life, love, separation and death....

    Regular price: £18.79