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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
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      4 out of 5 stars 32
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      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31

    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

    • The Carhullan Army

    • By: Sarah Hall
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Set in the part of England once known as The Lake District and frequented by hordes of landscape-hungry tourists, The Carhullan Army is narrated by a young woman who has adopted the name Sister. Britain after its union with the United States and numerous unsuccessful foreign wars, has found itself in the grip of a severe fuel crisis and the country is now under the control of a severe body known as The Authority.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting concept, disappointing execution

    • By Miko on 09-01-15

    Regular price: £14.99

    • How to Paint a Dead Man

    • By: Sarah Hall
    • Narrated by: Philip Franks
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Italy in the early 1960s: A dying painter considers the sacrifices and losses that have made him an enigma, both to strangers and those closest to him. He begins his last life painting, using the same objects he has painted obsessively for his entire career - a small group of bottles. In Cumbria thirty years later, a landscape artist - and admirer of the Italian recluse - finds himself trapped in the extreme terrain that has made him famous.

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Wolf Border

    • By: Sarah Hall
    • Narrated by: Louise Brealey
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 144
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      4 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 130

    For almost a decade, Rachel Caine has turned her back on home, kept distant by family disputes and her work monitoring wolves on an Idaho reservation. But now, summoned by the eccentric earl of Annerdale and his controversial scheme to reintroduce the grey wolf to the English countryside, she is back in the peat and wet light of the Lake District. The earl's project harks back to an ancient idyll of untamed British wilderness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The voice of wolves in the wilderness

    • By Kaggy on 26-04-16

    Regular price: £18.99

    • We Will Gain Our Fury

    • Seers and Demigods, Volume 1
    • By: Nicole Thorn, Sarah Hall
    • Narrated by: Marlee Johnson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Jasper Nelson and his two sisters have been seers since the day they were born. They see the past, present, and future, even when what they're seeing isn't all that pleasant. Kezia Dovetree and her sort of brother, Zander, were orphaned by their goddess mothers shortly after their births. They endured years of foster care, from the best homes to the worst homes, with their mothers watching over them. They're on their own now, and trouble is still following them. 

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Litmus

    • Short Stories from Modern Science (Science-Into-Fiction)
    • By: Kate Clanchy, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Stella Duffy, and others
    • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    Like the creation myths they supersede, the revelations of science are seared into our collective imagination through storytelling. From Archimedes' bath to Newton's apple, vivid accounts of scientific discovery help us understand the principles behind each theory, and add to the larger narrative of how the universe works, and how we came to be here. This anthology draws out and distils science's love of narrative from a wide range of scientific disciplines, weaving theory into very human stories.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Dull and pretentious

    • By Chloe Fox on 15-07-17

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Beautiful Indifference

    • By: Sarah Hall
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Uniquely disturbing and deeply erotic, this collection confirms Sarah Hall as one of the greatest writers of her generation. From the heathered fells and lowlands of Cumbria with their history of smouldering violence, to the speed and heat of summer London, to an eerily still lake in the Finnish wilderness, Sarah Hall evokes landscapes with extraordinary precision and grace.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • What was the point of that?

    • By Tracey Fawcett on 24-03-18

    Regular price: £10.99

    • A Collection of Writings Related to Occult, Esoteric, Rosicrucian and Hermetic Literature, Including Freemasonry, the Kabbalah, the Tarot, Alchemy and Theosophy, Volume 4

    • By: Manly P. Hall, Paul Foster Case, Eliphas Levi, and others
    • Narrated by: Sandra Brautigam, Michael Strader
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is a collection of 13 essays on a variety of occult-themed topics, covering the full spectrum of classic esoteric and related subjects, which include Hermeticism, alchemy, magic, the Kabbalah, ancient wisdom and philosophy, the Tarot, Rosicrucianism, Freemasonry, Theosophy, and spiritualism, by some of the most notable and prominent names in the history of those subjects. This collection was compiled specifically with the student in mind.  

    Regular price: £18.29

    • BBC National Short Story Award 2013 (5 Shortlisted titles)

    • By: Sarah Hall, Lisa Blower, Lionel Shriver, and others
    • Narrated by: Andrea Riseborough, Rebekah Staton, Nancy Crane, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    The five titles shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award 2013, administered in partnership with BookTrust. Contains: Mrs Fox by Sarah Hall read by Andrea Riseborough, Barmouth by Lisa Blower read by Rebekah Staton, Prepositions by Lionel Shriver read by Nancy Crane, Notes from the House of Spirits by Lucy Wood read by Hattie Morahan, We Are Watching Something Terrible Happening by Lavinia Greenlaw read by Claire Skinner.

    Regular price: £12.00

    • The Electric Michelangelo

    • By: Sarah Hall
    • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    On the windswept front of Morecambe Bay, Cy Parks spends his childhood years first in a guesthouse for consumptives run by his mother and then as apprentice to alcoholic tattoo artist Eliot Riley. Thirsty for new experiences, he departs for America and finds himself in the riotous world of the Coney Island boardwalk, where he sets up his own business as 'The Electric Michelangelo'.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Visceral and touching

    • By Mrs L on 17-10-16

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Mrs Fox (BBC National Short Story Award 2013 Winner)

    • By: Sarah Hall
    • Narrated by: Andrea Riseborough
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    An earthy, contemporary fable about a professional and, as yet, childless couple who are content in their uninterrupted lives until one day the wife undergoes a remarkable transformation. The husband is left to battle against his disbelief and decide how to mourn the loss of his wife, whilst learning how to accept the brilliant creature she has become.

    Regular price: £6.00

    • We Will Change Our Stars

    • Seers and Demigods, Book 2
    • By: Nicole Thorn, Sarah Hall
    • Narrated by: Jasmine Paige Moore
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Zander Dovetree, the son of Aphrodite, has survived the vengeance of three furies, and a childhood in foster care. Yet, he isn’t sure he can survive Jasmine Nelson, a girl with a dazzling smile, wildness in her eyes, and a shattered soul. Jasmine is racing toward her death, and doesn’t seem to know or care about it. She gets closer every day, and is unwilling to slow down or stop. Not even her feelings for Zander can make her see where her path leads.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Madame Zero

    • By: Sarah Hall
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    Sarah Hall is an exquisite chronicler of landscapes - rural, industrial, psychological - and these haunting stories reveal a writer at the peak of her powers. Rich in the mythic symbolism of wilderness and wasteland, these tales blur the natural and urban, mundane and surreal, human and animal. Written in Hall's lyrical prose, this uncannily disturbing collection glitters with poetic and erotic imagery.

    Regular price: £10.99

    • Haweswater

    • By: Sarah Hall
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 9
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    It is 1936 in a remote dale in the old northern county of Westmorland. For centuries the rural community has remained the same, the Lightburn family has been immersed in the harsh hill-farming tradition. Then a man from the city of Manchester arrives, spokesman for a vast industrial project that will devastate both the landscape and the local community. Mardale will be flooded to create a new reservoir, supplying water to the Midland cities. In the coming year this corner of Lakeland will be evacuated and transformed.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narration kills the beauty of the story

    • By Sarah on 19-12-18

    Regular price: £18.99

    • BBC National Short Story Award 2010 (5 Shortlisted Titles)

    • By: David Constantine, Aminatta Forna, Sarah Hall, and others
    • Narrated by: Emma Rydal, Ron Cook, Sirine Saba, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    The 5 shortlisted titles for the BBC National Short Story Award 2010 administered in partnership with Booktrust, containing:Tea at the Midland by David ConstantineDavid Constantine 2010 Haywards Heath by Aminatta FornaAminatta Forna 2010Butcher’s Perfume by Sarah HallSarah Hall 2010If It Keeps on Raining by Jon McGregorJon McGregor 2010My Daughter the Racist by Helen OyeyemiHelen Oyeyemi 2010

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Short & Sweet - 5 Brilliant Stories!

    • By Jeremy on 23-02-11

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Butcher's Perfume (BBC National Short Story Award 2010)

    • By: Sarah Hall
    • Narrated by: Emma Rydal
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    A gritty coming-of-age story set in Carlisle. A disturbing event one summer closely binds a teenage girl to the awe-inspiring Slessor family in which the wild blood of the region runs strong. The BBC National Short Story Award 2010 administered in partnership with Booktrust.

    Regular price: £6.00

    • HiBrow: The Folio Prize Fiction Festival

    • By: Eimear McBride, Paul Baggaley, Sergio De La Pava, and others
    • Narrated by: Eimear McBride, Paul Baggaley, Sergio De La Pava, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
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    The three-day Folio Prize Fiction Festival 2014 brought together some great writers and audiences and gave them a real opportunitey to talk in depth about their work and similar subjects. The festival included interviews and discussions with top writers, novelists, poets, critics and publishers, including Eimear McBride, Paul Baggaley, Sergio De La Pava, Rachel Kushner, Sarah Hall, Pankaj Mishra, Stephanie Merritt, Jane Gardam and Mark Haddon. 

    Regular price: £3.99

    • An Informal History of the Male Nude (Complete)

    • By: Sarah Kent, Edith Hall, Partha Mitter, and others
    • Narrated by: Sarah Kent, Edith Hall, Partha Mitter, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
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    The BBC Radio 3 series exploring the meaning of the male nude in the visual arts. When we think of the nude we usually think of the female nude, and in Western art in particular, we're often contemplating an image where the artist is primarily concerned with sensuality and desire. If we spare a thought for the male nude at all, he tends to appear as a figure symbolising courage and endurance. Both perspectives are, of course, a simplification or distortion.

    Regular price: £9.99