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    • Birdsong

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Peter Firth
    • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 910
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 722
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 723

    Set before and during the great war, Birdsong captures the drama of that era on both a national and a personal scale. It is the story of Stephen, a young Englishman, who arrives in Amiens in 1910. His life goes through a series of traumatic experiences, from the clandestine love affair that tears apart the family with whom he lives, to the unprecedented experiences of the war itself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Modern classic, beautifully narrated

    • By Declan on 08-05-11

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Engleby

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 785
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 554
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 551

    Mike Engleby says things that others dare not even think. When the novel opens in the 1970s, he is a university student, having survived a "traditional" school. A man devoid of scruple or self-pity, Engleby provides a disarmingly frank account of English education. Yet beneath the disturbing surface of his observations lies an unfolding mystery of gripping power.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible - In the very best way!

    • By Robert on 08-02-08

    Regular price: £13.99

    • Paris Echo

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Elham Ehsas, Deborah McBride
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 83

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Paris Echo by Sebastian Faulks. Here is Paris as you have never seen it before - a city in which every building seems to hold the echo of an unacknowledged past, the shadows of Vichy and Algeria. American postdoctoral researcher Hannah and runaway Moroccan teenager Tariq have little in common, yet both are susceptible to the daylight ghosts of Paris....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Listen very carefully as I shall say zis only wuns

    • By Amazon Customer on 22-09-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Devil May Care

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Northam
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 681
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 277
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 275

    This new instalment in the adventures of the world's most iconic spy has been written by one of Britain's most admired novelists, Sebastian Faulks.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Devil May Care (Unabridged)

    • By Katharine Murray on 17-06-08

    Regular price: £20.00

    • Charlotte Gray

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Jamie Glover
    • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 154
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    In 1942, Charlotte Gray, a young Scottish woman, goes to Occupied France on a dual mission: to run an apparently simple errand for a British special operations group and to search for her lover, an English airman who has gone missing in action. In the small town of Lavaurette, Sebastian Faulks presents a microcosm of France and its agony in 'the black years'. Here is the full range of collaboration, from the tacit to the enthusistic, as well as examples of extraordinary courage and altruism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An exceptionally well told story, in every respect

    • By Peter on 01-09-11

    Regular price: £24.09

    • Jeeves and the Wedding Bells

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144

    A gloriously witty novel from Sebastian Faulks using P.G. Wodehouse’s much-loved characters, Jeeves and Wooster, fully authorised by the Wodehouse estate.Bertie Wooster, recently returned from a very pleasurable soujourn in Cannes, finds himself at the stately home of Sir Henry Hackwood in Dorset. Bertie is more than familiar with the country house set-up: he is a veteran of the cocktail hour and, thanks to Jeeves, his gentleman's personal gentleman, is never less than immaculately dressed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!

    • By Sally on 10-04-14

    Regular price: £20.00

    • A Week in December

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 93

    A Week in December takes place over the course of a single week. It brings together an intriguing cast of characters, each apparently in his or her own world but - as gradually becomes clear - intricately related. As the story builds to its climax, Faulks pulls together powerful ideas about family, money, religion and the way we live today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really gripping story

    • By Paul Taylor on 19-02-10

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Where My Heart Used to Beat

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: David Sibley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 336
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 306
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 302

    "You don't live the life I have without making some enemies." Having accepted a strange but intriguing invitation to a French island, psychiatrist Robert Hendricks meets the man who has commissioned him to write a biography. But his subject seems more interested in finding out about Robert's past than he does in revealing his own.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting and moving

    • By The Berwicks on 17-02-16

    Regular price: £22.00

    • Birdsong

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    Set before and during the Great War, Birdsong captures the drama of that era on both a national and a personal scale. It is the story of Stephen, a young Englishman, who arrives in Amiens in 1910. His life goes through a series of traumatic experiences, from the clandestine love affair that tears apart the family with whom he lives to the unprecedented experience of the war itself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Birdsong

    • By Terry on 01-11-08

    Regular price: £11.99

    • A Possible Life

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas, Samuel West, Christian Rodska, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 62

    Terrified, a young prisoner in the Second World War closes his eyes and pictures himself going out to bat on a sunlit cricket ground in Hampshire. Across the courtyard in a Victorian workhouse, a father too ashamed to acknowledge his son. A skinny girl steps out of a Chevy with a guitar; her voice sends shivers through the skull. Soldiers and lovers, parents and children, scientists and musicians risk their bodies and hearts in search of connection.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Little Depressing

    • By Pauline on 18-09-12

    Regular price: £22.00

    • The Girl at the Lion D'Or

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: James Wilby
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    A beautifully controlled and powerful story of love and conscience, will and desire which begins when a mysterious young girl arrives to take up a post at the seedy H-tel du Lion d'Or in a small French town in the mid-1930s. The Girl at the Lion d'Or is the first book in Sebastian Faulks' French trilogy of novel. Birdsong and Charlotte Gray are also available from Random House Audio Books, read by Samuel West.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A modern classic

    • By Mikey on 15-04-16

    Regular price: £20.09

    • Human Traces

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Jacques Rebiere and Thomas Midwinter, both sixteen when the story starts in 1876, come from different countries and contrasting families. They are united by an ambition to understand how the mind works and whether madness is the price we pay for being human. As psychiatrists, their quest takes them from the squalor of the Victorian lunatic asylum to the crowded lecture halls of the renowned Professor Charcot in Paris; from the heights of the Sierra Madre in California to the plains of unexplored Africa.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • strong characters

    • By Andrew on 24-02-19

    Regular price: £11.99

    • A Week in December

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18

    A Week in December is Sebastian Faulks's first wholly contemporary novel. Set in London, it's a brilliant social satire, structured like a thriller, that takes place over the course of a single week at the end of 2007. It brings together an intriguing cast of characters, each apparently in his or her own world but - as gradually becomes clear - ultimately intricately related.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Agatha on 08-10-18

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Engleby

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Mike Engleby says things that others dare not even think. When the story opens in the 1970s, he is a university student, having survived a "traditional" school. A man devoid of scruple or self-pity, Engleby provides a disarmingly frank account of English education. Yet, beneath the disturbing surface of his observations lies an unfolding mystery of gripping power.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • British Psycho

    • By chris on 15-05-07

    Regular price: £11.99

    • On Green Dolphin Street

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Sebastian Faulks
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The world seems an effervescent place of parties, jazz, and family happiness to Mary van der Linden. But the Eisenhower years are ending, and 1960 brings the presidential battle between two ambitious senators: John Kennedy and Richard Nixon. When an American newspaper reporter called Frank Renzo enters the van der Lindens' lives, they are forced to confront the terror of the Cold War that is the dark background of their carefree existence.

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Charlotte Gray

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    In 1942, Charlotte Gray, a young Scottish woman, goes to occupied France on a dual mission: to run an apparently simple errand for a British special operations group and to search for her lover, an English airman called Peter Gregory, who has gone missing in action.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love fights to live on another day

    • By Kiara on 14-03-15

    Regular price: £11.99

    • A Fool's Alphabet

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Julian Glover
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The events of Pietro Russell's life are told in 26 chapters. From A-Z each chapter is set in a different place and reveals a fragment of his story. As his memories flicker back and forth through time in his search for a resolution to the conflicts of his life, his story gradually unfolds. . .

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Girl at the Lion d'Or

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    A beautifully controlled and powerful story of love and conscience, will, and desire which begins when a mysterious young girl arrives to take up a post at the seedy Hotel du Lion d'Or in a small French town in the mid-1930s.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Really cool

    • By Hannah on 05-05-09

    Regular price: £11.99