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    • Love Is Blind

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
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      5 out of 5 stars 87
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Love Is Blind by William Boyd. Love Is Blind is William Boyd's sweeping, heart-stopping new novel. Set at the end of the 19th century, it follows the fortunes of Brodie Moncur, a young Scottish musician, about to embark on the story of his life. When Brodie is offered a job in Paris, he seizes the chance to flee Edinburgh and his tyrannical clergyman father, and begin a wildly different new chapter in his life. In Paris, a fateful encounter with a famous pianist irrevocably changes his future - and sparks an obsessive love affair with a beautiful Russian soprano, Lika Blum.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Boyd on Top Form

    • By Mark on 27-09-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Restless

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,372
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 928
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 922

    Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Richard and Judy Best Read, 2007.
    Winner of the Costa Book Awards, Novel of the Year, 2006.
    A Richard and Judy Book Club selection.
    Longlisted for the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2007.

    What happens when everything you thought you knew about your mother turns out to be an elaborate lie? During the summer of 1976, Ruth Gilmartin discovers that her very English mother, Sally, is really Eva Delectorskaya, a Russian émigrée and one-time spy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A gripping and thoughtful book

    • By Tom on 03-11-07

    Regular price: £11.89

    • Ordinary Thunderstorms

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Martyn Ellis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 649
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 422
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 427

    Adam Kindred, visiting London for a job interview, comes across a little Italian bistro as he walks along the Embankment, admiring the views. During his meal he strikes up a conversation with a diner at the next table, who leaves soon afterwards. With horrifying speed, Adam's encounter leads to a series of accidents through which he will lose everything.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful book, beautifully read.

    • By L. Fuchs on 24-09-09

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: William Boyd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth depicts the random encounters that bring the past bubbling to the surface, the impulsive decisions that irrevocably shape a life and the endless hesitations and loss of nerve that wickedly complicate it. These funny, surprising and strangely moving stories are a resounding confirmation of Boyd's powers as one of our most original and compelling storytellers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Get on with the next one!

    • By Christina on 14-11-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Sweet Caress

    • The Many Lives of Amory Clay
    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
    • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 485
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 448
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 452

    It is Amory's photographer uncle, Greville, who gives her a camera and some rudimentary lessons in photography and unleashes a passion that will irrevocably shape her future. Her search for life, love and artistic expression will take her to the demimonde of Berlin of the late 20s, to New York of the 30s, to the Blackshirt riots in London and to France in the Second World War, where she becomes one of the first women war photographers.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I think it is the narrator....

    • By Louise on 22-10-15

    Regular price: £20.89

    • The Vanishing Game

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Russ Bain
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 320
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 267
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 268

    A down-on-his-luck actor is paired with a weather-battered Land Rover Defender on a seemingly innocuous courier job. But some things are too good to be true and this innocent journey quickly unfolds into a dangerous plot with a shadowy cast of characters.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great taster for William Boyd

    • By Kaggy on 20-10-16

    Regular price: £0.00

    • Solo

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Dominic West
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 455
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 420
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 420

    A James Bond novel written by William Boyd. It is 1969 and James Bond is about to go solo, recklessly motivated by revenge. A seasoned veteran of the service, 007 is sent to single-handedly stop a civil war in the small West African nation of Zanzarim. Aided by a beautiful accomplice and hindered by the local militia, he undergoes a scarring experience which compels him to ignore M’s orders in pursuit of his own brand of justice.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well Done

    • By John on 07-09-14

    Regular price: £20.00

    • Martin Chuzzlewit

    • The Dickens Collection: An Audible Exclusive Series
    • By: Charles Dickens, William Boyd - introduction
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, William Boyd - introduction
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    Deeply distressed at thought of his singularly money-minded family circling around his inevitable death bed, when Old Martin Chuzzlewit comes across a young and kindly orphan girl, he immediately decides to take her into his employment. Offering her a comfortable living in exchange for her care and protection, Martin rests easy in the knowledge that her comfort will only last as long as he does; upon his death, Mary the orphan will find herself on the cold and dirty streets from whence she came. 

    Regular price: £39.99

    • Brazzaville Beach

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 202
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 111

    I live on Brazzaville Beach... I am here because two sets of strange and extraordinary events happened to me... One in England, first, and then one in Africa. On Brazzaville Beach, on the edge of Africa, Hope Clearwater examines the complex circumstances that brought her there. Sifting the details for evidence of her own innocence or guilt, she tells her engrossing story with a blunt and beguiling honesty that not only intrigues and disturbs but is also completely enthralling.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing despite 4 stars

    • By Maddy on 02-02-12

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Blue Afternoon

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 80

    Los Angeles, 1936. Kay Fischer, a young ambitious architect, is shadowed by Salvador Carriscant, an enigmatic stranger claiming to be her father. Within weeks of their first meeting, Kay will join him for an extraordinary journey into the old man’s past, initially in search of a murderer, but finally in celebration of a glorious, undying love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Blue Afternoon

    • By mike on 24-09-11

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Armadillo

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    One winter’s morning, Lorimer Black - young, good-looking but with a somewhat troubled expression - goes to keep a perfectly routine business appointment and finds a hanged man. A bad start to the day by any standards and an ominous portent. Sure enough, Lorimer’s life is turned upside down and inside out in ways he could never have foreseen...An unabridged reading by Simon Shepherd.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Armadillo

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-03-11

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Dream Lover

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Funny, moving and sharply observed, these stories are confirmation of Boyd's status as one of English fiction's finest writers. Here are 24 gripping tales told in bold, distinct voices from Brazil to Africa and from Nice to Hollywood. This eclectic collection by the acclaimed author of Restless and Brazzaville Beach is a must for any lover of the short story.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Totally Absorbing

    • By Allegria on 20-04-18

    Regular price: £20.89

    • One for the Trouble

    • Book Slam, Volume One
    • By: Irvine Welsh, Jon Ronson, William Boyd, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Milward, Hari Kunzru, Simon Armitage, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    One for the Trouble: Book Slam, Volume One is the first release from the UK’s premier literary event. Eighteen Book Slam alumni, from household names like Irvine Welsh and William Boyd to newcomers like Kate Tempest and Sophie Woolley, were approached to take a song title for inspiration for a new short story or poem. Some took this literally (Jon McGregor’s moving reimagining of A House’s 'Endless Art', for example); others suggestively....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How could someone rate this as one star?

    • By Brian on 08-06-12

    Regular price: £7.99

    • Susie Bright Presents: Three The Hard Way

    • Erotica Novellas by William Harrison, Greg Boyd, and Tsaurah Litzky
    • By: Susie Bright (editor), William Harrison, Greg Boyd, and others
    • Narrated by: Susie Bright, Kathe Mazur, Stefan Rudnicki, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      1.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      1.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Pull down the shades and settle in for pleasure with this trio of erotic novellas - handpicked by Susie Bright - showcasing stories that are hot and masterful. Susie Bright, hailed by The New York Times as "the avatar of American erotica", is the undisputed grandmaster of the genre. Now she has handpicked three rising stars - new masters - whose stories will delight, arouse, and captivate you. Connected by a central theme - the idea that one sexual moment can change a person forever - each story is wildly different from anything you have read or heard before.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Fragmented tosh

    • By Mrs on 07-04-16

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Term Life

    • A Novel of Love, Death, and Computer Security
    • By: William H. Boyd
    • Narrated by: Gregg Rizzo
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Gus Bishop lives in a trendy downtown Austin condo. He works in computer security for a high tech Austin tech company and drives a high performance car. Yet, something is missing. Every woman he wants eludes him, and his company is under the threat of being hacked. But after an internet search, Gus meets a strange man who represents a unique insurance company - this company insures its clients, not from death, but from a life that is no longer worth living.

    • A Novel of Love, Death, and Computer Security
    • By: William H. Boyd
    • Narrated by: Gregg Rizzo
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 14-11-17
    • 1 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Solo

    • Ein James-Bond-Roman
    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Dietmar Wunder
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    1969. Ein altgedienter Geheimagent. Ein einsamer Auftrag. Eine Lizenz zum Töten. William Boyd, Meister der Täuschung und des doppelten Spiels, gilt seit seinem Roman Ruhelos als Großer der Spionageliteratur und führt nun erstmals 007 selbst auf Abwege. Ein raffiniert-verwickeltes James-Bond-Abenteuer: Klassisch, voll unerwarteter Wendungen, mit zwei enigmatischen Bond-Girls und endlich wieder einem 007, der Wodka Martini trinkt - geschüttelt, nicht gerührt.

    Regular price: £18.19

    • Solo

    • Une nouvelle aventure de James Bond
    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Thibault de Montalembert
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Espion chevronné, membre surdoué des services secrets de Sa Majesté, James Bond célèbre ses quarante-cinq ans avec une mission peu ordinaire...

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Hopalong Cassidy

    • The Phantom Bandito
    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: William Boyd
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    A large amount of cash invariably leads to a robbery and an attempted bar-room suicide.

    Regular price: £1.39

    • Hopalong Cassidy: Coyote's Creed

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: William Boyd
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A visit to Buckboard Flats, where the played out Curtis mine is suddenly of great interest to an unknown badman. Who is it?

    Regular price: £0.99

    • Hopalong Cassidy: The Unwilling Outlaw

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: William Boyd
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Johnny Gates is about to be hanged, accused of being "The Panamint Kid".

    Regular price: £1.39

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