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    • Restless

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,501
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,045
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,038

    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

    • Love Is Blind

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 369
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 338
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 339

    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

    • The Vanishing Game

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Russ Bain
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 347
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 287
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 288

    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

    • Martin Chuzzlewit

    • The Dickens Collection: An Audible Exclusive Series
    • By: Charles Dickens, William Boyd - introduction
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, William Boyd - introduction
    • Length: 41 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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 last only as long as he does; upon his death, Mary the orphan will find herself on the cold and dirty streets from whence she came. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Book - Worth Persevering

    • By Head Coach on 26-12-18

    Regular price: £39.99

    • Ordinary Thunderstorms

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Martyn Ellis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 688
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 457
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 463

    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

    • 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 511
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 471
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 474

    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 Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: William Boyd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    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

    • Solo

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Dominic West
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 472
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 437
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 437

    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

    • The Blue Afternoon

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 89

    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

    • Brazzaville Beach

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 217
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 126

    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 Dream Lover

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    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

    • Solo

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Dominic West
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    It's 1969, and, having just celebrated his 45th birthday, James Bond - British special agent 007 - is summoned to headquarters to receive an unusual assignment. Zanzarim, a troubled West African nation, is being ravaged by a bitter civil war, and M directs Bond to quash the rebels threatening the established regime. Bond's arrival in Africa marks the start of a feverish mission to discover the forces behind this brutal war - and he soon realizes the situation is far from straightforward.

    Regular price: £23.09

    • Armadillo

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    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

    • Waiting for Sunrise

    • A Novel
    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Robert Ian MacKenzie
    • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Lysander Rief, a young English actor in town seeking psychotherapy for a troubling ailment of a sexual nature, becomes caught up in a feverish affair with a beautiful, enigmatic woman. When she goes to the police to press charges of rape, however, he is stunned, and his few months of passion come to an abrupt end. Only a carefully plotted escape - with the help of two mysterious British diplomats - saves him from trial. But the frenzied getaway sets off a chain of events that steadily dismantles Lysander's life as he knows it.

    Regular price: £29.29

    • 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
    • Story
      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

    • 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

    • Die Fotografin

    • Die vielen Leben der Amory Clay
    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Elisabeth Günther
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
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    Leidenschaftlich. Neugierig. Unerschrocken. Als Amory mit sieben von ihrem Onkel Greville eine Kamera geschenkt bekommt, entfesselt dies eine Leidenschaft, die sie ihr Leben lang begleiten wird. Statt in London als Gesellschaftsfotografin zu reüssieren, lässt Amory alles Vertraute hinter sich und beginnt ein neues Leben im verruchten Berlin der späten 20er Jahre.

    Regular price: £10.89

    • Solo

    • Une nouvelle aventure de James Bond
    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Thibault de Montalembert
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Espion chevronné, membre surdoué des services secrets de Sa Majesté, James Bond célèbre ses quarante-cinq ans avec une mission peu ordinaire...

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Rastløs

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Louise Herbert
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ruth lever et stille og roligt liv som enlig mor og underviser. Men en dag beslutter hendes mor, Sally Gilmartin, at betro hende en hemmelighed. Moren giver datteren et manuskript, hvor hun fortæller sin livshistorie. Den respektable, ældre enke er ikke den, som Ruth, og alle andre, hidtil har troet. Hun er født Eva Delectorskaja, er russisk emigrant som i 1939 blev rekrutteret til den hemmelige, britiske efterretningstjeneste.

    Regular price: £14.69

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