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    • The Wind Singer

    • The Wind on Fire Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: William Nicholson
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    In Aramanth, exams are everything. When Kestrel rebels, her family are sentenced to the harshest punishment. To save them, Kestrel learns the secret of the wind singer and she sets out to discover the true source of the evil that grips Aramanth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Imaginative, unpredictable and absorbing

    • By Knucklebones on 23-08-14

    Regular price: £15.69

    • Firesong

    • The Wind on Fire Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: William Nicholson
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Led by Hanno and Ira Hath, 32 mostly Manth survivors of the fall of the Mastery search for the fabled Homeland. Ira knows that as long as she feels the warmth on her face, despite the wintry conditions, they are heading in the right direction. She also knows that, according to the prophecy, she will die when they reach the homeland. She grows weaker with every step. Hanno must keep up the spirits of the marchers on the gruelling.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my all-time favourites

    • By Leanne Brocklehurst on 25-08-18

    Regular price: £18.49

    • The Wind Singer

    • The Wind on the Fire Trilogy
    • By: William Nicholson
    • Narrated by: William Nicholson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    "I hate school! I hate ratings! I won't reach higher! I won't strive harder! I won't make tomorrow better than today!" In the walled city of Aramanth, exams are everything - not only for children, but for whole families. When Kestrel Hath dares to rebel, the Chief Examiner humiliates her father and sentences the family to the harshest punishment.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Missing Chapters

    • By Harriet Phipps on 09-03-18

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Slaves of the Mastery

    • Wind on Fire Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: William Nicholson
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    Five years have passed. The city of Aramanth has become kinder - weaker. When the ruthless soldiers of the Mastery strike, the city is burned, and the Manth people are taken into slavery. Kestrel Hath is left behind, separated from her beloved brother, Bowman, and vowing revenge. Now Kestrel must find Bowman again, and Bowman must learn the secrets of the Singer people. Only then will they break the power of the Mastery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I've read this book many times, never gets old.

    • By Sophie Geall on 11-03-15

    Regular price: £18.49

    • Firesong

    • The Wind on Fire Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: William Nicholson
    • Narrated by: Kati Nichol, William Nicholson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Led by Hanno and Ira Hath, 32 mostly Manth survivors of the fall of the Mastery search for the fabled Homeland. Ira knows that as long as she feels the warmth on her face, despite the wintry conditions, they are heading in the right direction. She also knows that, according to the prophecy, she will die when they reach the homeland. She grows weaker with every step. Hanno must keep up the spirits of the marchers on the gruelling journey.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Slaves of the Mastery

    • The Wind on Fire Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: William Nicholson
    • Narrated by: Kati Nicholl, William Nicholson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The city of Aramanth has become a kinder place, but in becoming kinder it has also become weaker, making it the perfect target for the ruthless soldiers of the Mastery. After a swift and brutal battle that leaves the city burned and the Manth people destined for slavery, Kestrel finds herself alone, angry and bitterly sworn to wreak her own revenge. But first she must find her beloved brother Bowman, and he in turn must find a way of understanding the secrets of the mysterious Singer people.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great story, well read.

    • By Laurence on 08-06-16

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Shadowlands

    • By: William Nicholson
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    William Nicholson's Tony-nominated stage adaptation of his award-winning BBC teleplay relates the story of shy Oxford don and children's author C.S. Lewis and American poet Joy Gresham. Shadowlands shows how love, and the risk of loss, transformed this great man's relationships, even with God.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Natsume on 15-08-16

    Regular price: £6.59

    • All the Hopeful Lovers

    • By: William Nicholson
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Belinda wistfully reflects how much better at sex she is now than when she was in her twenties. She's thought about taking a lover, but ultimately could never do that to her husband Tom. So imagine her despair when she discovers he's having an affair... Nicholson casts an unflinching eye on men's attitude to sex, women, love and family life. This is our own familiar world rendered pacy, funny, emotionally on the button and hugely entertaining.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Narration

    • By R Mason on 12-11-17

    Regular price: £17.38

    • Reckless

    • By: William Nicholson
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
    • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    1945: WWII has gone on too long. A little girl, Pamela, is growing up fast. A young Englishman, Rupert Blundell, vows there’ll be no more wars. 1962: Rupert is now strategic advisor to Lord Mountbatten. Pamela is 18 and has moved to London, eager for love and experiences of every kind. But beneath the glamour, the Cuban missile crisis unfolds and the world spins ever closer to nuclear war.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Personal and international relationships after WWI

    • By Kirstine on 01-01-18

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Motherland

    • By: William Nicholson
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
    • Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Kitty is loved by two best friends: Ed, a handsome hero, and Larry, not-so-handsome, not-so-heroic, but a good, kind man. Larry adores Kitty from the start, but Kitty finds Ed difficult to resist. When both men go off to war, Ed wins the highest military honour for his bravery. But sometimes heroes don’t make the best husbands.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • disappointed

    • By w.a.m. on 21-08-15

    Regular price: £21.79

    • The Lovers of Amherst

    • By: William Nicholson
    • Narrated by: Katherine Mangold, Josie Dunn
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    August 1881: Mabel Todd arrives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with her husband, David. Mabel soon fall passionately in love with Austin Dickinson, a married man with three children, and he with her. October 2013: Alice Dickinson takes time off work to research a screenplay on a story that has fascinated her since her college days, when her love of Emily Dickinson's poems began. The story is the illicit love affair between Austin Dickinson and Mabel Todd.

    Regular price: £15.69

    • The Society of Others

    • By: William Nicholson
    • Narrated by: Glen McCready
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    He has nowhere to go. So he goes there. The narrator of The Society of Others is an alienated young man who sees no meaning in life. He doesn't even see the point of getting out of bed in the morning. To get his family off his back, he embarks on an aimless hitchhiking adventure around Europe. But his journey soon turns into an orgy of violence...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Disaffected Youth

    • By Susan on 16-08-14

    Regular price: £13.09