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    • The Complete Novels : Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 81 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 23

    Ever since Colin Firth's Mr Darcy emerged from the lake in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, the novels of Jane Austen have become more popular than ever, delighting millions of fans all over the world. Now, Alison Larkin's critically acclaimed narrations of Austen's six completed novels are brought together in this very special 200th anniversary audio edition. "Alison Larkin's narration will captivate listeners from the first sentence" raves AudioFile magazine about the Earphones Award-winning recording of Sense and Sensibility, which starts the collection.  

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • All in one place

    • By Ramona Toy on 11-02-18

    Regular price: £27.49

    • The Broken Ones

    • By: Sarah A. Denzil
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    A shadow follows Sophie. Watching. Waiting. Her instinct tells her that it's someone she knows. But who? The man she met Internet dating? The nurse caring for her ill mother? Or is her mother faking her illness? The only thing she knows is that she can't trust anyone. Sophie must delve into a dark history to reveal her stalker. But there are some stories that should never be told.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A brilliant book

    • By MrsV Ridge on 28-08-17

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Winter Bride

    • Chance Sisters Romance, Book 2
    • By: Anne Gracie
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    Damaris Chance's unhappy past has turned her off the idea of marriage forever. But her guardian, Lady Beatrice Davenham, convinces her to make her coming out anyway - and have a season of carefree, uncomplicated fun. When Damaris finds herself trapped in a compromising situation with the handsome rake Freddy Monkton-Coombes, she has no choice but to agree to wed him - as long as it's in name only. Her new husband seems to accept her terms, but Freddy has a plan of his own: To seduce his reluctant winter bride.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very good second installement

    • By Julia on 20-07-17

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Murder by Misunderstanding

    • Hazel Martin Mysteries, Book 2
    • By: Leighann Dobbs
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Mystery novelist Hazel Martin's maid suspects foul play when her childhood friend Doris jumps from the third-story turret of Farnsworth Abbey. Unable to resist an investigation, especially one that's staged to look like suicide, Hazel calls in help from her chauffeur, her cook, and even the mysterious butler her husband hired before his death. Hazel soon learns that Doris's death was no accident. Someone had a secret, and they wanted to keep it that way.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Summer Bride

    • Chance Sisters Romance, Book 4
    • By: Anne Gracie
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Fiercely independent Daisy Chance has a dream - and it doesn't involve marriage or babies (or being under any man's thumb). Raised in poverty, she has a passion - and a talent - for making beautiful clothes. Daisy aims to become the finest dressmaker in London. Dashing Irishman Patrick Flynn is wealthy and ambitious and has entered society to find an aristocratic bride. Instead he finds himself growing increasingly attracted to the headstrong, clever, and outspoken Daisy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Skip book three and proceed to this one!

    • By Julia on 30-07-17

    Regular price: £26.29

    • The Mysteries of Udolpho

    • By: Ann Ward Radcliffe
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 31 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    This was the most popular novel of Radcliffe's time; Radcliffe's portrayal of her heroine's inner life raised the Gothic romance to a new level. The atmosphere of fear and the gripping plot continue to thrill today. This is the story of the orphaned Emily St Aubert, who finds herself separated from the man she loves and confined within the Castle of Udolpho by her aunt's new husband Montoni. Here she must cope with an unwanted suitor, Montoni's threats, and the wild imaginings and terrors which threaten to overwhelm her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Luscious indulgent listen

    • By Miss on 05-04-14

    Regular price: £38.69

    • 'The Secret Adversary' and 'The Mysterious Affair at Styles'

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin, James Warwick
    • Length: 15 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    In this delightful double-bill of Agatha Christie's first two novels, award winning narrator/comedienne Alison Larkin and TV star James Warwick bring The Secret Adversary and The Mysterious Affair at Styles to sparkling new life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • enjoyable

    • By sue glason on 04-10-17

    Regular price: £23.49

    • Marry in Scandal

    • Marriage of Convenience Series, Book 2
    • By: Anne Gracie
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Shy, young heiress Lady Lily Rutherford is in no hurry to marry. She dreams of true love and a real courtship. But when disaster strikes, she finds herself facing a scandal-forced marriage to her rescuer, Edward Galbraith, a well-known rake. Despite his reputation, Lily is drawn to the handsome Galbraith. In the gamble of her life, she agrees to marry him, hoping to turn a convenient marriage into a love match. As heir to a title, Galbraith knows he must wed, so a convenient marriage suits him perfectly. But there is a darkness in his past.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By Jangler on 29-04-18

    Regular price: £19.29

    • The Autumn Bride

    • Chance Sisters Romance Series, Book 1
    • By: Anne Gracie
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Governess Abigail Chantry will do anything to save her sister and two dearest friends from destitution, even if it means breaking into an empty mansion in the hope of finding something to sell. Instead of treasures, though, she finds the owner, Lady Beatrice Davenham, bedridden and neglected. Appalled, Abby rousts Lady Beatrice's predatory servants and-with Lady Beatrice's eager cooperation-the four young ladies become her "nieces," neatly eliminating the threat of disaster for all concerned!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliantly read!

    • By F. Scarlett on 26-05-18

    Regular price: £25.09

    • This House Is Haunted

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    When she arrives at the hall, shaken by an unsettling disturbance that occurred during her travels, she is greeted by the two children now in her care, Isabella and Eustace. There is no adult present to represent her mysterious employer, and the children offer no explanation. Later that night in her room, another terrifying experience further reinforces the sense that something is very wrong. From the moment Eliza rises the following morning, her every step seems dogged by a malign presence that lives within Gaudlin's walls.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unusually good ghost story

    • By Mary Ann von Radowitz on 22-01-18

    Regular price: £24.29

    • The English American

    • A Novel
    • By: Alison Larkin
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    This AudioFile Earphones Award-winning recording of Alison Larkin's best-selling autobiographical novel about an adopted English woman who finds her birth parents and herself in the US is followed by an exclusive interview with the author. In addition to being a best-selling novelist and comedienne, Alison Larkin is also the award-winning narrator of over 200 audiobooks.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heartwarming, thought-provoking and funny

    • By KatMari on 24-05-18

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Murder at Lowry House

    • Hazel Martin Mysteries, Book 1
    • By: Leighann Dobbs
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    When mystery novelist Hazel Martin receives a secretive letter from an old friend who suspects her relatives have murderous intentions, she packs her bags and heads to the country. Tampered medications, symptoms of poisoning, and suspicious accidents all add up to attempted murder, and it's up to Hazel and her Siamese cat, Dickens, to sniff out the clues. But with a house full of relatives who all have a motive, will Hazel be able to unmask the culprit before things turn deadly?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Story spoilt by incorrect details.

    • By J. Bolton on 27-03-18

    Regular price: £20.39

    • A Sicilian Romance

    • By: Ann Ward Radcliffe
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe is considered the pioneer of the gothic novel.

    On the northern shore of Sicily, the magnificent remains of a castle, which formerly belonged to the noble house of Mazzini, can still be seen. It stands in the center of a small bay, and upon a gentle acclivity, which, on one side, slopes toward the sea, and on the other rises into an eminence crowned by dark woods....

    Regular price: £19.39

    • The City's Son

    • The Skyscraper Throne, Book 1
    • By: Tom Pollock
    • Narrated by: James Langton, Alison Larkin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Following a devastating betrayal, Beth Bradley, a sixteen-year-old graffiti artist, is suspended from school. Running from a home that she shares with her father who has never recovered after Beth's mother's death, Beth stumbles into the hidden city and meets Filius Viae, London's asphalt-hued crown prince. And her timing couldn't have been more perfect.

    Regular price: £16.89

    • Bird in Hand

    • By: Christina Baker Kline
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    It was an accident. It was dark, it was raining, Alison had only had two drinks. And the other car ran the stop sign. But Alison finds herself trapped under the crushing weight of grief and guilt, feeling increasingly estranged from her husband, Charlie, who has his own burdens. He's in a job he doesn't love so that Alison can stay at home with the kids (and why isn't she more grateful for that?); he has a house in the suburbs and a long commute to and from the city.

    Regular price: £24.19

    • Sense and Sensibility

    • With an Excerpt from 'Jane and Me: My Austen Heritage'
    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Following her critically acclaimed narration of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice with Songs from Regency England, Emma, Persuasion & Poems and Northanger Abbey & The History of England, award-winning narrator Alison Larkin is back, bringing depth and a light comedic touch in this Earphones award-winning recording of Austen's first published novel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful performance of a classic!

    • By A D. on 01-10-17

    Regular price: £23.49

    • The Spring Bride

    • Chance Sisters Romance, Book 3
    • By: Anne Gracie
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    On the eve of the London season, Jane Chance is about to make her entrance into high society. And after a childhood riddled with poverty and hardship, Jane intends to make a good, safe, and sensible marriage. All goes according to plan until a dark, dangerous vagabond helps her rescue a dog.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Third installement does disappoint

    • By Julia on 24-07-17

    Regular price: £27.19

    • Between Two Queens

    • Secrets of the Tudor Court #2
    • By: Kate Emerson
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Pretty, flirtatious, and ambitious. Nan Bassett hopes that an appointment at the court of King Henry VIII will bring her a grand marriage. But soon after she becomes a maid of honor to Queen Jane, the queen dies in childbirth. As the court plunges into mourning, Nan sets her sights on the greatest match in the land...for the king has noticed her. After all, it wouldn't be the first time King Henry has chosen to wed a maid of honor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable story, lost interest right at the end.

    • By Sarah on 31-03-16

    Regular price: £21.29

    • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

    • With an Excerpt from the Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll
    • By: Lewis Carroll, Stuart Dodgson Collingwood
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Lewis Carroll's most famous novels, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, are brought to sparkling new life in this unabridged recording by AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator Alison Larkin. An internationally acclaimed comedienne well known for her many voices, Alison Larkin is the perfect vessel to bring Lewis Carroll's classic novels to a new audience.

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Invitation to Die

    • An Emily Castles Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Helen Smith
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Twenty-six-year-old Emily Castles is out of work…again. So when famous romance author Morgana Blakely offers her a job helping out at a conference in London, Emily accepts. Just as eagerly, American blogger Winnie Kraster accepts an invitation from Morgana to attend as a guest, not realizing she has, in effect, accepted an invitation to die. As a cast of oddball characters assembles at the conference hotel, grievances, differences, and secrets begin to emerge. When Winnie goes missing, and then is found murdered nearby, Emily begins to suspect that someone involved with the conference is responsible.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Holiday Read

    • By Jeffrey Slater on 14-04-15

    Regular price: £10.19

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