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    • Gilded Cage

    • The Dark Gifts Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Vic James
    • Narrated by: Avita Jay
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    A modern Britain. An age-old cruelty.Britain's magically skilled aristocracy compels all commoners to serve them for 10 years - and now it's the Hadleys' turn. Abi Hadley is assigned to England's most ruthless noble family. The secrets she uncovers could win her freedom - or break her heart. Her brother Luke is enslaved in a brutal factory town, where new friends' ideals might cost him everything.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Magical power corrupts

    • By Beccameriel on 14-03-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Tarnished City

    • The Dark Gifts Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Vic James
    • Narrated by: Avita Jay
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Luke is a prisoner condemned for a murder he didn't commit. Abi is a fugitive desperate to free him before magic breaks his mind. But as the Jardines tighten their grip on a turbulent Britain, brother and sister face a fight greater than their own. New alliances and old feuds will remake the nation, leaving Abi and Luke questioning everything - and everyone - they know. And as Silyen Jardine hungers for the forgotten Skill of the legendary Wonder King, the country's darkest hour approaches.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved

    • By Angela on 01-05-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • So Much Life Left Over

    • By: Louis de Bernieres
    • Narrated by: Avita Jay, David Sibley
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Rosie and Daniel have moved to Ceylon with their little daughter to start a new life at the dawn of the 1920s, attempting to put the trauma of the First World War behind them and to rekindle a marriage that gets colder every day. However, even in the lush plantation hills it is hard for them to escape the ties of home and the yearning for fulfilment that threatens their marriage. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant Novel

    • By Mark on 08-07-18

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Assassin's Fate

    • Fitz and the Fool, Book 3
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Avita Jay, David Thorpe
    • Length: 45 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 583
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 541
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 538

    Prince FitzChivalry Farseer's daughter, Bee, was violently abducted from Withywoods by Servants of the Four in their search for the Unexpected Son, foretold to wield great power. With Fitz in pursuit, the Servants fled through a Skill-pillar, leaving no trace. It seems certain that they and their young hostage have perished in the Skill-river. Clerres, where White Prophets were trained by the Servants to set the world on a better path, has been corrupted by greed. Fitz is determined to reach the city and take vengeance on the Four.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not having the same male narrator is SO jarring.

    • By H L O'Doherty on 18-05-17

    Regular price: £26.99

    • Blood of Dragons

    • The Rain Wild Chronicles, Book 4
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Avita Jay
    • Length: 19 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    Dragon blood and scales, dragon liver and eyes and teeth. All required ingredients for medicines with near-miraculous healing powers. The legendary blue dragon Tintaglia is dying of wounds inflicted by hunters sent by the Duke of Chalced, who meanwhile preserves his dwindling life by consuming the blood of the dragon’s poet Selden Vestrit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb End to the saga!

    • By Sam Martin on 22-09-18

    Regular price: £13.99

    • Love Like Blood

    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Avita Jay, Mark Billingham, Sagar Arya
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 317
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282

    As DI Nicola Tanner investigates what appears to be a series of organised killings, her partner, Susan, is brutally murdered, leaving the detective bereft - and vengeful. Taken off the case, Tanner enlists the help of DI Tom Thorne to pursue a pair of ruthless killers and the broker handing out the deadly contracts. As the killers target their latest victim, Thorne takes the biggest risk of his career and is drawn into a horrifying and disturbing world in which families will do anything to protect their honour.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By S on 08-06-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Fool's Assassin

    • Fitz and the Fool, Book 1
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Lee Maxwell-Simpson, Avita Jay
    • Length: 28 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 354
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321

    Tom Badgerlock has been living peaceably in the manor house at Withywoods with his beloved wife, Molly, these many years, the estate a reward to his family for loyal service to the crown. But behind the facade of respectable middle-age lies a turbulent and violent past. For Tom Badgerlock is actually FitzChivalry Farseer, bastard scion of the Farseer line, convicted user of Beast-magic, and assassin. A man who has risked much for his king and lost more....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pity about lee and avita

    • By kdsshrub on 23-02-16

    Regular price: £26.99

    • Bright Ruin

    • The Dark Gifts Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Vic James
    • Narrated by: Avita Jay
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    A gripping Orwellian vision of Britain, with a rebellious Hunger Games heart, Bright Ruin is the third and final title in Vic James’ electrifying Dark Gifts Trilogy, following Tarnished City. In a world where the lower classes must endure 10 years of forced service to a magical aristocracy, a revolution is brewing that will transform - or destroy - the world. And not everyone will be saved....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved this series

    • By james on 28-08-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Fool's Quest

    • Fitz and the Fool, Book 2
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Lee Maxwell-Simpson, Avita Jay
    • Length: 33 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 366
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 329
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 331

    Robin Hobb returns to her best-loved characters with the second volume in a brand-new series. Happy endings never last.... Years ago they freed a dragon from the glaciers on Aslevjal. Then they parted ways, the Fool returning to far-off Clerres while Fitz finally claimed a wife, a family, and a home of his own. Now, betrayed by his own people and broken by torment, the Fool has made his way back to the Six Duchies.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narration

    • By Jack C on 12-05-16

    Regular price: £26.99

    • The Dust That Falls from Dreams

    • By: Louis de Bernières
    • Narrated by: Avita Jay, David Sibley
    • Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 122

    In the brief golden years of King Edward VII’s reign, Rosie McCosh and her three very different sisters are growing up in an eccentric household in Kent, with their neighbours the Pitt boys on one side and the Pendennis boys on the other. But their days of childhood adventure are shadowed by the approach of war that will engulf them on the cusp of adulthood. When the boys end up scattered along the Western Front, Rosie faces the challenges of life for those left behind.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Edwardian England painted in a romantic canvas

    • By Wras on 29-07-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The House of New Beginnings

    • By: Lucy Diamond
    • Narrated by: Avita Jay
    • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 634
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 578
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 574

    On moving to Brighton, Georgie finds throwing herself into the city's delights fun and exciting, but before she knows it, she's sliding into all kinds of trouble. Charlotte is in the city for a new start, hoping to keep her head down. A terrible revelation sent Rosa running from London, but could her passion for food lead her to more interesting places? As the three tenants find each other, it's as if a whole new chapter of their lives has begun....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This author's skills just get better.

    • By Amazon Customer on 24-04-17

    Regular price: £20.89

    • The Good Sister

    • By: Morgan Jones
    • Narrated by: Avita Jay
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    A missing daughter. A desperate father. A journey to save them both. Sofia Mounir’s world is not her own. Her mother is sick, her father broken, the London they live in is dying of greed and self-obsession. So she flees, to Raqqa: heart of the caliphate, foundation stone of a just world that she will help to build. From violence and sacrifice will grow something beautiful, and she will be part of it. Her faith will be equal to everything asked of her.  Until it isn’t. Until it becomes clear that not all her new brothers’ and sisters’ intentions are as pure as her own. Until even her faith becomes a liability.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • BRILLIANT

    • By Amazon Customer on 19-09-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Find Me

    • By: J. S. Monroe
    • Narrated by: Avita Jay, Leighton Pugh, Daniel Coonan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Jarlath 'Jar' Costello's girlfriend, Rosa, committed suicide when they were both students at Cambridge. Jar is obsessed with the idea that Rosa is still alive and is tormented by disturbingly real sightings of her. When a startling discovery convinces him more than ever that these are not just hallucinations, Jar is thrust into the heart of a larger intrigue that may finally shed some light on Rosa's death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!!!

    • By mandy easter on 24-04-17

    Regular price: £14.69

    • The Tea Planter's Wife

    • By: Dinah Jefferies
    • Narrated by: Avita Jay
    • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 430
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 391
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 394

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of The Tea Planter's Wife by Dinah Jefferies, read by Avita Jay. Nineteen-year-old Gwendolyn Hooper is newly married to a rich and charming widower, eager to join him on his tea plantation, determined to be the perfect wife and mother. But life in Ceylon is not what Gwen expected.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Change for Me

    • By Linda on 08-10-15

    Regular price: £24.00

    • We Were on a Break

    • By: Lindsey Kelk
    • Narrated by: Avita Jay, Ben Allen
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 79

    Is it a break? Or is it a blip? Liv and Adam are in love. Liv and Adam are supposed to be getting engaged. Until Adam accidently suggests they take a break. And Liv starts thinking.... Friends, family and bystanders all have opinions, and one complication leads to another as Adam and Liv try to muddle through in this hilarious, heartwarming comedy. Are they split up - or are they on a break? What exactly are they allowed to get away with? And, most importantly, what do Liv and Adam really want?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Very slow, quite unbelievable and dissapointing

    • By Mrs. L. J. Binding on 22-05-18

    Regular price: £14.49

    • Chase the Rainbow

    • By: Poorna Bell
    • Narrated by: Avita Jay
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Punk rocker, bird nerd and book lover Rob Bell had a full, happy life. He had a loving wife, a big-bottomed dog named Daisy and a career as a respected science journalist. But beneath the carefully cultivated air of machoism and the need to help other people, he struggled with mental health and a drug addiction that began as a means to self-medicate his illness. In 2015, he ended his life in New Zealand on a winter's night.

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Want You Gone

    • Jack Parlabane, Book 9
    • By: Chris Brookmyre
    • Narrated by: Avita Jay, Angus King
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230

    Sam Morpeth is left to fend for her younger sister when their mother goes to prison. But when a stranger begins to blackmail her online, she's drawn her into a trap she may not escape alive. Reporter Jack Parlabane is indebted to a volatile source, and now that debt is being called in, it could cost him everything. Thrown together by a common enemy, Sam and Jack are about to discover they have more in common than they realise - and might be each other's only hope.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Brookmyre in a while

    • By Richard on 24-05-17

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Letters to the Lost

    • By: Iona Grey
    • Narrated by: Avita Jay
    • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    He promised to love her forever, but forever is running out…. 1943: in the ruins of Blitzed London, Stella Thorne and Dan Rosinski fall in love. Sixty years later Dan sends a letter to the house where they shared a brief yet perfect happiness. But Stella has gone, and the letter is opened by Jess. She is captivated by the story of a love affair that burned so bright. Can she help Dan find Stella before it is too late?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • First Class

    • By Mrs on 16-05-17

    Regular price: £26.09

    • The Rain

    • By: Virginia Bergin
    • Narrated by: Avita Jay
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    It has been two weeks, and now Ruby is totally alone. People weren’t prepared for the rain, got caught out in it, didn’t realise that you couldn’t drink water from the taps either. Even a drip of rain would infect your blood and eat you from the inside out. Ruby sets off on a journey that will take her the length of the country – surviving in the only way she knows how.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • By Kai on 01-04-18

    Regular price: £20.89

    • The House at the Edge of the World

    • By: Julia Rochester
    • Narrated by: Avita Jay
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21

    John Venton's drunken fall from a cliff leaves his family with an embarrassing ghost. His twin children, Morwenna and Corwin, flee in separate directions as their mother, enraged by years of unhappy marriage, embraces merry widowhood. Only their grandfather finds solace in the crumbling house, endlessly painting their story onto a large canvas map. As the twins are drawn back to the house, they discover that their father's absence is part of the map's mysterious pull.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Devilishly Clever. Twists and Turns Galore!

    • By bookylady on 02-07-16

    Regular price: £18.79

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