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    • Atonement

    • By: Ian McEwan
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 409
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 375
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 376

    On the hottest day of the summer of 1934, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her is Robbie Turner, her childhood friend who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge. By the end of that day, the lives of all three will have been changed for ever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had not even imagined at its start, and will have become victims of the younger girl's imagination.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Slow start but beautifully crafted...

    • By essjaybella on 22-09-16

    Regular price: £24.09

    • A Family Secret

    • By: Josephine Cox
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Although she's surrounded by a loving family, Marie feels lost: living with a lie can be very lonely. Marie has been carrying a secret for years, one that could ruin the lives of those she loves most, and the guilt she feels weighs heavily. Her granddaughter, Cathy, is a most cheerful young woman, and in the first flush of love. The secret Marie is about to tell her will not only change her future but rewrite her past. Cathy now has a dangerous choice to make that could change her life forever.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Pathetic

    • By Andrea on 23-01-17

    Regular price: £21.99

    • A Woman’s Fortune

    • By: Josephine Cox
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    In the middle of the night, Evie is torn away from her beloved home and close-knit community as her family run away to the south. Her father's luck has finally run out, but what should mark a hopeful new beginning is just the start of young Evie’s troubles. With the weight of her family's future on her shoulders, Evie has no one to turn to. Her mother, worn down by life, runs off with a new man, and with her grandmother's sight failing, it's left to Evie to earn their keep and run the house. Holding her family together is only made harder when tragedy strikes at its heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another heart warming book.

    • By ian mcnamara on 24-01-19

    Regular price: £13.99

    • Bertie: A Life of Edward VII

    • By: Jane Ridley
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 22 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    Entertaining and different, this is an enjoyable study of a flawed yet characterful Prince of Wales seen through the eyes of the women in his life. Edward Vll, who gave his name to the Edwardian Age and died in 1911, was King of England for the final 10 years of his life. He was 59 when at last he came to the throne. Known as Bertie, the eldest son of Victoria and Albert, he was bullied by both his parents.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent narration

    • By Knucklebones on 17-02-13

    Regular price: £21.99

    • One Pair of Feet

    • By: Monica Dickens
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    As the effects of the war raging in Europe begin to be felt at home in London, Monica Dickens decides to do her bit and to pursue a new career, and so enrols as a student nurse at a hospital in rural Hertfordshire. By nature clever and spirited, she struggles to submit to the iron rule of the Matron and Sisters, and is alternately infuriated and charmed by her patients. That’s not to mention the mountains of menial work that are a trainee’s lot.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Who'd be a nurse?

    • By Julie on 22-07-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Postman Pat and the Tuba & Postman Pat and the Barometer

    • By: BBC Audiobooks Ltd
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd, Ken Barrie
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Join Postman Pat and Jess the Cat in these two delightful adventures featuring music from the hit TV series. Postman Pat and the Tuba: There’s an awful lot of noise in Greendale as Postman Pat tries to play the tuba. Will he ever be able to play a proper tune? Postman Pat and the Barometer: On a sunny spring day, Pat’s old barometer points to snow - and Pat’s the only person who is prepared for the blizzard.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Well loved

    • By Becky on 27-09-16

    Regular price: £8.00

    • The Journey

    • By: Josephine Cox
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Set in 1952, this story begins when three people meet in a churchyard. One is a local farmer, Ben Morris, walking through the churchyard from his farmhouse. The other two, Lucy and Eileen Baker, are mother and daughter, bringing flowers to lay at the resting place of a man by the name of Barney Davidson. There is an air of mystery about them that greatly intrigues Ben.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Typically brilliant

    • By Matthew D. Berry on 11-02-19

    Regular price: £6.99

    • The Sunrise

    • By: Victoria Hislop
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 258
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 231

    In the summer of 1972, Famagusta, in Cyprus, is the most desirable resort in the Mediterranean, a city bathed in the glow of good fortune. An ambitious couple open the island's most spectacular hotel, where Greek and Turkish Cypriots work in harmony. Two neighbouring families, the Georgious and the Özkans, are among many who moved to Famagusta to escape the years of unrest and ethnic violence elsewhere on the island. But beneath the city's façade of glamour and success, tension is building.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • OK

    • By Ms on 17-10-14

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Beachcomber

    • By: Josephine Cox
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    In the summer of 1952, two strangers arrive in the pretty seaside hamlet of West Bay. Tom Arnold lost his wife and children when the car he was driving was run off a seaside road above the cliffs. He was the only survivor. Now he needs to be alone to deal with the pain. Kathy Wilson is trying to escape family problems and find peace of mind. In this delightful place, they both hope to rebuild their lives, yet someone is trying to wreck their search for happiness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the beachcomber

    • By grace cassar on 16-04-07

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Three Letters

    • By: Josephine Cox
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    Eight-year-old Casey’s mother, Ruth, is a cruel woman with a weakness for other women’s husbands. Casey’s father is gentle and hard-working and, though Tom Denton has long suspected his wife of having sordid affairs, he has chosen to turn a blind eye to keep the peace. But then Tom’s world is completely shattered when he receives two bits of devastating news. Because of this, Tom realises that from now on their lives must change, forever. A broken man, Tom is made to fight for his son, determined to keep him safe.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Pushes Forgiveness

    • By sarahmoose2000 on 15-04-12

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Camomile Lawn

    • By: Mary Wesley
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    Summer 1939 and five cousins gather at the house with the camomile lawn for what, for many of them, will be the last summer of their youth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As good as I remembered

    • By Jockette61 on 28-11-13

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Mistresses of Cliveden

    • By: Natalie Livingstone
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    From its dawn in the 1660s to its twilight in the 1960s, Cliveden was an emblem of elite misbehaviour and intrigue. Conceived by the Duke of Buckingham as a retreat for his scandalous affair with Anna-Maria, Countess of Shrewsbury, the house later served as the backdrop for the Profumo affair. In the 300 years between, the house was occupied by a dynasty of remarkable women each of whom left their mark on this great house.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Much More Than A Book About A House

    • By Alison on 28-02-17

    Regular price: £39.99

    • Live the Dream

    • By: Josephine Cox
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Set in the 1930's, this is the story of three people caught up in a tangle of love and hatred, which threatens to tear them apart forever. Handsome, wealthy and fair-minded, Luke Hammond could have the world at his feet. Instead, he has the world on his shoulders. Consumed by sadness, Luke's only respite from his respectable life is on a Tuesday, when he heads off to seek solace in a hideaway deep in the calm heart of the woods.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Predictable but unchallenging fare

    • By Chloe on 13-07-15

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Brat Farrar

    • By: Josephine Tey
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    A stranger enters the inner sanctum of the Ashby family posing as Patrick Ashby, the heir to the family’s sizeable fortune. The stranger, Brat Farrar, has been carefully coached on Patrick’s mannerisms, appearance and every significant detail of Patrick’s early life, up to his 13th year when he disappeared and was thought to have drowned himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't stop listening

    • By Seagull on 04-02-15

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Francis I

    • The Maker of Modern France
    • By: Leonie Frieda
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Francis I (1494-1547) was inconstant, amorous, hotheaded and flawed. Yet he was also arguably the most significant king that France ever had. This is his story. A contemporary of Henry VIII of England, Francis saw himself as the first Renaissance king, a man who was the exemplar of courtly and civilised behaviour throughout Europe. A courageous and heroic warrior, he was also a keen aesthete, an accomplished diplomat and an energetic ruler who turned his country into a force to be reckoned with.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Songbird

    • By: Josephine Cox
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    In the riverside town of Bedford, four students can hear the haunting voice of a woman singing. The beautiful melody is coming from their neighbour a reclusive creature who never opens the door to anyone or leaves her home in daylight. They have no way of knowing that the woman next door, Madeleine Delaney, is driven by a dangerous memory that for over 20 years has controlled her meagre existence... Madeleine’s angelic voice and striking looks capture the hearts of many.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good read

    • By Patty on 03-03-15

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Franchise Affair

    • By: Josephine Tey
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    Marion Sharpe and her mother seem an unlikely duo to be found on the wrong side of the law. Quiet and ordinary, they have led a peaceful and unremarkable life at their country home, The Franchise. Unremarkable that is, until the police turn up with a demure young woman on their doorstep.Not only does Betty Kane accuse them of kidnap and abuse, she can back up her claim with a detailed description of the attic room in which she was kept, right down to the crack in its round window.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well-paced and intriguing

    • By Knucklebones on 23-07-11

    Regular price: £17.19

    • Lovers and Liars

    • By: Josephine Cox
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    It is 1902. Emily is 16 and blissfully in love with John, two years her senior. Together they are secretly planning a life, when they are brutally driven apart. Denied a man she loves and dominated by a brutally possessive uncle, Emily is devastated when she is cruelly taken advantage of. When a child is born, her life is in tatters. And she cannot reveal the identity of the father to anyone, or there will be a terrible price to pay.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • lovers and liars

    • By K on 13-02-06

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Journey's End

    • By: Josephine Cox
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    As Barney Davidson watched the liner sail away with his beloved family on board, bound for America, he stood a devastated and broken man. His dream was over, but theirs was just beginning. They must never know what he had suffered to give them this opportunity, he thought. Now many years later, Barney is gone. Lucy Baker, now old and in ill health, knows the truth about what happened. She promised Barney she would never reveal his secret. But is it a promise she can keep?

    Regular price: £6.99

    • The Runaway Woman

    • By: Josephine Cox
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    >No-one thought she had the courage.… Those looking in from the outside think Lucy Lovejoy's life is like any other, but at the centre of her family there is a big empty hole where all the love and warmth should be. Over the years, her children have watched while their father chipped away at Lucy's self-confidence. Now the children are following their own paths, and Lucy has never felt more alone. When tragedy strikes at the heart of the family, it's a wake-up call for Lucy. Everyone has taken a little piece of her, and she isn't sure who she is anymore.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very "twee" story

    • By michymoo on 24-09-17

    Regular price: £12.99

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