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    • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

    • By: Gail Honeyman
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,336
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11,387
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,359

    Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Viva Eleanor!

    • By Kaggy on 30-06-17

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Hunting Party

    • By: Lucy Foley
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron, Laura Kirman, Clare Corbett, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 460
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 424
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 420

    Everyone's invited. Everyone's a suspect. In a remote hunting lodge, deep in the Scottish wilderness, old friends gather for New Year. The beautiful one. The golden couple. The volatile one. The new parents. The quiet one. The city boy. The outsider. The victim. Not an accident - a murder among friends.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly recommended... a brilliant book

    • By edd on 23-12-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Broken Ground

    • Karen Pirie, Book 5
    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 392
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 355
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 352

    When a body is discovered in the remote depths of the Highlands, DCI Karen Pirie finds herself in the right place at the right time. Unearthed with someone's long-buried inheritance, the victim seems to belong to the distant past - until new evidence suggests otherwise, and Karen is called in to unravel a case where nothing is as it seems. It's not long before an overheard conversation draws Karen into the heart of a different case, however - a shocking crime she thought she'd already prevented. As she inches closer to the twisted truths at the centre of these murders, it becomes clear that she's dealing with a version of justice terrifyingly different to her own....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • could hardly finish

    • By Louise on 09-09-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Skeleton Road

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 621
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 583
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 584

    When a skeleton is discovered hidden at the top of a gothic Victorian building in Edinburgh, which is scheduled for renovation, Cold Case Squad detective Karen Pirie is given the task of identifying the decades-old bones. Her investigation leads her back to past conflicts, false identities and buried secrets...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing as a crime thriller but interesting

    • By iris on 01-03-15

    Regular price: £20.89

    • The Boleyn Inheritance

    • The Tudor Court, Book 4
    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Pippa Bennett-Warner, Georgia Maguire, Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 17 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 32

    1539. Anne of Cleves wins the dangerous prize of becoming Henry VIII’s fourth wife. From the start, Anne’s royal blood, education and fierce intelligence count for nothing as the king pursues young Katherine Howard. Katherine is a pawn in the political manoeuvres of her ambitious family; unprepared for the dangers that await, she steps into their trap. At her side is kinswoman Jane Boleyn, who has served - and betrayed - one queen already: her sister-in-law Anne, who died on Henry’s scaffold. Will Jane betray a second queen to the headsman?  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Patricia on 14-04-19

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Out Of Bounds

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,317
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,189
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,188

    When a teenage joyrider crashes a stolen car and ends up in a coma, a routine DNA test reveals a connection to a twisted unsolved murder from 22 years before. Meanwhile, Karen Pirie finds herself irresistibly drawn into another mystery that she has no business investigating; a mystery that has its roots in a terrorist bombing two decades ago. And again, she finds that nothing is as it seems....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book - brought to life by the narrator

    • By Sam Jones on 31-08-16

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Bring Me Back

    • By: B A Paris
    • Narrated by: Kevin Hely, Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 634
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 589
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 587

    The million-copy best-selling author returns with a breathtaking thriller. The disappearance. The suspicion. The fear....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I Love Paris in the Springtime!

    • By Simon on 08-03-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Fallen Angel

    • By: Chris Brookmyre
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    From Chris Brookmyre, winner of the Theakstons and McIllvanney awards for Black Widow, comes a standalone psychological thriller full of twists, lies and betrayal. One family, two holidays, one devastating secret. To new nanny Amanda, the Temple family seem to have it all: the former actress; the famous professor; their three successful grown-up children. But like any family, beneath the smiles and hugs there lurks far darker emotions. Sixteen years earlier, little Niamh Temple died while they were on holiday in Portugal.

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae

    • By: Stephanie Butland
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    Ailsa Rae is learning how to live. She's only a few months past the heart transplant that - just in time - saved her life. Life should be a joyful adventure. But.... Her relationship with her mother is at breaking point, and she wants to find her father. Have her friends left her behind? She's felt so helpless for so long that she's let polls on her blog make her decisions for her. She barely knows where to start on her own. Then there's Lennox. Her best friend and onetime lover. He was sick too. He didn't make it. And now she's supposed to face all of this without him. But her new heart is a bold heart. She just needs to learn to listen to it....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful

    • By nicola kaye on 01-06-18

    Regular price: £26.99

    • Conviction

    • By: Denise Mina
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    It’s just a normal morning for Anna McDonald. Gym kits, packed lunches, getting everyone up and ready. Until she opens the front door to her best friend, Estelle. Anna turns to see her own husband at the top of the stairs, suitcase in hand. They’re leaving together and they’re taking Anna’s two daughters with them. Left alone in the big, dark house, Anna can’t think, she can’t take it in. With her safe, predictable world shattered, she distracts herself with a story: a true-crime podcast.

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Life of Death

    • By: Lucy Booth
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Elizabeth Murray has been condemned to burn at the stake when a strange man visits her. He offers her a deal: her soul in return for immortality. What he offers is not a normal life. To survive, Elizabeth must become Death. Elizabeth must ease the passing of all those who die, using her compassion to guide them. She accepts and, for 500 years, whirls from one death to the next. Until one day, everything changes. She - Death - falls in love. Desperate to escape from her deal, she summons the man who saved her. He agrees to release her the condition that she gives him five lives.

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Blood Red Roses

    • By: Lin Anderson
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    A hen night in Glasgow leaves the bride-to-be dead on a toilet floor. Her body is twisted, her face wears a terrifying grin. Who would kill a girl just before her wedding?

    Regular price: £4.89

    • The Vintage Girl

    • By: Hester Browne
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 187
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 175

    When Evie Nicholson is asked to visit Kettlesheer Castle in Scotland to archive the family heirlooms, she jumps at the chance. Evie's passion for antiques means that, for her, the castle is a treasure trove of mysteries just waiting to be uncovered. But in each heirloom lies a story, and in the course of her investigations Evie stumbles upon some long-buried family secrets. Add handsome, gloomy heir Robert McAndrew and a traditional candlelit gala to the mix, and Evie's heart is sent reeling with an enthusiasm that may just extend beyond the Kettlesheer silver....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A very light romance

    • By Joanna on 03-01-18

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Under a Pole Star

    • By: Stef Penney
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron, Thomas Judd
    • Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    Follow the path to the freezing north. Follow your ambition. Follow your heart. Flora Mackie first crossed the Arctic Circle at the age of 12. Years later, in 1892, determination and chance lead her back to northern Greenland as a scientist at the head of a British expedition, defying the expectations of those who believe a woman has no place in that harsh world. Geologist Jakob de Beyn was raised in Manhattan. Yearning for wider horizons, he joins a rival expedition.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too long winded

    • By fieldfare on 15-10-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • A Passionate Love Affair with a Total Stranger

    • By: Lucy Robinson
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    Charley Lambert has a perfect life. She has The Job. The Wardrobe. And The Flat. Then she breaks her leg in three places and is forced to hand over her job to her nasty deputy while she recovers. Desperate for something to do, she discovers a talent for helping the lovelorn online. Then along comes William.…

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great read

    • By Zacharoula on 14-06-13

    Regular price: £17.39

    • Secrets of the Sea House

    • By: Elisabeth Gifford
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron, Douglas Russell, Sarah Barron
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 172
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 155

    Scotland, 1860. Reverend Alexander Ferguson takes up his new parish, an isolated patch on the Hebridean island of Harris. His time there will change his life, but the Sea House, on the edge of the dunes keeps its silence long after Alexander departs. More than a century later, Ruth and Michael buy the grand but dilapidated building for the family they hope to have. But their dreams are marred by a shocking discovery.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Slow start but really enjoyable in the end.

    • By Lucy on 13-05-14

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Star Gazing

    • By: Linda Gillard
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Blind since birth, widowed in her 20s, now lonely in her 40s, Marianne Fraser lives in Edinburgh in elegant, angry anonymity with her sister, Louisa, a successful novelist. Marianne's passionate nature finds solace and expression in music, a love she finds she shares with Keir, a man she encounters on her doorstep one winter's night. Whilst Marianne has had her share of men attracted to her because they want to rescue her, Keir makes no concession to her condition.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • superb well written book

    • By Hazel on 29-07-13

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Standing Still

    • Anderson and Costello, Book 8
    • By: Caro Ramsay
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Glasgow's citizens are in a celebratory mood for the annual West End Festival parade. But beneath the jovial surface lurks something darker. A confused young woman is found wandering among the stilt walkers and jostling crowds, claiming to have been abducted by aliens. Before DCI Anderson and DI Costello can investigate further, a body is discovered, and it becomes horrifyingly clear that a depraved killer has taken advantage of the busiest day of the year to carry out a gruesomely macabre plan.

    Regular price: £20.89

    • The Red Road

    • By: Denise Mina
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    31st August 1997. Rose Wilson is 14, but looks 16. Pimped out by her ‘boyfriend’, she has seen more of the darkness in life than someone twice her age. On the night of Princess Diana's death, Rose snaps and commits two terrible crimes. But a defence lawyer takes pity and sets out to do what he can to save her. Present day. DI Alex Morrow is a witness in the case of Michael Brown – a vicious, nasty arms dealer.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great entertainment, really enjoyed

    • By Bleggs on 25-08-15

    Regular price: £20.49

    • Gods and Beasts

    • By: Denise Mina
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    A Glasgow post office. Martin Pavel cowers on the floor, his eyes locked on those of a terrified child. Above them a masked gunman wields an AK-47 while the boy’s grandfather calmly volunteers to help gather the money. Then the old man stands passively, hands by his sides, while the gunman raises the barrel and shoots him to shreds. Recently returned to work after the birth of her twins, DS Alex Morrow is called in to head the investigation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A bit predictable

    • By Orvieto on 29-08-15

    Regular price: £15.09

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