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    • Sleeper's Castle

    • By: Barbara Erskine
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 19 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194

    Hay-on-Wye, 1400. War is brewing in the Welsh borders. Catrin is on the brink of womanhood and falling in love for the first time. Her father is a soothsayer playing a dangerous game, playing on the mixed loyalties and furious rivalries between Welsh princes and English lords. For 200 years the Welsh people have lain under the English yoke, dreaming of independence. And finally it looks as though the charismatic Owain Glyndwr may be the man legend talks of.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Storytelling at its very best.

    • By TR on 23-09-16

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Hourglass

    • By: Tracy Rees
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens, Imogen Church
    • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190

    It's 2014. Sensible Nora has always taken success for granted until suddenly her life begins to fall apart. Troubled by anxiety and nightmares, she finds herself drawn to the sweeping beaches of Tenby, a place she's been only once before. Together with a local girl, she rents a beautiful townhouse and slowly begins to settle in to her new life. But Tenby hides a secret, and Nora will soon discover that this little town by the sea has the power to heal even the most painful memories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliantly evocative

    • By Amazon Customer on 22-07-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Love Knot

    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 17 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    1140. Oliver Pascal chances upon a village raided by mercenaries and rescues the survivors: an orphaned boy, who is the illegitimate son of the old king, and a young widow named Catrin. After escorting them to Bristol Castle, they are accepted into the household of Robert of Gloucester and while Catrin finds herself falling in love with Oliver she becomes bored with the frivolity of court life. Thus when the old midwife Etheldreda offers to teach her the secrets of her ancient art, Catrin agrees. 

    Regular price: £24.19

    • Monsoon Summer

    • By: Julia Gregson
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Oxfordshire, 1947. Exhausted by the war and nursing a tragic secret, Kit Smallwood flees to Wickam Farm to recuperate. There she throws herself into helping set up a charity sending midwives to India. Then Kit meets Anto, a handsome, complicated but charming trainee doctor nearing the end of his English education, and she falls utterly in love. But when Anto informs his family that he is to return home with an English bride, his parents are appalled.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • News reader

    • By Amazon Customer on 26-11-18

    Regular price: £23.49

    • Crossbones Yard

    • By: Kate Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 71

    In this brilliant debut, a psychologist finds herself drawn into the dark world of a serial killer - who may be closer than she thinks.... Ray and Marie Benson killed 13 women before they were caught, tried and imprisoned. Five of their victims were never found. Six years later psychologist Alice Quentin discovers a woman's body on the waste ground at Crossbones Yard. The wounds are horrifyingly similar to the Bensons' signature style.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Voyager on 09-08-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Conquest

    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 20 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    When a comet appears in the sky over England in 1066, Ailith, a young Saxon wife, feels sure that it can only bode well. Yet within a year, Ailith's joy turns to heartache as her husband and her child are taken from her and the conquering Normans advance. Ailith's grief turns to love for a brief period with a handsome Norman invader. She bears him one daughter, but in the aftermath of the Battle of Hastings she discovers a betrayal she cannot forgive....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read, brilliant reader

    • By d m holt on 18-01-19

    Regular price: £26.59

    • The Master Bedroom

    • By: Tessa Hadley
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Kate Flynn, 43, has given up her university career to come home and look after her mother in Firenze, their big house by a lake in Cardiff. When Kate meets her old friend David Roberts, she begins to obsess about him: she knows it's because she's bored, but she can't stop. David is married, rational, and dependable: the last type to want an affair. David's marriage isn't as solid as it looks, though, so he takes refuge in Firenze, where he can talk to Kate about music.

    Regular price: £28.09

    • Elizabeth's Rival

    • The Tumultuous Tale of Lettice Knollys, Countess of Leicester
    • By: Nicola Tallis
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Cousin to Elizabeth I - and possibly Henry VIII's illegitimate granddaughter - Lettice Knollys had a life of dizzying highs and pitiful lows. Entangled in a love triangle with Robert Dudley and Elizabeth I, banished from court, plagued by scandals, embroiled in treason, Lettice would lose a husband and son to the executioner's ax. In the first ever biography of this remarkable woman, Nicola Tallis takes us through her dramatic life and the grand sweep of the Tudor Age and the events that define it.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Too many maybe and perhaps

    • By janice h. on 25-08-18

    Regular price: £22.09

    • The Winter Foundlings

    • By: Kate Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Four girls have disappeared in North London. Three are already dead. Britain's most prolific child killer, Louis Kinsella, has been locked up in Northwood high-security hospital for over a decade. Now more innocents are being slaughtered, and they all have a connection to his earlier crimes. Psychologist Alice Quentin is doing research at Northwood. She was hoping for a break from her hectic London life, but she'll do anything to help save a child - even if it means forming a relationship with a charismatic, ruthless murderer.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not so much

    • By Mandy Dockery on 05-01-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The English Agent

    • By: Clare Harvey
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    From the best-selling author of The Gunner Girl - how far will two women go to survive WWII? Having suffered a traumatic experience in the Blitz, Edie feels utterly disillusioned with life in wartime London. The chance to work with the Secret Operations Executive (SOE) helping the resistance in Paris offers a fresh start. Codenamed ‘Yvette’, she’s parachuted into France and met by the two other members of her SOE cell. Whom can she trust? 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely fantastic book!!

    • By Bronya Finnegan on 22-01-19

    Regular price: £14.39

    • Learn to Love Yourself Enough

    • Seven Steps Series
    • By: Andrew G. Marshall
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Are you your own greatest critic? Do you have low self-esteem? Have you ever thought that if people knew the real you, that they would think less of you? Does life feel an uphill struggle because nobody - not even you - is truly on your side? If any of this sounds familiar, it is time to take a fresh look at the most important relationship of all: your relationship with yourself.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The voice makes it really hard for me to like this book

    • By BlessedFluffaduff on 09-11-18

    Regular price: £10.99

    • The Beautiful Indifference

    • By: Sarah Hall
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Uniquely disturbing and deeply erotic, this collection confirms Sarah Hall as one of the greatest writers of her generation. From the heathered fells and lowlands of Cumbria with their history of smouldering violence, to the speed and heat of summer London, to an eerily still lake in the Finnish wilderness, Sarah Hall evokes landscapes with extraordinary precision and grace.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • What was the point of that?

    • By Tracey Fawcett on 24-03-18

    Regular price: £10.99

    • The Running Vixen

    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    The year is 1126. Heulwen, daughter of Welsh Marcher baron Guyon FitzMiles, has grown up with her father's ward, Adam de Lacey. There has always been a spark between them, but when Heulwen marries Ralf le Chevalier, a devastated Adam absents himself on various diplomatic missions. When Ralf is killed, Heulwen's father considers a new marriage for her with his neighbour's son, Warrin de Mortimer. Adam, recently returned to England, is determined not to lose Heulwen a second time....

    Regular price: £20.69

    • The Bad Mother

    • By: Isabelle Grey
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Recently divorced, Tessa Parker runs a successful B&B in a seaside town. During a surprise visit from Australia, a long-lost aunt lets slip a family secret that unsettles her fragile world.In shock, and feeling betrayed by her whole family, Tessa confides in her ex-husband just as he reveals he has a new woman in his life. Struck unexpectedly by jealousy; balancing her own turmoil against the demands of parenting, Tessa tries to trace her birth father, with devastating results. Yet she fails to see how this is a crucial moment in her children's lives.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • irritating characters

    • By Freckles on 09-02-18

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Crown of Blood

    • The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey
    • By: Nicola Tallis
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 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 23

    'Good people, I am come hither to die and by a law I am condemned to the same.' These were the words uttered by 17-year-old Lady Jane Grey as she stood on the scaffold on a cold February morning in 1554. Forced on to the throne by power players at court, Queen Jane reigned for just 13 days before being imprisoned in the tower, condemned for high treason and executed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Absorbing and well read episode of Tudor history.

    • By Heisenberg on 02-10-17

    Regular price: £34.39

    • First Lady

    • The Life and Wars of Clementine Churchill
    • By: Sonia Purnell
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Without Churchill's inspiring leadership, Britain could not have survived its darkest hour and repelled the Nazi menace. Without his wife, Clementine, however, he might never have become Prime Minister. By his own admission, the Second World War would have been 'impossible without her'. Clementine was Winston's emotional rock and his most trusted confidante. Yet her ability to charm Britain's allies and her humanitarian efforts on the home front earned her deep respect.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good read (listen)

    • By Edward on 11-09-16

    Regular price: £39.29

    • Bitter

    • By: Francesca Jakobi
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    It's 1969, and the summer of love still lingers in London, but Gilda is haunted by her wartime past. She walked out on her son, Reuben, when he was just a boy and fears he'll never forgive her. When he marries a small, blonde gentile, she takes it as the ultimate rejection. Her cold, distant son seems transformed by love. What does his new wife have that she doesn't? As Gilda's obsession builds, she starts to follow her daughter-in-law, copies her hairstyle and breaks into the newlyweds' home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling characters and original plot.

    • By Mrs L N Timoney on 30-11-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Dream Horse

    • By: Janet Vokes
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Janet Vokes was working behind the bar in her local working men’s club in the small Welsh mining community of Cefn Fforest when she fixed upon the idea of breeding a racehorse. She'd always loved animals, having dabbled in showing whippets and racing pigeons, and her husband, Brian, used to be a rag and bone man with a horse of his own. Why shouldn't a working-class horse take on the high flyers in the rarefied world of racing? 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful story, beautifully narrated

    • By Lacey on 21-04-19

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Blood Symmetry

    • By: Kate Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    Clare Riordan and her son, Mikey, are abducted from Clapham Common early one morning. Hours later the boy is found wandering disorientated. Soon after, a pack of Clare's blood is left on a doorstep in the heart of the City of London. Alice Quentin is brought in to help the traumatised child uncover his memories - which might lead them to his mother's captors. But she swiftly realises Clare is not the first victim...nor will she be the last.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Melanie Preston Lewis on 01-12-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • If You Go Away

    • By: Adele Parks
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    Glamorous debutantes, heartbreak and discovering just what is worth fighting for in the new historical novel from Sunday Times best seller Adele Parks. It's1914. Vivian, a young, impassioned debutante is hurried into a pedestrian marriage to cover a scandal. War breaks out on her wedding day - domestically and across Europe.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The horror of war.

    • By Chrissie on 09-05-16

    Regular price: £19.99

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