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    • While My Eyes Were Closed

    • By: Linda Green
    • Narrated by: Emma Gregory, Maggie Mash, Gareth Bennett-Ryan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,628
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,491
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,491

    Dare you close your eyes for even a few seconds? One, two, three... Lisa Dale shuts her eyes and counts to 100 during a game of hide-and-seek. When she opens them, her four-year-old daughter, Ella, is gone. Disappeared without a trace. The police, the media and Lisa's family all think they know who snatched Ella. But what if the person who took her isn't a stranger? What if they are convinced they are doing the right thing? And what if Lisa's little girl is in danger of disappearing forever?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Page turner

    • By Ms on 26-03-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Elmet

    • By: Fiona Mozley
    • Narrated by: Gareth Bennett-Ryan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 137

    An atmospheric and thrilling debut set in Yorkshire - perfect for fans of The Loney and The Essex Serpent. Fresh and distinctive writing from an exciting new voice in fiction, Elmet is an unforgettable novel about family, as well as a beautiful meditation on landscape. Daniel is heading north. He is looking for someone. The simplicity of his early life with Daddy and Cathy has turned sour and fearful.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Powerful Story of Outsiders& Family Love/Loyalty

    • By bookylady on 13-10-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • A Kestrel for a Knave

    • By: Barry Hines
    • Narrated by: Gareth Bennett Ryan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 18
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      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Life is tough and cheerless for Billy Casper, a troubled teenager growing up in the small Yorkshire mining town of Barnsley. Treated as a failure at school, and unhappy at home, Billy discovers a new passion in life when he finds Kes, a kestrel hawk. Billy identifies with her silent strength, and she inspires in him the trust and love that nothing else can, discovering through her the passion missing from his life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A brilliant story

    • By mj on 22-05-18

    Regular price: £18.59

    • At Hawthorn Time

    • By: Melissa Harrison
    • Narrated by: Gareth Bennett-Ryan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    It is dawn on a May morning. On a long, straight Roman road between two sleeping fields a car slows as it arrives at the scene of an accident. As the lives of four people coalesce, we realize that mysterious layers of history are not only buried within them but also locked into the landscape. A captivating novel of immense clarity, At Hawthorn Time is about identity, consumerism, changing boundaries and our own long, straight path into the unknown.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Gentle Tale of Country Life That Draws You In

    • By bookylady on 25-04-16

    Regular price: £18.79

    • How to Fly With Broken Wings

    • By: Jane Elson
    • Narrated by: Emma Noakes, Gareth Bennett-Ryan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Willem has Asperger’s Syndrome and two main aims in life: to fly and to make at least two friends of his own age. As he stands on the edge of a wall, Sasha gives him a wink. Might she become his friend? As he flies through the air he wishes he could fly and escape. Instead he comes crashing down and breaks his ankle. Sasha is determined to put things right.

    Regular price: £10.49

    • The Doll Funeral

    • By: Kate Hamer
    • Narrated by: Charlie Sanderson, Gareth Bennett-Ryan, Georgia Maguire
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 29

    'My name is Ruby. I live with Barbara and Mick. They're not my real parents, but they tell me what to do and what to say. I'm supposed to say that my bruises and black eye came from falling down the stairs. But there are things I won't say. I won't tell them I'm going to hunt for my real parents. I'm going to be with my real family. And I'm not going to let Mick stop me.'

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Just didn't get it

    • By Rona Hunnisett on 02-03-17

    Regular price: £20.89

    • The Secrets We Keep

    • By: Jonathan Harvey
    • Narrated by: Gareth Bennett-Ryan, Emma Gregory
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
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      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    It's hard being that woman, the one whose husband disappeared. He went out five years ago for a pint of milk and never came back. So here I am with a daughter who blames me for everything, a son trying his best to pick up the pieces and a gaggle of neighbours who are incredibly nosy. Then I find a left luggage ticket in the pocket of one of his old coats and suddenly I'm thinking... What if he's not dead? What if he's still out there somewhere?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Too much detail

    • By Barbara rea on 11-04-18

    Regular price: £20.89

    • The Giant Rumble: Wrestling Trolls: Match Three

    • Wresting Trolls: Book 3
    • By: Jim Eldridge
    • Narrated by: Gareth Bennett-Ryan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Waldo's Wrestling Trolls are back, and they're ready to rumble! But the villainous Lord Veto has other plans. Challenged to a Giant Rumble but suffering from a shortfall of wrestlers, Jack and his friends set out to find more participants for their great battle. But what starts as a fun-filled road trip in their trusty caravan soon becomes an action-packed adventure filled with dangers such as farting billy goats, poisonous spiders and evil servants of the wicked King Nugget.

    Regular price: £5.19

    • The Night Brother

    • By: Rosie Garland
    • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire, Gareth Bennett-Ryan, Emma Gregory
    • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    From the author of The Palace of Curiosities and Vixen comes a bold new novel exploring questions of identity, sexual equality and how well we really know ourselves. Rich are the delights of late 19th-century Manchester for young siblings Edie and Gnome. They bicker, banter, shout and scream their way through the city's streets, embracing its charms and dangers. But as the pair grow up, it is Gnome who revels in the nighttime while Edie wakes exhausted each morning.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Maybe the last few chapters turn it all around.

    • By Anonymous User on 26-05-18

    Regular price: £14.49

    • A Cold Silence

    • By: Alison Littlewood
    • Narrated by: Gareth Bennett-Ryan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2

    What do you want? Ben Cassidy has strict instructions from his mother Cass: he must never go back to Darnshaw, his childhood home. Then an old friend dies unexpectedly, and he breaks this promise to attend her funeral. But Jessica died because of a game, Acheron. It promises to grant your deepest desire - for a price. Friendship. A finger. A murder. Your Soul. Acheron; Would you?

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Blood Relatives

    • By: Stevan Alcock
    • Narrated by: Gareth Bennett-Ryan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    An incredible debut novel: a coming-of-age tale set against the backdrop of the Yorkshire Ripper murders, ‘full of daring, authenticity and wit' (Rachel Cusk). "The milkman found her. On Prince Philip Playing Fields. He crossed the dew-soaked grass toward what he took to be a bundle of clothes, but then he came across a discarded shoe, and then t' mutilated body. Her name wor Wilma McCann." Leeds, late 1975, and a body has been found on Prince Philip Playing Fields.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best gay novel to come out in years

    • By T. Dervish on 18-09-16

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Forging On

    • By: Catherine Robinson
    • Narrated by: Gareth Bennett-Ryan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    When Will - soon to be known as 'Posh Lad' - starts as an apprentice for Stanley Lampitt, he expects horses, fresh air and a solid training in forge-work and horses. What he gets is Stanley, 'six-foot-six of tattooed muscle, with a gleaming shaven head', and Ewan, raised at the bad end of the Cribbs Estate. It's a baptism of fire. After a rocky start - Will doesn't drink Yorkshire tea - the three settle into a rhythm, barrelling around Yorkshire in a series of dodgy vans, forging iron and shoeing horses.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Bone Jack

    • By: Sara Crowe
    • Narrated by: Gareth Bennett-Ryan
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Ash's dad has returned from war, close to a breakdown and lost in a world of imaginary threats. Meanwhile, Ash's best friend, Mark, is grieving and has drifted away into his own nightmares. Ash's only escape is his lonely mountain running, training to be the stag boy in the annual Stag Chase. But dark things are stirring. Could Mark and Dad be haunted by more than just their pasts?

    Regular price: £15.69

    • The Bridge

    • By: Stuart Prebble
    • Narrated by: Gareth Bennett-Ryan
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Michael Beaumont is head over heels in love with Alison, the woman of his dreams. But Alison is harbouring a dangerous secret, one that threatens to break loose once Michael introduces her to his last remaining relative, Grandmother Rose.

    Rose's outburst upon meeting Alison seems like more than just a simple delusion. And something about the string of murders terrorizing London, with incidents occurring just blocks from Michael, feels like more than just a coincidence....       

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Thud in Trouble

    • Wrestling Trolls: Match Four
    • By: Jim Eldridge
    • Narrated by: Gareth Bennett-Ryan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Jack, Milo, Robin and Big Rock are back with a new friend - Blaze, the magical phoenix. The gang plan to take on notorious bully, Buster Gutt. Soon Jack finds himself and his alter-ego THUD in some seriously hot water.... In the second story, villainous Lord Veto tries to break up the wrestling trolls. Soon Princess Ava is caught in the middle of a wrestling tournament! The brave trolls must come together for glory once more.

    Regular price: £5.29

    • Hunk and Thud: Wrestling Trolls: Match Two

    • Wrestling Trolls, Book 2
    • By: Jim Eldridge
    • Narrated by: Gareth Bennett-Ryan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Jack is doing fantastically well as the Wrestling Trolls' training coach, Big Rock is winning matches, and the group are on their way to more gold than they can count. Nothing ever goes smoothly for Jack, though, especially after Milo is kidnapped by evil goblins determined to get their greedy hands on Big Rock's winnings! The wrestling crew know that they will have to be very quick and clever if they want to rescue Milo.

    Regular price: £5.29