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    • Scarlet

    • By: A. C. Gaughen
    • Narrated by: Helen Stern
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Posing as one of Robin Hood's thieves to avoid the evil Lord Gisbourne, Scarlet has kept her identity secret from all of Nottinghamshire. Only Big John and Robin Hood know the truth - that the agile thief posing as a whip of a boy is actually a fearless young woman with a secret past. It's getting harder to hide as Gisbourne's camp seeks to find Scarlet and drive Robin Hood out of Nottinghamshire. But Scarlet's instinct for self-preservation is at war with a strong sense of responsibility to the people who took her in when she was on the run, and she finds it's not so easy to turn her back on her band and townspeople.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, good narrator

    • By Elizabeth on 21-08-13

    Regular price: £16.89

    • Mother Nature

    • Maternal Instincts and How They Shape the Human Species
    • By: Sarah Blaffer Hrdy
    • Narrated by: Helen Stern
    • Length: 22 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Maternal instinct - the all-consuming, utterly selfless love that mothers lavish on their children - has long been assumed to be an innate, indeed defining element of a woman's nature. But is it? In this provocative, groundbreaking audiobook, renowned anthropologist (and mother) Sarah Blaffer Hrdy shares a radical new vision of motherhood and its crucial role in human evolution. Hrdy strips away stereotypes and gender-biased myths to demonstrate that traditional views of maternal behavior are essentially wishful thinking codified as objective observation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hrdy's gift

    • By Paula Wright on 07-10-15

    Regular price: £32.79

    • Mothers and Others

    • The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding
    • By: Sarah Blaffer Hrdy
    • Narrated by: Helen Stern
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Somewhere in Africa, more than a million years ago, a line of apes began to rear their young differently than their Great Ape ancestors. From this new form of care came new ways of engaging and understanding each other. How such singular human capacities evolved, and how they have kept us alive for thousands of generations, is the mystery revealed in this bold and wide-ranging new vision of human emotional evolution. Mothers and Others finds the key in the primatologically unique length of human childhood.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Essential reading

    • By Paula Wright on 07-10-15

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Steam and Sorcery

    • By: Cindy Spencer Pape
    • Narrated by: Helen Stern
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Sir Merrick Hadrian hunts monsters, both human and supernatural. A Knight of the Order of the Round Table, his use of magick and the technologies of steam power have made him both respected and feared. But his considerable skills are useless in the face of his greatest challenge, guardianship of five unusual children. At a loss, Merrick enlists the aid of a governess....

    Regular price: £16.89

    • A Bad, Bad Thing

    • By: Elena Forbes
    • Narrated by: Helen Stern
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    After a police operation ends in catastrophe, Eve West is suspended. She faces expulsion from the force until John Duran - a criminal Eve incarcerated herself - offers his help. But he wants something in return. Convinced there has been a miscarriage of justice, Duran wants Eve to free a fellow inmate convicted of the murder. But why is a brute like Duran assisting this other inmate? And why has he specifically chosen Eve to investigate?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Unable to finish due to lack of interest

    • By Andromeda's Twin on 29-12-18

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Dragons and Dirigibles

    • The Gaslight Chronicles, Book 7
    • By: Cindy Spencer Pape
    • Narrated by: Helen Stern
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    When airship engineer Melody McKay's dirigible explodes and plunges her into the yard of a gothic manor, she suspects foul play. With her ankle injured - an indignity far too feminine for her taste - she resolves to crack the mystery while in the care of Victor Arrington, the stuffy-yet-disarming Earl of Blackwell. Ex-Royal Navy captain Victor runs a tight house and is on a mission to protect his niece and foil a ring of smugglers using fire-breathing metal dragons.

    Regular price: £14.49

    • Ashes & Alchemy

    • By: Cindy Spencer Pape
    • Narrated by: Helen Stern
    • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Police inspector Sebastian Brown served Queen and country in India before returning to England to investigate supernatural crimes alongside the Order of the Round Table. If his wifeless, childless life feels a little empty sometimes, that's not too great a price to pay in the name of duty. Minerva Shaw is desperately seeking a doctor when she mistakenly lands on Sebastian's doorstep. Her daughter Ivy has fallen gravely ill with a mysterious illness-the same illness, it seems, that's responsible for taking the lives of many of Ivy's classmates.

    Regular price: £4.59

    • Cards & Caravans

    • The Gaslight Chronicles, Book 5
    • By: Cindy Spencer Pape
    • Narrated by: Helen Stern
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 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

    Connor McKay can tell at a glance that Belinda's magickal powers are minimal at best. She can't be guilty of murdering village children. There's something suspicious about her arrest and lightning-quick sentence. Unfortunately, telling anyone how he knows would mean revealing his own powers. He's been sent by the Order of the Round Table to help and he can't just let her die. Escaping from jail and running from vindictive villagers in her grandfather's steam-powered caravan is more excitement than Belinda's had in years.

    Regular price: £16.49

    • Moonlight & Mechanicals

    • By: Cindy Spencer Pape
    • Narrated by: Helen Stern
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    London, 1859: Engineer Winifred 'Wink' Hadrian has been in love with Inspector Liam McCullough for years, but is beginning to lose hope when he swears to be a lifelong bachelor. Faced with a proposal from a Knight of the Round Table and one of her closest friends, Wink reluctantly agrees to consider him instead. Because of his dark werewolf past, Liam tries to keep his distance, but can't say no when Wink asks him to help find her friend's missing son.

    Regular price: £16.49

    • Kilts and Kraken

    • By: Cindy Spencer Pape
    • Narrated by: Helen Stern
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Magnus, Baron Findlay, longs to bring the wonders of the steam age to his remote island home, but his hands are full fighting the vicious kraken ravaging the coast. When he's swept to sea during battle and washes up on the shore of an isle in the Hebrides, he is near death. Struggling to establish herself as one of the first female physicians in Edinburgh, Dr. Geneva MacKay is annoyed when The Order of the Round Table sends her north to care for an injured highlander.

    Regular price: £14.49

    • Eliza's Awakening

    • By: Zaide Bishop
    • Narrated by: Helen Stern
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    It is the eve of the Longest Night. Eliza Baker and the rest of Lord Jayden's servants excitedly prepare for the lavish festival as their masters enjoy a head start on the debauchery that awaits. Eliza's madly in love with Kell, a sweet, deliciously sexy guard. Kell returns her feelings, but is striving to make himself a worthy man before he asks Eliza's father for permission to court her. To keep the Demon of Winter at bay, an offering must be made during the festival.

    Regular price: £2.89

    • Huddled Masses

    • Immigration and Inequality
    • By: Katy Long
    • Narrated by: Helen Stern
    • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Politicians from all sides compete to convince us they can fix our immigration “problem”, but all the solutions on offer look remarkably similar. Apparently, if we want less inequality at home, we need less immigration from abroad. But what if this assumption is wrong? What if the drive to restrict migration isn’t reducing poverty here, but creating a migration system that is actually exacerbating local inequality? In The Huddled Masses, migration researcher Katy Long shows why we need to rethink the relationship.

    Regular price: £10.99

    • Lady Thief

    • Scarlet, Book 2
    • By: A. C. Gaughen
    • Narrated by: Helen Stern
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Scarlet’s true identity has been revealed, but her future is uncertain. Her forced marriage to Lord Gisbourne threatens Robin and Scarlet’s love, and as the royal court descends upon Nottingham for the appointment of a new Sheriff, the people of Nottingham hope that Prince John will appoint their beloved Robin Hood. But Prince John has different plans for Nottingham that revolve around a fateful secret from Scarlet’s past even she isn’t yet aware of.

    Regular price: £17.39

    • Lion Heart

    • By: A. C. Gaughen
    • Narrated by: Helen Stern
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Only the greatest loves can survive great danger.... Imprisoned by Prince John for months, Scarlet finds herself a long way from Nottinghamshire. After a daring escape, she learns that King Richard's life is in jeopardy, and Eleanor of Aquitaine needs Scarlet's help to free him. For a lifelong thief, this newfound allegiance to the crown - her family - is a strange feeling. Scarlet knows that helping Eleanor will put her and those she loves back in Prince John's sights.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • The Duke's Daughters

    • Ravenwood's Lady and Lady Brittany's Choice
    • By: Amanda Scott
    • Narrated by: Helen Stern
    • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    The Duke of Malmesbury’s daughters discover that passion can derail even the best-laid matrimonial plans. Lady Cecily is known as the “Ice Princess” because of her cool blond beauty and her refusal to wed any of her several eligible suitors. She has no choice but to obey her father, the Duke, who wants Cecily to marry the one man who can assure the family’s social and financial positions: The arrogant and infuriating Viscount Ravenwood, who has been her enemy since childhood.

    Regular price: £28.99

    • A Girl from Zanzibar

    • By: Roger King
    • Narrated by: Helen Stern
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    A Girl from Zanzibar is a riveting modern immigration story for a brave, new, and globalized world. Current events, murky international finance, intrigue, and a search for self are played out in the story of Marcella DiSouza. Marcella is a smart, ambitious young woman of Portuguese Indian-Arab background, who follows a dangerous path from her home in Zanzibar to the shadowy business world of London to a teaching position in a small Vermont college.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Lady Hawk's Folly

    • By: Amanda Scott
    • Narrated by: Helen Stern
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When her husband returns from war, the Marchioness of Hawkstone battles for her independence. Less than two weeks after their wedding, Gavin Colporter, Marquess of Hawkstone, left his lovely wife Mollie at home and went off to war with Lord Wellington. Four years later, Mollie has become accustomed to running the estate and doing as she pleases. It's quite a shock when Hawkstone returns and immediately begins to assume his rights and responsibilities as lord of the manor. Can she learn to submit to his authority? What will he say when he hears certain scandalous rumors about her activities in his absence?

    Regular price: £19.39

    • An Affair of Honor

    • By: Amanda Scott
    • Narrated by: Helen Stern
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    The scandal would rip through English society - but how can they resist falling recklessly, irreversibly in love? A series of disasters in Eleanor Lindale’s well-to-do family kept her out of the social whirl where she might have attracted suitors. Now, at age 25, she believes she is irretrievably on the shelf. But her quiet life in Brighton abruptly changes when she’s asked to chaperone her beautiful seventeen-year-old niece, Lady Aurora Crossways, for a brief season before Aurora’s wedding to Philip Radford, Earl of Huntley.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • A Famous Dog's Life

    • The Story of Gidget, America's Most Beloved Chihuahua
    • By: Sue Chipperton, Rennie Dyball
    • Narrated by: Helen Stern
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    Yo quiero! The heartwarming true story of the camera-ready Chihuahua who became a pint-sized superstar. Her name was Gidget. To the world, she was the Taco Bell dog. This is the extraordinary story of an irresistible pup's life, and that of her devoted trainer, Sue Chipperton. It is not only the story of an adorable television star, but also that of Sue's successful training techniques, and her fascinating stories of working with both human and animal stars.

    Regular price: £16.49

    • The Mysterious Lady Law

    • By: Robert Appleton
    • Narrated by: Helen Stern
    • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    In a time of grand airships and steam-powered cars, the death of a penniless young maid will hardly make the front page. But part-time airship waitress and music hall dancer Julia Bairstow is shattered by her sister's murder. When Lady Law, the most notorious private detective in Britain, offers to investigate the case pro bono, Julia jumps at the chance—even against the advice of Constable Al Grant, who takes her protection surprisingly to heart.

    Regular price: £4.79

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