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    • The Last Thing She Told Me

    • By: Linda Green
    • Narrated by: Sarah Durham, Joan Walker
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 752
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 688
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 687

    Moments before she dies, Nicola's grandmother Betty whispers to her that there are babies at the bottom of the garden. Nicola's mother claims she was talking nonsense. However, when Nicola's daughter finds a bone while playing in Betty's garden, it's clear that something sinister has taken place.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Recommended

    • By Ciara on 12-11-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Parthenon

    • By: Mary Beard
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The ruined silhouette of the Parthenon on its hill above Athens is one of the world's most famous images. Its 'looted' Elgin Marbles are a global cause celebre. But what actually are they? In a revised and updated edition, Mary Beard, award winning writer, reviewer and leading Cambridge classicist, tells the history and explains the significance of the Parthenon, the temple of the virgin goddess Athena, the divine patroness of ancient Athens. 

    Regular price: £19.99

    • A Man Called Ove

    • By: Fredrik Backman
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,745
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,609
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,612

    Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He isn't as young as he used to be. He drives a Saab. He points at people he doesn't like the look of. He is described by those around his as 'the neighbour from hell'.Every morning he makes his inspection rounds of the local streets. He moves bicycles and checks the contents of recycling bins, even though it's been years since he was fired as Chairman of the Residents' Association in a vicious 'coup d'état'.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • All you need is Ove

    • By Kaggy on 22-09-14

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Murder at Hawthorn Cottage

    • A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 149

    Melissa Craig is absolutely delighted with her new life in an old crumbling cottage, spending her days pruning the primroses and getting to know Binkie, the ginger cat next door. She only wishes she had made the move to the countryside sooner. But when a knock at the door brings news of a shocking discovery, she suddenly finds herself thrown in to the middle of a baffling mystery: the bones of a young woman have been found in the woods just behind her new home. Perhaps the little village of Upper Bembury is not as idyllic as it first seemed? Strange phone calls in the night convince Melissa that the police are barking up completely the wrong tree, so she can’t resist doing a little digging of her own. From the bingo hall to the beauty salon and beyond, her search ruffles a few feathers and uncovers many of the village’s most scandalous secrets, but gets her no closer to finding the culprit.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Oh so slow!

    • By Truds on 23-10-18

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Murder at the Old House: A gripping and unputdownable cozy mystery novel

    • A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 10
    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Melissa has just finished writing her latest mystery novel and is enjoying the arrival of spring. She’s decided to let her fictional detective retire at last and perhaps put her own days of investigating behind her, too. But the ink has barely dried on the page when Melissa receives shocking news: Her estranged father has been found dead in the family home and her mother, Sylvia, is under suspicion of murder. 

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Murder at Benbury Brook: An Absolutely Gripping English Cozy Mystery

    • A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 9
    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 15

    Melissa Craig has settled into a new job in the charming Cotswolds village of Upper Benbury. She is teaching French to several of the local teenagers, which gives her a fascinating insight into the young people’s lives. Material for a new novel, perhaps.... Her quiet life is interrupted when she sees her new neighbour running out of the woods in a blind panic. Melissa rushes to help him, but what she finds leaves her breathless: The body of young woman is lying on the bank of the river.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great listen

    • By Jan Cullip on 17-03-19

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Murder in the Morning

    • A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    Melissa Craig is settling in nicely to a new teaching position in the quaint little village of Upper Bembury, getting to know her way around, drinking tea with the eccentric staff, even sewing the first seeds of romance. But when she arrives one morning to find police outside her classroom, Melissa is shocked to hear that her beautiful colleague Angelica has been found dead in her home. As everyone in Angelica’s life comes under suspicion, Melissa makes it her mission to go in search of the truth.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointment

    • By Boko on 26-10-18

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Murder at the Manor Hotel: A completely unputdownable cozy mystery novel

    • A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Melissa is delighted when she’s asked to help put on a play at her favorite local Cotswolds hotel. There’s nothing she loves more than getting to know the cast, who are just as colorful behind the scenes as they are onstage. Rehearsals are running smoothly until the perpetually grumpy supporting actor is found spread-eagle at the bottom of a steep flight of stairs leading to a cellar. As Melissa tries in vain to save his life, she is sure she can hear voices nearby and suspects there is more to this accident than meets the eye.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Totally Immersed

    • By Pam Clingan on 19-03-19

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Murder in Langley Woods: A Completely Addictive Cozy Mystery Novel

    • Melissa Craig Mystery Series, Book 8
    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    A body is found near a picture-perfect Cotswolds village...but the upstanding local residents couldn’t possibly be involved, could they? Murder is the very last thing on Melissa Craig’s mind when one of her neighbors pops in to complain loudly about a minor local robbery. She’s far too busy thinking about her next book.... But when the evening paper lands, there is a shocking headline. A young woman’s body has been found in the nearby woods, and it seems the local robbery may offer a crucial clue.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Glad to have finally finished.

    • By Jane on 17-03-19

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Murder on the Clifftops

    • A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    A delightful afternoon stroll turns to disaster when the guests of an artists’ retreat in the French mountains spot the body of a man at the bottom of a cliff. Amongst them is Melissa Craig, who, binoculars at the ready, suddenly finds herself at the center of a very puzzling mystery. Was it an accident, or was he pushed? Her suspicions are confirmed when another body is found days later in almost the exact same spot. It can’t be a coincidence; someone in this idyllic French village is up to no good, and it’s up to her to find out who.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very pleasant light reading/listening

    • By Hanrattyblack on 18-02-19

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Colosseum

    • By: Mary Beard, Keith Hopkins
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    The Colosseum was Imperial Rome's monument to warfare. Like a cathedral of death it towered over the city and invited its citizens, 50,000 at a time, to watch murderous gladiatorial games. It is now visited by two million visitors a year (Hitler was among them). Award-winning classicist Mary Beard, with Keith Hopkins, tells the story of Rome's greatest arena: how it was built; the gladiatorial and other games that were held there; the training of the gladiators; the audiences who revelled in the games, the emperors who staged them and the critics.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Murder at Larkfield Barn

    • A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 7
    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Since her move to the country, Melissa Craig has become firmly established in village life. So, when one of the older residents fails to show up for a drinks party, Melissa goes to check on her. What she finds chills her to the bone: Her dear neighbor has been murdered, and the killer has painted a hideous smile onto her face. Melissa soon realizes that the death in her village bears the same trademark as a series of recent murders in the Cotswolds.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly good book.

    • By Cathy Swanson on 26-01-19

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Murder on a Winter Afternoon

    • A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 5
    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Melissa Craig is enjoying her first winter in the Cotswolds, taking brisk walks through the snowy fields and basking in the winter sunshine. The only thing Melissa is plotting is her Christmas shopping. But after the unexpected death of local writer Leonora Jewell, Melissa is asked to complete Leonora’s final book. However, on her first visit to the cottage, she finds a gruesome object overlooked by the police: a metal bar covered with dried blood.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • No mystery

    • By Newman on 01-02-19

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Murder in the Orchard

    • A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 6
    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Melissa Craig is struggling with her new novel, so when the invitation arrives to visit a nearby country house for some writing time, she decides a bit of peace and quiet is just what she needs. The house is everything she could have hoped for, even if the staff do seem rather unsettled. She has barely unpacked when the owner of the house persuades Melissa to investigate some threatening notes he has received. But before she can do any digging, he is found murdered in his own orchard.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly enjoyed this book

    • By Cathy Swanson on 26-01-19

    Regular price: £18.29

    • SmartPass Plus Audio Education Study Guide to Macbeth (Unabridged, Dramatised, Commentary Options)

    • By: William Shakespeare, Simon Potter
    • Narrated by: Full-Cast featuring Joan Walker, Nick Murchie, Coralyn Sheldon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    The multi-award-winning SmartPass study guide with and without commentary options. Full-cast, unabridged performance with comprehensive commentary and analysis for any student to fully understand and appreciate the play.

    "And nothing is, but what is not." Macbeth may be mystified by the Weird Sisters' words but this intense performance with incisive commentary cuts to the heart of Shakespeare's complex psychological tragedy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sure Pass with Smartpass

    • By JesKimSea on 18-01-13

    Regular price: £17.50

    • Murder in the Dining Room: An absolutely gripping British cozy mystery

    • A Melissa Craig Mystery, Book 11
    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Melissa couldn’t be happier that summer has arrived. She’s delighted to have her mother back by her side, and she is extending her beloved Hawthorn Cottage so her new family can live together. Meanwhile, Melissa’s mother, Sylvia, is back in good health and enjoying a brief stay at a stately retirement home. She loves getting to know the residents, until first a dog and then his owner are both found dead in the dining room. Like mother, like daughter, Sylvia decides to do a little investigating of her own.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Knife Edge

    • Noughts & Crosses 2
    • By: Malorie Blackman
    • Narrated by: Nina Sosanya, John Hasler, Joan Walker
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    A frightened girl running barefoot on a knife edge, that's how 18-year-old Sephy feels as she gazes down at her new-born daughter, Callie Rose. Whilst Sephy is a Cross, the baby's father, Callum, was a nought, giving Callie Rose dual heritage in a society where the ruling Crosses treat the pale-skinned noughts (blankers) as second-class citizens.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • KE

    • By Andrew on 18-01-16

    Regular price: £18.00

    • Best Practice

    • The Larkford Series, Book 3
    • By: Penny Parkes
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    Dr Alice Walker has become accomplished at presenting a façade to the world - to anyone watching, she is the epitome of style, composure and professionalism. But perhaps it was to be expected that the cracks might begin to show at some point. Thankfully Grace is on hand to offer both friendship and support when it’s needed most. Meanwhile, Dr Holly Graham has her hands full both professionally and personally. Planning a wedding with Taffy Jones is challenging enough, even before some surprising news changes everything. At least beloved Larkford resident Elsie still has a few tricks left up her sleeve!

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful story - narrator dreadful

    • By Always sewing on 10-07-18

    Regular price: £14.39

    • Six Stories

    • By: Matt Wesolowski
    • Narrated by: Tim Bruce, Helen Johns, Leighton Pugh, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 128

    It's 1997. Scarclaw Fell. The body of teenager Tom Jeffries is found at an outward bound centre. Verdict? Misadventure. But not everyone is convinced. And the truth of what happened in the beautiful but eerie fell is locked in the memories of the tight-knit group of friends who took that fateful trip and the flimsy testimony of those living nearby.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • best not to try to resolve the mystery ...

    • By Gerard on 21-03-17

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Checkmate

    • Noughts & Crosses 3
    • By: Malorie Blackman
    • Narrated by: Nina Sosanya, Joan Walker, John Hasler, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Can the future ever erase the past? Rose has a Cross mother and a Nought father in a society where the pale-skinned noughts are treated as inferiors and those with dual heritage face a life-long battle against deep-rooted prejudices. Sephy, her mother, has told Rose virtually nothing about her father, but as Rose grows into a young adult, she unexpectedly discovers the truth about her parentage and becomes determined to find out more, to honour both sides of her heritage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • yeah good book

    • By Mary on 07-09-18

    Regular price: £20.00

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