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    • Last Letter from Your Lover

    • By: Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 651
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 487
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 496

    When journalist Ellie looks through her newspaper's archives for a story, she discovers a letter from 1960, written by a man asking his lover to leave her husband.... In 1960, Jennifer wakes up in hospital after a car accident with no memory. And then, when she returns home, she uncovers a hidden letter, and begins to remember the lover she was willing to risk everything for.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A lovely book

    • By Kirstine on 01-04-12

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The House of Hopes and Dreams

    • By: Trisha Ashley
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of The House of Hope and Dreams by Trisha Ashley, read by Julia Franklin. When Carey Revell unexpectedly becomes the heir to Mossby, his family’s ancestral home, it’s rather a mixed blessing. The house is large but rundown and comes with a pair of resentful relatives who can’t be asked to leave. Still, newly dumped by his girlfriend and also from his job as a TV interior designer, Carey needs somewhere to lick his wounds. And Mossby would be perfect for a renovation show. He already knows someone who could restore the stained glass windows in the older part of the house….

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Awful narrating!<br />

    • By Amazon Customer on 18-07-18

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Horse Dancer

    • By: Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 524
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 441
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 433

    Sarah's grandfather was a horseman of rare talent - only the exceptional are allowed into France's elite riding academy, Le Cadre Noir. But life took an unexpected turn, and now from a council estate in east London, the Captain hopes to train his granddaughter towards a better life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best yet!

    • By lynn on 03-11-09

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Staveley Suspect

    • By: Rebecca Tope
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Simmy Brown has a lot on her mind. Not just keeping her florist business afloat, her father’s failing health and the challenge of developing a long-term relationship with Christopher but also the approach of Mother’s Day, a busy and painful day for her. But in taking an order for a retirement party in Staveley, she is pulled into her most challenging investigation. When a daughter starts accusing her own mother of murder, Simmy, Ben and Bonnie find themselves taking different sides of the investigation. With her relationships under strain, Simmy is tried on all fronts....

    Regular price: £18.59

    • Calling Mrs Christmas

    • By: Carole Matthews
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 141

    Cassie Smith has been out of work for a while but she has an idea. Drawing on her love of Christmas, she begins charging for small things: wrapping presents; writing cards; tree-decorating. She's soon in huge demand and Cassie's business, Calling Mrs Christmas, is born. Carter Randall wants to make Christmas special for his children, so he enlists Cassie's help, and his lavish requests start taking up all her time. Thank goodness she can rely on her loving partner Jim to handle the rest of her clients.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A perfect Christmas listen

    • By Saffy on 02-12-13

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Waves

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Six children - Bernard, Susan, Rhoda, Neville, Jinny and Louis - meet in a garden close to the sea, their voices sounding over the constant echo of the waves that roll back and forth from the shore. The book follows them as they develop from childhood to maturity and follow different passions and ambitions; their voices are interspersed with interludes from the timeless and unifying chorus of nature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Much better to listen to than to read

    • By Md Lachlan on 27-01-15

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Transit

    • By: Rachel Cusk
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    In the wake of family collapse, a writer and her two young sons move to London. The process of upheaval is the catalyst for a number of transitions - personal, moral, artistic, practical - as she endeavours to construct a new reality for herself and her children. In the city she is made to confront aspects of living she has until now avoided and to consider questions of vulnerability and power, death and renewal, in what becomes her struggle to reattach herself to and believe in life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • TRANSIT - FREEDOM TO FATE

    • By W J Smith-Bowers on 17-10-16

    Regular price: £15.69

    • Christmas at the Beach Hut

    • By: Veronica Henry
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    When Ellen writes her annual Round Robin to send out with her Christmas cards, she realises it's all about the rest of her family. Fed up and exhausted by yet another year of single-handedly trying to make it a perfect Christmas, Ellen takes a pile of books, her cosiest clothes and the Ocado order and escapes to a beach hut on the North Devon coast. This year, Christmas is going to be all about her and nobody else. Meanwhile, the other inhabitants in the beach huts are trying to escape Christmas too.  

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Queens of the Conquest

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    In the first volume of this epic new series, Alison Weir strips away centuries of romantic mythology and prejudice to reveal the lives of England's queens in the century after the Norman Conquest. Beginning with Matilda of Flanders, who supported William the Conqueror in 1066, to the turbulent life of the Empress Maud, who claimed to be queen of England in her own right and fought a bitter war to that end, the five Norman queens emerge as hugely influential figures and fascinating characters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating book but at times difficult to listen

    • By BookWorm on 01-11-17

    Regular price: £26.09

    • Just for the Holidays

    • By: Sue Moorcroft
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    In theory, nothing could be better than a summer spent basking in the French sun. That is until you add in three teenagers, two love interests, one divorcing couple, and a very unexpected pregnancy. Admittedly, this isn't exactly the relaxing holiday Leah Beaumont was hoping for - but it's the one she's got. With her sister Michele's family falling apart at the seams, it's up to Leah to pick up the pieces and try to hold them all together.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Too whining to enjoy

    • By CaptainKate on 11-07-17

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Losing You

    • By: Susan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 18 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Two lives. Two families. One tragedy.Lauren Scott is bright, talented and beautiful. At eighteen, she is the most precious gift in the world to her mother, and has a dazzling career ahead of her. Oliver Lomax is a young man full of promise, despite the shadow his own, deeply troubled, mother casts over him. Then one fateful night, Oliver makes a decision that tears their worlds apart.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An involving listen

    • By Saffy on 26-12-12

    Regular price: £23.99

    • A Leap of Faith

    • By: Trisha Ashley
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Sappho Jones stopped counting birthdays when she reached 30, but even with her hazy grip on mathematics she realises that she's on the slippery slope to the big four-oh! With the thought suddenly lodged in her mind that she's a mere cat's whisker away from becoming a single eccentric female living in a country cottage in Wales, she has the urge to do something dramatic before it's too late. The trouble is, as an adventurous woman of a certain age, Sappho's pretty much been there, done that, got the T-shirt. In fact the only thing she hasn't tried is motherhood.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • What a disappointment!

    • By mary C. Irving on 27-01-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Beach Hut

    • By: Veronica Henry
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 78

    The Beach Hut follows the stories of the families who come to Everdene each year, people who fall in – or out – of love, remembering their pasts, or trying to forget them…There’s Jane Milton, left only debts by her husband, and forced to sell the beloved beach hut that holds so many happy memories; Sarah; for whom fidelity has lost its appeal; and Harry, suffering from the anguish of first love when he falls for Florence – who has grown up to be far more alluring than she ever used to be.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully read

    • By Saffy on 23-09-13

    Regular price: £14.69

    • Charity

    • By: Lesley Pearse
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 22 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    Charity Stratton's bleak childhood is changed forever when both her parents are killed in a fire. Separated by the authorities from her younger brothers and sister, Charity is sent out to work as a skivvy in a boys' boarding school. Her loneliness and misery are eased when she falls deeply in love with the dashing but fickle sixth-former Hugh Mainwaring, but when she discovers she is pregnant with Hugh's baby, she soon realises just how alone she really is.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A very good read

    • By Lori on 24-02-10

    Regular price: £29.89

    • Manchester Moll

    • By: Emma Hornby
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Eighteen-year-old Moll Chambers works her fingers to the bone doing all she can to support her family. With an ailing father and a wayward mother, Moll is the only one who can look after her siblings, Bo and Sissy. But Manchester is an increasingly dangerous place to live, overrun with a ferocious rivalry between gangs of so-called 'scuttlers': young men and women bent on a life of violence and crime. And they have her brother in their sights. Soon even Moll can't protect Bo from the lure of the criminal underworld.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • lannguage

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-11-17

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Believe In Me

    • By: Susan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Leanne and her teenage daughter, Abby, have recently been forced to move from London back to Kesterley-on-Sea, to Ash Morley Farm, where Leanne grew up. Leanne's husband Jack, Abby's father, killed himself over a year ago, and the pair are still reeling from the shock waves caused by the tragedy. Also living at Ash Morley farm is Leanne's mother, Wilkie, who is a rock for everyone, and family friend Klaudia and her two children.

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Coniston Case

    • By: Rebecca Tope
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    With Valentine's Day fast approaching, Persimmon "Simmy" Brown's flower shop near Lake Windermere receives a string of anonymous delivery orders. But each one causes their recipient great distress, and Simmy suspects that the messages they contain mask a sinister intent. Then one of the recipients disappears…. As if that isn't enough, Simmy's friend Kathy turns up, on the trail of her wayward daughter Joanna, who has grown unhealthily close to her university tutor.

    Regular price: £14.39

    • A Time for Hope

    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    When Gabrielle Newman throws her cheating husband out, Stu cares more about the money than the breakup, getting more than his fair share from their house sale. An unexpected bequest offers Gabrielle a new start, and she tries to leave the past behind, heading north with Dan Monahan, the private investigator sent to find her. Meanwhile, Stu has got entangled with organised crime in Eastern Europe and is desperate to pay his gambling debts.

    Regular price: £18.59

    • A Place of Hope

    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    When Emily Mattison falls victim to a near-fatal accident shortly after receiving an unexpected inheritance, her ruthless nephew George seizes the opportunity to take control of his aunt’s assets. Awaking from a coma to find herself locked up in a Geriatric Care Unit, Emily must rely on her wits and the help of her fellow patient Chad to escape. It’s only when Emily reaches the The Drover’s Hope, a former pub on the edge of the Lancashire moors, bequeathed to her by a cousin, that she begins to feel safe.

    Regular price: £14.39

    • The Other Family

    • By: Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Chrissie knew that Richie had loved her for all the twenty-three years they’d been together, loved their three daughters and their house in Highgate and their happy, chaotic existence. Richie gave her everything, except the one thing that would have made her life perfect. She even had a sparkling ring - but it was not a wedding ring, and did not bring with it the security of marriage. That belonged to Margaret, back in Newcastle where Richie had started off as a musician, before he became famous.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As enduring as ever ...

    • By Frances G on 06-02-15

    Regular price: £20.09

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