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    • Last Letter from Your Lover

    • By: Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 579
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 420
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 426

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story but didn't enjoy the narration.

    • By J on 18-03-12

    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 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    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….

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Strange voice of the reader spoilt if for me at times,

    • By Nicole A. Layfield-Cousins on 31-03-18

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Horse Dancer

    • By: Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 481
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 403
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 396

    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

    • Manchester Moll

    • By: Emma Hornby
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    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

    • Hiding in Plain Sight

    • By: Susan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    Andee Lawrence is in heaven. Well, the South of France to be exact. Ex-detective Andee has swapped freelance investigation and a broken marriage for two months in Provence, renovating a beautiful villa with the new man in her life. Pottering around a small picturesque town on an early summer's day, she is at peace. But her world is about to be shattered. 'Remember me?' Two words spoken by a woman from the back of a car that say so much yet reveal so little.

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Night Visitor

    • By: Lucy Atkins
    • Narrated by: Helen Lloyd, Julia Franklin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Professor Olivia Sweetman has worked hard to achieve the life she loves, with a high-flying career as a TV presenter and historian, three children and a talented husband. But as she stands before a crowd at the launch of her new best seller, she can barely pretend to smile. Her life has spiralled into deceit, and if the truth comes out, she will lose everything. Only one person knows what Olivia has done.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By DartmoorDiva on 31-07-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Second Honeymoon

    • By: Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Ben is, at last, leaving home. At 22, he’s the youngest of the family. His mother, Edie, is distraught. He husband, on the other hand, is rather hoping to get his wife back, after decades of family life. Ben’s brother is struggling in a relationship in which he achieves and earns less than his girlfriend. His sister is wrestling with debts and the end of a turbulent love affair. As the children’s lives become more complicated, they retreat to the simplicities of their childhood. But can you ever go home?

    Regular price: £13.99

    • Charity

    • By: Lesley Pearse
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 22 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So exciting

    • By Mrspatriciacherry on 04-04-15

    Regular price: £29.89

    • The Beach Hut next Door

    • By: Veronica Henry
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 80

    The sun is out, and the beach huts at Everdene Sands are filling up once again. Jemima is artist in residence for the summer, capturing the antics of the holiday makers on canvas. But it's not long before she becomes embroiled in their tangled lives.Vince and Murphy are best mates, and misspent their youths in the waves and bars of Everdene. Now they are making plans for The Lobster Shack, eager to make their fortune.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Poor narration

    • By S on 12-11-14

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Queens of the Conquest

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    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

    • The Staveley Suspect

    • By: Rebecca Tope
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    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

    • No Child of Mine

    • By: Susan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    Alex Lake’s day job is all about helping people, especially children. She cares about them passionately and does everything in her power to rescue them from those who mean them harm. When the case of three-year-old Ottilie Wade comes to her attention, Alex finds herself completely unable to detach from the child the way she should. She feels an overpowering need to make a real difference in little Ottilie’s life, but no one is prepared to believe that Ottilie is in danger.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping storytelling

    • By Saffy on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Believe In Me

    • By: Susan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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

    • It's Now or Never

    • By: Carole Matthews
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    When twins Annie and Lauren attend their older sister Chelsea’s 40th birthday party at the Dorchester Hotel, they wonder why their lives are so different. Why is Chelsea’s devoted husband twirling her round the dance floor, while Annie’s husband has gone fishing and Lauren’s lover is at home with his wife and children? There and then, they decide it’s time to turn things around. To go all out for what they want, to start living again. The question is: have they left it too late?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you follow your dreams your dreams...

    • By Lie Back & Listen on 15-07-13

    Regular price: £15.79

    • Once a Ferrara Wife...

    • By: Sarah Morgan
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Laurel Ferrara wouldn’t know a happy ending if she fell over it; of course her whirlwind wedding was always going to end in disaster. But she can’t just walk away. From the moment she is summoned back to Sicily the shivers of unease set in. The command comes from legendary billionaire Cristiano Ferrara, the husband she can’t forget - but it might as well have come from the devil himself.…

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Mills & Boon

    • By kimberly on 07-04-13

    Regular price: £13.09

    • The Beauty Chorus

    • By: Kate Lord Brown
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin, Maggie Mash
    • Length: 18 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    New Year's Eve, 1940: Evie Chase, determined to make a difference to the war effort, joins the ATA, the civilian pilots who ferry Tiger Moths and Spitfires to bases across Britain. Two other women nervously join up: Stella Grainger and Megan Jones. Billeted in a tiny cottage, they must learn to live and work together. Brave, beautiful and fiercely independent, they find romance, confront loss, and forge friendships that will last a lifetime.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of My favorites

    • By Reuven Nisser on 10-09-13

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Open House

    • By: Jill Mansell
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Open House is a deliciously engaging romantic novel from Jill Mansell, author of over 20 Sunday Times best sellers including The One You Really Want and Miranda's Big Mistake. For fans of Sophie Kinsella and Marian Keyes. Nell O'Driscoll has known Marcus Kilburton for years - according to her diary, she even had a crush on him as a teenager.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • another hit.

    • By susn on 09-06-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Dream House

    • By: Rachel Hore
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    Shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of the Year, 2007.

    Londoners Kate and Simon must balance the raising of two young children whilst holding stressful jobs. As things start to fall apart, they decide to uproot to the Suffolk coast. Kate battles to make a new life for the family under her mother-in-law's roof as they search in vain for the perfect home. When she stumbles upon the house of her dreams, it's tantalisingly out of reach. It belongs to a frail old lady, Agnes.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Searching for the country idyll

    • By Amanda on 01-08-11

    Regular price: £35.79

    • The Beach Hut

    • By: Veronica Henry
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 75

    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

    • Calling Mrs Christmas

    • By: Carole Matthews
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 140

    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

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