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    • The Cactus

    • By: Sarah Haywood
    • Narrated by: Katherine Manners
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 398
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 361
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 360

    People aren't sure what to make of Susan Green - family and colleagues find her prickly and hard to understand, but Susan makes perfect sense to herself, and that's all she needs. At 45, she thinks her life is perfect, as long as she avoids her feckless brother, Edward - a safe distance away in Birmingham. Yet suddenly faced with the loss of her mother and, implausibly, with the possibility of becoming a mother herself, Susan's greatest fear is being realised: she is losing control.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic read

    • By Mrs. Elizabeth Middleton on 04-02-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Sealwoman's Gift

    • By: Sally Magnusson
    • Narrated by: Katherine Manners
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218

    In 1627 Barbary pirates raided the coast of Iceland and abducted some 400 of its people, including 250 from a tiny island off the mainland. Among the captives sold into slavery in Algiers were the island pastor, his wife and their three children. Although the raid itself is well documented, little is known about what happened to the women and children afterwards. It was a time when women everywhere were largely silent.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • spellbinding read

    • By Fran Brady on 09-03-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Bad Little Girl

    • By: Frances Vick
    • Narrated by: Katherine Manners
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    Little Lorna Bell is from a notorious family on a rundown estate. Everyone thinks she's a nasty piece of work. The schoolchildren call her a thief. But Lorna's hair is matted, her shoes pinch her feet, and school teacher Claire Penny can't help herself; some kids just need a bit more support, a bit more love, than the rest. As the bond between teacher and pupil grows stronger, Claire sees Lorna's bruises, and digs to uncover the disturbing tale behind them. Heartbroken, Claire knows she has to act. She must make Lorna safe.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bad little girl

    • By M. Mawson on 13-06-17

    Regular price: £23.49

    • The Children of Willesden Lane

    • By: Mona Golabek
    • Narrated by: Katherine Manners
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Fourteen-year-old Lisa Jura was a musical prodigy who hoped to become a concert pianist. But when Hitler's armies advanced on pre-war Vienna, Lisa's parents were forced to make a difficult decision. Able to secure passage for only one of their three daughters through the Kindertransport, they chose to send gifted Lisa to London for safety. As she yearned to be reunited with her family while she lived in a home for refugee children on Willesden Lane, Lisa's music became a beacon of hope.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspiring

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-04-19

    Regular price: £14.99

    • A Dangerous Crossing

    • By: Rachel Rhys
    • Narrated by: Katherine Manners
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    England, September 1939: Lily Shepherd boards a cruise liner for a new life in Australia and is plunged into a world of cocktails, jazz and glamorous friends. But as the sun beats down, poisonous secrets begin to surface. Suddenly Lily finds herself trapped with nowhere to go.... Australia, six-weeks later: The world is at war, the cruise liner docks, and a beautiful young woman is escorted onto dry land in handcuffs. What has she done?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enthralling story telling at its best

    • By Vixter on 25-09-17

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Why Did You Lie?

    • By: Yrsa Sigurdardottir
    • Narrated by: Katherine Manners
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 124

    A standalone thriller from the prizewinning queen of Nordic noir and author of the Thora Gudmundsdottir series. A chilling thriller from the author of The Silence of the Sea, winner of the 2015 Petrona Award for best Scandinavian Crime Novel. A journalist on the track of an old case attempts suicide. An ordinary couple return from a house swap in the states to find their home in disarray and their guests seemingly missing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WOW

    • By Cynthia Curran on 13-08-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Fatal Tree

    • By: Jake Arnott
    • Narrated by: Katherine Manners, Brian Bowles
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25

    London, the 1720s. Welcome to Romeville, the underworld of that great city. The financial crash caused by the South Sea Bubble sees the rise of Jonathan Wild, self-styled Thief-taker General who purports to keep the peace while brutally controlling organised crime. Only two people truly defy him: Jack Sheppard, apprentice turned house-breaker, and his lover, the notorious whore and pickpocket Edgworth Bess.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • When Death Takes Something from You Give It Back

    • By: Naja Marie Aidt, Denise Newman
    • Narrated by: Katherine Manners
    • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    In March 2015, Naja Marie Aidt's 25-year-old son, Carl, died in a tragic accident. When Death Takes Something from You Give It Back is about losing a child. It is about formulating a vocabulary to express the deepest kind of pain. And it's about finding a way to write about a reality invaded by grief, lessened by loss. Faced with the sudden emptiness of language, Naja finds solace in the anguish of Joan Didion, Nick Cave, C. S. Lewis, Mallarmé, Plato and other writers who have suffered the deadening impact of loss. 

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Perfect Meringues

    • By: Laurie Graham
    • Narrated by: Katherine Manners
    • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    It shouldn't have been like this. Being on television was meant to lead to fame and a glamorous social life. But for Lizzie Partridge, 40-something, divorced and TV cook on Midlands This Morning, it meant dinners for one, coping alone with an airhead adolescent daughter and following middle-aged men into corner shops pretending she needed a bottle of Lea & Perrins. Her good friend Louie - if only he wasn't gay - thought he knew what the trouble was: Lizzie was always on the wrong side of the glass, looking in at other people's lives. 

    Regular price: £17.19