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    • Greyfriars House

    • By: Emma Fraser
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Nine-year-old Olivia Friel is delighted to be spending the summer at Greyfriars House, a place where her parents, their family and friends are always happy. But this year there's an underlying tension that Olivia doesn't understand. Then one night she sees something she's not meant to, and accidentally lets slip a devastating betrayal. Charlotte Friel gets a call from her ailing mother, asking something she's never asked before: for Charlotte to come home. There are things Olivia needs to tell her daughter before it's too late, secrets to be shared about forgotten relatives and a mysterious house. 

    Regular price: £19.99

    • After You'd Gone

    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 156
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 130

    A distraught young woman boards a train at King's Cross to return to her family in Scotland. Six hours later, she catches sight of something so terrible in a mirror at Waverley Station that she gets on the next train back to London, where a traffic accident leaves her in a coma.'AfterYou'd Gone' follows Alice's mental journey into how she came to be this way, as she twists together threads of memory in a plot that grips from the outset.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A memorable family saga

    • By Kirstine on 11-06-13

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Katherine Wentworth

    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Married at 19, Katherine had four years of happiness with her beloved Gerald. When he dies, she is left on her own to bring up a stepson, Simon, and her own little twins. She has known what it is to be loved and cherished, and without Gerald, all she wants is independence, and the freedom to bring up his children as he would have liked. When an unexpected letter arrives for Simon, offering him a very different life, Katherine is concerned that he makes the right choice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nostalgia, but perfectly read

    • By Maggie on 21-08-14

    Regular price: £15.09

    • Katherine's Marriage

    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Katherine Wentworth has married her hero, Alec Macfarlane. On their honeymoon in the Scottish Highlands, she can scarcely believe that the four previous lonely years can have been replaced by so much joy. But her unclouded happiness does not last long. The return to Edinburgh brings her into conflict with her old school friend, Alec’s sister Zilla. A beautiful woman who had expected Alec to remain a lifelong companion, devoted only to her.

    Regular price: £15.09

    • The Fire in the Flint

    • By: Candace Robb
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Margaret Kerr of Perth is living in Edinburgh with her uncle Murdoch during the summer of 1297. She'd come to search for her long-absent husband who is in the service of Robert the Bruce. Margaret herself is still loyal to the deposed King John Balliol. Then terrifying raids and a brutal murder on the Kerr property bring the wrath of the English down on the heads of Margaret and her uncle.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Fire in the flint

    • By Dinah Wells on 18-05-12

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    As a mother, wife, employer and editor of the Review of Applied Ethics, Isabel Dalhousie is aware that to be human is to be responsible. So when a neighbour brings her a new and potentially dangerous puzzle to solve, once again Isabel feels she has no option but to shoulder the burden. A masterpiece painting has been stolen from Duncan Munrowe, old-fashioned philanthropist, father to two discontented children, and a very wealthy man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful

    • By Self-help junkie on 24-12-12

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Bad Blood

    • By: Aline Templeton
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Marnie Bruce has hyperthymesia; she can remember everything she has ever seen. Everything except for one fateful night when she woke up in an isolated cottage with a head injury and her mother gone. Twenty years later Marnie heads back to Scotland, but in the small town in Galloway, Marnie’s return looks set to tear open old wounds for many of the locals. For DI Marjory Fleming the disappearance of Karen Bruce is a case she would rather not re-open.

    Regular price: £22.79

    • The Forgotten Affairs of Youth

    • An Isabel Dalhousie Novel
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    The continuing adventures from Isabel Dalhousie, Edinburgh philosopher and curious observer of the behaviour of her fellow man.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Wrong voice

    • By Karen on 17-07-12

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Jacobite Lass

    • By: Janet MacLeod Trotter
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Scotland, 1722: on a windswept island, an enigmatic poetess foretells tragedy and the birth of an extraordinary child. That child is the free-spirited Flora, daughter of Marion. When her father dies, Flora and her mother are plunged into poverty. Until her mother's former lover takes them to Skye, where he swiftly marries Marion. When the Clanranalds are invited to a grand wedding in Skye, Flora finds herself irresistibly drawn to Allan of Kingsburgh, one of the mighty Skye MacDonalds.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By Elaine Palmer on 08-08-17

    Regular price: £23.49

    • Monday Girl

    • By: Doris Davidson
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    After her father's death, 10-year-old Renee and her mother are forced to take in two lodgers. Renee grows up weaving romantic fantasies around them, firstly the dependable Jack and later the charming Fergus. He cements her obsession with him by seducing her, then breaking her heart. With the advent of the Second World War, Renee is thrown into further turmoil as the two men are sent into action, leaving her to a whirlwind of RAF sergeants stationed in the area.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Munday Girl by Dorris Davidson

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-02-09

    Regular price: £25.59

    • Silver Linings

    • By: Millie Gray
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    In 1939, the unexpected death of Sandra Anderson dramatically and ruthlessly changes forever the lives of the family she leaves behind. Kitty, her spoiled and pampered 15-year-old daughter, has to give up her dreams of a career as she becomes the family drudge. Sandra's heartbroken husband, Johnny, finds solace for his grief by becoming the main mouthpiece for his trade union in the shipyards, leaving little time for newborn Rosebud, whose birth caused her mother's death.

    Regular price: £17.89

    • The Lost Woman

    • By: Gilly Stewart
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Feisty, hardworking Catherine McDonald knows what's best for everyone and tries to make it happen. To keep her aristocratic family's heads above water, she's turned their Scottish Highland home, Annat House, into a hotel, but it's a struggle. And things don't improve when a woman goes missing in the nearby mountains and the media moves in.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Sunshine Through the Rain

    • By: Gilly Stewart
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Ellen is settled in Edinburgh when one day her sister begs a favour: can she come and look after her farm and three children while she has a much-deserved holiday. Ellen loves her nieces and nephews, but the animals are a bit of a worry.... After a manic yet fun weekend, her world is shattered when a freak accident kills her sister and leaves her the children's legal guardian. Ellen never asked for children, nor to run a farm, but now she's in charge of both.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • A Trust Betrayed

    • By: Candace Robb
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    It is the spring of 1297, and young wife Margaret Kerr is desperately afraid.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting story introducing character.

    • By KAH on 18-11-18

    Regular price: £20.09

    • A Cruel Courtship

    • By: Candace Robb
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Scotland, 1297. In the weeks leading up to the Battle of Stirling Bridge, Margaret Kerr takes up residence in Stirling town. She has come to discover why the informer who has been providing Wallace and Murray with details of the English plans has become unreliable. Although fearful that she may have inherited her mother's visionary gift and curse, and estranged from her husband, Roger, she is as determined as ever to play her part in saving Scotland from the hammer of Edward Longshanks.

    Regular price: £22.09

    • The Family at Fairlyden

    • By: Gwen Kirkwood
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In 1906, Beth Jamieson is a little girl of eight, with honey gold curls and the sweetest nature. Her father is Mistress Fairly's right-hand man and when Nick's wife dies, Sarah Fairly treats Beth as her own.

    Regular price: £17.19

    • Lady on the Loch

    • By: Betty McInnes
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    1567: A young man - Lachlan Gilmore - rescues a lady whose cart has become stuck in a ditch, but unbeknownst to him, Lady Annabel Erskine has a secret mission: to keep Mary, Queen of Scots, imprisoned on Castle Island in Lochleven, supplied with garments fit for her high estate. Soon, Lachlan’s sister, talented seamstress Christina, is assisting Lady Annabel in her work. But as their friendship grows, she is unwittingly drawn deeper into the doomed Queen’s affairs….

    Regular price: £15.09

    • Love's Ransom

    • By: Gwen Kirkwood
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 7 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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    Seventeenth-century century Scotland. A young Border Reiver is preparing to raid a town along the Anglo-Scottish border. But after he is deceived by his band of raiders, he is wounded and left to pay the penalty for his trespassing. Upon receiving the news of her brother's harrowing fate, Isabella battles the Scottish elements in a race against time to offer up her own life to William Douglas as a ransom for her brother’s. Captivated by Isabella’s courage and beauty, William Douglas excuses both Isabella and her brother’s execution, but at the cost of her freedom....

    Regular price: £18.59

    • Festival in Prior's Ford

    • By: Evelyn Hood
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Summer is approaching – and life is as eventful as ever at Prior’s Ford. When Tricia and Derek Borland bring home their baby daughter, their elderly neighbours are only too willing to help the new mother. But their enthusiasm begins to wane when it becomes apparent that Tricia is only too ready to take advantage of their kindness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A delightful return to the village

    • By silverfoxy59 on 15-08-16

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Celia's House

    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    In name and by birth, Celia was a Dunne. She had inherited the beautiful old family home by the Rydd Water – but was she bound to live her life by the principles of her predecessors? Was there some hidden restraint that compelled her to heed the past? Celia’s house is a moving and poignant story of the struggle between old and young: the older generation anxious to preserve the values they have helped create while their children are determined at all costs to make lives of their own.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A gentle reminder of the vanished world

    • By Maggie on 14-06-14

    Regular price: £14.69

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