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    • It's All in Your Head

    • Stories from the Frontline of Psychosomatic Illness
    • By: Suzanne O'Sullivan
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144

    Pauline first became ill when she was 15. What seemed to be a urinary infection became joint pain, then life-threatening appendicitis. After a routine operation, Pauline lost all the strength in her legs. Shortly afterwards, convulsions started. But Pauline's tests are normal: her symptoms seem to have no physical cause whatsoever. This may be an extreme case, but Pauline is not alone. As many as a third of people visiting their GPs have symptoms that are medically unexplained.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life-Changing

    • By Sam on 18-08-16

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Sunshine Cruise Company

    • By: John Niven
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    Susan Frobisher and Julie Wickham are turning 60. They live in a small Dorset town and have been friends since school. On the surface Susan has it all - a lovely house and a long marriage to accountant Barry. Life has not been so kind to Julie, but now, with several failed businesses and bad relationships behind her, she has found stability: living in a council flat and working in an old people's home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved this book

    • By Panny on 07-02-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Daughters of Liverpool

    • By: Annie Groves
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Katie's full of trepidation as she arrives in Liverpool. It's her first posting and her work will be so secret that she can't even speak about it to the family she's billeted with. She makes it clear that she's here to do her bit for the war effort, not to flirt with the many servicemen based at the nearby barracks.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • annie groves

    • By carol on 08-04-13

    Regular price: £12.99

    • At the Coalface: The memoir of a pit nurse

    • By: Joan Hart, Veronica Clark
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    A heartwarming story of a woman who devoted her life to helping others. This is the memoir of Joan, who started nursing in the 1940s and whose experiences took her into the Yorkshire mining pits and through the tumult of the 1984-85 miners' strike. Joan Hart always knew what she wanted to do with her life. Born in South Yorkshire in 1932, she started her nursing training when she was 16, the youngest age girls could do so at the time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-12-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Travelling Bag

    • By: Susan Hill
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    From the foggy streets of Victorian London to the eerie perfection of 1950s suburbia, the everyday is invaded by the evil otherworldly in this unforgettable collection of new ghost stories from the author of The Woman in Black. In the title story, on a murky evening in a warmly lit club off St James, a bishop listens closely as a paranormal detective recounts his most memorable case, one whose horrifying denouement took place in that very building.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good stories let down by the narration.

    • By A reader on 06-08-17

    Regular price: £10.99

    • The Dark Flood Rises

    • By: Margaret Drabble
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    The Dark Flood Rises asks momentous questions as it entertains and enthralls. In her beautifully imagined new book, Margaret Drabble is at her incisive best, exploring the end of life with her trademark humour, composure and wisdom. Francesca Stubbs holds our hand as we take a walk through old age and death. Fran brings us to drinks with her dear friends, dropping off mouth-watering suppers for Claude, her ex-husband, warm and cosy in his infirmity.

    Regular price: £34.99

    • 99 Red Balloons

    • By: Elisabeth Carpenter
    • Narrated by: Sarah Ovens, Victoria Riley, Maggie Ollerenshaw, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    Eight-year-old Grace is last seen in a sweetshop. Her mother, Emma, is living a nightmare. But as her loved ones rally around her, cracks begin to emerge. What are the emails sent between her husband and her sister? Why does her mother take so long to join the search? And is there more to the disappearance of her daughter than meets the eye?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Good.

    • By Chrissie on 10-09-17

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Darksoul

    • By: Anna Stephens
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    The Wolves lie dead beside Rilpor’s soldiers, slaughtered at the hands of the Mireces and their fanatical army. The veil that once kept the Red Gods at bay has been left in tatters as the Dark Lady’s plans for the world come to fruition. Where the gods walk, blood is spilled on the earth. All that stands between the Mireces army and complete control of the Kingdom of Rilpor are the walls of its capital, Rilporin, and those besieged inside.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Action-packed step-up of a sequel.

    • By JPA on 19-09-18

    Regular price: £14.49

    • Lights Out Liverpool

    • By: Maureen Lee
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    As Britain stands alone against a monstrous enemy, the inhabitants of Pearl Street face hardship and heartbreak with courage and humour. The war touches each of them in a different way: for Annie Poulson, a widow, it means never-ending worry when her twin boys are called up and sent to France; Sheila Reilly's husband, Cal, faces the terror of U-Boat attacks; Eileen Costello is liberated from a bitter, loveless marriage when her husband is sent to Egypt.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • lights out liverpool

    • By carol on 08-04-13

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Old House on the Corner

    • By: Maureen Lee
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Victoria Macara is 27 and lives alone in the old house on the corner that was once home to the family removal business. When the land is sold, she finds herself surrounded by a small estate of new properties called Victoria Square. The newcomers who move in around her bring with them their own dramas.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A jolly good listen.

    • By Carol on 24-05-12

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Lime Street Blues

    • By: Maureen Lee
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    It is the heady 60s in Liverpool, and the Flowers, the Baileys, and the McDowds are three very different families bound together by music. The children are determined to be part of the glamour that surrounds the city, so when Sean, Lachlan, and Max form The Merseysiders and Jeannie and Rita become part of The Flower Girls, they put their hearts and souls into achieving success.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WOW

    • By Lisa on 01-03-11

    Regular price: £19.69

    • A Fine Day for a Hanging

    • By: Carol Ann Lee
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    In 1955, former nightclub manageress Ruth Ellis shot dead her lover, David Blakely. Following a trial that lasted less than two days, she was found guilty and sentenced to death. She became the last woman to be hanged in Britain, and her execution is the most notorious of hangman Albert Pierrepoint's 'duties'. Despite Ruth's infamy, the story of her life has never been fully told. Often wilfully misinterpreted, the reality behind the headlines was buried by an avalanche of hearsay.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Balance redressed in Ruth's story

    • By Vicuña on 05-04-14

    Regular price: £20.99

    • Howard’s End Is on the Landing

    • A Year of Reading from Home
    • By: Susan Hill
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Early one autumn afternoon in pursuit of an elusive book on her shelves, Susan Hill encountered dozens of others that she had never read, or forgotten she owned, or wanted to read for a second time. The discovery inspired her to embark on a year-long voyage through her books, forsaking new purchases in order to get to know her own collection again. A book which is left on a shelf for a decade is a dead thing, but it is also a chrysalis, packed with the potential to burst into new life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Reading the books you already own

    • By janien on 07-01-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Godblind

    • By: Anna Stephens
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 15 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    There was a time when the Red Gods ruled the land. The Dark Lady and her horde dealt in death and blood and fire. That time has long since passed, and the neighbouring kingdoms of Mireces and Rilpor hold an uneasy truce. The only blood spilled is confined to the border, where vigilantes known as Wolves protect their kin and territory at any cost. But after the death of his wife, King Rastoth is plagued by grief, leaving the kingdom of Rilpor vulnerable.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Too many characters

    • By Alexandra on 28-07-18

    Regular price: £14.49

    • Savvy

    • Dealing with People, Power and Politics at Work
    • By: Jane Clarke
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Dealing with office politics, conflict and difficult people at work without compromising your values and integrity, can be tricky. With case studies and examples, Savvy will help you understand colleagues' behaviour and power dynamics at work, and learn how to negotiate them successfully. Practical and insightful, Savvy will enable you to master the necessary skills to deal with difficult situations. It includes step-by-step advice on how to build a network, develop the right mind-set, handle conflict, manage your boss, influence others and deal with a bully.

    • Dealing with People, Power and Politics at Work
    • By: Jane Clarke
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 21-01-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Courtesan and the Samurai

    • By: Lesley Downer
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Hana is 17 when her husband goes to war. When enemy soldiers attack her house she flees to the Yoshiwara, Tokyo's pleasure quarter, where she becomes a courtesan. Yozo returns to Japan to discover that the world he left behind has been destroyed. Travelling north to join his rebel comrades, he is captured but escapes making his way south-to the Yoshiwara. There the battered fugitive meets the beautiful courtesan.

    Regular price: £33.69

    • No! I Don't Need Reading Glasses

    • By: Virginia Ironside
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Marie may be 'getting on a bit' but it's certainly not getting her down. She's working part time so there are more hours each day to enjoy life. She has her friends. She has Pouncer, the cat, as well as a darling grandson. And she has Archie to share her bed.

    Regular price: £18.49

    • The Revolutionary Life of Freda Bedi

    • British Feminist, Indian Nationalist, Buddhist Nun
    • By: Vicki Mackenzie
    • Narrated by: Vicki Mackenzie, Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    A fascinating biography of Freda Bedi, an English woman who broke all the rules of gender, race, and religious background to become both a revolutionary in the fight for Indian independence and then a Buddhist icon. She was the first Western woman to become a Tibetan Buddhist nun - but that pioneering ordination was really just one in a life full of revolutionary acts. Freda Bedi broke the rules of gender, race, and religion - in many cases before it was thought that the rules were ready to be challenged.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extremely interesting

    • By Amazon Customer on 21-07-18

    Regular price: £19.39

    • The Summer after the Funeral

    • By: Jane Gardam
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A rather mysterious old clergyman is dead, and his daughter, 16-year-old Athene is desolate. A beauty, she is also lonely and living a fantasy life. Athene’s mother dispatches her to spend the holidays with assorted friends and relatives. And for Athene that golden summer after the funeral becomes delicious fodder for her fantasy.

    Regular price: £12.29

    • A Kind Man

    • By: Susan Hill
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Tommy Carr was a kind man; Eve had been able to tell that after half an hour of knowing him. There had never been a day when he had not shown her some small kindness. The birth of a daughter, Jeannie Eliza, crowns the young couple’s happiness - just as her shockingly early death casts them low. But they do not need to talk about Jeannie because she remains with them, and their love does not change.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a kindman

    • By barbara bar on 14-04-13

    Regular price: £12.29

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