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    • The Best Boomerville Hotel

    • By: Caroline James
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Jo Docherty and Hattie Contaldo have a vision - a holiday retreat in the heart of the Lake District exclusively for guests of 'a certain age' wishing to stimulate both mind and body with new creative experiences. One hotel refurbishment later and the Best Boomerville Hotel is open for business! Perhaps not surprisingly, Boomerville attracts more than its fair share of eccentric clientele.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delious and scrumptious

    • By Hazel on 12-03-19

    Regular price: £19.99

    • We Must Be Brave

    • By: Frances Liardet
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman, Louise Jameson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    December, 1940. As German bombs fall on Southampton, the city’s residents flee to the surrounding villages. In Upton village, amid the chaos, newly married Ellen Parr finds a girl sleeping, unclaimed at the back of an empty bus. Little Pamela, it seems, is entirely alone. Ellen has always believed she does not want children, but when she takes Pamela into her home the child cracks open the past Ellen thought she had escaped and the future she and her husband, Selwyn, had dreamed for themselves. As the war rages on, love grows where it was least expected, surprising them all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful!

    • By AMANDA C WHEELER on 03-04-19

    Regular price: £14.49

    • On a Turning Tide

    • The Cliffehaven Series, Book 16
    • By: Ellie Dean
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 36

    As the Allied troops draw closer to victory, life at Beach View Boarding House is still full of uncertainty. Rosie’s plans for her wedding to Ron Reilly are plagued with misunderstandings. And when Ron takes on a secret assignment just days before they are due to say their vows, it seems their plans for a future together may be doomed. Meanwhile, Peggy Reilly embraces her new managerial role at the uniform factory. It’s a welcome distraction while her husband, Jim, is still away fighting in the Far East.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • final book in the series

    • By Denise on 19-04-19

    Regular price: £21.99

    • A Shilling for a Wife

    • By: Emma Hornby
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of A Shilling for a Wife by Emma Hornby, read by Penelope Freeman. A dismal cottage in the heart of Bolton, Lancashire, has been Sally's prison since Joseph Goden 'bought' her from the workhouse as his wife. A drunkard and bully, Joseph rules her with a rod of iron, using fists and threats to keep her in check. When Sally gives birth, however, she knows she must do anything to save her child from her husband's clutches.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent read strong story lines

    • By wendy on 10-09-17

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Staying at Daisy's

    • By: Jill Mansell
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 22 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 145

    Staying at Daisy's from Sunday Times best-selling author Jill Mansell is essential reading if you love the novels of Cathy Kelly and Milly Johnson. Daisy MacLean runs the country house hotel owned by her flamboyant father, Hector. When she hears who's about to get married there, she isn't worried at all - her friend, Tara, absolutely promises there won't be any trouble between her and ex-boyfriend Dominic, whom she hasn't seen for years. But Dominic has other ideas....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By barbara on 18-08-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • A Nightingale Christmas Carol

    • Nightingale Girls, Book 8
    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 41

    With her husband, Nick, away fighting, Dora struggles to keep the home fires burning but finds herself in a difficult position when she is put in charge of a ward of injured German POWs. Can she find it in her heart to care for her enemies? Fellow nurse Kitty faces a similar struggle looking after the men who killed her beloved brother. But her life becomes even more complicated when she falls for one of the prisoners. And Helen Denton returns from nursing in Europe with a secret. She has her own reasons for hating the Germans.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliance

    • By Sue on 08-06-18

    Regular price: £22.09

    • The Ragged Heiress

    • By: Dilly Court
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    On a bitter winter's day, an unnamed girl lies dangerously ill in hospital. When two coarse, rough-speaking individuals come to claim her, she can remember nothing of the events that brought her to her present state, not even her name. According to the men, she is their young sister, Lucy. As her health improves and her memory gradually returns, she realises she's been kidnapped. But she has no means of escaping the hideous confines of the filthy basement room in which they have imprisoned her in.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A perfect piece of escapism

    • By Amazon Customer on 19-03-17

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Ambulance Girls

    • By: Deborah Burrows
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 21

    As death and destruction fall from the skies day after day in the London Blitz, Australian ambulance driver Lily Brennan confronts the horror with bravery, intelligence, common sense and humour. Although she must rely upon her colleagues to carry out her dangerous duties, Lily begins to suspect that someone at her ambulance station may be giving assistance to the enemy by disclosing secret information.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • gripping

    • By shirley pickin on 01-08-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Downstairs Maid

    • By: Rosie Clarke
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    She is a servant girl... When her father becomes ill, Emily Carter finds herself sent into service at Priorsfield Manor in order to provide the family with an income. He will be the Lord of the Manor... Emily strikes up an unlikely friendship with the daughters of the house, as well as Nicolas, son of the Earl. But as the threat of war comes ever closer, she becomes even more aware of the vast differences between upstairs and downstairs, servant and master...If you like Downton Abbey you’ll love this!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A brilliant read from start to finish.

    • By Alison on 07-09-15

    Regular price: £27.99

    • As the Sun Breaks Through

    • Cliffehaven, Book 15
    • By: Ellie Dean
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 38

    Cliffehaven, June 1944. As the planes continue to circle over Cliffehaven, Peggy Reilly’s sister, Doris, must seek refuge after a V-1 blast destroys her home. Rita, Sarah and the other residents at Beach View Boarding House quickly find their peace disturbed, and it’s not long before even Peggy loses her patience. But with more bad news to come, will Doris finally be forced to swallow her pride? Meanwhile Peggy’s father-in-law, Ron Reilly, is delighted when his sweetheart, Rosie, returns home. Until a heartbreaking confession suggests things may never be the same between them. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • another great listen

    • By Denise on 16-04-19

    Regular price: £21.99

    • While We're Apart

    • By: Ellie Dean
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    The compelling new Second World War novel from Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of Some Lucky Day. It is1942, and England is at war. Mary Jones has just celebrated her eighteenth birthday and said good-bye to her childhood sweetheart, Jack, when she learns her house has taken a direct hit during a tip-and-run raid. With both her parents dead and her home destroyed, a distraught Mary moves in with Jack’s parents.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Rubbish ending

    • By cj on 30-03-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • A Nightingale Christmas Promise

    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    London, 1914. While young men enlist up and down the country, the Nightingale Hospital has its own set of new recruits.... Anna Beck is the daughter of the best baker in Bethnal Green. Her German father built the business out of nothing, but as the shadow of war descends, his fate is at the mercy of their neighbours. Meanwhile Katie Carlyle has always wanted to become a doctor. She fought hard to get into medical school, and even now she faces prejudice from her fellow students as well as the tutors. Can she prove them wrong?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it. Gutted when it finished!

    • By Adele on 08-01-19

    Regular price: £22.79

    • Nightingales at War

    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 58

    As the war takes its toll, the Nightingale nurses must do their bit for king and country... Dora is the devoted mother of twin babies, but, determined to help the war effort, she goes back to work at the Nightingale Hospital. More used to nights out in the West End, Jennifer and Cissy volunteer in the hope of tending to handsome soldiers. They soon find out that nursing isn’t quite what they were expecting.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great story from Donna Douglas

    • By Esther on 20-12-18

    Regular price: £22.09

    • The Nightingale Girls

    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    Three very different girls sign up as trainee nurses at a big London teaching hospital in 1934. Dora leaves her overcrowded, squalid working-class home for a better life. But has she got what it takes to keep up with other, better-educated girls? And will her hated stepfather ever let her go? Helen is born for the job; her brother is a doctor, her all-powerful mother a hospital trustee. But will Helen’s secret misery be her downfall? An aristocratic rebel, Millie’s carefree attitude will find her up in front of Matron again and again. Will she ever care enough to make a nurse? Or will she go back to the glamorous life she was born to?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a surprise!

    • By Enquiring Mind on 03-04-15

    Regular price: £17.19

    • District Nurse on Call

    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    West Yorkshire, 1926. After completing her training in Steeple Street, Agnes is looking forward to making her mark as the village's first district nurse, confident she can make a difference in the locals' lives. But when she arrives, she's treated with suspicion, labelled just another servant of the wealthy mine owners. The locals would much rather place their trust in the resident healer, Nella Black.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it! couldn't stop listening

    • By Amazon Customer on 17-10-17

    Regular price: £23.49

    • The Nightingale Christmas Show

    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 34

    Matron Kathleen Fox has the job of putting the hospital back together but wonders if she is up to the task. In an attempt to bring some festive cheer, she decides to put on a Christmas show. The idea is greeted with mixed feelings by the nurses, who all have their own problems, and also by the new Assistant Matron and ward sister, who find themselves rivals for the role of organiser. But as rehearsals begin, the performers begin to find the show is not just a tonic for the patients.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • sad

    • By Sue on 25-06-18

    Regular price: £20.69

    • The Cornish Lady

    • By: Nicola Pryce
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Educated, beautiful and the daughter of a prosperous merchant, Angelica Lilly has been invited to spend the summer in high society. Her father's wealth is opening doors and attracting marriage proposals, but Angelica still feels like an impostor among the aristocrats of Cornwall. When her brother returns home, ill and under the influence of a dangerous man, Angelica's loyalties are tested to the limit. Her one hope lies with coachman Henry Trevelyan, a soft-spoken, educated man with kind eyes. 

    Regular price: £22.09

    • In Search of Hope

    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    An unexpected inheritance offers Libby Pullford the chance to escape her unhappy, abusive marriage and return to her Lancashire roots with her young son, Ned. But her domineering husband, Steven, won’t let her go so easily. The one person she can turn to for help is her new neighbour, former police detective Joss Atherton, to whom Libby feels a growing attraction. But Joss has troubles of his own.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • In The Seach of Hope

    • By Tinka&skye on 18-02-16

    Regular price: £14.39

    • Goodbye Piccadilly

    • War at Home, 1914
    • By: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    In 1914, Britain faces a new kind of war. For Edward and Beatrice Hunter, their children, servants and neighbours, life will never be the same again. For David, the eldest, war means a chance to do something noble; but enlisting will break his mother's heart. His sister Diana, nineteen and beautiful, longs for marriage. She has her heart set on Charles Wroughton, son of Earl Wroughton, but Charles will never be allowed to marry a banker's daughter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely Story - Superb Narrator

    • By Violet on 10-10-15

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Nightingales on Call

    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 55

    Dora and her old enemy Lucy are paired up on the children's ward for the final three months of their training. The two nurses couldn't seem more different, but they may have more in common than they think, as each hides a secret heartache. And there are new faces. Jess is the feisty eldest daughter of a notorious East End family and determined to prove herself as a ward maid. New trainee nurse Effie can't wait to escape her small Irish village, and make her way as a nurse in London.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story & excellent narration

    • By Adele on 11-05-15

    Regular price: £22.09

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