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    • Two Steps Forward

    • By: Graeme Simsion, Anne Buist
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater, Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    A romantic comedy from Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project, and his wife, Anne Buist. Two misfits walk 2000 km along the pilgrims' way in Spain to find themselves and, perhaps, each other. Zoe, a sometime artist, is from California. Martin, an engineer, is from Yorkshire. Both have ended up in picturesque Cluny, in central France. Both are struggling to come to terms with their recent past - for Zoe, the death of her husband; for Martin, a messy divorce.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Way<br />

    • By Janet on 15-04-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Girl You Left Behind

    • By: Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,527
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,310
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,313

    France, 1916. Sophie Lefevre is ordered to serve the German officers who socialise in her hotel. When the new Kommandant sets eyes on Sophie's portrait - painted by her husband Edouard - a dangerous obsession is born. Almost a century later, Sophie's portrait hangs in the home of Liv Halston. A chance encounter reveals the painting's true worth - and its troubled history that is about to resurface and turn Liv's life upside down…

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spellbinding - I loved it

    • By Happy and Smiling on 16-02-13

    Regular price: £17.39

    • Murder at the Mill

    • The Mill, Book 1
    • By: M. B. Shaw
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    The first in a new crime series from M. B. Shaw, pen name of best-selling author Tilly Bagshawe. Murder at the Mill introduces listeners to portrait painter and amateur sleuth Iris Grey, who sees the truths of others while struggling to find her own way. Grey arrives at The Mill in Hampshire, commissioned to paint a portrait of Dominic Wetherby, a celebrated author. She quickly finds herself drawn into a world of village gossip, romantic intrigue, buried secrets and murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good story line.

    • By JM Manington on 18-12-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Journey to the River Sea

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    It is 1910 and Maia, tragically orphaned at 13, has been sent from England to start a new life with distant relatives in Manaus, hundreds of miles up the Amazon. She is accompanied by an eccentric and mysterious governess who has secret reasons of her own for making the journey. Both soon discover an exotic world bursting with new experiences in this highly colourful, joyous, and award-winning adventure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story for kids - let's go to the jungle!

    • By Mr Dan H N on 17-04-15

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Titan's Bane

    • Warhammer 40,000
    • By: Chris Dows
    • Narrated by: Ken Bradshaw, Cliff Chapman, Steve Conlin, and others
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Following a ferocious battle against Nurgle’s hordes, Lieutenant Quiller and the crew of Titans’ Bane are trapped inside the stricken Shadowsword. With her Cadian unit half-depleted, Quiller is forced to rely upon Paragonian and Mordian replacements. Vicious infighting within the tank soon becomes as dangerous as the enemy outside. In order to survive, Quiller knows she must remind her men that loyalty, camaraderie and self-sacrifice in the name of the Emperor transcends all planetary customs and patriotism.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Superb Experience

    • By jack morris on 10-04-18

    Regular price: £9.99

    • This Must Be the Place

    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Thomas Judd, Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 518
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 482
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 477

    A reclusive ex-film star living in the wilds of Ireland, Claudette Wells is a woman whose first instinct, when a stranger approaches her home, is to reach for her shotgun. Why is she so fiercely protective of her family, and what made her walk out of her cinematic career when she had the whole world at her feet? Her husband Daniel, reeling from a discovery about a woman he last saw twenty years ago, is about to make an exit of his own. It is a journey that will send him off-course, far away from the life he and Claudette have made together.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • It s long story

    • By Diana Judd on 31-05-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • One Little Mistake

    • By: Emma Curtis
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281

    Vicky Seagrave is blessed: three beautiful children, a successful, doting husband, great friends and a job she loves. She should be perfectly happy. When she makes a split-second decision that risks everything she holds dear, there's only person she trusts enough to turn to. But Vicky is about to learn that one mistake is all it takes - that if you're careless with those you love, you don't deserve to keep them....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good start but degenerated rapidly

    • By Mary Ann von Radowitz on 07-11-17

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Skeletons

    • By: Jane Fallon
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    Jen has discovered a secret. If she tells her husband Jason, will he forgive her for telling the truth? If she tells someone else in Jason's family, she'd not only tear them apart but could also find herself on the outside. But if she keeps this to herself, how long can she pretend nothing is wrong? Jen knows the truth - but is she ready for the consequences?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • All families are dysfunctional. But some more so.

    • By Cornelia on 14-07-14

    Regular price: £20.89

    • The Birthday Girl

    • By: Sue Fortin
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    Dear Carys, Zoe and Andrea. Come and join me for my 40th birthday adventure weekend, full of mysteries and surprises the like of which you can't imagine. When Joanne's friends reluctantly accept an invitation to her birthday party, it quickly becomes clear that there is more to this weekend than they are expecting. One of them is hiding a secret. And Joanne is planning to reveal it.... A weekend away in a cottage in the woods sounds like fun - until no one can hear your cries for help.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lots of twists and turns...

    • By Rachael Pilling on 12-03-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Burning

    • By: Jane Casey
    • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon, Penelope Rawlins, Paul Thornley
    • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 341
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 303

    Maeve Kerrigan is an ambitious detective constable, keen to make her mark on the murder task force. Her male colleagues believe Maeve’s empathy makes her weak, but the more she learns about the latest victim, Rebecca Haworth, from her grieving friends and family, the more determined Maeve becomes to bring her murderer to justice. But how do you catch a killer no one has seen? And when so much of the evidence they leave behind has gone up in smoke?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A really strong Detective Story Read with style

    • By Gavingks on 28-08-15

    Regular price: £24.09

    • Lily Alone

    • By: Vivien Brown
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    What sort of mother would leave her all alone? A gripping and heart-wrenching domestic drama that won't let you go. Lily, who is almost three years old, wakes up alone at home with only her cuddly toy for company. She is afraid of the dark, can't use the phone and has been told never to open the door to strangers. But why is Lily alone, and why isn't there anyone who can help her? What about the lonely old woman in the flat below who wonders at the cries from the floor above? Or the grandmother who no longer sees Lily since her parents split up?

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Gap of Time

    • The Winter's Tale Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
    • By: Jeanette Winterson
    • Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe, Mark Bazeley, Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    "I saw the strangest sight tonight." New Bohemia. America. A storm. A black man finds a white baby abandoned in the night. He gathers her up - light as a star - and decides to take her home. London. England. After the financial crash. Leo Kaiser knows how to make money, but he doesn't know how to manage the jealousy he feels towards his best friend and his wife. Is his newborn baby even his?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a rollercoaster!

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-12-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Paris for One and Other Stories

    • By: Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister, Stephanie Racine, Charlie Sanderson, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Nell is 26 and has never been to Paris. She's never even been on a romantic weekend away before. Travelling abroad isn't really her thing. But when Nell's boyfriend fails to show up, she has the chance to prove to everyone, including herself, that she can be independent and intrepid. Alone in Paris, Nell finds a version of herself she never knew existed. In this collection of 11 unmissable short stories, Jojo Moyes introduces us to a cast of strong, relatable women in the midst of their everyday lives.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good collection of stories

    • By Miss on 15-07-17

    Regular price: £15.69

    • Unseen

    • By: Karin Slaughter
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    Special Agent Will Trent has something to hide. Something he doesn’t want Dr Sara Linton – the woman he loves – to find out. He’s gone undercover in Macon, Georgia and put his life at risk. And he knows Sara will never forgive him if she discovers the truth. But when a young Macon patrolman is shot and left for dead Sara is forced to confront the past and a woman she hoped never to see again. And without even knowing it, she becomes involved in the same case Will is working on. Soon both of their lives are in danger.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Wrong Narrator

    • By Chris on 10-01-17

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris

    • By: Jenny Colgan
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    As dawn breaks over the Pont Neuf, and the cobbled alleyways of Paris come to life, Anna Trent is already awake and at work; mixing and stirring the finest, smoothest, richest chocolate; made entirely by hand, it is sold to the grandes dames of Paris. It's a huge shift from the chocolate factory she worked in at home in the north of England. But when an accident changed everything, Anna was thrown back in touch with her French teacher, Claire

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a really great book

    • By Snuggles on 14-07-13

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Folk

    • By: Zoe Gilbert
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Dark, magical and unsettling, Folk is a debut of breathtaking imagination which introduces the remote, unforgiving island of Neverness and its singular inhabitants. Take a torch, the last to be lit, and follow the jostle of fat, spitting lights as the men and women of Neverness spread out along the gorse edge. Every year they gather while the girls shoot their arrows and the boys hunt them out. The air is riddled with spiteful shadows - the wounds and fears and furies of a village year.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Haunting, magical

    • By Marzie on 11-02-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Lie

    • By: C.L. Taylor
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 163

    This was no accident.... Haunting, compelling, this psychological thriller will have you hooked. Perfect for fans of Gone Girl and Daughter. Best friends are there for each other through thick and thin. You trust them with your life. At least that's what Emma, Daisy, Leanne, and Al think. But all that changes when they embark on a trip of a lifetime together. When they return home, only two of them are left alive, and the group has been torn apart by lies and deception.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant! Couldn't stop listening!

    • By Megan Hodgkins on 28-05-15

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Sheikh's Prize

    • By: Lynne Graham
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    When Sheikh Zahir Ra’if Quarishi took a Western woman as his wife, it caused outrage amongst his people. And marrying Sapphire Marshall turned out to be the biggest mistake of Zahir’s life. Cold and untouchable as her jeweled namesake, Sapphire fled the kingdom before sharing the marriage bed, leaving Zahir to face the shame alone – and his bank account five million dollars lighter….

    Regular price: £10.49

    • Honeymoon in Paris

    • By: Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 128

    For fans of Jojo Moyes' The Girl You Left Behind, this is the prequel novella, Honeymoon in Paris. Sophie, a provincial girl, is swept up in the glamour of Belle époque Paris but discovers that loving an artist like Edouard brings undreamt of complications. Following in Sophie's footsteps 100 years later, Liv, after a whirlwind romance, finds her Parisian honeymoon is not quite the romantic getaway she had been hoping for....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An appetiser for the main story

    • By Kaggy on 22-03-14

    Regular price: £4.39

    • Christmas at the Cupcake Café

    • By: Jenny Colgan
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    Issy Randall, proud owner of The Cupcake Café, is in love and couldn't be happier. Her new business is thriving and she is surrounded by close friends, even if her cupcake colleagues Pearl and Caroline don't seem quite as upbeat about the upcoming season of snow and merriment. But when her boyfriend, Austin, is scouted for a possible move to New York, Issy is forced to face up to the prospect of a long-distance romance. And when the Christmas rush at the café - with its increased demand for her delectable creations - begins to take its toll, Issy has to decide what she holds most dear.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I enjoy Jenny's books, but...

    • By fififlower on 14-03-16

    Regular price: £19.99

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