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    • 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 1,635
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,409
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,413

    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

    • 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 414
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 374
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 370

    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

    • The Paris Seamstress

    • By: Natasha Lester
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    1940: Parisian seamstress Estella Bissette is forced to flee France as the Germans advance. She is bound for Manhattan with a few francs, one suitcase, her sewing machine and a dream: to have her own atelier. 2015: Australian curator Fabienne Bissette journeys to the annual Met Gala for an exhibition of her beloved grandmother's work - one of the world's leading designers of ready-to-wear. But as Fabienne learns more about her grandmother's past, she uncovers a story of tragedy, heartbreak and secrets - and the sacrifices made for love.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Journey to the River Sea

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    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

    • Skeletons

    • By: Jane Fallon
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    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

    • 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 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    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
    • A Very Enjoyable Read

    • By jacqui on 28-07-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • 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 62
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    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

    • One Little Mistake

    • By: Emma Curtis
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 355
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 320

    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

    • 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 539
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 502
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 497

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful story, really well read

    • By Philippa Considine on 25-05-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Lie

    • By: C.L. Taylor
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 254
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 232
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 232

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent thriller let down by poor ending

    • By Andy Russell on 27-04-15

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Ice Twins

    • By: S. K. Tremayne
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins, Sandra Duncan, Angus King
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 501
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 450
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 447

    One of Sarah's daughters died. But can she be sure which one? A terrifying psychological thriller that will chill you to the bone. A year after one of their identical twin daughters, Lydia, died in an accident, Angus and Sarah Moorcraft move to the tiny Scottish island Angus inherited from his grandmother, hoping to put together the pieces of their shattered lives. But when their surviving daughter, Kirstie, claims they have mistaken her identity - that she, in fact, is Lydia - their world comes crashing down once again.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Nauseating mother

    • By Rosie's reviews on 03-04-15

    Regular price: £12.99

    • 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 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 130

    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

    • Lily Alone

    • By: Vivien Brown
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By Julie on 30-04-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Unseen

    • By: Karin Slaughter
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 156
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136

    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

    • 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 36
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A brilliant listen for Imperial Guard fans!!

    • By D S on 09-06-18

    Regular price: £9.99

    • What a Girl Wants

    • By: Lindsey Kelk
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Being arrested in your own bedroom is never a good start to the day. Tess Brookes really needs to sort out her back-stabbing flatmate - and her life. Should she gamble all on the new photography job she's landed, or snap up the offer from long-time crush and best friend Charlie to start up on their own - in more ways than one? There's just one small thing she hasn't mentioned. Or rather, one tall thing. He's handsome, infuriating and called Nick.…

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Remember Me This Way

    • By: Sabine Durrant
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins, Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 222
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 204

    A year after her husband Zach's death, Lizzie goes to lay flowers where his fatal accident took place. As she makes her way along the motorway, she thinks about their life together. She wonders whether she has changed since Zach died. She wonders if she will ever feel whole again. At last she reaches the spot. And there, tied to a tree, is a bunch of lilies. The flowers are addressed to her husband. Someone has been there before her. Lizzie loved Zach. She really did. But she's starting to realise she didn't really know him. Or what he was capable of.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!

    • By Flower Girl on 15-08-14

    Regular price: £16.99

    • About a Girl

    • By: Lindsey Kelk
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    The brand new summer bestseller from the immensely popular Lindsey KelkTess Brookes has always been a girl with a Plan. But when the Plan goes belly up, she’s forced to reconsider.After accidently answering her flatmate Vanessa’s phone, she decides that since being Tess isn’t going so well, she might try being Vanessa. With nothing left to lose, she accepts Vanessa’s photography assignment to Hawaii - she used to be an amateur snapper, how hard can it be? Right? But Tess is soon in big trouble.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It was ok

    • By Samira d on 04-11-17

    Regular price: £14.49

    • 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 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Big disappointment, Jojo

    • By Philip on 04-03-17

    Regular price: £15.69

    • Meet Me at the Cupcake Café

    • By: Jenny Colgan
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 317
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176

    Ever dreamed of starting over? Issy Randall can bake. No, more than that - Issy can create stunning, mouth-wateringly divine cakes. After a childhood spent in her beloved Grampa Joe’s bakery she has undoubtedly inherited his talent. So when she’s made redundant from her safe but dull City job, Issy decides to seize the moment and open up her own café. It should be a piece of cake, right?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe

    • By Mrs on 10-06-12

    Regular price: £18.99

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