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    • Bard: The Short Story Collection

    • 6 Original Contemporary Fiction Short Stories
    • By: Claire Fuller, Marina Lewycka, Chigozie Obioma, and others
    • Narrated by: Annette Badland, Tomiwa Edun, Kaisa Hammarlund, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Leading authors draw on themes of arrival, discovery and destination in a collection of six contemporary fiction works written especially for Audible. Commissioned for audio format, these stories are performed by narrators with an acknowledgement to the medieval culture of bards – professional storytellers.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Fortunately it was a free download

    • By Blind Girl on 10-05-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Murder on the Orient Express

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Tom Conti, Jane Asher, Ruta Gedmintas, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,657
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,494
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,487

    What begins as a routine journey on the luxurious Orient Express soon unfurls into Agatha Christie's most famous murder mystery. This all-star production features lead performances from Tom Conti ( The Dark Knight Rises, Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence) as Hercule Poirot, Sophie Okonedo ( After Earth, Hotel Rwanda and Ace Ventura) and Eddie Marsan ( Sherlock Holmes, V for Vendetta and Hancock) plus a full supporting cast.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • All-star Poirot!

    • By Mikey on 05-11-17

    Regular price: £22.59

    • A Murder to Die For

    • By: Stevyn Colgan
    • Narrated by: Rula Lenska
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    When hordes of people descend on the picturesque village of Nasely for the annual celebration of its most famous resident, murder mystery writer Agnes Crabbe, events take a dark turn as the festival opens with a shocking death. Each year the residents are outnumbered by crowds dressed as Crabbe’s lady detective, Millicent Cutter. The weekend is never a mild-mannered affair as fan club rivalries bubble below the surface, but tensions reach new heights when a second Crabbe devotee is found murdered. Though the police are quick to arrive on the scene, the facts are tricky to ascertain as the witnesses, suspects and victim are all dressed as Miss Cutter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliantly funny crazy village crime caper!

    • By S N Parnell on 27-06-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Midnight Is a Lonely Place

    • By: Barbara Erskine
    • Narrated by: Rula Lenska
    • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    After a broken love affair, biographer Kate Kennedy retires to a remote cottage on the wild Essex coast to work on her new book - until her landlord’s daughter uncovers a Roman site nearby and long-buried passions are unleashed! In her lonely cottage, Kate is terrorized by mysterious forces. What do these ghosts want? That the truth about the violent events of long ago be exposed or remain concealed?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Midnight is a lonely place

    • By Diane on 26-07-12

    Regular price: £20.99

    • Tulip Fever

    • By: Deborah Moggach
    • Narrated by: Rula Lenska
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    Seventeenth-century Amsterdam is a city in the grip of tulip mania, basking in the wealth it has generated. Sophia’s husband Cornelis, an ageing merchant, is among those grown rich from this exotic new flower. To celebrate, he commissions a talented young artist to paint him with his young bride. But as the portrait grows, so does the passion between Sophia and the painter; and as ambitions, desires and dreams breed an intricate deception, their reckless gamble propels their lives towards a thrilling and tragic conclusion.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Adultery, Amsterdam, mania

    • By Claire on 04-11-15

    Regular price: £31.49

    • Peaches for Monsieur le Curé

    • Chocolat, Book 3
    • By: Joanne Harris
    • Narrated by: Rula Lenska, Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 198
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    It isn't often you receive a letter from the dead. When Vianne Rocher receives a letter from beyond the grave, she has no choice but to follow the wind that blows her back to Lansquenet, the village in south-west France where, eight years ago, she opened up a chocolate shop.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well worth the listen

    • By Karen on 14-04-13

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Rula Lenska

    • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
    • By: Robin Morgan
    • Narrated by: Rula Lenska
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Rula Lenska, who is portraying Princess Dragomiroff in Audible's new audio drama of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios to discuss this adaptation. Rula tells Robin about the character of The Princess and why Murder on the Orient Express has such enduring appeal today. They also discuss Rula’s 40 year career as an actress, being a success on both stage and screen.

    Regular price: £0.00

    • Blind Fury

    • By: Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated by: Rula Lenska
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    A motorway service station on the M1: dimly lit, run down, poorly supervised, flickering lights, dark corners; a favourite stopover for long-distance lorry drivers on their way up north from London. Behind it, a body is found in a ditch, that of a girl barely out of her teens. She appears to have no family, no friends, no connections anywhere. Other girls have gone missing in the vicinity and no one has stepped forward to claim them.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Unbelievable

    • By Jacqui on 23-09-11

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Lovers and Newcomers

    • By: Rosie Thomas
    • Narrated by: Rula Lenska
    • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Miranda Meadowe decides a lonely widowhood in her crumbling country house is not for her. Reviving a university dream, she invites five of her oldest friends to come and join her to live, and to stave off the prospect of old age. All have their own reasons for accepting.To begin with, omens are good. They laugh, dance, drink and behave badly, as they cling to the heritage they thought was theirs for ever: power, health, stability.

    Regular price: £19.29

    • The Tulip Touch

    • By: Anne Fine
    • Narrated by: Rula Lenska
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Nobody wants Tulip in their gang. She skips school, gives her teachers cheek, and makes herself unpopular by telling lies. But this doesn't matter to Natalie.

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Silent Scream

    • By: Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated by: Rula Lenska
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    When Amanda is found brutally murdered, DCI James Langton's enquiry discovers the sad truth behind her successful façade. Addicted to drugs and starvation diets, she'd almost died from a botched abortion. Meanwhile, DI Anna Travis is up for promotion, but Langton is blocking her, accusing her of professional misconduct. This latest case could make or break Anna's career.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Was okay

    • By Polly on 02-07-10

    Regular price: £14.39

    • Iris and Ruby

    • By: Rosie Thomas
    • Narrated by: Rula Lenska
    • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of the Year, 2007.

    A story of love, loss, and the distance between three generations of one family, this novel centres on Iris and Ruby, a grandmother and her granddaughter, as they try and make sense of their respective lives.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Shifts in time

    • By Orchard Riser on 19-08-11

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Potter's House

    • By: Rosie Thomas
    • Narrated by: Rula Lenska
    • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    Olivia has settled on the tiny Greek island of Halemni; she is married to a Greek man and is mother of two small sons. As the turquoise of summer dissolves into the cool of autumn, so the rhythm of island life goes on unchanged, until an earthquake ravages the Turkish coast, sending a tidal wave to envelop the island. Its force devastates Halemni, tearing apart the fabric of the small community.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great listen

    • By Anne on 20-03-06

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Clara's War

    • By: Clara Kramer
    • Narrated by: Rula Lenska
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 43

    On 21 July 1942, the Nazis invaded Poland. In the small town of Zolkiew, life for Jewish 15-year-old Clara Kramer was never to be the same again. While those around her were either slaughtered or transported, Clara and her family hid perilously in a hand-dug cellar. Living above and protecting them were the Becks. Mr Beck was a womaniser, a drunkard, and a self-professed anti-Semite, yet he risked his life throughout the war to keep his charges safe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An amazing story

    • By Helen on 13-12-13

    Regular price: £23.99

    • In Strangers' Houses

    • The Lena Szarka Mysteries, Book 1
    • By: Elizabeth Mundy
    • Narrated by: Rula Lenska
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    There are some crimes you can't sweep under the carpet.... Lena Szarka, a Hungarian cleaner working in London, knows all too well about cleaning up other people's messes. When her friend Timea disappears, she suspects one of her clients is to blame. However, the police don't share her suspicions, and it is left to Lena to turn sleuth and find her friend.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club

    • By: Katie May
    • Narrated by: Rula Lenska
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Dive into The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club - the irresistible, feel-good novel from Katherine May. Join Debs and Maisie and the high tide swimmers as they make waves in life, love and friendship. Only the truly devoted manage to swim every day at Whitstable, because the sea's only deep enough at high tide. So when Deb and Maisie keep meeting on Reeves Beach, they strike up an unlikely friendship based on their love of swimming and their recent divorces.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it!

    • By jools4bzz on 22-04-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Tales of the Greek Heroes

    • By: Roger Lancelyn Green
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Rula Lenska, David Rintoul
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Walk amongst the gods and men. The beautiful land of Greece is haunted by more than three thousand years of legend and history. In this gripping retelling of the Heroic Age, you'll meet the mighty POSEIDON, God of the Sea; ZEUS, the King of Heaven; HADES, Lord of the Dead; ARTEMIS the Huntress; APHRODITE, Immortal Lady of Beauty and Love; and many more mortals and gods. Their adventures are some of the oldest and most famous stories in the world.

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Five Quarters of the Orange

    • By: Joanne Harris
    • Narrated by: Rula Lenska
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    When the widowed Framboise moves back to the village of Les Laveuses, where she grew up, she is pleased to discover that no-one recognises her. She soon forges a new life for herself there, and before long has established a profitable creperie.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love Joanne Harris and This Book

    • By Neil Y on 11-06-18

    Regular price: £10.49

    • The Sun at Midnight

    • By: Rosie Thomas
    • Narrated by: Rula Lenska
    • Length: 16 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Alice is a scientist who relies on method, precision and proof. But when her relationship with artist Peter Brown collapses, she is forced to evaluate her own life for the first time. In her thirties, childless, it is time to break away.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant escapism

    • By grainne on 10-09-11

    Regular price: £20.99

    • Risotto with Nettles

    • A Memoir with Food
    • By: Anna Del Conte
    • Narrated by: Rula Lenska
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Anna Del Conte brought Italian cooking to Britain at a time when the nearest most of us came to pasta was a Heinz spaghetti hoop. Sharply observant, evocative, full of tastes and talk of food, hers is a delicious, poignant memoir of an unusual life and the food she loves to cook, which launched a culinary revolution.She arrived in England in 1949 when much of Britain was a culinary wasteland, married an Englishman, and stayed on.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful!

    • By Daniel W Roberts on 16-10-16

    Regular price: £17.19

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