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    • The Rumour

    • By: Lesley Kara
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Sian Thomas, Roy McMillan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,074
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 952
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 948

    Rumour has it that a notorious child killer is living under a new identity, in their sleepy little town of Flinstead-on-Sea. Sally McGowan was just 10 years old when she stabbed little Robbie Harris to death 48 years ago - no photos of her exist since her release as a young woman. So who is the supposedly reformed killer who now lives among them? How dangerous can one rumour become? And how far will Joanna go to protect her loved ones from harm, when she realises what it is she’s unleashed?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Predictable and boring

    • By Pam on 03-02-19

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Suspect

    • By: Fiona Barton
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Mark Meadows, Sian Thomas, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 845
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 775
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 776

    When two 18-year-old girls go missing in Thailand, their families are thrust into the international spotlight: desperate, bereft and frantic with worry. What were the girls up to before they disappeared? Journalist Kate Waters always does everything she can to be first to the story, first with the exclusive, first to discover the truth - and this time is no exception. But she can't help but think of her own son, whom she hasn't seen in two years, since he left home to go travelling.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Kate's Muddied Waters

    • By Simon on 29-01-19

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Then She Vanishes

    • By: Claire Douglas
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas, Katie O'Flynn, Nathalie Buscombe, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    On a summer's night in 1994, 16-year-old Flora Powell vanished from her sleepy seaside town. She left no trace - only heartache for her mother and her sister, Heather. Twenty-five years later, Heather walks into a stranger's house. There, the loving wife and doting new mother kills two people in cold blood. So only one remains...Jess is sent to report on the case that shocked the hometown she left behind. But it's anything but business to her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a great read

    • By Anonymous User on 19-07-19

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Mount!

    • By: Jilly Cooper
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 19 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 469
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 414
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 416

    In Jilly Cooper's latest, raciest novel, Rupert Campbell-Black takes centre stage in the cutthroat world of flat racing. Rupert is consumed by one obsession: that Love Rat, his adored grey horse, be proclaimed champion stallion. He longs to trounce Roberto's Revenge, the stallion owned by his detested rival, Cosmo Rannaldini, which means abandoning his racing empire at Penscombe and his darling wife, Taggie, and chasing winners in the richest races worldwide, from Dubai to Los Angeles to Melbourne.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderfully sentimental

    • By Ami-Lou on 04-12-16

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Everything Is Lies

    • By: Helen Callaghan
    • Narrated by: Anna Popplewell, Sian Thomas
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 922
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 861
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 858

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Everything Is Lies by Helen Callaghan. Sophia's parents lead quiet, unremarkable lives. At least that is what she's always believed. Until the day she arrives at her childhood home to find a house ringing with silence. Her mother is hanging from a tree. Her father is lying in a pool of his own blood, near to death. The police are convinced it is an attempted murder-suicide. But Sophia is sure that the woman who brought her up isn't a killer....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely mesmerizing

    • By W. M. Koolstra-dekker on 06-03-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • I Let Him Go

    • By: Denise Fergus
    • Narrated by: Siân Polhill-Thomas
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 494
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 433
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 434

    A truly inspiring and heartbreaking book from the mother of little James Bulger - whose murder by two young boys shocked the world. On 12th February 1993, Denise's life changed forever. As she was running errands at New Strand Shopping Centre, she let go of her two-year-old son's hand to take out her purse. Denise never saw her son again. In this extraordinary and heart-wrenching audiobook comes the unflinching account of that terrible day from James Bulger's mother, Denise.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • extremely well told.

    • By floatyman2 on 07-02-18

    Regular price: £27.99

    • Maggie Smith

    • By: Michael Coveney
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53

    No one does glamour, severity, girlish charm or tight-lipped witticism better than Dame Maggie Smith, one of Britain's best-loved actors. This new biography shines the stage lights on the life and career of a truly remarkable performer, one whose stage and screen career spans six decades. From her days as a West End star of comedy and revue, Dame Maggie's path would cross with those of the greatest actors, playwrights and directors of the era.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Dull

    • By Elinor Dashwood on 14-09-15

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Sian Thomas

    • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
    • By: Robin Morgan-Bentley
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Joining us at Audible Studios is Sian Thomas, a well-renowned actor on stage, in television and in films, and a regular audiobook narrator. She told us about her incredible career so far, her plans for the future and her role narrating the Mother in Fiona Barton’s new novel, The Suspect. The novel documents the media frenzy that occurs when two girls go missing in Thailand while travelling on their gap year. It is told (and read) from four different perspectives and will leave you cold, knowing danger is always nearby.  

    Regular price: £0.00

    • A Partisan's Daughter

    • By: Louis de Bernières
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas, Jeff Rawle
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    A beautifully wrought and unlikely love story, exploring the power of storytelling. The new audiobook from the acclaimed author of Birds Without Wings and Captain Corelli's Mandolin is a love story at once raw and sweetly funny, wry and heartbreakingly sad. Chris is bored, lonely, trapped in a loveless, sexless marriage. In his forties, he's a stranger to the 1970s youth culture of London, a stranger to himself on the night he invites a hooker into his car.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • The Partisan's Daughter

    • By Ian on 07-04-08

    Regular price: £18.00

    • A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian

    • By: Marina Lewycka
    • Narrated by: Siân Thomas
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 89

     

    Two years after my mother died, my father fell in love with a glamorous blonde Ukrainian divorcee. He was 84 and she was 36. She exploded into our lives like a fluffy pink grenade, churning up the murky water, bringing to the surface sludge of sloughed-off memories, giving the family ghosts a kick up the backside. Sisters Vera and Nadezhda must put aside a lifetime of feuding to save their émigré engineer father from voluptuous gold-digger Valentina. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not amused

    • By Mr Chops on 13-02-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting Tales

    • By: Kate Mosse
    • Narrated by: Kate Mosse, Simon Russell Beale, Sian Thomas
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    A wonderfully atmospheric collection of stories from one of our most captivating writers, inspired by ghost stories, traditional folk tales and country legends from England and France. These tales are richly populated by spirits and ghosts seeking revenge; by grief-stricken women and haunted men coming to terms with their destiny - all rooted deep in the elemental landscapes of Sussex, Brittany and the Languedoc.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Atmospheric

    • By Mrs on 05-12-13

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Minotaur

    • By: Barbara Vine
    • Narrated by: Siân Thomas
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Kerstin Kvist didn't know what to expect when she took up a job with the Cosway family at their odd, almost grand, house. The family turned out to be even odder than the house: living at home with the widowed Mrs. Cosway were her four daughters and a son who haunted the house. Then, just as Kerstin was getting some inkling of what was going on, a stranger sets the family on a path to self-destruction...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Quite an odd yet evocative read

    • By ORed on 18-10-17

    Regular price: £19.69

    • We Are All Made of Glue

    • By: Marina Lewycka
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 67

    Georgie Sinclair’s husband has walked out and work is getting her down. So when she spots Mrs Shapiro, an eccentric old neighbour, rummaging through her skip in the middle of the night, it’s just the distraction she needs. And although they mistrust each other at first a firm friendship is formed. Then Mrs Shapiro is admitted to hospital and, to Georgie’s surprise, she is named as her next of kin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best in a long time

    • By Lauren on 14-04-11

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Scandalous Risks

    • By: Susan Howatch
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    In 1963, when traditional values are under attack, Venetia, a young woman, becomes involved with the Dean of Starbridge Cathedral. But as a married man, he has nothing to offer her, and Venetia finds herself trapped in a web of love and lies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Starbridge series

    • By Diana on 10-07-10

    Regular price: £20.99

    • The Coroner

    • Coroner Jenny Cooper, Book 1
    • By: Matthew Hall
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 168
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    When lawyer Jenny Cooper is appointed Severn Vale District Coroner, she’s hoping for a quiet life and space to recover from a traumatic divorce. But the office she inherits from the recently deceased Harry Marshall contains neglected files hiding dark secrets and a trail of buried evidence. Could the tragic death in custody of a young boy be linked to the apparent suicide of a teenage prostitute and the fate of Marshall himself? Jenny’s curiosity is aroused. Why was Marshall behaving so strangely before he died?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Excellent Read

    • By Louisa on 12-07-10

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Two Caravans

    • By: Marina Lewycka
    • Narrated by: Siân Thomas
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    A beautiful summer's evening in a Kent field and around their two caravans a group of strawberry pickers celebrates a birthday. But what lies behind the buy-one-get-one-free offers at your supermarket and who picks our strawberries? The Ukrainians: Irina, just off the coach from Kiev, and Andriy, the miner's son from the other Ukraine; the Poles: Tomasz and Yola; two Chinese girls; Emanuel, the round-eyed eighteen-year-old from Malawi. And although he can't pick strawberries, there's also the Dog…

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dark realism and slapstick humour

    • By Kathy on 07-05-12

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Redeemed

    • Coroner Jenny Cooper, Book 3
    • By: Matthew Hall
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    The body of a dead man is discovered in an overgrown cemetery in Bristol, the sign of the cross gouged into his flesh. At first it seems to coroner Jenny Cooper that all the evidence points to a horrific, if routine, suicide. Then an enigmatic young priest, Father Lucas Starr, arrives on Jenny’s doorstep, entreating her to hold an inquest into the death of Eva Donaldson, a high profile political campaigner whose past life continued to haunt her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good read!

    • By Trixie on 02-05-15

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Hearts and Minds

    • By: Amanda Craig
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 30

    Hidden by London’s wealth, energy and need for cheap labour, the city’s immigrant population is powerless, despised and often illegal. So when a young woman’s body is discovered on Hampstead Heath one cold morning, she could be anyone...Rich or poor, outsider or insider, five strangers are connected in undreamed-of ways as greed, courage, murder and kindness link their lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Up there with the best

    • By Luke on 27-10-18

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Secret Countess

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Anna, a young countess, has lived in the glittering city of St Petersburg all her life in an ice-blue palace overlooking the River Neva. But when revolution tears Russia apart, her now-penniless family is forced to flee to England. Armed with an out-of-date book on housekeeping, Anna determines to become a housemaid and she finds work at the Earl of Westerholme's crumbling but magnificent mansion.

    Regular price: £9.09

    • The Icemark Chronicles

    • Blade Of Fire
    • By: Stuart Hill
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 18 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Seventeen years have passed since the tiny kingdom of the Icemark last defended itself from invasion. Now Thirrin and Oskan have five children, but Scipio Bellorum has a family too - and he is back with his sons and a fleet of sky ships to finish what he started.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic follow-on!

    • By Stephanie on 08-02-14

    Regular price: £21.99

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