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    • 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 583
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 543
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 540

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Prose was nice, but plot was weak at the end

    • By Jodie Roberts on 15-03-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • I Let Him Go

    • By: Denise Fergus
    • Narrated by: Siân Polhill-Thomas
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 235
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 203

    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

    • Mount!

    • By: Jilly Cooper
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 19 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 423
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 373
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 376

    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
    • Hysterical yarn

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-09-16

    Regular price: £23.99

    • A Woman in Arabia

    • The Writings of the Queen of the Desert
    • By: Gertrude Bell, Georgina Howell - introduction, Georgina Howell - editor
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas, Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Gertrude Bell was leaning in 100 years before Sheryl Sandberg. One of the great woman adventurers of the 20th century, she turned her back on Victorian society to study at Oxford and travel the world and became the chief architect of British policy in the Middle East after World War I. Mountaineer, archaeologist, Arabist, writer, poet, linguist, and spy, she dedicated her life to championing the Arab cause and was instrumental in drawing the borders that define today's Middle East.

    Regular price: £26.29

    • 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 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 59

    Two years after my mother died, my father fell in love with a glamorous blonde Ukrainian divorcee. He was eighty-four and she was thirty-six. 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, charming and very engaging throughout

    • By Neil Bottle on 20-06-15

    Regular price: £17.19

    • The Coroner

    • Coroner Jenny Cooper, Book 1
    • By: Matthew Hall
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 80

    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

    • The Chosen Dead

    • Coroner Jenny Cooper, Book 5
    • By: Matthew Hall
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    Coroner Jenny Cooper investigates…. An unlikely suicide or a deadly conspiracy? When Bristol Coroner Jenny Cooper investigates the fatal plunge of a man from a motorway bridge, she little suspects that it has any connection with the sudden death of a friend’s thirteen year old daughter from a deadly strain of meningitis. But as Jenny pieces together the dead man’s last days, she’s drawn into a mystery whose dark ripples stretch across continents and back through decades.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent.

    • By Anna ricketts on 29-04-18

    Regular price: £20.99

    • Her Fearful Symmetry

    • By: Audrey Niffenegger
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Julia and Valentina Poole are normal American teenagers - normal, at least, for identical 'mirror' twins who have no interest in college or jobs or possibly anything outside their cozy suburban home. But everything changes when they receive notice that an aunt whom they didn't know existed has died and left them her flat in an apartment block overlooking Highgate Cemetery in London.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged version - not good!

    • By Justin on 28-12-09

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Scandalous Risks

    • By: Susan Howatch
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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
    • A Starbridge sensation

    • By Kate on 09-07-13

    Regular price: £20.99

    • The Water's Lovely

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Siân Thomas
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    The man who had died was Ismay's stepfather, Guy. Nine years on, she and her sister, Heather, still live in the same house in Clapham. But it has been divided into two self-contained flats. Their mother lives upstairs with her sister, Pamela. And the bathroom, where Guy drowned, has disappeared. Ismay works in public relations, and Heather in catering. They get on well. They always have. They never discuss the changes to the house, still less what happened that August day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping and full of suspense right up until the last page

    • By SEA, Charente on 03-12-17

    Regular price: £9.19

    • The Secret of Platform 13

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Under Platform 13 at Kings Cross Station there is a secret door that leads to a magical island. It appears only once every nine years. And when it opens, four mysterious figures step into the streets of London. A wizard, an ogre, a fey, and a young hag have come to find the prince of their kingdom, stolen as a baby nine years before.

    Regular price: £7.69

    • Hearts and Minds

    • By: Amanda Craig
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 21

    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.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • A Life to Kill

    • Coroner Jenny Cooper, Book 7
    • By: Matthew Hall
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    The day they've all been waiting for is at hand. The last British combat soldiers in Helmand are counting the minutes until their departure for home. For their excited families in Highcliffe, it spells the end of an agonizing six-month wait. But in the final hours, disaster strikes. Nineteen-year-old private Pete 'Skippy' Lyons is abducted, and the patrol sent out to locate him is ambushed. One killed, two injured. One still missing in action... Their loved ones are left desperate for answers the army won't provide.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So good

    • By san2har on 09-07-17

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Burning

    • Coroner Jenny Cooper, Book 6
    • By: Matthew Hall
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    A dense, bitterly cold fog has settled over the Wye Valley when Bristol coroner Jenny Cooper is called to the scene of a dreadful tragedy: in the village of Blackstone Ley, a house has burned to the ground, with three members of a family inside. Though evidence of foul play is quickly uncovered, it isn't long before the police investigation is drawn to a close. It seems certain that the fire was started by one of the victims, Ed Morgan, in a fit of jealous rage. But their infant son is still missing, and Ed had left a message for his surviving wife....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A Disappointing Instalment

    • By Aliasuk on 31-10-17

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Unknown Bridesmaid

    • By: Margaret Forster
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    Julia is a child psychologist who every day deals with young girls said to be behaving badly. Some are stealing, some are running away from home, some are terribly untidy, some won’t eat or get out of bed. Julia has a special knack with these girls. She understands which really are troubled, and which are at the mercy of the way they are seen by the adults around them. But one day, Julia’s own troubled past starts to creep into her present.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Abrupt ending!

    • By Patricia on 29-04-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Purge

    • By: Sofi Oksanen, Lola Rogers (Translator)
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Deep in an Estonian forest, two women - one young, one old - are hiding. Zara is a prostitute and a murderer, on the run from brutal captors, men who know about inflicting punishment. Aliide offers refuge, but not safety: She has her own secrets, traitorous crimes of passion and revenge committed long ago, during the country’s brutal Soviet years. Both women have suffered lives of abuse. But this time their survival depends on revealing the one thing history has taught them to keep safely hidden: the truth.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Well written and interesting

    • By Gavingks on 02-02-13

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Disappeared

    • Coroner Jenny Cooper, Book 2
    • By: Matthew Hall
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Two young British students, Nazim Jamal and Rafi Hassan vanish without a trace. The police tell their parents that the boys had been under surveillance, that it was likely they left the country to pursue their dangerous new ideals. Seven years later, Nazim’s grief-stricken mother is still unconvinced. Jenny Cooper is her last hope. Jenny is finally beginning to settle into her role as coroner for the Severn Valley; the ghosts of her past that threatened to topple her, banished to the sidelines once more.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Nearly four stars

    • By Mrs V on 24-09-11

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Maggie Smith

    • By: Michael Coveney
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 51

    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

    • The Flight

    • Coroner Jenny Cooper, Book 4
    • By: Matthew Hall
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    Coroner Jenny Cooper investigates… A tragic accident or a terrible crime? When Flight 189 plunges into the Severn Estuary, Coroner Jenny Cooper finds herself handling the case of a lone sailor whose boat appears to have been sunk by the stricken plane, and drawn into the mysterious fate of a ten year-old girl, Amy Patterson, a passenger on 189, whose largely unmarked body is washed up alongside his.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Imaginative and innovative

    • By Learning is fun! on 14-12-13

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Cry of the Icemark

    • By: Stuart Hill
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 23

    When her father dies in battle, 14-year-old Thirrin becomes Queen of the Icemark. Not only must she win the respect of her people, but she has to raise an army to protect them from the most formidable threat of invasion her nation has ever known.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A book that lasts through the years!

    • By Stephanie on 08-02-14

    Regular price: £19.69

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