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    • 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

    • 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

    • 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 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

    • 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 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 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    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 Unknown Bridesmaid

    • By: Margaret Forster
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    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 Trixie on 29-04-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Daylight Gate

    • By: Jeanette Winterson
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Good Friday, 1612. Pendle Hill, Lancashire. A mysterious gathering of 13 people is interrupted by local magistrate Roger Nowell. Is this a witches' Sabbat? Two notorious Lancashire witches are already in Lancaster Castle awaiting trial. Why is the beautiful and wealthy Alice Nutter defending them? And why is she among the group of 13 on Pendle Hill? Elsewhere, a starved, abused child lurks. And a Jesuit priest and former Gunpowder plotter, recently returned from France, is widely rumoured to be heading for Lancashire. But who will offer him sanctuary?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful narration

    • By Tertius Lydgate on 15-04-13

    Regular price: £18.00

    • The Door

    • By: Magda Szabó, Len Rix - translator
    • Narrated by: Siân Thomas
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Intense, brilliant and moving, The Door is a compelling story about the relationship between two women of opposing backgrounds and personalities: one, an intellectual and writer; the other, her housekeeper, a mysterious, elderly woman who sets her own rules and abjures religion, education, pretense and any kind of authority. Beneath this hardened exterior of Emerence lies a painful story that must be concealed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sublime

    • By Anonymous User on 30-04-18

    Regular price: £23.79

    • The Cry of the Icemark

    • By: Stuart Hill
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 32

    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

    • Her Fearful Symmetry

    • By: Audrey Niffenegger
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43

    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

    • A Possible Life

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas, Samuel West, Christian Rodska, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 62

    Terrified, a young prisoner in the Second World War closes his eyes and pictures himself going out to bat on a sunlit cricket ground in Hampshire. Across the courtyard in a Victorian workhouse, a father too ashamed to acknowledge his son. A skinny girl steps out of a Chevy with a guitar; her voice sends shivers through the skull. Soldiers and lovers, parents and children, scientists and musicians risk their bodies and hearts in search of connection.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Little Depressing

    • By Pauline on 18-09-12

    Regular price: £22.00

    • Purge

    • By: Sofi Oksanen, Lola Rogers (Translator)
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • 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: £22.49

    • The Water's Lovely

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Siân Thomas
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    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
    • Water’s Lovely

    • By Presto on 10-03-19

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Bright Lights and Promises

    • By: Pauline McLynn
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    It's not easy being the mother of a 12-year-old boy who's in love with his babysitter and having trouble at school. Nor are matters helped by the unexpected arrival of an elderly mother who's suddenly footloose and fancy-free. There are times when Susie Vine wonders how she'll ever survive. At least she feels secure at Arland & Shaw, London's leading theatrical agency.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Sadly disappointed.

    • By Mme Josephine Lejard on 14-11-10

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Sisters in Arms

    • British Army Nurses Tell Their Story
    • By: Nicola Tyrer
    • Narrated by: Barbara Flynn, Sian Thomas
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    The amazing experiences of the Queen Alexandra nurses in the World Wars is one of the greatest adventure stories of modern times, and - incredibly - remains largely untold. Thousands of middle-class girls, barely out of school, were plucked from sheltered backgrounds, subjected to training regimes unimaginably tough by today's standards, and sent forth to share the harsh conditions of the fighting services.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • lovely listen

    • By Amazon Customer on 18-10-17

    Regular price: £10.49

    • Two Caravans

    • By: Marina Lewycka
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Author of the Year, 2007.
    Winner of the British Book Awards Newcomer of the Year, 2006.

    Strawberry pickers in the English countryside, mostly from Eastern Europe, are leading dangerous lives, coping with exploitative employers, British regulations, and gang masters with guns, all threatening their existence as they take to the caravan road - until each of them peels off to find his or her destiny.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A book that makes you want to write to your MP

    • By Mari on 07-10-09

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Various Pets Alive and Dead

    • By: Marina Lewycka
    • Narrated by: Siân Thomas
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Marcus and Doro were part of a left-wing commune from the late 1960s until the early 1990s: lentils, free love, spliffs, radical politics, cheesecloth blouses, sex, housework and cooking rotas, crochet, allotments. Their children have grown up rather different from them: primary schoolteacher Clara craves order and clean bathrooms, son Serge is pretending to his parents that is still doing a Maths Ph.d. at Cambridge, while in fact making loadsamoney in the City; third child Oolie Anna, who has Down's Syndrome, is desperate to escape home and live on her own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great romp from Marina Lewicka!

    • By laraharding on 07-04-18

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Secret of Platform 13

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    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

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