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    • Skin Deep

    • By: Liz Nugent
    • Narrated by: Annette Flynn, Sophie Ward, Declan Rodgers, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 375
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 347
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 343

    Cordelia Russell has been living on the Côte d'Azur for 10 years, posing as an English heiress. Now her money is gone, and her luck is running out. Desperate to escape her grotty flat and grim reality, Cordelia spends a decadent night at the Negresco. But surrounded by the young, beautiful and privileged, she feels her age and her poverty. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I Had To Go All The Way To Get Skin Deep!

    • By Simon on 06-04-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Doctor Who: The Alien Worlds Collection

    • By: Bill Strutton, Brian Hayles, Terrance Dicks, and others
    • Narrated by: William Russell, David Troughton, Tom Baker, and others
    • Length: 24 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Five classic novelisations. In Doctor Who and the Zarbi, the First Doctor and his companions are trapped on the remote planet Vortis. In Doctor Who and the Curse of Peladon, the Third Doctor and Jo are mistaken for delegates of the Galactic Federation on a primitive world. In Doctor Who and the Brain of Morbius, the Fourth Doctor and Sarah find the living remains of a renegade Time Lord. In Doctor Who and the Leisure Hive, the Fourth Doctor and Romana find corruption lurking beneath the surface of the pleasure planet Argolis. In Doctor Who: The Greatest Show in the Galaxy, the Seventh Doctor and Ace fight for their lives on Segonax.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Collection: excellent performances!

    • By SnapWriter on 09-03-19

    Regular price: £31.99

    • The Wicked Cometh

    • By: Laura Carlin
    • Narrated by: Sophie Ward
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    The year is 1831. Down the murky alleyways of London, acts of unspeakable wickedness are taking place, and no one is willing to speak out on behalf of the city's vulnerable poor as they disappear from the streets. Out of these shadows comes Hester White, a bright young woman who is desperate to escape the slums by any means possible. When Hester is thrust into the world of the aristocratic Brock family, she leaps at the chance to improve her station in life under the tutelage of the fiercely intelligent and mysterious Rebekah Brock.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Astonishing. This one is not to be missed.

    • By Joanna Mitchell on 16-02-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Swimming Home

    • By: Deborah Levy
    • Narrated by: Sophie Ward
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Swimming Home by Deborah Levy, read by Sophie Ward. A poet, his wife, her daughter and their friends arrive at the French Riviera. The prospect of a long hot summer stretches ahead of them. At their villa, they find a body in the swimming pool. But this body is very much alive. It is Kitty Finch: self-proclaimed botanist with lurid green fingernails, avid poetry fan, walking naked out of the water and straight into the centre of their holiday. Why is she there? What does she want from them? And why does the poet's wife invite this beautiful young woman to remain?

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Ultima

    • By: L. S. Hilton
    • Narrated by: Sophie Ward
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Glamorous international art-dealer Elizabeth Teerlinc knows a thing or two about fakes. After all, she is one herself. Her real identity, Judith Rashleigh, is buried under a layer of lies. Not to mention the corpses of the men foolish enough to get in her way. But now, caught in the murderous crossfire between a Russian Mafia boss and a corrupt Italian police detective, Judith is forced to create an even more daring work of art - a fake masterpiece she must take to the world-famous auction house where she used to be a lowly assistant and sell for $150 million.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • narration is SO dull

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-01-19

    Regular price: £34.99

    • The Painted Veil

    • By: W. Somerset Maugham
    • Narrated by: Sophie Ward
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    This is the story of Kitty Fane, the adulterous wife of a bacteriologist stationed in Hong Kong. When her husband discovers her deception, he exacts a terrible vengeance: Kitty must accompany him to the heart of a cholera epidemic in China.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Painted Veil

    • By Juliet on 20-08-08

    Regular price: £15.99

    • England's Mistress

    • By: Kate Williams
    • Narrated by: Sophie Ward
    • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    A dramatic, sparkling tale of sex, glamour, intrigue, romance and heartbreak, England's Mistress traces the rise and rise of the gorgeous Emma Hamilton. Born into poverty, she clawed her way up through London’s underworlds of sex for sale to become England’s first media superstar. Nothing could stand in the way of her dreams– except her self-destructive desires.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting but not a novel!

    • By louise on 10-07-11

    Regular price: £24.09

    • The Accidental Woman

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Sophie Ward
    • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    For Maria, nothing is certain. Her life is a chain of accidents. Friendship passes her by, and she's unimpressed by the devoted Ronny and his endless proposals of marriage. Maria lives in a world of her own - yet not of her own making. Stumbling through university, work, marriage and motherhood, she finds it hard to see what all the fuss is about. Will she ever be able to control the direction of her life? Or will it end as it began, by accident? What does chance have in store for the accidental woman?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The first Coe: a memorable listen

    • By Blind Girl on 04-09-18

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Fairy Treasure

    • By: Gwyneth Rees
    • Narrated by: Sophie Ward
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    A gently entertaining and charming fairy story that also deals cleverly with a young child's real problems and emotions. Connie is not a child who likes books. So she's not too pleased when she's sent to stay with her eccentric author aunt. But then Connie meets Ruby - a book fairy - in the dusty old library. Ruby is in trouble: she has broken fairy law by trying to take something - a piece of jewellery - back to fairyland through the gateway of a fairy-dust-sprinkled book.

    Regular price: £10.99

    • Fairy Rescue

    • By: Gwyneth Rees
    • Narrated by: Sophie Ward
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Maddie's dreams come true when she makes friends with Poppy, a flower fairy who lives in the woods behind her grandpa's house. But the fairies are in trouble! And not only the flower fairies - tooth fairies, book fairies, and dream fairies too. Someone is catching and imprisoning them and only Maddie and Poppy can help. Poppy has just one wing and can't fly, but soon she and Maddie set off on a daring rescue mission. Can they save the fairies before it is too late?

    Regular price: £10.99

    • Fairy Dreams

    • A Magical Journey to Fairyland
    • By: Gwyneth Rees
    • Narrated by: Sophie Ward
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Evie gets a wonderful surprise when she goes to stay at her grandma's house. Fairies appear in the night. They are dream fairies, and they live at the bottom of Evie's bed. Even better, Evie can go and have magical adventures with them in fairyland! Soon Evie discovers that Grandma can see the fairies, too. But will they still be there when Grandma returns from hospital? And how can Evie make sure that their special brand of fairy magic will stay with Grandma forever?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fairy dreams

    • By Scott on 16-03-18

    Regular price: £10.99

    • The Landscape of Love

    • By: Sally Beauman
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister, Sophie Ward
    • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    The year is 1967. Thirteen-year-old Maisie is at her decaying family home, once a medieval abbey. Lucas, an artist and friend, is painting a portrait of Maisie and her sisters. Maisie embarks on a portrait of her own: telling the story of herself, her sisters and their lovers, and of her friend, Daniel Nunn. Twenty-three years later, Lucas's now-famous portrait features in a retrospective of his work. Daniel, obsessed by the sisters and determined to understand what happened that summer at the abbey, pursues answers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great listen

    • By Maddy on 22-11-13

    Regular price: £20.99

    • Effie: The Passionate Lives of Effie Gray, John Ruskin and Millais

    • By: Suzanne Fagence Cooper
    • Narrated by: Sophie Ward
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Effie Gray, a Scottish beauty, was the heroine of a great Victorian love story. Married at nineteen to John Ruskin, she found herself trapped in a loveless and unconsummated union. When her husband invited his protégé John Everett Millais away on holiday, Effie and Millais fell in love. She would inspire some of Millais' most haunting images and embody Victorian society's fears about female sexuality.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Review

    • By Julie Artist on 27-08-14

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Havisham

    • By: Ronald Frame
    • Narrated by: Sophie Ward
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Catherine Havisham was born into privilege. Handsome, imperious, she is the daughter of a wealthy brewer, and lives in luxury in Satis House. But she is never far from the smell of hops and the arresting letters on the brewhouse wall - Havisham. A reminder of all she owes to the family name and the family business. Sent by her father to stay with the Chadwycks, Catherine discovers literature, music and masquerades - elegant pastimes to remove the taint of new money.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Fairy Dust

    • By: Gwyneth Rees
    • Narrated by: Sophie Ward
    • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Do you believe in fairies? Rosie does but her mum doesn't. Sometimes, though, real life is stranger than a fairy tale.

    Regular price: £14.69

    • Fairy Secrets

    • By: Gwyneth Rees
    • Narrated by: Sophie Ward
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Ellie never thought she'd meet fairies when she goes to stay with her aunt, but Myfanwy and Bronwen, the valley flower fairies, tell Ellie a secret. The old toy museum nearby contains the entrance to Fairyland and some of the toys can even come to life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • an exciting listen

    • By Susan Lesley on 16-12-09

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Shadow

    • By: Karin Alvtegen
    • Narrated by: Sophie Ward
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    As darkness falls on 10 May 1975, a little boy waits alone on the steps of an amusement park. The park is about to close and everyone is leaving, except the child. He continues to wait there, not daring to move. He has been told to stay right where he is. Only no one is coming back for him. Why has he been abandoned, with only the briefest of notes to whoever finds him? And what connection do the events of this day have to the death of Gerda Persson 30 years later.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A terrific twisted tale

    • By Moominmamma on 17-08-13

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Fairy Gold

    • By: Gwyneth Rees
    • Narrated by: Sophie Ward
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Our third release from Gwyneth Rees' 'Fairy' series. Lucy can't believe her eyes when she wakes in the night to find two tooth fairies on her pillow! Their job is to collect children's teeth and make a potion that creates golden Goodness to sprinkle around the world. But there is a selfish sprite in fairyland who wants all the Goodness for herself! With the help of the Tooth Fairy Queen, can Lucy and her two new friends stop the sprite before all the gold has gone?

    Regular price: £9.19

    • One of Us

    • By: Melissa Benn
    • Narrated by: Sophie Ward
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    How would Antigone fare in a New Labour milieu? One of Us is a subtle and poignant novel about the dangerous space between private and public lives, about kingmakers and power, by a writer who should know…The narrative opens in March 2003. A leading journalist and a 42-year-old woman meet at a dingy London cafe in the immediate aftermath of the invasion of Iraq.Anna Adams has a story she is burning to tell, one that goes right to the top of the Cabinet.

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Betrayal

    • By: Karin Alvtegen
    • Narrated by: Sophie Ward
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    When Eva discovers her husband is having an affair, she plans her revenge. Having sacrificed more than she knew she could lose, she finds brief solace with Jonas who, for the past two years, has been keeping vigil beside his girlfriend as she lies in a coma. Then Eva's own life comes under threat.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic story

    • By Leana on 07-05-17

    Regular price: £14.69

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