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    • They Found Him Dead

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    The sixtieth birthday party of Silas Kane was marred by argument and dissension among his family. And then, the morning after the celebrations, Kane is found dead at the foot of a cliff. The theory that Silas accidentally lost his way in the fog is confirmed when the coroner returns a verdict of death by misadventure. But then Kane's nephew and heir is murdered and threats are made on the next in line to the fortune, throwing a new and sinister light on Kane's death. All clues point to an elderly lady of eighty as the killer.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great story spoilt by narration

    • By Pat on 12-01-15

    Regular price: £24.49

    • Footsteps in the Dark

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    Locals claim it is haunted and refuse to put a single toe past the front door, but to siblings Peter, Celia, and Margaret, the Priory is nothing more than a rundown estate inherited from their late uncle, and the perfect setting for a much-needed holiday. But when a murder victim is discovered in the drafty Priory halls, the once unconcerned trio begins to fear that the ghostly rumours are true and they are not alone after all! With a killer on the loose, will they find themselves the next victims of a supernatural predator.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Another great book ruined by terrible reading!

    • By Jill on 03-08-14

    Regular price: £20.99

    • Death in the Stocks: Inspector Hannasyde Series, Book 1

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 80

    In the dead of the night, a man is found murdered, locked in the stocks on the village green. Unfortunately for Superintendent Hannasyde, the deceased is Andrew Vereker, a man hated by nearly everyone, especially his odd and unhelpful family members. The Verekers are as eccentric as they are corrupt, and it will take all Hannasyde's skill at detection to determine who's telling the truth, and who is pointing him in the wrong direction. The question is: who in this family is clever enough to get away with murder?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disapointing

    • By Mrs S on 25-11-14

    Regular price: £24.49

    • Behold, Here's Poison

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    It's no ordinary morning at the Poplars – the master is found dead in his bed, and it seems his high blood pressure was not the cause. When an autopsy reveals a sinister poison, it's up to the quietly resourceful Inspector Hannasyde to catch the murderer in time to spare the next victim. But every single member of the quarrelsome Matthews family has a motive and none, of course, has an alibi.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Better than I expected!

    • By Hepwood Flutey on 05-08-15

    Regular price: £24.49

    • Duplicate Death: Inspector Hemingway Series, Book 3

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    Inspector Hemingway has his work cut out for him when a seemingly civilised game of Duplicate Bridge leads to a double murder. The crimes seem identical, but were they carried out by the same hand? Things become even more complicated when the fiancée of the inspector's young friend, Timothy Kane, becomes Hemingway's prime suspect. Kane is determined to prove the lady's innocence – but when he begins digging into her past, he finds it's more than a little bit shady.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful plot ruined by an illiterate narrator.

    • By Hannah on 22-06-15

    Regular price: £24.49

    • Envious Casca: Inspector Hemingway Series, Book 2

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    A holiday party takes on a sinister aspect when the colourful assortment of guests discovers there is a killer in their midst. The owner of the substantial estate, that old Scrooge Nathaniel Herriard, is found stabbed in the back. While the delicate matter of inheritance could be the key to this crime, the real conundrum is how any of the suspects could have entered a locked room to commit the foul deed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Meet the ultimate in 'Locked Door' murder

    • By Carôle on 30-12-14

    Regular price: £24.49

    • Detection Unlimited

    • Inspector Hemingway series, Book 4
    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Slumped on a seat under an oak tree is old Sampson Warrenby, with a bullet through his head. Everybody in the village is ready to tell Chief Inspector Hemingway who did it. Could the murderer have been the dead man's niece? Or perhaps it was the other town solicitor? The couple at the farm had a guilty secret - what was it? And why is it someone else actually wants to be the prime suspect? Add to this the fact that Warrenby was blackmailing someone, and Hemingway has his work cut out for him.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Dreadful narration

    • By A.C.B. on 01-06-15

    Regular price: £24.49

    • Salt Creek

    • By: Lucy Treloar
    • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
    • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    In 1855 Salt Creek lies at the far reaches of the remote, beautiful and inhospitable coastal region, the Coorong, in the new province of South Australia. The area, just opened to graziers willing to chance their luck, becomes home to Stanton Finch and his large family, including 15-year-old Hester Finch. Once wealthy political activists, the Finch family has fallen on hard times. Cut adrift from the polite society they were raised to be part of, Hester and her siblings make connections where they can.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Overly long and written in a passive voice

    • By Liz Scully on 16-05-18

    Regular price: £34.99

    • Penhallow

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 24

    Hated for his cruel and vicious nature, ruling his family with an iron hand from his sickbed, tyrannical patriarch Adam Penhallow is found murdered the day before his birthday. His entire family had assembled for his birthday celebration, and every one of them had the ways and means to commit the crime. As accusations and suspicion turn in one direction and then another, the claws and backstabbing come out, and no one is exempt from the coming implosion.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Kill Me Now

    • By Tab on 24-02-15

    Regular price: £24.49

    • No Wind of Blame: Inspector Hemingway, Book 1

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 91

    The superlatively analytical Inspector Hemingway is confronted by a murder that seems impossible – no one was near the murder weapon at the time the shot was fired. Everyone on the scene seems to have a motive, not to mention the wherewithal to commit murder, and alibis that simply don't hold up.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Narration spoilt the book

    • By Mrs on 31-10-15

    Regular price: £24.49

    • The Unfinished Clue

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    It should have been a lovely English country-house weekend. But the unfortunate guest list is enough to exasperate a saint, and the host, Sir Arthur Billington-Smith, is an abusive wretch hated by everyone – from his disinherited son to his wife's stoic would-be lover. When Sir Arthur is found stabbed to death, no one is particularly grieved and no one has an alibi. The unhappy guests find themselves under the scrutiny of Scotland Yard's cool-headed Inspector Harding, who has solved tough cases before.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book fantastically badly read

    • By Ms. L. C. Robertson on 05-02-17

    Regular price: £24.49

    • Why Shoot a Butler?

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    On a dark night, along a lonely country road, barrister Frank Amberley stops to help a young lady in distress and discovers a sports car with a corpse behind the wheel. The girl protests her innocence, and Amberley believes her – at least until he gets drawn into the mystery and the clues incriminating Shirley Brown begin to add up. In an English country-house murder mystery with a twist, it's the butler who's the victim, every clue complicates the puzzle, and the bumbling police are well-meaning but completely baffled.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story spoilt by narration

    • By Janey on 02-05-15

    Regular price: £24.49

    • A Blunt Instrument

    • Inspector Hannasyde Series, Book 4
    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    When Ernest Fletcher is found bludgeoned to death in his study, everyone is shocked and mystified: Ernest was well liked and respected, so who would have a motive for killing him? Enter Superintendent Hannasyde who, with consummate skill, begins to uncover the complexities of Fletcher's life. It seems the real Fletcher was far from the gentleman he pretended to be. There is, in fact, no shortage of people who wanted him dead.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Georgette Heyer murder stories.

    • By Richard on 29-11-16

    Regular price: £24.49

    • Hello from the Gillespies

    • By: Monica McInerney
    • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
    • Length: 16 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    For the past 33 years, Angela Gillespie has sent to friends and family around the world an end-of-the-year letter titled ‘Hello from the Gillespies’. It’s always been cheery and full of good news. This year, Angela surprises herself - she tells the truth....

    Regular price: £24.49

    • Those Faraday Girls

    • By: Monica McInerney
    • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
    • Length: 21 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    From the best-selling author of Hello from the Gillespies and The House of Memories comes a warm and captivating story of family secrets, traditions and ties. As a child Maggie Faraday grew up in a lively, unconventional household in Tasmania, with her young mother, four very different aunts and eccentric grandfather. With her mother often away, all four aunts took turns looking after her - until, just weeks before Maggie's sixth birthday, a shocking event changed everything.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Faraday sisters & Leo

    • By Brian on 16-08-16

    Regular price: £31.49

    • The Dragon Queens

    • Mystique Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Traci Harding
    • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
    • Length: 20 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Ashlee Devere, 19th century clairvoyant, adventurer and historian, is called upon to authenticate a Sumerian text that predates the Old Testament. Tamar, daughter of the renowned 21st century linguist Mia Montrose, reading Ashlee's diaries for the first time, undergoes an astounding transformation - psychically and physically. Kali, a powerful goddess, and one of the keepers of the lost key to the gateway between our world and the next, is coming....

    Regular price: £34.99

    • The Black Madonna

    • Mystique Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Traci Harding
    • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
    • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Mia Montrose, archaeological linguist, has discovered that the Black Madonna is a code used by secret societies throughout time for the lost key to an ancient power source: the Sphere of Amenti. Kali, interdimensional Queen of the Anunnaki - now fully merged with the youngest Dragon Queen, Tamar Devere - has less than a year to rehabilitate her Fallen kindred who desire intergalactic domination.  

    Regular price: £34.99

    • At Home with the Templetons

    • By: Monica McInerney
    • Narrated by: Ulli Birve
    • Length: 19 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    When the Templeton family from England takes up residence in a stately home in country Australia, they set the locals talking – and with good reason. From the outside, the seven Templetons seem so bohemian, peculiar even. No one is more intrigued by the family than their neighbours, single mother Nina Donovan and her young son Tom. Before long, the two families' lives become entwined in unexpected ways.

    Regular price: £26.29

    • Into the World

    • By: Stephanie Parkyn
    • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
    • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Abandoned by her lover and fleeing the wrath of her family, Marie-Louise must make a desperate choice: find a man or become one. 1791. In the midst of the French Revolution, unwed mother Marie-Louise Girardin takes one last look at her baby son before entrusting him to her friend, the revolutionary Olympe de Gouges. She must escape, and only the most daring plan will bring her both the anonymity she needs and the independence to return one day for her son.

    Regular price: £27.99

    • Music and Freedom

    • By: Zoë Morrison
    • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Alice Murray learns to play the piano aged three on an orange orchard in rural Australia. Recognising her daughter's gift, her mother sends Alice to boarding school in the bleak north of England, and there Alice stays for the rest of her childhood. Then she's offered a scholarship to the Royal College of Music in London, and on a summer school in Oxford she meets Edward, an economics professor who sweeps her off her feet. But Alice soon finds that Edward is damaged.

    Regular price: £34.99

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