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    • Five Children and It

    • By: E. Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    On a summer holiday in the countryside of England, five children suddenly find themselves without the supervision of their parents. Left alone with the housekeeper, the children anticipate a dull vacation. However, they soon find more adventure than they can handle. The first day after their parents leave, the children head for a gravel pit to pretend that they are at the beach. While digging in the sand they find a Psammead, or a sand fairy.

    Regular price: £20.39

    • Possession

    • By: A. S. Byatt
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 22 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    As a pair of young scholars research the lives of two Victorian poets, they uncover their letters, journals, and poems and track their movements from London to Yorkshire - from spiritualist seances to the fairy-haunted far west of Brittany. What emerges is an extraordinary counterpoint of passion and ideas.

    Regular price: £42.89

    • The Enchanted Castle

    • By: E. Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Jerry, Jimmy, and Kathleen can’t go home for their school holiday because their cousin is sick with measles there. Instead, they stay at Kathleen’s school with the French teacher. One morning, they set out to find adventure. Instead, they find an enchanted place - and magic, too! Walking through a nearby forest, they discover an enormous mansion, where a girl lies asleep in the garden. Although she pretends to be an enchanted princess, she is Mabel, the housekeeper’s niece. But she has a ring that really is magical. It can make the wearer invisible and grant wishes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By Seagull on 05-09-18

    Regular price: £20.39

    • Poison

    • By: Chris Wooding
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    ALA Best Book for Teens recipient Chris Wooding delivers "a twisted fairytale fantasy" (Wooding) sprinkled with marvelous characters and seasoned with incredible plot twists. In the rotting stilt-village of Gull just above the foul-smelling Black Swamp, 16-year-old Poison vows to rescue her kidnapped sister from the phaeries. A wise friend reluctantly provides the money, directions, and ancient lore necessary for her journey. Poison soon encounters the treacherous phaerie lord, the terrifying bone witch, and the deceptive spider queen. But when her reality is completely upended, Poison questions whether she can save anyone.

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Marriage Contract

    • By: Cathy Maxwell
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    When Anne Burnett is forced into a proxy marriage with Aidan Black, a dashing Scottish laird with a reputation for unpredictability, traveling to the wilds of 19th-century Scotland to meet him is only a small concern. Her biggest worry is how to inform her new husband that he is married. Falling in love with his castle and the fierce loyalty Aidan inspires in his people, Anne finds her greatest challenge is yet to come.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Story is enchanting

    • By Christiane on 23-02-08

    Regular price: £40.49

    • Agnes Grey

    • By: Anne Brontë
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    In her daring first novel, the youngest Brontë sister drew upon her own experiences to tell the unvarnished truth about life as a governess. Like Agnes Grey, Anne Bronte was a young middle-class Victorian lady whose family fortunes had faltered. Like so many other unmarried women of the 19th century, Bronte accepted the only "respectable" employment available - and entered a world of hardship, humiliation, and loneliness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful reading

    • By c.silk on 14-09-17

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Proposal

    • The English Garden Series, Book 1
    • By: Lori Wick
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Acclaimed, best-selling author Lori Wick’s The Proposal is a moving tale of Christ’s love at work in early 19th-century London. William Jennings is not married and likes it that way. But when a relative passes away, he is suddenly guardian of three young children. This unexpected development provides him a male heir without the bother of a wife, yet the children quickly become more than he can handle. Finding help from a truly remarkable woman, he learns to see the world in a completely different light.

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Mourning Ruby

    • By: Helen Dunmore
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Helen Dunmore’s novels have been published in 15 countries. She is also a children’s author, short storywriter, prize-winning poet, and the first winner of Britain’s coveted Orange Prize. In Mourning Ruby, she crafts the poignant tale of a woman who, abandoned at birth, builds a loving family of her own. When tragedy strikes, she once again must forge her own history.

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Great Fire

    • A Novel
    • By: Shirley Hazzard
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    This mesmerizing, poetic novel won the 2003 National Book Award for fiction and has earned universal acclaim. Set against the beautiful but tragic landscape of post-World War II Asia, The Great Fire tells a sweeping tale of the search for new beginnings in a world ravaged by tragedy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful wartime novel and beautifully read

    • By HappyLuckyAlix on 17-08-12

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Railway Children

    • By: E. Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Father has suddenly and mysteriously disappeared. Now Mother has moved Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis from London to an old English country house. Missing the hustle and bustle of the city, the children are ecstatic to find that their new home is near a railway station. Making friends with both the porter and the station master is great fun. So is waving to a kindly old gentleman who rides through on the 9:15 every morning. When mother gets sick, it is he to whom they turn for help. And later, when a fortunate twist of fate returns their father to them, they are surprised to find the old gentleman involved once again.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Little Lord Fauntleroy

    • By: Frances Hdogson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Imagine that you are a little boy. Your handsome father is dead, and each day your beautiful mother grows weaker from grief. The two of you have little money, and even less hope for the future. Would you want to give up, or can you be brave? Now a surprising message comes from England. You are heir to a title, a lordship. Soon, you will be on your way to live with a wealthy but grumpy old uncle, whom you have never met. But you are going to live with him in a castle! This is the story of Little Lord Fauntleroy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Commendable performance

    • By Kindle Customer on 06-11-18

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Enchantress of Numbers

    • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 20 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The only legitimate child of Lord Byron, the most brilliant, revered, and scandalous of the Romantic poets, Ada was destined for fame long before her birth. Estranged from Ada's father, who was infamously "mad, bad, and dangerous to know", Ada's mathematician mother is determined to save her only child from her perilous Byron heritage. Banishing fairy tales and make-believe from the nursery, Ada's mother provides her daughter with a rigorous education grounded in mathematics and science.

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Moll Flanders

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Daniel Defoe’s novel is a delightful 18th century classic. Called “the truest realism in English literature” and “the tale of a hot, earthy wench,” it meets both expectations while also offering a remarkable portrayal of an ingenious mind. Moll is born in Newgate prison to a petty thief and is soon left at the mercy of whoever will take her in.

    Regular price: £27.49

    • To the Lighthouse

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    At their second home on the Isle of Skye, the Ramsay family surrounds itself with friends and colleagues. They contend with World War I, family deaths, and hardships both spoken and unspoken. All the while, the lighthouse looms in the distance. Six-year-old James asks his father to take him there, but many years will pass before the voyage begins.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A beacon of light on a sunny afternoon

    • By Welsh Mafia on 30-08-11

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Married in Haste

    • By: Cathy Maxwell
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    Brenn Owen, the new but impoverished Earl of Merton, is looking for a bride: one rich enough to finance his estate. When he meets Tess Hamlin, he sees a woman who is not only wealthy, but a dazzling beauty as well. To his surprise, Tess quickly accepts his proposal. But behind her eagerness lurks a secret she will do anything to hide from him. As the Earl and his bride begin their life together, their path is a passionate one, but far from smooth: haste must give way to patience and understanding.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • No more Cathy Maxwell books for me

    • By Wendy on 24-08-13

    Regular price: £26.29

    • The Rescue

    • The English Garden Series, Book 2
    • By: Lori Wick
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Acclaimed author Lori Wick is one of the best-selling Christian fiction authors in the world, with more than two and a half million copies of her books in print, including The Proposal. When Anne Gardiner slips off a ladder, she falls—quite literally—into the arms of a handsome stranger named Robert Weston. Anne’s father decides the couple must marry immediately, but Robert isn’t entirely fond of that plan.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well read

    • By Audioellie on 28-09-18

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Visitor

    • The English Garden Series, Book 3
    • By: Lori Wick
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Acclaimed author Lori Wick has penned more than two dozen books, which regularly top Christian best-seller lists. More than three and a half million copies of her books are in print. In The Visitor, Alexander Tate temporarily loses his eyesight when thrown from his horse. Cared for by the charming Steele sisters, he grows especially fond of Cassandra, who reads to him each day. But Cassandra fears that Alexander will not love her when he regains his sight. Only by trusting God’s plan can the pair find happiness

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love the clean read.....

    • By Pastor on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £23.79

    • The Moorchild

    • By: Eloise McGraw
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Moql's mother is Folk, one of those tiny fairies who live hidden from mere mortals, and her father is human. Young patrons will empathize as this tiny changeling experiences the fear, sadness, and danger of not belonging. Set against the backdrop of a charming medieval setting, this award-winning audiobook addresses problems that are still, sadly, quite contemporary.

    Regular price: £20.39

    • Bright Shadow

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Young listeners will be enchanted by this wondrous tale of magic and wizardry written by Newbery Medal-winning author Avi. When Morwenna is given the gift of wizardry, she must guard the five wishes she has been granted. She must protect herself and the peasants from vengeful King Ruthvin. Virginia Leishman’s spellbinding voice coupled with Avi’s mesmerizing story make this magical audiobook a must-listen.

    Regular price: £13.59