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    • A Rural Affair

    • By: Catherine Alliott
    • Narrated by: Alison Reid
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 137

    Newly widowed Poppy Shilling should be feeling distraught at the death of her husband, Phil. But, instead, she can’t help feeling relieved. No longer will she have to endure Phil’s iron fist ruling over her and their two young children, or his unfortunate penchant for Lycra cycling wear. And when a secret is revealed after his death, Poppy’s memories of their life together are turned upside down. Freed from her loveless marriage, Poppy is determined not to make the same mistakes again. As she embraces village life to the full, will Poppy have the courage to follow her heart? It’s time for a new beginning, and a chance to discover what real love feels like…Alison Reid reads this hilarious, heartwarming novel from bestselling author Catherine Alliott.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a rural affair

    • By Jean on 16-11-12

    Regular price: £19.69

    • My Husband Next Door

    • By: Catherine Alliott
    • Narrated by: Alison Reid
    • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    Separated in every way but distance, Sebastian resides in an outhouse across the lawn from his ex-wife Ella's ramshackle farmhouse. With a home crowded by hostile teenaged children and gender-confused chickens, Ella finds comfort in the company of the very charming gardener, Ludo. Then Sebastian decides to move on, catching Ella horribly unawares. How much longer can she hide from what really destroyed her marriage... and the secret she continues to keep?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • easy listening & entertaining

    • By ellie on 09-07-14

    Regular price: £20.99

    • Skinny Dip

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 108

    Joey Perrone is a woman with a mission. She's just been pushed overboard from a cruise liner by Chaz, her scumbag husband, and survived to tell the tale. But rather than reporting the crime to the police, she decides to stay dead and instead of getting mad, get even. Filled with a host of endearingly offbeat characters, and a narrative that is hilarious, romantic and thought-provoking by turns, Skinny Dip takes us on a journey through the warped politics of southern Florida.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Acerbic wit and social critique

    • By P1969 on 21-02-15

    Regular price: £9.19

    • The Polar Bear Explorers' Club

    • By: Alex Bell
    • Narrated by: Dan Bottomley
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Join Stella Starflake Pearl and her three fellow explorers as they trek across the snowy Icelands and come face-to-face with frost fairies, snow queens, outlaw hideouts, unicorns, pygmy dinosaurs and carnivorous cabbages.... When Stella and three other junior explorers get separated from their expedition, will they be able to cross the frozen wilderness and live to tell the tale?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exciting

    • By David on 13-07-18

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Sick Puppy

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Idealistic, independently wealthy, and pathologically short-tempered, Twilly Spree has dedicated himself to saving Florida's wilderness from runaway destruction. When Palmer Stoat drops litter, Twilly decides to teach him a lesson.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sick characters!

    • By Grandi on 24-09-16

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Osbert the Avenger

    • Tales from Schwartzgarten, Book 1
    • By: Christopher William Hill
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Meet Osbert Brinkhoff, the unlikeliest of avengers. His is a tale of dark delights and ghastly goings-on, of injustice and revenge. The villains are vicious. The settings are sinister. And good does NOT always prevail.... If you prefer cleavers to kittens and fiends to fairies...then welcome to the dark, hilarious world of Schwartzgarten.

    Regular price: £14.69

    • Nature Girl

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Honey Santana is determined to set up her own tour business, paddling tourists around the Florida Everglades in ocean kayaks. The result is a kayaking trip from hell, and an unplanned overnight stay on Dismal Key, one of the Everglades' islands.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • hilarious

    • By Vyonne on 06-05-10

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Black Water Rising

    • By: Attica Locke
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    On a dark night, out on the Houston bayou to celebrate his wife’s birthday, Jay Porter hears a scream. Saving a distressed woman from drowning, he opens a Pandora’s Box. Not the lawyer he set out to be, Jay long ago made peace with his radical youth, tucked away his darkest sins and resolved to make a fresh start. His impulsive act out on the bayou is heroic, but it puts Jay in danger, ensnaring him in a murder investigation that could cost him is practice, his family and even his life.

    Regular price: £19.79

    • The Cutting Season

    • By: Attica Locke
    • Narrated by: Lachele Carl
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Just after dawn Caren walks the grounds of Belle Vie, the historic plantation house in Louisiana that she has managed for the past four years. Today she sees nothing unusual, apart from some ground that has been dug by the fence bordering the sugar cane fields. Assuming an animal has been out after dark, she asks the gardener to tidy it up. Not long after, he calls her to say it's something else. Something terrible. A young woman lying face down in a shallow grave, her throat cut clean.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not the best buy...

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-11-12

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Star Island

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Twenty-two-year-old pop star Cherry Pye is attempting a comeback from her latest drug and alcohol disaster. Ann DeLusia is Cherry’s ‘undercover stunt double’, standing in for Cherry whenever the singer is too wasted to go out in public. But, one night, Ann-as-Cherry is mistakenly kidnapped from a Miami hotel by an obsessed paparazzo named Bang Abbott. Now the challenge for Cherry’s handlers is to rescue Ann while keeping her existence secret from the public.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not one of Hiaasen's best

    • By Michele on 21-07-13

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Soldiers' Wives

    • By: Fiona Field
    • Narrated by: Charlie Sanderson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Chrissie finds solace in her career as a medic in the regiment, but will love for a married man prove her undoing? Maddy is bogged down with a fretful baby and a super-ambitious officer husband. Will she be able to stand life as a regimental wife? And then there’s bad girl Jenna, who doesn't believe in rules and regulations. Will she destroy her husband's career? Or will it destroy her?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Megmon on 30-03-15

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Spacejackers

    • By: Huw Powell
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Abandoned as a baby on the planet Remota, deep in the seventh solar system, Jake Cutler lives a sheltered life. But all that changes when his home is invaded by ruthless space pirates. Soon Jake is on the run with the suspicious-looking crew of a spaceship called the Dark Horse. Forced to contend with zero-gravity, shipwrecks and black holes, Jake must discover the truth about his past before he is hunted down and caught.

    Regular price: £15.69

    • Barkus

    • By: Patricia Maclachlan
    • Narrated by: Lori Gardner
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Meet Barkus. Barkus is well-trained. Barkus is loyal. Barkus is generous. Barkus is family. The exuberant Barkus and his lucky young owner jump, whirl, and twirl across this delightful series from the award-winning Patricia MacLachlan.

    Regular price: £9.99