When Helene Hanff makes an innocent inquiry about the possibility of purchasing hard-to-find books through Marks and Co., Booksellers, she begins a 20-year love affair with Frank Doel, the proper English bookseller who answers her letter and sends along her first order in the fall of 1949. They are two very unlikely correspondents: she a cranky Jewish New Yorker who writes TV scripts and lives in a messy apartment on East 95th Street; he a determinedly courteous middle-class Englishman who sends her beautifully bound and often obscure antiquarian books from the shop he manages on Charing Cross Road in London. The letters, written between 1949 and 1969, capture the period and pay tribute to the special kind of reader who treasures a well-worn classic.
©1970 Helen Hanff (P)1993 Recorded Books, LLC
Audie Award, Distinguished Achievement in Production, 2015 A full-cast audio edition of a perennial favorite - The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, which has sold over one million copies. Special content in this edition includes the story behind The Graveyard Book, written and performed by Neil Gaiman. The Graveyard Book is the winner of the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal (the only novel to ever win both awards), the Hugo Award for Best Novel, the Locus Award for Young Adult Book, and Audiobook of the Year. This full-cast audio edition is performed by Neil Gaiman, Derek Jacobi, Robert Madge, Clare Corbett, Miriam Margolyes, Andrew Scott, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Emilia Fox, Reece Shearsmith, Lenny Henry, Elizabeth Bennett, Allan Corduner, Sean Baker, Tim Dann, Adjoa Andoh, Jenny Gannon, Dan Weyman, and Daniel Brocklebank. Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack - who has already killed Bod's family
. Magical, terrifying, and filled with breathtaking adventures, The Graveyard Book by beloved master storyteller Neil Gaiman is sure to enthrall listeners of all ages.
©2008 Neil Gaiman (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers
Un suspense psychologique en forme de puzzle où la névrose et les obsessions mènent un jeu aussi pervers qu'envoûtant. Rachel prend le train deux fois par jour pour aller à Londres. Chaque jour, elle observe, lors d'un arrêt, une jolie maison en contrebas de la voie ferrée. Elle a même donné un nom à ses occupants, qu'elle voit derrière la vitre : Jason et Jess. Un couple qu'elle imagine parfait, heureux, comme Rachel a pu l'être par le passé avec son mari, avant qu'il ne la trompe et la quitte. Jusqu'à ce matin où Rachel voit un autre homme que Jason à la fenêtre. Jess tromperait-elle son mari ? Quelques jours plus tard, elle découvre la photo de Jess dans les journaux : de son vrai nom Megan Hipwell, la jeune femme a mystérieusement disparu... Avec ce thriller psychologique exceptionnel, Paula Hawkins fait figure de révélation de l'année.
©2015 Doubleday (Transworld Publishers) / Paula Hawkins / Sonatine (P)2015 Audiolib
From the New York Times best-selling author of Me Before You, a spellbinding love story of two women separated by a century but united in their determination to fight for what they love most
France, 1916: Artist Edouard Lefevre leaves his young wife, Sophie, to fight at the front. When their small town falls to the Germans in the midst of World War I, Edouard's portrait of Sophie draws the eye of the new Kommandant. As the officer's dangerous obsession deepens, Sophie will risk everything - her family, her reputation, and her life - to see her husband again.
Almost a century later, Sophie's portrait is given to Liv Halston by her young husband shortly before his sudden death. A chance encounter reveals the painting's true worth, and a battle begins for who its legitimate owner is - putting Liv's belief in what is right to the ultimate test.
Like Sarah Blake's The Postmistress and Tatiana de Rosnay's Sarah's Key, The Girl You Left Behind is a breathtaking story of love, loss, and sacrifice told with Moyes's signature ability to capture our hearts.
©2013 Jojo Moyes (P)2013 Penguin Audio
A superb science fiction adventure set in the rubble of a ruined universe, this is a deep space heist story of kidnap, betrayal, alien artifacts, and revenge. The galaxy has seen great empires rise and fall. Planets have shattered and been remade. Among the ruins of alien civilizations, building our own from the rubble, humanity still thrives. And there are vast fortunes to be made, if you know where to find them.... Captain Rackamore and his crew do. It's their business to find the tiny, enigmatic worlds that have been hidden away, booby-trapped, surrounded by layers of protection - and to crack them open for the ancient relics and barely remembered technologies inside. But while they ply their risky trade with integrity, not everyone is so scrupulous. Adrana and Fura Ness are the newest members of Rackamore's crew, signed on to save their family from bankruptcy. Only Rackamore has enemies, and there might be more waiting for them in space than adventure and fortune: the fabled and feared Bosa Sennen in particular. Revenger is a science fiction adventure story set in the rubble of our solar system in the dark, distant future - a tale of space pirates, buried treasure, and phantom weapons, of unspeakable hazards and single-minded heroism...and of vengeance.
©2016 Alastair Reynolds (P)2017 Hachette Audio
Amare non significa possedere in maniera esclusiva, limitare la libertà del partner o escludersi dalla vita del mondo; al contrario, l'amore può aprirsi all'intero universo, spalancando inattese prospettive. Un trattato sull'amore che insegna a sviluppare la propria personalità e raggiungere la pienezza affettiva.
©2016 Mondadori (P)2020 Mondadori
Can you fall in love with someone before you've even met? Seren MacArthur is living a life she never intended. Trying to save the Cornish seaside business her late father built - while grieving for his loss - she has put her own dreams on hold and is struggling. Until she discovers a half-finished seaglass star on her favourite beach during an early morning walk. When she completes the star, she sets into motion a chain of events that will steal her heart and challenge everything she believes. Jack Dixon is trying to secure a better life for daughter Nessie and himself. Left a widower and homeless when his wife died, he's just about keeping their heads above water. Finding seaglass stars completed on Gwithian beach is a bright spark that slowly rekindles his hope. Seren and Jack are searching for their missing pieces. But when they meet in real life, it's on the opposing sides of a battle. Jack is managing the redevelopment of a local landmark, and Seren is leading the community campaign to save it. Both have reason to fight - Seren for the cause her father believed in, Jack for his livelihood. But only one can win. With so much at stake, will they ever find what they are really looking for? Miranda Dickinson's Somewhere Beyond the Sea is a sparkling tale of love, life and finding magic where you least expect it. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2018 Miranda Dickinson (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio
L'histoire hallucinante de la célèbre start-up Theranos dans le livre de l'année selon le Washington Post : Bad Blood : Scandale Theranos, secrets et mensonges au cur de la Silicon Valley. La start-up promettait une révolution dans la sphère médicale. Elizabeth Holmes, la fondatrice de Theranos, était tellement passionnée par la médecine préventive qu'elle avait laissé tomber ses études à Stanford pour créer une entreprise au service de l'humanité : sa technologie "novatrice et intelligente" consistait à recueillir toutes les analyses sanguines à l'aide d'un seul petit prélèvement au bout du doigt. Elizabeth était nommée comme l'une des "Cinq entrepreneurs visionnaires en passe de changer le monde" et "La plus jeune self-made-woman à devenir milliardaire" par de nombreux médias et a suscité un énorme intérêt du public. Une goutte de sang capillaire est suffisante pour faire des analyses justes, disait-elle. Tout le monde avait envie d'y croire, mais un petit détail a tout gâché : la technologie Theranos ne fonctionnait pas ! Dans ce livre audio John Carreyrou, l'auteur de Bad Blood, journaliste d'investigation au Wall Street Journal, deux fois lauréat du prix Pulitzer dévoile tous les secrets de Theranos. Pendant l'écoute vous apprendrez : l'entreprise a-t-elle eu la moindre chance de créer l'appareil révolutionnaire ; comment Elizabeth Holmes gagnait la confiance des investisseurs et gardait Theranos en vie pendant des années sans éveiller de soupçons ; l'entreprise était-elle créée pour une bonne cause et est tombé dans les ténèbres au fil du temps ou était-elle un mensonge depuis sa création. Bad Blood raconte l'histoire captivante du plus gros scandale industriel depuis Enron, à travers un récit édifiant tissé autour de promesses imprudentes et de l'ivresse financière de la Silicon Valley.
©2019 Original title: "Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup". John Carreyrou, Larousse pour l'édition française (P)2020 ABP Éditions
Five hundred years of colonization have taken an incalculable toll on the Indigenous peoples of the Americas: substance-use disorders and shockingly high rates of depression, diabetes, and other chronic health conditions brought on by genocide and colonial control. With passionate logic and chillingly clear prose, author and educator Suzanne Methot uses history, human development, and her own and others stories to trace the roots of Indigenous cultural dislocation and community breakdown in an original and provocative examination of the long-term effects of colonization. But all is not lost. Methot also shows how we can come back from this with Indigenous ways of knowing lighting the way.
Bespeak Audio Editions brings Canadian voices to the world with audiobook editions of some of the countrys greatest works of literature, performed by Canadian actors.
©2019 Suzanne Methot (P)2019 ECW Press
Written for audio format, this collection of six science fiction stories draw on themes of arrival, discovery and destination. Commissioned especially for Audible, and narrated by outstanding performers, these stories evoke the traditional storytelling of West African Jali as the unknown and distant are brought to life for audiences. In this collection Chris Beckett and An Owomoyela use the theme of 'discovery' to shape tales of searching; Nikesh Shukla and Lauren Beukes consider 'destination' in stories of finding a home; and Ken Liu and Paul Cornell each discuss 'arrival'. Jali is one of three short story collections written by our favourite best-selling novelists and emerging authors, and curated based on the themes of arrival, discovery and destination. Bard collates contemporary fiction while Skald features six crime stories. This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all 6 episodes to your Library now.
©2018 Audible, Ltd. (P)2018 Audible, Ltd.
After conquering all of Hesse, creating a devilish new dungeon, and establishing himself as the villain that everyone loves to hate, Lucas decides to continue his quest to create new content by taking over as a dungeon master on the mainland. Unlike the dominant force on the island he left behind, however, the once-mighty Imperium only controls a single capital city in a rapidly shrinking territory, leaving a group of scheming nobles to bicker among themselves and fight over scraps of land. Seen as an upstart and rabble-rouser, Lucas is instantly shunned and must struggle to find somewhere to begin building his new base. Now, after declaring himself the enemy of every man in the city, and with every player in the region hunting his head to claim the bounty placed there, Lucas has to decide which allies he can trust as he fights to stay alive long enough to establish a new lair and gain a foothold in a hostile land. Introducing new monsters, a curious new group member, and flashy new spells, this gamelit litRPG adventure follows Lucas as he writes his own story as the greatest villain the game world has ever known. "Another amazing chapter of the Heroic Villain story from Charles Dean. An enthralling story by an author who just keeps hitting homeruns!" (Dave Willmarth, writer of the Greystone Chronicles) This book is brought to you from the author of the litRPG series War Aeternus, The Bathrobe Knight, and The Merchant of Tiqpa.
©2019 Charles Dean (P)2019 Charles Dean
Ever wondered what happened to your first love? Imagine bumping into them 12 years later and realizing you still fancy them rotten. That's exactly what happens to Dig Ryan when he sees Delilah again.
Now imagine you're Nadine. You and Dig have been best friends for 15 years. And you've finally realized that you're in love with him. So when Delilah - who was always your nemesis - returns, you're mad with jealousy and can't help behaving childishly...like phoning Phil just to get your own first love back....
Thirtynothing is a story of ex-boyfriends, ex-girlfriends, and friends dabbling with yesterday when they should really be thinking about today.
©2000 Lisa Jewell (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Lucy and Jake live in a house by a field where the sun burns like a ball of fire. Lucy has set her career aside in order to devote her life to the children, to their finely tuned routine, and to the house itself, which comforts her like an old, sly friend. But then a man calls one afternoon with a shattering message: His wife has been having an affair with Lucy's husband, Jake. The revelation marks a turning point: Lucy and Jake decide to stay together but make a special arrangement designed to even the score and save their marriage - she will hurt him three times. As the couple submits to a delicate game of crime and punishment, Lucy herself begins to change, surrendering to a transformation of both mind and body from which there is no return. Told in dazzling, musical prose, The Harpy is a dark, staggering fairy tale, at once mythical and otherworldly and fiercely contemporary. It is a novel of love, marriage and its failures, of power, control and revenge, of metamorphosis and renewal.
©2020 Megan Hunter (P)2020 Recorded Books
The judge has spoken...everyone must die. When a killer starts murdering lawyers in a prestigious law firm, and every lead takes them to a dead end, Detective Chief Inspector Whitney Walker finds herself grappling for a motive. What links these deaths, and why use a lethal injection? Alongside forensic psychologist, Dr. Georgina Cavendish, they close in on the killer, while all the while trying to not let their personal lives get in the way of the investigation. For fans of Rachel Abbott, Angela Marsons, and M A Comley, Final Verdict is the sixth book in the Cavendish & Walker crime fiction series.
©2020 Sally Rigby (P)2020 Podium Audio
The Spanish House is a mixture of designs, Georgian, Gothic and Moorish, as if whoever started it had simply got bored. It has long been known as an architectural folly to locals, and is now nearly derelict to boot. When its reclusive owner dies intestate, the Spanish House is left to his city-dwelling niece. For Isabel, recently widowed, the house is a potential lifeline - the only hope she has of providing for her two children without having to sell her most treasured possession. But for neighbour Matt McCarthy, the house is revenge - on the family who ruined his father. For his wife it's the key to the perfect family life, while a struggling property developer sees in it a whole new future. As desires clash and intertwine, lives and loves are demolished - and the Spanish House becomes a true folly indeed...
©2008 Jojo Moyes (P)2008 WF Howes Ltd
How far would you go to find The One? A simple DNA test is all it takes. Just a quick mouth swab, and soon, you'll be matched with your perfect partner - the one you're genetically made for. That's the promise made by Match Your DNA. A decade ago, the company announced that they had found the gene that pairs each of us with our soul mate. Since then, millions of people around the world have been matched. But the discovery has its downsides: Test results have led to the breakup of countless relationships and upended the traditional ideas of dating, romance, and love. Now, five very different people have received the notification that they've been "Matched". They're each about to meet their one true love. But "happily ever after" isn't guaranteed for everyone. Because even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking than others.... A word-of-mouth hit in the United Kingdom, The One is a fascinating novel that shows how even the simplest discoveries can have complicated consequences.
©2018 John Marrs (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2019 From the award-winning author of Grief Is the Thing with Feathers comes a dark, playful, propulsive novel about an ethereal young boy who attracts the attention of a mythical, menacing force. There's a village an hour from London. It's no different from many others today: one pub, one church, red-brick cottages, some public housing, and a few larger houses dotted about. Voices rise up, as they might anywhere, speaking of loving and needing and working and dying and walking the dogs. This village belongs to the people who live in it, to the land, and to the land's past. It also belongs to Dead Papa Toothwort, a fabled figure local schoolchildren used to draw green and leafy, choked by tendrils growing out of his mouth, who awakens after a glorious nap. He is listening to this 21st-century village, to its symphony of talk: drunken confessions, gossip traded on the street corner, fretful conversations in living rooms. He is listening, intently, for a mischievous, enchanting boy whose parents have recently made the village their home: Lanny. With Lanny, Max Porter extends the potent and magical space he created in Grief Is the Thing with Feathers. This brilliant novel will enrapture listeners with its anarchic energy, with its bewitching tapestry of fabulism and domestic drama. Lanny is a ringing defense of creativity, spirit, and the generative forces that often seem under assault in the contemporary world, and it solidifies Porter's reputation as one of the most daring and sensitive writers of his generation.
©2019 Max Porter (P)2019 Penguin Random House Canada
Youre riding in your self-driving car when suddenly the doors lock, the route changes and you have lost all control. Then, a mysterious voice tells you, You are going to die.
Just as self-driving cars become the trusted, safer norm, eight people find themselves in this terrifying situation, including a faded TV star, a pregnant young woman, an abused wife fleeing her husband, an illegal immigrant, a husband and wife, and a suicidal man.
From cameras hidden in their cars, their panic is broadcast to millions of people around the world. But the public will show their true colors when they are asked, "Which of these people should we save? ...And who should we kill first?"
Read by Clare Corbett, Roy McMillan, Tom Bateman, Shaheen Khan, Kristin Atherton, and Patience Tomlinson
©2019 John Marrs (P)2019 Penguin Audio
Despite his early death from tuberculosis at the age of 44, Chekhov was a prolific writer and produced more than 250 short stories in addition to several novellas and a novel. The Russian was also a practicing doctor. A celebrated playwright, Anton Chekhov is often recognised as an influential figure of early modernism of the theatre in addition to being held in high esteem by the likes of George Bernard Shaw and Virginia Woolf, although much praise was not as forthcoming until after his death in 1904. This collection features three plays. Dark comedy The Seagull, is the first of what are considered his 'major plays'. Three Sisters tells the story of a trio of sisters lonely after their father dies and The Cherry Orchard has a dual comedy and tragedy narrative. The Seagull Written in 1895 and a master class in the art and power of subtext, The Seagull follows the romantic and artistic conflicts between its four main characters, all dissatisfied with life. Some desire love. Some desire success. Some desire artistic genius. No one seems able to attain happiness. Tragic and often darkly comic, The Seagull is a timeless classic and an early exercise in addressing the pitfalls of depression and lack of satisfaction in life and purpose. Full cast: Samantha Bond, Catrin Stewart, Freddie Fox, Anthony Howell, Katherine Kingsley, John Rowe, Rachel Atkins, Hugh Ross, Nick Boulton, Stephen Critchlow. Three Sisters After the death of their father, his three daughters find it very hard to live in a drab Russian provincial town. The presence of a company of army officers is the only thing that makes their existence bearable, though inevitable drama, competition and failure lead to confusion and pain, as life doesn't turn out quite to plan for the sisters. Full cast: Samatha Bond, Freddie Fox, Katherine Kingsley, Alison Pettitt, Catrin Stewart, Clare Corbett, Nick Boulton, Stephen Critchlow, Anthony Howell, Richard Reed, Hugh Ross, John Rowe. The Cherry Orchard In Chekhov's last play, a widowed landowner returns home more or less insolvent after five years abroad. Everything appears just as she remembers it, but hers is a diminishing world. The vast and beautiful cherry orchard is soon to be sold off against her mounting debts. The insistent warnings of a peasant's son turned wealthy businessman go unheeded, and more than the family estate is sacrificed. Full cast: Samatha Bond, Freddie Fox, Hugh Ross, Georgie Grier, Clare Corbett, Richard Reed, Stephen Critchlow, Katherine Kingsley, Nick Boulton, Anthony Howell, Alison Pettitt, John Rowe. This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all 3 episodes to your Library now.
Public Domain (P)2016 Audible, Ltd.
The New York Times best seller and USA Today Book of the Year, soon to be a major motion picture starring Emily Blunt. The debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives. Every day the same Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She's even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. Until today And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?
©2016 Paula Hawkins (P)2016 Penguin Audio
Okay y'all, it's spooky season, and my November Reese's Book Club X Hello Sunshine book pick - The Other Woman by Sandie Jones - has one of the most twisted and entertaining plots. When Emily meets Adam, she thinks she's found the one - but it's not long before another woman tries to ruin their relationship. And folks...that woman is HIS MOTHER. I can't wait for y'all to finish it because I NEED to discuss that ending with you! X Reese The Reese Witherspoon X Hello Sunshine Book Club pick for November and USA Today best seller The Other Woman by Sandie Jones is the most twisty, addictive, and unpausable debut audio thriller you'll hear this year. He loves you: Adam adores Emily. Emily thinks Adams perfect, the man she thought shed never meet. But she loves you not: Lurking in the shadows is a rival, a woman who shares a deep bond with the man she loves. And she'll stop at nothing: Emily chose Adam, but she didnt choose his mother, Pammie. Theres nothing a mother wouldnt do for her son, and now Emily is about to find out just how far Pammie will go to get what she wants: Emily gone forever. The Other Woman will have you questioning her in every chapter. This program includes a bonus conversation with the author.
©2018 Sandra Sargent (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio
Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway has excavated a body from the grounds of Norwich Castle, a forbidding edifice that was once a prison. She believes the body may be that of infamous Victorian murderess Jemima Green. Called Mother Hook for her claw-like hand, Jemima was hanged in 1867 for the murder of five children in her care. DCI Harry Nelson has no time for long-dead killers. Immersed in the case of three infants found dead, one after the other, in their Kings Lynn home, hes convinced that a family member is responsible, though others on his team think differently. Then a child goes missing. Could the abduction be linked to the long-dead Mother Hook? Ruth is pulled into the case, and back towards Nelson.
©2014 Elly Griffiths (P)2014 Quercus Publishing plc
Experience the classic tale of The Wind in the Willows as youve never heard it before. Meet Lady Toad, Mistress Badger, Miss Water Rat and Mrs Mole as they go about their adventures, messing around on the river, gallivanting in Lady Toads shiny new toy and fighting valiantly to save Toad Hall from unruly squatters. In this retelling by Dina Gregory, The Wind in the Willows becomes a story about a group of female animals to be admired for their close sisterhood and fierce independence. Featuring original music and songs by Rosabella Gregory and sound effects captured on location, put your headphones on, sit back and lose yourself in the British countryside. Cover artwork and illustrations: Melissa Castrillon.
Public Domain (P)2020 Audible, Ltd
The gripping sequel to the Locus award-winning science-fiction adventure, Revenger, tells a story of obsession and betrayal as two sisters hunt for the greatest treasure in the universe. Adrana and Fura Ness have finally been reunited, but both have changed beyond recognition. Once desperate for adventure, now, Adrana is haunted by her enslavement on the feared pirate Bosa Sennen's ship. And rumors of Bosa Sennen's hidden cache of treasure have ensnared her sister, Fura, into single-minded obsession. Neither is safe; because the galaxy wants Bosa Sennen dead, and they don't care if she's already been killed. They'll happily take whoever is flying her ship. Shadow Captain is a desperate story of cursed ships, vengeful corporations, and alien artifacts, of daring escapes and wealth beyond imagining...and of betrayal.
©2019 Alastair Reynolds (P)2019 Hachette Audio
Winner, Earphones Award 2020 Has the Lenchester Strangler returned? When a murderer leaves a familiar pink scarf as his calling card, Detective Chief Inspector Whitney Walker is forced to dig into a cold case, not sure if she's looking for a killer or a copycat. With a growing pile of bodies, and no clues, she turns to forensic psychologist Dr. Georgina Cavendish despite their relationship being at an all-time low. Can they overcome the bad blood between them to solve the unsolvable? For fans of Rachel Abbott, Angela Marsons, and M A Comley, Last Breath is the fifth book in the Cavendish & Walker crime fiction series. Includes a special bonus note from the author.
©2020 Sally Rigby (P)2020 Podium Audio
Indulge in the perfect winter's day treat and escape to the snow-fringed fjords of Norway with The Christmas Lights, a delicious tale full of drama and mystery, heartache and hope by Sunday Times best seller Karen Swan. Bo lives a life most people can only dream of. She and her boyfriend Zac are paid to travel the globe, sharing their adventures with their online followers. And when Zac proposes, Bo's happiness is complete. With Christmas coming up, Bo can't wait to head to the snow-fringed fjords of Norway. Arriving at the picturesque and remote hillside farmhouse that will be their home for the next few weeks, Bo's determined to enjoy a romantic Christmas under the Northern Lights. Everything should be perfect but the mountains hold secrets from the past and as temperatures plunge and tensions rise, Bo must face up to the fact that a life which looks perfect to the outside world may not be the life she should be living....
©2018 Karen Swan (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio
Someone has a secret. A secret worth killing for.... When a series of suicides, linked to the Wellness Spirit Centre, turn out to be murder, it brings together DCI Whitney Walker and forensic psychologist Dr Georgina Cavendish for another investigation. But as they delve deeper, they come across a tangle of secrets and the very real risk that the killer will strike again. As the clock ticks down, the only way forward is to infiltrate the centre. But the outcome is disastrous, in more ways than one. For fans of Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and M A Comley, Lethal Secret is the fourth book in the Cavendish & Walker crime fiction series. Includes a special bonus note from the author.
©2019 Sally Rigby (P)2020 Podium Audio
Three gripping crime fiction thrillers featuring DCI Whitney Walker and forensic psychologist Dr. Georgina Cavendish. Deadly Games A killer's playing cat and mouse - and winning. DCI Whitney Walkers in trouble. Shes threatened with demotion if she screws up another case. So, when a killer starts murdering female students, its a chance to redeem herself. Forensic psychologist, Dr Georgina Cavendish, has spent her life inside the university walls, but when one of her students is murdered, she steps out from behind the textbooks and puts her skills to the test. The two headstrong women join forces to stop the killer. But sparks fly when real world policing meets academic theory, and its not a pretty sight. Fatal Justice A vigilante is on the loose, dishing out their kind of justice. A string of mutilated bodies sees DCI Whitney Walker back in action. But when she discovers the victims have all been grooming young girls, she fears a vigilante is on the loose. And while she understands the motive, no one is above the law. Once again, she turns to forensic psychologist, Dr. Georgina Cavendish, to unravel the cryptic clues. But will they be able to save the next victim from a gruesome death? Death Track Catch the train if you dare
After a teenage boy is found dead on a Lenchester train, Detective Chief Inspector Whitney Walker believes theyre being targeted by the notorious Carriage Killer, who chooses a local rail network, commits four murders, and moves on. Against her wishes, Walkers boss brings in officers from another force to help the investigation and prevent more deaths, but shes forced to defend her team against this outside interference. Dr. Georgina Cavendish is by her side in an attempt to bring to an end this killing spree. But how can they get into the mind of a killer who has already killed twelve times in two years without leaving behind a single clue?
©2019 Sally Rigby (P)2020 Podium Audio
Late Victorian London. When the most respectable of Scottish businessmen is pulled, dead, from the Thames, his daughter is drawn into an investigation which reveals a whole world of secrets and corruption and leads all the way to the tragic truth behind the ghostly legend of The Darkwater Bride in an epic drama combining the genres of the Victorian mystery thriller with the equally classic Victorian mode of the ghostly tale. Featuring: Rachel Atkins, Amy Cooke-Hodgson, Clare Corbett, Stephen Critchlow, Donal Finn,Jamie Glover, Peter Gold, Joel Gorf, Chris Grahamson, Edward Harrison, David Holt, Frances Jeater, Yolanda Kettle, Fiz Marcus, Freya Mavor,Gerard McDermott, Nina Millns, James Parkes, Richard Reed, Adrian Scarborough, Lizzie Stables, Mark Straker, Ben Whitehead, Sarah Whitehouse and Sarah-Louise Young.
©2018 Audible, Ltd (P)2018 Audible, Ltd
An Almost Perfect Holiday is a warm and witty story of friendship, family and hope, by the Sunday Times best seller Lucy Diamond, author of The Beach Cafe and Summer at Shell Cottage. The holidays are here, and down in Cornwall Lornas cottages are fully booked. The sun loungers are lined up beside the swimming pool, the sky is blue and a new set of arrivals are on their way.... Ems planned the perfect break with her teenagers plus her new boyfriend, George...but now his difficult six-year-old is coming too. Will their romance survive the realities of parenthood? Maggies hoping a seaside holiday will bring her and her daughter closer together, but when her ex makes a surprise reappearance, it changes everything. Can she trust the man who broke her heart? Olivia has escaped the domestic grind, only for the past to catch up with her. Maybe the time has come to confess all - if she can find the courage.... Meanwhile, the teenagers are running wild and love is in the air. With friendship, heartache and secrets in the mix, will this holiday turn out to be a scorcher - or simply too hot to handle?
©2019 Lucy Diamond (P)2019 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd
Number-one New York Times best-selling author Sophie Kinsella returns with another laugh-out-loud Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) adventure: a hilarious road trip through the American West to Las Vegas.
Becky is on a major rescue mission through the American West to Las Vegas! Her father has vanished from Los Angeles on a mysterious quest with the husband of Beckys best friend, Suze. Beckys mum is hysterical; Suze is flat-out desperate. Worse, Becky must tolerate an enemy along for the ride, who she's convinced is up to no good.
Determined to get to the bottom of why her dad has disappeared, help Suze, contain the dreaded Alicia, and reunite her fractured family, Becky knows she must marshal all her trademark ingenuity. The result: her most outrageous and daring plan yet!
But just when her family needs her more than ever, can Becky pull it off?
Praise for Shopaholic to the Rescue:
Full of gags, sparkling dialogue and beautifully drawn characters.... Its a real treat to be reunited with the eminently loveable, incredibly ditzy and fiercely loyal Shopaholic protagonist Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood). (Daily Mail)
Will Bex and best friend Suze ever make up? Will Beckys old nemesis, banker Derek Smeath, finish his memoir? Why cant our beloved Shopaholic seem to spend any money, even on a $2.50 pencil?... This is escapism that will make you giggle out loud. (USA Today)
Readers cant help but be delighted. Kinsella never once loses Beckys voice and heart, which is one of the joys of the Shopaholic series. (Publishers Weekly)
Full of Beckys outrageous ideas, including a heist à la Oceans Eleven, this novel does not disappoint.... Kinsella adds a mystery and twists and turns at every corner in this latest work while maintaining Beckys signature voice. (Library Journal)
©2015 Sophie Kinsella (P)2015 Random House Audio
A haunting domestic drama about families and secrets, perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, Shalini Boland and Lisa Jewell. Shell never forget...Ill never forgive. People always notice my daughter, Isobel. How could they not? Incredibly beautiful...until she speaks. An unsettling little-girl voice, exactly like a childs, but from the mouth of a full-grown woman. Izzie might look grown up, but inside shes trapped. Caught in the day it happened...the day that broke her from within. Our family fell apart that day, and we never could pick up the pieces....
©2018 Lucy Dawson (P)2018 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
The thrilling finale to the Revenger Trilogy tells a desperate tale of greed, piracy, shadow governments, and ancient secrets that could unravel all of civilization. The Ness sisters ran away from home to become the most fearsome pirates in the 20,000 worlds of the Congregation. They've plundered treasures untold, taken command of their own ship, and made plenty of enemies. But now they're being hunted for crimes they didn't commit by a fleet whose crimes are worse than their own. To stay one step ahead of their pursuers and answer the questions that have plagued them, they'll have to employ every dirty, piratical trick in the book.... Check out more by Alastair Reynolds! The Revenger Trilogy: Revenger Shadow Captain Bone Silence
©2020 Alastair Reynolds (P)2020 Orbit
Dark, twisty and full of characters youll love to hate, The Nanny is the perfect read for a chilly winters night. (Ruth Ware, New York Times best-selling author) The Nanny kept me in white-knuckled suspense until the very last page. Gilly Macmillans breakout thriller is a dark and twisted version of Downton Abbey gone very, very wrong. (Tess Gerritsen, New York Times best-selling author) The New York Times best-selling author of What She Knew conjures a dark and unpredictable tale of family secrets that explores the lengths people will go to hurt one another. When her beloved nanny, Hannah, left without a trace in the summer of 1988, seven-year-old Jocelyn Holt was devastated. Haunted by the loss, Jo grew up bitter and distant, and eventually left her parents and Lake Hall, their faded aristocratic home, behind. Thirty years later, Jo returns to the house and is forced to confront her troubled relationship with her mother. But when human remains are accidentally uncovered in a lake on the estate, Jo begins to question everything she thought she knew. Then an unexpected visitor knocks on the door and Jos world is destroyed again. Desperate to piece together the gaping holes in her memory, Jo must uncover who her nanny really was, why she left, and if she can trust her own mother.... In this compulsively listenable tale of secrets, lies, and deception, Gilly Macmillan explores the darkest impulses and desires of the human heart. Diabolically clever, The Nanny reminds us that sometimes the truth hurts so much youd rather hear the lie.
©2019 Gilly Macmillan (P)2019 HarperAudio
Number one New York Times best-selling author Sophie Kinsella returns to her beloved Shopaholic series with Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) newly arrived in Hollywood and starry-eyed. She and her two-year-old daughter, Minnie, have relocated to L.A. to join Becky's husband, Luke, who is there to handle PR for famous actress Sage Seymour. Becky can't wait to start living the A-list lifestyle, complete with celebrity sightings, yoga retreats, and shopping trips to Rodeo Drive. But she really hopes to become a personal stylist - Sage's personal stylist - if only Luke would set up an introduction. Then, unexpectedly, Becky is offered the chance to dress Sages archrival, and though things become a bit more complicated, its a dream come true! Red carpet premieres, velvet ropes, paparazzi clamoring for attention - suddenly Becky has everything she's ever wanted. Or does she?
©2014 Sophie Kinsella (P)2014 Random House Audio
The farm sits with its back towards the Atlantic - a long stretch of granite hunkering down. For over 300 years it has stood here, steeped in the history and secrets of one family. A farm at the very edge of the world. It's 1939, and Will and Alice are evacuated to a granite farm in North Cornwall, perched on a windswept cliff. There they meet the farmer's daughter, Maggie, and, against fields of shimmering barley and a sky that stretches forever, enjoy a childhood largely protected from the ravages of war. But in the sweltering summer of 1943, something happens that will have tragic consequences. A small lie escalates. Over 70 years on, Alice is determined to atone for her behaviour - but has she left it too late? It's 2014, and Maggie's granddaughter, Lucy, flees to the childhood home she couldn't wait to leave 13 years earlier - marriage over, career apparently ended thanks to one terrible mistake. Can she rebuild herself and the family farm? And can she help her grandmother, plagued by a secret, to find some lasting peace? This is a novel about identity and belonging; guilt, regret and atonement; the unrealistic expectations placed on children; and the pain of coming of age. It's about small lies and dark secrets. But above all it's about a beautiful, desolate, complex place.
©2016 Sarah Vaughan Limited (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton
Austria, 1938. Anne von Korvacs watches in horror as Hitler's tanks roll through the streets of Vienna, amid crowds of cheering supporters. Her embittered ex-husband, now a fervent member of the Nazi cause, is among the cavalcade - he is burning with hatred for Anne, seeing her as a symbol of the old Austrian empire he once served. A chance encounter with a British journalist leaves Anne with a secret that must be smuggled out of the country, and Anne knows that she must forsake her beloved Vienna and with her children flee to Britain. In a thrilling journey that will separate sisters and brothers, parents and children, Anne and her family escape to freedom, to dream of a reunion in far-away London. Mary Jane Staples introduces a cast of gloriously warm characters in this wartime romantic adventure.
©2011 Mary Jane Staples (P)2021 Audible, Ltd
Best-selling author of the critically acclaimed Suspect, Michael Robotham pens a dark mystery that uncovers the shadowy world of human exploitation. Police detective Ali Barba receives an urgent letter from her estranged friend Cate. Startled by the letter's alarming tone and eager to atone for egregious past actions, Ali meets Cate at their high-school class reunion. The obviously pregnant Cate begs Ali to stop those who are trying to take her baby. But the plot takes a bizarre twist when a careening car kills Cate - and Ali discovers the truth about Cate's pregnancy.
©2007 Michael Robotham (P)2007 Recorded Books
Audie Award, 2019: Faith-Based Fiction and Nonfiction Audiofile Earphones Award Winner The Man on the Mountaintop tells the story of Holy Man Joe, an ageing and unassuming man who lives in a hermitage on top of a mountain. During the summer months, thousands of hopefuls line the single-file path leading to his door, seeking his wisdom. From bombastic, wealthy nobles intent on cheating their way to the top to drunkards who gradually build the physical and mental strength they need to quit their addiction, The Man on the Mountaintop is a rousing tale full of humour, wit and life lessons. In an Audible Originals production, Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears Prada, Fortitude) and Toby Jones (Infamous, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets) lead a multivoice cast in an inspiring tale that is as entertaining as it is profound. Also featuring Alison Dowling, Anne Rosenfeld, Avita Jay, Christophe Hespel, Christopher Ragland, Clare Corbett, David Thorpe, Fran Canals, Hayward B. Morse, Jeff Harding, Lachele Carl, Laurence Bouvard, Liza Ross, Lobo Chan, Martin T Sherman, Paul Panting, Rachel Atkins, Richard Rees, Sagar Arya, Sheena Bhattessa, Stephen Hogan and Tim Bentinck. A note from the author, Susan Trott: Dear Listeners, I was having trouble getting to sleep at night. Instead of counting sheep, I found myself counting people going up a mountain to see a holy man. Each night, semiconscious, I came to know this holy man and the pilgrims. My insomnia problem was solved. Now I had a story to write. I wrote it quickly, although years later, when asked how long it took to write, I said 50 years, which was also true. Recently the Dalai Lama said, 'You don't have to believe in God to be a kind and compassionate person.' Joe, our man on the mountaintop, would agree.
©2017 Audible, Ltd (P)2017 Audible, Ltd
The second book in the legendary Poldark series. Demelza Carne, the impoverished miner's daughter Ross Poldark rescued from a fairground rabble, is now his wife. But the events of these turbulent years test their marriage and their love. Demelza's efforts to adapt to the ways of the gentry - and her husband - bring her confusion and heartache despite her joy in the birth of their first child. Ross begins a bitter struggle for the rights of the mining communities - and sows the seed of an enduring enmity with powerful George Warleggan.
©1946 Winston Graham (P)2015 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd
The moment I laid eyes on the new photographer at work, I had his number. Cocky, arrogant, and super-wealthy, women were eating out of his hand as soon as his tight ass crossed the threshold of our office. But not me. I knew better. When we were forced to go to Paris together for an assignment, I wasnt interested in his seductive smile, his sexy accent, or his dirty laugh. I wasnt falling for his charms. Until I did. Until Paris. Until he was kissing me and I was wondering how it happened. Until he was dragging his lips across my skin and I was hoping for more. Paris does funny things to a girl, and he might have gotten me naked. But Paris couldnt last forever. Parisian Nights is a stand-alone, contemporary romance with no cliff-hanger. Other books in the series follow different couples. They don't need to be listened to in order, but if you want to, the order is Parisian Nights, Promised Nights, and Indigo Nights. Note: Previously published as What the Lightning Sees.
©2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Louise Bay (P)2020 Louise Bay
In Victorian England, a mother is on the run from her past - and the truth about what she did. Birmingham, 1880. Angelica Chastain has fled from London with her young son, William. She promises him a better life, far away from the terrors they left behind. Securing a job as a governess, Angelica captures the attention of wealthy widower Stanley Hampton. Soon they marry and the successful future Angelica envisaged for William starts to fall into place. But the past will not let Angelica go. As the people in her husbands circle, once captivated by her charm, begin to question her motives, it becomes clear that forgetting where she came from - and who she ran from - is impossible. When tragedy threatens to expose her and destroy everything shes built for herself and William, how far will she go to keep her secrets safe? And when does the love for ones child tip over into dangerous obsession? Alias Grace meets Peaky Blinders in this tale of obsession, ambition and murder in Victorian England.
©2019 Steve Robinson (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library Ruth Galloway receives a phone call that bears shocking news. A friend of hers from college, Dan Golding, has been killed in a fire at his Lancashire home. Her shock turns to alarm when she gets a letter from Dan. He has made a discovery that will change archaeology forever but he needs Ruth's advice. Even more alarming, he sounds vulnerable and frightened. DCI Harry Nelson is also rediscovering his past. Up north for a holiday, he meets his former colleague Sandy MacLeod, now at Blackpool CID. Sandy tells him there are strange circumstances surrounding Dan Golding's death. Many of those who worked with Dan seem to be afraid. Many have secrets to hide. Ruth is drawn deep into the mystery, and where she goes, so does her toddler daughter, Kate. This time, it's not just Ruth's life at risk.
©2013 Elly Griffiths (P)2013 Quercus Publishing Plc
There are some things you can never leave behind
Kate Forrest is invisible...her husband doesnt seem to know shes alive and her two children have become stroppy adolescents. With her 40th birthday approaching, Kate walks out of her life, and gets on a plane to Italy. With no responsibilities, she soon finds herself caught up in the arms of a man half her age. But eventually Kate will be forced to choose between her past and the future.
©2012 Tess Stimson (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd
A vigilantes on the loose, dishing out their kind of justice
A string of mutilated bodies sees Detective Chief Inspector Whitney Walker back in action. But when she discovers the victims have all been grooming young girls, she fears a vigilante is on the loose. And while she understands the motive, no one is above the law. Once again, she turns to forensic psychologist, Dr Georgina Cavendish, to unravel the cryptic clues. But will they be able to save the next victim from a gruesome death? Fatal Justice is the second book in the Cavendish & Walker crime fiction series. If you like your mysteries dark, and with a twist, listen to Sally Rigbys book today. Includes a special bonus note from the author.
©2019 Sally Rigby (P)2020 Podium Publishing
The second book in a new trilogy from Joseph Delaney, the author of the internationally best-selling Last Apprentice series. Tom Ward is now spook of the county, and with his apprentice, Jenny, he continues the fight against boggarts, witches, and terrifying new creatures of the dark. Together with the witch assassin Grimalkin, Tom and Jenny lead an army into battle against a dangerous enemy - but it all goes catastrophically wrong. The situation seems hopeless until Alice - Tom's lost love and a powerful witch - appears. But Alice had turned to the dark: Can Tom trust her now? Joseph Delaney's deliciously scary imagination continues Tom's saga, introducing new listeners to the struggle against the encroaching dark and taking longtime fans back to familiar settings, where they will find old friends - and old enemies. Perfect for every listener who loves thrills, chills, action, and adventure - no prior knowledge of the Last Apprentice series is necessary!
©2016 Joseph Delaney (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
Girls are dying in mysterious circumstances.... They are found dead in their beds, covered in blood, with a look of pure horror on their faces. Worse still, their ghosts are left to walk the Earth, just waiting for someone to hear the terror that has befallen them.
Thomas Ward is the local spook - its his job to protect the county from things that go bump in the night. But this is no ordinary haunting, and he finds himself on the path of a dangerous beast that is looking to kill again.
He soon realizes this beast is just the beginning. An army of monsters is massing in the north, and it poses a threat to all mankind.
The first terrifying tale in the Starblade Chronicles, from the best-selling author of The Spooks Apprentice.
©2014 Joseph Delaney (P)2014 Random House Audiobooks
I've been in love with Luke Daniels since, well, forever. As his sister's best friend, I've spent over a decade living in the friend zone, watching from the sidelines hoping he would notice me, pick me, love me. I want the fairy tale, and Luke is my Prince Charming. He's tall, with shoulders so broad he blocks out the sun. He's kind with a smile so dazzling he makes me forget everything that's wrong in the world. And he's the only man that can make me laugh until my cheeks hurt and my stomach cramps. But he'll never be mine. So I've decided to get on with my life and find the next best thing. Until a Wonder Woman costume, a bottle of tequila, and a game of truth or dare happened. Then Luke's licking salt from my wrist and telling me I'm beautiful. Then he's peeling off my clothes and pressing his lips against mine. Then what? Is this the start of my happily ever after or the beginning of a tragedy?
©2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Louise Bay (P)2019, 2020 Louise Bay
Something is terrorizing the villages of the county. People are dying - covered in blood, their faces frozen in fear. But with not a wound on their bodies. Battling creatures of the dark is the job of the local spook, but 17-year-old Thomas Ward never finished his apprenticeship. It will be no easy task to earn the trust of the villagers and to defeat a monster that no one has ever seen. Yet Jenny - a seventh daughter of a seventh daughter - knows an awful lot about this new evil. And she's willing to share what she's learned with Tom
if he takes her on as his apprentice. No girl has ever been a spook's apprentice before. But vanquishing this creature will take Tom and Jenny far from home. And that's exactly what Jenny wants. This new arc in the legend of Thomas Ward, the hero of the best-selling The Last Apprentice series, begins a dark and sweeping adventure that will chill your very soul.
©2014 Joseph Delaney (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers
A killer is playing cat and mouse...and winning. DCI Whitney Walkers in trouble. Shes threatened with demotion if she screws up another case. So, when a killer starts murdering female students, its a chance to redeem herself. Forensic psychologist, Dr. Georgina Cavendish, has spent her life inside the university walls, but when one of her students is murdered, she steps out from behind the text books and puts her skills to the test. The two headstrong women join forces to stop the killer. But sparks fly when real world policing meets academic theory, and its not a pretty sight. Deadly Games is the first book in the Cavendish & Walker crime fiction series. If you like serial killer mysteries and psychological intrigue, then youll love Sally Rigbys thrilling listen performed by award-winning narrator Clare Corbett. Includes a special bonus note from the author.
©2019 Sally Rigby (P)2019 Podium Publishing
The past is like a foreign country: nice to visit, but you really wouldnt want to live there. In 2003, Rebecca Whitaker died in a road accident. Her husband, Mark, is still grieving. He receives a battered envelope, posted eight years ago, containing a set of instructions with a simple message: "You can save her."
As Mark is given the chance to save Rebecca, its up to the Doctor, Amy, and Rory to save the whole world. Because this time the Weeping Angels are using history itself as a weapon.
Read by Clare Corbett, Touched by an Angel features the Doctor, Amy, and Rory, as played by Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and Arthur Darvill in the spectacular hit series from BBC Television.
©2011 Jonathan Morris (P)2011 AudioGO Ltd
A harrowing psychological thriller about a missing teenage boy whose mother must expose the secrets within their own family if she wants to find her son - perfect for fans of Reconstructing Amelia. You love your family. They make you feel safe. You trust them. Or do you...? When 15-year-old Billy Wilkinson goes missing in the middle of the night, his mother, Claire Wilkinson, blames herself. She's not the only one. There isn't a single member of Billy's family that doesn't feel guilty. But the Wilkinsons are so used to keeping secrets from one another that it isn't until six months later, after an appeal for information goes horribly wrong, that the truth begins to surface. Claire is sure of two things - that Billy is still alive and that her friends and family had nothing to do with his disappearance. A mother's instinct is never wrong. Or is it...? Combining an unreliable narrator and fast-paced storytelling, The Missing is a chilling novel of psychological suspense that will thoroughly captivate and obsess listeners.
©2016 C. L. Taylor (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
Catch the train if you dare.... After a teenage boy is found dead on a Lenchester train, Detective Chief Inspector Whitney Walker believes theyre being targeted by the notorious Carriage Killer, who chooses a local rail network, commits four murders, and moves on. Against her wishes, Walkers boss brings in officers from another force to help the investigation and prevent more deaths, but shes forced to defend her team against this outside interference. Forensic psychologist, Dr. Georgina Cavendish, is by her side in an attempt to bring to an end this killing spree. But how can they get into the mind of a killer who has already killed 12 times in two years without leaving behind a single clue? For fans of Rachel Abbott, L J Ross, and Angela Marsons, Death Track is the third in the Cavendish & Walker series. A gripping serial killer thriller that will have you hooked. Includes a special bonus note from the author.
©2019 Sally Rigby (P)2020 Podium Publishing
Towards the end of the 19th century and for the first few years of the 20th, a strange invasion took place in Britain. The citadel of power, privilege and breeding in which the titled, land-owning governing class had barricaded itself for so long was breached. The incomers were a group of young women who, 50 years earlier, would have been looked on as the alien denizens of another world - the New World, to be precise. From 1874 - the year that Jennie Jerome, the first known 'Dollar Princess', married Randolph Churchill - to 1905, dozens of young American heiresses married into the British peerage, bringing with them all the fabulous wealth, glamour and sophistication of the Gilded Age. Anne de Courcy sets the stories of these young women and their families in the context of their times. Based on extensive firsthand research, drawing on diaries, memoirs and letters, this richly entertaining group biography reveals what they thought of their new lives in England - and what England thought of them.
©2017 Anne de Courcy (P)2017 Orion Publishing Group
DS Whitney Walker wants a promotion, but its hard when shes trying to balance motherhood with a career. When a newborn baby is kidnapped from the local hospital, she draws on her skills as a mother to help. Despite being ordered not to, and when the leads are going nowhere, Walker enlists the help of a local journalist whos convinced its the work of an international baby smuggling ring. Walkers plan backfires and she fears theyre running out of time.
©2021 Sally Rigby (P)2021 Podium Audio
Empress Elizabeth of Austria, known as "Sisi", is the Princess Diana of 19th-century Europe. Famously beautiful, as captured in a portrait with diamond stars in her hair, she is unfulfilled in her marriage to the older Emperor Franz Joseph. Sisi has spent years evading the stifling formality of royal life on her private train or yacht or, whenever she can, on the back of a horse. Captain Bay Middleton is dashing, young, and the finest horseman in England. He is also impoverished, with no hope of buying the horse needed to win the Grand National - until he meets Charlotte Baird. A clever, plainspoken heiress whose money gives her a choice among suitors, Charlotte falls in love with Bay, the first man to really notice her, for his vulnerability as well as his glamour. When Sisi joins the legendary hunt organized by Earl Spencer in England, Bay is asked to guide her on the treacherous course. Their shared passion for riding leads to an infatuation that threatens the growing bond between Bay and Charlotte, and all of their futures. The Fortune Hunter, the brilliant new novel by Daisy Goodwin, is a lush, irresistible story of the public lives and private longings of grand historical figures.
©2014 Daisy Goodwin Productions (P)2014 Headline Digital
An inspiring and enchanting novel from Sunday Times best seller Miranda Dickinson. The gift of a lifetime? Anna Browne is an ordinary woman living an ordinary life. Her day job as a receptionist in bustling London isn't exactly her dream, yet she has everything she wants. But someone thinks Anna Browne deserves more.... When a parcel addressed to Anna Browne arrives, she has no idea who has sent it. Inside she finds a beautiful gift - one that is designed to be seen. And so begins a series of incredible deliveries, each one bringing Anna further out of the shadows and encouraging her to become the woman she was destined to be. As Anna grows in confidence, others begin to notice her - and her life starts to change. But who is sending the mysterious gifts, and why? A Parcel for Anna Browne is an utterly captivating novel by Sunday Times best-selling author Miranda Dickinson. Please note that following customer feedback, sections of this product have been rerecorded. New audio has been made available as of 4 November 2015.
©2015 Miranda Dickinson (P)2015 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Clare Corbett reads this exciting original adventure for the Thirteenth Doctor
'To distort the purity of the Good Doctor is an abomination!'
On the planet of Lobos, the Doctor halts a violent war between the native Loba and human colonists. The TARDIS crew departs - only for Ryan to discover hes left his phone behind. Again.
Upon returning, the Doctor finds that the TARDIS has slipped hundreds of years into the future - and something has gone badly wrong. The Loba are now slaves, serving human zealots who worship a figure known as The Good Doctor.
Its time for the Doctor to face up to the consequences of her last visit. With Lobos on the brink of catastrophe, will she be able to make things right?
Clare Corbett reads this original story featuring the Thirteenth Doctor, Yasmin, Ryan and Graham, as played by Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill, Tosin Cole and Bradley Walsh.
©2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd
The exodite world of Ephraeleon is under attack by a deadly tyranid horde. Can the Ranger Una Belphoebe complete her rescue mission on time?
©2015 Games Workshop Limited (P)2014 Games Workshop Limited
Revenger: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience! Winner of the 2017 Locus Award Revenger is a rocket-fueled tale of space pirates, buried treasure, and phantom weapons, of unspeakable hazards and single-minded heroism...and of vengeance.... Adrana and Fura Ness are the newest crew members of the legendary Captain Rackamore's ship, using their mysterious powers as Bone Readers to find clues about their next score. But there might be more waiting for them in space than adventure and fortune: the fabled and feared Bosa Sennen, in particular. The galaxy is filled with treasures... if you have the courage to find them. Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout.
©2016 Alastair Reynolds (P)2018 Hachette Audio
One Christmas, Lotta is visiting her great-grandmother in Norway. Soon, she finds herself drawn into a magical adventure - travelling by sledge, herding reindeer from the snowy mountains to the summer pastures. But when a mother reindeer is lost, Lotta must find her before her calf starves....
©2014 Holly Webb (P)2014 Oakhill Publishing
A thrilling YA fantasy novel from award-winning author Arthur Slade! Carmen is a student at Red Assassin School. She's an expert at bladed weapons and poisons; and she's desperate to finish at the top of the class, ahead of her twin brother. The students have been trained to hunt using giant black swans, but Carmen has discovered a dragon. All she has to do is get on his back. One problem: he's killed everyone who gets near him. Then the Emperor declares war on assassins. And there might be a traitor among them. Carmen wants to graduate. But the emperor wants her dead. Her classmates might, too. Graduation night is about to become the fight of her life. In this heartstopping adventure by Arthur Slade, listeners will root for Carmen - an Assassin with a heart of gold, determined to follow her dream against all odds.
©2020 Arthur Slade (P)2020 Podium Audio
With the stakes so high, racing can be a deadly business...best-selling author Felix Francis' latest thriller!
Chris Rankin is a doctor, a specialist in emergency medicine at Cheltenham Hospital, but a doctor who also has health problems.
A smartly dressed man has been found unconscious at the local racecourse and is rushed to the hospital, where he subsequently dies. But who is he? Where does he come from? He had no form of identification on him, and no one claims the body.
Doctor Rankin is intrigued by the nameless dead man, obsessed even, and starts asking questions. However, someone doesn't want the questions answered and will go to any lengths to prevent it, including attempting murder. But no one else believes that someone tried to kill Chris, leaving the doctor no option but to discover who the nameless man is and why he died, preferably before following him into an early grave.
©2017 Felix Francis (P)2017 Recorded Books
The laugh-out-loud funny girl series returns - and Nat is more embarrassed than ever! From TV and radio comedy writing talent Nigel Smith. For some girls the chance to be a bridesmaid is a dream come true. But for Nathalia it's a total nightmare. From the hideous fairy princess bridesmaid dresses to the disastrous bridal shower, everything about the wedding of her cousin, Tiffannee, leaves Nat feeling completely ridiculous! So when Nat's best friend, Darious Bagley, comes up with a plan to get her out of it, Nat jumps at the chance, even if it means being a bridesmaid at another wedding...on the same day! As if that wasn't enough, guess who's the head wedding planner? That's right...Nat's dad, the most embarrassing dad in the world! Hold on to your fairy wings! There's only one way this is heading....
©2016 Nigel Smith (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
NOW YOU SEE HER.... Gillian is haunted by the disappearance of her little girl two years ago. A devastating fire burned down their home, but she remains convinced her daughter survived. NOW YOU DONT.... Ten-year-old Tom lives by the towns neglected churchyard. Is he the only one who sees the strange, solitary child playing there? And what is she trying to tell him? NOW YOU RUN.... Theres a new vicar in town - Harry - and hes meeting the locals. But menacing events suggest he isnt welcome. What terrible secret is this town hiding?
©2011 S J Bolton (P)2011 Random House Audio Go
The Dead are not alone. There is something in the mist and it talks to them.
In a remote clinic in 18th-century Italy, a lonely girl writes to her mother. She tells of pale English aristocrats and mysterious Russian nobles. She tells of intrigues and secrets, and strange faceless figures that rise from the sea. And she tells about the enigmatic Mrs Pond, who arrives with her husband and her physician. What she doesnt tell her mother is the truth that everyone knows and no one says: that the only people who come here do so to die.
©2011 James Goss (P)2011 AudioGO Ltd
If your body could talk is a unique fitness and wellbeing book designed to help you end the struggle with your body, your weight and your unproductive self-talk. It's written for busy, professional women whose jobs and lifestyles are in conflict with having a lean, fit and healthy body. The book aims to get you and your body working together to achieve the things that matter most in your life. If your body could talk what would it say? What would it ask for more of? What would it ask for less of? What would it love you for? What would it hate you for? How would your body be feeling? How is your body feeling? If it doesn't feel as good as you know it could, maybe it's time for a different point of view. It's time to listen to your body. Here's your chance. Don't ignore your body any longer. You need your body. And your body needs you. Also includes a special interview with the author Jacquie Sharples and narrator Adjoa Andoh discussing the book and how it can help improve your fitness or healthy lifestyle.
©2013 Jacquie Sharples (P)2016 Creative Content Ltd
Samuel Richardson's epistolary novel Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded, published in 1740, tells the story of a young woman's resistance to the desires of her predatory master. Pamela is determined to protect her virginity and remain a paragon of virtue; however, the heroine's moral principles only strengthen the resolve of Mr. B and Pamela soon finds herself imprisoned against her will. The young woman's affection for her captor gradually grows and she becomes aware of a love that combines eros and agape. Richardson's classic novel created a sensation upon its publication: the novel's radical departure from the traditional comic plot violated convention and its portrayal of a young female servant daring to assert herself proved to be even more controversial. Clare Corbett and cast read from the original, unrevised text that left an indelible mark on the conscience of an entire nation.
Public Domain (P)2013 Naxos AudioBooks
You have something that someone else wants. At any cost ...Claudia seems to have the perfect life. She's heavily pregnant with a much wanted baby, she has a loving husband, and a beautiful home. And then Zoe steps into her life. Zoe has come to help Claudia when her baby arrives. But there's something about Zoe that Claudia doesn't like. Or trust. And when she finds Zoe in her bedroom, Claudia's anxiety turns to real fear ...
©2013 Samantha Hayes (P)2013 Random House AudioGo
An irresistible, heart-warming novel from the much-loved author of numerous Sunday Times best sellers, including A Walk in the Park and To the Moon and Back. Dexter Yates loves his fun, care-free London life; he has money, looks and girlfriends galore. But everything changes overnight when his sister dies, leaving him in charge of her eight-month-old daughter Delphi. How is he ever going to cope? Comic-strip artist Molly Hayes lives in the beautiful Cotswold village of Briarwood. When it comes to relationships, she has a history of choosing all the wrong men. Leaving the city behind, Dex moves to Briarwood - a much better place to work on his parenting skills - and he and Molly become neighbours. There's an undeniable connection between them. But if Dexter's going to adapt, he first has a lot to learn about Molly, about other people's secrets... and about himself.
©2013 Jill Mansell (P)2013 Headline Digital
BBC Radio 4 dramatisations of three of Eric Amblers best-selling spy thrillers, plus Nick Perrys play The Battle of San Pietro and a bonus documentary, Ambler at 80. Eric Ambler has been hailed as the father of the modern spy story. His tense, gritty thrillers introduced a new realism to the classic espionage mystery, and influenced novelists from Graham Greene to John le Carré. This collection brings together three of his best-known novels, adapted for radio with a full cast. 'Epitaph for a Spy' When Hungarian language teacher Josef Vadassy goes to collect his photographs from the chemist, he is arrested on suspicion of espionage. The roll of film contained pictures of military installations but Vadassy knows he didnt take them. Can he find the real spy and prove his innocence? 'Journey into Fear' Istanbul, 1940. Amiable engineer and munitions expert Alec Graham has just concluded high-level arms talks with the Turkish government when someone tries to kill him. Escaping by steamer, he realises that his would-be assassin is also on board.... 'The Levanter' Michael Howell has kept his family's firm from nationalisation by co-operating with the new Syrian regime. But other political forces are at work in the Middle East and Howell soon finds himself caught up in a deadly plot. This gripping tale of intrigue and double-dealing won the Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger Award. Among the casts of these fast-paced adaptations are Edward Hogg, Daniel Rigby and Raad Rawi. Also included in this collection are The Battle of San Pietro by Nick Perry, a 45-minute play exploring Eric Amblers experiences shooting a wartime propaganda movie alongside John Huston, and the celebratory Radio 4 profile Ambler at 80, in which presenter Michael Barber discusses the authors life and work.
©2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd
The laugh-out-loud funny girl series returns - and Nat is more embarrassed than ever! From TV and radio comedy writing talent Nigel Smith. Nat's class is going on a weeklong field trip to hunt for fossils. Cue mouldy log cabins, potholing, map reading and other totally boring geography-related stuff - all the things that Nat hates...and Dad loves! Of course he volunteers to come along with the class as a parent helper. Normally Nat would strictly forbid Dad's attendance, but he's finally applied for a 'proper' job - teaching survival skills to juvenile delinquents - which she really wants him to get, as it will keep him busy and stop him interfering in her life! If all goes well on this trip, he'll definitely get the job. Nat just needs to keep Dad away from the canoes...and anything involving a zip wire.... Oh, and perhaps they shouldn't venture up the rather treacherous-looking Bleak Peak mountain during the rainiest storm of all time.
©2016 Nigel Smith (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
An original novel by A.L. Kennedy featuring the Fourth Doctor, as played by Tom Baker in the BBC TV series. Something distinctly odd is going on in Arbroath. It could be to do with golfers being dragged down into the bunkers at the Fetch Brothers' Golf Spa Hotel, never to be seen again. It might be related to the strange twin grandchildren of the equally strange Mrs Fetch owner of the hotel and fascinated with octopuses. It could be the fact that people in the surrounding area suddenly know what others are thinking, without anyone saying a word. Whatever it is, the Doctor is most at home when faced with the distinctly odd. With the help of Fetch Brothers' Junior Receptionist Bryony, he'll get to the bottom of things. Just so long as he does so in time to save Bryony from quite literally losing her mind, and the entire world from destruction. Because something huge, ancient and alien lies hidden beneath the ground and it's starting to wake up....
©2015 BBC Worldwide (P)2015 BBC Worldwide
She walked out, but can she walk back in? Why do readers LOVE Virginia Macgregor? This heartwarming best seller is the perfect read for anyone who enjoyed The Keeper of Lost Things, Joanna Cannon, Jojo Moyes and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. One ordinary morning, Norah Wells walked out of her house and never looked back. Six years later, she returns to the home she left only to find another woman in her place: Fay. Now that Norah has returned, everyone has questions. Where has she been? Why did she leave? And the most pressing question of all: what happens to the mother who stayed when the mother who left comes back?
©2016 Virginia Macgregor (P)2016 Oakhill Publishing
Julia and Livy have always told each other everything, turning to each other when life gets difficult. So when Julia is found dead in her home, Livy cannot accept the verdict of suicide. Livy sets out to prove that Julia was murdered, but digging into Julias private life will cause her to question everything. The truths that Livy discovers will tear the very fabric of her own life apart.
©2014 Rosefire (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd
An evocative novel in the vein of Kate Morton and Daphne du Maurier, in which the thrill of first love clashes with the bonds of sisterhood, and all will be tested by the dark secret at the heart of Applecote Manor. Four sisters. One summer. A lifetime of secrets. When 15-year-old Margot and her three sisters arrive at Applecote Manor in June 1959, they expect a quiet English country summer. Instead they find their aunt and uncle still reeling from the disappearance of their daughter, Audrey, five years before. As the sisters become divided by new tensions when two handsome neighbors drop by, Margot finds herself drawn into the life Audrey left behind. When the summer takes a deadly turn, the girls must unite behind an unthinkable choice or find themselves torn apart forever. Fifty years later Jesse is desperate to move her family out of their London home, where signs of her widower husband's previous wife are around every corner. Gorgeous Applecote Manor, nestled in the English countryside, seems the perfect solution. But Jesse finds herself increasingly isolated in their new sprawling home, at odds with her 15-year-old stepdaughter, and haunted by the strange rumors that surround the manor. Rich with the heat and angst of love both young and old, The Wildling Sisters is a gorgeous and breathtaking journey into the bonds that unite a family and the darkest secrets of the human heart.
©2017 Eve Chase (P)2017 Penguin Audio
Series 4 of the BBC Radio 4 legal drama, starring Clare Corbett. London barrister Rebecca Nyman takes on five new courtroom cases in this gripping legal drama. In 'Life Chances', Emily has a history of anorexia but is refusing treatment. The hospital has come to court to argue that unless they are allowed to treat her she could die. Should she be force fed? In 'Best Interests', a divorced Charedi Jewish mother has come to the Family Courts to stop her ex-husband changing their children's schools. In 'More than Kissing', The Court of Protection must decide if an 18-year-old with learning difficulties should be allowed to have sex. In 'Mediation', Maud and Martin's father has died and left his whole estate to a 22-year-old dog walker. Why would he do such a thing? Can they challenge the will? In 'The Balance of Probabilities', a couple fight to get their baby daughter back following the death of their baby son. In the Family Courts a judge has to decide if it's safe to return the baby to her parents. Written by award-winning dramatist Clara Glynn, these five compelling dramas provide an intriguing glimpse into the little-known world of civil litigation, with all its challenges, complexities and controversies. Producer/director: David Ian Neville.
©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd
The Emperor Sargon is at war. Can a dragon and an assassin stand in his way? Only with the help of a few friends. Carmen and Brax are searching for the Nameless one: a wizard who can bring people back from the dead. But he is not at all who or what they were expecting, and he has goals and plans of his own. Time is short because the emperor is at the gates of Avenus. The final battle will be epic. Includes the next two episodes in the Dragon Assassin series: Hidden Powers and Burning Empire.
©2020 Arthur Slade (P)2020 Podium Audio
'I started to write short pieces when I was living in a room too small to write a novel in.' So says Angela Carter of this collection, written during a period living in Toyko. These exotic, sensuous stories represent Carter's first major achievement in the short story form. Lush imaginary forests, a murderous puppet show and an expressionistic vision of Japan: each one instantly conjures an atmosphere, dark and luminous in turn, and from the recognisably daring imagination of one of the great 20th-century stylists.
©1974 Angela Carter (P)2018 Audible, Ltd
From the author of Working Girls - A new Bev Morriss crime noveI. Flowers are the language of love, what does it mean when a retired, elderly doctor is found dead with a bunch of daffodils callously thrust down her throat? Murder squad detectives believe Sophia Carrington is the latest victim of a gang of teenagers who have been preying on the old and vulnerable. But Detective Sergeant Bev Morriss reads the message differently... Squaring up against a vindictive new boss and out of line with most of her colleagues, Bev is convinced the bizarre bouquet carries a far more personal message. Just how personal, she has no idea until the killing gets closer to home.
©2005 Maureen Carter (P)2014 Creative Content
Sussex, 1912: In a churchyard, villagers gather on the night when the ghosts of those who will die in the coming year are thought to be seen. Here, where the estuary leads out to the sea, superstitions still hold sway. Standing alone is the taxidermist's daughter. At 17, Constantia Gifford lives with her father in a decaying house: it is all that is left of Gifford's once world-famous museum of taxidermy. The stuffed animals that used to grace every parlour are out of fashion, leaving Gifford a disgraced and bitter man. The bell begins to toll and all eyes are fixed on the church. No one sees the gloved hand pick up a flint. As the last notes fade into the dark, a woman lies dead. While the village braces itself against rising waters and the highest tide of the season, Connie struggles to discover who is responsible, but finds herself under suspicion. Is Constantia who she seems - is she the victim of circumstances or are more sinister forces at work? And what is the secret that lies at the heart of Gifford House, hidden among the bell jars of her father's workshop? Told over one summer, The Taxidermist's Daughter is the haunting new novel from the best-selling author of Labyrinth, Sepulchre, Citadel and The Winter Ghosts. Read by Clare Corbett
©2014 Mosse Associates Ltd (P)2014 Orion Publishing Group
Shortly before her death Angela Carter was preparing this volume of short stories, one which does full justice to the glory of her imagination and the range of her talent. It is divided into distinct parts. The first comprises a group of stories inspired by America: Lizzie Borden visits a circus; a John Ford Western is spiced with the story of 'Tis Pity She's a Whore'; and there is a wonderful Gothic extravaganza set in Hollywood. The second section - Old World Wonders - draws on fairy tales (Cinderella), on the story of Mary Magdalene, on the folklore of pantomime, on Alice in Wonderland, and on medieval legend. These stories represent Angela Carter at her most acrobatic and dazzling: erudite, witty, sexy and enthralling. A book to delight her many, many fans.
©1993 Angela Carter (P)2018 Audible, Ltd
Book seven in the Bev Morriss crime series. When a child is murdered, everyone gets a life sentence. When 10-year-old Josh Banks body is discovered jumped on waste ground, Detective Sergeant Bev Morriss wants justice. Shes not alone. Everyone hates child killers - even hardened criminals. Tip-offs trickle in, and the new press liaison officer has his work cut out when the squad springs a leak. But trial by redtop is the least of Bev's worries.
©2010 Maureen Carter (P)2018 Creative Content
Audiobook six in the Bev Morriss crime series. When family loyalties are at stake, can a woman can be as hard as a man? Detective Sergeant Bev Morriss is in a very dark place. Personal tragedy has pushed her close to self-destruct mode; both colleagues and friends have started to give her a wide berth. But Bev is still a dedicated cop - and there are villains to battle as well as demons. Enter the Sandman, a vicious serial burglar who, disguised in a clown mask, plays evil mind games with his victims. But when the violence spirals into abduction, blackmail and murder, the bad guys soon discover Bev is in no mood to play.
©2009 Maureen Carter (P)2017 Creative Content Ltd
For fans of The Paris Wife and Loving Frank comes a captivating novel that offers an intimate glimpse into the lives of Vanessa Bell, her sister Virginia Woolf, and the controversial and popular circle of intellectuals known as the Bloomsbury Group. London, 1905: The city is alight with change, and the Stephen siblings are at the forefront. Vanessa, Virginia, Thoby, and Adrian are leaving behind their childhood home and taking a house in the leafy heart of avant-garde Bloomsbury. There they bring together a glittering circle of bright, outrageous artistic friends who will grow into legend and come to be known as the Bloomsbury Group. And at the center of this charmed circle are the devoted, gifted sisters: Vanessa, the painter, and Virginia, the writer. Each member of the group will go on to earn fame and success, but so far Vanessa Bell has never sold a painting. Virginia Woolf's book review has just been turned down by The Times. Lytton Strachey has not published anything. E. M. Forster has finished his first novel but does not like the title. Leonard Woolf is still a civil servant in Ceylon, and John Maynard Keynes is looking for a job. Together, this sparkling coterie of artists and intellectuals throw away convention and embrace the wild freedom of being young, single bohemians in London. But the landscape shifts when Vanessa unexpectedly falls in love and her sister feels dangerously abandoned. Eerily possessive, charismatic, manipulative, and brilliant, Virginia has always lived in the shelter of Vanessa's constant attention and encouragement. Without it, she careens toward self-destruction and madness. As tragedy and betrayal threaten to destroy the family, Vanessa must decide if it is finally time to protect her own happiness above all else.
©2014 Priya Parmar (P)2014 Random House Audio