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And Such Great Names As These
Allen Makepeace
And Such Great Names As These
Read by Tim Bruce

The war, with its horrifying, endless slaughter on the Western Front, is the backdrop to this story of the conflicting demands of duty, loyalty and love. Dolly Weston, her husband reported missing, falls in love with a wounded army officer. To complicate things further, a deserter emerges, and unhealed wounds from a bitter past are reopened. And then there is 10-year-old Joshua, drawn into the wor... More >

I Think I Love You
Allison Pearson
I Think I Love You
Read by Charlotte Strevens

Petra and Sharon live for David Cassidy. His fan magazine is the girls’ Bible. But David’s letters may not be all his own work. The secret lies with Bill Finn whose job it is to compile the Ultimate David Cassidy Quiz. Over two decades later, Petra’s 13-year-old daughter has her own teen crush. Then Petra discovers that the questions which obsessed her back in 1974 are suddenly very much alive ...... More >

The Lie of the Land
Amanda Craig
The Lie of the Land
Read by Emma Powell

Quentin and Lottie Bredin can’t afford to divorce, so must downsize and move their three children from London to Devon. Arrogant, adulterous Quentin can’t understand Lottie’s anger; while Lottie feels intolerably wounded. Why is their rent so low? What is the mystery surrounding their unappealing new home? The beautiful landscape conceals a dark side … Sally Verity, happily married but unhappily c... More >

Forgive Me
Amanda Eyre Ward
Forgive Me
Read by Regina Reagan

Since an assignment in Cape Town ended in tragedy and regret, journalist Nadine Morgan has not returned to South Africa – until she hears the story of Jason Irving. Jason, an American student, was beaten to death at the height of the apartheid era. Years later, his killers have applied for amnesty and, filled with rage, Jason’s mother resolves to fight their pleas for forgiveness. Hoping to lose h... More >

The Demonologist
Andrew Pyper
The Demonologist
Read by Jeff Harding

Professor David Ullman is among the world’s leading authorities on demonic literature. Not that he’s a believer. He sees what he teaches as a branch of the imagination. So when offered a trip to Venice to consult on a ‘phenomenon’, he accepts, taking his 11-year-old daughter Tess with him. David makes his way to the address he’s been asked to visit. What he witnesses in the tiny attic room shakes ... More >

The Damned
Andrew Pyper
The Damned
Read by Adam Sims

Danny Orchard wrote a bestselling memoir about his near-death experience in a fire that claimed the life of his twin sister, Ashleigh, but despite the resulting fame he’s never been able to enjoy his second chance at life. Ash won’t let him. In life, Danny’s charming twin had been a budding psychopath who terrorised her family – and death hasn’t changed her wicked ways. Ash has haunted Danny for 2... More >

The Blood of Flowers
Anita Amirrezvani
The Blood of Flowers
Read by Julia Barrie

In 17th century Persia, a 14-year-old woman finds herself alone with her mother, without a dowry. They journey to Isfahan, to work for her uncle, a rich rug designer in the court of the legendary Shah Abbas the Great.The young woman blossoms as a brilliant designer of carpets, a rarity in a craft dominated by men. But while her talent flourishes, her prospects for happiness grow dim ...... More >

Bamboo Heart
Ann Bennett
Bamboo Heart
Read by Janice McKenzie

Thailand, 1943: Thomas Ellis is a prisoner-of-war on the Death Railway. In stifling heat he endures endless days of clearing jungle, breaking stone and lugging wood. Struck down by disease and tortured by Japanese guards, he must stay strong – for Tom has made himself a promise: to return home. Not to London, where he once lived, but to Penang, where he found paradise and love. London, 1986: Laura... More >

The Good House
Ann Leary
The Good House
Read by Caitlin Thorburn

Hildy Good has reached that dangerous time in a woman’s life – middle-aged and divorced, she is an oddity in her small but privileged town. But Hildy isn’t one for self-pity and instead meets the world with a wry smile, a dark wit and a glass or two of Pinot Noir. When her two earnest grown-up children stage ‘an intervention’ and pack Hildy off to an addiction centre, she thinks all this fuss is r... More >

The Children
Ann Leary
The Children
Read by Katherine Fenton

Charlotte Maynard rarely leaves her mother’s home; the sprawling Connecticut lake house that belonged to her late stepfather, Whit Whitman. While Charlotte and her sister grew up at Lakeside, their stepbrothers, Spin and Perry, were welcomed as weekend guests. But now the grown boys own the estate, which Charlotte’s mother occupies by their grace. When Spin, the youngest and favourite of all the c... More >

The Judge's Wife
Ann O’Loughlin
The Judge's Wife
Read by Caroline Lennon

When Emma returns to Dublin to put her estranged father’s affairs in order, she begins to piece together the story of his life and that of Grace, the mother she never knew. She knows her father as the judge – as stern and distant at home as he was in the courtroom. But as she goes through his personal effects, Emma begins to find clues about her mother that shock her profoundly. A tale of enduring... More >

The Ballroom Café
Ann O’Loughlin
The Ballroom Café
Read by Grainne Gillis

Sisters Ella and Roberta O’Callaghan live in separate wings of their crumbling Irish mansion. They haven’t spoken for decades, torn apart by a dark family secret from their past, and only communicate through the terse notes they leave for each other in the hallway. Debbie, an American, is searching for her birth mother, hoping to discover who she really is and what happened to her mother. With the... More >

State of Wonder
Ann Patchett
State of Wonder
Read by Nancy Baldwin

Research scientist Dr. Marina Singh is sent to Brazil to track down Dr. Annick Swenson, who has disappeared in the Amazon while working on a valuable new drug. The last person who was sent to find her, Marina’s research partner Anders Eckman, died before he could complete his mission. Plagued by trepidation, Marina embarks on an odyssey into the insect-infested jungle in hopes of finding her forme... More >

Run
Ann Patchett
Run
Read by Jeff Harding

The unforgiving New England weather has taken a turn for the worse on the day Doyle drags his reluctant sons to a speech by Jesse Jackson. Fired by Jackson’s rhetoric, he is perplexed by the boys’ indifference.Tip and Teddy are adopted. Teddy – open, affectionate, the gentle dreamer – thinks he has found his calling in the Catholic church. Tip is more serious, reserving his own passionate interes... More >


Little Gods
Anna Richards
Little Gods
Read by Veronika Hyks

An adventure, a black comedy and a romance, this is the story of Eugenia (Jean) Clocker, whose birth challenges the balance of nature and her mother’s capacity for punitive cruelty. Her name is shortened, but Jean’s body resists all attempts to curb it and she grows into a girl of unusual size and strength. With the unwitting power to upset the order of things, it takes the chaos of war to bring t... More >


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