Auckland Libraries: All Audiobooks new titles

All Audiobooks new titles

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Enjoy a book on your daily commute, a road trip or while you take a walk. Check out our wide range of audiobooks on CD or ready to download to your device. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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All our shimmering skies by Trent Dalton

All our shimmering skies

Trent Dalton

Audio CD

"Darwin, 1942, and as Japanese bombs rain down, motherless Molly Hook, the gravedigger's daughter, turns once again to the sky for guidance. She carries a stone heart inside a duffel bag next to the map that leads to Longcoat Bob, the deep-country sorcerer...

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Gabriel's clock by Hilton Pashley

Gabriel's clock

Hilton Pashley

Audio CD

"Jonathan is in terrible danger. After his home is attacked by faceless monsters in bowler hats, he wakes up in the strange village of Hobbes End. Built by a fallen angel and hidden deep within a forest, Hobbes End protects those who need to be safe -...

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The phantom thief by Pete Johnson

The phantom thief

Pete Johnson

Audio CD

"The first time Alfie sees the boy, he appears as if from nowhere in the school detention room - the 'padded cell'. There's something odd about him and Alfie is definitely not pleased when he realises the boy has nicked his new jacket. But a ghost? His...

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Murder at the holiday home by David Pearson

Murder at the holiday home

David Pearson

Audio CD

"A woman is found dead in a local businessman's holiday let. Detectives uncover some shady dealings. But did he kill her? The charm of a West of Ireland holiday home is somewhat tarnished when a woman's body is found in the property. There are few clues...

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Hot to trot by M. C. Beaton

Hot to trot

M. C. Beaton

Audio CD

"Private Detective Agatha Raisin immerses herself in the glittering lifestyle of the fabulously wealthy when Sir Charles Fraith is accused of murder - and Agatha is named as his accomplice! A high-society wedding, a glitzy masked ball, and an introduction...

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Silver sparrow by Tayari Jones

Silver sparrow

Tayari Jones

Audio CD

"With the opening line of Silver Sparrow - My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist - author Tayari Jones unveils a breathtaking story about a man's deception, a family's complicity, and two teenage girls caught in the middle. Set in a middle-clas...

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Future rising by Andrew D. Maynard

Future rising

Andrew D. Maynard

Audio CD

"Over the course of 14 billion years, humanity has gained the ability not only to imagine the future, but to design and engineer it. Entertaining and profound, Future Rising by Dr. Andrew Maynard, provides a highly original perspective on our relationship...

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Captain Cat and the treasure map by Sue Mongredien

Captain Cat and the treasure map

Sue Mongredien

Audio CD

"Patch is a ship's cat who lives aboard The Golden Earring. Along with her friends, Cutlass the parrot and Monty the monkey, Patch frequently gets the pirate crew out of trouble - although they never realize quite how much she does to save their skins....

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Stronger than skin by Stephen May

Stronger than skin

Stephen May

Audio CD

"Mark Chadwick is cycling home from work, eager to get back to his pregnant wife Katy and two children, when he sees the police calling at his house. He knows exactly why they are there and he knows that the world he has carefully constructed over tw...

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The soft machine by William S. Burroughs

The soft machine

William S. Burroughs

Audio CD

"In The Soft Machine, William S. Burroughs begins an adventure that will take us into the dark recesses of his imagination, a region where nothing is sacred, nothing taboo. Continuing his ferocious verbal assault on hatred, hype, poverty, war, bureaucracy...

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Wilf the Mighty Worrier battles a pirate by Georgia Pritchett

Wilf the Mighty Worrier battles a pirate

Georgia Pritchett

Audio CD

"Alan is Wilf's self-styled evil lunatic next-door neighbour. He has a grumpy robot sidekick and a silent right-hand dog, Kevin Phillips. He is ridiculous. But when Alan decides that pirating is an excellent way to destroy the world, Wilf knows he will...

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Heap House by Edward Carey

Heap House

Edward Carey

Audio CD

"Clod is an Iremonger. He lives in the Heaps, a vast sea of lost and discarded items collected from all over London. At the centre is Heap House, a puzzle of houses, castles, homes and mysteries reclaimed from the city and built into a living maze of...

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The damselfly by S. J. I. (Susan Jennifer Inglis) Holliday

The damselfly

S. J. I. (Susan Jennifer Inglis) Ho...

Audio CD

"Katie Taylor is the perfect student - bright, funny and with a boyfriend who adores her. But when she is found dead, the small town of Banktoun must face yet another tragedy. New school counsellor Polly McAllister - recently returned to Banktoun to ...

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The axis of insanity by Simon Furman

The axis of insanity

Simon Furman

Audio CD

"For the Doctor and his travelling companions, Peri and Erimem, it's a twisted playground, where reality, morality and sanity no longer apply. Stranded within a dimensional nexus, beset by the molten fury of the Firedbreed, they must unwrap a terrify...

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The story of crime and punishment by Abraham B. Yehoshua

The story of crime and punishment

Abraham B. Yehoshua

Audio CD

"Raskolnikov is a poor student living in St Petersburg. Desperate to escape his poverty, he murders his pawnbroker and her sister, and flees with a few watches and bits of jewellery. Although at first nobody suspects him, his own conscience plagues h...

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The accidental Prime Minister by Tom McLaughlin

The accidental Prime Minister

Tom McLaughlin

Audio CD

"When Joe tells a local news reporter exactly what he would do if he were leader of the country, the video goes viral and Joe's speech becomes famous all over the world. Before long, people are calling for the current leader to resign and give someone...

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Winter magic by Margaret McNamara

Winter magic

Margaret McNamara

Audio CD

"Christmas is a magical time on Sheepskerry Island. And this year, the Fairy Bell sisters are expecting a very special visitor. But as Christmas day approaches, their guest is nowhere to be seen and Squeak is acting very strangely. Is a festive disaster...

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Time's echo by Pamela Hartshorne

Time's echo

Pamela Hartshorne

Audio CD

"York, 1577: Hawise Aske smiles at a stranger in the market, and sets in train a story of obsession and sibling jealousy, of love and hate and warped desire. Drowned as a witch, Hawise pays a high price for that smile. Four and a half centuries later,...

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Victoria by A. N. Wilson

Victoria

A. N. Wilson

Audio CD

"Includes a wealth of new material from previously unseen sources to show us Queen Victoria as she's never been seen before. Wilson explores the curious set of circumstances that led to Victoria's coronation, her strange and isolated childhood, her p...

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The beast in the jungle by Louis Bayard

The beast in the jungle

Louis Bayard

Audio CD

"April 1914. Former U.S. president Theodore Roosevelt and his son Kermit have embarked on a dangerous journey down an uncharted river in the Brazilian Amazon. Threatened as they are by disease, drowning and starvation, an even greater peril awaits them...

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Dirty Bertie by Alan MacDonald

Dirty Bertie

Alan MacDonald

Audio CD

"Dirty Bertie -- the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits -- is back for another helping of comic chaos! Join Bertie as he takes Angela Nicely on a dinosaur hunt, bites off more than he can chew at a chocolate factory, and gets into an alarming ...

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The story of Captain Nemo by Dave Eggers

The story of Captain Nemo

Dave Eggers

Audio CD

"In this science-fiction classic - reimagined by Dave Eggers in modern times, and from the point of view of the 14-year-old Consuelo - the famous oceanographer Pierre Arronax sets sail from New York to hunt down a mysterious sea-monster which has bee...

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A dark inheritance by Chris D'Lacey

A dark inheritance

Chris D'Lacey

Audio CD

"Michael Malone's life has not been the same since his father disappeared three years ago. Determined to find him, Michael gets unwittingly drawn into supernatural organisation UNICORNE, who claim to have vital information for his quest. But they wan...

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The story of Gilgamesh by Yiyun Li

The story of Gilgamesh

Yiyun Li

Audio CD

"Godlike Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, has built a beautiful city, but is also a terrible tyrant. In answer to the prayers of his oppressed citizens, the gods create Enkidu, a wild man whose destiny is to first fight Gilgamesh, and then become his life-long...

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House of secrets by Chris Columbus

House of secrets

Chris Columbus

Audio CD

"When Brendan, Cordelia and Nell move to Kristoff House they have no idea that they are about to unleash the dark magic locked within. For the house once belonged to a crazed writer, whos stories have come to life. Literally. Now the Walker kids must...

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Ice whale by Jean Craighead George

Ice whale

Jean Craighead George

Audio CD

"In 1848, ten-year-old Toozak, a Yupik Eskimo, sees a whale being born and is told by a shaman that he and his descendants must protect that whale, which Toozak names Siku, as long as it lives."--Publisher's description.

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Wild moose chase by Siobhan Rowden

Wild moose chase

Siobhan Rowden

Audio CD

"Twins Burt and Cameron are in competition with each other about everything. When they hear the Queen wants moose cheese which is near-impossible to make - they embark on a dangerous world-wide venture to collect the ingredients for the Queen. Only they...

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The time-travelling cat and the Viking terror by Julia Jarman

The time-travelling cat and the Viking terror

Julia Jarman

Audio CD

"Topher is planning a trip to London to visit his friend Ellie - but will it be safe with all the terrorist threats? It worries him, and so do the extended absences of his beloved cat, Ka. She is going travelling again, and Topher doesn't want to lose...

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The most powerful boy in the universe by Matt Brown

The most powerful boy in the universe

Matt Brown

Audio CD

"Compton Valance has an incredible secret: he can travel through time using a mouldy sandwich. But who'd have thought changing the past could make your dad start wearing dresses? Or that you can wipe out dinosaurs with a custard cream? Yes, he is tro...

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The story of Antigone by Ali Smith

The story of Antigone

Ali Smith

Audio CD

"'The crow crossed the sky, slow-beating her wings. Beat, beat, beat. It was night, not yet morning, and her feathers were so black that she coasted the air invisible above the city wall.' Thus begins Ali Smith's retelling of Sophocles' tragedy about...

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Valentine Joe by Rebecca Stevens

Valentine Joe

Rebecca Stevens

Audio CD

"When fifteen-year-old Rose visits Belgium, she can feel the deep scars left there by the Great War. But when she hears the sound of marching late at night, she does not expect to see the ghosts of the past from her window - and one boy in...

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Mayhem and meteorites by Fleur Hitchcock

Mayhem and meteorites

Fleur Hitchcock

Audio CD

"All is quiet in the sleepy seaside town of Bywater-by-Sea, that is until a second meteorite falls to earth - landing in the middle of the Field Craft Troop's outdoor expedition camp. Tom is faced with a growing problem, Jacob can suddenly set things...

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Jelly Baby by Jean Ure

Jelly Baby

Jean Ure

Audio CD

"Bitsy, or 'Jelly Baby', has been doing just fine living with dad and big sister Em since mum died. The housework may not always get done, and dinners might not always be at the table, but none of them ever minded! Until one day dad brings home a girlfriend...

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Dr Mukti and other tales of woe by Will Self

Dr Mukti and other tales of woe

Will Self

Audio CD

"Shiva Mukti is a hardworking and conscientious psychiatrist, who, in the inauspicious surroundings of St Mungo's - a central London hospital of more than average decrepitude - does his level best to staunch the flow of mental illness. But Mukti is not...

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Bedlam by L. J. Ross

Bedlam

L. J. Ross

Audio CD

"Fresh from a high-profile case in the Paris fashion world, elite forensic psychologist and criminal profiler Dr Alexander Gregory receives a call from the New York State Homicide Squad. The wife of a notorious criminal has been admitted to a private...

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Out of bounds by Val McDermid

Out of bounds

Val McDermid

Audio CD

"When a teenage joyrider crashes a stolen car, a routine DNA test could be the key to unlocking the mystery of a twenty-year-old murder inquiry. Detective Chief Inspector Karen Pirie is an expert at solving the unsolvable. With each cold case closed,...

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After the peace by Fay Weldon

After the peace

Fay Weldon

Audio CD

"How many parents does it take to make a baby? In the case of Rosalind Melrose Smithson it took four: one birth mother; one legal father; one interfering neighbour and one turkey baster filled with the defrosted essence of an anonymous donor. Or not ...

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Ant-man and the Wasp

Ant-man and the Wasp

Audio CD

"In the aftermath of the Avengers' Civil War, Scott Lang, the incredible Ant-Man, is grappling with the consequences of his choices--as a Super Hero, a father, and a friend. While he struggles to rebalance his life (and get used to living under house...

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Star Wars. Adventures in Wild Space

Star Wars. Adventures in Wild Space

Audio CD

"The Darkness: It is a time of darkness. With the end of the Clone Wars, and the destruction of the Jedi Order, the evil Emperor Palpatine rules the galaxy unopposed. When the parents of Milo and Lina Graf are abducted by agents of the evil Empire while...

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Star Wars. Adventures in Wild Space

Star Wars. Adventures in Wild Space

Audio CD

"The Escape: It is a dark time in a galaxy far, far away ... When the parents of Milo and Lina Graf are abducted by agents of the evil Empire, the children must undertake a perilous journey across the unknown reaches of Wild Space to rescue them - and...

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A real stretch by Carla Jablonski

A real stretch

Carla Jablonski

Audio CD

"Set before the events of The Incredibles, this original prequel story is focused on Elastigirl's crime-stopping adventures during the golden age of Supers. Elastigirl works to protect the people of Municiberg using her stretchy powers as she tries to...

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The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

Karina Yan Glaser

Audio CD

"The Vanderbeekers have always lived in the brownstone on 141st Street. It's practically a member of the family. So, when their reclusive, curmudgeonly landlord decides not to renew their lease, the five siblings have eleven days to do whatever it takes...

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Max Champion and the great race car robbery by Alexander McCall Smith

Max Champion and the great race car robbery

Alexander McCall Smith

Audio CD

"When Max finds an old car that has his last name - Champion - on the bonnet, he learns that his grandfather used to make some of the best cars around - and race them! That is, until his ideas book and his favourite car, Arabella, were stolen by greedy...

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The bell between worlds by Ian Johnstone

The bell between worlds

Ian Johnstone

Audio CD

"Half of your soul is missing. The lost part is in the mirror. And unless Sylas Tate can unite the two worlds, you will never be whole again. Sylas Tate leads a lonely existence since his mother died. But then the tolling of a giant bell draws him into...

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Feel the fear by Lauren Child

Feel the fear

Lauren Child

Audio CD

"Ruby Redfort: undercover agent, code-cracker and thirteen-year-old genius. The fourth book in the scarily awesome Ruby Redfort series, by multi-million-copy bestselling author Lauren Child. This time Ruby must pit her wits against a seemingly invisible...

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The twilight kingdom by Will Shindler

The twilight kingdom

Will Shindler

Audio CD

"The blood of innocents has been spilt, a terrible sequence of events has been set in motion. The forces of darkness are on the move. Deep underground, an army of light prepares itself for the oncoming war. The Doctor's used to winning. Stumbling in,...

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The story of Cyrano de Bergerac by Stefano Benni

The story of Cyrano de Bergerac

Stefano Benni

Audio CD

"Cyrano de Bergerac is in possession of a cadet-position in the French Army, a poet's soul and a very, very large nose. He is also in love with Roxane, but believes himself too ugly to be loved by her in turn. When the handsome but unpoetic new cadet...

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Hello Kitty and friends. The TV star, and The big race by Linda Chapman

Hello Kitty and friends. The TV star, and The big race

Linda Chapman

Audio CD

"Fifi is going to be on TV! But she's worried about messing it up, and isn't sure if she wants to go on. Can Hello Kitty help Fifi in time to make her a TV star? Hello Kitty's school is holding a sports day, and there's going to be a big race! Fifi and...

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Dragon gold by E. (Eleanor) Hawken

Dragon gold

E. (Eleanor) Hawken

Audio CD

"Sammy couldn't be more excited when two pandas arrive at Feral Zoo. But when he finds a golden egg hidden inside the panda crate, he knows things are about to get WEIRD - again. Soon the egg hatches, and Sammy comes face to face with a tiny dragon. ...

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Clouds of war by Ben Kane

Clouds of war

Ben Kane

Audio CD

"213 BC. Syracuse. Under the merciless Sicilian sun, a city is under siege. Outside the walls, a vast Roman army waits. Yet the city's incredible defences - designed by Archimedes - mean that the city will not be easily taken. A veteran of the bitter...

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Hell Hound curse by E. (Eleanor) Hawken

Hell Hound curse

E. (Eleanor) Hawken

Audio CD

"To make some extra money for Feral Zoo, Sammy, Red and Donny decide to promote their cryptozoology business - investigating animals that don't exist. Then the friends uncover the terrifying legend of the Hell Hound : anyone who is seen by this terrible...

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Dear Bill Bryson by Ben Aitken

Dear Bill Bryson

Ben Aitken

Audio CD

"In 2013, travel writer Ben Aitken decided to follow in the footsteps of his hero - literally - and started a journey around the UK, tracing the trip taken by Bill Bryson in his classic tribute to the British Isles, 'Notes from a Small Island.' Staying...

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Sparring partners by John Grisham

Sparring partners

John Grisham

Audio CD

"'Homecoming' takes us back to Ford County, the fictional setting of many of John Grisham's unforgettable stories. Jake Brigance is back, but he's not in the courtroom. He's called upon to help an old friend, Mack Stafford, a former lawyer in Clanton,...

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The ultimate quest by James Patterson

The ultimate quest

James Patterson

Audio CD

"Dodge missiles, map undersea caves, outrun secret agents, and uncover the ultimate treasure? That's a day in the life of the Kidds! The Kidd family is on an exciting new mission: use the augmented reality gear their parents created to uncover the lo...

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Take your breath away by Linwood Barclay

Take your breath away

Linwood Barclay

Audio CD

"One weekend, while Andrew Mason was on a fishing trip, his wife, Brie, vanished without a trace. Most everyone assumed Andy had got away with murder--it's always the husband, isn't it?--but the police could never build a strong case against him. For...

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The harbour master's daughter by Tania Anne Crosse

The harbour master's daughter

Tania Anne Crosse

Audio CD

"Devon, 1867. Free-spirited Rebecca Westbrook recognises her perfect match when she sees him. His name is Captain Adam Bradley. She is the harbour master's daughter. He is smouldering and sophisticated - the most eligible captain ever to sail into the...

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The plague letters by V. L. Valentine

The plague letters

V. L. Valentine

Audio CD

"London, 1665. Hidden within the growing pile of corpses in his churchyard, Rector Symon Patrick discovers a victim of the pestilence unlike any he has seen before: a young woman with a shorn head, covered in burns, and with pieces of twine delicately...

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Sell us the rope by Stephen May

Sell us the rope

Stephen May

Audio CD

"Revolutionary, poet, lover. Robber, murderer, spy. May 1907 and a young Stalin is in London for a conference of Russian communists. With Lenin, Trotsky, and Rosa Luxemburg among others he battles to keep the party radical, while dodging the attentions...

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A ration book victory by Jean Fullerton

A ration book victory

Jean Fullerton

Audio CD

"Queenie Brogan wasn't always an East End matriarch. Many years ago, before she married Fergus, she was Philomena Dooley, a daughter of Irish Travellers, planning to wed her childhood sweetheart, Patrick Mahone. But when tragedy struck and Patrick's....

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The poisonous solicitor by Stephen Bates

The poisonous solicitor

Stephen Bates

Audio CD

"In 1922, Major Herbert Armstrong, a Hay-on-Wye solicitor, was found guilty of, and executed for, poisoning his wife, Katharine, with arsenic. Armstrong's case has all the ingredients of a classic murder mystery, from a plot by Agatha Christie or Dor...

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A thunder of monsters by Seth Patrick

A thunder of monsters

Seth Patrick

Audio CD

"Patch Brightwater and his friend Barver, the dracogriff, are trapped on a mysterious island full of monstrous beasts. Their shapeshifting friend, Wren, is being held prisoner by the Piper of Hamelyn, but she's working hard to escape. Clad in his suit...

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Orla and the magpie's kiss by C. J. (Chris J.) Haslam

Orla and the magpie's kiss

C. J. (Chris J.) Haslam

Audio CD

"Orla, her brothers and Dave the dog are on holiday in Norfolk, visiting their eccentric Uncle Valentine. Orla may have recently learned she's a witch, but she's not looking for trouble. Nope. Definitely not. Unfortunately, her timing is terrible. She...

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The life she wants by J. M. Hewitt

The life she wants

J. M. Hewitt

Audio CD

"Paula worries that her marriage to Tommy is hanging by a thread. She loves how safe her husband makes her feel, but lately, it seems like he's pulling away from her, and he keeps avoiding a much-needed conversation about finally having children. When...

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The missing hours by Julia Dahl

The missing hours

Julia Dahl

Audio CD

"From a distance, Claudia Castro has it all: the famous family, the trust fund, thousands of Instagram followers, and a spot in NYU's freshman class. But then one drunken night everything changes. Her memory hazy, Claudia cuts herself off from her fa...

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The last commandment by Scott Shepherd

The last commandment

Scott Shepherd

Audio CD

"Christmastime in London: a period of joy and togetherness. Not for Metropolitan Police Commander Austin Grant, though. Three dead bodies have turned up on his patch, and the only thing they have in common is a number carved into their foreheads. A p...

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Sylvanas by Christie Golden

Sylvanas

Christie Golden

Audio CD

"Ranger-General. Banshee Queen. Warchief. Sylvanas Windrunner has borne many titles. To some, she is a hero, to others, a villain. But whether in pursuit of justice, vengeance, or something more, Sylvanas has always sought to control her own destiny....

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Danger on the Atlantic by Erica Ruth Neubauer

Danger on the Atlantic

Erica Ruth Neubauer

Audio CD

"Atlantic Ocean, 1926. Voyaging from Southampton to New York, self-reliant Jane is determined to prove herself a worthy investigator on the stately ship - even going undercover as the fashionable wife of her magnetic partner, Mr. Redvers. Few details...

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No one goes alone by Erik Larson

No one goes alone

Erik Larson

Audio CD

"A group of researchers sets sail for the Isle of Dorn in the North Atlantic in 1905 to explore the cause of several mysterious disappearances, most notably a family of four who vanished without a trace after a weeklong holiday on the island. Led by ...

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Beyond Bitcoin by Steven Boykey Sidley

Beyond Bitcoin

Steven Boykey Sidley

Audio CD

"After over a decade of Bitcoin, which has now moved beyond lore and hype into an increasingly robust star in the firmament of global assets, a new and more important question has arisen. What happens beyond Bitcoin? The answer is decentralised finance...

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M is for mummy by Katy Cox

M is for mummy

Katy Cox

Audio CD

"Lucy had it all: an exciting career, a rock-star husband, great friends, a size ten waist and pelvic floor muscles that could crack a walnut. And then, she had kids. Since giving birth to her second child, Lucy's life is totally unrecognisable. A...

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Our biggest experiment by Alice R. Bell

Our biggest experiment

Alice R. Bell

Audio CD

"'Our Biggest Experiment' tells the story of how the world became addicted to fossil fuels, how we discovered that electricity may be our saviour and how renewable energy is far from a 20th century discovery. Dr Alice Bell cuts through the jargon and...

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Tides by Sara Freeman

Tides

Sara Freeman

Audio CD

"After a sudden, devastating loss, Mara flees her family and ends up adrift in a wealthy coastal town. Mired in her grief, Mara's first few days are spent alone, surviving on what scraps of food she can find, and swimming at night in the ocean. When her...

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A field guide to larking by Lara Maiklem

A field guide to larking

Lara Maiklem

Audio CD

"To lark is to get out and about, to explore the world around us and to discover the little treasures hiding in plain sight. We think, of course, of mudlarking but there is also beachlarking, fieldlarking or even simply exploring your own home with fresh...

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Attack and decay by Andrew Cartmel

Attack and decay

Andrew Cartmel

Audio CD

"It starts with a perfectly normal evening in, except for the corpse-faced gentleman dressed all in black, with a crow on his shoulder, staring into the house, of course. And the visit from Owyn Wynter, head of Whyte Ravyn Records, who needs the Dete...

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Mrs Harris goes to Paris ; by Paul Gallico

Mrs Harris goes to Paris ;

Paul Gallico

Audio CD

"Mrs Harris is a salt-of-the-earth London charlady who cheerfully cleans the houses of the rich. One day, when tidying Lady Dant's wardrobe, she comes across the most beautiful thing she has ever seen in her life - a Dior dress. In all the years of her...

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The world's strongest audiobook by Eddie Hall

The world's strongest audiobook

Eddie Hall

Audio CD

"Go behind the scenes with Eddie as we follow his incredible journey from World's Strongest Man to competing in 'The Heaviest Boxing Match in History', featuring training diaries, 10 rounds of mental preparation, and documentary clips. You'll hear ex...

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The secret prison governor by author Anonymous

The secret prison governor

author Anonymous

Audio CD

"The Secret Prison Governor has spent decades surrounded by every type of prisoner known to man, from petty thieves and common drug dealers to crime bosses and dangerous serial killers. Since starting as a rookie, he has experienced the reality of the...

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Hot water by Christopher Fowler

Hot water

Christopher Fowler

Audio CD

"On a hot afternoon Summer sits beside a swimming pool in the South of France, waiting for her married lover, Steve, to arrive. By the time he turns up, flight delayed and his family unexpectedly in tow, Summer has vanished from the villa. Hannah the...

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Hello, stranger by Will Buckingham

Hello, stranger

Will Buckingham

Audio CD

"We navigate our interactions with strangers according to a host of unwritten rules, rituals and (sometimes awkward) attempts at politeness. But what if the people we meet were not a problem, but a gift? When philosopher and traveller Will Buckingham's...

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The eight year lie by J. M. Hewitt

The eight year lie

J. M. Hewitt

Audio CD

"Jessica returns home one day to find her husband, Patrick, dead. It's unclear what caused his death and though the shock is huge, she cannot pretend it's entirely unexpected. The police have questions, and Jessica knows that once they hear the answers...

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The girl in the mirror by Rose Carlyle

The girl in the mirror

Rose Carlyle

Audio CD

"Identical twins only look the same. Beautiful twin sisters Iris and Summer are startlingly alike, but beyond what the eye can see lies a darkness that sets them apart. Cynical and insecure, Iris has long been envious of open-hearted Summer's seeming...

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My name is Jensen by Heidi Amskinck

My name is Jensen

Heidi Amskinck

Audio CD

"Guilty. One word on a beggar's cardboard sign. And now he is dead, stabbed in a wintry Copenhagen street, the second homeless victim in as many weeks. Dagbladet reporter Jensen, stumbling across the body on her way to work, calls her ex lover DI Hen...

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A father's plea by Kamalle Dabboussy

A father's plea

Kamalle Dabboussy

Audio CD

"When Mariam married her childhood sweetheart in a fairytale Sydney wedding, her father Kamalle dreamed of a beautiful future for his family. When the young couple and their baby daughter went on an overseas holiday, he couldn't have been happier. But...

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Oddity by Eli Brown

Oddity

Eli Brown

Audio CD

"When her physician father is murdered, thirteen-year-old Clover Elkin embarks on a perilous mission through warring frontier territories to protect the one secret Oddity he left behind. And as she uncovers the truth about her parents and her past, C...

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Immortal by Jessica Duchen

Immortal

Jessica Duchen

Audio CD

"Who was Beethoven's 'Immortal Beloved'? After Ludwig van Beethoven's death, a love letter in his writing was discovered, addressed only to his 'Immortal Beloved'. Decades later, Countess Therese Brunsvik claims to have been the composer's lost love....

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Cruel acts by Jane (Jane E.) Casey

Cruel acts

Jane (Jane E.) Casey

Audio CD

"How can you spot a murderer? Leo Stone is a ruthless killer - or the victim of a miscarriage of justice. A year ago, he was convicted of the murder of two women and sentenced to life in prison. But now he's free, and according to him, he's innocent....

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The midnight peacock by Katherine Woodfine

The midnight peacock

Katherine Woodfine

Audio CD

"The festive season has come to Sinclair's, and Sophie and Lil are spending the holidays at snowy Winter Hall. But it turns out that this is no ordinary house party. As sinister secrets come to light, our intrepid heroines find themselves faced with a...

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Maggie and the flying pigs by E. D. Baker

Maggie and the flying pigs

E. D. Baker

Audio CD

"Eight-year-old Maggie has a keen eye for noticing things in the Enchanted Forest that no one else does - like unicorns, griffins and - flying pigs! Maggie's newest chore at her friend Bob's stable is taking care of flying pigs - but they're not so easy...

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The children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant

The children of Castle Rock

Natasha Farrant

Audio CD

"When Alice's family home has to be sold, she and her father Barney will do whatever it takes to buy it back - even if whatever it takes isn't strictly legal. And when Alice is expelled and sent away to an isolated boarding-school, she'll do whatever...

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The race to Kangaroo Cliff by Alexander McCall Smith

The race to Kangaroo Cliff

Alexander McCall Smith

Audio CD

"Ben and Fee MacTavish and the rest of the School Ship Tobermory crew head down under to take part in a tall ships race, but after a good start the Tobermory runs aground after it drops out to rescue a local boy, Kimba, stranded on the rocks. When the...

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The Moscow cipher by Scott Mariani

The Moscow cipher

Scott Mariani

Audio CD

"When twelve-year-old Valentina fails to return from a visit to her father in Moscow, alarm bells start ringing. Her rich and powerful family know there's one man they can depend on to bring her back safe: former SAS major Ben Hope. But what starts off...

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Maggie and the unicorn by E. D. Baker

Maggie and the unicorn

E. D. Baker

Audio CD

"Eight-year-old Maggie has a keen eye for noticing things in the Enchanted Forest that no one else does - like magical fish, griffins and - unicorns! Maggie is loving her new life now that she gets to help her friend, Bob, take care of magical animals...

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SAS ghost patrol by Damien Lewis

SAS ghost patrol

Damien Lewis

Audio CD

"This is the explosive true story of the day in 1942 when the SAS donned Nazi uniforms to perpetrate the most audacious and daring mission of the war. Beyond top secret, deniable in the extreme (and of course enjoying Churchill's enthusiastic blessing),...

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The firebird by Abie Longstaff

The firebird

Abie Longstaff

Audio CD

"Tibben, the Potions Master's apprentice, and his friend Wizz must journey to the Parched Desert to get to the bottom of the mystery fierce hot winds, which are blowing sand all over the Kingdom of Arthwen." -- Publisher.

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A secret sisterhood by Emily Midorikawa

A secret sisterhood

Emily Midorikawa

Audio CD

"Drawing on letters and diaries, some of which have never been published before, and new documents uncovered during the authors' research, the creative connections explored here reveal: Jane Austen's bond with a family servant, the amateur playwright...

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The olive tree by Lucinda Riley

The olive tree

Lucinda Riley

Audio CD

"It has been twenty-four years since a young Helena spent a magical holiday in Cyprus, where she fell in love for the first time. When the now crumbling house, 'Pandora', is left to her by her godfather, she returns to spend the summer there with her...

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The soldier's daughter by Rosie Goodwin

The soldier's daughter

Rosie Goodwin

Audio CD

"For as long as Briony can remember, she has been soft on the boy next door, Ernie, but her best friend Ruth has feelings for him too. When the Luftwaffe begin their bombing campaign of the Midlands, Ernie is called up to serve, as is her father, and...

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Dilly's sacrifice by Rosie Goodwin

Dilly's sacrifice

Rosie Goodwin

Audio CD

"Dilly is devastated. With her husband unable to work and four children already at home, they cannot afford to feed their new-born baby. Heartbroken, she heads into the night to deliver her baby girl to the Farthing family at the big house. Having just...

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The mill girl by Rosie Goodwin

The mill girl

Rosie Goodwin

Audio CD

"Life is tough on the cobbled backstreet courtyards of Abbey Street, Warwickshire, in the 1840s: boys are destined for the pit and girls for the mill. Despite this, clever, feisty Maryann is happy there - until her mother dies. Her family collapses, ...

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Home front girls by Rosie Goodwin

Home front girls

Rosie Goodwin

Audio CD

"Dotty, Lucy and Annabelle all turn up for work at Coventry's department store Owen Owen at the same time as war is declared. Dotty is an orphan, Lucy is the sole carer for her little sister, and although Annabelle has led a life of privilege until n...

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