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The arctic railway assassin by M.G Leonard

The arctic railway assassin

M.G Leonard

Audio CD

As the train leaves Stockholm, Hal and Uncle Nat realise they're being followed by a sinister figure, and Hal's powers of observation are tested when Uncle Nat's past comes back to haunt him. Journeying into the never-ending night of the arctic winter, our...

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The third form at St Clare's by Enid Blyton

The third form at St Clare's

Enid Blyton

Audio CD

"Expect more mischief at St Clare's!! Third Form at St Clare's: It's time for a new head girl. There are plenty of candidates, but after a terrible accident and a hilarious school play, the true leaders are revealed. Kitty at St Clare's: Pat breaks her arm and...

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The keys to kindness by Claudia Hammond

The keys to kindness

Claudia Hammond

Audio CD

"In The Keys to Kindness Claudia Hammond takes us on an eye-opening tour of kindness: what constitutes kindness (it's not what you think), effective strategies to build more of it into our lives and the benefits of being kind. She draws on the latest research...

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The hope dealer by Caitlin Cady

The hope dealer

Caitlin Cady

Audio CD

"Delivered with Caitlin Cady's signature wit, warmth and wisdom, each of the 101 messages will up the ante on your day, help you tune in to your highest self and plug into your full potential. Use this audiobook for a daily dose of guidance and inspiration....

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Mad honey by Jodi Picoult

Mad honey

Jodi Picoult

Audio CD

"Olivia fled her abusive marriage to return to her hometown and take over the family beekeeping business when her son Asher was six. Now, impossibly, her baby is six feet tall and in his last year of high school, a kind, good-looking, popular ice hockey star...

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The death of remembrance by Denzil Meyrick

The death of remembrance

Denzil Meyrick

Audio CD

"It's 1983, and a beat constable walks away from a bar where he knows a crime is about to be committed. In the present, an old fisherman is found dead by the shoreline and a stranger with a mission moves into a shabby Kinloch flat. Meanwhile, DCI Jim Daley is...

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The trials of life by David Attenborough

The trials of life

David Attenborough

Audio CD

"'This is, quite simply, the best thing I've ever done.' - Sir David Attenborough on the TV series, The Trials of Life, upon which this audiobook is based. This is the third and last of Sir David's great natural history audiobooks based on his TV series and...

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Hunting time by Jeffery Deaver

Hunting time

Jeffery Deaver

Audio CD

"There are two fundamental rules of survival. Number one: never be without a means of escape. Allison Parker is on the run with her teenage daughter, Hannah, and Colter Shaw has been hired by her eccentric boss, entrepreneur Marty Harmon, to find and protect...

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Written in blood by Caroline Graham

Written in blood

Caroline Graham

Audio CD

"Despite the fierce, and seemingly personal, objections of secretary Gerald Hadleigh, members of the Midsomer Worthy Writers' Circle press ahead and invite bestselling author Max Jennings to talk to their group. Besides, it's not as though he'll say yes. So...

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A daughter's courage by Renita D'Silva

A daughter's courage

Renita D'Silva

Audio CD

"How much would you sacrifice to save your family? 1929. When a passionate love affair threatens to leave Lucy in disgrace, she chooses a respectable marriage over a life of shame. With her husband, coffee-plantation-owner James, she travels to her new home in...

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The shadow sister by Lucinda Riley

The shadow sister

Lucinda Riley

Audio CD

"Star D'Apliese is at a crossroads in her life after the sudden death of her beloved father - the elusive billionaire, named Pa Salt by his six daughters, all adopted by him from the four corners of the world. He has left each of them a clue to their true...

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Fanatic heart by Thomas Keneally

Fanatic heart

Thomas Keneally

Audio CD

"John Mitchel, Irishman, lawyer, journalist, activist and politician, is a complex character. Charged with treason in Ireland and tried by an English judge he was snuck off mainland Ireland on the day he was charged to avoid a breakout and rebellion. He was...

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The keepers of the lighthouse by Kaye Dobbie

The keepers of the lighthouse

Kaye Dobbie

Audio CD

"1882. Laura Webster and her father are the stalwart keepers of Benevolence Island Lighthouse, a desolate place stranded in the turbulent Bass Strait. When a raging storm wrecks a schooner just offshore, the few survivors take shelter with the Websters,...

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Virtually Christmas by David Baddiel

Virtually Christmas

David Baddiel

Audio CD

It used to be the most WONDERFUL time of the year, but for years Christmas has been taken over by Winterzone. All the things that made Christmas special are gone: the human connection, the baubles passed down through generations, even the rubbish cracker...

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One for sorrow, two for joy by Marie-Claire Amuah

One for sorrow, two for joy

Marie-Claire Amuah

Audio CD

"It's hard to plan your future when the ghosts of the past won't leave you alone. Stella tries very hard to be good. She tries not to be sassy, to answer back, to be noticed. Because when Stella's father is angry, it's like lightning and thunder and...

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The fall of Númenor by J. R. R. Tolkien

The fall of Númenor

J. R. R. Tolkien

Audio CD

J.R.R. Tolkien famously described the Second Age of Middle-earth as a 'dark age, and not very much of its history is (or need be) told'. And for many years readers would need to be content with the tantalising glimpses of it found within the pages of The Lord...

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The Black Joke by A. E. Rooks

The Black Joke

A. E. Rooks

Audio CD

"A groundbreaking history of the Black Joke, the most famous member of the British Royal Navy's anti-slavery squadron, and the long fight to end the transatlantic slave trade. Initially a slaving vessel itself, the Black Joke was captured in 1827 and...

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Hurricane lizards and plastic squid by Thor Hanson

Hurricane lizards and plastic squid

Thor Hanson

Audio CD

"Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid is the first major audiobook by a biologist to focus on the fascinating story of how the natural world is adjusting, adapting, and sometimes measurably evolving in response to climate change. Lyrical and thought-provoking,...

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Treasured by Christina Riggs

Treasured

Christina Riggs

Audio CD

"When it was found in 1922, the 3,300-year old tomb of Tutankhamun sent shockwaves around the world, turning the boy-king into a household name overnight and kickstarting an international media obsession that endures to this day. From culture and academia to...

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Wonderdog by Jules Howard

Wonderdog

Jules Howard

Audio CD

"What do dogs understand of the world? Do their emotions feel like our own? Do they love like we do? Driven by his love of dogs, Charles Darwin was nagged by questions like these. To root out answers, his contemporaries toyed with dog sign language, and made...

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The Tudors in love by Sarah Gristwood

The Tudors in love

Sarah Gristwood

Audio CD

"Why did Henry VIII marry six times? Why did Anne Boleyn have to die? Why did Elizabeth I's courtiers hail her as a goddess come to earth? The dramas of courtly love have captivated centuries of readers and dreamers. Yet too often they're dismissed as...

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Five straight lines by Andrew Gant

Five straight lines

Andrew Gant

Audio CD

"Whether you prefer Baroque or pop, Theremins or violins, the music you love and listen to shapes your world. But what shaped the music? Ranging across time and space, this book takes us on a grand musical tour from music's origins in prehistory right up to...

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The invisible universe by Matthew Bothwell

The invisible universe

Matthew Bothwell

Audio CD

"From the discovery of entirely new kinds of galaxies to a window into cosmic 'prehistory', Bothwell shows us the Universe as we've never seen it before - literally. Since the dawn of our species, people all over the world have gazed in awe at the night sky....

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Drums in the distance by Joe Mulhall

Drums in the distance

Joe Mulhall

Audio CD

"Brazil, India and the US are still in thrall to authoritarian populism, and far-right views have become steadily normalised in mainstream politics. Mulhall's dramatic experiences on the front line of anti-fascist activism, coupled with his academic research,...

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Everest 1922 by Mick Conefrey

Everest 1922

Mick Conefrey

Audio CD

"Though it remains by far the world's most famous mountain, in recent years Everest's reputation has changed radically, with long queues of climbers on the Lhotse Face, lurid tales of frozen corpses and piles of high altitude trash. It wasn't always like this...

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Five on a secret trail by Enid Blyton

Five on a secret trail

Enid Blyton

Audio CD

Five on a secret trail. The Famous Five go camping and pitch their tent near a ruined and seemingly abandoned cottage. When Anne hears strange noises at night the others don't believe her. Until they see the ghostly lights. Is the cottage really haunted or is...

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The stern chase by John (John Anthony) Flanagan

The stern chase

John (John Anthony) Flanagan

Audio CD

"Outnumbered but determined, the Herons are ready for action. The scene is set for an epic battle at sea ... For years now, the Skandians have been the guardians of the Stormwhite Sea, stopping piracy wherever they find it. But there are some who don't like...

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Mim and the anxious artist by Katrina Nannestad

Mim and the anxious artist

Katrina Nannestad

Audio CD

"Mim Cohen roams the world in a travelling bookshop, with her dad and brother and a horse called Flossy. Flossy leads them where she will, to the place where they're needed most. The place where the perfect book will find its way home. Now Mim has arrived in...

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Happy to help (eventually) by Liz Pichon

Happy to help (eventually)

Liz Pichon

Audio CD

"This is the art box of my DREAMS. Earning extra pocket money to buy it will be TRICKY. I'll need to HELP OUT a LOT. Wash Delia's clothes? Why not. Clean Dad's shed? Yes, please! Sweep up the leaves? No problem! But when a HUGE STORM hits Oakfield Town and...

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Prey zone by Wilbur A. Smith

Prey zone

Wilbur A. Smith

Audio CD

"Ralph and Robyn live at Crocodile Lodge, their family ranch in South Africa, where they help with the animals, aid the conservation effort and learn the land. That is, until a mysterious predator starts terrorising the reserve. On the trail for answers, the...

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The wonderful world of wombats by Jackie French

The wonderful world of wombats

Jackie French

Audio CD

Wombats! Wombats! And even more wombats ... This collection contains some of Jackie French's most popular and best-loved wombats books. Renowned for her knowledge, admiration and love for wombats, Jackie French's The Wonderful World of Wombats will reveal the...

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The ultimate guide to growing dragons by Andy Shepherd

The ultimate guide to growing dragons

Andy Shepherd

Audio CD

Tomas, the boy who grew dragons, is officially the Grand High Dragon Master. He's lived with his dragons - Flicker and Zing - and grown dozens more. He's an expert at caring for the dragonfruit tree. He knows all the tricks for training dragons, nurturing...

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Five get into a fix by Enid Blyton

Five get into a fix

Enid Blyton

Audio CD

Five get into a fix. The Five are off to the snowy Welsh mountains where they can't wait to go tobogganing and skiing. But soon they are distracted by strange events at Old Towers - a mysterious house whose owner hasn't been seen for some time. The Five are...

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Stone blind by Natalie Haynes

Stone blind

Natalie Haynes

Audio CD

"'So to mortal men, we are monsters. Because of our flight, our strength. They fear us, so they call us monsters.' Medusa is the sole mortal in a family of gods. Growing up with her Gorgon sisters, she begins to realise that she is the only one who experiences...

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The Passenger by Cormac McCarthy

The Passenger

Cormac McCarthy

Audio CD

"1980, Pass Christian, Mississippi. It is three in the morning when Bobby Western zips the jacket of his wetsuit and plunges from the boat deck into darkness. His dive light illuminates the sunken jet, nine bodies still buckled in their seats, hair floating,...

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So long, Chester Wheeler by Catherine Ryan Hyde

So long, Chester Wheeler

Catherine Ryan Hyde

Audio CD

"Lewis Madigan is young, gay, out of work and getting antsy when he's roped into providing end-of-life care for his insufferable homophobic neighbour, Chester Wheeler. Lewis doesn't need the aggravation, just the money. The only requirements: run errands, be...

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Emma by Fiona McArthur

Emma

Fiona McArthur

Audio CD

"Loving mother and midwife. Emma's family has always lived in beautiful Lyrebird Lake and she's built a wonderful life for herself and her little daughter. Living the dream, working in midwifery ... hiding from the possible destruction that hangs over her...

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My dream time by Ashleigh Barty

My dream time

Ashleigh Barty

Audio CD

"I'm only in my mid-twenties, and some might think that's young to write a memoir. Who does that, right? But this book gives me a chance to look back at every moment of the 20 years in between, and to think carefully through the highs and lows, the work and...

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Retribution by Sarah Barrie

Retribution

Sarah Barrie

Audio CD

"Ace hacker, ex-prostitute, Jack Daniels drinker and part-time vigilante Lexi Winter is now working with the police, with a new enemy in her sights and an old foe on her mind. Most probationary constables would baulk at chasing a drug dealer into a train...

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Deception by Lesley Pearse

Deception

Lesley Pearse

Audio CD

"What happens when the person closest to you has led a life of deception? After the funeral of her mother, Sally, Alice Kent is approached by a man named Angus Tweedy. He claims to be her father and tells her that he served time in prison for marrying Sally...

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Instant karma by David Michie

Instant karma

David Michie

Audio CD

"'Imagine if karma went instant?' said Anton. 'How crazy would that be?' What if we all woke one day to discover that every act of generosity was followed, soon after, by an unexpected windfall? If theft or betrayal led to rapid calamity? Within minutes, the...

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Cradle of thorns by Josephine Cox

Cradle of thorns

Josephine Cox

Audio CD

"Nell Reece has never known her mother, and her father's burden of guilt about his wife has kept him cowed for years, working as a common labourer on his sister's farm. For all her aunt's spiteful attempts to break Nell's independent spirit, she has never...

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The Empire by Michael Ball

The Empire

Michael Ball

Audio CD

"Welcome to The Empire theatre. 1922. When Jack Treadwell arrives at The Empire, in the middle of a rehearsal, he is instantly mesmerised. But amid the glitz and glamour, he soon learns that the true magic of the theatre lies in its cast of characters - both...

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The love algorithm by Claudia Carroll

The love algorithm

Claudia Carroll

Audio CD

"Iris lives by numbers. The only thing missing from her perfectly calibrated life is a partner - and not for lack of trying. After decades of disappointment, Iris practically has a PhD in online dating. But something still eludes her: that unquantifiable...

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The butterfly collector by Tea Cooper

The butterfly collector

Tea Cooper

Audio CD

"1868, Morpeth. Theodora Breckenridge, still in mourning after the loss of her parents and brother at sea, is more interested in working quietly on her art at the family's country estate than she is finding a husband in Sydney society. Theodora seeks to...

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Madly, deeply by Alan Rickman

Madly, deeply

Alan Rickman

Audio CD

Alan Rickman remains one of the most beloved actors of all time across almost every genre, from his breakout role as Die Hard's villainous Hans Gruber to his heart-wrenching run as Professor Severus Snape. His air of dignity, his sonorous voice and the knowing...

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Midnight at the shelter by Nanci Turner Steveson

Midnight at the shelter

Nanci Turner Steveson

Audio CD

"Written with a distinctively doggy voice, great humor, and plenty of heart, this novel from acclaimed author Nanci Turner Steveson is a perfect pick for readers looking for a touching animal story in the vein of Because of Winn-Dixie or Marley & Me. Rescue...

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The zero night by Brian Freeman

The zero night

Brian Freeman

Audio CD

"Attorney Gavin Webster says he paid 100,000 dollars in ransom money to the men who kidnapped his wife. Now they've disappeared with the cash, and she's still missing. Gavin claims to be desperate to find her--but Stride discovers that the lawyer had plenty of...

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Gabe in the After by Shannon Doleski

Gabe in the After

Shannon Doleski

Audio CD

"It’s fourteen-year-old Gabe Sweeney’s day to check for survivors ... Two years after a global pandemic, twenty survivors (most of them children) have relocated from their coastal Maine island full of sad memories to a mansion on a small, neighboring island...

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The betrayal by Robert Mazur

The betrayal

Robert Mazur

Audio CD

"Three years after undercover agent Robert Mazur infiltrated Pablo Escobar's Medellin drug cartel, he re-emerged, a half-million-dollar bounty still on his head, with a new identity for a risky new sting. Deployed to Panama, he worked, travelled, partied and...

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Daughters of the north by Jennifer Morag Henderson

Daughters of the north

Jennifer Morag Henderson

Audio CD

"Mary, Queen of Scots' marriage to the Earl of Bothwell is notorious. Less known is Bothwell's first wife, Jean Gordon, who extricated herself from their marriage and survived the intrigue of the Queen's court. 'Daughters of the North' reframes this turbulent...

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Elon Musk by Michael Vlismas

Elon Musk

Michael Vlismas

Audio CD

"In 2022 Elon Musk - one of the richest and best-known people on earth - made headlines worldwide with his bid to buy Twitter, and he is often in the news for his entrepreneurial exploits and his controversial tweets. Who is this boundary-pushing billionaire...

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Tomek's journey by Jean-Claude Mourlevat

Tomek's journey

Jean-Claude Mourlevat

Audio CD

"Tomek lives a quiet life running his late parents' village store, which has everything you could ever need, and more. Then one day a girl visits. She asks Tomek if he sells something he's never heard of before: a drop of water from the magical River Qjar,...

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The twisted ones by T. Kingfisher

The twisted ones

T. Kingfisher

Audio CD

"When Mouse's dad asks her to clean out her dead grandmother's house, she says yes. After all, how bad could it be? Answer: pretty bad. Grandma was a hoarder, and her house is stuffed with useless rubbish. That would be horrific enough, but there's more -...

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The wisteria tree cottage by Holly (Novelist) Martin

The wisteria tree cottage

Holly (Novelist) Martin

Audio CD

"Meadow has only ever loved one man - the very gorgeous Bear Brookfield. Ever since they were children she's dreamed of marrying him under the green canopy of Wishing Wood. But when a teenage kiss that held such promise was followed by a series of...

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Zo and the forest of secrets by Alake Pilgrim

Zo and the forest of secrets

Alake Pilgrim

Audio CD

"When Zo decides to run away from home, she isn't scared; she knows the forest like the back of her hand, after all. But, as she journeys through the once-familiar landscape, she encounters terrifying creatures and a warped version of the mythology of the...

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Salt lick by Lulu Allison

Salt lick

Lulu Allison

Audio CD

"Britain is awash, the sea creeps into the land, brambles and forest swamp derelict towns. Food production has moved overseas and people are forced to move to the cities for work. The countryside is empty. A chorus, the herd voice of feral cows, wander this...

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The sandman by Mark Dawson

The sandman

Mark Dawson

Audio CD

"When an inmate is found unresponsive in his high security cell at Belmarsh prison, he's rushed to hospital for treatment. The prisoner is human trafficker and international fixer Tristan Huxley, a man a lot of people have good reason to want dead. But Huxley...

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Seeing other people by Diana Reid

Seeing other people

Diana Reid

Audio CD

"Charlie's skin was stinging. Not with heat or sweat, but with that intense, body-defining self-consciousness - that sense of being watched. She lowered her eyes from Eleanor's loving gaze. Her throat taut with tears, she swallowed. 'You're a good sister,...

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The spongy void by Andrew Hansen

The spongy void

Andrew Hansen

Audio CD

"4000 years ago, the Unpharaoh knew another powerful magician, who built a secret cursed chamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza. She tells Cainus to lure Bab to that chamber, where not even the Pharaoh's Beard will protect him. Bab finds the secret chamber,...

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Tear it down by Nicholas Petrie

Tear it down

Nicholas Petrie

Audio CD

"Iraq war veteran Peter Ash is restless in the home he shares with June Cassidy in Washington State. June knows Peter needs to be on the move, so she sends him to Memphis to help her friend Wanda Wyatt, a photographer and war correspondent who's been receiving...

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The Tin Nose Shop by Don J. Snyder

The Tin Nose Shop

Don J. Snyder

Audio CD

"Young artist Sam Burke is spared death by firing squad on the battlefields of France and brought to a remote castle by the Irish Sea. At the 'Tin Nose Shop' he is tasked with creating intricate masks to hide the mutilated faces of his fellow soldiers from the...

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One fatal secret by Jane Isaac

One fatal secret

Jane Isaac

Audio CD

"Nicole Jameson has always been proud of her husband, Ethan. He's built a successful career in finance, and his employers, the Harrisons, treat them like family. They're a firm who look after their own, and even gave a loan to the company chauffeur, Conrad, to...

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The partner track by Helen Wan

The partner track

Helen Wan

Audio CD

"Ingrid Yung's life is full of firsts. A first-generation Chinese American, the first lawyer in her family, she's about to collect the holy grail of "firsts" and become the first minority woman to make partner at the venerable old law firm Parsons Valentine &...

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The path of thorns by Angela Slatter

The path of thorns

Angela Slatter

Audio CD

"Asher Todd comes to live with the mysterious Morwood family as a governess to their children. Asher knows little about being a governess but she is skilled in botany and herbcraft, and perhaps more than that. And she has secrets of her own, dark and terrible...

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Red warning by Matthew Quirk

Red warning

Matthew Quirk

Audio CD

"CIA agent Sam Hudson has been hunting Konstantin, a Russian deep cover operative responsible for numerous murders on US and UK soil, for years - and he finally thinks he's picked up his trail in Geneva. But just as Sam is about to get vital intelligence, his...

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Rolling the dice by Stephanie Harte

Rolling the dice

Stephanie Harte

Audio CD

"Finn McCaskill feels like he's hit the jackpot when he lands a security job at London City Airport handling pallet loads of cash. Old friend Paul Best sees a lucrative opportunity and can't let it pass them by. Lola Marshall hoped moving to London would help...

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Miss Morton and the English house party murder by Catherine Lloyd

Miss Morton and the English house party murder

Catherine Lloyd

Audio CD

"The options for the penniless daughter of a deceased Earl are few indeed in Regency England. So, following the suspicious death of her father, the Earl of Morton, and the discovery that she and her much younger sister have been left without income or home,...

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Mr Horniman's walrus by Clare Paterson

Mr Horniman's walrus

Clare Paterson

Audio CD

"Family patriarch John Horniman established the tea company that bore his name in 1826, which went on to become one of the best-known brands of nineteenth-century Britain. His son Frederick created the eclectic and wonderful Horniman Museum in London, and his...

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Murder in Williamstown by Kerry Greenwood

Murder in Williamstown

Kerry Greenwood

Audio CD

"When the redoubtable Miss Phryne Fisher receives threatening letters at her home, she enlists the unflappable apprentice Tinker to investigate. But as the harassment of Phryne threatens to spin out of control, her lover, Lin Chung is also targeted. Meanwhile,...

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Night terrors by Alice Vernon

Night terrors

Alice Vernon

Audio CD

"A history of dreaming - and the darkest parts of our sleeping lives. Ever since she was a child, Alice Vernon has slept strangely. From episodes of sleepwalking to hallucinations of sinister figures in her bedroom, her nights are often eventful and sometimes...

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Not exactly what I had in mind by Kate Brook

Not exactly what I had in mind

Kate Brook

Audio CD

"Hazel and Alfie have just moved in together as flatmates. They've also just slept together, which was either a catastrophic mistake, or the best decision of their lives. Before they can decide, Hazel's sister Emily and her wife Daria arrive for a visit,...

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On the first day of Christmas by Faith Hogan

On the first day of Christmas

Faith Hogan

Audio CD

"When Liv Latimer says goodbye to her colleagues and finishes work for the holidays, she's looking forward to a Christmas to remember with her boyfriend Eddie. But before she makes it home, her phone rings, calling her back into work. And Liv is faced with a...

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The house on Rockaway Beach by Emma Burstall

The house on Rockaway Beach

Emma Burstall

Audio CD

"When their grandmother leaves them her house in her will, sisters Sophie and Celia return to Rockaway, but they cannot agree on anything. It seems they will never see eye to eye, until Sophie makes a chance discovery which will make her question everything."...

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The husband diet by Nancy Barone

The husband diet

Nancy Barone

Audio CD

"Erica Cantelli feels weighed down and it's nothing to do with the extra pounds she's trying to lose. Juggling a successful career to juggle with two children and a deadweight husband, most days can feel she's biting off more than she can chew.In fact...

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In love by Amy Bloom

In love

Amy Bloom

Audio CD

"In January 2020, Amy Bloom travelled with her husband Brian to Switzerland, where he was helped by Dignitas to end his life while Amy sat with him and held his hand. Brian was terminally ill and for the last year of his life Amy had struggled to find a way to...

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The last overland by Alex Bescoby

The last overland

Alex Bescoby

Audio CD

"In 1955, a young TV producer named David Attenborough was approached by six graduates determined to drive the entire length of Eurasia from London to Singapore. It was the 'unclimbed Everest of motoring' - many had tried, none had succeeded. Sensing this time...

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Lightlark by Alex Aster

Lightlark

Alex Aster

Audio CD

"Every 100 years, the island of Lightlark appears to host the Centennial, a deadly game that only the rulers of six realms are invited to play. The invitation is a summons - a call to embrace victory and ruin, baubles and blood. The Centennial offers the six...

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The Medici murders by David Hewson

The Medici murders

David Hewson

Audio CD

"When a well-known British TV historian, Marmaduke Godolphin, is found murdered in the canals of Venice during carnival, stabbed by a stiletto blade, the Venetian police are eager to have the case solved and cleared up within a day - murder is bad for tourism!...

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The Goldenacre by Philip Miller

The Goldenacre

Philip Miller

Audio CD

"The Goldenacre - a masterpiece by the painter and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh - has been given to the people of Scotland. The beautiful canvas, the last work by the artistic genius, enthrals the art world, but behind it lies a dark and violent...

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Head trauma by Nick Smith

Head trauma

Nick Smith

Audio CD

"Here is a humourous yet honest look at the education system, from trainee to headteacher across an extraordinary thirty-year career. 'As I began my teacher training, little did I know of what awaited me. Almost three decades and seven schools later, I am head...

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Hester by Laurie Lico Albanese

Hester

Laurie Lico Albanese

Audio CD

"A vivid reimagining of the woman who inspired Hester Prynne, the tragic heroine of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. When Isobel Gamble sets sail for the New World in the early 1800s with her husband Edward, she hopes it will be a fresh start for them...

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Home/land by Rebecca Mead

Home/land

Rebecca Mead

Audio CD

"When the New Yorker writer Rebecca Mead relocated to her birth city, London, with her family in the summer of 2018, she was both fleeing the political situation in America and seeking to expose her son to a wider world. With a keen sense of what she'd given...

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Creeping Beauty by Joseph Coelho

Creeping Beauty

Joseph Coelho

Audio CD

"Eshe and her twelve sisters are Fairy Godmothers, honoured for the incredible gifts they can bestow. But Eshe's special abilities are a little different - she can glimpse into the future! And, one day, Eshe foresees something terrifying: a world blanketed in...

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Day's end by Garry Disher

Day's end

Garry Disher

Audio CD

"Hirsch's rural beat is wide. Daybreak to day's end, dirt roads and dust. Every problem that besets small towns and isolated properties, from unlicensed driving to arson. In the time of the virus, Hirsch is seeing stresses heightened and social divisions...

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Ghost games by Jenni Jennings

Ghost games

Jenni Jennings

Audio CD

"Preparations are in full swing for the Halloween Ball when the Underland Mayor is ghostnapped, throwing Underland into turmoil. It is down to Malice, Seth and Uncle Vex to prove Ma and Pa's innocence and bring the real culprits to justice. If they don't, it...

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Ghostlight by Kenneth Oppel

Ghostlight

Kenneth Oppel

Audio CD

"Gabe doesn't actually believe in ghosts - until he finds himself face to face with Rebecca Strand, who fell from the top of a lighthouse along with her father when she was 16. The true story of her death is far more terrifying than any ghost tale. Rebecca's...

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Glitterati by Oliver K. Langmead

Glitterati

Oliver K. Langmead

Audio CD

"Simone is one of the Glitterati, the elite living lives of luxury and leisure. Slave to the ever-changing tides - and brutal judgements - of fashion, he is immaculate. To be anything else is to be unfashionable, and no one wants to be unfashionable, or even...

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Blackstone Fell by Martin Edwards

Blackstone Fell

Martin Edwards

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"Yorkshire, 1606. A man vanishes from a locked gatehouse in a remote village. 300 years later, it happens again. Autumn 1930. Journalist Nell Fagan knows there's only one person who can get to the bottom of this mystery: Rachael Savernake. But someone wants...

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The bone road by Natasha Solomons

The bone road

Natasha Solomons

Audio CD

"When two bodies wash up on a river bank in the Balkans, Simo Subotic is called in to investigate. It soon becomes clear that their deaths were the result of torture not seen since the Bosnian War. Meanwhile, after a drug bust prematurely ends the Tour de...

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Broad River Station by Fleur McDonald

Broad River Station

Fleur McDonald

Audio CD

"Mia, a newly graduated constable, on her first post is assigned to Broad River, a small country town. And as certain as she is about her ability to do the job, on day one she's already in conflict with colleagues who believe that women shouldn't be coppers....

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The carnival is over by Greg Woodland

The carnival is over

Greg Woodland

Audio CD

"1971. Hal is seventeen, with dreams of escaping from Moorabool to a life in the city. But right now he's on a good behaviour bond and stuck in a job he hates, paying off the car he 'borrowed' and crashed. Hal's packing-room job makes him a target for...

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Chums by Simon Kuper

Chums

Simon Kuper

Audio CD

"Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, David Cameron, George Osborne, Theresa May, Dominic Cummings, Daniel Hannan, Jacob Rees-Mogg: Whitehall is swarming with old Oxonians. They debated each other in tutorials, ran against each other in student elections, and attended...

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Acts of service by Lillian Fishman

Acts of service

Lillian Fishman

Audio CD

"If sex is a truth-teller, Eve - a young, queer woman in Brooklyn - is looking for answers. On an evening when she is feeling particularly impulsive, she posts some nude photos of herself online. This is how Eve meets Olivia, and through Olivia, the...

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Adventures in Morocco by Alice Morrison

Adventures in Morocco

Alice Morrison

Audio CD

"TV presenter, writer, and adventurer Alice Morrison gives her own unique and personal insight into Morocco, her home for 1001 nights. When Alice Morrison headed out to Morocco, it was to take on one of the most daunting challenges: to run in the famous...

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After Paris by Nicole Kennedy

After Paris

Nicole Kennedy

Audio CD

"Alice, Nina and Jules have been best friends for twenty years. They met in Paris and return there once a year, to relive their youth, leave the troubles of home behind, and indulge in each other's friendship and warmth. But this year, aged thirty-nine, the...

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Beat stress at work by Mark (Management trainer) Simmonds

Beat stress at work

Mark (Management trainer) Simmonds

Audio CD

"For some, there is a high price to pay for ambition and success. The toll it can take on our mental health can be significant, particularly if we are born with the 'Worry' gene. In Beat Stress at Work, management trainer Mark Simmonds helps you understand the...

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Beautiful by Danielle Steel

Beautiful

Danielle Steel

Audio CD

"Veronique Vincent is a star. At age 22, she is one of the most sought-after models in fashion, gracing the covers of magazines and walking the runways of haute couture shows across the globe. Yet, despite being the consummate professional, Veronique wants...

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1989 by Val McDermid

1989

Val McDermid

Audio CD

"It's 1989 and Allie Burns is back. Older and maybe wiser, she's running the northern news operation of the Sunday Globe, chafing at losing her role in investigative journalism and at the descent into the gutter of the UK tabloid media. But there's plenty to...

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Ghost in the machine by Ed (Fiction writer) James

Ghost in the machine

Ed (Fiction writer) James

Audio CD

"With a messy divorce behind her, Caroline Adamson's future is finally looking up. But after her mutilated body is found, police think Caroline's ex-husband is the main suspect. When one murder becomes three, Edinburgh faces up to the fact that it might have a...

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