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  • The Taxidermist's Daughter

  • By: Kate Mosse
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An amazing read

  • By eloise on 28-03-2019

An amazing read

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Reviewed: 28-03-2019

What a spellbound and intriguing story from start to finish. Loved every feather and colour.

  • An Anonymous Girl

  • By: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Barrie Kreinik
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 137
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
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    4 out of 5 stars 126

When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr Shields, she thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money and leave. But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive, and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr Shields may know what she’s thinking...and what she’s hiding. As Jess’ paranoia grows, it becomes clear that she can no longer trust what is real in her life and what is one of Dr Shields’ manipulative experiments.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Creepy and keeps you guessing.

  • By Hannah on 23-02-2019

Twists and turns

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Reviewed: 21-03-2019

This book was spellbinding. Had me hooked from beginning to end. Every twist and turn was not expected.

  • The Widow

  • By: Fiona Barton
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 777
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 735
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 733

Exclusive to Audible! Listen to a discussion between the author and the narrator of The Widow at the end of this recording. We've all seen him: the man - the monster - staring from the front page of every newspaper, accused of a terrible crime. But what about her: the woman who grips his arm on the courtroom stairs - the wife who stands by him? Jean Taylor's life was blissfully ordinary. Nice house, nice husband. Glen was all she'd ever wanted: her Prince Charming.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Kate on 26-01-2016

absolutely addictive listening.

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Reviewed: 28-01-2016

absolutely addictive listening. couldn't put the book down. fantastic, excellent finish.
captiving and enthralling. excellent

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  • The Fault in Our Stars

  • By: John Green
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 284

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clever, heart warming, real.

  • By Anthony on 05-04-2014

beautiful story of love never lost.

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Reviewed: 07-01-2016

beautiful, addictive listening even for adults. couldn't wait for the next chapter. ending... hanging! thanks