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    • A Ladder to the Sky

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Richard E. Grant, Laurence Kennedy, Richard Cordery, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    If you look hard enough, you can find stories pretty much anywhere. They don’t even have to be your own. Or so would-be writer Maurice Swift decides very early on in his career. A chance encounter in a Berlin hotel with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann gives him an opportunity to ingratiate himself with someone more powerful than him. For Erich is lonely, and he has a story to tell. Whether or not he should do so is another matter entirely. Once Maurice has made his name, he sets off in pursuit of other people’s stories. He doesn’t care where he finds them - or to whom they belong - as long as they help him rise to the top.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Clever, witty and scandalous

    • By Deborah Lawson on 21-11-2018

    Non-member price: $33.43

    • The Heart's Invisible Furies

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
    • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 165

    Cyril Avery is not a real Avery, or at least that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Narration superb

    • By Kerrie on 30-03-2018

    Non-member price: $40.58

    • Crippen

    • A Novel of Murder
    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: James Daniel Wilson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    July 1910: The grisly remains of Cora Crippen, music hall singer and wife of Dr Hawley Crippen, are discovered in the cellar of 39 Hilldrop Crescent, Camden. But the Doctor and his mistress, Ethel Le Neve, have vanished, much to the frustration of Scotland Yard and the outrage of a horrified London. Across the Channel in Antwerp, the SS Montrose sets sail on its two week voyage to Canada. Amongst its passengers are the overbearing Antonia Drake and her daughter Victoria, who is hell-bent on romance....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story. Ordinary performance.

    • By Shayna on 30-10-2017

    Non-member price: $37.61

    • The House of Special Purpose

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Richard Teverson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Russia, 1915: At the age of 16, Georgy Jachmenev steps in front of an assassin's bullet intended for a senior member of the Russian Imperial Family and is instantly proclaimed a hero. Before the week is out, his life as the son of a peasant farmer is changed for ever when he is escorted to St Petersburg to take up his new position - as bodyguard to Alexei Romanov, the only son of Tsar Nicholas II.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic book!

    • By Elizabeth on 14-03-2019

    Non-member price: $33.10

    • The Absolutist

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    September 1919: 21-year-old Tristan Sadler takes a train from London to Norwich to deliver some letters to Marian Bancroft. Tristan fought alongside Marian’s brother Will during the Great War, but in 1917 Will laid down his guns on the battlefield, declared himself a conscientious objector and was shot as a traitor, an act which has brought shame and dishonour on the Bancroft family. But the letters are not the real reason for Tristan’s visit. He holds a secret deep in his soul. One that he is desperate to unburden himself of to Marian, if he can only find the courage.

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • The Second Child

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: David McFetteridge
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Alison Clarke returns home to her father's house in rural Wexford with her movie star boyfriend, Nick. It is the first time she has been home in years. Her father does not approve of her boyfriend or her pregnancy, and Alison's mother is struggling to keep them from fighting. There is a lot of tension in the house. Will father and daughter ever make up?

    Non-member price: $7.48

    • Drengen i den stribede pyjamas

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Tobias Hertz
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Den niårige Bruno bor i Berlin under anden verdenskrig. Bruno ved ikke meget om krigen og lever i lykkelig uvidenhed, selvom hans far er højtrangerende soldat tæt på Hitler. En dag får familien en vigtig gæst, da "Fyren" kommer til middag. Brunos far bliver forfremmet, og hele familien må forlade Berlin og flyttet til en lejr, som Bruno kalder "Afsides". I "Afsides" er alting anderledes. Fra sit værelse kan Bruno se en indhegning med en masse mennesker, som alle går i ens stribede pyjamasser.

    Non-member price: $11.62