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    • Best Kept Secret: Clifton Chronicles, Book 3

    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
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      5 out of 5 stars 173
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 172

    1945. The vote in the House of Lords as to who should inherit the Barrington family fortune has ended in a tie. The Lord Chancellor’s deciding vote will cast a long shadow on the lives of Harry Clifton and Giles Barrington. Harry returns to America to promote his latest novel, while his beloved Emma goes in search of the little girl who was found abandoned in her father’s office on the night he was killed. When the General Election is called, Giles Barrington has to defend his seat

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another gripping listening experience 🎧📖👍

    • By Tamara on 15-07-2016

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • The Sins of the Father: Clifton Chronicles, Book 2

    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Emilia Fox
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
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      5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211

    The second book in Jeffrey Archer’s highly acclaimed The Clifton Chronicles, The Sins of the Father takes the reader on a breath-taking journey from the backstreets of Bristol to the boardrooms of Manhattan.The book opens in New York, 1939. Harry Clifton, under the new identity of Tom Bradshaw, finds himself arrested for first degree murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it !!

    • By Anonymous User on 02-09-2017

    Non-member price: $39.02

    • Mightier than the Sword: Clifton Chronicles, Book 5

    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191
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      5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175

    When the bomb goes off, how many passengers on the Buckingham lose their lives? You will only find out if you read the opening chapter of  Mightier than the Sword. When Harry visits his publisher in New York, he's told that he's been elected the new president of English PEN and immediately launches a campaign for the release of a fellow author, Anatoly Babakov, who's imprisoned in a Russian gulag in Siberia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Addictive

    • By Eddie on 04-11-2016

    Non-member price: $34.18

    • Patrick Melrose, Volume 2: Mother's Milk and At Last

    • By: Edward St Aubyn
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Now a major Sky TV series starring Benedict Cumberbatch. The once illustrious, once wealthy Melroses are in peril, and Patrick Melrose, now a husband and father, is trying to gather together the pieces of his life. Caught up in the turmoil of broken promises, assisted suicide, adultery and - most tender and terrifying of all - fatherhood, Patrick is still a long way from salvation, but even as the family struggles against the pull of its dark past, a new generation promises new light, new hope and - perhaps - the promise of a brighter future.

    Non-member price: $33.43

    • A God in Ruins

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Kate Atkinson’s dazzling Life After Life, one of the top-selling adult books of 2014, explored the possibility of infinite chances, as Ursula Todd lived through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. In A God in Ruins, Atkinson turns her focus on Ursula’s beloved younger brother, Teddy – would-be poet, RAF bomber pilot, husband, and father – as he navigates the perils and progress of the 20th century. For all Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge will be to face living in a future he never expected to have.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Utterly Captivating

    • By Ian on 19-07-2015

    Non-member price: $37.46

    • Cometh the Hour

    • The Clifton Chronicles, Book 6
    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179

    Cometh the Hour opens with the reading of a suicide note, which has devastating consequences for Harry and Emma Clifton, Giles Barrington and Lady Virginia. Giles must decide if he should withdraw from politics and try to rescue Karin, the woman he loves, from behind the Iron Curtain. But is Karin truly in love with him, or is she a spy?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • yet again a brilliant storyline

    • By Allyson on 12-03-2016

    Non-member price: $34.34

    • This Was a Man

    • The Clifton Chronicles, Book 7
    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239
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      5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226

    This Was a Man opens with a shot being fired, but who pulled the trigger, and who lives, and who dies? In Whitehall, Giles Barrington discovers the truth about his wife, Karin, from the Cabinet Secretary. Is she a spy or a pawn in a larger game? Harry Clifton sets out to write his magnum opus while his wife, Emma, completes her 10 years as Chairman of the Bristol Royal Infirmary and receives an unexpected call from Margaret Thatcher offering her a job.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By trish callier on 20-11-2016

    Non-member price: $34.34

    • The Line of Beauty

    • By: Alan Hollinghurst
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 17 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In the summer of 1983, 23-year-old Nick Guest moves into an attic room in the Notting Hill home of the wealthy Feddens: Gerald, an ambitious Tory MP, his wife, Rachel, and their children, Toby and Catherine. Innocent of politics and money, Nick is swept up into the Feddens' world and an era of endless possibility, all the while pursuing his own private obsession with beauty. 

    Non-member price: $39.50

    • The Comfort of Strangers

    • By: Ian McEwan
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    As their holiday unfolds, Colin and Maria are locked in to their own intimacy. They groom themselves meticulously, as though there waits someone who cares deeply about how they appear. Then they meet a man with a disturbing story to tell and become drawn into a fantasy of violence and obsession.

    Non-member price: $27.50

    • The Kraken Wakes

    • By: John Wyndham
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Journalist Mike Watson and his wife, Phyllis, trace it back to the strange showering lights they noticed on the final day of their honeymoon cruise; lights which appeared to land and disappear into the water. Reports mount of similar sightings all over the world. Governments embark on missions to investigate the sea, but ships disappear and diving crews never return to the surface. Something deep in the ocean does not want to be disturbed.

    Non-member price: $25.82

    • The Sins of the Father: Clifton Chronicles, Book 2

    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Emilia Fox
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    The master storyteller continues the Clifton saga with this, the second novel. New York, 1939. Tom Bradshaw is arrested for first degree murder. He stands accused of killing his brother. When Sefton Jelks, a top Manhattan lawyer, offers his services for nothing, penniless Tom has little choice but to accept his assurance of a lighter sentence.

    Non-member price: $28.09

    • Patrick Melrose, Volume 1: Never Mind, Bad News and Some Hope

    • By: Edward St Aubyn
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Now a major Sky TV series starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Moving from Provence to New York to Gloucestershire, from the savageries of a childhood with a cruel father and an alcoholic mother to an adulthood fraught with addiction, Patrick Melrose is on a mission to escape himself. But the drugs don’t make him forget his past, and the glittering parties offer him no redemption....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • How badly can people treat each other?

    • By Anonymous User on 05-06-2018

    Non-member price: $33.43

    • A Spot of Bother

    • A Novel
    • By: Mark Haddon
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
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    Shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards, 2006

    George Hall doesn't understand the modern obsession with talking about everything. 'The secret of contentment, George felt, lay in ignoring many things completely.' Some things in life, however, cannot be ignored. At 57, George is settling down to a comfortable retirement, building a shed in his garden, reading historical novels, listening to a bit of light jazz.

    Non-member price: $17.97

    • Lost For Words

    • By: Edward St Aubyn
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Each of the judges of the Elysian Prize for literature has a reason for accepting the job. For the chairman, MP Malcolm Craig, it is backbench boredom, media personality Jo Cross is on the hunt for a 'relevant' novel, and Oxbridge academic Vanessa Shaw is determined to discover good writing. But for Penny Feathers of the Foreign Office, it's all just getting in the way of writing her own thriller.

    Non-member price: $25.46

    • Never Mind

    • A Patrick Melrose Novel, Book 1
    • By: Edward St Aubyn
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    At his mother’s family house in the south of France, Patrick Melrose has the run of a magical garden. Bravely imaginative and self-sufficient, five-year-old Patrick encounters the volatile lives of adults with care. His father, David, rules with considered cruelty, and Eleanor, his mother, has retreated into drink. They are expecting guests for dinner. But this afternoon is unlike the chain of summer days before, and the shocking events that precede the guests’ arrival tear Patrick's world in two.

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters

    • By: Julian Barnes
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      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

    This is one of the defining novels of English writer Julian Barnes. An entertaining melange of stories starting with a contemporary account of the launch of Noah's Ark takes us into unexpected areas of human foibles, activities, and tendencies.

    Non-member price: $61.50

    • Mother's Milk

    • A Patrick Melrose Novel, Book 4
    • By: Edward St Aubyn
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The once-illustrious, once-wealthy Melroses are in peril. Caught up in the wreckage of broken promises, child-rearing, adultery, and assisted suicide, Patrick finds his wife Mary consumed by motherhood, his mother in thrall to a New Age foundation, and his young son Robert understanding far more than he should. But even as the family struggles against the pull of its ever-present past, a new generation brings a new tenderness, and the possibility of change.

    Non-member price: $25.46

    • The American Boy

    • By: Andrew Taylor
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
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    England 1819: Thomas Shield, a new master at a school just outside London, is tutor to a young American boy and the boy's sensitive best friend, Charles Frant. Drawn to Frant's beautiful, unhappy mother, Thomas becomes caught up in her family's twisted intrigues.

    Non-member price: $13.26

    • Some Hope

    • A Patrick Melrose Novel, Book 3
    • By: Edward St Aubyn
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Patrick Melrose, cleaned-up and world-weary, is a reluctant guest at a glittering party deep in the English countryside. Amid a crowd of flitting social dragonflies, he finds his search for redemption and capacity for forgiveness challenged by his observation of the cruelties around him. Armed with his biting wit and a newly fashioned openness, can Patrick, who has been to the furthest limits of experience and back again, find release from the savageries of his childhood?

    Non-member price: $22.46

    • Bad News

    • A Patrick Melrose Novel, Book 2
    • By: Edward St Aubyn
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Twenty-two years old and in the grip of a massive addiction, Patrick Melrose is forced to fly to New York to collect his father's ashes. Over the course of a weekend, Patrick’s remorseless search for drugs on the avenues of Manhattan, haunted by old acquaintances and insistent inner voices, sends him into a nightmarish spiral. Alone in his room at the Pierre Hotel, he pushes body and mind to the very edge - desperate always to stay one step ahead of his rapidly encroaching past.

    Non-member price: $22.46

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