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    • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

    • By: Heather Morris
    • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,008
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,852
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      5 out of 5 stars 1,850

    The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I didn' want it to end (I know that seems ghastly)

    • By Sarah on 30-04-2018

    Regular price: $54.63

    • The Pearl Thief

    • By: Fiona McIntosh
    • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
    • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Severine Kassel is asked by the Louvre in 1963 to aid the British Museum with curating its antique jewellery, her speciality. Her London colleagues find her distant and mysterious, her cool beauty the topic of conversations around its quiet halls. No one could imagine that she is a desperately damaged woman, hiding her trauma behind her chic French image. It is only when some dramatic Byzantine pearls are loaned to the museum that Severine's poise is dashed and the tightly controlled life she's built around herself is shattered....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • lovely

    • By Anonymous User on 06-11-2018

    Regular price: $26.95

    • Norse Mythology

    • By: Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,355
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,243
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,239

    The great Norse myths are woven into the fabric of our storytelling - from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and Marvel Comics. They are also an inspiration for Neil Gaiman's own award-bedecked, best-selling fiction. Now he reaches back through time to the original source stories in a thrilling and vivid rendition of the great Norse tales.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Yes!!!

    • By Charles on 15-03-2017

    Regular price: $23.41

    • All the Light We Cannot See

    • By: Anthony Doerr
    • Narrated by: Julie Teal
    • Length: 17 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,259
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,175
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,175

    Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighbourhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure's agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stunning

    • By Sophie on 20-05-2015

    Regular price: $30.38

    • Circe

    • By: Madeline Miller
    • Narrated by: Perdita Weeks
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211

    From the Orange Prize-winning, internationally best-selling author of The Song of Achilles comes the powerful story of the mythological witch Circe, inspired by Homer's Odyssey. In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity and is scorned and rejected by her kin. Increasingly isolated, she turns to mortals for companionship, leading her to discover a power forbidden to the gods: witchcraft.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining read

    • By peastri on 01-08-2018

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Poisonwood Bible

    • By: Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated by: Dean Robertson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to Scripture - is calamitously transformed on African soil.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stunning

    • By KateS on 19-12-2014

    Regular price: $43.93

    • Homegoing

    • By: Yaa Gyasi
    • Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, narrated by Dominic Hoffman.

    Effia and Esi: two sisters with two very different destinies. One sold into slavery, one a slave trader's wife. The consequences of their fate reverberate through the generations that follow.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Michelle Grant on 12-04-2018

    Regular price: $37.46

    • The Fiery Cross

    • Outlander, Book 5
    • By: Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 55 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 516
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 467
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 464

    The year is 1771. Claire Randall is still an outlander, out of place and out of time. But now she is linked by love to her only anchor: Jamie Fraser. They have crossed oceans and centuries to build a life together in North Carolina. But tensions, both ancient and recent, threaten members of their clan. Knowing that his wife has the gift of prophecy, James must believe Claire, though he would prefer not to. Claire has shared a dreadful truth: there will, without a doubt, be a war.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great read if you have the time and patience

    • By col40h on 01-12-2016

    Regular price: $71.76

    • Dragonfly in Amber

    • By: Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 38 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 805
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 738
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 737

    New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon enchanted scores of fans with Outlander, her electrifying historical saga set in 18th-century Scotland. Now this sequel sweeps listeners back into the past as Claire relates more of her perilous sojourn there with her Scottish warrior husband, James Fraser. Twenty years after her strange journey back in time, Claire has returned to Scotland with her daughter, determined to share with her the secret she has harbored since her time travel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not a sappy romance, a great adventure!

    • By Samuel on 25-05-2015

    Regular price: $61.50

    • A Breath of Snow and Ashes

    • Outlander, Book 6
    • By: Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 57 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 298
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 269

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes continues the saga of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century, time-traveling wife, Claire. The year is 1772, and the rift between Britain and its American colonies has put a frightening word into the minds of all concerned: revolution. In the backwoods of North Carolina, violence has already reared its ugly head, as cabins have been burned to the ground. To preserve the colony for King George III, the governor pleads with Jamie to bring the people together and restore peace. But Jamie has the burden of knowing that war cannot be avoided.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another brillant book.

    • By Maggiestampa on 02-08-2016

    Regular price: $71.76

    • Written in My Own Heart's Blood

    • Outlander, Book 8
    • By: Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 44 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 412
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 385
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 379

    It is June 1778, and the world seems to be turning upside down. The British Army is withdrawing from Philadelphia, with George Washington in pursuit, and for the first time, it looks as if the rebels might actually win. But for Claire Fraser and her family, there are even more tumultuous revolutions that have to be accommodated. Her former husband, Jamie, has returned from the dead, demanding to know why in his absence she married his best friend, Lord John Grey.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent on all accounts

    • By Monique M. on 19-02-2015

    Regular price: $32.77

    • Blood Meridian

    • Or the Evening Redness in the West
    • By: Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    Author of the National Book Award-winning All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy is one of the most provocative American stylists to emerge in the last century. The striking novel Blood Meridian offers an unflinching narrative of the brutality that accompanied the push west on the 1850s Texas frontier.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hypnotic

    • By C.J.R Flanagan on 03-02-2014

    Regular price: $53.27

    • The Pillars of the Earth

    • The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 1
    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 40 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 524
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 480
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 482

    The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known... of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul... of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame... and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • my favourite book!

    • By Matt on 09-01-2016

    Regular price: $62.44

    • The Clan of the Cave Bear

    • Earth's Children 1
    • By: Jean M. Auel
    • Narrated by: Rowena Cooper
    • Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 221

    Clan of the Cave Bear is the first novel in Jean M. Auel's magnificent best-selling epic of life 35,000 years ago. Leave the 21st century and go back to Ice Age Europe. Follow Ayla, a Cro-Magnon child who loses her parents in an earthquake and is adopted by a tribe of Neanderthal, the Clan. See how the Clan's wary suspicion is gradually transformed into acceptance of this girl, so different from them, under the guidance of its medicine woman, Iza, and its wise holy man, Creb. Immerse yourself in a world dictated by the demands of survival in a hostile environment, and be swept away in an epic tale of love, identity and struggle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Clan of the cave bear while at work

    • By Jo-Ann on 04-01-2017

    Regular price: $39.02

    • The Distant Hours

    • By: Kate Morton
    • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
    • Length: 22 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    Edie Burchill and her mother have never been close, but when a long lost letter arrives with the return address of Milderhurst Castle, Kent, printed on its envelope, Edie begins to suspect that her mother’s emotional distance masks an old secret. Evacuated from London as a 13-year-old girl, Edie’s mother is chosen by the mysterious Juniper Blythe, and taken to live at Milderhurst Castle with the Blythe family.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the Distant Hours

    • By Amazon Customer on 30-01-2016

    Regular price: $51.21

    • Voyager

    • By: Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 43 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 579
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 531
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 528

    Set in the intriguing Scotland of 200 years ago, the third installment in the romantic adventures of Jamie and Claire is as compelling as the first. Now that Claire knows Jamie survived the slaughter at Culloden, she is faced with the most difficult decision of her life. She aches to travel back through time again to find the love of her life, but, in order to do that, she must leave their daughter behind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magical journey in history!

    • By Janeen Hicks on 19-08-2014

    Regular price: $61.50

    • The Da Vinci Code

    • By: Dan Brown
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 193

    Winner of the British Book Awards, Book of the Year, 2005.

    A murder in the silent, late night halls of the Louvre reveals a sinister plot to uncover a secret that has been protected by a clandestine society since the days of Christ. The victim is a high-ranking agent of this ancient society who, in the moments before his death, manages to leave gruesome clues at the scene that only his cryptographer daughter and her symbologist friend can untangle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intense the whole way through.

    • By MetalShooter85 on 19-08-2018

    Regular price: $59.01

    • A Column of Fire

    • The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 3
    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 30 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 320
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 283

    Christmas 1558, and young Ned Willard returns home to Kingsbridge to find his world has changed. The ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn by religious hatred. Europe is in turmoil as high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty and love, and Ned soon finds himself on the opposite side from the girl he longs to marry, Margery Fitzgerald. Then Elizabeth Tudor becomes queen and all of Europe turns against England.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • What a disappointment

    • By RayNorris on 09-11-2017

    Regular price: $54.63

    • The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

    • By: Robert Hillman
    • Narrated by: Julian Pulvermacher
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Tom Hope doesn’t think he’s much of a farmer, but he’s doing his best. He can’t have been much of a husband to Trudy, either, judging by her sudden departure. It’s only when she returns, pregnant to someone else, that he discovers his surprising talent as a father. So when Trudy finds Jesus and takes little Peter away with her to join the holy rollers, Tom’s heart breaks all over again. Enter Hannah Babel, quixotic small-town bookseller: the second Jew, and the most vivid person, Tom has ever met. He dares to believe they could make each other happy. 

    Regular price: $25.82

    • Celtic Mythology

    • Tales of Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes
    • By: Philip Freeman
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Most people have heard of the Celts - the elusive, ancient tribal people who resided in present-day England, Ireland, Scotland and France. Paradoxically characterized as both barbaric and innocent, the Celts appeal to the modern world as a symbol of a bygone era, a world destroyed by the ambition of empire and the spread of Christianity throughout Western Europe. Despite the pervasive cultural and literary influence of the Celts, shockingly little is known of their way of life and beliefs, because very few records of their stories exist.

    Regular price: $27.85

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