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  • A Spool of Blue Thread | Anne Tyler

    A Spool of Blue Thread

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Anne Tyler
    • Narrated By Kimberly Farr
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    "It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon…" This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she and Red fell in love that day in July 1959. The whole family on the porch, relaxed, half listening as their mother tells the same tale they have heard so many times before. Yet this gathering is different. Abby and Red are getting older, and decisions must be made about how best to look after them and their beloved family home.

    Belinda says: "Loved it!"
  • Saint Maybe | Anne Tyler

    Saint Maybe

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Anne Tyler
    • Narrated By Eric Michael Summerer
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    When 18-year-old Ian Bedloe pricks the bubble of his family's optimistic self-deception, his brother Danny drives into a wall, his sister-in-law falls apart, and his parents age before his eyes. Consumed by guilt, Ian finds the hope of forgiveness at the Church of the Second Chance, and leaves college to cope with the three children he has inherited and his own embarrassing religion. Twenty years on, Ian's prospects of a second chance are receding fast when, out of the heart of the domesticity that has engulfed him, strides a new figure who will bring him new life.

  • Noah’s Compass | Anne Tyler

    Noah’s Compass

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Anne Tyler
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
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    Anne Tyler's new novel tells the story of a year in the life of Liam Pennywell, a man in his 61st year. A classical pedant, he's just been 'let go' from his schoolteaching job and downsizes to a tiny out-of-town apartment, where he goes to bed early and alone on his first night. Widowed, re-married, divorced, and the father of three daughters, Liam is a man who is proud of his recall but has learned to dodge issues and skirt adventure. An unpleasant event occurs, though, to jolt him out of his certainty.

  • Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant | Anne Tyler

    Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Anne Tyler
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
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    Through every family run memories that bind it together - despite everything. The Tulls of Baltimore are no exception. Abandoned by her salesman husband, Pearl is left to bring up her three children alone - Cody, a flawed devil; Ezra, a flawed saint; and Jenny, errant and passionate. Now as Pearl lies dying, stiffly encased in her pride and solitude, the past is unlocked and with it, secrets. A classic novel from one of America's greatest living novelists, now available as an audiobook.

  • Vinegar Girl: The Taming of the Shrew Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare) | Anne Tyler

    Vinegar Girl: The Taming of the Shrew Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Anne Tyler
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
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    'You can't get around Kate Battista as easily as all that.' Kate Battista is feeling stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty younger sister, Bunny? Plus, she's always in trouble at work - her preschool charges adore her, but the adults don't always appreciate her unusual opinions and forthright manner.

    Winnie Wynn says: "Nice and enjoy story."
  • The Amateur Marriage | Anne Tyler

    The Amateur Marriage

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Anne Tyler
    • Narrated By Blair Brown
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    Michael and Pauline seemed like the perfect couple - young, good-looking, made for each other. The moment she walked into his mother's grocery store in the Polish neighbourhood of Baltimore, he was smitten. And in the heat of World War II fervour, they were hastily wed. But they never should have married. Pauline, impulsive and impractical, tumbles hit-or-miss through life; Michael, plodding, cautious, and judgemental, proceeds deliberately. In time their foolish quarrels take their toll.

  • The Accidental Tourist | Anne Tyler

    The Accidental Tourist

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Anne Tyler
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
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    How does a man addicted to routine - a man who flosses his teeth before love-making - cope with the chaos of everyday life? With the loss of his son, the departure of his wife and the arrival of Muriel, a dog trainer from the Meow-Bow dog clinic, Macon's attempts at ordinary life are tragically and comically undone. A heartfelt novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amateur Marriage and Breathing Lessons, now available as an audiobook.

    Raewyn says: "Not exactly uplifting "
  • The Beginner's Goodbye | Anne Tyler

    The Beginner's Goodbye

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Anne Tyler
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
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    When Dorothy came back from the dead, Aaron noticed that some people simply ignored the fact; some seemed to have forgotten she had died in the first place; and others just walked straight on by. The accident that killed Dorothy - involving an oak tree, a sun porch and some elusive biscuits - leaves Aaron bereft and the house a wreck. As those around him fuss and flap and bring him casserole after casserole, Aaron ploughs on.

  • Breathing Lessons | Anne Tyler

    Breathing Lessons

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Anne Tyler
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
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    Breathing Lessons covers the events of a day in the life of Maggie Moran, nearing fifty, married to Ira and with two children. Her eternal optimism and her inexhaustible passion for sorting out other people's lives and willing them to fall in love is severely tested one hot summer day. Maggie and Ira drive from Baltimore to Deer Lick to attend the funeral of the husband of Serena, Maggie's childhood friend.

    Cathie Dalliwall says: "Annoying characters"
  • Tough Justice Series Box Set: Parts 1-8 | Gail Barrett,Carla Cassidy,Carol Ericson,Tyler Anne Snell

    Tough Justice Series Box Set: Parts 1-8

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Gail Barrett, Carla Cassidy, Carol Ericson, and others
    • Narrated By Thérèse Plummer
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    Special Agent Lara Grant has finally put her life as an undercover agent in the Moretti gang behind her and started a new assignment in New York City. Until a dramatic sniper attack leaves Lara's face - and real name - all over the media. In the blink of an eye, her cover is blown, her identity exposed. Then a woman's body is found branded with the ritual Moretti tattoo. Someone knows who Lara is...and exactly how to make her pay....

    Ladybugfiona says: "love Terese Plummer best narrator"
  • Digging to America | Anne Tyler

    Digging to America

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Anne Tyler
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
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    Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction, 2007.
    Friday August 15th, 1997. The night the girls arrived. Two tiny Korean babies are delivered to Baltimore to two families who have no more in common than this.

  • The Clock Winder | Anne Tyler

    The Clock Winder

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Anne Tyler
    • Narrated By Pamela Gold
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    Mrs. Pamela Evans lives a lonely new widowhood outside of Baltimore, with only a house full of ticking clocks for company. Then she hires eccentric Elizabeth Abbott as a handyman and both discover that parts don't have to be a perfect match to work.

  • Back When We Were Grown Ups | Anne Tyler

    Back When We Were Grown Ups

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Anne Tyler
    • Narrated By Blair Brown
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    One morning, Rebecca wakes up and realises she has turned into the wrong person. Is she really this joyous and outgoing organiser of parties, the put-upon heart of her dead husband's extended family? What happened to her quiet and serious nineteen-year-old self, and what would have happened if she'd married her college sweetheart? Can someone ever recover the person they've left behind?

  • Morgan's Passing | Anne Tyler

    Morgan's Passing

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Anne Tyler
    • Narrated By Angele Masters
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    Morgan Gower works at Cullen's hardware store in north Baltimore. He has seven daughters and a warmhearted wife, but as he journeys into the gray area of middle age, he finds his household growing tedious. Then Morgan meets two lovely young newlyweds under some rather extreme circumstances - and all three discover that no one's heart is safe....

  • Searching for Caleb | Anne Tyler

    Searching for Caleb

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Anne Tyler
    • Narrated By Angele Masters
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    Duncan Peck has a fascination for randomness and is always taking his family on the move. His wife, Justine, is a fortune teller who can't remember the past. Her grandfather, Daniel, longs to find the brother who walked out of his life in 1912, with nothing more than a fiddle in his hand. All three are taking journeys that lead back to the family's deepest roots... to a place where rebellion and acceptance have the haunting power to merge into one.

  • Digging to America | Anne Tyler

    Digging to America

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Anne Tyler
    • Narrated By Blair Brown
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    "Friday August 15th, 1997: the night the girls arrived. Two tiny Korean babies are delivered to Baltimore to two families who have no more in common than this. First there are the Donaldsons, decent Brad and homespun, tenacious Bitsy (with her 'more organic than thou' airs, who believes fervently that life can always be improved), two full sets of grandparents and a host of big-boned, confident relatives, taking delivery with characteristic American razzmatazz.

  • Den blå tråd | Anne Tyler

    Den blå tråd

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Anne Tyler
    • Narrated By Christiane Rohde
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    Hver familie skaber sin egen myte: "Det var en smuk, blæsende, gulgrøn eftermiddag... "Sådan begynder Abby Whitskank altid historien om, hvordan hun og Red blev forelsket i hinanden den julidag i 1959. Familien Whitshank er en af den slags familier, der udstråler sammenhold: en udefinerlig og misundelsesværdig særlighed. Men de er også ligesom alle andre familier, og de historier, de fortæller om og til hinanden, blotlægger kun dele af billedet.

  • Der leuchtend blaue Faden | Anne Tyler

    Der leuchtend blaue Faden

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Anne Tyler
    • Narrated By Tanja Fornaro
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    Sie glaubten, die perfekte Familie zu sein - doch gibt es die perfekte Familie? Abby und Red werden immer älter, ihre vier Kinder scheinen immer eigenständigere Leben zu führen, und wer soll sich um das nunmehr viel zu große Haus kümmern? Noch ist es der Mittelpunkt, hier treffen die einzelnen Familienmitglieder aufeinander, hier versuchen sie alle, ihre individuellen Vorstellungen durchzubringen.

  • Tough Justice: Watched (Part 2 of 8) | Tyler Anne Snell

    Tough Justice: Watched (Part 2 of 8)

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Tyler Anne Snell
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
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    Special Agent Lara Grant is back in her enemy's sights, but this time she's not alone. She has a brand-new team, and Lara knows she'll need to trust them with her life. Starting now. When a lead becomes a victim, Lara and her team are thrown. Lara put Moretti away for life - so how can a guy who is still in prison be pulling strings? There's only one way to find out.

  • Tough Justice: Betrayed (Part 7 of 8) | Tyler Anne Snell

    Tough Justice: Betrayed (Part 7 of 8)

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Tyler Anne Snell
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
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    Trust has never been easy for Special Agent Lara Grant. Life taught her a hard lesson as a child, one she's never forgotten. But now, when the betrayal is so close to home, Lara is pushed to the very limit. As the players finally move into position, it's time to go all in or go home. It doesn't matter that fear is shaking her very core; it doesn't matter that everything she has - her team, her new family - is on the line.

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