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    • Clock Dance

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life: when she was 11 and her mother disappeared, being proposed to at 21, the accident that would make her a widow at 41. At each of these moments, Willa ended up on a path laid out for her by others. So when she receives a phone call telling her that her son’s ex-girlfriend has been shot and needs her help, she drops everything and flies across the country. The spur-of-the moment decision to look after this woman - and her nine-year-old daughter, and her dog - will lead Willa into uncharted territory....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Anne Tyler always succeeds in gently moving the reader

    • By Lyn Bender on 14-07-2018

    Regular price: $30.38

    • A Spool of Blue Thread

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 58
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
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      4 out of 5 stars 52

    "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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Belinda on 15-05-2015

    Regular price: $37.46

    • Breathing Lessons

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Annoying characters

    • By Cathie Dalliwall on 27-04-2015

    Regular price: $37.46

    • Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    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.

    Regular price: $37.46

    • Vinegar Girl

    • The Taming of the Shrew Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    '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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heartwarming yet unsentimental

    • By Lyn Bender on 14-07-2018

    Regular price: $28.09

    • Morgan's Passing

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Angele Masters
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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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....

    Regular price: $22.46

    • The Beginner's Goodbye

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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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.

    Regular price: $29.96

    • Digging to America

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Blair Brown
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "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.

    Regular price: $31.21

    • The Accidental Tourist

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 10

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not exactly uplifting

    • By Raewyn on 27-12-2016

    Regular price: $34.34

    • Back When We Were Grown Ups

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Blair Brown
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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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?

    Regular price: $29.96

    • Have Marriage and Relationship Problems?

    • Time to Change the Things That Poison Our Love
    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Trevor Clinger
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    If you are having relationship or marriage problems, or want to detect small problems before they grow, you need this book. Each morning you are blessed to see; you need to be thinking of how you can love your wife, husband, or lover a little more than yesterday. Advice in this book will help you swallow your pride if you need to forgive, encourage you to love more if you feel ignored or apprehensive, or build a stronger foundation, so you stay in love and committed. 

    Regular price: $9.68

    • The Amateur Marriage

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Blair Brown
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: $34.34

    • Tough Justice Series Box Set: Parts 1-8

    • By: Gail Barrett, Carla Cassidy, Carol Ericson, and others
    • Narrated by: Thérèse Plummer
    • Length: 24 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love Terese Plummer best narrator

    • By Ladybugfiona on 20-03-2016

    Regular price: $77.78

    • Noah’s Compass

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: $29.96

    • Saint Maybe

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: $32.95

    • Searching for Caleb

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Angele Masters
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    Regular price: $23.41

    • The Clock Winder

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Pamela Gold
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: $23.41

    • Digging to America

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    Regular price: $17.97

    • Anne Tyler: Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, Ladder of Years & The Amateur Marriage

    • Three BBC Radio 4 Full-cast Dramatisations
    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King, Barbara Barnes, Nancy Crane, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Award-winning author Anne Tyler is loved worldwide for her fiction exploring the intricacies of marriage and domesticity. These three acclaimed books, each set in Baltimore, describe the small triumphs and tragedies of everyday American family life, as relationships are made and broken, and families come together, drift apart and hurt and heal each other. 

    Regular price: $30.38

    • I Told You Love Is Easy!

    • Love! Love! and More Love!
    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Keira Grace
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Love is splendid and beautiful when two people are unafraid to explore one another. I wanted to bring something new and refreshing from my other best-selling books. The concept of marriage, love, and relationships has changed, because people are finding it difficult to making them work and last. In this audiobook, I take the listener on a ride that increases their desire and understanding of love and wanting it to entrap their hearts. 

    Regular price: $9.68

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