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    • All-New Tales
    • By: Neil Gaiman (author and editor), Al Sarrantonio (editor), Joe Hill, and others
    • Narrated by: Anne Bobby, Jonathan Davis, Katherine Kellgren, and others
    • Length: 18 hrs and 16 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 out of 5 stars 9

    The best stories pull readers in and keep them turning the pages, eager to discover more—to find the answer to the question: "And then what happened?" The true hallmark of great literature is great imagination, and as Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio prove with this outstanding collection, when it comes to great fiction, all genres are equal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Top Collection

    • By Amazon Customer on 23-02-2018

    Non-member price: $61.81

    • Blackberry Wine

    • By: Joanne Harris
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
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    Disillusioned by adulthood, and longing for the past, Jay Mackintosh's memories are revived by the mysterious delivery of a home-brewed bottle of wine, from long-vanished friends.

    Non-member price: $19.47

    • Runelight

    • By: Joanne M Harris
    • Narrated by: Rosie Jones
    • Length: 18 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The squabbling Norse gods and goddesses of Runemarks are back! And there's a feisty new heroine on the scene: Maggie, a girl the same age as Maddy but brought up a world apart - literally in World's End, the focus of the Order in which Maddy was raised. Now the Order is destroyed, Chaos is filling the vacuum left behind...and is breaching the everyday world. Six hundred miles apart, two girls both bear on their skin a runemark: a symbol of the Old Days....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Anarchic, anachronistic and very enjoyable.

    • By Amazon Customer on 31-05-2018

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • The Gospel of Loki

    • By: Joanne M. Harris
    • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    With his notorious reputation for trickery and deception, and an ability to cause as many problems as he solves, Loki is a Norse god like no other. Demon-born, he is viewed with deepest suspicion by his fellow gods who will never accept him as one of their own and for this he vows to take his revenge. But while Loki is planning the downfall of Asgard and the humiliation of his tormentors, greater powers are conspiring against the gods and a battle is brewing that will change the fate of the Worlds.

    Non-member price: $28.46

    • Gentlemen and Players

    • By: Joanne Harris
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    At St Oswald’s, a long-established boys’ grammar school in the north of England, a new year has just begun. For the staff and boys of the school, a wind of unwelcome change is blowing. Suits, paperwork and Information Technology rule the world; and Roy Straitley, the eccentric veteran Latin master, is finally – reluctantly – contemplating retirement. But beneath the little rivalries, petty disputes and everyday crises of the school, a darker undercurrent stirs.

    Non-member price: $36.10

    • Chocolat

    • By: Joanne Harris
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond, Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    When an exotic stranger, Vianne Rocher, arrives in the French village of Lansquenet and opens a chocolate boutique directly opposite the church, Father Reynaud identifies her as a serious danger to his flock especially as it is the beginning of Lent, the traditional season of self-denial. War is declared as the priest denounces the newcomer's wares as the ultimate sin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quaint, mysterious and so damn enjoyable

    • By Lissie on 03-09-2017

    Non-member price: $20.28

    • Five Quarters of the Orange

    • By: Joanne Harris
    • Narrated by: Rula Lenska
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    When the widowed Framboise moves back to the village of Les Laveuses, where she grew up, she is pleased to discover that no-one recognises her. She soon forges a new life for herself there, and before long has established a profitable creperie.

    Non-member price: $15.72

    • The Strawberry Thief

    • By: Joanne Harris
    • Narrated by: Joanne Harris
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Vianne Rocher has settled down. Lansquenet-sous-Tannes, the place that once rejected her, has finally become her home. With Rosette, her 'special' child, she runs her chocolate shop in the square, talks to her friends on the river, is part of the community. Even Reynaud, the priest, has become a friend. But when old Narcisse, the florist, dies, leaving a parcel of land to Rosette and a written confession to Reynaud, the life of the sleepy village is once more thrown into disarray....

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • Runemarks

    • By: Joanne M. Harris
    • Narrated by: Rosie Jones
    • Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    It's been 500 years since the end of the world, and society has built itself anew. The old Norse gods are no longer revered. Their tales have been banned. Magic is outlawed, and a new religion - the Order - has taken its place. In a remote valley in the north, 14-year-old Maddy Smith is shunned for the ruinmark on her hand - a sign associated with the Bad Old Days. But what the villagers don't know is that Maddy has skills.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great, fantastical, and epic tale

    • By Amazon Customer on 26-05-2018

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Peaches for Monsieur le Curé

    • Chocolat, Book 3
    • By: Joanne Harris
    • Narrated by: Rula Lenska, Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    It isn't often you receive a letter from the dead. When Vianne Rocher receives a letter from beyond the grave, she has no choice but to follow the wind that blows her back to Lansquenet, the village in south-west France where, eight years ago, she opened up a chocolate shop.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best read/listen for ages

    • By KATRINA SPENCER on 03-04-2015

    Non-member price: $39.02

    • Joanne Harris

    • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
    • By: Joanne Harris, Elise Italiaander
    • Narrated by: Joanne Harris, Elise Italiaander
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Best-selling author Joanne Harris joins Elise Italiaander in the Audible Studios for an exclusive interview.

    Non-member price: $0.00

    • Chocolat

    • By: Joanne M Harris
    • Narrated by: Joanne M Harris
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    When an exotic stranger, Vianne Rocher, arrives in the French village of Lansquenet and opens a chocolate boutique directly opposite the church, Father Reynaud denounces her as a serious moral danger to his flock - especially as it is the beginning of Lent, the traditional season of self-denial. As passions flare and the conflict escalates, the whole community takes sides. Can the solemnity of the church compare with the sinful pleasure of a chocolate truffle?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just wonderful

    • By Amazon Customer on 13-05-2018

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • Coastliners

    • By: Joanne Harris
    • Narrated by: Paula Wilcox
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
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    Set on a small, blustery fishing island off the coast of France, Coastliners is the story of Mado, a young woman who returns to her childhood home to find the local community torn apart by family feuds, bad tides, and murky political machinations.

    Non-member price: $20.28

    • A Cat, A Hat, and a Piece of String

    • By: Joanne Harris
    • Narrated by: Thomas Judd, Joanne Harris
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1

    ‘Stories are like Russian dolls; open them up, and in each one you’ll find another story.’ Conjured from a wickedly imaginative pen, here is a new collection of short stories that showcases Joanne Harris’s exceptional storytelling art. Sensuous, wicked, mischievous, uproarious and wry, here are tales that combine the everyday with the unexpected; wild fantasy with bittersweet reality.

    Non-member price: $29.96

    • The Testament of Loki

    • By: Joanne M Harris
    • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Ragnarok was the End of Worlds. Asgard fell centuries ago, and the old gods have been defeated. Some are dead while others have been consigned to eternal torment in the netherworld - among them the legendary trickster, Loki. A god who betrayed every side and still lost everything, who has lain forgotten as time passed and the world of humans moved on to new beliefs, new idols and new deities...But now mankind dreams of the Norse Gods once again, the river Dream is but a stone's throw from their dark prison and Loki is the first to escape into a new reality. 

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • The Evil Seed

    • By: Joanne Harris
    • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie, Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It's never easy to face the fact that a man you once loved passionately has found the girl of his dreams, as Alice discovers when Joe introduces her to his new girlfriend Ginny. Jealous, Alice is repelled by Ginny - an ethereal beauty with a sinister group of friends. Then Alice finds an old diary hidden away in Ginny's room and reads about a mysterious, bewitching woman, Rosemary Virginia Ashley, buried in Grantchester churchyard half a century ago - buried but far from forgotten.

    Non-member price: $33.60

    • Different Class

    • By: Joanne Harris
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey, Ewan Goddard
    • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    After 30 years at St Oswald's Grammar in North Yorkshire, Latin master Roy Straitley has seen all kinds of boys come and go. Each class has its clowns, its rebels, its underdogs, its 'Brodie' boys who, whilst of course he doesn't have favourites, hold a special place in an old teacher's heart. But every so often there's a boy who doesn't fit the mould. A troublemaker. A boy with hidden shadows inside.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A deeply intriguing mystery

    • By Rod on 19-11-2016

    Non-member price: $37.46

    • The Lollipop Shoes

    • By: Joanne Harris
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Seeking refuge and anonymity in the cobbled streets of Montmartre, Yanne and her daughters, Rosette and Annie, live peacefully, if not happily, above their little chocolate shop. Nothing unusual marks them out; no red sachets hang by the door. The wind has stopped - at least for a while. Then into their lives blows Zozie de l’Alba, the lady with the lollipop shoes, and everything begins to change….

    Non-member price: $37.46

    • The Lollipop Shoes

    • Chocolat 2
    • By: Joanne Harris
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond, Adjoa Andoh, Fiona Belchamber
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Seeking refuge and anonymity in the cobbled streets of Montmartre, Yanne and her daughters, Rosette and Annie, live peacefully, if not happily, above their little chocolate shop. Nothing unusual marks them out; no red sachets hang by the door. The wind has stopped, at least for a while. Then into their lives blows Zozie de l'Alba, the lady with the lollipop shoes, and everything begins to change.

    Non-member price: $17.97

    • A Pocketful of Crows

    • By: Joanne M Harris
    • Narrated by: Joanne M Harris
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    A Pocketful of Crows balances youth and age, wisdom and passion, and draws on nature and folklore to weave a stunning modern mythology around a nameless wild girl. Only love could draw her into the world of named, tamed things. And it seems only revenge will be powerful enough to let her escape. This is a stunning and original modern fairy tale.

    Non-member price: $31.21

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