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    • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    What happens when innocence is confronted by monstrous evil? Nine-year-old Bruno knows nothing of the Final Solution and the Holocaust. He is oblivious to the appalling cruelties being inflicted on the people of Europe by his country. All he knows is that he has been moved from a comfortable home in Berlin to a house in a desolate area where there is nothing to do and no one to play with.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Deeply Moving Fable

    • By Chris on 29-10-2017

    Non-member price: $24.97

    • The Heart's Invisible Furies

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
    • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 160

    Cyril Avery is not a real Avery, or at least that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Narration superb

    • By Kerrie on 30-03-2018

    Non-member price: $40.58

    • A Ladder to the Sky

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Richard E. Grant, Laurence Kennedy, Richard Cordery, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    If you look hard enough, you can find stories pretty much anywhere. They don’t even have to be your own. Or so would-be writer Maurice Swift decides very early on in his career. A chance encounter in a Berlin hotel with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann gives him an opportunity to ingratiate himself with someone more powerful than him. For Erich is lonely, and he has a story to tell. Whether or not he should do so is another matter entirely. Once Maurice has made his name, he sets off in pursuit of other people’s stories. He doesn’t care where he finds them - or to whom they belong - as long as they help him rise to the top.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Clever, witty and scandalous

    • By Deborah Lawson on 21-11-2018

    Non-member price: $33.43

    • The Absolutist

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    September 1919: 21-year-old Tristan Sadler takes a train from London to Norwich to deliver some letters to Marian Bancroft. Tristan fought alongside Marian’s brother Will during the Great War, but in 1917 Will laid down his guns on the battlefield, declared himself a conscientious objector and was shot as a traitor, an act which has brought shame and dishonour on the Bancroft family. But the letters are not the real reason for Tristan’s visit. He holds a secret deep in his soul. One that he is desperate to unburden himself of to Marian, if he can only find the courage.

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • The House of Special Purpose

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Richard Teverson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Russia, 1915: At the age of 16, Georgy Jachmenev steps in front of an assassin's bullet intended for a senior member of the Russian Imperial Family and is instantly proclaimed a hero. Before the week is out, his life as the son of a peasant farmer is changed for ever when he is escorted to St Petersburg to take up his new position - as bodyguard to Alexei Romanov, the only son of Tsar Nicholas II.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic book!

    • By Elizabeth on 14-03-2019

    Non-member price: $33.10

    • My Brother's Name Is Jessica

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Sam Waver's life has always been pretty quiet. A bit of a loner, he struggles to make friends, and his busy parents often make him feel invisible. Luckily for Sam, his older brother, Jason, has always been there for him. Sam idolises Jason, who seems to have life sorted - he's kind, popular and amazing at football, and girls are falling over themselves to date him. But then one evening Jason calls his family together to tell them that he's been struggling with a secret for a long time. A secret which quickly threatens to tear them all apart.

    Non-member price: $33.43

    • This House Is Haunted

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    When she arrives at the hall, shaken by an unsettling disturbance that occurred during her travels, she is greeted by the two children now in her care, Isabella and Eustace. There is no adult present to represent her mysterious employer, and the children offer no explanation. Later that night in her room, another terrifying experience further reinforces the sense that something is very wrong. From the moment Eliza rises the following morning, her every step seems dogged by a malign presence that lives within Gaudlin's walls.

    Non-member price: $37.88

    • Crippen

    • A Novel of Murder
    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: James Daniel Wilson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    July 1910: The grisly remains of Cora Crippen, music hall singer and wife of Dr Hawley Crippen, are discovered in the cellar of 39 Hilldrop Crescent, Camden. But the Doctor and his mistress, Ethel Le Neve, have vanished, much to the frustration of Scotland Yard and the outrage of a horrified London. Across the Channel in Antwerp, the SS Montrose sets sail on its two week voyage to Canada. Amongst its passengers are the overbearing Antonia Drake and her daughter Victoria, who is hell-bent on romance....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story. Ordinary performance.

    • By Shayna on 30-10-2017

    Non-member price: $37.61

    • The Second Child

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: David McFetteridge
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Alison Clarke returns home to her father's house in rural Wexford with her movie star boyfriend, Nick. It is the first time she has been home in years. Her father does not approve of her boyfriend or her pregnancy, and Alison's mother is struggling to keep them from fighting. There is a lot of tension in the house. Will father and daughter ever make up?

    Non-member price: $7.48

    • Drengen i den stribede pyjamas

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Tobias Hertz
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Den niårige Bruno bor i Berlin under anden verdenskrig. Bruno ved ikke meget om krigen og lever i lykkelig uvidenhed, selvom hans far er højtrangerende soldat tæt på Hitler. En dag får familien en vigtig gæst, da "Fyren" kommer til middag. Brunos far bliver forfremmet, og hele familien må forlade Berlin og flyttet til en lejr, som Bruno kalder "Afsides". I "Afsides" er alting anderledes. Fra sit værelse kan Bruno se en indhegning med en masse mennesker, som alle går i ens stribede pyjamasser.

    Non-member price: $11.62

    • Der Junge auf dem Berg

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Boris Aljinovic
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Als Pierrot seine Eltern verliert, muss er Paris verlassen und ein neues Leben bei seiner Tante beginnen, die in einem wohlhabenden deutschen Haushalt dient. Aber dies ist keine gewöhnliche Zeit: Der zweite Weltkrieg steht vor der Tür. Und es ist kein gewöhnliches Haus: Es ist der Berghof - Adolf Hitlers Sommerresidenz. Fassungslos muss der Hörer miterleben, wie sich Pierrot zum skrupellosen Nazi wandelt, seinen besten Freund verleugnet und seine Tante verrät.

    Non-member price: $18.12

    • So fern wie nah

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Boris Aljinović
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
    • Abridged
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    Wieder öffnet uns John Boyne die Augen für die Absurdität des Krieges durch den rührendnaiven Blick eines Jungen. Als der Erste Weltkrieg an Alfies fünftem Geburtstag ausbricht, verspricht sein Vater, nicht in den Kampf zu ziehen - und bricht sein Wort am Tag darauf. Vier harte Jahre später ist Alfie davon überzeugt, dass er seinen Vater nie wiedersehen wird. Doch dann erfährt er zufällig, dass sein Vater in einer Klinik für traumatisierte Soldaten behandelt wird.

    Non-member price: $15.52

    • Der Junge mit dem Herz aus Holz

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Ulrich Matthes
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Eines Morgens läuft Noah Barleywater von zu Hause fort. Ein einsamer Waldweg führt ihn zu einem Spielzeugladen voller Zauber und Magie...

    Non-member price: $20.72

    • Der Junge im gestreiften Pyjama

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Ulrich Matthes
    • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Berlin 1942: Als Bruno eines Tages nach Hause kommt, werden gerade alle seine Habseligkeiten in Kisten verpackt...

    Non-member price: $14.22

    • Der Schiffsjunge

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Florian Lukas
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
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    Meuterei auf der Bounty? Die Geschichte kennt man doch: Jähzorniger Kapitän quält tapfere Mannschaft, bis diese sich wehrt. Oder....

    Non-member price: $19.19