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    • Big Sky

    • Jackson Brodie, Book 5
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Jason Isaacs
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village in North Yorkshire, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son Nathan and ageing Labrador Dido, both at the discretion of his former partner Julia. It’s a picturesque setting, but there’s something darker lurking behind the scenes. Jackson’s current job, gathering proof of an unfaithful husband for his suspicious wife, seems straightforward, but a chance encounter with a desperate man on a crumbling cliff leads him into a sinister network - and back into the path of someone from his past. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great story but needs a serious editor

    • By Dudley on 10-07-2019

    Non-member price: $36.45

    • Case Histories

    • Jackson Brodie
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    Cambridge is sweltering, during an unusually hot summer. To Jackson Brodie, former police inspector turned private investigator, the world consists of one accounting sheet--"lost" on the left, "found" on the right--and the two never seem to balance. Jackson has never felt at home in Cambridge and has a failed marriage to prove it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant book & great performance

    • By Anonymous User on 11-12-2018

    Non-member price: $34.34

    • Transcription

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Fenella Woolgar
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 93

    In 1940, 18-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathisers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past for ever. Ten years later, now a producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As you would expect

    • By Anonymous User on 30-09-2018

    Non-member price: $33.43

    • One Good Turn

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    It is the Edinburgh Festival. People queuing for a lunchtime show witness a road-rage incident--an incident which changes the lives of everyone involved. Jackson Brodie, ex-army, ex-police, ex-private detective, is also an innocent bystander--until he becomes a suspect. With Case Histories, Kate Atkinson showed how brilliantly she could explore the crime genre and make it her own. In One Good Turn, she takes her masterful plotting one step further.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • v much enjoyed

    • By Anonymous User on 13-07-2018

    Non-member price: $37.46

    • Case Histories

    • Jackson Brodie 1
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Jason Isaacs
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Cambridge is sweltering, during an unusually hot summer. To Jackson Brodie, former police inspector turned private investigator, the world consists of one accounting sheet – Lost on the left, Found on the right – and the two never seem to balance. Jackson has never felt at home in Cambridge, and has a failed marriage to prove it.

    Non-member price: $27.11

    • Life After Life

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Fenella Woolgar
    • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 128

    What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath. During a snowstorm in England in 1910, the same baby is born and lives to tell the tale. What if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny? And would you even want to?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Book - Very different

    • By Denise on 10-06-2015

    Non-member price: $37.46

    • When Will There Be Good News

    • (Jackson Brodie)
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 15

    In rural Devon, six-year-old Joanna Mason witnesses an appalling crime. Thirty years later the man convicted of the crime is released from prison. In Edinburgh, sixteen-year-old Reggie works as a nanny for a G.P. But Dr Hunter has gone missing and Reggie seems to be the only person who is worried. Across town, Detective Chief Inspector Louise Monroe is also looking for a missing person, unaware that hurtling towards her is an old friend, Jackson Brodie, himself on a journey that becomes fatally interrupted.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bloody brilliant!

    • By Amazon Customer on 15-07-2019

    Non-member price: $34.34

    • Started Early, Took My Dog

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Bell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    A day like any other for security chief Tracy Waterhouse, until she makes a purchase she hadn’t bargained for. One moment of madness is all it takes for Tracy’s humdrum world to be turned upside down, the tedium of everyday life replaced by fear and danger at every turn. Witnesses to Tracy’s Faustian exchange in the Merrion Centre in Leeds are Tilly, an elderly actress teetering on the brink of her own disaster, and Jackson Brodie who has returned to his home county in search of someone else’s roots.

    Non-member price: $40.58

    • One Good Turn

    • Jackson Brodie 2
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Jason Isaacs
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    It is the Edinburgh Festival. People queuing for a lunchtime show witness a road-rage incident - an incident which changes the lives of everyone involved. Jackson Brodie, ex-army, ex-police, ex-private detective, is also an innocent bystander - until he becomes a suspect. With Case Histories, Kate Atkinson showed how brilliantly she could explore the crime genre and make it her own. In One Good Turn she takes her masterful plotting one step further.

    Non-member price: $26.96

    • Human Croquet

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 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 10

    Once it had been the great forest of Lythe--a vast and impenetrable thicket of green. And here, in the beginning, lived the Fairfaxes, grandly, at Fairfax Manor, visited once by the great Gloriana herself. But over the centuries, the forest had been destroyed, replaced by Streets of Trees. The Fairfaxes have dwindled, too; now they live in Arden, at the end of Hawthorne Close, and are hardly a family at all.

    Non-member price: $34.34

    • Started Early, Took My Dog

    • Jackson Brodie 4
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Jason Isaacs
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A day like any other for security chief Tracy Waterhouse, until she makes a purchase she hadn't bargained for. One moment of madness is all it takes for Tracy's humdrum world to be turned upside down, the tedium of everyday life replaced by fear and danger at every turn. Witnesses to Tracy's Faustian exchange in the Merrion Centre in Leeds are Tilly, an elderly actress teetering on the brink of her own disaster, and Jackson Brodie, who has returned to his home county in search of someone else's roots.

    Non-member price: $26.97

    • Started Early, Took My Dog

    • Jackson Brodie 4
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Bell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    It's a day like any other for security chief Tracy Waterhouse, until she makes a purchase she hadn't bargained for. One moment of madness is all it takes for Tracy's humdrum world to be turned upside down, the tedium of everyday life replaced by fear and danger at every turn.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A clever book

    • By Heather on 25-02-2019

    Non-member price: $37.46

    • A God in Ruins

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Kate Atkinson’s dazzling Life After Life, one of the top-selling adult books of 2014, explored the possibility of infinite chances, as Ursula Todd lived through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. In A God in Ruins, Atkinson turns her focus on Ursula’s beloved younger brother, Teddy – would-be poet, RAF bomber pilot, husband, and father – as he navigates the perils and progress of the 20th century. For all Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge will be to face living in a future he never expected to have.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Utterly Captivating

    • By Ian on 19-07-2015

    Non-member price: $37.46

    • When Will There Be Good News?

    • Jackson Brodie 3
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Jason Isaacs
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In rural Devon, six-year-old Joanna Mason witnesses an appalling crime. Thirty years later, the man convicted is released from prison. In Edinburgh, 16-year-old Reggie works as a nanny for a G.P. But Dr Hunter has gone missing and Reggie seems to be the only person who is worried. Across town, Detective Chief Inspector Louise Monroe is also looking for a missing person, unaware that hurtling towards her is an old friend - Jackson Brodie - himself on a journey that becomes fatally interrupted.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Full of evil, full of human resilience & goodness

    • By Victoria on 17-07-2015

    Non-member price: $17.97

    • Emotionally Weird

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Kara Wilson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    On a peat and heather island off the west coast of Scotland, Effie and her mother Nora take refuge in the large decaying house of their ancestors and tell each other stories. Nora, at first, recounts nothing that Effie really wants to hear, like who her father was - variously Jimmy, Jack, or Ernie.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A uninteresting disappointing read

    • By M. Brockbank on 12-10-2018

    Non-member price: $34.34

    • Behind the Scenes at the Museum

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Ruby Lennox was conceived grudgingly by Bunty and born while her father, George, was in the Dog and Hare in Doncaster, telling a woman in an emerald dress and a D cup that he wasn't married. Bunty had never wanted to marry George, but there she was, stuck in a flat above the pet shop in an ancient street beneath York Minster, with sensible and sardonic Patrica, aged five; greedy, cross-patch Gillian, who refused to be ignored; and Ruby...

    Non-member price: $37.46

    • Behind the Scenes at the Museum

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Diana Quick
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Ruby Lennox was conceived grudgingly by Bunty and born while her father, George, was in the Dog and Hare in Doncaster telling a woman in an emerald dress and a D-cup that he wasn't married. Bunty had never wanted to marry George, but here she was, stuck in a flat above the pet shop in an ancient street beneath York Minster, with sensible and sardonic Patrica aged five, greedy cross-patch Gillian who refused to be ignored, and Ruby....

    Non-member price: $17.97

    • Not the End of the World

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Fenella Woolgar
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Not the End of the World is Kate Atkinson's first collection of short stories. Playful and profound, they explore the world we think we know whilst offering a vision of another world which lurks just beneath the surface of our consciousness, a world where the myths we have banished from our lives are startlingly present and where imagination has the power to transform reality.

    Non-member price: $29.96

    • Human Croquet

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Diana Quick
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Once it had been the great forest of Lythe - a vast and impenetrable thicket of green.And here, in the beginning, lived the Fairfaxes, grandly, at Fairfax Manor, visited once by the great Gloriana herself. But over the centuries the forest had been destroyed, replaced by Streets of Trees. The Fairfaxes have dwindled too; now they live in 'Arden' at the end of Hawthorne Close and are hardly a family at all.

    Non-member price: $26.97

    • Emotionally Weird

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Frances Tomelty
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    On a peat and heather island off the west coast of Scotland, Effie and her mother, Nora, take refuge in the large, mouldering house of their ancestors and tell each other stories. Nora, at first, recounts nothing that Effie really wants to hear. Effie tells of her life at college in Dundee. But strange things are happening. Why is Effie being followed? Is someone killing the old people? And where is the mysterious yellow dog?

    Non-member price: $26.97