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    • The Comfort of Strangers

    • By: Ian McEwan
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    As their holiday unfolds, Colin and Maria are locked in to their own intimacy. They groom themselves meticulously, as though there waits someone who cares deeply about how they appear. Then they meet a man with a disturbing story to tell and become drawn into a fantasy of violence and obsession.

    Non-member price: $27.50

    • The Crown

    • The Inside History
    • By: Robert Lacey
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Netflix's original series The Crown painted a unique and intimate portrait of Britain's longest-reigning monarch. This official companion to the show is an in-depth exploration of the early years of Elizabeth II's time as Queen (1947-1955), complete with extensive research and additional material.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fantastic insight to a fascinating story

    • By Julia on 28-04-2019

    Non-member price: $53.17

    • Patrick Melrose, Volume 2: Mother's Milk and At Last

    • By: Edward St Aubyn
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Now a major Sky TV series starring Benedict Cumberbatch. The once illustrious, once wealthy Melroses are in peril, and Patrick Melrose, now a husband and father, is trying to gather together the pieces of his life. Caught up in the turmoil of broken promises, assisted suicide, adultery and - most tender and terrifying of all - fatherhood, Patrick is still a long way from salvation, but even as the family struggles against the pull of its dark past, a new generation promises new light, new hope and - perhaps - the promise of a brighter future.

    Non-member price: $33.43

    • Lost For Words

    • By: Edward St Aubyn
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Each of the judges of the Elysian Prize for literature has a reason for accepting the job. For the chairman, MP Malcolm Craig, it is backbench boredom, media personality Jo Cross is on the hunt for a 'relevant' novel, and Oxbridge academic Vanessa Shaw is determined to discover good writing. But for Penny Feathers of the Foreign Office, it's all just getting in the way of writing her own thriller.

    Non-member price: $25.46

    • The American Boy

    • By: Andrew Taylor
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    England, 1819. Two enigmatic Americans arrive in London and soon after, a bank collapses. A man is found dead on a building site; another goes missing in the teeming stews of Seven Dials. A deathbed vigil ends in an act of theft and a beautiful heiress flirts with her inferiors. A strange destiny links each of these events to the American boy Edgar Allen Poe, brought to England by his foster father and sent to the leafy village of Stoke Newington to be educated.

    Non-member price: $32.95

    • No Night Is Too Long

    • By: Barbara Vine
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Shelley Thomson, Samuel West
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Tim Cornish thought he'd gotten away with murder. For months after he'd killed his lover off the Alaskan coast, there hadn't been a word. But then the letters started to arrive. It seems that someone knows what Tim has done.... This compelling thriller delivers such a dark picture of romantic love that murder seems its natural mate. Frightening, suspenseful, and deeply unsettling, No Night Is Too Long is a modern crime masterpiece and will be enjoyed by readers of P. D. James and Ian Rankin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful narration of a beautifully written story

    • By oceanjasper on 26-11-2016

    Non-member price: $28.46

    • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

    • By: Anne Brontë
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Fleeing a disastrous marriage, Helen Huntingdon retreats to the desolate mansion, Wildfell Hall, with her son, Arthur. There, she makes her living as a painter. Finding it difficult to avoid her neighbors, she is soon an object of speculation and gossip. Brontë portrays Helen's eloquent struggle for independence at a time when society defined a married woman as her husband's property.

    Non-member price: $30.72

    • Love, etc

    • By: Julian Barnes
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey, Alex Jennings, Clare Higgins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 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

    In Talking It Over, Gillian and Stuart were married until Oliver - witty, feckless Oliver - stole her away. In Love, etc, Julian Barnes revisits Stuart, Gillian, and Oliver, using the same intimate technique of allowing the characters to speak directly to the listener, to whisper their secrets, to argue for their version of the truth… Love, etc is a compelling exploration of contemporary love and its betrayals.

    Non-member price: $22.62

    • Some Hope

    • A Patrick Melrose Novel, Book 3
    • By: Edward St Aubyn
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Patrick Melrose, cleaned-up and world-weary, is a reluctant guest at a glittering party deep in the English countryside. Amid a crowd of flitting social dragonflies, he finds his search for redemption and capacity for forgiveness challenged by his observation of the cruelties around him. Armed with his biting wit and a newly fashioned openness, can Patrick, who has been to the furthest limits of experience and back again, find release from the savageries of his childhood?

    Non-member price: $22.46

    • Bad News

    • A Patrick Melrose Novel, Book 2
    • By: Edward St Aubyn
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Twenty-two years old and in the grip of a massive addiction, Patrick Melrose is forced to fly to New York to collect his father's ashes. Over the course of a weekend, Patrick’s remorseless search for drugs on the avenues of Manhattan, haunted by old acquaintances and insistent inner voices, sends him into a nightmarish spiral. Alone in his room at the Pierre Hotel, he pushes body and mind to the very edge - desperate always to stay one step ahead of his rapidly encroaching past.

    Non-member price: $22.46

    • Mother's Milk

    • A Patrick Melrose Novel, Book 4
    • By: Edward St Aubyn
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The once-illustrious, once-wealthy Melroses are in peril. Caught up in the wreckage of broken promises, child-rearing, adultery, and assisted suicide, Patrick finds his wife Mary consumed by motherhood, his mother in thrall to a New Age foundation, and his young son Robert understanding far more than he should. But even as the family struggles against the pull of its ever-present past, a new generation brings a new tenderness, and the possibility of change.

    Non-member price: $25.46

    • At Last

    • A Patrick Melrose Novel, Book 5
    • By: Edward St Aubyn
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    As friends, relatives, and foes trickle in to pay their final respects to his mother, Eleanor, Patrick Melrose finds himself questioning whether a life without parents will be the liberation he has so long imagined. Yet as the memorial service ends and the family gathers one last time, amidst the social niceties and the social horrors, the calms and the rapids, Patrick begins to sense a new current: the chance of some form of safety - at last.

    Non-member price: $22.46

    • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Dramatised)

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale, Anna Chancellor, Alex Jennings, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Smiley, wrestling with retirement and disillusionment, is summoned to a secret meeting with a member of the Cabinet Office. Evidence has emerged that the Circus has been infiltrated at the highest level by a Russian agent. 'Find the mole, George. Clean the stables. Do whatever is necessary.' Reluctantly Smiley agrees, and so embarks on a dark journey into his past a past filled with love, duplicity and betrayal.

    Non-member price: $18.74

    • A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters

    • By: Julian Barnes
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 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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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    This is one of the defining novels of English writer Julian Barnes. An entertaining melange of stories starting with a contemporary account of the launch of Noah's Ark takes us into unexpected areas of human foibles, activities, and tendencies.

    Non-member price: $61.50

    • Simple Genius

    • Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, Book 3
    • By: David Baldacci
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Sean King and Michelle Maxwell both bear the scars of their previous case. Michelle's in a psychiatric hospital after making a suicide attempt while Sean, down on his luck and desperately worried about his friend, accepts a PI job at Babbage Town: a hugely secret establishment where, it seems, corpses turn up more quickly than new codes can be encrypted by the genius mathematicians who are employed in the place.

    Non-member price: $18.57

    • Charles Dickens

    • A Life
    • By: Claire Tomalin
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Charles Dickens: A Life, the major new biography from the highly acclaimed Claire Tomalin, published for the 200th anniversary of his birth. Read by the actor Alex Jennings.

    Non-member price: $37.47

    • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

    • By: Anne Brontë
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    The story of a woman's struggle for independence from an abusive husband. Helen 'Graham' has returned to Wildfell Hall in flight from a disastrous marriage and to protect her young son from the influence of his father. Exiled to the desolate moorland mansion, she adopts an assumed name and earns her living as a painter. Gilbert Markham, a local man intrigued by the beautiful young 'widow' offers his friendship but becomes distrustful when her reclusive behaviour sparks rumours and speculation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Review.

    • By wendy on 05-09-2017

    Non-member price: $35.90

    • Never Mind

    • A Patrick Melrose Novel, Book 1
    • By: Edward St Aubyn
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    At his mother’s family house in the south of France, Patrick Melrose has the run of a magical garden. Bravely imaginative and self-sufficient, five-year-old Patrick encounters the volatile lives of adults with care. His father, David, rules with considered cruelty, and Eleanor, his mother, has retreated into drink. They are expecting guests for dinner. But this afternoon is unlike the chain of summer days before, and the shocking events that precede the guests’ arrival tear Patrick's world in two.

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • Talking It Over

    • By: Julian Barnes
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey, Alex Jennings, Clare Higgins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Introducing Stuart, Gillian and Oliver. One by one they take their turn to speak straight out to the camera - and give their side of a contemporary love triangle. What begins as a comedy of misunderstanding slowly darkens and deepens into a compelling exploration of the quagmires of the heart.

    Non-member price: $23.51

    • Elizabeth

    • The Forgotten Years
    • By: John Guy
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    History has pictured Elizabeth I as Gloriana, an icon of strength and power - and has focused on the early years of her reign. But in 1583, when Elizabeth is 50, there is relentless plotting among her courtiers - and still to come is the Spanish Armada and the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots. We have not, until now, had the full picture.

    Non-member price: $29.96

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