Showing results by narrator "Carole Boyd"

Categories

All Categories

96 results
Sort by
    • Torchwood: First Born

    • By: James Goss
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Kai Owen, Joe Jameson, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Gwen and Rhys are on the run. Rhys was hoping this meant a windswept cottage on a cliff top, but he’s had to settle for a miserable caravan in the isolated village of Rawbone. With the locals taking an unhealthy interest in their daughter, Gwen and Rhys start to realise that something is very wrong. As they uncover the village’s terrible past, Gwen discovers that Torchwood will never leave her behind, and now she and Rhys stand alone in defence of the Earth. And the children of Rawbone can only bring her closer to the secret forces that want her out of the way.

    Non-member price: $30.45

    • Atonement

    • By: Ian McEwan
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    On the hottest day of the summer of 1934, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her is Robbie Turner, her childhood friend who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge. By the end of that day, the lives of all three will have been changed for ever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had not even imagined at its start, and will have become victims of the younger girl's imagination.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Highly recommended. Excellent narration.

    • By M I WATSON on 24-09-2016

    Non-member price: $37.61

    • Let It Shine

    • By: Josephine Cox
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Ada Williams was once an ambitious woman who believed money and power would bring her happiness. But now, she is all alone in the world, except for her greedy, bitter son Peter, who despises her and waits for the day he will inherit her fortune. Ada, however, has a different plan altogether.

    Non-member price: $26.84

    • Village School

    • Fairacre Series, Book 1
    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Fairacre is a village of cottages, a church and the school, and at the heart of the school, its head mistress, Miss Read. Through her discerning eye, we meet the villagers of Fairacre and see their trials and tribulations, from the irascible school cleaner Mrs. Pringle, to the young school children, with their scraped knees, hopeful faces, and inevitable mischief.

    Non-member price: $15.72

    • Queen Bees

    • Six Brilliant and Extraordinary Society Hostesses Between the Wars - A Spectacle of Celebrity, Talent, and Burning Ambition
    • By: Siân Evans
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Queen Bees looks at the lives of six remarkable women who made careers out of being society hostesses, including Lady Astor, who went on to become the first female MP, and Mrs Greville, who cultivated relationships with Edward VII, as well as Lady Londonderry, Lady Cunard, Laura Corrigan and Lady Colefax. Told with wit, verve and heart, Queen Bees is the story of a form of societal revolution and the extraordinary women who helped it happen.

    • Six Brilliant and Extraordinary Society Hostesses Between the Wars - A Spectacle of Celebrity, Talent, and Burning Ambition
    • By: Siân Evans
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Release date: 08-09-2016
    • 4 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

    Non-member price: $39.02

    • The Camomile Lawn

    • By: Mary Wesley
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Summer 1939 and five cousins gather at the house with the camomile lawn for what, for many of them, will be the last summer of their youth.

    Non-member price: $29.51

    • Cleopatra

    • A Life
    • By: Stacy Schiff
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Cleopatra’s palace shimmered with onyx and gold but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Though her life spanned fewer than 40 years, it reshaped the contours of the ancient world. Famous long before she was notorious, Cleopatra has gone down in history for all the wrong reasons. Stacy Schiff boldly separates fact from fiction to rescue the magnetic queen whose death ushered in a new world order, a generation before the birth of Christ.

    Non-member price: $37.46

    • Days of Hope

    • By: Lyn Andrews
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    A heartwarming story set in 1940s Liverpool and Ireland about the hurdles two sisters, Chrissie and Grace, must cross on their journey to finding the happiness they seek. It's 1945 and the war is finally over. For the Devlin family in Liverpool, the wartime years have been almost too much to bear. But at long last sisters Grace and Chrissie can return to their normal lives. Level-headed and hard-working, Grace wants nothing more than to meet a nice man and settle down.

    Non-member price: $14.88

    • The Daughters of the Late Colonel

    • By: Katherine Mansfield
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    This is a story from the Classic Women's Short Stories collection.

    Non-member price: $2.86

    • Suite Francaise

    • By: Irene Nemirovsky
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    In June 1940 France fell to the Nazis. The effects of this momentous event on the lives of ordinary Parisians and the inhabitants of a small rural community under occupation are brilliantly explored in Irène Némirovsky’s gripping and heartbreaking novel. Némirovsky herself was a tragic victim of the Nazi regime but she left behind her this exceptional masterpiece. In Suite Française she conjures up a vivid cast of wonderful characters who find themselves thrown together in ways they never expected.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting story

    • By Donna on 20-01-2016

    Non-member price: $37.61

    • Stephen Hawking: His Life and Work

    • By: Kitty Ferguson
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Stephen Hawking is one of the most remarkable figures of our time, a Cambridge genius who has earned international celebrity as a brilliant theoretical physicist and become an inspiration and revelation to those who have witnessed his courageous triumph over disability. This is Hawking's life story by Kitty Ferguson, who has had special help from Hawking himself and his close associates and who has a gift for translating the language of theoretical physics for non-scientists.

    Non-member price: $29.51

    • Lonely Girl

    • By: Josephine Cox
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The new novel from Sunday Times best-selling author Josephine Cox, who gets straight to the hope and heartbreak of family drama. One fateful night changes the course of a child's life forever.... Rosie's mother is a cruel woman and has Rosie's kind and loving father wrapped around her finger. Though John Tanner does his best to protect her, Rosie often bears the brunt of her mother's rage. And his protection can't last forever. In one tragic moment, Rosie's fragile world is shattered.

    Non-member price: $18.22

    • Beyond the Shining Water

    • By: Audrey Howard
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    When Lily Elliott's father dies she loses everything - not just a beloved protector and his wonderful ship the Lily-Jane, but also the way of life she has always known. As her mother sinks into a dream-world and the money which had always seemed sufficient turns out to have been mostly debts, Lily watches, bewildered, as destitution comes ever closer for the Elliott women and their loyal housekeeper. Then two rescuers appear.

    Non-member price: $35.90

    • Mary Anne

    • By: Daphne du Maurier
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Mary Anne knew the grinding heel of poverty, and determined it would never grind her again. With beauty, brains, ambition, and the glittering decadence of Regency London to sustain her, she chose the only route that could take a cockney girl to the top, as mistress to the Royal Duke of York. But soon she provoked a scandal that rocked the country, placed the Duke on trial before Parliament, and risked losing Mary Anne everything.

    Non-member price: $29.51

    • A Woman’s Fortune

    • By: Josephine Cox
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In the middle of the night, Evie is torn away from her beloved home and close-knit community as her family run away to the south. Her father's luck has finally run out, but what should mark a hopeful new beginning is just the start of young Evie’s troubles. With the weight of her family's future on her shoulders, Evie has no one to turn to. Her mother, worn down by life, runs off with a new man, and with her grandmother's sight failing, it's left to Evie to earn their keep and run the house. Holding her family together is only made harder when tragedy strikes at its heart.

    Non-member price: $21.26

    • The Franchise Affair

    • By: Josephine Tey
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Marion Sharpe and her mother seem an unlikely duo to be found on the wrong side of the law. Quiet and ordinary, they have led a peaceful and unremarkable life at their country home, The Franchise. Unremarkable that is, until the police turn up with a demure young woman on their doorstep.Not only does Betty Kane accuse them of kidnap and abuse, she can back up her claim with a detailed description of the attic room in which she was kept, right down to the crack in its round window.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An intriguing story beautifully narrated.

    • By oceanjasper on 05-05-2017

    Non-member price: $26.84

    • Brat Farrar

    • By: Josephine Tey
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    A stranger enters the inner sanctum of the Ashby family posing as Patrick Ashby, the heir to the family’s sizeable fortune. The stranger, Brat Farrar, has been carefully coached on Patrick’s mannerisms, appearance and every significant detail of Patrick’s early life, up to his 13th year when he disappeared and was thought to have drowned himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An interesting story with a twist at the end.

    • By Gabrielle Pointer on 24-07-2017

    Non-member price: $24.97

    • Chanel

    • An Intimate Life
    • By: Lisa Chaney
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 16 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    By the end of World War I, Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel had revolutionised women's dress. But dress was the most visible aspect of more profound changes she helped to bring about. During the course of her extraordinary journey, from abject poverty to a new kind of glamour, she would help forge the idea of the modern woman. Unearthing an astonishing life, this remarkable biography shows how the most influential designer of her century became synonymous with a rebellious and progressive style.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A beautifully written biography & narration

    • By SBA on 26-09-2016
    • An Intimate Life
    • By: Lisa Chaney
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 16 hrs and 58 mins
    • Release date: 09-03-2012
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Non-member price: $32.77

    • The Mistresses of Cliveden

    • By: Natalie Livingstone
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    From its dawn in the 1660s to its twilight in the 1960s, Cliveden was an emblem of elite misbehaviour and intrigue. Conceived by the Duke of Buckingham as a retreat for his scandalous affair with Anna-Maria, Countess of Shrewsbury, the house later served as the backdrop for the Profumo affair. In the 300 years between, the house was occupied by a dynasty of remarkable women each of whom left their mark on this great house.

    Non-member price: $62.44

    • Francis I

    • The Maker of Modern France
    • By: Leonie Frieda
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Francis I (1494-1547) was inconstant, amorous, hotheaded and flawed. Yet he was also arguably the most significant king that France ever had. This is his story. A contemporary of Henry VIII of England, Francis saw himself as the first Renaissance king, a man who was the exemplar of courtly and civilised behaviour throughout Europe. A courageous and heroic warrior, he was also a keen aesthete, an accomplished diplomat and an energetic ruler who turned his country into a force to be reckoned with.

    Non-member price: $31.21

Show titles per page
  • 1
  • 2
  • ...
  • 5