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    • Hidden Depths

    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A hot summer on the Northumberland coast and Julie Armstrong arrives home from a night out to find her son strangled, laid out in a bath of water and covered with wildflowers. This stylised murder scene has Inspector Vera Stanhope intrigued. But then another body is discovered in a rock pool, the corpse again strewn with flowers. Vera must work quickly to find this killer who is making art out of death. As local residents are forced to share their deepest, darkest secrets, the killer watches, waits and plans to prepare another beautiful, watery grave....

    Non-member price: $32.51

    • Telling Tales

    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    It has been 10 years since Jeanie Long was charged with the murder of 15-year-old Abigail Mantel. Now residents of the East Yorkshire village of Elvet are disturbed to hear of new evidence proving Jeanie’s innocence. Abigail’s killer is still at large. For one young woman, Emma Bennett, the revelation brings back haunting memories of her vibrant best friend - and of that fearful winter's day when she had discovered her body lying cold in a ditch. 

    Non-member price: $32.51

    • The Crow Trap

    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Three very different women come together at isolated Baikie’s Cottage on the North Pennines to complete an environmental survey. Rachael, the team leader, is still reeling after a double betrayal by her lover and boss, Peter Kemp. Anne, a botanist, sees the survey as a chance to indulge in a little deception of her own. And then there is Grace, a strange, uncommunicative young woman hiding plenty of her own secrets. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story with a few twists and turns along the

    • By Sue on 21-02-2019

    Non-member price: $35.70

    • The Seagull

    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A visit to her local prison brings DI Vera Stanhope face to face with an old enemy: former detective superintendent John Brace. Brace was convicted of corruption and involvement in the death of a gamekeeper - and Vera played a part in his downfall. Brace promises Vera information about the disappearance of Robbie Marshall, a notorious wheeler-dealer, if she will look out for his family. He tells her that Marshall is dead, his body buried close to St Mary's Island in Whitley Bay.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good story but woeful voices

    • By Amazon Customer jo on 24-10-2017

    Non-member price: $32.31

    • The Moth Catcher

    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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    Life seems perfect in Valley Farm, a quiet community in Northumberland. Until a shocking discovery. The owners of a big country house have employed a young ecologist named Patrick to look after the place while they're away. But Patrick is found dead by the side of the lane into the valley. DI Vera Stanhope arrives on the scene with her colleagues. When they look round the attic of the house - where Patrick has a flat - she finds a second body.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Listen Here. Loved It

    • By Lyndel on 15-02-2016

    Non-member price: $32.31

    • Harbour Street

    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As the snow falls thickly, Detective Joe Ashworth and his daughter, Jessie, are swept along in the crowd onto the Metro. But when the train is stopped, Jessie notices that an old lady hasn’t left the train: Margaret Krukowski has been fatally stabbed as she sat on the crowded train. Arriving at the scene, DI Vera Stanhope is relieved to have an excuse to escape the festivities. Soon Vera and Joe are on their way to the south Northumberland town of Mardle, where Margaret lived. Then a second woman is murdered....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Ann Cleeves

    • By Babs Moy on 30-10-2018

    Non-member price: $23.56

    • The Mallen Litter

    • By: Catherine Cookson
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Each generation of the Mallen family has been cursed with a dramatic white streak in their jet-black hair. Barbara does not have the visible streak to identify her as a Mallen, but she has spent her life trying to forget her parentage - and the horrific circumstances behind her birth. When her triplets - the Mallen litter - were born, she hoped that it would herald a new beginning. But it seems that one of her sons bears the Mallen streak - and that the Mallen curse will never die out.... 

    Non-member price: $32.51

    • The Mallen Girl

    • By: Catherine Cookson
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Even as a child Barbara was beautiful, but as her beauty grew so did the affliction which shadowed it. She was becoming deaf. Yet living in an almost silent world protected her from what could be a worse affliction - to know the truth of her own origins. Barbara had another protector in Anna Brigmore, who knew that truth and was haunted by the thought it must one day be revealed to this girl she cherished like her own child. And among the surrounding hills and valleys of Northumberland, it was a long-relished scandal....

    Non-member price: $31.44

    • From Liverpool with Love

    • By: Lyn Andrews
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Transport yourself to 1920s Liverpool, to be moved and delighted by this wonderful novel from one of the UK's best-loved saga authors. In 1920s Liverpool, Jane, her little brother Alfie and their mother Ellen have faced the horrors of the workhouse together. But when Ellen dies, two very different paths open up for the siblings. Jane is sent to work in the Empire Laundry and builds a new life for herself with the neighbours who take her in.

    Non-member price: $29.96

    • The Shipyard Girls

    • Shipyard Girls, Book 1
    • By: Nancy Revell
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sunderland, 1940, and the women go to the shipyards to do their bit for the war effort. Polly never dreamed she would be able to work in the shipyards like the men in her family but times are tough and her new job ends up giving her more than she ever expected when she meets enigmatic dock diver Tommy Watts. During the day, head welder Rosie teaches her fledgling flock of trainees their new trade, but at night she hides a secret life. And mother hen Gloria signs up to escape her brutal husband, but finds she cannot run....

    Non-member price: $34.34

    • All the Dark Secrets

    • The Families of Fairley Terrace Sagas, Book 1
    • By: Jennie Felton
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A powerful new saga, in the grand tradition of Katie Flynn, Dilly Court and Josephine Cox, of one woman's quest for happiness after a bitter tragedy, filled with romance, drama and triumph in adversity.When terrible tragedy strikes at the local colliery, the residents of Fairley Terrace's 10 houses suffer more than one loss, and for Maggie Donovan the word turns upside down. Turning for comfort to the one man she can trust, she finds a sudden and undeniable passion instead.

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • Belle of the Back Streets

    • By: Glenda Young
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Everyone recognises the cry of Meg Sutcliffe as she plies her trade along the back streets of Ryhope. She learnt the ropes from her dad when he returned from the war. But when tragedy struck, Meg had no choice but to continue alone, with only her trusty dog, Spot, and beloved horse, Stella, for company. Now the meagre money she earns is the only thing that stands between her family's safety and predatory rent collector Hawk Jackson....

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • Shipyard Girls at War

    • Shipyard Girls 2
    • By: Nancy Revell
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    1941: It takes strength to work on the docks, but the war demands all hands on deck, and the women are doing their best to fill the gap. Rosie is flourishing in her role as head welder while still keeping her double life a secret. But a dashing detective is forcing Rosie to choose between love and her duty. Gloria is hiding her own little secret - one that, if found out, could threaten not only her job but her life.

    Non-member price: $37.46

    • The Trophy Child

    • By: Paula Daly
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Karen Bloom has always wanted the best things in life. And that includes her children; quite simply, she expects them to be perfect. Her son, Ewan, has been something of a disappointment, and she won't be making the same mistake again with her beloved daughter, Bronte. Bronte's every waking hour will be spent at music lessons and dance classes, doing whatever it takes to excel. But as Karen pushes Bronte to the brink, the rest of the family crumbles.

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Keep Your Friends Close

    • By: Paula Daly
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Natty and Sean Wainwright are happily married. Rock solid in fact. So when Natty's oldest friend, Eve Dalladay, appears - just as their daughter collapses on a school trip in France - Natty has no qualms about leaving Eve with Sean to help out at home. Two weeks later and Natty finds Eve has slotted into family life too well - her husband has fallen in love with Eve. He's sorry, he tells her, but their marriage is over. With no option but to put a brave face on things for the sake of the children, Natty embarks on building a new life for herself.

    Non-member price: $32.31

    • Lullaby Girl

    • By: Aly Sidgwick
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Battered, bruised and washed up on the banks of a remote loch, the Lullaby Girl doesn't know who or where she is. She doesn't speak. She only sings a haunting Danish lullaby over and over again. When her shocking story hits the headlines, the Lullaby Girl is hot news. Everyone wants to know who she is. Strangers donate money for her care, and the media are breaking down the door to get to her.

    Non-member price: $32.51

    • The Shop Girls of Chapel Street

    • By: Jenny Holmes
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Shop Girls of Chapel Street by Jenny Holmes, read by Janine Birkett. Orphaned young, Violet Wheeler has been brought up by her aunt - but after Winnie's death, she feels like she's lost everything. With no-one to turn to, she has to rely on the goodwill of the community to help her out. At the Jubilee drapers, amongst the spools of ribbon, skeins of silk and latest 30s fashions, Violet finds a refuge.

    Non-member price: $34.34

    • A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess

    • By: Amanda Owen
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From best-selling author Amanda Owen come more tales of life at Ravenseat, the remote Yorkshire hill farm she shares with husband Clive, eight children and 1,000 sheep. In A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess she describes the age-old cycles of a farming year and the constant challenges the family faces, from being cut off in winter to tending their flock on some of Yorkshire's highest, bleakest moors - land so inaccessible that in places it can be reached only on foot.

    Non-member price: $34.34

    • When the War Is Over

    • Far from home, far from family, safe from the war - a true story of two Second World War evacuees
    • By: Barbara Fox
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Gwenda and Douglas Brady were among the millions of British children sent to live with new families for their own safety during the Second World War, leaving behind their parents, their friends and all that felt familiar and safe. Evacuation could be a scary experience, but five-year-old Gwenda and her brother were lucky enough to be housed with a kindly schoolmaster and his wife, and soon the realities of the war felt very far away.

    • Far from home, far from family, safe from the war - a true story of two Second World War evacuees
    • By: Barbara Fox
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 28-07-2016
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Non-member price: $29.96

    • The Mother's Bond

    • By: Denise Welch
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Kathryn Casey lives a charmed life in affluent Chester-le-Street. Her husband adores her, her children are bright, well-behaved and beautiful and her world is orderly and predictable. Until one day she walks into her kitchen - and sees the son she gave up for adoption 21 years ago. Kathryn was once Kelly, a girl who lived on one of the roughest estates in the North and got pregnant at 16. She'd tried her hardest to keep her baby, but without any help, it all got too much for her. She's never told her husband about her past. Now her child is in her home. But what does he want?

    Non-member price: $30.38

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