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    • Middlemarch

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 35 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114

    Dorothea Brooke is an ardent idealist who represses her vivacity and intelligence for the cold, theological pedant Casaubon. One man understands her true nature: the artist Will Ladislaw. But how can love triumph against her sense of duty and Casaubon’s mean spirit? Meanwhile, in the little world of Middlemarch, the broader world is mirrored: the world of politics, social change, and reforms, as well as betrayal, greed, blackmail, ambition, and disappointment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterpiece and superbly read.

    • By Allie C on 31-01-2017

    Non-member price: $55.66

    • Once Upon a River

    • By: Diane Setterfield
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    A dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the Thames. The regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open on an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned corpse of a little child. Hours later the dead girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life. Is it a miracle? Is it magic? Or can it be explained by science? An exquisitely crafted multilayered mystery brimming with folklore, suspense and romance as well as with the urgent scientific curiosity of the Darwinian age, Once Upon a River is as richly atmospheric as Setterfield’s best seller The Thirteenth Tale.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant. Wonderfully written and narrated.

    • By Nola J Pearce on 06-02-2019

    Non-member price: $33.43

    • Persuasion

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    Anne Elliot has grieved for seven years over the loss of her first love, Captain Frederick Wentworth. But events conspire to unravel the knots of deceit and misunderstanding in this beguiling and gently comic story of love and fidelity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love Jane Austen!

    • By Toni on 25-09-2017

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • Sense and Sensibility

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    When Mrs. Dashwood is forced by an avaricious daughter-in-law to leave the family home in Sussex, she takes her three daughters to live in a modest cottage in Devon. For Elinor, the eldest daughter, the move means a painful separation from the man she loves, but her sister Marianne finds in Devon the romance and excitement which she longs for.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful.

    • By Ford Krieger on 25-10-2016

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • Emma [Naxos]

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    One of Jane Austen's most popular novels. Arrogant, self-willed, and egotistical, Emma is her most unusual heroine.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic rendition

    • By Lauren Foley on 28-03-2017

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • Mrs. Dalloway

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    It is a June day in London in 1923, and the lovely Clarissa Dalloway is having a party. Whom will she see? Her friend Peter, back from India, who has never really stopped loving her? What about Sally, with whom Clarissa had her life’s happiest moment? Meanwhile, the shell-shocked Septimus Smith is struggling with his life on the same London day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb!

    • By Anonymous User on 18-12-2018

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • North and South

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    Written at the request of Charles Dickens, North and South is a book about rebellion that poses fundamental questions about the nature of social authority and obedience. Gaskell expertly blends individual feeling with social concern and her heroine, Margaret Hale, is one of the most original creations of Victorian literature. When Margaret Hale's father leaves the Church in a crisis of conscience she is forced to leave her comfortable home in the tranquil countryside of Hampshire....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Juliet does it again.

    • By Diana on 07-10-2014

    Non-member price: $35.90

    • The Signature of All Things

    • By: Elizabeth Gilbert
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 280
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257

    Elizabeth Gilbert’s first novel in twelve years is an extraordinary story of botany, exploration and desire, spanning across much of the 19th century. This audiobook follows the fortunes of the brilliant Alma Whittaker (daughter of a bold and charismatic botanical explorer) as she comes into her own within the world of plants and science. As Alma’s careful studies of moss take her deeper into the mysteries of evolution, the man she loves draws her in the opposite direction into the realm of the spiritual, the divine and the magical.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A beautifully written story

    • By Elizabeth on 20-05-2016

    Non-member price: $46.09

    • A Room of One's Own

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    A Room of One's Own, based on a lecture given at Girton College Cambridge, is one of the great feminist polemics. Woolf's blazing polemic on female creativity, the role of the writer, and the silent fate of Shakespeare's imaginary sister remains a powerful reminder of a woman's need for financial independence and intellectual freedom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Heather on 08-03-2017

    Non-member price: $20.75

    • Apple Tree Yard

    • By: Louise Doughty
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 86

    Yvonne Carmichael has worked hard to achieve the life that she always wanted: a high-flying career in genetics, a beautiful home, a good relationship with her husband and their two grown-up children. Then one day she meets a stranger at the Houses of Parliament and begins a passionate affair with him - a decision that will put everything she values at risk. At first she believes she can keep the relationship separate from the rest of her life, but she can't control what happens next.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enthralling

    • By Lyn McQuade on 20-08-2014

    Non-member price: $22.78

    • Jane Eyre

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    The work tells the story of Jane's early life, her experience at Lowood School and as a governess. Her refusal to accept Rochester's love on any but her own strictly moral terms is a passionate cry for independence.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Classic

    • By rachel guidera on 20-04-2016

    Non-member price: $32.77

    • Julian Fellowes's Belgravia

    • By: Julian Fellowes
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178

    Julian Fellowes's Belgravia is the story of a secret. A secret that unravels behind the porticoed doors of London's grandest postcode. Set in the 1840s, when the upper echelons of society began to rub shoulders with the emerging industrial nouveau riche, Belgravia is peopled by a rich cast of characters. But the story begins on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. At the Duchess of Richmond's now legendary ball, one family's life will change forever.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another time another place. An escapist listen

    • By Tamara on 30-07-2016

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • The Cost of Living

    • By: Deborah Levy
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Picking up where Things I Don't Want to Know left off, this short, exhilarating memoir shows a writer in radical flux, facing separation and bereavement and emerging renewed from the ashes of a former life. Faced with the restrictions of conventional living, she dismantles her life, expands it and puts it back together in a new shape. Writing as brilliantly as ever about mothers and daughters, about social pressures and the female experience, Deborah Levy confronts a world not designed to accommodate difficult women and ultimately remakes herself in her own image.

    Non-member price: $27.33

    • The Golden Notebook

    • By: Doris Lessing
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 27 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Author Anna Wulf attempts to overcome writer’s block by writing a comprehensive "golden notebook" that draws together the preoccupations of her life, each of which is examined in a different notebook. Anna’s struggle to unify the various strands of her life – emotional, political, and professional – amasses into a fascinating encyclopaedia of female experience in the ‘50s.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Dated tedious discourse

    • By James H Davidson on 05-09-2018

    Non-member price: $82.02

    • To the Lighthouse

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    To the Lighthouse is a landmark work of English fiction. Virginia Woolf explores perception and meaning in some of the most beautiful prose ever written, minutely detailing the characters thoughts and impressions. This unabridged version is read by Juliet Stevenson.

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • Madame Bovary

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    In Madame Bovary, one of the great novels of 19th-century France, Flaubert draws a deeply felt and sympathetic portrait of a woman who, having married a country doctor and found herself unhappy with a rural, genteel existence, longs for love and excitement. However, her aspirations and her desires to escape only bring her further disappointment and eventually lead to unexpected, painful consequences. Flaubert’s critical portrait of bourgeois provincial life remains as powerful as ever

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good

    • By Hailey on 22-10-2017

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • Northanger Abbey

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    When Catherine Morland, a country clergyman's daughter, is invited to spend a season in Bath with the fashionable high society, little does she imagine the delights and perils that await her. Captivated and disconcerted by what she finds, and introduced to the joys of "Gothic novels" by her new friend, Isabella, Catherine longs for mystery and romance. When she is invited to stay with the beguiling Henry Tilney and his family at Northanger Abbey, she expects mystery and intrigue at every turn.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A lesser novel by Jane Austen, very well read

    • By Rodney Wetherell on 31-07-2018

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • The Golden Bowl

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Wealthy Maggie Verver has everything she could ever ask for - except a husband and a title. While in Italy, acquiring art for his museum back in the States, Maggie’s millionaire father, Adam, decides to remedy this and acquire a husband for Maggie. Enter Prince Amerigo, of a titled but now poor aristocratic Florentine family. Amerigo is the perfect candidate.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Probably would have been better read as a book.

    • By Jenny on 17-09-2018

    Non-member price: $58.50

    • Madness

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Adrian Scarborough, Andrew Scott, Cillian Murphy, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    From Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail, a newly collected audiobook of his darkest stories, read by Juliet Stevenson, Cillian Murphy, Adrian Scarborough, Tamsin Greig, Stephanie Beacham and Andrew Scott. 'There is a pleasure sure in being mad, which none but madmen know.' Our greatest fear is of losing control - of our lives, but, most of all, of ourselves. In these 10 unsettling tales of unexpected madness master storyteller Roald Dahl explores what happens when we let go our sanity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely wonderful

    • By DeD on 02-02-2017

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Daniel Deronda

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 36 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Meeting by chance at a gambling hall in Europe, the separate lives of Daniel Deronda and Gwendolen Harleth are immediately intertwined. Daniel, an Englishman of uncertain parentage, becomes Gwendolyn's redeemer as she finds herself drawn to his spiritual and altruistic nature after a loveless marriage. But Daniel's path was already set when he rescued a young Jewess from suicide.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A complex story -- a long journey not for everyone

    • By Anonymous User on 11-07-2017

    Non-member price: $46.14

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