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    • Elizabeth II: Life of a Monarch

    • By: Ruth Cowen
    • Narrated by: Jennie Bond, Tim Piggott-Smith, Lindsay Duncan
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    On the occasion of the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II, respected royal broadcaster Jennie Bond explores the life of the longest reigning British monarch. Born a minor royal, Elizabeth is now the most recognisable woman in the world. Admired by many, she has reigned through a period of unprecedented change, keeping the monarchy strong and consistent despite the end of empire, public scandals and private loss. This newly written history uses actors and eyewitness observation to bring to life the story of this most remarkable woman.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Some unvarnished truths

    • By Jennifer2 on 03-07-2019

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Pride and Prejudice [Audible Studios]

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Lindsay Duncan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 69

    Pride and Prejudice has delighted generations of readers with its unforgettable cast of characters, carefully choreographed plot, and a hugely entertaining view of the world and its absurdities. With the arrival of eligible young men in their neighbourhood, the lives of Mr and Mrs Bennet and their five daughters are turned inside out and upside down.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great novel beautifully narrated

    • By Paddington on 10-08-2014

    Non-member price: $30.74

    • Brother and Sister

    • By: Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated by: Lindsay Duncan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    We all need to know where we come from, where we belong. But for David and Nathalie, this need to know is even more urgent, since they are adopted. Brought up by the same parents but born to two different mothers, they have grown up as brother and sister, and share a fierce loyalty.Their decision, in their late thirties, to embark upon the journey to find their birth mothers is no straightforward matter.

    Non-member price: $28.10

    • The Children Act

    • By: Ian McEwan
    • Narrated by: Lindsay Duncan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    Fiona Maye is a leading High Court judge, presiding over cases in the family court. She is renowned for her fierce intelligence, exactitude and sensitivity. But her professional success belies private sorrow and domestic strife. There is the lingering regret of her childlessness, and now her marriage of 30 years is in crisis. At the same time, she is called on to try an urgent case: for religious reasons, a beautiful 17-year-old boy, Adam, is refusing the medical treatment that could save his life, and his devout parents share his wishes. Time is running out.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful writing

    • By Joseph Di Stefano on 10-10-2016

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Marrying the Mistress

    • By: Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated by: Lindsay Duncan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    Merrion Palmer has been Judge Guy Stockdale's mistress for the last seven years and his wife and two grown-up sons know absolutely nothing about her. Up until now, Guy and Merrion have enjoyed a blissfully, uncomplicated relationship in stolen moments in Merrion's flat, and to the rest of the world, Guy has played the part of model husband, father and grandfather. But now the time has come for things to change.

    Non-member price: $26.84

    • Aesop: The Complete Collection

    • By: Aesop
    • Narrated by: Richard Briers, Jane Horrocks, Jonathan Pryce, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2

    40 of Aesop's tales, specially adapted for young children. Read by Richard Briers, Jane Horrocks, Jonathan Pryce, Alison Steadman, Richard E. Grant, Lindsay Duncan and Brenda Blethyn.

    Non-member price: $20.98

    • According to Queeney

    • By: Beryl Bainbridge
    • Narrated by: Lindsay Duncan
    • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    A wonderful, immaculately researched novel that brings Dr Johnson, his friends, and his times to life. Beryl Bainbridge’s novel is a masterly evocation of the last years of Dr Johnson, arguably Britain’s greatest Man of Letters. The time is the 1770s and 1780s and Johnson, having completed his life’s major work (he compiled the first ever Dictionary of the English language) is running an increasingly chaotic life. Torn between his strict morality and his undeclared passion for Mrs Thrale, the wife of an old friend, According to Queeney reveals one of Britain’s most wonderful characters in all his wit and glory.

    Non-member price: $12.48

    • Smiley's People (Dramatised)

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale, Anna Chancellor, Lindsay Duncan, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Original Recording
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    When a Russian émigré is found murdered on Hampstead Heath, Smiley is called out of retirement to exorcise some Cold War ghosts from his clandestine past. What follows is Smiley the human being at his most vulnerable and Smiley the case officer at his most brilliant; and it takes to a thrilling conclusion his career-long, serpentine battle with the enigmatic and ruthless Russian spymaster Karla.

    Non-member price: $18.74

    • Master Georgie

    • By: Beryl Bainbridge
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul, Lindsay Duncan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
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    The book that finally won Beryl Bainbridge a Booker prize: by popular vote the Best of Beryl. Beryl Bainbridge’s most popular novel explores the nature of love and obsession, as foster child Myrtle follows Master Georgie from the slums of 19th century Liverpool to the battlefields of the Crimea, where tragedy ensues.

    Non-member price: $10.47

    • Marie Antoinette

    • By: Antonia Fraser
    • Narrated by: Lindsay Duncan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
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    Marie Antoinette's dramatic life-story continues to arouse mixed emotions. To many people, she is still 'la reine mechante', whose extravagance and frivolity helped to bring down the French monarchy; her indifference to popular suffering epitomised by the (apocryphal) words: 'let them eat cake'. Others are equally passionate in her defence: to them, she is a victim of misogyny.

    Non-member price: $18.57

    • Tess of the D'Urbervilles

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Martin Shaw, Lindsay Duncan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Tess of the D'Urbervilles is an early exercise in girl power. Tess spends her life being bullied by men and is pushed to the brink. A dramatic and tragic story, a listener cannot fail to be moved by Tess' story, which is sadly surprisingly familiar to many modern women in the world today.

    Non-member price: $15.19

    • Requiem

    • By: Clare Francis
    • Narrated by: Lindsay Duncan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
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    Glen Ishard: the idyllic Scottish home of ex-rock star Nick Mackenzie and his exotic wife, Alusha. It is a haven of peace and security after all the years on the road, until the day a small plane with a deadly chemical cargo flies off course. In the tragic aftermath, Daisy Field, environmental campaigner, picks up the trail. She's determined to fight the "profits before safety" attitude of the agrochemical industry. But to win she needs Nick's millions, and Nick is facing difficulties of his own.

    Non-member price: $18.07

    • Must You Go?

    • My Life with Harold Pinter
    • By: Antonia Fraser
    • Narrated by: Lindsay Duncan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
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    The subtitle of this wonderful memoir declares its contents: this is 'my life with Harold Pinter', not Lady Antonia Fraser's complete life, and certainly not his. In essence, this is a love story and as with many love stories, the beginning and the end, the first light and the twilight, are dealt with more fully than the high noon in between. The result is a marvellously insightful testimony to modern literature's most celebrated marriage.

    Non-member price: $16.38

    • A Dark Devotion

    • By: Clare Francis
    • Narrated by: Lindsay Duncan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
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    The Norfolk marshes. A winter storm. A woman is missing, a beautiful and virtuous woman with no enemies. Alexandra O'Neill, lawyer to petty criminals, is drawn back to the village where she grew up to help Will Dearden find his paragon of a wife. But can any wife be so perfect that she doesn't have secrets? And can a devoted husband have failed to see the truth?

    Non-member price: $13.82

    • Piranha to Scurfy and Other Stories

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Lindsay Duncan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    A collection of nine beautifully crafted, terrifying and intriguing tales of spine-tingling psychological terror and suspense from Ruth Rendell. The title story, is about a man whose life, in a sense, is a book. Life for Ambrose Ribbon is lonely, paranoid and obsessive without his mother, yet there is one book that he associates particularly with her: Volume VIII of the Encyclopedia Britannica, Piranha to Scurfy'. It marked a very significant moment in their relationship.

    Non-member price: $26.84