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    • It's All in Your Head

    • Stories from the Frontline of Psychosomatic Illness
    • By: Suzanne O'Sullivan
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Pauline first became ill when she was 15. What seemed to be a urinary infection became joint pain, then life-threatening appendicitis. After a routine operation, Pauline lost all the strength in her legs. Shortly afterwards, convulsions started. But Pauline’s tests are normal: her symptoms seem to have no physical cause whatsoever. This may be an extreme case, but Pauline is not alone. As many as a third of people visiting their GPs have symptoms that are medically unexplained.

    Non-member price: $22.46

    • The Sunshine Cruise Company

    • By: John Niven
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    Susan Frobisher and Julie Wickham are turning 60. They live in a small Dorset town and have been friends since school. On the surface Susan has it all - a lovely house and a long marriage to accountant Barry. Life has not been so kind to Julie, but now, with several failed businesses and bad relationships behind her, she has found stability: living in a council flat and working in an old people's home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ripping good yarn

    • By Helen V on 18-09-2016

    Non-member price: $29.96

    • The Dark Flood Rises

    • By: Margaret Drabble
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Dark Flood Rises asks momentous questions as it entertains and enthralls. In her beautifully imagined new book, Margaret Drabble is at her incisive best, exploring the end of life with her trademark humour, composure and wisdom. Francesca Stubbs holds our hand as we take a walk through old age and death. Fran brings us to drinks with her dear friends, dropping off mouth-watering suppers for Claude, her ex-husband, warm and cosy in his infirmity.

    Non-member price: $54.63

    • Darksoul

    • By: Anna Stephens
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Wolves lie dead beside Rilpor’s soldiers, slaughtered at the hands of the Mireces and their fanatical army. The veil that once kept the Red Gods at bay has been left in tatters as the Dark Lady’s plans for the world come to fruition. Where the gods walk, blood is spilled on the earth. All that stands between the Mireces army and complete control of the Kingdom of Rilpor are the walls of its capital, Rilporin, and those besieged inside.

    Non-member price: $17.44

    • The Travelling Bag

    • By: Susan Hill
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the foggy streets of Victorian London to the eerie perfection of 1950s suburbia, the everyday is invaded by the evil otherworldly in this unforgettable collection of new ghost stories from the author of The Woman in Black. In the title story, on a murky evening in a warmly lit club off St James, a bishop listens closely as a paranormal detective recounts his most memorable case, one whose horrifying denouement took place in that very building.

    Non-member price: $17.16

    • The Revolutionary Life of Freda Bedi

    • British Feminist, Indian Nationalist, Buddhist Nun
    • By: Vicki Mackenzie
    • Narrated by: Vicki Mackenzie, Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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    A fascinating biography of Freda Bedi, an English woman who broke all the rules of gender, race, and religious background to become both a revolutionary in the fight for Indian independence and then a Buddhist icon. She was the first Western woman to become a Tibetan Buddhist nun - but that pioneering ordination was really just one in a life full of revolutionary acts. Freda Bedi broke the rules of gender, race, and religion - in many cases before it was thought that the rules were ready to be challenged.

    Non-member price: $28.94

    • Godblind

    • By: Anna Stephens
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 15 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    There was a time when the Red Gods ruled the land. The Dark Lady and her horde dealt in death and blood and fire. That time has long since passed, and the neighbouring kingdoms of Mireces and Rilpor hold an uneasy truce. The only blood spilled is confined to the border, where vigilantes known as Wolves protect their kin and territory at any cost. But after the death of his wife, King Rastoth is plagued by grief, leaving the kingdom of Rilpor vulnerable.

    Non-member price: $22.62

    • 99 Red Balloons

    • By: Elisabeth Carpenter
    • Narrated by: Sarah Ovens, Victoria Riley, Maggie Ollerenshaw, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    Eight-year-old Grace is last seen in a sweetshop. Her mother, Emma, is living a nightmare. But as her loved ones rally around her, cracks begin to emerge. What are the emails sent between her husband and her sister? Why does her mother take so long to join the search? And is there more to the disappearance of her daughter than meets the eye?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good plot

    • By Anonymous User on 05-12-2018

    Non-member price: $19.75

    • The Invisible Woman

    • Taking on the Vintage Years
    • By: Helen Walmsley-Johnson
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Sixty is the new 40, we're constantly told. Or is it that 70 is the new 50? Either way, there's nothing middle of the road about middle age. From coping with bodies that are 'heading south' to rampant ageism in the workplace, this time in our lives, in the words of Bette Davis, is 'no place for sissies'.

    Non-member price: $22.46

    • A Fine Day for a Hanging

    • By: Carol Ann Lee
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1955, former nightclub manageress Ruth Ellis shot dead her lover, David Blakely. Following a trial that lasted less than two days, she was found guilty and sentenced to death. She became the last woman to be hanged in Britain, and her execution is the most notorious of hangman Albert Pierrepoint's 'duties'. Despite Ruth's infamy, the story of her life has never been fully told. Often wilfully misinterpreted, the reality behind the headlines was buried by an avalanche of hearsay.

    Non-member price: $31.89

    • Howard’s End Is on the Landing

    • A Year of Reading from Home
    • By: Susan Hill
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Early one autumn afternoon in pursuit of an elusive book on her shelves, Susan Hill encountered dozens of others that she had never read, or forgotten she owned, or wanted to read for a second time. The discovery inspired her to embark on a year-long voyage through her books, forsaking new purchases in order to get to know her own collection again. A book which is left on a shelf for a decade is a dead thing, but it is also a chrysalis, packed with the potential to burst into new life.

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • God on the Rocks

    • By: Jane Gardam
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    During one glorious summer between the wars, the realities of life and the sexual ritual dance of the adult world creep into the life of young Margaret Marsh. Her father, preaching the doctrine of the unsavoury Primal Saints; her mother, bitterly nostalgic for what might have been; Charles and Binkie, anchored in the past and a game of words; dying Mrs Frayling and Lydia the maid, given to the vulgar enjoyment of life - all contribute to Margaret's shattering moment of truth.

    Non-member price: $22.46

    • Queen of the Mersey

    • By: Maureen Lee
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 17 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Queenie is only 14 and has been deserted by her mother. Set in Liverpool and Wales at the outbreak of World War II, this story explores themes of female friendship and betrayal from the perspective of a group of women of widely different ages.

    Non-member price: $31.45

    • Savvy

    • Dealing with People, Power and Politics at Work
    • By: Jane Clarke
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dealing with office politics, conflict and difficult people at work without compromising your values and integrity, can be tricky. With case studies and examples, Savvy will help you understand colleagues' behaviour and power dynamics at work, and learn how to negotiate them successfully. Practical and insightful, Savvy will enable you to master the necessary skills to deal with difficult situations. It includes step-by-step advice on how to build a network, develop the right mind-set, handle conflict, manage your boss, influence others and deal with a bully.

    Non-member price: $22.46

    • Lights Out Liverpool

    • By: Maureen Lee
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As Britain stands alone against a monstrous enemy, the inhabitants of Pearl Street face hardship and heartbreak with courage and humour. The war touches each of them in a different way: for Annie Poulson, a widow, it means never-ending worry when her twin boys are called up and sent to France; Sheila Reilly's husband, Cal, faces the terror of U-Boat attacks; Eileen Costello is liberated from a bitter, loveless marriage when her husband is sent to Egypt.

    Non-member price: $29.51

    • In the Springtime of the Year

    • By: Susan Hill
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After just a year of close, loving marriage, Ruth has been widowed. Her beloved husband, Ben, has been killed in a tragic accident, and Ruth is left suddenly and totally bereft. Unable to share her sorrow and grief with Ben's family, who are dealing with their pain in their own way, Ruth becomes increasingly isolated, burying herself in her cottage in the countryside as the seasons change around her. Only Ben's young brother, Jo, is able to reach out beyond his own grief to offer Ruth the compassion which might reclaim her from her own devastating unhappiness.

    Non-member price: $17.16

    • Lime Street Blues

    • By: Maureen Lee
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It is the heady 60s in Liverpool, and the Flowers, the Baileys, and the McDowds are three very different families bound together by music. The children are determined to be part of the glamour that surrounds the city, so when Sean, Lachlan, and Max form The Merseysiders and Jeannie and Rita become part of The Flower Girls, they put their hearts and souls into achieving success.

    Non-member price: $29.92

    • The House by Princes Park

    • By: Maureen Lee
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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    The First World War is almost over when nurse Olivia Jones meets dashing American soldier, Tom O'Hagan, and they propose to marry. But Tom is dead by the time Olivia finds herself pregnant. Just hours old, their daughter Ruby is brutally removed from Olivia by her disgusted father and secretly taken to be raised in a convent in north Wales. At fourteen, Ruby is beautiful, intelligent and wilful - and delighted to be chosen by the wealthy Emily Dangerfield, who lives in a grand house near Liverpool, as a companion.

    Non-member price: $30.74

    • The Courtesan and the Samurai

    • By: Lesley Downer
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hana is 17 when her husband goes to war. When enemy soldiers attack her house she flees to the Yoshiwara, Tokyo's pleasure quarter, where she becomes a courtesan. Yozo returns to Japan to discover that the world he left behind has been destroyed. Travelling north to join his rebel comrades, he is captured but escapes making his way south-to the Yoshiwara. There the battered fugitive meets the beautiful courtesan.

    Non-member price: $51.20

    • Martha's Journey

    • By: Maureen Lee
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Liverpool, 1915. Martha Rossi lives in a tenement with her husband and their five children. Despite working all the hours she can, the family doesn't have much money. So when Martha’s 14-year-old son, Joe, proudly enlists to fight for his country just to earn his mother an extra shilling, Martha is horrified. Despite her pleas and protests, Joe is dispatched to France within weeks. Unbeknown to them all, Joe’s act of selfless heroism will have huge implications for Martha and all the family.

    Non-member price: $27.71

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