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    • SPQR

    • A History of Ancient Rome
    • By: Mary Beard
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 235
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 236

    Ancient Rome matters. Its history of empire, conquest, cruelty and excess is something against which we still judge ourselves. Its myths and stories - from Romulus and Remus to the rape of Lucretia - still strike a chord with us. And its debates about citizenship, security and the rights of the individual still influence our own debates on civil liberty today. SPQR is a new look at Roman history from one of the world's foremost classicists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This excellent history of Ancient Rome

    • By David on 07-12-2015
    • A History of Ancient Rome
    • By: Mary Beard
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 19-10-2015
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 259 ratings

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • Arabella

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    When Arabella first arrives in London, she has only one mission: to snare a rich husband. With a mind to beat the competition, she pretends to be a rich heiress and soon finds herself the talk of the town, pursued by the most eligible bachelors in the city. But she has her sights on one man only: the much-hunted Mr Beaumaris. Our feisty heroine puts up a fight and deals the worldly-wise Beaumaris a deft hand in the game of love; at first grudgingly charmed, he soon becomes smitten.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful story

    • By Brian on 07-12-2017

    Non-member price: $61.50

    • Pompeii - The Life of a Roman Town

    • By: Mary Beard
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Pompeii explodes a number of myths - among them, the very date of the eruption, probably a few months later than usually thought; the hygiene of the baths which must have been hotbeds of germs; the legendary number of brothels, most likely only one; and the death count, which was probably less than ten per cent of the population. These are just a few of the strands that make up an extraordinary and involving portrait of an ancient town, its life and its continuing re-discovery, by Britain’s leading classicist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!

    • By Eloise on 21-10-2015

    Non-member price: $30.74

    • Venetia

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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      5 out of 5 stars 44
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      5 out of 5 stars 44

    Venetia Lanyon, beautiful, intelligent and independent, lives in comfortable seclusion in rural Yorkshire with her precocious brother Aubrey. Her future seems safe and predictable: Either marriage to the respectable but dull Edward Yardley, or a life of peaceful spinsterhood. But when she meets the dashing, dangerous rake Lord Damerel, her well-ordered life is turned upside down, and she embarks upon a relationship with him that scandalizes and horrifies the whole community. Has she found her soul mate, or is she playing with fire?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not enjoyable

    • By Bronwyn Hirst on 25-07-2018

    Non-member price: $64.58

    • The Talisman Ring

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 31

    The legend of the Headless Horseman and a proposed marriage de convenance both have their impact on the mystery of a golden talisman ring and Lord Lavenham's young heir, Ludovic. Neither Sir Tristram Shield nor Eustacie, his young French cousin, share the slightest inclination to marry one another, yet it is Lord Lavenham's dying wish. For there is no one else to provide for the old man's granddaughter while Ludovic remains a fugitive from justice...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A very pleasant surprise

    • By Margaret on 06-04-2018

    Non-member price: $28.87

    • Henry VIII: King and Court

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 25 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    This magnificent biography of Henry VIII is set against the cultural, social and political background of his court - the most spectacular court ever seen in England - and the splendour of his many sumptuous palaces. An entertaining narrative packed with colourful description and a wealth of anecdotal evidence, but also a comprehensive analytical study of the development of both monarch and court during a crucial period in English history.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Well researched but narration good for insomniacs

    • By AshaMaria on 07-02-2019

    Non-member price: $35.90

    • The Foundling

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    The shy young Duke of Sale has never known his parents. Instead, his Grace Adolphus Gillespie Vernon Ware or Gilly for short has endured 24 years of rigorous mollycoddling from his uncle and his valet. But his natural diffidence conceals a rebellious spirit. So when Gilly hears of Belinda, the beautiful foundling who appears to be blackmailing his cousin, he absconds with glee. Only he has no sooner entered his new and dangerous world than he is plunged into a frenzy of intrigue, kidnap and adventure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love Phillida Nash as a narrator

    • By Brian on 18-09-2018

    Non-member price: $30.74

    • False Colours

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    The honourable Christopher Fancot, on leave from the Diplomatic Service in the summer of 1817, is startled to find his entrancing but incorrigibly extravagant mother on the brink of financial and social ruin - and more than alarmed that his identical twin, Evelyn, Earl of Denville, has disappeared without trace. Christopher, or Kit, the respectable brother, is forced into an outrageous masquerade by his wayward family's tangled affairs. But in the face of Evelyn's continued absence, even Kit's ingenuity is stretched to the limit.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful

    • By Zoe on 08-03-2016

    Non-member price: $30.74

    • Queen Elizabeth II: Her Life in Our Times

    • By: Sarah Bradford
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Phyllida Nash reads Sarah Bradford’s absorbing and authoritative portrait of the Queen’s life and sixty-year reign - complete and unabridged. The Queen’s story is our history: she was not born to be Queen but, a media star since the age of three, she has been the most famous woman in the world for all of our lives.

    Non-member price: $29.51

    • Cotillion

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    The three great-nephews of cantankerous Mr Penicuik know better than to ignore his summons, especially when it concerns the bestowal of his fortune. His freakish plan is that his fortune will be his step-daughter's dowry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Always a delight

    • By Donna on 14-10-2017

    Non-member price: $30.74

    • A Civil Contract

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Set in the Regency period, this is a classic tale of misunderstood love and an arranged marriage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • as always

    • By Brian on 27-01-2019

    Non-member price: $30.74

    • The Ice Beneath Her

    • By: Camilla Grebe
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash, Katy Sobey, Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Acclaimed Swedish author Camilla Grebe makes her solo American debut with a psychological thriller as cunning in its twists as it is captivating in its storytelling. A young woman is found beheaded in a business tycoon's marble-lined hallway. Jesper Orre, the scandal-ridden CEO of the retail chain Clothes&More, has vanished. Who is the dead woman? And who is the brutal killer who wielded the machete?

    Non-member price: $42.54

    • Georgette Heyer

    • Biography of a Bestseller
    • By: Jennifer Kloester
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Georgette Heyer remains an enduring international best seller, read and loved by four generations of readers and extolled by today's best-selling authors. Despite her enormous popularity, she never gave an interview or appeared in public. Georgette Heyer wrote her first novel, The Black Moth, when she was 17 in order to amuse her convalescent brother. It was published in 1921 to instant success, and 90 years later it has never been out of print.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional historical novelist's life story

    • By Nicky Webber on 03-01-2018

    Non-member price: $37.22

    • Village School

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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: $24.97

    • Witch Miss Seeton

    • By: Heron Carvic
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A sudden interest in the occult swept through the English village of Plummergen, with Ouija boards replacing the best china in many a cozy cottage. It might be quite the thing for maiden ladies and persnickity aunts, but it wasn't Miss Seeton's cup of tea...until Scotland Yard requested she go undercover to investigate some sinister shenanigans in the Kentish countryside. A flim-flam was afoot in the local witches' coven...and magic could be a prelude to murder most foul.

    Non-member price: $29.22

    • The Kitten Nobody Wanted

    • By: Holly Webb
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Mia still hasn't got over her cat's death - she had Tibby for as long as she can remember and can't ever imagine having another pet. But one day, just before Christmas, she finds out that her friend's cat has had kittens. Over the holidays she goes round to play with them. Mia's parents think she has coped with Tibby's loss, and surprise her by saying she can have the last kitten, Whiskers.Mia's not sure she's ready yet - although she loves Whiskers, she feels guilty about Tibby.

    Non-member price: $10.60

    • Miss Seeton Draws the Line

    • A Miss Seeton Mystery
    • By: Heron Carvic
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Miss Seeton is most embarrassed. Her every attempt at a portrait of little Effie Goffer has become a chilling picture of a corpse. Is Miss Seeton actually drawing a clue to a series of child murders in rural England? Scotland Yard thinks so, and wants Miss Seeton to turn from sketching...to catching a killer skilled in a very deadly art. Retired art teacher Miss Seeton steps in where Scotland Yard stumbles. Armed with only her sketch pad and umbrella, she is every inch an eccentric English spinster and at every turn the most lovable and unlikely master of detection.

    Non-member price: $29.22

    • In My Mind's Eye

    • A Thought Diary
    • By: Jan Morris
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This extraordinary audiobook is a collection of diary pieces that Jan Morris wrote for the Financial Times over the course of 2017. A former soldier and journalist, and one of the great chroniclers of the world for over half a century, she writes here in her characteristically intimate voice - funny, perceptive, wise, touching, wicked, scabrous, and above all, kind - about her thoughts on the world, and her own place in it as she turns 90. From cats to cars, travel to home, music to writing, it's a cornucopia of delights from a unique literary figure.

    Non-member price: $22.78

    • Miss Seeton Sings

    • A Miss Seeton Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Heron Carvic
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    When a flood of perfectly faked banknotes hits the market, retired art teacher Miss Emily Seeton, the Yard's famed ‘MissEss', is chosen to investigate a respected Geneva bank. Somehow, the forger is also mixed up in the theft of valuable paintings, so it's ‘set an artist to catch an artist.' But Miss S. is new to air travel – surely the names Geneva and ‘Genova' must be the same place? Bamboozling both the crooks and the police who vainly try to keep tabs on her, innocently humming the fraudsters' musical password, she trips gaily along the dangerous trail. Serene amidst every kind of skullduggery, this eccentric English spinster steps in where Scotland Yard stumbles, armed with nothing more than her sketchpad and umbrella!

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • Picture Miss Seeton

    • A Miss Seeton Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Heron Carvic
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    When Miss Seeton walks out after a performance of Carmen and witnesses a real-life stabbing, all she can recall is a shadowy figure. But how could she have guessed that her latest artistic endeavor is a picture-perfect portrait of the killer? Her sketch puts her in a perilous position, for back at her recently inherited cottage in Plummergen village, she's fated to be a sitting duck...for murder most foul!

    Non-member price: $28.94

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