• Absent In The Spring Audio Book
    Absent In The Spring Audio Book
    A striking novel of truth and soul-searching. Returning from a visit to her daughter in Iraq, Joan Scudamore finds herself unexpectedly alone and stranded in an isolated rest house by flooding of the railway tracks.Looking back over the years, Joan painfully re-examines her attitudes, relationships and actions and becomes increasingly uneasy about the person who is revealed to her...Famous for her ingenious crime books and plays, Agatha Christie also wrote about crimes of the heart, six bittersweet and very personal novels, as compelling and memorable as the best of her work.

    ISBN: 9780007399079
    Publication date: 05/01/2012
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Westmacott, Mary
    Format: Compact Disc
    Price: $19.99
  • Book of Air and Shadows Audio Book
    Book of Air and Shadows Audio Book
    A clever, pacey thriller set around the search for a lost Shakespearean play. Tap-tapping the keys and out come the words on this little screen, and who will read them I hardly know. I could be dead by the time anyone actually gets to read them, as dead as, say, Tolstoy. Or Shakespeare. Does it matter, when you read, if the person who wrote still lives? These are the words of Jake Mishkin, whose seemingly innocent job as an intellectual property lawyer has put him at the centre of a deadly conspiracy and hunt to find a priceless treasure connected to William Shakespeare. As he awaits a killer-or killers-unknown, Jake writes an account of the events that led to this deadly endgame, a frantic chase that began when a fire in an antiquarian bookstore revealed the hiding place of letters containing a shocking secret, concealed for four hundred years. In a frantic race from New York to England and Switzerland, Jake finds himself matching wits with a shadowy figure who seems to anticipate his every move.
    What at first seems like a thrilling puzzle waiting to be deciphered soon turns into a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse, where no one -- not family, not friends, not lovers -- is to be trusted. Moving between twenty-first-century America and seventeenth-century England, 'The Book of Air and Shadows'is a modern thriller that brilliantly re-creates William Shakespeare's life at the turn of the seventeenth century and combines an ingenious and intricately layered plot with a devastating portrait of a contemporary man on the brink of self-discovery ...or self-destruction.

    ISBN: 9780007266678
    Publication date: 17/09/2007
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Gruber, Michael
    Format: Compact Disc
    Price: $19.99
  • Closed Casket Audio Book
    Closed Casket Audio Book
    Hercule Poirot returns in another brilliant murder mystery that can only be solved by the eponymous Belgian detective and his `little grey cells'.
    `What I intend to say to you will come as a shock . . .'
    Lady Athelinda Playford has planned a house party at her mansion in Clonakilty, County Cork, but it is no ordinary gathering. As guests arrive, Lady Playford summons her lawyer to make an urgent change to her will - one she intends to announce at dinner that night. She has decided to cut off her two children without a penny and leave her fortune to someone who has only weeks to live . . .
    Among Lady Playford's guests are two men she has never met - the famous Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, and Inspector Edward Catchpool of Scotland Yard. Neither knows why he has been invited . . . until Poirot starts to wonder if Lady Playford expects a murderer to strike. But why does she seem so determined to provoke, in the presence of a possible killer?
    When the crime is committed in spite of Poirot's best efforts to stop it, and the victim is not who he expected it to be, will he be able to find the culprit and solve the mystery?
    Following the phenomenal global success of The Monogram Murders, which was published to critical acclaim following a co-ordinated international launch in September 2014, international best-selling crime writer Sophie Hannah has been commissioned by Agatha Christie Limited to pen a second fully-authorised Poirot novel. The new book marks the centenary of the creation of Christie's world-famous detective Hercule Poirot, introduced in her first book The Mysterious Affair at Styles.

    ISBN: 9780008194772
    Publication date: 06/09/2016
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Hannah, Sophie
    Format: Compact Disc
    Price: $19.99
  • Death Comes as the End Audio Book
    Death Comes as the End Audio Book
    Agatha Christie's acclaimed novel of anger, jealousy, betrayal and murder in Ancient Egypt, is now available as unabridged audio. It is Egypt, 2000 BC, where death gives meaning to life. At the foot of a cliff lies the broken, twisted body of Nofret, concubine to a Ka-priest. Young, beautiful and venomous, most agree that she deserved to die like a snake.Yet Renisenb, the priest's daughter, believes that the woman's death was not fate, but murder. Increasingly, she becomes convinced that the source of evil lurks within her own father's household.As the wife of an eminent archaeologist, Agatha Christie took part in several expeditions to the Middle East. Drawing upon this experience and exhaustive research, she wrote this serial killer mystery laid in Egypt 4000 years ago.

    ISBN: 9780007211685
    Publication date: 21/08/2006
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Christie, Agatha
    Format: Compact Disc
    Price: $19.99
  • Dr No Audio Book
    Dr No Audio Book
    On 8CD's: M thinks he has an easy case for 007, just what he needs after a near-fatal brush with SMERSH. But on arriving in Jamaica to look for a missing agent and his secretary, Bond learns that the reclusive Dr Julius No could be connected with their disappearance. When Bond and the exotic Honeychile Rider are imprisoned on Dr No's private island, they realize that his plans could threaten international security.

    ISBN: 9781471309403
    Publication date: 06/09/2012
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Fleming, Ian
    Format: Compact Disc
    Price: $19.99
  • Finding Happiness Audio Book
    Finding Happiness Audio Book
    Why is 'being happy' such an imperative nowadays? What meaning do people give happiness? In this audiobook Abbot Christopher turns to monastic wisdom to offer answers, and to explain that in essence happiness is a gift not an achievement, the fruit of giving and receiving blessings. Everybody is searching for happiness but not everybody knows how to find it. In modern Britain, more and more people say that their life is too materialistic and superficial, which leads to a feeling of dissatisfaction. Our consumer culture encourages the belief that happiness comes with pleasure, but this book will challenge that belief and encourage alternative approaches to how we view happiness. Following the same accessible and engaging format of Finding Sanctuary, Abbot Christopher looks in turn at the demons that make us unhappy. As we face the causes of our unhappiness, we are blessed with an authentic joy that is the real meaning of happiness

    ISBN: 9780752888798
    Publication date: 04/10/2008
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Jamison, Fr. Christopher, OSB
    Format: Compact Disc
    Price: $19.99
  • Half of a Yellow Sun Audio Book
    Half of a Yellow Sun Audio Book
    Winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007, this is a heartbreaking, exquisitely written literary masterpiece. This highly anticipated novel from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is set in Nigeria during the 1960s, at the time of a vicious civil war in which a million people died and thousands were massacred in cold blood. The three main characters in the novel are swept up in the violence during these turbulent years. One is a young boy from a poor village who is employed at a university lecturer's house. The other is a young middle-class woman, Olanna, who has to confront the reality of the massacre of her relatives. And the third is a white man, a writer who lives in Nigeria for no clear reason, and who falls in love with Olanna's twin sister, a remote and enigmatic character. As these people's lives intersect, they have to question their own responses to the unfolding political events. This extraordinary novel is about Africa in a wider sense: about moral responsibility, about the end of colonialism, about ethnic allegiances, about class and race; and about the ways in which love can complicate all of these things.

    ISBN: 9780007259359
    Publication date: 16/04/2007
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
    Format: Compact Disc
    Price: $19.99
  • Marriage Plot Audio Book
    Marriage Plot Audio Book
    "There is no happiness in love, except at the end of an English novel." Anthony Trollope It's the early 1980s. In American colleges, the wised-up kids are inhaling Derrida and listening to Talking Heads. But Madeleine Hanna, dutiful English major, is writing her senior thesis on Jane Austen and George Eliot, purveyors of the marriage plot that lies at the heart of the greatest English novels. As Madeleine studies the age-old motivations of the human heart, real life, in the form of two very different guys, intervenes. Leonard Bankhead - charismatic loner and college Darwinist - suddenly turns up in a seminar, and soon Madeleine finds herself in a highly charged erotic and intellectual relationship with him. At the same time, her old friend Mitchell Grammaticus - who's been reading Christian mysticism and generally acting strange - resurfaces, obsessed with the idea that Madeleine is destined to be his mate.Over the next year, as the members of the triangle in this spellbinding novel graduate from college and enter the real world, events force them to reevaluate everything they have learned. Leonard and Madeleine move to a biology laboratory on Cape Cod, but can't escape the secret responsible for Leonard's seemingly inexhaustible energy and plunging moods. And Mitchell, traveling around the world to get Madeleine out of his mind, finds himself face-to-face with ultimate questions about the meaning of life, the existence of God, and the true nature of love.Are the great love stories of the nineteenth century dead? Or can there be a new story, written for today and alive to the realities of feminism, sexual freedom, prenups, and divorce? With devastating wit and an abiding understanding of and affection for his characters, Jeffrey Eugenides revives the motivating energies of the novel, while creating a story so contemporary and fresh that it reads like the intimate journal of our own lives.

    ISBN: 9780007443574
    Publication date: 11/10/2011
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Eugenides, Jeffrey
    Format: Compact Disc
    Price: $19.99
  • Millions
    Millions
    What would you do with a million in cash? Two brothers, Damian and Anthony, are unwittingly caught up in a train robbery during Britain's countdown to joining the Euro. Suddenly finding themselves with a vast amount of cash, the boys have just one glorious, appalling dilemma - how to spend it in the few days before it becomes worthless. Torn between the vices of buying a million pizzas and the virtues of ending world poverty, the boys soon discover that being rich is a mug's game. For not only is the clock ticking - the bungling bank-robbers are closing in too. Pizzas or World Peace, what would you choose?

    ISBN: 9781447296782
    Publication date: 01/02/2015
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Tompkinson, Stephen
    Format: Compact Disc
    Price: $32.99
  • More Bloody Horowitz Audio Book
    More Bloody Horowitz Audio Book
    The number one bestselling creator of Alex Rider gives a whole new look in this mischievous collection of macabre tales.

    Stories of ultimate revenge, from freshly sold human meat and uncontrollable robots, to life-sucking MP3 players and reality TV where death is the penalty - all told with dark humour and gruesome relish, and made even more fiendish by retro illustrations, chilling facts and a puckish message from the author. This is Anthony Horowitz at his most wicked.

    ISBN: 9781406334012
    Publication date: 04/10/2010
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Horowitz, Anthony
    Format: Compact Disc
    Price: $19.99
  • One Two Buckle My Shoe Audio Book
    One Two Buckle My Shoe Audio Book
    Shortly after Hercule Poirot's visit, a dentist lies murdered in his Harley Street practice...
    The dentist was found with a blackened hole below his right temple. A pistol lay on the floor near his outflung right hand. Later, one of his patients was found dead from a lethal dose of local anaesthetic. A clear case of murder and suicide. But why would a dentist commit a crime in the middle of a busy day of appointments?
    A shoe buckle holds the key to the mystery. Now - in the words of the rhyme - can Poirot pick up the sticks and lay them straight?

    ISBN: 9780007154791
    Publication date: 19/08/2002
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Christie, Agatha
    Format: Compact Disc
    Price: $19.99
  • Red Queen Audio Book
    Red Queen Audio Book
    The second book in Philippa's stunning new trilogy, The Cousins War, brings to life the story of Margaret Beaufort, a shadowy and mysterious character in the first book of the series - The White Queen - but who now takes centre stage in the bitter struggle of The War of the Roses. The Red Queentells the story of the child-bride of Edmund Tudor, who, although widowed in her early teens, uses her determination of character and wily plotting to infiltrate the house of York under the guise of loyal friend and servant, undermine the support for Richard III and ultimately ensure that her only son, Henry Tudor, triumphs as King of England. Through collaboration with the dowager Queen Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret agrees a betrothal between Henry and Elizabeth's daughter, thereby uniting the families and resolving the Cousins War once and for all by founding of the Tudor dynasty.

    ISBN: 9781847379382
    Publication date: 19/08/2010
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Gregory, Philippa
    Format: Compact Disc
    Price: $19.99
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