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#1 Globe and Mail Bestseller USA Today Bestseller A daring young woman will risk her life to find her destiny in this atmospheric, beautifully drawn historical debut novel—a tale of love, hope, and danger set during the First World War. Lady Elizabeth Neville-Ashford wants to travel the world, pursue a career, and marry for love. But in 1914, the stifling restrictions of aristocratic British society and her mother’s rigid expectations forbid Lilly from following her heart. When war breaks out, the spirited young woman seizes her chance for independence. Defying her parents, she moves to London and eventually becomes an ambulance driver in the newly formed Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps—an exciting and treacherous job that takes her close to the Western Front. Assigned to a field hospital in France, Lilly is reunited with Robert Fraser, her dear brother Edward’s best friend. The handsome Scottish surgeon has always encouraged Lilly’s dreams. She doesn’t care that Robbie grew up in poverty—she yearns for their friendly affection to become something more. Lily is the most beautiful—and forbidden—woman Robbie has ever known. Fearful for her life, he’s determined to keep her safe, even if it means breaking her heart. In a world divided by class, filled with uncertainty and death, can their hope for love survive. . . or will it become another casualty of this tragic war?Show more
‘A Mole Like No Other’ by Julia B. Grantham is a fresh, delightful story about a toy mole who is looking for love, friendship and his place in the world. The tale of Moley and his friends is set in a cosy English country house with a traditional garden. While it is especially popular amongst 5 - 10 year olds, children of all ages will love Moley’s adventure, subtle literary references and tongue-in-cheek humor. This charming new tale is brought to sparkling life by Alison Larkin, internationally acclaimed comedienne and the award-winning narrator of The Complete Novels of Jane Austen, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and The Secret Garden. Larkin has been hailed by The Times as 'marvelously light-footed and hugely entertaining' and she brings all those skills into play here. ‘I liked all the characters but my favourite one was Moley. Moley is cute, brave, friendly and always wants to help. I would like to have a friend like Moley!’ Leon, Age 8Show more
Who better to interpret the version of the Bible read in Shakespeare's day than four Shakespearean actors?! The familiar chronicles of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John sparkle with new light. Timely and important, the four acclaimed narrators boldly showcase the historic text making the powerful King James Version of the Gospels truly accessible to the modern ear. Read by award-winning narrator Alison Larkin, James Warwick (star of the Partners in Crime TV series on Masterpiece Theater), plus the critically-acclaimed Shakespearean duo Tina Packer and Nigel Gore called "Marvelous!" by The New York Times.Show more
Read by AudioFile Earphones award winning narrator Alison Larkin and the star of Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime t.v. series James Warwick, The Man in the Brown Suit - Anne comes to London looking for adventure, but adventure comes looking for her-and immediately finds her when she witnesses a mysterious death. The Mysterious Affair at Styles - When Emily Inglethorpe dies suspiciously after marrying a man 20 years her junior, her nephew, Captain Hastings, recruits his old friend Hercule Poirot to help in the investigation. The Secret Adversary - Tommy and Tuppence are a broke young couple that embark on a daring business scheme that plunges them into more danger than they ever imagined. The Murder on the Links - An urgent cry for help brings Belgian detective Hercule Poirot to France. But he arrives too late to save his client, whose brutally stabbed body now lies in a shallow grave on a golf course, leaving a mystery only the world's greatest detective can solve. "Larkin is an excellent choice to narrate this delightful classic...her reading is champagne bubbly and engaging throughout...a jaunty, jolly good listen." -Publishers Weekly "Warwick's characterization of Poirot is spot-on." -AudioFile Magazine "Warwick and Larkin are a delightful combination." -AudioFile Magazine "Warwick and Larkin are a delightful combination - get ready to listen and laugh" raves AudioFile Magazine about the duo's two-handeed narration of The Importance of Being Earnest.Show more
"Champagne bubbly and engaging throughout...a jaunty, jolly good listen" raves Publishers Weekly about Larkin's narration of The Secret Adversary. Now the award-winning narrator is back with another hugely popular Agatha Christie classic, The Man in the Brown Suit. Pretty, young Anne is present on the platform at Hyde Park Corner when a thin man, reeking of mothballs, loses his balance and is electrocuted on the rails.The Scotland Yard verdict is accidental death. But Anne is not satisfied. After all, who was the man in the brown suit?Show more
Rose Wallace's world revolves around all things Jane Austen, and with the annual festival in Bath-and the arrival of dishy archaeologist Dr. Aiden Trevellyan-just around the corner, all is well with the world.But then a mysterious woman who bears more than a passing resemblance to the great author moves in upstairs, and things take a disastrous turn. Rose's new neighbour is none other than Jane Austen herself, now trapped in the twenty-first century after her time-travel adventure was sabotaged by a mischievous dog.Rose's life is instantly changed-new home, new job, new friends-but she's the only one who seems to have noticed! To right the world around her, she'll have to do whatever it takes to help Jane get back home to write Rose's beloved novels. Because a world without Mr. Darcy? It's not worth living in!Show more
After becoming trapped in present-day Bath due to a mishap with her time-traveling charm, Jane Austen is safe and sound back in the 1800s thanks to Rose Wallace's help. Now, Rose is ready to focus on her fledgling romance with dreamy Dr. Aiden Trevellyan.But when Jane reappears in the present, it looks like Rose and Aiden have no choice but to follow her back to 1813...Staying in the Austen household, Rose and Aiden are introduced to a number of interesting figures from the past, including Jane's eccentric-and surprisingly modern-neighbour. Suddenly Rose's life is in need of a re-write as she discovers some unexpected ties to Jane Austen's world and her past.Show more
ÛÏNarrating the story of Jane Eyre showed me that the bravery it takes for an unwanted orphan to forge her own path in life was as great in 1847 as it is today.Û (Alison Larkin) The epic love story of the plain, unwanted orphan with an indomitable spirit who becomes a great romantic heroine despite all odds still resonates with millions of fans all over the world. In this brilliant, highly accessible recording, award-winning narrator Alison Larkin draws on her own adoption experience to bring Charlotte BronteÛªs story to authentic new life. After being subjected to cruelty in her foster home and at boarding school, Jane becomes a governess in the home of the mysterious, sarcastic and deadly attractive Mr. Rochester who harbors a terrible secretÛ_ Exclusively for Audible, this recording is followed by three poems by Charlotte Bronte. Alison Larkin is the best-selling author of The English American, an autobiographical novel about an adopted English woman who finds her birth parents in the US and the award-winning narrator of over 200 audiobooks including The Complete Novels by Jane Austen, other classic narrations include Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass; Fairytales of the Fiercer Sex by the Brothers Grimm, et al; The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett; Peter Pan & the Inconsiderate Waiter; and Agatha Christie's The Secret Adversary.Show more
The proud and arrogant Duke of Everingham is determined to secure a marriage of convenience with heiress, Lady Georgiana Rutherford. He's the biggest prize on the London marriage mart, pursued by young unmarried ladies and their match-making mamas, as well as married women with a wandering eye. He can have any woman he wants. Or so he thinks . . . Lady Georgiana Rutherford-irreverent and unconventional-has no plans to marry. Having grown up poor, Lady George has no intention of giving up her fortune to become dependent on the dubious and unreliable goodwill of a man. Especially a man as insufferable as the Duke of Everingham, whose kisses stirs unwelcome and unsettling emotions . . . The more she defies him, the more the duke wants her, until an argument at a ball spirals into a passionate embrace. Caught in a compromising position, the duke announces their betrothal. George is furious and when gossip claims she deliberately entrapped the duke-when she was the one who was trapped-she marches down the aisle in a scarlet wedding dress. But the unlikely bride and groom may have found love in the most improbable of places-a marriage of convenience. Contains mature themes.Show more
The award-winning narrator of Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass brings the beloved classic The Secret Garden to sparkling new life in this delightful, highly accessible production. When her parents die from cholera in India, orphan Mary Lennox is sent to live with her uncle in a cold, dark mansion in England. Then she discovers a secret garden that has been locked since her Aunt died ten years earlier... Frances Hodgson Burnett was a British born American playwright and author best known for her children's stories Little Lord Fauntleroy, The Little Princess and The Secret Garden. Alison Larkin is the award-winning narrator of over 200 audiobooks including The Complete Novels by Jane Austen and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. www.alisonlarkin presents.com.Show more
Peter Pan by J M Barrie, The Princess and the Goblin by George Macdonald, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Caroll, and The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson. Over 20 hours of Great Classic Children's stories are brought to sparkling new life as read by the "hugely entertaining" award-winning audiobook narrator Alison Larkin. Peter Pan won Larkin an Earphones award for excellence and starts the collection. "The well-known characters in the much-loved story of Peter Pan are enlivened with humor and excitement in this gem" raves AudioFile Magazine The Princess and The Goblin, the very first fantasy novel that famously influenced Lewis Caroll, C S Lewis and JRR Tolkein tells the story of eight-year-old Princess Irene who lives in a remote region with no one but her nursemaid for company. Meanwhile deep in the heart of the earth beneath her lurk grotesque and hideous creatures plotting vengeance against human kind... Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, as narrated by Alison Larkin have become international bestselling audiobooks and have received rave reviews worldwide. "This narration is simply brilliant," Michael Gates Gill. The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson continues to enchant children of all ages to this day.Show more
Following her recent adaptation of Great Expectations, bestselling novelist and award-winning audiobook narrator Alison Larkin changes the gender of Scrooge in this exciting new recording of A Christmas Carol. It's the same beloved Christmas story - only one thing has changed. In this version, Scrooge is a woman. Everything else, though, is pure Dickens. So, the characters around Scrooge behave as if it were quite normal for a woman to learn to read and write, fall in love with and reject a woman and have the kind of career only men could dream of in 1843. It's an irresistible question. If gender had been simply irrelevant in the 19th century where would we all be now?Show more
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