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God of the Hive ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Jenny Sterlin

10 Discs

Maintaining tenuous contact only by means of coded messages and cryptic notes with her husband, Sherlock Holmes, and with Holmes’ young granddaughter in her safekeeping, Russell will have to call on instincts she didn’t know she had as the famous husband and wife sleuths are pursued by a killer immune from the sting of justice.

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The Children’s Book ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Rosalyn Landor
24 discs

When Olive Wellwood’s oldest son discovers a runaway named Philip sketching in the basement of the new Victoria and Albert Museum, the talented working-class boy is introduced into a completely new world.   Olive takes Philip home to meet her family and friends all of whom could be characters out of one of  her magical tales.  Yet this world conceals more treachery and darkness than Philip has ever imagined and that will soon be eclipsed by far greater forces.

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Life Class ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Russell Boulter
6 discs

In the spring of 1914, a group of young students gather in an art studio for a life-drawing class. Paul Tarrant and Elinor Brooke are two components of a love triangle, and at the outset of the war, they turn to each other. After volunteering for the Red Cross, Paul must confront the fact that life, love, and art will never be the same for him.

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The Vision of Emma Blau ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Kim Edwards-Fukei
5 discs

emmaIn 1905, Stefan Blau, recently emigrated from Burgdorf, has a vision of a girl dancing in a courtyard (foreshadowing identifies her as his eventual granddaughter, Emma) and resolves to give substance to his dream in a building that he will call the Wasserburg. Stefan’s passion for the Wasserburg is also a curse, manifested when both his first wife and his second die in childbirth. Determined not to risk another child, he returns to Burgdorf and marries Helene Montag (sister of Leo, the dwarf Trudi’s father in Stones). Helene tricks him and has a child of her own–and survives–but the sibling rivalry among Stefan’s offspring, combined with the personality defects they acquire when he reserves all his love for the Wasserburg, will threaten to destroy the family.

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Birds Without Wings ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Hugh Bonneville

abirdThe setting is a small village in southwestern Anatolia in the waning years of the Ottoman Empire. Everyone there speaks Turkish, though they write it in Greek letters. It’s a place that has room for a professional blasphemer; where a brokenhearted aga finds solace in the arms of a Circassian courtesan who isn’t Circassian at all; where a beautiful Christian girl named Philothei is engaged to a Muslim boy named Ibrahim. But all of this will change when Turkey enters the modern world. Epic in sweep, intoxicating in its sensual detail, Birds Without Wings is an enchantment

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