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    • A Ladder to the Sky

    • A Novel
    • Written by: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Richard E. Grant, Richard Cordery, Nina Sosanya, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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    Maurice Swift is handsome, charming, and hungry for fame. The one thing he doesn’t have is talent - but he’s not about to let a detail like that stand in his way. After all, a would-be writer can find stories anywhere. They don’t need to be his own. Working as a waiter in a West Berlin hotel in 1988, Maurice engineers the perfect opportunity: a chance encounter with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann. He quickly ingratiates himself with the powerful - but desperately lonely - older man, teasing out of Erich a terrible, long-held secret about his activities during the war.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth Waiting For

    • By Anonymous on 2019-01-04

    Price: CDN$ 39.48

    • The Heart's Invisible Furies

    • Written by: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
    • Length: 21 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 59
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      5 out of 5 stars 58

    Cyril Avery is not a real Avery - or, at least, that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamorous and dangerous Julian Woodbead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Truly an EPIC.

    • By Heidi Chambers on 2019-02-13

    Price: CDN$ 48.93

    • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

    • Written by: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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    The story of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is very difficult to describe. Usually we give some information about the audiobook, but in this case we think that would spoil the listening. We think it's important that you start to listen without knowing what it is about.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Narration

    • By Remy on 2019-02-06

    Price: CDN$ 26.37

    • This House Is Haunted

    • Written by: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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    When she arrives at the hall, shaken by an unsettling disturbance that occurred during her travels, she is greeted by the two children now in her care, Isabella and Eustace. There is no adult present to represent her mysterious employer, and the children offer no explanation. Later that night in her room, another terrifying experience further reinforces the sense that something is very wrong. From the moment Eliza rises the following morning, her every step seems dogged by a malign presence that lives within Gaudlin's walls.

    Price: CDN$ 34.76

    • The House of Special Purpose

    • Written by: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Richard Teverson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Russia, 1915: At the age of 16, Georgy Jachmenev steps in front of an assassin's bullet intended for a senior member of the Russian Imperial Family and is instantly proclaimed a hero. Before the week is out, his life as the son of a peasant farmer is changed for ever when he is escorted to St Petersburg to take up his new position - as bodyguard to Alexei Romanov, the only son of Tsar Nicholas II.

    Price: CDN$ 30.38

    • The Boy at the Top of the Mountain

    • Written by: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Vladimir Levashev
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Pierrot becomes an orphan, he must leave his home in Paris for a new life with his aunt Beatrix, a servant in a wealthy household at the top of the German mountains. But this is no ordinary time, for it is 1935 and the Second World War is fast approaching; and this is no ordinary house, for this is the Berghof, the home of Adolf Hitler.

    Price: CDN$ 4.68

    • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

    • Written by: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Vladimir Levashev
    • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The story of "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" is very difficult to describe. Usually we give some information about the audiobook, but in this case, we think that would spoil the listening. We think it's important that you start to listen without knowing what it is about. If you do start to listen, you will go on a journey with a nine year-old boy named Bruno. (Though this isn't a story for nine-year-olds.) And sooner or later, you will arrive with Bruno at the fence.

    Price: CDN$ 4.68

    • Drengen i den stribede pyjamas

    • Written by: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Tobias Hertz
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Den niårige Bruno bor i Berlin under anden verdenskrig. Bruno ved ikke meget om krigen og lever i lykkelig uvidenhed, selvom hans far er højtrangerende soldat tæt på Hitler. En dag får familien en vigtig gæst, da "Fyren" kommer til middag. Brunos far bliver forfremmet, og hele familien må forlade Berlin og flyttet til en lejr, som Bruno kalder "Afsides". I "Afsides" er alting anderledes. Fra sit værelse kan Bruno se en indhegning med en masse mennesker, som alle går i ens stribede pyjamasser.

    Price: CDN$ 10.60

    • Der Junge auf dem Berg

    • Written by: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Boris Aljinovic
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Als Pierrot seine Eltern verliert, muss er Paris verlassen und ein neues Leben bei seiner Tante beginnen, die in einem wohlhabenden deutschen Haushalt dient. Aber dies ist keine gewöhnliche Zeit: Der zweite Weltkrieg steht vor der Tür. Und es ist kein gewöhnliches Haus: Es ist der Berghof - Adolf Hitlers Sommerresidenz. Fassungslos muss der Hörer miterleben, wie sich Pierrot zum skrupellosen Nazi wandelt, seinen besten Freund verleugnet und seine Tante verrät.

    Price: CDN$ 16.52

    • So fern wie nah

    • Written by: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Boris Aljinović
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
    • Abridged
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    Wieder öffnet uns John Boyne die Augen für die Absurdität des Krieges durch den rührendnaiven Blick eines Jungen. Als der Erste Weltkrieg an Alfies fünftem Geburtstag ausbricht, verspricht sein Vater, nicht in den Kampf zu ziehen - und bricht sein Wort am Tag darauf. Vier harte Jahre später ist Alfie davon überzeugt, dass er seinen Vater nie wiedersehen wird. Doch dann erfährt er zufällig, dass sein Vater in einer Klinik für traumatisierte Soldaten behandelt wird.

    Price: CDN$ 14.16

    • Der Schiffsjunge

    • Written by: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Florian Lukas
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Abridged
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    Meuterei auf der Bounty? Die Geschichte kennt man doch: Jähzorniger Kapitän quält tapfere Mannschaft, bis diese sich wehrt. Oder....

    Price: CDN$ 16.52

    • Der Junge mit dem Herz aus Holz

    • Written by: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Ulrich Matthes
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Eines Morgens läuft Noah Barleywater von zu Hause fort. Ein einsamer Waldweg führt ihn zu einem Spielzeugladen voller Zauber und Magie...

    Price: CDN$ 18.89

    • The Great War

    • Stories Inspired by Items from the First World War
    • Written by: David Almond, John Boyne, Tracy Chevalier, and others
    • Narrated by: Nico Evers-Swindell, JD Jackson, Gerard Doyle, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A toy soldier. A butter dish. A compass. Mundane objects, perhaps, but to the remarkable authors in this collection, artifacts such as these have inspired stories that go to the heart of the human experience of World War I. Each author was invited to choose an object that had a connection to the war - a writing kit for David Almond, a helmet for Michael Morpurgo - and use it as the inspiration for an original short story.

    Price: CDN$ 25.05

    • Der Junge im gestreiften Pyjama

    • Written by: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Ulrich Matthes
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Abridged
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    Berlin 1942: Als Bruno eines Tages nach Hause kommt, werden gerade alle seine Habseligkeiten in Kisten verpackt...

    Price: CDN$ 12.97

    • Noah Barleywater Runs Away

    • Written by: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Eight-year-old Noah's problems seem easier to deal with if he doesn't think about them. So he runs away, taking an untrodden path through the forest. Before long, he comes across a shop. But this is no ordinary shop: it's a toyshop, full of the most amazing toys, and brimming with the most wonderful magic. And here Noah meets a very unusual toymaker. The toymaker has a story to tell, and it's a story of adventure and wonder and broken promises. He takes Noah on a journey. A journey that will change his life.

    Price: CDN$ 27.79

    • De jongen in de gestreepte pyjama

    • Written by: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Jeroen Spitzenberger
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "De jongen in de gestreepte pyjama" begint in Berlijn in 1943. Als de negenjarige Bruno op een dag uit school komt, zijn al zijn spullen in kratten gepakt. Hun nieuwe huis staat naast een hek dat zich uitstrekt zover het oog reikt, een hek dat Bruno afschermt van de vreemde mensen die hij daarachter ziet bewegen. Op een van zijn ontdekkingstochten ontmoet Bruno een jongen wiens leven en ­omstandigheden zeer verschillen van die van hem. Toch sluiten de jongens vriendschap, maar het is een vriendschap die niet zonder gevolgen blijft.

    Price: CDN$ 17.26