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    • The Christmas Hirelings

    • Written by: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
    • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
    • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sir John Penlyon is planning to spend Christmas at his estate with his niece and his friend Danby, the closest thing he has to family since disowning his daughter years ago. (She eloped with the parson, who was, of course, penniless.) Danby suggests that at Christmastime the estate needs the presence of small children, and offers to find some - the “hirelings” - despite Sir John’s skepticism. Three children duly arrive, and the youngest, precocious four year-old Moppet, quickly endears herself to Sir John. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful!

    • By Audrey Beattie on 2018-12-17

    Price: CDN$ 18.74

    • Lady Audley’s Secret

    • Written by: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
    • Narrated by: Beverley Crick
    • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
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    When beautiful young Lucy Graham accepts the hand of Sir Michael Audley, her fortune and her future look secure. But Lady Audley's past is shrouded in mystery, and Sir Michael's nephew, Robert, has vague forebodings. When Robert's good friend, George Talboys, suddenly disappears, he is determined to find him and to unearth the truth. His quest reveals a tangled story of lies and deception, crime and intrigue, whose sensational twists turn the conventional picture of Victorian womanhood on its head. Can Robert's darkest suspicions really be true?

    Price: CDN$ 41.67

    • Classic Women's Short Stories

    • Written by: George Eliot, Edith Wharton, Katherine Mansfield, and others
    • Narrated by: Emma Hignett, Bart Wolffe, Emma Topping, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
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    A sparkling collection of short stories by leading female authors including “Miss Brill” by Katharine Mansfield, “The Lifted Veil” by George Eliot and “A Venetian Night's Entertainment” by Edith Wharton.

    Price: CDN$ 13.65

    • Lady Audley's Secret

    • Written by: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
    • Narrated by: Kim Hicks
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Lady Audley is universally adored: Beautiful, kind and charming, she enamors all whom she meets. It is not until the strange disappearance of widower George Talboys that her behavior takes an odd turn. George's friend, Robert Audley, Lady Audley's nephew-in-law, is on the case; an upper-class layabout turned detective, he is determined to get to the bottom of things.

    Price: CDN$ 56.44

    • Lady Audley's Secret

    • Written by: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
    • Narrated by: Olivia Poulet
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the author of The Christmas Hirelings comes this Audible Exclusive production of Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s classic sensation novel Lady Audley’s Secret. English actress Olivia Poulet gives an assured and captivating narration; a cornerstone of the genre and a scandal at the time of its publication, Lady Audley’s Secret is an entertaining and shocking tale of high drama and shifting perceptions.

    Price: CDN$ 25.96

    • Lady Audley’s Secret

    • Written by: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
    • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
    • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This Victorian best seller, along with Braddon's other famous novel, Aurora Floyd, established her as the main rival of the master of the sensational novel, Wilkie Collins. A protest against the passive, insipid 19th-century heroine, Lady Audley was described by one critic of the time as "high-strung, full of passion, purpose, and movement." Her crime (the secret of the title) is shown to threaten the apparently respectable middle-class world of Victorian England.

    Price: CDN$ 33.01

    • Lady Audley's Secret

    • Written by: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Abridged
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    A fast-paced Victorian thriller that will delight audiences today as it did 100 years ago, Lady Audley's Secret has subterfuge, kidnapping, jealousy, and fraud, all thrown into the mix and shaken up for good measure.

    A mystery which keeps a listener guessing until the last moments, this production is a must-listen for anyone who enjoys playing detective.

    Price: CDN$ 15.02

    • The Christmas Hirelings

    • Written by: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Saunders
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A heartwarming festive tale of redemption and cheer, The Christmas Hirelings is the story of a lonely widower who reluctantly invites a group of children to his manor for Christmas. It showcases the benefits of opening your doors and hearts during the holiday season.  

    Price: CDN$ 15.02

    • Dracula's Daughters: Classic Tales of Vampire Women & Their Thirsts

    • Written by: Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Marion Brandon, Jean Marie Stine
    • Narrated by: Whitton A. Frank
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
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    Though they may all be siblings beneath the skin (and graveyard as well!), these vampiric sisters are as different as any eight women could be. One, "The Good Lady Ducayne", prefers to acquire her nourishment through more scientific means. Another doesn't even drink blood at all; her approach to draining the life from her victims is somewhat more direct (but we think you'll agree that "Luella Miller" deserves the appellation "vampire" every bit as much as any of the rest). 

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

    • Wyllard's Weird

    • Written by: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
    • Narrated by: Lynne Thompson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 8 mins
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    In the golden age of steam, the London train wends its way across the Tamar into the strange and mystic land that is Cornwall, having left most of its length at Plymouth. A weary doctor is gazing at the countryside when the train grinds to a halt and his professional attention is demanded. A young woman. An apparent suicide. Who was she? What brought her to Cornwall? What drove her to kill herself? Or did she?

    Price: CDN$ 17.53

    • The Cold Embrace

    • Written by: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1835-1915) was a British Victorian-era novelist famous for her sensationalist writing. "The Cold Embrace" is a ghost story about a pair of lovers who promise to be true to each other. The young man declares he will even return from beyond the grave to be with his lover, but she declares that only a suicide can do this, as they are denied entrance to heaven. Shortly after this, the young man travels away and after some time neglects to write anymore.

    Price: CDN$ 6.82

    • Halloween Short Stories

    • Written by: George MacDonald, Vincent O'Sullivan, Hume Nisbet, and others
    • Narrated by: Emma Topping, David Moore
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
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    Prepare to be spooked! Here are tales of vampires, werewolves, and things that go bump in the night!

    Price: CDN$ 9.55

    • Good Lady Ducayne

    • Written by: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
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    'Good Lady Ducayne' is a sensational tale of a young woman, Bella Rolleston, who secures a job as a paid companion to a very elderly and wealthy aristocratic lady who offers her a handsome salary, a winter travelling on the Italian Riviera and the Italian Lakes and very little to do. It all seems too good to be true. And when Bella learns that the old lady's previous two companions died under mysterious circumstances and she herself is becoming paler and sicker...it does seem as though something sinister is afoot.

    Price: CDN$ 8.19

    • Good Lady Ducayne

    • Classic Tales of Vampires
    • Written by: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
    • Narrated by: Anne Rosenfeld
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
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    Darkness falls. The undead rise to feast on the succulent blood of the living. For years vampires have fascinated great writers of the occult such as De Maupassant, Count Stenbock, E Nesbit and EF Benson. This is The Story Circle's collection of some of their spine-chilling tales told by award-winning actors.

    Price: CDN$ 5.25