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    • The Hollow Hills

    • Arthurian Saga, Book 2
    • Written by: Mary Stewart
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Born on Christmas Eve, Arthur Pendragon is the illegitimate son of the married duchess Ygraine and Uther Pendragon, brother of a great king: a union Merlin arranged. But Arthur's birth is not welcomed by everyone: his father demands he be hidden until a legitimate son can be born, and Merlin is forced to give the babe to his own childhood nurse for safekeeping and go into hiding.... 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Book

    • By Michael Zeuner on 2019-07-18

    Price: CDN$ 30.06

    • Airs Above the Ground

    • Written by: Mary Stewart
    • Narrated by: Antonia Whillans
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Vanessa March's husband, Lewis, is meant to be on a business trip in Stockholm - so why does he briefly appear in newsreel footage of a fire at a circus in Vienna, with his arm around another woman? Vanessa flies to Austria to find her husband, inadvertently becoming involved in a mystery that spans three countries...and the famous dancing stallions of the Spanish Riding School. The moonlight flooded the meadow, blanching all colours to its own ghostly silver. The pines were very black.

    Price: CDN$ 30.06

    • The Crystal Cave

    • Arthurian Saga, Book 1
    • Written by: Mary Stewart
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 10

    This is what happened. I saw it, and it is a true tale. So begins the story of Merlin, born the illegitimate son of a Welsh princess in fifth-century Britain, a world ravaged by war. Small and neglected, with his mother unwilling to reveal his father's identity, Merlin must disguise his intelligence - and hide his occasional ability to know things before they happen - in order to keep himself safe.   

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Reading A Saga

    • By Janet E Dentinger on 2019-02-20

    Price: CDN$ 30.06

    • The Last Enchantment

    • Arthurian Saga, Book 3
    • Written by: Mary Stewart
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 18 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    By land and water shall it go home, and lie hidden in the floating stone until by fire it shall be raised again. Arthur has raised the sword and claimed his birthright as High King of Briton, determined to unite the many tiny kingdoms that make up his country. Now he sits upon his throne at Camelot with Merlin by his side, his most trusted adviser. But Merlin is growing old, and his sight is dimming. He knows that Mordred, child of Arthur's unknowing union with his half-sister Morgause, will be Arthur's downfall.

    Price: CDN$ 30.06

    • Wildfire at Midnight

    • Written by: Mary Stewart
    • Narrated by: Lucy Paterson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    The pioneer of romantic suspense, Mary Stewart leads her listeners on an unforgettable ride across the Isle of Skye in this tale perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Barbara Pym. Following a heartbreaking divorce, Gianetta retreats to the Isle of Skye hoping to find tranquillity in the island's savage beauty. But shortly before her arrival a girl's body is found on the craggy slopes of the looming Blue Mountain, and with the murderer still on the loose, there's nothing to stop him from setting his sights on Gianetta next....

    Price: CDN$ 27.32

    • Nine Coaches Waiting

    • Written by: Mary Stewart
    • Narrated by: Ellie Heydon
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Linda Martin understands what is to be lonely: her parents died when she was young, and she was raised in an orphanage. When she is hired as a governess to the orphaned young Philippe, Comte de Valmy, Linda finds a kindred spirit in the lonely little boy. But Philippe is the heir to a vast estate in Savoy, and his dangerously handsome uncle may be willing to kill to ensure that Philippe never inherits it.

    Price: CDN$ 27.32

    • This Rough Magic

    • Written by: Mary Stewart
    • Narrated by: Helen Johns
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The pioneer of romantic suspense, Mary Stewart leads her listeners on a thrilling journey to a Mediterranean island paradise in this tale of mystery, murder and intrigue, perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Barbara Pym. Lucy Waring, a young, out-of-work actress from London, leaps at the chance to visit her sister for a summer on the island paradise of Corfu, and what's more, a famous but reclusive actor is staying in a villa nearby. But Lucy's hopes for rest and romance are shattered when a body washes up on the beach and she finds herself swept up in a chilling chain of events.

    Price: CDN$ 34.16

    • Madam, Will You Talk?

    • Written by: Mary Stewart
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It sounds idyllic: a leisurely drive through the sun-drenched landscape of Provence. But Charity's dream holiday turns into a nightmare when she becomes embroiled in a sinister plot to kidnap a young boy. She soon finds herself in a deadly pursuit and must uncover whom to trust...and whom to fall for.

    Price: CDN$ 27.32

    • The Moon-Spinners

    • Written by: Mary Stewart
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    While on a walking holiday through the beautiful, deserted hills of Crete, Nicola Ferris stumbles across a critically injured Englishman, guarded by a fierce Greek. Nicola cannot abandon them and so sets off on a perilous search for their lost companion - all the while being pursued by someone who wants to make sure none of them leave the island....  

    Price: CDN$ 30.06

    • The Wicked Day

    • Arthurian Saga, Book 4
    • Written by: Mary Stewart
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Mordred is the son of King Arthur, bastard child of his union with his half sister Morgause. Prophesied by Merlin to kill Arthur, Mordred is stolen away from his mother and raised in secrecy by a kind couple on an isolated Orkney island in the hopes that he will defy his fate. Mordred, known to history as a traitor and a murderer, is no villain but a quick-witted young man, with hopes and dreams of his own. But try as he might, Mordred cannot escape Merlin's prophecy.  

    Price: CDN$ 30.06

    • The Prince and the Pilgrim

    • Arthurian Saga, Book 5
    • Written by: Mary Stewart
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Alexander the Fatherless: nephew of the villainous King March of Cornwall, who murdered his father. Burning with vengeance, Alexander sets out on a journey to Camelot to seek justice from King Arthur. His path will lead him to the Dark Tower, where the sorceress Morgan le Fay lies in wait. Morgan seduces Alexander and sends him on a quest to Jerusalem to recover the Holy Grail - which she believes will help her take the throne.

    Price: CDN$ 27.32

    • The Wind off the Small Isles

    • Written by: Mary Stewart
    • Narrated by: Susie Riddell
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Beloved author Mary Stewart's long-lost novella, now available again for the first time in 40 years. In 1879 a wealthy young woman elopes with an impoverished fisherman, leaving her family, who live on the volcanic island of Lanzarote, distraught. In 1968, 23-year-old Perdita West, secretary to the famous author Cora Gresham, visits Lanzarote, the strangest and wildest of the Canary Isles, on a research trip. They meet Cora's estranged son, Mike, and fall in love with the unusual, beautiful little island.

    Price: CDN$ 14.31

    • The Lost One

    • Written by: Mary Stewart
    • Narrated by: Antonia Whillans
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The recently rediscovered short story 'The Lost One', perfect for fans of Daphne du Maurier, Santa Montefiore and Anya Seton. First published in Woman's Journal in 1960, and set against the backdrop of unfenced country and dark winding valleys at night, the aptly named 'The Lost One' features The Wind off the Small Isles heroine Perdita West, who brings her characteristic pluck and courage to this classic Mary Stewart tale of suspense and intrigue....

    Price: CDN$ 10.92

    • Touch Not the Cat

    • Written by: Mary Stewart
    • Narrated by: Zoe Mills
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ashley Court: the tumbledown ancestral home of the Ashley family, all blessed with 'the gift' of being able to speak to each other without words. When Bryony Ashley's father dies under mysterious circumstances, his final words a cryptic warning to her, Bryony returns from abroad to uncover Ashley Court's secrets. What did her father's message mean? What lies at the centre of the overgrown maze in the gardens? And who is trying to prevent Bryony from discovering the truth?

    Price: CDN$ 27.32

    • The Gabriel Hounds

    • Written by: Mary Stewart
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Legend has it that when the Gabriel Hounds run howling over the crumbling palace of Dar Ibrahim, high in the Adonis Valley of Lebanon, death will follow on their heels. When rich, spoilt Christie Mansel arrives at the decaying palace to look after her eccentric Aunt Harriet, she arrives to the sound of howling dogs. The palace is riddled with hidden passages and the servants are unwilling to let anyone see Harriet during the day. It seems the palace hides an extraordinary secret...one that somebody is willing to kill to keep.

    Price: CDN$ 30.06

    • Thornyhold

    • Written by: Mary Stewart
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    The rambling house called Thornyhold is like something out of a fairy tale. Left to Gilly Ramsey by the cousin whose occasional visits brightened her childhood, the cottage, set deep in a wild wood, has come just in time to save her from a bleak future. With its reputation for magic and its resident black cat, Thornyhold offers Gilly more than just a new home. It offers her a chance to start over. 

    Price: CDN$ 27.32

    • Rose Cottage

    • Written by: Mary Stewart
    • Narrated by: Samantha Eggar
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
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    In the summer of 1947, Kate Herrick, widowed by the war, returns to Rose Cottage, her childhood home. A tiny thatched dwelling nestled in an idyllic country setting, Rose Cottage at first appears the picture of tranquility. But Kate soon discovers that someone has broken in; the papers that are the object of her have disappeared, and the village seethes with gossip. How harmless are her elderly neighbors, who are suspected of witchcraft?

    Price: CDN$ 16.94

    • The Crystal Cave

    • The Arthurian Saga, Book 1
    • Written by: Mary Stewart
    • Narrated by: Nicol Williamson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Was Merlin an otherworldly being or just an ordinary mortal with extraordinary powers? Over the centuries there have been many stories about Camelot, but the mystery of the magician who nurtured, trained, and advised King Arthur has remained unexplored. Some have called Merlin a sinister, all-powerful Prince of Darkness. Others have described him as a merely a man, heir to the secrets of the Crystal Cave, possessed of rare and remarkable gifts.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged

    • By Kym Oldham on 2018-05-21

    Price: CDN$ 10.98

    • The Hollow Hills

    • The Arthurian Saga, Book 2
    • Written by: Mary Stewart
    • Narrated by: Nicol Williamson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      1.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      2 out of 5 stars 2
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      1.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Merlin the Enchanter, prophet and visionary, adviser to kings: Here is the story of how he rears Arthur, the future Christmas King, in remote secrecy, safe from the warring kings and Saxons who plot against his father, King Uther. Told in the voice of Merlin himself, this tale bristles with all the suspense and intrigue of fifth-century Britain.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged

    • By Kym Oldham on 2018-05-21

    Price: CDN$ 13.84

    • Thornyhold

    • Written by: Mary Stewart
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Gilly Ramsey's lonely childhood was brightened only by visits to her godmother until her death, when the then grown-up Gilly inherited the family cottage, Thornyhold. With its magical and peaceful strength and its sovereign defenses against evil, Thornyhold strikes an end to Gilly's loneliness, despite its revealing her family's history of witchcraft.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Poor audio quality

    • By Marcelle on 2018-10-03

    Price: CDN$ 15.04

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