Audiobooks by Muriel Spark

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The Girls of Slender Means Audiobook

The Girls of Slender Means

Author: Muriel Spark Narrator: Wanda McCaddon Release Date: September 2008

Thus begins Muriel Spark's tragic and rapier-witted portrait of a London ladies' hostel just emerging from the shadow of World War II. Like the May of Teck Club building itself-"three times window shattered since 1940 but never directly hit"-its lady inhabitants do their best to act as if the world were back to normal, practicing elocution and jostling over suitors and a single Schiaparelli gown. But the novel's harrowing ending reveals that the girls' giddy literary and amorous peregrinations are hiding some tragically painful war wounds. "One of this century's finest creators of comic-metaphysical entertainment."-New York Times

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Classic Detective Stories Audiobook

Classic Detective Stories

Author: Colin Dexter, Edgar Wallace, Muriel Spark, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Edward Hardwicke Release Date: February 2005

This collection features some of the greatest fictional detectives ever, including: Sherlock Holmes, Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond, Father Brown, Morris Klaw, and Inspector Morse, amongst others. Reader Edward Hardwicke, who played Watson to Jeremy Brett's Holmes in the early 1990s, makes an ideal reader for the genre. The unabridged stories here are: "The Green Mamba" by Edgar Wallace "The Poetical Policeman" by Edgar Wallace "The Dying Detective" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle "The Burglar" by Colin Dexter "The Man in the Passage" by G.K. Chesterton "The Assassins' Club" by C. Day Lewis writing as Nicholas Blake "The Case of the Tragedles of the Greek Room" by Sax Rohmer "Chimes" by Muriel Spark

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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Audiobook

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Author: Muriel Spark Narrator: Miriam Margolyes Release Date: January 2012

Famous novel made into a cult film, and one of only 25 books chosen for the first ever World BookNight in 2011. A liberated young schoolteacher at an Edinburgh girls' school during the 1930's instructs her girls on the ways of life. Ignoring the more mundane subjects, she teaches them of love, politics and art, with some shocking consequences.

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A Far Cry from Kensington Audiobook

A Far Cry from Kensington

Author: Muriel Spark Narrator: Pamela Garelick Release Date: May 2011

Set on the crazier fringes of 1950s literary London, A Far Cry from Kensington is a delight, hilariously portraying love, fraud, death, evil, and transformation. Mrs. Hawkins, the majestic narrator of A Far Cry from Kensington, takes us well in hand and leads us back to her threadbare years in postwar London. There, as a fat and much admired young war widow, she spent her days working for a mad, near-bankrupt publisher ('of very good books') and her nights dispensing advice at her small South Kensington rooming house. At work and at home Mrs. Hawkins soon uncovered evil: shady literary doings and a deadly enemy; anonymous letters, blackmail, and suicide. With aplomb, however, Mrs. Hawkins confidently set about putting things to order, little imagining the mayhem that would ensue. Now decades older, thin, successful, and delighted with life in Italy'quite a far cry from Kensington'Mrs. Hawkins looks back to all those dark doings and recounts how her own life changed forever. She still, however, loves to give advice: 'It's easy to get thin. You eat and drink the same as always, only half'I offer this advice without fee; it is included in the price of this book.' A Far Cry from Kensington has been hailed as 'outstanding' (Observer), 'wickedly and adroitly executed' (New York Times), and 'a comedy that holds a tragedy as an eggcup holds an egg' (Philadelphia Inquirer). 'Wickedly and adroitly executed.''New York Times

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The Bachelors Audiobook

The Bachelors

Author: Muriel Spark Narrator: Nadia May Release Date: October 2008

A barrister, a "priest," a detective, a lovelorn Irishman, a handwriting expert, a heinous spiritual medium...the very British bachelors of Muriel Spark's supreme 1960 novel come in every stripe. First found contentedly chatting in their London clubs and shopping at Fortnum's, the cozy bachelors are not set to stay cozy for long. Soon enough, the men are variously tormented-defrauded, stolen from, blackmailed, or pressed to attend horrid séances-and then plunged, all together, into the nastiest of lawsuits. At the center of that suit hovers pale, blank Patrick Seton, the medium. Meanwhile, horrors of every size plague the poor bachelors-from epileptic fits to forgeries, spiritualists foaming with protoplasm, and murder-and each horror delights, lit up by Spark's uncanny wit, at once malicious, funny, and deadly serious.

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The Complete Short Stories Audiobook

The Complete Short Stories

Author: Muriel Spark Narrator: Emilia Fox, Juliet Stevenson, Richard E. Grant Release Date: January 2012

The Complete Short Stories is a collection to be loved and cherished, from one of the finest short-story writers of the twentieth century. All stories performed unabridged by three star readers: Juliet Stevenson, Richard E. Grant and Emilia Fox.

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The Ballad of Peckham Rye Audiobook

The Ballad of Peckham Rye

Author: Muriel Spark Narrator: Nadia May Release Date: September 2009

The Ballad of Peckham Rye is the wickedly farcical fable of a blue-collar town turned upside down. When the firm of Meadows, Meade & Grindley hires Dougal Douglas (a.k.a. Douglas Dougal) to do "human research" into the private lives of its workforce, they are in no way prepared for the mayhem, mutiny, and murder he will stir up. In fact, this Music Man of the thoroughly modern corporation changes the lives of all the eccentric characters he meets, from Miss Merle Coverdale, head of the typing pool, to V.R. Druce, unsuspecting Managing Director. This is Dame Muriel Spark at her most devilishly piquant. "We are never out of touch, in a Spark novel, with the happiness of creation; the sudden willful largesse of magic and wit, the cunning tautness of suspense."-John Updike, The New Yorker

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The Finishing School Audiobook

The Finishing School

Author: Muriel Spark Narrator: Nadia May Release Date: January 2006

College Sunrise is a vaguely disreputable finishing school in Switzerland. Rowland Mahler and his wife, Nina, run the school as a way to support themselves while he writes, somewhat falteringly, a novel. Enter seventeen-year-old Chris Wiley, a literary prodigy whose novel-in-progress already has publishers interested. The result is a mix of keen envy and a game of cat and mouse not free of sexual jealousy and attraction. Here Muriel Spark displays her keen instinct for hypocrisy, self-delusion, and moral ambiguity.

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The Mandelbaum Gate Audiobook

The Mandelbaum Gate

Author: Muriel Spark Narrator: Frederick Davidson Release Date: August 2009

The Mandelbaum Gate divides the conflict-torn realm of Jerusalem, separating Israel from Jordan. Barbara Vaughn, a stubborn young English woman and half-Jewish Catholic convert, insists upon crossing the divide in order to rendezvous with her fiancé, in spite of the very real danger. Her quest sets off a series of bizarre situations and adventures, set against the backdrop of the Eichmann trial of 1961. Muriel Spark has created a many-faceted novel, both comic and serious, enriched by a wealth of information. "[Davidson] achieve[s] successful transitions through deliberate pauses and changes of voice. Thus, we're able to follow the many tangents the author uses to enrich the story and our listening pleasure."-AudioFile

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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Audiobook

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Author: Muriel Spark Narrator: Nadia May Release Date: January 2006

This classic is the darkly intriguing story of an eccentric Scottish teacher and the intense relationship she develops with her students. While her outspoken praise for art, passion, and daring inspire an almost cult-like reverence in her young protégées, her politics and frank sensuality lead ultimately to her downfall.

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Loitering With Intent Audiobook

Loitering With Intent

Author: Muriel Spark Narrator: Nadia May Release Date: June 2005

Loitering about London in 1949, with intent to gather material for her writing, Fleur finds a job as secretary to the odd Autobiographical Association. But when its pompous director, Sir Quentin, steals the manuscript of Fleur's new novel, life begins to imitate art, including murder.

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Memento Mori Audiobook

Memento Mori

Author: Muriel Spark Narrator: Nadia May Release Date: June 2005

Elderly Lettie Colston receives an anonymous phone call reminding her that she must die. Soon ten of Lettie's friends also get the call. A bizarre investigation reveals a network of deception that binds together the group of aging eccentrics.

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