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As much as it pains us to say, it isn’t always entirely practical to read. Every day, there are a plethora of things which must be done without the presence of a book in our hands – showering, commuting, exercising and chopping veggies for dinner to name just a few. Thankfully, we always have a great audiobook on the go. Here are our picks for the month of February. If you have any recommendations of your own, we’d love to hear about them in the comments!
1 February – The Birthday Party by Veronica Henry (narrated by Penelope Rawlins)
Secrets, rivalry, glamour – it's time for the party of the year. Delilah has lived out her tempestuous marriage to hell-raiser Raf in the glare of the media spotlight. Now planning a milestone birthday, she has more on her mind than invitations. Raf, meanwhile, is battling temptations he's struggled to resist for the last ten years. Delilah's three daughters, too, are building careers of their own, only too aware that the press are waiting for them to slip up. It's the perfect recipe for a party like no other. Oh how we love Veronica Henry stories.
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1 February – Lost and Found by Brooke Davis (narrated by Nicolette McKenzie, Nigel Carrington and Helen Walsh)
Lost and Found is told from the perspective of three characters: a seven-year-old girl, an 82-year-old woman and an 87-year-old man, who have all lost someone. Millie has been abandoned by her mother and left under the Ginormous Women's underwear rack in a department store. Together with 82-year-old Agatha and 87-year-old Karl, she sets out to find her again. Along the way, they will discover that the young can be wise, that old age is not the same as death, and that breaking the rules once in a while might just be the key to a happy life.1 February – What Would Mary Berry Do? by Claire Sandy (narrated by Claire Sandy)
Marie Dunwoody has a lovely husband, three wonderful children, and a business of her own. But she cannot bake for toffee. Marie can't ignore the disappointed looks any more or continue to be shamed by practically perfect neighbour, Lucy Gray. She vows to follow – to the letter – recipes from the queen of baking and at all times ask, "What would Mary Berry do?"
1 February – Campari for Breakfast by Sara Crowe (narrated by Sara Crowe)
Life is full of terrible things. Ghosts of dead relatives, heartbreak…. burnt toast. In 1987, Sue Bowl's world changes for ever. Her mother dies, leaving her feeling like she's lost a vital part of herself. And then her father shacks up with an awful gold-digger called Ivana. But Sue's mother always told her to make the most of what she's got – and what she's got is a love of writing and some interesting relatives. So Sue moves to her Aunt Coral's crumbling ancestral home, Green Place, along with a growing bunch of oddballs and eccentrics. Not to mention the odd badger or two. There she fully intends to write a book, fall in love, and learn to live decadently.
12 February – Second Life by S J Watson (narrated by Imogen Church)
When Julia learns that her sister has been violently killed, she knows she must get to the bottom of things. Even if it means jeopardising her relationship with her husband and risking the safety of her son. Getting involved with a stranger online. Losing control. Perhaps losing everything. Set in Paris and London, Second Life is about the double lives people lead – and the dark places they can end up in – from the author of the thrilling Before I Go To Sleep.
12 February – The Doll’s House by M J Arlidge (narrated by Elizabeth Bower and Scott Joseph)
A woman wakes up and opens her eyes. And she knows immediately that she's not in the bed she went to sleep in. It's just the beginning of her nightmare. Across town, a child discovers a woman's body buried beneath the beach. Then another victim is found. Yet neither friends nor family had even reported either woman missing. How could their killer be getting away with murder? Detective Inspector Helen Grace is searching for a monster who's not just twisted, but also clever and careful. And as Helen struggles to understand the motivation behind the crimes, she begins to realise that time might be running out for someone still alive …
What audiobooks will you be listening to this month?