Before Sir Florian Eustace dies, he gives his beloved wife Lizzie a beautiful and expensive diamond necklace valued over £10,000. Dispute soon rages between the Eustace family and the manipulative and conniving Lizzie: it´s claimed that the diamonds are a precious family heirloom, but Lizzie argues they were a gift. Is she lying? As the family´s lawyer determines to reunite them with the jewels, Lizzie resorts to increasingly desperate measures, until one day the jewels are stolen. Who is responsible? The third novel in Trollope´s Palliser series, The Eustace Diamonds is a wonderfully absorbing blend of dark cynicism and humor. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Shaw-Parker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/001904/bk_naxo_001904_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the author of the best-selling Birdsong comes a powerful novel that melds the moral heft of Dickens and the scrupulous realism of Trollope with the satirical spirit of Tom Wolfe. London: the week before Christmas, 2007. Over seven days we follow the lives of seven major characters: a hedge fund manager trying to bring off the biggest trade of his career; a professional footballer recently arrived from Poland; a young lawyer with little work and too much time to speculate; a student who has been led astray by Islamist theory; a hack book reviewer; a schoolboy hooked on reality TV and genetically altered pot; and a Tube train driver whose Circle Line train joins these and countless other lives together in a daily loop. With daring skill and savage humor, A Week in December explores the complex patterns and crossings of modern urban life; as the novel moves to its gripping climax, its characters are forced, one by one, to confront the true nature of the world they - and we all - inhabit. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Vance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002233/bk_rand_002233_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.