Audiobook Releases

Today is the day for audiobooks with three new releases from United Voices narrators. If you are on the look out for your next listen, keep reading to find out a bit more about the new releases.


Long Island by  Colm Tóibín – Jessie Buckley

Irish novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, journalist, critic and poet, Colm Tóibín’s book Long Island, is arguably his masterpiece. Asking whether it is possible to truly return to the past and renew the love one thought was gone forever.

 The story follows Eilis Fiorello, a Long Island resident, as her life is changed forever when a man with an Irish accent knocks on her door. After twenty years with Tony, and two kids later, Eilis thought she had created the life she always wanted but when this stranger at her door reveals something, Eilis begins to question it all. In light of this revelation, Eilis will turn towards Ireland once again. Back to her mother. Back to the town and the people she had chosen to leave behind. Did she make the wrong choice marrying Tony all those years ago? Is it too late now to take a different path?


Sharp Scratch by Martine Bailey  – Cora Kirk

Martine Bailey studied English Literature while playing in bands on the Manchester music scene. She qualified in psychometric testing and over her career, assessed staff for Ashworth top security psychiatric hospital and dealt with cases of sexual abuse and violence. Much of this is explored in the themes of her books, having written historical crime fiction. Her book Sharp Scratch, is set in Salford, 1983 following Lorraine Quick, a single mum, a member of a band going nowhere fast and Personnel Officer at Salford's grim Memorial Hospital. When a new General Manager position is introduced, Lorraine will be pivotal in selecting the successful candidate, thanks to her recent training in psychometric testing.

However, the deliberate substitution of a flu vaccine for a lethal dose of anesthetic reveals a killer is at work at the hospital. Lorraine's suspicions turn towards the top brass vying for the new role - could the personality tests lead her to the killer?

Sharp Scratch takes listeners behind the scenes of a sprawling northern hospital, to the places the public does not see and would not want to, where clashes between politics and personalities can be fatal.


Six candidates. One job. A killer prepared to murder their way to the top.


The Salmon of Doubt by Douglas Adams  – Stephen Mangan

Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English author best known for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. His novel The Salmon of Doubt is his indispensable guide to life, the universe and everything. It includes short stories and eleven chapters of a Dirk Gently novel that Douglas Adams was working on at the time of his death.

This sublime collection dips into the wit and wisdom of the man behind The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, uncovering his unique comic musings on everything from his school-trousers to malt whisky and from the letter Y through to his own nose, via atheism, hangovers and fried eggs.