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The Paying Guests

Sarah Waters

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The New York Times bestselling novel that has been called "a tour de force" (Wall Street Journal), "unputdownable" (The Washington Post), "a delicious hothouse of a novel" (USA Today), "effortless" (The Economist), "seductive" (Vanity Fair) and "pitch perfect" (Salon) "Superb, bewitching…Forget about Fifty Shades of Grey; this novel is one of the most sensual you will ever read, and all without sacrificing either good taste or a "G" rating" - NPR "One of the year's most engrossing and suspenseful novels…a love affair, a shocking murder, and a flawless ending … Will keep you sleepless for three nights straight and leave you grasping for another book that can sustain that high." - Entertainment Weekly (A rating) "Volcanically sexy, sizzingly smart, plenty bloody and just plain irresistible." -USA Today (4 stars) It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned; the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa-a large, silent house now bereft of brothers, husband, and even servants-life is about to be transformed as impoverished widow Mrs. Wray and her spinster daughter, Frances, are obliged to take in lodgers. With the arrival of Lilian and Leonard Barber, a modern young couple of the "clerk class," the routines of the house will be shaken up in unexpected ways. Little do the Wrays know just how profoundly their new tenants will alter the course of Frances's life-or, as passions mount and frustration gathers, how far-reaching, and how devastating, the disturbances will be. Short-listed for the Man Booker Prize three times, Sarah Waters has earned a reputation as one of our greatest writers of historical fiction, and here she has delivered again. A love story, a tension-filled crime story, and a beautifully atmospheric portrait of a fascinating time and place, The Paying Guests is Sarah Waters's finest achievement yet.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Juliet Stevenson

Length:

21h 31m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:59


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:56


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:46


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:53


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:28


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:11


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:53


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:51


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:40


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:12


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:40


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:01


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:32


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:33


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:15


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:00


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:31


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:18


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:52


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:07


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:40


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:33


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:02


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:07


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:32


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:27


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:42


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:22


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:13


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:07


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:18


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:53


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:51


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:35


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:09


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:41


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

09:08


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:02


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:39


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:32


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:53


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:05


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:04


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

09:35


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:42


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

09:05


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

09:30


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

09:16


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:59


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

01:19


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:49


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:43


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:21


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

09:47


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:02


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

09:45


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:35


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:27


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:38


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:52


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:53


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:39


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:10


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:58


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:38


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:51


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:01


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:06


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:11


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:09


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:06


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

09:46


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:59


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

09:31


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:23


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:25


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:12


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:14


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:16


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:28


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

09:13


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

09:12


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

08:20


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

08:52


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

09:23


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

09:32


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

08:04


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

09:36


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

08:58


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:57


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:19


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

09:47


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

02:22


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

08:58


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

09:20


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

09:58


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

09:41


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:08


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

08:14


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

07:27


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:45


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

08:51


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:03


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:54


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

06:09


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:07


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

09:41


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

07:44


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

08:29


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

08:25


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

07:15


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:26


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:57


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:50


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

09:14


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

08:27


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

08:02


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

09:51


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

09:54


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

06:23


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

08:08


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

08:28


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

09:31


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

09:55


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

09:37


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

07:37


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

04:52


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

09:50


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

08:54


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

04:12


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

09:55


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

09:25


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

09:19


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

08:58


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

07:03


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

04:02


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

09:36


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

06:38


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

08:06


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

04:08


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

01:34


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

09:24


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

09:13


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

07:46


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

01:09


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

08:16


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

09:09


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

09:06


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

07:40


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

06:15


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

09:30


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

09:42


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

06:07


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

06:40


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

08:32


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

09:30


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

09:33


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

09:54


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

00:26