The Flying Pickle Audiobook library is a special place. Every book here was entirely produced by the team at Flying Pickle Performing Arts.

We are particularly proud of our collaboration with mystery writer Wendy M. Wilson. Her absorbing stories, set in 19th Century New Zealand, are wonderfully evocative and engaging. We love working with Wendy to bring the worlds of Sergeant Frank and Mr. Hardy to life. 11 titles now and counting!

Below is Flying Pickle’s complete audiobook production library. This means you can find information about and listen to samples of all our productions. If you would like to talk to us about producing your writing or publishing you can get in touch using the button below.

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Death In The Marsh

Written by Wendy M. Wilson

Narrated by Sam Devereaux

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When Constable Foster catches a young, blond boy who runs with a gang of Maori boys, he discovers he speaks only Maori, even though he is clearly Scandinavian. Inspector Scully asks James Hardy to investigate.

Released 2022

Death In The Bush

Written By Wendy M. Wilson

Narrated by Sam Devereaux

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After a reclusive Maori on the run from the police leaps onto the back of his spring buggy, retired coachman James Hardy discovers he has stumbled onto a murder scene. The local hermit was hunched over a corpse, but did he do it?

Released 2021

Come To Grief

Written By Wendy M. Wilson

Narrated by Sam Devereaux

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Sergeant Frank Hardy and his wife Mette travel to the southernmost point of New Zealand to chase gold thieves and to retrieve a manuscript for Mette to translate. But they have chosen to travel on an ill-fated voyage.

Released 2021

Night Train To Napier

Written by Wendy M. Wilson

Narrated by Sam Devereaux

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Sergeant Frank Hardy’s father, James Hardy, arrives from England with a woman he met on the voyage. On Somes Island in Wellington Harbor, Frank is visited by a man claiming to be a detective from San Francisco, who warns Frank that his father is in deep trouble.

Released 2021

Thurnley Abbey

Written By Perceval Landon

Narrated by Sam Devereaux – A co-production with B7 Media

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In India, Colvin used to be friends with an Englishman named Broughton. They both moved back to England, where Broughton settled down, married and moved into Thurnley Abbey, an ancient manor that was rumoured to be haunted.

Released 2021

Lying Under Water

Written by Wendy M. Wilson

Narrated by Sam Devereaux

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Trapped by floods on their horse farm, Frank and Mette Hardy offer shelter to two other families. But when one of their guests is found with a carving knife from their own kitchen in his neck, they must keep themselves alive until help comes.

Released 2021

Dead Shot

Written By Wendy M. Wilson

Narrated by Sam Devereaux

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When Sergeant Hardy and his new wife find themselves in financial straits, Hardy takes on Dead Shot, a thoroughbred stallion from a town near the front. But the horse has been targeted by a brutal Australian gang trying to take over the racing world. 

Released 2020

Reality or Delusion

Written by Henry Wood – A co-production with B7 Media

Narrated by Sam Devereaux

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Daniel, a young man and son of the late bailiff with rather superior ways of a gentleman but no money, becomes involved in a love triangle.  Engaged to Maria, Daniel begins stepping out on the sly with a pretty young woman from France called Harriet.

Released 2021

Victorian Anthologies: Ghosts Volume 1

Written By Various Authors – A co-production with B7 Media

Narrated by Sam Devereaux (as part of an ensemble)

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Featuring work by M. R. James, Edith Nesbit, Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Atherton and more, this collection of eight stories transport you to a candlelit fireside to hear tales of lonely coastlines, deadly rivers, dark, creaking corridors, horrific, everlasting love and unknown entities lurking in black velvet shadows. 

Released 2020

A Cold Wind Down The Grey

Written by Wendy M. Wilson

Narrated by Sam Devereaux

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In 1888, forced into retirement by government cuts, James walks home beside the Whanganui River remembering his association with a series of murders by the notorious Burgess gang: back in 1866 he had forced the gang to leave Greymouth. The events that transpired haunted him for the rest of his life.

Released 2020

A Dark and Painful Mystery

Written By Wendy M. Wilson

Narrated by Sam Devereaux

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This engaging novella is perfect for listeners who have enjoyed the other three Sergeant Frank Mysteries For listeners who have not listened to the series already, the novella includes a backstory/history of the two main characters.

Released 2019

Recalled To Life

Written by Wendy M. Wilson

Narrated by Sam Devereaux

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In 19th century New Zealand life is hard. Cashiered from the British Army after years fighting in India and Crimea, Sergeant Frank Hardy awakes in an underground prison with no idea where he is or how he got there. 

Released 2019

The Afterlives of Doctor Gachet

Written By Sam Meekings  – A co-production with B7 Media

Narrated by Sam Devereaux

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Who is that mournful man in the painting? The Afterlives of Doctor Gachet tells the story of Paul Ferdinand Gachet, the subject of one of Vincent van Gogh’s most famous portraits: one that shows what the artist called ‘the heartbroken expression of our times’. But what caused such heartbreak? 

Released 2019

Not The Faintest Trace

Written by Wendy M. Wilson

Narrated by Sam Devereaux

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Sergeant Frank Hardy is an ex-soldier from Her Majesty’s 57th Regiment who is scraping out a living in a small New Zealand settlement by driving a coach and playing rigged card games. But he’s haunted by nightmares of things he’s seen and done in wartime. 

Released 2019

Totalitarian

Written By Kieran Marsden

Narrated by Sam Devereaux

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The UK is gripped by nationalism and terror plagues the streets. Lacole is a journalist who is imprisoned for her outspoken ways, and Harper is a soldier selected for the EE, a new regiment that is to act as the new government’s bodyguard…together can they deliver the freedom a nation deserves?

Released 2017

Rise of Ancients

Written by JD Morrison

Narrated by Sam Devereaux

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Another roar echoed from a different part of the island and then another from somewhere else. Terrified, he crawled into some brush to hide, as he believed he may have been spotted by whatever was making those noises. There he hid for the rest of the day until nightfall.

Released 2018

War of Fire

Written By JD Morrison

Narrated by Sam Devereaux

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A fast-paced fantasy for adults and teens. A king, a witch, an engineer, a general, a boy out for revenge, and a governor with an undead son collide in this coming-of-age fantasy novella about swords and sorcery, kings and brutal wars, and prophecies of fire.

Released 2017

The Way Home

Written by Esther Wane

Narrated by Sam Devereaux and Esther Wane

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For Tom, the arrival of their daughter is everything he ever dreamed about. But for Millie, the reality of motherhood becomes a lot darker. As they struggle to find their way out of the shadows of the past, will the flicker of their love be able to light their way home? 

Released 2017

13.8 The Quest To Find The True Age of The Universe

Written By John Gribbin

Narrated by Sam Devereaux

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The 20th century gave us two great theories of physics. The general theory of relativity describes the behavior of very large things, and quantum theory the behaviour of very small things. In this landmark audiobook, John Gribbin presents his own version of the Holy Grail of physics.

Released 2017

Taking Charge: Making Healthcare Appointments Work For You

Written by Ricky White

Narrated by Sam Devereaux

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While working as a registered nurse, Ricky was diagnosed with a degenerative autoimmune disease. He has spent countless hours in and out of various healthcare appointments, and the one thing that helped him most was his experience of sitting on both sides of the desk.

Released 2017

Still Not Bionic

Written By Ira Rainey

Narrated by Sam Devereaux

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Still Not Bionic follows Ira’s turbulent journey as he battles his inner demons across mountains, along coastal paths and beside canals in his attempt to undertake the ultimate quest of completing a 100-mile footrace across England.

Released 2017

Policing the City: Crime & Legal Authority in London

Written by Andrew T. Harris

Narrated by Sam Devereaux

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In Policing the City, Harris’s evidence reveals how what we’ve come to think of as modern policing evolved out of local practice and reflects shifts in wider debates about crime, justice, and discretionary authority.

Released 2017

Our Audiobook Production is always a human experience

At the heart of Flying Pickle’s audiobook production services is the simple human voice. Despite all our impressive technology we don’t believe that all the emerging Text-To-Speech and Voice AI technology should or will ever replace the nuance and intimacy of a real human being telling a story to other human beings.

Human storytelling is a tradition dating back thousands of years. We get this as well as any other humans! Rest assured that when you engage Flying Pickle for your audiobook project the voice you hear will be a real, live, brilliant human one and never a simulation.

To find out more about how Flying Pickle can help you realise your audiobook production – Contact the team today.

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