A Patchwork Planet

By Anne Tyler, abridged in ten parts by Pat Mcloughlin, read by William Hope.

Barnaby Gaitlin is nearly 30, divorced, directionless and the black sheep of his philanthropic Baltimore family.

He also has a heart of gold

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By Anne Tyler, abridged in ten parts by Pat Mcloughlin, read by William Hope.

Barnaby Gaitlin is nearly 30, divorced, directionless and the black sheep of his philanthropic Baltimore family.

He also has a heart of gold

Barnaby Gaitlin is the black sheep of his philanthropic Baltimore family.

William Hope reads Anne Tyler's novel.

Black sheep of his philanthropic Baltimore family, Barnaby Gaitlin takes a train to Philadelphia.

Read by William Hope.

Black sheep of his Baltimore family, Barnaby Gaitlin takes a train to Philadelphia.

Black sheep of his philanthropic Baltimore family, Barnaby Gaitlin takes a train to Philadelphia. Read by William Hope.

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Barnaby uncovers the source of his family's fortune and hopes for the same angelic intervention.

Read by William Hope.

Barnaby Gaitlin is nearly 30, divorced, directionless and the black sheep of his family, but thankfully he has a heart of gold.

Uncovering the source of his family's fortune, Barnaby Gaitlin hopes for the same angelic intervention.

Uncovering his family fortune's source, Barnaby hopes for similar angelic intervention.

Uncovering the source of his family's fortune, Barnaby Gaitlin hopes for the same angelic intervention. Read by William Hope.

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Has Barnaby found his very own 'Gaitlin Angel'? An Anne Tyler novel read by William Hope.

Barnaby Gaitlin is nearly 30, divorced, directionless and the black sheep of his family, but thankfully he has a heart of gold.

Has Barnaby found his very own fabled 'Gaitlin Angel' aboard the train? Read by William Hope.

Has Barnaby found his very own fabled 'Gaitlin Angel' aboard the train?

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Barnaby turns 30 and the subsequent family gathering changes his fortunes.

An Anne Tyler novel read by William Hope.

Barnaby Gaitlin is nearly 30, divorced, directionless and the black sheep of his family, but thankfully he has a heart of gold.

As family black sheep Barnaby Gaitlin turns 30, he receives an envelope from his despairing parents.

Read by William Hope.

As family black sheep Barnaby Gaitlin turns 30, he receives an envelope from his parents.

As family black sheep Barnaby Gaitlin turns 30, he receives an envelope from his despairing parents. Read by William Hope.

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Barnaby's 'angel', Sofia, plays an increasing role in his life.

An Anne Tyler novel read by William Hope.

Barnaby Gaitlin is nearly 30, divorced, directionless and the black sheep of his family, but thankfully he has a heart of gold.

Barnaby takes his mother to visit his daughter - while his 'angel' Sofia leaves a message on his machine.

Read by William Hope.

Barnaby takes his mother to see his daughter - while his 'angel' Sofia leaves a message.

Barnaby takes his mother to visit his daughter, while his 'angel' Sofia leaves a message on his machine. Read by William Hope.

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Sofia grows increasingly fond of Barnaby, but not so her flatmate and mother.

An Anne Tyler novel read by William Hope.

Barnaby Gaitlin is nearly 30, divorced, directionless and the black sheep of his family, but thankfully he has a heart of gold.

Sofia grows increasingly fond of Barnaby, but her flatmate and mother are not impressed with him.

Read by William Hope.

Sofia grows fonder of Barnaby, but her flatmate and mother are not impressed with him.

Sofia grows increasingly fond of Barnaby, but her flatmate and mother are not impressed with him. Read by William Hope.

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Sofia meets Barnaby's family, but things take a turn for the worse.

An Anne Tyler novel read by William Hope.

Barnaby Gaitlin is nearly 30, divorced, directionless and the black sheep of his family, but thankfully he has a heart of gold.

Sofia finally meets Barnaby's parents, but then bitter accusations start to fly.

Read by William Hope.

Sofia finally meets Barnaby's parents, but then bitter accusations start to fly. Read by William Hope.

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Barnaby sets about repaying his debts and confronting his circumstances.

An Anne Tyler novel read by William Hope.

Barnaby Gaitlin is nearly 30, divorced, directionless and the black sheep of his family, but thankfully he has a heart of gold.

The police pay a visit to Barnaby, who finally takes action over the repayment of his debts.

Read by William Hope.

The police visit Barnaby, who finally takes action over the repayment of his debts.

The police pay a visit to Barnaby, who finally takes action over the repayment of his debts. Read by William Hope.

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Barnaby learns that settling family debts is no straightforward matter.

An Anne Tyler novel read by William Hope.

Barnaby Gaitlin is nearly 30, divorced, directionless and the black sheep of his family, but thankfully he has a heart of gold.

Mrs Glynn calls - and Barnaby discovers that settling his family debts is no straightforward matter.

Read by William Hope.

Barnaby discovers that settling his family debts is no straightforward matter.

Mrs Glynn calls - and Barnaby discovers that settling his family debts is no straightforward matter. Read by William Hope.

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Barnaby has his own 'Gaitlin Angel', but who exactly is it? The final instalment of the Anne Tyler novel read by William Hope.

Barnaby Gaitlin is the black sheep of his philanthropic Baltimore family.

William Hope reads Anne Tyler's witty novel.

Money matters come to a head between Sofia and Barnaby, whose thoughts return to the 'Gaitlin Angel'.

Read by William Hope.

Money matters come to a head between Sofia and Barnaby, who ponders the 'Gaitlin Angel'.

Money matters come to a head between Sofia and Barnaby, whose thoughts return to the 'Gaitlin Angel'. Read by William Hope.