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2020

All my favorite books of 2020

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My Dark Vanessa Mi sombría Vanessa (SPA ed)

By Kate Elizabeth Russell
Narrated by: Ximena Restrepo
Length: 15 hours 52 minutes

En medio de la creciente ola de acusaciones de agresión sexual contra hombres poderosos en 2017, Vanessa Wye, de treinta y dos años, se entera de una que la involucra íntimamente: su profesor de inglés de secundaria Jacob Strane ha sido acusado de abuso sexual por otra exalumna.

El escándalo le trae recuerdos de su pasado y del campus idílico del... Read more »

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A Good Neighborhood

A Novel

By Therese Anne Fowler
Narrated by: Ella Turenne
Length: 10 hours 38 minutes

A Good Neighborhood

“Great option for those looking to examine the blend between liberal thoughts in theory and thoughts in reality. What do you believe in theory and what do you find when it's actually who your son or daughter is dating. When it's something in your life -- do you care about the environment in theory or when it's a tree in your backyard. Good, easy read with some lovely characters.”

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The Good and the Dead

By Seymour Shubin
Narrated by: Ron Varela
Length: 6 hours 17 minutes

True-Detective Mystery author Ben Newman has written about scores of murders, and thinks he has seen it all, until he is confronted with murders of adults from his childhood neighborhood. The first is his brother’s wife, her body found floating in the family swimming pool. Suspicion immediately falls on Ben’s brother, the good doctor. The death... Read more »

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Anxious People

By Fredrik Backman
Narrated by: Marin Ireland
Length: 9 hours 53 minutes

Anxious People

“This book made me feel all the feels! It was sad, it was funny, it was hopeful, it was everything. The character development is incredible at revealing what’s inside each of the characters, and the way their stories link and interconnect is genius. It’s a story about sadness and hope and human connections. I couldn’t put it down and barreled to the end, but now I am sad it’s over. Anxious People is truly the best thing I’ve read in a long time!”

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Big Lies in a Small Town

A Novel

By Diane Chamberlain
Narrated by: Susan Bennett
Length: 13 hours 18 minutes

Big Lies in a Small Town

“The book opens in 2018 introducing you to one of its main characters, Morgan, who is an inmate of the North Carolina Correctional Facility. She is barely 21 years old and is incarcerated for a DUI - a crime that she didn't commit. During her second summer in prison, Morgan is offered an opportunity of a lifetime. Two women visit her and offer her a deal. She will be released from prison permanently and she will be paid 50K to restore a mural in a Post Office in a small town. The story contains two timelines that are weaved together beautifully. The second timeline is in 1939 which is when Anna Dale begins to paint the mural. Both main characters were multifaceted and engaging. The story is peeled back in layer and expertly laced with intrigue. I highly recommend this page turner. The narrator was a delight and delivered a 5 star performance.”

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Blackwood

By Michael Farris Smith
Narrated by: Mike McColl
Length: 5 hours 17 minutes

In this timeless, mythical tale of unforgiving justice and elusive grace, rural Mississippi townsfolk shoulder the pain of generations as something dangerous lurks in the enigmatic kudzu of the woods.
The town of Red Bluff, Mississippi, has seen better days, though those who've held on have little memory of when that was. Myer, the county's... Read more »

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The Other Mrs.

By Mary Kubica
Narrated by: Piper Goodeve & Jeremy Arthur
Length: 11 hours 51 minutes

The Other Mrs.

“Sadie and Will are starting over in Maine with their two sons and guardianship of Will's niece, a virtual stranger. Sadie has been through tough times and is not prepared for all the challenges she faces. You must decide if her issues are real, of her own doing, or imagined. A look behind the scenes at a marriage during trials exposes secrets that shatter even the strongest person.”

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Don't Look for Me

A Novel

By Wendy Walker
Narrated by: Therese Plummer
Length: 9 hours 51 minutes

Don't Look for Me

“A great thriller for fall! When a mother is abducted, her daughter sets out looking for her, not ready to stop until she has found her. Told from alternating perspectives of the mother and daughter, this book is sure to keep you guessing and at the edge of your seat until the very end!”

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War and Peace

By Leo Tolstoy & Constance Garnett
Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
Length: 61 hours 3 minutes

Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once a historical war epic, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Noted for its mastery of realistic detail and psychological analysis, it follows the metamorphosis of five aristocratic families against the backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Individual... Read more »

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Migrations

A Novel

By Charlotte McConaghy
Narrated by: Barrie Kreinik
Length: 8 hours 48 minutes

Migrations

“Set in a world that is possibly our near future, where animals, birds and fish have been driven to extinction by global warming and human consumption, Franny Stone is desperate to follow the last migration of Arctic terns as they head south from Greenland. She persuades the captain of a small fishing boat to take her on as a crew member, convincing him that the terns will lead them to the elusive fish he’s hunting. She must reject her own morals about fishing to follow the terns. And along the way, her past is uncovered and the crew put to risk; they themselves become the hunted. There is something haunting in this story, something unforgettable. This comes from the beauty of the language in opposition to the stark realities of a world where so much of what we love is simply gone. Franny speaks for many of us. What might we do to escape our past? And, more importantly, can we find a way to keep love alive in the face of tragedy?”

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