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Love, Naturally

A Novel

Rock Bottom Love: Book #1

By: Sophie Sullivan
Narrated by: Julie Rogers
Length: 10 hours 53 minutes

Love, Naturally by Sophie Sullivan is a Hallmark movie of a book with just enough twists to feel fresh. It's low on spice but high on feelings. There are real issues, some of which hit really close to home for me, but they're handled in a way where you never get your heart ripped out. I love the theme of getting out of your comfort zone, and I... Read more

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Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant

A Memoir

By: Curtis Chin
Narrated by: Curtis Chin
Length: 8 hours 12 minutes

“I loved Curtis Chin's memoir. Chin grew up in 1980s Detroit with the center of his world being his family's restaurant, Chung’s Cantonese Cuisine. One of six children and the son of immigrants, Chin's tight-knit family and community weathered social injustice, racism, and violence by providing a welcoming environment, delicious food, and open... Read more

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Tom Lake

A Novel

By: Ann Patchett
Narrated by: Meryl Streep
Length: 11 hours 22 minutes

“I just finished listening to Tom Lake by Ann Patchett and I cannot say enough good things about this book! How I have not discovered Ann Patchett before, I will never know, but this book had me in so many feelings over the past 10 days. Set during the pandemic on a Michigan cherry farm, the family is working hard picking cherries and keeping the... Read more

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The Lager Queen of Minnesota

A Novel

By: J. Ryan Stradal
Narrated by: Judith Ivey
Length: 11 hours 12 minutes

“Stradal brings the heart here with characters you will really enjoy. They face the future with difficulty, courage and bravery. The story of the three determined women using what they know, baking pies and making beer, help them succeed. P.S. You don’t have to like pies or beer to savor this book. Read more

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White Collar Girl

A Novel

By: Renée Rosen
Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
Length: 12 hours 56 minutes

The latest novel from the bestselling author of Dollface and What the Lady Wants takes us deep into the tumultuous world of 1950s Chicago where a female journalist struggles with the heavy price of ambition...

Every second of every day, something is happening. There’s a story out there buried in the muck, and Jordan Walsh, coming from a family... Read more

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The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

By: Katarina Bivald
Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham & Lorelei King
Length: 12 hours 9 minutes

A debut novel to charm all readers, that shows beyond all doubt that it's books, along with love, that make the world go round.
     It all began with a correspondence between two quite different women: 28-year-old Sara from Haninge, Sweden, and 65-year-old Amy from the small town of Broken Wheel, Iowa. After years of exchanging books, letters... Read more

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Waiting for Tom Hanks

By: Kerry Winfrey
Narrated by: Rachel L. Jacobs
Length: 8 hours 32 minutes

A rom-com-obsessed romantic waiting for her perfect leading man learns that life doesn’t always go according to a script in this delightfully charming and funny novel.

Annie Cassidy dreams of being the next Nora Ephron. She spends her days writing screenplays, rewatching Sleepless in Seattle, and waiting for her movie-perfect meet-cute. If she... Read more

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Very Sincerely Yours

By: Kerry Winfrey
Narrated by: Patti Murin
Length: 10 hours 5 minutes

A charming and heartwarming new romantic comedy by the acclaimed author of Waiting for Tom Hanks, Kerry Winfrey.

Teddy Phillips never thought she would still be spending every day surrounded by toys at almost thirty years old. But working at a vintage toy store is pretty much all she has going on in her life after being unceremoniously dumped by... Read more

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Smells Like Tween Spirit

A Novel

Class Mom: Book #4

By: Laurie Gelman
Narrated by: Laurie Gelman
Length: 6 hours 37 minutes

This program is read by the author.

From the author of Class Mom and You’ve Been Volunteered comes Laurie Gelman's next laugh-out-loud novel Smells Like Tween Spirit.


As a new Mat Mom of the Pioneer Middle School (PMS) Wrestling team, Jen Dixon finds herself thrown in the middle of the “guerrilla war against so-called perfect mothers," armed only... Read more

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The Hidden One

A Novel of Suspense

Kate Burkholder: Book #14

By: Linda Castillo
Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
Length: 9 hours 18 minutes

"Kathleen McInerney’s narration is as always fantastic, she places just the right tone and emotion to every situation giving the listener an edge over readers."-The Reading Frenzy on The Hidden One

This program is read by longtime series and award-winning narrator, Kathleen McInerney.

The discovery of an Amish bishop's remains leads chief of...
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The Suite Spot

By: Trish Doller
Narrated by: Sarah Naughton
Length: 7 hours 42 minutes

"Reading The Suite Spot is like wearing bunny slippers and drinking cocoa in a blanket fort (with a really hot guy)--the ultimate comfort read to escape into when you need a break from the world." - Roni Loren, New York Times bestselling author of What If You & Me

We stand there on the brink of something we both feel but neither of us is...
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Yoga Pant Nation

A Novel

Class Mom: Book #3

By: Laurie Gelman
Narrated by: Laurie Gelman
Length: 6 hours 41 minutes

This program is read by the author.

A Good Morning America Buzz Pick

From the author of Class Mom and You've Been Volunteered comes a new audiobook on one mom's challenges through parenting and life, keeping her on her toes and perpetually in yoga pants.

Jen Dixon of Overland Park, Kansas—fearless mother of a fifth-grade boy and two... Read more

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You've Been Volunteered

A Class Mom Novel

Class Mom: Book #2

By: Laurie Gelman
Narrated by: Laurie Gelman
Length: 6 hours 27 minutes

"Author Laurie Gelman delivers her second in the Class Mom series in a style no less enthusiastic than her first narration." — AudioFile Magazine

In the eagerly anticipated follow-up to Laurie Gelman’s
"irreverent and hilarious" (The New York Post) hit Class Mom, brash, lovable Jen Dixon is back with a new class and her work cut out for her.

If... Read more

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Class Mom

A Novel

Class Mom: Book #1

By: Laurie Gelman
Narrated by: Laurie Gelman
Length: 7 hours 2 minutes

This program is read by the author.

Laurie Gelman’s clever debut about a year in the life of a kindergarten class mom—a brilliant send-up of the petty and surprisingly cutthroat terrain of parent politics.

Jen Dixon is not your typical Kansas City kindergarten class mom—or mom in general. Jen already has two college-age daughters by two different... Read more

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Windy City Blues

By: Renée Rosen
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 14 hours 50 minutes

In the middle of the twentieth century, the music of the Mississippi Delta arrived in Chicago, drawing the attention of entrepreneurs like the Chess brothers. Their label, Chess Records, helped shape that music into the Chicago Blues, the soundtrack for a transformative era in American history.But, for Leeba Groski, Chess Records was just where... Read more

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What the Lady Wants

A Novel of Marshall Field and the Gilded Age

By: Renée Rosen
Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
Length: 12 hours 2 minutes

In late-nineteenth-century Chicago, visionary retail tycoon Marshall Field made his fortune wooing women customers with his famous motto, "Give the lady what she wants." His legendary charm also won the heart of socialite Delia Spencer and led to an infamous love affair.The night of the Great Fire, as seventeen-year-old Delia watches the flames... Read more

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Murder at the Lakeside Library

By: Holly Danvers
Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
Length: 8 hours 24 minutes

After the untimely death of her husband, Rain Wilmot has returned to her family's waterfront log cabin in Lofty Pines, Wisconsin. The cabin is peaceful compared to Rain's corporate job and comes with an informal library that Rain's mother, Willow, used to run. But as Rain prepares for the re-opening of the library, all hopes for a peaceful life... Read more

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The Happy Life of Isadora Bentley

By: Courtney Walsh
Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
Length: 10 hours 1 minute

“Walsh's new novel about happiness and how we find it will bring a tear to your eye and a smile to your face. Isadora Bentley is just better on her own. At least, that's what she keeps telling herself. But on her birthday, she's at the supermarket for her annual junk food binge when she comes across an article in a magazine: 31 Ways to Be Happy.... Read more

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Yours Truly

By: Abby Jimenez
Narrated by: Kyla Garcia & Zachary Webber
Length: 11 hours 22 minutes

“I don't tend to be one for medical dramas, but Abby Jimenez just showed me that if it's well written, a rival doctors-to-lovers romance can end up being one of my favorite books of the year! Abby never disappoints, but Yours Truly is my favorite book of hers to date. I was completely enamored with her characters, and her depiction of social... Read more

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The Friend Zone

By: Abby Jimenez
Narrated by: Teddy Hamilton & Erin Mallon
Length: 9 hours 31 minutes

Fall in love with this hilarious and heartwarming USA Today bestselling romantic comedy that LJ Shen calls "an absolute treat."
Kristen Peterson doesn't do drama, will fight to the death for her friends, and has no room in her life for guys who just don't get her. She's also keeping a big secret: facing a medically necessary procedure that will... Read more

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