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90s Nostalgia

Yearning for what seem, in retrospect, like simpler times? Travel back there in your mind with the help of these books.

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Generation Friends

An Inside Look at the Show That Defined a Television Era

By Saul Austerlitz
Narrated by: Barrett Leddy
Length: 10 hours 48 minutes

A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at Friends, published for the twenty-fifth anniversary of the show's premiere. Howyoudoin’?

In September 1994, six friends sat down in their favorite coffee shop and began bantering about sex, relationships, jobs, and just about everything else. A quarter of a century later, new fans are still finding their... Read more »

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Althea & Oliver

By Cristina Moracho
Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
Length: 11 hours 13 minutes

What if you live for the moment when life goes off the rails—and then one day there’s no one left to help you get it back on track?
Althea Carter and Oliver McKinley have been best friends since they were six; she’s the fist-fighting instigator to his peacemaker, the artist whose vision balances his scientific bent. Now, as their junior year... Read more »

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Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging

Confessions of Georgia Nicolson
Georgia Nicolson: Book #1

By Louise Rennison
Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
Length: 5 hours 2 minutes

Several things about 14-year-old Georgia Nicolson's life are very wrong. Her bedroom smells like her little sister probably peed somewhere, but she can't find where. Angus, her enormous cat, keeps terrorizing Mrs. Next Door's poodle. Dad's gone off to look for work in New Zealand. And one of her friends has rated Georgia's nose a zero on a scale... Read more »

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Bridget Jones's Diary

Bridget Jones: Book #1

By Helen Fielding
Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
Length: 8 hours 19 minutes

Sunday 1 January: 129 lbs. (but post-Christmas), alcohol units 14 (but effectively covers 2 days as 4 hours of party was on New Year's Day), cigarettes 22, calories 5424. From its beginning as a weekly column in a British newspaper, Bridget Jones's Diary quickly became a best-seller in England. After gaining international popularity, it also... Read more »

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I'll Be There for You: The One about Friends

The One about Friends

By Miller & Kelsey Miller
Narrated by: Amber Benson & Kelsey Miller
Length: 8 hours 27 minutes

An InStyle 10 Books You Won't Be Able to Put Down This October
Today, Friends is remembered as an icon of ’90s comedy and the Must See TV years. But when the series debuted in 1994, no one anticipated the sensation it would become. From the first wave of Friends mania to... Read more »

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

By Stephen Chbosky
Narrated by: Noah Galvin
Length: 6 hours 23 minutes

Read the cult-favorite coming of age story that takes a sometimes heartbreaking, often hysterical, and always honest look at high school in all its glory. Now a major motion picture starring Logan Lerman and Emma Watson, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a funny, touching, and haunting modern classic.

The critically acclaimed debut novel from... Read more »

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Paper Aeroplanes

Paper Aeroplanes: Book #1

By Dawn O'Porter
Narrated by: Helen Vine & Imogen Comrie
Length: 6 hours 26 minutes

I just can't imagine me without you... It's the mid-1990s, and fifteen-year-old Guernsey schoolgirls, Renée and Flo, are not really meant to be friends. Thoughtful, introspective and studious Flo couldn't be more different to ambitious, extroverted and sexually curious Renée. But Renée and Flo are united by loneliness and their dysfunctional... Read more »

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Office Girl

By Joe Meno
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
Length: 6 hours 25 minutes

No one dies in Office Girl. Nobody talks about the international political situation. There is no mention of any economic collapse. Instead, this novel is about young people doing interesting things in the final moments of the last century. Odile is a lovely twenty-three-year-old art-school dropout, a minor vandal, and a hopeless dreamer. Jack... Read more »

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