Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter: Book #1
By J.K. Rowling
Narrated by Jim Dale / 8 hours 33 minutes
"Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger and a snake surrounding a large letter 'H'."
Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a... Read More »
Theft by Finding
Narrated by David Sedaris / 13 hours 51 minutes
One of the most anticipated books of 2017: Boston Globe, New York Times Book Review, New York's "Vulture", The Week, Bustle, BookRiot
An NPR Best Book of 2017 An AV Club Favorite Book of 2017 A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2017 A Goodreads Choice Awards nominee
David Sedaris tells all in a book that is, literally, a lifetime in the... Read More »
Since We Fell
Narrated by Julia Whelan / 12 hours 1 minute
Since We Fell follows Rachel Childs, a former journalist who, after an on-air mental breakdown, now lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. As does Rachel’s marriage. As does Rachel herself. Sucked... Read More »
Narrated by Kim Mai Guest / 7 hours 46 minutes
A National Book Award Longlist title!
"A wondrous book, wise and wild and deeply true." —Kelly Barnhill, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon
"This is one of those books that haunts you long after you read it. Thought-provoking and magical." —Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series
In the tradition of modern-day... Read More »
Narrated by Samantha Bond & Allan Corduner / 15 hours 47 minutes
“Who better than the talented Anthony Horowitz to create this marvelous mystery within a mystery. Yes, we're treated to two mysteries for the price of one: One set in a peaceful village in England during the 1950s with the one and only Detective Atticus Pund taking the case, and the other set in contemporary times with a book editor who becomes an amateur sleuth. Horowitz pays tribute to the golden age of British crime with references to mysteries created by the likes of Dorothy Sayers and Agatha Christie. How many hidden gems can you come up with? A perfect book to read in a cushy chair with a cup of tea (hot or iced).”Ken Favell, Books & Company
Confessions of a Domestic Failure
Narrated by Tara Sands / 9 hours 7 minutes
From the creator of The Honest Toddler comes a fiction debut sure to be a must-read for moms everywhere
There are good moms and bad moms—and then there are hot-mess moms. Introducing Ashley Keller, career girl turned stay-at-home mom who's trying to navigate the world of Pinterest-perfect, Facebook-fantastic and Instagram-impressive mommies but... Read More »
The Case for Impeachment
Narrated by Dan Woren / 6 hours 32 minutes
“Liberal catnip” - Joe Scarborough, Morning Joe
"It is still striking to see the full argument unfold and realize that you don’t have to be a zealot to imagine some version of it happening…Lies. Abuse of power. Treason. Crimes against humanity. Martial law. Lichtman throws everything Trump’s way.." —Washington Post
In The Case for Impeachment,... Read More »
A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
By J. D. Vance
Narrated by J. D. Vance / 6 hours 49 minutes
From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class
Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a... Read More »
Be Frank With Me
Narrated by Tavia Gilbert / 8 hours 37 minutes
“When reclusive novelist Mimi Banning loses her fortune and must quickly write a second novel, her publisher sends a young publicist to oversee the efforts and make sure their huge investment is secure. Alice Whitley arrives and is put to work as a caregiver to Mimi's eccentric nine-year-old son, Frank. Frank is a diamond in the rough, and as Alice gets to know him and the mysterious characters in his life, she becomes all-consumed with discovering his paternity. Be Frank With Me is captivating, irresistible, moving, heartbreaking, and utterly unputdownable.”Bess Bleyaert, McLean & Eakin Booksellers
The Boy on the Bridge
By M. R. Carey
Narrated by Finty Williams / 13 hours 1 minute
If you fell in love with Melanie in the million-copy-selling post-apocalyptic phenomenon The Girl With All the Gifts---there's more to the story...
Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy.
The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world.
To where the... Read More »
The Dinner Party
Narrated by Nicholas Tecosky, Chris Kayser, Jennifer Riker & Zach Roe / 7 hours 4 minutes
A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year
The first collection of short stories from the critically acclaimed, prize-winning author of To Rise Again at a Decent Hour.
These eleven stories by Joshua Ferris, many of which were first published in The New Yorker, are at once thrilling, strange, and comic. The modern tribulations of... Read More »
Stories from the Long Road to Freedom
Narrated by Condoleezza Rice / 12 hours 54 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
From the former secretary of state and bestselling author -- a sweeping look at the global struggle for democracy and why America must continue to support the cause of human freedom.
"This heartfelt and at times very moving book shows why democracy proponents are so committed to their work...Both supporters and... Read More »
Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins
Narrated by Bob Brown / 9 hours 57 minutes
Garry Kasparov's 1997 chess match against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue was a watershed moment in the history of technology. It was the dawn of a new era in artificial intelligence: a machine capable of beating the reigning human champion at this most cerebral game.
That moment was more than a century in the making, and in this breakthrough... Read More »
Al Franken, Giant of the Senate
By Al Franken
Narrated by Al Franken / 12 hours 5 minutes
#1 New York Times Bestseller
"Flips the classic born-in-a-shack rise to political office tale on its head. I skipped meals to read this book - also unusual - because every page was funny. It made me deliriously happy." - Louise Erdrich, The New York Times Read More »
Wolf on a String
Narrated by Simon Vance / 9 hours 57 minutes
“Wolf on a String by Benjamin Black is a medieval thriller set in Prague with so many plot twists and court intrigues that your head will spin! Power plays, murder, passion and mystery seem find young Stern as he makes his meteoric rise into the Emperor’s inner circle. Can he possibly keep his coveted spot in the royal court or will he fall like so many others before him? You will have to read to the very end to learn the truth!”Phyllis, Wellesley Books
A Jane Bunker Mystery
A Jane Bunker Mystery: Book #3
Narrated by Tavia Gilbert / 8 hours 30 minutes
Jane Bunker thought she’d escaped the pollution, noise, and dead bodies of the big city when she left her job as a Miami homicide detective and moved back to the idyllic town of Green Haven, Maine. But through her work as a marine insurance investigator, it appears she’s left behind the bustle of the city, but not the murder.
When Jane is called... Read More »
Life and Adventures of Jack Engle
An Auto-Biography; A Story of New York at the Present Time in which the Reader Will Find Some Familiar Characters
Narrated by Jon Hamm / 3 hours 55 minutes
In 1852, young Walt Whitman—a down-on-his-luck housebuilder in Brooklyn—was hard at work writing two books. One would become one of the most famous volumes of poetry in American history, a free-verse revelation beloved the world over, Leaves of Grass. The other, a novel, would be published under a pseudonym and serialized in a newspaper. A... Read More »
The Apprentice Witch
By James Nicol
7 hours 33 minutes
A special middle-grade debut of magic and courage in a world of witches, written with the charm and enchantment of books like Circus Mirandus and The Apothecary.
Will Arianwyn ever become a real witch?
Arianwyn has flunked her witch's assessment: She knows she's doomed. Declared an apprentice and sent to the town of Lull in disgrace, Arianwyn may... Read More »
House of Names
By Colm Toibin
Narrated by Juliet Stevenson, Charlie Anson & Pippa Nixon / 8 hours 46 minutes
“A masterful manipulation of the classic tragedy of Clytemnestra, queen of Mycenae, Colm Toibin’s House of Names is retelling the story of the House of Atreus and her husband, King Agamemnon. Bursting with rage at the betrayal at the hands of Agamemnon, Clytemnestra orchestrates a murderous plot to avenge the death of daughter Iphigenia, slaughtered in sacrifice to supplicate the gods. Upon his victorious return, an unknowing Agamemnon finds himself ensnared in a trap, facing a kingdom full of deceitful families, ready for vengeance and demanding justice for all the ills suffered since his sojourn to fight the Trojan War. I adored Toibin’s beautifully written adaptation of The Orestia by Aeschylus and his prose is promised to please all lovers of the classics.”Kristin, McLean & Eakin Booksellers
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Narrated by Alma Cuervo, Julia Whelan & Robin Miles / 12 hours 10 minutes
“Steeped in the glory of Hollywood when marriages were made for reasons other than love and could be slipped on and off like a fine dinner jacket, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo reveals the behind-the-scenes stories of lives full of hunger, self-pity, jealousy, and rage, as well as lost love. This is a story that could have been pulled from the pages of fan magazines of the '50s. It's so entertainingly real that you will be wondering why you can't remember the great star Evelyn Hugo and the movies she made famous. Read for pure pleasure, and you'll be tempted to play the game of, 'Who is this about, really?' What fun!”Linda Bond, Auntie's Bookstore