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Daniel Mallory Ortberg's Favorite Audiobooks

Discover Daniel Mallory Ortberg's favorite audiobooks!

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Evelina

or, The History of a Young Lady’s Entrance into the World

By Frances Burney
Narrated by: Orson Scott Card, Stefan Rudnicki, Gabrielle de Cuir & Emily Janice Card
Length: 18 hours 16 minutes

Originally published in 1778, Evelina is Frances Burney’s first and most beloved novel. It was alandmark in the development of the novel of manners and went on to influencesuch enduringly popular authors as Jane Austen.

By turns hilarious and grim, witty and lyrical, the storyfollows young Evelina as she leaves the seclusion of her country home... Read more »

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All You Can Ever Know

A Memoir

By Nicole Chung
Narrated by: Janet Song
Length: 6 hours 42 minutes

All You Can Ever Know

“Nicole Chung’s memoir is a moving account of a young woman’s gradually evolving understanding of family and of herself as she uncovers the truth about the circumstances behind her adoption. Refusing the false dichotomy of adoption as inherently positive or negative, she reminds us that adoption is a fact and that it’s always complicated. This is an extraordinary account, told with candor and empathy. Though the transracial adoption of Asian Americans into white families and communities is common, few books have been written from the perspective of the adoptee. Chung has much to teach us, and readers approaching this book with a heart as open as hers will find much to nourish them here.”

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Carmilla

By Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Narrated by: Tony Walker
Length: 2 hours 37 minutes

Carmilla published in 1872 was one of the first vampire novels and is certainly among the most sensuous with its strong lesbian overtones. It is a classic Gothic novella set deep in the enchanted forests of Styria; a land still haunted by superstition and of course vampires. Carmilla predates fellow Irishman Bram Stoker's Dracula by twenty-fiv Read more »e...
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