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Celebrating 25 Years of Great Listening!

To commemorate 25 amazing years at Hachette Audio, we’ve selected one iconic title from our past to represent each, from 1994 to 2019. This was no easy task, as each progressive year has produced even more bestsellers that made us laugh and cry, from inspiring memoirs to literary fiction that makes us think; from smart nonfiction that changes minds and lives to fun stories we return to when we’re feeling down. We’ve listened in cars on commutes and vacations, in the gym, while doing chores around the house, or just while relaxing. To all the hours we’ve spent with beloved authors and excellent narrators, and to many more over the next 25!

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Fear Itself

Fearless Jones: Book #2

By Walter Mosley
Narrated by: Don Cheadle
Length: 6 hours 42 minutes

Written with the voice and vision that have made Mosley one of the most entertaining writers in America, "Fear Itself" marks the return of a master at the top of his form. Read more »

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Long Walk to Freedom

The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

By Nelson Mandela & Sharon Gelman
Narrated by: Michael Boatman
Length: 27 hours 38 minutes

The autobiography of global human rights icon Nelson Mandela is "riveting . . . both a brilliant description of a diabolical system and a testament to the power of the spirit to transcend it" (Washington Post).
Nelson Mandela was one of the great moral and political leaders of his time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the... Read more »

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Kiss the Girls

Alex Cross: Book #2

By James Patterson
Narrated by: Michael Kramer
Length: 10 hours 56 minutes

Join Alex Cross on his most terrifying murder case yet in this #1 New York Times bestseller and one of PBS's "100 Great American Reads."

In Los Angeles, a reporter investigating a series of murders is killed. In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a beautiful medical intern suddenly disappears. In the sequel to Along Came a Spider, Washington D.C.'s... Read more »

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The Notebook

Booktrack Edition

By Nicholas Sparks
Narrated by: Barry Bostwick
Length: 6 hours 3 minutes

Experience the unforgettable, heartbreaking love story set in post-World War II North Carolina about a young socialite and the boy who once stole her heart -- one of PBS's "Great American Reads".

Every so often a love story so captures our hearts that it becomes more than a story -- it becomes an experience to remember forever. The Notebook is... Read more »

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Holidays on Ice


By David Sedaris
Narrated by: David Sedaris, Ann Magnuson & Amy Sedaris
Length: 4 hours 19 minutes

David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favoritesas the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris's tales of tardy trick-or-treaters ("Us and Them"); the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the... Read more »

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A Knock at Midnight

Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Clayborne Carson
Narrated by: Keith David & Jay Gregory
Length: 7 hours 45 minutes

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a leader and visionary of the civil rights movement, was first and foremost a preacher. This unique collection features a selection of Dr. King's best sermons - some not heard since he first delivered them - recorded at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, and in other churches where he carried his... Read more »

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Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

By David Foster Wallace
Narrated by: John Krasinski, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Cerveris, Josh Charles, Will Forte, Malcolm Goodwin, Christopher Meloni, Chris Messina, Max Minghella, Denis O'Hare, Lou Taylor Pucci, Ben Shenkman, Joey Slotnick, Cory Stoll & Joshua Ferris
Length: 4 hours 17 minutes

In this thought-provoking and playful short story collection, David Foster Wallace nudges at the boundaries of fiction with inimitable wit and seductive intelligence.
Wallace's stories present a world where the bizarre and the banal are interwoven and where hideous men appear in many guises. Among the stories are 'The Depressed Person,' a... Read more »

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Sex and the City - Abridged

By Candace Bushnell
Narrated by: Cynthia Nixon
Length: 6 hours 25 minutes

Read by Cynthia Nixon! Here is the collection of columns that inspired the addictive and multiple award-winning HBO series! SEX AND THE CITY offers a tantalizing glimpse of the openings, launch parties, and celebrity affairs that keep society amused. Throughout, a cast of characters-the troubled writer, the successful businessman, the famous... Read more »

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A Darkness More Than Night

Booktrack Edition
A Harry Bosch Novel: Book #7

By Michael Connelly
Narrated by: Richard Davidson
Length: 12 hours 33 minutes

LAPD Detective Harry Bosch crosses paths with FBI profiler Terry McCaleb in the most dangerous investigation of their lives.

Harry Bosch is up to his neck in a case that has transfixed all of celebrity-mad Los Angeles: a movie director is charged with murdering an actress during sex, and then staging her death to make it look like a suicide.... Read more »

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The Christmas Train

By David Baldacci
Narrated by: Tim Matheson
Length: 7 hours 4 minutes

A journalist on a cross-country Christmas train scales the rugged terrain of his own heart in this New York Times bestselling holiday tale that inspired the Hallmark Hall of Fame original movie!

Disillusioned journalist Tom Langdon must get from Washington to Los Angeles in time for Christmas. Forced to travel by train, he begins a journey of... Read more »

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When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?

By George Carlin
Length: 7 hours 30 minutes

On the heels of George Carlin's #1 New York Times bestseller Napalm & Silly Putty comes When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? -- infused with Carlin's trademark irreverent humor and biting cultural observations.

Here we go again . . . George Carlin's hilarious When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? offers his cutting-edge opinions and... Read more »

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A Memoir of My Early Years

By Julie Andrews
Narrated by: Julie Andrews
Length: 12 hours 25 minutes

Since her first appearance on screen in Mary Poppins, Julie Andrews has played a series of memorable roles that have endeared her to generations. But she has never told the story of her life before fame. Until now.

In Home: A Memoir of My Early Years, Julie takes her readers on a warm, moving, and often humorous journey from a difficult... Read more »

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Beat the Reaper

A Novel

By Josh Bazell
Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
Length: 6 hours 48 minutes

Dr. Peter Brown is an intern at Manhattan's worst hospital, with a talent for medicine, a shift from hell, and a past he'd prefer to keep hidden. Whether it's a blocked circumflex artery or a plan to land a massive malpractice suit, he knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men.

Pietro "Bearclaw" Brnwna is a hitman for the mob, with a genius... Read more »

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The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

By Malcolm Gladwell
Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
Length: 7 hours 43 minutes

From the #1 bestselling author of The Bomber Mafia, the landmark book that has revolutionized the way we understand leadership and decision making.   In his breakthrough bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within.   ... Read more »

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With Ossie and Ruby - Abridged

In This Life Together

By Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee
Narrated by: Ruby Dee & Ossie Davis
Length: 6 hours 14 minutes

Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee: legendary stars of the American stage, television, and film, a beloved and revered couple cherished not just for their acting artistry but also for their lifelong commitment to civil rights, family values, and the black community. Now they look back on a half- century of their personal and political struggles to... Read more »

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The Lovely Bones

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By Alice Sebold
Narrated by: Alice Sebold
Length: 10 hours 53 minutes

"My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973."

So begins the story of Susie Salmon, who is adjusting to her new home in heaven, a place that is not at all what she expected, even as she is watching life on earth continue without her -- her friends trading rumors about her... Read more »

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A Novel

By Emma Donoghue
Narrated by: Michal Friedman, Ellen Archer, Robert Petkoff & Suzanne Toren
Length: 10 hours 44 minutes

Held captive for years in a small shed, a woman and her precocious young son finally gain their freedom, and the boy experiences the outside world for the first time.

To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world. . . . It's where he was born, it's where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the... Read more »

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By Tina Fey
Narrated by: Tina Fey
Length: 5 hours 31 minutes

Spirited and whip-smart, these laugh-out-loud autobiographical essays are "a masterpiece" from the Emmy Award-winning actress and comedy writer known for 30 Rock, Mean Girls, and SNL" (Sunday Telegraph).

Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she...
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Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel

A Novel

By Maria Semple
Narrated by: Kathleen Wilhoite
Length: 9 hours 35 minutes

A misanthropic matriarch leaves her eccentric family in crisis when she mysteriously disappears in this "whip-smart and divinely funny" novel that inspired the movie starring Cate Blanchett (New York Times).

Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in... Read more »

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Grain Brain

The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers

By David Perlmutter & Kristin Loberg
Narrated by: Peter Ganim
Length: 9 hours 18 minutes

The devastating truth about the effects of wheat, sugar, and carbs on the brain, with a 4-week plan to achieve optimum health.

In Grain Brain, renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, exposes a finding that's been buried in the medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. Even so-called healthy carbs like whole grains... Read more »

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