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Jaye Lawrence learned to read with Dick, Jane, Spot, and Puff more than 50 years ago, and some 10,000 books later she still considers reading an essential part of every day. She’s especially fond of genre fiction—science fiction, fantasy, mystery, horror, and romance—but also enjoys literary fiction and narrative nonfiction. After 25 years in marketing, Jaye happily abandoned the 9-to-5 office life for part-time bookselling and tackling her first novel (still in progress). She lives in Northfield with her woodworker husband Theo, rescue hound Rudy, and a very loud Siamese cat.

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Still Life

A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
Chief Inspector Gamache Novel: Book #1

By Louise Penny
Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
Length: 9 hours 35 minutes

In Still Life, bestselling author Louise Penny introduces Monsieur L'Inspecteur Armand Gamache of the Surete du Quebec, a modern Poirot who anchors this beloved traditional mystery series

Winner of the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards.

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec and his team of...

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Moonwalking with Einstein

The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

By Joshua Foer
Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
Length: 9 hours 30 minutes

“Highly entertaining.” —Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker

“Funny, curious, erudite, and full of useful details about ancient techniques of training memory.” —The Boston Globe

The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory

An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic,... Read more »

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The Gods of Gotham

A Timothy Wilde Novel: Book #1

By Lyndsay Faye
Narrated by: Steven Boyer
Length: 12 hours 8 minutes

1845. New York City forms its first police force. The great potato famine hits Ireland. These two seemingly disparate events will change New York City. Forever.

Timothy Wilde tends bar near the Exchange, fantasizing about the day he has enough money to win the girl of his dreams. But when his dreams literally incinerate in a fire devastating...

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The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book One: The Amulet of Samarkand

Bartimaeus Sequence: Book #1

By Jonathan Stroud
Narrated by: Simon Jones
Length: 13 hours 29 minutes

The first audiobook in a thrilling new trilogy about an apprentice magician and the powerful djinni he summons.

Nathaniel is a young magician with only one thing on his mind: revenge.

As an apprentice to the great magician Underwood, Nathaniel is gradually being schooled in the traditional art of magic. All is well until he has a life-changing... Read more »

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The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book Two: The Golem's Eye

Bartimaeus Sequence: Book #2

By Jonathan Stroud
Narrated by: Simon Jones
Length: 16 hours 31 minutes

When a seemingly invulnerable clay golem begins making random attacks on London, Nathaniel and Bartimaeus must travel to Prague to discover the source of its power Meanwhile Kitty and the Resistance attempt their most audacious plot yet…robbing the beloved magician Gladstone's tomb in Westminster Abbey. London is now in an uproar; the golem is... Read more »

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The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book Three: Ptolemy's Gate

Bartimaeus Sequence: Book #3

By Jonathan Stroud
Narrated by: Simon Jones
Length: 15 hours 31 minutes

Three years have passed since the magician Nathaniel helped prevent a cataclysmic attack on London. Now an important member of the British government, he grapples with numerous problems: foreign wars are going badly, Britain’s enemies are mounting attacks close to London, and rebellion is growing among the commoners. Increasingly imperious and... Read more »

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