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Zenith Bookstore - Nikki's Staff Picks

Our Manager, Nikki Silvestrini, is always listening to audiobooks. This is a playlist of some of her favorites, across genre and in no particular order, that she listens to again and again... and again.

Circe

By Madeline Miller
Narrated by Perdita Weeks /  12 hours 8 minutes

Circe

“This remarkable journey into mythology brings the ancient gods directly and viscerally into the present. Circe is a perfect mashup of elegant language, glorious storytelling, and exquisitely modern sensibilities. Miller's telling left me awed and moved by Circe and her story, all while wishing I could invite her over for a glass of wine on the porch. How this amazing author so perfectly melds the human and the divine, creating a story both immediate and epic, is dazzling.”

Beth Albrecht image Beth Albrecht, The Magic Tree Bookstore
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$29.88 USD

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Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

By Frans de Waal
Narrated by Sean Runnette /  10 hours 35 minutes

From world-renowned biologist and primatologist Frans de Waal comes this groundbreaking work on animal intelligence destined to become a classic.What separates your mind from an animal’s? Maybe you think it’s your ability to design tools, your sense of self, or your grasp of past and future―all traits that have helped us define ourselves as the... Read More »

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$22.94 USD

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When a Duchess Says I Do

Rogues to Riches: Book #2
By Grace Burrowes
Narrated by James Langton /  10 hours 41 minutes

Treat yourself to a delightful Regency romance with a fairy-tale twist "much in the manner of Mary Balogh." (Kirkus)

Duncan Wentworth once tried his hand at rescuing a damsel in distress long ago, and he's vowed he'll never make that mistake again. Yet when he comes across a stranger in the poacher-infested woods of his estate, decency... Read More »

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$26.43 USD

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Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

A Novel
By Susanna Clarke
Narrated by Simon Prebble /  32 hours 25 minutes

At the dawn of the nineteenth century, two very different magicians emerge to change England's history. In the year 1806, with the Napoleonic Wars raging on land and sea, most people believe magic to be long dead in England-until the reclusive Mr Norrell reveals his powers, and becomes a celebrity overnight.

Soon, another practicing magician... Read More »

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$57.49 USD

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The Sharing Knife, Vol. 1: Beguilement

The Sharing Knife Series: Book #1
By Lois McMaster Bujold
Narrated by Bernadette Dunne /  11 hours 59 minutes

Young, pregnant Fawn Bluefield has just fled her family's farm to the city of Glassforge, where she encounters a patrol of the enigmatic soldier-sorcerers known as Lakewalkers. Fawn has heard stories about the Lakewalkers, wandering necromancers with no permanent homes and no possessions but the clothes they wear and the mysterious knives they... Read More »

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$26.39 USD

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter (US): Book #3
By J.K. Rowling
Narrated by Jim Dale /  12 hours 14 minutes

"'Welcome to the Knight Bus, emergency transport for the stranded witch or wizard. Just stick out your wand hand, step on board and we can take you anywhere you want to go.'"

When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it's the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter.... Read More »

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$35.99 USD

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter (US): Book #6
By J.K. Rowling
Narrated by Jim Dale /  18 hours 55 minutes

"There it was, hanging in the sky above the school: the blazing green skull with a serpent tongue, the mark Death Eaters left behind whenever they had entered a building… wherever they had murdered…"

When Dumbledore arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry Potter, his wand hand is blackened and shrivelled, but he does not reveal... Read More »

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$53.99 USD

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The Phantom Tollbooth

By Norton Juster
Narrated by Rainn Wilson & Norton Juster /  4 hours 40 minutes

Hailed as "a classic. . . . humorous, full of warmth and real invention" (The New Yorker), this beloved story--first published more than fifty ago--introduces readers to Milo and his adventures in the Lands Beyond.

For Milo, everything's a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he's got nothing... Read More »

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$28.00 USD

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