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Rediscovered Books: Lauren H's Picks

Looking for something fresh and unlikely? Lauren H has you covered as you dive into the year.

Nothing to See Here

By Kevin Wilson
Narrated by Marin Ireland /  6 hours 40 minutes

Nothing to See Here

“When a politician’s young wife hires her old school friend as a nanny for her two stepchildren, the main duty will be to keep the twins out of sight and out of trouble. That’s because the kids’ father is a senator and under serious consideration to be the next Secretary of State. But what if the children can’t control themselves? Who is the best person to take care of children who are afflicted with spontaneous combustion? Obviously, a woman with no fear of fire, nothing to lose, and nothing to gain. At turns hilarious and heartbreaking, this unique novel explores family dynamics, resentment, and retribution, leaving the reader with a new perspective on motherhood and what it means to be loyal to those you love.”

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$24.14 USD

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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

Wayfarers: Book #1
By Becky Chambers
Narrated by Rachel Dulude /  14 hours 23 minutes

Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Series!

The acclaimed modern science fiction masterpiece, included on Library Journal's Best SFF of 2016, the Barnes & Nobles Sci-Fi Fantasy Blog Best Books of 2015, the Tor.com Best Books of 2015, Reader’s Choice, as well as nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Kitschie, and the Bailey's Women's... Read More »

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$34.49 USD

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This Is How You Lose The Time War

By Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone
Narrated by Cynthia Farrell & Emily Woo Zeller /  4 hours 15 minutes

ONE OF NPR’S BEST BOOKS OF 2019

Two time-traveling agents from warring futures, working their way through the past, begin to exchange letters—and fall in love in this thrilling and romantic book from award-winning authors Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone.

In the ashes of a dying world, Red finds a letter marked “Burn before reading. Signed, Blue.”
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$20.69 USD

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Pride and Prejudice—The 200th Anniversary Audio Edition

By Jane Austen
Narrated by Alison Larkin /  13 hours 17 minutes

Jane Austen’s most famous novel, Pride and Prejudice, is brought to sparkling life in this new unabridged recording by AudioFile earphones award winning narrator Alison Larkin. A witty and always original voice, Alison Larkin is the perfect vessel to bring Jane Austen’s classically satirical second novel to a new American audience. This fresh... Read More »

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$24.95 USD

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The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep

A Novel
By H. G. Parry
Narrated by Calum Gittens /  18 hours 3 minutes

The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep

“This book is the perfect summer reading escape for a literature lover! The book takes place in a modern New Zealand where a Summoner, someone able to pull characters out of books and into real life, has appeared and is threatening to tear down the very fabric of existence to bring a world of literature to life. Throughout all the adventure and excitement we follow the sweet story of 2 brothers, pulled apart and eventually put back together again. The narrator has a soft NZ accent, bringing a richness to the text without making it hard to understand for non-natives.”

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$31.03 USD

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Raised in Captivity

Fictional Nonfiction
By Chuck Klosterman
Narrated by Chuck Klosterman, Various, James Urbaniak, Bill Wise, Eddie Huang, Jon Wurster, H. Jon Benjamin, Jon Dolan, Mike Birbiglia, Kurt Loder, John Hodgman, Sloane Crosley, Chris Gethard & Will Brill /  7 hours 11 minutes

Microdoses of the straight dope, stories so true they had to be wrapped in fiction for our own protection, from the best-selling author of But What if We're Wrong?

A man flying first class discovers a puma in the lavatory. A new coach of a small-town Oklahoma high school football team installs an offense comprised of only one, very special, play.... Read More »

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$24.50 USD

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