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Winter Listens

From daring sea and mountain rescues to warm love stories, the wit of Terry Pratchett and David Sedaris to the classic tales of Louisa May Alcott and C.S. Lewis, there’s something for every mood this winter.

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La Cabaña

By William P. Young
Narrated by: Roger Mueller
Length: 9 hours 14 minutes

After his daughter's murder, a grieving father confronts God with desperate questions -- and finds unexpected answers -- in this riveting and deeply moving #1 NYT bestseller.

When Mackenzie Allen Phillips's youngest daughter Missy is abducted during a family vacation, he remains hopeful that she'll return home. But then, he discovers evidence... Read more »

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The Winter Witch

A Novel

By Paula Brackston
Narrated by: Marisa Calin
Length: 14 hours 51 minutes

New York Times bestselling author Paula Brackston transports readers to the windswept mountains of Wales inThe Winter Witch, an enthralling tale of love and magic.

In her small early nineteenth century Welsh town, there is no one quite like Morgana. She is small and quick and pretty enough to attract a suitor, but there are things that set her... Read more »

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Little Women

The Little Women Series: Book #1

By Louisa May Alcott
Narrated by: C. M. Hebert
Length: 18 hours 59 minutes

This favorite book for children, based on the author’s own youthful experiences, describes the family life of the Marches in a small New England community. Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March are raised in genteel poverty by their loving mother while their father serves as chaplain during the American Civil War. Jo at fifteen is ungainly,... Read more »

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Alone on the Ice

The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration

By David Roberts & Jenny Piening
Narrated by: Matthew Brenher
Length: 11 hours 39 minutes

His two companions were dead, his food and supplies had vanished in a crevasse, and Douglas Mawson was still one hundred miles from camp.

On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was hauling a sledge to get back to base camp. The dogs were gone. Now Mawson himself plunged through a... Read more »

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Chronicles of Narnia: Book #2

By C. S. Lewis
Narrated by: Michael York
Length: 4 hours 22 minutes

Don’t miss one of America’s top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS’s The Great American Read.

Four adventurous siblings—Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie—step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land frozen in eternal winter and enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of... Read more »

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A Novel

By Dolen Perkins-Valdez
Narrated by: Lisa Renee Pitts
Length: 9 hours 14 minutes

The New York Times bestselling author of Wench returns to the Civil War era to explore the next chapter of history—the trauma of the War and the end of slavery—in this powerful story of love and healing about three people who struggle to overcome the pain of the past and define their own future.

The Civil War has ended, and Madge, Sadie, and Hemp... Read more »

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The Finest Hours

The True Story of the US Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue

By Michael J. Tougias & Casey Sherman
Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
Length: 5 hours 56 minutes

In the winter of 1952, New England was battered by the most brutal nor’easter in years. As the weather wreaked havoc on land, the freezing Atlantic became a wind-whipped zone of peril, setting the stage for one of the most heroic rescue stories ever lived.

On February 18, while the storm raged, two oil tankers, the Pendleton and the Fort Mercer,... Read more »

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Tiffany Aching: Book #3

By Terry Pratchett
Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
Length: 8 hours 32 minutes

ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults * ALA Booklist Editors' Choice * ALA Notable Children's Book

“Pratchett’s unique blend of comedy and articulate insight is at its vibrant best. Full of rich humor, wisdom, and eventfulness.” —Horn Book (starred review)

By beloved and bestselling Terry Pratchett, this is the third in a series of Discworld novels... Read more »

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Social Purpose Annual Report

Social Purpose Annual Report

As we look to the future as a Social Purpose Corporation, we’re committed to serving readers and independent bookstores. Read our 2020 Annual Report to see an overview of the year.

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The Bitter Kingdom

Girl of Fire and Thorns: Book #3

By Rae Carson
Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda & Luis Moreno
Length: 12 hours 57 minutes

“I love this series to pieces and so should you.”—Marie Lu, bestselling author of Warcross

The third book in Rae Carson’s award-winning and New York Times–bestselling trilogy! In the deeply satisfying conclusion, seventeen-year-old sorcerer-queen Elisa travels into the unknown realm of the enemy to win back her true love, save her country, and... 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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