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“Ann and Miriam are working for Norman Hartwell as embroiderers in 1947 when his firm receives a commission to create the wedding gown for Princess Elizabeth. As the two become best friends, we learn about their lives before the war and follow them as the gown is created. A fascinating look at life in post-WWII England, a time of both deprivation and joy as the country celebrates the wedding of their princess.”Beth Carpenter, The Country Bookshop
By: Lisa Scottoline
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
Length: 12 hours 41 minutes
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Tall. Blonde. Blue eyes.
Wanted for Serial Murder.
“Spellbinding. Another tour de force from Scottoline. It drew me in, in a single breath.” –Mary Kubica, bestselling author of The Good Girl
Christine Nilsson and her husband, Marcus, are desperate for a baby. Unable to conceive, they find themselves facing a... Read more »Learn more
By: Michael Puett & Christine Gross-Loh
Narrated by: Michael Puett & Christine Gross-Loh
Length: 5 hours 12 minutes
For the first time, an award-winning Harvard professor shares his wildly popular course on classical Chinese philosophy, showing you how ancient ideas—like the fallacy of the authentic self—can guide you on the path to a good life today.
Why is a course on ancient Chinese philosophers one of the most popular at Harvard? Because it challenges all... Read more »
By: Rob Spillman
Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
Length: 9 hours 42 minutes
From the award-winning, esteemed cofounding editor of the legendary Tin House magazine, All Tomorrow’s Parties is an intimate, spirited memoir of a rebellious young man’s fierce pursuit of an artistic life and a portrait of a shifting Berlin in the midst of a cultural renaissance.Rob Spillman has devoted his life to the rebellious pursuit of... Read more »Learn more
By: Dominic Smith
Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
Length: 9 hours 56 minutes
A masterful new story charts the circuitous course of the sole surviving work of a female Dutch painter
This is what we long for: the profound pleasure of being swept into vivid new worlds, worlds peopled by characters so intriguing and real that we can't shake them, even long after the reading's done. In his earlier, award-winning novels,... Read more »Learn more
By: Joan Druett
Narrated by: David Colacci
Length: 8 hours 35 minutes
Auckland Island is a godforsaken place in the middle of the Southern Ocean, 285 miles south of New Zealand. With year-round freezing rain and howling winds, it is one of the most forbidding places in the world. To be shipwrecked there means almost certain death. In 1864 Captain Thomas Musgrave and his crew of four aboard the schooner Grafton... Read more »Learn more
By: Molly Prentiss
Narrated by: George Newbern
Length: 9 hours 43 minutes
“An intoxicating Manhattan fairy tale…As affecting as it is absorbing. A thrilling debut.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A vital, sensuous, edgy, and suspenseful tale of longing, rage, fear, compulsion, and love.” —Booklist (starred review)
A transcendent debut novel that follows a critic, an artist, and a desirous, determined young woman... Read more »
By: Ashley Hay
Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham & Steve West
Length: 8 hours 50 minutes
For fans of The Light Between Oceans, this “exquisitely written, true book of wonders” (Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize-winning author) explores the aftermath of World War II in an Australian seaside town, and the mysterious poem that changes the lives of those who encounter it.
In 1948, in a town overlooking the vast, blue ocean, Anikka Lachlan... Read more »
By: Bill Beverly
Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
Length: 10 hours 16 minutes
Dodgers is a dark, unforgettable coming-of-age journey that recalls the very best of Richard Price, Denis Johnson, and J.D. Salinger.
It is the story of a young LA gang member named East, who is sent by his uncle along with some other teenage boys—including East's hothead younger brother—to kill a key witness hiding out in Wisconsin. The journey... Read more »
By: M. R. Carey
Narrated by: Finty Williams
Length: 15 hours 30 minutes
In the aftermath of a devastating fire, a prisoner is offered one chance at redemption in this haunting supernatural suspense from the author of USA Today bestseller, The Girl With All the Gifts.
Fellside is a maximum security prison on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors. It's not the kind of place you'd want to end up. But it's where Jess Moulson... Read more »
By: Samantha Hunt
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell & Emily Woo Zeller
Length: 11 hours 24 minutes
A contemporary gothic from an author in the company of Kelly Link and Aimee Bender, Mr. Splitfoot tracks two women in two times as they march toward a mysterious reckoning.
Ruth and Nat are orphans, packed into a house full of abandoned children run by a religious fanatic. To entertain their siblings, they channel the dead. Decades later, Ruth’s... Read more »Learn more
By: Augusten Burroughs
Narrated by: Augusten Burroughs
Length: 8 hours 43 minutes
"Burroughs has lived this story, so his delivery perfectly matches the tone and pacing needed. Focusing on a series of failed relationships, Burroughs lets his voice rise in both tension and tenor as he analyzes the reasons, with help from analysis, that some relationships work and others are doomed by the personal quirks of both people." —... Read more »Learn more
By: Glen Weldon
Narrated by: Glen Weldon
Length: 9 hours 25 minutes
A witty, intelligent cultural history from NPR book critic Glen Weldon explains Batman’s rises and falls throughout the ages—and what his story tells us about ourselves.
Since his creation, Batman has been many things: a two-fisted detective; a planet-hopping gadabout; a campy Pop-art sensation; a pointy-eared master spy; and a grim and gritty... Read more »
By: Helen Simonson
Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
Length: 15 hours 46 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A novel to cure your Downton Abbey withdrawal . . . a delightful story about nontraditional romantic relationships, class snobbery and the everybody-knows-everybody complications of living in a small community.”—The Washington Post
The bestselling author of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand returns with a breathtaking... Read more »
By: Viola Shipman
Narrated by: Andi Arndt
Length: 8 hours 33 minutes
Lose yourself to the magic of The Charm Bracelet.
Through an heirloom charm bracelet, three women will rediscover the importance of family and a passion for living as each charm changes their lives.
On her birthday each year, Lolly’s mother gave her a charm, along with the advice that there is nothing more important than keeping family memories... Read more »Learn more
By: Jung Yun
Narrated by: Raymond Lee
Length: 8 hours 45 minutes
You can never know what goes on behind closed doors.
One of The Millions' Most Anticipated Books of the Year (Selected by Edan Lepucki)
Kyung Cho is a young father burdened by a house he can’t afford. For years, he and his wife, Gillian, have lived beyond their means. Now their debts and bad decisions are catching up with them, and Kyung is... Read more »Learn more
By: Tracy Chevalier
Narrated by: Hillary Huber, Mark Bramhall, Kirby Heyborne & Cassandra Morris
Length: 9 hours
“With impeccable research and flawless prose, Chevalier perfectly conjures the grandeur of the pristine Wild West . . . and the everyday adventurers—male and female—who were bold enough or foolish enough to be drawn to the unknown. She crafts for us an excellent experience.”
From internationally bestselling author Tracy Chevalier,... Read more »
By: Jacquelyn Mitchard
Narrated by: George Newbern
Length: 12 hours 54 minutes
From Jacquelyn Mitchard, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Deep End of the Ocean, the “suspenseful, otherwordly, and nearly impossible to put down” (People) story about an unlikely hero whose life is transformed when he rescues a boy with an extraordinary gift.
Just hours after his wife and her entire family perish in the Christmas... Read more »
By: Chris Pavone
Narrated by: Paul Michael
Length: 17 hours 9 minutes
A pulse-racing international thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Expats and The Accident
It’s 3:00am. Do you know where your husband is?
Meet Will Rhodes: travel writer, recently married, barely solvent, his idealism rapidly giving way to disillusionment and the worry that he’s living the wrong life. Then one night,... Read more »
By: Rebecca Traister & Rebecca Traister
Narrated by: Candace Thaxton
Length: 11 hours 39 minutes
* NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2016 SELECTION * BEST BOOKS OF 2016 SELECTION BY THE BOSTON GLOBE * ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY * NPR * CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY *
The New York Times bestselling investigation into the sexual, economic, and emotional lives of women is “an informative and thought-provoking book for anyone—not just the single ladies—who... Read more »
By: Lisa Lutz
Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
Length: 8 hours 55 minutes
“A dead-serious thriller (with a funny bone)” (The New York Times Book Review), from the author of the New York Times bestselling Spellman Files series, comes the story of a woman who creates and sheds new identities as she crisscrosses the country to escape her past.
Forty-eight hours after leaving her husband’s body at the base of the stairs,... Read more »
By: Walter Tevis
Narrated by: Nicole Poole & Robert Fass
Length: 9 hours 41 minutes
In a world where the human population has suffered devastating losses, a handful of survivors cling to what passes for life in a post-apocalyptic, dying landscape. A world where humans wander, drugged and lulled by electronic bliss. A dying world of no children and no art, where reading is forbidden. And a strange love triangle: Spofforth, who... Read more »Learn more
By: Joyce Maynard
Narrated by: Joyce Maynard
Length: 9 hours 12 minutes
The New York Times bestselling author of Labor Day and After Her returns with a poignant story about the true meaning—and the true price—of friendship.
Drinking cost Helen her marriage and custody of her seven-year-old son, Ollie. Once an aspiring art photographer, she now makes ends meet taking portraits of school children and working for a... Read more »Learn more
By: Joshilyn Jackson
Narrated by: Joshilyn Jackson
Length: 11 hours 34 minutes
A fiercely independent divorce lawyer learns the power of family and connection when she receives a cryptic message from her estranged mother in this bittersweet, witty novel from the nationally bestselling author of Someone Else’s Love Story and gods in Alabama—an emotionally resonant tale about the endurance of love and the power of stories to... Read more »Learn more
By: Ashley Warlick
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 10 hours 49 minutes
“Absolutely dazzling.” –Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife
“Filled with food and passion...If you love historical fiction, you'll fall hard for this one.” —Bustle.com
She’d made it sound as though her husband would be joining them for dinner. She’d made it sound that way on purpose, and then she arrived alone.
Los Angeles, 1934. Mary Frances... Read more »