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“Through Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov's ordinary encounters and activities within the bounds of the four walls of post-revolutionary Moscow's Metropol Hotel, where he is under house arrest, Towles deftly guides readers across a century of Russian history, from the Bolshevik uprising to the dawn of the nuclear age under Krushchev. Grandiloquent language and drama reminiscent of Tolstoy gradually give way to action and tradecraft suggestive of le Carre in this lovely and entertaining tale of one man's determination to maintain his dignity and passion for life, even after being stripped of his title, belongings, and freedom. Reading A Gentleman in Moscow is pure pleasure!”Becky Dayton, The Vermont Book Shop
By: Natasha Solomons
Narrated by: James Langton
Length: 12 hours 53 minutes
A captivating novel that evokes the author’s New York Times bestseller The House at TynefordIt’s a terrible thing to covet your brother’s girl.New Year’s Eve, 1946. Candles flicker, and a gramophone scratches out a tune as guests dance and sip champagne. For one night only, Hartgrove Hall relives better days. Harry Fox-Talbot and his brothers... Read More »
By: Lila Bowen
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 10 hours 47 minutes
"Wake of Vultures will kick your a** up one page and down the other." -- io9
Nettie Lonesome dreams of a greater life than toiling as a slave in the sandy desert. But when a stranger attacks her, Nettie wins more than the fight.
Now she's got friends, a good horse, and a better gun. But if she can't kill the thing haunting her nightmares and... Read More »
By: Mary Doria Russell
Narrated by: Hillary Huber
Length: 19 hours 32 minutes
Mary Doria Russell, the bestselling, award-winning author of The Sparrow, returns with Epitaph. An American Iliad, this richly detailed and meticulously researched historical novel continues the story she began in Doc, following Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday to Tombstone, Arizona, and to the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
A deeply divided nation.... Read More »
By: Jill Leovy
Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
Length: 13 hours 23 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, USA TODAY, AND CHICAGO TRIBUNE • A masterly work of literary journalism about a senseless murder, a relentless detective, and the great plague of homicide in America
NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE... Read More »
By: Laurel Braitman
Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
Length: 11 hours 35 minutes
**“Science Friday” Summer Reading Pick**
**Discover magazine Top 5 Summer Reads**
**People magazine Best Summer Reads**
“A lovely, big-hearted book…brimming with compassion and the tales of the many, many humans who devote their days to making animals well” (The New York Times).
Have you ever wondered if your dog might be a bit depressed? How... Read More »
By: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Narrated by: Fred Berman
Length: 31 hours 6 minutes
The most highly-anticipated novel in the Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark-Hunter series since Acheron is here—the unforgettable story of Styxx, Acheron's twin brother and one of the most powerful beings on earth
Just when you thought doomsday was over . . .
Centuries ago Acheron saved the human race by imprisoning an ancient evil bent on absolute... Read More »
By: Kelly Barnhill
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Length: 7 hours 19 minutes
The end of their world begins with a story. This one.
In most fairy tales, princesses are beautiful, dragons are terrifying, and stories are harmless. This isn't most fairy tales.
Princess Violet is plain, reckless, and quite possibly too clever for her own good. Particularly when it comes to telling stories. One day she and her best friend,... Read More »
By: Jaci Burton
Narrated by: Lucy Malone
Length: 8 hours 21 minutes
The last thing Jenna Riley needs is more sports in her life. While her brothers are off being athletic superstars, she's stuck running the family's sports bar, whether she likes it or not. Then, in walks pro hockey stud Tyler Anderson. As much as Jenna would like to go to the boards with him, she's vowed to never fall for a jock—even one as hot... Read More »
By: Dana Spiotta
Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
Length: 7 hours 3 minutes
Stone Arabia is about family, obsession, memory, and the urge to create-in isolation, at the margins of our winner-take-all culture. In the sibling relationship, "there are no first impressions, no seductions, no getting to know each other," says Denise Kranis. For her and her brother Nik, now in their forties, no relationship is more... Read More »
By: China Miéville
Narrated by: Susan Duerden
Length: 12 hours 22 minutes
China Miéville doesn’t follow trends, he sets them. Relentlessly pushing his own boundaries as a writer—and in the process expanding the boundaries of the entire field—with Embassytown, Miéville has crafted an extraordinary novel that is not only a moving personal drama but a gripping adventure of alien contact and war.
In the far future, humans... Read More »
By: Margo Lanagan
Narrated by: Anne Flosnik & Michael Page
Length: 14 hours 11 minutes
Liga lives modestly in her own personal heaven, given to her by natural magic in exchange for her earthly life. Her two daughters, gentle Branza and curious Urdda, grow up in this soft world, protected from the violence, predation, and village prejudice that once harmed their mother. But the real world cannot be denied forever—magicked men and... Read More »
By: Robert Silverberg
Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
Length: 19 hours 31 minutes
The planet Majipoor is shared by humans and several alien races, including four-armed Skandars, three-eyed Liiman, and the native, shape-shifting Metamorphs. All are watched over by the King of Dreams, the labyrinth-dwelling Pontifex, and the Lady of the Isle of Sleep, while the Coronal officially rules from atop Castle Mount. The Majipoor Cycle... Read More »
By: Diana Wynne Jones
Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
Length: 7 hours 8 minutes
At first, orphan Cat Chant isn't jealous of his magically gifted sister Gwendolen. After all, she is the only family he has left. But, then the mysterious sorcerer Chrestomanci adopts them and changes their lives forever. In this book, which won the Guardian Award for Children's books, author Diana Wynne Jones' characters come fully alive as... Read More »
By: David Rakoff
Narrated by: David Rakoff
Length: 4 hours 12 minutes
You've heard him on This American Life! Now read his book!
Wherever he is, David Rakoff is a fish out of water. Whether impersonating Sigmund Freud in a department store window during the holidays, climbing an icy mountain in cheap loafers, playing an evil modeling agent on a daytime soap opera, or learning primitive survival skills in the wilds... Read More »