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“Nora Ephron is precisely the friend you want to have when you're 40 years old and in the throes of a whopper mid-life crisis. She'll join you for a dinner of wine and crackers, listen dutifully, and then bestow upon your soul a few good-natured one-liners, as though rubbing Vick's over a congested chest.”Eleanor, Main Street Books Davidson
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 ourwinner-take-all culture.
In thesibling relationship, “there are no first impressions, no seductions, nogetting to know each other,” says Denise Kranis. For her and her brother Nik,now in their forties, no relationship is more significant....Read more » Learn more
By: Tayari Jones
Narrated by: Rosalyn Coleman-Williams & Heather Alicia Simms
Length: 10 hours 22 minutes
With the opening line of Silver Sparrow, “My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist,” author Tayari Jones unveils a breathtaking story about a man’s deception, a family’s complicity, and two teenage girls caught in the middle.
Set in Atlanta in the 1980s, the novel revolves around James Witherspoon’s two families—the public one and the secret...Read more » Learn more
By: Jo Nesbo
Narrated by: Robin Sachs
Length: 15 hours 37 minutes
Internationally acclaimed crime writer Jo Nesbø’s antihero police investigator, Harry Hole, is back: in a bone-chilling thriller that will take Hole to the brink of insanity.
Oslo in November. The first snow of the season has fallen. A boy named Jonas wakes in the night to find his mother gone. Out his window, in the cold moonlight, he sees the... Read more »
By: Christina Haag
Narrated by: Christina Haag
Length: 9 hours 36 minutes
When Christina Haag was growing up on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, John F. Kennedy, Jr., was just one of the boys in her circle of prep school friends, a skinny kid who lived with his mother and sister on Fifth Avenue and who happened to have a Secret Service detail following him at a discreet distance at all times. A decade later, after...Read more » Learn more
By: Cornelia Funke
Narrated by: Elliot Hill
Length: 6 hours 44 minutes
Beyond the mirror, the darkest fairy tales come alive. . . .
For years, Jacob Reckless has enjoyed the Mirrorworld’s secrets and treasures.
His younger brother has followed him.
Now dark magic will turn the boy to beast, break the heart of the girl he loves, and destroy everything Jacob holds most dear. . . .
Unless he can find a way to... Read more »
By: Daniel Keyes
Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
Length: 8 hours 59 minutes
Charlie Gordon knows that he isn't very bright. At 32, he mops floors in a bakery and earns just enough to get by. Three evenings a week, he studies at a center for retarded adults. But all of this is about to change for Charlie. As part of a daring experiment, doctors are going to perform surgery on Charlie's brain. They hope the operation and... Read more »Learn 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 »Learn more
By: Greg Bear
Narrated by: George Guidall
Length: 10 hours 54 minutes
Vergil's innovative experiment restructuring the cells of a common virus becomes a nightmare when, in order to save his research, Vergil injects the entire culture into his bloodstream. Read more »Learn more
By: Kate Summerscale
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Length: 9 hours 40 minutes
In June of 1860 three-year-old Saville Kent was found at the bottom of an outdoor privy with his throat slit. The crime horrified all England and led to a national obsession with detection, ironically destroying, in the process, the career of perhaps the greatest detective in the land.
At the time, the detective was a relatively new invention;... Read more »
By: Robert Silverberg
Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
Length: 19 hours 31 minutes
The search for his lost past leads to a battle for his future.
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...Read more » Learn more
By: Robert Charles Wilson
Narrated by: Scott Brick
One night in October when he was ten years old, Tyler Dupree stood in his back yard and watched the stars go out. They all flared into brilliance at once, then disappeared, replaced by a flat, empty black barrier. He and his best friends, Jason and Diane Lawton, had seen what became known as the Big Blackout. It would shape their lives.
The...Read more » Learn more
By: H.G. Wells
Narrated by: Victoria Morgan
Length: 4 hours 48 minutes
" I had not expected the suffering. A night of racking anguish, sickness and fainting. I became insensible and woke languid in the darkness. I shall never forget that dawn, and the strange horror of seeing that my hands had become as clouded glass, and watching them grow clearer and thinner as the day went by. My limbs became glassy, the bones... Read more »Learn more
By: John Scalzi
Narrated by: William Dufris
Length: 10 hours 26 minutes
John Scalzi's eagerly anticipated sequel to the extraordinary Old Man's War
The Ghost Brigades are the Special Forces of the Colonial Defense Forces, elite troops created from the DNA of the dead and turned into the perfect soldiers for the CDF's toughest operations. They're young, they're fast and strong, and they're totally without normal human...
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 »Learn more
By: Jim Fergus
Narrated by: Laura Hicks
Length: 14 hours 54 minutes
One Thousand White Women is the story of May Dodd and a colorful assembly of pioneer women who, under the auspices of the US government, travel to the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians. The covert and controversial Brides for Indians program, launched by the administration of Ulysses S. Grant, is intended to help...Read more » Learn more
By: Michael Cunningham
Narrated by: Michael Cunningham
Length: 6 hours 15 minutes
Winner of the Pulitzer prize, the Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction, and nominated for 9 Academy Awards, The Hours is now available on Unabridged CD.
Passionate, profound, and deeply moving, The Hours tells the story of three women: Clarissa Vaughan, who one New York morning goes about planning a party in honor of a beloved friend; Laura Brown, who...
By: Sophie Kinsella
Narrated by: Emily Gray
Length: 11 hours 42 minutes
Sophie Kinsella's debut is a rollicking romp through the perils of shopping and spending, spending, spending! Becky can't resist a sale, and she's only a little overdrawn on her VISA. Besides, that new scarf is just too cute to pass up. Readers will laugh aloud at Becky's retail adventures as she finds new and creative ways to relieve her... Read more »Learn 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 »
By: Kathleen McGhee-Anderson
Narrated by: David Downing, Cyndi James Gossett, Tommy Hicks, Lamakhosi Kunene, John LaFayette, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Loren Lester, Tina Lifford, Nan Martin, Marian Mercer, Felton Perry & Esther Scott
Length: 1 hours 33 minutes
As the twenties roared and the Harlem renaissance thrived, a young woman from rural Florida became the toast of literary New York. Jump at the Sun chronicles the passionate life of Zora Neale Hurston (author of “Their Eyes Are Watching God”) who went from spinning tales on the front porch of a country store, to writing prize-winning stories,...Read more » Learn more
By: Laura Esquivel
Narrated by: Kate Reading
Length: 5 hours 52 minutes
Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Mexico became a bestselling phenomenon with its winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit. The classic love story takes place on the De la Garza ranch, as the tyrannical owner, Mama Elena, chops onions at the kitchen table in her final... Read more »Learn more