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Strangers in a Strange Land

Plunge into the Abyss

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  • The Handmaid's Tale (






UNABRIDGED) by Margaret Atwood Narrated by Claire Danes

    The Handmaid's Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Claire Danes
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    Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to read. She must pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name....

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  • The Hundred-Foot Journey: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Richard C. Morais Narrated by Neil Shah

    The Hundred-Foot Journey: A Novel

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    Born above his grandfather’s modest restaurant in Mumbai, Hassan first experienced life through intoxicating whiffs of spicy fish curry, trips to the local markets, and gourmet outings with his mother. But when tragedy pushes the family out of India, they console themselves by eating their way around the world, eventually settling in Lumière, a small village in the French Alps.

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  • Breakfast at Tiffany's (






UNABRIDGED) by Truman Capote Narrated by Michael C. Hall

    Breakfast at Tiffany's

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    Golden Globe-winning actor Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Six Feet Under) performs Truman Capote's masterstroke about a young writer's charmed fascination with his unorthodox neighbor, the "American geisha" Holly Golightly. Holly - a World War II-era society girl in her late teens - survives via socialization, attending parties and restaurants with men from the wealthy upper class who also provide her with money and expensive gifts. Over the course of the novella, the seemingly shallow Holly slowly opens up to the curious protagonist.

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  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (






UNABRIDGED) by Jonas Jonasson Narrated by Steven Crossley

    The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

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    After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash.

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  • Life of Pi (






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    Pi Patel has been raised in a zoo in India. When his father decides to move the family to Canada and sell the animals to American zoos, everyone boards a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and 16-year-old Pi finds himself alone on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon it's just Pi, the tiger, and the vast Pacific Ocean - for 227 days. Pi's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive until they reach the coast of Mexico, where the tiger disappears into the jungle.

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    America is a barren landscape of smoldering ashes, devoid of life except for those people still struggling to scratch out some type of existence. Amidst this destruction, a father and his young son walk, always toward the coast, but with no real understanding that circumstances will improve once they arrive. Still, they persevere, and their relationship comes to represent goodness in a world of utter devastation.

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  • God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (






UNABRIDGED) by Kurt Vonnegut Narrated by Eric Michael Summerer

    God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

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    Eliot Rosewater, a drunk volunteer fireman and president of the fabulously rich Rosewater Foundation, is about to attempt a noble experiment with human nature, with a little help from writer Kilgore Trout. The result is Kurt Vonnegut's funniest satire, an etched-in-acid portrayal of the greed, hypocrisy, and follies of the flesh we are all heir to.

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  • Fight Club (






UNABRIDGED) by Chuck Palahniuk Narrated by Jim Colby

    Fight Club

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    When a listless office employee (the narrator) meets Tyler Durden, his life begins to take on a strange new dimension. Together they form Fight Club - a secretive underground group sponsoring bloody bare-knuckle boxing matches staged in seedy alleys, vacant warehouses, and dive-bar basements. Fight Club lets ordinary men vent their suppressed rage, and it quickly develops a fanatical following.

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  • At the Mountains of Madness [Blackstone Edition] (






UNABRIDGED) by H. P. Lovecraft Narrated by Edward Herrmann

    At the Mountains of Madness [Blackstone Edition]

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    This Lovecraft classic is a must-have for every fan of classic terror. When a geologist leads an expedition to the Antarctic plateau, his aim is to find rock and plant specimens from deep within the continent. The barren landscape offers no evidence of any life form - until they stumble upon the ruins of a lost civilization. Strange fossils of creatures unknown to man lead the team deeper, where they find carved stones dating back millions of years. But it is their discovery of the terrifying city of the Old Ones that leads them to an encounter with an untold menace.

    Jeffrey says: "Not for everyone"
  • A Town Like Alice (






UNABRIDGED) by Nevil Shute Narrated by Robin Bailey

    A Town Like Alice

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    Wanting to repay a wartime debt to the Malays, Jean Paget returns. There she hears a story which leads her to Australia.

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    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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    • By Mark Haddon
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    Fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone has Asperger's Syndrome, a condition similar to autism. He doesn't like to be touched or meet new people, he cannot make small talk, and he hates the colors brown and yellow. He is a math whiz with a very logical brain who loves solving puzzles that have definite answers.

    Robert says: "Endearing. Pathos, humor, reality, and insight."
  • The Wicked Girls (






UNABRIDGED) by Alex Marwood Narrated by Anna Bentinck

    The Wicked Girls

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    On a fateful summer morning in 1986, two 11-year-old girls meet for the first time. By the end of the day, they will both be charged with murder. Twenty-five years later, journalist Kirsty Lindsay is reporting on a series of sickening attacks on young female tourists in a seaside vacation town when her investigation leads her to interview carnival cleaner Amber Gordon. For Kirsty and Amber, it's the first time they've seen each other since that dark day so many years ago. Now with new, vastly different lives - and unknowing families to protect - will they really be able to keep their wicked secret hidden?

    Lesley says: "I didn't want to like these girls..."
  • Island of a Thousand Mirrors (






UNABRIDGED) by Nayomi Munaweera Narrated by Priya Ayyar

    Island of a Thousand Mirrors

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    Yasodhara tells the story of her own Sinhala family, rich in love, with everything they could ask for. As a child in idyllic Colombo, social hierarchies, their parents’ ambitions, teenage love shape Yasodhara and her siblings’ lives, and, subtly, the differences between Tamil and Sinhala people; but the peace is shattered by the tragedies of war. Yasodhara's family escapes to Los Angeles. But Yasodhara's life has already become intertwined with a young Tamil girl's.

  • A Love Spell Gone Awry (






UNABRIDGED) by Kym Kostos Narrated by Kym Kostos

    A Love Spell Gone Awry

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    Things were starting to get out of control. I didn't know what was happening. Everywhere I went, guys were falling in love with me. Guys I had never met before, never knew existed were asking me out, bringing me flowers, following me, writing me love poems, etc.

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UNABRIDGED) by Amy Lane Narrated by Nick J. Russo

    Bolt-Hole

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    Terrell Washington's childhood was a trifecta of suck: being black, gay, and poor in America has no upside. Terrell climbed his way out of the hood only to hit a glass ceiling and stop, frozen, a chain restaurant bartender with a journalism degree. His one bright spot is Colby Meyers, a coworker who has no fear, no inhibitions, and sees no boundaries. Terrell and Colby spend their summers at the river and their breaks on the back dock of Papiano's.

  • Citizen Hollywood: The Garden of Allah, Book 3 (






UNABRIDGED) by Martin Turnbull Narrated by John C. Zak

    Citizen Hollywood: The Garden of Allah, Book 3

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    Hollywood, 1939: When Tinseltown begins to woo wunderkind Orson Welles, he stashes himself at the Chateau Marmont until he's ready to make his splashy entrance. But gossip columnist Kathryn Massey knows he's there. Kathryn has been on the outs with Hollywood since her ill-fated move to Life magazine, but now that she's back at the Hollywood Reporter, she's desperate to find the Next Big Thing.

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  • Diner Tales: A Contemporary Canterbury Anthology (






UNABRIDGED) by Andy Bunch Narrated by Fred Wolinsky

    Diner Tales: A Contemporary Canterbury Anthology

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    Published in Middle English near the end of the 14th century, The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, became an important part of literature and history because it captured the people and the stories of an era. Author Andy R. Bunch has compiled a modern equivalent of his own tales. Like the original, this is an opus and destined to meld with the fabric of history and literature.

  • Seeing Trouble: Deadwood Mystery Shorts, Book 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Ann Charles Narrated by Lisa Larsen

    Seeing Trouble: Deadwood Mystery Shorts, Book 1

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    What do you get when you combine a chicken named Elvis, a locked diary, and a secret Violet Parker does not want share with her daughter? Seeing Trouble is the first of many short stories involving the characters of the Deadwood Mystery series.

  • Twas the Bite before Christmas (






UNABRIDGED) by Drac Von Stoller, Michael Adashefski Narrated by Dan Absalonson

    Twas the Bite before Christmas

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    It was a busier than usual Christmas Eve night. Santa Claus had many extra deliveries to make due to an unexpected explosion in the world's population this past year, giving him several extra pounds of toys to deliver to all of those screaming new babies. But this Christmas Eve night, things were about to become ugly for Santa Claus thanks to an unexpected stop he was about to make.

  • Frankie & Al (






UNABRIDGED) by Sue Brown Narrated by Max Lehnen

    Frankie & Al

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    Dumped by his boyfriend, Frankie Mason goes out with the girls, gets totally trashed, and ends his night by falling in front of a taxi. He's rescued by a man with beautiful green eyes who takes care of him until he's put into an ambulance. Frankie curses himself as he realizes he doesn't have the man's phone number. Still in pain a few days later, he is dragged out to a club only to be saved by Green Eyes once more. This time, he isn't letting the man go.

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  • When Love Comes Around (






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    When Love Comes Around

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    An episode of a light-hearted mystery series, with American, Canadian, and British actresses and actors. Adam Grant, or so his name appears to be, finds himself in a hotel room with a person he doesn't recognise: himself. His attempts to find out who he is, embroil him in a number of strange and sometimes dangerous situations in many parts of the world. (As this script was written in the 1970s, one may guess that its main theme was very attractive to other authors!)

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    Bath, 1816. Clytemnestra Preston has become so terrified of life that she refuses to leave her room. Not even her family can convince her to take her place in Society again. Doctor Samuel Whittington, late of His Majesty's Army, may be her only chance for a cure... and romance. Can Sam convince Clytie to open the door, and her heart?