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2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

A Searing Portrait of Love and Grief

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  • Big Little Lies (






UNABRIDGED) by Liane Moriarty Narrated by Caroline Lee

    Big Little Lies

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    • By Liane Moriarty
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
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    Pirriwee Public's annual school Trivia Night has ended in a shocking riot. One parent is dead. The school principal is horrified. As police investigate what appears to have been a tragic accident, signs begin to indicate that this devastating death might have been cold-blooded murder. In this thought-provoking novel, number-one New York Times best-selling author Liane Moriarty deftly explores the reality of parenting and playground politics, ex-husbands and ex-wives, and fractured families.

    Barbara Breto says: "WAIT FOR REVIEWS BEFORE PURCHASING"
  • Mr. Mercedes: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Stephen King Narrated by Will Patton

    Mr. Mercedes: A Novel

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    In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

    Marci says: "King and Patton create a winning combo"
  • The Goldfinch (






UNABRIDGED) by Donna Tartt Narrated by David Pittu

    The Goldfinch

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    • Narrated By David Pittu
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    The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity. It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

    B.J. says: "A stunning achievement - for author and narrator"
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UNABRIDGED) by Anthony Doerr Narrated by Zach Appelman

    All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel

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  • Lost Lake (






UNABRIDGED) by Sarah Addison Allen Narrated by Janet Metzger

    Lost Lake

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    Jen says: "Pure Sarah Addison Allen"
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    Orphan Train: A Novel

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    Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to "aging out" out of the foster care system. A community-service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse.... As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance.

    Susan says: "Fascinating Journey for Two"
  • The Invention of Wings: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Sue Monk Kidd Narrated by Jenna Lamia, Adepero Oduye, Sue Monk Kidd

    The Invention of Wings: A Novel

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    From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world - and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

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  • The Book Thief (






UNABRIDGED) by Markus Zusak Narrated by Allan Corduner

    The Book Thief

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    • By Markus Zusak
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    It's just a small story really, about, among other things, a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist: books.

    Shannon says: "Word Thief"
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  • Dragonfly in Amber (






UNABRIDGED) by Diana Gabaldon Narrated by Davina Porter

    Dragonfly in Amber

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    New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon enchanted scores of fans with Outlander, her electrifying historical saga set in 18th-century Scotland. Now this sequel sweeps listeners back into the past as Claire relates more of her perilous sojourn there with her Scottish warrior husband, James Fraser. Twenty years after her strange journey back in time, Claire has returned to Scotland with her daughter, determined to share with her the secret she has harbored since her time travel.

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UNABRIDGED) by Liane Moriarty Narrated by Caroline Lee

    The Husband's Secret

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    Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret - something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive....

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    Now, picking up from A Discovery of Witches' cliff-hanger ending, Shadow of Night plunges Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont into Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew's old friends, the mysterious School of Night that includes Christopher Marlowe and Walter Raleigh. Here, Diana must locate a witch to tutor her in magic, Matthew is forced to confront a past he thought he had put to rest, and the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens. Deborah Harkness has crafted a gripping journey through a world of alchemy, time travel, and magical discoveries.

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UNABRIDGED) by Diana Gabaldon Narrated by Davina Porter

    Voyager

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    Set in the intriguing Scotland of 200 years ago, the third installment in the romantic adventures of Jamie and Claire is as compelling as the first. Now that Claire knows Jamie survived the slaughter at Culloden, she is faced with the most difficult decision of her life. She aches to travel back through time again to find the love of her life, but, in order to do that, she must leave their daughter behind.

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    The No-Gunman: A Frontier Tale of Outlaws, Lawlessness, and One Man’s Code of Honor

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    As a young man Monte Calhoun was as wild as they come, thinking the measure of a man was how hard he could drink and how straight he can shoot. But several years of schooling back East have changed him. Now, as steadfast and principled as a young Jimmy Stewart, Monte has become The No-Gun Man.The East Coast has civilized him, and he’s bringing some of that civilization home to Superstition, Arizona...even if it means refusing to avenge the murder of his own father.

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UNABRIDGED) by L. Ron Hubbard Narrated by R. F. Daley, Erika Christensen, Jim Meskimen, John Mariano, Bob Caso

    The Red Dragon

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    • By L. Ron Hubbard
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    As a lieutenant in the US Marine Corps - as handsome and cocky as Richard Gere - Michael Stuart was once considered an officer and a gentleman. But that’s all changed. Now he’s seen as a renegade, a traitor, and a thief. Stuart is a man without a country...and perhaps without a prayer. Why? Because in a daring plot to foil the Japanese puppet regime in China, he set out to reinstate the country’s true emperor. Known now as The Red Dragon, Stuart is a soldier of fortune in war-torn Manchuria - and a man of honor in a world of treachery.

  • Lookout Hill: Ralph Cotton Western Series, Book 27 (






UNABRIDGED) by Ralph Cotton Narrated by George Guidall

    Lookout Hill: Ralph Cotton Western Series, Book 27

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    One bad turn deserves another. Arizona Ranger Sam Burrack is deep in Old Mexico, tracking two of the most heinous outlaws it' s ever been his bad luck to track. Hodding "Hot Aces" Siebert and Bobby Hugh Bellibar have nine bank robberies, three train hijackings, and more than a dozen payroll raids to their names. And they' ve left an undertaker' s fortune in dead bodies all along the border country. But there is no honor among thieves.

  • The Family Jensen: Massacre Canyon (






UNABRIDGED) by William W. Johnstone Narrated by Jack Garrett

    The Family Jensen: Massacre Canyon

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    • By William W. Johnstone
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    Two outlaw brothers have been leaving a blood-trail on their way to infamy on the western frontier. Until bounty hunter Luke Jensen catches one of the black-hearted Kroll brothers away from his gang. But while Luke is trying to get Mordecai Kroll from jail to justice, he's ambushed by the Kroll gang and taken prisoner. And that draws Luke's own brother, Smoke Jensen, into the fight, guns drawn....

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  • Red Death over China (






UNABRIDGED) by L. Ron Hubbard Narrated by R. F. Daley, Chris Emerson, Thomas Silcott, Tamra Meskimen, Jim Meskimen, Robert Wu, Max Williams

    Red Death over China

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    • By L. Ron Hubbard
    • Narrated By R. F. Daley, Chris Emerson, Thomas Silcott, and others
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    It is one of the greatest conflicts - and a pivotal turning point - in history…the Chinese civil war. On one side stands Chiang Kai-shek and the Nationalists. On the other, Mao Zedong and the Communists. And their forces are about to meet in a decisive battle…the outcome of which is in the hands of one American pilot, John Hampton, a man who, like Bogart in Casablanca, couldn’t care less.… He’s a mercenary, flying for the highest bidder, his only loyalty to himself and to cold hard cash.

  • Rescuing Jack (






UNABRIDGED) by Caitlin Ricci Narrated by Tyler Stevens

    Rescuing Jack

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    Werewolves are real. Marius enjoys the irony that everyone calls him a dog whisperer, not just because he's a werewolf, but for his work at the local animal shelter. He has a unique talent for pairing families with their perfect pets upon first meeting them. But he's still looking for acceptance and a forever family of his own. Then Jack comes into the rescue looking for a big, mean dog. To prevent Jack from making the wrong choice, Marius convinces him to adopt a needy spaniel mix instead.

  • Sky Birds Dare! (






UNABRIDGED) by L. Ron Hubbard Narrated by R. F. Daley, Molly Yurchak, Michael Yurchak, Tait Ruppert, Mark Silverman

    Sky Birds Dare!

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 50 mins)
    • By L. Ron Hubbard
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    When it comes to flying gliders, ace pilot Breeze Callaghan is as smooth as they come. He perfects a skill that will prove vitally important for decades to come - even into the jet age, as demonstrated by Captain Sully Sullenberger, who famously landed his disabled passenger plane on the Hudson River. Sully’s jet was brought down by a flock of geese, while Breeze is going up against a vulture named Badger O’Dowell. Both pilots are vying for a Navy contract, and Badger would love to shoot the Breeze...literally.

  • Riding the Pulp Trail (






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    Riding the Pulp Trail

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    • By Paul S. Powers
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    Most fans of Western fiction know Paul S. Powers as one of the foundation authors of the famous pulp magazine of the 1930s and 1940s, Wild West Weekly, in which his popular characters Sonny Tabor, Kid Wolf, Freckles Malone, and Johnny Forty-five appeared for 15 years. Lesser known is the career Powers had after Wild West Weekly stopped publication in 1943. Powers continued to write for the best of the Western fiction magazines throughout the 1940s.

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  • Song of the Shank (






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    Song of the Shank

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    Song of the Shank is a novel loosely based on the life of Thomas Greene Wiggins, a 19th-century African American piano virtuoso and composer who performed under the stage name Blind Tom. Told through the eyes and minds of people who try to manipulate or use Tom for one reason or another, the novel is an imaginative meditation on issues of blindness, race, and the role and importance of art and critical thinking in our world today.

  • Valley of Fire (






UNABRIDGED) by Johnny D. Boggs Narrated by Tom Stechshulte

    Valley of Fire

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    • By Johnny D. Boggs
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    Micah Bishop doesn't believe in miracles - until a derringer-packing nun busts him out of jail. But it's not Christian charity that's driving Sister Genevieve - she wants Micah to take her to a place called the Valley of Fire, deep in the most lawless and perilous part of New Mexico Territory. It was here where an order of nuns met their Maker, and it's Sister Genevieve's mission to see that they are given a proper funeral. Or so she claims.

  • The Diary of a Sugar Mom: Don't Tell the Kids! (






UNABRIDGED) by Robin Marshall Narrated by Robin Marshall

    The Diary of a Sugar Mom: Don't Tell the Kids!

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    This is a story of a strong woman who raised her children, held a full time job, and kept her "secret" from everyone! When faced with an underemployed husband and her own temporary job loss, this "Girl Next Door" discovered the world of "Sugar Daddy." The character Dora was a devoted wife, mother, daughter and respected professional woman - who had a secret.

  • The Slickers: In Which a Western Lawmen Cracks Down on Crime...in Manhattan (






UNABRIDGED) by L. Ron Hubbard Narrated by R. F. Daley, Tamra Meskimen, Phil Proctor, Kristin Proctor, Corey Burton, John Mariano, Enn Reitel

    The Slickers: In Which a Western Lawmen Cracks Down on Crime...in Manhattan

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 15 mins)
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    Tex Larimee is a grizzled Arizona sheriff who’s leaving the deserts of Cactus County behind, blazing a trail east to mix it up with The Slickers in the canyons of Manhattan. Years later, Clint Eastwood would follow the exact same trail in Coogan’s Bluff - a western lawman on the loose in New York City. Tex’s welcome to New York is a rude one. Robbed of his cash, gun, and badge, he’s locked in a room in back of a run-down bar. Breaking out of the bar, he goes looking for his best friend…only to find him dead, his throat cut.