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2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

A Searing Portrait of Love and Grief

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  • Mr. Mercedes: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Stephen King Narrated by Will Patton

    Mr. Mercedes: A Novel

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    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Will Patton
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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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    • By Donna Tartt
    • 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"
  • The Bonfire of the Vanities (






UNABRIDGED) by Tom Wolfe Narrated by Joe Barrett

    The Bonfire of the Vanities

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    • By Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
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    Tom Wolfe's best-selling modern classic tells the story of Sherman McCoy, an elite Wall Street bond trader who has it all: wealth, power, prestige, a Park Avenue apartment, a beautiful wife, and an even more beautiful mistress - until one wrong turn sends Sherman spiraling downward into a humiliating fall from grace. A car accident in the Bronx involving Sherman, his girlfriend, and two young lower-class black men sets a match to the incendiary racial and social tensions of 1980s New York City.

    JOHN says: "TEN STARS"
  • All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Anthony Doerr Narrated by Zach Appelman

    All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel

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    • By Anthony Doerr
    • Narrated By Zach Appelman
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    Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is 12, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

    Tawney says: "A remarkable listening experience"
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  • 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

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Sue Monk Kidd
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Adepero Oduye, Sue Monk Kidd
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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.

    Jan says: "Historical Fiction - beautifully quilted!"
  • Orphan Train: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Christina Baker Kline Narrated by Jessica Almasy, Suzanne Toren

    Orphan Train: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Christina Baker Kline
    • Narrated By Jessica Almasy, Suzanne Toren
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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 Book Thief (






UNABRIDGED) by Markus Zusak Narrated by Allan Corduner

    The Book Thief

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Markus Zusak
    • Narrated By Allan Corduner
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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"
  • Dragonfly in Amber (






UNABRIDGED) by Diana Gabaldon Narrated by Davina Porter

    Dragonfly in Amber

    • UNABRIDGED (39 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
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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.

    Daniel says: "Finally! The unabridged version is here!"
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  • Shadow of Night (






UNABRIDGED) by Deborah Harkness Narrated by Jennifer Ikeda

    Shadow of Night

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    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
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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.

    Hallie says: "Even better than A Discovery of Witches"
  • Doctor Sleep: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Stephen King Narrated by Will Patton

    Doctor Sleep: A Novel

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    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Will Patton
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    Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

    D says: "The sequel to the book; not the movie"
  • Me Before You: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Jojo Moyes Narrated by Susan Lyons, Anna Bentink, Steven Crossley, Alex Tregear, Andrew Wincott, Owen Lindsay

    Me Before You: A Novel

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    • By Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated By Susan Lyons, Anna Bentink, Steven Crossley, and others
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    Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life - steady boyfriend, close family - who has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life - big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel - and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy - but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.

    Bonny says: "Will & Louisa - each has what the other one needs"
  • The Stand (






UNABRIDGED) by Stephen King Narrated by Grover Gardner

    The Stand

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    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides - or are chosen.

    Meaghan says: "My First Completed Stephen King Novel"
  • Annisa: Daughter of Afghanistan (






UNABRIDGED) by Kathleen MacArthur Narrated by Darla Middlebrook

    Annisa: Daughter of Afghanistan

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    • By Kathleen MacArthur
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    Set internationally and spanning two decades, Annisa is an intricate portrait of a young Afghan girl's struggle to survive after the Soviet invasion in 1979. Her harrowing escape to America, and her fatal decision to return to her people in Afghanistan, evokes insight into a society torn apart by terrorism, drug smuggling, and bitter conflicts over the role of its women.

  • The Knight of the Chimney-Piece (






UNABRIDGED) by A.A. Milne Narrated by Glenn Hascall

    The Knight of the Chimney-Piece

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    • By A.A. Milne
    • Narrated By Glenn Hascall
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    A Margery story. The storyteller interacts with his niece who is just learning to speak. For his own benefit he is quick to interpret the word Gorkey - which apparently has more than one meaning. Relatable humor in this delightful shot story from the mind of Winnie the Pooh creator A.A. Milne.

  • The Filly (






UNABRIDGED) by Mark R. Probst Narrated by Jason Jewett

    The Filly

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    • By Mark R. Probst
    • Narrated By Jason Jewett
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    Escaping into the fantasy of his books when he's not working in the general store, Ethan Keller has lived a sheltered life in his mother's boarding house. One day, an enigmatic cowboy passing through the small Texas town takes an immediate liking to the shy 17-year-old. Ethan is intrigued by the attention, and the cowboy eventually charms him into signing on to a 900-mile cattle drive. Ethan soon finds that his feelings for this cowboy run deeper than just friendship.

  • Hitler's Girls (






UNABRIDGED) by Emma Tennant, Hilary Bailey Narrated by Billie Fulford-Brown

    Hitler's Girls

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    • By Emma Tennant, Hilary Bailey
    • Narrated By Billie Fulford-Brown
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    Adolf Hitler's secret mistress, an upstanding member of the British aristocracy, gives birth to a daughter. The child is whisked away at infancy and raised as an orphan. She is protected from the truth concerning her origins, but that doesn't prevent the remnants of Hitler's scattered empire from seeking her out as part of a plot to reignite their dream of conquering Europe. Enter into our drama the starchy, conservative Jean Hastie, an art historian and official for the Scottish National Trust.

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  • Khu: A Tale of Ancient Egypt (






UNABRIDGED) by Jocelyn Murray Narrated by Michael Troughton

    Khu: A Tale of Ancient Egypt

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    • By Jocelyn Murray
    • Narrated By Michael Troughton
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    In a land steeped in myth and superstition, a raid on a small village leaves a young boy, Khu, its only survivor. Fate paves a strange and mystical path through dark and uncertain times, when the split powers of Upper and Lower Egypt compete for sovereignty over a realm plagued by instability, rebellion, and fear. Two kings and their kingdoms battle over one dream - a dream threatened by shifting allegiances and foreign invasion.

  • Craven Place (






UNABRIDGED) by Richard Wright Narrated by Kathy Bell Denton

    Craven Place

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    • By Richard Wright
    • Narrated By Kathy Bell Denton
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    The author. The psychic. The vagrant. The hack. An invitation to a crumbling cottage in the lonely wilds. The legend of the witch who haunts it still. A disappearance from a locked room and the rising, ancient power that may be culprit. The hag has waited long for visitors, and guests are encouraged to extend their stay. For whatever remains of their lives.

  • Toby (






UNABRIDGED) by A.A. Milne Narrated by Glenn Hascall

    Toby

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    • By A.A. Milne
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    A good horse has an amazing effect on a rider – even if the rider knows nothing of horses. Our storyteller would make up whatever he needed to in order to keep the horse. He even kept his military mustache if it meant he could continue a companionship with Toby. Filled with a patchwork of humor from the mind of A.A. Milne, the author of Winnie the Pooh.

  • Wonderkid (






UNABRIDGED) by Wesley Stace Narrated by Wesley Stace

    Wonderkid

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    • By Wesley Stace
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    Sold-out concerts, screaming fans, TV shows, Number Ones. This is the rock and roll dream, and the Wonderkids are living it. But something's wrong. The gigs are sold out, sure, but the halls are packed with little kids - not sexy hipsters. Edward Lear, the Wonderkids' lead singer, songwriter, and resident mad genius Blake Lear has always written lyrics as silly as they are infectious. Rock and roll has always been for the kids, right?

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  • A Shadow of a Dream (






UNABRIDGED) by Isabella Carter Narrated by Paul Morey

    A Shadow of a Dream

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    • By Isabella Carter
    • Narrated By Paul Morey
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    Solving a murder is never an easy matter, even when circumstances are ideal. For Basil, circumstances are far from ideal. Because the murder is far more complicated than at first it seems - and before he can even begin to solve it, Basil must contend with a council that refuses to listen to him, a partner he despises, and a thief who is a temptation that Basil cannot seem to resist.

  • The Truth of the Line (






UNABRIDGED) by Melanie Taylor Narrated by Claire Ridgway

    The Truth of the Line

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    • By Melanie Taylor
    • Narrated By Claire Ridgway
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    In 1572, the good looking and talented Nicholas Hillyarde paints the first of many portraits of Elizabeth I, England's "Virgin Queen". His ability to capture the likeness of his patrons makes him famous, and his skills are much sought after by the rich and powerful members of the Elizabethan Court. His loyalty to Elizabeth even leads him to becoming part of Sir Francis Walsingham's information network. One day he is approached by a young man with an intriguing commission.

  • The Nick Caine Adventures: First Three Books (






UNABRIDGED) by J.R. Rain, Aiden James Narrated by Graydon Schlichter

    The Nick Caine Adventures: First Three Books

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    • By J.R. Rain, Aiden James
    • Narrated By Graydon Schlichter
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    The first three Nick Caine adventures including, Temple of the Jaguar: Nick Caine is a part-time archaeologist and full-time antiquities thief-looter. And a very good one, too. So good that he catches the attention of the beautiful Marie Da Vinci, who offers him the chance of a lifetime: to locate the legendary Ciudad Blanca. The lost White City. A city purportedly filled with riches beyond belief. Against his better judgment, Nick agrees to help...and soon finds himself on a trail into the unknown.

  • Katwalk (






UNABRIDGED) by Maria Murnane Narrated by Mary Robinette Kowal

    Katwalk

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    • By Maria Murnane
    • Narrated By Mary Robinette Kowal
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    Katrina Lynden has always walked a straight line in life, an approach that has resulted in a stable career and pleased her hard-nosed parents but that has also left her feeling unfulfilled - and miserable. When her best friend suggests they quit their Silicon Valley jobs and embark on two months of adventure in New York City, Katrina balks at the idea but ultimately agrees, terrified yet proud of herself for finally doing something interesting with her life.But when her friend has to back out at the last minute, Katrina finds herself with a tough decision to make.