New York Times Best Sellers

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The New York Times - Hardcover Fiction
  • The Whistler Audiobook by John Grisham Narrated by Cassandra Campbell

    The Whistler

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6402)
    Performance
    (5811)
    Story
    (5763)

    Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. She is a lawyer, not a cop, and it is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption. But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business with a new identity. He now goes by the name Greg Myers, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined.

    Liz says: "cracking good yarn"
  • Two by Two Audiobook by Nicholas Sparks Narrated by Ari Fliakos

    Two by Two

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated By Ari Fliakos
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3378)
    Performance
    (3017)
    Story
    (3015)

    At 32 Russell Green has it all: a stunning wife, a lovable six-year-old daughter, a successful career as an advertising executive, and an expansive home in Charlotte. He is living the dream, and his marriage to the bewitching Vivian is the center of that. But underneath the shiny surface of this perfect existence, fault lines are beginning to appear, and no one is more surprised than Russ when he finds every aspect of the life he took for granted turned upside down.

    Wendi says: "I Am Stunned At The Good Reviews!"
  • Cross the Line: Alex Cross, Book 24 Audiobook by James Patterson Narrated by Ryan Vincent Anderson, Pete Bradbury

    Cross the Line: Alex Cross, Book 24

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Ryan Vincent Anderson, Pete Bradbury
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (600)
    Performance
    (534)
    Story
    (529)

    Shots ring out in the early morning hours in the suburbs of Washington, DC. When the smoke clears, a prominent police official lies dead, leaving the city's police force scrambling for answers. Under pressure from the mayor, Alex Cross steps into the leadership vacuum to crack the case. But before Cross can make any headway, a brutal crime wave sweeps across the region. The deadly scenes share only one common thread: The victims are all criminals.

    TEDDET says: "Solid continuation of the series"
  • The Underground Railroad (Oprah's Book Club) Audiobook by Colson Whitehead Narrated by Bahni Turpin

    The Underground Railroad (Oprah's Book Club)

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3387)
    Performance
    (3060)
    Story
    (3053)

    The Newest Oprah Book Club 2016 Selection. Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood - where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned - Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.

    Amazon Customer says: "the reading was so monotonous I would drift."
  • No Man's Land: John Puller Series Audiobook by David Baldacci Narrated by Kyf Brewer

    No Man's Land: John Puller Series

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Kyf Brewer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3541)
    Performance
    (3234)
    Story
    (3207)

    John Puller's mother disappeared nearly 30 years ago. Despite an intensive search and investigation, she was never seen again. But new allegations have come to light suggesting that Puller's father - now suffering from dementia and living in a VA hospital - may have murdered his wife. Puller is officially barred from working on the case and faces a potential court-martial if he disobeys the order, but he knows he can't sit this investigation out.

    shelley says: "Uncle Sam likes his deniability..."
  • Small Great Things: A Novel Audiobook by Jodi Picoult Narrated by Audra McDonald, Cassandra Campbell, Ari Fliakos

    Small Great Things: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Audra McDonald, Cassandra Campbell, Ari Fliakos
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8123)
    Performance
    (7521)
    Story
    (7492)

    Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than 20 years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders, or does she intervene?

    Anne says: "Hard to read for several reasons"
  • Tom Clancy True Faith and Allegiance: A Jack Ryan Novel, Book 17 Audiobook by Mark Greaney Narrated by Scott Brick

    Tom Clancy True Faith and Allegiance: A Jack Ryan Novel, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1885)
    Performance
    (1725)
    Story
    (1726)

    It begins with a family dinner in Princeton, New Jersey. After months at sea, US Navy commander Scott Hagan, captain of the USS James Greer, is on leave when he is attacked by an armed man in a crowded restaurant. Hagan is shot, but he manages to fight off the attacker. Though severely wounded, the gunman reveals he is a Russian whose brother was killed when his submarine was destroyed by Commander Hagan's ship. Hagan demands to know how the would-be assassin knew his exact location, but the man dies before he says more.

    Robert says: "surprise recovery best book to date well done"
  • Night School: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 21 Audiobook by Lee Child Narrated by Dick Hill

    Night School: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 21

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4433)
    Performance
    (4064)
    Story
    (4048)

    It's 1996, and Reacher is still in the army. In the morning they give him a medal, and in the afternoon they send him back to school. That night he's off the grid. Out of sight, out of mind. Two other men are in the classroom - an FBI agent and a CIA analyst. Each is a first-rate operator, each is fresh off a big win, and each is wondering what the hell they are doing there. Then they find out: A jihadist sleeper cell in Hamburg, Germany, has received an unexpected visitor - a Saudi courier seeking safe haven while waiting to rendezvous with persons unknown.

    Phil says: "Disappointing"
  • Turbo Twenty-Three: A Stephanie Plum Novel, Book 23 Audiobook by Janet Evanovich Narrated by Lorelei King

    Turbo Twenty-Three: A Stephanie Plum Novel, Book 23

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1856)
    Performance
    (1672)
    Story
    (1664)

    Larry Virgil skipped out on his latest court date after he was arrested for hijacking an eighteen-wheeler full of premium bourbon. Fortunately for bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, Larry is just stupid enough to attempt almost the exact same crime again. Only this time he flees the scene, leaving behind a freezer truck loaded with Bogart ice cream and a dead body—frozen solid and covered in chocolate and chopped pecans.

    G. House Sr. says: "Story line beyond repair"
  • Moonglow: A Novel Audiobook by Michael Chabon Narrated by George Newbern

    Moonglow: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Michael Chabon
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (235)
    Performance
    (219)
    Story
    (216)

    Moonglow unfolds as the deathbed confession, made to his grandson, of a man the narrator refers to only as "my grandfather". It is a tale of madness, of war and adventure, of sex and desire and ordinary love, of existential doubt and model rocketry, of the shining aspirations and demonic underpinnings of American technological accomplishment at mid-century and, above all, of the destructive impact - and the creative power - of the keeping of secrets and the telling of lies.

    Joyce M. Bernheim says: "Wonderful novel, terrible narrator"
  • The Chemist Audiobook by Stephenie Meyer Narrated by Ellen Archer

    The Chemist

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Ellen Archer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4337)
    Performance
    (4018)
    Story
    (4009)

    She used to work for the US government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

    LMPayneWorden says: "chemist "
  • The Wrong Side of Goodbye: A Harry Bosch Novel, Book 21 Audiobook by Michael Connelly Narrated by Titus Welliver

    The Wrong Side of Goodbye: A Harry Bosch Novel, Book 21

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Titus Welliver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6807)
    Performance
    (6249)
    Story
    (6211)

    Harry Bosch is California's newest private investigator. He doesn't advertise, he doesn't have an office, and he's picky about who he works for, but it doesn't matter. His chops from 30 years with the LAPD speak for themselves. Soon one of Southern California's biggest moguls comes calling. The reclusive billionaire has less than six months to live and a lifetime of regrets. He hires Bosch to find out whether he has an heir.

    Wayne says: "Superb book with two unrelated cases"
  • Commonwealth Audiobook by Ann Patchett Narrated by Hope Davis

    Commonwealth

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Ann Patchett
    • Narrated By Hope Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2657)
    Performance
    (2410)
    Story
    (2403)

    One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating's christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny's mother, Beverly - thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families.

    Mel says: "Patchett and Me--In-sympatico"
  • Catalyst (Star Wars): A Rogue One Novel Audiobook by James Luceno Narrated by Jonathan Davis

    Catalyst (Star Wars): A Rogue One Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By James Luceno
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6236)
    Performance
    (5822)
    Story
    (5807)

    The must-have prequel novel to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - the upcoming film, set before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, that reveals the untold story of the rebel effort to steal the plans to the Death Star!

    dunagrad says: "Good Setup for Upcoming Movie"
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Audiobook by Alexander Freed Narrated by Jonathan Davis

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Alexander Freed
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1003)
    Performance
    (925)
    Story
    (927)

    As the shadows of the Empire loom ever larger across the galaxy, so do deeply troubling rumors. The Rebellion has learned of a sinister Imperial plot to bring entire worlds to their knees. Deep in Empire-dominated space, a machine of unimaginable destructive power is nearing completion. A weapon too terrifying to contemplate...and a threat that may be too great to overcome.

    DARBY KERN says: "Okay! This is more like it."
  • The Whole Town's Talking: A Novel Audiobook by Fannie Flagg Narrated by Kimberly Farr

    The Whole Town's Talking: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Fannie Flagg
    • Narrated By Kimberly Farr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (242)
    Performance
    (224)
    Story
    (227)

    Elmwood Springs, Missouri, is a small town like any other, but something strange is happening out at the cemetery. Still Meadows, as it's called, is anything but still. Funny and profound, this novel in the tradition of Flagg's Can't Wait to Get to Heaven and Thornton Wilder's Our Town deals with universal themes of heaven and earth and everything in between, as Flagg tells a surprising story of life, afterlife, and the mysterious goings-on of ordinary people.

    Janice says: "Skipping stones"
  • A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel Audiobook by Amor Towles Narrated by Nicholas Guy Smith

    A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Amor Towles
    • Narrated By Nicholas Guy Smith
    Overall
    (2224)
    Performance
    (2072)
    Story
    (2061)

    A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in an elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors.

    Pamela says: "A Memory of a Time of Civility"
  • Odessa Sea: Dirk Pitt, Book 24 Audiobook by Clive Cussler Narrated by Scott Brick

    Odessa Sea: Dirk Pitt, Book 24

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (695)
    Performance
    (625)
    Story
    (619)

    Dirk Pitt, the director of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, is on the Black Sea, helping to locate a lost Ottoman shipwreck, when he responds to an urgent Mayday - "under attack!" - from a nearby freighter. But when he and his colleague, Al Giordino, arrive, there is nobody there. Just dead bodies, a smell of sulfur in the air, and, as Pitt and Giordino explore, a blast from the stern that scuttles the ship swiftly, almost taking them with it.

    Beth says: "Classic Pitt"
  • The Seventh Plague: Sigma Force Novels, Book 12 Audiobook by James Rollins Narrated by Christian Baskous

    The Seventh Plague: Sigma Force Novels, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By James Rollins
    • Narrated By Christian Baskous
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (327)
    Performance
    (296)
    Story
    (294)

    If the biblical plagues of Egypt truly happened—could they happen again—on a global scale? Two years after vanishing into the Sudanese desert, Professor Harold McCabe comes stumbling out of the sands, but he dies before he can tell his story. Then an autopsy uncovers a bizarre corruption: someone had begun to mummify the professor's body—while he was still alive. Subsequently, the medical team who had performed the man's autopsy has fallen ill with an unknown disease. Fearing the worst, a colleague of the professor reaches out to Painter Crowe, the director of Sigma Force. The call is urgent, for Professor McCabe had vanished into the desert while searching for proof of the ten plagues of Moses.

    Jason says: "Not sure about certain characters"
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