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  • Drowning Ruth | Christina Schwarz

    Drowning Ruth

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Christina Schwarz
    • Narrated By Blair Brown
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    Deftly written and emotionally powerful, Drowning Ruth is a stunning portrait of the ties that bind sisters together and the forces that tear them apart, of the dangers of keeping secrets and the explosive repercussions when they are exposed. A mesmerizing and achingly beautiful debut.

    Steven says: "Drowning Ruth"
  • Maid for the Billionaire: Book 1 of the Legacy Collection | Ruth Cardello

    Maid for the Billionaire: Book 1 of the Legacy Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs)
    • By Ruth Cardello
    • Narrated By Kim Bubbs
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    In Maid for the Billionaire Dominic Corisi knew instantly that Abigail Dartley was just the distraction he was looking for, especially since having her took a bit more persuading than he was used to. So when business forces him to fly to China, he decides to take her with him, but on his terms. No promises. No complications. Just sex. Abby has always been the responsible one. She doesn't believe in taking risks; especially when it comes to men - until she meets Dominic.

    Ginny LaMere says: "wonderful wonderful wonderful"
  • The Doctor Is In: Dr. Ruth on Love, Life, and Joie de Vivre | Ruth K. Westheimer,Pierre A. Lehu

    The Doctor Is In: Dr. Ruth on Love, Life, and Joie de Vivre

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Ruth K. Westheimer, Pierre A. Lehu
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
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    The doctor is in! America's best-loved therapist, Dr. Ruth, is known for her wise counsel on all matters of the heart. Here she shares private stories from her past and her present and her insights into living life to the fullest at any age.

    Laneatta Joseph says: "this book!!!!"
  • Delicious!: A Novel | Ruth Reichl

    Delicious!: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Ruth Reichl
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
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    In her best-selling memoirs, Ruth Reichl has long illuminated the theme of how food defines us, and never more so than in her dazzling fiction debut about sisters, family ties, and a young woman who must finally let go of guilt and grief to embrace her own true gifts.

    Elizabeth says: "Truly delicious!"
  • A Tale for the Time Being | Ruth Ozeki

    A Tale for the Time Being

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Ruth Ozeki
    • Narrated By Ruth Ozeki
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    In Tokyo, 16-year-old Nao has decided there's only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates' bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who's lived more than a century. A diary is Nao's only solace - and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine. Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox - possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami.

    Karen says: "Engaging story beautifully read"
  • The Book of Ruth | Jane Hamilton

    The Book of Ruth

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Jane Hamilton
    • Narrated By Angela Jayne Rogers
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    Growing up in a world of physical and emotional poverty, Ruth believes her shrewish mother's assessment of her - that she is dimwitted and worthless. When she marries an emotionally unstable ne'er-do-well, her troubles only multiply. Her job at the dry cleaners can't afford her little family the luxury of moving out of her mother's house. As the incessant bickering between her troubled husband and her abusive mother reaches a violent climax, Ruth must find a way to survive.

    C. Byrnes says: "It Enters Your Soul"
  • Ruth's Journey: The Authorized Novel of Mammy from Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind | Donald McCaig

    Ruth's Journey: The Authorized Novel of Mammy from Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Donald McCaig
    • Narrated By Cherise Boothe
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    On the Caribbean island of Saint Domingue, an island consumed by the flames of revolution, a senseless attack leaves only one survivor - an infant girl. She falls into the hands of two French émigrés, Henri and Solange Fournier, who take the beautiful child they call Ruth to the bustling American city of Savannah. What follows is the sweeping tale of Ruth's life as shaped by her strong-willed mistress and other larger-than-life personalities she encounters in the South.

    David M. Jacobs says: "Good addition to the GWTW series."
  • From Doon with Death: A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 1  (Unabridged) | Ruth Rendell

    From Doon with Death: A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 1  (Unabridged)

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Terrence Hardiman
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    The first case for DCI Reg Wexford. When Margaret Parsons disappears, it's assumed that she's run off with another man. But then the missing woman's body is found and a startling discovery is made when Mr. Parsons lets the police into his home...

    connie says: "It's worth starting here"
  • A Sight for Sore Eyes | Ruth Rendell

    A Sight for Sore Eyes

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
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    Having published 45 books, Ruth Rendell is an internationally popular mystery writer. She has won four Gold Dagger and three Edgar awards. She has been presented with the Commander of the British Empire honor, and named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. In A Sight For Sore Eyes, Ruth Rendell’s exceptional literary talent shines from each word. Teddy Brex is a handsome young man. Raised by parents who never loved him, he has grown to put his trust in objects.

    Michelle Antoinette says: "well done!"
  • For Love or Legacy: Legacy Collection, Book 2 | Ruth Cardello

    For Love or Legacy: Legacy Collection, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Ruth Cardello
    • Narrated By Kim Bubbs
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    Stephan Andrade has been planning his revenge ever since Dominic Corisi unscrupulously took over his father's company. With Corisi Enterprises gambling its reputation on the success of a new software network for China, Stephan finally has his chance to take back his legacy. Dominic's younger sister, Nicole, asks Stephan for his help and provides him with an opportunity to exact his revenge on a personal level. It all goes smoothly until he falls in love.

    Cathy Henderson says: "For Love or Legacy by Ruth Cardello"
  • Breaching the Billionaire: Alethea's Redemption: Legacy Collection, Book 6 | Ruth Cardello

    Breaching the Billionaire: Alethea's Redemption: Legacy Collection, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Ruth Cardello
    • Narrated By Kim Bubbs
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    Alethea is at a crossroad. For as long as she could remember, it was her and her best friend, Lil, against the world. Now that Lil has met Prince "I have my own helicopter" Charming and reconnected with her family, Alethea is on the outside looking in, justifying who she's always been to people who have never understood her. When she uncovers a looming threat to Lil's family, she's determined to save them, even after they tell her not to get involved and assign their best man to stop her.

    Happymomma says: "Love, love love"
  • A New Lease of Death: A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 2 | Ruth Rendell

    A New Lease of Death: A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Nigel Anthony
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    Wexford had every reason to remember the Painter case - it was the first murder he'd ever handled on his own. There had been no doubts about the case, until now. Someone wants the case reopened, and they want Wexford proved wrong.

    Nicole says: "A New Lease of Death"
  • A Sleeping Life: A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 10 | Ruth Rendell

    A Sleeping Life: A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Nigel Anthony
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    The body found under the hedge was that of a middle-aged woman. With nothing more to go on than what appeared to be a sardonic gleam in the wide and staring eyes of the victim, It’s time for Wexford and his team to get pro-active. From a seemingly unremarkable death comes an intricate web of lies and deception.

    Linda says: "chapters are repeated"
  • Babe Ruth | Kal Wagenheim

    Babe Ruth

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Kal Wagenheim
    • Narrated By Richard Davidson
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    Babe Ruth grew from his adolescence in a Baltimore orphanage into a baseball superstar and national treasure. But he was also a product of his time, the colorful 1920s and 1930s. A sparkling collage of narratives from “the Babe”, those who knew him, and the media makes this an exceptional biography as well as a work of cultural history.

  • Home to Me: The Andrades, Book 2 | Ruth Cardello

    Home to Me: The Andrades, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Ruth Cardello
    • Narrated By Kim Thompson
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    Nick Andrade: Sexy, charming, bad boy. He's never been a one woman man, but he's willing to give it a try every Saturday with Rena. Rena Sander: Confident, caring, a woman who plays by the rules. She's never been in love, and thinks keeping sex with Nick contained to one day a week will protect her heart.

    RCordy says: "Great Story!"
  • The Ghost Fields: Ruth Galloway, Book 7 | Elly Griffiths

    The Ghost Fields: Ruth Galloway, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Clare Corbett
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    Norfolk is experiencing a July heat wave when a construction crew unearths a macabre discovery - a buried World War II plane with the pilot still inside. Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway quickly realizes that the skeleton couldn't possibly be the pilot, and DNA tests identify the man as Fred Blackstock, a local aristocrat who had been reported dead at sea. When the remaining members of the Blackstock family learn about the discovery, they seem strangely frightened by the news.

    Michele B says: "I'm sorry I bought this one"
  • Maximum Risk: The Andrades, Book 3 | Ruth Cardello

    Maximum Risk: The Andrades, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Ruth Cardello
    • Narrated By Kim Thompson
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    Max Andrade: rich, bold, unapologetic. He is a man who doesn't hear the word no - until he meets Tara. In his obsession to have her, he'll offer her anything - except his heart. Tara Holmes: outspoken, hardworking, levelheaded. She makes her living by exposing unfaithful spouses. She doesn't believe in love, especially not with a man who sees her as nothing more than a challenge.

    Judy C says: "Love this series"
  • The Crossing Places | Elly Griffiths

    The Crossing Places

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
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    When she's not digging up bones or other ancient objects, Ruth Galloway lectures at the University of North Norfolk. She lives happily alone in a remote place called Saltmarsh overlooking the North Sea and, for company; she has her cats Flint and Sparky, and Radio 4. When a child's bones are found in the marshes near an ancient site that Ruth worked on ten years earlier, Ruth is asked to date them.

    Sara says: "An atmospheric creepy mystery set in Saltmarsh"
  • In a Dark, Dark Wood

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Ruth Ware
    • Narrated By Imogen Church
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    Leonora, known to some as Lee and others as Nora, is a reclusive crime writer, unwilling to leave her nest of an apartment unless it is absolutely necessary. When a friend she hasn't seen or spoken to in years unexpectedly invites Nora (Lee) to a weekend away in an eerie glass house deep in the English countryside, she reluctantly agrees to make the trip.

  • The Speaker of Mandarin: A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 12 (Unabridged) | Ruth Rendell

    The Speaker of Mandarin: A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 12 (Unabridged)

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Michael Bryant
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    There were some things about Chief Inspector Wexford's trip to China that he could never have dreamt of: That an old woman would haunt him from one city to the next. That a man would be tragically drowned. Or that, back in England, he would be investigating the murder of one of his fellow tourists.

    Constance says: "Under-appreciated gem of mystery writing"
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