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  • A House in the Country: A Tale of Psychological Horror | Matt Shaw

    A House in the Country: A Tale of Psychological Horror

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Matt Shaw
    • Narrated By Wayne Farrell
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    Dean and Jess knew the house had a tragic past but it did not stop them from making the move with their young daughters. It was supposed to be a new - and bigger - home with which they could continue to build upon their already established happy memories but as the house's past begins to haunt them they realize it is not the dream they first hoped it to be.

    PJPackwood says: "Ending?"
  • Blood of the Prodigal: An Amish-Country Mystery, Book 1 | P. L. Gaus

    Blood of the Prodigal: An Amish-Country Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By P. L. Gaus
    • Narrated By George Newbern
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    In the wooded Amish hill country, a professor at a small college, a local pastor, and the county sheriff are the only ones among the mainstream, or "English", who possess the instincts and skills to work the cases that impact all county residents, no matter their code of conduct or religious creed. When an Amish boy is kidnapped, a bishop, fearful for the safety of his followers, plunges three outsiders into the traditionally closed society of the "Plain Ones".

    Greg says: "A Solid 4 for kids"
  • For Love of Country: What Our Veterans Can Teach Us About Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice | Howard Schultz,Rajiv Chandrasekaran

    For Love of Country: What Our Veterans Can Teach Us About Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Howard Schultz, Rajiv Chandrasekaran
    • Narrated By Rajiv Chandrasekaran
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    A celebration of the extraordinary courage, dedication, and sacrifice of this generation of American veterans on the battlefield and their equally valuable contributions on the home front. Because so few of us now serve in the military, our men and women in uniform have become strangers to us. We stand up at athletic events to honor them, but we hardly know their true measure.

    Danielle says: "Eye Opening"
  • The House at Riverton | Kate Morton

    The House at Riverton

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Kate Morton
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
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    Summer 1924: On the eve of a glittering Society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again....Winter 1999: Grace Bradley, 98, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken, and memories, long consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind, begin to sneak back through the cracks.

    Cathy says: "superbly written mystery"
  • A Country Road, a Tree: A Novel | Jo Baker

    A Country Road, a Tree: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Jo Baker
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
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    When war breaks out in Europe in 1939, a young unknown writer journeys from his home in neutral Ireland to conflict-ridden Paris and is drawn into the maelstrom. With him we experience the hardships yet stubborn vibrancy at the heart of Europe during the Nazis' rise to power, his friendships with James Joyce and other luminaries, his quietly passionate devotion to the Frenchwoman who will become his lifelong companion, his secret work for the French Resistance and narrow escapes from the Gestapo....

  • Clouds Without Rain: An Amish-Country Mystery, Book 3 | P. L. Gaus

    Clouds Without Rain: An Amish-Country Mystery, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By P. L. Gaus
    • Narrated By George Newbern
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    In the wooded Amish hill country, a professor at a small college, a local pastor, and the county sheriff are the only ones among the mainstream, or "English", who possess the instincts and skills to work the cases that impact all county residents, no matter their code of conduct or religious creed. A fatal accident involving and Amish buggy and an 18-wheeler sets Professor Michael Branden on a quest to uncover the links between the crash and a spate of disturbing events.

    Backamae says: "Great listen!"
  • At a Country House | Anton Chekhov

    At a Country House

    • UNABRIDGED (26 mins)
    • By Anton Chekhov
    • Narrated By Dave Courvoisier
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    Rashevitch was enjoying Meier's company, providing him with a body to talk at. Rashevitch would go on and on about his beliefs and ideas, and found himself thinking that Meier might be a good match for one of his daughters to marry. As he continues to prattle on about social Darwinism, he develops this idea further and further in his mind, His daughters join the two men for dinner and Rashevitch takes his social critiques a step too far for Meier.

  • A Country School House | Lynne Barasch

    A Country School House

    • UNABRIDGED (12 mins)
    • By Lynne Barasch
    • Narrated By Kerin McCue
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    Acclaimed author Lynne Barasch takes listeners back to the small 1940s country schoolhouse where Grandpa went to school. The children in his tiny three-room school participated in all sorts of fun activities: spelling bees, geography bees, history bees, even multiplication bees. And at recess, they had snowball fights or played baseball or ring-a-levio. But everything changed when a new girl named Kaye came to school.

    Rhianna says: "Could have a more compelling storyline."
  • A Country for All: An Immigrant Manifesto | Jorge Ramos

    A Country for All: An Immigrant Manifesto

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Jorge Ramos
    • Narrated By Ozzie Rodriguez
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    For decades, fixing the United States' broken immigration system has been one of the most urgent challenges facing our country, and time and time again, politicians have passed the buck. With anti-immigrant sentiment rising around the country, as evidenced by the passage of a controversial new law in Arizona, it is now more important than ever to remember the role immigrants play in enriching our economy and culture.

  • A Prayer for the Night: An Amish-Country Mystery, Book 5 | P. L. Gaus

    A Prayer for the Night: An Amish-Country Mystery, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By P. L. Gaus
    • Narrated By George Newbern
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    Three young friends disappear while traveling on their Amish rite of passage, Rumschpringe, or wild days. In a race against the clock, the sheriff must find a murderer and break a ruthless drug ring operating within the heart of Ohio's Amish Country.

  • The Christmas Singing: A Romance from the Heart of Amish Country | Cindy Woodsmall

    The Christmas Singing: A Romance from the Heart of Amish Country

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Cindy Woodsmall
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
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    After Gideon coldly broke her heart, can the warmth of the season revive Mattie’s hopes? Christmas has always been special to cake decorator Mattie Eash, who was born on the wondrous holiday. Yet the season has lost its appeal in the three years since then, her childhood sweetheart abruptly ended their engagement on Christmas Eve. Mattie has moved on, left Apple Ridge, Pennsylvania and pursued her dreams of a cake shop in Berlin, Ohio and given her heart to someone new. Someone unlike Gideon Beiler. Someone safe. Then an unforeseen setback forces her home....

    lorie says: "Disappointed"
  • Cross Country: Alex Cross, Book 14 | James Patterson

    Cross Country: Alex Cross, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Peter J Fernandez, Dion Graham
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    Alex Cross is drawn into a bitter personal battle against corruption, conspiracy and savage violence in a chase that takes him through a vast and uncompromising landscape. When Cross is called to investigate a massacre-style murder scene, he is shocked to find that the victim is an old friend. Angry, hurt and more determined than ever, Cross begins the hunt for the perpetrators of this cruel crime.

    Deana says: "A fast paced thriller"
  • Broken English: An Amish-Country Mystery, Book 2 | P. L. Gaus

    Broken English: An Amish-Country Mystery, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By P. L. Gaus
    • Narrated By George Newbern
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    The peaceful town of Millersburg, Ohio, in the heart of Ohio's Amish country, is rocked by the vicious murder of one of its citizens at the hands of an ex-convict. When a local reporter covering the story ends up dead as well, with the convict already behind bars, suspicion falls on David Hawkins, father of the first victim. But Hawkins is nowhere to be found, not even among the protective Amish colony that had taken him in as one of its own regardless of his shadowy past.

  • Skin Privilege: Grant Country, Book 6 | Karin Slaughter

    Skin Privilege: Grant Country, Book 6

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Karin Slaughter
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
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    Lena Adams has spent her life struggling to escape her past. She has only unhappy memories of Reece, the small town that nearly destroyed her. She's made a new life for herself as a police detective in Heartsdale, a hundred miles away. But nothing could prepare her for the violence that explodes when she is forced to return. A vicious murder leaves a young woman incinerated beyond recognition. And Lena is the only suspect.

  • Cast a Blue Shadow: An Amish-Country Mystery, Book 4 | P. L. Gaus

    Cast a Blue Shadow: An Amish-Country Mystery, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By P. L. Gaus
    • Narrated By George Newbern
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    After the first blizzard of an early winter, a Mennonite college girl with a troubled past appears curled up and bloodied outside the offce of her childhood psychiatrist. Mute for many years as a child, Martha Lehman is again not talking. That same morning, the wealthy mother of Martha's boyfriend is found murdered in her mansion in the country west of Millersburg, Ohio.

    Cool Mom says: "Don't Waste Your Time"
  • Harmless as Doves: An Amish-Country Mystery, Book 7 | P. L. Gaus

    Harmless as Doves: An Amish-Country Mystery, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By P. L. Gaus
    • Narrated By George Newbern
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    The chill of autumn is just settling into Holmes County, Ohio, when Bishop Leon Shetler is startled out of his morning reverie by the words, "I just killed Glenn Spiegle". No one - least of all Sheriff Bruce Robertson - believes that Crist Burkholder could actually be a murderer. But the young Amish man is adamant that he killed his romantic rival in order to win Vesta Miller. So Professor Mike Branden and Detective Ricky Niell head south to unravel the connection between the dead man and a far-flung Amish outpost.

    John F. Mccoy says: "Great story."
  • A Country Road, a Tree | Jo Baker

    A Country Road, a Tree

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Jo Baker
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
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    Paris, 1939: The pavement rumbles with the footfalls of Nazi soldiers marching along the Champs Elysees. A young writer, recently arrived from Ireland to make his mark, smokes one last cigarette with his lover before the city they know is torn apart. Soon he will put his own life and the lives of his loved ones in mortal danger by joining the Resistance....

  • Separate from the World: An Amish-Country Mystery, Book 6 | P. L. Gaus

    Separate from the World: An Amish-Country Mystery, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By P. L. Gaus
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Enos Erb, an Amish man, claims that his brother - Benny, a dwarf like himself - has been murdered. Upon investigation, links to a controversial genetics study examining the effects of inbreeding within the Amish community are uncovered - a study in which both Enos and Benny had participated.

  • Cross Country: Alex Cross, Book 14 | James Patterson

    Cross Country: Alex Cross, Book 14

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Peter J Fernandex, Dion Graham
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    Alex Cross is drawn into a bitter personal battle against corruption, conspiracy and savage violence in a chase that takes him through a vast and uncompromising landscape. When Cross is called to investigate a massacre-style murder scene, he is shocked to find that the victim is an old friend. Angry, hurt and more determined than ever, Cross begins the hunt for the perpetrators of this cruel crime.

  • A Far Country: A Novel | Daniel Mason

    A Far Country: A Novel

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Daniel Mason
    • Narrated By Anne Twomey
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    Raised in a remote village on the edge of a sugarcane plantation, 14-year-old Isabel was born with the gift and curse of "seeing farther". When drought and war grip the backlands, her brother Isaias joins a great exodus to a teeming city in the south. Soon Isabel must follow, forsaking the only home she's ever known, her sole consolation the thought of being with her brother again. But when she arrives, she discovers that Isaias has disappeared.

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