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  • The Hollywood Studios: House Style in the Golden Age of the Movies | Ethan Mordden

    The Hollywood Studios: House Style in the Golden Age of the Movies

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Ethan Mordden
    • Narrated By Barrett Whitener
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    Hollywood in the years between 1929 and 1948 was a town of moviemaking empires. The great studios were estates of talent: sprawling, dense, diverse. It was the Golden Age of the Movies, and each studio made its distinctive contribution. But how did the studios, "growing up" in the same time and place, develop so differently? What combinations of talents and temperaments gave them their signature styles?

    Eleanor says: "The reader falls quite short of the book"
  • Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Ascension | Christie Golden

    Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Ascension

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Christie Golden
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
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    Luke and Ben Skywalker pursue the formidable dark-side being Abeloth, the Lost Tribe of the Sith is about to be sundered by an even greater power - which will thrust one Dark Lord into mortal conflict with his own flesh-and-blood. On Coruscant, a political vacuum has left tensions at the boiling point, with factions racing to claim control of the Galactic Alliance. Suddenly surrounded by hidden agendas, treacherous conspiracies, and covert Sith agents, the Jedi Order must struggle to keep the GA government from collapsing into anarchy.

    R. A. James says: "Greatest Narrator of all time!"
  • Goldeneye: Where Bond was Born: Ian Fleming's Jamaica | Matthew Parker

    Goldeneye: Where Bond was Born: Ian Fleming's Jamaica

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Matthew Parker
    • Narrated By Rory McMillan
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    Goldeneye: the story of Ian Fleming in Jamaica and the creation of British national icon, James Bond. From 1946 until the end of his life, Ian Fleming lived for two months of every year at Goldeneye – the house he built on a point of high land overlooking a small white sand beach on Jamaica’s north coast. All the James Bond novels and stories were written here. Fleming adored the Jamaica he had discovered, at the time an imperial backwater that seemed unchanged from the glory days of the empire.

  • The Last Pirate: A Father, His Son, and the Golden Age of Marijuana | Tony Dokoupil

    The Last Pirate: A Father, His Son, and the Golden Age of Marijuana

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Tony Dokoupil
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
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    In the tradition of Blow and Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, The Last Pirate is a vivid, haunting, and often hilarious memoir recounting the life of Big Tony, a family man who joined the biggest pot ring of the Reagan era and exploded his life in the process. Three decades later, his son came back to put together the pieces.

  • The Golden Egg | Donna Leon

    The Golden Egg

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
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    Twenty-one years ago, when a conductor was poisoned and the Questura sent a man to investigate, readers first met Commissario Guido Brunetti. Since 1992’s Death at La Fenice, Donna Leon and her shrewd, sophisticated, and compassionate investigator have been delighting readers around the world. For her millions of fans, Leon’s novels have opened a window into the private Venice of her citizens, a world of incomparable beauty, family intimacy, shocking crime, and insidious corruption.

  • Fable: Edge of the World | Christie Golden

    Fable: Edge of the World

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Christie Golden
    • Narrated By Jon Smith
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    It’s been almost a decade since the events of Fable 3, when the Hero vanquished the threat across the sea and claimed his throne. As king he led Albion to an era of unprecedented peace and prosperity. But on the night of his wedding to his new queen, ominous word arrives: The darkness has returned.

  • Memoirs of a Geisha | Arthur Golden

    Memoirs of a Geisha

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Arthur Golden
    • Narrated By Elaina Erika Davis
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    In a voice both haunting and startlingly immediate, Nitta Sayuri describes her life as a geisha. Taken from her home at the age of nine, she is sold into slavery to a renowned geisha house. Witness her transformation as you enter a world where appearances are paramount, virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder, women beguile powerful men, and love is scorned as illusion.

    Deborah says: "Draws you in and won't let you go...."
  • Golden Threads | Kay Hooper

    Golden Threads

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Kay Hooper
    • Narrated By Staci Snell
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    Lara Callahan has come to the small town of Pinewood to start over and to hide. Devon Shane has come looking for answers. When the wary woman and mysterious man take roles in a community theater production, they risk far more than the judgment of an audience. They risk their very lives.

    A User says: "Nice!"
  • Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi, Book 2: Omen | Christie Golden

    Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi, Book 2: Omen

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Christie Golden
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
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    The Jedi Order is in crisis. The late Jacen Solo's shocking transformation into murderous Sith Lord Darth Caedus has cast a damning pall over those who wield the Force for good: Two Jedi Knights have succumbed to an inexplicable and dangerous psychosis, criminal charges have driven Luke Skywalker into self-imposed exile, and power-hungry Chief of State Natasi Daala is exploiting anti-Jedi sentiment to undermine the Order's influence within the Galactic Alliance.

    Chaim says: "A necessary evil"
  • The Golden City: The Fourth Realm, Book 3 | John Twelve Hawks

    The Golden City: The Fourth Realm, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By John Twelve Hawks
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    Struggling to protect the legacy of his Traveler father, Gabriel faces troubling new questions and relentless threats. His brother Michael, now firmly allied with the enemy, pursues his ambition to wrest power from Nathan Boone, the calculating leader of the Brethren. And Maya, the Harlequin warrior pledged to protect Gabriel at all costs, is forced to make a choice that will change her life forever.

    Martin says: "Didnt feel like the end of the trilogy"
  • 12: The Believers | Lana Kershner

    12: The Believers

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Lana Kershner
    • Narrated By William Kershner
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    Pete Williams is not a teen and he is not a child. He is twelve years old. He hasn't always been lonely, broke and left out, but he is now. His life has been turned upside down and he is struggling to return to normalcy. His main goal is to help his dad get out of prison. When events start quickly moving and Pete's goal is in sight, he makes a discovery that threatens everything he holds dear. Can Pete find the strength to stand when doubts and fears begin to shake what he has always believed.

  • Memoirs of a Geisha | Arthur Golden

    Memoirs of a Geisha

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Arthur Golden
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
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    In a voice both haunting and startlingly immediate, Nitta Sayuri describes her life as a geisha. Taken from her home at the age of nine, she is sold into slavery to a renowned geisha house. Witness her transformation as you enter a world where appearances are paramount, virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder, women beguile powerful men, and love is scorned as illusion.

    Stephanie says: "Best Book in a while"
  • Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Allies | Christie Golden

    Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Allies

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Christie Golden
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
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    What began as a quest for truth has become a struggle for survival for Luke Skywalker and his son, Ben. They have used the secrets of the Mindwalkers to transcend their own bodies and speak with the spirits of the fallen, risking their very lives in the process. They have faced a team of Sith assassins and beaten the odds to destroy them. And now the death squad’s sole survivor, Sith apprentice Vestara Khai, has summoned an entire fleet of Sith frigates to engage the embattled father and son.

    Anthony says: "A fun listen!"
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