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  • The Night Flyers: An American Girl History Mystery | Elizabeth Davis Jones

    The Night Flyers: An American Girl History Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Davis Jones
    • Narrated By Stina Nielsen
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    Before Pam's father left to fight in World War I, the two of them trained their pigeons to fly home at night, a time when most birds just want to sleep. This interests a stranger with a foreign accent who comes to town and offers to pay a lot of money for Pam's birds. But when Pam refuses to sell and some of her birds are later stolen, she suspects the stranger may be more than a simple bird enthusiast. He may be an enemy spy!

  • At Night She Cries, While He Rides His Steed | Ross Patterson

    At Night She Cries, While He Rides His Steed

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ross Patterson
    • Narrated By Ross Patterson
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    Saint James Street James is a tall, extremely muscular, 32-year-old man whose attributes and possessions include a mind stronger than Socrates on acid; a magnificent horse he loves more than anything in the world; a package so large that it requires a signature; a beautiful, passionate wife with a rack so perfect it belongs on a billiard table; a shit ton of children; and his own personal gold mine. His life, set in 1849 against the backdrop of the California gold rush, is one long parade of amazing sex, dynamite montages, and whiskey.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "RELAX, IT'S NOT GAY"
  • Book of the Night: The Black Musketeers | Oliver Pötzsch,Lee Chadeayne - translator

    Book of the Night: The Black Musketeers

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Oliver Pötzsch, Lee Chadeayne - translator
    • Narrated By Will Ropp
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    In this thrilling adventure by bestselling author Oliver Pötzsch, thirteen-year-old Lukas has been trained as a swordsman by his father, a nobleman who was once a famed Musketeer. When the threat of war and accusations of witchcraft spread across the land, Lukas's life is forever changed. He flees his home and vows to find his missing sister.

    Leslie says: "good story"
  • Night Witches: A Novel of World War II | Kathryn Lasky

    Night Witches: A Novel of World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Kathryn Lasky
    • Narrated By Ilyana Kadushin
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    Fifteen-year-old Valya knows what it feels like to fly. She's a pilot who's always felt more at home soaring through the sky than down on earth. But since the Germans surrounded Stalingrad, Valyas been forced to stay on the ground and watch her city crumble. When her mother is killed during the siege, Valya is left with one burning desire: to join up with her older sister, a member of the famous and feared Night Witches - a brigade of young female pilots.

  • Murder on a Midsummer Night | Kerry Greenwood

    Murder on a Midsummer Night

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Kerry Greenwood
    • Narrated By Stephanie Daniel
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    Melbourne, Australia, 1929. The year starts off for glamorous private investigator Phryne Fisher with a rather trying heat wave and more mysteries than you could prod a parasol at. Simultaneously investigating the apparent suicide death of a man on St Kilda beach and trying to find a lost, illegimate child who could be heir to a wealthy old woman's fortune, Phryne needs all her wits about her, particularly when she has to tangle with a group of thoroughly unpleasant Bright Young Things.

    Gael says: "one of my favorites in this series "
  • Night Journal | Elizabeth Crook

    Night Journal

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Crook
    • Narrated By Kimberly Farr
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    Meg Mabry has spent her life with her back turned to her legendary family legacy. In the 1890s her great-grandmother Hannah Bass composed starkly revealing diaries of her life on the southwestern frontier, first as a Harvey Girl at the glamorous Montezuma Resort in New Mexico and later as the wife of brilliant, and often-absent, railway engineer Eliott Bass.

    KATHERINE says: "INTERESTING HISTORICALLY, BUT NEEDS EDITING"
  • Night Shadow: Night Trilogy, Book 2 | Catherine Coulter

    Night Shadow: Night Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Catherine Coulter
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
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    Knight Winthrop, Viscount Castlerosse - you met him in Night Storm - is very happy with his life just the way it is. Then Lily Tremaine shows up on his doorstep claiming she was betrothed to his murdered cousin. With her are his cousin’s three children. She has no money, nowhere to go. What’s even worse - Ugly Arnold is hard on her heels. Ah, so what’s Knight supposed to do now? He takes them in and kisses his former life goodbye.

  • Four Nights with the Duke | Eloisa James

    Four Nights with the Duke

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Eloisa James
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
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    As a young girl, Emilia Gwendolyn Carrington told the annoying future duke of Pindar that she would marry any man in the world before him - so years later she is horrified to realize that she has nowhere else to turn.

    Tracy T says: "He's an A-Hole. She's overly insecure, Not good."
  • The Last Days of Night: A Novel | Graham Moore

    The Last Days of Night: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Graham Moore
    • Narrated By Johnathan McClain
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    New York, 1888. Gas lamps still flicker in the city streets, but the miracle of electric light is in its infancy. The person who controls the means to turn night into day will make history - and a vast fortune. A young untested lawyer named Paul Cravath, fresh out of Columbia Law School, takes a case that seems impossible to win. Paul's client, George Westinghouse, has been sued by Thomas Edison over a billion-dollar question: Who invented the lightbulb and holds the right to power the country?

    E. J. Reich says: "Great Story!"
  • The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern

    The Night Circus

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Erin Morgenstern
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
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    In 1886, a mysterious travelling circus becomes an international sensation. Open only at night, constructed entirely in black and white, Le Cirque des Rêves delights all who wander its circular paths and warm themselves at its bonfire. Although there are acrobats, fortune-tellers and contortionists, the Circus of Dreams is no conventional spectacle. Some tents contain clouds, some ice.

    Aaron says: "All style, no substance. Hours of blah, blah, blah"
  • Night of the Twisters: The Most Dangerous Night of Their Lives... | Ivy Ruckman

    Night of the Twisters: The Most Dangerous Night of Their Lives...

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Ivy Ruckman
    • Narrated By Riley Duggan
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    When a tornado watch is issued one Tuesday evening in June, 12-year-old Dan Hatch and his best friend, Arthur, don't think much of it. After all, tornado warnings are a way of life during the summer in Grand Island, Nebraska. But soon enough things change and little do they know that even if they do survive the storm, their ordeal will have only just begun.

    Alex says: "Very good"
  • The Longest Night: A Novel | Andria Williams

    The Longest Night: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Andria Williams
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman, Hillary Huber, MacLeod Andrews
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    In 1959, Nat Collier moves with her husband, Paul, and their two young daughters to Idaho Falls, a remote military town. An army specialist, Paul is stationed there to help oversee one of the country's first nuclear reactors - an assignment that seems full of opportunity. Then, on his rounds, Paul discovers that the reactor is compromised, placing his family and the entire community in danger. Worse, his superiors set out to cover up the problem rather than fix it.

    NMwritergal says: "Worth a read (or a listen)! Interesting story..."
  • The Last Days of Night | Graham Moore

    The Last Days of Night

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Graham Moore
    • Narrated By Jonathan McClain
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    From Graham Moore, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of The Imitation Game and New York Times best-selling author of The Sherlockian, comes a thrilling novel - based on actual events - about the nature of genius, the cost of ambition and the battle to electrify America. New York, 1888. Gas lamps still flicker in the city streets, but the miracle of electric light is in its infancy. The person who controls the means to turn night into day will make history - and a vast fortune.

  • A Night to Remember | Walter Lord

    A Night to Remember

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Walter Lord
    • Narrated By Richard Davidson
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    She was called “the ship that God himself couldn’t sink,” yet on her maiden voyage, the ship Titanic brushed an iceberg and sank less than three hours later, carrying 1,503 men, women, and children to their death. In this dramatic and historic recreation of the bravery and agony that marked that fateful night, author and historian Walter Lord paints a portrait of the last hours of the Titanic’s first and final voyage.

    Justin says: "Interesting"
  • About the Night | Anat Talshir,Evan Fallenberg - translator

    About the Night

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Anat Talshir, Evan Fallenberg - translator
    • Narrated By Mel Foster
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    Tragically, they come from two different worlds. Elias is a Christian Arab living on the eastern side of the newly divided city, and Lila is a Jew living on the western side. A growing conflict between their cultures casts a heavy shadow over the region and their burgeoning relationship. Between them lie not only a wall of stone and barbed wire but also the bitter enmity of two nations at war.

    Toni H says: "SAD"
  • The Armies of the Night: History as a Novel, the Novel as History | Norman Mailer

    The Armies of the Night: History as a Novel, the Novel as History

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Norman Mailer
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    The Armies of the Night chronicles the famed October 1967 March on the Pentagon, in which all of the old and new Left - hippies, yuppies, Weathermen, Quakers, Christians, feminists, and intellectuals - came together to protest the Vietnam War. Alongside his contemporaries, Mailer went, witnessed, participated, suffered, and then wrote one of the most stark and intelligent appraisals of the 1960s.

  • Night Storm: Night Trilogy, Book 3 | Catherine Coulter

    Night Storm: Night Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Catherine Coulter
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
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    You met Alec Carrick in Night Fire. He returnsfull force - and believe me, this man’s got force - in Night Storm, the third novel of the Night Trilogy.The Paxtons are shipbuilders in Baltimore. Alec Carrick is an English nobleman who wants to buy them out. Genny Paxton isn’t at all what she seems. She dresses like “Eugene” and wants to build her own sailing ships without male interference. Alec, a man of great insight, knows exactly what lies beneath those britches. He gets Genny’s goat more times than she can count.

  • Dragon's Oath: A House of Night Novella | P. C. Cast,Kristin Cast

    Dragon's Oath: A House of Night Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast
    • Narrated By Caitlin Davies
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    The first in an enthralling new mini-series of novellas from the number-one best-selling authors of the House of Night, Dragon’s Oath tells the story behind the House of Night’s formidable fencing instructor - the love that will transform him, and the promise that will haunt him.

    Maria Prieto says: "Dragon's Oath-review"
  • The Night She Won Miss America: A Novel | Michael Callahan

    The Night She Won Miss America: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Michael Callahan
    • Narrated By Daniela Acitelli
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    Betty Jane Welch reluctantly enters the Miss Delaware contest to make her mother happy and, surprisingly, finds herself to be the judges' choice. Just like that, she's catapulted into the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City. Her pageant-approved escort for the week is the dashing, mercurial Griffin McAllister, and she falls for him hard. But when she unexpectedly wins the crown, she finds she may lose what she wants most: Griff.

  • The School of Night: A Novel | Louis Bayard

    The School of Night: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Louis Bayard
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
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    An ancient mystery, a lost letter, and a timeless love unleash a long-buried web of intrigue that spans four centuries. In the late 16th century, five brilliant scholars gather under the cloak of darkness to discuss God, politics, astronomy, and the black arts. Known as the School of Night, they meet in secret to avoid the wrath of Queen Elizabeth. But one of the men, Thomas Harriot, has secrets of his own, secrets he shares with one person only: the servant woman he loves.

    The Rev. Craig says: "Excellent 2 period piece."
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