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  • The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House | Kate Andersen Brower

    The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Kate Andersen Brower
    • Narrated By Karen White
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    America's first families are unknowable in many ways. No one has insight into their true character like the people who serve their meals and make their beds every day. Full of stories and details by turns dramatic, humorous, and heartwarming, The Residence reveals daily life in the White House as it is really lived through the voices of the maids, butlers, cooks, florists, doormen, engineers, and others who tend to the needs of the president and first family.

    Sara says: "The White House Explored & Exposed"
  • Magic Tree House Collection: Books 1-8 | Mary Pope Osborne

    Magic Tree House Collection: Books 1-8

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Mary Pope Osborne
    • Narrated By Mary Pope Osborne
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    This audio collection includes the first eight stories from The Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne; Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, Pirates Past Noon, Night of the Ninjas, Afternoon on the Amazon, Sunset of the Sabertooth, and Midnight on the Moon. Join Jack and Annie in advenutres in time and space!

    Greg Treece says: "Great but has NO chapters or story breaks!"
  • The Kitchen House: A Novel | Kathleen Grissom

    The Kitchen House: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Kathleen Grissom
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy, Bahni Turpin
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    Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin. Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction.

    B.J. says: "Good, but with reservations"
  • The House of Hades: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 4 | Rick Riordan

    The House of Hades: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Rick Riordan
    • Narrated By Nick Chamian
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    At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy's instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea's forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors from both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape?

    amyrex2 says: "I really HATE it when narrators are switched"
  • House of Chains: Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 4 | Steven Erikson

    House of Chains: Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Steven Erikson
    • Narrated By Michael Page
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    In Northern Genabackis, a raiding party of savage tribal warriors descends from the mountains into the southern flatlands. Their intention is to wreak havoc amongst the despised lowlanders, but for the one named Karsa Orlong, it marks the beginning of what will prove to be an extraordinary destiny.

    Hal says: "Ralph Lister is missed"
  • The House on Mango Street | Sandra Cisneros

    The House on Mango Street

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Sandra Cisneros
    • Narrated By Sandra Cisneros
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    Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous, The House on Mango Street tells the story of Esperanza Cordero, whose neighborhood is one of harsh realities and harsh beauty. Esperanza doesn't want to belong, not to her rundown neighborhood, and not to the low expectations the world has for her. Esperanza's story is that of a young girl coming into her power, and inventing for herself what she will become.

    Fred says: "Spare yourself"
  • The Little House | Virginia Lee Burton

    The Little House

    • UNABRIDGED (13 mins)
    • By Virginia Lee Burton
    • Narrated By Frances Kelley
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    A sturdy, well tended little house standing on a hill in the countryside watches the days, nights, and seasons come and go as the town around her grows and develops before her.

    laura Vu says: "dissatisfaction "
  • The House of God | Samuel Shem

    The House of God

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Samuel Shem
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
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    By turns heartbreaking, hilarious, and utterly human, The House of God is a mesmerizing and provocative journey that takes us into the lives of Roy Basch and five of his fellow interns at the most renowned teaching hospital in the country.

    Brian says: "Gets a lot of hype."
  • Magic Tree House Collection: Books 9-16 | Mary Pope Osborne

    Magic Tree House Collection: Books 9-16

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Mary Pope Osborne
    • Narrated By Mary Pope Osborne
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    It's sink or swim for Jack and Annie when Magic Tree House whisks them off to the middle of the ocean. And that's just the beginning....

    rachael says: "Great series of books."
  • The Round House: A Novel | Louise Erdrich

    The Round House: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Louise Erdrich
    • Narrated By Gary Farmer
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    One Sunday in the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface as Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to relive or reveal what happened, either to the police or to her husband, Bazil, and 13-year-old son, Joe. In one day, Joe's life is irrevocably transformed. He tries to heal his mother, but she will not leave her bed and slips into an abyss of solitude. Increasingly alone, Joe finds himself thrust prematurely into an adult world for which he is ill prepared.

    Tony says: "MADE THE LISTS OF BEST BOOKS!"
  • A House in the Sky: A Memoir | Amanda Lindhout,Sara Corbett

    A House in the Sky: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Amanda Lindhout, Sara Corbett
    • Narrated By Amanda Lindhout
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    Amanda Lindhout reads her spectacularly dramatic memoir of a woman whose curiosity about the world led her from rural Canada to imperiled and dangerous countries on every continent, and then into 15 months of harrowing captivity in Somalia - a story of courage, resilience, and extraordinary grace. In August 2008, she traveled to Mogadishu, Somalia - "the most dangerous place on Earth." On her fourth day in the country, she and her photojournalist companion were abducted.

    Eric Schurr says: "Incredible story! Very well written and delivered"
  • The Good House: A Novel | Ann Leary

    The Good House: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Ann Leary
    • Narrated By Mary Beth Hurt
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    The Good House tells the story of Hildy Good, who lives in a small town on Boston's North Shore. Hildy is a successful real-estate broker, good neighbor, mother, and grandmother. She's also a raging alcoholic. Hildy's family held an intervention for her about a year before this story takes place - "if they invite you over for dinner, and it’s not a major holiday," she advises "run for your life" - and now she feels lonely and unjustly persecuted. She has also fooled herself into thinking that moderation is the key.

    Mel says: "Soberingly Funny"
  • Redeemed: House of Night, Book 12 | P. C. Cast,Kristin Cast

    Redeemed: House of Night, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast
    • Narrated By Caitlin Davies
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    In Redeemed, the final electrifying novel in the House of Night series, Neferet has finally made herself known to mortals. A Dark Goddess is loose on Tulsa and the world. No single vampyre is strong enough to vanquish her - unless that creature has the power to summon the elements as well as the ability to wield Old Magick. Only Zoey Redbird is heir to such power - but because of the consequences of using Old Magick, she is unable to help. Find out who will win and who will lose in this epic battle of Light versus Darkness.

    Michelle says: "Decent Ending to a Roller Coaster Series"
  • Magic Tree House Collection: Books 17-24 | Mary Pope Osborne

    Magic Tree House Collection: Books 17-24

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Mary Pope Osborne
    • Narrated By Mary Pope Osborne
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    Jack and Amnie are taken on a series of adventures by the Magic Tree House, accompanied by companions such as Teddy, the enchanted dog. With the Magic Tree House, you can experience far away places like Australia and learn about the past on a whirlwind tour through the history books.

    Anne says: "Great Entertainment for 6 year olds"
  • The Alphabet House | Jussi Adler-Olsen

    The Alphabet House

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jussi Adler-Olsen
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
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    British pilots James Teasdale and Bryan Young have been chosen to conduct a special photo-reconnaissance mission near Dresden, Germany. Intelligence believes the Nazis are building new factories that could turn the tide of the war. When their plane is shot down, James and Bryan know they will be executed if captured. With an enemy patrol in pursuit, they manage to jump aboard a train reserved for senior SS soldiers wounded on the eastern front.

    John S says: "Leaped before I looked. Happy I did."
  • Bleak House | Charles Dickens

    Bleak House

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett, Teresa Gallagher
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    A complex plot of love and inheritance is set against the English legal system of the mid-19th century. As the case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce drags on, it becomes an obsession to everyone involved. And the issue on an inheritance ultimately becomes a question of murder.

    KTMak says: "WONDERFUL NARRATIONS!"
  • The Turner House | Angela Flournoy

    The Turner House

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Angela Flournoy
    • Narrated By Adenrele Ojo
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    The Turners have lived on Yarrow Street for over 50 years. Their house has seen 13 children grown and gone - and some returned; it has seen the arrival of grandchildren, the fall of Detroit's East Side, and the loss of a father. The house still stands despite abandoned lots, an embattled city, and the inevitable shift outward to the suburbs. But now, as ailing matriarch Viola finds herself forced to leave her home and move in with her eldest son, the family discovers that the house is worth just a 10th of its mortgage.

  • Magic Tree House Collection: Books 25-32 | Mary Pope Osborne

    Magic Tree House Collection: Books 25-32

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Mary Pope Osborne
    • Narrated By Mary Pope Osborne
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    This audio collection includes: Stage Fright on a Summer Night, Good Morning, Gorillas, Thanksgiving on Thursday, High Tide in Hawaii, Christmas in Camelot, Haunted Castle on Hallow's Eve, Summer of the Sea Serpent, and Winter of the Ice Wizard.

  • The House Girl: A Novel | Tara Conklin

    The House Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Tara Conklin
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
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    The year is 2004: Lina Sparrow is an ambitious young lawyer working on a historic class-action lawsuit seeking reparations for the descendants of American slaves. The year is 1852: Josephine is a 17-year-old house slave who tends to the mistress of a Virginia tobacco farm - an aspiring artist named Lu Anne Bell. It is through her father, renowned artist Oscar Sparrow, that Lina discovers a controversy rocking the art world: Art historians now suspect that the revered paintings of Lu Anne Bell, an antebellum artist known for her humanizing portraits of the slaves who worked her Virginia tobacco farm, were actually the work of her house slave, Josephine.

    Jeanette Finan says: "Disappointing"
  • The House of the Scorpion | Nancy Farmer

    The House of the Scorpion

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Nancy Farmer
    • Narrated By Raul Esparza
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    When El Patrón dies at the age of 146,14-year-old Matt escapes Opium with the help of Celia and Tam Lin, his devoted bodyguard who wants to right his own wrongs. After a near misadventure in his escape, Matt makes his way back home and begins to rid the country of its evils.

    Allison says: "Don't let the back dissuade you!"
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