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  • Men at Arms: Discworld #15 | Terry Pratchett

    Men at Arms: Discworld #15

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Nigel Planer
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    Eric says: "Good Pratchett novel, good reader, bad recording."
  • The Mountain Man Omnibus: Books 1-3 | Keith C. Blackmore

    The Mountain Man Omnibus: Books 1-3

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Keith C. Blackmore
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
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    Boomstick. Samurai bat. Motorcycle leather. And the will to live among the unliving. Augustus Berry lives a day-to-day existence comprised of waking up, getting drunk, and preparing for the inevitable day when "they" will come up the side of his mountain and penetrate his fortress. Living on the outskirts of a city and scavenging for whatever supplies remain after civilization died two years ago, Gus knows that every time he goes down into undead suburbia could be his last.

    Erin says: "A break from the same old zombie fiction."
  • The Man Who Wasn't There: Investigations into the Strange New Science of the Self | Anil Ananthaswamy

    The Man Who Wasn't There: Investigations into the Strange New Science of the Self

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Anil Ananthaswamy
    • Narrated By Rene Ruiz
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    Anil Ananthaswamy's extensive, in-depth interviews venture into the lives of individuals who offer perspectives that will change how you think about who you are. These individuals all lost some part of what we think of as our self, but they then offer remarkable, sometimes heart-wrenching insights into what remains. One man cut off his own leg. Another became one with the universe.

    Yoyo says: "Great book"
  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: and Other Clinical Tales | Oliver Sacks

    The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: and Other Clinical Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks
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    Oliver Sacks' The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations: patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people and common objects; who are stricken with violent tics and grimaces or who shout involuntary obscenities; whose limbs have become alien; who have been dismissed as retarded yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents.

    Darwin8u says: "A Clinician's eYe, but a Poet's HEART"
  • Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World | Mark Miodownik

    Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Mark Miodownik
    • Narrated By Michael Page
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    Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does a paper clip bend? These are the sorts of questions that Mark Miodownik is constantly asking himself. A globally renowned materials scientist, Miodownik has spent his life exploring objects as ordinary as an envelope and as unexpected as concrete cloth, uncovering the fascinating secrets that hold together our physical world.

    D. MacLeod says: "Surprisingly good"
  • Quantum Man: Richard Feynman’s Life in Science | Lawrence M. Krauss

    Quantum Man: Richard Feynman’s Life in Science

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Lawrence M. Krauss
    • Narrated By Lawrence M. Krauss
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    Perhaps the greatest physicist of the second half of the 20th century, Richard Feynman changed the way we think about quantum mechanics, the most perplexing of all physical theories. Here Lawrence M. Krauss, himself a theoretical physicist and best-selling author, offers a unique scientific biography: a rollicking narrative coupled with clear and novel expositions of science at the limits.

    Tom Miller says: "Richard Feynman's Science"
  • The Four Man Plan: A Romantic Science | Cindy Lu

    The Four Man Plan: A Romantic Science

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Cindy Lu
    • Narrated By Cindy Lu
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    Author and actress Cindy Lu knew for a long time that she sucked at love. For years, she dated one wrong guy after another until she decided to use her math skills to fix her romantic life. The result is The Four Man Plan: a brilliant system for finding love that combines the certainties of math and human behavior into a sure-fire formula for finding Mr. Right. The secret? Always be dating four men at any given time.

    L. Loker says: "Frog Kissing"
  • The Man on Table Ten: A Mysterious Science Fiction Tale | Luke Smitherd

    The Man on Table Ten: A Mysterious Science Fiction Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Luke Smitherd
    • Narrated By Luke Smitherd
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    It's a story that he hasn't told anyone for fifty years. A secret that he's kept ever since he grew tired of the disbelieving faces and doctors' reports advising medication. He's been careful. He hasn't even touched a single drop of booze since that one, fateful evening. This is why his decision on this day - the decision to have three drinks - will change the life of bright young waitress Lisa Willoughby forever. For today, the Man on Table Ten has decided that he wants to share his incredible tale.

    Jennifer Hawton says: "great short story"
  • The Stone Man: A Science Fiction Horror Novel | Luke Smitherd

    The Stone Man: A Science Fiction Horror Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Luke Smitherd
    • Narrated By Matt Addis
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    Nobody knew where it came from. Nobody knew why it came. When an eight-foot-tall man made of stone appears in the middle of a busy city center one July afternoon, two-bit (and antisocial) reporter Andy Pointer assumes it's just a publicity stunt. Indeed, so does everyone else...until the Stone Man begins to walk, heading silently through the wall of the nearest building, flattening it, and killing several people inside as a result.

    JoanneG says: "Totally Original Story of Horror and Courage"
  • Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad | Brett Martin

    Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Brett Martin
    • Narrated By Keith Szarabajka
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    In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the landscape of television began an unprecedented transformation. While the networks continued to chase the lowest common denominator, a wave of new shows, first on premium-cable channels like HBO and then basic-cable networks like FX and AMC, dramatically stretched television’s narrative inventiveness, emotional resonance, and artistic ambition. No longer necessarily concerned with creating always-likable characters, plots that wrapped up neatly every episode, or subjects that were deemed safe and appropriate, shows such as The Wire, The Sopranos, Mad Men, and more tackled issues of life and death, love and sexuality....

    Amazon Customer says: "Unfocused but fascinating. Very good narration."
  • Code Name God: The Spiritual Odyssey of a Man of Science | Mani Bhaumik

    Code Name God: The Spiritual Odyssey of a Man of Science

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Mani Bhaumik
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Ben Kingsley
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    The compelling, beautiful narrative of Code Name God is one man's rags-to-riches story and, more profoundly, the vision of a world-class physicist seeking to integrate the findings of science, religion, and spiritual quest.

    Dennis T. says: "Alternative View"
  • Men at Arms: Discworld, Book 15 | Terry Pratchett

    Men at Arms: Discworld, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Nigel Planer
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    The town of Ankh-Morpork is in big trouble, and the City Watch is desperate for a few good men to protect it. But all they've got are the dwarves Corporal Carrot and Lance-constable Cuddy; the troll Lance-constable Detritus; Lance-constable Angua, who is believed to be a woman; and, worst of all, Corporal Nobbs, who has been disqualified from the human race for shoving! These underdogs need all the help they can get, for they've been given only 24 hours to clean up the war-torn town.

    Christian says: "Great Story - Terrible Production!"
  • The Wee Free Men: Discworld Book 30, (Discworld Childrens Book 2) | Terry Pratchett

    The Wee Free Men: Discworld Book 30, (Discworld Childrens Book 2)

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Tony Robinson
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    Up on the chalk downs they call The Wold, witches are banned: ever since the Baron's son vanished in the woods. Anyway, as all witches know, chalk's no good for magic. Nine-year-old Tiffany Aching thinks her Granny Aching, a wise shepherd, might have been a witch, but now Granny Aching is dead, and it's up to Tiffany to work it all out when strange things begin happening.

    Christina says: "Hillarious, great book and narrator performance"
  • Dead Man Talking: Dead Man Mysteries, Book 1 | T. M. Simmons

    Dead Man Talking: Dead Man Mysteries, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By T. M. Simmons
    • Narrated By Shelley Lynn Johnson
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    Weird things tend to happen when you live in a haunted house - not that author/ghost hunter Alice Carpenter has a problem disciplining the ten resident ghosts in her lakeside log cabin near forgotten-time Six Gun, Texas. When her cousin Katy calls looking for help with the resident ghost at Espirt d'Chene, the family mansion near Jefferson, Alice agrees to come to the rescue.

    Farrell says: "Entertaining"
  • Would You Kill the Fat Man? | David Edmonds

    Would You Kill the Fat Man?

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By David Edmonds
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    A train is racing toward five men, tied to the track. Unless the train is stopped, it will inevitably kill all five men. If a fat man is pushed onto the line, although he will die, his body will stop the train, saving five lives. Would you kill the fat man? As David Edmonds shows, answering the question is far more complex, and important, than it first appears. In fact, how we answer it tells us a great deal about right and wrong.

    Douglas says: "Wonderfully Rendered Book..."
  • Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men: Jane Jameson, Book 2 | Molly Harper

    Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men: Jane Jameson, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
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    Once a devoted children's librarian, Jane Jameson now works at a rundown occult bookstore. Once a regular gal, she's now a vampire. And instead of a bride, she's an eternal bridesmaid -- which leads her to question where exactly her relationship with her irresistibly sexy sire, Gabriel, is headed. Mercurial, enigmatic, apparently commitment-phobic vampires are nothing if not hard to read.

    Kickez says: "A great continuation from the 1st book!"
  • A Lion Among Men: The Wicked Years, Volume 3 | Gregory Maguire

    A Lion Among Men: The Wicked Years, Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Gregory Maguire
    • Narrated By John McDonough
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    While civil war looms in Oz, a tetchy oracle named Yackle prepares for death. Before her final hour, a figure known as Brrr - the Cowardly Lion - arrives searching for information about Elphaba Thropp, the Wicked Witch of the West. Abandoned as a cub, his path from infancy is no Yellow Brick Road. In the wake of laws that oppress talking Animals, he avoids a jail sentence by agreeing to serve as a lackey to the warmongering Emperor of Oz.

    Michael says: "Gregory and John Together Again"
  • Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand: Kitty Norville, Book 5 | Carrie Vaughn

    Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand: Kitty Norville, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Carrie Vaughn
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
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    Already the alpha pair of Denver's werewolf pack, Kitty and Ben now plan to tie the knot human-style by eloping to Las Vegas. Kitty is looking forward to sipping froufrou drinks by the pool and doing her popular radio show on live television, but her hotel is stocked with werewolf-hating bounty hunters.

    Ali says: "Renewed my Vows in Vegas Right After Reading this!"
  • The Invisible Man | H. G. Wells

    The Invisible Man

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By Daniel Philpott
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    A stranger arrives in a small English town, wreathed in a hat, coat, goggles and bandages. It's not just his identity he's hiding, though; he has discovered the secret of invisibility, and believes it will lead him to ultimate power. But he needs to be able to control the process, and when the terrified villagers refuse to help him, he decides on bloody revenge.

  • Doctor Who: The Clockwise Man | Justin Richards

    Doctor Who: The Clockwise Man

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Justin Richards
    • Narrated By Nicholas Briggs
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    In 1920s London, the Doctor and Rose find themselves caught up in the hunt for a mysterious murderer. But not everyone or everything is what they seem. Secrets lie behind locked doors and inhuman killers roam the streets. Who is the Painted Lady and why is she so interested in the Doctor? How can a cat return from the dead? Can anyone be trusted to tell or even to know the truth?

    Annissa says: "Slow build to a great end"
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