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  • Paradise Lost & Paradise Regained | John Milton

    Paradise Lost & Paradise Regained

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John Milton
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
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    Paradise Lost, along with its companion piece, Paradise Regained, remain the most successful attempts at Greco-Roman style epic poetry in the English language. Remarkably enough, they were written near the end of John Milton's amazing life, a bold testimonial to his mental powers in old age. And, since he had gone completely blind in 1652, 15 years prior to Paradise Lost, he dictated it and all his other works to his daughter.

    thomas says: "SELL YOUR SHIRT FOR THIS AUDIO BOOK!"
  • Paradise Lost | John Milton

    Paradise Lost

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By John Milton
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    John Milton's Paradise Lost is one of the greatest epic poems in the English language. It tells the story of the Fall of Man, a tale of immense drama and excitement, of rebellion and treachery, of innocence pitted against corruption, in which God and Satan fight a bitter battle for control of mankind's destiny.

    Tony McClung says: "The most accessible reading of Paradise Lost"
  • Paradise Found: That Second Chance, Book 4 | Mary Campisi

    Paradise Found: That Second Chance, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Mary Campisi
    • Narrated By Talmadge Ragan
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    How does one see truly - with the heart or with the eyes? Matt Brandon has it all - wealth, power, looks, and talent. Women want him, men want to be like him. When a freak ski accident strips him of one of life's most basic needs - his sight - he struggles to accept the possibility that his blindness may be permanent. Enter psychologist Sara Hamilton, a woman who has known her own share of grief and loss and may just be the one person who can help Matt redefine his new world.

    mzlee77 says: "Perfect title"
  • This Side of Paradise | F. Scott Fitzgerald

    This Side of Paradise

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated By Brian D'eon
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    F. Scott Fitzgerald’s pseudo- autobiographical first novel. It describes life at Princeton among the glittering, bored, and disillusioned “lost generation” of post World War1 America. Published in 1920, when he was just 23, the novel was an overnight success and propelled Fitzgerald to instant stardom as spokesman of the Jazz Age.

    Parola138 says: "pre-WWI joy"
  • Children of Paradise: The Struggle for the Soul of Iran | Laura Secor

    Children of Paradise: The Struggle for the Soul of Iran

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Laura Secor
    • Narrated By Mozhan Marno
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    In 1979, seemingly overnight - moving at a clip some 30 years faster than the rest of the world - Iran became the first revolutionary theocracy in modern times. Since then, the country has been largely a black box to the West, a sinister presence looming over the horizon. But inside Iran, a breathtaking drama has unfolded since then, as religious thinkers, political operatives, poets, journalists, and activists have imagined and reimagined what Iran should be.

  • Paradise Valley: Virgin River, Book 7 | Robyn Carr

    Paradise Valley: Virgin River, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
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    Best-selling author Robyn Carr pens a captivating tale from her Virgin River series in Paradise Valley. Rick Scudder joined the Marine Corps with high hopes, but left with a broken spirit and a shattered body. Pushing away everyone close to him, he forsakes the help of his surrogate father Jack and his longtime girlfriend Liz. Now Rick must find the strength to let Liz, who’s never given up on him, back into his heart.

    Lajuan says: "Heart Touching"
  • Paradise Lost | John Milton

    Paradise Lost

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By John Milton
    • Narrated By Anton Lesser
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    In words remarkable for their richness of rhythm and imagery, Milton tells the story of man's creation, fall, and redemption, "to justify the ways of God to men". Here, unabridged, and told with exceptional sensitivity and power by Anton Lesser, is the plight of Adam and Eve, the ambition and vengefulness of Satan and his cohorts.

    David says: "Great Epic Poem Narrated Well"
  • Cold Paradise | Stuart Woods

    Cold Paradise

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Stuart Woods
    • Narrated By Tony Roberts
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    Palm Beach is the most glamorous scene of the crime yet for cop-turned-investigator Stone Barrington, who becomes reacquainted with a case he thought was buried years ago and must settle romantic entanglements that haunt him still.

  • The Fountains of Paradise | Arthur C. Clarke

    The Fountains of Paradise

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
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    Vannemar Morgan's dream is to link Earth to the stars with the greatest engineering feat of all time: a 24,000-mile-high space elevator. But first he must solve a million technical, political, and economic problems while allaying the wrath of God. For the only possible site on the planet for Morgans Orbital Tower is the monastery atop the Sacred Mountain of Sri Kanda.

    David Citron says: "Human-focused science fiction"
  • Welcome to Paradise | Rosalind James

    Welcome to Paradise

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Rosalind James
    • Narrated By Emma Taylor
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    Mira Walker is hoping that competing on a "living history" reality show will give her what's missing from her real life. Maybe she'll get closer to her boyfriend, who hasn't been all that nice to her lately. Get fired up about her job again. Who knows, she might even win a million dollars. Gabe Kincaid and his brother, Alec, are after that million, too, though. Mira and Scott are no threat at all, not when everybody involved is going to want to kill Scott after the first day. And there's no bond stronger than a twin's. What could possibly go wrong?

    CandCrew says: "Reality TV Romance Done Well"
  • Death in Paradise: A Jesse Stone Novel | Robert B. Parker

    Death in Paradise: A Jesse Stone Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Robert Forster
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    The local cops haven't seen anything like this, but Jesse's L.A. past has made him all too familiar with floaters. This girl hadn't committed suicide; she hadn't been drowned; she'd been shot and dumped, discarded like trash. Before long it becomes clear that she had a taste for the wild life; and her own parents can't be bothered to report her missing, or even admit that she once was a child of theirs. All Jesse has to go on is a young man's school ring on a gold chain, and a hunch or two.

    Jas says: "Great listen."
  • Turtle in Paradise | Jennifer L. Holm

    Turtle in Paradise

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Jennifer L. Holm
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
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    Life isn't like the movies, and 11-year-old Turtle is no Shirley Temple. She's smart and tough and has seen enough of the world not to expect a Hollywood ending. After all, it's 1935, and jobs and money and sometimes even dreams are scarce. So when Turtle's mama gets a job housekeeping for a lady who doesn't like kids, Turtle says goodbye without a tear and heads off to Key West, Florida, to stay with relatives she's never met.

    Jennifer says: "Delightful, funny, and touching."
  • Paradise Lost | John Milton

    Paradise Lost

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By John Milton
    • Narrated By Anton Lesser, Laura Paton
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    Paradise Lost is the greatest epic poem in the English language. In words remarkable for their richness of rhythm and imagery, Milton tells the story of Man's creation, fall, and redemption to "justify the ways of God to men."

    Danielle says: "Not at all a decent version"
  • Stranger in Paradise | Robert B. Parker

    Stranger in Paradise

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By James Naughton
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    Apache hitman "Crow" Cromartie's mission is simple: find young Amber Francisco and bring her back to her father, Louis, in Florida. It should be an easy payday for a pro like Crow, but there are complications. Amber, now living in squalor with her mother, Fiona, is mixed up with members of a Latino gang. And when Louis orders Crow to kill Fiona before heading back with Amber, he can't follow through.

    Ross says: "Jesse and Crow - the next Spenser and Hawk?"
  • Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There | David Brooks

    Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By David Brooks
    • Narrated By David Brooks
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    It used to be pretty easy to distinguish between the bourgeois world of capitalism and the bohemian counterculture. The bourgeois worked for corporations, wore gray, and went to church. The bohemians were artists and intellectuals. Bohemians championed the values of the liberated 1960s; the bourgeois were the enterprising yuppies of the 1980s.

    S. Perreten says: "Bobos in Paradise"
  • Paradise Sky | Joe R. Lansdale

    Paradise Sky

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Joe R. Lansdale
    • Narrated By Brad Sanders
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    A rollicking novel about Nat Love, an African-American cowboy with a famous nickname: Deadwood Dick. Young Willie is on the run, having fled his small Texas farm when an infamous local landowner murdered his father. A man named Loving takes him in and trains him in the fine arts of shooting, riding, reading, and gardening. When Loving dies, Willie re-christens himself Nat Love, in tribute to his mentor, and heads west.

    Ruth Bain says: "Another Joe Lansdale classic"
  • Birds of Paradise | Diana Abu-Jaber

    Birds of Paradise

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Diana Abu-Jaber
    • Narrated By Tamara Marston
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    Avis Muir is a brilliant pastry chef, Brian Muir a corporate real estate attorney. Their son, Stanley, is the proprietor of a trendy food market. Their beautiful daughter, Felice, is missing. A runaway at 13, Felice has spent five years modeling tattoos, skateboarding, clubbing, and sleeping in a squat house or on the beach. She's about to turn 18. Soon all of the Muirs will be forced to confront their anguish, loss, and sense of betrayal.

    glamazon says: "Familia Tropica"
  • Paradise Lost | J. A. Jance

    Paradise Lost

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By J. A. Jance
    • Narrated By Debra Monk
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    For Sheriff Joanna Brady and her 12-year-old daughter Jenny, an innocent Girl Scout campout turns into a lethal game when Jenny and her tentmate, Dora Matthews, discover a murdered Phoenix woman.

    Gloria says: "Enjoyable"
  • Cowboy Paradise: Cowboys of Nirvana, Book 1 | Rhonda Lee Carver

    Cowboy Paradise: Cowboys of Nirvana, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Rhonda Lee Carver
    • Narrated By Logan McAllister
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    Exhausted with carrying around the weight of a damaged past, Cara is ready to take the ultimate step in finding her old self, before she met and married her evil husband. She needs to get away from the small town where rumors are spinning and people know her. When she visits Nirvana Ranch, an R&R, she realizes life isn't as bleak as she thought.

  • The Jewels of Paradise | Donna Leon

    The Jewels of Paradise

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
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    Caterina Pellegrini is a native Venetian, and like so many of them, she’s had to leave home to pursue her career elsewhere, mostly abroad. With a doctorate in baroque opera from Vienna, she lands in Birmingham, England, as a research fellow and assistant professor. Birmingham, however, is no Venice, so when she gets word of a position back home, Caterina jumps at the opportunity. The job is an unusual one.

    Ruth says: "A "mystery" of a different sort, . ."
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