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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"
  • Cold Paradise: Stone Barrington, Book 7 | Stuart Woods

    Cold Paradise: Stone Barrington, Book 7

    • 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 Myth of the Andalusian Paradise: Muslims, Christians, and Jews Under Islamic Rule in Medieval Spain | Dario Fernandez Morera

    The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise: Muslims, Christians, and Jews Under Islamic Rule in Medieval Spain

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Dario Fernandez Morera
    • Narrated By Bob Souer
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    Scholars, journalists, and politicians uphold Muslim-ruled medieval Spain - "al-Andalus" - as a multicultural paradise, a place where Muslims, Christians, and Jews lived in harmony. There is only one problem with this widely accepted account: It is a myth. In this groundbreaking book, Northwestern University scholar Darío Fernández-Morera tells the full story of Islamic Spain. As professors, politicians, and pundits continue to celebrate Islamic Spain for its "multiculturalism" and "diversity", Fernández-Morera sets the record straight.

    McHotloads says: "Great book!"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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."
  • His Perfect Bride: The Brides of Paradise Ranch, Spicy Version, Book 1 | Merry Farmer

    His Perfect Bride: The Brides of Paradise Ranch, Spicy Version, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Merry Farmer
    • Narrated By Aundrea Mitchell
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    For Corva Collier, life as a mail-order bride in the quirky town of Haskell, Wyoming is her last chance for escape. She longs for a peaceful life away from the darkness of her past where she can create the paintings that are close to her heart, and where she hopes she can grow to love her husband. But how do you love a man who was persuaded to marry you against his will?

    MarinaTheMom says: "Needs different narrator"
  • Paradise Lost | John Milton

    Paradise Lost

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By John Milton
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
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    Often considered the greatest epic in any modern language, Paradise Lost tells the story of the revolt of Satan, his banishment from Heaven, and the ensuing fall of Man with his expulsion from Eden. It is a tale of immense drama and excitement, of innocence pitted against corruption, of rebellion and treachery, in which God and Satan fight a bitter battle for control of mankind's destiny. The struggle ranges across heaven, hell, and earth, as Satan and his band of rebel angels conspire against God.

    Louis says: "A Breathtaking Work, Well-Rendered!"
  • Captive Paradise: A History of Hawaii | James L. Haley

    Captive Paradise: A History of Hawaii

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By James L. Haley
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
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    The most recent state to join the union, Hawaii is the only one to have once been a royal kingdom. After its discovery by Captain Cook in the late 18th century, Hawaii was fought over by European powers determined to take advantage of its position as the crossroads of the Pacific. The arrival of the first missionaries marked the beginning of the struggle between a native culture with its ancient gods, sexual libertinism, and rites of human sacrifice and the rigid values of the Calvinists.

    Jonathan says: "Good, but not enough history of the Island."
  • Last Train to Paradise: Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad that Crossed an Ocean | Les Standiford

    Last Train to Paradise: Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad that Crossed an Ocean

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Les Standiford
    • Narrated By Del Roy
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    The paths of the great American robber barons were paved with riches, and though ordinary citizens paid for them, they also profited. Les Standiford, author of the John Deal thrillers, tells how the man who turned Florida's swamps into the playgrounds of the rich performed the almost superhuman feat of building a railroad from the mainland to Key West at the turn of the century.

    Roy says: "A Pleasant Surprise"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • The Gates of Paradise | Melissa De La Cruz

    The Gates of Paradise

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Melissa De La Cruz
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
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    Schuyler Van Alen is running out of time. The Dark Prince of Hell is storming the Gates of Paradise, intent on winning the heavenly throne for good. This time he has his greatest angels by his side, Abbadon and Azrael, or as they are known in the coven, Jack and Mimi Force. Will Bliss and the wolves she has recruited to join her win the battle for the vampires? Is Schuyler prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice, the same one Michael was forced to make in Florence so long ago?

    vicky says: "I really wanted to like this book :("
  • 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?"
  • 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"
  • Half of Paradise | James Lee Burke

    Half of Paradise

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Mark Zeisler
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    In this intense, fascinating story, Burke follows the lives of three young Louisiana men, each of whom finds himself in desperate circumstances. There's Avery Broussard, the last survivor of a family of once-prosperous land owners, who has a weakness for alcohol; J.P. Winfield, a poor singer and guitar player who rises to fame as a country music star, only to be destroyed by drug addiction; and Toussaint Boudreaux, a black longshoreman who moonlights as a heavyweight boxer.

    Bull says: "Excellent early Burke ruined by terrible narration"
  • Paradise Valley | W. Dale Cramer

    Paradise Valley

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By W. Dale Cramer
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
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    Even at 16, Jake’s handsome features hold the calm certainty and patient confidence of a man, and Rachel Bender knows—Jake Weaver is the one. Rachel will grow into a strong young woman with powerful gifts—but in a faraway country, without her Jake. In 1921, Ohio’s new law forces Caleb Bender’s family to seek sanctuary in the wilds of Mexico where the government will not interfere with their Amish way of life, or take their children from them.

    betty says: "Wonderful Book!!!!"
  • Trouble in Paradise | Robert B. Parker

    Trouble in Paradise

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Richard Masur
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    Stiles Island is a wealthy and exclusive enclave separated by a bridge from the Massachusetts coast town of Paradise. James Macklin sees Stiles Island as the ultimate investment opportunity: all he needs to do is invade the island, blow the bridge, and loot the island. To realize his investment, Macklin, along with his devoted girlfriend, Faye, assembles a crew of fellow ex-cons - all experts in their fields - including Wilson Cromartie, a fearsome Apache. James Macklin is a bad man - a very bad man. And Wilson Cromartie, known as Crow, is even worse. As Macklin plans his crime, Paradise Police Chief Jesse Stone has his hands full. He faces romantic entanglements in triplicate: his ex-wife Jenn, is in the Paradise jail for assault, he's begun a new relationship with a Stiles Island realtor named Marcy Campbell, and he's still sorting out his feelings for attorney Abby Taylor. When Macklin's attack on Stiles Island is set in motion, both Marcy and Abby are put in jeopardy. As the casualties mount, it's up to Jesse to keep both women from harm.

    Richard says: "Good story but bad audio"
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