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  • Bright Lights, Big City | Jay McInerney

    Bright Lights, Big City

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Jay McInerney
    • Narrated By Daniel Passer
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    The tragicomedy of a young man in New York City, a writer, never named, who works as a fact-checker for a prestigious magazine. He struggles with the reality of his mother's death, alienation, and the seductive pull of drugs and a vibrant nightlife.

    Amber says: "Curiously, mundanely real"
  • City of Light | Lauren Belfer

    City of Light

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Lauren Belfer
    • Narrated By Jan Maxwell
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    Louisa Barrett, the narrator of this critically-acclaimed first novel, guides us through the culture and conflicts of a time and place where immigrant factory workers and nature conservationists protest violently against industrialists, where presidents broker politics, where wealthy ""Negroes"" fight for recognition and e

    M. Layton says: "Protagonist Is Not Really a Modern Woman"
  • When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light under German Occupation, 1940-1944 | Ronald C. Rosbottom

    When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light under German Occupation, 1940-1944

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Ronald C. Rosbottom
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
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    On June 14, 1940, German tanks entered a silent and nearly deserted Paris. Eight days later, France accepted a humiliating defeat and foreign occupation. Subsequently, an eerie sense of normalcy settled over the City of Light. Many Parisians keenly adapted themselves to the situation - even allied themselves with their Nazi overlords. At the same time, amidst this darkening gloom of German ruthlessness, shortages, and curfews, a resistance arose.

    gaillardia says: "Good but not great"
  • Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris | David King

    Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By David King
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
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    Death in the City of Light is the gripping, true story of a brutal serial killer who unleashed his own reign of terror in Nazi-Occupied Paris. As decapitated heads and dismembered body parts surfaced in the Seine, Commissaire Georges-Victor Massu, head of the Brigade Criminelle, was tasked with tracking down the elusive murderer in a twilight world of Gestapo, gangsters, resistance fighters, pimps, prostitutes, spies, and other shadowy figures of the Parisian underworld. The main suspect was Dr. Marcel Petiot, a handsome, charming physician with remarkable charisma.

    Caitanya says: "Too many facts too little story"
  • Little Demon in the City of Light: A True Story of Murder and Mesmerism in Belle Epoque Paris | Steven Levingston

    Little Demon in the City of Light: A True Story of Murder and Mesmerism in Belle Epoque Paris

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Steven Levingston
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    A delicious account of a murder most gallic - think CSI Paris meets Georges Simenon - whose lurid comibation of sex, brutality, forensics, and hypnotism riveted first a nation and then the world. Little Demon in the City of Light is the thrilling - and so wonderfully French - story of a gruesome 1889 murder of a lascivious court official at the hands of a ruthless con man and his pliant mistress and the international manhunt, sensational trial, and an inquiry into the limits of hypnotic power that ensued.

    Michael Greenstein says: "I loved this book!"
  • Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light | David Downie

    Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By David Downie
    • Narrated By Max Winter
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    Swapping his native San Francisco for the City of Light, travel writer David Downie arrived in Paris in 1986 on a one-way ticket, his head full of romantic notions. Curiosity and the legs of a cross-country runner propelled him daily from an unheated, seventh-floor walk-up garret near the Champs-Élysées to the old Montmartre haunts of the doomed painter Modigliani, the tombs of Père-Lachaise cemetery, the luxuriant alleys of the Luxembourg Gardens, and the aristocratic Île Saint-Louis midstream in the Seine.

    LB says: "Great preparation for a trip to Paris"
  • City of Tranquil Light: A Novel | Bo Caldwell

    City of Tranquil Light: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Bo Caldwell
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
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    Will Kiehn is seemingly destined for life as a humble farmer in the Midwest when, having felt a call from God, he travels to the vast North China Plain in the early twentieth century. There he is surprised by love and weds a strong and determined fellow missionary, Katherine. They soon find themselves witnesses to the crumbling of a more than two-thousand-year-old dynasty that plunges the country into decades of civil war.

    Annette Rowe says: "What We're Here For"
  • City of Darkness and Light: A Molly Murphy Mystery, Book 13 | Rhys Bowen

    City of Darkness and Light: A Molly Murphy Mystery, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber
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    Molly and Daniel Sullivan are settling happily into the new routines of parenthood, but their domestic bliss is shattered the night a gang retaliates against Daniel for making a big arrest. Daniel wants his family safely out of New York City as soon as possible. In shock and grieving, but knowing she needs to protect their infant son, Liam, Molly agrees to take him on the long journey to Paris to stay with her friends Sid and Gus, who are studying art in the City of Light.

    Robert says: "great story and great narrator--the saga continues"
  • Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate) | Amy Thomas

    Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate)

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Amy Thomas
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
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    Forever a girl obsessed with all things French, sweet freak Amy Thomas landed a gig as rich as the purest dark chocolate: leave Manhattan for Paris to write ad copy for Louis Vuitton. Working on the Champs-Élysées, strolling the charming streets, and exploring the best patisseries and boulangeries, Amy marveled at the magnificence of the City of Light. But does falling in love with one city mean turning your back on another? As much as Amy adored Paris, there was part of her that felt like a humble chocolate chip cookie....

    chrispy says: "It was a nice surprise"
  • City of Light & Shadows: City of a Hundred Rows, Book 3 | Ian Whates

    City of Light & Shadows: City of a Hundred Rows, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Ian Whates
    • Narrated By Mark Meadows
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    The monstrous Rust Warriors are back! In a land struggling to cope with the onset of the fatal bone flu, street-nick Tom and Kat - the leader of the Tattooed Men - must find a way to dispatch both threats. Meanwhile, the Soul Thief is still at large, and still killing.... City of Light and Shadows is the stunning final instalment in the City of a Hundred Rows trilogy.

  • Lisbon: War in the Shadows of the City of Light, 1939–1945 | Neill Lochery

    Lisbon: War in the Shadows of the City of Light, 1939–1945

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Neill Lochery
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
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    Throughout the Second World War, Lisbon was at the very center of the world’s attention and was the only European city in which both the Allies and the Axis powers openly operated. Portugal was frantically trying to hold on to its self-proclaimed wartime neutrality but in reality was increasingly caught in the middle of the economic, and naval, wars between the Allies and the Nazis. The story is not, however, a conventional tale of World War II in that barely a shot was fired or a bomb dropped. Instead, it is a gripping tale of intrigue, betrayal, opportunism, and double-dealing....

    Lynn says: "Expostiion of Little Known Story"
  • The Mole People Beneath the City | Evans Light

    The Mole People Beneath the City

    • UNABRIDGED (27 mins)
    • By Evans Light
    • Narrated By Commodore James
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    Late at night in the subway, a little girl and her father wait for a train that runs deep beneath New York City. It will be a ride they never forget.

  • Dark in the City of Light | Paul Robertson

    Dark in the City of Light

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Paul Robertson
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    CBA best-selling author Paul Robertson enthralls millions with his own distinct brand of suspense that has been called “Grisham-like". As 1870 Europe lurches toward war, one man could turn the tide. But with his wife’s mysterious death, he’s thrust into a web of deceit, political intrigue, and murder that could destroy him, his children, and a nation.

  • City of Fading Light | Jon Cleary

    City of Fading Light

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jon Cleary
    • Narrated By Rebecca Gibel
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    The time is the last two weeks of peace in the summer of 1939. The place is Berlin, the most brilliantly lit city in Europe. Cathleen O'Dea has come from Hollywood to Germany to star in a film. But that is not the real purpose of her visit. She is in Berlin to trace her missing mother.

  • Vegas Confessions 1: Bright Light City | Editors of Sounds Publishing

    Vegas Confessions 1: Bright Light City

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    • By Editors of Sounds Publishing
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    From wild to wanton, these crazy stories about what happens in Vegas will have you packing your bags for a trip to Sin City. These tawdry tales may sound unbelievable, but we promise the stories are true enough. "Bright Light City": Elvis may have died fat and worn out, but women still threw their underwear at him. Hear what happens to a hot young Elvis impersonator at the latest convention.

  • Bright Lights: The City, Book 1 | Eifty Ahmed

    Bright Lights: The City, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 mins)
    • By Eifty Ahmed
    • Narrated By Nick Gilbert
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    Heat-filled lights brighten the city of Winchester for our protagonist, Jack Williams. Will the light blind him to the killer, or will the light guide him? Jack is an ex-inspector looking for his loved lost possession. Will he ever find what his heart desires?

  • The Top 10 Things to Do in Paris: The Ultimate Guide to Make Sure Your Trip to the City of Lights Includes the Best in Culture, Site Seeing, Shopping, Eating, Souvenirs, and More! | Xavier Zimms

    The Top 10 Things to Do in Paris: The Ultimate Guide to Make Sure Your Trip to the City of Lights Includes the Best in Culture, Site Seeing, Shopping, Eating, Souvenirs, and More!

    • UNABRIDGED (18 mins)
    • By Xavier Zimms
    • Narrated By Emily A. Tuckman
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    The Top 10 Things to Do in Paris is your ultimate guide to explore the City of Lights and world capital of shopping and style. It is an easy to understand tour guide to one of the enthralling and sprawling cities of the world. Every traveler needs to prioritize his options and time whether he is visiting Paris for one day or for one month, and this guide helps tourists to do exactly the same by providing information about must-see places in the city and top class activities to partake in.

  • All Stories Are Fiction: Just as the Light Fails | Mike Daisey

    All Stories Are Fiction: Just as the Light Fails

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 14 mins)
    • By Mike Daisey
    • Narrated By Mike Daisey
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    Mike Daisey is a fierce storyteller, one minute hilarious, the next minute sweet, with a fine-tuned ear for digression. He circles in on his uneasy subject matter, closer and closer, until he exposes the raw heart. The New York Times calls him "the master storyteller" and he has been compared to Garrison Keillor, Spalding Gray, and David Sedaris.

  • Sisterchicks Say Ooh La La | Robin Jones Gunn

    Sisterchicks Say Ooh La La

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Robin Jones Gunn
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
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    Two 40-something friends have traveled to Paris for one whirlwind week. They will discover many unexpected blessings in the City of Lights....Robin Jones Gunn has entertained and inspired millions of readers with the lively Sisterchicks series. Each book carries fans to beautiful places and into gratifying spiritual adventures.

  • How It Ended: New and Collected Stories | Jay McInerney

    How It Ended: New and Collected Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jay McInerney
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
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    This story collection by one of the preeminent writers of this generation traces the arc of an entire career and - in this manifold exploration of delusion, fame, and experience - displays anew McInerney's rare ability to unveil and recreate the manic flux of our society.

    Jeffrey Dame says: "Pretty Good, but not quite there"
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