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  • Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens | Jane Dunn

    Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jane Dunn
    • Narrated By Donada Peters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In a rich and riveting narrative, Jane Dunn reveals the extraordinary rivalry between the regal cousins. It is the story of two queens ruling on one island, each with a claim to the throne of England, each embodying dramatically opposing qualities of character, ideals of womanliness (and views of sexuality), and divinely ordained kingship.

    Catharina says: "Fantastic book"
  • Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles | Margaret George

    Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Margaret George
    • Narrated By Donada Peters
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    An exhaustively researched novel weaves both historical fact and plausible fiction in bringing the story of Mary Queen of Scots to life.

    Robin says: "Well written, well read"
  • Mary Barton | Elizabeth Gaskell

    Mary Barton

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When her father assassinates Henry Carson, his employer's son and Mary's admirer, suspicion falls on Mary's second admirer, Jem, a fellow worker. Mary has to prove her lover's innocence without incriminating her own father.

    Amazon Customer says: "Narration as Brilliant Performance Art"
  • METAtropolis: Cascadia | Jay Lake,Mary Robinette Kowal,Elizabeth Bear,Ken Scholes,Karl Schroeder,Tobias Buckell

    METAtropolis: Cascadia

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Jay Lake, Mary Robinette Kowal, Elizabeth Bear, and others
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois, Kate Mulgrew, Wil Wheaton, and others
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    This sequel to the Hugo and Audie Award nominated METAtropolis features interconnected stories by today’s top writers of speculative fiction – performed by a galaxy of Star Trek stars. As the mid-20th century approaches, the Pacific Northwest has been transformed - politically, economically, and ecologically - into the new reality of Cascadia. Conspiracies and secrets threaten the tenuous threads of society. And the End of Days seems nearer than ever.

    Stephen says: "Some good, some bad"
  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond | Elizabeth George Speare

    The Witch of Blackbird Pond

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Elizabeth George Speare
    • Narrated By Mary Beth Hurt
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    Orphaned Kit Tyler knows, as she gazes for the first time at the cold, bleak shores of Connecticut Colony, that her new home will never be like the shimmering Caribbean islands she left behind. In her relatives' stern Puritan community, she feels like a tropical bird that has flown to the wrong part of the world, a bird that is now caged and lonely.

    Susan says: "Great characters - a delightful listen!"
  • The Ultimate Guide to Fellatio: 2nd Edition: How to Go Down on a Man and Give Him Mind-Blowing Pleasure | Violet Blue,Mary Roach (foreword)

    The Ultimate Guide to Fellatio: 2nd Edition: How to Go Down on a Man and Give Him Mind-Blowing Pleasure

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Violet Blue, Mary Roach (foreword)
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Livingston
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    Violet Blue delivers details, encouragement, and every tip and trick for better oral sex while dispelling common myths and misunderstandings. In a straightforward and friendly tone, she explains how to make giving head enjoyable for both giver and receiver, how to keep your lipstick perfect, how to deep throat passionately and comfortably, and more. Additional information on positions, lubrication, shaving, anal play, fantasies, and sex toys make this the most well-rounded book on the subject of fellatio.

    Rebecca says: "Everything you need to know about male pleasure"
  • A Theology of Mary for the Third Millennium | Elizabeth Johnson

    A Theology of Mary for the Third Millennium

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 35 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Johnson
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    In the Middle Ages and Counter-Reformation, some saw Mary as almost "divine". She was placed on a pedestal and removed from ordinary life experiences. Johnson suggests that we "ask Mary to rejoin us on the ground". Drawing from Scripture, especially the Magnificat, tradition, and Vatican II, Johnson describes Mary as God's friend and prophet. She shows that Mary is not well served when she is portrayed as the maternal face of God, or as the ideal woman or eternal feminine.

  • Make Art Make Money: Lessons from Jim Henson on Fueling Your Creative Career | Elizabeth Hyde Stevens

    Make Art Make Money: Lessons from Jim Henson on Fueling Your Creative Career

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Hyde Stevens
    • Narrated By Mary Robinette Kowal
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    In our culture, artistic genius and poverty seem inevitably linked, but does it have to be that way? Jim Henson didn’t think so. An iconic creator and savvy businessman, Henson is a model for artists everywhere: Without sacrificing his creative vision, Henson built an empire of lovable Muppets that continues to educate and inspire - and a business that was worth $150 million at the time of his death. How did he ever pull it off? And how can other creators follow in his path?

  • Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens | Jane Dunn

    Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jane Dunn
    • Narrated By Isla Blair
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    In a rich and riveting narrative, Jane Dunn reveals the extraordinary rivalry between the regal cousins. It is the story of two queens ruling on one island, each with a claim to the throne of England, each embodying dramatically opposing qualities of character, ideals of womanliness (and views of sexuality), and divinely ordained kingship.

    Charles says: "Repetitive and boring"
  • Mary Barton | Elizabeth Gaskell

    Mary Barton

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
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    Mary Barton is young, kind, and beautiful - perhaps dangerously so. John Barton, her hearty and intelligent but grievously uneducated father, who could never abide the gentlefolk, pours fierce love and courage into his family and work. One day, circumstance causes Mary to be faced with a terrible choice: either protect a member of her family or sit back and watch a terrible miscarriage of justice. Will she make the right decision in time?

  • METAtropolis: Green Space | Jay Lake,Elizabeth Bear,Karl Schroeder,Seanan McGuire,Tobias S. Buckell,Mary Robinette Kowal,Ken Scholes

    METAtropolis: Green Space

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jay Lake, Elizabeth Bear, Karl Schroeder, and others
    • Narrated By Dion Graham, Robin Miles, Mark Boyett, and others
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    As METAtropolis: Green Space moves into the 22nd Century, human social evolution is heading in new directions after the Green Crash and the subsequent Green Renaissance. Nearly everyone who cares to participate in the wired world has become part of the "Internet of things", a virtual environment mapped across all aspects of the natural experience. At the same time, the serious back-to-the-land types have embraced a full-on paleo lifestyle, including genetically engineering themselves and their offspring.

    Joey says: "The Good and the Bad"
  • Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart | John Guy

    Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By John Guy
    • Narrated By John Guy
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    An intimate, myth-shattering new biography of Mary Queen of Scots by a premier historian that draws on a trove of newly discovered sources. Queen of Scots, the first full-scale biography of Mary in more than 30 years, offers a singularly novel, nuanced, and dramatic portrait of one of history's greatest women.

    Die Falknerin says: "Fascinating introduction to Mary Stuart"
  • Lady Audley’s Secret | Mary Elizabeth Braddon

    Lady Audley’s Secret

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Mary Elizabeth Braddon
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    This Victorian best seller, along with Braddon's other famous novel, Aurora Floyd, established her as the main rival of the master of the sensational novel, Wilkie Collins. A protest against the passive, insipid 19th-century heroine, Lady Audley was described by one critic of the time as "high-strung, full of passion, purpose, and movement." Her crime (the secret of the title) is shown to threaten the apparently respectable middle-class world of Victorian England.

    RM Simon says: "Mixed feelings"
  • The Silence of Lir (Volume 1) | Mary E. Twomey

    The Silence of Lir (Volume 1)

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Mary E. Twomey
    • Narrated By Matthew Lloyd
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    Since the beginning of time, the Sun has been fading, and the light that shines on the earth is dimming, causing the elements to be more volatile and impossible for the keepers to control. Now they must enlist the help of one man, Finn, to help them bring the light back to the Sun. The keepers war, the North Star steals light from the Sun, and the Moon is in disrepute. The end of existence is coming, and all the while the king, the Moon, Lir, remains silent.

  • Mary Higgins Clark and Elizabeth Peters Present More Malice Domestic: An Anthology of Original Mystery Stories | Mary Higgins Clark,Elizabeth Peters

    Mary Higgins Clark and Elizabeth Peters Present More Malice Domestic: An Anthology of Original Mystery Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Mary Higgins Clark, Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By various
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    New York Times best-selling authors Mary Higgins Clark and Elizabeth Peters present this delightfully chilling collection of original mystery stories. This audiobook showcases a houseful of top contemporary writers at their very best.

    Max R Bales says: "Max"
  • Jack and Yani Love Harry Potter | Mary E. Twomey

    Jack and Yani Love Harry Potter

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Mary E. Twomey
    • Narrated By Jason Lovett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Best friends Jack and Yani do everything together. After Yani's 30th birthday party, however, she decides to leave town on a spontaneous vacation to visit all the sites of the young adult fiction novels she loves, hoping that when she returns, she'll have buried the secret flame she has for Jack. Forced by his friends to go on a road trip to track down Yani, Jack learns a lot about his best friend by reading the novels she's been obsessed with.

    Rebekah James says: "Simply Atrocious. I could not finish it."
  • Ron & Fez, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, October 5, 2012 | Ron & Fez

    Ron & Fez, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, October 5, 2012

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Ron & Fez
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    Today on Ron & Fez, actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead stops by to promote her new movie Smashed. We discuss quitting drinking and the power of addiction. We ask a quick question "Would you rather be attacked by one rabbit the size of a grizzly bear, or 20 grizzly bears the size of rabbits?" We watch a new video from internet sensation Frankie MacDonald. Intern Kokomo Joe plays us his new parody song featuring Intern Dana which attacks twitter stalker Queen Elizabeth.

  • The Bronze Bow | Elizabeth George Speare

    The Bronze Bow

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Elizabeth George Speare
    • Narrated By Mary Woods
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    After witnessing his father's crucifixion by Roman soldiers, Daniel bar Jamin is fired by a single passion: to avenge his father's death by driving the Roman legions from the land of Israel. Consumed by hatred, Daniel leads a dangerous life living with an outlaw band in the hills outside his village, spying and plotting, impatiently waiting to take revenge. Winner of the 1962 Newbery Medal, The Bronze Bow is the story of a boy's tormented journey.

    Laura says: "BORING read of a not boring story."
  • Hotel Angeline: A Novel in 36 Voices | Erik Larson,Jamie Ford,Deb Caletti,Mary Guterson,Elizabeth George,Julia Quinn,Susan Wiggs,Kevin O'Brien,Garth Stein

    Hotel Angeline: A Novel in 36 Voices

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Erik Larson, Jamie Ford, Deb Caletti, and others
    • Narrated By Pam Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Thirty-six of the most interesting writers in the Pacific Northwest came together for a week-long marathon of writing live on stage. The result? Hotel Angeline, a truly inventive novel that surprises at every turn of the page. Something is amiss at the Hotel Angeline, a rickety former mortuary perched atop Capitol Hill in rain-soaked Seattle. Fourteen-year-old Alexis Austin is fixing the plumbing, the tea, and all the problems of the world, it seems, in her landlady mother’s absence.

    Ruth says: "Too Many Writers!"
  • Break Your Own Rules: How to Change the Patterns of Thinking that Block Women's Paths to Power | Jill Flynn,Kathryn Heath,Mary Davis Holt,Sharon Allen (foreword)

    Break Your Own Rules: How to Change the Patterns of Thinking that Block Women's Paths to Power

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jill Flynn, Kathryn Heath, Mary Davis Holt, and others
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Wiley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Women hold just 11 percent of the most senior-level leadership positions in U.S. Corporations - a number that hasn't changed in over 30 years. How can more women break through? Break Your Own Rules distills the six faulty assumptions (or "rules") most women follow that get in the way, then delivers the correlating new rules that promise to clear a path.

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