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  • Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life | Elizabeth Gaskell

    Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life

    • 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"
  • 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"
  • The Passion of Mary Magdalen: A Novel | Elizabeth Cunningham

    The Passion of Mary Magdalen: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Cunningham
    • Narrated By Heather O'Neill
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    Make way for a new Magdalen. Born on a Celtic isle to eight warrior-witch mothers, Maeve is raised to be as brave as any hero. In her stubborn, enchanting voice, she recounts her perilous quest for the young man, Esus, whose life she once saved from druid sacrifice. Captured and sold to a Roman Madam, Maeve is sustained by a fierce sense of identity, compassion for her sister whores, and her unquenchable love.

  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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.

    E. Dickson says: "Listen with a friend or relative!!"
  • Episode 1: Elizabeth Gilbert | How to Be Amazing

    Episode 1: Elizabeth Gilbert

    • ORIGINAL (56 mins)
    • By How to Be Amazing
    • Narrated By Michael Ian Black, Elizabeth Gilbert
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    In this in-depth interview show, Black takes listeners into the minds of some of today’s most fascinating celebrities and newsmakers to discuss the process of how they became, well, amazing.

  • Undraland, Volume 1 | Mary E. Twomey

    Undraland, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Mary E. Twomey
    • Narrated By Mary Abraham
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    Follow Lucy Kincaid as she falls down the rabbit hole, uncovering a world of adventure that leads her to darkness she both fears and loves.

    Natalie Rhymer says: "Fantasy, action and fun"
  • 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?

    Ed says: "From a Muppet/Henson Fan"
  • 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.

    Bexlyn Wright says: "Everything you need to know about male pleasure"
  • 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"
  • A Sword for His Lady: Courtly Love Series # 1 | Mary Wine

    A Sword for His Lady: Courtly Love Series # 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Mary Wine
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Wiley
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    After proving himself on the field of battle, Ramon de Segrave is appointed to the Council of Barons by Richard the Lionheart. But instead of taking his most formidable warrior on his latest crusade, the king assigns Ramon an even more dangerous task - woo and win the lady of Thistle Keep. Isabel of Camoys is a capable widow with no intention of surrendering her valuable estate. She's fought long and hard for her independence, and if the price is loneliness, then so be it.

  • Best of Women's Short Stories, Volume 2 | Elizabeth Gaskell,Mary Shelley,Virginia Woolf

    Best of Women's Short Stories, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Elizabeth Gaskell, Mary Shelley, Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated By Harriet Walter
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    This celebration of iconic female writers from the 19th and 20th centuries features eight full-length stories about a range of female interests and experiences. Included are a novella, "The Watsons", by Jane Austen, as well as other gems, such as "Bliss" by Katherine Mansfield, "The Parvenue" by Mary Shelley, "A Pair of Silk Stockings" by Kate Chopin, and "The Half Brothers" by Elizabeth Gaskell.

  • 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
    • Narrated 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.

    Fr. Ron says: "Extremely intriguing"
  • The Truth: Volumes of the Vemreaux, Volume 2 | Mary E. Twomey

    The Truth: Volumes of the Vemreaux, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Mary E. Twomey
    • Narrated By Madeline Mrozek
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    Living in the real world is a lot more confusing than Blue Anders bargained for. While Sam is patient with her, Baird is not - demanding the utmost perfection from his sister before she travels to the O-blood island to destroy the predator. Emotions run high as Blue trains with Sam, Alec and Brody, who insist on fighting the battle with her. With the crowned prince of Europe declared among the missing, the emperor teams up with Blue to bring his son home.

    Dee says: "Can't wait for book 3!!"
  • 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"
  • 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 Way: Volumes of the Vemreaux, Book 1 | Mary Twomey

    The Way: Volumes of the Vemreaux, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Mary Twomey
    • Narrated By Madeline Mrozek
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In a world not divided by race, creed, or color but by blood type, Blue Anders finds herself on the wrong end of fortune's mercy. Born with a lesser blood type, Blue is raised in The Way, a work camp for A-bloods.

    Dee says: "Great listen!"
  • Lady Audley's Secret | Mary Elizabeth Braddon

    Lady Audley's Secret

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Mary Elizabeth Braddon
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
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    A fast-paced Victorian thriller that will delight audiences today as it did 100 years ago, Lady Audley's Secret has subterfuge, kidnapping, jealousy, and fraud, all thrown into the mix and shaken up for good measure.

    A mystery which keeps a listener guessing until the last moments, this production is a must-listen for anyone who enjoys playing detective.

    Martin says: "very well done"
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