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  • Inheritance: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 4 | Christopher Paolini

    Inheritance: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
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    Not so very long ago, Eragon - Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider - was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders. months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can.

    Robert says: "All the reviews had me worried for nothing!"
  • Brisingr: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 3 | Christopher Paolini

    Brisingr: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
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    Oaths sworn . . . loyalties tested . . . forces collide. Following the colossal battle against the Empire's warriors on the Burning Plains, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped with their lives. Still there is more at hand for the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by a tangle of promises he may not be able to keep.

    Edmund says: "Good but not complete."
  • Eldest: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 2 | Christopher Paolini

    Eldest: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
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    Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in the skills of the Dragon Rider: magic and swordsmanship. Soon he is on the journey of a lifetime, his eyes open to awe-inspiring new places and people, his days filled with fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and nothing is what it seems.

    Theodore says: "You see growth in the Author"
  • Orhan's Inheritance | Aline Ohanesian

    Orhan's Inheritance

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Aline Ohanesian
    • Narrated By Assaf Cohen
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    When Orhan's brilliant and eccentric grandfather - a man who built a dynasty out of making kilim rugs - is found dead, submerged in a vat of dye, Orhan inherits the decades-old business. But his grandfather's will raises more questions than answers.

    Thena says: "Lovely and sad"
  • Eragon: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 1 | Christopher Paolini

    Eragon: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
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    When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.

    Mary S. Murray says: "Delightful and Enjoyable"
  • Inheritance: How Our Genes Change Our Lives - and Our Lives Change Our Genes | Sharon Moalem, MD, PhD

    Inheritance: How Our Genes Change Our Lives - and Our Lives Change Our Genes

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Sharon Moalem, MD, PhD
    • Narrated By Sharon Moalem, MD, PhD
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    Conventional wisdom dictates that our genetic destiny is fixed at conception. But Dr. Moalem's groundbreaking book shows us that the human genome is far more fluid and fascinating than your ninth grade biology teacher ever imagined. By bringing us to the bedside of his unique and complex patients, he masterfully demonstrates what rare genetic conditions can teach us all about our own health and well-being. In the brave new world we're rapidly rocketing into, genetic knowledge has become absolutely crucial. Inheritance provides an indispensable roadmap for this journey.

    Douglas says: "Joining Many Good Books..."
  • Boleyn Inheritance | Philippa Gregory

    Boleyn Inheritance

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Davina Porter, Bianca Amato, Charlotte Parry
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    Anne of Cleves must literally save her neck in a court ruled by a deadly game of politics and the terror of an unpredictable and vengeful king. Her Boleyn Inheritance: accusations and false witnesses. Katherine Howard catches the king's eye within moments of arriving at court, setting in motion a dreadful machine of politics, intrigue, and treason that she does not understand. Her Boleyn Inheritance: the threat of the axe. Jane Rochford's name is a byword for malice, jealousy and twisted lust throughout Europe. Her Boleyn Inheritance: a fortune and a title in exchange for her soul.

    Theodore says: "Great Book"
  • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms: Inheritance Trilogy, Book 1 | N. K. Jemisin

    The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms: Inheritance Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated By Casaundra Freeman
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    Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle.

    Bleu says: "Great Writing, Fantastic Worldbuilding"
  • The Inheritance of Loss | Kiran Desai

    The Inheritance of Loss

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Kiran Desai
    • Narrated By Meera Simhan
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    In a crumbling, isolated house at the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga lives an embittered old judge. He only wants to retire in peace, but then his orphaned granddaughter, Sai, arrives on his doorstep. The judge's chatty cook watches over her, but his thoughts are mostly with his son, Biju, who is hop-scotching from one New York restaurant job to another. A novel of depth and emotion, Desai's second, long-awaited novel fulfills the grand promise established by her first.

    Bob says: "Gorgeous prose but grim"
  • A Dangerous Inheritance | Alison Weir

    A Dangerous Inheritance

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
    • Narrated By Maggie Mash
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    Historian and New York Times best-selling author Alison Weir is acclaimed for her absorbing works about the infamous House of York and House of Tudor lines. In A Dangerous Inheritance, Weir uses her wealth of knowledge to craft a compelling novel about two women, living 70 years apart, who are linked through the mysterious disappearance of King Richard III's nephews, Edward V and Richard of Shrewsbury - also known as the Princes in the Tower.

    Joshua says: "Not Weir's Best"
  • A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race, and Human History | Nicholas Wade

    A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race, and Human History

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Nicholas Wade
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
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    Fewer ideas have been more toxic or harmful than the idea of the biological reality of race, and with it the idea that humans of different races are biologically different from one another. For this understandable reason, the idea has been banished from polite academic conversation. Arguing that race is more than just a social construct can get a scholar run out of town, or at least off campus, on a rail. Human evolution, the consensus view insists, ended in prehistory. Inconveniently, as Nicholas Wade argues in A Troublesome Inheritance, the consensus view cannot be right.

    Cassandra says: "Fascinating page-turner"
  • Escaping Vegas: The Inheritance, Book 1 | Danielle Bourdon

    Escaping Vegas: The Inheritance, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Danielle Bourdon
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
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    After Madalina Maitland receives a small inheritance from her grandfather - $1,300 and a little knickknack shaped like a Chinese dragon - she heads to Vegas for a much-needed vacation. All she wants to do is to win some cash, enjoy some drinks, and flirt with the sexy stranger she literally stumbles into at the roulette table. But little does she know that her luck is about to change...in a deadly way.

  • The Inheritance of Loss | Kiran Desai

    The Inheritance of Loss

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Kiran Desai
    • Narrated By Tania Rodrigues
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    At the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga in the Himalayas, lives an embittered old judge who wants nothing more than to retire in peace. But this is far from easy with the arrival of his orphaned granddaughter Sai, come to live with him and his chatty cook. Biju, the cook's son, is trying to make his way in the US, flitting between a succession of grubby kitchen jobs to stay one step ahead of the immigration services.

    Elanjelian says: "A Stirring Novel"
  • The Rules of Inheritance | Claire Bidwell Smith

    The Rules of Inheritance

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Claire Bidwell Smith
    • Narrated By Claire Bidwell Smith
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    At age 14, Claire Bidwell Smith - an only child - learned that both of her parents had cancer. The fear of becoming a family of one before she came of age compels Claire to make a series of fraught choices, set against the glittering backdrop of New York and Los Angeles - and the pall of regret. When the inevitable happens, and Claire is alone in the world, she is inconsolable at the revelation that suddenly she is no one's special person.

    Kyra says: "Total frustration!"
  • The Betrayed: Mystere Parish: Family Inheritance | Jana DeLeon

    The Betrayed: Mystere Parish: Family Inheritance

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jana DeLeon
    • Narrated By Gwen Hughes
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    It's only day one on the job and contractor Zach Sargent is ready to believe that the dilapidated old LeBeau mansion is haunted. Some intruder - earthly or not - is threatening the youngest LeBeau sister, who is back to claim her inheritance. And though Danae keeps her distance from the sexy hired hand, he falls for her in a heartbeat.

  • Until You: Friarsgate Inheritance, Book 2 | Bertrice Small

    Until You: Friarsgate Inheritance, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Bertrice Small
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    Set in the 16th century, Until You tells the tale of a young heroine who discovers the love of a lifetime. Beautiful Rosamund is introduced to the Earl of Glenkirk, and they immediately fall in love. Their growing passion is stifled, however, when war breaks out between England and Scotland.

    D. Hurley says: "A good story but ..."
  • Inheritance: Book Four | Christopher Paolini

    Inheritance: Book Four

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Kerry Shale
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    Not so very long ago, Eragon - Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider - was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now, the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders. Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix.

    david says: "Its over"
  • The Westerby Inheritance: Changing Fortunes, Book 1; The Royal Series, Book 15 | M. C. Beaton

    The Westerby Inheritance: Changing Fortunes, Book 1; The Royal Series, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
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    Lady Jane Lovelace has conceived the idea of approaching the most notorious man-about-town, Lord Charles Welbourne, with a most unique proposition. When he counters her offer with a condition that he thinks will halt her impudence, much to the surprise of both, she accepts. A novel of passion and intrigue, The Westerby Inheritance is a thrilling installment in an emotionally charged romantic saga, all played out against a backdrop of elegant 18th-century society.

    Krista says: "Dreadful"
  • A Dark Inheritance: Unicorne Files, Book 1 | Chris d'Lacey

    A Dark Inheritance: Unicorne Files, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Chris d'Lacey
    • Narrated By Raphael Corkhill
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    Michael's first task is to solve the mystery of a dog he rescued from a precarious clifftop - a mystery that leads him to a strange and sickly classmate and a young girl who was killed in a devastating accident. Stakes are high as Michael learns to harness his newfound ability and uncover the deadly truth about his father's disappearance. A bold and thrilling tale of alternate realities, paranormal mystery, and extraordinary adventure.

    Virginia G. Pratt says: "Captivating but Strange Story"
  • The Schirmer Inheritance | Eric Ambler

    The Schirmer Inheritance

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Eric Ambler
    • Narrated By Eric Meyers
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    Former bomber pilot George Carey becomes a lawyer and his first job with a Philadelphia firm looks tedious - he is asked to read through a large quantity of files to ensure nothing has been missed in an inheritance case where there is no traceable heir. His discoveries, however, lead to unforeseen adventures and real danger in post-war Greece.

    Jean says: "Hunting for an heir"
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