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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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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.

    Delinda says: "Excellent as always"
  • Eldest: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 2 | Christopher Paolini

    Eldest: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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"
  • A Rather Lovely Inheritance | CA Belmond

    A Rather Lovely Inheritance

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By CA Belmond
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
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    This is your life Penny Nichols...Penny Nichols is a historical researcher working on a big-budget film in the south of France when she gets an urgent call. Her Aunt Penelope has just died, and Penny's presence is required in London for the reading of the will. With only a slim recollection of her eccentric aunt, Penny is astonished to learn that not only is she the bona fide heiress - but she's also been invited to put her research skills to work.

    AnJoMom16 says: "Delightful Story with Excellent Narratation"
  • 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"
  • 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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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"
  • The Inheritance: Charles Lenox Mysteries, Book 10 | Charles Finch

    The Inheritance: Charles Lenox Mysteries, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Charles Finch
    • Narrated By James Langton
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    Charles Lenox has received a cryptic plea for help from an old Harrow schoolmate, Gerald Leigh, but when he looks into the matter he finds that his friend has suddenly disappeared. As boys they had shared a secret: a bequest from a mysterious benefactor had smoothed Leigh's way into the world after the death of his father. Lenox, already with a passionate interest in detective work, made discovering the benefactor's identity his first case - but was never able to solve it.

    Gail N. says: "One of the best in the series"
  • 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 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"
  • 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.

    alison says: "Beautiful and Haunting"
  • 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..."
  • Debt Inheritance: Indebted, Book 1 | Pepper Winters

    Debt Inheritance: Indebted, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Pepper Winters
    • Narrated By Will M. Watt, Kylie C. Stewart
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    Nila Weaver's family is indebted. Being the first born daughter, her life is forfeit to the first born son of the Hawks to pay for sins of ancestors' past. The dark ages might have come and gone, but debts never leave. She has no choice in the matter. She is no longer free. Jethro Hawk receives Nila as an inheritance present on his 29th birthday. Her life is his until she's paid off a debt that's centuries old. He can do what he likes with her - nothing is out of bounds - she has to obey.

    Megan says: "So up and down."
  • Habits of the House | Fay Weldon

    Habits of the House

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Fay Weldon
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    As the Season of 1899 comes to an end, the world is poised on the brink of profound, irrevocable change. The Earl of Dilberne is facing serious financial concerns. The ripple effects spread to everyone in the household: Lord Robert, who has gambled unwisely on the stock market and seeks a place in the Cabinet; his unmarried children, Arthur, who keeps a courtesan, and Rosina, who keeps a parrot in her bedroom; Lord Robert’s wife, Isobel, who orders the affairs of the household in Belgrave Square; and Grace, the lady’s maid who orders the life of her mistress.

    Cindy says: "A Downtonlike story read by my favorite narrator?"
  • 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 Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra | Vaseem Khan

    The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Vaseem Khan
    • Narrated By Sartaj Garewal
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    On the day he retires, Inspector Ashwin Chopra inherits two unexpected mysteries. The first is the case of a drowned boy whose suspicious death no one seems to want solved. And the second is a baby elephant. As his search for clues takes him across the teeming city of Mumbai, from its grand high-rises to its sprawling slums and deep into its murky underworld, Chopra begins to suspect that there may be a great deal more to both his last case and his new ward than he thought.

    Sara says: "A Mumbai Mystery"
  • Daughter's Inheritance | Judith Miller,Tracie Peterson

    Daughter's Inheritance

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Judith Miller, Tracie Peterson
    • Narrated By Linda Stephens
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    Award-winning authors Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller launch an enthralling 1890s trilogy set in the St. Lawrence River's opulent Thousand Islands - summer playground of the privileged. A Daughter's Inheritance explores the ever-changing fortunes of 17-year-old Fanny Broadmoor.

    Von Howard says: "I wasn't sure at first..."
  • Star Strike: The Inheritance Trilogy, Book 1 | Ian Douglas

    Star Strike: The Inheritance Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Ian Douglas
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Planet by planet, galaxy by galaxy, the inhabited universe has fallen to the alien Xul. Now only one obstacle stands between them and total domination: the warriors of a resilient race the world-devourers nearly annihilated centuries ago.

    Lawrence says: "Good Sci Fi Detail and excellent story"
  • 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"
  • Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance | Barack Obama

    Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Barack Obama
    • Narrated By Barack Obama
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    In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father, a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man, has been killed in a car accident.

    Kathryn says: "A wonderful, insightful, non-political story"
  • 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!"
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