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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!"
  • 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.

    Sandra says: "Utterly Awesome!"
  • 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
    • 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.

    Teddy says: "You see growth in the Author"
  • 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.

    Joseph G. Weigel says: "Not science writing"
  • 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.

    Douglas says: "This is NOT Racism!..."
  • 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.

    A User says: "Good but not complete."
  • 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.

    Teddy says: "Great Book"
  • 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"
  • Epigenetics: The Ultimate Mystery of Inheritance | Richard C. Francis

    Epigenetics: The Ultimate Mystery of Inheritance

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Richard C. Francis
    • Narrated By Kurt Elftmann
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    The burgeoning new science of epigenetics offers a cornucopia of insights - some comforting, some frightening. For example, the male fetus may be especially vulnerable to certain common chemicals in our environment, in ways that damage not only his own sperm but also the sperm of his sons. And it’s epigenetics that causes identical twins to vary widely in their susceptibility to dementia and cancer. But here’s the good news: unlike mutations, epigenetic effects are reversible. Indeed, epigenetic engineering is the future of medicine.

    Twang says: "Good info well presented; naration 'drone-ish'"
  • The Goddess Inheritance: A Goddess Test Novel, Book 3 | Aimée Carter

    The Goddess Inheritance: A Goddess Test Novel, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Aimée Carter
    • Narrated By Brittany Pressley
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    During nine months of captivity, Kate Winters has survived a jealous goddess, a vengeful Titan and a pregnancy she never asked for. Now the Queen of the Gods wants her unborn child, and Kate can't stop her - until Cronus offers a deal. In exchange for her loyalty and devotion, the King of the Titans will spare humanity and let Kate keep her child. Yet even if Kate agrees, he'll destroy Henry, her mother and the rest of council. And if she refuses, Cronus will tear the world apart until every last god and mortal is dead.

  • Inheritance: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 4 - Part 1 | Christopher Paolini

    Inheritance: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 4 - Part 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerrard Doyle
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    Not so very long ago, Eragon-Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider,l 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.

    teves09 says: "Could Have Been Better"
  • Inheritance: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 4 - Part 2 | Christopher Paolini

    Inheritance: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 4 - Part 2

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerrard 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. 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. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can. There will be no second chances.

    Penny says: "Production error spoilt the end"
  • The Inheritance | Tamera Alexander

    The Inheritance

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Tamera Alexander
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
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    Determined to tame her younger brother's rebellious streak, McKenna Ashford accepts her cousin's invitation to move west and to begin again. But she quickly discovers that life in Copper Creek, Colorado is far from what she expected. Shouldering burdens beyond her years, McKenna tries to be the parent Robert needs, instead of the older sister he resents. But an "untimely inheritance" challenges her resolve at every turn, while also offering a second chance to restore her trust--and perhaps even her heart.

    Billie says: "The Inheritance"
  • 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
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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 Scarlatti Inheritance | Robert Ludlum

    The Scarlatti Inheritance

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
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    In Washington, word is received that an elite member of the Nazi High Command is willing to defect and divulge information that will shorten the war. But his defection entails the release of the ultra-top-secret file on the Scarlatti Inheritance - a file whose contents will destroy many of the Western world's greatest and most illustrious reputations if they are made known... The Scarlatti Inheritance is a spellbinding story of international terror and intrigue, greed and cunning, suspense and murder.

  • 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"
  • 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!"
  • Eldest: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 2 - Part 2: Inheritance, Book 2 - Part Two | Christopher Paolini

    Eldest: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 2 - Part 2: Inheritance, Book 2 - Part Two

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerrard 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 Ellesméra, land of the elves, for further training in magic and swordsmanship, the vital skills of the Dragon Rider. It is the journey of a lifetime, filled with awe-inspiring new places and people, each day a fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and Eragon isn't sure whom he can trust.

    Bradley says: "Disappointing follow-up"
  • Galactic Corps: The Inheritance Trilogy, Book 2 | Ian Douglas

    Galactic Corps: The Inheritance Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Ian Douglas
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    War is forever. The people on Earth no longer remember how the human race was nearly obliterated centuries earlier during the terror visited upon them by the merciless Xul. But the Star Marines, 30,000 light years from home, know all too well the horror that still lives.

    crazybatcow says: "What's up with the politics?"
  • 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"
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