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  • Son of the Black Sword: Saga of the Forgotten Warrior, Book 1 | Larry Correia

    Son of the Black Sword: Saga of the Forgotten Warrior, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
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    After the War of the Gods, the demons were cast out and fell to the world. Mankind was nearly eradicated by the seemingly unstoppable beasts until the gods sent the great hero, Ramrowan, to save them. He united the tribes, gave them magic, and drove the demons into the sea. Ever since, the land has belonged to man, and the oceans have remained an uncrossable hell, leaving the continent of Lok isolated.

    D says: "A Great Beginning to a new Epic Series"
  • The Son of Neptune: The Heroes of Olympus, Book Two | Rick Riordan

    The Son of Neptune: The Heroes of Olympus, Book Two

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Rick Riordan
    • Narrated By Joshua Swanson
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    In The Lost Hero, three demigods named Jason, Piper, and Leo made their first visit to Camp Half-Blood, where they inherited a quest.

    Dana says: "Another great adventure from Rick Riordan!"
  • Golden Son: Book II of the Red Rising Trilogy | Pierce Brown

    Golden Son: Book II of the Red Rising Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Pierce Brown
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
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    Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom from the overlords of a brutal elitist future built on lies. Now fully embedded among the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his work to bring down Society from within.

    Charles says: "Magnificent"
  • Native Son | Richard Wright

    Native Son

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Richard Wright
    • Narrated By Peter Francis James
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    Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native Son tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic.

    Noah says: "Simply a classic"
  • The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel of North Korea | Adam Johnson

    The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel of North Korea

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Adam Johnson
    • Narrated By Tim Kang, Josiah D. Lee, James Kyson Lee, and others
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    Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mother - a singer “stolen” to Pyongyang - and an influential father who runs Long Tomorrows, a work camp for orphans. There the boy is given his first taste of power, picking which orphans eat first and which will be lent out for manual labor. Recognized for his loyalty and keen instincts, Jun Do comes to the attention of superiors in the state, rises in the ranks, and starts on a road from which there will be no return.

    Lisa says: "The most compelling listen I've ever owned"
  • Mother and Son: The Respect Effect | Emerson Eggerichs

    Mother and Son: The Respect Effect

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Emerson Eggerichs
    • Narrated By Emerson Eggerichs
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    Love is important, but it is respect that is the key to your son's heart. The idea of moms respecting their sons may sound alien to some, but it seems to ignite curiosity across the board. It is easy to relate to the need for all of us to feel a mother's love, but is that the same thing as respect? Even for young boys, the effect of respect is nothing short of astounding when applied properly.

    Naija Princess says: "This Served a need"
  • Notes of a Native Son | James Baldwin

    Notes of a Native Son

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By James Baldwin
    • Narrated By Ron Butler
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    Written during the 1940s and early 1950s, when Baldwin was only in his twenties, the essays collected in Notes of a Native Son capture a view of black life and black thought at the dawn of the civil rights movement and as the movement slowly gained strength through the words of one of the most captivating essayists and foremost intellectuals of that era.

    Andre says: "Masterful Essayist"
  • Not My Father's Son: A Memoir | Alan Cumming

    Not My Father's Son: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Alan Cumming
    • Narrated By Alan Cumming
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    With ribald humor, wit, and incredible insight, Alan seamlessly moves back and forth in time, integrating stories from his childhood in Scotland and his experiences today as the celebrated actor of film, television, and stage. At times suspenseful, at times deeply moving, but always incredibly brave and honest, Not My Father's Son is a powerful story of embracing the best aspects of the past and triumphantly pushing the darkness aside.

    Angie says: "If You've Been Through Something Similar..."
  • The Son | Philipp Meyer

    The Son

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Philipp Meyer
    • Narrated By Will Patton, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Shepherd, and others
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    Part epic of Texas, part classic coming-of-age story, part unflinching portrait of the bloody price of power, The Son is an utterly transporting novel that maps the legacy of violence in the American West through the lives of the McCulloughs, an ambitious family as resilient and dangerous as the land they claim. Spring, 1849: Eli McCullough is 13 years old when a marauding band of Comanches takes him captive. Brave and clever, Eli quickly adapts to life among the Comanches, learning their ways and waging war against their enemies, including white men - which complicates his sense of loyalty and understanding of who he is.

    Mel says: "Five Stars for the Lone Star, The Son, & Meyer"
  • Poacher's Son | Paul Doiron

    Poacher's Son

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Paul Doiron
    • Narrated By Henry Leyva
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    Set in the wilds of Maine, this is an explosive tale of an estranged son thrust into the hunt for a murderous fugitive - his own father. Game warden Mike Bowditch returns home one evening to find an alarming voice from the past on his answering machine: his father, Jack, a hard-drinking womanizer who makes his living poaching illegal game. An even more frightening call comes the next morning from the police: They are searching for the man who killed a beloved local cop the night before - and his father is their prime suspect.

    S. says: "Very good writer -"
  • Second Son: A Jack Reacher Story | Lee Child

    Second Son: A Jack Reacher Story

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
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    In this new short story from #1 New York Times best-selling author Lee Child, available exclusively as an eBook, a young Jack Reacher knows how to finish a fight so it stays finished. He knows how to get the job done so it stays done. And, in one of his earliest challenges, he knows that his analytical brain is just as important as his impressive brawn.

    Henry says: "I have all 18 Jack Reacher books by Lee Child"
  • Strong Mothers, Strong Sons: Lessons Mothers Need to Raise Extraordinary Men | Meg Meeker

    Strong Mothers, Strong Sons: Lessons Mothers Need to Raise Extraordinary Men

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Meg Meeker
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
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    From the moment a mother holds her newborn son, his eyes tell her that she is his world. But often, as he grows up, the boy who needs her simultaneously pushes her away. Calling upon thirty years of experience as a pediatrician, Meg Meeker, MD, a highly sought-after national speaker, assistant professor of clinical medicine, and mother of four, shares the secrets that every mother needs to know in order to strengthen-or rebuild-her relationship with her son.

    Foley says: "Mother of two boys, but not her audience."
  • Nobody's Son | Cathy Glass

    Nobody's Son

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Cathy Glass
    • Narrated By Denica Fairman
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    Born in a prison and removed from his drug-dependent mother, rejection is all that 7-year-old Alex knows. When Cathy is asked to foster little Alex, aged seven, her immediate reaction is: Why can't he stay with his present carers for the last month? He's already had many moves since coming into care as a toddler and he'll only be with her a short while before he goes to live with his permanent adoptive family. But the present carers are expecting a baby and the foster mother isn't coping, so Alex goes to live with Cathy.

  • Son of Thunder: Thunder's War, Book 1 | James Jakins

    Son of Thunder: Thunder's War, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By James Jakins
    • Narrated By Sean Tivenan
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    In the country of Sohlgain, all young men are expected to chain a dragon and claim its charge. For Berun Toirnach, the eldest son of the nation's ruler, this means venturing onto a dragon reserve and hunting a wild dragon. A tradition his family has upheld for generations. The aftermath of this hunt will shape Berun's life. He is given a position as a Thunder Priest and gifted the power to control lightning, Berun must decide what to do with this new power.

    Ryan says: "Great Book"
  • The Golden Son: A Novel | Shilpi Somaya Gowda

    The Golden Son: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Shilpi Somaya Gowda
    • Narrated By Sunil Malhotra
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    The first of his family to go to college, Anil Patel, the golden son, carries the weight of tradition and his family's expectations when he leaves his tiny Indian village to begin a medical residency in Dallas, Texas, at one of the busiest and most competitive hospitals in America. When his father dies, Anil becomes the de facto head of the Patel household and inherits the mantle of arbiter for all of the village's disputes.

    Gillian says: "4-Stars, But I'm Rounding Up..."
  • The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between | Hisham Matar

    The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Hisham Matar
    • Narrated By Hisham Matar
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    When Hisham Matar was a 19-year-old university student in England, his father was kidnapped. One of the Qaddafi regime's most prominent opponents in exile, he was held in a secret prison in Libya. Hisham would never see him again. But he never gave up hope that his father might still be alive. "Hope," as he writes, "is cunning and persistent." Twenty-two years later, after the fall of Qaddafi, the prison cells were empty, and there was no sign of Jaballa Matar. Hisham returned with his mother and wife to the homeland he never thought he'd go back to again.

    D. Christopher D'Guerra says: "A meditation on love and loss"
  • Sons and Lovers | D. H. Lawrence

    Sons and Lovers

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    Sons and Lovers, D. H. Lawrence's first major novel, was also the first in the English language to explore ordinary working-class life from the inside. No writer before or since has written so well about the intimacies enforced by a tightly knit mining community and by a family where feelings are never hidden for long. When the marriage between Walter Morel and his sensitive, high-minded wife begins to break down, the bitterness of their frustration seeps into their children's lives.

    W Perry Hall says: "Momma's Boy (The Dangers of Overbearing Parenting)"
  • The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming | Henri J. M. Nouwen

    The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Henri J. M. Nouwen
    • Narrated By Dan Anderson
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    This powerful meditation illuminates the parable of the prodigal son found in Luke's Gospel. Nouwen discovers anew the reality that God's love is unconditional and shares his own spiritual journey with us. In this audiobook, Nouwen shares his own experience as the wayward son as well as the vengeful older brother and the compassionate father.

    Kindle Customer says: "Are You the Younger or Older Brother?"
  • The Plague of Swords: The Traitor Son Cycle, Book 4 | Miles Cameron

    The Plague of Swords: The Traitor Son Cycle, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Miles Cameron
    • Narrated By Neil Dickson
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    With one army defeated in a victory that will be remembered through the ages, now the Red Knight must fight again. For every one of his allies, there is a corresponding enemy. Spread across different lands and on sea, it will all come down to one last gamble. And to whether or not the Red Knight has guessed the foe's true intentions. With each throw of the dice, everything could be lost.

    kayla says: "ugh! go back to the original narrator"
  • Son of a Witch | Gregory Maguire

    Son of a Witch

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Gregory Maguire
    • Narrated By Gregory Maguire
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    Ten years after the publication of Wicked, beloved novelist Gregory Maguire returns at last to the land of Oz. There he introduces us to Liir, an adolescent boy last seen hiding in the shadows of the castle after Dorothy did in the Witch. Bruised, comatose, and left for dead in a gully, Liir is shattered in spirit as well as in form. But he is tended at the Cloister of Saint Glinda by the silent novice called Candle, who wills him back to life with her musical gifts.

    surly says: "A good writer does not a good reader make"
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