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The Best of May

Here are the top listens that stood apart from the rest this month according to you and your fellow listeners.
    • Grit

    • The Power of Passion and Perseverance
    • By: Angela Duckworth
    • Narrated by: Angela Duckworth
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,589
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,828
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,749

    Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, students, and businesspeople - both seasoned and new - that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called "grit"....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Two different books

    • By Tristan on 06-11-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 15th Affair

    • Women's Murder Club
    • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated by: January LaVoy
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,096
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,854
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,833

    As she settles in to motherhood and a happy marriage, Lindsay Boxer thinks she has found domestic bliss....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • The end of the Lindsey road for me

    • By kathleen fitzpatrick on 05-11-16

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Star Wars: Bloodline - New Republic

    • By: Claudia Gray
    • Narrated by: January LaVoy
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,423
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,767
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,742

    From the New York Times best-selling author of Star Wars: Lost Stars comes a thrilling novel set in the years before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By Circ on 05-26-16

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Fireman

    • A Novel
    • By: Joe Hill
    • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
    • Length: 22 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,873
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,501
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5,484

    No one knows exactly when it began or where it originated. A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one: Boston, Detroit, Seattle....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A 23-Hour Long Short Story

    • By M. Grant on 06-16-18

    Regular price: $49.05

    • The Trials of Apollo, Book One: The Hidden Oracle

    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Robbie Daymond
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,340
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,910
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,909

    After angering his father, Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic!!

    • By anne on 05-05-16

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Crown

    • The Selection, Book 5
    • By: Kiera Cass
    • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,641
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,380
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,373

    Eadlyn didn't think she would find a real partner among the Selection's 35 suitors, let alone true love. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Kinda disappointing

    • By Kara Trembly on 05-12-16

    Regular price: $22.81

    • Mister O

    • By: Lauren Blakely
    • Narrated by: Sebastian York
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,908
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,615
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,602

    Just call me Mister O. Because your pleasure is my superpower....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • BEST BOOK I'VE LISTENED TO IN A VERY LONG TIME!!!

    • By Cyndi on 05-11-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Beyond the Ice Limit

    • A Gideon Crew Novel
    • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated by: David W. Collins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,690
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,550
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,547

    Five years ago, the mysterious and inscrutable head of Effective Engineering Solutions, Eli Glinn, led a mission to recover a gigantic meteorite - the largest ever discovered....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not quite what I expected...

    • By Riconquer on 05-19-16

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Valiant Ambition

    • George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution
    • By: Nathaniel Philbrick
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 991
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 894
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 891

    In September 1776 the vulnerable Continental Army, under an unsure George Washington, evacuates New York after a devastating defeat by the British army....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic book that every American should read

    • By Ross on 11-02-16

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Code of the Extraordinary Mind

    • 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed on Your Own Terms
    • By: Vishen Lakhiani
    • Narrated by: Vishen Lakhiani
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,984
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,759
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,745

    This book teaches you to think like some of the greatest nonconformist minds of our era, to question, challenge, hack, and create new rules for your life so you can define success on your own terms....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So glad I took a chance on this!!

    • By aaron on 09-28-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Blood Defense

    • By: Marcia Clark
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,593
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,419
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,412

    Samantha Brinkman, an ambitious, hard-charging Los Angeles criminal defense attorney, is struggling to make a name for herself and to drag her fledgling practice into the big leagues....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Middling Legal Drama by Famous Prosecutor

    • By Dubi on 10-06-16

    Regular price: $10.49

    • A Court of Mist and Fury

    • By: Sarah J. Maas
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
    • Length: 23 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7,024
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6,453
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6,457

    Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court - but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Shippers will either Love it or Hate it

    • By Natalie C on 05-05-16

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Britt-Marie Was Here

    • A Novel
    • By: Fredrik Backman
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,644
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,122

    Britt-Marie can't stand mess. She eats dinner at precisely the right time and starts her day at six in the morning because only lunatics wake up later than that....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Gem

    • By Sara on 05-12-16

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Redemption Road

    • A Novel
    • By: John Hart
    • Narrated by: Scott Shepherd
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,963
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,952

    Imagine: A boy with a gun waits for the man who killed his mother. A troubled detective confronts her past in the aftermath of a brutal shooting....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Darkly Disturbing

    • By Ted on 09-21-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Savage Urges

    • Phoenix Pack, Book 5
    • By: Suzanne Wright
    • Narrated by: Jill Redfield
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,935
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,779
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,778

    As a volunteer at a shelter for lone shifters - the same one that rescued her - Makenna Wray has dedicated her life to finding homes for its residents....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is My favorite of the Phoneix Pack series

    • By I HATE THIS NEW LOOK on 05-08-16

    Regular price: $10.49

    • United States of Apocalypse

    • By: Mark Tufo, Armand Rosamilia
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette, Julia Whelan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,506
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,418
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,409

    When World War 3 erupts on American soil, it is up to some less than likely heroes to band together and stand tall against any and all comers....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wait, No Zombies? What the....?

    • By Mel the no where chick on 05-07-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • TED Talks

    • The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
    • By: Chris Anderson
    • Narrated by: Chris Anderson, Tom Rielly, Kelly Stoetzel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,082
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,860
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,839

    Since taking over TED in the early 2000s, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted short talks can be the key to unlocking empathy....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the VERY Best!

    • By C. Freeman on 05-08-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Bare Bones

    • I'm Not Lonely If You're Reading This Book
    • By: Bobby Bones
    • Narrated by: Bobby Bones
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,191
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,951
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,948

    Growing up poor in Mountain Pine, Arkansas, with a young, addicted mom, Bobby Estell fell in love with country music. Abandoned by his father at the age of five, Bobby saw the radio as his way out....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A look inside the narcissist life of Bobby Bones.

    • By Selena on 05-20-16
    • I'm Not Lonely If You're Reading This Book
    • By: Bobby Bones
    • Narrated by: Bobby Bones
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 05-17-16
    • 5 out of 5 stars 2,191 ratings

    Regular price: $23.95

    • Shattered Spear

    • The Lost Stars, Book 4
    • By: Jack Campbell
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,568
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,442
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,437

    The Syndicate Worlds continue to splinter as more star systems pledge allegiance to President Gwen Iceni, General Artur Drakon, and the new government they're establishing at Midway....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping

    • By Jean on 06-16-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Highwayman

    • A Longmire Story
    • By: Craig Johnson
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,900
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,583
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,565

    When Wyoming highway patrolman Rosey Wayman is transferred to the beautiful and imposing landscape of the Wind River Canyon, she starts receiving "officer needs assistance" calls....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best Walt and Henry Standing Bear tale yet

    • By Laurie A. Bobskill on 08-16-16

    Regular price: $13.99