EPISTOLARY NOVELS

Captivating correspondence
An epistolary novel is a novel written as a series of documents. The usual form is letters, although diary entries, newspaper clippings, and other documents are sometimes used. Recently, electronic "documents" such as recordings and radio, blogs, and e-mails have also come into use. Regardless of style, the effect is the same: the listener becomes a sort of detective or witness to the unfolding of a story in real time. Fun fact: The word epistolary is derived from Latin from the Greek word ἐπιστολή epistolē, meaning a letter.
    • Dear Mr. Knightley

    • By: Katherine Reay
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230

    Samantha Moore is, to say the least, bookish. An English major of the highest order, her diet has always been Austen, Dickens, and Shakespeare....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved this book! So real.

    • By Shay on 01-18-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Feeling Sorry for Celia

    • By: Jaclyn Moriarty
    • Narrated by: Anushka Carter
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Listeners get a peek into the complex life of teenager Elizabeth Clarry....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pretty Good

    • By kerry on 06-30-13

    Regular price: $41.13

    • Life as We Knew It

    • A Novel
    • By: Susan Beth Pfeffer
    • Narrated by: Emily Bauer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 799
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 650
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 645

    Miranda's disbelief turns to fear in a split second when a meteor knocks the Moon closer to the Earth....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A very G-rated apocalyptic tale

    • By Pennalie on 04-05-16

    Regular price: $35.93

    • The Historian

    • By: Elizabeth Kostova
    • Narrated by: Justine Eyre, Paul Michael
    • Length: 26 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,343
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,584
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,603

    Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great immersion entertainment

    • By Joseph on 08-26-08

    Regular price: $45.27

    • The Year of Secret Assignments

    • By: Jaclyn Moriarty
    • Narrated by: various
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    When an English assignment forces "snobby" Ashbury students Lydia, Emily, and Cassie to exchange letters with "low-life" Brookfield guys....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sweet story & great performance

    • By Christina Rentz on 03-24-18

    Regular price: $27.95

    • Carrie

    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,206
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,033
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,036

    An unpopular teenage girl, whose mother is a religious fanatic, is tormented and teased to the breaking point by her more popular schoolmates....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An absolute MASTERPIECE!!!!

    • By Matthew S. Hill on 02-09-16

    Regular price: $33.60

    • Speak

    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Mandy Siegfried
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,258
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,037
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,044

    From her first moment at Merryweather High, Melinda Sordino knows she's an outcast. She busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

    • By Cyndi on 06-17-18

    Regular price: $20.95

    • The Moonstone

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 20 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 759
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 477
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 485

    No, the "Moonstone" isn't a celestial relic, it's a gigantic yellow diamond of unearthly beauty...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best readings ever

    • By Catherine on 05-22-03

    Regular price: $41.95

    • Book of a Thousand Days

    • By: Shannon Hale
    • Narrated by: Chelsea Mixon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166

    When Lady Saren defies her father’s command to marry the vicious Lord Khasar, she is sealed in a tower with only her serving maid, Dashti, for company....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I can't stop from playing it over and over again

    • By Ashleigh on 07-03-14

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Gilead

    • By: Marilynne Robinson
    • Narrated by: Tim Jerome
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,807
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,222
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,224

    In 1956, toward the end of Reverend John Ames's life, he begins a letter to his young son, an account of himself and his forebears....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A perfect reading

    • By Aging Boomer on 10-05-08

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Go Ask Alice

    • By: Anonymous
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 516
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 386
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 386

    Based on a 15-year-old's diary, Go Ask Alice is the intimate account of one girl's fatal journey into the world of drug addiction....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hit home

    • By Devan H. on 08-18-17

    Regular price: $20.95

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