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  • Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By George Saunders
    • Narrated By Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, George Saunders, and others
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    The long-awaited first novel from the author of Tenth of December: a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented. February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill.

    Betty Vance says: "George Saunders answer to Dante's Inferno"
  • A Separation: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Katie Kitamura
    • Narrated By Katherine Waterston
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    A young woman has agreed with her faithless husband: It's time for them to separate. For the moment it's a private matter, a secret between the two of them. As she begins her new life, she gets word that Christopher has gone missing in a remote region in the rugged south of Greece; she reluctantly agrees to go look for him, still keeping their split to herself. In her heart she's not even sure if she wants to find him.

    Michael - Audible Editor says: "Not a Thriller, but Still Great"
  • We Were the Lucky Ones

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Georgia Hunter
    • Narrated By Kathleen Gati, Robert Fass
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    An extraordinary, propulsive novel based on the true story of a family of Polish Jews who are separated at the start of the Second World War, determined to survive - and to reunite.

    Roz says: "Love it but..."
  • The Confessions of Young Nero

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Margaret George
    • Narrated By Steve West, Susan Denaker, Katharine McEwan
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    (120)
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    Built on the backs of those who fell before it, Julius Caesar's imperial dynasty is only as strong as the next person who seeks to control it. In the Roman Empire, no one is safe from the sting of betrayal: man, woman - or child. As a boy Nero's royal heritage becomes a threat to his very life, first when the mad emperor Caligula tries to drown him, then when his great-aunt attempts to secure her own son's inheritance. Faced with shocking acts of treachery, young Nero is dealt a harsh lesson: It is better to be cruel than dead.

    DaNick says: "Superb Performance but..."
  • Exit West: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Mohsin Hamid
    • Narrated By Mohsin Hamid
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    (1751)
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    In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet - sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. They embark on a furtive love affair and are soon cloistered in a premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. When it explodes, turning familiar streets into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts, they begin to hear whispers about doors - doors that can whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price.

    David says: "Where to Live?"
  • The Weight of This World

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By David Joy
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
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    (102)
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    (98)
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    (98)

    A combat veteran returned from war, Thad Broom can't leave the hardened world of Afghanistan behind, nor can he forgive himself for what he saw there. His mother, April, is haunted by her own demons, a secret trauma she has carried for years. Between them is Aiden McCall, loyal to both but unable to hold them together. Connected by bonds of circumstance and duty, friendship and love, these three lives are blown apart when Aiden and Thad witness the accidental death of their drug dealer and a riot of dope and cash drops in their laps.

    Deborah Brown says: "Nothing to root for- depressing read. Boring Story"
  • The Chilbury Ladies' Choir: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jennifer Ryan
    • Narrated By Gabrielle Glaister, Laura Kirman, Imogen Wilde, and others
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    (1066)
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    (984)
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    (986)

    As England enters World War II's dark early days, spirited music professor Primrose Trent, recently arrived to the village of Chilbury, emboldens the women of the town to defy the Vicar's stuffy edict to shutter the church's choir in the absence of men and instead carry on singing. Resurrecting themselves as The Chilbury Ladies' Choir, the women of this small village soon use their joint song to lift up themselves and the community as the war tears through their lives.

    Sara says: "A Romance"
  • The Shadow Land: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Kostova
    • Narrated By Barrie Kreinik
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    (364)
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    (337)
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    A young American woman, Alexandra Boyd, has traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria, hoping that life abroad will salve the wounds left by the loss of her beloved brother. Soon after arriving in this elegant East European city, however, she helps an elderly couple into a taxi - and realizes too late that she has accidentally kept one of their bags. Inside she finds an ornately carved wooden box engraved with a name: Stoyan Lazarov. Raising the hinged lid, she discovers that she is holding an urn filled with human ashes.

    JRamsey says: "My favorite ever!"
  • The Animators: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Kayla Rae Whitaker
    • Narrated By Alex McKenna
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    (277)
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    In the male-dominated field of animation, Mel Vaught and Sharon Kisses are a dynamic duo, the friction of their differences driving them: Sharon, quietly ambitious but self-doubting; Mel, brash and unapologetic, always the life of the party. Best friends and artistic partners since the first week of college, where they bonded over their working-class roots and obvious talent, they spent their twenties ensconced in a gritty Brooklyn studio. Working, drinking, laughing.

    SydSavvy says: "Rough beginning but Stick With It"
  • American War: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Omar El Akkad
    • Narrated By Dion Graham
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    (1383)
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    Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only six when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074. But even she knows that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is half underwater, that unmanned drones fill the sky. And when her father is killed and her family is forced into Camp Patience for displaced persons, she quickly begins to be shaped by her particular time and place until, finally, through the influence of a mysterious functionary, she is turned into a deadly instrument of war.

    odin says: "Best listen in years"
  • The Patriots: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Sana Krasikov
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren, George Guidall
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    (54)
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    Florence Fein grows up in Brooklyn in the 1930s, in a family that is gaining a foothold in the middle class. At City College she becomes engaged politically with the left-leaning student groups, and eventually, in the midst of the Depression, she takes a job with a trade organization that has a position for her in Moscow. There, she falls in love with another expatriate American and has a son. Soon after, Florence is sent to a work camp and her son to an orphanage.

    charlie says: "Well worth the effort of the read"
  • The Wicked City: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Beatriz Williams
    • Narrated By Julie McKay, Dara Rosenberg
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    (129)
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    (125)
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    When she discovers her husband cheating, Ella Hawthorne impulsively moves out of their SoHo loft and into a small apartment in an old Greenwich Village building. Her surprisingly attractive new neighbor, Hector, warns her to stay out of the basement at night. Tenants have reported strange noises after midnight - laughter, clinking glasses, jazz piano - even though the space has been empty for decades. Back in the Roaring '20s, the place hid a speakeasy.

    lyl says: "This is worth reading"
  • The Women in the Castle

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Jessica Shattuck
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
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    Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined - an affecting, shocking, and ultimately redemptive novel from the author of the New York Times notable book The Hazards of Good Breeding.

    Sara says: "Skating On The Thin Ice Of Life"
  • This Is How It Always Is: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Laurie Frankel
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
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    (1704)
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    (1561)
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    When Rosie and Penn and their four boys welcome the newest member of their family, no one is surprised it's another baby boy. At least their large, loving, chaotic family knows what to expect. But Claude is not like his brothers. One day he puts on a dress and refuses to take it off. He wants to bring a purse to kindergarten. He wants hair long enough to sit on. When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl.

    1mom3kids says: "Story mirrors our life -- to a point -- spoilers"
  • The Impossible Fortress

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Jason Rekulak
    • Narrated By Griffin Newman
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    (226)
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    The Impossible Fortress begins with a magazine. The year is 1987, and Playboy has just published scandalous photographs of Vanna White, from the popular TV game show Wheel of Fortune. For three teenage boys - Billy, Alf, and Clark - who are desperately uneducated in the ways of women, the magazine is somewhat of a Holy Grail: priceless beyond measure and impossible to attain. So, they hatch a plan to steal it.

    RueRue says: "Great story !"
  • The Horse Dancer: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated By Fiona Hardingham
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    (296)
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    A quintessential Jojo Moyes novel about a lost girl and her horse, the enduring strength of friendship, and how even the smallest choices can change everything. When Sarah's grandfather gives her a beautiful horse named Boo - hoping that one day she'll follow in his footsteps to join an elite French riding school, away from their gritty London neighborhood - she quietly trains in the city's parks and alleys. But then her grandfather falls ill, and Sarah must juggle horsemanship with school and hospital visits.

    Sharon Compton says: "Sorry when it ended!"
  • Selection Day: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Aravind Adiga
    • Narrated By Sartaj Garewal
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    (62)
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    (53)
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    (53)

    Manjunath Kumar is 14 and living in a slum in Mumbai. He knows he is good at cricket - if not as good as his older brother, Radha. He knows that he fears and resents his domineering and cricket-obsessed father, admires his brilliantly talented sibling, and is fascinated by curious scientific facts and the world of CSI. But there are many things, about himself and about the world, that he doesn't know. Sometimes it even seems as though everyone has a clear idea of who Manju should be except Manju himself.

    Amazon Customer says: "Nuanced and surprising"
  • Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Kathleen Rooney
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
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    (573)
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    (528)
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    It's the last day of 1984, and 85-year-old Lillian Boxfish is about to take a walk. As she traverses a grittier Manhattan, a city anxious after an attack by a still-at-large subway vigilante, she encounters bartenders, bodega clerks, chauffeurs, security guards, bohemians, criminals, children, parents, and parents to be in surprising moments of generosity and grace. While she strolls Lillian recalls a long and eventful life that included a brief reign as the highest paid advertising woman in America - a career cut short by marriage, motherhood, divorce, and a breakdown.

    Suzanne K says: "Amazingly well written"
  • 4 3 2 1: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs)
    • By Paul Auster
    • Narrated By Paul Auster
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    (460)
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    (423)
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    Nearly two weeks early, on March 3, 1947, in the maternity ward of Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, Archibald Isaac Ferguson, the one and only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, is born. From that single beginning, Ferguson's life will take four simultaneous and independent fictional paths. Four identical Fergusons made of the same DNA, four boys who are the same boy, go on to lead four parallel and entirely different lives. Family fortunes diverge. Athletic skills and sex lives and friendships and intellectual passions contrast.

    Jax says: "Too much detail."
  • Edgar and Lucy: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Victor Lodato
    • Narrated By Victor Lodato
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    Overall
    (439)
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    (411)
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    (405)

    Eight-year-old Edgar Fini's loyalty is torn between the two women in his life. There's his mother, Lucy, who, though she has moments where she loves him, mostly disappears at night with her various "suitors". And then there's his grandmother, Florence, who dotes on him to the point where she is at a loss when he isn't around. Since his father's suicide, Florence and Edgar's relationship has become obsessive, each fully dependent on the other.

    Robert L. Brandon says: "Wonderful story almost ruined by narrator"
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