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    • The Half-Life of Everything

    • A Novel
    • By: Deborah Carol Gang
    • Narrated by: Lili Dubuque
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    David and Kate are happily married 50-somethings when she's diagnosed with early Alzheimer's. He has never been unfaithful, but after several years of losing Kate more, he wonders: What is a married widower supposed to do? Two strong-willed women intervene and everyone finds themselves making unexpected choices. Can any marriage withstand the transformation of one partner into someone who's lost? When does a marriage end? The Half-Life of Everything, realistic in every detail except for one speculative twist, places David in the unwelcome situation of loving two women.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Two-Plate Solution

    • A Novel of Culinary Mayhem in the Middle East
    • By: Jeff Oliver
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Hansen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 5
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    Follow a diverse cast of young talented chefs as they compete in a high-stakes TV cooking competition set in Israel. Their culinary foes: fake “terrorists” brought in by the producers - that is, until some actual terrorists show up on set, and the producers must scramble to either integrate them into the show or risk death.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A tasty dish

    • By cosmitron on 07-18-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Cry Unheard

    • New Insights into the Medical Consequences of Loneliness
    • By: James Lynch
    • Narrated by: Charles Henderson Norman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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    What's one of the leading causes of premature death in the Western world? Loneliness. And whom does loneliness kill? Who does it not? For every citizen in every one of the world's technologically advanced nations--from homemakers to businesspeople, from college students to school dropouts, from the elderly to the young--loneliness is an unrecognized, unguarded-against stalker.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Educational

    • By dailey on 06-03-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Last of the Black Emperors

    • The Hollow Comeback of Marion Barry in a New Age of Black Leaders
    • By: Jonetta Barras
    • Narrated by: Ronald Clarkson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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    A gripping, informative, and balanced assessment of a commanding and perplexing American politician - the first by a black journalist.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Shocked by the Bible 2

    • Connecting the Dots in Scripture to Reveal the Truth They Don't Want You to Know
    • By: Joe Kovacs
    • Narrated by: Eric Morrison
    • Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
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    Did you know the Bible is the likely origin for the fear of the number 13 as well as Friday the 13th? Are you aware that some prayers are actually detestable to God? Do you know the disturbing truth behind the little drummer boy? These are just some of the surprising issues addressed in Shocked by the Bible 2.Joe Kovacs not only gives us key, meaty Biblical facts and ideas, but he connects the scriptural dots. The result? Listeners can spiritually grow and perfect their personal characters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WOW!!!!

    • By james on 04-22-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Missing Kennedy

    • Rosemary Kennedy and the Secret Bonds of Four Women
    • By: Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff
    • Narrated by: Denise Washington Blomberg
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42
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      3 out of 5 stars 37
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Throughout her childhood, Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff frequently visited Rosemary Kennedy, President John F. Kennedy's sister. Why? Koehler-Pentacoff's aunt, Sister Paulus Koehler, a Franciscan nun, was Rosemary's devoted caregiver at St. Coletta in Jefferson, Wisconsin, for 15 years and her driver and travel companion for over 30.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not really about Rosemary, but about the nun and her family.

    • By Lauren on 10-21-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Vintage Reading: From Plato to Bradbury

    • A Personal Tour of Some of the World's Best Books
    • By: Robert Kanigel
    • Narrated by: Denise Washington Blomberg
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    A friendly literary companion, Kanigel shares the books he loves best. Vintage Reading is like those samples that seduce you into tasting because Kanigel’s enthusiastic eclecticism makes it clear that a good listener is really someone ready to venture between the covers, and Kanigel’s mini-forays between those covers seem cozy not intimidating. The antidote to Cliff’s Notes, Vintage Reading’s unpretentious appetite for literature will inspire listeners young and old to new adventures and, most importantly, a confidence in themselves.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Fall from Grace

    • By: Libby Sternberg
    • Narrated by: Steve Krumlauf
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
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    Eli Baine has sinned. Spectacularly. When he's caught using a prostitution ring, the news blasts across print and broadcast media: the son of a reality TV evangelical clan, whose Christian lifestyle is showcased regularly in Baine Family Values television episodes, is exposed as a hypocrite. Carted off to rehab, Eli chafes at being lumped in with molesters and serial adulterers. But when he escapes to visit his wife, Ruth, he finds no solace there. She can hardly bear to look at him, let alone admit him back into her life with their infant child.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Mediocre

    • By Peter Gage on 10-06-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Understory

    • By: Elizabeth Leiknes
    • Narrated by: Karyn O'Bryant
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 10
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    Story Easton knows the first line of every book, but never the last. She never cries, but she fakes it beautifully. And at night, she escapes from the failure of her own life by breaking into the homes of others, and feeling, for a short while, like a different, better person. But one night, as an uninvited guest in someone's empty room, she discovers a story sadder than her own: a boy named Cooper Payne, whose dream of visiting the Amazon rainforest died alongside his father.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • No really, Let go!

    • By Felisha on 06-30-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Barbra Streisand: On the Couch

    • By: Alma H. Bond
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Bourgoyne
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    Barbra Streisand has been a show business staple for decades, from Funny Girl and Hello, Dolly! to The Way We Were and, more recently, the Fockers franchise. Whether gracing a stage, screen, or album cover, Barbra's iconic silhouette is a globally-familiar image. We know Barbra the star, but how well do we know Barbra the woman?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The book is informative and entertaining.

    • By Andrea on 12-20-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Gospel of the Twin

    • By: Ron Cooper
    • Narrated by: Charles Henderson Norman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    Drawing upon years of extensive research in early Jewish and Christian history and recent work on the historical Jesus, acclaimed novelist Ron Cooper focuses on Thomas of Nazareth, old and bitter after years of self-imposed exile from his homeland, who returns to Jerusalem to write a book about his identical twin brother, Jesus. Disgusted by how others have perverted his brother's message, Thomas wants to set the record straight. But in doing so, he must try to unravel the enigma that was Jesus.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An interesting perspective on biblical terms...

    • By Daman on 03-21-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Marilyn Monroe: On the Couch

    • Inside the Mind and Life of Marilyn Monroe
    • By: Alma H. Bond
    • Narrated by: Kathleen Godwin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
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    With so much written, rumored, told, and retold about Marilyn Monroe, it's amazing to consider how much we still don't know. On the screen she was iconic, radiant, yet her talent so rarely earned her respect. In life she was intelligent, brilliant, yet regarded as little more than Hollywood's blond bombshell. But who was the real Marilyn Monroe beyond the hit films and the headlines?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Listen

    • By Sheena on 02-04-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Gene Police: A Shep Harrington Smalltown Mystery

    • By: Elliott Light
    • Narrated by: James Romick
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It was eugenics that compelled white doctors to attempt to murder Baby John. It was compassion that led to his kidnapping. And it is the cruelest of circumstances - the murder of Jennifer Rice - that 50 years later leads Shep Harrington to search for Baby John. As Shep soon learns, the quest brings him to the top of a slippery slope with an ill-defined edge. Question begets question, and the slide down the slope proves inevitable: What happened to the baby? Who took it? Why was he taken? And who killed Jennifer Rice?

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Samaritan

    • By: Stephen Besecker
    • Narrated by: Bill Lord
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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    After a youth marked by the death of his parents and a childhood spent with his shaman grandfather on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, Kevin "Hatch" Easter has found a job he believes in - tracker for the CIA - and a wife, Karen, he cherishes. But his life is shattered on a hot August night in New York City when a mob collection gone wrong leaves three people dead, Karen Easter among them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • "Hatch" Easter!!Cute! Actually quite a good read!

    • By shelley on 05-29-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Jackie O: On the Couch

    • Inside the Mind and Life of Jackie Kennedy Onassis
    • By: Alma H. Bond
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Wallace
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    This is not just another biography. For the first time, Jackie O: On the Couch highlights Jackie's life from her own perspective, as imagined by author Dr. Alma Bond, a psychoanalyst and long-time student of Jackie lore. The facts are all historically correct, as are the ideas, the Washington intrigue and politics, and the examination of the role of women in society and in the White House. Jackie speaks of her need to record her story truthfully - to replace the hodgepodge of lies published during her lifetime.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not very subtle portrait of a lady

    • By connie on 07-14-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Divine Secret

    • The Awesome and Untold Truth about Your Phenomenal Destiny
    • By: Joe Kovacs
    • Narrated by: Rich Germaine
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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    Why are we all here? What is the meaning of life? What in the world is God actually doing with us? And what really happens when we die? These fundamental questions have haunted virtually everyone since the dawn of human existence. But what if the answer were already right in front of us? What if it were hiding in plain sight, inside a book you probably already have - the Holy Bible? The truth is: It is. There is a divine secret that clearly explains the meaning of life and exactly what is intended for your personal future - and it's more sensational than you've ever imagined.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Bridges

    • Reuniting Daughters & Daddies
    • By: Jonetta Rose Barras
    • Narrated by: Denise Washington Blomberg
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Needed for our times, our people, and our communities. In her critically acclaimed, groundbreaking best-seller - Whatever Happened to Daddy's Little Girl? - author Jonetta Rose Barras broke the code of silence surrounding the devastating impact father absence has on girls and women. Using her own story, and that of other women from across the country, Barras identified the "fatherless woman syndrome," along with its ramifications, and offered remedies for healing.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Hillary Rodham Clinton: On The Couch: Inside the Mind and Life of Hillary Clinton

    • By: Alma H. Bond
    • Narrated by: Amanda Fugate-Moss
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    In the fourth installment of her On the Couch series, famed female biographer Dr. Alma Bond looks inside the head and life of the presidential frontrunner and informs voters of what she's found.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Glimpse into Hillary Clinton's Mind.

    • By pixledust on 10-07-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Black-Eyed Susan

    • By: Elizabeth Leiknes
    • Narrated by: Molly King
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    My name is Susan Spector. I have one black eye, and one blue eye. I am colorblind. I experience synesthesia. My blood type is AB negative. I was born on a leap year. Do I sound like a freak yet? Oh yeah, and I'm dying of stage four lung cancer. My diagnosis prompted me to review my life to that point. I had spent the past decades of my life wandering, not really living. I couldn't die yet. There was so much more I wanted to do. I'd never been to a nudist resort. I'd never slept with a stranger. I'd never gone to Vegas.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • It Won't Always Be This Great

    • A Novel
    • By: Peter Mehlman
    • Narrated by: Don Sobczak
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    For one Long Island podiatrist, it takes an impromptu act of vandalism just to make him aware of his own being. Walking home in the sub-zero wind chill of a Friday night, he stumbles on a bottle of horseradish and mindlessly hurls it through the window of a popular store selling over-sexed tween fashions. This one tiny, out-of-character impulse turns his life vivid and terrifying, triggering waves of fear, crooked cops, and suspicions of anti-Semitism, both accurate and paranoid.

    Regular price: $24.95

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