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    • Tourist Season

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,206
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 703
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 701

    Tourist season is swinging into high gear in Miami. So are the activities of a bizarre terrorist group determined to keep the hapless "snowbirds" away. Armed with bombs, weed, and jumbled credos, they move toward their grand target, the Orange Bowl Parade, with plans to bring Miami and its tourist trade to a halt.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • CAUTION: BELLY ACHING LAUGHTER IMMINENT!

    • By Tracy P. on 02-08-17

    Regular price: $31.47

    • A Dog's Journey

    • By: W. Bruce Cameron
    • Narrated by: George K. Wilson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,629
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,468
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,462

    After searching for his purpose through several eventful lives, Buddy is sure that he has found and fulfilled it. Yet as he watches curious baby Clarity get into dangerous mischief, he is certain that this little girl is very much in need of a dog of her own. When Buddy is reborn, he realizes that he has a new destiny. He's overjoyed when he is adopted by Clarity, now a vibrant but troubled teenager. When they are suddenly separated, Buddy despairs - who will take care of his girl?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Darker, Sadder Sequel

    • By Library Volunteer on 07-13-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Forever War

    • By: Joe Haldeman
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5,433
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,521
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,539

    William Mandella is a soldier in Earth's elite brigade. As the war against the Taurans sends him from galaxy to galaxy, he learns to use protective body shells and sophisticated weapons. He adapts to the cultures and terrains of distant outposts. But with each month in space, years are passing on Earth. Where will he call home when (and if) the Forever War ends?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A classic.

    • By John on 09-24-08

    Regular price: $26.60

    • Blind Man's Bluff

    • The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage
    • By: Sherry Sontag, Christopher Drew
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 554
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 509
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 509

    No espionage missions have been kept more secret than those involving American submarines. Now, Blind Man's Bluff shows for the first time how the navy sent submarines wired with self-destruct charges into the heart of Soviet seas to tap crucial underwater telephone cables. It unveils how the navy's own negligence might have been responsible for the loss of the USS Scorpion, a submarine that disappeared, all hands lost, 30 years ago.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding

    • By Frank Mx on 04-03-17

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Prey

    • By: Michael Crichton
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,313
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,153
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,172

    In the Nevada desert, an experiment has gone horribly wrong. A cloud of nanoparticles (micro-robots) has escaped from the laboratory. This cloud is self-sustaining and self-reproducing. It is intelligent and learns from experience. For all practical purposes, it is alive. It has been programmed as a predator. It is evolving swiftly, becoming more deadly with each passing hour. Every attempt to destroy it has failed. And we are the prey.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Starts slow but picks up lots of momentum

    • By Michael Kellogg on 05-06-05

    Regular price: $37.64

    • Citizen Soldiers

    • The U.S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 891
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 817
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 810

    A masterful biography of the U.S. Army in the European Theater of Operations during World War II, Citizen Soldiers provides a compelling account of the extraordinary stories of ordinary men in their fight for democracy. From the high command on down to the enlisted men, Stephen E. Ambrose draws on hundreds of interviews and oral histories from men on both sides who were there.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I Read it Before and Hearing it is Even Better

    • By Aimee on 05-15-13

    Regular price: $46.95

    • The Singularity Is Near

    • When Humans Transcend Biology
    • By: Ray Kurzweil
    • Narrated by: George K. Wilson
    • Length: 24 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,408
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,188
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,188

    For over three decades, the great inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil has been one of the most respected and provocative advocates of the role of technology in our future. In his classic The Age of Spiritual Machines, he argued that computers would soon rival the full range of human intelligence at its best. Now he examines the next step in this inexorable evolutionary process: the union of human and machine.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not for everyone, but was for me.

    • By Gary on 05-21-12

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Double Whammy

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,859
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,920
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,929

    A twisted tale of murder in the world of big-stakes bass fishing tournaments. Filled with ex-wives, evangelists, and an armed pit-bull, this is a story that could only be concocted by Carl Hiaasen, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, New York Times best-selling author, and czar of Florida noir fiction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • First For Me

    • By Kindle Customer on 06-04-04

    Regular price: $31.47

    • State of Fear

    • By: Michael Crichton
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 18 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,238
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,572
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,580

    Once again Michael Crichton gives us his trademark combination of page-turning suspense, cutting-edge technology, and extraordinary research. State of Fear is a superb blend of edge-of-your-seat suspense and thought provoking commentary on how information is manipulated in the modern world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Did I read the same book as some of you?

    • By F on 10-05-05

    Regular price: $37.64

    • Sundiver

    • The Uplift Saga, Book 1
    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 883
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 633
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 644

    For nearly a billion years, every known sentient species in the universe has been the result of genetic and cultural guidance - or "uplifting" - by a previously uplifted patron race. Then humans are discovered. Having already uplifted chimps and dolphins, humanity clearly qualifies as an intelligent species, but did they actually evolve their own intelligence, or did some mysterious patron race begin the process, then suddenly abandon Earth?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A True Classic

    • By Chad on 04-19-08

    Regular price: $32.87

    • King of Capital

    • The Remarkable Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Steve Schwarzman and Blackstone
    • By: John E. Morris, David Carey
    • Narrated by: George K. Wilson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 394
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 301
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305

    The financial establishment---banks and investment bankers, such as Citigroup, Bear Stearns, Lehman, UBS, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, and Morgan Stanley---were the cowboys, recklessly assuming risks, leveraging up to astronomical levels, and driving the economy to the brink of disaster.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story Ruined by Monotone Reading

    • By Marc on 04-23-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Running with the Demon

    • By: Terry Brooks
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Sinnissippi Park, in Hopewell, Illinois, has long hidden a mysterious evil, locked away from humankind by powers greater than most could even imagine. But now the malevolent creatures that normally skulk in the shadows of the park grow bolder, and old secrets hint at a violent explosion. The brewing conflict draws John Ross to Hopewell. A Knight of the Word, Ross is plagued by nightmares that tell him someone evil is coming to unleash an ancient horror upon the world. 

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Startide Rising

    • The Uplift Saga, Book 2
    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 637
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 465
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 473

    When Streaker - the first starship designed and crewed by dolphins - discovers a derelict ancient armada with evidence of the first sentient species ever, she sets off a war between dozens of galactic races eager to use the information for their own advancement.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Getting Better

    • By Andrew on 10-23-08

    Regular price: $39.87

    • Native Tongue

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 771
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 777

    Ex-reporter Joe Winder had been working in the public relations department of a sleazy family entertainment park, The Amazing Kingdom of Thrills, when he chanced upon a news-breaking story inspired by the disappearance of two blue-tongued voles and the bizarre death of Orky, the killer whale.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hiaasen makes me laugh out loud

    • By Ed on 05-18-11

    Regular price: $36.37

    • Skin Tight

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,769
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,034

    This novel by Carl Hiaasen, author of Tourist Season and Native Tongue, begins as most thrillers do, with a killing. But this is no everyday, hum-drum, garden variety killing. Our hero, Nick Stranahan, a 42-year-old private investigator who has killed five men and been married five times, skewers his attacker's aorta with the razor-sharp bill of a stuffed marlin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Skintight

    • By Chris on 08-02-04

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Great Cholesterol Myth

    • Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won't Prevent Heart Disease - and the Statin-Free Plan That Will
    • By: Stephen T. Sinatra, Jonny Bowden
    • Narrated by: George K. Wilson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 654
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 559
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 560

    Emerging science is showing that cholesterol levels are a poor predictor of heart disease and that standard prescriptions for lowering it, such as ineffective low-fat/high-carb diets and serious, side-effect-causing statin drugs, obscure the real causes of heart disease. Even doctors at leading institutions have been misled for years based on creative reporting of research results from pharmaceutical companies intent on supporting the $31-billion-a-year cholesterol-lowering drug industry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Easy to understand, helpful in practice

    • By Z. Karpinski on 01-24-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Florida Roadkill

    • By: Tim Dorsey
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 751
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 665
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 676

    Sunshine State trivia buff Serge A. Storms loves eliminating jerks and pests. His drug-addled partner Coleman loves cartoons. Hot stripper Sharon Rhodes loves cocaine, especially when purchased with rich dead men's money. On the other hand, there's Sean and David, who love fishing and are kind to animals - and who are about to cross paths with a suitcase filled with $5 million in stolen insurance money. Serge wants the suitcase. Sharon wants the suitcase. Coleman wants more drugs... and the suitcase.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Its a Mad Mad Mad Florida!

    • By Mark on 09-26-11

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems

    • By: Richard Ferber
    • Narrated by: George K. Wilson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    In the first major revision of his best-selling, groundbreaking classic, Dr. Richard Ferber, the nation's foremost authority on children's sleep problems, delivers safe, sound ideas for helping your child fall and stay asleep at night and perform well during the day. Incorporating new research, Dr. Ferber provides important basic information that all parents should know regarding the nature of sleep and the development of normal sleep and body rhythms throughout childhood. He discusses the causes of most sleep problems from birth to adolescence and recommends an array of proven solutions for each.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It Worked!

    • By W. Scott Mills on 01-30-13

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Stormy Weather

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,389
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 759
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 767

    Stormy Weather centers on the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. The devastation of the storm has attracted crowds of voyeurs and impostors to Florida. Drawn by the chance to prey on Andrew's victims, misfits like the murderous ex-con Snapper and the dangerously seductive Edie find easy targets for their insurance scams. They're not prepared, though, when they meet their opposition, led by a hoary ex-governor who smokes toads.

    Both hilariously funny and deadly accurate, Carl Hiaasen's novel will take you into a Florida that is far from the frilly palms and pink flamingos of its post cards.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • But a sunny review...

    • By Laurie on 07-26-08

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Running with the Demon

    • Word and the Void, Book 1
    • By: Terry Brooks
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 903
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 828
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 828

    On a very hot Fourth of July weekend, two strangers appear in Hopewell, Illinois, in the middle of a bitter steel strike. One, a Demon of the Void, will use the angry steel workers to attain his own terrible ends. The other, a Knight of the Word, dreams about a nightmarish future and spends every waking moment desperately trying to change its course. The fate of the town and, ultimately, of humanity depends on one exceptional 14-year-old girl, the only one who can see the otherworldly creatures that have begun to invade her home town.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to press pause

    • By OrganicTaco99 on 02-23-16

    Regular price: $34.99

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