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    • Little Women

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett, Amanda Friday, P. J. Morgan, and others
    • Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14

    First published in 1869, Little Women is the story of four sisters growing up against the background of the American Civil War. Alcott wrote the book at the urging of the publisher, Thomas Niles, who was seeking a story about girls that would have popular appeal. Although it was commenced essentially as a children's book, it developed into something of a bildungsroman, which touches on more serious issues such as the difficulties faced by single-parent families, the death of a sibling, and fractured relationships.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent tribute to a classic tale.

    • By Ad n' Audie on 03-28-18

    Regular price: $32.84

    • A Special Kind of Evil

    • The Colonial Parkway Serial Killings
    • By: Blaine L. Pardoe, Victoria R. Hester
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    The Colonial Parkway Murders - the name given eight murders that took place in the Tidewater region in the late 1980s, two of which were on the historic Colonial Parkway, the nation’s narrowest National Park. Young people in the prime of their lives were the targets. But the pattern that stitched this special kind of evil together was more like a spider web of theory, intrigue, and mathematics. Then, mysteriously, the killing spree stopped. Now, father-daughter true crime authors Blaine Pardoe and Victoria Hester blow the dust off of these cases.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A True Crime Book of the Finest Kind

    • By in1ear (John Row) on 04-03-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Bedwarmer's Son

    • By: Caryl McAdoo
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    What if Abel had killed Cain, but there was no jury of his peers? In 1928 Georgia, a black man who kills a white man is automatically guilty, but the bedwarmer's son, an ex-slave, is no normal black man. And the dead white man is his half-brother. Once his lily-white lawyer lady learns the truth, everything changes. Can she save him from swinging?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well worth the credit.

    • By Marla on 09-03-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Joy of Nelly Deane

    • By: Willa Cather
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    This story is told from the perspective of Peggy, a teenager in the tiny town of Riverbank. Peggy is good friends with a girl named Nelly Deane. Nelly is considered by many to be the prettiest and most fun-loving girl in town. What happens to Nelly in the ensuing years after Peggy leaves Riverbank for college and then abroad is related through Peggy's infrequent visits back home and the letters she receives from one of the older women of Riverbank.

    Regular price: $4.87

    • The Return of Cosmo Draper

    • By: Mike Murphy
    • Narrated by: Noel Badrian, Bob Neufeld, Jeff Moon, and others
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Dreaming of days of yore, Tim Porter organizes the return of Cosmo Draper, the town's favorite mayor. Only trouble is, Cosmo's been dead for years, right?

    Regular price: $7.13

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    • By: Mike Murphy
    • Narrated by: K G Cross, Andy Harrington, Leanne Yau, and others
    • Length: 8 mins
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    One woman learns the consequences of having a PlaceNook account when all her "friends" show up on her doorstep unannounced.

    Regular price: $7.13

    • She Is Evil!

    • Madness and Murder in Memphis
    • By: Judith A. Yates
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    Ejaz Ahmad was handsome, charismatic, and a self-made businessman. He arrived in the United States from Pakistan determined to fulfill his mother's dying wish: to come to America, complete his education, and make his mark in the world. Settling in Memphis, Tennessee, Ejaz became owner of several businesses, father to a handsome boy, and a devout Muslim. The only thing missing in his life was a wife, someone special to protect, honor, and love. Leah Ward was a pretty girl, but a prison parolee with a questionable past.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator keeps you deeply involved in the story

    • By Scott O'Dell on 11-02-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Nanny Behaving Badly

    • By: Judy Jarvie
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 9

    Maddie Adams doesn't mean to make the worst impression possible with her new boss. Nor does she intend to work as his temp Christmas nanny - especially when Lyle Sutherland inspires spicy flirtation and full-on naughty thoughts.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • If had Known

    • By Fidge on 10-26-11

    Regular price: $11.19

    • Harriet Tubman: The Moses of Her People 1820-1913

    • By: Elizabeth Ross Haynes
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Harriet Tubman was born into slavery around 1820. This biography by Elizabeth Ross Haynes was published just eight years after Harriet's death (1913) as a part of her book Unsung Heroes. Over the years Ms. Tubman's legacy as a former slave, an abolitionist, a humanitarian, a suffragette, and a spy and agent for the US Army has grown. Beginning in 2020 her face will grace the US 20 dollar bill.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Encouraging and Inspiring Story

    • By Scott Bennett on 08-27-16

    Regular price: $7.13

    • Hippolytus

    • By: Bob Gonzalez - translator, Euripides
    • Narrated by: P. J. Morgan, Linda Barrans, Russell Gold, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Euripides (c. 480-406 B.C.E.) is the author of eighteen extant plays and many more only surviving in fragments. He is the youngest of the three great Athenian tragedians with Aeschylus and Sophocles. Hippolytus, bastard son of Theseus and the Amazon Hippolyta, has sworn chaste allegiance to the goddess Artemis, thus severely offending the goddess Aphrodite by failing to revere her. Aphrodite swears revenge and promises that he will die before the day is done, taking with him Queen Phaedra, wife of Theseus.

    Regular price: $8.55

    • Ted and Ann

    • The Mystery of a Missing Child and Her Neighbor Ted Bundy
    • By: Rebecca Morris
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    Ted Bundy killed at least 35 girls and women, and possibly hundreds. Was his first victim eight-year-old Ann Marie Burr who disappeared from their Tacoma, Washington neighborhood in 1961? Her body was never found and there were no clues, just two tenacious detectives who spent the rest of their lives trying to solve the case.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Two stories intertwined

    • By Karen on 10-01-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Pacific Lady: The First Woman to Sail Solo Across the World's Largest Ocean

    • Outdoor Lives
    • By: Sharon Sites Adams, Karen Coates
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Inspiring and exciting, Adams's memoir recounts the personal path leading to her historic achievements: a tomboy childhood in the Oregon high desert, an early marriage and painful divorce, and a second marriage that ended when her husband died of cancer. In the wake of his death and almost by accident, Adams discovered sailing. Six weeks after her first sailing lesson, she bought a boat, and within eight months, she set out to achieve her first world record.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best books I have ever read!

    • By jennifer on 06-21-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Distant Shore

    • By: Debora M. Coty
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Mysteriously banished to live with demanding Aunt Augusta on Florida's remote, untamed Merritt island of 1904, young Emma-Lee Palmer discovers a dark family secret. Befriended by a kindly sea captain, Emma-Lee and Aunt Augusta discover courage, renewed hope, and the importance of family in this transcendent story of healing and redemption through God's unconditional love. Inspired by a true story, The Distant Shore is a powerful blend of action, adventure, romance, and the quest within each of us to find our heart's home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Characters and Story

    • By Joan Dellibovi on 02-23-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Romancing Olive

    • Prairie Romance
    • By: Holly Bush
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    1891... Spinster librarian Olive Wilkins is shocked to learn of her brother's violent death at a saloon gaming table and her sister-in-law's subsequent murder, traveling far from her staid life to rescue her niece and nephew, now orphans. She arrives to find the circumstances of her brother's life deplorable and her long held beliefs of family and tradition, shaken.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Midwestern Tale of Early American Struggles

    • By LilMissMolly on 04-20-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Murder in My Hometown

    • By: Rebecca Morris
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    On a fall evening in Corvallis, Oregon, in 1967, 17-year-old Dick Kitchel, a senior at the high school, disappeared after attending a party. Ten days later, his body was spotted by two children as it floated down the Willamette River. He had been beaten and strangled. Now, nearly 50 years later, a classmate, New York Times best-selling author Rebecca Morris, returns to her hometown to write about how the murder changed the town and the lives of Dick Kitchel's friends.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good!

    • By mandy on 08-18-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Spectacular Wickedness

    • Sex, Race, and Memory in Storyville, New Orleans
    • By: Emily Epstein Landau
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    From 1897 to 1917 the red-light district of Storyville commercialized and even thrived on New Orleans' longstanding reputation for sin and sexual excess. This notorious neighborhood, located just outside of the French Quarter, hosted a diverse cast of characters who reflected the cultural milieu and complex social structure of turn-of-the-century New Orleans, a city infamous for both prostitution and interracial intimacy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A fascinating [academic] read

    • By A. C. Skinner on 08-22-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Ladies' Paradise

    • By: Emile Zola
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 63

    Country girl Denise Baudu arrives in Paris hoping for a position in her uncle's clothing shop. However, her uncle's shop, along with other small shops in the area, is doing poorly. This is due to the large store across the street - The Ladies' Paradise - which is swallowing up the small specialty stores by offering 'one-stop shopping' at discounted prices. 19th Century Paris is experiencing the dawn of the department store. Despite her loyalty to her uncle, Denise is drawn to the progressive Ladies' Paradise and it's owner, the driven but charismatic Monsieur Mouret.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • rich and layered use of description

    • By Gaele on 04-15-14

    Regular price: $18.86

    • Yankee, Go Home

    • By: Sharon Delarose
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 9

    Yankees flock to the sunny South where flowers bloom even in the middle of winter and summertime rules for most of the year. What nobody tells you is why the Yankees hightail it back North again. Yankee, Go Home exposes the gritty side of the South. Get lost in Arkansas and chased through Alabama by a madman. Find out who really won the Civil War and why. Discover the South through the eyes of a Yankee in this memoir of a Yankee in the South.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not just for Yankees

    • By Linda on 09-22-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • One Vacant Chair

    • By: Joe Coomer
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    As the owner of several antique stores in Texas, Joe Coomer has an affinity for old chairs. So much so that the main character of his latest novel, Aunt Edna, paints portraits of them. Not people in chairs, just chairs. At the funeral of Grandma Hutton—whom Edna has cared for through an agonizingly long and vague illness—Sarah begins helping her aunt clean up the last of a life. This includes honoring Grandma’s wish to have her ashes scattered in Scotland—although she had never left the state of Texas.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great characters

    • By John S. on 06-18-11

    Regular price: $11.19

    • Black Cloud

    • The Deadly Hurricane of 1928
    • By: Eliot Kleinberg
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    The deadly hurricane of 1928 claimed 2500 lives, and the long-forgotten story of the casualties, as told in Black Cloud, continues to stir passion. Among the dead were 700 black Floridian men, women, and children who were buried in an unmarked West Palm Beach ditch during a racist recovery and rebuilding effort that conscripted the labor of blacks much like latter-day slaves.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting, plays with emotions

    • By Sasquatch Survivor on 04-11-17

    Regular price: $24.95

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