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    • Thérèse Raquin

    • By: Emile Zola
    • Narrated by: Kate Winslet
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,337
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,232
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,220

    Once upon a time, a teenaged Kate Winslet ( The Reader, Titanic, Revolutionary Road) received a gift that would leave a lasting impression: a copy of Emile Zola’s classic Thérèse Raquin. Six Academy Award nominations and one Best Actress award later, she steps behind the microphone to perform this haunting classic of passion and disaster.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • worth a listen

    • By Kindle Customer on 03-18-12

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Awakening

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Kim Basinger
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 326
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 284
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 274

    Kate Chopin’s novel, a landmark work of early feminism, is seen as a pre-cursor to the works of American novelists such as William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway. The upper-class Creole society of New Orleans and the Southern Louisiana coast at the end of the 19th century is brought to audio in a stirring performance by Academy Award-winning actress Kim Basinger.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Like Seeing a Movie with Your Eyes Closed

    • By Deborah Jacob on 05-05-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • To the Lighthouse

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Nicole Kidman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    To the Lighthouse is Virginia Woolf’s arresting analysis of domestic family life, centering on the Ramseys and their visits to the Isle of Skye in Scotland in the early 1900s. Nicole Kidman ( Moulin Rouge, Eyes Wide Shut), who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Woolf in the film adaptation of Michael Cunningham’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Hours, brings the impressionistic prose of this classic to vibrant life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stream of consciousness interpreted differently

    • By ESK on 11-12-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Rage in Harlem

    • A Grave Digger & Coffin Ed Novel
    • By: Chester Himes
    • Narrated by: Samuel L. Jackson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 688
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 626
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 623

    Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson ( Pulp Fiction, Star Wars films), fresh off the success of his uproarious, Audie-nominated performance of the mock children’s book Go the F**k to Sleep, delivers a swaggering, darkly-humored rendering of Chester Himes’ classic first novel.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Visit to Another Era

    • By Kitty on 05-28-12

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Slouching Towards Bethlehem

    • By: Joan Didion
    • Narrated by: Diane Keaton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 855
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 787
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 777

    Universally acclaimed from the time it was first published in 1968, Slouching Towards Bethlehem has been admired for decades as a stylistic masterpiece. Academy Award-winning actress Diane Keaton ( Annie Hall, The Family Stone) performs these classic essays, including the title piece, which will transport the listener back to a unique time and place: the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco during the neighborhood’s heyday as a countercultural center.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Diane Keaton doesn't read this book very well

    • By The Companion on 09-28-15

    Regular price: $17.95

    • The Sheltering Sky

    • By: Paul Bowles
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Connelly
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 622
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 565
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 565

    The Sheltering Sky is a landmark of 20th-century literature, a novel of existential despair that examines the limits of humanity when it touches the unfathomable emptiness of the desert. Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Connelly ( A Beautiful Mind, Requiem for a Dream) gives masterful voice to this American classic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Teacup Full of Sand on the Highest Dune

    • By Mel on 03-15-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • To the Lighthouse

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Nicole Kidman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 453
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 416
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 412

    To the Lighthouse is Virginia Woolf’s arresting analysis of domestic family life, centering on the Ramseys and their visits to the Isle of Skye in Scotland in the early 1900s. Nicole Kidman ( Moulin Rouge, Eyes Wide Shut), who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Woolf in the film adaptation of Michael Cunningham’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Hours, brings the impressionistic prose of this classic to vibrant life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful combination of text and narrator

    • By R. H OAKLEY on 06-12-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Handmaid's Tale

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Claire Danes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30,189
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27,446
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27,440

    Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to read. She must pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Top Pick for 2012

    • By Em on 11-30-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Wish List

    • By: Sylvia Day
    • Narrated by: Sondra Knight
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 243
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 222

    When Nicholas James draws Stephanie Martin's name in their law firm's Secret Santa exchange he knows he's in for a merry Christmas - if he can figure out what to give the woman he's wanted for months. When he works late and finds a crumpled piece of paper listing Steph's personal wish list, he knows he's in luck. Because all Steph wants for Christmas is him, in a number of naughty ways. And not-so-saintly Nick is going to make every one of her carnal wishes come true.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect short erotic Christmas story

    • By J-9 on 12-01-13

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Being There

    • By: Jerzy Kosinski
    • Narrated by: Dustin Hoffman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,601
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,480
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,473

    Academy Award winner Dustin Hoffman gives an understated and exemplary performance of this satiric look at the unreality of American media culture. Chance, the enigmatic gardener, becomes Chauncey Gardiner after getting hit by a limo belonging to a Wall Street tycoon. The whirlwind that follows brings Chance to his new status of political policy advisor and possible vice presidential candidate. His garden-variety political responses, inspired by television, become heralded as visionary, and he is soon a media icon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Darkly Funny

    • By Ilana on 07-15-12

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The List

    • By: Jade Chang
    • Narrated by: Jade Chang
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 63

    The new dating craze among the divorced, recently broken up with, and frustrated singles of Los Angeles starts with the creation of “the List.” The converted swear by it - just write down everything you want in a partner, and the cosmos will provide. But could such a simple, old-fashioned technique actually work? Enter Jade, who investigates this increasingly popular path to a soul mate, with charming and hilarious effects, tracing the history of list making - and learning about dating and love along the way.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting.

    • By Ms. Red on 07-09-18

    Regular price: $1.99

    • The End of the Affair

    • By: Graham Greene
    • Narrated by: Colin Firth
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7,421
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,857
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6,820

    Graham Greene’s evocative analysis of the love of self, the love of another, and the love of God is an English classic that has been translated for the stage, the screen, and even the opera house. Academy Award-winning actor Colin Firth ( The King’s Speech, A Single Man) turns in an authentic and stirring performance for this distinguished audio release.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Late to the Party...

    • By Doug - Audible on 07-05-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Unblocked Collection

    • By: Marni Mann
    • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Molly Glenmore
    • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,390
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,290
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,286

    As the ever dutiful daughter at her father's prestigious real estate firm, Frankie Jordan never mixes business with pleasure. But after meeting her new client, Derek Block, her sexual fantasies have turned into intense cravings. This animalistic man has become the object of her desire. Only she can't have him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best 14 hours I've spent in a long time!

    • By ILoveBooksSue on 08-07-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Human Comedy

    • By: William Saroyan
    • Narrated by: Meg Ryan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    In World War II-era California, Homer Macauley and his mother, sister, and three brothers live out struggles and dreams that reflect those of America’s second-generation immigrants. Homer, determined to become one of the fastest telegraph messengers in the West, finds himself caught between reality and illusion as delivering his messages of wartime brings him face-to-face with human emotion at its most naked and raw.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Poignant, inspiring, a worthy choice

    • By SJ on 11-11-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Building up to Love

    • The Love List, Book 4
    • By: Joanne Jaytanie
    • Narrated by: Bailey Varness
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    A small town can be a friendly place to call home and an impossible place to find a date. A shop owner starts a singles-mingle but only has three attendees - not a single man in sight. The women continue to meet, and change their name to The Love List. Each write names of single men and drop them into a basket. The Love List seems a success as each of the women finds their true love, except Laura. She is certain the basket is cursed.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Blind Tasting

    • The Love List, Book 3
    • By: Angela Ford
    • Narrated by: Bailey Varness
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Dr. Rebecca Miller is devastated over her fiancé's affair...with her best friend. Country charm is the best medicine. Along with a good friend and a bottle of wine. In the heart of wine country, four friends spice up their book club and create The Love List. Love is the last thing on Becca's mind until she's matched with Chase Tanner. Chase discovers the love list and believes to be fooled. Can Becca convince him she really does love him?

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Member of the Wedding

    • By: Carson McCullers
    • Narrated by: Susan Sarandon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    The best way to experience this classic of the American South is by joining five-time Academy Award nominee and Best Actress winner Susan Sarandon ( Dead Man Walking, Thelma & Louise) as she guides the listener on a journey through the anguish of adolescence and isolation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Gem

    • By Chrissie on 06-05-14

    Regular price: $20.65

    • The Member of the Wedding

    • By: Carson McCullers
    • Narrated by: Susan Sarandon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 790
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 717
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 715

    The best way to experience this classic of the American South is by joining five-time Academy Award nominee and Best Actress winner Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking, Thelma & Louise) as she guides the listener on a journey through the anguish of adolescence and isolation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's a Classic People

    • By FanB14 on 05-14-12

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Handmaid's Tale

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Claire Danes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to read. She must pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow

    • By Jeff de la Tours on 05-26-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Pack of Two

    • The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs
    • By: Caroline Knapp
    • Narrated by: Hilary Swank
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 122

    In Pack of Two, the author of the acclaimed best seller Drinking: A Love Story tackles a different sort of relationship. Two-time Academy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank ( Boys Don’t Cry, Million Dollar Baby) guides us into the life of Caroline Knapp who, after losing both parents to cancer and breaking off a two-decade long relationship with alcohol in the span of one year, struggles - and succeeds - to redefine her world. The unlikely solution to Knapp’s task was found in the form of a dog named Lucille.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great narration, moving memoir

    • By Doggy Bird on 01-20-13

    Regular price: $18.19

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