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    • A Desirable Residence

    • By: Madeleine Wickham
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 85

    The asking price for this house includes a stunning renovation of hearts and dreams....Liz and Jonathan Chambers were stuck with two mortgages, mounting debts, and a miserable adolescent daughter. Then realtor Marcus Witherstone came into their lives—and it seemed he would solve all their problems.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By Suzanne on 09-15-10

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Peach Keeper

    • A Novel
    • By: Sarah Addison Allen
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 542
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 388
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 397

    The New York Times best-selling author of The Girl Who Chased the Moon welcomes you to her newest locale: Walls of Water, North Carolina, where the secrets are thicker than the fog from the town’s famous waterfalls, and the stuff of superstition is just as real as you want it to be.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator was terrible

    • By Barbara on 05-09-11

    Regular price: $28.00

    • How to Be an American Housewife

    • A Novel
    • By: Margaret Dilloway
    • Narrated by: Laural Merlington, Emily Durante
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 220
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 181
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 182

    How to Be an American Housewife is a novel about mothers and daughters and the pull of tradition. It tells the story of Shoko, a Japanese woman who married an American GI, and her grown daughter, Sue, a divorced mother whose life as an American housewife hasn't been what she'd expected. When illness prevents Shoko from traveling to Japan, she asks Sue to go in her place. The trip reveals family secrets that change their lives in dramatic and unforeseen ways.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • big disappointment

    • By Kirsten on 04-12-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show

    • A Novel of Ireland
    • By: Frank Delaney
    • Narrated by: Frank Delaney
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    January, 1932: Ben MacCarthy and his father watch a vagabond variety revue making a stop in the Irish countryside. Ben's father, mesmerized by Venetia Kelly, the troupe's magnetic headliner, makes a fateful decision: to abandon his family and set off on the road with Miss Kelly and her caravan. Ben's mother, shattered by the desertion, exhorts "find him and bring him back", thereby sending the boy on a Homeric voyage into manhood.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a joy!

    • By California Vegan on 10-13-11

    Regular price: $39.93

    • By Nightfall

    • By: Michael Cunningham
    • Narrated by: Hugh Dancy
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    Peter and Rebecca Harris are mid-40s denizens of Manhattan’s SoHo, nearing the apogee of careers in the arts. With a spacious loft and lively friends, they are admirable urbanites with every reason, it seems, to be happy. Then Rebecca’s much younger brother, Ethan, shows up for a visit. A beautiful, beguiling 23-year-old with a history of drug problems, he is wayward, at loose ends, looking for direction. And in his presence, Peter finds himself questioning the entire world he has so carefully constructed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beauty is truth? Is that all we need to know?

    • By James on 11-13-10

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Great House

    • A Novel
    • By: Nicole Krauss
    • Narrated by: Alma Cuervo, George Guidall, Celeste Ciulla, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 300
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 142

    From the internationally best-selling author of The History of Love comes this stunning novel. Great House follows the multiple owners of one writing desk and how the desk shapes their lives. A young novelist inherited the desk from a poet taken by Pinochet’s police. Then the desk is stolen from her by the poet’s supposed daughter. In its drawers, another man discovers a long-kept secret about his wife....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful writing, but probably better to read it

    • By Lisa on 11-30-10

    Regular price: $23.76

    • The Paris Wife

    • A Novel
    • By: Paula McLain
    • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,666
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,894
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,902

    Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a quiet 28eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness—until she meets Ernest Hemingway and her life changes forever. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group—the fabled “Lost Generation”—that includes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Narration Issues

    • By Sara on 10-06-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • A Special Providence

    • By: Richard Yates
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman, Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Robert Prentice has spent all his life attempting to escape his mother's stifling presence. His mother, Alice, for her part, struggles with her own demons as she attempts to realize her dreams of prosperity and success as a sculptor. As Robert goes off to fight in Europe, hoping to become his own man, Richard Yates portrays a soldier in the depths of war striving to live up to his heroic ideals.

    Regular price: $20.26

    • The Red Queen

    • A Novel
    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,198
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,729
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,742

    Heiress to the red rose of Lancaster, Margaret Beaufort never surrenders her belief that her house is the true ruler of England and that she has a great destiny before her. Her ambitions are disappointed when her sainted cousin Henry VI fails to recognize her as a kindred spirit, and she is even more dismayed when he sinks into madness.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, unsympathetic heroine

    • By Karin on 09-12-10

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Save Me

    • By: Lisa Scottoline
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Nixon
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 481
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 294
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 298

    From the best-selling author of Think Twice and Look Again comes an emotionally powerful novel about a split-second choice, agonizing consequences, and the need for justice. Rose McKenna volunteers as a lunch mom in her daughter Melly’s school in order to keep an eye on Amanda, a mean girl who’s been bullying her daughter. In the aftermath of a massive explosion, Rose finds herself faced with the horrifying decision of whether or not to rescue Melly or usher Amanda to safety.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Protagonist Was Shallow and Unbelievable

    • By C. Byrnes on 04-20-11

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Cat's Eye

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 544
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 488
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 494

    Cat's Eye is the story of Elaine Risley, a controversial painter who returns to Toronto, the city of her youth, for a retrospective of her art. Engulfed by vivid images of the past, she reminisces about a trio of girls who initiated her into the fierce politics of childhood and its secret world of friendship, longing, and betrayal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Sarah on 08-24-15

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Miss New India

    • By: Bharati Mukherjee
    • Narrated by: Farah Bala
    • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 104

    Anjali Bose is Miss New India. Born into a traditional lower-middle-class family and living in a backwater town with an arranged marriage on the horizon, Anjali's prospects dont look great. But her ambition and fluency in language do not go unnoticed by her expat teacher, Peter Champion. And champion her he does, both to other powerful people who can help her along the way and to Anjali herself, stirring in her a desire to take charge of her own destiny.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth the credit, and your ears!

    • By Ember Rayne on 06-27-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The School of Night

    • A Novel
    • By: Louis Bayard
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 58

    An ancient mystery, a lost letter, and a timeless love unleash a long-buried web of intrigue that spans four centuries. In the late 16th century, five brilliant scholars gather under the cloak of darkness to discuss God, politics, astronomy, and the black arts. Known as the School of Night, they meet in secret to avoid the wrath of Queen Elizabeth. But one of the men, Thomas Harriot, has secrets of his own, secrets he shares with one person only: the servant woman he loves.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent 2 period piece.

    • By The Rev. Craig on 04-10-11

    Regular price: $25.50

    • The False Friend

    • By: Myla Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Myla Goldberg
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 20

    One after​noon, two young friends decided to walk home along a forbidden road. Djuna disappeared, and for twenty years Celia blocked out how it happened. The lie Celia told to conceal her misdeed became the accepted truth: everyone assumed Djuna had been abducted, though neither she nor her abductor was ever found. Celia’s unconscious avoidance of this has meant that while she and her longtime boyfriend, Huck, are professionally successful, they’ve been unable to move forward....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Haunting

    • By CDN on 01-18-11

    Regular price: $27.93

    • World and Town

    • A Novel
    • By: Gish Jen
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 11

    Sixty-eight-year-old Hattie Kong, descendant of Confucius, daughter of an American missionary, has lived to see both her husband and her best friend die back-to-back in a single year. But two years later, it’s time for Hattie to start over. She moves to a small New England town where she is soon joined by a Cambodian American family and an ex-lover—now a retired neuroscientist—all of them looking for their own new lives.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Tedious

    • By Karen Conover on 04-05-11

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Men and Dogs

    • A Novel
    • By: Katie Crouch
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    In April of 1985, Buzz Legare went fishing. The next day all that was found was his boat and his waiting, faithful dog. Twenty years later, his daughter Hannah still finds hope in believing, alone among her family, that he's still alive somewhere. She has a smart husband, a thriving business, a beautiful home in San Francisco-and a huge hole in her troubled heart. True to her trademark talent for self-sabotage, she finds herself one starry night climbing up the fire escape in a desperate (and drunken) attempt to win back her own husband.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • just okay

    • By Sherry on 05-10-10

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Mr. Toppit

    • By: Charles Elton
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    When the Hayseed Chronicles, an obscure series of children’s books, becomes world famous, millions of readers debate the significance of that enigmatic last line and of the shadowy figure, Mr. Toppit, who dominates the books. The author, Arthur Hayman, an unsuccessful screenwriter mown down by a concrete truck in Soho, never reaps the benefits of the books’ success.

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Fates Will Find Their Way

    • A Novel
    • By: Hannah Pittard
    • Narrated by: Scott Shepherd
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    As the days and years pile up, the mystery of her disappearance grows kaleidoscopically. A collection of rumors, divergent suspicions, and tantalizing what-ifs, Nora Lindell's story is a shadowy projection of teenage lust, friendship, reverence, and regret, captured magically in the disembodied plural voice of the boys who still long for her.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Mexican and Indian accents should not sound alike

    • By Amy on 02-16-11

    Regular price: $21.67