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    • Travels in Siberia

    • By: Ian Frazier
    • Narrated by: Ian Frazier
    • Length: 20 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 286
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 185

    Ian Frazier trains his eye for unforgettable detail on Siberia, that vast expanse of Asiatic Russia. He explores many aspects of this storied, often grim region. He writes about the geography, the resources, the native peoples, the history, the 40-below midwinter afternoons, the bugs. The book brims with Mongols, half-crazed Orthodox archpriests, fur seekers, ambassadors of the czar bound for Peking, tea caravans, German scientists, American prospectors, intrepid English nurses, and prisoners and exiles of every kind....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I Loved This Book

    • By Sara on 01-05-14

    Regular price: $47.93

    • The Solitude of Prime Numbers

    • By: Paolo Giordano
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 82

    A prime number can be divided only by itself or by one—it never truly fits with another. Alice and Mattia, both “primes”, are misfits who seem destined to be alone. Haunted by childhood tragedies that mark their lives, they cannot reach out to anyone else. When Alice and Mattia meet as teenagers, they recognize in each other a kindred, damaged spirit.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Quirky characters

    • By Diana - Audible on 04-16-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Here If You Need Me

    • By: Kate Braestrup
    • Narrated by: Kate Braestrup
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    When the oldest of Kate Braestrup's four children was 10 years old, her husband, a Maine state trooper, was killed in a car accident. Stunned and grieving, she decided to pursue her husband's dream of becoming a Unitarian minister. She eventually began working with the Maine Game Warden Service, which conducts the state's search-and-rescue operations when people go missing in the wilderness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worthy re-read

    • By Sarah Nicklin on 04-17-16

    Regular price: $17.09

    • WAR

    • By: Sebastian Junger
    • Narrated by: Sebastian Junger
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,584
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,015

    Junger turns his brilliant and empathetic eye to the reality of combat - the fear, the honor, and the trust among men in an extreme situation whose survival depends on their absolute commitment to one another. His on-the-ground account follows a single platoon through a 15-month tour of duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Why we fight re-visited

    • By J on 09-20-10

    Regular price: $17.09

    • When the Killing's Done

    • A Novel
    • By: T. C. Boyle
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 212
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 150

    Alma Boyd Takesue is a National Park Service biologist who is spearheading the efforts to save the Channel Islands’ endangered native creatures from invasive species like rats and feral pigs, which, in her view, must be eliminated. Her antagonist, Dave LaJoy, is a dreadlocked local businessman who, along with his lover, the folksinger Anise Reed, is fiercely opposed to the killing of any species whatsoever and will go to any lengths to subvert the plans of Alma and her colleagues.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Worth the effort

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-13-11

    Regular price: $26.57

    • The Red Garden

    • By: Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Nancy Travis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 253
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 185

    From the town’s founder, a brave young woman from England who has no fear of blizzards or bears, to the young man who runs away to New York City, the characters in The Red Garden are extraordinary and vivid: a young wounded Civil War soldier who is saved by a neighbor, a woman who meets a fiercely human historical character, a poet who falls in love with a blind man, a mysterious traveler who comes to town in the year when summer never arrives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing book - I listened twice!

    • By Rachelle on 03-19-11

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Warmth of Other Suns

    • The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
    • By: Isabel Wilkerson
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles, Ken Burns (introduction)
    • Length: 22 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,318
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,842
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,828

    In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson interviewed more than a thousand people, and gained access to previously untapped data and official records, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country, and ourselves.

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

    • By Ernest on 04-09-12

    Regular price: $17.99

    • Wicked Plants

    • The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
    • By: Amy Stewart
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 975
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 884
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 879

    Beware! The sordid lives of plants behaving badly. A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glistening red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a vine that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. Amy Stewart, best-selling author of Flower Confidential, takes on over two hundred of Mother Nature's most appalling creations in an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Grows on You Like Kudzu

    • By Cynthia on 04-23-13
    • The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
    • By: Amy Stewart
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 06-13-11
    • 4 out of 5 stars 975 ratings

    Regular price: $18.19

    • Levittown

    • Two Families, One Tycoon, and the Fight for Civil Rights in America's Legendary Suburb
    • By: David Kushner
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    In the decade after World War II , one entrepreneurial family helped thousands of people buy into the American dream of owning a home. The Levitts, William, Alfred, and their father, Abe, pooled their talents to create storybook towns with affordable little houses. They laid out the welcome mat - but not to everyone. Levittown had a whites-only policy.

    • Two Families, One Tycoon, and the Fight for Civil Rights in America's Legendary Suburb
    • By: David Kushner
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Release date: 03-30-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 17 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Starvation Heights

    • A True Story of Murder and Malice in the Woods of the Pacific Northwest
    • By: Gregg Olsen
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 343
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 268

    In 1911 two wealthy British heiresses, Claire and Dora Williamson, came to a sanitorium in the forests of the Pacific Northwest to undergo the revolutionary fasting treatment of Dr. Linda Burfield Hazzard. It was supposed to be a holiday for the two sisters. But within a month of arriving at what the locals called Starvation Heights, the women were emaciated shadows of their former selves, waiting for death.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Frustrating

    • By ilene on 10-23-17

    Regular price: $24.05

    • Packing for Mars

    • The Curious Science of Life in the Void
    • By: Mary Roach
    • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,758
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,817
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,813

    Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer. Space exploration is in some ways an exploration of what it means to be human. How much can a person give up? How much weirdness can they take? What happens to you when you can’t walk for a year? Have sex? Smell flowers? What happens if you vomit in your helmet during a space walk? Is it possible for the human body to survive a bailout at 17,000 miles per hour?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Everything You Always Wanted to Know - and More

    • By Roy on 09-22-10

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Woman Warrior

    • Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts
    • By: Maxine Hong Kingston
    • Narrated by: Ming-Na
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 309
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 241
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 242

    Acclaimed author Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior broke new ground when it was first published 35 years ago, weaving autobiography, history, folklore, and fantasy in to a candid and revelatory story about the daughter of Chinese immigrants in mid-20th century California.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hilariously Vicious; Touchingly Empathetic

    • By Kenneth on 08-28-11

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Little Princes

    • One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal
    • By: Conor Grennan
    • Narrated by: Conor Grennan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,922
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,659
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,666

    In search of adventure, 29-year-old Conor Grennan traded his day job for a year-long trip around the globe, a journey that began with a three-month stint volunteering at the Little Princes Children's Home, an orphanage in war-torn Nepal. Conor was initially reluctant to volunteer, unsure whether he had the proper skill, or enough passion, to get involved in a developing country in the middle of a civil war. But he was soon overcome by the herd of rambunctious, resilient children.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hope there is a sequel!

    • By R. Cotton on 02-19-11
    • One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal
    • By: Conor Grennan
    • Narrated by: Conor Grennan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 01-25-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,922 ratings

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Fordlandia

    • The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City
    • By: Greg Grandin
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 98

    Fordlandia by National Book Award finalist Greg Grandin tells the enthralling tale of Henry Ford’s failed attempts to transform a Connecticut-sized chunk of Brazilian rainforest into a homespun slice of American utopia.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An eye-opening account of an arrogant man's folly

    • By Melissa on 09-17-13
    • The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City
    • By: Greg Grandin
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
    • Release date: 06-17-10
    • 4 out of 5 stars 142 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Blind Watchmaker

    • Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design
    • By: Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,005
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,738
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,712

    The Blind Watchmaker, knowledgably narrated by author Richard Dawkins, is as prescient and timely a book as ever. The watchmaker belongs to the 18th-century theologian William Paley, who argued that just as a watch is too complicated and functional to have sprung into existence by accident, so too must all living things, with their far greater complexity, be purposefully designed. Charles Darwin's brilliant discovery challenged the creationist arguments; but only Richard Dawkins could have written this elegant riposte.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Challenging textbook more than an enjoyable listen

    • By Eric on 01-15-12

    Regular price: $29.95

    • State of Wonder

    • A Novel
    • By: Ann Patchett
    • Narrated by: Hope Davis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6,776
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,322
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5,313

    Research scientist Dr. Marina Singh is sent to Brazil to track down her former mentor, Dr. Annick Swenson, who seems to have disappeared in the Amazon while working on an extremely valuable new drug. The last person who was sent to find her died before he could complete his mission. Plagued by trepidation, Marina embarks on an odyssey into the insect-infested jungle in hopes of finding answers to the questions about her friend's death, her company's future, and her own past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Do yourself a favor and listen to this book!

    • By F. B. Herron on 06-10-11

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Reluctant Spy

    • My Secret Life in the CIA's War on Terror
    • By: John Kiriakou, Michael Ruby
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 78

    Long before the waterboarding controversy exploded in the media, one CIA agent had already gone public. In a groundbreaking 2007 interview with ABC News, John Kiriakou called waterboarding torture - but admitted that it probably worked. This book, at once a confessional, an adventure story, and a chronicle of Kiriakou's life in the CIA, stands as an important, eloquent piece of testimony from a committed American patriot.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating Read about the CIA

    • By Nancy on 05-13-10

    Regular price: $20.99

    • To End All Wars

    • A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918
    • By: Adam Hochschild
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 374
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 299

    World War I stands as one of history's most senseless spasms of carnage, defying rational explanation. In a riveting, suspenseful narrative with haunting echoes for our own time, Adam Hochschild brings it to life as never before. He focuses on the long-ignored moral drama of the war's critics, alongside its generals and heroes. Thrown in jail for their opposition to the war were Britain's leading investigative journalist, a future winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, and an editor who, behind bars, published a newspaper for his fellow inmates on toilet paper.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A story of personalities

    • By Tad Davis on 06-09-11

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Bird Cloud

    • A Memoir
    • By: Annie Proulx
    • Narrated by: Joan Allen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27

    "Bird Cloud” is the name Annie Proulx gave to 640 acres of Wyoming wetlands and prairie and 400-foot cliffs plunging down to the North Platte River. On the day she first visited, a cloud in the shape of a bird hung in the evening sky. Proulx also saw pelicans, bald eagles, golden eagles, great blue herons, ravens, scores of bluebirds, harriers, kestrels, elk, deer and a dozen antelope

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Craft vs. History

    • By Drinker on 06-20-11

    Regular price: $26.60

    • The Forty Rules of Love

    • A Novel of Rumi
    • By: Elif Shafak
    • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 596
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 514
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 518

    In this follow-up to her acclaimed 2007 novel The Bastard of Istanbul, Turkish author Elif Shafak unfolds two tantalizing parallel narratives---one contemporary and the other set in the 13th century, when Rumi encountered his spiritual mentor, the whirling dervish known as Shams of Tabriz---that together incarnate the poet's timeless message of love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible!!! I can't put the book down

    • By Jawaher on 02-20-15

    Regular price: $24.49

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