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    • Moonwalking with Einstein

    • The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
    • By: Joshua Foer
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,889
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,116

    Foer's unlikely journey from chronically forgetful science journalist to U.S. Memory Champion frames a revelatory exploration of the vast, hidden impact of memory on every aspect of our lives. On average, people squander forty days annually compensating for things they've forgotten. Joshua Foer used to be one of those people. But after a year of memory training, he found himself in the finals of the U.S. Memory Championship. Even more important, Foer found a vital truth we too often forget.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Got the Ball Rolling

    • By Christopher on 03-17-11

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Weird Sisters

    • By: Eleanor Brown
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 579
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 379
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 378

    There is no problem that a library card can't solve. The Andreas family is one of readers. Their father, a renowned Shakespeare professor who speaks almost entirely in verse, has named his three daughters after famous Shakespearean women. When the sisters return to their childhood home, ostensibly to care for their ailing mother, but really to lick their wounds and bury their secrets, they are horrified to find the others there. See, we love each other.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • "I am not bound to please thee with my answers."

    • By Sabrina on 03-09-11

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Chinaberry Sidewalks

    • By: Rodney Crowell
    • Narrated by: Rodney Crowell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    The only child of a hard-drinking father and a Holy Roller mother, Rodney Crowell was no stranger to bombast from an early age, whether knock-down-drag-outs at a local dive bar or fire-and-brimstone sermons at Pentecostal tent revivals. He was an expert at reading his father's mercurial moods and gauging exactly when his mother was likely to erupt, and even before he learned to ride a bike, he was often forced to take matters into his own hands.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • When a Poet Writes Prose

    • By Douglas on 08-04-11

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Invisible Man

    • A Novel
    • By: Ralph Ellison
    • Narrated by: Joe Morton
    • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6,558
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,940
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5,941

    Ralph Elllison's Invisible Man is a monumental novel, one that can well be called an epic of 20th-century African-American life. It is a strange story, in which many extraordinary things happen, some of them shocking and brutal, some of them pitiful and touching - yet always with elements of comedy and irony and burlesque that appear in unexpected places.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterfully written; perfectly narrated

    • By Imhokhai on 03-04-13

    Regular price: $33.60

    • Lost in Shangri-La

    • A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II
    • By: Mitchell Zuckoff
    • Narrated by: Mitchell Zuckoff
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,315
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,898
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,910

    On May 13, 1945, 24 American servicemen and WACs boarded a transport plane for a sightseeing trip over “Shangri-La,” a beautiful and mysterious valley deep within the jungle-covered mountains of Dutch New Guinea. Unlike the peaceful Tibetan monks of James Hilton’s best-selling novel Lost Horizon, this Shangri-La was home to spear-carrying tribesmen, warriors rumored to be cannibals. But the pleasure tour became an unforgettable battle for survival when the plane crashed. Miraculously, three passengers pulled through.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best use of a credit in quite a whlle.

    • By dan on 05-01-11

    Regular price: $25.95

    • A Curable Romantic

    • By: Joseph Skibell
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 22 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    As far as romance goes, Dr. Jakob Sammelsohn is fairly incurable. Twice married, once divorced, once widowed - all by the tender age of 12 - he finally flees his small village and his pious, vengeful father. A lovelorn Candide, young Dr. Sammelsohn wanders optimistically through history - pursued by the amorous ghost of his dead wife.

    Regular price: $34.97

    • A Rope and a Prayer

    • A Kidnapping from Two Sides
    • By: David Rohde, Kristen Mulvihill
    • Narrated by: David Rohde, Kristen Mulvihill
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    The compelling and insightful account of a New York Times reporter's abduction by the Taliban and his wife's struggle to free him. Invited to an interview by a Taliban commander, New York Times reporter David Rohde and two Afghan colleagues were kidnapped in November 2008 and spirited to the tribal areas of Pakistan. For the next seven months, they lived in an alternate reality, ruled by jihadists, in which paranoia, conspiracy theories, and shifting alliances abounded.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A History Lesson

    • By Ed on 12-31-10

    Regular price: $28.00

    • You Know When the Men Are Gone

    • By: Siobhan Fallon
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 96

    In Fort Hood housing, like all army housing, you get used to hearing through the walls. You learn too much. And you learn to move quietly through your own small domain. You also know when the men are gone. As Siobhan Fallon shows in this collection of loosely interconnected short stories, each woman deals with her husband's absence differently.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You know when you've got a great read!

    • By Pamela Harvey on 01-22-11

    Regular price: $18.19

    • Get Capone

    • The Secret Plot That Captured America's Most Wanted Gangster
    • By: Jonathan Eig
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    Acclaimed journalist and bestselling author Jonathan Eig blows the lid off the Al Capone story. Based on never-before-seen government documents and newly discovered letters written by Al Capone himself, Get Capone presents America's greatest gangster as you’ve never seen him before.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Get this book

    • By Jonathan on 05-13-10
    • The Secret Plot That Captured America's Most Wanted Gangster
    • By: Jonathan Eig
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 04-30-10
    • 4 out of 5 stars 160 ratings

    Regular price: $25.19

    • Started Early, Took My Dog

    • A Novel
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,034
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 745
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 746

    Waterhouse leads a quiet, ordered life as a retired police detective - a life that takes a surprising turn when she encounters Kelly Cross, a habitual offender, dragging a young child through town. Both appear miserable and better off without each other-or so decides Tracy, in a snap decision that surprises herself as much as Kelly. Suddenly burdened with a small child, Tracy soon learns her parental inexperience is actually the least of her problems, as much larger ones loom for her and her young charge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • LOVED, LOVED, LOVED IT.

    • By Patricia on 08-28-11

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Three Stages of Amazement

    • A Novel
    • By: Carol Edgarian
    • Narrated by: Anne Twomey
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 21

    A sweeping, richly compassionate novel about marriage, ambition, and the reclaiming of love - by the bestselling novelist and cofounder of Narrative magazine. Many love stories end in marriage; rare is the love story that begins with one - already promised, already worn. Set in San Francisco during the first year of Obama’s presidency, Three Stages of Amazement deftly charts the struggles and triumphs of Lena Rusch and her husband Charlie Pepper, still believe they can have it all - sex, love, marriage, children, career, brilliance.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully written

    • By Sharon Murch on 04-17-11

    Regular price: $22.63

    • Twin

    • A Memoir
    • By: Allen Shawn
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    When Allen Shawn and his twin sister, Mary, were two years old, Mary began exhibiting signs of what would be diagnosed years later as autism. Understanding Mary and making her life a happy one appeared to be impossible for the Shawns. With almost no warning, her parents sent Mary to a residential treatment center when she was eight years old. She never lived at home again.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting but wish it were more about autism

    • By Karen K on 07-12-13

    Regular price: $23.07