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    • Freedom Summer

    • The Savage Season That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy
    • By: Bruce Watson
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    In the summer of 1964, with the civil rights movement stalled, seven hundred college students descended on Mississippi to register black voters, teach in Freedom Schools, and live in sharecroppers' shacks. But by the time their first night in the state had ended, three volunteers were dead, black churches had burned, and America had a new definition of freedom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Long Hot Summer

    • By Roy on 08-01-10
    • The Savage Season That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy
    • By: Bruce Watson
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 06-10-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 168 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Rag and Bone

    • A Billy Boyle World War II Mystery
    • By: James R. Benn
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    Billy is sent to London in the midst of a Luftwaffe bombing offensive to investigate the murder of a Soviet official. There's reason to believe that the crime could be connected to the recent discovery of mass graves in the Katyn Forest, where thousands of Polish officers were executed. Is a killer is out there, targeting Soviet officials in revenge for the Katyn Massacre? If so,the diplomatic stakes couldn't be higher as the uneasy relationship between the Soviets and the other allied powers hangs in the balance.

    Regular price: $21.95

    • The Humbling

    • By: Philip Roth
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Everything is over for Simon Axler. One of the leading American stage actors of his generation, now in his 60s, he has lost his magic, his talent, and his assurance. His Falstaff and Peer Gynt and Vanya, all his great roles, "are melted into air, into thin air". When he goes on stage he feels like a lunatic and looks like an idiot. His confidence in his powers has drained away; he imagines people laughing at him; he can no longer pretend to be someone else.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Self-Indulgent Roth

    • By Darwin8u on 01-13-17

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Await Your Reply

    • A Novel
    • By: Dan Chaon
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 114

    Three strangers who are trying to find their way in the wake of loss become entwined in an identity theft scheme, which has a resounding impact on them all. A gorgeously written psychological study, and a meditation on identity in the modern world, this is a literary novel with the haunting momentum of a thriller.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Well Narrated, but Thoroughly Depressing

    • By Rob Prindle on 12-04-09

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Wave

    • In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean
    • By: Susan Casey
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 568
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 363
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 359

    For centuries, mariners have spun tales of gargantuan waves, 100-feet high or taller. Until recently scientists dis​missed these stories - waves that high would seem to violate the laws of physics. But in the past few decades, as a startling number of ships vanished and new evidence has emerged, oceanographers realized something scary was brewing in the planet’s waters. They found their proof in February 2000, when a British research vessel was trapped in a vortex of impossibly mammoth waves in the North Sea - including several that approached 100 feet.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great narrator

    • By Alexis on 09-26-10
    • In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean
    • By: Susan Casey
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 09-14-10
    • 4 out of 5 stars 568 ratings

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Four Fingers of Death

    • By: Rick Moody
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 27 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Montese Crandall is a downtrodden writer whose rare collection of baseball cards won't sustain him, financially or emotionally, through the grave illness of his wife. Luckily, he swindles himself a job churning out a novelization of the 2025 remake of a 1963 horror classic, "The Crawling Hand." Crandall tells therein of the United States, in a bid to regain global eminence, launching at last its doomed manned mission to the desolation of Mars.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Like Pynchon, DF Wallace, PK Dick, Palahniuk?

    • By Aaron on 12-14-10

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Mind's Eye

    • By: Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated by: Oliver Sacks, Richard Davidson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204

    An exploration of vision through the case histories of six individuals - including a renowned pianist who continues to give concerts despite losing the ability to read the score, and a neurobiologist born with crossed eyes who, late in life, suddenly acquires binocular vision, and how her brain adapts to that new skill.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Blindness

    • By Lynn on 05-02-11

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Scent of Rain and Lightning

    • By: Nancy Pickard
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 317
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 226
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 225

    Written with the wisdom and grace devoted readers have come to expect from the award-winning author of The Virgin of Small Plains, here is a brilliantly moving tale of family, murder, and redemptive love.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Really good book; poorly chosen narrator

    • By Maddie on 07-02-10

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Wild Child

    • And Other Stories
    • By: T. C. Boyle
    • Narrated by: T. C. Boyle
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 52

    In the title story of this rich new collection, T.C. Boyle has created so vivid and original a retelling of the story of Victor, the feral boy who was captured running naked through the forests of Napoleonic France, that it becomes not just new, but definitive: yes, this is how it must have been. The tale is by turns magical and moving, a powerful investigation of what it means to be human. There is perhaps no one better than T. C. Boyle at engaging, shocking, and ultimately gratifying his readers.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not sure which way to tip the scale...

    • By Rebecca on 12-14-12

    Regular price: $26.57

    • Sleepless

    • A Novel
    • By: Charlie Huston
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter, Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 93

    The world is in the grip of an epidemic of sleeplessness and one man will risk everything to find out what caused it. In his signature style of fast-paced action, outrageous violence, and graphically described scenes, we are tossed into a dramatic turbulence unlike anything you've ever read or heard.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stunning

    • By Benb on 02-22-11

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The War of the Roses

    • By: Warren Adler
    • Narrated by: Dave Giorgio
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    The Roses met at an auction on Cape Cod. Oliver had just bought a Staffordshire figurine-one of a pair-but Barbara outbid him for its mate. The figurines belonged together, and so did the Roses. Now the two objets d'art sat together on a shelf in the Roses' home-symbols of the passion their owners shared. A passion that united them and now was about to tear them apart.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The movie made more sense

    • By ATX-LH on 10-03-16

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Solar

    • By: Ian McEwan
    • Narrated by: Roger Allam, Ian McEwan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 430
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 229
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 229

    Nobel Prize-winning physicist Michael Beard is fast approaching 60, a mere shell of the academic titan he once was. While his fifth marriage falls apart, Michael suddenly finds himself with an unexpected opportunity to reinvigorate his career and possibly save humankind from the growing threat of global warming.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • McEwan Does It Again!

    • By Cariola on 04-23-10

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Three Stations

    • An Arkady Renko Novel
    • By: Martin Cruz Smith
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 278
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 138

    In Three Stations, Arkady Renko’s skills are put to their most severe test. Though he has been technically suspended from the prosecutor’s office for once again turning up unpleasant truths, he strives to solve a last case: the death of an elegant young woman whose body is found in a construction trailer on the perimeter of Moscow’s main rail hub. It looks like a simple drug overdose to everyone—except to Renko, whose examination of the crime scene turns up some inexplicable clues.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not up to the usual

    • By Kenneth on 09-08-10

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Lit

    • A Memoir
    • By: Mary Karr
    • Narrated by: Mary Karr
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 709
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 486
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 486

    Lit follows Mary Karr's descent into the inferno of alcoholism and madness - and her astonishing resurrection. Karr's longing for a solid family seems secure when her marriage to a handsome, Shakespeare-quoting poet produces a son they adore. But she can't outrun her apocalyptic past. She drinks herself into the same numbness that nearly devoured her charismatic but troubled mother, reaching the brink of suicide. A hair-raising stint in "The Mental Marriott" awakens her to the possibility of joy, and leads her to an unlikely faith.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling.

    • By Pamela Harvey on 01-30-10
    • A Memoir
    • By: Mary Karr
    • Narrated by: Mary Karr
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 01-26-10
    • 4 out of 5 stars 709 ratings

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Big City, Bad Blood

    • By: Sean Chercover
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 256
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 151

    Disillusioned newspaper reporter-turned-private detective Ray Dudgeon doesn't want to save the world; he just wants to do an honest job well. But when doing an honest job threatens society's most powerful and corrupt, Ray's odds of survival make for a sucker's bet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quintessentially Chicago

    • By Eva Gannon on 09-21-09

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Ironweed

    • By: William Kennedy
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 94

    Francis Phelan, ex-ballplayer, part-time gravedigger, full-time drunk, has hit bottom. Years ago he left Albany in a hurry after killing a scab during a trolley workers' strike; he ran away again after accidentally – and fatally – dropping his infant son. Now, in 1938, Francis is back in town, roaming the old familiar streets with his hobo pal, Helen, trying to make peace with the ghosts of the past and the present.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Darkly Lovely

    • By Michael on 07-22-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Woody Allen Collection

    • Without Feathers, Getting Even, Mere Anarchy, Side Effects
    • By: Woody Allen
    • Narrated by: Woody Allen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Woody Allen - writer, director, and actor - can now add narrator to his long list of achievements, as he’s teamed up with Audible to make his best-selling books available in audio for the very first time. The Woody Allen Collection, featuring four of his classic short-story books, highlights the comedian’s biting wit and signature style - performed as only he can. These hilarious stories examine the deepest of human questions from the highest heights of absurdity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well worth the wait

    • By Joe on 08-02-10

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Savage Detectives

    • A Novel
    • By: Roberto Bolaño
    • Narrated by: Eddie Lopez, Armando Durán
    • Length: 26 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 298
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 228

    The late Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño has been called the García Marquez of his generation. The Savage Detectives is a hilarious and sexy, meandering and melancholy, companionable and complicated road trip through Mexico City, Barcelona, Israel, Liberia, and finally the desert of northern Mexico. It is the first of Bolaño's two giant works, with 2666, to be translated into English and is already being hailed as a masterpiece.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Started slow but ended great

    • By Rebecca Lindroos on 12-06-09

    Regular price: $34.96

    • Time's Arrow

    • Or the Nature of the Offense
    • By: Martin Amis
    • Narrated by: Graeme Malcom
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 117

    Martin Amis turns to a tricky literary conceit to tell the story of an ex-Nazi, Dr. Tod T. Friendly. Friendly is possessed of two separate voices, one running backward from his death, the other running forward, fleeing his unsavory past.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A minor experiment from a very good author.

    • By Darwin8u on 04-06-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Human Stain

    • By: Phillip Roth
    • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 834
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 740
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 740

    It is 1998, the year in which America is whipped into a frenzy of prurience by the impeachment of a president, and in a small New England town, an aging classics professor, Coleman Silk, is forced to retire when his colleagues decree that he is a racist. The charge is a lie, but the real truth about Silk would have astonished even his most virulent accuser.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • HUMAN STAIN

    • By CHET YARBROUGH on 12-08-14

    Regular price: $24.47

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