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    • The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart

    • A Novel
    • By: Mathias Malzieu, Sarah Ardizzone (translator)
    • Narrated by: Jim Dale
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 128

    A fantastical novel, a wildly inventive tale—by turns poignant and funny, lusty and wrenching—about love and heartbreak. Edinburgh, 1874: Born with a frozen heart, Jack is nearly dead when his mother abandons him to the care of Dr. Madeleine—witch doctor, midwife, protector of orphans—who saves Jack by placing a cuckoo clock in his chest. It is in her orphanage that Jack grows up, amid tear-filled flasks, eggs containing memories, a man with a musical spine.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantasticly Engulfing

    • By Grace on 03-07-10

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Summer We Read Gatsby

    • A Novel
    • By: Danielle Ganek
    • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Half-sisters Cassie and Peck could not be more different. Cassie is a journalist with her feet firmly planted on the ground; Peck is an actress with her head in the clouds. In fact, the only thing they seem to have in common is their inheritance. Fool's House is a broken-down home in the Hamptons left to Cassie and Peck by their Aunt Lydia, a house that she decreed they must share. But Cassie and Peck can't afford the place, and they can't agree on what to do with it.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bookclub Pick - but worth it!

    • By Deborah on 11-04-10

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Electric Church

    • By: Jeff Somers
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    Avery Cates is a very bad man. Some might call him a criminal. He might even be a killer - for the right price. But right now, Avery Cates is scared. He's up against the Monks - cyborgs with human brains, enhanced robotic bodies, and a small arsenal of advanced weaponry. Their mission is to convert anyone and everyone to the Electric Church. But there is just one snag: Conversion means death.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Holy Dystopia

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-21-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Lady Audley’s Secret

    • By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
    • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
    • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 110

    This Victorian best seller, along with Braddon's other famous novel, Aurora Floyd, established her as the main rival of the master of the sensational novel, Wilkie Collins. A protest against the passive, insipid 19th-century heroine, Lady Audley was described by one critic of the time as "high-strung, full of passion, purpose, and movement." Her crime (the secret of the title) is shown to threaten the apparently respectable middle-class world of Victorian England.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mixed feelings

    • By RM Simon on 01-14-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Hero

    • By: Perry Moore
    • Narrated by: Michael Urie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,123
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,808
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,820

    In the story comic book legend Stan Lee calls "spellbinding" and "totally original," Thom Creed has secrets. For one, like his father, he has super powers. Also, he's been asked to join the League—the very organization of superheroes that spurned his dad. Then there’s the secret Thom can barely face himself: he's gay. But becoming a member of the League opens up a new world to Thom. There, he connects with a misfit group of aspiring heroes, including Scarlett, Typhoid Larry, and Ruth, a wise old broad who can see the future. Like Thom, these heroes have things to hide....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Give it a listen!

    • By Robert on 10-25-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Cheever

    • A Life
    • By: Blake Bailey
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 27 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    John Cheever was a soul in conflict, a high-school dropout who published his first story at 18, a dire alcoholic who recovered to write the great novel Falconer, a secret bisexual who struggled with his longings and his fierce homophobia, whose groundbreaking work landed him on the covers of Time and Newsweek, a man who believed in the power of family love and sexual pleasure, a man whose desperate loneliness was never wholly offset by his faith in the joy of creation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What feast for Cheever enthusiasts!

    • By Sue C on 06-01-14

    Regular price: $34.96

    • Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses

    • By: Claire Dederer
    • Narrated by: Christine Williams
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Ten years ago, Claire Dederer put her back out while breastfeeding her baby daughter. Told to try yoga by everyone from the woman behind the counter at the co-op to the homeless guy on the corner, she signed up for her first class. She fell madly in love. Poser is unlike any other book about yoga you will read—because it is actually a book about life. Witty and heartfelt, sharp and irreverent, Poser is for anyone who has ever tried to stand on their head while keeping both feet on the ground.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • More mommy memoir than yoga memoir

    • By amandasan on 01-11-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Prince of Mist

    • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    It's war time, and the Carver family decides to leave the capital where they live and move to a small coastal village where they've recently bought a home. But from the minute they cross the threshold, strange things begin to happen. In that mysterious house still lurks the spirit of Jacob, the previous owners' son, who died by drowning.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Really for teens but good!

    • By Diane on 06-24-11

    Regular price: $19.38

    • Where the God of Love Hangs Out

    • By: Amy Bloom
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    In this sensuous, funny, and heartbreaking new book, Amy Bloom explores the unexpected patterns that all forms of love and loss weave into our lives. With her dazzling prose, strong voice, and unmistakable and generous wit, this award-winning author takes us to the margins and centers of real people's lives, introducing us to some of her most unforgettable characters yet.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It's Not Where You Think

    • By Zella Bea on 06-05-10

    Regular price: $19.99

    • This Side of Brightness

    • By: Colum McCann
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    From the author of Songdogs, a magnificent work of imagination and history set in the tunnels of New York City. In the early years of the century, Nathan Walker leaves his native Georgia for New York City and the most dangerous job in America. A sandhog, he burrows beneath the East River, digging the tunnel that will carry trains from Brooklyn to Manhattan. Above ground, the sandhogs - black, white, Irish, Italian - keep their distance from each other until a spectacular accident welds a bond between them.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Prelude to "Let the Great World Spin"

    • By Kimberly on 08-30-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Cogan's Trade

    • By: George V. Higgins
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    Crackling dialogue, mordant humor, and unremitting tension drive the suspenseful stakes of the game higher in Boston's precarious underworld of small-time mobsters, crooked lawyers, and political gofers as George V. Higgins, the writer who boiled crime fiction harder, tracks Jackie Cogan's career in a gangland version of law and order.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So intense.

    • By Terrance Ferguson on 03-07-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Steve Jobs Way

    • iLeadership for a New Generation
    • By: Jay Elliot, William L. Simon
    • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,583
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,118
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,109

    In iLeadership, Jay Elliot gives the listener the opportunity of seeing Steve Jobs as only his closest associates have ever seen him, and to learn what has made him - and the mystique of his management style - capable of creating tools so extraordinary that they have remade three industries and have transformed the way we create, consume, and communicate with each other.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a man who actually worked with Jobs

    • By David on 03-26-11

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Emily, Alone

    • A Novel
    • By: Stewart O'Nan
    • Narrated by: Andrea Gallo
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53

    A sequel to the best-selling, much-beloved Wish You Were Here, Stewart O'Nan's intimate new novel follows Emily Maxwell, a widow whose grown children have long moved away. She dreams of vists by her grandchildren while mourning the turnover of her quiet Pittsburgh neighborhood, but when her sole companion and sister-in-law Arlene faints at their favorite breakfast buffet, Emily's days change.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Examination of a mundane existence

    • By John S. on 07-23-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Informers

    • By: Bret Easton Ellis
    • Narrated by: Therese Plummer, Christian Rummel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    The time is the early '80s. The characters go to the same schools and eat at the same restaurants. Their voices enfold us as seamlessly as those of DJs heard over a car radio. They have sex with the same boys and girls and buy from the same dealers. In short, they are connected in the only way people can be in that city.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Really Good

    • By Timothy Gorr on 06-06-09

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Logical Leap

    • Induction in Physics
    • By: David Harriman
    • Narrated by: Erik Singer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    Beginning with a detailed discussion of the role of mathematics and experimentation in validating generalizations in physics-looking closely at the reasoning of scientists such as Galileo, Kepler, Newton, Lavoisier, and Maxwell-Harriman skillfully argues that the inductive method used in philosophy is in principle indistinguishable from the method used in physics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful journey through scientific history

    • By David on 08-17-10

    Regular price: $21.95

    • Ilustrado

    • A Novel
    • By: Miguel Syjuco
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 7

    Ilustrado opens with Crispin Salvador, lion of Philippine letters, dead in the Hudson River. His young acolyte, Miguel, sets out to investigate the author's suspicious death and the strange disappearance of an unfinished manuscript---a work that had been planned not just to return the once-great author to fame but to expose the corruption behind the rich families who have ruled the Philippines for generations.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Challenging but interesting listen

    • By Robert on 03-13-11

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Informant

    • A Butcher's Boy Novel
    • By: Thomas Perry
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,205
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,011
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,002

    Married and living in England under the name Michael Schaeffer, the assassin known as the Butcher's Boy is the target of a Mafia hit team sent to exact revenge for his deadly campaign against the Balacontano family years earlier. Schaeffer kills all three attackers, but he knows more will come and needs to find whoever sent them to end it once and for all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • sucker for anything that's the butcher's boy

    • By Ms. Carson on 05-14-11

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Magicians

    • A Novel
    • By: Lev Grossman
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 17 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16,701
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,789
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14,806

    Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. A senior in high school, he's still secretly preoccupied with a series of fantasy novels he read as a child, set in a magical land called Fillory. Imagine his surprise when he finds himself unexpectedly admitted to a very secret, very exclusive college of magic in upstate New York, where he receives a thorough and rigorous education in the craft of modern sorcery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not an average book

    • By Kyle on 04-30-11

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Fire and Rain

    • The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY and the Lost Story of 1970
    • By: David Browne
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 380
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 332
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 330

    January 1970: the Beatles assemble one more time to put the finishing touches on Let It Be; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young are wrapping up Déjà Vu; Simon and Garfunkel are unveiling Bridge Over Troubled Water; James Taylor is an upstart singer-songwriter who's just completed Sweet Baby James. Over the course of the next twelve months, their lives---and the world around them---will change irrevocably.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating information, easy to listen

    • By NCKitkat on 07-28-11
    • The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY and the Lost Story of 1970
    • By: David Browne
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Release date: 07-19-11
    • 4 out of 5 stars 380 ratings

    Regular price: $28.34

    • The Motorcycle Diaries

    • By: Che Guevara
    • Narrated by: Bruno Gerardo
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 115

    In January 1952, two young men from Buenos Aires set out to explore South America on "La Poderosa", the Powerful One: a 500cc Norton. One of them was the 23-year-old Che Guevara. Written eight years before the Cuban Revolution, these are Che's diaries - full of disasters and discoveries, high drama, low comedy and laddish improvisations.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator speaks with fake accent

    • By Pablo A. Baragiola on 12-17-15

    Regular price: $18.24

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