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    • The Most Wonderful Tales of the Year

    • Holiday Memories Written and Performed by Our Favorite Narrators
    • By: Audible Narrators
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Kate Reading, Michael Kramer, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6,041
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,373
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5,361

    Here at Audible, we know just how much of an impact a voice can have on a story - taking simple words and filling them with elation, wonderment, tragedy, or pure satisfaction. We rely on our narrators every day to bring our favorite stories and characters to life - to introduce us to new authors and genres, or even to a new (perhaps longer) commute. And though our narrators are the best story tellers in the business, it's usually someone else's that they're telling.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Is Some Kind of White Elephant Gift?

    • By Dave on 12-12-16

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Louis XIV

    • The Power and the Glory
    • By: Josephine Wilkinson
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    This stylish and incisive narrative presents listeners with a fresh perspective on one of the most fascinating kings in European history. Louis XIV's story has all the ingredients of a Dumas classic: legendary beginnings, beguiling women, court intrigue, a mysterious prisoner in an iron mask, lavish court entertainments, the scandal of a mistress who was immersed in the dark arts, and a central character who is handsome and romantic, but with a frighteningly dark side to his character.

    Regular price: $22.71

    • On Gold Mountain

    • The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family
    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 217
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 180

    Out of the stories heard in her childhood in Los Angeles's Chinatown and years of research, See has constructed this sweeping chronicle of her Chinese-American family, a work that takes in stories of racism and romance, entrepreneurial genius and domestic heartache, secret marriages and sibling rivalries, in a powerful history of two cultures meeting in a new world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story...awful narration

    • By Solbakken on 06-02-17
    • The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family
    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 03-01-11
    • 4 out of 5 stars 217 ratings

    Regular price: $35.00

    • A Bittersweet Season

    • Caring for Our Aging Parents - And Ourselves
    • By: Jane Gross
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    In telling the intimate story of caring for her aged and ailing mother, Jane Gross offers indispensable, and often surprising, advice for the rapidly increasing number of adult children responsible for aging parents. Gross deftly weaves the specifics of her personal experience with a comprehensive resource for effectively managing the lives of one's own parents while keeping sanity and strength intact.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional, thought-provoking, liberating!

    • By Anne on 08-10-11

    Regular price: $23.62

    • The Real Jane Austen

    • A Life in Small Things
    • By: Paula Byrne
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things offers a startlingly original look at the revered writer through a variety of key moments, scenes, and objects in her life and work. Going beyond previous traditional biographies which have traced Austen's daily life from Steventon to Bath to Chawton to Winchester, Paula Byrne's portrait - organized thematically and drawn from the most up-to-date scholarship and unexplored sources - explores the lives of Austen's extended family, friends, and acquaintances.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • For fans of Austen, Regency England

    • By Eee on 08-11-13

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Eleanor Roosevelt

    • Volume I, 1884-1933
    • By: Blanche Wiesen Cook
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 22 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    Eleanor Roosevelt was born into the privileges and prejudices of American aristocracy and into a family ravaged by alcoholism. She overcame debilitating roots: in her public life, fighting against racism and injustice and advancing the rights of women; and in her private life, forming lasting intimate friendships with some of the great men and women of her time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Beth Hunter on 11-14-17

    Regular price: $42.00

    • Buddha

    • By: Karen Armstrong
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 300
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150

    This rich, timely, and highly original portrait of the Buddha explores both the archetypal religious icon and Buddha the man. In lucid and compelling prose, Armstrong brings to life the Buddha's quest, from his renunciation of his privileged life to the discovery of a truth that he believed would utterly transform human beings and enable them to live at peace in the midst of life's suffering.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Buddha (Unabridged)

    • By Fred on 03-15-05

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Eleanor Roosevelt

    • Volume II, The Defining Years, 1933-1938
    • By: Blanche Wiesen Cook
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 28 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Historians, politicians, feminists, critics, and reviewers everywhere have praised Blanche Wiesen Cook's monumental Eleanor Roosevelt as the definitive portrait of this towering female figure of the 20th century. Now, in her long-awaited, majestic second volume, Cook takes listeners through the tumultuous era of the Great Depression, the New Deal, and the gathering storms of World War II - the years of the Roosevelts' greatest challenges and finest achievements.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stimulating, provocative, well-researched

    • By Ralph's mother on 01-16-17

    Regular price: $49.00

    • In the Name of Gucci

    • A Memoir
    • By: Patricia Gucci
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 30

    Patricia Gucci was born a secret: the love child whose birth could have spelled ruination for her father, Aldo Gucci. It was 1963, the halcyon days for the "must-have" brand of Hollywood and European royalty. Patricia's mother gave birth in secret in London before she was smuggled back to Vatican City and hidden from the fashion world, the media, and the rest of the Gucci family. Aldo couldn't afford a public scandal, but he could not resist his feelings for Patricia's mother, Bruna, the paramour he first met when she worked for him as a shop girl in Rome.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • To the River

    • A Journey Beneath the Surface
    • By: Olivia Laing
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Over 60 years after Virginia Woolf drowned in the River Ouse, Olivia Laing set out one midsummer morning to walk its banks, from source to sea. Along the way, she explores the roles that rivers play in human lives, tracing their intricate flow through literature, mythology, and folklore. Lyrical and stirring, To the River is a passionate investigation into how history resides in a landscape - and how ghosts never quite leave the places they love.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • If the Oceans Were Ink

    • An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran
    • By: Carla Power
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 65

    If the Oceans Were Ink is Carla Power's eye-opening story of how she and her longtime friend, Sheikh Mohammad Akram Nadwi, found a way to confront ugly stereotypes and persistent misperceptions that were cleaving their communities. Their friendship - between a secular American and a madrasa-trained sheikh - had always seemed unlikely, but now they were frustrated and bewildered by the battles being fought in their names.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • WAY TOO LONG-but good material

    • By teri_novabern on 07-30-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Edith Wharton

    • By: Hermione Lee
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    With profound empathy and insight, Hermione Lee brilliantly interweaves Wharton's life with the evolution of her writing, the full scope of which shows her to be far more daring than her stereotype as lapidarian chronicler of the Gilded Age. In its revelation of both the woman and the writer, Edith Wharton is a landmark biography.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged version favors life over works

    • By Chris on 07-20-09

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Locally Laid

    • How We Built a Plucky, Industry-Changing Egg Farm - from Scratch
    • By: Lucie B. Amundsen
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    When Lucie Amundsen had a rare night out with her husband, she never imagined what he'd tell her over dinner - that his dream was to quit his office job (with benefits!) and start a commercial-scale pasture-raised egg farm. His entire agricultural experience consisted of raising five backyard hens, none of whom had yet laid a single egg. To create this pastured poultry ranch, the couple scrambles to acquire nearly 2,000 chickens - all named Lola.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Big facts candy coated

    • By Eleanor B. Hildreth on 01-05-18
    • How We Built a Plucky, Industry-Changing Egg Farm - from Scratch
    • By: Lucie B. Amundsen
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 03-01-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 146 ratings

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Emma's War

    • A True Story
    • By: Deborah Scroggins
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    The adventurous young British relief worker Emma McCune came to Sudan determined to make a difference. She became a near legend in the bullet-scarred, famine-ridden country, but her eventual marriage to a rebel warlord made international headlines and spelled disastrous consequences for her ideals.

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Is There No Place on Earth for Me?

    • By: Susan Sheehan
    • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith, Kate Reading
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    This renowned journalist's classic Pulitzer Prize winning investigation of schizophrenia - now reissued with a new postscript - follows a flamboyant and fiercely intelligent young woman as she struggles in the throes of mental illness. "Sylvia Frumkin" was born in 1948 and began showing signs of schizophrenia in her teens. She spent the next seventeen years in and out of mental institutions. In 1978, reporter Susan Sheehan took an interest in her and, for more than two years, became immersed in her life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great book too long

    • By B Rose on 11-09-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • My Life in Middlemarch

    • By: Rebecca Mead
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 147

    A New Yorker writer revisits the seminal book of her youth - Middlemarch - and fashions a singular, involving story of how a passionate attachment to a great work of literature can shape our lives and help us to read our own histories. Rebecca Mead was a young woman in an English coastal town when she first read George Eliot's Middlemarch,regarded by many as the greatest English novel. After gaining admission to Oxford and moving to the United States to become a journalist, through several love affairs, then marriage, and family, Mead read and reread Middlemarch.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Reader's Pleasure!

    • By Doggy Bird on 02-17-14

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Careless People

    • Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of the Great Gatsby
    • By: Sarah Churchwell
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 98

    Since its publication in 1925, The Great Gatsby has become one of the world's best-loved books, delighting audiences across the world. Careless People tells the true story behind F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece, exploring in newly rich detail the relation of Fitzgerald's classic to the chaotic world he in which he lived. Fitzgerald set his novel in 1922, and Careless People carefully reconstructs the crucial months during which Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald returned to New York in the autumn of 1922.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating study of the Fitzgeralds and Jazz Age

    • By Sand on 06-11-14

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Who Knows Tomorrow

    • A Memoir of Finding Family among the Lost Children of Africa
    • By: Lisa Lovatt-Smith
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    By her thirties Lisa has her dream career and a glamorous life in Paris, but when her adopted daughter, Sabrina, is expelled from school, Lisa takes her to volunteer in a Ghanaian orphanage in the hope of getting her back on track. What she discovers there changes both their lives for good.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • American Bloomsbury

    • By: Susan Cheever
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    Here is a fascinating biography of those who were, in the mid-19th century, at the center of American thought and literature. It was an eclectic cast of characters. At various times in Concord, Massachusetts, three houses were home to Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry and John Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott, and Nathanial Hawthorne. Among their friends and neighbors were Henry James, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Edgar Allen Poe, and others - men and women are at the heart of American idealism.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • The twist ending is the pro-Confederate bias

    • By Alec on 12-29-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Double Double

    • A Dual Memoir of Alcoholism
    • By: Martha Grimes, Ken Grimes
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Holter Graham
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 8

    Double Double is a unique and honest dual memoir of alcoholism, a disease that affects nearly 45 million Americans each year. Now, award-winning mystery writer Martha Grimes and her son, Ken Grimes, offer two points of view on their struggles with alcoholism. In alternating chapters, they share their stories - stories of drinking, recovery, relapse, friendship, travel, work, success, and failure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By David Albers on 11-02-17

    Regular price: $22.63

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