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    • Next Year in Havana

    • By: Chanel Cleeton
    • Narrated by: Kyla Garcia, Frankie Maria Corzo
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,913
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,416
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,403

    Havana, 1958. The daughter of a sugar baron, 19-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba's high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country's growing political unrest - until she embarks on a clandestine affair with a passionate revolutionary...Miami, 2017. Freelance writer Marisol Ferrera grew up hearing romantic stories of Cuba from her late grandmother Elisa, who was forced to flee during the revolution. Arriving in Havana, Marisol comes face-to-face with the contrast of Cuba's tropical, timeless beauty and its perilous political climate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing story line but the performance...

    • By Grace F on 07-10-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • There There

    • A Novel
    • By: Tommy Orange
    • Narrated by: Darrell Dennis, Shaun Taylor-Corbett, Alma Ceurvo, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,825
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,806

    Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame. Dene Oxendene is pulling his life back together after his uncle's death and has come to work at the powwow to honor his uncle's memory. Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield has come to watch her nephew Orvil, who has taught himself traditional Indian dance through YouTube videos and will perform in public for the very first time. There will be glorious communion and a spectacle of sacred tradition and pageantry. And there will be sacrifice, and heroism, and loss.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A gorgeous, white-hot debut

    • By Kat - Audible on 06-12-18

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Orphan's Tale

    • A Novel
    • By: Pam Jenoff
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Wydra, Kyla Garcia
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,040
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,721
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,701

    Sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after becoming pregnant by a Nazi soldier and being forced to give up her baby. She lives above a small rail station, which she cleans in order to earn her keep. When Noa discovers a boxcar containing dozens of Jewish infants bound for a concentration camp, she is reminded of the child that was taken from her. And in a moment that will change the course of her life, she snatches one of the babies and flees into the snowy night.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Sappy and tedious

    • By Churchill on 03-23-17

    Regular price: $31.93

    • A Manual for Cleaning Women

    • Selected Stories
    • By: Lucia Berlin
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera, Dawn Harvey, Carol Monda, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 290
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 252

    A Manual for Cleaning Women compiles the best work of the legendary short-story writer Lucia Berlin. With the grit of Raymond Carver, the humor of Grace Paley, and a blend of wit and melancholy all her own, Berlin crafts miracles from the everyday, uncovering moments of grace in the laundromats and halfway houses of the American Southwest, in the homes of the Bay Area upper class, among switchboard operators and struggling mothers, hitchhikers, and bad Christians.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Exquisite writing, lopsided performances

    • By Sazafrass on 03-02-16

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Meddling Kids

    • A Novel
    • By: Edgar Cantero
    • Narrated by: Kyla Garcia
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 944
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 892
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 890

    Summer 1977. The Blyton Summer Detective Club (of Blyton Hills, a small mining town in Oregon's Zoinx River Valley) solved their final mystery and unmasked the elusive Sleepy Lake monster - another low-life fortune hunter trying to get his dirty hands on the legendary riches hidden in Deboën Mansion. And he would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for those meddling kids.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • should have been a YA novel

    • By Bearded Barista on 08-20-17

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Lily of the Nile

    • The Cleopatra's Daughter Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Stephanie Dray
    • Narrated by: Kyla Garcia
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    With both of her parents dead, Princess Selene and her two surviving brothers are left at the mercy of their captors, taken from Egypt and put on display as war trophies in Rome. Trapped in an empire that reviles her heritage and suspects her faith, Selene struggles for survival in a court of intrigue. She can't hide the hieroglyphics that carve themselves into her hands nor can she stop the emperor from using her powers for his own ends.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating

    • By ASHLEY M TERRY on 08-11-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Christodora

    • A Novel
    • By: Tim Murphy
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Christa Lewis, Suzanne Elise Freeman, and others
    • Length: 17 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,216
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,142

    In this vivid and compelling novel, Tim Murphy follows a diverse set of characters whose fates intertwine in an iconic building in Manhattan's East Village, the Christodora. The Christodora is home to Milly and Jared, a privileged young couple with artistic ambitions. Their neighbor, Hector, a Puerto Rican gay man who was once a celebrated AIDS activist but is now a lonely addict, becomes connected to Milly and Jared's lives in ways none of them can anticipate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ambitious and Important

    • By Laura on 11-21-16

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Song of the Nile: A Novel of Cleopatra's Daughter

    • The Cleopatra's Daughter Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Stephanie Dray
    • Narrated by: Kyla Garcia
    • Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Having survived her perilous childhood as a royal captive of Rome, Selene has pledged her loyalty to Emperor Augustus, swearing to become his very own Cleopatra. But even though she is forced to marry a man of the emperor's choosing, Selene will not allow her new husband to rule in her name. As she rules the kingdom of Mauretania and contends with imperial politics and religious persecution, Selene beguiles her way to the precipice of power with the ultimate goal of taking back her birthright.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • really enjoyed it!

    • By Kindle Customer on 06-16-19

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Optic Nerve

    • By: Maria Gainza, Thomas Bunstead - translator
    • Narrated by: Kyla García
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    El Greco visits the Sistine Chapel and is appalled by Michelangelo's bodies. The mystery of Rothko's refusal to finish murals for the Seagram Building in New York is blended with the story of a hospital in which a prostitute walks the halls while the narrator's husband receives chemotherapy. Alfred de Dreux visits Gericault's workshop; Gustave Courbet's devilish seascapes incite viewers "to have sex, or to eat an apple"; Picasso organizes a cruel banquet in Rousseau's honor.... All of these fascinating episodes in art history interact with the narrator's life in Buenos Aires.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Daughters of the Nile

    • A Novel of Cleopatra's Daughter Series, Book 3
    • By: Stephanie Dray
    • Narrated by: Kyla Garcia
    • Length: 21 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 22

    New York Times best-selling author Stephanie Dray's historical fiction series comes to a stunning conclusion as the daughter of Cleopatra risks everything to revive her dynasty. After years of abuse as the emperor's captive in Rome, Cleopatra Selene is now a powerful queen, ruling over the exotic kingdom of Mauretania with her husband, King Juba II, by her side. But when a jealous Augustus Caesar demands that her children be given over to him to be fostered in Rome, Selene is drawn back into the web of imperial plots and intrigues that she vowed to leave behind....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sad that’s it’s over

    • By Coco on 06-13-19

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Mare

    • By: Mary Gaitskill
    • Narrated by: Kyla Garcia, Christa Lewis, Sean Pratt, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 426
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 386
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 389

    Velveteen Vargas is an 11-year-old from Brooklyn who is granted a summer vacation in the country, courtesy of the nonprofit Fresh Air Fund. Her host family is a couple in upstate New York: Ginger, a failed artist on the fringe of Alcoholics Anonymous; and Paul, an academic who wonders what it will mean to "make a difference" in such a contrived situation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Horse people should enjoy this.

    • By robert on 03-16-16

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Evening in Paradise

    • By: Lucia Berlin
    • Narrated by: Kyla Garcia
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    A collection of previously uncompiled stories from the short-story master and literary sensation Lucia Berlin. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing under-rated Author

    • By Anonymous User on 03-28-19

    Regular price: $13.97

    • The Spirit of Science Fiction

    • A Novel
    • By: Roberto Bolaño, Natasha Wimmer - translator
    • Narrated by: Omar Leyva, Anthony Rey Perez, Kyla Garcia
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Two young poets, Jan and Remo, find themselves adrift in Mexico City. Obsessed with poetry and above all with science fiction, they are eager to forge a life in the literary world - or sacrifice themselves to it. Roberto Bolaño's The Spirit of Science Fiction is a story of youth hungry for revolution, notoriety, and sexual adventure as they work to construct a reality out of the fragments of their dreams. 

    Regular price: $21.00

    • There There

    • By: Tommy Orange
    • Narrated by: Darrell Dennis, Shaun Taylor-Corbett, Alma Cuervo, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of There There by Tommy Orange. Jacquie Red Feather and her sister, Opal, grew up together, relying on each other during their unsettled childhood. As adults they were driven apart, but Jacquie is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind. That’s why she is there. Dene is there because he has been collecting stories to honour his uncle's death. Edwin is looking for his true father. Opal came to watch her boy, Orvil, dance. All of them are connected by bonds they may not yet understand. 

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Lord of California

    • By: Andrew Valencia
    • Narrated by: Kyla Garcia, Andrew Eiden, MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    When the family patriarch, Elliot, dies, it's revealed that he had been keeping five separate families, and in the aftermath of their discovery, his widows and children must come together to keep from losing all they have. But their livelihood is threatened when Elliot's estranged son tries to blackmail them, unleashing a series of violent confrontations between different factions of the family. A sparse family drama reminiscent of Cormac McCarthy, combined with the intimate first-person narratives of Kazuo Ishiguro, Lord of California is a powerful debut novel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • <br />Wonderful

    • By BenForrester on 01-13-19

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Evening in Paradise

    • By: Lucia Berlin
    • Narrated by: Kyla Garcia
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Ranging from Texas, to Chile, to New Mexico and New York, in this new collection Berlin writes about the good, the bad and everything in between: struggling young mothers, husbands who pack their bags and leave in the middle of the night, wives looking back at their first marriage from the distance of their second.... Evening in Paradise is a careful selection from Lucia Berlin's remaining stories - a jewel box follow-up for her hungry fans. 

    Regular price: $21.81

    • It Occurs to Me That I Am America

    • New Stories and Art
    • By: Richard Russo, Joyce Carol Oates, Neil Gaiman, and others
    • Narrated by: Christian Barillas, Francois Chau, Kyla Garcia, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    In time for the one-year anniversary of the Trump inauguration and the Women's March, this provocative, unprecedented anthology features original short stories from 30 best-selling and award-winning authors - including Alice Walker, Richard Russo, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Hoffman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Cunningham, Mary Higgins Clark, and Lee Child - with an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen.

    Regular price: $22.67

    • All That Followed

    • A Novel
    • By: Gabriel Urza
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera, Kyla Garcia, Armando Durán
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    It's 2004 in Muriga, a quiet town in Spain's northern Basque Country, a place with more secrets than inhabitants. Five years have passed since the kidnapping and murder of a young local politician - a family man and father - and the town's rhythms have almost returned to normal. But in the aftermath of the Atocha train bombings in Madrid, an act of terrorism that rocked the nation and the world, the townspeople want a reckoning of Muriga's own troubled past.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful read

    • By Kindle Customer on 03-09-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Living Infinite

    • A Novel
    • By: Chantel Acevedo
    • Narrated by: Roxanne Hernandez, Kyla Garcia, Eddie Lopez
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The Living Infinite is based on the true story of the Spanish princess Eulalia, an outspoken firebrand at the Bourbon court during the troubled and decadent final years of her family's reign. After her cloistered childhood at the Spanish court, her youth spent in exile, and a loveless marriage, Eulalia gladly departs Europe for the New World. In the company of a small-town bookseller with a thirst for adventure, she travels by ship, first to a Cuba bubbling with revolutionary fervor then on to the 1893 Chicago World Fair.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Border Child

    • A Novel
    • By: Michel Stone
    • Narrated by: Kyla Garcia, Armando Durán
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Young lovers Héctor and Lilia dreamed of a brighter future for their family in the United States. Héctor left Mexico first to secure work and housing. But when Lilia crossed the border with their infant daughter, Alejandra, mother and child were separated, and Alejandra disappeared. Now, four years later, back in their sleepy hometown of Oaxaca, the couple enjoys a semblance of normal life, with a toddler son and another baby on the way.

    Regular price: $24.47

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