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    • A Gentleman in Moscow

    • A Novel
    • By: Amor Towles
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
    • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25,418
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23,540
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23,456

    A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in an elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Reprieve Amidst Ugly News, Relentless Negativity

    • By Cathy Lindhorst on 08-27-17

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Dragonfly

    • By: Leila Meacham
    • Narrated by: Christine Lakin, Jefferson Mays, Karissa Vacker, and others
    • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    At the height of WWII, five idealistic young Americans receive a mysterious letter from the OSS, asking them if they are willing to fight for their country. The men and women from very different backgrounds - a Texan athlete with German roots, an upper-crust son of a French mother and a wealthy businessman, a dirt-poor Midwestern fly fisherman, an orphaned fashion designer, and a ravishingly beautiful female fencer - all answer the call of duty, but each for a secret reason of his or her own. They bond immediately, in a group code-named Dragonfly.   

    Regular price: $30.79

    • A Gentleman in Moscow

    • By: Amor Towles
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
    • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Soon to be a major TV series starring Kenneth Branagh. On 21 June 1922, Count Alexander Rostov - recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt - is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving doors of the Hotel Metropol. Deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the Count has been sentenced to house arrest indefinitely. But instead of his usual suite, he must now live in an attic room while Russia undergoes decades of tumultuous upheaval. Can a life without luxury be the richest of all?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • beautiful narration

    • By Arlene on 11-14-18

    Regular price: $25.08

    • The Fear Institute

    • The Johannes Cabal Novels, Book 3
    • By: Jonathan L. Howard
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 725
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 671
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 674

    Johannes Cabal and his rather inexact powers of necromancy are back once more. This time, his talents are purchased by the Fear Institute as they hunt for the phobic animus - the embodiment of fear. The three institute members, led by Cabal and his silver key, enter the Dreamlands and find themselves pursued by walking trees plagued with giant ticks, stone men that patrol the ruins of their castles, cats that feed on human flesh, and phobias that torment and devastate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • slow at first, but well worth it

    • By Ashley McCammon on 02-25-16

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Fall of the House of Cabal

    • The Johannes Cabal Novels, Book 5
    • By: Jonathan L. Howard
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
    • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 597
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 552
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 552

    Johannes Cabal, a necromancer of some little infamy, has come into possession of a vital clue that may lead him to his ultimate goal: a cure for death. The path is vague, however, and certainly treacherous as it takes him into strange territories that, quite literally, no one has ever seen before. The task is too dangerous to venture upon alone, so he must seek assistance - comrades for the coming travails.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One selfish plea

    • By Marianne on 05-07-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Three Moments of an Explosion

    • Stories
    • By: China Miéville
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith, Bruce Mann, Hillary Huber, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 74

    London awakes one morning to find itself besieged by a sky full of floating icebergs. Destroyed oil rigs, mysteriously reborn, clamber from the sea and onto the land, driven by an obscure but violent purpose. An anatomy student cuts open a cadaver to discover impossibly intricate designs carved into a corpse's bones - designs clearly present from birth, bearing mute testimony to...what? Of such concepts and unforgettable images are made the 28 stories in this collection - many published here for the first time.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Surrealist/weird fantasy mindscrews

    • By Ryan on 12-28-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • War and Turpentine

    • A Novel
    • By: Stefan Hertmans, David Mckay
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 147

    The life of Urbain Martien - artist, soldier, survivor of World War I - lies contained in two notebooks he left behind when he died in 1981. His grandson, a writer, retells his story, the notebooks giving him the impetus to imagine his way into the locked chambers of Urbain's memory. He vividly recounts a whole life: Urbain as the child of a lowly church painter, retouching his father's work; dodging death in a foundry; fighting in the war that altered the course of history, and much more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Elegiac, poetic, Belgian perspective on one Great

    • By James A. Dittes on 12-27-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Storm over Paris

    • By: William Ian Grubman
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    It’s 1942 in Nazi-occupied Paris. Mori Rothstein, an art dealer and expert in master paintings from Rococo to Realism, has been sought after for his expertise, by every major museum in the world. Also seeking his knowledge is Reichmarshall Hermann Goering. As his friends and fellow Jews disappear one by one, Mori struggles to protect his family by cooperating with the Germans to catalog stolen paintings for the Fuhrer’s museum.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Apartment

    • By: S L Grey
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith, Fiona Hardingham
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 108

    Mark and Steph have a relatively happy family with their young daughter in sunny Cape Town until one day when armed men in balaclavas break in to their home. Left traumatized but physically unharmed, Mark and Steph are unable to return to normal and live in constant fear. When a friend suggests a restorative vacation abroad via a popular house swapping website, it sounds like the perfect plan.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Creepy and Enjoyable

    • By Candice on 01-06-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Body

    • A Novel
    • By: Hanif Kureishi
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    How far are we willing to go to stay young? Hanif Kureishi - acclaimed author of The Buddha of Suburbia and Intimacy - explores the possibilities in this provocative story of an older man whose brain is surgically placed in a younger man's body by a network of underground doctors. Adam is offered the chance to trade in his sagging flesh for a much younger and more pleasing model. He tells his wife and son that he is going on an extended vacation.

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Little Big Love

    • By: Katy Regan
    • Narrated by: Isabella Blake-Thomas, Katharine McEwan, Nicholas Guy Smith
    • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Liam Jones was the love of Juliet’s life. He was her brother’s best friend, then her best friend, then the father of her little boy. In those shining weeks after Zac was born, she had never been happier, and neither had Liam. And then one night, Liam disappeared without a trace. Ten-year-old Zac Hutchinson collects facts: octopuses have three hearts, Usain Bolt is the fastest man on earth. But no one will tell him what happened to his father and where he went. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narration is good...

    • By moviegal on 06-26-18

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Melody

    • A Novel
    • By: Jim Crace
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    From Jim Crace, a tender new novel about music, celebrity, local intrigue, and lost love - all set by the Mediterranean Sea. Aside from his trusty piano, Alfred Busi lives alone in his villa overlooking the waves. Famed in his town for his music and songs, he is mourning the recent death of his wife and quietly living out his days, occasionally performing the classics in small venues - never in the stadiums he could fill when in his prime. On the night before receiving his town's highest honor, Busi is stunned by an attacking intruder.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Very disappointing

    • By William Schultz on 05-01-19

    Regular price: $24.50

    • OK, Mr. Field

    • A Novel
    • By: Katharine Kilalea
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

     Mr. Field wants a new life, a life cleansed of the old one’s disappointments. A concert pianist, his career is upended when the train he is travelling on crashes. On a whim, he buys a house that he hopes will make him happy. But as time passes, the house - which Le Corbusier designed as "a machine for living" - begins to have a disturbing effect on Mr. Field. When his wife inexplicably leaves him, Mr. Field can barely summon the will to search for her. Alone in the decaying house, he finds himself unglued from reality and possessed by a longing for a perverse kind of intimacy.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A lack of consequences

    • By Jonas Blomberg Ghini on 09-28-18

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Lady from Guatemala

    • By: V. S. Pritchett
    • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell, Tom McKay, Frazer Douglas, and others
    • Length: 25 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    The Lady from Guatemala is a collection of stories from one of the most distinguished short story writers in English. From first to last, V.S. Pritchett's writing displays a shrewd understanding of class and character and a quick ear for the inner, deeper rhythms of dialogue. His subject matter is always human nature, its peculiarity, its tenacity... His prose is clear, his observation complex and multi-layered.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An amazing collection

    • By Shawn Scarber on 10-29-15

    Regular price: $28.35