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    • Where the Crawdads Sing

    • By: Delia Owens
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 86,340
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78,399
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78,107

    For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Felt like I was there...

    • By Linda Ottey on 08-19-18

    Regular price: $24.50

    • City of Girls

    • A Novel
    • By: Elizabeth Gilbert
    • Narrated by: Blair Brown
    • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,382
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,055
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,048

    Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), City of Girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love. In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A strong story

    • By Anita Kristensen on 06-08-19

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Summer of '69

    • By: Elin Hilderbrand
    • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,415
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,309
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,300

    Welcome to the most tumultuous summer of the 20th century. It's 1969, and for the Levin family, the times they are a-changing. Every year, the children have looked forward to spending the summer at their grandmother's historic home in downtown Nantucket. But like so much else in America, nothing is the same.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • great story

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-09-19

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Nickel Boys

    • A Novel
    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson, Colson Whitehead
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning number one New York Times best seller The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Remarkable story

    • By Beverley Cunningham on 07-18-19

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Before We Were Yours

    • A Novel
    • By: Lisa Wingate
    • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
    • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51,451
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 46,791
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46,628

    Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

    • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Mrs. Everything

    • A Novel
    • By: Jennifer Weiner
    • Narrated by: Ari Graynor, Beth Malone
    • Length: 16 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,075
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,000
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 993

    From Jennifer Weiner, the number-one New York Times best-selling author of Who Do You Love and In Her Shoes comes a smart, thoughtful, and timely exploration of two sisters’ lives from the 1950s to the present as they struggle to find their places - and be true to themselves - in a rapidly evolving world. Mrs. Everything is an ambitious, richly textured journey through history - and herstory - as these two sisters navigate a changing America over the course of their lives. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely beautiful

    • By JustAMommy on 06-13-19

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

    • A Novel
    • By: Heather Morris
    • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10,454
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9,565
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9,521

    In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (German for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. Imprisoned for more than two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism - but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A hopeful perspective on a harrowing time

    • By melyssa57 (A Page Before Bedtime dot com) on 10-10-18

    Regular price: $23.95

    • The Alice Network

    • A Novel
    • By: Kate Quinn
    • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28,645
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26,407
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26,290

    In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • We are standing on the shoulders of giants...

    • By Marie on 02-25-18

    Regular price: $34.22

    • One Good Deed

    • By: David Baldacci
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    It's 1949. When war veteran Aloysius Archer is released from Carderock Prison, he is sent to Poca City on parole with a short list of do's and a much longer list of don'ts: do report regularly to his parole officer, don't go to bars, certainly don't drink alcohol, do get a job - and don't ever associate with loose women. The small town quickly proves more complicated and dangerous than Archer's years serving in the war or his time in jail. 

    Regular price: $30.79

    • 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 25,553
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23,657
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23,572

    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

    • The Underground Railroad (Oprah's Book Club)

    • A Novel
    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,892
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,847
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,815

    The Newest Oprah Book Club 2016 Selection. Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood - where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned - Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stupendous book, hard to follow in audio

    • By JQR on 12-01-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Circe

    • By: Madeline Miller
    • Narrated by: Perdita Weeks
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22,294
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20,813
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20,704

    In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child - not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring, like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power - the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Refined writing with an intimate performance

    • By Michael - Audible Editor on 04-11-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Only Woman in the Room

    • By: Marie Benedict
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,193
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,040
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,030

    Her beauty almost certainly saved her from the rising Nazi party and led to marriage with an Austrian arms dealer. Underestimated in everything else, she overheard the Third Reich's plans while at her husband's side, understanding more than anyone would guess. She devised a plan to flee in disguise from their castle, and the whirlwind escape landed her in Hollywood. She became Hedy Lamarr, screen star.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Author missed her chance

    • By Kay on 02-17-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Nightingale

    • By: Kristin Hannah
    • Narrated by: Polly Stone
    • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 52,638
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 47,722
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 47,633

    Audie Award, Fiction, 2016. From the number-one New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah’s next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Heroic & Harrowing Work Of Fiction

    • By Sara on 08-21-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Norse Mythology

    • By: Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46,593
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 42,639
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42,447

    Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As good as it gets without the old texts

    • By William Taylor on 05-10-18

    Regular price: $23.95

    • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

    • A Novel
    • By: Mark Sullivan
    • Narrated by: Will Damron
    • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28,185
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25,512
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25,402

    Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Best Thing? It Really Happened!

    • By Chip Atkinson on 08-07-17

    Regular price: $23.99

    • Dragonfly in Amber

    • By: Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 38 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33,950
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28,404
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28,345

    New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon enchanted scores of fans with Outlander, her electrifying historical saga set in 18th-century Scotland. Now this sequel sweeps listeners back into the past as Claire relates more of her perilous sojourn there with her Scottish warrior husband, James Fraser. Twenty years after her strange journey back in time, Claire has returned to Scotland with her daughter, determined to share with her the secret she has harbored since her time travel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • FOR GUYS AS WELL

    • By Jeff on 05-14-12

    Regular price: $41.99

    • All the Light We Cannot See

    • A Novel
    • By: Anthony Doerr
    • Narrated by: Zach Appelman
    • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47,154
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42,196
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42,202

    Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is 12, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 4.72 stars......one of the best

    • By j phillips on 08-08-17

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Sold on a Monday

    • A Novel
    • By: Kristina McMorris
    • Narrated by: Brian Hutchison
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 715
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 637
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 641

    2 CHILDREN FOR SALE. In 1931, near Philadelphia, ambitious reporter Ellis Reed photographs the gut-wrenching sign posted beside a pair of siblings on a farmhouse porch. With the help of newspaper secretary Lily Palmer, Ellis writes an article to accompany the photo. Capturing the hardships of American families during the Great Depression, the feature story generates national attention and Ellis's career skyrockets. But the piece also leads to consequences more devastating than he and Lily ever imagined - and it will risk everything they value to unravel the mystery and set things right.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it

    • By Taintedrose76 on 10-14-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Huntress

    • A Novel
    • By: Kate Quinn
    • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
    • Length: 18 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,139
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,850
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,828

    Bold and fearless, Nina Markova always dreamed of flying. When the Nazis attack the Soviet Union, she risks everything to join the legendary Night Witches, an all-female night bomber regiment wreaking havoc on the invading Germans. When she is stranded behind enemy lines, Nina becomes the prey of a lethal Nazi murderess known as the Huntress, and only Nina's bravery and cunning will keep her alive. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • EVEN BETTER THAN ALICE NETWORK

    • By Nina on 03-02-19

    Regular price: $49.05

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