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    • Screwball

    • By: Simon Rich
    • Narrated by: Scott Aiello, Beck Bennett
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,691
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,429
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,417

    Before he was “Babe” or “The Sultan of Swat” or “The Great Bambino”, George Herman Ruth was just another teenage misfit at St. Mary’s School for Boys. But Ruth has something the other boys don’t, and when Baltimore Orioles manager Jack Dunn watches him throw a baseball over a building, Ruth gets the chance to punch his ticket out of the orphanage. All he has to do now is make the team.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story, not for kids

    • By Stormy Jones on 07-06-19

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Good Omens

    • By: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29,703
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26,134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26,151

    The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Satisfyingly Hilarious

    • By FernT on 09-27-11

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Heads Will Roll

    • By: Kate McKinnon, Emily Lynne
    • Narrated by: Kate McKinnon, Emily Lynne, Tim Gunn, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,907
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,461
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6,437

    Heads Will Roll is an Audible Original from Saturday Night Live star Kate McKinnon and her cocreator/costar (and real-life sister) Emily Lynne. Produced by Broadway Video, this is not an audiobook - it’s a 10-episode, star-studded audio comedy that features performances from Meryl Streep, Tim Gunn, Peter Dinklage, Queer Eye’s Fab Five, and so many more.  Please note: This content is not for kids. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More like this please

    • By Anonymous User on 05-03-19

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Cactus

    • By: Sarah Haywood
    • Narrated by: Katherine Manners
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,814
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,690
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,683

    For Susan Green, messy emotions don’t fit into the equation of her perfectly ordered life. She has a flat that is ideal for one, a job that suits her passion for logic, and an “interpersonal arrangement” that provides cultural and other more intimate benefits. But suddenly confronted with the loss of her mother and the news that she is about to become a mother herself, Susan’s greatest fear is realized. She is losing control.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Adorable story, AMAZING Narration.

    • By Monica Flock on 06-29-18

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Alexander X

    • Battle for Forever, Book 1
    • By: Edward Savio
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,067
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,065

    Alexander Grant is a little too good at a few too many things. Two dozen martial arts. Twice that many languages. Chess, the piano, sports, forging excused absences, you name it. He graduated high school top of his class...seventeen times. Of course, no one knows any of this...when a mysterious cabal attempts to kidnap him and kill his friends, Alexander must use all his skills and centuries of training to outwit the most dangerous man alive, the mastermind of a plot that would change the world forever.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Totally enjoying Wheaton's performance

    • By Schmeegle The Book Nerd on 06-05-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • More Bedtime Stories for Cynics

    • By: Kirsten Kearse, Gretchen Enders, Aparna Nancherla, and others
    • Narrated by: Nick Offerman, Patrick Stewart, Alia Shawkat, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11,579
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,619
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10,603

    Make sure the kids aren’t around! Just because you’re a grown-up doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the art of the children’s bedtime story. Nick Offerman presents this collection of 12 short stories written in the style of a classic kids' tale, but with a decidedly dark and adult approach. What really happened after Snow White died, from the perspective of the one medically trained dwarf? A naive wizard professor reports back from the trenches of an underprivileged school of magic. And much more!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Probably not for everyone

    • By Katie on 05-03-19

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Fleishman Is in Trouble

    • A Novel
    • By: Taffy Brodesser-Akner
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 147

    Toby Fleishman thought he knew what to expect when he and his wife of almost 15 years separated: weekends and every other holiday with the kids, some residual bitterness, the occasional moment of tension in their co-parenting negotiations. He could not have predicted that one day, in the middle of his summer of sexual emancipation, Rachel would just drop their two children off at his place and simply not return. He had been working so hard to find equilibrium in his single life. The winds of his optimism, long dormant, had finally begun to pick up. Now this.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • How Disappointing

    • By Madeleine on 06-24-19

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

    • By: Abbi Waxman
    • Narrated by: Emily Rankin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    The only child of a single mother, Nina has her life just as she wants it: a job in a bookstore, a kick-butt trivia team, a world-class planner and a cat named Phil. If she sometimes suspects there might be more to life than reading, she just shrugs and picks up a new book. When the father Nina never knew existed suddenly dies, leaving behind innumerable sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephews, Nina is horrified. They all live close by! They're all - or mostly all - excited to meet her! She'll have to Speak. To. Strangers. It's a disaster! 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good feeling read

    • By J. Kit on 07-15-19

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Bedtime Stories for Cynics

    • By: Dave Hill, Jessica Conrad, Sean Keane, and others
    • Narrated by: Nick Offerman, Phoebe Robinson, David Spade, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 330
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 297
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 297

    Are the kids asleep? Yes? Good. This one isn’t for them. Now, if your weary, grown-up mind has been searching for a snarkier alternative to your favorite childhood tales, this Audible Original, hosted by Nick Offerman (Parks & Recreation), will scratch that itch - and then some. Enjoy a hilarious collection of short stories, featuring performances from the likes of Tommy Chong (Cheech & Chong), Tony Hale (Veep), Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs), and David Spade (Saturday Night Live).

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Amusing, but not outright hilarious

    • By Ambariffic on 05-21-19

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Land: Founding: A LitRPG Saga

    • Chaos Seeds, Book 1
    • By: Aleron Kong
    • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21,396
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20,185
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20,146

    Tricked into a world of banished gods, demons, goblins, sprites and magic, Richter must learn to meet the perils of The Land and begin to forge his own kingdom. Actions have consequences across The Land, with powerful creatures and factions now hell-bent on Richter's destruction. Can Richter forge allegiances to survive this harsh and unforgiving world or will he fall to the dark denizens of this ancient and unforgiving realm? A tale to shake "The Land" itself, measuring 10/10 on the Richter scale, how will Richter's choices shape the future of The Land and all who reside in it?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Whoa!! The Begining of something Amazing!!!!

    • By Tmplrknght on 05-14-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Gifted School

    • A Novel
    • By: Bruce Holsinger
    • Narrated by: January LaVoy
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    This deliciously sharp novel captures the relentless ambitions and fears that animate parents and their children in modern America, exploring the conflicts between achievement and potential, talent and privilege. Set in the fictional town of Crystal, Colorado, The Gifted School is a keenly entertaining novel that observes the drama within a community of friends and parents as good intentions and high ambitions collide in a pile-up with long-held secrets and lies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant story AND Narration

    • By AudreyLM on 07-05-19

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Where'd You Go, Bernadette

    • A Novel
    • By: Maria Semple
    • Narrated by: Kathleen Wilhoite
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11,788
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,707
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10,695

    Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.

    Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle - and people in general - has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Misleading cover contains excellent novel

    • By jennifer on 01-28-16

    Regular price: $17.09

    • China Rich Girlfriend

    • A Novel
    • By: Kevin Kwan
    • Narrated by: Lydia Look
    • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,917
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,218
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,194

    Kevin Kwan, best-selling author of Crazy Rich Asians, is back with a wickedly funny new novel of social climbing, secret emails, art-world scandal, lovesick billionaires, and the outrageous story of what happens when Rachel Chu, engaged to marry Asia's most eligible bachelor, discovers her birth father.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun Story. Discontinuity of narrators.

    • By Rachel on 08-17-15

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Second-Worst Restaurant in France

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Timothy Ackroyd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Renowned cookbook writer Paul Stuart, renewed and refreshed from his time in Tuscany, has returned to Scotland to work on his new book. Writing, though, is complicated by Paul's changed domestic circumstances. His editor and new girlfriend, Gloria, has moved in with him despite not being specifically invited, and she's brought her two rather demanding Siamese cats. When Paul's cousin, Chloe, suggests Paul visit her in the French countryside, Paul jumps at the chance. However, once he arrives, he finds his fortunes tangled up with the infamous local restaurant.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Slaughterhouse-Five

    • By: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: James Franco
    • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,290
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10,271

    Traumatized by the bombing of Dresden at the time he had been imprisoned, Pilgrim drifts through all events and history, sometimes deeply implicated, sometimes a witness. He is surrounded by Vonnegut's usual large cast of continuing characters (notably here the hack science fiction writer Kilgore Trout and the alien Tralfamadorians, who oversee his life and remind him constantly that there is no causation, no order, no motive to existence).

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Horrible narration.

    • By Walter W. Quinn on 07-05-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Matchmaking for Beginners

    • A Novel
    • By: Maddie Dawson
    • Narrated by: Amy McFadden, Joyce Bean
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,852
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,664
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,659

    Marnie MacGraw wants an ordinary life - a husband, kids, and a minivan in the suburbs. Now that she’s marrying the man of her dreams, she’s sure this is the life she’ll get. Then Marnie meets Blix Holliday, her fiancé’s irascible matchmaking great-aunt who’s dying, and everything changes - just as Blix told her it would. When her marriage ends after two miserable weeks, Marnie is understandably shocked. She’s even more astonished to find that she’s inherited Blix’s Brooklyn brownstone along with all of Blix’s unfinished “projects”: the heartbroken, oddball friends and neighbors running from happiness.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I Wanted to Like It More

    • By Marshallchick on 06-24-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Beartown

    • By: Fredrik Backman
    • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,781
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,016
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,990

    People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semifinals, and they actually have a shot at winning.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Barrel To The Head, A Slug To The Gut--

    • By Gillian on 04-28-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Rosie Result

    • By: Graeme Simsion
    • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 377
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 353
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 350

     

    Don and Rosie are back in Melbourne after a decade in New York, and they're about to face their most important project. Their son, Hudson, is having trouble at school: His teachers say he isn't fitting in with the other kids. Meanwhile, Rosie is battling Judas at work, and Don is in hot water after the Genetics Lecture Outrage. The life-contentment graph, recently at its highest point, is curving downwards. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it so much!!

    • By julie morgan on 06-01-19

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Heart of Barkness

    • Chet and Bernie Mysteries, Book 9
    • By: Spencer Quinn
    • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    Spencer Quinn's Heart of Barkness is the latest in the New York Times best-selling series that the Los Angeles Times called "nothing short of masterful". 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow, I needed that

    • By 6catz on 07-03-19

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Complicated Life of an Immortal

    • Immortal Supers, Book 2
    • By: Kurtis Eckstein
    • Narrated by: Christopher Boucher, Jessica Threet
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Sam Archer’s life is about to become a lot more complicated. His girlfriend, Freya Rosetti, has just discovered she has a daughter, which shouldn’t even be possible given that she’s never been pregnant. And his fiancé, Lily Dodson, is being haunted by an act she committed in self-defense. Not to mention the appearance of an arrogant superhero with a god-complex who just won’t take ‘no’ for an answer, and who is determined to make their lives miserable in any way he can.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • more

    • By Chaz R. on 07-17-19

    Regular price: $19.95

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