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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 84,458
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76,690
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76,400

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

    • By Cyndi Marie on 10-04-18

    Regular price: $24.50

    • True Places

    • By: Sonja Yoerg
    • Narrated by: Lisa Flanagan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 805
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 690
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 692

    Suzanne Blakemore hurtles along the Blue Ridge Parkway, away from her overscheduled and completely normal life, and encounters the girl. As Suzanne rushes her to the hospital, she never imagines how the encounter will change her - a change she both fears and desperately needs. Suzanne has the perfect house, a successful husband, and a thriving family. But beneath the veneer of an ideal life, her daughter is rebelling, her son is withdrawing, her husband is oblivious to it all, and Suzanne is increasingly unsure of her place in the world. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Courage before status quo

    • By E. Tillema on 02-25-19

    Regular price: $24.99

    • The Matchmaker

    • A Novel
    • By: Elin Hilderbrand
    • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 983
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 883
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 883

    48-year-old Nantucketer Dabney Kimball Beech has always had a gift for matchmaking. Some call her ability mystical, while others - like her husband, celebrated economist John Boxmiller Beech, and her daughter, Agnes, who is clearly engaged to the wrong man - call it meddlesome, but there's no arguing with her results: With 42 happy couples to her credit and all of them still together, Dabney has never been wrong about romance.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Just OK

    • By ELLEN on 04-14-19

    Regular price: $30.79

    • 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 51,167
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 46,532
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46,369

    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

    • The Nickel Boys

    • A Novel
    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson, Colson Whitehead
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: $24.50

    • 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 2,030
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,892
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,882

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • incredible true story about heddy Lamar

    • By S. Loew on 01-26-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Overstory

    • By: Richard Powers
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 22 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,935
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,784
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,786

    The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fable that range from antebellum New York to the late 20th-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. An air force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits 100 years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light. A hearing- and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • eye opening

    • By Michael Stansberry on 05-23-18

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Far Field

    • A Novel
    • By: Madhuri Vijay
    • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 135

    In the wake of her mother's death, Shalini, a privileged and restless young woman from Bangalore, sets out for a remote Himalayan village in the troubled northern region of Kashmir. Certain that the loss of her mother is somehow connected to the decade-old disappearance of Bashir Ahmed, a charming Kashmiri salesman who frequented her childhood home, she is determined to confront him. But upon her arrival, Shalini is brought face to face with Kashmir's politics, as well as the tangled history of the local family that takes her in. And then life in the village turns volatile and old hatreds threaten to erupt into violence.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Expert Narration

    • By Joelle Trayers on 03-26-19

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Handmaid's Tale: Special Edition

    • By: Margaret Atwood, Valerie Martin - essay
    • Narrated by: Claire Danes, full cast, Margaret Atwood
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26,799
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24,654
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24,583

    After a violent coup in the United States overthrows the Constitution and ushers in a new government regime, the Republic of Gilead imposes subservient roles on all women. Offred, now a Handmaid tasked with the singular role of procreation in the childless household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife, can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost everything, even her own name.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT

    • By ambER on 04-20-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Colin Farrell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 200

    This quintessential coming-of-age novel describes the early life of Stephen Dedalus. It is set in Ireland during the 19th century, which was a time of emerging Irish nationalism and conservative Catholicism. Highly autobiographical in nature, the work is also notable for its being the first one in which Joyce uses innovative “stream of consciousness” writing style. A Portrait... follows Stephen Dedalus from his babyhood into early adulthood.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Thank Goodness for Mr Farrell

    • By Joanie on 02-25-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Daisy Jones & The Six

    • A Novel
    • By: Taylor Jenkins Reid
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Beals, Benjamin Bratt, Judy Greer, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,653
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7,140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,100

    Daisy is a girl coming of age in LA in the late '60s, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s 20, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things. Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Different Kind of Review

    • By D. Fields on 03-23-19

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Most Fun We Ever Had

    • A Novel
    • By: Claire Lombardo
    • Narrated by: Emily Rankin
    • Length: 20 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    When Marilyn Connolly and David Sorenson fall in love in the 1970s, they are blithely ignorant of all that's to come. By 2016, their four daughters are each in a state of unrest: Wendy soothes herself with booze and younger men; Violet, a litigator-turned-stay-at-home-mom, battles anxiety and doubt; Liza, a neurotic and newly tenured professor, finds herself pregnant with a baby she's not sure she wants; and Grace, the dawdling youngest daughter, begins living a lie. Above it all, the daughters share the lingering fear that they will never find a love quite like their parents'.  

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An enjoyable story of multiple generations

    • By Kelly on 07-03-19

    Regular price: $38.50

    • The Goldfinch

    • By: Donna Tartt
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 32 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28,183
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25,667
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25,687

    The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity. It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Boy, am I in the minority on this one.

    • By Bonny on 11-04-13

    Regular price: $34.21

    • On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

    • A Novel
    • By: Ocean Vuong
    • Narrated by: Ocean Vuong
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174

    Poet Ocean Vuong’s debut novel is a shattering portrait of a family, a first love, and the redemptive power of storytelling. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late 20s, the letter unearths a family’s history that began before he was born - a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam - and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I never write reviews

    • By David on 06-13-19

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Handmaid's Tale

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Claire Danes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33,200
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30,177
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30,171

    Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to read. She must pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A heartwrenching story read absolutely brilliantly

    • By Heather on 08-22-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 150
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 135

    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

    • Ask Again, Yes

    • A Novel
    • By: Mary Beth Keane
    • Narrated by: Molly Pope
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 407
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 376
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 373

    Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope are two NYPD rookies assigned to the same Bronx precinct in 1973. They aren’t close friends on the job, but end up living next door to each other outside the city. What goes on behind closed doors in both houses - the loneliness of Francis’ wife, Lena, and the instability of Brian’s wife, Anne, sets the stage for the stunning events to come. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An extraordinarily s

    • By Minneapolis listener on 06-21-19

    Regular price: $27.99

    • An American Marriage (Oprah’s Book Club)

    • A Novel
    • By: Tayari Jones
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden, Eisa Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,046
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,691
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,658

    Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to 12 years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Loved the Story, but...

    • By Lisa N. Haynes on 03-01-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Normal People

    • A Novel
    • By: Sally Rooney
    • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 848
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 779
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 778

     At school, Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other. He’s popular and well-adjusted, star of the school football team, while she is lonely, proud, and intensely private. But when Connell comes to pick his mother up from her job at Marianne’s house, a strange and indelible connection grows between the two teenagers - one they are determined to conceal. A year later, they’re both studying at Trinity College in Dublin. Marianne and Connell circle one another, straying toward other people and possibilities but always magnetically, irresistibly drawn back together. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful, compelling

    • By D. Bailey on 04-20-19

    Regular price: $24.50

    • 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 3,338
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,034
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,013

    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

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