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    • A Dangerous Collaboration

    • By: Deanna Raybourn
    • Narrated by: Angele Masters
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    Victorian adventuress Veronica Speedwell is whisked off to a remote island off the tip of Cornwall when her natural historian colleague Stoker's brother calls in a favor. On the pretext of wanting a companion to accompany him to Lord Malcolm Romilly's house party, Tiberius persuades Veronica to pose as his fiancée. But upon arriving, it becomes clear that the party is not as innocent as it had seemed. Every invited guest has a connection to Romilly's wife, Rosamund, who disappeared on her wedding day three years ago, and a dramatic dinner proves she is very much on her husband's mind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Yes, yes and yes!!!

    • By Gina on 03-14-19

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Black Leopard, Red Wolf

    • The Dark Star Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Marlon James
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 24 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 234
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 231

    Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: "He has a nose", people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard. As Tracker follows the boy's scent, he and the band are set upon by creatures intent on destroying them.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • no...I need a break

    • By j phillips on 02-26-19

    Regular price: $42.00

    • The Last Days of Night

    • A Novel
    • By: Graham Moore
    • Narrated by: Johnathan McClain
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,740
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,460
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,441

    New York, 1888. Gas lamps still flicker in the city streets, but the miracle of electric light is in its infancy. The person who controls the means to turn night into day will make history - and a vast fortune. A young untested lawyer named Paul Cravath, fresh out of Columbia Law School, takes a case that seems impossible to win. Paul's client, George Westinghouse, has been sued by Thomas Edison over a billion-dollar question: Who invented the lightbulb and holds the right to power the country?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Favorite book of 2016

    • By Taryn on 12-19-16

    Regular price: $31.50

    • A Royal Pain

    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,191
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,642
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,605

    The Queen of England has concocted a plan in which penniless aristocrat Lady Georgie is to entertain a Bavarian princess and conveniently place her in the playboy prince's path, in the hopes that he might finally marry.

    But queens never take money into account. Georgie has very little, which is why she moonlights as a maid-in-disguise.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Royal HOOT!

    • By AudioAddict on 03-08-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Family Corleone

    • By: Ed Falco
    • Narrated by: Bobby Cannavale
    • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295

    For Vito Corleone, nothing is more important than his family's future. While his youngest children, Michael, Fredo, and Connie, are in school, unaware of their father's true occupation, and his adopted son Tom Hagen is a college student, he worries most about Sonny, his eldest child. Vito pushes Sonny to be a businessman, but Sonny - 17 years old, impatient, and reckless - wants something else: To follow in his father's footsteps and become a part of the real family business.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding: An Instant Classic!

    • By steve on 09-10-12

    Regular price: $22.80

    • 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 377
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 341
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 343

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I anticipated...

    • By Lashawn on 10-13-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Munich

    • A Novel
    • By: Robert Harris
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 982
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 913
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 909

    Hugh Legat is a rising star of the British diplomatic service, serving at 10 Downing Street as a private secretary to the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain. Paul von Hartmann is on the staff of the German Foreign Office - and secretly a member of the anti-Hitler resistance. The two men were friends at Oxford in the 1920s, but have not been in contact since. Now, when Hugh flies with Chamberlain from London to Munich, and Hartmann travels on Hitler's train overnight from Berlin, their paths are set on a disastrous collision course.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping

    • By Jean on 01-29-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • A Column of Fire

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 30 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,096
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8,302
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,276

    In 1558 the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty, and love. Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious divide sweeping across the country, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen, all Europe turns against England.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Follett is a Master Storyteller

    • By Charles Atkinson on 10-11-17

    Regular price: $49.00

    • Shogun

    • The Epic Novel of Japan: The Asian Saga, Book 1
    • By: James Clavell
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 53 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,879
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,545
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,539

    A bold English adventurer; an invincible Japanese warlord; a beautiful woman torn between two ways of life, two ways of love - all brought together in an extraordinary saga of a time and a place aflame with conflict, passion, ambition, lust, and the struggle for power.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazingly well done!

    • By Ruby Dickson on 04-24-15

    Regular price: $52.47

    • Shadow Tyrants

    • The Oregon Files Series, Book 13
    • By: Clive Cussler, Boyd Morrison
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,567
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,451
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,440

    Nearly 2,000 years ago, an Eastern emperor charged a small group with safeguarding secrets powerful enough to change the history of mankind. They went down in legend as the Nine Unknown Men - and now two rival factions of their descendants are fighting a mighty battle. Both sides think they are saving the world, but their tactics could very well bring about the end of humankind. Soon, Juan Cabrillo and his team of expert operatives aboard the Oregon find themselves trapped between two adversaries, both of whom are willing to use shocking means to accomplish their goals. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Action packed

    • By Jean on 09-26-18

    Regular price: $31.50

    • American Spy

    • A Novel
    • By: Lauren Wilkinson
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    It’s 1986, the heart of the Cold War, and Marie Mitchell is an intelligence officer with the FBI. She’s brilliant, but she’s also a young black woman working in an old boys’ club. Her career has stalled out, she’s overlooked for every high-profile squad, and her days are filled with monotonous paperwork. So when she’s given the opportunity to join a shadowy task force aimed at undermining Thomas Sankara, the charismatic revolutionary president of Burkina Faso whose Communist ideology has made him a target for American intervention, she says yes.  

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Expected more...

    • By T. Hassan on 02-16-19

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The American Agent

    • A Maisie Dobbs Novel
    • By: Jacqueline Winspear
    • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    When Catherine Saxon, an American correspondent reporting on the war in Europe, is found murdered in her London digs, news of her death is concealed by British authorities. Serving as a linchpin between Scotland Yard and the Secret Service, Robert MacFarlane pays a visit to Maisie Dobbs, seeking her help. He is accompanied by an agent from the US Department of Justice - Mark Scott, the American who helped Maisie get out of Hitler’s Munich in 1938. MacFarlane asks Maisie to work with Scott to uncover the truth about Saxon’s death. 

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Golden Tresses of the Dead: A Flavia de Luce Novel

    • Flavia de Luce Series, Book 10
    • By: Alan Bradley
    • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 407
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 385
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 386

    Although it is autumn in the small English town of Bishop’s Lacey, the chapel is decked with exotic flowers. Yes, Flavia de Luce’s sister, Ophelia, is at last getting hitched, like a mule to a wagon. “A church is a wonderful place for a wedding”, muses Flavia, “surrounded as it is by the legions of the dead, whose listening bones bear silent witness to every promise made at the altar.” Flavia is not your normal 12-year-old girl, and she'll have her first case when there's an unwelcome discovery in Ophelia’s wedding cake: a human finger. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Flavia does it again!

    • By Rebecca, the Untangled Writer on 01-23-19

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Transcription

    • A Novel
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Fenella Woolgar
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,148
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,074
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,065

    In 1940, 18-year-old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past forever. Ten years later, now a radio producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A very satisfying two days!

    • By Wendy on 09-30-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Before I Met You

    • A Novel
    • By: Lisa Jewell
    • Narrated by: Helen Duff
    • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,047
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,042

    After her grandmother Arlette's death, Betty is finally ready to begin her life. She had forfeited university, parties, boyfriends, summer jobs in order to care for Arlette. Now she's ready for whatever life throws at her, and, since the will included a beneficiary unknown to her who lives in the city, she heads there to find the mysterious woman. In 1920s London, Arlette is starting her new life in a time of postwar change. Beautiful and charismatic, she's drawn into a hedonistic world, but then tragedy strikes, and she flees back to her childhood home....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not the author’s best...

    • By Phyllis on 12-23-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • A Curious Beginning

    • By: Deanna Raybourn
    • Narrated by: Angele Masters
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,724
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,347
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,337

    As the city prepares to celebrate Queen Victoria's golden jubilee, Veronica Speedwell is marking a milestone of her own. After burying her spinster aunt, the orphaned Veronica is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry - and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as she is fending off admirers, Veronica wields her butterfly net and a hatpin with equal aplomb, and with her last connection to England gone, she intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • For fans of Elizabeth Peters and Gail Carriger

    • By L. Williams on 06-29-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Study in Scarlet Women

    • The Lady Sherlock Series, Book 1
    • By: Sherry Thomas
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,087
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,775
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,772

    With her inquisitive mind, Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of the fairer sex in upper-class society. But even she never thought that she would become a social pariah, an outcast fending for herself on the mean streets of London. When the city is struck by a trio of unexpected deaths and suspicion falls on her sister and her father, Charlotte is desperate to find the true culprits and clear the family name.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • First-rate author and first-rate narrator

    • By Lady Wesley on 03-25-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Edge of Lost

    • By: Kristina McMorris
    • Narrated by: Charlie Thurston
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,800
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,618
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,622

    On a cold night in October 1937, searchlights cut through the darkness around Alcatraz. A prison guard's only daughter - one of the youngest civilians who lives on the island - has gone missing. Tending the warden's greenhouse, convicted bank robber Tommy Capello waits anxiously. Only he knows the truth about the little girl's whereabouts and that both of their lives depend on the search's outcome.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An incredible story.

    • By GB on 04-06-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • House of Shadows

    • By: Nicola Cornick
    • Narrated by: Heather Wilds, Fiona Hardingham, Beverley A Crick
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    The wooded hills of Oxfordshire conceal the remains of the aptly named Ashdown House - a wasted pile of cinders and regret. Once home to the daughter of a king, Ashdown and its secrets will unite three women across four centuries in a tangle of romance, deceit, and destiny....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fantastic

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-06-19

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Address

    • A Novel
    • By: Fiona Davis
    • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld, Brittany Pressley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,502
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,317
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,317

    From the author of The Dollhouse and The Masterpiece comes the compelling national best-selling novel about the thin lines between love and loss, success and ruin, passion and madness, all hidden behind the walls of the Dakota - New York City’s most famous residence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Should be a movie!

    • By Linda Slater on 10-19-17

    Regular price: $28.00

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