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    • 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 5,323
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,965
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,960

    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

    • Mycroft and Sherlock

    • By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Anna Waterhouse
    • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    It is 1872, and a series of gruesome murders is the talk of London. Mycroft Holmes - now 26 and a force to be reckoned with at the War Office - has no interest in the killings; however his brother Sherlock has developed a distasteful fascination for the macabre to the detriment of his studies, much to Mycroft's frustration. When a ship carrying cargo belonging to Mycroft's best friend Cyrus Douglas runs aground, Mycroft persuades Sherlock to serve as a tutor at the orphanage that Douglas runs as a charity, so that Douglas might travel to see what can be salvaged.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I was skeptical when I started reading...

    • By Bazu on 07-03-19

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Darkwater Bride

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: Marty Ross
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Donal Finn, Jamie Glover, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14,443
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13,294
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13,252

    Late Victorian London. When James Miller, the most respectable of Scottish businessmen, is pulled, dead, from the Thames, his daughter is drawn into an investigation which reveals a whole world of secrets and corruption. Alongside local detective Culley, Catriona’s search for her father’s killer leads all the way to the tragic truth behind the ghostly legend of The Darkwater Bride and the power of her deadly kiss. The Darkwater Bride combines the genres of the Victorian mystery thriller with the equally classic Victorian mode of the ghostly tale.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • spooky audio drama / sex & violence crime fiction

    • By Paul on 04-07-19

    Regular price: $7.95

    • 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 701
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 625
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 629

    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

    • 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 9,653
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8,808
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,781

    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 Chip Atkinson on 10-11-17

    Regular price: $49.00

    • The Titanic Secret

    • An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 11
    • By: Clive Cussler, Jack Du Brul
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    A century apart, NUMA Director Dirk Pitt and detective Isaac Bell team up to unlock the truth about the most famous maritime disaster of all time. In the present day, Pitt makes a daring rescue from inside an antiquated submersible in the waters off New York City. His reward afterwards is a document left behind a century earlier by legendary detective Isaac Bell - a document that re-opens a historical mystery.

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Summer Country

    • A Novel
    • By: Lauren Willig
    • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
    • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    Barbados, 1854: Emily Dawson has always been the poor cousin in a prosperous English merchant clan - merely a vicar’s daughter, and a reform-minded vicar’s daughter, at that. Everyone knows that the family’s lucrative shipping business will go to her cousin, Adam, one day. But when her grandfather dies, Emily receives an unexpected inheritance: Peverills, a sugar plantation in Barbados - a plantation her grandfather never told anyone he owned. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic spellbinding historical novel

    • By ralphgolf on 06-17-19

    Regular price: $34.22

    • When We Left Cuba

    • A Novel
    • By: Chanel Cleeton
    • Narrated by: Kyla Garcia
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 472
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 434
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 430

    The Cuban Revolution took everything from sugar heiress Beatriz Perez - her family, her people, her country. Recruited by the CIA to infiltrate Fidel Castro's inner circle and pulled into the dangerous world of espionage, Beatriz is consumed by her quest for revenge and her desire to reclaim the life she lost. As the Cold War swells like a hurricane over the shores of the Florida Strait, Beatriz is caught between the clash of Cuban-American politics and the perils of a forbidden affair with a powerful man driven by ambitions of his own. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • LOVED this book!!

    • By chatteycathi on 04-14-19

    Regular price: $24.47

    • 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 574
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 550
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 543

    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
    • The most difficult book I've read recently

    • By Carey Nelson on 05-03-19

    Regular price: $42.00

    • Murder at Archly Manor

    • High Society Lady Detective, Book 1
    • By: Sara Rosett
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,331
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,219
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,211

    London, 1923. Olive Belgrave needs a job. Despite her aristocratic upbringing, she’s penniless. Determined to support herself, she jumps at an unconventional job - looking into the background of her cousin’s fiancé, Alfred. Alfred burst into the upper crust world of London’s high society, but his answers to questions about his past are decidedly vague. Before Olive can gather more than the basics, a murder occurs at a posh party. Suddenly, every Bright Young Person in attendance is a suspect, and Olive must race to find the culprit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent mystery

    • By Elaine on 11-30-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Quiet Life in the Country

    • A Lady Hardcastle Mystery, Book 1
    • By: T E Kinsey
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6,184
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,494
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5,483

    Lady Emily Hardcastle is an eccentric widow with a secret past. Florence Armstrong, her maid and confidante, is an expert in martial arts. The year is 1908 and they've just moved from London to the country, hoping for a quiet life. But it is not long before Lady Hardcastle is forced out of her self-imposed retirement. There's a dead body in the woods, and the police are on the wrong scent. Lady Hardcastle makes some enquiries of her own, and it seems she knows a surprising amount about crime investigation...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A nice cozy read!

    • By BikeVON on 11-30-16

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Stranger Things: Darkness on the Edge of Town

    • An Official Stranger Things Novel
    • By: Adam Christopher
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    Chief Jim Hopper reveals long-awaited secrets to Eleven about his old life as a police detective in New York City, confronting his past before the events of the hit show Stranger Things.    

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Barely Strange

    • By Tobyizme on 06-11-19

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Name of the Rose

    • By: Umberto Eco, William Weaver - translator
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett, Nicholas Rowe, Neville Jason
    • Length: 21 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,414
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,303
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,307

    The year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. But his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths that take place in seven days and nights of apocalyptic terror. Brother William turns detective, and a uniquely deft one at that. His tools are the logic of Aristotle, the theology of Aquinas, the empirical insights of Roger Bacon-- all sharpened to a glistening edge by his wry humor and ferocious curiosity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The meaning of the mystery & mystery of meaning

    • By Ryan on 02-14-14

    Regular price: $34.01

    • The Darwin Affair

    • A Novel
    • By: Tim Mason
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    London, June 1860: When an assassination attempt is made on Queen Victoria, and a petty thief is gruesomely murdered moments later - and only a block away - Chief Detective Inspector Charles Field quickly surmises that these crimes are connected to an even more sinister plot. Was Victoria really the assassin's target? Are those closest to the Crown hiding something? Soon, Field's investigation exposes a shocking conspiracy in which the publication of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species sets off a string of murders, arson, kidnapping, and the pursuit of a diabolical madman.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Gruesome

    • By Anonymous User on 06-20-19

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Egyptian Antiquities Murder

    • High Society Lady Detective, Book 3
    • By: Sara Rosett
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189

    October, 1923. Lady detective Olive Belgrave has a new case. Lady Agnes doesn’t believe in curses - especially ancient curses - and she hires Olive to prove her uncle wasn’t the victim of a malevolent mummy. Olive investigates and discovers the truth is much worse - it’s murder. Can Olive debunk the curse and reveal the true culprit before the mummy curse claims another victim?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Delightful Cozy Mystery

    • By Beatrice on 05-07-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Alias Grace

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Margaret Atwood, Sarah Gadon
    • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,536
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,328
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,324

    It's 1843, and Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer and his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence, Grace claims to have no memory of the murders. An up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness is engaged by a group of reformers and spiritualists who seek a pardon for Grace. He listens to her story while bringing her closer and closer to the day she cannot remember.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mixed Feelings

    • By Diane on 12-12-17

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Burning Issue of the Day

    • A Lady Hardcastle Mystery, Book 5
    • By: T E Kinsey
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 791
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 722
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 715

    January 1910. A journalist has been killed in a suspicious blaze. Everything points to a group of suffragettes, but the apparent culprit insists she is innocent. When Lady Hardcastle receives a letter from a suffragette requesting her urgent help, the retired spy turned sleuth knows only she stands between an accused young woman and the gallows. Evidence at the scene makes Lizzie Worrel’s innocence difficult to believe, and with the police treating it as an open-and-shut case of arson, Lady Hardcastle faces a barrage of resistance as she tries to dig out the truth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love

    • By Levi on 05-02-19

    Regular price: $14.99

    • Murder at Blackburn Hall

    • High Society Lady Detective, Book 2
    • By: Sara Rosett
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 342
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 318
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 316

    September, 1923. Despite closing her first case, high society lady detective Olive Belgrave hasn’t found a new client. She’s taken a job as a hat model to pay for her poky boarding house room. But then a job offer comes her way: make discreet inquires about a famous author who’s disappeared. Olive travels to the English countryside to hunt for him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable murder mystery.

    • By Elaine on 03-08-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Shadow Tyrants

    • By: Clive Cussler, Boyd Morrison
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,856
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,705
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,696

    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

    • The Disappearance of Alistair Ainsworth

    • A Daughter of Sherlock Holmes Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Leonard Goldberg
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    Joanna and the Watsons receive an unexpected visitor to 221B Baker Street during a nocturnal storm. A rain-drenched Dr. Alexander Verner has just returned from an unsettling trip to see a patient who he believes is being held against his will. Joanna quickly realizes Verner's patient is a high-ranking Englishman who the Germans have taken captive to pry vital information about England’s military strategies for the Great War. The police are frantic to find him before the Germans can use him to decode all of England’s undeciphered messages.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • cannon compliments

    • By Sandra on 07-05-19

    Regular price: $27.99

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