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  • 48 Laws of Power | Robert Greene

    48 Laws of Power

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Robert Greene
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
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    Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills 3,000 years of the history of power into 48 well-explicated laws. This bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other infamous strategists. The 48 Laws of Power will fascinate any listener interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control.

    Gaggleframpf says: "You don't have to be a psychopath to like this."
  • Angels and Demons | Dan Brown

    Angels and Demons

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
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    World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. What he discovers is unimaginable: a deadly vendetta against the Catholic Church by a centuries-old underground organization, the Illuminati. Desperate to save the Vatican from a powerful time bomb, Langdon joins forces in Rome with the beautiful and mysterious scientist Vittoria Vetra.

    Geoffrey says: "A must for fans of The Da Vinci Code"
  • East of Eden | John Steinbeck

    East of Eden

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By John Steinbeck
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
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    This sprawling and often brutal novel, set in the rich farmlands of California's Salinas Valley, follows the intertwined destinies of two families - the Trasks and the Hamiltons - whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel.

    J.B. says: "This Drama Prepares You for Life"
  • Deception Point: A Novel | Dan Brown

    Deception Point: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
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    When a NASA satellite discovers an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory, a victory with profound implications for NASA policy and the impending presidential election. To verify the authenticity of the find, the White House calls upon the skills of intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton. Accompanied by a team of experts, including the charismatic scholar Michael Tolland, Rachel travels to the Arctic and uncovers the unthinkable.

    Mark B says: "Some people are too picky -- This is a must"
  • Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West | Cormac McCarthy

    Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
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    Author of the National Book Award-winning All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy is one of the most provocative American stylists to emerge in the last century. The striking novel Blood Meridian offers an unflinching narrative of the brutality that accompanied the push west on the 1850s Texas frontier.

    Ryan says: "A beautiful nightmare"
  • Ungifted | Gordon Korman

    Ungifted

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Gordon Korman
    • Narrated By Jonathan Todd Ross, Richard Poe, Erin Moon, and others
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    Teens and pre-teens flock to any new offering from New York Times best-selling author Gordon Korman. Told through multiple viewpoints, Ungifted follows Donovan Curtis through his year at a magnet school for gifted and talented kids. Thanks to an administrative foul-up, the decidedly mediocre student Donovan finds himself enrolled in the Academy of Scholastic Distinction. Out of place and out of luck, Donovan joins the robotics team. And while he learns a few lessons from his gifted classmates, he also teaches a few of his own.

    Liz says: "Very funny"
  • My Sister's Keeper: A Novel | Jodi Picoult

    My Sister's Keeper: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Richard Poe, Julia Gibson, Barbara McCulloh, and others
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    Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age 13 she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate - a life and a role that she has never challenged...until now. Like most teenagers, Anna is beginning to question who she truly is.

    Steve says: "Incredible!!"
  • All the President's Men | Bob Woodward,Carl Bernstein

    All the President's Men

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
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    Beginning with the story of a simple burglary at Democratic headquarters and then continuing with headline after headline, Bernstein and Woodward kept the tale of conspiracy and the trail of dirty tricks coming - delivering the stunning revelations and pieces in the Watergate puzzle that brought about Nixon's scandalous downfall. Their explosive reports won a Pulitzer Prize for The Washington Post and toppled the president. This is the book that changed America.

    Gretchen SLP says: "GOP 'Dirty Tricks': A Riveting History"
  • Crossing to Safety | Wallace Stegner

    Crossing to Safety

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Wallace Stegner
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
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    One of the finest American authors of the 20th century, Wallace Stegner compiled an impressive collection of accolades during his lifetime, including a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, a National Book Award, and three O. Henry Awards. His final novel, Crossing to Safety is the quiet yet stirring tale of two couples that meet during the Great Depression and form a lifelong bond.

    Rebecca says: "Amazing Stegner and his beautiful last book"
  • Suttree | Cormac McCarthy

    Suttree

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
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    No discussion of great modern authors is complete without mention of Cormac McCarthy, whose rare and blazing talent makes his every work a true literary event. A grand addition to the American literary canon, Suttree introduces readers to Cornelius Suttree, a man who abandons his affluent family to live among a dissolute array of vagabonds along the Tennessee river.

    Riley A. Vann says: "Challenging Read/Listen, Narrator Outstanding"
  • Underworld | Don DeLillo

    Underworld

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Don DeLillo
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
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    Nick Shay and Klara Sax knew each other once, intimately, and they meet again in the American desert. He is trying to outdistance the crucial events of his early life, haunted by the hard logic of loss and by the echo of a gunshot in a basement room. She is an artist who has made a blood struggle for independence.

    Ruth Ann Orlansky says: "CYBEX burned into my eyes"
  • The Crossing: The Border Trilogy, Book Two | Cormac McCarthy

    The Crossing: The Border Trilogy, Book Two

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
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    In the late 1930s, 16-year-old Billy Parham captures a she-wolf that has been marauding his family's ranch. But instead of killing it, he decides to take it back to the mountains of Mexico. With that crossing he begins an arduous and often dreamlike journey into a country where men meet ghosts and violence strikes as suddenly as heat lightning - a world where there is no order "save that which death has put there".

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "NOW WE MAY SPEAK OF MADNESS"
  • Let the Great World Spin | Colum McCann

    Let the Great World Spin

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Colum McCann
    • Narrated By Richard Poe, Gerard Doyle, Carol Monda, and others
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    In the dawning light of a late-summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. It is August 1974, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the towers, suspended a quarter-mile above the ground. In the streets below, a slew of ordinary lives become extraordinary in best-selling novelist Colum McCann's stunningly intricate portrait of a city and its people.

    Jessica Brown says: "Not What I Expected - At All!"
  • Lullaby | Chuck Palahniuk

    Lullaby

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
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    New York Times best-selling author of Fight Club, which was adapted into a major motion picture, Chuck Palahniuk offers a haunting tale. Winner of the Northwest Booksellers Association Award, Palahniuk is one of the rare literary geniuses who has been able to bridge the gap between a cult following and commercial success.

    RockyToTheMoon says: "Palahniuk's New Hit"
  • Beyond the Sea | David L. Golemon

    Beyond the Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By David L. Golemon
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
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    The Soviet battle cruiser Simbirsk, which launched in June 1940 and was reported sunk in 1944 with the loss of all hands, is still sailing the open sea. January of 2017: American Los Angeles class submarine USS Houston is tracking a surface target that is not listed as part of the Russian navy's response to the NATO maneuvers. What they find will set in motion the answers to one of the great mysteries of World War II.

    Alfred L. says: "Great story. Can't wait to hear what happens next."
  • Event | David L. Golemon

    Event

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By David L. Golemon
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
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    In the summer of 1947, an unidentified object crashed in Roswell, New Mexico. There were no survivors. Now it's happened again. But this time, two creatures have emerged from the wreckage alive.

    Kim Venatries says: "Enjoyable!"
  • The Story of Edgar Sawtelle | David Wroblewski

    The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By David Wroblewski
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
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    Filled with breathtaking scenes, the elemental north woods, the sweep of seasons, an iconic American barn, a fateful vision rendered in the falling rain. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle is a meditation on the limits of language and what lies beyond, a brilliantly inventive retelling of an ancient story, and an epic tale of devotion, betrayal, and courage in the American heartland.

    Donna says: "Incomplete"
  • Legend: Event Group Adventure, Book 2 | David L. Golemon

    Legend: Event Group Adventure, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By David L. Golemon
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
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    The Event Group is comprised of the nation’s most brilliant men and women in the fields of science, philosophy, and the military. Led by Major Jack Collins, their job is to find the truth behind the world's greatest unsolved myths. And this time, Collins and his crew will dare to uncover a terrifying secret - about the long-vanished tribe of the Incas - that's buried deep within the Amazon Basin.

    Matthew says: "The Event Group continue to roll"
  • Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition | Daniel Okrent

    Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Daniel Okrent
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
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    A brilliant, authoritative, and fascinating history of America’s most puzzling era, the years 1920 to 1933, when the U.S. Constitution was amended to restrict one of America’s favorite pastimes: drinking alcoholic beverages. Okrent reveals how Prohibition marked a confluence of diverse forces, including the growing political power of the women’s suffrage movement and the fear of small-town, native-stock Protestants that they were losing control of their country to the immigrants of the large cities.

    Pierre says: "Very Thorough Historical Review"
  • The Thousand Names | Django Wexler

    The Thousand Names

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Django Wexler
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
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    With this stunning series opener, Django Wexler leaps to the upper echelon of today’s best fantasy authors. The Thousand Names opens his Shadow Campaigns series with a tale of bloody rebellion that will reshape an empire -- and a world. Captain Marcus d’Ivoire and Winter Ihernglass see their fortunes rise under the command of military genius Janus bet Vhalnich. But Janus’ obsession with the supernatural portends a dire fate for the realm.

    Kathleen says: "90% battles and 10% character development"
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