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    • The Light of the Fireflies

    • By: Paul Pen, Simon Bruni - translator
    • Narrated by: Scott Merriman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,816
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,632
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      4 out of 5 stars 1,636

    For his whole life, the boy has lived underground, in a basement with his parents, grandmother, sister, and brother. Before he was born, his family was disfigured by a fire. His sister wears a white mask to cover her burns. He spends his hours with his cactus, reading his book on insects, or touching the one ray of sunlight that filters in through a crack in the ceiling. Ever since his sister had a baby, everyone's been acting very strangely.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow!

    • By David Shear on 04-11-16

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Authentic Power of Michelle Obama

    • By: Frank Bruni
    • Narrated by: Paul Ryden
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Authentic Power of Michelle Obama" is from the October 15, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Frank Bruni and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be

    • An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania
    • By: Frank Bruni
    • Narrated by: Frank Bruni
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 197

    Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Required reading for all parents of juniors

    • By Scott Pressly on 09-23-15

    Regular price: $25.08

    • The Night of the Moths

    • By: Riccardo Bruni, Anne Milano Appel - translator
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 40

    Alice was a hopeful young graduate student when, on a beautiful August night, her body was found in the woods. She'll always remember the night she was murdered. And she still suffers the grief and rage that destroyed her family. But what Alice regrets most is the last fight she had with her boyfriend, Enrico - and the fact that she never had the chance to tell him something that would have changed everything. A decade later, Enrico has returned to the provincial town where Alice lived and died, to sell his family home.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful

    • By jmn1974 on 12-16-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Cruise Confidential: A Hit Below the Waterline

    • Where the Crew Lives, Eats, Wars, and Parties? One Crazy Year Working on Cruise Ships (Travelers' Tales)
    • By: Brian David Bruns
    • Narrated by: Gary Furlong
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    In Cruise Confidential, Brian David Bruns spills the dirt - or, in this case, the dirty water - on those romantic, fun-filled vacations at sea. His hilarious chronicle of the year he spent working for Carnival Cruise Lines takes listeners down into the areas where the crew works and lives, leaving listeners gasping with laughter as they're assaulted nonstop with events that range from the absurd to the utterly bizarre. Stewards fighting over food. Cutlery allowances and other nonsensical rules.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Never been on a cruise but this makes me want to take one

    • By Mary Karowski on 04-28-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Ship for Brains: Cruise Confidential 2

    • Cruise Confidential Series, Book 2
    • By: Brian David Bruns
    • Narrated by: Gary Furlong
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Cruise ship crew have it hard. Cruise ship rock stars have it harder! Bruns is back to expose the high seas art world. In this hilarious sequel he vividly describes his ship life highs and lows, misadventures, mis-flirtations and, through it all, his astute insights into human nature.   

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Trippy

    • By Jonathan Lowe on 10-15-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Lazarus Protocol

    • SynCorp Saga Series, Book 1
    • By: David Bruns, Chris Pourteau
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Though some believe our future lies among the stars, the American President funds the Lazarus Protocol - a last-ditch attempt to reverse Earth’s climate crisis through geoengineering. But the New Earth Order - a mysterious league of reactionary activists with sleeper agents around the world - pursues another outcome: the subjugation of mankind to nature itself. A brilliant billionaire who wants to save the world. A lunar engineer called home to bury her father. A disgraced veteran haunted by yesterday's mistakes. A US Army colonel, desperate to save as many people as possible.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Hawthorne Season

    • By: Riccardo Bruni, Hillary Locke - translator
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Since the death of his father by a drunk driver, Giulio Rodari has touched alcohol only twice—and the second time was the night his ex-girlfriend, Patrizia, was murdered. The morning after, the celebrated children’s author awoke to a black hole in his memory—and to accusations of the crime. He had been known to stalk her. He had confronted her in an intoxicated rage on her last night alive. Beyond that, Giulio doesn’t remember a thing.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This was a good book.

    • By Too Happy on 10-17-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Desert Flowers

    • By: Paul Pen, Simon Bruni - translator
    • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 217
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 190

    Rose and Elmer have created an idyllic sanctuary for themselves and their five daughters in Mexico's Baja California desert. Out there in the middle of nowhere, blissfully cut off from the burdens of modern society, they're free to raise their beautiful family...and preserve its secret.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Author Paul Pen's brain is a weird place!

    • By Wayne on 08-14-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Last Paradise

    • By: Antonio Garrido, Simon Bruni - translator
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    Jack Beilis once lived the American dream: custom suits, new cars, and the best clubs. But by 1931, he has sunk so low he cannot feed himself or his ailing father. Now he barely has time to wipe the blood from his hands before he finds himself on a ship from New York to Moscow, running from a crime he never intended. Desperate for an escape route, Jack wants to believe stories of a worker's paradise in the Soviet Union. Maybe the distance between Ellis Island and Red Square will let him leave poverty - and his pursuers - far behind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fantastic!

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-22-18

    Regular price: $17.99

    • College Admissions Shocker!

    • By: Frank Bruni
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    "College Admissions Shocker!" is from the March 29, 2016, Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Frank Bruni and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Waters Swell. So Does Trump’s Ego.

    • By: Frank Bruni
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    I would like to believe that what fascinated Donald Trump about the floodwaters of Texas and pulled him to the state Tuesday were the scenes of human suffering.

    "The Waters Swell. So Does Trump’s Ego." is from the August 29, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Frank Bruni and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

    • By: Don Bruns
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    It's official: stumbling, bumbling James Lessor and Skip Moore are licensed private investigators. Now, that's some scary stuff.

    It could take time to get Moore or Less investigations off the ground, so James takes a job with a traveling carnival show.But this show has a dubious reputation, having had a string of accidents and at least one death in the past year.When they're hired to investigate what's caused the carnival chaos, James and Skip set into motion a dizzying, roller coaster chain of events.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Dein Denken ist Dein größter Feind. Leben findet ganz woanders statt!

    • By: Martin Brune
    • Narrated by: Martin Brune
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Das Denken ist der größte Feind des Menschen. Treffender kann man wohl die Selbstsabotage, die ein Mensch mit sich tun kann, nicht beschreiben. Dieses Hörbuch geht auf diese Dynamiken treffend ein.

    Regular price: $7.35

    • Is This Man the Antidote to Donald Trump?

    • By: Frank Bruni
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It takes a billionaire to know a billionaire.What if it also takes a billionaire to take down a billionaire?"Is This Man the Antidote to Donald Trump?" is from the September 22, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Frank Bruni and narrated by Fleet Cooper. 

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Scribe

    • By: Antonio Garrido, Simon Bruni (translator)
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    In eighth-century Austrasia, a spirited girl in the town of Würzburg brashly defies convention by pursuing the time-honored art of parchment-making. But Theresa's dreams are shattered when unimaginable tragedy strikes, forcing her to flee and tearing her family apart. Set adrift as a fugitive, Theresa relies on her uncommon education and the sympathy of strangers to survive. When she encounters Alcuin of York, a shrewd and influential monk with close ties to King Charlemagne, she hopes her luck might have finally changed. Yet all is not what it seems.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't stop listening.

    • By Ronald on 12-29-13

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Saddest Story in Washington

    • By: Frank Bruni
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The battle over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court was an especially ugly episode of a reality-show presidency that degrades almost everyone swept up in it, and many characters stagger away from it looking worse than ever.

    "The Saddest Story in Washington" is from the October 06, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Frank Bruni and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Tastes Like Murder

    • Cookies & Chance Mysteries, Book 1
    • By: Catherine Bruns
    • Narrated by: Karen Rose Richter
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    Sally Muccio's had her crosses to bear: a cheating ex-boyfriend, crazy Italian parents, and an unfaithful husband, just to name a few. After her divorce, she returns to her hometown to start a novelty cookie shop whose specialties include original fortune cookies, served with a sprinkle of foreshadowing. But there's no warning when her ex-husband's mistress drops dead on Sal's porch, and police confirm it's a homicide. Determined to stop her life from becoming a recipe for disaster, Sal takes matters into her own hands.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Where's My Fortune Cookie?

    • By Betababe on 01-17-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • South Beach Shakedown

    • The Diary of Gideon Pike
    • By: Don Bruns
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Someone is about to make a killing in the music industry. Why would songwriting legend Gideon Pike disappear just as his 30-year career turns a multimillion-dollar profit Music columnist Mick Sever goes looking for his missing friend Gideon Pike in the gritty backrooms of Miami's nightclubs, dodging suicide speedboats and running from sniper fire. What surfaces is how the major players in the music industry are not making the headlines, but just pulling the strings that create them.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Sexist and boring

    • By Siobhan on 02-16-10

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Born Round

    • By: Frank Bruni
    • Narrated by: Frank Bruni
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    Frank Bruni grew up in a big, loud Italian family in White Plains, New York, where meals were epic, outsize affairs. At those meals, he demonstrated one of his foremost qualifications for his future career: an epic, outsize love of food. But Bruni's relationship with eating was tricky, and his difficulties with managing it began early. When Bruni was named the restaurant critic for The New York Times in 2004, he knew enough to be nervous.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Has it all

    • By loix on 09-15-09

    Regular price: $31.50

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