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    • The Voyage of the Narwhal

    • By: Andrea Barrett
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    National Book Award-winner Andrea Barrett deftly blends fact and fiction to create this magnificent epic of Victorian polar exploration. An amazing wealth of period detail, heart-racing action, and engaging characters enable you to fully experience the 19th-century‘s romance with the mystery of the Arctic. In hope of making his reputation, scholar-naturalist Erasmus Darwin Wells embarks on a perilous expedition to the North Pole.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A slow burn

    • By rah on 09-25-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Archangel

    • By: Andrea Barrett
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 21

    Winner of the National Book Award for her collection of stories Ship Fever, Andrea Barrett has become one of our most admired and beloved writers. In this magnificent new book, she unfolds five pivotal moments in the lives of her characters and in the history of knowledge. In these brilliant fictions rich with fact, Barrett explores the thrill and sense of loss that come with scientific progress and the personal passions and impersonal politics that shape all human knowledge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Science & the human condition, beautifully written

    • By Bonny on 09-08-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Air We Breathe

    • By: Andrea Barrett
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    In the fall of 1916, Americans debate whether to enter the European war. "Preparedness parades" march and headlines report German spies. But in an isolated community in the Adirondacks, the danger is barely felt. At Tamarack Lake the focus is on the sick. Wealthy tubercular patients live in private cure cottages; charity patients, mainly immigrants, fill the large public sanatorium. For all, time stands still.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rich and absorbing

    • By JudyK45 on 11-18-07

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Voyage of the Narwhal

    • By: Andrea Barrett
    • Narrated by: Peter Riegert
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Capturing a crucial moment in the history of exploration, the mid-19th century romance with the Arctic, Andrea Barrett focuses on a particular expedition and its accompanying scholar-naturalist, Erasmus Darwin Wells. Through his eyes, we meet the Narwhal's crew and its commander - obsessed with the search for an open polar sea - and encounter the far north culture of the Esquimaux. In counterpoint, we see the women left behind in Philadelphia, explorers only in imagination.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's cold out there

    • By Moxie Cartoonist on 07-10-15

    Regular price: $18.13