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    • A Spool of Blue Thread

    • A Novel
    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2,031
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,786
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,793

    "It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon..." This is how Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate togetherness: an indefinable, enviable kind of specialness. But they are also like all families, in that the stories they tell themselves reveal only part of the picture.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • From a LONG Time Anne Tyler fan

    • By S. Elder on 09-29-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Vinegar Girl

    • A Novel
    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 396
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 350
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 353

    Kate Battista feels stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty younger sister, Bunny? Plus, she's always in trouble at work - her preschool charges adore her, but their parents don't always appreciate her unusual opinions and forthright manner.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well worth a listen

    • By Hope on 07-20-16

    Regular price: $22.40

    • Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 233
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 180

    Pearl Tull is nearing the end of her life but not of her memory. It was a Sunday night in 1944 when her husband left the little row house on Baltimore’s Calvert Street, abandoning Pearl to raise their three children alone....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Listen to it More Than Once

    • By Babette on 06-13-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Accidental Tourist

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 627
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 572
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 575

    Meet Macon Leary--a travel writer who hates both travel and strangeness. Grounded by loneliness, comfort, and a somewhat odd domestic life, Macon is about to embark on a surprising new adventure, arriving in the form of a fuzzy-haired dog obedience trainer who promises to turn his life around.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Extraordinary How Underwhelmed I Am

    • By Gillian on 05-13-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Back When We Were Grownups

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Blair Brown
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43

    "Once upon a time, there was a woman who discovered that she had turned into the wrong person." So Anne Tyler opens this irresistible new novel. The woman is Rebecca Davitch, a fifty-three-year-old grandmother. Is she an impostor in her own life? she asks herself. Is it indeed her own life? Or is it someone else’s? As always with Anne Tyler’s novels, once we enter her world it is hard to leave.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not my favorite Anne Tyler book but still good

    • By NMwritergal on 12-20-15

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Breathing Lessons

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 68

    Maggie and Ira Moran have been married for 28 years...and it shows: in their quarrels, in their routines, in their ability to tolerate with affection each other's eccentricities. Maggie, a kooky, lovable meddler and an irrepressible optimist, wants nothing more than to fix her son's broken marriage. Ira is infuriatingly practical, a man "who should have married Ann Landers".

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narration spoiled it for me

    • By Rita on 05-01-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Beginner's Goodbye

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 194
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 201

    Anne Tyler gives us a wise, haunting, and deeply moving new novel in which she explores how a middle-aged man, torn apart by the death of his wife, is gradually restored by her frequent appearances: in their house, on the roadway, in the market. Gradually he discovers, as he works in the family's vanity-publishing business, turning out titles that presume to guide beginners through the trials of life, that maybe for this beginner there is a way of saying goodbye.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Anne Tyler at her Best

    • By Elizabeth Ward on 05-06-12

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Ladder of Years

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Kelly Lintz
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 75

    "Baltimore woman disappears during family vacation" declares the headline. Forty-year-old Delia Grinstead is last seen strolling down the Delaware shore, wearing nothing more than a bathing suit and carrying a beach tote with five hundred dollars tucked inside. To her husband and three almost-grown children, she has vanished without trace or reason. But for Delia, "walking away from it all" is not a premeditated act, but an impulse that will lead her into a new, exciting, and unimagined life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Favorite Book

    • By Robyn Ringler, East Line Literary Arts on 06-10-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Saint Maybe

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 75

    In 1965, the happy Bedloe family is living an ideal, apple-pie existence in Baltimore. Then, in the blink of an eye, a single tragic event occurs that will transform their lives forever--particularly that of 17-year-old Ian Bedloe, the youngest son, who blames himself for the sudden "accidental" death of his older brother. Depressed and depleted, Ian is almost crushed under the weight of an unbearable, secret guilt.Then one crisp January evening, he catches sight of a window with glowing yellow neon, the Church of the Second Chance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Favorite book

    • By Susan M. Stokes on 08-29-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Digging to America

    • A Novel
    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Blair Brown
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 368
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 86

    Two families, who would otherwise never have come together, meet by chance at the Baltimore airport: the Donaldsons, a very American couple, and the Yazdans, Maryam's fully assimilated son and his attractive Iranian wife. Each couple is awaiting the arrival of an adopted infant daughter from Korea. After the instant babies from distant Asia are delivered, Bitsy Donaldson impulsively invites the Yazdans to celebrate.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Life in transition

    • By Everett Leiter on 08-20-06

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Tough Justice Series Box Set: Parts 1-8

    • By: Gail Barrett, Carla Cassidy, Carol Ericson, and others
    • Narrated by: Thérèse Plummer
    • Length: 24 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    Special Agent Lara Grant has finally put her life as an undercover agent in the Moretti gang behind her and started a new assignment in New York City. Until a dramatic sniper attack leaves Lara's face - and real name - all over the media. In the blink of an eye, her cover is blown, her identity exposed. Then a woman's body is found branded with the ritual Moretti tattoo. Someone knows who Lara is...and exactly how to make her pay....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ugh. (Warning!! Spoiler alert!)

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-09-16

    Regular price: $53.61

    • Back When We Were Grownups

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Blair Brown
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    Back When We Were Grownups is about one woman's search for who she really is. Listen as a 53-year-old grandmother tries to recover her girlhood self and that dignified grownup she had once been.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful characters

    • By Barbara on 08-19-03

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Noah's Compass

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 63

    Liam Pennywell, who set out to be a philosopher and ended up teaching fifth grade, never much liked the job at that run-down private school, so early retirement doesnt bother him. But he is troubled by his inability to remember anything about the first night that he moved into his new, spare, and efficient condominium on the outskirts of Baltimore. All he knows when he wakes up the next day in the hospital is that his head is sore and bandaged.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Low key and thought provoking

    • By Eileen on 04-10-10

    Regular price: $31.93

    • A Patchwork Planet

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Barnaby Gaitlin has been in trouble ever since adolescence. He had this habit of breaking into other people's houses. It wasn't the big loot he was after, like his teenage cohorts. It was just that he liked to read other people's mail, pore over their family photo albums, and appropriate a few of their precious mementos. But for 11 years now, he's been working steadily for Rent-a-Back, renting his back to old folks and shut-ins who can't move their own porch furniture or bring the Christmas tree down from the attic. But it looks as though his world may fall apart again....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good character but not-so-good story

    • By Lee Horton on 02-19-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Celestial Navigation

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Kelly Lintz, Marianne Fraulo, Ric Reitz, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    The Pultizer Prize-winning author of Saint Maybe and Breathing Lessons offers the beloved story of a man whose contented life in his rundown house in Baltimore is shaken to its core, after his sister moves in with him and his boarder starts bringing home babies.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Love Anne Tyler But

    • By Polly on 12-28-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Earthly Possessions

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Charlotte Emory has always lived a quiet, conventional life in Clarion, Maryland. She lives as simply as possible, and one day decides to simplify everything and leave her husband. Her last trip to the bank throws Charlotte's life into an entirely different direction when a restless young man in a nylon jacket takes her hostage during the robbery--and soon the two are heading south into an unknown future, and a most unexpected fate.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I liked it

    • By Martha on 02-15-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Clock Winder

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Pamela Gold
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Mrs. Pamela Evans lives a lonely new widowhood outside of Baltimore, with only a house full of ticking clocks for company. Then she hires eccentric Elizabeth Abbott as a handyman - and both discover that parts don't have to be a perfect match to work.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Worked for what I'd intended

    • By John S. on 07-24-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Tough Justice: Betrayed (Part 7 of 8)

    • By: Tyler Anne Snell
    • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Trust has never been easy for Special Agent Lara Grant. Life taught her a hard lesson as a child, one she's never forgotten. But now, when the betrayal is so close to home, Lara is pushed to the very limit. As the players finally move into position, it's time to go all in or go home. It doesn't matter that fear is shaking her very core; it doesn't matter that everything she has - her team, her new family - is on the line.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lots of action

    • By happyjo on 08-02-17

    Regular price: $3.41

    • A Spool of Blue Thread

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    "It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon…" This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she and Red fell in love that day in July 1959. The whole family on the porch, relaxed, half listening as their mother tells the same tale they have heard so many times before. Yet this gathering is different. Abby and Red are getting older, and decisions must be made about how best to look after them and their beloved family home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By Heather on 11-28-15

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Searching for Caleb

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Angele Masters
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Duncan Peck has a fascination for randomness and is always taking his family on the move. His wife, Justine, is a fortune teller who can't remember the past. Her grandfather, Daniel, longs to find the brother who walked out of his life in 1912, with nothing more than a fiddle in his hand. All three are taking journeys that lead back to the family's deepest roots... to a place where rebellion and acceptance have the haunting power to merge into one.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As good as I remember

    • By Robyn on 08-13-11

    Regular price: $19.95

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