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    • Arcadia Falls: Free First Chapter

    • By: Carol Goodman
    • Narrated by: Jen Taylor
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 779
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 534
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 540

    In debt after her husband's unexpected death, Meg Rosenthal secures a job as a teacher at an upstate New York boarding school. Leaving suburban Long Island, Meg and her teenage daughter, Sally, embark on a new life in Arcadia Falls, a beautiful but isolated small town and the inspiration for a number of magically eerie fairy tales.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to listen to

    • By Uber Femme on 10-25-10

    Regular price: $0.00

    • The Lake of Dead Languages

    • By: Carol Goodman
    • Narrated by: Vivienne Benesch
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Twenty years ago, Jane Hudson fled the Heart Lake School for Girls in the Adirondacks after a terrible tragedy. The week before graduation, three lives were taken, all victims of suicide. Only Jane was left to carry the burden of a mystery that has stayed hidden for more than two decades. Now, Jane has returned as a Latin teacher, recently separated and hoping to make a fresh start with her young daughter. But ominous messages from the past dredge up forgotten memories. Once again, young, troubled girls are beginning to die.

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

    • By K A Davis on 08-01-18

    Regular price: $22.95

    • The Widow's House

    • By: Carol Goodman
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 98

    When Jess and Clare Martin move from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to their former college town in the Hudson River valley, they are hoping for rejuvenation - of their marriage, their savings, and Jess' writing career. They take a caretaker's job at Riven House, a crumbling estate and the home of their old college writing professor. While Clare once had dreams of being a writer, those plans fell by the wayside when Jess made a big, splashy literary debut in their 20s. It's been years now since his first novel.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Ghost Story Perfect for An October Listen

    • By Sara on 10-13-17

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Drowning Tree

    • By: Carol Goodman
    • Narrated by: Christine Marshall
    • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    Stained glass artist Juno McKay is forced to confront the events that shattered the intense friendship between herself, her best friend, Christine, and her husband, Neil, when she discovers, after years of absence, that Christine is to deliver a lecture at their college reunion. Despite her misgivings, Juno finds herself compelled to attend the lecture about the history of one of Penrose College's most hallowed works of art.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Psychological mystery of past and present

    • By Kathi on 02-17-13

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Seduction of Water

    • By: Carol Goodman
    • Narrated by: Christine Marshall
    • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    For Iris, he sudden impulse to write a piece about her mother leads to a shot at literary success. The piece recounts an eerie Irish fairy tale her mother used to tell her at bedtime - and nestled inside is the sad story of her mother's death, a strange, untimely end in a fire 30 years ago. When Iris returns to the remote Hotel Equinox in the Catskills, the place where she grew up, to write her mother's biography and search for her mother's missing manuscript, she unravels a haunting mystery that threatens to envelope her.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disapointing

    • By Susan Delaney on 02-19-09

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Other Mother

    • A Novel
    • By: Carol Goodman
    • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    When Daphne Marist and her infant daughter, Chloe, pull up the gravel drive to the home of Daphne's new employer, it feels like they've entered a whole new world. Tucked in the Catskills, the stone mansion looks like something out of a fairy tale, its lush landscaping hiding the view of the mental asylum just beyond its border. Daphne secured the live-in position using an assumed name and fake credentials, telling no one that she's on the run from a controlling husband who has threatened to take her daughter away.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to follow

    • By cindy on 04-11-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Metropolitans

    • By: Carol Goodman
    • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    The day Japan bombs Pearl Harbor, four 13-year-olds converge at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where an eccentric curator is seeking four uncommonly brave souls to track down the hidden pages of the Kelmsbury Manuscript, an ancient book of Arthurian legends that lies scattered within the museum's collection and that holds the key to preventing a second attack on American soil.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great for children and adults alike!

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-31-18

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Blythewood

    • By: Carol Goodman
    • Narrated by: Leslie Bellair
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 74

    At seventeen, Avaline Hall has already buried her mother, survived a horrific factory fire, and escaped from an insane asylum. Now she's on her way to Blythewood Academy, the elite boarding school in New York's mist-shrouded Hudson Valley that her mother attended - and was expelled from. Though she's afraid her high society classmates won't accept a factory girl in their midst, Ava is desperate to unravel her family's murky past, discover the identity of the father she's never known, and perhaps finally understand her mother's abrupt suicide.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Too many faults

    • By Gwendolyn on 07-12-17

    Regular price: $42.00

    • River Road

    • A Novel
    • By: Carol Goodman
    • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 332
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 310
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 306

    Nan Lewis - a creative writing professor at a state university in upstate New York - is driving home from a faculty holiday party after finding out she's been denied tenure. On her way, she hits a deer, but when she gets out of her car to look for it, the deer is nowhere to be found. Eager to get home and out of the oncoming snowstorm, Nan is forced to leave her car at the bottom of her snowy driveway to wait out the longest night of the year - and the lowest point of her life....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • OK but nothing special...

    • By Nancy P on 02-01-16

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Ravencliffe

    • A Blythewood Novel, Book 2
    • By: Carol Goodman
    • Narrated by: Leslie Bellair
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Avaline Hall is no ordinary girl. She's a student at Blythewood Academy, an elite boarding school that trains young women to defend human society from the shadowy forces that live among us. After the devastating events of her first year at Blythewood, Ava is eager to reunite with her friends - and with Raven, the compelling but elusive winged boy who makes her pulse race. She soon discovers, though, that the sinister Judicus van Drood hasn't finished wreaking havoc on Blythewood.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating...and definitely one of my favorites!

    • By Julia Dominguez on 05-20-15

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Ghost Orchid

    • By: Carol Goodman
    • Narrated by: Jen Taylor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    For more than 100 years, creative souls have traveled to the Bosco estate to live and work under its captivating spell. Novelist Ellis Brooks is writing a book based on the dark events that took place during the summer of 1893. All she knows is that the wealthy Milo Latham brought in a psychic medium to help his wife contact their three dead children - only to have the seance turn deadly and his remaining child abducted. As Ellis uncovers the Latham family's dark secrets, a series of bizarre accidents occurs. 

    Regular price: $22.95

    • The Night Villa

    • By: Carol Goodman
    • Narrated by: Susanna Burney
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    Beneath layers of volcanic ash lies the Villa della Notte, home to first-century nobles, as well as to the captivating slave girl at the heart of an ancient controversy. And secreted in a subterranean labyrinth rests a cache of antique documents believed lost to the ages: a prize too tantalizing for classics professor Sophie Chase to resist.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth a read/listen

    • By Maiken on 04-30-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Sonnet Lover

    • By: Carol Goodman
    • Narrated by: Jen Taylor
    • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Rose Asher can't shake the feeling: Robin Weiss, a talented and ambitious student, definitely reminds her of Bruno Brunelli, the man Rose came to love years ago during a semester in the Italian countryside. But soon Robin dies under mysterious circumstances and in a farewell letter directs his teacher to a library archive in Florence. Returning to the rustic Italian villa where she first met Bruno, Rose finds herself enmeshed in a web of secrets and scandal: a folio containing what some believe are lost sonnets by Shakespeare has mysteriously vanished.

    Regular price: $22.95

    • Arcadia Falls

    • By: Carol Goodman
    • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    For 200 years, painters, poets and musicians have come to the Catskill Mountain village of Arcadia Falls to escape the pressures of modern life and pursue their artistic visions, and Arcadia College was founded with a mission to nurture young artists and writers. When Meg Rosenthal gets an offer to teach at Arcadia College, it seems a godsend - an escape from a life that's fallen apart.

    Regular price: $22.26