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    • Wastelands 2

    • More Stories of the Apocalypse
    • By: John Joseph Adams (edited by), George R. R. Martin, Junot Díaz, and others
    • Narrated by: J. Paul Boehmer, Cassandra Campbell, Orson Scott Card, and others
    • Length: 20 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 161
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
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      4 out of 5 stars 151

    Wastelands 2: More Stories of the Apocalypse is a new anthology of postapocalyptic literature from some of the most renowned authors in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres today, including George R. R. Martin, Hugh Howey, Junot Díaz, David Brin, and many more. This eclectic mix of tales explores famine, death, war, pestilence, and harbingers of the biblical apocalypse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent company.

    • By LisaD1974 on 03-25-15

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Genius Within

    • Smart Pills, Brain Hacks and Adventures in Intelligence
    • By: David Adam
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Award-winning science writer David Adam reveals how frontier neuroscience can enhance your intelligence. What if the route to better brain power is not hard work or thousands of hours of practice but to simply swallow a pill? In The Genius Within, best-selling author David Adam explores the groundbreaking neuroscience of cognitive enhancement.

    Regular price: $18.11

    • The Man Who Couldn't Stop

    • By: David Adam
    • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    In this captivating fusion of science and personal memoir, writer David Adam explores the weird thoughts that exist within every mind. David has suffered from OCD for twenty years, and The Man Who Couldn’t Stop is his honest attempt to understand the condition. At what point does a harmless idea become a blinding blizzard of unwanted thoughts? Drawing on the latest research on the brain, as well as historical accounts of patients and their treatments, this is an audiobook that will challenge the way you think.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing look into the mind of OCD

    • By K. Fidler on 01-27-15

    Regular price: $20.03

    • The World of Myth

    • An Anthology
    • By: David Adams Leeming
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Arthur
    • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Hercules, Zeus, Thor, Gilgamesh - these are the figures that leap to mind when we think of myth. But to David Leeming, myths are more than stories of deities and fantastic beings from non-Christian cultures. Myth is at once the most particular and the most universal feature of civilization, representing common concerns that each society voices in its own idiom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellently Written

    • By Wormwood on 05-21-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Episode 54: Syria, the World’s Nightmare

    • By: David Remnick, Adam Davidson, Omar Dawood, and others
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
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    What began as an Arab Spring uprising has turned into a grinding six-year civil war and the worst humanitarian crisis of the twenty-first century...

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Guys Read: Funny Business

    • By: Jon Scieszka, Mac Barnett, Eoin Colfer, and others
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman, Kate DiCamillo, John Keating, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    Funny Business is based around the theme of - what else? - humor, and if you’re familiar with Jon and the Guys Read Library, you already know what you’re in store for: 10 hilarious stories from some of the funniest writers around. Before you’re through, you’ll meet a teenage mummy; a kid desperate to take a dip in the world’s largest pool of chocolate milk; a homicidal turkey; parents who hand over their son’s room to a biker; and more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • pertty good<br />

    • By Laura Kalmes on 09-26-17

    Regular price: $22.81

    • Incidents in the Life of Markus Paul

    • By: David Adams Richards
    • Narrated by: Allen Robertson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Highly charged and profoundly important, Incidents in the Life of Markus Paul is a new masterpiece from one of Canada’s greatest writers. On a bright morning in June 1985, a young Micmac man starts his first day of work—but by noon he is dead, killed mysteriously in the fourth hold of the cargo ship Lutheran. Hector Penniac had been planning to go to university, perhaps to study medicine. Roger Savage, a loner who has had to make his own way since his youth, comes under suspicion of killing Hector over a union card and a morning’s work.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hidden gem of a writer

    • By Dale C. Farran on 07-03-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The New Yorker (Aug. 28, 2006)

    • By: Adam Gopnik, Susan Sheehan, Malcolm Gladwell, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Highlights
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    "Read It and Weep" by Adam Gopnik; "Tear, Slap, Clack" by Susan Sheehan; "The Risk Pool" by Malcolm Gladwell; "Manifold Destiny" by Sylvia Nasar and David Gruber; and "Borderlines" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The Genius Within

    • Unlocking Our Brain's Potential
    • By: David Adam
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What if you have more intelligence than you realize? What if there is a genius inside you, just waiting to be released? And what if the route to better brain power is not hard work or thousands of hours of practice but to simply swallow a pill? In The Genius Within, best-selling author David Adam explores the ground-breaking neuroscience of cognitive enhancement that is changing the way the brain and the mind works - to make it better, sharper, more focused and, yes, more intelligent. Sharing his own experiments with revolutionary smart drugs and electrical brain stimulation.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Tails of the Apocalypse

    • By: Michael Bunker, Nick Cole, Edward Robertson, and others
    • Narrated by: Maxwell Zener
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
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      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 20

    The Doomsday siren calls on civilization's last day. Natural disaster. Nuclear war. Pandemics. These are the ways the world ends. Now, in the aftermath of ruined cities and humanity gone savage, mankind will once again find his oldest allies and closest friends amidst the debris of all that once was. The Walking Dead meets The Incredible Journey in 14 incredible tales of nobility, self-sacrifice, and unconditional love as told by today's most talented independent authors.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • All the stories were good

    • By AudioBook Reviewer on 04-26-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The New Yorker (April 17, 2006)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, Sasha Frere-Jones, Lauren Collins, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Highlights
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    "Consumption" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Haggadah Da-Vida" by Sasha Frere-Jones; Dubai's Divas-in-Training by Lauren Collins; "A Church Asunder" by Peter J. Boyle; "Jesus Laughed" by Adam Gopnik; "Masquerade" by John Lahr; and "Exposed" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Shadows and Teeth

    • Ten Terrifying Tales of Horror and Suspense
    • By: Guy N. Smith, Adam Millard, Antonio Simon Jr., and others
    • Narrated by: Wyatt S. Gray
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Out of the shadows and meaner than ever, volume three of this award-winning horror series packs international star power. Featuring 10 brand-new stories by the legendary Guy N. Smith, the prolific Adam Millard, master of horror Nicholas Paschall, and others, this collection is certain to keep you up at night. Take care as you reach into these dark places, for the things here bite, and you may withdraw a hand short of a few fingers.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Doctor Who - Short Trips Volume 01

    • By: George Mann, David A McEwan, Jamie Hailstone, and others
    • Narrated by: David Troughton, William Russell, Sophie Aldred, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Get ready for eight fantastic new adventures in space and time with the Doctor and his companions, featuring stories from many of Doctor Who's most popular authors from the worlds of television, print, comics and audio as well as new talent and fresh voices...and read by your favourite Big Finish actors! 'Rise and Fall' by George Mann. Read by William Russell. On a distant planet, faces bloom in the air for a fraction of a second before disappearing. Will the Doctor and Ian solve the puzzle?

    Regular price: $22.71

    • Facing the Hunter

    • By: David Adams Richards
    • Narrated by: Ken Maxon
    • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    In his brilliant non-fiction, David Adams Richards - first and foremost one of Canada's greatest and best-beloved novelists - has been writing a kind of memoir by other means. Like his previous titles Lines on Water, about his pursuit of angling, and Hockey Dreams, about the game his disabled body prevented him from playing, Facing the Hunter explores the meaning of a sport and the way in which it touches lives, not least that of the author.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Mercy Among the Children

    • A Novel
    • By: David Adams Richards
    • Narrated by: Bernard Clark
    • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      3 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Sydney Henderson is a truly great man. As a young man, Sydney, believing he has accidentally killed a friend, makes a pact with God, promising never to harm another if the boy's life is spared. In the years that follow, the almost pathologically gentle Sydney holds true to his promise - at terrible cost to himself and his family. Stunningly beautiful and haunting, scenes from this magisterial novel will remain etched in the mind forever.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent read!

    • By Mary on 06-03-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • River of the Brokenhearted

    • By: David Adams Richards
    • Narrated by: Steve Coulter
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
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    Janie McCleary runs one of the first movie theatres in New Brunswick. A successful woman in a world of men, she is ostracized, a victim of double-dealing and overt violence. She trusts no one outside her family. Spanning generations, River of the Brokenhearted explores the life of this formidable woman, a pioneer before the age of feminism, and her legacy as it unfolds tragically in the lives of her son and grandchildren.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Samsara

    • By: David Adams
    • Narrated by: Eddie Lopez
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 8

    Exchanging Western values for far-off Thailand, Gunnar Ray plans to teach in the countryside and absorb the country's ancient wisdom. When monsoon rains flood the lands above his adopted village, catastrophe strikes. Gunnar's innocence is swept downstream along with hundreds of Thai lives. Spiritually adrift, he washes up in the offices of the Bangkok Times, a crusading reporter hell bent on derailing corrupt officials at war with the Thai environment. He is not alone.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Boring and more boring

    • By Richard on 03-04-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Lines on the Water

    • A Fly Fisherman's Life on the Miramichi
    • By: David Adams Richards
    • Narrated by: Bob Brewster
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Writing with the same mastery that has won him praise for his fiction, Richards takes us - even those unfamiliar with days spent in chilly waters - on an unforgettable journey to the famed Miramichi River. Casting new light on the mysterious and elegant world of fly fishing, it teems with lore and wisdom, humor, and most of all, passion.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Of Monsters and Men

    • By: Eric Fein, Tommy Hancock, Sean Taylor, and others
    • Narrated by: Theo Holland
    • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

     Nine brand-new tales of pulp heroes vs. monsters! The Green Lama, Richard Knight, Captain Future, Green Ghost, Moon Man, and more battle demons and monstrosities from out of this world! 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Pulp Fiction Collection!

    • By Richard G. on 04-26-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • See You in Court

    • By: Brooke Gladstone, Bob Garfield, Adam Liptak, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
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    With the president and the judiciary at odds over the travel ban, the term "constitutional crisis" is ubiquitous. Why it should be deployed carefully...

    Regular price: $0.95

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