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    • Hotel Angeline

    • A Novel in 36 Voices
    • By: Erik Larson, Jamie Ford, Deb Caletti, and others
    • Narrated by: Pam Ward
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Thirty-six of the most interesting writers in the Pacific Northwest came together for a week-long marathon of writing live on stage. The result? Hotel Angeline, a truly inventive novel that surprises at every turn of the page. Something is amiss at the Hotel Angeline, a rickety former mortuary perched atop Capitol Hill in rain-soaked Seattle. Fourteen-year-old Alexis Austin is fixing the plumbing, the tea, and all the problems of the world, it seems, in her landlady mother’s absence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • clever idea.

    • By lisabbakes on 07-31-18

    Regular price: $17.94

    • The Secret Social Phobia

    • Shy Bladder Syndrome (Paruresis)
    • By: Steven Soifer, George Zgourides, Joe Himle, and others
    • Narrated by: Alexander G.
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Paruresis is a condition that prevents people from urinating in public, sometimes even in their own homes if others are in adjacent rooms. The good news is that this anxiety disorder is highly treatable. The Secret Social Phobia: Shy Bladder Syndrome (Paruresis) offers strategies and easy-to-follow exercises to help you desensitize yourself to fear-producing situations and feel comfortable in public restrooms. Graduated exposure will help get you to the point where you can tolerate the anxiety of relieving yourself in a public washroom or other shared space.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Giants of Irish Literature

    • Wilde, Yeats, Joyce and Beckett - The Modern Scholar
    • By: Professor George O'Brien
    • Narrated by: George O'Brien
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, and Samuel Beckett: These four masters of Irish literature created works of startling innovation and unparalleled literary merit. Renowned professor George O'Brien provides the biographical background of these authors and an analysis of their greatest works. In these lectures, O'Brien discusses the very qualities that set these works apart and the "Irishness" that characterizes each of them.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great IF You've Recently Read the Works Discussed

    • By Here-and-faraway on 01-16-11

    Regular price: $49.95

    • Through a Glass Darkly

    • Strange Tales of Optical Distortion
    • By: Wilkie Collins, Fitz James O'Brien, William Le Queux, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Seven strange stories of intriguing optical illusions. The Diamond Lens by Fitz James O'BrienThe Devil's Spectacles by Wilkie CollinsThe Secret of the Smoked Spectacles by William Le QueuxMy Black Mirror by Wilkie CollinsThe Man who was Blind by Edwin PughA Coincidence by A. J. AlanTitbottom’s Spectacles by George William Curtis.

    Regular price: $16.68