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    • Beneath a Marble Sky

    • By: John Shors
    • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno
    • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    In 1632, the Emperor of Hindustan, Shah Jahan, overwhelmed with grief over the death of his beloved wife, Mumatz Mahal, commissioned the building of a grand mausoleum to symbolize the greatness of their love. The story surrounding the construction of the Taj Mahal occurs, however, against a scrim of fratricidal war, murderous rebellion, unimaginable wealth, and, not least of all, religious fundamentalism ruthlessly opposing tolerance and coexistence between the disparate peoples in the empire.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Sweeping, though cliché historical tale.

    • By SavvyK on 09-29-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Beside a Burning Sea

    • By: John Shors
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    During World War II, the hospital ship Benevolence is providing relief to victims in the South Pacific when she is torpedoed and sunk. Among the survivors are a troubled nurse named Annie and the wounded Japanese soldier named Akira who saves her life.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Unbelievable

    • By Ann on 09-23-09

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Dragon House

    • By: John Shors
    • Narrated by: Jenny Ikeda
    • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Critically acclaimed novelist John Shors’ travels in Asia add texture to this affecting tale of two Americans in Vietnam. A tale of sacrifice, rebirth, and above all inspiration, Dragon House connects with readers on the most human of all levels. When Iris’ father, a Vietnam vet, makes a dying wish that she take over the operation of a shelter for street children in Ho Chi Minh City, she agrees—and takes with her her long-time friend Noah, an Iraq War veteran.

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Wishing Trees

    • By: John Shors
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In The Wishing Trees, Ian and his 10-year-old daughter Mattie are struggling with the passing of Kate—wife and mother—after her long battle with cancer. When Ian finally opens a letter Kate handed him before her death, he is surprised at the request inside: that he and Mattie travel across Asia while opening a series of letters from Kate, one at a time. As they complete each stage of the trip, they tie paper wishes to trees, which helps them come to terms with their loss.

    Regular price: $27.99