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    • Ep. 20: The Great Northwest with Jackie Kashian (Sounds Like America)

    • By: Jackie Kashian, Ken Jennings, Matt Braunger, and others
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    [Contains explicit content] The Great Northwest isn't just Seattle and Portland. It ranges from the misty, artistic nerd havens of the coast to the deserts, forests, and cowboy country of Idaho and Montana to the vast expanse of Alaska. Jackie Kashian guides us on a sound collage of the Great Northwest that tackles this strange collection of independent spirits and incredible landscapes, but...in a funny way, people.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Dimestore

    • A Writer's Life
    • By: Lee Smith
    • Narrated by: Linda Stephens
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 78

    For the inimitable Lee Smith, place is paramount. For 45 years, her fiction has lived and breathed with the rhythms and people of the Appalachian South. But never before has she written her own story. Set deep in the rugged Appalachian Mountains, the Grundy of Lee Smith's youth was a place of coal miners, mountain music, and her daddy's dimestore. It was in that dimestore - listening to customers and inventing life histories for the store's dolls - that she began to learn the craft of storytelling.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pronunciation matters!

    • By Tricia on 03-26-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Fair and Tender Ladies

    • By: Lee Smith
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 338
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 206

    Author of many novels and short stories, best-selling writer Lee Smith has received numerous awards for her works, including two O. Henry Awards. Fair and Tender Ladies is an epistolary novel that traces the life of Ivy Rowe, born in the isolated Virginia mountain community of Sugar Fork.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • roots

    • By Vivian on 12-10-06

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Oral History

    • By: Lee Smith
    • Narrated by: Full Cast
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Oral History, the lyrical saga of a Virginia mountain family, follows four generations of Cantrells over more than a century. Researching an assignment for an Oral History course, Jennifer drives to the town where her mother and father grew up. Raised by a stepmother, the young college student wonders why her father never talks of her real mother and is intrigued by the mystery of her heritage. One by one, the Cantrells tell of lives filled with vitality, colored by the land and family history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a treat!

    • By Linda on 02-17-12

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Last Girls

    • By: Lee Smith
    • Narrated by: Lee Smith
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 29

    On a bright June day in 1965, a dozen girls - classmates at a Blue Ridge women's college - launch a ramshackle raft on a trip down the Mississippi. Their journey, inspired by Huckleberry Finn, is duly reported in the Paducah, Kentucky newspaper. 35 years later, four of the "girls" reunite to cruise the river again. This time, it's on the luxury steamboat The Belle of Natchez. This time, when they reach New Orleans, they'll give the River the ashes of a fifth rafter: Margaret ("Baby") Ballou.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ear candy book

    • By Carmela on 10-01-03

    Regular price: $25.87

    • The Lineup

    • The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives
    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Michael Connelly, Lee Child, and others
    • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson, Justine Eyre, John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 59
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 42
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 43

    A great recurring character in a series you love becomes an old friend. You learn about their strange quirks and their haunted pasts and root for them every time they face danger. But where do some of the most fascinating sleuths in the mystery and thriller world really come from? What was the real-life location that inspired Michael Connelly to make Harry Bosch a Vietnam vet tunnel rat? Why is Lee Child's Jack Reacher a drifter?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love the backstories on all the different novels!

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-24-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Guests on Earth

    • By: Lee Smith
    • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 121
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      4 out of 5 stars 122

    When she is thirteen years old, Evalina Toussaint, the orphaned child of an exotic dancer in New Orleans, is admitted as a mental patient to Highland Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. The year is 1936, and the hospital, under the direction of celebrity psychiatrist Robert S. Carroll, is famous for its up-to-the-minute shock therapies and for Dr. Carroll's revolutionary theory of the benefits of non-introspection. Evalina finds herself in the midst of a kaleidoscope of characters, including the estranged wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Typical Lee Smith Excellence

    • By William on 04-07-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Skylark of Space

    • A Pulp-Lit Classic Edition
    • By: E.E. "Doc" Smith, Lee Hawkins Garby
    • Narrated by: Finn J.D. John
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 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

    In a fortuitous laboratory accident, crack scientist Richard Seaton has unlocked the secret of atomic energy. Now, partnered with his wealthy engineering-genius friend Martin Crane, he's preparing to give the world the gift of limitless, virtually free energy - and of space travel. But others want Seaton's secret for themselves.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Ice House

    • By: Laura Lee Smith
    • Narrated by: Aaron Abano
    • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Johnny MacKinnon might be on the verge of losing it all. The ice factory he married into, which he's run for decades, is facing devastating OSHA fines following a mysterious accident and may have to close. The only hope for Johnny's livelihood is that someone in the community saw something, but no one seems to be coming forward. He hasn't spoken to his son Corran back in Scotland since Corran's heroin addiction finally drove Johnny to the breaking point.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By RueRue on 01-26-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • On Agate Hill

    • A Novel
    • By: Lee Smith
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes, Danielle Ferland, Katie Firth
    • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    Orphaned when her father dies in the Civil War, Molly Petree is taken in by Uncle Junius on his Agate Hill plantation. But the terminally ill Junius is manipulated into marriage by his housekeeper, Selena, who inherits Agate Hill upon his death. Neglected and abused under Selena's watch, Molly escapes to a better life with help from her father's closest battlefield companion. But as she grows into a refined, educated woman, Molly remains haunted by tragedy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • engrossing

    • By Mary on 03-20-07

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Family Linen

    • By: Lee Smith
    • Narrated by: Linda Stephens
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Lee Smith is one of today's most critically acclaimed authors writing about contemporary life in the South. In Family Linen, with a remarkable economy of description and dialogue, Smith sketches eccentric, yet familiar characters moving through a family drama that resonates with both tension and humor.

    Regular price: $26.57

    • The Chickamauga Campaign

    • Civil War Campaigns in the Heartland
    • By: Steven E. Woodworth, John R. Lundberg, Alexander Mendoza, and others
    • Narrated by: Gary Regal
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    From mid-August to mid-September 1863, Union major general William S. Rosecrans's Army of the Cumberland maneuvered from Tennessee to north Georgia in a bid to rout Confederate general Braxton Bragg's Army of Tennessee and blaze the way for further Union advances. Meanwhile, Confederate reinforcements bolstered the numbers of the Army of Tennessee, and by the time the two armies met at the Battle of Chickamauga, in northern Georgia, the Confederates had gained numerical superiority.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Specific aspects of the campaign in detail

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-05-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Devil's Dream

    • By: Lee Smith
    • Narrated by: Linda Stephens, Tom Stechschulte, Sally Darling
    • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4 out of 5 stars 22

    A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, The Devil's Dream is an animated, lyrical novel that is meant to be savored as spoken word. Consummate storyteller Lee Smith's creation will delight anyone who enjoys the sound of language and a good story.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lyrical

    • By Linda on 03-20-05

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Christmas Letters

    • By: Lee Smith
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow, Julia Gibson, Christina Moore
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Lee Smith delivers the heartwarming tale of three generations of women who record their lives in Christmas letters to the family.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • classic Lee Smith

    • By Tom Goodman on 11-29-17

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Heart of Palm

    • By: Laura Lee Smith
    • Narrated by: Eric Martin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    Utina, Florida, is a small, down-at-heels southern town. Once enlivened by the trade in Palm Sunday palms and moonshine, Utina hasn’t seen economic growth in decades, and no family is more emblematic of the local reality than the Bravos. Deserted by the patriarch years ago, the Bravos are held together in equal measure by love, unspoken blame, and tenuously brokered truces.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Andrea on 09-10-13

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Black Mountain Breakdown

    • By: Lee Smith
    • Narrated by: Linda Stephens
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    A consummate storyteller in the Southern tradition, Lee Smith tugs at her listeners' heartstrings with this haunting narrative that reads like a country ballad. Touching, funny, and sad, its down-to-earth characters are somehow familiar and endearing as they do their best to meet the demands of daily life.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not Lee Smith's best book - but good narration

    • By Leslie Grey McCawley on 06-01-05

    Regular price: $26.57

    • The Dead Man, Vol. 6

    • Colder than Hell, Evil to Burn, and Streets of Blood
    • By: Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin, Lisa Klink, and others
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    A shocking accident gave Matthew Cahill the ability to see a nightmarish netherworld that nobody else does...Pitting him in a fight to save us all, and his own soul, from the clutches of pure evil in these three exhilarating tales of dark humor, nonstop action, and pure horror in The Dead Man series. Matt is trapped on a traffic-choked interstate in a hellacious blizzard that’s Colder Than Hell…chasing an escaped psycho killer while battling a mutant virus so virulent and horrific that it even terrifies Mr. Dark…

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Saving Grace

    • By: Lee Smith
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Having justly earned her reputation as a master storyteller, Lee Smith's name evokes images of authentic country folk struggling through life's arduous tests. Saving Grace adds a stunning spiritual dimension. The daughter of a preacher who ignores his destitute family, Florida Grace doesn't think much of Jesus. He's the reason she's lived in squalor and He wasn't there for her through her failed marriage. But in one shining moment He calls out to her and she returns to her roots to heed His call.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not (just) for Christians

    • By Barbara on 12-04-10

    Regular price: $26.57

    • Cakewalk

    • By: Lee Smith
    • Narrated by: Linda Stephens, Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Lee Smith, one of today's finest writers in the Southern literary tradition, has been compared to Eudora Welty and Flannery O'Connor. This collection of nine stories, ranging from poignant ballads to delightfully inventive forms, showcases Smith's celebrated talent. The stories will make you chuckle and leave you with a satisfying sense that no matter how unruly or warped life may seem, equilibrium can be found after all.

    Regular price: $26.57

    • Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger

    • By: Lee Smith
    • Narrated by: Debra Monk, Julia Gibson, Kate Forbes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Virginia native Lee Smith has won two O. Henry Awards, the Southern Book Critics Circle Award, and the Robert Penn Warren Prize for her engaging works. A collection of 14 tales - both new stories and previously published favorites - Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger is sure to delight listeners with its warm humor and unforgettable characters.

    Regular price: $27.99

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