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    • Quackery

    • A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything
    • By: Lydia Kang, Nate Pedersen
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    What won't we try in our quest for perfect health, beauty, and the fountain of youth? Well, just imagine a time when doctors prescribed morphine for crying infants. When liquefied gold was touted as immortality in a glass. And when strychnine - yes, that strychnine, the one used in rat poison - was dosed like Viagra. Looking back with fascination, horror, and not a little dash of dark, knowing humor, Quackery recounts the lively, at times unbelievable, history of medical misfires and malpractices. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very interesting book

    • By Inna Schickler on 08-09-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • A Beautiful Poison

    • By: Lydia Kang
    • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 994
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 882
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 877

    Just beyond the Gilded Age, in the mist-covered streets of New York, the deadly Spanish influenza ripples through the city. But with so many victims in her close circle, young socialite Allene questions if the flu is really to blame. All appear to have been poisoned - and every death was accompanied by a mysterious note.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It had potential, but faltered in execution

    • By Constance Jenkins on 01-14-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Impossible Girl

    • By: Lydia Kang
    • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Manhattan, 1850. Born out of wedlock to a wealthy socialite and a nameless immigrant, Cora Lee can mingle with the rich just as easily as she can slip unnoticed into the slums and graveyards of the city. As the only female resurrectionist in New York, she’s carved out a niche procuring bodies afflicted with the strangest of anomalies. Anatomists will pay exorbitant sums for such specimens - dissecting and displaying them for the eager public. Cora’s specialty is not only profitable, it’s a means to keep a finger on the pulse of those searching for her. She’s the girl born with two hearts - a legend among grave robbers and anatomists....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • impossible story

    • By Jlynn on 01-17-19

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Toxic

    • By: Lydia Kang
    • Narrated by: Vikas Adam, Amanda Ronconi
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Hana has grown up hidden by her mother in a secret room of the bioship Cyclo until the day her mother is simply gone - along with the entire crew. Cyclo tells her she was abandoned, but she's certain her mother wouldn't leave her there to die. And Hana isn't ready to die yet. She's never really had a chance to live. Fenn is supposed to die. He and a crew of hired mercenaries are there to monitor Cyclo as she expires, and the payment for the suicide mission will mean Fenn's sister is able to live. But when he meets Hana, he's not sure how to save them both.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The November Girl

    • By: Lydia Kang
    • Narrated by: Piper Goodeve, Cody Roberts
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    I am Anda, and the lake is my mother. I am the November storms that terrify sailors and sink ships. With their deaths, I keep my little island on Lake Superior alive. Hector has come here to hide from his family until he turns 18. Isle Royale is shut down for the winter, and there's no one here but me. And now him. Hector is running from the violence in his life, but violence runs through my veins. I should send him away, to keep him safe. But I'm half human, too, and Hector makes me want to listen to my foolish, half-human heart.

    Regular price: $17.49