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    • Pills and Starships

    • By: Lydia Millet
    • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    In this richly imagined dystopic future brought by global warming, mass human migrations are constant, water and food are scarce, new babies are illegal, and the disintegrating society is run by corporates who feed the people a steady diet of "pharma" to keep them happy. Usually, 17-year-old Nat doesn't let it get her down too much: this, after all, is the life she's used to; and though she is nostalgic for the ancient world she's heard about, she's also realistic, cheerful, and tough. But now her family have come to Hawaii for their parents' Final Week.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Unexpected Pleasure

    • By JGillSt on 05-07-16

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Mermaids in Paradise

    • By: Lydia Millet
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 38

    In this hilarious novel from Pulitzer Prize finalist Lydia Millet, a honeymooning couple makes friends with a marine biologist who discovers genuine mermaids in a coral reef - and who, the next night, apparently drowns in her hotel bathtub. As a resort chain swoops in to corner the market on mermaids, the newlyweds (opinionated, skeptical narrator Deb and handsome online gamer Chip, the world's friendliest man) join forces with other vacationers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Rewarded for hanging in with this one

    • By Pictorama on 12-28-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Fight No More

    • Stories
    • By: Lydia Millet
    • Narrated by: Madeleine Lambert
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    In her first story collection since Love in Infant Monkeys, which became a Pulitzer Prize finalist, Lydia Millet explores what it means to be home. Nina, a lonely real-estate broker estranged from her only relative, is at the center of a web of stories connecting fractured communities and families. She moves through the houses of L.A.'s wealthy and elite and finds men and women both crass and tender, vicious, and desperate. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding in Craft and Content!

    • By Tina on 07-31-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Sweet Lamb of Heaven

    • By: Lydia Millet
    • Narrated by: Lydia Millet
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 71

    When Ned chases Anna and their six-year-old daughter from Alaska to Maine, the two go into hiding in a run-down motel on the coast. As his pursuit of Anna and their child moves from threatening to criminal, Ned begins to alter his wife's world in ways she never could have imagined. This double-edged and satisfying story features a strong female protagonist, a thrilling plot, and a creeping sense of the apocalyptic. Sweet Lamb of Heaven builds to a shattering ending with profound implications for its characters.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing narration and hard to follow

    • By MadsMN on 07-27-16

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Magnificence

    • By: Lydia Millet
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 12

    This stunning novel introduces Susan Lindley, a woman adrift after her husband's death. Suddenly gifted her great uncle's Pasadena mansion, Susan decides to restore his extensive collection of preserved animals, tending to "the fur and feathers, the beaks, the bones and shimmering tails." Meanwhile, a menagerie of uniquely damaged humans - including a cheating husband and a chorus of eccentric elderly women - joins her in residence.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Was there a point?

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-16-12

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Oh Pure and Radiant Heart

    • By: Lydia Millet
    • Narrated by: Cori Samuel
    • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Oh Pure and Radiant Heart plucks the three scientists who were integral to the invention of the atom bomb: Robert Oppenheimer, Leo Szilard, and Enrico Fermi as they watch history's first mushroom cloud rise over the desert on July 16th, 1945... and places them down in modern-day Santa Fe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Don't overlook this!

    • By connie on 03-07-11

    Regular price: $11.19

    • Ghost Lights

    • By: Lydia Millet
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 16

    Hal is a mild-mannered IRS bureaucrat who suspects that his wife is cheating with her younger, more virile coworker. At a drunken dinner party, Hal volunteers to fly to Belize in search of Susan's employer, the protagonist of Lydia Millet's much-lauded novel How the Dead Dream, who has vanished in a tropical jungle, initiating a darkly humorous descent into strange and unpredictable terrain.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • funny?

    • By Sherri on 12-04-11

    Regular price: $17.95