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    • The Apothecary

    • By: Maile Meloy
    • Narrated by: Cristin Milioti
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220

    It's 1952 and the Scott family has just moved from Los Angeles to London. Here, fourteen-year-old Janie meets a mysterious apothecary and his son, Benjamin Burrows - a fascinating boy who's not afraid to stand up to authority and dreams of becoming a spy. When Benjamin's father is kidnapped, Janie and Benjamin must uncover the secrets of the apothecary's sacred book, the Pharmacopoeia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply Wonderful!!!!!

    • By Joyce on 10-15-11

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Liars and Saints

    • By: Maile Meloy
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    This richly textured novel tells a story of love and loss, sex and longing, and of the deceit that can lie at the heart of family relationships. Set in California, Liars and Saints follows four generations of the Catholic Santerre family from World War II to the present. In a family driven as much by jealousy and propriety as by love, an unspoken tradition of deceit is passed from generation to generation.

    Regular price: $18.17

    • The After-Room

    • The Apothecary Series, Book 3
    • By: Maile Meloy
    • Narrated by: Cristin Milioti
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 35

    It's 1955, and Benjamin Burrows and Janie Scott are trying to live a safe, normal life in America. It's not easy when they have the power to prevent nuclear disaster, and sinister forces are circling. Soon the advice of a mysterious, unscrupulous magician propels Janie and Benjamin into danger and toward the land of the dead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • best book ever

    • By solomon on 12-26-17

    Regular price: $32.20

    • Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It

    • By: Maile Meloy
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter, Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Eleven unforgettable new stories demonstrate the emotional power and the clean, assured style that have earned Meloy praise from critics and devotion from readers and listeners. Propelled by a terrific instinct for storytelling, and concerned with the convolutions of modern love and the importance of place, this collection is about the battlefields—and fields of victory—that exist in seemingly harmless spaces, in kitchens and living rooms and cars.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The beautiful ache of the unattainable

    • By Ryan on 01-16-14

    Regular price: $18.17

    • The Apprentices

    • By: Maile Meloy
    • Narrated by: Cristin Milioti
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    Two years have passed since Janie Scott last saw Benjamin Burrows, the mysterious apothecary's son who stole her heart. On the other side of the world, Benjamin is treating the wounded in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam. When Benjamin discovers that Janie's in trouble, he calls on their friend Pip for help. The three friends are thrown into a desperate chase around the world to find one another, while unraveling the mystery of what threatens them all. Maile Meloy seamlessly weaves together magic and adventure in this breathtaking sequel to The Apothecary.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Adventure Story

    • By ZoeyMomma on 03-11-16

    Regular price: $32.20

    • Do Not Become Alarmed

    • A Novel
    • By: Maile Meloy
    • Narrated by: Maile Meloy
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 373
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 332
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 331

    When Liv and Nora decide to take their families on a holiday cruise, everyone is thrilled. The ship's comforts and possibilities seem infinite. The children - two 11-year-olds, an eight-year-old, and a six-year-old - love the nonstop buffet and the independence they have at the Kids' Club. But when they all go ashore in beautiful Central America, a series of minor misfortunes leads the families farther and farther from the ship's safety. One minute the children are there, and the next they're gone.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good book

    • By M. Kendall on 06-30-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Do Not Become Alarmed

    • By: Maile Meloy
    • Narrated by: Maile Meloy
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    When Liv and Nora decide to take their husbands and children on a holiday cruise, everyone is thrilled. The ship's comforts and possibilities seem infinite. But when they all go ashore in beautiful Central America, a series of minor mishaps lead the families further from the ship's safety. One minute the children are there, and the next they're gone. What follows is a heart-racing story told from the perspectives of the adults and the children, as the distraught parents - now turning on one another and blaming themselves - try to recover their children and their shattered lives.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Selected Shorts

    • Falling in Love
    • By: Rick Bass, Padgett Powell, Laurie Colwin, and others
    • Narrated by: Ted Marcoux, Christina Pickles, Hope Davis, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Selected Shorts: Falling in Love presents a collection of stirring tales of love and longing. Selected Shorts is an award-winning series of classic and contemporary short fiction read by acclaimed actors. The Selected Shorts radio series is a co-production of Symphony Space and WNYC, New York Public Radio, and is heard on public radio stations nationwide.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • all of the selected shorts series are the best

    • By D. Littman on 05-31-09

    Regular price: $19.60

    • Devotion

    • A Rat Story
    • By: Maile Meloy
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    Eleanor is in such a rush to move away from her parents that she allows an imperious realtor to rush her to close on the too-good-to-be-true home without an inspection. Shortly after the house becomes legally hers - with every cent and all of her pride and future tied up in the property - the giant rats show themselves. In the yard, in the kitchen, on her daughter's bed.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • What?

    • By Lani on 06-06-17

    Regular price: $10.50

    • Selected Shorts

    • Wartime Lives
    • By: Tim O'Brien, Maile Meloy, Benjamin Percy, and others
    • Narrated by: Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Kathleen Chalfant, Oskar Eustis
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    What happens to people's lives during times of battle and strife? From the American Revolution to the ongoing war in Iraq, the subject of this collection is how people cope with the dramatic shifts that come with war. Before Independence, a slave fights for freedom by taking up arms for the British; in World War I, a mother goes to the front lines to see her son; and in our time, a teenager in Oregon waits for e-mail from his father in the Middle East.

    Regular price: $19.60

    • Fiction: Unstoppable Voices (2010): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

    • Panel 2103
    • By: Ms. Marianne Wiggins, Ms. Jane Smiley, Ms. Mona Simpson, and others
    • Narrated by: Ms. Susan Straight
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    Regular price: $2.93