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    • The Dante Club

    • By: Matthew Pearl
    • Narrated by: John Siedman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 355
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 206
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 210

    In 1865 Boston, the members of the Dante Club, poets and Harvard professors Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, and James Russell Lowell, along with publisher J. T. Fields, are finishing America's first translation of The Divine Comedy and preparing to unveil Dante's remarkable visions to the New World.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • highbrow suspense

    • By Pattio on 02-28-07

    Regular price: $39.93

    • The Dante Chamber

    • By: Matthew Pearl
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Memories, fears, the fog of nightmares... Five years after a series of Dante-inspired killings stunned Boston, a politician is found in a London park with his neck crushed by an enormous stone device etched with a verse from the Divine Comedy. When other shocking deaths erupt across the city, all in the style of the penances Dante memorialized in Purgatory, poet Christina Rossetti fears her missing brother, the artist and writer Dante Gabriel Rossetti, will be the next victim.

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Poe Shadow

    • By: Matthew Pearl
    • Narrated by: Erik Singer
    • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Baltimore, 1849. The body of Edgar Allan Poe has been buried in an unmarked grave. Everyone seems to accept the conclusion that Poe was a second-rate writer who met a disgraceful end, except for a young Baltimore lawyer named Quentin Clark, an ardent admirer who puts his own career and reputation at risk in a crusade to salvage Poe's.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Two hours too long

    • By Cynthia K on 06-17-06

    Regular price: $39.93

    • Company Eight

    • By: Matthew Pearl
    • Narrated by: Matthew Pearl
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In the annals of American firefighting, the early 1800s were a dark time. Volunteer fire companies operated less as public servants and more as rival gangs: defying city regulations, extorting money from victims, sabotaging other companies to put out fires first, or letting them burn out of pure spite. Willard Sears, a Boston builder and abolitionist, set out to change all that with a vision for a fire company that would bring professionalism to a field laced with corruption and violence.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Technologists

    • A Novel
    • By: Matthew Pearl
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 162

    The Civil War may be over but a new war has begun, one between the past and the present, tradition and technology. On a former marshy wasteland, the daring Massachusetts Institute of Technology is rising, its mission to harness science for the benefit of all and to open the doors of opportunity to everyone of merit. But in Boston Harbor a fiery cataclysm throws commerce into chaos, as ships’ instruments spin inexplicably out of control. Soon after, another mysterious catastrophe devastates the heart of the city.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story ruined by poor reading

    • By Stephen feinstone on 03-18-12

    Regular price: $33.60

    • The Last Dickens

    • A Novel
    • By: Matthew Pearl
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    In his most enthralling novel yet, the critically acclaimed author Matthew Pearl reopens one of literary history's greatest mysteries. The Last Dickens is a tale filled with the dazzling twists and turns, the unerring period details, and the meticulous research that thrilled readers of the best sellers The Dante Club and The Poe Shadow.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What A Gem!

    • By Barbara K. on 04-03-09

    Regular price: $35.93

    • The Last Bookaneer

    • A Novel
    • By: Matthew Pearl
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance, J.D. Jackson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39

    A golden age of publishing on the verge of collapse. For a hundred years, loose copyright laws and a hungry reading public created a unique opportunity: Books could be published without an author's permission with extraordinary ease. Authors gained fame but suffered financially - Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson, to name a few - but publishers reaped enormous profits while readers got their books on the cheap.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WOW! This book is great!

    • By Laura on 05-28-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Dante Club

    • By: Matthew Pearl
    • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    In Pearl's stunning debut, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes and James Russell Lowell join forces to catch a serial killer whose gruesome murders are modeled on the torturous punishments of Dante's Hell. "Absorbing and dramatic...Pearl has proven himself a master." ( Library Journal)

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Join the club

    • By Pamela on 04-08-03

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Ginnifer

    • By: Matthew Pearl
    • Narrated by: Graham Halstead
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    A man convicted of murdering his wife finds an unlikely champion in this short story by the best-selling author of The Dante Club. Our narrator is a man convicted of first-degree murder with only one person on his side: Ginnifer. After seeing him on TV and becoming obsessed with the case, Ginnifer devotes herself to overturning his sentence. Eventually Ginnifer's friendship turns into something more - but the closer they become, the more the relationship turns into a prison of its own.

    Regular price: $4.54

    • The Poe Shadow

    • By: Matthew Pearl
    • Narrated by: Erik Singer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Baltimore, 1849. The body of Edgar Allan Poe has been buried in an unmarked grave. Everyone seems to accept the conclusion that Poe was a second-rate writer who met a disgraceful end, except for a young Baltimore lawyer named Quentin Clark, an ardent admirer who puts his own career and reputation at risk in a crusade to salvage Poe's.

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Little Gentleman

    • By: Philippa Pearce, Matthew Pearl
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    One day old Mr. Franklin asks Bet to go out to the field and read aloud from a book about earthworms. Why? Who is listening? Soon, Bet becomes the most trusted friend of her listener, who turns out to be a bewitched mole.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a Treasure

    • By S. Wells on 07-31-09

    Regular price: $16.95