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    • The Silver Linings Playbook

    • A Novel
    • By: Matthew Quick
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,618
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,210
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,210

    During his years in a neural-health facility, Pat Peoples has formulated a theory about silver linings. He believes that his life is a movie produced by God, that his mission is to become physically fit and emotionally supportive, and that if he succeeds, his happy ending will be the return of his estranged wife, Nikki. When Pat goes to live with his parents, everything seems changed: no one will talk to him about Nikki, and his new therapist seems to be recommending adultery as a form of therapy.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • WARNING: FOOTBALL FOOTBALL FOOTBALL!

    • By Jennifer on 03-06-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

    • By: Matthew Quick
    • Narrated by: Noah Galvin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 988
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 904
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 906

    Today is Leonard Peacock's birthday. It is also the day he hides a gun in his backpack. Because today is the day he will kill his former best friend, and then himself, with his grandfather's P-38 pistol. But first he must say good-bye to the four people who matter most to him: his Humphrey Bogart - obsessed next-door neighbor, Walt; his classmate Baback, a violin virtuoso; Lauren, the Christian homeschooler he has a crush on; and Herr Silverman, who teaches the high school's class on the Holocaust.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Required reading for humans

    • By L. Gutman on 08-14-13

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Boy21

    • By: Matthew Quick
    • Narrated by: Ben Lukens
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    Russ has just moved to the neighborhood, and the life of this teen basketball phenom has been turned upside down by tragedy. Cut off from everyone he knows, he won't pick up a basketball, but answers only to the name Boy21 - taken from his former jersey number. As their final year of high school brings these two boys together, a unique friendship may turn out to be the answer they both need.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • So Sad Quick keeps letting me down

    • By Rich0 on 11-22-15

    Regular price: $20.52

    • The Good Luck of Right Now

    • By: Matthew Quick
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 248
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 218
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 217

    For 38 years, Bartholomew Neil has lived with his mother. When she gets sick and dies, he has no idea how to be on his own. His redheaded grief counselor, Wendy, says he needs to find his flock and leave the nest. But how does a man whose whole life has been grounded in his mom, Saturday Mass, and the library learn how to fly? Bartholomew thinks he's found a clue when he discovers a "Free Tibet" letter from Richard Gere hidden in his mother's underwear drawer. In her final days, Mom called him Richard - there must be a cosmic connection.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • AMAZING

    • By JoAnn on 02-17-14

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Love May Fail

    • A Novel
    • By: Matthew Quick
    • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart, Jim Meskimen, Lorna Raver, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 140

    Portia Kane is having a meltdown. After escaping her ritzy Florida life and her cheating pornographer husband, she finds herself back in South Jersey, a place that remains largely unchanged from the years of her unhappy youth. Lost and alone, looking to find the goodness she believes still exists in the world, Portia sets off to save herself by saving someone else - a beloved high school English teacher who has retired after a traumatic incident.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Solid contemporary fiction with a light touch

    • By jennifer on 09-13-15

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Silver Linings Playbook

    • By: Matthew Quick
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    Now a major film starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro.Pat Peoples knows that life doesn’t always go according to plan, but he’s determined to get his back on track. After a stint in a psychiatric hospital, Pat is staying with his parents and trying to live according to his new philosophy: get fit, be nice and always look for the silver lining. Most importantly, Pat is determined to be reconciled with his wife Nikki. Pat’s parents just want to protect him

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The perfect read for a rainy day

    • By Gitte on 05-31-15

    Regular price: $19.18

    • The Reason You're Alive

    • A Novel
    • By: Matthew Quick
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    After 68-year-old David Granger crashes his BMW, medical tests reveal a brain tumor that he readily attributes to his wartime Agent Orange exposure. He wakes up from surgery repeating a name no one in his civilian life has ever heard - that of a Native American soldier whom he was once ordered to discipline. David decides to return something precious he long ago stole from the man he now calls Clayton Fire Bear.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Reasons Why You read

    • By Justin on 07-07-17

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Sorta Like a Rock Star

    • By: Matthew Quick
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Holloway
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    Amber Appleton lives in a bus. Ever since her mom's boyfriend kicked them out, Amber, her mom, and her totally loyal dog, Bobby Big Boy (aka Thrice B) have been camped out in the back of Hello Yellow (the school bus her mom drives). Still, Amber, the self-proclaimed princess of hope and girl of unyielding optimism, refuses to sweat the bad stuff. But when a fatal tragedy threatens Amber's optimism - and her way of life - can Amber continue to be the rock star of hope?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • After being hooked by Silver Linings playbook.....

    • By Brad Zerkel on 04-22-13

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Every Exquisite Thing

    • By: Matthew Quick
    • Narrated by: Vanessa Johansson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Nanette O'Hare is an unassuming teen who has played the role of dutiful daughter, hardworking student, and star athlete for as long as she can remember. But when a beloved teacher gives her his worn copy of The Bugglegum Reaper - a mysterious, out-of-print cult classic - the rebel within Nanette awakens.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • thought provoking - blissfully painful and real<br />

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-31-17

    Regular price: $26.22

    • Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

    • By: Matthew Quick
    • Narrated by: Noah Galvin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    The incredible new novel from the author of Oscar-nominated The Silver Linings Playbook. For fans of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. How would you spend your birthday if you knew it would be your last? Eighteen-year-old Leonard Peacock knows exactly what he'll do. He'll say goodbye. Not to his mum - who he calls Linda because it annoys her - who's moved out and left him to fend for himself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A troubled teenage mind in all its glory

    • By Srishti Gupta on 06-03-17

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Silver Linings

    • By: Matthew Quick
    • Narrated by: Tobias Kluckert
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Eigentlich hat Pat nach seinem Psychiatrie-Aufenthalt nur eins im Sinn: seine Frau Nikki zurückzuerobern. Aber so sehr sie ihn auch beschäftigt, zu Gesicht bekommt er sie nicht. Und dafür gibt es gute Gründe. Stattdessen ist da Tiffany, die Schwägerin seines besten Freundes. Sie ist verwitwet, depressiv, nymphoman und läuft ihm beim Joggen hinterher. So beginnt die skurrile Freundschaft zwischen zwei Außenseitern, die beide fest an ein Happy End im Leben glauben.

    Regular price: $19.49

    • Anstand

    • By: Matthew Quick
    • Narrated by: Volker Lechtenbrink
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Er liebt sein Land, das er nicht mehr versteht. Er hasst die Liberalen. Er schläft nicht ohne seine Waffen. Er ist das Gegenteil von politisch korrekt. Er liebt seine Enkelin Ella über alles. Er hat einen Gehirntumor, für den er das Agent Orange aus dem Vietnamkrieg verantwortlich macht. Er überlebt die Operation. Er nimmt die letzte Chance wahr, sich mit seiner Vergangenheit, seinem Sohn und seinem Erzfeind aus dem Krieg, Clayton Fire Bear, auszusöhnen. Er heißt David Granger, 68 Jahre, Vietnamveteran. Er ist: ein Mann mit Anstand.

    Regular price: $12.90

    • Die Sache mit dem Glück

    • By: Matthew Quick
    • Narrated by: Boris Aljinović
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Bartholomew Niel ist 39 und hat immer bei seiner Mutter gelebt. Als sie plötzlich stirbt, muss er alleine zurechtkommen. Zufällig findet er einen "Befreit Tibet!"-Brief von Richard Gere in der Unterwäscheschublade seiner Mutter. In dem festen Glauben, dass der Schauspieler ihm helfen kann, beginnt Bartholomew, ihm Briefe zu schreiben. Ein Priester in der Glaubenskrise, eine junge Bibliothekarin und ihr katzenliebender Bruder helfen ihm ebenfalls bei seiner Suche nach dem Glück.

    Regular price: $13.21

    • Love May Fail

    • By: Matthew Quick
    • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart, Jim Meskimen, Lorna Raver, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Portia Kane is having a meltdown. After escaping her cheating husband and their posh Florida life, she finds herself transported back home and back to square one. In need of saving herself, she sets out to find and resurrect a beloved high-school English teacher who has retired after a violent incident in the classroom.But she quickly learns that it's not a one-woman job. Luckily she meets a few people on her journey.

    Regular price: $22.71

    • The Reason You're Alive

    • By: Matthew Quick
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    After 68 -year-old David Granger crashes his BMW, medical tests reveal a brain tumor that he readily attributes to his wartime Agent Orange exposure. He wakes up from surgery repeating a name no one in his civilian life has ever heard - that of a Native American soldier whom he was once ordered to discipline. David decides to return something precious he long ago stole from the man he now calls Clayton Fire Bear. It might be the only way to find closure in a world increasingly at odds with the one he served to protect.

    Regular price: $18.11

    • The Good Luck of Right Now

    • By: Matthew Quick
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A funny and tender story about family, friendship, grief, love and...Richard Gere. Bartholomew Neil is thirty-eight and lost. He's lived his whole life, up till a few weeks ago, with his devoted mum, but now she has died Bartholomew has no idea how to be on his own. His grief counsellor, Wendy, says he needs to find his flock and leave the nest. But how does a man whose whole life has been grounded learn how to fly?

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Every Exquisite Thing

    • By: Matthew Quick
    • Narrated by: Christy Meyer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    From Matthew Quick, best-selling author of The Silver Linings Playbook, comes a heartfelt, unconventional and moving novel for readers who love John Green and Annabel Pitcher. Nanette O'Hare is an unassuming teen who has played the role of dutiful daughter, hardworking student and star athlete for as long as she can remember. But when a beloved teacher gives her his worn copy of The Bubblegum Reaper - the mysterious, out-of-print cult-classic - the rebel within Nanette awakens.

    Regular price: $20.65

    • The Good Luck of Right Now

    • By: Matthew Quick
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    For almost four decades, Bartholomew Neil has done nothing but live with his mom. When she begins calling him Richard - for reasons unknown - and then dies, Bartholomew is woefully unprepared.”

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Reason You're Alive

    • A Novel
    • By: Matthew Quick
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    After 68-year-old David Granger crashes his BMW, medical tests reveal a brain tumor that he readily attributes to his wartime Agent Orange exposure. He wakes up from surgery repeating a name no one in his civilian life has ever heard - that of a Native American soldier whom he was once ordered to discipline. David decides to return something precious he long ago stole from the man he now calls Clayton Fire Bear.

    Regular price: $27.37

    • Love May Fail

    • By: Matthew Quick
    • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart, Jim Meskimen, Lorna Raver, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Portia Kane is having a meltdown. After escaping her ritzy Florida life and her cheating pornographer husband, she finds herself transported back to South Jersey, where things remain largely unchanged from her unhappy childhood. In need of saving herself, she sets out to find and resurrect a beloved high school English teacher who has retired after a horrific scandal.

    Regular price: $31.93