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    • The Great Believers

    • By: Rebecca Makkai
    • Narrated by: Michael Crouch
    • Length: 18 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 33
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      5 out of 5 stars 32
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      5 out of 5 stars 32

    In 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for an art gallery in Chicago, is about to pull off an amazing coup, bringing in an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings as a gift to the gallery. Yet as his career begins to flourish, the carnage of the AIDS epidemic grows around him. One by one, his friends are dying, and after his friend Nico's funeral, the virus circles closer and closer to Yale himself. Soon the only person he has left is Fiona, Nico's little sister. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best book for a long time!

    • By jenny b/hudson oh on 07-01-18

    Regular price: $38.50

    • The Hundred-Year House

    • By: Rebecca Makkai
    • Narrated by: Jen Tullock
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 77

    Meet the Devohrs: Zee, a Marxist literary scholar who detests her parents' wealth but nevertheless finds herself living in their carriage house; Gracie, her mother, who claims she can tell your lot in life by looking at your teeth; and Bruce, her step-father, stockpiling supplies for the Y2K apocalypse and perpetually late for his tee time. Then there's Violet Devohr, Zee's great-grandmother, who they say took her own life somewhere in the vast house, and whose massive oil portrait still hangs in the dining room.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great first half, dreary second half

    • By Tammy on 04-29-17

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Borrower

    • By: Rebecca Makkai
    • Narrated by: Emily Bauer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Lucy Hull, a young children’s librarian in Hannibal, Missouri, is unsure where her life is headed. That becomes more than a figure of speech when her favorite patron, ten-year-old Ian Drake, runs away from home and Lucy finds herself in the surprise role of chauffeur. The precocious Ian is addicted to reading, but needs Lucy’s help to smuggle books past his overbearing mother, who has enrolled Ian in weekly antigay classes with celebrity Pastor Bob. Lucy stumbles into a moral dilemma when she finds Ian camped out in the library after hours with a knapsack of provisions and an escape plan.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Voice ruins it

    • By Starshine on 09-19-12

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Hundred-Year House

    • By: Rebecca Makkai
    • Narrated by: Jen Tullock
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The acclaimed author of The Borrower returns with a dazzlingly original, mordantly witty novel about the secrets of an old-money family and their turn-of-the-century estate, Laurelfield. Meet the Devohrs: Zee, a Marxist literary scholar who detests her parents' wealth but nevertheless finds herself living in their carriage house; Gracie, her mother, who claims she can tell your lot in life by looking at your teeth; and Bruce, her stepfather, who is stockpiling supplies for the Y2K apocalypse and perpetually late for his tee time.

    Regular price: $20.65