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    • Killing Commendatore

    • A Novel
    • By: Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel - translator, Ted Goossen - translator
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 28 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    In Killing Commendatore, a 30-something portrait painter in Tokyo is abandoned by his wife and finds himself holed up in the mountain home of a famous artist, Tomohiko Amada. When he discovers a previously unseen painting in the attic, he unintentionally opens a circle of mysterious circumstances. To close it, he must complete a journey that involves a mysterious ringing bell, a two-foot-high physical manifestation of an Idea, a dapper businessman who lives across the valley, a precocious 13-year-old girl, a Nazi assassination attempt during World War II in Vienna....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Masterpiece and A Good Novel To Start

    • By Elif Kaya on 10-18-18

    Regular price: $42.00

    • The Iliad

    • The Fitzgerald Translation
    • By: Homer, Robert Fitzgerald - translator
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 626
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 585
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 584

    Since it was first published more than 25 years ago, Robert Fitzgerald's prizewinning translation of Homer's battle epic has become a classic in its own right: a standard against which all other versions of The Iliad are compared. Fitzgerald's work is accessible, ironic, faithful, written in a swift vernacular blank verse that "makes Homer live as never before" ( Library Journal).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful

    • By Tad Davis on 10-08-14

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    • The Millennium Series, Book 1
    • By: Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland - translator
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34,135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19,929
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20,001

    Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN

    • By Pamela M on 03-02-09

    Regular price: $24.50

    • One Hundred Years of Solitude

    • By: Gabriel García Márquez, Gregory Rabassa - translator
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,877
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,586
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,593

    One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize-winning career. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. Rich and brilliant, it is a chronicle of life, death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the beautiful, ridiculous, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding Audiobook!

    • By Greg on 02-26-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Meditations

    • By: Marcus Aurelius, George Long - translator, Duncan Steen - translator
    • Narrated by: Duncan Steen
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,019
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,541
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,501

    One of the most significant books ever written by a head of State, the Meditations are a collection of philosophical thoughts by the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180 ce). Covering issues such as duty, forgiveness, brotherhood, strength in adversity and the best way to approach life and death, the Meditations have inspired thinkers, poets and politicians since their first publication more than 500 years ago. Today, the book stands as one of the great guides and companions - a cornerstone of Western thought.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excelent reading of an excellent classic

    • By David on 10-22-16

    Regular price: $20.29

    • 1Q84

    • By: Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin (translator), Philip Gabriel (translator)
    • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett
    • Length: 46 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7,466
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,665
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6,638

    The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.

    A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 - "Q" is for "question mark". A world that bears a question....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I've never read a book quite like this one

    • By Joey on 04-23-12

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Don Quixote

    • Translated by Edith Grossman
    • By: Miguel de Cervantes, Edith Grossman (translator)
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 39 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,678
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,513
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,506

    Sixteenth-century Spanish gentleman Don Quixote, fed by his own delusional fantasies, takes to the road in search of chivalrous adventures. But his quest leads to more trouble than triumph. At once humorous, romantic, and sad, Don Quixote is a literary landmark. This fresh edition, by award-winning translator Edith Grossman, brings the tale to life as never before.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best book ever written?

    • By Erika on 03-12-13

    Regular price: $48.99

    • Homer Box Set: Iliad & Odyssey

    • By: Homer, W. H. D. Rouse - translator
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 25 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,289
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,178
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,177

    Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey are unquestionably two of the greatest epic masterpieces in Western literature. Though more than 2,700 years old, their stories of brave heroics, capricious gods, and towering human emotions are vividly timeless. The Iliad can justly be called the world’s greatest war epic. The terrible and long-drawn-out siege of Troy remains one of the classic campaigns. The Odyssey chronicles the many trials and adventures Odysseus must pass through on his long journey home from the Trojan wars to his beloved wife.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Revisit the Classics

    • By The Kindler on 07-28-16

    Regular price: $18.87

    • The Girl Who Played with Fire

    • The Millennium Series, Book 2
    • By: Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland - translator
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26,807
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16,066
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,081

    Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to publish a story exposing an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government. On the eve of publication, the two reporters responsible for the story are brutally murdered.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • addicted

    • By Cynthia on 05-12-10

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Robert Fagles - translator
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,959
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,672
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,662

    The great adventure story tells of Odysseus, a veteran of the Trojan War, who - through a landscape peopled with monsters, sea nymphs, evil enchantresses, and vengeful gods - makes his tortuous way home to his faithful wife, Penelope. Shipwrecked numerous times, faced with apparently insurmountable obstacles, offered the temptations of ease, comfort, and even immortality, Odysseus remains steadfast and determined. Themes of courage and perseverance, fidelity and fortitude.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fagles yes, McKellen yes, Production NO!

    • By Vic on 06-13-14

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Brothers Karamazov [Naxos AudioBooks Edition]

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Constantine Gregory
    • Length: 37 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,320
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,157
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,159

    Fyodor Dostoyevsky is a titanic figure among the world's great authors, and The Brothers Karamazov is often hailed as his finest novel. A masterpiece on many levels, it transcends the boundaries of a gripping murder mystery to become a moving account of the battle between love and hate, faith and despair, compassion and cruelty, good and evil.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Spiritual and Philosophical Tour-de-Force

    • By Rich on 02-27-16

    Regular price: $58.80

    • Crime and Punishment

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett (translator)
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 20 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,979
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,702
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,708

    In this intense detective thriller instilled with philosophical, religious, and social commentary, Dostoevsky studies the psychological impact upon a desperate and impoverished student when he murders a despicable pawnbroker, transgressing moral law to ultimately "benefit humanity".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful reading, disturbing book

    • By Tad Davis on 11-03-08

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

    • The Millennium Series, Book 3
    • By: Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland - translator
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 20 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25,789
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15,407
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,426

    Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect.

    • By B.J. on 06-15-10

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Siddhartha

    • By: Hermann Hesse, Gunther Olesch - translator, Anke Dreher - translator, and others
    • Narrated by: David Cross
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    In Siddhartha, Herman Hesse conveys a very profound message for all those who seek meaning in their lives. Though set in India, the concerns of Siddhartha are universal, expressing Hesse's general interest in the conflict between mind, body, and spirit. It is a story of a Brahmin boy who follows his heart and ventures out into the world to experience life as a pious Brahmin, a Samana, a rich merchant, a lover, and ordinary ferryman to a father - each life bringing a new awakening, bringing him closer to the truth until he is finally one with Buddha.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not THAT David Cross

    • By OrangeCounty on 02-09-18

    Regular price: $6.96

    • The Dark Forest

    • By: Cixin Liu, Joel Martinsen - translator
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 22 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,854
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,439
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,432

    This near-future trilogy is the first chance for English-speaking listeners to experience this multiple-award-winning phenomenon from Cixin Liu, China's most beloved science fiction author. In The Dark Forest, Earth is reeling from the revelation of a coming alien invasion - in just four centuries' time. The aliens' human collaborators may have been defeated, but the presence of the sophons, the subatomic particles that allow Trisolaris instant access to all human information, means that Earth's defense plans are totally exposed to the enemy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-25-15

    Regular price: $42.52

    • Hippie

    • By: Paulo Coelho, Eric M. B. Becker - translator
    • Narrated by: Graham Halstead
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    Drawing on the rich experience of his own life, best-selling author Paulo Coelho takes us back in time to re-live the dreams of a generation that longed for peace and dared to challenge the established social order. In Hippie, he tells the story of a young Brazilian man, Paulo, and Karla, a Dutch woman in her twenties, who share a journey of self-discovery aboard the Magic Bus, as it travels from Amsterdam to Kathmandu in 1970. Paulo Coelho interweaves adventure, philosophy, and the true stories of his own life to give listeners an essential audiobook for our time.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tells It Like It Was

    • By Carl on 10-13-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • A River in Darkness

    • One Man's Escape from North Korea
    • By: Masaji Ishikawa, Risa Kobayashi - translator, Martin Brown - translator
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,283
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,079
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,076

    Half-Korean, half-Japanese, Masaji Ishikawa has spent his whole life feeling like a man without a country. This feeling only deepened when his family moved from Japan to North Korea when Ishikawa was just 13 years old. His father, himself a Korean national, was lured to the new Communist country by false promises of abundant work and a higher station in society. In this memoir translated from the original Japanese, Ishikawa candidly recounts his tumultuous upbringing and the brutal 36 years he spent living under a crushing totalitarian regime.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Heartbreaking

    • By C. F. Gagnon on 05-31-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Ball Lightning

    • By: Cixin Liu, Joel Martinsen - translator
    • Narrated by: Feodor Chin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250

    When Chen’s parents are incinerated before his eyes by a blast of ball lightning, he devotes his life to cracking the secret of the mysterious natural phenomenon. His search takes him to stormy mountaintops, an experimental military weapons lab, and an old Soviet science station. The more he learns, the more he comes to realize that ball lightning is just the tip of a new frontier in particle physics. Although Chen’s quest provides a purpose for his life, his reasons for chasing his elusive quarry come into conflict with soldiers and scientists who have motives of their own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent read.

    • By SRS on 08-23-18

    Regular price: $35.69

    • Musashi

    • By: Eiji Yoshikawa, Charles S. Terry - translator
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 53 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    The classic samurai novel about the real exploits of the most famous swordsman. Miyamoto Musashi becomes a reluctant hero to a host of people whose lives he has touched and by whom he has been touched. Inevitably, he has to pit his skill against the naked blade of his greatest rival.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great book with a great narrator

    • By Gerardo Ruiz Jr on 09-15-18

    Regular price: $52.47

    • Death's End

    • By: Cixin Liu, Ken Liu - translator
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 28 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,804
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,480
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,475

    Half a century after the Doomsday Battle, the uneasy balance of Dark Forest Deterrence keeps the Trisolaran invaders at bay. Earth enjoys unprecedented prosperity due to the infusion of Trisolaran knowledge. With human science advancing daily and the Trisolarans adopting Earth culture, it seems that the two civilizations will soon be able to coexist peacefully as equals, without the terrible threat of mutually assured annihilation. But the peace has also made humanity complacent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fermi paradox meets first contact.

    • By John S. Robinson on 10-01-16

    Regular price: $37.79

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