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    • Born to Be Posthumous

    • The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey
    • By: Mark Dery
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The definitive biography of Edward Gorey, the eccentric master of macabre nonsense. From The Gashlycrumb Tinies to The Doubtful Guest, Edward Gorey's wickedly funny and deliciously sinister little books have influenced our culture in innumerable ways, from the works of Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman to Lemony Snicket. Some even call him the Grandfather of Goth. An eccentric, a gregarious recluse, an enigmatic auteur of whimsically morbid masterpieces, yes - but who was the real Edward Gorey behind the Oscar Wildean pose?

    Regular price: $29.65

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    • Why You Get More Done When You Work Less
    • By: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 235

    Overwork is the new normal. Rest is something to do when the important things are done - but they are never done. Looking at different forms of rest, from sleep to vacation, Silicon Valley futurist and business consultant Alex Soojung-Kim Pang dispels the myth that the harder we work the better the outcome. He combines rigorous scientific research with a rich array of examples of writers, painters, and thinkers - from Darwin to Stephen King - to challenge our tendency to see work and relaxation as antithetical.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Lots of talking but nothing is said

    • By gingerbread1 on 03-09-18
    • Why You Get More Done When You Work Less
    • By: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Release date: 12-05-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 277 ratings

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Book of Disquiet

    • By: Fernando Pessoa
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 12
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    Assembled from notes and jottings left unpublished at the time of the author’s death, The Book of Disquiet is a collection of aphoristic prose-poetry musings on dreams, solitude, time and memory. Credited to Pessoa’s alter ego, Bernardo Soares, who chronicles his contemplations in this so-called "factless" autobiography, the work is a journey of one man’s soul and, by extension, of all human souls that allow their minds and hearts to roam far and free.

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Never Cry Wolf

    • By: Farley Mowat
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 216

    More than half a century ago, the naturalist Farley Mowat accepted an assignment to investigate why wolves were killing Arctic caribou. Mowat’s account of the summer he lived in the frozen tundra alone – studying the wolf population and developing a deep affection for these wild creatures (who were no threat to caribou or man) – is today celebrated as a classic of nature writing, at once a tale of remarkable adventure and an indelible record of the myths and magic of wolves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful

    • By Billy on 12-19-11

    Regular price: $20.29

    • United States of Japan

    • By: Peter Tieryas
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 200
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 189
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      4 out of 5 stars 189

    United States of Japan is set in a gripping alternate history where the Japanese Empire rules over America with huge robots. Is resistance possible in the form of subversive video games? Decades ago, Japan won the Second World War. Americans worship their infallible emperor, and nobody believes that Japan's conduct in the war was anything but exemplary. Nobody, that is, except the George Washingtons, a group of rebels fighting for freedom.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • FLESH PHONE

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 05-19-16

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Flowers for Algernon

    • By: Daniel Keyes
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
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      5 out of 5 stars 84
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    Charlie Gordon, a floor sweeper born with an unusually low IQ, has been chosen as the perfect subject for an experimental surgery that doctors hope will increase his intelligence - a procedure that has been highly successful when tested on a lab mouse named Algernon. All Charlie wants is to be smart and have friends, but the treatment turns him into a genius. Then Algernon begins to fade. What will become of Charlie? Read by Adam Sims.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The most dynamic character ever.

    • By Knut on 11-07-17

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Give and Take

    • By: Adam Grant
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    The motivations behind today's most successful leaders and entrepreneurs come to a simple yet decisive explanation: there are people who give, people who take, people who match and people who fake. Our world is filled with these givers, takers, matchers and fakers. Amazingly, those who succeed (not only personally but for their clients and companies) don't take or match. They give. (Although they're not necessarily philanthropic.)

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • INFP Leaders

    • By Sacha Khoh on 10-02-18

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Still Life

    • Chief Inspector Gamache Book 1
    • By: Louise Penny
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 166
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
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      4 out of 5 stars 156

    The discovery of a dead body in the woods on Thanksgiving Weekend brings Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his colleagues from the Surete du Quebec to a small village in the Eastern Townships. Gamache cannot understand why anyone would want to deliberately kill well-loved artist Jane Neal, especially any of the residents of Three Pines - a place so free from crime it doesn't even have its own police force.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worried for nothing!

    • By bg on 03-28-16

    Regular price: $19.18

    • After the Quake

    • Stories
    • By: Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas, Teresa Gallagher, Adam Sims
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 88
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    The six stories in Haruki Murakami’s mesmerizing collection are set at the time of the catastrophic 1995 Kobe earthquake, when Japan became brutally aware of the fragility of its daily existence. But the upheavals that afflict Murakami’s characters are even deeper and more mysterious, emanating from a place where the human meets the inhuman.

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Silent Hall

    • The Godserfs, Book 1
    • By: N. S. Dolkart
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Five bedraggled refugees and a sinister wizard awaken a dragon and defy the gods. After their homeland is struck with a deadly plague, five refugees cross the continent searching for answers. Instead they find Psander, a wizard whose fortress is invisible to the gods and who is willing to sacrifice anything to keep the knowledge of the wizards safe. With Psander as their patron, the refugees cross the mountains, brave the territory of their sworn enemies, confront a hostile ocean and even traverse the world....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great fantasy

    • By Seattle blues on 10-18-18

    Regular price: $23.75

    • The Tenderness of Wolves

    • By: Stef Penney
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims, Sally Armstrong
    • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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    Canada, 1867. A young murder suspect flees across the snowy wilderness. Tracking him is what passes for the law in this frontier land: trappers, sheriffs, traders and the suspect's own mother, desperate to clear his name. As the party pushes further from civilisation, hidden purposes and old obsessions are revealed. One is seeking long-lost daughters, another a fortune in stolen furs; yet another is chasing rumours of a lost Native American culture. 

    Regular price: $27.27

    • Sputnik Sweetheart

    • By: Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 232
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
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      4 out of 5 stars 214

    Haruki Murakami, the internationally best-selling author of Norwegian Wood and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, plunges us into an urbane Japan of jazz bars, coffee shops, Jack Kerouac, and the Beatles to tell this story of a tangled triangle of uniquely unrequited loves.

    >A college student, identified only as "K" falls in love with his classmate, Sumire. But devotion to an untidy writerly life precludes her from any personal commitments until she meets Miu, an older and much more sophisticated businesswoman.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lonely?

    • By Bulent Basaran on 11-10-16

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Thirteen

    • By: Steve Cavanagh
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Hollywood actor Robert Soloman stands accused of stabbing his wife and her lover, but he is pleading that he had nothing to do with it. This is the trial of the century, and the defence want Eddie Flynn on their team. The biggest case Eddie has ever tried before, he decides to take it on despite the overwhelming evidence that Robert is guilty. As the trial starts, Eddie becomes sure of Robert's innocence, but there's something else he is even more sure of - that there is something sinister going on in the jury box.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Mending_Echoes on 09-30-18

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Plea

    • A Novel
    • By: Steve Cavanagh
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    When billionaire David Child is arrested for the murder of his girlfriend, Clara, the FBI believes they can get him to testify and take down a huge money-laundering scheme. Con-artist-turned-lawyer Eddie Flynn is given the job: persuade David to plead guilty and give the agents the evidence they need. If Eddie can’t get David to take a plea bargain, the FBI has incriminating files on Eddie’s wife - and will send her to jail. But David insists that he didn’t murder anyone.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Better than the first

    • By fun game on 11-20-18

    Regular price: $25.51

    • The Defense

    • A Novel
    • By: Steve Cavanagh
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 105
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
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      4 out of 5 stars 98

    Former con artist turned lawyer Eddie Flynn gave up the law a year ago after a disastrous case, and he vowed never to step foot in a courtroom again. But now he doesn't have a choice. The head of the Russian mob in New York City, on trial for murder, has kidnapped Eddie's 10-year-old daughter: Eddie has to take this case whether he likes it or not.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is a page turner!

    • By Karla on 06-25-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Sputnik Sweetheart

    • By: Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    Sputnik Sweetheart is his ninth novel, written in 1999, and tells the story of a young woman - Sumire, an aspiring writer - who falls in love with an older, successful businesswoman and wine expert, Miu. Their relationship is told through the eyes of Sumire's close (male) friend. It is a curious, mysterious tale, told with the compassion and quirkiness that is the hallmark of Murakami's writing. Translated from Japanese to English by Philip Gabriel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stunning story and narration.

    • By Raven on 08-14-17

    Regular price: $29.39

    • A Trick of the Light

    • By: Louise Penny
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    In the green depths of spring, morning breaks on a woman splayed in a bed of flowers - her eyes wide, her neck broken. Her death is a mystery; so is the woman herself. But as Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his team peer into the dark corners of the victim's past, they expose a secret that rots at the very heart of their community - a secret that will implicate someone they've trusted for years. And as Gamache knows too well, in the flickering shadows of death, the truth may be just a trick of the light.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Book - A Trick of the light

    • By Rhonda on 07-02-12

    Regular price: $18.11

    • Washington Square

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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    Washington Square tells the poignant and gently comic story of Catherine Sloper, a sweet and unassuming young heiress, and her fortune-seeking suitor Morris Townsend. Set in New York City during the 1840s, the story follows Ms. Sloper's conflicts with her concerned father, who attempts to thwart Mr. Townsend, and her busybody aunt, who encourages the attachment. But amid all the duplicity and folly, Ms. Sloper slowly grows towards independence and maturity, and begins to make her own decisions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What??

    • By fabiola on 01-09-17

    Regular price: $29.39

    • World War Z

    • By: Max Brooks
    • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland, Rupert Farley, Nigel Pilkington, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 463
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 431

    The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched firsthand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living - or at least the undead - hell of that dreadful time.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A pity the unabridged version is inferior

    • By RaisinGirl on 05-20-13

    Regular price: $20.72

    • A Fatal Grace

    • Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 2
    • By: Louise Penny
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    Winter in Three Pines, and the sleepy village is carpeted in snow. It's a time of peace and goodwill - until a scream pierces the biting air. A spectator at the annual Boxing Day curling match has been fatally electrocuted. Despite the large crowd, there are no witnesses and - apparently - no clues. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache discovers a history of secrets and enemies in the dead woman's past.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great story. Voice annoying.

    • By minh on 09-03-18

    Regular price: $19.62

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