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    • Sex at Dawn

    • How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships
    • By: Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson, Jonathan Davis, Christopher Ryan (Preface)
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,147
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,153
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,139

    Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science - as well as religious and cultural institutions - has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Strawmen and Ad Hominems

    • By Carolyn on 09-18-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 'Twas the Knife Before Christmas

    • A Christmas Tree Farm Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Jacqueline Frost
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    When a body turns up in the dumpster behind Caroline's Cupcakes, Holly White is horrified to learn her best friend, Caroline, is the main suspect. Everyone in town, including Mistletoe, Maine's sheriff, saw Caroline fighting with the victim on the night of his death. Worse, Caroline's fingerprints are all over the murder weapon, a custom-designed marble rolling pin. Now, just 10 days before Christmas, Holly's up to her jingle bells in holiday shenanigans and in desperate need of a miracle. 

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Tending Roses

    • By: Lisa Wingate
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 324
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 297

    When Kate Bowman temporarily moves to her grandmother’s Missouri farm with her husband and baby son, she learns that the lessons that most enrich our lives often come unexpectedly. The family has given Kate the job of convincing Grandma Rose, who’s become increasingly stubborn and forgetful, to move off her beloved land and into a nursing home. But Kate knows such a change would break her grandmother’s heart.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful and uplifting story of living our goodbyes

    • By cathy on 07-04-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Twelve Slays of Christmas

    • A Christmas Tree Farm Mystery
    • By: Jacqueline Frost
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 243

    When Holly White's fiancé cancels their Christmas Eve wedding with less than two weeks to go, Holly heads home with a broken heart. Lucky for her, home in historic Mistletoe, Maine is magical during Christmastime - exactly what the doctor prescribed. Except her plan to drown her troubles in peppermints and snickerdoodles is upended when local grouch and president of the Mistletoe Historical Society, Margaret Fenwick, is bludgeoned and left in the sleigh display at Reindeer Games, Holly's family tree farm.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Delightful Christmas Treat

    • By Beatrice on 10-15-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Call Me Tuesday

    • Based on a True Story
    • By: Leigh Byrne
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 662
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 593
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 590

    At eight years old, Tuesday Storm's childhood is forever lost when the death of her older sister Audrey sends her family spiraling out of control into the darkest of dysfunction. In the wake of the tragedy, Tuesday's mother, distraught and looking for a scapegoat, singles Tuesday out from her siblings to take on the blame for Audrey's death, and then targets her for unspeakable abuse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it, so glad she shared her story.

    • By Olivia Telles on 05-01-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Girl's Guide to Moving On

    • A Novel
    • By: Debbie Macomber
    • Narrated by: Nancy Linari, Allyson Ryan, Debbie Macomber
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 671
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 599
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 592

    When Nichole discovers that her husband, Jake, has been unfaithful, the illusion of her perfect life is indelibly shattered. While juggling her young son, a new job, and volunteer work, Nichole meets Rocco, who is the opposite of Jake in nearly every way. Though blunt spoken and rough around the edges, Rocco proves to be a dedicated father and thoughtful friend. But just as their relationship begins to blossom, Jake wagers everything on winning Nichole back - including their son Owen's happiness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love it!!

    • By Emily on 06-13-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Dashing Through the Snow

    • A Christmas Novel
    • By: Debbie Macomber
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 340
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 311

    Ashley Davison, a graduate student in California, desperately wants to spend the holidays with her family in Seattle. Dashiell Sutherland, a former army intelligence officer, has a job interview in Seattle and must arrive by December 23. Though frantic to book a last-minute flight out of San Francisco, both are out of luck: Every flight is full, and there's only one rental car available. Ashley and Dash reluctantly decide to share the car, but neither anticipates the wild ride ahead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining

    • By Mom of 4 on 11-17-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Fifth Trimester

    • The Working Mom's Guide to Style, Sanity, and Big Success After Baby
    • By: Lauren Smith Brody
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    The first three trimesters (and the fourth - those blurry newborn days) are for the baby, but the fifth trimester is when the working mom is born. No matter what the job or how you define work, you're going to have a lot of questions. When will I go back? How should I manage that initial "I want to quit" attack? Flex time or full time? How can I achieve 50/50 at home with my partner? What's the best option for childcare? Is it possible to look like I slept for eight hours instead of three? And why is there never a convenient space to pump?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Survival guide to mom going back to work

    • By Betsy Caceres on 10-09-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Lost Letter

    • A Novel
    • By: Jillian Cantor
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan, George Newbern, Betsy Struxness, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 981
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 909
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 903

    A historical novel of love and survival inspired by real resistance workers in World War II Austria and the mysterious love letter that connects generations of Jewish families. A heartbreaking, heartwarming story for fans of The Nightingale, Lilac Girls, and Sarah's Key.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally! A Great One!

    • By M. Ryder on 10-27-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Books Can Be Deceiving

    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 257
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 228
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 232

    Lindsey is getting into her groove as the director of the Briar Creek Public Library when a New York editor visits town, creating quite a buzz. Lindsey's friend, Beth, wants to sell the editor her children's book. But Beth's boyfriend, a famous author, gets in the way. When they go to confront him, he's found murdered - and Beth is the prime suspect. Lindsey has to act fast before they throw the book at the wrong person.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By Beatrice on 09-13-15

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Call Me Cockroach

    • Based on a True Story
    • By: Leigh Byrne
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 422
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 393
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 389

    Our prisons and mental hospitals are filled with tragic stories like Tuesday Storm's. Her early childhood was riddled with torturous "games" and violent physical attacks. She was isolated from the rest of her family, locked in an attic with nothing but a bare bed and a bucket for a toilet, and fed just enough to be kept alive. The experts say it's next to impossible to find the soul's light in a dark past like Tuesday's.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The rest of the story...

    • By Dani S. on 07-11-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • How to Be Everything

    • A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don't Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up
    • By: Emilie Wapnick
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 88

    What do you want to be when you grow up? It's a familiar question we're all asked as kids. While seemingly harmless, the question has unintended consequences. It can make you feel like you need to choose one job, one passion, one thing to be about. Guess what? You don't. Having a lot of different interests, projects and curiosities doesn't make you a "jack-of-all-trades, master of none". Your endless curiosity doesn't mean you are broken or flaky.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • GET THIS BOOK

    • By Anonymous User on 03-07-18

    Regular price: $18.24

    • Buried Memories

    • Katie Beers' Story
    • By: Katie Beers, Carolyn Gusoff - co-author
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan, Eileen Stevens
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 331
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 293
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 291

    In 1992, nine-year-old Katie Beers was kidnapped by a family friend and locked in an underground box for 17 days. Katie has now come forward to tell the story that created a national media storm as reporters uncovered the truth about her prekidnapping life of neglect and sexual abuse and the details of her rescue. She shares how this experience and the recent death of her kidnapper, John Esposito, has affected her life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You Can Come Back

    • By Susie on 08-06-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Read It and Weep

    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    Answering Shakespeare trivia comes with the job description for library director Lindsey Norris. But when the Briar Creek Community Theater mounts their newest production of the Bard, she has no intention of leaving the stacks for the stage. Unfortunately a villain is waiting in the wings....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book; good series

    • By Judith on 11-21-15

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Hitting the Books

    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    When a stack of library materials is found at the scene of a hit-and-run, library director Lindsey Norris finds herself dragged into the investigation as the police try to link the driver of the stolen car to the person who borrowed the books. Before Lindsey can delve into the library's records, the victim of the hit-and-run, Theresa Houston, suffers another accident, and the investigation shifts from driver negligence to attempted homicide.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I HAVE MISSED LINDSAY AND SULLY

    • By Debbie Lacey on 09-12-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • How Should a Person Be?

    • By: Sheila Heti
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 37

    Reeling from a failed marriage, Sheila, a 20-something playwright, finds herself unsure of how to live and create. When Margaux, a talented painter and free spirit, and Israel, a sexy and depraved artist, enter her life, Sheila hopes that through close - sometimes too close - observation of her new friend, her new lover, and herself, she might regain her footing in art and life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heti Succeeds by Writing What She Knows

    • By Miranda Friedman on 10-07-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • No One Tells You This

    • A Memoir
    • By: Glynnis MacNicol
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    If the story doesn’t end with marriage or a child, what then? This question plagued Glynnis MacNicol on the eve of her 40th birthday. Despite a successful career as a writer, and an exciting life in New York City, Glynnis was constantly reminded she had neither of the things the world expected of a woman her age: a partner or a baby. She knew she was supposed to feel bad about this. After all, single women and those without children are often seen as objects of pity. Glynnis refused to be cast into either of those roles and yet the question remained: What now?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not quite what I expected.

    • By Cristopher Chingwa on 07-13-18

    Regular price: $18.89

    • Book, Line, and Sinker

    • A Library Lover's Mystery
    • By: Jenn McKinlay
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    Avast in pirate speak means what? Answering tricky reference questions like this one provides plenty of excitement for library director Lindsey Norris. But when a shocking murder is committed in her cozy coastal town of Briar Creek, Connecticut, the question of who did it must be answered before an innocent man gets the book thrown at him....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book

    • By Beatrice on 10-12-15

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Lush

    • A Memoir
    • By: Kerry Cohen
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 7

    When Kerry Cohen reached her early 40s, she realized she had a drinking problem - just enough to blur the edges of her life that had become a monotony of working, carpooling the kids to school, and everyday distractions. What she also realized was that she wasn't the only one. Lush is a gripping memoir that examines Kerry's struggles with alcohol, a struggle that a rising number of middle-aged women are facing. Wonderfully poignant and relatable, Lush follows Kerry as she attempts to rediscover the awe in her life, leaving mistakes, regrets, and the bottle behind her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Read

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-22-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Reborn on the Run

    • My Journey from Addiction to Ultramarathons
    • By: Catra Corbett, Dan England
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Aside from her rock star looks, Catra Corbett is a standout in the running world on her accomplishments alone. And, unbelievably, she's also a former meth addict. After two years of addiction, Catra is busted while selling, and a night in jail is enough to set her straight. She gives up drugs and moves back home with her mother, abandoning her friends, her boyfriend, and the lifestyle that she came to depend on. Her only clean friend pushes her to train for a 10K with him, and surprisingly, she likes it and decides to run her first marathon after that.

    Regular price: $17.49

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