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    • METAtropolis

    • By: Jay Lake, Tobias Buckell, Elizabeth Bear, and others
    • Narrated by: Michael Hogan, Scott Brick, Kandyse McClure, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,750
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 955
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 970

    Armed camps of eco-survivalists battle purveyors of technology in this exclusive, original production featuring five sci-fi masters and five all-star narrators.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating stories

    • By Karen on 11-08-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

    • By: David Foster Wallace
    • Narrated by: David Foster Wallace, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Cerveris, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 342
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264

    David Foster Wallace made an art of taking readers into places no other writer even gets near. In his exuberantly acclaimed collection, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, he combines hilarity and an escalating disquiet in stories that astonish, entertain, and expand our ideas of the pleasures that fiction can afford.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • This is ABRIDGED

    • By Mark on 09-26-09

    Regular price: $19.38

    • Day of Tears

    • A Novel in Dialogue
    • By: Julius Lester
    • Narrated by: Sisi Aisha Johnson, Lizan Mitchell, Marc D. Johnson, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    As did his father before him, Pierce Butler treats his plantation slaves like family. But massive gambling debts force him to sell 429 “family” members. When the auction begins, torrential rain falls - not stopping until the final slave is sold the next day. The ominous rainfall prompts these words: “This ain’t rain. This is God’s tears.” Based on the largest slave auction in U.S. history, this poignant montage is the fictionalized account of that 1859 Georgia tragedy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It amazing, it so sad it made me cry like 5 times

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-15-17

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Pythons

    • Autobiography by the Pythons
    • By: Bob McCabe, John Cleese, Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Bob McCabe, John Cleese, Michael Palin
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    Over thirty years ago, a group of five Englishmen and one wayward American re-wrote the rules of comedy. Monty Python's Flying Circus, an unheralded collection of sketches, hilarities, inanities and animations first appeared on the BBC late one night in 1969. Its impact on the world has been felt ever since.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Lots of fun

    • By G on 01-14-04

    Regular price: $14.60

    • To Hold the Bridge

    • By: Garth Nix
    • Narrated by: Nicola Barber, Raphael Corkhill, Roger Wayne, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 135

    Garth Nix is renowned for his legendary fantasy works, but To Hold the Bridge showcases his versatility, as the collection offers 19 short stories from every genre of literature, including science fiction, paranormal, realistic fiction, mystery, and adventure. Whether writing about vampires, detectives, ancient spirits, or odd jobs, Garth Nix's ability to pull his readers into new worlds is extraordinary.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Decent

    • By Sara on 09-11-18

    Regular price: $33.08

    • The Declaration of Independence

    • By: Thomas Jefferson
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14

    On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence announced that the 13 American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as 13 newly independent sovereign states, and no longer a part of the British Empire. Instead they formed a new nation - the United States of America. Narrated by John W. Michaels, a must listen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Should have done this a long time ago!

    • By Farmer's wife on 07-12-16

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Julius Caesar: The Arkangel Shakespeare

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Michael Feast, John Bowe, Adrian Lester
    • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 77

    At the heart of this tragic history is one of Shakespeare's most noble characters, the statesman Brutus, who is caught in a devastating conflict between private affection and public duty.

    Julius Caesar has become the most powerful man in the Rome. Does his power now threaten the very existence of the Republic itself? A conspiracy is hatched, one that will have fatal consequences not only for Caesar and the conspirators but for the future history of the ancient world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting!

    • By 1624 on 06-15-15

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Guys Read: Funny Business

    • By: Jon Scieszka, Mac Barnett, Eoin Colfer, and others
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman, Kate DiCamillo, John Keating, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    Funny Business is based around the theme of - what else? - humor, and if you’re familiar with Jon and the Guys Read Library, you already know what you’re in store for: 10 hilarious stories from some of the funniest writers around. Before you’re through, you’ll meet a teenage mummy; a kid desperate to take a dip in the world’s largest pool of chocolate milk; a homicidal turkey; parents who hand over their son’s room to a biker; and more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome super funny

    • By sacha on 10-03-16

    Regular price: $22.81

    • The Flame

    • Poems and Notebooks
    • By: Leonard Cohen
    • Narrated by: Margaret Atwood, Rodney Crowell, John Doe, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    Just weeks before his death in late 2016, Leonard Cohen told The New Yorker that he was ready for the end to come. He just wanted enough time to put his last book in order. Fortunately, that time was granted. The Flame is Cohen’s eloquent farewell, a valedictory collection of lyrics and poems that maps his singular creative journey. As noted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s citation, “For six decades, Leonard Cohen revealed his soul to the world through poetry and song - his deep and timeless humanity touching our very core.”

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Last Looks

    • A Novel
    • By: Howard Michael Gould
    • Narrated by: John Michael Higgins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    There are run-of-the-mill eccentric Californians, and then there's former detective Charlie Waldo. Waldo, a onetime LAPD superstar, now lives in solitude deep in the woods. He has left behind his career and his girlfriend, Lorena, to pay self-imposed penance for an awful misstep on an old murder case. But the old ghosts are about to come roaring back. Waldo agrees to look into the death of Alastair Pinch's wife. But after such a long time away from both civilization and sleuthing, Waldo must navigate complicated webs of ego and deceit to clear Alastair's name... or confirm his guilt. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Reading of a Fun Mystery

    • By Kristin H. on 08-31-18

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Great Poets: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    • By: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    • Narrated by: Michael Sheen, John Moffatt, Sarah Woodward, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge, in collaboration with his friend, William Wordsworth, revolutionized English poetry. In 1798 they produced their Lyrical Ballads, poems of imagination and reflection using "the language of men" - pointing the way forward for a generation of Romantic poets.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another jewel of my poetry collection

    • By ESK on 10-17-12

    Regular price: $7.00

    • And the Sun Stood Still

    • By: Dava Sobel
    • Narrated by: Robert Foxworth, John Vickery, Kate Steele, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Dava Sobel's thoughtful play brings to life the story of Nicolaus Copernicus, the Renaissance astronomer and mathematician who proposed the heliocentric model of the universe in which the sun stands at the center. Plagued by self-doubt and threatened by religious censure, Copernicus resisted the publication of his work until just before his death in 1543.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • the best part was the Q&A at the end

    • By Paige on 12-15-16

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Tom Swift and his Air Scout

    • Uncle Sam's Mastery of the Sky
    • By: Victor Appleton
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In this episode, our hero Tom Swift, perfects a noiseless aeroplane able to cross enemy lines in a silent single bound without detection. Of course spies and evil scoundrels attempt to steal Tom's secrets, even going so far as to kidnap Mr. Nestor. Stay tuned to learn how Tom overcomes the forces of evil to save his girlfriend Mary's father and of more.

    Regular price: $9.07

    • Tom Swift Among the Firefighters

    • Battling Flames in the Air
    • By: Victor Appleton
    • Narrated by: John Michaels
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A blaze breaks out in a fireworks factory near Tom Swift's home, but the fire is even closer to his sweetheart, Mary Nestor's house. Tom and his chum and faithful companion Ned Newton rush to extinguish the conflagration and help rescue victims. Tom and Ned rescue a scientist and chemist who becomes one of the subplots of this thrilling tale of yesteryear. The main plot of the story is based on an idea that strikes Tom as he is fighting the fire: Why not invent an aerial firefighting apparatus? It is this invention that nearly blinds Eradicate, but ultimately sends Tom to rescue Mary Nestor.

    Regular price: $9.07

    • Blackbird House

    • By: Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated by: John Lee, Xe Sands, Amy Rubinate, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 128

    In a rare and gorgeous departure, beloved novelist Alice Hoffman weaves a web of tales, all set in Blackbird House. This small farm on the outer reaches of Cape Cod is a place that is as bewitching and alive as the characters we meet. These interconnected narratives are as intelligent as they are haunting, as luminous as they are unusual. Inside Blackbird House more than a dozen men and women learn how love transforms us and how it is the one lasting element in our lives.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • short stories

    • By Kristina on 08-10-17

    Regular price: $21.68

    • The E-Myth Insurance Store

    • Why Most Insurance Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
    • By: Michael E. Gerber, John K. Rost
    • Narrated by: Michael E. Gerber, John K. Rost
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Running a successful insurance business is a juggling act. You need expertise in your area of insurance to provide services to clients. You also need the know-how to run a small business. You’ve probably been well prepared by your education or experience for the technical ins and outs of an insurance business.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Wow What a Let Down!!!!

    • By ducatista01 on 03-27-14

    Regular price: $20.29

    • The Raven

    • The Florentine, Book 1
    • By: Sylvain Reynard
    • Narrated by: John Michael Morgan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 487
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 456
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 454

    Raven Wood spends her days at Florence's Uffizi gallery restoring Renaissance art. But an innocent walk home after an evening with friends changes her life forever. When she intervenes in the senseless beating of a homeless man, his attackers turn on her, dragging her into an alley. Raven is only semiconscious when their assault is interrupted by a cacophony of growls followed by her attackers' screams.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A romantic vampire love story

    • By Katherine on 01-31-16

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Thing in the Forest

    • By: Bernard Capes
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    What sort of sin could a priest commit that would force him to spend the rest of his existence as a werewolf? A village priest by day, but forced to haunt a Hungarian forest at night. The newly wedded wife of a woodsman befriends the fiend, but now has her sin become as great as the cursed priest?

    Regular price: $4.99

    • 21st Century Dead

    • A Zombie Anthology
    • By: Christopher Golden (editor), Amber Benson, S. G. Browne, and others
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Cassandra Campbell, Bernadette Dunne, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 70

    The Stoker Award-winning editor of the acclaimed, eclectic anthology The New Dead returns with 21st Century Dead and an all-new lineup of authors from every corner of the fiction world, shining a dark light on our fascination with tales of death and resurrection—and with zombies!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining Twists on Zombie Trope

    • By Nichole K on 07-07-15

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Classics of Childhood, Volume One

    • Classic Stories and Tales Read by Celebrities
    • By: Blackstone Audio
    • Narrated by: Michael York, Sandy Duncan, John Ritter, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    This collection of children’s stories offers a mix of some best-loved tales as well as newer favorites. Included are “Puss in Boots”, read by Robby Benson; “A Day at Santa’s Workshop”, read by Betty White; “Elfis, the Elf Who Saved Christmas”, read by Brian Austin Green; “Jack and the Beanstalk”, read by John Ritter; “Peter Pan”, read by Sandy Duncan; and “The Wild Swans” and “The Elves and the Shoemaker”, both read by Michael York.

    Regular price: $17.47

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