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    • Dying to Get Married

    • The Courtship and Murder of Julie Miller Bulloch
    • By: Ellen Harris
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    Dying to Get Married is a modern day morality tale of the perversion of an American dream. Julie Miller was a successful executive, who, through a newspaper ad, met who she thought was "Mr. Right". Little did she know that he had a violent past and a predisposition for bizarre sexual rituals.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • interesting story that pulls in St. Louis & murder

    • By Heidi S Moore on 01-17-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Ladies' Paradise

    • By: Emile Zola
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 66

    Country girl Denise Baudu arrives in Paris hoping for a position in her uncle's clothing shop. However, her uncle's shop, along with other small shops in the area, is doing poorly. This is due to the large store across the street - The Ladies' Paradise - which is swallowing up the small specialty stores by offering 'one-stop shopping' at discounted prices. 19th Century Paris is experiencing the dawn of the department store. Despite her loyalty to her uncle, Denise is drawn to the progressive Ladies' Paradise and it's owner, the driven but charismatic Monsieur Mouret.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • rich and layered use of description

    • By Gaele on 04-15-14

    Regular price: $18.86

    • American Empress

    • The Life and Times of Marjorie Merriweather Post
    • By: Nancy Rubin Stuart
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

     American Empress is the best-selling history of the dramatic life of heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, daughter of breakfast-cereal magnate C.W. Post, founder of the Postum Cereal Company. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quite a life...

    • By Cecilia Barther on 03-08-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Murder in My Hometown

    • By: Rebecca Morris
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    On a fall evening in Corvallis, Oregon, in 1967, 17-year-old Dick Kitchel, a senior at the high school, disappeared after attending a party. Ten days later, his body was spotted by two children as it floated down the Willamette River. He had been beaten and strangled. Now, nearly 50 years later, a classmate, New York Times best-selling author Rebecca Morris, returns to her hometown to write about how the murder changed the town and the lives of Dick Kitchel's friends.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguing True Crime

    • By Victoria Haugen on 10-01-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Dolly Parton, Gender, and Country Music

    • By: Leigh H. Edwards
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 10

    Dolly Parton is instantly recognizable for her iconic style and persona, but how did she create her enduring image? Dolly crafted her exaggerated appearance and stage personality by combining two opposing stereotypes - the innocent mountain girl and the voluptuous sex symbol. By developing a multilayered image and persona, Dolly both critiques representations of femininity in country music and attracts a diverse fan base ranging from country and pop music fans to feminists and gay rights advocates. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Tour de Force in Gender Studies

    • By Nephi Ferguson on 11-13-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Ted and Ann

    • The Mystery of a Missing Child and Her Neighbor Ted Bundy
    • By: Rebecca Morris
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    Ted Bundy killed at least 35 girls and women, and possibly hundreds. Was his first victim eight-year-old Ann Marie Burr who disappeared from their Tacoma, Washington neighborhood in 1961? Her body was never found and there were no clues, just two tenacious detectives who spent the rest of their lives trying to solve the case.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Two stories intertwined

    • By Karen on 10-01-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Tale of Chirpy Cricket

    • By: Arthur Scott Bailey
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Chirpy Cricket sleeps in his little hole in Farmer Green's farmyard all day but when night falls, he comes out of his hole and makes his music with other members of the cricket family. Chirpy calls the noise he makes with his legs "fiddling" and he loves to fiddle. When he isn't fiddling, he gathers grass to take back to his hole to eat. Chirpy also likes to visit other creatures on the farm such as Tommy Tree Cricket, Freddie Firefly, Mr. Cricket Frog and others.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • 2.5 stars - a bit of a snoozer for me

    • By Sarah @ A Weebish Book Blog on 01-21-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Hippolytus

    • By: Bob Gonzalez - translator, Euripides
    • Narrated by: P. J. Morgan, Linda Barrans, Russell Gold, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Euripides (c. 480-406 B.C.E.) is the author of eighteen extant plays and many more only surviving in fragments. He is the youngest of the three great Athenian tragedians with Aeschylus and Sophocles. Hippolytus, bastard son of Theseus and the Amazon Hippolyta, has sworn chaste allegiance to the goddess Artemis, thus severely offending the goddess Aphrodite by failing to revere her. Aphrodite swears revenge and promises that he will die before the day is done, taking with him Queen Phaedra, wife of Theseus.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible Acting

    • By Anonymous User on 11-24-18

    Regular price: $8.55

    • Spectacular Wickedness

    • Sex, Race, and Memory in Storyville, New Orleans
    • By: Emily Epstein Landau
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    From 1897 to 1917 the red-light district of Storyville commercialized and even thrived on New Orleans' longstanding reputation for sin and sexual excess. This notorious neighborhood, located just outside of the French Quarter, hosted a diverse cast of characters who reflected the cultural milieu and complex social structure of turn-of-the-century New Orleans, a city infamous for both prostitution and interracial intimacy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A fascinating [academic] read

    • By A. C. Skinner on 08-22-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Distant Shore

    • By: Debora M. Coty
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Mysteriously banished to live with demanding Aunt Augusta on Florida's remote, untamed Merritt island of 1904, young Emma-Lee Palmer discovers a dark family secret. Befriended by a kindly sea captain, Emma-Lee and Aunt Augusta discover courage, renewed hope, and the importance of family in this transcendent story of healing and redemption through God's unconditional love. Inspired by a true story, The Distant Shore is a powerful blend of action, adventure, romance, and the quest within each of us to find our heart's home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Characters and Story

    • By Joan Dellibovi on 02-23-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Special Kind of Evil

    • The Colonial Parkway Serial Killings
    • By: Blaine L. Pardoe, Victoria R. Hester
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    The Colonial Parkway Murders - the name given eight murders that took place in the Tidewater region in the late 1980s, two of which were on the historic Colonial Parkway, the nation’s narrowest National Park. Young people in the prime of their lives were the targets. But the pattern that stitched this special kind of evil together was more like a spider web of theory, intrigue, and mathematics. Then, mysteriously, the killing spree stopped. Now, father-daughter true crime authors Blaine Pardoe and Victoria Hester blow the dust off of these cases.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A True Crime Book of the Finest Kind

    • By in1ear (John Row) on 04-03-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Little Women

    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett, Amanda Friday, P. J. Morgan, and others
    • Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 22

    First published in 1869, Little Women is the story of four sisters growing up against the background of the American Civil War. Alcott wrote the book at the urging of the publisher, Thomas Niles, who was seeking a story about girls that would have popular appeal. Although it was commenced essentially as a children's book, it developed into something of a bildungsroman, which touches on more serious issues such as the difficulties faced by single-parent families, the death of a sibling, and fractured relationships.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent tribute to a classic tale.

    • By Ad n' Audie on 03-28-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Red Shoelace Killer

    • By: Susan Sundwall
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    First in the Minnie Markwood Mysteries: Minnie Markwood can out-sleuth Miss Marple any day of the week - in her imagination. But when a real killer begins to target Minnie and her young sidekicks, reality trumps imagination big time. Who's buying up all the red shoelaces at the mall and stalking a cashier? Is it the killer who terrorized Minnie on the highway and kidnapped her coworker?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Delightful Mystery

    • By PowderRiverRose on 06-12-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • She Is Evil!

    • Madness and Murder in Memphis
    • By: Judith A. Yates
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    Ejaz Ahmad was handsome, charismatic, and a self-made businessman. He arrived in the United States from Pakistan determined to fulfill his mother's dying wish: to come to America, complete his education, and make his mark in the world. Settling in Memphis, Tennessee, Ejaz became owner of several businesses, father to a handsome boy, and a devout Muslim. The only thing missing in his life was a wife, someone special to protect, honor, and love. Leah Ward was a pretty girl, but a prison parolee with a questionable past.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator keeps you deeply involved in the story

    • By Scott O'Dell on 11-02-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Behind Her Special Agent Badge

    • Murder, Mayhem, and Life in the Florida Department of Law Enforcement
    • By: Floy Turner, Sherrie Clark
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Floy Turner is back, but this time she's knee-deep in murder, kidnappings, and burglaries. Leaving behind her Florida Highway Patrol Trooper hat and Miami's highways and byways, she dives into the world of high-level criminal investigations. Not only does she love it, but she finds she has a real knack for it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An inside look at Florida PD.

    • By TinkerMel on 05-19-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Pacific Lady: The First Woman to Sail Solo Across the World's Largest Ocean

    • Outdoor Lives
    • By: Sharon Sites Adams, Karen Coates
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Inspiring and exciting, Adams's memoir recounts the personal path leading to her historic achievements: a tomboy childhood in the Oregon high desert, an early marriage and painful divorce, and a second marriage that ended when her husband died of cancer. In the wake of his death and almost by accident, Adams discovered sailing. Six weeks after her first sailing lesson, she bought a boat, and within eight months, she set out to achieve her first world record.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best books I have ever read!

    • By jennifer on 06-21-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Imogene in New Orleans

    • By: Hunter Murphy
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    At the ripe age of 73, Imogene Deal McGregor has a penchant for following her own instincts, as well as more grit and spunk than her hypochondriac son, Billy McGregor, and Billy's impulsive partner Jackson can handle. The boys take Imogene to New Orleans with their devilishly handsome English bulldog Goose, hoping to visit friends and attend a second line parade, but moments after arriving in the French Quarter, they find their friend Glenway Gilbert murdered in his art gallery.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mayhem and madness

    • By Jan on 07-03-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Sweet Tea and Jesus Shoes

    • By: Sandra Chastain, Deborah Smith, Donna Ball, and others
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Come sit on the porch a spell. Let's talk about times gone by and folks we remember, about slow summer evenings and lightning bugs in a jar. Listen to the music of a creaky swing and hand-cranked ice cream and cicadas chorusing in the sultry night air. Let's talk about how things used to be in the South - and for some of us, they way they still are. Welcome to the world of Sweet Tea and Jesus Shoes, where award winning authors Deborah Smith, Sandra Chastain, Virginia Ellis, Debra Dixon, Donna Ball and Nancy Knight come together for the first time to create this poignant, humorous collection of nostalgic tales.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Southern short stories

    • By MissSusie66 on 08-15-13

    Regular price: $14.95

    • One Vacant Chair

    • By: Joe Coomer
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    As the owner of several antique stores in Texas, Joe Coomer has an affinity for old chairs. So much so that the main character of his latest novel, Aunt Edna, paints portraits of them. Not people in chairs, just chairs. At the funeral of Grandma Hutton—whom Edna has cared for through an agonizingly long and vague illness—Sarah begins helping her aunt clean up the last of a life. This includes honoring Grandma’s wish to have her ashes scattered in Scotland—although she had never left the state of Texas.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great characters

    • By John S. on 06-18-11

    Regular price: $11.19

    • Black Cloud

    • The Deadly Hurricane of 1928
    • By: Eliot Kleinberg
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    The deadly hurricane of 1928 claimed 2500 lives, and the long-forgotten story of the casualties, as told in Black Cloud, continues to stir passion. Among the dead were 700 black Floridian men, women, and children who were buried in an unmarked West Palm Beach ditch during a racist recovery and rebuilding effort that conscripted the labor of blacks much like latter-day slaves.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting, plays with emotions

    • By Sasquatch Survivor on 04-11-17

    Regular price: $24.95

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