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    • Dolly Parton, Gender, and Country Music

    • By: Leigh H. Edwards
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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. 

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 33
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      4 out of 5 stars 32
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      4 out of 5 stars 31

    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

    • 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 66
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      3 out of 5 stars 63
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 63

    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

    • 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 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14

    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: $32.84

    • 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 38
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    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

    • Someday This Will Be Funny

    • By: Lynne Tillman
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The stories in Some Day This Will Be Funny marry memory to moment in a union of narrative form as immaculate and imperfect as the characters damned to act them out on page. Lynne Tillman, author of American Genius, presides over the ceremony; Clarence Thomas, Marvin Gaye, and Madame Realism mingle at the reception. Narrators - by turn infamous and nameless - shift within their own skin, struggling to unknot reminiscence from reality while scenes rush into warm focus, then cool, twist, and snap in the breeze of shifting thought.

    Regular price: $11.19

    • 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 15
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 14

    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.

    Regular price: $8.55

    • 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
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      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      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

    • 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 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
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      4 out of 5 stars 43
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      4 out of 5 stars 43

    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

    • 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 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 7

    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

    • Harriet Tubman: The Moses of Her People 1820-1913

    • By: Elizabeth Ross Haynes
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 9

    Harriet Tubman was born into slavery around 1820. This biography by Elizabeth Ross Haynes was published just eight years after Harriet's death (1913) as a part of her book Unsung Heroes. Over the years Ms. Tubman's legacy as a former slave, an abolitionist, a humanitarian, a suffragette, and a spy and agent for the US Army has grown. Beginning in 2020 her face will grace the US 20 dollar bill.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Encouraging and Inspiring Story

    • By Scott Bennett on 08-27-16

    Regular price: $7.13

    • Selected Articles on the Life and Career of Harry Gordon Selfridge

    • By: Audio Books by Mike Vendetti
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    These articles reflect how Selfridge was viewed by the press in the U.S. and London along with how he was seen by his fellow merchants and tradesmen during the years his store was built and thrived. There are also a number of sections in Selfridge’s own words. He loved publicity and was very interested in the ideas of his competitors, employees, and how business was done in other countries.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Selected Articles on Harry Selfridge

    • By Deedra on 06-01-15

    Regular price: $8.99

    • She Is Evil!

    • Madness and Murder in Memphis
    • By: Judith A. Yates
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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      4 out of 5 stars 40

    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

    • The Next Elvis

    • Searching for Stardom at Sun Records
    • By: Barbara Barnes Sims
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    An American institution, Sun Records has a history with many chapters: its Memphis origins with visionary Sam Phillips, the breakthrough recordings of Elvis Presley, and the studio's immense influence on the sound of popular music. But behind the company's chart toppers and legendary musicians there exists another story, told by Barbara Barnes Sims. In the male-dominated workforce of the 1950s, 24-year-old Sims found herself thriving in the demanding roles of publicist and sales promotion coordinator at Sun Records.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • good story but boring style

    • By bec on 02-24-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Shifting Positions

    • By: Jennifer Dellerman
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Tess Gentry fled her home 10 years ago to find a normal life, in a place where male wolf shifters didn't exist. As the daughter of one, the odds of having compatible DNA to carry cubs were high, and becoming a broodmare to increase the furry population was, for her, an intolerable position. Now she's come back home to take care of her mother and, as fate laughs, she finds herself face to face with her destiny. From the first tantalizing touch of hunky Sheriff Caleb Bennett, her defenses crumble and her own wolf howls in ecstasy.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Awful! Awful, awful

    • By Kaye on 08-28-12

    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 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 14

    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

    • 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 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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

    • Sanctuary

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Young bride-to-be Kate Orme discovers something disturbing about the character of the man she is to marry shortly before the wedding. Years later, after raising their son, Kate realizes that he, too, is now faced with a decision that will reflect upon his ethics and scruples. Will all the time she spent instilling values into her son be enough to keep him from behaving as his father would?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Story of Victorian Era Helicopter Parent

    • By LilMissMolly on 03-05-14

    Regular price: $11.17

    • Men I'm Not Married To

    • By: Dorothy Parker
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In this story, by American writer Dorothy Parker, a woman gives a laundry list of men she's not married to. She also convincingly states the reasons why she is not and would not want to be married to the various men. Parker's wit and humor shine through as the eccentricities and foibles of the men are described.

    Regular price: $7.13

    • One Vacant Chair

    • By: Joe Coomer
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      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

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