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    • French Exit

    • A Novel
    • By: Patrick deWitt
    • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Frances Price - tart widow, possessive mother, and Upper East Side force of nature - is in dire straits, beset by scandal and impending bankruptcy. Her adult son Malcolm is no help, mired in a permanent state of arrested development. And then there’s the Price’s aging cat, Small Frank, who Frances believes houses the spirit of her late husband, an infamously immoral litigator and world-class cad whose gruesome tabloid death rendered Frances and Malcolm social outcasts. Putting penury and pariahdom behind them, the family decides to cut their losses and head for the exit. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mixed bag

    • By J. J. Denison on 08-31-18

    Regular price: $23.95

    • As I Lay Dying

    • By: William Faulkner
    • Narrated by: Marc Cashman, Robertson Dean, Lina Patel, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 936
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 684
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 685

    At the heart of this 1930 novel is the Bundren family's bizarre journey to Jefferson to bury Addie, their wife and mother. Faulkner lets each family member, including Addie, and others along the way tell their private responses to Addie's life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Faulkner's As I Lay Dying review

    • By Kristina on 11-12-08

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

    • A Novel
    • By: Fannie Flagg
    • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,465
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,306
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,304

    Folksy and fresh, endearing and affecting, Fried Green Here is the now-classic novel of two women in the 1980s; of gray-headed Mrs. Threadgoode telling her life story to Evelyn, who is in the sad slump of middle age. The tale she tells is also of two women - of the irrepressibly daredevilish tomboy Idgie and her friend Ruth - who back in the thirties ran a little place in Whistle Stop, Alabama, a Southern kind of Cafe Wobegon offering good barbecue and good coffee and all kinds of love and laughter, even an occasional murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Curious What was Left Out of the Movie

    • By Scott on 04-21-12

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Cujo

    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
    • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 999
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 927
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 927

    Cujo is a 200-pound Saint Bernard, the best friend Brett Camber has ever had. One day Cujo chases a rabbit into a cave inhabited by sick bats. What happens to Cujo, how he becomes a horrifying vortex inescapably drawing in all the people around him, makes for one of the most heart-stopping novels Stephen King has ever written.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, annoying narrator

    • By J. Freudenberg on 11-04-16

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The New Codependency

    • Help and Guidance for Today's Generation
    • By: Melody Beattie
    • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 364
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 278
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 280

    In Codependent No More, Melody Beattie introduced the world to the term codependency. In The New Codependency, she clears up misconceptions, identifies how codependent behavior has changed, and provides a new generation with a road map to wellness.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to listen to

    • By Andy on 05-26-09

    Regular price: $22.04

    • Everything That Rises Must Converge

    • By: Flannery O’Connor
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot, Karen White, Mark Bramhall, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 851
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 720
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 732

    This collection of nine short stories by Flannery O'Connor was published posthumously in 1965. The flawed characters of each story are fully revealed in apocalyptic moments of conflict and violence that are presented with comic detachment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pride goeth before the fall

    • By Ryan on 08-14-13

    Regular price: $18.16

    • The Aviator's Wife

    • A Novel
    • By: Melanie Benjamin
    • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
    • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,449
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,266
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,285

    For much of her life, Anne Morrow, the shy daughter of the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, has stood in the shadows of those around her, including her millionaire father and vibrant older sister, who often steals the spotlight. Then Anne, a college senior with hidden literary aspirations, travels to Mexico City to spend Christmas with her family. There she meets Colonel Charles Lindbergh, fresh off his celebrated 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic. Enthralled by Charles’s assurance and fame, Anne is certain the celebrated aviator has scarcely noticed her. But she is wrong.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Megalomaniac's Wife

    • By Audrey on 01-19-13

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Evidence Not Seen

    • A Woman's Miraculous Faith in the Jungles of World War II
    • By: Darlene Deibler Rose
    • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 341
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 311
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 312

    Newlywed American missionary Darlene Deibler Rose survived four years in a notorious Japanese prison camp set deep in the jungles of New Guinea. Thinking she was never to see her husband again, Darlene Rose was forced to sign a false confession and face the executioner's sword, only to be miraculously spared.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Solid faith in tumultuous times

    • By Red Eagle's Legacy on 07-01-15

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Gnostic Gospels

    • By: Elaine Pagels
    • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 569
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 351
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 358

    The Gnostic Gospels provides engaging listening for those seeking a broader perspective on the early development of Christianity. Author and noted scholar Elaine Pagels suggests that Christianity could have developed quite differently if Gnostic texts had become part of the Christian canon.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The other side of Jesus

    • By Laura on 05-19-06

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Calling Me Home

    • A Novel
    • By: Julie Kibler
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin, Lorna Raver
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,951
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,951

    Eighty-nine-year-old Isabelle McAllister has a big favor to ask her hairdresser, Dorrie. She wants the black single mother to drop everything and drive her from Texas to a funeral in Ohio - tomorrow. Dorrie, fleeing problems of her own and curious about Isabelle’s past, agrees, not knowing it will be a journey that changes both their lives. Isabelle confesses that, as a teen in 1930s Kentucky, she fell in love with Robert Prewitt, a would-be doctor and the black son of her family’s housekeeper - in a town where blacks weren’t allowed after dark. The tale of their forbidden relationship and its tragic consequences just might help Dorrie find her own way.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hope they make a movie!!

    • By Christina6marie on 08-17-15

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Art of War [Blackstone Version]

    • By: Sun-Tzu, translation by John Minford
    • Narrated by: Lorna Raver, Ray Porter
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 610
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 279
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 287

    For more than two thousand years, The Art of War has stood as a cornerstone of Chinese culture, a lucid epigrammatic text that reveals as much about human psychology, politics, and economics as it does about battlefield strategy. The influence of Sun-Tzu's text has grown tremendously in the West in recent years, with military leaders, politicians, and corporate executives alike finding valuable insight in these ancient words.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book on tactics and strategy

    • By David on 04-21-07

    Regular price: $13.95

    • Ishi in Two Worlds

    • A Biography of the Last Wild Indian in North America
    • By: Theodora Kroeber, Karl Kroeber
    • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    The life story of Ishi, the last Yahi Indian, lone survivor of an exterminated tribe, is unique in the annals of North American anthropology. Ishi stumbled into the 20th century on the morning of August 29, 1911, when, desperate with hunger and terrified of the white murderers of his family, he was found in the corral of a slaughterhouse near Oroville, California.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not my cup of tea

    • By Judy Thompson on 11-15-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Devil’s Knot

    • The True Story of the West Memphis Three
    • By: Mara Leveritt
    • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
    • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 404
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 361
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 361

    “Free the West Memphis Three!” - maybe you’ve heard the phrase, but do you know why their story is so alarming? Do you know the facts? The guilty verdicts handed out to three Arkansas teens in a horrific capital murder case were popular in their home state - even upheld on appeal. But after two HBO documentaries called attention to the witch-hunt atmosphere at the trials, artists and other supporters raised concerns about the accompanying lack of evidence.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Justice's devil's knot

    • By Veruka on 09-15-12

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Don't Know Much About Mythology

    • Everything You Need to Know About the Greatest Stories in Human History but Never Learned
    • By: Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated by: John Lee, Lorna Raver
    • Length: 20 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 551
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 237
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 235

    Ever familiar and instructive, Davis shows why the ancient tales of gods and heroes, from Mount Olympus to Machu Picchu, from ancient Rome to the icy land of the Norse, continue to speak to us today, in our movies, art, language, and music. For mythology novices and buffs alike, and for anyone who loves a good story, Don't Know Much About Mythology is a lively and insightful look into the greatest stories ever told.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • History isn't boring

    • By Kermit on 02-18-06

    Regular price: $39.93

    • I Dared to Call Him Father

    • The Miraculous Story of a Muslim Woman’s Encounter with God
    • By: Bilquis Sheikh, Richard H. Schneider
    • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 569
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 523
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 518

    How do I give myself to God completely? What happens when I do? I Dared to Call Him Father is the fascinating true story of Bilquis Sheikh, a prominent Muslim woman in Pakistan who faced these questions at the crossroads of her life and found the astonishing answers. Her unusual journey to a personal relationship with God turned her world upside down - and put her life in danger - as a series of strange dreams launched her on a quest that would forever consume her heart, mind, and soul.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The story of an intimate walk with the Lord

    • By Pamela on 04-10-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Healing After Loss

    • Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief
    • By: Martha Whitmore Hickman
    • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    After the loss of a loved one, once the services are over and the relatives and friends have gone home, we are left to enter a strange new land, where someone who has given meaning to our life is gone. Drawing on her own experience as well as that of others, author Martha Whitmore Hickman presents a year's worth of meditations for people dealing with this profound loss, offering solace and illuminating a way forward. From January 1 to December 31, each day's meditation considers a meaningful quotation or passage on grief or suffering....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent if you are dealing with a loss...

    • By Sandra on 02-24-13

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Chosen by a Horse

    • How a Broken Horse Fixed a Broken Heart
    • By: Susan Richards
    • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 490
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 383
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 387

    The horse Susan Richards chose for rescue wouldn't be corralled into her waiting trailer. Instead, Lay Me Down, a former racehorse with a foal close on her heels, walked right up that ramp and into Susan's life. This gentle creature, malnourished, plagued by pneumonia and an eye infection, had endured a rough road, but somehow her heart was still open and generous.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved, loved, LOVED this book

    • By Deanna on 03-03-10

    Regular price: $13.97

    • No Greater Love

    • By: Mother Teresa
    • Narrated by: Lorna Raver, Dan Woren
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    No Greater Love is the essential wisdom of Mother Teresa - the most accessible and inspirational collection of her teachings ever published. This definitive volume features Mother Teresa on love, prayer, giving, service, poverty, forgiveness, Jesus, and more. No Greater Love is a passionate testament to Mother Teresa's deep hope and abiding faith in God and the world. It will bring readers into the heart of this remarkable woman, showing Mother Teresa's revolutionary vision of Christianity in its graceful, poetic simplicity.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Widow of the South

    • By: Robert Hicks
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer, Lorna Raver, Stephen Hoye, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    Carnton Plantation, 1894: Carrie McGavock is an old woman who tends the graves of the almost 1,500 soldiers buried there. As she walks among the dead, an elderly man appears - the same soldier she met that fateful day long ago. Today he asks if the cemetery has room for one more. Based on an extraordinary true story, this brilliant, meticulously researched novel flashes back to 1864 and the afternoon of the Civil War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Story Of The South

    • By Sara on 03-10-17

    Regular price: $26.22

    • Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs

    • A Popular History of Ancient Egypt
    • By: Barbara Mertz
    • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 445
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 268

    In this updated version of the classic of popular Egyptology, Barbara Mertz combines her doctorate in Egyptology at the famed Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago with a life-long enthusiasm for ancient Egypt. Her love of the subject is contagious and makes her the perfect guide to ancient Egypt for the student, the layman, and those who plan to visit or have visited the Nile Valley.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Should History be this much fun?

    • By Euryleia on 07-07-08

    Regular price: $24.49

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