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    • The Social Leap

    • The New Evolutionary Science of Who We Are, Where We Come from, and What Makes Us Happy
    • By: William von Hippel
    • Narrated by: Michael David Axtell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 9

    In The Social Leap, William von Hippel lays out a revolutionary hypothesis, tracing human development through three critical evolutionary inflection points to explain how events in our distant past shape our lives today. From the mundane, such as why we exaggerate, to the surprising, such as why we believe our own lies and why fame and fortune are as likely to bring misery as happiness, the implications are far-reaching and extraordinary. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By tiffani on 11-15-18

    Regular price: $27.37

    • The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 2-A

    • The Greatest Science Fiction Novellas of All Time Chosen by the Members of The Science Fiction Writers of America
    • By: Theodore Sturgeon, Ben Bova - editor, Lester del Rey, and others
    • Narrated by: Chris Andrew Ciulla, Kevin T. Collins, Mark Boyett, and others
    • Length: 24 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 160

    This volume is the definitive collection of the best science fiction novellas published between 1929 and 1964, containing 11 great classics. No anthology better captures the birth of science fiction as a literary field. Published in 1973 to honor stories that had appeared before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame introduced tens of thousands to the wonders of science fiction and was a favorite of libraries across the country.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 'Greatest' is the word...

    • By dutch wolff on 06-21-18

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Aliens: Bug Hunt

    • By: Jonathan Maberry, Heather Graham, Scott Sigler, and others
    • Narrated by: James Anderson Foster, Eric G. Dove, R. C. Bray, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 371
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 346
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      4 out of 5 stars 346

    When the Colonial Marines set out after their deadliest prey, the Xenomorphs, it's what Corporal Hicks calls a bug hunt - kill or be killed. Here are fifteen all-new stories of such "close encounters", written by many of today's most extraordinary authors. Set during the events of all four Alien films, sending the Marines to alien worlds, to derelict space settlements, and into the nests of the universe's most dangerous monsters, these adventures are guaranteed to send the blood racing - one way or another.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the bug hunt

    • By doug thornton on 06-06-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Ash

    • The Elemental Series, Book 6
    • By: Shannon Mayer
    • Narrated by: Michael Axtell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    My name is Ash, and I am an elemental. As an ender, it is my place to protect the royal family at all costs. Despite being the best ender our world has ever beheld, I have failed time and again as the personal sacrifices continue to mount. Lark has been banished to the desert by her father, who is blind to the manipulation he has again fallen prey to. To bring about justice, I must seek out and destroy the one who intentionally wields her powers to bring pain to my people.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ash's search for Cassava is destined for the birds

    • By Fran on 01-25-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Gunners

    • By: Rebecca Kauffman
    • Narrated by: Michael David Axtell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 88
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
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      4 out of 5 stars 76

    Mikey Callahan, a 30-year-old who is suffering from the clouded vision of macular degeneration, is reconnecting with "The Gunners", his group of childhood friends, after one of their members has committed suicide. Sally had distanced herself from all of them before ending her life, and she died harboring secrets about the group and its individuals. Mikey especially needs to confront dark secrets about his own past and his father. How much of this darkness accounts for the emotional stupor Mikey is suffering from as he reaches his maturity?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Keeps You Listening

    • By Kathleen on 04-04-18

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Grip of It

    • By: Jac Jemc
    • Narrated by: Amy McFadden, Michael David Axtell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 109
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      4 out of 5 stars 104
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 105

    Julie and James settle into a house in a small town outside the city where they met. The move - prompted by James' penchant for gambling, his inability to keep his impulses in check - is quick and seamless; both Julie and James are happy to leave behind their usual haunts and start afresh. But this house, which sits between lake and forest, has plans for the unsuspecting couple.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Julie's narrator was awful but the book was good

    • By veronica e on 08-29-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Withering Hope

    • By: Layla Hagen
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo, Michael David Axtell, Christy Romano
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 211

    A crash landing leads to a crash course in survival...and passion. En route to a tropical paradise, overworked and dedicated Aimee Myller is ready to begin her new life. But when the plane defects, the pilot, sexy Tristan Bress, needs to make an emergency landing in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Aimee Myller's dreams of a fairytale getaway in Brazil come crashing right down with the plane.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 3.5- why don't you just stab me in the soul- stars

    • By Misty on 04-16-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Omega Project

    • By: Steve Alten
    • Narrated by: Michael David Axtell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 71
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      4 out of 5 stars 64
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      4 out of 5 stars 64

    On the brink of a disaster that could end all human life on Earth, tech genius Robert Eisenbraun joins a team of scientists in Antarctica on a mission to Jupiter's moon Europa to mine a rare ore that can provide for Earth's long-term energy needs. But as he and the rest of the team train under the ice shelf in preparation for the long journey, trouble erupts. Before they embark, Eisenbraun finds himself the odd man out, and is put into cold sleep against his will.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book worth the money worth the time. Get this book.

    • By Teresam on 06-02-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Black River

    • By: Tom Lowe
    • Narrated by: Michael David Axtell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    When an old man sees an unidentified Civil War photograph of a woman in the newspaper, he begins a desperate search for a 160-year-old painting that he believes will match the image of the enigmatic woman in the photograph, and if it does, it will prove that his great-great-grandfather did not run from battle. After the old man hires Sean O’Brien to find the mysterious painting, O’Brien discovers it’s linked to a secret letter and map that will lead to a trapdoor where a hidden key to the most horrific war on US soil lies buried.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent suspense mystery!

    • By Wayne on 05-30-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Blood of Cain

    • Sean O'Brien, Book 5
    • By: Tom Lowe
    • Narrated by: Michael David Axtell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    When Courtney Burke appears at Ponce Marina on a humid summer morning, she leaves Sean O’Brien with a haunting tale. Her story could lead O’Brien down a path that began with a brutal crime 40 years earlier and hidden family secrets spawned from the desecration of the innocent. O’Brien learns that Courtney is linked to a series of carnival murders. Police are convinced she’s a serial killer, and all of her victims are men. But like the illusions found in the carnival’s house of mirrors, nothing is as it appears.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I'm disappointed in Blood of Cain because...

    • By Wayne on 05-23-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Black Bullet

    • By: Tom Lowe
    • Narrated by: Michael David Axtell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
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      4 out of 5 stars 93

    Glenda Lawson believes her husband was the only US serviceman shot and killed on American soil during World War II. But in 1945, investigators ruled that Billy Lawson died in a “mugging turned ugly.” Sean O’Brien is learning the ropes of commercial fishing when he gets his anchor caught on something underwater. He discovers a German U-boat partially buried in sand, and inside is a frightening cargo. The media pick up the story, and a 35-year-old woman who has a haunting tale visits O’Brien.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great narrator

    • By Jacqueline on 11-24-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A False Dawn

    • By: Tom Lowe
    • Narrated by: Michael David Axtell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 174
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
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      4 out of 5 stars 160

    Before the death of his wife, Sean O'Brien makes a promise to her that he has no plans to break - until he starts building a new life in an old cabin on a remote stretch of a tropical river in the heart of Florida. It's there that he discovers an injured young woman who whispers a cryptic message into his ear.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • First in a series

    • By Luanne Ollivier on 09-25-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The 24th Letter

    • By: Tom Lowe
    • Narrated by: Michael David Axtell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    A priest hears the confession of a frightened prison inmate, and he learns that a man facing lethal injection in 84 hours is innocent. The lead investigator on the high-profile case was his old friend, Sean O'Brien. And now O'Brien has a chance to right a horrible wrong. But he has less than 84 hours to uncover clues to a crime that sent an innocent man to death row.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great suspense thriller!

    • By Wayne on 05-07-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Butterfly Forest

    • By: Tom Lowe
    • Narrated by: Michael David Axtell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 518
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      4 out of 5 stars 461
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      4 out of 5 stars 464

    After 40 years in San Quentin, Luke Palmer leaves with a state-issued suit, $100 dollars to buy a bus ticket, and a map that will lead to a promise and into the heart of a dark forest. College graduate student Molly Monroe is about to release rare butterflies not far from where the FBI used 4,000 bullets in a shootout to kill Ma Barker and one of her gangster sons in 1935. Molly snaps a picture that will frame something she never sees coming.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really good story, Super Narator!

    • By shelley on 11-05-14

    Regular price: $17.99

    • Preparing Your Heart for Marriage

    • Devotions for Engaged Couples
    • By: Gary Thomas
    • Narrated by: Michael Axtell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The wedding is planned, but are you spiritually prepared for your wedding day? Trusted relationship author Gary Thomas coaches engaged couples on how to grow closer to the Lord in the days leading up to the wedding as a means of preparing them for all the days after the wedding. Providing encouraging entries that will help you deal with common issues such as what real intimacy means, how to celebrate your differences, and remembering to laugh together, Preparing Your Heart for Marriage will help you grow in your relationship as a couple as you become closer to God. 

    Regular price: $20.99

    • A Murder of Crows

    • By: Tom Lowe
    • Narrated by: Michael David Axtell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    When Joe Billie stops a grave robber from unearthing a Seminole Indian burial site, Joe becomes the prime suspect in a bizarre murder. For Sean O'Brien, the first challenge is getting Joe to talk about the circumstances surrounding the killing. As Joe faces first-degree murder charges, O'Brien thinks he knows why his old friend is evasive. But proving it will send O'Brien deep into Seminole history to uncover a greedy killer hell-bent on creating a modern-day Trail of Tears.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tom Lowe writes a spiraling sequence of events...

    • By shelley on 04-13-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • What Luck, This Life

    • By: Kathryn Schwille
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone, Stephen Bel Davies, Prentice Onayemi, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    What Luck, This Life begins in the aftermath of the space shuttle's break-up, as the people of Piney Woods watch their pastures swarm with searchers and reporters bluster at their doors. A shop owner defends herself against a sexual predator who is pushed to new boldness after he is disinvited to his family reunion. A closeted father facing a divorce that will leave his gifted boy adrift retrieves an astronaut's remains. An engineer who dreams of orbiting Earth joins a search for debris and instead uncovers an old neighbor's buried longing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing short stories

    • By Amanda on 10-18-18

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Dawn Prayer (or How to Survive in a Secret Syrian Terrorist Prison)

    • By: Matthew Schrier
    • Narrated by: Michael David Axtell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      5 out of 5 stars 13

    On New Year's Eve in 2012, Matthew Schrier was headed home from Syria, where he'd been photographing the country's civil war. Just 45 minutes from the safety of the Turkish border, he was taken prisoner by the al-Nusra Front. Over the next seven months he would endure torture and near starvation in six brutal terrorist prisons. And, eventually, he would escape. In this gripping, raw, and surprisingly funny memoir, Schrier details the horrifying and frequently surreal experience of being a slight, wisecracking Jewish guy held captive by the world's most violent Islamic extremists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My favorite book

    • By Anonymous User on 09-23-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Cemetery Road

    • By: Tom Lowe
    • Narrated by: Michael David Axtell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    For more than 50 years, not a day goes by when Caroline doesn't think of her brother, Andy. The last time she saw Andy was when he left home to spend 30 days at Florida's largest reform school. Caroline's family was told that Andy ran away in the middle of the night. Fifty years later, Sean O'Brien receives a letter from a dead man. A year earlier the man had hired Sean O'Brien and chartered his boat for a fishing trip. Now the man is reaching from the grave to hire him again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fictional accounting of the DOZIER SCHOOL in FL.

    • By shelley on 06-18-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Nuclear Family

    • A Tragicomic Novel in Letters
    • By: Susanna Fogel
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Bailey Carr, Oliver Wyman, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    From filmmaker and New Yorker contributor Susanna Fogel comes a comedic novel about a fractured family of New England Jews and their discontents. Told entirely in letters to a heroine we never meet, we get to know the Fellers through their check-ins with Julie over the course of three decades: their thank-you notes, letters of condolence, family gossip, and good old-fashioned familial passive-aggression.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A somewhat biased review

    • By Eli on 12-31-17

    Regular price: $20.97

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