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    • A Very Large Expanse of Sea

    • By: Tahereh Mafi
    • Narrated by: Priya Ayyar
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a 16-year-old Muslim girl who’s tired of being stereotyped. Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can be. So she’s built up protective walls and refuses to let anyone close enough to hurt her. Instead, she drowns her frustrations in music and spends her afternoons break dancing with her brother. But then she meets Ocean James. He’s the first person in forever who really seems to want to get to know Shirin.

    Regular price: $23.95

    • 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 326
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 302
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 302

    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

    • Amal Unbound

    • By: Aisha Saeed
    • Narrated by: Priya Ayyar
    • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Life is quiet and ordinary in Amal's Pakistani village, but she has no complaints, and besides, she's busy pursuing her dream of becoming a teacher one day. Her dreams are temporarily dashed when - as the eldest daughter - she must stay home from school to take care of her siblings. Amal is upset, but she doesn't lose hope and finds ways to continue learning. Then the unimaginable happens - after an accidental run-in with the son of her village's corrupt landlord, Amal must work as his family's servant to pay off her own family's debt.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Global Read Aloud 2018

    • By JMC on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Before We Visit the Goddess

    • By: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
    • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan, Priya Ayyar, Vikas Adam
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 670
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 621
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 623

    The daughter of a poor baker in rural Bengal, India, Sabitri yearns to get an education, but her family's situation means college is an impossible dream. Then an influential woman from Kolkata takes Sabitri under her wing, but her generosity soon proves dangerous after the girl makes a single unforgivable misstep. Years later, Sabitri's own daughter, Bela, haunted by her mother's choices, flees abroad with her political refugee lover - but the America she finds is vastly different from the country she'd imagined.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Wish someone had warned me!

    • By Brenda D Maguire on 11-29-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Night Diary

    • By: Veera Hiranandani
    • Narrated by: Priya Ayyar
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 21

    It's 1947, and India, newly independent of British rule, has been separated into two countries: Pakistan and India. The divide has created much tension between Hindus and Muslims, and hundreds of thousands are killed crossing borders. Half-Muslim, half-Hindu twelve-year-old Nisha doesn't know where she belongs or what her country is anymore. When Papa decides it's too dangerous to stay in what is now Pakistan, Nisha and her family become refugees and embark first by train but later on foot to reach her new home.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By Yep on 08-20-18

    Regular price: $25.20

    • The Star-Touched Queen

    • By: Roshani Chokshi
    • Narrated by: Priya Ayyar
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 366
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 339
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 339

    Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father's kingdom. Though she's content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable, Relaxing

    • By Jenny on 05-18-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Island of a Thousand Mirrors

    • By: Nayomi Munaweera
    • Narrated by: Priya Ayyar
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    Yasodhara tells the story of her own Sinhala family, rich in love, with everything they could ask for. As a child in idyllic Colombo, social hierarchies, their parents’ ambitions, teenage love shape Yasodhara and her siblings’ lives, and, subtly, the differences between Tamil and Sinhala people; but the peace is shattered by the tragedies of war. Yasodhara's family escapes to Los Angeles. But Yasodhara's life has already become intertwined with a young Tamil girl's.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful, heartbreaking story. Beautifully written

    • By Kindle Customer on 07-24-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • White Dancing Elephants

    • Stories
    • By: Chaya Bhuvaneswar
    • Narrated by: Priya Ayyar
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 16 remarkable stories, Chaya Bhuvaneswar spotlights diverse women of color - cunning, bold, and resolute - facing sexual harassment and racial violence, and occasionally inflicting that violence on each other.  

    Regular price: $23.07

    • My So-Called Bollywood Life

    • By: Nisha Sharma
    • Narrated by: Priya Ayyar
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 7

    Winnie Mehta was never really convinced that Raj was her soul mate, but their love was written in the stars. Literally, a pandit predicted Winnie would find the love of her life before her 18th birthday, and Raj meets all the qualifications. Which is why Winnie is shocked when she returns from her summer at film camp to find her boyfriend of three years hooking up with Jenny Dickens. As a self-proclaimed Bollywood expert, Winnie knows this is not how her perfect ending is scripted. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Idea Lost in A Shallow Plot

    • By Doha on 05-29-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • How the Other Half Banks

    • Exclusion, Exploitation, and the Threat to Democracy
    • By: Mehrsa Baradaran
    • Narrated by: Priya Ayyar
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    The United States has two separate banking systems today - one serving the well-to-do and another exploiting everyone else. How the Other Half Banks contributes to the growing conversation on American inequality by highlighting one of its prime causes: unequal credit. Mehrsa Baradaran examines how a significant portion of the population, deserted by banks, is forced to wander through a Wild West of payday lenders and check-cashing services to cover emergency expenses and pay for necessities - all thanks to deregulation that began in the 1970s.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Borrowers at the Fringe

    • By Darwin8u on 09-13-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • A Bollywood Affair

    • By: Sonali Dev
    • Narrated by: Priya Ayyar
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 341
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 316
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 313

    Playboy filmmaker Samir "Sam" Rathod is Bollywood's favorite bad boy. He'll do anything for his big brother - even travel halfway across the globe to take care of the "wife" who just crawled out of his brother's past. Yet Mili isn't the simple village girl Sam expected. She's a whirlwind who sucks him into her roommate's elaborate elopement and soon has him drowning in her onyx eyes.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Just average

    • By Robin on 01-10-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • A Crown of Wishes

    • By: Roshani Chokshi
    • Narrated by: Priya Ayyar
    • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    Gauri, the princess of Bharata, has been taken as a prisoner of war by her kingdom's enemies. Faced with a future of exile and scorn, Gauri has nothing left to lose. Hope unexpectedly comes in the form of Vikram, the cunning prince of a neighboring land and her sworn enemy kingdom. Unsatisfied with becoming a mere puppet king, Vikram offers Gauri a chance to win back her kingdom in exchange for her battle prowess.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Kinda hard to follow but well read.

    • By Ruan Pieterse on 04-12-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • You Bring the Distant Near

    • By: Mitali Perkins
    • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan, Shivali Bhammer, Priya Ayyar, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    From a grandmother worried that her children are losing their Indian identity, to a daughter wrapped up in a forbidden biracial love affair, to a granddaughter social activist fighting to preserve Bengali tigers, Perkins weaves together the threads of a family growing into an American identity. Here is a sweeping story of five women at once intimately relatable and yet entirely new.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cultural facination

    • By sophia on 02-20-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Project Animal Farm

    • An Accidental Journey into the Secret World of Farming and the Truth About Our Food
    • By: Sonia Faruqi
    • Narrated by: Priya Ayyar
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Project Animal Farm provides a riveting and revealing look at what truly happens behind farm doors, as discovered by a fearless young woman. Sonia Faruqi, a 25-year-old Ivy League graduate and investment banker, had no idea that the night she arrived at the doorstep of an organic dairy farm would mark the beginning of a journey that would ultimately wind all the way around the world. Instead of turning away from the animal cruelty she would come to witness, Sonia made the most courageous decision of her life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life changing

    • By CD on 09-16-16
    • An Accidental Journey into the Secret World of Farming and the Truth About Our Food
    • By: Sonia Faruqi
    • Narrated by: Priya Ayyar
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 07-15-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 45 ratings

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Half Gods

    • By: Akil Kumarasamy
    • Narrated by: Vikas Adam, Priya Ayyar
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Following the fractured origins and destinies of two brothers named after demigods from the ancient epic the Mahabharata, we meet a family struggling with the reverberations of the past in their lives. These ten interlinked stories redraw the map of our world in surprising ways: following an act of violence, a baby girl is renamed after a Hindu goddess but raised as a Muslim; a lonely butcher from Angola finds solace in a family of refugees in New Jersey; a gentle entomologist, in Sri Lanka, discovers unexpected reserves of courage while searching for his missing son. 

    Regular price: $18.89

    • The Bollywood Bride

    • By: Sonali Dev
    • Narrated by: Priya Ayyar
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 87

    Ria Parkar is Bollywood's favorite ice princess - beautiful, poised, and scandal-proof - until one impulsive act threatens to expose her destructive past. Traveling home to Chicago for her cousin's wedding offers a chance to defuse the coming media storm and find solace in family, food, and outsized celebrations that are like one of her vibrant movies come to life. But it also means confronting Vikram Jathar.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Can't get enough of India, Pakistan, Bollywood....

    • By Rio Delta Wild on 07-25-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Marginalized Majority

    • By: Onnesha Roychoudhuri
    • Narrated by: Priya Ayyar
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Ever since the 2016 election, pundits have been saying our country has never been more divided - that if progressives want to reclaim power, we need to be "pragmatic", reach across the aisle, and look past identity politics. But what if we're getting the story all wrong? In The Marginalized Majority, Onnesha Roychoudhuri makes the galvanizing case that our voices are already the majority - and that our plurality of identities is not only our greatest strength, but is also at the indisputable core of successful progressive change throughout history. 

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Star-Touched Stories

    • By: Roshani Chokshi
    • Narrated by: Priya Ayyar
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Star-Touched Stories by Roshani Chokshi combines three lush and adventurous stories in the Star-Touched World. Death and Night - He was Lord of Death, cursed never to love. She was Night incarnate, destined to stay alone. After a meeting, they wonder if, perhaps, they could be meant for more. Poison and Gold - Now that her wish for a choice has come true, Aasha struggles to control her powers. Rose and Sword - There is a tale whispered in the dark of the Empire of Bharat-Jain. A tale of a bride who loses her bridegroom on the eve of her wedding.

    Regular price: $32.19

    • The City of Devi

    • A Novel
    • By: Manil Suri
    • Narrated by: Vikas Adam, Priya Ayyar
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 54

    As Mumbai empties under the threat of imminent nuclear annihilation, statistician Sarita can only think of being reunited with her physicist husband. To find him, she must journey across the surreal landscape of a near-abandoned city, braving gangs of competing Hindu and Muslim hoodlums. Joining her is Jaz - a Muslim whose true religion has always been sex. Danger lurks around every corner, but so does the absurd: the patron goddess Devi Mahas even materialized on a beach to save her city....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not What I Expected

    • By Book Worm on 02-08-13

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Not the Girls You're Looking For

    • By: Aminah Mae Safi
    • Narrated by: Priya Ayyar
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Lulu Saad doesn't need your advice, thank you very much. She's got her three best friends and nothing can stop her from conquering the known world. Sure, for half a minute she thought she’d nearly drowned a cute guy at a party, but he was totally faking it. And fine, yes, she caused a scene during Ramadan. It's all under control. Ish. Except maybe this time she’s done a little more damage than she realizes. And if Lulu can't find her way out of this mess soon, she'll have to do more than repair friendships, family alliances, and wet clothing. She'll have to go looking for herself.

    Regular price: $31.49

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