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    • Endure

    • Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance
    • By: Alex Hutchinson, Malcolm Gladwell - foreword
    • Narrated by: Robert G. Slade
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 373
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 336
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 333

    Writing from both the cutting edge of scientific discovery and the front-lines of elite athletic performance, National Magazine Award-winning science journalist Alex Hutchinson presents a revolutionary account of the dynamic and controversial new science of endurance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved the content; narration frustrated me

    • By Riverside Fan on 03-01-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Etta and Otto and Russell and James

    • A Novel
    • By: Emma Hooper
    • Narrated by: Robert G. Slade
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 363
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 325
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 328

    Eighty-two-year-old Etta has never seen the ocean. So early one morning she takes a rifle, some chocolate, and her best boots, and begins walking the 3,232 kilometers from rural Canada eastward to the coast. Her husband Otto wakes to a note left on the kitchen table. "I will try to remember to come back," Etta writes to him. Otto has seen the ocean, having crossed the Atlantic years ago to fight in a far-away war. He understands. But with Etta gone, the memories come crowding in and Otto struggles to keep them at bay.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • An odd little story

    • By RueRue on 06-22-15

    Regular price: $17.00

    • World War Z

    • By: Max Brooks
    • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland, Rupert Farley, Nigel Pilkington, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 428
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 393
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 397

    The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched firsthand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living - or at least the undead - hell of that dreadful time.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A pity the unabridged version is inferior

    • By RaisinGirl on 05-20-13

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Endure: Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

    • By: Alex Hutchinson
    • Narrated by: Robert G. Slade
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    How high or far or fast can humans go? And what about individual potential: what defines a person's limits? From running a two-hour marathon to summiting Mount Everest, we're fascinated by the extremes of human endurance, constantly testing both our physical and psychological limits.In Endure, Alex Hutchinson, PhD, reveals why our individual limits may be determined as much by our heads and hearts as by our muscles.

    Regular price: $16.57

    • Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights

    • A Novel
    • By: Salman Rushdie
    • Narrated by: Robert G. Slade
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 447
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 414
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 417

    From Salman Rushdie, one of the great writers of our time, comes a spellbinding work of fiction that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story. A lush, richly layered novel in which our world has been plunged into an age of unreason, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights is a breathtaking achievement and an enduring testament to the power of storytelling.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • 1001 whimsical, capricious, and wanton jinn

    • By Darwin8u on 09-16-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Blood Fugue

    • By: Joseph D'Lacey
    • Narrated by: Robert Slade
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    The latest novel by British Fantasy Award ‘Best Newcomer’, Joseph D’Lacey. When a vampiric plague threatens to destroy isolated mountain community of Hobson’s Valley, it falls to reclusive outdoorsman Jimmy Kerrigan to save his neighbours and prevent the disease from spreading beyond the remote town’s boundaries.

    Regular price: $20.85

    • Pretty Girls

    • By: Karin Slaughter
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Woodward, Robert G Slade
    • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    The compelling new standalone novel from the Sunday Times number-one best-selling author of Unseen and Cop Town. With a missing girl in the news, Claire Scott can’t help but be reminded of her sister, who disappeared 20 years ago in a mystery that was never solved. But when Claire begins to learn the truth about her sister, nothing will ever be the same.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • LOVED IT!!!!

    • By penny ann on 07-04-15

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now - As Told by Those Who Love It, Hate It, Live It, Left It, and Long for It

    • By: Craig Taylor
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Stephen Crossley, Sartaj Garewell, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Here are the voices of London - rich and poor, native and immigrant, women and men. From the woman whose voice announces the stations on the London Underground to the man who plants the trees along Oxford Street; from a Pakistani currency trader to a Guardsman at Buckingham Palace - together, these voices paint a vivid, epic and wholly fresh portrait of 21st Century London.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An interesting look at what makes London tick.

    • By tim on 12-11-12

    Regular price: $17.96

    • The Baltimore Boys

    • By: Joël Dicker, Alison Anderson - translator
    • Narrated by: Robert Slade
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Fresh from the staggering success of The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, Marcus Goldman is struggling to write his third novel. A chance encounter in Florida throws him some inspiration from a surprising source: Alexandra Neville, the beautiful, phenomenally successful singer and Marcus' first love. All at once memories of his childhood come flooding back. Memories of a family torn apart by tragedy and a once glorious legacy reduced to shame and ruin.

    Regular price: $26.64

    • Festival of Fear

    • By: Graham Masterton
    • Narrated by: Robert Slade
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Award-winning horror writer and master of the macabre, Graham Masterton presents a blood-curdling array of treats: twelve stories of terror celebrating the bizarre and grotesque, guaranteed to quicken the pulse. Marvel at the mirror dug up in secret and better off buried... Thrill at a pair of lovers, whose promises to each other lead them down a disturbing path. Observe the haunted house... Come closer, dear reader - the hour of the festival is upon us.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved this book!

    • By Matthew S. Hill on 02-23-17

    Regular price: $19.39

    • Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights

    • By: Salman Rushdie
    • Narrated by: Robert G Slade
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    From one of the greatest writers of our time: a spellbinding, entertaining, wildly imaginative novel, which blends history and myth with tremendous philosophical depth. A masterful, mesmerising modern tale about worlds dangerously colliding, the monsters that are unleashed when reason recedes, and a beautiful testament to the power of love and humanity in chaotic times.

    Regular price: $23.44

    • The Manitou

    • By: Graham Masterton
    • Narrated by: Robert Slade
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    Karen Tandy was a sweet and unassuming girl until she discovered the mysterious lump growing underneath her skin. As the doctors and specialists puzzle over the growth, Karen's personality begins to change. The doctors decide to cut out the lump - but then it moves. Now a chain reaction has begun and everyone who comes in contact with Karen Tandy understands the very depths of terror. Her body and soul are being taken over by a black spirit over four centuries old. He is the remembrance of the evils the white man has bestowed on the Indian people, and the vengeance that has waited 400 years to surface.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The story was good, but long winded.

    • By Matthew S. Hill on 03-16-17

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Who Gets What - And Why: The Hidden World of Matchmaking and Market Design

    • By: Alvin Roth
    • Narrated by: Robert Slade
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    How our lives are shaped not only by the choices we make, but by the choices we have. In many parts of life - jobs, housing, medical care, education, even a date on the Internet - price is not the only determinant of who gets what. So how do the other processes that influence who gets which goods, jobs, university places and partners really work? In Who Gets What, Nobel Prize winning economist Alvin Roth uncovers the global rules of how markets allocate, how matchmaking shapes lives...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great book about market dedign

    • By Eitan on 06-13-17

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Dear Life

    • By: Alice Munro
    • Narrated by: Liza Ross, Robert Slade
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Moments of change, chance encounters, twists of fate that create a new way of thinking or being: The stories in Dear Life build to form a radiant, indelible portrait of just how dangerous and strange ordinary life can be. The collection includes four powerful pieces, "autobiographical in Feeling", set during the time of Munro's own childhood, in the area where she grew up.

    Regular price: $16.73

    • ‘48

    • By: James Herbert
    • Narrated by: Robert Slade
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    The running man. In 1945, Hitler unleashes the Blood Death on Britain as his final act of vengeance. Hoke, an American pilot and one of a tiny minority with a rare blood group unaffected by the deadly disease, has survived alone among the debris and the dead of London for three years. Now, in '48, a slow-dying group of Fascist Blackshirts believe their only hope is a complete transfusion of blood from one of Hoke's kind. Ever more desperate as their deaths approach, they're after his blood.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful dystopian story

    • By Illini Hillel on 04-04-16

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Mirror

    • By: Graham Masterton
    • Narrated by: Robert Slade
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    It is said that a mirror can trap a person's soul... Martin Williams is a broke, two-bit screenwriter living in Hollywood, but when he finds the very mirror that once hung in the house of a murdered 1930s child star; he happily spends all he has on it. He has long obsessed over the tragic story of Boofuls, a beautiful and successful actor who was slaughtered and dismembered by his grandmother.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • sickeningly horrifyingly wonderful book!

    • By sasha mcmorris on 10-12-17

    Regular price: $25.41

    • Killfile

    • John Smith, Book 1
    • By: Christopher Farnsworth
    • Narrated by: Robert Slade
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    The author of The Eternal World seamlessly combines history, biotechnology, action and adventure in this high-concept thriller. John Smith has a special gift that seems more like a curse: he can access other people's thoughts. He hears the songs stuck in their heads, their most private traumas and fears, the painful memories they can't let go of. The CIA honed his skills until he was one of their most powerful operatives, but Smith fled the agency and now works as a private consultant.

    Regular price: $28.91

    • The Shell Collector

    • By: Anthony Doerr
    • Narrated by: Robert G. Slade
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    A blind man spends his days roaming the beaches of Kenya collecting shells, classifying them by feeling their whorls, spines and folds in his fingers. A young woman discovers that she can explore the inner world of an animal's mind by touching its freshly dead body. A refugee from Liberia, who cannot escape the horrors that he has witnessed, finds salvation in the clandestine act of burying the hearts of beached whales.

    Regular price: $12.39

    • In for a Penny

    • By: James P. Blaylock
    • Narrated by: Robert Slade
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    This mesmerising collection from World Fantasy Award-winner James P. Blaylock offers seven brilliant excursions into one of the most idiosyncratic imaginations of our time. Highlighted by the acclaimed novella, The Trismegistus Club - a brilliant riff on the antiquarian ghost story - In for a Penny goes from strength to strength, taking us deep into the heart of a quirky, deeply engaging fictional world that no one but Blaylock could have created.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • A Thousand Suns

    • By: Alex Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Robert G. Slade
    • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Off the coast of New England, a trawler tangles its nets on wreckage from 60 years ago – a B17 “flying fortress”, perfectly preserved and containing the final and most terrifying secret of WWII. When freelance photographer Chris Roland enters the sunken plane, he finds something that changes all he knows about the end of the war – and how desperately close it came to being the end of everything. Half a century earlier, Hitler gambled it all on a last throw of the dice.

    Regular price: $17.76

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