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    • The House of the Spirits

    • A Novel
    • By: Isabel Allende
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera, Marisol Ramirez
    • Length: 18 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 494
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 447
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 449

    The House of the Spirits brings to life the triumphs and tragedies of three generations of the Trueba family. The patriarch Esteban is a volatile, proud man whose voracious pursuit of political power is tempered only by his love for his delicate wife, Clara, a woman with a mystical connection to the spirit world. When their daughter, Blanca, embarks on a forbidden love affair in defiance of her implacable father, the result is an unexpected gift to Esteban.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narrators spoil it

    • By Cookie on 09-27-16

    Regular price: $28.34

    • A Brief History of Seven Killings

    • By: Marlon James
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean, Cherise Boothe, Dwight Bacquie, and others
    • Length: 26 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,524
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,409
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,401

    Winner, The Man Booker Prize, 2015 Deftly spanning decades and continents and peopled with a wide range of characters - assassins, journalists, drug dealers, and even ghosts - A Brief History of Seven Killings is the fictional exploration of that dangerous and unstable time and its bloody aftermath, from the streets and slums of Kingston in the 1970s, to the crack wars in 1980s New York, to a radically altered Jamaica in the 1990s.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A Tough Read

    • By KP on 05-07-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • All the Crooked Saints

    • By: Maggie Stiefvater
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 197

    From best-selling author Maggie Stiefvater, a gripping tale of darkness, miracles, and family. At the heart of Bicho Raro, Colorado you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By liltxtwister on 10-18-17

    Regular price: $19.59

    • No One Writes to the Colonel, and Other Stories

    • By: Gabriel García Márquez
    • Narrated by: Armando Durán, Roxanne Hernandez, Marcelo Tubert, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    Written with compassionate realism and wit, the stories in this mesmerizing collection depict the disparities of town and village life in South America, of the frightfully poor and outrageously rich, of memories and illusions, and of lost opportunities and present joys. Stories include "No One Writes to the Colonel", "Tuesday Siesta", "One of These Days", "There Are No Thieves in This Town", "Balthazar's Marvelous Afternoon", "Montiel's Widow", "One Day After Saturday", "Artificial Roses", and "Big Mama's Funeral".

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book.

    • By Pierre Desir on 03-16-16

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Memories of My Melancholy Whores

    • By: Gabriel García Márquez
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 119

    On the eve of his 90th birthday, a bachelor decides to give himself a wild night of love with a virgin. As is his habit - he has purchased hundreds of women - he asks a madam for her assistance. The 14-year-old girl who is procured for him is enchanting, but exhausted as she is from caring for siblings and her job sewing buttons, she can do little but sleep. Yet with this sleeping beauty at his side, it is he who awakens to a romance he has never known. Tender, knowing, and slyly comic, Memories of My Melancholy Whores is an exquisite addition to a master's work.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Manual for men turning 90.

    • By William E. Hendry on 09-13-15

    Regular price: $17.47

    • A Manual for Cleaning Women

    • Selected Stories
    • By: Lucia Berlin
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera, Dawn Harvey, Carol Monda, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 252
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 220

    A Manual for Cleaning Women compiles the best work of the legendary short-story writer Lucia Berlin. With the grit of Raymond Carver, the humor of Grace Paley, and a blend of wit and melancholy all her own, Berlin crafts miracles from the everyday, uncovering moments of grace in the laundromats and halfway houses of the American Southwest, in the homes of the Bay Area upper class, among switchboard operators and struggling mothers, hitchhikers, and bad Christians.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A whole book of gritty true-life stories turned out to be a little too much

    • By Stephanie on 07-04-16

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Luna

    • New Moon
    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren, Soneela Nankani, Thom Rivera
    • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 191

    As the leader of the moon's newest "dragon", Adriana has wrested control of the moon's helium-3 industry from the Mackenzie Metal Corporation and fought to earn her family's new status. Now, at the twilight of her life, Adriana finds her corporation, Corta Helio, surrounded by the many enemies she made during her meteoric rise. If the Corta family is to survive, Adriana's five children must defend their mother's empire from her many enemies - and each other.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dynasty on the Moon

    • By Lucy on 01-18-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Let's Move On

    • Beyond Fear & False Prophets
    • By: Vicente Fox, Sulay Hernandez-Elhussein
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Vicente Fox offers his unique viewpoint as a former head of state, avid historian, and true admirer of America’s constitutional ideals. He knows where a Trump presidency can lead—and it is nowhere good. Let’s Move On is a political manifesto written in Fox’s trademark, no-nonsense style where he both denounces Trump’s malignant anti-intellectualism and inspires people to rise up and resist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By YunusTheOptimist on 03-02-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume 11

    • By: Jonathan Strahan - editor
    • Narrated by: Mimi Chang, Kathlieen Gati, Thom Rivera, and others
    • Length: 23 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 8

    Jonathan Strahan, the award-winning and much lauded editor of many of genre's best known anthologies, is back with his 11th volume in this fascinating series, featuring the best science fiction and fantasy. With established names and new talent, this diverse and ground-breaking collection will take the listener to the outer reaches of space and the inner realms of humanity with stories of fantastical worlds and worlds that may still come to pass.

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Christodora

    • A Novel
    • By: Tim Murphy
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera, Cassandra Campbell, Prentice Onayemi, and others
    • Length: 17 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,053
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,052

    In this vivid and compelling novel, Tim Murphy follows a diverse set of characters whose fates intertwine in an iconic building in Manhattan's East Village, the Christodora. The Christodora is home to Milly and Jared, a privileged young couple with artistic ambitions. Their neighbor, Hector, a Puerto Rican gay man who was once a celebrated AIDS activist but is now a lonely addict, becomes connected to Milly and Jared's lives in ways none of them can anticipate.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • AIDS Addiction and Art In NYC

    • By Sara on 03-04-18

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Story of My Teeth

    • By: Valeria Luiselli
    • Narrated by: Armando Duran, Thom Rivera
    • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 40

    Gustavo "Highway" Sanchez is a late-in-life world traveler, yarn spinner, collector, and legendary auctioneer. His most precious possessions are the teeth of the "notorious infamous", like Plato, Petrarch, and Virginia Woolf. Written in collaboration with the workers at a Jumex juice factory, The Story of My Teeth is an elegant, witty, exhilarating romp through the industrial suburbs of Mexico City and Luiselli's own literary influences.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun and clever

    • By Nic on 04-15-18

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Lightning Queen

    • By: Laura Resau
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera, Christian Barillas
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 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 14

    Nothing exciting happens on the Hill of Dust in the remote mountains of Mexico in the 1950s. There's no electricity, no plumbing, no cars, just day after day of pasturing goats. And now, without his sister and mother, 11-year-old Teo's life feels even more barren. And then one day, the mysterious young Esma, who calls herself the Gypsy Queen of Lightning, rolls into town like a fresh burst of color. Against all odds, her caravan's Mistress of Destiny predicts that Teo and Esma will be longtime friends.

    Regular price: $17.15

    • By Night in Chile

    • By: Roberto Bolaño, Chris Andrews - translation
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    A deathbed confession revolving around Opus Dei and Pinochet, By Night in Chile pours out the self-justifying dark memories of the Jesuit priest Father Urrutia. By Night in Chile's single night-long rant provides a terrifying, clandestine view of the strange bedfellows of church and state in Chile. This wild, eerily compact novel - Roberto Bolaño's first work available in English - recounts the tale of a poor boy who wanted to be a poet but ends up a half-hearted Jesuit priest and conservative literary critic, a sort of lapdog to the rich and powerful cultural elite.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • I Had to Survive

    • How a Plane Crash in the Andes Inspired My Calling to Save Lives
    • By: Dr. Roberto Canessa, Pablo Vierci
    • Narrated by: full cast, Thom Rivera, Traber Burns, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    On October 13, 1972, a Uruguayan Air Force plane carrying members of the "Old Christians" rugby team - and many of their friends and family members - crashed into the Andes Mountains. I Had to Survive offers a gripping and heartrending recollection of the harrowing, brink-of-death experience that propelled survivor Roberto Canessa to become one of the world's leading pediatric cardiologists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life changing

    • By Sophie M Gaze on 05-11-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • A Brief History of Seven Killings

    • By: Marlon James
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean, Cherise Boothe, Dwight Bacquie, and others
    • Length: 26 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    On 3 December 1976, just weeks before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert to ease political tensions, seven gunmen from West Kingston stormed his house. Marley survived and went on to perform at the free concert. Not a lot was recorded about the fate of the seven gunmen, but much has been said, whispered and sung about in the streets of West Kingston.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great story telling

    • By mijkle on 09-26-16

    Regular price: $33.36

    • Bandit’s Trail

    • A Western Story
    • By: Max Brand
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Don Sebastian Valdivia and his secretary, Juan Carreño, attend a horse auction at the Garrison Ranch, where an outlaw stallion, Twilight, is held back until last. The only man who can ride this magnificent beast is Charles Dupont, known as the Crisco Kid, who has bonded with the horse since he was a colt.Because gunman Bud Carew despises the Kid, he desperately wants to possess Twilight. Those attending the auction know that no matter who wins, a gunfight is sure to follow.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Deepest Roots of the Heart

    • Legacy of the Vines, Book 1
    • By: Chautona Havig
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    During WWII, Avelino Carrillo spent four harrowing years in the South Pacific with one thought driving his survival: to return to his beloved home in Napa Valley. The Carrillos have a history in the valley that stretches deep, like grapevine roots in the soil. For a century, they worked the vineyard at their family home, la Casa de los Sueños, until they lost the property to a wealthy land baron. Now, Avelino is determined to reclaim the land and home he loves so much.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Generational Story of Love, War, and Stamina

    • By Debbie on 11-14-15

    Regular price: $9.09

    • A Place in the Wind

    • By: Suzanne Chazin
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 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

    On a frigid, January night, a blond, blue-eyed high school girl walks out of an English class she tutors for immigrants - and vanishes. Suspicion quickly falls on the men she was teaching, many of whom are undocumented. As disturbing evidence trickles in, news of the incident spreads beyond the scenic town of Lake Holly, New York, unearthing deep-seated fears and enflaming cultural tensions. For county police detective Jimmy Vega, the situation is personal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good story!

    • By Sue T on 12-06-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Interior Circuit

    • A Mexico City Chronicle
    • By: Francisco Goldman
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    The Interior Circuit is Goldman's story of his emergence from grief five years after his wife's death, symbolized by his attempt to overcome his fear of driving in the city. Embracing the DF (Mexico City) as his home, Goldman explores and celebrates the city, which stands defiantly apart from so many of the social ills and violence wracking Mexico. This is the chronicle of an awakening, both personal and political, "interior" and "exterior", to the meaning and responsibilities of home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not the ending I was expecting

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-22-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • No Witness but the Moon

    • The Jimmy Vega Mysteries, Book 3
    • By: Suzanne Chazin
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    On a clear, moonlit night in December, police detective Jimmy Vega races to the scene of a reported home invasion in an upscale New York community. As Vega arrives, he spots a Hispanic man who fits the description of the armed intruder running from the victim's estate. Vega chases him into the woods. When the suspect refuses to surrender - and reaches into his pocket - Vega has only seconds to make a life-or-death decision.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as strong as earlier Books

    • By Daryl on 09-18-17

    Regular price: $24.47

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