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    • The Rescue

    • Ryan Decker, Book 1
    • By: Steven Konkoly
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Former CIA operative turned mercenary for hire Ryan Decker’s specialty is rescuing kidnap victims. Hired by an influential US senator to liberate his daughter from a human-trafficking ring, Decker never anticipated sabotage or that the assault could go so disastrously wrong. The hostage is dead. His team is wiped out, and so are their families, including Decker’s own wife and son - eliminated one by one by the Russian mafia. And he’s survived to take the fall. When he’s inexplicably freed soon into a ten-year sentence in federal prison, Decker suspects another setup.

    Regular price: $24.99

    • 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 958
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 871
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 876

    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 1,763
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,638
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,629

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just Brilliant!

    • By Philip on 01-30-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • 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 230
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      4 out of 5 stars 212
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 213

    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

    • 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 282
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
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      4 out of 5 stars 247

    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

    • The End of Animal Farming

    • How Scientists, Entrepreneurs, and Activists Are Building an Animal-Free Food System
    • By: Jacy Reese
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    A bold yet realistic vision of how technology and social change are creating a food system in which we no longer use animals to produce meat, dairy, or eggs. The End of Animal Farming is not a scolding treatise or a prescription for an ascetic diet. Reese invites listeners - vegan and non-vegan - to consider one of the most important and transformational social movements of the coming decades. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read for all animal lover!

    • By Anonymous User on 11-06-18
    • How Scientists, Entrepreneurs, and Activists Are Building an Animal-Free Food System
    • By: Jacy Reese
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 11-06-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 23 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • 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 60
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      4 out of 5 stars 52
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 53

    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
    • beautiful work

    • By doll on 02-22-19

    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 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    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

    • 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 287
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
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      4 out of 5 stars 269

    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

    • Christodora

    • A Novel
    • By: Tim Murphy
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Christa Lewis, Suzanne Elise Freeman, and others
    • Length: 17 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,207
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,135
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,136

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ambitious and Important

    • By Laura on 11-21-16

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Revive Us Again

    • Vision and Action in Moral Organizing
    • By: Rev Dr. William J. Barber, Rev. Dr. Rick Lowery, Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson, Erin Bennett, Thom Rivera
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Drawing from the history of social movements in the US, especially the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign, Rev. Barber and the contributors to this volume speak to the most pressing issues of our time, including Black Lives Matter, the fight for a $15 minimum wage, the struggle to protect voting rights, the march for women’s rights, and the movement to overcome poverty and unite the dispossessed across all dividing lines.

    Regular price: $28.00

    • 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 44
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
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      4 out of 5 stars 42

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely amazing story AND narration

    • By M L CARTER on 02-08-19

    Regular price: $33.36

    • 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
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • meh science fiction/fantasy

    • By Kelly Landry on 06-29-18

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Memories of My Melancholy Whores

    • By: Gabriel García Márquez
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
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      4 out of 5 stars 142

    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

    • 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 91
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
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      4 out of 5 stars 81

    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".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great stories

    • By Bernadette on 03-04-16

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Interior Circuit

    • A Mexico City Chronicle
    • By: Francisco Goldman
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    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

    • The Coyote's Bicycle

    • The Untold Story of Seven Thousand Bicycles and the Rise of a Borderland Empire
    • By: Kimball Taylor
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    It wasn’t surprising when the first abandoned bicycles were found along the dirt roads and farmland just across the border from Tijuana, but before long they were arriving in droves. The bikes went from curiosity, to nuisance, to phenomenon. But until they caught the eye of journalist Kimball Taylor, only a small cadre of human smugglers - coyotes - and migrants could say how or why they’d gotten there. This is the story of 7,000 bikes that made an incredible journey and one young man from Oaxaca who arrived at the border with nothing, built a small empire, and then vanished. 

    Regular price: $29.99

    • 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 45
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    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

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    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

    • By Night in Chile

    • By: Roberto Bolaño, Chris Andrews - translation
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Dreamscape by a Talented Chilean Writer

    • By Tom on 03-01-19

    Regular price: $17.47

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