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    • House of Incest

    • By: Anaïs Nin
    • Narrated by: Sofia Willingham
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Originally published in 1936, this is Anaïs Nin's first work of fiction. But unlike her diaries and erotica, House of Incest does not detail the author's relationships with her famous lovers, nor does it contain graphic depiction of sex. Rather, it is a surrealistic look within the narrator's subconscious mind as she attempts to escape from a dream in which she is trapped, or in Nin's words, as she attempts to escape from "the woman's season in hell." Nin's usage of the word "incest" in this case is metaphorical, not literal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Anais finally in audio!!

    • By Brian Richman on 05-04-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Blood-Soaked Buddha/Hard Earth Pascal

    • By: Noah Cicero
    • Narrated by: Sara L. Morsey
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
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      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    Marking a significant departure from Noah Cicero's fictional and poetic works, Blood-Soaked Buddha/Hard Earth Pascal is a lucid philosophical treatise. Rather than entertain dogma, Cicero approaches a discussion of Buddhism from the refreshing perspective of the everyman, providing a profound spiritual analysis as well as a sharp critique of capitalism. There are even some pretty good ghost stories. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful!

    • By James on 03-14-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Idiophone

    • By: Amy Fusselman
    • Narrated by: Amy Fusselman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Leaping from ballet to quiltmaking and from the The Nutcracker to an Annie-B Parson interview, Idiophone is a strikingly original meditation on risk-taking and provocation in art and a unabashedly honest, funny, and intimate consideration of art-making in the context of motherhood, and motherhood in the context of addiction. Amy Fusselman’s compact, beautifully digressive essay feels both surprising and effortless, fueled by broad-ranging curiosity, and, fundamentally, joy. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great stuff!

    • By James on 10-10-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Animals Eat Each Other

    • A Novel
    • By: Elle Nash
    • Narrated by: Kasi Hollowell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    In this stunning and powerful debut, a girl with no name embarks on a fraught three-way relationship with Matt, a Satanist and a tattoo artist, and his girlfriend Frances, a new mom. The liaison is caged by strict rules and rigid emotional distance. Nonetheless, it’s all too easy to surrender to an attraction so powerful she finds herself erased, abandoning even her own name in favor of a new one: Lilith. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice and bleak...

    • By Ad n' Audie on 09-17-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Sifting Through Static

    • By: Ben Tyler Elliott
    • Narrated by: Andrew Frankel
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 21
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      5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    In the winter of 1968, a young woman named Harriet disappears outside of Denver. Soon after, her father dies mysteriously. The family's three remaining sons - Wayne, Roy, and Conrad - grow increasingly distant as the specters of murder, family, and suspicion loom. As the brothers grow older, they learn that loss comes in many forms - in absence and silence, and in death. Decades later, Wayne's only child confronts the brothers, uncovering long-buried resentments that have plagued the family for generations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A really different experience but great

    • By Debra Hartrum on 01-09-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The Garbage Times/White Ibis

    • Two Novellas
    • By: Sam Pink
    • Narrated by: Tom Fria
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6

    A baby rat freed from the bottom of a dumpster becomes a white ibis wandering the wet driveway after a storm. Goodbye, hello, goodbye. It was the garbage times; it was time for something else. A tale of two tales, connected by a mysterious sunlit portal.   

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hell yes!

    • By Kris on 09-02-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Old Open

    • By: Alex Higley
    • Narrated by: Jim D. Johnston
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Aging widower Russ Lanaker knows he doesn't know his neighbors - but when he finds out one of them was witness to, and career expert on, the strange UFO phenomenon known as the Phoenix Lights, he realizes that's a situation he'd like to change. What follows is an odyssey out of his air-conditioned comfort zone, through the sun-baked Arizona suburbs, and onto the franchise-lined (and not-so-great) American road. In an existential style reminiscent of Don DeLillo, but with the humor and heart of a Coen Brothers film, Alex Higley takes us along as Russ strikes out in search of knowledge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Such an amazing gem!

    • By Kris on 04-30-18

    Regular price: $14.95