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James by Percival Everett
James
Percival Everett
James by Percival Everett

James

By: Percival Everett

Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman

Length: 7 hours 48 minutes

Abridged: No

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR SO FAR FOR 2024 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW • A brilliant, action-packed reimagining of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, both harrowing and darkly humorous, told from the enslaved Jim's point of view

"Genius"The Atlantic "A masterpiece that will help redefine one of the...
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The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride
The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store
James McBride
The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride

The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store

By: James McBride

Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman

Length: 12 hours 21 minutes

Abridged: No

THE RUNAWAY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

FROM ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE'S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE OF 2024

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY NPR/FRESH AIR, WASHINGTON POST, THE NEW YORKER, AND TIME MAGAZINE

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2023

“A murder mystery locked inside a Great American Novel . . . Charming,...
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North Woods by Daniel Mason
North Woods
Daniel Mason
North Woods by Daniel Mason

North Woods

By: Daniel Mason

Narrated by: Mark Bramhall, Michael Crouch, Jason Culp, Mark...

Length: 11 hours 5 minutes

Abridged: No

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR

A WASHINGTON POST TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR • FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD


A sweeping novel about a single house in the woods of New England, told through the lives of those who inhabit it across the centuries—“a time-spanning, genre-blurring work of... Read more

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Babel by R. F. Kuang
Babel
R. F. Kuang
Babel by R. F. Kuang

Babel

By: R. F. Kuang

Narrated by: Chris Lew Kum Hoi & Billie Fulford-Brown

Length: 21 hours 45 minutes

Abridged: No

From award-winning author R. F. Kuang comes Babel, a thematic response to The Secret History and a tonal retort to Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell that grapples with student revolutions, colonial resistance, and the use of language and translation as the dominating tool of the British empire. Traduttore, traditore: An act of translation is... Read more

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The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi by Shannon Chakraborty
The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi
Shannon Chakraborty
The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi by Shannon Chakraborty

The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi

By: Shannon Chakraborty

Narrated by: Lameece Issaq & Amin El Gamal

Length: 16 hours 59 minutes

Abridged: No

Shannon Chakraborty, the bestselling author of The City of Brass, spins a new trilogy of magic and mayhem on the high seas in this tale of pirates and sorcerers, forbidden artifacts and ancient mysteries, in one woman’s determined quest to seize a final chance at glory—and write her own legend.Amina al-Sirafi should be content. After a storied... Read more

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The Familiar by Leigh Bardugo
The Familiar
Leigh Bardugo
The Familiar by Leigh Bardugo

The Familiar

By: Leigh Bardugo

Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang

Length: 12 hours 57 minutes

Abridged: No

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER * #1 INDIE BESTSELLER * NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“An immersive, sensual experience.” —The New York Times

"Essential." —The Washington Post


"Narrator Lauren Fortgang channels the currents of magic and intrigue running throughout Bardugo’s layered historical fantasy...Skillful narration combined with an enchanting storyline... Read more

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Circe by Madeline Miller
Circe
Madeline Miller
Circe by Madeline Miller

Circe

By: Madeline Miller

Narrated by: Perdita Weeks

Length: 12 hours 8 minutes

Abridged: No

This #1 New York Times bestseller is a "bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story" that brilliantly reimagines the life of Circe, formidable sorceress of The Odyssey (Alexandra Alter, TheNew York Times).

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child -- not... Read more

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Long Island by Colm Toibin
Long Island
Colm Toibin
Long Island by Colm Toibin

Long Island

By: Colm Toibin

Narrated by: Jessie Buckley

Length: 9 hours 27 minutes

Abridged: No

OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK * INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * “Stunning.” —People * “Dazzling yet devastating...Tóibín is simply one of the world’s best living literary writers.” —The Boston Globe * “Momentous and hugely affecting.” —The Wall Street Journal *

From the beloved, critically acclaimed, bestselling author comes a spectacularly moving... Read more

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The Frozen River by Ariel Lawhon
The Frozen River
Ariel Lawhon
The Frozen River by Ariel Lawhon

The Frozen River

By: Ariel Lawhon

Narrated by: Jane Oppenheimer & Ariel Lawhon

Length: 15 hours 5 minutes

Abridged: No

GMA BOOK CLUB PICK • AN NPR BOOK OF THE YEAR • From the New York Times bestselling author of I Was Anastasia and Code Name Hélène comes a gripping historical mystery inspired by the life and diary of Martha Ballard, a renowned 18th-century midwife who defied the legal system and wrote herself into American history.

"Fans of Outlander’s Claire...
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The Honey Witch by Sydney J. Shields
The Honey Witch
Sydney J. Shields
The Honey Witch by Sydney J. Shields

The Honey Witch

By: Sydney J. Shields

Narrated by: Mia Hutchinson Shaw

Length: 13 hours 1 minute

Abridged: No

The Honey Witch of Innisfree can never find true love. That is her curse to bear. But when a young woman who doesn’t believe in magic arrives on her island, sparks fly in this deliciously sweet debut novel of magic, hope, and love overcoming all.
 
Twenty-one-year-old Marigold Claude has always preferred the company of the spirits of the meadow... Read more

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The Comfort of Ghosts by Jacqueline Winspear
The Comfort of Ghosts
Jacqueline Winspear
The Comfort of Ghosts by Jacqueline Winspear

The Comfort of Ghosts

By: Jacqueline Winspear

Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy

Length: 10 hours 6 minutes

Abridged: No

A MILESTONE IN HISTORICAL MYSTERY FICTION AS MAISIE DOBBS TAKES HER FINAL BOW

London, 1945: Four adolescent orphans with a dark wartime history are squatting in a vacant Belgravia mansion—the owners having fled London under heavy Luftwaffe bombing. Psychologist and Investigator Maisie Dobbs visits the mansion on behalf of the owners and discovers... Read more

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The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
The Song of Achilles
Madeline Miller
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The Song of Achilles

By: Madeline Miller

Narrated by: Frazer Douglas

Length: 11 hours 14 minutes

Abridged: No

“At once a scholar’s homage to The Iliad and startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist….A book I could not put down.”
—Ann Patchett“Mary Renault lives again!” declares Emma Donoghue, author of Room, referring to The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller’s thrilling, profoundly moving, and utterly unique retelling of the... Read more

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Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
Black Sun
Rebecca Roanhorse
Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

Black Sun

By: Rebecca Roanhorse

Narrated by: Cara Gee, Nicole Lewis, Kaipo Schwab & Shaun Ta...

Length: 12 hours 46 minutes

Abridged: No

From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Resistance Reborn comes the “engrossing and vibrant” (Tochi Onyebuchi, author of Riot Baby) first book in the Between Earth and Sky trilogy inspired by the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas and woven into a tale of celestial prophecies, political intrigue, and forbidden magic.

A... Read more

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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
V. E. Schwab
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

By: V. E. Schwab

Narrated by: Julia Whelan

Length: 17 hours 9 minutes

Abridged: No

"[Narrator Julia] Whelan's performance is unforgettable in this darkly romantic fantasy about one young woman cursed always to be forgotten...Her depiction of the darkness is smooth with a low cadence, capturing listeners' attention and their heart strings." –Booklist

In the vein of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Life After Life, The Invisible Life...
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Lady Tan's Circle of Women by Lisa See
Lady Tan's Circle of Women
Lisa See
Lady Tan's Circle of Women by Lisa See

Lady Tan's Circle of Women

By: Lisa See

Narrated by: Jennifer Lim & Justin Chien

Length: 13 hours 15 minutes

Abridged: No

*NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!*

From “one of those special writers capable of delivering both poetry and plot” (The New York Times Book Review) an immersive historical novel inspired by the true story of a woman physician in 15th-century China—perfect for fans of Lisa See’s classics Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and Tea Girl of Hummingbird... Read more

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Trust (Pulitzer Prize Winner) by Hernan Diaz
Trust (Pulitzer Prize Winner)
Hernan Diaz
Trust (Pulitzer Prize Winner) by Hernan Diaz

Trust (Pulitzer Prize Winner)

By: Hernan Diaz

Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Jonathan Davis, Mozhan Marnò...

Length: 10 hours 20 minutes

Abridged: No

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES TOP TEN BOOKS OF 2022
ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2022
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2022 BOOKER PRIZE

“Buzzy and enthralling …A glorious novel about empires and erasures, husbands and wives, staggering fortunes and unspeakable misery…Fun as hell to read.”...
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Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Mexican Gothic
Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Mexican Gothic

By: Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Narrated by: Frankie Corzo

Length: 10 hours 39 minutes

Abridged: No

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird.”—The Guardian
 
ONE OF TIME’S 100 BEST MYSTERY AND THRILLER BOOKS OF ALL TIME • WINNER OF THE LOCUS AWARD • NOMINATED FOR THE BRAM STOKER AWARD

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New Yorker, Vanity...
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The Paris Novel by Ruth Reichl
The Paris Novel
Ruth Reichl
The Paris Novel by Ruth Reichl

The Paris Novel

By: Ruth Reichl

Narrated by: Kiiri Sandy

Length: 9 hours 25 minutes

Abridged: No

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A “mouthwatering” (The New York Times) adventure through the food, art, and fashion scenes of 1980s Paris—from the bestselling author of Save Me the Plums and Delicious!

“An enchanting and irresistible feast . . . As with a perfect meal in the world’s most magical city, I never wanted this sublime novel to...
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Weyward by Emilia Hart
Weyward
Emilia Hart
Weyward by Emilia Hart

Weyward

By: Emilia Hart

Narrated by: Aysha Kala, Helen Keeley & Nell Barlow

Length: 10 hours 51 minutes

Abridged: No

This is a multicast program.

"A spellbinding story about what may transpire when the natural world collides with a legacy of witchcraft."

—Sarah Penner, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Apothecary

"Narrators Aysha Kala, Helen Keeley, and Nell Barlow are a magical, moving trio. Their emotional and expressive performance of the parallel... Read more

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The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
The Lincoln Highway
Amor Towles
The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

The Lincoln Highway

By: Amor Towles

Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Marin Ireland & Dion Graham

Length: 16 hours 38 minutes

Abridged: No

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

More than ONE MILLION copies sold

A TODAY Show Read with Jenna Book Club Pick


A New York Times Notable Book, and Chosen by Oprah Daily, Time, NPR, The Washington Post, Bill Gates and Barack Obama as a Best Book of the Year

“Wise and wildly entertaining . . . permeated with light, wit, youth.” —The New York Times Book...
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A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

A Gentleman in Moscow

By: Amor Towles

Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith

Length: 17 hours 51 minutes

Abridged: No

The mega-bestseller with more than 2 million readers—Now a Paramount+ with Showtime series starring Ewan McGregor as Count Alexander Rostov

From the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Lincoln Highway and Table for Two, a beautifully transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel

In 1922,... Read more

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Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
Hamnet
Maggie O'Farrell
Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell

Hamnet

By: Maggie O'Farrell

Narrated by: Ell Potter

Length: 12 hours 42 minutes

Abridged: No

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Of all the stories that argue and speculate about Shakespeare’s life ... here is a novel ... so gorgeously written that it transports you." —The Boston Globe

In 1580’s England, during the Black Plague a young Latin tutor falls in love with an extraordinary, eccentric young... Read more

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Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
Romancing Mister Bridgerton
Julia Quinn
Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

Romancing Mister Bridgerton

By: Julia Quinn

Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor

Length: 13 hours 17 minutes

Abridged: No

New York Times BestsellerA special TV Tie-In edition to BRIDGERTON, a series created by Shondaland for Netflix, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn: the story of Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington, in the fourth of her beloved Regency-set novels featuring her charming, powerful Bridgerton family.COLIN AND PENELOPE’S... Read more

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Night Watch (Pulitzer Prize Winner) by Jayne Anne Phillips
Night Watch (Pulitzer Prize Winner)
Jayne Anne Phillips
Night Watch (Pulitzer Prize Winner) by Jayne Anne Phillips

Night Watch (Pulitzer Prize Winner)

By: Jayne Anne Phillips

Narrated by: Karissa Vacker, Theo T. Stockman & Maggi-Meg Reed

Length: 10 hours 12 minutes

Abridged: No

PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN FICTION • A NEW YORKER BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR • From one of our most accomplished novelists, a mesmerizing story about a mother and daughter seeking refuge in the chaotic aftermath of the Civil War—and a brilliant portrait of family endurance against all odds

"A tour de force."...
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