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Tales of the City Audio Collection - Abridged

Tales of the City, Books 1-6

By: Armistead Maupin
Narrated by: Armistead Maupin
Length: 18 hours 20 minutes

The original abridged recordings of the beloved Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin’s best-selling San Francisco saga, in one collection!For almost four decades Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City has blazed its own trail through popular culture—from a groundbreaking newspaper serial to a classic novel, to a television event that... Read more

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Brave New World

By: Aldous Huxley
Narrated by: Michael York
Length: 8 hours

Originally published in 1932, this outstanding work of literature is more crucial and relevant today than ever before. “One of the most prophetic dystopian works of the 20th century” —Wall Street JournalCloning, feel-good drugs, antiaging programs, and total social control through politics, programming, and media—has Aldous Huxley accurately... Read more

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Chronicle of a Death Foretold

A Novel

By: Gabriel García Márquez
Narrated by: Bernardo de Paula
Length: 2 hours 53 minutes

A man returns to the town where a baffling murder took place twenty-seven years earlier, determined to get to the bottom of the story. Just hours after marrying the beautiful Angela Vicario, everyone agrees, Bayardo San Roman returned his bride in disgrace to her parents. Her distraught family forced her to name her first lover; and her twin... Read more

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Carol

The Price of Salt

By: Patricia Highsmith
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 10 hours 37 minutes

A chance encounter between two lonely women leads to a passionate romance in this lesbian cult classic. Therese, a struggling young sales clerk, and Carol, a homemaker in the midst of a bitter divorce, abandon their oppressive daily routines for the freedom of the open road, where their love can blossom. But their newly discovered bliss is... Read more

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The Bell Jar

By: Sylvia Plath
Narrated by: Maggie Gyllenhaal
Length: 7 hours 24 minutes

A realistic and emotional look at a woman who falls into the grips of insanity written by the iconic American writer Sylvia Plath“It is this perfectly wrought prose and the freshness of Plath’s voice in The Bell Jar that make this book enduring in its appeal.” — USA TodayThe Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant,... Read more

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Murder on the Orient Express

A Hercule Poirot Mystery: The Official Authorized Edition

Hercule Poirot Mysteries: Book #9

By: Agatha Christie
Narrated by: David Suchet
Length: 6 hours 49 minutes

FROM THE INCOMPARABLE AGATHA CHRISTIE, THE MOST WIDELY READ MYSTERY OF ALL TIME—NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY KENNETH BRANAGH AND PRODUCED BY RIDLEY SCOTT!

“The murderer is with us—on the train now . . .”

Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward... Read more

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One Hundred Years of Solitude

By: Gabriel García Márquez
Narrated by: John Lee
Length: 14 hours 4 minutes

One of the twentieth century’s enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize–winning career.The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. Rich and brilliant,... Read more

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Starship Troopers

By: Robert A. Heinlein
Narrated by: Lloyd James
Length: 9 hours 53 minutes

In one of Heinlein’s most controversial bestsellers, a recruit in a future world is sent through the toughest boot camp in the Universe to join the Terran Mobile Infantry in battle against mankind’s most alarming enemy.Juan Rico signed up with the Federal Reserve on a lark, but despite the hardships and rigorous training, he finds himself... Read more

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Kindred

By: Octavia E. Butler
Narrated by: Kim Staunton
Length: 10 hours 54 minutes

The first science fiction written by a Black woman, Kindred has become a cornerstone of Black American literature. This combination of slave memoir, fantasy, and historical fiction is a novel of rich literary complexity. Having just celebrated her 26th birthday in 1976 California, Dana, an African-American woman, is suddenly and inexplicably... Read more

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Sense and Sensibility

By: Jane Austen
Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
Length: 11 hours 34 minutes

“This book is perhaps lesser known than Pride and Prejudice (which is also a favorite), but dear to me nonetheless. Unlike Lizzy Bennet, who is fiery and overconfident, Elinor Dashwood has a quieter strength, a no-nonsense attitude, and a complex inner world that touches my heart. Read more

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Beloved

Pulitzer Prize Winner

By: Toni Morrison
Narrated by: Toni Morrison
Length: 12 hours 2 minutes

PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A spellbinding novel that transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. With a new afterword by the author. 

This "brutally powerful, mesmerizing story” (People) is an unflinchingly look into the abyss of slavery, from the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner.


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Beowulf: A New Translation

By: Maria Dahvana Headley
Narrated by: JD Jackson & Maria Dahvana Headley
Length: 4 hours 8 minutes

“Very rarely can you say a new edition of a story as old as BEOWULF has truly done something revolutionary, but I would argue that Headley achieves that in her new translation. In some senses, Headley modernizes the language, as all good translations do, but more than that, she imitates modern spoken word poetry. This brings Beowulf, a poem... Read more

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Dracula

By: Bram Stoker
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Length: 14 hours 32 minutes

This blood-curdling tale of thirsty vampires continues to hold audiences spellbound more than a century after its publication.Summoned to assist with legal matters regarding a real estate transaction, young Englishman Jonathan Harker journeys to the dismal, dreary castle of Count Dracula in Transylvania. The fledgling solicitor is completely... Read more

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Carmilla

A Vampyre Tale

By: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Narrated by: Megan Follows
Length: 3 hours

This was the very first vampire thriller, eventually becoming inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula, as well classics by Robert Louis Stevenson. In this tale of blood and terror, pure innocence becomes the target of age-old evil. Virtuous Laura has grown up in a solitary castle and longs for a close friend. Her wish seems granted with the... Read more

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Frankenstein

or The Modern Prometheus

By: Mary Shelley
Narrated by: Anthony Heald, Stefan Rudnicki & Simon Templeman
Length: 8 hours 42 minutes

This special unabridged, multivoiced production of Mary Shelley’s masterpiece of nineteenth-century Gothic horror is narrated by film and television star Anthony Heald, joined by Grammy winner Stefan Rudnicki and actor Simon Templeman, under the direction of award-winning audio producer Yuri Rasovsky.Dr. Victor Frankenstein, an ambitious young... Read more

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Fight Club

By: Chuck Palahniuk
Narrated by: James Colby
Length: 5 hours 34 minutes

THE FIRST RULE about fight club is you don't talk about fight club. Every weekend, in the basements and parking lots of bars across the country, young men with whitecollar jobs and failed lives take off their shoes and shirts and fight each other barehanded just as long as they have to. Then they go back to those jobs with blackened eyes and... Read more

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

By: Oscar Wilde
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Length: 7 hours 44 minutes

Dorian Gray, a handsome and narcissistic young man, lives thoughtlessly for his own pleasure—an attitude encouraged by the company he keeps. One day, after having his portrait painted, Dorian makes a frivolous Faustian wish: that he should always remain as young and beautiful as he is in that painting, while the portrait grows old in his... Read more

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A Christmas Carol: Being a Ghost Story of Christmas

By: Charles Dickens
Narrated by: Stephen Gillikin
Length: 2 hours 46 minutes

Do you want to listen to A Christmas Carol? If so then keep reading…
A Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. Carol tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a... Read more

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The Metamorphosis

By: Franz Kafka
Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
Length: 2 hours 3 minutes

"One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that in bed he had been changed into a monstrous verminous bug." With this startling, bizarre, yet surprisingly funny first sentence, Kafka begins his masterpiece, The Metamorphosis. It is the story of a young traveling salesman who, transformed overnight into a... Read more

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Cyrano de Bergerac

By: Edmond Rostand
Narrated by: Caroline Aaron, Hugo Armstrong, Kalen Harriman, Gregory Itzin, Hamish Linklater, Anna Mathias, Morgan Ritchie, Jason Ritter, Andre Sogliuzzo, Devon Sorvari & Matthew Wolf
Length: 1 hour 58 minutes

Cyrano is a brash, strong-willed man of many talents whose whimsical aptitude for the spoken word is overshadowed by an attribute that is iconic, outrageous and gigantic—his nose. How can the curiously-snouted Cyrano ever hope to win the affections of the beautiful Roxane? Includes a conversation with Sue Lloyd, author of “The Man Who Was... Read more

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