The Boston Massacre
A Family History
By Serena Zabin
Narrated by Andrea Gallo / 8 hours 39 minutes
A dramatic untold peoples history of the storied event that helped trigger the American Revolution The story of the Boston Massacrewhen on a late winter evening in 1770, British soldiers shot five local men to deathis familiar to generations. But from the very beginning, many accounts have obscured a fascinating truth: the Massacre arose from... Read more »
The Boston Girl
Narrated by Linda Lavin / 7 hours 38 minutes
2016 Audie Award Finalist for Best Female Narrator
New York Times bestseller!
An unforgettable novel about a young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early twentieth century, told “with humor and optimism…through the eyes of an irresistible heroine” (People)—from the acclaimed author of The Red Tent.
Anita Diamant’s “vivid, affectionate... Read more »
By Andre Dubus
Narrated by Andre Dubus III / 14 hours 34 minutes
Andre Dubus III, author of the National Book Award–nominated House of Sand and Fog and The Garden of Last Days, reflects on his violent past and a lifestyle that threatened to destroy him—until he was saved by writing.
After their parents divorced in the 1970s, Andre Dubus III and his three siblings grew up with their exhausted working mother in... Read more »
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The Bell Jar
By Sylvia Plath
Narrated by Maggie Gyllenhaal / 7 hours 24 minutes
The Bell Jar is Sylvia Plath’s shocking, realistic, and intensely emotional novel of a woman falling into the grips of insanity, now available in an Olive Edition—a lower-priced small format edition with a hip and beautiful package design. A haunting American classic, The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant,... Read more »
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
12 hours 44 minutes
A spellbinding, beautifully written novel that moves between contemporary times and one of the most fascinating and disturbing periods in American history - the Salem witch trials.
Harvard graduate student Connie Goodwin needs to spend her summer doing research for her doctoral dissertation. But when her mother asks her to handle the sale of... Read more »
The Scarlet Letter
Narrated by Donada Peters / 6 hours 55 minutes
Introduction by Kathryn Harrison
Commentary by Nathaniel Hawthorne, W. D. Howells, and Carl Van Doren
A stark tale of adultery, guilt, and social repression in Puritan New England, The Scarlet Letter is a foundational work of American literature. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s exploration of the dichotomy between the public and private self, internal... Read more »
Narrated by Khristine Hvam / 13 hours 30 minutes
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane comes a chilling mystery—Prep meets The Crucible.
It’s senior year at St. Joan’s Academy, and school is a pressure cooker. College applications, the battle for valedictorian, deciphering boys’ texts: Through it all, Colleen Rowley and her friends are expected to... Read more »
Narrated by Nick Bulka / 11 hours 55 minutes
Walden (first published as Walden; or, Life in the Woods) is an American book written by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and manual for self-reliance. First... Read more »
Narrated by Jennifer Ehle / 12 hours 5 minutes
A bestselling tale of passion and belief, magic and adventure from the author of The Secret Chord and of March, winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
Bethia Mayfield is a restless and curious young woman growing up in Martha's vineyard in the 1660s amid a small band of pioneering English Puritans. At age twelve, she meets Caleb, the young son of a... Read more »
By Zadie Smith
Narrated by Peter Francis James / 18 hours 46 minutes
In this loose retelling of Howard's End, Zadie Smith considers the big questions:
Why do we fall in love with the people we do? Why do we visit our mistakes on our children? What makes life truly beautiful?
Set in New England mainly and London partly, On Beauty concerns a pair of feuding families—the Belseys and the Kippses—and a clutch of doomed... Read more »
Narrated by Sarita Choudhury / 10 hours 8 minutes
The Namesake follows the Ganguli family through its journey from Calcutta to Cambridge to the Boston suburbs. Ashima and Ashoke Ganguli arrive in America at the end of the 1960s, shortly after their arranged marriage in Calcutta, in order for Ashoke to finish his engineering degree at MIT. Ashoke is forward-thinking, ready to enter into... Read more »
Don't Ask Me Where I'm From
Narrated by Inés del Castillo / 8 hours 33 minutes
“Liliana, or Lilly as she is known at her new HS, is such an engaging teenager. Tough, smart, her willingness to learn. You'll love her just as I did reading about her attempts at bridging the gaps between Latinx, White, Black and Asian cultures here in an American High School. Ines del Castillo has the perfect voice. ”Suzanne, Ballast Book Co.
Writers & Lovers
By Lily King
Narrated by Stacey Glemboski / 8 hours 13 minutes
“I have had this book since last fall, but have been *saving* it for the right time and I am so thrilled I waited. Quarantine is the perfect time to allow Lily King to bring you gently into the world she creates in Writers & Lovers. A young woman who has recently lost her mother is waiting for the world to make itself known to her. Stuck in a dead end job while trying to finish her novel and find love, KC makes the reader not just feel FOR her, but feel WITH her. A beautifully written story that shows Lily King is at the top of her game.”Mary, Anderson's Bookshop
That Old Cape Magic
Narrated by Arthur Morey / 9 hours 7 minutes
Following Bridge of Sighs—a national best seller hailed by The Boston Globe as “an astounding achievement” and “a masterpiece”—Richard Russo gives us the story of a marriage, and of all the other ties that bind, from parents and in-laws to children and the promises of youth.
Griffin has been tooling around for nearly a year with his father’s... Read more »
Narrated by Suzanne Toren / 7 hours 48 minutes
Beginning on the night of the Grand Illumination, a festival of lanterns held each summer on Martha's Vineyard, this novel is a modern chronicle of a marriage and a bittersweet exploration of an extraordinary passion. Illumination Night follows the lives of a young blond giant who is as beautiful as he is frightening; an old woman at the end of... Read more »
Narrated by John Lescault / 8 hours 13 minutes
Compiled from magazine articles published in the 1850s after his death, Cape Cod details several short trips Thoreau made to “the bare and bended arm ofMassachusetts” between 1849 and 1855. “He went to the Cape out of curiosity,” explains Paul Theroux, “but in the course of his travel a great thing happened: Thoreau, the woodsman and landlubber,... Read more »
Away Off Shore
Nantucket Island and Its People, 1602-1890
Narrated by Scott Brick / 8 hours 56 minutes
A book about a tiny island with a huge history, from a New York Times bestselling author of the forthcoming book, Valiant Ambition (May 2016)
“For everyone who loves Nantucket Island this is the indispensable book.” —Russell Baker
In his first book of history, Away Off Shore, New York Times-bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick reveals the... Read more »
By Nancy Thayer
Narrated by Kate Rudd / 10 hours 5 minutes
Friendship takes center stage in New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer’s captivating, emotionally charged novel featuring all the tenderness and wit, drama and romance, that listeners have come to expect from this insightful, much-loved writer.
When they meet as girls on a beach in Nantucket, Maggie McIntyre and Emily Porter become fast... Read more »
The Blue Bistro
Narrated by Christina Delaine / 14 hours 1 minute
Elin Hilderbrand, author of the enchanting Summer People and The Beach Club, invites you to experience the perfect getaway with her sparkling new novel.
Adrienne Dealey has spent the past six years working for hotels in exotic resort towns. This summer she has decided to make Nantucket home. Left flat broke by her ex-boyfriend, she is desperate... Read more »