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When Breath Becomes Air
Narrated by Sunil Malhotra & Cassandra Campbell / 5 hours 34 minutes
“With a message both mournful and life-affirming, When Breath Becomes Air chronicles a young doctor's journey from literature student to promising neurosurgeon and finally to a patient in his own hospital after being diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer. Always profound, never sentimental, this important book refuses to take refuge in platitudes, instead facing mortality with honesty and humility. Written in engaging prose and filled with penetrating insights, this story is relevant to everyone and will captivate fans of memoir, literature, philosophy, and popular science alike. Lyrical passages of great beauty and vulnerability are deftly balanced by bright, candid moments of joy and even humor. Come prepared with plenty of tissues; over and over again this exquisite book will break your heart.”Carmen Tracey, Loganberry Books
Between the World and Me
Narrated by Ta-Nehisi Coates / 3 hours 35 minutes
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST
Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the most important essayist in a... Read more »
Guys Read: Funny Business
By Jon Scieszka, Adam Rex, David Yoo, Paul Feig, Kate DiCamillo, Christopher Paul Curtis, Eoin Colfer & Jack Gantos
Narrated by Bronson Pinchot, Michael Boatman, John Keating, Kate DiCamillo & Jon Scieszka / 5 hours 46 minutes
Funny Business, the first volume in Jon Scieszka's Guys Read Library of Great Reading, features ten short stories guaranteed to delight, amuse, and possibly make you spit your milk in your friend's face.
There's something for everyone in this collection of short stories from some of the funniest writers around. This hilarious, offbeat first... Read more »
A Wrinkle in Time
Narrated by Hope Davis, Ava DuVernay, Madeleine L'Engle & Charlotte Jones Voiklis / 6 hours 26 minutes
Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic, soon to be a major motion picture. This movie tie-in audiobook includes an introduction read by director Ava DuVernay, a foreword read by the author, and an afterword read by Madeleine L’Engle’s granddaughter Charlotte Jones Voiklis.
Meg Murray, her little brother Charles... Read more »
Book One of the Lunar Chronicles
The Lunar Chronicles: Book #1
Narrated by Rebecca Soler / 10 hours 2 minutes
The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series!
A wicked mash-up of fairy tale and Terminator—set in a Star Wars kind of world—Marissa Meyer's Cinder is a fresh and fiercely ingenious futuristic retelling of Cinderella
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar... Read more »
Ready Player One
By Ernest Cline
Narrated by Wil Wheaton / 15 hours 39 minutes
“If you are at all into video games or the 1980's you are going to love Ready Player One. In a future where people often prefer to live in virtual reality than the real world, the man who invented The Oasis is one of the most famous people in the world. Inside the Oasis you can travel from planet to planet, go to school and live out your wildest dreams. But when he dies and leaves his fortune to whoever can find his "easter egg" hidden inside The Oasis - the challenge begins. I'm not even a huge fan of video games and thought this book was a lot of fun. I listened to the audio book read by Wil Wheaton which was great.”Madison, Ballast Book Co.
Me Before You
Me Before You Trilogy: Book #1
By Jojo Moyes
Narrated by Various, Susan Lyons, Anna Bentink & Steven Crossley / 14 hours 40 minutes
Discover the love story that captured over 20 million hearts in Me Before You, After You, and Still Me.
They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .
Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has never been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a... Read more »
By Roald Dahl
Narrated by Kate Winslet / 4 hours 18 minutes
“Roald Dahl sometimes shared a tonal kinship with Ogden Nash, and he could demonstrate a verbal inventiveness nearly Seussian…[His] stories work better in audio than in print.” –The New York Times
“The Trunchbull” is no match for Matilda!
Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to... Read more »
A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy
The Penderwicks: Book #1
Narrated by Susan Denaker / 6 hours 43 minutes
“Winner of the National Book Award, the first story takes place in Arundel, Maine, where the Penderwicks go for their summer vacation. Their normal vacation spot is booked, so they rent a small cottage on the property of a large house. Before you know it, the four sisters are up to their noses in adventures involving, at times, rabbits, the boy next door (friend or foe?), their dog Hound, a bull, the gardener, the cook, and more. It’s an unforgettable summer for the entire family, and an unforgettable lifetime of equally compelling adventures throughout the five books in the series. A classic for a new generation of readers, perfect for all family read-alouds or reading alone for ages 8+.”BrocheAroe, River Dog Book Co.
The Alex Crow
By Andrew Smith
Narrated by MacLeod Andrews / 8 hours 24 minutes
Once again blending multiple story strands that transcend time and place, Grasshopper Jungle author Andrew Smith tells the story of 15-year-old Ariel, a refugee from the Middle East who is the sole survivor of an attack on his small village. Now living with an adoptive family in Sunday, West Virginia, Ariel's story of his summer at a boys' camp... Read more »
Go Set a Watchman
By Harper Lee
Narrated by Reese Witherspoon / 6 hours 57 minutes
Performed by Reese Witherspoon
#1 New York Times Bestseller
“Go Set a Watchman is such an important book, perhaps the most important novel on race to come out of the white South in decades." — New York Times
A landmark novel by Harper Lee, set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece, To Kill a... Read more »
Career of Evil
A Cormoran Strike Novel
Narrated by Robert Glenister / 17 hours 57 minutes
A disturbing package leads Detective Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott to investigate four dangerous murder suspects in this "magnetic" British mystery (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times).
When Robin Ellacott opens an unexpected delivery, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg.
Her boss, private... Read more »
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book I
The Mysterious Howling
Narrated by Katherine Kellgren / 5 hours 27 minutes
The first book in the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place—the acclaimed and hilarious Victorian mystery series by Maryrose Wood, perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket and Trenton Lee Stewart—has a brand-new look.
Discovered in the forest of Ashton Place, the Incorrigibles are no ordinary children. Luckily, Miss Penelope Lumley is no ordinary... Read more »
A Hat Full of Sky
Discworld: Book #32
Narrated by Stephen Briggs / 7 hours 47 minutes
The second in a series of Discworld novels starring the young witch Tiffany Aching.
Something is coming after Tiffany. . . .
Tiffany Aching is ready to begin her apprenticeship in magic. She expects spells and magic—not chores and ill-tempered nanny goats! Surely there must be more to witchcraft than this!
What Tiffany doesn't know is that an... Read more »
Red Rising: Book #1
By Pierce Brown
Narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds / 16 hours 11 minutes
Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow."-- Scott Sigler Pierce Brown' s relentlessly entertaining debut channels the excitement of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Ender' s Game by Orson Scott Card. " I live for the dream that my children will be born free," she says. " That they will be what they like. That they will own the land their father... Read more »
The Cuckoo's Calling
A Cormoran Strike Novel: Book #1
Narrated by Robert Glenister / 15 hours 54 minutes
“The literary world received quite a shock in 2013 when it was revealed that Robert Galbraith, who recently published a well-reviewed mystery novel entitled The Cuckoo's Calling, was none other than J.K. Rowling - author of the Harry Potter series - writing under a pseudonym. Sales skyrocketed, and Potter fans who picked up the book entered a world very different from Harry's, but filled nonetheless with rich characters and storytelling. The Cuckoo's Calling focuses on Cormoran Strike, a private investigator and disabled war veteran who takes up the case of a supermodel who fell to her death in an apparent suicide. Urged by her adopted brother to take a closer look, Strike and his new - but surprisingly adept - temporary secretary Robin delve into the glamorous, high-pressure world of fashion to uncover a darker truth. Cormoran's world is more adult and less magical than Harry's, but I felt the same intrigue and thrill while reading his story. After all, Rowling wove great mysteries into the Potter novels. I recommend this book to all Harry Potter fans who grew up, but still feel the urge to get lost in a world of words.”Marcus, The Book Tavern
A Cormoran Strike Novel: Book #2
Narrated by Robert Glenister / 17 hours 17 minutes
In this "wonderfully entertaining" mystery (Harlan Coben, The New York Times Book Review), private investigator Cormoran Strike must track down a missing writer -- and a sinister killer bent on destruction.
When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband... Read more »
By Anne Ursu
Narrated by Kirby Heyborne / 7 hours 46 minutes
The winner of numerous awards and recipient of four starred reviews, Anne Ursu's Breadcrumbs is a stunning and heartbreaking story of growing up, wrapped in a modern-day fairy tale.
Once upon a time, Hazel and Jack were best friends. But that was before he stopped talking to her and disappeared into a forest with a mysterious woman made of ice.... Read more »
Algonquin Young Readers
Narrated by Nicola Barber / 7 hours 21 minutes
Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1890, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary—including the ability to see supernatural beings. Abigail has a gift for noticing ordinary but important details, which makes her perfect for the position of Jackaby’s... Read more »
The Paris Wife
By Paula McLain
Narrated by Carrington MacDuffie / 11 hours 25 minutes
A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley.
Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a quiet twenty-eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness—until she meets Ernest Hemingway and her... Read more »