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Staff Top 10's - 2017

Staff Top 10's - 2017

Phinney Books booksellers Liz, Kim, Tom, Haley, Lauren and Molly's ten favorite listens from 2017 (not necessarily published in 2017) all mixed together and in no particular order.

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The Argonauts

By Maggie Nelson
Narrated by: Maggie Nelson
Length: 4 hours 48 minutes

An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, language, and family

Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts is a genre-bending memoir, a work of “autotheory” offering fresh, fierce, and timely thinking about desire, identity, and the limitations and possibilities of love and language. At its center is a romance: the story of the...

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Tenth of December

Stories

By George Saunders
Narrated by: George Saunders
Length: 5 hours 39 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST FICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE DECADE BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY AND BUZZFEED • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY People • The New York Times... Read more »

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Great Expectations

By Charles Dickens
Narrated by: John Lee
Length: 18 hours 30 minutes

Pip, a poor orphan being raised by a cruel sister, does not have much in the way of great expectations—until he is inexplicably elevated to wealth by an anonymous benefactor. Full of unforgettable characters—including a terrifying convict named Magwitch, the eccentric Miss Havisham, and her beautiful but manipulative niece, Estella, Great... Read more »

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Runebinder

The Runebinder Chronicles: Book #1

By Alex R. Kahler
Narrated by: Zach Villa
Length: 9 hours 41 minutes

Magic is risen.

When magic returned to the world, it could have saved humanity, but greed and thirst for power caused mankind’s downfall instead. Now once-human monsters called Howls prowl abandoned streets, their hunger guided by corrupt necromancers and the all-powerful Kin. Only Hunters have the power to fight back in the unending war, using... Read more »

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Perelandra

The Space Trilogy: Book #2

By C. S. Lewis
Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
Length: 7 hours 48 minutes

Perelandra is a planet of pleasure, an unearthly, misty world of strange desires, sweet smells, and delicious tastes, where beasts are friendly and naked beauty is unashamed, a new Garden of Eden, where the story of the oldest temptation is enacted in an intriguingly new way. Here, in the second part of C. S. Lewis’ acclaimed Ransom Trilogy, Dr....

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The Night Circus

By Erin Morgenstern
Narrated by: Jim Dale
Length: 13 hours 38 minutes

If you enjoyed Spoonbenders, then you’ll love The Night Circus.

“A modern classic and the book that dragged me back into the magical realism genre. I've listened to this book multiple times and still enjoy it on the umpteenth time around. Morgenstern captures that same wonder that you remember from whimsical children's fantasy, but matures it into a complex and emotional tale.”

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children: Book #1

By Ransom Riggs
Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
Length: 9 hours 41 minutes

A mysterious island.

An abandoned orphanage.

A strange collection of very curious photographs.

It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that makes for a thrilling listening experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island... Read more »

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter (ENG)

By J. K. Rowling
Narrated by: Jim Dale
Length: 12 hours 14 minutes

"'Welcome to the Knight Bus, emergency transport for the stranded witch or wizard. Just stick out your wand hand, step on board and we can take you anywhere you want to go.'"When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it's the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter.... Read more »

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Hamlet

Fully Dramatized Audio Edition
Folger Shakespeare Library Presents

By William Shakespeare
Narrated by: Full Cast Dramatization
Length: 3 hours 32 minutes

FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY
The World’s Leading Center for Shakespeare Studies


The Folger Shakespeare Library, home to the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, brings Hamlet to life with this new full-length, full-cast dramatic recording of its definitive Folger Edition.

Hamlet—Shakespeare’s most popular, and perhaps most puzzling play—follows... Read more »

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The Importance of Being Earnest

By Oscar Wilde
Narrated by: Emily Bergl, Charles Busch, Neil Dickson, Jill Gascoine, James Marsters, Christopher Neame, Matthew Wolf & Sarah Zimmerman
Length: 1 hours 58 minutes

This final play from the pen of Oscar Wilde is a stylish send-up of Victorian courtship and manners, complete with assumed names, mistaken lovers, and a lost handbag. Jack and Algernon are best friends, both wooing ladies who think their names are Ernest, “that name which inspires absolute confidence.” Wilde’s effervescent wit, scathing social...

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