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The Great American Read

The Great American Read is an eight-part television and online series designed to spark a national conversation about reading and the books that have inspired, moved, and shaped us. The series will engage audiences with this list of 100 diverse books.

Crime and Punishment

By Fyodor Dostoevsky & Constance Garnett
Narrated by Anthony Heald /  20 hours 28 minutes

One of the greatest works of fiction ever written, Crime and Punishment is at once an intense psychological study, a terrifying murder mystery, and a fascinating detective thriller instilled with philosophical, religious, and social commentary. Dostoevsky studies the psychological impact upon a desperate and impoverished student when he murders... Read More »

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

By Mark Haddon
Narrated by Jeff Woodman /  6 hours 3 minutes

Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a... Read More »

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The Da Vinci Code

A Novel
Robert Langdon
By Dan Brown
Narrated by Paul Michael /  17 hours

While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the... Read More »

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Don Quixote

Translated by Edith Grossman
By Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
Narrated by George Guidall /  39 hours 40 minutes

Don Quixote is the classic story. Called the first modern novel, this marvelous book has stood the test of time to become irrevocably intertwined with the fabric of society. Sixteenth-century Spanish gentleman Don Quixote, fed by his own delusional fantasies, takes to the road in search of chivalrous adventures. But his quest leads to more... Read More »

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Dune

Book One in the Dune Chronicles
Dune
By Frank Herbert
Narrated by Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Ilyana Kadushin, Euan Morton & Simon Vance /  21 hours 1 minute

Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family—and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable... Read More »

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Frankenstein

or The Modern Prometheus
By Mary Shelley
Narrated by Anthony Heald, Stefan Rudnicki & Simon Templeman /  8 hours 42 minutes

A masterpiece of nineteenth-century Gothic horror, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein also has the distinction of being the first science fiction novel. Dr. Victor Frankenstein, an ambitious young scientist, is consumed by a fanatic desire to create a living being. He fashions an eight-foot creature and succeeds in animating him but, horrified by his... Read More »

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I, Alex Cross

Alex Cross: Book #15
By James Patterson
Narrated by Tim Cain & Michael Cerveris /  7 hours 1 minute

You can't run

Detective Alex Cross is pulled out of a family celebration and given the awful news that a beloved relative has been found brutally murdered. Alex vows to hunt down the killer, and soon learns that she was mixed up in one of Washington's wildest scenes. And she was not this killer's only victim.

You can't hide

The hunt for her... Read More »

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Chronicles of Narnia: Book #2
By C. S. Lewis
Narrated by Michael York /  4 hours 22 minutes

Don’t miss one of America’s top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS’s The Great American Read.

A full-color paperback edition of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, book two in the classic fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia. This edition is complete with full-color cover and interior art by the original illustrator, Pauline Baynes.

Four... Read More »

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Foundation

Foundation: Book #1
By Isaac Asimov
Narrated by Scott Brick /  8 hours 37 minutes

The story of our future begins with the Foundation.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. Only Hari Seldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future—a dark age of ignorance, barbarism,... Read More »

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A Game of Thrones

A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One
A Song of Ice and Fire: Book #1
By George R. R. Martin
Narrated by Roy Dotrice /  33 hours 42 minutes

NOW THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES—THE MASTERPIECE THAT BECAME A CULTURAL PHENOMENON
 
Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King’s Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert’s name. There his family dwells in peace... Read More »

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Ghost

Track: Book #1
By Jason Reynolds
Narrated by Guy Lockard /  3 hours 29 minutes

A National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature.
Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.


Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down in this first electrifying novel of a brand-new series from Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe... Read More »

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Gilead

A Novel
By Marilynne Robinson
Narrated by Tim Jerome /  8 hours 53 minutes

The 2004 Pulitzer Prize winning novel
A New York Times Top-Ten Book of 2004
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction

Nearly 25 years after Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson returns with an intimate tale of three generations, from the Civil War to the 20th century: a story about fathers and sons and the spiritual battles that... Read More »

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The Giver

By Lois Lowry
Narrated by Ron Rifkin /  4 hours 47 minutes

Lois Lowry’s The Giver is the quintessential dystopian novel, followed by its remarkable companions, Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.

Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 he is singled out to receive... Read More »

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The Godfather

By Mario Puzo
Narrated by Joe Mantegna /  18 hours 5 minutes

Mario Puzo’s classic saga of an American crime family that became a global phenomenon—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.

With its brilliant and brutal portrayal of the Corleone family, The Godfather burned its way into our national consciousness. This unforgettable saga of crime and corruption,... Read More »

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Gone Girl

A Novel
By Gillian Flynn
Narrated by Julia Whelan & Kirby Heyborne /  19 hours 9 minutes

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The “mercilessly entertaining” (Vanity Fair) instant classic “about the nature of identity and the terrible secrets that can survive and thrive in even the most intimate relationships” (Lev Grossman, Time).

NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Janet Maslin, The New York Times • People • Entertainment... Read More »

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Gone With the Wind

By Margaret Mitchell
Narrated by Linda Stephens /  49 hours 5 minutes

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, Margaret Mitchell's great novel of the South is one of the most popular books ever written. Within six months of its publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind had sold a million copies. To date, it has been translated into 25 languages, and more than 28 million copies have been sold. Here are the... Read More »

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The Grapes of Wrath

Penguin Audio Classics
By John Steinbeck
Narrated by Dylan Baker /  20 hours 59 minutes

John Steinbeck's powerful evocation of the suffering and hardship caused by the Great Depression, and a panoramic vision of the struggle for the American Dream, The Grapes of Wrath includes a critical introduction by Robert DeMott in Penguin Modern Classics. 'I've done my damndest to rip a reader's nerves to rags, I don't want him satisfied.'... Read More »

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Great Expectations

By Charles Dickens
Narrated by Simon Prebble /  18 hours 32 minutes

One of the most revered works in English literature, Great Expectations traces the coming-of-age of a young orphan, Pip, from a boy of shallow aspirations into a man of maturity. From the chilling opening confrontation with an escaped convict to the grand but eerily disheveled estate of bitter old Miss Havisham, all is not what it seems in... Read More »

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The Great Gatsby

By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Narrated by William Hope /  5 hours 37 minutes

Elegant, enigmatic Jay Gatsby yearns for his old love, the beautiful Daisy. But she is married to the insensitive if hugely successful Tom Buchanan, who won’t let her go despite having a mistress himself. In their wealthy haven, these beguiling lives are brought together by the innocent and entranced narrator, Nick – until their decadent deceits... Read More »

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Gulliver's Travels

By Jonathan Swift
Narrated by Pamela Garelick /  11 hours 52 minutes

This enduring classic tells of the fantastic voyages of Lemuel Gulliver, an English ship's surgeon who becomes a castaway in strange and faraway lands. Shipwrecked upon the shores of Lilliput, he encounters the six-inch-high Lilliputians, whose petty wars, civil strife, and vanities are human follies so reduced in scale as to be rendered... Read More »

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