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Johannes Cabal The Necromancer

Johannes Cabal The Necromancer

by Jonathan L. Howard

Johannes Cabal, a brilliant scientist and notorious snob, is single-mindedly obsessed in heart and soul with raising the dead. Well, perhaps not soul . . . He hastily sold his years ago in order to learn the laws of necromancy. But now, tormented by a...

Narrator: Christopher Cazeno...
Published: 07/07/2009
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Back to Blood

Back to Blood

by Tom Wolfe

A big, panoramic story of the new America, as told by our master chronicler of the way we live now.As a police launch speeds across Miami's Biscayne Bay-with officer Nestor Camacho on board-Tom Wolfe is off and running. Into the feverous landscape of ...

Narrator: Lou Diamond Philli...
Published: 10/23/2012
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Boomsday

Boomsday

by Christopher Buckley

Outraged over the mounting Social Security debt, Cassandra Devine, a charismatic 29-year-old blogger and member of Generation Whatever, incites massive cultural warfare when she politely suggests that Baby Boomers be given government incentives to kil...

Narrator: Janeane Garofalo
Published: 04/02/2007
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Doomed

Doomed

by Chuck Palahniuk

Madison Spencer, the liveliest, snarkiest dead girl in the universe, continues the adventures in the afterlife begun in Damned. Having somewhat reluctantly escaped from hell, she now wanders the purgatory that is Earth as a ghostly spirit, seeking her...

Narrator: Tai Sammons
Published: 10/08/2013
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Ai Pedrito

Ai Pedrito!

by L. Ron Hubbard

Just arrived from Boston, she?s as nave as she is beautiful, and Sunset falls hard for her. But if he can?t make her see what kind of man her father really is, he may fall even harder. Because if he loses this fight, Sunset may never see the sunrise a...

Narrator: Multi-cast
Published: 10/07/2011
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Lunar Park

Lunar Park

by Bret Easton Ellis

Bret Ellis, the narrator of Lunar Park, is the bestselling writer whose first novel Less Than Zero catapulted him to international stardom while he was still in college. In the years that followed he found himself adrift in a world of wealth...

Narrator: James Van Der Beek...
Published: 08/16/2005
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Supreme Courtship

Supreme Courtship

by Christopher Buckley

President of the United States Donald Vanderdamp is having a hell of a time getting his nominees appointed to the Supreme Court. After one nominee is rejected for insufficiently appreciating To Kill A Mockingbird, the president chooses someone so belo...

Narrator: Anne Heche
Published: 09/03/2008
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The Financial Lives of the Poets

The Financial Lives of the Poets

by Jess Walter

The Financial Lives of the Poets is a comic and heartfelt novel from National Book Award nominee Jess Walter, author of Citizen Vince and The Zero, about how we get to the edge of ruin—and how we begin to make our way back. Walter tells the stor...

Narrator: Jess Walter
Published: 11/17/2009
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Jennifer Government

Jennifer Government

by Max Barry

A wickedly satirical and outrageous thriller about globalization and marketing hype, Jennifer Government is the best novel in the world ever."Funny and clever.... A kind of ad-world version of Dr. Strangelove.... [Barry] unleashes enough wit...

Narrator: Michael Kramer,Pat...
Published: 10/17/2002
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Then We Came to the End

Then We Came to the End

by Joshua Ferris

No one knows us quite the same way as the men and women who sit beside us in department meetings and crowd the office refrigerator with their labeled yogurts. Every office is a family of sorts, and the ad agency Joshua Ferris brilliantly depicts in h...

Narrator: Deanna Hurst
Published: 03/01/2007
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Submarine

Submarine

by Joe Dunthorne

The dryly precocious, soon-to-be-fifteen-year-old hero of this engagingly offbeat debut novel, Oliver Tate lives in the seaside town of Swansea, Wales. At once a self-styled social scientist, a spy in the baffling adult world surrounding him, and a bu...

Narrator: Bruce Mann
Published: 05/24/2011
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Coincidence Engine

Coincidence Engine

by Sam Leith

“A tremendous novel—droll, savvy, original. An invigorating blast of fiction.” —William Boyd, Author of Any Human Heart and Restless.”                ...

Narrator: Jonathan Cowley
Published: 02/07/2012
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Getting Rid of Matthew

Getting Rid of Matthew

by Jane Fallon

For once, a novel that isn’t about the heroine getting the guy. It’s about getting rid of the guy, and in the process, finding herself. Helen is nearly forty, and has, for far too long, had an affair with Matthew, a high-powered, much olde...

Narrator: Rosalyn Landor
Published: 08/14/2007
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The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins

The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins

by Irvine Welsh

The famed—some would say notorious—author of Trainspotting and many other brilliant offenses against common literary decency comes at last to America, with a dark and twisted tale of personal training and abject codependency in t...

Narrator: Lorelei King, Pene...
Published: 02/03/2015
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Mermaids in Paradise

Mermaids in Paradise

by Lydia Millet

In this hilarious novel from Pulitzer Prize finalist Lydia Millet, a honeymooning couple makes friends with a marine biologist who discovers genuine mermaids in a coral reef-and who, the next night, apparently drowns in her hotel bathtub. As a reso...

Narrator: Cassandra Campbell...
Published: 11/03/2014
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The Subprimes

The Subprimes

by Karl Taro Greenfeld

In a future America that feels increasingly familiar, you are your credit score. Extreme wealth inequality has created a class of have-nothings: Subprimes. Their bad credit ratings make them unemployable. Jobless and without assets, they've walked out...

Narrator: Adam Verner
Published: 05/19/2015
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The Happiest People in the World

The Happiest People in the World

by Brock Clarke

A wickedly funny and subversive look at America's basic tenets-under the guise of a political thriller-from the bestselling author of The Arsenist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England.

Narrator: Adam Black
Published: 11/04/2014
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Shriver

Shriver

by Chris Belden

Mistaken for a famous but reclusive author of the same name, lonely Shriver attends a writers conference at a small midwestern liberal arts college. Completely unfamiliar with the novel he supposedly wrote and utterly unprepared for the magnitude of t...

Narrator: Grover Gardner
Published: 01/05/2016
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Iterating Grace

Iterating Grace

by Koons Crooks

What is this tiny audiobook? Who is this Koons Crooks?With its privately-printed, anonymously-produced 140-copy first printing, Iterating Grace became the talk of summer 2015 in the tech world. From Buzzfeed to Tumblr to Fusion, people were puzzled an...

Narrator: John Hodgman
Published: 12/15/2015
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Potatoes are Cheaper

Potatoes are Cheaper

by Max Shulman

It's the middle of the Great Depression and Morris Katz and his cousin Albert are broke. But that's all about to change when they head off to college on a mission from Morris's mother to find rich, unattractive Jewish girls to marry. The boys arriv...

Narrator: George Newbern
Published: 07/26/2016
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Barefoot Boy with Cheek

Barefoot Boy with Cheek

by Max Shulman

On his first day of college, farm boy Asa Hearthrug enthusiastically jumps out of bed-and discovers that his pajama pants are caught in the bedsprings. He learns that his dog has died, and his father, in an effort to soften the blow, tells an absur...

Narrator: George Newbern
Published: 07/26/2016
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Many Loves of Dobie Gillis The

Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, The

by Max Shulman

Including stories first published in Cosmopolitan and theSaturday Evening Post, this bestselling collection follows the romantic escapades of Max Shulman's famed collegiate Don Juan. Like most undergraduates, Dobie Gillis is a bit scattered-sometim...

Narrator: George Newbern
Published: 07/12/2016
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After On

After On

by Rob Reid

The definitive novel of today’s Silicon Valley, After On flash-captures our cultural and technological moment with up-to-the-instant savvy. Matters of privacy and government intrusion, post-Tinder romance, nihilistic terrorism, artificial consci...

Narrator: Sean Kenin
Published: 08/01/2017
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The OneEyed Man

The One-Eyed Man

by Ron Currie

K., the intriguing narrator of Currie's new novel, joins the ranks of other great American literary creations who show us something new about ourselves. K.'s quixotic effort to fully understand the world he lives in makes for a singular and engaging n...

Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Published: 03/07/2017
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Look Whos Back

Look Who's Back

by Timur Vermes

Look Who's Back is a cutting satire on modern media-bloated, celebrity-obsessed society, seen through the eyes of Adolf Hitler.Adolf Hitler wakes up on a patch of open ground, alive and well. it is the Summer of 2011 and things have changed--no Eva Br...

Narrator: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Published: 04/05/2016
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The Optimistic Decade

The Optimistic Decade

by Heather Abel

You say you want a revolution? This energetic and entertaining novel about a utopian summer camp and its charismatic leader asks smart questions about good intentions gone terribly wrong.

Narrator: Tanya Eby
Published: 05/01/2018
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Black No More

Black No More

by George S. Schuyler

According to Max Disher, an ambitious young black man in 1930s New York, someone of his race has only three alternatives: "Get out, get white, or get along." Incapable of getting out and unhappy with getting along, Max leaps at the remaining possibili...

Narrator: Sean Crisden
Published: 06/05/2018
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