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The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train

by Paula Hawkins

The #1 New York Times Bestseller, USA Today Book of the Year, now a major motion picture.   The debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives.   “Nothing is more addicting than...

Narrator: Clare Corbett
Published: 01/13/2015
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A Spool of Blue Thread

A Spool of Blue Thread

by Anne Tyler

Short-listed for the Man Booker Prize “It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon. . .” This is how Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The Whitshanks are one of t...

Narrator: Kimberly Farr
Published: 02/10/2015
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The Buried Giant

The Buried Giant

by Kazuo Ishiguro

From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day comes a luminous meditation on the act of forgetting and the power of memory.   In post-Arthurian Britain, the wars that on...

Narrator: David Horovitch
Published: 03/03/2015
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The Alchemist

The Alchemist

by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho continues to change the lives of its readers forever. With more than two million copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has established itself as a modern classic, universally admired.Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece...

Narrator: Jeremy Irons
Published: 10/04/2005
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Funny Girl

Funny Girl

by Nick Hornby

A brilliant novel from the bestselling author of High Fidelity, About a Boy, and A Long Way Down.Set in 1960's London, Funny Girl is a lively account of the adventures of the intrepid young Sophie Straw as she naviga...

Narrator: Emma Fielding
Published: 02/03/2015
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The Best of Me

The Best of Me

by Nicholas Sparks

"Everyone wanted to believe that endless love was possible. She'd believed in it once, too, back when she was eighteen."In the spring of 1984, high school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply, irrevocably in love. Though they were from ...

Narrator: Sean Pratt
Published: 10/11/2011
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The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch

by Donna Tartt

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE"The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind....Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fict...

Narrator: David Pittu
Published: 10/22/2013
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Adultery

Adultery

by Paulo Coelho

I want to change. I need to change. I'm gradually losing touch with myself.Adultery, the provocative new novel by Paulo Coelho, best-selling author of The Alchemist and Eleven Minutes, explores the question of what it means to live life fully and happ...

Narrator: Margaret Jull Cost...
Published: 08/19/2014
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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His ...

by Haruki Murakami

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is the long-awaited new novel—a book that sold more than a million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan—from the award-winning, internationally best-selling author Haruki ...

Narrator: Philip Gabriel
Published: 08/12/2014
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The Girls of August

The Girls of August

by Anne Rivers Siddons

Every August, four women would gather together to spend a week at the beach, renting a new house each year. The ritual began when they were in their twenties and their husbands were in medical school, and became a mainstay of every summer thereafter. ...

Narrator: Kate Reading
Published: 07/08/2014
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The Woman in Cabin 10

The Woman in Cabin 10

by Ruth Ware

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF IN A DARK, DARK WOOD Featured in TheSkimm An Entertainment Weekly “Summer Must List” Pick A New York Post “Summer Must-Read” Pick Included in Summer Book G...

Narrator: Imogen Church
Published: 07/19/2016
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To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

by Harper Lee

Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred, available now for the first time as a digital audiobook.One of the best-loved stories...

Narrator: Sissy Spacek
Published: 07/08/2014
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Into the Water

Into the Water

by Paula Hawkins

The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller and global phenomenon The Girl on the Train returns with Into the Water, her addictive new novel of psychological suspense. A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town...

Narrator: Laura Aikman
Published: 05/02/2017
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The Underground Railroad Oprahs Book Club

The Underground Railroad (Oprah's...

by Colson Whitehead

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South Cora ...

Narrator: Bahni Turpin
Published: 08/02/2016
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Little Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere

by Celeste Ng

The runaway New York Times bestseller!Named a Best Book of the Year by: People, The Washington Post, Bustle, Esquire, Southern Living, The Daily Beast, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Audible, Goodreads, Li...

Narrator: Jennifer Lim
Published: 09/12/2017
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Lincoln in the Bardo

Lincoln in the Bardo

by George Saunders

The long-awaited first novel from the author of Tenth of December: a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and inventedFeb...

Narrator: George Saunders
Published: 02/14/2017
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Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

by John Steinbeck

Celebrating its 75th anniversary, John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men remains one of America's most widely read and beloved novels. Here is Steinbeck’s dramatic adaptation of his novel-as-play, which received the New York Drama Critics’...

Narrator: Gary Sinise
Published: 04/13/2011
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My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You Shes Sorry

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell Y...

by Fredrik Backman

From the author of the internationally bestselling A Man Called Ove, a charming, warmhearted novel about a young girl whose grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters, sending her on a journey that brings to life the world of her grandmoth...

Narrator: Joan Walker
Published: 06/16/2015
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Lying Game

Lying Game

by Ruth Ware

From the New York Times bestselling author of the “pulse-quickening” (Good Housekeeping, UK) In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10 comes Ruth Ware’s highly anticipated third novel, featuring her signature “verve and en...

Narrator: Imogen Church
Published: 07/25/2017
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The Rules of Magic

The Rules of Magic

by Alice Hoffman

From beloved author Alice Hoffman comes the spellbinding prequel to her bestseller, Practical Magic.Find your magic. For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1620, when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man. Hundred...

Narrator: Marin Ireland
Published: 10/10/2017
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My Name Is Lucy Barton

My Name Is Lucy Barton

by Elizabeth Strout

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE • A simple hospital visit becomes a portal to the tender relationship between mother and daughter in this extraordinary novel by the Pulitzer Prize–winni...

Narrator: Kimberly Farr
Published: 01/05/2016
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Before the Fall

Before the Fall

by Noah Hawley

Winner of the 2017 EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL and the 2017 INTERNATIONAL THRILLER WRITERS AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL FROM THE AWARD-WINNING CREATOR OF FARGO COMES "ONE THE YEAR'S BEST SUSPENSE NOVELS" (NEW YORK TIMES). On a foggy summer night, eleven people...

Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Published: 05/31/2016
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The Japanese Lover

The Japanese Lover

by Isabel Allende

From New York Times and internationally bestselling author Isabel Allende, an exquisitely crafted love story and multigenerational epic that sweeps from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during the Second World War.In 19...

Narrator: Joanna Gleason
Published: 11/03/2015
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The Marriage of Opposites

The Marriage of Opposites

by Alice Hoffman

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Museum of Extraordinary Things: a forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro—the Fa...

Narrator: Gloria Reuben
Published: 08/04/2015
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My Brilliant Friend

My Brilliant Friend

by Elena Ferrante

A modern masterpiece from one of Italys most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila, who represent the story of a nation and the nature of friendship. The story begins i...

The Neapolitan Novels #1
Narrator: Hillary Huber
Published: 04/07/2015
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The Help

The Help

by Kathryn Stockett

The #1 New York Times bestselling novel and basis for the Academy Award–winning film.   Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who's always taken orders quietly, but lately she's unable to hold her bitterness back. Her frien...

Narrator: Jenna Lamia
Published: 02/10/2009
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The Revenant

The Revenant

by Michael Punke

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA thrilling tale of betrayal and revenge set against the nineteenth-century American frontier, the astonishing story of real-life trapper and frontiersman Hugh GlassThe year is 1823, and the trappe...

Narrator: Holter Graham
Published: 01/06/2015
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The Mermaid of Brooklyn

The Mermaid of Brooklyn

by Amy Shearn

In this beautifully written novel that blends the whimsy ofThe Time Travelers Wifewith an indelible portrait of motherhood, a young woman strives to pick up the pieces after her husband mysteriously leavesand she finds strength from the unlikeliest of...

Narrator: Hillary Huber
Published: 04/02/2013
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Bitterroot

Bitterroot

by James Lee Burke

Set in the rugged Bitterroot valley of Montana -- home to celebrities seeking to escape the pressures of public life and xenophobes dedicated to establishing a bulkhed of patriotic paranoia -- Bitterroot features Blly Bob Holland, former Texas Ranger ...

Narrator: Tom Stechschulte,W...
Published: 07/17/2012
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The German Girl

The German Girl

by Armando Lucas Correa

A stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel, perfect for fans of The Nightingale, Schindler’s List, and All the Light We Cannot See, about twelve-year-old Hannah Rosenthal’s harrowing experience fleeing Nazi-occupied Germany with her family...

Narrator: Joy Osmanski
Published: 10/18/2016
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Beartown

Beartown

by Fredrik Backman

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove returns with a dazzling, profound novel about a small town with a big dream—and the price required to make it come true.People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep i...

Narrator: Marin Ireland
Published: 04/25/2017
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Shes Come Undone

She's Come Undone

by Wally Lamb

Reading Group Discussion Points How does Dolores' life parallel her mother's and how does she ultimately triumph and move beyond her tie to her mother's failures? Discuss the significance of water in the novel—as a symbol of both Dolores' brea...

Narrator: Linda Stephens,Kat...
Published: 03/15/2011
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Little Bee

Little Bee

by Chris Cleave

From the author of the international bestseller Incendiary comes a haunting novel about the tenuous friendship that blooms between two disparate strangers-one an illegal Nigerian refugee, the other a recent widow from suburban London.

Narrator: Anne Flosnik
Published: 04/28/2009
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Fates and Furies

Fates and Furies

by Lauren Groff

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A FINALIST FOR THE 2015 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD NPR MORNING EDITION BOOK CLUB PICKNAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY: THE WASHINGTON POST, NPR, TIME, THE SEATTLE TIMES, MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE, SLATE, LIBRARY JOURNAL, KIRKUS, ...

Narrator: Will Damron
Published: 09/15/2015
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The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

by F Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald's portrait of the Jazz Age in all its decadence and excess, is, as editor Maxwell Perkins praised it in 1924, "a wonder." It remains one of the most widely read, translated, admired, imitated and studied twentieth...

Narrator: Tim Robbins
Published: 12/14/2004
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Plum Island

Plum Island

by Nelson DeMille

Taking the best elements from two of his most outstanding bestsellers, The Gold Coast and The General's Daughter, Nelson DeMille combines the breathless suspense of an expertly wrought murder mystery with his wry perspective on a peculiarly American s...

Narrator: Scott Brick
Published: 11/01/2010
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Everything I Never Told You

Everything I Never Told You

by Celeste Ng

A haunting debut novel about a mixed-race family living in 1970s Ohio and the tragedy that will either be their undoing or their salvation Lydia is dead. But they dont know this yet So begins the story in this exquisite debut novel about a Chinese ...

Narrator: Cassandra Campbell...
Published: 06/26/2014
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God Help the Child

God Help the Child

by Toni Morrison

Spare and unsparing, God Help the Child—the first novel by Toni Morrison to be set in our current moment—weaves a tale about the way the sufferings of childhood can shape, and misshape, the life of the adult. At the center: a young woman w...

Narrator: Toni Morrison
Published: 04/21/2015
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The Dark Tower VII

The Dark Tower VII

by Stephen King

Now a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris ElbaAll good things must come to end. Constant Listener, and not even Stephen King can write a story that goes on forever. The tale of Ronald Deschain's relentless quest for the Dark To...

Narrator: George Guidall
Published: 09/21/2004
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In One Person

In One Person

by John Irving

His most political novel since The Cider House Rules and A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving’s In One Person is an intimate and unforgettable portrait of the solitariness of a bisexual man who is dedicated to making himself “wor...

Narrator: John Benjamin Hick...
Published: 05/08/2012
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Did You Ever Have A Family

Did You Ever Have A Family

by Bill Clegg

The stunning debut novel from bestselling author Bill Clegg is a magnificently powerful story about a circle of people who find solace in the least likely of places as they cope with a horrific tragedy.On the eve of her daughter’s wedding, June ...

Narrator: Bill Clegg
Published: 09/01/2015
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Circling the Sun

Circling the Sun

by Paula McLain

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR, BOOKPAGE, AND SHELF AWARENESS • “Paula McLain is considered the new star of historical fiction, and for good reason. Fans of The Paris Wife will...

Narrator: Katharine McEwan
Published: 07/28/2015
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Slaughterhouse Five

Slaughterhouse Five

by Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut's absurdist classic Slaughterhouse-Five introduces us to Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes 'unstuck in time' after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore. In a plot-scrambling display of virtuosity, we follow Pilgrim simul...

Narrator: Ethan Hawke
Published: 11/11/2003
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The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees

by Sue Monk Kidd

An intoxicating debut novel of "one motherless daughter's discovery of...the strange and wonderful places we find love" —The Washington PostSue Monk Kidd's ravishing debut novel has stolen the hearts of reviewers and readers alike w...

Narrator: Jenna Lamia
Published: 01/28/2003
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The Magicians

The Magicians

by Lev Grossman

The New York Times bestselling novel about a young man practicing magic in the real world, now an original series on Syfy“The Magicians is to Harry Potter as a shot of Irish whiskey is to a glass of weak tea. . . . Hogwarts was never like this.&...

Magicians Trilogy
Narrator: Mark Bramhall
Published: 08/11/2009
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The Circle

The Circle

by Dave Eggers

Soon to be a Major Motion Picture, The Circle is the exhilarating novel from Dave Eggers, best-selling author of Heroes of the Frontier. When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company,...

Narrator: Dion Graham
Published: 10/08/2013
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And the Mountains Echoed

And the Mountains Echoed

by Khaled Hosseini

An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else.Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care ...

Narrator: Khaled Hosseini
Published: 05/21/2013
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Behold the Dreamers

Behold the Dreamers

by Imbolo Mbue

A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream—the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the econ...

Narrator: Prentice Onayemi
Published: 08/23/2016
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The Little Paris Bookshop

The Little Paris Bookshop

by Nina George

“There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only a hundred. There are even remedies—I mean books—that were written for one person only…A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as ...

Narrator: Steve West
Published: 06/23/2015
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Invisible Man

Invisible Man

by Ralph Ellison

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all timeRalph Elllison's Invisible Man is a monumental novel, one that can well be called an epic of modern American Negro life. It is a strange story, in which many extraordinary thin...

Narrator: Joe Morton
Published: 12/21/2010
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