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Clapton

Clapton

by Eric Clapton

With striking intimacy and candor, Eric Clapton tells the story of his eventful and inspiring life. More than a rock star, Eric Clapton is an icon, a living embodiment of the history of rock music. Well known for his reserve in a profession marked by ...

Narrator: Simon Vance,Bill N...
Published: 10/09/2007
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Prince Lestat

Prince Lestat

by Anne Rice

A stunning departure, a surprising and compelling return…From Anne Rice, perennial best seller, single-handed reinventor of the vampire cosmology--a new, exhilarating novel, a deepening of her vampire mythology, and a chillingly hypnotic myster...

Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 10/28/2014
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The Broken Eye

The Broken Eye

by Brent Weeks

The Broken Eye continues the spectacular Lightbringer series from the New York Times bestselling author of The Black Prism and The Blinding Knife. As the old gods awaken and satrapies splinter, the Chromeria races to find the only man who can still ...

Lightbringer
Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 08/26/2014
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The Girl in the Spiders Web

The Girl in the Spider's Web

by David Lagercrantz

Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist return   She is the girl with the dragon tattoo—a genius hacker and uncompromising misfit. He is a crusading journalist whose championing of the truth often brings him to the brink of prosecution. Late ...

Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 09/01/2015
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The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an ...

by David Lagercrantz

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER Lisbeth Salander is back with a vengeance. The series that began with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo continues as brilliant hacker Lisbeth Salander teams up with journalist Mikael Blomk...

Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 09/12/2017
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Mans Search for Meaning

Mans Search for Meaning

by Viktor E. Frankl

Mans Search for Meaning is the chilling yet inspirational story of Viktor Frankls struggle to hold on to hope during the unspeakable horrors of his years as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps. Through every waking moment of his ordeal, Frankls tra...

Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 04/20/2010
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Dune

Dune

by Frank Herbert

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 ag...

Narrator: Scott Brick
Published: 05/29/2007
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Fire  Blood

Fire & Blood

by George R. R. Martin

The thrilling history of the Targaryens comes to life in this masterly work by the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, the inspiration for HBO’s Game of Thrones.   With all the fire and fury fans have come to expect from internationally bests...

Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 11/20/2018
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Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis

Prince Lestat and the Realms of A...

by Anne Rice

From Anne Rice, conjurer of the beloved best sellers Interview with the Vampire and Prince Lestat, an ambitious and exhilarating new novel of utopian vision and power  "In my dreams, I saw a city fall into the sea. I heard the cries of thousands....

Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 11/29/2016
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

by Stieg Larsson

A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue.It’s about the disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden . . . and about her octogenarian ...

Narrator: Simon Vance,Reg Ke...
Published: 09/16/2008
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The Girl Who Played with Fire

The Girl Who Played with Fire

by Stieg Larsson

Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of ...

Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 07/28/2009
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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's ...

by Stieg Larsson

Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if an...

Narrator: Reg Keeland
Published: 05/25/2010
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Knowing God

Knowing God

by J. I. Packer

A lifelong pursuit of knowing God should embody the Christian's existence. According to eminent theologian J.I. Packer, however, Christians have become enchanted by modern skepticism and have joined the "gigantic conspiracy of misdirection" by failing...

Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 03/01/2011
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The Punishment She Deserves

The Punishment She Deserves

by Elizabeth George

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERDetective Sergeant Barbara Havers and Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley are forced to confront the past as they try to solve a crime that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of a quiet, historic medieval town in EnglandThe...

A Lynley Novel
Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 03/20/2018
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Interview with the Vampire

Interview with the Vampire

by Anne Rice

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of its publicationThe time is now.We are in a small room with the vampire, face to face, as he speaks--as he pours out the hypnotic, shocking, moving, and erotically charged confessions of his first two hundred y...

Narrator: Simon Vance,F. Mur...
Published: 05/31/2011
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Eaters of the Dead

Eaters of the Dead

by Michael Crichton

The year is A.D. 922. A refined Arab courtier, representative of the powerful Caliph of Baghdad, encounters a party of Viking warriors who are journeying to the barbaric North. He is appalled by their Viking customs—the wanton sexuality of their...

Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 11/24/2015
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Great Expectations

Great Expectations

by Charles Dickens

Considered by many to be Charles Dickens's finest novel, Great Expectations traces the growth of the book's narrator, the orphan Philip Pirrip (Pip), from a boy of shallow dreams to a man with depth of character.

Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 08/18/2008
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Dune Messiah

Dune Messiah

by Frank Herbert

The bestselling science fiction series of all time continues! Frank Herbert's second installment explores new developments on the desert planet Arrakis, with its intricate social order and its strange threatening environment. Dune Messiah picks up the...

Narrator: Scott Brick
Published: 09/04/2007
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The Blood Mirror

The Blood Mirror

by Brent Weeks

The fourth book in the blockbuster Lightbringer series from New York Times bestselling fantasy author Brent Weeks. When does an empire fall?The Seven Satrapies have collapsed into four-and those are falling before the White King's armies.Gavin Guile,...

Lightbringer #4
Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 10/25/2016
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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

The Life and Adventures of Nichol...

by Charles Dickens

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby combines comedy and tragedy in a tale of triumph over adversity, where Nickleby succeeds despite social injustice—a story that mirrors Charles Dickens's own rise from poverty to great success.

Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 12/24/2010
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The Tao of Pooh

The Tao of Pooh

by Benjamin Hoff

Author Benjamin Hoff shows that the philosophy of Winnie-the-Pooh is amazingly consistent with the principles of Taoism and demonstrates how you can use these principles in your daily life.

Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 01/23/2012
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Sophies World

Sophie's World

by Jostein Gaarder

One day fourteen-year-old Sophie Amundsen comes home from school to find in her mailbox two notes, with one question on each: Who are you? and Where does the world come from? From that strangea€”but irresistiblea€”beginning, Soph...

Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 03/20/2007
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Memnoch the Devil

Memnoch the Devil

by Anne Rice

"STARTLING. . . FIENDISH. . . MEMNOCH'S TALE IS COMPELLING."--New York Daily NewsLike Interview With the Vampire, Memnoch has a half-maddened, fever-pitch intensity. . . Narrated by Rice's most cherished character, the vampire Lestat, Memnoc...

Narrator: Simon Vance,Roger ...
Published: 03/18/2014
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Hero of the Empire

Hero of the Empire

by Candice Millard

From New York Times bestselling author of Destiny of the Republic and The River of Doubt, a thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill's extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War   At age twenty-four, Winston Churchill was utterly...

Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 09/20/2016
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A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

by Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities provides a highly charged examination of human suffering and human sacrifice, private experience and public history, during the French Revolution.

Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 04/14/2008
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Little Dorrit

Little Dorrit

by Charles Dickens

Little Dorrit is Amy, born in debtors prison, the youngest child of debtor William Dorrit, an inmate of the Marshalsea. The two are befriended by a man whose wife hires Little Dorrit as a seamstress. When William Dorrit inherits a fortune, he escapes ...

Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 01/01/2006
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The Providence of Fire

The Providence of Fire

by Brian Staveley

Brian Staveley's The Providence of Fire, the second novel in the Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, a gripping new epic fantasy series in the tradition of Brandon Sanderson and George R. R. MartinThe conspiracy to destroy the ruling family of the Annuria...

The Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne #2
Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 01/13/2015
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The Emperors Blades

The Emperor's Blades

by Brian Staveley

“A vividly imagined story of conspiracy and empire.” —Col Buchanan, author of FarlanderThe emperor of Annur is dead, slain by enemies unknown. His daughter and two sons, scattered across the world, do what they must to stay alive and...

The Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne #1
Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 01/14/2014
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People Who Eat Darkness

People Who Eat Darkness

by Richard Lloyd Parry

Lucie Blackman—tall, blond, twenty-one years old—stepped out into the vastness of Tokyo in the summer of 2000 and disappeared. The following winter, her dismembered remains were found buried in a seaside cave. The seven months in between h...

Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 07/16/2012
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The Vampire Lestat

The Vampire Lestat

by Anne Rice

Lestat. The vampire hero of Anne Rice’s enthralling novel is a creature of the darkest and richest imagination. Once an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-revolutionary France, now a rock star in the demonic, shimmering 1980s, he rushes through...

Narrator: Simon Vance,Michae...
Published: 05/31/2011
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Crucible of Gold

Crucible of Gold

by Naomi Novik

Naomi Novik’ s beloved series returns, with Captain Will Laurence and his fighting dragon Temeraire once again taking to the air against the broadsides of Napoleon’ s forces and the friendly—and sometimes not-so-friendly—fire o...

Temeraire #7
Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 10/02/2012
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Children of Dune

Children of Dune

by Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert's bestselling science fiction series of all time continues! In this third installment, the sand-blasted world of Arrakis has become green, watered and fertile. Old Paul Atreides, who led the desert Fremen to political and religious domin...

Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 02/19/2008
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The Last Mortal Bond

The Last Mortal Bond

by Brian Staveley

The trilogy that began with The Emperor's Blades and continued in The Providence of Fire reaches its epic conclusion, as war engulfs the Annurian Empire in Brian Staveley's The Last Mortal BondThe ancient csestriim are back to finish their purge of hu...

The Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne #3
Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 03/15/2016
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The Black Prism

The Black Prism

by Brent Weeks

The first book in the Lightbringer series, the blockbuster fantasy epic from New York Times bestselling author Brent Weeks.Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are al...

Black Prism #1
Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 08/25/2010
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The Blinding Knife

The Blinding Knife

by Brent Weeks

The gripping sequel to New York Times bestselling fantasy epic The Black Prism from Brent Weeks. Gavin Guile is dying. He'd thought he had five years left--now he has less than one. With fifty thousand refugees, a bastard son, and an ex-fiancA©e...

Black Prism #2
Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 09/11/2012
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Barnaby Rudge

Barnaby Rudge

by Charles Dickens

Dickens's first historical novel is set in 1780s England at the time of the Gordon Riots. In a case of mistaken identification, Barnaby Rudge, a pale halfwit with long red hair who dresses all in green and carries a large raven on his back, is arreste...

Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 05/01/2008
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The Tale of the Body Thief

The Tale of the Body Thief

by Anne Rice

In another feat of hypnotic storytelling, Anne Rice continues the extraordinary Vampire Chronicles that began with the now classic Interview with the Vampire and continued with The Vampire Lestat and The Queen of the Damned. Lestat speaks.  ...

Narrator: Simon Vance,Richar...
Published: 07/28/2015
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Blood of Tyrants

Blood of Tyrants

by Naomi Novik

Captain Laurence and Temeraire—along with some unexpected allies and old friends—face their ultimate challenge in the latest installment of Naomi Novik's Temeraire series.

Temeraire #8
Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 08/19/2013
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The Queen of the Damned

The Queen of the Damned

by Anne Rice

In a feat of virtuoso storytelling, Anne Rice unleashes Akasha, the queen of the damned, who has risen from a six-thousand-year sleep to let loose the powers of the night. Akasha has a marvelously devious plan to “save” mankind and destroy...

Narrator: Simon Vance,Kate N...
Published: 05/31/2011
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Tongues of Serpents

Tongues of Serpents

by Naomi Novik

New York Times bestselling author Naomi Novik presents the sixth volume in her wildly popular Temeraire series, which finds Captain Will Laurence and his dragon friend Temeraire exiled to Australia.

Temeraire #6
Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 09/14/2010
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Born on a Blue Day

Born on a Blue Day

by Daniel Tammet

One of the world's fifty living autistic savants is the first and only to tell his compelling and inspiring life story—and explain how his incredible mind works.

Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 01/09/2007
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His Majestys Dragon

His Majesty's Dragon

by Naomi Novik

Aerial combat brings a thrilling new dimension to the Napoleonic Wars as valiant warriors rise to Britain’s defense by taking to the skies . . . not aboard aircraft but atop the mighty backs of fighting dragons.When HMS Reliant captures a French...

Narrator: Simon Vance,David ...
Published: 06/26/2007
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God Emperor of Dune

God Emperor of Dune

by Frank Herbert

More than three thousand years have passed since the first events recorded in Frank Herbert's DUNE. Only one link survives with those tumultuous times: the grotesque figure of Leto Atreides, son of the prophet Paul Muad'Dib, and now the virtually immo...

Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 06/01/2008
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Tess of the DUrbervilles

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

by Thomas Hardy

A ne'er-do-well exploits his gentle daughter's beauty for social advancement in Thomas Hardy's compelling masterpiece of tragic fiction.

Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 07/28/2008
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Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost

by John Milton

Considered the most influential epic poem in English literature, Paradise Lost is a retelling of the biblical story of mankind's fall from grace. ** Please contact member services for additional documents.

Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 10/27/2009
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The Sorcerers Daughter

The Sorcerer's Daughter

by Terry Brooks

The world of Shannara is brimming with untold stories and unexplored territory. Now bestselling author Terry Brooks breaks new ground with a standalone adventure that’s sure to thrill veteran readers and recent converts alike.The mysterious, mag...

Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 05/24/2016
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The High Druids Blade

The High Druid's Blade

by Terry Brooks

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERLegend has it that Paxon Leah is descended from the royals and warriors who once ruled the Highlands and waged war with magical weapons. But those kings, queens, and heroes are long gone, and there is nothing enchanted about t...

Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 07/08/2014
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We the Drowned

We, the Drowned

by Carsten Jensen

In 1848, a motley crew of Danish sailors sets sail from the small island town of Marstal to fight the Germans. Not all of them returnand those who do will never be the same. Among them is the daredevil Laurids Madsen, who promptly escapes again into t...

Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 01/12/2016
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An Event in Autumn

An Event in Autumn

by Henning Mankell

After nearly thirty years in the same job, Inspector Kurt Wallander is tired, restless, and itching to make a change. He is taken with a certain old farmhouse, perfectly situated in a quiet countryside with a charming, overgrown garden. There he finds...

Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 08/12/2014
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The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories

The Harlequin Tea Set and Other S...

by Agatha Christie

Agrand treasure for fans of the grande dame of mystery, The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories brings together nine rare and brilliant Christie tales of murder and detection that span nearly half a century of her storytelling genius.In "The Mystery ...

Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 08/21/2012
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