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Madness

Madness

by Marya Hornbacher

When Marya Hornbacher published her acclaimed first book, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia, she did not yet have a piece of shattering knowledge: the underlying reason for her distress. At age twentyfour, Hornbacher was diagnosed with Type I r...

Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Published: 04/09/2008
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Truly Madly Guilty

Truly Madly Guilty

by Liane Moriarty

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“Here’s the best news you’ve heard all year: Not a single page disappoints....The only difficulty withTruly Madly Guilty? Putting it down." —Miami ...

Narrator: Caroline Lee
Published: 07/26/2016
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Pilgrims Wilderness

Pilgrim's Wilderness

by Tom Kizzia

TOM KIZZIA has traveled widely in rural Alaska for the Anchorage Daily News, and his work has appeared in the Washington Post and been featured on CNN.  His first book, The Wake of the Unseen Object, was named one of the best ...

Narrator: Fred Sanders
Published: 07/16/2013
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Reefer Madness

Reefer Madness

by Eric Schlosser

In Reefer Madness, the best-selling author of Fast Food Nation investigates America's black market and its far-reaching influence on our society through three of its mainstays -- pot, porn, and illegal immigrants. The underground economy is vast; it ...

Narrator: Eric Schlosser
Published: 05/01/2003
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A FirstRate Madness

A FirstRate Madness

by Nassir Ghaemi

Here, Nassir Ghaemi draws from the careers and personal plights of such notable leaders as Lincoln, Churchill, Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., JFK, and others from the past two centuries to build an argument at once controversial and compelling: the v...

Narrator: Sean Runnette
Published: 08/17/2011
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In the Wake of Madness

In the Wake of Madness

by Joan Druett

<i>In the Wake of Madness</i> is the gripping true story of one of the bloodiest mutinies of the nineteenth century, written by an award-winning maritime historian. In 1841, Massachusetts whaleship Sharon set out for the whaling grounds of...

Narrator: Dennis Boutsikaris...
Published: 04/03/2006
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Voluntary Madness

Voluntary Madness

by Norah Vincent

Norah Vincents SelfMade Man ended on a harrowing note. Suffering from severe depression after her eighteen months living disguised as a man, Vincent felt she was a danger to herself. On the advice of her psychologist she committed herself to a mental ...

Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Published: 01/13/2009
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Madness in Maggody

Madness in Maggody

by Joan Hess

In a town as peculiar as Maggody, Arkansas, it doesn't take much to tip the community into chaos. When Mayor Jim Bob Buchanon's SuperSaver Buy 4 Less takes out a full-page ad boasting the new supermarket's authentic tamales, gourmet deli counter, a...

Narrator: Kristin Kalbli
Published: 08/30/2016
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Reign of Madness

Reign of Madness

by Lynn Cullen

The acclaimed author behind the historical fiction gem The Creation of Eve, Lynn Cullen penned this gripping tale of love and madness, royal intrigue, and marital betrayal set during Spain’s Golden Age. Upon the death of Queen Isabella, Juana ...

Narrator: Susan Lyons
Published: 10/25/2011
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Garden of Madness

Garden of Madness

by Tracy L. Higley

The untold story of King Nebuchadnezzar&#8217;s daughter. For seven years the Babylonian princess Tiamat has waited for the mad king Nebuchadnezzar to return to his family and to his kingdom. Driven from his throne to live as a beast, he prowls hi...

Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Published: 05/01/2012
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Animal Madness

Animal Madness

by Laurel Braitman

Charles Darwin conjured his evolutionary ideas by looking at physical differences in Galapagos finches and fancy pigeons (among other species). Alfred Russell Wallace developed similar theories while investigating the geographic distribution of a rang...

Narrator: Madeleine Maby
Published: 06/10/2014
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Madness in Solidar

Madness in Solidar

by Jr. Modesitt

Four centuries after its founding, Solidar's Collegium of Imagers is in decline, the exploits of its founder, the legendary Quaeryt, largely forgotten. The Collegium is so lacking in leadership that the dying Maitre must summon Alastar, an obscure but...

Imager Portfolio #9
Narrator: William Dufris
Published: 03/03/2015
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Repo Madness

Repo Madness

by W. Bruce Cameron

Ruddy McCann is back in Repo Madness--the laugh-out-loud, thrilling adventure from bestselling author W. Bruce Cameron!Ruddy McCann, former college football star, now Kalkaska, Michigan repo man, is finally getting his life back on track. He has a bea...

Ruddy McCann
Narrator: R.C. Bray
Published: 08/23/2016
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Mountain Madness

Mountain Madness

by David Thompson

When Nate King comes along a pair of green would-be trappers from New York, he is only too glad to risk his life to save them from a Piegan war party. It's only after he takes them into his own cabin that he realizes that they would repay his kindness...

Wilderness #24
Narrator: Rusty Nelson
Published: 02/15/2011
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A Curious Madness

A Curious Madness

by Eric Jaffe

From an "illuminating and entertaining" (The New York Times) historian comes the World War II story of two men whose remarkable lives improbably converged at the Tokyo war crimes trials of 1946.

Narrator: Robertson Dean
Published: 01/20/2014
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Cure for Madness A

Cure for Madness, A

by Jodi McIsaac

Clare Campbell has worked hard to create distance between herself and her troubled family. But when she receives news of her parents’ murder, she’s forced to return to the quiet town of Clarkeston, Maine, to arrange their funeral and take ...

Narrator: Emily Sutton-Smith...
Published: 01/19/2016
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Yukon Madness

Yukon Madness

by L. Ron Hubbard

There are all kinds of crazy, but there?s only one Yukon Madness. And Royal Mountie Tommy McKenna?a role made for Canadian-born Glenn Ford?has seen first-hand the terror that follows in its wake . . . his partner murdered and fed to a pack of wolves. ...

Stories from the Golden Age
Narrator: R. F. Daley
Published: 03/15/2010
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Madness Rules the Hour

Madness Rules the Hour

by Paul Starobin

"The tea has been thrown overboard-the revolution of 1860 has been initiated." --Charleston Mercury, November 8, 1860In 1860, Charleston, South Carolina, embodied the combustible spirit of the South. No city was more fervently attached to slavery, and...

Narrator: Kevin Stillwell
Published: 04/11/2017
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Absolute Madness

Absolute Madness

by Catherine Pelonero

Absolute Madness tells the disturbing true story of Joseph Christopher, a white serial killer who targeted black males and struck fear into the residents of Buffalo and New York City in the 1980s. Dubbed both the .22-Caliber Killer and the Midtown Sla...

Narrator: Laural Merlington
Published: 11/07/2017
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Necessary Madness

Necessary Madness

by Jenn Crowell

When British artist Bill Burgess dies of leukemia, his American wife Gloria is left alone in London with their young son and inconsolable grief. To help herself come to terms with her sorrow, Gloria delves into lessons from the past and from her own ...

Narrator: Sheila Hart
Published: 03/27/2009
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At the Mountains of Madness

At the Mountains of Madness

by H. P. Lovecraft

A master of terror and nightmarish visions, H. P. Lovecraft solidified his place at the top of the horror genre with this macabre supernatural tale. When a geologist leads an expedition to the Antarctic plateau, his aim is to find rock and plant spec...

Narrator: Edward Herrmann
Published: 06/01/2013
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The Madness Underneath

The Madness Underneath

by Maureen Johnson

After her near-fatal run-in with the Jack the Ripper copycat, Rory Deveaux has been living in Bristol under the close watch of her parents. So when her therapist suddenly suggests she return to Wexford, Rory jumps at the chance to get back to her frie...

The Shades of London #2
Narrator: Nicola Barber
Published: 02/26/2013
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A Madness So Discreet

A Madness So Discreet

by Mindy McGinnis

Grace Mae knows madness.She keeps it locked away, along with her voice, trapped deep inside a brilliant mind that cannot forget horrific family secrets. Those secrets, along with the bulge in her belly, land her in a Boston insane asylum.When her voic...

Narrator: Brittany Pressley
Published: 10/06/2015
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Infectious Madness

Infectious Madness

by Harriet A. Washington

"Fascinating...A superb book."--Robert Sapolsky, Stanford professor of neuroscience and neurosurgery and author of Why Zebras Don't Get UlcersWhat causes mental illness? We've long blamed stress, trauma, and brain-chemistry imbalances. But a new the...

Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Published: 10/06/2015
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At the Mountains of Madness

At the Mountains of Madness

by H.P. Lovecraft

A large scale and much publicized expedition to Antarctica is about to take place. While excitement runs high in the scientific community over this expedition, one geologist tries his hardest to stop the trip from ever happening. This is because Wi...

Narrator: Jon Bennett
Published: 02/23/2016
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Though This Be Madness

Though This Be Madness

by Penny Richards

Shakespearean actress turned Pinkerton detective Lilly Long and her reluctant partner, Cade McShane, travel to New Orleans to save a young widow from a fate worse than death 1881, Chicago. Assigned to her second case as a Pinkerton, Lilly still needs...

The Lily Long Mysteries #2
Narrator: Christine Williams...
Published: 04/25/2017
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At the Mountains of Madness

At the Mountains of Madness

by H.P. Lovecraft

At the Mountains of Madness first appeared in 1936, in the February, March and April editions of the American magazine Astounding Stories. One of H.P. Lovecraft’s most chilling works, it draws on Edgar Allan Poe’s Narrative of Arthur Gordo...

Narrator: William Roberts
Published: 10/01/2012
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Madness Treads Lightly

Madness Treads Lightly

by Polina Dashkova

Only three people can connect a present-day murderer to a serial killer who, fourteen years ago, terrorized a small Siberian town. And one of them is already dead.As a working mother, Lena Polyanskaya has her hands full. She’s busy caring for he...

Narrator: Coleen Marlo
Published: 09/12/2017
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Fast Girl

Fast Girl

by Suzy Favor Hamilton

The former middle distance Olympic runner and high-end escort speaks out for the first time about her battle with mental illness, and how mania controlled and compelled her in competition, but also in life. This is a heartbreakingly honest yet hopeful...

Narrator: Nan McNamara
Published: 09/14/2015
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The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie

The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie...

by Jennifer Ashley

In 1881, in the aristocratic circles of London, everyone questions Lord Ian MacKenzie's sanity, but a young widow longing for passion is determined to bare the truth about the dashing and darkly charming Scotsman.

Highland Pleasures #1
Narrator: Angela Dawe
Published: 03/26/2012
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The Book of Madness and Cures

The Book of Madness and Cures

by Regina O'Melveny

Dr. Gabriella Mondini, a strong-willed, young Venetian woman, has followed her father in the path of medicine. She possesses a singleminded passion for the art of physick, even though, in 1590, the male-dominated establishment is reluctant to accept a...

Narrator: Katherine Kellgren...
Published: 04/10/2012
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Madness Under the Royal Palms

Madness Under the Royal Palms

by Laurence Leamer

New York Times bestselling author Laurence Leamer offers an unprecedented look at the culture of excess in the elite community of Palm Beach.

Narrator: Todd McLaren
Published: 02/16/2009
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Madness from the Inconstant Moon

Madness from the Inconstant Moon

by Larry Niven

Madness from the Inconstant Moon is a collection of early short science fiction works by Larry Niven, the multiple Hugo and Nebula Awardwinning author of the Ringworld series. This classic collection includes The Inconstant Moon, the basis for a forth...

Narrator: Bronson Pinchot
Published: 09/19/2017
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Colonel Warburtons Madness and The Iron Box

Colonel Warburton's Madness and T...

by Denis Green

From 1939 to 1946 Americans gathered around the radio to listen to The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes-featuring Basil Rathbone as the high-strung crime-solver and Nigel Bruce as his phlegmatic assistant, Dr. Watson.Witty, fast-paced and always surp...

Narrator: Nigel Bruce
Published: 01/10/2008
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Memoirs of Extraordinary Populare Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

Memoirs of Extraordinary Populare...

by Charles MacKay

Why do otherwise intelligent individuals form seething masses of idiocy when they engage in collective action? Why do financially sensible people jump lemming-like into hare-brained speculative frenzies--only to jump broker-like out of windows when th...

Narrator: Grover Gardner
Published: 08/01/2015
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The Devil in the White City

The Devil in the White City

by Erik Larson

The Black CityHow easy it was to disappear:A thousand trains a day entered or left Chicago. Many of these trains brought single young women who had never even seen a city but now hoped to make one of the biggest and toughest their home. Jane Addams, t...

Narrator: Scott Brick,Tony G...
Published: 10/17/2002
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Brain on Fire

Brain on Fire

by Susannah Cahalan

One day, Susannah Cahalan woke up in a strange hospital room, strapped to her bed, under guard, and unable to move or speak. Her medical records&#151;from a month-long hospital stay of which she had no memory&#151;showed psychosis, violence, a...

Narrator: Heather Henderson
Published: 11/13/2012
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The Good Nurse

The Good Nurse

by Charles Graeber

After his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed "The Angel of Death" by the media. But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster. He was a favorite son, husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebra...

Narrator: Will Collyer
Published: 04/15/2013
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Darkness Visible

Darkness Visible

by William Styron

William Styron (1925-2006), a native of the Virginia Tidewater, was a graduate of Duke University and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. His books include Lie Down in Darkness, The Long March, Set This House on Fire, The Confessions of Nat Turne...

Narrator: William Styron
Published: 10/04/2016
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Reckless Years

Reckless Years

by Heather Chaplin

In this memoir, a woman tries to reinvent her life after divorce and discovers that sometimes finding yourself is not all it’s cracked up to be.Trapped in a dissatisfying marriage for nearly a decade, New York journalist Heather Chaplin finally ...

Narrator: Heather Chaplin
Published: 07/11/2017
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The Hostages Daughter

The Hostage's Daughter

by Sulome Anderson

In this gripping blend of reportage, memoir, and analysis, a journalist and daughter of one of the world’s most famous hostages, Terry Anderson, takes an intimate look at her father’s captivity during the Lebanese Hostage Crisis and the en...

Narrator: Sulome Anderson
Published: 10/04/2016
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Destiny of the Republic

Destiny of the Republic

by Candice Millard

CANDICE MILLARD is the New York Times bestselling author of The River of Doubt. She lives in Kansas City with her husband and children.From the Hardcover edition.

Narrator: Paul Michael
Published: 09/20/2011
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The Devil and Sherlock Holmes

The Devil and Sherlock Holmes

by David Grann

Acclaimed New Yorker writer and author of the breakout debut bestseller The Lost City of Z, David Grann offers a collection of spellbinding narrative journalism. Whether he’s reporting on the infiltration of the murderous Aryan Brotherhood into ...

Narrator: Mark Deakins
Published: 03/09/2010
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Ten Days in a MadHouse

Ten Days in a Mad-House

by Nellie Bly

In 1887, Nellie Bly had herself committed to the notorious Blackwell's Island insane asylum in New York City with the goal of discovering what life was like for its patients. While there, Bly experienced firsthand the shocking abuse and neglect of ...

Narrator: Rebecca Gibel
Published: 01/17/2017
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Ten Days in a MadHouse

Ten Days in a Mad-House

by Nellie Bly

Ten Days in a Mad-House is pioneering journalist Nellie Bly's account of the shocking conditions she experienced as an undercover reporter in the notorious Blackwell's Island insane asylum in 1887.

Narrator: Laural Merlington
Published: 06/30/2011
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Patient HM

Patient H.M.

by Luke Dittrich

“Oliver Sacks meets Stephen King”* in this propulsive, haunting journey into the life of the most studied human research subject of all time, the amnesic known as Patient H.M. For readers of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks comes a sto...

Narrator: George Newbern
Published: 08/09/2016
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The Deal Maker

The Deal Maker

by Axel Madsen

Author of fourteen biographies, Axel Madsen chronicles the people who shaped the 20th century. In The Deal Maker, he sheds light on a man whose tireless optimism led to the formation of the first super-corporation. A charismatic salesman in the late 1...

Narrator: Nelson Runger
Published: 01/18/2001
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The Center Cannot Hold

The Center Cannot Hold

by Elyn R. Saks

Professor of psychiatry Elyn R. Saks writes about her struggle with schizophrenia in this unflinching account of her mental illness. In The Center Cannot Hold, Saks draws readers into a nightmare world of medications, a misguided health care system, a...

Narrator: Alma Cuervo
Published: 11/13/2007
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The Psychopath Test

The Psychopath Test

by Jon Ronson

In this madcap journey, a bestselling journalist investigates psychopaths and the industry of doctors, scientists, and everyone else who studies them.

Narrator: Jon Ronson
Published: 05/12/2011
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The Zebra Murders

The Zebra Murders

by Prentice Earl Sanders a...

This truecrime police procedural is the riveting story of the raciallymotivated serial killings that terrorized San Francisco from 1973 to 1974 and how they were solved. Code named the Zebra Murders, the case involved a series of random violent attack...

Narrator: G. Valmont Thomas
Published: 12/03/2009
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