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  • While Beauty Slept

    While Beauty Slept

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Elizabeth Blackwell
    Format:   Audio CD
    Publisher:   Tantor Media; Unabridged,Unabridged CD edition (2014, Feb 20th).
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    I am not the sort of person about whom stories are told. And so begins Elise Dalriss's story. When she hears her great-granddaughter recount a minstrel's tale about a beautiful princess asleep in a tower, it pushes open a door to the past, a door Elise has long kept locked. For Elise was the companion to the real princess who slumbered—and she is the only one left who knows what actually happened so many years ago. Her story unveils a labyrinth where secrets connect to an inconceivable evil. As only Elise understands all too well, the truth is no fairy tale... more

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  • Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir

    Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Frances Mayes
    Format:   Audio CD
    Publisher:   Random House Audio; Unabridged edition (2014, Apr 1st).
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    A lyrical and evocative memoir from Frances Mayes, the Bard of Tuscany, about coming of age in the Deep South and the region’s powerful influence on her life.The author of three beloved books about her life in Italy, including Under the Tuscan Sun and Every Day in Tuscany, Frances Mayes revisits the turning points that defined her early years in Fitzgerald, Georgia. With her signature style and grace, Mayes explores the power of landscape, the idea of home, and the lasting force of a chaotic and loving family. From her years as a spirited, secretive child, through her university studies—a period of exquisite freedom that imbued her with a profound appreciation of friendship and a love of travel—to her escape to a new life in California, Mayes exuberantly recreates the intense relationships of her past, recounting the bitter and sweet stories of her complicated family: her beautiful yet fragile mother, Frankye; her unpredictable father, Garbert; Daddy Jack, whose life Garbert saved; grandmother Mother Mayes; and the family maid, Frances’s confidant Willie Bell. more

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  • The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

    The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Gabrielle Zevin
    Format:   Audio CD
    Publisher:   HighBridge Company; Unabridged; 7 hours edition (2014, Apr 1st).
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    The irascible A. J. Fikry, owner of Island Books—the only bookstore on Alice Island—has already lost his wife. Now his most prized possession, a rare book, has been stolen from right under his nose in the most embarrassing of circumstances. The store itself, it seems, will be next to go.One night upon closing, he discovers a toddler in his children’s section with a note from her mother pinned to her Elmo doll: “I want Maya to grow up in a place with books and among people who care about such kinds of things. I love her very much, but I can no longer take care of her.” A search for Maya’s mother, A. J.’s rare book, and good childcare advice ensues, but it doesn’t take long for the locals to notice the transformation of both bookstore and owner, something of particular interest to the lovely yet eccentric Knightley Press sales rep, Amelia Loman, who makes the arduous journey to Alice Island thrice each year to pitch her books to the cranky owner. more

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  • Saucer: Savage Planet

    Saucer: Savage Planet

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Stephen Coonts
    Format:   Audio CD
    Publisher:   Brilliance Audio on CD Unabridged; Unabridged edition (2014, Apr 1st).
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    Aliens are coming!A year after young engineering student Rip Cantrell discovered the first flying saucer buried deep in the sands of the Sahara, another saucer is brought up from the bottom of the Atlantic. The recovery is funded by a pharmaceutical executive who believes that the saucer holds the key to an anti-aging drug formula that space travelers would need to voyage between galaxies. But one of his technicians, Adam Solo, an alien marooned on Earth for a thousand years, steals the saucer, hoping to summon a starship to rescue him. Unfortunately, the stolen saucer has damaged communications gear.Solo goes to Rip Cantrell and his partner, ex-Air Force test pilot Charlotte “Charley” Pine, and Rip's uncle Egg, for help in summoning a starship. more

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  • Robert Ludlum's

    Robert Ludlum's

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Paul Garrison
    Format:   Audio CD
    Publisher:   Hachette Audio; Unabridged edition (2013, Dec 1st).
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    To atone for the sins he committed serving his country, ex-covert government agent Paul Janson is determined to save the world: one person, one mission, one redemption at a time.THE JANSON OPTIONPaul Janson--a former Consular Ops legend known as "The Machine" for his deadly speed and accuracy--has a new mission. Sickened by the "sanctioned serial killings" ordered by the state department, Janson has left covert operations and is now a private security consultant. In partnership with deadly sharpshooter Jessica Kincaid, he only takes assignments that he believes will lead to the greater good. When American Synergy Corporation oil executive Kingsman Helms begs Janson to rescue his wife, Allegra, from Somali pirates, Janson and Kincaid view it as the perfect opportunity to infiltrate ASC and disrupt the company's scheme to subvert independent oil-rich African countries into wholly-owned ASC subsidiaries. more

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  • Missing You

    Missing You

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Harlan Coben
    Format:   Audio CD
    Publisher:   Brilliance Audio on CD Unabridged; Unabridged edition (2014, Mar 18th).
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    From #1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben, a heart-pounding thriller about the ties we have to our past…and the lies that bind us togetherIt’s a profile, like all the others on the online dating site. But as NYPD detective Kat Donovan focuses on the accompanying picture, she feels her whole world explode as emotions she’s ignored for decades come crashing down on her. Staring back at her is her ex-fiancé, Jeff, the man who shattered her heart—and whom she hasn’t seen in eighteen years.Kat feels a spark, wondering if this might be the moment when past tragedies recede and a new world opens up to her. But when she reaches out to the man in the profile, her reawakened hope quickly darkens into suspicion and then terror as an unspeakable conspiracy comes to light in which monsters prey upon the most vulnerable. more

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  • Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West: A Novel

    Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West: A Novel

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Seth MacFarlane
    Format:   Audio CD
    Publisher:   Random House Audio; Unabridged edition (2014, Apr 1st).
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    From the creator of Family Guy and director of Ted comes a hilarious first novel that reinvents the Western.   Mild-mannered sheep farmer Albert Stark is fed up with the harsh life of the American frontier, where it seems everything and anything can kill you: Duels at high noon. Barroom brawls. Poisonous snakes. Cholera-infected drinking water. Tumbleweed abrasion. Something called “toe-foot.” Even a trip to the outhouse. Yes, there are a million ways to die in the wild, wild West, and Albert plans to avoid them all. Some people think that makes him a coward. Albert calls it common sense. But when his girlfriend dumps him for the most insufferable guy in town, Albert decides to fight back—even though he can’t shoot, ride, or throw a punch. more

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  • Kingdom Keepers VII: The Insider

    Kingdom Keepers VII: The Insider

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Ridley Pearson
    Format:   Audio CD
    Publisher:   Brilliance Audio on CD Unabridged; Unabridged edition (2014, Apr 1st).
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    The Kingdom Keepers' senior year in high school is almost over. For more than three years, things have been quiet. Their battles are long behind them, they agree, the threat to the Disney realm silenced albeit at great cost. But inside the catacombs of the Aztec temple where Finn Whitman faced down his nemesis, the monstrous Chernabog, a new threat brews.Deception and betrayal rock the Kingdom Keepers as the merciless group of Disney villains known as the Overtakers stage an unexpected comeback. But a discovery by the Keepers provides them with one hope of victory—a lost icon. It was believed to be gone forever. The Keepers have one last chance to preserve the heart of the Kingdom—Disneyland—from a terrifying destruction decades in the making. more

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  • I've Got You Under My Skin

    I've Got You Under My Skin

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Mary Higgins Clark
    Format:   Audio CD
    Publisher:   Simon & Schuster Audio; Unabridged edition (2014, Apr 1st).
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    When Laurie Moran’s husband was brutally murdered, only three-year-old Timmy saw the face of his father’s killer. Five years later his piercing blue eyes still haunt Timmy’s dreams. Laurie is haunted by more—the killer’s threat to her son as he fled the scene: “Tell your mother she’s next, then it’s your turn . . .” Now Laurie is dealing with murder again, this time as the producer of a true-crime, cold-case television show. The series will launch with the twenty-year-old unsolved murder of Betsy Powell. Betsy, a socialite, was found suffocated in her bed after a gala celebrating the graduation of her daughter and three friends. The sensational murder was news nationwide. Reopening the case in its lavish setting and with the cooperation of the surviving guests that night, Laurie is sure to have a hit on her hands. more

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  • Growing Up Duggar: It's All About Relationships

    Growing Up Duggar: It's All About Relationships

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Jana Duggar
    Format:   Audio CD
    Publisher:   Brilliance Audio on CD Unabridged (2014, Mar 4th).
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    In a rare look inside America’s favorite mega-sized family, the four eldest girls talk about their faith, their dreams for the future, and what it’s like growing up a Duggar.Airing weekly throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, 19 Kids and Counting has made the huge Duggar family into a media phenomenon. The Duggar children are frequently asked, “Tell the truth; do you really agree with the lifestyle your parents have created for you?” Now, the four eldest Duggar girls—Jana, Jill, Jessa, and Jinger—open up about the blessings and advantages of living the Duggar lifestyle.With a backdrop of the key relationships in their lives—relationship with self, parents, siblings, friends, boys, and God—the four Duggar girls open up about their own personal faith and convictions, boys, dating, manners, living in a large family, politics, and much more. more

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