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  1. On Chapel Sands: My mother and other missing persons Audiobook On Chapel Sands: My mother and other missing persons
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  4. The Orphans of Bell Lane: A powerful heartwarming saga Audiobook The Orphans of Bell Lane: A powerful heartwarming saga
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  8. Exhalation Audiobook Exhalation
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  9. The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in 'Healthy' Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain Audiobook The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in 'Healthy' Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain
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Bernard Malamud Reading "The Mourners" from The Magic Barrel: From Great American Authors Read from

Author: Bernard Malamud Narrator: Bernard Malamud Release Date: August 2019

"The Mourners" comes from Malamud's National Book Award-winning collection, The Magic Barrel, about poor immigrant Jews-grocers, tailors, janitors, cobblers-whose suffering transcends the particular to become universal. Set in a cheap rooming house whose landlord and janitor join forces to evict a poor and aged Jewish tenant, the story ends with Gruber, the landlord, morally transformed by the sight of his tenant's misery. As compassion replaces cruelty, the two men mourn together. In Malamud's reading, the sudden descent of grace on the adversaries emerges with poignant force.

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Feathered Glory Audiobook

Feathered Glory

Author: James Lasdun Narrator: Angelo Di Loreto Release Date: August 2019

Feathered Glory explores themes of male friendship, waning middle-aged powers and sexual transgression in a way that couldn't feel more timely. The marriage of a school professor and artist reveals dangerous fault-lines when an old lover reappears in the husband's life and the wife, fascinated by a charismatic wildlife rehabilitator, brings an injured swan into their home.

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The Quest to Find Pachamama's Veil Audiobook

The Quest to Find Pachamama's Veil

Author: Martin Lundqvist Narrator: Martin Lundqvist Release Date: August 2019

A flash fiction story about a couple looking for ancient Incan artifact.

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The Affair at the Victory Ball: A Hercule Poirot Short Story Audiobook

The Affair at the Victory Ball: A Hercule Poirot Short Story

Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: David Suchet Release Date: July 2019

A classic Agatha Christie short story, available individually for the first time on audio. A woman leaves a fancy dress ball early and is later found to have died from a drugs overdose. Hercule Poirot investigates in this, the first story written about him.

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Raised in Captivity: Fictional Nonfiction Audiobook

Raised in Captivity: Fictional Nonfiction

Author: Chuck Klosterman Narrator: , Chuck Klosterman Release Date: July 2019

Microdoses of the straight dope, stories so true they had to be wrapped in fiction for our own protection, from the best-selling author of But What if We're Wrong? A man flying first class discovers a puma in the lavatory. A new coach of a small-town Oklahoma high school football team installs an offense comprised of only one, very special, play. A man explains to the police why he told the employee of his local bodega that his colleague looked like the lead singer of Depeche Mode, a statement that may or may not have led in some way to a violent crime. A college professor discusses with his friend his difficulties with the new generation of students. An obscure power pop band wrestles with its new-found fame when its song 'Blizzard of Summer' becomes an anthem for white supremacists. A couple considers getting a medical procedure that will transfer the pain of childbirth from the woman to her husband. A woman interviews a hit man about killing her husband but is shocked by the method he proposes. A man is recruited to join a secret government research team investigating why coin flips are no longer exactly 50/50. A man sees a whale struck by lightning, and knows that everything about his life has to change. A lawyer grapples with the unintended side effects of a veterinarian's rabies vaccination.  Fair warning: Raised in Captivity does not slot into a smooth preexisting groove. If Saul Steinberg and Italo Calvino had adopted a child from a Romanian orphanage and raised him on Gary Larsen and Thomas Bernhard, he would still be nothing like Chuck Klosterman. They might be good company, though. Funny, wise and weird in equal measure, Raised in Captivity bids fair to be one of the most original and exciting story collections in recent memory, a fever graph of our deepest unvoiced hopes, fears and preoccupations. Ceaselessly inventive, hostile to corniness in all its forms, and mean only to the things that really deserve it, it marks a cosmic leap forward for one of our most consistently interesting writers. Read by Chuck Klosterman, James Urbaniak, Bill Wise, Eddie Huang, Jon Wurster, H. Jon Benjamin, Jon Dolan, Mike Birbiglia, Kurt Loder, John Hodgman, Sloane Crosley, Chris Gethard, Will Brill, Dennis Boutsikaris, Melissa Maerz, Jeremy Bobb, Scott Shepherd, Brent Musburger, and Vincent Kartheiser

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Exhalation Audiobook

Exhalation

Author: Ted Chiang Narrator: Amy Landon, Dominic Hoffman, Edoardo Ballerini, Ted Chiang Release Date: July 2019

This much-anticipated second collection of stories is signature Ted Chiang, full of revelatory ideas and deeply sympathetic characters. In 'The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate', a portal through time forces a fabric-seller in ancient Baghdad to grapple with past mistakes and the temptation of second chances. In the epistolary 'Exhalation', an alien scientist makes a shocking discovery with ramifications not just for his own people, but for all of reality. And in 'The Lifecycle of Software Objects', a woman cares for an artificial intelligence over twenty years, elevating a faddish digital pet into what might be a true living being. Also included are two brand-new stories: 'Omphalos' and 'Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom'. In Exhalation, Ted Chiang wrestles with the oldest questions on earth - What is the nature of the universe? What does it mean to be human? - and ones that no one else has even imagined. And, each in its own way, the stories prove that complex and thoughtful science fiction can rise to new heights of beauty, meaning, and compassion.

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The Complete Stories of Leonora Carrington Audiobook

The Complete Stories of Leonora Carrington

Author: Leonora Carrington Narrator: Justine Eyre Release Date: July 2019

Surrealist writer and painter Leonora Carrington was a master of the macabre, of gorgeous tableaus, biting satire, roguish comedy, and brilliant, effortless flights of the imagination. Nowhere are these qualities more ingeniously brought together than in the works of short fiction she wrote throughout her life. The Complete Stories of Leonora Carrington collects for the first time all of Carrington's stories. With a startling range of styles, subjects, and even languages (several of the stories are translated from French or Spanish), The Complete Stories captures the genius and irrepressible spirit of an amazing artist's life. Contains mature themes.

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We Love Anderson Cooper: Short Stories Audiobook

We Love Anderson Cooper: Short Stories

Author: R.L. Maizes Narrator: Barrie Kreinik Release Date: July 2019

In this quirky, humorous, and deeply human short story collection, Pushcart Prize-nominated author R.L. Maizes reminds us that even in our most isolated moments, we are never truly alone. In We Love Anderson Cooper, characters are treated as outsiders because of their sexual orientation, racial or religious identity, or simply because they look different. A young man courts the publicity that comes from outing himself at his bar mitzvah. When a painter is shunned because of his appearance, he learns to ink tattoos that come to life. A paranoid Jewish actuary suspects his cat of cheating on him-with his Protestant girlfriend. In this debut collection, humor complements pathos. Readers will recognize themselves in these stories and in these protagonists, whose backgrounds are vastly different from their own-we've all been outsiders at some point.

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Pastoralia Audiobook

Pastoralia

Author: George Saunders Narrator: George Saunders Release Date: July 2019

A stunning collection including the story 'Sea Oak,' from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel Lincoln in the Bardo and the story collection Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction. Hailed by Thomas Pynchon as 'graceful, dark, authentic, and funny,' George Saunders gives us, in his inventive and beloved voice, this bestselling collection of stories set against a warped, hilarious, and terrifyingly recognizable American landscape.Includes an Original Song by the Author  "Pastoralia" was written and performed by George Saunders, and recorded, mixed, and mastered by Peter Coleman at Indigital Studios in Santa Cruz, California.

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Treacherous Audiobook

Treacherous

Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford Narrator: Jennifer Woodward Release Date: July 2019

SHORT-LENGTH NOVELLA exclusive on EBOOK and AUDIO only. Secrets, lies and betrayal collide in the gripping new novella from the incomparable Barbara Taylor Bradford. What would you do if you discovered that your best friend could be your worst enemy? Hayley Martin and Fiona Chambers have been best friends since they were ten. From the moment that beautiful Fiona stood up to the school bullies for Hayley, the misfit, the two have been inseparable. Twenty years on, they still share everything, and even run their own business together. Until a dark secret threatens to test their loyalty to breaking point...Is anyone really who they appear to be?

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The Selected Essays of Gore Vidal Audiobook

The Selected Essays of Gore Vidal

Author: Gore Vidal, Jay Parini Narrator: Jeff Cummings Release Date: July 2019

Gore Vidal—novelist, playwright, critic, screenwriter, memoirist, indefatigable political commentator, and controversialist—is America’s premier man of letters. No other writer brings more sparkling wit, vast learning, indelible personality, and provocative mirth to the job of writing an essay. This long-needed volume comprises some twenty-four of his best-loved pieces of criticism, political commentary, memoir, portraiture, and, occasionally, unfettered score settling. It will stand as one of the most enjoyable and durable works from the hand and mind of this vastly accomplished and entertaining immortal of American literature.

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The Dream of a Ridiculous Man Audiobook

The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky Narrator: Jesse Livingston Release Date: July 2019

'The Dream of a Ridiculous Man' (Russian: ??? ???????? ????????, Son smeshnovo cheloveka) is a short story by Fyodor Dostoyevsky written in 1877. It chronicles the experiences of a man who decides that there is nothing of any value in the world. Slipping into nihilism with the "terrible anguish" he is determined to commit suicide. A chance encounter with a young girl, however, begins the man on a journey that re-instills a love for his fellow man.

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