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Sabrina & Corina: Stories Audiobook

Sabrina & Corina: Stories

Latinas of Indigenous descent living in the American West take center stage in this haunting debut story collection—a powerful meditation on friendship, mothers and daughters, and the deep-rooted truths of our homelands.  Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s magnetic story collection breathes life into her Indigenous Latina characters and the land they inhabit. Against the remarkable backdrop of Denver, Colorado—a place that is as fierce as it is exquisite—these women navigate the land the way they navigate their lives: with caution, grace, and quiet force. In “Sugar Babies,” ancestry and heritage are hidden inside the earth but tend to rise during land disputes. “Any Further West” follows a sex worker and her daughter as they leave their ancestral home in southern Colorado only to find a foreign and hostile land in California. In “Tomi,” a woman leaves prison and finds herself in a gentrified city that is a shadow of the one she remembers from her childhood. And in the title story, “Sabrina & Corina,” a Denver family falls into a cycle of violence against women, coming together only through ritual. Sabrina & Corina is a moving narrative of unrelenting feminine power and an exploration of the universal experiences of abandonment, heritage, and an eternal sense of home. Audiobook Table of Contents: Sugar Babies read by Almarie Guerra Sabrina & Corina read by Roxana Ortega Sisters read by Alma Cuervo Remedies read by Ana Isabel Julian Plaza read by Kyla Garcia Galapago read by Marisol Ramirez Cheesman Park read by Roxana Ortega Tomi read by Kyla Garcia Any Further West read by Marisol Ramirez All Her Names read by Alma Cuervo Ghost Sickness read by Roxana Ortega Advance praise for Sabrina & Corina “Here are stories that blaze like wildfires, with characters who made me laugh and broke my heart, believable in everything they said and did. How tragic that American letters hasn’t met these women of the West before, women who were here before America was America. And how tragic that these working-class women haven’t seen themselves in the pages of American lit before. Thank you for honoring their lives, Kali. I welcome them and you.'—Sandra Cisneros “Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s collection of stories, Sabrina & Corina, isn’t just good, it’s masterful storytelling. Fajardo-Anstine is a fearless writer: her women are strong and scarred witnesses of the violations of their homelands, their culture, their bodies; her plots turn and surprise, unerring and organic in their comprehensiveness; her characters break your heart, but you keep on going because you know you are in the hands of a master. . . . Her stories move through the heart of darkness and illuminate it with the soul of truth. Comparisons came to mind: the Alice Munro of the high plains, the Toni Morrison of indigenous Latinas—but why compare her to anybody? She is her own unique voice, and her work will easily find a place, not just in Latinx literature but in American literature and beyond.”—Julia Alvarez, author of How the García Girls Lost Their Accents

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Like Life: Stories Audiobook

Like Life: Stories

Author: Lorrie Moore Narrator: Jane Oppenheimer Release Date: April 2019

In Like Life's eight exquisite stories, Lorrie Moore's characters stumble through their daily existence. These men and women, unsettled and adrift and often frightened, can't quite understand how they arrived at their present situations. Harry has been reworking a play for years in his apartment near Times Square in New York. Jane is biding her time at a cheese shop in a Midwest mall. Dennis, unhappily divorced, buries himself in self-help books about healthful food and healthy relationships. One prefers to speak on the phone rather than face his friends, another lets the answering machine do all the talking. But whether rejected, afraid to commit, bored, disillusioned, or just misunderstood, even the most hard-bitten are not without some abiding trust in love.

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CivilWarLand in Bad Decline: Stories and a Novella Audiobook

CivilWarLand in Bad Decline: Stories and a Novella

Author: George Saunders Narrator: George Saunders, Joshua Ferris Release Date: April 2019

Since its publication in 1996, George Saunders's debut collection has grown in esteem from a cherished cult classic to a masterpiece of the form, inspiring an entire generation of writers along the way. In six stories and a novella, Saunders hatches an unforgettable cast of characters, each struggling to survive in an increasingly haywire world. With a new introduction by Joshua Ferris and a new author's note by Saunders himself, this edition is essential reading for those seeking to discover or revisit a virtuosic, disturbingly prescient voice.   Praise for George Saunders and CivilWarLand in Bad Decline   "It's no exaggeration to say that short story master George Saunders helped change the trajectory of American fiction."-The Wall Street Journal   "Saunders's satiric vision of America is dark and demented; it's also ferocious and very funny."-Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times   "George Saunders is a writer of arresting brilliance and originality, with a sure sense of his material and apparently inexhaustible resources of voice. [CivilWarLand in Bad Decline] is scary, hilarious, and unforgettable."-Tobias Wolff   "Saunders makes the all-but-impossible look effortless."-Jonathan Franzen   "Not since Twain has America produced a satirist this funny."-Zadie Smith   "An astoundingly tuned voice-graceful, dark, authentic, and funny-telling just the kinds of stories we need to get us through these times."-Thomas Pynchon

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Alien Virus Love Disaster: Stories Audiobook

Alien Virus Love Disaster: Stories

Author: Abbey Mei Otis Narrator: Eric Martin, Nicole Poole Release Date: April 2019

Philip K. Dick Award finalist Washington Post Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2018 Abbey Mei Otis's short stories are contemporary fiction at its strongest: taking apart the supposed equality that is clearly just not there, putting humans under an alien microscope, putting humans under government control, putting kids from the moon into a small beach town and then the putting the rest of the town under the microscope as they react in ways we hope they would, and then, of course, in ways we'd hope they don't. Otis has long been fascinated in using strange situations to explore dynamics of power, oppression, and grief, and the twelve stories collected here are at once a striking indictment of the present and a powerful warning about the future.

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The First Human Clone Audiobook

The First Human Clone

Author: Martin Lundqvist Narrator: Elaine Hidayat Release Date: April 2019

Martin Orchard is a prominent scientist working at secret research facility. But who is he, and who is the elusive owner that is financing the secret cloning department? Find out the answer in this flash fiction story.

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El reloj de arena Audiobook

El reloj de arena

Author: Alexander Copperwhite Narrator: Pablo Lopez Release Date: April 2019

El famoso nudo gordiano ha resistido todos los intentos por deshacerlo y quizás es porque dotado de vida propia, el nudo quiere conservar en su interior un poder místico y desconocido, pero Alejandro Magno no se va a entretener en deshacer el nudo, sino que con su famosa espada le da un tajo y lo parte por medio, desatando una serie de fuerzas que se van a manifestar con todo su poder en pleno siglo XXI.

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The Fourth Man: A Jack Reacher short story Audiobook

The Fourth Man: A Jack Reacher short story

Author: Lee Child Narrator: Jeff Harding Release Date: March 2019

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Fourth Man by Lee Child, read by Jeff Harding. THE BRAND NEW JACK REACHER STAND-ALONE SHORT STORY THAT SEES REACHER GOING DOWN UNDER FOR THE FIRST TIME - BUT POSSIBLY NOT THE LAST. It's a short read, but perfect for a coffee break. Jack Reacher, ex-military drifter of no fixed abode, is stalked and tracked down by an FBI agent. She tells him that in a house raid in Sydney, Australian law enforcement found a list. There were four people on it, including him. The other three are dead. Hours later, Reacher is in the air, on his way to Sydney. What was the evil buried twenty-five years ago, that has now resurfaced? Will Reacher be able to find the killers, before they find him?

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In the Land of Time: And Other Fantasy Tales Audiobook

In the Land of Time: And Other Fantasy Tales

Author: Lord Dunsany Narrator: Steven Crossley Release Date: March 2019

A pioneer in the realm of imaginative literature, Lord Dunsany has gained a cult following for his influence on modern fantasy literature, including such authors as J. R. R. Tolkien and H. P. Lovecraft. This unique collection of short stories ranges over five decades of work. Liberal selections of earlier tales-including the entire Gods of Pegana as well as such notable works as 'Idle Days of the Yann' and 'The Fortress Unvanquishable, Save for Sacnoth'-are followed by memorable later tales, including several about the garrulous traveler Joseph Jorkens and the outrageous murder tale 'The Two Bottles of Relish.' Throughout, the stories are united by Dunsany's cosmic vision, his impeccable and mellifluous prose, and his distinctively Irish sense of whimsy.

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IN GOOD HOURS WITH FROST Audiobook

IN GOOD HOURS WITH FROST

Author: Damini Rathore Narrator: Damini Rathore Release Date: March 2019

Frost is just an ordinary person with a beautiful power of expression. This book is not just about her journey through depression but a lot more other things like societal conditioning, love, attention, abandonment etc. She effortlessly takes you along in an instance onto an engaging one-go read. It is in the form of a monologue with several poems woven into a short story. It contains poems with striking similarity and relevance, about each one of us and our lives, about complexities in all their simple sense and poems that will make you revisit them again.

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Curiosity Saved the Cat Audiobook

Curiosity Saved the Cat

Author: Martin Lundqvist Narrator: Elaine Hidayat Release Date: March 2019

I am a black and white Tomcat, and I rely on my flatmate to give me food and shelter. What happened when she dies?

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Wonderwings and Other Fairy Stories Audiobook

Wonderwings and Other Fairy Stories

Author: Edith Howes Narrator: Lydia Bensky Release Date: March 2019

A beautifully written trio of short stories by the New Zealand treasure Edith Howes. These tales tell of fairies giving humans a helping hand, and explore what it means to do the right thing. Originally written in 1921, Wonderwings and Other Fairy Stories still hold lessons just as important in today's modern world.

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You Know You Want This: Cat Person and Other Stories Audiobook

You Know You Want This: Cat Person and Other Stories

Random House presents the audiobook edition of You Know You Want This, written by Kristen Roupenian, read by Aubrey Plaza, Jayme Mattler, Molly Pope, Will Damron, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Emily Tremaine, Finn Wittrock, Amy Ryan, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Corey Brill, Jacques Royand and Kristen Roupenian. The truth was that if a woman bit a man in an office environment, there would be a strong assumption that the man had done something to deserve it . . . From the creator of Cat Person - the first short story to go viral - comes You Know You Want This, a compulsive collection about sex, dating and modern life. These are stories of women's lives now. They also happen to be horror stories. In some, women endure the horror. In others, they inflict it. Here are women at work, at home, on dates, at the doctor's, with their families and with their friends. Here are women grappling with desire, punishment, guilt and anger. These are stories that make you feel fascinated but repelled, scared but delighted, revolted but aroused. You Know You Want This shows why Kristen Roupenian is the most audacious new voice in American fiction. Funny, furious, sly and explicit, she takes a long, hard look at the messed-up power dynamic between men and women - and messes it up some more.

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