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8 Gifts for Audiobook Lovers

The holidays are fast approaching, which means that now is the time to start thinking about gift ideas.  It can be hard trying to figure out the perfect gift when there are so many options.  Luckily, when it comes to pleasing the audiobook aficionados in your life, we’ve got you covered! To make it easier on you this holiday season, we’ve compiled a list of awesome gifts that audiobook fans will most definitely love. Read more

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The Gettysburg Address: The Speech, the Battle, and the Legacy

On November 19th, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered one of the most famous speeches in American History. Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address was written for the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, PA only four and a half months after the famous battle that would turn the tide of the Civil War. Before Gettysburg, the Union Army had suffered defeat after defeat at the hands of the Confederates, and victory seemed nearly out of reach.  After more than a year of setbacks on the battlefield, the Union had finally achieved a decisive victory against the Confederacy at Gettysburg. The tide of the Civil War was beginning to turn in favor of the Union. With victory in sight, President Lincoln’s dedication speech reminded Americans that the Civil War was about more than emancipation–it was about preserving democracy itself. President Lincoln’s speech served as a rallying cry for the Union’s cause, and continues to inspire Americans today. But the Gettysburg Address would not have been possible without a victory on the battlefield. In Gettysburg: The Last Invasion, Professor Allen C. Guelzo examines the battle in exquisite detail. If you’re interested in learning more about the Gettysburg Address on its 152nd anniversary, this audiobook is the best place to begin.

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Drew Barrymore is a Wildflower

Full disclosure: I love Drew Barrymore!  She’s been one of my favorite actresses ever since I first watched E.T. as a small child.  And by “watched,” I mean that I completely balled my eyes out the entire time E.T. couldn’t get home. My next Drew Barrymore cinematic experience occurred when I was 10 years old.  I watched in fascination as Barrymore transformed into one of my favorite fairytale characters, Cinderella, in Ever After and actually showed the prince a thing or two about rescuing.  That was followed by Never Been Kissed, Charlie’s Angels, 50 First Dates, and a whole bunch of other amazing movies that I, unfortunately, don’t have the time or space to list. Read more

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From now on your troubles will be out of sight…

…If these two can ever get to Seattle. Or at least that’s what they think when they begin their journey. Ashley Davidson and Dashiell Sutherland are two individuals who desperately need to get to Seattle for Christmas and the only option is to share the one rental car available. The close quarters force them to open up to each other and thus begins the wild ride ahead. They may never get to Seattle in time for Christmas but their trip is still full of many surprises – and even the most unimaginable wishes may yet come true.

Debbie Macomber’s Dashing Through the Snow is the story of a magical romance amidst the hustle and bustle of crazy holiday travel. For more audio holiday suggestions, check out our holiday collection.

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Another Dark and Sizzling Release from Christine Feehan

Looking for a paranormal romance to sink your teeth into?  Christine Feehan, dubbed the “Queen of paranormal romance” by J.R. Ward, has written her latest installment in the steamy and beloved bestselling Carpathian series.  Set in the ghostly darkness of the Carpathian Mountains, DARK GHOST tells the story of the dangerous, passionate journey between a wounded warrior and a woman on the run. Read more

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X, The Newest Sue Grafton Book

With only two more letters to go until Sue Grafton’s notoriously thrilling Kinsey Millhone series of mysteries comes to an end, we arrive at X. This is Grafton’s first book in her series in which she simply uses the alphabet letter as the title without any definition. From character names (Father Xavier, Teddy Xanakis) to buildings (Bank of X. Phillips), the letter ‘x’ appears throughout this story in various incarnations.

In X, Kinsey Millhone is faced with several cases to solve. She has to help a woman trying to track down the son she gave up for adoption years ago while searching for a sociopathic serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes. Can Kinsey catch the killer before she becomes his next victim?

Listen to a clip read by longtime Sue Grafton narrator, Judy Kaye:
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Read some of the great reviews of Grafton’s latest installment:
“‘X’ will entertain you, enlighten you, amaze you and leave you breathless.” –Richmond Times Dispatch

“Grafton has turned in a corker of a novel with ‘X,’ upping her already high-level game.” –Boston Globe

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Audiobooks as Sous Chefs – Cook and Read at the Same Time

For some, the act of cooking is relaxing. For others, it’s a chore. For readers, it’s one more thing that stops us from finishing our book.

But no longer! Now, you can cook and read at the same time. Read more

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Sex and Audiobooks on the Beach

Erotica is a genre that, despite its growing popularity and mainstream acceptance, is still a blush-worthy topic for some. With the publication of Grey this week, bestselling author E L James’ surprise gift to Fifty Shades of Grey fans, we’re happy to remind you that the audio format is ideal for those who may prefer to enjoy this genre in secret. Read more

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