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Author: Haruki Murakami | Narrator: Rupert Degas
Release Date: September 03, 2013
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle is a tour de force—and one of Haruki Murakami’s most acclaimed and beloved novels.In a Tokyo suburb, a young man named Toru Okada searches for his wife’s missing cat—and then for his wife as well&mda...
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Author: Haruki Murakami | Narrator: Sean Barrett and Oliver Le Sueur
Release Date: August 06, 2013
With Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami gives us a novel every bit as ambitious and expansive as The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, which has been acclaimed both here and around the world for its uncommon ambition and achievement, and whose still-growing p...
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Author: Anthony Marra | Narrator: Colette Whitaker
Release Date: May 07, 2013
A National Book Awards Longlist SelectionA New York Times and Washington Post bestsellerA story of the transcendent power of love in wartime, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena is a work of sweeping breadth, profound compassion, and lasting significa...
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Author: Alexander McCall Smith | Narrator: Adjoa Andoh
Release Date: April 10, 2012
THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Young Readers Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the basis of the HBO TV show, and its proprietor Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detect...
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Author: David Von Drehle | Narrator: Barrett Whitener
Release Date: June 21, 2011
“Outstanding… social history at its best.” –The New York Times Book Review“An amazing, long-forgotten tale. A riveting history written with flair and precision.”—Bob WoodwardIn one of the most honored books ...
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Author: Adam Hochschild | Narrator: Geoffrey Howard
Release Date: July 13, 2010
In the late 1890s, Edmund Dene Morel, a young British shipping company agent, noticed something strange about the cargoes of his company’s ships as they arrived from and departed for the Congo, Leopold II’s vast new African colony. Incomi...
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Author: Brian Greene | Narrator: Erik Davies
Release Date: December 23, 2008
"[Greene] develops one fresh new insight after another...In the great tradition of physicists writing for the masses, The Elegant Universe sets a standard that will be hard to beat." --George Johnson, The New York Times Book ReviewIn a rare...
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Author: Tony Horwitz | Narrator: John H. Mayer
Release Date: April 29, 2008
On a chance visit to Plymouth Rock, Tony Horwitz makes an unsettling discovery. A history buff since early childhood, expensively educated at university—a history major, no less!—he’s reached middle age with a third-grader’s g...
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Author: Jim Crace | Narrator: Michael Kramer
Release Date: June 05, 2007
Once the safest, most prosperous place on earth, the United States is now a lawless, scantly populated wasteland. The machines have stopped. The government has collapsed. Farmlands lie fallow and the soil is contaminated by toxins. Across the country...
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Author: Nathan Englander | Narrator: Paul Michael, Susan Denaker and Arthur Morey
Release Date: March 20, 2007
Already sold in eight countries around the world, these nine energized, irreverent stories from Nathan Englander introduce an astonishing new talent.    In Englander's amazingly taut and ambitious "The Twenty-seventh Man,&quo...
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