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  1. 5.4 hrs • 1/20/2017 • Unabridged

    It’s time to revisit 1945 and the final days World War II in a way that no one else ever has. Grab your thinking cap and join author Steve Ubaney in volume II of his Who Murdered? book series, where he probes every part of FDR’s mysterious death. We have been told all the lies for decades, now it’s time to answer some very pointed questions. Why did Eleanor Roosevelt suddenly, 12 years after FDR’s death, hire a private investigator to probe his doctor’s treatment methods? Why were all of FDR’s medical records stolen from a locked filing cabinet at Bethesda Naval Hospital, which was ironically, the same hospital that covered up so many facts during the JFK autopsy? Are we really expected to believe that FDR died of natural causes at the same time Allied Troops were closing in on Hitler’s bunker? Are we really expected to believe that Roosevelt, Hitler and Mussolini all died within an 18 day span by coincidence? This book will change the way you look at WWII and President Roosevelt’s death forever. It did not happen as we were told. Can you handle the truth?

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    Who Murdered FDR?

    5.4 hrs • 1/20/17 • Unabridged
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  2. 3.6 hrs • 1/17/2017 • Unabridged

    Mónica Lavín regresa con otra historia juvenil, ubicada en 1968, año de las olimpiadas y la represión de Tlatelolco: una novela de viaje donde sus personajes se enfrentan con lo desconocido, motivados por la fuerte ansiedad de vivir situaciones nuevas y ejercer intensamente hasta el último segundo de su libertad. Por medio de las cartas que envía a cierta revista, Ana, una joven que vive en la Ciudad de México, logra hacer amigas y conocer gente. Una de ellas, Kim, la invitaría de vacaciones a Estados Unidos, donde vive con su familia. Después de pensarlo mucho - pues no quería separarse de su novio aunque fuera por unos meses, ni perderse los juegos olímpicos - Ana decide hacer el viaje. El pueblo era muy pequeño y tranquilo, así que pasaban el tiempo con los caballos de la familia de Kim. En esos días de plenitud y vida familiar, Ana conocería a un joven, de quien más tarde tendría que despedirse. La línea de la carretera es una invitación al viaje hacia afuera y hacia adentro de nosotros mismos. Y se condensa en la mirada triste y melancólica de Ana, protagonista y testigo de la época. En esta obra, la carretera es un trazo, una línea que apunta hacia el futuro, como la juventud. Please note: This title is in Spanish.

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    La Linea de la Carretera

    3.6 hrs • 1/17/17 • Unabridged
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  3. 5.1 hrs • 1/10/2017 • Unabridged

    Tap Duvarney lost his innocence in the War Between the States and then put his skills to the test as a soldier in the frontier army. Now he has settled on the Texas coast, working a ranch as the partner of his old friend Tom Kittery–and finding himself in the middle of a feud between Kittery and the neighboring Munson family. Around Matagorda Island, most people are either backing the Munsons or remaining silent. But the danger from outside Kittery’s camp is nothing compared to the threat within, as Duvarney begins to suspect that Kittery’s woman isn’t everything she appears to be. Now Tap is discovering that he must go to war again. But will it be with the Munsons–or with his closest friend?

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    Matagorda

    5.1 hrs • 1/10/17 • Unabridged
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  4. 5.8 hrs • 12/13/2016 • Unabridged

    She was called “the ship that God himself couldn’t sink,” yet on her maiden voyage, the ship Titanic brushed an iceberg and sank less than three hours later, carrying 1,503 men, women, and children to their death. In this dramatic and historic recreation of the bravery and agony that marked that fateful night, author and historian Walter Lord paints a portrait of the last hours of the Titanic’s first and final voyage.

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    A Night to Remember

    5.8 hrs • 12/13/16 • Unabridged
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  5. 3.8 hrs • 11/22/2016 • Unabridged

    In his new novel, Paulo Coelho, best-selling author of The Alchemist and Adultery, brings to life one of history's most enigmatic women: Mata Hari. HER ONLY CRIME WAS TO BE AN INDEPENDENT WOMAN   When Mata Hari arrived in Paris she was penniless.  Within months she was the most celebrated woman in the city.   As a dancer, she shocked and delighted audiences; as a courtesan, she bewitched the era’s richest and most powerful men.   But as paranoia consumed a country at war, Mata Hari’s lifestyle brought her under suspicion. In 1917, she was arrested in her hotel room on the Champs Elysees, and accused of espionage.   Told in Mata Hari’s voice through her final letter, The Spy is the unforgettable story of a woman who dared to defy convention and who paid the ultimate price.

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    The Spy

    3.8 hrs • 11/22/16 • Unabridged
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  6. 4.1 hrs • 11/15/2016 • Unabridged

    Often described as an alchemical allegory, John Crowley instead decided this is “the first science fiction novel.” After all, “it’s fiction; it’s about the possibilities of a science; and it’s a novel.” No matter what else it might be, it’s definitely one of the great outlandish stories in Western literature.

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    The Chemical Wedding by Christian Rosencreutz by Johann Valentin Andreae, John Crowley

    The Chemical Wedding by Christian Rosencreutz

    In a new version by John Crowley
    Read by John Crowley
    4.1 hrs • 11/15/16 • Unabridged
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  7. 4.5 hrs • 11/8/2016 • Unabridged

    It was the only water for miles in a vast, sun-blasted desert where water meant survival. So Logan Cates naturally headed for Papago Wells. But he wasn’t the only one. Fleeing the fierce Churupati and his Apache warriors, other travelers had come there too. And when the Apaches found them, they began a siege as relentless and unforgiving as the barren land and just as inescapable. The last thing Cates wanted was to be responsible for the lives of thirteen desperate strangers and a shipment of gold. But he knew that if they were to survive, he was their last chance. He also knew that some in the party were willing to die—or kill—to get their hands on the money. If he couldn’t get them to work together, it wouldn’t be the desert or even the Apaches that would do them in—it would be the greed of the very people he was trying to save.

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    Last Stand at Papago Wells

    4.5 hrs • 11/8/16 • Unabridged
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  8. 5.2 hrs • 11/1/2016 • Unabridged

    In this sweeping novel inspired by the Iran-Contra affair, master storyteller James A. Michener conjures the triumphs and tragedies of one family and their dynamic role in the history of the United States and its founding document. Over a tense weekend of reflection, Major Norman Starr of the National Security Council prepares to appear before a congressional committee to publicly account for his covert actions. Hoping to learn something from his proud, troubled heritage, Starr looks for guidance in the lives of his ancestors: all-Americans who weren’t always right. From a framer of the Constitution to a slave owner, from a Supreme Court justice to a courageous suffragist, each recalls an important legacy that Starr must somehow reconcile with his own perilous dilemma.

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    Legacy

    5.2 hrs • 11/1/16 • Unabridged
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  9. 3.4 hrs • 11/1/2016 • Unabridged

    James A. Michener, the Pulitzer Prize–winning master of the historical saga, returns to his beloved Spain with this magical novel of Seville at Easter time, a season of splendid pageantry, thrilling bullfights, deep piety—and the possibility for miracles. An American sports journalist has come to the city to report on efforts by the rancher Don Cayetano Mota to revive his once-proud line of bulls: not only does Mota pray to the Virgin Mary, but he takes on Herculean acts of devotion during the solemn celebrations of Holy Week. The story goes deeper into life’s mysteries, shaking the newspaperman’s skepticism and opening his eyes to the wonder of faith.

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    Miracle in Seville

    3.4 hrs • 11/1/16 • Unabridged
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  10. 6.0 hrs • 10/13/2016 • Unabridged

    Spur Award-winner Gary Svee is praised by western fans for his fascinating novels of the 19th-century American frontier. In Spirit Wolf, a mysterious wolf-like animal has been destroying cattle in Montana. In the dead of winter, Nashua Brue ventures into the wilderness to track and kill this vicious beast. Soon he discovers the real killer walks on two legs, not four.

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    Spirit Wolf

    6.0 hrs • 10/13/16 • Unabridged
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  11. 6.0 hrs • 10/4/2016 • Unabridged

    In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust. In the wake of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings from newspapers to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. An elderly widower who has lived through three wars and fought in two of them, the captain enjoys his rootless, solitary existence. In Wichita Falls, he is offered a fifty-dollar gold piece to deliver a young orphan to her relatives in San Antonio. Four years earlier, a band of Kiowa raiders killed Johanna’s parents and sister; sparing the little girl, they raised her as one of their own. Recently rescued by the US army, the ten-year-old has once again been torn away from the only home she knows. Their four hundred mile journey south through unsettled territory and unforgiving terrain proves difficult and at times dangerous. Johanna has forgotten the English language, tries to escape at every opportunity, throws away her shoes, and refuses to act civilized. Yet as the miles pass, the two lonely survivors tentatively begin to trust each other, forming a bond that marks the difference between life and death in this treacherous land. Arriving in San Antonio, the reunion is neither happy nor welcome. The captain must hand Johanna over to an aunt and uncle she does not remember—strangers who regard her as an unwanted burden. A respectable man, Captain Kidd is faced with a terrible choice: abandon the girl to her fate or become—in the eyes of the law—a kidnapper himself.

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    News of the World

    6.0 hrs • 10/4/16 • Unabridged
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  12. 3.9 hrs • 10/4/2016 • Unabridged

    A portrait of a woman who reflects the conventions of her age even as she defies them and whose transformations embody the decline and coarsening of the American frontier.

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    A Lost Lady

    3.9 hrs • 10/4/16 • Unabridged
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  13. 3.6 hrs • 9/27/2016 • Unabridged

    A writer’s notebook becomes the key that unlocks memories of a love formed and lost in 1960s Paris. In the aftermath of Algeria’s war of independence, Paris was a city rife with suspicion and barely suppressed violence. Amid this tension, Jean, a young writer adrift, met and fell for Dannie, an enigmatic woman fleeing a troubled past. Half a century later, with his old black notebook as a guide, Jean retraces this fateful period in his life, recounting how, through Dannie, he became mixed up with a group of unsavory characters connected by a shadowy crime. Soon Jean too was a person of interest to the detective pursuing their case—a detective who would prove instrumental in revealing Dannie’s darkest secret. The Black Notebook bears all the hallmarks of this Nobel Prize–winning literary master’s unsettling and intensely atmospheric style, rendered in English by acclaimed translator Mark Polizzotti. Once again, Modiano invites us into his unique world, a Paris infused with melancholy, uncertain danger, and the fading echoes of lost love.

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    The Black Notebook by Patrick Modiano

    The Black Notebook

    Translated by Mark Polizzotti
    3.6 hrs • 9/27/16 • Unabridged
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  14. 3.8 hrs • 9/13/2016 • Unabridged

    Dan Killoe was over six feet of tough, raw, lightning fast man. He had a trail herd of cattle and a mass of settlers to get across unknown territory to a new land. Then he gave shelter to a stranger being hunted by Felipe Soto, scar-faced leader of the renegade Comancheros. This time Killoe was borrowing more trouble than he wanted to handle.

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    Killoe

    3.8 hrs • 9/13/16 • Unabridged
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  15. 3.7 hrs • 9/13/2016 • Unabridged

    An international bestseller that recalls the quiet power of John Williams's Stoner and Marilynne Robinson's LilaAndreas Egger knows every path and peak of his mountain valley, the source of his sustenance, his livelihood--his home.Set in the mid-twentieth century and told with beauty and tenderness, Robert Seethaler's A Whole Life is a story of man's relationship with an ancient landscape, of the value of solitude, of the arrival of the modern world, and above all, of the moments, great and small, that make us who we are.

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    A Whole Life

    Translated by Charlotte Collins
    3.7 hrs • 9/13/16 • Unabridged
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  16. 5.8 hrs • 9/13/2016 • Unabridged

    Sapphira Dodderidge, a Virginia lady of the 19th century, marries beneath her and becomes irrationally jealous of Nancy, a beautiful slave. One of Cather’s later works.

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    Sapphira and the Slave Girl

    5.8 hrs • 9/13/16 • Unabridged
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