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5.7 hrs • Feb/28/2017 • Unabridged
The young readers' edition of the true story that inspired Lion, the Academy Award nominated film starring Dev Patel, David Wenham, Rooney Mara, and Nicole Kidman. When Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost home town half a world away, he made global headlines. Saroo had become lost on a train in India at the age of five. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a couple in Australia. Despite being happy in his new family, Saroo always wondered about his origins. When he was a young man the advent of Google Earth led him to pore over satellite images of India for landmarks he recognized. And one day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off on a journey to find his mother.This edition features new material from Saroo about his childhood, including a new foreword and a Q&A about his experiences and the process of making the film."The emotional journey of Saroo Brierley (Patel) . . . will melt hearts around the globe."—People magazine"Amazing stuff."—The New York PostAvailable Formats:15.5 hrs • Feb/01/2017 • Unabridged
The second volume of the best stories from legendary hard science fiction writer Ben Bova, the creator of the New York Times bestselling Grand Tour science fiction series, a six-time Hugo award winner, and past president of the National Space Society.The stories included in this volume span the five decades of Bova’s incandescent career at the center of science fiction and space advocacy.Here are tales of star-faring adventure, peril, and drama. Here are journeys into the mind-bending landscapes of virtual worlds and alternate realities. Here you’ll also find stories of humanity’s astounding future on Earth, on Mars, and in the Solar System beyond—stories that always get the science right. And Bova’s gathering of deeply realized, totally human characters are the heroic, brave, tricky, sometimes dastardly engineers, astronauts, corporate magnates, politicians, and scientists who will make these futures possible—and those who often find that the problems of tomorrow are always linked to human values, and human failings, that are as timeless as the stars.Available Formats: CD, MP3 CD, Digital Rental7.5 hrs • Nov/01/2016 • Unabridged
At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia. Despite his gratitude, Brierley always wondered about his origins. Eventually, with the advent of Google Earth, he had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack he once called home and pore over satellite images for landmarks he might recognize or mathematical equations that might further narrow down the labyrinthine map of India. One day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off to find his family. Lion is a moving, poignant, and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit: hope.Available Formats: CD, MP3 CD7.3 hrs • Oct/15/2016 • Unabridged
In this second book in the Prince Warriors trilogy, the Prince Warriors face new challenges on earth and in the unseen realm of Ahoratos. The enemy, angry about his last defeat, is targeting them with weapons and tactics they had never imagined, including the flaming Olethron. The kids must turn to Ruwach and the Source, who can give them more pieces of armor to help them stand strong against this deadly threat.Available Formats:3.7 hrs • Sep/27/2016 • Unabridged
Product Description Review “Mills & Boon-meets-50 Shades of Grey, with just a dash of Savita Bhabhi.” -India Today “The men have taut stomachs, firm hands, piercing eyes … The women are sexy, voluptuous and sometimes, in a departure from norm, the ones to initiate sexual encounters.” -Times of India “Assorted mix of stories that explore heady desire, and occasionally, candy-floss romance”. -Elle About the Author Actress and model, Sunny Leone has donned many hats and is known as a woman of substance. She is India’s most googled person and has appeared in Bigg Boss and movies like Jism 2 and Jackpot. She is also an entrepreneur and has launched her perfume line, Lust, Box Cricket League team Chennai Swaggers and Android game Teen Patti.Available Formats:8.7 hrs • Aug/09/2016 • Unabridged
From Man Booker–shortlisted, IMPAC Award–winning author Nicola Barker comes an exuberant, multivoiced new novel mapping the extraordinary life and legacy of a nineteenth-century Hindu saint.To the world, he is Sri Ramakrishna—godly avatar, esteemed spiritual master, beloved guru. To Rani Rashmoni, she of low caste and large inheritance, he is the Brahmin fated to defy tradition. But to Hriday, his nephew and longtime caretaker, he is just Uncle—maddening, bewildering Uncle, prone to entering trances at the most inconvenient of times, known to sneak out to the forest at midnight to perform dangerous acts of self-effacement, who must be vigilantly safeguarded not only against jealous enemies and devotees with ulterior motives but also against that most treasured yet insidious of sulfur-rich vegetables: the cauliflower.Rather than puzzling the shards of history and legend together, Barker shatters the mirror again and rearranges the pieces. The result is a biographical novel viewed through a kaleidoscope. Dazzlingly inventive and brilliantly comic, irreverent, and mischievous, The Cauliflower delivers us into the divine playfulness of a twenty-first-century literary master.Available Formats: CD, MP3 CD, Digital Rental18.0 hrs • Aug/02/2016 • Unabridged
Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston return to their Ender’s Game prequel series with this first volume of an all-new trilogy about the Second Formic War in The Swarm.The first invasion of Earth was beaten back by a coalition of corporate and international military forces and the Chinese army. China has been devastated by the Formic’s initial efforts to eradicate Earth life forms and prepare the ground for their own settlement. The Scouring of China struck fear into the other nations of the planet; that fear blossomed into drastic action when scientists determined that the single ship that wreaked such damage was merely a scout ship. There is a mothership out beyond the solar system’s Kuiper Belt, and it’s heading into the system, unstoppable by any weapons that Earth can muster.Earth has been reorganized for defense. There is now a Hegemon, a planetary official responsible for keeping all the formerly warring nations in line. There’s a Polemarch, responsible for organizing all the military forces of the planet into the new International Fleet. But there is an enemy within, an enemy as old as human warfare: ambition and politics. Greed and self-interest. Will Bingwen, Mazer Rackam, Victor Delgado, and Lem Juke be able to divert those very human enemies in time to create a weapon that can effectively defend humanity in the inexorable Second Formic War?Full cast of narrators includes Susan Hanfield, Emily Rankin, Orson Scott Card, and Aaron Johnston.Available Formats: Retail CD Buy-In7.9 hrs • Apr/19/2016 • Unabridged
A beautiful, powerful new novel from the bestselling, award-winning author of Sister of My Heart and The Mistress of Spies about three generations of mothers and daughters who must discover their greatest source of strength in one another—a masterful, brilliant tale of a family both united and torn apart by ambition and loveThe daughter of a poor baker in rural Bengal, India, Sabitri yearns to get an education, but her family’s situation means college is an impossible dream. Then an influential woman from Kolkata takes Sabitri under her wing, but her generosity soon proves dangerous after the girl makes a single, unforgivable misstep. Years later, Sabitri’s own daughter Bela, haunted by her mother’s choices, flees abroad with her political refugee lover—but the America she finds is vastly different from the country she’d imagined. As the marriage crumbles and Bela is forced to forge her own path, she unwittingly imprints her own child, Tara, with indelible lessons about freedom, heartbreak, and loyalty that will take a lifetime to unravel.In her latest novel, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni explores the complex relationships between mothers and daughters, and the different kinds of love that bind us across generations. Before We Visit the Goddess captures the gorgeous complexity of these multigenerational and transcontinental bonds, sweeping across the twentieth century from the countryside of Bengal, India, to the streets of Houston, Texas—an extraordinary journey told through a sparkling symphony of voices.Available Formats: CD, MP3 CD, Digital Rental15.9 hrs • Feb/02/2016 • Unabridged
The first volume in a sterling collection of stories from legendary hard science fiction master Ben BovaThese are selected stories from Bova’s amazing career at the center of science fiction and space advocacy. He is the creator of the New York Times bestselling Grand Tour series, a six-time Hugo Award winner, and past president of the National Space Society. The very best of Ben Bova, these stories span the five decades of Bova’s incandescent career.Here are tales of star-faring adventure, peril, and drama. Here are journeys into the mind-bending landscapes of virtual worlds and alternate realities. Here you’ll also find stories of humanity’s astounding future on Earth, on Mars, and in the solar system beyond—stories that always get the science right. And Bova’s gathering of deeply realized, totally human characters are the heroic, brave, tricky, sometimes dastardly engineers, astronauts, corporate magnates, politicians, and scientists who will make these futures possible—and those who often find that the problems of tomorrow are always linked to human values and human failings which are as timeless as the stars.Available Formats: CD, MP3 CD, Digital Rental0.9 hrs • Feb/02/2016 • Unabridged
The title description for this item is not yet available.Available Formats:9.1 hrs • Dec/15/2015 • Unabridged
The Long List Anthology is designed to recognize the short works that were nominated for the 2015 Hugo Awards but did not make it into the top five short list for the final ballot. Thus, voted into the Hugo Award’s long list of works—the top fifteen works nominated for each category—were these nine short stories and three novelettes, now made available to a wider audience by award-winning narrators. The short stories included in this collection are: “The Breath of War” by Aliette de Bodard“When It Ends, He Catches Her” by Eugie Foster“Toad Words” by T. Kingfisher“Makeisha in Time” by Rachael K. Jones“Covenant” by Elizabeth Bear“The Truth about Owls” by Amal El-Mohtar“A Kiss with Teeth” by Max Gladstone“The Vaporization Enthalpy of a Peculiar Pakistani Family” by Usman T. Malik“This Chance Planet” by Elizabeth BearThe novelettes in this collection are:We Are the Cloud by Sam J. MillerThe Magician and Laplace’s Demon by Tom CrosshillSpring Festival: Happiness, Anger, Love, Sorrow, Joy by Xia Jia, translated by Ken LiuAvailable Formats: CD, MP3 CD, Digital Rental5.6 hrs • Sep/01/2015 • Unabridged
Be afraid, be very afraid of Terrifying Tales, the sixth volume in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading.Eleven masters of suspense—Kelly Barnhill, Michael Buckley, Adam Gidwitz, Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown, Claire Legrand, Nikki Loftin, Daniel José Older, Dav Pilkey, R. L. Stine, and Rita Williams-Garcia—have come together to bring you a bone-chilling collection of original ghost stories, perfect for sharing around the campfire, reading under the covers with a flashlight, and scaring your friends’ pants off.Compiled and edited by kid-lit madman Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: Terrifying Tales is a creepy-fun read (if you’re brave enough, that is).Available Formats: CD10.8 hrs • Jul/14/2015 • Unabridged
A magical novel about the surprising acts we are capable of in the name of loveSet in 1942 New York and Berlin, A Master Plan for Rescue is an enchanting novel about the life-giving powers of storytelling and the heroism that can be inspired by love. In essence, it is two love stories: that of a child who worships his parents, then loses his father to an accident and his mother to her resulting grief, and that of a young man who stumbles into the romance of his life, then watches his beloved decline, forever changing the arc of his future. Each story is propelled by the belief that if one acts heroically enough, it will restore some part of what—or whom—has been lost.But when they meet, this boy and this man, their combined grief and magical thinking allow them to dream the impossible. Sharing stories of the people they have lost, they are inspired to join forces and act in their memory—to do something so memorable that it might actually bring their loved ones back—even if only in spirit.A Master Plan for Rescue is a beautiful tale, propelled by history and imagination, that suggests people’s impact upon the world doesn’t necessarily end with their lives, and that, to some degree, we are the sum of the stories we tell.Available Formats: CD, MP3 CD6.6 hrs • Jun/09/2015 • Unabridged
The Philosophy of Andy Warhol, first published in 1975, is less a memoir than a collection of riffs and reflections. The private Andy Warhol talks about love, sex, food, beauty, fame, work, money, success; about New York and America; and about himself—his childhood in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, good times and bad times in New York, the explosion of his career in the sixties, and his life among celebrities.Available Formats: CD, MP3 CD2.5 hrs • Apr/01/2015 • Unabridged
Discover the original, bone-chilling adventures that made Goosebumps one of the bestselling children’s book series of all time.Tough. That’s Freddy Martinez and his friend Cara. They’re not afraid of anything, but that was before they went exploring in Freddy’s basement—before they found the secret room and the bottle of vampire breath. Poor Freddy and Cara … they should have never opened that bottle. Because now there’s a vampire in Freddy’s basement, and he’s very, very thirsty.Available Formats:8.8 hrs • Feb/10/2015 • Unabridged
Hooking up is only the beginning of the fun in this sexy and irresistible second installment of the thrilling new-adult series, Boomerang.Adam Blackwood has it all. At twenty-two, he’s fabulously wealthy, Ryan Gosling-hot, and at the top of the heap in the business world. His life is perfect—until a scandal from his past resurfaces and knocks the tech wunderkind down, throwing his company, Boomerang, a hook-up site for millennials, into chaos.Three years ago, Adam married his high school love—and then lost her in a tragic accident. Now the heartbreak and guilt he’s tried to bury with work and women begins to take over his life.Alison Quick, the twenty-one-year-old daughter of a business tycoon—and the very ex-girlfriend of Boomerang’s former intern, Ethan—has a problem of her own. She’s got one chance to prove to her father that she deserves a place in his empire by grabbing control of Boomerang and taking Adam down.But as Alison moves in on him, armed with a cadre of lawyers and accountants, she discovers there’s much more to Adam and Boomerang than meets the eye. Will earning her father’s approval come at the price of losing her first real love? It appears so, unless Adam can forgive her for wrecking his life and trying to steal his livelihood. But Alison hopes that old adage is right. Maybe love can conquer all.Available Formats: CDLoading more titles...
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