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Darkness Visible A Memoir of Madness, William Styron

Darkness Visible

by William Styron

Rent: $6.39

A work of great personal courage and a literary tour de force, this bestseller is Styron'...

Unabridged: 2 hr 13 min
Narrator: William Styron
Published: 10/04/2016
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Letter to My Daughter, Maya Angelou

Letter to My Daughter

by Maya Angelou

Rent: $6.39

For a world of devoted fans, a much-awaited new volume of absorbing stories and inspirati...

Unabridged: 2 hr 32 min
Narrator: Maya Angelou
Published: 09/23/2008
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A Small Place, Jamaica Kincaid

A Small Place

by Jamaica Kincaid

Rent: $6.46

From the award-winning author of Annie John comes a brilliant look at colonialism and its...

Unabridged: 1 hr 48 min
Narrator: Robin Miles
Published: 10/25/2016
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Hemingway in Love His Own Story, A. E. Hotchner

Hemingway in Love

by A. E. Hotchner

Rent: $6.49

In June of 1961, A.E. Hotchner visited an old friend in the psychiatric ward of St. Mary'...

Unabridged: 3 hr 16 min
Narrator: Alex Hyde-White
Published: 10/20/2015
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Packing My Library An Elegy and Ten Digressions, Alberto Manguel

Packing My Library

by Alberto Manguel

Rent: $5.99

In June 2015 Alberto Manguel prepared to leave his centuries-old village home in France's...

Unabridged: 3 hr 55 min
Narrator: James Cameron Stew...
Published: 03/20/2018
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This House of Sky, Ivan Doig

This House of Sky

by Ivan Doig

Rent: $7.62

Masterfully crafted with lyrical and haunting language, Doig’s memoir remains an en...

Abridged: 3 hr 2 min
Narrator: Ivan Doig
Published: 04/10/2000
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The Autumn Balloon, Kenny Porpora

The Autumn Balloon

by Kenny Porpora

Rent: $7.22

Every autumn, Kenny Porpora would watch his heartbroken mother scribble messages on ball...

Unabridged: 7 hr 9 min
Narrator: Kenny Porpora
Published: 02/03/2015
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Dostoevsky in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern

Dostoevsky in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern

Rent: $4.81

In Dostoevsky in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Dostoevsk...

Unabridged: 2 hr 7 min
Narrator: Robert Whitfield
Published: 06/27/2005
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There Are Things I Want You to Know About Stieg Larsson and Me, Marie-Francoise Colombani

"There Are Things I Want You to K...

by Marie-Francoise Colomba...

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There is only one person who can tell Stieg Larsson's story better than he can, and that ...

Unabridged: 5 hr 14 min
Narrator: Cassandra Campbell...
Published: 06/21/2011
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The Trouble Begins at 8 A Life of Mark Twain in the Wild, Wild West, Sid Fleischman

The Trouble Begins at 8

by Sid Fleischman

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Mark Twain was born fully grown, with a cheap cigar clamped between his teeth. So begins ...

Unabridged: 2 hr 59 min
Narrator: Joe Barrett
Published: 09/01/2012
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A Life of Dante, Benedict Flynn

A Life of Dante

by Benedict Flynn

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Dante’s vision The Divine Comedy has profoundly affected every generation since it ...

Unabridged: 1 hr 19 min
Narrator: John Shrapnel
Published: 05/01/2001
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The Life & Works of W. B. Yeats, W.B. Yeats

The Life & Works of W. ...

by W.B. Yeats

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The Life of William Butler Yeats is a remarkable one – poet, playwright, essay...

Unabridged: 2 hr 35 min
Narrator: Jim Norton, with D...
Published: 08/01/2004
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Robert Frost: The Life and Legacy of the Famous 20th Century American Poet, Charles River Editors

Robert Frost: The Life and Legacy...

by Charles River Editors

Rent: $4.46

Of all the authors and poets American schoolchildren may be exposed to over the course o...

Unabridged: 1 hr 19 min
Narrator: Bill Hare
Published: 09/26/2019
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Shakey's Madness Does a Mental Disorder Reveal the Real William Shakespeare?, Robert Boog

Shakey's Madness

by Robert Boog

Rent: $5.92

'Shakey's Madness' is a well-researched, lively, and well rounded argument around the "re...

Unabridged: 4 hr 29 min
Narrator: Robert Boog
Published: 06/30/2021
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My Journey with Maya, Tavis Smiley

My Journey with Maya

by Tavis Smiley

Rent: $6.18

A remarkable story of friendship, love, and courageWhen Maya Angelou and Tavis Smiley me...

Unabridged: 4 hr 21 min
Narrator: Tavis Smiley
Published: 04/07/2015
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D. H. Lawrence in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern

D. H. Lawrence in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern

Rent: $6.46

By the end of his life, D. H. Lawrence had despaired of Western civilization, which he fe...

Unabridged: 1 hr 53 min
Narrator: Robert Whitfield
Published: 01/27/2009
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Beckett in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern

Beckett in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern

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Samuel Becketts work evokes passionate responses: readers and playgoers either revere it ...

Unabridged: 1 hr 55 min
Narrator: Robert Whitfield
Published: 01/27/2009
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James Joyce in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern

James Joyce in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern

Rent: $6.46

From a young age, James Joyce showed a precocious and original intellect and a confidence...

Unabridged: 1 hr 42 min
Narrator: Robert Whitfield
Published: 02/11/2009
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Virginia Woolf in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern

Virginia Woolf in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern

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A highly sensitive and intelligent child, Virginia Woolf grew up in a large family prone ...

Unabridged: 2 hr 1 min
Narrator: Robert Whitfield
Published: 01/27/2009
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Borges in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern

Borges in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern

Rent: $6.46

Weaving fiction with fact, fantastic matter with historical figures, Borges frequent them...

Unabridged: 1 hr 49 min
Narrator: Robert Whitfield
Published: 02/05/2009
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Kafka in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern

Kafka in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern

Rent: $4.81

In Kafka in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Kafkas life an...

Unabridged: 2 hr 8 min
Narrator: Robert Whitfield
Published: 06/27/2005
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The Dab of Dickens, The Touch of Twain, and The Shade of Shakespeare Selections from A Dab of Dickens & a Touch of Twain, Literary Lives from Shakespeares Old England to Frosts New England by Elliot Engel, PhD with Illustrative Literary Performances, Elliot Engel, PhD

The Dab of Dickens, The Touch of ...

by Elliot Engel, PhD

Rent: $7.96

They are icons of the literary world whose soaring works have been discussed and analyzed...

Unabridged: 6 hr 30 min
Narrator: various narrators
Published: 12/21/2011
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A Very Easy Death, Simone de Beauvoir

A Very Easy Death

by Simone de Beauvoir

Rent: $7.96

When her mother was in the hospital with terminal cancer, Simone had time to reminisce a...

Unabridged: 3 hr 4 min
Narrator: Hillary Huber
Published: 02/01/2005
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Interview with Anne Rice A Conversation between Anne Rice and Michael Riley, Anne Rice

Interview with Anne Rice

by Anne Rice

Rent: $5.49

This conversation with Anne Rice shows how she emerged from high school determined n...

Abridged: 1 hr 26 min
Narrator: Michael Riley
Published: 07/04/2000
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How Not to Get Rich The Financial Misadventures of Mark Twain, Alan Pell Crawford

How Not to Get Rich

by Alan Pell Crawford

Rent: $7.99

Mark Twain's lifetime spans America's era of greatest economic growth. And Twain was an a...

Unabridged: 5 hr 43 min
Narrator: Peter Berkrot
Published: 10/17/2017
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Devotion, Patti Smith

Devotion

by Patti Smith

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From the renowned artist and author Patti Smith, an inspired exploration of the nature of...

Unabridged: 2 hr 8 min
The Why I Write Series
Narrator: Patti Smith
Published: 04/17/2018
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Inadvertent, Karl Ove Knausgaard

Inadvertent

by Karl Ove Knausgaard

Rent: $6.46

The Why I Write series is based on the Windham-Campbell Lectures, delivered annually to c...

Unabridged: 1 hr 32 min
The Why I Write Series #1
Narrator: Ingvild Burkey
Published: 09/04/2018
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Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life The Plants and Places That Inspired the Classic Children's Tales, Marta McDowell

Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life

by Marta McDowell

Rent: $7.49

There aren't many books more beloved than The Tale of Peter Rabbit and even fewer authors...

Unabridged: 3 hr 38 min
Narrator: Henrietta Meire
Published: 12/18/2018
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The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables The Enchanting Island that Inspired L. M. Montgomery, Catherine Reid

The Landscapes of Anne of Green G...

by Catherine Reid

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The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables explores L. M. Montgomery's deep connection to the...

Unabridged: 2 hr 27 min
Narrator: Xe Sands
Published: 12/18/2018
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C. S. Lewis A Very Short Introduction, James Como

C. S. Lewis

by James Como

Rent: $7.49

Beloved by children and adults worldwide, the writings of C. S. Lewis have a broad and en...

Unabridged: 4 hr 26 min
Narrator: Roger Clark
Published: 02/26/2019
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The Beauty of All My Days, Ruskin Bond

The Beauty of All My Days

by Ruskin Bond

Rent: $6.39

So here I am, delving into the past like Monsieur Poirot, not to solve a mystery, but to ...

Unabridged: 3 hr 16 min
Narrator: Bhavin Joshi
Published: 06/25/2019
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Goethe A Very Short Introduction, Ritchie Robetson

Goethe

by Ritchie Robetson

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In this Very Short Introduction Ritchie Robertson covers the life and work of Johann Wolf...

Unabridged: 4 hr 26 min
Narrator: Nigel Patterson
Published: 06/28/2019
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Simply Beckett, Katherine Weiss

Simply Beckett

by Katherine Weiss

Rent: $5.99

Born in Dublin on Good Friday, Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) attended Trinity Coll...

Unabridged: 3 hr 55 min
Great Lives Series #22
Narrator: Lucy Waterhouse
Published: 09/22/2021
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Simply Proust, Jack Jordan

Simply Proust

by Jack Jordan

Rent: $5.99

Marcel Proust (1871-1922) was born in Paris during a time of great social and politi...

Unabridged: 4 hr 21 min
Great Lives Series #24
Narrator: Caroline Holmes
Published: 10/06/2021
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Of Solids and Surds Notes for Noel Sturgeon, Marilyn Hacker, Josh Lukin, Mia Wolff, Bill Stribling, and Bob White, Samuel R. Delany

Of Solids and Surds

by Samuel R. Delany

Rent: $8.46

In the fourth volume in the Why I Write series, the iconic Samuel Delany remembers fifty ...

Unabridged: 4 hr 3 min
The Why I Write Series #1
Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki
Published: 12/14/2021
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Literary Theory, Introbooks Team

Literary Theory

by Introbooks Team

Rent: $2.99

In the time span of last 30 or 40 years literary theory has been playing a central role i...

Unabridged: 39 min
Narrator: Andrea Giordani
Published: 04/22/2016
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Simply Faulkner, Philip Weinstein

Simply Faulkner

by Philip Weinstein

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Nobel Laureate and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner William Faulkner (1897–...

Unabridged: 3 hr 56 min
Great Lives Series #4
Narrator: Milton Bagby
Published: 07/27/2018
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'Membering, Austin Clarke

'Membering

by Austin Clarke

Rent: $0.99

2016 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature (Longlisted) 2016 RBC Taylor Prize (Longli...

Unabridged: 24 hr 26 min
Narrator: Nigel Shawn Willia...
Published: 09/08/2020
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George Bernard Shaw A Very Short Introduction, Christopher Wixson

George Bernard Shaw

by Christopher Wixson

Rent: $7.49

George Bernard Shaw has been called the second greatest playwright in English (after Will...

Unabridged: 4 hr 41 min
Narrator: Roger Clark
Published: 12/01/2020
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Emile Zola A Very Short Introduction, Brian Nelson

Emile Zola

by Brian Nelson

Rent: $7.49

Émile Zola was the leader of the literary movement known as 'naturalism' and is on...

Unabridged: 4 hr 11 min
Narrator: Derek Perkins
Published: 01/12/2021
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The Amateur Emigrant, Robert Louis Stevenson

The Amateur Emigrant

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Rent: $7.49

When Fanny Osbourne summoned from California her famous-he had already published Treasure...

Unabridged: 4 hr 30 min
Narrator: Donal Donnelly
Published: 01/14/2008
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All the Lives I Want Essays About My Best Friends Who Happen to Be Famous Strangers, Alana Massey

All the Lives I Want

by Alana Massey

Rent: $6.18

"Alana Massey's prose is to brutal honesty what a mandolin is to a butter knife: she's s...

Unabridged: 5 hr 42 min
Narrator: Alana Massey
Published: 02/07/2017
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Darwin – In a Nutshell, Peter Whitfield

Darwin – In a Nutshell

by Peter Whitfield

Rent: $5.99

Naxos AudioBooks launches a new 1 CD introductory series In a Nutshell with Darwin, marki...

Unabridged: 1 hr 14 min
Narrator: Peter Whitfield
Published: 02/02/2009
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Jane Austen: A Biography, Elizabeth Jenkins

Jane Austen: A Biography

by Elizabeth Jenkins

Rent: $6.99

This highly enjoyable account of the life of Jane Austen is regarded as the classic biogr...

Unabridged: 2 hr 30 min
Narrator: Teresa Gallagher
Published: 05/01/2000
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The Paris Husband How It Really Was Between Ernest and Hadley Hemingway, Scott Donaldson

The Paris Husband

by Scott Donaldson

Rent: $5.99

Ernest Hemingway was not only one of the most important 20th-century American writer...

Unabridged: 3 hr 30 min
Narrator: Milton Bagby
Published: 01/15/2019
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Simply Eliot, Joseph Maddrey

Simply Eliot

by Joseph Maddrey

Rent: $5.99

Though he was born in St. Louis, Missouri and attended Harvard University, at the age of ...

Unabridged: 3 hr 52 min
Great Lives Series #15
Narrator: Alex Lee
Published: 04/15/2019
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Simply Chekhov, Carol Apollonio

Simply Chekhov

by Carol Apollonio

Rent: $6.21

Born in the port city of Taganrog in southern Russia, Anton Chekhov (1860-1904)...

Unabridged: 5 hr 7 min
Great Lives Series #25
Narrator: Victoria Meakin
Published: 11/26/2021
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The Real Wizard of Oz The Life and Times of L. Frank Baum, Paul Brody

The Real Wizard of Oz

by Paul Brody

Rent: $3.46

??? You know his books, now discover his life ???For over 100 years, L. Frank B...

Unabridged: 1 hr 1 min
Bio Shorts #2
Narrator: Jason Sullivan
Published: 02/03/2021
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Ice Diaries An Antarctic Memoir, Jean McNeil

Ice Diaries

by Jean McNeil

Rent: $0.99

A decade ago, novelist and short story writer Jean McNeil spent a year as writer-in-resid...

Unabridged: 13 hr 27 min
Narrator: Bridget Wareham
Published: 08/29/2017
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Mark Twain Quotes, Biography, and Facts of a Genius Writer, Kelly Mass

Mark Twain

by Kelly Mass

Rent: $2.99

Mark Twain is arguably one of the most famous authors in the United States, with his book...

Unabridged: 59 min
Narrator: Chris Newman
Published: 01/18/2022