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Babylon's Ashes

586 ratings

Summary

The sixth novel in James S. A. Corey's New York Times best-selling Expanse series - now a major television series from the Syfy. A revolution brewing for generations has begun in fire. It will end in blood. The Free Navy - a violent group of Belters in black-market military ships - has crippled the Earth and begun a campaign of piracy and violence among the outer planets. The colony ships heading for the thousand new worlds on the far side of the alien ring gates are easy prey, and no single navy remains strong enough to protect them. James Holden and his crew know the strengths and weaknesses of this new force better than anyone. Outnumbered and outgunned, the embattled remnants of the old political powers call on the Rocinante for a desperate mission to reach Medina Station at the heart of the gate network. But the new alliances are as flawed as the old, and the struggle for power has only just begun. As the chaos grows, an alien mystery deepens. Pirate fleets, mutiny, and betrayal may be the least of the Rocinante's problems. And in the uncanny spaces past the ring gates, the choices of a few damaged and desperate people may determine the fate of more than just humanity.

©2016 James S. A. Corey (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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Crystal Bowl Breathing

94 ratings

Summary

Jesse Israel was a successful music executive running his own label when debilitating anxiety and panic attacks forced him to step back and seek help. When he found meditation, it inspired him to switch gears in a big way. He founded The Big Quiet, a mass meditation movement that gathers thousands of people for large-scale moments of quiet around the world (including for Oprah’s 2020 Vision Tour with WW). In this meditation designed to help you sleep, Jesse guides you to synchronize your inhalations and exhalations to the deeply relaxing sounds of vibrating crystal bowls played by Jackie Cantwell to quiet your mind and body before bed. This title is part of a collection of audio experiences created to deliver your best sleep during this difficult time.  Jackie Cantwell: Crystal bowls

©2020 Audible Originals, LLC (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC

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The Bad Beginning, A Multi-Voice Recording

45 ratings

Summary

Like a car alarm, bagpipe music, or a doorbell ringing in the middle of the night, hearing this all-new audio edition of The Bad Beginning will only upset you. This unique multi-voice recording brings the first book in Lemony Snicket's alarming A Series of Unfortunate Events to such terrible life that no one should really have to experience it. Unless you have an ear for such ghastly details as a tragic fire, a nefarious villain, itchy clothing, and cold porridge for breakfast, all narrated in chilly detail by the distinguished, and disturbed, Tim Curry with a team of talented readers, you would be better off listening to something else.

©1999 Lemony Snicket (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Narrator: full cast, Tim Curry
Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
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Rama Revealed

26 ratings

Summary

Years after the appearance in the solar system of the immense, deserted spaceship, Rama, a second craft arrived, destined to become home for a group of human colonists. But now the colony has become a brutal dictatorship, terrorizing its own inhabitants. Nicole Wakefield, condemned to death for treason, has escaped to New York. There she is reunited with her husband, but pursuit is not far behind and they are forced to flee to the subterranean corridors of New York inhabited by the menacing octospiders. So begins the greatest adventure of the Rama cycle, a story of massive scope and extraordinary revelations. Arthur C. Clarke was born in Minehead in 1917. During the Second World War he served as an RAF radar instructor, rising to the rank of Flight-Lieutenant. After the war he won a BSc in physics and mathematics with first class honours from King's College, London. One of the most respected of all science-fiction writers, he also won Kalinga Prize, The Aviation Space-Writers Prize and The Westinghouse Science Writing Prize. He shared an OSCAR nomination with Stanley Kubrick for the screenplay of 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was based on his story, 'The Sentinel'. He lived in Sri Lanka from 1956 until his death in 2008.

©1993 Arthur C. Clarkes & Gentry Lee (P)2014 Audible Studios

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The Reptile Room

25 ratings

Summary

Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky. In the first two books alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, a lumpy bed, a deadly serpent, a large brass reading lamp, a long knife, and a terrible odor. In the tradition of great storytellers, from Dickens to Dahl, comes an exquisitely dark comedy that is both literary and irreverent, hilarious and deftly crafted. Never before has a tale of three likeable and unfortunate children been quite so enchanting, or quite so uproariously unhappy.

©1999 Lemony Snicket (P)2001 Random House, Inc.

Narrator: Tim Curry
Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
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The Confessions of St. Augustine

16 ratings

Summary

A story of spiritual awakening, The Confessions of St. Augustine is a fascinating look at the life of an eminent Christian thinker. Widely seen as one of the first Western autobiographies ever written, it chronicles the life and religious struggles of Augustine of Hippo, from his days as a self-confessed sinner to his acceptance of Christianity as an older adult. Along the way he unveils his theological questioning of human existence and the essence and nature of God while providing influential philosophical arguments on creation and time. Augustine's sincere and inquisitive attitude will inspire any listener, regardless of faith. Translated by R. S. Pine-Coffin.

Public Domain (P)2017 Naxos AudioBooks

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The End

15 ratings

Summary

Dear Listener, You are presumably looking here for clues to the shocking conclusion of this terminal audiobook, or the ending of the end. The end of the end is the best place to begin the end, because if you listen to the end from the beginning of the beginning of the end to the end of the end of the end, you will arrive at the end of the end of your rope. This audiobook is the last in A Series of Unfortunate Events, and even if you braved the previous 12 volumes, you probably can't stand such unpleasantries as a fearsome storm, a suspicious beverage, a herd of wild sheep, an enormous bird cage, and a truly haunting secret about the Baudelaire parents. It has been my solemn occupation to complete the history of the Baudelaire orphans, and at last I am finished. You likely have some other occupation, so if I were you, I would click away from this page at once, so the end does not finish you. With all due respect, Lemony Snicket

©2006 Lemony Snicket (P)2006 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Narrator: Tim Curry
Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
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The Wide Window

12 ratings

Summary

Now a Netflix Original Series Dear Listener, If you have not read anything about the Baudelaire orphans, then before you read even one more sentence, you should know this: Violet, Klaus, and Sunny are kindhearted and quick-witted, but their lives, I am sorry to say, are filled with bad luck and misery. All of the stories about these three children are unhappy and wretched, and this one may be the worst of them all. If you haven't got the stomach for a story that includes a hurricane, a signalling device, hungry leeches, cold cucumber soup, a horrible villain, and a doll named Pretty Penny, then this book will probably fill you with despair. I will continue to record these tragic tales, for that is what I do. You, however, should decide for yourself whether you can possibly endure this miserable story. With all due respect, Lemony Snicket

©2000 Lemony Snicket (P)2001, 2003 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Narrator: Lemony Snicket
Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
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The Miserable Mill

12 ratings

Summary

Dear Listener, I hope, for your sake, that you have not chosen to listen to this recording because you are in the mood for a pleasant experience. If this is the case, I advise you to put down this audio instantaneously, because of all the audios describing the unhappy lives of the Baudelaire orphans, The Miserable Mill might be the unhappiest yet. This recording, I'm sorry to inform you, contains such unpleasantries as a giant pincher machine, a bad casserole, a man with a cloud of smoke where his head should be, a hypnotist, a terrible accident resulting in injury, and coupons. I have promised to record the entire history of these three poor children, but you haven't, so if you prefer stories that are more heartwarming, please feel free to make another selection. With all due respect,Lemony Snicket

©2000 Lemony Snicket (P)2001, 2003 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Narrator: Lemony Snicket
Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
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The Hostile Hospital

11 ratings

Summary

Dear Listener, This audio is the only one which describes every last detail of the Baudelaire children's miserable stay at Heimlich Hospital, which makes it one of the most dreadful audios in the world. There are many pleasant things to listen to, but this audio contains not one of them. Within it are such burdensome details as a suspicious shopkeeper, unnecessary surgery, an intercom system, anesthesia, heart-shaped balloons, and some very startling news about a fire. Clearly you do not want to hear about such things. I have sworn to research this story, and to record it as best I can, so I should know that this audio is something best left on the ground, where you undoubtedly found it. With all due respect,Lemony Snicket

©2001 Lemony Snicket (P)2001, 2003 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Narrator: Tim Curry
Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
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The Ersatz Elevator

10 ratings

Summary

Dear Listener, Like the previous books in A Series of Unfortunate Events, there is nothing to be heard here but misery, despair, and discomfort, and you still have time to choose something else to listen to. Within the chapters of this story, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire encounter a darkened staircase, a red herring, some friends in a dire situation, three mysterious initials, a liar with an evil scheme, a secret passageway, and parsley soda. I have sworn to write down these tales of the Baudelaire orphans so the general public will know each terrible thing that has happened to them, but if you decide to listen to something else instead, you will save yourself from a heapful of horror and woe. With all due respect,Lemony Snicket

©2001 Lemony Snicket (P)2001, 2003 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Narrator: Tim Curry
Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
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The Slippery Slope

10 ratings

Summary

Dear Listener, Like handshakes or housepets, many things are preferable when not slippery. Unfortunately, in this miserable volume, I am afraid that Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire run into more than their fair share of slipperiness during their harrowing journey up, and down, a range of strange and distressing mountains. It would be best not to mention any of the unpleasant details of this story, particularly a secret message, a swarm of snow gnats, a scheming villain, a covered casserole dish, and a surprising survivor of a terrible fire. Unfortunately, I have dedicated my life to researching and recording the sad tale of the Baudelaire Orphans. There is no reason for you to dedicate yourself to such things, and you might instead dedicate yourself to letting this slippery audio slip from your hands into a nearby trash receptacle, or deep pit. With all due respect,Lemony Snicket

©2003 Lemony Snicket (P)2003 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Narrator: Tim Curry
Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
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The Grim Grotto

9 ratings

Summary

Dear Listener, Unless you are a slug, a sea anemone, or mildew, you probably prefer not to be damp. You might also prefer not to listen to this audiobook, in which the Baudelaire siblings descend into the depths of despair, underwater. The horrors they encounter are too numerous to list, and include mushrooms, a mechanical monster, a distressing message from a lost friend, and tap dancing. As a dedicated author who has pledged to keep recording the depressing story of the Baudelaires, I must continue to delve deep into the cavernous depths of the orphans' lives. You, on the other hand, may delve into some happier audiobook in order to keep your ears and your spirits from being dampened. With all due respect,Lemony Snicket

©2004 Lemony Snicket (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Narrator: Tim Curry
Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
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The Carnivorous Carnival

9 ratings

Summary

Dear Listener, The word "carnivorous", which appears in the title of this book, means "meat-eating", and once you have read such a bloodthirsty word, there is no reason to read any further. This carnivorous volume contains such a distressing story that consuming any of its contents would be far more stomach-turning than even the most imbalanced meal. It would be best if I didn't mention any of the unnerving ingredients of this story, particularly a confusing map, an ambidextrous person, an unruly crowd, a wooden plank, and Chabo the Wolf Baby. To avoid causing discomfort, your time might be better filled with something more palatable, such as eating your vegetables, or feeding them to someone else. With all due respect,Lemony Snicket

©2002 Lemony Snicket (P)2002, 2003 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Narrator: Tim Curry
Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
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The Vile Village

9 ratings

Summary

Dear Listener, Nobody in their right minds would listen to this particular book about the lives of Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire on purpose, because each dismal moment of their stay at the village of V.F.D. has been faithfully and dreadfully recorded on this program. I can think of no reason why anyone would want to listen to a book containing such unpleasant matter as migrating crows, an angry mob, a newspaper headline, the Duluxe Cell, and some very strange hats. It is my solemn and sacred occupation to research each detail of the Baudelaire children's lives and write them all down, but you may decide to do some other sacred and solemn thing, such as listening to another book instead. With all due respect,Lemony Snicket

©2001 Lemony Snicket (P)2001, 2003 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Narrator: Tim Curry
Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
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The Penultimate Peril

7 ratings

Summary

Lemony Snicket returns with the last book before the last book of his New York Times best-selling A Series of Unfortunate Events. After any harrowing struggle, it is nice to consider checking into a hotel for a rest. In fact, this might be just the break Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire could use after their wearying deep-sea adventure. A hotel can be a good choice for any family vacation. With so many floors, such a variety of rooms, and a curious array of guests, spending time in the safety of the right hotel can be the perfect learning environment for children of any age. A keen researcher like Klaus, an adept inventor like Violet, and a sharp-toothed culinary master like Sunny are all sure to find engaging diversions during their stay. Regardless of how they pass their time while at a hotel, the three siblings will be sure to take in all the interesting sights and sounds, and write them down, just in case this episode turns out to be the darkest yet in a series of unfortunate events.

©2005 Lemony Snicket (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Narrator: Tim Curry
Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
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The Austere Academy

7 ratings

Summary

Dear Listener, If you are looking for a story about cheerful youngsters spending a jolly time at boarding school, look elsewhere. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent and resourceful children, and you might expect that they would do very well at school. Don't. For the Baudelaires, school turns out to be another miserable episode in their unlucky lives. Truth be told, within the chapters that make up this dreadful story, the children will face snapping crabs, strict punishments, dripping fungus, comprehensive exams, violin recitals, S.O.R.E., and the metric system. It is my solemn duty to stay up all night reading my history of these three hapless youngsters into a microphone, but you may be more comfortable getting a good night's sleep. In that case, you should probably listen to something else. With all due respect,Lemony Snicket

©2001 Lemony Snicket (P)2001, 2003 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Narrator: Lemony Snicket
Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
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Who Could That Be At This Hour?

6 ratings

Summary

In a fading town, far from anyone he knew or trusted, a young Lemony Snicket began his apprenticeship in an organization nobody knows about. He began asking questions that shouldn't have been on his mind. In this title, he has written an account that should not be published and shouldn't be listened to. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2012 Lemony Snicket (P)2012 Audible Ltd

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Interview with Lemony Snicket (a.k.a. Daniel Handler)

5 ratings

Summary

Best-selling author Lemony Snicket (a.k.a. Daniel Handler) recently spoke with Beth Anderson, Audible's publisher, about A Series of Unfortunate Events. He talked about his experience narrating audiobooks, as well as his participation in the movie. You'll hear about his favorite authors and musicians and learn more about the Baudelaire orphans. Whether you are a die-hard fan or new to this fantastically grim and gripping series, this dire dialogue will make you marvelously miserable.

Producer: Kerry DonahueAssistant Producer: Diana KrawciwPost-Production Engineer: Gil Hova(P)2004 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Beth Anderson
Length: 24 mins
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File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents

2 ratings

Summary

Before the Baudelaires became orphans, before he encountered A Series of Unfortunate Events, even before the invention of Netflix, Lemony Snicket was a boy discovering the mysteries of the world. Match wits with Lemony Snicket to solve 13 mini-mysteries. Paintings have been falling off of walls, a loud and loyal dog has gone missing, a specter has been seen walking the pier at midnight - strange things are happening all over the town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea. Called upon to investigate 13 suspicious incidents, young Lemony Snicket collects clues, questions witnesses, and cracks every case.  Join the investigation and tackle the mysteries alongside Snicket, then turn to the back of the book to see the solution revealed. A delicious read that welcomes listeners into Lemony Snicket's world of deep mystery, mysterious depth, deductive reasoning, and reasonable deductions. 

©2014 Lemony Snicket (P)2014 Hachette Audio

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The Marked Orphan Bride and a Baby for the Brave Sheriff

Summary

Carla must find her courage to save a baby, but will she ever be safe?  Carla has known nothing but the orphanage for all her life. Derided because of the birthmark that covers half of her face, her only friend is Sally. When Sally dies in childbirth, she begs Carla to save her baby’s life. With Baby Marsha wrapped in her arms, Carla runs for their lives, making the long walk to the next town, Carrick Plains. There she finds comfort and help in a way she never expected. Soon she begins to relax, but Sheriff Bud Jeffries is curious about this newcomer.  Carla is scared; she knows that her marked face makes her stand out. The father of baby Marsha has a lot to lose, and he is still searching for the child who could destroy him.  Bud cannot get Carla out of his mind; as he gets to know her, love begins to form, but in trying to help her, he makes a deadly mistake.  Danger has found Carla, and she knows that once again, she must run to save the baby.  Will Bud accept his love and save her from the terror stalking her and the baby before it’s too late? Can Bud and Carla find love against the odds? Find out in The Marked Orphan Bride and a Baby for the Brave Sheriff. A best-selling historical Western novel guaranteed to make you fall in love.

©2020 Indiana Wake (P)2020 Indiana Wake

Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
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Swarm of Bees

Summary

From the best-selling author of The Dark comes another book that takes on an intense childhood emotion - this time, anger - in a rollicking, kid-friendly way. Whether you're a kid or a bee, sometimes you feel so mad, you buzz around looking for people to sting and trouble to make. See how one boy, a swarm of bees, and a whole town can get riled up and then find a way to feel better through the comfort of unconditional love and community.  Not since David Shannon's No, David! have listeners been given the pleasure of witnessing such uproariously terrible behavior, unbridled emotion, and ultimately, such comfort.

©2019 Lemony Snicket (P)2019 Hachette Audio

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13 Words

Summary

13 Words:1. Bird2. Despondent3. Cake4. Dog5. Busy6. Convertible7. Goat8. Hat9. Haberdashery10. Scarlet11. Baby12. Panache13. Mezzo-Soprano

©2010 Lemony Snicket (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers

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