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The Secrets We Kept

111 ratings

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A HELLO SUNSHINE x REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK "This month for Reese’s Book Club, we are listening to The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott! Set during the Cold War, it tells the story of secretaries turned spies who are tasked with smuggling Doctor Zhivago out of the USSR and into the hands of Russian citizens. You’ll get to know Sally and Irina, two spies who risk it all for love and adventure." (Reese Witherspoon) A thrilling tale of secretaries turned spies, of love and duty, and of sacrifice - inspired by the true story of the CIA plot to infiltrate the hearts and minds of Soviet Russia, not with propaganda, but with the greatest love story of the 20th century: Doctor Zhivago. At the height of the Cold War, two secretaries are pulled out of the typing pool at the CIA and given the assignment of a lifetime. Their mission: to smuggle Doctor Zhivago out of the USSR, where no one dares publish it, and help Pasternak's magnum opus make its way into print around the world. Glamorous and sophisticated Sally Forrester is a seasoned spy who has honed her gift for deceit all over the world - using her magnetism and charm to pry secrets out of powerful men. Irina is a complete novice, and under Sally's tutelage quickly learns how to blend in, make drops, and invisibly ferry classified documents.  The Secrets We Kept combines a legendary literary love story - the decades-long affair between Pasternak and his mistress and muse, Olga Ivinskaya, who was sent to the Gulag and inspired Zhivago's heroine, Lara - with a narrative about two women empowered to lead lives of extraordinary intrigue and risk. From Pasternak's country estate outside Moscow to the brutalities of the Gulag, from Washington, DC to Paris and Milan, The Secrets We Kept captures a watershed moment in the history of literature - told with soaring emotional intensity and captivating historical detail. And at the center of this unforgettable debut is the powerful belief that a piece of art can change the world. This audiobook features performances by Mozhan Marno as Olga, Carlotta Brentan as Irina, Cynthia Farrell as Sally, Saskia Maarleveld as The Typists, Jonathan Davis as Boris, David Pittu as Sergio, and James Fouhey as Teddy.

©2019 Lara Prescott (P)2019 Random House Audio

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See Her Die

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Sheriff Bree Taggert is both hunter and hunted in #1 Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh’s blood-freezing thriller of murder, rage, and revenge. New sheriff Bree Taggert is called to a shooting in a campground shuttered for the winter. But she arrives to find a perplexing crime. There is no shooter, no victim, and no blood. No one but Bree believes the sole witness, Alyssa, a homeless teenager who insists she saw her friend shot.  Bree calls in former deputy Matt Flynn and his K-9 to track the killer and search for Alyssa’s friend. They discover the battered corpse of a missing university student under the ice in Grey Lake - but it’s not the victim they were looking for. When two more students go missing and additional bodies turn up, Bree must find the link between the victims. She knows only one thing for certain: the murders are fueled by rage. When Alyssa disappears, Bree must race against time to find her before her witness becomes another victim.

©2020 by Melinda Leigh. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
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Trust No One

3 ratings

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A surprising twist brings Amy and Dan back to New England for their first mission on U.S. soil since the beginning of the Clue hunt. But being close to home is anything but a comfort. The siblings have learned that there's a mole in the Cahill organization.... And the traitor is one of their closest confidantes. However, this betrayal is overshadowed when Amy and Dan make an even more devastating discovery: the truth about the Vespers' real plan. Burdened with this terrifying information, Amy and Dan are forced to ask an impossible question: Is it more important to save the hostages...or stop the Vespers? PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2012 Linda Sue Park (P)2012 Scholastic

Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
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The 39 Clues: Unstoppable, Book 3

1 rating

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The 39 Clues is unstoppable! The best-selling series returns with an adventure spanning four explosive volumes and a website that places listeners right in the action.

©2014 Natalie Standiford (P)2014 Scholastic Inc.

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The 39 Clues, Book 10

7 ratings

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Once Amy and Dan Cahill's choice was simple - take a million dollars or the first of 39 Clues that lead to the source of unimaginable power. Now it's clear that the hunt for Clues is bigger than anything that Amy and Dan could ever have imagined. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2010 Margaret Peterson Haddix (P)2010 Scholastic Audio

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39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers

6 ratings

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Amy and Dan find themselves in a new global race but this time, everything’s different. Those closest to them might be working for the enemy, and Amy and Dan are forced to ask themselves how far they’re willing to go to save the kidnapped Cahills. How much can you risk when there’s no one to trust? PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2011 Gordon Korman (P)2011 Scholastic Audio

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The 39 Clues, Book 1

25 ratings

Summary

What would happen if you discovered that your family was one of the most powerful in human history? What if you were told that the source of the family's power was hidden around the world, in the form of 39 Clues? What if you were given a choice - take a million dollars and walk away...or get the first Clue? If you're Amy and Dan Cahill, you take the Clue - and begin a very dangerous race. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2008 Rick Riordan (P)2008 Scholastic Inc.

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Rick Riordan
Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
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Rebirth

5 ratings

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From the author of the best-sellers Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It and Live Your Truth comes Rebirth, an inspiring novel about the magic that happens when you learn to follow your heart. After the death of his estranged father, Amit takes his parent's ashes to the Ganges to fulfill a deathbed promise. Instead of returning home, he wanders, his pain and grief leaving him confused about his future. Almost broke, unsure about his direction in life, and running from memories, he is led by fate to the Camino de Santiago, an ancient 550-mile pilgrimage route across northern Spain. Amit meets a variety of travelers on his journey. Some are lost and searching for answers. Others are doing their best to leave the past behind. And there are a few who walk to celebrate life. All have stories and lessons to share. Once a reluctant pilgrim, Amit realizes he cannot stop until he completes the journey. As a traveler tells him, "Once you start walking the Camino, the Camino becomes a part of you." With each step Amit is challenged to confront his fear of following in the footsteps of his father, the loss of a woman he may love after all, and the reality of an uncertain future. His month-long pilgrimage forces Amit to face life's big questions, and causes him to grow and embrace a new sense of purpose and being. Based on the author's experience of walking the legendary Camino de Santiago, and told in the tradition of Paulo Coelho and Mitch Albom, Rebirth is a beautiful fable about forgiveness, synchronicity, and the unexpected adventures that reveal who we are. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Kamal Ravikant (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Narrator: David Pittu
Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
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Cahills vs. Vespers, Book 6: Day of Doom

4 ratings

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International best seller David Baldacci pens the stunning conclusion to Cahills vs. Vespers! David Baldacci is the author of 23 books for adults, each of which has become both a national and international best seller. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2013 David Baldacci (P)2013 Scholastic Inc.

Narrator: David Pittu
Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
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Outbreak

1 rating

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Calling all Cahills! Announcing a 39 Clues Superspecial adventure - the gang is back, and called to investigate one of their own: Sinead Starling.

©2016 C. Alexander London (P)2016 Scholastic Inc.

Narrator: David Pittu
Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
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The 39 Clues, Book 6

5 ratings

Summary

A hint from their parents' past puts Amy and Dan on the trail of secrets their grandmother Grace would NEVER have wanted them to know. Awful memories begin to crowd in on Amy, just as her enemies circle closer. How far would she go to protect Dan? How much of a Cahill is she prepared to be? Perhaps Grace was right - some secrets are better left buried. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2009 Jude Watson (P)2009 Scholastic

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Jude Watson
Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
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The 39 Clues: Flashpoint

1 rating

Summary

The 39 Clues is unstoppable! The best-selling series returns with an adventure spanning four explosive books and a website that places listeners right in the action.

©2014 Gordon Korman (P)2014 Scholastic Inc.

Narrator: David Pittu
Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
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The Goldfinch

746 ratings

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Audie Award Winner, Solo Narration - Male, 2014 Audie Award Winner, Literary Fiction, 2014 The author of the classic best-sellers The Secret History and The Little Friend returns with a brilliant, highly anticipated new novel. Composed with the skills of a master, The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity. It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art. As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love - and at the center of a narrowing, ever-more-dangerous circle. The Goldfinch is a novel of shocking narrative energy and power. It combines unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and breathtaking suspense, while plumbing with a philosopher's calm the deepest mysteries of love, identity, and art. It is a beautiful, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate.

©2013 Donna Tartt (P)2013 Hachette Audio

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Donna Tartt
Length: 32 hrs and 24 mins
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Salvation of a Saint

5 ratings

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From the author of the internationally best-selling, award-winning The Devotion of Suspect X comes the latest novel featuring "Detective Galileo". In 2011, The Devotion of Suspect X was a hit with critics and listeners alike. The first major English language publication from the most popular best-selling writer in Japan, it was acclaimed as "stunning", "brilliant", and "ingenious". Now physics professor Manabu Yukawa - Detective Galileo - returns in a new case of impossible murder, where instincts clash with facts and theory with reality. Yoshitaka, who was about to leave his marriage and his wife, is poisoned by arsenic-laced coffee and dies. His wife, Ayane, is the logical suspect - except that she was hundreds of miles away when he was murdered. The lead detective, Tokyo Police Detective Kusanagi, is immediately smitten with her and refuses to believe that she could have had anything to do with the crime. His assistant, Kaoru Utsumi, however, is convinced Ayane is guilty. While Utsumi’s instincts tell her one thing, the facts of the case are another matter. So she does what her boss has done for years when stymied - she calls upon Professor Manabu Yukawa. But even the brilliant mind of Dr. Yukawa has trouble with this one, and he must somehow find a way to solve an impossible murder and capture a very real, very deadly murderer. Salvation for a Saint is Keigo Higashino at his mind-bending best, pitting emotion against fact in a beautifully plotted crime novel filled with twists and reverses that will astonish and surprise even the most attentive and jaded of listeners.

©2008 Keigo Higashino; Translation © 2012, Alexander O. Smith (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: David Pittu
Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
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Last Call

Summary

"In this astonishing and powerful work of nonfiction, Green meticulously reports on a series of baffling and brutal crimes targeting gay men. It is an investigation filled with twists and turns, but this is much more than a compelling true crime story. Green has shed light on those whose lives for too long have been forgotten, and rescued an important part of American history." (David Grann, number one New York Times best-selling author of Killers of the Flower Moon) *This program includes a bonus conversation with the author* The gripping true story, told here for the first time, of the Last Call Killer and the gay community of New York City that he preyed upon. The Townhouse Bar, midtown, July 1992: The piano player seems to know every song ever written, the crowd belts out the lyrics to their favorites, and a man standing nearby is drinking a Scotch and water. The man strikes the piano player as forgettable. He looks bland and inconspicuous. Not at all what you think a serial killer looks like. But that’s what he is, and tonight, he has his sights set on a gray-haired man. He will not be his first victim. Nor will he be his last. The Last Call Killer preyed upon gay men in New York in the ‘80s and ‘90s and had all the hallmarks of the most notorious serial killers. Yet because of the sexuality of his victims, the sky-high murder rates, and the AIDS epidemic, his murders have been almost entirely forgotten. This gripping true-crime narrative tells the story of the Last Call Killer and the decades-long chase to find him. And at the same time, it paints a portrait of his victims and a vibrant community navigating threat and resilience.  A Macmillan Audio production from Celadon Books

©2021 Elon Green (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Elon Green
Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
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The 39 Clues, Book 8: The Emperor's Code

7 ratings

Summary

As the race to find the 39 Clues builds to its explosive finish, Amy and Dan must steal a Clue guarded by thousands of the world's best soldiers. With their enemies closing in, the siblings are separated. Together, they almost have a chance, but alone.... Could the search for this Clue spell the end of Amy and Dan? PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2010 Gordon Korman (P)2010 Scholastic

Narrator: David Pittu
Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
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The 39 Clues, Book 2

9 ratings

Summary

The race is on to find 39 Clues that safeguard a great power, and 14-year old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, Dan, are shocked to find themselves in the lead. The search seems to be taking them to Vienna, and they hold a coded piece of Mozart's sheet music that's the key to finding the next Clue. But tailed by a pack of power-hungry relatives, Amy and Dan can't see if they are sailing toward victory - or straight into a deadly trap. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2008 Scholastic Inc. (P)2008 Scholastic Inc.

Narrator: David Pittu
Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
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The 39 Clues, Book 7

4 ratings

Summary

It's no longer a game. The body count is rising. Shaken by recent events, Amy and Dan flee to a distant land and trace the footsteps of their most formidable ancestor yet: a military leader of mythic proportions. Yet just as the siblings begin to master the art of ancient warfare, they confront a dangerous enemy that can't be felled with a sword: the truth. With the stakes higher than ever, Amy and Dan uncover something so devastating it changes everything - the secret of their family branch. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2010 Gordan Korman (P)2010 Scholastic

Narrator: David Pittu
Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
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The 39 Clues, Book 5

8 ratings

Summary

Governments were toppled and rulers were killed during the last attempt to find the lost treasure Amy and Dan Cahill are searching for - do they even stand a chance? PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2009 Patrick Carman (P)2009 Scholastic

Narrator: David Pittu
Length: 4 hrs
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Vespers Rising

8 ratings

Summary

Fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, Dan, thought they could return to their regular lives when they found the 39 Clues that safeguard their family’s great power. But they were wrong. Powerful enemies – the Vespers – have been waiting in the shadows. And they’ll stop at nothing to grab the Clues. Four powerhouse authors unite to expose the 500-year-old secret struggle between the Cahills and the Vespers. The Vespers are rising . . . and the world is in jeopardy. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2011 Rick Riordan (P)2011 Scholastic Audio

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Shatterproof

3 ratings

Summary

After pulling some spectacular heists, Amy and Dan have become two of Interpol's most wanted criminals. So when Vesper One orders them to steal the world's largest diamond, they know they're facing life in prison...or worse. But with the Cahill hostages still in peril, Amy and Dan have no choice but to launch a mission that leads them to an ancient city full of dangerous secrets. With a Vesper mole sabotaging the Madrigals from inside, Amy and Dan have to fulfill their enemy's request before it's too late. Vesper One has developed a taste for killing Cahills, and Amy and Dan aren't going to wait to see who's next.

©2012 Roland Smith (P)2012 Scholastic Audio

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Roland Smith
Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
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A King's Ransom

2 ratings

Summary

The Vespers have ordered Amy and Dan to find a legendary map that belonged to Marco Polo, and the hunt takes them to Eastern Europe where they make a terrifying discovery about one of their supposed “allies.” PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2011 Jude Watson (P)2011 Scholastic Audio

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Jude Watson
Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
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The 39 Clues

1 rating

Summary

Never turn your back on the Cahills.... The most powerful family history has ever known returns with a vengeance in The 39 Clues: Doublecross! Confidential until August 2015!

©2015 C. Alexander London (P)2015 Scholastic Inc.

Narrator: David Pittu
Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
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The Last Tourist

3 ratings

Summary

“Stunning.... Steinhauer reinforces his position at the top of the espionage genre.” (Publishers Weekly, starred review)  New York Times best-selling author Olen Steinhauer brings back Milo Weaver in a new novel, The Last Tourist. In Olen Steinhauer’s best seller An American Spy, reluctant CIA agent Milo Weaver thought he had finally put "Tourists" - CIA-trained assassins - to bed. A decade later, Milo is hiding out in Western Sahara when a young CIA analyst arrives to question him about a series of suspicious deaths and terrorist chatter linked to him. Their conversation is soon interrupted by a new breed of Tourists intent on killing them both, forcing them to run. As he tells his story, Milo is joined by colleagues and enemies from his long history in the world of intelligence, and the young analyst wonders what to believe. He wonders, too, if he’ll survive this encounter. After three stand-alone novels, Olen Steinhauer returns to the series that made him a New York Times best seller. A Macmillan Audio production from Minotaur Books  "Olen Steinhauer is one of the most talented of the new generation of spy writers. His characters are nuanced, his storylines rooted in today’s headlines but with added zing, like a burst of citrus in a dry Martini...the skill of Steinhauer’s writing makes this much more than a standard chase thriller." (Financial Times)

©2020 Olen Steinhauer (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: David Pittu
Length: 14 hrs
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The 39 Clues, Book 4

8 ratings

Summary

A Clue found in Book 3 sends Amy and Dan jetting off to find out just what's behind the fierce rivalry between the Tomas and Ekaterina branches of the Cahill family. Was a Clue stolen from the Tomas branch? Where is it now? And most important, can Amy and Dan get their hands on it before their rivals do? It's a wild race that will take Amy and Dan deep into the bowels of the earth... and right into the hands of the enemy. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2009 Jude Watson (P)2009 Scholastic

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Jude Watson
Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
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The 39 Clues, Book 3

2 ratings

Summary

There's only one rule in the race to find 39 Clues hidden around the world: Trust no one. But when the hunt leads 14-year-old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, Dan, to Japan, their only chance to find the third Clue seems to lie with their unreliable uncle, Alistair Oh. Will they be foolish enough to make an alliance? With a Clue on the line, Amy and Dan might not have a choice. But in the Cahill family, trusting your relatives can get you killed. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2009 Scholastic Inc. (P)2009 Scholastic Inc.

Narrator: David Pittu
Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
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The 39 Clues: Unstoppable

6 ratings

Summary

The Cahill family has a secret. For five hundred years, they have guarded the 39 Clues - thirty-nine ingredients in a serum that transforms whomever takes it into the most powerful person on earth. If the serum got into the wrong hands, the disaster would rock the world. So certain Cahills have always made it their mission to keep the serum safe, buried, locked away. Until now. Thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill and his older sister, Amy, are the latest guardians of the Clues. They think they've done everything right, but a tiny mistake leads to catastrophe. The serum is missing and Dan and Amy have to get it back and stop who stole it…before it's game over. For everyone.

©2013 Jude Watson (P)2013 Scholastic, Inc.

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Jude Watson
Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
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An American Spy

1 rating

Summary

In Olen Steinhauer’s best seller The Tourist, reluctant CIA agent Milo Weaver uncovered a conspiracy linking the Chinese government to the highest reaches of the American intelligence community, including his own Department of Tourism - the most clandestine department in the Company. The shocking blowback arrived in the Hammett Award-winning The Nearest Exit when the Department of Tourism was almost completely wiped out as the result of an even more insidious plot.  Following on the heels of these two spectacular novels comes An American Spy, Olen Steinhauer’s most stunning thriller yet. With only a handful of “tourists” - CIA-trained assassins - left, Weaver would like to move on and use this as an opportunity to regain a normal life, a life focused on his family. His former boss in the CIA, Alan Drummond, can’t let it go. When Alan uses one of Milo’s compromised aliases to travel to London and then disappears, calling all kinds of attention to his actions, Milo can’t help but go in search of him. Worse still, it's beginning to look as if Tourism's enemies are gearing up for a final, fatal blow.  With An American Spy, Olen Steinhauer, by far the best espionage writer in a generation, delivers a searing international thriller that will settle once and for all who is pulling the strings and who is being played.

©2012 Olen Steinhauer (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: David Pittu
Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
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The Marriage Plot

9 ratings

Summary

It’s the early 1980s—the country is in a deep recession, and life after college is harder than ever. In the cafés on College Hill, the wised-up kids are inhaling Derrida and listening to Talking Heads. But Madeleine Hanna, dutiful English major, is writing her senior thesis on Jane Austen and George Eliot, purveyors of the marriage plot that lies at the heart of the greatest English novels. As Madeleine tries to understand why “it became laughable to read writers like Cheever and Updike, who wrote about the suburbia Madeleine and most of her friends had grown up in, in favor of reading the Marquis de Sade, who wrote about deflowering virgins in 18th-century France,” real life, in the form of two very different guys, intervenes. Leonard Bankhead—charismatic loner, college Darwinist, and lost Portland boy—suddenly turns up in a semiotics seminar, and soon Madeleine finds herself in a highly charged erotic and intellectual relationship with him. At the same time, her old “friend” Mitchell Grammaticus—who’s been reading Christian mysticism and generally acting strange—resurfaces, obsessed with the idea that Madeleine is destined to be his mate. Over the next year, as the members of the triangle in this amazing, spellbinding novel graduate from college and enter the real world, events force them to reevaluate everything they learned in school. Leonard and Madeleine move to a biology Laboratory on Cape Cod, but can’t escape the secret responsible for Leonard’s seemingly inexhaustible energy and plunging moods. And Mitchell, traveling around the world to get Madeleine out of his mind, finds himself face-to-face with ultimate questions about the meaning of life, the existence of God, and the true nature of love. Are the great love stories of the 19th century dead? Or can there be a new story, written for today and alive to the realities of feminism, sexual freedom, prenups, and divorce? With devastating wit and an abiding understanding of and affection for his characters, Jeffrey Eugenides revives the motivating energies of the Novel, while creating a story so contemporary and fresh that it reads like the intimate journal of our own lives.

©2011 Jeffrey Eugenides (P)2011 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: David Pittu
Length: 15 hrs and 30 mins
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The Dead of Night

6 ratings

Summary

Amy and Dan have managed to rescue one of the Cahills kidnapped by the Vespers, but the remaining hostages are still in peril. Their search for the next ransom item leads Amy and Dan to Turkey and then to Italy where a visit to the site of an ancient disaster changes everything. The Vespers are far more dangerous than the siblings ever imagined and, even worse, it looks like they have an undercover mole posing as a Cahill. Amy and Dan have to face the biggest decision of their lives with nowhere to turn... and no one to trust. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2012 Peter Lerangis (P)2011 Scholastic Audio

Narrator: David Pittu
Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
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The Nearest Exit

1 rating

Summary

Milo Weaver has nowhere to turn but back to the CIA in Olen Steinhauer's brilliant follow-up to the New York Times best-selling espionage novel The Tourist. The Tourist, Steinhauer’s first contemporary novel after his award-winning historical series, was a runaway hit, spending three weeks on the New York Times best seller list and garnering rave reviews from critics. Now faced with the end of his quiet, settled life, reluctant spy Milo Weaver has no choice but to turn back to his old job as a “tourist”.  Before he can get back to the CIA’s dirty work, he has to prove his loyalty to his new bosses, who know little of Milo’s background and less about who is really pulling the strings in the government above the Department of Tourism - or in the outside world, which is beginning to believe the legend of its existence. Milo is suddenly in a dangerous position, between right and wrong, between powerful self-interested men, between patriots and traitors - especially as a man who has nothing left to lose.  “Milo Weaver, Steinhauer’s hero, is the opposite of Swagger and Reacher - he is conflicted and neurotic and hopelessly sentimental - but no less entertaining.” (Malcolm Gladwell, TheNewYorker.com) “Milo’s company is at least as valuable to the series’s appeal as is his flair for international trickery.” (Janet Maslin, The New York Times)

©2010 Third State, Inc. (P)2010 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: David Pittu
Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
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The 39 Clues: Unstoppable, Book 2

1 rating

Summary

As a member of the most powerful family history has ever known, 13-year-old Dan Cahill has been shot at, kidnapped, and even thrown into a pit with a deadly snake. He’s survived it all due to luck, smarts, and his older sister, Amy, who always sticks by his side. Now Dan and Amy are facing their greatest threat yet, an enemy who has found a way to use the source of the Cahill family power against them. To stop him, Dan and Amy must set out on a desperate mission that will take them from one of the world’s hottest regions all the way to the frozen blast of the Arctic Circle. But with the enemy closing in, Dan finds himself facing one terror he never imagined - being betrayed by his own sister.

©2014 Jeff Hirsch (P)2014 Scholastic Inc.

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Jeff Hirsch
Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
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Mission Hurricane

1 rating

Summary

The blockbuster series continues with a Cahill family member from the past bent on revenge! Who is the Outcast, and why is he threatening the lives of innocent people? Book 3 reveals a shocking secret that will send Amy and Dan - and the world - reeling.

©2016 Jenny Goebel (P)2016 Scholastic Inc.

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Jenny Goebel
Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
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Stranger Things: Darkness on the Edge of Town

3 ratings

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Chief Jim Hopper reveals long-awaited secrets to Eleven about his old life as a police detective in New York City, confronting his past before the events of the hit show Stranger Things.  Christmas, Hawkins, 1984. All Chief Jim Hopper wants is to enjoy a quiet first Christmas with Eleven, but his adopted daughter has other plans. Over Hopper’s protests, she pulls a cardboard box marked “New York” out of the basement - and the tough questions begin. Why did Hopper leave Hawkins all those years ago? What does “Vietnam” mean? And why has he never talked about New York?  Although he’d rather face a horde of demogorgons than talk about his own past, Hopper knows that he can’t deny the truth any longer. And so begins the story of the incident in New York - the last big case before everything changed.... Summer, New York City, 1977. Hopper is starting over after returning home from Vietnam. A young daughter, a caring wife, and a new beat as an NYPD detective make it easy to slip back into life as a civilian. But after shadowy federal agents suddenly show up and seize the files about a series of brutal, unsolved murders, Hopper takes matters into his own hands, risking everything to discover the truth.  Soon, Hopper is undercover among New York’s notorious street gangs. But just as he’s about to crack the case, a blackout rolls across the boroughs, plunging Hopper into a darkness deeper than any he’s faced before.

©2019 Adam Christopher (P)2019 Random House Audio

Narrator: David Pittu
Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
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Blood Canticle

11 ratings

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Anne Rice continues her astonishing Vampire Chronicles with the story of Lestat's passionate quest for redemption, goodness and the love of Rowan Mayfair. Here are all the brilliantly conceived principal characters that make up Anne Rice's world of vampires and witches: Mona Mayfair, who's come to Blackwood Farm to die and is, instead, brought into the realm of the undead; Rowan Mayfair, brilliant neurosurgeon and witch, who finds herself dangerously drawn to Lestat; her husband, Michael Curry, hero of the Mayfair Chronicles, who seeks Lestat's help with the temporary madness of his wife; Patsy, country-western singer, who returns to avenge her death at the hands of her son, Quinn Blackwood. And here is the spirit of Julien Mayfair, guardian of the family, determined to torment Lestat eternally for what he has done to Mona...the riddle of the five-thousand-year-old Taltos involving Mona's child...and, at the book's center, the Vampire Lestat, once the epitome of evil and now, following the transformation set in motion in Memnoch the Devil, struggling with his vampirism and yearning for goodness, purity, and love as he contends with ghosts, legends, secrets, and the mystery of Taltos, and as he wrestles with the face of his beloved Rowan Mayfair.

©2003 Anne O'Brien Rice (P)2003 Random House, Inc., Random House Audio, A Division of Random House, Inc.

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Anne Rice
Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
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My Lovely Wife

263 ratings

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Instant number-one international best seller USA Today best seller Edgar + ITW Thriller Award nominee for Best First Novel “Think: Dexter but sexier.” (theSkimm) “A dark and irresistible debut.” (People) “Will shock even the savviest suspense readers.” (Real Simple) Dexter meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith in this wildly compulsive debut thriller about a couple whose 15-year marriage has finally gotten too interesting....  Our love story is simple. I met a gorgeous woman. We fell in love. We had kids. We moved to the suburbs. We told each other our biggest dreams, and our darkest secrets. And then we got bored. We look like a normal couple. We're your neighbors, the parents of your kid's friend, the acquaintances you keep meaning to get dinner with. We all have our secrets to keeping a marriage alive. Ours just happens to be getting away with murder.

©2019 Samantha Downing (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Narrator: David Pittu
Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
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Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy: The Hutt Gambit

5 ratings

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Here is the second novel in the blockbuster trilogy that reveals the never-before-told story of the young Han Solo. Set before the Star Wars movie adventures, these books chronicle the coming-of-age of the galaxy's most famous con man, smuggler, and thief. Solo is now a fugitive from the Imperial Navy. But he has made a valuable friend in a former Wookiee slave named Chewbacca, who has sworn Han a life debt. Han will need all the help he can get. For the Ylesian Hutts have dispatched the dreaded bounty hunter Boba Fett to track down the man who already outsmarted them once. But Han and Chewie find themselves in even bigger trouble when they agree to lend their services to the crime lords Jiliac and Jabba the Hutt. Suddenly the two smugglers are thrust into the middle of a battle between the might of the Empire and the treachery of their outlaw allies - a battle where even victory means death!

©2000 Lucasfilm Ltd. and TM. (P)2000 Lucasfilm Ltd. and TM.

Narrator: David Pittu
Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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Blackwood Farm

13 ratings

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Welcome to Blackwood Farm: soaring white columns, spacious drawing rooms, sun-drenched gardens, and a dark strip of the dense Sugar Devil Swamp. This is the world of Quinn Blackwood, a brilliant young man haunted since birth by a mysterious doppelganger, a spirit known as Goblin, a spirit from a dream world that Quinn can't escape. When Quinn is made a vampire, his doppelganger becomes even more vampiric and terrifying than Quinn himself. As the novel moves backward and forward in time, from Quinn's boyhood on Blackwood Farm to present-day New Orleans, from ancient Athens to 19th-century Naples, Quinn seeks out the legendary Vampire Lestat in the hope of freeing himself from the specter that draws him inexorably back to Sugar Devil Swamp and the explosive secrets it holds. A story of youth and promise, of loss and the search for love, of secrets and destiny, Blackwood Farm is Anne Rice at her mesmerizing best.

©2002 Anne O'Brien Rice (P)2002 Random House Inc., Random House Audio, a Division of Random House Inc.

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Anne Rice
Length: 20 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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The Clasp

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Part comedy of manners, part treasure hunt, the first novel from the writer whom David Sedaris calls "perfectly, relentlessly funny". Kezia, Nathaniel, and Victor are reunited for the extravagant wedding of a college friend. Now at the tail end of their 20s, they arrive completely absorbed in their own lives - Kezia the second-in-command to a madwoman jewelry designer in Manhattan; Nathaniel the former literary cool kid, selling his wares in Hollywood; and the Eeyore-esque Victor, just fired from a middling search engine. They soon slip back into old roles: Victor loves Kezia. Kezia loves Nathaniel. Nathaniel loves Nathaniel. In the midst of all this semi-merriment, Victor passes out in the mother of the groom's bedroom. He wakes to her jovially slapping him across the face. Instead of a scolding, she offers Victor a story she's never even told her son, about a valuable necklace that disappeared during the Nazi occupation of France. And so a madcap adventure is set into motion, one that leads Victor, Kezia, and Nathaniel from Miami to New York and LA to Paris and across France, until they converge at the estate of Guy de Maupassant, author of the classic short story "The Necklace". Heartfelt, suspenseful, and told with Sloane Crosley's inimitable spark and wit, The Clasp is a story of friends struggling to fit together now that their lives haven't gone as planned, of how to separate the real from the fake. Such a task might be possible when it comes to precious stones, but is far more difficult to pull off with humans. Includes the short story "The Necklace", read by Barbara Rosenblat.

©2015 Sloane Crosley (P)2015 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: David Pittu
Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
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The 39 Clues, Book 9

8 ratings

Summary

On the hunt for the 39 Clues, Amy and Dan Cahill uncovered shocking information about their past - from what happened the night their parents died to the shattering discovery of their family branch. Will Book Nine be the end of Amy and Dan? Or just the end of everything they think they know? PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2010 Linda Sue Park (P)2010 Scholastic

Narrator: David Pittu
Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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The Secret Life of the American Musical

3 ratings

Summary

For almost a century, Americans have been losing their hearts and losing their minds in an insatiable love affair with the American musical. It often begins in actors and reaches its passionate zenith when it comes time for love, marriage, and children, who will start the cycle all over again. Americans love musicals. Americans invented musicals. Americans perfected musicals. But what, exactly, is a musical? In The Secret Life of the American Musical, Jack Viertel takes musicals apart, puts them back together, sings their praises, marvels at their unflagging inventiveness, and occasionally despairs over their more embarrassing shortcomings. In the process, he invites us to fall in love all over again by showing us how musicals happen, what makes them work, how they captivate audiences, and how one landmark show leads to the next - by design or by accident, by emulation or by rebellion - from Oklahoma! to Hamilton and onward.

©2016 Jack Viertel (P)2016 Tantor

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Jack Viertel
Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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Everything for a Dog

1 rating

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Bone and his sister, Squirrel, are stray dogs born in a shed. Left mother-less as puppies, the two dogs survive together for a while, but are soon wrenched apart, and Bone must now go on, alone. Charlie is a boy who has suffered a terrible loss. And, as he's healing with the help of his dog, another tragedy occurs. All Henry has wanted is a dog of his own, and now that his best friend has moved away, his parents still won't let him. Bone, Charlie, and Henry live very different lives, but their stories connect in surprising ways. Award-winning author Ann M. Martin has written a powerful, heartfelt novel that's perfect for anyone who has ever longed for a dog, or loved one.

©2009 Ann M. Martin (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: David Pittu
Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Mission Atomic

3 ratings

Summary

The thrilling conclusion to 39 Clues, Part VI: Doublecross. A Cahill family member from the past is bent on revenge! Confidential until July 2016!

©2016 Sarwat Chadda (P)2016 Scholastic Inc.

Narrator: David Pittu
Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
Available on Audible
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Zen Shorts

Summary

"Michael," said Karl. "There's a really big bear in the backyard." This is how three children meet Stillwater, a giant panda who moves into the neighborhood and tells amazing tales. To Addie, he tells a story about the value of material goods. To Michael, he pushes the boundaries of good and bad. And to Karl, he demonstrates what it means to hold on to frustration. With graceful art and simple stories that are filled with love and enlightenment, Jon Muth - and Stillwater the bear - present three ancient Zen tales that are sure to strike a chord in everyone they touch.

©2005 Jon J Muth (P)2010 Scholastic

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Jon J. Muth
Length: 15 mins
Available on Audible
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The Devotion of Suspect X

24 ratings

Summary

Yasuko Hanaoka is a divorced, single mother who thought she had finally escaped her abusive ex-husband Togashi. When he shows up one day to extort money from her, threatening both her and her teenaged daughter Misato, the situation quickly escalates into violence and Togashi ends up dead on her apartment floor. Overhearing the commotion, Yasuko’s next door neighbor, middle-aged high school mathematics teacher Ishigami, offers his help, disposing not only of the body but plotting the cover-up step-by-step. When the body turns up and is identified, Detective Kusanagi draws the case and Yasuko comes under suspicion. Kusanagi is unable to find any obvious holes in Yasuko’s manufactured alibi and yet is still sure that there’s something wrong. Kusanagi brings in Dr. Manabu Yukawa, a physicist and college friend who frequently consults with the police. Yukawa, known to the police by the nickname Professor Galileo, went to college with Ishigami. After meeting up with him again, Yukawa is convinced that Ishigami had something to do with the murder. What ensues is a high level battle of wits, as Ishigami tries to protect Yasuko by outmaneuvering and outthinking Yukawa, who faces his most clever and determined opponent yet.

©2005 Keigo Higashino (P)2010 Macmillan Audio. A Macmillan Audiobook from Minotaur Books

Narrator: David Pittu
Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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The House of Kennedy

22 ratings

Summary

Now with an all-new bonus chapter - in the best-selling The House of Kennedy, “James Patterson applies his writerly skills to real-life history...re-telling the political clan’s rise and fall and rise again (and fall again) with novelistic style” (People).   The Kennedys have always been a family of charismatic adventurers, raised to take risks and excel, living by the dual family mottos: "To whom much is given, much is expected" and "Win at all costs". And they do - but at a price.  Across decades and generations, the Kennedys have occupied a unique place in the American imagination: charmed, cursed, at once familiar and unknowable. The House of Kennedy is a revealing, fascinating account of America's most storied family, as told by America's most trusted storyteller. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 James Patterson (P)2020 Little, Brown & Company

Narrator: David Pittu
Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
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Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy: The Paradise Snare

8 ratings

Summary

He was a child without a past, a Corellian street urchin, abandoned, foraging for scraps of food, when the cruel Garris Shrike whisked him away to join a nomadic band of space-faring criminals. Now, years later, chafing under Shrike's sadistic tyranny, driven by dreams of adventure and glory, Han fights his way free. His goal: to become an Imperial Navy pilot. But first he needs hands-on experience flying spacecraft, and for that he takes a job on the planet Ylesia - a steaming world of religious fanaticism and alluring sensuality, where dreams are destroyed and escape is impossible.

©2000 Lucasfilm Ltd. and TM. (P)2000 Lucasfilm Ltd. and TM.

Narrator: David Pittu
Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
Available on Audible
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Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy: Rebel Dawn

2 ratings

Summary

Here is the explosive conclusion of the blockbuster trilogy that chronicles the never-before-told story of the young Han Solo. Set before the Star Wars movie adventures, these books chronicle the coming of age of the galaxy's most famous con man, smuggler, and thief. The Millennium Falcon is "the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy". So when Han Solo wins it in a game of sabacc, he and Chewbacca become kings of the smugglers: uncatchable, unstoppable. But with the Empire clamping down, Han knows his luck can't last. Still, when an old girlfriend who is now the leader of an insurgent Rebel group offers him a shot at an incredible fortune, Han can't resist. The plan seems a sure thing. The resistance will be light and the take enormous. Han and his friends will divide it equally with the Rebels. Too bad for Han that the planet Ylesia is far from a pushover, that the Rebels have an agenda of their own, and that smuggler friends can often turn into enemies...quicker than light speed.

©1998 Lucasfilm Ltd. and TM. (P)1998 Lucasfilm Ltd. and TM.

Narrator: David Pittu
Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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The 100-Year-Old Secret

Summary

Xena and Xander Holmes have just discovered they're related to Sherlock Holmes and have inherited his unsolved casebook! The siblings set out to solve the cases their famous ancestor couldn't, starting with the mystery of a prized painting that vanished more than a hundred years ago. Can two smart 21st-century kids succeed where Sherlock Holmes could not? Modern technology meets the classic detective story in this terrific new mystery series that will intrigue young sleuths everywhere!

©2008 Tracy Barrett (P)2008 Random House, Inc.

Narrator: David Pittu
Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
Available on Audible
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On Desperate Ground

4 ratings

Summary

"Superb... A masterpiece of thorough research, deft pacing and arresting detail... This war story - the fight to break out of a frozen hell near the Chosin Reservoir - has been told many times before. But Sides tells it exceedingly well, with fresh research, gritty scenes and cinematic sweep." (Washington Post) From the New York Times best-selling author of Ghost Soldiers and In the Kingdom of Ice, a chronicle of the extraordinary feats of heroism by Marines called on to do the impossible during the greatest battle of the Korean War.  On Oct. 15, 1950, General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander of UN troops in Korea, convinced President Harry Truman that the Communist forces of Kim Il-sung would be utterly defeated by Thanksgiving. The Chinese, he said with near certainty, would not intervene in the war.  As he was speaking, 300,000 Red Chinese soldiers began secretly crossing the Manchurian border. Led by some 20,000 men of the First Marine Division, the Americans moved deep into the snowy mountains of North Korea, toward the trap Mao had set for the vainglorious MacArthur along the frozen shores of the Chosin Reservoir. What followed was one of the most heroic - and harrowing - operations in American military history, and one of the classic battles of all time. Faced with probable annihilation, and temperatures plunging to 20 degrees below zero, the surrounded, and hugely outnumbered, marines fought through the enemy forces with ferocity, ingenuity, and nearly unimaginable courage as they marched their way to the sea.   Hampton Sides' superb account of this epic clash relies on years of archival research, unpublished letters, declassified documents, and interviews with scores of marines and Koreans who survived the siege. While expertly detailing the follies of the American leaders, On Desperate Ground is an immediate, grunt's-eye view of history, enthralling in its narrative pace and powerful in its portrayal of what ordinary men are capable of in the most extreme circumstances.   Hampton Sides has been hailed by critics as one of the best nonfiction writers of his generation. As the Miami Herald wrote, "Sides has a novelist's eye for the propulsive elements that lend momentum and dramatic pace to the best nonfiction narratives."

©2018 Hampton Sides (P)2018 Random House Audio

Narrator: David Pittu
Category: History, Military
Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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The Perricone Weight-Loss Diet

Summary

From #1 New York Times best-selling author Nicholas Perricone, respected physician, award-winning research scientist, and trusted expert on health and beauty, comes the biggest breakthrough in weight loss since Atkins. Millions of women and men have restored youthful radiance, smoothness, and suppleness to their skin through Dr. Nicholas Perricone's advice, care, and transformative eating plan, and all with the welcome yet unexpected benefit of losing excess weight along with the wrinkles! Building on this discovery, Dr. Perricone breaks new ground with his trademark anti-inflammatory program based on the foods, supplements, and lifestyle changes with the proven ability to accelerate fat loss by increasing metabolism and building and maintaining muscle mass. Consider this staggering fact: As we age, we can expect to gain 10 pounds of fat and lose five pounds of muscle each decade. In three easy steps, Dr. Perricone shows how to fight this weight gain and rebuild muscle mass, and avoid the haggard, aging, and drawn appearance that results from other weight-loss programs. Inside The Perricone Weight-Loss Diet discover: The rejuvenating and slimming secrets of the anti-inflammatory diet Which foods, supplements, and lifestyle changes enable us to lose fat while maintaining muscle How to control hormones such as insulin and cortisol to lose weight How to maintain youthful, firm, and radiantly toned skin on the face and body during weight loss As an added bonus, as you follow Dr. Perricone's program you'll sleep better, have more energy and less stress, and experience greater mental clarity without the food cravings. Lose the weight, the wrinkles, and the years!

©2005 Nicholas Perricone (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

Narrator: David Pittu
Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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Zen Ghosts

Summary

It's Halloween. The trees are ablaze in fiery reds. Excited children don colorful costumes. And there's mystery and fun around every corner! When Addy, Michael, and Karl finish trick-or-treating, their bags are brimming with treats. But the fun isn't over yet. Their good friend Stillwater the panda has one more special surprise in store for them. A mysterious visitor is about to tell them a spine-tingling story - one that will fill each and every listener with wonder.

©2005 Jon J. Muth (P)2012 Scholastic Audio

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Jon J. Muth
Length: 9 mins
Available on Audible
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A to Z Mysteries

Summary

Sun, sand - and sunken treasure? That's what Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose discover when they go on vacation to Florida. An old ship has been found off the coast, and it's full of gold! Two divers are collecting donations to bring up the loot. They're promising to share whatever they find - but is this too good to be true? It's up to Dink and his friends to get to the bottom of it!

©1999 Ron Roy (P)2003 Random House, Inc.

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Ron Roy
Length: 48 mins
Available on Audible
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The Forgetting Time

3 ratings

Summary

Noah wants to go home. A seemingly easy request from most four-year-olds. But as Noah's single mother, Janie, knows, nothing with Noah is ever easy. One day the preschool office calls and says Janie needs to come in to talk about Noah, and no, not later, now - and life as she knows it stops. For Jerome Anderson, life as he knows it has stopped. A deadly diagnosis has made him realize he is approaching the end of his life. His first thought - I'm not finished yet. Once a shining young star in academia, a graduate of Yale and Harvard, a professor of psychology, he threw it all away because of an obsession. Anderson became the laughing stock of his peers, but he didn't care - something had to be going on beyond what anyone could see or comprehend. He spent his life searching for that something else. And with Noah, he thinks he's found it. Soon Noah, Janie, and Anderson will find themselves knocking on the door of a mother whose son has been missing for eight years - and when that door opens, all of their questions will be answered. Sharon Guskin has written a captivating, thought-provoking novel that explores what we regret in the end of our lives and hope for in the beginning and everything in between. In equal parts a mystery and a testament to the profound connection between a child and parent, The Forgetting Time marks the debut of a major new talent. The program features an interview with the author.

©2016 Sharon Guskin (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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The Fifth Heart

2 ratings

Summary

In 1893 Sherlock Holmes and Henry James come to America together to solve the mystery of the 1885 death of Clover Adams, wife of the esteemed historian Henry Adams--a member of the Adams family that has given the United States two presidents. Clover's suicide appears to be more than it at first seemed; the suspected foul play may involve matters of national importance. Holmes is currently on his great hiatus--his three-year absence after Reichenbach Falls, during which time the people of London believe him to be deceased. Holmes has faked his own death because through his powers of ratiocination, the great detective has come to the conclusion that he is a fictional character. This leads to serious complications for James, for if his esteemed fellow investigator is merely a work of fiction, what does that make him? And what can the master storyteller do to fight against the sinister power--possibly named Moriarty--that may or may not be controlling them from the shadows?

©2015 Dan Simmons (P)2015 Hachette Audio

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Dan Simmons
Length: 23 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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A to Z Mysteries: The Canary Caper

Summary

C is for Canary... Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose get an urgent call from Mrs. Davis. Her canary is missing! The little bird has vanished without a trace, and he's not the only one. Two other pets are missing. The kids suspect a pet-napper, and now that Ruth Rose's cat, Tiger, has turned up missing too, it's become personal!

©1998 Ron Roy (P)2003 Random House, Inc.

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Ron Roy
Length: 53 mins
Available on Audible
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A to Z Mysteries: The School Skeleton

2 ratings

Summary

Some sneaky soul has stolen the skeleton from the nurse’s office! The principal promises free aquarium tickets to the savvy sleuths who can track down poor Mr. Bones. It’s up to Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose to follow the clues and put those old bones to rest.

©2003 Ron Roy (P)2010 Listening Library

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Ron Roy
Length: 1 hr and 1 min
Available on Audible
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A to Z Mysteries: The Invisible Island

Summary

Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z! Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over eight million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries have been hooking chapter book lovers on mysteries and books for years. Now this classic kid favorite is back with a bright new look! I is for Island.... It’s picnic time! Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose pack up a basket and wade out to Squall Island. Right away, they find a 100-dollar bill in the sand! But when they come back the next day, the entire island has mysteriously disappeared. What is the secret of Squall Island?

©1999 Ron Roy (P)2008 Listening Library

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Ron Roy
Length: 55 mins
Available on Audible
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What Have We Done

1 rating

Summary

From Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Wood, a battlefield view of moral injury, the signature wound of America's 21st-century wars. Most Americans are now familiar with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its prevalence among troops. In this groundbreaking new audiobook, David Wood examines the far more pervasive yet less understood experience of those we send to war: moral injury, the violation of our fundamental values of right and wrong that so often occurs in the impossible moral dilemmas of modern conflict. Featuring portraits of combat veterans and leading mental health researchers, along with Wood's personal observations of war and the young Americans deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, What Have We Done offers an unflinching look at war and those who volunteer for it: the thrill and pride of service and, too often, the scars of moral injury. Impeccably researched and deeply personal, What Have We Done is a compassionate, finely drawn study of modern war and those caught up in it. It is a call to acknowledge our newest generation of veterans by listening intently to them and absorbing their stories and, as new wars approach, to ponder the inevitable human costs of putting American boots on the ground.

©2016 David Wood (P)2016 Hachette Audio

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: David Wood
Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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A to Z Mysteries: Books K-N

4 ratings

Summary

K Is for Kidnapped! Someone has kidnapped the king and queen of Socotra. For safety's sake, their son is staying with Dink until they are safe. But then the prince is kidnapped, too! Can Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose unmask the royals' enemies before it's too late? Or is the royal family of Socotra gone forever? L Is for Lucky And that's just how Lucky O'Leary feels when the lottery ticket his grandfather sends him for Christmas turns out to be a million-dollar winner! But before Lucky can cash it in, someone sneaks into his house and steals it. Now it's up to Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose to track down the thief and return the ticket... before Lucky loses out. M Is for Mummy It's Mummy Monday at the museum, and Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are excited about the new Egyptian exhibit. It features a child mummy in an actual tomb! But then the mummy is stolen and the tomb robbed of its treasure. Can Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose unravel the mystery and return the mummy to its rightful resting place? N Is for Nugget Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are spending a week at a dude ranch. Everything is normal in a cowboy kind of way–until Josh finds a huge gold nugget! Just as they are deciding what to do with their newfound riches, the nugget disappears. Will the kids be able to track down the thief before it’s time to mosey on home?

©2012 Ron Roy (P)2012 Random House Audio

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Ron Roy
Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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A to Z Mysteries: The Absent Author

Summary

Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!     A is for Author... A famous writer is coming to Green Lawn! Dink rushes to the bookstore to meet his favorite author, Wallis Wallace, and get all his books signed. But the author never shows up! Where is Wallis Wallace? It’s up to Dink and his friends Josh and Ruth Rose to track him down.

©1997 Ron Roy (P)2003 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group.

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Ron Roy
Length: 55 mins
Available on Audible
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A to Z Mysteries: The Jaguar's Jewel

Summary

Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z! Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over eight million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries have been hooking chapter book lovers on mysteries and books for years. Now this classic kid favorite is back with a bright new look! J is for Jewel.... New York is the emerald city! Dink’s uncle’s museum there has a new treasure - a golden jaguar statue with an emerald between its paws. But someone swaps the jewel for a fake! Who stole the jaguar’s jewel? Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are sure to find out!

©1999 Ron Roy (P)2008 Listening Library

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Ron Roy
Length: 55 mins
Available on Audible
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The Gettysburg Address

Summary

It remains without question the most memorable and memorized speech in American history. On November 19, 1863, in 272 words delivered among the freshly dug graves of Union dead upon the country's bloodiest battlefield, Abraham Lincoln redefined American liberty and forever altered the course of the nation. This volume aims to place the Gettysburg Address in its full context, examining both its influences and impacts, and approaching it from a number of modern perspectives. Never before in one anthology has Lincoln's immortal address been viewed through such far-reaching lenses as emancipation, women's rights, immigrant rights, LGBT rights, and more. The scholarship included in this audiobook is new and exciting, with each of its 15 essays providing further meditation on major themes in the evolution of freedom and equality in America. Edited by filmmaker Sean Conant and with contributions from some of the country's leading scholars including Sean Wilentz, Craig L. Symonds, and Harold Holzer, this volume explores how in the century and a half since it was delivered, the Gettysburg Address has proven a seemingly inexhaustible source of somber reflection and soaring hope, and why its language continues to resonate with so many people seeking meaning for their own struggles and sacrifices. The full list of narrators includes: Dermot Mulroney, Neal McDonough, Jennifer Can Dyck, Tavia Gilbert, David Pittu, Robin Miles, Edoardo Ballerini, Jonathan Davis, Peter Ganim, Graeme Malcolm, Ellen Archer, Zach Gordon, and Stephen Lang.

©2015 Sean Conant (P)2015 Hachette Audio

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A to Z Mysteries: The Orange Outlaw

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Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are visiting Dink's Uncle Warren in New York City when several paintings are stolen from his apartment building. Do the kids have enough clues to catch this crafty - and hungry - crook?

©2010 Ron Roy (P)2010 Listening Library

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Ron Roy
Length: 52 mins
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A to Z Mysteries: The Bald Bandit

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Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!  B is for bandit.... There’s a bank robber in Green Lawn! A red-haired kid took a video of the crime, but nobody can find him. Without the video, will the robber go free? Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose must track down that kid - before the bandit does!

©1997 Ron Roy (P)2003 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group.

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Ron Roy
Length: 42 mins
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A to Z Mysteries

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Dink keeps getting envelopes in the mail addressed to "D. Duncan". But the letters inside all start with "Dear Doris" and don't make any sense! Josh and Ruth Rose think someone's playing a trick on Dink. But Dink is sure there's more to it than that, especially after Doris herself shows up and demands her letters!

©1998 Ron Roy (P)2003 Random House, Inc.

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Ron Roy
Length: 45 mins
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A to Z Mysteries: The White Wolf

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Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!  W is for wolf.... Where could those wolves be? When the kids visit the Maine wilderness, they spot a white mother wolf and her babies on a cliff. But soon after that, the pups are stolen! Can Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose sniff out the culprits?

©2011 Ron Roy (P)2011 Listening Library

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Ron Roy
Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
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A to Z Mysteries: The Panda Puzzle

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The town is building a new park for a panda and her baby. But as soon as the pandas arrive, the baby is stolen! All the panda-nappers want in return is a million dollars.... Can Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose collar the culprits before Green Lawn has to cough up the cash?

©2002 Ron Roy (P)2010 Listening Library

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Ron Roy
Length: 1 hr
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Generosity

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From the National Book Award-winning author of The Echo Maker, a playful and provocative novel about the discovery of the happiness gene. When Chicagoan Russell Stone finds himself teaching a Creative Nonfiction class, he encounters a young Algerian woman with a disturbingly luminous presence. Thassadit Amzwar's blissful exuberance both entrances and puzzles the melancholic Russell. How can this refugee from perpetual terror be so happy? Won't someone so open and alive come to serious harm?  Wondering how to protect her, Russell researches her war-torn country and skims through popular happiness manuals. Might her condition be hyperthymia? Hypomania? Russell's amateur inquiries lead him to college counselor Candace Weld, who also falls under Thassa's spell. Dubbed Miss Generosity by her classmates, Thassa's joyful personality comes to the attention of the notorious geneticist and advocate for genomic enhancement, Thomas Kurton, whose research leads him to announce the genotype for happiness. Russell and Candace, now lovers, fail to protect Thassa from the growing media circus. Thassa's congenital optimism is soon severely tested. Devoured by the public as a living prophecy, her genetic secret will transform both Russell and Kurton, as well as the country at large.  What will happen to life when science identifies the genetic basis of happiness? Who will own the patent? Do we dare revise our own temperaments? Funny, fast, and finally magical, Generosity celebrates both science and the freed imagination. In his most exuberant book yet, Richard Powers asks us to consider the big questions facing humankind as we begin to rewrite our own existence.

©2009 Richard Powers (P)2009 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: David Pittu
Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
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A to Z Mysteries

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Dink's favorite mystery writer, Wallis Wallace, has invited Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose for a sleepover - in a haunted castle! But as soon as the young detectives arrive, they start hearing screams behind the walls. Will they discover who - or what - is haunting Moose Manor?

©1998 Ron Roy (P)2003 Random House, Inc.

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Ron Roy
Length: 55 mins
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A to Z Mysteries: The Lucky Lottery

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L is for Lucky. . . . And that's just how Lucky O'Leary feels when the lottery ticket his grandfather sends him for Christmas turns out to be a million-dollar winner! But before Lucky can cash it in, someone sneaks into his house and steals it. Now it's up to Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose to track down the thief and return the ticket . . . before Lucky loses out!

©2010 Ron Roy (P)2010 Listening Library

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Ron Roy
Length: 57 mins
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Good Citizens Need Not Fear

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"Bright, funny, satirical and relevant.... A new talent to watch" (Margaret Atwood) "These immersive linked stories grapple with Ukrainian history through the waning years of the USSR and birth pangs of democracy.... Reva's characters spark off the page as they confront a brutal bureaucratic past with the only tool they possess - hope." (O, The Oprah Magazine) A brilliant and bitingly funny collection of stories united around a single crumbling apartment building in Ukraine. A bureaucratic glitch omits an entire building, along with its residents, from municipal records. So begins Reva's "darkly hilarious" (Anthony Doerr) intertwined narratives, nine stories that span the chaotic years leading up to and immediately following the fall of the Soviet Union. But even as the benighted denizens of 1933 Ivansk Street weather the official neglect of the increasingly powerless authorities, they devise ingenious ways to survive.  In "Bone Music", an agoraphobic recluse survives by selling contraband LPs, mapping the vinyl grooves of illegal Western records into stolen X-ray film. A delusional secret service agent in "Letter of Apology" becomes convinced he's being covertly recruited to guard Lenin's tomb, just as his parents, not seen since he was a small child, supposedly were. Weaving the narratives together is the unforgettable, chameleon-like Zaya: a cleft-lipped orphan in "Little Rabbit", a beauty-pageant crasher in "Miss USSR", a sadist-for-hire to the Eastern Bloc's newly minted oligarchs in "Homecoming".  Good Citizens Need Not Fear tacks from moments of intense paranoia to surprising tenderness and back again, exploring what it is to be an individual amid the roiling forces of history. Inspired by her and her family's own experiences in Ukraine, Reva brings the black absurdism of early Shteyngart and the sly interconnectedness of Anthony Marra's Tsar of Love and Techno to a "bang-on brilliant" (Miriam Toews) collection that is "fearless and thrilling" (Bret Anthony Johnston), and as clever as it is heartfelt. "You've never read anything like them" (Elizabeth McCracken)

©2020 Maria Reva (P)2020 Random House Audio

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A to Z Mysteries #17: The Quicksand Question

Summary

Everyone in Green Lawn is quaking about the ducks that keep crossing River Road. But just when the town raises enough cash to build a special duck bridge, the money is stolen! Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are on a quest to find the culprit.

©2002 Ron Roy (P)2010 Listening Library

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Ron Roy
Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
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A to Z Mysteries: The Kidnapped King

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K is for Kidnapped! Someone has kidnapped the king and queen of Socotra. For safety's sake, their son is staying with Dink until they are safe. But then the prince is kidnapped, too! Can Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose unmask the royals' enemies before it's too late? Or is the royal family of Socotra gone forever?

©2010 Ron Roy (P)2010 Listening Library

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Ron Roy
Length: 1 hr and 1 min
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A to Z Mysteries: The Ninth Nugget

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N is for Nugget... Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are spending a week at a dude ranch. Everything is normal in a cowboy kind of way - until Josh finds a huge gold nugget! Just as they are deciding what to do with their newfound riches, the nugget disappears. Will the kids be able to track down the thief before it's time to mosey on home?

©2010 Ron Roy (P)2010 Listening Library

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Ron Roy
Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
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A to Z Mysteries: The Talking T. Rex

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Meet Tyrone the Tyrannosaurus, Green Lawn’s newest–and biggest!–visitor. The kids’ old friend Jud Wheat is in town raising funds for a dinosaur museum. But after the show in Green Lawn, all Jud’s money disappears! Can Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose track down the cash?

©2003 Ron Roy (P)2010 Listening Library

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Ron Roy
Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
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A to Z Mysteries: The Vampire's Vacation

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When Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose follow a pale, dark-haired stranger into Ellie's Diner, he vanishes! But Ellie has a cut on her neck...or could it be a bite? Could there really be a vampire in Green Lawn? And could Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose be his next victims?

©2002 Ron Roy (P)2010 Listening Library

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Ron Roy
Length: 1 hr
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A to Z Mysteries: The Unwilling Umpire

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The whole town has turned out to watch the Green Lawn women challenge the men and to see Mr. Pocket's prized baseball collection. But sometime during the game, the balls are stolen! The police suspect the umpire of foul play. Can Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose prove he's innocent, or is it strike three for the Green Lawn ump?

©2004 Ron Roy (P)2010 Listening Library

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Ron Roy
Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
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A to Z Mysteries

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When Josh discovers a nest of young falcons in the forest, he, Dink, and Ruth Rose start visiting every day. But in the morning they find it empty! The kids discover a wounded falcon with its wing feathers clipped, and they know someone's up to no good. Can they figure out what's going on before it's too late to save the falcons?

©1998 Ron Roy (P)2003 Random House, Inc.

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Ron Roy
Length: 47 mins
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A to Z Mysteries: The Runaway Racehorse

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Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are excited to see Uncle Warren's new racehorse, Whirlaway, in action. But the night before the big race, the horse disappears! Can the kids figure it out or is Whirlaway out of the winner's circle for good?

©2002 Ron Roy (P)2010 Listening Library

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Ron Roy
Length: 57 mins
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A to Z Mysteries: The Missing Mummy

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M is for Mummy.... It's Mummy Monday at the museum, and Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are excited about the new Egyptian exhibit. It features a child mummy in an actual tomb! But then the mummy is stolen and the tomb robbed of its treasure. Can Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose unravel the mystery and return the mummy to its rightful resting place?

©2010 Ron Roy (P)2010 Listening Library

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Ron Roy
Length: 54 mins
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A to Z Mysteries: Books O-R

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The Orange Outlaw Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are visiting Dink’s Uncle Warren in New York City when several paintings are stolen from his apartment building. Do the kids have enough clues to catch this crafty—and hungry—crook? The Panda Puzzle The town is building a new park for a panda and her baby. But as soon as the pandas arrive, the baby is stolen! All the panda-nappers want in return is a million dollars.... Can Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose collar the culprits before Green Lawn has to cough upthe cash? The Quicksand Question Everyone in Green Lawn is quaking about the ducks that keep crossing River Road. But just when the town raises enough cash to build a special duck bridge, the money is stolen! Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are on a quest to find the culprit. The Runaway Racehorse Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are excited to see Uncle Warren’s new racehorse, Whirlaway, in action. But the night before the big race, the horse disappears! Can the kids figure it out–or is Whirlaway out of the winner’s circle for good?

©2012 Ron Roy (P)2012 Random House Audio

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Ron Roy
Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
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