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    • Wild

    • By: Cheryl Strayed
    • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an 1100-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe and built her back up again. At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. After her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than an idea: vague, outlandish, and full of promise.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Up there with into the wild.

    • By Luke on 30-01-2015

    Non-member price: $30.74

    • In the Darkroom

    • By: Susan Faludi
    • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
    • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    When feminist writer Susan Faludi learned that her 76-year-old father - long estranged and living in Hungary - had undergone sex reassignment surgery, that investigation would turn personal and urgent. How was this new parent who claimed to be 'a complete woman now' connect to the silent, explosive and ultimately violent father that she had known, the photographer who'd built his career on the alteration of images? Faludi chases that mystery into the recesses of her suburban childhood and her father's many previous incarnations.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Struggled to finish

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-10-2016

    Non-member price: $22.62

    • The Dawn Watch

    • Joseph Conrad in a Global World
    • By: Maya Jasanoff
    • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Migration, terrorism, the tensions between global capitalism and nationalism, the promise and peril of a technological and communications revolution: these forces shaped the life and work of Joseph Conrad at the dawn of the 20th century. In this brilliant new interpretation of one of the great voices in modern literature, Maya Jasanoff reveals Conrad as a prophet of globalization as we recognize it today.

    Non-member price: $20.28

    • Birds Art Life Death

    • A Field Guide to the Small and Significant
    • By: Kyo Maclear
    • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    In 2012 Kyo Maclear met a musician with a passion for birds. Curious about what had prompted a young urban artist to suddenly embrace nature, she decided to follow him for a year to find out.

    Observing two artists through seasonal shifts and migrations, Birds Art Life Death celebrates the particular madness of chasing after birds in a big city and explores what happens when the principles of birdwatching are applied to other aspects of art and life.

    Non-member price: $12.48

    • One Child

    • By: Torey Hayden, Kati Nicholl (abridged by)
    • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
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    Six-year-old Sheila was abandoned by her mother on a highway when she was four. A survivor of horrific abuse, she never spoke, never cried, and was placed in a class for severely retarded children after committing an atrocious act of violence against another child. Everyone thought Sheila was beyond salvation - except her teacher, Torey Hayden. With patience, skill, and abiding love, she fought long and hard to release a haunted little girl from her secret nightmare.

    Non-member price: $11.97

    • When in French: Love in a Second Language

    • Love in a Second Language
    • By: Lauren Collins
    • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After a lifetime spent living firmly in English, Lauren Collins finds herself adrift in French-speaking Geneva. Having fallen in love with Olivier, a Frenchman, Lauren wakes up one day to the realisation that she is living in a community where she cannot speak the language and that she is married to a man whose name she doesn't dare speak in public, for fear of mispronunciation. A New Yorker journalist skilled at making a living through her writing, Lauren is suddenly no longer able to communicate with the local shop owners, let alone her in-laws.

    Non-member price: $17.97

    • Eleanor Roosevelt, Fighter for Justice

    • Her Impact on the Civil Rights Movement, the White House, and the World
    • By: Ilene Cooper
    • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Eleanor Roosevelt, Fighter for Justice shows young listeners how the former First Lady evolved from a poor little rich girl to a protector and advocate for those without a voice. Although now seen as a cultural icon, she was a woman deeply insecure about her looks and her role in the world. But by recognizing her fears and constantly striving to overcome her prejudices, she used her proximity to presidents and her own power to aid in the fight for Civil Rights and other important causes. This biography gives listeners a fresh perspective on her extraordinary life. 

    Non-member price: $48.75

    • Investigating Mr Thomas: A Play about Dylan Thomas

    • By: Rob Gittins, Richard Elfyn
    • Narrated by: Genevieve Adam, Laurel Lefkow, Rhys Parry Jones, and others
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Original Recording
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    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation on the writer and poet Dylan Thomas. Based on a true story, Rob Gittins's play draws on archive material.When 'Time' magazine printed a warts-and-all article about Dylan Thomas in 1953, the poet sued them for libel. Needing to gather more evidence, the magazine hired a private detective to shadow Thomas in New York.

    Non-member price: $11.99