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    • Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays

    • By: Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
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    In these 13 essays and one remarkable extended interview, the man widely regarded as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein returns to reveal an amazing array of possibilities for understanding our universe. Building on his earlier work, Hawking discusses imaginary time, how black holes can give birth to baby universes, and scientists’ efforts to find a complete unified theory that would predict everything in the universe.

    Non-member price: $30.86

    • Wasted

    • By: Marya Hornbacher
    • Narrated by: Marya Hornbacher
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
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    Precociously intelligent, imaginative, energetic, and ambitious, Marya Hornbacher grew up in a comfortable middle-class American home. At the age of 5, she returned home from ballet class one day, put on an enormous sweater, curled up on her bed, and cried because she thought she was fat. By age 9, she was secretly bulimic, throwing up at home after school, while watching Brady Bunch reruns on television and munching Fritos. She added anorexia to her repertoire a few years later and took great pride in her ability to starve. Marya's story gathers intensity with each passing year. By the time she is in college and working for a wire news service in Washington D.C., she is in the grip of a bout of anorexia so horrifying that it will forever put to rest the romance of wasting away. Down to 52 pounds and counting, Marya becomes a battlefield: her powerful death instinct at war with the will to live. Why would a talented young girl go through the looking glass and slip into a netherworld where up is down, food is greed, and death is honor? Why enter into a love affair with hunger, drugs, sex, and death? Marya Hornbacher sustained both anorexia and bulimia through 5 lengthy hospitalizations, endless therapy, the loss of family, friends, jobs, and ultimately, any sense of what it means to be "normal." In this vivid, emotionally wrenching memoir, she recreates the experience and illuminates the tangle of personal, family, and cultural causes underlying eating disorders.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully well-written

    • By Rachel on 15-07-2015

    Non-member price: $29.19

    • Neither Here Nor There

    • Travels in Europe
    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
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    You'll stop at Europe's most diverting and historic locales and view the Old World through Bryson's tourist eye view in this affectionate, blisteringly insightful, and riotously funny pilgrimage from the frozen wastes of Scandinavia to the chaotic tumult of Istanbul.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Travel with Humour

    • By P on 06-02-2015

    Non-member price: $31.15

    • Fraud

    • By: David Rakoff
    • Narrated by: David Rakoff
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
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    The wry and the heartfelt join in David Rakoff's prose to resurrect that most neglected of literary virtues: wit. As he finds himself in all the far-flung hinterlands of our culture, this fish out of water winds up satirizing himself more than his subject matter, to hilarious effect.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating. Hilarious.Utterly brilliant wordsmith

    • By Amazon Customer on 19-10-2015

    Non-member price: $29.19

    • I Rant, Therefore I Am

    • By: Dennis Miller
    • Narrated by: Dennis Miller
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
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    Grammy Nominee for Best Spoken Comedy Album
    Once again there's good news for those of us who rage at the evening news, shake our heads at Washington's business-as-usual, or watch as politicians carom helplessly between political crises and sex scandals: Dennis Miller is back performing his fourth installment of hilarious observations, I Rant, Therefore I Am. More from Miller.

    Non-member price: $17.56

    • Daughter of the Queen of Sheba

    • By: Jacki Lyden
    • Narrated by: Jacki Lyden
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
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    As an adult, National Public Radio foreign correspondent Jacki Lyden has spent her life on the front lines of some of the world's most dangerous war zones. As a child, she lived in a war zone of a different kind. Her mother, Dolores, suffered from what is now called manic depression. In her manic phases, Dolores became Marie Antoinette or the Queen of Sheba, exotically delusional, yet to young Jacki also transcendent, even inspiring. In time, Jacki grew to accept, even relish, Dolores' bizarre episodes, marveling at her mother's creative energy and using it to fuel her own. 

    Non-member price: $25.63

    • Papa Bravo Romeo

    • By: Wynn Goldsmith
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
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    A river rat's graphic harrowing account of fighting in the Viet Cong-infested Mekong Delta.

    Non-member price: $10.14

    • Ranting Again

    • By: Dennis Miller
    • Narrated by: Dennis Miller
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
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    Dennis Miller is back, and he is Ranting Again in this hilarious compendium of wit, wisdom, and righteous outrage. This is good news for all of us who fume at the country's lack of common sense, and seethe at the absurdity of the daily headlines. Setting his sights higher and wider than ever before, Dennis Miller is at the top of his game in a biting and rowdy performance that unleashes his unique brand of scathing wit on anything and everything.

    Non-member price: $19.25

    • Married to Laughter

    • By: Jerry Stiller
    • Narrated by: Jerry Stiller
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
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    Married to Laughter is a great love story about Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, two people who found their place in show business without ever losing sight of each other.

    Non-member price: $26.61

    • Babyhood

    • By: Paul Reiser
    • Narrated by: Paul Reiser
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "If I have only one audiobook to buy, shouldn't I go for the helpful one?" Let's compare. Those "know-it-all" books tell you how to have a happy, healthy pregnancy. My book mentions a squirrel. Those books tell you how to care for a newborn child. My book describes how tired I am. Those books give you essential information you can use in a life-threatening emergency. My book has some very amusing anecdotes about poop. So really, it's up to you.

    Non-member price: $28.91

    • LRRP Company Command

    • The Cav's LRP / Rangers in Vietnam, 1968 - 1969
    • By: Kregg P.J. Jorgenson
    • Narrated by: Don Leslie
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
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    The new commander of the Company E, 52d Infantry LRRPs, Capt. George Paccerelli, was tough, but the men's new AO was brutal. Former LRRP Kregg Jorgenson provides a gripping account of ordinary men with extraordinary courage and heroism.

    Non-member price: $13.86

    • Death in the Jungle

    • By: Gary R. Smith, Alan Maki
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
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    A swamp warrior who served five tours in Vietnam tells it like it was in Death in the Jungle.

    Non-member price: $11.50

    • The Coalwood Way

    • A Memoir
    • By: Homer Hickam
    • Narrated by: David Lansbury
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
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    From Homer Hickam, retired NASA engineer and the author of Rocket Boys and Back to the Moon, comes this touching memoir of life in a mining town in 1950s West Virginia.

    Non-member price: $28.91

    • The Rants

    • By: Dennis Miller
    • Narrated by: Dennis Miller
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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    Dennis Miller is here, folks, and he takes no prisoners. Miller's monologues are funny and angry. They shatter the conventions of comedy by simultaneously making us laugh, think, and seethe. Here at last is a collection of 35 of Miller's favorite invigorating and thought-provoking rants, showcasing his singular point of view. Of course, they're just his opinions. He could be wrong.

    Non-member price: $19.25

    • Diary of an Airborne Ranger

    • An LRRP's Year in the Combat Zone
    • By: Frank Johnson
    • Narrated by: Don Leslie
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
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    When Frank Johnson arrived in Vietnam in 1969, he was 19, a young soldier untested in combat like thousands of others - but with two important differences: Johnson volunteered for the elite L. Company Rangers of the 101st Airborne Division, a long range reconnaissance patrol (LRRP) unit, and he kept a secret diary, a practice forbidden by the military to protect the security of LRRP operations.

    Non-member price: $13.86

    • Rants Redux

    • By: Dennis Miller
    • Narrated by: Dennis Miller
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mothers, immigration, marriage, parenthood, sports, political correctness, and our general attitudes toward each other - all are equally worthy of Dennis Miller's close inspection and ridicule. What's really going on in this country? Ask Dennis Miller. Or don't ask. He'll tell you anyway.

    Non-member price: $19.25

    • What Falls Away

    • By: Mia Farrow
    • Narrated by: Mia Farrow
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Told with grace and deep understanding, as well as humor, Mia Farrow's exquisitely written memoir goes beneath the surface of her amazing life, with all its drama, success, and pain, and exposes the inner workings of a mind and spirit for whom truth, compassion, and faith are essential.

    Non-member price: $30.86