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    • Midnight in Chernobyl

    • The Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster
    • By: Adam Higginbotham
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
    • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Early in the morning of April 26, 1986, Reactor Number Four of the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station exploded, triggering history’s worst nuclear disaster. In the 30 years since then, Chernobyl has become lodged in the collective nightmares of the world: shorthand for the spectral horrors of radiation poisoning, for a dangerous technology slipping its leash, for ecological fragility and for what can happen when a dishonest and careless state endangers not only its own citizens but all of humanity.

    Non-member price: $36.45

    • Energy

    • A Human History
    • By: Richard Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Through an unforgettable cast of characters, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes explains how wood gave way to coal and coal made room for oil, as we now turn to natural gas, nuclear power, and renewable energy. Rhodes looks back on five centuries of progress, through such influential figures as Queen Elizabeth I, King James I, Benjamin Franklin, Herman Melville, John D. Rockefeller, and Henry Ford. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book but please spare us the accents!

    • By Pierz Newton-John on 12-07-2018

    Non-member price: $31.58

    • The Tangled Tree

    • A Radical New History of Life
    • By: David Quammen
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the mid-1970s, scientists began using DNA sequences to reexamine the history of all life. Perhaps the most startling discovery to come out of this new field is horizontal gene transfer (HGT), or the movement of genes across species lines. For instance, we now know that roughly eight percent of the human genome arrived not through traditional inheritance from directly ancestral forms, but sideways by viral infection - a type of HGT. In The Tangled Tree David Quammen chronicles these discoveries through the lives of the researchers who made them.

    Non-member price: $31.58

    • Under the Lights

    • Field Party, Book 2
    • By: Abbi Glines
    • Narrated by: Jeremy York, Rebekkah Ross, Jacques Roy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    High school quarterback and town golden boy Brady used to be the best of friends with Willa - she even had a crush on him when they were kids. But that's all changed now: Her life choices have made her a different person from the girl he used to know. Gunner used to be friends with Willa and Brady, too. He, too, is larger than life and a high school football star - not to mention that his family basically owns the town of Lawton. He loves his life and doesn't care about anyone except himself. But Willa is the exception.

    Non-member price: $24.90

    • Players

    • By: Don DeLillo
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this remarkable novel of menace and mystery, Pammy and Lyle Wynant are an attractive, modern couple who seem to have it all. Yet behind their 'ideal' life is a lingering boredom and quiet desperation: their talk is mostly chatter, their sex life more a matter of obligatory "satisfaction" than pleasure. And still they remain untouched, 'players' indifferent to the violence that surrounds them - and that they have helped to create. 

    Non-member price: $25.82

    • The Tangled Tree

    • A Radical New History of Life
    • By: David Quammen
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Our understanding of the ‘tree of life’, with powerful implications for human genetics, human health and our own human nature, has recently completely changed. This book is about a new method of telling the story of life on earth - through molecular phylogenetics. It involves a fairly simple method - the reading of the deep history of life by looking at the variation in protein molecules found in living organisms. For instance, we now know that roughly eight percent of the human genome arrived not through traditional inheritance from directly ancestral forms, but sideways by viral infection.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating!

    • By Annalie on 09-10-2018

    Non-member price: $22.03

    • A Course Called Scotland

    • Searching the Home of Golf for the Secret to Its Game
    • By: Tom Coyne
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For much of his adult life, best-selling author Tom Coyne has been chasing a golf ball around the globe. Then one day a friend suggested he attempt to play every links course in Scotland, and qualify for the greatest championship in golf. The result is A Course Called Scotland, a hilarious golf and travel adventure throughout the birthplace of the sport and home to some of the oldest and most beloved courses in the world. With his signature blend of storytelling, humor, history, and insight, Coyne weaves together his journey with compelling threads of golf history....

    Non-member price: $31.58

    • Tear Me Apart

    • By: J. T. Ellison
    • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky, Rebekkah Ross, Jacques Roy, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Competitive skier Mindy Wright is a superstar in the making until a spectacular downhill crash threatens not just her racing career but her life. During surgery, doctors discover she’s suffering from a severe form of leukemia, and a stem cell transplant is her only hope. But when her parents are tested, a frightening truth emerges. Mindy is not their daughter. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story

    • By Amazon Customer on 30-01-2019

    Non-member price: $44.49

    • The Lost Property Office

    • Section 13, Book 1
    • By: James R. Hannibal
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Thirteen-year-old Jack Buckles is great at finding things. Not just a missing glove or the other sock but things normal people have long given up on ever seeing again. If only he could find his father, who has disappeared in London without a trace. But Jack's father was not who he claimed to be. It turns out that he was a member of a secret society of detectives that has served the crown for centuries - and membership into the Lost Property Office is Jack's inheritance.

    Non-member price: $23.68

    • A Book About Love

    • By: Jonah Lehrer
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Weaving together scientific studies from clinical psychologists, longitudinal studies of health and happiness, historical accounts and literary depictions, child-rearing manuals, and the language of online dating sites, Jonah Lehrer's A Book About Love plumbs the most mysterious, most formative, most important impulse governing our lives.

    Non-member price: $24.90

    • The Stowaway

    • A Young Man's Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica
    • By: Laurie Gwen Shapiro
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It was 1928: a time of illicit booze, of Gatsby and Babe Ruth, of freewheeling fun. The Great War was over, and American optimism was higher than the stock market. What better moment to launch an expedition to Antarctica, the planet's final frontier? The night before the expedition's flagship launched, Billy Gawronski - a skinny, first-generation New York City high schooler desperate to escape a dreary future in the family upholstery business - jumped into the Hudson River and snuck aboard. Could he get away with it?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • 3 hours in - no story yet.

    • By Lisa on 30-01-2018

    Non-member price: $24.90

    • Girl in Snow

    • By: Danya Kukafka
    • Narrated by: Candace Thaxton, Jacques Roy, Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
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    Who are you when no one is watching? When beloved high school student Lucinda Hayes is found murdered, no-one in her sleepy Colorado suburb is untouched - not the boy who loved her too much; not the girl who wanted her perfect life; not the police officer assigned to investigate. In the aftermath of the tragedy, these three indelible characters - Cameron, Jade, and Russ - must each confront their darkest secrets in an effort to find solace, the truth, or both.

    Non-member price: $29.96

    • Raven Rock

    • The Story of the U.S. Government's Secret Plan to Save Itself - While the Rest of Us Die
    • By: Garrett M. Graff
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
    • Length: 18 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A fresh window on American history: the eye-opening truth about the government's secret plans to survive a catastrophic attack on US soil, even if the rest of us die - a road map that spans from the dawn of the nuclear age to today.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Technically interesting

    • By Chris Taylor on 31-07-2017
    • The Story of the U.S. Government's Secret Plan to Save Itself - While the Rest of Us Die
    • By: Garrett M. Graff
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
    • Length: 18 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 02-05-2017
    • 4 out of 5 stars 9 ratings

    Non-member price: $34.60

    • Traffick

    • By: Ellen Hopkins
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Madeleine Maby, Rebekkah Ross, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
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    In her best-selling novel, Tricks, Ellen Hopkins introduced us to five memorable characters tackling enormous questions: Eden, the preacher's daughter who turns tricks in Vegas and is helped into a child prostitution rescue; Seth, the gay farm boy disowned by his father who finds himself without money or resources other than his own body; Whitney, the privileged kid coaxed into the life by a pimp and whose dreams are ruined in a heroin haze.

    Non-member price: $24.66

    • Great Jones Street

    • By: Don DeLillo
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Bucky Wunderlick is a rock and roll star. Dissatisfied with a life that has brought fame and fortune, he suddenly decides he no longer wants to be a commodity. He leaves his band midtour and holes up in a dingy, unfurnished apartment in Great Jones Street. Unfortunately, his disappearing act only succeeds in inflaming interest....

    Non-member price: $32.95

    • The Grandmaster

    • Magnus Carlsen and the Match That Made Chess Great Again
    • By: Brin-Jonathan Butler
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Author Brin-Jonathan Butler was granted unique access to the two-and-half-week tournament (the World Chess Championship) and watched every move. In The Grandmaster, he aims to do for Magnus Carlsen what Norman Mailer did for Muhammed Ali in The Fight, John McPhee did for Arthur Ashe in Levels of the Game, and David Foster Wallace did for Roger Federer in his famous New York Times Magazine profile. Butler captures one of the world’s greatest sportsmen at the height of his powers and attempts to decipher the secret to that greatness.  

    Non-member price: $23.68

    • The Diplomat's Daughter

    • A Novel
    • By: Karin Tanabe
    • Narrated by: Joy Osmanski, Corey Brill, Jacques Roy
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
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    During the turbulent months following the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor, 21-year-old Emi Kato, the daughter of a Japanese diplomat, is locked behind barbed wire in a Texas internment camp. She feels hopeless until she meets handsome young Christian Lange, whose German-born parents were wrongfully arrested for un-American activities. Together they live as prisoners with thousands of other German and Japanese families but discover that love can bloom in even the bleakest circumstances.

    Non-member price: $33.21

    • The Names

    • By: Don DeLillo
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Don DeLillo's seventh novel is an exotic thriller. Set mostly in Greece, it concerns a mysterious 'language cult' seemingly behind a number of unexplained murders. Obsessed by news of this ritualistic violence, an American risk analyst is drawn to search for an explanation. We follow his progress on an obsessive journey that begins to take over his life and the lives of those closest to him.

    Non-member price: $32.95

    • The Evangelicals

    • The Struggle to Shape America
    • By: Frances FitzGerald
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
    • Length: 25 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This groundbreaking book from Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Frances FitzGerald is the first to tell the powerful, dramatic story of the Evangelical movement in America - from the Puritan era to the 2016 presidential election. Evangelicals have, in many ways, defined the nation. They have shaped our culture and our politics. Frances FitzGerald's narrative of this distinctively American movement is a major work of history, piecing together the centuries-long story for the first time.

    Non-member price: $55.35

    • Ratner's Star

    • By: Don DeLillo
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
    • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Billy Twillig, a genius adolescent, wins the first Nobel Prize ever to be given in mathematics, he is recruited to live and work in the company of 30 Nobel laureates in obscurity underground. There, away from the rest of the world, this panel of estranged, demented and lovable scientists work together on a secret scientific project: deciphering a mysterious transmission received from outer space, from just near Ratner's Star.

    Non-member price: $34.34

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