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  • John Gardner

    World renowned critic John Gardner has received prestigious awards for his wide range of literary achievements including short stories, novels, and essays. When he turns his talents to retelling Beowulf, the earliest epic in British literature, the result is a work that combines extensive knowledge with a marvelous strain of pure fun. In Gardner's version of the epic, instead of lauding the helmeted hero, Beowulf, the spotlight shines on Grendel, a beast whose grotesque body and blood thirst condemn him to the life of an outlaw. Grendel is a horrible monster. He greedily gobbles up warriors in the Danish mead hall guarded by Beowulf. But within Grendel lurks a soul that delights in dark...read more

  • Kevin J. Anderson

    An explosive new science fiction series by New York Times best-selling author Kevin J. Anderson, Hidden Empire is the first volume in The Saga of the Seven Suns, modeled after the Star Wars and X-Files universes. Anderson has become the foremost science fiction writer of the century, bringing to life vivid characters and worlds that delight his fans across the galaxy. The Klikiss, a now-extinct alien civilization, left behind vast technological information that has been discovered by two xenoarchaeologists. One discovery, a device that converts gas planets into life-giving suns is quickly put to the test with unimaginable results. Arising out of the test is a new alien species that...read more

  • Thomas H. Cook

    Thomas H. Cook has twice won Edgar Awards for his finely crafted psychological thrillers, and Breakheart Hill was named the single best mystery novel of the 1990s by the founder of The Mysterious Press. The Interrogation is a desperate race against time and a gripping journey into the darkest corners of the human soul. One day in 1952, the strangled body of 10-year-old Cathy Lake is discovered in a public park. A homeless suspect, Albert Jay Smalls, is arrested and held for interrogation. Now, Officers Norman Cohen and Jack Pierce have only 24 hours to make the sullen young man talk before he's released. How far are they willing to push him to get a confession? As the two policemen gather...read more

  • Robert Clark

    Praised by Publisher's Weekly as one of the best debut books of the year, Robert Clark's evocative novel is a moving tale of a middle-aged man's hard-fought struggle with his conscience and his closest family relationships. In the Deep Midwinter portrays a midwestern man caught in the shifting values and lifestyles of the post World War II era. Richard MacEwan has the best of all lives-a successful law practice, a beautiful wife, an intelligent daughter, and a lively grandson on whom he dotes. But when his brother James dies suddenly in a hunting accident, Richard begins to uncover truths that shake the foundation of his life and those closest to him. With elegant lyricism, Robert Clark...read more

  • Marcel Proust

    -Includes an exclusive interview with Mary Ann Caws, Distinguished Professor of English, French, and Comparative Literature at CUNY Swann's Way is the first and best-known part of Proust's monumental work, Remembrance of Things Past. Often compared to a symphony, this complex masterpiece is ideally suited for audio. Listening lets you appreciate anew the incredible beauty of Proust's language and the uniqueness of his style. The novel's narrator, Marcel, finds the true meaning of experience in memories stimulated by some random object or event. He recalls his childhood, and eventually reconstructs the story of Monsieur Swann and his passion for Odette, a beautiful, but socially inferior...read more

  • Mike Blakely

    A once-booming riverboat community, Port Caddo is a now struggling Texas town due to the emergence of the railroad. A series of incidents leads to the discovery of the first fresh water pearl, and the town is rejuvinated. Mike Blakely transports listeners to a time filled with hope in a lost little town. George Guidall's lively narration captures every nuance of this masterfully crafted...read more

  • Louis Begley

    Best-selling author Louis Begley created a beguiling icon of middle age in About Schmidt. Recently widowed, pushed into retirement by his law firm, at odds with his family, Albert Schmidt captivated readers with his cautious courage. Now he is facing ever mounting challenges of life, love, and age. Schmidt is happy living with his affectionate young girlfriend, Carrie. His grumpy daughter, on the other hand, seems to want only money from him. What really disturbs Schmidt, however, is the growing attention of his neighbor, the exotic Michael Mansour. Wealthy and persistent, Mansour seems determined to draw Schmidt into his lavish personal and financial affairs. Louis Begley's aim is perfect...read more

  • William W. Johnstone

    USA Today best-selling author William Johnstone has millions of copies of his smash hit Mountain Man series in print,including Warpath of the Mountain Man. Making his way through California with his faithful companion, Dog, Frank Morgan joins a family traveling south to start a new life. Everything changes when a vicious pack of outlaws raids their party, stealing the women and nearly killing Frank. He knows Val Dooley's gang is behind the kidnappings, and he vows revenge. Audie winner George Guidall's narration perfectly complements this tale of hot lead and...read more

  • Scott Spencer

    Scott Spencer receives critical acclaim for his provocative, literate works like Men In Black, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Spencer's cinematic eye for detail and his powerful language are fully evident in Waking the Dead, where he weaves a tantalizing story of desire, morality, and truth. Fielding Pierce is a rising young Chicago attorney who has been offered a seat in Congress. But even in the midst of the demanding campaign, Pierce still mourns the loss of his love, Sarah. Five years ago, in an attempt to provide sanctuary for refugees, she was apparently killed by a car bomb. As Pierce becomes immersed in the world of politics, he begins to suspect that Sarah is...read more

  • Elmer Kelton

    Six-time winner of the Golden Spur Award, Elmer Kelton crafts stories that carry listeners into some of the most vivid years of the American West. Texas Rifles is an action-filled tale of courage in the face of divided loyalties. In 1861, men are enlisting in the Texas Mounted Rifles to keep the land free from Indian raids. There are larger conflicts, however. Texas has seceeded from the union while war brews between the North and the South. Sam Houston Cloud has just joined the Texas Rifles. But he is deeply disturbed by the suffering he sees on all sides: White and Indian, Texan and immigrant. Elmer Kelton has an amazing talent for sweeping away stereotypes and filling his novels with...read more

  • David Ball

    After four trips to the Sahara and extensive historical research, David Ball crafted this sweeping adventure novel spanning two continents and 15 years. Set against a backdrop of the crumbling French Empire's attempts to colonize the Sahara Desert, Empires of Sand follows the lives of two cousins who are raised as brothers but destined to become enemies. It is 1870, and France is at war with Prussia. The son of a French count and a Saharan noblewoman, Moussa has been born to privilege. His cousin Paul will be an Army Officer like his father. For two young boys, the siege of Paris is merely another grand adventure. But as tensions rise, the French become more and more suspicious of...read more

  • Bernard Cornwell

    Best-selling author Bernard Cornwell received national acclaim for the historical drama of his Civil War series, the Starbuck Chronicles, which includes Rebel, Copperhead, and Battle Flag. Now, in Stonehenge, he creates a dramatic saga of one of greatest wonders of the ancient world. Four thousand years ago, three brothers grow up in a land that is now Britain. One becomes a warrior, ruthless in his pursuit of gold and power. One is a mystic who sees visions of the future and hears the gods speak to him. Between them stands Sagan, the gentle brother who will dedicate his life to building a temple he hopes will bring health and peace to the land. As the giant stones are moved into their...read more

  • Thomas H. Cook

    Thomas H. Cook's mesmerizing novels have attracted many Edgar Award nominations, and his Chatham School Affair won the Edgar Award for Best Novel. Filled with the haunting characters that have become Cook's trademark, Instruments of Night creates a fusion between past and present that is unique and chilling. Author Paul Graves has achieved modest popularity for a crime series that pits a perceptive detective against his nemesis, a mastermind of evil. What readers don't know, however, is that writing provides Paul's only release from the horrors of his memory. Now, as he is hired to pen the ending to an unsolved murder case, Paul begins to find the border between the mystery and his own past...read more

  • Herbert Lieberman

    Herbert Lieberman has attracted a dedicated and enthusiastic audience with his best-selling thrillers. In The Girl With the Botticelli Eyes, he combines a tantalizing romance, a ruthless struggle for power in the art world, and a villain reminiscent of The Silence of the Lambs. Michael Manship, the curator of the Metropolitan Museum in New York, is trying to locate the final drawings for a show that will be the crowning jewel of his career: a complete collection of Botticelli's work. Arranging the festivities for the opening night, he locates a lovely young woman who is a direct descendent of the classic Primavera model. But as Manship puts the finishing touches on the exhibit, a madman...read more

  • Barbara Sofer

    Packed with drama and suspense, journalist Barbara Sofer's debut thriller is so timely it could be featured on the evening news. Two American-born woman living in Israel-one Jewish, the other Arab-are enmeshed in a violent conflict that threatens their national loyalties and personal values. After she defeats a terrorist single-handedly in Jerusalem, biologist Deborah Stern receives unwanted publicity from television reports. Suddenly she is running for her life from raving Arab fanatics-while the Israeli General Security Service ruthlessly pressures her to work in a dangerous undercover assignment. Reluctantly giving in to Israeli demands, Deborah agrees to gather intelligence. Soon she...read more

  • Ryne Douglas Pearson

    Ryne Douglas Pearson has been compared to both Thomas Harris and James Patterson. In Top Ten he delves into the heart and mind of a tormented man who becomes the terrifying killer known as Michaelangelo. Michaelangelo believes himself to be an artist of unparalleled vision. He stages elaborate murders and sends pictures of his 'work' to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. During an attack at a post office, he sees that he is number 10 on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted poster. Enraged, he decides to take his 'art' in a new direction. He will become number one by killing everyone else on the list. When up-and-coming FBI agent Ariel Grace is assigned to the task force, she discovers that number five is...read more

  • Philip Kerr

    Philip Kerr has won widespread critical acclaim for this imaginative reworking of the mythology surrounding the John F. Kennedy assassination. The Shot offers fresh twists and turns while capturing the colorful and turbulent America of 1960. Tom Jefferson is a hitman--and a good one. He's just taken down a former Nazi from 150 yards away. His talent is noticed by the Mob, which is fresh off rigging the presidential election for Kennedy. Tom accepts a contract to eliminate Fidel Castro, which would open Cuba to organized crime. But when he uncovers stunning information about the new president, Tom drops Castro from his agenda and fixes his crosshairs on Kennedy instead. Now the very people...read more

  • Patrick Robinson

    Patrick Robinson burst on the scene with his gripping naval technothriller, the New York Times best-selling Nimitz Class, then did it again with Kilo Class. His explosive HMS Unseen portrays the world in crisis as a dangerous terrorist pits nation against nation to promote his own chilling agenda. While on a training mission, the British submarine HMS Unseen mysteriously disappears. A year later three planes are shot from the sky - one of them carrying the Vice President of the United States. As wily US Security Advisor Arnold Morgan scrambles to prevent international turmoil, he suspects the lost sub has been modified to carry anti-aircraft weapons. Morgan knows only one person who could...read more

  • Stanley Elkin

    Stanley Elkin's The Living End is a marvelously funny novel about life and death, heaven and hell. In it, the National Book Award-winning author sets into motion a divine comedy that will have you chuckling at his wry visions of celestial affairs. Ellerbee, the unassuming owner of a small liquor store, is fatally shot in a holdup. First, the Angel of Death ushers him into a wondrous heaven, but St. Peter has other, more infernal plans for this hero. After his transfer, Ellerbee discovers that hell is a busy place. Even God pays an occasional visit there. But the pep talks God delivers to its tormented residents aren't anything like what he gave to Job. Veteran narrator George Guidall...read more

  • Paul Fleischman

    Winner of the Newbery Medal, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and a Publishers Weekly Best book of 1993, Bull Run has become a modern classic of historical fiction for young adults. In this brilliant narrative, Fleischman re-creates the first great battle of the Civil War from the points of view of sixteen different participants. Through an unflinching narrative of the battle of Bull Run, human faces begin to emerge from the faded pages of history. Read by a varied cast of narrators, the characters on both sides spring to vivid life as they share their feelings as the battle of Bull Run rages around them. Intimate and instructive, this recording is a tour de force that will please parents...read more