Searching for: "Kate Reading"

  • Robyn Bennis

    'The audiobook was [a] great listen because of the superb narration. As always, Kate Reading nailed the performance, her voice being the perfect match for Josette's poise and strength.' - The BiblioSanctum Robyn Bennis' THE GUNS ABOVE is an adventurous military fantasy debut about a nation's first female airship captain. They say it's not the fall that kills you. For Josette Dupre, the Corps' first female airship captain, it might just be a bullet in the back. On top of patrolling the front lines, she must also contend with a crew who doubts her expertise, a new airship that is an untested deathtrap, and the foppish aristocrat Lord Bernat, a gambler and shameless flirt with the...read more

  • Carrie Kabak

    Get ready to cheer for Kate Cadogan, a fortysomething woman who has spent her life trying to please her husband, her son, her mother, and her father without a moment's thought to her own needs. Until one day, when a series of events causes her to slip back in time… For the first time Kate sees her life clearly–her dreams of becoming a caterer; the delicate yet combustible relationship she shares with her mother; and the unflagging support of her two best friends. Kate finds the courage to make a break and, energized by her newfound freedom, she creates a life all her own. Buoyant and deeply moving, Cover the Butter proves that starting over has nothing to do with age...read more

  • Patricia Cornwell

    From the world's #1 bestselling crime writer comes the extraordinary new Kay Scarpetta novel. It is the week before Christmas. A tanking economy has prompted Dr. Kay Scarpetta-despite her busy schedule and her continuing work as the senior forensic analyst for CNN- to offer her services pro bono to New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. In no time at all, her increased visibility seems to precipitate a string of unexpected and unsettling events. She is asked live on the air about the sensational case of Hannah Starr, who has vanished and is presumed dead. Moments later during the same telecast, she receives a startling call-in from a former psychiatric patient of Benton...read more

  • Kate Forsyth

    From internationally bestselling author Kate Forsyth comes ahistorical novel that gorgeously interweaves the Rapunzel fairy tale with thetrue life story of French novelist Charlotte-Rose de Caumont de la Force. Charlotte-Rose has been banished from the courtof Versailles by the Sun King, Louis XIV, after a series of scandalous loveaffairs. She is comforted by an old nun, Sister Seraphina, who tells her the taleof a young girl who, a hundred years earlier, was sold by her parents for ahandful of bitter greens. After Margherita's father steals from the walled garden ofthe courtesan Selena Leonelli, he is threatened with having both hands cut offunless he and his wife give away their little...read more

  • Kate Forsyth

    One of six sisters, Dortchen Wild lives in the smallGerman kingdom of Hesse-Cassel in the early nineteenth century. She findsherself irresistibly drawn to the boy next door, the handsome but very poorfairy-tale scholar Wilhelm Grimm. It is a time of tyranny and terror. NapoleonBonaparte wants to conquer all Europe, and Hesse-Cassel is one of the firstkingdoms to fall. Forced to live under oppressive French rule, Wilhelm and hisbrothers quietly rebel by preserving old, half-forgotten tales that had oncebeen told by firesides of houses grand and small all over the land. As Dortchen tells Wilhelm some of the most powerfuland compelling stories in what will one day become his and Jacob's...read more

  • Robert Jordan

    'These veteran narrators keep the plot moving and the narration fresh' — AudioFile Magazine This program is read by Audie Award-winning narrators Michael Kramer and Kate Reading, and includes a bonus interview with the author. Soon to be an original series starring Rosamund Pike as Moiraine! The first novel in Robert Jordan's #1 New York Times bestselling epic fantasy series, The Wheel of Time®. The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. When The Two Rivers is...read more

  • Jeanne Kalogridis

    Catherine de Medici is one of the most maligned monarchs in history: blamed for the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre in which hundreds of innocents died. What motivated this Renaissance woman who was born of Florence's most powerful family, and one day came to rule France? In her latest historical fiction bestseller, Jeanne Kalogridis tells the story of Catherine, a tender young girl, destined to be a pawn in Machiavellian games. Left a fabulously rich heiress, imprisoned and threatened by her family's enemies, she was finally married off to a handsome prince of France. Overshadowed by her husband's mistress, the conniving Diane de Poitiers, and now consort to a King, Catherine...read more

  • Tessa Gratton

    '[Narrator Kate Reading] narrates in a smoky tone, and readers will appreciate her varied voices for the large cast of characters.' - Booklist Dynasties battle for the crown in Tessa Gratton's debut adult epic fantasy audiobook, The Queens of Innis Lear. Three Queens. One crown. All out war. Gaela. Ruthless Commander. I am the rightful heir of Innis Lear. No more will I wait in the shadows and watch my mother's murderer bleed my island dry. The King's hold on the crown must end-willingly or at the edge of my sword. Regan. Master Manipulator. To secure my place on the throne, I must produce an heir. Countless times I have fed the island's forests my blood. Yet, my ambition is...read more

  • Rebecca Mead

    A New Yorkerwriter revisits the seminal book of her youth-Middlemarch-and fashions a singular, involving story of how apassionate attachment to a great work of literature can shape our lives and helpus to read our own histories. Rebecca Mead was a young woman in an English coastal town whenshe first read George Eliot's Middlemarch,regarded by many as the greatest English novel. After gaining admission toOxford and moving to the United States to become a journalist, through severallove affairs, then marriage, and family, Mead read and reread Middlemarch. The novel, which VirginiaWoolf famously described as "one of the few English novels written for grown-uppeople," offered Mead something...read more

  • Louisa May Alcott

    Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read It is no surprise that Little Women, the adored classic of four devoted sisters, was loosely based on Louisa May Alcott’s own life. In fact, Alcott drew from her own personality to create a heroine unlike any seen before: Jo, willful, headstrong, and undoubtedly the backbone of the March family. Follow the sisters from innocent adolescence to sage adulthood, with all the joy and sorrow of life in between, and fall in love with them and this endearing story. Praised by Madeleine Stern as “a book on the American home, and hence universal in its appeal,” Little...read more

  • Kimberly Willis Holt

    The journey begins in 1939 with Rose, who moves with her mother and siblings from rural Texas to live with their estranged grandfather on the Louisiana bayou. Rose connects with this flavorful community by driving a bookmobile. Two decades later, Merle Henry, Rose’s son, is more passionate about trapping a mink than about reading, although there is a place in his heart for Old Yeller. In 1973, Merle Henry’s daughter, Annabeth, feels torn between reading childish fairy tales and a crush on her own real-life knight in shining armor. And in the present day, Annabeth’s son, Kyle, finds himself in a bind: He hates reading, but the only summer job he can get is at the...read more

  • Jane Austen

    Introduction by Anna Quindlen Commentary by Margaret Oliphant, George Saintsbury, Mark Twain, A. C. Bradley, Walter A. Raleigh, and Virginia Woolf   Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” So begins Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s witty comedy of manners—one of the most popular novels of all time—that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of...read more

  • John Updike

    “John Updike is the great genial sorcerer of American letters [and] The Witches of Eastwick [is one of his] most ambitious works. . . . [A] comedy of the blackest sort.”—The New York Times Book Review Toward the end of the Vietnam era, in a snug little Rhode Island seacoast town, wonderful powers have descended upon Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie, bewitching divorcées with sudden access to all that is female, fecund, and mysterious. Alexandra, a sculptor, summons thunderstorms; Jane, a cellist, floats on the air; and Sukie, the local gossip columnist, turns milk into cream. Their happy little coven takes on new, malignant life when a dark and moneyed stranger, Darryl...read more

  • Carolyn Hart

    When seasonal mischief turns deadly, bookstore owner Annie Darling and her husband, Max, must again close the book on a killer, in this delightful new whodunit from the Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Award–winning author. Reading about deadly doings remains as popular a pastime as ever for citizens of stormy Broward’s Rock. Now, with spring newly sprung, Annie Darling has conceived of an ingenious promotional scheme: offering a free book to anyone who can solve a series of clues from popular whodunits. Annie and hubby Max pass out their flyers all over town. But an April Fool prankster is distributing a counterfeit flyer–complete with not-so-vague accusations of...read more

  • Brandon Sanderson

    The Wheel of Time ® is a PBS Great American Read Selection! Now in development for TV! Since 1990, when Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time® burst on the world with its first book, The Eye of the World, readers have been anticipating the final scenes of this extraordinary saga, which has sold over forty million copies in over thirty languages. A Memory of Light is the fantastic conclusion to the internationally-bestselling epic fantasy juggernaut. The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World...read more

  • Brandon Sanderson

    The Wheel of Time ® is a PBS Great American Read Selection! Now in development for TV! Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers and listeners around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters. The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. Tarmon Gai'don, the Last Battle, looms. And mankind is not...read more

  • Robert Jordan

    The Wheel of Time ® is a PBS Great American Read Selection! Now in development for TV! Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers and listeners around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters. The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. Rand is on the run with Min, and in Cairhein, Cadsuane is trying to...read more

  • Brandon Sanderson

    The Wheel of Time ® is a PBS Great American Read Selection! Now in development for TV! Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers and listeners around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters. In Towers of Midnight, the Last Battle has started. The seals on the Dark One's prison are crumbling. The Pattern itself is unraveling, and the armies of the Shadow have begun to boil out of the Blight. The sun has begun to set upon the Third Age. Perrin Aybara is now hunted by specters from his past: Whitecloaks, a slayer of wolves, and the responsibilities of leadership. All the while, an unseen foe is...read more

  • Robert Jordan

    The Wheel of Time ® is a PBS Great American Read Selection! Now in development for TV! Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers and listeners around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters. The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. The Seanchan invasion force is in possession of Ebou Dar. Nynaeve,...read more

  • Robert Jordan

    The Wheel of Time ® is a PBS Great American Read Selection! Now in development for TV! Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers and listeners around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters. The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. Elayne, Aviendha, and Mat come ever closer to the bowl ter'angreal that...read more