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...read more

  • Robert Jordan

    The Wheel of Time is now an original series on Prime Video, starring Rosamund Pike as Moiraine! The Eye of the World, the first novel in Robert Jordan's #1 New York Times bestselling epic fantasy series, The Wheel of Time®, follows Moiraine Damodred as she arrives in Emond's Field on a quest to find the one prophesized to stand against The Dark One. '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. The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to...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

  • 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

  • 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....read more

  • Brandon Sanderson

    'Powerhouse narrating duo Michael Kramer and Kate Reading bring their outstanding skills to this stunning continuation of the Stormlight Archive series...This audiobook is truly a masterpiece of story and performance.' -- AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner An instant #1 New York Times Bestseller and a USA Today and Indie Bestseller! The Stormlight Archive saga continues in Rhythm of War, the eagerly awaited sequel to Brandon Sanderson's #1 New York Times bestselling Oathbringer, from an epic fantasy writer at the top of his game. After forming a coalition of human resistance against the enemy invasion, Dalinar Kholin and his Knights Radiant have spent a year fighting a...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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Patricia Cornwell

    A woman has vanished while digging a dinosaur bone bed in the remote wilderness of Canada. Somehow, the only evidence has made its way to the inbox of Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta, over 2,000 miles away in Boston. She has no idea why. But as events unfold with alarming speed, Scarpetta begins to suspect that the paleontologist’s disappearance is connected to a series of crimes much closer to home: a gruesome murder, inexplicable tortures, and trace evidence from the last living creatures of the dinosaur age. When she turns to those around her, Scarpetta finds that the danger and suspicion have penetrated even her closest circles. Her niece Lucy speaks in riddles. Her...read more

  • Lauren Willig

    In the ninth installment of Lauren Willig's bestselling Pink Carnation series, an atrocious poet teams up with an American widow to prevent Napoleon's invasion of England. Secret agent Augustus Whittlesby has spent a decade undercover in France, posing as an insufferably bad poet. The French surveillance officers can't bear to read his work closely enough to recognize the information drowned in a sea of verbiage. New York-born Emma Morris Delagardie is a thorn in Augustus's side. An old school friend of Napoleon's stepdaughter, she came to France with her uncle, the American envoy; eloped with a Frenchman; and has been rattling around the salons of Paris ever since. Widowed for...read more

  • Helen Walsh

    A highly charged,sultry, beautifully written and compulsive one-sit read, The Lemon Groveis an intense novel about obsession and sex-the perfect summer book. Jenn and Greg have been married for fourteen years, and, asthe book opens, they are enjoying the last week of their annual summer holidayin Deià, a village in Majorca off the coast of southern Spain. Their days arelanguorous, time passing by in a haze of rioja-soaked lunches, hours at thebeach, and lazy afternoon sex in their beautiful villa. It is the perfectsummer idyll-until Greg's teenage daughter, Emma, arriveswith her new boyfriend, Nathan, in tow. What follows, over the course of seven days, is abrilliantly paced fever dream...read more

  • Carolyn Hart

    If you love a good mystery—or a mystery about lovers—you'll cherish this collection of fourteen seductively sinister tales. These original stories from today's finest crime and suspense writers prove that while love may be blind, it can still aim straight for the heart. Featuring fourteen tales from the most widely read, award-winning authors in the world of mystery, this is a special valentine. With authors such as Carolyn Hart, Nancy Pickard, Ed Gorman, Gar Anthony Haywood and ten others, these are tales of death and desire that any mystery fan will...read more

  • Carla Power

    Hailed by the Washington Post as "mandatory reading," and praised by Fareed Zakaria as "intelligent, compassionate, and revealing," this powerful journey will help bridge one of the greatest divides shaping our world today. If the Oceans Were Ink is Carla Power's eye-opening story of how she and her longtime friend Sheikh Mohammad Akram Nadwi found a way to confront ugly stereotypes and persistent misperceptions that were cleaving their communities. Their friendship-between a secular American and a madrasa-trained sheikh-had always seemed unlikely, but now they were frustrated and bewildered by the battles being fought in their names. Both knew that a close look at the Quran would reveal a...read more

  • Brandon Sanderson

    'Character development is at the heart of the book, and it is here that Kramer and Reading shine, with remarkably consistent and multifaceted characters that fuel the action of the story...Adept pacing highlights both the intensity of hand-to-hand combat and quieter moments of sorrow and grief, fully realizing the intricate world that Sanderson has created.' — AudioFile Magazine The eagerly awaited sequel to the #1 New York Times bestselling Words of Radiance, from epic fantasy author Brandon Sanderson at the top of his game. In Oathbringer, the third audiobook in the New York Times bestselling Stormlight Archive, humanity faces a new Desolation with the return of the Voidbringers,...read more

  • Rebecca Fraser

    From acclaimed historian and biographer Rebecca Fraser comes a vivid narrative history of the Mayflower and of the Winslow family, who traveled to America in search of a new world. The voyage of the Mayflower and the founding of Plymouth Colony is one of the seminal events in world history. But the poorly-equipped group of English Puritans who ventured across the Atlantic in the early autumn of 1620 had no sense they would pass into legend. They had eighty casks of butter and two dogs but no cattle for milk, meat, or ploughing. They were ill-prepared for the brutal journey and the new land that few of them could comprehend. But the Mayflower story did not end with these Pilgrims’...read more