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Featured Audio Giveaway – July 2017 — Knots: Stories

July 6th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Featured Audio Giveaways

“Every story [is] a formal surprise, smart and droll.” —Lydia Davis, The Times Literary Supplement  Cleverly balancing the sensuous, the surreal, and the comical, Øyehaug achieves a playful familiarity with the absurd that never overreaches the needs of her stories. Full of characters who can’t help tying knots in themselves and each other, these tales […]

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Featured Audio Giveaway – June 2017 — Stephen Florida

June 5th, 2017 · No Comments · Featured Audio Giveaways

“I’m pinned to the mat by this one.” —The Quivering Pen Foxcatcher meets The Art of Fielding, Stephen Florida follows a college wrestler in his senior season, when every practice, every match, is a step closer to greatness and a step further from sanity. Read the full description. “Finely rendered, dark, and funny . . […]

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Featured Audio Giveaway – May 2017 — The Radium Girls

May 1st, 2017 · 1 Comment · Featured Audio Giveaways

Ordinary women in 1920s America. All they wanted was the chance to shine . . . Be careful what you wish for. 1917. As a war raged across the world, young American women flocked to work, paintingwatches, clocks and military dials with a special luminous substance made from radium. It was a fun job, lucrative […]

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Featured Audio Giveaway – April 2017 — Sympathy

April 3rd, 2017 · No Comments · Featured Audio Giveaways

In its heady evocation of everything from Haruki Murakami to Patricia Highsmith to Edith Wharton, Sympathy is utterly original—a thrilling tale of obsession, doubling, blood ties, and our tormented efforts to connect in the digital age. Read the full description. “The reason to read this novel, aside from the au courant topic, is the luscious, absorbing […]

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Featured Audio Giveaway – March 2017 — The Whole Art of Detection

March 7th, 2017 · No Comments · Featured Audio Giveaways

Lyndsay Faye’s best Sherlock Holmes tales, including two new works, are brought together in The Whole Art of Detection, a stunning collection that spans Holmes’s career, from self-taught young upstart to publicly lauded detective, both before and after his faked death over a Swiss waterfall in 1894. Read the full description. “There are mysteries here and […]

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Featured Audio Giveaway – February 2017 — Be My Wolff

February 1st, 2017 · No Comments · Featured Audio Giveaways

“Erudite, sexy, richly textured, and packed with delights. Like Salinger’s Glass family or Wes Anderson’s Tenenbaums, the Wolff siblings seem to crash in on the terrestrial world from some more eccentric orbit.” —Garth Risk Hallberg, author of City on Fire Filled with art and science, fairy tales and folk songs, tsars and foundlings, Be My […]

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Featured Audio Giveaway – January 2017 — Jonathan Swift

January 2nd, 2017 · 1 Comment · Featured Audio Giveaways

“Stubbs’s in-depth analysis of the vast cultural impact of Swift’s many works is impressive, as are his portraits of Swift’s literary acquaintances. . . . This astute portrait of a complicated man who wanted to defend his homeland . . . is truly masterful. A rich and sweeping story superbly told.” —Kirkus Starred Review _________________________________________________________ […]

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Featured Audio Giveaway – December 2016 — The Roman

December 8th, 2016 · No Comments · Featured Audio Giveaways

  The Roman By Sylvain Reynard Read by Robertson Dean Read the full description. “This is not an ordinary vampire story, it’s a beautifully dark and passionate novel nestled in Italy and capable of taking one’s breath away.” ―RT Book Reviews Raven and her sister, Cara, are at the mercy of a small detachment of […]

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Featured Audio Giveaway – November 2016 —Anatomy of a Song

November 1st, 2016 · 1 Comment · Featured Audio Giveaways

“The book’s strength lies in thoughtful, wry reflections from artists including Elvis Costello, Jimmy Cliff, Stevie Wonder, Booker T. Jones, Dr. John, and Debbie Harry. An entertaining record of the soundtrack of the baby boomer era.” —Kirkus Reviews Every great song has a story that needs to be told. In Anatomy of a Song, based […]

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Featured Audio Giveaway – October 2016 – Something in the Blood

October 3rd, 2016 · No Comments · Featured Audio Giveaways

A groundbreaking biography reveals the haunted origins of the man who created Dracula and traces the psychosexual contours of late Victorian society. Read the full description. Something in the Blood By David J. Skal Read by James Patrick Cronin “Sharply written, well-researched (with judicious use of recent discoveries), attentive to detail, and entertaining to read. […]

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