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Jerusalem by Alan Moore

Here’s a monument to a place, a people, a writer whom too many have dismissed as “a mere graphic novelist,” and a narrator who provides the author’s text with all it deserves.

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Black Prism by Brent Weeks

The first book in the blockbuster fantasy epic from New York Times bestselling author Brent Weeks. THE BLACK PRISM begins an action-packed tale of magic and adventure . . . Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are […]

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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson

From Publisher’s Weekly: The exhilarating conclusion to bestseller Larsson’s Millennium trilogy (after The Girl Who Played with Fire) finds Lisbeth Salander, the brilliant computer hacker who was shot in the head in the final pages of Fire, alive, though still the prime suspect in three murders in Stockholm. While she convalesces under armed guard, journalist […]

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Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake

Book 1 in the Gormenghast Trilogy: A doomed lord, an emergent hero, and an array of bizarre creatures haunt the world of the Gormenghast novels which, along with Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, reigns as one of the undisputed fantasy classics of all time. Peake has created a world where all is like a dream—lush, […]

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Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse

From AudioFile Magazine:Set in medieval Germany, this much-lauded 1930 novel contrasts its hero, the mercurial wandering artist Goldmund, with his great friend, Narcissus, an Apollonian intellectual and priest. The former meanders through medieval Germany, womanizing and striving to discover the meaning of his wayward life, while the latter dedicates his life to science and contemplation. […]

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Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

Man’s Search for Meaning is the chilling yet inspirational story of Viktor Frankl’s struggle to hold on to hope during the unspeakable horrors of his years as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps. Frankl’s training as a psychiatrist informed every waking moment of his ordeal and lent him a remarkable perspective on the psychology of […]

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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

From AudioFile Magazine:The lightning transformation of Edmond Dantes, blameless sea captain with hair “dark as the raven’s wing,” from joyous manhood to dungeon wretch is one of the great first acts in literature. Dantes is a Frenchman, but we–as Americans–expect our classics read with an English accent. And so Richard Matthews is spot-on for this […]

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V for Vendetta by Steve Moore

From AudioFile Magazine:V FOR VENDETTA is a compelling novelization of a screenplay based on 1980s comic books by British writer Alan Moore. Britisher Simon Vance may be the perfect reader for the very British story of a masked man fanning the flames of revolution in a totalitarian future England. Vance draws listeners into his grim, […]

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The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale

From AudioFile Magazine:The art of detection was in its infancy when the murder of 3-year-old Saville Kent rocked Britain’s sensibilities. The child’s body was found on the family’s estate, stuffed down the servants’ outdoor privy. It was a week before DI Jack Whicher of Scotland Yard was called in to investigate. Summerscale uses excerpts from […]

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Stone’s Fall by Iain Pears

From AudioFile Magazine:Iain Pears unravels the story of an English arms supplier whose mysterious death (and mysterious wife) intersect with twentieth-century history. This lengthy story proceeds in a backwards chronology, starting in England in 1909 (after a prologue set in the 1950s), moving to Paris in the 1890s, and then to Venice in 1867. Like […]

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