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Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

From AudioFile magazine: The foppish English composer living abroad in the ’30s, the vanity publisher imprisoned in a Scottish nursing home, the flinty female journalist exposing corporate malfeasance–these are three story lines from the six tales Mitchell weaves together in a sequence of literary forms (journal, letters, testament, first-person narrative). Each performer reads a section, […]

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Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

This book was never reviewed by AudioFile Magazine – but here’s what Books-on-Tape had to say: Since its publication in 1883, TREASURE ISLAND has remained one of the great tales of mutiny. Its primary malefactor, Long John Silver, has become synonymous with evil. The story is told through the eyes of Jim Hawkins, a young […]

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Austerlitz by W.G.Sebald

From AudioFile magazine: Much is gained, but more is lost in this audio version of the last novel of W.G. Sebald. The lure of discovering who we are through memory in the face of its inherent repression and distortion over time, the nightmare of history (especially the Holocaust), and the human desire to collect disparate […]

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Shackleton’s Way by Morrell and Caparell

This book was never reviewed by AudioFile Magazine, but here’s what Books-on-Tape had to say: From 1914 to 1916, Ernest Shackleton and his men survived the wreck of their ship ENDURANCE, crushed in the Antarctic ice, stranded twelve hundred miles from civilization with no means of communication and no hope for rescue. When the ice […]

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