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The Swan Thieves ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Sarah Zimmerman, Treat Williams, Anne Heche, John Lee and Erin Corttrell
17 discs

Psychiatrist Andrew Marlowe, devoted to his profession and the painting hobby he loves, has a solitary but ordered life. When renowned painter Robert Oliver attacks a canvas in the National Gallery of Art and becomes his patient, Marlow finds that order destroyed. Desperate to understand the secret that torments the genius, he embarks on a journey that leads him into the lives of the women closest to Oliver and a tragedy at the heart of French Impressionism.


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Incident at Vichy  ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by a Full Cast

1 disc

In Vichy, France in 1942 nine men are detained under a shadowy pretext. As the tension builds, the men are questioned–are they the sort of people whom the new Nazi regime considers “inferiors”?

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Lyra’s Oxford ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
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lyraSet a few years after The Amber Spyglass ends Lyra, a few years older but pretty much the same girl, still lives at Oxford College.  One night she and her daemon, Pantalaimon, are suddenly disturbed by a bird daemon, who has been separated from his witch. The daemon appeals to Lyra to help him find a cure for his witch’s mysterious illness, and he leads her into an alchemist’s house that is not what it seems.

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His Dark Materials ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
The Golden Compass; The Subtle Knife; The Amber Spy Glass
Read by a Full Cast

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The central character in this book is Lyra Belacqua, “a half-wild, half-civilized girl, left among” the Jordan College scholars by chance. There are strange goings-on up North: Lyra only picks up stray bits of information, but there’s talk about some mysterious Dust and her uncle Lord Asriel is involved in some sort of mysterious research and soon heads North to continue it.
Meanwhile, there are also strange goings-on around Oxford: children are disappearing, taken by Gobblers, though no one is quite sure what happens to the taken children. The seductive Mrs. Coulter appears and at first seems to be just what a proper slowly maturing girl requires. But Mrs. Coulter isn’t what she seems and soon Lyra is on her own in a world of witches, talking polar bears, angles and the truth of what dust holds for human kind. Thankful Lyra meets Will, a young man with skills of his own and a mystery that surrounds him will mean survival or despair for them both

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Testimony ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
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atestAt a New England boarding school, a sex scandal is about to break. Even more shocking than the sexual acts themselves is the fact that they were caught on videotape. A Pandora’s box of revelations, the tape triggers a chorus of voices–those of the men, women, teenagers, and parents involved in the scandal–that details the ways in which lives can be derailed or destroyed in one foolish moment.

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Innocent Traitor: A Novel of Lady Jane Grey ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Bianca Amato,  Jill Tanner,  and Stina Nielsen

atraitorLady Jane Grey was born into times of extreme danger. Child of a scheming father and a ruthless mother, for whom she was merely a pawn in a dynastic power game with the highest stakes, she lived a live in thrall to political machinations and lethal religious fervour. Jane’s astonishing and essentially tragic story was played out during one of the most momentous periods of English history. As a great-niece of Henry VIII, and the cousin of Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I, she grew up realizing that she could never throw off the chains of her destiny. Her honesty, intelligence and strength of character carry the reader through all the vicious twists of Tudor power politics, to her nine-day reign and its unbearably poignant conclusion.

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Dangerous Liaisons ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Full Cast

adangerIn their secret letters to each other, the unscrupulous yet seductive Valmont, his clever, manipulative accomplice, the Marquise de Merteuil and their various innocent victims, involve us in the machinations of a sadistic plot which ends in tragedy and misery for all.

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