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Author: Ernest Cline | Narrator: Wil Wheaton
Release Date: August 16, 2011

The bestselling cult classic—soon to be a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg.

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, READY PLAYER ONE is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

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Author: Jean Kwok | Narrator: Grayce Wey
Release Date: May 04, 2010
Introducing a fresh, exciting Chinese-American voice, an inspiring debut about an immigrant girl forced to choose between two worlds and two futures.

When Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to Brooklyn squalor, she quickly begins a secret double life.
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Author: Jasper Fforde | Narrator: Susan Duerden
Release Date: December 29, 2009
Meet Thursday Next. She’s “part Bridget Jones, part Nancy Drew, and part Dirty Harry"
(Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times).

Welcome to a surreal version of Great Britain, circa 1985, where time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously.
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Author: Lev Grossman | Narrator: Mark Bramhall
Release Date: August 11, 2009
The New York Times bestselling novel about a young man practicing magic in the real world, now an original series on Syfy

The Magicians is to Harry Potter as a shot of Irish whiskey is to a glass of weak tea. . . . Hogwarts was never like this.
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Author: Michael Lewis | Narrator: Stephen Hoye
Release Date: October 17, 2006
In football, as in life, the value we place on people changes with the rules of the games they play.
When we first meet the young man at the center of this extraordinary and moving story, he is one of thirteen children by a mother addicted to crack; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday, or any of the things a child might learn in school.
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Author: Mark Salzman | Narrator: Paul Boehmer
Release Date: October 10, 2006
When Mark Salzman is invited to visit a writing class at Central Juvenile Hall, a lockup for Los Angeles’s most violent teenage offenders, he scrambles for a polite reason to decline. He goes—expecting the worst—and is so astonished by what he finds that he becomes a teacher there himself.
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Author: Kazuo Ishiguro | Narrator: Rosalyn Landor
Release Date: April 12, 2005
From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, comes an unforgettable edge-of-your-seat mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous about what it means to be human.

Hailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school, far from the influences of the city.
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Author: Geraldine Brooks | Narrator: Josephine Bailey
Release Date: July 10, 2001
When an infected bolt of cloth carries the plague from London to an isolated mountain village, a housemaid named Anna emerges as an unlikely heroine and healer. Through her eyes, we follow the story of the plague year, 1666, as her fellow villagers make an extraordinary choice.
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Author: Nathaniel Philbrick | Narrator: Scott Brick
Release Date: November 17, 2000
This is the incredible story of the wreck of the whaleship ESSEX, the inspiration for Melville's great classic, MOBY DICK. In 1820, the ESSEX set sail from Nantucket on a routine voyage for whales. Fifteen months later, in the farthest reaches of the South Pacific, it was rammed and sunk by an eighty-ton bull sperm whale.
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Author: Jon Krakauer | Narrator: Philip Franklin
Release Date: April 26, 2000
In 1996 Jon Krakauer was sent by Outside magazine to report on the Everest industry, the high-priced expeditions that take novices and experts alike into the most forbidding terrain on the planet. An experienced climber new to high altitudes, got more than he bargained for.
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