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BOT celebrates this year’s all-star audios on “Best Of” lists pulled from the country’s top publications, including The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, AudioFile Magazine, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and more!

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Author: Lee Child | Narrator: Dick Hill
Category: Fiction - Thrillers - General
Release Date: December 24, 2013
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Thriller master Lee Child returns with an exclusive eBook novella. In the midst of a savage heat wave and an infamous murder spree, a blackout awakens the dark side of the city that never sleeps—and a young Jack Reacher takes action as only he can.
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ISBN: 9780553397628
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Author: George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois | Narrator: Various
Category: Fiction - Anthologies (multiple authors)
Release Date: December 03, 2013
All new and original to this volume, the 21 stories in Dangerous Women include work by twelve New York Times bestsellers, and seven stories set in the authors’ bestselling continuities—including a new “Outlander” story by Diana Gabaldon, a  tale of Harry Dresden’s world by Jim Butcher, a story from Lev Grossman set in the world of The Magicians, and a 35,000-word novella by George R.
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List Price: $95
ISBN: 9780307987600
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Author: Ari Shavit | Narrator: Paul Boehmer
Category: History - Middle East - Israel & Palestine
Release Date: November 19, 2013
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE ECONOMIST

Winner of the Natan Book Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award

An authoritative and deeply personal narrative history of the State of Israel, by one of the most influential journalists writing about the Middle East today
 
Not since Thomas L.
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ISBN: 9780385359610
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Author: Margaret MacMillan | Narrator: Richard Burnip
Category: Political Science - International Relations
Release Date: October 29, 2013

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The New York Times Book Review • The Economist • The Christian Science Monitor • Bloomberg Businessweek • The Globe and Mail

From the bestselling and award-winning author of Paris 1919 comes a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, a fascinating portrait of Europe from 1900 up to the outbreak of World War I.

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List Price: $75
ISBN: 9780804127424
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Author: Pat Conroy | Narrator: Dick Hill
Category: Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs
Release Date: October 29, 2013
In this powerful and intimate memoir, the beloved bestselling author of The Prince of Tides and his father, the inspiration for The Great Santini, find some common ground at long last.

Pat Conroy’s father, Donald Patrick Conroy, was a towering figure in his son’s life.
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ISBN: 9780307989840
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Author: Jung Chang | Narrator: Jolene Kim
Category: History - China
Release Date: October 29, 2013

A New York Times Notable Book

Empress Dowager Cixi (1835–1908) is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age.
At the age of sixteen, in a nationwide selection for royal consorts, Cixi was chosen as one of the emperor’s numerous concubines.

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ISBN: 9780804149044
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Author: Russell Shorto | Narrator: Russell Shorto
Category: History - Europe - General
Release Date: October 22, 2013
An endlessly entertaining portrait of the city of Amsterdam and the ideas that make it unique, by the author of the acclaimed Island at the Center of the World

Tourists know Amsterdam as a picturesque city of low-slung brick houses lining tidy canals; student travelers know it for its legal brothels and hash bars; art lovers know it for Rembrandt's glorious portraits.
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ISBN: 9780804149327
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Author: Peter Baker | Narrator: Mark Deakins
Category: Political Science - Government - Executive Branch
Release Date: October 22, 2013

In Days of Fire, Peter Baker, Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times, takes us on a gripping and intimate journey through the eight years of the Bush and Cheney administration in a tour-de-force narrative of a dramatic and controversial presidency.

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List Price: $70
ISBN: 9780385362368
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Author: John Grisham | Narrator: Michael Beck
Category: Fiction - Thrillers - Suspense
Release Date: October 22, 2013
John Grisham takes you back to where it all began . . .

John Grisham's A Time to Kill is one of the most popular novels of our time. Now we return to that famous courthouse in Clanton as Jake Brigance once again finds himself embroiled in a fiercely controversial trial-a trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history.
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ISBN: 9780385366496
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Author: Luke Barr | Narrator: John Rubinstein
Category: Biography & Autobiography - Culinary
Release Date: October 22, 2013
Provence, 1970 is about a singular historic moment. In the winter of that year, more or less coincidentally, the iconic culinary figures James Beard, M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, Richard Olney, Simone Beck, and Judith Jones found themselves together in the South of France.
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ISBN: 9780804148856
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Author: Bill Bryson
Category: History - United States - 20th Century
Release Date: October 15, 2013
A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy Book
A GoodReads Reader's Choice

In One Summer Bill Bryson, one of our greatest and most beloved nonfiction writers, transports readers on a journey back to one amazing season in American life.


The summer of 1927 began with one of the signature events of the twentieth century.
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ISBN: 9780804127356
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Author: Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru | Narrator: David H. Lawrence XVII
Category: Sports & Recreation - Football
Release Date: October 08, 2013
“PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS DO NOT SUSTAIN FREQUENT REPETITIVE BLOWS TO THE BRAIN ON A REGULAR BASIS.”
So concluded the National Football League in a December 2005 scientific paper on concussions in America’s most popular sport.
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ISBN: 9780804128193
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