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SHŌGUN 

by James Clavell

Shōgun, the classic epic novel of feudal Japan that captured the heart of a culture and the imagination of the world is a 54 hour audiobook listening adventure. The story will be uploaded in segments of 4 to 5 hours every Saturday.

Now posted:
Prologue and Chapters 1 to 22

THE LONG GOODBYE

by Raymond Chandler

The story has everything that made Chandler famous. With Chandler you smell the cigarette smoke, bake in the heat of the California sun, and feel the cool breeze of the Pacific Ocean.
His characters are true to life as they lie, cheat, and steal. His social commentary about California is as true today as it was when he wrote “The Long Goodbye.”

 DAISY JONES & THE SIX

by Taylor Jenkins Reid

"Daisy Jones & The Six ROCKS. Literally. The story centers on the meteoric rise of a rock band in the '70s and its lead singers, Daisy Jones and Billy Dunne, whose connection is as electric as the music they make together. It’s sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll."

TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE

by Mitch Albom

"An old man, a young man, and life’s greatest lesson."

During their Tuesday visits, Morrie imparts invaluable wisdom to the author (and us) about love, forgiveness, relationships, and the pursuit of a meaningful life. This novella beautifully captures the essence of human connection.

STRIDER
Short Stories for English Language Learners
by Beverly Cleary

"Strider has a new habit. Whenever we stop, he places his paw on my foot. It isn't an accident because he always does it. I like to think he doesn't want to leave me."

Can a stray dog change the life of a teenage boy? It looks as if Strider can.


Short Stories for English Language Learners

'Don't Regret Regret'


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The Day of the Triffids

–John Wyndham
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–Charles Portis
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Republican Wives

–Jim Harrison
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Too Near Real

–Jonathan Safran Foer
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–Alexis Jones
 
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