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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 53

SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE

Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse Five is sad, surreal, whimsical, brutal, and oddly gentle. It's a remarkable book. An instant bestseller, Slaughterhouse-Five made Kurt Vonnegut a cult hero in American literature, a reputation that only strengthened over time, despite his being banned and censored by libraries and schools.

THE NIGHTINGALE

by Kristin Hannah

With courage, grace, and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of World War II and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women's war. 
A #1 New York Times bestseller, this unforgettable novel of love and strength in the face of war has enthralled a generation.

HOW I LIVE NOW

by Meg Rosoff

Set against the backdrop of a dystopian future where World War Three has erupted, the story follows fifteen-year-old Daisy, an American girl sent to live with her cousins on a remote farm in the United Kingdom, where she experiences love, loss, and the brutal realities of a world turned upside down.

THE DANCING BEAR
Short Stories for English Language Learners
by Michael Morpurgo

“The Dancing Bear” is a touching tale by Michael Morpurgo that narrates the story of a lonely orphan girl in a small mountain village who adopts an abandoned bear cub. Their bond becomes the heart of the village, unbroken until the arrival of a film crew seeking a dancing bear . . .


Short Stories for English Language Learners

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CLASSIC
Elmer Gantry

–Sinclair Lewis
NOVEL
The Talented Mr. Ripley

–Patricia Hightower
NOVELLA
And Every Morning The Way Home Gets Longer and Longer

–Fredrik Backman
SHORT STORY
Cannibalism in the Cars

–Mark Twain
COMMENTARY
How Democracies Die

–Levitsky and Ziblatt
 
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