Recommended Literary MP3-CD Audiobooks

Confessions Of An English Opium-eater...

Thomas De Quincey

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, Thomas De Quincey's best-known work, is an account of his early life and opium addiction, in prose that is by turns witty, conversational, and nightmarish.

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Aug 2004

A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar

Suzanne Joinson

It is 1923. Evangeline (Eva) English and her sister Lizzie are missionaries heading for the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar. Though Lizzie is on fire with her religious calling, Eva's motives are not quite as noble, but with her gre...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: May 2012

Saving Fish from Drowning

Amy Tan

A pious man explained to his followers: 'It is evil to take lives and noble to save them. Each day I pledge to save a hundred lives. I drop my net in the lake and scoop out a hundred fishes. I place the fishes on the bank, where they ...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Oct 2005

Fire in the East (Warrior of Rome)

Harry Sidebottom

A.D. 255: The Roman imperium is stretched to the breaking point, its authority and might challenged throughout the territories and along every border. One man is sent to marshal the defenses of a lonely city and to shore up the crumbl...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Apr 2010

The Metamorphosis: And Other Short St...

Franz Kafka

Gregor Samsa, a seemingly typical man, wakes up one morning to discover he has been transformed into a gigantic insect. Frustrated and depressed about his physical alteration - and his family's rejection - Samsa's plight is filled wit...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Nov 2005

Plantation: A Lowcountry Tale (Lowcou...

Dorothea Benton Frank

When Caroline Wimbley Levine learns that her mother, Miss Lavinia, has supposedly gone mad, she leaves the big city bustle of Manhattan and returns to Tall Pines Plantation. Caroline originally left Tall Pines to escape her feisty, ec...

Abridged MP3-CD
Published: Mar 2006

The White Tiger

Aravind Adiga

* Mp3 CD Format *. Set in a raw and unromanticized India, The White Tiger---the first-person confession of a murderer---is as compelling for its subject matter as it is for the voice of its narrator: amoral, cynical, unrepentant, yet ...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: May 2008

The Reckoning

Beverly Lewis

Shunned from the Amish life she once knew, Katherine Mayfield finds solace in the delights of the modern world. Unknown to her, a long-lost love is searching for her, and soon she will be compelled to face the heritage of her past and...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Dec 2003

The Savage Detectives

Roberto Bolano

National Bestseller In this dazzling novel, the book that established his international reputation, Roberto Bolaño tells the story of two modern-day Quixotes--the last survivors of an underground literary movement, perhaps of litera...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Aug 2009

The Anthologist

Nicholson Baker

The Anthologist captures all the warmth, wit, and extraordinary prose style that have made award-winning author Nicholson Baker an American master.

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Mar 2010

Drive Me Crazy

Dickeym eric jerome

"Driver" is an ex-con trying to make his life right but who shares an expensive secret and a past affair with his boss's wife - a woman who is nothing but trouble. Dickey's rich characters make listeners feel as if they are ...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Jul 2004

The Bastard of Istanbul

Elif Shafak

From one of Turkey's most acclaimed and outspoken writers comes a novel about the tangled histories of two families.In her second novel written in English, Elif Shafak confronts her country's violent past in a vivid and colorful tale ...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Jan 2007

Going to Bend

Diane Hammond

An evocative portrait of life in a small Oregon-coast town and of Petie and Rose, two women testing their own limits, Going to Bend combines the sexy sassiness of Thelma and Louise with the emotional warmth of Fried Green Tomatoes

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Jan 2004

Johnny Got His Gun

Dalton Trumbo

* Mp3 CD Format *. An immediate bestseller upon its original publication in 1939, Dalton Trumbos stark, profoundly troubling masterpiece about the horrors of World War I brilliantly crystallized the uncompromising brutality of war and...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Apr 2008

Timothy; Or, Notes of an Abject Repti...

Verlyn Klinkenborg

Timothy, a tortoise who lived in the garden of eighteenth-century curate Gilbert White, speaks out on his life in the garden, his nine-day adventure outside the gate, his observations of the curious habits and habitations of humans, a...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Jul 2006

The Collected Works of Billy the Kid

Michael Ondaatje

From the Booker Prize-winning author of The English Patient comes a visionary novel, a virtuoso synthesis of storytelling, history, and myth, about William Bonney, a.k.a. Billy the Kid, a bloodthirsty ogre and outlaw saint.

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Jul 2009

Day for Night

Frederick Reiken

The prizewinning author of The Odd Sea and The Lost Legends of New Jersey offers this dazzling and moving novel about a family's mysterious past.

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: May 2010

The Professor of Desire

Philip Roth

As a student in college, David Kepesh styles himself "a rake among scholars, a scholar among rakes." Little does he realize how prophetic this motto will be—or how damning. For as Philip Roth follows Kepesh from the domest...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Dec 2009

Them

Nathan McCall

Barlowe, a single, African American in his forties, shares a ramshackle house with his nephew in an Atlanta neighborhood, the old Fourth Ward, known both as the center of the civil rights movement and for its main street, Auburn Avenu...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Nov 2007

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

[MP3-CD audiobook format in Vinyl case.] One of the twentieth century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize-win...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Sep 2013

Everything I Never Told You

Celeste Ng

[Read by Cassandra Campbell] A haunting debut novel about a mixed-race family living in 1970s Ohio and the tragedy that will either be their undoing or their salvation.Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet . . . So begins the s...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Jun 2014

The Spectator Bird

Wallace Stegner

Joe Allston is a retired literary agent whose parents and only son are dead, and who feels that he has been a mere spectator through life. Then a postcard from a friend causes him to return to the journals of a trip he took to his ...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Feb 2010

The Seduction of Water

Carol Goodman

Iris Greenfelder is a perennial Ph.D. candidate, stuck in a rut in her career and her love life. When she decides to write a book based on a story her mother used to tell, however, her life expands in ways she had never dreamed, invol...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Jan 2003

Never Again So Close

Claudia Serrano

Where do the pieces of us end up, the ones that we traded for love?Antonia is ready for her life to start. A young woman from a small town in southern Italy, she wants to pursue her long-held dream of writing a novel. But when she mov...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Feb 2017

The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes

Diane Chamberlain

In 1977, pregnant Genevieve Russell disappeared. Twenty years later, her remains are discovered and Timothy Gleason is charged with murder. But there is no sign of the unborn child.CeeCee Wilkes knows how Genevieve Russell died, becau...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Mar 2013

Snakewoman of Little Egypt

Robert Hellenga

A winning new novel from the bestselling author of The Sixteen Pleasures---whose engaging, emotionally true characters could be right at home in the stories of Alice Munro or Bobbie Ann Mason.

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Sep 2010

The Brothers Karamazov

Fyodor M. Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky's crowning life work, The Brothers Karamazov, stands among the greatest novels in world literature. His exploration of faith, doubt, morality, and the place of suffering in life are equaled in no other work of litera...

Abridged MP3-CD
Published: Jul 2005

4 3 2 1: A Novel

Paul Auster

From the internationally celebrated author of The New York Trilogy comes a sweeping story of birthright and possibility, of love and the fullness of life itself, in which we follow the four parallel lives, loves, and obsessions of o...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Jan 2017

Deathworld 3 (The Deathworld Series)

Harry Harrison

The planet was called Felicity. The name was a joke, except for those compelled to settle there. Inhabiting it were beings bred for thousands of years for a single purpose: to attack and kill. Jason knew this. But he also knew the pla...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: May 2016

Indignation

Philip Roth

It is 1951 in America, the second year of the Korean War. Marcus Messner of Newark, New Jersey is beginning his sophomore year on the pastoral, conservative Winesburg College in Ohio. Why is he here? Because his father, a hard-working...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Sep 2008

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