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Afterward by Jennifer Mathieu (.MP3)

Requirements: MP3 Player, 7 hrs and 2 mins, 190.8 mb Overview: When Caroline's little brother is kidnapped, his subsequent rescue leads to the discovery of Ethan, a teenager who has been living with the kidnapper since he was a young child himself. In the aftermath Caroline can't help but wonder what Ethan knows about everything that happened to her brother, who is not readjusting well to life at...

Island of Glass by Nora Roberts (.MP3)

Requirements: MP3 Player | 64 kbps | 309 MB Overview: The final Guardians Trilogy novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Bay of Sighs and Stars of Fortune. As the hunt for the Star of Ice leads the six guardians to Ireland, Doyle, the immortal, must face his tragic past. Three centuries ago, he closed off his heart, yet his warrior spirit is still drawn to the wild. And there's...

The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore (.MP3)

Requirements: MP3 Player, 8 hrs and 59 mins, 224.3 mb Overview: For 20 years, the Palomas and the Corbeaus have been rivals and enemies, locked in an escalating feud for over a generation. Both families make their living as traveling performers in competing shows - the Palomas swimming in mermaid exhibitions, the Corbeaus, former tightrope walkers, performing in the tallest trees they can find....

Woman Breathed Two Worlds by Selina Siak Chin Yoke (.MP3)

Requirements: MP3 Player, 17 hrs and 43 mins, 428.1 mb Overview: Facing challenges in an increasingly colonial world, Chye Hoon, a rebellious young girl, must learn to embrace her mixed Malayan-Chinese identity as a Nyonya - and her destiny as a cook, rather than following her first dream of attending school like her brother. Amidst the smells of chillies and garlic frying, Chye Hoon begins to...

The Elementals by Michael McDowell (.MP3)

Requirements: MP3 Player, 8 hrs and 11 mins, 209.5 mb Overview: After a bizarre and disturbing incident at the funeral of matriarch Marian Savage, the McCray and Savage families look forward to a restful and relaxing summer at Beldame, on Alabama's Gulf Coast, where three Victorian houses loom over the shimmering beach. Two of the houses are habitable, while the third is slowly and mysteriously...

Stravinsky - His Life & Music by Robert Greenberg (.MP3)

Requirements: MP3 Player, 6 hrs and 19 mins, 169 mb Overview: Stravinsky composed what is arguably one of the two most important musical compositions of the twentieth century, The Rite of Spring. He forged a new "musical language" to portray the sense of the ballet's primitive and earthy theme. More than a dozen excerpts of Stravinsky's works are examined. Genre:...

Shostakovich - His Life & Music by Robert Greenberg (.MP3)

Requirements: MP3 Player, 6 hrs and 17 mins, 154 mb Overview: Dmitri Shostakovich is without a doubt one of the central composers of the 20th century. His symphonies and string quartets are mainstays of the repertoire. But Shostakovich is also a figure whose story raises challenging and exciting issues that go far beyond music: they touch on questions of conscience, the moral role of the artist,...

Robert & Clara Schumann by Robert Greenberg (.MP3)

Requirements: MP3 Player, 6 hrs and 16 mins, 153.3 mb Overview: In all the annals of Western music, there has never been a couple like the Schumanns: he a pioneering critic and composer (the only ever to achieve greatness as both), she one of the leading concert pianists of Europe, as well as a composer of no small talent herself. This series of eight lectures by an award-winning composer and...

Liszt - His Life & Music by Robert Greenberg (.MP3)

Requirements: MP3 Player, 6 hrs and 11 mins, 151 mb Overview: More than anyone before him - more than Beethoven, Byron, even the preternatural Paganini - it was Franz Liszt who created one of the most enduring archetypes of the Romantic era: that of the artist, "who walks with God and brings down fire from heaven in order to kindle the hearts of humankind." An innovative composer both...

Mahler - His Life & Music by Robert Greenberg (.MP3)

Requirements: MP3 Player, 6 hrs and 4 mins, 148.7 mb Overview: More than many other composers, Gustav Mahler's works are highly personal expressions of his inner world, a world of overwhelming alienation and loneliness - "thrice homeless," in his own words, "as a Bohemian in Austria, as an Austrian among Germans, as a Jew throughout the world - everywhere an intruder, never...

Mozart - His Life & Music by Robert Greenberg (.MP3)

Requirements: MP3 Player, 6 hrs and 10 mins, 149.9 mb Overview: Even from the perspective of time, it is nearly impossible to grasp the full contribution made to music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in his brief and glorious life. He composed his first symphony at the age of 8 and reached full artistic maturity by the time he was only 20. And when he died at the age of 35, he left a legacy of more...

Haydn - His Life & Music by Robert Greenberg (.MP3)

Requirements: MP3 Player, 6 hrs and 5 mins, 148.3 mb Overview: Almost from the moment it was first set to paper, the music of Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) - technically superb, rich in quality, and widely imitated - has exemplified the Classical style, creating not only the Classical-era symphony but setting the standard, through his own 68 string quartets, against which that form has ever...

Brahms - His Life & Music by Robert Greenberg (.MP3)

Requirements: MP3 Player, 6 hrs and 7 mins, 149.7 mb Overview: Johannes Brahms was a man of contrasts. His serious Teutonic music was balanced by joyful dance music. His miserliness with himself by exceeding generosity with family and associates. His kindness to working people with a biting, malicious wit reserved for those he encountered in artistic and aristocratic circles.He was not an easy...

Beethoven - His Life & Music by Robert Greenberg (.MP3)

Requirements: MP3 Player, 6 hrs and 5 mins, 148.4 mb Overview: Have you ever wondered how the lives of great composers - especially when set against the social, political, and cultural context of their world - influenced their music? After listening to this perceptive series of eight lectures on the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven, you will likely find that you hear his work in an entirely...

The Whispering City by Sara Moliner (.MP3)

Requirements: MP3 Player, 14 hrs and 37 mins, 363.2 mb Overview: Barcelona, 1952. General Franco's fascist government is at the height of its oppressive powers, casting a black shadow across the city. When wealthy socialite Mariona Sobrerroca is found dead in her mansion in the exclusive Tibidabo district, the police scramble to seize control of the investigation. Ana Marti Noguer, an eager young...

Tchaikovsky - His Life & Music by Robert Greenberg (.MP3)

Requirements: MP3 Player, 6 hrs and 12 mins, 149.1 mb Overview: Although we often think of an artist's work as a window into their own inner world, that is not always the case. In the life of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, however, we can see perhaps the closest link to be found anywhere between a creative product and the shifting moods of a turbulent soul, which found its outlet through the glorious...

A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny (.MP3)

Requirements: MP3 Player, 64 kbps, Duration: 13 hrs 33 mins, 557 MB Overview: When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. But the closer the villagers look, the stranger it becomes. Given to Armand Gamache as a gift the first day of his new job, the map eventually leads him to shattering secrets. To an old...

A Room on Lorelei Street by Mary E. Pearson (.MP3)

Requirements: MP3 Player, 6 hrs and 42 mins, 181.4 mb Overview: A room is not much. It is not arms holding you. Not a kiss on the forehead. Not a packed lunch or a remembered birthday. Just a room. But for 17-year-old Zoe, struggling to shed the suffocating responsibility of her alcoholic mother and the controlling guilt of her grandmother, a rented room on Lorelei Street is a fierce grab for...

Draw the Dark by Ilsa J. Bick (.MP3)

Requirements: MP3 Player, 9 hrs and 57 mins, 238.8 mb Overview: There are things in Winter, Wisconsin, folks just don't talk about. The murder way back in '45 is one. The near-suicide of a first-grade teacher is another. And then there is 17-year old Christian Cage. Christian's parents disappeared when he was a little boy, and ever since he's drawn and painted obsessively, trying desperately to...

When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore (.MP3)

Requirements: MP3 Player, 8 hrs and 18 mins, 224.9 mb Overview: To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. Roses grow out of Miel's wrist, and rumors say that she spilled out of a water tower when she was five. Sam is known for the moons he paints and hangs in the trees and for how little anyone knows about his life before he and his mother moved...