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#1 THE GUARDIANS

John Grisham

Cullen Post, a lawyer and Episcopal minister, antagonizes some ruthless killers when he takes on a wrongful conviction case. Read by Michael Beck. 11 hours, 50 minutes unabridged.

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#2 THE GIVER OF STARS

Jojo Moyes

In Depression-era Kentucky, five women refuse to be cowed by men or convention as they deliver books. Read by Julia Whelan. 13 hours, 52 minutes unabridged.

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#3 WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING

Delia Owens

A young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect. Read by Cassandra Campbell. 12 hours, 12 minutes unabridged.

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#4 THE DUTCH HOUSE

Ann Patchett

A sibling relationship is impacted when the family goes from poverty to wealth and back again over the course of many decades. Read by Tom Hanks. 9 hours, 53 minutes unabridged.

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#5 THE LAST WISH

Andrzej Sapkowski

Linked stories follow the exploits of Geralt of Rivia, a monster-slaying mercenary. Read by Peter Kenny. 10 hours, 17 minutes unabridged.

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#6 THE SILENT PATIENT

Alex Michaelides

A famous painter stops speaking after shooting her husband. Read by Jack Hawkins and Louise Brealey. 8 hours, 43 minutes unabridged.

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#7 CONVICTION

Denise Mina

A housewife’s secret past intersects with a true crime podcast. Read by Cathleen McCarron. 9 hours, 46 minutes unabridged.

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#8 BLOOD OF ELVES

Andrzej Sapkowski

The first book in the Witcher series. As war looms, Geralt of Rivia must protect the prophesied savior of the world. Read by Peter Kenny. 10 hours, 55 minutes unabridged.

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#9 THE WATER DANCER

Ta-Nehisi Coates

A young man who was gifted with a mysterious power becomes part of a war between slavers and the enslaved. Read by Joe Morton. 14 hours, 14 minutes unabridged.

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#10 A MINUTE TO MIDNIGHT

David Baldacci

When Atlee Pine returns to her hometown to investigate her sister’s kidnapping from 30 years ago, she winds up tracking a potential serial killer. Read by Brittany Pressley and Kyf Brewer. 12 hours, 11 minutes unabridged.

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#11 THE INSTITUTE

Stephen King

Children with special talents are abducted and sequestered in an institution. Read by Santino Fontana. 18 hours, 59 minutes unabridged.

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#12 THE RISE OF MAGICKS

Nora Roberts

The third book in the Chronicles of the One series. Fallon Swift goes up against an old foe. Read by Julia Whelan. 14 hours, 3 minutes unabridged.

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#13 THE FAMILY UPSTAIRS

Lisa Jewell

Libby Jones learns the identity of her parents and inherits a London mansion, but this comes with a mystery of multiple murders. Read by Tamaryn Payne, Bea Holland and Dom Thornburn. 9 hours, 35 minutes unabridged.

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#14 BLUE MOON

Lee Child

Jack Reacher gets caught up in a turf war between Ukrainian and Albanian gangs. Read by Scott Brick. 11 hours, 21 minutes unabridged.

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#15 NORSE MYTHOLOGY

Neil Gaiman

A modern retelling of Norse folklore. Read by the author. 6 hours, 29 minutes unabridged.

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