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Titles available from J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hobbit
by J.R.R. Tolkien
Read by Martin Shaw
Abridged
• 4 Cassettes
• 6 hours
A great modern classic and the prelude to J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.

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(P) 2000 by HMCo


Letters from Father Christmas
by J.R.R. Tolkien
Read by Derek Jacobi
Unabridged
• 2 Cassettes
• 2 hours
An enchanting collection of letters brought to life with specially arranged holiday music.

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(P) 2000 by HMCo


Titles available in the Best American Series
The Best American Short Stories™ 2004
Edited by Lorrie Moore
Series editor Katrina Kenison
Read by Lorrie Moore, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Catherine Brady, and others
Unabridged selections
• 4 Cassettes
• 4 Compact Discs
• 4.5 hours
The Best American Short Stories anthology offers up an annual bumper crop of the best short fiction. This year's stories come handpicked by a beloved master of the form, Lorrie Moore.

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(P) 2004 Houghton Mifflin Company
Introduction copyright © 2004 by Lorrie Moore


The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2004
Edited by Dave Eggers
Introduction by Viggo Mortensen
Selections read by Dave Eggers, Viggo Mortensen, David Sedaris, and others
• 3 Compact Discs
• 3 hours
Dave Eggers, who edits The Best American Nonrequired Reading annually, has once again chosen the best and least-expected contemporary fiction, nonfiction, and satire from publications large and small.

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(P) 2004 Houghton Mifflin Company
Foreword copyright © 2004 by Dave Eggers


The Best American Mystery Stories 2004
Edited by Nelson DeMille
Series editor Otto Penzler
Read by Otto Penzler and others
Unabridged selections
• 4 Compact Discs
• 4 hours
The eighth installment of the premier mystery anthology promises to be the most thrilling volume yet. Here are seven tales drawn from the year's best.

Featured audio sample read by Otto Penzler

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(P) 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company
Introduction copyright © 2004 by Nelson DeMille


The Best American Short Stories™ 2003
Edited by Walter Mosley
Read by Walter Mosley, Mona Simpson, Jess Row, and others
Unabridged selections
• 4 Cassettes
• 4 Compact Discs
• 4.5 hours
From The Best American Short Stories® 2003 collection, here are seven luminous tales that explore the nuances of family life, love, and loss.

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(P) 2003 by Houghton Mifflin Company
Introduction copyright © 2003 by Walter Mosley


The Best American Mystery Stories™ 2003
edited by Michael Connelly
Read by Otto Penzler and others
Unabridged selections
• 4 Compact Discs
• 4 hours
The seventh installment of the premier mystery anthology boasts pulse-quickening stories from all reaches of the genre.

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(P) 2003 by Houghton Mifflin Company
Introduction copyright © 2003 by Michael Connelly


The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2003
Edited by Dave Eggers
Read by Dave Eggers, Zadie Smith, Chuck Klosterman, and others
• 3 Compact Discs
• 3 hours
A sampling of the best and least-expected fiction, nonfiction, satire, investigative reporting, and more, from traditional and alternative publications.

Featured audio sample read by Zadie Smith

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(P) 2003 by Houghton Mifflin Company
Introduction copyright © 2003 by Zadie Smith


The Best American Travel Writing 2003
Edited by Ian Frazier
Read by Ian Frazier, Rebecca Barry, Lawrence Millman, and others
Unabridged selections
• 4 Compact Discs
• 4.5 hours
Discover the best in armchair travel with these ten wide-ranging selections, from the cold expanses of the Arctic to the wild jungles of the Congo and beyond.

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(P) 2003 by Houghton Mifflin Company
Introduction copyright © 2003 by Ian Frazier


The Best American Short Stories™ 2002
Edited by Sue Miller
Read by Carolyn Cooke, Richard Ford, Sue Miller, Akhil Sharma, and others
Unabridged selections
• 4 Cassettes
• 5 Compact Discs
• 6 hours
From the best-selling short fiction anthology, eight unabridged tales that are full of subtle wisdom and shimmering insights into love and loss.

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(P) 2002 by HMCo
Introduction copyright © 2001 by Sue Miller


The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2002
Edited by Dave Eggers
Selections read by Dave Eggers, Sam Lipsyte, Eric Schlosser, and others
Unabridged selections
• 3 Compact Discs
• 3.5 hours
The newest addition to the Best American series, as featured on National Public Radio. Selections are drawn from such publications as Jane, Sports Illustrated, and The Onion.

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(P) 2002 by HMCo
Introduction copyright © 2001 by Dave Eggers


The Best American Mystery Stories 2002
Edited by James Ellroy
Selected stories read by Otto Penzler and others
Unabridged selections
• 4 Cassettes
• 5 Compact Discs
• 5.5 hours
For five years The Best American Mystery Stories has thrilled fans of all reaches of the genre with its wide variety and peerless quality.

Featured audio sample read by Otto Penzler.

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(P) 2002 by HMCo
"A Family Game" copyright © 2001 by Brendan DuBois


The Best American Travel Writing 2002
Edited by Frances Mayes
Selected essays read by Adam Gopnik, Molly O'Neill, David Sedaris, and others
Unabridged selections
• 4 Cassettes
• 4 Compact Discs
• 5.5 hours
Ten unabridged tales on such varied concerns as God and airports, a dangerous Bolivian festival, one perfect meal in Cambodia, the eternal pleasures of Rome, and much more.

Featured audio sample read by Frances Mayes.

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(P) 2002 by HMCo
Introduction copyright © 2001 by Frances Mayes


The Best American Short Stories™ 2001
Edited by Barbara Kingsolver
Selected stories read by Rick Bass, Elizabeth Graver, Rick Moody, and others
9 unabridged stories
• 4 Cassettes
• 5 Compact Discs
• 5.5 hours
The first, best, and best-selling collection of short fiction, edited by the author of Prodigal Summer.

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(P) 2001 by HMCo
"The Fireman" copyright © 2000 by Rick Bass


The Best American Travel Writing 2001
Edited by Paul Theroux
Selected essays read by Paul Theroux, Gretel Ehrlich, Russell Banks, Susan Orlean, and others
11 unabridged essays
• 4 Cassettes
• 5 Compact Discs
• 6 hours
The second annual volume of the most provocative travel writing in the country, edited by the author of Hotel Honolulu.

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(P) 2001 by HMCo
Introduction copyright © 2001 by Paul Theroux


The Best American Mystery Stories 2001
Edited by Lawrence Block
Read by Lawrence Block and others
9 unabridged stories
• 4 Cassettes
• 5 Compact Discs
• 6 hours
Best-selling mystery writer Lawrence Block lends his talents to the series by reading a sampling of his choices for the year's finest writing.

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(P) 2001 by HMCo


The Best American Short Stories™ of the Century
Edited by John Updike
Selected essays read by Tim O'Brien, John Updike, Lorrie Moore, and others
Unabridged
• 4 Cassettes/Volume
Volume I
Volume II
• 10 Compact Discs (Volumes I and II)
• 6 hours/volume
"A spectacular tapestry of fictional achievement." — Entertainment Weekly

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(P) 2000 by HMCo
"The Things They Carried" copyright © 1990 by Tim O'Brien


The Best American Essays of the Century
Edited by Joyce Carol Oates
Read by Joyce Carol Oates, Jon Krakauer, Kathleen Norris, Garrison Keillor, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and others
Unabridged essays
• 4 Cassettes/Volume
Volume I
Volume II
• 5 hours/volume
An "outstanding, galvanic collection." — Entertainment Weekly

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(P) 2001 by HMCo


The Best American Short Stories™ 2000
Edited by E. L. Doctorow
Selected stories read by Tim Gautreaux, ZZ Packer, and others
8 unabridged stories
• 4 Cassettes
• 5 Compact Discs
• 5.5 hours
The most talked-about stories of the year, alongside undiscovered gems.

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(P) 2000 by HMCo
"Welding With Children" copyright © 1999 by Tim Gautreaux


The Best American Mystery Stories 2000
Edited by Donald E. Westlake
Read by Donald E. Westlake and others
8 unabridged stories
• 4 Cassettes
• 5 Compact Discs
• 5.5 hours
Mystery writers of America grand master Donald E. Westlake presents his selections for the best mystery writing of 2000.

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(P) 2000 by HMCo


The Best American Short Stories™ 1999
Edited by Amy Tan
Selected stories read by Jhumpa Lahiri, Pam Houston, Junot Díaz, and others
8 unabridged stories
• 4 Cassettes
• 5 hours
Stories that will satisfy your appetite for magic and mystery.

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(P) 1999 by HMCo
Introduction copyright © 1999 by Amy Tan


The Best American Short Stories™ 1998
Edited by Garrison Keillor
Selected stories read by Garrison Keillor, John Updike, and others
9 unabridged stories
• 4 Cassettes
• 5.5 hours
The inaugural audio edition of the best-selling short fiction collection. "Always lives up to its reputation." — Publishers Weekly

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(P) 1998 by HMCo
Introduction copyright © 1998 by Garrison Keillor



Peterson Field Guide Audio Series
A Field Guide to Backyard Bird Song: Eastern and Central North America
by Richard K. Walton and Robert W. Lawson
• 1 Cassette
• 1 Compact Disc
• 1 hour, 6 minutes
Learn to identify 28 of the most common backyard birds by their songs and calls.

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Editor's note copyright © 1991 by Roger Tory Peterson
Text copyright © 1991 by Richard K. Walton and Robert W. Lawson
Recordings copyright © 1991 by the Library of Natural Sounds; Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Ithaca, N.Y., and the Borror Laboratory of Bioacoustics, Ohio State University
Narration copyright © 1991 by Richard K. Walton and Robert W. Lawson
Illustrations copyright © 1982, from Field Guide to Birds Coloring Book and © 1987 from Field Guide to Mammals Coloring Book, by Houghton Mifflin Company


A Field Guide to Bird Songs: Eastern and Central North America
by Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
• 1 Compact Disc
• 1 hour, 14 minutes
Organized as a companion to Roger Tory Peterson's Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America, this CD includes the songs and calls of 267 species found east of the Rockies.

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Copyright © 1990 by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and Interactive Audio


A Field Guide to Western Bird Songs: Western North America
by Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
• 1 Compact Disc
• 1 hour, 43 minutes
Organized as a companion to Roger Tory Peterson's Field Guide to Western Birds, this CD includes the songs and calls of 522 species found in western North America.

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Copyright © 1992 by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and Interactive Audio


Birding by Ear: Eastern and Central North America
by Richard K. Walton and Robert W. Lawson
• 3 Cassettes
• 3 Compact Discs
• 3 hours, 8 minutes
Using an educational and entertaining method for learning bird songs, these CDs teach the songs and calls of 85 common species.

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Editor's note copyright © 1989 by Roger Tory Peterson
Text and narration copyright © 1990 by Richard K. Walton and Robert W. Lawson
Recordings copyright © 1990 by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and Interactive Audio, and the Borror Laboratory of Bioacoustics, Ohio State University
Illustrations copyright © 1990 by Houghton Mifflin Company


Birding by Ear: Western North America
by Richard K. Walton and Robert W. Lawson
illustrated by John Sill
• 3 Cassettes
• 3 Compact Discs
• 2 hours, 58 minutes
Includes 90 common birds found west of the Great Plains, arranged in groups with similar vocalizations.

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Editor's note copyright © 1990 by Roger Tory Peterson
Text copyright © 1990 by Richard K. Walton and Robert W. Lawson
Narration copyright © 1990 by Richard K. Walton and Robert W. Lawson
Recordings copyright © 1990 by the Library of Natural Sounds; Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Ithaca, N.Y., and the Borror Laboratory of Bioacoustics, Ohio State University
Illustrations copyright © 1990 by Houghton Mifflin Company


More Birding by Ear: Eastern and Central North America
by Richard K. Walton and Robert W. Lawson
• 3 Cassettes
• 3 Compact Discs
• 2 hours, 47 minutes
More Birding by Ear employs the proven techniques of the original Birding by Ear for 96 additional species of birds found east of the Rockies.

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Editor's note copyright © 1994 by Roger Tory Peterson
Text and narration copyright © 1994 by Richard K. Walton and Robert W. Lawson
Recordings copyright © 1994 by Nature Sound Studio, Ithaca, N.Y., and the Borror Laboratory of Bioacoustics, Ohio State University
Illustrations copyright © 1994 by Houghton Mifflin Company


Titles available from Philip Roth
The Dying Animal
by Philip Roth
Read by Arliss Howard
Unabridged
• 2 Cassettes
• 4 hours
A story about the power of eros and the fact of death by two-time National Book Award winner Philip Roth.

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(P) 2001 by HMCo
Copyright © 2001 by Philip Roth


The Human Stain
by Philip Roth
Read by Arliss Howard with Debra Winger
Unabridged
• 8 Cassettes
• 14.5 hours
"High marks for keeping the listener's rapt attention from start to finish." — Audiofile

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(P) 2000 by HMCo
Copyright © 2000 by Philip Roth


The Plot Against America: A Novel
by Philip Roth
Read by Ron Silver
Unabridged
• 11 Compact Discs
• 13 hours
When the renowned aviation hero and rabid isolationist Charles A. Lindbergh defeated Franklin Roosevelt by a landslide in the 1940 presidential election, fear invaded every Jewish household in America. What then followed in America is the historical setting for this startling new book by Pulitzer Prize–winner Philip Roth.

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(P) 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company
Copyright © 2004 by Philip Roth


Titles available from Penelope Fitzgerald
The Means of Escape
by Penelope Fitzgerald
Read by Donada Peters
Unabridged
• 2 Cassettes
• 3 hours
"A collection and performance to treasure." —Audiofile

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(P) 2000 by HMCo
Copyright © 2000 by Penelope Fitzgerald


The Bookshop
by Penelope Fitzgerald
Read by Donada Peters
Unabridged
• 2 Cassettes
• 4 hours
"A little gem . . . a classic." — New York Times Book Review

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(P) 2001 by HMCo
Copyright © 1978 by Penelope Fitzgerald


Other titles available from Houghton Mifflin Audio Books
Bay of Souls
by Robert Stone
Read by Arliss Howard
Unabridged
• 4 Cassettes
• 6 hours
"A small masterpiece, possessed of a relentless lucidity that recalls Conrad and Graham Greene at their peaks. Stone's best yet." — Kirkus Reviews (starred)

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(P) 2003 by Houghton Mifflin Company
Copyright © 2003 by Robert Stone


The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen
by Jacques Pépin
Read by Michel Chevalier
Unabridged narrative text
• 6 Cassettes
• 8 Compact Discs
• 10 hours
The story of one boy's coming of age paired with the tale of America's culinary awakening. "Fast-moving and often touching . . . [a] charming memoir." — Publishers Weekly

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(P) 2003 by Houghton Mifflin Company
Copyright © 2003 by Jacques Pépin


Sober for Good
by Anne M. Fletcher
Read by the author
Unabridged
• 5 Cassettes
• 9 hours
The perfect book for anyone who has ever struggled not to drink, coped with someone who has a drinking problem, or secretly wondered, "Do I drink too much?"

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(P) 2002 by HMCo
Copyright © 2001 by Anne M. Fletcher


July, July
by Tim O'Brien
Read by Jay O. Sanders
Unabridged
• 6 Cassettes
• 9.5 hours
At the thirtieth reunion of Minnesota’s Darton Hall College class of 1969, ten old friends reassemble for a weekend of dancing, drinking, flirting, and reminiscing. The definitive novel of the baby boom generation, from the author of Going After Cacciato.

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(P) 2002 by HMCo
Copyright © 2002 by Tim O'Brien


The Wind Done Gone:
The Unauthorized Parody

by Alice Randall
Read by the author
Unabridged
• 3 Cassettes
• 4 Compact Discs
• 5 hours
The national bestseller, now available on audiocassette and compact disc. "A must-read." — Quincy Jones

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(P) 2001 by HMCo
Copyright © 2001 by Alice Randall


Wild Decembers
by Edna O'Brien
Read by Suzanne Bertish
Unabridged
• 4 Cassettes
• 7 hours
"Bertish's talent renders all of the characters utterly convincing." — Publishers Weekly, starred review

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(P) 2000 by HMCo
Copyright © 2000 by Edna O'Brien






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