Atmospheric Disturbances (audiobook)

Cover art by Billy Jean
7.6 hrs • 6 CDs• 1 MP3 CD • Unabridged
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 05/27/08
Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
- 05/27/08 9781433214424
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MP3 CD MP3-CDs: Come in a durable vinyl case similar to a dvd case. An index of contents and tracking information are included within the Mp3-CD format. MP3's can be played on any compatible CD player 
- 05/27/08 9781433214455
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Playaway Playaway: Playaway editions are a pre loaded audio device that is half the size of deck of cards. Simply plugin headphones and listen. 
- 02/01/09 9781433276057
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