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CARVE THE MARK

CARVE THE MARK

by Veronica Roth | Read by Emily Rankin, Austin Butler

Harper Audio
Young Adult

In a distant galaxy, a life force called "The Current" bestows powers upon each individual and with them, a predetermined, secret destiny. Narrator Austin Butler solemnly recounts the story of Akos, a young man from the ruling nation of Thuvhe whose quiet life changes in a flash when his fate and those of his siblings, unknown to even themselves, are made public--leaving them... Read More

THE EPIC FAIL OF ARTURO ZAMORA

THE EPIC FAIL OF ARTURO ZAMORA

Earphones Award Winner

by Pablo Cartaya | Read by Pablo Cartaya

Listening Library
Children

Pablo Cartaya brings humor, poignancy, and a fresh voice to his reading of his audiobook. His prose is rich with imagery and honesty, and his cast of characters is bursting with warmth, personality, and passion. When Arturo's family is threatened by a land developer, they must band together to protect their neighborhood. Through lively prose and a lyrical narration, Cartaya... Read More

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

by J.K. Rowling, Newt Scamander | Read by Eddie Redmayne

Pottermore from J.K. Rowling
Children

Anyone who has read Harry Potter knows what a hippogriff is, but what about a hippocamus? In the new audiobook by J.K. Rowling, narrator Eddie Redmayne explains that a hippocamus is a half-horse, half-fish creature not to be messed with. Redmayne gives us descriptions of dozens of creatures, along with warnings when necessary. His delivery is so perfect that I'll be looking for... Read More

GWENDY'S BUTTON BOX

GWENDY'S BUTTON BOX

Earphones Award Winner

by Stephen King, Richard Chizmer | Read by Maggie Siff

Simon & Schuster Audio
Fiction

Listeners are introduced to 12-year-old Gwendy Peterson atop a cliffside stairway to Castle View, a park in the town of Castle Rock, Maine. There Gwendy meets Richard Farris, a strange man who knows just a little too much about her, and receives a gift that for a decade brings her good fortune and unthinkable terror. Maggie Siff narrates with touches of nostalgia, wonder, and... Read More

HOUSE OF NAMES

HOUSE OF NAMES

by Colm Tóibín | Read by Juliet Stevenson, Charlie Anson, Pippa Nixon

Simon & Schuster Audio
Fiction

When it comes to female characters who have something to say, Colm Tóibín, author of the intense NORA WEBSTER and the scorching TESTAMENT OF MARY, is on a roll. This time he's written his version of the Greek myth about King Agamemnon, who kills his daughter Iphigenia to make the winds rise, engendering the enmity of his wife (and Iphigenia's mother), Clytemnestra. Juliet... Read More

INTO THE WATER

INTO THE WATER

by Paula Hawkins | Read by Laura Aikman, Sophie Aldred, Rachel Bavidge, Imogen Church, Daniel Weyman

Penguin Audio
Fiction

The river has claimed many lives over the years, and in the span of less than one year, two more women have been claimed. One woman had been researching the river and its victims; the other was a teenager who had no known motive to kill herself. Five narrators tell the story from the points of view of more than 15 characters. Each character's voice is unique, but the multitude... Read More

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: WONDER WOMAN

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: WONDER WOMAN Mythos

by Carol Lay | Read by Richard Rohan, Colleen Delany, and a Full Cast

GraphicAudio
Audio Theater

Graphic Audio's full cast and amazing special effects create a total package for Carol Lay's story about the discovery of a dimension with a race of warlike men, the mirror opposite of Wonder Woman's peaceful Amazons. Clever sound effects allow the listener to imagine Green Lantern's solid light beams and the "whoosh" of the speedy Flash racing to the rescue. Colleen Delany... Read More

OPTION B

OPTION B Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy

Earphones Award Winner

by Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant | Read by Elisa Donovan

Random House Audio
Personal Growth

Narrator Elisa Donovan's palpable empathy adds to her authentic delivery of this profound and personal audio. With relaxed pacing and conversational phrasing, she makes the pathos and advice unfold with unfailing grace. Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg's reactions to the unexpected death of her husband in 2015 constitute the core narrative, which features descriptions of how... Read More

PRUSSIAN BLUE

PRUSSIAN BLUE Bernie Gunther, Book 12

Earphones Award Winner

by Philip Kerr | Read by John Lee

Penguin Audio
Mystery & Suspense

Bernie Gunther is a shrewd German detective in prewar Nazi Germany. Narrator John Lee is the personification of Gunther--full of sarcasm, street smarts, and dark wit. When Gunther is forced by the Nazis to investigate the murders of Hitler's right-hand men in Austria, Lee takes listeners on Gunther's tumultuous and treacherous journey, keeping them riveted as he continually... Read More

THE SECRET HISTORY OF TWIN PEAKS

THE SECRET HISTORY OF TWIN PEAKS

by Mark Frost | Read by Kyle MacLachlan, Russ Tamblyn, Michael Horse, David Patrick Kelly, Amy Shiels, Robert Knepper, James Morrison, Annie Wersching, Len Cariou, Matt Hostetler

Macmillan Audio
Fiction

With some original cast members and one of the original authors, this audiobook tells the fictional history of Twin Peaks and proves more engaging than its print counterpart. Through reports, journals, newspaper stories, and other epistolary material, this case-book narrative begins in the early 1800s and leads into the original show’s plot before moving into the present. Many... Read More

SINCE WE FELL

SINCE WE FELL

by Dennis Lehane | Read by Julia Whelan

Harper Audio
Mystery & Suspense

If you listen to audiobooks in the car, prepare to find yourself sitting in the driveway with this one. Julia Whelan does a near flawless job delivering this palpitation-inducing psychological thriller from the great Dennis Lehane. She's good at accents, switching ages and genders, and her pacing is impeccable. Rachel Childs, the only child of a beautiful, very smart, very... Read More

SONG OF THE LION

SONG OF THE LION Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito, Book 21

by Anne Hillerman | Read by Christina Delaine

Harper Audio
Mystery & Suspense

With this third performance, narrator Christina Delaine has made the persona of Navajo policewoman Bernie Manuelito her own. Delaine has mastered the measured cadence of Southwestern Native Americans and also delivers convincing renditions of Navajo terms. Fans of Hillerman's father, Tony, will be happy to hear that his most beloved characters, Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn, live... Read More

SYCAMORE

SYCAMORE

by Bryn Chancellor | Read by Cassandra Campbell, Xe Sands, Steven Jay Cohen, Sara Morsey, Teri Schnaubelt

Harper Audio
Fiction

Laura Brennan, newly arrived in the town of Sycamore, Arizona, is out for a run when she discovers what appear to be human bones embedded in an arroyo. Could they be the remains of 17-year-old Jess Winters, herself a new resident when she disappeared 18 years earlier? A talented cast of narrators pulls the listener into this small community as its residents uncover the... Read More

THIS FIGHT IS OUR FIGHT

THIS FIGHT IS OUR FIGHT The Battle to Save America's Middle Class

by Elizabeth Warren | Read by Elizabeth Warren

Macmillan Audio
Contemporary Culture

Senator Elizabeth Warren narrates her new audiobook on the state of the nation with passion and conviction. Her clearly written treatise explores the rise and fall of the middle class over the last 80 years and ends with a handful of action points that can help make life better for working families, even in today's divisive political climate. Warren is a natural behind the mic,... Read More

WONDER WOMAN UNBOUND

WONDER WOMAN UNBOUND The Curious History of the World's Most Famous Heroine

by Tim Hanley | Read by Colby Elliott

Last Word Audio, LLC
Contemporary Culture

Narrator Colby Elliott ably delivers the seven-decade history of Wonder Woman as well as the life of her creator, William Moulton Marston, whose story is as colorful as his character’s. Elliott straightforwardly recounts Marston's polyamorous relationships with two women and explains his belief that women will eventually "rule" the world—a view that inspired his vision of... Read More

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