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THE AMERICAN SPIRIT

THE AMERICAN SPIRIT Who We Are and What We Stand For

by David McCullough | Read by David McCullough

Simon & Schuster Audio
Contemporary Culture

Ever since the author made a national reputation with his voice by narrating Ken Burns's Civil War documentary in the late 1980s, he has staked a claim to being "America's Storyteller." This audiobook of McCullough's collected speeches contains no new research, only recitations of what he believes are our strengths as a nation. The speeches are interesting, and this work... Read More

ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY

ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY

by Neil deGrasse Tyson | Read by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Blackstone Audio
Contemporary Culture

One thing that emerges from this thoughtful and entertaining study of space and time by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium, is that what we don't know about the universe is as fascinating as what we do know, especially when Tyson is our guide. Tyson's well-known narrative skills are used to full effect explaining concepts such as the big... Read More

THE AWKWARD THOUGHTS OF W. KAMAU BELL

THE AWKWARD THOUGHTS OF W. KAMAU BELL Tales of a 6' 4", African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama's Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian

Earphones Award Winner

by W. Kamau Bell | Read by W. Kamau Bell

Penguin Audio
Contemporary Culture

The author, political satirist and comedian W. Kamau Bell, is the best person to narrate this look at race, gender, and sexuality in contemporary America. Bell infuses the contradictions and confusion of his youth, when he was a burgeoning intellectual, with his signature sardonic delivery, which will be familiar to fans of his CNN show. Listeners will appreciate his casual... Read More

CHASING SPACE

CHASING SPACE An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances

by Leland Melvin | Read by Ron Butler

Harper Audio
Biography & Memoir

Ron Butler's narration is both understated yet focused, which is the right tone for African-American astronaut Leland Melvin's memoir. Butler's voice takes the listener through Melvin's amazing journey of accomplishment. His successes seem staggering, but he doesn't stop to bask in his glory. In fact, it appears he doesn't stop, period. This is a life trajectory that moves from... Read More

COME SUNDOWN

COME SUNDOWN

Earphones Award Winner

by Nora Roberts | Read by Elisabeth Rodgers

Brilliance Audio
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Elisabeth Rodgers and author Nora Roberts create a gripping romantic suspense set in western Montana. In the audiobook's opening, young Alice Bodine has a terrifying encounter with a stranger when she runs away from home. When she doesn't return, her family believes her to be dead. Flashing forward to the present, Alice's niece, Bodine, is running the family dude... Read More

DO NOT BECOME ALARMED

DO NOT BECOME ALARMED

by Maile Meloy | Read by Maile Meloy

Penguin Audio
Fiction

A cruise goes horribly wrong for three families whose children are abducted following a series of mishaps. Author Maile Meloy narrates her book with an easy confidence that comes from knowing the characters and plot firsthand. There's a wide cast of characters, many speaking Spanish, and Meloy's authentic pronunciation helps to create verisimilitude in the Central American... Read More

THE FORCE

THE FORCE

by Don Winslow | Read by Dion Graham

Blackstone Audio
Mystery & Suspense

This mystery made me feel as if I were back in Washington Heights. And if you're a stranger to New York City, you'll get a feel for some of what makes up this Jove among the great cities of the world. But don't allow it to color your view of its police and politicians--this really is fiction. Narrator Dion Graham sounds like a native of any of the neighborhoods that make up the... Read More

THE GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE

THE GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE

Earphones Award Winner

by Mackenzi Lee | Read by Christian Coulson

Harper Audio
Young Adult

Fair warning--it'll be hard to press pause once narrator Christian Coulson begins sweeping you along on this breathless historical adventure. Henry (Monty) Montague; his younger sister, Felicity; and his best friend, Percy, set out from England for a grand tour of Europe, their last youthful fling before surrendering to adulthood. Coulson flawlessly gives voice to Monty's... Read More

LORD OF SHADOWS

LORD OF SHADOWS The Dark Artifices, Book 2

by Cassandra Clare | Read by James Marsters

Simon & Schuster Audio
Young Adult

Narrator James Marsters brings a large cast of characters to life as the Shadowhunters continue the never-ending fight against evil. Marsters delivers Emma's passion as she struggles to ignore her feelings for Julian, despite their mutual affection for each other. As Emma and Julian embark on a mission to Faerie, they come across many different beings, whom Marsters portrays... Read More

THE MINISTRY OF UTMOST HAPPINESS

THE MINISTRY OF UTMOST HAPPINESS

Earphones Award Winner

by Arundhati Roy | Read by Arundhati Roy

Random House Audio
Fiction

If Arundhati Roy's lyrical prose, melodic voice, and lilting accents aren't enough, the stories of Anjum, Tilottama, and a cast of society's misbegotten--interwoven with India's social and political growing pains--will keep listeners captivated. Born with both male and female genitalia and raised male, Anjum is a woman trapped in a man's body. She leaves her family home and... Read More

THE MIST

THE MIST

by Stephen King | Read by Will Patton

Simon & Schuster Audio
Horror

When an ominous mist rolls into town, David and his son, Billy, find themselves trapped in a grocery store. Along with others in the store, they try to figure out what monsters lie beyond--and within--and how they can survive. Will Patton's narration will send shivers down the spines of listeners as he shifts between pitched moments of confrontation and frustrating lulls as the... Read More

SAINTS FOR ALL OCCASIONS

SAINTS FOR ALL OCCASIONS

by J. Courtney Sullivan | Read by Susan Denaker

Random House Audio
Fiction

Narrator Susan Denaker creates an unforgettable experience that reflects the intensity of a family's emotions as she alternates between past and present. In 1957, sisters Nora and Theresa journeyed from Ireland to Boston, seeking opportunity. The choices they made led to heartbreaking consequences. Their adult children, unaware of this past, harbor disappointments and ambitions... Read More

TRAJECTORY

TRAJECTORY Stories

Earphones Award Winner

by Richard Russo | Read by Amanda Carlin, Arthur Morey, Fred Sanders, Mark Bramhall

Random House Audio
Fiction

In this collection of short stories and novellas by the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, a team of talented narrators--Amanda Carlin, Arthur Morey, Fred Sanders, and Mark Bramhall--takes to the task of portraying Russo's troubled male protagonists, who believe they're special when, in truth, they're, most times, just slightly above average. Morey shines brightest with dramatic... Read More

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