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AN ALMOND FOR A PARROT

AN ALMOND FOR A PARROT

Earphones Award Winner

by Wray Delaney | Read by Rachel Atkins

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Historical Fiction

Narrator Rachel Atkins brings eighteenth-century London to life--all the squalor and beauty of the teeming metropolis are present in her narration of this bawdy, picaresque homage to Moll Flanders. Tully Truegood is in prison, accused of murder. To pass the time, she writes her memoir of how she became a courtesan. But Tully's story is more complex than the trope of the fallen... Read More

THE ESSEX SERPENT

THE ESSEX SERPENT

Earphones Award Winner

by Sarah Perry | Read by Juanita McMahon

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Historical Fiction

An array of adjectives comes to mind at the opening words of this audiobook: alluring, poetic, with an air of exactness and aged wisdom. The setting is late-nineteenth-century England, and the story involves a young widow, a vicar, and a serpent. But it's really about so much more as it asks questions about independence, faith, and love. Narrator Juanita McMahon expertly... Read More

THE FROZEN HOURS

THE FROZEN HOURS A Novel of the Korean War

by Jeff Shaara | Read by Paul Michael

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Historical Fiction

Jeff Shaara's writing about the icy Korean War battle at Chosin and its steep toll is reflective, getting into the thoughts of the people who fight on both sides. Narrator Paul Michael's voice takes on a tough quality for the Americans' actions and emotions. Michael becomes more subdued, with a whisper of China's moral certainty, as he shifts to the camp of North Korea's... Read More

THE LONELY HEARTS HOTEL

THE LONELY HEARTS HOTEL

by Heather O'Neill | Read by Julia Whelan

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Historical Fiction

Narrator Julia Whelan's refined, feminine voice might seem a strange choice for this moody, peculiar novel heavily laced with violence and vulgarity. But Whelan's pleasant style is perfectly suited to the almost magical, scintillating tale of Pierrot and Rose. Abandoned in an orphanage as babies, they perform an eccentric musical act during their adolescent years--but are... Read More

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