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THE ULTIMATUM

THE ULTIMATUM The Guardian, Book 1

by Karen Robards | Read by Julia Whelan

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Think Jason Bourne, but female. Narrator Julia Whelan easily defines the facets of Bianca--a.k.a. the Guardian--the best international con artist there is. Her father is presumed dead, and she's bound and determined to rescue her little half-sister from those with dangerous intentions. She stays ahead of the villains and even her nemesis, Mickey, the lead agent for an another... Read More

UNASHAMED

UNASHAMED

by LeCrae Moore | Read by Lecrae Moore

ChristianAudio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Lecrae Moore's raw approach to writing and rapping is expressed through his reading style of his autobiography. As a professional hip-hop artist, he knows how much work it takes to recount a true story that is stranger than fiction. As a man who now strives to be real with both God and people, he narrates in an honest tone, allowing his fear and anger and loneliness and longing... Read More

THE UNCOMMONERS #1: THE CROOKED SIXPENCE

THE UNCOMMONERS #1: THE CROOKED SIXPENCE

by Jennifer Bell | Read by Jayne Entwistle

Listening Library | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Jayne Entwistle treats listeners to a tale set under the streets of London--in Lundinor, to be exact, a place where people and objects are not always what they seem. As 11-year-old Ivy Sparrow and her older brother, Seb, tend to sick, amnesiac Granma Sylvie and search desperately for their parents, they're swept into a mystery that could cost many lives. Entwistle is... Read More

THE UNDERWORLD

THE UNDERWORLD

Earphones Award Winner

by Kevin Canty | Read by Paul Michael Garcia

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

Mining towns are notoriously just a breath and a spark away from disaster, and Silverton, Idaho, was no different. Paul Michael Garcia narrates this fictionalized account of the aftermath of a real-life 1970s underground fire that killed 91 miners. With a sense of detachment, Garcia keeps the emotions close to his chest and the action and observations close to the bone. A new... Read More

THE UNNATURAL WORLD

THE UNNATURAL WORLD The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth's Newest Age

by David Biello | Read by Peter Berkrot

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Contemporary Culture

Biello wrestles with the often disparate elements of the "Anthropocene," the current geological age in which humans are the primary drivers of environmental change. He stitches together the apocalyptic tradition of climate-change journalism and the much more hopeful, but occasionally dark-edged, journalism of technological innovation. Peter Berkrot is an accomplished audiobook... Read More

THE UNSETTLERS

THE UNSETTLERS In Search of the Good Life in Today's America

by Mark Sundeen | Read by Mark Sundeen

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Contemporary Culture

Mark Sundeen offers a journalistically rigorous and personally felt account of three back-to-the-land farming families in three different U.S. regions: Missouri, Detroit, and Montana. Sundeen follows his accounts with discussions of the decisions he and his wife are in the process of making about how to live and raise their family. Sundeen's reading of his own work provides... Read More

UNSUBSCRIBE

UNSUBSCRIBE A Story About One Man's Profound Discovery

by Ross Newkirk | Read by Roberto Scariato

Ross Newkirk | Unabridged
Fiction

In this compact and charming fictional lesson, the term "unsubscribe" is used for all manner of connections, habits, and attitudes that worm their way into our lives and stay there--unless we intentionally replace them. Roberto Scarlato's conversational narration captures the cheery tone the underlies the book's message to simplify and focus anew on what's really important. His... Read More

THE UPSIDE OF UNREQUITED

THE UPSIDE OF UNREQUITED

by Becky Albertalli | Read by Arielle DeLisle

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Arielle DeLisle clearly differentiates the large cast of characters in this audiobook and the rainbow of feelings inherent in adolescent love. Seventeen-year-old Molly is headed for Crush #27--and none have ended in so much as a kiss. DeLisle's narration adds to the story's natural dialogue and honest emotions. She captures Molly's angst, which contrasts with her twin sister,... Read More

THE VANISHING MIDDLE CLASS

THE VANISHING MIDDLE CLASS Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy

Earphones Award Winner

by Peter Temin | Read by Stephen R. Thorne

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Contemporary Culture

The mildly cheery tone in Stephen Thorne's performance helps the medicine go down in this astute and timely overview of why our rich and poor are so economically divided. Along with effortless-sounding enunciation and phrasing, his narration has a personality that connects with the author's progressive ideals without discernible outrage or hectoring. The author, an MIT... Read More

VASSA IN THE NIGHT

VASSA IN THE NIGHT

Earphones Award Winner

by Sarah Porter | Read by Madeleine Maby

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Madeleine Maby's performance never waivers throughout this audiobook for teens. Magic appears in many forms in this Russian folktale turned modern-day horror story. Maby maintains credibility and consistency throughout the many characters that populate the story, clearly distinguishing who or what creature is speaking. Especially well done are the two "lawyers," Picnic... Read More

A VERY EXPENSIVE POISON

A VERY EXPENSIVE POISON The Assassination of Alexander Litvinenko and Putin's War with the West

by Luke Harding | Read by Nicholas Guy Smith

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Contemporary Culture

Deep-voiced English narrator Nicholas Guy Smith gives a matter-of-fact tone to this detailed account of the murder of Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko. A former member of the KGB's successor (the FSB) and a defector to the UK, he became a well-known, outspoken critic of Putin and was murdered in London, probably on orders from Russian officials, through the use of... Read More

VICIOUS CIRCLE

VICIOUS CIRCLE Joe Pickett, Book 17

by C.J. Box | Read by David Chandler

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

David Chandler continues to narrate this excellent series featuring game warden Joe Pickett. The is the 17th in the series, and Chandler has voiced them all, to listeners' delight. Dallas Cates--whom Joe was instrumental in jailing in a previous book--is out of prison and seeking his revenge on Joe and his family. Pickett fans are in for a treat, and so is anyone new to the... Read More

VINCENT AND THEO

VINCENT AND THEO The Van Gogh Brothers

by Deborah Heiligman | Read by Phil Fox

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Phil Fox weaves facts and anecdotes with aplomb as he delivers the biographies of brothers Vincent and Theo van Gogh. Fox's delivery is crisp and precise, a style that goes well with the present-tense writing. The audiobook has the structure of a walk through an art gallery, and Fox helps listeners enter the scenes. This dynamic biography includes imaginative... Read More

VOLCANOES

by Anne Schreiber | Read by Dion Graham

Live Oak Media | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Dion Graham has his work cut out for him in this nonfiction exploration of volcanoes for young people. Given that the read-along book itself is full of sidebars, illustration captions, incidental questions (jokes, really), maps, "word blasts" (glossaries), and postcards, Graham differentiates between them all by using a variety of voices from serious to silly. Graham's... Read More

WAKE A SLEEPING TIGER

WAKE A SLEEPING TIGER Breeds, Book 31

by Lora Leigh | Read by Brianna Bronte

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

The listener is immediately gripped by the plight of the Breeds, genetically enhanced people who were created from human and animal DNA. Narrator Brianna Bronte expertly voices a range of characters, allowing listeners to feel the emotions of each one. Conflict arises between Cullen Maverick, a tiger Breed, and Chelsea Martinez, his human mate, because Chelsea puts herself in... Read More

WAKING LIONS

WAKING LIONS

by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen | Read by Paul Boehmer

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

Deep-voiced Paul Boehmer narrates this police procedural set in Be'er Sheva, the brittle Israeli desert. After Dr. Eitan Green hits and kills an Eritrean man with his car in the middle of the night, he is blackmailed into providing medical treatments to Eritrean refugees. At the same time, Green's wife, a detective, is investigating the hit-and-run. Boehmer's reading echoes the... Read More

WALKAWAY

WALKAWAY

by Cory Doctorow | Read by Amber Benson, Gabrielle de Cuir, Justine Eyre, Amanda Palmer, Lisa Renee Pitts, Wil Wheaton, Mirron Willis

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Science Fiction

In Walkaway communities, individuals bring together their different talents and motivations to create something new and surprising. So using multiple narrators is the perfect way to tell this story. Each actor employs slightly different voicings, which reveal subtle interpretations of character. The performers lend variety to the long passages of dialogue in which characters... Read More

THE WANDERERS

THE WANDERERS

Earphones Award Winner

by Meg Howrey | Read by Mozhan Marno

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

Mozhan Marno narrates a story about training for an expedition to Mars with expert voicing of the many characters. Prime Space, a private company, has selected three astronauts to send to Mars. Before they can go, they must withstand a seventeen-month long simulation of the trip to test their psychological and physical well-being--all, paradoxically, in intense isolation but... Read More

WASHINGTON SQUARE

WASHINGTON SQUARE

by Henry James | Read by Adam Sims

Naxos AudioBooks | Unabridged
Classics

With this performance, narrator Adam Sims sounds both historical and contemporary, bridging the time span between James's nineteenth-century novel and the present day with style. His brisk pace and youthful tone seem modern, while his sharp-edged, superbly enunciated syllables hark back to an earlier time. This dichotomy works to the listener's advantage: One feels transported... Read More

THE WAY OF THE WRITER

THE WAY OF THE WRITER Reflections on the Art and Craft of Storytelling

by Charles Johnson | Read by Mirron Willis

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Contemporary Culture

With an immediate sense of the author's considerable intelligence and considered intensity, narrator Mirron Willis reads this thorough, rigorous, and thought-provoking guide to finding one's voice and working in the real world as a writer. National Book Award winner and MacArthur Fellow Charles Johnson believes that writing is a serious business no matter if one is working on a... Read More

THE WEARLE

THE WEARLE The Erth Dragons, Book 1

by Chris d'Lacey | Read by Jonathan Keeble

Scholastic Audiobooks | Unabridged
Children

On Erth, a group of sophisticated dragons called the Wearle share land with humans in an uneasy truce, the boundary marked by a scorch line. Narrator Jonathan Keeble launches into this tale with gusto, using a plethora of vocalizations that include screeches and roars. His urbane British accent gives the dragons a distinct air of majesty despite their ruthlessness. When a... Read More

THE WEIGHT OF HIM

THE WEIGHT OF HIM

by Ethel Rohan | Read by Tim Gerard Reynolds

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

Tim Gerard-Reynolds's understated and measured narration portrays a grieving Irish family. Gerard-Reynolds counterbalances the novel's tendency to drift into painfully maudlin territory with his natural reading style, which proves all the more rewarding when Rohan depicts genuine grief. Gerard-Reynolds's voicing of each grieving family member as he or she struggles to cope... Read More

WELCOME TO THE UNIVERSE

WELCOME TO THE UNIVERSE An Astrophysical Tour

by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, J. Richard Gott | Read by Michael Butler Murray

Audible, Inc. | Unabridged
Contemporary Culture

Michael Murray's narration is such that he could be a first-rate college lecturer. In terms of delivery, he ranks right up there with the venerable authors of this fine astrophysics survey. In fact, the print version of this book would make a great text for an introductory college course. As an audiobook, however, much is lost without continuous access to the 100-page PDF that... Read More

WE'RE ALL WONDERS

WE'RE ALL WONDERS

by R.J. Palacio | Read by Kivilighan de Montebello

Listening Library | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Kivilighan de Montebello's bright, sparkling voice adds charm to Palacio's recent picture book adaption of the critically acclaimed middle-grade novel WONDER--which sparked the "Choose Kind" anti-bullying movement. This spin-off, aimed at younger listeners, features the voice of the beloved and unforgettable character Auggie, whose life is fraught with difficulty and... Read More

WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?

WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG? Chronicles of St. Mary, Book 6

by Jodi Taylor | Read by Zara Ramm

Audible, Inc. | Unabridged
Fantasy

Madeleine Maxwell has her hands full training a group of new recruits while time traveling to ancient Egypt to observe and record findings. Known to her colleagues as "Max," she is part of the semi-dysfunctional St. Mary's Institute of Historical Research, based in England, a group of professionals who return to the past to clear up historical inaccuracies. The term "time... Read More

WHAT IS POPULISM?

WHAT IS POPULISM?

by Jan-Werner Müller | Read by Simon Vance

Post Hypnotic Press | Unabridged
Contemporary Culture

This short but useful audiobook explains the features of the authoritarian forms of populism that are on the rise throughout the world today. Yes, Müller looks at the United States and Donald Trump, but he also considers populism in places like France, Italy, and Venezuela. The audiobook is fully accessible to the average listener. Simon Vance's narration is as engaging as the... Read More

WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY

WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY Stories

by Lesley Nneka Arimah | Read by Adjoa Andoh

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

Arima's stunning collection of short stories is well rooted in Nigerian culture, both diasporic and native. So it's just as well that narrator Adjoa Andoh has an eclectic palette of accents to draw from as she moves effortlessly across the globe from story to story. Andoh brings a certain coarseness, in particular, to her often ferocious portrayals of motherhood--a coarseness... Read More

WHAT LURKS BENEATH

WHAT LURKS BENEATH

by Ryan Lockwood | Read by Ken Jackson and a Full Cast

GraphicAudio | Audio Program
Audio Theater

Monsters aren't supposed to exist, but deep-sea specialists Eric Watson and Valerie Martell are discovering that's not entirely true. Furthermore, if they don't stop the creature they've discovered, many people at a Bahama resort are going to die. As a fully loaded audio experience, this production mixes the traditional "creature feature" and conspiracy plot with a hint of... Read More

WHAT PATIENTS SAY, WHAT DOCTORS HEAR

WHAT PATIENTS SAY, WHAT DOCTORS HEAR

by Danielle Ofri | Read by Ann M. Richardson

Beacon Press Audio | Unabridged
Contemporary Culture

Between doctors and patients, communication is critical. Danielle Ofri looks at the ways communication happens--and sometimes doesn't happen--from a professional standpoint. Narrator Ann M. Richardson shares Ofri's research and perspective with a personal touch. Richardson's narration is upbeat, with concern in her voice when necessary, matching the best-case scenario for a... Read More

WHERE THE WATER GOES

WHERE THE WATER GOES Life and Death Along the Colorado River

by David Owen | Read by Fred Sanders

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Contemporary Culture

Environmental writer David Owen takes listeners on the Southwest's most iconic and troubled waterway. To his credit, he does some digging into a very complicated topic as he travels (physically) from the Colorado's headwaters near Rocky Mountain National Park to its delta in Mexico. Narrator Fred Sanders adds gravitas to Owen's narrative. His crisp baritone could make a... Read More

WHO KILLED CHRISTOPHER GOODMAN?

WHO KILLED CHRISTOPHER GOODMAN?

by Allan Wolf | Read by Jesse Lee, Nick Podehl, Lauren Ezzo, Whitney Dykhouse, Scott Merriman, Scott Lange, Kate Rudd, Will Damron

Brilliance Audio/ Candlewick | Unabridged
Young Adult

Master storyteller Allan Wolf fictionalizes the true-crime murder of a teen from his hometown. He tells the story from the viewpoints of the young man's schoolmates, including their various reactions to his death. The mark of excellence in a narrating ensemble is that characters are recognizable no matter who is narrating, but that that is not the case here, especially with the... Read More

WHO THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA?

WHO THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA? And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House

by Alyssa Mastromonaco, Lauren Oyler | Read by Alyssa Mastromonaco

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

The Honorable John Kerry's staff assistant and President Barack Obama's deputy chief of staff provides a well-intentioned but lackluster mash-up of a memoir and a guide to political strategy. Precise enunciation by this first-time writer and narrator is admirable, but her monotone delivery seems to assume the listener's interest. Her frequent use of nicknames for other staff is... Read More

WICKED ABYSS

WICKED ABYSS Immortals After Dark, Book 17

Earphones Award Winner

by Kresley Cole | Read by Robert Petkoff

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Robert Petkoff delights listeners with another installment in Kresley Cole's paranormal romance series. Sian, a demon and lord of hell, was betrayed by a fey princess more than a millennium ago. Princess Lila is that fey princess reborn, and now she becomes imprisoned in Sian's castle. To complicate matters, Lila is Sian's fated mate. Petkoff does a fabulous job... Read More

WILD LILY

WILD LILY

by K.M. Peyton | Read by Lauren Irwin

Scholastic Audiobooks | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Lauren Irwin contrasts a steady narrative with moments of passionate dialogue in this historical import from the United Kingdom. As Lily as grows up in the 1920s, she and her friends take exhilarating chances parachuting from the new contraption called an airplane. Irwin delivers these moments at a fast pace filled with excitement. The dialogue becomes more emotional... Read More

WINDFALL

WINDFALL

by Jennifer E. Smith | Read by Tonya Cornelisse

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Tonya Cornelisse's gravelly voice captures the worldliness of Alice, a high school senior who was orphaned at the age of 9. Since then, she has lived with loving relatives. Cornelisse expresses the thoughtful tenderness of Alice's Latina aunt and contrasts this with her uncle's remoteness. She portrays the camaraderie Alice finds with her cousin, Leo, and his friend,... Read More

WINDY CITY BLUES

WINDY CITY BLUES

Earphones Award Winner

by Renee Rosen | Read by Robin Miles

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

The award-winning voice actor Robin Miles has a wonderful affinity for accents and character voices. This intimate look at the rise of Chicago's electric blues and the Chess Record label in the late 1940s and '50s gives her a perfect stage. Miles produces a myriad of character voices--from legendary bluesman Muddy Waters's Mississippi growl to harmonica player Little Walter's... Read More

THE WISE MAN'S FEAR

THE WISE MAN'S FEAR Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2

Earphones Award Winner

by Patrick Rothfuss | Read by Nick Podehl

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Fantasy

Narrator Nick Podehl arrives at the end of this long audiobook, the second in the Kingkiller series, as engaged and fresh as he was at the start. The story of Kvothe continues as he begins another year at university, where he struggles to pay tuition and literally sings for his supper. Podehl adeptly presents the broad cast of characters--from moneylenders and courtesans to... Read More

THE WITCH'S VACUUM CLEANER AND OTHER STORIES

by Terry Pratchett | Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Standout English actor Julian Rhind-Tutt narrates these early Terry Pratchett gems with a gentle, timeless, settled-in feel. There are also glee and winks in Rhind-Tutt's voice when he reads about cowboys and trolls, three men in a submarine in a bathtub, and, of course, a witch riding a vacuum cleaner who catches the amorous eye of a local magician. Pratchett was just a... Read More

WITH A PASSION PUT TO USE

WITH A PASSION PUT TO USE Eisenmenger-Flemming Forensic Mysteries, Book 6

by Keith McCarthy | Read by Seán Barrett

ISIS Audio Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Sean Barrett captures the emotional currents in this forensic thriller. At England's St. Christopher's Hospital, newly hired pathologist John Eisenmenger discerns the established hierarchy but can't keep himself from questioning details the staff seem to ignore. His suspicions lead him to bizarre twists and red herrings. Meanwhile, his girlfriend struggles with a... Read More

WOLFIE THE BUNNY

WOLFIE THE BUNNY

by Ame Dyckman | Read by Ame Dyckman

Weston Woods Studios | Unabridged
Children

From the opening of this story, author and narrator Ame Dyckman engages young listeners. Her light, friendly voice and deliberately unhurried pace contribute to the listener's anticipation and enjoyment. How in the world can it be a wise decision for a rabbit family to take in a baby wolf? As only she can, Dyckman puts just the right tone into the friction between the adoring... Read More

A WOMAN IN BERLIN

A WOMAN IN BERLIN Eight Weeks in the Conquered City: A Diary

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Isabel Keating

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

In 1945, as Germany prepared to surrender, Berlin was overrun by Russian soldiers. These "Ivans" controlled the city, and life for the residents was worse than in any fictional dystopia. Narrator Isabel Keating manages to convey the frustration, hunger, depression, and exhaustion faced by the author, a journalist, who somehow manages to maintain her sanity despite several rapes... Read More

THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR

THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR

by Yewande Omotoso | Read by Adjoa Andoh

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

A black woman with a white husband in an upper-middle-class South African neighborhood makes for a lot of drama as well as humor, at least as narrated by Adjoa Andoh. Two elderly retired women, Hortensia James and Marion Agostino, are sworn enemies--as opposite as they can be. Andoh does an impressive South African accent and keeps listeners in stitches at the pettiness of the... Read More

THE WOMEN IN THE CASTLE

THE WOMEN IN THE CASTLE

by Jessica Shattuck | Read by Cassandra Campbell

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

Cassandra Campbell narrates the story of three German women whose lives have seemingly been destroyed by the Third Reich. Campbell depicts the protagonists' teen years in prewar Germany in a soft and lilting tone that evokes the joys of innocence and first romance. But as war seizes the nation, Campbell begins using a cold, didactic tone. At war's end, each woman is emotionally... Read More

THE WOOD FOR THE TREES

THE WOOD FOR THE TREES One Man's Long View of Nature

Earphones Award Winner

by Richard Fortey | Read by Michael Page

HighBridge Audio | Unabridged
Contemporary Culture

Everything about Fortey's unusual memoir is distinctly British. Narrator Michael Page's precise, stately, and almost courtly British accent perfectly suits Fortey's observations. After retirement from the British Natural History Museum, author Fortey purchases a small beech wood colorfully named Grim's Dyke Wood and closely observes the natural environment for a year. As Fortey... Read More

WORD BY WORD

WORD BY WORD The Secret Life of Dictionaries

Earphones Award Winner

by Kory Stamper | Read by Kory Stamper

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Contemporary Culture

Lexicographer Kory Stamper has always loved words. After struggles with organic chemistry steered her from a medical career, she joined the Merriam-Webster company in Massachusetts. In her book, she takes listeners on a verbal tour of her office and the work that goes into creating dictionaries. She narrates with a delight and fascination with language. Showing wry,... Read More

YEAR OF NO CLUTTER

YEAR OF NO CLUTTER A Memoir

by Eve O. Schaub | Read by Callie Beaulieu

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Narrator Callie Beaulieu performs Schaub's memoir of spending a year trying to clean out her "Hell Room" with a winning, smart confidence. It's a fitting choice to characterize a woman who clearly relishes taking on big projects. Schaub isn't all confidence, though, and Beaulieu heightens Schaub's more vulnerable moments--as when she reveals some of the more grizzly contents of... Read More

YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME

YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME A Memoir

Earphones Award Winner

by Sherman Alexie | Read by Sherman Alexie

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Sherman Alexie narrates his powerful memoir with acute emotion and vulnerability. His story of his grief after the death of his mother is rooted in the brutal experiences of Native Americans in the United States. He has composed a repeating patchwork of stories inspired by his family, life on and off the reservation, and poems born of his visceral reaction to his loss. Alexie's... Read More

YOU'LL NEVER KNOW, DEAR

YOU'LL NEVER KNOW, DEAR

Earphones Award Winner

by Hallie Ephron | Read by Amy McFadden

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Hallie Ephron has achieved a riveting suspense novel, and Amy McFadden's narration is compelling. Forty years ago, Lis and Janey were playing outside when Lis ran after a puppy, leaving 4-year-old Janey alone. When she returned, Janey, and her one-of-a-kind porcelain doll, were gone. On the anniversary of Janey's disappearance, their mother places a photo Janey's doll in the... Read More

YOUNG AND DAMNED AND FAIR

YOUNG AND DAMNED AND FAIR The Life on Catherine Howard, Fifth Wife of King Henry VIII

by Gareth Russell | Read by Jenny Funnell

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Surprising revelations abound in this audio biography of Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII, including a recently discovered confession of her offenses in her own words. Narrator Jenny Funnell does a good job of creating sixteenth-century English life for listeners so that they understand the life of women in this time period and, in particular, the life of a... Read More

YOUR SONG CHANGED MY LIFE

YOUR SONG CHANGED MY LIFE From Jimmy Page to St. Vincent, Smokey Robinson to Hozier, Thirty-Five Beloved Artists on Their Journey and the Music That Inspired It

by Bob Boilen | Read by Bob Boilen

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Contemporary Culture

Boilen constructs an oral history of music through interviews with music legends and rising stars to discuss the one song that changed each of their lives. As an audiobook, it falls a bit short. Boilen narrates, and does an admirable job, communicating enthusiasm for the project and distinguishing his voice from the voices of the people he interviews. But for an audio... Read More

YOUR SOUL'S COMPANION

YOUR SOUL'S COMPANION Tools and Tales for Your Spiritual Journey

by Wendy Marks, Susan Spector | Read by Wendy Marks, Raymond Gonzalez

Wendy Marks | Unabridged
Spirituality

Wendy Marks and Susan Spector provide solutions to achieving mental calm and spiritual tranquility. Author/narrator Marks and narrator Raymond Gonzalez explain how listeners can reduce daily stress and find peace of mind through a variety of spiritual practices. Marks, a spiritual teacher and medical intuitive, shares details about tools she has deep experience in applying:... Read More

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