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New Listening to Love: AudioFile Editors Pick 14 Big Audiobooks for February

Our most-anticipated listens this month include a new novel from Tommy Orange, narrated by an ensemble of narrators, and a memoir from iconic actor Billy Dee Williams. It’s time to fall in love with your next audiobook.

Owning Up
Fourteen Days

OWNING UP: New Fiction
by George Pelecanos, read by Dion Graham
Hachette Audio
Release date: February 6

Golden Voice Dion Graham narrates four novellas from crime fiction powerhouse George Pelecanos.

FOURTEEN DAYS: A Collaborative Novel
by The Authors Guild, Margaret Atwood [Ed.], read by Shayna Small
Harper Audio
Release date: February 6

Writers including Neil Gaiman, Louise Erdrich, Diana Gabaldon, Weike Wang, and many more collaborate on a novel set during the COVID-19 lockdowns.

What Have We Here?

by Phuc Tran, read by Jacob McNatt
Harper Audio, Ages 4-6
Release date: February 6

From the author of the memoir SIGH, GONE, an audiobook for the youngest listeners about a cranky crane truck.

WHAT HAVE WE HERE? Portraits of a Life
by Billy Dee Williams, read by the author
Random House Audio 
Release date: February 13

This memoir from actor Williams will be a must-listen!

The Fox Wife
What Feasts At Night

by Yangsze Choo, read by the author
Macmillan Audio
Release date: February 13

Yangsze Choo narrates her own novel that delves into the mythology of fox spirits.

by T. Kingfisher, read by Avi Roque
Macmillan Audio
Release date: February 13

This follow-up to WHAT MOVES THE DEAD promises more humor, suspense, and horror.

How You Get The Girl
The Lantern's Dance

by Anita Kelly, read by Lindsey Dorcus, Gail Shalan
Hachette Audio
Release date: February 13

A romance between a high-school basketball coach and a former WNBA star.

by Laurie R. King, read by Amy Scanlon
Recorded Books
Release date: February 13

Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes investigate a mystery involving Holmes’s son.

Bitter Crop
Slow Noodles

BITTER CROP: The Heartache and Triumph of Billie Holiday's Last Year
by Paul Alexander, read by Maya Days
Random House Audio 
Release date: February 13

A new examination of jazz singer Billie Holiday’s career and the last year of her life.

SLOW NOODLES: A Cambodian Memoir of Love, Loss, and Family Recipes
by Chantha Nguon, Kim Green, read by Clara Kim
Hachette Audio 
Release date: February 20

A memoir of surviving as a Cambodian refugee.

Wandering Stars
Normal Women

by Tommy Orange, read by Shaun Taylor-Corbett, MacLeod Andrews, Alma Cuervo, Curtis Michael Holland, Calvin Joyal, Phil Ava, Emmanuel Chumaceiro, Christian Young, Charley Flyte
Random House Audio
Release date: February 27

From the author of THERE THERE, a novel that traces the legacy of trauma through three generations of a Native American family.

NORMAL WOMEN: Nine Hundred Years of Making History
by Philippa Gregory, read by Clare Corbett, Tania Rodrigues, Nneka Okoye, James Goode, Joe Jameson, and the author
Harper Audio
Release date: February 27

Gregory chronicles less well-known women who made British history.

Birding To Change The World

by Trish O’Kane, read by Cheryl Smith
Harper Audio
Release date: February 27

Journalist Trish O’Kane chronicles how she became a birder, and how it has influenced her activism.

by Kenneth M. Cadow, read by Malcolm Quinn Silver-Van Meter
Spotify Audiobooks, Ages 14+
Release date: February 27

A 2023 National Book Award Finalist for young people’s literature comes to audio.

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