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Solve: The Deal

Part of a terrific new collection of short stories we are finding irresistible! What sort of deal is it—does this thief get a treasure or a curse?

The Deal
THE DEAL

by Michael Palmer, read by Fleet Cooper
Hachette Audio

A petty criminal finds himself face to face with an old woman during a robbery. This brief gem in Mulholland Books’s Strand Originals series is a dazzling sparkler any mystery fan will appreciate. Listen to a sound clip and read the full review here.

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Behind the Mic: Rise of The Rocket Girls

Narrator Erin Bennett shares her fascination with the “rocket era” that intrigues many of us. Erin has a special connection to the space program through a childhood friend, now an astronaut, and lets AudioFile Magazine in on a very special “launch” of the RISE OF THE ROCKET GIRLS audiobook in this Behind the Mic video.

“Before there were computers, there were women who computed. The women at JPL.”—Narrator Erin Bennett

Rise of the Rocket Girls

RISE OF THE ROCKET GIRLS
by Nathalia Holt, read by Erin Bennett
Hachette Audio

The excitement of rocket launches and space exploration intrigues us—and makes for great listening. Most histories of the rocket era during and after WWII focus on the achievements of men. This audiobook corrects that bias by telling the stories of brilliant women, known as “human computers,” who worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California and made our space and missile defense programs possible. Listen to a sound clip and read our full review here.

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Solve: End of Watch

There are lots of thrillers out there, and Stephen King is a superstar, but our reviewer calls this “among King’s creepiest”—just how creepy is that?! I guess you’ll have to listen to find out.

End of WatchEND OF WATCH
by Stephen King, read by Will Patton
Simon & Schuster Audio

Narrator Will Patton leads listeners along a dark path in the final book in Stephen King’s Bill Hodges trilogy. Listen to a sound clip and read the full review here.

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Behind the Mic: Everybody’s Fool

Narrator Mark Bramhall recently stepped into his dressing room between performances of Dancing at Lughnasa to give AudioFile Magazine a Behind the Mic perspective of reading Richard Russo’s EVERYBODY’S FOOL. Hear what it was like to encounter the crazy, wonderful, sad, bizarre community of North Bath, New York.

It was a huge privilege, and a wonderful learning experience, to find Russo’s sweet irony and live for a while in his crazy—but oddly heroic—community.” -Mark Bramhall

Everybody's Fool
EVERYBODY’S FOOL

by Richard Russo, read by Mark Bramhall
Random House Audio
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Here at AudioFile we knew this audiobook would be an Editors’ Pick as soon as we pushed play! Mark Bramhall is superbly skilled and has a beautiful voice with amazing range, but what astonishes here is his humanity, not to mention sense of humor, as he brings Russo’s entire town of North Bath, New York, to madcap life. Russo has never been better than in this virtuoso revisit to the scene of his earlier book, NOBODY’S FOOL. Listen to a sound clip and read our full review of EVERYBODY’S FOOL here.

Narrator Mark Bramhall
Photo: Daniel Reichert

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Solve: I Let You Go

Deftly performed by two narrators, this story of a detective’s search for the hit-and-run killer of a little boy will keep you listening.

I Let You Go
I LET YOU GO

by Clare Mackintosh, read by Nicola Barber & Steven Crossley
Penguin Audio

Author Clare Mackintosh weaves together police procedural, family drama, and the anatomy of a murder. Two narrators, Nicola Barber and Steven Crossley, deliver this psychological puzzle. Intrigued? Find out more by reading our full review and listening to a sound clip here.

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