Tease: A Buccaneer at Heart

2016 Best Audiobooks
Award Winner

Stephanie Laurens‘s Adventurers Quartet has many fans, and Steve West’s narrations win the heart and loyalties of even more.

by Stephanie Laurens, read by Steve West
Blackstone Audio
AudioFile Earphones Award Winner

Capt. Frobisher encounters Miss Eileen Hopkins in an African port and is deterred from making his way home to come to her aid to find her brother. They plunge into the jungle with only their talents and inner strengths to aid them—and with the courage of their hearts as their guide. Read our full reviews of Books 1 through 3: THE LADY’S COMMAND, A BUCCANEER AT HEART, and THE DAREDEVIL SNARED.

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Solve: The City of Mirrors

Scott Brick’s expressive delivery of Justin Cronin’s trilogy has gained fans starting with the momentum of THE PASSAGE. Brick injects emotion into even the smallest subplot and intensifies the drama.

The City of Mirrors

Justin Cronin, read by Scott Brick
Random House Audio

After a century in postapocalyptic Texas, people have become complacent about the “virals” (vampires) beyond the walls of the cities and have begun to move outside. Scott Brick shines as a narrator—especially with his prodigious ability to deliver fast-paced dialogue and action. Listen to a sound clip and read our full review here.

AudioFile had a chance to go Behind the Mic with narrator Scott Brick to hear about his experience with Justin Cronin’s trilogy.

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Best Audiobooks 2016

2016 Best Audiobooks
Award Winner

Self: Tribe

What can we learn from tribal societies about loyalty, belonging, and the eternal human quest for meaning? The author of WAR, Sebastian Junger uses his experience and observations to examine the misalignment of the culture at home and the military experience.

by Sebastian Junger, read by the Author
Hachette Audio

Journalist Junger delivers his audiobook with forceful and emotional conviction. Combining history, psychology, and social observations, Junger gives listeners thought-provoking points of view. Listen to a sound clip and read our full review here.

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2016 Best Audiobooks
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Behind the Mic: Lily and the Octopus

AudioFile goes Behind the Mic with Michael Urie as he tells us more about LILY AND THE OCTOPUS. We love Michael’s clear connection to this audiobook. Listeners need know only that Steven Rowley’s debut is a beautiful love story.

“Steven Rowley has created something so true, so real.”—Michael Urie

Lily and the Octopus

by Steven Rowley, read by Michael Urie
Simon & Schuster Audio
Earphones Award Winner

We loved the title (and jacket art) even before we heard Michael Urie’s performance. Now that we have, we want to share Michael’s heartfelt comments and his brilliant connection to the performance. You can also listen to a sound clip and read our full review here.

Michael Urie
Photo by Kevin Thomas Garcia

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Tease: September Hot Picks

Some Romance choices from James Patterson’s Bookshots series, and other audiobook titles to charm your September listening hours. 

The Bourbon Thief

by Tiffany Reisz, read by Kim Staunton
Harlequin Audio/Blackstone Audio

Cooper and Paris fight over million-dollar bourbon in Louisville, Kentucky.

Fire Bound

FIRE BOUND: Sea Haven/Sisters of the Heart, Book 5
by Christine Feehan, read by Carol Monda
Recorded Books

Lissa Piner joins her supernatural powers with Casmir Prakenskii’s to fight a European crime ring.

Only Beloved: Survivors Club, Book 7
by Mary Balogh, read by Rosalyn Landor
Recorded Books

This series finale title pairs the Duke of Stanbrook with music instructor Dora Debbins in a second-chance-at-love story.

Sweet Tomorrows
SWEET TOMORROWS: A Rose Harbor novel
Debbie Macomber, read by Lorelei King
Random House Audio/Books On Tape

This series-ending story brings tough choices for Jo Marie Rose and her Inn guest, Emily Gaffney.

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