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ARTEMIS

ARTEMIS

Earphones Award Winner

by Andy Weir | Read by Rosario Dawson

Audible, Inc./ Brilliance Audio
Science Fiction

Rosario Dawson narrates the story of a young woman on a moon colony who is half-hero, half-something else. You can't call Jasmine Bashara a villain--she cares about people too much. But then again, her desire to be rich makes her happy to become a smuggler. And not just any smuggler--she's the best. Dawson makes Jasmine sound like the lovable rogue she is. As in Weir's previous... Read More

CHASING CHRISTMAS EVE

CHASING CHRISTMAS EVE Heartbreaker Bay, Book 4

by Jill Shalvis | Read by Karen White

Harper Audio
Romantic Fiction

Colbie Albright is running away from her demanding family and, by mere chance, ends up on a plane heading to San Francisco. Once there, she gets caught up in a romance with Spencer Baldwin. Narrator Karen White provides distinctive voices for the cast of characters. Although San Francisco is a large city, the close-knit community created by Spencer and his friends gives the... Read More

THE GIRL IN THE TOWER

THE GIRL IN THE TOWER Winternight Trilogy, Book 2

Earphones Award Winner

by Katherine Arden | Read by Kathleen Gati

Random House Audio
Fantasy

Narrator Kathleen Gati invites listeners to embark on a journey of defiance and bravery alongside protagonist Vasilisa Petrovna. Gati seamlessly brings to life the myriad characters found in Kathleen Arden's second Winternight Trilogy novel. Most of the reappearing "cherti" that aid Vasilisa are characterized by their disconcerted and raspy voices, though some, like the... Read More

HARDCORE TWENTY-FOUR

HARDCORE TWENTY-FOUR Stephanie Plum, Book 24

Earphones Award Winner

by Janet Evanovich | Read by Lorelei King

Random House Audio
Mystery & Suspense

Zombies? Really? Plum fans know that the series has not thrived on its plots, but on its funny, quirky characters, especially their dialogue. So the best way to experience Evanovich is by having narrator Lorelei King bring to life Stephanie, Lula, Morelli, Ranger, Diesel, Grandma Mazur, and all the other lovable and sometimes despicable secondary characters. King's skill in... Read More

HIDDENSEE

HIDDENSEE A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker

by Gregory Maguire | Read by Steven Crossley

Harper Audio
Fiction

With a storyteller's ease and a bit of a wink and a nod, narrator Steven Crossley leads the listener on a dark, wild, and altogether strange adventure. A cast-off woodcutter's son who sets out to seek his fortune as a toy maker meets a menagerie of fairy-tale creatures, musicians, and milkmaids along the way. The tale combines the darker strains of the Brothers Grimm with a... Read More

IN THE MIDST OF WINTER

IN THE MIDST OF WINTER

by Isabel Allende | Read by Dennis Boutsikaris, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Alma Cuervo

Simon & Schuster Audio
Fiction

Three narrators--three very different voices--draw the listener into three tragic stories of suffering and survival that converge on a wintry night in Brooklyn. The listener clearly experiences the dramatic backstories of the three main characters: Lucia, from Chile; Evelyn, from Guatemala; and Richard, an American who once lived in Brazil. Each of the narrators, Dennis... Read More

MERRY AND BRIGHT

MERRY AND BRIGHT

by Debbie Macomber | Read by Em Eldridge

Random House Audio
Romantic Fiction

Imagine Merry Knight's surprise when her well-meaning mother and brother, Patrick, give her an online dating account as her Christmas gift. Soon, she finds an online sweetheart, who is actually her annoying boss, Jason Bright. Narrator Em Eldridge matches Macomber's straightforward style and hopeful belief in humanity. Eldridge portrays Merry's embarrassment over her boss with... Read More

MR. DICKENS AND HIS CAROL

MR. DICKENS AND HIS CAROL A Novel of Christmas Past

by Samantha Silva | Read by Euan Morton

Macmillan Audio
Fiction

From his first words to his last, Euan Morton's narration is quintessentially Dickensian. This novel gives Morton the opportunity to voice all the personalities of the original CHRISTMAS CAROL--from revelers to Scrooge, ghosts, and Tiny Tim--and all are satisfying portrayals. Author Samantha Silva's story is a fictional account of how Dickens came to write his Christmas... Read More

NOT SAFE AFTER DARK

NOT SAFE AFTER DARK And Other Stories

by Peter Robinson | Read by Simon Prebble, James Patrick Cronin, Faye Adele, James Langton

Harper Audio
Mystery & Suspense

This collection includes 20 fine short works of fiction by one talented author and four very good narrators. Three stories feature author Peter Robinson's series star, Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks. The other stories generally deal with crime and have a mixture of settings, motives, opportunities, and plot twists. This is an excellent audiobook. The narrators are... Read More

PROMISE ME, DAD

PROMISE ME, DAD A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose

by Joe Biden | Read by Joe Biden

Audible, Inc.
Biography & Memoir

This audiobook is a listening experience in which the author/narrator opens his heart. Vice President Joe Biden, a practiced orator, delivers his memoir with empathy, passion, and the occasional smattering of regret. A public man who served more than three decades in the U.S. Senate and eight years as vice president, Biden shares the wrenching experiences of the year his son... Read More

REST

REST Why You Can Get More Done When You Work Less

by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang | Read by Adam Sims

Hachette Audio
Personal Growth

Still think you're a work hero if you spend more hours at the office and check emails at the dinner table? Author Pang argues that, paradoxically, the most creative and productive people are those who enjoy "deliberate rest." In no-nonsense, declarative tones that suit the author's style, narrator Adam Sims moves the author's message ahead at just the right pace as he delivers... Read More

THE USUAL SANTAS

THE USUAL SANTAS A Collection of Soho Crime Christmas Capers

by Helene Tursten, Mick Herron, Martin Limon, Timothy Hallinan, Ed Lin, Henry Chang, Agnete Friis, Cara Black, Stephanie Barron | Read by Jonathan Yen, John Keating, Barbara Caruso, Luis Moreno, Elizabeth Sastre, Carine Montbertrand, Ali Ahn, Brian Hutchison

Recorded Books
Mystery & Suspense

This intriguing audio collection of holiday stories is divided into three sections: "Joy to the World" includes stories with acts of kindness, "Silent Night" contains dark holiday noir tales, and "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" features suspenseful Christmas mysteries. Regardless of what listeners might be craving, they're sure to find it in this festive anthology. Even the... Read More

THE VANDERBEEKERS OF 141ST STREET

THE VANDERBEEKERS OF 141ST STREET

by Karina Yan Glaser | Read by Robin Miles

Recorded Books
Children

In this holiday tale, Robin Miles's vocalizations of the five Vanderbeeker children, their family, and their friends place the listener firmly in the family's old brownstone in their Harlem neighborhood. By using distinct voices for each of the characters, Miles displays the generational and ethnic diversity of the family and their community-- from 4-year-old Laney to the... Read More

THE WHISPERING ROOM

THE WHISPERING ROOM Jane Hawk, Book 2

by Dean Koontz | Read by Elisabeth Rodgers

Recorded Books
Mystery & Suspense

Elisabeth Rodgers returns to narrate the second book in Koontz's Jane Hawk series. Her tough, tense performance is essential to this audiobook's impact. Hawk is an FBI agent whose background gives her insight into the suicide of a teacher who died after committing mass murder. What seems like an inexplicable action is revealed to be a large-scale deployment of deadly... Read More

YEAR ONE

YEAR ONE Chronicles of The One, Book 1

by Nora Roberts | Read by Julia Whelan

Brilliance Audio
Fantasy

Nora Roberts's newest audiobook, narrated by Julia Whelan, involves a dystopian world in which technology has failed, good and evil fight for control, and a belief in magic reasserts itself. Whelan brings the cast of characters to life as they escape a world that is possibly in its death throes. In varied speech patterns, she portrays their determination and strength, yet their... Read More

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