Listeners join P.I. Jackson Brodie as what should be a simple investigation grows into something much more sinister. Narrator Jason Isaacs (who starred in the "Case Histories" TV series) is the perfect match for this multifaceted story. His confident and polished delivery allows both the wit in the writing and the tension of the plot to come together. His accents sound... Read More
Spritely music introduces poet Kwame Alexander's ode to the joys of reading for the youngest listeners. In a friendly and enthusiastic voice, Alexander compares opening a book to peeling a clementine: "Next, dig your thumb at the bottom of each juicy section and pop the words out." The short poem rewards repeat listening to tease out all of the meaning and imagery, and... Read More
This audiobook is a perfect storm in which the beautiful yet brutal powers of author Mark Haddon and narrator Tim McInnerny collide in an awesome display. The emotional center of the work is a girl whose harsh entry into the world merely foreshadowed an even more disturbing life to come. She escapes that life by way of story, and we soon enter into her own very personal... Read More
Three talented narrators portray three women whose stories draw the listener into this mystery. Sylvie Lee disappears while she is visiting Holland to be with her dying grandmother. Narrator Angela Lin portrays Sylvie, and Samantha Quan her younger sister, Amy; both capture the characters' individual personalities as presented by Kwok. However, Caroline McLaughlin's performance... Read More
Mozhan Marnò gives an extraordinary narration of this audiobook, set mainly in 1950s Iran and the U.S. Raised by progressive Iranian parents, Roya meets Bahman, an activist student, at a Tehran stationery shop. They are planning to marry when Bahman mysteriously disappears. Roya moves to California where she studies science and marries the caring Walter. Sixty years later, Roya... Read More
Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark team up to narrate their dual memoir in which they reflect on the life experiences that shaped them as women, led them to meet each other, and, ultimately, inspired them to create the hit podcast "My Favorite Murder." Both women are unapologetically vulnerable as they share their stories about depression, addiction, and learning to value... Read More
Cassandra Campbell narrates so well that even math-phobes will stay with this story of Katherine, a prodigy who is on a heroic quest to find her place in the male-dominated field of mathematics. In the 1960s, Katherine is one of few female graduate students in mathematics at MIT. The men in her department either ignore what she says or sense her genius and take advantage of... Read More
Between them, narrators Bahni Turpin and Dominic Hoffman create a panoply of striking characters in Regina Porter's cornucopia of a novel. Spanning America's complex history between the 1950s and President Obama's first year in office, the story introduces two families--one black, one white--whose lives intersect repeatedly over the years. The loosely knit plot and frequently... Read More
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