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THE BLACK BIRD ORACLE

THE BLACK BIRD ORACLE All Souls Series, Book 5

by Deborah Harkness | Read by Jennifer Ikeda

Random House Audio
Fantasy

Narrator Jennifer Ikeda reintroduces listeners to power couple Diana and Matthew de Claremont, witch and vampire, and their equally magical children. The couple first appeared in A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES. When a black bird brings Diana a message, she heads to Ravenswood, her Aunt Gwyneth's property in Massachusetts, to uncover the dark side of her magic. Ikeda brings every corner... Read More

THE BRIGHT SWORD

THE BRIGHT SWORD A Novel of King Arthur

by Lev Grossman | Read by Nicholas Guy Smith, Lev Grossman [Note]

Penguin Audio
Fantasy

Nicholas Guy Smith evokes the Arthurian legends of old in this tongue-in-cheek Knights of the Round Table-inspired novel. A young man named Collum dreams of joining King Arthur's Round Table, but by the time he arrives in Camelot, King Arthur is dead. Smith's narration captures the epic qualities of the story as Collum and the knights try to keep the kingdom united after the... Read More

BURY YOUR GAYS

BURY YOUR GAYS

by Chuck Tingle | Read by André Santana, Charlie Jane Anders, CJ Leede, Georgia Bird, Liz Kerin, Mara Wilson, Mark Oshiro, Sarah Gailey, Stephen Graham Jones, T. Kingfisher, TJ Klune

Macmillan Audio
Horror

Narrator André Santana skillfully performs a thrilling Hollywood horror novel. Screenwriter Misha Byrne has just received an ultimatum from the studio executives--their algorithm says to kill off his beloved queer TV characters, or else. Misha refuses, and Santana captures his initial anger, then his terror as he suddenly finds himself facing deadly characters from his horror... Read More

CHILDREN OF ANGUISH AND ANARCHY

CHILDREN OF ANGUISH AND ANARCHY Legacy of Orisha, Book 3

by Tomi Adeyemi | Read by Cynthia Erivo

Macmillan Audio
Young Adult

Tony Award-winning actor Cynthia Erivo brings her considerable talent to the long-anticipated final installment of Tomi Adeyemi's groundbreaking fantasy, Legacy of Orisha. With a rich tonal range and depth of feeling, Erivo conveys Zélie's anguish beautifully, projecting the complex emotions of her capture by King Baldyr. Erivo's narration is powerful and nuanced as she voices... Read More

A DEATH IN CORNWALL

A DEATH IN CORNWALL Gabriel Allon, Book 24

Earphones Award Winner

by Daniel Silva | Read by Edoardo Ballerini

Harper Audio
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Edoardo Ballerini once again invites listeners into the lives of retired legendary spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon and a host of familiar characters. Allon is asked by an acquaintance to unofficially assist in the investigation of an art history professor's brutal murder in Cornwall. With the talented Ballerini as a guide, listeners follow the fast-paced plot from... Read More

DOG DAY AFTERNOON

DOG DAY AFTERNOON Andy Carpenter, Book 29

by David Rosenfelt | Read by Grover Gardner

Macmillan Audio
Mystery & Suspense

Thanks to Golden Voice narrator Grover Gardner, listeners will once more get to accompany irascible attorney Andy Carpenter, who reluctantly agrees to defend a mass murderer as a favor to his formidable colleague Marcus Clark. Gardner brings Andy and the supporting cast to life, including his wife, Laura; digital genius, Sam and his quirky crew; and gruff Marcus. Fans will be... Read More

HIP-HOP IS HISTORY

HIP-HOP IS HISTORY

Earphones Award Winner

by Questlove, Ben Greenman [Contributor] | Read by Questlove

Macmillan Audio
Contemporary Culture

Questlove is an established musician, musicologist, DJ, and narrator of his latest audiobook. Here, he recounts the fifty-year history of hip-hop with exuberant joy. The result is a fascinating journey from the coastal cities in the early 1970s, where historians believe hip-hop started, to the current state of the art. From the nature of sampling, lyrics, and how music made the... Read More

HORROR MOVIE

HORROR MOVIE

by Paul Tremblay | Read by Ari Fliakos, Dani Martineck, Micky Shiloah, Michael Crouch, Frankie Corzo, Stacy Gonzalez, Tyla Collier, Ariel Blake, Johnathan McClain, Dan Bittner, Eva Kaminsky, Gisela Chípe

Harper Audio
Horror

Ari Fliakos and a full cast perform this gripping story of moviemaking gone wrong. "The Thin Kid," portrayed by Ari Fliakos, played a pivotal role in a never-released indie horror movie filmed in the 1990s. Now, he's been asked to reprise his role in the remake. An ensemble of narrators perform the screenplay, moving back and forth between the original version and the revised... Read More

HUM

HUM

by Helen Phillips | Read by Ariel Blake

Simon & Schuster Audio
Fiction

Narrator Ariel Blake captures the climate-devastated, AI-driven world of this novel. From the opening scene, Phillips raises the stakes continually as May, a desperate mother, sells her face to be used in an experiment. The city is run by intelligent robots called "hums," and without her face, May is unrecognizable by them. Blake's steady voices for the hums add a sense of cool... Read More

I WAS A TEENAGE SLASHER

I WAS A TEENAGE SLASHER

by Stephen Graham Jones | Read by Michael Crouch, Stephen Graham Jones [Acknowledgements]

Simon & Schuster Audio
Mystery & Suspense

Texas-born and raised, narrator Michael Crouch draws on his roots to bring the title character of this audiobook to life. In mournful tones, Tolly Driver recounts the events of the summer of 1989, when a peanut-infused Coke nearly kills him (he's allergic) and ultimately triggers a gruesome revenge rampage against the bullies who forced it on him. Crouch makes sure listeners... Read More

A NOVEL LOVE STORY

A NOVEL LOVE STORY

by Ashley Poston | Read by Dorothy Dillingham Blue

Penguin Audio
Romantic Fiction

Dorothy Dillingham Blue evokes a sense of wonder with her nuanced narration of this unique story-within-a-story. Elsy is delighted when she stumbles into the fictional town of her beloved romance series on a road trip. Soon though, she begins to worry about how this could have happened--and why. Her favorite characters aren't behaving like they did in the books, and the only... Read More

ON CALL

ON CALL A Doctor's Journey in Public Service

by Anthony Fauci | Read by Anthony Fauci

Penguin Audio
Biography & Memoir

Doctor Fauci's public career spans five decades; he served seven presidents as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. His reputation is secured by a shelf of medals and awards--including the National Award for Science. Now a professor at Georgetown University, Dr. Fauci gained prominence during the COVID-19 epidemic for his confrontations... Read More

PITCH DARK

PITCH DARK Mike Bowditch, Book 15

by Paul Doiron | Read by Henry Leyva

Macmillan Audio
Mystery & Suspense

This stirring audiobook makes a strong argument for narrator consistency. Once again Henry Leyva narrates the adventures of Doiron's Mike Bowditch. So it's little wonder that Leyva sounds so comfortable when voicing Mike and his close circle of friends and relatives. This outing is especially trying for the veteran Maine game warden as he attempts to track down a ruthless but... Read More

SANDWICH

SANDWICH

by Catherine Newman | Read by Nan McNamara

Harper Audio
Fiction

This delightful summer beach story narrated beautifully by Nan McNamara has amusing rom-com-style humor yet also delivers a sensitive treatment of a delicate subject. During their annual week in a Cape Cod rental, Rocky and her husband are joined by their adult children. McNamara doesn't provide extensive vocal characterizations, but she charmingly portrays Rocky's negotiation... Read More

THE SPELLSHOP

THE SPELLSHOP

by Sarah Beth Durst | Read by Caitlin Davies

Macmillan Audio
Fantasy

Fans of Studio Ghibli's animated films will enjoy the way Caitlin Davies performs this enchanting story. For the past decade, academic librarian Kiela has hidden herself away in the Empire with only a sentient spider plant for company. When the fires of the Revolution burn down the Great Library of Alyssium, she escapes to her secluded childhood home with a few crates of... Read More

SWAN SONG

SWAN SONG Nantucket, Book 4

by Elin Hilderbrand | Read by Erin Bennett, Elin Hilderbrand

Hachette Audio
Fiction

In Elin Hilderbrand's final Nantucket novel, narrated by Erin Bennett, with a special appearance by Hilderbrand herself, Chief of Police Ed Kapenash's retirement plans are disrupted by a fire that destroys a brand-new $22-million home. At the time of the blaze, the owners, a new couple in town, are hosting a yacht party, from which their assistant, Coco, goes missing. Chief Ed... Read More

TOWARD ETERNITY

TOWARD ETERNITY

Earphones Award Winner

by Anton Hur | Read by David Lee Huynh, Nicky Endres, Zoleka Vundla, Katherine Littrell

Harper Audio
Fiction

David Lee Huynh, Nicky Endres, Zoleka Vundla, and Katherine Littrell skillfully portray eight different characters in this speculative novel set in the near and extreme futures. Yonghun, a researcher who teaches poetry to an AI, is cured of cancer after nanotherapy replaces his human cells with android cells. All who receive the miraculous cure become immortal, changing the... Read More

YOU LIKE IT DARKER

YOU LIKE IT DARKER Stories

by Stephen King | Read by Will Patton, Stephen King

Simon & Schuster Audio
Horror

Yes, Stephen King, we like it darker--especially when Will Patton narrates the 12 new stories in this audiobook. Patton's usually soft voice explodes with excitement when necessary. Some of the entries from the lengthy collection are crime related, and there's not a single vampire, alien or werewolf to be found. Others are typical King horror fests. "Danny Coughlin's Bad... Read More

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