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BIG SKY

BIG SKY Jackson Brodie, Book 5

by Kate Atkinson | Read by Jason Isaacs

Hachette Audio
Mystery & Suspense

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

HOW TO READ A BOOK

HOW TO READ A BOOK

by Kwame Alexander | Read by Kwame Alexander

Harper Audio
Children

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

THE PORPOISE

THE PORPOISE

Earphones Award Winner

by Mark Haddon | Read by Tim McInnerny

Random House Audio
Fiction

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

SEARCHING FOR SYLVIE LEE

SEARCHING FOR SYLVIE LEE

by Jean Kwok | Read by Angela Lin, Samantha Quan, Caroline McLaughlin

Harper Audio
Fiction

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

THE STATIONERY SHOP

THE STATIONERY SHOP

Earphones Award Winner

by Marjan Kamali | Read by Mozhan Marnò

Simon & Schuster Audio
Fiction

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

STAY SEXY & DON'T GET MURDERED

STAY SEXY & DON'T GET MURDERED The Definitive How-To Guide

by Karen Kilgariff, Georgia Hardstark | Read by Karen Kilgariff, Georgia Hardstark, Paul Giamatti

Macmillan Audio
Biography & Memoir

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

THE TENTH MUSE

THE TENTH MUSE

by Catherine Chung | Read by Cassandra Campbell

Harper Audio
Fiction

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

THE TRAVELERS

THE TRAVELERS

by Regina Porter | Read by Bahni Turpin, Dominic Hoffman

Random House Audio
Fiction

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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