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ELLIE AND THE HARPMAKER

ELLIE AND THE HARPMAKER

by Hazel Prior | Read by Katharine McEwan, Philip Battley

Penguin Audio
Fiction

Katharine McEwan and Philip Battley do an excellent job alternating voices in this lovely novel. Ellie, portrayed by McEwan, is married to an overbearing man. While mourning the loss of her father, she wanders into a barn on a walk and meets Dan, a harpmaker. Dan, portrayed by Battley, is a bit different from anyone Ellie has ever met before. Battley does a fantastic job... Read More

HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST

HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST

by Ibram X. Kendi | Read by Ibram X. Kendi

Random House Audio
Contemporary Culture

With a delivery that is sometimes measured and deliberate, sometimes declaiming, author Kendi (National Book Award winner for STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING) drives home his thesis that the only way to ensure true equality for everyone of every race is to identify and dismantle racist policies and enact explicitly antiracist policies. He frames this thinking within his own... Read More

I LIKE TO WATCH

I LIKE TO WATCH Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution

by Emily Nussbaum | Read by Emily Nussbaum

Random House Audio
Contemporary Culture

If you sat with the author and talked about how television both reflected and anticipated American culture, it would sound like this audiobook: fascinating, invigorating, and accessible. Narrator Emily Nussbaum doesn't sound like she has a trained voice, but she can present incisive arguments about the programs that have shaped our lives, our perceptions, and our outlooks. This... Read More

THE NEW GIRL

THE NEW GIRL Gabriel Allon, Book 19

Earphones Award Winner

by Daniel Silva | Read by George Guidall

Harper Audio
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator George Guidall brings back the many characters we have come to know and appreciate in Silva's Gabriel Allon series. Once again, Silva leverages current headlines to engage listeners, this time taking them into the intrigues of the House of Saud and the political ramifications of shifting alliances within it. Gabriel Allon, now having two years under his belt as... Read More

RIVER OF FIRE

RIVER OF FIRE My Spiritual Journey

Earphones Award Winner

by Helen Prejean | Read by Helen Prejean

Random House Audio
Biography & Memoir

Helen Prejean's audiobook bubbles with levity, enthusiasm, and inspiration. In her soft Louisiana drawl, she describes her experiences while a novice with the Congregation of St. Joseph as a "boot camp for the Brides of Christ." By the time she was fully professed, Vatican II in 1962 had changed her life. She blossomed under the new church paradigm while remaining committed to... Read More

SPEAKING OF SUMMER

SPEAKING OF SUMMER

by Kalisha Buckhanon | Read by Karen Chilton

Recorded Books
Fiction

Simply put, this audiobook is extraordinary. Narrator Karen Chilton portrays Autumn Spencer, whose twin sister, Summer, has disappeared from the roof of their building without a trace. As Autumn attempts to find out what happened, she becomes obsessed with the way that society treats black women--as if they are invisible and the violence perpetrated against them doesn't matter.... Read More

TERNS OF ENDEARMENT

TERNS OF ENDEARMENT

Earphones Award Winner

by Donna Andrews | Read by Bernadette Dunne

Dreamscape
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Bernadette Dunne expertly establishes a personal connection between listeners and the passengers on a cruise ship that breaks down in the Caribbean. Meg Langslow and her family are well defined, as are the rest of the travelers, in particular the boorish "Three Stooges" and four women who are on a writer's retreat. When passenger Desiree St. Christophe, a notorious... Read More

TRAVEL LIGHT, MOVE FAST

TRAVEL LIGHT, MOVE FAST

by Alexandra Fuller | Read by Alexandra Fuller

Recorded Books
Biography & Memoir

Listeners will feel as if they're having an intimate chat with acclaimed memoirist Alexandra Fuller (DON'T LET'S GO TO THE DOGS TONIGHT) as she contemplates the life of her boisterous, adventurous father, Tim, whose motto was "travel light, move fast." Fuller is a gifted storyteller with a talent for re-creating her family's life in Africa and Europe. Her unflinching portrayals... Read More

THE TURN OF THE KEY

THE TURN OF THE KEY

Earphones Award Winner

by Ruth Ware | Read by Imogen Church

Simon & Schuster Audio
Mystery & Suspense

Imogen Church narrates Ruth Ware's unsettling update of Henry James's TURN OF THE SCREW. Nanny Rowan Caine arrives for her first day at what seems like a dream job to find that things are not as perfect as they first seemed. The house's "smart" system malfunctions in the middle of the night, and the children hate her for no apparent reason. Church ably handles the children's... Read More

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