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ACCESSORY TO WAR

ACCESSORY TO WAR The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military

by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Avis Lang | Read by Courtney B. Vance, Neil deGrasse Tyson [Prologue]

Random House Audio
Contemporary Culture

The relationship between science and the military is thousands of years old. This fascinating audiobook connects the two with regard to the contemporary world, discussing how the universe is being used for industry and government power. DeGrasse Tyson reads the introduction, and he does a terrific job. He has a silky, deep voice, and he paces himself well. He could credibly... Read More

DEPTH OF WINTER

DEPTH OF WINTER Walt Longmire, Book 14

by Craig Johnson | Read by George Guidall

Recorded Books
Mystery & Suspense

Listeners are in for a change of scenery in the latest Sheriff Longmire mystery, and despite the title, it's the dusty heat of the Mexican desert. George Guidall, the longtime narrator of the series, captures Longmire's sense of urgency from the outset. Cady, Longmire's beloved and feisty daughter, has been kidnapped by the baddest of the bad Mexican drug lords, Tomas Bodarte.... Read More

FASHION CLIMBING

FASHION CLIMBING

Earphones Award Winner

by Bill Cunningham, Hilton Als [Preface] | Read by Arthur Morey

Penguin Audio
Biography & Memoir

Bill Cunningham was something like a secular monk whose high church was fashion. The joy with which he pursued his devotions is so contagious and charming that not only is this a delightful listen, it is a life lesson in how to celebrate creation. This memoir covers his early career as a milliner long before his career-capping photographic stint as the NEW YORK TIMES'... Read More

IN PIECES

IN PIECES

by Sally Field | Read by Sally Field

Hachette Audio
Biography & Memoir

Actor Sally Field, who has won two Academy Awards, delivers a powerhouse performance of her first memoir. Her aging timbre doesn't detract from the sensitivity that her personal narration brings to the story of her troubled childhood, early television roles, and ultimate success as a sophisticated and well-modulated actor and producer. In many respects, Field states, the volume... Read More

JOHN WOMAN

JOHN WOMAN

by Walter Mosley | Read by Dion Graham

Blackstone Audio
Fiction

Dion Graham expressively narrates this mind-bending departure from Walter Mosley, best known for his Easy Rawlins detective series. The story features a history professor named John Woman, who has a mysterious past involving a hidden crime. As a teen, Woman was named Cornelius Jones. When his father's health declines and his father's boss is murdered, young Cornelius assumes... Read More

LEADERSHIP

LEADERSHIP In Turbulent Times

by Doris Kearns Goodwin | Read by Beau Bridges, David Morse, Jay O. Sanders, Richard Thomas, Doris Kearns Goodwin [Intro and Afterword]

Simon & Schuster Audio
History

To write a good history, the author must be scholarly and a good storyteller. In this case, the author is both, and that makes this work on presidential leadership eminently suited to audio. The four men profiled--Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson--differed greatly in what shaped their leadership styles. The audio publisher chose to use... Read More

LEVERAGE IN DEATH

LEVERAGE IN DEATH In Death, Book 47

by J.D. Robb | Read by Susan Ericksen

Brilliance Audio
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Susan Ericksen is at it again with the latest J.D. Robb police procedural. Lieutenant Eve Dallas is called to the aftermath of a suicide bombing on Wall Street that was timed to coincide with a corporate merger. The bomber was a beloved employee who was forced into wearing the explosive vest under the threat of losing his wife and child if he didn't cooperate. With the... Read More

NATE EXPECTATIONS

NATE EXPECTATIONS Better Nate Than Ever, Book 3

Earphones Award Winner

by Tim Federle | Read by Tim Federle

Simon & Schuster Audio
Children

As both author and narrator, Tim Federle delivers a wholly satisfying conclusion to his funny, smart, heartwarming Nate series. When Nate returns to Jankburg, Pennsylvania, after appearing on Broadway, he's sure that his freshman year of high school is going to be awful. After all, he's a boy who likes musicals (and, secretly, other boys)--and no one back home except his best... Read More

THE SILENCE OF THE GIRLS

THE SILENCE OF THE GIRLS

Earphones Award Winner

by Pat Barker | Read by Kristin Atherton, Michael Fox

Random House Audio
Historical Fiction

This extraordinary collaboration between the Booker Prize-winning novelist Pat Barker and superb narrators Kristin Atherton and Michael Fox reimagines the passionate, bloody, mythic Trojan War of Homer's ILIAD. Once begun, you will want to abandon everything to spend time with Fox's "Great" Achilles (aka The Butcher) and Atherton's Briseis, a Trojan queen become his bed-slave.... Read More

THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ

THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ

Earphones Award Winner

by Heather Morris | Read by Richard Armitage

Harper Audio
Historical Fiction

This engaging audiobook demonstrates that, despite the passage of nearly two generations, new Holocaust stories continue to emerge. Richard Armitage is a superb narrator whose performance here is among his best. Heather Morris bases her book on the story of Holocaust survivor Ludwig Sokolov, who was taken to Auschwitz and given the job of tattooing numbers on every prisoner.... Read More

WASHINGTON BLACK

WASHINGTON BLACK

Earphones Award Winner

by Esi Edugyan | Read by Dion Graham

Random House Audio
Fiction

This memorable audiobook takes a young slave from captivity to freedom as narrator Dion Graham wrings every heartfelt emotion from the story. Edugyan's work embodies the fear and brutality of 1800s slavery, using beautifully turned phrases and clear-eyed observations--which Graham takes to another level--to give voice to the horror and high adventure of Washington Black's life.... Read More

WILD FIRE

WILD FIRE Shetland Island, Book 8

Earphones Award Winner

by Ann Cleeves | Read by Kenny Blyth

Macmillan Audio
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Kenny Blyth draws the listener into the mystery and beauty of the Shetland Islands as DI Jimmy Perez and his senior colleague and love interest, Willow Reeves, investigate the murder of a young nanny, Emma Shearer. Blyth's Scottish and English accents bring to life the interesting and troubled inhabitants of the insular, gossipy village of Deltaness. There, incomers... Read More

WORD WARRIOR

WORD WARRIOR Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom

by Sonja D. Williams | Read by Robin Miles

Blackstone Audio
Biography & Memoir

Narrator Robin Miles educates listeners about the life and work of African-American radio broadcaster Richard Durham. She delivers the author's take on Durham's rise as an intellectual during a period of increased attention to African-American writing and music following WWII. Miles works capably across a wide range of material, including interview excerpts and historical... Read More

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