A silly premise and a very personal issue comprise what turns out to be a meaningful story, delivered by two narrators. The story starts with Thea, Gavin's wife, talking about divorce. Gavin, portrayed by Andrew Eiden, doesn't want to divorce, so his baseball buddies bring him into their secret "club"--a group of men who read romance novels to help them with their marriages or... Read More
Narrators John Sackville and Perdita Weeks expertly deliver the two timeframes of this inventive novel. Winterson imagines what might happen when humans are supplanted by a variety of man-made replacements, the arrival of which is closer than many of us think. Weeks portrays nineteenth-century author Mary Shelley, a woman ahead of her time with her story of the tragically... Read More
This audiobook is a gorgeous listen about friendship, love, independence, and the power of stories. Narrator Julia Whelan brings to life a wide range of characters, including Alice, a British woman who arrives in Kentucky with her new husband, and Margery, a strong-willed woman who answers only to herself. This story is based on the real-life Packhorse Librarians of the 1930s.... Read More
Listeners will be riveted by Mary Lewis's accomplished narration of this harrowing audiobook about survival under extreme circumstances. Eleven-year-old Everett and nine-year-old Ada have just buried both parents and their younger sister and are now living on their own in an isolated cove in nineteenth-century Newfoundland. Lewis sensitively conveys the unbearable burdens these... Read More
Narrator Caitlin Kelly delivers all the fervor of the conclusion to Black's Folk of the Air trilogy. Jude is in exile when her treasonous twin provides a way to return to Elfhame. Curious, and with lingering feelings for Cardan, Jude takes her sister's place in the faerie realm. As the story changes direction, Kelly allows listeners to reconnect with the romance between these... Read More
Best known for his animated narration of DON QUIXOTE and other essential classics, Roy McMillan is one of our most versatile and accomplished voices, equally effective narrating a popular thriller. The author of FATHERLAND always keeps listeners on their toes, and here a pastiche of elements--a dystopian world, a possible murder mystery, the high action of a thriller--results... Read More
Dion Graham's rich, velvety timbre guides listeners through the world of SWEET SORROWS, the volume of stories that opens author Erin Morgenstern's worlds within worlds. Zachary Ezra Rawlins, new media graduate student and son of a fortune-teller, finds himself at the center of events surrounding a mysterious library book that reflects his life within its pages. Dominic... Read More
An ensemble cast supports Augusten Burroughs in the narration of his whimsical memoir, and it is a quirky romp indeed through a genuinely fertile imagination. He reveals, with his slow and sharply articulated wry drawl, that he is a witch, as are other members of his colorful family. Burroughs performs his own story with both the humor and pathos it requires. The supporting... Read More
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