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AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS

AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS

by Bonnie Pipkin | Read by Bonnie Pipkin

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Listeners meet Genesis, who is almost 18, as she leaves the clinic where she has just had an abortion. Abandoned by her boyfriend, who was supposed to wait for her, Gen must fend for herself, as she has done since her father's death several years earlier and her mother's subsequent descent into inconsolable grief. As narrator, Bonnie Pipkin's flat affect and deliberate pacing... Read More

ALMOST AUTUMN

ALMOST AUTUMN

by Marianne Kaurin, Rosie Hedger [Trans.] | Read by Taylor Meskimen

Scholastic Audiobooks | Unabridged
Young Adult

Taylor Meskimen narrates this historical novel, set in Oslo, Norway, in 1942, which tells the story of the German occupation through the thoughts and feelings of 15-year-old Ilse Stern. As she worries about her first crush, Hermann Rod, the realities of the German occupation are making life complicated, confusing, and dangerous. Most of the story is told in Ilse's voice in a... Read More

THE ART OF STARVING

THE ART OF STARVING

by Sam J. Miller | Read by Tom Phelan

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Tom Phelan's narration is flat and emotionless as he portrays the depressed state of 16-year-old Matt. Despite his gloom, Matt is determined to find his sister, stop his mother's drinking, and consume minimal calories. Each chapter begins with a rule Matt suggests for success in the art of starving. Phelan's dispassionate tone evokes Matt's certainty of these truths. Soon,... Read More

BE TRUE TO ME

BE TRUE TO ME

by Adele Griffin | Read by Eva Kaminsky, Laura Knight Keating

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Young Adult

A love triangle has the whole town watching. Narrator Laura Knight Keating's sweet, wholesome voice reflects the character of Jean Custis, a proper upper-class girl, but a different girl lurks beneath Jean's façade. It's the summer of 1976, and Jean's family is vacationing at an exclusive Fire Island town. Newcomer Gil Burke has captivated the town, and Jean instantly falls for... Read More

BLOOD ROSE REBELLION

BLOOD ROSE REBELLION Blood Rose Rebellion, Book 1

by Rosalyn Eves | Read by Fiona Hardingham

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

With keen attention to emotional details and deft control of pacing, narrator Fiona Hardingham makes this fantasy-adventure something to savor. The disgrace of her elite magical family, the apparently non-magical Anna Arden is exiled to her grandmother in Hungary. But as revolution begins to foment, Anna realizes her true talents are not only precious but also fearsomely... Read More

THE BOOK JUMPER

THE BOOK JUMPER

by Mechthild Glaser | Read by Mary Sarah

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Young Adult

With myriad British accents, narrator Mary Sarah establishes a fantastical European world in which certain families are entrusted to protect classic literature by jumping into books. When Amy moves back to her homeland and discovers the magic of book jumping, Sarah's slow pacing adds to the mysterious nature of the story. Sarah's voice becomes more dramatic as some of the... Read More

BOY

BOY

by Blake Nelson | Read by Vikas Adam

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Young Adult

Gavin is one of the cool kids at Evergreen High who is drawn to Antoinette, a somber girl who lost her brother to suicide. Narrator Vikas Adam has an impressive diverse delivery that makes Gavin sound relatable and Antionette mysterious. He strongly differentiates between the other characters in the story as well. Gavin is transitioning into adulthood and is trying to figure... Read More

CITY OF SAINTS & THIEVES

CITY OF SAINTS & THIEVES

Earphones Award Winner

by Natalie C. Anderson | Read by Pascale Armand

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Tina is a 16-year-old Congolese refugee turned Kenyan street gang member and thief. Narrator Pascale Armand's convincing portrait captures Tina's many contrasts--her toughness and tenderness, duplicity and honesty, questioning and certainty. Armand also makes clear Tina's unswerving determination to care for her half-sister, Kiki, and to discover who murdered her mother. Armand... Read More

COMING UP FOR AIR

COMING UP FOR AIR Hundred Oaks, Book 8

by Miranda Kenneally | Read by Carly Robins

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Young Adult

Fans of Miranda Kenneally's authentic writing style won't be disappointed by her new audiobook. Narrator Carly Robins gives an authentic tone to high school student Maggie King as she reevaluates her life and goals. A competitive swimmer who is working to secure an Olympic tryout, Maggie is focused, and she loves swimming. But as the end of the school year approaches, she... Read More

CROSSING EBENEZER CREEK

CROSSING EBENEZER CREEK

by Tonya Bolden | Read by Robin Eller

Audible, Inc. | Unabridged
Young Adult

Robin Eller delivers the alternating viewpoints of two freed slaves, Caleb and Mariah, who meet in 1864. Eller excels at revealing both the public and private sides of Caleb. Outwardly, he's kind and gentle as he guides others recently freed from a Georgia plantation, paying close attention to Mariah and her younger brother. But Caleb's journal reveals his discomfort with his... Read More

A CROWN OF WISHES

A CROWN OF WISHES The Star-Touched Queen, Book 2

by Roshani Chokshi | Read by Priya Ayyar

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

In this high fantasy steeped in Hindu legends, narrator Priya Ayyar uses accents and character voices to distinguish the wide variety of creatures inhabiting a richly magical world within a world. Teenaged humans Vikram and Gauri are adversarial royalty who find themselves competing as a team in a magical Tournament of Wishes. Along the way, they find danger, fear, desire, and... Read More

DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING

DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING

by Tricia Levenseller | Read by Marisa Calin

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

While this debut audiobook for young adults is a smorgasbord of typical pirate themes, it manages to weave a story listeners will love. Narrator Marisa Calin smoothly manages the romantic adventure with a rhythm and cadence that keep listeners alert and involved. Alosa, who is half-human and half-siren, is a pirate princess. Little does she know when she arranges her... Read More

DEAR MARTIN

DEAR MARTIN

Earphones Award Winner

by Nic Stone | Read by Dion Graham

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Dion Graham conveys Justyce McAllister's depth of character and inner conflict. The African-American honor student's life is changed when he is the victim of racial profiling, police brutality, and wrongful arrest. Graham at first registers Justyce's confusion and shock. With equal believability, Graham depicts Justyce's anger and trauma at experiencing racism at his... Read More

DEAR READER

DEAR READER

by Mary O'Connell | Read by Saskia Maarleveld

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Flannery Fields's beloved AP English teacher, Miss Sweeny, is missing. Flannery gives the police the purse found at the teacher's desk but keeps Miss Sweeny's well-read copy of WUTHERING HEIGHTS. When Flannery discovers the book is actually a diary of Miss Sweeny's activities, she skips school and heads to Manhattan to find her cherished teacher. Saskia Maarleveld narrates the... Read More

DISAPPEARED

DISAPPEARED

by Francisco X. Stork | Read by Roxana Ortega, Christian Barillas

Scholastic Audiobooks | Unabridged
Young Adult

Roxana Ortega and Christian Barillas dramatize the alternating voices of siblings from Juarez, Mexico. Ortega reads the part of questioning, curious Sara, a newspaper journalist. Sara writes devotedly about the plight of LAS DESAPARECIDAS, the disappeared girls, after her best friend, Linda, vanishes without a trace. Ortega makes clear Sara's commitment to her news stories,... Read More

DOWN AMONG THE STICKS AND BONES

DOWN AMONG THE STICKS AND BONES Wayward Children, Book 2

by Seanan McGuire | Read by Seanan McGuire

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Author Seanan McGuire narrates her story of twins who follow a mysterious staircase into a dark and violent world. Jacqueline and Jillian's parents have raised them, doll-like, without any attention to the girls' actual interests or personalities. The sisters escape their oppressive homelife for a magical world filled with vampires, mad scientists, and, for the first time ever,... Read More

FREAK SHOW

FREAK SHOW

by James St. James | Read by Ben Estes, Suzanne Toren, Tracey Petrillo, Caitlin Kelly

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Teenage drag queen Billy Bloom, perfectly and entertainingly embodied by narrator Ben Estes, arrives at a new school determined to dazzle classmates with his sparkling personality and fabulous ensemble. Instead of admiration, they respond with homophobic vitriol and spitwads. The students, voiced by Suzanne Toren, Tracey Petrillo, Caitlin Kelly, and Estes, seem to surround... Read More

GENUINE FRAUD

GENUINE FRAUD

Earphones Award Winner

by E. Lockhart | Read by Rebecca Soler

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Rebecca Soler's riveting narration and the engrossing writing of E. Lockhart make for gripping listening--even if the main character of this story is unlikable. Soler renders a perfect portrait of Jule, a detached 18-year-old who is poised for fight, flight, and inventing lies about her past. Soler shows Jule's polar traits of coldness and obsessiveness, especially when it... Read More

GIRLING UP

GIRLING UP How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular

by Mayim Bialik | Read by Mayim Bialik

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Mayim Bialik--actor, neuroscientist, and author, who is best known for her role in "The Big Bang Theory"--takes a break to present listeners with her latest title. Bialik's tone holds a sincere note as she moves from factual and scientific to honest and vulnerable in the blink of an eye as she openly addresses girls about the challenges and triumphs of becoming a woman. While... Read More

GRIT

GRIT

by Gillian French | Read by Caitlin Davies

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Caitlin Davies brings an irreverent and discretely sarcastic voice to Darcy Prentiss, a reckless teenager who plans to keep her secrets close in the summer ahead. After all, living in a rural Maine town can be as tough as the barrens where Darcy, other locals, and migrants spend the summer harvesting blueberries. Davies mixes an array of curious and darkly accusatory... Read More

HATE IS SUCH A STRONG WORD

HATE IS SUCH A STRONG WORD

by Sarah Ayoub | Read by Sarah Ayoub

Bolinda Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Like her main character, a Lebanese-Australian teen named Sophie, the author seems to gain confidence in her own voice as her narration moves through her debut novel. This aural development from so shy as to be nearly monotone to more emphatic and nuanced takes enough time to develop that listeners may need to be encouraged to stick with it. Initially reticent, Sophie... Read More

HOW DARE THE SUN RISE

HOW DARE THE SUN RISE Memoirs of a War Child

by Sandra Uwiringiyimana, Abigail Pesta | Read by Sandra Uwiringiyimana

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

The young author narrates this powerful memoir of her traumatic experiences growing up in the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo. Though she has lived for some time in the U.S., her slight remaining accent adds to the authenticity of her narration. As she recounts the story of her childhood and then the massacre that claimed several members of her family, her tone seems... Read More

I SEE LONDON, I SEE FRANCE

I SEE LONDON, I SEE FRANCE

by Sarah Mlynowski | Read by Saskia Maarleveld

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

This story of two childhood BFFs who reconnect after freshman year at different colleges by spending four weeks traveling in Europe is told mostly through Sydney's thoughts and feelings. Saskia Maarleveld gives voice to Syd, who is trying to balance her excitement about the trip with best friend Leela with her worry about leaving her agoraphobic mother in the care of her... Read More

JANE, UNLIMITED

JANE, UNLIMITED

by Kristin Cashore | Read by Rebecca Soler

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Rebecca Soler establishes characters and settings quickly and convincingly. She portrays heroine Jane's intelligence and sarcasm with a tinge of grief, resulting from the recent death of her beloved aunt. Cynicism surfaces in Soler's depiction of wealthy Kieran, the girl who has invited Jane to a gala at her island mansion. Later, Soler makes clear the insecurity... Read More

KILL ALL HAPPIES

KILL ALL HAPPIES

by Rachel Cohn | Read by Lauren Ezzo

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Young Adult

Lauren Ezzo narrates a campy romantic comedy about a high school student, Vic, who is planning the most epic after-graduation party the small town of Rancho Solado has ever seen. She also plans to hook up with her best friend's brother, Jake. The party is held at Happies, a longstanding restaurant in the town, before it closes for good. The party must be kept a secret from Miss... Read More

LANDSCAPE WITH INVISIBLE HAND

LANDSCAPE WITH INVISIBLE HAND

Earphones Award Winner

by M.T. Anderson | Read by M.T. Anderson

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

M.T. Anderson's narration shows deep knowledge of his invented world. A tone of menace characterizes hero Adam Costello when a group of aliens, called "vuvv," land on Earth. They soon monetize Earth's culture beyond anything humans have ever imagined, and Adam's family's survival is threatened. Anderson shifts to a romantic tone as Adam embarks upon a survival plan with his... Read More

THE LEAF READER

THE LEAF READER

by Emily Arsenault | Read by Lori Gardner

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Lori Gardner portrays the uncertainty of high school junior Marnie Wells, who seeks a niche among the popular teens. Gardner depicts Marnie's relief when she uses an old book of her aunt's to learn to read tea leaves for her friends. But when a boy asks about his missing girlfriend, Gardner captures Marnie's discomfort at what might be a true ability. Gardner's intense... Read More

THE LIST

THE LIST

by Patricia Forde | Read by Imogen Wilde

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Imogen Wilde delivers the perfect voice for shy and insecure Letta. She's often excited, and when she is, Wilde's voice is as squeaky as a young girl's can be. Letta is a sheltered wordsmith apprentice who lives in a postapocalyptic world in which a maniacal leader is attempting to eliminate language--the source of all evil. As words are slowly proscribed, people speak... Read More

LITTLE & LION

LITTLE & LION

by Brandy Colbert | Read by Alisha Wainwright

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

When she returns from boarding school to spend the summer with her family in Los Angeles, 16-year-old Suzette is struggling with defining her sexuality, and with reconnecting with her stepbrother, Lionel, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Narrator Alisha Wainwright pours emotion into her performance. Taking her cues from the text, she sighs and laughs, her voice... Read More

LOVE, ISH

LOVE, ISH

by Karen Rivers | Read by Jill Frutkin

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Jill Frutkin voices Mischa Love in this moving story about a 12-year-old who dreams of joining the Mars Now project and becoming the first girl to live on the distant planet. Most of the story is told in the first person using the present tense, with Frutkin's narrative tone and rhythm actively changing with each turn in the plot. From Mischa's brave first day at a new... Read More

MASK OF SHADOWS

MASK OF SHADOWS

by Linsey Miller | Read by Deryn Edwards

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Young Adult

Sallot Leon, a thief, steals a poster announcing open auditions for the Left Hand--the volunteers who function as the queen's assassins. Sal goes to the auditions, hoping to be able to join the group--but not to become an assassin. Sal wants revenge. Narrator Deryn Edwards credibly depicts Sal and the characters she encounters. A gender-fluid character, Sal has has had to be... Read More

THE MONSTROUS CHILD

THE MONSTROUS CHILD

by Francesca Simon | Read by Eleanor Tomlinson

Bolinda Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Eleanor Tomlinson convincingly embodies teenaged Hel, the goddess of the underworld, in this contemporary update of Norse mythology. Hel is raised by her giantess mother, kidnapped by Thor, and banished to Niflheim, the realm of the dead. Tomlinson's performance brims with an adolescent's snark and angst and an immortal god's incandescent rage. Tomlinson's posh British... Read More

NIGHT WITCHES

NIGHT WITCHES A Novel of World War II

by Kathryn Lasky | Read by Ilyana Kadushin

Scholastic Audiobooks | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Ilyana Kadushin portrays 16-year-old Valya, who joins a Soviet regiment of women who serve as pilots during WWII. With a passionate voice, Kadushin establishes a Russian accent to reflect the backgrounds of these brave characters who fight in harsh conditions to defend their country from the German army. After her mother is killed by Germans, Valya faces danger in... Read More

NORTH OF HAPPY

NORTH OF HAPPY

by Adi Alsaid | Read by Luis Moreno

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Young Adult

The authenticity of Luis Moreno's narration makes this audiobook especially good listening. After his brother, Felix, is tragically killed, Carlos Portillo is persuaded by Felix's ghost to flee Mexico for the San Juan Islands and, fueled by their shared love of food, get a job in a renowned restaurant. The chats between Carlos and Felix's ghost are hysterical as Felix... Read More

NOTEWORTHY

NOTEWORTHY

by Riley Redgate | Read by Bailey Carr

Audible, Inc. | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Bailey Carr gives Jordan Sun a fraught voice, emphasizing the angst and doubt she is feeling. The junior contralto has once again failed to land a role in the musical at the Kensington-Blaine Boarding School for the Performing Arts, and she begins to question her self-worth and her choices. Then she decides to become Julian and try out for the top all-male a cappella... Read More

NYXIA

NYXIA

Earphones Award Winner

by Scott Reintgen | Read by Sullivan Jones, Dominic Hoffman

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Sullivan Jones conveys the desires, frustrations, and determination of Detroit teen Emmett Atwater as well as the tension in this fast-paced audiobook. Emmett is one of 10 poor teens, most of color, who are competing aboard a spaceship for a position with Babel, a company that mines nyxia, "the new black gold." Jones conveys Emmett's African-American background through... Read More

ONE OF US IS LYING

ONE OF US IS LYING

by Karen M. McManus | Read by Kim Mai Guest, MacLeod Andrews, Shannon McManus, Robbie Daymond

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Four actors deliver the alternating narratives of four high school students who are accused of murder. Narrator Kim Mai Guest reflects Bronwyn's wit as well as her humiliation when she's caught cheating. Robbie Daymond affects the outwardly careless attitude of Nate, a drug dealer, along with his hidden tenderness. Shannon McManus depicts timid Addy, who at first is cowed by a... Read More

SAINTS AND MISFITS

SAINTS AND MISFITS

by S.K. Ali | Read by Ariana Delawari

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Ariana Delawari gives voice to the youthfully uncertain Janna, a Hijabi teen and self-described misfit. An excellent student, she's active in the youth group at her mosque but uncomfortable with both of her divorced parents and resentful of her mother's affection for her older brother and his "saintly" girlfriend. As she tries to overcome having been sexually assaulted... Read More

SNOW & ROSE

SNOW & ROSE

by Emily Winfield Martin | Read by Cassandra Campbell

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Cassandra Campbell delightfully performs this retelling of a famous fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. In lilting, soft tones, she conveys the sweet innocence of Snow and Rose, two girls who find themselves living alone with their sorrow-filled mother after the disappearance of their father. Campbell's modulated voice combines with the sounds of birds and weather to bring out... Read More

SOLDIER BOY

SOLDIER BOY

Earphones Award Winner

by Keely Hutton | Read by Kevin R. Free, Ricky Anywar [Afterword]

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Powerful writing based on the real life of Ricky Anywar is heightened by narrator Kevin R. Free's dramatic reading. Free's use of an African accent carries readers to the Ugandan setting and the stories of two characters--one real, one fictional. The true story of 14-year-old Ricky begins with the tenderness of his warm family. Soon, there's a horrific reversal as Free narrates... Read More

SOLO

SOLO

Earphones Award Winner

by Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess | Read by Kwame Alexander

Blink | Unabridged
Young Adult

This novel-in-verse, written by Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess, sings with the despair, hope, and love that wash over 17-year-old Blade, a budding musician. Alexander's affection for Blade is obvious through his narration. He wrings every drop of emotion from a poignant story of a teen who is missing his mother, who died years ago, and battling his father, a broken-down... Read More

SPELLBOOK OF THE LOST AND FOUND

SPELLBOOK OF THE LOST AND FOUND

by Moïra Fowley-Doyle | Read by Elizabeth Sastre, Marisa Calin, Saskia Maarleveld

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Three narrators deliver a story with a tangle of characters, magic, secrets, multiple points of views, and shifting time periods. Elizabeth Sastre expresses the confidence of Olive, who lives with a supportive family and takes her deafness in hand. Marisa Calin portrays Hazel, making evident her constant anxiety, which relates to her rough past, including homelessness. Saskia... Read More

SPELLSLINGER

SPELLSLINGER Spellslinger, Book 1

by Sebastien de Castell | Read by Joe Jameson

Bolinda Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Joe Jameson's brassy tenor voices a sizable cast of characters in this gritty fantasy. Kellen has always felt out of place among his famous magical family and peers, working tirelessly to manifest his abilities with minimal results. But as he grows closer to his sixteenth birthday, he learns that the history of his people and their talents isn't what it seems.... Read More

SUMMER DAYS AND SUMMER NIGHTS

SUMMER DAYS AND SUMMER NIGHTS Twelve Love Stories

by Stephanie Perkins [Ed.], Leigh Bardugo, Nina LaCour, Libba Bray, Francesca Lia Block, Tim Federle, Veronica Roth, Jon Skovron, Brandy Colbert, Cassandra Clare, Jennifer E. Smith, Lev Grossman | Read by Jessica Almasy, Michael Bakkensen, Cherise Boothe, Christopher Gebauer, Erin Moon, Stina Nielsen

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Young Adult

Six narrators deliver these 12 stories for older teens centered around summer love. The scenarios are diverse, as are the characters and the objects of their romantic interests. Narrator Michael Bakkensen is the standout. He brings out the humor and heartache in Tim Federle's "Souvenirs," and he's pitch-perfect with Lev Grossman's "Map of Tiny Perfect Things," the final story... Read More

THE THIEF

THE THIEF Queen's Thief, Book 1

by Megan Whalen Turner | Read by Steve West

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Steve West's steady pacing and rich dialogue bring this classic adventure story to life. The tale begins when one of the greatest thieves in the land, Gen, is released from the king's prison and enlisted to help a band of men steal a legendary stone with mystical powers. West creates unique voices for each of the adventurers and adds whimsy by establishing a different... Read More

THE TRAITOR'S KISS

THE TRAITOR'S KISS

by Erin Beaty | Read by Kathleen McInerney

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Listeners follow matchmaker's apprentice, Sage Fowler, as she spends her days shepherding young ladies, and collecting information from their military escorts. As the kingdom falls into turmoil, Sage is recruited as a spy by a handsome soldier--but can she trust him to keep her, and her secrets, safe? Though this story is uneven in its focus at times, narrator Kathleen... Read More

TRUSTING YOU & OTHER LIES

TRUSTING YOU & OTHER LIES

by Nicole Williams | Read by Jorjeana Marie

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Jorjeana Marie captures the sardonic tone of Phoenix's first-person narrative. As Phoenix drives to family camp Kismet with her parents and little brother, Harry, she recounts the dishonesty of her parents and her ex-boyfriend. Marie's delivery is sharp with the many barbed edges Phoenix has developed because of hurts and fears. Once at camp, Marie voices the coldness... Read More

WHAT TO SAY NEXT

WHAT TO SAY NEXT

by Julie Buxbaum | Read by Abigail Revasch, Kirby Heyborne

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrators Abigail Revasch and Kirby Heyborne take a so-so story and turn it into an entertaining listening experience. Heyborne is especially effective as David, a brilliant high school student with no clue about relationships. Heyborne's delivery is careful, precise, and steady as David slowly navigates his first real friendship. As David becomes more comfortable with social... Read More

WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI

WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI

by Sandhya Menon | Read by Sneha Mathan, Vikas Adam

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Young Adult

Teenaged Dimple Shah is focused on winning Insomnia Con, an intense summer app-development program. To her dismay, she finds herself partnered with straitlaced Rishi Patel, the boy her parents have arranged for her to marry. Narrators Vikas Adam and Sneha Mathan create a rapid-fire repertoire through alternating chapters as these two unlikely teens work together--and realize... Read More

WINTERSONG

WINTERSONG

by S. Jae-Jones | Read by Eva Kaminsky

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Young Adult

This dark paranormal fantasy is brought to life through Eva Kaminsky's vehement, brassy tones. The layered story is told from the viewpoint of Liesl, a young woman who has a confusing, dangerous relationship with the Goblin King. Kaminsky fully embodies Liesl, who is filled with yearning and determination, and portrays many other human and goblin characters who run the gamut... Read More

THE YEARBOOK COMMITTEE

THE YEARBOOK COMMITTEE

by Sarah Ayoub | Read by Eloise Mignon, Tim Potter

Bolinda Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Five Australian teens in Year 12 at a private school are unwillingly thrown together and tasked with creating a yearbook. Narrators Eloise Mignon and Tim Potter successfully meet the challenge of making Charlie, Tammi, and Gillian (the girls) and Ryan and Matty (the boys) distinct as their story is told through their shifting points of view. Together, the narrators slowly... Read More

YOU BRING THE DISTANT NEAR

YOU BRING THE DISTANT NEAR

by Mitali Perkins | Read by Sneha Mathan, Shivali Bhammer, Priya Ayyar, N'Jameh Camara, Zehra Jane Naqvi

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Five narrators represent the alternating voices of three generations of women from South Asia. A chime separates different characters, settings, situations, and time periods beginning in 1970s, when two sisters immigrate to America. Tara's softness represents her artistic soul while Sonia's tone is sharper, especially when it comes to her evolving activism. Both slip facilely... Read More

YOU MAY ALREADY BE A WINNER

YOU MAY ALREADY BE A WINNER

by Ann Dee Ellis | Read by Taylor Meskimen

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Taylor Meskimen renders Olivia's relentlessly optimistic narrative in a voice listeners will find hard to forget. With her dad gone and her mom overworked and stressed, Olivia becomes a de facto caretaker, teacher, cook, and entertainer for her 5-year-old sister, Berkley. Meskimen captures Olivia's hopeful attitude, which is manifested in elaborate and often bizarre... Read More

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