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AFTER THE SHOT DROPS

AFTER THE SHOT DROPS

by Randy Ribay | Read by JB Adkins, Ramon de Ocampo

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

JB Adkins and Ramon de Ocampo share the narration of this dual-perspective story of two friends who are headed in very different directions. Bunny is a basketball star who left his local school's team for his shot at a brighter future. Nasir is unmoored without Bunny, drifting into the orbit of his troubled cousin, Wallace. When Wallace starts gambling on the outcome of Bunny's... Read More

ANGER IS A GIFT

ANGER IS A GIFT

by Mark Oshiro | Read by Mark Oshiro

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Author Mark Oshiro, writer of the online universe Mark Does Stuff, narrates his powerful debut audiobook. The new school year has just begun, and the administration at West Oakland High has started treating Moss and his classmates like criminals. When the implementation of random locker searches and high-powered metal detectors leads to two students getting injured, Moss and... Read More

ASH PRINCESS

ASH PRINCESS Ash Princess Trilogy, Book 1

by Laura Sebastian | Read by Saskia Maarleveld

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Saskia Maarleveld narrates this epic fantasy of conquest and revenge with just the right sense of grandeur. Theodosia, princess of Astrea, has been a captive since the Kalovaxians overran her country and murdered her mother. Though she appears broken and submissive, Theo is on the lookout for an opportunity to strike back. Maarleveld does a masterful job with Theo, who is by... Read More

AUGUST AND EVERYTHING AFTER

AUGUST AND EVERYTHING AFTER

by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski | Read by Emily Lawrence

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Emily Lawrence delivers this slow burn teen romance in a cool tone. Quinn is hiding out for the summer on the Jersey Shore with her aunt following a senior-year relationship disaster. Working on her life plan hasn't progressed beyond turning her marching band skills into rock drummer dreams. She meets a troubled singer named Malcolm, and they bond over guilt and loss... Read More

BETWEEN THE LINES

BETWEEN THE LINES

by Nikki Grimes | Read by Sisi Aisha Johnson, Edward Lopez, Lori Gardner, Almarie Guerra, James Shippy, Ruffin Prentiss, Cherise Boothe, Nancy Wu, Jonathan Todd Ross

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Young Adult

The characters in Nikki Grimes's newest novel-in-verse confront a variety of serious personal problems. An ensemble cast brings to life this story of a high school poetry class in which the students learn about themselves, each other, and how to move ahead in spite of their issues. The story reflects the group's ethnic diversity, giving this listen high #OwnVoices appeal.... Read More

THE BIRD AND THE BLADE

THE BIRD AND THE BLADE

by Megan Bannen | Read by Emily Woo Zeller

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Emily Woo Zeller narrates the story of Jinghua, a slave in the Mongol Empire, and Khalaf, the young prince with whom she finds friendship and falls in love. Set in the late thirteenth century, this young adult adaptation of Puccini's TURANDOT is full of heartbreaking realities of a war-torn region that reflect today's world conflicts. Despite beautifully spoken foreign words... Read More

BLOOD WATER PAINT

BLOOD WATER PAINT

by Joy McCullough | Read by Xe Sands

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Based on a true story and read by skilled narrator Xe Sands, this coming-of-age novel commemorates Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi. Early on, Sands entwines notes of patience and wistfulness into Artemisia's voice as the girl spends her days studying her father's trade and reminiscing about her mother's empowering bedtime tales. Listeners will quickly be swept away by the... Read More

BROKEN BEAUTIFUL HEARTS

BROKEN BEAUTIFUL HEARTS

by Kami Garcia | Read by Brittany Pressley

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Brittany Pressley is a perfect match to voice Peyton's shock and desperate hope at finding the possibility of love again. She and her boyfriend broke up when she discovered his secret. Their confrontation led to her tumble down a flight of stairs and an injury that put her recent offer to play collegiate soccer at risk. When she seeks refuge at her uncle's home in a... Read More

DAMSELFLY

DAMSELFLY

by Chandra Prasad | Read by Soneela Nankani

Scholastic Audiobooks | Unabridged
Young Adult

When a plane carrying the students of Drake Rosemont Preparatory Academy crashes on a remote island in the Pacific, teen Samantha and her classmates must work together to survive. Narrator Soneela Nankani's dramatic tone will keep listeners on edge as Samantha navigates the evolving social dynamics as the students try to establish order out of chaos. Nankani uses distinct... Read More

DEAR RACHEL MADDOW

DEAR RACHEL MADDOW

Earphones Award Winner

by Adrienne Kisner | Read by Khristine Hvam

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Khristine Hvam does a stellar narration of this young adult epistolary novel featuring a quirky, troubled teen. After Brynn's older brother died from a drug overdose, her grades plummeted, taking her from honors courses to the applied academics classes located in the basement of her high school. When a class assignment requires her to write to a personal hero, she chooses... Read More

DEVILS UNTO DUST

DEVILS UNTO DUST

Earphones Award Winner

by Emma Berquist | Read by Devon Sorvari

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Young Adult

Guitar chords reverberate as Berquist's gritty postapocalyptic Western opens. An infectious disease ravages post-Civil War Texas, transforming people into ravenous corpses known as shakes and cutting off train access and Northern aid. Narrator Devon Sorvari captures Daisy "Willie" Wilcox's slight drawl and pragmatic tone as she sustains her close-knit siblings in a fortified... Read More

THE DISENCHANTMENTS

THE DISENCHANTMENTS

by Nina LaCour | Read by Robbie Daymond

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Newly graduated, Colby is excited about his future, beginning with a summer tour with his best friend Bev's girl band, The Disenchantments. After that, he and Bev will wander around Europe together. Robbie Daymond's low-key narration reflects Colby's difficulty containing his romantic feelings for Bev. His muted tone changes, however, when brooding Bev announces she won't be... Read More

THE FANDOM

THE FANDOM

by Anna Day | Read by Fiona Hardingham

Scholastic Audiobooks | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Fiona Hardingham expertly crafts the voice of young Violet, who falls into her favorite book, THE GALLOWS DANCE, at a Comic-Con event, along with some close friends. As the story unfolds, Violet must become the protagonist and follow the plot of the story in order to return to reality. The only problem for Violet is that the story concludes with her hanging at the... Read More

FEVER 1793

FEVER 1793

by Laurie Halse Anderson | Read by Bailey Carr

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Bailey Carr gives a contemporary edge to 14-year-old Mattie in this new production of a stellar historical novel. Mattie's story starts out in familiar territory as she navigates chores, parental expectations, dreams of the future, and growing interest in boys. Carr mines Anderson's talent for going deep into the hearts and minds of teens, giving Mattie a touch of... Read More

THE FRAGILE ORDINARY

THE FRAGILE ORDINARY

by Samantha Young | Read by Elle Newlands

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Elle Newlands narrates this engaging story of young love and the pains of growing up in a small Scottish suburb. Despite her attention-grabbing name, Comet Caldwell has always been shy and introverted. She is completely overwhelmed by her feelings for the new American boy in school, Tobias. It's even worse that he hangs out with the local bad boys. Newlands's sensitive... Read More

FROM TWINKLE, WITH LOVE

FROM TWINKLE, WITH LOVE

by Sandhya Menon | Read by Soneela Nankani, Vikas Adam

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Soneela Nankani brings a ton of sparkle to this sweet story of friendship, ambition, insecurity, and falling for the wrong twin. In earnestly read diary entries addressed to female movie directors, we learn of high schooler Twinkle Mehra's desire to become a director herself and to finally be noticed by her classmates and the swim star Neil Roy. We also learn of Sahil,... Read More

FURYBORN

FURYBORN

by Claire Legrand | Read by Fiona Hardingham

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Fiona Hardingham expertly narrates this thrilling fantasy, giving voice to two remarkable young women. Rielle and Eliana are separated by a thousand years and live worlds apart. Having demonstrated astonishing powers, Rielle must undergo seven deadly trials to determine whether she is destined to save the world or bring forth its destruction. Centuries later, preternaturally... Read More

GALAXY GIRLS

GALAXY GIRLS 50 Amazing Stories of Women in Space

by Libby Jackson | Read by Michelle Ford

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

In this audiobook, British physicist and engineer Libby Jackson introduces listeners to 50 women who have been involved in space travel--from astronauts to the team of weavers who created a prototype for digital memory during the Apollo missions. Narrator Michelle Ford's crisp British accent is appropriate for Jackson's introduction but does not serve the rest of the audiobook... Read More

THE GIRL I USED TO BE

THE GIRL I USED TO BE

by April Henry | Read by Amy McFadden

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Amy McFadden makes listeners shiver from the very start of this eerie exploration of a family murder. She captures the angst of teenage girls, particularly Olivia, whose mother is murdered when she is in high school. McFadden's voice is spooky, an effect of her slightly raspy timbre. The danger is palpable from the graduation party, with its underage drinking, to the... Read More

GIVE ME SOME TRUTH

GIVE ME SOME TRUTH

by Eric Gansworth | Read by Eric Gansworth, Brittany LeBorgne

Scholastic Audiobooks | Unabridged
Young Adult

In alternate chapters, Eric Gansworth and Brittany LeBorgne narrate from the perspectives of two teens living on the Tuscarora reservation. Carson is a confident high school senior who wants to win Battle of the Bands and live out his dreams in the city. The author delivers his chapters in a gravelly voice with a lot of heart. LeBorgne's clear and emphatic narration makes us... Read More

THE HANDSOME GIRL AND HER BEAUTIFUL BOY

THE HANDSOME GIRL AND HER BEAUTIFUL BOY

by B.T. Gottfred | Read by Alex McKenna, Maxwell Glick, B.T. Gottfred [Note]

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

In alternating points of view, Zee and Art brandish big personalities in a novel that shatters barriers between friendship and romance, gender presentation and sexual orientation. Narrator Alex McKenna's raspy, moody performance communicates that Zee is more than an average tomboy. Narrator Maxwell Glick portrays Art with a predilection for drama that will annoy some listeners,... Read More

HEART OF IRON

HEART OF IRON

by Ashley Poston | Read by Adenrele Ojo

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Adenrele Ojo juggles romance, angst, and danger in a science fiction novel inspired by the story of Anastasia Romanov. As a child, Ana was found floating in space wreckage, all alone except for a robot companion, known as a Metal, called D09. She now lives with the crew that saved her. When D09 starts to malfunction, she endangers the entire crew in a bid to recover... Read More

INVISIBLE GHOSTS

INVISIBLE GHOSTS

by Robyn Schneider | Read by Caitlin Kelly

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Caitlin Kelly's smooth transitions lend credibility to this audiobook, that tells a story that blends love and a ghost. Rose Asher is a junior who has believed in signs since the day her brother, Logan, died. The ghost of her brother is now her best friend--a relationship that is complicated by her feeling that she is responsible for his death. Kelly portrays Rose's... Read More

THE LIES THEY TELL

THE LIES THEY TELL

by Gillian French | Read by Caitlin Davies

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Caitlin Davies becomes protagonist Pearl Haskins in this compelling audiobook. Set in a small Maine town, the story begins with a fire that kills most of the wealthy Garrison family. During the summer following the tragedy, "townie" Pearl is working at the local country club and trying to keep her father from spiraling into addiction. Town gossip places the blame for... Read More

LITTLE DO WE KNOW

LITTLE DO WE KNOW

by Tamara Ireland Stone | Read by Eevin Hartsough, Lori Gardner

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Young Adult

A bitter argument has ruined the friendship between Hannah and Emory--now both are counting the days until the end of their senior year. Hannah led a strongly spiritual life until she learned that her father traded her college fund to hire a pricey music director at his Christian school. Narrator Eevin Hartsough registers the outrage Hannah feels for her father's financial... Read More

MY PLAIN JANE

MY PLAIN JANE Lady Janies, Book 2

by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows | Read by Fiona Hardingham

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Fiona Hardingham's upbeat, animated narration is perfectly suited to this tongue-in-cheek retelling of JANE EYRE. With obvious affection for the source material, the authors turn the classic into a farcical adventure featuring not only Jane Eyre, but the Brontë siblings, the Duke of Wellington, and some very real ghosts. It's a clever update that offers more modern--if more... Read More

MY SO-CALLED BOLLYWOOD LIFE

MY SO-CALLED BOLLYWOOD LIFE

by Nisha Sharma | Read by Priya Ayyar

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Priya Ayyar narrates this #ownvoices teen novel about destiny, love, and staying true to yourself. High school senior and self-proclaimed Bollywood film geek Winnie Mehta has been told about her soul mate from a young age, thanks to a prophecy by a Hindu priest. Unlike the majority of her family, she is not convinced that her ex-boyfriend, Raj, is her prophesized destiny. While... Read More

NEVERWORLD WAKE

NEVERWORLD WAKE

by Marisha Pessl | Read by Phoebe Strole

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Phoebe Strole's youthful voice guides listeners through Pessl's paranormal young adult thriller. A year after their friend Jim died in mysterious circumstances, five young people are hit by a drunk driver and arrive in the Neverworld Wake, a purgatorial in-between where they're allowed to choose, by voting, one person to survive. Until they reach a consensus, they... Read More

NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR

NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR

by Aminah Mae Safi | Read by Priya Ayyar

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Priya Ayyar radiates the intensely emotional highs and lows of being young, reckless, and unstoppable--making her ideal to portray Iraqi-American Leila "Lulu" Saad. With her best friends in tow, LuLu conquers her high school social scene while trying not to cause trouble in her tightly knit, sometimes overbearing Iraqi-American community. Lulu is no stranger to drama,... Read More

NOT YOUR SIDEKICK

NOT YOUR SIDEKICK Sidekick Squad, Book 1

by C.B. Lee | Read by Emily Woo Zeller

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Young Adult

Emily Woo Zeller's dynamic narration draws listeners into this story of secret identities and learning to be your own hero. In a not-too-distant future, WWIII and related disasters triggered genetic mutations in some people. Now superheroes fight villains across the North American Collective. Jessica Tran may not have inherited superpowers from her parents, but she has just... Read More

NOT YOUR VILLAIN

NOT YOUR VILLAIN Sidekick Squad, Book 2

by C.B. Lee | Read by JD Jackson

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Young Adult

The adventure continues with the Sidekick Squad! In this chapter JD Jackson narrates from Bells Broussard's point of view. The story starts with trans shape-shifting Bells heading off to train with other future superheroes. This audiobook fills us in on his side of the story told in NOT YOUR SIDEKICK. Bells and friends soon find themselves labeled villains by the government for... Read More

NYXIA UNLEASHED

NYXIA UNLEASHED The Nyxia Triad, Book 2

by Scott Reintgen | Read by Sullivan Jones, Carol Monda, Alex Romashov

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

The continuation of this sci-fi series features a space crew of teens who now land on the planet Eden. Narrator Sullivan Jones once again delivers Emmett Atwater's narrative. The poor African-American teen from Detroit fights fiercely to defeat strange beasts and also to shift from solo survival to "shoulder-to-shoulder" collaboration with the other teens. Jones's diverse... Read More

ONYX & IVORY

ONYX & IVORY Onyx & Ivory, Book 1

by Mindee Arnett | Read by Khristine Hvam

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Khristine Hvam alternates between the two lead characters in this story with a consistently intense tone. Kate lives a hard life as a Relay rider in the land of Rime. She must hide her wilder magic or face execution as her father did several years ago for attempting to assassinate the king. When she crosses paths with Prince Corwin, a forgotten love interest from the... Read More

PIECING ME TOGETHER

PIECING ME TOGETHER

by Renée Watson | Read by Renée Watson

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Young Adult

Seventeen-year-old Jade is determined to succeed in this timely story written and narrated by Renée Watson. Jade is taking the first step--getting out of her poor neighborhood by going to a private school across town. Watson's evocative voice immerses listeners in Jade's daily accomplishments and challenges. Jade is depicted as earnest and caring, though sometimes doubtful as... Read More

THE RUINOUS SWEEP

THE RUINOUS SWEEP

Earphones Award Winner

by Tim Wynne-Jones | Read by Tim Wynne-Jones

Brilliance Audio/ Candlewick | Unabridged
Young Adult

Author/narrator Tim Wynne-Jones's story begins with Bee's presence at her boyfriend Donovan's hospital bed in the ICU. She finds herself alternating between fury and horror that she seems to be the only one who refuses to believe he tried to commit suicide by throwing himself in front of a car after murdering his father. She needs to find out what really happened. Wynne-Jones's... Read More

RUNNING ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD

RUNNING ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD

by Jess Butterworth | Read by Soneela Nankani

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Soneela Nankani provides just the right level of dramatic tension as the voice of Butterworth's young protagonist, Tash. In doing so, she propels this audiobook into a uniquely immersive experience. Living in Tibet and India, young Tash and her family are Buddhists who must keep in line with the occupying Chinese. Two words are forbidden: "Dalai Lama." Tash and her... Read More

THE SMOKE THIEVES

THE SMOKE THIEVES

by Sally Green | Read by Charlie Anson, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Yasmin Page, Daniel Weyman, Asa Butterfield

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Five narrators weave together a mesmerizing epic fantasy that entwines multiple characters into a single thrilling performance as their journeys lead them toward an insurmountable war. Yasmin Page is spry and quick as young Tash--the titular thief--who is skilled in stealing a forbidden and powerful smoke that is coveted by the kingdom of Princess Catherine, who is portrayed as... Read More

SON OF THE DAWN

SON OF THE DAWN Ghosts of the Shadow Market

by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan | Read by Reilly Dolman

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

This story from the Ghosts of the Shadow Market series falls into the time span between the Infernal Devices trilogy and the start of the Mortal Instruments series. Narrator Reilly Dolman employs deep, resonant tones for Silent Brother Zachariah's mind speech, matching his character perfectly. Raphael, second in command of New York's vampires, raises concerns about a deadly... Read More

THE STARS AT OKTOBER BEND

THE STARS AT OKTOBER BEND

Earphones Award Winner

by Glenda Millard | Read by Candice Moll, Ron Butler

Brilliance Audio/ Candlewick | Unabridged
Young Adult

Alice, who has a broken brain and an artistic soul, and Manny, who lived unimaginable horrors in his war-torn homeland, are teenagers on the outside of their community. Somehow they find each other, and along the way they find themselves. Beautifully narrated by Candice Moll and Ron Butler, this audiobook leaves the listener cheering for the unlikely couple. Moll's narration... Read More

THE STRANGE FASCINATIONS OF NOAH HYPNOTIK

THE STRANGE FASCINATIONS OF NOAH HYPNOTIK

Earphones Award Winner

by David Arnold | Read by Michael Crouch

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Boom! That's the sound of your mind exploding when you listen to this audiobook. Despite his obsessive fascinations, quirky Noah is beloved by his best friends, Val and Alan, and his sister, Penny. Narrator Michael Crouch moves from Noah's mellow, thoughtful musings to a louder, assertive voice on the fateful night that Noah gets drunk and is hypnotized--the night that... Read More

SUNSHINE IS FOREVER

SUNSHINE IS FOREVER

Earphones Award Winner

by Kyle T. Cowan | Read by Kirby Heyborne

Audible, Inc. | Unabridged
Young Adult

Cowan's realistic, ultimately hopeful story of teenage mental illness is brought to life by narrator Kirby Heyborne. As the voice of 16-year-old Hunter, a camper at Camp Sunshine, Heyborne expresses pain, desperation, and self-loathing. Expertly letting us into Hunter's head, Heyborne interweaves descriptions of life at camp with an account of the events that got Hunter there.... Read More

A THOUSAND BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS

A THOUSAND BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS

by Ellen Oh, Elsie Chapman [Eds.] | Read by Kim Mai Guest, Vikas Adam

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

This audio folktale collection is not one of damsels in distress or princes to the rescue. Whether set in countries of ancient Asia, in present-day America, or straddling the two, these stories retain elements of traditional Asian folktales but feature self-determining characters. "The Land of the Morning Calm" is a particularly noteworthy mix of past and present. The narrator... Read More

TIFFANY SLY LIVES HERE NOW

TIFFANY SLY LIVES HERE NOW

by Dana L. Davis | Read by Dana L. Davis

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Author and narrator Dana L. Davis holds nothing back in her debut audiobook. She fully embodies the frenetic and anxious voice of teenager Tiffany Sly as she moves across the country to live with her estranged father. Tiffany has a passion for music and always keeps her guitar close by. Davis finds a bright, contemporary, and youthful voice for the teen, who perseveres as she... Read More

THE TRAITOR'S GAME BOOK 1

THE TRAITOR'S GAME BOOK 1 The Traitor's Game

by Jennifer A. Nielsen | Read by Jesse Vilinsky, Michael Curran-Dorsano

Scholastic Audiobooks | Unabridged
Young Adult

Loyalty, love, and deception take center stage in this intriguing audiobook. The first in a new YA series doesn't disappoint as it introduces Kestra Dallisor, the headstrong daughter of the right-hand man of evil Lord Endrick. Expertly voiced by Jesse Vilinsky, Kestra's frustration and determination are palpable as the story unfolds. Upon her return from a three-year exile, she... Read More

THE UNIVERSE IS EXPANDING AND SO AM I

THE UNIVERSE IS EXPANDING AND SO AM I Virginia Shreves, Book 2

by Carolyn Mackler | Read by Laura Knight Keating

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Young Adult

For a second time, narrator Laura Knight Keating excels at portraying Virginia Shreves, an overweight 16-year-old who suffers from body image issues and an inferiority complex within her family. In addition to being in a meaningless relationship, Virginia is the butt of bullying and is confused about her brother's arrest for date rape. Then she meets Sebastian, a handsome... Read More

WANDFASTED

WANDFASTED The Black Witch Chronicles, Book 0.5

by Laurie Forest | Read by Jesse Vilinsky

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Laurie Forest's prequel in the The Black Witch Chronicles offers another absorbing glimpse of the world that fans got to know in that audiobook and a deeper understanding of the events that shaped it. Jesse Vilinsky narrates, often through the eyes of Tessla Harrow, who is driven from her village by the Realm War (an event that will reverberate through this unfolding series).... Read More

WAR STORM

WAR STORM Red Queen, Book 4

by Victoria Aveyard | Read by Amanda Dolan, Erin Spencer, Saskia Maarleveld, Vikas Adam, Charlie Thurston

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

The last audiobook in the Red Queen series opens as Mare, still reeling from the shock of Cal's betrayal, marshals her forces in preparation for the epic war to come. Departing from the single-narrator model of the previous books, Vikas Adam and Charlie Thurston portray Cal and Maven's grimly focused determination. Amanda Dolan channels Mare, the fiery lightning girl who is... Read More

WHAT I LEAVE BEHIND

WHAT I LEAVE BEHIND

Earphones Award Winner

by Alison McGhee | Read by Michael Crouch

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

One hundred chapters of 100 words each. The central structure of Alison McGhee's book may be lost on listeners, but it is compensated for by Michael Crouch's honest, gentle rendering of 16-year-old Will, who is trying to make sense of his father's suicide. Will spends his free time attempting to replicate his father's "famous" cornbread and walking around town. On his walks he... Read More

WORDS ON BATHROOM WALLS

WORDS ON BATHROOM WALLS

by Julia Walton | Read by Christopher Gebauer, Robert Fass, Julia Walton [Note]

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Christopher Gebauer delivers an engaging performance as a teen named Adam. Recently diagnosed with schizophrenia, Adam struggles with the condition, the side effects of the drug trial in which he is participating, and starting at a new school where no one knows of his past. Gebauer's unique vocalizations capture the different personalities of the characters--both real... Read More

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