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PAFKO AT THE WALL

PAFKO AT THE WALL The Shot Heard Around the World

by Don DeLillo | Read by Billy Crudup, Zachary Levi, Tony Shalhoub

Simon & Schuster Audio | Audio Program
Poetry & Drama

One couldn't imagine three more American-sounding voices than Billy Crudup's, Zachary Levi's, and Tony Shalhoub's as they recount one of the most iconic events in American sports history--Bobby Thomson's clutch home run that won the National League pennant for the New York Giants in the bottom of the ninth on October 3, 1951. Our trio captures all the nostalgia, gentle satire,... Read More

PANDA AT THE DOOR

PANDA AT THE DOOR

by Sarah Horne | Read by Davina Porter

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Children

A gifted storyteller doesn't need props or pictures. Davina Porter is a narrator who can enchant listeners by her words alone and acquaint them with wonderfully memorable characters. Among those she portrays in this audiobook is a charming panda named Pudding who resides in the Edinburgh Zoo and is obsessed with being a nanny like Mary Poppins. Pudding realizes her dream and... Read More

THE PARADISE AFFAIR

THE PARADISE AFFAIR Carpenter and Quincannon, Book 9

by Bill Pronzini | Read by Kevin Kenerly, Erica Sullivan

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrators Erica Sullivan and Kevin Kenerly capture 1890s San Francisco and Hawaii. Listeners meet detectives Sabina Carpenter and John Quincannon, who are sailing to the Aloha State. Quincannon is trailing two crooks who robbed money and bonds from a San Franciscan. Kenerly vividly conveys seasickness, impatience, and bravado. Sullivan's patient yet feisty Carpenter is drawn... Read More

THE PARTED EARTH

THE PARTED EARTH

by Anjali Enjeti | Read by Deepti Gupta

Novel Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

Narrator Deepti Gupta is a wonderful choice for this powerful historical novel about the violent partition of India. Through her delivery, listeners feel sympathy for young Deepa, who is caught in a moment of personal and national confusion. Eventually, Gupta moves us from India in the late 1940s to present-day Atlanta. Her narration is a gentle entry into a bloody past that... Read More

PEACES

PEACES

by Helen Oyeyemi | Read by Ben Allen, Intae Kim, Jade Wheeler, Deana Taheri, Rosa Escoda, Deepti Gupta

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

Ben Allen leads a talented cast of narrators in this novel about a couple's confounding adventures on a magical train. Aboard THE LUCKY DAY, Otto and Xavier Shin's honeymoon morphs into a surprising journey full of mysterious people and strange events. Though the scenes are often bizarre, Allen's narration is delightfully familiar. He voices Otto's meandering thoughts in an... Read More

THE PENGUIN BOOK OF THE MODERN AMERICAN SHORT STORY

THE PENGUIN BOOK OF THE MODERN AMERICAN SHORT STORY

Earphones Award Winner

by John Freeman [Ed.] | Read by Erin Bennett, Scott Brick, Cassandra Campbell, Frankie Corzo, Ramón de Ocampo, John Freeman, et al.

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

A brief review can only hint at the many pleasures of this fine anthology of the best short stories of the past 50 years, performed by some of the most gifted narrators working today. Every listener will single out favorites, but there are few, if any, stiffs here, and the match of story to narrator shows a shrewd understanding of the interior character and distinctive voice... Read More

PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION

PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION

Earphones Award Winner

by Emily Henry | Read by Julia Whelan

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Julia Whelan's immersive narration and the author's rich prose draw listeners into this slow-burn romance. Poppy is uninspired by her work as a travel writer and missing Alex, her best friend, after a falling out. After she texts to see if he'll revive their summer vacation tradition, Whelan makes Poppy's jumbled hope, anxiety, and joy palpable when he agrees. Alternating... Read More

THE PERFECT DAUGHTER

THE PERFECT DAUGHTER

by D.J. Palmer | Read by January LaVoy, Dan Bittner

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

January LaVoy, woman of a thousand voices, is a great match for this twisty thriller about a teen with multiple personality disorder. Grace Francone chases leads after her 16-year-old daughter, Penny, is found covered in blood next to the body of her birth mother. She has no memory of what happened. Dr. Mitch McHugh is the new head doctor at the mental hospital where Penny... Read More

PERFECT ON PAPER

PERFECT ON PAPER

Earphones Award Winner

by Sophie Gonzales | Read by Barrie Kreinik

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Not only is this queer rom-com audiobook PERFECT ON PAPER--it's also perfect on audio. Narrator Barrie Kreinik portrays a diverse cast of lesbian, gay, trans, and straight characters. Bisexual high school junior Darcy Phillips runs an anonymous relationship advice service through Locker 89 at her school, despite having never been in a romantic relationship herself. When... Read More

PERSEPHONE STATION

PERSEPHONE STATION

by Stina Leicht | Read by Maria Liatis

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Fantasy

An audiobook story of bad-ass mercenaries protecting Indigenous peoples from a corporation threatening to colonize their planet and swallow them up provides a lot of opportunity for conflict. The core characters are all female, including the villains, leaving the males in peripheral roles. Narrator Maria Liatis adopts a light, perky tone for this quasi-Western in a semi-lawless... Read More

PHILIP AND ALEXANDER

PHILIP AND ALEXANDER Kings and Conquerors

by Adrian Goldsworthy | Read by Neil Dickson

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Neil Dickson's clear, straight-ahead narration aptly matches Goldsworthy's history of the ancient Macedonian father and son who were kings and conquerors. Both text and performance are professional and engaging. Neither calls attention to itself. Dickson maintains the sense of story while still delivering intelligent nonfiction, aided by his strong voice, pleasing British... Read More

THE PHONE BOOTH AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD

THE PHONE BOOTH AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD

by Laura Imai Messina | Read by Traci Kato-Kiriyama

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

On March 11, 2011, an earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan. Twenty thousand people perished. How does one remember? How does one mourn? With gentle reverence and journalistic reserve, performer and artist Traci Kato-Kiriyama captures the heady mix of raw pain, sadness, and fantasy in this novel on grief and resilience. When Yui loses both her mother and daughter in the... Read More

PLAYING THE PALACE

PLAYING THE PALACE

by Paul Rudnick | Read by Michael Urie

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Michael Urie's rambunctious narration will have listeners laughing at this unlikely romance between the charitable Crown Prince Edgar and chaotic event planner Carter Ogden. Carter is newly single and reevaluating his life. Urie's upbeat voice and quippy tone are a perfect fit for the indomitable New Yorker whose chance encounter with Prince Edgar sparks an unexpected romance.... Read More

PLEASE SEE US

PLEASE SEE US

by Caitlin Mullen | Read by Corey Brill, Piper Goodeve, Hillary Huber, Dara Rosenberg

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

A team of compelling narrators tells the story of women murdered and forgotten in seedy Atlantic City. Narrator Hillary Huber delivers the gut-wrenching points of view of a series of Jane Does before and after their murders. Among the living characters, Dara Rosenberg gives voice to Clara, a teenage boardwalk psychic who desperately wants to escape the "dates" her aunt sets up... Read More

THE PLOT

THE PLOT

by Jean Hanff Korelitz | Read by Kirby Heyborne

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Kirby Heyborne maintains the brisk pace and firm tension of what promises to be one of the summer's most talked about suspense novels. When failing novelist Jake Bonner hears that one of his MFA students has died, he steals the plot from the student's novel in progress and enjoys momentous success. But he soon finds himself threatened with exposure--or something... Read More

A PRAYER FOR THE LIVING

A PRAYER FOR THE LIVING

by Ben Okri | Read by Ben Okri

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Fiction

In a sober voice, Ben Okri narrates his collection of short stories, which take place in a variety of international locales. A well-known Nigerian writer, Okri is a dramatic narrator, as befits the wide range of works he performs. Whether he's portraying characters based in London or Lagos, he is an excellent storyteller, both in oral and written forms. With 23 options,... Read More

THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER

THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER

by James Patterson, Bill Clinton | Read by Tony Goldwyn, Mary Stuart Masterson, Fajer Al-Kaisi, Amanda Dolan, Dion Graham, Peter Ganim,January LaVoy, Jeremy Davidson, Soneela Nankani

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

A diverse and experienced cast come together to maximize the drama laced throughout this political thriller. Peter Ganim, Tony Goldwyn, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Soneela Nankani are among the stellar narrators lending their voices to a rich listening experience. Former U.S. President Matthew Keating goes off the grid in search of his kidnapped daughter. Goldwyn does an... Read More

PRIDE AND PREMEDITATION

PRIDE AND PREMEDITATION Jane Austen Murder Mysteries, Book 1

by Tirzah Price | Read by Morag Sims

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Listeners will enjoy an aural treat as Morag Sims narrates the first audiobook of a Jane Austen-inspired teen mystery series. Lawyer's daughter Lizzie Bennet fervently wishes she could work for her father's firm. When a high-society murder takes place, Lizzie hopes to solve the case despite the displeasure of the suspect's lawyer, Fitzwilliam Darcy. Sims deftly captures the... Read More

THE PROJECT

THE PROJECT

by Courtney Summers | Read by Therese Plummer, Emily Shaffer

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

This audiobook is essential listening. Narrators Therese Plummer and Emily Shaffer shine as Lo and Bea Denham, two teenage sisters whose lives are upended when their parents are killed in a car accident. The younger sister, Lo, injured in the accident, is sent to live with her reclusive aunt. The older sister, Bea--whose survival guilt has left her particularly... Read More

PROJECT HAIL MARY

PROJECT HAIL MARY

Earphones Award Winner

by Andy Weir | Read by Ray Porter

Audible, Inc. | Unabridged
Science Fiction

Through tone and pacing, narrator Ray Porter makes Andy Weir's fantastical space opera seem plausible. Porter captures the panic and semi-hysterical self-deprecation of an amnesiac who is the sole survivor on a spacecraft cruising through space. As the protagonist's memories return, Porter is called upon to deliver a United Nations of accents for characters ranging from Dutch... Read More

THE PUSH

THE PUSH

Earphones Award Winner

by Ashley Audrain | Read by Marin Ireland

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

Narrator Marin Ireland delivers an emotionally charged performance in this story of postpartum depression. Blythe received little nurturing or support in her childhood. After she gives birth to her second child, she can't help favoring her first child, her son, over her second, a daughter, and she spirals into depression. In her struggle to connect with her family, she also... Read More

QUANTUM

QUANTUM

by Dean De Servienti | Read by Lyle Blaker, Michael David Axtell, Sura Siu, Kevin Clay, Will Tulin, and a Full Cast

Dean De Servienti | Unabridged
Science Fiction

A full cast of actors brings to life this fascinating novel about the discovery of an alien computer found embedded in a million-year-old rock formation under the Sudan desert. Amid appropriate sound effects, the large cast, led by Lyle Blaker, portray the six scientists who are investigating the mysterious device while warring teams try to steal the device for their own... Read More

QUEEN OF A DISTANT HIVE

QUEEN OF A DISTANT HIVE Fridgyth The Herb-Wife, Book 2

by Theresa Tomlinson | Read by Danielle Cohen

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Fantasy

Narrator Danielle Cohen reunites audiobook listeners with Fridgyth, an herb-wife who lives at a monastery governed by Abbess Hild in seventh-century Whitby, Yorkshire. Cohen's performance will have listeners cringing as a body is pulled out of a tanning vat. The murder takes a back seat in Whitby when royalty comes to visit and people begin receiving death threats on pagan rune... Read More

THE QUEER PRINCIPLES OF KIT WEBB

THE QUEER PRINCIPLES OF KIT WEBB

by Cat Sebastian | Read by Joel Leslie

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Joel Leslie narrates a romance between a retired highwayman and a foppish noble. Kit Webb has given up his outlaw past in favor of a lawful present--but when a nobleman arrives demanding help in planning a robbery, he is very tempted. Leslie captures Kit's gruff mien and understandable reluctance to revisit the past, as well his dissatisfaction with his present situation.... Read More

THE QUIET BOY

THE QUIET BOY

by Ben H. Winters | Read by William DeMeritt

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator William DeMeritt is the perfect match for this compelling audiobook--a mix of legal thriller and family drama with a touch of sci-fi. The story unfolds in two timelines. In 2008, 16-year-old Wesley Keener is frozen in time after a neurological procedure leaves him a hollow shell. Jay Shenk, a malpractice lawyer, befriends the family and sues the hospital, kicking off a... Read More

QUIET IN HER BONES

QUIET IN HER BONES

by Nalini Singh | Read by Raj Varma

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Raj Varma portrays Arav, a rising star in New Zealand's literati who suspects that the childhood trauma of his mother's disappearance might have turned him into a sociopath. A decade later, the police find Arav's mother's body just a few miles down the road from his wealthy neighborhood. All signs point to foul play, and it's clear one of Arav's neighbors must be the... Read More

QUILL OF THE DOVE

QUILL OF THE DOVE

by Ian Thomas Shaw | Read by Jenny Hoops

Spoken Realms | Unabridged
Fiction

This political thriller features a French journalist who is trying to bring about peace in war-torn Lebanon and a Canadian journalist who seeks to learn more about a tragedy in her childhood. Narrator Jenny Hoops calmly and clearly aids listeners in comprehending the different factions who compete for power in this once tranquil land. She makes the many journalists, militia... Read More

RADIANT

RADIANT The Dancer, The Scientist, and a Friendship Forged in Light

by Liz Heinecke | Read by Moira Quirk

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Narrator Moira Quirk transitions smoothly between accents in this double biography of Loie Fuller and Marie Curie, two women who distinguished themselves in the late nineteenth century. Quirk's general narration is characterized by a crisp British accent that enlivens the author's details as she describes the times in which these very different women became friends. Using an... Read More

RADICAL VISION

RADICAL VISION A Biography of Lorraine Hansberry

by Soyica Diggs Colbert | Read by Lisa Reneé Pitts

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Soyica Diggs Colbert, professor of African-American studies and performing arts at Georgetown University, has written a deep and highly informative intellectual biography of playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Disappointingly, Lisa Reneé Pitts is off her usually fine mark in its aural delivery, which in too many passages sounds stilted and tense. Because Colbert's prowess as a... Read More

RAFT OF STARS

RAFT OF STARS

by Andrew J. Graff | Read by Lincoln Hoppe

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

Narrator Lincoln Hoppe's delivery is measured as he gives unique personalities to the characters in Graff's debut novel. Fish and Bread are two 10-year-old boys who are on the run in the northern Wisconsin wilderness after Fish shoots Bread's father in the head. They speak in short, declarative sentences as they navigate the wilderness, their fear, and the weight of their... Read More

REALITY

REALITY And Other Stories

by John Lanchester | Read by Richard Armitage, Antony Boyle, Emilia Fox, Hugh Quarsie

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Fiction

Four actors dazzlingly narrate the eight stories in this horror collection. The audiobook kicks off with "Signal," wherein a mysterious man befriends the children of an English couple. In "Coffin Liquor," a professor listens to an audiobook but hears something strange. In "Charity," a selfie stick donated to a charity shop does horrifying things to its user. The stories are... Read More

THE REBEL NUN

THE REBEL NUN

by Marj Charlier | Read by Kate Reading

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Historical Fiction

Marj Charlier's fictionalized memoir of Clotild, a sixth-century cloistered nun, is perfectly paired with narrator Kate Reading's transportive performance. Together, they create the personalities and lives of actual and imagined women who lived amid the complexities of early medieval society. When life becomes untenable at the convent, Clotild leads her fellow sisters along a... Read More

THE RECENT EAST

THE RECENT EAST

by Thomas Grattan | Read by Angela Dawe

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

Angela Dawe is an outstanding narrator for this expansive audiobook. Spanning three generations, the story begins with 12-year-old Beate's move from East Germany to the U.S. in 1968. As Beate grows up and has her own family, Dawe maintains a powerful performance, infusing this engrossing story with sincerity and energy. Whether Dawe is savoring some of the observant details of... Read More

RECKLESS, GLORIOUS, GIRL

RECKLESS, GLORIOUS, GIRL

by Ellen Hagan | Read by Ellen Hagan

Bloomsbury Publishing | Unabridged
Children

Ellen Hagan narrates her novel in verse, which focuses on 12-year-old Beatrice the summer before she starts seventh grade. Hagan gives Beatrice a slight Southern accent to reflect the story's Kentucky setting. Despite the wealthy kids at her middle school calling her a hillbilly, Beatrice develops confidence from the support of her good friends and the strength of her loving... Read More

RED ISLAND HOUSE

RED ISLAND HOUSE

by Andrea Lee | Read by Bahni Turpin

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

Bahni Turpin is an experienced narrator of international fiction, and it shows in this story about an American woman abroad. Shay is an African-American woman whose relationship with her holiday house in Madagascar becomes as important as the ones she has with real people. Turpin gives a lively, arch performance, capturing the history and magic of Madagascar as well as Shay's... Read More

RED LETTER DAYS

RED LETTER DAYS

by Sarah-Jane Stratford | Read by Ilyana Kadushin, Sarah-Jane Stratford [Note]

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Historical Fiction

This work of historical fiction involves the topic of McCarthy-era politics. Narrator Ilyana Kadushin is soft-spoken yet fervent in her performance, especially in her attention to dialogue and accents. When Phoebe Adler, an aspiring television writer, is forced to escape the repressive atmosphere in the United States, drama, suspense, and romance ensue. Kadushin's pace can be... Read More

RED, WHITE, AND WHOLE

RED, WHITE, AND WHOLE

by Rajani LaRocca | Read by Priya Ayyar

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Children

With her slow pace and serious tone, narrator Priya Ayyar brings reverence to this heartbreaking novel in verse, which takes place in 1983. Caught between Indian family traditions and her social life, the only Indian-American eighth grader at her school, Reha, struggles to find where she belongs. When her mother suddenly gets sick with leukemia, Reha's social concerns are... Read More

REEL

REEL Hollywood Renaissance, Book 1

Earphones Award Winner

by Kennedy Ryan | Read by Eboni Flowers, Jakobi Diem, Nicole Small

Lyric Audiobooks | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Eboni Flowers uses her Broadway experience to portray Neevah Saint, a theater actress recruited to star in film director Canon Holt's biopic about 1940s-era Black, bisexual singer Dessi Blue. Flowers dazzles with her emotional and vocal range. Her smooth voice spotlights Neevah's passion for Canon and his film. Flowers differentiates cast and crew in her dialogue.... Read More

REFLECTIONS ON THE REVOLUTION IN FRANCE

REFLECTIONS ON THE REVOLUTION IN FRANCE

by Edmund Burke | Read by Matt Addis

Naxos AudioBooks | Unabridged
Classics

Burke's scathing early attack on the French Revolution, and on the British who admired it, is a long essay cum rant published in 1790, a complex polemic taking in politics, economics, and history. Matt Addis narrates in a slightly sharp-edged voice that is highly articulate and clear and that gives fitting aural shape to Burke's sometimes complicated sentences. Addis's careful... Read More

THE RELENTLESS MOON

THE RELENTLESS MOON Lady Astronaut, Book 3

by Mary Robinette Kowal | Read by Mary Robinette Kowal

Audible, Inc. | Unabridged
Science Fiction

As both author and narrator, Mary Robinette Kowal once again immerses listeners in the alternate history of the Lady Astronaut series, this time focusing on original astronaut corps member Nicole Wargin. Several years after the catastrophic asteroid impact, growing social unrest manifests in a group working to undermine off-Earth relocation plans. Propulsive events compel... Read More

THE REMOVED

THE REMOVED

by Brandon Hobson | Read by Gary Farmer, Shaun Taylor-Corbett, DeLanna Studi, Katie Rich, Christopher Salazar

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

Five outstanding narrators capture the beauty and despair of this haunting novel about a Cherokee family that is reckoning with the murder of their teenage son and brother. In the week before the anniversary of his death, Maria, portrayed by DeLanna Studi, tries to hold her family together. Her two adult children, Sonja (Katie Rich) and Edgar(Shaun Taylor-Corbett) wrestle with... Read More

REPLACED PARTS

REPLACED PARTS Transformed Nexus, Book 1

by Stephanie Hansen | Read by Ramon De Ocampo, Jesse Vilinsky

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Young Adult

Ramon de Ocampo and Jesse Vilinsky team up to narrate this YA techno-thriller set in space. Vilinsky does the heavy lifting, portraying Sierra, a 16-year-old girl who is trying to save her father. The perspective is first-person present tense, an approach that allows Vilinsky's focused performance to outshine the material. Vilinsky makes Sierra's adventures seem like the most... Read More

RESCUE

RESCUE

by Jennifer A. Nielsen | Read by Karissa Vacker

Scholastic Audiobooks | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Karissa Vacker establishes a youthful and determined voice for 12-year-old Meg, who must escape from Nazi soldiers in German-occupied France. Her objective is to save her father after the British soldier who was tasked with the mission is injured. In order to find her father and make it safely into neutral territory, she must decipher the clues her father left behind.... Read More

RETHINK

RETHINK Smashing the Myths of Women in Business

by Andi Simon | Read by Nan McNamara

Greenleaf Book Group | Unabridged
Business & Finance

Narrator Nan McNamara is well matched to Andi Simon's facts, figures, and compelling stories aimed at urging women to bust through the myths that sustain the glass ceiling. Simon, a corporate anthropologist, has a unique angle on the power of stories and language to reinforce cultural status quos. She provides current research and references to relevant source material while... Read More

RETHINKING COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

RETHINKING COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE New Rules for the Digital Age

Earphones Award Winner

by Ram Charan | Read by Arthur Morey

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Business & Finance

Management superstar Ram Charan's prescient views on how today's consumer markets are organized are well served by a narrator Arthur Morey. In addition to his pitch-perfect interpretations of nuance, his steady pacing and serious tone convey respect for the intellectual weight of the author's expansive insights, providing a constant reminder that these views deserve close... Read More

RHAPSODY

RHAPSODY

by Mitchell James Kaplan | Read by Tavia Gilbert

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

Narrator Tavia Gilbert's lyrical voice and wide performance range make her the perfect narrator for this audiobook. Katherine, wife of wealthy banker Jimmy Warburg, is a classically trained pianist who finds her world turned upside down when she hears George Gershwin's brilliant "Rhapsody in Blue." Gilbert dramatizes Katherine's development into jazz musician Kay Swift, who... Read More

THE RIB KING

THE RIB KING

by Ladee Hubbard | Read by Korey Jackson, Adenrele Ojo

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Historical Fiction

Mr. Sitwell, a butler, and Jennie, a maid, are at the heart of this audiobook. The connection between the two African Americans begins in the Barclay household and continues beyond their years there as they navigate a world in which racism impacts their everyday lives. Korey Jackson narrates Mr. Sitwell's portion of the audiobook; his bold, confident delivery suits the story of... Read More

RICHARD JACKSON SAGA, VOLUME II

RICHARD JACKSON SAGA, VOLUME II The Richard Jackson Saga, Book 3-4

by Ed Nelson | Read by Fred Berman

Podium Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

This second installment in the Richard Jackson saga continues the series' focus on 1950s Americana and Ricky's streak of phenomenal successes. Listeners will enjoy Ricky's time in Hollywood as he improves his acting. Berman's rendition of actor John Wayne is faultless. In other tongue-in-cheek action, Ricky invents the curling wand, masters boxing and sword fighting, and saves... Read More

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED

by Victor Warren, Harlene Stein | Read by Victor Warren

Spoken Realms | Unabridged
Poetry & Drama

Author/narrator Victor Warren and his mother co-wrote this screenplay about a mother and son who take a road trip from Los Angeles to Cape Cod to see the country and to rediscover what makes them a family. The screenplay format can be a bit jarring when read as an audiobook. The format sometimes takes the listener out of the moment with stage instructions like: "Interior Bee's... Read More

THE ROAD TO ROSE BEND

THE ROAD TO ROSE BEND Rose Bend, Book 1

by Naima Simone | Read by Mari

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Mari's soothing, resonant voice takes listeners on an emotional journey through grief, love, and forgiveness. Pregnant and divorced, Sydney has returned to her hometown to start over. Mari's bold and bright tone mirrors Sydney's newfound independence as she settles in and forms an unexpected connection with the town's mayor, Coltrane. Mari's performance of Coltrane... Read More

ROBERT E. LEE AND ME

ROBERT E. LEE AND ME A Southerner's Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause

by Ty Seidule | Read by Ty Seidule

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
History

Ty Seidule is a West Point history professor, not an actor or even a professional narrator, but his outrage makes up for this lack of virtuosity. As a boy in Virginia, Seidule put all of mankind on a scale of one to ten, rating Lee an eleven--with Jesus coming in at five. But the study of history flipped the boy in love with the Lost Cause into one of its fiercest critics. He... Read More

THE ROSE CODE

THE ROSE CODE

Earphones Award Winner

by Kate Quinn | Read by Saskia Maarleveld

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Historical Fiction

Saskia Maarleveld is the perfect narrator for this actually thrilling novel set at Bletchley Park in WWII among the women and men who broke codes and worked the Bombe and Enigma machines. Maarleveld's graceful way with accents, her deep understanding of her characters, and, above all, her intensely responsive pacing as the story of three heroines whipsaws from the mundane to... Read More

RUINS OF THE GALAXY

RUINS OF THE GALAXY Ruins of the Galaxy, Book 1

by J.N. Chaney, Christopher Hopper | Read by R.C. Bray

Podium Audio | Unabridged
Science Fiction

If the audiobook being produced is a military sci-fi epic, who better to narrate than R.C. Bray? His husky, full-throated voice is perfect for macho characters such as Marine Recon Lt. Adonis Magnus. And Bray's versatility also enables him to bring to life such diverse characters as female diplomat Awen dau Lothlinium and the Irish-accented robot TO-96. This first volume of a... Read More

RULE OF COOL

RULE OF COOL

Earphones Award Winner

by Matthew Siege | Read by Felicia Day

Podium Audio | Unabridged
Fantasy

Felicia Day narrates a sidesplitting literary RPG (role-playing game) told from the perspective of the story's monsters. Raze is a gearblin--a mix of goblin and gremlin--in a game in which the players carry out quests. Using a special code, Raze casts aside her chains and gathers other monsters to face down the game's so-called heroes. Day is perfection as the strong-willed,... Read More

RULE OF WOLVES

RULE OF WOLVES King of Scars Duology, Book 2

by Leigh Bardugo | Read by Lauren Fortgang

Audible, Inc. | Unabridged
Young Adult

Lauren Fortgang is back to narrate this fantasy, set in the author's Grishaverse. Fortgang presents the many action sequences with such deftness that listeners will feel as if they're dodging arrows while watching dragons fly. She also shines in her characterizations, especially that of one character who is in disguise during the entire audiobook. Fortgang manages to... Read More

RYLEE ADAMSON 1

RYLEE ADAMSON 1 Priceless

by Shannon Mayer | Read by Nora Achrati and a Full Cast

GraphicAudio | Audio Program
Fantasy

In this GraphicAudio paranormal romance, Rylee Adamson is on the hunt for a child stolen by supernatural beings. Discovering what happened to her may be the key to finding Rylee's own missing sister. The audiobook is fast paced, cheeky, and lighthearted despite the darker subject matter. It also contains a couple of fun supernatural elements. Lead narrator Nora Achrati grounds... Read More

RYLEE ADAMSON 4

RYLEE ADAMSON 4 Shadowed Threads

by Shannon Mayer | Read by Nora Achrati and a Full Cast

GraphicAudio | Audio Program
Fantasy

Rylee Adamson, intrepid tracker, who is voiced by narrator Nora Achrati, is decidedly self-assured. But she's hip-deep in trouble in her fourth adventure as she searches for her friend, Liam O'Shea, across Europe while trying to escape the Beast of Bodmin Moor. Achrati fills Rylee's voice with courage as she and her friends encounter a witch, a harpy, a werewolf, and a dragon... Read More

SAGA OF THE REDEEMED 4

SAGA OF THE REDEEMED 4 The Far Far Better Thing (1 of 2)

by Auston Habershaw | Read by Ken Jackson and a Full Cast

GraphicAudio | Audio Program
Fantasy

Ken Jackson takes the lead in narrating the fourth installment of this saga in which war rages in Eretheria. Tyvian Reldama, the ruler of the land, voiced by Bradley Smith, is supposedly dead--but he's not. Instead, he is trapped in an unwinnable war with the vicious-sounding Banric Sahband, portrayed by deep-voiced Michael Glenn. The full cast use a variety of accents--ranging... Read More

SARAHLAND

SARAHLAND

by Sam Cohen | Read by Suehyla El Attar

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

Narrator Suehyla El Attar expertly voices nearly a dozen characters, all named Sarah, in this collection of inventive, funny, and disturbing stories about women navigating love, restlessness, self-doubt, and desire. Though each character is unique, they share a range of qualities: Many are queer, many are Jewish, and most are young women adrift in their careers and... Read More

SAVING GRACE

SAVING GRACE

by Debbie Babitt | Read by Kate Mulligan

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Kate Mulligan brings a slight Arkansas twang to this fast-paced mystery involving multiple murders in a small town. Mary Grace has always felt like the disappearance of a childhood classmate was her fault. Now, decades later, the single mother and town sheriff finds herself in the same frightening scenario when another girl goes missing. Mulligan's careful speech and... Read More

SCALES OF EMPIRE

SCALES OF EMPIRE Dragon Empire #1

Earphones Award Winner

by Kylie Chan | Read by Jennifer Vuletic

Bolinda Audio | Unabridged
Science Fiction

In this series debut, narrator Jennifer Vuletic entertains listeners in the best traditions of a space opera. She is adept at creating characters with diverse personalities no matter their gender, race, or ethnicity and relies on many different accents to create a cosmopolitan ambiance. The story is told from the point of view of Jian, a security officer aboard an Earth... Read More

THE SCHOOL I DESERVE

THE SCHOOL I DESERVE Six Young Refugees and Their Fight for Equality in America

by Jo Napolitano | Read by Dani Cervone

Beacon Press | Unabridged
Contemporary Culture

Dani Cervone narrates journalist Jo Napolitano's thorough examination of an often overlooked area of American prejudice--unequal access to education among refugees, in this case in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Napolitano tells the story of what happens when a Sudanese refugee and her five of her peers try to enroll in high school. Their public school district refuses them entry due... Read More

THE SCULPTRESS

THE SCULPTRESS

by V.S Alexander | Read by Sarah Mollo-Christensen

HighBridge Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

Narrator Sarah Mollo-Christensen provides a lovely feminine voice for the free-spirited Emma Lewis Swan, a sculptor who lives in Boston with her husband, Tom, a doctor. When he leaves for France to aid wounded soldiers during WWI, Emma befriends Linton Bower, a handsome artist, and becomes the victim of malicious gossip. Hoping to rekindle her passionless marriage, Emma goes to... Read More

SEA OF SPIES

SEA OF SPIES The Richard Prince Thrillers, Book 2

by Alex Gerlis | Read by Rupert Bush

QUEST from W.F. Howes | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Rupert Bush is the perfect narrator for this story of intrigue. Posing as a journalist, British spy Richard Prince is sent on a mission to uncover evidence that Turkey is supplying chromium, needed for weapons manufacture, to the Nazis. Bush uses strong characterizations to give life to upper-class spymasters, chilling Gestapo agents, and worldly-wise ship captains. He creates... Read More

THE SEA-RINGED WORLD

THE SEA-RINGED WORLD Sacred Stories of the Americas

by Maria Garcia Esperon, David Bowles[Trans.] | Read by David Bowles

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Children

With aplomb, translator and narrator David Bowles delivers a wide-ranging collection of traditional tales from Native cultures across the Americas. Speaking in American-accented English, Bowles manages to be expressive and serious without veering into hokeyness; his unobtrusive approach gives primacy to the stories themselves. Packed with gods and humans, creation and... Read More

THE SECRET DIARIES OF JUAN LUIS VIVES

THE SECRET DIARIES OF JUAN LUIS VIVES

by Tim Darcy Ellis | Read by Peter Noble

Timothy Darcy Ellis | Unabridged
Historical Fiction

Narrator Peter Noble's expressive rendering of this excellent historical novel makes this audiobook seem like an old-fashioned radio drama. He uses diverse accents and inflections to depict the many characters who populate the suspenseful story of Vives, a Spanish Jew who finds himself in King Henry VIII's England during the Spanish Inquisition. The novel is made up of Vives's... Read More

THE SECRET KEEPER OF JAIPUR

THE SECRET KEEPER OF JAIPUR

by Alka Joshi | Read by Sneha Mathan, Ariyan Kassam, Deepa Samuel

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

Narrators Sneha Mathan, Ariyan Kassam, and Deepa Samuel work together to create a rich listening experience populated by a variety of interesting characters. Nimmi, Malik, and Lakshmi, who have vastly different backgrounds, are brought together in Shimla, in northern India. Samuel gives a strong performance as the proud, cautious rural wife and mother Nimmi, who struggles to... Read More

THE SECRET TALKER

THE SECRET TALKER

by Geling Yan, Jeremy Tiang [Trans.] | Read by Angela Lin

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

Narrator Angela Lin skillfully captures the malaise of Hongmei, a woman who is dissatisfied with her marriage. Longing to have someone to whom she can disclose her thoughts and regrets, Hongmei embarks on a series of email exchanges with a secret admirer. Lin maintains an even pace and a nearly flat tone throughout much of the story, deftly channeling Hongmei's emotional... Read More

THE SECRET WITHIN

THE SECRET WITHIN

by Lucy Dawson | Read by Sarah Lambie, Philip Stevens

Bolinda Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

This complex mystery offers moments of stomach-churning anxiety as it presents the evil a female physician encounters in our male-dominated medical system. Narrators Sarah Lambie and Philip Stevens offer full-bodied performances of talented surgeon Julia; irresistibly gorgeous but sinister plastic surgeon Nathan; Julia's drunken ex, Dom; her colleague, Hamish; and more. At her... Read More

THE SEGONIAN

THE SEGONIAN Aldebarian Alliance, Book 2

Earphones Award Winner

by Dianne Duvall | Read by Kirsten Potter

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Kirsten Potter narrates this extraterrestrial space adventure cum romance featuring do-or-die hero Eliana. Not only does Potter give Eliana a ringing never-surrender voice that embodies her pluck in the face of an alien attack, she also depicts the entire male crew of the spaceship that rescues Eliana from deep space. Listeners will tear up as Eliana faces an oxygen shortage... Read More

SENSATIONAL

SENSATIONAL The Hidden History of Americas "Girl Stunt Reporters"

Earphones Award Winner

by Kim Todd | Read by Maggi-Meg Reed

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Listeners will have a wonderful time diving into this accomplished history of the female "stunt reporters" of the late nineteenth century. This audiobook is indeed a sensational adventure for the ears. Narrator Maggi-Meg Reed is the ideal choice to deliver these narratives of women journalists who donned disguises and affected alternate identities to go undercover in medical... Read More

SEPTEMBER GIRL

SEPTEMBER GIRL

by Kathryn Leigh Scott | Read by Kathryn Leigh Scott

Oasis Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

Author/narrator Kathryn Leigh Scott smoothly transitions between the two settings of this novel. In New York City in the mid-1960s young Olivia Hammond is a single working woman at a news magazine. Many years later, when she is much older and newly widowed, she discovers an engagement ring that was never given to her by the hard-living, relationship-phobic lost love from that... Read More

SERENA SINGH FLIPS THE SCRIPT

SERENA SINGH FLIPS THE SCRIPT

by Sonya Lalli | Read by Ulka Simone Mohanty

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

Narrator Ulka Simone Mohanty expertly portrays a diverse group of characters in a novel that challenges both Indian customs and feminist ideals. Serena loves her job and the life she's built on her own. After falling out with her newlywed younger sister, Serena rebuilds old friendships and makes new ones. In the process, she reconnects with her ex-boyfriend, Jesse, and... Read More

THE SEVENTH RAVEN

THE SEVENTH RAVEN

by David Elliott | Read by Tessa Netting, Maxwell Hamilton, Moira Quirk, Matt Wolfe

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | Unabridged
Young Adult

A father's foolish words--meant to save his dying infant daughter--inadvertently curse his seven older sons to live the remainder of their days as crows. While the plot of this YA novel seems promising, it's also a case study in tempered expectations: This is not a traditional narrative as much as it is a series of perspectives-- the father's, the mother's, the daughter's, and... Read More

SHE PERSISTED: HARRIET TUBMAN

SHE PERSISTED: HARRIET TUBMAN

by Andrea Davis Pinkney, Chelsea Clinton | Read by Bahni Turpin, Chelsea Clinton [Letter]

Listening Library | Unabridged
Children

Bahni Turpin's clear and forceful narration highlights the inspiring story of Harriet Tubman in this accessible biography for children. The work doesn't shy away from the realities of slavery but gives a clear understanding of the lives of enslaved people while also illuminating their faith, pride, and love through the lens of Tubman's story. Turpin compassionately captures... Read More

SHE PERSISTED: SALLY RIDE

SHE PERSISTED: SALLY RIDE

by Atia Abawi, Chelsea Clinton [Intro.], Alexandra Boiger [Contrib.] | Read by Carolyn Kang

Listening Library | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Carolyn Kang describes the life and career of the first American woman in space, Sally Ride. This biography details her early life as an aspiring tennis player in California in the 1950s. Though sometimes bored in school, Ride was fascinated by science at a time when girls were not encouraged to become scientists. She went on to get advanced degrees in physics and... Read More

SHOOTING KABUL

SHOOTING KABUL Kabul Chronicles

by N.H. Senzai | Read by Neil Shah

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Neil Shah underwhelms listeners as he delivers this immigrant story based loosely on the author's brother-in-law's experiences while fleeing war-ravaged Afghanistan. It's 2001, and 12-year-old Fadi and his family make a dash for the U.S. to seek refuge. But just as they near neighboring Pakistan, the Taliban appears, and Fadi's younger sister, Mariam, gets left behind.... Read More

SHOW ME A SIGN

SHOW ME A SIGN

by Ann Clare LeZotte | Read by Nora Hunter

Scholastic Audiobooks | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Nora Hunter gives voice to Mary Lambert, a nonverbal Deaf girl who lives in a thriving Deaf community on Martha's Vineyard in 1805. Hunter's clear, confident tone reflects Mary's intelligence and self-esteem as she grows up in a culture in which deafness and sign language communication are common and respected. Surrounded by her protective community, Mary doesn't... Read More

THE SIGN OF FOUR

THE SIGN OF FOUR Includes "The Yellow Wallpaper"

by Arthur Conan Doyle, Charlotte Perkins GIlman | Read by Clive Hayward, Alison Larkin

Alison Larkin Presents | Unabridged
Classics

Devotees of Sherlock Holmes may find this complex novella a delight as narrated by Clive Hayward, whose enthusiasm seems all-consuming. The plot twists can be overwhelming at times, and the dialogue somewhat unclear. While Hayward's energy is immense, sometimes bordering on blustering, the story does blossom, thanks to his firm voice. To some, the stronger part of the audio... Read More

SIRI, WHO AM I?

SIRI, WHO AM I?

by Sam Tschida | Read by Justis Bolding

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Fiction

How can a girl know what's on brand for herself when she doesn't even know her last name? Narrator Justis Bolding playfully voices Mia, who wakes up in a hospital with amnesia and a phone that is of little help. Mia adopts a "fake it til you make it" approach to finding her identity, and Bolding uses a calm, strong voice to assert Mia's belief that the clues to who she is will... Read More

SISTER OF THE BOLLYWOOD BRIDE

SISTER OF THE BOLLYWOOD BRIDE

Earphones Award Winner

by Nandini Bajpai | Read by Soneela Nankani

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Soneela Nankani sparkles in this charming ode to family bonds and the power of the perfect party. When her sister, Vinnie, announces her engagement, Mini wishes their mother were still alive to plan the wedding. With everyone else wrapped up in work, Mini has to figure out this wedding stuff fast. Nankani's nuanced performance makes this standout production more than... Read More

A SITTING IN ST. JAMES

A SITTING IN ST. JAMES

Earphones Award Winner

by Rita Williams-Garcia | Read by Machelle Williams

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Machelle Williams skillfully narrates this sprawling story of generational secrets in antebellum Louisiana. La Petite Cottage plantation is home to three generations of Guilberts, as well as the enslaved people who make their lifestyle possible. The family matriarch's decision to sit for her portrait begins a chain of events that will upend everyone's fortunes. Williams weaves... Read More

SLEEP WELL, MY LADY

SLEEP WELL, MY LADY Emma Djan Investigation, Book 2

by Kwei Quartey | Read by Robin Miles

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

In Accra, Ghana, a big-name fashion designer is murdered, and the question, naturally, is whodunit. Robin Miles is a great narrator whose performance lifts this story. The victim, Lady Araba, had secrets and people around her who did not wish her the best. Private Investigator Emma Djan enters the case long after the police have arrested Lady Araba's chauffeur. But did he do... Read More

SLEEPING BEAUTY

SLEEPING BEAUTY

by Charles Perrault | Read by Barbara Rosenblat, Georgia Lee Schultz and a Full Cast

Design Sound Productions | Unabridged
Children

Golden Voice Barbara Rosenblat brings her inimitable vocal energy and joy to every project, and this crisp production with original music is no exception. As with all good fairy tales, the fairies get the best lines, and Rosenblat, Noelle Dupuis, and Ellin Wallin have a wonderful time bickering and bantering as the three buzzing, bee-sized fairies who are in charge of... Read More

SOME CREATURES HAVE ALL THE LUCK! ANTONIO VIVALDI

SOME CREATURES HAVE ALL THE LUCK! ANTONIO VIVALDI Little Stories of Great Composers

by Ana Gerhard | Read by Colm Feore

The Secret Mountain | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Colm Feore creates an engaging storytelling experience for young listeners in this musical introduction to composer Antonio Vivaldi. The story begins on a cold winter's night in Venice, Italy, the home of Minim, a little mouse who loves cheese and beautiful music. A dangerous adventure leads Minim to visit an orphanage where he narrowly escapes a threatening cat and... Read More

SOME OTHER NOW

SOME OTHER NOW

by Sarah Everett | Read by Jeanette Illidge

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Jeanette Illidge is the voice of Jessi Rumfield, who is trying to come to terms with her responsibility for a tragedy a year earlier so that she can move forward. Illidge gives the story a strong first-person voice as Jessi moves from Now to Then and back again. Slipping into dialogue, Illidge uses subtle changes in timbre and tone to bring personalities to life.... Read More

SOMETHING MUST BE DONE ABOUT PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY

SOMETHING MUST BE DONE ABOUT PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY A Family, a Virginia Town, a Civil Rights Battle

by Kristen Green | Read by Karen White

Tantor Media | Unabridged
History

Karen White's direct, serious narration fits the tone of Green's vital work on the multigenerational impact of racist policies. In 1951, a Black high school student in Virginia led a protest against school segregation. This action established the momentum that led to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling that desegregated U.S. schools. Yet in Prince Edward County,... Read More

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN BITTER AND SWEET

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN BITTER AND SWEET

Earphones Award Winner

by Laekan Zea Kemp | Read by Andy Aragon, Arami Malaise

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Andy Aragon and Arami Malaise's seamless alternating narration creates a dazzling portrait of Pen and Xander, a young Latinx couple, and the Mexican-American community in Austin, Texas, where they live. This debut is an affecting coming-of-age story and a splendid romance, as well as a trenchant exploration of father-child relations, immigration, and the impact of crime upon a... Read More

A SON AT THE FRONT

A SON AT THE FRONT

Earphones Award Winner

by Edith Wharton, Peter Buitenhuis [Afterword] | Read by Robin Siegerman

Spoken Realms | Unabridged
Classics

If Edith Wharton is an acquired taste, then this audiobook, narrated superbly by Robin Siegerman, is an ideal first course. Set during WWI, the novel highlights the efforts of a young man's parents to keep him out of the war. Instead of avoiding the fighting, the recent college graduate joins the French army. Wharton's dialogue is precise, and her narrative brings even the most... Read More

SON OF THE STORM

SON OF THE STORM Nameless, Book 1

by Suyi Davies Okungbowa | Read by Korey Jackson

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Fantasy

This fantasy audiobook benefits from the storytelling talents of narrator Korey Jackson. He takes listeners on a magic-infused journey with a compelling cast of characters as they challenge the status quo in an ancient city called Bassa, which is reminiscent of early cultures in West Africa. Danso, an academic, has a thirst for knowledge that leads him beyond Bassa's borders,... Read More

SOOLEY

SOOLEY

by John Grisham | Read by Dion Graham

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

John Grisham jumps back into the sports world with this wonderful portrait of a basketball prodigy from South Sudan. As narrator, the excellent Dion Graham is at his best shaping this story, which alternates between the player's life in the U.S. and in his turbulent homeland. Graham has to use multiple African accents, all of which are done deftly and vary widely. The title... Read More

SORROWLAND

SORROWLAND

by Rivers Solomon | Read by Karen Chilton

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

Narrator Karen Chilton gives a riveting performance in this genre-defying masterpiece. Vern, a young Black woman, escapes the religious compound where she was raised and gives birth to twins. In the outside world, she encounters monsters within and outside herself that raise questions about her past and the legacy of American violence. Solomon's prose is lush and alive;... Read More

SOULSTAR

SOULSTAR The Kingston Cycle: Book 3

Earphones Award Winner

by C.L. Polk | Read by Robin Miles

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Fantasy

Narrator Robin Miles delivers the profound conclusion to The Kingston Cycle. Miles portrays Robin Thorpe, who has always been aware of the injustice and inequality that surrounds her and the other citizens of Aeland. Until now, she has mostly worked in subtle ways to fight it. But after her friend and mentor is assassinated, all that changes. As Thorpe becomes more confident in... Read More

THE SOUVENIR MUSEUM

THE SOUVENIR MUSEUM Stories

Earphones Award Winner

by Elizabeth McCracken | Read by Kate Reading

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

An award-winning author writes her eighth book, and an award-winning narrator records it. The superb audio short stories that result are hysterical, heartrending, wise, unexpected, and weird. Weird in a good way--does a bereaved mother actually transform into a monstrous animal, or does she just feel like one? Kate Reading's deep, melodic voice reveals the very marrow of... Read More

SPACE ODDITY

SPACE ODDITY

by Christopher Edge | Read by Ciaran Saward

Bolinda Audio | Unabridged
Children

Ciaran Saward masterfully narrates a quirky tale that uses David Bowie's song "Space Oddity" as a springboard. Listeners feel 10-year-old Jake Jones's embarrassment as his father publicly break-dances and sings, making Jake decide he wants to divorce him. Saward's portrayals of father and son are believable when they go on a camping trip, hoping to improve their relationship.... Read More

SPACE: 1999

SPACE: 1999 Volume 1

Earphones Award Winner

by Andrew Smith, Anthony Terpiloff, Elizabeth Barrows | Read by Mark Bonner, Maria Teresa Creasey

Big Finish | Unabridged
Science Fiction

A full cast narrates a trio of adventures featuring the Moon Base Alpha crew as they attempt to survive after being transported across space. First, the Alphans investigate a signal from a nearby planet, then a distant winter planet calls to the crew, and, finally, a perfect paradise offers a temporary respite. Each character is voiced by a talented actor, and dramatic scenes... Read More

SPARKS LIKE STARS

SPARKS LIKE STARS

by Nadia Hashimi | Read by Mozhan Marno

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

Mozhan Marno narrates this powerful story about secrets from the past that won't stay buried. Adopted from Afghanistan as a child, Sitara Zamani finds a new life in America and grows up to be a surgeon. Marno vividly captures Sitara's gritty determination to bury memories of fleeing Kabul, the only surviving member of her family. Listeners will be drawn into a complex plot that... Read More

SPELLMAKER

SPELLMAKER Spellbreaker, Book 2

by Charlie N. Holmberg | Read by Elizabeth Knowelden, Noel Arthur

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Fantasy

Narrator Elizabeth Knowleden returns to this magical series as brash Elsie, with Noel Arthur joining in as reserved Bacchus. Lyrical accents and evocative descriptions ground listeners in Holmberg's fantasy world as Elsie and Bacchus attempt to halt a murderous rampage through nineteenth-century England. While the pair pretend to be married and work to secure Elsie's license as... Read More

SPILT MILK

SPILT MILK

by Courtney Zoffness | Read by Courtney Zoffness

HighBridge Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Courtney Zoffness narrates her reflections on motherhood, gender, and contemporary life with unflinching directness. The questions she raises are not easy, but she introduces them with a frankness that makes them engaging. Listeners who are looking for an interesting mix of topics will find much to admire in these essays, which can be listened to in order or chosen at random.... Read More

SPIRIT OF THE TITANIC

SPIRIT OF THE TITANIC

Earphones Award Winner

by Nicola Pierce | Read by Ruairi Conaghan

Bolinda Audio | Unabridged
Children

Irish actor Ruairi Conaghan's narration enhances this captivating story of the TITANIC. The clever twist to this well-crafted version is its protagonist, 15-year-old Samuel Scott, who lost his life while working on the vessel's construction. Samuel's ghost moves unseen among his colleagues on Belfast's docks and among the passengers and crew of his beloved ship during her... Read More

SPIRITUAL INTELLIGENCE

SPIRITUAL INTELLIGENCE

by Kris Vallotton, Karen Garnaas [Fore.] | Read by Kris Vallotton

ChristianAudio | Unabridged
Philosophy & Religion

In this audiobook, Kris Vallotton, author and narrator, suggests that Christians have neglected their capacity to connect with God. He calls this ability "spiritual intelligence" and sets forth a construct that will provide individuals with a way to improve their personal communication with Him. Vallotton's voice is filled with confidence and understanding as he highlights... Read More

SPOILS OF THE DEAD

SPOILS OF THE DEAD Liam Campbell, Book 5

by Dana Stabenow | Read by Marguerite Gavin

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

The newest installment in the Liam Campbell series finds the state trooper in the Alaskan town of Blewestown. He has barely opened his suitcase when the first crisis arises. Marguerite Gavin superbly narrates this whodunit as Liam investigates the murder of an archaeologist who claimed to discover native artifacts that would turn the oil-rich land into a World Heritage site.... Read More

STAMPED (FOR KIDS)

STAMPED (FOR KIDS) Racism, Antiracism, and You

Earphones Award Winner

by Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, Sonja Cherry-Paul [Adapt.] | Read by Pe'Tehn Raighn-Kem Jackson

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Children

How better to communicate this vital history of racism in America to its young audience than to have the audiobook narrated by a peer? Nine-year-old Pe'Tehn Raighn-Kem Jackson hits it out of the park with her lively and engaging reading. Her voice and delivery are unmistakably that of a kid--and she's an inspired casting choice. Short chapters, ideal for listening to one at a... Read More

STAMPEDE

STAMPEDE Gold Fever and Disaster in the Klondike

Earphones Award Winner

by Brian Castner | Read by Brian Castner

Random House Audio | Unabridged
History

This dramatic history of the Klondike Gold Rush--narrated by author Brian Castner--grips you from the first minutes. Castner is a compelling storyteller both on the page and as the voice for this audiobook. As narrator, he is as skilled and resourceful as a voice actor. And what a story he has to tell. The rush of unseasoned fortune seekers to one of the harshest and most... Read More

STAR WARS: THRAWN ASCENDANCY

STAR WARS: THRAWN ASCENDANCY Chaos Rising, Book 1

by Timothy Zahn | Read by Marc Thompson

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Science Fiction

In this first book of the fourth Thrawn trilogy in the Star Wars Legends universe, narrator Marc Thompson introduces the listener to the brilliant and mysterious young recruit Thrawn. In this prequel he is not yet the famed and feared Grand Admiral who fought for the Empire against Luke Skywalker, but a new cadet taking on his first assignment on the edge of known space.... Read More

STARFISH

STARFISH

by Lisa Fipps | Read by Jenna Lamia

Listening Library | Unabridged
Children

Jenna Lamia's youthful narration expresses the vulnerability of 11-year-old Ellie, who has been bullied about her weight ever since she can remember. She has armored herself by creating Fat Girl Rules, which include bullying herself before others can. Lamia's pacing reflects the free-verse format of this audiobook, which illuminates the poetic nature of Ellie's personality.... Read More

THE STOLEN PRINCE OF CLOUDBURST

THE STOLEN PRINCE OF CLOUDBURST

Earphones Award Winner

by Jaclyn Moriarty | Read by Sarah Ovens, Edward Killingback, Imogen Wilde

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Children

This audiobook--full of heart, clever humor, and magical imagination--is a complete joy to escape into. Narrator Sarah Ovens exudes charm and vulnerability as 12-year-old Esther, a middle child attending boarding school with her sisters, who she believes are much more accomplished than she is. As portrayed by Ovens, Esther is quirky, quietly brave, and genuine as she contends... Read More

STOP SAVING THE PLANET!

STOP SAVING THE PLANET! An Environmentalist Manifesto

Earphones Award Winner

by Jenny Price | Read by Hillary Huber

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Contemporary Culture

Hillary Huber narrates this intrepid audiobook with controlled irony. Her plaintive interrogative tone highlights its striking critique on why so little has been achieved in five decades of battling climate change. She smoothly handles the many uses of "riddle me this," "duh," and "however" that ramp up the performance. The narration of this audiobook, subtitled "An... Read More

STRANGE PILGRIMS

STRANGE PILGRIMS

by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Edith Grossman [Trans.] | Read by Frankie Corzo, Christopher Salazar

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

Two narrators guide listeners through 12 tales of transplanted Latinx protagonists in this worthwhile audiobook by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. In this 2009 short story collection, European locations like Vienna, Barcelona, and Rome become backdrops for tales spun from immigration and estrangement. The stories, written during the 1970s and '80s, feature heroes ranging from a... Read More

STRENGTH OF A WOMAN

STRENGTH OF A WOMAN Why You Are Proverbs 31

by Lauren Crews | Read by Lauren Crews

Oasis Audio | Unabridged
Philosophy & Religion

Author/narrator Lauren Crews delivers her own words to provide a clearer picture of Proverbs 31 and what it means to be a Proverbs 31 woman. This oft-maligned passage in the Bible can seem like an overwhelming list of rules and requirements for being an ideal biblical woman, but Crews works to share a more approachable view of the text. Using Hebrew references and her own... Read More

SUGAR AND SPITE

SUGAR AND SPITE

by Gail D. Villanueva | Read by Joy Regullano

Scholastic Audiobooks | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Joy Regullano creates a youthful voice for 12-year-old Jolina, who is being trained by her grandfather to be a traditional healer upon moving from Manila to an island resort in the Philippines. When the resort owner's daughter, Claudine, begins bullying her, Jolina decides to take matters into her own hands and creates a potion to make Claudine be nice to her. Of... Read More

SULWE

SULWE

by Lupita Nyong'o | Read by Lupita Nyong'o

Listening Library | Unabridged
Children

Academy Award-winning actor Lupita Nyong'o beautifully presents her fictional story. Young Sulwe is the darkest member of her family. Listeners sympathize as she tries to erase her darkness and prays to God to make her skin fairer. Nyong'o's delivery of Sulwe's sweet, youthful voice and her mother's comforting tone are flawless. After Sulwe has a dream about dark and light... Read More

THE SUM OF US

THE SUM OF US What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

by Heather McGhee | Read by Heather McGhee

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Contemporary Culture

Writer/narrator Heather McGhee, current chair of Color of Change's board and former president of the nonpartisan think tank Demos, engagingly explains how racism damages all Americans. Her expertise as a researcher and author of economic legislation is combined with reports from her personal tour of the U.S. She interviews other experts and ordinary people to expose the fallacy... Read More

SUMMER ON THE BLUFFS

SUMMER ON THE BLUFFS Oak Bluffs, Book 1

by Sunny Hostin | Read by January LaVoy

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

Narrator January LaVoy performs this audiobook, set primarily in the Martha's Vineyard Oak Bluffs community, the summer home for Black America's elite. For years, Ama's three unrelated goddaughters summered with her on the island, where they enjoyed advantages they couldn't get at home. Ama, now ready to retire, asks the girls to spend one last summer with her at the beach... Read More

SUNSHINE GIRL

SUNSHINE GIRL An Unexpected Life

by Julianna Margulies | Read by Julianna Margulies

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Julianna Margulies star of "The Good Wife," narrates her candid, introspective memoir. Her familiar warm voice immerses listeners in her recollections of her chaotic upbringing and challenging relationship with her divorced parents, as well as her start as an actor. Her mother, Francesca, was a ballet dancer and expressive movement teacher who frequently brought men into the... Read More

SURE, I'LL BE YOUR BLACK FRIEND

SURE, I'LL BE YOUR BLACK FRIEND Notes From the Other Side of the Fist Bump

by Ben Philippe | Read by James Fouhey

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Contemporary Culture

James Fouhey narrates this witty, perceptive collection of essays from writer and professor Ben Philippe, who was born in Haiti, was raised in Montreal, and currently resides in New York City. Phillipe's conversational memoir discusses his experiences in diverse cultures navigating cultural divides. Speaking to white audiences as their new Black friend--or boyfriend, student,... Read More

SUSAN, LINDA, NINA & COKIE

SUSAN, LINDA, NINA & COKIE The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR

by Lisa Napoli | Read by Lisa Napoli

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Lisa Napoli delivers her absorbing and informative biography of the "founding mothers" of National Public Radio with attractive energy and enthusiasm. While not a professional narrator, Napoli is an experienced radio and television journalist as well as author; her clarity, thoughtful pacing, and engaged narration suit the audiobook well. Susan Stamberg, Linda Wertheimer, Nina... Read More

SWEET & BITTER MAGIC

SWEET & BITTER MAGIC

by Adrienne Tooley | Read by Ferdelle Capistrano, Andrea Emmes

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Fantasy

In this debut fantasy audiobook, magic has a price, and two young women make a contract that will cost each of them more than they know. Tamsin, portrayed by narrator Andrea Emmes, was banished as a young witch while trying to save her twin sister. Now Wren goes to her, seeking a cure for her father, who has fallen victim to a plague. Wren's innocent view of life is unfolded by... Read More

SWEET TALK

SWEET TALK Love Lines

by Cara Bastone | Read by Lidia Dornet, Chris Brinkley

Audible, Inc. | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Only available in audio format, this short, funny, sweet romance is sure to delight listeners. When a text sent accidentally by an acquaintance appears late one night, Jessie can't help replying. The only thing Eliot knows is that the woman behind the reply intrigues him--even if he has no clue who she is. A dual narration performed by Lidia Dornet and Chris Brinkley pulls... Read More

THE SWEETNESS OF WATER

THE SWEETNESS OF WATER

by Nathan Harris | Read by William DeMeritt

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Historical Fiction

William DeMeritt's versatile narration eases listeners into the unsettled landscape of late-Civil-War-era Georgia in this powerfully affecting novel. This ambitious debut explores themes of forgiveness, family, pride, community, and the societal costs of racism and injustice. The violence in this world is startling but never surprising. DeMeritt's vibrant and convincing... Read More

SWIMMING BACK TO TROUT RIVER

SWIMMING BACK TO TROUT RIVER

by Linda Rui Feng | Read by Nancy Wu

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

Nancy Wu has a versatile voice and is exactly the type of narrator this intergenerational novel needs. Junie is a Chinese girl who is growing up in the countryside with her grandparents during the Cultural Revolution. Wu's dexterity is on full display as she transitions from male to female characters across a range of ages. Her changes in pitch, accent, and timbre help... Read More

TAKEOVER

TAKEOVER How a Conservative Student Club Captured the Supreme Court

by Noah Feldman, Lidia Jean Kott | Read by Noah Feldman

Pushkin Industries | Unabridged
Contemporary Culture

Harvard law professor Noah Feldman offers a reasonably balanced examination of the Federalist Society, a private conservative organization that was founded in 1982 by law students from Harvard, Yale, and the University of Chicago. Its members want to check federal power and advance their view of liberty. Six of our sitting Supreme Court justices are or have been Society... Read More

TALESPINS

TALESPINS

by Michael Mullin | Read by Paul Giamatti

Michael Mullin | Unabridged
Fantasy

Narrator Paul Giamatti's emphatic growl is well matched to the wry, lyrical verses in Michael Mullin's compilation of folktales. Stories feature unlikely heroes and bizarre figures, with unusual imagery and intriguing characterizations. Giamatti's delivery is gruff and confiding, evocative, slightly gruesome, and suited to twists. Whether he's voicing an unseen eighth dwarf,... Read More

TALK BOOKISH TO ME

TALK BOOKISH TO ME

by Kate Bromley | Read by Natalie Naudus

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Natalie Naudus infuses each character in this novel with vibrancy and humor. Kara's life is in flux. She is having difficulty getting started on writing her next historical romance novel, and her personal life has stalled. Then, while serving as maid of honor for her best friend, she encounters her college boyfriend, Ryan, the love of her life. In a delightful... Read More

A TASTE FOR LOVE

A TASTE FOR LOVE

by Jennifer Yen | Read by Josephine Huang

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Josephine Huang performs this sweet novel at the perfect pace. Liza Yang, an avid baker, is smart and driven. But she could still do better, according to her mother, by dating an Asian boy. Mrs. Yang sets up a baking competition filled with eligible young Asian men for just this purpose. Liza, who is trying to prove herself to her mother, is voiced with a clearly enunciated... Read More

TEN DAYS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD

TEN DAYS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD

by John Reed | Read by Adam Sims

Naxos AudioBooks | Unabridged
Classics

Adam Sims gives a splendid reading of Reed's classic account of the seizure of power in Russia by the Bolsheviks in 1917. Reed, an American journalist who was sympathetic to the Bolsheviks, presents a detailed account of these events, which set in motion the dictatorship of the proletariat. Reed himself died in Soviet Russia and is buried in the Kremlin wall. Those who know... Read More

THADDEUS STEVENS

THADDEUS STEVENS Civil War Revolutionary, Fighter for Racial Justice

by Bruce Levine | Read by Landon Woodson

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

U.S. Representative Thaddeus Stevens was an implacable foe of slavery and an equally solid champion of equal rights for African Americans. This political biography traces his career and shows how his early life and education shaped his political positions. Landon Woodson offers a solid, easy-to-follow narration. His steady voice and engaging style carry the narrative along... Read More

THAT PLACE CALLED HOME

THAT PLACE CALLED HOME Cedar Point, Book 1

by D.L. Lane | Read by Troy Duran

D.L. Lane | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Troy Duran lends his enjoyable voice to the first audiobook in Lane's Cedar Point series. Breckin Lorry and Mason Miller were high school sweethearts until life events tore them apart. Twenty years later, both return to Cedar Point, Washington, where they are compelled to examine their past and see if they can rekindle the love they once had for each other. This... Read More

THAT WAY MADNESS LIES

THAT WAY MADNESS LIES 15 of Shakespeare's Most Notable Works Reimagined

by Dahlia Adler [Ed.] | Read by Ramon de Ocampo, Ariel Blake, Lily Anderson, Nikki Massoud, Patrice Caldwell, North Homewood, Julia Whelan, Avi Roque, Almarie Guerra, Joy McCullough, Cary Hite, Mark Oshiro, Barrie Kreinik, Caitlin Davies, Landon Woodson

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Children

This unique audio anthology shakes up 15 of Shakespeare's classics with contemporary spins. Familiar characters are recast as queer or people of color, familiar plot lines frequently shift genres, and some stories even play around with different formats, using text messages or oral histories. Each story is voiced by one or several narrators who match the gender expression of... Read More

THE THEFT OF SUNLIGHT

THE THEFT OF SUNLIGHT Dauntless Path, Book 2

by Intisar Khanani | Read by Shiromi Arserio

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Fantasy

Shiromi Arserio narrates the second book in the Dauntless Path series. Rae is content to spend her days on her family's horse farm, but when her best friend's sister is snatched, she travels to the royal court in search of answers and assistance. Arserio skillfully shows Rae coming into her own at court as she matures from a country girl into a young woman skilled at intrigue... Read More

THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS AN EASY JOB

THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS AN EASY JOB

by Kikuko Tsumura, Polly Barton [Trans.] | Read by Cindy Kay

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Fiction

Narrator Cindy Kay performs this deceptively titled work with a fine sense of pacing and an understated affect. The warmth in her voice grounds the unnamed narrator's sometimes fantastic experiences. The decision to modulate and slow down the male voices makes them a kind of counterpoint to the calm and confidential tone of the 36-year- old female protagonist, whom we follow on... Read More

THESE UNLUCKY STARS

THESE UNLUCKY STARS

by Gillian McDunn | Read by Stina Nielsen

Bloomsbury Publishing | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Stina Nielsen's light Southern accent gently draws listeners into a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Annie P. Logan's mother left the family years ago. Ever since then, unasked questions and fading memories have nurtured Annie's belief that her life is unlucky. Feeling ignored and misunderstood by her dad and her brother, Annie escapes into drawing and... Read More

THE THIN PLACE

THE THIN PLACE

by C D Major | Read by Elle Newlands

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Some people in Scotland believe that the Overtoun Bridge is a mythical "thin place" where heaven and earth almost collide. Elle Newlands superbly narrates this novel about three people with compelling connections to an adjacent estate. In a rich Scottish brogue, Newlands describes modern-day Ava's compelling feelings of being drawn to the estate when she investigates a story... Read More

THINGS WE LOST TO THE WATER

THINGS WE LOST TO THE WATER

by Eric Nguyen | Read by Quyen Ngo

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

Narrator Quyen Ngo lends her powerful voice to this debut fiction on the refugee experience. Huong and her family escape to the U.S. from Vietnam in 1978, but her husband, Công, gets left behind. She tells her children that Công is dead, but when one of them finds out the truth years later, the betrayal creates distance between them. Narrating from multiple perspectives, Ngo... Read More

THINK AGAIN

THINK AGAIN The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know

by Adam Grant | Read by Adam Grant

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Business & Finance

In this excellent audiobook, organizational psychologist Adam Grant uses storytelling and research summaries to explain the value of staying open-minded when forming our beliefs. As narrator, he sounds enthusiastic without overselling his ideas and cheery without trivializing his thinking. His boyish timbre and casual approach will make listeners like him and appreciate the... Read More

THIRST FOR JUSTICE

THIRST FOR JUSTICE

by David R. Boyd | Read by Geoffrey Pounsett

ECW Press | Unabridged
Fiction

Listeners who relish a taut courtroom drama will appreciate hearing narrator Geoffrey Pounsett present the fictional terrorism trial of Dr. Michael MacDougall, a dedicated surgeon. After traumatic events in the Congo, he feels driven to commit an act of political insurrection: He releases a toxic chemical into the Seattle water supply. Pounsett captures the traits of a man who... Read More

THIRTY TALKS WEIRD LOVE

THIRTY TALKS WEIRD LOVE

by Alessandra Narváez Varela | Read by Alessandra Narváez Varela

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Author Alessandra Narvez Varela narrates her debut, a teen novel in verse set in 1990s Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Young teen Anamaría struggles with academic drive, maintaining friendships, and her growing awareness of dangers in her beloved city, where femicide is rampant. When an odd woman called Thirty claims to be Anamaría's older self, she's understandably skeptical. Narvez... Read More

THIS CLOSE TO OKAY

THIS CLOSE TO OKAY

by Leesa Cross-Smith | Read by Kamali Minter, Zeno Robinson

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

Kamali Minter and Zeno Robinson narrate a quietly powerful story about grief, loss, and second chances. When Tallie sees a man standing on the side of a bridge in the rain, she pulls her car over to speak with him. Emmett has followed a difficult path to that bridge, but he agrees to go for coffee with Tallie instead of seeing his path to its end. Minter gives Tallie a... Read More

THIS IS NOT FOR YOU

THIS IS NOT FOR YOU An Activist's Journey of Resistance and Resilience

by Richard Brown, Brian Benson | Read by Emmett Wheatfall, Richard Brown [Fore., After.]

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Narrator Emmett Wheatfall delivers a conversational performance in this autobiography by activist and photographer Richard Brown. He is best known for his community activism between police and the Black community in Portland, Oregon. This inspirational memoir reflects on Brown's childhood in 1940s Harlem and his military experience, both of which were impacted by his Blackness... Read More

THIS IS THE FIRE

THIS IS THE FIRE What I Say to My Friends About Racism

by Don Lemon | Read by Don Lemon

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Contemporary Culture

Much like his popular CNN show, Don Lemon's new audiobook is well researched, thoughtful, and passionate. The book includes a collection of personal stories and observations mixed with a detailed history of racism and analysis of current events. Of particular note are Lemon's reflections on his visit to Africa with his mother to trace his family's ancestry. His emotional... Read More

THORNLIGHT

THORNLIGHT

by Claire Legrand | Read by Billie Fulford-Brown

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Billie Fulford-Brown establishes an energetic voice for 12-year-old Thorn, a humble street sweep. Thorn lives in the Vale, a war-torn realm where harvesting lightning is crucial to powering the weapons used to fight its ever-threatening enemy. Thorn's twin sister, Brier, in contrast, is one of the queen's elite lightning harvesters. When Brier is attacked by lightning... Read More

THREE O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING

THREE O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING

by Gianrico Carofiglio | Read by Gary Furlong

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

Gary Furlong narrates a touching father-and-son story that will leave listeners sorry when it's over. When Antonio is 18, he and his father travel from Italy to Marseille, where Antonio's doctor will tell them whether his early-onset epilepsy has cured itself. Father and son haven't been close, but this trip creates a lifelong connection. When the doctor prescribes 48 hours off... Read More

THREE ORDINARY GIRLS

THREE ORDINARY GIRLS The Remarkable Story of Three Dutch Teenagers Who Became Spies, Saboteurs, Nazi Assassinsand WWII Heroes

by Tim Brady | Read by David de Vries

HighBridge Audio | Unabridged
History

Narrator David de Vries takes a straightforward approach to this journalistic account of how three teenagers--sisters Truus and Freddie Oversteegen and friend Jo Schaft--became actively involved with the Nazi resistance movement based in Haarlem, The Netherlands. De Vries's expressive delivery emphasizes the girls' improvisational training as they learned to lie, steal, plant... Read More

A TIME OF FEAR

A TIME OF FEAR America in the Era of Red Scares and Cold War

by Albert Marrin | Read by Jason Culp

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Jason Culp relies on careful modulation to convey this nuanced, comprehensive examination of a dangerous time in twentieth-century history--the period of the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Culp delivers the words of famous leaders such as Stalin, Kennedy, and Reagan with slight accents or impressions. To varying degrees, both the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.... Read More

TO COOK A BEAR

TO COOK A BEAR

by Mikael Niemi | Read by Anthony Mark Barrow, Allan Corduner

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Historical Fiction

On one level, this audiobook by Swedish author Niemi is a fairly standard mystery. But there are other, much deeper, levels as well. Jussi, portrayed by Anthony Mark Barrow, is a Sámi runaway who has been informally adopted by Pastor Lars Levi Laestadius, an actual historical character who is portrayed later in the book by narrator Allan Corduner. Besides being the detective in... Read More

TOM STOPPARD

TOM STOPPARD A Life

Earphones Award Winner

by Hermione Lee | Read by Steven Crossley

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

British actor Steven Crossley is the right narrator for this intense, informative biography. Crossley delivers Hermione Lee's thorough investigation of playwright Tom Stoppard's life, covering his early years--his escape from Nazi Germany to England at the start of WWII--and leading to his eventual recognition as a renowned British playwright. There's even an adjective in the... Read More

TOMBS OF DROSS

TOMBS OF DROSS The Lorian Stones, Book 1

by Lew Anderson | Read by Lew Anderson

TreeStone Audio | Unabridged
Children

Written and narrated by Lew Anderson, this first audiobook in The Lorian Stones Trilogy is an action-filled fantasy that will keep listeners glued to their speakers. While exploring their family's property, Isaac, Zac, and Breezy stumble across an unusual stone pillar, which opens a portal to a whole new world of adventure. Anderson keeps listeners' attention from the start by... Read More

THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH

THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH

by William Shakespeare | Read by Scott Brick, Käthe Mazur, Dion Graham, Steven Anthony Jones, Simon Vance, Carol Monda, Paula Parker, Maggi-Meg Reed, Johnny Heller, JD Jackson

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Poetry & Drama

An all-star cast brings vocal clarity, naturalism, and intimacy to the voices of the desperately paranoid newly crowned Scottish king Macbeth and his ill-fated brother-in-arms, Banquo. Narrators Scott Brick and Dion Graham are the lead players in this crisp stage reading of one of Shakespeare's premiere works. "Double, double, toil and trouble." "Something wicked this way... Read More

TRANSIENT DESIRES

TRANSIENT DESIRES Commissario Brunetti, Book 30

by Donna Leon | Read by David Colacci

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Once again, listeners join Commissario Guido Brunetti, this time as he tries to uncover what is behind the strange behavior of two young men after an apparent boat accident in Venice. Brunetti calls on his many years of experience to fit the puzzle pieces together. Narrator David Colacci creates a believable and likable character in Brunetti, emphasizing his joy in his family,... Read More

TRASH DAY TRAGEDY

TRASH DAY TRAGEDY Dog Days, Book 4

by Jamie Blair | Read by Johanna Parker

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Johanna Parker's voice contrasts with the gruesome image of a dog trotting around with human bones that raccoons pulled out of a trash can. When the bones are identified as belonging to a murder victim of 100 years ago, Cameron Cripps Hayman goes to work to solve the cold case. But when another murder takes place, Cameron finds herself in trouble. Happily, as her eclectic set... Read More

TRESPASSERS

TRESPASSERS

by Breena Bard | Read by Cassandra Morris, Dan Bittner, Matt Braver, Orlagh Cassidy, Cynthia Farrell, Maxwell Glick, Katie Koster, Tara Sands, Marc Thompson

Scholastic Audiobooks | Unabridged
Children

Sound effects and a full cast lift this graphic novel off the page to create an immersive audio experience. While vacationing at her family’s lake house, 13-year-old Gabby, a bookworm, decides to write a mystery story about the old, empty house nearby that is at the center of a celebrity disappearance. When her rebellious neighbor, Paige, pushes Gabby to trespass on the... Read More

TRUE COMPANIONS

TRUE COMPANIONS A Book for Everyone About the Relationships that See Us Through

by Kelly Flanagan | Read by Adam Verner

ChristianAudio | Unabridged
Philosophy & Religion

Narrator Adam Verner delivers the secrets of what it takes to be true companions to one another in this new audiobook. Designed for all people, not just married couples, this work explores the ins and outs of learning about oneself, embracing loneliness, and practicing being a better friend and partner. Verner's narration is both comforting and encouraging; he provides... Read More

THE TRUTH AND ADDY LOEST

THE TRUTH AND ADDY LOEST

by Kim Kelly | Read by Caroline Lee

Bolinda Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

Narrator Caroline Lee's attractive tangy voice, with its gentle Australian accent, draws listeners into Kim Kelly's newest novel as warmly as a welcoming host. The endearing and witty story focuses on Addy, a working-class student at the prestigious University of Sydney, who is the daughter of a taciturn German widower. It's 1985. Addy parties and studies hard, lives in an... Read More

TWICE SHY

TWICE SHY

by Sarah Hogle | Read by Dorothy Dillingham Blue

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

With a subtle twang, narrator Dorothy Dillingham Blue evokes the hills of Tennessee, where Maybell Parish has inherited her great-aunt's rundown mansion and its groundskeeper, Wesley Koehler. Blue's accent becomes more pronounced as she portrays secondary characters, such as an annoying former co-worker of Maybell's. Wesley is quite taciturn and speaks in clipped tones. Maybell... Read More

TWINS

TWINS

Earphones Award Winner

by Varian Johnson, Shannon Wright | Read by Ahnya O'Riordan, Grace Capeless, Mashari Bain, Malcolm Bowen, Antoinette Comer, André Blake, Armand Xavier Rufen-Blanchette

Scholastic Audiobooks | Unabridged
Children

A full cast brings this middle-grade graphic novel to life. Maureen and Francine are Black twin sisters who are forever being mistaken for each other. When they start middle school, outgoing Francine, voiced with confidence by Grace Capeless, decides to run for class president. The story is told from Maureen's point of view, and Ahnya O'Riordan's youthful voice captures her... Read More

TWO OLD MEN AND A BABY

TWO OLD MEN AND A BABY Or, How Hendrik and Evert Get Themselves into a Jam

Earphones Award Winner

by Hendrik Groen, Hester Velmans [Trans.] | Read by Nicholas Guy Smith

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

Nicholas Guy Smith narrates this oddball adventure of two Dutch septuagenarians who accidentally find themselves in possession of a baby girl. Hendrik and Evert are looking forward to an enjoyable evening of camaraderie and relaxation. On his way to Hendrik's apartment, Evert ducks into a school bathroom to relieve himself, but after a series of small and extremely funny... Read More

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