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UNBELIEVABLE

UNBELIEVABLE My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History

by Katy Tur | Read by Katy Tur

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Contemporary Culture

Reporter Katy Tur's increasing disbelief is crystal clear in her narration of her memoir about covering the Trump presidential campaign for NBC. Trump singles her out at campaign events, calling her a liar and "little Katy." Occasionally, she gets spat on, or she must be accompanied by security out of a rally. The job is a grind, too. She runs from plane to rally to hotel room... Read More

UNCOMMON PEOPLE

UNCOMMON PEOPLE The Rise and Fall of the Rock Stars

by David Hepworth | Read by Matthew Lloyd Davies

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Contemporary Culture

Everything about this project is ideal for audiobook fans. The format--40 chapters, each highlighting a day in rock history between 1955 and 1995--allows for episodic listening. Narrator Matthew Lloyd Davies's no-frills reading is the ideal counterbalance to the exuberance, recklessness, and tragedy portrayed in each story. And the content, written by rock journalist David... Read More

UNDER A POLE STAR

UNDER A POLE STAR

by Stef Penney | Read by Cathleen McCarron, Thomas Judd

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Fiction

Cathleen McCarron adopts a strong but understandable Scots accent as she narrates the adventures of Flora Mackie and her travels to the North Pole--from her first journey at age 12 to her last in old age. As an old woman, she meets Whitfield, a young newspaper reporter portrayed by Thomas Judd, who encourages Flora to tell the story of her explorations of the north and entices... Read More

UNEARTHED

UNEARTHED

by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner | Read by Alex McKenna, Steve West

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

"A scavenger and an archaeologist walk into an alien cave . . ." It may sound like the start of a joke, but for Amelia and Jules, it starts their quest to unlock the mystery of the Undying, an alien race who can provide knowledge and tools for humankind--if only these two teenagers can make it through the trap-laden temple. Alex McKenna and Steve West switch off as narrators as... Read More

UNFORGIVABLE LOVE

UNFORGIVABLE LOVE A Retelling of Dangerous Liaisons

by Sophfronia Scott | Read by Adenrele Ojo

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

This updated version of the classic DANGEROUS LIAISONS is set in post-WWII Harlem, where ex-lovers Mae Malveaux and Valiant Jackson play a dangerous battle of wills--with only one possible winner. Narrator Adenrele Ojo coaxes these two characters to life. Mae's sultry voice paints her narcissism with a beautiful exterior coat while her vicious inner thoughts expose her rotten... Read More

UNFU*K YOURSELF

UNFU*K YOURSELF

by Gary John Bishop | Read by Gary John Bishop

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

In a light Scottish accent, author and positive thinker Bishop narrates his guide to self-empowerment with enthusiasm. He persuades listeners to improve their self-talk, stop blaming others, and move past self-imposed limitations. His prose is well suited to the audio format, flowing in a way that draws listeners in. His advice and tools are presented in a convincing, concise... Read More

AN UNKINDNESS OF GHOSTS

AN UNKINDNESS OF GHOSTS

by Rivers Solomon | Read by Cherise Boothe

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Science Fiction

Narrator Cherise Boothe has her hands full with this story set aboard an interstellar ark for humanity. The HSS MATILDA has the class structure of the pre-Civil War South, with overseers on the upper decks and sharecroppers down below. With each section having its own patois and the rulers their own stiff language, Boothe must juggle a dozen different accents and dialects, and... Read More

AN UNKINDNESS OF MAGICIANS

AN UNKINDNESS OF MAGICIANS

by Kat Howard | Read by Madeleine Maby

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Fantasy

Sydney's arrival starts a chain of events that alters the course of the Unseen World, and Madeleine Maby narrates the vicious battle that ensues. While the power structure in the Unseen World closely mirrors our own (rich, white, male, moneyed), there are exceptions, and voicing those exceptions is where Maby shines. She deftly captures the rage that drives Sydney's actions,... Read More

UNSCREWED

UNSCREWED Women, Sex, Power, and How to Stop Letting the System Screw Us All

by Jaclyn Friedman | Read by Jaclyn Friedman

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Contemporary Culture

Narrating her own work, Jaclyn Friedman delivers an emotionally charged performance that explores contemporary sexual politics-- specifically how "fauxpowerment" undermines female sexual power and what can be done to combat its pervasiveness. The author reveals that sexual expression is complicated and often comes at a high cost for women and girls. Consider the common practice... Read More

THE USUAL SANTAS

THE USUAL SANTAS A Collection of Soho Crime Christmas Capers

by Helene Tursten, Mick Herron, Martin Limon, Timothy Hallinan, Ed Lin, Henry Chang, Agnete Friis, Cara Black, Stephanie Barron | Read by Jonathan Yen, John Keating, Barbara Caruso, Luis Moreno, Elizabeth Sastre, Carine Montbertrand, Ali Ahn, Brian Hutchison

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

This intriguing audio collection of holiday stories is divided into three sections: "Joy to the World" includes stories with acts of kindness, "Silent Night" contains dark holiday noir tales, and "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" features suspenseful Christmas mysteries. Regardless of what listeners might be craving, they're sure to find it in this festive anthology. Even the... Read More

UTOPIA FOR REALISTS

UTOPIA FOR REALISTS How We Can Build the Ideal World

by Rutger Bregman | Read by Peter Noble

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Business & Finance

Author Bregman presents a case for building a new utopia: a society with guaranteed universal basic income, an abbreviated workweek, and open borders to permit the free flow of people and reduce, if not eliminate, poverty. Narrator Peter Noble contributes an intelligent narration, notable for his British-accented voicing and thoughtful, deliberate pacing. He guides the listener... Read More

THE VANDERBEEKERS OF 141ST STREET

THE VANDERBEEKERS OF 141ST STREET

by Karina Yan Glaser | Read by Robin Miles

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Children

In this holiday tale, Robin Miles's vocalizations of the five Vanderbeeker children, their family, and their friends place the listener firmly in the family's old brownstone in their Harlem neighborhood. By using distinct voices for each of the characters, Miles displays the generational and ethnic diversity of the family and their community--from 4-year-old Laney to the... Read More

THE VANISHING SEASON

THE VANISHING SEASON

by Joanna Schaffhausen | Read by Lauren Fortgang

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Lauren Fortgang narrates this suspenseful debut thriller. Ellery Hathaway, a small-town cop in Woodbury, Massachusetts, has a big secret. Unbeknownst to her community but revealed to listeners early on, Ellery, formerly Abigail, was kidnapped 14 years earlier by an infamous serial killer. FBI Agent Reed Markham cracked the case, and Ellery survived to start a new life. But now... Read More

A VERY, VERY BAD THING

A VERY, VERY BAD THING

by Jeffery Self | Read by Jeffery Self

Scholastic Audiobooks | Unabridged
Young Adult

Author Jeffery Self narrates his own audiobook, which creates a morally complex teen drama that feels decidedly relevant in today's culture. Marley's life at his small-town high school seems uncomplicated until he falls for Christopher, a new student. Their romance blossoms for a few weeks until Christopher's ultra-religious parents send him to a "Pray Away the Gay" camp,... Read More

VERY, VERY, VERY DREADFUL

VERY, VERY, VERY DREADFUL The Influenza Pandemic of 1918

by Albert Marrin | Read by Jim Frangione

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Jim Frangione's emotional tone befits this nonfiction work about the influenza pandemic that raged from 1918-1920. Frangione re-creates dramatic pictures of a flu that began in the crowded camps of WWI, swept through the congested trenches, and spread across the world, claiming 50-100 million lives. In addition, Frangione delivers contextual material in an... Read More

VICTORIA

VICTORIA

by Catherine Reef | Read by Penelope Rawlins

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Young Adult

Catherine Reef's biography of Queen Victoria shows meticulous attention to detail with its many illustrations and excerpts from letters and diaries. Penelope Rawlins narrates with mixed success. Her British accent and delivery are appropriate. But the biography is aimed at young adults, and her voice lacks the energy it needs to keep young listeners engaged. While her delivery... Read More

VICTORIA & ALBERT

VICTORIA & ALBERT A Royal Love Affair

by Daisy Goodwin, Sara Sheridan | Read by Jessica Ball, Dugald Bruce Lockhart

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
History

With a lilt in her charming British accent, Jessica Ball introduces listeners to the companion audiobook to the PBS series VICTORIA. Narrating an audiobook filled with myriad facts about the royal couple, Ball fluidly describes their loving marriage and the trend-setting model of family life they came to represent. She gracefully transitions to commentaries from the production... Read More

THE VINEYARD

THE VINEYARD

by María Dueñas | Read by Malcolm Hillgartner

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

Mauro Larrea's bad luck finally turns when he wins property in Spain during a game of cards in Mexico. And so begins an international family epic that takes listeners from Mexico to Spain and on to Cuba. Narrator Malcolm Hillgartner's baritone fills the listener's ears with a vibrant narration style that brings to life the nineteenth-century Spanish-speaking world. His husky... Read More

VOICE LESSONS

VOICE LESSONS A Sisters Story

by Cara Mentzel | Read by Cara Mentzel, Idina Menzel [Foreword]

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Cara Mentzel's voice is crisp and clear as she narrates her own story of growing up as Broadway star Idina Menzel's little sister. The relationship between sisters is a complex one, and listeners will feel all the love and, at other times, all the pain in Cara's voice. The book is full of juxtaposed situations with mirrored emotions. Cara's life is centered on raising babies,... Read More

THE VOYAGE OUT

THE VOYAGE OUT

by Virginia Woolf | Read by Juliet Stevenson

Naxos AudioBooks | Unabridged
Classics

Juliet Stevenson's narration is both compelling and soothing as Virginia Woolf's first novel follows a small group of English men and women as they travel from London to the fictional island of Santa Marina in South America. The audiobook's introspective qualities and attention to the female identity create a fascinating picture of Edwardian society. There is a certain fluid... Read More

WALTER'S PURPLE HEART

WALTER'S PURPLE HEART

by Catherine Ryan-Hyde | Read by Kirby Heyborne

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Fiction

Kirby Heyborne's narration transforms the author's complicated novel into a fascinating story that defies easy characterization. The audiobook focuses on Walter, who died in battle during WWII and returns to life nearly 20 years later. He visits his friend Michael, who convinced him to enlist and is now a marijuana grower, and his own fiancée, Mary Ann. Hyde weaves these... Read More

THE WANTED

THE WANTED Elvis Cole/Joe Pike, Book 17

by Robert Crais | Read by Luke Daniels

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Luke Daniels returns to give voice to the "World's Greatest Detective," Elvis Cole, and his hard-nosed partner, Joe Pike. Cole is hired by a concerned mother to find out where her troubled teenage son is getting large sums of money. The mother's fears of a drug connection seem insignificant, however, when Cole discovers the truth. While Daniels downplays Crais' humor more than... Read More

WANTED, A GENTLEMAN

WANTED, A GENTLEMAN

by KJ Charles | Read by Greg Patmore

Riptide Publishing | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Theodore Swann, editor of London's MATRIMONIAL ADVISER, is hired by Mr. Martin St. Vincent to accompany him to Gretna Green in search of a runaway heiress. Narrator Greg Patmore skillfully evokes the theme that opposites attract with his voices for Theo and Martin. Theo's nasal voice conjures up a slightly built intellectual with a satirical outlook on life. Patmore makes Theo... Read More

WARLOCK HOLMES 2

WARLOCK HOLMES 2 The Hell-Hound of the Baskervilles

by G.S. Denning | Read by Scott McCormick and a Full Cast

GraphicAudio | Audio Program
Mystery & Suspense

A full GraphicAudio cast performs the intriguing investigations of Warlock Holmes, who is much less intelligent and astute than Sherlock and Dr. Watson. The tales, which all have a supernatural or magical spin, create a strange world. Watson, portrayed by Scott McCormick in a steady, deep voice, recounts these ingenious adventures based on Conan Doyle's magnum opus. Magical... Read More

THE WATER WILL COME

THE WATER WILL COME Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World

by Jeff Goodell | Read by Ian Ferguson

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Contemporary Culture

Goodell describes the effects of climate change in various parts of the world and explains how it will continue to disrupt modern life. With a deep voice that has a light rasp to it, narrator Ian Ferguson imbues the text with an emotional emphasis that resonates with Goodell's writing. Goodell witnesses a plethora of problems as he visits a dozen countries, and Ferguson... Read More

THE WAY IT WAS

THE WAY IT WAS My Life with Frank Sinatra

by Eliot Weisman, Jennifer Valoppi | Read by David Aston Reese

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Sadly, Eliot Weisman's volume joins the collection of other disappointing personalized reflections on the great Frank Sinatra. Weisman basks in the reflected glow of having managed the downward spiraling years of the singing icon. David Aston Reese's narration sounds very off-the-cuff and Everyman, in the sense that Sinatra was a unique representation of Everyman. The audiobook... Read More

WAY OF THE WARRIOR

WAY OF THE WARRIOR The Philosophy of Law Enforcement

by Bernard Schaffer | Read by James Patrick Cronin

Blunder Woman Productions | Unabridged
Contemporary Culture

Narrator James Patrick Cronin's clear and expressive baritone is a good match to Schaffer's no-nonsense discussion of how to be a great cop. The author is a police detective with many decades of experience who is very confident, almost cocky, in his abilities, insight, and wisdom. Schaffer does well in blending his own life's story with practical ways to conduct police work... Read More

WAYNE AND FORD

WAYNE AND FORD The Films, the Friendship, and the Forging of an American Hero

by Nancy Schoenberger | Read by Kimberly Farr

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Schoenberger mines the close yet turbulent friendship and creative relationship between actor John "Duke" Wayne and "man's man" film director John Ford. Narrator Kimberly Farr maintains a measured tone and pace in her thoughtful narration. The work includes heavy doses of theorizing on the creation and maintenance of American values through film. The heart of the volume... Read More

WE NEED TO TALK

WE NEED TO TALK How to Have Conversations That Matter

by Celeste Headlee | Read by Celeste Headlee

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

We live in an age in which we are becoming ever more polarized and fragmented as a society and as individuals. In response, radio host Celeste Headlee presents this timely audiobook on bridging the gaps that divide us by employing strategies to ensure better communication. It is evident in Headlee's narration that she is a professional accustomed to tailoring her diction to a... Read More

WE SHALL NOT ALL SLEEP

WE SHALL NOT ALL SLEEP

by Estep Nagy | Read by Hillary Huber

Audible, Inc. | Unabridged
Fiction

Hillary Huber's narration of this wide-ranging audiobook is rendered with her usual high quality--her voice is nimble and capable, with an appealing pace and a fine tone. That said, this family saga, while intriguing and creative in content, does not necessarily lend itself well to the audiobook format, regardless of the narrator's skill. The novel's transitions are abrupt, and... Read More

WE WERE STRANGERS ONCE

WE WERE STRANGERS ONCE

by Betsy Carter | Read by Suzanne Toren

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

Listeners are transported to 1930s New York City, where refugees fleeing a Nazi Germany on the eve of war are trying to forge new lives. Suzanne Toren rises to the challenge of narrating a novel with many different characters and accents. The stories weave together romance, tragedy, mystery, and sadness as the characters find themselves starting afresh in a completely different... Read More

WEAVE A CIRCLE ROUND

WEAVE A CIRCLE ROUND

by Kari Maaren | Read by Eileen Stevens

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Fourteen-year-old Freddy is trying not to be noticed by anyone at school. Narrator Eileen Stevens perfectly portrays a teen full of angst. When new neighbors Cuerva Lachance and Josiah move in next door to her family, strange occurrences begin to happen that make Freddy even more anxious. Soon she finds herself catapulted back in time with the new neighbors. Stevens creates... Read More

THE WEDDING DATE

THE WEDDING DATE

Earphones Award Winner

by Jasmine Guillory | Read by Janina Edwards

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Listeners will enjoy hearing this cute yet cheeky performance by Janina Edwards. Career-driven Alexa gets locked in an elevator with good-looking Dr. Drew when the power goes out. Immediately, they hit it off, and Alexa agrees to be Drew's last minute plus-one at a wedding. But what was a fake date could possibly turn into a real relationship. Edwards fully expresses all the... Read More

THE WEIGHT OF IT ALL

THE WEIGHT OF IT ALL

Earphones Award Winner

by N.R. Walker | Read by Joel Leslie

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

When Henry's boyfriend dumps him for being too fat, Henry joins a gym and meets personal trainer/Greek god Reed Henske. Narrator Joel Leslie pushes all the right buttons with this Australian import. His baseline voice for Henry is slightly panicked, and during Henry's gym sessions he delivers Henry's tortured quips with snort-out-loud humor. Leslie makes Henry seem both... Read More

WE'RE GOING TO NEED MORE WINE

WE'RE GOING TO NEED MORE WINE Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True

by Gabrielle Union | Read by Gabrielle Union

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Actor Gabrielle Union begins by saying that the stories listeners are about to hear have previously been shared only with close friends. As she treats listeners to her honest, soul-baring story, Union pauses during the tough moments and laughs out loud during the happy ones. She becomes giddy and talks fast when sharing a story about sneaking out as a teen. Her voice becomes... Read More

WHAT UNITES US

WHAT UNITES US Reflections on Patriotism

Earphones Award Winner

by Dan Rather, Elliot Kirschner | Read by Dan Rather

HighBridge Audio | Unabridged
Contemporary Culture

In this era of hyper-partisanship, it is helpful to review the values that unite us. Veteran newscaster Dan Rather does just that in this audiobook, exploring themes such as community, patriotism, and immigration. At the heart of it all is empathy, which Rather says is clearly lacking in many national leaders. Not surprisingly, given his TV background, Rather offers a smooth,... Read More

WHEN CALLS THE HEART

WHEN CALLS THE HEART Canadian West, Book 1

by Janette Oke | Read by Nancy Peterson

Two Words Publishing | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Elizabeth Thatcher never imagined that life could be so difficult on the Canadian frontier until she was there and found it a far cry from her East Coast roots. Narrator Nancy Peterson's skilled portrayal of the characters in Oke's historical romance creates the sense of listening to a play instead of a straightforward reading. Vocal differentiation is realistic and not... Read More

WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST

WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST A Black Lives Matter Memoir

by Patrisse Khan-Cullors, Asha Bandele | Read by Patrisse Khan-Cullors

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Narrating her own work, Patrisse Khan-Cullors shares the salient moments of her life that led her to become a founder of Black Lives Matter and explains why a movement born of equality and equity is so needed and so hated in today's world. She explores the helplessness she has felt in the face of her brother's mental health problems, the community and mentors that strengthen... Read More

WHEN: THE SCIENTIFIC SECRETS OF PERFECT TIMING

WHEN: THE SCIENTIFIC SECRETS OF PERFECT TIMING

by Daniel H. Pink | Read by Daniel H. Pink

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Contemporary Culture

Daniel Pink wants you to schedule your next parole hearing in the morning, embrace the afternoon nap, and cut your late-rising teenager some slack. Pink is as comfortable behind the mic as he is with his subject matter as he reveals that it really is all about timing. Combining rigorous research with anecdotes and humor, he examines why most of us are at our best early in the... Read More

WHICHWOOD

WHICHWOOD

Earphones Award Winner

by Tahereh Mafi | Read by Bronson Pinchot

Listening Library | Unabridged
Children

Employing a beautifully rhythmic tone and exquisite pacing, Bronson Pinchot reprises his role as narrator in Mafi's dark companion to FURTHERMORE. Pinchot charts the macabre tale of Laylee, a 13-year-old mordeshoor, the last of her kind, who washes and prepares the dead for their journey to the next realm. Worked to the point of collapse, suspicious Laylee spurns assistance... Read More

WHIPLASH

WHIPLASH How to Survive Our Faster Future

Earphones Award Winner

by Joi Ito, Jeff Howe | Read by James Anderson Foster

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Business & Finance

Two prodigious thinkers explain how the technology and communication revolutions have upended the way we seek progress in almost every area of life. Narrator James Foster’s enthusiasm and sensitivity to every nuance make this a compelling audio. With both steadiness and phrasing verve, he holds this book together, which is not easy when so much of the book’s ideological payload... Read More

THE WHISPERING ROOM

THE WHISPERING ROOM Jane Hawk, Book 2

by Dean Koontz | Read by Elisabeth Rodgers

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Elisabeth Rodgers returns to narrate the second book in Koontz's Jane Hawk series. Her tough, tense performance is essential to this audiobook's impact. Hawk is an FBI agent whose background gives her insight into the suicide of a teacher who died after committing mass murder. What seems like an inexplicable action is revealed to be a large-scale deployment of deadly... Read More

WHITE AMERICAN YOUTH

WHITE AMERICAN YOUTH My Descent Into America's Most Violent Hate Movement and How I Got Out

by Christian Picciolini | Read by Christian Picciolini, Joan Jett [Fore.]

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

From his introduction to a white supremacist group to his ascendance and eventual rejection, Picciolini explores how he and many other white youth unquestioningly drink the lies and misrepresentations of white supremacist ideology as a means of making sense of their own lives, building kinship, and finding charismatic father figures. Picciolini's narration proves steady and... Read More

WHITE BODIES

WHITE BODIES

by Jane Robins | Read by Camilla Arfwedson

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Callie is concerned that her twin sister, Tilda, may be in an abusive relationship, and she aims to get to the bottom of it. Camilla Arfwedson's narration of this mystery is cordial and smooth. She has a refreshing English accent, and her tone is delicate without lacking character emphasis. Callie and Tilda are differentiated in a way that sounds genuine for each sister. A... Read More

WHITE CHRYSANTHEMUM

WHITE CHRYSANTHEMUM

by Mary Lynn Bracht | Read by Greta Jung

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Historical Fiction

Narrator Greta Jung tells the heartbreaking story of two sisters who were parted by history and their intervening years of pain in Japanese-occupied Korea. Hana and Emi are fisherwomen, known as HAENYEO. As the two sisters are separated by conflict, oppression, and time, Jung's soft voice brings across the grief of irredeemable tragedy. Soldiers are an ever-present danger, and... Read More

WHITE WORKING CLASS

WHITE WORKING CLASS Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America

by Joan C. Williams | Read by Liisa Ivary

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Contemporary Culture

Liisa Ivary's performance is notable for the way she delivers a hard-hitting narration of this troubling social research while also conveying the author's altruism and equanimity. Never hectoring or preachy, her reading communicates the author's authoritative thinking while adding enough charm to help Williams's thoughtful book sound even more accessible. A legal scholar and... Read More

WHO CAN YOU TRUST?

WHO CAN YOU TRUST? How Technology Brought Us Together and Why It Could Drive Us Apart

by Rachel Botsman | Read by Caroline Baum

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Contemporary Culture

Botsman explores what trust means in our digital society and explains why we should rethink what it is and how we use it. Narrator Caroline Baum engages listeners with a lively voice and British accent, which capture Botsman's friendly prose and background. However, Baum's voice has some raspiness that makes her sound significantly older than Botsman, an incongruity that can be... Read More

WHY BOB DYLAN MATTERS

WHY BOB DYLAN MATTERS

by Richard F. Thomas | Read by Nick Landrum

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Contemporary Culture

Harvard professor Robert F. Thomas has written a lengthy academic treatise on Bob Dylan's songs, which Nick Landrum delivers. Thomas seems to love his own record collection, concert attendance, general observations, and opinions nearly as much as he does Dylan the recording artist, performer, and man. Landrum keeps the author's self-aggrandizement to a minimum by moderating his... Read More

WICKED KISS

WICKED KISS Realm Enforcers, Book 4

by Rebecca Zanetti | Read by Brock Thompson

Audible, Inc. | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Narrator Brock Thompson delivers an Irish brogue for immortal enforcer Adam Dunne, whose love interest is mortal Victoria Monzelle, an American musician.Thompson excels at Adam's persona, especially his lilting accent. He's equally talented at depicting Adam and Victoria's bedroom scenes. They seem fully connected in their few private moments. However, the thin, reedy voice... Read More

WILD HORSE COUNTRY

WILD HORSE COUNTRY The History, Myth, and Future of the Mustang, Americas Horse

by David Philipps | Read by David Colacci

HighBridge Audio | Unabridged
History

With his deep voice, capable of a rumble here and there, narrator David Colacci is well suited to this quintessential American story. Journalist David Philipps offers a look at our nation's wild horses and their future outlook. Their survival depends on the clarifying of myth and history and a clear-eyed examination of government policies. Though billed as a history of the... Read More

WILD TRAIL

WILD TRAIL Clean Slate Ranch

by A.M. Arthur | Read by Greg Boudreaux

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Greg Boudreaux narrates as Mack Garrett and Wes Bentley meet on Mack's dude ranch. Imagine scruffy, grumpy Mack as the guy in one of the old Marlboro cigarette ads. On the other hand, talented Wes, a dinner theater actor, could be the poster boy for the LGBT community. Boudreaux uses huskier tones for the bigger and rougher cowboy and gives Wes a lighter voice and wicked sense... Read More

THE WINE LOVER'S DAUGHTER

THE WINE LOVER'S DAUGHTER A Memoir

by Anne Fadiman | Read by Anne Fadiman

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Anne Fadiman narrates this audiobook with affection and purpose. Her memoir focuses on her relationship with her famous father, Clifton Fadiman, so the style of her reading blends history and memory. Anne reads crisply in a didactic tone that permits her to be both observer and subject. The emphasis rarely wanders from her author/editor/anthologist/wine-loving father. An... Read More

WINTER

WINTER Seasonal Quartet, Book 2

Earphones Award Winner

by Ali Smith | Read by Melody Grove

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Fiction

Like its predecessor, AUTUMN, WINTER focuses on connected characters in a post-Brexit world. It's almost Christmas, and Art Cleves has hired the enigmatic Lux to play his girlfriend on an overdue trip to see his mother, Sophia. When they arrive, Sophia's condition causes them to send for his mother's estranged sister, Iris. The foursome's interchanges and recollections are at... Read More

THE WISDOM OF FINANCE

THE WISDOM OF FINANCE Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return

by Mihir A. Desai | Read by Mihir A. Desai

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Business & Finance

Stephen R. Thorne captures the optimism in this invitation to make your organization a crucible for human growth instead of a place where learning is stifled and spirits are deadened. His phrasing and pacing have the energy to give hope to leaders who have become complacent or cynical about helping people grow. Using the examples of three companies, the authors explain how... Read More

THE WISDOM OF SUNDAYS

THE WISDOM OF SUNDAYS Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations

by Oprah Winfrey | Read by Oprah Winfrey et al.

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Oprah Winfrey's passionate delivery and the wisdom of her Super Soul Sunday television guests overflow with exuberance. Oprah has gathered the best advice from her award-winning inspirational series and produced it on audio. The work is divided into 10 chapters, each of which captures a pivotal moment in the shaping of Oprah's spiritual awareness by some of the most well-known... Read More

THE WOLF HOUR

THE WOLF HOUR

Earphones Award Winner

by Sara Lewis Holmes | Read by David de Vries, Thérèse Plummer

Scholastic Audiobooks | Unabridged
Children

The narration of this audiobook is spectacular. Thérèse Plummer brings power, venom, and precision, and David de Vries demonstrates equal power, along with warmth and humor. They transport listeners into the Polish Puszcza--a forest cold, dark, and full of magic. And wolves. And stories. Young Magia desperately wants to follow the footsteps of her woodcutter father into the... Read More

WOLF HUNGER

WOLF HUNGER SWAT, Book 7

by Paige Tyler | Read by Abby Craden

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Romantic Fiction

Wolf shape-shifter and SWAT member Max Lory meets his one and only, Lana Mason, who doesn't know she's a shape-shifter, too. Narrator Abby Craden gives Max a wonderfully deep growly voice that suggests his wolf origins. She gives Lana a lighter, rich voice that is charming and intelligent but that also reflects her bemusement at this handsome shape-shifter who is pursuing her.... Read More

THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW

THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW

Earphones Award Winner

by A.J. Finn | Read by Ann Marie Lee

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Anna Fox is 38 and lives alone in uptown Manhattan. An agoraphobic who never leaves the house, she resorts to binge-watching noir movie classics, spying on neighbors, and drinking a lot of wine. Narrator Ann Marie Lee delivers the tightly wound heroine with precision, increasing her pace and raising her pitch when Anna believes she sees an act of violence in a neighbor's house.... Read More

THE WOMAN WHO SMASHED CODES

THE WOMAN WHO SMASHED CODES A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine who Outwitted America's Enemies

by Jason Fagone | Read by Cassandra Campbell

Harper Audio | Unabridged
History

A young American Shakespeare scholar--and a woman at that--in 1916 was an unlikely candidate to eventually become the National Security Agency's premiere code breaker during the World Wars. Cassandra Campbell warmly narrates the astonishing story of Elizebeth Smith Friedman. With a crisp pace suitable for Friedman's intelligence and Quaker practicality, Campbell explains the... Read More

WONDER VALLEY

WONDER VALLEY

by Ivy Pochoda | Read by Will Damron

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Fiction

This audiobook starts out with a bang: Los Angeles's morning rush hour comes to a halt because a naked man is seen running along the 101 against traffic. From here, the story, which alternates between past and present, slowly reveals how the lives of a handful of people converged in a dusty desert town four years earlier and now come together again. Initially, narrator Will... Read More

THE WORLD OF LORE: MONSTROUS CREATURES

THE WORLD OF LORE: MONSTROUS CREATURES World of Lore, Book 1

by Aaron Mahnke | Read by Aaron Mahnke

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Contemporary Culture

With a delight in the macabre, author/narrator Aaron Mahnke reprises some of his favorite tales of vampires, lost ghosts, Jersey Devils, and wee people from his award-winning podcast, "Lore." His tone is nicely conversational throughout this eclectic and well-researched potpourri of folklore, grisly tall tales, and spine-tingling firsthand accounts of nineteenth-century séances... Read More

THE WRITTEN WORLD

THE WRITTEN WORLD How Literature Shaped Civilization

by Martin Puchner | Read by Arthur Morey

Random House Audio | Unabridged
History

The classic resonance of Arthur Morey's voice has made him a reliable narrator for a wide range of audiobook subjects, from the Federalist Papers to the training of a Navy Seal. His is a voice that defines rather than is defined by its subject, a quality that is especially valuable when the subject is as expansive as the history of world literature and its evolving... Read More

THE YEAR OF THE DOG

THE YEAR OF THE DOG

by Grace Lin | Read by Kim Mai Guest

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Children

Narrator Kim Mai Guest's tone and pitch in this autobiographical novel perfectly complement young Grace's account of an important year in her life. The story spans the Chinese Year of the Dog from family New Year celebration preparations through discovering friendship with another little girl who, with her own family, comes to celebrate the next New Year with Grace's. Listeners... Read More

ZERO SUM

ZERO SUM John Rain, Book 9

Earphones Award Winner

by Barry Eisler | Read by Barry Eisler

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Mystery & Suspense

Author Barry Eisler serves as his own narrator for his fascinating novel about a professional assassin who is called upon to stop another assassin from killing a friend. But the hero, John Rain, soon learns that his target, a Russian-Japanese psychopath named Victor, is the most evil and formidable opponent he has ever faced. Eisler performs the work perfectly, right down to... Read More

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