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  • DISPOSABLE CITY

    DISPOSABLE CITY Miami's Future on the Shores of Climate Catastrophe

    by Mario Alejandro Ariza | Read by Ron Butler

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    As Ron Butler narrates Mario Alejandro Ariza's kayak tour of Miami's waters with a friend, listeners will get a sense of the crisis facing the city yet be amused at the same time. Butler lets Ariza's affection for the city come through, even as the author's anger over climate gentrification emerges. Miami's geographic high ground has long been home to many people of color. Now... Read More

  • COME AGAIN

    COME AGAIN

    by Robert Webb | Read by Olivia Colman

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Narrator Olivia Colman lends her calm English voice to this compelling time-travel story about a heartbroken widow who wakes up as her 18-year-old self at college on the day she met her late husband. Colman unfolds Kate's sinuous story with understanding and grace, complementing and validating the emotions of the main character. Kate's grief, her attempt to save her husband,... Read More

  • THE LESS DEAD

    THE LESS DEAD

    by Denise Mina | Read by Katie Leung

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Katie Leung's Scottish burr adds atmosphere to this harrowing Tartan Noir. Driven by her pregnancy and the recent loss of her adoptive mother, Dr. Margo Dunlop searches for her birth mother. Instead she finds an aunt who drags her into the cold case of her mother's murder during a Glasgow crime wave. Leung's subdued delivery of the present-tense writing is mesmerizing.... Read More

  • WONDERLAND

    WONDERLAND

    by Zoje Stage | Read by Xe Sands

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Horror

    Narrator Xe Sands combines an easy-listening voice and a wide range of character differentiation in this suspenseful story. Orla and Snow Bennett and their two children are ready to escape their harried lives in the city. They go to the Adirondack Mountains, where they expect a peaceful existence, but things are not what they seem. The isolation proves frightening as something... Read More

  • CHAOS

    CHAOS

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Iris Johansen | Read by Elisabeth Rodgers

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Elisabeth Rodgers's faultless accents and inflections make each of the characters in this audiobook fully believable. Johansen's new mystery introduces CIA agent Alisa Flynn. The story starts when a school of teen girls in Africa is kidnapped by terrorists seeking ransoms. Flynn's ward, Sasha, is among them. Rodgers's voice fills with venom as she delivers the... Read More

  • SHIT, ACTUALLY

    SHIT, ACTUALLY The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Lindy West | Read by Lindy West

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    After defending THE FUGITIVE as the "only good movie," author/narrator/comic Lindy West deconstructs more than 20 fan-favorite films, rating them against Fugitive criteria. She lovingly eviscerates everyone's favorite rom-com, LOVE ACTUALLY, to hilarious effect. It's her friendly voice and her surprising comparisons that make for laugh-out-loud moments. She is scathingly... Read More

  • A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES

    A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES

    by Ian Rankin | Read by James Macpherson

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    When retired police inspector John Rebus gets a phone call from his daughter, Samantha, to say her husband is missing, he makes the journey to the North Scottish coast to support her. Things quickly get complicated when Samantha becomes a suspect in the disappearance and another murder enquiry is being investigated by his old team in Edinburgh. James Macpherson is the perfect... Read More

  • THE WORLD BENEATH THEIR FEET

    THE WORLD BENEATH THEIR FEET Mountaineering, Madness, and the Deadly Race to Summit the Himalayas

    by Scott Ellsworth | Read by Scott Ellsworth

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Scott Ellsworth describes the many expeditions climbing higher and higher in the Himalayas, including attempts on Everest, K2, and Nanga Parbat. Ellsworth's writing style is accessible and compelling, but his narration is, sadly, an uphill trudge. His timing is clunky and a step too slow, and his tone is overly dramatic. The race to the top of the world is bookended by the... Read More

  • KISS MY CUPCAKE

    KISS MY CUPCAKE

    by Helena Hunting | Read by Holly Warren, Teddy Hamilton

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Teddy Hamilton and Holly Warren team up to deliver this fun, banter-filled romance. Warren portrays Blaire, an entrepreneur from a wealthy family who is trying to make her own way with a cupcake and cocktails cafe. Hamilton portrays Ronan, the grandson of a neighboring bar owner who has taken on the task of reimagining the business. Warren gives Blaire's speech a haughty tone... Read More

  • THE ONCE AND FUTURE WITCHES

    THE ONCE AND FUTURE WITCHES

    by Alix E. Harrow | Read by Gabra Zackman

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Gabra Zackman enchants as the narrator of an intricately layered alternative history. In New Salem in 1893, a trio of sisters meet after many years apart on the same night that a fabled dark tower appears. Witchcraft has been all but extinguished from the world, but the sisters may hold the secret to its return. Zackman gives this lushly detailed story room to breathe as she... Read More

  • MAD AND BAD

    MAD AND BAD Real Heroines of the Regency

    by Bea Koch | Read by Rengin Altay

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    This audiobook is both a love letter to romance novels set in Regency England and a historical analysis of the women who lived during that time. Narrator Rengin Altay's amiable performance creates an approachable listen as she details women that most of history has forgotten. Many Regency romance novels feature white women with wealth, and several sections of this work discuss... Read More

  • THICK AS THIEVES

    THICK AS THIEVES

    by Sandra Brown | Read by Kyf Brewer

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Kyf Brewer meets the challenge of voicing a full cast of characters over two time periods. Twenty years ago, three individuals, who were being manipulated by a bully, committed a robbery. By the end of that night, one of the thieves was dead, one was in jail, and one disappeared with a half-million dollars and was accused of murder. Now the younger daughter of the... Read More

  • A LIFE ON OUR PLANET

    A LIFE ON OUR PLANET My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future

    Earphones Award Winner

    by David Attenborough, Jonnie Hughes | Read by David Attenborough

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    David Attenborough is best known for his BBC nature documentaries, with their stunning scenes of wild animals and their habitats around the globe. What this program shows, though, is that he is equally adept at painting vivid scenes with words, a skill that makes this work eminently suitable to audio. In addition, he serves as narrator, and his easy-on-the-ears,... Read More

  • A WITNESS TO MURDER

    A WITNESS TO MURDER Lady Eleanor Swift, Book 3

    by Verity Bright | Read by Karen Cass

    Hachette Audio UK | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    When the local member of Parliament dies under suspicious circumstances in this audiobook set in 1920, Lady Eleanor Swift finds herself with two significant projects. She investigates the possible murder on behalf of the accused cook while, at the same time, running to replace the dead man in Parliament. As Karen Cass performs the audiobook, listeners connect strongly to the... Read More

  • THE INDOMITABLE FLORENCE FINCH

    THE INDOMITABLE FLORENCE FINCH The Untold Story of a War Widow Turned Resistance Fighter and Savior of American POWs

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Robert J. Mrazek | Read by Dan Woren

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Adopting a no-nonsense tone, Dan Woren narrates this fascinating biography of Filipina Florence Finch (aka Loring May Ebersole, 1915-2016), the Mestiza daughter of an American soldier of the Spanish-American War. The work focuses on her resistance work under the Japanese occupation of Manila during WWII, for which she was awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom. Woren... Read More

  • THE LAW OF INNOCENCE

    THE LAW OF INNOCENCE Lincoln Lawyer, Book 6

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Michael Connelly | Read by Peter Giles

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Peter Giles, who has become the voice of Mickey Haller in Connelly's popular Lincoln Lawyer series, returns to take listeners on a legal roller-coaster ride. What could be more dramatic than Haller having to defend himself against a murder charge and prepare for his trial in prison? Giles masterfully conveys the fear and frustration that Haller experiences facing the prospect... Read More

  • VANGUARD

    VANGUARD How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All

    by Martha S. Jones | Read by Mela Lee

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Mela Lee's steadily flowing narration includes the expected variations in pitch, tone, and pace for quotations and documentation throughout this long sweep of history on Black rights from the mid-1700s through the present. Topics range from Voting Rights Amendments 15 and 19 to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and on to current events. Lee adopts a slow, stately pace that... Read More

  • THE MINISTRY FOR THE FUTURE

    THE MINISTRY FOR THE FUTURE

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Kim Stanley Robinson | Read by Jennifer Fitzgerald, Fajer Al-Kaisi, Ramon de Ocampo, Gary Bennett, Raphael Corkhill, Barrie Kreinik, Natasha Soudek, Nikki Massoud, Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Ines del Castillo, Vikas Adam

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Jennifer Fitzgerald leads a full cast in this compelling work of speculative fiction about solving the climate crisis around the world. Fitzgerald does the heavy lifting as Mary Murphy, the woman put in charge of solving the global crisis. Because the cast of characters come from every continent, Fitzgerald must move from her native Irish lilt into a variety of accents and back... Read More

  • THE TRUTH ACCORDING TO BLUE

    THE TRUTH ACCORDING TO BLUE

    by Eve Yohalem | Read by Ariana Cordero

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Ariana Cordero introduces Sag Harbor, New York, and the Broens, whose family has lived in the same house for 350 years. Thirteen-year-old Blue and her dog, Otis, both of whom are diabetic, are the stars of a fundraiser hosted by Hollywood legend Edward Buttersby. Listeners will be sympathetic towards Blue, who copes with her condition and works to befriend Jules,... Read More

  • AGNES AT THE END OF THE WORLD

    AGNES AT THE END OF THE WORLD

    by Kelly McWilliams | Read by Brittany Pressley

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Brittany Pressley holds listeners' attention as she narrates the spiritual, apocalyptic, and strangely pertinent story of Agnes, who breaks free of the oppressive cult she grew up in only to find a world in crisis over a pandemic. Viewpoints alternate between Agnes and her younger sister, Beth. Pressley does an excellent job balancing Agnes's humble and curious yet passionate... Read More

  • MORE BETTER DEALS

    MORE BETTER DEALS

    by Joe R. Lansdale | Read by Brad Sanders

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Brad Sanders's bass pitch and intimate storytelling skills make him an excellent choice to read this noirish story of crime and punishment. Narrating in the first person, Sanders portrays Ed Edwards, an African-American used-car salesman who passes for white. Edwards, seduced by a femme fatale, plans a get-rich-quick scheme for acquiring a drive-in movie theater and a pet... Read More

  • YOU LOOK SO MUCH BETTER IN PERSON

    YOU LOOK SO MUCH BETTER IN PERSON True Stories of Absurdity and Success

    by Al Roker | Read by Al Roker

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    Al Roker, the well-known "Today Show" cohost and weatherman, offers a career-centered memoir that also includes several humorous stories supporting his "Al-truisms"--suggested techniques for success. Despite decades of media experience, the narration is noticeably uneven. Principally, bleeping tones, familiar to listeners from television, are plentiful even within the same... Read More

  • YOUTH TO POWER

    YOUTH TO POWER Your Voice and How to Use It

    by Jamie Margolin, Greta Thunberg [Fore.] | Read by Jamie Margolin

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Climate justice organizer Jamie Margolin passionately narrates her audiobook, which offers practical advice for young people who want to become activists but don't know where to start. Margolin's tone is friendly and authoritative as she breaks down the steps to write an op-ed, organize a change-making event, and use social media to spread a message while prioritizing mental... Read More

  • THE CANYON'S EDGE

    THE CANYON'S EDGE

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Dusti Bowling | Read by Casey Holloway

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Casey Holloway displays a full range of emotions in this gripping novel in verse. Eleanor is a survivor of a senseless shooting that killed her mother. She and her father struggle with loss and PTSD. They embark on a desert rock-climbing trip that goes terribly wrong, leaving Eleanor to survive alone without resources. Holloway is superb at capturing Eleanor's emotions... Read More

  • THE BONE SHARD DAUGHTER

    THE BONE SHARD DAUGHTER

    by Andrea Stewart | Read by Natalie Naudus, Feodor Chin, Emily Woo Zeller

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    A trio of narrators brings this intricate fantasy world to life. In an island empire controlled by magic, children are required to give a bone shard to the emperor, who uses them to power magical constructs. But when a shard is used, it cuts that person's life short--or kills them. As the empire careens toward revolution, five characters are caught up in the fray. Feodor Chin's... Read More

  • THE AGE OF WITCHES

    THE AGE OF WITCHES

    by Louisa Morgan | Read by Polly Lee

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Navigating a tangled web of social mores, magical matchmaking, and family intrigue in the early 1800s, narrator Polly Lee brings her own brand of magic to a story of witches at a time when women were not allowed to be agents of their own destiny. Her vocal choices craft exceptionally bright and well-defined characters of different classes who embody distinct styles, and... Read More

  • WEIRD

    WEIRD The Power of Being an Outsider in an Insider World

    by Olga Khazan | Read by Renata Friedman

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    Could being different from everyone else in a community make one's life more fulfilling? Renata Friedman brings a bright, steady voice to her narration of a new audiobook on weirdness, the effects of social rejection, the importance of differences, and advice on how to thrive when one is blessed with being weird. Friedman delivers the author's tongue-in-cheek descriptions of... Read More

  • BARNSTORMING OHIO

    BARNSTORMING OHIO To Understand America

    Earphones Award Winner

    by David Giffels | Read by David Giffels

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Journalist David Giffels's terrific new book is a thought-provoking and poignant examination of the election bellwether state of Ohio. The Akron native and bestselling author is an adept narrator of his own work, with a friendly, everyday-Joe sort of voice and a professional's understanding of pace and tone. Seeking to understand his Rust Belt state, which swung to Trump in... Read More

  • BECOMING MUHAMMAD ALI

    BECOMING MUHAMMAD ALI

    by James Patterson, Kwame Alexander | Read by Kwame Alexander

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Young listeners who are curious about how Muhammad Ali developed his boxing prowess, strong principles, and distinctive verbosity won't want to miss this biographical audiobook from two literary heavyweights. The story follows Ali--then called Cassius Clay--from his early teen years in Louisville to his first national Golden Gloves title. While prose chapters--told from the... Read More

  • THE BEST OF ME

    THE BEST OF ME

    by David Sedaris | Read by David Sedaris

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Master humorist David Sedaris selected many of his (and our) favorite essays to narrate for this wonderful collection of his work. From "Glen's Homophobia Newsletter Vol. 3, No. 2" to a never before published essay, "Unbuttoned," Sedaris is at his best both as author and narrator. With his keen eye for detail and his scalpel wit, Sedaris delivers glimpses of his wonderfully... Read More

  • BEAR CAME ALONG

    BEAR CAME ALONG

    by Richard T. Morris | Read by Joshua Manning

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Joshua Manning squeezes a lot of fun into this enjoyable little audiobook about a bear and the new friends he makes on an unexpected river adventure. Beginning with a wonderful lumbering bear-like melody, the musical score and delightful sound effects carry the story along as Manning creates uniquely humorous voices for all of the woodland animals. He deftly keeps... Read More

  • THE COLD VANISH

    THE COLD VANISH Seeking the Missing in North America's Wildlands

    by Jon Billman | Read by Stephen Graybill

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Jacob Gray's bicycle is found in Olympic National Park in April 2018, but there is no sign of Jacob. His father, Randy, abandons his life to search for him even as the odds of finding him alive diminish. Narrator Stephen Graybill is steady and compelling as he guides the listener through the art and science of looking for missing persons, including Jacob, on America's public... Read More

  • X + Y

    X + Y A Mathematician's Manifesto for Rethinking Gender

    by Eugenia Cheng | Read by Moira Quirk

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Moira Quirk narrates this fascinating examination of society, gender, and mathematics. That may initially seem like an odd trio, but listeners quickly discover how author Eugenia Cheng's mathematical specialty, called category theory, could break down barriers imposed by gender. Quirk immediately draws in listeners with an energetic and magnetic voice that makes what could be... Read More

  • MIDNIGHT SUN

    MIDNIGHT SUN The Twilight Saga

    by Stephenie Meyer | Read by Jake Abel

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Jake Abel gives a skilled performance of this story, first told in TWILIGHT, now told anew from the vampire Edward's perspective. The novel offers sophisticated language, which longtime (and now grown) fans will appreciate. Edward's frustration over the monotony of vampire life changes to vitriol when he meets the tantalizing and challenging human high schooler Bella, whom Abel... Read More

  • HUMANKIND

    HUMANKIND A Hopeful History

    by Rutger Bregman, Elizabeth Manton [Trans.], Erica Moore [Trans.] | Read by Thomas Judd, Rutger Bregman [Prologue]

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Thomas Judd's performance complements the theme of positivity throughout Bregman's look at humankind. This audiobook takes a critical view of the conventional wisdom that humans are selfish and prone to conflict to protect their interests. Instead of "veneer theory," which posits that people engage in shallow niceties only to maintain cultural order, Bregman provides evidence... Read More

  • THE END OF WHITE POLITICS

    THE END OF WHITE POLITICS How to Heal Our Liberal Divide

    by Zerlina Maxwell | Read by Kylah Frye

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    As the title suggests, this is an audiobook for those on the left side of the political spectrum--although anyone interested in American politics will gain from listening to it. Narrator Kylah Frye does an excellent job capturing the frustration, hope, anger, and intensity that characterize Maxwell's progressive politics, especially her hope for the path of the Democratic... Read More

  • 28 SUMMERS

    28 SUMMERS

    by Elin Hilderbrand | Read by Erin Bennett

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Sometimes a book pulls you in and holds on tight--this is definitely one of those. Narrator Erin Bennett is warm, engaging, and enthusiastic as Mallory Blessing and a host of wide-ranging, multidimensional characters. As the story begins, Mallory is dying and her son, Link, is given instructions to call a strange number belonging to Jake McCloud. Listeners are soon taken on a... Read More

  • THE KING OF CONFIDENCE

    THE KING OF CONFIDENCE A Tale of Utopian Dreamers, Frontier Schemers, True Believers, False Prophets, and the Murder of an American Monarch

    by Harvey Miles | Read by Rengin Altay

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    This audiobook is ostensibly a biography of James J. Stang, a confidence man who crowned himself "king" of his Mormon sect on Lake Michigan before being assassinated by disaffected acolytes. But it's also a revelatory social history of mid-nineteenth-century America. Actress Rengin Altay brings energy and a touch of incredulity to her narration as the author shows with many an... Read More

  • THE SILVER ARROW

    THE SILVER ARROW

    by Lev Grossman | Read by Simon Vance

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Acclaimed narrator Simon Vance brings his special blend of magic and cheek to Lev Grossman's middle-grade debut. In a moment of ennui, Kate requests an 11th birthday present from her estranged uncle and, surprisingly, is given a fully functioning life-size steam train. Her younger brother, Thomas, joins her on a fantastic adventure in which they pick up all manner of chatty... Read More

  • BROTHER ROBERT

    BROTHER ROBERT Growing Up with Robert Johnson

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Annye C. Anderson, Preston Lauterbach, Elijah Wald | Read by Janina Edwards

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Narrator Janina Edwards perfectly captures the graceful cadence and dignity of a woman in her 90s as she reminisces about her childhood in Depression-era Memphis. She pays tribute to her stepbrother, Robert Johnson, who took her to county fairs and entertained children by singing nursery rhymes and playing guitar. Author Annye Anderson fills in the gaps between Brother Robert,... Read More

  • NEVER ASK ME

    NEVER ASK ME

    by Jeff Abbott | Read by Peter Giles, Will Collyer, Tracey Leigh, Erin Bennett, Christine Lakin, Tessa Netting, Rena-Marie Villano

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Beginning with the discovery of a neighbor's body on a park bench in the Austin suburb of Lakehaven, this audiobook devolves into a labyrinth of suspects, plots, and motives that become more outlandish with every new twist. And, as each chapter is told by a different character who is portrayed by a different narrator, there's a lot to juggle. So young Julia narrates her... Read More

  • SHUTTLE, HOUSTON

    SHUTTLE, HOUSTON My Life in the Center Seat of Mission Control

    by Paul Dye | Read by John Pruden

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Space history enthusiasts will relish this audio production of retired NASA flight director Paul Dye's memoir. Narrator John Pruden shares the author's awe and reverence for the agency's history, as well as the cultural and technological impacts of the shuttle program on everyday life. His grounded tone befits a man looking back on a forty-year career. Accessible writing... Read More

  • CAMP

    CAMP

    by L.C. Rosen | Read by Drew Caiden

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    In this LGBTQA+ teen romance, narrated by Drew Caiden, teen Randy Kapplehoff returns for another summer at Camp Outland, a haven for queer teens. This summer the 16-year-old is no longer the theater-, nail polish-, and makeup-loving Randy. Instead, in hopes of catching the eye of his longtime crush, he's become the masculine, sporty Del. Caiden gives the teenaged campers and... Read More

  • ISLAND STORIES

    ISLAND STORIES An Unconventional History of Britain

    by David Reynolds | Read by Philip Stevens

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Philip Stevens admirably narrates this often acerbic, quite witty, and always trenchant audiobook. His smooth style amplifies the accomplishment of Reynolds's revisionist text, which argues that no matter what timeframe one examines--the past, present, or future--Brexit has put the archipelago of islands that is the UK in a muddle. He almost gleefully handles the ironic tone... Read More

  • THE HABSBURGS

    THE HABSBURGS To Rule the World

    by Martyn Rady | Read by Simon Bowie

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    The centuries fly by in this fine audiobook history of the Habsburg family. Rady's evenhanded story is enhanced by narrator Simon Bowie's steady, well-paced delivery. Bowie is a new voice to audiobook listeners, an ideal voice for comprehensive histories like this one, which is elegant but unaffected, mellow but brisk. The story is Europe's own, one of war, revolution, and... Read More

  • WHY BE HAPPY?

    WHY BE HAPPY? The Japanese Way of Acceptance

    by Scott Haas | Read by Gary Furlong

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    Narrator Gary Furlong enthusiastically delivers this advice on how we can reduce our stress and overreactivity and be happy by adopting aspects of the Japanese way of life. Furlong's authentic pronunciation of Japanese words brings persuasiveness to his discussion of how Japan's attitudes about the relationship between self and the community, along with social rules and... Read More

  • THE TROUBLE WITH HATING YOU

    THE TROUBLE WITH HATING YOU

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Sajni Patel | Read by Soneela Nankani

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Narrator Soneela Nankani provides a decadent listening experience as she captures a community with a vibrant culture and brings it to life with her richness of tone. After Liya Thakkar receives a hard-won promotion, she discovers that the company she works for is on the brink of bankruptcy. At the same time, her parents are eager to secure an arranged marriage, but she roundly... Read More

  • THE INVENTION OF YESTERDAY

    THE INVENTION OF YESTERDAY A 50,000-Year History of Human Culture, Conflict, and Connection

    by Tamim Ansary | Read by Tamim Ansary

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Ansary's world history is oddly personal, not merely information and explanation, but also persuasion and argument, woven with his theories and interpretations. The writing is marked by an informal, even jocular, tone, which is carried through in his performance. His narration is not slickly professional; his voice is slightly hoarse and nasal, and his phrasing sometimes... Read More

  • THE GROOM WILL KEEP HIS NAME

    THE GROOM WILL KEEP HIS NAME And Other Vows I've Made About Race, Resistance, and Romance

    by Matt Ortile | Read by Matt Ortile

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Author Matt Ortile narrates his lively, introspective memoir about his experiences in a new culture. After immigrating to the U.S. from the Philippines, he navigates both acceptance and rejection in his various professional and social circles. He delivers his work with vibrant energy. The listener can feel who he is when he speaks of his family, sexual interactions, tight-knit... Read More

  • A MORE PERFECT REUNION

    A MORE PERFECT REUNION Race, Integration, and the Future of America

    by Calvin Baker | Read by Landon Woodson

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Landon Woodson's quiet confidence is a great vehicle for expressing the perspective that permeates this important audiobook about racism. The young actor connects in a balanced way with the author's mission to call out the realities of slavery and the rationales, denials, and hypocracy associated with its continuing effects on African-Americans. Woodson's matter-of-fact tone... Read More

  • DREAM MAKER

    DREAM MAKER Dream Series, Book 1

    by Kristen Ashley | Read by Susannah Jones

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Narrator Susannah Jones brings joyful wonder to Evie, who sees her dysfunctional family through rose-colored glasses. Evie's first date with Danny Magnusson is interrupted when her imprisoned brother asks a favor that involves Denver's criminal underworld. There's trouble on the horizon, but Danny, a former commando who falls for Evie's sweetness and loyalty, can help. Jones... Read More

  • A WOMAN ALONE

    A WOMAN ALONE

    by Nina Laurin | Read by Chloe Cannon

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Chloe Cannon narrates this domestic thriller with impeccable pacing and a perfect mix of disbelief, fear, and desperation. After a violent encounter, Cecelia and Scott Holmes move into a Smart Tech home. The house keeps them safe in all manner of ways--from providing high-tech security to selecting educational programs for their 3-year-old daughter's tablet. Everything should... Read More

  • THE RULES OF CONTAGION

    THE RULES OF CONTAGION Why Things Spread--And Why They Stop

    by Adam Kucharski | Read by Joe Jameson

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Business & Finance

    This popular science audiobook is mostly about infectious diseases like COVID-19 but also covers phenomena like destructive social media content, financial bubbles, and gun violence. Citing the fascinating histories of communicable diseases we've faced in the past few centuries, the author, a London medical school professor, explains the many variables that can interact to... Read More

  • THE PULL OF THE STARS

    THE PULL OF THE STARS

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Emma Donoghue | Read by Emma Lowe

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    In Dublin, maternity nurse Julia Power grapples with a web of concurrent social issues as she cares for patients during the flu pandemic of 1918 near the close of WWI. A fateful few days unites Julia with two other seemingly dissimilar women: Kathleen Lynn, a compassionate physician with ties to the contentious Irish independence movement, and Bridie Sweeney, a vibrant young... Read More

  • SISTERS IN HATE

    SISTERS IN HATE American Women on the Front Lines of White Nationalism

    by Seyward Darby | Read by Susan Bennett

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    What draws a seemingly decent white woman into the horrifying world of white supremacist hate groups? Susan Bennett takes on the narration of this highly researched exposé on white women and hate groups in the United States. The audiobook explores what leads seemingly well-adjusted women to become involved in the world of hate speech, neo-Nazism, and the expansion of the causes... Read More

  • NOTES ON A SILENCING

    NOTES ON A SILENCING A Memoir

    by Lacy Crawford | Read by Lacy Crawford

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Lacy Crawford is riveting as she narrates her stunning memoir of sexual assault--you can't rip your ears away. Her voice is lovely, with wry undertones, and she has a keen sense of emotional intelligence. Crawford's story is not unique, but that is precisely what makes it so infuriating. When she was a student at St. Paul's School, in New Hampshire, those in charge chose to... Read More

  • ASHES OF THE SUN

    ASHES OF THE SUN

    by Django Wexler | Read by Imogen Church

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    First in a new series, this audiobook takes listeners to the depths of an empire still divided by a magical war that tore it apart years ago. Separated in childhood, siblings Gyre and Maya unknowingly find themselves on different sides of an underground war for power. Narrator Imogen Church's performance is high energy and effervescent. She does an excellent job individualizing... Read More

  • AFTERLAND

    AFTERLAND

    by Lauren Beukes | Read by Bianca Amato

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Bianca Amato's performance captures the tension that permeates this near-future story of plague and pursuit. Cole and her 12-year-old son, Miles, are on the run, trying to get from the U.S. to South Africa, their home. Miles is disguised as a girl. He survived a male-killing plague that struck the world a few years earlier and is now quite a valuable commodity. Cole's... Read More

  • THE ROSEWATER REDEMPTION

    THE ROSEWATER REDEMPTION The Wormwood Trilogy, Book 3

    by Tade Thompson | Read by Bayo Gbadamosi

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Narrator Bayo Gbadamosi returns to perform the thrilling finale of the Wormwood Trilogy, which revolves around the alien-infested city of Rosewater in Nigeria. The audiobook picks up where THE ROSEWATER INSURRECTION left off. Homians, the aliens occupying corpses using an advanced psychic technology called xenosphere, prepare for the annihilation of humans. Beloved characters... Read More

  • ENTER THE AARDVARK

    ENTER THE AARDVARK

    by Jessica Anthony | Read by Matt Amendt

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    This offbeat audiobook, narrated in a purposely smug, preppy tone by actor Matt Amendt, tells the story of an aardvark from its capture in Africa by naturalist Sir Richard Ostlet to its fateful arrival at the Washington, DC, home of Republican Congressman Alex Wilson. The action alternates between the present and the Victorian era. Amendt approximates the English accents of Sir... Read More

  • HOW TO PRONOUNCE KNIFE

    HOW TO PRONOUNCE KNIFE Stories

    by Souvankham Thammavongsa | Read by James Tang, Kulap Vilaysack

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrators James Tang and Kulap Vilaysack capture diverse emotions in this moving collection of stories about the lives of new immigrants. In the title story, Tang brings out a Laotian girl's complex emotions after her father wrongly instructs her on how to pronounce the word "knife." Tang's spot-on syntax and versatile range of voices are also highlighted in "Chik-A-Chee" and... Read More

  • THE BOOK OF SECOND CHANCES

    THE BOOK OF SECOND CHANCES

    by Katherine Slee | Read by Imogen Church

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Imogen Church delivers a magical performance in this story of self-discovery. In her childhood years, Emily was the inspiration for a series of popular children's novels written by her late grandmother. Now an adult, Emily grieves the loss of her grandmother until she receives a letter suggesting the existence of a final manuscript. During the hunt for this last book,... Read More

  • INTANGIBLES

    INTANGIBLES Unlocking the Science and Soul of Team Chemistry

    by Joan Ryan | Read by Joan Ryan

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Sportswriter Joan Ryan is a first-time narrator, and she makes a fine debut in this thoughtful look at whether team chemistry is a real phenomenon or simply a myth. Can a bond between players really turn a merely good team into a champion? Ryan explores this idea with a healthy mix of scientific rigor and entertaining anecdotes, consulting both scientists and athletes. Her... Read More

  • THEY WENT LEFT

    THEY WENT LEFT

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Monica Hesse | Read by Caitlin Davies

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Caitlin Davies reflects the terrible confusion of 18-year-old Zofia, who has recently been liberated from Gross-Rosen concentration camp in Germany. She is haunted by memories of her younger brother, Abek, who may be her only family member still alive. Davies's narration doesn't hold back on emotions as the story reveals Zofia's past hell, broken present, and future... Read More

  • HEROES

    HEROES The Greek Myths Reimagined

    by Stephen Fry | Read by Stephen Fry

    Chronicle/ Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Stephen Fry's clever, plummily presented reimaginings of the ancient tales about Greek heroes is perfect for anyone who has noticed that the original stories read like soap operas on a godly scale. They specialize in eye-rolling plots full of conniving, illegitimacy, affairs, jealousy, feuds, and mistaken identities. Plus, some innocent folks whose goodness must be... Read More

  • STEALING HOME

    STEALING HOME Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and the Lives Caught in Between

    by Eric Nusbaum | Read by David Owen Nelson

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    This audiobook takes a sociological look at Southern California in the time leading up to the building and opening of Dodger Stadium in 1962. It's a story about immigration, subsidized housing, and other topics, and narrator David Owen Nelson brings an appropriate tone to the work. His beautiful Spanish accent, used for Spanish words and names, is a delight to hear, and the... Read More

  • AREN'T YOU FORGETTING SOMEONE?

    AREN'T YOU FORGETTING SOMEONE? Essays from My Mid-Life Revenge

    by Kari Lizer | Read by Kari Lizer, Clark Gregg, Helen Slater, Cameron Bowen

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    With wry humor and a good dose of self-deprecation, TV writer Kari Lizer reflects on being an empty nester when her children go off to college, leaving her alone with several dogs and chickens. Lizer's voice enhances the essays with her animation, warmth, and a healthy dose of prickle. She spies on her son's texts, tries to resist the impulse to read about Kate Middleton's... Read More

  • THE BOOK OF KOLI

    THE BOOK OF KOLI Rampart Trilogy, Book 1

    Earphones Award Winner

    by M.R. Carey | Read by Theo Solomon

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Theo Solomon's narration is astounding in this story of a ruined future in which humanity is slowly dying and technology is viewed as magic from the past. While the audiobook is outstanding in its examination of humanity's struggle in an evolving world, it's the authenticity of Solomon's voice that makes it so emotionally compelling and deeply personal. He crafts every word... Read More

  • THE EAGLE HUNTRESS

    THE EAGLE HUNTRESS The True Story of the Girl Who Soared Beyond Expectations

    by Aishoplan Nurgaiv, Liz Welch | Read by Alexa Khan

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Aisholpan Nurgaiv is a real-life Kazakh girl who became the first female entrant and winner in Mongolia's prestigious Golden Eagle Festival. Hunting with eagles is an ancient skill traditionally limited to males. Narrator Alexa Khan uses her youthful voice to re-create Nurgaiv's accented English. This gives the first-person story a feeling of authenticity, as Nurgaiv frequently... Read More

  • ENDING PARKINSON'S DISEASE

    ENDING PARKINSON'S DISEASE A Prescription for Action

    by Ray Dorsey Todd Sherer, Michael S. Okun, Bastiaan R. Bloem | Read by Alex Hyde-White

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    In a matter-of-fact newscaster-style delivery, narrator Alex Hyde-White begins this audiobook with some startling statistics: From 1990 to 2015, the number of those with Parkinson's disease doubled to 6.3 million, and by 2040, it's expected to double again, making Parkinson's the world's fastest-growing neurological disorder. Considering that the disease was virtually unknown... Read More

  • A REGISTRY OF MY PASSAGE UPON THE EARTH

    A REGISTRY OF MY PASSAGE UPON THE EARTH Stories

    by Daniel Mason | Read by Michael Crouch, Susannah Jones, Jay Ben Markson, Lucy Rayner, Joel Richards, Gary Tiedemann

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    With a rich literary tone and an encyclopedic feel for detail, Daniel Mason offers a kaleidoscope of ideas, voices, and images in this career-spanning collection of nine short stories read by six narrators. The author's fascination with themes and styles of the nineteenth century figures prominently in stories such as the examination of bare-knuckle fighting in "Death of the... Read More

  • THE HOLLOW ONES

    THE HOLLOW ONES

    by Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan | Read by Brittany Pressley

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    A skillfully guided otherworldly audio excursion is presented by narrator Brittany Pressley, whose character portrayals lend realism to the storytelling. Odessa is an FBI agent who is thrust into an alternate reality she has never even considered possible when she is partnered with the mysterious Blackwood. He, on the other hand, is all too familiar with the activities of the... Read More

  • THE SHADOW SYSTEM

    THE SHADOW SYSTEM Mass Incarceration and the American Family

    by Sylvia A. Harvey | Read by Janina Edwards

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Narrator Janina Edwards delivers an impassioned performance as she describes the lives of multiple families dealing with the complicated racism and general destructive nature of our nation's mass incarceration system and the school-to-prison pipeline. Each story is made more personal as Edwards tells the heartrending stories of children raised without fathers and mothers,... Read More

  • THE HAPPY EVER AFTER PLAYLIST

    THE HAPPY EVER AFTER PLAYLIST

    by Abby Jiminez | Read by Zachary Webber, Erin Mallon

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    In this heartwarming, funny listen, narrators Zachary Webber and Erin Mallon shine as Jason and Sloan. The chemistry and timing between them is a gift to this poignant story. Two years ago, Sloane's fiancé died in a motorcycle accident. As she moves through her grief to get her life back on track, Tucker, a lovable trouble-making dog, literally jumps into her car and changes... Read More

  • NOT A GENTLEMAN'S WORK

    NOT A GENTLEMAN'S WORK The Untold Story of a Gruesome Murder at Sea and the Long Road to Truth

    by Gerard Koeppel | Read by Daniel Thomas May

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Aboard the American sailing ship HERBERT FULLER in 1896, the captain, his wife, and the second mate were murdered with an ax for no discernible reason, and the killer remains unknown. Actor Daniel Thomas May narrates this tale in the authoritative tone of a newscaster, which works well when he delivers the author's own words. However, when the author quotes from contemporary... Read More

  • THE NEW ONE

    THE NEW ONE Painfully True Stories from a Reluctant Dad

    by Mike Birbiglia, J. Hope Stein | Read by Mike Birbiglia, J. Hope Stein

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Entertainer Mike Birbiglia and his wife, J. Hope Stein, work together to present a humorous contemporary story of reluctant parents. The pair are excellent foils. Birbiglia is lively--full of ironic observations and laugh-out-loud one-liners. Stein is more reserved, breathy and sincere as she reads her original poems, which are sprinkled throughout. In this audiobook listeners... Read More

  • NO JUSTICE IN THE SHADOWS

    NO JUSTICE IN THE SHADOWS How America Criminalizes Immigrants

    by Alina Das | Read by Alina Das, Roxana Ortega

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Provocative, powerful, and informative, this audiobook about how our nation criminalizes immigrants is an important and timely listen. Immigration rights activist and attorney Alina Das, author and narrator, draws in listeners with an impassioned introduction that lays the foundation for her work. Narrator Roxana Ortega shares the heartbreaking and compelling stories of those... Read More

  • CURIOUS TOYS

    CURIOUS TOYS

    by Elizabeth Hand | Read by Carol Monda

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Listeners are taken back to 1915, to a poor neighborhood in Chicago. Through the sympathetic, versatile narration of Carol Monda we hear the voices of its multiethnic residents, and we feel the fragility of their lives. This is a historical thriller with multiple murders, violated girls, chases, and political skulduggery. Monda gives each character-- whether victim or... Read More

  • THE LAST SMILE IN SUNDER CITY

    THE LAST SMILE IN SUNDER CITY The Fetch Phillips Archives, Book 1

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Luke Arnold | Read by Luke Arnold

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Australian actor Luke Arnold narrates his debut fantasy novel in which a magical city shudders at the sudden loss of its magic. Fetch Philips takes odd jobs as a detective in Sunder City; his latest task is finding a missing teacher, a vampire whose body is slowly turning to dust without magic. Arnold portrays Fetch with pathos and differentiates the other characters, giving... Read More

  • THE BOYFRIEND PROJECT

    THE BOYFRIEND PROJECT

    by Farrah Rochon | Read by Je Nie Fleming

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Narrator Je Nie Fleming adds sass and personality to this contemporary workplace rom-com featuring a Black woman who works in the technology sector. After Samiah Brooks discovers her boyfriend is triple-timing her, she befriends the other two wronged women, and together they vow to focus on their careers instead of their love lives. Fleming delivers the full gamut of Samiah's... Read More

  • ME & PATSY KICKIN' UP DUST

    ME & PATSY KICKIN' UP DUST My Friendship with Patsy Cline

    by Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton [Fore.] | Read by Patsy Lynn Russell

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Occasionally, audiobook listening experiences are to the ears what that first flute of icy cold, frothy, and effervescent glass of Sunday brunch bubbly is to the mouth. This is such an experience. Country singing legend Loretta Lynn details her close friendship with the superstar entertainer Patsy Cline. Patsy Lynn Russell, named for Cline, assists her mother in the writing and... Read More

  • MY SISTER

    MY SISTER How One Sibling's Transition Changed Us Both

    by Selenis Leyva, Marizol Leyva | Read by Selenis Leyva, Marizol Leyva

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Selenis Leyva, known for her role as inmate Gloria Mendoza in "Orange Is the New Black," and her younger sister, Marizol Leyva, share their affecting memoir of family and gender identity with listeners. They frame their memoir in three parts, emphasizing the importance of honoring the identities of transgender individuals while recounting Marizol's story as a transgender woman... Read More

  • BONE SILENCE

    BONE SILENCE Revenger, Book 3

    by Alastair Reynolds | Read by Clare Corbett

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Clare Corbett masterfully narrates the third and final volume in the Revenger Series. The Ness sisters remain on the run for crimes they didn't commit. Ancient technology, curious alien races, and a strange mystery permeating the galaxy beset the sisters as they wage war for the truth. Corbett's crystal-clear diction and variety of accents complement the story's breakneck... Read More

  • THE LAST TRIAL

    THE LAST TRIAL Kindle County, Book 11

    by Scott Turow | Read by John Bedford Lloyd

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator John Bedford Lloyd previously portrayed attorney Alejandro "Sandy" Stern in Scott Turow's BURDEN OF PROOF. This time around, the brilliant defense lawyer is about to defend his last client. Lloyd adds a weariness and a touch of confusion to Stern's voice as he struggles to defend the 75-year old doctor who saved his life with a controversial cancer drug. Turow, known... Read More

  • GOLDIE VANCE: THE HOTEL WHODUNIT

    GOLDIE VANCE: THE HOTEL WHODUNIT

    by Lilliam Rivera | Read by Frankie Corzo

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Frankie Corzo packs tons of pizzazz into her performance of this exciting mystery for young listeners. Teen sleuth Goldie Vance desperately wants her boss at the Crossed Palms Resort Hotel in Florida to appreciate her superior detective skills. When the Bejeweled Aqua Chapeau, a diamond-encrusted swim cap featured in a movie being filmed at the hotel, goes missing,... Read More

  • THE FORTUNES OF AFRICA

    THE FORTUNES OF AFRICA A 5000-Year History of Wealth, Greed, and Endeavor

    by Martin Meredith | Read by Kevin Stillwell

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Narrator Kevin Stillwell delivers Meredith's extensive work--not so much a history of Africa per se as a history of its relations with Europe. Stillwell deserves special credit for care in weighing the meaning of sentences and working to make them clear through emphasis and emotional weight. He also exhibits good pacing and unflagging energy. But the audiobook is marred by... Read More

  • BURN

    BURN Detective Betty, Book 2

    by Kathleen Kent | Read by Christie Moreau

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narcotics Detective Betty Rhyzyk of the Dallas Police Department comes to life in Christie Moreau's gritty performance. Rhyzyk is on desk duty and grudgingly in therapy while recovering from injuries that occurred during her last adventure. But she still manages to investigate missing heroin, crooked cops, and the underworld of Dallas's drug cartel. Moreau's steady narration... Read More

  • NO MAN'S LAND

    NO MAN'S LAND The Trailblazing Women Who Ran Britain's Most Extraordinary Military Hospital During World War I

    by Wendy Moore | Read by Suzanne Toren

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Narrator Suzanne Toren has a lovely French accent and is very good at indicating by tone or timing that a passage is in quotes or otherwise emphasized. She narrates the fascinating story of a pair of British suffragist surgeons who ran military hospitals throughout WWI in France and London, staffed entirely by women. The text is occasionally repetitive, perhaps necessarily, as... Read More

  • WE LIVE FOR THE WE

    WE LIVE FOR THE WE The Political Power of Black Motherhood

    by Dani McClain | Read by Dani McClain

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Journalist Dani McClain describes how she prepared her daughter for a society in which Black children don't enjoy the same positive expectations and privileges as others. As the author narrates with professional poise, her clarity and somber tone fit the character of her reportage, which describes the broad array of injustices and social burdens African-Americans face daily.... Read More

  • BECOMING EVE

    BECOMING EVE My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman

    by Abby Chava Stein | Read by Abby Chava Stein

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Abby Stein narrates her engrossing memoir of growing up in the insular Ultra-Orthodox Hassidic Jewish community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Stein's Yiddish accent connects listeners more deeply with her upbringing in a large family strongly bound by rabbinic traditions. The author's openhearted account of struggling with heightened expectations to perform as a male while coming... Read More

  • THE KEEPER OF WILD WORDS

    THE KEEPER OF WILD WORDS

    by Brooke Smith | Read by Xe Sands

    Chronicle/ Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Xe Sands establishes a deep and slightly raspy voice for Mimi, who decides to take her granddaughter, Brook, on a scavenger hunt to find "wild words"--words found in nature that are in danger of becoming forgotten. Brook is also on a mission to find the perfect item for show-and-tell. Sands emphasizes each of the "wild words." Her pacing slows, and the music... Read More

  • THE REGRETS

    THE REGRETS

    by Amy Bonnaffons | Read by Jay Ben Markson, Christie Moreau, Gary Tiedemann

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrators Jay Ben Markson, Christie Moreau, and Gary Tiedemann convey the weirdness and wonder of a surreal and surprisingly sexy romance between the living and the dead--well, almost dead. Thomas Barrett has died, but an "institutional error" has sent him back to earth for an additional 90 days before he can properly cross over. During his tenure, Thomas becomes enmeshed in a... Read More

  • THE BROKEN HEART OF AMERICA

    THE BROKEN HEART OF AMERICA St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States

    by Walter Johnson | Read by Jamie Renell

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    This intense, detailed audiobook can be a difficult listen. It deals with one of the most pervasive and painful topics in U.S. history and culture--racism. With a measured and earnest delivery, narrator Jamie Renell leads listeners through 250 years of prejudiced and purposefully harmful national and local policy against Native Americans and African-Americans--all related to... Read More

  • THE OX

    THE OX The Authorized Biography of The Who's John Entwistle

    by Paul Rees | Read by Thomas Judd

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    When the seminal rock band The Who burst onto the British rock-and- roll/pop scene in 1964, it was 20-year-old John Entwistle's superb, innovative, and LOUD bass playing that drove the band's distinctive sound. Narrating with ease and English restraint, Thomas Judd leads the listener from Entwistle's West London childhood, where he built his first guitar out of a block of wood... Read More

  • THE PERSUASION

    THE PERSUASION Eve Duncan, Book 27

    by Iris Johansen | Read by Elisabeth Rodgers

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Elisabeth Rodgers narrates this thriller, packed with a diverse range of characters. Eve Duncan's adult daughter, Jane, finds herself the target of a psychopath who has romantic designs. Her solution is to team up with her ex-love interest, Seth Cabel, who has mystical powers, to put a stop to the threat. Rodgers seamlessly slips between a variety of accents and character... Read More

  • THE WOLF OF OREN-YARO

    THE WOLF OF OREN-YARO Annals of the Bitch Queen, Book 1

    by K.S. Villoso | Read by Catherine Ho

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Catherine Ho narrates an epic, and somewhat grim, fantasy. Queen Talyien was supposed to unite the kingdom of Jin-Sayeng by marrying, but her husband, Rayyel, left on the day of their coronation. Five years later she has an unexpected opportunity to reconnect with him. Ho's portrayal of Queen Talyien captures the full range of her emotions as they swing wildly between anger and... Read More

  • IN THE CRYPT WITH A CANDLESTICK

    IN THE CRYPT WITH A CANDLESTICK

    by Daisy Waugh | Read by Penelope Rawlins

    Hachette Audio UK | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Penelope Rawlins delivers a solid performance, with highly effective voices for each of numerous characters in this audiobook. When Sir Ecgbert Tode dies, his widow, Emma, determines to pass on the duties of managing the family estate to the next generation. This quirky work contains more absurdity than mystery. The problem with Emma's plan? Her children either can't... Read More

  • BARRY SONNENFELD, CALL YOUR MOTHER

    BARRY SONNENFELD, CALL YOUR MOTHER Memoirs of a Neurotic Filmmaker

    by Barry Sonnenfeld | Read by Barry Sonnenfeld

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Barry Sonnenfeld, who has directed and produced numerous films, including MEN IN BLACK, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, and a series of pornographic shorts, tells the story of his tortured life. While a seasoned narrator might have lent some rhythm to the narration, Sonnenfeld performs it without emotion. He plows right on, one story after another, in a Woody Allen-esque recitation of his... Read More

  • THE WINTER DUKE

    THE WINTER DUKE

    by Claire Eliza Bartlett | Read by Chloe Cannon

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    The frozen kingdom of Kylma Above and the dark watery realm of Kylma Below maintain a precarious alliance fueled by magic. Chloe Cannon provides an immersive performance of this fantasy. Ekata, middle child of the Grand Duke above, is thrust from her scientific studies onto her father's throne after her autocratic family's sudden, mysterious illness. Cannon varies tone and... Read More

  • THE CITY WE BECAME

    THE CITY WE BECAME

    Earphones Award Winner

    by N.K. Jemisin | Read by Robin Miles

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Robin Miles gives voice to everything New York in this fantastical celebration of the city's spirit. As the novel opens, New York City is going through a transformation--it's becoming sentient, embodied by six human avatars who represent the city's five boroughs plus New York as a whole. Along with creating distinct voices and accents for the diverse cast of characters, Miles... Read More

  • HAD I KNOWN

    HAD I KNOWN Collected Essays

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Barbara Ehrenreich | Read by Suzanne Toren

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Narrator Suzanne Toren does a masterful job of capturing a distinctive authorial voice in this wide-ranging essay collection. Journalist Barbara Ehrenreich has been commenting on social, political, and economic life in the U.S. for more than four decades. Her work is represented here through a thematic compilation across that timespan. Toren's narration is laced with acerbic... Read More

  • BOUNCING BACK

    BOUNCING BACK

    by Scott Ostler | Read by Sean Patrick Hopkins

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Sean Patrick Hopkins makes an excellent companion for this story about a young teen who becomes confined to a wheelchair after an accident that claims his parents. Thirteen-year-old Carlos Cooper was the star of his former basketball league, but wheelchair basketball brings a slew of new struggles. And just when Carlos begins to improve, the city condemns the league's... Read More

  • YOU ARE A F*CKING AWESOME MOM

    YOU ARE A F*CKING AWESOME MOM So Embrace the Chaos, Get Over the Guilt, and Be True to You

    by Leslie Anne Bruce | Read by Leslie Anne Bruce

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    Aimed at moms who blame themselves for the chaos that children bring into their lives, this audio will free tortured souls. Part of its winning formula is that Leslie Bruce's writing is as authentic as writing can be. She's a faithful observer of not just her personal experience but also the cultural landscape, the one that blames mothers, and women more generally, for any... Read More

  • TOO MUCH

    TOO MUCH How Victorian Constraints Still Bind Women Today

    by Rachel Vorona Cote | Read by Suehyla El Attar, Rachel Vorona Cote [Note]

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Narrator Suehyla El Attar perfectly captures author Rachel Vorona Cote's in-your-face attitude, confidently delivering her research and humor. Cote describes how men have pathologized women's emotions as being "too much" for years, often shunting them aside by institutionalizing them or otherwise locking them away from society. El Attar's upbeat tone is just right for the... Read More

  • SO WE CAN GLOW

    SO WE CAN GLOW Stories

    by Leesa Cross-Smith | Read by Erin Bennett, Kamali Minter, Cassandra Morris, Sisi Aisha Johnson, Je Nie Fleming, Christine Lakin

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Delivering 42 beautifully crafted short stories, an ensemble of talented narrators expresses the desires and emotions of the mostly female characters as they navigate family, friendship, and romantic attachments. The charming Southern settings in many of these brief works come through in the narrators' delicious accents and soft tones. A unity of theme and intensity binds the... Read More

  • SAVE YOURSELF

    SAVE YOURSELF

    by Cameron Esposito | Read by Cameron Esposito

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Cameron Esposito is host of the LGBTQ+ interview podcast Queery. In this audiobook, she invites listeners along as she recounts her journey from self-identified "Little Gay Kid" in a Catholic family outside Chicago to established comedian who leads a fulfilling life as part of the LGBTQ+ community. Esposito's warm, irreverent humor balances weightier discussions of her... Read More

  • MOST LIKELY

    MOST LIKELY

    by Sarah Watson | Read by Christie Moreau

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    This feel-good teen audiobook is a perfect blend of drama and intrigue. Narrator Christie Moreau introduces listeners to four friends who have been together since kindergarten--Ava, CJ, Jordan, and Martha. Now an adult, one of them is moments away from being sworn in as the next president of the United States. But which one it is remains a mystery to be revealed after each... Read More

  • DAVE BRUBECK

    DAVE BRUBECK A Life in Time

    by Philip Clark | Read by Fleet Cooper

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Narrator Fleet Cooper's audible appreciation for his subject is fitting for this definitive biography of the great jazz innovator Dave Brubeck. Along with the informed perspective of the author--a music journalist and Brubeck confidant--Cooper's performance captures the wonder of the pianist/composer's accomplishments, as well as the drama and historical significance of his... Read More

  • FRAMED

    FRAMED

    by S.L. McInnis | Read by Christine Lakin, Ron Butler, Karissa Vacker, Maxwell Hamilton, Kiff VandenHeuvel

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    An ensemble of narrators presents a psychological thriller with twists and turns throughout. Narrators voicing different points of view change with each chapter--adding depth and nuance to the story. Beth Montgomery and her husband, Jay, seem to have the perfect life. But when Beth's former best friend, Cassie, shows up unexpectedly, all the carefully hidden cracks begin to... Read More

  • HANNAH'S WAR

    HANNAH'S WAR

    by Jan Eliasberg | Read by Orlagh Cassidy

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Orlagh Cassidy eloquently narrates this fictional account of a WWII-era physicist who is working on the atom bomb in Los Alamos while yearning for the love of her life in Berlin. Anticipating persecution as a Jew, Hannah escapes Germany and continues her work on the atom with the Americans in New Mexico. Portraying Hannah with a gentle Austrian accent, Cassidy captures the... Read More

  • WALK THE WIRE

    WALK THE WIRE Amos Decker, Book 6

    by David Baldacci | Read by Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrating duo Kyf Brewer and Orlagh Cassidy deliver Amos Decker's sixth adventure. Decker, a former FBI agent turned consultant, who has perfect recall, and his lovely partner, Alex Jamison, investigate the murder of Irene Cramer, whose body is discovered mutilated and autopsied on deserted hunting grounds in North Dakota. In a gravelly voice Brewer narrates this thriller,... Read More

  • THE ACCURSED TOWER

    THE ACCURSED TOWER The Fall of Acre and the End of the Crusades

    by Roger Crowley | Read by Matt Kugler

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Should you care to spend time listening to accounts of history's great sieges, Roger Crowley's audiobooks will transport you to Constantinople in 1453, Malta in 1565, and now Acre, the last Christian outpost in the Middle East, in 1291. Author and narrator are excellent, and the story of Christians, Muslims, and Mongols battling for supremacy at history's crossroads is... Read More

  • FAIR WARNING

    FAIR WARNING Jack McEvoy, Book 3

    by Michael Connelly | Read by Peter Giles, Zach Villa

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    After a long break in this series, narrator Peter Giles returns to portray Michael Connelly's investigative reporter, Jack McEvoy. Giles is joined by Zach Villa, who provides the calm, creepy voice of the serial killer, The Shrike. The Fair Warning of the title is the news organization that McEvoy now works for and is also an alert about the dangers we face when we innocently... Read More

  • KNOCK THREE TIMES

    KNOCK THREE TIMES The Wizards of Once, Book 3

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Cressida Cowell | Read by David Tennant

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator David Tennant, hands down the perfect choice, returns to narrate the third installment of this magical series. His high-spirited performance lends energy, humor, and passion to the voices of the wizard Xar, warrior Wish, bodyguard Bodkin, and all of their various companions as they continue their quest to get rid of the witches and journey to confront the Norse demon... Read More

  • WESTWIND

    WESTWIND

    by Ian Rankin | Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt, Ian Rankin [Intro.]

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Ian Rankin's narration of this novel's insightful introduction helps set the scene for listeners being transported into a world of spies. Fear and mistrust are pervasive in an alternative Europe at the end of the 1980s. Narrator Julian Rhind-Tutt helps to bring the wide cast of characters alive and build the tension as the plot develops. His voicings of the key protagonists are... Read More

  • STALKING JACK THE RIPPER

    STALKING JACK THE RIPPER Stalking Jack the Ripper, Book 1

    by Kerri Maniscalco, James Patterson [Fore.] | Read by Nicola Barber

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Nicola Barber shines in this gory thriller, which takes place in the Victorian era. The wealthy Audrey Rose works alongside her obsessive uncle and his handsome know-it-all apprentice in a forensics lab while a gruesome murderer terrifies London. Barber's cool tone perfectly reflects the dreary setting and will have listeners squirming as she depicts the grisly details... Read More

  • HOME NOW

    HOME NOW How 6000 Refugees Transformed an American Town

    by Cynthia Anderson | Read by Jeanette Illidge

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    This is a listen about a small city in Maine and new residents who are trying to make their way into what is--to them--a very strange place. Narrating with empathy, Jeanette Illidge affects an accent when speaking for the Somali refugees who find themselves living in Lewiston, Maine. This story offers an inside look at the challenges of moving halfway around the world in hopes... Read More

  • WHEN THE STARS LEAD TO YOU

    WHEN THE STARS LEAD TO YOU

    by Ronni Davis | Read by Je Nie Fleming

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Je Nie Fleming's performance keeps listeners glued to this angsty young adult romance. Devon dates Ashton during her summer stay at the beach, but after they make a plan to meet for the last day of summer, Ashton ghosts her, leaving Devon nursing a broken heart. A year later, she begins her senior year dead set on achieving her dream of becoming an astrophysicist, but when... Read More

  • TO BUILD A BETTER WORLD

    TO BUILD A BETTER WORLD Choices to End the Cold War and Create a Global Commonwealth

    by Philip Zelikow, Condoleezza Rice | Read by Arthur Morey

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Arthur Morey sounds like a news commentator as he narrates this sweeping historical study subtitled "Choices to End the Cold War and Create a Global Commonwealth." Author Zelikow, former counselor to the U.S. State Department, teams up with Condoleezza Rice, former secretary of state, to explain the politics and economics of Europe and the United States from 1988 through the... Read More

  • THE AWAKENED KINGDOM

    THE AWAKENED KINGDOM

    by N.K. Jemisin | Read by Robin Miles

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    After her outstanding work on the Broken Earth Trilogy, narrator Robin Miles returns to perform this latest installment by N.K. Jemisin--a sequel novella to the Awakened Trilogy. Shill, the first new godling born in ages, has a lot of pressure on her shoulders as heir. Miles portrays her with a good-natured hint of mischief in her voice that is perfect for a young character who... Read More

  • PING

    PING

    by Ani Castillo | Read by Caitlin Kelly

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    With a bright, youthful timbre and deliberate pacing, narrator Caitlin Kelly helps listeners understand the idea of "ping." Whatever one puts out into the world is a "ping"--like a smile, a song, or a gesture. But, as in a game of table tennis, no one can control the "pong" that comes back. Kelly emphasizes the word "ping," and her voice gives emotion to the myriad ways to... Read More

  • PROVING EINSTEIN RIGHT

    PROVING EINSTEIN RIGHT The Daring Expeditions that Changed How We Look at the Universe

    by S. James Gates Jr., Cathie Pelletier | Read by Beresford Bennett, S. James Gates Jr.

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    The excitement of early-twentieth-century astronomers echoes through Beresford Bennett's narration. His deep voice paints pictures of five expeditions that set out to capture solar eclipses around the world for the purpose of proving Einstein's theory of relativity, which he introduced in 1911. To do so, scientists needed to show how stars behave against the sun, phenomena that... Read More

  • THE GREAT PRETENDER

    THE GREAT PRETENDER The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness

    by Susannah Cahalan | Read by Christie Moreau, Susannah Cahalan

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Narrator Christie Moreau strikes just the right balance of seriousness, empathy, and a detective's curiosity in this fascinating investigation of the world of psychiatry. In 1973, Dr. David Rosenhan published an article in SCIENCE titled "On Being Sane in Insane Places" after eight healthy people, including Rosenhan himself, faked their way into psychiatric hospitals. Susannah... Read More

  • THE MERCIES

    THE MERCIES

    by Kiran Millwood Hargrave | Read by Jessie Buckley

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    Narrator Jessie Buckley's smooth and mesmerizing narration of this debut historical fiction based on a true event will transport listeners to seventeenth-century Norway. All the men from the coastal village of Vardø are drowned at sea when a freak storm comes up. Grief-stricken, the women they leave behind must fend for themselves and do the work normally reserved for men. As... Read More

  • A YEAR WITHOUT A NAME

    A YEAR WITHOUT A NAME A Memoir

    by Cyrus Grace Dunham | Read by Cyrus Grace Dunham

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Narrated with skill and aplomb by the author, this audiobook is a shining example of what memoir can be. It's an honest account of one person's ever-unfinished journey through and around gender, identity, and mental illness. It moves quickly, and, despite its often cerebral and self-conscious tone, nearly every sentence is sharp, full of importance. It is deeply intellectual... Read More

  • THANK YOU, OMU!

    THANK YOU, OMU!

    by Oge Mora | Read by LaQuita James

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator LaQuita James brings fresh joy to this engaging story of friendship, sharing, and community. Omu's name means "queen" in the Igbo language of Nigeria. When she makes a stew for dinner, the wafting smell entices neighbors all over the community to knock on her door. Omu shares her stew with every visitor until there is none left for herself. James creates different... Read More

  • JOY AT WORK

    JOY AT WORK Organizing Your Professional Life

    by Marie Kondo, Scott Sonenshein | Read by Brittany Ishibashi, Dan Woren

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    Joy at work? The concept may seem a stretch for many, but as the authors explain, there are concrete ways to bring Marie Kondo's renowned tidying strategies to the workplace. American actress Brittany Ishibashi performs the segments written by Kondo in a convincing and encouraging tone. Sonenshein's chapters are narrated by Dan Woren, who is excellent at clearly delivering the... Read More

  • A WITCH IN TIME

    A WITCH IN TIME

    by Constance Sayers | Read by Courtney Patterson, Emily Caldwell, Brittany Wilkerson, Stephanie Willis

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    A romance cursed to repeat throughout time. Four variations of the same couple. One demon, with secrets of his own, overseeing them all. With multiple narrators giving voice to the tales of Juliet, Nora, Sandra, and Helen, it is expected that there will be some variations in style and skill. Yet, with the exception of a few unusual pronunciation decisions, each of the four... Read More

  • BLACK WIDOW

    BLACK WIDOW A Sad-Funny Journey Through Grief for People Who Normally Avoid Books with Words Like "Journey" in the Title

    by Leslie Gray Streeter | Read by Leslie Gray Streeter

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Entertainment columnist Leslie Gray Streeter gives voice to love and loss in this memoir about grief. A black woman who was married to a Jewish man, she is a big personality with a unique story, and it shows throughout her lively narrative style. Listeners' laughter may turn to tears as they hear her detail the circumstances of her husband's unexpected death. Streeter is witty,... Read More

  • BLACK BROTHER, BLACK BROTHER

    BLACK BROTHER, BLACK BROTHER

    by Jewell Parker Rhodes | Read by Barrie Buckner

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Barry Buckner channels the forthright voice of a young fencer in this realistic middle-grade audiobook. Multiracial brothers Donte and Trey Ellison attend a tony, overwhelmingly white, prep school, where dark-skinned Donte faces endless racist bullying and light-skinned Trey coasts with the popular crowd. After being unjustly arrested for a classroom offense committed... Read More

  • THE ONLY BLACK GIRLS IN TOWN

    THE ONLY BLACK GIRLS IN TOWN

    by Brandy Colbert | Read by Jeanette Illidge

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    With youthful sincerity, Jeanette Illidge narrates the story of Alberta, an easygoing surfer girl who's unprepared for the shifting ground of middle school friendship. For her whole life, Alberta and her dads have been the only black people on their street in cozy Ewing Beach, California. So she's thrilled when new neighbor Edie, a black girl just her age, moves in. However,... Read More

  • CALM THE F*CK DOWN

    CALM THE F*CK DOWN How to Control What You Can and Accept What You Can't So You Can Stop Freaking Out and Get On With Your Life

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Sarah Knight | Read by Sarah Knight

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    Sarah Knight's latest "No F*cks Given Guide" is, like its predecessors (THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF NOT GIVING A F*UCK and GET YOUR SH*T TOGETHER), funny, irreverent, and filled with good advice. Knight's excellent sense of comedic timing shines in her brisk, well-paced performance. She is completely comfortable with the salty language that peppers her no-nonsense text outlining... Read More

  • ALL THE LOST THINGS

    ALL THE LOST THINGS

    by Michelle Sacks | Read by Cassandra Morris

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    In the tradition of ROOM and THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, this story is told from a distinctive point of view--in this case, that of 7-year old Dolly Rust. Narrator Cassandra Morris captures Dolly's youthful exuberance with ease, fairly hopscotching through Dolly's "advanced" vocabulary and self-proclaimed wealth of knowledge and skill. That said, there... Read More

  • DARE TO SEE

    DARE TO SEE Discovering God in the Everyday

    by Katie Brown | Read by Katie Brown

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Philosophy & Religion

    In performing her own audiobook, lifestyle diva Katie Brown delivers 30 enjoyable stories from her own life that teach valuable lessons about one's relationship with God. Brown connects with listeners in a special way, making each anecdote personal and applicable to their lives. For example, the question of whether or not to trust the directions app Waze is related to the idea... Read More

  • ALONG CAME A SPIDER

    ALONG CAME A SPIDER 25th Anniversary Edition

    by James Patterson | Read by Taye Diggs

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Taye Diggs's steady delivery of Alex Cross's most haunting case enthralls listeners in this 25th anniversary audio edition. Cross follows the trail of Gary Soneji, a.k.a. Murphy, a serial killer with a split personality who terrorizes Washington, DC, with vicious murders and the daring kidnapping of two children. Diggs portrays Soneji using singsong tones and Murphy as... Read More

  • TROUBLE IS WHAT I DO

    TROUBLE IS WHAT I DO Leonid McGill, Book 6

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Walter Mosley | Read by Dion Graham

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Dion Graham offers an amazing performance of Edgar Award-winning Walter Mosley's sixth P.I. Leonid McGill outing in the badass world of crime and criminals. His dubious past allows Leonid entrée into places where upstanding citizens wouldn't go. "Catfish" Worry, a 94-year-old black blues musician, asks Leonid to deliver a letter to a seemingly white billionaire's daughter... Read More

  • STAMPED

    STAMPED Racism, Antiracism, and You

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi | Read by Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi [Intro.]

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Jason Reynolds wrote and now narrates a vital and compelling young reader's remix of Kendi's STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING. Together, they have created essential listening for younger listeners, those who are raising them, and their teachers. Kendi himself narrates the introduction, setting a serious tone and clearly explaining segregationist, assimilationist, and antiracist... Read More

  • HOW WE FIGHT WHITE SUPREMACY

    HOW WE FIGHT WHITE SUPREMACY A Field Guide to Black Resistance

    by Akiba Solomon, Kenrya Rankin | Read by Jeanette Illidge, Vallea Woodbury, Je Nie Fleming, Janina Edwards, Danielle Deadwyler, Brad Raymond, Saundi Harrison, Neal Ghant, Brad Sanders, Jonathan Myles, Devante Johnson, Marque Denmon

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Jeanette Illidge and Vallea Woodbury lead a talented cast in narrating this collection of essays and interviews about the varied and creative ways that Black people in America are fighting white supremacy. The diverse voices of the narrators reflect the many perspectives captured in the audiobook. Artists, writers, entrepreneurs, parents, faith leaders, students, and activists... Read More

  • QUALITYLAND

    QUALITYLAND

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Marc-Uwe Kling | Read by Patricia Rodriguez

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Narrator Patricia Rodriguez delivers a sensational performance of this dystopian satire in which the most successful company in the world uses algorithms to predict and deliver what you want before you even know you want it. When Peter Jobless receives a product he most definitely doesn't want, he commences an elaborate plan to return it with the help of his band of robotic... Read More

  • PAVI SHARMA'S GUIDE TO GOING HOME

    PAVI SHARMA'S GUIDE TO GOING HOME

    by Bridget Farr | Read by Ariana Cordero

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Ariana Cordero gives a fresh, youthful voice to precocious, straight-A foster kid Pavi Sharma in this feel-good story. Twelve-year-old Pavi is happy and thriving in her current foster family, but she hasn't forgotten the struggles foster kids face. So she provides a package of services for fellow foster kids, researching their new families and schools in exchange for... Read More

  • FIGHTING FOR SPACE

    FIGHTING FOR SPACE Two Pilots and Their Historic Battle for Female Spaceflight

    by Amy Shira Teitel | Read by Amy Shira Teitel

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Author Amy Shira Teitel narrates her portrait of women aviators Jackie Cochran and Jerrie Cobb. While the two women had significant achievements as airplane pilots, both dreamed of being the first American woman in space. While Teitel's delivery is strong overall, she could have varied her tone and pacing somewhat to better match the levels of excitement in her stories. In... Read More

  • FORTUNA

    FORTUNA The Nova Vita Protocol, Book 1

    by Kristyn Merbeth | Read by Lisa Flanagan, Tim Campbell

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Lisa Flanagan and Tim Campbell narrate alternating chapters of Merbeth's gritty sci-fi. Flanagan provides the voice of Scorpia, the beleaguered Kaiser family daughter who's always played second fiddle to her brother, Corvus. Scorpia participates in her family's smuggling business, piloting a space transport ship and sometimes smelling of whiskey while she does so. Corvus... Read More

  • SUNNYSIDE PLAZA

    SUNNYSIDE PLAZA

    by Scott Simon | Read by Lauren Fortgang

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    As Lauren Fortgang narrates the story of 19-year-old Sally Miyake in a clear and kind voice, listeners will get a sense of her curiosity and intuition about the world. Sally lives in Sunnyside Plaza, a Chicago group home for adults with developmental disabilities that emphasizes independence and community. Sally may not know how to read, but she knows how to notice things,... Read More

  • THE THIRD RAINBOW GIRL

    THE THIRD RAINBOW GIRL The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia

    by Emma Copley Eisenberg | Read by Emma Copley Eisenberg

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Emma Copley Eisenberg narrates her debut work, which blurs the lines between true crime and memoir. Her straightforward tone lends order to the convoluted mystery surrounding two women who were murdered on their way to a 1980 Rainbow Gathering in Pocahontas County, West Virginia. The official investigation has gone hot and cold through the years, turning up a disconcerting... Read More

  • ON TIME

    ON TIME A Princely Life in Funk

    by Morris Day, David Ritz | Read by Ron Butler

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Only Prince can tell his story, but his former collaborator Morris Day solves that problem by allowing Prince's "spirit" to chime in on his new audiobook--at least, in the way Morris would expect him to speak. Narrator Ron Butler carefully navigates the tricky terrain of speaking in Day's voice as well as speaking in the voice of Prince from beyond the grave. He perfectly... Read More

  • THE GOOD IMMIGRANT

    THE GOOD IMMIGRANT 26 Writers Reflect on America

    by Nikesh Shukla, Chimene Suleyman [Eds.] | Read by Emily Woo Zeller and a Full Cast

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Essays of emotional depth and astutely communicated intellectual insight come to listeners almost entirely in the voices of the writers themselves. Familiar cultural commentators like Korean-American Alexander Chee, Haitian immigrant Jim St. Germain, and Pakistani-American Fatimah Ashgar are joined here by those who may be less well known: Eritrean-American hiker Rahawa Haile,... Read More

  • LITTLE WEIRDS

    LITTLE WEIRDS

    by Jenny Slate | Read by Jenny Slate

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Jenny Slate narrates her collection of personal essays, and its title confirms her recognition that she's created something new. Elements of prose poems; reflective musings; fairy tales; works on identity, love, and loss, among many other subjects, offer intimate glimpses of Slate's creative, quirky mind. Listeners shouldn't expect the comedy Slate's often known for. Here the... Read More

  • CONSIDER THIS

    CONSIDER THIS Moments in My Writing Life after Which Everything Was Different

    by Chuck Palahniuk | Read by Edoardo Ballerini, Chuck Palahniuk [Selections]

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    This is a listen for aspiring writers, established writers, and those who are curious about what writers think about and read. Palahniuk is best known for his novel FIGHT CLUB. In this reflection he shares what he's learned over his career. Palahniuk himself delivers part of the audiobook. Happily for the listener (and Palahniuk), Edoardo Ballerini does the bulk of the... Read More

  • PROCESSED CHEESE

    PROCESSED CHEESE

    by Stephen Wright | Read by Robert Petkoff

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Robert Petkoff continues to demonstrate he's in the top rank of performers with this strange take on money and what people will do once they get it. Imagine a bag of cash falls at your feet as you walk along a city street. Petkoff gives protagonists Graveyard and his wife, Ambience, wry and comic tones as he rattles off all the wondrous possessions and adventures they... Read More

  • CROOKED RIVER

    CROOKED RIVER Pendergast, Book 19

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child | Read by Jefferson Mays

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Jefferson Mays gives a sensationally entertaining performance of this latest entry in Preston and Child's Pendergast mystery series. Mays's dry cultured elocution perfectly represents Pendergast's personality, which seems appropriate even when the story is following Pendergast's new partner, Agent Coldmoon, off on some tangent, or his ward, Candace, with her valises full of... Read More

  • HI FIVE

    HI FIVE IQ, Book 4

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Joe Ide | Read by Zeno Robinson

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Zeno Robinson narrates the fourth audiobook in the series featuring private investigator Isaiah Quintabe (IQ). IQ's latest case involves especially high stakes. For one, the powerful arms dealer Angus Byrne is forcing him to solve a shooting death and threatening to break the hands of IQ's girlfriend, a violinist, if he fails. Also, the main witness/suspect is Byrne's daughter,... Read More

  • THE GUILTY FEMINIST

    THE GUILTY FEMINIST You Don't Have to Be Perfect to Overthrow the Patriarchy

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Deborah Frances-White | Read by Deborah Frances-White, Adjoa Andoh

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Deborah Frances-White and Adjoa Andoh work together to narrate this set of ruminations about contemporary womanhood and its many dilemmas. Frances-White has an upper-crust British accent that gives the questions she's asking an added layer of importance. As she reads at a quick but measured pace, listeners are pulled along by her brisk no-nonsense approach to a seemingly... Read More

  • NEVER SETTLE

    NEVER SETTLE Sports, Family, and the American Soul

    by Marty Smith | Read by Marty Smith

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Marty Smith narrates his memoir about growing up in the South, the lessons he learned, and the friends he made. With an accent that can only be described as "loud and proud," as he himself says, he tells a story that makes for interesting listening. He doesn't dwell on NASCAR-- his bread and butter--so listeners don't need to be rabid sports fans to enjoy this. He enunciates... Read More

  • THOMAS PAINE AND THE CLARION CALL FOR AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE

    THOMAS PAINE AND THE CLARION CALL FOR AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE

    by Harlow Giles Unger | Read by Peter Berkrot

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    The most influential political writer of his generation, Thomas Paine, "philosopher of the American Revolution," counted Ben Franklin and James Madison among his friends. Reflecting Paine's English upbringing, narrator Peter Berkrot employs a British accent when quoting him. He also projects the urgency with which this Founding Father approached every issue, starting with his... Read More

  • A MATCH MADE IN MEHENDI

    A MATCH MADE IN MEHENDI

    by Nandini Bajpai | Read by Priya Ayyar

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrated by Priya Ayyar, this tale of matchmaking and rich family traditions focuses on 15-year-old Indian-American Simi, who resists becoming the next in her family's long line of matchmakers. Together, she, her best friend, and her techie brother develop a matchmaking app for their high school classmates. With the production's catchy intro music, the listener knows from the... Read More

  • THE BONE SHIPS

    THE BONE SHIPS

    Earphones Award Winner

    by RJ Barker | Read by Jude Owusu

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Jude Owusu narrates a vibrant nautical fantasy featuring a ship made from the bones of dragons and populated with criminals. Centuries after the total disappearance of dragons, the sighting of one lone creature propels two nations into a race to capture it. Owusu gives lively and colorful accents to the staggering cast of characters, including the enslaved Gullaime, a slave... Read More

  • COWBOY ON MY MIND

    COWBOY ON MY MIND Montana Strong, Book 1

    by R.C. Ryan | Read by Dustin Tucker

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Listeners are immediately swept into a blizzard in Haller Creek, Montana, as orphan Ben Monroe and his two younger brothers seek sanctuary on a ranch. Fast forward to the present, and Ben is now a deputy sheriff. Narrator Dustin Tucker aptly handles the characters of Haller Creek. Becca Henderson, the girl Ben has always had a crush on, has returned to town to work in her... Read More

  • FROM RUSSIA WITH BLOOD

    FROM RUSSIA WITH BLOOD The Kremlin's Ruthless Assassination Program and Vladimir Putin's Secret War on the West

    by Heidi Blake | Read by Marisa Calin

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Marisa Calin gives a splendid narration of this account of the targeting of Russian expats by the Russian government. Although the Soviets did the same thing, the often sensational news coverage of the deaths now gets more attention. Buzzfeed News editor Heidi Blake's account may bring more speculation. Calin has a quick and expressive delivery that one can easily follow and... Read More

  • LEGACY OF ASH

    LEGACY OF ASH

    by Matthew Ward | Read by Suzannah Hampton

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Narrator Suzannah Hampton's crisp British accent evokes the ambiance of an old-world fantasy. Fans of "Game of Thrones," in particular, will delight in her presentation of this audiobook. Filled with interhouse politics and a wide range of interesting characters, the story features a desperate struggle to reclaim a republic. With the slow, methodical plot centering on character... Read More

  • NOTHING MORE DANGEROUS

    NOTHING MORE DANGEROUS

    by Allen Eskens | Read by Kevin Stillwell

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    This is a listen for fans of great works of fiction along the lines of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Eskens's novel, as expertly narrated by Kevin Stillwell, is an engaging listen about growing up, friendship, racial injustice, and more. Stillwell does a fantastic job capturing the essence of 15-year-old Boady, who is looking forward to getting out of his small Missouri town. But he... Read More

  • THE PURSUIT OF WILLIAM ABBEY

    THE PURSUIT OF WILLIAM ABBEY

    by Claire North | Read by Peter Kenny

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Peter Kenny shows his incredible range in this world-hopping tribute to "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," in which the titular character is cursed by the shadow of a person whose life he did not save. To outrun the shadow, William Abbey travels the world, and this allows Kenny to use a myriad of accents, smoothly transitioning from one to the next. Because he is... Read More

  • THE QUEENS OF ANIMATION

    THE QUEENS OF ANIMATION The Untold Story of the Women Who Transformed the World of Disney and Made Cinematic History

    by Nathalia Holt | Read by Saskia Maarleveld

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Narrator Saskia Maarleveld's bright, enthusiastic voice adds dimension to Holt's well-researched history of the women behind the men behind Disney Studios' animated features. Usually shunted off to the Ink and Paint department and paid much less than the men, the women fought to break into the male-dominated field at Disney. Maarleveld delivers a fascinating history of the... Read More

  • TIME IS TIGHT

    TIME IS TIGHT My Life, Note by Note

    by Booker T. Jones | Read by Booker T. Jones

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Booker T. Jones's narration of his memoir is similar to the keyboard style he pioneered on the Hammond B3 organ: smooth, measured, and confident. Each chapter of this heartfelt memoir begins with an original organ riff, demonstrating the fertile spirit that shaped the Stax Records sound, created instrumental hits like "Green Onions," and attracted collaborators like Bob Dylan,... Read More

  • HINDSIGHT

    HINDSIGHT Kendra Michaels, Book 7

    by Iris Johansen, Roy Johansen | Read by Elisabeth Rodgers

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Elisabeth Rodgers returns to narrate the seventh book in the Kendra Michaels series. Rodgers, with her clear differentiation of characters, both male and female, and her ability to convey strong emotions, creates an engaging fast-paced listening experience. Michaels is an investigator whose senses of observation were sharply honed from her experience of being blind during the... Read More

  • A MINUTE TO MIDNIGHT

    A MINUTE TO MIDNIGHT Atlee Pine, Book 2

    Earphones Award Winner

    by David Baldacci | Read by Brittany Pressley, Kyf Brewer

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    From the beginning, narrators Brittany Pressley and Kyf Brewer are in full control of this audiobook with their talent and skill. Pressley portrays Atlee Pine, a troubled FBI agent whose idyllic childhood was interrupted by the kidnapping of her twin sister, Mercy. At the same time, a serial killer is on the loose with a bizarre modus operandi. Pressley and Kyf Brewer expertly... Read More

  • END TIMES

    END TIMES A Brief Guide to the End of the World

    by Bryan Walsh | Read by Corey Carthew, Bryan Walsh

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Corey Carthew gives an amusingly unflappable performance of Walsh's audiobook about the various events that could take down the human race. Walsh's riveting, encompassing work doesn't mince words; he provides backstories on the demise of species past and gives a straightforward analysis of the existential threats to human existence in our midst today. Artificial intelligence is... Read More

  • HABEN

    HABEN The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law

    by Haben Girma | Read by Haben Girma

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Listeners who are unfamiliar with Haben Girma may find her voice a little disconcerting at first because it sounds like that of a much younger person. Girma is a deaf-blind woman who overcame incredible odds and narrates her own story, which culminates with her graduation from Harvard Law School. We quickly move beyond her vocal delivery as we learn how she overcame many... Read More

  • BECOMING A DANGEROUS WOMAN

    BECOMING A DANGEROUS WOMAN Embracing Risk to Change the World

    by Pat Mitchell | Read by Pat Mitchell

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Media CEO, producer, feminist, and philanthropist Pat Mitchell turns her many talents into a powerful narration of her new audiobook--part memoir, part strategy session for women wishing to make change. Mitchell's commanding presence translates easily to her performance and provides a memorable experience for listeners. Personal stories are included, as well as anecdotes of... Read More

  • MUSIC

    MUSIC A Subversive History

    by Ted Gioia | Read by Jamie Renell

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Jamie Renell's narration of Ted Gioia's sprawling work is confident and fast paced, which is just what this serious tome needs. The author argues that for all of human history, the most important music starts out as subversive and only later is embraced by the establishment. The first several hours are tough going (less so thanks to Renell's narrative drive) as they cover... Read More

  • QUEEN MERYL

    QUEEN MERYL The Iconic Roles, Heroic Deeds, and Legendary Life of Meryl Streep

    by Erin Carlson | Read by Nan McNamara

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Nan McNamara is easy to listen to and well paced in this enthusiastic biography and critical assessment of one of the most respected actors of all time--Meryl Streep. McNamara's assured and sensitive tone suits a work that comes off largely as an homage. The audiobook offers few new insights into well-known stories and facts, but fans and those with even a passing interest will... Read More

  • NO STOPPING US NOW

    NO STOPPING US NOW The Adventures of Older Women in American History

    by Gail Collins | Read by Tanya Eby, Gail Collins [Fore.]

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Narrator Tanya Eby takes listeners through this expansive history of the impact of older women on American culture. Starting with the American Revolution and continuing through contemporary times with figures like Gloria Steinem, this audiobook tells the extraordinary stories of regular women who shaped the nation we know today. Though the focus is on women middle-aged and... Read More

  • A WARNING

    A WARNING

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Anonymous | Read by Robert Fass

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Robert Fass narrates this audiobook with the eloquence and care of a veteran news anchor. Many Americans have concerns about the administration of Donald Trump, and this exposé by a "senior Trump administration official" will confirm their worst fears--and then some. Fass's steely delivery inspires belief in Anonymous's credibility as the author offers frightening revelations... Read More

  • PEARL

    PEARL

    by Molly Idle | Read by Kim Mai Guest, Kella Kennedy

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    The young voice of Kella Kennedy that begins this audiobook makes listeners take note. When a mermaid daughter is disdainful of the task her mother has entrusted to her, listeners hear childlike disgust and disappointment. That task is to care for a single grain of sand. When the young one begs to help with something more important, her mother admonishes her that even the... Read More

  • THE AGE OF ANXIETY

    THE AGE OF ANXIETY

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Pete Townshend | Read by Michael Jayston

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    This debut novel from a legendary rock star--Pete Townshend, of The Who--is a multigenerational tale of love, loss, and music, narrated by Michael Jayston. The story frames the life of an up-and-coming rocker, Walter, through the guidance and life story of his godfather, Louis. Jayston lends the narrative a heavy dose of gravitas balanced by a personal tone. Characters, who... Read More

  • THE LIAR

    THE LIAR

    by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen | Read by Ajjaz Awad

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Ajjaz Awad becomes the teenage Nofar, full of angst, foibles, and a longing to be seen. Awad's characterization is light, allowing us to hear Nofar's boredom as an ice cream shop attendant. As we feel both pity and amusement at her plight, Awad moves us capably through seemingly inconsequential moments at a rapid pace so that the novel's darker turn comes as a... Read More

  • MO'S BOWS: A YOUNG PERSON'S GUIDE TO START-UP SUCCESS

    MO'S BOWS: A YOUNG PERSON'S GUIDE TO START-UP SUCCESS Measure, Cut, Stitch Your Way to a Great Business

    by Moziah Bridges, Tramica Morris, Daymond John {Fore.] | Read by Moziah Bridges

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Celebrity teen entrepreneur Moziah Bridges narrates his instruction guide for young people on how to build a business. Full of kid-friendly advice on business basics, Bridges pitches his concepts to listeners as if they were potential investors. Bridges's own story--he started his bow tie for kids company in his grandmother's home--is told with well-practiced enthusiasm and... Read More

  • QUEEN OF THE CONQUERED

    QUEEN OF THE CONQUERED Islands of Blood and Storm, Book 1

    by Kacen Callender | Read by Krystel Roche

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Unlike most fantasy worlds that are modeled on European culture and history, this audiobook's world is based on the culture and history of the Caribbean islands. The author is from the U.S. Virgin Islands. Narrator Krystel Roche, a native of Haiti, uses a nuanced Caribbean dialect to tell the story of Sigourney Rose, the last survivor of her island's nobility. Roche captures... Read More

  • MOVIES (AND OTHER THINGS)

    MOVIES (AND OTHER THINGS)

    by Shea Serrano | Read by Mario Toscano

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    This audiobook is written by Shea Serrano, who is known for his contributions to the sports and pop culture website The Ringer. Narrated by Mario Toscano, it is an excellent choice for both cinephiles and casual movie fans. It's arranged in short, easily digested chapters, each starting with an intriguing question: "Is this movie better, worse, or the same with The Rock in it?"... Read More

  • THE NIGHT FIRE

    THE NIGHT FIRE Harry Bosch, Book 22, Renée Ballard, Book 3

    by Michael Connelly | Read by Titus Welliver, Christine Lakin

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrators Titus Welliver and Christine Lakin return to perform Connelly's newest offering in the Bosch/Ballard series. Connelly has solved the problem of the aging-out of his determined retired detective Harry Bosch. By pairing him with Renée Ballard, a young, relentless detective, we have the old guard complemented by the new and receptive mentee. They work day and night... Read More

  • THE WITCHES ARE COMING

    THE WITCHES ARE COMING

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Lindy West | Read by Lindy West

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Author and narrator Lindy West is at her incendiary best in her latest collection of essays, which unpack the bizarre, broken, and infuriating mess of current American politics. She takes small bits of pop culture--from famous internet cats to Adam Sandler movies--and uses them to illustrate complex truths about patriarchy, racism, and climate change. West's sharp and sometimes... Read More

  • CATCH AND KILL

    CATCH AND KILL Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators

    by Ronan Farrow | Read by Ronan Farrow

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Award-winning journalist Ronan Farrow narrates his own account of exposing Harvey Weinstein and several NBC executives as sexual predators. There's no denying the effectiveness or thoroughness of Farrow's investigative work. He provides a fascinating and detailed look at how he broke this enormously important story. As the narrator, Farrow delivers a surprisingly theatrical... Read More

  • THE GIRLS

    THE GIRLS An All-American Town, a Predatory Doctor, and the Untold Story of the Gymnasts Who Brought Him Down

    by Abigail Pesta | Read by Elisabeth Rodgers

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Narrator Elisabeth Rodgers delivers a serious and emotional account of the events surrounding convicted child molester Dr. Larry Nassar. Rodgers details author Abigail Pesta's thorough reporting about the specific instances of abuse that Nassar inflicted on dozens of female gymnasts. Rodgers tells the stories of those survivors appropriately, letting the gravity of Nassar's... Read More

  • THE WOMEN WHO MADE NEW YORK

    THE WOMEN WHO MADE NEW YORK

    by Julie Scelfo, Hallie Heald | Read by Tracey Leigh

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    This audio compilation recounts significant contributions made by dozens of women from the seventeenth century to the present to improve quality of life in New York City. Many of these women are well known--Edith Wharton, Brooke Astor, Ella Fitzgerald, Anna Wintour, Debbie Harry--while others are less familiar. With clear enunciation and an engaged tone, narrator Tracey Leigh... Read More

  • MAKE IT SCREAM, MAKE IT BURN

    MAKE IT SCREAM, MAKE IT BURN Essays

    by Leslie Jamison | Read by Leslie Jamison

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Author Leslie Jamison narrates her latest essay collection in a quiet yet assured voice that will immediately draw listeners in. Her topics are wide-ranging--from the work of James Agee to Civil War photography and her experience of being a stepmother. Despite her disparate subjects, the collection is cohesive, as Jamison returns again and again to the relationship between self... Read More

  • SATURDAY

    SATURDAY

    by Oge Mora | Read by Tracey Leigh

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    With slow, carefully paced diction, narrator Tracey Leigh brings warmth to this audiobook about a mother and daughter enjoying their limited free time together. Ava looks forward to Saturdays, when she and her mother go to the library for story time, to the salon for new hairdos, and this week, across town to a special puppet show. But everything is going wrong as, one by one,... Read More

  • A COMPUTER CALLED KATHERINE

    A COMPUTER CALLED KATHERINE How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon

    by Suzanne Slade | Read by Jeanette Illidge

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Jeanette Illidge exudes confidence and pride as she narrates the early life of Katherine Johnson. A pioneering African-American mathematician who entered college at age 15, Katherine recognized the inequality of educational opportunities for women of color. As part of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, she out-calculated the computers while preparing for both Alan... Read More

  • THE QUEEN OF NOTHING

    THE QUEEN OF NOTHING The Folk of the Air, Book 3

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Holly Black | Read by Caitlin Kelly

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Caitlin Kelly delivers all the fervor of the conclusion to Black's Folk of the Air trilogy. Jude is in exile when her treasonous twin provides a way to return to Elfhame. Curious, and with lingering feelings for Cardan, Jude takes her sister's place in the faerie realm. As the story changes direction, Kelly allows listeners to reconnect with the romance between these... Read More

  • THE HUMAN SWARM

    THE HUMAN SWARM How Our Societies Arise, Thrive, and Fall

    by Mark W. Moffett | Read by Sean Patrick Hopkins

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Sean Patrick Hopkins gives an unassuming, direct performance of Moffett's exhaustive audiobook about the nature of human behavior in groups and how we contrast to other species. Moffett is a Harvard scholar and Smithsonian researcher. Listeners unfamiliar with the group behaviors of monkeys, lions, and insects will find his work enlightening. Humans have managed to survive and... Read More

  • DREAMS OF EL DORADO

    DREAMS OF EL DORADO A History of the American West

    by H.W. Brands | Read by Matt Kugler

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    With his baritone voice, narrator Matt Kugler does well in delivering this engaging account of the settlement of the West. From the Lewis and Clark expedition, 1804-1806, to the Oklahoma Land Rush in 1889, we see men and women at their best, and worst. From courageous and daring deeds to acts of utmost cruelty, Brands provides a cogent overview of how our nation grew into a... Read More

  • RETICENCE

    RETICENCE Custard Protocol, Book 4

    by Gail Carriger | Read by Moira Quirk

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    There is synchronicity at work here as narrator Moira Quirk nimbly delivers the quirky set of characters in this whimsical audiobook, the final volume of Carriger's steampunkish Custard Protocol series. This time out, the Spotted Custard journeys to Japan in search of a lost spy. At the same time, bookish Percival Tunstall and the ship's smart new doctor, Arsenic Ruthven, fall... Read More

  • COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CRACKED

    COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CRACKED Saving Your Kid (and Yourself) from the Madness

    by Jill Margaret Shulman | Read by Jill Margaret Shulman

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    Author and college admissions expert Jill Margaret Shulman, who narrates her audiobook, invites parents of college applicants to take a deep breath while talking them down from the ledge of the anxiety-filled process of getting into college. Offering well-detailed instructions for every step of the way, Shulman energetically instructs while attempting to inject a bit of humor... Read More

  • REAL LIFE LOVE

    REAL LIFE LOVE Saying Goodbye to the Fairytale and Hello to True Relationships

    by Michael Gibson, Les Parrott [Fore.] | Read by Michael Gibson

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    The grandson and protégé of the late Christian relationship author Gary Smalley narrates this guide with the unwavering optimism that is often heard from Christian authors. Michael Gibson's confidence at the microphone is another feature of his performance that will make people want to tune in and think about these ideas. The author organizes his prescriptions around seven... Read More

  • THIS IS NOT PROPAGANDA

    THIS IS NOT PROPAGANDA Adventures in the War Against Reality

    by Peter Pomerantsev | Read by Matthew Waterson

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Narrator Matthew Waterson's crisp diction and light accent suggest the author's Eastern European background and personal connection to propaganda. Pomerantsev's own family was investigated and persecuted by Soviet agents. In this audiobook, he uses his intergenerational family history as an entry into his discussion of messaging today--as it is now taking place on the part of... Read More

  • THE OTHER HALF OF HAPPY

    THE OTHER HALF OF HAPPY

    by Rebecca Balcárcel | Read by Ariana Cordero

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Ariana Cordero's narration is bright and expressive in this audiobook about a girl who is trying to discover how all her pieces fit together. Quijana is 12, half Guatemalan, and starting over at a new school. It's a lot to handle, even without her Grandmother Miller's illness and her brother Memito's concerning behavior. Cordero gives Quijana a voice that can flip between... Read More

  • THE ECONOMISTS' HOUR

    THE ECONOMISTS' HOUR False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society

    by Binyamin Appelbaum | Read by Dan Bittner

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    The influence of economists has increased steadily over the last 50 years, and the author, ably aided by narrator Dan Bittner, provides a lively history of how their policies have brought enormous wealth--to the few. In a chronological approach, the audiobook demonstrates that cycles of deregulation and lower taxes routinely led to massive business defaults and market plunges.... Read More

  • IMAGINARY FRIEND

    IMAGINARY FRIEND

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Stephen Chbosky | Read by Christine Lakin

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Horror

    Christine Lakin's superb narration of this horror novel from the author of THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER immerses listeners in the gruesome. Christopher and his mother, Kate, finally settle in Pennsylvania after years of moving around. But what they thought was a safe and secure home turns out to be a playground for something sinister. When Christopher disappears for six days... Read More

  • A DOOR IN THE EARTH

    A DOOR IN THE EARTH

    by Amy Waldman | Read by Roxanne Hope Radja

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Parveen, the protagonist in this audiobook, is a newly minted college graduate eager to make a difference. Inspired by a flawed American philanthropist, she takes her idealism to the land of her birth: Afghanistan. Roxanne Radja's narration is an understated one. Her voice is consistently gentle and calm, exuding a steadying influence even as characters in the novel endure... Read More

  • TALKING TO STRANGERS

    TALKING TO STRANGERS What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Malcolm Gladwell | Read by Malcolm Gladwell

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Malcolm Gladwell is a fabulous narrator of his latest book, this one about the biases and blind spots people have when trying to understand people who are not like they are. His pleasing tone, phrasing palette, and exceptional skill with dramatic pauses all sound natural, yet add sparkling energy to his writing. He says we often misunderstand others because of cultural and... Read More

  • OUTFOX

    OUTFOX

    by Sandra Brown | Read by Victor Slezak

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Victor Slezak maneuvers listeners through the cat-and-mouse game being played by FBI agent Drex Easton and the serial killer who murdered his mother. When Drex was a child, his mother went missing without a trace. Now an adult, he's devoted all of his resources to finding her killer and finally catching him when the rest of the Bureau can't. Easton's surprising romance... Read More

  • THE BASTARD BRIGADE

    THE BASTARD BRIGADE The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb

    by Sam Kean | Read by Ben Sullivan

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    This audiobook asks what a Major League catcher, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist, and a member of one of America's most famous families have in common? They all participated in espionage to help the U.S. develop the atomic bomb before the Nazis could. While this story is true, it's also a cracking thriller. Narrator Ben Sullivan does his best, using his deep voice and... Read More

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