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  • FATHOMFOLK

    FATHOMFOLK Drowned World, Book 1

    by Eliza Chan | Read by Emily Woo Zeller

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Emily Woo Zeller invites listeners to the bustling semi-submerged city of Tiankawi. Mira, a border guard captain, has been working toward reform her entire career when Nami, an anti-human activist, is exiled to Tiankawi. Meanwhile, Cordelia, a sea witch, will stop at nothing to increase her family's power. Now she's ready to collect on her deal with a Siren to exchange her song... Read More

  • A CALAMITY OF SOULS

    A CALAMITY OF SOULS

    Earphones Award Winner

    by David Baldacci | Read by MacLeod Andrews, Sisi Aisha Johnson, Cary Hite, Kiiri Sandy

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Powerful, enlightening, and entertaining are some of the superlatives that might come to mind as listeners are transported to the world of trial attorney Jack Lee in Virginia in 1968--brought to life by a uniformly outstanding cast. Narrator MacLeod Andrews uses accent, tone, and pace to masterfully portray Lee and the other white male characters. Lee partners with attorney... Read More

  • GIRL ABROAD

    GIRL ABROAD

    by Elle Kennedy | Read by Georgina Sadler

    Hachette Audio UK | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Georgina Sadler offers a sweet performance of this boisterous romance. Upon arriving in London for study abroad, Abbey is shocked to find that her housemates are all young men. Meeting the situation head-on, she keeps that fact from her father but soon finds she must keep other truths under wraps to survive. To make things more interesting, her housemates are all very... Read More

  • LAKE OF SOULS

    LAKE OF SOULS The Collected Short Fiction

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Ann Leckie | Read by Adjoa Andoh

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Adjoa Andoh narrates a short story collection by Ann Leckie that includes 18 works set in the worlds of the Imperial Radch and the Raven Tower, as well as several stand-alone pieces. Andoh's stellar skills are on display in every piece, making the stories of gods, humans, and other assorted beings incredibly compelling. Standouts include "The Sad History of the Tearless Onion,"... Read More

  • LADY CHARLOTTE ALWAYS GETS HER MAN

    LADY CHARLOTTE ALWAYS GETS HER MAN

    by Violet Marsh | Read by Katy Sobey

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    In mid-eighteenth century London, Lady Charlotte's upper-class lifestyle is captured in Katy Sobey's heartfelt and well-paced narration. Rejecting the idea of a betrothal to a duke with a nasty reputation--gossip suggests he murdered two wives--she takes her future into her own hands, pairing up with two female cousins who own a coffeehouse. With author Violet Marsh taking... Read More

  • FAREWELL, AMETHYSTINE

    FAREWELL, AMETHYSTINE Easy Rawlins, Book 16

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Walter Mosley | Read by Michael Boatman

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    With his amazing portfolio of voices, Michael Boatman draws listeners into PI Easy Rawlins's world in 1970s Los Angeles. Mosley's writing paired with Boatman's narration once again delivers a sociological tableau that keeps listeners engaged throughout. Rawlins accepts a missing-person case from his client, the alluring Amethystine Stoller As Rawlins's attempts to find her open... Read More

  • ACCIDENTAL ASTRONOMY

    ACCIDENTAL ASTRONOMY How Random Discoveries Shape the Science of Space

    by Chris Lintott | Read by Chris Lintott

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Chris Lintott, British astrophysicist and host of the BBC's "Sky at Night," delivers an engaging performance. He takes listeners through serendipitous discoveries by professional and amateur astronomers. The author's affable hosting style and ease with sharing scientific concepts lend themselves well to a production meant to induce wonder and curiosity. The array of... Read More

  • A FLAME IN THE NORTH

    A FLAME IN THE NORTH

    by Lilith Saintcrow | Read by Saskia Maarleveld

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Saskia Maarleveld unfolds the gripping tale of Solveig, a girl endowed with extraordinary fire magic. After her brother tragically kills a man, Solveig is sent to the north as weregild--compensation for the loss to prevent retaliation. There she unravels the sinister realities of the mythical Black Land. Maarleveld's narration is captivating, echoing the story's atmospheric... Read More

  • A FEATHER SO BLACK

    A FEATHER SO BLACK Fair Folk, Book 1

    by Lyra Selene | Read by Heather O'Sullivan

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Heather O'Sullivan narrates a romantic fantasy inspired by Irish mythology. Fia is a changeling in the human world who is trained as a weapon and a spy. When an opportunity to free a stolen human princess arises, Fia is sent on the mission. O'Sullivan's portrayal of Fia's long and, at times, painful journey of self-discovery is emotionally resonant but doesn't shy away from... Read More

  • SONG OF THE HUNTRESS

    SONG OF THE HUNTRESS

    by Lucy Holland | Read by Kristin Atherton, Lucy Holland [Note]

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    What's better than an action-packed, gender-bent account of a wild huntress fighting underworld creatures? This one is grounded by Kristin Atherton's energetic and deeply emotional performance. While Queen thelburg commands the Wessex army, her husband, Ine, struggles to play the political game. Meanwhile, Herla and her sisters, cursed by the thrill of the wild hunt, fight an... Read More

  • WAKE ME MOST WICKEDLY

    WAKE ME MOST WICKEDLY Once Upon The East End Series, Book 2

    by Felicia Grossman | Read by Justine Eyre

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Narrator Justine Eyre returns to 1830s London in Book 2 of the Once Upon the East End series. She brings a seasoned flair for accents to the large cast of this novel, a gender-flipped retelling of "Snow White." When Jewish pawnshop owner Hannah Moses rescues Jewish financier Solomon Weiss, she's tempted to explore her attraction to him. But as the daughter of criminals, she... Read More

  • THE WORK HAPPINESS METHOD

    THE WORK HAPPINESS METHOD Master the 8 Skills to Career Fulfillment

    by Stella Grizont | Read by Winsome Brown, Stella Grizont [Intro.]

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Business & Finance

    Narrating parts of this personal growth audio, the author sounds sincere and easy to understand. Her humane interest in helping others navigate today's challenging workplaces creates a satisfying connection between listeners and the humble person behind this guidance. When Winsome Brown narrates her chapters, her polished cadences and pitch range convey the strength and... Read More

  • A GOVERNESS'S GUIDE TO PASSION AND PERIL

    A GOVERNESS'S GUIDE TO PASSION AND PERIL A Lady's Guide, Book 4

    by Manda Collins | Read by Mary Jane Wells

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Mary Jane Wells's eloquent voice captivates the listener as she delivers this historical romantic suspense. Jane Halliwell once had dreams of owning her own home. However, due to her father's death, those dreams never materialized. Now working as a governess to make ends meet, she finds her life turned upside down when her employer is murdered. To solve the crime, Jane must... Read More

  • COLTON GENTRY'S THIRD ACT

    COLTON GENTRY'S THIRD ACT

    by Jeff Zentner | Read by Charlie Thurston

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Charlie Thurston's narration engages whether in flashbacks of Colton Gentry's high school years or accounts of his present-day return to his hometown. Thurston's fluid transitions transcend leaps in time and credibly illuminate Colton's ongoing affection for Luann, his first love. While Colton speaks in a neutral tone, Thurston's expressions of his interior reveal his struggles... Read More

  • DAYS OF WONDER

    DAYS OF WONDER

    by Caroline Leavitt | Read by Xe Sands, Stephanie Willing, Steve Quinn

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Stephanie Willing, Xe Sands, and Steve Quinn work together beautifully to bring forth the emotional vibrancy, complicated family dynamics, and romantic entanglements in Leavitt's latest novel. With a youthful, textured intonation, Willing captures what it feels like to be Ella, a young woman who is coming out of a fraught situation in search of a fresh start. Sands's low,... Read More

  • NO GOING BACK

    NO GOING BACK

    by Patrick Flores-Scott | Read by Ramón de Ocampo

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Ramón de Ocampo's narrative momentum captures the dramatic 72 hours experienced by 17-year-old Antonio after he is released from a youth detention center. As Antonio reunites with friends and family, de Ocampo captures his anger at his wrongful arrest for robbery and the painful relationships that led to it. De Ocampo also expresses Antonio's remorse and desire to follow the... Read More

  • LEARNING TO LOVE MIDLIFE

    LEARNING TO LOVE MIDLIFE 12 Reasons Why Life Gets Better with Age

    by Chip Conley | Read by Chip Conley

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    Chip Conley's narration of his own words of wisdom--drawn from personal and professional experiences, research, and stories of others--challenges listeners to rethink their approach to midlife. Speaking at a good pace in a friendly and encouraging tone, Conley addresses specific realities of aging, prompting listeners to answer questions, rephrase their self-talk, reach out to... Read More

  • HOUSEWIFE

    HOUSEWIFE Why Women Still Do It All and What to Do Instead

    by Lisa Selin Davis | Read by Lyssa Browne

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Narrator Lyssa Browne guides listeners through this audiobook on the history and myths that surround the concept of the housewife in the U.S. From the idealized idea of the 1950s housewife to the contemporary woman who is expected to do it all with no help, this audiobook explores how expectations of women have changed and what can be done to create a more egalitarian society.... Read More

  • IN TRUE FACE

    IN TRUE FACE A Woman's Life in the CIA, Unmasked

    by Jonna Mendez | Read by Barbara Benjamin-Creel

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Barbara Benjamin-Creel's clear voice and strong performance bring Mendez's memoir to life. Mendez began her nearly thirty-year career in the CIA as a "contract wife"--an administrator who was the spouse of a CIA agent. Embarking into this "man's world," she used her brains, grit, and persistence to become an intelligence agent herself and eventually rose to be the chief of... Read More

  • CIRCLE IN THE WATER

    CIRCLE IN THE WATER Sharon McCone, Book 35

    by Marcia Muller | Read by Tanis Parenteau

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Tanis Parenteau delivers Marcia Muller's latest intense Sharon McCone mystery. At first, Parenteau's scratchy voice is unappealing, but as she navigates more twists and turns than a carnival ride, her tone fits the story. Vandalism has hit several upscale San Francisco neighborhoods. PI McCone's agency is hired by a neighborhood watch group to keep an eye on local streets.... Read More

  • UNNATURAL DEATH

    UNNATURAL DEATH Kay Scarpetta, Book 27

    by Patricia Cornwell | Read by January LaVoy

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Virginia Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta, portrayed by January LaVoy, works side by side with her niece, Secret Service Agent Lucy Farinelli, to solve the murders of two suspected Russian spies. At a remote crime scene in the woods, an investigator casts an unusual oversized footprint and sends it to the lab for evaluation in secret. LaVoy's warm yet businesslike delivery... Read More

  • SPIRIT OF THE CENTURY

    SPIRIT OF THE CENTURY Our Own Story

    by | Read by Phil Morris

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Performing this moving history from surviving members of the iconic singing group The Blind Boys of Alabama, Phil Morris captures the joys, hardships, and pathos woven into their 80-plus years of performing Black gospel music. You can hear the reverence Morris feels as he describes the pivotal periods of American history the evolving members of the group somehow survived. Their... Read More

  • THE OTHER FAB FOUR

    THE OTHER FAB FOUR The Remarkable True Story of the Liverbirds, Britain's First Female Rock Band

    by Mary McGlory, Sylvia Saunders | Read by Mary McGlory, Sylvia Wiggins

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Mary McGlory and Sylvia Saunders/Wiggins are the authors and narrators of this eccentric musical memoir. Both women are grand storytellers, although Wiggins is the smoother narrator, injecting more rhythm and modulation into her chapters. McGlory has the thicker Liverpool accent. Together, the pair re-create the musical history of their all-women band, the Liverbirds. The group... Read More

  • GODDESS OF THE RIVER

    GODDESS OF THE RIVER

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Vaishnavi Patel | Read by Sneha Mathan

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    Sneha Mathan gives a dramatic performance of this story about Ganga, the Hindu mythological goddess of the river. Mathan's resonant voice adds emotional depth to her portrayal of Ganga, who experiences mortality before she is transformed back into a goddess who is unable to shed her bonds with the human experience--or the mortal son she has been forced to leave behind. Through... Read More

  • JUST FOR THE SUMMER

    JUST FOR THE SUMMER

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Abby Jimenez | Read by Christine Lakin, Zachary Webber

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Fans of the author will welcome back familiar narrators in this stand-alone rom-com. Every woman Justin dates finds her soulmate immediately after they break up. Emma, who is similarly cursed, messages Justin after reading a Reddit thread about his love troubles. The two decide to "fake date" in the hope that their curses will cancel each other out. Real feelings develop... Read More

  • WE ARE HOME

    WE ARE HOME Becoming American in the 21st Century: An Oral History

    by Ray Suarez | Read by Ray Suarez

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Longtime television and radio broadcaster Ray Suarez's professional voice, ease of delivery, and acute sense of story are a pleasure to listen to. His intimate performance gives the many oral histories and profiles in this audiobook a cumulative power. An empathetic reporter, Suarez has spent years gathering the material for this timely appreciation of immigrants at this... Read More

  • THE MASTERS: CURATED AUDIO EXCERPTS

    THE MASTERS: CURATED AUDIO EXCERPTS Historic Recordings with Lennon, Jagger, Townshend, Garcia, Bono, and Springsteen

    by Jann S. Wenner et al. | Read by Jann S. Wenner et al.

    Hachette Audio | Audio Program
    Contemporary Culture

    The cofounder of ROLLING STONE magazine, Jann Wenner, has released these original recordings of his interviews with superstar artists Bruce Springsteen, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Jerry Garcia, and Pete Townsend. The audiobook is a mixed bag, hampered at times by decades-old recordings. The interviews range from amazing statements by John Lennon to indecipherable... Read More

  • HBCU MADE

    HBCU MADE A Celebration of the Black College Experience

    by Ayesha Rascoe [Ed.] | Read by Ayesha Rascoe, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Brandon Gilpin, Nichole Perkins, April Ryan, Karen Chilton, Adam Lazarre-White

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are celebrated in this moving, inspirational audiobook. Karen Chilton, Adam Lazarre-White, and original contributors, including author Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, narrate passages about what brought individual students to HBCUs and how their lives were changed. The result is a seamless listening experience. Contributors... Read More

  • HOW TO WIN AN INFORMATION WAR

    HOW TO WIN AN INFORMATION WAR The Propagandist Who Outwitted Hitler

    by Peter Pomerantsev | Read by Matthew Waterson

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    History buffs will relish this well-narrated history of Britain's wartime disinformation campaign against Germany, but it also speaks to a broader listenership. The author is Ukrainian born, a respected British journalist, and a disinformation expert. He focuses on Thomas Sefton Delmer, a Britisher born and raised in Germany, and a master of German speech and slang. Delmer's... Read More

  • THE PRISONER'S THRONE

    THE PRISONER'S THRONE The Stolen Heir Duology, Book 2

    by Holly Black | Read by Barrett Leddy

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Barrett Leddy narrates the final audiobook in the Stolen Heir duology, told from the perspective of Prince Oak, who has been captured. Trapped in prison, he is hopelessly in love with his captor, Queen Wren. Leddy captures Oak's desperate conviction and smooth talking, both of which are intended to prove that Wren has his loyalty. With Queen Jude and King Cardan on their way... Read More

  • PATTERNMASTER

    PATTERNMASTER Patternist, Book 4

    by Octavia E. Butler | Read by Robin Miles

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    The final installment in the Patternist series is actually the author's first novel, originally published in 1976. Robin Miles narrates the series. In the distant future, the world has evolved such that the Patternists are now the dominant culture. They use their telepathic powers to rule and enslave "lesser" beings. Two brothers, Coransee and Teray, vie to become the... Read More

  • A NASTY LITTLE WAR

    A NASTY LITTLE WAR The Western Intervention into the Russian Civil War

    by Anna Reid | Read by Anna Reid

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    It's difficult not to recommend an audiobook this well researched and performed but just as difficult to recommend a history so unrelentingly horrific. Author Anna Reid is a gifted narrator and an equally fine storyteller--brisk, forceful, incisive. Her account of the civil war that followed the 1917 Russian Revolution portrays the international force that was sent to topple... Read More

  • SPLINTERS

    SPLINTERS Another Kind of Love Story

    by Leslie Jamison | Read by Leslie Jamison

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Essayist and novelist Leslie Jamison chooses the tone and pacing of her narration as carefully as she selects the details of her powerful writing. These qualities, along with her candidness, invite listeners deep into her memories, which include the flower-filled hospital room where she stayed after delivering her daughter and desperate Internet searches for relief from her... Read More

  • SAVING EMMA

    SAVING EMMA

    by Allen Eskens | Read by Gary Tiedemann, Matt Godfrey, Saskia Maarleveld, Janina Edwards, Timothy Pabon

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Boady Sanden is a lawyer with lots of baggage, and it all gets unloaded in this audiobook. What starts with a request to get a new trial for a wrongly convicted murderer and seeming clairvoyant turns into a far more complex story involving Emma, whom he has raised since her father and mother's deaths and never fully come to grips with. Delivered by a team of narrators, with... Read More

  • THE CITY OF STARDUST

    THE CITY OF STARDUST

    by Georgia Summers | Read by Kitty Parker

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Kitty Parker narrates a lush and atmospheric romantasy. In each generation, the most talented Everly is taken as payment for a wrong committed centuries earlier--until Violet Everly decides to break the curse. Parker's impeccable delivery perfectly matches the dense and sensuous tone of the story, emphasizing the moody and mysterious world in which Violet finds herself cast... Read More

  • A LOVE SONG FOR RICKI WILDE

    A LOVE SONG FOR RICKI WILDE

    by Tia Williams | Read by Mela Lee, Preston Butler III

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Narrators Preston Butler III and Mela Lee beautifully portray a modern-day love story with deep connections to the Harlem Renaissance. Lee's upbeat tone and expressive voice embody Ricki Wilde, a bright, impulsive young woman who is opening a flower shop in Harlem with the help of her feisty 96-year-old landlady, Ms. Della. Lee has an uncanny way of adding and removing years... Read More

  • THIS COULD BE US

    THIS COULD BE US Skyland, Book 2

    by Kennedy Ryan | Read by Inés del Castillo, Jakobi Diem, Kennedy Ryan

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Inés del Castillo and Jakobi Diem captivate listeners in this heartfelt contemporary romance. Soledad Barnes is a planner with many talents who loves her three daughters unconditionally. When disaster strikes and shakes up her entire life due to her husband's deceit and lies, Soledad rediscovers her self-worth and confidence with the help of the admirable Judah Cross. Castillo... Read More

  • STILL SEE YOU EVERYWHERE

    STILL SEE YOU EVERYWHERE Frankie Elkin, Book 3

    by Lisa Gardner | Read by Hillary Huber

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Thriller fans will be delighted that Hillary Huber continues her successful run as narrator of the Frankie Elkin series. In the third installment, Huber brings out the sassy charm of Frankie, an unconventional cold case investigator. She's hired by a serial killer on death row to locate her little sister, who disappeared in Hawaii. Huber impeccably pronounces the audiobook's... Read More

  • CALIFORNIA BEAR

    CALIFORNIA BEAR

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Duane Swierczynski | Read by James Urbaniak, Jesse Vilinsky, Duane Swierczynski

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrators James Urbaniak and Jesse Vilinsky grip listeners throughout the roller-coaster ride of this inventive thriller. The story features the California Bear, a serial killer who mysteriously disappeared decades ago. As interest in the long dormant case is reignited, an ex-police detective, Hightower, and his cohorts go on a mission to reveal the real Bear. The plot unfolds... Read More

  • LOVING YOU ALWAYS

    LOVING YOU ALWAYS Bennetts, Book 2

    by Kennedy Ryan | Read by Kai Kennicott, Corvin King

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Kai Kennicott and Corvin King bring their vocal talents to the fore in this emotionally charged audiobook, which tells the story of Kerris Moreton's conflicted heart. Kerris stands at a crossroads between her commitments and her undeniable connection to Walsh Bennett. Her story is woven with complex layers of feeling, and Kennicott's performance deeply resonates as she... Read More

  • CANADIAN BOYFRIEND

    CANADIAN BOYFRIEND

    by Jenny Holiday | Read by Joshua Jackson, Emily Ellet

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Narrators Emily Ellet and Joshua Jackson delight listeners with this endearing contemporary romance. Aurora Evans thought she would never again come face-to-face with Mike Martin, her fake Canadian boyfriend from the past. Now Mike is a pro hockey player and single dad in need of a nanny. Aurora and Mike discover they each have past traumas that they can overcome together. In a... Read More

  • CLEVER CREATURES OF THE NIGHT

    CLEVER CREATURES OF THE NIGHT

    by Samantha Mabry | Read by Ana Osorio

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Ana Osorio narrates with youthful wonder and gentle breathiness, adding to the atmospheric quality of this young adult horror story. When Case arrives at her friend Drea's house in rural Texas after receiving an invitation, she meets strange and unhelpful housemates--and Drea is nowhere to be found. Osorio's voice shifts to a tone of anxiety as Case gradually realizes that... Read More

  • MISSING WHITE WOMAN

    MISSING WHITE WOMAN

    by Kellye Garrett | Read by Ariel Blake

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    This compelling psychological thriller adroitly weaves together a murder mystery with salient truths about being Black and in the crosshairs of law enforcement. Breanna's romantic vacation in New York City with her boyfriend, Ty, becomes a nightmare when a stranger winds up dead inside their swanky vacation rental and Ty goes missing. Ariel Blake skillfully conveys Breanna's... Read More

  • HOW YOU GET THE GIRL

    HOW YOU GET THE GIRL

    by Anita Kelly | Read by Lindsey Dorcus, Gail Shalan

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Lindsey Dorcus and Gail Shalan's wonderfully matched dual narration gives a satisfying emotional fullness to this warmhearted contemporary romance set on the sneaker-streaked hardwood courts of Tennessee. When former professional basketball player Elle Cochrane takes in her cousin's daughter, Vanessa, it draws her reluctantly back into the basketball world. Recognizing the... Read More

  • NIGHTBLOOM

    NIGHTBLOOM

    by Peace Adzo Medie | Read by Jessica Sarkodie, Ekua Ekumah, Sarah Dorgbadzi

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    This complicated story of friendship, migration, and loss is told by Jessica Sarkodie, Ekua Ekumah, and Sarah Dorgbadzi. They create a delightful listening experience with lilting rhythms of slightly accented English. The trio display the variety of personalities in Ghanaian women as depicted in this tale of Selasi and Akorfa. As children, the two girls are best friends,... Read More

  • THE DARKNESS BEFORE THEM

    THE DARKNESS BEFORE THEM Soulfire Saga, Book 1

    by Matthew Ward | Read by Sara Novak

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Sara Novak narrates the first installment of a new trilogy called The Soulfire Saga. Kat is a trained thief who is hoping to wipe out her father's debt. When a planned heist goes awry, she is sentenced to be executed and is then rescued by rebels. Everything gets much more complicated as political intrigue unfolds. The audiobook begins with the cast of characters and concludes... Read More

  • THE SUN SETS IN SINGAPORE

    THE SUN SETS IN SINGAPORE

    by Kehinde Fadipe | Read by Dami Olukoya

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Dami Olukoya juggles the three central female characters in this audiobook. The lives of these expatriates play out amid the luxury of Singapore. Olukoya moves between Dara, an ambitious lawyer on her way to making partner; Amaka, a banker obsessed with designer brands; and Lillian, the newbie expat wife. Olukoya sets a quick pace, playing up the humor laced throughout the... Read More

  • THE ASCENT

    THE ASCENT

    by Adam Plantinga | Read by Charles Halford, Christine Lakin

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    The dual narration team of Charles Halford and Christine Lakin keeps this audiobook thriller moving along--actually, straight up, as the title suggests. Kurt, a former cop, is busted on trumped-up charges and finds himself headed to prison. That same day, Julie, the governor's daughter, is set to tour the facility. The day goes horribly wrong, and they end up trapped. Their... Read More

  • THE ATLAS MANEUVER

    THE ATLAS MANEUVER Cotton Malone, Book 18

    by Steve Berry | Read by Scott Brick

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    In this eighteenth entry in Berry's bestselling Cotton Malone series, narrator Scott Brick shepherds the new adventure with perfect pacing and emphasis. A CIA investigation into a stockpile of WWII Japanese gold stashed in Luxembourg's Bank of St. George pushes retired Justice Department operative Malone out of his Copenhagen bookstore and back into action, babysitting the... Read More

  • IN THE SHADOW OF FEAR

    IN THE SHADOW OF FEAR America and the World in 1950

    by Nick Bunker | Read by Rich Miller

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Rich Miller gives a solid narration of this history of the United States' transition from the post-WWII alliance to the beginning of the Cold War in 1949-50. Bunker shows us the people who made history with all of their foibles, hypocrisy, and human flaws. All of them are very human beings filled with confidence and, all too often, not much wisdom. My father and mother both... Read More

  • HOW MIGRATION REALLY WORKS

    HOW MIGRATION REALLY WORKS The Facts About the Most Divisive Issue in Politics

    by Hein de Haas | Read by Matthew Spencer

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    This timely audiobook on migration translates extremely well to audio due to its straightforward organization and clear summaries of statistical material. Matthew Spencer's measured pacing and professorial tone are well suited to represent the author, a Dutch sociologist who is director of Oxford University's International Migration Institute. The audiobook begins with precise... Read More

  • FINDING MR. PURRFECT

    FINDING MR. PURRFECT

    by Gary Codi | Read by Henriette Zoutomou

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Narrator Henriette Zoutomou entices the listener into this story of frenemies who conduct a fake romance. Charity Simmons is a baker and part owner of a cat café; Will Schwartz is a marketing executive. Charity needs a boyfriend in order to stop her parents from trying to match her up with men they deem "appropriate." She turns to Will for help. Zoutomou provides Charity's... Read More

  • THIS IS THE HONEY

    THIS IS THE HONEY An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Kwame Alexander [Ed.] | Read by Mahogany L. Brown, Joel Damany Steingold

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Poetry & Drama

    Anyone who wants to know what's going on in contemporary Black poetry should seek out this anthology. Most of the big names, including Rita Dove and Nikki Giovanni, are here, as are a great many less famous but highly skilled poets. The quality of the poems ranges from quite good to fabulous; there's not a lemon in this bushel. Performers Mahogany L. Brown and Joel Damany... Read More

  • SO LET THEM BURN

    SO LET THEM BURN Divine Traitors, Book 1

    by Kamilah Cole | Read by Kamali Minter, Keylor Leigh

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Two incendiary performances make this debut fantasy soar. Five years ago, Faron became the Child Empyrean, a conduit for the power of the gods to overthrow the Langley Empire's hold on her island home. At 17, she's chafing at the title. An angsty edge to narrator Kamali Minter's voice distinguishes Faron from her scrupulous older sister, Elara, voiced by Keylor Leigh with... Read More

  • BERRY SONG

    BERRY SONG

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Michaela Goade | Read by Erin Tripp

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    This ode to the berry-rich land by Tlingit author and Caldecott Medalist Michaela Goade finds its ideal narrator in Erin Tripp, who is Lingít Deisheetaan. Tripp's skill with the Tlingit language is matched by her feeling for the ebb and flow of Goade's English text. The audiobook opens with a recitation of the many different berries of Sitka, Alaska, in both Lingít and English... Read More

  • THE LOST TOMB

    THE LOST TOMB And Other Real-Life Stories of Bones, Burials, and Murder

    by Douglas Preston, David Grann [Fore.] | Read by Will Collyer

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Will Collyer's narration will hook listeners as author Douglas Preston reveals an assortment of true stories behind his fictional works. Listeners will have to wait for the final chapter to hear about the tomb where several of Ramses II's sons were laid to rest, protected by curses that are both amusing and chilling in Collyer's narration. Collyer also brings drama to his... Read More

  • MADNESS

    MADNESS Race and Insanity in a Jim Crow Asylum

    by Antonia Hylton | Read by Antonia Hylton

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Antonia Hylton does a bang-up job narrating her own work, a searing account of Crownsville Hospital, a segregated mental institution in Maryland that served as a dumping ground for any Black person whom white authorities found inconvenient. Crownsville was, for much of its 93-year history, not a place of healing, despite the best efforts of some staff members. Instead, it was a... Read More

  • SLOW NOODLES

    SLOW NOODLES A Cambodian Memoir of Love, Loss, and Family Recipes

    by Chantha Nguon, Kim Green | Read by Clara Kim

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Clara Kim narrates her mother's memoir. The initial chapters describe Nguon's early years in Cambodia, which were filled with the abundance of her mother's gifted cooking and the love of her older siblings. Interspersed are joyfully remembered recipes. Sadly, Kim's narration fails to capture the elegance of this memoir's language. Later, when Pol Pot's genocide necessitates... Read More

  • TRIPPING ON UTOPIA

    TRIPPING ON UTOPIA Margaret Mead, the Cold War, and the Troubled Birth of Psychedelic Science

    by Benjamin Breen | Read by Suzanne Toren

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    This revealing and provocative audiobook argues that the 1960s weren't the birth of psychedelic research--but the end of a long first chapter dating back to the 1920s. Golden Voice narrator Suzanne Toren effectively balances an account filled with ironies and reversals. The protagonist is famed anthropologist Margaret Mead, an undeserving casualty of the backlash against '60s... Read More

  • OLD CRIMES

    OLD CRIMES and Other Stories

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Jill McCorkle | Read by Jill McCorkle, Hayden Bishop, Teralyn Davis, Marcella Cox, Kathy Bell Denton, Cary Hite

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Author Jill McCorkle joins a talented group of narrators in a memorable performance of her terrific new short story collection. Sly, funny, perceptive, and searing, the stories explore what gets us through our days and years. Hayden Bishop, Teralyn Davis, Marcella Cox, Kathy Bell Denton, and Cary Hite bring a euphonious mix of Southern accents and helpful interpretations of the... Read More

  • ORDINARY HUMAN FAILINGS

    ORDINARY HUMAN FAILINGS

    by Megan Nolan | Read by Jessica Regan

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    While Nolan's novel begins as a police procedural, it soon evolves, with the help of narrator Jessica Regan, into a study of hereditary hopelessness. In England, as police investigate the murder of a small child, the novel pulls back the curtain on life in the 1990s with a focus on political and social forces of the period. Regan's prodigious range guides the portrayal of the... Read More

  • ALL THE LITTLE BIRD-HEARTS

    ALL THE LITTLE BIRD-HEARTS

    by Viktoria Lloyd-Barlow | Read by Rose Akroyd

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Rose Akroyd narrates this Booker Prize-longlisted novel about an autistic woman who is navigating a neurotypical world as a single parent. Sunday Forrester lives a quiet life in rural England with her daughter. She has "quiet days" and most of the time eats only white foods. When a middle-aged couple moves into the neighborhood, Sunday and her teenage daughter become smitten... Read More

  • OATH AND HONOR

    OATH AND HONOR A Memoir and a Warning

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Liz Cheney | Read by Liz Cheney

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    This memoir about the investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the Capitol combines an able narration by author Liz Cheney with clips of quoted material from actual sources, such as news reports and recorded speeches. As a result, the work has a sense of immediacy that cannot be duplicated in print. Because she was a longtime U.S. representative, Cheney knows how to... Read More

  • THE EDGE

    THE EDGE 6:20 Man, Book 2

    by David Baldacci | Read by Zachary Webber, Erin Cottrell, Will Collyer, Erin Bennett, Tiffany Smith

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    The much anticipated sequel to THE 6:20 MAN immerses listeners in the murder of Jenny Silkwell, a CIA operative who had returned to her hometown in coastal Maine to settle unfinished business. Narrator Zachary Webber leads the ensemble cast of Tiffany Smith, Will Collyer, Erin Cottrell, and Erin Bennett. Under the guise of being a federal agent, Travis Devine comes to town and... Read More

  • FOR NEVER & ALWAYS

    FOR NEVER & ALWAYS

    by Helena Greer | Read by Mara Wilson, Emil Benjamin

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Mara Wilson and Emil Benjamin narrate a second-chance romance. Hannah Rosenstein and Levi Matthews were each other's first love and first heartbreak. After five years apart, can they rekindle their relationship? Wilson captures Hannah's anxieties over her job, her life, her relationship with Levi--anxiety about everything, really--but never lets it overwhelm Hannah as a person.... Read More

  • RED RIVER SEVEN

    RED RIVER SEVEN

    by A.J. Ryan | Read by Steven Brand

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Steven Brand narrates this atmospheric thriller. Seven people awaken on a boat with no memory of who they are or how they got there. As they follow instructions periodically provided to them by an unseen force, a dangerous mission full of dark secrets unfolds. Brand expertly manages the intensity of his narration as the unnamed protagonist and his companions navigate mysterious... Read More

  • CLAY'S ARK

    CLAY'S ARK Patternist, Book 3

    by Octavia E. Butler | Read by Robin Miles

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Robin Miles effectively serves as tour guide for the vacation from hell that is detailed in this audiobook. An extended off-the-grid family abducts Dr. Blake Maslin and his teenage twin daughters. Their captors have received superhuman abilities from an alien virus, and they infect the Maslins to increase their tribe's numbers. Miles smoothly reflects the minds of the... Read More

  • THE DEMON SWORD ASPERIDES

    THE DEMON SWORD ASPERIDES

    by Sarah Jean Horwitz | Read by Mark Sanderlin

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    There's both humor and poignancy in this middle-grade fantasy. Mark Sanderlin animates the cast of characters, including young Nack Furnival, who desperately wants to be a knight; a goth girl necromancer and the bad guy she helps resurrect; a seer; and knights Willa and Barb. Nack thinks the sword he happens upon in a cave is an angel blade like the ones other knights carry,... Read More

  • MY HOME TEAM

    MY HOME TEAM A Sportswriter's Life and the Redemptive Power of Small-Town Girls Basketball

    by Dave Kindred | Read by Dave Kindred

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Longtime sportswriter Dave Kindred narrates his memoir, which canvases his 80-plus years--from growing up and covering sports in a variety of places to retiring in the plains country of Illinois. His retirement "job" is covering a high school girls basketball team. When Kindred's wife becomes ill, covering the team becomes a catharsis. His voice and words suggest sweetness,... Read More

  • IMAGO

    IMAGO Xenogenesis, Book 3

    by Octavia E. Butler | Read by Ron Butler

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    This classic postapocalyptic science-fiction novel is newly brought to life through the stunning narration of Ron Butler. Ron's years of experience as a voice actor shine in this sensitive and meaningful performance. Combining Octavia Butler's imagination, creativity, and expansive views with Ron Butler's narration--simultaneously very deep and matter of fact--creates a... Read More

  • OUTRAGE MACHINE

    OUTRAGE MACHINE How Tech Amplifies Discontent, Disrupts Democracy--And What We Can Do About It

    by Tobias Rose-Stockwell | Read by Justin Price, Bolton Marsh, Tobias Rose-Stockwell

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    It's not just you. Social media is built around a model that encourages conflict and rewards users with more of the same. It's refreshing that Justin Price's performance is so warm and, in a welcome contrast to the subject matter, thoughtful and evenly paced. Listeners are provided a clear, concise history of the Internet and social media. Why do people gravitate so quickly to... Read More

  • THE NEW NATURALS

    THE NEW NATURALS

    by Gabriel Bump | Read by Robin Miles

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Robin Miles brings to life this compelling and thought-provoking novel about grief, connection, and hope. After the loss of their infant, a college professor named Rio and her husband, Gibraltar, decide to create a safe haven in Massachusetts. They build an underground sanctuary for those who are finding it impossible to deal with today's frightening and ever-changing world.... Read More

  • WE MUST NOT THINK OF OURSELVES

    WE MUST NOT THINK OF OURSELVES

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Lauren Grodstein | Read by Brad Griffith, Jesse Vilinsky, Sharon Freedman, Amir Levi, Rich Keeble

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    Five remarkable narrators create an unforgettable portrait of the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII. Brad Griffith provides the main narration as Adam Paskow, a language and literature teacher who lost his beloved wife, Kasia. After being relocated to the Warsaw Ghetto, he is recruited by the real-life Oneg Shabbat to document the histories of the Jews there. Jesse Vilinsky, Sharon... Read More

  • WHAT WE SOW

    WHAT WE SOW On the Personal, Ecological, and Cultural Significance of Seeds

    by Jennifer Jewell | Read by Jennifer Jewell

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Jennifer Jewell does a fine job narrating her own work, a fascinating and sometimes frightening examination of the complex world of seeds. It is personal, political, and technical as it dives into the work of seeds, the threats they face, and the politics and economics that surround them. Jewell hosts a National Public Radio program and podcast, so she is no stranger to the art... Read More

  • THE ALTERNATIVE

    THE ALTERNATIVE How to Build a Just Economy

    by Nick Romeo | Read by Jamie Renell

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Business & Finance

    To riff on a statement by Winston Churchill, capitalism is the worst economic system--except for all the others. In this constructive and well-narrated audiobook, NEW YORKER journalist Nick Romeo introduces listeners to companies and jurisdictions that have successfully challenged traditional capitalism with projects such as true pricing, participatory budgeting, and guaranteed... Read More

  • BLOOD IN THE MACHINE

    BLOOD IN THE MACHINE The Origins of the Rebellion Against Big Tech

    by Brian Merchant | Read by Eric Jason Martin

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Eric Jason Martin presents this history of the Luddite Uprising in nineteenth-century England like a war correspondent embedded among the rampaging textile workers. His gung-ho narration enlivens the audiobook and complements the workers' fight for their livelihoods against the one percenters of that era. The audiobook sets the record straight regarding the goals of the... Read More

  • OWNING UP

    OWNING UP New Fiction

    by George Pelecanos | Read by Dion Graham

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Dion Graham skillfully breathes life into the diverse characters in Pelecanos's four novellas, vividly portraying the communities that constitute Washington, DC, beyond its political facade. Across different timeframes, these stories unveil ordinary individuals who are grappling with personal challenges and having to own up to them and take responsibility. Golden Voice Graham... Read More

  • RED STRING THEORY

    RED STRING THEORY

    by Lauren Kung Jessen | Read by Yu-Li Alice Shen, Andrew Grace

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Yu-Li Alice Shen and Andrew Grace deliver this believable romance with a duet-style narration. Rooney, an artist, is enraptured with Chinese red string lore, the belief that love is tied to fate. Jack is a NASA engineer visiting New York. A chance encounter at a Lantern Festival party leads to a fabulous night that ends with a wrong number exchange. Several months later, the... Read More

  • YOUR UTOPIA

    YOUR UTOPIA Stories

    by Bora Chung, Anton Hur [Trans.] | Read by Greta Jung

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Greta Jung performs these science-fiction stories from National Book Award finalists Bora Chung and translator Anton Hur. In one story, an elevator falls in love with one of the residents in its building. In another story, a robot tries to survive in a postapocalyptic world in which humans are nearly extinct. Jung narrates the audiobook with deep understanding of the characters... Read More

  • BREAKING TWITTER

    BREAKING TWITTER Elon Musk and the Most Controversial Corporate Takeover in History

    by Ben Mezrich | Read by Will Collyer

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Business & Finance

    This fast-paced story of Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter is delivered with palpable relish by Will Collyer. Recounting the saga from the points of view of several ex-employees, the author attempts to put Musk into context; ex- (and perhaps current employees) talk about a man who is brilliant, engaging, funny, and always contrarian. He is also alone, lonely, and, after a year of... Read More

  • JUSTINIAN

    JUSTINIAN Emperor, Soldier, Saint

    by Peter Sarris | Read by Mark Elstob

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Mark Elstob is especially effective at narrating classical history, medieval fantasy, and complicated scientific and theoretical narratives. His deliberate pace, expressive diction, and carefully calibrated tone are invaluable to the listener who is less informed about subjects remote, specialized, or abstract. Those skills prove essential in this portrayal of the sixth-century... Read More

  • THE MADSTONE

    THE MADSTONE

    by Elizabeth Crook | Read by Will Collyer

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Western

    Will Collyer narrates this tale set in 1868 in Texas. Nineteen-year-old Benjamin Shreve writes a letter to a boy named Tot, describing how he met Tot and his mother and the short time they spent traveling together. Collyer infuses Shreve with a heart of gold and a spine of steel. Listeners will feel the slow tug when Shreve first sees and then falls in love with fully pregnant... Read More

  • SEEK

    SEEK How Curiosity Can Transform Your Life and Change the World

    by Scott Shigeoka | Read by Scott Shigeoka

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    This useful and often moving audiobook is the latest manifestation of the author's lifelong interest in promoting curiosity in people--about themselves, others, and the world around them. His performance is a wonderful vehicle for his altruistic message and charming personal stories. His youthful narration is occasionally overly precise, but the combination of innocent devotion... Read More

  • SING A BLACK GIRL'S SONG

    SING A BLACK GIRL'S SONG The Unpublished Work of Ntozake Shange

    by Ntozake Shange, Imani Perry, Tarana Burke | Read by Alfre Woodard, D. Woods, Regina Taylor, Lynn Whitfield, Okwui Okpokwasili, Ifa Bayeza, Imani Perry, Robin Miles, Tarana Burke, Savannah Shange

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Poetry & Drama

    Ntozake Shange's posthumous unpublished collection of plays, poems, and essays is brought to life by a stellar ensemble of narrators. It begins with Tarana Burke's personal foreword on meeting Shange and leads into Imani Perry's soft-spoken narration. Her even tone encourages reflection by anyone who connects with Shange's work, which has impacted Black women for decades. Each... Read More

  • ALEX CROSS MUST DIE

    ALEX CROSS MUST DIE Alex Cross, Book 31

    by James Patterson | Read by Wayne Carr, Inger Tudor, Zeno Robinson, William Christopher Stephens, Peter Giles, Kiff VandenHeuvel, Jim Meskimen

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Fans of James Patterson will no doubt appreciate the latest installment in the Alex Cross series. A cast of thousands (OK, 7) take on roles that range from good cops to killers, spouses, and family members in what sounds like a made-for-TV drama. Wayne Carr does an excellent job portraying the gravitas, intellect, and humanity of Cross. Kiff VandenHeuvel serves double duty as a... Read More

  • THE COURT AT WAR

    THE COURT AT WAR FDR, His Justices, and the World They Made

    by Cliff Sloan | Read by Brian Troxell

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Although the current controversies surrounding the Supreme Court may seem like a new phenomenon, this captivating audiobook dispels that notion and highlights how the Court has frequently been a political lightning rod. Brian Troxell sounds like your favorite history professor as he uses emotion, intensity, varied voices, and inflection to bring to life the many personalities... Read More

  • THE YEAR OF THE RAT

    THE YEAR OF THE RAT Pacy Lin, Book 2

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Grace Lin | Read by Kim Mai Guest, Grace Lin

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Kim Mai Guest narrates this stand-alone sequel. The story is about Pacy's life in New Hartford, New York, and the many changes she experiences throughout a calendar year. Pacy faces her best friend's move to California, her fear of losing a library book, her concern over her future as an author and illustrator, and her understanding of where, as a Chinese American, she fits... Read More

  • THE PHOENIX KING

    THE PHOENIX KING The Ravence Trilogy, Book 1

    by Aparna Verma | Read by Soneela Nankani, Deepti Gupta, Vikas Adam, Akshay Kumar

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    The powerhouse ensemble of Soneela Nankani, Deepti Gupta, Vikas Adam, and Akshay Kumar present this sprawling fantasy set in an Indian-inspired futuristic desert kingdom. Nankani delights as proud and prickly Elena Aadya, who is on the verge of assuming her country's throne--if she can master the unpredictable fire magic of her royal lineage. Disgraced assassin Yassen,... Read More

  • TWIN CITIES

    TWIN CITIES My Life as a Black Cop and a Championship Coach

    by Charles Adam, Jason Turbow | Read by Leon Nixon, Charles Adams [Intro.]

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    The perspective of this audio memoir is interesting: A Black cop in Minneapolis is a school security officer who doubles as the football coach. As author Charles Adams opens up about the challenges of his jobs, he is candid about inner-city problems and offers solutions. The venerable Leon Nixon shapes the memoir using inflection at all the right moments. He imitates angry men... Read More

  • THE HUNGRY SEASON

    THE HUNGRY SEASON A Journey of War, Love, and Survival

    by Lisa M. Hamilton | Read by Lisa M. Hamilton

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Journalist Lisa M. Hamilton uses a neutral tone, raising her volume occasionally to highlight extremes as she tells the story of Ia Moua, a Hmong immigrant who escaped wartime Laos and holed up in a Thai refugee camp, finally making her way to Fresno, California. The steadiness of Hamilton's voice is anchoring as Ia deals with beatings by her husband, the guns of invasive... Read More

  • LENA HORNE

    LENA HORNE Goddess Reclaimed

    by Donald Bogle | Read by Donald Bogle

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Donald Bogle's narration may fall short of sounding polished, but he performs with relaxed confidence that will draw listeners into this audiobook. His vocal character matches his status as an expert on Black cinema history and the life of the singer and groundbreaking actor Lena Horne. After her show business beginnings in Black New York City nightclubs, Horne worked in 1950s... Read More

  • THE RUNNING GRAVE

    THE RUNNING GRAVE Cormoran Strike, Book 7

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Robert Galbraith | Read by Robert Glenister

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Series narrator Robert Glenister is spot-on delivering Book 7 in this popular series. PI Cormoran Strike is thinner and almost alcohol-free, while his work partner, Robin, is romantically involved with a hunky cop. They're hired to search for a man being held against his will within the Universal Humanitarian Church, a religious cult whose members keep disappearing. Robin goes... Read More

  • RESURRECTION WALK

    RESURRECTION WALK Lincoln Lawyer, Book 7

    by Michael Connelly | Read by Peter Giles, Titus Welliver, Christine Lakin

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Peter Giles masterfully portrays the Lincoln Lawyer, Mickey Haller, a defense attorney whose office is his car. Giles is joined by Titus Welliver, as LAPD Detective Harry Bosch, and Christine Lakin, as Renée Ballard. Haller, having just experienced the exhilaration of overturning an innocent man's conviction, has launched his own innocence project. With Bosch's help, Haller is... Read More

  • INDIGENOUS INGENUITY

    INDIGENOUS INGENUITY A Celebration of Traditional North American Knowledge

    by Deidre Havrelock, Edward Kay | Read by Erin Tripp

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Erin Tripp chronicles the scientific advancements of the Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island, or North America, in a matter-of-fact voice that complements the narrative. An introduction includes a note on pronunciations and word usage. Throughout each section, extra facts and information are shared, offering more context for the listener. As Tripp covers topics that range from... Read More

  • EVERYTHING I LEARNED, I LEARNED IN A CHINESE RESTAURANT

    EVERYTHING I LEARNED, I LEARNED IN A CHINESE RESTAURANT A Memoir

    by Curtis Chin | Read by Curtis Chin

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Curtis Chin smoothly narrates this memoir of his life and his family's Chinese restaurant, where he worked while growing up. Don't listen to this audiobook when you're hungry--all the food sounds delicious! Chin was raised in Detroit in the 1980s by a mother who set high standards for him and his siblings because she herself wasn't allowed to finish school. He learns how to... Read More

  • LESLIE F*CKING JONES

    LESLIE F*CKING JONES

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Leslie Jones | Read by Leslie Jones, Chris Rock [Fore.]

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    In her own inimitable style, Leslie Jones tells listeners how she embraced and reveled in her self-worth, and learned more than a few hard lessons en route to becoming a larger-than-life comic performer. Before GHOSTBUSTERS and "Saturday Night Live," Jones came into her own at comedy clubs in Los Angeles and New York City, making a name for herself and developing her voice. No... Read More

  • TO THE TEMPLE OF TRANQUILITY...AND STEP ON IT!

    TO THE TEMPLE OF TRANQUILITY...AND STEP ON IT! A Memoir

    by Ed Begley Jr. | Read by Ed Begley Jr.

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Beloved actor Ed Begley Jr. narrates his own deeply confessional memoir about making mistakes in Hollywood, learning to find his center, and the joy of activism. From a young age, Begley found himself in a world of complicated family dynamics, substance abuse, and a unique friend group that both pulled him into and got him out of trouble. Inspired by decades of personal... Read More

  • THE BIG TIME

    THE BIG TIME How the 1970s Transformed Sports in America

    by Michael MacCambridge | Read by Sean Runnette

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Sean Runnette is comfortable with the athletes' names, the jargon, and the general tone of this audiobook. He's a good fit for MacCambridge's conversational style. The 1970s were a decade of fundamental change in American society, and nowhere was this more apparent than in the world of professional sports. At just under 18 hours, THE BIG TIME is sprawling--some long sections... Read More

  • THE COMBAT CODES

    THE COMBAT CODES The Combat Codes Saga, Book 1

    by Alexander Darwin | Read by Donald Chang

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Narrator Donald Chang faces a particular challenge with this audiobook: how to produce the sound of testosterone. In the world of this fantasy-adventure, warriors fight to determine the fate of nations. Chang skillfully animates the pair at the heart of this stirring work, former champion Grievar Murray Pearson and his latest protégé, the talented but callow Cego. In addition,... Read More

  • TRAIL OF THE LOST

    TRAIL OF THE LOST The Relentless Search to Bring Home the Missing Hikers of the Pacific Crest Trail

    by Andrea Lankford | Read by Kristi Burns

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Kristi Burns narrates in a confident tone as she recounts author Andrea Lankford's strong record of finding missing hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail, which runs from Mexico to Canada. Lankford's participation in searches dates back to her days as a national park ranger. Burns re-creates the varying moods of search parties along the PCT, the elation of making progress during... Read More

  • A HAUNTING ON THE HILL

    A HAUNTING ON THE HILL

    by Elizabeth Hand | Read by Carol Monda

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Horror

    Elizabeth Hand's riff on Shirley Jackson's HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, narrated with aplomb by Carol Monda, thrums with tension and dread. When New York City playwright Holly Sherwin stumbles across an eerie mansion in Upstate New York, she's certain it's the perfect place to rehearse her new play. Holly; her partner, Nisa; fading actress Amanda; and sound technician Stevie gather... Read More

  • OUR FRAGILE MOMENT

    OUR FRAGILE MOMENT How Lessons from Earth's Past Can Help Us Survive the Climate Crisis

    by Michael E. Mann | Read by Tim Campbell

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Mankind is facing a global climate crisis of our own making, and if we can learn from our past, we can save ourselves. But it will require worldwide cooperation. These are the key points of climate scientist Michael Mann's audiobook. Tim Campbell offers a straightforward narration. Listeners will be able to follow the author's logic and appreciate his discussion of climate... Read More

  • THE HEXOLOGISTS

    THE HEXOLOGISTS

    by Josiah Bancroft | Read by Sarah Slimani

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Sarah Slimani uses crisp consonants and fluid vowels as she inhabits the characters in this paranormal mystery set in an alternative universe where magicians, sorcerers, and powerful creatures hide in the shadows. Isolde Wilby's role as wielder of hexes meshes with her husband Warren's unassuming ways as a protector and a superb chef. Hired to locate the king's missing signet... Read More

  • HOMER AND HIS ILIAD

    HOMER AND HIS ILIAD

    by Robin Lane Fox | Read by Steve John Shepherd

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    An audiobook that tracks Homer's composition of THE ILIAD sounds speculative at best. Such discussions usually rely on verbs like "might have" and "could have." But working largely from the poem itself, Oxford scholar Fox assembles a remarkably rich and convincing portrait of a figure who could have composed and recited from memory a poem of over 15,000 lines. Narrator Robin... Read More

  • MADONNA

    MADONNA A Rebel Life

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Mary Gabriel | Read by Elise Arsenault

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Elise Arsenault expertly delivers a truly excellent and detailed look at singer Madonna's life. From her humble beginnings, Madonna has become an icon for her music, as well as the causes she has championed over the years, such as AIDS awareness. Despite her success, she, like many celebrities, has also endured criticism for her choices of artistic expression. Arsenault offers... Read More

  • TELL IT LIKE IT IS

    TELL IT LIKE IT IS My Story

    by Aaron Neville | Read by Aaron Neville

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Aaron Neville's fans will look past the author's flat performance and be moved by the poignancy of the R&B singer's story. He's fully present as a narrator, and listeners will hear the joys of his musical achievements and the sorrows of his on-and-off struggles with street drugs. Between his 1966 chart-busting single, "Tell it Like It Is," and his 2014 Grammy Hall of Fame... Read More

  • I WASN'T SUPPOSED TO BE HERE

    I WASN'T SUPPOSED TO BE HERE Finding My Voice, Finding My People, Finding My Way

    by Jonathan Conyers | Read by Jonathan Conyers with Imani Bruno, Dr. Jarvis Watson, Francisco A. Colón, Kristine DiColandrea, Pamela Matzner

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Memoirs narrated by their authors always sound more authentic. This audiobook is no different. Jonathan Conyers, who works with at-risk communities in Brooklyn, shares his complex personal story of growing up in a chaotic household with two parents whose drug addictions often kept the family homeless. Yet they were committed to their children obtaining an education. Conyers's... Read More

  • EMMETT

    EMMETT

    by L.C. Rosen | Read by Drew Caiden

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    This funny and sweet queer retelling of Jane Austen's EMMA, set in a wealthy Southern California high school, may remind listeners of the 1995 movie CLUELESS. Narrator Drew Caiden is pitch perfect as smart, handsome, popular Emmett. He prides himself on being nice and, as one of his acts of niceness, attempts to find a boyfriend for his former hookup. Caiden ably animates the... Read More

  • GOTH

    GOTH A History

    by Lol Tolhurst | Read by Lol Tolhurst, Budgie

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Lol Tolhurst of the goth band The Cure describes the feelings of otherness behind his music. In a rough timbre and British accent he reveals insights into goth music and literature. He recalls early musical influences, such as John Peel, the pirate radio veteran who joined the BBC, and growing up Catholic in protestant England. Tolhurst's voice still reflects his joy at... Read More

  • ONE FINE DAY

    ONE FINE DAY Britain's Empire on the Brink

    by Matthew Parker | Read by Ben Onwukwe

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    British actor Ben Onwukwe contributes the adamant and histrionic tone and British accent that are appropriate to a postcolonial audit of Britain's colonial past. The focal point of the narrative is September 29, 1923, the date that marked the Empire's greatest territorial expanse. All before that was acquisition; all after it, loss. And well-deserved loss, too, by this account.... Read More

  • DEAD MOUNTAIN

    DEAD MOUNTAIN Nora Kelly, Book 4

    by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child | Read by Cynthia Farrell

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Cynthia Farrell returns to skillfully voice a wide range of characters-- male and female--of all ages. In the fourth installment of the Nora Kelly series, junior FBI Agent Corrie Swanson partners with forensic archaeologist Nora Kelly to investigate the disappearance of nine graduate students during a winter backpacking trip in the New Mexico mountains. The discovery of six... Read More

  • THE TAO OF THE BACKUP CATCHER

    THE TAO OF THE BACKUP CATCHER Playing Baseball for the Love of the Game

    by Tim Brown, Erik Kratz [Contributor] | Read by Justin Price, Tim Brown

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    This audiobook takes a dramatic approach to the often unsung role of baseball's backup catchers, who may play only a few innings a week--or not at all. Narrator Justin Price gives them the emotion and drama they deserve, in part by slightly altering his voice for quotes. His delivery is a great example of how a narrator can use technique to capture the writing. Brown and... Read More

  • TESSA MIYATA IS NO HERO

    TESSA MIYATA IS NO HERO

    by Julie Abe | Read by Sura Siu

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Sura Siu creates a youthful, determined voice for almost-seventh-grader Tessa--who is heading to Japan for the summer to visit her paternal grandparents after getting in trouble at her summer camp in San Francisco. Before leaving, Tessa was visited by a mysterious figure who gave her multiple warnings of imminent danger. With great zeal, Siu establishes unique voices... Read More

  • TOUGH TITTIES

    TOUGH TITTIES On Living Your Best Life When You're the F-ing Worst

    by Laura Belgray | Read by Laura Belgray

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Author and narrator Laura Belgray offers an unfiltered and amusing retrospective on her life and career while delivering valuable life lessons. Belgray's quick-paced, well-modulated voice brings to life cringe-worthy and refreshingly honest episodes with a self-deprecating charm that only she could provide. She candidly shares her desires--fitting in with the "cool kids," being... Read More

  • HOW I WON A NOBEL PRIZE

    HOW I WON A NOBEL PRIZE

    by Julius Taranto | Read by Lauren Fortgang

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Lauren Fortgang performs this clever satirical novel with a quick pulse and a snappy cadence. She does a fine job adjusting to the mood swings as two courses of action--science and revolution--intersect. She gives Helen, the protagonist and self-referential narrator, a sense of the absurdity of her plight. A brilliant scientist with an extraordinary ability at calculation,... Read More

  • THE END OF REALITY

    THE END OF REALITY How Four Billionaires are Selling a Fantasy Future of the Metaverse, Mars, and Crypto

    by Jonathan Taplin | Read by Jason Culp

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Energetically narrated by Jason Culp, this excoriation of our social media-obsessed world, which is now flirting with AI-infused virtual reality--all foisted on us by Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Peter Thiel, and Marc Andreessen--is convincing, if disquieting. The author has a deep grasp of his subjects and subject matter. He identifies the ways that his four technocrats have... Read More

  • PHOEBE'S DIARY

    PHOEBE'S DIARY

    by Phoebe Wahl | Read by Phoebe Wahl

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Listening to PHOEBE'S DIARY, narrated by the author and artist, is like opening a time capsule from the mid-2000s. Amid pop-culture references like mix CDs and Myspace, drawn from her own diaries, Wahl delivers a charming and authentic look at her teen years. From first crushes to first kisses, from body image struggles to friendships and family dynamics, Wahl opens up as if... Read More

  • SCATTERSHOT

    SCATTERSHOT Life, Music, Elton, and Me

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Bernie Taupin | Read by John Lee, Bernie Taupin

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    After Elton John's songwriting collaborator delivers an introductory note with appealing sincerity, John Lee narrates Bernie Taupin's story with boyish charm and beguiling enthusiasm. His sensitivity to Taupin's perspectives and the rhythms of his literary writing is palpable and quite beautiful to hear. Taupin is an uncommon pop music guy--self-aware and humble. His literary... Read More

  • NO CRYING IN BASEBALL

    NO CRYING IN BASEBALL The Inside Story of a League of Their Own: Big Stars, Dugout Drama, and a Home Run for Hollywood

    by Erin Carlson | Read by Mia Hutchinson-Shaw

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    With its title coming from one of the most iconic film lines ever, this audiobook tells the story of the making of the famed 1992 movie A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN. It dives into the life of director Penny Marshall. While the author digs into the creation of the movie and its actors, Mia Hutchinson-Shaw gives an emotional narration that reflects the energy and happenings on and off... Read More

  • TEN BIRDS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

    TEN BIRDS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

    by Stephen Moss | Read by Stephen Moss

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Despite its somewhat overly dramatic title, this audiobook offers insights and fascinating tidbits about a variety of birds and their roles in human history. From ravens--first mentioned in the Book of Genesis--to Darwin's finches and their role in theories of evolution to emperor penguins and their future in the face of climate change, birds are a key indicator of our planet's... Read More

  • PAX

    PAX War and Peace in Rome's Golden Age

    by Tom Holland | Read by Tom Holland

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Popular historian Tom Holland will be familiar to many listeners through the books RUBICON and PERSIAN FIRE, and his podcast THE REST IS HISTORY. He is an effective narrator, but his thick British accent and higher pitch require some time to acclimate to. Holland's strength is his lively, richly detailed material, so immersive that a listener is soon swept up in the action and... Read More

  • ROME AND PERSIA

    ROME AND PERSIA The Seven Hundred Year Rivalry

    by Adrian Goldsworthy | Read by Mark Elstob

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Classical history, that most venerable of subjects, is most effectively narrated by British voices, the more cultivated the better. Mark Elstob fills that requirement with grace and precision, and with a composure that keeps the bloodier elements of ancient geopolitics at a comfortable distance. In historian and novelist Goldsworthy's history of the ancient West's most powerful... Read More

  • THE WONDER OF SMALL THINGS

    THE WONDER OF SMALL THINGS Poems of Peace and Renewal

    by James Crews [Ed.], Nikita Gill [Fore.] | Read by James Crews, Nikita Gill

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Poetry & Drama

    Themed poetry anthologies built around concrete topics such as children or gardens can contain immense variety. When they are built around feelings, however, they run the risk of being weighed down by the similarity in their works, especially in audio anthologies. So while the poems here are all good and all are read well, their single focus on a sense of wonder makes them... Read More

  • BUZZFEED UNSOLVED SUPERNATURAL

    BUZZFEED UNSOLVED SUPERNATURAL 101 True Tales of Hauntings, Demons, and the Paranormal

    by Ryan Bergara, Shane Madej | Read by Ryan Bergara, Shane Madej, Marc Vietor

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Hey there, demons! After seven spooky seasons of their beloved web series, cohosts Shane Madej and Ryan Bergara add Marc Vietor to the cast for their debut audiobook. Explore 101 creepy locations and the supernatural, otherworldly, and paranormal histories behind them. Vietor, the deliberately monotone narrator, introduces each case with a brief overview but is constantly... Read More

  • BOOK OF QUEENS

    BOOK OF QUEENS The True Story of the Middle Eastern Horsewomen Who Fought the War on Terror

    by Pardis Mahdavi | Read by Pardis Mahdavi, Shila Ommi, Suzanne Toren, Sitara Attaie, Nikki Massoud, Sean Rohani

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    This extensive anthology captures the histories of Persian and Afghan women who have fought and defended their country over centuries. The ensemble cast of narrators, including the author, come together to represent these varied profiles in all their vividness. With the production's mixture of male and female voices, fans of history and international fiction will find much to... Read More

  • THE JASAD HEIR

    THE JASAD HEIR

    by Sara Hashem | Read by Rasha Zamamiri, Peter Ganim

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Rasha Zamamiri and Peter Ganim narrate this Egyptian-inspired fantasy audiobook. Since the murder of her family and the outlawing of Jasadi magic 10 years ago, Sylvia, the Jasad heir, has been in hiding. But now she has a chance encounter with the Nizahl heir, Arin, who is hunting for a group of Jasadi rebels, and that encounter puts her quiet life in jeopardy. Sylvia's... Read More

  • THE THIRD DAUGHTER

    THE THIRD DAUGHTER Betrayal Prophecies, Book 1

    by Adrienne Tooley | Read by Rebecca Lee

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Rebecca Lee portrays characters of various social classes as she narrates this Sapphic fantasy. When the queen dies, religious prophecy declares that 13-year-old Brianne is the new queen--although her bossy older sister, Elodie, believes Brianne is unfit to rule. In a Cockney-like accent, commoner Sabine wrestles with her "darkness," a depression-like affliction that speaks to... Read More

  • BEYOND THE WALL

    BEYOND THE WALL A History of East Germany

    by Katja Hoyer | Read by Sam Peter Jackson

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    With a calm, even feel, actor/director and German native Sam Peter Jackson presents this detailed and intense insider's history of a newly minted post-WWII country that was often caught between Russian political purges and American Cold War pressures. This account is told from a fresh non-Western point of view, and Jackson's tone reflects the defiant pride in the author's... Read More

  • MY ROGUE TO RUIN

    MY ROGUE TO RUIN The Wild Wynchesters, Book 4

    by Erica Ridley | Read by Moira Quirk

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    This delightful Regency romance has a mystery and a handsome lord to be absolved of wrongdoing. Listeners will applaud the many voices of narrator Moira Quirk. She is the brash Lord Webb, who has a heart of gold, and the astonishing heroine, Marjorie Wynchester. Marjorie is deaf in her left ear, due to a bout with smallpox, and she's an excellent forger, who, along with her... Read More

  • MONEY, POWER, RESPECT

    MONEY, POWER, RESPECT How Women in Sports Are Shaping the Future of Feminism

    by Macaela MacKenzie | Read by Courtney Patterson

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Macaela MacKenzie's audiobook is on a subject she is passionate about --equity for female athletes. Courtney Patterson brings exuberance to the narration; it's an appropriate tone for MacKenzie's well-researched and reasoned work. Patterson's tone also includes incredulity, annoyance, and a strong sense of pride--which marry the research and writing perfectly. Using statistics... Read More

  • ALL THE DEMONS ARE HERE

    ALL THE DEMONS ARE HERE

    by Jake Tapper | Read by Meg Price, Rob Shapiro

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Set in 1977, the third Charlie and Margaret Marder mystery focuses on Ike and Lucy, the Marders' adult children. The novel alternates between the perspective of Ike, portrayed by Rob Shapiro, and Lucy, portrayed by Meg Price. As the country struggles to move beyond Nixon/Watergate, Ike, a U.S. Marine/Vietnam vet, takes off with Evel Knievel's crew. Shapiro, the stronger... Read More

  • MARRY ME BY MIDNIGHT

    MARRY ME BY MIDNIGHT Once Upon The East End, Book 1

    by Felicia Grossman | Read by Justine Eyre

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    In this exciting first installment of a new historical romance series, narrator Justine Eyre brings to life a swoon-worthy love story amid the complexities of Jewish society in 1830s London. After her beloved father dies, 23-year-old Isabelle longs to take his place in his surety business. Thwarted by the gender and religious bigotries of the time, as well as her father's... Read More

  • ALL THE YELLOW SUNS

    ALL THE YELLOW SUNS

    by Malavika Kannan | Read by offbeat kiki

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    This story of a talented queer artist's coming of age finds a mostly apt vocal match in narrator offbeat kiki. Sophomore Maya Krishnan's life is upended by the arrival of two charismatic characters: her estranged father, a world-famous artist, and senior Juneau, a student activist. With her father Maya encounters the complications of family ties. With Juneau, Maya explores... Read More

  • SISTERS IN RESISTANCE

    SISTERS IN RESISTANCE How a German Spy, a Banker's Wife, and Mussolini's Daughter Outwitted the Nazis

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Tilar J. Mazzeo | Read by Lisa Flanagan

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    This audiobook demonstrates yet again that history's footnotes often have the most revealing and important stories to tell. Narrated in a perfect tone and mix of emotions by Lisa Flanagan, the work focuses on how a German agent, a prominent American's wife, and Mussolini's daughter, Edda Ciano, worked to transfer the diaries of Edda's husband, Italian Foreign Minister Galeazzo... Read More

  • AN ECHO IN THE CITY

    AN ECHO IN THE CITY

    by K.X. Song | Read by Christina Ho, Ewan Chung

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Neither artistic Kai nor wealthy Phoenix, portrayed by Ewan Chung and Christina Ho, feels at home in Hong Kong. Phoenix spent several years in the U.S. and Kai lived in Shanghai. Now both teens struggle with Hong Kong's Cantonese dialect, a plot point clearly made in audio. Resigned and bitter, Kai is enrolled in the police academy by his estranged father and becomes an... Read More

  • THE SUN AND THE VOID

    THE SUN AND THE VOID

    by Gabriela Romero Lacruz | Read by Natalia Castellanos

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Natalia Castellanos narrates a high fantasy inspired by the history and mythology of Venezuela. Reina, the granddaughter of a sorceress, is violently attacked on her journey to visit her grandmother. Once she arrives, she becomes embroiled in a plot to harness the powers of a god. Reina is deeply conflicted about what is required of her, and Castellanos captures her grief,... Read More

  • THE SECOND MURDERER

    THE SECOND MURDERER A Philip Marlowe Novel

    by Denise Mina | Read by Scott Brick

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    A Beverly Hills heiress has gone missing, and maybe she doesn't want to be found. In this "authorized" Raymond Chandler mystery Scottish crime writer Denise Mina and Golden Voice narrator Scott Brick team up to flawlessly re-create one of the toughest, most poetic, most human voices in all of fiction. Tracking the young socialite from back-alley boarding houses to Skid Row dive... Read More

  • SHIELD MAIDEN

    SHIELD MAIDEN

    by Sharon Emmerichs | Read by Victoria Fox

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Victoria Fox's incredible performance elevates this reimagining of the Old English poem featuring Beowulf's legendary battle with the treasure-hoarding fire dragon, Fyrdraca. Here the famed warrior-king becomes a favorite uncle to Fryda, an aspiring shield maiden who is caught between her love for Theow, an enslaved Gaelic man in her father's household, and the emotional... Read More

  • KISS AND SPELL

    KISS AND SPELL

    by Celestine Martin | Read by Henriette Zoutomou

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Henriette Zoutomou delivers an enchanting performance in this fantastical romance. Xavier is a prince in need of a true love's kiss to break a curse. Ursula is a fortune teller who is looking for love again. They agree to break the prince's curse by finding the perfect kiss, and as they set about doing so, their mutual attraction grows. Zoutomou's narration is soothing yet... Read More

  • ROOK

    ROOK

    Earphones Award Winner

    by William Ritter | Read by Nicola Barber

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Nicola Barber's crisp British accent and tone of self-doubt work well in depicting Abigail Rook. Abigail has recently inherited the psychic abilities of her employer, R.F. Jackaby, the protagonist of four previous mysteries. No longer an assistant, Abigail must now take the lead in the firm's supernatural detective work. Barber shifts smoothly to Jackaby's American accent and... Read More

  • THICKER THAN WATER

    THICKER THAN WATER A Memoir

    by Kerry Washington | Read by Kerry Washington

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    This heartfelt memoir takes listeners from Kerry Washington's childhood in the Bronx through her award-winning career thus far. The Emmy and SAG winner and Golden Globe nominee recounts her extraordinary life as a Black female actor and activist who aims to break down barriers, as well as a devoted daughter, mentor, director, and producer. With humor and honesty, Washington... Read More

  • HOUSE OF ODYSSEUS

    HOUSE OF ODYSSEUS The Songs of Penelope, Book 2

    by Claire North | Read by Catrin Walker-Booth

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Devotees of Greek mythology will devour this performance. A follow-up to North's popular ITHACA, this substantial audiobook focuses on Penelope and Elektra, with plots aplenty. Catrin Walker-Booth is wonderful to listen to, and she is well suited to the drama that unfolds at every turn. Her performance moves from sophisticated to bawdy without missing a beat, and she captures... Read More

  • IRA HAYES

    IRA HAYES The Akimel O'odham Warrior, World War II, and the Price of Heroism

    by Tom Holm | Read by Shaun Taylor Corbett

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Shaun Taylor Corbett splendidly narrates this biography of Ira Hayes, a Native American Marine who was one of the six men pictured in Joe Rosenthal's famous picture of the flag raising on Mount Suribachi during the battle for Iwo Jima in February 1945. Many historians have emphasized the tragedy in parts of Hayes's life, and there was certainly much of that, including his... Read More

  • WE MAY DOMINATE THE WORLD

    WE MAY DOMINATE THE WORLD Ambition, Anxiety, and the Rise of the American Colossus

    by Sean A. Mirski | Read by Gary Tiedemann

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Gary Tiedemann knows how to bring out the best in a strong narrative and, more importantly, how not to tamper with one. His delivery is brisk, highly focused, and steady throughout. The author's discussion traces the course of the U.S.'s growing domination of the Western Hemisphere through the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries--backed by the Monroe Doctrine and... Read More

  • STARS IN YOUR EYES

    STARS IN YOUR EYES

    by Kacen Callender | Read by André Santana, AJ Beckles, Dani Martineck, Hannah Church, Avi Roque, George Newbern, Patryce Williams, Sarah Mollo-Christensen, VyVy Nguyen

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    André Santana and AJ Beckles lead a talented ensemble in delivering this heartfelt romance about healing from trauma. Santana voices Logan, an actor infamous for his terrible behavior. Beckles voices up-and-coming actor Mattie, Hollywood's latest golden boy. When publicity for their new rom-com fails to bring in audiences, they agree to pretend to date. Santana captures Logan's... Read More

  • CUNK ON EVERYTHING

    CUNK ON EVERYTHING The Encyclopedia Philomena

    by Philomena Cunk | Read by Philomena Cunk

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    The hilarious Philomena Cunk (the alter ego of British comic Diane Morgan) narrates her own encyclopedia of the world. Her voice and delightful British accent are half the fun as Cunk combines real facts with absurd falsehoods in this send-up of TV experts and historians. The best part is that she delivers the information without a hint of sarcasm. Americans and other non-Brits... Read More

  • AFTER THE MIRACLE

    AFTER THE MIRACLE The Political Crusades of Helen Keller

    by Max Wallace | Read by Christine Lakin

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Christine Lakin delivers this audiobook about the politics of Helen Keller, an early-twentieth-century deafblind disability rights activist. The story of how she learned to communicate at the age of 7, dramatized in the 1959 play THE MIRACLE WORKER, captured the hearts of Americans, and she became an iconic figure. But many people didn't know she was a member of the Socialist... Read More

  • FORAGER

    FORAGER Field Notes for Surviving a Family Cult

    by Michelle Dowd | Read by Michelle Dowd

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Michelle Dowd's youthful voice makes it easy for listeners to be transported to the Field--the apocalyptic cult begun by her strict, religious grandfather in 1931 in which she grew up. She begins each chapter with an instructive recitation of her mother's teachings about healing plants, information that eventually gives her new ways to view the world. Her narration is almost... Read More

  • NOBODY'S FOOL

    NOBODY'S FOOL Why We Get Taken In and What We Can Do about It

    by Daniel Simons, Christopher Chabris | Read by Andrew Sellon

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Andrew Sellon's pleasing performance makes the authors' conversational writing and fascinating insights a treat to hear. His vocal tone is hushed, which makes him sound like he's unfolding a secret or sharing something startling--a good way to interpret an audiobook that is full of surprising perspectives. Two psychologists unpack the habits of mind and perceptual biases that... Read More

  • FORGET ME NOT

    FORGET ME NOT

    by Julie Soto | Read by Callie Dalton, Teddy Hamilton

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Callie Dalton and Teddy Hamilton team up for a heartwarming performance of this reluctant romance. Ama, a wedding planner, and Elliot, a florist, broke up some time ago but now have an opportunity to work together again on a celebrity wedding. Dalton portrays Ama as ambitious and thoughtful, while Hamilton's Elliot is antisocial and stubborn--yet he aspires to more in his life.... Read More

  • BREAK THE WHEEL

    BREAK THE WHEEL Ending the Cycle of Police Violence

    by Keith Ellison, Philonise Floyd [Fore.] | Read by Keith Ellison, Willis Williams [Fore.]

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Narrating with authority, author Keith Ellison brings his research and life experience to the listener. The Minnesota Attorney General examines the history of police violence and the roles various participants in the U.S. justice system have played in perpetuating or trying to end this historic cycle. Ellison's voice is deep, animated, and appropriately compassionate in... Read More

  • CROSS DOWN

    CROSS DOWN Alex Cross, Book 31

    by James Patterson, Brendan DuBois | Read by William Stephens, Kiff VandenHeuvel, Mela Lee, Inger Tudor, Zeno Robinson, Wayne Carr, Peter Giles

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Listeners will be captivated by this gripping thriller featuring Alex Cross's lifelong friend and crime-solving partner John Sampson, masterfully performed by William Stephens. The plot involves a series of seemingly unconnected domestic terrorist attacks that threaten to destabilize the U.S. government. To identify who is behind them, with the clock ticking, Sampson partners... Read More

  • CHINESE MENU

    CHINESE MENU The History, Myths, and Legends Behind Your Favorite Foods

    by Grace Lin | Read by Lisa Ling

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Lisa Ling's informative introductions lead in to her storytelling as she delivers delectable food-based tales drawn from Chinese culture. In a conversational tone, Ling describes an iconic dish, offering historical context, etymology, or myth and capturing the warmth of the author toward these foods. She then transitions to tales about dragons, monks, emperors, and other... Read More

  • THE HEAT WILL KILL YOU FIRST

    THE HEAT WILL KILL YOU FIRST Life and Death on a Scorched Planet

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Jeff Goodell | Read by L.J. Ganser

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    This audiobook illuminates the dramatic impact of climate change on our planet. Presented superbly by narrator L.J. Ganser, the audiobook exposes the how and why of global heat and its devastating effects, from wildfires to melting glaciers and other events that are impacting lives around the globe. Ganser delivers an exceptional performance. With a bold delivery, he transforms... Read More

  • THAT TIME I GOT DRUNK AND SAVED A HUMAN

    THAT TIME I GOT DRUNK AND SAVED A HUMAN Mead Mishaps, Book 1

    by Kimberly Lemming | Read by Hazel Addison

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Listeners will be delighted with narrator Hazel Addison's return for the third title in the Mead Mishaps series, recently boosted in popularity by BookTok reviewers. As a child, Cherry didn't understand why princesses trapped in towers had to wait around to be rescued. After being taken by a dragon, she understands a bit more. Planning her escape, she is inadvertently saved by... Read More

  • THE KING IS DEAD

    THE KING IS DEAD

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Benjamin Dean | Read by Ivanno Jeremiah

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Ivanno Jeremiah's impressive performance brings listeners on a thrilling romantic journey. Young James is now the first Black heir to the British throne, but the historic moment is spoiled by rumors of his romantic life in vindictive tabloids. James is faced with the dilemma of becoming the nation's leader while keeping his boyfriend safe from scandal. Jeremiah's narration is... Read More

  • THE 9TH MAN

    THE 9TH MAN

    by Steve Berry, Grant Blackwood | Read by Scott Brick

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Despite the passage of six decades, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy is still fodder for speculation and, as this audiobook proves, fictionalization. Narrated with deft enthusiasm by Scott Brick, this thriller keeps listeners engaged from start to finish. Highlighting the theory that the President's death was caused by a ninth man whose presence at the scene was... Read More

  • BEFORE SHE FINDS ME

    BEFORE SHE FINDS ME

    by Heather Chavez | Read by Megan Tusing

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Megan Tusing delivers fast-paced excitement in this gripping thriller with two strong female characters. Julia Benet is a mom and a college professor; Ren Petrovic, who is four months pregnant, is a professional assassin with a moral code. After a school shooting occurs on move-in day at the college campus where Julia is helping her daughter, both women set off on a... Read More

  • YOUR FUTURE SELF

    YOUR FUTURE SELF How to Make Tomorrow Better Today

    by Hal Hershfield | Read by Sean Pratt

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    What is your relationship with your future self? And how does that impact your decisions in the present? These are some of the intriguing questions that psychologist and professor Hershfield explores in depth and that narrator Sean Pratt delivers with appropriate clarity, gravitas, and occasional humor. Pratt conveys Hershfield's enthusiasm for his topic and keeps listeners... Read More

  • BRIDGE

    BRIDGE

    by Lauren Beukes | Read by Lisa Cordileone

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    This unique sci-fi novel has Lisa Cordileone jumping between time frames and alternating realities. She voices the title character, Bridge Kittinger, as both a child and an adult. Bridge swallows a "dreamworm" that launches her into the mystery of her psychedelic past and how it relates to her late mother's cutting-edge neuroscience research. Cordileone's quirky, almost... Read More

  • THE RETURN OF WOLVES

    THE RETURN OF WOLVES An Iconic Predator's Struggle to Survive in the American West

    by Eli Francovich | Read by George Newbern

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    This audio account of human-wolf interactions in Washington state describes the ways environmentalists and ranchers work--usually at odds--to achieve their goals. George Newbern narrates this examination of human-wolf interactions in an engaging baritone with a slight staccato intonation. His pacing is easygoing and unhurried, making this work quite easy to follow. His... Read More

  • WALKING WITH SAM

    WALKING WITH SAM A Father, a Son, and Five Hundred Miles Across Spain

    by Andrew McCarthy | Read by Andrew McCarthy, Sam McCarthy

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Actor and director Andrew McCarthy narrates his latest audiobook with sonority and pitch variety that make listening a treat. His voice is contemplative and his insights humble as he and his son, Sam, try to understand themselves and each other during their 500-mile walk in Spain. Nineteen-year-old Sam, also an actor, performs his pithy comments during the journey with less... Read More

  • WHO'S YOUR FOUNDING FATHER?

    WHO'S YOUR FOUNDING FATHER? One Mans Epic Quest to Uncover the First, True Declaration of Independence

    by David Fleming | Read by Jonathan Todd Ross

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Jonathan Todd Ross is the perfect narrator for Fleming's passionate popular history and travelogue about The Mecklenburg Declaration of 1775 and the author's quest to find out more about this document. In May 1775, a number of pesky Scots-Irish (mostly Presbyterian) men met in Charlotte, North Carolina, and wrote a Declaration of Independence from Great Britain. A copy of it... Read More

  • GOOD NIGHT, IRENE

    GOOD NIGHT, IRENE

    by Luis Alberto Urrea | Read by Barrie Kreinik, Luis Alberto Urrea [Note]

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    This audiobook takes a little-known WWII program and builds a story around it, inspired by the real-life experiences of the author's mother. Irene joins the "Clubmobile" program as a Red Cross volunteer, and listeners follow her through a multitude of harrowing ordeals as she brings coffee, doughnuts, and other treats to soldiers on the front lines in Europe. Barrie Kreinik... Read More

  • THE LIFE YOU CAN SAVE

    THE LIFE YOU CAN SAVE 10th Anniversary Edition

    by Peter Singer | Read by Peter Singer, Kristen Bell, Michael Schur, Paul Simon, Marc Evan Jackson, Natalia Vodianova, Stephen Fry, Nick DAgosto, Winnie Auma, Shabana Azmi, Charlie Bresler

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    In this revised 10th anniversary edition of Peter Singer's guide to giving thoughtfully to those in need worldwide, a diverse ensemble, including the author himself, take turns enlivening each chapter. Voices ranging from legendary musician Paul Simon's soft Jersey drawl, actress Kristen Bell's upbeat tones, and model/philanthropist Natalia Vodianova's Russian-accented words... Read More

  • THE MIDDLE KINGDOMS

    THE MIDDLE KINGDOMS A New History of Central Europe

    by Martyn Rady | Read by John Curless

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Hearing Rady's sweeping history of the European region including Germany, Poland, Austria, and the Baltics, from antiquity to the present, the listener may sometimes feel lost in a wilderness of names, dates, and places. But John Curless makes following along as easy and pleasant as possible. He exhibits a fine ability to express the sense of the text and has an instantly... Read More

  • BOOKSHOP CINDERELLA

    BOOKSHOP CINDERELLA Scandal at the Savoy, Book 1

    by Laura Lee Guhrke | Read by Marisa Calin

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Marisa Calin takes listeners back to England in the late 1800s. Evie Harlow owns a bookshop in London. When she crosses paths with Maximillian, the Duke of Westbourne, he proposes that he turn her into the diamond of the social season in order to win a bet with friends. Calin gives Max a crisp upper-class tone that contrasts clearly with Evie's middle-class speech. Calin... Read More

  • SIPPING DOM PERIGNON THROUGH A STRAW

    SIPPING DOM PERIGNON THROUGH A STRAW Reimagining Success as a Disabled Achiever

    by Eddie Ndopu | Read by Eddie Ndopu

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    South African disability rights activist Eddie Ndopu performs his memoir, bringing his story to life with his thoughtful narration. When Ndopu receives a full scholarship to attend Oxford University, he feels equally overwhelmed and elated that all of his hard work and advocacy have paid off. But when he emails the university to discuss the accommodations he needs due to spinal... Read More

  • ALL THE RIGHT NOTES

    ALL THE RIGHT NOTES

    by Dominic Lim | Read by Aaron J. Albano

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Aaron Albano narrates a second-chance romance between former friends who meet after 20 years. Quito Cruz knew Emmett Aoki in high school, before Emmett was a famous movie star. Back then, they were in choir together. Now Quito must convince Emmett to return for a charity concert. Albano makes Quito relatable, capturing his career and relationship frustrations. His roommate,... Read More

  • DUST

    DUST

    by Dusti Bowling | Read by Laura Knight Keating

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Laura Knight Keating captures the youthful timbre and optimistic tone of 12-year-old Avalyn, whose asthma doesn't preclude her passion for language and spelling. A boy named Adam incites Avalyn's curiosity because of his withdrawn personality and the dust storms that arrive whenever he does. Keating's astute delivery of dialogue gives a strong sense of Avalyn's first romantic... Read More

  • GOODBYE EARL

    GOODBYE EARL A Revenge Novel

    by Leesa Cross-Smith | Read by Mela Lee, Kamali Minter, Sarah Beth Goer, Erin Bennett, Traci Odom, Julian Thomas

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    This heartfelt audiobook about four friends who are seeking revenge is a must-listen. Kasey, smoothly voiced by Mela Lee, returns to her small town for the first time since high school. She's haunted by the truth of her mother's death. Ada, portrayed confidently by Erin Bennett, is now married with kids. Rosemarie, whose upspeak is delivered by Kamali Minter, is balancing an... Read More

  • LEARNED BY HEART

    LEARNED BY HEART

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Emma Donoghue | Read by Shiromi Arserio

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    Shiromi Arserio is the ideal choice for this touching novel about two 14-year-old girls who attend a boarding school in York, England, in 1805. Arserio vividly conveys the emotional complexities of Eliza Raine, a lonely, wealthy orphan from India, and Anne Lister, an audacious, highly intelligent tomboy. The social outcasts quickly become inseparable, and their friendship... Read More

  • THE THREE AGES OF WATER

    THE THREE AGES OF WATER Prehistoric Past, Imperiled Present, and a Hope for the Future

    by Peter Gleick | Read by Jonathan Beville

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Jonathan Beville narrates clearly and makes the most of the rare moments of emotion in this audiobook. We need water to keep us alive, grow our food, make our computer chips, flush our toilets, and perform many other vital services. Sadly, as this audiobook makes clear, many parts of the world do not have access to usable water. Peter Gleick's "three ages" refer to the periods... Read More

  • WASTELAND

    WASTELAND The Secret World of Waste and the Urgent Search for a Cleaner Future

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Oliver Franklin-Wallis | Read by Chris Harper

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Chris Harper has his work cut out for him in this chilling audiobook about waste around the globe. His challenge is to keep to a reportorial tone amid the horrifying reports of toxic mountains of garbage. He maintains the right pace and cadence as he recounts the author’s discoveries, which include an island of plastic three times the size of France in the Pacific, corporate... Read More

  • A BRIEF HISTORY OF LIVING FOREVER

    A BRIEF HISTORY OF LIVING FOREVER

    by Jaroslav Kalfar | Read by Juanita McMahon

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Juanita McMahon narrates this cautionary tale, which transports listeners to a future in which present-day politics and technology have wreaked havoc on humanity. McMahon imbues each character with a distinctive voice and emotional complexity. Adela is a terminally ill Czech woman who is traveling to New York City to meet Tereza, the daughter she gave up for adoption. Tereza is... Read More

  • THE NIGHTINGALE AFFAIR

    THE NIGHTINGALE AFFAIR

    by Tim Mason | Read by Matthew Lloyd Davies

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Matthew Lloyd Davies performs this intriguing mystery set during the Victorian era in London. Intrepid PI Charles Field, formerly of the Metropolitan Police, is investigating the murders of several women. The crimes and the clues he uncovers remind him of a series of cases he was involved in the Crimea, when strong-willed, no-nonsense Florence Nightingale and her... Read More

  • THE CARNIVALE OF CURIOSITIES

    THE CARNIVALE OF CURIOSITIES

    by Amiee Gibbs | Read by James Langton

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    James Langton narrates a gothic tale of dark magic and Victorian glamour. The Carnivale of Curiosities, one of London's most iconic traveling sideshows, is headed by the magical showman Aurelius Ashe. It's said Ashe can make any wish come true, but the veracity of the claim remains a close secret. Langton employs a gravelly timbre that complements the lyrical writing. His... Read More

  • HONEY, BABY, MINE

    HONEY, BABY, MINE A Mother and Daughter Talk Life, Death, Love (and Banana Pudding)

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Reese Witherspoon [Fore.] | Read by Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Reese Witherspoon [Fore.]

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    This genre-bending collection of searingly intimate real-life conversations exemplifies everything that is exciting about audio as a medium. When actor Diane Ladd is diagnosed with lung scarring from pesticide exposure, she's given six months to live and told that exercise is her only chance for improvement. Ladd's daughter, actor Laura Dern, proposes daily walks, with the... Read More

  • AN HONEST MAN

    AN HONEST MAN

    by Michael Koryta | Read by Robert Petkoff

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Robert Petkoff uses a variety of New England accents to enhance this thriller, which takes place on an island off Maine. Petkoff's controlled, dark narration adds some brine to the unraveling mystery of who killed seven people on a beached ghost ship. Like a set of Russian nesting dolls, the story reveals secrets that beget secrets as Israel Pike, the island outcast,... Read More

  • THE SNOW HARE

    THE SNOW HARE

    by Paula Lichtarowicz | Read by Rose Ackroyd

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    Rose Ackroyd narrates this novel about love, loss, and persistence, set during the Soviet invasion of Poland during WWII. When Lena Sadowska's Polish village is invaded by the Soviets, she and her family are banished to a work camp in the barren lands of Siberia. Portraying Lena's persistence through horrible circumstances, Ackroyd provides a mostly straight delivery with only... Read More

  • 1% LEADERSHIP

    1% LEADERSHIP Master the Small, Daily Improvements that Set Great Leaders Apart

    by Andy Ellis | Read by Andy Ellis

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Business & Finance

    Narrating himself, consultant Andy Ellis recommends that business leaders focus on differentiating between what's important and what's not. Making a series of incremental improvements in what's most important, he says, will have a profound cumulative effect. For example, clear, effective communication creates a common language among employees and makes them feel valued, which... Read More

  • THE ADULT

    THE ADULT

    by Bronwyn Fischer | Read by Emma Love

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    This queer coming-of-age novel is melancholic and reflective, and Emma Love's performance perfectly matches its tone. Just after Natalie arrives at university in Toronto, she's swept into an affair with an older woman. While adjusting to city life, navigating new friendships, and journaling for an intriguing poetry class, she finds herself falling ever more deeply into her... Read More

  • ADVIKA AND THE HOLLYWOOD WIVES

    ADVIKA AND THE HOLLYWOOD WIVES

    by Kirthana Ramisetti | Read by Rukhmani K. Desai

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    This lively listening experience about a young woman's journey to piece together her husband's past includes musical interludes, typewriter return clicks, and audience laughter. Twenty-six-year-old aspiring screenwriter Advika's whirlwind romance with Oscar-winning producer Julian, age 72, becomes embittered by red flags that cause Advika increasing concern. And that's before... Read More

  • ASSYRIA

    ASSYRIA The Rise and Fall of the World's First Empire

    by Eckart Frahm | Read by Matthew Lloyd Davies

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Frahm's survey of Assyrian history from its Bronze Age beginnings, through its brief glory period as an empire, to its remnants in modern times is well served by Matthew Lloyd Davies's precise yet fluid narration. Davies's voice is cultured-sounding, clear--with a touch of huskiness--and pleasant. His modulations and emphases bring out the sense of the text, rising and falling... Read More

  • IN THE BLOOD

    IN THE BLOOD How Two Outsiders Solved a Centuries-Old Medical Mystery and Took On the US Army

    by Charles Barber | Read by Ron Butler

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Narrator Ron Butler sounds surprised by the obscurity of Frank Hursey, who developed QuikClot and a related type of combat gauze. Both products were designed to stop bleeding. Here the author traces their creation and the fight to bring them to market. Butler clearly explains the science behind them and the tangled web of negotiations that followed. He powerfully dramatizes... Read More

  • PARADISE-1

    PARADISE-1

    by David Wellington | Read by Laurel Lefkow

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    On a spaceship operated by artificial intelligence, a special agent, a doctor, a pilot, and a robot come out of cryogenic sleep upon arriving at the edge of the known universe. There they find Earth's first deep-space colony, Paradise-1, surrounded by dead and dying spacecraft. What happened? Laurel Lefkow brings a sophisticated blend of urgency, terror, and good-old-fashioned... Read More

  • PARACHUTE WOMEN

    PARACHUTE WOMEN Marianne Faithful, Marsha Hunt, Bianca Jagger, Anita Pallenberg, and the Women Behind the Rolling Stones

    by Elizabeth Winder | Read by Angelina Rocca

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Angelina Rocca's narration--serious but not unfriendly, exhaustive but not exhausting--sets the right tone for this audiobook about the trendsetting women associated with the Rolling Stones. Rocca convincingly conveys the author's premise that Marianne Faithful, Anita Pallenberg, Marsha Hunt, and Bianca Jagger weren't the women "behind" the Rolling Stones; they were... Read More

  • A LINE IN THE SAND

    A LINE IN THE SAND

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Kevin Powers | Read by Christine Lakin

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Combining murder and international intrigue, this audiobook grabs the listener and never lets go. Narrator Christine Lakin's performance is masterful because of her ability to create nuanced voices and accents that add to this thriller's memorable moments and characters. Arman Bajalan, a former Iraqi interpreter, is in hiding in Norfolk, Virginia, after an assassination attempt... Read More

  • TRANSLATION STATE

    TRANSLATION STATE

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Ann Leckie | Read by Adjoa Andoh

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Adjoa Andoh narrates a complex story about identity and belonging set in the Imperial Radch universe. Qven would have become a Presgar translator were it not for a terrible incident that set them careening toward the characters Enae Athur and Reet Hluid, and to the Radch Empire. Andoh expertly navigates the emotional depths of the three main characters, each of whom comes from... Read More

  • THE PEKING EXPRESS

    THE PEKING EXPRESS The Bandits Who Stole a Train, Stunned the West, and Broke the Republic of China

    by James M. Zimmerman | Read by David Shih

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    The author's initial commentary on the safety of night travel creates foreboding as David Shih narrates the story of the famous hijacking of a train between Shanghai and Peking in 1923. Shih builds intensity from the first skirmish as bandits fire on the train. His tone softens as he describes swallows that flew through the camp where the hostages, including many Westerners,... Read More

  • ALL THE GOLD STARS

    ALL THE GOLD STARS Reimagining Ambition and the Ways We Strive

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Rainesford Stauffer | Read by Jess Nahikian

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    Jess Nahikian's voice sounds assured, comfortable, and clear, but their real achievement is how well their performance connects with this author's thoughtful perspectives and desire to help young people. The audiobook is a calm but persistent plea for people to resist societal messages that we should hustle more and never be satisfied with our accomplishments. Author and... Read More

  • A LOVE CATASTROPHE

    A LOVE CATASTROPHE

    by Helena Hunting | Read by Erin Mallon, Joe Arden

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Frequent collaborators Erin Mallon and Joe Arden combine their skills in a contemporary romance featuring a self-professed crazy cat lady and an uptight sports statistician. When Miles Thorn hires Kitty Hart to watch his mother's cat, he doesn't expect to fall for the quirky "kitty whisperer." As the two spend more time together, their attraction grows. Both prolific narrators,... Read More

  • INFINITY GATE

    INFINITY GATE

    Earphones Award Winner

    by M.R. Carey | Read by Dami Olukoya

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    This audiobook is nothing short of outstanding, thanks in part to the incredible performance of narrator Dami Olukoya, which takes it to the next level. At first, the story seems overly steeped in unnecessarily complicated science, but listeners who soldier through that will engage with whole new worlds and dimensions. A scientist on our dying Earth discovers a gateway to... Read More

  • THE LAST HONEST MAN

    THE LAST HONEST MAN The CIA, the FBI, the Mafia, and the Kennedys--and One Senator's Fight to Save Democracy

    by James Risen, Thomas Risen | Read by Kevin Stillwell

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Kevin Stillwell narrates this overdue biographical history like a reporter pursuing the story of a lifetime. His voice informs, his tone reveals, his style illuminates, and his cadence moves the intense action forward. For this is the riveting story of the 1975 Senate Committee that unearthed the multiple crimes and misdeeds of our nation's secret agencies, which ranged from... Read More

  • BLACK BALL

    BLACK BALL Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Spencer Haywood, and the Generation that Saved the Soul of the NBA

    by Theresa Runstedtler | Read by Xenia Willacey

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    This audiobook highlights the efforts of Black professional basketball players of the 1970s, including Connie Hawkins, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Spencer Haywood, to pave the way for the improved working conditions of today's stars. The audiobook details the challenges and sacrifices that these and other players made to create the freedom current players have to negotiate large... Read More

  • THE MUSEUM OF ORDINARY PEOPLE

    THE MUSEUM OF ORDINARY PEOPLE

    by Mike Gayle | Read by Witney White

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Gayle's story alternates between "Then," when her mother's sudden death upended Jess's life, and "Now," as she tackles the emotional task of emptying her mother's home. Witney White gives Jess a British accent while voicing her grief as she struggles to find a home for possessions too precious to toss. Frustration comes through as Jess begins to re-evaluate her choices and... Read More

  • QUEENS OF A FALLEN WORLD

    QUEENS OF A FALLEN WORLD The Lost Women of St. Augustine's Confessions

    by Kate Cooper | Read by Georgina Sutton

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Georgina Sutton demonstrates the enviable, hard-to-define narrator's ability to fully deliver the author's intentions in this engaging examination of St. Augustine (354-430 CE) and the four women in his life. Through her intelligent, easy command of the sense of the text, expressed through intonation and emphasis, she brings understanding and sympathy to Cooper's discussion of... Read More

  • WHY FATHERS CRY AT NIGHT

    WHY FATHERS CRY AT NIGHT A Memoir in Love Poems, Recipes, Letters, and Remembrances

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Kwame Alexander | Read by Kwame Alexander

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Kwame Alexander, poet and narrator of several of his own books, brings poignancy to his “snapshots of a man learning to love. Again.” His memoir is a savory-sweet mix of poems, letters, and recipes. Regardless of form, they are shot through with a poet’s rhythms, sensory memories, moving moments of learning, and unique experiences that strike a universal chord. Candidly,... Read More

  • CROOKED

    CROOKED The Roaring '20s Tale of a Corrupt Attorney General, a Crusading Senator, and the Birth of the American Political Scandal

    by Nathan Masters | Read by David H. Lawrence XVII

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    History

    For political junkies, this account of corruption from the 1920s is a tour de force made all the more enjoyable by the able narration of David Lawrence. The audiobook tells the story of the fall of Attorney General Harry Daugherty and the rise of J. Edgar Hoover. The author's straightforward style translates well to audio, and Lawrence's steady voice carries the text along... Read More

  • THE DONUT LEGION

    THE DONUT LEGION

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Joe R. Lansdale | Read by Joe R. Lansdale, Kasey Lansdale, Finlay Stevenson, January LaVoy, Marc Vietor, Brad Sanders, Greg Littlefield

    Hachette Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    As Joe R. Lansdale portrays ex-private eye Charlie Garner, he gives the role a Mike Hammer flavor with a Texas twang. The appearance--and disappearance--of Garner's ex-wife sends him on the trail of a cult that is linked to donut shops. He gets help from his brother, Felix, voiced in a chiding tone by Greg Littlefield; a writer nicknamed Scrappy, voiced with a gung-ho attitude... Read More

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