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  • EMPIRE OF LIES

    EMPIRE OF LIES

    by Raymond Khoury | Read by Raphael Corkhill

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Raphael Corkhill's heart-thumping performance of Khoury's new time-travel thriller is just about perfect. This audiobook is that rare thing, a whiz-bang adventure with big ideas for our time, and it busts out of the gate with a doozy--the year is 1683, and the Ottomans are at the gates of Vienna. Then a couple of heavily loaded camels blow up (wait . . . what?), and the history... Read More

  • TURNING DARKNESS INTO LIGHT

    TURNING DARKNESS INTO LIGHT

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Marie Brennan | Read by Barrie Kreinik, Raphael Corkhill

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Barrie Kreinik and Raphael Corkhill co-narrate an epistolary fantasy novel about the joys (and dangers) of translating newly discovered ancient manuscripts. Audrey Camherst, granddaughter of the intrepid Lady Trent, is eager to make her mark on the world and jumps at the opportunity to translate a cache of newly discovered material. Kreinik narrates Audrey's diary, which... Read More

  • HUNTER'S MOON

    HUNTER'S MOON A Novel in Stories

    by Philip Caputo | Read by Alex Hyde-White

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Veteran character actor Alex Hyde-White delivers just the right down-to-earth Midwest tone in these seven interconnected short stories. They examine the lives of a small group of friends who grew up in the 1960s, went to war, returned, started families and businesses--and suddenly it's twilight, time to look back on their lives. There is a tough realism to these tales of... Read More

  • SHAMED

    SHAMED Kate Burkholder, Book 11

    by Linda Castillo | Read by Kathleen McInerney

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Kathleen McInerney's narration takes listeners into the simple and plain world of the Amish. Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is in a race against time to find an abducted child and stop a series of brutal murders within the community. As a former community member, Kate has knowledge and experience that helps her untangle the events that have led to the murders, which are... Read More

  • VENDETTA IN DEATH

    VENDETTA IN DEATH In Death, Book 49

    by J.D. Robb | Read by Susan Ericksen

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrating the 49th book in this series, Susan Ericksen is abundantly familiar with its heroine and wide cast of characters. In the mid-21st century, a self-proclaimed Lady Justice seeks to right wrongs committed against women by murdering the perpetrators in the most brutal ways. Lieutenant Eve Dallas from the New York Police and Security Department (NYPSD) must discover who is... Read More

  • THIS WORLD IS FULL OF MONSTERS

    THIS WORLD IS FULL OF MONSTERS

    by Jeff VanderMeer | Read by Vikas Adam

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    The brevity of Jeff VanderMeer's sci-fi tale belies its intensity and lingering effects on the listener's mind. Vikas Adam's performance as an unnamed protagonist who is employed as a writer heightens the listener's immersion into this richly imagined landscape. When an alien entity, referred to as a story-creature, burrows inside the writer, it initiates an unnerving,... Read More

  • A GOLDEN GRAVE

    A GOLDEN GRAVE Rose Gallagher, Book 2

    by Erin Lindsey | Read by Barrie Kreinik

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    The year is 1886, and narrator Barrie Kreinik breathes life into the Gilded Age in Manhattan. Agents Rose Gallagher and Thomas Wiltshire of the Pinkerton Special Branch, dedicated to investigations related to the paranormal, get a new case that involves finding a man who plans to use his supernatural powers to assassinate 28-year-old mayoral candidate Theodore Roosevelt.... Read More

  • THE FUTURE OF ANOTHER TIMELINE

    THE FUTURE OF ANOTHER TIMELINE

    by Annalee Newitz | Read by Laura Nichol, Annalee Newitz [Note}

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    In alternating chapters, Laura Nichol narrates from the perspectives of a Riot Grrl in 1992 and as a time traveler from 2022. There is a group of villains who are trying to wipe out women's rights and a group of heroines who are trying to stop them. This audiobook is rife with tension and angst, which Nichol handles magnificently. She embodies the characters and brings them to... Read More

  • HERE WE ARE

    HERE WE ARE American Dreams, American Nightmares

    by Aarti Namdev Shahani | Read by Aarti Namdev Shahani

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    This is simply a beautiful, moving memoir read exceptionally well by Shahani, a reporter for NPR. She shares her family's story of moving to the U.S. from Casablanca when she was a baby. Her father spoke five languages but initially could find only menial labor while living in near squalor in New York City. Eventually, the family finds success, but it all comes crashing down... Read More

  • THE REIGN OF THE KINGFISHER

    THE REIGN OF THE KINGFISHER

    Earphones Award Winner

    by T.J. Martinson | Read by L.J. Ganser

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Tension and suspense are maintained on high with L.J. Ganser's narration of this Chicago mystery, the author's debut. Hostages have been taken to try to force the police to come clean about the death of the Kingfisher, a superhero or vigilante, depending on your point of view, 30 years after the police claim he was murdered. From the start, Ganser sets a strong pace in a style... Read More

  • FIND ME

    FIND ME Call Me By Your Name, Book 2

    Earphones Award Winner

    by André Aciman | Read by Michael Stuhlbarg

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Michael Stuhlbarg's rough, raspy voice lends a whispery intimacy to this sequel to CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. That book focused on 17-year-old Elio's relationship with Oliver, a graduate student. This sequel focuses first on Sami, Elio's father. It's 10 years later. Sami is on a train to Rome to visit Elio, now a world-famous concert pianist, when he finds himself drawn to... Read More

  • THE BITTERROOTS

    THE BITTERROOTS The Highway Quartet, Book 5

    by C.J. Box | Read by Christina Delaine

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    What happens when you combine an acclaimed C.J. Box novel with a terrific narration? A stellar audiobook like this one, narrated by Christina Delaine. Box is adept at creating memorable characters, and this audiobook is no exception. Delaine's deft ability to use subtle changes in tone and inflection give credibility to the story, which centers on former sheriff's investigator... Read More

  • DOMINICANA

    DOMINICANA

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Angie Cruz | Read by Coral Pena

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Set in the 1960s, this audiobook introduces Ana, a 15-year-old new bride whose mercurial husband brings her to America. Coral Pena's strong delivery is a breath of fresh air--her depiction of Ana blends confidence and naïveté as the protagonist makes her way from her home in the Dominican Republic to New York, from a simple life to a complicated one. Pena is a master of accents... Read More

  • DACHSHUND THROUGH THE SNOW

    DACHSHUND THROUGH THE SNOW Andy Carpenter Series, Book 20

    by David Rosenfelt | Read by Grover Gardner

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Grover Gardner delivers an exciting performance as the character of Andy Carpenter, an eccentric lawyer who hates to work but gets roped by his wife into defending a man accused of a fourteen-year-old murder. With effective pacing and a sense of energy sometimes held back deliberately and at other times released with gusto, Gardner makes the experience of listening to... Read More

  • NULL SET

    NULL SET Cas Russell, Book 2

    by S.L. Huang | Read by Lauren Fortgang

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    The warning in this atmospheric audiobook, the second in the Cas Russell series, is to be careful what you wish for. Portrayed by skillful narrator Lauren Fortgang, Cas, a math genius and a mercenary, is a mess. She even hears voices. Cas has the hubris to think she can cure an ultra-violent Los Angeles, which she helped to create through her actions in the series' first... Read More

  • THE TENTH GIRL

    THE TENTH GIRL

    by Sara Faring | Read by Frankie Corzo, Mark Sanderlin

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Frankie Corzo and Mark Sanderlin alternately narrate this innovative gothic thriller with a twist that involves South American mythology. Fleeing the city, 18-year-old Mavi accepts a teaching gig at the famed but haunted Vaccaro School in the south of Argentina. And then, a spirit named Angel possesses a young man in order to befriend her. Soon, they develop a friendship, but... Read More

  • THE SOL MAJESTIC

    THE SOL MAJESTIC

    by Ferrett Steinmetz | Read by James Fouhey

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Narrator James Fouhey serves up a delicious feast of a performance in this unusual combination of science fiction, philosophy, and food. When teenaged Kenna stumbles onto the opportunity for a meal at the greatest restaurant in the universe, he doesn't know that it will upend his entire existence. Fouhey gives his all to the melodramatic action of a high-stress space kitchen.... Read More

  • STAY AND FIGHT

    STAY AND FIGHT

    by Madeline ffitch | Read by Sophie Amoss, Bailey Carr

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrators Sophie Amoss and Bailey Carr use the hard "r's" and round vowels of Appalachian Ohio as they tell the story of Helen, a lost soul who fell in love with the wrong man and the idea of living off the land. Now Helen is all alone, and her simple, sad story as depicted by the narrators evokes empathy that lets the listener experience her situation. Neighbors Karen and Lily... Read More

  • A STRANGER ON THE BEACH

    A STRANGER ON THE BEACH

    by Michele Campbell | Read by January LaVoy

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    This audiobook, artfully narrated by January LaVoy, purports to tell the story of Caroline Stark and her torrid affair with young Aiden, a bartender at a restaurant near her weekend house in the Hamptons. As her husband appears to be having his own affair, her impulsive desire seems understandable. But who's betraying whom, and to what end? Though the listener is privy to both... Read More

  • A DEAD DJINN IN CAIRO

    A DEAD DJINN IN CAIRO

    by P. Djèlí Clark | Read by Suehyla El-Attar

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Suehyla El-Attar impeccably voices Special Investigator Fatma el-Sha'arawi as she sets off on a case involving the mysterious deaths of Cairo's paranormal beings. Fatma races against time to prevent a catastrophic world-unraveling event. Though this is a short tale, the listener will be enthralled with El-Attar's audio performance of the story, set in 1912 in an alternative... Read More

  • THE LONG CALL

    THE LONG CALL The Two Rivers, Book 1

    by Ann Cleeves | Read by Ben Aldridge

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Ben Aldridge gives listeners the perfect introduction to Matthew Venn, a cool-headed DI in picturesque North Devon whose calm life is about to be shattered. Aldridge narrates at an easy pace and provides a subtle regional accent as Venn investigates the murder of a man with an albatross tattooed around his neck. Aldridge's smoothly shifting accents and warm tone draw... Read More

  • THE GRAMMARIANS

    THE GRAMMARIANS

    by Cathleen Schine | Read by Hillary Huber

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    This listen is for lovers of words, lovers of a great story, and lovers of a great narration. Hillary Huber does a fantastic job capturing this wonderful novel about twin girls, their love for each other, and their eventual rivalry. It's also a love letter to the English language. Twins Laurel and Daphne have spent a lifetime together enjoying (really, worshipping) the English... Read More

  • WE ARE THE WEATHER

    WE ARE THE WEATHER Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast

    by Jonathan Safran Foer | Read by Jonathan Safran Foer

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Narrating his own work, Jonathan Safran Foer admits he doesn't have the answer to the world's most imminent problem, which he is purposely slow to identify and confront. The thing is, climate change is overwhelming and heady. The problem isn't that we don't know about the threat it presents--it's that we don't believe in the threat enough to make the necessary radical changes.... Read More

  • THE WHISPER MAN

    THE WHISPER MAN

    by Alex North | Read by Christopher Eccleston

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Listeners looking for creepy will find it in full force in Alex North's dark thriller, narrated by British actor Christopher Eccleston. The "whisper man" was the moniker given to Frank Carter, a serial murderer who sought vulnerable boys and whispered to them outside their windows at night. Although Carter was captured and incarcerated years ago, similar crimes are once again... Read More

  • WHAT ROSE FORGOT

    WHAT ROSE FORGOT

    by Nevada Barr | Read by Kate Burton

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Fans of Nevada Barr's Anna Pigeon series will find this stand-alone audiobook a totally different listening experience. Narrator Kate Burton portrays Rose, a woman in her 60s who has escaped an institution's Memory Unit. Rose is convinced that she has been falsely committed for dementia. Burton dramatically portrays Rose's metamorphosis as the drugs that have fogged her brain... Read More

  • DRIVE-THRU DREAMS

    DRIVE-THRU DREAMS A Journey Through the Heart of America's Fast-Food Kingdom

    by Adam Chandler | Read by Adam Chandler

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Adam Chandler delivers his tribute to fast food with affection, zeal, and some humor. He even does some imitations as he pursues that most American institution--the drive-through. Mostly an enthusiast, he narrates his burger-infused stories energetically and persuasively. A fine storyteller, he offers tributes to White Castle, Wendy's, and the original Colonel Sanders that are... Read More

  • BARK OF NIGHT

    BARK OF NIGHT Andy Carpenter, Book 19

    by David Rosenfelt | Read by Grover Gardner

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Listening to Grover Gardner narrating a David Rosenfelt novel is like sliding into favorite slippers at the end of a long day: One feels the joyful gratification of a perfect fit. This 19th installment in the Andy Carpenter whodunit series will not disappoint fans. Gardner injects the famous defense lawyer with chipper determination and plenty of self-deprecating humor as he is... Read More

  • THE BURNING CHAMBERS

    THE BURNING CHAMBERS

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Kate Mosse | Read by Hattie Morahan

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    It's a turbulent time in France, when neighbors inform on neighbors, when a quiet word in the wrong ears can bring about torture and death. Hattie Morahan's similarly quiet voice threads through this story of the Inquisition and century-old secrets. In sixteenth-century Languedoc, 19-year-old Minou Joubert, the bookseller's daughter, encounters Piet Reydon, a Huguenot convert,... Read More

  • I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE

    I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE

    by Kristina Forest | Read by Jeanette Illidge

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Chloe's determination to be a professional ballerina is palpable in Jeanette Illidge's narration of this realistic YA romance. Against her mother's wishes, Chloe drives from New Jersey to Washington, DC, so she can audition for a dance company that welcomes dark-skinned dancers like her. When her former crush, Eli, joins the road trip, Chloe decides to admit her true feelings... Read More

  • PLEASE SEND HELP

    PLEASE SEND HELP

    by Gaby Dunn, Allison Raskin | Read by Gaby Dunn, Allison Raskin

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Authors Dunn and Raskin return to narrate another rollicking story featuring boisterous best friends Ava and Gen in this sequel to I HATE EVERYONE BUT YOU. After college, Ava and Gen split up to pursue new lives in different states, but they still text and email each other their latest dysfunctional adventures. Dunn and Raskin portray Ava and Gen respectively and capture their... Read More

  • THINGS YOU SAVE IN A FIRE

    THINGS YOU SAVE IN A FIRE

    by Katherine Center | Read by Therese Plummer

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    In this charming listen, narrator Therese Plummer portrays Cassie Hanwell--a confident, talented firefighter whose solitary life is upended when her estranged mother asks her to relocate to Boston. Though she is less than enthusiastic about the move, the timing is perfect, as life in Houston has hit some personal and professional bumps. As Cassie tries to fit in at an all-male... Read More

  • WAYWARD SON

    WAYWARD SON Simon Snow, Book 2

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Rainbow Rowell | Read by Euan Morton

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Euan Morton brings his exceptional narration skills to Rowell's highly anticipated sequel. After defeating the Insidious Humdrum, Simon Snow, unsure what to do with his new life, falls into depression. At the urging of best friend Penelope and boyfriend Baz, the trio embark on a trip to America, driving across the West to "rescue" their friend Agatha from her self-imposed... Read More

  • THE LOST BOY'S GIFT

    THE LOST BOY'S GIFT

    by Kimberly Willis Holt | Read by Justine Eyre

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Justine Eyre's gentle, expressive voice is well suited to Holt's quiet story of what it's like to be the new kid in the neighborhood and the difficulty of dealing with life's changes. When 9-year-old Daniel's parents divorce, he and his mother must leave his well-loved home on a busy city street for a new house across the county on tranquil While-a-Way Lane. Eyre conveys... Read More

  • THE LAST BOOK PARTY

    THE LAST BOOK PARTY

    by Karen Dukess | Read by Jesse Vilinsky

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Jesse Vilinsky's dramatic narration reveals a young woman's transformation during a summer spent with a group of writers on Cape Cod. Vilinsky's high tones and pacing bring out aspiring writer Eve Rosen's naïveté and her fascination with illustrious writer Henry Grey and his peers. Although some of the characters aren't fully distinguishable in the beginning, Vilinsky quickly... Read More

  • THE BRITISH ARE COMING

    THE BRITISH ARE COMING The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777

    by Rick Atkinson | Read by George Newbern, Rick Atkinson [Intro.]

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    History

    The winning combination of George Newbern's engaging narration and Rick Atkinson's vivid new work of history--the first in a planned trilogy about the American Revolution--brings to life what could have been a dry account of Revolutionary battles. While this is primarily a military history, Newbern is also adept at voicing the stories of ordinary colonists, most of whom did... Read More

  • WE WERE KILLERS ONCE

    WE WERE KILLERS ONCE Brigid Quinn, Book 4

    by Becky Masterman | Read by Kate Harper

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Kate Harper is the new voice of the Brigid Quinn mysteries. In this thriller, which can be listened to as a stand-alone, two storylines converge. The first involves the relationship between ex-FBI agent Brigid and her husband, a professor, and the second follows a drug dealer just released from prison. This is no ordinary ex-con, however; when Jerry was a teen, he... Read More

  • MIDNIGHT AT THE BLACKBIRD CAFE

    MIDNIGHT AT THE BLACKBIRD CAFE

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Heather Webber | Read by Stephanie Willis, Bethany Lind, Nicholas Techosky

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Stephanie Willia, Bethany Lind, and Nicholas Techosky take turns narrating this mystical Southern novel. Techosky portrays a reporter who is sent to Alabama to interview locals about mysterious blackbirds. Willia and Lind take on the two female leads, Anna Kate and Natalie, who don't know their connection at the beginning. Through the Blackbird Cafe they uncover the tie that... Read More

  • AS GOOD AS NEW

    AS GOOD AS NEW

    by Charlie Jane Anders | Read by Frankie Corzo

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Frankie Corzo narrates this novella about a woman who has been given three wishes. The story is set two years after the end of the world. Marisol, an award-winning playwright and premed student, is portrayed with a careful determination as she meticulously plots her wishes to restore the world and prevent future catastrophe. Richard, previously a theater critic and now a... Read More

  • A BETTER MAN

    A BETTER MAN Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 15

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Louise Penny | Read by Robert Bathurst

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Robert Bathurst's intelligent narration captures every nuance, every emotion, and each of Louise Penny's subtle revelations about the unique, completely engaging residents of Three Pines. A woman is missing, her father is frantic, and her abusive husband is the prime suspect. Raging spring flooding threatens the village, and, on his first day back to work after his suspension... Read More

  • BIRTHDAY

    BIRTHDAY

    by Meredith Russo | Read by Dana Allya Levinson

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Best friends Morgan and Eric were born on the same day, and this poignant audiobook follows their changing relationship through six years of mutual birthdays. Dana Levinson's sensitive, steady narration grounds listeners amid the characters' adolescent upheaval. As Eric faces growing family discord, Morgan aches to live into her transgender identity, and as their love for each... Read More

  • THE ELECTRIC HOTEL

    THE ELECTRIC HOTEL

    by Dominic Smith | Read by Edoardo Ballerini

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Dominic Smith's latest fictional dive into the history of an art form makes for a rich audiobook under narrator Edoardo Ballerini's able management. The period is the turn of the twentieth century, the arena the development of the moving picture, and the commercial question whether the technology of the French Lumière brothers or the patents of Thomas Edison will dominate the... Read More

  • SPINE OF THE DRAGON

    SPINE OF THE DRAGON Wake the Dragon, Book 1

    by Kevin J. Anderson | Read by Fleet Cooper

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Fleet Cooper delivers a dramatic narration from the very start of this first installment in the Wake the Dragon series. Anderson returns to epic fantasy with larger-than-life characters, swords, destruction, and sleeping monsters. Two continents are at war, but a common enemy develops, which makes them consider the unthinkable--an alliance. The saga is told from many points of... Read More

  • THE MERCIFUL CROW

    THE MERCIFUL CROW

    by Margaret Owen | Read by Amy Landon

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Amy Landon delivers an epic performance of this young adult fantasy novel. In a world in which kings and queens still rule and a caste system based on birds keeps everyone in their places, three main characters play a game in which they risk everything. Landon's task is not easy because most of the characters and creatures in this world have unique names and even more... Read More

  • DRESSED IN DREAMS

    DRESSED IN DREAMS A Black Girl's Love Letter to the Power of Fashion

    by Tanisha C. Ford | Read by Tanisha C. Ford

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Africana studies professor and cultural critic Tanisha Ford's voice is well paced and informative but never overly academic as she narrates her life story, focusing on the theme of fashion. Her narrative encapsulates the impact of social change on clothing trends. Ford clearly expresses her desire to belong, her longing for her mother's confidence and fashion sense, and her... Read More

  • THE ESCAPE ROOM

    THE ESCAPE ROOM

    by Megan Goldin | Read by Ramon De Ocampo, January LaVoy

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Two storylines unfold in alternate chapters in this twisty psychological thriller on audio. The first features Sara Hall and is convincingly narrated by January LaVoy. An ambitious finance graduate, Sara gets the job of her dreams at an investment bank and seems at first to be doing well. The second storyline, narrated by Ramon De Ocampo, with LaVoy handling some of the voices,... Read More

  • BENDING TOWARD JUSTICE

    BENDING TOWARD JUSTICE The Birmingham Church Bombing That Changed the Course of Civil Rights

    by Doug Jones, Greg Truman, Rick Bragg [Fore.] | Read by Doug Jones

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    History

    The U.S. senator who wrote this book narrates it, too. He is good at both, solid but not outstanding. Jones is the main character in this combined political autobiography and story of his successful prosecutions in 2001 and 2002 of two participants in the 1963 Birmingham, Alabama, church bombing, which killed four African- American girls. Jones has a pleasant Southern accent... Read More

  • LOONSHOTS

    LOONSHOTS How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries

    by Safi Bahcall | Read by William Dufris, Safi Bahcall [Prologue, Introduction]

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Business & Finance

    At the opening of this audiobook, narrator William Dufris recounts the development of radar, an idea that was once dismissed. This work is intended to inspire listeners to pursue their own crazy ideas, but the author offers more than mere inspiration. He's teaching listeners how to steer around roadblocks to bring so-called "loonshots" to fruition. He explains why some... Read More

  • DARK SHORES

    DARK SHORES Dark Shores, Book 1

    by Danielle L. Jensen | Read by Jeanette Illidge, Jeremy Arthur

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrators Jeanette Illidge and Jeremy Arthur complement each other's performances in this YA fantasy. In a world in which women are proficient captains on the high seas, Teriana is forced to decide between losing her crew or going against her gods by leading treacherous men to the mysterious Dark Shores. Both Illidge and Arthur portray main characters Teriana and Marcus,... Read More

  • LAST BUS TO EVERLAND

    LAST BUS TO EVERLAND

    by Sophie Cameron | Read by Joshua Manning

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Joshua Manning transports listeners from Edinburgh, Scotland, through a green door with a unicorn knocker. On the other side is a parallel dimension called Everland, described as "a knockoff Narnia," where time does not exist. This audiobook is told in the first person, so Manning does the majority of his work in the main character's Scottish accent. But because... Read More

  • BETHLEHEM

    BETHLEHEM

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Karen Kelly | Read by Christina Delaine

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    This novel shifts in time from the steel-boom era of 1918 to 1962, offering the perfect stage for narrator Christina Delaine's voice, which can be smooth as dark chocolate or sharp as a razor. Her husband's position as head of Collier Steel requires that Joanna and their kids move to the Collier family mansion in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. There, she will assist her... Read More

  • THE MURDER LIST

    THE MURDER LIST

    by Hank Phillippi Ryan | Read by Angela Dawe

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    This courtroom drama and murder mystery will delight listeners who enjoy a well-constructed story presented by a skilled narrator. The story involves a vicious competition between an ambitious prosecutor and a defense attorney who is determined to win every trial. Narrator Angela Dawe gives Martha, the prosecutor, a distinctive raw, scratchy voice that communicates power and... Read More

  • THE PRESIDENT'S BRAIN IS MISSING

    THE PRESIDENT'S BRAIN IS MISSING

    by John Scalzi | Read by P.J. Ochlan

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    P.J. Ochlan narrates a short story in which a White House staffer tries to find out where the president's brain has gone. After a series of scans reveals that the presidential skull is empty, his staff scrambles to discover its final resting place. Ochlan's wry narration is well suited to the story, while offering a hint of constrained humor. The work is short but filled with... Read More

  • CARNEGIE HILL

    CARNEGIE HILL

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Jonathan Vatner | Read by Cassandra Campbell

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Cassandra Campbell's extraordinary narration makes this audiobook a gripping listen. It's the story of the residents of a prestigious co-op building in the Carnegie Hill section of Manhattan. Thirty-something Penelope "Pepper" Bradford, an heiress, is engaged to Rick, a self-made wealth manager. When she joins the co-op board, Pepper becomes friendly with several neighbors,... Read More

  • THE DEATH AND LIFE OF AIDA HERNANDEZ

    THE DEATH AND LIFE OF AIDA HERNANDEZ A Border Story

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Aaron Bobrow-Strain | Read by Frankie Corzo

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    This audiobook demonstrates that the national debate over immigration is nothing new. Listeners will be gripped by Frankie Corzo's narration of this biography of Aida Hernandez, who came to the U.S. in 1987 at the age of 8. Corzo captures the raw emotions that percolate throughout the audiobook and excels in moments of drama, such as when Aida is deported to Mexico. At its... Read More

  • ARCHAEOLOGY FROM SPACE

    ARCHAEOLOGY FROM SPACE How the Future Shapes Our Past

    by Sarah Parcak | Read by Sarah Parcak

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Author/narrator Dr. Sarah Parcak, an Egyptologist and satellite archaeologist, transports listeners across continents and millennia as she explores ancient cultures through hands-on excavations and remote sensing technology. Her passion for past civilizations and their legacies permeates her narration of this compelling and accessible work. Parcak drew early inspiration from... Read More

  • SECRET SOLDIERS

    SECRET SOLDIERS

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Keely Hutton | Read by Raphael Corkhill

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    In this historical middle-grade audiobook, four disparate teens join a secret WWI mission, tunneling beneath no-man's-land toward the German front line. Narrator Raphael Corkhill is superb. He gives each boy a voice matching his nickname and personality. Shillings, named for his quick-fingered ability to steal one, speaks like the wily London urchin he is. Dover's lilting voice... Read More

  • ALL THE IMPOSSIBLE THINGS

    ALL THE IMPOSSIBLE THINGS

    by Lindsay Lackey | Read by Samantha Desz

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Samantha Desz's even pacing and tone reflect 11-year-old Red's tightly controlled exterior--but don't quite convey the turbulent storm of emotions thrumming inside her. After three unpleasant years in the foster system, Red is counting down the days until her mother's release from prison. At the same time, she tries to suppress her pain and anger over the incarceration... Read More

  • WHISPER NETWORK

    WHISPER NETWORK

    by Chandler Baker | Read by Almarie Guerra

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Almarie Guerra projects the Southern accent and sassy tone that are needed in this audiobook. After their company's CEO suddenly dies, Sloane, Ardie, Grace, and Rosalita are determined to make sure that Ames Garrett, a man known to sexually harass women, isn't chosen for the position. Guerra captivates listeners by creating energetic portrayals as the women strategize... Read More

  • STAY SEXY & DON'T GET MURDERED

    STAY SEXY & DON'T GET MURDERED The Definitive How-To Guide

    by Karen Kilgariff, Georgia Hardstark | Read by Karen Kilgariff, Georgia Hardstark, Paul Giamatti, et al.

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark team up to narrate their dual memoir in which they reflect on the life experiences that shaped them as women, led them to meet each other, and, ultimately, inspired them to create the hit podcast "My Favorite Murder." Both women are unapologetically vulnerable as they share their stories about depression, addiction, and learning to value... Read More

  • WASTE TIDE

    WASTE TIDE

    by Chen Qiufan, Ken Liu [Trans.] | Read by Ewan Chung

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Narrator Ewan Chung tells a story set in the future in China. On Silicon Island clans fight for supremacy in the booming electrical- waste-recycling industry. Listeners hear the tales of different members of the various caste systems as they navigate this harsh and deadly environment. Chung's performance is hamstrung by the text itself. Because this audiobook has been... Read More

  • LOSING EARTH

    LOSING EARTH A Recent History

    by Nathaniel Rich | Read by Matt Godfrey

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    This is an important, infuriating, enlightening, engaging, and engrossing audiobook. The author tells the tragic story of how the world, and the U.S. in particular, could have done something significant about climate change decades ago--but chose not to. Narrator Matt Godfrey sets just the right tone of exasperation and understanding. He delivers Rich's audiobook in a way that... Read More

  • CAPE MAY

    CAPE MAY

    by Chip Cheek | Read by George Newbern

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    In Chip Cheek's intense, erotic debut novel, narrator George Newbern offers perfect voices for innocent newlyweds Henry, 20, and Effie, 18. In 1957, the Georgia couple honeymoon in Cape May, New Jersey, where they begin to discover the pleasures of each other. But it isn't long before they're seduced by the more worldly Clare and Max, and Max's mysterious half-sister, Alma. The... Read More

  • UNDER CURRENTS

    UNDER CURRENTS

    by Nora Roberts | Read by January LaVoy

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    January LaVoy gives a gripping performance of contrasting personalities and voices. Zane seems to have the perfect family, but what lies beneath are undercurrents of violence and lies. The illusion shatters one terrifying night, and Zane and his sister escape. Years later he returns to his hometown and connects with newcomer Darby, who's running from her own scary past. Can the... Read More

  • THIS LAND IS OUR LAND

    THIS LAND IS OUR LAND An Immigrant's Manifesto

    by Suketu Mehta | Read by Vikas Adam

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Narrator Vikas Adam proves to be an excellent partner to author Suketu Mehta in this detailed and absorbing narrative, which finds links between immigration, imperialism, colonialism, climate change, and capitalism's thirst for cheap labor. Adam alters his pacing to signal the direct quotes from Mehta's interviews with immigrants in Morocco, France, the U.S., and other... Read More

  • HEARTWOOD BOX

    HEARTWOOD BOX

    by Ann Aquirre | Read by Nicol Zanzarella

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Nicol Zanzarella narrates this fun new YA audiobook, which Aguirre herself dubs "Stranger Things meets The Lake House." Its unfolding mysteries only get more interesting with each chapter. Aguirre is a master of poignant imagery, which transitions to audio beautifully. Her well-developed characters are enhanced by Zanzarella's excellent vocal portraits. The only odd thing is... Read More

  • FKA USA

    FKA USA

    by Reed King | Read by Dan Bittner, Peter Ganim

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Dan Bittner and Peter Ganim shepherd listeners through the apocalyptic world Formerly Known As the USA. Bittner narrates as Truckee Wallace, a 16-year-old orphan who finds himself in the middle of an international incident. Ganim chimes in as the future editor of Trukee's memoir. Bittner gets to shout and go wild as Truckee, in addition to voicing a talking goat, an android,... Read More

  • REPUBLIC OF LIES

    REPUBLIC OF LIES American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to Power

    by Anna Merlan | Read by Suehyla El-Attar, Anna Merlan [Intro.]

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    If you believe that the queen of England deals drugs or that Hillary Clinton runs a child pornography ring, this audiobook is not for you. Narrator Suehyla El-Attar channels, and amplifies, the author's bewilderment, disappointment, and occasional flashes of anger as she documents the threats to our fragile democracy from conspiracy theorists (CTs). El-Attar smoothly transports... Read More

  • AGAIN, BUT BETTER

    AGAIN, BUT BETTER

    by Christine Riccio | Read by Brittany Pressley, Christine Riccio [Note]

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Popular YouTuber Christine Riccio's author's note describes the real-life reason for her story--her feelings of timidity and of being overwhelmed in college. Brittany Pressley narrates the first-person account of Shane Primaveri, an only child who has been so concerned with pleasing her parents that she's done little to fulfill her own dreams. Pressley enacts Shane's... Read More

  • NOTHING TO HIDE

    NOTHING TO HIDE Lucy Kincaid, Book 15

    by Allison Brennan | Read by Ann Marie Lee

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Ann Marie Lee does an excellent job of emphasizing the tension between FBI agent Lucy Kincaid and an old-school police officer who distrusts the FBI. As Kincaid applies her keen psychological skills to the case featured in this police procedural, Lee emphasizes the two investigators' different approaches. She also rises to the challenge of creating strong personalities... Read More

  • STONE MOTHERS

    STONE MOTHERS

    by Erin Kelly | Read by Fenella Fudge, Jane McDowell, Polly Edsell

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    The focus of this slow-burn audio suspense is an insane asylum that existed at a time when women were sometimes unfairly committed--often by their husbands. Narrators Fenella Fudge and Jane McDowell effectively portray two women whose buried secrets, tied to the institution, may be revealed--with potentially life-threatening results. Polly Edsell narrates the novel's... Read More

  • THE PERFECT DATE

    THE PERFECT DATE

    by Evelyn Lozada, Holly Lörincz | Read by Paula Andrea

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    In this multicultural romance narrated by Paula Andrea, Angel Gomez is a Puerto Rican single mother and nursing student, and Caleb "The Duke" Lewis is an African-American baseball star. What begins as a chance meeting soon leads to much more. Andrea's lively narration is full of unusual tonal choices and inconsistent accents, both of which distract the listener. Her performance... Read More

  • SUMMONED TO THIRTEENTH GRAVE

    SUMMONED TO THIRTEENTH GRAVE Charley Davidson, Book 13

    by Darynda Jones | Read by Lorelei King

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Have a listen to the talented Lorelei King's narration of the latest in Jones's paranormal series. King's rich repertoire includes the grim reaper, a.k.a. Charley Davidson. Charley is given a firm, cultured voice that melds well with the oh-so-husky growl of her husband, Reyes, son of Satan. The two are out to protect their baby's future, and as they engage with secondary... Read More

  • NATURALLY TAN

    NATURALLY TAN

    by Tan France | Read by Tan France

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Tan France's unique accent, chummy intimacy, and cheeky delivery make audio the best way to experience his memoir. Fans will get to know the "Queer Eye" fashion expert as he shares stories about growing up South Asian in England, meeting his American husband and settling in Salt Lake City, starting his fashion businesses, and the road to getting cast in "Queer Eye." France is... Read More

  • WHEN ALL IS SAID

    WHEN ALL IS SAID

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Anne Griffin | Read by Niall Buggy

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Niall Buggy gives voice to 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan in Anne Griffin's debut novel. We meet him at the bar of the local hotel where he is raising a glass and a toast to each of the five people most important to his life. Through these toasts, Hannigan tells his story. Buggy's Irish brogue, pacing, and emotion are impeccable as the listener is transported to the bar... Read More

  • THE LEAGUE OF WIVES

    THE LEAGUE OF WIVES The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the U.S. Government to Bring Their Husbands Home

    by Heath Hardage Lee | Read by Heath Hardage Lee

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Listeners are transported back to the 1960s by Heath Hardage Lee and her painstaking research. She narrates the incredible true story of a group of military wives whose advocacy gained their husbands' freedom after they had been taken prisoner during the Vietnam War. Lee takes on the role of interpreter as she explains the strict gender roles at play in American society in the... Read More

  • MOTHER IS A VERB

    MOTHER IS A VERB An Unconventional History

    by Sarah Knott | Read by Rachel Bavidge

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Narrator Rachel Bavidge takes listeners through a deep meditation on the world's oldest profession: motherhood. She aptly delivers the history, anecdotes, and reflections that comprise this exploration of what it means to be a mother, both in the past as well as the present. Bavidge takes on the various personas of the women who were interviewed on these very personal subjects,... Read More

  • ALL WE COULD HAVE BEEN

    ALL WE COULD HAVE BEEN

    by TE Carter | Read by Frankie Corzo

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    In this moving audiobook, exceptionally narrated by Frankie Corzo, Lexie can't stop running. Five years ago, everything changed after a brutal act of violence. Since then, she has switched schools, changed names, and disconnected from family. But as her senior year begins, something is different. She makes friends, meets a boy, and joins the drama club. Corzo expertly voices... Read More

  • WOLFPACK

    WOLFPACK How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game

    by Abby Wambach | Read by Abby Wambach

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    World championship soccer player Abby Wambach narrates with strength and conviction while telling what she learned while leading Olympic soccer teams from the field and the sidelines, and at home from family and friends. These are the people who make up her "wolfpack." In 2018, she gave the commencement speech to Barnard graduates, and this motivational audiobook about coming... Read More

  • SPECTACLE

    SPECTACLE

    by Jodie Lynn Zdrok | Read by Laurie Catherine Winkel

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Listeners will be immediately intrigued by this fantasy thriller. Set in 1887 Paris, the story is beautifully written, filled with descriptive language, and the cadence and pace of delivery make you feel as though you are there watching it all unfold. Laurie Winkel portrays 16-year-old Nathalie Baudin, a journalist who covers the daily arrivals at the Paris morgue. One day,... Read More

  • GETTING HOT WITH THE SCOT

    GETTING HOT WITH THE SCOT Sometimes in Love, Book 1

    by Melonie Johnson | Read by Evelyn Eibhlin

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Evelyn Eibhlin narrates a fun Highland fling. On vacation in Europe with her best friends, Cassie Crow wants to hook up with a foreign hottie. Logan Reid wants to take his career to the next level by moving from his web series to a TV show. This story calls for accents. Logan is Scottish; his best friend, Theo, is British; and there are several Scottish secondary characters.... Read More

  • TEARS OF THE TRUFFLEPIG

    TEARS OF THE TRUFFLEPIG

    by Fernando A. Flores | Read by Raul Castillo

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Actor-playwright Raul Castillo combines his theater experience with his Mexican-American roots to give an understated and vulnerable voice to a story that takes place in the near future. A South Texas man is caught in a chaotic world in which narcotics are legal, the third wall between the U.S. and Mexico is being completed, and long extinct species such as the dodo are being... Read More

  • THE FLATSHARE

    THE FLATSHARE

    by Beth O'Leary | Read by Carrie Hope Fletcher, Kwaku Fortune

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Carrie Hope Fletcher and Kwaku Fortune bring genuine emotion to this London rom-com with their impeccable narration about an unlikely friendship. Tiffy and Leon share a one-bedroom apartment but have never met because of opposite schedules. The notes they exchange about their shared space soon veer into personal territory. Leon's accent sounds like South London had a fling with... Read More

  • MAGIC FOR LIARS

    MAGIC FOR LIARS

    by Sarah Gailey | Read by Xe Sands

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Xe Sands creates a gritty and entirely believable voice for Ivy Gamble, a P.I. who is recounting the investigation of a gruesome murder case at Osthorne Academy for Young Mages. Sands captivates listeners with a fatigued yet steady delivery of the first-person story and creates an atmosphere of intrigue with masterful pacing. Ivy's anxiety about taking on her first murder case... Read More

  • ALMOST MIDNIGHT

    ALMOST MIDNIGHT Mike Bowditch Series, Book 10

    by Paul Doiron | Read by Henry Leyva

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Henry Leyva inhabits Maine Game Warden Mike Bowditch. One of Mike's oldest friends, Billy Cronk, is incarcerated for murder in the Maine State Prison, put there by Mike's testimony. The nonstop action begins when Mike receives two calls for help--one from Billy, who wants Mike to investigate a prison guard, and one from a veterinarian, who tells him that Shadow, a... Read More

  • FIVE MIDNIGHTS

    FIVE MIDNIGHTS

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Ann Dávila Cardinal | Read by Almarie Guerra

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Almarie Guerra is wonderfully cast to narrate Cardinal's fabulously creepy murder mystery set in Puerto Rico and based on the El Cuco myth (a boogeyman monster). Guerra inhabits the multi-perspective story with distinguishable voices, particularly those of protagonists Lupe Dávila, a 16-year-old "GringaRican" living with her uncle, a police captain, for the summer, and Javier... Read More

  • HIGHLAND CROWN

    HIGHLAND CROWN Royal Highlander, Book 1

    by May McGoldrick | Read by Saskia Maarleveld, Raphael Corkhill

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Saskia Maarleveld and Raphael Corkhill narrate the first in a new historical romance series. Wanted by both Scottish rebels and the British government for the information she may possibly know, Isabella Drummond hides deep within the Highlands of her homeland. When her path crosses with that of ship captain Cinaed Mackintosh, she finds the unexpected--an ally and love.... Read More

  • SUNSET BEACH

    SUNSET BEACH

    by Mary Kay Andrews | Read by Kathleen McInerney

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Kathleen McInerney brings the listener into Drue Campbell's sorry life. She is out of a job and has hit bottom. Then her estranged father approaches her with both a job offer and a place to live--in her grandparents' beach cottage. Drue's father is a personal injury lawyer and has her working the phone at his firm. McInerney gives each character a unique voice--from... Read More

  • TRUST EXERCISE

    TRUST EXERCISE

    by Susan Choi | Read by Suehyla El-Attar, Jennifer Lim, Adina Verson

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrators Jennifer Lim, Suehyla El-Attar, and Adina Verson peel back the layers of three characters and one tumultuous year at an elite art school in the 1980s. Hormones, insecurity, and indiscretion abound as Sarah, David, and Karen navigate fraught, intense relationships while they are students of an unorthodox, demanding drama teacher. Each narrator provides a different... Read More

  • WE HUNT THE FLAME

    WE HUNT THE FLAME Sands of Aramiya, Book 1

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Hafsah Faizal | Read by Fiona Hardingham, Steve West

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrators Fiona Hardingham and Steve West lend their exceptional vocal skills to this fantasy novel. Its setting is inspired by ancient Arabia and inhabited by a stunning cast of characters, both human and otherworldly. Hardingham portrays Zafira, who defies authority by hunting game to save her people. West handles the assassin prince, Nasir. Both narrators deliver commanding... Read More

  • THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ALISTAIR AINSWORTH

    THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ALISTAIR AINSWORTH The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes, Book 3

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Leonard Goldberg | Read by Steve West

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    In a remarkable performance, Steve West becomes Dr. John Watson, Jr., husband of Joanna Blalock, daughter of Sherlock Holmes. West also gives dozens of other characters honest and convincing personalities. In this third adventure John, Joanna, and Dr. Watson, Sr., are called upon to find Alistair Ainsworth, a missing cryptographer who has access to secret government... Read More

  • THE PERFECT LIAR

    THE PERFECT LIAR

    by Thomas Christopher Greene | Read by Tavia Gilbert

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Tavia Gilbert expertly creates an atmosphere of suspense as she delivers a story of the complicated entanglement of two people who have plenty of dark secrets between them. Susannah is a young widow who is happily remarried to Max, a darling of the New York art scene. When they begin a new life together on a teaching fellowship in Vermont, everything seems perfect... Read More

  • RADICALIZED

    RADICALIZED

    by Cory Doctorow | Read by Wil Wheaton, Stefan Rudnicki, Mirron Willis, Lameece Issaq

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Cory Doctorow's four futuristic novellas are aided by four well-chosen narrators who each capture the essence of their given story. The works reflect today's issues and come to life through Doctorow's usual insightful and critical lens. Each novella offers something interesting-- from Poe's classic story reimagined as a tale of a modern apocalypse ("Masque of the Red Death") to... Read More

  • THE PANDORA ROOM

    THE PANDORA ROOM

    by Christopher Golden | Read by Amber Benson

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Amber Benson offers a solid narration of this audiobook--a blend of archaeology, action, and horror. Ben Walker works for the National Science Foundation, investigating the world's strangest phenomena for their potential for weaponization by the U.S. Walker is summoned to an archaeological dig, where Sophie Durand and her team appear to have found Pandora's box. When a... Read More

  • HOTBOX

    HOTBOX Inside Catering, the Food World's Riskiest Business

    by Matt Lee, Ted Lee | Read by Matt Lee, Ted Lee

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Award-winning cookbook authors and brothers Matt and Ted Lee go behind the scenes to examine the most competitive cooking of all--New York City's high-end catering. As the Lees deftly interview chefs, workers, and clients, their Southern charm enhances their narration. Listeners will feel part of the team as they spend four years working at all levels of preparing "fiestas" for... Read More

  • COMICS WILL BREAK YOUR HEART

    COMICS WILL BREAK YOUR HEART

    by Faith Erin Hicks | Read by Carly Robins

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    This contemporary story, narrated by Carly Robins, is inspired by ROMEO AND JULIET. It's clear that Nova Scotian Miriam Kendrick should not fall for Californian Weldon Warrick. Decades ago, Weldon's grandfather purchased the rights to the TomorrowMen comic series for a paltry sum, leaving his co-creator--Miriam's grandfather--with nothing when the series became a worldwide... Read More

  • BLACK AND BLUE

    BLACK AND BLUE Doug Brock, Book 3

    by David Rosenfelt | Read by Fred Berman

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    The latest mystery from author David Rosenfelt is a wonderful weave of twists and unpredictability, ably narrated by Fred Berman, whose joy at narration is evident from the beginning. The procedural features New Jersey State Trooper Doug Brock, who is suffering from amnesia after having been shot in the line of duty. Brock must solve a murder while retracing his investigation... Read More

  • THE MOMENT OF LIFT

    THE MOMENT OF LIFT How Empowering Women Changes the World

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Melinda Gates | Read by Melinda Gates

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    At a time of celebrity biographies, Melinda Gates, philanthropist and wife of Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, narrates her own story of growing awareness of women's lives worldwide. She does so in a strong, affirmative voice that tells all, even her own reluctance, as a practicing Catholic, to become a spokesperson for contraception. Gates is the feminist we all need; she... Read More

  • YOU'D BE MINE

    YOU'D BE MINE

    by Erin Hahn | Read by Emily Lawrence, Tristan Morris

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrators Tristan Morris and Emily Lawrence are a dynamic pair. When country music star Clay Coolidge and Annie Mathers, the daughter of country music royalty, hit the open road for a summer tour, sparks fly. Lawrence and Morris bring out all the charm, emotional heartbreak, and flirtatiousness in this story as the stars struggle to overcome their traumatic pasts and heal... Read More

  • MIRACLE CREEK

    MIRACLE CREEK

    by Angie Kim | Read by Jennifer Lim

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Jennifer Lim brings Angie Kim's debut novel to life. In rural Virginia, an experimental treatment facility offers cures for conditions like autism using a device call the Miracle Submarine. Then the device blows up, killing two people, and a murder trial follows. The story is full of unreliable narrators who are given unique voices by Lim. Protagonists Young and Pak's... Read More

  • I KNOW WHO YOU ARE

    I KNOW WHO YOU ARE

    by Alice Feeney | Read by Stephanie Racine

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Stephanie Racine masterfully keeps the listener's attention even as this story gets stranger and more uncomfortable with every second. When actress Aimee Sinclair's husband goes missing, she is sure a past stalker is responsible. But she can't prove it to the London police. Racine skillfully moves between a posh English accent and the Irish accent of a scared child as... Read More

  • A MEMORY CALLED EMPIRE

    A MEMORY CALLED EMPIRE Teixcalaan, Book 1

    by Arkady Martine | Read by Amy Landon

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    A riveting story of character interplay and politics, this audiobook features the cool, calm narration of Amy Landon. The political space opera follows Mahit Dzmare, a mining station colonist who is sent as an ambassador to the world-consuming alien empire of Teixcalaan. Her first order of business is to investigate the untimely death of her predecessor. Incredibly... Read More

  • MIDDLEGAME

    MIDDLEGAME

    by Seanan McGuire | Read by Amber Benson

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Amber Benson's compelling narration brings to life a world in which numbers and words are more than they seem, alchemy is real, and time is not a constant. Seanan McGuire's fantasy is a complex and intricately told story of siblings who come together through pain and longing to save each other and the world--if they don't destroy it first. Benson's portrayals of Roger and... Read More

  • TRUTH IN OUR TIMES

    TRUTH IN OUR TIMES Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts

    by David McCraw | Read by Stephen Graybill, David E. McCraw [Intro.]

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Narrator Stephen Graybill uses a steady professional tone for this audiobook in which ethics in journalism and the law are held to the highest standard. McCraw was the deputy attorney general for the NEW YORK TIMES for 17 years, including the time of the 2016 national election. He discusses his struggles with obtaining information under the Freedom of Information Act (the U.S.... Read More

  • A NEARLY NORMAL FAMILY

    A NEARLY NORMAL FAMILY

    by M.T. Edvardsson, Rachel Willson-Broyles {Trans.] | Read by Emily Watson, Georgia McGuire, Richard Armitage

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    It is only fitting that a story about a family told in three parts should involve more than one narrator. Emily Watson, Georgia McGuire, and Richard Armitage complement each other's depictions of a dysfunctional household that is hiding secrets. Adam, a pastor, and Ulrika, a criminal defense lawyer, are stunned to hear that their teen daughter, Stella, has been arrested and... Read More

  • RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE

    RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE

    by Casey McQuiston | Read by Ramon de Ocampo

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Narrator Ramón de Ocampo brings out all the emotion in this tender, serious, funny, and warmly hopeful love story. Smart, snarky Alex Claremont-Diaz, first son of the United States, is about to graduate from Georgetown and is eager to work on his mother's reelection campaign. Then he falls headlong into a whirlwind and very secret romance with England's Prince Henry. De Ocampo... Read More

  • FINALE

    FINALE Caraval, Book 3

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Stephanie Garber | Read by Rebecca Soler

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Rebecca Soler returns for the final installment in the Caraval trilogy, and with the Fates free, the stakes are higher than ever. While Soler's characterization of Scarlett was soft and motherly at the beginning of the series, the listener now hears her passion and desperation as she must fight for those she loves. Tella began as reckless and aloof, but here Soler... Read More

  • THE GUEST BOOK

    THE GUEST BOOK

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Sarah Blake | Read by Orlagh Cassidy

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Orlagh Cassidy narrates Blake's beautifully written multigenerational story of love and lies with consummate skill. Elegant and clear, distant yet passionate, she helps listeners discover the quirks in characters' personalities and explore their motives, both evident and hidden. The story, which spans the 1930s to the present, revolves around the Milton family of New York and... Read More

  • MR. KNOW-IT-ALL

    MR. KNOW-IT-ALL The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder

    by John Waters | Read by John Waters

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Cheerfully lewd and sincerely disingenuous, cult filmmaker, comic, and lifelong raconteur John Waters narrates his latest memoir/tell-all with a good-natured wink and a well-earned dab of sentimentality. Waters happily doles out observations and advice on any number of subjects from how to make it big in Hollywood and Broadway (CRY-BABY, HAIRSPRAY) to how to choose and... Read More

  • HEARTS OF THE MISSING

    HEARTS OF THE MISSING

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Carol Potenza | Read by Laura Jennings

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Laura Jennings believably delivers the intonations of a number of Native American characters in this mystery. What appears to be a straightforward missing persons case involving members of a local Pueblo tribe takes on a supernatural twist when police sergeant Nicky Matthews has a vision of an old woman who may or may not be the Wind Mother, or "kachina." Jennings... Read More

  • AMNESTY

    AMNESTY Amberlough Dossier, Book 3

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Lara Elena Donnelly | Read by Mary Robinette Kowal

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Mary Robinette Kowal narrates a powerful rumination on the aftermath of war in this third installment of the Amberlough Dossier series. How do you determine guilt or innocence when no one is truly blameless but a reckoning is still owed? Five years have passed since Amberlough City fell to the One State Party and was subsequently liberated by a group of... Read More

  • IF CATS DISAPPEARED FROM THE WORLD

    IF CATS DISAPPEARED FROM THE WORLD

    by Genki Kawamura, Eric Selland [Trans.] | Read by Brian Nishii

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Brian Nishii narrates this imaginative tale set in Japan about the complexities of death, life, and cats. At the outset, an unnamed 30-year-old man receives a terminal diagnosis. As imminent death looms, he receives a visit from the devil (cheekily named Aloha). The young man must decide if Aloha's offer to extend his life is worth the alternative losses he'd have to endure. As... Read More

  • A BEAUTIFUL CORPSE

    A BEAUTIFUL CORPSE Harper McClain, Book 2

    by Christi Daugherty | Read by Sophie Amoss

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Sophie Amoss introduces crime reporter Harper McClain, who is hardworking, passionate, and complex. While she has her own complicated relationship with the police and unsolved tragedies from her past, Harper is always committed to telling the whole story, regardless of who is involved. When a beautiful, young law student is murdered in downtown Savannah, the city wants... Read More

  • DEAR GEORGE, DEAR MARY

    DEAR GEORGE, DEAR MARY A Novel of George Washington's First Love

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Mary Calvi | Read by Marisa Calin, Raphael Corkhill

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    Audiobook listeners can travel back to the eighteenth century and hear a youthful George Washington recount British military blunders. Later, they hear a romantic Washington's frustration over being kept apart from his first love, Mary Eliza Philpse, the belle of Yonkers. Narrator Raphael Corkhill captures the essence of Washington--his sense of honor, his dignity, his... Read More

  • THE END OF THE MYTH

    THE END OF THE MYTH From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America

    by Greg Grandin | Read by Eric Pollins

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Narrator Eric Paulins does a serviceable job with this audiobook, whose central debate is over which symbol we want to best represent our nation--the open frontier or the border wall. He is easy to understand and presents each word flawlessly, using a low-pitched voice with a slightly nasal tone. Paulins also succeeds at putting some emotion behind his narration to push this... Read More

  • THE PATH MADE CLEAR

    THE PATH MADE CLEAR Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Oprah Winfrey | Read by Oprah Winfrey and a Full Cast

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    Fans of Oprah Winfrey's TV show, or more recently her two podcasts, will have this title on their playlist for months. She dips in and out of interview clips with trailblazers across various industries with her characteristic warmth, wit, and candor. Winfrey draws us close in this inspiring topical guide focused on self-motivation. We feel as though we are sitting in the living... Read More

  • WICKED SAINTS

    WICKED SAINTS Something Dark and Holy, Book 1

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Emily A. Duncan | Read by Natasha Soudek, Tristan Morris

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Two narrators deliver the dual perspectives of Nadya, a Kalyazi cleric capable of casting spells, and Serefin, high prince of Tranavia and an immensely powerful blood mage. Tristan Morris captures Serefin's lighthearted charm and Russian-inspired accent, but Natasha Soudek steals the show as Nadya. While running from Serefin and his soldiers, Nadya reluctantly allies herself... Read More

  • THE MOROCCAN GIRL

    THE MOROCCAN GIRL

    by Charles Cumming | Read by Charlie Anson

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    In this vivid and clever new audiobook, Kit Carradine is a spy novelist who is asked by (he thinks) MI6 to do some real undercover work while at a writer's conference in Morocco. The plot is like the souk, full of unexpected alleys that leave you unsure where you are, with plenty of exotic sights and smells, trip wires, and betrayals. Almost no one besides Kit himself is who he... Read More

  • FALTER

    FALTER Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

    by Bill McKibben | Read by Oliver Wyman, Bill McKibben [Intro.]

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Narrator Oliver Wyman has the difficult task of engaging listeners with this audiobook's grim tidings on climate change and pending social collapse. The sobering introduction, read by the author, renowned environmentalist Bill McKibben, warns listeners not to expect unwarranted hope. While McKibben is cautiously optimistic about renewable energy and the power of the people,... Read More

  • ONE SUMMER DAY IN ROME

    ONE SUMMER DAY IN ROME

    by Mark Lamprell | Read by Steve West

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    The genie of the city of Rome narrates this tale of love, performed in a soft voice by Steve West. Three couples and their stories become intertwined on a single day in Rome. Alice, a student from New York City; a couple whose marriage is shredding at the seams; and a woman and her sister-in-law are all in Rome for various reasons. Using diverse accents, West delivers most of... Read More

  • STARLESS

    STARLESS

    by Jacqueline Carey | Read by Caitlin Davies

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Jacqueline Carey's writing flows so beautifully that her stories beg to be experienced on audio. Carey has many fans from her popular Kushiel series. This exotic coming-of-age story is filled with unique settings, diverse characters, and plenty of lore. Narrator Caitlin Davies's youthful voice adds to the authenticity of the main character, Khai, and helps ground the listener... Read More

  • WE ARE MAYHEM

    WE ARE MAYHEM Black Star Renegades, Book 2

    by Michael Moreci | Read by Dan Bittner

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    With this audiobook, the Black Star Renegades return for more rip-roaring adventures. Narrator Dan Bittner is back as well, bringing his full array of fantastic character voices. The story's focus moves between the two main characters as Cade Sura and Kira Sen continue to battle the forces of the Praxis Empire. Cade struggles to gain control of the legendary Rokura, while Kira... Read More

  • WINTER TIDE

    WINTER TIDE Innsmouth Legacy, Book 1

    by Ruthanna Emrys | Read by Gabra Zackman

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Narrator Gabra Zackman engages with this weird, grim novel, a combination of fantasy and mystery. In 1928, the displaced survivors of a seaside community are sent by the U.S. government to live in the desert. Later, the story involves the siblings' visits to relatives who live under the sea, flashbacks to life in the desert camp, accidental magic, and even early Cold War... Read More

  • SOMETIMES I LIE

    SOMETIMES I LIE

    by Alice Feeney | Read by Stephanie Racine

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Despite the challenges--an unreliable narrator, an intricate plot, a shifting timeline, and myriad characters--Stephanie Racine gives a flawless narration of this audiobook. Amber's story begins, simply enough, with a brief confession: She is in a coma, her husband doesn't love her anymore, and sometimes she lies. Wait--what? Made to feel off-balance from the start, listeners... Read More

  • QUEEN VICTORIA: TWENTY-FOUR DAYS THAT CHANGED HER LIFE

    QUEEN VICTORIA: TWENTY-FOUR DAYS THAT CHANGED HER LIFE

    by Lucy Worsley | Read by Lucy Paterson, Lucy Worsley [Intro.]

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Narrator Lucy Paterson provides a charming portrayal of a mother, matron, minx, and monarch--Queen Victoria of England. Delivering 24 vignettes of the most important events in the queen's life, Paterson helps provide fascinating details about the reign of one of Britain's most famous royal figures. This audiobook is especially engaging because its format makes it more... Read More

  • THIS CHAIR ROCKS

    THIS CHAIR ROCKS A Manifesto Against Ageism

    by Ashton Applewhite | Read by Ashton Applewhite

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Ashton Applewhite narrates her hard-hitting broadside about the realities of age discrimination. In doing so, she turns her well-documented message into a call to action for senior citizens who feel the sting of being treated like second-class citizens. Her gender-neutral vocal character--neither too feminine nor too masculine--is confident, clear, and assertive. This, along... Read More

  • THE PERFECT ASSASSIN

    THE PERFECT ASSASSIN Chronicles of Ghadid, Book 1

    by K.A. Doore | Read by Amin El Gamal

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Narrator Amin El Gamal gives each character a different accent and timbre in this fantasy. The story is set in Ghadid, a desert country where water is so precious that it serves as currency. At the story's heart is Amastan, who has just finished his training as an assassin in the Basbowen clan. But the soft-spoken youth is more content in his other job as a scribe. When a drum... Read More

  • THE LAMBS

    THE LAMBS My Father, a Farm, and the Gift of a Flock of Sheep

    by Carole George | Read by Ann Marie Lee

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    This audio memoir--about the author's relationship with her father and the flock of sheep she comes to know and love--also fits the genre of personal transformation. Ann Marie Lee captures the author's thoughtful tone as George comes to reflect on her successful urban law career and reconsider what matters most to her, including rediscovering the thread of her literary life. As... Read More

  • THE VERY BEST OF THE BEST

    THE VERY BEST OF THE BEST 35 Years of The Year's Best Science Fiction

    by Gardner Dozois [Ed.] | Read by Will Damron, Vivienne Leheny

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Following 35 editions of THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION, the newest compilation includes choice pieces from Charles Stross, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Greg Egan, Stephen Baxter, Pat Cadigan, and many others. This behemoth collection clocks in at nearly 40 hours, and narrators Vivienne Leheny and Will Damron take turns with the works, sharing notes on these accomplished... Read More

  • THE RUIN OF KINGS

    THE RUIN OF KINGS The Godslayer Cycle, Book 1

    by Jenn Lyons | Read by Vikas Adam, Feodor Chin, Soneela Nankani

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    A trio of talented narrators tackles the first book in a new fantasy series centered on a man who is destined to destroy an empire. The novel is framed as a story within a story in which Kihrin, portrayed by Vikas Adam, tells his tale to his female captor, a shape-shifting and deadly assassin, portrayed by Soneela Nankani, as she recounts the events leading up to his capture. A... Read More

  • TIN HEART

    TIN HEART

    by Shivaun Plozza | Read by Katherine Littrell

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Katherine Littrell wrests all the humor, angst, and anguish from this first-person account of Australian teen Marlowe Jensen's attempts to adjust to normal life after her heart transplant. Littrell captures Marlowe's many moods with an engaging performance that moves with the text from intensely introspective to wryly humorous and fiercely poignant. She expertly... Read More

  • SAVE ME FROM DANGEROUS MEN

    SAVE ME FROM DANGEROUS MEN Nikki Griffin, Book 1

    by S.A. Lelchuk | Read by January LaVoy

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator January LaVoy introduces listeners to Nikki Griffin, the unforgettable, multidimensional heroine of a new action-packed series. Griffin is complicated--on one hand, she owns a bookstore and quotes literature; on the other, she's a private investigator and occasional vigilante best known for teaching men who hurt women a lesson. She is both the best friend you could ask... Read More

  • NINETY-NINE GLIMPSES OF PRINCESS MARGARET

    NINETY-NINE GLIMPSES OF PRINCESS MARGARET

    by Craig Brown | Read by Eleanor Bron

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Narrator Eleanor Bron confidently uses her British accent to charm and mildly hypnotize listeners with this disappointing loose biography of Queen's Elizabeth's younger sister, the late Princess Margaret. The royal herself was vivacious, artsy, and elegant--and often known to exhibit sudden changes in mood. This audiobook ultimately gives no clear understanding of or even... Read More

  • MASTER OF HIS FATE

    MASTER OF HIS FATE The House of Falconer, Book 1

    by Barbara Taylor Bradford | Read by Joan Walker

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Joan Walker's narration is memorable in this first of the House of Falconer series. At 14, James Falconer knows he wants to be more than a struggling merchant in Victorian England. He intends to found a mercantile empire. When he catches the attention of Henry Malvern, a shipping tycoon, his career begins its upward climb. Henry's daughter, Alexis, leads a charmed life--until... Read More

  • THE RHYTHM SECTION

    THE RHYTHM SECTION Stephanie Patrick, Book 1

    by Mark Burnell | Read by Elizabeth Knowelden

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    The tension in Elizabeth Knowelden's voice is palpable as she narrates the story of Stephanie Patrick, a young woman seeking revenge after her family dies in a horrific airline bombing attack. Knowelden maintains an ominous tone with an intensity that does not let up as Stephanie evolves from a drug-addicted prostitute to a terrorist operative named Petra who is recruited by a... Read More

  • THE RECKONING

    THE RECKONING Children's House, Book 2

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir | Read by Lucy Patterson

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    With a remarkable ability to subtly distinguish myriad characters, Lucy Patterson masterfully narrates this thriller, the second featuring Detective Huldar and child psychologist Freyja. Ten years ago, a child wrote a series of initials on a letter for a school time capsule. Somehow, those letters are tied to a series of grisly murders. In a crisp British accent, Patterson... Read More

  • COURT OF LIES

    COURT OF LIES

    by Gerry Spence | Read by Adam Grupper

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    The famed trial lawyer's first novel, about a life-and-death courtroom fight in 1950s Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is narrated with excellent pacing by Adam Grupper. The court battle revolves around Judge John Murray and his nemesis, Prosecutor Haskins Sewell. Murray and his wife have no children of their own but have "adopted" Lillian Adams, a talented artist with anger issues.... Read More

  • BENEATH THE SUGAR SKY

    BENEATH THE SUGAR SKY Wayward Children, Book 3

    by Seanan McGuire | Read by Michelle Dockrey

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Michelle Dockrey's smooth narration invites listeners to jump into this third installment of the Wayward Children series just as an unexpected visitor falls right into the turtle pond at Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children. The visitor, Rini, says she's the daughter of former student Sumi--a confusing claim, considering that Sumi was murdered without having had children.... Read More

  • THE DYSASTERS

    THE DYSASTERS Dysasters, Book 1

    by Kristin Cast, P.C. Cast | Read by Emma Galvin

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Despite its dramatic premise, this audiobook is a fun, lighthearted high school story much in the same spirit as the Cast duo's HOUSE OF NIGHT series. Snarky teens must learn to harness their exceptional supernatural abilities, lest they bring "dysaster" to those they love. Narrator Emma Galvin captures the spirit of this YA fantasy with her feisty delivery and relatable voice.... Read More

  • RAISING AN EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT CHILD

    RAISING AN EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT CHILD The Heart of Parenting

    by John Gottman, Joan DeClair, Daniel Goleman [Fore.} | Read by Roy Worley

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    Roy Worley brings his corporate voice-over skills to a project that might have been better served by a narrator more at home delivering an audiobook about parent-child communication. His phrasing patterns are pleasing enough, but they are from the world of advertising. His delivery doesn't always sound connected to this work's emotional nuances. The author's writing style may... Read More

  • BROWN WHITE BLACK

    BROWN WHITE BLACK An American Family at the Intersection of Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion

    by Nishta J. Mehra | Read by Nishta J. Mehra

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    In this audiobook, there is a disconnect between what author Nishta J. Mehra writes and how she conveys it in her narration. Mehra shares how she navigated the challenges of being an Indian-American growing up in the South, coming out to her family, and adopting an African-American baby with her wife. Her narration is decent but can sound flat--as if she is saying the words but... Read More

  • SQUAD

    SQUAD

    by Mariah MacCarthy | Read by Mariah MacCarthy

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    In this contemporary young adult audiobook, the listener meets Jenna, a high school cheerleader. When an unexpected falling out with her best friend leaves Jenna on the outside of their once tight-knit team, her life changes dramatically. While author-narrator Mariah MacCarthy maintains an even pace throughout their narration, they fail to elicit much sympathy for Jenna. With... Read More

  • THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF COYOTE SUNRISE

    THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF COYOTE SUNRISE

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Dan Gemeinhart | Read by Khristine Hvam

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Khristine Hvam's narration is as heartfelt as the story of 12-year-old Coyote Sunrise. As Coyote and her dad, Rodeo, crisscross the country in a refitted school bus in search of the next delicious meal or some other particular delight, they avoid the heartbreak that befell them five years earlier. All this changes with one phone conversation, and a cross-country trek against... Read More

  • THE PEACOCK FEAST

    THE PEACOCK FEAST

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Lisa Gornick | Read by Tavia Gilbert

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Listeners will be fully engaged with Tavia Gilbert's sublime narration, which appreciably enhances this multigenerational story. At 101 years old, Prudence, the daughter of a gardener at Laurelton Hall (Louis Tiffany's mansion) first meets her grandniece, Grace. As they talk, the history of their entire family, and of the times in which they lived, unfolds. Gilbert expertly... Read More

  • THE THREAT

    THE THREAT How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump

    by Andrew G. McCabe | Read by Andrew G. McCabe

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Former FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe is a surprisingly good narrator for a guy who made his bones climbing that agency's career ladder and not behind the mic. Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe, who had served as acting FBI director, just 26 hours before he was to retire from the agency. McCabe is critical of Sessions and President Trump, but that's just a... Read More

  • THE ASTONISHING MAYBE

    THE ASTONISHING MAYBE

    by Shaunta Grimes | Read by Ramon de Ocampo

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Ramon de Ocampo captures Gideon Quinton's transition from obedient grade schooler to independent middle schooler. Speaking aloud, Gideon sounds gentler, more compliant than the often questioning, sarcastic, or annoyed tones de Ocampo uses for Gideon's thoughts as he pushes the tight boundaries set by his parents. While Gideon is the main character, his peculiar... Read More

  • STEAL THE STARS

    STEAL THE STARS

    by Mac Rogers, Nat Cassidy | Read by Mac Rogers, Nat Cassidy, and a Full Cast

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Bundling a successful podcast with other material, this audio program makes an attention-grabbing listen.The cast includes creators Rogers and Cassidy and the many actors of the podcast. The listener experiences the audio drama as it unfolds and the quirky characters come to life, making this program addictive. The story is hilarious and original: An alien fallen from the sky... Read More

  • HOUSEGIRL

    HOUSEGIRL

    by Michael Donkor | Read by Adjoa Andoh

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Adjoa Andoh will have listeners aching for the lost childhoods of Belinda and Mary as the two child servants work in an upper-middle-class home in Ghana. Her descriptions of the girls' endless daily chores evoke empathy, while their sisterly antics bring smiles. Andoh delivers the girls' dialogue in a credible dialect, and the rhythm of her speech helps listeners... Read More

  • WILD BILL

    WILD BILL The True Story of the American Frontier's First Gunfighter

    by Tom Clavin | Read by Johnny Heller

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Johnny Heller does a fine job narrating Clavin's well-researched and entertaining biography of the famous Western lawman and scout Wild Bill Hickok. Sifting through the legends and folklore, Clavin presents the real Wild Bill, who was more than a dime-novel titan and every bit a larger-than-life character. An active participant in the "Bleeding Kansas" troubles, he served as a... Read More

  • CONNECTIONS IN DEATH

    CONNECTIONS IN DEATH In Death, Book 48

    by J.D. Robb | Read by Susan Ericksen

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Susan Ericksen rises admirably to the challenge of helping to distinguish the many different characters in this mystery. Set in a bleak mid-21st-century New York City, the story draws listeners into a gritty investigation as homicide cop Eve Dallas and her team set out to uncover the truth about an apparent drug overdose. In particular, Ericksen's narration draws on... Read More

  • PEASPROUT CHEN: BATTLE OF CHAMPIONS

    PEASPROUT CHEN: BATTLE OF CHAMPIONS Peasprout Chen, Book 2

    by Henry Lien | Read by Nancy Wu

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Nancy Wu expertly conveys Peasprout's hilarious snarkiness and spunk in the sequel to PEASPROUT CHEN: FUTURE LEGEND OF SKATE AND SWORD Traditional Asian music introduces the audiobook before giving way to an original pop song, presaging the blending of worlds in this Asian-inspired fantasy. Entering her second year at Pearl Famous Academy of Skate and Sword, Peasprout... Read More

  • BRINGING DOWN THE COLONEL

    BRINGING DOWN THE COLONEL A Sex Scandal of the Gilded Age, and the "Powerless" Woman Who Took On Washington

    by Patricia Miller | Read by Christina Delaine

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Narrator Christina Delaine delivers this true story in a steady, engaged voice. In the late nineteenth century, society held fast to a double standard in sexual matters between women and men. Americans believed that God intended women to be the guardians of virtue; men were excused from corrupting that virtue. That idea began to change when Madeline Pollard won a... Read More

  • IN PARIS WITH YOU

    IN PARIS WITH YOU

    by Clémentine Beauvais, Sam Taylor [Trans.] | Read by Ellie Heydon

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    British actor Ellie Heydon narrates this French romance with the knowing tone of an omniscient narrator. It's a short and sweet crossover between contemporary new adult and young adult fiction. Listeners will have to adjust to a narrator with an English accent performing a story set in Paris, but Heydon's pronunciation of French words is impeccable. Throughout the many... Read More

  • A DEADLY DIVIDE

    A DEADLY DIVIDE Rachel Getty and Esa Khattak, Book 5

    by Ausma Zehanat Khan | Read by Peter Ganim

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Peter Ganim dramatizes the ethnic and religious tensions at the heart of this crime novel set in Quebec. In a baritone voice, he recounts the danger and dilemmas facing the police after an attack at a local mosque. He portrays both male and female characters equally well as the story moves between detectives Rachel Getty and Esa Khattak. Ganim credibly delivers the... Read More

  • UNEXAMPLED COURAGE

    UNEXAMPLED COURAGE The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring

    by Richard Gergel | Read by Tom Zingarelli, Richard Gergel [Intro.]

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Tom Zingarelli has a sonorous, even tone as he narrates an important story that demands outrage. Isaac Woodard was an African-American soldier returning home from war in 1945 when he was removed from a bus in South Carolina and savagely beaten by a police chief until he was permanently blinded. The trial of Woodard's attacker got the attention of President Truman, and it... Read More

  • THE LOST MAN

    THE LOST MAN

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Jane Harper | Read by Stephen Shanahan

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Australian narrator Stephen Shanahan returns for another knockout performance. Jane Harper's latest audiobook isn't part of her Aaron Falk series, but it still features the unforgiving Australian Outback, a vexing mystery, and richly drawn characters. Shanahan's genuine accent is essential for the story's setting and ambiance. He also shows remarkable range in his portrayal of... Read More

  • DAUGHTER OF A DAUGHTER OF A QUEEN

    DAUGHTER OF A DAUGHTER OF A QUEEN

    by Sarah Bird | Read by Bahni Turpin

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    Narrator Bahni Turpin beautifully performs this novel based on the real-life story of Cathy Williams, who was born into slavery and "freed" by Union General Philip Sheridan for the purpose of helping his camp cook during the Civil War. Afterwards, Williams became the first woman to serve in the U.S. Army during peacetime. Disguising herself as a man, she served in the cavalry... Read More

  • OUTRAGEOUS ACTS AND EVERYDAY REBELLIONS

    OUTRAGEOUS ACTS AND EVERYDAY REBELLIONS Third Edition

    by Gloria Steinem, Emma Watson [Fore.] | Read by Gloria Steinem, Barrie Kreinik, Gabra Zackman, Soneela Nankani, Robin Miles

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    One of activist Gloria Steinem's "everyday rebellions" was to encourage other women to provide their voices in the narration of these essays. Narrators Barrie Kreinik, Gabra Zackman, Soneela Nankani, and Robin Miles each provide compelling narrations of the highly quotable words of a writer who cheerfully refers to herself as a radical feminist. Steinem's influential ideas are... Read More

  • THE VANISHING MAN

    THE VANISHING MAN Charles Lenox Series, Book 0.5

    by Charles Finch | Read by James Langton

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    James Langton offers a splendid narration of this second prequel to the Charles Lenox series. Part of a proposed trilogy, this middle story is set in 1853. Charles Finch's Victorian detective, Lenox, is called upon to find out who stole a painting of the Duke of Dorset's great-grandfather. Untroubled by the loss of the ancestral portrait, the Duke owns the only existing... Read More

  • FORGET YOU KNOW ME

    FORGET YOU KNOW ME

    by Jessica Strawser | Read by Gabra Zackman

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Gabra Zackman portrays a woman who comes to question whether her best friend can be trusted. Molly and Liza are on a video chat when Molly steps away and Liza witnesses a masked intruder in Molly's house. Zackman's mature tone complements the characters' adult concerns, which include spiraling debt, troubled marriages, and more. She effectively delineates characters... Read More

  • MURDER ON MILLIONAIRES' ROW

    MURDER ON MILLIONAIRES' ROW

    by Erin Lindsey | Read by Barrie Kreinik

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Barrie Kreinik artfully portrays colorful people--locals and immigrants--who call New York City home in the nineteenth century. Rose Gallagher is housemaid to wealthy British Pinkerton detective Thomas Wiltshire, whose disappearance deeply concerns her. Listeners will be pleased to meet lovely Chinese Mei and Gallagher's mam (mother), who talks to the dead. Kreinik's... Read More

  • THE KING'S ASSASSIN

    THE KING'S ASSASSIN The Secret Plot to Murder King James I

    by Benjamin Woolley | Read by David Timson

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Soft-spoken David Timson narrates this sweeping history of the court of King James I, Britain's first Stuart king. Listeners learn about the machinations and intrigue within the court. Attention is focused particularly on George Villiers, who rose from obscurity to become gentleman of the royal bedchamber and lover of King James I in 1615. Upon James's death in 1625, Villiers... Read More

  • I.M.

    I.M. A Memoir

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Isaac Mizrahi | Read by Isaac Mizrahi

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Fashion designer and television personality Mizrahi recounts the challenges of growing up gay in 1960s Brooklyn in a Syrian-Jewish Orthodox family. His story is told in dryly witty tones illuminated by moments of unbridled raw emotion. It was a time when everything was conservative except clothes for young women--who were decked out to attract rich husbands. Mizrahi speaks... Read More

  • ENCHANTEE

    ENCHANTEE Enchantée, Book 1

    by Gita Trelease | Read by Justine Eyre

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Justine Eyre helps transport listeners to prerevolutionary France and the intrigues of Louis XVI's court. After her parents die and her brother fails to offer protection, Camille becomes the penniless guardian of her younger sister. Her only asset is an enchanted dress, which temporarily transforms her into a fashionable beauty, allowing her entrance to Versailles,... Read More

  • THE MALTA EXCHANGE

    THE MALTA EXCHANGE Cotton Malone, Book 14

    by Steve Berry | Read by Scott Brick, Steve Berry

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Scott Brick returns to portray Cotton Malone and a cast of many secondary characters in the fourteenth book in this series, which listeners can also appreciate as a stand-alone. The story's history, battles, conspiracy theories, and puzzle solving are reminiscent of THE DA VINCI CODE. What differentiates Berry's version is the way the island of Malta's intriguing... Read More

  • THE DICHOTOMY OF LEADERSHIP

    THE DICHOTOMY OF LEADERSHIP Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win

    by Jocko Willink, Leif Babin | Read by Jocko Willink, Leif Babin

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Business & Finance

    With so much of this audiobook illustrated by the authors' battlefield experiences, their dramatic, often combative, narration is not entirely out of place. This is the second leadership audio from the two Iraq-era combat officers, who say that great leaders must find the right balance in their approaches to leadership. They show how important it is to deliberate, finesse, and... Read More

  • THE FLAME

    THE FLAME Poems Notebooks Lyrics Drawings

    by Leonard Cohen, Robert Faggen [Ed.], Alexandra Pleshoyano [Ed.] | Read by Margaret Atwood, Rodney Crowell, John Doe, Will Patton, Seth Rogen, Michael Shannon and a Full Cast

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    A celebrity cast certainly contributes to the success of this audiobook, but each voice is identified only on its first appearance. After that, unless you know the voices, you must rely not on star power but on the quality of the narrations; fortunately, that is consistently very high. The excerpts from the late singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen's notebooks range from the... Read More

  • THE GILDED WOLVES

    THE GILDED WOLVES

    by Roshani Chokshi | Read by P.J. Ochlan, Laurie Catherine Winkel

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    P.J. Ochlan and Laurie Winkel narrate the first in an alternate-history series. They animate a large cast of well-rounded characters, a complicated plot, and rich descriptions. Ochlan delivers the chapters told from a male point of view. He describes, for example, the power of Séverin, a thief who leads a brilliant multiethnic crew in solving riddles and puzzles to recover a... Read More

  • GHOST WALL

    GHOST WALL

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Sarah Moss | Read by Christine Hewitt

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Christine Hewitt's insightful characterizations bring greater depth to Moss's nuanced and gripping novel. Set over the course of two hot summer weeks in Britain in the 1970s, the story follows an unlikely group of historical re-enactors whose attempt at living like Iron Age Britons goes terribly awry. An archaeology professor and three students are accompanied by a... Read More

  • SMALL ANIMALS

    SMALL ANIMALS Parenthood in the Age of Fear

    by Kim Brooks | Read by Kim Brooks

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    Author Kim Brooks's moving narration is the perfect vehicle for the drama surrounding her arrest for a momentary lapse in judgment--leaving her 4-year-old son in a locked car while she ran into a Virginia store. She weaves this experience into the broader story of how the culture of American parenting--competitive, anxious, judgmental--has come to impact everything we do as... Read More

  • THE BEST BAD THINGS

    THE BEST BAD THINGS

    by Katrina Carrasco | Read by Saskia Maarleveld

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Saskia Maarleveld works hard to make the story flow in this Western thriller. It's 1887, and cross-dressing ex-Pinkerton agent Alma Rosales, a.k.a. Jack Camp, works for Delphine Beaumond, a sexy but ruthless crime boss and madam on the West Coast. Maarleveld uses her most sultry voice for Alma's sporadic female appearances and gravelly tones for her alter ego, Jack.... Read More

  • THE WIDOWS

    THE WIDOWS

    by Jess Montgomery | Read by Susan Bennett

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Two widows in an Appalachian mining town in 1924 have nothing in common--until they discover a shared love for the same man and a remarkable courage to stand up for social justice. Narrator Susan Bennett portrays the resolve of well-bred Lily Ross, who is determined to discover who killed her husband, the sheriff. Bennett provides a less-mannered, slightly accented voice for... Read More

  • ASK ME NO QUESTIONS

    ASK ME NO QUESTIONS Lady Dunbridge, Book 1

    by Shelley Noble | Read by Erin Bennett

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Author Shelley Noble embroils amateur British sleuth Lady Philomena "Phil" Dunbridge in the murder investigation of her friend's husband upon her arrival in early-twentieth-century New York City. Narrator Erin Bennett introduces listeners to the series characters--primary and secondary--informing their accents and tones with their backgrounds and personalities. Determined and... Read More

  • NOWHERE BOY

    NOWHERE BOY

    by Katherine Marsh | Read by Jeremy Arthur

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    When Max, a 13-year-old American living in Belgium with his family, finds Ahmed, a 14-year-old Syrian refugee living in the cellar, he must do all he can to ensure his new friend's safety during tumultuous times. Narrator Jeremy Arthur establishes even pacing that intensifies as the police become suspicious about Ahmed's immigration status. Arthur adds accents to both major and... Read More

  • REDEMPTION POINT

    REDEMPTION POINT Crimson Lake, Book 2

    by Candice Fox | Read by Euan Morton

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    With this audiobook, the second in a series, narrator Euan Morton becomes the de facto voice of Crimson Lake, an Australian rain forest town that's inhabited by crocs, spiders as big as dinner plates, and hard-living Top Enders (Northern Queensland residents). Among the human oddities is Ted, an ex-cop wrongly accused of pedophilia, and Amanda, a tattooed tell-it-like-it-is... Read More

  • UNSTOPPABLE MOSES

    UNSTOPPABLE MOSES

    by Tyler James Smith | Read by Graham Halstead

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Seventeen-year-old Moses gets caught up in a simple prank that quickly turns into arson with his mischievous cousin. The criminal justice systems assigns him community service: working as a camp counselor for children. Narrator Graham Halstead creates an authentic voice that reflects the raw pain that Moses feels because of his involvement in the crime and the traumatic... Read More

  • SINS AS SCARLET

    SINS AS SCARLET Inspector Iwata, Book 2

    by Nicolás Obregón | Read by P.J. Ochlan

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    P.J. Ochlan puts his considerable narrating talents to work on this complicated murder mystery. From Japanese to American characters, he covers a range of ages and accents, including those of Spanish speakers. Ochlan's dexterity captures all of them with believable accuracy as we learn about the seamier side of life in L.A. Inspector Kosuke Iwata, who is at the heart of the... Read More

  • THE GIRL HE USED TO KNOW

    THE GIRL HE USED TO KNOW

    by Tracey Garvis Graves | Read by Kathleen McInerney, Fred Berman

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    The daily discomforts, struggles, and successes of Annika Rose, a young woman on the autism spectrum, are masterfully conveyed in Kathleen McInerney's carefully paced narration. She brings in touches of hopefulness, naïveté and determination. Annika meets Jonathan at a college chess club meeting, and the two begin dating. The story moves back and forth between the two... Read More

  • THE FIRST CONSPIRACY

    THE FIRST CONSPIRACY The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Josh Mensch, Brad Meltzer | Read by Scott Brick

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Brad Meltzer utilizes his skills as a thriller novelist to great effect in this true story of a plot to kidnap or even kill George Washington in the early years of the American Revolution. Scott Brick adds to the enjoyment with a gripping narration. Mensch and Meltzer's pacing and straightforward writing style adapt well to audio. Brick, in turn, makes the pages come alive. He... Read More

  • THE MAN WHO WOULD BE SHERLOCK

    THE MAN WHO WOULD BE SHERLOCK The Real-Life Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle

    by Christopher Sandford | Read by Steven Crossley

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Arthur Conan Doyle tried to kill Sherlock Holmes after his fictional creation took over Doyle's writing life, but never mind that. In real life, Conan Doyle, a doctor turned author, so admired detectives that he acted like one. Excellently read by Steven Crossley in an orotund voice and a tone of amazement, this unique biography is a must for Holmes lovers and others. An... Read More

  • THE CRAFTSMAN

    THE CRAFTSMAN

    by Sharon Bolton | Read by Nathalie Buscombe

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Bolton's compelling crime drama is given a terrific narration by Nathalie Buscombe. Returning to Lancashire in 1999 to attend the funeral of a convicted child murderer, Assistant Police Commissioner Florence Lovelady finds a recently crafted clay effigy of herself, much like the ones buried with the murdered teenagers 31 years earlier. She questions whether Larry Glassbrook... Read More

  • BRIGHT YOUNG DEAD

    BRIGHT YOUNG DEAD Mitford Murders, Book 2

    by Jessica Fellowes | Read by Rachel Atkins

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Rachel Atkins introduces listeners to the world of flappers, nightclubs, drugs, and gangs. Nursery assistant Louisa Cannon tries to help a fellow household domestic escape Forty Thieves, a vicious all-women's gang, and go straight. But things go horribly wrong when a party guest winds up dead and Louisa's friend gets charged with murder. Atkins effectively conveys the... Read More

  • UNEASY LIES THE CROWN

    UNEASY LIES THE CROWN Lady Emily, Book 13

    by Tasha Alexander | Read by Bianca Amato

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Bianca Amato takes listeners to England in the days following the death of Queen Victoria. Lady Emily and Sir William Hargreaves become aware that a plot against the new king is being hatched. In alternate chapters, Amato takes listeners back to 1415 as Sir Colin Hargreaves, ancestor of Sir William, fights alongside King Henry V at Agincourt while his bride waits at... Read More

  • MURDER AT THE MILL

    MURDER AT THE MILL Iris Grey, Book 1

    by M.B. Shaw | Read by Penelope Rawlins

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Painter Iris Grey seeks solace from her failed marriage in the countryside, where listeners join her in becoming enmeshed with the family of famous writer Dominic Wetherby. Narrator Penelope Rawlins highlights the various tensions at the Wetherby Christmas Eve party, which culminate in the discovery of a body by Dominic's youngest son, Lorcan. Rawlins portrays the depth of the... Read More

  • THE DEATH MESSENGER

    THE DEATH MESSENGER Matthew Ryan, Book 2

    by Mari Hannah | Read by Tim Bruce

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Listeners follow Detective Superintendent Eloise O'Neill as she investigates a series of murders in Newcastle, England. With her newly founded elite team, she must stop a brutal serial killer whose victims seem quite unconnected. Narrator Tim Bruce does an excellent job of capturing the distinctive accents of the north of England. He moves with ease between characters, and this... Read More

  • IN OUR MAD AND FURIOUS CITY

    IN OUR MAD AND FURIOUS CITY

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Guy Gunaratne | Read by Ben Bailey Smith, Lou Marie Kerr

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrators Ben Bailey Smith and Lou Marie Kerr expertly intertwine multiple first-person points of view in this gritty debut audiobook about life and conflict in London, a city "that doesn't love you back." Characters from various class, religious, and ethnic backgrounds cross paths over a 48-hour period when racial tensions in the city are running high. Bailey Smith handles the... Read More

  • ALICE PAYNE ARRIVES

    ALICE PAYNE ARRIVES Alice Payne, Book 1

    by Kate Heartfield | Read by Jennywren Walker

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Narrator Jennywren Walker instills the heroine of this audiobook with a touch of attitude befitting a member of the upper class in England in 1788. This novella begins a new series introducing Alice, who depends on that attitude to see her through some uncomfortable situations. For example, she saves her father from ruin with an unconventional career for a woman--that of a... Read More

  • AS LONG AS WE BOTH SHALL LIVE

    AS LONG AS WE BOTH SHALL LIVE

    by JoAnn Chaney | Read by Christina Delaine

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Christina Delaine takes on the insanity of marriage and murder with a thriller reminiscent of a Gillian Flynn novel. Matt claims his wife fell to her death on a romantic hike, but with another dead wife in his past, the police are not convinced he is blameless. The missing wife, Marie, is known for dominating her PTA and always getting her way. Assigned to the case,... Read More

  • IN AN ABSENT DREAM

    IN AN ABSENT DREAM Wayward Children, Book 4

    by Seanan McGuire | Read by Cynthia Hopkins

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Cynthia Hopkins narrates this fantasy in a detached tone that fits the serious and logical perspective of Katherine Lundy, a girl who finds her way into a magical world known as the Goblin Market. While fans of Seanan McGuire's Wayward Children series will feel comfortable with Lundy and her "high-logic" world, first-time listeners will not feel left behind. Lundy's love of... Read More

  • THE CHRISTMAS STAR

    THE CHRISTMAS STAR Christmas Hope, Book 10

    by Donna VanLiere | Read by Donna VanLiere

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Inspirational Fiction

    FROM THE PUBLISHER: Thirty-two-year-old Amy Denison volunteers at Glory's Place, an after school program where she meets seven-year-old Maddie, a precocious young girl who has spent her childhood in foster care. Unbeknownst to Amy, Maddie is a mini-matchmaker, with her eye on just the right man for Amy at Grandon Elementary School, where she is a student. Amy is hesitant she's... Read More

  • FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED POLITICS

    FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED POLITICS

    by Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry, Minyon Moore, with Veronica Chambers | Read by Robin Miles

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    This group autobiography highlights the challenges, travails, and successes of four women leaders of color in the Democratic Party over the last five decades. Robin Miles narrates in a tone that lets these determined women's experiences shine. She captures joyful experiences such as finding role models and working with mentors to more personal experiences such as grieving the... Read More

  • LEGION

    LEGION The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds

    by Brandon Sanderson | Read by Oliver Wyman

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Oliver Wyman returns for the final Stephen Leeds adventures. Stephen's unusual mind grants him the ability to create hallucinatory personas with singular skills that are fully realized but only visible to him. Whether he's morphed into a cocksure weapons expert or a somber historian, Stephen's personas help him solve mysteries involving strange technologies. Wyman... Read More

  • VENGEFUL

    VENGEFUL Villains, Book 2

    by V.E. Schwab | Read by Jeremy Arthur

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    In this much anticipated sequel to Schwab's VICIOUS, narrator Jeremy Arthur offers a dynamic performance that brings to life each character's point of view. His variety of range reaches from the soft, innocent voice of a girl named Sydney to the sharp, vindictive voice of Marcella, a woman scorned and seeking vengeance. He seamlessly transitions to the chilling, calculated... Read More

  • CITY OF BROKEN MAGIC

    CITY OF BROKEN MAGIC Chronicles of Amicae, Book 1

    by Mirah Bolender | Read by Natalie Naudus

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    This urban fantasy has a unique concept: A magical infestation eats the world, and only a few brave souls can stand against it. Narrator Natalie Naudus's beautiful, rich voice gives a lot of animation to the characters through the dialogue. Although her voice is equally lovely during the narrative, it's so fluid and soothing that the narrative needs more inflection. Her pacing... Read More

  • A WORLD ON EDGE

    A WORLD ON EDGE The End of the Great War and the Dawn of a New Age

    by Daniel Schönpflug, Jefferson Chase [Trans.] | Read by Gerard Doyle

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Gerard Doyle does well in narrating this account of the aftermath of WWI. Beginning with the negotiations that brought about the armistice of November 11, 1918, this account portrays the end of the conflict from the perspectives of a number of individuals. The devastation of the war drastically changed Western civilization, and the postwar optimism for a better world was short... Read More

  • AN ANONYMOUS GIRL

    AN ANONYMOUS GIRL

    by Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen | Read by Barrie Kreinik, Julia Whelan

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Those who love suspense won't be able to stop listening to this audiobook as a young woman in New York City is drawn ever deeper into a web of lies and deceit woven by the mysterious psychologist Dr. Shields. Jessica Farris, in need of money, agrees to participate in a study of morals and ethics, but things get very personal very quickly. Narrators Barrie Kreinik and Julia... Read More

  • NINE PERFECT STRANGERS

    NINE PERFECT STRANGERS

    by Liane Moriarty | Read by Caroline Lee

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Nine people seeking escape gather at a health resort for a ten-day retreat, but the fanatical resort director's devotion to "transformation" leads to some surprising turns. Narrator Caroline Lee's animated performance brings listeners along as the story changes perspective; all the guests, plus the resort's three staff members, have point-of-view chapters. Lee is especially... Read More

  • FIVE STARS

    FIVE STARS The Communication Secrets to Get From Good to Great

    by Carmine Gallo | Read by Carmine Gallo

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Business & Finance

    The author of a guide to effective TED speaking, Carmine Gallo narrates this broader discussion of communication with a flinty clarity that calls to mind the tone and assertive delivery of some early TV pitchmen. But he's more than that--he's a gifted writer and teacher who sounds engaged with his audience and who believes deeply in his ideas. Gallo argues that robots and... Read More

  • THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS

    THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS How Droughts and Die-offs, Heat Waves and Hurricanes Are Converging on America

    by Jeff Nesbit | Read by Jeff Nesbit

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    How will the world end? For humanity, it may be in floods or drought or famine. In this audiobook, author and narrator Jeff Nesbit presents his view of the potential effects of ongoing climate change throughout the world. Nesbit seeks to describe the causes and impacts of climate change on both small and large scales, drawing examples from across the globe. He also lays out... Read More

  • HEADS YOU WIN

    HEADS YOU WIN

    by Jeffrey Archer | Read by Richard Armitage

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    It's Russia in the 1960s. Elena and her teenage son have a choice to make about which ship to take to escape KGB threats. They flip a coin (hence the title) to decide between America or England. Listeners are then treated to alternating chapters portraying their lives in each country. Narrator Richard Armitage successfully voices a Russian accent for the lead characters while... Read More

  • ROGER DALTREY: THANKS A LOT MR KIBBLEWHITE

    ROGER DALTREY: THANKS A LOT MR KIBBLEWHITE My Story

    by Roger Daltrey | Read by Roger Daltrey

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    The Who's lead singer and frontman does a remarkable job narrating his candid, honest, self-deprecating, and carefully researched memoir. The title refers to a teacher who assured the author he would never amount to anything. Roger Daltrey's voice is charming, strong, and notably youthful for a person of his years. He details his personal life journey, particularly the wild... Read More

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