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  • 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

    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

  • 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

  • THE SILENT PATIENT

    THE SILENT PATIENT

    by Alex Michaelides | Read by Louise Brealey, Jack Hawkins

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Strong performances by two British narrators lift this psychological thriller. Louise Brealey is outstanding as Alicia Berenson, celebrity artist, husband-killer, and silent patient in a mental facility. Jack Hawkins is just as good as Theo Faber, a criminal psychotherapist with his own emotional baggage. Each narrator also handles lesser roles. The story’s plot belongs to the... Read More

  • BREAKING NEWS

    BREAKING NEWS The Remaking of Journalism and Why It Matters Now

    by Alan Rusbridger | Read by Samuel West

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    With his plummy English accent, narrator Samuel West imbues this insider account of the newspaper business with a gravitas that reflects the author's unwavering belief in journalism's role in democracy. As editor in chief of THE GUARDIAN during the 20 years when newspapers were struggling to figure out a business model for the digital age, Rusbridger played a major role in the... Read More

  • THE ANCIENT NINE

    THE ANCIENT NINE

    by Ian K. Smith | Read by Brad Sanders

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Gifted narrator Brad Sanders brings the needed drama and intensity to a multifaceted novel involving Princeton University. The mystery of the shadowy Delphic Club becomes personal for two students when one is "punched" to join the secretive fraternity. The story is filled with twists, turns, and the occasional missing person, and Sanders guides the listener through it all. His... Read More

  • THE FIELD OF BLOOD

    THE FIELD OF BLOOD Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War

    by Joanne B. Freeman | Read by Joanne B. Freeman

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    History

    If you think the country is divided now, then this entertaining audiobook might give you pause. It tells the story of the violence that erupted on the floor of Congress in the run-up to the Civil War. Joanne B. Freeman, Yale professor and noted lecturer, narrates her own book using her classroom experience to accentuate what's important. Freeman's voice is clear and accessible,... Read More

  • AT THE WOLF'S TABLE

    AT THE WOLF'S TABLE

    by Rosella Postorino, Leah Janeczko [Trans.] | Read by Polly Stone

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Polly Stone gives us a believable depiction of Rosa Sauer, a young German woman who is conscripted to be one of Hitler's 10 food tasters at his clandestine headquarters, Wolfsschanze, or Wolf's Lair, in east Prussia. Stone's Rosa recalls her life during and after the war using a voice that sounds constricted, like a boot is crushing her chest. In a unique accent, Stone... Read More

  • BOOMER1

    BOOMER1

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Daniel Torday | Read by Maggie Siff

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Maggie Siff glows in her narration of this contemporary fiction. After Cassie refuses Mark's proposal, they still have to work together as bandmates. Then, Mark moves back in with his parents while Cassie begins a new career in online media. Mark struggles to find a job and eventually gets in a fight with a former teacher, which prompts him to begin an online revolution against... Read More

  • A BLADE SO BLACK

    A BLADE SO BLACK Blade So Black, Book 1

    by L.L. McKinney | Read by Jeanette Illidge

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Jeanette Illidge sets the perfect tone in this reimagined urban fantasy based on the classic ALICE IN WONDERLAND. Young, black teen Alice is living a normal life, but everything changes when she crosses paths with a young lad named Addison Hatta, who saves her from being attacked by a devilish creature called "Nightmare." Soon, she takes on saving the world herself,... Read More

  • ARCHENEMIES

    ARCHENEMIES Renegades, Book 2

    by Marissa Meyer | Read by Dan Bittner, Rebecca Soler

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrators Dan Bittner and Rebecca Soler take listeners to Gatlin City in this follow-up to Marissa Meyer's hit RENEGADES. Listeners become absorbed in what feels like an old-fashioned radio drama that is set in a future in which superheroes and regular folks live side by side. The narrators excel in portraying the two protagonists. Bittner's jovial tone captures Adrian's sense... Read More

  • THE RAVENMASTER

    THE RAVENMASTER My Life with the Ravens at The Tower of London

    by Christopher Skaife | Read by Christopher Skaife

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Author and narrator Christopher Skaife is a Yeoman Warder, otherwise known as a Beefeater, at the Tower of London. Those titles might sound a bit formal or even posh, but Skaife is definitely not either. His natural storyteller's charm results in a performance that is conversational, funny, and self-deprecating. Skaife describes his raven charges with obvious affection. He has... Read More

  • SIDE BY SIDE

    SIDE BY SIDE A Novel of Bonnie and Clyde

    by Jenni L. Walsh | Read by Susan Bennett

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    With a soft Texas drawl, Susan Bennett inhabits Bonnie Parker, who tells the story of her and Clyde's infamous descent into robbery and murder in the 1930s. SIDE BY SIDE picks up where BECOMING BONNIE (also narrated by Bennett) ends, with Clyde's release from a prison work camp so horrific that he vows to never be captured alive. Bennett also beautifully projects the... Read More

  • THE DISORDERED MIND

    THE DISORDERED MIND What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves

    by Eric R. Kandel | Read by David Stifel

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Why do people struggle with thoughts or understanding? How does the structure of the brain impact who we are? David Stifel provides a confident professorial tone in his narration of Kandel's fascinating audiobook. Listeners searching for a fundamental review of neurobiology will find it satisfyingly comprehensive. Kandel, a Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist, covers a broad... Read More

  • THE DARKNESS

    THE DARKNESS

    by Ragnar Jónasson, Victoria Cribb [Trans.] | Read by Amanda Redman

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Detective Hulda Hermannsdóttir is being forced into retirement--but not before she solves one last case. Narrator Amanda Redman gives an adept performance as she takes on the various characters in this Icelandic thriller. She inhabits all the characters with equal vigor, making them vividly real. Redman's skills help listeners differentiate between the victims and the possible... Read More

  • PAPER GODS

    PAPER GODS A Novel of Money, Race, and Politics

    by Goldie Taylor | Read by Bahni Turpin

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Bahni Turpin strikes the right note of irony and humor in this murder mystery set in Atlanta. Mayor Victoria Overstreet, who is half of a power couple and the mother of twins, has it all. But even she might have bit off more than she can chew when investigating the murder of her friend, a congressman. Turpin delivers the sarcastic and the sensitive at a rapid pace that... Read More

  • THE END OF THE END OF THE EARTH

    THE END OF THE END OF THE EARTH Essays

    by Jonathan Franzen | Read by Robert Petkoff

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Narrator Robert Petkoff gives voice to the edgy, eclectic, and energetic ideas of National Book Award winner Jonathan Franzen. Petkoff hits the difficult balance between being ironic and earnest that is so characteristic of the author's essays. Petkoff races through the complicated, interesting sentences while at the same making sure that we keep track of their meaning with... Read More

  • NEWCOMER

    NEWCOMER

    by Keigo Higashino, Giles Murray [Trans.] | Read by P.J. Ochlan

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator P.J. Ochlan takes listeners through the intricate twists and turns as seen through Detective Kyochiro Kaga's eyes. In the teeming streets of Tokyo, Kaga has his work cut out for him. He is assigned to a new district and immediately thrust into a complicated investigation that will challenge even his considerable skills. Ochlan is steady, confident, and consistent in... Read More

  • KINGDOM OF THE BLIND

    KINGDOM OF THE BLIND Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 14

    by Louise Penny | Read by Robert Bathurst

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    In the fourteenth Three Pines outing, narrator Robert Bathurst brings a world-weary quality to Chief Superintendent Armand Gamache while still capturing the character's steady, compassionate nature. Gamache is dealing with serious repercussions from his actions in the previous book. Meanwhile, he and another Three Pines resident have been named executors of a stranger's will, a... Read More

  • IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME

    IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME

    by Kylie Scott | Read by Andi Arndt

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Narrator Andi Arndt delivers snark-filled energy to a romance set in Australia featuring a seasoned hero and a heroine who's willing to go after the man she's always loved. Adele really messed up at age 18 when she kissed her father's business partner, Pete, a man 15 years her senior. She's determined to play it cool when she returns to her hometown for her father's wedding.... Read More

  • THE NIGHT TIGER

    THE NIGHT TIGER

    by Yangsze Choo | Read by Yangsze Choo

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Author and narrator Yangsze Choo presents Malaysia during its colonial era. Ji Lin and her stepbrother, Shin, both speak with a trace of a British colonial accent. Ji Lin's voice comes through softly and silkily, sounding subservient in tone, unlike Shin's huskier, stronger, more educated voice. The two are in love, and Ji Lin has another secret as well. It's a container with a... Read More

  • I AM BEHIND YOU

    I AM BEHIND YOU Platserna (English Edition), Book 1

    by John Ajvide Lindqvist, Marlaine Delargy [Trans.] | Read by Peter Noble

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Horror

    Narrator Peter Noble handles this audiobook's shifting perspectives with aplomb. In Sweden, four vacationing families awaken one morning to find their campsite gone. Instead, they are surrounded by a sunless blue sky and an endless landscape of manicured grass. Not surprisingly, tensions mount as the group tries to figure out what's happened to them. Noble provides unique... Read More

  • EVERLASTING NORA

    EVERLASTING NORA

    by Marie Miranda Cruz | Read by Amielynn Abellera

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Amielynn Abellera exuberantly narrates the story of 12-year-old Nora, who lives in a most unlikely place--a vast shantytown perched atop graves in Manila's North Cemetery. Nora and her mother live hand-to-mouth, taking in laundry and selling daisy chains. When her mother goes missing, Nora frantically searches for her, and in the process, she discovers more friends and family... Read More

  • ATTUCKS!

    ATTUCKS! Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team That Awakened a City

    by Phillip Hoose | Read by Brad Sanders

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Brad Sanders's baritone voice bestows deserved gravitas on this remarkable true story of a 1950s all-black high school's victory in the Indiana state basketball championship. Sanders's steady reading allows for the wider context of American racial injustice to take center court. His delivery reflects the real-life personalities on the Attucks Tigers team, such as Coach... Read More

  • SEVENTEEN

    SEVENTEEN

    by Hideo Yokoyama, Louise Heal Kawai [Trans.] | Read by Tom Lawrence

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Kazumasa Yuuki is an investigative reporter who is about to get the scoop of the year. Narrator Tom Lawrence brings us into Kazumasa's complex inner world as he juggles his ambitions with the politics of the newsroom where he works. Lawrence's crisp, even tone may call to mind aspects of Japanese minimalism. The story involves a plane crash that might be too horrific for many... Read More

  • TRUST ME

    TRUST ME

    by Hank Phillippi Ryan | Read by Saskia Maarleveld

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Listeners join journalist Mercer Hennessey as she strives to rebuild her life while undertaking a high-profile assignment that connects her with Ashlyn, the mother and accused killer of "Baby Boston." At first, this mystery seems to have a straightforward plot, but, trust me, it doesn't! Saskia Maarleveld's well-paced narration keeps listeners on the edge of their seats... Read More

  • BLACK WINGS BEATING

    BLACK WINGS BEATING Skybound Saga, Book 1

    by Alex London | Read by Michael Crouch, Brittany Pressley

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Michael Crouch and Brittany Pressley alternate narrating this thrilling series starter. Teens Kylee and Brysen are brother-and-sister twins who are trying to track and capture a legendary ghost eagle in a fantasy universe where birds of prey are worshiped. Both narrators are well cast for their roles as they guide listeners through an emotional spectrum that ranges from the... Read More

  • SEVERANCE

    SEVERANCE

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Ling Ma | Read by Nancy Wu

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Nancy Wu delivers an outstanding performance of this cheeky satirical novel, which has unusual but thoroughly entertaining premise. Candace reminisces about the ordinary life she had as an office worker until a plague swept New York City. As the population dwindled, she was hired to photograph the abandoned city for a blog--until worsening conditions put a stop to... Read More

  • SADIE

    SADIE

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Courtney Summers | Read by Rebecca Soler, Dan Bittner, Gabra Zackman, and a Full Cast

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Courtney Summers’s powerful story of love, neglect, abuse, and revenge is narrated with irresistible urgency by Rebecca Soler and Dan Bittner, along with an ensemble of supporting narrators. The daughter of a drug-addicted mother, Sadie was left to care for herself and her younger sister, Mattie. When Mattie is murdered, Sadie sets out to identify the killer. Summers’s writing... Read More

  • THE HUSBAND HUNTERS

    THE HUSBAND HUNTERS American Heiresses Who Married into the British Aristocracy

    by Anne de Courcy | Read by Clare Corbett

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Narrator Clare Corbett meets the challenges of this nonfiction account of the Gilded Age phenomenon of American women marrying into British nobility. More than the story of a handful of cross-Atlantic relationships, the audiobook explores the salient differences between American and British culture in terms of women's issues, class systems, and finances. Corbett clearly... Read More

  • MIRAGE

    MIRAGE

    by Somaiya Daud | Read by Rasha Zamamiri

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Prepare to be transported to a whole new world by this powerful, captivating YA audiobook. Narrator Rasha Zamamiri weaves family, politics, romance, and science fiction into a beautifully delivered story of adventure and intrigue. Eighteen-year-old Amani dreams of a world that is no longer under the rule of the brutal and powerful Vathek empire. The story begins as Amani is... Read More

  • THE STORY COLLECTOR

    THE STORY COLLECTOR A New York Public Library Book

    by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb | Read by Brittany Pressley

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Viviani Joffre Fedeler is full of spunk and pizzazz, thanks to the craft of narrator Brittany Pressley. She weaves Tubb's story masterfully, brining alive Viviani's wild imagination and exciting tales about what goes on in the New York Public Library. When a new girl named Merit enters Viviani's class, Viviani makes it her mission to become friends with her. But Merit does not... Read More

  • STATE TECTONICS

    STATE TECTONICS The Centenal Cycle, Book 3

    by Malka Older | Read by Christine Marshall

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Christine Marshall narrates the final volume of a near-future cyberpunk thriller that pulls many chilling ideas from the current geopolitical landscape. While the cast of characters is large, and the point of view switches frequently, there is never any confusion, thanks to Marshall's clear distinctions between main characters. Election day is nearing, and the future of... Read More

  • A WELL-BEHAVED WOMAN

    A WELL-BEHAVED WOMAN A Novel of the Vanderbilts

    by Therese Anne Fowler | Read by Barrie Kreinik

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    Learning about the Vanderbilt family in the closing years of the nineteenth century through this audiobook seems far more fulfilling and unconflicted than being married into it. Fowler, best known for Z: A NOVEL OF ZELDA FITZGERALD, is in full command of the history, manners, and social structure of the era, and in Barrie Kreinik she has a narrator of particular skill and... Read More

  • THE OTHER WOMAN

    THE OTHER WOMAN

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Sandie Jones | Read by Clare Corbett

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    In this audiobook of psychological suspense, Emily meets Adam, her perfect man, and things go swimmingly until she meets his diabolical mother, Pammie. Narrator Clare Corbett gives each character in this engrossing thriller a genuine personality and unique voice. Adam growls at Emily for making a joke about his mother's taste in music and becomes enraged whenever she mentions... Read More

  • THE STARS NOW UNCLAIMED

    THE STARS NOW UNCLAIMED The Universe After, Book 1

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Drew Williams | Read by Brittany Pressley

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    In a thrilling nonstop adventure through the ruins of space, listeners accompany Jane, superbly portrayed as a hardened ex-soldier by Brittany Pressley. After Jane recruits a telekinetic teenager to her sect, the Justified, hoping to prevent the coming of a second disastrous space pulse, Jane's emotions slowly bleed through her tough exterior. Facing an invasion by another... Read More

  • THE REAL DEAL

    THE REAL DEAL

    by Lauren Blakely | Read by Erin Mallon, Zachary Webber

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Erin Mallon and Zachary Webber bring an abundance of chemistry, charm, and wit to their narration of Lauren Blakely's delightful romantic comedy. April needs a "plus-one" to bring to her family reunion and settles on boyfriend-for-hire Theo to be her buffer. A former con man, Theo is using his skills as a chameleon to pay off a large debt, but it isn't long before the lines... Read More

  • A BORROWING OF BONES

    A BORROWING OF BONES

    by Paula Munier | Read by Kathleen McInerney

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Veteran Mercy Carr is trying to rebuild her life after losing her fiancé to the collateral damage of war. Narrator Kathleen McInerney characterizes this strong heroine in ringing tones, helping listeners empathize with Mercy when she is cast in the unlikely role of crime scene investigator. McInerney enlivens Mercy's relationship with her bomb-sniffing dog, Elvis, as they are... Read More

  • THE DINNER LIST

    THE DINNER LIST

    by Rebecca Serle | Read by Rebecca Serle

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    With delicate intimacy, author Rebecca Serle narrates a story that involves a surrealist dinner party and reflections on a decade of love and heartache. Sabrina Nielsen once answered the parlor game question: Which five people, living or dead, would you like to have join you for dinner? Now on her thirtieth birthday, Sabrina's ex-fiancé, best friend, estranged father, former... Read More

  • BUTTON MAN

    BUTTON MAN

    by Andrew Gross | Read by Edoardo Ballerini

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    As usual, narrator Edoardo Ballerini's narration is eminently listenable. He uses his many talents to make this audiobook, which takes place in the early twentieth century, lively and contemporary. With Ballerini's smooth, commanding voice, the saga of Jewish brothers Morris, Sol, and Harold Rabinowitz sounds appropriately epic. The brothers find their way from adolescence to... Read More

  • CLAIMING MY PLACE

    CLAIMING MY PLACE Coming of Age in the Shadow of the Holocaust

    by Planaria Price, Helen Reichmann West | Read by Ilyana Kadushin

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Ilyana Kadushin ably narrates this biography of Barbara Reichmann, a young Jewish woman in Poland at the onset of WWII. Kadushin's voice expresses sadness, anger, and frustration at the increasing discrimination and violence of the Nazis. As fear for her own safety grows, Barbara comes to believe that her Aryan appearance provides her the best chance of safety. Her idea is to... Read More

  • INVISIBLE

    INVISIBLE The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster

    by Stephen L. Carter | Read by Karen Chilton

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    This is a listen you'd be forgiven for thinking is a work of fiction. As narrated by Karen Chilton, the real-life story of Manhattan District Attorney Eunice Carter is remarkable--both in its telling and in its history. Carter was an activist, an attorney, and one of the most notable women of her time, a time when few women worked outside the home, let alone became... Read More

  • WILD FIRE

    WILD FIRE Shetland Island, Book 8

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Ann Cleeves | Read by Kenny Blyth

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Kenny Blyth draws the listener into the mystery and beauty of the Shetland Islands as DI Jimmy Perez and his senior colleague and love interest, Willow Reeves, investigate the murder of a young nanny, Emma Shearer. Blyth's Scottish and English accents bring to life the interesting and troubled inhabitants of the insular, gossipy village of Deltaness. There, incomers... Read More

  • THE HIGH TIDE CLUB

    THE HIGH TIDE CLUB

    by Mary Kay Andrews | Read by Kathleen McInerney

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    This entertaining narration by Kathleen McInerney will engage listeners craving a contemporary mystery. Georgia attorney Brooke Trappnell is called to meet ailing Josephine Bettendorf Warrick, a 90-year-old millionaire who lives on a small island. Josephine hires Brooke to protect her assets from falling into the wrong hands upon her death. Through Brooke, she also wants to... Read More

  • BALL LIGHTNING

    BALL LIGHTNING

    by Cixin Liu, Joel Martinsen [Trans.] | Read by Feodor Chin

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Using a half dozen accents, narrator Feodor Chin brings his video and computer game voice-over experience to the fore. Hugo Award-winning novelist Cixin Liu's military science fiction explores what might happen if the rare natural phenomenon of ball lightning were harnessed. Could it be used as a potent energy source or possibly as an unstoppable superweapon? The novel is part... Read More

  • MARILYN MONROE

    MARILYN MONROE The Private Life of a Public Icon

    by Charles Casillo | Read by Thérèse Plummer

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Thérèse Plummer's over-the-top narration and several mispronunciations of celebrated people's names are distracting elements in this audiobook. The author presents it as having both new information and new perspectives on the troubled life and somewhat mysterious death of American movie icon Marilyn Monroe. Emphasizing her final two years, the audiobook has an emotional tone... Read More

  • PEASPROUT CHEN, FUTURE LEGEND OF SKATE AND SWORD

    PEASPROUT CHEN, FUTURE LEGEND OF SKATE AND SWORD Peasprout Chen, Book 1

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Henry Lien | Read by Nancy Wu

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    With dazzling versatility, narrator Nancy Wu immerses listeners in this complex East Asian-inspired fantasy about a martial arts legend in the making. As a goodwill gesture from their home country of Shin, Peasprout Chen and her brother have been sent to study wu liu (a hybrid of figure skating and martial arts) at Pearl Famous Academy of Skate and Sword. Though eager to prove... Read More

  • FEARED

    FEARED Rosato & DiNunzio, Book 6

    by Lisa Scottoline | Read by Kate Burton

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Listeners join pregnant lawyer Mary DiNunzio as she finds herself in a race against time to clear her name and the reputation of her firm, Rosato & DiNunzio. Narrator Kate Burton rises to the challenges of this fast-paced legal thriller, which is packed full of larger-than-life characters and plot twists. Her confident narration, especially her authentic-sounding accents, helps... Read More

  • THE FAMILY TABOR

    THE FAMILY TABOR

    by Cherise Wolas | Read by Jonathan Davies

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Jonathan Davies delivers a crisp and unobtrusive narration that lays bare the story of a wealthy, successful family on the brink of implosion. Individual chapters are devoted to each member of the Tabor family, and Davies's expressive voice transforms seamlessly into all: Patriarch Harry is voiced as expansive and confident, while daughter Phoebe--who has many... Read More

  • THE MIDDLEMAN

    THE MIDDLEMAN

    by Olen Steinhauer | Read by Ari Fliakos

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    With his newest audio thriller, Olen Steinhauer hits a nerve. In a United States led by a polarizing president, with mistrusted and disrupted (or not) intelligence services, a charismatic leader named Martin Bishop emerges. Is his grassroots movement, The Massive Brigade, a peaceful resistance force, or is that a pose, disguising the coming terrors of a Baader-Meinhof gang, or... Read More

  • WHEN EINSTEIN WALKED WITH GODEL

    WHEN EINSTEIN WALKED WITH GODEL Excursions to the Edge of Thought

    by Jim Holt | Read by David Stifel

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Philosophy & Religion

    Narrator David Stifel's steady voice provides a welcoming tone as the author gives listeners a window on the seemingly inscrutable nature of the infinite. The title refers to a relationship between the scientist and the philosopher, and Holt's audiobook, a collection of essays from the past 20 years, likewise delves into deep questions about life itself. Listeners are guided... Read More

  • BEFORE AND AGAIN

    BEFORE AND AGAIN

    by Barbara Delinsky | Read by Mary Stuart Masterson

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Mary Stuart Masterson is quite wonderful narrating Delinsky's uplifting novel of a woman's struggle to rebuild her life after a personal tragedy. In one second of distraction, Mackenzie Cooper misses a stop sign and crashes into another car, killing that car's driver and her own 5-year-old daughter. Masterson offers a poignant, understated delivery as Mackenzie's life spirals... Read More

  • IF YOU SEE ME, DON'T SAY HI

    IF YOU SEE ME, DON'T SAY HI Stories

    by Neel Patel | Read by Neel Patel

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Neel Patel narrates his short stories with a depth of feeling that draws listeners further into them. His characters are all first-generation Indian-Americans who are grappling with their identities and surroundings. At times, his delivery is muted, so subdued as to become a monotone across the characters, whose sadness can also be overwhelming. This is a volume that is best... Read More

  • THE MERE WIFE

    THE MERE WIFE

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Maria Dahvana Headley | Read by Susan Bennett

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Susan Bennett masterfully narrates a stunning retelling of BEOWULF that confronts all manner of monsters. Dana Mills went away to war and came back with a son she has to keep safe from everything; Willa Herot lives at Herot Hall with a son who has been given everything. Bennett portrays a wide cast of characters, including both Dana and Willa, and does a particularly good job... Read More

  • TEN ARGUMENTS FOR DELETING YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS RIGHT NOW

    TEN ARGUMENTS FOR DELETING YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS RIGHT NOW

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Jaron Lanier | Read by Oilver Wyman

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Narrator Oliver Wyman brings his full complement of vocalizations to this polemic on social media and what it is doing to us. His cadence and delivery are spot-on, and his modulation of tone is especially effective when delivering the recurrent exhortation: "Delete your accounts." Author Jaron Lanier, a pioneer in virtual reality and longtime Silicon Valley guru, has created a... Read More

  • YOUR DAD STOLE MY RAKE

    YOUR DAD STOLE MY RAKE And Other Family Dilemmas

    by Tom Papa | Read by Tom Papa

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Humor

    This audiobook is the brainchild of "Live From Here's" performer and head writer. In it, he tells funny stories about families--from overprotective mothers to bizarre uncles--and in the process shows that he has a warm side to go along with the funny parts. Tom Papa narrates his audiobook, and he does a marvelous job. His delivery is sharp, and he uses a slightly sarcastic tone... Read More

  • MEET ME AT THE MUSEUM

    MEET ME AT THE MUSEUM

    by Anne Youngson | Read by Lars Knudsen, Helen Lloyd

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    In this lovely audiobook an English farm wife, fascinated by the Tollund Man, an iron age Dane found uncannily preserved in a peat bog, begins a correspondence with a curator at the museum in Jutland that houses the remains. Helen Lloyd's Tina is warm, thoughtful, and seeking. The curator, Anders, who has been fairly recently widowed, is writing to her in his second language,... Read More

  • RUST & STARDUST

    RUST & STARDUST

    by T. Greenwood | Read by Thérèse Plummer

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Greenwood reimagines the real-life abduction and subsequent captivity of young Sally Horner, which began in 1948 and ended in early 1950. Narrator Thérèse Plummer's striking characterizations and focused tone immerse listeners in the rapidly changing characters and settings. Although the subject matter is disturbing, Greenwood's stylistic choices and Plummer's steadfast... Read More

  • THE RECIPE BOX

    THE RECIPE BOX

    by Viola Shipman | Read by Susan Bennett

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Sam Mullins left her family orchard in Michigan to work for a cantankerous celebrity chef in New York. Then one disastrous day she walks out and flies home to mull over what's next. Susan Bennett does a beautiful job narrating Sam's discovery of family stories, recipes, and . . . herself. Bennett's delivery of Sam's sprightly but faltering speech contrasts well with that of her... Read More

  • CHASING NEW HORIZONS

    CHASING NEW HORIZONS Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto

    by Alan Stern, David Grinspoon | Read by Alan Stern, David Grinspoon

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Author and narrator David Grinspoon takes listeners behind the scenes of New Horizons, the first mission to Pluto, which passed by the planet in July 2015. This illuminating account reveals how stakeholders, Plutophiles, and advocates overcame numerous obstacles--including the securing of approvals, funding uncertainties, and inter-agency rivalries--to reach this planet.... Read More

  • THE ELECTRIC WOMAN

    THE ELECTRIC WOMAN A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts

    by Tessa Fontaine | Read by Tessa Fontaine

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    With the crisp, slightly gravelly voice of someone who eats fire for a living, author Tessa Fontaine narrates her powerful, heartfelt story about transformations, loss, mothers, and daughters. Fontaine dives into the colorful unpredictability of life in the circus to recover from caring for her mother after a major stroke. The amusing cast of characters who are part of... Read More

  • A STUDY IN TREASON

    A STUDY IN TREASON The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes, Book 2

    by Leonard Goldberg | Read by Steve West

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    The second in the Daughter of Sherlock Holmes series shows Joanna Blalock, daughter of Holmes and Irene Adler, at the top of her detecting game. Narrator Steve West is quite amazing transforming himself into Dr. Watson, his son and, most impressively, into Joanna. It's 1914, Joanna is married to Dr. John Watson, Jr., and the game's afoot for the clever threesome. A new treaty... Read More

  • BLOODY SUNDAY

    BLOODY SUNDAY Dewey Andreas, Book 8

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Ben Coes | Read by Ari Fliakos

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Ari Fliakos narrates the eighth book in the Dewey Andreas series. In a tensely plausible thriller, North Korea and Iran negotiate an exchange of technology that will elevate both countries to nuclear powers and allow North Korea to attack the U.S. After the events of previous books, Andreas is attempting to retire but finds himself drawn into a plan to prevent the exchange that... Read More

  • THE POISONED CITY

    THE POISONED CITY Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy

    by Anna Clark | Read by Xe Sands

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    The tainted and harmful water supply of Flint, Michigan, did not happen accidentally. It resulted from an ongoing failure of individuals and institutions and reflects how our nation values some lives over others. To communicate such a blunt message, Xe Sands is the perfect narrator because her voice is smartly intimate. Her inviting tone comes through like a confidante's... Read More

  • SUMMERLAND

    SUMMERLAND

    by Hannu Rajaniemi | Read by Antonia Beamish

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    If dying is just the next stop on a longer journey, what is the point of living? Antonia Beamish narrates a sci-fi thriller set in an alternate 1938 in which death has no meaning, but politics remains as byzantine as ever. Operative Rachel White is assigned as handler to a Soviet defector, but her career takes several unexpected turns as a result of a startling announcement he... Read More

  • CAMP AUSTEN

    CAMP AUSTEN My Life as an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan

    by Ted Scheinman | Read by Ted Scheinman

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Humor and tenderness abound as author and narrator Ted Scheinman recollects how he became a Jane Austen superfan. An avid and eclectic reader and the son of a devoted Jane Austen academic, Scheinman was immersed in literature and the world of Jane Austen at an early age. In graduate school he founded a Jane Austen Summer Camp, which gave him a glimpse of the secret society of... Read More

  • WINTERHOUSE

    WINTERHOUSE

    by Ben Guterson | Read by Sophie Amoss

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Listeners hear Elizabeth Somers's unhappiness when she realizes her aunt and uncle are sending her to the Winterhouse Hotel, after leaving on their own vacation. Luckily, she has a practical disposition, which, along with a love of books and a facility for anagrams, will help her when she finds a magic book that holds a mystery. Narrator Sophie Amoss makes Elizabeth an... Read More

  • I'M NOT MISSING

    I'M NOT MISSING

    by Carrie Fountain | Read by Rebecca Soler

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Rebecca Soler navigates listeners through Miranda Black's unexpected senior year. Bonded by the disappearances of their mothers at a young age, Miranda and Syd have a friendship that is as constant as the red in the dirt of Las Cruces, New Mexico. But when Syd disappears and Miranda learns the truth about the embarrassing prom fiasco known as the "the Nick Allison... Read More

  • DARE YOU TO LIE

    DARE YOU TO LIE

    by Amber Lynn Natusch | Read by Vanessa Moyen

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    The kickoff to the Hometown Antihero series will appeal to fans of the TV series "Veronica Mars." Ky Danners, a petite, fierce blonde, is daughter of a former FBI agent who is now in prison. Narrator Vanessa Moyen is perfectly in tune with Ky's fast-paced, sarcastic tone. Ky is on a dual mission to get to the truth behind the sex photo scandal that forced her to leave town and... Read More

  • LIVE LONG AND...

    LIVE LONG AND... What I Learned Along the Way

    by William Shatner, David Fisher | Read by William Shatner

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    William Shatner's latest audiobook effort offers an authentic, moderately paced narration dotted with self-deprecating humor. While this work is still another memoir at its core, his performance emphasizes many realities of growing older. Shatner's familiar voice periodically has a bit of a stammer that seems unintended yet entirely natural, and not a bit distracting. At the... Read More

  • FORMERLY KNOWN AS FOOD

    FORMERLY KNOWN AS FOOD How the Industrial Food System Is Changing Our Minds, Bodies, and Culture

    by Kristin Lawless | Read by Jennywren Walker

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Narrator Jennywren Walker blends directness and dismay in this distressing message about how we are really not eating food anymore, but rather, highly industrialized food products. Walker effectively conveys the author's powerful message about how industry-influenced dietary guidelines have affected our bodies on the microscopic level and how the food industry affects how we... Read More

  • INK, IRON, AND GLASS

    INK, IRON, AND GLASS

    by Gwendolyn Clare | Read by Lauren Fortgang

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Lauren Fortgang narrates a thrilling steampunk fantasy about magic inks, history, and science. Elsa lives in a fictitious world called Veldana. Along with other "scriptologists," she can literally write things into reality in a worldbook, a book that can alter the clockwork of any world. But when her home is attacked and her mother is abducted, Elsa travels to earth to... Read More

  • I SEE LIFE THROUGH ROSE-COLORED GLASSES

    I SEE LIFE THROUGH ROSE-COLORED GLASSES

    by Lisa Scottoline, Francesca Serritella | Read by Lisa Scottoline, Francesca Serritella

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Are you and your mother as funny as Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella? If not, these authors will keep you laughing as they share their meditations on life with vigor, energy, and pluck. The ladies are hilarious as they hold forth on lost scarves, old dogs, and missed connections. Serritella's chapters are told in a sassy voice that keeps you listening as she details the... Read More

  • NUMBER ONE CHINESE RESTAURANT

    NUMBER ONE CHINESE RESTAURANT

    by Lillian Li | Read by Nancy Wu

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Nancy Wu's careful pacing allows listeners to absorb the multiple layers of this story about how the Han family and the staff at their successful Chinese restaurant try to balance work and their personal lives, familial duty, and dreams. On one level, the novel exposes the sometimes insurmountable gap between immigrant and American-born generations, especially in areas... Read More

  • BLACK KLANSMAN

    BLACK KLANSMAN Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime

    by Ron Stallworth | Read by Ron Stallworth

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    The conceit of this audiobook, now a movie, is that it's 1978, and an African-American police officer is asked to join the Ku Klux Klan, so he can monitor, and thwart, the organization's activities. The author, who was that police officer, persuades a white friend to impersonate him, but he himself speaks on the phone with Klansmen. Stallworth narrates his book, and he does a... Read More

  • FLASH

    FLASH The Making of Weegee the Famous

    by Christopher Bonanos | Read by Graham Halstead

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    The life and legend of artistic news photographer Arthur Fellig, a.k.a. Weegee, is explored in this biography full of episodic anecdotes. Narrator Graham Halstead's conversational tone gives the impression he's flipping through an album of Weegee's life's work--from crime beat to Hollywood--revealing all the lurid details. He employs some accents and character voices to alert... Read More

  • MEMENTO PARK

    MEMENTO PARK

    by Mark Sarvas | Read by David Ledoux

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator David Ledoux's somber, almost monotone, opening may put some listeners off, but one hopes they hang in there. Author Mark Sarvas's gift for telling a highly original story and creating indelible--if not always likable--characters will be their reward. Successful actor Matt Santos and his opportunistic, often cruel father have an antagonistic relationship. When Matt is... Read More

  • SONG OF BLOOD & STONE

    SONG OF BLOOD & STONE Earthsinger Chronicles, Book 1

    by L. Penelope | Read by Allyson Johnson

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Allyson Johnson narrates an epic fantasy romance set in a world not too dissimilar from our own. While Jasminda is shunned as an outcast in her homeland of Elsira, she still doesn't want it to fall to invading forces. So she works with Jack to protect the country that doesn't value her as she deserves. Johnson does an excellent job with the two main characters, making them... Read More

  • INTO?

    INTO?

    by North Morgan | Read by Christian Coulson

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    British narrator Christian Coulson displays depth in his portrayal of Konrad Platt, an aging, bro-obsessed, gym-and-party boy who is seeking meaning beyond his drug-and-hook-up-fueled existence. While Konrad keeps his story on the surface, Coulson's steady bass growl suggests the largely unspoken complexity that makes us care about Konrad's poor choices on his fruitless quest... Read More

  • UPSTATE

    UPSTATE

    by James Wood | Read by Raphael Corkhill

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Raphael Corkhill gives a competent, if sometimes cloying, performance of Wood's beautifully observed family tableau. Alan Querry, a 68-year-old British builder, receives a worrying phone call: His older daughter, Vanessa, a brilliant college professor who lives with her American boyfriend, Josh, may be suicidal. With his younger daughter, Helen, Alan travels to... Read More

  • THE DEVIL'S HALF MILE

    THE DEVIL'S HALF MILE

    by Paddy Hirsch | Read by Euan Morton

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    Narrator Euan Morton’s soft Irish brogue transports listeners to New York City in 1799. Justice Flanagan, newly returned from law training in Dublin and his part in the Irish Rebellion, investigates his father’s suicide and digs into an investment scandal. It doesn’t help that his uncle, Ignatius Flanagan, known as “The Bull,” is an enforcer and his father’s business partners... Read More

  • HADES

    HADES

    by Candice Fox | Read by Stephen Shanahan

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Stephen Shanahan's precise style makes for cold and calculating depictions of the Archer family. He guides listeners through this creepy page-turner featuring Hades, father of Eric and Eden Archer. Shanahan shows his flexibility as a narrator when he takes on the various personalities of the Archers as well as Eden's police partner, Frank. For those who love crime... Read More

  • THE HAPPINESS CURVE

    THE HAPPINESS CURVE Why Life Gets Better After 50

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Jonathan Rauch | Read by Robert Fass

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    This important and often personal summary of how age affects happiness is served well by the equanimity and grace of Robert Fass’s narration. Whether it’s author Rauch’s personal journey, his fascinating data, or his sensitive portraits of the experts he interviews, Fass captures all of this author’s intensity and colorful writing. In our later years, after the inevitable... Read More

  • NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR

    NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR

    by Aminah Mae Safi | Read by Priya Ayyar

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Priya Ayyar radiates the intensely emotional highs and lows of being young, reckless, and unstoppable--making her ideal to portray Iraqi-American Leila "Lulu" Saad. With her best friends in tow, LuLu conquers her high school social scene while trying not to cause trouble in her tightly knit, sometimes overbearing Iraqi-American community. Lulu is no stranger to drama,... Read More

  • ROBIN

    ROBIN

    by Dave Itzkoff | Read by Fred Berman, Dave Itzkoff [Prologue and Epilogue]

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Narrator Fred Berman's youthful enthusiasm percolates through his performance of this in-depth, detailed, and quite revealing biographical analysis of Robin Williams's life and career. Williams's transition from stand-up to the situation comedy of "Mork and Mindy" was a career turning point. And, as with many fine comedians, Williams also had talent as a serious actor, which is... Read More

  • ARMISTICE

    ARMISTICE Amberlough Dossier, Book 2

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Lara Elena Donnelly | Read by Mary Robinette Kowal

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Mary Robinette Kowal narrates an enthralling historical fantasy about the aftermath of indifference. Much has changed since the fall of Amberlough City: Diplomat Lillian DePaul is feeling vulnerable, cabaret star Aristide Makricosta is in exile, and stripper-turned-revolutionary Cordelia Lehane is tired. Kowal delivers a stunning performance. While the focus is narrower than... Read More

  • HOW TO BE YOURSELF

    HOW TO BE YOURSELF Quiet Your Inner Critic and Rise Above Social Anxiety

    by Ellen Hendriksen | Read by Ellen Hendriksen

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    As writer and narrator, psychologist Ellen Hendriksen offers up her expert advice on the subject of social anxiety. Her voice resonates with the confidence and intensity needed to assure listeners that it is possible to overcome social anxiety by confronting one's inner critic and challenging oneself. Hendriksen describes her own struggle with social anxiety in a bold manner... Read More

  • THE LOST PILOTS

    THE LOST PILOTS The Spectacular Rise and Scandalous Fall of Aviation's Golden Couple

    by Corey Mead | Read by Holter Graham

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Holter Graham narrates the exploits of two early pilots, RAF Captain William Lancaster and Australian Jessie Miller. These daring aviators flew from London to Melbourne, breaking records along the way. Before and during the Depression, Lancaster and Miller fly back and forth across North America utilizing their aerial skills. As their passion for one another grows, their... Read More

  • WHAT TRUTH SOUNDS LIKE

    WHAT TRUTH SOUNDS LIKE Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America

    by Michael Eric Dyson | Read by Michael Eric Dyson

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    In 1963, U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy met with influential African-Americans, including James Baldwin, Lorraine Hansberry, Harry Belafonte, and others from various walks of life, to discuss civil rights issues. Here Michael Eric Dyson weaves together the original icons, along with contemporary figures such as Ta-Nehisi Coates, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Jay-Z, to... Read More

  • A GATHERING OF SECRETS

    A GATHERING OF SECRETS Kate Burkholder, Book 10

    by Linda Castillo | Read by Kathleen McInerney

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Kathleen McInerney returns as compassionate and determined Chief of Police Kate Burkholder. In the latest audiobook in Linda Castillo's popular series, the suicide of a teen girl and the murder of a young man by arson rock the small Amish community Kate serves. As she and her department investigate, they soon find that there is much more to the lives--and deaths--of... Read More

  • MY EX-LIFE

    MY EX-LIFE

    by Stephen McCauley | Read by George Newbern

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator George Newbern eloquently embodies the voice of a man at a midlife crossroads. In McCauley's entertaining audiobook, David and Julie reconnect years after their short marriage ended following a miscarriage and David's discovery of being gay. Julie is now going through another divorce, and her estranged husband is planning to sell their New England home despite Julie's... Read More

  • THE ITALIAN PARTY

    THE ITALIAN PARTY

    by Christina Lynch | Read by Edoardo Ballerini

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Edoardo Ballerini's appealing voice and flawless Italian pronunciation make Lynch's entertaining first novel a likely hit. It is 1956, and American newlyweds Michael and Scottie arrive in Siena--ostensibly for Michael's new job as a Ford tractor salesman. But Michael is, in fact, a CIA operative tasked with ensuring that communists are defeated in local elections. A... Read More

  • MEDUSA UPLOADED

    MEDUSA UPLOADED Medusa Cycle, Book 1

    by Emily Devenport | Read by Caitlin Davies

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    This audiobook kick-starts a new series chronicling a partnership between an advanced AI and a woman who is seeking vengeance onboard a massive generation ship. Narrator Caitlin Davies imbues the vengeful Oichi with naïveté and an engaging sinister undercurrent as she leads the lower class on the ship to mutiny. Medusa, the AI, benefits from a monotone voice with a hint of... Read More

  • BROKEN BEAUTIFUL HEARTS

    BROKEN BEAUTIFUL HEARTS

    by Kami Garcia | Read by Brittany Pressley

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Brittany Pressley is a perfect match to voice Peyton's shock and desperate hope at finding the possibility of love again. She and her boyfriend broke up when she discovered his secret. Their confrontation led to her tumble down a flight of stairs and an injury that put her recent offer to play collegiate soccer at risk. When she seeks refuge at her uncle's home in a... Read More

  • THE BRIDESMAID'S DAUGHTER

    THE BRIDESMAID'S DAUGHTER From Grace Kelly's Wedding to a Women's Shelter - Searching for the Truth About My Mother

    by Nyna Giles, Eve Claxton | Read by Nyna Giles

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Nyna Giles, author and narrator of this audiobook, captures listeners at the outset. Her mother, Carolyn Scott, was a successful Ford model in the 1940s and 1950s and was also a dear friend and bridesmaid for actress Grace Kelly, who became Princess Grace of Monaco. Yet Carolyn ended her days in a homeless shelter, not because of her family's neglect but at her own insistence.... Read More

  • THE QUEENS OF INNIS LEAR

    THE QUEENS OF INNIS LEAR

    by Tessa Gratton | Read by Kate Reading

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Kate Reading is a master narrator of fantasy audiobooks of great length with multiple points of view. This study of Shakespeare's KING LEAR is true to form. She narrates the story with clarity as the plot weaves back and forth through time, telling the story of the king and each of the three daughters' formative years. She portrays with subtlety the king's mounting madness.... Read More

  • THE CURSE OF THE BOYFRIEND SWEATER

    THE CURSE OF THE BOYFRIEND SWEATER Essays on Crafting

    by Alanna Okun | Read by Alanna Okun

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Alanna Okun breezily narrates her own collection of essays, ostensibly about knitting and other crafts but actually about the author's young adult anxieties and triumphs. Okun's narration, lightly poignant and occasionally tongue-in-cheek, enhances her witty writing style. Her cheerful pace is marred only by occasional mispronunciations as she describes the power to be... Read More

  • FAIR SHOT

    FAIR SHOT Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn

    by Chris Hughes | Read by Chris Hughes

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Business & Finance

    Tackling economic inequality means confronting cultural attitudes around work and dignity. What is it that individuals, specifically Americans, deserve? What is fair? Speaking earnestly and with passion, Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes counters the familiar American bootstrap mythology and argues for a guaranteed income, a national policy change that could supply these... Read More

  • THE VIEW FROM FLYOVER COUNTRY

    THE VIEW FROM FLYOVER COUNTRY Dispatches from the Forgotten America

    by Sarah Kendzior | Read by Sarah Kendzior

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Sarah Kendzior narrates her essays from the past several years, political critiques of American labor, power, and injustice, in this powerful audiobook. While the title invokes the American Midwest, and portions of the audiobook are written directly from that perspective, the overall theme of social injustice is not exclusive to that region. Actions often thought to be pillars... Read More

  • THE MURDER OF WILLIE LINCOLN

    THE MURDER OF WILLIE LINCOLN

    by Burt Solomon | Read by Holter Graham

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    When President Lincoln's son Willie died in 1862, the reported cause of death was typhoid fever. This captivating audiobook, narrated eloquently by Holter Graham, imagines that Willie was actually murdered, a victim of an opponent of his father's controversial policies. Graham particularly excels when he provides the characters with distinct personas. His portrayal of John Hay,... Read More

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