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  • WHO TO BELIEVE

    WHO TO BELIEVE

    by Edwin Hill | Read by Jonathan Todd Ross, Jennifer O'Donnell, Robb Moreira, Nick Walther, Laura Knight Keating, Leah Horowitz

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Listeners join a group of friends at a birthday party who are discussing the murder of a fellow inhabitant of their peaceful Massachusetts town. When one of the partygoers is later discovered murdered, the story is told from the point of view of each character. As they do so, secrets and lies are revealed. The use of varied perspectives is complemented by the use of multiple... Read More

  • MY FAVORITE SCAR

    MY FAVORITE SCAR

    by Nicolás Ferraro, Mallory Craig-Kuhn [Trans.] | Read by Stacy Gonzalez

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Stacy Gonzalez portrays 15-year-old mbar as she navigates life with her father, a gangster. They are traveling across Argentina, hunting for the person who murdered her father's partner. Gonzalez creates a sassy, likable teen in mbar, highlighting her self-confidence and self-doubt, both of which are part of her charm. Gonzalez also rises to the challenge of portraying the wide... Read More

  • THE HEART AND THE CHIP

    THE HEART AND THE CHIP Our Bright Future with Robots

    by Daniela Rus, Gregory Mone | Read by Andrea Gallo

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Andrea Gallo's skillful narration, especially her natural cadence, brings to life the two intertwined narratives of this audiobook on robotics. Her warm presentation personalizes the author's story, which ranges from watching "Lost in Space" as a child in Romania to becoming the director of MIT's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Gallo's delivery illuminates the author's... Read More

  • THAT NIGHT IN THE LIBRARY

    THAT NIGHT IN THE LIBRARY

    by Eva Jurczyk | Read by Hannah Cabell

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Hannah Cabell's narration keeps this audiobook from being just another teen-slasher movie treatment. One night before college graduation, library assistant Davey invites six acquaintances to lock themselves in the library's rare book room overnight to perform an ancient ritual that is meant to rid them of their fear of death. And there will be drugs. LSD, specifically. Faye... Read More

  • RIVER MUMMA

    RIVER MUMMA

    by Zalika Reid-Benta | Read by Tymika Tafari

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Tymika Tafari narrates an urban fantasy set in Toronto that is infused with Jamaican history, mythology, and religion. Sent on a quest by the goddess River Mumma to retrieve a stolen object, Alicia and her friends, Heaven and Mars, race against an impossible deadline. Tafari portrays River Mumma as haughty and capricious, but her deep and lasting connection to Alicia and her... Read More

  • LIFE AS WE KNOW IT (CAN BE)

    LIFE AS WE KNOW IT (CAN BE) Stories of People, Climate, and Hope in a Changing World

    by Bill Weir | Read by Bill Weir

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Bill Weir is a polished and convincing narrator with a fine voice and a professional delivery honed from his career as a television journalist. As an enthusiastic storyteller, his work with ABC and CNN has taken him around the globe. In this audiobook, he looks for solutions to global warming, water scarcity, and food issues with side excursions into why people live so long on... Read More

  • FIRST FROST

    FIRST FROST Walt Longmire, Book 20

    by Craig Johnson | Read by George Guidall

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Fans of the Longmire series will find much to enjoy in this twentieth installment. Narrator George Guidall masterfully portrays Sheriff Walt Longmire; his best friend, Henry; and all the characters, male and female, returning and new. Listeners are transported back to 1964, when Walt and Henry, post-college and newly enlisted in the military, embark on a road trip. Car troubles... Read More

  • RUNNING CLOSE TO THE WIND

    RUNNING CLOSE TO THE WIND

    by Alexandra Rowland | Read by Casey Jones

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    This raucous story's unabashedly lusty queer pirates--particularly the eccentric Avra Helvaçi--are brought to life in Casey Jones's committed narration. Avra isn't exactly welcomed by Captain Teveri az-Haffar's crew, but he brings stolen government secrets and a string of good luck with him that the crew is glad to take aboard. When they set sail to sell the secrets, they... Read More

  • PEOPLE IN GLASS HOUSES

    PEOPLE IN GLASS HOUSES Harmony, Book 16

    by Jayne Castle | Read by Barbara Rosenblat

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Narrator Barbara Rosenblat returns to Harmony, a planet populated with people from Earth who have developed different psychic abilities. Joshua Knight was a navigator on a lost expedition that Molly Griffin's sister was a part of. Molly tracks him down in an abandoned mansion filled with mirrors in order to secure his help finding her missing sister. Rosenblat projects the... Read More

  • NEXT OF KIN

    NEXT OF KIN Annie McIntyre, Book 3

    by Samantha Jayne Allen | Read by Sandy Rustin

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Sandy Rustin's voice is just right for youthful PI Annie McIntyre as she deals with discovery after shocking discovery in a dusty Texas town. In Garnett everyone knows everyone--and their secrets. After a conversation with friends about nature or nurture, Annie is approached by Clint Marshall, an adoptee, who asks her to identify his biological parents. Using Ancestry.com and... Read More

  • SHEINE LENDE

    SHEINE LENDE A Prequel to Elatsoe

    by Darcie Little Badger | Read by Kinsale Drake

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Darcie Little Badger and narrator Kinsale Drake revisit the fantastic world of Elatsoe in this prequel. This time, listeners meet Elatsoe's grandmother, Sheine Lende, known as Shane, as a teenager when she is learning to be a supernaturally skilled tracker from her mother. Drake's steady cadence creates a storytelling mood reflecting a narrative that details family history and... Read More

  • FIRE EXIT

    FIRE EXIT

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Morgan Talty | Read by Darrell Dennis

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Darrell Dennis navigates this touching novel about a family in distress; it's a gritty story about addiction, dementia, and obligations. Charles Lamosway is a white man raised on Maine's Penobscot reservation--an outsider. With the empathy created by Dennis, listeners will root for Charles as he deals with losing his mother and trying to connect with an estranged daughter, both... Read More

  • THE DEEPEST LAKE

    THE DEEPEST LAKE

    by Andromeda Romano-Lax | Read by Susan Bennett, Rebecca Quinn Robertson

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    The narration of this mystery begins with Susan Bennett's introduction of Rose, who enrolls in the memoir-writing camp at which her daughter, Jules, drowned. How could Jules have drowned when she was afraid of the water? Bennett performs from Rose's perspective, projecting her discomfort with writing, her need to hide her name and agenda, and her growing suspicion about what... Read More

  • THIS STRANGE EVENTFUL HISTORY

    THIS STRANGE EVENTFUL HISTORY

    by Claire Messud | Read by Cassandra Campbell

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Cassandra Campbell's narration of the compelling places and people in this novel will engage listeners. With inspiration taken from her own family history, Messud's captivating audiobook spans seven decades, beginning in the 1940s, and traces several members of the Cassar family. Opening with the German invasion of France, this epic story is both a geographic journey and a... Read More

  • SPYING ON SPIES

    SPYING ON SPIES How Elizebeth Smith Friedman Broke the Nazis' Secret Codes

    by Marissa Moss | Read by Sandy Rustin

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Children

    Sandy Rustin earned an Earphones Award for her narration of Marissa Moss's WOMAN WHO SPLIT THE ATOM, about the physicist Lise Meitner. Now she returns to lend her vocal talents to Moss's follow-up, a biography of another brilliant woman whose contributions have been overlooked. Rustin's clear, musical voice introduces listeners to Elizebeth Smith Friedman, who, with her... Read More

  • THE MURDER OF MR. MA

    THE MURDER OF MR. MA

    by John Shen Yen Nee, SJ Rozan | Read by Daniel York Loh

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Daniel York Loh sounds refined and reserved as academic Lao She in this atmospheric twist on the cases of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Lao admiringly recounts the feats of Judge Dee Ren Jie, who is investigating a series of murders of Chinese men in 1920s London--murders the police seem uninterested in solving. Dee has a prodigious intellect and advanced fighting... Read More

  • FI

    FI

    by Alexandra Fuller | Read by Alexandra Fuller

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    In this memoir of the unexpected death of her son, Fi, Alexandra Fuller pulls off quite a feat by simultaneously filling her voice with both life and loss. Fuller grew up in Zimbabwe (DON'T LET'S GO TO THE DOGS TONIGHT), and her rich, warm voice contains appealing traces of that accent. Fi died at age 21 despite having no real health problems, and grief and incomprehension are... Read More

  • LOVE IN TANDEM

    LOVE IN TANDEM

    by Becca Kinzer | Read by C.J. Bloom

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    C.J. Bloom takes listeners on a whirlwind 500-mile road trip with this lively romance. Charlotte Carter is loving life in her hometown, where she teaches music. She's survived a failed engagement and her mother's cancer scare. So when she finds out her music program has lost funding, she decides to enter a tandem bicycle race to raise money. Zach, her ex-fiance's brother, will... Read More

  • LUCKY

    LUCKY

    by Jane Smiley | Read by Stina Nielsen

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Stina Nielsen's melodious voice and elegant performing style work well for this autobiographical novel. She narrates with understanding and emulates the main character's musical musings. Her tone and timbre are just right for Jodie Rattler, the singer-songwriter who has luck in her career but challenges in her love and family lives. The references to twentieth-century music... Read More

  • MAN MADE MONSTERS

    MAN MADE MONSTERS

    by Andrea L. Rogers | Read by Lane Factor, DeLanna Studi

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Two Native Americans narrate this short story collection in the Indigenous horror vein. The titular monsters are both supernatural --vampires, werewolves, ghosts--and all too human--a brutish boyfriend, a predatory medical system. The stories span two centuries and include members of a sprawling Cherokee family. Narrators DeLanna Studi--Cherokee Nation--and Lane Factor... Read More

  • WOMEN MONEY POWER

    WOMEN MONEY POWER The Rise and Fall of Economic Equality

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Josie Cox | Read by Josie Cox

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    History

    A business journalist combines flawless narration with intelligent writing to explain how cultural and institutional barriers have blocked U.S. women's access to financial independence and the power that comes with it. Josie Cox's mature-sounding performance and British accent add dignity to her careful research and writing. The stories of pioneers like Betty Friedan, Ruth... Read More

  • THE STELLAR DEBUT OF GALACTICA MACFEE

    THE STELLAR DEBUT OF GALACTICA MACFEE 44 Scotland Street, Book 17

    by Alexander McCall Smith | Read by Robert Ian Mackenzie

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Robert Ian Mackenzie's performance makes you feel right at home as you share the day-to-day joys and crises of old friends at 44 Scotland Street. The 17th in the series finds Angus wrapped up with a whistleblower, Matthew trying to establish a Pictish Experience Center, Big Lou's husband making an unapproved lifestyle shift, and 7-year-olds Bertie, Olive, and Ranald dealing... Read More

  • A LADY'S GUIDE TO MARVELS AND MISADVENTURE

    A LADY'S GUIDE TO MARVELS AND MISADVENTURE

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Angela Bell | Read by Beverley A. Crick

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Beverley A. Crick gives a spirited performance of this historical adventure. In mid-nineteenth-century Europe, Clara, who is wrongfully accused of being "insane," meets Theodore, her grandfather's new apprentice. Theodore then whisks Clara away on scavenger hunt around Europe to find a flying machine that is coveted by villainous enemies. Crick gives a cheeky flavor to her... Read More

  • MANI SEMILLA FINDS HER QUETZAL VOICE

    MANI SEMILLA FINDS HER QUETZAL VOICE

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Anna Lapera | Read by Allison Aguilar

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Children

    Allison Aguilar's performance offers this engaging coming-of-age story plenty of heart, spunk, and power. Mani is devastated that her mother has planned a surprise trip to Guatemala that will tear her away from her friends for the entire summer. But when she learns about the disappearances of Guatemalan women, Mani is determined to fight for what's right in her community. Mani... Read More

  • I CHEERFULLY REFUSE

    I CHEERFULLY REFUSE

    by Leif Enger | Read by David Aaron Baker

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fiction

    With a tranquil steadiness and an ear for sharp poetic detail, David Aaron Baker captures a very American, or perhaps a very post-American, voice in this postapocalyptic tale of a man who witnesses a world unraveling. Books are banned. Food is scarce. And murders go unpunished. Our hero sails across the Great Lakes in search of old memories and a shelter in the storm. When he... Read More

  • THE GIRL, THE RING, & THE BASEBALL BAT

    THE GIRL, THE RING, & THE BASEBALL BAT

    by Camille Gomera-Tavarez | Read by Amanda Alcántara, Melania Luisa, André Santana

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    A talented trio of narrators explore what it means to be young and misunderstood in this magical YA audio. Rosie, Caro and Zeke have little in common except their frustration at not being seen for who they are. When each discovers a talisman that seemingly allows them to right the wrongs they've experienced, they band together to take control of their futures. Amanda Alcántara... Read More

  • THE COMFORT OF GHOSTS

    THE COMFORT OF GHOSTS Maisie Dobbs, Book 18

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Jacqueline Winspear | Read by Orlagh Cassidy

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Fans may be disappointed that this is Maisie Dobbs's final adventure, but they will appreciate the tender way the various characters' closing stories are treated. Narrator Orlagh Cassidy masterfully conveys the returning characters, Maisie's extended family, and the newly introduced individuals, male and female, young and old. Cassidy's talented use of accents lends credibility... Read More

  • THE POISONS WE DRINK

    THE POISONS WE DRINK

    by Bethany Baptiste | Read by Lynnette R. Freeman

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Lynnette R. Freeman's creative voice work pulls listeners deep into a world in which witchers, people with magical abilities, are systematically oppressed. Eighteen-year-old Venus, a witcher and potion brewer, joins a dangerous plot to stop a witcher registration law. Freeman deploys a plethora of voices as Venus infiltrates political circles with help from her family.... Read More

  • THAT'S NOT MY NAME

    THAT'S NOT MY NAME

    by Megan Lally | Read by Sophie Amoss, Robb Moreira

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    In a dual narration, Sophie Amoss and Robb Moreira perform this engrossing thriller. A teenage girl is found by police on the side of the road. Then a man arrives, claiming that she is his daughter, and he has ample evidence to prove it. Due to the girl's amnesia, she has no choice but to believe him and hope for the best. Elsewhere, teenaged Drew's girlfriend, Lola, is... Read More

  • AT HER SERVICE

    AT HER SERVICE Out in Hollywood, Book 2

    by Amy Spalding | Read by Lori Prince

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Lori Prince delivers this queer romance about a young woman living in Los Angeles. Max works hard, whether working as an assistant to a talent agent or scouring dating apps for a future girlfriend. But she never seems to achieve her goals. Then her roommate, a social media influencer, introduces her to a self-actualization app, and everything starts to fall into place. Prince's... Read More

  • PHANTOM ORBIT

    PHANTOM ORBIT

    by David Ignatius | Read by Edoardo Ballerini

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    This intensely interesting spy novel by WASHINGTON POST foreign affairs columnist David Ignatius makes for a gripping audiobook. The setup: Volkov, a mathematically gifted, socially awkward Russian student doing graduate work in Beijing in the '90s, falls for a lively American girl. She abruptly dumps him and disappears. (But why?) Decades later, the world's balance of power... Read More

  • COMPANY

    COMPANY Stories

    by Shannon Sanders | Read by Karen Chilton

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Karen Chilton's performance brings listeners close to the lives detailed in this story collection. Sanders's works are linked by the friction that emerges when family members and co-workers encounter each other in various shared spaces, sometimes begrudgingly. The stories revolve around a Black family, primarily in the Washington, DC, area, where a cross section of affluence,... Read More

  • YOURS FROM THE TOWER

    YOURS FROM THE TOWER

    by Sally Nicholls | Read by Anna Burnett, Olivia Dowd, Julia Cranney, Alex Wingfield

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Four narrators deliver a YA epistolary novel set at the end of the nineteenth century. Sophia, Polly, and Tirzah were friends at school but have now gone their separate ways: Sophia to London, Polly to Liverpool, and Tirzah to Scotland. The narrators imbue the characters' ensuing letters with the emotions of each girl as she overcomes her personal difficulties. Dowd gives voice... Read More

  • THE TAKEOVER

    THE TAKEOVER

    by Cara Tanamachi | Read by Donald Chang, Chieko Hidaka

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Listeners will hear a fun performance in this reluctant contemporary romance. Nami's tech start-up is about to be taken over by another tech giant, the company for which her high school rival, Jae, now works. While the takeover is definitely hostile, the relationship between Nami and Jae is much more complex. Will the rivals turn into lovers? Narrators Donald Chang and Chieko... Read More

  • FAMILIA

    FAMILIA

    by Lauren E. Rico | Read by Frankie Corzo, Robb Moreira, Victoria Villareal

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fiction

    The narrating trio of Frankie Corzo, Robb Moreira, and Victoria Villarreal add warmth and expressiveness to this mystery involving two families. When Isabella was five, her baby sister disappeared from their home in Puerto Rico. Twenty-five years later, Marianna, living in New York, takes a DNA test that is a match to Isabella. Wanting to write a magazine article about faulty... Read More

  • OLIVETTI

    OLIVETTI

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Allie Millington | Read by Christopher Gebauer, Simon Vance

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Children

    A charming story and two narrators exuding energy and warmth knock it out of the park. Simon Vance is Olivetti, a typewriter who breaks the "typewriterly" code of silence to spill his tapestry of tales in order to find his missing owner. Vance brings a gentle, snarky tone to Olivetti as he dismisses books as "one-hit wonders" and the laptop as "a show-off," delivering his... Read More

  • THE CEMETERY OF UNTOLD STORIES

    THE CEMETERY OF UNTOLD STORIES

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Julia Alvarez | Read by Alma Cuervo

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Alma Cuervo's warm, rich timbre and measured style suit this captivating audiobook. Her delivery works perfectly as she emulates the author's empathetic tone and wit. This is a vividly imagined story of a novelist whose nom de plume is Scheherazade. She leaves Vermont and returns to her native Dominican Republic to bury her untold (unfinished) works. The plot takes a satisfying... Read More

  • REQUIEM FOR THE MASSACRE

    REQUIEM FOR THE MASSACRE A Black History on the Conflict, Hope and Fallout of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

    by RJ Young | Read by RJ Young

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    History

    Author/podcaster RJ Young narrates his own work with focused intensity as he deftly recounts the harrowing events of the June 1, 1921, Tulsa Race Massacre, in which dozens of Black men were killed and thousands displaced. More than 40 square blocks of African American homes, businesses, schools, and churches were burned to the ground. These events serve as a jumping off point... Read More

  • KILLINGLY

    KILLINGLY

    by Katharine Beutner | Read by Rachel Botchan

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Rachel Botchan impressively conveys this disturbing story based on an actual unsolved murder in 1800s Killingly, Connecticut, and Boston. When Mount Holyoke student Bertha Mellish disappears, listeners meet her family and other students from the college, including her best friend, Agnes. Botchan deftly re-creates the period diction, snobbish members of the upper class,... Read More

  • ALEBRIJES

    ALEBRIJES

    by Donna Barba Higuera | Read by Cisco Fernandez, Frankie Corzo

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Children

    Cisco Fernandez narrates this futuristic dystopian audiobook with an appropriately childlike reverence for the story's gravity. Leandro is a member of the Cascabeles, a Spanish-speaking group that is oppressed by the Pocatelans, the ruling class. When Leandro's sister is caught stealing fruit, Leandro takes the fall and ends up having his essence placed inside an ancient bird... Read More

  • PAST LYING

    PAST LYING Karen Pirie, Book 7

    by Val McDermid | Read by Lauren Lyle

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Scottish actor Lauren Lyle brings a subtle touch to this audiobook, set in Edinburgh and featuring DCI Karen Pirie, the character Lyle also plays in the television series. Pirie and her team are in lockdown during the early days of Covid when they're drawn into a barely cold case involving a student's disappearance and a dead author's unfinished manuscript that seems to lay out... Read More

  • THIS PLAGUE OF SOULS

    THIS PLAGUE OF SOULS

    by Mike McCormack | Read by Dan Murphy

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fiction

    With his lovely Irish brogue, Dan Murphy narrates this follow-up to SOLAR BONES. Nealon, just released from prison, returns to his home in West Ireland, now devoid of his wife and young son and their possessions. Almost immediately, he is telephoned by a mysterious man whom Murphy fills with enough menace and specific knowledge about Nealon to make him and listeners wary of... Read More

  • CONVERGENCE PROBLEMS

    CONVERGENCE PROBLEMS

    by Wole Talabi | Read by Ben Arogundade

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Ben Arogundade does a fine job performing this collection of science-fiction short stories set in Africa. His steady voice helps listeners through the unfamiliar terrain of places and things, though there is no "coming together" of these stories as the title suggests. Each is set in its own reality. Most intriguing is "Saturday's Song," an African folktale of seven godlike... Read More

  • NO RESERVE

    NO RESERVE Dick Francis, Book 12

    by Felix Francis | Read by Martin Jarvis

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Felix, the son of the much admired author Dick Francis, has written a horse-racing novel worthy of his acclaimed father's series. In this colorful mystery, the distinguished Golden Voice narrator Martin Jarvis gives voice to Theo Jennings, a bloodstock auctioneer in New Market who happens to overhear two buyers discussing skullduggery and possible equine murder. Jarvis portrays... Read More

  • THE PERFECT PASSION COMPANY

    THE PERFECT PASSION COMPANY

    by Alexander McCall Smith | Read by Amy Alexander

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Amy Alexander's Scottish burr and nuanced delivery are perfect for this cozy collection of love stories. Who needs online dating in Edinburgh when the Perfect Passion Company can apply a more tailored and personal approach to making love matches? Katie takes over her cousin's matchmaking business and discovers it takes innovative thinking to sort out the types of people her... Read More

  • THE WATERS

    THE WATERS

    by Bonnie Jo Campbell | Read by Lili Taylor

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Actor Lili Taylor brings a wry warmth to her narration of Campbell's latest, set in Michigan's Great Massasauga Swamp, where a family contends with secrets and intergenerational trauma. Taylor portrays imperious Hermine Zook, who is raising her 11-year-old granddaughter, Dorothy, nicknamed Donkey, on a secluded island in the middle of the swamp. When tragedy strikes, Donkey's... Read More

  • CROSS MY HEART AND NEVER LIE

    CROSS MY HEART AND NEVER LIE

    by Nora Dasnes, Matt Bagguley [Trans.] | Read by Laura Knight Keating

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Children

    Laura Knight Keating brings this Stonewall Award winner, a Norwegian import, to English-speaking listeners. "Seventh grade sucks," observes Tuva as she struggles to navigate both changing friendships and her growing same-sex attraction to a new classmate. She pours out her feelings to her diary, writing and illustrating moments both sweet and painful. Keating's expertly pitched... Read More

  • THE WANDERING HOUR

    THE WANDERING HOUR The Doomsday Archives

    by Zack Loran Clark, Nick Eliopulos | Read by Ramón de Ocampo

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Children

    Middle-grade listeners who know narrator Ramón de Ocampo as Wimpy Kid Greg Heffley will be stunned by his display of versatility in this horror tale set in rainy New Rotterdam, a vortex of supernatural weirdness. When newcomer Emrys and two friends find a book with an eye that blinks and that talks, they're ushered into a fight against forces of evil. De Ocampo carries... Read More

  • UNION STATION

    UNION STATION John Russell WWII Spy, Book 8

    by David Downing | Read by Simon Vance

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    AudioFile Golden Voice Simon Vance navigates former double agent/journalist John Russell through his eighth adventure. It's the bad old days of the 1950s. The Cold War is heating up, Russia and the U.S. are at loggerheads in postwar Berlin, McCarthy's witch hunt is in full swing in America, and espionage is rampant. Russell's partner, successful TV actress Effi Koenen, is to be... Read More

  • DAZZLING

    DAZZLING

    by Chikodili Emelumadu | Read by Precious Mustapha, Tara Tijani

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Precious Mustapha and Tara Tijani invite listeners into an extraordinary story based on West African mythology. On the day her uncle dies, Ozoemena becomes the unwitting heir to a supernatural family legacy. After her father's death leaves Treasure and her mother destitute, she strikes up a bargain with a strange man in the market. Mustapha voices Ozoemena as a girl who is... Read More

  • EMPEROR OF ROME

    EMPEROR OF ROME Ruling the Ancient World

    by Mary Beard | Read by Mary Beard

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    History

    Mary Beard's audiobook examines the various roles of the emperor during the first three hundred years of the Roman Empire. Her voice and British accent are pleasant, and a slight lisp is not distracting. Her delivery can be a bit slow, but the pace helps comprehension and is easy to get used to. She smoothly matches tone, emphasis, and the shaping of phrases to the text while... Read More

  • THE NIGHT ISLAND

    THE NIGHT ISLAND The Lost Night Files, Book 2

    by Jayne Ann Krentz | Read by Eva Kaminsky

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Narrator Eva Kaminsky portrays three women who spent a night together and awoke with psychic abilities they hadn't had before. Now one of them, Phoebe, has gone missing. Talia March and Luke Rand join forces to find her and to uncover the mysteries of that lost night. They track Phoebe to a remote retreat on Night Island, where they encounter the night gardener, whom Kaminsky... Read More

  • RESURRECTIONS

    RESURRECTIONS

    by Ada Hoffman | Read by Nancy Wu

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    This amalgamation of short stories, poems, and other genres defies categorization. Nancy Wu's performance follows suit, bringing a masterful versatility that marks each chapter with its own uniqueness. The collection opens with "Variations on a Theme from Turandot," in which a young slave slowly alters the narrative of the opera she acts in each night. The work that... Read More

  • SKATER BOY

    SKATER BOY

    by Anthony Nerada | Read by Michael Crouch

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Michael Crouch emotionally connects to Wes, whose reputation as a bad boy with rowdy friends, terrible grades, and a quick temper is essential to hiding his gay identity. But when Wes is dragged to a ballet performance by his mom and her potential fiancé, he is immediately enamored with Tristan, a dancer. Crouch conveys Wes's frustration with authority figures, along... Read More

  • SILVER LADY

    SILVER LADY Dangerous Gifts: Book 1

    by Mary Jo Putney | Read by Beverley A. Crick

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    In this first installment in the Dangerous Gift historical romance series, narrator Beverley Crick invokes a sense of wonder and enchantment with her nuanced performance. At the start of the nineteenth century, Bran is abandoned at birth. Decades later, his birth father finds him and informs him that he is a member of the British nobility. Bran agrees to travel to Cornwall to... Read More

  • DUST

    DUST The Modern World in a Trillion Particles

    by Jay Owens | Read by Naomi Frederick

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    After listening to this probing audiobook, listeners will never look at a dust bunny the same way again. Narrator Naomi Frederick's spot-on performance makes listening to the environmental history of our planet's dust absolutely engaging. The author, a geographer, writer, and researcher, creatively combines travel writing with history and science to argue that environmental... Read More

  • CROSSROAD BLUES

    CROSSROAD BLUES Nick Travers: Book 1: 25th Anniversary Edition

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Ace Atkins | Read by Dion Graham

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Dion Graham, with his ability to tap into a wide variety of voices, is the right pick for this blues-heavy novel, first published in 1998, featuring music, violence, sex, and a psychopath. Nick Travers is a former pro football player turned blues historian at Tulane University in Louisiana. He is sent to find a music professor who went missing while researching the... Read More

  • THE BUSY BODY

    THE BUSY BODY

    by Kemper Donovan | Read by Eva Kaminsky

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Eva Kaminsky sets just the right snarky tone for the protagonist of this mystery, a misanthropic ghostwriter who has been hired to help a failed presidential candidate write her memoir. But when murder intervenes, the unnamed ghostwriter and Dorothy Gibson, the candidate, decide to become amateur sleuths. Much to our ghostwriter's surprise, the two not only solve the... Read More

  • RABBIT HOLE

    RABBIT HOLE

    by Kate Brody | Read by Rebecca Quinn Robertson

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Rebecca Quinn Robertson offers a gritty portrait of 26-year-old Teddy Angstrom, whose life goes off the rails after her father's suicide. Soon, Teddy discovers that her father never stopped investigating the disappearance of her older sister, Angie, ten years earlier. Teddy decides to pick up the investigation herself and falls headlong into a world of... Read More

  • ALWAYS REMEMBER

    ALWAYS REMEMBER Ravenswood, Book 3

    by Mary Balogh | Read by Rosalyn Landor

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Narrator Rosalyn Landor breathes life into the romance between Ben Ellis and Lady Jennifer Arden in England circa 1800. Ben is the bastard son of an earl, and Jennifer is the sister of a duke. Due to a childhood illness, Jennifer is unable to walk, but she is happy and loving nonetheless. Ben and Jennifer encounter each other at a family house party. Landor successfully... Read More

  • THE LANTERN'S DANCE

    THE LANTERN'S DANCE Mary Russell, Book 18

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Laurie R. King | Read by Amy Scanlon

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Amy Scanlon takes over fpr longtime series narrator Jenny Sterlin to provide an exemplary debut performance of King's 18th Holmes/Russell adventure. Sterlin's distinctive voice and extraordinary characterizations will always echo in our memories, yet fans will welcome Scanlon's unique, engaging approach. Holmes and Russell arrive in the French countryside to visit Holmes's son,... Read More

  • THE SHAPE OF TIME

    THE SHAPE OF TIME Rymworld Arcana, Book 1

    by Ryan Calejo | Read by Robb Moreira

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Children

    Robb Moreira will amaze listeners as the sole narrator of this audiobook as he gives each character a unique voice. Anxious 14-year-old Anteres lives with his aunt in Miami. His parents, who were cartographers, vanished long ago. One day, Anteres encounters intergalactic strangers at school. Later, creatures leap out of a lightning bolt and kidnap him. Before he knows it, the... Read More

  • BLOOD BETRAYAL

    BLOOD BETRAYAL Detective Inaya Rahman, Book 2

    by Ausma Zehanat Khan | Read by Fareeda Pasha

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Fareeda Pasha skillfully narrates the second book in the Blackwater Falls series, featuring Detective Inaya Rahman and her boss/love interest, Lieutenant Waqas Seif. Both are from the Community Response Team. This time they are investigating two separate shootings of young men of color by two separate white police officers. Pasha captures the Colorado community's despair and... Read More

  • THE SECRET OF LILLIAN VELVET

    THE SECRET OF LILLIAN VELVET Kingdoms and Empires, Book 5

    by Jaclyn Moriarty | Read by Vivian Carter, Philip Bretherton

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Children

    Ten-year-old Lillian Velvet is an unusual Australian girl. She's lonely, homeschooled by her rigid grandmother, and has a very proper manner of speaking. Vivian Carter perfectly portrays Lillian; her every word and tone are filled with goodness and a desperation for emotional connection. On her tenth birthday, Lillian receives her first present, a jar of gold coins that shove... Read More

  • THE WITCHES AT THE END OF THE WORLD

    THE WITCHES AT THE END OF THE WORLD

    by Chelsea Iversen | Read by Liz Pearce, Amy Scanlon

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Amy Scanlon and Liz Pearce create a compelling listening experience as they perform the alternating points of view of witch sisters Kaija and Minna. Their journeys diverge when Kaija leaves their woodland home for the Norwegian seaside community of their childhood and Minna, seething with hatred for the villagers who burned their mother, remains behind. The townspeople come... Read More

  • THE NARROW ROAD BETWEEN DESIRES

    THE NARROW ROAD BETWEEN DESIRES Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2.6

    by Patrick Rothfuss | Read by Nick Podehl, Patrick Rothfuss

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Nick Podehl narrates this story, which takes place over one day. Bast, a cocky fae, is apprenticed to Reshi, the keeper of the Waystone Inn, who spends his day adventuring. Children with high-pitched voices visit the lightning tree, where Bast helps them with small problems in exchange for secrets and favors. Shouting and a trembling voice capture Rike's anger at his alcoholic... Read More

  • DAUGHTER OF ASHES

    DAUGHTER OF ASHES Teresa Battaglia, Book 3

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Ilaria Tuti, Ekin Oklap [Trans.] | Read by Christina Moore

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Christina Moore gives an expert performance of this third captivating episode featuring Italian police superintendent Teresa Battaglia. Teresa is drawn out of semi-retirement to interview imprisoned serial killer Giacomo Mainardi. Secretly dealing with an Alzheimer's diagnosis, Teresa fears her policing days are over. Her meeting with Mainardi releases a flood of memories,... Read More

  • BRING ME YOUR MIDNIGHT

    BRING ME YOUR MIDNIGHT

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Rachel Griffin | Read by Sophie Amoss

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    In this classic tale of true love versus duty, narrator Sophie Amoss gives a thrilling performance that teen fantasy lovers will adore. Tana Fairchild is a young witch who was raised for one thing only: to marry Landon, the Governor's son from the mainland, whom she does not know. Tana is fine with this until she meets Wolfe, a witch from the old coven who practices the... Read More

  • THE WOMAN BACK FROM MOSCOW

    THE WOMAN BACK FROM MOSCOW

    by Ha Jin | Read by Catherine Ho

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    Even with the large number of Chinese and Russian place and character names, listeners will be rewarded by Catherine Ho's performance of this fascinating historical novel. Sun "Yomei" Weishi (1921-1968), adoptive daughter of Zhou Enlai, is selected to leave China to study acting in Moscow. Ho delivers Yomei's vivid accounts of political upheaval, harsh conditions, and her... Read More

  • SYSTEM COLLAPSE

    SYSTEM COLLAPSE Murderbot Diaries, Book 7

    by Martha Wells | Read by Kevin R. Free

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    What happens when Murderbot has a mental breakdown and can no longer reliably perform its duties? Kevin R. Free narrates the latest installment in the Murderbot Diaries. In a story taking place immediately after NETWORK EFFECT, Murderbot, ART, and their associated humans continue to assist colonists on a planet marked for corporate salvage. Free’s depiction of Murderbot’s... Read More

  • THERE WAS A PARTY FOR LANGSTON

    THERE WAS A PARTY FOR LANGSTON

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Jason Reynolds | Read by Jason Reynolds

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Children

    Acclaimed author Jason Reynolds nimbly narrates his celebration of Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes. Based on a picture of a real party in Hughes's honor at the Schomburg Center, this loving tribute is alive with rhythm. As Reynolds describes how Hughes excelled at making words dance to his tune, he makes his own words dance. He creates an irresistible feedback loop... Read More

  • ORBITAL

    ORBITAL

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Samantha Harvey | Read by Sarah Naudi

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Sarah Naudi offers a luminous narration of Harvey's latest sci-fi, which follows four astronauts and two cosmonauts aboard a space station orbiting the Earth. In a measured, thoughtful tone, Naudi provides a window on the crew's life in orbit, from the dreary mundanity of a malfunctioning toilet to the unsettling awe brought forth by a space walk. The crew members reach for... Read More

  • DARK WATER DAUGHTER

    DARK WATER DAUGHTER Winter Sea, Book 1

    by H.M. Long | Read by Moira Quirk, Samuel Roukin

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Moira Quirk and Samuel Roukin take listeners on a thrilling voyage filled with magic and piracy. Mary and Samuel both want something related to the powerful pirate lord, Lirr. Mary wants him dead, while Samuel wants justice. Samuel and Mary make a great team; he is an expert seaman, and she can calm the waters with her voice. The dual narrators offer vastly different... Read More

  • IRON FLAME

    IRON FLAME Empyrean, Book 2

    by Rebecca Yarros | Read by Rebecca Soler, Teddy Hamilton

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Rebecca Soler's captivating narration, coupled with Teddy Hamilton's collaborative touch, plunges listeners into the spellbinding realm of Basgiath War College. Chronicling Violet Sorrengail's unyielding fortitude amid grueling trials, encounters with dragons, and intricate relationships, the story emphasizes action and camaraderie over romantic involvements. The intense... Read More

  • MY VENICE AND OTHER ESSAYS

    MY VENICE AND OTHER ESSAYS

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Donna Leon | Read by Suzanne Toren

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Suzanne Toren's exquisite enunciation and no-nonsense manner meld beautifully with Donna Leon's sardonic, witty reflections on Venice and its denizens. Author of the much loved mystery series featuring Commissario Guido Brunetti, American-born Leon has made her home in the watery city for more than 40 years. Many of her Brunetti mysteries are built around Venice's essential... Read More

  • CITY OF BETRAYAL

    CITY OF BETRAYAL Counterfeit Lady, Book 7

    by Victoria Thompson | Read by Kate Forbes

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Kate Forbes provides a no-nonsense narration of Thompson's popular series. Elizabeth Bates is devoted to getting the 19th Amendment passed. The amendment has been approved by 35 states. Only one more is needed, Tennessee. Elizabeth comes from a long line of con artists and can spot corruption when she sees it. She's astounded by how much of it she's seeing as bankers, railroad... Read More

  • LIGHT BRINGER

    LIGHT BRINGER Red Rising, Book 6

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Pierce Brown | Read by Tim Gerard Reynolds

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Tim Gerard Reynolds returns with another installment in the rich sci-fi saga Red Rising. Eight months after DARK AGE, Darrow and his team defend Mars against Lysander, a force working against the Rising. Throughout his mission, Darrow must re-form long-forgotten relationships and create new alliances though he longs to return home to his family. Reynolds's expert performance... Read More

  • THE SUNSET YEARS OF AGNES SHARP

    THE SUNSET YEARS OF AGNES SHARP Agnes Sharp, Book 1

    by Leonie Swann, Amy Bojang [Trans.] | Read by Moira Quirk

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Moira Quirk does an excellent job portraying a variety of senior citizens who are burdened with ailments in this mystery. Agnes Sharp opens Sunset Hall in rural England so she and other geriatrics can age together. When there's a murder next door, the Sunset Hall residents, who are hiding a body in a shed, sense an opportunity: They'll blame that death on the unknown killer.... Read More

  • ALL IT TAKES IS A GOAL

    ALL IT TAKES IS A GOAL The 3-Step Plan to Ditch Regret and Tap into Your Massive Potential

    by Jon Acuff | Read by Jon Acuff

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    Productivity expert Jon Acuff narrates his latest audiobook with spontaneity and energy that are absolutely infectious. Part of what makes him connect so strongly with his audience is his frequent use of off-script asides and personal stories--what he calls "bonus content." These impromptu comments, delivered enthusiastically, never fail to energize and entertain. Along with... Read More

  • FAILURES OF FORGIVENESS

    FAILURES OF FORGIVENESS What We Get Wrong and How to Do Better

    by Myisha Cherry | Read by Tracey Conyer Lee

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    Forgiveness is misused because it's more complicated than people think, according to an articulate philosopher and expert on emotions and society. You can forgive someone, but what if you're still angry or wary of further transgressions? Are there times when forgiveness should be conditional or withheld altogether? Tracey Conyer Lee narrates with the vocal character of an older... Read More

  • THE PRESIDENT'S WIFE

    THE PRESIDENT'S WIFE Engineer's Wife, Book 2

    by Tracey Enerson Wood | Read by Libby McKnight

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    Libby McKnight elegantly narrates a fictionalized history of the courtship and marriage of widow Edith Bolling Galt and the 28th U.S. president, widower Woodrow Wilson. McKnight delivers the deeply personal exchanges between the couple with a perfect understanding of the exquisitely romantic Wilson and the uncertain Galt. This period piece culls from official documents and... Read More

  • THE POLE

    THE POLE

    by J.M. Coetzee | Read by Colin Mace

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Colin Mace portrays the two seniors in this novel. Wittold Walccyzkiecz, a Polish pianist specializing in Chopin, falls in love with the woman who organized his concert in Barcelona. With skill and empathy, Mace uses pauses, changes in pitch, and emphasis as he navigates the complicated plot. Wittold's pursuit of Beatriz is deliberate and sensuous. Mace enhances the story's... Read More

  • YOU MAKE IT FEEL LIKE CHRISTMAS

    YOU MAKE IT FEEL LIKE CHRISTMAS

    by Toni Shiloh | Read by Jasmin Walker

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Jasmin Walker narrates the story of a woman who returns home for the holidays and unexpectedly finds love. Starr is surprised to see her brother's friend Waylon at her family's Thanksgiving celebration. Neither is the type to have a fling, but their attraction is undeniable. As the year's end approaches, so does Starr's time in DC. Both characters rely on their deep faith to... Read More

  • THE WREN, THE WREN

    THE WREN, THE WREN

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Anne Enright | Read by Anne Enright, Aoife Duffin, Owen Roe, Liza Ross

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Anne Enright, Aoife Duffin, Owen Roe, and Liza Ross perform Enright's latest novel. Duffin narrates the perspective of Nell, a 20-something who is navigating the complexities of young love and desire. When she meets her new boyfriend's parents, they only want to talk about her grandfather, the famous Irish poet Phil McDaragh. Duffin beautifully captures the frustration and... Read More

  • A CHATEAU UNDER SIEGE

    A CHATEAU UNDER SIEGE Bruno, Chief of Police, Book 16

    by Martin Walker | Read by Robert Ian Mackenzie

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Robert Ian Mackenzie returns to portray Bruno Courrèges, chief of police in a small town in Dordogne, France. After a high-ranking official in the French Secret Service is injured during a historical reenactment, Bruno and his team set out to discover whether it was an accident or something more sinister. Mackenzie's fondness for the characters shines as he creates highly... Read More

  • THE PLINKO BOUNCE

    THE PLINKO BOUNCE

    by Martin Clark | Read by David Aaron Baker, Morgan Hallett

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    This legal thriller features a fed-up public defender in rural Virginia. David Aaron Baker shines as the weary and beleaguered attorney Andy Hughes, who is defending the crooked and sinister Damian Bullins. Bullins is on trial for murdering the wife of a wealthy businessman. Baker's performance enables listeners to empathize with Hughes's disillusioned view of the legal system.... Read More

  • THE SURVIVING SKY

    THE SURVIVING SKY The Rages Trilogy: Book 1

    by Kritika H. Rao | Read by Sharmila Devar, Pranshu Mishra

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Sharmila Devar and Pranshu Mishra tap into the emotional turmoil of a marriage on the rocks in a Hindu-inspired eco-fictional world in which humans fight for their lives amid devastating storms. As an archaeologist, Ahilya knows the importance of studying the remaining vestiges of human civilization. As a senior architect with the ability to control plants, her husband, Iravan,... Read More

  • STAR BRINGER

    STAR BRINGER Star Bringer, Book 1

    by Tracy Wolff, Nina Croft | Read by Mia Barron, Liv Anderson, Samara Naeymi, Ruffin Prentiss

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    With a captivating ensemble of narrators, this audiobook delivers an electrifying experience. Liv Anderson embodies the witty and determined Princess Kali, infusing her performance with delightful touches. Mysterious and heroic, Samara Naeymi lends depth and charisma to the mercenary Ian, ensuring every moment is enthralling. Mia Barron skillfully navigates the growth and... Read More

  • TILLY IN TECHNICOLOR

    TILLY IN TECHNICOLOR

    by Mazey Eddings | Read by Justis Bolding, Chris Nelson

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrators Chris Nelson and Justis Bolding's heartwarming and comical performance will have listeners immersed in the unlikely relationship between interns Oliver and Tilly as they trek across Europe on a business trip with Tilly's sister's start-up. Bolding's voice is quick and bright when portraying Tilly, a creative whose boundless energy is often stifled by her family... Read More

  • FAIR ROSALINE

    FAIR ROSALINE

    by Natasha Solomons | Read by Sheila Atim

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    There are many things to love about this retelling of Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET, and Sheila Atim's narration is one of them. This feminist prequel to the well-known romance shares the story of Rosaline Capulet and her encounter with Romeo as he tries his best to woo her. Atim's tonal variations and vocal range allow listeners to relax and examine this new perspective. When... Read More

  • ONE PUZZLING AFTERNOON

    ONE PUZZLING AFTERNOON

    by Emily Critchley | Read by Elizabeth Sastre

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Elizabeth Sastre adopts a gentle voice for this complex, sometimes puzzling, mystery about the disappearance of Lucy Theddle in 1951. The story is told in 2018 by Edie Green, an octogenarian with aphasia and dementia who was Lucy's best friend. Aided by her intrepid, cheerful granddaughter, Amy, soft-voiced Edie follows sketchy clues plumbed from her memories. In... Read More

  • THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BIG BAD WOLF

    THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BIG BAD WOLF Detective Varg, Book 4

    by Alexander McCall Smith | Read by David Rintoul

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    David Rintoul returns to the role of Detective Ulf Varg in another charming trip to the Department of Sensitive Crimes. This time around Alexander McCall Smith's tongue-in-cheek take on the dour Scandi noir genre sees Ulf investigating the missing cabin of a bacon magnate while negotiating potential downsizing at work. Meanwhile, Ulf's girlfriend is convinced that his deaf dog,... Read More

  • THE SECRET HOURS

    THE SECRET HOURS

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Mick Herron | Read by Gerard Doyle

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Gerard Doyle performs this stand-alone dispatch from Mick Herron's cynical "spook street" world with such dry resignation that it is often laugh-out-loud funny, or would be if it weren't so believable. In his Slough House novels (and their TV adaptations, the riveting "Slow Horses") Herron is doing for MI-5 what Dickens did for Chancery and the Circumlocution Office. This novel... Read More

  • WANDERING THROUGH LIFE

    WANDERING THROUGH LIFE A Memoir

    by Donna Leon | Read by Suzanne Toren

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Suzanne Toren gives an exemplary performance of this memoir by Donna Leon, author of the Commissario Brunetti mystery series. Leon, who is in her 80s, shares illuminating vignettes of her family; her love of reading, tennis, and opera; her travels and her life in Venice; and her peripatetic career path in a life she describes as "unplanned." Toren's rich, elegant voice helps... Read More

  • THE SHADOW SISTER

    THE SHADOW SISTER

    by Lily Meade | Read by Tamika Katon-Donegal

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Tamika Katon-Donegal narrates a contemporary YA audiobook with a twist. Sisters Casey and Sutton have a contentious relationship that is fraught with arguments and mutual ill will. After Sutton disappears for weeks, Casey notices that when she returns, her mean-girl personality has changed. Casey soon realizes it isn't an act. Trying to figure out what happened to her sister,... Read More

  • A GUIDE TO THE DARK

    A GUIDE TO THE DARK

    by Meriam Metoui | Read by Vaneh Assadourian, Ariana Delawari, Ramiz Monsef

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrators Ariana Delawari and Vaneh Assadourian portray best friends Layla and Mira after a road trip mishap leaves them stranded in a motel. Their room is inhabited by a dark force, voiced by narrator Ramiz Monsef. The room wants Mira because she carries the burden of her brother's death; Assadourian's mature and measured voice works well for the mourning teen as she and Layla... Read More

  • THE MEN CAN'T BE SAVED

    THE MEN CAN'T BE SAVED

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Ben Purkert | Read by Jonathan Todd Ross

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Jonathan Todd Ross's performance captures the growing unreliability of this novel's narrator, while maintaining the story's humor and tragedy. This is no small feat because the audiobook requires this deft, complicated tone throughout its entire running time. Seth is an up-and-coming copywriter until he's let go. He finds work in a coffee shop, discovering the numbing effects... Read More

  • HOW TO INTERPRET THE CONSTITUTION

    HOW TO INTERPRET THE CONSTITUTION

    by Cass R. Sunstein | Read by Graham Winton

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    If you've ever found yourself curious about how and why the Supreme Court does what it does--particularly during the past decade or so--this audiobook is for you. Graham Winton offers a measured yet compelling delivery of Sunstein's interpretations of recent major Court decisions and how they impact all Americans. The arguments on the correct way to interpret the Constitution... Read More

  • THE LOST SUPPER

    THE LOST SUPPER Searching for the Future of Food in the Flavors of the Past

    by Taras Grescoe | Read by Tim Fannon

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Tim Fannon narrates this world food tour crisply and deliberately. His delivery style is reminiscent of a news reporter's and captures the author's enthusiasm for discovering the unusual--for example, there's a long early chapter on insects. But listeners should persevere: Enlightening stories on Roman fish sauce, neolithic bread, British farmhouse cheese, and an endangered... Read More

  • ENTER GHOST

    ENTER GHOST

    by Isabella Hammad | Read by Nadia Albina

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Nadia Albina is a powerful narrator of this inventive novel, which features a prodigal daughter returning home from a long-term self-exile abroad. Sonia Nasir is a British Palestinian actor who returns to the West Bank discouraged and tired. The powerful narrative tone conveys Sonia's myriad emotions when she is tasked with staging a performance of HAMLET. Albina's heartful... Read More

  • THE BERRY PICKERS

    THE BERRY PICKERS

    by Amanda Peters | Read by Aaliya Warbus, Jordan Waunch

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Aaliya Warbus and Jordan Waunch team up to deliver this twisty story about identity, family, and long-held secrets. In Maine, the summer begins like any other. Seasonal workers, including Indigenous families from Canada, are harvesting fruit in the fields. When four-year-old Ruthie disappears, the consequences are lasting, especially for her siblings. Warbus and Waunch trade... Read More

  • THE BITTER PAST

    THE BITTER PAST Sheriff Porter Beck, Book 1

    by Bruce Borgos | Read by James Babson

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    James Babson's fine performance of this audiobook reflects the story's Nevada setting--it's mostly relaxed and without a lot of unnecessary drama. The story is told through the eyes of Sheriff Porter Beck, an ex-military intelligence officer whose small department is stretched to its limit when the tortured, mutilated body of an ex-FBI man is found in his jurisdiction. The case... Read More

  • PROPHET

    PROPHET

    by Helen Macdonald, Sin Blaché | Read by Jake Fairbrother, Ryan Forde Iosco, Charlotte Davey

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Jake Fairbrother, Ryan Forde Iosco, and Charlotte Davey share narrator duties. Rao, a former MI6 agent with an uncanny ability to know whether a person is telling the truth, and Adam, an American intelligence officer, are investigating a drug that materializes people's fondest memories--although it causes a psychic break with sometimes fatal consequences. Fairbrother takes the... Read More

  • YOUNG QUEENS

    YOUNG QUEENS Three Renaissance Women and the Price of Power

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Leah Redmond Chang | Read by Olivia Dowd

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    History

    Olivia Dowd is so good at delivering this history that it's like listening to a historical novel set in the sixteenth century. Dowd gives each woman a unique voice in this true account of the lives of Catherine de' Medici, Queen of France; her daughter, Elisabeth de Valois, Queen of Spain; and Catherine's daughter-in-law, Mary, Queen of Scots. The production provides hours of... Read More

  • FOR HER CONSIDERATION

    FOR HER CONSIDERATION

    by Amy Spalding | Read by Sophie Amoss

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Narrator Sophie Amoss infuses an engaging blend of fun and thoughtfulness into this contemporary sapphic romance set in the world of show business. Nina Rice, an aspiring screenwriter who ghostwrites celebrity correspondence for a talent agency, meets one of her clients, the effortlessly cool actress Ari Fox. Their simmering chemistry quickly turns into a discreet,... Read More

  • THE MISTRESS OF BHATIA HOUSE

    THE MISTRESS OF BHATIA HOUSE Perveen Mistry, Book 4

    by Sujata Massey | Read by Sneha Mathan

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Sneha Mathan's warm midrange voice and sensitive character portraits enhance the pleasures of Sujata Massey's fourth mystery featuring Perveen Mistry, a female solicitor in 1920s Bombay. In this case, Mistry seeks justice for a wrongly accused servant while also investigating the crime for which the woman has been charged. Massey interweaves the complex story with details of... Read More

  • EVERGREEN

    EVERGREEN Japantown, Book 3

    by Naomi Hirahara | Read by Allison Hiroto

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Alison Hiroto's light, sweet voice is well suited to Aki Ito, the protagonist in Hirahara's Japantown mysteries, set just after WWII. In this sequel to the award-winning CLARK AND DIVISION, we find Aki and her parents resettled in Los Angeles. Working as a nurse's aide at the Japanese hospital, Aki encounters an elderly Issei man with suspicious injuries. When a murder occurs... Read More

  • LUSH LIVES

    LUSH LIVES

    by J. Vanessa Lyon | Read by Elle Cleviden

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Elle Cleviden gives a quiet but satisfying performance of this queer contemporary romance. Parkie is a disabled white woman who is working as an appraiser for a New York auction house. Glory is a Black artist who's just inherited her great-aunt's Harlem brownstone. The two hit it off immediately when Glory brings in her aunt's belongings for appraisal. They soon get caught up... Read More

  • TIME'S MOUTH

    TIME'S MOUTH

    by Edan Lepucki | Read by Alyssa Bresnahan

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Alyssa Bresnahan affects a hypnotic tone, drawing the listener into a groovy, magical world in which pregnant women live without men in an expansive Victorian manor house in the woods in rural California. Their sons live there, as well. Sharon, who has changed her name to Ursa, collects "the mamas" to protect them and to allow participants to "transport" to the past.... Read More

  • THE BASILISK THRONE

    THE BASILISK THRONE

    by Greg Keyes | Read by John Skelley

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    John Skelley narrates this first installment of a new fantasy series. The story is told through multiple points of view: A girl is sold into sex slavery by her mother. A father and son command a merchant fleet on the verge of war, leaving behind their daughter/sister, who is a political prisoner at court. A feral young man embarks on a magical quest in which he matches wits... Read More

  • A LITTLE RAY OF SUNSHINE

    A LITTLE RAY OF SUNSHINE

    by Kristan Higgins | Read by Xe Sands, Laural Merlington, Jeannie Sheneman

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrators Xe Sands, Laural Merlington, and Jeannie Sheneman inhabit an assortment of ordinary people who are trying to understand their world and themselves. Bookstore owner Harlow secretly had a baby when she was 17. She gave him up to a loving couple, SanJay and Monica Patel. Now, eighteen years later, Harlow's son, Matthew, walks into her bookstore, and she faints. As Harlow... Read More

  • FATIMA TATE TAKES THE CAKE

    FATIMA TATE TAKES THE CAKE

    by Khadijah VanBrakle | Read by Shayna Small

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Shayna Small introduces Fatima Tate, a 17-year-old who chafes at the overprotectiveness of her conservative Black Muslim parents. But she also shows devotion to her religion and is passionate about her deepest desire to become a patissiere (baker). Enter Raheem. Small adopts a gravelly voice to portray this wealthy, handsome "Muslim prince." Small's portrayal of Fatima's... Read More

  • ANGER BANG

    ANGER BANG Downside to Dating: Book 1

    by Avery Flynn | Read by Kirsten Leigh, Lance Greenfield

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Kirsten Leigh and Lance Greenfield sweep listeners away to rural Wyoming, where they are treated to a crazy 80s-style destination wedding that is televised for reality TV. Thea Pope, a shy paleontologist who is the bridezilla's sister, just wants to get through the hellish wedding and begin her summer field work. When her sister pushes her too far, she decides to indulge in an... Read More

  • THE WRITTEN WORLD AND THE UNWRITTEN WORLD

    THE WRITTEN WORLD AND THE UNWRITTEN WORLD Essays

    by Italo Calvino, Ann Goldstein [Trans.] | Read by Edoardo Ballerini

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Classics

    The protean Ballerini brings his fine voice, masterful tempo, and impeccable Italian to this audiobook. His voice, delivery, and simpatico sensibilities for the late Italo Calvino give this collection a sense of a celebration of the novelist/essayist/folklorist's reviews, essays, and other literary offerings. Calvino, who died in the 1980s, lives in these nonfiction works.... Read More

  • THE MAKING OF YOLANDA LA BRUJA

    THE MAKING OF YOLANDA LA BRUJA

    by Lorraine Avila | Read by Lorraine Avila

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Lorraine Avila's familiarity with the world she describes and facility with code-switching are strong pluses in her narration of this story. In school 16-year-old Yolanda Alvarez leads courageous discussions about race, deals with her hearing difficulties, falls in love for the first time, and worries about the violent visions she's recently had. Her frightening perceptions are... Read More

  • SUCH KINDNESS

    SUCH KINDNESS

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Andre Dubus III | Read by Andre Dubus III

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Tom Lowe is broke, rudderless, and approaching toxic levels of bitterness as this audiobook opens. Once he proudly defined himself as a devoted husband, father, and carpenter; now, following an accident, he can't define himself at all. Dubus works narrative magic here. Without giving too much away, know that Tom's story is ultimately a satisfying one and Dubus navigates that... Read More

  • THE BLUE IS WHERE GOD LIVES

    THE BLUE IS WHERE GOD LIVES

    by Sharon Sochil Washington | Read by Shayna Small

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Shayna Small performs this powerful story of African magical realism, time travel, and survival in an unfair world. In the modern day, Blue begins to hear voices after the horrifying murder of her daughter hundreds of miles away. Almost 200 years in the past, her ancestors discover a plan to keep Blue's family in economic slavery. They use magic that spans generations and... Read More

  • THE FIRST LADY OF WORLD WAR II

    THE FIRST LADY OF WORLD WAR II Eleanor Roosevelt's Daring Journey to the Frontlines and Back

    by Shannon McKenna Schmidt | Read by Suzanne Toren

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Suzanne Toren delivers this absorbing discussion of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt's contributions to the nation during WWII. She expanded the role of first lady during wartime by becoming actively involved in social issues and by traveling widely. In 1943, Eleanor visited with troops stationed in the Pacific Theater, providing practical support through the Red Cross and... Read More

  • WILD POPPIES

    WILD POPPIES

    by Haya Saleh, Marcia L. Qualey [Trans.] | Read by Amin El Gamal

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Children

    Amin El Gamal narrates this story of a Syrian refugee family in an approachable manner, creating characters who sound familiar to the listener. In a voice only slightly tinged with an accent, El Gamal creates subtle yet noticeable differences between the two protagonists. When their city is attacked and their father martyred, Omar and Sufyan flee with their mother and younger... Read More

  • REMEMBER ME

    REMEMBER ME Ravenswood, Book 2

    by Mary Balogh | Read by Rosalyn Landor

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Narrator Rosalyn Landor immerses listeners in London society in 1815. Lady Philippa Ware is having her first season since scandal rocked her family. She is an instant success and becomes entangled with Lucas Arden's family. The grandson of a duke, Lucas has been commanded by his grandfather to marry and produce an heir. But years ago, Lucas insulted Philippa, and estrangement... Read More

  • MURDER AT A LONDON FINISHING SCHOOL

    MURDER AT A LONDON FINISHING SCHOOL Beryl and Edwina, Book 7

    by Jessica Ellicott | Read by Barbara Rosenblat

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Barbara Rosenblat's resonant tones sparkle as she re-creates familiar characters, and introduces listeners to new ones, in this seventh installment of Ellicott's Beryl and Edwina Mysteries. The intrepid private enquiry agents set out from their busy lives in the village of Walmsley Parva at the urgent request of Miss DuPont, headmistress of the very proper finishing school they... Read More

  • HOW TO BE REMEMBERED

    HOW TO BE REMEMBERED

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Michael Thompson | Read by Lewis Fitz-Gerald

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Lewis Fitz-Gerald adds a profound sense of loss and despair to the forlorn character of Tommy Llewellyn. The magical realism of Thompson's take on identity harkens to the best of "The Twilight Zone." As Fitz-Gerald describes the details of the mysterious "Reset" in a tone of wonder, it dawns on the listener just what's happening. The universe erases every detail of... Read More

  • CHARLOTTE ILLES IS NOT A DETECTIVE

    CHARLOTTE ILLES IS NOT A DETECTIVE

    by Katie Siegel | Read by Katie Siegel

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Katie Siegel performs her own work, a witty mystery that follows the former child detective Charlotte Illes, who is persuaded to do some sleuthing on behalf of her brother. It soon develops into something sinister. Siegel's top-quality narration reflects her unique insight and obvious fondness for the characters. She creates fully believable characters in Charlotte and her... Read More

  • YOU'VE BEEN SERVED

    YOU'VE BEEN SERVED

    by Kristen Alicia | Read by Jasmine Walker

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Narrator Jasmine Walker delivers a genuine and delightful performance that invites listeners to follow along with first-year law student Simone Alexander. Fed up with being a chef in sunny California, Simone leaves it to the shake of a magic 8-ball to dictate where she takes on law school. The result is frigid Michigan. Once there, she soon finds out she is underprepared, but... Read More

  • THE LONGMIRE DEFENSE

    THE LONGMIRE DEFENSE Walt Longmire, Book 19

    by Craig Johnson | Read by George Guidall

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    George Guidall once again enchants listeners with his performance of the characters in this 19th audiobook in Craig Johnson's Longmire series. Guidall's rich, weathered tones perfectly convey Sheriff Walt Longmire--Guidall's voice is now synonymous with the character in the audiobooks. With deft skill, Guidall navigates shifts in rhythm, pitch, and accent, smoothly... Read More

  • THE PRIVATE LIFE OF SPIES and THE EXQUISITE ART OF GETTING EVEN

    THE PRIVATE LIFE OF SPIES and THE EXQUISITE ART OF GETTING EVEN Stories

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Alexander McCall Smith | Read by David Rintoul

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Scottish actor David Rintoul delights in this offbeat, witty collection of stories from the author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency and other series. Laughter-inducing and wry, the clever tales offer a mix of exquisite retribution and snoops, both accidental and intentional. Settings in such far-flung locations as Algiers, Melbourne, rural England, Shanghai, and the... Read More

  • BLUE SKIES

    BLUE SKIES

    by T.C. Boyle | Read by Alyssa Bresnahan

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Alyssa Bresnahan narrates a satirical novel about the climate crisis. Cat lives in Florida with her frequently absent fiancé. On impulse she buys a pet snake for company. In California her brother, Cooper, an entomologist, loses an arm to an infected tick bite. Bresnahan manages to make both Cat and Cooper believably sympathetic without softening their unlikable personality... Read More

  • INDIAN NO MORE

    INDIAN NO MORE

    by Charlene Willing McManus, Traci Sorell | Read by Jennifer Bobiwash

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Children

    "What if I can't be Indian in Los Angeles?" worries 11-year-old Regina, voiced by Jennifer Bobiwash, a member of the Mississauga First Nation, in this story based on author McManus's own experiences. When the Umpqua girl's family is uprooted from their reservation home in Oregon in 1957 and relocated to the city, misunderstandings, microaggressions, and out-and-out racism... Read More

  • THE SECRET SUMMER PROMISE

    THE SECRET SUMMER PROMISE

    by Keah Brown | Read by Tamika Katon-Donegal

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Tamika Katon-Donegal narrates this breezy romance about Andrea, a queer disabled teen who's determined to have the best summer ever--even if it means falling out of love with her best friend, Hailee, who she's not sure returns her feelings. Katon-Donegal is fantastic when it comes to capturing all of Andrea's excitement and butterflies-in-the-stomach feelings. Her character... Read More

  • THE QUESTIONS THAT MATTER MOST

    THE QUESTIONS THAT MATTER MOST Reading, Writing, and the Exercise of Freedom

    by Jane Smiley | Read by Jane Smiley

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Primarily known as one of our finest novelists, Jane Smiley is also an essayist of considerable style and grace. This audiobook combines autobiography, travel, literary criticism, and history, often in the same essay. Although her phrasing is sometimes a little stilted, especially in the more academic passages, she is writing and narrating about subjects of personal importance... Read More

  • TABULA RASA

    TABULA RASA Tabula Rasa, Volume 1

    Earphones Award Winner

    by John McPhee | Read by Grover Gardner

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    This audio collection of essays and sketches is a marriage of good storytellers. Author John McPhee has the ability to make topics like plate tectonics, commercial shipping, and life under Covid lockdown interesting, as well as informative. Combine that with the mellow voice of Grover Gardner, and you have a work that nearly any listener will enjoy. The audiobook is a... Read More

  • FOURTH WING

    FOURTH WING Fourth Wing, Book 1

    by Rebecca Yarros | Read by Rebecca Soler, Teddy Hamilton

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Rebecca Yarros's exceptional fantasy novel comes to life through the performances of Rebecca Soler and Teddy Hamilton. Bookish Violet, who planned to become a scholar, has been ordered by the General (her mother) to become a dragon rider instead. Soler's narration captures the intensity of battle scenes and the complexities of relationships. Her ability to differentiate voices... Read More

  • HARD RAIN

    HARD RAIN Annie McIntyre, Book 2

    by Samantha Jayne Allen | Read by Sandy Rustin

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    With casual ease, Sandy Rustin takes listeners through the aftermath of a massive flood that leaves death and destruction in a Texas town. Apprentice private investigator Annie McIntyre nervously takes on a missing-person case for an old frenemy, Bethany Richter, and uncovers a series of murders and long buried secrets. Rustin's delivery becomes more tense as McIntyre tries to... Read More

  • THE COVENANT OF WATER

    THE COVENANT OF WATER

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Abraham Verghese | Read by Abraham Verghese

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Abraham Verghese is a rarity among authors--a gifted writer who is also a dramatic narrator. Once you listen to his nuanced, emotionally charged performance, you'll be convinced that no one else could have better captured the dialects, tones, and cadences of his mostly Indian characters. He also portrays a Scot and an American, among others, and adroitly changes his pitch for... Read More

  • MURDER ON THE HOME FRONT

    MURDER ON THE HOME FRONT Billie Harkness, Book 2

    by Jessica Ellicott | Read by Elizabeth Sastre

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Elizabeth Sastre delivers an upbeat narration of the second in this WWII mystery series. Someone is breaking into air raid shelters, stealing whatever valuables can be sold on the black market. When a body is found in a shelter, WPC Billie Harkness must convince her police colleagues that she's as capable as the male officers. When she starts asking too many questions, she runs... Read More

  • DEATH COMES TO MARLOW

    DEATH COMES TO MARLOW Marlow Murder Club, Book 2

    by Robert Thorogood | Read by Nicolette McKenzie

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    The eccentric members of the Marlow Murder Club are back for more sleuthing adventures. Thorogood has once again crafted an amusing and taut cozy mystery, animated by another superb performance from Nicolette McKenzie. Her expert delivery brings back the subtle character differentiation that made the first audiobook such an enjoyable listening experience. Especially delightful... Read More

  • THE KING'S PLEASURE

    THE KING'S PLEASURE A Novel of Henry VIII

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Alison Weir | Read by Rosalyn Landor

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    With Rosalyn Landor's performance, time falls away. Listeners are transported to the sixteenth century with all its intrigues and betrayals. Book 2 in Weir's Tudor Rose trilogy speculates on the motives behind mass murderer, adulterer, and bigamist Henry VIII. Listeners of Weir's "Six Wives" series will find themselves in familiar company--yet here the characters are viewed... Read More

  • THE ODYSSEY OF PHILLIS WHEATLEY

    THE ODYSSEY OF PHILLIS WHEATLEY A Poet's Journey Through American Slavery and Independence

    by David Waldstreicher | Read by Kim Staunton

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Sold into slavery at an early age in 1751, Phillis Wheatley asserted her natural genius and became a poet celebrated in the American colonies and Britain. This audiobook serves a double role as a historical biography and a literary one. Kim Staunton's able narration serves both aspects well. She keeps the narrative flowing despite the author's overly detailed digressions on... Read More

  • RETURN TO THE RIVER

    RETURN TO THE RIVER Reflections on Life Choices During a Pandemic

    by Dave Pelzer | Read by Tim Fannon

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    In his 60th year, during Covid, as his marriage is ending, Dave Pelzer, author of A CHILD CALLED IT, seizes the moment to examine his incredible life. Narrator Tim Fannon provides a solid and steady voice even during the gruesome scenes of horrific abuse Pelzer suffered as a child at the hands of his mother. Here Pelzer reflects on being trapped in the basement as a child, his... Read More

  • BAD, BAD SEYMOUR BROWN

    BAD, BAD SEYMOUR BROWN Corie Geller, Book 2

    by Susan Isaacs | Read by Jennifer O'Donnell

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Jennifer O'Donnell perfectly embodies former FBI agent Corie Geller in the second installment in this series. With a blend of intelligence, sassiness, compassion, and sarcastic humor, O'Donnell's performance brings Geller to life. She and her father, a retired NYPD detective, investigate an attack on April Brown, the only survivor of a twenty-year-old arson case that... Read More

  • STORM WATCH

    STORM WATCH Joe Pickett, Book 3

    by C.J. Box | Read by David Chandler

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    The author's latest Joe Pickett audiobook has the Wyoming game warden finding a body, which leads to a lot of questions involving a lot of people. Also, a fringe militant group is pressuring his pal Nate, a falconer, to join. Add town politics, and Pickett finds himself embroiled in trouble. Narrator David Chandler gives Joe a steady voice that reflects his personality while... Read More

  • THE BRIDE WORE WHITE

    THE BRIDE WORE WHITE Burning cove, Book 7

    by Amanda Quick | Read by Morgan Hallett

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Narrator Morgan Hallett builds the tension as soon as this romantic mystery opens. First, a former client attempts to kidnap psychic dream consultant Prudence Ryland. Later, when Prudence moves to a new town, she is actually kidnapped, left next to a dead man, and framed for his murder. To her surprise, Jack Wingate, an associate of the local crime boss, offers to help. Hallett... Read More

  • THE FOURTH ENEMY

    THE FOURTH ENEMY Daniel Pitt, Book 6

    by Anne Perry | Read by Samuel Roukin

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Samuel Roukin narrates the sixth legal/investigative case of Daniel Pitt and his wife, Miriam fford Croft, a forensic pathologist. Pitt, an experienced barrister, teams up with King's Counsel Gideon Hunter to prosecute the ruthless, charismatic, and philanthropic Malcolm Vayne, who is accused of bilking investors. Half detective story, half courtroom drama, the case revolves... Read More

  • WHO CRIES FOR THE LOST

    WHO CRIES FOR THE LOST Sebastian St. Cyr, Book 18

    by C.S. Harris | Read by Jenny Sterlin

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Jenny Sterlin performs this convoluted mystery of spies and murders that revolve around the Peninsula Campaigns of the Napoleonic Wars. It's June 1815. Aristocrat Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, teams up with Irish surgeon Paul Gibson after Gibson examines the mutilated corpse of Major Miles Sedgewick, a spy for Britain and a bigamist. When more corpses turn up,... Read More

  • THE WISHING POOL AND OTHER STORIES

    THE WISHING POOL AND OTHER STORIES

    by Tananarive Due | Read by William DeMeritt, Jasmin Walker

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Jasmin Walker and William DeMeritt deftly capture the nuances of these short stories, a mix of horror, suspense, and science fiction focusing on racism, abuse, and sexism. An introduction by the author, who is known for Black horror and Afrofuturism, helps illuminate the works. In "The Haint in the Window," DeMeritt introduces a haint (ghost) who upsets everything in a... Read More

  • NIGHT FLIGHT TO PARIS

    NIGHT FLIGHT TO PARIS Kate Rees, Book 2

    by Cara Black | Read by Elisabeth Rodgers

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Elisabeth Rodgers performs this WWII thriller featuring American sharpshooter Kate Rees, who undertakes clandestine missions for the British Secret Service in 1942. This story is filled with duplicitous Communists, vicious Nazis, and dangerous double agents, and there are betrayals and confusion at every turn. The action is nonstop. Kate's inner dialogue becomes a little... Read More

  • THE ENIGMA OF GARLIC

    THE ENIGMA OF GARLIC 44 Scotland Street, Book 16

    by Alexander McCall Smith | Read by Robert Ian Mackenzie

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Once again, listeners will become engrossed in the lives of the residents of 44 Scotland Street in contemporary Edinburgh. The deep, rich voice of narrator Robert Ian Mackenzie reacquaints listeners with the denizens of the neighborhood and their mundane musings, moral quandaries, and metaphysical speculations. This sixteenth book in the series asks whether people can change... Read More

  • DIVA 2.0

    DIVA 2.0 12 Life Lessons From Me For You

    by Sheryl Lee Ralph | Read by Sheryl Lee Ralph

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Actor and singer Sheryl Lee Ralph narrates her own self-help/memoir mash-up with drama and feeling. The audiobook is full of delicious anecdotes about her life in the theater and music business, along with personal reflections on how to succeed, how to keep going when success isn't happening, and how to treat others to maintain one's integrity. DIVA (Divinely Inspired,... Read More

  • CHANGE YOUR BRAIN EVERY DAY

    CHANGE YOUR BRAIN EVERY DAY Simple Daily Practices to Strengthen Your Mind, Memory, Moods, Focus, Energy, Habits, and Relationships

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Daniel G. Amen | Read by Jim Frangione

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    Jim Frangione's resonant baritone is part of the appeal of this comprehensive guide to brain health. What's more impressive is the range of pitch patterns he uses to give natural-sounding pizzazz to sentences, phrases, and even individual words. Frangione conveys the relaxed confidence and desire to help that we associate with the prolific author, psychiatrist, and TV star... Read More

  • QUANTUM RADIO

    QUANTUM RADIO

    by A.G. Riddle | Read by Ray Porter

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    While crunching raw data at CERN, the world's most powerful particle accelerator, quantum physicist Dr. Tyson Klein discovers something he didn't expect--a distinct pattern, a message. But who or where is it from? Using an easygoing conversational tone, Ray Porter takes listeners on a thrill ride across space and time that combines three of science fiction's most beloved... Read More

  • ABUELA, DON'T FORGET ME

    ABUELA, DON'T FORGET ME

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Rex Ogle | Read by Ramón de Ocampo

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    This heartfelt performance by Ramón de Ocampo is a tribute to grandparents who unconditionally love their grandchildren. The author's abuela was a never-ending source of support when his own parents weren't there for him. De Ocampo lovingly performs extremely emotional scenes that recount well-paced yet scattered memories of Ogle's life. De Ocampo expresses the strife and... Read More

  • THE MINUS-ONE CLUB

    THE MINUS-ONE CLUB

    by Kekla Magoon | Read by Dion Graham

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Grief suffuses Dion Graham's voice as he narrates high school sophomore Kermit's induction into a club no one wants to join: the club in which everyone has lost a family member. Kermit's older sister, Sheila, the only one in his Baptist family who knew he's gay, was killed by a drunk driver just days ago. He finds support in the club--and, with the charismatic, self-destructive... Read More

  • THIRST FOR SALT

    THIRST FOR SALT

    by Madelaine Lucas | Read by Madelaine Lucas

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Australian author and musician Madelaine Lucas gives a haunting narration of this debut audiobook on love, loss, and memory. The story is told from the perspective of a 37-year-old unnamed woman who is looking back on an intense romance she had with Jude, an older artist, when she was a 24-year-old aspiring writer. Lucas's pensive tone and leisurely pacing perfectly suit the... Read More

  • AFRICA RISEN

    AFRICA RISEN A New Era of Speculative Fiction

    by Sheree Renée Thomas, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, Zelda Knight | Read by Amin El Gamal, Kim Staunton, Dele Ogundiran, Tony Tambi, Tamika Katon-Donegal, Jamie Lincoln Smith

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    This audiobook, a sweeping collection of new speculative fiction from Africa and people of African descent, is enjoyable and intellectually stimulating. It's largely narrated by people of a similar culture and heritage as the authors, so some of the phrasing and pacing may sound unusual to the American ear. However, these talented narrators bring authenticity and an immersive... Read More

  • HANDS DOWN

    HANDS DOWN Dick Francis, Book 11

    by Felix Francis | Read by Martin Jarvis

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Golden Voice narrator Martin Jarvis performs this mystery with gusto. Private investigator Sid Halley sets out to uncover the truth behind the death of his friend and finds himself drawn into a conspiracy that could bring down the world of horse racing. Jarvis, who has narrated other Francis audiobooks, brings the characters alive through his obvious familiarity with the... Read More

  • DID I EVER TELL YOU THIS?

    DID I EVER TELL YOU THIS?

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Sam Neill | Read by Sam Neill

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Actors often make the best narrators, and listeners will find that Sam Neill is no exception, or, rather, he is an exceptional example of this truth. Not only does Neill have a fascinating career that includes JURASSIC PARK and many other well-known projects, but he also has a wry sense of humor, a surprisingly unassuming view of the world and his place in it, and a seemingly... Read More

  • LAST SEEN IN LAPAZ

    LAST SEEN IN LAPAZ Emma Djan Investigation, Book 3

    by Kwei Quartey | Read by Robin Miles

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Robin Miles becomes the lively PI Emma Djan, who is the best private investigator in Accra, Ghana. This is the third installment featuring Emma as the main character, and fans of the series will find much to admire in Miles's performance. She is as entertaining as the set of crimes that Emma must solve. Miles embodies a plucky female detective we can root for. Listeners will be... Read More

  • SO SHALL YOU REAP

    SO SHALL YOU REAP Commissario Brunetti, Book 32

    by Donna Leon | Read by David Colacci

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    David Colacci narrates a thoughtful mystery overflowing with Venetian culture and history. Number 32 in the series featuring the illustrious Commissario Guido Brunetti focuses on the horrific murder of a Sri Lankan immigrant. Brunetti met the victim before his death, but there's no proof the dead man ever existed before that. Colacci imbues the story with patient gravitas.... Read More

  • THOSE EMPTY EYES

    THOSE EMPTY EYES

    by Charlie Donlea | Read by Vivienne Leheny

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Vivienne Leheny guides listeners through a mystery involving a girl who fought the legal system and won--but has still been found guilty in the court of popular opinion. Alex Armstrong is living under an assumed name, doing her best to stay out of the spotlight while searching for the man who killed her family. When her family was murdered, Alex was accused due to poor police... Read More

  • THE 6 TYPES OF WORKING GENIUS

    THE 6 TYPES OF WORKING GENIUS A Better Way to Understand Your Gifts, Your Frustrations, and Your Team

    by Patrick M. Lencioni | Read by Ray Porter

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Business & Finance

    Ray Porter's showmanship works well with this audiobook's extended introductory fable, as well as its more didactic chapters. The business author's latest audiobook focuses on personality types and how they match the job requirements of any organizational role. Written with Lencioni's engaging charm and full of memorable insights, this amiable guide describes six distinct types... Read More

  • BETTER THE BLOOD

    BETTER THE BLOOD Hana Westerman, Book 1

    by Michael Bennett | Read by Miriama McDowell, Richard Te Are

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Miriama McDowell and Richard Te Are take listeners on a journey to present-day Auckland, New Zealand, where they follow Maori detective Hana Westerman as she races against time to solve a series of gruesome murders that are linked to the country's violent colonial past. The use of two narrators helps listeners differentiate the different viewpoints and strengthens the intensity... Read More

  • MIND YOUR MINDSET

    MIND YOUR MINDSET The Science That Shows Success Starts with Your Thinking

    by Michael Hyatt, Megan Hyatt Miller | Read by Michael Hyatt, Megan Hyatt Miller

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    Written and delivered by the father-and-daughter team of Michael Hyatt and Megan Hyatt Miller, this audiobook acquaints listeners with the basics of neuroplasticity and explains how our brains interpret the world and our experiences in it. The authors also address how learning to rewrite these interpretations--narratives--can change our brains and change our lives. The duo... Read More

  • WILL DO MAGIC FOR SMALL CHANGE

    WILL DO MAGIC FOR SMALL CHANGE

    by Andrea Hairston | Read by Tamika Katon-Donegal, Andre Santana

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Tamika Katon-Donegal and Andre Santana narrate a complex family drama in a unique mash-up of magic and Afrofuturism. In the 1980s, as Cinnamon Jones struggles with the recent suicide of her brother, she's reading a book he gave her about the journey of a West African warrior woman and an alien who perform in the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Cinnamon discovers a connection between... Read More

  • IN SICKNESS

    IN SICKNESS A Memoir

    by Barrett Rollins | Read by Barrett Rollins

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Barrett Rollins's life unspools when his wife, Jane, collapses at work from a blood clot caused by advanced breast cancer. More shocking than the medical emergency itself is that Jane has been hiding her diagnosis for years even though both husband and wife are oncologists. Rollins has perfect narrative timing, and his performance is reflective and expressive. He evokes the... Read More

  • SEEN AND UNSEEN

    SEEN AND UNSEEN What Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake, and Ansel Adams's Photographs Reveal About the Japanese American Incarceration

    by Elizabeth Partridge | Read by June Angela

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Children

    An important and often ignored part of American history is explained in this audiobook, narrated by June Angela. The Japanese American internment camps created during WWII were documented by several photographers, including Toyo Miyatake, Dorothea Lange, and Ansel Adams. The text is sparse, written and presented with unflinching honesty. Angela's voice shares the information... Read More

  • SHOWSTOPPER

    SHOWSTOPPER Peter Diamond, Book 21

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Peter Lovesey | Read by James Langton

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    James Langton flawlessly presents the 21st entry--one of the best--in the Peter Diamond series. Listeners meet Detective Diamond of Bath, England, as he investigates a TV production's claim to have a "jinx" in its midst after yet another associate meets a bad end. Unforgettably rendered are Diamond's appealing team, the masterful text, and the relatable humor, part of which... Read More

  • WILD MASSIVE

    WILD MASSIVE

    by Scotto Moore | Read by Suzy Jackson

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Narrator Suzy Jackson brings a big, bright vocal style to this sprawling comic fantasy-adventure by Seattle-based playwright/comedian Scotto Moore. Everything is bigger-than-big in the "massive" world of the future--from a 49,500-floor elevator to a planet-sized theme park and the ages of the characters. Grandma is over 600 years old. It all begins when the reclusive and... Read More

  • A FACE FOR PICASSO

    A FACE FOR PICASSO Coming of Age with Crouzon Syndrome

    by Ariel Henley | Read by Ariel Henley

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Ariel Henley narrates her story of growing up with Crouzon syndrome, a type of facial disfigurement. She and her identical twin, Zan, both afflicted, survived face-altering surgeries as doctors broke facial bones to make room for the growing organs in their skulls. Henley's dispassionate voice is riveting as she recounts the traumas of the multiple surgeries that made the twins... Read More

  • DARK WHISPER

    DARK WHISPER Dark, Book 36

    by Christine Feehan | Read by Jim Frangione

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Jim Frangione returns to narrate this paranormal romantic fantasy. Vasi Sidkorolyavolkva is a royal-blooded Lycan. Siv Bela is an ancient Carpathian. The two races have a tenuous truce, but a secret legacy means that Vasi carries the other half of Siv's soul, making the two opposites life mates. There is a romantic connection between Vasi and Siv--but significantly more... Read More

  • BITTER MEDICINE

    BITTER MEDICINE

    by Mia Tsai | Read by Natalie Naudus

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Natalie Naudus delivers a dynamic performance of this romantic fantasy. Elle has a lot of potential careerwise, yet she hides herself away at a fairy temp agency, performing subpar magical tasks. One day she agrees to help Luc, a highly regarded half-elf, with a complex task--despite the risk of being found out by her vengeful brother. As their adventure brings Elle and Luc... Read More

  • GIGI, LISTENING

    GIGI, LISTENING

    by Chantel Guertin | Read by Natalie Naudus

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Natalie Naudus throws herself wholeheartedly into Gigi Rutherford's fantasy that the narrator of her favorite audiobook is her soulmate. Naudus plays up Gigi's longing, both for narrator Zane and for his connection to her late parents. After Gigi's friends at her romance bookstore chip in to send her on a ten-day tour of England, she is thrust into the drama of a bus tour that... Read More

  • FLAUBERT'S PARROT

    FLAUBERT'S PARROT

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Julian Barnes | Read by Simon Vance

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fiction

    With his customary grace and dry British wit, Simon Vance matches the tone and tenor of this decidedly erudite and playfully imaginative literary biography of one the most influential novelists of the nineteenth century, Gustave Flaubert. First published in 1984, Barnes's book blends speculation, fact, and Flaubert's own words into a detective story featuring a fictitious... Read More

  • THE DARK KING

    THE DARK KING Deviant Kings, Book 1

    by Gina L. Maxwell | Read by Avery Reid, Aiden Snow

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    This audiobook, set in Las Vegas, is a dark fantasy with some BDSM scenes. Bryn Meara, portrayed by Avery Reid, gets a free stay at Nightfall Hotel, owned by Caiden Verran. Caiden, portrayed by Aiden Snow, is king of the Fae Night Court. In short order, a curse prevents them from being separated--if Bryn dies, so does Caiden. Reid's emotional narration is well matched to her... Read More

  • THE WOMAN WHO SPLIT THE ATOM

    THE WOMAN WHO SPLIT THE ATOM The Life of Lise Meitner

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Marissa Moss | Read by Sandy Rustin

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Children

    The life of groundbreaking nuclear physicist Lise Meitner (1878-1968) is given voice by narrator Sandy Rustin. Marginalized by sexism, Meitner, an Austrian Jew, struggled to pursue the field she loved, eventually earning her colleagues' respect and a partnership with chemist Otto Hahn in Berlin. Nazi policies stripped her of her position, then forced her to flee. In exile, she... Read More

  • THE ASTONISHING CHRONICLES OF OSCAR FROM ELSEWHERE

    THE ASTONISHING CHRONICLES OF OSCAR FROM ELSEWHERE Kingdoms and Empires, Book 4

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Jaclyn Moriarty | Read by Dorje Swallow, Rebecca Norfolk

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Children

    Dorje Swallow and Rebecca Norfolk alternate narrating duties in this fantasy quest. Six children and an elf search for the pieces of a key that are needed to save an Elven village from destruction. Oscar is a skateboarding teenager who finds himself sucked into this alternative world. In Swallow's hands, Oscar is a laid-back Australian with dashes of wry humor and charm.... Read More

  • SLEEP NO MORE

    SLEEP NO MORE The Lost Night Files, Book 1

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Jayne Ann Krentz | Read by Eva Kaminsky

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Eva Kaminsky provides a dynamic narration of the mysterious situation that author Ambrose Drake and interior designer and podcaster Pallas Llewellyn find themselves in. After the pair have a night they can't remember, they awaken to find that they have enhanced psychic abilities. Ambrose contacted Pallas to help him investigate a murder. Ambrose limits his sleep to catnapping... Read More

  • NO STRANGERS HERE

    NO STRANGERS HERE Irish Vet, Book 1

    by Carlene O'Connor | Read by Emily O'Mahony

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    After 27 years, veterinarian Dimpna Wilde comes back to the Irish village of Dingle to help clear her parents, who have been accused of murdering the village's wealthiest man, Johnny O'Reilly. Narrator Emily O'Mahony portrays many characters, all of whom have motives. She is at her best as Dimpna and as Cormac O'Brien, the detective who is investigating the case. Her rich Irish... Read More

  • WHAT WE OWE THE FUTURE

    WHAT WE OWE THE FUTURE

    by William MacAskill | Read by William MacAskill

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    William MacAskill presents his philosophical concept of improving the long-term future by prioritizing moral action now. The core principle he espouses is that future people matter, especially considering the potential duration of humanity. Through engaging thought experiments and heavy research, MacAskill has consolidated his theory into an optimistic and compelling... Read More

  • THE STORYTELLER'S DEATH

    THE STORYTELLER'S DEATH

    by Ann Dávila Cardinal | Read by Marisol Ramirez

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Marisol Ramirez captures the youthful voice of Isla Larson, who lives between two worlds, New Jersey and Puerto Rico. She struggles to fit in at her school and clashes with her alcoholic mother. She is relieved to spend summers in Puerto Rico with her Great-Aunt Alma. At 18, Isla discovers that she has the gift of storytelling--she can vividly see past events in front of her.... Read More

  • GHOST MUSIC

    GHOST MUSIC

    by An Yu | Read by Vera Chok

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Vera Chok narrates this eerie novel full of dreams of talking mushrooms and heartbroken musicians. Song Yan lives with her husband and mother-in-law in her apartment in Beijing. Everyone tells her she should be happy, but instead she exists in a fog of loneliness. Song used to dream of becoming a concert pianist; now she just teaches young students. But when a package of rare... Read More

  • WHEN THE ANGELS LEFT THE OLD COUNTRY

    WHEN THE ANGELS LEFT THE OLD COUNTRY

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Sacha Lamb | Read by Donald Corren

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Actor Donald Corren brings his vocal skills to this tale of an angel and a demon who leave the shtetl for America to do a mitzvah and to seek excitement. Their fortunes become entangled with a human girl's in an adventure that balances laugh-out-loud humor, Jewish tradition, and gentle affirmation of queer identities. Corren expertly manages it all with his Yiddish-inflected... Read More

  • THE OTHER SISTER

    THE OTHER SISTER Agent John Adderley, Book 2

    by Peter Mohlin, Peter Nyström, Ian Giles [Trans.] | Read by Dion Graham

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Dion Graham returns to portray former FBI agent John Adderley, who has a new identity as a Swedish police detective. Listeners will be filled with dread as Adderley's former life as an undercover agent in Baltimore catches up with him in Sweden. Adding to the police procedural's complexity is a second storyline involving Alicia Bjelke, whose beautiful celebrity sister,... Read More

  • PHALAINA

    PHALAINA

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Alice Brière-Haquet, Emma Ramadan [Trans.] | Read by Sophie Amoss

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Children

    Sophie Amoss gives her all as she performs this middle-grade fantasy thriller with style and heart. She imbues Albert with compassion for Manon, the girl he finds in the forest, and captures his wife's disdain for her. Manon speaks with a whispery lightness to animals as she tries to learn who/what she is and why she is being hunted. The wide range of characters exhibits deep... Read More

  • 1989

    1989 Allie Burns, Book 2

    by Val McDermid | Read by Katie Leung

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Katie Leung takes us back in time with her passionate narration of this sequel and second Allie Burns mystery, which also works beautifully as a stand-alone listen. Leung breathes new life into the year 1989, when events in Scotland and Germany included the Lockerbie Memorial, the AIDS epidemic, and the continued existence of the Berlin Wall. The story centers around Burns, a... Read More

  • THE FORT

    THE FORT

    by Gordon Korman | Read by Christopher Carley, Michael Crouch, Ramon De Ocampo, Tom Picasso, Mark Sanderlin, Nick Walther

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Children

    A top-notch pack of narrators voices a group of middle school boys who find strength in their friendship. Ramon de Ocampo portrays logical Ricky, a smart new kid tagging along with friends who discover a bomb shelter hidden in the woods. Mark Sanderlin voices Evan with a blend of surliness and insecurity; he's been stung by his addicted parents having left him in the care of... Read More

  • THE SLEEPLESS

    THE SLEEPLESS

    by Victor Manibo | Read by Joel de la Fuente

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Narrator Joel de la Fuente nails the confusion that lurks at the heart of this chilling audiobook. Its setting is a world in which a quarter of the population loses the ability to sleep without any health consequences. Most cash in by working multiple jobs during their 24 hours of wakefulness. One of these fortunate Sleepless is journalist Jamie Vega, who uses some of his time... Read More

  • THE MOTION PICTURE TELLER

    THE MOTION PICTURE TELLER

    by Colin Cotterill | Read by Steven Crossley, Amy Scanlon

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Steven Crossley sounds like he's having a grand time as he brings out all the humor in this stand-alone mystery set in Thailand in 1996. Supot, a postal worker portrayed by Crossley in a sweetly befuddled tone, is an avid movie fan. Each night, he goes to the video store of his friend, Ali, to watch a film with him. Ali is depicted in a deep pitch and a slightly... Read More

  • THIS OTHER EDEN

    THIS OTHER EDEN

    by Paul Harding | Read by Edoardo Ballerini

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fiction

    In 1912, Maine's governor forcibly evacuated a small community from their Malaga Island home, claiming the mixed-race inhabitants were morally and mentally deficient. This novel, narrated by Edoardo Ballerini, is based on this tragic event. Ballerini's lyrical delivery highlights the poetic descriptions of the island's physical environment and the comfortable rhythms of daily... Read More

  • THE BURGLAR WHO MET FREDRIC BROWN

    THE BURGLAR WHO MET FREDRIC BROWN Bernie Rhodenbarr, Book 13

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Lawrence Block | Read by Richard Ferrone

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fiction

    The late Richard Ferrone is such a delight in one of his last audiobook performances. This one features Bernie Rhodenbarr, the Greenwich Village bookstore owner/virtuous and always fair burglar, who is the main character in Block's eponymous series. Ferrone hones his acting chops to a sharp and witty point. Bernie finds himself traveling between the real world and an idyllic... Read More

  • SINISTER GRAVES

    SINISTER GRAVES Cash Blackbear, Book 3

    by Marcie R. Rendon | Read by Isabella Star LaBlanc

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Isabella Star LaBlanc, who is Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota, was wisely tapped to portray the enigmatic Cash Blackbear, who is now investigating the murder of an unidentified Ojibwe woman whose body washed ashore with recent flood waters. The lack of affect in LaBlanc's performance is calmly hypnotic and captures Blackbear's sense of belonging to neither the white nor the... Read More

  • A DANGEROUS BUSINESS

    A DANGEROUS BUSINESS

    by Jane Smiley | Read by Thérèse Plummer

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Author and narrator are both listener favorites, and this novel set on the Monterey Peninsula in the 1850s is sure to please fans of both. Part historical romance, part murder mystery, part ghost story, the narrative highlights the roles of women as fighters, detectives, and comrades in arms against the men who victimize them. The perspective is more modern than historical, and... Read More

  • A CURSE OF QUEENS

    A CURSE OF QUEENS Kingmaker Chronicles, Book 4

    by Amanda Bouchet | Read by Samantha Brentmoor

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Samantha Brentmoor narrates a fantasy romance set among the gods and mortals of Ancient Greece. Sister to the king, Jocasta is eager to prove her worth after a curse strikes the royal couple and threatens their unborn child. Brentmoor proves adept at balancing Jo's desire to find a place among the royal household and her longing to return to the village where she grew up. When... Read More

  • FALLING STARS

    FALLING STARS

    by Fern Michaels | Read by Susan Bennett

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Even Narrator Susan Bennett's usual amazing talents cannot put the "festive" in this holiday snooze fest. Beautiful but conflicted ski instructor Emily Ammerman and her BFF both fall for handsome and famous movie star Zach Ryder. Will love prevail? Bennett's portrayal of Emily as the mostly unlikable, shallow daughter of the ski lodge owners is spot-on. Her voice for the macho... Read More

  • LAWS OF DEPRAVITY

    LAWS OF DEPRAVITY Revised Edition (Martyr Maker, Book 1)

    by Eriq La Salle | Read by Eriq La Salle

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Actor, producer, and now author Eriq La Salle narrates a mystery featuring a series of gruesome murders of priests. The murders have been taking place over a period of 30 years. La Salle's delivery is a mix of warmth and dark pensiveness. His tone provides an eerie tension that creates suspense. However, a love story also unfolds, and La Salle provides just the right amount of... Read More

  • STOLEN CITY

    STOLEN CITY

    by Elisa A. Bonnin | Read by Marisol Ramirez

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Marisol Ramirez passionately narrates this fantasy audiobook. The city of Leithon is under imperial rule, and twins Arian and Liam assist the Resistance by stealing magical artifacts. Arian is voiced with confidence as she skillfully traverses rooftops despite the peril. Liam's burgeoning magic is outlawed, and Ramirez incorporates his complicated emotions into a gentle voice.... Read More

  • AN AMERICAN MARTYR IN PERSIA

    AN AMERICAN MARTYR IN PERSIA The Epic Life and Tragic Death of Howard Baskerville

    by Reza Aslan | Read by Reza Aslan

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Reza Aslan narrates his historical exploration of the complex American evangelist and democratizer Howard Baskerville and his work in Iran in the early twentieth century. Aslan sets a moderate pace while explaining the religious and political aspirations that were the roots of Baskerville's work. For those who are history buffs, this is an intriguing listening experience about... Read More

  • BLACKWATER FALLS

    BLACKWATER FALLS Detective Inaya Rahman, Book 1

    by Ausma Zehanat Khan | Read by Fareeda Pasha

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Fareeda Pasha's calm, eloquent narration adds a layer of reality to this chilling story. Her tone is soft yet packs a punch that heightens the drama. A young, exemplary Muslim girl is found brutally murdered, and two other Muslim girls are missing. A Muslim woman from the Community Response Unit of the police department, Inaya, must work quickly to uncover the truth in a town... Read More

  • ACES WILD

    ACES WILD

    by Amanda DeWitt | Read by Robbie Daymond

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Robbie Daymond narrates Jack Shannon's first-person story, embracing the teen's wit, sardonic tones, and talent for grifting. Jack's mother, the CEO of a casino, has been arrested, and he is determined to get justice--by any means necessary. At boarding school, Jack has made four self-proclaimed asexual online friends. He calls on them to join him in Las Vegas to take down his... Read More

  • THIS IS WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE

    THIS IS WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE What the Music You Love Says About You

    by Susan Rogers, Ogi Ogas | Read by Susan Rogers

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Susan Rogers narrates in an authentic, thoroughly charming voice that makes this fascinating audiobook a treat to hear. It's the type of amateur performance that speaks to listeners more with its vulnerability and enthusiasm than its polish, but it's beguiling nonetheless. This enlightening audiobook is an enticing mix of music neuroscience, the authors' knowledge of music... Read More

  • WILD FIRE

    WILD FIRE New Frontier, Book 1

    by Nicholas Sansbury Smith, Anthony J. Melchiorri | Read by Bronson Pinchot

    Recorded Books | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    There always will be a wide variety of people living on the border of civilization. That is certainly the case in this audiobook spin-off from the authors' popular sci-fi series, Trackers. Charged with animating a cross section of humanity is narrator Bronson Pinchot, best known as Balki Bartokomous from the classic '80s sitcom "Perfect Strangers." The verbally agile Pinchot... Read More

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