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DECISIONS AND DISSENTS OF JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG

DECISIONS AND DISSENTS OF JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG A Selection: Penguin Liberty, Book 2

by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Corey Brettschneider [Ed.] | Read by Maggi-Meg Reed

Penguin Audio
Contemporary Culture

Ginsburg's jurisprudence applying the equal protection clause of the Bill of Rights was carefully constructed over many years, culminating in her services as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. This collection of excerpts from briefs and opinions written by Ginsburg, including influential dissenting opinions, offers examples of her thinking about... Read More

THE FRAGILE EARTH

THE FRAGILE EARTH Writings from The New Yorker on Climate Change

Earphones Award Winner

by David Remnick, Henry Finder [Eds.] | Read by Kaleo Griffith, Gabra Zackman, Cat Gould

Harper Audio
Contemporary Culture

Kaleo Griffith, Gabra Zackman, and Cat Gould narrate this timely collection of climate-change nonfiction from THE NEW YORKER magazine with engagement, clarity, and an admirable mix of insistence and calm. Written by many of the magazine's most well-known authors, including Elizabeth Kolbert, Bill McKibben, Burkhard Bilger, Kathryn Schulz, and Ian Frazer, the pieces focus on... Read More

A LIFE ON OUR PLANET

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

Earphones Award Winner

by David Attenborough, Jonnie Hughes | Read by David Attenborough

Hachette Audio
Contemporary Culture

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

MAGIC LESSONS

MAGIC LESSONS

by Alice Hoffman | Read by Sutton Foster

Simon & Schuster Audio
Fiction

Tony Award winner Sutton Foster narrates the prequel to PRACTICAL MAGIC. In 1664, Hannah Owens takes in baby Maria and teaches her the craft. Maria grows up and falls in love but is abandoned. She follows the object of her affection to Salem, Massachusetts, where she invokes the curse that will affect generations, and, in the process, she learns the real rules of magic. Foster... Read More

MEMORIAL

MEMORIAL

by Bryan Washington | Read by Bryan Washington, Akie Kotabe

Penguin Audio
Fiction

Author Bryan Washington takes the lead in narrating his second audiobook, ably complemented by Akie Kotabe's winning performance. With careful phrasing and a relaxed pace, Washington conveys the first-person perspective of Benson, who must entertain his long-term boyfriend Mike's mother, Mitsuko, who is staying in their Houston home while Mike reconnects with his estranged... Read More

THE NEIL GAIMAN READER

THE NEIL GAIMAN READER Selected Fiction

Earphones Award Winner

by Neil Gaiman, Marlon James [Fore.] | Read by Neil Gaiman, George Guidall, Lenny Henry, Leon Nixon [Fore.]

Harper Audio
Fantasy

With a natural ease and a British accent, award-winning author Neil Gaiman reads 52 handpicked selections from this darkly comic career-spanning collection. Whether the topic is discovering the Holy Grail in an antique shop; retelling a much creepier, bloodier version of Snow White; or choosing a half-man/half-god to battle a demon on the Scottish Highlands, Gaiman is at his... Read More

THE ONCE AND FUTURE WITCHES

THE ONCE AND FUTURE WITCHES

by Alix E. Harrow | Read by Gabra Zackman

Hachette Audio
Fantasy

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

A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES

A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES

by Ian Rankin | Read by James Macpherson

Hachette Audio
Mystery & Suspense

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

THE WONDER BOY OF WHISTLE STOP

THE WONDER BOY OF WHISTLE STOP

by Fannie Flagg | Read by Fannie Flagg

Random House Audio
Fiction

Fans of FRIED GREEN TOMATOES AT THE WHISTLE STOP CAFE will enjoy this charming sequel, with all its quirky residents. Fannie Flagg tells her story with an inviting neighborliness. As in the original, Flagg meanders between characters, time, and place with an easy-to-listen-to Southern drawl, reprising some history and bringing us up to date on the lives of Idgie, Evelyn,... Read More

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