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THE BOUNTY

THE BOUNTY Fox and O'Hare, Book 7

by Janet Evanovich, Steve Hamilton | Read by Scott Brick

Simon & Schuster Audio
Mystery & Suspense

This seventh book in the Fox and O'Hare series is the first partnering of Evanovich with award-winning thriller author Steve Hamilton. The result is a nonstop action-packed audiobook. Think THE DA VINCI CODE. Fortunately for listeners, Scott Brick has remained the narrator throughout the series. Once again, Brick delivers the cool, confident con man turned FBI consultant Nick... Read More

CAUL BABY

CAUL BABY

by Morgan Jerkins | Read by Joniece Abbott-Pratt

Harper Audio
Fiction

Narrator Joniece Abbott-Pratt's sweet voice and vibrant characterizations entice listeners into this first novel by bestselling writer Morgan Jerkins. Known for her memoirs and essays, Jerkins here blends magical realism and a story about the challenges faced by contemporary Black women. Harlem's Melancon women survive by selling pieces of their life-giving caul to white people... Read More

THE CONSEQUENCES OF FEAR

THE CONSEQUENCES OF FEAR Maisie Dobbs, Book 16

Earphones Award Winner

by Jacqueline Winspear | Read by Orlagh Cassidy

Harper Audio
Mystery & Suspense

Narrator Orlagh Cassidy returns to transport listeners back to bomb-shattered London of 1941. The author's attention to the details of time, place, and speech and Cassidy's spot-on performance provide an engaging authenticity to this listening experience. In her investigation of a murder witnessed by a boy, Maisie Dobbs finds herself in a complex situation involving British and... Read More

THE DROWNING KIND

THE DROWNING KIND

by Jennifer McMahon | Read by Joy Osmanski, Imani Jade Powers

Simon & Schuster Audio
Fiction

Narrators Joy Osmanski and Imani Jade Powers shine in this haunting novel. Osmanski voices the story of Jax, a social worker who is distanced from her complicated family history in 2019. When her sister reaches out during a manic episode and then winds up dead, Jax knows there is more to the story. Jax's contemporary story alternates with the 1929 story of Ethel Monroe, voiced... Read More

THE EMPATHY DIARIES

THE EMPATHY DIARIES A Memoir

Earphones Award Winner

by Sherry Turkle | Read by Jill Larsen

Penguin Audio
Biography & Memoir

Jill Larsen narrates this memoir with warmth and, well . . . empathy. As she alternates her delivery between storyteller and lecturer, her confident narration ultimately makes her a transparent surrogate for the author. To start, she mines the emotions felt by a child burdened by family secrets. When appropriate, she takes on an objective tone; for example, when unveiling the... Read More

FINDING FREEDOM

FINDING FREEDOM

by Erin French | Read by Erin French

Macmillan Audio
Biography & Memoir

Erin French recounts her life through her creation of The Lost Kitchen, a restaurant in Maine that riveted diners around the world with its reputation for stupendous food and a unique reservation system. French describes starting out as a line cook in her father's small-town diner, becoming a single mother, and building--more than once--her dream space in which to feed others... Read More

HALF LIFE

HALF LIFE

by Jillian Cantor | Read by Cassandra Campbell

Harper Audio
Historical Fiction

Everyone wonders if life would be different if they'd made different choices. Narrator Cassandra Campbell portrays dying Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie as she muses on what life would have been like if she'd continued on in Poland as Marya Zorawski, married to a mathematician, never going Paris and the Sorbonne, never meeting Pierre Curie. Telling the story in alternating... Read More

LIFE'S TOO SHORT

LIFE'S TOO SHORT

by Abby Jimenez | Read by Christine Lakin, Zachary Webber

Hachette Audio
Romantic Fiction

In the latest audiobook in The Friend Zone contemporary romance series, Adrian, a lawyer, and Vanessa, a travel vlogger, form a friendship over Vanessa's newborn niece. Despite complications in Vanessa's life, their attraction grows, and love blooms between them. Christine Lakin and Zachary Webber's extensive experience as both solo and dual narrators is apparent in... Read More

MIRROR'S EDGE

MIRROR'S EDGE Imposters, Book 3

by Scott Westerfeld | Read by Thérèse Plummer

Scholastic Audiobooks
Young Adult

Thérèse Plummer narrates the third installment in the Imposters series, set in a world where palace intrigue and sci-fi action exist side by side. Plummer's best work comes during the quiet moments as the main character comes to terms with the trauma of having been born a disposable twin to a father who wants her dead. Plummer's ability to switch between an angry warrior and a... Read More

MOTHER MAY I

MOTHER MAY I

by Joshilyn Jackson | Read by Joshilyn Jackson

Harper Audio
Fiction

When Bree glimpses someone she can only describe as a witch peeping through her window, her status as a wealthy, secure stay-at-home mom goes to war with her childhood self. She grew up poor and was continually warned about the world's dangers. Joshilyn Jackson's passionate narration highlights her superb story of child abduction. She catapults listeners into Bree's... Read More

THE PARIS LIBRARY

THE PARIS LIBRARY

by Janet Skeslien Charles | Read by Nicky Diss, Sarah Feathers, Esther Wane

Simon & Schuster Audio
Fiction

Three narrators present a little-known story about the American Library in Paris during the Nazi occupation. The two main characters are a precocious preteen named Lily, who lives in Montana in 1983, and a librarian named Odile, who lives in Paris in 1939. Narrator Nicky Diss presents a sunny, high-spirited Lily, who is passionate about books and in love with the Dewey Decimal... Read More

A SWIM IN A POND IN THE RAIN

A SWIM IN A POND IN THE RAIN In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life

Earphones Award Winner

by George Saunders | Read by George Saunders, Phylicia Rashad, Nick Offerman, Glenn Close, Keith David, Rainn Wilson, BD Wong, Renée Elise Goldsberry

Random House Audio
Contemporary Culture

It is not often that the listener is asked to multitask, but here we are invited to be audience, critic, and student all at once. With a voice that expresses academic passion and easy humor, Syracuse University creative writing professor George Saunders takes us on a deep dive into the literary craft, psychology, and historic background of seven superb nineteenth-century... Read More

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Earphones Award Winner

by Harlan Coben | Read by Steven Weber

Brilliance Audio
Mystery & Suspense

There is no denying the talent that narrator Steven Weber brings to this audiobook. With a slow, deliberate cadence, he becomes Windsor Horne Lockwood III, an eccentric protagonist with a penchant for violence. Weber's lush characterization allows listeners to know this affluent, bored antihero. Twenty years ago, his cousin, Patricia, was kidnapped, and at the same time two of... Read More

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