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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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