It's a rich time for audiobooks that offer a fresh view of the Revolutionary War. Harvard historian Mary Beth Norton tracks the pivotal "long year" from the Boston Tea Party to Concord and Lexington, and the dramatic shift in public thinking that led to revolution. Norton, who spent more than 12 years on this project, addresses a general audience, but this is analysis more than... Read More
Jeff Harding voices the many impactful moments of 1919 in this engaging nonfiction audiobook. From women activists fighting for the right to vote to the Red Scare and civil rights riots, Sandler draws parallels to today's social issues. Harding matches 1919's cadence with a forward-moving pace. He uses different accents for quotations, though the women and people of color might... Read More
Willie Mays's baseball life was a long and rich one, worthy of multiple biographies. Known as a five-tool player--he could run, field, throw, hit, and hit for power--Mays enjoyed a long career. The tag-team narration here fits wonderfully: Larry Herron speaks in a serious and deep tone that is commanding, with appropriate doses of emotion. Julian McWilliams uses a higher voice... Read More
Holter Graham doesn't sound like Meb Keflezighi, but he throws himself so wholeheartedly into this narration that you can't help but think: By God, that's him. When flying, never ever check your racing flats, he tells us. And speaking of shoes, be sure you've taken your Breathe Right strip out of the left one and put it on your nose before starting a 26.2-mile race. After his... Read More
Katherine Littrell's exceptional performance transforms this dialogue-rich #MeToo novel into an audiobook that shows how a skilled narrator can create memorable and, at times, contemptible, characters that raise a book to a higher level. At the center of this story are Sarah, a young professor who is trying to move up the academic ladder, and Alan Hawthorne, the charismatic... Read More
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