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  • OUT OF CHARACTER

    OUT OF CHARACTER True Colors, Book 2

    by Annabeth Albert | Read by Kirt Graves, Joel Froomkin

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Narrators Kirt Graves and Joel Froomkin deliver a heartwarming friends-to-lovers college romance. After Milo Lionetti, voiced by Kirt Graves, loses his brother's valuable game cards in an ill-advised bet, he turns to his former friend, Jasper Quigley, voiced by Joel Froomkin, to find replacements. Graves gives Milo a deep, muscular voice with a New Jersey accent. Listeners will... Read More

  • PINT OF NO RETURN

    PINT OF NO RETURN Shake Shop Mystery, Book 1

    by Dana Mentink | Read by Stephanie Nemeth-Parker

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Stephanie Nemeth-Parker uses her versatile talent to populate the town of Upper Sprocket, Oregon, where Gabe Bigley's three-ex-wives now live and work. Florida native and third ex-wife Trinidad Jones is opening her Shimmy and Shake Shop, an outsized ice cream parlor next door to the Popcorn King, where she finds Kevin, the owner, dead. She joins forces with the other... Read More

  • THE SELECTED SHORT STORIES OF JACK LONDON

    THE SELECTED SHORT STORIES OF JACK LONDON

    by Jack London | Read by Pete Cross

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Classics

    Narrator Pete Cross delivers these classic short stories of the noted novelist, journalist, and activist Jack London with an authoritative tone and perfect pacing. Listening gives you a snapshot of the world at the turn of the twentieth century. Cross performs classics like "To Build a Fire," "A Thousand Deaths," "An Odyssey of the North," and "Grit of Women" with intriguing... Read More

  • JACKSON

    JACKSON Restoration Ranch, Book 1

    by LaQuette | Read by Eboni Flowers

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Eboni Flowers narrates a romantic suspense set in rural Texas. Aja's haunted past has her determined to turn her family's ranch into a place where guests can rejuvenate. When her barn explodes, she narrowly misses being severely injured. While Texas Ranger Jackson leads an undercover investigation, the duo discovers explosive chemistry between them. With her sultry voice,... Read More

  • AMIRA'S PICTURE DAY

    AMIRA'S PICTURE DAY

    by Reem Faruqi | Read by Nazia Chaudhry

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Nazia Chaudhry brings upbeat energy to this story about a Pakistani-American girl's conflicted feelings about missing school during Eid. While she is excited about the festivities at the masjid, wearing her most beautiful shalwar kameez, and having her hands decorated with mehndi, Amira is sad to be missing picture day at school. Happily, she comes up with a solution... Read More

  • MONA AT SEA

    MONA AT SEA

    by Elizabeth Gonzalez James | Read by Aida Reluzco

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Aida Reluzco brings biracial millennial Mona Mireles to life in this funny and honest coming-of-age novel set in the aftermath of the 21st century's Great Recession. Reluzco gives Mona an appropriately snarky voice as she tells her own story. Her dream job ended before it began, and eight months later, she's stuck in her childhood bedroom, staring at walls covered with... Read More

  • THE HEART PRINCIPLE

    THE HEART PRINCIPLE The Kiss Quotient Series, Book 3

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Helen Hoang | Read by Natalie Naudus, Brian Nishii

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Natalie Naudus and Brian Nishii narrate an emotionally demanding but ultimately rewarding romance. Musician Anna Sun feels trapped both professionally and personally when fate leads her to Quan Diep. The biker is the first person who has ever loved her simply for who she is. Anna's emotional journey is at times devastating, and Naudus fully embodies her distress. Anger over her... Read More

  • THE TWELVE LIVES OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK

    THE TWELVE LIVES OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK An Anatomy of the Master of Suspense

    by Edward White | Read by Qarie Marshall

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Narrator Qarie Marshall's amiable tone takes some of the academic edge off this fascinating deep dive into the influences, life, and legacy of the world's most famous director. The episodic structure makes for easy listening and uses such personae as auteur, womanizer, and the fat man to cast different lights on Hitchcock. Marshall's even delivery has just a touch of a smile to... Read More

  • EVELYN DEL REY SE MUDA

    EVELYN DEL REY SE MUDA

    by Meg Medina | Read by Jane Santos

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Spanish Audio

    Evelyn Del Rey, Daniela's best friend, is moving out of her apartment, and it is time for the two neighbors to say their goodbyes. Although they now must part, Evelyn and Daniela take advantage of the time they have left to play together and promise to remain friends even though they will be farther apart. This gentle tale about friendship and goodbyes is complemented by Jane... Read More

  • NO HIDING IN BOISE

    NO HIDING IN BOISE

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Kim Hooper | Read by Devon Sorvari, Stephanie Willing, Hillary Huber, Stephanie Einstein, Madeleine Maby, Nick Mondelli, Michael Brusasco, Patrick Lawlor, Adam Barr, Pete Cross, Neil Hellegers

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Kim Hooper's ripped-from-the-headlines story is brought to life by a stellar team of narrators. Hillary Huber displays a wide range of emotions as a mother whose son has committed a horrific violent act. She searches for a way to deal with her grief, suffers blame by the community, and works to support her son's victims. Devon Sorvari, as Angie, expresses anger, confusion, and... Read More

  • AGATHA OF LITTLE NEON

    AGATHA OF LITTLE NEON

    by Claire Luchette | Read by Hillary Huber

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Hillary Huber delivers a strong performance as Agatha, the young nun of the title. Agatha has lived contentedly for nine years as a religious. When her Buffalo, New York, parish goes bankrupt, Agatha and three of her sister-nuns are reassigned to a halfway house in the faded mill town of Woonsocket, Rhode Island. They find Little Neon, the Mountain Dew-colored house... Read More

  • CITY OF DARK CORNERS

    CITY OF DARK CORNERS

    by Jon Talton | Read by Eric G. Dove

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Eric G. Dove transports listeners to Phoenix in the early 1930s. He effectively portrays Gene Hammons, a former police detective, now a private investigator, who is driven by a deep need to seek justice. Dove credibly depicts Hammons's love interest, Victoria Vasquez, and the many other characters, including a young Barry Goldwater. In the opening author's note, Talton... Read More

  • BEING CLEM

    BEING CLEM

    by Lesa Cline-Ransome | Read by Dion Graham

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    Returning to narrate the third installment of the Finding Langston trilogy, Dion Graham once again brings historical fiction for kids to life. Feeling the aftershocks of his father's death in the Port Chicago disaster, Clem is growing up in the shadow of a man he barely remembers. As his family adjusts to their new normal, Clem struggles with fear, bravery, and finding his... Read More

  • NEON GODS

    NEON GODS Dark Olympus, Book 1

    by Katee Robert | Read by Zara Hampton-Brown, Alex Moorcock

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Zara Hampton-Brown and Alex Moorcock narrate an erotic romance inspired by Greek mythology. When Persephone Dimitriou is unexpectedly engaged to Zeus, the de facto ruler of Olympus, she flees across the River Styx into the arms of Hades. Will their tentative alliance last once spring arrives? Persephone could easily be portrayed simply as a naïve socialite, but Hampton-Brown... Read More

  • GHOST BLOWS A KISS

    GHOST BLOWS A KISS Bailey Ruth Raeburn, Book 10

    by Carolyn Hart | Read by Ann Marie Lee

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Ann Marie Lee dramatizes this cozy mystery in which Bailey Ruth Raeburn, a ghost, investigates another murder, her tenth case for Heaven's Department of Good Intentions. The do-good specter returns home to Adelaide, Oklahoma, where she saves a widow named Fran from drowning and then helps Detective Lot untangle secrets that haunt Fran's family. Lee projects big... Read More

  • AMID THE CROWD OF STARS

    AMID THE CROWD OF STARS

    by Stephen Leigh | Read by Tanya Eby

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Tanya Eby provides a smooth narration of this sci-fi saga. She develops a strong persona for Ichiko, an exobiologist who is on a mission to explore as much of the planet Canis Lupus as possible. Eby uses Scottish accents for the planet's colonists, who have been cut off from their home on Earth for centuries. She gives more subtle differences to the voices of Ichiko's... Read More

  • TOO SMALL TOLA

    TOO SMALL TOLA

    by Atinuke | Read by Amaka Obiechie

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    Listeners will love hearing Amaka Obiechie's lively voice as she shares stories of Tola's life in Lagos, Nigeria. Young and sweet-voiced Tola and her family live in an apartment in the bustling city. Everybody calls her "Too Small Tola" because she is so little, but a trip to the market with her stern but loving Grandmommy helps her discover that she is also mighty. Obiechie... Read More

  • WILLIAM STILL AND HIS FREEDOM STORIES

    WILLIAM STILL AND HIS FREEDOM STORIES

    by Don Tate | Read by Adam Lazarre-White

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Adam Lazarre-White has a deep, sonorous voice that lends dignity and importance to this picture-book biography of William Still, a lesser-known but major figure in the Underground Railroad system. Still was born free to formerly enslaved parents and later worked for the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society. Mood-setting music and the sounds of nature accentuate milestones... Read More

  • WINNING IN REVERSE

    WINNING IN REVERSE Defying the Odds and Achieving Dreams: The Bill Lester Story

    by Bill Lester | Read by Cary Hite, Bill Lester

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Race car driver Bill Lester details his life growing up with a need for speed. His audiobook offers an interesting perspective for racing fans without getting too technical about the sport. Lester took a unique route to fame: One of the few African-American race car drivers, he first became an engineer but disliked desk-job life, so he returned to his passion, racing. Narrator... Read More

  • BEHAVIOURAL ECONOMICS

    BEHAVIOURAL ECONOMICS Psychology, Neuroscience, and the Human Side of Economics

    by David Orrell | Read by Al Kessel

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Business & Finance

    The so-called dismal science has merged with psychology and neurology to study why people make all types of economic decisions. Systems biologist and economist David Orrell documents the current state of this research in this well-written audiobook. Narrator Al Kessel's vocal style is lyrical and enjoyable to hear, even when his melodic pitch patterns fluctuate in ways that... Read More

  • SWEETHAND

    SWEETHAND Island Bites, Book 1

    by N.G Peltier | Read by Chrystal Bethell

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Chrystal Bethell's narration of this island romance is sassy, high pitched, and slightly accented. While the accent she uses does not precisely match the Trinidadian setting of the story, it's easy to overlook this detail. In the past, Cherisse, a pastry chef, has clashed with Keiran King, a well-known DJ from her childhood. Now, neither of them is happy when they find... Read More

  • UNSPEAKABLE

    UNSPEAKABLE The Tulsa Race Massacre

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Carole Boston Weatherford | Read by January LaVoy, Carole Boston Weatherford

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    Music and sound effects accentuate the moods in this nonfiction picture book about the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. January LaVoy narrates with a range of emotions. She opens cheerfully, detailing the thriving Black community's prosperity, reading the repeated refrains: "Once upon a time in Greenwood . . ." and "Once upon a time on Black Wall Street . . ." City sounds and... Read More

  • DEATH IN A PROMISED LAND

    DEATH IN A PROMISED LAND The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921

    by Scott Ellsworth | Read by Pat Grimes

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    History

    A century after the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921, the horror of the event hasn't lessened. Historian Scott Ellsworth wrote this brief but detailed account in 1982, with emphasis on the historical context of the riot and how the media and other factions ignited the tinderbox. Ellsworth reports with empathy but without moralizing, and in this new production narrator Pat Grimes adopts... Read More

  • CROSSING THE RIVER

    CROSSING THE RIVER Seven Stories That Saved My Life, A Memoir

    by Carol Smith | Read by Cassandra Campbell

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Narrator Cassandra Campbell gives a calm, even-keeled performance of this memoir of grief and transformation. After nurturing her only child, Christopher, through a devastating birth defect, author Carol Smith loses him abruptly at the age of 7 to an undiagnosed abdominal obstruction. Writing about the tragic experiences of others enables Smith, a longtime journalist at the... Read More

  • A PECULIAR COMBINATION

    A PECULIAR COMBINATION

    by Ashley Weaver | Read by Alison Larkin

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Listeners are taken back to WWII as Ellie and her uncle make ends meet by breaking into the homes of London's elite. When they are caught red-handed, Major Ramsey gives Ellie the choice of going to prison or helping the war effort by using her lock-breaking skills to help him retrieve essential documents. Narrator Alison Larkin is the perfect match to this tale of intrigue. She... Read More

  • THE BLUES

    THE BLUES The Authentic Narrative of My Music and Culture

    by Chris Thomas King | Read by Adam Lazarre-White

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    This well-researched history of the blues and its connection to nineteenth-century Louisiana reveals that the popular music genre was not invented on plantations in rural Mississippi, as is often reported. The author, a Grammy-winning blues artist, says that it was an outgrowth of a well-established Black classical music culture in New Orleans, one that was systematically... Read More

  • EMBASSY WIFE

    EMBASSY WIFE

    by Katie Crouch | Read by Marni Penning

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Listeners will enjoy narrator Marni Penning's portrayals of expats in this diverting audiobook set in the African nation of Numidia. Author Katie Crouch has used her knowledge of this remote locale to create a dramatically descriptive setting and vivid, intriguing characters. Penning breathes life into all of them, regardless of age, sex, or nationality. Presented are African... Read More

  • WHAT YOU NEVER KNEW

    WHAT YOU NEVER KNEW

    by Jessica Hamilton | Read by Sarah Mollo-Christensen, Laura Jennings

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrators Sarah Mollo-Christensen and Laura Jennings portray sisters May and June. The pair thought their childhood summer home, Avril Island, had been sold after the mysterious disappearance of their father. But after May dies, June discovers that their manipulative mother never sold it. When June returns to the island, May's ghost is with her, guiding her as she attempts to... Read More

  • HEAD WOUNDS

    HEAD WOUNDS

    by Michael McGarrity | Read by George Newbern

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    George Newbern narrates this account of a murder investigation headed by Dona Ana County Sheriff's Deputy Clayton Istee, son of retired police chief Kevin Kerney. Istee's investigation uncovers drug smuggling, a mysterious Kickapoo hit man known as "Bear," and a DEA secret investigation in the borderlands of New Mexico. Newbern's straightforward delivery tones down descriptions... Read More

  • BE DAZZLED

    BE DAZZLED

    by Ryan La Sala | Read by Pete Cross

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Pete Cross brings an energetic and delightful personality to the characters and relationships in this story of a young gay teen who is on a quest to win the cosplay competition at his local comics convention. Told in alternating "then" and "now" chapters, the story involves the budding romance and eventual breakup of Raffy and his now-ex-boyfriend, Luca. The worst... Read More

  • THE IMMORTAL BOY

    THE IMMORTAL BOY

    by Francisco Montaña Ibáñez, David Bowles [Trans.] | Read by Johnny Rey Diaz, Ana Daniela Osorio

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    In Bogota, Colombia, Hector and his four siblings must fend for themselves after being abandoned by their father. They find themselves hungry every day but seek to stay together at any cost. Narrator Johnny Rey Diaz provides expressive vocal characterizations for the siblings' dialogue and delivers clear, comfortably paced narrative. In a parallel story, Nina, a girl living in... Read More

  • EMPIRE OF SILVER

    EMPIRE OF SILVER A New Monetary History of China

    by Jin Xu | Read by Nancy Wu

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    History

    Narrator Nancy Wu traces China's use of silver coinage, ingots, and silver-backed paper currency from the 1400s through the 1940s. Wu shifts seamlessly from the English narrative to Chinese terms and concepts. Her attentive delivery flows steadily as the author examines how silver currency has affected China in its commerce throughout Asia and across the globe. The precision of... Read More

  • FREELY AND LIGHTLY

    FREELY AND LIGHTLY Gods Gracious Invitation to a Life of Quiet Confidence

    by Emily Lex | Read by Emily Lex

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Philosophy & Religion

    Blogger and artist Emily Lex combines memoir with spiritual teaching in this audiobook. Speaking specifically to women, she shares what the Gospel of Matthew has taught her about developing a stronger relationship with God and herself. Using an honest and fresh approach, she shares her discoveries from scripture and speaks of her journey in a friendly and loving fashion. Hoping... Read More

  • THE GIRL WITH STARS IN HER EYES

    THE GIRL WITH STARS IN HER EYES

    by Xio Axelrod | Read by Alexander Cendese, Tamika Simone

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Narrators Alexander Cendese and Tamika Simone jointly perform this contemporary romance set amid the East Coast indie rock scene. Antonia and Seb bonded when they were music-loving teenagers in small-town Pennsylvania but haven't spoken in several years, ever since Seb left for the city, leaving Toni behind. Simone clearly distinguishes between Toni's inner dialogue of... Read More

  • THE UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS

    THE UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS

    by M.E. Hilliard | Read by Madeleine Lambert

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    A mystery-loving librarian's sleuthing and literary name-dropping skills are tested in this first book of a new amateur detective series. Greer Hogan finds the body of her closest friend in the stairwell of the library where they work. Afraid she'll be suspect number one since it's not her first body discovery, Greer uses her research and community networking acumen to identify... Read More

  • AMERICAN IMMIGRATION

    AMERICAN IMMIGRATION Fear, Myth, and Reality

    by Jeffrey Engel | Read by Jeffrey Engel

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    History

    Jeffrey Engel's spirited narration makes this production of his lecture at Southern Methodist University a must-listen for anyone wanting to know more about the foundations of citizenship in the U.S. Designed to uncover the falsehoods that plague our basic understanding of American immigration, Engel's lecture provides thoughtful research and keeps listeners engaged all the way... Read More

  • ALL THAT FALL

    ALL THAT FALL

    by Kris Calvin | Read by Caitlin Davies

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    A young man is gunned down in the night for no apparent reason, an ambitious state ethics investigator helps her friend open a day-care facility, and a teenage boy has begun hanging out with the wrong kinds of people. Multiple storylines and a packed cast of characters make this a busy mystery, and narrator Caitlin Davies's myriad accents don't serve to clarify the details for... Read More

  • BLACK PANTHER

    BLACK PANTHER Tales of Wakanda

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Jesse J. Holland [Ed.] | Read by JD Jackson, Joy Sunday

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    JD Jackson and Joy Sunday take turns narrating 18 short stories from the world of Wakanda, written by authors of the African diaspora. The stories cover a variety of characters from T'Challa to Shuri, and even Killmonger. Jackson and Sunday breathe life into the short but complex works brimming with cameos and unique perspectives on the Black Panther mythology. The stories are... Read More

  • THE EIGHTH LIFE

    THE EIGHTH LIFE

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Nino Haratischvili, Charlotte Collins, Ruth Martin [Translators] | Read by Tavia Gilbert

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    This huge, important novel is mesmerizing on audio, thanks to the range and judgment demonstrated in Tavia Gilbert's remarkable performance. She even sings beautifully, which matters at points in this saga detailing "the red century" through the lives of one family in Russian, then Soviet, Georgia. Haratischvili starts with a prosperous confectioner in Tiblisi in 1900. So far... Read More

  • THE SECRET LIFE OF MISS MARY BENNET

    THE SECRET LIFE OF MISS MARY BENNET

    by Katherine Cowley | Read by Alison Larkin

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    This audiobook offers another take on what happened to the Bennet sisters after the events in Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. Featured here is Mary, the middle sister, who is often regarded as bookish without being scholarly, musical without being talented, and self-righteous without being self-aware. Soft-spoken narrator Alison Larkin shows listeners a new Mary who becomes... Read More

  • YESTERDAY IS HISTORY

    YESTERDAY IS HISTORY

    by Kosoko Jackson | Read by Ron Butler

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Ron Butler narrates this YA tale of time travel and romance. Because of the time jumps, Butler has to make the characters sound specific to a time and place. Listeners will have no trouble discerning who is from 2021 and who is from the past. And when Butler narrates the internal monologue of the protagonist, Andre, he shows off his full vocal range. Because Andre was raised by... Read More

  • OUTSIDE, INSIDE

    OUTSIDE, INSIDE

    by LeUyen Pham | Read by Anastasia Nguyen

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    In a youthful, gentle voice, narrator Anastasia Nguyen imagines various world communities during the time when almost everyone went inside to protect themselves from the COVID-19 virus. Sound effects and music enhance this gentle audiobook and provide contrast between life outdoors and the new indoor life. Without the illustrations, this audiobook is still a vivid and engaging... Read More

  • THE BIG HOUSE AND THE LITTLE HOUSE

    THE BIG HOUSE AND THE LITTLE HOUSE

    by Yoshi Ueno | Read by Andrew Eiden

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    With inviting warmth, narrator Andrew Eiden creates a cozy atmosphere for this sweet audiobook about loneliness and friendship. Little Mouse and Big Bear live alone on the same road, and they each long for a friend. They have never met until one day they bump into each other and begin a friendship. When a scary storm threatens their next meeting, Big Bear comes up with a clever... Read More

  • THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS AN EASY JOB

    THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS AN EASY JOB

    by Kikuko Tsumura, Polly Barton [Trans.] | Read by Cindy Kay

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Cindy Kay performs this deceptively titled work with a fine sense of pacing and an understated affect. The warmth in her voice grounds the unnamed narrator's sometimes fantastic experiences. The decision to modulate and slow down the male voices makes them a kind of counterpoint to the calm and confidential tone of the 36-year- old female protagonist, whom we follow on... Read More

  • JUNETEENTH FOR MAZIE

    JUNETEENTH FOR MAZIE

    by Floyd Cooper | Read by Rhett Samuel Price, Tyla Collier

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    Dual narrators bring reverence and joy to this audiobook about the June 19 anniversary known as Juneteenth. When portraying Mazie, Tyla Collier's voice is youthful and impatient as she suffers the limits of common childhood restrictions. Then, Rhett Samuel Price's deep, rich voice explains to Mazie how her enslaved ancestors had to wait two years after the Emancipation... Read More

  • A MURDER BETWEEN THE PAGES

    A MURDER BETWEEN THE PAGES Main Street Book Club, Book 2

    by Amy Lillard | Read by Marie Hoffman

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Three eccentric octogenarians and a much younger bookstore owner try to solve a fifty-year-old disappearance in the small town of Sugar Springs, Mississippi, in this cozy mystery audiobook, narrated by Marie Hoffman. Though the audio performance is disappointing, the story will entertain, in particular with the feisty portrayals of its nosy trio of senior citizen book club... Read More

  • USELESS MIRACLE

    USELESS MIRACLE

    by Barry Schechter | Read by George Newbern

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Fiction

    This book is monumentally improved as an audiobook production because of the energy of narrator George Newbern. He grabs listeners by the lapels as he voices Professor George Entmen, a nice guy with a respectable but lackluster life except that he has developed the ability to fly. But even his flying--not soaring, but subtle low and slow floating--seems as underwhelming as the... Read More

  • WHERE THE WILD LADIES ARE

    WHERE THE WILD LADIES ARE

    by Aoko Matsuda, Polly Barton [Trans.] | Read by Sarah Skaer

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Sarah Skaer's emotionally charged voice emboldens each story in this collection of traditional Japanese folktales retold from a feminist perspective. The new takes are darkly comedic and quirky. One story features a gossipy ghost who disapproves of hair removal, while in another a living woman is visited by a customer service representative from the afterlife. Skaer... Read More

  • BRIDE OF THE SEA

    BRIDE OF THE SEA

    by Eman Quotah | Read by Lameece Issaq

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Lameece Issaq makes the most of this dramatic family saga in which a mother and father split up, forever changing their own lives as well as that of their daughter. Issaq capably handles the Arabic words and phrases sprinkled throughout this contemporary story of love gone wrong, as Saeeda and Muneer, two young Saudis, try to save their marriage. The narration is light... Read More

  • OSNAT AND HER DOVE

    OSNAT AND HER DOVE The True Story of the World's First Female Rabbi

    by Sigal Samuel | Read by Sigal Samuel

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    Author/narrator Sigal Samuel's audiobook features the first female rabbi, Osnat Barzani, who was born in 1590 in Mosul, Iraq. Listeners learn some Hebrew words as Osnat persuades her father, Rabbi Samuel Barzani, to allow her to study the Torah. When her dove is shot by a hunter, Osnat takes it into her room, and later it miraculously flies outside. As rumors about Osnat's... Read More

  • MY HEART

    MY HEART

    by Semezdin Mehmedinovic, Celia Hawkesworth [Trans.] | Read by Steven Crossley

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Steven Crossley brings fans of world literature this treasure: three autobiographical novellas by Bosnian writer Semezdin Mehmedinovic. Crossley is brisk and emotive as he conveys the dislocation of a man in his 50s who is reflecting on his life as a refugee fleeing conflict. Crossley's strong British accent may be distracting for some listeners, but this will likely... Read More

  • DAWN RAID

    DAWN RAID

    by Pauline Vaeluaga Smith | Read by Tameka Sowman Vahatau

    Dreamscape Media | Unabridged
    Children

    The native New Zealand accent of narrator Tameka Sowman Vahatau brings the setting to life in this audiobook about a biracial--white and Samoan--girl. Through 12-year-old Sofia's first-person diary entries, listeners hear about the political unrest in 1970s New Zealand. When Sofia's brother joins the Polynesian Panthers, a group protesting government injustices against native... Read More

  • THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH

    THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH

    by William Shakespeare | Read by Scott Brick, Käthe Mazur, Dion Graham, Steven Anthony Jones, Simon Vance, Carol Monda, Paula Parker, Maggi-Meg Reed, Johnny Heller, JD Jackson

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Poetry & Drama

    An all-star cast brings vocal clarity, naturalism, and intimacy to the voices of the desperately paranoid newly crowned Scottish king Macbeth and his ill-fated brother-in-arms, Banquo. Narrators Scott Brick and Dion Graham are the lead players in this crisp stage reading of one of Shakespeare's premiere works. "Double, double, toil and trouble." "Something wicked this way... Read More

  • O RUSSET WITCH!

    O RUSSET WITCH!

    by F. Scott Fitzgerald | Read by JD Jackson

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Classics

    Narrator JD Jackson exudes the perfect jazzy style for this F. Scott Fitzgerald short story. Merlin Grainger's entire life is a series of missed moments and frustrated hopes, punctuated by the mysterious appearances of a dazzlingly beautiful woman he mentally dubs Caroline. Jackson's deliciously vibrant narration brings to life Fitzgerald's pointed examinations of class and... Read More

  • THE SEA-RINGED WORLD

    THE SEA-RINGED WORLD Sacred Stories of the Americas

    by Maria Garcia Esperon, David Bowles[Trans.] | Read by David Bowles

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    With aplomb, translator and narrator David Bowles delivers a wide-ranging collection of traditional tales from Native cultures across the Americas. Speaking in American-accented English, Bowles manages to be expressive and serious without veering into hokeyness; his unobtrusive approach gives primacy to the stories themselves. Packed with gods and humans, creation and... Read More

  • EXIT

    EXIT

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Belinda Bauer | Read by Rupert Degas

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    This darkly humorous mystery is expertly narrated by Rupert Degas. What seems to be an ominous story of suicide and murder turns into a lovely romp through England with Felix, an older man with a somber and thoughtful personality. In the panic of a monumental mistake, Felix--remembering his dog's behavior at having done something wrong--flees the scene of the crime. Thus begins... Read More

  • MURDER BY PAGE ONE

    MURDER BY PAGE ONE

    by Olivia Matthews | Read by Janina Edwards

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    In a voice full of Southern charm, narrator Janina Edwards portrays librarian "Marvey" Harris and her gang of amateur sleuths in this series debut. A New York native, Marvey has lived in Peach Coast, Georgia, fewer than four months when her friend Jo becomes a murder suspect. With their mutual friend Spencer, Marvey hopes to clear Jo's name--even if it puts their lives at risk.... Read More

  • EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT INDIANS BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK: YOUNG READERS EDITION

    EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT INDIANS BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK: YOUNG READERS EDITION

    by Anton Treuer | Read by Anton Treuer

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    Ojibwe professor and author Anton Treuer narrates this new edition, revised and updated for a young adult audience. Structured as a collection of questions and answers, this audiobook sheds light on the long history of genocide that colonizers have perpetuated against Native peoples and explains their effects on the lives of Indians in the U.S. and Canada today. Treuer does not... Read More

  • EVIL NEVER DIES

    EVIL NEVER DIES

    by S.M. Hardy | Read by Joe Jameson

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Narrator Joe Jameson lends a brassy narrative style to this supernatural mystery. Jameson embodies the main character, Jed, with an English accent and clear enunciation. Because Jed has the ability to connect spiritually to the dead, his best friend asks Jed to help solve the murder of his brother. Jameson transitions between characters smoothly and captures their many... Read More

  • COLD WIND

    COLD WIND

    by Paige Shelton | Read by Suzie Althens

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Listeners will experience genuine excitement as the protagonist of this novel escapes from the man who has kidnapped her and hides in the Alaskan wilderness. Narrator Suzie Althens knows when to exercise restraint and when to unleash the power that makes this audiobook both scary and fun--for example, when a landslide uncovers a frozen body. Athens's method of increasing energy... Read More

  • THE 6:41 TO PARIS

    THE 6:41 TO PARIS

    by Jean-Phillippe Blondel | Read by Tavia Gilbert, Charles Constant, Paul Bellantoni

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrators Tavia Gilbert and Charles Constant deliver a stylish and professional dual narration. After a humiliating breakup 27 years earlier, Cécile finds herself sitting next to her ex-boyfriend, Philippe, on an early morning train to Paris. During the uncomfortable and silent journey, listeners hear their story unfold through their thoughts as they independently review each... Read More

  • BIG BAD WOLF

    BIG BAD WOLF

    by Suleikha Snyder | Read by Shiloh Gray

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Shiloh Gray expertly narrates a paranormal romance filled with snarky humor and biting social commentary. Joe Peluso is on trial for a murder he undeniably committed and has no remorse for. Lawyer and psychologist Neha Ahluwalia feels drawn to Joe, despite the obvious danger. When the two are forced to go on the run together, their relationship ignites. Gray perfectly captures... Read More

  • INK AND SHADOWS

    INK AND SHADOWS The Secret, Book & Scone Society, Book 4

    by Ellery Adams | Read by Cris Dukeheart

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Cris Dukehart reunites listeners with the women of the Secret, Book, and Scone Society as they face another murder. When a new shop selling CBD therapies moves into Miracle Springs, Dukehart clearly conveys the ire of the crowd that protests what they view as drug dealing. Listeners will become indignant and want to defend Miracle Books when the same crowd turns... Read More

  • THE LACEMAKER

    THE LACEMAKER

    by Laura Frantz | Read by Aimee Lilly

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Narrator Aimee Lilly enhances the drama of this audiobook and adds distinction to its characters. On the brink of the American Revolution, pampered Lady Elisabeth Lawson is set to marry until she finds herself abandoned by her Royalist father, her spineless fiancé, and her friends--except for Noble Rynallt, an intriguing and honorable Patriot. Lilly does a credible Southern... Read More

  • THE ASSASSINATION OF BRANGWAIN SPURGE

    THE ASSASSINATION OF BRANGWAIN SPURGE

    by M.T. Anderson, Eugene Yelchin | Read by Gildart Jackson

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Gildart Jackson brings M.T. Anderson's world of elves and goblins to life from the perspective of one character, an elf. Through his illustrations, artist and coauthor Eugene Yelchin tells a totally different story from the perspective of a different character, a goblin. In order to fully grasp what is going on, listeners must have access to the bonus PDF. Jackson's... Read More

  • WHAT WOULD FRIDA DO?

    WHAT WOULD FRIDA DO? A Guide to Living Boldly

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Arianna Davis | Read by Marisa Blake

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Bilingual voice artist Marisa Blake narrates with a lovely warmth that makes this combination biography/personal growth audio as delightful to hear as it is inspiring to absorb. Her beguiling tone and phrasing draw people into the world of Frida Kahlo, the Mexican-born painter who overcame the crippling effects of polio and a disfiguring bus accident to become an international... Read More

  • SHY WILLOW

    SHY WILLOW

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Cat Min | Read by Vico Ortiz

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Vico Ortiz's angelic voice brings a magical quality to this sweet story about a courageous rabbit. Shy Willow lives in an abandoned mailbox. When a little boy deposits a letter for the moon, Shy Willow decides to deliver it. This precious story provides a delightful and absorbing experience for children as they accompany the shy rabbit on her journey. Ortiz captures... Read More

  • THE DREAM

    THE DREAM

    by H.G. Wells | Read by Edoardo Ballerini

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Classics

    There's amazement in Edoardo Ballerini's voice as he narrates this novel written by Wells in 1924. Its protagonist, Sarnac, who lives in a utopian future, shares details of the strange dream he has with companions he is traveling with. As he sleeps, Sarnac lives the entire life of another person, Harry Mortimer Smith, in the Edwardian and Victorian periods. In it Smith finds... Read More

  • HEATHER AND HOMICIDE

    HEATHER AND HOMICIDE The Highland Bookshop Mystery, Book 4

    by Molly MacRae | Read by Lucy Paterson

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Lucy Paterson introduces Inversgail, Scotland, its charming bookshop-cafe, and its owners--two mother-daughter teams, Americans Janet and Tallie Marsh and Scots Christine and Summer Robertson. Listeners will revel in gorgeous scenery, books, and scones, meeting the townsfolk and joining a spirited search for an elusive murderer. Paterson deftly presents the constantly... Read More

  • A CURIOUS INCIDENT

    A CURIOUS INCIDENT

    by Vicki Delany | Read by Kim Hicks

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Listeners explore a darker side of garden clubs in this nod to one of Conan Doyle's most well-known Sherlock Holmes stories. Gemma Doyle gets paid $10 by an 11-year-old girl to prove that her mother is not guilty of murder. Sheila Tierney is suspected of poisoning Anna Wentworth out of revenge for the destruction of her garden, which she blames on Anna. Narrator Kim Hicks... Read More

  • THE LOST MANUSCRIPT

    THE LOST MANUSCRIPT

    by Cathy Bonidan | Read by Elodie Yung, Rupert Degas, Cécile Delepière, Jean Brassard

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Four talented narrators--Elodie Yung, Rupert Degas, Cécile Delepière, and Jean Brassard--come together to present this epistolary novel about a manuscript found at an inn in Brittany. Finding the manuscript and researching its provenance is Anne-Lise, a Parisian with a love of books and the tenacity to track down those who have touched and been touched by the manuscript.... Read More

  • BURNT TONGUES

    BURNT TONGUES

    by Chuck Palahniuk, Richard Thomas, Dennis Widmyer [Eds.] | Read by a Full Cast

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Chuck Palahniuk, a writer known for his unapologetically visceral works, gathered these selected stories, carefully curated to make listeners as uncomfortable as possible. Highly transgressive, this audiobook offers over a dozen short stories with wildly varying topics. The common thread among them is one of intent--each story's goal is to evoke emotion and stir troubling... Read More

  • MARY SEACOLE

    MARY SEACOLE Bound for the Battlefield

    by Susan Goldman Rubin | Read by Adjoa Andoh

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Adjoa Andoh introduces Mary Seacole, who was born in 1805 to a Jamaican mother and a Scottish father; she married a British officer. While growing up, Mary observed her mother making medicines, and she later traveled to war-torn areas to help out. Andoh's Seacole is irrepressible despite fighting racism and prejudice--even that exhibited by Florence Nightingale. Andoh... Read More

  • FIELD NOTES FROM AN UNINTENTIONAL BIRDER

    FIELD NOTES FROM AN UNINTENTIONAL BIRDER

    by Julia Zarankin | Read by Nan McNamara

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Narrator Nan McNamara brings an enthusiastic and relatable voice to this fun and fulfilling story of discovering birding. She expresses the author's transformation with the zeal of someone whose new hobby has taken over her every thought. Effervescent tones and buoyant pacing bring listeners into this new source of rapture in Zarankin's life. Growing up in a family of music... Read More

  • CHANGE YOUR SCHEDULE, CHANGE YOUR LIFE

    CHANGE YOUR SCHEDULE, CHANGE YOUR LIFE How to Harness the Power of Clock Genes to Lose Weight, Optimize Your Workout, and Finally Get a Good Night's Sleep

    by Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar, Michelle D. Seaton | Read by Lesa Lockford

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    The advice in this audiobook is influenced by long-standing Eastern medical traditions like Ayurveda. But narrator Lesa Lockford's pleasing performance--at once friendly and intelligent--delivers the material as empowering suggestions rather than rules. Her near-perfect phrasing and pleasing tonal patterns will engage listeners by softening the certitude in the writing. During... Read More

  • HOPE, FAITH, AND A CORPSE

    HOPE, FAITH, AND A CORPSE

    by Laura Jensen Walker | Read by Jennifer Jill Araya

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    In this cozy mystery listeners gain insight into the life of the first female Episcopal priest to serve in Apple Springs in Northern California. When Hope Taylor shows up for her first day on the job, she finds the murdered body of the meanest man in town and decides to channel her inner Trixie Belden to identify the killer. Jennifer Jill Araya helps listeners find Hope highly... Read More

  • NATURE'S BEST HOPE

    NATURE'S BEST HOPE A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard

    by Douglas W. Tallamy | Read by Adam Barr

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Adam Barr presents this do-something vision of how we can all take a grassroots approach to conservation. In measured tones that emphasize urgency, Barr presents ecologist Tallamy's fact-based belief that we need to develop a new mindfulness about how our actions degrade the environment. Arguing that it's easy to slip into dangerous indifference--the disappearance of species... Read More

  • THE LOST PIANOS OF SIBERIA

    THE LOST PIANOS OF SIBERIA

    by Sophy Roberts | Read by Catherine Bailey

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Narrating this spellbinding travelogue/crusade, British actor Katherine Bailey puts her charming sophistication and refined steadiness to good use. Her graceful restraint draws listeners in and pays homage to the author's artistic sensibilities and lucid writing. Travel writer Sophy Roberts is obsessed with finding the pianos Russia imported in the nineteenth and early... Read More

  • EVERY KIND OF WICKED

    EVERY KIND OF WICKED Gardiner and Renner, Book 6

    by Lisa Black | Read by Kirsten Potter

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    With a voice like a film noir femme fatale, narrator Kirsten Potter takes listeners through the frequent twists and turns of forensic expert Maggie Gardiner's latest murder case. Her investigative partner, Jack, is also a serial killer who views it as his mission to bring justice to those who have escaped it through other means. Now Maggie has to solve a case to protect Jack... Read More

  • ALL STIRRED UP

    ALL STIRRED UP

    by Brianne Moore | Read by Mary Jane Wells

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Narrator Mary Jane Wells's mesmerizing performance is nothing short of amazing in this modern-day audiobook inspired by Jane Austen's PERSUASION. Susan Napier's family has fallen on hard times, and she is determined to save their flagship restaurant and their legacy. But when an old flame, chef Chris Baker, reemerges from her past, there's more than just attraction and tension... Read More

  • THE QUANTUM WEIRDNESS OF THE ALMOST-KISS

    THE QUANTUM WEIRDNESS OF THE ALMOST-KISS

    by Amy Noelle Parks | Read by Elizabeth Cottle, Nick Mondelli

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrators Elizabeth Cottle and Nick Mondelli deliver an enchanting young adult romance, in which they perform as awkward yet charming teenagers. Caleb and Evie have been friends since they can remember, and with college approaching, Caleb feels the pressure to tell Evie he loves her. But when transfer student Leo shows up and steals Evie away, Caleb has to play a painful... Read More

  • THE LAST EXIT

    THE LAST EXIT

    by Michael Kaufman | Read by JD Jackson, Emily Woo Zeller

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    In this sci-fi mystery set in a richly imagined near future, listeners are introduced to Washington, DC, detective Jen Lu and Chandler, a piece of AI technology implanted in Jen's brain. Jen and Chandler work on cases concerning parents who, at age 65, can opt for euthanasia in exchange for their children receiving a treatment that slows aging and immunizes them against deadly... Read More

  • LITTLE FOX

    LITTLE FOX

    by Edward Van De Vendel | Read by Helen Lloyd

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Helen Lloyd tells the story of Little Fox as he dreams about his life, recalling the joy of some of his first memories with his parents and siblings, along with some of the challenges of growing up. Lloyd's soothing voice complements the story's overall pleasant tone, though it becomes small and fearful when Little Fox finds himself in a difficult situation. The... Read More

  • DANCING HANDS

    DANCING HANDS How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln

    by Margarita Engle | Read by Almarie Guerra

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    The magic of music enchants in this audio biography of world-renowned pianist Teresa Carreño's childhood. Almarie Guerra's gentle, reassuring narration transports the listener to Teresa's idyllic days playing the piano in Venezuela, followed by her flight from a revolution and arrival in New York City during the Civil War. Guerra beautifully voices Margarita Engle's lyrical... Read More

  • THE TONI MORRISON BOOK CLUB

    THE TONI MORRISON BOOK CLUB

    by Juda Bennett, Winnifred Brown-Glaude, Cassandra Jackson, Piper Kendrix Williams | Read by Daniel Henning, Bahni Turpin, Adenrele Ojo, Robin Eller

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Toni Morrison's novels serve as a catalyst for four friends to reveal their upbringings and personal truths in this group memoir. Each narrator represents one author and delivers three essays in succession, all beginning with a secret. For example, after Daniel Henning formally narrates the introduction, Adenrele Ojo delivers "Cassandra's Secret" and the two essays that... Read More

  • ONE OF OUR OWN

    ONE OF OUR OWN

    by Jane Haddam | Read by David Colacci

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator David Colacci returns to perform the final Gregor Demarkian novel, completed before the author's death in 2019. This multilayered audiobook featuring a former FBI agent, his wife, and his neighbors, who live in a Philadelphia Armenian-American community, focuses on several sociocultural issues and a murder while bringing the series to a satisfying end. Colacci's deep... Read More

  • THE GREAT GATSBY

    THE GREAT GATSBY

    by F. Scott Fitzgerald | Read by Sean Astin

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Classics

    This interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 masterpiece by narrator Sean Astin adds new layers of pathos and empathy to the classic story. As portrayed by Astin, young Nick Carraway reveals his entanglement with the mysterious and eclectic millionaire Jay Gatsby in a youthful timbre and naïve tone. Astin also adds new insight into the tragic love story between Daisy... Read More

  • FACING THE SUN

    FACING THE SUN

    by Janice Lynn Mather | Read by Robin Eller, Chrystal Bethell, Adenrele Ojo, York Whitaker

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    The lives of four teen girls in a changing Nassau neighborhood are vibrantly brought to life by four expertly matched narrators. Robin Eller's youthful and rounded voice is ideal for her portrayal of Eve, a devoted preacher's daughter whose church is in the way of a hotel development. Eve's best friend, Faith, is an outsider whose father, a politician, is supporting the hotel.... Read More

  • SURRENDER YOUR SONS

    SURRENDER YOUR SONS

    by Adam Sass | Read by Daniel Henning

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Daniel Henning's wry tone and suspenseful pacing match the high stakes of Sass's adventurous island mystery. After Connor Major comes out, his mother, a religious zealot, has him kidnapped and sent to a remote conversion camp, led by a minister from his hometown. Embodying courageous teens and menacing staff, Henning builds tension as secrets and murder throw the... Read More

  • ONE FOR THE ROAD

    ONE FOR THE ROAD

    by Mary Ellis | Read by Amanda Ronconi

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Fiction

    In this audiobook, Jill Curtis has driven to Roseville, Kentucky, to write a travel article about the bourbon tourism industry. Jill and her videographer have arranged to stay in the B&B owned by Jill's estranged distant cousin, who is married to Roger Clark, owner of Black Creek Distillery. On her second day in Roseville, Jill sneaks into Black Creek, only to discover the body... Read More

  • SINS OF THE BEES

    SINS OF THE BEES

    by Anne Lampman | Read by Cassandra Campbell

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Cassandra Campbell's thoughtful, sensitive voice is a good choice for this introspective novel about a troubled 20-year-old pregnant woman in search of identity--and answers to a troubling mystery. Silva, newly abandoned by the death of her grandfather, leaves his isolated Washington island in search of the grandmother she has never known. In Hell's Canyon she is... Read More

  • FEVERS, FEUDS, AND DIAMONDS

    FEVERS, FEUDS, AND DIAMONDS Ebola and the Ravages of History

    by Paul Farmer | Read by Pete Cross

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    History

    Pete Cross does an excellent job narrating this timely, hard-edged audiobook, which takes on the Ebola epidemic in West Africa but has relevance to today's COVID-19 pandemic. He reads crisply and is equally adept at the historical, biographical, and anthropological parts of this story. Cross's controlled pace and reportorial voice work for revelations of medical deserts, human... Read More

  • THE LANGUAGE OF THIEVES

    THE LANGUAGE OF THIEVES My Family's Obsession with a Secret Code the Nazis Tried to Eliminate

    by Martin Puchner | Read by Qarie Marshall

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    History

    Language impacts the world in so many ways, and in this audiobook listeners will discover how a secret language known as Rotwelsch led author Martin Puchner to discover his sordid family history. In audio, a book about language can be more powerful than its printed version, but will succeed only when, as here, the narrator delivers the words with a casual confidence that lends... Read More

  • MARS' FIRST FRIENDS

    MARS' FIRST FRIENDS Come on Over, Rovers!

    by Susanna Leonard Hill | Read by Full Cast

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    This audiobook is a fun adventure, as well as an educational introduction to space exploration. Bouncy music and "spacey" sound effects create the atmosphere, and a full cast delivers the lively narrative and the character voices of the planets in our solar system. Young listeners meet Mars, who is lonely and bored. In a delightfully engaging voice, he asks his father, the Sun,... Read More

  • RUTHLESS LADY'S GUIDE TO WIZARDRY

    RUTHLESS LADY'S GUIDE TO WIZARDRY

    by C.M. Waggoner | Read by Ava Lucas

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Narrator Ava Lucas brings this whimsical fantasy to life with her excellent character voices, warm tone, and flawless use of made-up slang. Dellaria Wells is a fast-talking con woman and fire witch who's used to looking out for herself and trusting no one. She answers a want ad for a female bodyguard, hoping for some easy cash, and winds up instead on a series of adventures,... Read More

  • THE FABERGE SECRET

    THE FABERGE SECRET

    by Charles Belfoure | Read by Nancy Peterson

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Nancy Peterson impeccably delivers the multiple accents required for this novel covering the years leading up to the Russian Revolution. Set in St. Petersburg, in 1903, the fictional account follows Prince Dimitri Markhov; his vindictive wife, Lara; Czar Nicholas II, and Czarina Alexandra. The plot illuminates Prince Dimitri's awakening to the filth and poverty of the... Read More

  • CHRISTMAS IN EVERGREEN: TIDINGS OF JOY

    CHRISTMAS IN EVERGREEN: TIDINGS OF JOY

    by Nancy Naigle | Read by Kathleen McInerney

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    The joy in narrator Kathleen McInerney's voice could power the sun--let alone the merry Christmas traditions in fan-favorite Evergreen, Vermont. This Hallmark movie-inspired story features Christmas activities that might be preserved in a fifty-year-old time capsule. McInerney's rounded, ringing tones perfectly express the glee of making snowmen, ice skating, and cookie baking.... Read More

  • ABSENCE OF MERCY

    ABSENCE OF MERCY A Lightner and Law Mystery

    by S.M. Goodwin | Read by Rupert Degas

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    This exciting audiobook, set in 1850s New York, follows Lord Jasper Lightner, Crimean War hero and distinguished London Metropolitan Police detective, as he is sent to the U.S. to help form a trained detective force. The moment he arrives in New York City, Jasper is thrust into the middle of violent street thugs and police corruption as he encounters the murdered body of... Read More

  • PARADISE COVE

    PARADISE COVE

    by Jenny Holiday | Read by Meghan Kelly

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    A large cast of characters is brought to life by narrator Meghan Kelly in this romance set in a small lakeside town a few hours outside of Toronto. Soon after she moves to town to take over her family's medical practice, Dr. Nora Walsh meets handyman Jake Ramsey. Jake has been coping with the loss of his infant son by retreating within himself and going quiet, and listeners... Read More

  • THE BRAVE

    THE BRAVE

    Earphones Award Winner

    by James Bird | Read by Shaun Taylor-Corbett

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    Shaun Taylor-Corbett introduces 12-year-old Collin, who has a form of OCD--he calls out the number of letters in all the words in a conversation. Eventually, his exasperated, distant father sends him from California to his Ojibwe mother (whom he's never met) on a Minnesota reservation. Listeners will rejoice when he finds an easygoing mom, a feisty grandma, and Orenda, an... Read More

  • OFFERINGS

    OFFERINGS

    by Michael Byunglu Kim | Read by David Shih

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator David Shih expertly handles this unique tale, which is part immigrant story, part coming-of-age story, and part corporate thriller. Immigrant Dae Joon, also known as Shane, adjusts to life in America as a teen, only to find himself returning to Korea as an adult. His return unexpectedly triggers conflicting loyalties. Shih brings authenticity to the Korean-accented... Read More

  • THE BOYS IN THE BACK ROW

    THE BOYS IN THE BACK ROW

    by Mike Jung | Read by Keong Sim

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Keong Sim tells the story of Matt, a sixth-grade flute player turned bass drummer who schemes with his best friend, Eric, to visit their favorite comic book creator at DefenderCon while on a band competition field trip. As they work to create a plan and make their adventure a reality, they must deal with challenges such as bullying by their classmate Kenny and the... Read More

  • AWESTRUCK

    AWESTRUCK How Embracing Wonder Can Make You Happier, Healthier, and More Connected

    by Jonah Paquette | Read by Nan McNamara

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    With gusto and clarity, narrator Nan McNamara conveys every awe-inspiring story in Jonah Paquette's exploration of wonder and its positive benefits. Each of Paquette's personal accounts with wonderment is entertainingly told, and his positive message continuously encouraged. His stories and research provide understanding on the subject of awe and how to recognize and seize each... Read More

  • POPPY REDFERN AND THE FATAL FLYERS

    POPPY REDFERN AND THE FATAL FLYERS

    by Tessa Arlen | Read by Madeleine Leslay

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Listeners learn about propaganda and the women who ferried planes to bases during WWII as Poppy Redfern is recruited to write a filmscript about the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA). As narrator Madeleine Leslay gives listeners a tour of the ATA and the English countryside, the locales and characters become real to listeners. Just as the film crew is wrapping up its promotional... Read More

  • HAIR LOVE

    HAIR LOVE

    by Matthew A. Cherry | Read by Blue Ivy Carter

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    You can't get more Black-girl magic than Blue Ivy Carter's narration of Zuri's story about all the amazing things her hair can do. The 8-year-old's voice is full of power and wonder when she describes being a princess in braids or having puffs that let her fly above the clouds. The daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z is accompanied by music that reflects the emotional shifts in the... Read More

  • THE GIRL AND THE WITCH'S GARDEN

    THE GIRL AND THE WITCH'S GARDEN

    by Erin Bowman | Read by Piper Goodeve

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Piper Goodeve establishes a youthful and passionate voice for 12-year-old Piper, who will do anything to save her father from cancer. As his illness worsens, Piper is sent to stay with her grandmother and estranged mother at Mallory Estate, where they foster three children. While there, she learns of her magical powers and a garden that holds an elixir that could save... Read More

  • I TALK LIKE A RIVER

    I TALK LIKE A RIVER

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Jordan Scott | Read by Jordan Scott

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    Canadian poet Jordan Scott exquisitely demonstrates the feeling of having words in your mouth that just won't come out. Our young protagonist wakes up with the sounds of words all around him, but when he gets to school, the words are stuck in his throat. His wise, gentle father takes him to his favorite place, the river, and explains how he speaks like the river, "bubbling,... Read More

  • ABSENCE OF ALICE

    ABSENCE OF ALICE

    by Sherry Harris | Read by Hillary Huber

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    As this audiobook opens, Sarah Winston is busy with her garage sale business when an unidentified phone caller announces that her landlady, Stella, has been kidnapped. To locate her, Sarah must follow a series of strange directions. And she must not, under any condition, say anything to law enforcement. Narrator Hillary Huber helps listeners connect with this threat, which is... Read More

  • KEY LIME CRIME

    KEY LIME CRIME

    by Lucy Burdette | Read by Laura Jennings

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Laura Jennings creates authentic-sounding voices for the characters in this 10th audiobook in the Key West Food Critic series. First, Hayley Snow's mother-in-law, Helen Bransford, comes to visit her and Nathan, Hayley's new husband, a police detective. When the women discover the strangled body of a pastry chef dressed up as a drunk Santa, Hayley is dragged into yet... Read More

  • ALL THE ACORNS ON THE FOREST FLOOR

    ALL THE ACORNS ON THE FOREST FLOOR

    by Kim Hooper | Read by Hillary Huber

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Hillary Huber narrates 13 interlocking short stories set in Los Angeles. Huber's sensitive narration of the connected vignettes and overlapping characters is quietly contemplative and comfortably paced. The stories focus on themes of relationships and love, as well as the difficulties of the ever-present societal expectations placed on women. Huber capably weaves these themes... Read More

  • OUT OF MESOPOTAMIA

    OUT OF MESOPOTAMIA

    by Salar Abdoh | Read by Sean Rohani

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Sean Rohani becomes Saleh, a world-weary Iranian journalist who cannot stop writing about the Syrian conflict. Rohani captures the surreal nature of violence in a dry, somber voice that comes to embody the incessant nature of ongoing war. His delivery is easy on the ears as he streams details of unrest, which contrast with the sounds of peace when Saleh returns to... Read More

  • MOMMY'S KHIMAR

    MOMMY'S KHIMAR

    by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow | Read by Robin Eller

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Robin Eller delights with this charming story of a Muslim girl's close relationship with her blended family and supportive community. The focus is the significance of her mother's khimars. With a gentle voice that sounds like a smile, Eller creates a child's view of a day in one of these beautiful, flowing headscarves. This audiobook may be an enlightening listen for... Read More

  • THE MERMAID FROM JEJU

    THE MERMAID FROM JEJU

    by Sumi Hahn | Read by Cindy Kay, Raymond J. Lee

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Cindy Kay and Raymond J. Lee provide thoughtful performances in this historical novel about life in post-WWII Korea. Together they present the rich interior worlds of Goh Junja and Yang Suwol, young people struggling with problems universal to adolescents, even as American soldiers fill their country in preparation for the next conflict. In a dreamy, soft style, Kay conveys... Read More

  • CONVENTIONALLY YOURS

    CONVENTIONALLY YOURS True Colors, Book 1

    by Annabeth Albert | Read by Kirt Graves, Joel Froomkin

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    At first, narrator Joel Froomkin is not an obvious choice for the character of Alden, a highly controlled gamer. However, a tournament road trip with his nemesis, Conrad, reveals Alden's inner fragility, and no one does emotionally distraught quite like Froomkin. He wallows in Alden's misery, lingering deliciously over his dramatic pronouncements. Narrator Kirt Graves,... Read More

  • THE GREAT INDOORS

    THE GREAT INDOORS The Surprising Science of How Buildings Shape Our Behavior, Health, and Happiness

    by Emily Anthes | Read by Suzie Althens

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Narrator Suzie Althens's bright tone and pacing prove to be a buoyant guide through this fascinating examination of the spaces in which we live and work. The audiobook covers the spectrum of the "built environment," the constructed world that impacts our lives. Listeners are given details that range from the microorganisms living among us in our homes to the social impact of... Read More

  • USE THE POWER YOU HAVE

    USE THE POWER YOU HAVE A Brown Woman's Guide to Politics and Political Change

    by Pramila Jayapal | Read by Pramila Jayapal

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Engaging and conversational, Pramila Jayapal delivers both an inspiring story and a motivational call to action. Beginning with her arrival in the U.S. from India at 17, Jayapal pulls in listeners as she shares her personal experiences and the values that guide her personally and professionally. What is most appealing is the authenticity of her narration--she clearly feels a... Read More

  • THE PRICE OF JUSTICE

    THE PRICE OF JUSTICE

    by Ronald Goldfarb | Read by Will Damron

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Narrator Will Damron offers a steady performance of this excellent primer on the flaws that plague the American legal system. Goldfarb does not break much new ground but, nonetheless, offers worthy, compelling summaries of the many issues that too often turn state and federal justice systems into injustice systems, with devastating consequences for individuals and institutions.... Read More

  • HURRY HOME

    HURRY HOME

    by Roz Nay | Read by Hillary Huber

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Siblings often share secrets that they promise never to reveal, yet this audiobook, narrated adeptly by Hillary Huber, demonstrates how even the best plans can go awry. The novel focuses on Alexandra Van Ness, whose life seems perfect in every way. But when her sister, Ruth, appears, Alexandra's perfect life becomes anything but. Huber's delivery is ideal, complementing... Read More

  • HANGING FALLS

    HANGING FALLS Timber Creek K-9, Book 6

    by Margaret Mizushima | Read by Nancy Wu

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Nancy Wu returns for Book 6 of the Timber Creek K-9 series as Colorado deputy Mattie Cobb and her canine sidekick, Robo, investigate a murder. Mattie herself finds the body while hiking near Hanging Falls. Then, Robo's tracking abilities lead her through the woods to a vagabond who may have witnessed more than he wants to admit. Wu's portrayal of Mattie--gentle toned... Read More

  • CHECKED OUT FOR MURDER

    CHECKED OUT FOR MURDER Haunted Library, Book 4

    by Allison Brook | Read by Mia Gaskin

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    In this audiobook, a psychic is killed 20 years after her father was murdered. Though librarian Carrie Singleton is determined not to get involved in any more murders, people keep asking for her help. The ghost librarian, Evelyn, gives Carrie insight into the town's past. In her first-person narration, Mia Gaskin gives a strong performance, clearly demonstrating Carrie's... Read More

  • LUPE WONG WON'T DANCE

    LUPE WONG WON'T DANCE

    by Donna Barba Higuera | Read by Kyla Garcia

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Kyla Garcia deftly creates a middle school, its ethnically diverse students, and their eclectic encounters. To start, listeners will join baseball player Lupe Wong, who's chagrined to learn that her PE class will require square dancing. Garcia's Lupe is a determined girl who strongly resists the gym assignment and persuades her classmates to join her in protest.... Read More

  • APPLE (SKIN TO THE CORE)

    APPLE (SKIN TO THE CORE)

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Eric Gansworth | Read by Eric Gansworth

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Poetic, intense, and defiant, Native American author and artist Eric Gansworth delivers his own coming-of-age story. The youngest child of seven, he grew up on a reservation outside Buffalo, New York, amid abject poverty and systemic racism. Like many children of the 1960s and '70s, he adopted pop culture icons like the Beatles, Batman, and Star Wars as his own and watched his... Read More

  • ELATSOE

    ELATSOE

    by Darcie Little Badger | Read by Kinsale Hueston

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Kinsale Hueston's youthful tone shapes the narration of this young adult ghost mystery. This is a story of a Lipan Apache teenager and her dead dog solving the mystery of her cousin's death. Hueston's fairly quick and steady delivery keeps pace with Elatsoe, known as Ellie, who is always on the go, always figuring things out in her secretive town filled with magic and monsters.... Read More

  • A CHILDREN'S BIBLE

    A CHILDREN'S BIBLE

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Lydia Millet | Read by Xe Sands

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Xe Sands offers an excellent performance of this timely and thought-provoking audiobook. A commentary on climate change, this novel blends a view of contemporary life with a warning about a bleak future. Sands voices Evie, a teenage narrator whose dim view of adults is well justified. With her peers, she must take charge when a summer stay at a coastal mansion becomes a battle... Read More

  • DEATH ON WINDMILL WAY

    DEATH ON WINDMILL WAY Hamptons Murder, Book 1

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Carrie Doyle | Read by Emily Ellet

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Emily Ellet's performance mingles mirth and mistrust in this lively murder mystery. Antonia Bingham, the new owner of an inn in the Hamptons, turns amateur sleuth to prevent herself becoming a murder victim. Ellet gives a perfect portrayal of Bingham's tumultuous emotions as the happy but overwhelmed owner of the Windmill Inn becomes fearful of those around her when she... Read More

  • MURDER AT AN IRISH CHRISTMAS

    MURDER AT AN IRISH CHRISTMAS Irish Village, Book 6

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Carlene O'Connor | Read by Caroline Lennon

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Caroline Lennon's performance will have listeners imagining a Christmas tree decorated with items from nature--like the O'Sullivan family's. They are spending Christmas in West Cork with the family of renowned orchestra conductor Enda Elliot. When Siobhán discovers Enda dead under a harp, she and her fiancé, fellow Garda officer Macdara Flannery, end up on the case, which they... Read More

  • AOC

    AOC The Fearless Rise and Powerful Resonance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    by Lynda Lopez [Ed.] | Read by Marisa Blake, Cary Hite [Preface]

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Marisa Blake's deliberate pace and confident tone create an uplifting performance in this audiobook, prefaced by Cary Hite. The work features contributions by mostly Latinx writers who are inspired by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. AOC's Puerto Rican descent, working-class background, and social media savvy make her a relatable figure for many who have felt unseen and... Read More

  • ONCE TWO SISTERS

    ONCE TWO SISTERS

    by Sarah Warburton | Read by Wendy Tremont King, Chelsea Stephens

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Wendy Tremont King keeps listeners on edge as she portrays Zoe Hallet, sister of the infamous bestselling thriller novelist Ava Hallet. Zoe has done her best to change her name and disappear from her sister's life forever following a series of books in which Ava clearly had based characters on her sister. When Ava goes missing, Zoe's carefully crafted new life crumbles... Read More

  • DAREDEVIL: PREDATOR'S SMILE

    DAREDEVIL: PREDATOR'S SMILE

    by Christopher Golden | Read by Dion Graham

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Daredevil is not a Marvel Comics superhero heavy hitter like Thor or Iron Man, and he doesn't want to be. As narrator Dion Graham makes clear, Daredevil is content with keeping his New York neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen as safe as he can. Graham conjures up the gritty New York scenes in this audiobook without the need for distracting sound effects. He uses just his powerful... Read More

  • DEATH AND THE BREWERY QUEEN

    DEATH AND THE BREWERY QUEEN

    by Frances Brody | Read by Anne Dover

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    As Anne Dover performs this audiobook set in 1930 in Leeds, she makes listeners feel a deep connection to the story and its characters. William Lofthouse asks Kate Singleton for help with his struggling business, Barleycorn Brewery. Soon, Kate and her partner, Jim Sykes, become involved in an investigation into sabotage at the brewery. Then, the hit-and-run killing of the... Read More

  • ON DEADLY TIDES

    ON DEADLY TIDES

    by Elizabeth J. Duncan | Read by Anne Flosnik

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    In this audiobook, Penny Brannigan goes on a painter's retreat on an island off North Wales. All is well until she goes to paint a scenic lighthouse and spies a body on the beach below. A journalist from New Zealand who came to Wales to investigate the case of a missing man from her country is believed to have fallen down the cliff. However, Penny suspects that Jessica Graham... Read More

  • SHUGGIE BAIN

    SHUGGIE BAIN

    by Douglas Stuart | Read by Angus King

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Scotsman Angus King is a natural choice to narrate this chronicle of Hugh "Shuggie" Bain, a boy growing up in 1980s Glasgow. King's thick Scottish accent is evocative of the setting, and his vivid characterizations of both male and female characters of all ages aid with differentiation of their colorful personalities. Narrating with both whimsy and gravitas, King captures... Read More

  • A PATCHWORK OF CLUES

    A PATCHWORK OF CLUES

    by Sally Goldenbaum | Read by Stephanie Dillard

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    At the beginning of this audiobook, Portia Paltrow aims to take her morning run, only to discover the body of local college professor Owen Hill in the doorway of the town's fabric shop. It soon becomes apparent that Owen must have been killed intentionally. The ladies of the weekly quilting bee in Crestwood, Kansas, decide to solve the case by sorting through the clues piece by... Read More

  • THE TRUTH ABOUT BAKED BEANS

    THE TRUTH ABOUT BAKED BEANS An Edible History of New England

    by Meg Muckenhoupt | Read by Caroline Hewitt

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    History

    Caroline Hewitt narrates this audiobook with a dramatic focus on the text. She may mispronounce a word here or there, but she reads at a good pace with keen timing as she captures the author's gleeful evisceration of myths and misunderstandings relating to New England cuisine. Author Muckenhoupt takes to task almost every New England food possible: baked beans (today overly... Read More

  • VAMOS! LET'S GO EAT

    VAMOS! LET'S GO EAT

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Raúl the Third | Read by Gary Tiedemann

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Gary Tiedemann brims with delight as he zips young listeners around a bustling Tex-Mex border town, inhaling a feast of local food in Raúl the Third's second Little Lobo adventure. The audio smartly does not attempt to re-create the print version's busy book atmosphere. Rather, like an animated Saturday-morning cartoon, Tiedemann's energetic and precise narration... Read More

  • SUNCATCHER

    SUNCATCHER

    by Romesh Gunesekera | Read by Romesh Gunesekera

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Fiction

    With his melodic Sri Lankan-British accent, Romesh Gunesekera narrates his semiautobiographical coming-of-age novel about a shy middle-class boy who avoids his bickering parents by surrounding himself with Westerns, superheroes, and comic books. When he is befriended by an intriguing, rebellious teenager who collects birds, guns, and firecrackers, our protagonist is introduced... Read More

  • A VOYAGE ACROSS AN ANCIENT OCEAN

    A VOYAGE ACROSS AN ANCIENT OCEAN A Bicycle Journey Through the Northern Dominion of Oil

    by David Goodrich | Read by George Newbern

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    In this audiobook, climate scientist Goodrich takes listeners on a bicycle ride through an area of Canada and the Midwest once covered by an ancient ocean to study the effects of oil fracking on climate. Narrator George Newbern documents his journey in an informative yet conversational tone. The many vignettes and stories Goodrich describes help listeners understand this is... Read More

  • DEAD-END DETECTIVE

    DEAD-END DETECTIVE

    by Amanda Flower | Read by Laura Faye Smith

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Laura Faye Smith portrays Darby Piper, who is alarmed to learn that her partner in Two Girls Detective Agency, Samantha Porter, plans to dissolve the business. But before Samantha can act, she is murdered in a car crash, and Darby becomes the chief suspect. When Darby discovers that Samantha has left her entire estate to her nephew, Tate, Darby finds herself teaming... Read More

  • A DECEPTION AT THORNECREST

    A DECEPTION AT THORNECREST Amory Ames Mysteries, Book 7

    by Ashley Weaver | Read by Allison Larkin

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Alison Larkin maintains the listener's interest in this audiobook set in 1930s England. As Amory Ames enters her final month of pregnancy, she and her husband, Milo, are surprised to learn that he has a half-brother, Darian. The pair soon discover that Darian is a womanizer and a scoundrel. Then, when he is arrested for murdering the former paramour of his newest conquest, the... Read More

  • STEALING HOME

    STEALING HOME Sweet Magnolias, Book 1

    by Sherryl Woods | Read by Stina Nielsen

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Small-town goings-on in Serenity, South Carolina, take on new life with narrator Stina Nielsen. She introduces listeners to Maddie Townsend, whose husband, Bill, has left her for his 24-year-old pregnant girlfriend. Nielsen gives Maddie a wistful, sincere voice that will elicit approval of her determination to start fresh. As Maddie starts a business with her two best friends,... Read More

  • JUST MAKE BELIEVE

    JUST MAKE BELIEVE

    by Maggie Robinson | Read by Gemma Dawson

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Gemma Dawson delivers this audiobook in a smooth, gentle voice that belies its paranormal element. When Lady Adelaide attends a house party, she is distressed to see the ghost of Rupert, her late husband. Rupert appears only when a murder is about to occur, so Addy expresses no surprise when her hostess is poisoned. As more bodies appear, Addy involves Scotland Yard's... Read More

  • DIRTY MINDS

    DIRTY MINDS The Lion and the Mouse Series, Book 4

    by Kenya Wright | Read by Ellis Evans, Shari Peele

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Tension runs high in this audiobook, delivered by two narrators. Ellis Evans portrays Kazimir, a Russian mob boss who is combing Paris to find his kidnapped girlfriend, Emily. Shari Peele portrays Emily, who tries every trick in the book to escape Kazimir's enemy, Jean Pierre (The Corsican). Evans utilizes Russian, French, and American accents as Kazimir's people strategize... Read More

  • WITH OR WITHOUT YOU

    WITH OR WITHOUT YOU

    by Caroline Leavitt | Read by Julia Whelan

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Stella, a nurse, and Simon, a bassist, are a couple. When they argue, narrator Julia Whelan gives them energized portrayals. These contrast with Whelan's measured pace and detached tone as she describes how Stella becomes unexpectedly ill and falls into a coma. Simon's downward spiral from confident rocker to scared boyfriend is also fully expressed in Whelan's performance.... Read More

  • AMERICAN AS PANEER PIE

    AMERICAN AS PANEER PIE

    by Supriya Kelkar | Read by Priya Ayyar

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    This sweet story about middle school kids coming to terms with their cultural identity seeks empathy--if not relatability--from its listeners. Priya Ayyar does a good job inviting listeners to consider multiple points of view in her compelling narration. Ayyar is especially skilled at capturing the earnestness and fear that accompany feeling like an outsider in middle school.... Read More

  • SOFIA VALDEZ AND THE VANISHING VOTE

    SOFIA VALDEZ AND THE VANISHING VOTE

    by Andrea Beaty | Read by Marisa Blake

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Marisa Blake's sweet voice will charm listeners as this next installment of the Questioneers series arrives right on time for the 2020 presidential election. Second-grader Sofia Valdez is named election commissioner when her classmates decide to conduct an election to choose their class pet. Blake's thoughtful tones express Sofia's determination to continually do what... Read More

  • MS. GLORIA STEINEM

    MS. GLORIA STEINEM A Life

    by Winifred Conkling | Read by Christine Kiphart

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Christine Kiphart brings a steady confidence to this biography of noted feminist and journalist Gloria Steinem. This audiobook moves through Steinem's life--from her difficult childhood through her development as a feminist to her iconic stature as a major figure in modern American feminism. Kiphart's tone is light and pleasant, in keeping with the straightforward... Read More

  • EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE

    EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE Exploring the Science of Our Changing Atmosphere

    by Mark Broomfield | Read by Tristan Wright

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    There's a lot of distance to cover in this audiobook--virtually the entire universe--and narrator Tristan Wright's brisk pace and engaging tone keep the content moving. The trip begins some 400 trillion kilometers away. As tour guide, Wright eventually descends into the Earth's exosphere, stratosphere, and finally to that densely packed, weather-driven atmospheric layer known... Read More

  • VEILED IN DEATH

    VEILED IN DEATH Wedding Planner, Book 6

    by Stephanie Blackmoore | Read by Christa Lewis

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    At the beginning of this audiobook, when Mallory Shepard discovers a lace veil purported to have been made by Betsy Ross, it sets off a chain of violence in Port Quincy, Pennsylvania, that culminates in murder. Mallory, a professional wedding planner, finds herself in the middle of the investigation, which threatens to get in the way of planning her own wedding. It is hard to... Read More

  • THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF THE GREENGAGE TREE

    THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF THE GREENGAGE TREE

    by Shokoofeh Azar | Read by Priyar Ayyar

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Priya Ayyar becomes the voice of 13-year-old Bahar, the ghostly narrator of this story set in post-Revolutionary Iran. Ayyar uses a wistful voice that makes it easy for listeners to empathize with the horrors the teenager encounters. Ayyar is an experienced narrator of international fiction. She expertly handles this imagining of a watershed moment in Iranian history through... Read More

  • BOYFRIEND MATERIAL

    BOYFRIEND MATERIAL

    by Alexis Hall | Read by Joe Jameson

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Narrator Joe Jameson's performance amplifies the charms of this sweet and funny contemporary romance. Luc, estranged son of an aging rock star and darling of the British tabloids, needs a way to clean up his image for the sake of the charity he works for. Enter Oliver, a buttoned-up London barrister who's willing to pose as Luc's boyfriend. Of course, it doesn't take long for... Read More

  • SPLINTERS OF SCARLET

    SPLINTERS OF SCARLET

    by Emily Bain Murphy | Read by Kat Rose-Martin

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Kat Rose-Martin's narration leads listeners into the fantastical nineteenth-century world of Marit Olsen. Her delivery gives narrative drive to the first-person story of the Danish orphan whose work as a talented seamstress is enhanced when she uses magic. But magic has a cost, and Rose-Martin captures Marit's fear of dying--as her sister did--from the poison that builds up in... Read More

  • FRENEMIES

    FRENEMIES

    by Emma Hart | Read by Tim Paige, Kelsey Navarro

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Listeners should be prepared to laugh out loud as they enjoy this romantic comedy, narrated by Tim Paige and Kelsey Navarro. When her college hookup, Mason, unexpectedly moves next door with his young daughter, Immy doesn't expect her feisty octogenarian grandmother to turn into a matchmaker. Paige and Navarro deliver a hilarious performance. While their voices for Mason's... Read More

  • A DESPERATE PLACE

    A DESPERATE PLACE

    by Jennifer Greer | Read by Kirsten Potter

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Kirsten Potter's performance of Greer's engaging mystery featuring two strong women will keep listeners glued to their earbuds. Journalist Whit McKenna and Medical Examiner Katie Riggs are best friends. When the body of actress Niki Francis is discovered, both women become involved in the investigation. When two additional, seemingly unrelated, deaths occur, the chase is on to... Read More

  • FRY BREAD

    FRY BREAD A Native American Family Story

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Kevin Noble Maillard | Read by Kevin Noble Maillard

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    Kevin Noble Maillard, a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, narrates his own audiobook about the beauty and complexity of the Native American staple, fry bread. His personality bursts through as he speaks with passion about its historical significance and about his personal connection to it. Moments of playfulness will hook young listeners into learning about the... Read More

  • THIS RAINDROP

    THIS RAINDROP Has a Billion Stories to Tell

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Linda Ragsdale | Read by Simon Vance

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    Simon Vance is one of those narrators who makes listening to anything a pure pleasure. This audiobook is no exception. His exquisite diction elevates the alliterative, poetic text, highlighting the wonder and awe of one raindrop's epic journey through time. Following this one raindrop, children will be amazed to learn that the same water supply has been recirculating on Earth... Read More

  • AND THE KILLER IS

    AND THE KILLER IS Savannah Reid, Book 25

    by G.A. McKevett | Read by Dina Pearlman

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Dina Pearlman is on top of her game as she narrates the twenty-fifth investigation featuring P.I. Savannah Reid, her Moonlight Magnolia Detective Agency agents, and her husband, Dirk. The story involves the death of 90-year-old former movie star Lucinda Faraday. Searching for clues, Savannah and Dirk wade into Lucinda's mansion, which is full of hoarded items and garbage.... Read More

  • FOREST OF SOULS

    FOREST OF SOULS

    by Lori M. Lee | Read by Cindy Kay

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Cindy Kay gives a wonderful performance of a unique dark fantasy that reinvents some of the oldest tropes in the genre--from sentient trees to spider kings. Sirscha Ashwyn has trained for this one chance to become the queen's next shadow, but treachery and the death of her dearest friend turn her world into chaos. The story's dramatic vocal tension paired with Kay's... Read More

  • GHOST UPS HER GAME

    GHOST UPS HER GAME Bailey Ruth Raeburn, Book 9

    by Carolyn Hart | Read by Ann Marie Lee

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Ann Marie Lee returns to narrate the ninth book in Carolyn Hart's delightfully quirky Bailey Ruth Raeburn series. Ghostly detective Bailey Ruth, from Heaven's Department of Good Intentions, is back, once again intent on righting wrongs and helping those in need. Bailey Ruth revisits her hometown of Adelaide, Oklahoma, where she finds Professor Iris Gallagher, knife in hand,... Read More

  • THE LIVES OF EDIE PRITCHARD

    THE LIVES OF EDIE PRITCHARD

    by Larry Watson | Read by Holly Palance

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Edie Pritchard--beautiful and smart--has always been pursued by men, and more than once has disappeared from her old life to avoid them. Eventually, after running from her second marriage, Edie sees that her teenage granddaughter is falling into the same trap. Narrator Holly Palance employs the same smooth, gentle cadence for the narrative that she does for most of the... Read More

  • SUCH A PRETTY GIRL

    SUCH A PRETTY GIRL A Story of Struggle, Empowerment, and Disability Pride

    by Nadina LaSpina | Read by Jennifer Jill Araya

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Jennifer Jill Araya gives a spirited performance of this captivating memoir by disability rights activist Nadina LaSpina. LaSpina, who contracted polio as a baby in Sicily, moved with her family to the U.S. as a teenager. She recounts the time she spent in hospitals, the abuse she suffered at the hands of doctors, and her experiences as a leader in the disability rights... Read More

  • A NATURAL HISTORY OF COLOR

    A NATURAL HISTORY OF COLOR The Science Behind What We See and How We See It

    by Rob DeSalle, Hans Bachor | Read by George Newbern

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    George Newbern brings the cheery tone of sales talk to the narration of this highly technical audiobook, which doesn't fit and doesn't serve it. The book is often only tangentially about color. (Much time is spent on evolution.) Even a slower reading would leave most listeners lost, but Newbern, perhaps trying to energize the narration, is too quick and makes little jumps in... Read More

  • PLANTING STORIES

    PLANTING STORIES The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré

    by Anika Aldamuy Denise | Read by Adriana Sananes

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Adriana Sananes genuinely captures the inspiring life of the pioneering boricua librarian Pura Belpré. Belpré traveled to 1920s New York from Puerto Rico, and after a short stint in the garment industry began a professional career devoted to writing and sharing Latinx stories. Sananes delivers the lyrical text, full of Spanish phrases, with soothing confidence fitting... Read More

  • ONE FOR THE BOOKS

    ONE FOR THE BOOKS Library Lover's Mysteries, Book 11

    by Jenn McKinlay | Read by Allyson Ryan

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Listeners will share Lindsey and Sully's consternation as, a mere two weeks before their wedding, they learn they have accidentally invited the whole of Briar Creek to the ceremony instead of the 30 guests they'd planned. Narrator Allyson Ryan cultivates a strong sense of empathy among listeners as they quickly identify with Lindsey's anxiety over the details of her big day.... Read More

  • BEFORE FAMILIAR WOODS

    BEFORE FAMILIAR WOODS

    by Ian Pisarcik | Read by Susan C. Hunter, Neil Hellegers, Michael Crouch

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    This audiobook is a violence-laced, drug-themed tragedy ably performed by a trio of narrators. It has been three years since two teenage boys were found dead and bloody in the woods under circumstances that the residents of their small town in Vermont are not likely to forget. Ruth Fenn still struggles to understand what happened to her son, Mathew, and his friend, William.... Read More

  • LITTLE BOOKSHOP OF MURDER

    LITTLE BOOKSHOP OF MURDER Beach Reads, Book 1

    by Maggie Blackburn | Read by Christa Lewis

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Shakespearean scholar Summer Merriweather has returned to her childhood home on Brigid's Island in North Carolina upon the sudden death of her mother in this cozy mystery. Narrator Christa Lewis matches the pace of this audiobook--laid-back and slow much of the time but energetic as the pace builds. When Summer finds a death threat addressed to her mother that orders her to... Read More

  • MY PAPI HAS A MOTORCYCLE

    MY PAPI HAS A MOTORCYCLE

    by Isabel Quintero | Read by Isabel Quintero

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    Isabel Quintero narrates Daisy Ramona's adventures on her dad's motorcycle as they drive around their hometown of Corna, California. Corna brims with a comforting blend of the pair's favorite community spots and friends, all of which are paired with appropriate sound effects: engines revving, birds chirping, construction workers' hammering and sawing, children laughing,... Read More

  • UNSCRIPTED

    UNSCRIPTED

    by Nicole Kronzer | Read by Nicole Kronzer

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Nicole Kronzer shines in her debut as author and narrator of this spunky YA drama laced with humor. Zelda Bailey-Cho's enthusiasm for improv summer camp is crushed by the toxic bro culture of the elite varsity team and its predatory coach. Kronzer voices the plot and the realistic characters with gusto. The combination of vulnerability and snark in Zelda's tone creates a... Read More

  • THE GRIM READER

    THE GRIM READER Bibliophile Mysteries, Book 14

    by Kate Carlisle | Read by Susie Berneis

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Susie Berneis chronicles the fourteenth mystery in the Bibliophile Mysteries series, featuring Brooklyn, a rare book expert and amateur sleuth. Brooklyn, as depicted by Berneis, is self-assured, smart, and devoted to her family. She has come to a seemingly idyllic town in Sonoma County's wine country to help her mother organize a book fair. Since this is a murder... Read More

  • FEED YOUR MIND

    FEED YOUR MIND A Story of August Wilson

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Jen Bryant | Read by David Sadzin

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    David Sadzin's stellar narration and sophisticated production values are all the art necessary to bring this picture book biography of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson to life. The story of how and where Wilson found his muse is told in two acts. Each "scene" is composed of free verse set to music and enhanced by the sounds of Wilson's world--city noises, ringing... Read More

  • TREES IN TROUBLE

    TREES IN TROUBLE Wildfires, Infestations, and Climate Change

    by Daniel Mathewsx | Read by Jamie Hanes

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Narrator Jamie Hanes's conversational style punctuated with grave notes fits perfectly with this environmental clarion call. Mathews focuses on western pine forests as a microcosm for the dangers to all native trees from fires, beetles, industry clear-cutting, environmentalists who refuse to allow any burning or logging, and the constantly climbing temperatures. Narrator Hanes... Read More

  • HATE CRUSH

    HATE CRUSH

    by Angelina M. Lopez | Read by Scarlette Hayes

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Scarlette Hayes narrates a scorching enemies-to-lovers story set in a tiny mountain kingdom famous for its wine. Princesa Sofia of the Monte del Vino Real wants the world to focus on her winery, not her party-girl past. Hayes perfectly captures Sofia's incandescent rage at not being taken seriously despite her demonstrated excellence in her chosen field simply because she has... Read More

  • BEHIND THE FRAME

    BEHIND THE FRAME A Shepherd Sisters Mystery

    by Tracy Gardner | Read by Karissa Vacker

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    As this audiobook opens, Savanna Shepherd, a former art appraiser who is now an elementary school art teacher, has just led her town in winning the bid to host the prestigious Art in the Park competition. Someone, however, seems determined to prevent it from being a success. Then Savanna finds the city council member who is working on the festival stabbed to death. As she... Read More

  • DESERT NOTEBOOKS

    DESERT NOTEBOOKS A Road Map for the End of Time

    by Ben Ehrenreich | Read by David Bendena

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Narrator David Bendena succeeds in animating this provocative, nonlinear audiobook with his careful tone, judicious pace, close reading, and forward-moving cadence. He narrates Ehrenreich's musings, reports, descriptions, and commentary with enough urgency to capture the author's apocalyptic take on the fate of the planet (warning: it may already be too late); the political... Read More

  • MURDER IN THE EAST END

    MURDER IN THE EAST END

    by Jennifer Ashley | Read by Anne-Marie Piazza

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Anne-Marie Piazza makes listeners connect uniquely with each character in this Victorian-era mystery. Cook Kat Holloway learns that children have been mysteriously disappearing from London's Foundling Hospital. When a nurse from the hospital also disappears, Kat and her eclectic group of friends--ranging from her kitchen maid to a mathematical genius and the daughter... Read More

  • TEA CHEST

    TEA CHEST

    by Heidi Chiavaroli | Read by Kate Marcin, Jane Oppenheimer

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    Two Boston women, separated by centuries, captivate listeners as each makes choices about patriotism, romantic love, and divine love. Narrator Jane Oppenheimer portrays Emma, a young colonial who falls in love with a Patriot even though her family members are Loyalists. Oppenheimer gives Emma a genteel, warm voice, although when Emma is being tortured in prison, her voice is... Read More

  • IGGY PECK AND THE MYSTERIOUS MANSION

    IGGY PECK AND THE MYSTERIOUS MANSION

    by Andrea Beaty | Read by Joel Froomkin

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Joel Froomkin uses drama and passion to develop the voice of young architect Iggy Peck as he goes on a building quest with his friends, the Questioneers, at a mysterious mansion. Lively music and sound effects capture the excitement and eeriness of the story, setting the scene for a grand adventure. The animated voice of Aunt Bernice as she reacts to each surprise adds... Read More

  • THURGOOD MARSHALL

    THURGOOD MARSHALL The Making of America #6

    by Teri Kanefield | Read by David Sadzin

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator David Sadzin tells the story of Thurgood Marshall, best known for his court victory ending legal racial segregation in public schools and for later becoming a Supreme Court justice. Sadzin sets the scene as the audiobook explores Marshall's childhood and school years, a time when Black people were barred from many facets of public life, frequently discriminated... Read More

  • THE BODY IN THE GARDEN

    THE BODY IN THE GARDEN

    by Katharine Schellman | Read by Henrietta Meir

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    In a clipped British accent, Henrietta Meir performs this complex mystery set in Regency London. Newly widowed Lily Adler's aristocratic tones reflect her keen observational skills as she and her husband's friend, Navy captain Jack Hartley, along with West Indies heiress Miss Ofelia Oswald, investigate a death in the garden. While Meir adopts a commanding accent for Hartley,... Read More

  • THE GREAT UPENDING

    THE GREAT UPENDING

    by Beth Kephart | Read by Whitney Dykhouse

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Whitney Dykhouse creates the perfect dreamlike tone for this lyrical novel set in Pennsylvania farm country. Twelve-year-old Sara has Marfan syndrome and needs a heart operation that her parents can't afford. When The Mister rents a cottage on the family farm, Sara and her brother, Hawk, discover that solving the mystery of why he's there could prove profitable.... Read More

  • THE CLUTTER CORPSE

    THE CLUTTER CORPSE

    by Simon Brett | Read by Simon Brett

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    A new series by author/narrator Simon Brett is cause for rejoicing. Ellen Curtis is a declutterer who works with hoarders and those who need a nudge at organization. Brett's portrayal of low-key Ellen is supportive and tactful when she needs to persuade her clients to let go of possessions. Listeners will be intrigued by elderly Queenie, who has 11 cats, and Ashleigh, who loves... Read More

  • FROM HERE TO THERE

    FROM HERE TO THERE The Art and Science of Finding and losing Our Way

    by Michael Bond | Read by Pete Cross

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Pete Cross narrates with clarity and precision, assuming just the right pace for this fascinating audiobook on the meaning of navigation. His style lets the information speak for itself, illuminating the complex science. The result is an audiobook that sounds authoritative as Bond addresses human navigation, way finding, and the positives and negatives of getting lost, doing so... Read More

  • THE VOTING BOOTH

    THE VOTING BOOTH

    by Brandy Colbert | Read by Robin Eller, Cary Hite

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    The events of this audiobook unfold over the course of a single election day as two Black teens vote for the first time. Robin Eller voices Marva, who is first in line at her polling place. She meets Duke, voiced by Cary Hite, when the poll workers can't find Duke's name on the registration list. Making sure his vote gets counted leads them on a long and winding journey during... Read More

  • WE ARE NOT FROM HERE

    WE ARE NOT FROM HERE

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Jenny Torres Sanchez | Read by Marisa Blake

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Marisa Blake portrays the cruelty and menace of Rey, a gang leader in Guatemala. Blake’s depiction of the terror he evokes in three teens who flee him is heartbreaking. The story is told in alternating chapters by Pequena and Pulga. Pequena was raped by Rey and bore a son she can’t stand to care for. Her cousin, Pulga, and his best friend, Chico, witnessed Rey murder a... Read More

  • THREE APPLES FELL FROM THE SKY

    THREE APPLES FELL FROM THE SKY

    by Narine Abgaryan | Read by Anoush NeVart

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    This folkloric tale is ultimately a story of human resilience in the face of unbelievable hardship. Narrator Anoush NeVart recounts the disasters and personal tragedies that beset an isolated village in the Armenian highlands. Her delivery is straightforward and largely dispassionate as she chronicles war, drought, insect infestations, famine, mudslides, and the deaths of so... Read More

  • WRONG TURN

    WRONG TURN Roadtripping, Book 2

    by Samantha Chase | Read by C.J. Bloom

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Narrator C.J. Bloom's voice drips with the exasperation that Chelsea Cooper feels for Drew Russo at the beginning of this audiobook. Chelsea and Drew are thrown together when their best friends, Bianca and Jimmy, fall in love and elope. Drew is given the job of keeping Chelsea from crashing the wedding. This results in a road trip. Bianca is quite obnoxious, and Bloom portrays... Read More

  • AN EXQUISITE CORPSE

    AN EXQUISITE CORPSE

    by Helen A. Harrison | Read by Pete Cross

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    Pete Cross is an effective narrator of this audiobook. In 1943, a group of surrealist artists were forced into exile from France by the Nazis. Now they're living in New York City. When Wilfredo Lam is found dead, dressed in a bizarre assortment of costumes related to a surrealist game, the artist community quickly closes ranks. The police focus on Cuban and Chinese immigrants... Read More

  • THE BEST MAN PLAN

    THE BEST MAN PLAN Boots and Bouquets Series, Book 1

    by Jaci Burton | Read by Holly Chandler

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    The story starts off with Erin Bellini being dumped by her fiancé by email just days before their wedding. Narrator Holly Chandler's voice reflects all the emotion of that trauma. Erin works at her family's vineyard, where her wedding was to take place. Both of her parents are from Ireland, and Chandler gives them pleasant lilts. Jason Callum, a veterinarian, has always been... Read More

  • FELICITY CARROL AND THE MURDEROUS MENACE

    FELICITY CARROL AND THE MURDEROUS MENACE Felicity Carrol, Book 2

    by Patricia Marcantonio | Read by Lillian Rachel

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    British-born narrator Lillian Rachel deftly moves between the posh accent of London's Detective Felicity Carrol and the accents of the American Old West in this new audiobook inspired by one of the most infamous unsolved crimes of all time. When Detective Carrol's good friend becomes ill after dedicating his life to finding Jack the Ripper, Felicity follows the trail to Montana... Read More

  • ANNA STRONG

    ANNA STRONG A Spy During the American Revolution

    by Sarah Glenn Marsh | Read by Heather Lind

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    Dramatic music and appropriate sound effects set the scene for this Revolutionary War biography of the fearless Patriot spy Anna Smith Strong. Narrator Heather Lind's serious tone adds gravitas to the story of Strong's dangerous exploits as she spied on British soldiers from her Long Island estate. As the only woman in the Culper Spy Ring, Strong was less suspicious than male... Read More

  • SMALL IN THE CITY

    SMALL IN THE CITY

    by Sydney Smith | Read by Stephanie Willing

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Stephanie Willing creates a soft voice for a small child who describes a typical day in the city in order to help soothe some of the common fears of big-city life. Calming music throughout also reflects the personality of the main character. Bustling background noises of the city include traffic humming, construction hammering, dogs barking, and the wind blowing, which... Read More

  • THE TOTAL ECLIPSE OF NESTOR LOPEZ

    THE TOTAL ECLIPSE OF NESTOR LOPEZ

    by Adrianna Cuevas | Read by Anthony Rey Perez

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    Anthony Rey Perez narrates this story of a Cuban-American boy who has a secret ability to communicate with animals. When sixth-grader Nestor moves in with his abuela while his father is deployed in Afghanistan, he discovers there is something creepy lurking in her woods. As Nestor and his new friends investigate, they discover that an evil shape-shifting witch has been... Read More

  • UNYIELDING HOPE

    UNYIELDING HOPE When Hope Calls, Book 1

    by Janette Oke, Laurel Oke Logan | Read by Nancy Peterson

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Narrator Nancy Peterson brings listeners to the idyllic Canadian prairie with this audiobook companion to the Hallmark show "When Hope Calls." Adoptee Lillian Walsh rejoices to discover that her birth sister, Grace, is alive. Peterson smoothly reunites Lillian and Grace and gives them a shared mission, helping to place other orphan children in good homes. The plight of the... Read More

  • WHEREVER I GO

    WHEREVER I GO

    by Mary Wagley Copp | Read by Charon Normand-Widmer

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    Charon Normand-Widmer energetically narrates this story of life in a refugee camp for one imaginative little girl. Abia moves through her daily routine in Ethiopia's Shimelba Camp picturing herself a queen: strong and clever and gentle, as needed. Normand-Widmer's rich and resonant voice expresses Abia's delightful self-confidence in her current circumstances and her uneasiness... Read More

  • VIAL THINGS

    VIAL THINGS Resurrectionist, Book 1

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Leah Clifford | Read by Aaron Landon, Katie Koster

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Aaron Landon and Katie Koster masterfully narrate a paranormal fantasy in which death isn't permanent. Allie is a young resurrectionist capable of reviving the recently dead with a unique genetic mutation in her blood. When someone begins hunting resurrectionists and preventing their revivals, Allie must rely on an unlikely partner--a homeless boy named Ploy. Koster imbues... Read More

  • BOOKED FOR DEATH

    BOOKED FOR DEATH Book Lover's B&B Mystery, Book 1

    by Victoria Gilbert | Read by Suzie Althens

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    As this audiobook opens, Charlotte Reed has recently inherited Chapters, a B&B dedicated to literature, from her enigmatic great-aunt, Isabella. As a week dedicated to the theme of mystery author Josephine Tey takes place, Charlotte discovers that one of her guests has alienated everyone at Chapters. Thus, when he is stabbed, listeners have a wealth of characters to suspect. As... Read More

  • GITTEL'S JOURNEY

    GITTEL'S JOURNEY An Ellis Island Story

    by Leslea Newman | Read by Sarah Beth Goer

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Sarah Beth Goer evokes 9-year-old Gittel's every emotion in this historical fiction about the nineteenth-century immigrant experience. When her mother is denied passage to America because of an eye infection, Gittel bravely makes the journey alone, arriving at Ellis Island to discover that the address her mother gave her to go to is illegible. Lost and alone, Gittel... Read More

  • THE FIXED STARS

    THE FIXED STARS

    by Molly Wizenberg | Read by Erin Mallon

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Molly Wizenberg, memoirist and cohost of the podcast "Spilled Milk," partners with narrator Erin Mallon to share the next chapter in her life's journey. Mallon's companionable tone anchors the unfolding events. As a self-described "by-the-book" child, Wizenberg possessed a keen desire to succeed and advocate for others. Her life was upended at age 36 when, on jury duty, she... Read More

  • MISCONDUCT OF THE HEART

    MISCONDUCT OF THE HEART

    by Cordelia Strube | Read by Eve Passeltiner

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Eve Passeltiner delivers a relatable performance as Stevie, a kitchen manager who is a recovering alcoholic, in this somber novel. Stevie has had a hard life since she was gang-raped and left pregnant at a young age. She now keeps her feelings compartmentalized. Passeltiner displays Stevie's reluctance to engage with her emotions by keeping an even tone and unhurried... Read More

  • ALL WE BURIED

    ALL WE BURIED

    by Elena Taylor | Read by Teri Schnaubelt

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Teri Schnaubelt initially uses a warm yet terse tone for the dialogue of Interim Sheriff Bet Rivers of Collier, Washington. Bet's first homicide investigation as the top cop revolves around a body found floating in a glacial lake in the Cascade Mountains. The scratchy male voices Schnaubelt adopts reflect the outdoor lifestyles of the deputies, townsmen, and Bet's late... Read More

  • A STUDY IN MURDER

    A STUDY IN MURDER A Victorian Book Club, Book 1

    by Callie Hutton | Read by Rosie Akerman

    Dreamscape | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Rosie Akerman's British upper-crust tones keep pace with this delightful cozy mystery set in late-nineteenth-century Bath, England. Lady Amy Lovell, having broken her engagement to Mr. Ronald St. Vincent just days before, finds his body skewered by a bloody knife in her library. Considered a prime suspect by the local detectives, Lady Amy investigates the murder, using... Read More

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