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  • CONSCIOUS

    CONSCIOUS A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind

    by Annaka Harris | Read by Annaka Harris

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    While it may be hard to conceptualize consciousness and free will, author and narrator Annaka Harris provides listeners with a concise guide to begin understanding the inner workings of the mind. Narrating with a steady pace and a clear tone, Harris uses examples of consciousness found in the natural world and questions the existence of the felt experience relating to current... Read More

  • SO YOU WANT TO START A PODCAST

    SO YOU WANT TO START A PODCAST Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Story, and Building a Community that Will Listen

    by Kristen Meinzer | Read by Kristen Meinzer

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Business & Finance

    Kristen Meinzer's energetic narration is well suited to her information-packed account of what it takes to put together a successful podcast and keep it going. Meinzer comes to her expertise naturally, having hosted three outstanding podcasts that reached more than 10 million listeners. Her background in journalism as a commentator, producer, and former director of nonfiction... Read More

  • DEATHLESS DIVIDE

    DEATHLESS DIVIDE Dread Nation, Book 2

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Justine Ireland | Read by Bahni Turpin, Jordan Cobb

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Two narrators portray the dynamic relationship of the heroines in this compelling sequel to DREAD NATION. In an alternate history, zombies risen from Civil War battlefields are turning folks into undead across the country. Alternating chapters reveal the viewpoints of two African-American characters, both trained assassins who struggle to find their true identities. Bahni... Read More

  • BOYS & SEX

    BOYS & SEX Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity

    by Peggy Orenstein | Read by Peggy Orenstein

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Author and narrator Peggy Orenstein is no stranger to conversations about sex. Here she casts a comprehensive look at how young men navigate intimacy. Her conversational pace and tonal shifts lend themselves well to an audiobook that features several interviews as it engages listeners with a deeper understanding of how boys think and behave. Orenstein includes perspectives from... Read More

  • YES NO MAYBE SO

    YES NO MAYBE SO

    by Becky Albertalli, Aisha Saeed | Read by Tiya Sircar, Michael Crouch

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrating alternating chapters, Michael Crouch and Tiya Sircar are just as appealing as the pair of Georgia teens they portray. Jamie and Maya are thrown together while canvassing for a local candidate. Crouch is endearingly awkward as Jamie, who's nervous about knocking on doors--but that's nothing compared to the idea of giving a speech at his little sister's bat mitzvah.... Read More

  • IT WOULD BE NIGHT IN CARACAS

    IT WOULD BE NIGHT IN CARACAS

    by Karina Sainz Borgo, Elizabeth Bryer [Trans.] | Read by Ana Osorio

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Ana Osorio narrates this timely and relevant work about a young woman struggling to survive amid the political and financial chaos in Venezuela. The audiobook opens with Adelaida Falcon burying her mother. Now alone, Adelaida must find a way to live with the inhumane conditions brought by the political crisis. With her soft voice and Spanish accent, Orsorio vividly renders the... Read More

  • KINDNESS AND WONDER

    KINDNESS AND WONDER Why Mister Rogers Matters Now More Than Ever

    by Gavin Edwards | Read by Jeremy Arthur

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Jeremy Arthur's voice is gentle, although not quite as much as Mister Rogers's, as he narrates Gavin Edwards's biography and musings on the TV icon. Edwards traces the evolution of Rogers's show from "Children's Corner" on Pittsburgh public TV station WQED to its conclusion early in the 21st century. He looks into vague rumblings of discontent in Rogers's neighborhood,... Read More

  • EVERYDAY UBUNTU

    EVERYDAY UBUNTU Living Better Together, the African Way

    by Mungi Ngomane | Read by Nontombi Naomi Tutu

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    Nontombi Naomi Tutu is the wise voice leading us through the 14 essential lessons of the Ubuntu philosophy. She captures the essence of these principles in a gentle, purposeful voice. We are guided by the ear through a listening experience that hopes to ground us in our shared humanity. In so doing, Tutu transmits the nurturing leadership style of the author Mungi Ngomane,... Read More

  • LOVE HER OR LOSE HER

    LOVE HER OR LOSE HER Hot & Hammered, Book 2

    by Tessa Bailey | Read by Charlotte North

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Rosie's frustration with her husband, Dominic, is evident right from the beginning of this audiobook. Narrator Charlotte North articulates Rosie's raw emotion about the state of her marriage. At her wit's end, the 27-year-old decides enough is enough and walks out on her marriage of almost 10 years. Dominic, also in his late 20s, knows he hasn't been the best husband in recent... Read More

  • SINS OF THE FATHERS

    SINS OF THE FATHERS J.P. Beaumont, Book 24

    by J.A. Jance | Read by Alan Sklar

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Alan Sklar returns to narrate the 24th book in Jance's J.P. Beaumont series. His deep pitch and avuncular tone are perfect for Beau, the retired homicide detective, now private investigator, who is hired to find a woman who abandoned her newborn daughter. As the story says, "you can't outrun your past," and this proves true for Beau when his investigation turns into a personal... Read More

  • CAST AWAY

    CAST AWAY Poems for Our Time

    by Naomi Shihab Nye | Read by Naomi Shihab Nye

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Listeners won't look at the discarded things around them in the same way after hearing this poetry collection on audio. With a warm voice and a storyteller's cadence, Young People's Poet Laureate Naomi Shihab Nye shares her experiences as a self-appointed trash collector, armed with gardening gloves, tongs, and a bag. Nye's appealing and engaging narration style makes her... Read More

  • MERCY HOUSE

    MERCY HOUSE

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Alena Dillon | Read by Dawn Harvey, Catherine Ho, Scarlette Hayes, Eboni Flowers, Caitlin Kelly, Bahni Turpin

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Alena Dillon's debut novel reveals the inequities and injustices wrought by the misuse of power. Stellar performances by an amazing cast peel away layers of pain, abuse, rage, and distrust. Three Catholic nuns in Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy neighborhood run a shelter for women brutalized by the men in their lives. Bishop Hawkins, who believes their work offends Catholic doctrine, is... Read More

  • EIGHT PERFECT MURDERS

    EIGHT PERFECT MURDERS

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Peter Swanson | Read by Graham Halstead

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Graham Halstead voices Malcolm Kershaw, crime fiction bookstore owner, with a perfect next-door-neighbor tone that simply seduces the listener into trusting him. Several years ago, Kershaw posted a blog describing eight mysteries in which the murderer succeeds in committing the perfect unsolvable crime. Now an FBI agent approaches Kershaw with that list because she... Read More

  • NOT SO PURE AND SIMPLE

    NOT SO PURE AND SIMPLE

    by Lamar Giles | Read by Korey Jackson

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Korey Jackson puts the listener into the mind of Delbert "Del" Rainey as he navigates the tricky waters of high school relationships. Since Del has crushed on Kiera for as long as he can remember, he doesn't see the harm in telling a few white lies to get close to her. When he does so, his past reputation (both true and false) comes back to bite him. Jackson's deep,... Read More

  • HERE IN THE REAL WORLD

    HERE IN THE REAL WORLD

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Sara Pennypacker | Read by Noah Galvin

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Noah Galvin's dreamy tones depict the introversion of 11-year-old Ware, who enters medieval worlds more readily than he takes part in the "normal" life that surrounds him. Faced with a summer of attending a chaotic rec program, Ware discovers peace and quiet in a deserted church next door. It doesn't remain peaceful for long. He soon meets the cynical Jolene, a girl... Read More

  • NO GOING BACK

    NO GOING BACK

    by Sheena Kamal | Read by Bahni Turpin

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Bahni Turpin's experience and skill as a narrator shine in her capable delivery of this international story of gangs and police. We follow Nora Watts from Canada to Asia as she makes a mad dash for survival. Turpin sets a steady pace, which helps us keep track of the ever-changing scenes, and her pitch and tone allow us to experience Nora's escalating turmoil. She creates... Read More

  • THE LITTLE BOOK OF BIG LIES

    THE LITTLE BOOK OF BIG LIES A Journey into Inner Fitness

    by Tina Lifford | Read by Tina Lifford

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    Delivering this gentle invitation to develop all the layers of yourself, a veteran TV actress narrates with the slow cadence and solid believability of a bighearted preacher. Tina Lifford's vocal tone and style are deeply rewarding to hear; her sound has the character of someone who cares about how her listeners grapple with today's world of false narratives and fragmented... Read More

  • FINDING CHIKA

    FINDING CHIKA A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family

    by Mitch Albom | Read by Mitch Albom

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Mitch Albom and his wife didn't raise kids of their own, but when he talks about having become guardian to a Haitian girl named Chika, his voice takes on a father's tone. The couple brought Chika from their orphanage in Haiti to the U.S. to have a brain tumor treated. The story is framed as an imaginary conversation with the girl, who died at age 7 after beating the odds for... Read More

  • THE LAST SEANCE

    THE LAST SEANCE Tales of the Supernatural

    by Agatha Christie | Read by Fenella Woolgar

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    English actress Fenella Woolgar brings her talents to the narration of some of Agatha Christie's most frightening tales of suspense and the supernatural. Woolgar's delivery is done in a variety of accents ranging from French to Scottish, and even a posh English accent that makes one imagine Agatha Christie is personally delivering the reading. For listeners who love the stories... Read More

  • THE OPERATOR

    THE OPERATOR

    by Gretchen Berg | Read by Allyson Ryan

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Allyson Ryan deftly captures the mix of insight and humor in this first novel about the power of gossip and small-town life in the 1950s. With characterizations that are sharp without being unkind, she introduces us to the inhabitants of Wooster, Ohio, where conventionality dominates the social order on the surface of things. Underneath, of course, people are... Read More

  • INFINITY SON

    INFINITY SON Infinity Cycle, Book 1

    by Adam Silvera | Read by Robbie Daymond, Kirby Heyborne, Maria Liatis, Elliot Knight

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Twins Emil and Brighton get caught up in the dangerous world of specters--people who steal powers from magical creatures--and Spell Walkers--a group of people born with powers to destroy. This is the first installment of a fantasy trilogy set in a New York populated with hydras and phoenixes. Four excellent narrators bring the teenage characters to life, and their distinct... Read More

  • JOURNEY TO JO'BURG

    JOURNEY TO JO'BURG

    by Beverley Naidoo | Read by C.M. Smith

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    C.M. Smith narrates this 1986 novel documenting the era of South African racial segregation. Thirteen-year-old Naledi and her brother journey from their rural village to distant Johannesburg to bring their mother home to save their dying baby sister. Naledi's voice is determined and steady, matching her decisive and caring personality. In Jo'burg, they meet Grace, who shelters... Read More

  • LIKE SISTERS ON THE HOMEFRONT

    LIKE SISTERS ON THE HOMEFRONT

    by Rita Williams-Garcia | Read by Joniece Abbott-Pratt

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Joniece Abbot-Pratt delivers a dynamic listening experience of a book originally published 25 years ago. When 14-year-old Gayle becomes pregnant again, her mother sends her to live with her uncle's family in Georgia, along with her baby, José. Away from her friends, she's stuck hanging out with her straitlaced cousin, Cookie, and caring for her dying grandmother,... Read More

  • LITTLE GODS

    LITTLE GODS

    by Meng Jin | Read by Karen Huie, Francois Chau, Emily Woo Zeller

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    A trio of gifted narrators performs this debut novel told from alternating points of view. After her mother, Su Lan, dies, Liya returns to China, the homeland she left as a toddler, and uncovers truths about her parents and her own past. Karen Huie, Francois Chau, and Emily Woo Zeller voice the elderly Zhu Wen, Su Lan's former neighbor in China; Yongzong, Liya's father, who... Read More

  • AFRICAVILLE

    AFRICAVILLE

    by Jeffrey Colvin | Read by Robin Miles

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    This novel is set in a little known Nova Scotian community of transplanted Jamaicans and individuals of African descent (which is based on the real community of Africville). The story also moves to Montreal, Alabama, and Vermont and spans most of the twentieth century. Robin Miles's narration smooths the sometimes abrupt transitions between episodes so listeners can experience... Read More

  • ANYONE

    ANYONE

    by Charles Soule | Read by Emily Woo Zeller

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Emily Woo Zeller's fast-paced narration underscores the life-and-death stakes in this speculative sci-fi thriller, which traverses two near-future timeframes. Scientist Gabrielle White accidentally discovers an astonishing technology for transferring consciousness into the body of another person. Fast-forward 25 years, and a young woman, Annami, navigates a disturbing future in... Read More

  • THE GERMAN HOUSE

    THE GERMAN HOUSE

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Annette Hess, Elisabeth Lauffer [Trans.] | Read by Nina Franoszek

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    Finding answers and hope through post-Holocaust fiction is a challenge, yet this gripping audiobook succeeds because of the power of the dialogue as delivered by narrator Nina Franoszek. From the beginning, Annette Hess's novel uses an unusual approach to the 1963 Auschwitz war crimes trials in Frankfurt. The story focuses on Eva Bruhns, a naïve 24-year-old who accepts a job as... Read More

  • THE DIVERS' GAME

    THE DIVERS' GAME

    by Jesse Ball | Read by Cassandra Campbell, Sophie Amoss, Devon Hales

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Jesse Ball's chilling dystopian tale is set in a bleak future in which citizens are "pats" who live in fear of the branded "quads," migrants, prisoners, and parolees who are separated from society and seen as something less than human. The story is told in three distinct sections. Sophie Amoss narrates "Ogias' Day" with a mix of curiosity and fear as two students become... Read More

  • THE STYLIST TAKES MANHATTAN

    THE STYLIST TAKES MANHATTAN Amber Green, Book 2

    by Rosie Nixon | Read by Emma Fenney

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Emma Fenney returns as exuberant stylist Amber, who takes on Manhattan with her boyfriend, Rob. Amber books freelance work, and her gigs feature triumphs that alternate with disasters such as wailing children with whiny requests during a kids' photo shoot, which Fenney delivers appropriately. The couple adjusts to living together in a tiny Brooklyn apartment with a... Read More

  • THE FALL OF GONDOLIN

    THE FALL OF GONDOLIN

    by J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien | Read by Timothy West, Samuel West

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Father-and-son narrators deliver this literary collaboration between Christopher Tolkien and his father, J.R.R. Tolkien. Samuel West narrates various incomplete versions of Tolkien's story of Tuor's journey to Gondolin and the fate of that city, handling the elevated style and the many fantastic names of people and places with aplomb. Timothy West interjects with Christopher... Read More

  • ST. FRANCIS SOCIETY FOR WAYWARD PETS

    ST. FRANCIS SOCIETY FOR WAYWARD PETS

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Annie England Noblin | Read by Sarah Naughton

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Sarah Naughton delivers a charming narration of this story about a woman discovering herself as she becomes acquainted with her late mother. Maeve Stephens is recovering from a humiliating breakup, a mugging, and a lost job when she learns that her biological mother, Annabelle, has died. Naughton portrays the overwhelmed protagonist with tender humor, capturing her reluctant... Read More

  • LOVEBOAT, TAIPEI

    LOVEBOAT, TAIPEI

    by Abigail Hing Wen | Read by Emily Woo Zeller

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Emily Woo Zeller's immersive performance highlights the sweeping drama of first love, friendship, and self-discovery. Ever Wong's parents expect her to become a doctor, a career for which they've made countless sacrifices. But Ever has her heart set on being a professional dancer. When, during her last summer before starting college, Ever is sent to Taiwan to study... Read More

  • INTO THE PLANET

    INTO THE PLANET My Life as a Cave Diver

    by Jill Heinerth | Read by Jill Heinerth

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Jill Heinerth loves cave diving. That's clear in her prose, and it's also crystal clear in her voice as she describes diving in dangerous underwater caves among unknown species and stalactites and frightening cold. Heinerth is incredibly brave and skilled as she breaks barriers diving in the deepest cave in the world, in Mexico, and inside the biggest iceberg in recorded... Read More

  • THE WICKED REDHEAD

    THE WICKED REDHEAD Wicked City, Book 2

    by Beatriz Williams | Read by Dara Rosenberg, Julie McKay

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    The two narrators from WICKED CITY (Book 1 in the series) return to masterfully guide listeners through the continuing stories of two very different women: Ginger (the "Wicked Redhead"), who is living during Prohibition days, and Ella, a modern-day accountant who has recently become single. Dara Rosenberg voices Ginger with a mountain holler twang and a consistently high level... Read More

  • THE CONTENDER

    THE CONTENDER The Story of Marlon Brando

    by William J. Mann | Read by Will Damron

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Mann's well-researched biography of the complex and acclaimed actor Marlon Brando, well known for his social and political causes, is skillfully narrated by Will Damron. Damron's measured baritone is a perfect match to the sprawling artistic arcs of the subject's life. His quiet and intimate narration style quickly captures the listener's attention and easily maintains... Read More

  • MY FAKE RAKE

    MY FAKE RAKE The Union of the Rakes, Book 1

    by Eva Leigh | Read by Zara Hampton-Brown

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Listeners will delight in Zara Hampton-Brown's rousing and humorous performance, which fully embraces the high jinks that ensue in this romance. Lady Grace, a devoted scientist, transforms her colleague, Sebastian Holloway, into a notorious suitor to draw the attention of another man. When the socially awkward pair enlist the help of a revered duke, Hampton-Brown doesn't miss a... Read More

  • THE OTHER, BETTER ME

    THE OTHER, BETTER ME

    by Antony John | Read by Bailey Carr

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Bailey Carr establishes a youthful voice and Southern accent for 10-year-old Lola, who lives with her Momma in the resort town of Myrtle Beach. Lola and Momma have been doing just fine by themselves, but now that Lola has entered fifth grade, things start to change. She becomes curious about her absent father, an Australian tourist who left before she was born. Carr's... Read More

  • RIBBONS OF SCARLET

    RIBBONS OF SCARLET A Novel of the French Revolution's Women

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Kate Quinn, Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie, E. Knight, Sophie Perinot, Heather Webb | Read by Marisa Calin, Lisa Flanagan, Barrie Kreinik, Saskia Maarleveld, Cassandra Campbell, Lauren Ezzo

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    Six experienced performers portray the women who are featured in these interwoven novellas of the French Revolution. They use unaccented speech for the narrative and a subtle French accent for the dialogue--with the exception of the last two chapters, in which the French accents are harsh and brittle. In "The Philosopher," Sophie de Grouchy de Condorcet is portrayed as an... Read More

  • THE GIMMICKS

    THE GIMMICKS

    by Chris McCormick | Read by Will M. Watt, Mike Ortego, Mary Jane Wells

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    Will Watt and Mike Ortego provide the main narration of this novel about the multigenerational impact of the Armenian Genocide. The story blends the worlds of wrestling and backgammon with scenes of political intrigue and violence. Both narrators do not overemphasize the most devastating moments, focusing listeners' attention upon the effects of historical events on the course... Read More

  • STAY

    STAY

    by Bobbie Pyron | Read by Kathleen McInerney, Kirby Heyborne

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Kathleen McInerney narrates most of this story about homelessness, pets, and modern life. Kirby Heyborne impeccably portrays Baby, the loving and lovable dog owned by homeless Jewel Knight. Listeners will accompany the Trudeau family as they move into Hope House, join the endless lines for food and clothing, and try to remain optimistic. Twelve-year-old Piper notices Jewel,... Read More

  • NICE TRY

    NICE TRY Stories of Best Intentions and Mixed Results

    by Josh Gondelman | Read by Josh Gondelman

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Comedian Josh Gondelman recounts his life in an amusing and recognizable manner. He exudes a charismatic and authentic vocal quality that is identical to his stand-up persona. Through essays and lists, Gondelman shares candid stories of mishaps in his life and explains in a signature style how he overcame them. His career and romantic catastrophes are some of the most... Read More

  • SONTAG

    SONTAG Her Life and Work

    by Benjamin Moser | Read by Tavia Gilbert

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Tavia Gilbert's narration is empathetic as she conveys the considerable drama in Susan Sontag's life. Sontag was one of the most interesting thinkers of her time, and Benjamin Moser's intimate biography helps listeners understand how she created and re-created herself. Gilbert does not attempt to create voices for the many friends, enemies, and relatives who are quoted, but it... Read More

  • STEALING GREEN MANGOES

    STEALING GREEN MANGOES Two Brothers, Two Fates, One Indian Childhood

    by Sunil Dutta | Read by Sunil Malhotra

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Mirroring the author's intensity, intelligence, and central-Indian vocal tones and rhythms, Sunil Malhotra gives a first-rate narration of this wise and penetrating memoir. As a boy, Dutta followed his heart from the crowded refugee camps of Jaipur to the mean streets of Los Angeles. He led an accomplished life as a translator of traditional Indian poetry and a plant biologist,... Read More

  • THE CLERGYMAN'S WIFE

    THE CLERGYMAN'S WIFE

    by Molly Greeley | Read by Susie Riddell

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    Narrator Susie Riddell portrays every one of the many characters in Greeley's Austen-inspired novel so credibly that it's hard to believe she's alone in the recording booth. In the world of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, Elizabeth Bennet's friend, Charlotte Lucas, has made a sensible match, marrying Vicar William Collins. His patroness, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, keeps Collins on a short... Read More

  • LOST IN THE SPANISH QUARTER

    LOST IN THE SPANISH QUARTER

    by Heddi Goodrich | Read by Lisa Flanagan

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Lisa Flanagan's quiet, reflective delivery is well matched to this coming-of-age story set in Naples. The story is told in retrospect. Heddi, an American, is reminded of her student years in Italy after receiving an unexpected email from Pietro, her first love and the man she lived with in Naples's Spanish Quarter during college. Flanagan successfully navigates one of the major... Read More

  • ESCAPING EXODUS

    ESCAPING EXODUS

    by Nicky Drayden | Read by Cherise Boothe, Adenrele Ojo

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Listening to this audiobook is a visceral, bizarre, unsettling experience. After leaving earth, humans have settled inside giant space beasts, using them as habitat, sustenance, and ship. The story centers on two young women: Seske, the future matriarch of the ship, and her childhood friend, Adalla, one of the lowly beast-workers who keep it running. Both are caught in the... Read More

  • FACE IT

    FACE IT

    by Debbie Harry | Read by Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, Clem Burke, Alannah Currie, Gary Valentine

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Debbie Harry is best known for her vocal work as a singer, but here the musician becomes a narrator to regale us with stories of her unique life as the lead female singer of Blondie in the mid-to-late 1970s. Fans of the group will be delighted that this book is punctuated with cameos by her band members Clem Burke and Gary Valentine, who pepper the drug-filled escapades with... Read More

  • GREAT SOCIETY

    GREAT SOCIETY A New History of the 1960s in America

    by Amity Shlaes | Read by Terence Aselford

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Terence Aselford brings an announcer's voice to this work as he peppers listeners with the statistics and anecdotes in its opening summary. Shlaes takes a skeptical view of the Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society," which expanded government in the 1960s. She cites problems such as the urban housing projects that turned to space-age materials to curb vandalism as factory jobs left... Read More

  • HAZEL'S THEORY OF EVOLUTION

    HAZEL'S THEORY OF EVOLUTION

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Lisa Jenn Bigelow | Read by Kathleen McInerney

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Kathleen McInerney loses no time in transporting listeners into the complicated world of 13-year-old Hazel Brownlee-Wellington, who is navigating a momentous time in her life. Not only is she leaving her best friend due to school redistricting, but she also is facing the impending birth of a new sibling following two traumatic miscarriages. Also meriting her attention... Read More

  • NO MAP, GREAT TRIP: A YOUNG WRITER'S ROAD TO PAGE ONE

    NO MAP, GREAT TRIP: A YOUNG WRITER'S ROAD TO PAGE ONE

    by Paul Fleischman | Read by Andrew Eiden

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Listeners will enjoy being taken along for the ride as Newbery-winning children's author Paul Fleischman delivers reminiscences of his youth, especially of people and events that contributed to his becoming a writer. Also included are helpful writing prompts. Andrew Eiden's narration portrays young Paul as he describes traversing the U.S. by bicycle and reflects on what his... Read More

  • SUGGESTED READING

    SUGGESTED READING

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Dave Connis | Read by Kyla Garcia

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Kyla Garcia imprints her style and charisma upon this audiobook with her creation of teen voices that young listeners will find unforgettable. Her rhythm, timing, and inflections are so finely tuned that each character is easily recognizable. Clara Evans discovers a list of "prohibited media" that was secretly removed from the school library because it would "interfere... Read More

  • VERIFY

    VERIFY

    by Joelle Charbonneau | Read by Caitlin Kelly

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    In this dystopian audiobook, listeners are invited to imagine the far-reaching impact of fake news. Narrator Caitlin Kelly employs an unobtrusive style--a fitting choice for a plot-driven story. Sixteen-year-old Meri lives in a future version of Chicago, where she longs to become a government-approved artist just like her mother, who was recently killed in a car accident.... Read More

  • WHEN THE EARTH HAD TWO MOONS

    WHEN THE EARTH HAD TWO MOONS Cannibal Planets, Icy Giants, Dirty Comets, Dreadful Orbits, and the Origins of the Night Sky

    by Erik Asphaug | Read by Adam Verner

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Narrator Adam Verner's friendly, leisurely cadence immediately invites listeners into Eric Asphaug's discussion of the origins of our solar system. The renowned planetary geologist examines planetary formation, revealing new insights on perceptions of creation. From Kepler's laws to giant impact theory, Asphaug's concise writing style makes the subject accessible. Some of the... Read More

  • COSY

    COSY The British Art of Comfort

    by Laura Weir | Read by Michelle Ford

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    Michelle Ford's pleasantly British narration invites listeners to withdraw from the stress of an uncertain world, make tea, and curl up with this British cousin to Danish hygge or Swedish lagom schools of thought. Whether the author is chatting about how to make the perfect cuppa or musing on the cosy joys that open fires, brisk walks, and dressing for winter bring to our lives... Read More

  • THE SACRAMENT

    THE SACRAMENT

    by Olaf Olafsson | Read by Jane Copland

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Using a crisp French accent, narrator Jane Copland embodies Sister Johanna Marie, the featured character in this introspective Icelandic novel. The French nun tells a story that moves fluidly between her years as a college student in Paris in the 1960s; her investigation of abuse at a Catholic school in Reykjavik, ending in a priest's fall from a bell tower in 1987; and her... Read More

  • YOUR HOUSE WILL PAY

    YOUR HOUSE WILL PAY

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Steph Cha | Read by Greta Jung, Glenn Davis

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    The story may be fiction, but listeners will feel like they're hearing true crime--so captivating are the performances of narrators Greta Jung and Glenn Davis. The mystery involves Grace Park, a sheltered Korean pharmacist, and Shawn Matthews, who find themselves intertwined following a horrendous crime that rocks Los Angeles, where they both live. The result is a gripping... Read More

  • ELEVATOR PITCH

    ELEVATOR PITCH

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Linwood Barclay | Read by Johnathan McClain

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    This suspense, narrated superbly by Johnathan McClain, shows how the best audiobooks grab the listener at the outset and maintain their attention to the end. Linwood Barclay's story begins when four people board a New York office building elevator, which ascends to the top floor and then suddenly plummets. What seems to be a random accident repeats the next day and the next,... Read More

  • THE HOW & THE WHY

    THE HOW & THE WHY

    by Cynthia Hand | Read by Phoebe Strole, Erin Spencer

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Two narrators tell the story of a mother and the daughter she gives up for adoption. Erin Spencer portrays Sandra, an unwed 16-year-old, who writes a letter to her child, which the child can request when she turns 18. Spencer's voice begins with reluctance and becomes more emotional in later letters as she relates the hows and whys, along with the love, that informed Sandra's... Read More

  • NOW ENTERING ADDAMSVILLE

    NOW ENTERING ADDAMSVILLE

    by Francesca Zappia | Read by Amanda Dolan

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    With brusque tones and vivid characterizations, narrator Amanda Dolan gives listeners an insider's view of Addamsville--Zora Novak's hometown of ghosts, firestarters, clashing locals, and mixed motives. Following several mysterious fiery deaths, the sleazy "Dead Man Walking" television crew descends on the village, seeking to film a paranormal documentary. Dolan highlights the... Read More

  • HIGHFIRE

    HIGHFIRE

    by Eoin Colfer | Read by Johnny Heller

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Narrator Johnny Heller's pitch-perfect timing and thoughtful characterizations make the action and humor pop in this very adult contemporary fantasy. The setting is a Louisiana bayou; characters include the last of the dragons, an opportunistic teenager, and a dirty constable. Vern the dragon's comfortable life away from the prying eyes of humans is disturbed the night young... Read More

  • THE MEN OF BITTER CREEK

    THE MEN OF BITTER CREEK Bitter Creek, Book 0.5

    by Joan Johnston | Read by Tanya Eby

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Narrator Tanya Eby captivates listeners with her performances of two historical romances, both featuring jaded men discovering love unconventionally. In the first story, THE MAN FROM WOLF CREEK, mountain man Cale is accompanied by Raven, the daughter of another fur trader who tried to swindle Cale of his stock. When he was caught, a deal was made that Raven would help Cale... Read More

  • DANGEROUS ALLIANCE

    DANGEROUS ALLIANCE An Austentacious Romance

    by Jennieke Cohen | Read by Morag Sims

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Morag Sims's crisp British accent and lively pace characterize this Regency-era audiobook, reminiscent of an Austen novel. Seventeen-year-old Lady Victoria Aston (Vicky) is a romantic. Sims portrays her pluck, wit, self-assuredness, and longing for the close relationship she once had with Tom, her childhood friend. Sims deftly executes Tom's point of view--his caring... Read More

  • GET A LIFE, CHLOE BROWN

    GET A LIFE, CHLOE BROWN The Brown Sisters, Book 1

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Talia Hibbert | Read by Adjoa Andoh

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Adjoa Andoh's lively narration of this witty and steamy romance will have listeners grinning from ear to ear. Chloe Brown, who suffers from chronic pain and fibromyalgia, has a near-death experience and is inspired to make a list of goals that will change her life. At the top of the list is moving into her own flat, away from her wealthy and overbearing family. Andoh's... Read More

  • A BITTER FEAST

    A BITTER FEAST Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James, Book 18

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Deborah Crombie | Read by Gerard Doyle

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Gerard Doyle is simply wonderful narrating Crombie's exciting 18th outing with the crime-solving couple Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James. Doyle animates each of Crombie's numerous characters with slight shifts in voice and tone. The Kincaid family is invited to a posh country estate in the Cotswolds. They're looking forward to a relaxing getaway from their stressful Scotland Yard... Read More

  • THE BEST AT IT

    THE BEST AT IT

    by Maulik Pancholy | Read by Maulik Pancholy

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Actor and debut author Maulik Pancholy is the perfect narrator for this story inspired by his own experiences. In response to a bully at school, 12-year-old Rahul tries to prove that he is the best at something. While his family and his best friend, Chelsea, unconditionally support and love him, it takes some hilarious failures before Rahul comes to accept himself--a... Read More

  • COG

    COG

    by Greg van Eekhout | Read by James Fouhey

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator James Fouhey gives life and heart to a group of misfit robots on a mission to save themselves from the evil AI corporation "uniMIND." Cog (whose name is short for "cognitive development") is a robot who looks and acts remarkably human. After an accident leaves him damaged, Cog wakes up in a lab surrounded by scientists who want to remove his brain. With the help of... Read More

  • THE EDUCATION OF AN IDEALIST

    THE EDUCATION OF AN IDEALIST A Memoir

    by Samantha Power | Read by Samantha Power

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Samantha Power's appealing voice exhibits gravitas, humility, and humor in this remarkable memoir. She is clear and compelling as she reflects on multiple turning points in her life--emigrating from Ireland as a child, visiting Dachau and Anne Frank's house, reporting on the Bosnian genocide, being a foreign policy advisor to President Obama, and becoming U.N. ambassador. Power... Read More

  • WE FED AN ISLAND

    WE FED AN ISLAND The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time

    by José Andrés, Richard Wolffe | Read by José Andrés

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    With a heavy Spanish accent, chef José Andrés gives an authentic and sincere narration of this fascinating account of his grassroots, on-the ground experience beginning days after Puerto Rico's ravaging by the deadly Hurricane Maria. The humanitarian chef accomplished the impossible by circumnavigating the bureaucratic efforts of the Red Cross and FEMA to instead effectively... Read More

  • I'M TELLING THE TRUTH, BUT I'M LYING

    I'M TELLING THE TRUTH, BUT I'M LYING Essays

    by Bassey Ikpi | Read by Bassey Ikpi

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Nothing is off-limits in author/narrator Bassey Ikpi's unflinching look at her life as a poet, performer, woman, mother, and child. Her years as a spoken-word poet and performer are evident in the creation of this smooth listening experience. Ikpi is completely in control of her wide-ranging memoir as it switches between levity and seriousness. Listeners will laugh along when... Read More

  • SAPPHIRE FLAMES

    SAPPHIRE FLAMES Hidden Legacy, Book 4

    by Ilona Andrews | Read by Emily Rankin

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    In the latest installment of the Hidden Legacy series, narrated by Emily Rankin, Catalina is both Head of her House and manager of her family's magical investigative agency. When a case brings her face-to- face with her teenage crush, Catalina must struggle with her feelings for Alessandro while fighting powerful foes. The choice of a different narrator from that of the... Read More

  • THE HIDDEN WORLD OF THE FOX

    THE HIDDEN WORLD OF THE FOX

    by Adele Brand | Read by Jane McDowell

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Jane McDowell is an experienced and effective narrator of romances and mysteries, and what could be more romantic or more mysterious in nature than the fox--and its amazing adaptability to the contemporary urban setting? For some of us, British ecologist Adele Brand may be too focused on the British landscape, leaving the American listener to wonder how much of what she reports... Read More

  • THE BUTTERFLY GIRL

    THE BUTTERFLY GIRL Naomi Cottle, Book 2

    by Rene Denfeld | Read by Alyssa Bresnahan

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Alyssa Bresnahan narrates the second story of Naomi, an investigator who specializes in finding missing children. Naomi has an almost blind determination to locate her own missing sister, and Bresnahan infuses her character with the desperate tenacity that engulfs her life and threatens her marriage. Naomi befriends a homeless street kid, a girl named Celia, who imagines that... Read More

  • THE STARLET AND THE SPY

    THE STARLET AND THE SPY

    by Ji-min Lee | Read by Janet Song

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    In 1954, Marilyn Monroe embarked on a USO tour of Seoul. Janet Song narrates this story of the fictional Korean woman designated to be Marilyn's translator. Song delivers a delicate but not subservient manner for Alice, who begrudgingly agrees to accompany the starlet, despite the crisis in her personal life. Song's tone begins to warm as Alice discovers shared heartaches with... Read More

  • THE GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO GETTING LUCKY

    THE GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO GETTING LUCKY Montague Siblings, Book 1.5

    by Mackenzi Lee | Read by Christian Coulson

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Anyone who loved Percy and Monty in THE GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE will want to hear this sweet, brief novella sequel. Christian Coulson returns to narrate as Percy, Monty, Felicity, and their friends enjoy an extended idyll on Santorini, recovering from their adventures and thinking about what comes next. Coulson slips easily back into the characterizations--Felicity... Read More

  • CITIZEN OUTLAW

    CITIZEN OUTLAW One Man's Journey from Gangleader to Peacekeeper

    by Charles Barber | Read by Adam Lazarre-White

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Narrator Adam Lazarre-White brings effective phrasing, a steady pace, and a fine, deep timbre to this audiobook about poverty, crime, and redemption. William Juneboy Outlaw III went from impoverished child to street hood to gang leader before he got popped for murder and sentenced to 85 years in prison. Like many violent young men packed off to the penitentiary, Outlaw changed... Read More

  • A CRUEL DECEPTION

    A CRUEL DECEPTION Bess Crawford, Book 11

    by Charles Todd | Read by Rosalyn Landor

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Rosalyn Landor, who has performed the nurse Bess Crawford mystery series since its inception, can be trusted to deliver a thoroughly satisfying listen. Her rich and expressive voice has the range to create believable male and female characters, including Americans, and she colors personalities affectingly. This eleventh book, set during the post-WWI armistice talks, finds Bess... Read More

  • WE MET IN DECEMBER

    WE MET IN DECEMBER

    by Rosie Curtis | Read by Jessica Preddy, Finlay Robertson

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Narrators Jessica Preddy and Finlay Robertson help bring this lovely British romance to life. Jess, finally living her dream of a Notting Hill home and a job in publishing, meets all her new housemates at Christmas and instantly is attracted to Alex. The two take a series of walks to acquaint Jess with London, all the while grappling with their feelings for each other. Preddy,... Read More

  • COLD WARRIORS

    COLD WARRIORS Writers Who Waged the Literary Cold War

    by Duncan White | Read by Fred Sanders

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Narrator Fred Sanders's voice carries a calm authority as he delivers stories of writers on both sides of the Iron Curtain who dealt with the Cold War in their work. White begins with George Orwell's escape from leftist secret police in the Spanish Civil War. He also takes listeners on a tour of Soviet gulags and show trials, U.S. blacklists, and literary conferences organized... Read More

  • HELLO GIRLS

    HELLO GIRLS

    by Brittany Cavallaro, Emily Henry | Read by Julia Whelan

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Julia Whelan's versatility and warmth capture the courage and desperation of a daring cross-country escapade. Best friends Winona and Lucille have carefully planned their lives after graduation; they intend to escape from their abusive homes. When things go awry, they spring into action to preserve their future happiness. Whelan's pacing heightens the urgency as the... Read More

  • CHILLING EFFECT

    CHILLING EFFECT

    by Valerie Valdes | Read by Almarie Guerra

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Almarie Guerra narrates a space opera featuring a found family and psychic cats. When Captain Eva Innocente and her crew become embroiled in a complex plot involving an intergalactic crime syndicate, Eva's perfidious family, and a variety of dubious cargo, they must use their wits to survive. Guerra does an excellent job creating a range of believable characters for a variety... Read More

  • CRIER'S WAR

    CRIER'S WAR Crier's War, Book 1

    by Nina Varela | Read by Kim Mai Guest

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Kim Mai Guest valiantly leads listeners through the richly imagined kingdom of Rabu, where the tension between humans and Automae--alchemically created humans who have subjugated humanity--has reached an all-time high. Caught in the middle are Crier, an Automa noble with political ambitions, and her human handmaiden, Ayla, an undercover member of the resistance, who... Read More

  • DIAMOND DORIS

    DIAMOND DORIS The True Story of the World's Most Notorious Jewel Thief

    by Doris Payne | Read by Robin Miles

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Narrator Robin Miles enlivens this memoir of Doris Payne, a notorious African-American jewel thief who was active for more than 50 years. Miles rises to the level of Southern charm exhibited by Payne--which is a remarkable feat. Filled with brashness and boldness, her story, which reads like a novel, will likely remind listeners of recent, and not so recent, "jewel heist"... Read More

  • THE END AND OTHER BEGINNINGS

    THE END AND OTHER BEGINNINGS Stories from the Future

    by Veronica Roth | Read by Emily Rankin, MacLeod Andrews

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Emily Rankin and MacLeod Andrews narrate this collection of speculative short fiction. It is Rankin who does the heavy lifting, as she narrates most of the stories. Her performances are full of passion, but she does not differentiate between characters, and by the fifth story in a row, it is hard for listeners to tell the difference between characters from story one to story... Read More

  • I HOPE YOU GET THIS MESSAGE

    I HOPE YOU GET THIS MESSAGE

    by Farah Naz Rishi | Read by Priya Ayyar

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Priya Ayyar's narration, though adequate, does little to elevate this story of three teenagers faced with the end of the world. When Earth receives a message from an alien planet that humanity will be destroyed in only seven days, teens Adeem, Jesse, and Cate are all enmeshed in their own problems. Once they become caught up in the fray, they are thrown together by circumstance... Read More

  • KINGDOM OF SOULS

    KINGDOM OF SOULS

    by Rena Barron | Read by Robin Miles

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Robin Miles narrates this truly epic fantasy by debut author Rena Barron. Arrah lives in a world in which magic is power--a power that has passed her by. Born into a family of tribal witch doctors, Arrah's voice is infused with determination and strength as she struggles with the shameful decision to trade years of her life in exchange for the magic that she feels she is owed.... Read More

  • INSIDE OUT

    INSIDE OUT A Memoir

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Demi Moore | Read by Demi Moore

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Actor Demi Moore's well-known low, raspy timbre guides listeners through her turbulent life with her characteristic honesty. She takes listeners back to her childhood, when she overcame a debilitating illness that was the first of her many successes as a survivor. Moore has a well-established reputation for being a rebel as well as an iconoclast. Both of these identities come... Read More

  • THE LYING ROOM

    THE LYING ROOM

    by Nicci French | Read by Jan Cramer

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    An intriguing woman, a secret affair, a dead lover, and a cover-up--the perfect recipe for a psychological suspense. Narrator Jan Cramer portrays Neve Connolly, wife, mother, adulterer. Neve is summoned by text to her lover's flat, where she finds him dead. Attempting to hide the affair, she cleans up the crime scene, kicking off the story. Listeners will feel like they are in... Read More

  • THE DRAGON REPUBLIC

    THE DRAGON REPUBLIC The Poppy War, Book 2

    Earphones Award Winner

    by R.F. Kuang | Read by Emily Woo Zeller

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Narrator Emily Woo Zeller returns for the second audiobook in The Poppy War series. War is all Rin knows anymore, and she'll destroy anyone and anything that gets between her and her revenge upon the Empress. Zeller's fierce narration couples well with the story's many dark and fantastical twists, keeping listeners on the edge of their seats. She creates clearly differentiated... Read More

  • OVER THE TOP

    OVER THE TOP A Raw Journey to Self-Love

    by Jonathan Van Ness | Read by Jonathan Van Ness

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Jonathan Van Ness narrates his hilarious and moving memoir with all the bright energy he's known for--no one but the queer icon himself could narrate his story. Van Ness rocketed to fame on the "Queer Eye" reboot, and his audiobook touches on serving up excellence on the reality show. His story starts with his childhood with a loving family in a small town, where he idolized... Read More

  • THE FRIEND

    THE FRIEND Klara Walldeen, Book 3

    by Joakim Zander | Read by Hillary Huber, Josh Bloomberg

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    In this chilling audiobook, one man's choices during a clandestine affair lead to danger for those trying to help him. Narrator Josh Bloomberg voices Jacob Seger, a fledgling Swedish diplomat assigned to war-torn Beirut. The tentative Jacob quickly finds himself in over his head in his relationship with the exotic Yassim, whom Jacob falls for despite her mysterious... Read More

  • BECOMING SUPERMAN

    BECOMING SUPERMAN My Journey From Poverty to Hollywood

    by J. Michael Straczynski, Neil Gaiman [Intro.] | Read by Peter Jurasik

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    If you're going to reveal your life story, it's good to have a friend and fellow "Babylon 5" cast member perform it. Peter Jurasik, known to "Babylon 5" fans as the sleazy alien Londo Mollari, narrates the startling life of the series creator, J. Michael Straczynski, and his victories over a monstrous father, an abusive family, and, seemingly, an entire world out to destroy... Read More

  • THE DUTCH HOUSE

    THE DUTCH HOUSE

    by Ann Patchett | Read by Tom Hanks

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Tom Hanks narrates this novel about Danny and Maeve, and their beloved childhood home, The Dutch House, with a restraint that admirably captures the writing's surface calm and buried tension. Set in 1950s Philadelphia, Patchett's first book since COMMONWEALTH feels as timeless as a fairy story, and is, in fact, satisfyingly full of classic tropes--grand house, distant father,... Read More

  • BERNARD PEPPERLIN

    BERNARD PEPPERLIN

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Cara Hoffman | Read by Gary Furlong

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Dormice have all the fun. At least, the famous dormouse of ALICE IN WONDERLAND does, while also having some rip-roaring adventures. First, he is voiced by Gary Furlong--as are nasty weasels, a wisecracking cat, dancing cockroaches, an enterprising iguana, even more creatures, and some colorful humans characterized with an entertaining panoply of accents and personalities.... Read More

  • WE ARE OUR MOTHERS' DAUGHTERS

    WE ARE OUR MOTHERS' DAUGHTERS Revised and Expanded Edition

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Cokie Roberts | Read by Cokie Roberts

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Broadcaster and political commentator Cokie Roberts narrates this revised and expanded edition of her bestselling essay collection with grace, perfect timing, and an expert knowledge of how to tell a story. The essays are an engaging mix of the personal and reportage, all focused on how women work together to build the political, cultural, and social world we know. They're... Read More

  • LALANI OF THE DISTANT SEA

    LALANI OF THE DISTANT SEA

    by Erin Entrada Kelly | Read by Lulu Lam

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    The prologue of this folklore-inspired adventure urges listeners to "come close, nestle deep," which is precisely the response that many will have to Lulu Lam's spellbinding narration. Lam spins the tale of Lalani Sarita, a 12-year-old girl who's so determined to save her struggling home island of Sanlagita that she sets sail across the sea to retrieve good fortune from the... Read More

  • THE ART OF MAKING MEMORIES

    THE ART OF MAKING MEMORIES How to Create and Remember Happy Moments

    by Meik Wiking | Read by Meik Wiking

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    The Danish happiness investigator and author of THE LITTLE BOOK OF HYGGE and THE LITTLE BOOK OF LYKKE is back, this time with a look at the mechanisms of memory. In a chatty, friendly tone and with lots of self-deprecating jokes, Wiking urges us to ask ourselves how we will remember the good times in our lives and offers ways we can create experiences that are worth... Read More

  • GIRL ON THE BLOCK

    GIRL ON THE BLOCK A True Story of Coming of Age Behind the Counter

    by Jessica Wragg | Read by Billie Fulford-Brown

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Billie Fulford-Brown's inviting, friendly narration quickly draws listeners into the world of high-end steaks in this memoir about coming-of-age as a woman in the male-dominated field of butchery. Her measured yet easygoing tone perfectly captures Wragg's enthusiasm for the trade, as well as the pain and confusion of her youthful missteps. Wragg's analysis of sexism in butchery... Read More

  • PUSS IN BOOTS

    PUSS IN BOOTS A Musical

    by Neil Fishman, Harvey Edelman, Khristine Hvam | Read by Jim Dale and a Full Cast

    Harper Audio | Audio Program
    Children

    Jim Dale and a full cast reimagine a classic story, giving it musical numbers, inventive storytelling, and lively characterizations. The authors return to spin another fractured folktale into a fun, creative romp for families. A farmer's son must seek his fortune with only a talking cat and a single farthing. Spirited performances add zest to the script and songs, featuring the... Read More

  • THE LAST TRAIN TO LONDON

    THE LAST TRAIN TO LONDON

    by Meg Waite Clayton | Read by John Lee

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    This stunning audio tale of the pre-Anschluss rescue of Austrian Jewish children by a grassroots network of volunteers would be effective in any format. Meticulously researched and plotted with subtlety and discipline, Clayton's fictional characters are wonderful, as is the essentially true story of the almost forgotten Truus Wijsmuller, a childless Dutch woman who rescued... Read More

  • NOTHING TO SEE HERE

    NOTHING TO SEE HERE

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Kevin Wilson | Read by Marin Ireland

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Marin Ireland flawlessly introduces listeners to Lillian and Madison, two unlikely friends separated after a boarding school scandal. Years later, on the precipice of a major change, Madison begs Lillian to become her twin step-children's governess. These are special kids: When they become agitated, they spontaneously combust. Drawing from a seemingly endless supply of... Read More

  • THE CHESTNUT MAN

    THE CHESTNUT MAN

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Søren Sveistrup, Caroline Waight [Trans.] | Read by Peter Noble

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    This superlatively good audio thriller, a first novel by the accomplished screenwriter Søren Sveistrup, is made almost unbearably vivid by narrator Peter Noble. The story hits all the usual gory marks of the genre but is also something more, psychologically richer, better written, and surprisingly moving. A chestnut man is a doll made in autumn by Danish schoolchildren, used... Read More

  • FULL THROTTLE

    FULL THROTTLE

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Joe Hill | Read by Zachary Quinto, Wil Wheaton, Kate Mulgrew, Neil Gaiman, Ashleigh Cummings, Joe Hill, Laysla De Oliveira, Nate Corddry, Connor Jessup, Stephen Lang, George Guidall

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Horror

    A terrific cast of narrators lend their voices to 13 stories by Joe Hill, two of which are cowritten with his dad, Stephen King. Hill himself reads the utterly delightful introduction, remembering his childhood and his path to becoming a successful horror writer. The first story, "Throttle," follows, with Stephen Lang perfectly portraying a gang of bikers who are being... Read More

  • BUTTERFLY YELLOW

    BUTTERFLY YELLOW

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Thanhhà Lai | Read by LuLu Lam

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Gorgeous writing meets expert narration in this one-of-a-kind refugee story. Narrator LuLu Lam gracefully maneuvers listeners through Hang's efforts to reconnect her with her brother Lihn in Texas after the Vietnam War. Lam fully captures Hang's struggles and joys with learning English as well the text's Vietnamese dialogue, making this an especially appropriate novel for... Read More

  • SERPENT & DOVE

    SERPENT & DOVE Serpent & Dove, Book 1

    by Shelby Mahurin | Read by Holter Graham, Saskia Maarleveld

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Holter Graham and Saskia Maarlevald team up to narrate this French-inspired fantasy. Reid has dedicated his life as a chasseur to hunting down and burning all witches. Lou escaped her coven two years ago and has been in hiding ever since. When their paths cross, leaving them both in a compromising position, their only choice is holy matrimony. Maarleveld gives Lou a breathy,... Read More

  • THE TIGER AT MIDNIGHT

    THE TIGER AT MIDNIGHT Tiger at Midnight, Book 1

    by Swati Teerdhala | Read by Sneha Mathan

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Sneha Mathan narrates this dystopian fantasy set in ancient India and told in alternating perspectives, the first in a planned trilogy. Esha is the Viper, a vigilante with designs to avenge her murdered family and take down the usurper king. Kunal is a soldier, loyal to the king, who has been assigned the task of capturing the Viper. As Esha and Kunal encounter each other, an... Read More

  • FIX HER UP

    FIX HER UP

    by Tessa Bailey | Read by Charlotte North

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Narrator Charlotte North adeptly introduces the listener to Georgie Castle and Travis Ford, two 20-somethings who reconnect after not having seen each other since high school. Travis is a former major league baseball player whose career ended when he was injured. Now he's in a holding pattern while flipping houses. Georgie is trying to establish herself as an adult with members... Read More

  • LADY IN THE LAKE

    LADY IN THE LAKE

    by Laura Lippman | Read by Susan Bennett

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Listeners will be blown away by narrator Susan Bennett as they are transported to 1960s Baltimore in this fresh mystery. Bennett expertly transitions between Madeline Schwartz, Cleo Sherwood, and a wide range of supporting characters. Maddie, a pampered former housewife, has left her husband to chase a life of meaning. She’s working as a reporter when the body of Cleo, a young... Read More

  • GRAVITY IS THE THING

    GRAVITY IS THE THING

    by Jaclyn Moriarty | Read by Aimee Horne

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    In a smart-alecky tone mixed with genuine heart, narrator Aimee Horne nails the character of Abigail Sorenson. Abigail is a single mother in her mid-30s running a café in Sydney after leaving her law practice. She is a satirical and sharp observer of the absurd with a witty turn of phrase, but she also holds her losses close--a cheating husband and the unsolved disappearance of... Read More

  • THE LOST DAUGHTER

    THE LOST DAUGHTER

    by Gill Paul | Read by Helen Duff

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    The tragic story of the doomed Romanovs of Russia has been told and retold over the years. This audiobook focuses on daughter Maria and her experiences during the revolution. Helen Duff's performance features a wide array of accents, and her enthusiasm for the task at hand is appealing. Indeed, Duff's energy is nearly tangible as she immerses herself in the story. Often, the... Read More

  • THE OYSTERVILLE SEWING CIRCLE

    THE OYSTERVILLE SEWING CIRCLE

    by Susan Wiggs | Read by Khristine Hvam

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Gravelly voiced Khristine Hvam brings passion and love to this story of tenacity, perseverance, and hope. Creative clothing designer Caroline Shelby returns home to Oysterville, Washington, after two tragedies in her life: first, the theft of her designs and then, the sudden death of her best friend and model, Angelique Baptiste. With Angelique's two children, Addie and Flick,... Read More

  • THE WEATHER MACHINE

    THE WEATHER MACHINE A Journey Inside the Forecast

    by Andrew Blum | Read by Greg Tremblay

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    With an upbeat tone and a spirited pace, Greg Tremblay narrates this scientific adventure, which takes an appreciative look at a much-maligned topic--the weather forecast. Inspired by the accuracy of the prognosticators of 2012's Superstorm Sandy, Andrew Blum explores what he calls the "weather machine"--an expansive infrastructure of technology that has moved weather... Read More

  • COUNTRY

    COUNTRY

    by Michael Hughes | Read by Michael Hughes

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Actor and writer Michael Hughes presents this vivid and audacious reimagining of THE ILIAD with a musical brogue that puts the listener squarely in Ireland. The story is set in the North in 1996 during the cease-fire on the eve of peace talks. "The Troubles" provide the backdrop for the Homeric plot and give this story of violence, ancient animosities, and endless rebellion a... Read More

  • NO JUDGMENTS

    NO JUDGMENTS

    by Meg Cabot | Read by Piper Goodeve

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Piper Goodeve delivers a clear and steady first-person narration of this charming story based on true events. Twenty-five-year-old Bree rescues pets of Little Bridge Island after a hurricane prevents many residents from returning when they planned. Bree accepts help from Drew, her boss's nephew, but is determined not to fall for him after her recent breakup. Goodeve grunts as... Read More

  • COLD STORAGE

    COLD STORAGE

    by David Koepp | Read by Rupert Friend

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    British actor Rupert Friend narrates this bio-thriller in an easy-to-listen-to American tone and accent. The debut novel from David Koepp, well known as the screenwriter of JURASSIC PARK and other megahits, delivers on cinematic tension, action, and well-placed humor. Think smart, unstoppable human-destroying fungi discovered in a remote area of Australia and then contained by... Read More

  • BABY, YOU'RE GONNA BE MINE

    BABY, YOU'RE GONNA BE MINE Stories

    by Kevin Wilson | Read by Kirby Heyborne, Johanna Parker

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Kirby Heyborne and Johanna Parker alternate narrating these stories about the emotional and sometimes difficult relationship between parents and their children. It's a curious and sometimes comical collection, and both narrators skillfully take on the challenge of performing the variety of characters. Heyborne handles both the humor and gravitas with care and confidence. Parker... Read More

  • DEAR SWEET PEA

    DEAR SWEET PEA

    by Julie Murphy | Read by Phoebe Strole

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Phoebe Strole's youthful, upbeat voice conveys the cheerful spirit of seventh grader Sweet Pea as she narrates YA author Murphy's humorous story for younger listeners. Sweet Pea takes her parents' divorce in stride, accepts her imperfect body and her father's gayness, and recovers from the mortification of having vomited all over her classmates at a trampoline party. Strole... Read More

  • THIRTEEN DOORWAYS, WOLVES BEHIND THEM ALL

    THIRTEEN DOORWAYS, WOLVES BEHIND THEM ALL

    by Laura Ruby | Read by Lisa Flanagan

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Lisa Flanagan lends her voice to a 2019 National Book Award Young People's Literature finalist. In 1940s Chicago, teenager Frankie and her siblings live in a Catholic orphanage. Pearl, a ghost who lives there, too, observes the people, both alive and dead, who surround her. Drawn to Frankie, Pearl easily slips into her mind while witnessing her life. Flanagan provides... Read More

  • CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR

    CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR

    by Hallie Ephron | Read by Amy McFadden

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Amy McFadden dives into the evolving drama in this clever thriller featuring a professional organizer and her garage saleloving husband. Emily and her partner, Becca, are capitalizing on the Marie Kondo trend by helping people declutter their homes. The women have the details of their business down to a science--until one busy day they gain two new clients, and Emily... Read More

  • IN PAIN

    IN PAIN A Bioethicist's Personal Struggle with Opioids

    by Travis Rieder | Read by Travis Rieder

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    You may have to hit the pause button to lower your heart rate during Travis Rieder's moment-by-moment retelling of the motorcycle crash that upended his body and his life. But Rieder brutally reveals that this pain is only the pre-show. The worst of his suffering would come from getting off the opioids he was prescribed during his lengthy medical treatment. Transformed by his... Read More

  • LIFE, LOVE AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

    LIFE, LOVE AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS Bell Sound, Book 2

    by Sandra Hill | Read by Megan Tusing

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    There's trouble ahead on sea and land, as both give up their secrets. Narrator Megan Tusing's sultry voice heats up a tale--half adventure, half love story--that's full of secrets off the Outer Banks. Merrill Good, ex-SEAL and treasure hunter, falls into steamy, passionate love with Delilah Jones, ship's cook, motel owner, and ex-con (a closely held secret). Tussing's... Read More

  • GIRLS OF JULY

    GIRLS OF JULY

    by Alex Flinn | Read by Em Eldridge, Brittany Pressley, Lauren Ezzo, Tara Sands

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Four teenage girls who are near strangers, each voiced by a different narrator, find themselves vacationing together in the Adirondacks and become friends. The pressure that model student Meredith feels to succeed is reflected in narrator Brittany Pressley's tone of caution and uncertainty. Lauren Ezzo uses soft and buttery tones for Southern belle Kate, who is coping with the... Read More

  • I SPY

    I SPY

    by Claire Kendal | Read by Imogen Church

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Listeners will enjoy narrator Imogen Church's ability to develop multiple characters as the plot of Kendal's novel becomes increasingly complex. Holly's story is told in alternating timeframes that allow listeners to understand how she evolves from being a failed applicant to MI5 to a woman involved in an abusive relationship. The narration takes advantage of Church's ability... Read More

  • I CAN MAKE THIS PROMISE

    I CAN MAKE THIS PROMISE

    by Christine Day | Read by Kyla Garcia

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Kyla Garcia gives compelling voices to biracial 12-year-old Edie and her family in this heartbreaking contemporary story based on the author's own family history. Edie has always known that her Native American mother was taken from her family and adopted into a white family. But she knows nothing more about her family history until she discovers a secret box of letters... Read More

  • DON'T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME

    DON'T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME

    by Mhairi McFarlane | Read by Madeline Gould

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Georgina is fired and comes home early to find her boyfriend in bed with someone else. It's a tired premise, but Madeline Gould is the perfect narrator for what follows--plenty of heart, comedy, and plot twists. Georgina's angry shouts give way to her witty and easy demeanor after a night out with friends, and Gould gives her a quick pace and an intimate tone among mates. Then,... Read More

  • HEIRESS GONE WILD

    HEIRESS GONE WILD Dear Lady Truelove, Book 4

    by Laura Lee Guhrke | Read by Justine Eyre

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Englishman Jonathan Deverill was expecting a girl when he arrived at a finishing school in America to claim guardianship of his late friend's daughter. Narrator Justine Eyre has the listener feeling his shock when he finds a headstrong, beautiful young woman instead. Jonathan plans to leave Marjorie behind when he travels back to England, but she will have none of that and... Read More

  • WRAPPED UP IN YOU

    WRAPPED UP IN YOU Heartbreaker Bay, Book 8

    by Jill Shalvis | Read by Erin Mallon

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    After years of moving around, Ivy Snow has finally found a home in San Francisco, where she owns a taco truck. Narrator Erin Mallon expresses Ivy's tentativeness at developing friendships after her difficult childhood. Sheriff Kel O'Donnell is visiting family and recuperating from an injury caused by a betrayal at work. Ivy's spicy taco ignites a romance between them, and... Read More

  • THE ACCIDENTALS

    THE ACCIDENTALS

    by Minrose Gwin | Read by Cassandra Campbell

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    Cassandra Campbell's sensitive narration draws listeners into this story of two unplanned pregnancies in 1950s-60s Mississippi and their repercussions on the McAlister family. Campbell captures the uncertainty and impulsivity of adolescence as she portrays the McAlister sisters, who are at the heart of this multigenerational story. She modulates the tone and pitch of her soft... Read More

  • THE MAN IN THE WHITE LINEN SUIT

    THE MAN IN THE WHITE LINEN SUIT A Stewart Hoag Mystery

    by David Handler | Read by Peter Berkrot

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Peter Berkrot narrates the latest addition to the Stewart Hoag series, capturing all its wit, wisecracks, and warmth. Hoagy, a celebrity ghostwriter, hasn't written anything in ages, but he may finally have a handle on his second novel. Sylvia James, a much-despised editorial executive, wants him to investigate a client's missing manuscript. The client is Sylvia's aging father,... Read More

  • IT TAKES TWO TO TUMBLE

    IT TAKES TWO TO TUMBLE Seducing the Sedgwicks, Book 1

    by Cat Sebastian | Read by Joel Leslie

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Narrator Joel Leslie exposes the hidden feelings of vicar Ben Sedgwick and ship captain Phillip Dacre in this nineteenth-century romance. Leslie excels at digging into the different reservations Ben and Phillip wrestle with before surrendering to their mutual affection. Ben worries about jilting his ill fiancée, while Phillip can't forget a tragic shipboard liaison. Ben and... Read More

  • THE SNAKES

    THE SNAKES

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Sadie Jones | Read by Imogen Church

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Imogen Church's performance of Jones's audiobook is a master class in characterization. Listeners will be drawn in both by the compelling story of family, virtue, and greed and by Church's ability to achieve the sound of a full-cast production all by herself. The story involves Bea and Dan, a British couple who dip into their meager savings to take a vacation. Their first stop... Read More

  • WHAT MATTERS MOST

    WHAT MATTERS MOST The Get Your Sh*t Together Guide to Wills, Money, Insurance, and Life's "What-Ifs"

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Chanel Reynolds | Read by Erin Bennett

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Business & Finance

    Erin Bennett's intense narration is not out of place in this wake-up call for people who don't prepare for death, leaving their loved ones to deal with dozens of end-of-life responsibilities large and small. Her performance is enjoyable despite the direness of the subject matter because she's so engaged with the material and the listener, and because of her skill in modulating... Read More

  • DOXOLOGY

    DOXOLOGY

    by Nell Zink | Read by Eileen Stevens

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Eileen Stevens's youthfully vibrant narration perfectly complements this audiobook, set in the New York independent music scene of the 1990s. The audio format suits Zink's inventive language, which is beautifully delivered by Stevens. Her gift for characterization is evident in her nuanced portrayals of a trio of friends--Joe, Daniel, and Pam--who form a lasting bond after... Read More

  • MY JASPER JUNE

    MY JASPER JUNE

    by Laurel Snyder | Read by Imani Parks

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Imani Parks creates a youthful voice for 13-year-old Leah, who will be spending summer at home rather than at camp due to a family tragedy that slowly reveals itself. When Leah finds a new friend, Jasper, who has set off on her own due to a rough family life, she starts to face the past and find a new way forward. Now she must find a way to help Jasper in return. Parks... Read More

  • THE GOLDEN HOUR

    THE GOLDEN HOUR

    by Beatriz Williams | Read by Cassandra Campbell, Saskia Maarleveld

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    Cassandra Campbell and Saskia Maarleveld share narrating duties for the newest Beatriz Williams historical novel, which involves the Duke and Duchess of Windsor's stay in the Bahamas during WWII. The story jumps between three time periods, and although Campbell and Maarleveld both narrate capably, the frequent shifts are confusing. Campbell jauntily portrays Lulu Randolph, an... Read More

  • THE ARRIVAL OF SOMEDAY

    THE ARRIVAL OF SOMEDAY

    by Jen Malone | Read by Katherine Littrell

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Katherine Littrell channels 18-year-old roller derby star Lia through a wild ride of emotions. Her voice moves easily from super-confident bravado to frustrated fear when the rare liver disease Lia was born with reaches a crisis point that requires a transplant. Listeners are in Lia's mind as she moves from shocked disbelief to gradual awareness of her new... Read More

  • HOW TO READ THE CONSTITUTION--AND WHY

    HOW TO READ THE CONSTITUTION--AND WHY

    by Kim Wehle | Read by Kim Wehle

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    The author narrates in a clear, deliberate voice that helps listeners process the legalese that is necessary in a discussion of the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights. But her tone shifts between that of a benevolent tour guide and that of a condescending teacher. Wehle's prose explores the major tenets and intellectual considerations at the core of these... Read More

  • SERVING THE SERVANT

    SERVING THE SERVANT Remembering Kurt Cobain

    by Danny Goldberg | Read by Danny Goldberg

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Rock musician Kurt Cobain was loved by millions but understood by only a few. One was manager Danny Goldberg, who narrates his book about his friend, sparing no detail, good or bad, about the founder of Nirvana. Goldberg's narration adds authenticity but reduces the craft of audiobook performance. He doesn't pause when he's supposed to, sometimes running one sentence into... Read More

  • SUDDEN COURAGE

    SUDDEN COURAGE Youth in France Confront the Germans, 1940-1945

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Ronald C. Rosbottom | Read by Michael David Axtell

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    History

    The story of French opposition to the German occupation in WWII has been many times told, but this audiobook history of the role of youthful resisters--teens, young adults, even children, many of them girls and young women--puts the focus on those who were most idealistic and committed, and often the most daring. Narrator Michael David Axtell keeps a steady, active pace. His... Read More

  • THE GONE DEAD

    THE GONE DEAD

    by Chanelle Benz | Read by Bahni Turpin

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    To convey the setting of this novel, narrator Bahni Turpin employs several regional Southern accents and a tone that reflects the oppressive heat and humidity of the Mississippi Delta. A mood of impending doom prevails as Billie James returns to claim a small inheritance from her late father, a renowned African-American poet who died in a mysterious accident when she was only... Read More

  • SEMICOLON

    SEMICOLON The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Cecelia Watson | Read by Pam Ward

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    An audiobook devoted to the semicolon? Unlikely as that might sound, this little history of grammar's most misunderstood punctuation mark is, at just under four hours, brisk, lively, witty, and provocative; it is a genuine pleasure for the ear. Narrator Pam Ward is particularly skilled at rendering topics that might seem narrow, highly specialized, and intended only for a niche... Read More

  • JUST SHOW UP

    JUST SHOW UP And Other Enduring Values from Baseball's Iron Man

    by Cal Ripken Jr., James Dale | Read by Cal Ripken Jr.

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Author/narrator Cal Ripken, Jr., delivers his memoir, which focuses on the meaning that the phrase "just show up" has had in his life. As a baseball player, Ripken was loyal--he stayed with one team, the Baltimore Orioles, his whole career--consistent--a quality he reveals to listeners through many vignettes--and hardworking, as was evident in his breaking of Lou Gehrig's Iron... Read More

  • AT HOME WITH MUHAMMAD ALI

    AT HOME WITH MUHAMMAD ALI A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Forgiveness

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Hana Ali | Read by Kim Staunton

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Kim Staunton's narration of this audio memoir is impressive. She delivers all the power of boxer and legendary public figure Muhammad Ali, as told by his daughter. Hana Ali's audiobook recounts her father's life, beginning with the love letters he wrote to his estranged wife. Listeners hear Hana's memories of a loving family man who was seeking a higher purpose, a man who... Read More

  • ONE FINE DUKE

    ONE FINE DUKE School for Dukes, Book 3

    by Lenora Bell | Read by Beverley A. Crick

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Narrator Beverly Crick draws out the intrigue of this historical romance. Miss Mina Penny has lived in the country all her life, learning how to think and act like her spymaster uncle. When someone threatens to abduct the Duke of Thorndon's sister, Mina draws the duke into her investigation. As he trails along, they discover who's behind the threat--but their desire for each... Read More

  • WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU MAKES YOU BLACKER

    WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU MAKES YOU BLACKER A Memoir in Essays

    by Damon Young | Read by Damon Young

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Damon Young's deep, gravelly voice rolls through one's ears like a musical bass line that one does not want to stop. Whether delivering jokes or speaking about how he struggled with the loss of loved ones, his voice commands attention and delivers catharsis time and again. From growing up in Pittsburgh to becoming a successful writer to navigating the politics of race in the... Read More

  • THE LADY BE RECKLESS

    THE LADY BE RECKLESS The Duke's Daughters, Book 2

    by Megan Frampton | Read by Jilly Bond

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Narrator Jilly Bond may frustrate listeners with her shrill portrayals of female characters in this historical romance. Lady Olivia's plans go awry when she proposes to a man she admires and is turned down. Her solution? To help his illegitimate but obscenely wealthy best friend, Edward Wolcot, marry a woman of the ton. Naturally, as she strives to make society see him in a new... Read More

  • LAST THINGS

    LAST THINGS

    by Jacqueline West | Read by Lisa Flanagan, Josh Bloomberg

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Lisa Flanagan and Josh Bloomberg narrate this story told from two points of view. In a northern Minnesota town, talented Anders and his heavy metal band draw crowds from near and far. Worried about Anders's safety, Thea hides in the shadows in hopes of keeping dark forces from claiming the teen prodigy. As is sometimes the case when there is more than one narrator, some... Read More

  • BEIJING PAYBACK

    BEIJING PAYBACK

    by Daniel Nieh | Read by Ewan Chung

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    This is a listen for anyone who likes a great crime novel performed by a truly talented narrator, Ewan Chung. A Chinese-American college student's immigrant father, a restaurateur, is found murdered. Soon, his son discovers his father's life was about more than restaurants--he was involved in a crime syndicate in China. Anyone who listens to this audiobook will not be surprised... Read More

  • THE NEW GIRL

    THE NEW GIRL Gabriel Allon, Book 19

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Daniel Silva | Read by George Guidall

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator George Guidall brings back the many characters we have come to know and appreciate in Silva's Gabriel Allon series. Once again, Silva leverages current headlines to engage listeners, this time taking them into the intrigues of the House of Saud and the political ramifications of shifting alliances within it. Gabriel Allon, now having two years under his belt as... Read More

  • THE CONFESSIONS OF FRANNIE LANGTON

    THE CONFESSIONS OF FRANNIE LANGTON

    by Sara Collins | Read by Sara Collins, Roy McMillan

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    This fictional but plausible memoir features a lesbian mulatto servant who is accused of killing her master and mistress in 1825 London. Sara Collins narrates her own novel in a voice filled with resignation; her voice sounds upper-class English with Caribbean intonations. Frannie's terrible suffering is clear--she was once a slave on a Jamaican sugar plantation who was forced... Read More

  • COUNTING ON A COUNTESS

    COUNTING ON A COUNTESS London Underground, Book 2

    by Eva Leigh | Read by Zara Hampton-Brown

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Zara Hampton-Brown narrates the story of two complicated individuals who must work together to accomplish their objectives--which are seemingly at odds. A war veteran and a smuggler embark on a marriage of convenience but end up discovering something much deeper. Kit Ellingsworth would be easy to write off as a dissolute nobleman, but Hampton-Brown imbues her portrayal of him... Read More

  • THE SEVEN OR EIGHT DEATHS OF STELLA FORTUNA

    THE SEVEN OR EIGHT DEATHS OF STELLA FORTUNA

    by Juliet Grames | Read by Lisa Flanagan

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Listeners follow the story of Stella Fortuna and the different near-death milestones that help define her life, which stretches from childhood in a small village in rural Italy to her new life as an immigrant in America. The story is packed with rich and diverse characters, and Lisa Flanagan's narration helps bring them alive in the imagination of the listener. Her strong... Read More

  • ONE NIGHT IN GEORGIA

    ONE NIGHT IN GEORGIA

    by Celeste O. Norfleet | Read by Joniece Abbott-Pratt

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Joniece Abbott-Pratt's warm, rich voice takes listeners on a life-changing road trip from New York City to Atlanta in August 1968. Zelda is feeling trapped at home while waiting to start her senior year at Spelman College. Her best friends, Veronica and Daphne, convince her to join them on the drive to Spelman, despite her fear of how three young black women will be... Read More

  • THE REST OF THE STORY

    THE REST OF THE STORY

    by Sarah Dessen | Read by Rebecca Soler

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Rebecca Soler captures the self-confidence of 17-year-old Emma Saylor Payne. She is secure in her father's love and remarriage, and she has made peace with the death of her mother from a drug overdose. But that's before she learns she'll spend three weeks at North Lake, her mother's childhood home, with a large family she doesn't remember. As these weeks open her up,... Read More

  • THE BECKONING SHADOW

    THE BECKONING SHADOW The Beckoning Shadow, Book 1

    by Katharyn Blair | Read by Amanda Dolan

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Cool and confident, narrator Amanda Dolan raises the stakes and intensity in this paranormal audiobook. It starts with a fight club in which teenagers with special powers--Oddities--battle in an underground tournament. Dolan adds the perfect amount of vulnerability and perseverance to her performance of teenage runaway Vesper, who teams up with Sam, an MMA fighter, to train and... Read More

  • NEVER HAVE I EVER

    NEVER HAVE I EVER

    by Joshilyn Jackson | Read by Joshilyn Jackson

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    In a contemporary thriller expertly narrated by the author, suburban mom Amy is in a battle to keep her deepest, darkest secret. When a newcomer to the neighborhood blackmails her about a tragedy she caused as a teenager, Amy will do anything to keep her secret from destroying the life she has built. Joshilyn Jackson's skills as an author are rivaled by her talents as a... Read More

  • THE ISLANDERS

    THE ISLANDERS

    by Meg Mitchell Moore | Read by Courtney Patterson

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Courtney Patterson provides moving portrayals of three people who must navigate their lies to keep secrets and hide hurts. On Block Island, Anthony Puckett seeks refuge from the consequences of his poor decisions; tough Joy Sousa puts all her energy into her daughter and bakery business, both of which are slipping away; cheerful mother and housewife Lu Trusdale's secret project... Read More

  • BRAZEN AND THE BEAST

    BRAZEN AND THE BEAST The Bareknuckle Bastards Book II

    by Sarah MacLean | Read by Justine Eyre

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Narrator Justine Eyre amplifies the drama in a steamy historical romance featuring two strong-willed characters. Lady Henrietta (Hattie) Sedley is exceedingly frustrated when she sets off on a year-long journey to claim herself only to find an unconscious--albeit handsome--man tied up in her carriage. He is Saviour "Beast" Whittington, one of the "Bareknuckle Bastards" who... Read More

  • QUEEN BEE

    QUEEN BEE Lowcountry Tales, Book 12

    by Dorothea Benton Frank | Read by Shannon McManus

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Shannon McManus performs this Lowcountry story about three women, each on the brink of change. Holly raises bees while waiting for a teaching position to open up at the local elementary school, Leslie has moved back home because her marriage is in trouble, and their mother--referred to as the Queen Bee--is starting to have health issues. Although generally engaging,... Read More

  • THE LEMON SISTERS

    THE LEMON SISTERS Wildstone, Book 3

    by Jill Shalvis | Read by Erin Mallon

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Both of the Lemon sisters are going through personal crises, and narrator Erin Mallon captures their distress. When Mindy takes off from Wildstone, California, and arrives at her sister Brooke's house with her three young children, Brooke agrees to let Mindy stay at her place for a much needed break. Meanwhile, Brooke will bring Mindy's kids back home to Wildstone. Mallon gives... Read More

  • A LITTLE LIGHT MISCHIEF

    A LITTLE LIGHT MISCHIEF A Turner Novella

    by Cat Sebastian | Read by Morag Sims

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Narrator Morag Sims perfectly captures the outspoken lady's maid and meek vicar's daughter at the center of this delightful romance with just the right amount of mischief. Sweet-voiced Alice has been saved from ruin by the kindly Mrs. Wraxhall and is now adjusting to her new home. She is drawn to Molly, a charmingly forward maid with a subtle Cockney accent and a deep voice. At... Read More

  • OUTSPOKEN

    OUTSPOKEN Why Women's Voices Get Silenced and How to Set Them Free

    by Veronica Rueckert | Read by Veronica Rueckert

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    Author/narrator Veronica Rueckert is an outspoken woman who wants to help listeners find value in their own voices and start speaking out. As a public radio host and trained opera singer, Reuckert's own voice is the perfect choice for narration. Her tone is friendly, conversational, and exceedingly encouraging throughout. Her performance of vocal fry and uptalk help to cement... Read More

  • SPUTNIK'S GUIDE TO LIFE ON EARTH

    SPUTNIK'S GUIDE TO LIFE ON EARTH

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Frank Cottrell Boyce | Read by Peter Capaldi

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Peter Capaldi's Scottish accent is so strong that American listeners may have trouble understanding him at first, but those who stick with it are in for a supersonic treat. Prez Mellows has been removed from the care of his senile grandad and is living in a temporary foster home when a space-traveling alien--in the form of a dog named Sputnik--shows up at his door.... Read More

  • GROWING THINGS AND OTHER STORIES

    GROWING THINGS AND OTHER STORIES

    by Paul Tremblay | Read by Cassandra Campbell, Sean Crisden, Graham Halstead, Sarah Naughton, Michael Crouch, Caitlin Kelly

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Listeners will want to keep the lights on when they hear these literary horror stories, narrated with chilling precision by Sean Crisden, Graham Halstead, Cassandra Campbell, Sarah Naughton, Michael Crouch, and Caitlin Kelly. Tremblay's eerie stories are filled with mundane situations that quickly become horrific, including plants that grow to apocalyptic proportions and... Read More

  • CYGNET

    CYGNET

    by Season Butler | Read by Ayesha Antoine

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    A teenager living on an island otherwise inhabited by senior citizens struggles to understand her place in the world in this unique audiobook. Ayesha Antoine gives a charismatic but flawed performance as the novel's young narrator, known only as the Kid. The Kid's footloose and irresponsible parents leave her on Swan Island with her grandmother, who dies shortly after her... Read More

  • A BABYSITTER'S GUIDE TO MONSTER HUNTING #1

    A BABYSITTER'S GUIDE TO MONSTER HUNTING #1

    by Joe Ballarini | Read by Kathleen McInerney

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Kathleen McInerney strikes a balance between horror and humor in this campy adventure featuring first-time babysitter Kelly Ferguson. Kelly reluctantly babysits Jacob to earn some extra cash. McInerney gives Jacob a whining, demanding voice but infuses enough vulnerability to make the listener care for him. This is important as monstrous guttural Toadies, directed by a... Read More

  • DESTROY ALL MONSTERS

    DESTROY ALL MONSTERS

    by Sam J. Miller | Read by Brittany Pressley, Zach Webber

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Two teens caught between reality and delusion deal with the fallout from a traumatic childhood event in this moving audiobook. Ash, voiced by Brittany Pressley, lost her memory of the event when she fell from Solomon's treehouse. Solomon, voiced by Zach Webber, has retreated into a fantasy world called Darkside, a city filled with magic, dinosaurs, and monsters. Pressley... Read More

  • THE MARRIAGE CLOCK

    THE MARRIAGE CLOCK

    by Zara Raheem | Read by Ariana Delawari

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    In this fresh, captivating audiobook, narrator Ariana Delawari gives a bright voice to 26-year-old Leila Abid, an American-born Indian Muslim who has been given three months to find a husband--or her parents will find one for her. As naïve Leila wades through months of dreadful dates, well-meaning aunties, and an overbearing matriarch, Delawari draws in listeners with her... Read More

  • BENEATH THE TAMARIND TREE

    BENEATH THE TAMARIND TREE A Story of Courage, Family, and the Lost Schoolgirls of Boko Haram

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Isha Sesay | Read by Isha Sesay

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Author Isha Sesay narrates her experience of reporting on the return of the Chibok schoolgirls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram, the extremist group in Nigeria. Genuine passion infuses her delivery--she turns this audiobook into a feminist speech of sorts. She shares her personal experiences with relatives who grew up in Nigeria who encountered circumstances similar to those of... Read More

  • RADICAL KINDNESS

    RADICAL KINDNESS The Life-Changing Power of Giving and Receiving

    by Angela C. Santomero, Deepak Chopra [Foreword] | Read by Angela C. Santomero, Michael David Axtell [Foreword]

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    The creator and writer of popular children's shows like "Blues Clues" and "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood" believes that tiny acts of kindness make a big difference. Influenced by Fred Rogers's unwavering kindness, Santomero provides an interesting overview of compassion and judgment--toward oneself and others. She presents listeners with simple, helpful techniques to implement... Read More

  • THE ENDS OF THE WORLD

    THE ENDS OF THE WORLD Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth's Past Mass Extinctions

    by Peter Brannen | Read by Adam Verner

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Adam Verner is up to the difficult task of narrating this complex story of the world's five past mass extinctions. Brannen's work is aimed at the general listener but is also filled with enough technical language and detail that a lesser performer could well have turned it into a mind-numbing reminder of the most awful kind of science textbook. Verner sounds truly interested in... Read More

  • THE BEHOLDER

    THE BEHOLDER Beholder, Book 1

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Anna Bright | Read by Emily Rankin

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Emily Rankin provides an exquisite performance of this alternate- history fantasy peppered with fairy tales. To secure the future of her people, Selah must find the right suitor, but her scheming stepmother has her own plans and sends Selah on a journey across an ocean to find one. Several chapters begin with a quote from a popular fairy tale in its original language, and... Read More

  • A WOLF CALLED WANDER

    A WOLF CALLED WANDER

    by Rosanne Parry | Read by Kirby Heyborne

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Kirby Heyborne enhances this beautiful story inspired by a real Oregon wolf. Swift, the fastest pup in his litter, is later called Wander, after he flees from his family during a vicious attack. As Wander matures, Heyborne skillfully alters his delivery of this first-person account. Listeners will travel with Wander through countless challenges, including crossing the... Read More

  • REBEL

    REBEL Women Who Dare

    by Beverly Jenkins | Read by Kim Staunton

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Narrator Kim Staunton's strong and optimistic voice complements a smoldering romance that heats up during the hardships and triumphs of the post-Emancipation period. Valinda has come to New Orleans to teach but is drawn into the city's melting pot of culture and history, which Staunton depicts with a mix of French, Creole, and Caribbean accents. When Valinda finds herself in... Read More

  • WESTSIDE

    WESTSIDE

    by W.M. Akers | Read by Bailey Carr

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Bailey Carr narrates this audiobook--part fantasy, part mystery-- admirably. Gilda Carr is an investigator who specializes in solving "tiny mysteries." But this time she finds herself involved in a far bigger situation as her search for a missing glove leads to clues about a murder and the dark nature of the Westside. Set in 1921, Akers's story has a gritty quality. Carr... Read More

  • ORDINARY GIRLS

    ORDINARY GIRLS

    by Blair Thornburgh | Read by Jorjeana Marie

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Jorjeana Marie's delicate voice and whimsical tone fit right in with the quirky, frantic, and messy Blatchley sisters. Along with their mother, the teens are scrambling to hold onto to their beloved Victorian home. Marie's performance is especially admirable because the animated Blatchley sisters couldn't be more different. For little sister Plum, Marie utilizes an... Read More

  • OUT OF PLACE

    OUT OF PLACE

    by Jennifer Blecher | Read by Kathleen McInerney

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Kathleen McInerney memorably portrays both adult and child characters in this compassionate audiobook. She particularly shines as the misfit protagonist, Cove, an emotionally intelligent middle schooler living on Martha's Vineyard. Cove is heartbroken when her best friend, Nina, moves off the island, leaving Cove on her own in dealing with the mean girls at school.... Read More

  • THE UNBREAKABLES

    THE UNBREAKABLES

    by Lisa Barr | Read by Erin Bennett

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Erin Bennett channels all the right emotions as she depicts a woman who is on a journey of self-discovery after her marriage shatters. When the popular cheating website Ashley Madison is hacked, Sophie Bloom is shocked to discover that her husband has not only been an active participant--but he is listed as the top cheater in town. Bennett portrays Sophie's reactions... Read More

  • ANYTHING BUT A DUKE

    ANYTHING BUT A DUKE The Duke's Den, Book 2

    by Christy Carlyle | Read by Karen Cass

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Narrator Karen Cass conveys all the frustrations and triumphs of a lady inventor in historical London in this slow-burn romance. Diana Ashby wants nothing more than to be left alone to work out her ideas, and she has one chance to gain the funding needed for the next step. Devilish Aiden Iverson agrees to back her project in exchange for being introduced to eligible ladies of... Read More

  • THIS TIME WILL BE DIFFERENT

    THIS TIME WILL BE DIFFERENT

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Misa Sugiura | Read by Joy Osmanski

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Joy Osmanski delivers the sarcasm of 17-year-old CJ Katsuyama. Her demeanor thinly veils her pain at the lack of love she feels from her mother, a driven business executive. CJ believes she will always fail to meet her mother's expectations. On the other hand, Osmanski makes clear the love and support this teen has from her best friend, Em; her Aunt Hannah; and Owen a... Read More

  • PAN'S LABYRINTH: THE LABYRINTH OF THE FAUN

    PAN'S LABYRINTH: THE LABYRINTH OF THE FAUN

    by Guillermo del Toro, Cornelia Funke | Read by Thom Rivera

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Thom Rivera's relaxed tone and Spanish accent are a perfect complement to this audiobook based on Guillermo del Toro's movie of the same name. As Ofelia completes the tasks given to her by the faun of the labyrinth in order to reunite with her true family, Rivera voices her with high, breathy tones and the confidence of a child who is trying to prove herself. The... Read More

  • MAXIMILLIAN FLY

    MAXIMILLIAN FLY

    by Angie Sage | Read by Fred Berman, Tavia Gilbert, Sean Welsh Brown, Jennifer Nittoso, Josh Hurley

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Driving rock music sets the scene for this gripping audiobook set in a bleak dystopian world. Maximillian Fly looks like a human-sized cockroach, but his gentle voice reflects his sensitive nature. When he harbors two children who are running from the oppressive government forces that killed their parents, his quiet life takes an adventurous turn. All the narrators in the... Read More

  • LET ME HEAR A RHYME

    LET ME HEAR A RHYME

    by Tiffany D. Jackson | Read by Korey Jackson, Nile Bullock, Adenrele Ojo, Adam Lazarre-White

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Korey Jackson, Nile Bullock, Adenrele Ojo, and Adam Lazarre-White take turns narrating this young adult title set in the '90s in New York City. Each narrator brings a unique and heartbreaking voice to life. The story follows two best friends who try to honor the life and rapping talent of a friend who has died. With the help of his sister, they hatch a scheme to make him famous... Read More

  • ON DEMOCRACY

    ON DEMOCRACY

    Earphones Award Winner

    by E.B. White, Jon Meacham [Intro.] | Read by Arthur Morey

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    One of the great narrators, Arthur Morey takes the simple beauty of White’s well-wrought words and delivers them eloquently. John Meacham’s introduction to this essay collection is a love song to the excellence of the author’s achievement. The title piece exemplifies this happy meeting of writer and narrator. Morey’s tone, tempo, and style are pitch perfect for White, who... Read More

  • SARATOGA TRUNK

    SARATOGA TRUNK

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Edna Ferber | Read by Robin Miles

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Classics

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edna Ferber's classic novel set in New Orleans in the 1880s receives a flawless performance by Robin Miles. First published in 1941, the novel highlights the universal themes of ambition, greed, revenge, and, most importantly, the power of love. In a retrospective, 89-year-old tycoon and media darling Clint Maroon reveals his life as a robber baron... Read More

  • CARELESS LOVE

    CARELESS LOVE DCI Banks, Book 25

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Peter Robinson | Read by Simon Prebble

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Simon Prebble delivers this smartly written puzzle with just the right pensive attitude for the veteran detective DCI Banks and those in his orbit. Banks and his team have two murders to investigate. One looks like a suicide, but isn't. The other looks like an accident, but is it? A young woman's body is found in an abandoned car, and, while it looks like suicide, it's... Read More

  • THE TENTH MUSE

    THE TENTH MUSE

    by Catherine Chung | Read by Cassandra Campbell

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Cassandra Campbell narrates so well that even math-phobes will stay with this story of Katherine, a prodigy who is on a heroic quest to find her place in the male-dominated field of mathematics. In the 1960s, Katherine is one of few female graduate students in mathematics at MIT. The men in her department either ignore what she says or sense her genius and take advantage of... Read More

  • 13 THINGS MENTALLY STRONG WOMEN DON'T DO

    13 THINGS MENTALLY STRONG WOMEN DON'T DO Own Your Power, Channel Your Confidence, and Find Your Authentic Voice for a Life of Meaning and Joy

    by Amy Morin | Read by Amy Morin

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    There's something about Amy Morin's performance of her latest audiobook that stirs curiosity. She's a great storyteller, and that's part of the draw, but it's her gentle pacing and tender tone that make you wonder what's going to happen to this vulnerable soul. With compelling stories from her therapy practice and her own life, she offers an intuitive list of mental habits that... Read More

  • THE SCOUNDREL IN HER BED

    THE SCOUNDREL IN HER BED Sins for All Seasons, Book 3

    by Lorraine Heath | Read by Kate Reading

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Kate Reading, winner of multiple Earphones Awards and a prolific narrator, flawlessly narrates this story of love, loss, and redemption. Lady Lavinia Kent and commoner Finn Trewlove fall in love when they are young. Separated by Lavinia's parents, each blames the other and keeps tragic secrets. When fate brings them back together, will love conquer all? Reading's British... Read More

  • AN ELEGANT DEFENSE

    AN ELEGANT DEFENSE The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives

    by Matt Richtel | Read by Fred Sanders

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Fred Sanders's narration provides a comforting yet informed tone to Richtel's fascinating discussion of the human immune system, the biological realities of humanity, and why some suffer illness while others stay healthy despite their environments. Throughout, Richtel's audiobook is anchored by four compelling stories of individuals negotiating medical challenges, including a... Read More

  • THE NIGHT VISITORS

    THE NIGHT VISITORS

    by Carol Goodman | Read by Jane Oppenheimer

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Jane Oppenheimer's narration of this contemporary paranormal mystery will keep you listening all night. After reaching out to a women's support sanctuary, Alice, who is running from an abusive relationship, and Oren, a 10-year-old boy, arrive in Delhi, New York, hoping for a safe haven. Mattie, a member of the sanctuary group, meets their bus in the midst of a snowstorm. Oren... Read More

  • BEFORE SHE KNEW HIM

    BEFORE SHE KNEW HIM

    by Peter Swanson | Read by Sophie Amoss, Graham Halstead

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Sophie Amoss and Graham Halstead team up to narrate this twisty thriller about Hen, a bipolar artist who's convinced she's solved a cold case murder. Because of her illness, however, neither the police nor her husband completely believes her--especially when she accuses her neighbor, a well-respected high school teacher. Amoss, who performs the majority of the audiobook, is... Read More

  • THE BINDING

    THE BINDING

    by Bridget Collins | Read by Carl Prekopp

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Carl Prekopp's narration takes the listener to a world in which people's memories are voluntarily removed and bound into books. The lives of Emmett Farmer, a young man who was born with the sacred skill of bookbinding, and Lucian Darnay, the only son of a wealthy family with noble ties, are intertwined in ways neither can recall. Prekopp's performance draws the listener deeply... Read More

  • THE FIRST

    THE FIRST Endling, Book 2

    by Katherine Applegate | Read by Lisa Flanagan

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Lisa Flanagan welcomes listeners back to the Endling world with her second narration in this series. She meets the challenge of new characters and maintains fluidity and connection with those listeners already know. The main character, Byx, who recounts the adventure, believes herself to be an endling--the last of her species. Flanagan gives her a range of tones that express... Read More

  • SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS

    SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Jessie Ann Foley | Read by Ron Butler

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Ron Butler has a challenging task in describing Pup Flanagan's large family. Sixteen-year-old Pup is the youngest of five "sister-mothers" and Luke, an angry, alcoholic brother. Butler manages to distinguish all of them, their overwhelming collective presence, and the unexpressed grief that lingers after the death of Patrick, the oldest. Though it's been two years, Pup... Read More

  • THE BOOK OF PRIDE

    THE BOOK OF PRIDE LGBTQ Heroes Who Changed the World

    by Mason Funk | Read by Mason Funk, Robin Miles, Eileen Stevens, Kevin R. Free, Charles Constant, Rick Adamson

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    The founder and executive director of OUTWORDS, Mason Funk, introduces and contextualizes each of the more than 70 first-person accounts of liberation, disruption, survival, and other experiences collected by the organization to document LGBTQ+ history. Reaching back to the pre-Stonewall era, the whole offers an intersectional tapestry of causes, gender, sexual orientation,... Read More

  • HOW TO READ A BOOK

    HOW TO READ A BOOK

    by Kwame Alexander | Read by Kwame Alexander

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Spritely music introduces poet Kwame Alexander’s ode to the joys of reading for the youngest listeners. In a friendly and enthusiastic voice, Alexander compares opening a book to peeling a clementine: “Next, dig your thumb at the bottom of each juicy section and pop the words out.” The short poem rewards repeat listening to tease out all of the meaning and imagery, and... Read More

  • LIKE A LOVE STORY

    LIKE A LOVE STORY

    by Abdi Nazemian | Read by Lauren Ambrose, Michael Crouch, Vikas Adam

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Three narrators depict a trio of teens who, in alternating chapters, search for love and self-identity in New York City amid the AIDS crisis of the late 1980s. Lauren Ambrose's narration has the perfect tone of sarcasm to capture the wit and self-deprecating humor of Judy. Aside from her beloved Uncle Stephen, who has AIDS, Judy's best friend is Art. Michael Crouch's portrayal... Read More

  • BEARSKIN

    BEARSKIN

    by James A. McLaughlin | Read by MacLeod Andrews

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    MacLeod Andrews performs this thrilling story about the illegal killing of bears in Virginia's Appalachian Mountains. Rice Moore, who is trying to escape his past, tracks wildlife and refurbishes cabins on 7,000 acres of nature preserve while investigating the murder and mutilation of bears. Andrews's unemotional narration is perfect for a story that alternates between... Read More

  • THE DEEPEST BLUE

    THE DEEPEST BLUE Tales of Renthia

    by Sarah Beth Durst | Read by Khristine Hvam

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    In this stand-alone audiobook related to the Queens of Renthia trilogy, Khristine Hvam returns to narrate the story of a complicated world surrounded by spirits who must be kept at bay. She succeeds in portraying the protagonist, Mayara, as strong yet vulnerable. Because Mayara displays her power to command the spirits, which she reveals while trying to save her village from a... Read More

  • FINDING ORION

    FINDING ORION

    by John David Anderson | Read by Graham Halstead

    Harper Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Graham Halstead narrates this story of a family's trip to attend the decidedly quirky funeral of Papa Kwirk. Rion Kwirk considers himself a regular kid in a weird family. Halstead differentiates his thoughts and utterances with contrasting voices--his thoughts are more humorously sarcastic. When Rion meets an attractive girl, however, Halstead delivers his spoken words with... Read More

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