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  • THE WORLDS I SEE

    THE WORLDS I SEE Curiosity, Exploration, and Discovery at the Dawn of AI

    by Fei-Fei Li | Read by Cindy Kay

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Cindy Kay narrates Dr. Fei-Fei Li's memoir of her life at the vanguard of artificial intelligence (AI) with an emotionally attuned ear. As a teenager, Li's family emigrated from China to the United States, a move that led to both opportunities and challenges. Kay sensitively conveys the author's confidence and vulnerability; her expansive delivery allows listeners to experience... Read More

  • GREEN DOT

    GREEN DOT

    by Madeleine Gray | Read by Sasha Simon

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Sasha Simon gives voice to 20-something Hera as she figures out who she is in this new audiobook. After exhausting her options at art school, Hera enters the workforce as a content moderator for a news website. Every day she monitors the bad behavior of others, but when she finds herself in an affair with a married colleague, she has to justify her own bad behavior.... Read More

  • A TEMPEST OF TEA

    A TEMPEST OF TEA Blood and Tea, Book 1

    by Hafsah Faizal | Read by Maya Saroya

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Maya Saroya gives an expressive performance in this thrilling historical fantasy filled with vampires, action, romance, and tea. Saroya portrays Arthie Casimir in a smooth, deadly tone that highlights her fierce determination. Arthie's an outsider in Ettenia, but she's created a safe haven in her tearoom, Spindrift, where her crew serves the best tea to high society by day and... Read More

  • LESSONS FOR SURVIVAL

    LESSONS FOR SURVIVAL Mothering Against "the Apocalypse"

    by Emily Raboteau | Read by Emily Raboteau

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Emily Raboteau reads with purpose, a clear voice, and a conversational tone that works well for the personal essays in this satisfying audiobook. Her delivery style adjusts to the varied subjects: a sense of wonder at identifying birds, exasperation at dealing with New York City real estate, and empathy for a water-starved Palestinian family. She has a gift for languages; in... Read More

  • PIGLET

    PIGLET

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Lottie Hazell | Read by Rebekah Hinds

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Rebekah Hinds imbues Hazell's compelling debut with a palpable sense of dread. A London cookbook editor known as Piglet prepares for her wedding, complete with a croquembouche wedding cake she's planning to make herself. Then, just 13 days before the big day, her fiancé, Kit, shares a secret that derails everything. Hinds's portrait of Piglet is a triumph, capturing... Read More

  • LISTEN FOR THE LIE

    LISTEN FOR THE LIE

    by Amy Tintera | Read by January LaVoy, Will Damron

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    January LaVoy and Will Damron give sterling performances in this audiobook about a woman who is suspected of committing a murder five years earlier and the popular true-crime podcaster who exposes her. LaVoy is simply outstanding as the often funny Lucy Chase; she adopts a sardonic, fatalistic tone that matches Lucy's character. LaVoy also is great in supporting roles,... Read More

  • THANK YOU FOR SHARING

    THANK YOU FOR SHARING

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Rachel Runya Katz | Read by Tyla Collier, Raymond Lee

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Tyla Collier and Raymond Lee offer a spicy yet sweet performance in this fun romance. Liyah and Daniel bump into each other as adults, and it seems that Liyah hasn't forgiven Daniel for a mysterious mistake during their childhood. But she needs Daniel's help so she can secure her dream job as a museum curator, and a bumpy romance blossoms. Both characters are Jewish people of... Read More

  • MY SIDE OF THE RIVER

    MY SIDE OF THE RIVER A Memoir

    by Elizabeth Camarillo Gutierrez | Read by Elizabeth Camarillo Gutierrez

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Elizabeth Camarillo Gutierrez powerfully narrates her memoir of her experiences in the broken immigration system of the United States and her fight for a better future. Gutierrez's family was split up when her parents' visas expired and they were sent back to Mexico. A high school freshman, she was left alone to raise herself and her younger brother in Arizona. Gutierrez's... Read More

  • ALPHABETICAL DIARIES

    ALPHABETICAL DIARIES

    by Sheila Heti | Read by Kate Berlant

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Sheila Heti's latest meditative work comes alive with Kate Berlant's expressive narration. This compilation has an unusual conceit: Heti chose sentences from 10 years of her journal-keeping and then organized them according to the first letter of the first word of each sentence. Consistent themes emerge, including romantic entanglements, financial struggles, writing joys and... Read More

  • DAUGHTER OF THE BONE FOREST

    DAUGHTER OF THE BONE FOREST

    by Jasmine Skye | Read by Jeremy Carlisle Parker, Lindsey Dorcus

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Jeremy Carlisle Parker shows emotional breadth in her portrayal of 17-year-old Rosy Holt, who zealously guards her own and her grandmother's shape-shifting adventures in a remote forest. Parker heightens the initial tension during a dramatic scene in which Rosy saves the life of a princess. The taut plot continues as Rosy hides her secrets while attending magic school in the... Read More

  • GRIEF IS FOR PEOPLE

    GRIEF IS FOR PEOPLE

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Sloane Crosley | Read by Sloane Crosley

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Narrating her memoir, Sloane Crosley delivers ironic humor that balances the horror of back-to-back traumas. Admitting the unlikelihood and disorientation of what happened, Crosley links the vulnerability she felt at a burgled apartment and, a month later, at the suicide of her boss and friend, Russell. Their shared history in the shifting publishing industry serves as a... Read More

  • LONE WOLF

    LONE WOLF Orphan X, Book 9

    by Gregg Hurwitz | Read by Scott Brick

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Scott Brick dons a trench coat and breathes life into a former black-ops government assassin code named Orphan X. When Evan Smoak left the Program, he reinvented himself into a righter of wrongs for victims needing a savior. Brick employs perfect timing and emphasis to portray Evan and plays him with heart. Initially asked to find a little girl's dog, he soon finds... Read More

  • CORETTA

    CORETTA The Autobiography of Mrs. Coretta Scott King

    by Coretta Scott King, Barbara Reynolds | Read by January LaVoy

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Music and sound effects are beautifully paired with January LaVoy's inviting narration of this adaptation of Coretta Scott King's autobiography for adults. Hymns and soft lyrical strains play in the background as LaVoy describes King's church-based, family-strong youth. Her narration becomes agitated when Coretta asks about the prejudice surrounding her. The music and narration... Read More

  • FEEL-GOOD PRODUCTIVITY

    FEEL-GOOD PRODUCTIVITY How to Do More of What Matters to You

    by Ali Abdaal | Read by Ali Abdaal

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    Listeners familiar with Abdaal's YouTube channel will instantly connect with his familiar voice, accent, and dynamic delivery. Listeners who are being introduced to Abdaal will quickly respond to his speaking style. He offers a new way of thinking that listeners can apply to transform their lives. Drawing from scientific research, diverse case studies, and personal anecdotes,... Read More

  • A FRAGILE ENCHANTMENT

    A FRAGILE ENCHANTMENT

    by Allison Saft | Read by Fran Burgoyne

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Fran Burgoyne depicts a swoony romantasy between a seamstress and a prince. Niamh O Conchobhair has come to Avaland to improve her future, not to fall in love with the one man she cannot have. Kit Carmine, younger son of the king, is engaged to a woman he does not love. Burgoyne demonstrates Niamh's fierce pride in her heritage by giving her a strong accent she refuses to... Read More

  • RANDOM IN DEATH

    RANDOM IN DEATH In Death, Book 58

    by J.D. Robb | Read by Susan Ericksen

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Susan Ericksen's energetic performance is unparalleled in this latest in the futuristic In Death series. Jenna, a teen who is enjoying a live performance of her favorite band, is jabbed at the show by a killer with a needle filled with a deadly combination of pure heroin and other drugs. To top it off, the needle itself is covered in infectious bacteria. Lt. Eve Dallas fears... Read More

  • FARTHER THAN THE MOON

    FARTHER THAN THE MOON

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Lindsay Lackey | Read by Joshua Wichard

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Joshua Wichard is phenomenal at narrating this endearing novel, which captures a poignant time in a teenager's life. Thirteen-year-old Houston lives with his single mom and younger brother, Robbie, who has cystic fibrosis. The boys share a dream of traveling to the moon one day, just like their estranged grandpa. Hard work pays off, and Houston is accepted to the Junior... Read More

  • THE FOX WIFE

    THE FOX WIFE

    by Yangsze Choo | Read by Yangsze Choo

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Author and narrator Yangsze Choo gently narrates this fantasy audiobook about foxes that can transform into dazzlingly beautiful humans. Bao has the ability to tell truths from lies and has been tasked with solving a murder mystery that might involve foxes. Meanwhile, Snow has taken human form and gets a job as a servant, all to aid her in avenging the death of her child. Choo... Read More

  • MERCURY

    MERCURY

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Amy Jo Burns | Read by Maria Liatis

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Maria Liatis is superb at portraying both the characters in this novel and the rural environment they inhabit. It's 1990, not far from Interstate 80. Marly and her mother arrive in the Pennsylvania town and soon encounter two brothers, one of which Marly will marry at a young age. But she remains close to both. The discovery of a skeleton in the church attic threatens... Read More

  • WHERE YOU END

    WHERE YOU END

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Abbott Kahler | Read by Megan Tusing, Samantha Desz

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Megan Tusing and Samantha Desz provide a captivating dual performance with confidence, especially when the narration is deliberately unreliable. Kat Bird awakes from a coma, coming face-to-face with her twin sister, Jude. Her memory a blank, Kat must piece together the story of their lives, with Jude's guidance. Secrets come to the surface as Kat puts the pieces of their shared... Read More

  • FAMILY FAMILY

    FAMILY FAMILY

    by Laurie Frankel | Read by Patti Murin, Laurie Frankel

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Those who listen to this audiobook will learn that Tolstoy was wrong when he said happy families are all alike. There are many kinds of happy families, and they appear in all sorts of configurations here. The novel's focus is on adoption and how it is a positive, uplifting choice for those concerned. The liquid, uplifting voice of Patti Murin tells the story of actress India... Read More

  • NO ONE CAN KNOW

    NO ONE CAN KNOW

    by Kate Alice Marshall | Read by Karissa Vacker

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Karissa Vacker performs this complex thriller featuring three sisters and the haunting mystery of who brutally murdered their parents in the family home 14 years earlier. When Emma is forced to return to the home where her parents were killed, she hopes to keep her presence as quiet and temporary as possible. With everything seemingly working against her, Emma has to solve her... Read More

  • ONLY IF YOU'RE LUCKY

    ONLY IF YOU'RE LUCKY

    by Stacy Willingham | Read by Karissa Vacker

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    College sophomore Margot mysteriously loses two best friends in the span of two years in this psychological thriller, which should be categorized as a YA audiobook. Narrator Karissa Vacker does her best with the material, which features voluminous scenes of postadolescent self-reflection that are hard to enjoy listening to if you are well past your twenties. Vacker is gifted at... Read More

  • WHAT FEASTS AT NIGHT

    WHAT FEASTS AT NIGHT Sworn Soldier, Book 2

    by T. Kingfisher | Read by Avi Roque

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Horror

    Narrator Avi Roque conveys all the creeping horror of this sequel to WHAT MOVES THE DEAD. Alex Easton, a retired soldier, travels to their family's hunting lodge in their damp and unwelcoming home country, Gallacia. Alex discovers the lodge cold and empty and learns that the caretaker has died under mysterious circumstances. The villagers are wary of Alex, and the lodge and... Read More

  • DOGTOWN

    DOGTOWN

    by Katherine Applegate, Gennifer Choldenko | Read by Cassandra Morris

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Cassandra Morris creates a youthful and energetic voice for Chance, a dog who lives in a shelter called Dogtown that houses both living dogs and robotic dogs. Chance befriends one of the robot dogs, named Metal Head. As they both hope to find better lives, Morris captures Chance's upbeat attitude, even as she reveals the tragic events that brought her to Dogtown in the... Read More

  • WHEN GRUMPY MET SUNSHINE

    WHEN GRUMPY MET SUNSHINE

    by Charlotte Stein | Read by Emily Spowage

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Emily Spowage performs this sizzling contemporary romance with a light touch. Gruff former professional football star Alfie is urged by his agent to write his memoir. Curvy, cheerful Mabel applies to be his ghostwriter. When the two are seen together, they're mistaken for a couple. To hide the real nature of their relationship, they pretend to be dating. Spowage brings out the... Read More

  • THE WOMEN

    THE WOMEN

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Kristin Hannah | Read by Julia Whelan, Kristin Hannah

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    The sure touch of Golden Voice narrator Julia Whelan transforms Kristen Hannah's absorbing novel about Vietnam War combat nurses into an addictive listen. An intimate portrait and a sprawling account of a searing time, the story focuses on 20-year-old Frances McGrath, who, in 1965, impetuously chooses the Army Nurse Corps over cotillions and marriage. Whelan brings believable... Read More

  • AFTER THE FOREST

    AFTER THE FOREST

    by Kell Woods | Read by Esther Wane

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    What happens after the fairy tale is not always a happy ending. Esther Wane narrates this bewitching extension to the tale of Hansel and Gretel, set in seventeenth-century Germany. Wane's range of character accents brings a magical essence to the story. Fifteen years after they escaped the witch in the gingerbread house, Hans and Greta are having a hard time surviving.... Read More

  • THE FORTUNE SELLER

    THE FORTUNE SELLER

    by Rachel Kapelke-Dale | Read by Stephanie Cannon

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    What starts out sounding like chick-lit fluff, soon takes on the gravitas of a tangled, engrossing mystery. Narrator Stephanie Cannon delivers the bright enthusiasm of Rosie, a senior at Yale and a member of the elite equestrian team. When new girl Annelise, a superb rider and a gifted tarot card reader, joins the team, jealousy, bitterness, and classism overtake the genial... Read More

  • THE FRICTION PROJECT

    THE FRICTION PROJECT How Smart Leaders Make the Right Things Easier and the Wrong Things Harder

    by Robert I. Sutton, Huggy Rao | Read by Sean Patrick Hopkins

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Business & Finance

    The latest book by a professor of organizational behavior and a colleague is served well by the upbeat performance of veteran narrator Sean Patrick Hopkins. Much like the principal author's speaking style--a bonus interview with Sutton and his coauthor concludes the production--Hopkins's vocal enthusiasm is prominent but never detracts from the intellectual soundness of these... Read More

  • HOLIDAY COUNTRY

    HOLIDAY COUNTRY

    by Inci Atrek | Read by Ayse Babahan

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Ayse Babahan thoughtfully narrates this coming-of-age story. Ada feels forever suspended between two states of being. She is one person during the school year in California and another during summers spent with her mother and grandmother in a holiday villa along the Turkish coast. In her nineteenth year, when a chance encounter occurs and an old romance rekindles, all the... Read More

  • THE LONGEST AUTUMN

    THE LONGEST AUTUMN

    by Amy Avery | Read by Zura Johnson

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Using an ethereal voice and delicate intonation, Zura Johnson elevates this mystery loosely based on ancient Greco-Roman mythology into a captivating listening experience. Tirne, the herald for the god of Autumn, escorts him yearly from the godly to the human world. This time, the magical mirror used for the trip shatters. Tirne loses her exalted herald status, and the human... Read More

  • THE OTHER SIGNIFICANT OTHERS

    THE OTHER SIGNIFICANT OTHERS Reimagining Life with Friendship at the Center

    by Rhaina Cohen | Read by Rhaina Cohen

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    This illuminating audiobook provides clarity and a degree of legitimacy to friendships that are central to a person's life but not romantic or sexual. These relationships can take many forms--from friendships that are unusually close and time consuming to committed relationships that involve cohabiting or even raising children. When people in these close relationships are... Read More

  • THE BELL IN THE FOG

    THE BELL IN THE FOG Andy Mills, Book 2

    by Lev AC Rosen | Read by Vikas Adam

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Vikas Adam brings a noirish vibe to his first-class narration of this 1952 mystery set in San Francisco. Andy Mills is trying to find his way after being bounced off of the police force because he is gay. An old lover appears, needing help, and Andy is soon working blackmail and murder cases. Adam gives Mills a deep, tough voice for the most part, though it softens for more... Read More

  • DIVA

    DIVA

    by Daisy Goodwin | Read by Lorelei King

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    Listeners will have a grand time with Lorelei King's versatile narration of this fictionalized account of the life of famed opera singer Maria Callas. Listeners will feel as though they are globe-trotting alongside Callas as she performs in the classic opera houses of Europe and the U.S. King gives Callas a slightly detached, poised tone as she rehearses and performs, and... Read More

  • WHAT THE RIVER KNOWS

    WHAT THE RIVER KNOWS Secrets of the Nile, Book 1

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Isabel Ibañez | Read by Ahmed Hamad, Ana Osorio

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Ana Osorio's narration has hints of Spanish accents, which reflect the Argentinian-Bolivian background of 19-year-old Inez Olivera. Osorio stresses Inez's emotions--her longing for adventure and for her parents, who spend six months a year in Cairo. Their deaths propel headstrong Inez's journey to Egypt, where Osorio gently describes the lavishness of its nineteenth-century... Read More

  • BIG HEART LITTLE STOVE

    BIG HEART LITTLE STOVE Bringing Home Meals & Moments from The Lost Kitchen

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Erin French | Read by Erin French, Ina Garten, et al.

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Celebrated chef Erin French shares glimpses of her Maine past and the familial roots of her favorite recipes, as well as ideas and temptations from her renowned restaurant, The Lost Kitchen. Her recitations of her recipes are both engaging and perfectly paced. One could cook while listening, though the recipes are handily indexed at the end. Interspersed are unscripted chats... Read More

  • THE PORCELAIN MAKER

    THE PORCELAIN MAKER

    by Sarah Freethy | Read by Kristin Atherton

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    In a practiced-sounding tone, Kristin Atherton narrates this dual- timeline historical fiction revolving around Nazi-era porcelain figurines created at the Allach Porcelain Factory in a sub-camp of Dachau concentration camp. There Clara Vogel searches for her father's identity. Atherton adopts a Midwestern accent for the opening scenes, set in 1993 Cincinnati. The balance of... Read More

  • REYKJAVIK

    REYKJAVIK A Crime Story

    by Ragnar Jónasson, Katrín Jakobsdóttir | Read by Tamaryn Payne, Bert Seymour

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Tamaryn Payne and Bert Seymour seamlessly present this mystery, cowritten by Iceland's prime minister, Katrin Jakobsdottir. Listeners learn of 15-year-old Lara's 1956 murder and the 1986 reopening of the case. Payne and Seymour aptly convey Iceland's 200th Anniversary celebration, the Gorbachev-Reagan Summit, and the country's expanding media. Colorful descriptions of the... Read More

  • THE FURY

    THE FURY

    by Alex Michaelides | Read by Alex Jennings

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Olivier Award-winning actor Alex Jennings performs this story of murder on a remote Greek island. Famed actress Lana Farrar invites her family and close friend to her private island for Easter break. But what starts out as an idyllic vacation ends in murder. The novel is told from the perspective of Elliot Chase, a playwright who is Lana's closest friend. With his ear for... Read More

  • YOURS FOR THE TAKING

    YOURS FOR THE TAKING

    by Gabrielle Korn | Read by Jasmin Savoy Brown

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Jasmin Savoy Brown's pleasant, dynamic voice captures the climate-razed Earth and the few people selected for survival as part of the Inside Project. Women's rights advocate Jacqueline Mellinder directs its Manhattan location, allowing only women inside in order to eradicate masculinity. Ava is one of those women; her voice is growing steadily dreamier as she lets go of her... Read More

  • MOST ARDENTLY

    MOST ARDENTLY A Pride & Prejudice Remix; Remixed Classics, Book 9

    by Gabe Cole Novoa | Read by Harrison Knights

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Harrison Knights gives a quietly charming performance of this queer YA retelling of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. He portrays Oliver Bennet, a trans boy who just wants to live openly as himself, with a soft voice that sometimes edges into despair but just as often warms with humor. When Oliver meets Darcy on one of the rare nights he's out in London as himself, they form an instant... Read More

  • THE HEIRESS

    THE HEIRESS

    by Rachel Hawkins | Read by Dan Bittner, Eliza Foss, John Pirhalla, Patti Murin

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    An ensemble of narrators enhances this thriller's absorbing quality. Ruby has been shrouded in mystery since she was abducted at the age of four and returned to her family eight months later. In a series of letters, Ruby discusses the abduction, her wealth, and four deceased husbands. In alternating points of view, listeners learn why Ruby's son, Cam, is reluctant to claim his... Read More

  • MISLAID IN PARTS HALF-KNOWN

    MISLAID IN PARTS HALF-KNOWN Wayward Children, Book 9

    by Seanan McGuire | Read by Jesse Vilinsky

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Jesse Vilinsky brings expert narration to another installment of the Wayward Children series. In this ninth book, Antsy, the latest addition to the School for Wayward Children, has the ability to discover portals, which leads her and her friends to a world where dinosaurs roam. Vilinsky creates fun, expressive banter between Antsy and the group as they journey back home,... Read More

  • A TRUE ACCOUNT

    A TRUE ACCOUNT Hannah Masury's Sojourn Amongst the Pyrates, Written by Herself

    by Katherine Howe | Read by Petrea Burchard

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    Petrea Burchard channels the exhilaration and terror of eighteenth-century pirate life. In Boston in 1726, 17-year-old Hannah Masury finds herself in dire straits when she witnesses the death of a young sailor at the hands of ruthless privateers. Knowing that she must flee Boston, she disguises herself as a cabin boy aboard a pirate vessel captained by the infamous Ned Lowe. In... Read More

  • BEING HENRY

    BEING HENRY The Fonz . . . and Beyond

    by Henry Winkler | Read by Henry Winkler

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Henry Winkler is clearly delighted to tell his own story. He learned to live with dyslexia; understand his odd, strict parents; and succeed at doing what no one thought he could do--become an actor. Perhaps he made it so quickly because he was never told how impossible it would be for a young man with almost no professional acting experience to make it in Hollywood. Trusting in... Read More

  • YOU ONLY CALL WHEN YOU'RE IN TROUBLE

    YOU ONLY CALL WHEN YOU'RE IN TROUBLE

    by Stephen McCauley | Read by André Santana

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    André Santana's impressive narration deals with one family's contemporary problems. Cecily, a college instructor, is currently under investigation for sexual misconduct with a student. Her manic mother, Dorothy, is trying to get her life on track with the assistance of a self-help guru by opening a spiritual retreat in Woodstock, New York. And her Uncle Tom is so obsessed with... Read More

  • GODLY HEATHENS

    GODLY HEATHENS The Ouroboros, Book 1

    by H.E. Edgmon | Read by Avi Roque

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Avi Roque is the perfect narrator for this queer YA fantasy. Gem is a nonbinary teen just trying to survive high school in Gracie, Georgia. Their life is upended when a new girl explains that the nightmares they've been having are memories and that they're the reincarnation of an ancient god--one of many who fled their home world long ago. Chaos and adventure ensue. The novel... Read More

  • ACT LIKE A LADY, THINK LIKE A LORD

    ACT LIKE A LADY, THINK LIKE A LORD

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Celeste Connally | Read by Eilidh Beaton

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Eilidh Beaton's performance is stellar. With panache she takes on the roles of strong-willed aristocratic ladies; stuffy, self-important lords; and capable staff. Self-proclaimed spinster and freethinker Lady Petra becomes concerned when she learns her highborn women friends are disappearing into asylums--or dying. The men are unperturbed. Beaton's spellbinding narration is... Read More

  • DEVIL MAKES THREE

    DEVIL MAKES THREE

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Ben Fountain | Read by Ron Butler

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Ron Butler's deft performance fully encompasses this expansive story of political and economic crisis in Haiti, based on true events in 1991. Matt is an American college dropout working at a scuba-diving business when President Aristide is overthrown, pushing the country close to turmoil. After business dries up, Matt partners with a crew to seek deep-sea treasure. As the... Read More

  • GATOR COUNTRY

    GATOR COUNTRY Deception, Danger, and Alligators in the Everglades

    by Rebecca Renner | Read by John Pirhalla, Rebecca Renner [Foreword]

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    With this audiobook, listeners are immersed in the exotic environment of the Florida Everglades and the bizarre underworld of alligator poaching. John Pirhalla offers a first-rate narration. His facility with accents gives atmosphere to this true-crime work. He varies his tone, pitch, and cadence to good effect, and effectively handles both its hard-boiled police procedural... Read More

  • ABOVE THE SALT

    ABOVE THE SALT

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Katherine Vaz | Read by Gisela Chípe

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    Gisela Chípe's sensitive performance combined with Katherine Vaz's artful prose offers a recipe for hours of enchanting listening. With passion and drama, Vaz draws from the true story of John Alves, a Portuguese immigrant. The novel dips into the harsh realities of his life from 1840 through the 1860s, softening it with scenes of magical realism. Chípe brings the magic to... Read More

  • FLY WITH ME

    FLY WITH ME

    by Andie Burke | Read by Chelsea Stephens

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Chelsea Stephens fully embraces the complexities that result from dragging emotional baggage into a new relationship in this queer rom-com. Olive Murphy's life confirms Murphy's Law: What CAN go wrong WILL go wrong. But when she meets a captivating pilot named Stella after saving a man's life on her first-ever flight, Olive gets a new lease on her once fearful life. To win... Read More

  • DOPPELGANGER

    DOPPELGANGER A Trip to the Mirror World

    by Naomi Klein | Read by Naomi Klein

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Author and narrator Naomi Klein shares the complicated autobiographical story of how her online presence became entwined with that of another Naomi. A liberal Canadian activist and writer, Klein discovered that her name was being frequently confused with that of an American writer who was sharing false information about COVID-19 at the height of the pandemic. What started as a... Read More

  • IF YOU WOULD HAVE TOLD ME

    IF YOU WOULD HAVE TOLD ME A Memoir

    by John Stamos | Read by John Stamos, Jamie Lee Curtis [Fore.]

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    John Stamos begins his performance with everyday language, including a few expletives to emphasize the brash teenager he used to be. He was a wild heartthrob who, despite all his antics, seemed to get what he wanted, which was to be famous and well paid, from the sheer force of his exuberance and personality. As his story progresses, he interjects asides about the famous people... Read More

  • INHERITANCE

    INHERITANCE The Lost Bride Trilogy, Book 1

    by Nora Roberts | Read by Brittany Pressley

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    If the audiobook version of a page-turner is being glued to your speakers, then Brittany Pressley's narration of this slow-burn suspense will have listeners sitting in their cars long after they've parked in their driveways. Graphic designer Sonya MacTavish's life undergoes a complete revamp when she breaks off her engagement with her cheating fiancé. At the same time, she's... Read More

  • THREADS

    THREADS Zlata's Ukranian Shirt

    by Lina Maslo | Read by Natalia Payne

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Natalia Payne delivers a somber yet hopeful performance of this picture-book audio detailing a Ukrainian girl's experiences during the 1932-33 Ukrainian famine/genocide. On her birthday, Zlata, whose name means "golden," receives a blouse embroidered with red threads for love and black for sadness. These emotions are woven into the fabric of her life as her family... Read More

  • KING OF THE ARMADILLOS

    KING OF THE ARMADILLOS

    by Wendy Chin-Tanner | Read by Feodor Chin

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Feodor Chin recounts this illuminating story of a Chinese American youth sent to an institution for those with leprosy, more benignly called Hansen's disease. Taking place in the 1950s, it is a coming-of-age novel that includes phobias, prejudice, teen romances, family obligations, and a considerable amount of medical information. Chin, an experienced actor, displays his skills... Read More

  • CLEAT CUTE

    CLEAT CUTE

    by Meryl Wilsner | Read by Dana Varden, Zim Avaltrades

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Zim Avaltrades narrates from the perspective of 26-year-old soccer veteran Grace Henderson, and Dana Varden portrays 22-year-old rookie Phoebe Matthews. Henderson and Matthews find themselves playing for the same team, in more ways than one. While jokester Phoebe is hoping to score on and off the field with her childhood icon, secretive Grace is busy hiding her hip injury and... Read More

  • ORDINARY NOTES

    ORDINARY NOTES

    by Christina Sharpe | Read by Christina Sharpe

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    With precision and clarity, the author delivers seven definitions of the word "note," her voice rich in tone and meaning. Then she immerses listeners in each of the 248 lyrical notes she's written about poignant works she's read, powerful pictures she's seen, and meaningful experiences she's had. These notes, brief in expression, merit relistening, for their strong insights and... Read More

  • ABSOLUTION

    ABSOLUTION

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Alice McDermott | Read by Rachel Kenney, Jesse Vilinsky

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Rachel Kenney and Jesse Vilinsky each deliver spellbinding interpretations of Alice McDermott's superb new novel. Set primarily in 1960s Vietnam, the audiobook explores the lives of wives-- "helpmeets"--who accompanied their American husbands to a country on the brink of war. Through a series of letters written years later, we hear first from Patricia, a naïve New Yorker swept... Read More

  • A POWER UNBOUND

    A POWER UNBOUND The Last Binding, Book 3

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Freya Marske | Read by Josh Dylan

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Josh Dylan gives a stand-out performance in this stunning conclusion to The Last Binding trilogy. Jack Alston, Lord Hawthorn, lost his magic and his twin sister in a dramatic betrayal years ago. Now, Jack is drawn back into the world of magic by a group of unlikely allies who are battling a conspiracy of power-hungry magicians. He's surprised and intrigued when Alan Ross, a... Read More

  • FALL OF RUIN AND WRATH

    FALL OF RUIN AND WRATH Awakening, Book 1

    by Jennifer L. Armentrout | Read by Soneela Nankani

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    In this first audiobook in Awakening, a new fantasy series, Calista's power of intuition and foretelling have made her a favorite of the Baron of Archwood. When Hyborn Prince Thorne visits, he and Calista are inexplicably drawn to each other despite their differing classes and impending war. Soneela Nankani narrates Calista and Thorne's story, as told from Calista's point of... Read More

  • A MEMOIR OF MY FORMER SELF

    A MEMOIR OF MY FORMER SELF A Life in Writing

    by Hilary Mantel | Read by Anne Enright, Aurora Dawson-Hunte, Ben Miles, Bill Hamilton, Jane Wymark, Lydia Leonard, Nicholas Pearson, Sarah Waters

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    This collection of 70 of Mantel's writings is divided into five parts, each with a reflective, animating quality. Lydia Leonard narrates the first part, her tone intimate and conversational whether she's describing Mantel's theft of a book in her youth, her life in Saudi Arabia, the grace of Marie Antoinette, or Princess Diana's complicated image. Jane Wymark delivers the... Read More

  • THE SPANISH DIPLOMAT'S SECRET

    THE SPANISH DIPLOMAT'S SECRET Captain Jim and Lady Diana, Book 3

    by Nev March | Read by Vikas Adam

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Vikas Adam transports listeners back to 1894 as Jim Agnihotri, an investigator, and his wife, Lady Diana Framji, travel to England by ship. When a passenger is murdered, the ship's captain calls upon Jim to identify the killer. Adam's outstanding portrayals of both Jim and Diana create highly believable characters. His depiction of Diana is particularly strong, injecting just... Read More

  • JUNIPER'S CHRISTMAS

    JUNIPER'S CHRISTMAS

    by Eoin Colfer | Read by Olivia Forrest, Eoin Colfer

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Olivia Forrest, with a few words from author Eoin Colfer, charmingly narrates this magical story of Santa Claus. Grieving the loss of his wife, Santa is fed up with the greed and commercialization of Christmas. Instead of delivering presents, he decides to befriend the homeless. Juniper Lane, who is grieving for her dad, seeks to persuade Santa to resume delivering Christmas... Read More

  • LAST TO LEAVE THE ROOM

    LAST TO LEAVE THE ROOM

    by Caitlin Starling | Read by Xe Sands

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Horror

    Xe Sands's eerie performance beckons listeners into this horror story. Parts of the city of San Siroco are sinking, including the basement of Dr. Tamsin Rivers. At the same time, the room's dimensions are slowly stretching, revealing a door that shouldn't exist. Then, perfect doppelgängers of herself and her cat appear. The distortions can't be explained by science, and Tamsin... Read More

  • BLACKOUTS

    BLACKOUTS

    by Justin Torres | Read by Torian Brackett, Ozzie Rodriguez

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Torian Brackett and Ozzie Rodriguez offer a powerful performance of this 2023 National Book Award winner in which gay men muse over queer history and life. A young, unnamed man nurses an older dying man named Juan. Before Juan can rest in peace, he wants to pass on his life's project, which is based on a 1930s book titled SEX VARIANTS: A STUDY OF HOMOSEXUAL PATTERNS. Juan... Read More

  • LOU REED

    LOU REED The King of New York

    by Will Hermes | Read by Will Hermes

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    During a career that spanned from 1958 to his death in 2013, musician Lou Reed never became a pop star, but he made interesting music and was a New York City icon who knew everybody and lived a fascinating life. Music journalist Will Hermes narrates this history in a pleasing tone with consistent clarity while capturing his subject's moody cynicism. His vocal character works... Read More

  • THANK YOU (FALETTINME BE MICE ELF AGIN)

    THANK YOU (FALETTINME BE MICE ELF AGIN)

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Sly Stone, Ben Greenman, Questlove [Fore.] | Read by Dion Graham

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Dion Graham doesn't just embody the spirit of musician Sly Stone's voice--his performance also accentuates the lyrical rhythm of Stone's prose. Sly and the Family Stone's early albums in the 1960s are landmarks of popular music, a feat Stone worked meticulously to craft. His stories place listeners firmly in the spaces he occupied then and give perspective on why he disappeared... Read More

  • FIRE WITH FIRE

    FIRE WITH FIRE

    by Candice Fox | Read by Jay Aaseng

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Jay Aaseng takes an outstanding, edge-of-your-seat crime thriller and makes it even better with a pitch-perfect execution. He has a lot to work with in this unique story about distraught parents Ryan and Elsie Delaney, who take over a police crime lab and threaten to kill hostages and destroy key evidence if police fail to find their missing daughter, Tilly, in 24 hours. The... Read More

  • HE WHO DROWNED THE WORLD

    HE WHO DROWNED THE WORLD The Radiant Emperor Duology, Book 2

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Shelley Parker-Chan | Read by Natalie Naudus

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Natalie Naudus narrates the conclusion to The Radiant Emperor Duology. A fierce power struggle is underway to reign as emperor in this retelling of the Ming dynasty's rise to power and wresting of control from the Mongols. Naudus is an admirable guide through a complicated plot with multiple points of view. The characters include a collection of cruel and manipulative people,... Read More

  • AMAZING GRACE ADAMS

    AMAZING GRACE ADAMS

    by Fran Littlewood | Read by Claire Skinner

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Claire Skinner convinces listeners from the onset that she is the one and only amazing Grace Adams. With humor and sarcasm, Skinner portrays the formidable linguist, who has never wanted children. Instead she lands a dream job on a London TV show. But new motherhood role eventually costs Grace her job. Then she discovers unexpected love. Skinner reveals the joy and anguish... Read More

  • NESTLINGS

    NESTLINGS

    by Nat Cassidy | Read by Cassandra Campbell, Nat Cassidy [After.]

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Horror

    Cassandra Campbell's careful pacing and deliberate articulation complement this horror audiobook. Ana and Reid win an affordable housing lottery for the perfect apartment, which overlooks Central Park. Their new home is a balm after their daughter, Charlie's, complicated birth, which has left Ana paralyzed and depressed. But the building's strange residents, creepy elevator... Read More

  • IF WE'RE BEING HONEST

    IF WE'RE BEING HONEST

    by Cat Shook | Read by Kathleen McInerney

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Kathleen McInerney's range is perfect in this touching comedic drama. When a beloved patriarch dies suddenly, his wife, three children, and four grandchildren unite for his funeral in a small Georgia town. During the eulogy, Gerry's best friend shares a secret, which sets the town abuzz with gossip. Over the course of a week, each family member faces their own... Read More

  • THROUGH THE GROVES

    THROUGH THE GROVES A Memoir

    by Anne Hull | Read by Anne Hull

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Writer Anne Hull narrates her memoir of her childhood in the heat and turmoil of Central Florida in the 1960s. At a time when the orange groves were her whole world, she could still sense the self-destructive nature of her father and the ways her mother felt trapped by domestic life. This memoir recollects the racism of the time and the pressure put on young women of that era... Read More

  • ACCOUNTABLE

    ACCOUNTABLE The True Story of a Racist Social Media Account and the Teenagers Whose Lives It Changed

    by Dashka Slater | Read by Ariel Blake

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Ariel Blake's measured narration steadies an audio account of an intense event that took place in 2017. Blake neutrally recounts the facts surrounding a popularity-seeking high school junior who copied racist, sexist social media and memes. His posts grew to dominate his liberal California high school, and the ugly situation spread to the shocked community. Blake's... Read More

  • UNNECESSARY DRAMA

    UNNECESSARY DRAMA

    by Nina Kenwood | Read by Maddy Withington

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Maddy Withington narrates an enemies-to-lovers romance set in Australia. While in high school young teens Brooke and Jesse became best friends; however, after an embarrassing incident, Brooke's feelings for Jesse turn to scorn. When they both end up in Melbourne for college, they're surprised to find themselves housemates. Remaining cordial for the sake of their other... Read More

  • THE GOLDEN GATE

    THE GOLDEN GATE

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Amy Chua | Read by Robb Moreira, Tim Campbell, Suzanne Toren

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    After the ending of this compelling crime story, listeners hear a conversation between the author and narrator Robb Moreira. Moreira was enthusiastically selected by the audiobook producers to portray police detective Al Sullivan, who narrates this story about a prominent industrialist who is murdered in San Francisco's posh Claremont Hotel in 1944. Moreira's Sullivan is... Read More

  • THE PEACH SEED

    THE PEACH SEED

    by Anita Gail Jones | Read by Anita Gail Jones

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Anita Gail Jones's narration transports listeners across centuries and continents as she details the complex history of a Southern Black family. This saga centers on 70-year-old Fletcher Dukes, whose unexpected reunion with his long-lost love, Altovise Benson, upends his life and forces him to consider the true meaning of family and forgiveness. While the events Jones describes... Read More

  • THE FRAGILE THREADS OF POWER

    THE FRAGILE THREADS OF POWER Threads of Power, Book 1

    by V.E. Schwab | Read by Marisa Calin, Michael Kramer, Kate Reading

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Marisa Calin, Michael Kramer, and Kate Reading narrate a fantasy set in the Shades of Magic world. Seven years have passed since the battle that almost destroyed everything, and a new conflict has arisen that once again spans all four Londons: Red, Grey, White, and Black. Each narrator focuses on one primary plot thread: Calin on Tess, a young woman with an unusual and... Read More

  • MASTERS OF DEATH

    MASTERS OF DEATH

    by Olivie Blake | Read by Steve West

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Steve West gives a lively performance of this fantasy/romance, voicing each mortal, immortal, and undead character with the requisite humor, sarcasm, and sinister whispers. Fox D'Mora, a bit of a rake, is posing as a medium, though as the godson of Death, he has an unusual advantage. When Viola Marek, vampire and real estate agent, calls on him with a poltergeist problem, Fox... Read More

  • WESTERN ALLIANCES

    WESTERN ALLIANCES

    by Wilton Barnhardt | Read by Caroline Hewitt

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Caroline Hewitt narrates this tale of the wealthy Costa family so intimately that listeners will be convinced she has insider status with this dysfunctional group. Sal Costa, family head and manager of a financial institution in serious trouble, hopes to provide for his two children, Rachel and Roberto, who are complete strangers to work and the value of money. His ex-wife,... Read More

  • ALTHEA

    ALTHEA The Life of Tennis Champion Althea Gibson

    by Sally H. Jacobs | Read by Chanté McCormick

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Chanté McCormick rises to the challenge of narrating Jacobs's comprehensive biography of Althea Gibson with grace, energy, and a rich voice. Gibson charted a host of firsts. She was the first Black tennis player to win Wimbledon and the US Open--and to be ranked Number 1 in the world. She was also the first Black player in the Ladies Professional Golf Association. These... Read More

  • HOW TRUST WORKS

    HOW TRUST WORKS The Science of How Relationships are Built, Broken, and Repaired

    by Peter H. Kim | Read by Keong Sim

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    With fascinating research and examples of breaches in trust among celebrities, management professor Kim explains how trust is lost more quickly when people perceive sins of integrity than when they are disappointed by incompetence. Trust is also harder to restore with integrity issues; instances of incompetence can be a one-time event. With either type of lapse, restoring trust... Read More

  • THEN THE WAR

    THEN THE WAR And Selected Poems, 2007-2020

    by Carl Phillips | Read by Carl Phillips

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Poetry & Drama

    In much of the best contemporary poetry, beauty of thought is at least as important as beauty of language. Carl Phillips, here reading his own Pulitzer Prize-winning collection, has an ample supply of both, but it is the thinking behind each poem that makes it possible for the language to have power. Nature--in particular, horses--shows up in many of the poems, but what moves... Read More

  • THE FOREST GRIMM

    THE FOREST GRIMM

    by Kathryn Purdie | Read by Sarah Ovens

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Sarah Ovens shines while breathing life into this haunting narrative. Ovens's expressive voice and impeccable pacing create a vivid atmosphere as she guides listeners through Clara's perilous journey in the Forest Grimm. Ovens's storytelling prowess is evident in how she infuses these retold fairy tales with an eerie ambiance and captures the essence of each character.... Read More

  • DEAD MAN'S WAKE

    DEAD MAN'S WAKE Mike Bowditch, Book 14

    by Paul Doiron | Read by Henry Leyva

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Game Warden Mike Bowditch is back, keeping Maine safe. When two boaters are killed, he suspects more than an accident, and he begins to probe the island residents and others tied to the victims. Narrator Henry Leyva avoids stereotypical accents except for one or two characters whose laconic Maine speech is strong and enjoyable to hear. He believably delivers the emotions of... Read More

  • CASSIEL'S SERVANT

    CASSIEL'S SERVANT Kushiel's Legacy, Book 4

    by Jacqueline Carey | Read by Owen Findlay

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    This audiobook--the fourth in the Kushiel's Legacy fantasy series, but the second chronologically--offers more than a retelling of KUSHIEL'S DART. This companion piece is narrated from Joscelin's point of view. Narrator Owen Findlay is a master of distinctive voices as he reintroduces listeners to Joscelin, a warrior-priest who is sworn to celibacy and dedicated to protecting... Read More

  • MAEVE FLY

    MAEVE FLY

    by CJ Leede | Read by Sosie Bacon

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Horror

    Maeve, the titular character of this chilling audiobook, should have enjoyed a perfect life. The L.A. native, who descends from Hollywood royalty, portrays the lead princess at a famed Anaheim theme park. Narrator Sosie Bacon artfully brings to life the narcissistic young woman and her ghoulish dark side, especially her love of Halloween music and gore. As life batters Maeve... Read More

  • FIRST TO THE FRONT

    FIRST TO THE FRONT The Untold Story of Dickey Chapelle, Trailblazing Female War Correspondent

    by Lorissa Rinehart | Read by Kate Handford

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    With a story as gripping as this chronicle of a female war correspondent, narrator Kate Handford wisely stays out of the way. She recounts the life of Dickey Chapelle at a steady pace, expressing emotion where appropriate and regularly pausing to let selected passages sink in. Even though this is a biography, not an autobiography, Handford almost becomes Chapelle, whose career... Read More

  • WHILE YOU WERE OUT

    WHILE YOU WERE OUT An Intimate Family Portrait of Mental Illness in an Era of Silence

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Meg Kissinger | Read by Meg Kissinger

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Journalist Meg Kissinger gives a stellar narration of her extraordinarily affecting memoir about growing up in the 1960s in a close-knit Irish-Catholic family of eight children, many of whom were afflicted with mental illness. Kissinger's father suffered from bipolar disorder, her mother was hospitalized for depression during Kissinger's childhood, and she lost a brother and... Read More

  • THE COQUIES STILL SING

    THE COQUIES STILL SING A Story of Home, Hope, and Rebuilding

    by Karina Nicole González | Read by Laura Gómez

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Laura Gómez skillfully narrates this touching story of perseverance. Elena loves the garden in her family's home in Puerto Rico, especially the coquí frogs who sing there. When a hurricane nearly destroys the island, the coquíes stop singing, and Elena's beloved mango tree loses all its leaves and fruit. The storm's aftermath saddens and frightens Elena. However, through the... Read More

  • GREENWILD

    GREENWILD The World Behind the Door

    by Pari Thomson | Read by Sophia Nomvete

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Sophia Nomvete creates a determined voice for Daisy, who is sent to boarding school while her mom, a world-renowned journalist, chases down a story in the Amazon rainforest. When her mom then goes missing, Daisy sets out to find her and stumbles into Greenwild, a world in which botanists use green magic to grow plants. She learns that she and her mother are also... Read More

  • YOU HAVE TO BE PREPARED TO DIE BEFORE YOU CAN BEGIN TO LIVE

    YOU HAVE TO BE PREPARED TO DIE BEFORE YOU CAN BEGIN TO LIVE Ten Weeks in Birmingham That Changed America

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Paul Kix | Read by Jaime Lincoln-Smith

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    History

    This audiobook perfectly captures the extraordinary Project C, the ten- week campaign to end segregation in Birmingham, Alabama, which was crucial to the subsequent success of the 1963 March on Washington. Jaime Lincoln-Smith's performance is exceptional. He complements the book's historical precision with his delivery of the memorable voice of Martin Luther King, Jr., while... Read More

  • STARLING HOUSE

    STARLING HOUSE

    by Alix E. Harrow | Read by Natalie Naudus

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Natalie Naudus narrates the story of Opal, who is living in the desolate town of Eden, home to the mysterious Starling Mansion. The old house appeared on the day that the writer-illustrator of the gothic fantasy children's book THE UNDERLAND, Eleanor Starling, disappeared. Opal, who is providing for her brother, works for the current heir, Arthur Starling. Strange things are... Read More

  • LOOKING GLASS SOUND

    LOOKING GLASS SOUND

    by Catriona Ward | Read by Christopher Ragland, Katherine Fenton

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Horror

    Narrator Christopher Ragland delivers the majority of what begins as a pleasant coming-of-age story of three teens that turns into a complex psychological horror story-within-a-story, within-a-story. Ragland excels at portraying Wilder, skillfully conveying his fears, vulnerabilities, and victimhood. However, Ragland's Maine accent for Nate, and his female British voice for the... Read More

  • THE CONNELLYS OF COUNTY DOWN

    THE CONNELLYS OF COUNTY DOWN

    by Tracey Lange | Read by Barrie Kreinik

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Talented Barrie Kreinik narrates this complicated contemporary story about the hardships of the Connelly family. After their mother dies and their father abandons them, Geraldine, Eddie, and Tara are left to fend for themselves--far too early in their lives. The three siblings have deep loyalty to each other and attempt to protect each other from any more pain and... Read More

  • ZHARA

    ZHARA Guardians of Dawn, Book 1

    by S. Jae-Jones | Read by Katharine Chin

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    The bright and youthful voice of Katharine Chin brings a lighthearted manga-style energy to ZHARA, the first in a new series by S. Jae-Jones. Although magic is forbidden throughout the Morning Realms, this story focuses on Jin Zhara and her discovery of the Guardians of Dawn, a secret organization seeking to liberate magicians from hiding. Chin's vocal variations provide enough... Read More

  • NIGHT WILL FIND YOU

    NIGHT WILL FIND YOU

    by Julia Heaberlin | Read by Karissa Vacker

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    The heroine of this psychological thriller is, improbably, an astrophysicist and psychic. Narrator Karissa Vacker captures Vivvy Bouchet's smarts and the urgency with which she goes after the mystery of Lizzy Solomon's disappearance. The story begins when Vivvy returns home to bury her mother--also a psychic--and becomes involved with a case that her old friend Mike Romano, a... Read More

  • BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CHRISTMAS

    BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CHRISTMAS

    by Mary Kay Andrews | Read by Kathleen McInerney

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Narrator Kathleen McInerney transports the listener to Greenwich Village at Christmastime. Kerry Tolliver and her brother, Murphy, have brought Christmas trees from their farm in North Carolina to sell in the New York neighborhood while staying in the run-down trailer they affectionately call "Spammy." Kerry develops a friendship with Patrick and his 6-year old son, Austin.... Read More

  • CAMP DAMASCUS

    CAMP DAMASCUS

    by Chuck Tingle | Read by Mara Wilson

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Horror

    Mara Wilson expertly narrates a queer horror novel about an evangelical religious community in Montana and the gay conversion therapy camp at its heart. Rose Darling is 20, and while she never went to Camp Damascus, she knows people who have--though they don't talk about it. The novel takes a sharp turn into the surreal in the first chapter when Rose vomits up mayflies at the... Read More

  • BEYOND THE STORY

    BEYOND THE STORY 10-Year Record of BTS

    by BTS, Myeongseok Kang, Anton Hur, Clare Richards, Slin Jung [Trans.] | Read by Kim Young-Gi, Park Chan-won

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Primarily narrated by Kim Young-Gi, this biographical audiobook celebrates the ten-year-long career of the Korean boy band BTS. Kim's tender narration details the band's immense trials and unprecedented successes. He approaches the content with a voice full of wonder and admiration throughout their joys and quiet sympathy when detailing their tribulations. The audiobook also... Read More

  • RAW DOG

    RAW DOG The Naked Truth About Hot Dogs

    by Jamie Loftus | Read by Jamie Loftus

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Author Jamie Loftus is right at home as the narrator of her first book. Loftus traveled across the U.S. in the summer of 2021 with her pets and boyfriend, sampling the various hot dogs at each location. Beyond giving a snappy description of the different flavors and dressings each dog contains, Loftus also dives into their history and relays some social commentary surrounding... Read More

  • MRS. PLANSKY'S REVENGE

    MRS. PLANSKY'S REVENGE

    by Spencer Quinn | Read by Petrea Burchard

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Petrea Burchard is delightful in this entertaining comic crime drama. Seventy-one-year-old Loretta Plansky receives a call in the middle of the night from a "grandson" in need of urgent financial assistance, so she gives him her banking information. In the morning, she discovers her bank accounts have been wiped clean. The FBI tells her there's no way to get back her three... Read More

  • THE RAGING STORM

    THE RAGING STORM Matthew Venn, Book 3

    by Ann Cleeves | Read by Jack Holden

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Jack Holden's return to narrate the third installment in this series is a treat. Cleeves's descriptive prowess transports listeners to the bleak and formidable cliffs of Greystone, Devon. When adventurer Jem Roscoe is found dead in a dinghy after a raging storm, Detective Matthew Venn and his team are called in to investigate. Holden skillfully differentiates the locals... Read More

  • THE EDGE OF SLEEP

    THE EDGE OF SLEEP

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Jake Emanuel, Willie Block, Jason Gurley | Read by Franz Drameh

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Horror

    Franz Drameh's deeply involving performance embodies these characters and their rapidly deteriorating world. As Dave, a night watchman, goes about his routine, he discovers that people around him are not waking up. He soon joins a mission to find out why while struggling to stay awake himself. He has to--in this new apocalypse sleep leads to death. Based on a popular limited... Read More

  • EVERY RISING SUN

    EVERY RISING SUN

    by Jamila Ahmed | Read by Sulin Hasso

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    Sulin Hasso's melodic narration transports listeners to the twelfth-century Seljuk Empire (Persia) for a sumptuous retelling of ONE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS. When the Malik of Kerman discovers that his first wife has betrayed him, he executes her and his next three young brides. Shaherazade, the daughter of the Malik's vizier, offers to be his fifth wife in a desperate attempt... Read More

  • FEARLESS

    FEARLESS

    Earphones Award Winner

    by M.W. Craven | Read by William Hope

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    William Hope narrates this first novel in a series featuring the fascinating Ben Koenig, a former U.S. Marshall who once specialized in finding anybody--but who himself found it necessary to disappear six years ago. Now Koenig finds himself the focus of a manhunt initiated by a frantic father who wants him to find his missing daughter. Koenig has myriad special skills; chief... Read More

  • ONE FOR MY ENEMY

    ONE FOR MY ENEMY

    by Olivie Blake | Read by Ferdelle Capistrano

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Two households of powerful witches, equal in their ruthlessness and guile, square off to take control of a highly stylized magical New York City. Bringing a self-assured, intelligent manner to this dark mixture of urban fantasy, romance, Russian folklore, and Shakespearean storytelling, narrator Ferdelle Capistrano has a fine time giving voice to the seven beautiful but cunning... Read More

  • THE FIRST BRIGHT THING

    THE FIRST BRIGHT THING

    by J.R. Dawson | Read by Petrea Burchard, Tim Campbell

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    With earnestness that matches the author's poignant story, narrator Petrea Burchard introduces listeners to the Circus of the Fantasticals. In the 1920s they are a magical band of friends, lovers, and misfits, including a soaring trapeze artist, the Calliope Man, and a woman who can burst into flames. They are led by a time-traveling ringmaster named Rin. As Rin discovers that... Read More

  • SALLY BRADY'S ITALIAN ADVENTURE

    SALLY BRADY'S ITALIAN ADVENTURE

    by Christina Lynch | Read by Elise Roth

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Elise Roth makes the transitions smoothly as this novel moves between Sally Brady's life in Depression-era America and the lives of a group of Italians before and during WWII. Sally's voice grows more confident as the abandoned 11-year-old in L.A. she portrays matures to become an independent gossip columnist who navigates war-torn Italy to find stories. Roth also delivers the... Read More

  • STRAIGHT

    STRAIGHT

    by Chuck Tingle | Read by André Santana

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Horror

    With his enthusiasm for spoken-word poetry, improv, and nonbinary politics, up-and-coming voice talent André Santana brings a personable feel to this satirical sci-fi romp. It's the third annual Saturation Day, the day when strange cosmic rays pelt the earth and for one unspeakable night many of the planet's "straight" or "overwhelmed" population turn into raging... Read More

  • THE ARCHIVE UNDYING

    THE ARCHIVE UNDYING The Downworld Sequence, Book 1

    by Emma Mieko Candon | Read by Yung-I Chang

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Yung-I Chang narrates a complex sci-fi story involving giant Japanese robots (mecha). Ever since he was mysteriously cast out from the wreckage of Khun Mo 17 years ago, Sunai has tried to forget his past in a variety of dangerous and inappropriate ways. But now his past has caught up with him. As he journeys toward knowledge, both literally and metaphorically, Chang subtly... Read More

  • THE COLLECTED REGRETS OF CLOVER

    THE COLLECTED REGRETS OF CLOVER

    by Mikki Brammer | Read by Jennifer Pickens

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Jennifer Pickens breathes life into Brammer's debut novel. The story is told by Clover, a death doula who is more comfortable with the dying than the living--who finally learns to live. Pickens gives Clover a voice that is distant and uncomfortable with everyday interactions but compassionate and empathetic with her dying clients. Her past is revealed slowly as the... Read More

  • PANTHER GAP

    PANTHER GAP

    by James A. McLaughlin | Read by MacLeod Andrews

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Siblings Bowman and Summer, who learn survival skills and a keen knowledge of animals while being raised on a remote Colorado ranch, are at the crux of this story. The audiobook bounces between the past and present as their nemesis tries to steal their multimillion-dollar inheritance. MacLeod Andrews is especially deft with the voices of the women involved, varying them... Read More

  • WONDER BOY

    WONDER BOY Tony Hseih, Zappos, and the Myth of Happiness in Silicon Valley

    by Angel Au-Yeung, David Jeans | Read by Kurt Kanazawa

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Business & Finance

    Kurt Kanazawa presents this absorbing story of the initial success and later downward spiral of Tony Hsieh, tech founder and former CEO of Zappos. Kanazawa's youthful tone and vocal energy connect with Hsieh's wealth and celebrity status without glossing over his descent into drugs, alcohol, and mental health problems. The authors have a gift for colorful scene descriptions,... Read More

  • THE WARDEN

    THE WARDEN The Warden, Book 1

    by Daniel M. Ford | Read by Lindsey Dorcus

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Lindsey Dorcus smoothly narrates this adventurous audiobook perfect for fans of fantasy role-playing games. Aelis, a recently graduated wizard and the only female necromancer, is assigned to guard the remote village of Lone Pine as their new warden. Because Aelis is used to people's disdain for her choices in magic and their sexist skepticism of her abilities, Dorcus's voice is... Read More

  • GWEN & ART ARE NOT IN LOVE

    GWEN & ART ARE NOT IN LOVE

    by Lex Croucher | Read by Sarah Ovens, Alex Singh

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    A dual narration defines the alternating viewpoints and brings out the contrasts, humor, and high jinks in this YA queer medieval rom-com. Sarah Ovens’s crisp delivery depicts the temperament of the rule-bound Gwendoline, princess of England. There are moments, however, when Ovens’s more emotional tones reflect Gwen’s heartstrong feelings; her disdain for the irresponsible Lord... Read More

  • THORNHEDGE

    THORNHEDGE

    by T. Kingfisher | Read by Jennifer Blom

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Jennifer Blom narrates an adaptation of Sleeping Beauty that asks what if the fairy godmother desperately needs to keep the princess asleep to protect all others? Listeners hear the weariness in the fairy Toadling's voice as she stands guard at the tower, in both her unobtrusive human form and her toad form, watching the world change around her over the centuries. When Halim, a... Read More

  • BEST FRIENDS

    BEST FRIENDS Friends, Book 2

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Shannon Hale | Read by Shannon Hale, Mia Jenness, Carlotta Brentan, Rob Brinkmann, Jeremy Carlisle Parker, Michael Crouch, Dean Hale, Dinah Hale, Wren Hale, Helen Laser, Marni Penning, Mark Sanderlin

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Author Shannon Hale narrates as a full cast enacts the drama of her sixth-grade year in this adaptation of the middle volume of her graphic memoir trilogy. Portraying young Shannon, Mia Jenness evokes excitement, uncertainty, and hurt--painfully and exquisitely--as she picks her way through a friendship minefield. Her circle of friends is not so fully individuated, with the... Read More

  • PROMISE BOYS

    PROMISE BOYS

    by Nick Brooks | Read by Renier Cortes, Christopher Hampton, Alfred Vines, and a Full Cast

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Skilled vocal performances from more than a dozen narrators immerse listeners in a schoolyard murder mystery involving race, wealth, and power. When the dictatorial principal of the all-boys Promise Preparatory School is shot, three students are pegged for the murder. But J.B., Trey, and Ramón are innocent--and determined to prove it. With the help of J.B.'s girlfriend, a... Read More

  • RUBICON

    RUBICON

    by J.S. Dewes | Read by Eunice Wong

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Eunice Wong smoothly differentiates a diverse cast in this edgy military thriller. Soldier Adriene Valero feels numbed by life but gets an unexpected second chance to feel alive. Make that a 97th chance--because she's been rebooted 96 times. Wong captures Adriene's transformation when she's given cutting-edge virtual intelligence and transferred to a Special Forces unit. Wong... Read More

  • IDENTITY

    IDENTITY

    by Nora Roberts | Read by January LaVoy

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Morgan Albright, portrayed by January LaVoy, has finally made a life for herself in Baltimore with her roommate, Nina. But her world is shattered when Nina is murdered by Luke, aka Gavin, after Morgan invited him to their home. LaVoy brings out all the drama. Gavin has also stolen Morgan's identity, leaving her no choice but to return to Vermont to her mother and grandmother.... Read More

  • OFF THE MAP

    OFF THE MAP

    by Trish Doller | Read by Sarah Naughton

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Sarah Naughton takes listeners on a whimsical yet obstacle-filled journey through the lush heath of Ireland. Carla Black has traveled worldwide in her vintage Jeep Wrangler. Now she's arrived in Ireland for her best friend's wedding. Eamon Sullivan, the best man, has been tasked with picking Carla up from the airport and making the trek across Ireland in time for the wedding.... Read More

  • FLOP DEAD GORGEOUS

    FLOP DEAD GORGEOUS Andy Carpenter, Book 27

    by David Rosenfelt | Read by Grover Gardner

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Grover Gardner returns to the role of reluctant attorney Andy Carpenter in this 27th audiobook in the series. Andy's latest case involves defending a high school fling, now a famous actress, against accusations of having murdered her costar, a former boyfriend. The audiobook delivers all the elements fans expect: endearing canines, Andy's razor-sharp sarcasm, and a... Read More

  • BOOKSHOPS & BONEDUST

    BOOKSHOPS & BONEDUST Legends & Lattes, Book 2

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Travis Baldree | Read by Travis Baldree

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Author/narrator Travis Baldree returns with a prequel to LEGENDS & LATTES, set 20 years earlier. Viv, a mercenary orc, has been injured in a campaign against a necromancer and needs to heal. Looking for distraction, Viv hangs out in a run-down bookstore owned by a foulmouthed rattkin and discovers a love of reading, some good friends, and a little romance. Baldree introduces... Read More

  • AUGUST BLUE

    AUGUST BLUE

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Deborah Levy | Read by Alix Dunmore

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Alix Dunmore's lilting voice and English accent capture the musicality of this audiobook. The cadence of her narration works well, and her tones mimic the interior conflicts of Elsa, a virtuoso pianist whose career is at a standstill. In response, she dyes her hair blue and sets about inventing a new persona. The pandemic is taking place as the plot moves from Greece to Paris,... Read More

  • THE SEA ELEPHANTS

    THE SEA ELEPHANTS

    by Shastri Akeila | Read by Vikas Adam

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Vikas Adam's performance--tender and tinged with optimism--lends a welcome lightness to this coming-of-age novel about a young man who is trying to find his place in 1990s India. When his father threatens to send him to conversion therapy, Shagun leaves school to join a traveling performance troupe. There he finds friendship, an artistic calling, and first love with an alluring... Read More

  • GONE TONIGHT

    GONE TONIGHT

    by Sarah Pekkanen | Read by Kate Mara

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Kate Mara gives a quiet powerhouse of a performance of this taut and original thriller. Catherine Sterling and her mother, Ruth, are unusually close. Keyword "unusually." Note also the title's nod to the iconic twisty thriller GONE GIRL. This book earns the association; the plot takes turn after turn you won't see coming, and its revelations are persuasive and earned. Why do... Read More

  • OUR MIGRANT SOULS

    OUR MIGRANT SOULS A Meditation on Race and the Meanings and Myths of "Latino"

    by Héctor Tobar | Read by André Santana

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Academic Héctor Tobar explores Western European-descended North Americans' evolving creation of "brownness" as a governable and repressible classification. The youthful timbre of André Santana's voice pairs well with Tobar's view of Latino people as young in both generational and political senses. Santana weaves Tobar's data and other research, stories of his life and his... Read More

  • THE SOULMATE

    THE SOULMATE

    by Sally Hepworth | Read by Barrie Kreinik, Jessica Douglas-Henry

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    This novel's story is told by Pippa, who speaks of "now" and "then," and by Amanda, who refers to "before" and "after." Two competent narrators, Barrie Kreinik and Jessica Douglas-Henry, guide the listener through this story, which involves the two characters and four time frames and which doles out information in short segments that continually change voice and perspective.... Read More

  • WHAT HAVE WE DONE

    WHAT HAVE WE DONE

    by Alex Finlay | Read by James Patrick Cronin, Jon Lindstrom, Maggie Thompson, Brittany Pressley

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Several teen residents of a group home commit an act that someone tries to kill them for 25 years later. The pals come together to try to find out who is behind the scheme. The story bounces between their time at the home and the present day. The audiobook is a classic example of a well-paced, intriguing thriller that is truly enhanced by excellent narration. Each character,... Read More

  • WHERE THERE WAS FIRE

    WHERE THERE WAS FIRE

    by John Manuel Arias | Read by Adriana Sananes

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    A Costa Rican family's generational trauma impacts their descendants in ways they don't fully understand because of secrets that have never been shared. Adriana Sananes adopts both Spanish and English accents throughout the complex dynamics of five generations who were affected by the exploitation of the Great American Fruit Company. The corruption of the U.S. banana company... Read More

  • GIRLS LIKE GIRLS

    GIRLS LIKE GIRLS

    by Hayley Kiyoko | Read by Hayley Kiyoko, Natalie Naudus, Malia Pyles, Katie Gavin, Brandon Flynn

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    This quaint performance by a five-narrator ensemble will tug at the heartstrings. It explores the budding relationship between Coley and Sonya, who are both learning to accept the beauty to be found in being vulnerable. Coley moves to Oregon after her mother dies and meets Sonya, who is uncertain about how a same-sex relationship will change her. Both girls stumble through... Read More

  • THE EXHIBITIONIST

    THE EXHIBITIONIST

    by Charlotte Mendelson | Read by Juliet Stevenson

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Taking place over a weekend in London, this audiobook is funny at times, but more often its dysfunctional characters make the listener cringe. Ray Hanrahan is a semi-famous painter who is married to his former student Lucia, a sculptor. As his comeback exhibition approaches, he demands that his three adult children return home to witness it. Juliet Stevenson captures the... Read More

  • THE LOST LIBRARY

    THE LOST LIBRARY

    by Rebecca Stead, Wendy Mass | Read by Jennifer Blom, Christopher Gebauer, Rob Dircks

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Three narrators deliver engaging alternate viewpoints in a story about the overnight appearance of a Little Free Library. Events revolve around the history of a small town called Martinville, a mystery, and a ghost story. Jennifer Blom's soft voice portrays the tenderhearted kindness of a librarian who seems to be a ghost. She cares equally about books, patrons, and cats.... Read More

  • KING: A LIFE

    KING: A LIFE

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Jonathan Eig | Read by Dion Graham

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Dion Graham superbly narrates this riveting audiobook, emulating the majestic cadence of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, speeches. He captures the Civil Rights leader’s deep, resonant tone; deliberate ministerial intonation; and, during offstage moments, his world-weariness. When portraying Coretta Scott King, Graham modulates his style, and he shifts into reportorial mode,... Read More

  • RED QUEEN

    RED QUEEN

    by Juan Gómez-Jurado | Read by Scott Brick

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Scott Brick narrates this addictive audiobook, which blends dark humor and thrills. Inspector Jon Gutiérrez is accused of planting evidence and is suspended. Still, he is given a chance to redeem himself by investigating a sinister crime with the help of Antonia Scott, a talented forensic expert. The characters' emotional lives are explored in depth, and Brick's narration... Read More

  • BEYOND THAT, THE SEA

    BEYOND THAT, THE SEA

    by Laura Spence-Ash | Read by Ell Potter

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Beautifully written and narrated, this audiobook presents two families who are impacted by war. As WWII begins, 11-year-old Beatrix Thompson's parents send her from London to live with a family in Boston. Though she misses her parents, Bea spends several years with the Gregorys and settles in as part of the family. When the war ends, she returns to London and her parents, but a... Read More

  • THE BONES BENEATH MY SKIN

    THE BONES BENEATH MY SKIN

    by TJ Klune | Read by Kirt Graves

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Kirt Graves skillfully performs a stand-alone sci-fi audiobook set in 1995. Nate Cartwright is surprised that his estranged parents bequeathed anything to him upon their deaths. Newly jobless, he takes the truck he inherited from his father and travels to his remote cabin, where he finds Artemis, an unusual girl, and Alex, the man protecting her. Soon Nate is embroiled in their... Read More

  • HEART OF THE NILE

    HEART OF THE NILE Barker & Llewelyn, Book 15

    by Will Thomas | Read by Antony Ferguson

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Antony Ferguson transports listeners to London in late 1983 for a mystery involving a mummy, a giant ruby, and a murder. Phillip Addison, a quirky mummy fanatic, is a volunteer researcher at the British Museum. Phillip believes that one of the museum's mummies is Cleopatra; his theory is fueled by the giant heart-shaped ruby in the mummy's chest. One day, when Phillip doesn't... Read More

  • STARS AND SMOKE

    STARS AND SMOKE Stars and Smoke, Book 1

    by Marie Lu | Read by Becca Q. Co

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Becca Co's versatile voice and acting experience shine in this new audiobook. Talented young spy Sydney Cossette is hired by an elite covert ops group to infiltrate a notorious crime family. Voiced with the intelligence and take-no-prisoners attitude written by Lu, Sydney comes alive for listeners. Co also gives a suitably haughty yet sincere voice to Sydney's sparring partner... Read More

  • HELLO STRANGER

    HELLO STRANGER

    by Katherine Center | Read by Patti Murin, Katherine Center [Note]

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Patti Murin offers a fun, vivacious performance of this lively romance. After brain surgery, Sadie is diagnosed with facial blindness, an inconvenient side effect that will make her job as a portrait artist harder. As she copes with this development, she starts a friendship with an annoying neighbor, Joe, and a potential romance with her dog's vet, Oliver. Murin will amuse... Read More

  • PAGEBOY

    PAGEBOY A Memoir

    by Elliot Page | Read by Elliot Page

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Actor Elliot Page, who starred in the movie JUNO, gives an emotional, intimate performance of his gorgeous memoir. In a nonlinear structure that reflects the way that queer and trans lives often unfold, he shares moments of joy and heartbreak throughout his life--growing up in Nova Scotia, coming out as gay and then trans, falling in and out of love, and the toll of being... Read More

  • MISSING CLARISSA

    MISSING CLARISSA

    by Ripley Jones | Read by Inés del Castillo, Raymond J. Lee, Kimberly M. Wetherell, Atlanta Amado Foresyth, Allen Winter

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    This YA thriller features a podcast production with music and a full cast complementing evocative narration by Inés del Castillo. Juniors Blair and Cameron make a podcast for their journalism class in which they investigate the decades-old disappearance of cheerleader Clarissa Campbell. The rapid-fire speech and impatient edge to Castillo's portrayal of Cam magnify her... Read More

  • PIECES OF BLUE

    PIECES OF BLUE

    by Holly Goldberg Sloan | Read by Barrie Kreinik

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Barrie Kreinik takes listeners to the paradise of Hawaii, where the setting is the only thing that appears to be tropical. Looking for a fresh start, Lindsey Hill buys a run-down Oahu motel sight unseen after tragically losing her husband in a surfing accident. Kreinik's performance at times struggles to keep the listener's attention due to multiple third-person points of view... Read More

  • WHERE COYOTES HOWL

    WHERE COYOTES HOWL

    by Sandra Dallas | Read by Stephanie Németh-Parker

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    Stephanie Németh-Parker takes listeners back to Wyoming in the year 1916 as she narrates the incredible love story of Ellen Webster and Charlie Bacon. Ellen moves from Iowa to teach in the two-street town of Wallace. There she is instantly smitten by Charlie, a charming ranch hand. Listeners hear about the various high points and numerous hardships the couple experiences... Read More

  • NO TWO PERSONS

    NO TWO PERSONS

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Erica Bauermeister | Read by Cassandra Campbell, Stephen Graybill, Carol Jacobanis, Rachel L. Jacobs, Barrie Kreinik, Max Meyers, George Newbern, Jesse Vilinsky, Braden Wright, Gabra Zackman

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    This production presents an audiobook within an audiobook. Bauermeister's latest is a collection of 10 interconnected short stories that are woven into a colorful tapestry of a novel, which is being produced as an audiobook. The production's 10 outstanding real-life narrators portray the fictional audiobook's author and its nine narrators. Each of the talented real-life... Read More

  • SING HER DOWN

    SING HER DOWN

    by Ivy Pochoda | Read by Sophie Amoss, Frankie Corzo, Victoria Villarreal, Kimberly M. Wetherell

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Sophie Amoss, Kimberly Wetherell, Frankie Corzo, and Victoria Villarreal expertly play off of each other's narrations to bring unrelenting suspense to this gritty Western. After Florence "Florida" Baum and Diosmary Sandoval are released from prison, they engage in a cross-state game of cat and mouse. Dios is as obsessed with pulling a violent truth out of Florida as Florida is... Read More

  • THE SUMMER OF 1876

    THE SUMMER OF 1876 Outlaws, Lawmen, and Legends in the Season That Defined the American West

    by Chris Wimmer | Read by Johnny Heller, Chris Wimmer [Prefact]

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Colonel Custer, Wild Bill Hickok, and Jesse James are iconic names in the history of the American West, and all gained their greatest prominence during the summer of 1876. That three-month span is the focus of this audiobook. Johnny Heller offers a solid narration. His slightly gravelly voice is perfect for the material. The author, Chris Wimmer, generally follows chronological... Read More

  • WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER...

    WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER... So Make Some Room

    by Tom Papa | Read by Tom Papa

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    In 37 short essays comedian Tom Papa reminds listeners that life's absurdities are here to stay and that everyone is doing the best they can. His tone and delivery are comforting, heartwarming, even therapeutic. His comments on issues like pets, traveling, and family life are often funny but mostly enlightening and familiar. We are not alone, he says--everyone is working just... Read More

  • MADDALENA AND THE DARK

    MADDALENA AND THE DARK

    by Julia Fine | Read by Sophie Roberts

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    Sophie Roberts is outstanding as she performs this richly detailed novel of two girls in decadent eighteenth-century Venice. Luisa, a resident at a girls' conservatory, hopes to become a concert violinist under the tutelage of Antonio Vivaldi. When Maddalena, a beautiful young noblewoman is sent to the conservatory, Luisa's life takes a devastating turn. Maddalena has... Read More

  • ALL THE SINNERS BLEED

    ALL THE SINNERS BLEED

    Earphones Award Winner

    by S.A. Cosby | Read by Adam Lazarre-White

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Adam Lazarre-White draws listeners into the thought-provoking story of Titus Crowne, the first Black sheriff in the small Virginia county of Charon. As listeners enter Titus’s world, he is faced with a shooter at the high school, a neo-Confederate group on the march, and a serial killer terrifying the town. Lazarre-White masterfully portrays people of multiple races,... Read More

  • PIRATE ENLIGHTENMENT, OR THE REAL LIBERTALIA

    PIRATE ENLIGHTENMENT, OR THE REAL LIBERTALIA

    by David Graeber | Read by Roger Davis

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Graeber's morose, uncongenial book about putative pirate "kingdoms" in Madagascar in the late 1600s and early 1700s meets with a comparably uncomfortable audio rendering by Roger Davis. Davis's pacing and pronunciation are good, and he correctly expresses the text's meanings. He understands and gives convincing shading to the author's opinions. But his voice is harsh, and his... Read More

  • MAGNIFICENT REBEL

    MAGNIFICENT REBEL Nancy Cunard in Jazz Age Paris

    by Anne de Courcy | Read by Rosy Armitage

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Rosy Armitage's British accent helps create a fairy-tale atmosphere around socialite Nancy Cunard as this biography begins. Cunard, a leading figure on the 1920s Paris social scene, was a poet and small- press operator. She was romantically involved with famous authors such as Aldous Huxley and Ezra Pound. However, the relationship central to Cunard's life story is with Black... Read More

  • WANDERING SOULS

    WANDERING SOULS

    by Cecile Pin | Read by Aoife Hinds, Ioanna Kimbook, Ainsleigh Barber

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    Aoife Hinds, Ioanna Kimbook, and Ainsleigh Barber perform this stunning debut historical novel, which follows three orphaned Vietnamese refugees. Siblings Anh, Thanh, and Minh flee Vietnam at the end of the war, hoping to meet their parents in a refugee camp in Hong Kong. But after the rest of their family are found dead, the three children are sent to the UK to start a new... Read More

  • BITING THE HAND

    BITING THE HAND Growing Up Asian in Black and White America

    by Julia Lee | Read by Julia Lee

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Julia Lee performs her new essay collection, which discusses the complex lived reality of being the child of working-class Korean immigrants in California. During the 1992 riots in her hometown of Los Angeles, Lee had a front-row seat to the horrors of white supremacy. As she attends college and moves on to grad school, she has her own racial reckoning as she examines her... Read More

  • WARRIOR GIRL UNEARTHED

    WARRIOR GIRL UNEARTHED

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Angeline Boulley | Read by Isabella Star LaBlanc

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Isabella Star LaBlanc, a Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota narrator, accurately delivers Native intonations and rhythms while narrating a second book about an Indigenous heroine from Sugar Island, Michigan. Sixteen-year-old Perry Firekeeper-Birch is often compared unfavorably to her anxious, academically driven, compliant twin. LaBlanc portrays Perry’s growth after she's forced into a... Read More

  • IN THE LIVES OF PUPPETS

    IN THE LIVES OF PUPPETS

    Earphones Award Winner

    by TJ Klune | Read by Daniel Henning

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Narrator Daniel Henning demonstrates perfect comedic timing and impressive vocal versatility in this queer/sci-fi retelling of “Pinocchio.” Vic, a human, lives with three androids: Miss Ratched, a nurse; Gio, an inventor whom Vic considers to be his father; and Rambo, a vacuum cleaner. Nurse Ratched’s lines are delivered with a robotic articulation that perfectly matches her... Read More

  • TELL ME I'M WORTHLESS

    TELL ME I'M WORTHLESS

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Alison Rumfitt | Read by Nicky Endres

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Horror

    Nicky Endres pulls out all the stops when performing this horror story about a haunted house and the shocking trauma it inflicts on three people: trans woman Alice and her friends, Ila and Hannah. The remarkable British accent Endres assumes in their dialogue aligns with the British terms found in the text. Endres infuses insecurity and a feeling of worthlessness as Alice... Read More

  • THE EDEN TEST

    THE EDEN TEST

    by Adam Sternbergh | Read by Carlotta Brentan

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    In this psychological thriller, Daisy and Craig are a couple who have had trouble staying faithful to each other. They go to a cabin in the woods to take the Eden Test, which asks seven questions of each of them. The answers will tell whether or not they should stay together. Narrator Carlotta Brentan performs fascinating monologues of Daisy and Craig. She captures the rhythm... Read More

  • A HOUSE WITH GOOD BONES

    A HOUSE WITH GOOD BONES

    by T. Kingfisher | Read by Mary Robinette Kowal

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Horror

    Sam is summoned home to check on her mother in this Southern Gothic tale, splendidly performed by Mary Robinette Kowal. Sam is surprised at the distinct change in her mother, who is exhibiting weight loss and an unusual manner. Equally surprising is the restoration of the family home to appear as it did when Gran Mae ruled the roost. Using a Southern accent sparingly, Kowal... Read More

  • THE ELEPHANTS OF THULA THULA

    THE ELEPHANTS OF THULA THULA Elephant Whisperer, Book 3

    by Françoise Malby-Anthony | Read by Roshina Ratnam

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Roshina Ratnam gives a lively performance of Françoise Malby-Anthony's stories of the joys and trials of sustaining the land of the Thula Thula conservancy in South Africa. Its variety of endangered animals includes elephants, rhinoceri, and more. Ratnam lightly distinguishes the accents of European and Zulu members of the Thula Thula community. It's rather strange that... Read More

  • WITCH KING

    WITCH KING

    by Martha Wells | Read by Eric Mok

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Narrator Eric Mok makes this wonderfully inventive and diverse fantasy eminently accessible. Kaiisteron, a demon prince of the underearth with the power to possess other bodies, wakes up imprisoned and confused. Kai and his dear friend, the witch Ziede, escape and, along with a growing motley crew, set off to find Ziede's missing wife. The story jumps between the present time... Read More

  • BAD SUMMER PEOPLE

    BAD SUMMER PEOPLE

    by Emma Rosenblum | Read by January LaVoy

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator January LaVoy's range is highlighted in this audiobook about a single summer on Fire Island when gossip among vacationers and townies is ratcheted up to new levels. Glamorous Lauren and Jen rule the small community on and off the tennis courts. Their husbands have summered on the island together since childhood. Appearances can be deceiving though, and the couples... Read More

  • FRACTAL NOISE

    FRACTAL NOISE Fractalverse, Book 2

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Christopher Paolini | Read by Jennifer Hale

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Jennifer Hale's narration of this sci-fi novel is exemplary work. Her variety of voices and characterizations, as well as her grasp of the intense drama, is stunning. And just when you think she can't get better, she sings in character, and it transforms her entire performance into art. Hale is known best for her work in video game franchises such as Carmen Sandiego, Metroid... Read More

  • INFAMOUS

    INFAMOUS

    by Lex Croucher | Read by Ellie Kendrick

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Narrator Ellie Kendrick does an outstanding job portraying the time and place of this friends-to-lovers sapphic romance, set in the Regency era. Kendrick's evocative narration captures the drama and contrasts the diversity of the characters, along with their moods and personalities, with distinctive voices. The romance blooms gradually over the course of the audiobook. At its... Read More

  • ONCE UPON A PRIME

    ONCE UPON A PRIME The Wondrous Connections Between Mathematics and Literature

    by Sarah Hart | Read by Sarah Hart

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Listeners, however well versed in literature and mathematics, or not, will relish author/narrator Sarah Hart's spirited tour of the long and intimate relationship between the two. Some may find the finer points of her readings of classics like MOBY-DICK and MIDDLEMARCH a bit daunting. But it hardly matters when the narrative is so informed and insightful and the narrator so... Read More

  • SOME DESPERATE GLORY

    SOME DESPERATE GLORY

    by Emily Tesh | Read by Sena Bryer

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Sena Bryer delivers a cinematic performance of Tesh's exhilarating space opera. The story follows a young soldier who is awaiting her first assignment on Gaea Station, where a group of extremist humans prepares to avenge the destruction of Earth. Kyr is eager to help, but everything changes when her brother, Mags, disappears and Kyr is assigned to bear supersoldiers for the... Read More

  • PROMISES OF GOLD

    PROMISES OF GOLD

    by José Olivarez | Read by José Olivarez

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Poetry & Drama

    José Olivarez's narration of his poetry collection offers listeners a connection with his love circle. The people he loves include his friends, parents, brothers, and wife. Between each poem he provides commentary, which lends the audiobook a conversational tone. Some of the poems are read to audiences and include background sounds of clapping and laughter. There's also a sense... Read More

  • ATALANTA

    ATALANTA

    by Jennifer Saint | Read by Beth Eyre

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Beth Eyre narrates this Greek epic featuring the famed runner and huntress Atalanta. The heroine's full life is drawn in the first person. First, she's abandoned and left to die by her royal father. She's raised by Artemis in the Arcadia woods. Then she joins Jason's Argonauts on the quest for the Golden Fleece. Atalanta must battle all sorts of monsters and beasts, including... Read More

  • HOUSE OF COTTON

    HOUSE OF COTTON

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Monica Brashears | Read by Jeanette Illidge

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Jeanette Illidge's impressive vocal versatility perfectly suits this audiobook. Magnolia's grandmother dies, leaving her alone at 19 with a predatory landlord and a job that pays poorly. When a white man offers her a strange but lucrative modeling job, Magnolia accepts and moves into his plantation-style house and funeral parlor. There, as Magnolia impersonates the... Read More

  • MY LAST INNOCENT YEAR

    MY LAST INNOCENT YEAR

    by Daisy Alpert Florin | Read by Sarah Bierstock

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    The youthful-sounding Sarah Bierstock is an excellent choice to narrate this coming-of-age novel. Isabel is in the last semester of her senior year of college, but life seems as confusing as ever. Bierstock makes Isabel's endless ruminations and dilemmas relatable, ensuring that she is a sympathetic character. Listeners will lean in to the specifics of this young Jewish woman... Read More

  • THE RESCUE

    THE RESCUE

    by T. Jefferson Parker | Read by Victoria Villarreal

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Victoria Villarreal keeps this canine-themed thriller on track, providing the empathy and consistency required to get into the mind of Joe, a mutt with a gifted nose, a DEA pedigree, and a price on his head. Villarreal convincingly voices a Mexican drug lord, a Texas cop, a mysterious sharpshooter known as "The Roman," and the audiobook's protagonist, Bettina Blazak, a... Read More

  • ANDER & SANTI WERE HERE

    ANDER & SANTI WERE HERE

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Jonny Garza Villa | Read by Avi Roque

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Avi Roque gives a spirited, deeply emotional performance of this queer love story set in San Antonio. Nonbinary Mexican American teen Ander is taking a gap year before college, working at their family’s taqueria and focusing on their art. When they fall in love with the taqueria’s newest employee, an undocumented Mexican boy named Santi, it opens up their world in unexpected... Read More

  • THE SUN WALKS DOWN

    THE SUN WALKS DOWN

    by Fiona McFarlane | Read by Emma Jones

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Emma Jones narrates this realistic novel, which begins when a 6-year-old boy disappears in a dust storm in colonial Australia. After Denny Wallace goes missing, everyone from the boy's family to people from far-flung stations joins the search. Listeners learn as much about the searchers and their inner lives as they do about the missing child. Each person--including farmers,... Read More

  • THE GOD OF ENDINGS

    THE GOD OF ENDINGS

    by Jacqueline Holland | Read by Saskia Maarleveld

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Narrator Saskia Maarleveld takes listeners through the storied life of a vampire who is struggling to make sense of her long existence. Collette LeSange lives a quiet life as an elite fine arts teacher of children in 1984 New York--until a young boy from a troubled home upsets her careful routine. Reflecting on the traumatic experiences of her own life, she tries to avoid the... Read More

  • THE END OF DRUM-TIME

    THE END OF DRUM-TIME

    by Hanna Pylväinen | Read by Philippe Spall

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Many listeners will be transported and maybe even transfixed by this audiobook. Philippe Spall portrays the inhabitants of a village in 1850s Scandinavia with subtle strength. He navigates parallel plots with energy and clarity, his tone of urgency moving the story along. Another feature of the audiobook is the research that went into creating the setting. Hearing about... Read More

  • THE DIRTY TRICKS DEPARTMENT

    THE DIRTY TRICKS DEPARTMENT Stanley Lovell, the OSS, and the Masterminds of World War II Secret Warfare

    by John Lisle | Read by Pete Cross

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    History

    In this oddly entertaining audiobook, narrator Pete Cross takes listeners through the many experiments and devices created by the R&D branch of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during WWII. As Cross recounts in a sometimes-bemused tone, the department was headed by Stanley Lovell, an industrial chemist dubbed "Professor Moriarty" by his boss, William "Wild Bill" Donovan.... Read More

  • GOOD DOG, BAD COP

    GOOD DOG, BAD COP K Team, Book 4

    by David Rosenfelt | Read by Fred Berman

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Fred Berman resumes his narration of Rosenfelt's K Team series, lighthearted stories about private investigators and their trusty retired police dog who are hired by the police department of Patterson, New Jersey to solve cold cases. In this installment, retired detective Corey Douglas is determined to prove that his mentor, a former police investigator, was murdered. Berman... Read More

  • WILDBLOOD

    WILDBLOOD

    by Lauren Blackwood | Read by Kerri McLean

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Kidnapped as a young child, Victoria, now 18, has become a Wildblood, a guide with magical powers who can protect gold miners who venture into the Jamaican jungle. This YA fantasy is delightfully narrated by Kerri McLean. She fully embodies the young Victoria as she explains why she is driven to become the Wildbloods' leader after having been passed over by her boss. McLean... Read More

  • THE BALLAD OF NEVER AFTER

    THE BALLAD OF NEVER AFTER Once Upon a Broken Heart, Book 2

    by Stephanie Garber | Read by Rebecca Soler

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Rebecca Soler returns to narrate the second book in the Once Upon a Broken Heart trilogy. With her husband, Apollo, in a coma caused by a curse, Evangeline's happily-ever-after has been dashed. Hoping to save him, she embarks on a quest with an unlikely ally--Jacks, Prince of Hearts. As they take on other fantasy folk and look for the truth to be found in legends, they must... Read More

  • OPENING MY EYES UNDERWATER

    OPENING MY EYES UNDERWATER Essays on Hope, Humanity, and Our Hero Michelle Obama

    by Ashley Woodfolk | Read by Ashley Woodfolk

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Author Ashley Woodfolk narrates her inspirational book of essays about bullying, racism, sexuality, and self-confidence. Woodfolk relates her own experiences to the life and words of her hero, former First Lady Michelle Obama. Woodfolk's voice is clear and bright, making this a pleasant listening experience. Her tone when advising young listeners does not come off as preachy;... Read More

  • WEYWARD

    WEYWARD

    by Emilia Hart | Read by Nell Barlow, Aysha Kala, Helen Keeley

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    The lives of three women are intertwined in this debut audiobook. Altha, portrayed by Aysha Kala, is on trial for witchcraft in 1619. Kala conveys Altha's fear that she will be convicted, as well as her confidence that she did the right thing. Nell Barlow presents Violet. In 1942, she's a sheltered 16-year-old who suffers at the hands of her tyrannical father. Barlow shows... Read More

  • IT. GOES. SO. FAST.

    IT. GOES. SO. FAST. The Year of No Do-Overs

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Mary Louise Kelly | Read by Mary Louise Kelly

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Mary Louise Kelly, anchor of NPR's nightly news program, "All Things Considered," delivers a captivating narration of her book about the challenging life of a working parent. Accustomed to crafting fact-filled, punchy radio stories, she writes tight vignettes full of eye-catching detail. Her warm, empathetic voice; personable delivery; and experienced pacing engage listeners... Read More

  • THE ANGEL MAKER

    THE ANGEL MAKER

    by Alex North | Read by Rosalie Craig

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    This audiobook is especially for those who like healthy doses of the supernatural and time travel in their mysteries. Katie's beloved brother, Chris, has gone missing. His disappearance is tied to the investigation of a horrible crime many years ago. There's also a serial killer who can see the future. Narrator Rosalie Craig handles the characters well, especially the... Read More

  • THE DISTANT ECHO

    THE DISTANT ECHO Karen Pirie, Book 1

    by Val McDermid | Read by Tom Cotcher

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Actor and Glasgow native Tom Cotcher is the ideal narrator for this murder mystery set in 1978 in Scotland. It's been 25 years since four drunk lads stumbled upon Rosie Duff's body in the village cemetery. Instead of being revered as Good Samaritans, Gilly, Ziggy, Weird, and Mondo were the only suspects. As the anniversary of the murder arrives, police launch a cold case... Read More

  • THE INGENUE

    THE INGENUE

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Rachel Kapelke-Dale | Read by Stephanie Willis

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Stephanie Willis brings all the emotions in this compelling novel to life with her narration. Saskia Kreis returns home after her mother's death, fully expecting to inherit her opulent ancestral home. Instead, she learns that an older family friend with whom she shared a relationship when she was much younger has inherited the mansion. Her mission is to win back her house... Read More

  • WHAT LIES IN THE WOODS

    WHAT LIES IN THE WOODS

    by Kate Alice Marshall | Read by Karissa Vacker

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Karissa Vacker performs this thriller about Naomi, who as a child survived a brutal stabbing witnessed by her two best friends, Cass and Liv. Two decades later, after the attacker dies behind bars, Naomi returns home to see her friends and prepare for the inevitable media blitz. Vacker infuses her delivery with Naomi's PTSD symptoms and lingering doubts about exactly what... Read More

  • AND FINALLY

    AND FINALLY Matters of Life and Death

    by Henry Marsh | Read by Henry Marsh

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    After retiring from a career as a neurosurgeon treating cancer patients, Henry Marsh had to confront his own cancer challenge. Here, he offers an engaging account of his adventures as a patient, his medical career, and the assorted challenges of old age. His clear and relaxed speaking tone, magnetic but never overwrought, is perfect for delivering these perspectives. His... Read More

  • THE MITFORD SECRET

    THE MITFORD SECRET The Mitford Murders, Book 6

    by Jessica Fellowes | Read by Rachel Atkins

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Rachel Atkins delivers the final episode in Jessica Fellowes's Mitford Murders series with the necessary gravitas. Deborah Mitford invites the family to her Chatsworth manor home for the Christmas holidays. As the Blitz continues in London, Louisa Cannon, a former Mitford maid, now a private detective, and her 5-year-old daughter, Maggie, are invited to Chatsworth to... Read More

  • THE LOST YEAR

    THE LOST YEAR A Survival Story of the Ukrainian Famine

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Katherine Marsh | Read by Christopher Gebauer, Jesse Vilinsky, Anna Fikhman

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrators Anna Fikhman, Christopher Gebauer, and Jesse Vilinsky combine talents in this compelling mix of contemporary and historical fiction, which takes place in part during the Ukrainian famine of the 1930s. Gebauer is convincing as Matthew, a teen stuck at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic who misses his father, a reporter on assignment. Worse yet, his mother insists he... Read More

  • THE BEST FRIEND

    THE BEST FRIEND

    by Jessica Fellowes | Read by Antonia Beamish, Lucy Scott

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Told mostly in conversation, this novel about a toxic friendship hinges on the quality of its narration. Luckily for listeners, Lucy Scott and Antonia Beamish deliver terrific performances of women who really aren't good for each other. The loose plot follows Lucy Scott's Kate and Antonia Beamish's Bella from a beginning as childhood besties in an English village through... Read More

  • THINKING 101

    THINKING 101 How to Reason Better to Live Better

    by Woo-kyoung Ahn | Read by Lessa Lamb

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Yale psychology professor Woo-kyoung Ahn simplifies the science behind thought and offers advice on how to think more productively. Narrator Lessa Lamb lends her friendly and upbeat voice to explain Ahn's critique on thought biases and how certain ways of thinking can contribute to negative outcomes in both society and in the listener's life. Combining psychology with a... Read More

  • EMPIRE OF ICE AND STONE

    EMPIRE OF ICE AND STONE The Disastrous and Heroic Voyage of the Karluk

    by Buddy Levy | Read by Will Damron

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Will Damron sweeps listeners onto the Arctic ice with the shipwrecked crew of the Canadian KARLUK. The beautiful and cruel freezing-cold world has slim margins for survival. The emotional roller-coaster ride that Damron expertly recounts ranges from a joyful Christmas feast and high-spirited Olympic games on the ice to the grueling hardship of sled treks to find land.... Read More

  • IMMORTALITY: A LOVE STORY

    IMMORTALITY: A LOVE STORY The Anatomy Duology, Book 2

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Dana Schwartz | Read by Mhairi Morrison, Tim Campbell

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Listeners are once again treated to the Scottish accents of Mhairi Morrison and Tim Campbell, the two narrators who brought Hazel and Jack to life in ANATOMY, the first in this historical romance series. Campell narrates occasionally, while Morrison handles most of the story, taking listeners back to early-nineteenth-century Scotland as Hazel, still raw from Jack's uncertain... Read More

  • THE SPITE HOUSE

    THE SPITE HOUSE

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Johnny Compton | Read by Adam Lazarre-White

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Horror

    Adam Lazarre-White narrates this terrifying debut novel with a Southern drawl that puts the gothic into this gothic thriller. Eric Ross, who is on the run with his two young daughters, needs to make a lot of money fast. He stumbles upon an ad seeking someone to inhabit a notoriously haunted house owned by a less than forthcoming woman who claims to want proof of paranormal... Read More

  • THE RAVEN THIEF

    THE RAVEN THIEF Secret Staircase, Book 2

    by Gigi Pandian | Read by Soneela Nankani

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Soneela Nankani returns to narrate the second installment of the Secret Staircase series. Secret Staircase Construction has completed their first job. Their client is eager to celebrate by hosting a mock séance to expunge all remnants of her ex-husband from her new life. All is going well until his dead body crashes the party. Tempest Raj needs to solve the murder to exonerate... Read More

  • THE DISTANT ECHO

    THE DISTANT ECHO

    by Val McDermid | Read by Gerard Doyle

    Macmillan Audio | Abridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Four childhood friends studying at university are out for a night of partying when a shortcut through the Scottish hills has them literally tripping over a dying girl. Gerard Doyle's warm tone and brisk Scottish brogue escort listeners through a heartbreaking yet mesmerizing story of injustice as the four young men's innocent youth disappears when suspicion for the unsolved... Read More

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