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  • PERMAFROST

    PERMAFROST

    by Alastair Reynolds | Read by Natasha Soudek

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Narrator Natasha Soudek presents a bleak version of our future in 2080. Food is running out, environmental collapse is imminent, and humanity's last hope is a small Russian-based team that includes a 70-year old school teacher named Valentina. Valentina needs to travel back in time to the year 2028 to take over the body of Tatiana, a young woman who has just undergone brain... Read More

  • GRACE WILL LEAD US HOME

    GRACE WILL LEAD US HOME The Charleston Church Massacre and the Hard, Inspiring Journey to Forgiveness

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Jennifer Berry Hawes | Read by Karen Chilton, Jennifer Berry Hawes [Intro.]

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    History

    This audiobook achieves an exceptional performance of an important work on a difficult subject--mass murder and its aftermath. Karen Chilton seamlessly moves from rendering narrative of the horrific Charleston Church massacre to a chilling delivery of killer Dylann Roof's monotone. Her skill with Southern accents makes the people involved with this event come alive. She... Read More

  • AN ELEPHANT IN MY KITCHEN

    AN ELEPHANT IN MY KITCHEN What the Herd Taught Me About Love, Courage and Survival

    by Françoise Malby-Anthony, Katja Willemsen | Read by Roshina Ratnam

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Narrator Roshina Ratnam drops listeners straight into the African bush, conveying the urgency and passion of running Zululand's Thula Thula Game Reserve and Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. As the memoir opens, Ratnam is perfectly understated when voicing Malby-Anthony's shell-shocked bewilderment at her husband's sudden death. She must continue running their reserve on her own,... Read More

  • THIS LIGHT BETWEEN US

    THIS LIGHT BETWEEN US

    by Andrew Fukuda | Read by Greg Chun, Emily Ellet

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrators Greg Chun and Emily Ellet tell a heartbreaking story of two pen pals during WWII. Chun narrates as Alex, a Japanese-American boy forced to live in an internment camp. Ellet narrates as Charlie, a French-Jewish girl who is running for her life. Much of this story is told in an epistolary style, so the painful experiences are in the first person. The narrators make the... Read More

  • THE GOOD LUCK GIRLS

    THE GOOD LUCK GIRLS

    by Charlotte Nicole Davis | Read by Jeanette Illidge

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Jeanette Illidge delivers a resonating performance of this YA fantasy in which five girls, known as Good Luck Girls, must survive a journey across the country of Arketta. Branded with marks that betray their identity, the girls are relentlessly pursued by powerful men, their mind-flaying servants, and the spirits of the dead. Illidge captures the fear and anger of... Read More

  • LAMPEDUSA

    LAMPEDUSA

    by Steven Price | Read by Jonathan Aris

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    Combining a British accent with seamless Italian pronunciation, Jonathan Aris's slow and steady narration lends an appropriate tone of dignity and melancholy to Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's account of a lifetime of memories and tragedies. The last Prince of Lampedusa shares thoughts on mid-twentieth-century social change, which are intertwined with those of his own... Read More

  • A MARVELOUS LIFE

    A MARVELOUS LIFE The Amazing Story of Stan Lee

    by Danny Fingeroth | Read by Danny Fingeroth

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Marvel Comics writer and editor Danny Fingeroth narrates his biography of his friend and mentor, Stan Lee, in a friendly and jovial manner that Lee would appreciate. Lee, who transformed comic books from children's pablum to adult fare with creations like Spider-Man and the Avengers, never planned a life in comics. A frustrated novelist, he imbued his characters with humanity... Read More

  • THE MITFORD SCANDAL

    THE MITFORD SCANDAL The Mitford Murders, Book 3

    by Jessica Fellowes | Read by Rachel Atkins

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    In this audiobook Louisa Cannon finds herself once again mixed up in murder when she shifts from being a nursery caregiver to serving as lady's maid for Diana Guinness, neé Mitford, in this 1930s-era mystery. Mysterious deaths keep occurring as Louisa travels with the glamorous Guinesses throughout Europe and England, putting her again in the path of Detective Inspector Guy... Read More

  • HOW TO LOVE A DUKE IN TEN DAYS

    HOW TO LOVE A DUKE IN TEN DAYS Devil You Know, Book 1

    by Kerrigan Byrne | Read by Derek Perkins

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Well-written and beautifully performed, this audiobook is what you hope for in a historical romance. Lady Alexandra Lane has a dark secret and is being blackmailed. Piers Atherton, the Duke of Redmayne, known as the Terror of Torcliff, swoops into Alexandra's life like a force of nature--and sparks fly. Narrator Derek Perkins gives the Duke a deep, sensual voice and Alexandra a... Read More

  • THE ADVENTURE OF THE PECULIAR PROTOCOLS

    THE ADVENTURE OF THE PECULIAR PROTOCOLS Adapted from the Journals of John H. Watson, M.D.

    by Nicholas Meyer | Read by David Robb, Nicholas Meyer

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator David Robb valiantly strives to breathe life into this pedantic and dull Sherlock Holmes novel. The story is filled with exposition and digressions and becomes more of an opportunity to expound on forgery and anti-Semitism than a chance to revisit the joys of time spent with the timeless detective. There is a disappointing one- dimensionality in the characters of... Read More

  • UNCANNY VALLEY

    UNCANNY VALLEY A Memoir

    by Anna Wiener | Read by Suehyla El-Attar

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Narrator Suehyla El-Attar has a strong voice for this memoir of a woman's journey into the mostly male world of tech start-ups in Silicon Valley. She is energetic, funny, and swift while telling the story of Anna Wiener's acculturation from book publishing in Manhattan to the dot-com boom in San Francisco. El-Attar establishes the clear, confident persona of Wiener so that the... Read More

  • YOU'RE NOT LISTENING

    YOU'RE NOT LISTENING What You're Missing and Why It Matters

    by Kate Murphy | Read by Kate Murphy

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    This audiobook, written and narrated by journalist Kate Murphy, encourages listeners to, well, listen. Though we now live in a world in which technology keeps us constantly connected, people are feeling more isolated and more depressed than ever. How can that be? It's because nobody is actually listening to anyone else, says Murphy. She elaborates by exploring the psychology,... Read More

  • SAINT X

    SAINT X

    by Alexis Schaitkin | Read by Dana Dae, Alex Hyde-White, Bailey Carr, Dave Fennoy, Dean Gallagher, Denise Nelson, Ella Turenne, Josh Petersdorf, Kate Orsini, Melinda Wade, Prentice Onayemi, Ron Butler, Ryan Vincent Anderson, Tristan Wright

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Fresh voice talent Dana Dae leads a cast of 15 actors who deliver a cinematic atmosphere in this intricate story of a family that is vacationing at an exclusive Caribbean resort. While visiting, their 18-year-old daughter disappears and is found washed up on the beach two days later. The circumstances of her death are never solved. Seventeen years later the girl's younger... Read More

  • LABYRINTH OF ICE

    LABYRINTH OF ICE The Triumphant and Tragic Greely Polar Expedition

    by Buddy Levy | Read by Will Damron

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Listen to this if you want to hear a narrator at the top of his game recount a fascinating--and at times disturbing--true story of adventure, disaster, discovery, cannibalism, and more. Will Damron makes Levy's fascinating account of the Greely (Polar) Expedition come to life. The expedition was a late-nineteenth-century attempt to reach the North Pole. Over the course of two... Read More

  • AMERICAN DIRT

    AMERICAN DIRT

    by Jeanine Cummins | Read by Yareli Arizmendi, Jeanine Cummins

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Yareli Arizmendi illuminates the humanity and individuality of Latin American migrants as they flee toward refuge in the North. Lydia Perez's life is upended when a drug cartel brutally massacres her family, leaving her and her 8-year-old son, Luca, the sole survivors. Desperate to escape the pursuing cartel, Lydia and Luca embark on a harrowing journey north. With... Read More

  • LIFE ISN'T EVERYTHING

    LIFE ISN'T EVERYTHING Mike Nichols as Remembered by 150 of His Closest Friends

    by Ash Carter, Sam Kashner | Read by Stephen Bel Davies, Suzanne Toren

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Director Mike Nichols (1931-2014) was a private man who didn't write his memoirs. However, Ash Carter and Sam Kashner, extracting from an enormous pool of letters, interviews, and conversations with Nichols's friends, family, and colleagues, have created a unique oral biography. Superb narrators Stephen Bel Davies and Suzanne Toren make the listening informative and... Read More

  • LIFESTYLES OF GODS AND MONSTERS

    LIFESTYLES OF GODS AND MONSTERS

    by Emily Roberson | Read by Amanda Dolan

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Hold onto your hat! Greek mythology meets reality TV in this audiobook--with a bit of dystopian novel thrown in, as well. Narrator Amanda Dolan keeps the story straight for listeners with her flexible voicings of the many extreme characters. Based on the myth of the Minotaur, the audiobook begins with backstory that is extremely bizarre because the events took place on a... Read More

  • SISTERS OF SHADOW AND LIGHT

    SISTERS OF SHADOW AND LIGHT

    by Sara B. Larson | Read by Caitlin Kelly

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Caitlin Kelly delivers a haunting performance of a story about two sisters who are desperate to understand their magical prison. Inara, who is trapped in her own mind except for brief moments of lucidity, is voiced with breathy, quavering grief as she learns about her magic in a world that despises it. Zuhra, who is desperate to help her sister, manages to stumble... Read More

  • THE TOPEKA SCHOOL

    THE TOPEKA SCHOOL

    by Ben Lerner | Read by Nancy Linari, Peter Berkrot, Tristan Wright

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    A trio of narrators tackles an ambitious family drama centered in America's heartland. In the late 1990s, high school senior Adam is a lauded debater with aspirations to win a national championship. Two events at this time in his life take place with far-reaching implications, causing Adam to seek out a means of understanding those events, their aftereffects, and his place in... Read More

  • USER FRIENDLY

    USER FRIENDLY How the Hidden Rules of Design Are Changing the Way We Live, Work, and Play

    by Cliff Kuang, Robert Fabricant | Read by Jean Ann Douglass

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Warm, soft, and feminine, Jean Ann Douglass's narration is skillful, but her tonality is mismatched to Kuang and Fabricant's textbook examination of the evolution of the modern design paradigm: Machines should anticipate what we as humans require. Examining more than 100 years, the authors analyze how the world was slowly and then quickly digitally reconstituted according to... Read More

  • JANE ANONYMOUS

    JANE ANONYMOUS

    by Laurie Faria Stolarz | Read by Emily Bauer

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Nothing is more chilling than our worst fears becoming a reality, but surviving the aftermath is the other half of an often untold battle. Emily Bauer's narration transports listeners inside the mind of a teenage girl who is going by the alias "Jane" as she recounts how she was kidnapped by a stranger at work and how she survived her capture, which lasted several months. After... Read More

  • TRACE OF EVIL

    TRACE OF EVIL Natalie Lockhart , Book 1

    by Alice Blanchard | Read by Laura Nichols

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Part intense police procedural, part suspense, and part family drama, this audiobook keeps listeners guessing. Natalie Lockhart is a rookie detective in Burning Lake, New York, a sleepy town hiding dark secrets, where she is assigned the cold cases of nine missing women. Narrator Laura Nichol struggles at times to create distinctions between the characters, and much of the... Read More

  • THERE WILL COME A DARKNESS

    THERE WILL COME A DARKNESS The Age of Darkness, Book 1

    by Katy Rose Pool | Read by Todd Boyce

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Todd Boyce's slightly husky voice guides listeners through a captivating fantasy. The Prophets have disappeared, but a secret prophecy remains. The five characters who alternate in telling the story are gradually introduced. Together, these five people will bring about the Age of Darkness. Boyce helps listeners differentiate among the various characters as their... Read More

  • ASTRO POETS

    ASTRO POETS Your Guides to the Zodiac

    by Alex Dimitrov, Dorothea Lasky | Read by Alex Dimitrov, Dorothea Lasky

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    Alternately narrated with just the right amount of earnestness and snark by the two authors, this audiobook eschews the heavy-handedness of some astrologers in favor of a playful approach. Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky are two poets who created a Twitter account that provides followers with astrological forecasts. The authors' voices are quite different from each other,... Read More

  • POISONER IN CHIEF

    POISONER IN CHIEF Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control

    by Stephen Kinzer | Read by James Linkin

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Sometimes truth is stranger, and scarier, than fiction; this is one of those crazy stories. In the 1950s, scientists working for the CIA conducted drug experiments on unwitting individuals as part of an unsuccessful effort to brainwash them. Sadly, the impact of this important story is blunted by James Linkin's overly aggressive tone, which becomes a bit exhausting. One might... Read More

  • FATHER OF LIONS

    FATHER OF LIONS One Man's Remarkable Quest to Save the Mosul Zoo

    by Louise Callaghan | Read by Saul Reichlin

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Narrator Saul Reichlin delivers this true story of Abu Laith, the zookeeper of Mosul, Iraq. Reichlin's accurate pronunciation of Arab names of cities and people adds to this listening experience, which immerses us in a war zone. We are drawn into the daily experiences of Abu Laith as he travels a city marked by increasing violence and, at the zoo, a malnourished lion cub.... Read More

  • WHERE THE WORLD ENDS

    WHERE THE WORLD ENDS

    by Geraldine McCaughrean | Read by Angus King

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    With his Scottish accent, narrator Angus King adds atmosphere to this beautifully written historical novel. In the early 1700s, a group of boys and three adult chaperones are dropped off on Warrior Stac, a remote sea rock, for a few weeks of fowling--hunting puffins, storm petrels, and gannets. When the boat doesn't return to pick them up, the group must survive the... Read More

  • WHY YOU LIKE IT

    WHY YOU LIKE IT The Science and Culture of Musical Taste

    by Nolan Gasser | Read by Nolan Gasser

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    A big advantage to listening to Nolan Gasser's deep dive into music--how the brain processes it, theories of preferences, and even a quick dip into music therapy--is the inclusion of countless musical clips for illustration. As he explains melody, harmony, and rhythm, and develops seven prototype fans for several genres--including rock, jazz, world music, and classical--the... Read More

  • ROUGHHOUSE FRIDAY

    ROUGHHOUSE FRIDAY A Memoir

    by Jaed Coffin | Read by Jaed Coffin

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    The author's memoir details the wanderlust that finds him moving from his native New England to Alaska, where he lands a teaching job. Jaed Coffin narrates these personal stories of his encounters. He wanders into a gym, where he finds a mentor as he takes solace in boxing. His quiet, calm narration has a steady, honest tone as he describes his upbringing, his relationship with... Read More

  • MENTORS

    MENTORS How to Help and Be Helped

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Russell Brand | Read by Russell Brand

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    British comic Russell Brand narrates this powerful combined memoir and personal growth lesson as if he were performing a one-man play. And yet, changing his intensity to emphasize an observation, or his pacing to share a quick aside, he sounds totally spontaneous and even intimate as he describes what he's learned about getting help from a mentor and serving as one. This is... Read More

  • GAMECHANGER

    GAMECHANGER

    by L.X. Beckett | Read by Natalie Naudus

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Natalie Naudus creates personas for a quirky cast of characters, most of whom have attitude. In the postapocalyptic world of the 22nd century, climate change has had a wide effect, and cultural change has been widespread. Enter Rubi, a star of multiplayer virtual reality games who has become a lawyer. In her role as public defender, she is defending a bad actor who is rude and... Read More

  • DESK 88

    DESK 88 Eight Progressive Senators Who Changed America

    by Sherrod Brown | Read by Leon Nixon, Sherrod Brown

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown offers listeners both an insider's and a historical view of the workings of the U.S. Senate in this intriguing audiobook. His focus is on eight progressive senators, including Robert F. Kennedy, Hugo Black, and George McGovern, who sat at the same desk he currently uses. With a measured pace and a thoughtful tone, narrator Leon Nixon conveys each... Read More

  • THE INFINITE NOISE

    THE INFINITE NOISE Bright Sessions, Book 1

    by Lauren Shippen | Read by James Fouhey, Briggon Snow

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrators James Fouhey and Briggon Snow give stellar performances in this quiet YA romance. Caleb, portrayed by Snow, is an Atypical--an empath who can feel other people's emotions. Adam, portrayed by Fouhey, is a bookish loner with a lot of big feelings. As Caleb learns to manage his ability, the two boys are drawn together. When Caleb is overwhelmed by emotions, Snow... Read More

  • JUNO VALENTINE AND THE MAGICAL SHOES

    JUNO VALENTINE AND THE MAGICAL SHOES

    by Eva Chen | Read by Eva Chen

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Author Eva Chen's voice is fresh as she narrates the story of Juno Valentine. What would you do if you went to your closet to pull out your favorite shoes and found something else entirely? When Juno finds a "cornucopia" of shoes rather than her own, she sits down to try them all on. The collection includes shoes that belonged to Cleopatra, Frieda Kahlo, Cinderella, and Serena... Read More

  • CILKA'S JOURNEY

    CILKA'S JOURNEY The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Book 2

    by Heather Morris | Read by Louise Brealey

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    Narrator Louise Brealey impressively conveys the horror in this controversial sequel to THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ. The novel's fictionalization of a real person, particularly scenes involving sexual enslavement, is being viewed by some as unethical. The story focuses on Cecilia "Cilka" Klein. After surviving many years at Auschwitz-Birkenau, Cilka is sentenced to 16 years in a... Read More

  • CHILDREN OF VIRTUE AND VENGEANCE

    CHILDREN OF VIRTUE AND VENGEANCE Legacy of Orisha, Book 2

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Tomi Adeyemi | Read by Bahni Turpin

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Bahni Turpin exquisitely narrates the second book in this fantasy series, Legacy of Orïsha. Her steady pace and West African accent draw us into the story of Zélie, a Maji warrior, and Princess Amari-- both of whom fight against a monarchy that threatens to destroy the people of Orïsha. Turpin manipulates her voice in a variety of ways to convey raw emotion in the characters... Read More

  • CARRIE FISHER: A LIFE ON THE EDGE

    CARRIE FISHER: A LIFE ON THE EDGE

    by Sheila Weller | Read by Saskia Maarleveld

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Biographer Sheila Weller (GIRLS LIKE US) provides an unbiased, absolutely riveting account of the troubled life of Carrie Fisher (19562016). Narrator Saskia Maarleveld's enthusiasm makes Weller's exhaustive research as engaging as fiction. The daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and the "unsinkable" Debbie Reynolds, Fisher spent her early life in the company of some of Hollywood's... Read More

  • TROUBLED WATER

    TROUBLED WATER What's Wrong with What We Drink

    by Seth M. Siegel | Read by Tim Campbell

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Tim Campbell narrates this audiobook in a laid-back, nicely paced manner that makes Siegel's scary facts about the nation's problematic drinking water just a bit easier to swallow. The audiobook can be summed up pretty succinctly: If you think your drinking water is safe, chances are you're wrong. Pipes corrode and leach contaminants, polluters have more and better lobbyists... Read More

  • WHISPERS OF SHADOW & FLAME

    WHISPERS OF SHADOW & FLAME Earthsinger Chronicles, Book 2

    by L. Penelope | Read by Allyson Johnson

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Allyson Johnson narrates a fantasy romance with dual storylines. While there are a great many characters and a complicated plot, she capably navigates them. Kyara is an assassin who longs to escape; Johnson steeps her portrayal with melancholy. Darvyn has been a member of the Keepers of the Promise for years and chafes at the hierarchy in the group; Johnson highlights the... Read More

  • YOU'VE BEEN VOLUNTEERED

    YOU'VE BEEN VOLUNTEERED Class Mom, Book 2

    by Laurie Gelman | Read by Laurie Gelman

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Author Laurie Gelman delivers her second in the Class Mom series in a style no less enthusiastic than her first narration. Jen is now responsible for safety patrol supervision, along with her third-grade- class parent duties. Spread thin as her two daughters struggle to find their places in adulthood and her aging parents need more of her attention, Jen laughs through her... Read More

  • NIGHT COUNTRY

    NIGHT COUNTRY Hazel Wood, Book 2

    by Melissa Albert | Read by Rebecca Soler

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    In this sequel to THE HAZEL WOOD, narrator Rebecca Soler returns to breathe life into Alice, who has now escaped from the magical story-fueled world of the Hinterland. Back in New York, Alice is trying to make a normal life for herself among humans, but when something starts murdering refugees from the Hinterland, she's once again drawn into its world of dark fairy tales.... Read More

  • BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN

    BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Diane Chamberlain | Read by Susan Bennett

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Susan Bennett offers a moving performance of this multilayered story of two women whose lives are affected by a New Deal art mural. In 1940, Anna, a young artist from New Jersey, faces hostility from the townspeople in Edenton, North Carolina, when she is hired to paint the post office mural. In 2018, Morgan, who is just out of prison, uncovers disturbing details and... Read More

  • NINTH HOUSE

    NINTH HOUSE Alex Stern, Book 1

    by Leigh Bardugo | Read by Michael David Axtell, Lauren Fortgang

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Lauren Fortgang and Michael David Axtell team up to narrate this dark fantasy in which a girl has just been murdered. Alex Stern must investigate whether magic was somehow involved. Fortgang commands most of the narration in this audiobook, using low, chilling tones that add irresistible intrigue to the occult activities of Yale University's most secret societies. Voicing Alex... Read More

  • I LOVE YOU, BUT I HATE YOUR POLITICS

    I LOVE YOU, BUT I HATE YOUR POLITICS How to Protect Your Intimate Relationships in a Poisonous Partisan World

    by Jeanne Safer | Read by Jeanne Safer

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    The author-narrator, a psychoanalyst with a podcast that focuses on politics and relationships, conveys the certitude and altruism often heard from mental health professionals. Safer also sounds intelligent and relaxed, creating a performance that delivers her analysis and recommendations with clarity and grace. The message here is about whether or not to accept in a loved one... Read More

  • PERMANENT RECORD

    PERMANENT RECORD

    by Edward Snowden | Read by Holter Graham

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Edward Snowden, who shot to fame after releasing classified information that made him flee for asylum, shares his story in this audiobook. Holter Graham narrates with skill, sharing details of espionage in the digital age. Of particular note are what led Snowden to be involved in the U.S. government's spying and why he revealed it all as a whistleblower. Graham's steady tone... Read More

  • WARRIOR OF THE ALTAII

    WARRIOR OF THE ALTAII

    by Robert Jordan | Read by Michael Kramer

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Michael Kramer is familiar with the late Jordan's writing, having narrated (together with Kate Reading) the epic series The Wheel of Time. Now his first novel has finally been published. A forward to the audiobook by his widow and editor explains the delay of 40 years. This plot foreshadows some of the unique cosmology of The Wheel of Time, but it is a stand-alone audiobook... Read More

  • TOIL & TROUBLE

    TOIL & TROUBLE A Memoir

    by Augusten Burroughs | Read by Augusten Burroughs, Gabra Zackman, Robin Miles, Anne Bobby

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    An ensemble cast supports Augusten Burroughs in the narration of his whimsical memoir, and it is a quirky romp indeed through a genuinely fertile imagination. He reveals, with his slow and sharply articulated wry drawl, that he is a witch, as are other members of his colorful family. Burroughs performs his own story with both the humor and pathos it requires. The supporting... Read More

  • CITY OF WINDOWS

    CITY OF WINDOWS

    by Robert Pobi | Read by Stephen Graybill

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Stephen Graybill narrates this tense thriller in a steady tone that keeps the listener engaged throughout each of its chilling assassinations. In this first novel in Pobi's American crime series, we are introduced to former FBI agent Dr. Lucas Page, a brilliant analyst whose strength is connecting the dots. While his mind is computer sharp, his body is an amalgam of prosthetic... Read More

  • THE GIRL THE SEA GAVE BACK

    THE GIRL THE SEA GAVE BACK Sky and Sea, Book 2

    by Adrienne Young | Read by Dan Bittner, Caitlin Kelly

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    In this audiobook, Adrienne Young expands the world she created in SKY IN THE DEEP. Though it is a sequel, it can be experienced as a stand-alone. The audiobook follows Tova, portrayed by Caitlin Kelly, and Halvard, portrayed by Dan Bittner. Both narrators add depth and resonance to Young's rich prose. Kelly brings Tova's story story to life as her clan uses her powers to... Read More

  • THE GRACE YEAR

    THE GRACE YEAR

    by Kim Liggett | Read by Emily Shaffer

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Emily Shaffer delivers a dynamic performance of this dystopian audiobook for young adults. On their sixteenth birthday, girls like Tierney are banished to the wilderness for a year to rid themselves of their magical skills so they can return purified and ready for marriage. Shaffer uses a variety of tones, accents, and pitches to portray a large cast of characters. She... Read More

  • HIGH SCHOOL

    HIGH SCHOOL

    by Sara Quin, Tegan Quin | Read by Sara Quin, Tegan Quin

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Sara and Tegan Quin narrate their own journey through the tumultuous high school years in the '90s before they became the celebrated musicians and LGBTQ icons they are today. Memoirs tend to be best when read by the authors, and this is no exception. Being identical twins, Tegan and Sara have similar qualities to their voices but are able to differentiate themselves with their... Read More

  • THE NIGHTJAR

    THE NIGHTJAR

    by Deborah Hewitt | Read by Tamryn Payne

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    With an expressive delivery, narrator Tamryn Payne takes the listener on an expedition through a hidden part of London full of magic that is rooted in Finnish lore. Alice's day starts with a mysterious package and an odd elderly woman and ends with a revelation about her past that will require her to retrieve a soul from Death's realm. Payne draws the listener into Alice's... Read More

  • ME

    ME

    by Elton John | Read by Taron Egerton, Elton John

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Reginald Dwight, better known to us as Elton John, offers a candid and surprisingly detailed memoir. The musician himself provides a heartfelt and precise narration of the brief prologue and epilogue. Narrator Taron Egerton's performance of the bulk of the audiobook is, at best, tolerable and, at worst, grating. Egerton's success as Elton in the movie ROCKETMAN does not... Read More

  • STILL HERE

    STILL HERE The Madcap, Nervy, Singular Life of Elaine Stritch

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Alexandra Jacobs | Read by Andrea Burns

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Narrator Andrea Burns is amazing! Her performance of NEW YORK TIMES editor Jacobs's charming, well-researched look at the life of actor Elaine Stritch (19252014) is at once intelligent, amusing, and illuminating. In her seventy-year career, Stritch made her own rules, struggled with alcoholism, won awards, and knew many of the most famous authors, actors, and power brokers of... Read More

  • THE CURIOUS HEART OF AILSA RAE

    THE CURIOUS HEART OF AILSA RAE

    by Stephanie Butland | Read by Cathleen McCarron

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Cathleen McCarron's lilting intonation and Scottish accent beautifully capture the quiet optimism of this heartfelt novel, set in Edinburgh. Ailsa Rae, who is 28, had a congenital heart defect that had her in and out of hospitals all her life. An alluring breathlessness in McCarron's soft voice conveys a tone of confiding when she reads entries in Ailsa's blog, "Blueheart," and... Read More

  • GIRL

    GIRL

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Edna O'Brien | Read by Sheila Atim

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Sheila Atim sets a sensitive yet emphatic tone for this harrowing story of violence, loss, and survival. She becomes Maryam, a Nigerian girl who is abducted by the infamous militant Boko Haram. Atim brings listeners to tears as we hear the many violations Maryam must endure--and then makes us hang on breathlessly to see whether her incredible bid for freedom will... Read More

  • EMPIRE OF LIES

    EMPIRE OF LIES

    by Raymond Khoury | Read by Raphael Corkhill

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Raphael Corkhill's heart-thumping performance of Khoury's new time-travel thriller is just about perfect. This audiobook is that rare thing, a whiz-bang adventure with big ideas for our time, and it busts out of the gate with a doozy--the year is 1683, and the Ottomans are at the gates of Vienna. Then a couple of heavily loaded camels blow up (wait . . . what?), and the history... Read More

  • TURNING DARKNESS INTO LIGHT

    TURNING DARKNESS INTO LIGHT

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Marie Brennan | Read by Barrie Kreinik, Raphael Corkhill

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Barrie Kreinik and Raphael Corkhill co-narrate an epistolary fantasy novel about the joys (and dangers) of translating newly discovered ancient manuscripts. Audrey Camherst, granddaughter of the intrepid Lady Trent, is eager to make her mark on the world and jumps at the opportunity to translate a cache of newly discovered material. Kreinik narrates Audrey's diary, which... Read More

  • HUNTER'S MOON

    HUNTER'S MOON A Novel in Stories

    by Philip Caputo | Read by Alex Hyde-White

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Veteran character actor Alex Hyde-White delivers just the right down-to-earth Midwest tone in these seven interconnected short stories. They examine the lives of a small group of friends who grew up in the 1960s, went to war, returned, started families and businesses--and suddenly it's twilight, time to look back on their lives. There is a tough realism to these tales of... Read More

  • SHAMED

    SHAMED Kate Burkholder, Book 11

    by Linda Castillo | Read by Kathleen McInerney

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Kathleen McInerney's narration takes listeners into the simple and plain world of the Amish. Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is in a race against time to find an abducted child and stop a series of brutal murders within the community. As a former community member, Kate has knowledge and experience that helps her untangle the events that have led to the murders, which are... Read More

  • VENDETTA IN DEATH

    VENDETTA IN DEATH In Death, Book 49

    by J.D. Robb | Read by Susan Ericksen

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrating the 49th book in this series, Susan Ericksen is abundantly familiar with its heroine and wide cast of characters. In the mid-21st century, a self-proclaimed Lady Justice seeks to right wrongs committed against women by murdering the perpetrators in the most brutal ways. Lieutenant Eve Dallas from the New York Police and Security Department (NYPSD) must discover who is... Read More

  • THIS WORLD IS FULL OF MONSTERS

    THIS WORLD IS FULL OF MONSTERS

    by Jeff VanderMeer | Read by Vikas Adam

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    The brevity of Jeff VanderMeer's sci-fi tale belies its intensity and lingering effects on the listener's mind. Vikas Adam's performance as an unnamed protagonist who is employed as a writer heightens the listener's immersion into this richly imagined landscape. When an alien entity, referred to as a story-creature, burrows inside the writer, it initiates an unnerving,... Read More

  • A GOLDEN GRAVE

    A GOLDEN GRAVE Rose Gallagher, Book 2

    by Erin Lindsey | Read by Barrie Kreinik

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    The year is 1886, and narrator Barrie Kreinik breathes life into the Gilded Age in Manhattan. Agents Rose Gallagher and Thomas Wiltshire of the Pinkerton Special Branch, dedicated to investigations related to the paranormal, get a new case that involves finding a man who plans to use his supernatural powers to assassinate 28-year-old mayoral candidate Theodore Roosevelt.... Read More

  • THE FUTURE OF ANOTHER TIMELINE

    THE FUTURE OF ANOTHER TIMELINE

    by Annalee Newitz | Read by Laura Nichol, Annalee Newitz [Note}

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    In alternating chapters, Laura Nichol narrates from the perspectives of a Riot Grrl in 1992 and as a time traveler from 2022. There is a group of villains who are trying to wipe out women's rights and a group of heroines who are trying to stop them. This audiobook is rife with tension and angst, which Nichol handles magnificently. She embodies the characters and brings them to... Read More

  • HERE WE ARE

    HERE WE ARE American Dreams, American Nightmares

    by Aarti Namdev Shahani | Read by Aarti Namdev Shahani

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    This is simply a beautiful, moving memoir read exceptionally well by Shahani, a reporter for NPR. She shares her family's story of moving to the U.S. from Casablanca when she was a baby. Her father spoke five languages but initially could find only menial labor while living in near squalor in New York City. Eventually, the family finds success, but it all comes crashing down... Read More

  • THE REIGN OF THE KINGFISHER

    THE REIGN OF THE KINGFISHER

    Earphones Award Winner

    by T.J. Martinson | Read by L.J. Ganser

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Tension and suspense are maintained on high with L.J. Ganser's narration of this Chicago mystery, the author's debut. Hostages have been taken to try to force the police to come clean about the death of the Kingfisher, a superhero or vigilante, depending on your point of view, 30 years after the police claim he was murdered. From the start, Ganser sets a strong pace in a style... Read More

  • FIND ME

    FIND ME Call Me By Your Name, Book 2

    Earphones Award Winner

    by André Aciman | Read by Michael Stuhlbarg

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Michael Stuhlbarg's rough, raspy voice lends a whispery intimacy to this sequel to CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. That book focused on 17-year-old Elio's relationship with Oliver, a graduate student. This sequel focuses first on Sami, Elio's father. It's 10 years later. Sami is on a train to Rome to visit Elio, now a world-famous concert pianist, when he finds himself drawn to... Read More

  • THE BITTERROOTS

    THE BITTERROOTS The Highway Quartet, Book 5

    by C.J. Box | Read by Christina Delaine

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    What happens when you combine an acclaimed C.J. Box novel with a terrific narration? A stellar audiobook like this one, narrated by Christina Delaine. Box is adept at creating memorable characters, and this audiobook is no exception. Delaine's deft ability to use subtle changes in tone and inflection give credibility to the story, which centers on former sheriff's investigator... Read More

  • DOMINICANA

    DOMINICANA

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Angie Cruz | Read by Coral Pena

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Set in the 1960s, this audiobook introduces Ana, a 15-year-old new bride whose mercurial husband brings her to America. Coral Pena's strong delivery is a breath of fresh air--her depiction of Ana blends confidence and naïveté as the protagonist makes her way from her home in the Dominican Republic to New York, from a simple life to a complicated one. Pena is a master of accents... Read More

  • DACHSHUND THROUGH THE SNOW

    DACHSHUND THROUGH THE SNOW Andy Carpenter Series, Book 20

    by David Rosenfelt | Read by Grover Gardner

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Grover Gardner delivers an exciting performance as the character of Andy Carpenter, an eccentric lawyer who hates to work but gets roped by his wife into defending a man accused of a fourteen-year-old murder. With effective pacing and a sense of energy sometimes held back deliberately and at other times released with gusto, Gardner makes the experience of listening to... Read More

  • NULL SET

    NULL SET Cas Russell, Book 2

    by S.L. Huang | Read by Lauren Fortgang

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    The warning in this atmospheric audiobook, the second in the Cas Russell series, is to be careful what you wish for. Portrayed by skillful narrator Lauren Fortgang, Cas, a math genius and a mercenary, is a mess. She even hears voices. Cas has the hubris to think she can cure an ultra-violent Los Angeles, which she helped to create through her actions in the series' first... Read More

  • THE TENTH GIRL

    THE TENTH GIRL

    by Sara Faring | Read by Frankie Corzo, Mark Sanderlin

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Frankie Corzo and Mark Sanderlin alternately narrate this innovative gothic thriller with a twist that involves South American mythology. Fleeing the city, 18-year-old Mavi accepts a teaching gig at the famed but haunted Vaccaro School in the south of Argentina. And then, a spirit named Angel possesses a young man in order to befriend her. Soon, they develop a friendship, but... Read More

  • HIS HIDEOUS HEART

    HIS HIDEOUS HEART 13 of Edgar Allan Poe's Most Unsettling Tales Reimagined

    by Dahlia Adler [Ed.] | Read by Fran Wilde, Kendare Blake, JorJa Brown, Caitlin Davies, James Fouhey, Tessa Gratton, Jeanette Illidge, Emily Lloyd-Jones, Robin Miles, Natalie Naudus, Amanda Lovelace, Hillary Monahan, et al.

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    This YA story collection on audio reimagines Edgar Allen Poe's classics by focusing on people who were marginalized in Poe's time. The myriad stories and narrators delve into the dark psychology of Poe with an odd new edge of triumph. Jeanette Illidge superbly inflects Caribbean soul as a woman who avenges misogyny in a story reminiscent of "The Cask of Amontillado." JorJa... Read More

  • THE MONSTER OF ELENDHAVEN

    THE MONSTER OF ELENDHAVEN

    by Jennifer Giesbrecht | Read by Daniel Henning

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Daniel Henning gives a compelling narration of this dark fantasy novella. The story follows Johann, a supernatural human-like monster who kills people for his own pleasure and education. Johann plans to murder Herr Leikenbloom, but they wind up unlikely cohorts in a revenge scheme against those who wronged them. Henning fully commits to this tale, providing a nearly breathless... Read More

  • REBEL

    REBEL Legend, Book 4

    by Marie Lu | Read by Nile Bullock, Stephen Kaplan

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    A welcome continuation of the original Legend trilogy focuses on the lives of the heroes in the aftermath of the revolution. Brothers Day and Eden find themselves immersed in an undercover conflict involving murder, underground drone races, and evil mob bosses. Nile Bullock's performance makes his character, Eden, sparkle with exuberance. He helps establish character... Read More

  • SUPERNOVA ERA

    SUPERNOVA ERA

    by Cixin Liu, Joel Martinsen [Trans.] | Read by Feodor Chin

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Feodor Chin is the perfect narrator to deliver this story. On a futuristic Earth, where the aftereffects of a dying star blast our planet with deadly radiation, only children 13 years and under will survive--and so the preparation begins. Astronomy enthusiasts will delight in the infusion of factual historical events (with a twist) as they hear a fascinating story of human... Read More

  • THE NOWHERE CHILD

    THE NOWHERE CHILD

    by Christian White | Read by Katherine Littrell

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Katherine Littrell lends her talent to the heart-pounding story of a young woman caught in a strange tale of religious cults, stolen children, and snake handling. Kim Leamy lives a fairly quiet life, avoiding her neighbors and teaching photography at a school in Melbourne, Australia. When she encounters a man from Kentucky with DNA evidence that he may be her brother,... Read More

  • SUPERNOVA

    SUPERNOVA Renegades, Book 3

    by Marissa Meyer | Read by Rebecca Soler, Dan Bittner

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrators Rebecca Soler and Dan Bittner return for the final installment of Meyer's superhero trilogy. Soler and Bittner are both good at emotional swings, which makes them the perfect dynamic duo for this audiobook. The two leads have secret identities, so Soler and Bittner must have several voices ready for each character. Additionally, there are some total innocents and some... Read More

  • WHAT DO WE NEED MEN FOR?

    WHAT DO WE NEED MEN FOR? A Modest Proposal

    by E. Jean Carroll | Read by E. Jean Carroll

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Advice columnist E. Jean Carroll brings her unique brand of no- nonsense truth to her new audiobook. Carroll sets out on a cross- country tour, visiting only towns with female names, eating only female-named foods, and wearing only clothes designed by women. Her goal is to ask women everywhere: What do we need men for? Carroll's delivery is both irreverent and sarcastic as she... Read More

  • OUR BETTER ANGELS

    OUR BETTER ANGELS Seven Simple Virtues That Will Change Your Life and the World

    by Jonathan Reckford, Jimmy Carter [Fore.] | Read by Robert Petkoff, Jimmy Carter [Fore.]

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    Narrator Robert Petkoff conveys Habitat for Humanity's mission of building homes and relationships in a down-to-earth yet uplifting tone. Petkoff's smooth voice adds to the heartwarming stories about the lives changed by the organization. The importance of its seven shared virtues--kindness, community, empowerment, joy, respect, generosity, and service--is clearly articulated... Read More

  • THE GIRL WHO READS ON THE METRO

    THE GIRL WHO READS ON THE METRO

    by Christine Féret-Fleury | Read by Stephanie Racine

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Stephanie Racine instills an enthusiastic tone of wonder at the transformative quality of books in this tale with a beautiful dreamlike quality. Juliette loves creating stories about the strangers who read on the Paris metro. A deviation from her normal route leads her to a bookstore, and to owner Soliman and his precocious daughter. Juliette falls into the role of a... Read More

  • TORPEDOED

    TORPEDOED The True Story of the World War II Sinking of "The Children's Ship"

    by Deborah Heiligman | Read by Marisa Calin

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Marisa Calin chronicles the lives of children, those who survived and those who perished, in the tragic sinking of the SS CITY OF BENARES, or "The Children's Ship." The ship was intended to save British children from the German air raids of WWII by transporting them to Canada, but it was torpedoed by a German U-boat while making the journey. As the surviving children... Read More

  • THE SOL MAJESTIC

    THE SOL MAJESTIC

    by Ferrett Steinmetz | Read by James Fouhey

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Narrator James Fouhey serves up a delicious feast of a performance in this unusual combination of science fiction, philosophy, and food. When teenaged Kenna stumbles onto the opportunity for a meal at the greatest restaurant in the universe, he doesn't know that it will upend his entire existence. Fouhey gives his all to the melodramatic action of a high-stress space kitchen.... Read More

  • STAY AND FIGHT

    STAY AND FIGHT

    by Madeline ffitch | Read by Sophie Amoss, Bailey Carr

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrators Sophie Amoss and Bailey Carr use the hard "r's" and round vowels of Appalachian Ohio as they tell the story of Helen, a lost soul who fell in love with the wrong man and the idea of living off the land. Now Helen is all alone, and her simple, sad story as depicted by the narrators evokes empathy that lets the listener experience her situation. Neighbors Karen and Lily... Read More

  • A STRANGER ON THE BEACH

    A STRANGER ON THE BEACH

    by Michele Campbell | Read by January LaVoy

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    This audiobook, artfully narrated by January LaVoy, purports to tell the story of Caroline Stark and her torrid affair with young Aiden, a bartender at a restaurant near her weekend house in the Hamptons. As her husband appears to be having his own affair, her impulsive desire seems understandable. But who's betraying whom, and to what end? Though the listener is privy to both... Read More

  • A DEAD DJINN IN CAIRO

    A DEAD DJINN IN CAIRO

    by P. Djèlí Clark | Read by Suehyla El-Attar

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Suehyla El-Attar impeccably voices Special Investigator Fatma el-Sha'arawi as she sets off on a case involving the mysterious deaths of Cairo's paranormal beings. Fatma races against time to prevent a catastrophic world-unraveling event. Though this is a short tale, the listener will be enthralled with El-Attar's audio performance of the story, set in 1912 in an alternative... Read More

  • THE LONG CALL

    THE LONG CALL The Two Rivers, Book 1

    by Ann Cleeves | Read by Ben Aldridge

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Ben Aldridge gives listeners the perfect introduction to Matthew Venn, a cool-headed DI in picturesque North Devon whose calm life is about to be shattered. Aldridge narrates at an easy pace and provides a subtle regional accent as Venn investigates the murder of a man with an albatross tattooed around his neck. Aldridge's smoothly shifting accents and warm tone draw... Read More

  • THE GRAMMARIANS

    THE GRAMMARIANS

    by Cathleen Schine | Read by Hillary Huber

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    This listen is for lovers of words, lovers of a great story, and lovers of a great narration. Hillary Huber does a fantastic job capturing this wonderful novel about twin girls, their love for each other, and their eventual rivalry. It's also a love letter to the English language. Twins Laurel and Daphne have spent a lifetime together enjoying (really, worshipping) the English... Read More

  • WE ARE THE WEATHER

    WE ARE THE WEATHER Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast

    by Jonathan Safran Foer | Read by Jonathan Safran Foer

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Narrating his own work, Jonathan Safran Foer admits he doesn't have the answer to the world's most imminent problem, which he is purposely slow to identify and confront. The thing is, climate change is overwhelming and heady. The problem isn't that we don't know about the threat it presents—it's that we don't believe in the threat enough to make the necessary radical changes.... Read More

  • THE WHISPER MAN

    THE WHISPER MAN

    by Alex North | Read by Christopher Eccleston

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Listeners looking for creepy will find it in full force in Alex North's dark thriller, narrated by British actor Christopher Eccleston. The "whisper man" was the moniker given to Frank Carter, a serial murderer who sought vulnerable boys and whispered to them outside their windows at night. Although Carter was captured and incarcerated years ago, similar crimes are once again... Read More

  • WHAT ROSE FORGOT

    WHAT ROSE FORGOT

    by Nevada Barr | Read by Kate Burton

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Fans of Nevada Barr's Anna Pigeon series will find this stand-alone audiobook a totally different listening experience. Narrator Kate Burton portrays Rose, a woman in her 60s who has escaped an institution's Memory Unit. Rose is convinced that she has been falsely committed for dementia. Burton dramatically portrays Rose's metamorphosis as the drugs that have fogged her brain... Read More

  • DRIVE-THRU DREAMS

    DRIVE-THRU DREAMS A Journey Through the Heart of America's Fast-Food Kingdom

    by Adam Chandler | Read by Adam Chandler

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Adam Chandler delivers his tribute to fast food with affection, zeal, and some humor. He even does some imitations as he pursues that most American institution--the drive-through. Mostly an enthusiast, he narrates his burger-infused stories energetically and persuasively. A fine storyteller, he offers tributes to White Castle, Wendy's, and the original Colonel Sanders that are... Read More

  • BARK OF NIGHT

    BARK OF NIGHT Andy Carpenter, Book 19

    by David Rosenfelt | Read by Grover Gardner

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Listening to Grover Gardner narrating a David Rosenfelt novel is like sliding into favorite slippers at the end of a long day: One feels the joyful gratification of a perfect fit. This 19th installment in the Andy Carpenter whodunit series will not disappoint fans. Gardner injects the famous defense lawyer with chipper determination and plenty of self-deprecating humor as he is... Read More

  • THE BURNING CHAMBERS

    THE BURNING CHAMBERS

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Kate Mosse | Read by Hattie Morahan

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    It's a turbulent time in France, when neighbors inform on neighbors, when a quiet word in the wrong ears can bring about torture and death. Hattie Morahan's similarly quiet voice threads through this story of the Inquisition and century-old secrets. In sixteenth-century Languedoc, 19-year-old Minou Joubert, the bookseller's daughter, encounters Piet Reydon, a Huguenot convert,... Read More

  • I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE

    I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE

    by Kristina Forest | Read by Jeanette Illidge

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Chloe's determination to be a professional ballerina is palpable in Jeanette Illidge's narration of this realistic YA romance. Against her mother's wishes, Chloe drives from New Jersey to Washington, DC, so she can audition for a dance company that welcomes dark-skinned dancers like her. When her former crush, Eli, joins the road trip, Chloe decides to admit her true feelings... Read More

  • PLEASE SEND HELP

    PLEASE SEND HELP

    by Gaby Dunn, Allison Raskin | Read by Gaby Dunn, Allison Raskin

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Authors Dunn and Raskin return to narrate another rollicking story featuring boisterous best friends Ava and Gen in this sequel to I HATE EVERYONE BUT YOU. After college, Ava and Gen split up to pursue new lives in different states, but they still text and email each other their latest dysfunctional adventures. Dunn and Raskin portray Ava and Gen respectively and capture their... Read More

  • THINGS YOU SAVE IN A FIRE

    THINGS YOU SAVE IN A FIRE

    by Katherine Center | Read by Therese Plummer

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    In this charming listen, narrator Therese Plummer portrays Cassie Hanwell--a confident, talented firefighter whose solitary life is upended when her estranged mother asks her to relocate to Boston. Though she is less than enthusiastic about the move, the timing is perfect, as life in Houston has hit some personal and professional bumps. As Cassie tries to fit in at an all-male... Read More

  • WAYWARD SON

    WAYWARD SON Simon Snow, Book 2

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Rainbow Rowell | Read by Euan Morton

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Euan Morton brings his exceptional narration skills to Rowell’s highly anticipated sequel. After defeating the Insidious Humdrum, Simon Snow, unsure what to do with his new life, falls into depression. At the urging of best friend Penelope and boyfriend Baz, the trio embark on a trip to America, driving across the West to “rescue” their friend Agatha from her self-imposed... Read More

  • THE LOST BOY'S GIFT

    THE LOST BOY'S GIFT

    by Kimberly Willis Holt | Read by Justine Eyre

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Justine Eyre's gentle, expressive voice is well suited to Holt's quiet story of what it's like to be the new kid in the neighborhood and the difficulty of dealing with life's changes. When 9-year-old Daniel's parents divorce, he and his mother must leave his well-loved home on a busy city street for a new house across the county on tranquil While-a-Way Lane. Eyre conveys... Read More

  • THE LAST BOOK PARTY

    THE LAST BOOK PARTY

    by Karen Dukess | Read by Jesse Vilinsky

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Jesse Vilinsky's dramatic narration reveals a young woman's transformation during a summer spent with a group of writers on Cape Cod. Vilinsky's high tones and pacing bring out aspiring writer Eve Rosen's naïveté and her fascination with illustrious writer Henry Grey and his peers. Although some of the characters aren't fully distinguishable in the beginning, Vilinsky quickly... Read More

  • THE BRITISH ARE COMING

    THE BRITISH ARE COMING The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777

    by Rick Atkinson | Read by George Newbern, Rick Atkinson [Intro.]

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    History

    The winning combination of George Newbern’s engaging narration and Rick Atkinson’s vivid new work of history—the first in a planned trilogy about the American Revolution—brings to life what could have been a dry account of Revolutionary battles. While this is primarily a military history, Newbern is also adept at voicing the stories of ordinary colonists, most of whom did... Read More

  • WE WERE KILLERS ONCE

    WE WERE KILLERS ONCE Brigid Quinn, Book 4

    by Becky Masterman | Read by Kate Harper

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Kate Harper is the new voice of the Brigid Quinn mysteries. In this thriller, which can be listened to as a stand-alone, two storylines converge. The first involves the relationship between ex-FBI agent Brigid and her husband, a professor, and the second follows a drug dealer just released from prison. This is no ordinary ex-con, however; when Jerry was a teen, he... Read More

  • MIDNIGHT AT THE BLACKBIRD CAFE

    MIDNIGHT AT THE BLACKBIRD CAFE

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Heather Webber | Read by Stephanie Willis, Bethany Lind, Nicholas Techosky

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Stephanie Willia, Bethany Lind, and Nicholas Techosky take turns narrating this mystical Southern novel. Techosky portrays a reporter who is sent to Alabama to interview locals about mysterious blackbirds. Willia and Lind take on the two female leads, Anna Kate and Natalie, who don't know their connection at the beginning. Through the Blackbird Cafe they uncover the tie that... Read More

  • AS GOOD AS NEW

    AS GOOD AS NEW

    by Charlie Jane Anders | Read by Frankie Corzo

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Frankie Corzo narrates this novella about a woman who has been given three wishes. The story is set two years after the end of the world. Marisol, an award-winning playwright and premed student, is portrayed with a careful determination as she meticulously plots her wishes to restore the world and prevent future catastrophe. Richard, previously a theater critic and now a... Read More

  • A BETTER MAN

    A BETTER MAN Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 15

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Louise Penny | Read by Robert Bathurst

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Robert Bathurst's intelligent narration captures every nuance, every emotion, and each of Louise Penny's subtle revelations about the unique, completely engaging residents of Three Pines. A woman is missing, her father is frantic, and her abusive husband is the prime suspect. Raging spring flooding threatens the village, and, on his first day back to work after his suspension... Read More

  • BIRTHDAY

    BIRTHDAY

    by Meredith Russo | Read by Dana Allya Levinson

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Best friends Morgan and Eric were born on the same day, and this poignant audiobook follows their changing relationship through six years of mutual birthdays. Dana Levinson's sensitive, steady narration grounds listeners amid the characters' adolescent upheaval. As Eric faces growing family discord, Morgan aches to live into her transgender identity, and as their love for each... Read More

  • THE ELECTRIC HOTEL

    THE ELECTRIC HOTEL

    by Dominic Smith | Read by Edoardo Ballerini

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Dominic Smith's latest fictional dive into the history of an art form makes for a rich audiobook under narrator Edoardo Ballerini's able management. The period is the turn of the twentieth century, the arena the development of the moving picture, and the commercial question whether the technology of the French Lumière brothers or the patents of Thomas Edison will dominate the... Read More

  • SPINE OF THE DRAGON

    SPINE OF THE DRAGON Wake the Dragon, Book 1

    by Kevin J. Anderson | Read by Fleet Cooper

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Fleet Cooper delivers a dramatic narration from the very start of this first installment in the Wake the Dragon series. Anderson returns to epic fantasy with larger-than-life characters, swords, destruction, and sleeping monsters. Two continents are at war, but a common enemy develops, which makes them consider the unthinkable--an alliance. The saga is told from many points of... Read More

  • THE MERCIFUL CROW

    THE MERCIFUL CROW

    by Margaret Owen | Read by Amy Landon

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Amy Landon delivers an epic performance of this young adult fantasy novel. In a world in which kings and queens still rule and a caste system based on birds keeps everyone in their places, three main characters play a game in which they risk everything. Landon's task is not easy because most of the characters and creatures in this world have unique names and even more... Read More

  • DRESSED IN DREAMS

    DRESSED IN DREAMS A Black Girl's Love Letter to the Power of Fashion

    by Tanisha C. Ford | Read by Tanisha C. Ford

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Africana studies professor and cultural critic Tanisha Ford's voice is well paced and informative but never overly academic as she narrates her life story, focusing on the theme of fashion. Her narrative encapsulates the impact of social change on clothing trends. Ford clearly expresses her desire to belong, her longing for her mother's confidence and fashion sense, and her... Read More

  • THE ESCAPE ROOM

    THE ESCAPE ROOM

    by Megan Goldin | Read by Ramon De Ocampo, January LaVoy

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Two storylines unfold in alternate chapters in this twisty psychological thriller on audio. The first features Sara Hall and is convincingly narrated by January LaVoy. An ambitious finance graduate, Sara gets the job of her dreams at an investment bank and seems at first to be doing well. The second storyline, narrated by Ramon De Ocampo, with LaVoy handling some of the voices,... Read More

  • BENDING TOWARD JUSTICE

    BENDING TOWARD JUSTICE The Birmingham Church Bombing That Changed the Course of Civil Rights

    by Doug Jones, Greg Truman, Rick Bragg [Fore.] | Read by Doug Jones

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    History

    The U.S. senator who wrote this book narrates it, too. He is good at both, solid but not outstanding. Jones is the main character in this combined political autobiography and story of his successful prosecutions in 2001 and 2002 of two participants in the 1963 Birmingham, Alabama, church bombing, which killed four African- American girls. Jones has a pleasant Southern accent... Read More

  • LOONSHOTS

    LOONSHOTS How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries

    by Safi Bahcall | Read by William Dufris, Safi Bahcall [Prologue, Introduction]

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Business & Finance

    At the opening of this audiobook, narrator William Dufris recounts the development of radar, an idea that was once dismissed. This work is intended to inspire listeners to pursue their own crazy ideas, but the author offers more than mere inspiration. He's teaching listeners how to steer around roadblocks to bring so-called "loonshots" to fruition. He explains why some... Read More

  • DARK SHORES

    DARK SHORES Dark Shores, Book 1

    by Danielle L. Jensen | Read by Jeanette Illidge, Jeremy Arthur

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrators Jeanette Illidge and Jeremy Arthur complement each other's performances in this YA fantasy. In a world in which women are proficient captains on the high seas, Teriana is forced to decide between losing her crew or going against her gods by leading treacherous men to the mysterious Dark Shores. Both Illidge and Arthur portray main characters Teriana and Marcus,... Read More

  • LAST BUS TO EVERLAND

    LAST BUS TO EVERLAND

    by Sophie Cameron | Read by Joshua Manning

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Joshua Manning transports listeners from Edinburgh, Scotland, through a green door with a unicorn knocker. On the other side is a parallel dimension called Everland, described as "a knockoff Narnia," where time does not exist. This audiobook is told in the first person, so Manning does the majority of his work in the main character's Scottish accent. But because... Read More

  • BETHLEHEM

    BETHLEHEM

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Karen Kelly | Read by Christina Delaine

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    This novel shifts in time from the steel-boom era of 1918 to 1962, offering the perfect stage for narrator Christina Delaine's voice, which can be smooth as dark chocolate or sharp as a razor. Her husband's position as head of Collier Steel requires that Joanna and their kids move to the Collier family mansion in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. There, she will assist her... Read More

  • THE MURDER LIST

    THE MURDER LIST

    by Hank Phillippi Ryan | Read by Angela Dawe

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    This courtroom drama and murder mystery will delight listeners who enjoy a well-constructed story presented by a skilled narrator. The story involves a vicious competition between an ambitious prosecutor and a defense attorney who is determined to win every trial. Narrator Angela Dawe gives Martha, the prosecutor, a distinctive raw, scratchy voice that communicates power and... Read More

  • THE PRESIDENT'S BRAIN IS MISSING

    THE PRESIDENT'S BRAIN IS MISSING

    by John Scalzi | Read by P.J. Ochlan

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    P.J. Ochlan narrates a short story in which a White House staffer tries to find out where the president's brain has gone. After a series of scans reveals that the presidential skull is empty, his staff scrambles to discover its final resting place. Ochlan's wry narration is well suited to the story, while offering a hint of constrained humor. The work is short but filled with... Read More

  • CARNEGIE HILL

    CARNEGIE HILL

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Jonathan Vatner | Read by Cassandra Campbell

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Cassandra Campbell's extraordinary narration makes this audiobook a gripping listen. It's the story of the residents of a prestigious co-op building in the Carnegie Hill section of Manhattan. Thirty-something Penelope "Pepper" Bradford, an heiress, is engaged to Rick, a self-made wealth manager. When she joins the co-op board, Pepper becomes friendly with several neighbors,... Read More

  • THE DEATH AND LIFE OF AIDA HERNANDEZ

    THE DEATH AND LIFE OF AIDA HERNANDEZ A Border Story

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Aaron Bobrow-Strain | Read by Frankie Corzo

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    This audiobook demonstrates that the national debate over immigration is nothing new. Listeners will be gripped by Frankie Corzo's narration of this biography of Aida Hernandez, who came to the U.S. in 1987 at the age of 8. Corzo captures the raw emotions that percolate throughout the audiobook and excels in moments of drama, such as when Aida is deported to Mexico. At its... Read More

  • ARCHAEOLOGY FROM SPACE

    ARCHAEOLOGY FROM SPACE How the Future Shapes Our Past

    by Sarah Parcak | Read by Sarah Parcak

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Author/narrator Dr. Sarah Parcak, an Egyptologist and satellite archaeologist, transports listeners across continents and millennia as she explores ancient cultures through hands-on excavations and remote sensing technology. Her passion for past civilizations and their legacies permeates her narration of this compelling and accessible work. Parcak drew early inspiration from... Read More

  • SECRET SOLDIERS

    SECRET SOLDIERS

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Keely Hutton | Read by Raphael Corkhill

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    In this historical middle-grade audiobook, four disparate teens join a secret WWI mission, tunneling beneath no-man's-land toward the German front line. Narrator Raphael Corkhill is superb. He gives each boy a voice matching his nickname and personality. Shillings, named for his quick-fingered ability to steal one, speaks like the wily London urchin he is. Dover's lilting voice... Read More

  • ALL THE IMPOSSIBLE THINGS

    ALL THE IMPOSSIBLE THINGS

    by Lindsay Lackey | Read by Samantha Desz

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Children

    Narrator Samantha Desz's even pacing and tone reflect 11-year-old Red's tightly controlled exterior--but don't quite convey the turbulent storm of emotions thrumming inside her. After three unpleasant years in the foster system, Red is counting down the days until her mother's release from prison. At the same time, she tries to suppress her pain and anger over the incarceration... Read More

  • WHISPER NETWORK

    WHISPER NETWORK

    by Chandler Baker | Read by Almarie Guerra

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Almarie Guerra projects the Southern accent and sassy tone that are needed in this audiobook. After their company's CEO suddenly dies, Sloane, Ardie, Grace, and Rosalita are determined to make sure that Ames Garrett, a man known to sexually harass women, isn't chosen for the position. Guerra captivates listeners by creating energetic portrayals as the women strategize... Read More

  • STAY SEXY & DON'T GET MURDERED

    STAY SEXY & DON'T GET MURDERED The Definitive How-To Guide

    by Karen Kilgariff, Georgia Hardstark | Read by Karen Kilgariff, Georgia Hardstark, Paul Giamatti, et al.

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark team up to narrate their dual memoir in which they reflect on the life experiences that shaped them as women, led them to meet each other, and, ultimately, inspired them to create the hit podcast "My Favorite Murder." Both women are unapologetically vulnerable as they share their stories about depression, addiction, and learning to value... Read More

  • WASTE TIDE

    WASTE TIDE

    by Chen Qiufan, Ken Liu [Trans.] | Read by Ewan Chung

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Narrator Ewan Chung tells a story set in the future in China. On Silicon Island clans fight for supremacy in the booming electrical- waste-recycling industry. Listeners hear the tales of different members of the various caste systems as they navigate this harsh and deadly environment. Chung's performance is hamstrung by the text itself. Because this audiobook has been... Read More

  • LOSING EARTH

    LOSING EARTH A Recent History

    by Nathaniel Rich | Read by Matt Godfrey

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    This is an important, infuriating, enlightening, engaging, and engrossing audiobook. The author tells the tragic story of how the world, and the U.S. in particular, could have done something significant about climate change decades ago--but chose not to. Narrator Matt Godfrey sets just the right tone of exasperation and understanding. He delivers Rich's audiobook in a way that... Read More

  • CAPE MAY

    CAPE MAY

    by Chip Cheek | Read by George Newbern

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    In Chip Cheek's intense, erotic debut novel, narrator George Newbern offers perfect voices for innocent newlyweds Henry, 20, and Effie, 18. In 1957, the Georgia couple honeymoon in Cape May, New Jersey, where they begin to discover the pleasures of each other. But it isn't long before they're seduced by the more worldly Clare and Max, and Max's mysterious half-sister, Alma. The... Read More

  • UNDER CURRENTS

    UNDER CURRENTS

    by Nora Roberts | Read by January LaVoy

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    January LaVoy gives a gripping performance of contrasting personalities and voices. Zane seems to have the perfect family, but what lies beneath are undercurrents of violence and lies. The illusion shatters one terrifying night, and Zane and his sister escape. Years later he returns to his hometown and connects with newcomer Darby, who's running from her own scary past. Can the... Read More

  • THIS LAND IS OUR LAND

    THIS LAND IS OUR LAND An Immigrant's Manifesto

    by Suketu Mehta | Read by Vikas Adam

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Narrator Vikas Adam proves to be an excellent partner to author Suketu Mehta in this detailed and absorbing narrative, which finds links between immigration, imperialism, colonialism, climate change, and capitalism's thirst for cheap labor. Adam alters his pacing to signal the direct quotes from Mehta's interviews with immigrants in Morocco, France, the U.S., and other... Read More

  • HEARTWOOD BOX

    HEARTWOOD BOX

    by Ann Aquirre | Read by Nicol Zanzarella

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Nicol Zanzarella narrates this fun new YA audiobook, which Aguirre herself dubs "Stranger Things meets The Lake House." Its unfolding mysteries only get more interesting with each chapter. Aguirre is a master of poignant imagery, which transitions to audio beautifully. Her well-developed characters are enhanced by Zanzarella's excellent vocal portraits. The only odd thing is... Read More

  • FKA USA

    FKA USA

    by Reed King | Read by Dan Bittner, Peter Ganim

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Dan Bittner and Peter Ganim shepherd listeners through the apocalyptic world Formerly Known As the USA. Bittner narrates as Truckee Wallace, a 16-year-old orphan who finds himself in the middle of an international incident. Ganim chimes in as the future editor of Trukee's memoir. Bittner gets to shout and go wild as Truckee, in addition to voicing a talking goat, an android,... Read More

  • REPUBLIC OF LIES

    REPUBLIC OF LIES American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to Power

    by Anna Merlan | Read by Suehyla El-Attar, Anna Merlan [Intro.]

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    If you believe that the queen of England deals drugs or that Hillary Clinton runs a child pornography ring, this audiobook is not for you. Narrator Suehyla El-Attar channels, and amplifies, the author's bewilderment, disappointment, and occasional flashes of anger as she documents the threats to our fragile democracy from conspiracy theorists (CTs). El-Attar smoothly transports... Read More

  • AGAIN, BUT BETTER

    AGAIN, BUT BETTER

    by Christine Riccio | Read by Brittany Pressley, Christine Riccio [Note]

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Popular YouTuber Christine Riccio's author's note describes the real-life reason for her story--her feelings of timidity and of being overwhelmed in college. Brittany Pressley narrates the first-person account of Shane Primaveri, an only child who has been so concerned with pleasing her parents that she's done little to fulfill her own dreams. Pressley enacts Shane's... Read More

  • NOTHING TO HIDE

    NOTHING TO HIDE Lucy Kincaid, Book 15

    by Allison Brennan | Read by Ann Marie Lee

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Ann Marie Lee does an excellent job of emphasizing the tension between FBI agent Lucy Kincaid and an old-school police officer who distrusts the FBI. As Kincaid applies her keen psychological skills to the case featured in this police procedural, Lee emphasizes the two investigators' different approaches. She also rises to the challenge of creating strong personalities... Read More

  • STONE MOTHERS

    STONE MOTHERS

    by Erin Kelly | Read by Fenella Fudge, Jane McDowell, Polly Edsell

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    The focus of this slow-burn audio suspense is an insane asylum that existed at a time when women were sometimes unfairly committed--often by their husbands. Narrators Fenella Fudge and Jane McDowell effectively portray two women whose buried secrets, tied to the institution, may be revealed--with potentially life-threatening results. Polly Edsell narrates the novel's... Read More

  • THE PERFECT DATE

    THE PERFECT DATE

    by Evelyn Lozada, Holly Lörincz | Read by Paula Andrea

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    In this multicultural romance narrated by Paula Andrea, Angel Gomez is a Puerto Rican single mother and nursing student, and Caleb "The Duke" Lewis is an African-American baseball star. What begins as a chance meeting soon leads to much more. Andrea's lively narration is full of unusual tonal choices and inconsistent accents, both of which distract the listener. Her performance... Read More

  • SUMMONED TO THIRTEENTH GRAVE

    SUMMONED TO THIRTEENTH GRAVE Charley Davidson, Book 13

    by Darynda Jones | Read by Lorelei King

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Have a listen to the talented Lorelei King's narration of the latest in Jones's paranormal series. King's rich repertoire includes the grim reaper, a.k.a. Charley Davidson. Charley is given a firm, cultured voice that melds well with the oh-so-husky growl of her husband, Reyes, son of Satan. The two are out to protect their baby's future, and as they engage with secondary... Read More

  • NATURALLY TAN

    NATURALLY TAN

    by Tan France | Read by Tan France

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Tan France's unique accent, chummy intimacy, and cheeky delivery make audio the best way to experience his memoir. Fans will get to know the "Queer Eye" fashion expert as he shares stories about growing up South Asian in England, meeting his American husband and settling in Salt Lake City, starting his fashion businesses, and the road to getting cast in "Queer Eye." France is... Read More

  • WHEN ALL IS SAID

    WHEN ALL IS SAID

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Anne Griffin | Read by Niall Buggy

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Niall Buggy gives voice to 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan in Anne Griffin's debut novel. We meet him at the bar of the local hotel where he is raising a glass and a toast to each of the five people most important to his life. Through these toasts, Hannigan tells his story. Buggy's Irish brogue, pacing, and emotion are impeccable as the listener is transported to the bar... Read More

  • THE LEAGUE OF WIVES

    THE LEAGUE OF WIVES The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the U.S. Government to Bring Their Husbands Home

    by Heath Hardage Lee | Read by Heath Hardage Lee

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Listeners are transported back to the 1960s by Heath Hardage Lee and her painstaking research. She narrates the incredible true story of a group of military wives whose advocacy gained their husbands' freedom after they had been taken prisoner during the Vietnam War. Lee takes on the role of interpreter as she explains the strict gender roles at play in American society in the... Read More

  • MOTHER IS A VERB

    MOTHER IS A VERB An Unconventional History

    by Sarah Knott | Read by Rachel Bavidge

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Narrator Rachel Bavidge takes listeners through a deep meditation on the world's oldest profession: motherhood. She aptly delivers the history, anecdotes, and reflections that comprise this exploration of what it means to be a mother, both in the past as well as the present. Bavidge takes on the various personas of the women who were interviewed on these very personal subjects,... Read More

  • ALL WE COULD HAVE BEEN

    ALL WE COULD HAVE BEEN

    by TE Carter | Read by Frankie Corzo

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    In this moving audiobook, exceptionally narrated by Frankie Corzo, Lexie can't stop running. Five years ago, everything changed after a brutal act of violence. Since then, she has switched schools, changed names, and disconnected from family. But as her senior year begins, something is different. She makes friends, meets a boy, and joins the drama club. Corzo expertly voices... Read More

  • WOLFPACK

    WOLFPACK How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game

    by Abby Wambach | Read by Abby Wambach

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    World championship soccer player Abby Wambach narrates with strength and conviction while telling what she learned while leading Olympic soccer teams from the field and the sidelines, and at home from family and friends. These are the people who make up her “wolfpack.” In 2018, she gave the commencement speech to Barnard graduates, and this motivational audiobook about coming... Read More

  • SPECTACLE

    SPECTACLE

    by Jodie Lynn Zdrok | Read by Laurie Catherine Winkel

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Listeners will be immediately intrigued by this fantasy thriller. Set in 1887 Paris, the story is beautifully written, filled with descriptive language, and the cadence and pace of delivery make you feel as though you are there watching it all unfold. Laurie Winkel portrays 16-year-old Nathalie Baudin, a journalist who covers the daily arrivals at the Paris morgue. One day,... Read More

  • GETTING HOT WITH THE SCOT

    GETTING HOT WITH THE SCOT Sometimes in Love, Book 1

    by Melonie Johnson | Read by Evelyn Eibhlin

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Evelyn Eibhlin narrates a fun Highland fling. On vacation in Europe with her best friends, Cassie Crow wants to hook up with a foreign hottie. Logan Reid wants to take his career to the next level by moving from his web series to a TV show. This story calls for accents. Logan is Scottish; his best friend, Theo, is British; and there are several Scottish secondary characters.... Read More

  • TEARS OF THE TRUFFLEPIG

    TEARS OF THE TRUFFLEPIG

    by Fernando A. Flores | Read by Raul Castillo

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Actor-playwright Raul Castillo combines his theater experience with his Mexican-American roots to give an understated and vulnerable voice to a story that takes place in the near future. A South Texas man is caught in a chaotic world in which narcotics are legal, the third wall between the U.S. and Mexico is being completed, and long extinct species such as the dodo are being... Read More

  • THE FLATSHARE

    THE FLATSHARE

    by Beth O'Leary | Read by Carrie Hope Fletcher, Kwaku Fortune

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Carrie Hope Fletcher and Kwaku Fortune bring genuine emotion to this London rom-com with their impeccable narration about an unlikely friendship. Tiffy and Leon share a one-bedroom apartment but have never met because of opposite schedules. The notes they exchange about their shared space soon veer into personal territory. Leon's accent sounds like South London had a fling with... Read More

  • MAGIC FOR LIARS

    MAGIC FOR LIARS

    by Sarah Gailey | Read by Xe Sands

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Xe Sands creates a gritty and entirely believable voice for Ivy Gamble, a P.I. who is recounting the investigation of a gruesome murder case at Osthorne Academy for Young Mages. Sands captivates listeners with a fatigued yet steady delivery of the first-person story and creates an atmosphere of intrigue with masterful pacing. Ivy's anxiety about taking on her first murder case... Read More

  • ALMOST MIDNIGHT

    ALMOST MIDNIGHT Mike Bowditch Series, Book 10

    by Paul Doiron | Read by Henry Leyva

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Henry Leyva inhabits Maine Game Warden Mike Bowditch. One of Mike's oldest friends, Billy Cronk, is incarcerated for murder in the Maine State Prison, put there by Mike's testimony. The nonstop action begins when Mike receives two calls for help--one from Billy, who wants Mike to investigate a prison guard, and one from a veterinarian, who tells him that Shadow, a... Read More

  • FIVE MIDNIGHTS

    FIVE MIDNIGHTS

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Ann Dávila Cardinal | Read by Almarie Guerra

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Almarie Guerra is wonderfully cast to narrate Cardinal's fabulously creepy murder mystery set in Puerto Rico and based on the El Cuco myth (a boogeyman monster). Guerra inhabits the multi-perspective story with distinguishable voices, particularly those of protagonists Lupe Dávila, a 16-year-old "GringaRican" living with her uncle, a police captain, for the summer, and Javier... Read More

  • HIGHLAND CROWN

    HIGHLAND CROWN Royal Highlander, Book 1

    by May McGoldrick | Read by Saskia Maarleveld, Raphael Corkhill

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Saskia Maarleveld and Raphael Corkhill narrate the first in a new historical romance series. Wanted by both Scottish rebels and the British government for the information she may possibly know, Isabella Drummond hides deep within the Highlands of her homeland. When her path crosses with that of ship captain Cinaed Mackintosh, she finds the unexpected--an ally and love.... Read More

  • SUNSET BEACH

    SUNSET BEACH

    by Mary Kay Andrews | Read by Kathleen McInerney

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Kathleen McInerney brings the listener into Drue Campbell's sorry life. She is out of a job and has hit bottom. Then her estranged father approaches her with both a job offer and a place to live--in her grandparents' beach cottage. Drue's father is a personal injury lawyer and has her working the phone at his firm. McInerney gives each character a unique voice--from... Read More

  • TRUST EXERCISE

    TRUST EXERCISE

    by Susan Choi | Read by Suehyla El-Attar, Jennifer Lim, Adina Verson

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrators Jennifer Lim, Suehyla El-Attar, and Adina Verson peel back the layers of three characters and one tumultuous year at an elite art school in the 1980s. Hormones, insecurity, and indiscretion abound as Sarah, David, and Karen navigate fraught, intense relationships while they are students of an unorthodox, demanding drama teacher. Each narrator provides a different... Read More

  • WE HUNT THE FLAME

    WE HUNT THE FLAME Sands of Aramiya, Book 1

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Hafsah Faizal | Read by Fiona Hardingham, Steve West

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrators Fiona Hardingham and Steve West lend their exceptional vocal skills to this fantasy novel. Its setting is inspired by ancient Arabia and inhabited by a stunning cast of characters, both human and otherworldly. Hardingham portrays Zafira, who defies authority by hunting game to save her people. West handles the assassin prince, Nasir. Both narrators deliver commanding... Read More

  • THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ALISTAIR AINSWORTH

    THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ALISTAIR AINSWORTH The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes, Book 3

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Leonard Goldberg | Read by Steve West

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    In a remarkable performance, Steve West becomes Dr. John Watson, Jr., husband of Joanna Blalock, daughter of Sherlock Holmes. West also gives dozens of other characters honest and convincing personalities. In this third adventure John, Joanna, and Dr. Watson, Sr., are called upon to find Alistair Ainsworth, a missing cryptographer who has access to secret government... Read More

  • THE PERFECT LIAR

    THE PERFECT LIAR

    by Thomas Christopher Greene | Read by Tavia Gilbert

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Tavia Gilbert expertly creates an atmosphere of suspense as she delivers a story of the complicated entanglement of two people who have plenty of dark secrets between them. Susannah is a young widow who is happily remarried to Max, a darling of the New York art scene. When they begin a new life together on a teaching fellowship in Vermont, everything seems perfect... Read More

  • RADICALIZED

    RADICALIZED

    by Cory Doctorow | Read by Wil Wheaton, Stefan Rudnicki, Mirron Willis, Lameece Issaq

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Cory Doctorow's four futuristic novellas are aided by four well-chosen narrators who each capture the essence of their given story. The works reflect today's issues and come to life through Doctorow's usual insightful and critical lens. Each novella offers something interesting-- from Poe's classic story reimagined as a tale of a modern apocalypse ("Masque of the Red Death") to... Read More

  • THE PANDORA ROOM

    THE PANDORA ROOM

    by Christopher Golden | Read by Amber Benson

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Amber Benson offers a solid narration of this audiobook--a blend of archaeology, action, and horror. Ben Walker works for the National Science Foundation, investigating the world's strangest phenomena for their potential for weaponization by the U.S. Walker is summoned to an archaeological dig, where Sophie Durand and her team appear to have found Pandora's box. When a... Read More

  • HOTBOX

    HOTBOX Inside Catering, the Food World's Riskiest Business

    by Matt Lee, Ted Lee | Read by Matt Lee, Ted Lee

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Award-winning cookbook authors and brothers Matt and Ted Lee go behind the scenes to examine the most competitive cooking of all--New York City's high-end catering. As the Lees deftly interview chefs, workers, and clients, their Southern charm enhances their narration. Listeners will feel part of the team as they spend four years working at all levels of preparing "fiestas" for... Read More

  • COMICS WILL BREAK YOUR HEART

    COMICS WILL BREAK YOUR HEART

    by Faith Erin Hicks | Read by Carly Robins

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    This contemporary story, narrated by Carly Robins, is inspired by ROMEO AND JULIET. It's clear that Nova Scotian Miriam Kendrick should not fall for Californian Weldon Warrick. Decades ago, Weldon's grandfather purchased the rights to the TomorrowMen comic series for a paltry sum, leaving his co-creator--Miriam's grandfather--with nothing when the series became a worldwide... Read More

  • BLACK AND BLUE

    BLACK AND BLUE Doug Brock, Book 3

    by David Rosenfelt | Read by Fred Berman

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    The latest mystery from author David Rosenfelt is a wonderful weave of twists and unpredictability, ably narrated by Fred Berman, whose joy at narration is evident from the beginning. The procedural features New Jersey State Trooper Doug Brock, who is suffering from amnesia after having been shot in the line of duty. Brock must solve a murder while retracing his investigation... Read More

  • THE MOMENT OF LIFT

    THE MOMENT OF LIFT How Empowering Women Changes the World

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Melinda Gates | Read by Melinda Gates

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    At a time of celebrity biographies, Melinda Gates, philanthropist and wife of Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, narrates her own story of growing awareness of women's lives worldwide. She does so in a strong, affirmative voice that tells all, even her own reluctance, as a practicing Catholic, to become a spokesperson for contraception. Gates is the feminist we all need; she... Read More

  • YOU'D BE MINE

    YOU'D BE MINE

    by Erin Hahn | Read by Emily Lawrence, Tristan Morris

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrators Tristan Morris and Emily Lawrence are a dynamic pair. When country music star Clay Coolidge and Annie Mathers, the daughter of country music royalty, hit the open road for a summer tour, sparks fly. Lawrence and Morris bring out all the charm, emotional heartbreak, and flirtatiousness in this story as the stars struggle to overcome their traumatic pasts and heal... Read More

  • MIRACLE CREEK

    MIRACLE CREEK

    by Angie Kim | Read by Jennifer Lim

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Narrator Jennifer Lim brings Angie Kim's debut novel to life. In rural Virginia, an experimental treatment facility offers cures for conditions like autism using a device call the Miracle Submarine. Then the device blows up, killing two people, and a murder trial follows. The story is full of unreliable narrators who are given unique voices by Lim. Protagonists Young and Pak's... Read More

  • I KNOW WHO YOU ARE

    I KNOW WHO YOU ARE

    by Alice Feeney | Read by Stephanie Racine

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Stephanie Racine masterfully keeps the listener's attention even as this story gets stranger and more uncomfortable with every second. When actress Aimee Sinclair's husband goes missing, she is sure a past stalker is responsible. But she can't prove it to the London police. Racine skillfully moves between a posh English accent and the Irish accent of a scared child as... Read More

  • A MEMORY CALLED EMPIRE

    A MEMORY CALLED EMPIRE Teixcalaan, Book 1

    by Arkady Martine | Read by Amy Landon

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    A riveting story of character interplay and politics, this audiobook features the cool, calm narration of Amy Landon. The political space opera follows Mahit Dzmare, a mining station colonist who is sent as an ambassador to the world-consuming alien empire of Teixcalaan. Her first order of business is to investigate the untimely death of her predecessor. Incredibly... Read More

  • MIDDLEGAME

    MIDDLEGAME

    by Seanan McGuire | Read by Amber Benson

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Amber Benson's compelling narration brings to life a world in which numbers and words are more than they seem, alchemy is real, and time is not a constant. Seanan McGuire's fantasy is a complex and intricately told story of siblings who come together through pain and longing to save each other and the world--if they don't destroy it first. Benson's portrayals of Roger and... Read More

  • TRUTH IN OUR TIMES

    TRUTH IN OUR TIMES Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts

    by David McCraw | Read by Stephen Graybill, David E. McCraw [Intro.]

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Narrator Stephen Graybill uses a steady professional tone for this audiobook in which ethics in journalism and the law are held to the highest standard. McCraw was the deputy attorney general for the NEW YORK TIMES for 17 years, including the time of the 2016 national election. He discusses his struggles with obtaining information under the Freedom of Information Act (the U.S.... Read More

  • A NEARLY NORMAL FAMILY

    A NEARLY NORMAL FAMILY

    by M.T. Edvardsson, Rachel Willson-Broyles {Trans.] | Read by Emily Watson, Georgia McGuire, Richard Armitage

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    It is only fitting that a story about a family told in three parts should involve more than one narrator. Emily Watson, Georgia McGuire, and Richard Armitage complement each other's depictions of a dysfunctional household that is hiding secrets. Adam, a pastor, and Ulrika, a criminal defense lawyer, are stunned to hear that their teen daughter, Stella, has been arrested and... Read More

  • RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE

    RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE

    by Casey McQuiston | Read by Ramon de Ocampo

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Romantic Fiction

    Narrator Ramón de Ocampo brings out all the emotion in this tender, serious, funny, and warmly hopeful love story. Smart, snarky Alex Claremont-Diaz, first son of the United States, is about to graduate from Georgetown and is eager to work on his mother’s reelection campaign. Then he falls headlong into a whirlwind and very secret romance with England’s Prince Henry. De Ocampo... Read More

  • FINALE

    FINALE Caraval, Book 3

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Stephanie Garber | Read by Rebecca Soler

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Rebecca Soler returns for the final installment in the Caraval trilogy, and with the Fates free, the stakes are higher than ever. While Soler's characterization of Scarlett was soft and motherly at the beginning of the series, the listener now hears her passion and desperation as she must fight for those she loves. Tella began as reckless and aloof, but here Soler... Read More

  • THE GUEST BOOK

    THE GUEST BOOK

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Sarah Blake | Read by Orlagh Cassidy

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Orlagh Cassidy narrates Blake's beautifully written multigenerational story of love and lies with consummate skill. Elegant and clear, distant yet passionate, she helps listeners discover the quirks in characters' personalities and explore their motives, both evident and hidden. The story, which spans the 1930s to the present, revolves around the Milton family of New York and... Read More

  • MR. KNOW-IT-ALL

    MR. KNOW-IT-ALL The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder

    by John Waters | Read by John Waters

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Cheerfully lewd and sincerely disingenuous, cult filmmaker, comic, and lifelong raconteur John Waters narrates his latest memoir/tell-all with a good-natured wink and a well-earned dab of sentimentality. Waters happily doles out observations and advice on any number of subjects from how to make it big in Hollywood and Broadway (CRY-BABY, HAIRSPRAY) to how to choose and... Read More

  • HEARTS OF THE MISSING

    HEARTS OF THE MISSING

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Carol Potenza | Read by Laura Jennings

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Laura Jennings believably delivers the intonations of a number of Native American characters in this mystery. What appears to be a straightforward missing persons case involving members of a local Pueblo tribe takes on a supernatural twist when police sergeant Nicky Matthews has a vision of an old woman who may or may not be the Wind Mother, or "kachina." Jennings... Read More

  • AMNESTY

    AMNESTY Amberlough Dossier, Book 3

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Lara Elena Donnelly | Read by Mary Robinette Kowal

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Mary Robinette Kowal narrates a powerful rumination on the aftermath of war in this third installment of the Amberlough Dossier series. How do you determine guilt or innocence when no one is truly blameless but a reckoning is still owed? Five years have passed since Amberlough City fell to the One State Party and was subsequently liberated by a group of... Read More

  • IF CATS DISAPPEARED FROM THE WORLD

    IF CATS DISAPPEARED FROM THE WORLD

    by Genki Kawamura, Eric Selland [Trans.] | Read by Brian Nishii

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Brian Nishii narrates this imaginative tale set in Japan about the complexities of death, life, and cats. At the outset, an unnamed 30-year-old man receives a terminal diagnosis. As imminent death looms, he receives a visit from the devil (cheekily named Aloha). The young man must decide if Aloha's offer to extend his life is worth the alternative losses he'd have to endure. As... Read More

  • A BEAUTIFUL CORPSE

    A BEAUTIFUL CORPSE Harper McClain, Book 2

    by Christi Daugherty | Read by Sophie Amoss

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator Sophie Amoss introduces crime reporter Harper McClain, who is hardworking, passionate, and complex. While she has her own complicated relationship with the police and unsolved tragedies from her past, Harper is always committed to telling the whole story, regardless of who is involved. When a beautiful, young law student is murdered in downtown Savannah, the city wants... Read More

  • DEAR GEORGE, DEAR MARY

    DEAR GEORGE, DEAR MARY A Novel of George Washington's First Love

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Mary Calvi | Read by Marisa Calin, Raphael Corkhill

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Historical Fiction

    Audiobook listeners can travel back to the eighteenth century and hear a youthful George Washington recount British military blunders. Later, they hear a romantic Washington's frustration over being kept apart from his first love, Mary Eliza Philpse, the belle of Yonkers. Narrator Raphael Corkhill captures the essence of Washington--his sense of honor, his dignity, his... Read More

  • THE END OF THE MYTH

    THE END OF THE MYTH From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America

    by Greg Grandin | Read by Eric Pollins

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    History

    Narrator Eric Paulins does a serviceable job with this audiobook, whose central debate is over which symbol we want to best represent our nation--the open frontier or the border wall. He is easy to understand and presents each word flawlessly, using a low-pitched voice with a slightly nasal tone. Paulins also succeeds at putting some emotion behind his narration to push this... Read More

  • THE PATH MADE CLEAR

    THE PATH MADE CLEAR Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Oprah Winfrey | Read by Oprah Winfrey and a Full Cast

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Personal Growth

    Fans of Oprah Winfrey's TV show, or more recently her two podcasts, will have this title on their playlist for months. She dips in and out of interview clips with trailblazers across various industries with her characteristic warmth, wit, and candor. Winfrey draws us close in this inspiring topical guide focused on self-motivation. We feel as though we are sitting in the living... Read More

  • WICKED SAINTS

    WICKED SAINTS Something Dark and Holy, Book 1

    Earphones Award Winner

    by Emily A. Duncan | Read by Natasha Soudek, Tristan Morris

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Two narrators deliver the dual perspectives of Nadya, a Kalyazi cleric capable of casting spells, and Serefin, high prince of Tranavia and an immensely powerful blood mage. Tristan Morris captures Serefin's lighthearted charm and Russian-inspired accent, but Natasha Soudek steals the show as Nadya. While running from Serefin and his soldiers, Nadya reluctantly allies herself... Read More

  • THE MOROCCAN GIRL

    THE MOROCCAN GIRL

    by Charles Cumming | Read by Charlie Anson

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    In this vivid and clever new audiobook, Kit Carradine is a spy novelist who is asked by (he thinks) MI6 to do some real undercover work while at a writer's conference in Morocco. The plot is like the souk, full of unexpected alleys that leave you unsure where you are, with plenty of exotic sights and smells, trip wires, and betrayals. Almost no one besides Kit himself is who he... Read More

  • FALTER

    FALTER Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

    by Bill McKibben | Read by Oliver Wyman, Bill McKibben [Intro.]

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Narrator Oliver Wyman has the difficult task of engaging listeners with this audiobook's grim tidings on climate change and pending social collapse. The sobering introduction, read by the author, renowned environmentalist Bill McKibben, warns listeners not to expect unwarranted hope. While McKibben is cautiously optimistic about renewable energy and the power of the people,... Read More

  • ONE SUMMER DAY IN ROME

    ONE SUMMER DAY IN ROME

    by Mark Lamprell | Read by Steve West

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    The genie of the city of Rome narrates this tale of love, performed in a soft voice by Steve West. Three couples and their stories become intertwined on a single day in Rome. Alice, a student from New York City; a couple whose marriage is shredding at the seams; and a woman and her sister-in-law are all in Rome for various reasons. Using diverse accents, West delivers most of... Read More

  • STARLESS

    STARLESS

    by Jacqueline Carey | Read by Caitlin Davies

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Jacqueline Carey's writing flows so beautifully that her stories beg to be experienced on audio. Carey has many fans from her popular Kushiel series. This exotic coming-of-age story is filled with unique settings, diverse characters, and plenty of lore. Narrator Caitlin Davies's youthful voice adds to the authenticity of the main character, Khai, and helps ground the listener... Read More

  • WE ARE MAYHEM

    WE ARE MAYHEM Black Star Renegades, Book 2

    by Michael Moreci | Read by Dan Bittner

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    With this audiobook, the Black Star Renegades return for more rip-roaring adventures. Narrator Dan Bittner is back as well, bringing his full array of fantastic character voices. The story's focus moves between the two main characters as Cade Sura and Kira Sen continue to battle the forces of the Praxis Empire. Cade struggles to gain control of the legendary Rokura, while Kira... Read More

  • WINTER TIDE

    WINTER TIDE Innsmouth Legacy, Book 1

    by Ruthanna Emrys | Read by Gabra Zackman

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Narrator Gabra Zackman engages with this weird, grim novel, a combination of fantasy and mystery. In 1928, the displaced survivors of a seaside community are sent by the U.S. government to live in the desert. Later, the story involves the siblings' visits to relatives who live under the sea, flashbacks to life in the desert camp, accidental magic, and even early Cold War... Read More

  • SOMETIMES I LIE

    SOMETIMES I LIE

    by Alice Feeney | Read by Stephanie Racine

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Despite the challenges--an unreliable narrator, an intricate plot, a shifting timeline, and myriad characters--Stephanie Racine gives a flawless narration of this audiobook. Amber's story begins, simply enough, with a brief confession: She is in a coma, her husband doesn't love her anymore, and sometimes she lies. Wait--what? Made to feel off-balance from the start, listeners... Read More

  • QUEEN VICTORIA: TWENTY-FOUR DAYS THAT CHANGED HER LIFE

    QUEEN VICTORIA: TWENTY-FOUR DAYS THAT CHANGED HER LIFE

    by Lucy Worsley | Read by Lucy Paterson, Lucy Worsley [Intro.]

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Narrator Lucy Paterson provides a charming portrayal of a mother, matron, minx, and monarch--Queen Victoria of England. Delivering 24 vignettes of the most important events in the queen's life, Paterson helps provide fascinating details about the reign of one of Britain's most famous royal figures. This audiobook is especially engaging because its format makes it more... Read More

  • THIS CHAIR ROCKS

    THIS CHAIR ROCKS A Manifesto Against Ageism

    by Ashton Applewhite | Read by Ashton Applewhite

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Contemporary Culture

    Ashton Applewhite narrates her hard-hitting broadside about the realities of age discrimination. In doing so, she turns her well-documented message into a call to action for senior citizens who feel the sting of being treated like second-class citizens. Her gender-neutral vocal character--neither too feminine nor too masculine--is confident, clear, and assertive. This, along... Read More

  • THE PERFECT ASSASSIN

    THE PERFECT ASSASSIN Chronicles of Ghadid, Book 1

    by K.A. Doore | Read by Amin El Gamal

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    Narrator Amin El Gamal gives each character a different accent and timbre in this fantasy. The story is set in Ghadid, a desert country where water is so precious that it serves as currency. At the story's heart is Amastan, who has just finished his training as an assassin in the Basbowen clan. But the soft-spoken youth is more content in his other job as a scribe. When a drum... Read More

  • THE LAMBS

    THE LAMBS My Father, a Farm, and the Gift of a Flock of Sheep

    by Carole George | Read by Ann Marie Lee

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    This audio memoir--about the author's relationship with her father and the flock of sheep she comes to know and love--also fits the genre of personal transformation. Ann Marie Lee captures the author's thoughtful tone as George comes to reflect on her successful urban law career and reconsider what matters most to her, including rediscovering the thread of her literary life. As... Read More

  • THE VERY BEST OF THE BEST

    THE VERY BEST OF THE BEST 35 Years of The Year's Best Science Fiction

    by Gardner Dozois [Ed.] | Read by Will Damron, Vivienne Leheny

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Science Fiction

    Following 35 editions of THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION, the newest compilation includes choice pieces from Charles Stross, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Greg Egan, Stephen Baxter, Pat Cadigan, and many others. This behemoth collection clocks in at nearly 40 hours, and narrators Vivienne Leheny and Will Damron take turns with the works, sharing notes on these accomplished... Read More

  • THE RUIN OF KINGS

    THE RUIN OF KINGS The Godslayer Cycle, Book 1

    by Jenn Lyons | Read by Vikas Adam, Feodor Chin, Soneela Nankani

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fantasy

    A trio of talented narrators tackles the first book in a new fantasy series centered on a man who is destined to destroy an empire. The novel is framed as a story within a story in which Kihrin, portrayed by Vikas Adam, tells his tale to his female captor, a shape-shifting and deadly assassin, portrayed by Soneela Nankani, as she recounts the events leading up to his capture. A... Read More

  • TIN HEART

    TIN HEART

    by Shivaun Plozza | Read by Katherine Littrell

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Young Adult

    Narrator Katherine Littrell wrests all the humor, angst, and anguish from this first-person account of Australian teen Marlowe Jensen's attempts to adjust to normal life after her heart transplant. Littrell captures Marlowe's many moods with an engaging performance that moves with the text from intensely introspective to wryly humorous and fiercely poignant. She expertly... Read More

  • SAVE ME FROM DANGEROUS MEN

    SAVE ME FROM DANGEROUS MEN Nikki Griffin, Book 1

    by S.A. Lelchuk | Read by January LaVoy

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    Narrator January LaVoy introduces listeners to Nikki Griffin, the unforgettable, multidimensional heroine of a new action-packed series. Griffin is complicated--on one hand, she owns a bookstore and quotes literature; on the other, she's a private investigator and occasional vigilante best known for teaching men who hurt women a lesson. She is both the best friend you could ask... Read More

  • NINETY-NINE GLIMPSES OF PRINCESS MARGARET

    NINETY-NINE GLIMPSES OF PRINCESS MARGARET

    by Craig Brown | Read by Eleanor Bron

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Biography & Memoir

    Narrator Eleanor Bron confidently uses her British accent to charm and mildly hypnotize listeners with this disappointing loose biography of Queen's Elizabeth's younger sister, the late Princess Margaret. The royal herself was vivacious, artsy, and elegant--and often known to exhibit sudden changes in mood. This audiobook ultimately gives no clear understanding of or even... Read More

  • MASTER OF HIS FATE

    MASTER OF HIS FATE The House of Falconer, Book 1

    by Barbara Taylor Bradford | Read by Joan Walker

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Fiction

    Joan Walker's narration is memorable in this first of the House of Falconer series. At 14, James Falconer knows he wants to be more than a struggling merchant in Victorian England. He intends to found a mercantile empire. When he catches the attention of Henry Malvern, a shipping tycoon, his career begins its upward climb. Henry's daughter, Alexis, leads a charmed life--until... Read More

  • THE RHYTHM SECTION

    THE RHYTHM SECTION Stephanie Patrick, Book 1

    by Mark Burnell | Read by Elizabeth Knowelden

    Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
    Mystery & Suspense

    The tension in Elizabeth Knowelden's voice is palpable as she narrates the story of Stephanie Patrick, a young woman seeking revenge after her family dies in a horrific airline bombing attack. Knowelden maintains an ominous tone with an intensity that does not let up as Stephanie evolves from a drug-addicted prostitute to a terrorist operative named Petra who is recruited by a... Read More

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