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By: Meryl Wilsner
Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie & Xe Sands
Length: 9 hours 6 minutes
A showrunner and her assistant give the world something to talk about when they accidentally fuel a ridiculous rumor in this debut romance.
Hollywood powerhouse Jo is photographed making her assistant Emma laugh on the red carpet, and just like that, the tabloids declare them a couple. The so-called scandal couldn't come at a worse... Read more »
By: Anne Applebaum
Narrated by: Anne Applebaum
Length: 5 hours 15 minutes
"How did our democracy go wrong? This extraordinary document . . . is Applebaum's answer." —Timothy Snyder, author of On Tyranny
A Pulitzer Prize–winning historian explains, with electrifying clarity, why elites in democracies around the world are turning toward nationalism and authoritarianism.
From the United States and Britain to continental... Read more »
By: Miles Harvey
Narrated by: Rengin Altay
Length: 9 hours 57 minutes
The "unputdownable" (Dave Eggers, National Book award finalist) story of the most infamous American con man you've never heard of: James Strang, self-proclaimed divine king of earth, heaven, and an island in Lake Michigan, "perfect for fans of The Devil in the White City" (Kirkus)
"A masterpiece." -- Nathaniel Philbrick
In the summer of... Read more »
By: TJ Klune
Narrated by: Michael Lesley
Length: 12 hours 56 minutes
"Michael Lesley's upbeat narration captures all the whimsy, humor, and heart of this YA superhero romp...This sweet queer coming-of-age story will please listeners looking for something fun, surprising, and affirming." -- AudioFile Magazine
An Indie Next Pick!
Some people are extraordinary. Some are just extra. TJ Klune's YA debut, The... Read more »
By: Stacey Abrams
Narrated by: Stacey Abrams
Length: 9 hours 20 minutes
"This is a narrative that describes the urgency that compels me and millions more to push for a different American story than the one being told today. It's a story that is one part danger, one part action, and all true. It's a story about how and why we fight for our democracy and win."
This program is read by the author
Celebrated national... Read more »
By: Zaina Arafat
Narrated by: Zehra Jane Naqvi
Length: 7 hours 53 minutes
On a hot day in Bethlehem, a twelve-year-old Palestinian-American girl is yelled at by a group of men outside the Church of the Nativity. She has exposed her legs in a biblical city, an act they deem forbidden, and their judgement will echo on through her adolescence. When our narrator finally admits to her mother that she is queer, her mother’s... Read more »Learn more
By: Lacy Crawford
Narrated by: Lacy Crawford
Length: 11 hours 5 minutes
A "powerful and scary and important and true" memoir (Sally Mann, Carnegie Medal-winning author of Hold Still) of a young woman's struggle to regain her sense of self after trauma, and the efforts by a powerful New England boarding school to silence her---at any cost.
A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice
When the elite St. Paul's... Read more »
By: Tiffany Cross
Narrated by: Tiffany Cross & Leon Nixon
Length: 7 hours 2 minutes
A breakout media and political analyst delivers a sweeping snapshot of American Democracy and the role that African Americans have played in its shaping while offering concrete information to help harness the electoral power of the country’s rising majority and exposing political forces aligned to subvert and suppress Black voters.
Black voters... Read more »Learn more
By: Sarah Stewart Johnson
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 7 hours 56 minutes
“Sarah Stewart Johnson interweaves her own coming-of-age story as a planetary scientist with a vivid history of the exploration of Mars in this celebration of human curiosity, passion, and perseverance.”—Alan Lightman, author of Einstein’s Dreams
Mars was once similar to Earth, but today there are no rivers, no lakes, no oceans. Coated in red... Read more »
By: Sonali Dev
Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
Length: 13 hours 39 minutes
From the author of Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors comes another , clever, deeply layered, and heartwarming romantic comedy that follows in the Jane Austen tradition—this time, with a twist on Persuasion.
Chef Ashna Raje desperately needs a new strategy. How else can she save her beloved restaurant and prove to her estranged, overachieving... Read more »Learn more
By: Chris Wallace & Mitch Weiss
Narrated by: Chris Wallace
Length: 8 hours 40 minutes
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER * “Riveting.” —The New York Times * “Propulsive.” —Time * “Reads like a tense thriller.” —The Washington Post * “The book is deservedly the nonfiction blockbuster of the season.” —The Wall Street Journal
From Chris Wallace, the veteran journalist and anchor of Fox News Sunday, comes an electrifying behind-the-scenes... Read more »
By: Alexandra Petri
Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
Length: 5 hours 17 minutes
These impossibly cheerful essays on the routine horrors of the present era explain everything from the resurgence of measles to the fiasco of the presidency. In Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why, acclaimed satirist Alexandra Petri offers perfectly logical, reassuring reasons for everything that has happened in recent American politics that will... Read more »Learn more
By: Lauren Ho
Narrated by: Catherine Ho
Length: 12 hours 38 minutes
Crazy Rich Asians meets Bridget Jones's Diary in this funny and irresistible debut novel about the pursuit of happiness, surviving one's thirties intact, and opening oneself up to love.
At thirty-three, Andrea Tang is living the dream: She has a successful career as a lawyer, a posh condo, and a clutch of fun-loving friends who are always in the... Read more »
Stonewall Book Award Winner!
A fierce coming-of-age verse novel about identity and the power of drag, written and narrated by acclaimed UK poet and performer Dean Atta. Perfect for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo, Jason Reynolds, and Kacen Callender.
Michael is a mixed-race gay teen growing up in London. All his life, he’s navigated what it means to be... Read more »Learn more
By: Paul Tremblay
Narrated by: Erin Bennett
Length: 8 hours 53 minutes
“Fresh and surprising. Survivor Song may be one of Tremblay’s best— beautifully detailed, viscerally frightening, and deep with emotional resonance." —Dan Chaon, New York Times bestselling author of Ill Will
A riveting novel of suspense and terror from the Bram Stoker award-winning author of The Cabin at the End of the World and A Head Full of... Read more »Learn more
By: Arshay Cooper
Narrated by: Adam Lazarre-White
Length: 8 hours 43 minutes
Now a documentary narrated by Common, produced by Grant Hill, Dwyane Wade, and 9th Wonder, from filmmaker Mary Mazzio
The moving true story of a group of young men growing up on Chicago's West side who form the first all-black high school rowing team in the nation, and in doing so not only transform a sport, but their lives.
Growing up on... Read more »
By: Masha Gessen
Narrated by: Masha Gessen
Length: 5 hours 45 minutes
“When Gessen speaks about autocracy, you listen.” —The New York Times
“The Platonic ideal of the anti-Trump Trump book.” —The Washington Post
As seen on MSNBC Morning Joe and heard on NPR All Things Considered: the bestselling, National Book Award-winning journalist offers an essential guide to understanding, resisting, and recovering from the... Read more »
By: Alaya Dawn Johnson
Narrated by: Neil Shah & Shayna Small
Length: 13 hours 4 minutes
“Juju assassins, alternate history, a gritty New York crime story...in a word: awesome.” —N.K. Jemisin, New York Times bestselling author of The Fifth Season
The dangerous magic of The Night Circus meets the powerful historical exploration of The Underground Railroad in Alaya Dawn Johnson's timely and unsettling novel, set against the darkly... Read more »
By: Sarah Blaskey, Nicholas Nehamas, Caitlin Ostroff & Jay Weaver
Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
Length: 7 hours 32 minutes
An astonishing look inside the gilded gates of Mar-a-Lago, the palatial resort where President Trump conducts government business with little regard for ethics, security, or even the law.
Donald Trump's opulent Palm Beach club Mar-a-Lago has thrummed with scandal since the earliest days of his presidency. Long known for its famous and wealthy... Read more »
By: Rory Power
Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
Length: 10 hours 9 minutes
From the author of the New York Times bestseller Wilder Girls comes a new twisty thriller about a girl whose past has always been a mystery—until she decides to return to her mother’s hometown … where history has a tendency to repeat itself.
Ever since Margot was born, it’s been just her and her mother. No answers to Margot’s questions about what... Read more »Learn more
By: Kelly Yang
Narrated by: Cassie Simone & Karissa Vacker
Length: 10 hours 47 minutes
Speak enters the world of Gossip Girl in this modern immigrant story from New York Times bestselling author Kelly Yang about two girls navigating wealth, power, friendship, and trauma.
They’re called parachutes: teenagers dropped off to live in private homes and study in the United States while their wealthy parents remain in Asia. Claire Wang... Read more »Learn more
By: Reyna Grande
Narrated by: Yareli Arizmendi
Length: 11 hours 35 minutes
In this inspirational and unflinchingly honest memoir, acclaimed author Reyna Grande describes her childhood torn between the United States and Mexico, and shines a light on the experiences, fears, and hopes of those who choose to make the harrowing journey across the border.
Reyna Grande vividly brings to life her tumultuous early years in this... Read more »
By: Marilynne Robinson
Narrated by: Therese Plummer
Length: 6 hours 24 minutes
Winner of the Pen/Hemingway Award
Fortieth Anniversary Edition
This program includes a bonus conversation with the author.
A modern classic, Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and her younger sister, Lucille, who grow up haphazardly, first under the care of their competent grandmother, then of two comically bumbling... Read more »
By: Leigh Stein
Narrated by: Kristen DiMercurio, Karissa Vacker & Nicole Lewis
Length: 6 hours 25 minutes
"Highbrow, brilliant." --The Approval Matrix, New York magazine
One of Cosmopolitan's 12 Books You'll Be Dying to Read This Summer
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of Summer 2020
A Vulture Best Book of Summer 2020
One of Refinery29's 25 Books You'll Want to Read This Summer
An Esquire Must-Read Book of Summer 2020
A Book Riot Best Book of 2020 *so far
The... Read more »