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For when you're having a little bit of trouble with your longer audiobooks and need a pick-me-up! Or you just enjoy short stories - sometimes it's just the mood.

Filthy Animals

By: Brandon Taylor
Narrated by: Kevin R. Free, Nicole Lewis & TL Thompson
Length: 7 hours 42 minutes

“These stories about human relationships range from those between lovers, friends, and family. How is it that Taylor can write so that we can see the interior crevices of these characters’ souls? Read more

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Mendocino Fire

Stories

By: Elizabeth Tallent
Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers & Jeff Cummings
Length: 8 hours 33 minutes

Beginning in the 1980s, Elizabeth Tallent’s work, appeared in some of our most prestigious literary publications, including The New Yorker, Esquire, and Harper’s. Marked by its quiet power and emotional nuance, her fiction garnered widespread praise.Now, at long last, Tallent returns with a new collection of diverse, thematically linked, and... Read more

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A Universe of Wishes

A We Need Diverse Books Anthology

By: Dhonielle Clayton
Narrated by: Vikas Adam, N'Jameh Camara, Frankie Corzo, Kevin R. Free, Kyla Garcia, Deepti Gupta, Michael Crouch, Guy Lockard, Nikki Massoud, Anthony Lee Medina, Ali Nasser, Anthony Rey Perez, Shayna Small & Nancy Wu
Length: 11 hours 1 minute

From the organization We Need Diverse Books and Dhonielle Clayton, the co-author of Blackout, comes a fantasy collection of short stories from a list of diverse, award-winning, and bestselling authors. This critically acclaimed young adult anthology welcomes every voice to lead, empower, and take command of their universe.

Close your eyes, make a... Read more

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Exhalation

Stories

By: Ted Chiang
Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Dominic Hoffman, Amy Landon & Ted Chiang
Length: 11 hours 21 minutes

“WOW. My first experience with Ted Chiang absolutely blew me out of the water. Each story left me with wide eyes and a racing mind, running to my husband to read a passage so we could both be knocked over with wonder. Exhalation filled me with so many questions about our collective past, present, and future, I’ll be coming back to this book again... Read more

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Spirits Abroad

By: Zen Cho
Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
Length: 12 hours 49 minutes

A new expanded edition of Zen Cho’s award-winning debut collection. Nineteen sparkling stories that weave between the lands of the living and the lands of the dead. Spirits Abroad is an expanded edition of Zen Cho’s Crawford Award–winning debut collection with nine added stories including Hugo Award winner “If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try,... Read more

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Her Body and Other Parties

Stories

By: Carmen Maria Machado
Narrated by: Amy Landon
Length: 8 hours 41 minutes

Her Body and Other Parties: Stories by Carmen Maria Machado is a blend of urban legends and horror stories all focusing on the roles women play in society. Machado writes in the most beautiful, haunting way, and each story is truly unique and almost always a little uncomfortable. Read more

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Terminal Boredom

Stories

By: Izumi Suzuki
Narrated by: Cindy Kay
Length: 5 hours 53 minutes

The first English language publication of the work of Izumi Suzuki, a legend of Japanese science fiction and a countercultural icon.

At turns nonchalantly hip and charmingly deranged, Suzuki's singular slant on speculative fiction would be echoed in countless later works, from Margaret Atwood and Harumi Murakami, to Black Mirror and Ex Machina.... Read more

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Sarahland

By: Sam Cohen
Narrated by: Suehyla El-Attar
Length: 5 hours 57 minutes

"Queer, dirty, insightful, and so funny" (Andrea Lawlor), this coyly revolutionary debut story collection imagines new origins and futures for its cast of unforgettable protagonists—almost all of whom are named Sarah.

NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2021 BY THE MILLIONS * OPRAH MAGAZINE * ELECTRIC LITERATURE * REFINERY29


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My Monticello

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By: Jocelyn Nicole Johnson
Narrated by: Aja Naomi King, January LaVoy, Landon Woodson, LeVar Burton, Ngozi Anyanwu & Tomiwa Edun
Length: 7 hours 35 minutes

“A dynamic, and timely, debut by a new voice in fiction, Jocelyn Nicole Johnson. This collection is comprised of five short stories and one novella all set in the state of Virginia. As you read these stories, you will experience, and feel, the gamut of human emotion as the voices and themes in each are different. The author explores race,... Read more

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Afterparties

Stories

By: Anthony Veasna So
Narrated by: Jason Sean
Length: 6 hours 56 minutes

“These stories of the members of a compact Cambodian-American community, from the refugees to the business owners to the gay teenagers, seamlessly balance humor with hardships. Read more

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You Have a Friend in 10A

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By: Maggie Shipstead
Narrated by: Mark Bramhall, Mark Deakins, Ari Fliakos, Kyla Garcia, Rebecca Lowman, Alex McKenna, George Newbern & Xe Sands
Length: 8 hours 40 minutes

From the Booker Prize nominee and New York Times best-selling author of Great Circle, a piercing, irresistible first collection of short stories exquisite in their craft and audacious in their range


A love triangle plays out over decades on a Montana dude ranch. A hurdler and a gymnast spend a single night together in the Olympic village.... Read more

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