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Is your attention more difficult to hold when it comes to the auditory reading experience? You're not alone! Below are marketing manager Chelsea's favorite audiobooks, with narratives and narrators that will captivate you from the first words. You won't want to put your headphones away!

Land of Milk and Honey

A Novel

By: C Pam Zhang
Narrated by: Eunice Wong
Length: 8 hours 3 minutes

“Trading deserts for desserts, C Pam Zhang leaves behind the American frontier of her debut novel for a wealthy mountaintop community in the near future. As a smog covers the world, destroying most of the natural food sources, a chef looking to find her way back through the closed borders of America accepts a mysterious job offer at an exclusive... Read more

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August Blue

A Novel

By: Deborah Levy
Narrated by: Alix Dunmore
Length: 4 hours 16 minutes

A new novel from the Booker Prize finalist Deborah Levy, the celebrated author of The Man Who Saw Everything and The Cost of Living.

At the height of her career, the piano virtuoso Elsa M. Anderson—former child prodigy, now in her thirties—walks off the stage in Vienna, mid-performance.

Now she is in Athens, watching an uncannily familiar woman... Read more

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The MANIAC

By: Benjamin Labatut
Narrated by: Gergo Danka & Eva Magyar
Length: 9 hours 50 minutes

“What do you do next if your first book to be translated into English becomes a worldwide sensation shortlisted for numerous literary prizes? If you are Benjamín Labatut, the brilliant Chilean author, you write a new novel in your non-native English. Some writers tackle the same plots, characters, or themes over and over until they descend into... Read more

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The Deep Sky

A Novel

By: Yume Kitasei
Narrated by: Sarah Skaer
Length: 12 hours 15 minutes

“The ultimate locked room mystery, with Lord of the Flies vibes, The Deep Sky has a propulsive plot and convincing near-future technology. And then, on another level, it's a wonderful depiction of the things grief drives people to, and stepping up when things go wrong. Read more

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The Salt Grows Heavy

By: Cassandra Khaw
Narrated by: Susan Dalian
Length: 2 hours 54 minutes

“This brief and gruesome fiction demands words seldom used in reviews: limpid, vitreous, filigreed, ghastly, profuse and riotous. Think Hans Christian Anderson turned inside out folk-horror-wise and served by Madeline Miller, with a garnish of Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Fascinating! Read more

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Meet Us by the Roaring Sea

A Novel

By: Akil Kumarasamy
Narrated by: Cindy Kay
Length: 7 hours 57 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS' CHOICE

In the near future, a young woman finds her mother's body starfished on the kitchen floor in Queens, and sets on a journey through language, archives, artificial intelligence, and TV for a way back into herself. She begins to translate an old manuscript about a group of female medical students—living through a... Read more

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Lucky Red

A Novel

By: Claudia Cravens
Narrated by: Elena Rey
Length: 11 hours 22 minutes

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A thrilling, raucous, and gloriously queer debut about a scrappy orphan bent on making her own luck in the American West—and finding friendship, romance, and her true calling along the way, now in paperback.

“A powerful feminist battle cry . . . [and] rollicking good fun.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune
 
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Days at the Morisaki Bookshop

A Novel

By: Satoshi Yagisawa
Narrated by: Catherine Ho
Length: 5 hours

The wise and charming international bestseller and hit Japanese movie—about a young woman who loses everything but finds herself—a tale of new beginnings, romantic and family relationships, and the comfort that can be found in books. Twenty-five-year-old Takako has enjoyed a relatively easy existence—until the day her boyfriend Hideaki, the man... Read more

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