Narrated by Angela Dawe / 6 hours 54 minutes
Acclaimed author of 2 A.M. at the Cat's Pajamas Marie-Helene Bertino's Parakeet is a darkly funny and warm-hearted novel about a young woman whose dead grandmother (in the form of a parakeet) warns her not to marry and sends her out to find an estranged loved one.
The week of her wedding, The Bride is visited by a bird she recognizes as her dead... Read more »
Narrated by Frankie Corzo / 10 hours 39 minutes
“A bit spooky with some underlining themes of science and the power of racism. There’s a feel of modern Bronte sisters here which adds to the intrigue of this original gothic tale. I loved Noemi, the well-educated bright young protagonist who has a great sense of justice and can stare down evil all while being sophisticated and alluring. Great listening!”Karin, Bookworm of Edwards
Friends and Strangers
Narrated by Kate Rudd / 14 hours 4 minutes
“I will be recommending J. Courtney Sullivan’s newest to my friends and even perfect strangers this summer. It’s that good! So many of my best friends are new mothers right now and I can’t wait to get this book in their hands. It’s the perfect grass-is-always-greener story. It’s smart, it’s relevant, and it touches on so many relationships, from motherhood to marriage, from friendship to acquaintanceship. I loved it!”Tim Ehrenberg, Nantucket Bookworks
The Death of Vivek Oji
Narrated by Chukwudi Iwuji & Yetide Badaki / 7 hours 38 minutes
If you enjoyed Homegoing, then you’ll love The Death of Vivek Oji.
“I am fairly new to audiobooks because I've found myself to be incredibly picky when it comes to narration. That being said, I couldn't have picked a better book to listen to. Not only is this a beautiful and important story, but the narrators are nothing short of brilliant. I still think about this one often and highly recommend!”Nichole, The Yankee Bookshop
How We Keep Each Other Close
By Aminatou Sow & Ann Friedman
Narrated by Aminatou Sow & Ann Friedman / 5 hours 33 minutes
A close friendship is one of the most influential and important relationships a human life can contain. Anyone will tell you that! But for all the rosy sentiments surrounding friendship, most people don’t talk much about what it really takes to stay close for the long haul.
Now two friends, Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, tell the story of their... Read more »
Tokyo Ueno Station
By Yu Miri
Narrated by Johnny Heller / 3 hours 58 minutes
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN TRANSLATED LITERATURE
A surreal, devastating story of a homeless ghost who haunts one of Tokyo's busiest train stations.
Kazu is dead. Born in Fukushima in 1933, the same year as the Japanese Emperor, his life is tied by a series of coincidences to the Imperial family and has been shaped at every turn... Read more »
By Zadie Smith
Narrated by Zadie Smith / 1 hour 50 minutes
“Zadie Smith’s slim but concentrated Intimations is just what I needed during a pandemic. Our current collective American reality is validated in her intelligent voice, and it’s comforting. She talks about the power writers have to create their own worlds. She talks about suffering—how it defies class and privilege—and how she experiences her own privilege. She talks about “the virus,” and about the virus of racism—how we’re willing to make societal changes to mitigate the spread of one, but not the other. And at the end, a love letter/gratitude list. Listen to the audiobook if you want to hear Zadie Smith sing (literally!).”Mary, Raven Book Store
By S. A. Cosby
Narrated by Adam Lazarre-White / 11 hours 8 minutes
A husband, a father, a son, a business owner…And the best getaway driver east of the Mississippi.
“Sensationally good—new, fresh, real, authentic, twisty, with characters and dilemmas that will break your heart. More than recommended.” —Lee Child
This program includes a bonus conversation with the author.
Beauregard “Bug” Montage is an honest... Read more »
Narrated by Ariel Blake / 6 hours 39 minutes
If you enjoyed Such a Fun Age, then you’ll love Luster.
“An incredibly unique story, Luster inserts the reader into the head of the novel's protagonist, a young Black woman having an affair with an older white man in an open marriage. Things get complicated when she sneaks into her lover's house and is caught by the wife who then invites her to stay for their anniversary party. Luster is a brilliant mash-up (kind of) of Such a Fun Age and The Roxy Letters, but with added layers. Raven Leilani's writing is going to stick with me for a long time!”Mary, Skylark Bookshop
Narrated by Feodor Chin, Ren Hanami, Catherine Ho, Greta Jung, Akie Kotabe & Nancy Wu / 9 hours 2 minutes
"This splendid story collection is a sword through the heart."--Ben Fountain
From the O. Henry Prize-winning author comes a heartbreakingly beautiful and brutal exploration of lives fragmented by the Pacific side of World War II.
Spanning more than 150 years, and set in multiple locations in colonial and postcolonial Asia and the United... Read more »