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July 2019 Audiobook Listening Copies (ALCs)

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Talking to Strangers

What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know
By Malcolm Gladwell
Narrated by Malcolm Gladwell /  8 hours 42 minutes

Talking to Strangers

“I have always considered myself to be a very open-minded person. But Malcolm Gladwell's "Talking to Strangers" is a revelation in the mistakes we humans make in interpreting each other's motives and intentions. The common assumptions that we make in order to navigate daily life often lead us to grossly err in our decisions and judgments concerning others. When we seek to determine whether someone is lying, whether they've committed a crime, or if we can trust a stranger--we use faulty tools. Gladwell helps us to see and understand this phenomenon using stories from recent events such as the trials of Bernie Madoff, Amanda Knox, and the rape case of Brock Turner and Emily Doe. I can't wait to share and discuss this book with my friends and family.”

Commonplace Reader image Tracey, Commonplace Reader
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$31.03 USD

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Three Women

By Lisa Taddeo
Narrated by Tara Lynne Barr, Marin Ireland, Mena Suvari & Lisa Taddeo /  11 hours 24 minutes

Three Women

“I can’t recall the last time I’ve been reading a work of nonfiction and woken up excited purely by the fact that, today, I would get to read more. Compulsive and psychologically riveting, Three Women reads like a novel. I couldn’t keep from dog-earing its pages each time Taddeo perfectly expressed something I’d felt but never had the words for. In Sloane, Maggie, and Lina, I recognized aspects of myself — namely the desire for connection and for love. When three women tell their uncensored truth, they can liberate a nation. I feel deeply grateful to Lisa Taddeo for giving us this gift of raw authenticity.”

Michaela Carter image Michaela Carter, Peregrine Book Company
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$27.59 USD

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Hemingway Stories

A New Audio Collection
By Ernest Hemingway
Narrated by John Bedford Lloyd /  11 hours 26 minutes

NEVER BEFORE ON AUDIO! ALL-NEW PRODUCTIONS OF TWENTY-FOUR CLASSIC ERNEST HEMINGWAY STORIES.

This brand-new audio collection from the iconic Pulitzer and Nobel Prize–winning author is a listener’s delight. The two dozen short stories presented here have never been published on audio; these new recordings of classic stories will remind listeners of... Read More »

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$27.59 USD

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The Nickel Boys

A Novel
By Colson Whitehead
Narrated by JD Jackson & Colson Whitehead /  6 hours 45 minutes

The Nickel Boys

“Well written and informative book based on the real story of a reform school in Florida that operated for over one hundred years. The novel is rich in detail and plot twists and has a surprise gut wrenching ending. ”

HearthFire Books and Treats image Mollie, HearthFire Books and Treats
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$24.50 USD

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The Vagabonds

The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison's Ten-Year Road Trip
By Jeff Guinn
Narrated by Josh Hamilton /  9 hours 34 minutes

The fascinating story of two American giants—Henry Ford and Thomas Edison—whose annual summer sojourns introduced the road trip to our culture and made the automobile an essential part of modern life, even as their own relationship altered dramatically.

In 1914 Henry Ford and naturalist John Burroughs visited Thomas Edison in Florida and toured... Read More »

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$22.99 USD

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Dragonfly

By Leila Meacham
Narrated by Matthew Waterson /  18 hours 15 minutes

Read the USA Today bestseller from the author of Roses, a "sumptuous, full-bodied, and emotional" novel about five young spies embedded among the highest Nazi ranks in occupied Paris (Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author of Tony's Wife).

At the height of World War II, a handful of idealistic young Americans receive a mysterious... Read More »

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$31.03 USD

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The Need

By Helen Phillips
Narrated by Alexandra Allwine /  6 hours 19 minutes

The Need

“I firmly believe I will be hard-pressed to pick up a book in 2019 I love more than The Need, a genre-bending novel that explores motherhood and identity. Molly is the most authentic character I’ve had the pleasure of reading in quite some time, accompanied by baby Ben and lively Viv, the most fully realized fictional four-year-old ever. Is The Need a fever dream, a psychological thriller, a cosmic twist of fate unveiling a parallel world? The author leaves her readers to wonder while highlighting the dualities of domestic life. In gorgeous prose, Phillips shows how the mundane is often revealed to be just that, but sometimes that mundanity is sacred. A deeply immersive human story.”

Northshire Bookstore image Hanna Yost, Northshire Bookstore
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$20.69 USD

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This Is How You Lose The Time War

By Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone
Narrated by Cynthia Farrell & Emily Woo Zeller /  4 hours 15 minutes

Two time-traveling agents from warring futures, working their way through the past, begin to exchange letters—and fall in love in this thrilling and romantic book from award-winning authors Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone.

In the ashes of a dying world, Red finds a letter marked “Burn before reading. Signed, Blue.”

So begins an unlikely... Read More »

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The Whisper Man

A Novel
By Alex North
Narrated by Christopher Eccleston /  9 hours 38 minutes

The Whisper Man

“A creepy, sinister, can’t-put-it-down story of a town that survives and then relives the crimes of a child serial killer. For those who love psychological thrillers (with the absence of gore but plenty of plot twists and turns), The Whisper Man is a grand ride into the minds of those who kill and those who are victims. You’ll find yourself looking over your shoulder when reading this book. Don’t stand too close to an open window...”

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$31.04 USD

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Wanderers

A Novel
By Chuck Wendig
Narrated by Dominic Hoffman & Xe Sands /  32 hours 21 minutes

Wanderers

“Wanderers is the best science fiction book I have ever read.Wonderfully performed by the readers! A young girl walks out of her home for no reason, then a young man, a young mother, a businessman, soon the group has grown to hundreds. Why are these people who respond to nothing and can be stopped by nothing walking? Where are they going? Will everyone become of "sleepwalker"? Are they dangerous? In the chaos of racial, political and environmental conflict speculation and blame grows. Who will become a sheep, a shepherd, a wolf? It has all the moral ambiguity that leads you to question the world around you. The story is loaded with religious, environmental, race and political themes.You will not want to put this book down, there is suspense on every page! I already want to read it again!”

Avid Bookshop image Ellen, Avid Bookshop
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$45.50 USD

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Cog

By Greg van Eekhout
Narrated by James Fouhey /  4 hours 1 minute

Cog

“Cognitive Development is Cog’s primary purpose, and his fresh, clear way of looking at the world makes me want to chase after him so his wisdom is always next to me. Read with sincerity and character, I loved listening to this story on a recent road trip. Great for conversation or just ruminating, Cog like Wall-E makes the world better because he exists.”

Rediscovered Books image Laura, Rediscovered Books
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$18.39 USD

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The Rage of Dragons

The Burning: Book #1
By Evan Winter
Narrated by Prentice Onayemi /  16 hours 15 minutes

Game of Thrones meets Gladiator in this debut epic fantasy about a world caught in an eternal war, and the young man who will become his people's only hope for survival.


The Omehi people have been fighting an unwinnable war for almost two hundred years. The lucky ones are born gifted. One in every two thousand women has the power to call down... Read More »

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$29.88 USD

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Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #1: The Serpent's Secret

By Sayantani DasGupta
Narrated by Sayantani DasGupta /  8 hours 14 minutes

A new middle-grade fantasy series packed with action and adventure, perfect for fans of Rick Riordan and Soman Chainani.

MEET KIRANMALA:
INTERDIMENSIONAL DEMON SLAYER

(Only she doesn't know it yet.)

On the morning of her twelfth birthday, Kiranmala is just a regular sixth grader living in Parsippany, New Jersey . . . until her parents mysteriously... Read More »

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$27.99 USD

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Warhead

The True Story of One Teen Who Almost Saved the World
By Jeff Henigson
Narrated by Jeff Henigson /  9 hours 23 minutes

An often hilarious and always relevant memoir about one teen boy's battle with brain cancer and his Starlight Children's Foundation wish: to meet Mikhail Gorbachev in Russia and plead for nuclear disarmament and world peace.

It's 1986, and Jeff is an average fifteen-year-old: he thinks a lot about dating, he bounces around with his friends, and... Read More »

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$35.00 USD

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Heaven, My Home

A Highway 59 Mystery: Book #2
By Attica Locke
Narrated by JD Jackson /  9 hours 17 minutes

Featured on NPR/Fresh Air In this "captivating" crime novel (People) by the award-winning author of Bluebird, Bluebird, Texas Ranger Darren Mathews is on the hunt for a missing boy -- but it's the boy's family of white supremacists who are his real target

9-year-old Levi King knew he should have left for home sooner; now he's alone in the... Read More »

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The Chain

By Adrian McKinty
Narrated by January LaVoy /  10 hours 8 minutes

The Chain

“Adrian McKinty goes deviously dark with her thriller, The Chain. Psychologically exhausting, The Chain drags the reader around like a run-away horse drags a rider! Fans of suspense should put this book right at the top of their TBR piles. Really well read by January LaVoy, it's a great book to listen to on Libro.fm.”

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Hollow Kingdom

By Kira Jane Buxton
Narrated by Robert Petkoff /  10 hours 10 minutes

Hollow Kingdom

“This is the zombie apocalypse like you’ve never seen it before! Things go sideways when S.T. the crow’s human, Big Jim, loses an eyeball. Jim’s worsening condition propels S.T. to leave the safety of domestic life, along with the simple, slobbering bloodhound, Dennis. Together they roam the ruins of Seattle, searching for purpose in this new, Cheeto-less world. While Hollow Kingdom mostly follows the foul-mouthed, human-loving crow, Buxton also takes the occasional detour to see how other animals are coping around the world. Not only is our corvid companion a profane delight, she also manages to effortlessly capture the aloof arrogance of a cat, the wise cadence of an elephant, and even the eternal serenity of trees. Hilarious and at times surprisingly poignant, Hollow Kingdom is a must-read for anyone with a sense of humor as black as a crow’s wing.”

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Maybe This Time

By Kasie West
Narrated by Ana Isabel /  7 hours 48 minutes

Beloved author Kasie West brings her signature witty banter and rom-com fun to a bold, fresh format. Think Four Weddings and a Funeral for YA.


One year. Nine events. Nine chances to . . . fall in love?

Weddings. Funerals. Barbecues. New Year's Eve parties. Name the occasion, and Sophie Evans will be there. Well, she has to be there. Sophie works... Read More »

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Sophia, Princess Among Beasts

By James Patterson & Emily Raymond
Narrated by Gemma Dawson /  7 hours 37 minutes

A princess who has lost her mother and father finds herself in a terrifying world that urgently needs a queen.

Sophia is smart, beautiful, and accomplished, a beloved princess devoted to the people and to reading books. The kingdom is hers, until she is plunged into a nightmarish realm populated by the awful beasts she read about as a child.

... Read More »

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Alpha and Omega

By Harry Turtledove
Narrated by George Guidall /  14 hours 46 minutes

"The standard-bearer for alternate history" (USA Today) now turns his potent imagination to the End of Days in this gripping novel about a discovery in the Middle East that turns the world upside down. What would happen if the ancient prophecy of the End of Days came true? It is certainly the last thing Eric Katz, a secular archaeologist from... Read More »

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$28.74 USD

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