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June 2017 Audiobook Listening Copies (ALCs)

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter: Book #1

By J. K. Rowling
Narrated by: Jim Dale
Length: 8 hours 33 minutes

"Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger and a snake surrounding a large letter 'H'."

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a... Read more »

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Theft by Finding

Diaries (1977-2002)

By David Sedaris & Gary Carpenter
Narrated by: David Sedaris
Length: 13 hours 51 minutes

One of the most anticipated books of 2017: Boston Globe, New York Times Book Review, New York's "Vulture", The Week, Bustle, BookRiot
An NPR Best Book of 2017 An AV Club Favorite Book of 2017 A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2017 A Goodreads Choice Awards nominee

David Sedaris tells all in a book that is, literally, a lifetime in the... Read more »

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Since We Fell

A Novel

By Dennis Lehane
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
Length: 12 hours 1 minutes

Since We Fell follows Rachel Childs, a former journalist who, after an on-air mental breakdown, now lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. As does Rachel’s marriage. As does Rachel herself. Sucked... Read more »

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Orphan Island

By Laurel Snyder
Narrated by: Kim Mai Guest
Length: 7 hours 46 minutes

A National Book Award Longlist title!

"A wondrous book, wise and wild and deeply true." —Kelly Barnhill, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon

"This is one of those books that haunts you long after you read it. Thought-provoking and magical." —Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series

In the tradition of modern-day... Read more »

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Magpie Murders

A Novel

By Anthony Horowitz
Narrated by: Samantha Bond & Allan Corduner
Length: 15 hours 47 minutes

Magpie Murders

“Who better than the talented Anthony Horowitz to create this marvelous mystery within a mystery. Yes, we're treated to two mysteries for the price of one: One set in a peaceful village in England during the 1950s with the one and only Detective Atticus Pund taking the case, and the other set in contemporary times with a book editor who becomes an amateur sleuth. Horowitz pays tribute to the golden age of British crime with references to mysteries created by the likes of Dorothy Sayers and Agatha Christie. How many hidden gems can you come up with? A perfect book to read in a cushy chair with a cup of tea (hot or iced).”

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Confessions of a Domestic Failure

By Bunmi Laditan
Narrated by: Tara Sands
Length: 9 hours 7 minutes

From the creator of The Honest Toddler comes a fiction debut sure to be a must-read for moms everywhere 

There are good moms and bad moms—and then there are hot-mess moms. Introducing Ashley Keller, career girl turned stay-at-home mom who's trying to navigate the world of Pinterest-perfect, Facebook-fantastic and Instagram-impressive mommies but... Read more »

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The Case for Impeachment

By Allan J. Lichtman
Narrated by: Dan Woren
Length: 6 hours 32 minutes

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

“Lichtman has written what may be the most important book of the year.”  —The Hill

What are the ranges and limitations of presidential authority? What are the standards of truthfulness that a president must uphold? What will it take to impeach Donald J. Trump? Professor Allan J. Lichtman, who has correctly forecasted thirty... Read more »

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Hillbilly Elegy

A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

By J. D. Vance
Narrated by: J. D. Vance
Length: 6 hours 49 minutes

From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a... Read more »

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Social Purpose Annual Report

Social Purpose Annual Report

As we look to the future as a Social Purpose Corporation, we’re committed to serving readers and independent bookstores. Read our 2020 Annual Report to see an overview of the year.

Read the Report

Be Frank With Me

A Novel

By Julia Claiborne Johnson
Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
Length: 8 hours 37 minutes

Be Frank With Me

“A touching, funny, heartbreaking, and beautiful story is made completely unforgettable with the narration by the award-winning Tavia Gilbert. If you have an entire house to clean, this is your audio book. The time will fly by and you will not want to pull out your ear buds until the very last sentence.”

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The Boy on the Bridge

Booktrack Edition

By M. R. Carey
Narrated by: Finty Williams
Length: 13 hours 1 minutes

One exceptional boy journeys into the ashes of society to find the cure for a devastating plague in this riveting post-apocalyptic standalone set in the same world as the USA Today-bestselling The Girl With All the Gifts.

Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy.

The people thought the boy could save them, so... Read more »

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The Dinner Party

Stories

By Joshua Ferris
Narrated by: Chris Kayser, Jennifer Riker, Zach Roe & Nicholas Tecosky
Length: 7 hours 4 minutes

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year: The first collection of short stories from the critically acclaimed, prize-winning author of To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

These eleven stories by Joshua Ferris, many of which were first published in The New Yorker, are at once thrilling, strange, and comic. The modern tribulations of... Read more »

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Democracy

Stories from the Long Road to Freedom

By Condoleezza Rice
Narrated by: Condoleezza Rice
Length: 12 hours 54 minutes

From the former secretary of state and bestselling author -- a sweeping look at the global struggle for democracy and why America must continue to support the cause of human freedom.

"This heartfelt and at times very moving book shows why democracy proponents are so committed to their work...Both supporters and skeptics of democracy promotion... Read more »

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Deep Thinking

Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins

By Garry Kasparov & Mig Greengard
Narrated by: Bob Brown
Length: 9 hours 57 minutes

Garry Kasparov's 1997 chess match against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue was a watershed moment in the history of technology. It was the dawn of a new era in artificial intelligence: a machine capable of beating the reigning human champion at this most cerebral game.

That moment was more than a century in the making, and in this breakthrough... Read more »

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Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

By Al Franken
Narrated by: Al Franken
Length: 12 hours 5 minutes

From Senator Al Franken - #1 bestselling author and beloved SNL alum -- comes the story of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that.

"Flips the classic born-in-a-shack rise to political office tale on its head. I skipped meals to read this book - also unusual -... Read more »

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Wolf on a String

A Novel

By Benjamin Black
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Length: 9 hours 57 minutes

Wolf on a String

“Wolf on a String by Benjamin Black is a medieval thriller set in Prague with so many plot twists and court intrigues that your head will spin! Power plays, murder, passion and mystery seem find young Stern as he makes his meteoric rise into the Emperor’s inner circle. Can he possibly keep his coveted spot in the royal court or will he fall like so many others before him? You will have to read to the very end to learn the truth!”

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Shiver Hitch

A Jane Bunker Mystery
A Jane Bunker Mystery: Book #3

By Linda Greenlaw
Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
Length: 8 hours 30 minutes

Jane Bunker thought she’d escaped the pollution, noise, and dead bodies of the big city when she left her job as a Miami homicide detective and moved back to the idyllic town of Green Haven, Maine. But through her work as a marine insurance investigator, it appears she’s left behind the bustle of the city, but not the murder.

When Jane is called... Read more »

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Life and Adventures of Jack Engle

An Auto-Biography; A Story of New York at the Present Time in which the Reader Will Find Some Familiar Characters

By Walt Whitman & Zachary Turpin
Narrated by: Jon Hamm
Length: 3 hours 55 minutes

In 1852, young Walt Whitman—a down-on-his-luck housebuilder in Brooklyn—was hard at work writing two books. One would become one of the most famous volumes of poetry in American history, a free-verse revelation beloved the world over, Leaves of Grass. The other, a novel, would be published under a pseudonym and serialized in a newspaper. A... Read more »

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The Apprentice Witch

By James Nicol
Length: 7 hours 33 minutes

A special middle-grade debut of magic and courage in a world of witches, written with the charm and enchantment of books like Circus Mirandus and The Apothecary.

Will Arianwyn ever become a real witch?

Arianwyn has flunked her witch's assessment: She knows she's doomed. Declared an apprentice and sent to the town of Lull in disgrace, Arianwyn may... Read more »

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House of Names

By Colm Toibin
Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson, Charlie Anson & Pippa Nixon
Length: 8 hours 46 minutes

House of Names

“A masterful manipulation of the classic tragedy of Clytemnestra, queen of Mycenae, Colm Toibin’s House of Names is retelling the story of the House of Atreus and her husband, King Agamemnon. Bursting with rage at the betrayal at the hands of Agamemnon, Clytemnestra orchestrates a murderous plot to avenge the death of daughter Iphigenia, slaughtered in sacrifice to supplicate the gods. Upon his victorious return, an unknowing Agamemnon finds himself ensnared in a trap, facing a kingdom full of deceitful families, ready for vengeance and demanding justice for all the ills suffered since his sojourn to fight the Trojan War. I adored Toibin’s beautifully written adaptation of The Orestia by Aeschylus and his prose is promised to please all lovers of the classics.”

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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

A Novel

By Taylor Jenkins Reid
Narrated by: Alma Cuervo, Julia Whelan & Robin Miles
Length: 12 hours 10 minutes

If you enjoyed The Lions of Fifth Avenue, then you’ll love The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.

“What a great read! Perfect balance of pure gossip and Hollywood drama with a gut-wrenching love story all told from the perspective of a woman who is so flawed and so endearing. This book went somewhere that was so surprising and yet made so much sense. It turns all preconceived notions of Hollywood on their head and certainly makes you question anything you've read in tabloids and online. A must-read! I just re-read this for my book club almost 3.5 years after the first time (and the release date). Damn, it is still an engrossing read. The audiobook was narrated by three faves: Alma Cuervo (the PERFECT EVELYN! STUNNING!), Robin Miles (who is amazing), and Julia Whelan (genius idea to give a different voice to all the celebrity rags and Whelan's voice was perfect for it).”

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