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2022 Audie Award Finalists

The Audie Awards® are the most prestigious award in audiobook and spoken-word entertainment. Here are the 2022 finalists that are available to purchase through your local, independent bookstore! Winners to be announced March 4th.

Razorblade Tears

A Novel

By: S. A. Cosby
Narrated by: Adam Lazarre-White
Length: 12 hours 22 minutes

“I often start books on audio but end up finishing in print. As a bookseller, I have the privilege of easy access to both. Well, I had a physical copy of Razorblade Tears I could have picked up at any point...even tried to once...but I couldn't bring myself to stop listening to the audio. Adam Lazarre-White does an outstanding job narrating this... Read more

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Local Woman Missing

By: Mary Kubica
Narrated by: Brittany Pressley, Jennifer Jill Araya, Gary Tiedemann & Jesse Vilinsky
Length: 11 hours 40 minutes

“Finally, a psychological thriller that is truly psychological in that we are given in an depth look at the emotional state of the characters, and is truly thrilling as we are fed bits and pieces of what happened 11 years ago when two women (from the same community) and a 6 year old girl went missing and what is happening in the present when the... Read more

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Never Far Away

By: Michael Koryta
Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
Length: 11 hours 51 minutes

The New York Times bestselling "master" (Stephen King) of American thriller writing returns with an electrifying new novel about a mother seeking to reconnect with her children after a terrible trial tears their family apart. Once a wife, mother, and witness to a gruesome crime, Leah Trenton was extended a miraculous olive branch in the form of... Read more

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The Night She Disappeared

A Novel

By: Lisa Jewell
Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
Length: 11 hours 55 minutes

“Lisa Jewell is indeed a master of suspense with The Night She Disappeared. Multiple timelines add to the suspense as the characters’ lives began to interweave and the story builds to an unexpected climax. Read more

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The Last Thing He Told Me

A Novel

By: Laura Dave
Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
Length: 8 hours 49 minutes

“I adore Laura Dave and absolutely loved The Last Thing He Told Me. Wonderful characters, amazing writing, and a twisty plot kept me turning the pages as fast as I could. Truly unputdownable and a thoroughly enjoyable read! Read more

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Blackout

A Novel

By: Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk & Nicola Yoon
Narrated by: Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Dion Graham, Imani Parks, Jordan Cobb, Shayna Small, A.J Beckles & Bahni Turpin
Length: 6 hours 55 minutes

“From six of the most incredible YA writers in the game comes a unique set of intertwining stories that exemplify the beauty of young black love. A heatwave has caused a major blackout in New York City and six unlikely couples find themselves stuck together in different parts of the city. With six distinctive voices, they all managed to... Read more

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The Best American Short Stories 2021

Best American

By: Jesmyn Ward & Heidi Pitlor
Narrated by: LIsa Flanagan, Robin Eller, Tre Hall, Katy Tang, Emily Ellet, Ryan Vincent Anderson, Alex Meraz, Adan Rocha, Piper Goodeve, Frankie Maria Corzo, Sterling Sulieman, JD Jackson, Brittany Pressley, Robert Fass, Bahni Turpin, Jonathan Davis, Priya Ayyar, Graham Halstead, Michael Crouch & Catherine Ho
Length: 11 hours 54 minutes

A collection of the year’s best stories selected by celebrated two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn WardIn her introduction to The Best American Short Stories 2021, guest editor JesmynWard says that the best fiction offers the reader a “sense of repair.”The stories in this year’s collection accomplish just that, immersing the reader in... Read more

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Binge

60 stories to make your brain feel different

By: Douglas Coupland
Narrated by: Salvatore Antonio, Stephanie Belding, Victoria Carr, Jarvis Cocker, Douglas Coupland, Bret Easton Ellis, Anna Faris, Will Ferguson, Genki Ferguson, Chuck Klosterman, Andrew Moodie, Jane Pratt, Katie Ryerson & Michael Stipe
Length: 6 hours 16 minutes

The first new work of fiction since 2013 from one of Canada's most successful, idiosyncratic and world-defining writers, Douglas Coupland. He's called it Binge because it's impossible to read just one.


Imagine feeling 100% alive every moment of every minute of the day! Maybe that's how animals live. Or trees, even. I sometimes stare at the... Read more

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Day Zero

A Novel

By: C. Robert Cargill
Narrated by: Vikas Adam
Length: 8 hours 32 minutes

“A prequel to Sea of Rust, Day Zero covers the classic sci-fi tale of robots versus humans with a heavy smattering of high-stakes action and drama. However, it’s the relationship between 8-year-old Ezra and his nanny bot named Pounce that kept me invested from start to finish. Given the choice to either massacre in the name of robot liberation,... Read more

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Ready Player Two

A Novel

By: Ernest Cline
Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
Length: 13 hours 46 minutes

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The thrilling sequel to the beloved worldwide bestseller Ready Player One, the near-future adventure that inspired the blockbuster Steven Spielberg film.
 
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST• “The game is on again. . . . A great mix of exciting fantasy and threatening fact.”—The Wall... Read more

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Pastel Pink

The Zadok Series: Book #1

By: Nikki Minty
Narrated by: Khristine Hvam, Jodie Harris & James Patrick Cronin
Length: 11 hours 9 minutes

From one ending comes a new beginning… Ruby was murdered on Earth eighteen years ago and reincarnated on Zadok as a Pastel Zeek named Harlow. To be born at the bottom of her race’s caste colour system to a middle-class family of Magentas has made Harlow a source of conflict amongst the ruling Purples, and a source of derision from all three... Read more

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The Charm Offensive

A Novel

By: Alison Cochrun
Narrated by: Vikas Adam, Graham Halstead & Cassandra Campbell
Length: 10 hours 51 minutes

“While Dev believes in fairytale romances, Charlie most certainly does not. That doesn’t stop the two of them from stumbling into their own romantic comedy that will leave you absolutely charmed. Read more

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No One Goes Alone

A Novel

A Random House Audiobook Original

By: Erik Larson
Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt & Erik Larson
Length: 7 hours 35 minutes

“What begins as a quaint locked-room mystery will not end that way. Starring William James, the American philosopher and psychologist, and a circle of intelligent friends ranging from skeptic to true believer, this short novel explores a very different interpretation of house haunting, one that will titillate X-Files fans and leave mystery buffs... Read more

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This Is Your Mind on Plants

By: Michael Pollan
Narrated by: Michael Pollan
Length: 7 hours 36 minutes

“This book helps illustrate ways in which the proper uses of plants that are designed to help us, are not recognized properly in our society. Read more

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The Joy of Sweat

The Strange Science of Perspiration

By: Sarah Everts
Narrated by: Sophie Amoss
Length: 9 hours 3 minutes

An Outside Magazine 2021 Science book pick
One of Smithsonian's 10 Best Science Books of 2021

A taboo-busting romp through the shame, stink, and strange science of sweating.

Sweating may be one of our weirdest biological functions, but it’s also one of our most vital and least understood. In The Joy of Sweat, Sarah Everts delves into its role... Read more

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Last Call

A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York

By: Elon Green
Narrated by: David Pittu
Length: 8 hours 10 minutes

"This true-crime gem—Green's first full-length work, sensitively and incisively narrated by Pittu—is an illuminating and deeply humanizing testament to victims overlooked by the media and forgotten in cultural memory...An insightful and essential conversation among author, narrator, and producer concludes this highly recommended recording." --... Read more

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The Menopause Manifesto

Own Your Health With Facts and Feminism

By: Dr. Jen Gunter
Narrated by: Jen Gunter
Length: 13 hours 4 minutes

The only thing predictable about menopause is its unpredictability. Factor in widespread misinformation, a lack of research, and the culture of shame around women's bodies, and it's no wonder women are unsure what to expect during the menopause transition and beyond.

Menopause is not a disease—it's a planned change, like puberty. And just like... Read more

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Freedom

By: Sebastian Junger
Narrated by: Sebastian Junger
Length: 3 hours 6 minutes

A 2022 Audie Award Finalist

A profound rumination on the concept of freedom from the New York Times bestselling author of Tribe.

Throughout history, humans have been driven by the quest for two cherished ideals: community and freedom. The two don’t coexist easily. We value individuality and self-reliance, yet are utterly dependent on community for... Read more

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Vulnerable AF

By: Tarriona Ball
Narrated by: Tarriona Ball
Length: 41 minutes

Available as an Audie Award-nominated audiobook!

The debut poetry collection from Grammy-nominated recording artist and slam poet Tarriona "Tank" Ball about infatuation, love, and heartbreak.

The real-life story of a relationship in the author's past told in verse and short prose pieces. Relatable and honest, with Tank's signature mix of whimsy... Read more

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Stories to Tell

A Memoir

By: Richard Marx
Narrated by: Richard Marx
Length: 7 hours 16 minutes

A 2022 Audie Award Finalist

*National Bestseller* Legendary musician Richard Marx offers an enlightening, entertaining look at his life and career.

Richard Marx is one of the most accomplished singer-songwriters in the history of popular music. His self-titled 1987 album went triple platinum and made him the first male solo artist (and second solo... Read more

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