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Audies 2018 Finalists

Congratulations to the authors, narrators, and publishers of audiobooks nominated for the 2018 Audie Awards!

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More Than Want You

Reed Family Reckoning: Book #1

By Shayla Black
Narrated by: Christian Fox
Length: 7 hours 49 minutes

I'm Maxon Reed—real estate mogul, shark, asshole. If a deal isn't high-profile and big-money, I pass. Now that I've found the property of a lifetime, I'm jumping. But one tenacious bastard stands between me and success—my brother. I'll need one hell of a devious ploy to distract cynical Griff. Then fate drops a luscious redhead in my lap who's... Read more »
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One Night of Sin

After Hours: Book #1

By Elle Kennedy
Narrated by: Joe Arden
Length: 4 hours 13 minutes

Sometimes it's good to be bad….

When it comes to sex, good girl Skyler Thompson always plays it safe, choosing stable and sedate over wild and thrilling. She doesn't do one-night-stands, but one look at sinfully sexy Gage Holt and she's willing to reconsider. He makes her want to be bad for once in her life, and she's prepared to take what she...

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Red Sister

Book of the Ancestor: Book #1

By Mark Lawrence
Narrated by: Heather O'Neill
Length: 19 hours 21 minutes

From the international bestselling author of the Broken Empire Trilogy comes the first in a brilliant, breakout new fantasy series. A searing novel set in a brand new world, this series follows a young girl who enters a convent where girls are selected to train in religion, combat, or magic. Nona is selected to learn combat, and finds herself at... Read more »
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The Refrigerator Monologues

By Catherynne M. Valente
Narrated by: Karis A. Campbell
Length: 4 hours 48 minutes

The Refrigerator Monologues

“Cat Valente is already one of my favorite writers, and I'm a big superhero fan, so I'm not surprised that I enjoyed the hell out of this book. Each story is beautifully written and heart wrenchingly upsetting. I wanted things to go well for these characters. I knew from the start they wouldn't get happy endings, but still I hoped. It was upsetting in the best way and so painful that I'm still thinking about it a day later. But audiobooks are more than just the words, and I have to praise Karis A Campbell's performance for really bringing this book to life. Her character voices were so distinct and filled with character that I had to actually double check and make sure it was just one reader and not a full cast. The raw emotion she gave each woman as they told their stories twisted my heart in the best ways. I loved it. I can't recommend it highly enough.”

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Skullsworn

Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne

By Brian Staveley
Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
Length: 15 hours 21 minutes

Brian Staveley’s new standalone returns to the critically acclaimed Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne universe, following a priestess-assassin for the God of Death

“Brilliant.”—V. E. Schwab, New York Times bestselling author

From the award-winning epic fantasy world of The Emperor’s Blades

Pyrre Lakatur is not, to her mind, an assassin, not a...

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The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter

By Theodora Goss
Narrated by: Kate Reading
Length: 13 hours 38 minutes

Based on some of literature’s horror and science fiction classics, this “tour de force of reclaiming the narrative, executed with impressive wit and insight” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) debut is the story of a remarkable group of women who come together to solve the mystery of a series of gruesome murders—and the bigger mystery of their... Read more »
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An Almond for a Parrot

By Wray Delaney
Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
Length: 10 hours 52 minutes

I would like to make myself the heroine of this story and my character to be noble—an innocent victim led astray. But alas, sir, I would be lying… 

In prison, accused of murder, Tully Truegood begins to write her life story. A story that takes her from a young girl in the backstreets of 18th century London to her stepmother Queenie's Fairy...

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Beartown

By Fredrik Backman
Narrated by: Marin Ireland
Length: 13 hours 11 minutes

Beartown

“After a family tragedy, former NHL player Peter Andersson moves his family back to Beartown, where he's gotten a job as general manager for the local hockey club. Beartown is on its way back up, riding the heels of its most successful junior team in years. On the cusp of that victory, news breaks of a crime that shakes the community to its core. When the worst happens, who do you stand by - your team, your community, your family? In Beartown, Backman shows us, once again, that human beings are anything but predictable.”

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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

A Novel

By Gail Honeyman
Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
Length: 11 hours 1 minutes

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

“Eleanor Oliphant has quickly become one of my favorite fictional characters, and this novel one of my favorite books. Eleanor is completely original and the right kind of weird. Her life and her past, combined with such kindhearted characters, made for a compulsively readable, heartwarming story that I did not want to put down. I can't wait for this book to come out so many more can fall in love with Eleanor. Highly, highly recommended.”

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I Liked My Life

A Novel

By Abby Fabiaschi
Narrated by: Susan Bennett, Dan Bittner & Thérèse Plummer
Length: 9 hours 47 minutes

“An emotional journey of love, loss, healing, and redemption. I rooted for every character.” —Lisa See, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Snow Flower and The Secret Fan

I Liked My Life is a treasure of a novel. Warm-hearted and clever, the story will keep you reading until the final delicious revelation.” —Diane Chamberlain, New...

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The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson

A Novel

By Nancy Peacock
Narrated by: JD Jackson
Length: 12 hours 32 minutes

I have been to hangings before, but never my own.

Sitting in a jail cell on the eve of his hanging, April 1, 1875, freedman Persimmon "Persy" Wilson wants nothing more than to leave some record of the truth—his truth. He may be guilty, but not of what he stands accused: the kidnapping and rape of his former master's wife.

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The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

A Novel

By Lisa See
Narrated by: Ruthie Ann Miles, Kimiko Glenn, Alex Allwine, Gabra Zackman, Jeremy Bobb, Joy Osmanski, Emily Walton & Erin Wilhelmi
Length: 14 hours 7 minutes

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

“This captivating story is set in a remote Yunnan village where, for many years, the Akha people have followed the rituals and cycles of harvesting tea leaves. Slowly, the changes going on in the rest of China begin to reach the area. Li-yan, one of the few educated girls in the village, acts as translator for a stranger seeking a rare tea from Yunnan. When Li-yan gives birth to a baby out of wedlock, she wraps her baby in a blanket along with a package of the rare tea and leaves her in a city where she will be taken to an orphanage. Over the years, mother and daughter dream of finding one another again. Brew yourself a cup of tea and settle down to read this tale of family and the search for answers in different places and cultures.”

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Born Survivors

Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance, and Hope

By Wendy Holden
Narrated by: Elizabeth Wiley
Length: 13 hours 8 minutes

Eastern Europe, 1944: Three women believe they are pregnant, but are torn from their husbands before they can be certain. Rachel is sent to Auschwitz, unaware that her husband has been shot. Priska and her husband travel there together, but are immediately separated. Also at Auschwitz, Anka hopes in vain to be reunited with her husband. With the... Read more »
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Code Girls

The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II

By Liza Mundy
Narrated by: Erin Bennett
Length: 14 hours 4 minutes

Code Girls

“There is so much arguing these days over the existence of women in STEM fields and whether they should be allowed to be there. 'Oh honey,' says Code Girls, wrapping an arm around your shoulder, 'we never left.' In riveting prose, Mundy shows the presence of these women from the very beginning -and then how they were almost forcibly forgotten after the war was over. Women who once had only a life of school-teaching to look forward to (even with a PhD) became people who saved lives and sunk ships. This book exists to remind us that women have always been in these stories, even if they're not shown.”

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Loving vs. Virginia

A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case

By Patricia Hruby Powell
Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo & MacLeod Andrews
Length: 2 hours 49 minutes

From acclaimed author Patricia Hruby Powell comes the story of a landmark civil rights case, told in spare and gorgeous verse. In 1955, in Caroline County, Virginia, amidst segregation and prejudice, injustice and cruelty, two teenagers fell in love. Their life together broke the law, but their determination would change it. Richard and...

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My Life, My Love, My Legacy

By Coretta Scott King & Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds
Narrated by: Phylicia Rashad & January LaVoy
Length: 14 hours 20 minutes

"...this audiobook, which was dictated in the last year of King’s life, put’s both her and her husband’s struggles in cultural and historical context. This is a must-listen." -- The Berkshire Edge

The life story of Coretta Scott King—wife of Martin Luther King Jr., founder of the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, and singular...

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The Book of Leon

Philosophy of a Fool

By Leon Black & Iris Bahr
Narrated by: Leon Black
Length: 5 hours 12 minutes

Everyone’s favorite houseguest who never left, Leon Black (played by award-winning comedian JB Smoove on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm) drops his wisdom and good-bad advice for the masses. Learn the secrets Larry David has gleaned from the Falstaff of television. Live your best Leon. Bring the Ruckus.

Aristotle. Gandhi. Lao Tzu. Dr. Ruth.

Amateurs.
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Carpet Diem

Or...How to Save the World by Accident

By Justin Lee Anderson
Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
Length: 10 hours 49 minutes

Fifteen years after losing most of his family to a devastating, pudding-related tragedy, Simon Debovar has settled into a life of self-imposed exile from the stinking, selfish morass of humanity. Content that his daily highlights will include hazelnut coffee, a long bath, and the occasional jar of olives, his life is completely upturned by the... Read more »
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Captain Bayley's Heir

A Tale of the Gold Fields of California
The Henty Historical Novel Collection

By George Alfred Henty
Narrated by: Jim Hodges
Length: 10 hours 30 minutes

Bring history back to life through Jim Hodges' historically accurate, exciting, and edifying audio recordings. Frank Norris, accused of theft and unable to prove his innocence, leaves for excitement and adventure in the California Gold Fields of 1850's America. He sails the Atlantic, braves a storm while working as a barge man on the... Read more »
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The Ebb Tide

By Beverly Lewis
Narrated by: Christina Moore & Stephanie Cozart
Length: 8 hours 40 minutes

A Heartwarming Tale of Courage and Love from Amish Fiction's #1 Author When a well-to-do family asks Sallie Riehl to be their daughter's nanny for the summer at their Cape May, New Jersey, vacation home, she jumps at the chance to broaden her horizons beyond the Lancaster County Amish community where she grew up. Sallie has long dreamed of... Read more »
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