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AudioFile Earphone Awards

AudioFile Magazine gives Earphones Awards to the best new audiobooks: listens that combine blow-you-away narrations with standout writing. AudioFile is the best independent source of audiobook reviews and recommendations—with clear focus on the performance and audio experience.

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Clock Dance

A novel

By Anne Tyler
Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
Length: 9 hours 11 minutes

Clock Dance

“Anne Tyler’s extraordinary ability to tell a story in the simplest language has helped her become one of our most beloved authors. In Clock Dance, she brings us Willa Drake, who has been seeking something all her life, it seems. It’s not until she’s reached middle age that she finally opens a new door in her heart and welcomes in the most unusual group of people: an entire neighborhood, ready to bring her a new perspective and an understanding of life that will change her forever. Tyler’s newest is one for book groups, one for book lovers, and one for you, too.”

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What I Leave Behind

By Alison McGhee
Narrated by: Michael Crouch
Length: 1 hours 28 minutes

“An artful exercise in melancholy…Every reader will love openhearted Will.” —Booklist (starred review)
“Haunting, introspective.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Emotionally raw…[A] piercing narrative.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“McGhee artfully illustrates the tangled web wherein grief intertwines with the mundane.” —BCCB


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Madness from the Inconstant Moon

A Collection of Short Works from Larry Niven

By Larry Niven
Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
Length: 5 hours 44 minutes

Madness from the Inconstant Moon is a collection of early short science fiction works by Larry Niven, the multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of the Ringworld series. This classic collection includes "The Inconstant Moon," the basis for a forthcoming film by The Arrival producer Shawn Levy."All the Myriad Ways" (1968)"Passerby"... Read more »

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The Last Cowboys

A Pioneer Family in the New West

By John Branch
Narrated by: John Pruden
Length: 8 hours 8 minutes

A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter's gripping portrait of one western family struggling to hold on to age-old American waysNew York Times reporter and bestselling author John Branch takes listeners to the magnificent red soil and rocky arroyos of southern Utah, where the Wright family of Smith Mesa have for generations raised cattle and... Read more »

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The Road to Dawn

Josiah Henson and the Story That Sparked the Civil War

By Jared A. Brock
Narrated by: Jared A. Brock & Ryan Vincent Anderson
Length: 9 hours 46 minutes

A major literary moment: after being lost to history for more than a century, The Road to Dawn uncovers the incredible story of the real-life slave who inspired Uncle Tom's Cabin.

-He rescued 118 enslaved people
-He won a medal at the first World's Fair in London
-Queen Victoria invited him to Windsor Castle
-Rutherford B. Hayes entertained him... Read more »

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