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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.

From Scratch

A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home
By Tembi Locke
Narrated by Tembi Locke /  10 hours 17 minutes

From Scratch

“I just finished wiping away my last tear as I close the curtain on From Scratch, a brilliant, compelling memoir. Tembi Locke lost her larger-than-life Italian chef husband at an early age to cancer. The book is a love letter to him as well as to enchanting Sicily and its aromatic, tantalizing food. But more than anything, it is the most memorable and thoughtful gift that her daughter will ever receive. I highly recommend the audio version which is read by the author. From Scratch is one of the best memoirs that I have ever read and one of my top five best books that I read this Summer.”

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Courting Mr. Lincoln

A Novel
By Louis Bayard
Narrated by Tavia Gilbert & Robert Fass /  13 hours 27 minutes

Courting Mr. Lincoln

“This is a beautifully rendered, historically compelling exploration of the idea that the powerful and unseen gravitational force acting on what we know to have been a complicated courtship between Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd was Lincoln’s ambiguous friendship with Joshua Speed. Bayard’s complex characters live believably on these pages, reminding us that love is not—and never has been, even for the iconic figures of history—a this-or-that thing, but instead takes on many forms, depending on its circumstances. A great book club selection!”

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Machines Like Me

A Novel
By Ian McEwan
Narrated by Steven Crossley /  11 hours 23 minutes

New from Ian McEwan, Booker Prize winner and international bestselling author of Atonement and The Children Act Machines Like Me occurs in an alternative 1980s London. Britain has lost the Falklands War, Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power, and Alan Turing achieves a breakthrough in artificial intelligence. In a world not quite like... Read More »

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My Detective

By Jeffrey Fleishman
Narrated by Emily Woo Zeller & Richard Ferrone /  9 hours 53 minutes

Los Angeles is booming. Money is pouring in. Buildings are going up. But someone is killing architects.

Detective Sam Carver journeys through sins scattered across the City of Angels, where hipsters, homeless, immigrants, producers, politicians, movie stars, and cops collide in mysterious ways. Every move Carver makes is anticipated by the... Read More »

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Lights All Night Long

A Novel
By Lydia Fitzpatrick
Narrated by Michael Crouch /  12 hours 3 minutes

Lights All Night Long

“The courage of youth and the beauty of faith are crystallized in this story of love, loss, and acceptance. Ilya and his older brother, Vladimir, may have been thick as thieves, but while Ilya’s high marks in school offered him a way out of their depressing Russian town, Vladimir’s path has led to more illicit activities. Now, as Ilya navigates his new life in Louisiana, he is determined to save his brother, who is accused of murder back in Russia. Lydia Fitzpatrick’s stunning debut brings these vastly different cultures to life and imbues every scene with empathy and understanding. A brilliant and thrilling novel that shouldn’t be missed!”

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Mama's Boy

A Story from Our Americas
By Dustin Lance Black
Narrated by Dustin Lance Black /  14 hours 12 minutes

Mama's Boy

“Academy award-winning screenwriter Lance Black tells his own story intertwined with that of his mother's, who grew up in rural Louisiana and struggled with Lance's identity. It's a powerful memoir of family dynamics, hard fought love and eventual understanding. I both read and listened to this powerful memoir. Highly recommend!”

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Normal People

A Novel
By Sally Rooney
Narrated by Aoife McMahon /  7 hours 34 minutes

Normal People

“What a treat to discover Sally Rooney! This novel stands out shining from the current onslaught of mediocre prose and less-than-suspenseful thriller plots. Normal People is the story of a relationship between two high school classmates in a small town in Ireland, and how it changes over time, through their last year of college in Dublin. Rooney’s spare and brilliant writing illuminates her insight and makes the unfolding of these two personalities completely compelling.”

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Cemetery Road

A Novel
By Greg Iles
Narrated by Scott Brick /  23 hours 43 minutes

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Natchez Burning trilogy returns with an electrifying tale of friendship, betrayal, and shattering secrets that threaten to destroy a small Mississippi town.

When Marshall McEwan left his hometown at age eighteen, he vowed never to return. The trauma that drove him away ultimately spurred him to... Read More »

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Save Me the Plums

My Gourmet Memoir
By Ruth Reichl
Narrated by Ruth Reichl /  7 hours 54 minutes

Save Me the Plums

“I really enjoyed this giant love letter from Ruth Reichl to Gourmet Magazine, her co-workers and her family. I’ve always enjoyed Reichl’s voice in her cookbooks and memoirs and this is no different. I listened to this and Reichl read it herself. Just as enjoyable was listening to her read aloud the recipes in the book.the story about how she first joined the magazine and how she changed it was fascinating to listen to. I’ve flipped through Gourmet over the years and made some fantastic dishes from it. It’s a shame and shameful how the powers that be closed the magazine so suddenly and without notice to the staff or readers. It’s time for me to revisit her last cookbook (which she wrote after the magazine shut down).”

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Wicked Saints

A Novel
Something Dark and Holy: Book #1
By Emily A. Duncan
Narrated by Natasha Soudek & Tristan Morris /  10 hours 54 minutes

“Prepare for a snow-frosted, blood-drenched fairy tale where the monsters steal your heart and love ends up being the nightmare.” - Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen

“This book destroyed me and I adored it.”- Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of Caraval

"If you like your young adult... Read More »

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The Path Made Clear

Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose
By Oprah Winfrey
Narrated by Oprah Winfrey & Full Cast /  2 hours 55 minutes

"Fans of Oprah Winfrey's TV show, or more recently her two podcasts, will have this title on their playlist for months." — AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner

Everyone has a purpose. And, according to Oprah Winfrey, “Your real job in life is to figure out as soon as possible what that is, who you are meant to be, and begin to honor your... Read More »

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The Pioneers

The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West
By David McCullough
Narrated by John Bedford Lloyd /  10 hours 23 minutes

The Pioneers

“The Pioneers is a fascinating look at our nation trying to find its way in the years after the Revolutionary War. After securing our liberty, at the cost of thousands of lives, we turned our attention westward and to the promise held there. Of course, we were not the first to explore these lands west of New England. These new pilgrims met with both violence and hospitality from native people they encountered, and they returned both - perhaps not in equal measure. This is not just the story of how the Midwest was won, but also how the venture was financed. These expeditions were the Tesla & Uber stock of their day: high risk, and high reward. Also like today, those that profited the most were not always those placed in the most peril. Ultimately, you are left in awe of the perseverance of these settlers and the sacrifices that they made to establish our nation as it is today.”

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Sisters Matsumoto

By Philip Kan Gotanda
Narrated by Keiko Agena, June Angela, Ron Bottitta, Kurt Kanazawa, Suzy Nakamura, Greg Watanabe & Ryun Yu /  1 hour 52 minutes

After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the US government sent thousands of Japanese American citizens to detention camps. In 1945, three Japanese-American sisters return to their farm in Stockton, California, after years in an internment camp, but the once prosperous family finds it’s not easy to pick up the pieces of their former lives. As... Read More »

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A Gentlewoman's Guide to Murder

Gentlewoman's Guide to Murder: Book #1
By Victoria Hamilton
Narrated by Heather Wilds /  10 hours 38 minutes

Scandal and slayings among Regency London's elite. The shocking murder of Sir Henry Claybourne leaves Regency London shaken and horror-struck. But for genteel spinster Miss Emmeline St. Germaine, the crime slices far too close to home. Just hours before the knight's death she held a dagger to him, threatening him to stay silent as she rescued a... Read More »

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The Test

By Sylvain Neuvel
Narrated by Neil Shah /  2 hours 11 minutes

Award-winning author Sylvain Neuvel explores an immigration dystopia in The TestBritain, the not-too-distant future.Idir is sitting the British Citizenship Test.He wants his family to belong.

Twenty-five questions to determine their fate. Twenty-five chances to impress.When the test takes an unexpected and tragic turn, Idir is handed the power of... Read More »

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We Must Be Brave

By Frances Liardet
Narrated by Jayne Entwistle & Juliet Mills /  16 hours 5 minutes

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Spanning the sweep of the twentieth century, We Must Be Brave explores the fierce love that we feel for our children and the power of that love to endure. Beyond distance, beyond time, beyond life itself.

"This stirring debut will work its way indelibly into your heart." --Georgia Hunter, author of We Were the Lucky Ones


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The Other Americans

A Novel
By Laila Lalami
Narrated by Mozhan Marno, P.J. Ochlan, Adenrele Ojo & Full Cast /  10 hours 44 minutes

***2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST***
***FINALIST FOR THE KIRKUS PRIZE***


From the Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of The Moor’s Account, here is a timely and powerful novel about the suspicious death of a Moroccan immigrant—at once a family saga, a murder mystery, and a love story, informed by the treacherous fault lines of American culture.... Read More »

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kaddish.com

A novel
By Nathan Englander
Narrated by Rob Shapiro /  5 hours 33 minutes

The celebrated Pulitzer finalist and prize-winning author of Dinner at the Center of the Earth and What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank delivers his best work yet, a streamlined comic masterpiece about a son’s failure to say Kaddish for his father.
Larry is the secular son in a family of Orthodox Brooklyn Jews.  When his father dies,... Read More »

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Book of Longing

By Leonard Cohen
Narrated by Leonard Cohen /  3 hours 11 minutes

Book of Longing is a critically-acclaimed collection of poetry by the late Leonard Cohen. The audiobook features edited and remastered archival recordings of the author himself, reading the poems in a home environment. The result is a rare, personal experience from one of the western world’s most popular and innovative creative artists. Read More »

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The Reckoning

A Thriller
Children's House: Book #2
By Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Narrated by Lucy Paterson /  11 hours 48 minutes

"With a remarkable ability to subtly distinguish myriad characters, Lucy Patterson masterfully narrates this thriller...Her timing and delivery, including subtle pauses and sighs, are transfixing." — AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner

From Yrsa Sigurdardottir, author of the international bestselling thriller The Silence of the Sea,... Read More »

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