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2024 Debuts on our Radar

Check out these anticipated audiobooks from debut authors.

The Storm We Made

A Novel

By: Vanessa Chan
Narrated by: Samantha Tan
Length: 10 hours 52 minutes

“A taut WWII novel set in Malaya, we see a family falling apart during the brutal occupation by Japan through the eyes of the three children, who know nothing about their mother’s role a decade earlier in stealing intelligence from her husband to help Japan plan their invasion. A chilling and compelling story. Read more

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River East, River West

A Novel

By: Aube Rey Lescure
Narrated by: David Shih & Jennifer Lim
Length: 11 hours 53 minutes

SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZESet against the backdrop of developing modern China, this mesmerizing literary debut is part coming-of-age tale, part family and social drama, as it follows two generations searching for belonging and opportunity in a rapidly changing world—perfect for readers of Behold the DreamersWhite Ivy, and The... Read more

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Sugar, Baby

By: Celine Saintclare
Narrated by: Sara Novak
Length: 9 hours 30 minutes

Sugar, Baby by Celine Saintclare offers readers a lavish glimpse into the world of sugaring, juxtaposing the allure of luxury and financial security with the blurring of personal boundaries. The audiobook narrator, Sara Novak, deserves a standing ovation for adding richness and depth to the narrative, making it a captivating experience from... Read more

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City of Laughter

By: Temim Fruchter
Narrated by: Mara Wilson
Length: 13 hours 39 minutes

Ropshitz, Poland, was once known as the City of Laughter. As this story opens, an 18th century badchan, a holy jester whose job is to make wedding guests laugh, receives a visitation from a mysterious stranger—bringing the laughter the people of Ropshitz desperately need and triggering a sequence of events that will reverberate across the coming... Read more

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Say You'll Be Mine

A Novel

By: Naina Kumar
Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
Length: 10 hours 45 minutes

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “Naina Kumar turns the arranged marriage plot on its head. . . . A sparkling new voice in the romance stratosphere.”—Entertainment Weekly (Grade: A-)

“I couldn’t put down this page-turner. . . . The new When Harry Met Sally . . . a warm, smart, sexy, and absolutely charming debut.”—Colleen Hoover

A teacher with big dreams...
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Behind You Is the Sea

A Novel

By: Susan Muaddi Darraj
Narrated by: Rasha Zamamiri & Ali Nasser
Length: 6 hours 30 minutes

“Each chapter is like opening a new door. Each of the stories is connected, but you experience them individually. As you go further along in the book, it carries on in the timeline, and you see the characters change and read about what happens to the characters over the years. Being Palestinian and Palestinian-American, each chapter addresses the... Read more

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Broughtupsy

A Novel

By: Christina Cooke
Narrated by: Alisha Bailey
Length: 5 hours 52 minutes

At once cinematic yet intimate, Broughtupsy is an enthralling debut novel about a young Jamaican woman grappling with grief as she discovers her family, her home, is always just out of reach.

Tired of not having a place to land, twenty-year-old Akúa flies from Canada to her native Jamaica to reconnect with her estranged sister Tamika. Their... Read more

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Martyr!

A novel

By: Kaveh Akbar
Narrated by: Arian Moayed
Length: 10 hours 39 minutes

“Kaveh Akbar is a major new voice in American literature and Martyr! is his tour de force. In a mix of penetrating insight and profoundly funny stories, this entertaining and moving tale holds a mirror up to our society. Read more

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So Let Them Burn

The Divine Traitors: Book #1

By: Kamilah Cole
Narrated by: Keylor Leigh & Kamali Minter
Length: 11 hours 24 minutes

“I would have been down to read this book just with the promise of dragons... BUT DRAGONS AND DRAGON MECHAS!!! SOLD 110%!! This book was so fun to read: an outstanding YA fantasy with an interesting twist on the 'Chosen One' trope intermingled with magic, adventure, sisterhood, romance, and war. What happens when you save the world and then ruin... Read more

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Last Acts

A Novel

By: Alexander Sammartino
Narrated by: Pete Simonelli
Length: 6 hours 16 minutes

A New York Times EDITORS’ CHOICE | Named a MOST ANTICIPATED book of 2024 by Nylon and The Millions

Following a near-death experience, an entrepreneurial father-and-son duo wreak havoc and fend off bankruptcy in this unflinching portrayal of the absurdities of American life.

“Hilarious, exceptional.” —Dan Chaon, The New York Times Book Review ...
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Black Women Taught Us

An Intimate History of Black Feminism

By: Jenn M. Jackson
Narrated by: Jenn M. Jackson
Length: 9 hours 54 minutes

A reclamation of essential history and a hopeful gesture toward a better political future, this is what listening to Black women looks like—from a professor of political science and columnist for Teen Vogue.

“Jenn M. Jackson is a beautiful writer and excellent scholar. In this book, they pay tribute to generations of Black women organizers and... Read more

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A Sign of Her Own

By: Sarah Marsh
Narrated by: Fannie Marion
Length: 14 hours 16 minutes

A mesmerizing tale of historical fiction that follows a deaf former student of Alexander Graham Bell as she learns to reclaim her own authentic voice.

Ellen Lark is on the verge of marriage when she and her fiancé receive an unexpected visit from Alexander Graham Bell. Ellen is deaf and for a time she was Bell's student learning visible speech.... Read more

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Greta & Valdin

A Novel

By: Rebecca K Reilly
Narrated by: Natalie Beran, Jackson Bliss, Eilidh Beaton, Nico Evers-Swindell & Gary Furlong
Length: 9 hours 28 minutes

“Quite possibly my favorite book of the year. The audio narration is perfectly executed, which is no easy feat given the surprising breadth of accents this globally entangled Auckland-based family draws into their hearts. The narrators voice with wry deprecation and warm embodied confusion the unforgettable titular queer millenial siblings at the... Read more

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Redwood Court (Reese's Book Club)

Fiction

By: DéLana R. A. Dameron
Narrated by: Ashley J. Hobbs, Robin Miles, De'Onna Prince, Aaron Goodson & Dominic Hoffman
Length: 9 hours 16 minutes

REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK • “[A] richly textured and deeply moving debut” (The New York Times Book Review, Editors’ Choice) about one unforgettable Southern Black family and its youngest daughter’s coming of age in the 1990s.

“A triumph . . . Redwood Court is storytelling at its best: tender, vivid, and richly complicated.”—Jacqueline Woodson, New...
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Acts of Forgiveness

A Novel

By: Maura Cheeks
Narrated by: Jade Wheeler
Length: 8 hours 20 minutes

“A vibrant and moving debut that takes to heart our deferred dreams and the value of remaining hopeful.”—Diane Marie Brown, author of Black Candle Women

How much of their lineage is one family willing to unearth in order to participate in the nation’s first federal reparations program?


Every American waits with bated breath to see whether or not... Read more

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The Book of Love

A Novel

By: Kelly Link
Narrated by: January LaVoy
Length: 23 hours 30 minutes

“This book swept me off my feet. Everything about it was expertly woven and paced. I loved these deeply flawed and beautiful teens who found themselves back from the dead and puzzling their way through their new circumstances. January LaVoy's narration had me on the EDGE of my seat 24/7 and I finished this behemoth in a blink of the eye. Read more

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Private Equity

A Memoir

By: Carrie Sun
Narrated by: Carrie Sun
Length: 8 hours 44 minutes

Named a most-anticipated book of 2024 by NPR.org, Oprah Daily, Town & Country, The Millions, Financial Times, and more.

“Sun writes clearly about the demands and privileges of the job, though this isn’t a tell-all about abuses in the industry but rather a more probing inquiry into what we deem success and the values underpinning...
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Holiday Country

A Novel

By: İnci Atrek
Narrated by: Ayse Babahan
Length: 9 hours 17 minutes

“While Ada has spent every summer in Turkey with her mother and grandmother, part of her longs to truly belong. Inci Atrek's Holiday Country explores Ada's relationship with Turkey, her mother, and any loyalty she feels for both. An unexpected crush on an older man has the potential to up-end Ada's life, but instead might just usher her into... Read more

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The Blueprint

A Novel

By: Rae Giana Rashad
Narrated by: Joniece Abbott-Pratt
Length: 10 hours 16 minutes

The Blueprint is an astounding work, an unflinching portrait of misogyny and racism in a speculative world terrifyingly close to our own. Rae Giana Rashad chronicles the generational ghosts of womanhood, and how we understand ourselves through the stories of those we come from, in a way I’ve never read before. A remarkable new talent, and a... Read more

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Slow Noodles

A Cambodian Memoir of Love, Loss, and Family Recipes

By: Chantha Nguon
Narrated by: Clara Kim
Length: 10 hours 58 minutes

A haunting and beautiful memoir from a Cambodian refugee who lost her country and her family during Pol Pot's genocide in the 1970s but who finds hope by reclaiming the recipes she tasted in her mother's kitchen. 

Take a well-fed nine-year-old with a big family and a fancy education. Fold in 2 revolutions, 2 civil wars, and one wholesale... Read more

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