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Festival of the Audio Book

Below is a list of audio books from all the wonderful featured authors.

Matylda, Bright and Tender

By Holly M. McGhee
Narrated by Jenna Lamia /  4 hours 36 minutes

In a courageous debut novel, Holly M. McGhee explores the loss that shakes one girl’s world — and the unexpected consequences of the things we do for love.

Sussy and Guy are best friends, fourth-graders who share their silliest thoughts and deepest hopes. One afternoon, the two of them decide they must have something of their very own to love.... Read More »

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Hungry

Eating, Road-Tripping, and Risking It All with the Greatest Chef in the World
By Jeff Gordinier
Narrated by Jeff Gordinier /  6 hours 46 minutes

A food critic chronicles four years spent traveling with René Redzepi, the renowned chef of Noma, in search of the most tantalizing flavors the world has to offer.
 
“Gordinier takes us into the fabulously obsessive realm of the world’s most fascinating chef—and he does it with the voice of a poet.”—Ruth Reichl, author of Save Me the... Read More »

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$24.50 USD

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The Editor

By Steven Rowley
Narrated by Michael Urie /  10 hours 20 minutes

The Editor

“There a couple of reasons why I chose The Editor to read. The first is the cover. Yes, I am one of those people who actually does judge a book by its cover. The second reason is the fact that I am a closet Kenedyphile. Let me start by saying I give an A++ for the narration. I felt as though James was actually speaking to me. The story is one that kept me intrigued and I actually grew giddy when Jackie O was in a scene. The writing was colorful and full of humor. James had me laughing out loud when describing one of the several awkward scenes that he seemed to find himself in. I didn't want this book to end. This is one of the few books that I have listened to that I found myself smiling chapter after chapter. I highly recommend The Editor to anyone who appreciates a touching story told with warmth and wit.”

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$28.00 USD

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Gun Island

By Amitav Ghosh
Narrated by Sagar Arya /  10 hours 20 minutes

From the award-winning author of the bestselling epic Ibis trilogy comes a globetrotting, folkloric adventure novel about family and heritage.


“With sweeping exuberant style and extraordinary linguistic facility, Ghosh takes us into a world where desperate refugees trickle through borders like water from melting ice, but where massing animals...
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$43.79 USD

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Waiting for Eden

A novel
By Elliot Ackerman
Narrated by MacLeod Andrews /  3 hours 26 minutes

Waiting for Eden

“I was completely captivated by this intensely emotional yet compact novel. Both of Ackerman’s previous novels were acclaimed by readers and critics alike, but Waiting for Eden proves something more. In less than 200 pages, the intersecting lives of three people and the consequences of their choices are revealed in an astounding manner. It’s a love story, a ghost story, a horror story, a war story, and, ultimately, a testament to the resilience of the human spirit. I don’t want to tell you much more as I don’t want to spoil it, but urge you to read this powerful and important work of literature.”

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$14.00 USD

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Click Here to Start (A Novel)

By Denis Markell
Narrated by Greg Watanabe /  7 hours 49 minutes

Young fans of Ernie Cline's Ready Player One will love this classic video game inspired mystery filled with elements of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library and From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. 

What if playing video games was prepping you to solve an incredible real-world puzzle and locate a priceless treasure?

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$32.20 USD

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Wit's End

What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need It
By James Geary
Narrated by David de Vries, JD Jackson & Janet Metzger /  4 hours 54 minutes

"A witty book about wit that steers an elegant path between waggishness and wisdom." ―Stephen Fry

Much more than a knack for snappy comebacks, wit is the quick, instinctive intelligence that allows us to think, say, or do the right thing at the right time in the right place. In this whimsical book, James Geary explores every facet of wittiness,... Read More »

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$25.99 USD

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Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans

Samantha Spinner: Book #1
By Russell Ginns
Narrated by Kathleen McInerney & Grover Gardner /  4 hours 41 minutes

Get ready for round-the-world adventure with Sam Spinner and her brother Nipper in the first book in a new hilarious, puzzle-packed series filled with super-secret messages! Perfect for fans of Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library and classics like Holes.

Samantha Spinner's uncle Paul disappeared, and here's what he left:
* Samantha's sister... Read More »

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$21.00 USD

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The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna

A Novel
By Juliet Grames
Narrated by Lisa Flanagan /  16 hours 57 minutes

The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna

“Stella Fortuna: With a name like this, she should not be subjected to so many near-death accidents. Is she unlucky or cursed? Juliet Grames does a masterful job of parsing out Stella’s story, from growing up in an isolated mountain village to immigrating to America and navigating the perils of a patriarchal society along the way. This story explores familial bonds, discontentment, betrayal, and the damage of keeping secrets. Readers, get comfortable because you will not want to put this book down. I loved Stella.”

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$42.54 USD

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Inland

A Novel
By Téa Obreht 
Narrated by Anna Chlumsky, Edoardo Ballerini & Euan Morton /  13 hours 7 minutes

Inland

“Man, I could live my whole life inside this novel and be perfectly happy. Téa Obreht is the real thing. Inland has the stern gorgeousness of Blood Meridian, the cinematic perfection of Station Eleven, the fantasia-like atmosphere of Cloud Atlas, and the deep-heartedness of The Winter Soldier. This is the sort of novel that makes people want to get up and soldier on. I really loved this book.”

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$31.50 USD

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Children of the New World

Stories
By Alexander Weinstein
Narrated by David Aaron Baker /  5 hours 59 minutes

Children of the New World

“Imaginative and articulate, Children of the New World envisions fascinating technologies and the cultures shaped by them. As in the best speculative fiction, Weinstein's stories are driven by a longing for deeper answers: What defines us as human? How will we maintain this humanity as our lives become increasingly interwoven with the digital? I am haunted by many of the characters in these stories and their search for the human connection in worlds where technology appears to supersede it, but I am comforted by Weinstein's implication that such connection will still be essential. This debut is an astonishing addition to the world of speculative fiction.”

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$22.99 USD

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The Eulogist

A Novel
By Terry Gamble
Narrated by Cassandra Campbell /  9 hours 29 minutes

From the author of The Water Dancers and Good Family, an exquisitely crafted novel, set in Ohio in the decades leading to the Civil War, that illuminates the immigrant experience, the injustice of slavery, and the debts human beings owe to one another, witnessed through the endeavors of one Irish-American family.

Cheated out of their family... Read More »

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$31.04 USD

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Moxie

By Jennifer Mathieu
Narrated by Suzy Jackson /  8 hours 54 minutes

Punk rock zines inspire a feminist revolution at a small town Texan high school in the new novel from Jennifer Matheiu, author of The Truth About Alice. MOXIE GIRLS FIGHT BACK! Vivian Carter's mom was a Riot Grrrl in the 1990s, but now she and Viv live a pretty quiet life in a small Texas town. When Viv witnesses a series of sexist incidents at... Read More »

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Plum Rains

By Andromeda Romano-Lax
Narrated by Elizabeth Wiley /  13 hours 22 minutes

Plum Rains

“Set in near future Japan: A Filipina nurse learns that her job is in jeopardy when her 100-year-old patient, Sayoko, develops a strong relationship with a robotic companion. Romano-Lax creates a subgenre of science fiction concerning international labor relations and empathetic machines. This book is for those who enjoy science fiction, but would also like to explore the social consequences of present day policies and artificial intelligence.”

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$28.74 USD

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Juana & Lucas

Juana & Lucas: Book #1
By Juana Medina
Narrated by Almarie Guerra /  49 minutes

Fans of Judy Moody and Clarice Bean will love Juana, the spunky young Colombian girl who stars in this playful new series.

Juana loves many things—drawing, eating Brussels sprouts, living in Bogotá, Colombia, and especially her dog, Lucas, the best amigo ever. She does not love wearing her itchy school uniform, solving math problems, or going to... Read More »

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$19.49 USD

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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

“A beautifully written and exquisitely plotted novel from Lydia Fitzpatrick. Lights All Night Long is the type of book the reader FEELS, rather than reads. The author's contrasts between hot and cold reach from the climates, to the families, to the hopes and dreams of the characters and are so brilliantly crafted, and it shows. I will love placing this book in the hands of my readers and showcasing it as a perfect Book Club read! ”

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$31.50 USD

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Other Words for Home

By Jasmine Warga
Narrated by Vaneh Assadourian /  3 hours 49 minutes

Other Words for Home

“Jasmine Warga's verse beautifully illustrate the struggles and heartache when starting a new life. Through the eyes of a young Syrian girl we learn the hopes and dreams not so unlike any other kid. We learn the conflicts faced when moving to a new country and trying to create a home in America. A great listen!!”

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$18.39 USD

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Irena's Children

The Extraordinary Story of the Woman Who Saved 2,500 Children from the Warsaw Ghetto
By Tilar J. Mazzeo
Narrated by Amanda Carlin /  10 hours 31 minutes

Irena's Children

“There have been accounts of men who helped Jews and other victims of the Nazi regime escape the clutches of genocidal pogroms and mass slaughter, but this story is about a woman who courageously smuggled thousands of children to safety. Granted unusual access to the Warsaw ghetto as a public health specialist, Irena Sendler used her position to rescue children by various means, sometimes right under the noses of guards. As compelling as any great fiction thriller, Irena's story will remain with the reader for a long time to come.”

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$20.69 USD

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Cape

The League of Secret Heroes: Book #1
By Kate Hannigan & Jonathan Davis
Narrated by Jesse Vilinsky /  6 hours 26 minutes

Hidden Figures meets Wonder Woman in this action-packed, comic-inspired adventure about a brilliant girl puzzler who discovers she’s part of a superhero team!

Josie O’Malley does a lot to help out Mam after her father goes off to fight the Nazis, but she wishes she could do more—like all those caped heroes who now seem to have disappeared. If... Read More »

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Who Are You, Calvin Bledsoe?

A Novel
By Brock Clarke
Narrated by Peter Berkrot /  7 hours 47 minutes

Who Are You, Calvin Bledsoe?

“Brock Clarke is a genius. His writing is consistently brilliant and stylish, which makes the quiet moments of human understanding even more striking. I LOVE this book — it is unexpected (like all his work — how can that be?), surprising, and profoundly moving. Fans of Jim Shepard and George Saunders will love Clarke and his new book about a middle-aged man whose discovery of a secret aunt (is she a spy? a fake? his mom? crazy?) leads him across Europe in pursuit of... well, he isn’t quite sure yet. I laughed out loud, I chortled, I snickered quietly, I gasped. I can see putting this book into the hands of fans of Less by Andrew Sean Greer and Where’d You Go Bernadette— readers who like to be surprised.”

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$22.99 USD

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