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Fountain's Listened-and-Loved List For 2017

This is going to be a long list because the Fountain booksellers are massive addicts to our accounts. We talk about audio all the time. Enjoy!


The Autobiography of Ms. Pat
By Patricia Williams & Jeannine Amber
Narrated by Patricia Williams /  7 hours 23 minutes

Nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work

"An absolute must-read" – Shondaland

“[Rabbit] tells how it went down with brutal honesty and outrageous humor” – New York Times

They called her Rabbit.

Patricia Williams (aka Ms. Pat) was born and raised in Atlanta at the height of the crack epidemic. One of five children, Pat... Read More »



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Black Mad Wheel

A Novel
By Josh Malerman
Narrated by Robertson Dean /  8 hours 2 minutes

From the author of the hit literary horror debut Bird Box (“Hitchcockian.” —USA Today) comes a chilling novel about a group of musicians conscripted by the US government to track down the source of a strange and debilitating sound

The Danes—the band known as the “Darlings of Detroit”—are washed up and desperate for inspiration, eager to once... Read More »



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Wait, What?

And Life's Other Essential Questions
By James E. Ryan
Narrated by James E. Ryan /  2 hours 49 minutes

Joining the ranks of Tina Seelig’s What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20, Clayton Christensen’s How Will You Measure Your Life, Mary Karr’s Now Go Out There, and George Saunders’ Congratulations, By the Way comes an insightful guide that reveals the secret to pursuing a rich, fulfilling life: the art of asking (and answering) good questions.

In his... Read More »



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Magpie Murders

A Novel
By Anthony Horowitz
Narrated by Samantha Bond & Allan Corduner /  15 hours 47 minutes

"Magpie Murders is a double puzzle for puzzle fans, who don’t often get the classicism they want from contemporary thrillers." --Janet Maslin, The New York Times

From the New York Times bestselling author of Moriarty and Trigger Mortis, this fiendishly brilliant, riveting thriller weaves a classic whodunit worthy of Agatha Christie into a... Read More »



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The City of Brass

A Novel
By S. A. Chakraborty
Narrated by Soneela Nankani /  19 hours 36 minutes

Step into The City of Brass, the spellbinding debut from S. A. Chakraborty—an imaginative alchemy of The Golem and the Jinni, The Grace of Kings, and Uprooted, in which the future of a magical Middle Eastern kingdom rests in the hands of a clever and defiant young con artist with miraculous healing gifts.

Nahri has never believed in magic.... Read More »



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Turtles All the Way Down

By John Green
Narrated by Kate Rudd /  7 hours 11 minutes

“Wrenching and revelatory,” #1 bestseller Turtles All the Way Down is a widely acclaimed best book of the year!

A New York Times Notable Book • A New York Times Critics’ Top Book of the Year • An NPR Best Book of the Year • A TIME Best Book of the Year • A Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year • A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year • An... Read More »



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Believe Me

A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens
By Eddie Izzard
Narrated by Eddie Izzard /  14 hours 38 minutes

New York Times Bestseller

"Izzard is one of the funniest people alive, a talented actor, a sharp cross-dresser, an experienced marathon runner, and a great writer. You will have to read this if only to find out what a jazz chicken is."
The Philadelphia Inquirer

With his brand of keenly intelligent humor that ranges from world history to historical... Read More »



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A Novel
By Warren Ellis
Narrated by John Hodgman /  3 hours 24 minutes

A smart, tight, provocative techno-thriller audiobook straight out of the very near future--by an iconic visionary writer

Some people call it "abyss gaze." Gaze into the abyss all day and the abyss will gaze into you.

There are two types of people who think professionally about the future: Foresight strategists are civil futurists who think... Read More »



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Bored and Brilliant

How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self
By Manoush Zomorodi
Narrated by Manoush Zomorodi /  6 hours 58 minutes

*An AudioFile Magazine Earphones Award Winner*

This program is read by the author.

"In this spirited exploration of our relationship with technological devices, Zomorodi's melodic voice beckons and inspires listeners to develop a deeper understanding of how tech devices affect our potential...Zomorodi persuasively conveys her compelling points... Read More »



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A Novel
By Robin Sloan
Narrated by Therese Plummer /  6 hours 47 minutes

"Robin Sloan's second novel is an entertaining concoction of probiotic and high-tech ingredients...This is a funny, effervescent book told in the first person and given full range by Therese Plummer, whose youthful voice captures the matter-of-fact nature of Lois's unjaded, scientific temperament and the dizzying ups and downs of her spirits." —... Read More »



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Mr. Dickens and His Carol

A Novel
By Samantha Silva
Narrated by Euan Morton /  8 hours 8 minutes

"Silva magically captures the world of Victorian London that Dickens was very active in, and even gives him a Muse to inspire the naming of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim. The mood is helped greatly by the heartwarming British narration by Euan Morton." — Winston Salem Journal

Laced with humor, rich historical detail from Charles... Read More »



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Six Wakes

By Mur Lafferty
Narrated by Author /  9 hours 43 minutes

On a space ship far from earth, someone is murdering the crew. And the crew's newly awakened clones will have to find their killer--before he strikes again!

Maria Arena awakens in a cloning vat streaked with drying blood. She has no memory of how she died. This is new; before, when she had awakened as a new clone, her first memory was of how... Read More »



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The Stone Sky

The Broken Earth: Book #3
By N. K. Jemisin
Narrated by Robin Miles /  14 hours 16 minutes

A New York Times Notable Book of 2017

A NPR Best Book of 2017

The shattering conclusion to the post-apocalyptic and highly acclaimed New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with The Fifth Season, winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2016, and The Obelisk Gate, winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2017.

The Moon will soon... Read More »



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Code Girls

The True Story of the American Women Who Secretly Broke Codes in World War II (Young Readers Edition)
By Liza Mundy
Narrated by Erin Bennett /  14 hours 4 minutes


"Prodigiously researched and engrossing."---New York Times Book Review

"Fascinating.... Addictively readable."---Boston Globe

"Code Girls

reveals a hidden army of female cryptographers, whose work played a

crucial role in ending World War II.... Mundy has rescued a piece of

forgotten history, and given these... Read More »



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An IQ Novel: Book #2
By Joe Ide
Narrated by Sullivan Jones /  9 hours 50 minutes

In this hotly anticipated follow-up to the smash hit IQ, a New York Times Critics' Best of the Year and nominee for the Best First Novel Edgar Award, Isaiah uncovers a secret behind the death of his brother, Marcus.

For ten years, something has gnawed at Isaiah Quintabe's gut and kept him up nights, boiling with anger and thoughts of revenge.... Read More »



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Before the Fall

By Noah Hawley
Narrated by Robert Petkoff /  12 hours 55 minutes



On a foggy summer night, eleven people--ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter--depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet... Read More »



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The Borne Series: Book #1
By Jeff VanderMeer
Narrated by Bahni Turpin /  12 hours 10 minutes

In Borne, a young woman named Rachel survives as a scavenger in a ruined city half destroyed by drought and conflict. The city is dangerous, littered with discarded experiments from the Company-a biotech firm now derelict-and punished by the unpredictable predations of a giant bear. Rachel ekes out an existence in the shelter of a run-down... Read More »



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All Our Wrong Todays

A Novel
By Elan Mastai
Narrated by Elan Mastai /  10 hours 1 minute

One of Wall Street Journal’s Best of 2017

“Entertainingly mixes thrills and humor.”Entertainment Weekly

“[An] amazing debut novel. . . . Dazzling and complex. . . . Fearlessly funny storytelling.”—The Washington Post

“Instantly engaging. . . . A timeless, if mind-bending, story about the journeys we take, populated by friends, family, lovers,...
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Mikhail and Margarita

A Novel
By Julie Lekstrom Himes
Narrated by Michael Goldstrom /  11 hours 59 minutes

It is 1933 and Mikhail Bulgakov's enviable career is on the brink of being dismantled. His friend and mentor, the poet Osip Mandelstam, has been arrested, tortured, and sent into exile. Meanwhile, a mysterious agent of the secret police has developed a growing obsession with exposing Bulgakov as an enemy of the state. To make matters worse,... Read More »



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Lights On, Rats Out

A Memoir
By Cree LeFavour
Narrated by Cree LeFavour /  10 hours 5 minutes

As a young college graduate a year into treatment with a psychiatrist, Cree LeFavour began to organize her days around the cruel, compulsive logic of self-harm: with each newly lit cigarette, the world would drop away as her focus narrowed on the fierce, blooming release of pleasure-pain as the burning tip was applied to an unblemished patch of... Read More »



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