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Great Michigan Listens!

Our favorite audiobooks that either have a Michigan theme or were written by or about a Michigan author.

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A Novel

By Josh Malerman
Narrated by: Michael Crouch & Brittany Pressley
Length: 13 hours 15 minutes


“Josh Malerman has created a brilliantly twisted coming-of-age story, highlighting the importance of truth, at any age, and the devastation misinformation can cause. From the New York Times bestselling author of Bird Box comes a world of secrets, lies, and dangerous revelations. In the forests of Northern Michigan stands two towers being operated by an organization of scientists and ex-felons. The Parenthood, as they call themselves, have an underlying theory about the human condition that they are putting to the test. They believe the opposite gender is a distraction from genius, so by separating twenty-six boys and twenty-six girls and raising them in facilities closed off to the outside world, they hope to breed geniuses. J studies at the school meant for the boys, the Alphabet Boys, and they have no idea about the school for girls nearby, or the fact that females exist at all. He has spent his entire life at the Turret with the twenty-five other boys he calls his brothers, all of whom think of the founder of the school as their father, or D.A.D. They are all being trained to be prodigies of art, science, math, and athletics, and this is the only life they’ve ever known—and all they are allowed to know. But when J suspects that D.A.D. hasn’t been entirely truthful, his ignorant bliss quickly begins to unravel, leaving him with so many questions. What is beyond the pines? What is the purpose of this place? Why can the students never leave? What secrets have their father been hiding from them? This novel does an outstanding job of portraying an unimaginable perspective of the world through characters that are innocent and undeserving of such extreme censorship. Inspection would make a great book club choice, with many social topics worth discussing within its pages.”

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The Women of the Copper Country

By Mary Doria Russell
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 12 hours 27 minutes

From the bestselling and award-winning author of The Sparrow comes “historical fiction that feels uncomfortably relevant today” (Kirkus Reviews) about “America’s Joan of Arc”—the courageous woman who started a rebellion by leading a strike against the largest copper mining company in the world.

In July 1913, twenty-five-year-old Annie Clements... Read more »

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The Polar Bear Expedition

The Heroes of America's Forgotten Invasion of Russia, 1918-1919

By James Carl Nelson
Narrated by: Johnny Heller
Length: 8 hours 7 minutes

An extraordinary lost chapter in the history of World War I: the story of America’s year-long invasion of Russia, in which a contingency of brave soldiers fought the Red Army and brutal conditions during the fall and winter of 1918–1919.

In August 1918, the 339th regiment of the U.S. Army—roughly 5,000 soldiers, most hailing from Michigan—sailed... Read more »

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The Summer Cottage

By Viola Shipman
Narrated by: Tanya Eby
Length: 8 hours 55 minutes

Advance Praise for THE SUMMER COTTAGE

“Every now and then a new voice in fiction arrives to completely charm, entertain and remind us what matters. Viola Shipman is that voice and The Summer Cottage is that absolutely irresistible and necessary novel.” — New York Times Bestselling Author Dorothea Benton Frank

From the bestselling author of The... Read more »

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The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls

By Anissa Gray
Narrated by: January LaVoy, Adenrele Ojo, Bahni Turpin & Dominic Hoffman
Length: 9 hours 55 minutes

The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls

“For lovers of An American Marriage comes a thoughtful debut about family, secrets, and the damage one’s choices can cause to those you love. Told from many perspectives within one complex family, this novel tugged at me from all angles. I found myself understanding and empathizing with all the characters at different times, even though their choices and the consequences of those choices were vastly in contrast to one another. A very strong debut.”

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What the Eyes Don't See

A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City

By Mona Hanna-Attisha
Narrated by: Mona Hanna-Attisha
Length: 11 hours 10 minutes

What the Eyes Don't See

“In “What The Eyes Don’t See”, a determined Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha pulls the veil off of the Flint Water Crisis exposing the poisoning of tens of thousands of residents by policy and politicians. Reminiscent of “The Jungle” by Upton Sinclair, Dr. Mona uncovers an injustice to the city of Flint unfathomable in our Great Lakes State. And, it’s totally inexcusable and so very sad. I was in tears too many times to count. Dr. Mona’s quest for clean water for the children of Flint is a must-read for anyone entering epidemiology and environmental activism. It’s fantastic.”

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