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Great Readers = Great Listens

Great books can be made even better in the telling. Here are some titles we love in print, but discovered anew through the power of amazing narrators. Try listening to the books on this list whether to revisit an old favorite, or to discover how talented storytellers can introduce you to new writers to love.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

By Junot Díaz
Narrated by Lin-Manuel Miranda & Karen Olivo /  9 hours 52 minutes

Read by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony Award®-winning creator and star of the musical Hamilton, and Tony Award®-winning actress, Karen Olivo. This brilliant narration adds another layer of lyricism and depth to this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic novel.


Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican... Read More »

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The Emperor's Blades

Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne: Book #1
By Brian Staveley
Narrated by Simon Vance /  18 hours 45 minutes

“A vividly imagined story of conspiracy and empire.” —Col Buchanan, author of Farlander

The emperor of Annur is dead, slain by enemies unknown. His daughter and two sons, scattered across the world, do what they must to stay alive and unmask the assassins. But each of them also has a life-path on which their father set them, their destinies... Read More »

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Modern Romance

By Aziz Ansari & Eric Klinenberg
Narrated by Aziz Ansari /  6 hours 14 minutes

The #1 New York Times Bestseller

A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from Aziz Ansari, the star of Master of None and one of this generation’s sharpest comedic voices


At some point, every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of relationships,... Read More »

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Lincoln in the Bardo

A Novel
By George Saunders
Narrated by Various, George Saunders, Nick Offerman & David Sedaris /  7 hours 24 minutes

***WINNER OF THE 2018 AUDIE AWARD FOR AUDIOBOOK OF THE YEAR***

The long-awaited first novel from the author of Tenth of December: a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented


February 1862. The Civil War is less... Read More »

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Born to Run

By Bruce Springsteen
Narrated by Bruce Springsteen /  18 hours 12 minutes

Winner of the 2018 Audie Award for Best Autobiography

2018 GRAMMY AWARD NOMINEE for BEST SPOKEN WORD or NON-MUSICAL ALBUM

“Writing about yourself is a funny business…But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I’ve tried to do this.” —Bruce Springsteen, from the pages of Born to... Read More »

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Bloody Jack

By L.A. Meyer
Narrated by Katherine Kellgren /  7 hours 21 minutes

Life as a ship's boy aboard HMS Dolphin is a dream come true for Jacky Faber. Gone are the days of scavenging for food and fighting for survival on the streets of eighteenth-century London. Instead, Jacky is becoming a skilled and respected sailor as the crew pursues pirates on the high seas. There's only one problem: Jacky is a girl. And she... Read More »

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Between the World and Me

By Ta-Nehisi Coates
Narrated by Ta-Nehisi Coates /  3 hours 35 minutes

Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (The New York Observer)

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER | NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER | PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST | NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS...
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H Is for Hawk

By Helen Macdonald
Narrated by Helen Macdonald /  11 hours 6 minutes

When Helen Macdonald's father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconer captivated by hawks since childhood, she'd never before been tempted to train one of the most vicious predators: the goshawk. But in her grief, she saw that the goshawk's fierce and feral anger mirrored her own. Resolving to purchase and... Read More »

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My Life on the Road

By Gloria Steinem
Narrated by Debra Winger & Gloria Steinem /  9 hours 26 minutes

Gloria Steinem—writer, activist, organizer, and one of the most inspiring leaders in the world—now tells a story she has never told before, a candid account of how her early years led her to live an on-the-road kind of life, traveling, listening to people, learning, and creating change. She reveals the story of her own growth in tandem with the... Read More »

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Just Kids

By Patti Smith
Narrated by Patti Smith /  9 hours 50 minutes

In Just Kids, Patti Smith’s first book of prose, the legendary American artist offers a never-before-seen glimpse of her remarkable relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the epochal days of New York City and the Chelsea Hotel in the late sixties and seventies. An honest and moving story of youth and friendship, Smith brings the... Read More »

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IQ

An IQ Novel: Book #1
By Joe Ide
Narrated by Sullivan Jones /  9 hours 8 minutes

Winner of the Anthony, Macavity, and Shamus Awards A resident of one of LA's toughest neighborhoods uses his blistering intellect to solve the crimes the LAPD ignores.
East Long Beach. The LAPD is barely keeping up with the neighborhood's high crime rate. Murders go unsolved, lost children unrecovered. But someone from the neighborhood has... Read More »

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Assassination Vacation - Abridged

By Sarah Vowell
Narrated by Jon Stewart, Conan O'Brien, Stephen King & Dave Eggers /  7 hours 21 minutes

Sarah Vowell exposes the glorious conundrums of American history and culture with wit, probity, and an irreverent sense of humor. With Assassination Vacation, she takes us on a road trip like no other--a journey to the pit stops of American political murder and through the myriad ways they have been used for fun and profit, for political and... Read More »

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Echo

By Pam Muñoz Ryan
Narrated by Mark Bramhall; David de Vries; MacLeod Andrews; Rebecca Soler; with music by Corky Siegel /  10 hours 30 minutes

Music, magic, and a real-life miracle meld in this virtuosic, genre-defying tour de force from storytelling maestro Pam Muñoz Ryan.

Lost and alone in the forbidden Black Forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica.

Decades later, Friedrich in... Read More »

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The Sun is Also a Star

By Nicola Yoon
Narrated by Bahni Turpin, Raymond Lee & Dominic Hoffman /  8 hours 3 minutes

Soon to be a major motion picture! The #1 New York Times bestseller and National Book Award Finalist from the bestselling author of Everything, Everything (streaming now!) will have you falling in love with Natasha and Daniel as they fall in love with each other!

Natasha:
I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or... Read More »

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