The Real Lolita
The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World
Narrated by Cassandra Campbell / 7 hours 26 minutes
“The Real Lolita is a tour de force of literary detective work. Not only does it shed new light on the terrifying true saga that influenced Nabokov’s masterpiece, it restores the forgotten victim to our consciousness.” —David Grann, author of Killers of the Flower Moon
Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita is one of the most beloved and notorious novels of... Read More »
Lands of Lost Borders
A Journey of the Silk Road
By Kate Harris
Narrated by Amy Landon / 10 hours 59 minutes
“This special memoir is really a travelogue of bicycling the Silk Roads. Enjoy Harris' fascinating anecdotes and historical references, as well as tales of the people who help them along the way when food is scarce or it's dangerous to sleep outdoors. Kate and her friend endure extreme weather, road conditions, handling paperwork and police checkpoints with amazing humor and astounding good luck.”Karen Bakshoian, Letterpress Books
By Ibi Zoboi
Narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo /
Pride and Prejudice gets remixed in this smart, funny, gorgeous retelling of the classic, starring all characters of color, from Ibi Zoboi, National Book Award finalist and author of American Street.
Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly... Read More »
A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island
By Earl Swift
Narrated by Tom Parks / 12 hours 50 minutes
“I was so impressed with this story of Tangier, an exploration of science, history, religion, and culture driven by emotionally salient commentary from people who live there today. I thought it was particularly interesting to learn that the community is conservative both religiously and politically, but their home is being swept away by rising sea levels thanks to climate change, which is usually a politically charged topic. It was also interesting to have insight into what is likely the United States’ first group of ‘climate refugees’ — terms that are also politically charged. Thoughtfully, lovingly, and intelligently done. An important read!”Chloe Groth, Content
Beautiful Country Burn Again
Democracy, Rebellion, and Revolution
By Ben Fountain
Narrated by Ron Butler /
In a sweeping work of reportage set over the course of 2016, New York Times bestselling author Ben Fountain recounts a surreal year of politics and an exploration of the third American existential crisis
Twice before in its history, the United States has been faced with a crisis so severe it was forced to reinvent itself in order to survive:... Read More »
News of Our Loved Ones
Narrated by Saskia Maarleveld /
Set in France and America, News of Our Loved Ones is a haunting and intimate examination of love and loss, beauty and the cost of survival, witnessed through two generations of one French family, whose lives are all touched by the tragic events surrounding the D-Day bombings in Normandy.
What if your family’s fate could be traced back to one... Read More »
The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Narrated by Richard Armitage /
This beautiful, illuminating tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov—an unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity.
“The Tattooist of Auschwitz is an extraordinary document, a story about the extremes of human behavior existing side... Read More »
Narrated by Lorna Raver / 6 hours 53 minutes
From bestselling author Patrick deWitt, a brilliant and darkly comic novel about a wealthy widow and her adult son who flee New York for Paris in the wake of scandal and financial disintegration.
Frances Price – tart widow, possessive mother, and Upper East Side force of nature – is in dire straits, beset by scandal and impending bankruptcy. Her... Read More »
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
By Mackenzi Lee
Narrated by Christian Coulson / 10 hours 47 minutes
A Kirkus Prize nominee with five starred reviews! A New York Times bestseller!
2018 Audie Award® nominee for Best Male Narrator!
Named one of the best books of 2017 by NPR and the New York Public Library!
"The queer teen historical you didn’t know was missing from your life.”—Teen Vogue
"A stunning powerhouse of a story."—School Library Journal
"A... Read More »