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The hottest new audiobooks available through your local, independent bookstore!

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While Justice Sleeps

A Novel

By Stacey Abrams
Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo & Stacey Abrams
Length: 14 hours 54 minutes

While Justice Sleeps

“From the first pages, this crime novel from author/activist Stacey Abrams drew me into the world of the Supreme Court (and chess!) and the seedy underbelly of the U.S. government. This race through the streets of Washington, DC, also contains a deeply satisfying ending that I won’t give away.”

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Yearbook

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By Seth Rogen
Length: 6 hours 13 minutes

A collection of funny personal essays from one of the writers of Superbad and Pineapple Express and one of the producers of The Disaster Artist, Neighbors, and The Boys. (All of these words have been added to help this book show up in people’s searches using the wonders of algorithmic technology. Thanks for bearing with us!) The... Read more »

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Mary Jane

A Novel

By Jessica Anya Blau
Narrated by: Caitlin Kinnunen
Length: 9 hours 44 minutes

Mary Jane

“Mary Jane, oh, Mary Jane... You'll be singing along too, I promise you, to the expert and pitch-perfect audio performed by Caitlin Kinnunen, best known for playing Emma Nolan in the musical The Prom, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award. This tragicomic novel by Jessica Anya Blau was so fabulous, so fresh yet so nostalgic, it's absolutely the book I will be recommending for anyone's beach read. The dialogue was superb, the characters were loveable, the time period—1970s!!—was the best I loved it!”

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Stamped (For Kids)

Racism, Antiracism, and You

By Sonja Cherry-Paul, Ibram X. Kendi & Jason Reynolds
Narrated by: Pe'Tehn Raighn-Kem Jackson
Length: TBA

This chapter book edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller by luminaries Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds is an essential introduction to the history of racism and antiracism in America
 
RACE. Uh-oh. The R-word. 
But actually talking about race is one of the most important things to learn how to do.

Adapted from the groundbreaking... Read more »

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Billie Eilish

In Her Own Words

By Billie Eilish
Narrated by: Patrick O'Connell, Billie Eilish & Maggie Baird
Length: 1 hours 52 minutes

Legendary recording artist Billie Eilish walks us through personal highlights and moments from the book as she reflects on photos from her life and career - both on and off the stage - for the first time in this fascinating audio accompaniment.

Billie Eilish is a 21st-century global pop phenomenon. Uncompromising and unapologetic, between her... Read more »

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Swimming Back to Trout River

A Novel

By Linda Rui Feng
Narrated by: Nancy Wu
Length: 8 hours 15 minutes

A lyrical novel set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution that follows a father’s quest to reunite his family before his precocious daughter’s momentous birthday, which Garth Greenwell calls “one of the most beautiful debuts I’ve read in years.”

“A beautifully written, poignant exploration of family, art, culture, immigration, and... Read more »

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People We Meet on Vacation

By Emily Henry
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
Length: 10 hours 46 minutes

People We Meet on Vacation

“What fun! This delightful book should be in every beach bag this summer. A hilariously comedic rom-com with memorable characters, set in varied vacation spots in various years. I enjoyed the changing timeline and seeing the relationship as it grew through the years.”

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A Master of Djinn

a novel
Dead Djinn Universe: Book #1

By P. Djèlí Clark
Narrated by: Suehyla El-Attar
Length: 15 hours 37 minutes

Nebula, Locus, and Alex Award-winner P. Djèlí Clark returns to his popular alternate Cairo universe for his fantasy novel debut, A Master of Djinn

Cairo, 1912: Though Fatma el-Sha’arawi is the youngest woman working for the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities, she’s certainly not a rookie, especially after preventing the... Read more »

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Brat

An '80s Story

By Andrew McCarthy
Narrated by: Andrew McCarthy
Length: 4 hours 55 minutes

Brat

“Excellent flash back to the 80s with so much behind the scenes and how Hollywood really works. McCarthy’s story is compelling and there was so much I learned about him, addiction, and how he made it through. Great listen and the pdf with pictures was wonderful.”

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State of Emergency

How We Win in the Country We Built

By Tamika D. Mallory
Narrated by: Tamika D. Mallory
Length: 6 hours 38 minutes

“A masterful book…reaffirms the urgency of the current state of Black people in America and the power we all have to win transformative change.” —Marc Lamont Hill, New York Times bestselling author

“Gives us the words and tools to fight for the justice our families deserve.” —Tamika Palmer, mother of Breonna Taylor

“A powerful voice in... Read more »

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Cool for the Summer

By Dahlia Adler
Narrated by: Natalie Naudus
Length: 6 hours 20 minutes

"Witty, wise, and disarmingly tender. I am hopelessly devoted to this summer dream of a book."--Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Dahlia Adler's Cool for the Summer is a story of self-discovery and new love. It’s about the things we want and the things we need. And it’s about the people who...
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Son of the Storm

The Nameless Republic: Book #1

By Suyi Davies Okungbowa
Narrated by: Korey Jackson
Length: 17 hours 45 minutes

From one of the most exciting new storytellers in epic fantasy, Son of the Storm is a sweeping tale of violent conquest and forgotten magic set in a world inspired by the pre-colonial empires of West Africa.

"Everything I love in a fantasy novel. Damn good stuff!" —Jenn Lyons, author of The Ruin of Kings

In the ancient. city of Bassa, Danso is a... Read more »

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The Plot

By Jean Hanff Korelitz
Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
Length: 10 hours 43 minutes

The Plot

“A novel within a novel, a plot within a plot, a very realistic and informative look at authors, how they write, how they think, and how they try to be faithful to what they believe: that a good story must be told, even if it is not really yours to tell. Jake Finch Bonner genuinely believes that a story idea can not be stolen–after all there are only so many plots and they have been told repeatedly by many authors. It is how you tell the story, the words you use and the feelings you bring forth that make it the authors. However, when Jake, after years of struggling to get another book published writes a huge bestseller there is someone out in the world who does not think an author has the right to write anyone else’s story. What starts out as a slow but methodical look at Jake’s approach to being an author, his dreams, his aspirations and his beliefs, turns into a fast-paced story about what a person will do to keep their secrets and to punish someone who they think stole a story that he had no right to write.”

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From Little Tokyo, With Love

By Sarah Kuhn
Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
Length: 10 hours 19 minutes

"I absolutely adored this funny, fierce, big-hearted book.”  
—Morgan Matson, New York Times bestselling author of Save the Date

 
Celebrated author Sarah Kuhn reinvents the modern fairy tale in this intensely personal yet hilarious novel of a girl whose search for a storybook ending takes her to unexpected places in both her beloved LA...
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The House of Always

A Chorus of Dragons: Book #4

By Jenn Lyons
Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang & Vikas Adam
Length: 26 hours 53 minutes

The House of Always

“I am always so excited when I see the next bit of this series be announced! I have become so attached to these characters and that is impressive given the size of the cast now that we are at book 4! I have seen plenty of series stumble as the cast became unwieldy and awkward and inevitably had a harder time making the voices distinct and the characters vibrant. I am happy to say that this book managed that hurdle like it wasn't even there. Managing the story from such a cliffhanger of an ending and keeping the tension going The House of Always was interesting in that it almost felt like a bottle episode of a TV show, with that trademark building of tension and uncertainty about the outcome. Expanding the POV even further from the previous books while keeping the main narrative framing device of these events having been compiled and written down I could not stop myself from reading 'Just one more chapter.' I don't want to spoil anything but I left the book quite satisfied with where we are but wanting very badly for the story to continue and to get my hands on the next book. I highly recommend this to fans of the series, it just keeps getting better!”

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A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky

The World of Octavia Butler

By Lynell George
Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
Length: 4 hours 14 minutes

A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky: The World of Octavia E. Butler offers a blueprint for a creative life from the perspective of award-winning science-fiction writer and “MacArthur Genius” Octavia E. Butler. It is a collection of ideas about how to look, listen, breathe — how to be in the world. 

This audiobook is about the creative process.... Read more »

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The Anatomy of Desire

A Novel

By L. R. Dorn
Narrated by: Santino Fontana, Shelby Young, Marin Ireland, JD Jackson, Dan Bittner, Vikas Adam, Gabra Zackman, Fred Berman, Darrell Dennis, Oliver Wyman, Jonathan Davis, Hillary Huber, Lisa Flanagan & Sharahn LaRue
Length: 8 hours 14 minutes

The Anatomy of Desire

“This is a great modern retelling of An American Tragedy!I thoroughly enjoyed the format. It reads like an episode of Law and Order. Social media has made an indelible mark on our modern landscape, including even...crimes of passion. I listened to the audio version. It’s a veritable ‘who’s who’ of audible superstars. Fans of audio books will recognize a narrative voice (or three)! ”

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The First Ten Years

Two Sides of the Same Love Story

By Joseph Fink & Meg Bashwiner
Narrated by: Joseph Fink & Meg Bashwiner
Length: 6 hours 19 minutes

A sometimes hilarious, occasionally heartbreaking, and always entertaining joint memoir by Joseph Fink, cocreator of Welcome to Night Vale, and his wife, writer and performer Meg Bashwiner, chronicling the first ten years of their relationship from both sides.

There are two sides to every love story.

In 2009, 22-year-old Joseph Fink, newly arrived... Read more »

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There's a Revolution Outside, My Love

Letters from a Crisis

By Tracy K. Smith & John Freeman
Narrated by: Robin Miles, Ryan Vincent Anderson, Anthony Rey Perez, Kay Eluvian, Kyla Garcia, Kaleo Griffith, Greta Jung, Tanis Parenteau, Quiny Surasmith & Pej Vahdat
Length: 9 hours 18 minutes

This kaleidoscopic portrait of an unprecedented time brings together some of our most treasured writers today—Edwidge Danticat, Layli Long Soldier, Monica Youn, Julia Alvarez, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor—to give voice to the unthinkable grief and hopeful possibilities born in an era of revolution and change.
 
Now is an... Read more »

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That Summer

A Novel

By Jennifer Weiner
Narrated by: Sutton Foster
Length: 13 hours 21 minutes

That Summer Is Your *IDEAL* Beach Read” —Cosmopolitan

Named a Most Anticipated Book of Spring 2021 by Marie Claire, Bustle, Good Morning America, CNN, PopSugar, Good Housekeeping, Frolic, Country Living, and Working Mother

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Summer comes another deliciously twisty novel of intrigue, secrets,... Read more »

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