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Narrated by Frankie Corzo / 10 hours 39 minutes
“Creepy and romantic, Mexican Gothic is easily one of my favorite books of 2020! Upon receiving a strange letter from her cousin, Noemi Taboada goes to investigate the happenings of High Place, a decaying manor filled with secrets, and is plagued by terrifying dreams and visions. Moreno-Garcia delivers a fresh take on a classic gothic novel that will grab your attention from the very first chapter!”Tyrinne Lewis, Rakestraw Books
You Exist Too Much
By Zaina Arafat
Narrated by Zehra Jane Naqvi / 7 hours 53 minutes
“Zaina Arafat’s You Exist Too Much is one of my favorite books of the year. This debut novel blew me away. Arafat’s narrator is confident in her vulnerability; her desire to be seen and understood is visceral and uncomfortably familiar. The intoxication of unrequited love and the disconcerting feeling that can accompany settling down are recognizable, yet in Arafat’s capable hands, I was transported. This book is for anyone who has struggled to fit into society’s neat boxes, who has been frustrated when emotions don’t follow a logical path, or who has been disappointed to find that sometimes the love of others isn’t enough.”Margaret Leonard, Dotters Books
A Most Beautiful Thing
The True Story of America's First All-Black High School Rowing Team
Narrated by Adam Lazarre-White / 8 hours 43 minutes
Now a documentary narrated by Common, produced by Grant Hill, Dwyane Wade, and 9th Wonder, from filmmaker Mary Mazzio
The moving true story of a group of young men growing up on Chicago's West side who form the first all-black high school rowing team in the nation, and in doing so not only transform a sport, but their lives.
Growing up on... Read More »
Friends and Strangers
Narrated by Kate Rudd / 14 hours 4 minutes
“I will be recommending J. Courtney Sullivan’s newest to my friends and even perfect strangers this summer. It’s that good! So many of my best friends are new mothers right now and I can’t wait to get this book in their hands. It’s the perfect grass-is-always-greener story. It’s smart, it’s relevant, and it touches on so many relationships, from motherhood to marriage, from friendship to acquaintanceship. I loved it!”Tim Ehrenberg, Nantucket Bookworks
Narrated by Jay Smooth / 5 hours 6 minutes
A searing, provocative satire by one of the most important African-American novelists of the twentieth century that lays bare the abiding racism and the legacy of slavery on the psyche of white America.
Mitchell Pierce is a well-off New York ad executive whose marriage is falling apart. He no longer feels any passion for his pregnant wife,... Read More »
Sex and Vanity
By Kevin Kwan
Narrated by Lydia Look / 9 hours 36 minutes
A GOOD MORNING AMERICA Book Club Pick!
"Kevin Kwan's new book is his most decadent yet." --Entertainment Weekly
The iconic author of the bestselling phenomenon Crazy Rich Asians returns with the glittering tale of a young woman who finds herself torn between two men: the WASPY fiancé of her family's dreams and George Zao, the man she is... Read More »
A Drop of Patience
Narrated by Jay Smooth / 6 hours 4 minutes
One of the great jazz novels of any era, A Drop of Patience tells the story of a blind horn player's journey through the themes of race, blindness, and music.
At the age of five, Ludlow Washington is given up by his parents to a brutal white-run state institution for blind African American children, where everyone is taught music—the only trade... Read More »
This Is Major
Notes on Diana Ross, Dark Girls, and Being Dope
Narrated by Shayla Lawson / 8 hours 48 minutes
From a fierce and humorous new voice comes a relevant, insightful, and riveting collection of personal essays on the richness and resilience of black girl culture—for readers of Samantha Irby, Roxane Gay, Morgan Jerkins, and Lindy West.
Shayla Lawson is major. You don’t know who she is. Yet. But that’s okay. She is on a mission to move black... Read More »
A More Perfect Reunion
Race, Integration, and the Future of America
By Calvin Baker
Narrated by Landon Woodson / 7 hours 55 minutes
A provocative case for integration as the single most radical, discomfiting idea in America, yet the only enduring solution to the racism that threatens our democracy.
Americans have prided ourselves on how far we've come from slavery, lynching, and legal segregation-measuring ourselves by incremental progress instead of by how far we have to go.... Read More »
By Leigh Stein
Narrated by Kristen DiMercurio, Karissa Vacker & Nicole Lewis / 6 hours 25 minutes
"Highbrow, brilliant." --The Approval Matrix, New York magazine
One of Cosmopolitan's 12 Books You'll Be Dying to Read This Summer
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of Summer 2020
A Vulture Best Book of Summer 2020
One of Refinery29's 25 Books You'll Want to Read This Summer
An Esquire Must-Read Book of Summer 2020
The female cofounders of a wellness... Read More »
This Red Line Goes Straight to Your Heart
A Memoir in Halves
By Madhur Anand
Narrated by Ellora Patnaik, Asha Vijayasingham & Raoul Bhaneja / 9 hours 56 minutes
“Wondrously and elegantly written in language that astonishes and moves the reader…This is an important book: an emotional and intellectual tour de force.” —Jane Urquhart
An experimental memoir about Partition, immigration, and generational storytelling, This Red Line Goes Straight to Your Heart weaves together the poetry of memory with the... Read More »
Home Before Dark
By Riley Sager & Todd Ritter
Narrated by Cady McClain & Jon Lindstrom / 11 hours 3 minutes
One of . . .
Huff Post’s “10 Of The Most Anticipated Book Releases Of June 2020” • Good Housekeeping’s “The 35 Best Books of 2020 to Add to Your Reading List” • Travel + Leisure’s “20 Most Anticipated Summer 2020 Books” • PopSugar’s 17 Most Anticipated Summer Thrillers • Working Mother’s “The 20 Most Anticipated Books of 2020” • Newsweek’s 20... Read More »
I Killed Zoe Spanos
By Kit Frick, Dan Bittner, Inés del Castillo, Jonathan Davis, Gibson Frazier, Madeleine Maby, Soneela Nankani, Jackie Sanders, Candace Thaxton & Jesse Vilinsky
Narrated by Jenni Barber & Jayme Mattler / 10 hours 41 minutes
“The YA thriller of the summer.” —Bustle
For fans of Sadie and Serial, this gripping thriller follows two teens whose lives become inextricably linked when one confesses to murder and the other becomes determined to uncover the real truth no matter the cost.
What happened to Zoe won’t stay buried…
When Anna Cicconi arrives to the small Hamptons... Read More »
James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own
Narrated by Eddie S. Glaude Jr. / 7 hours 44 minutes
James Baldwin grew disillusioned by the failure of the civil rights movement to force America to confront its lies about race. In our own moment, when that confrontation feels more urgently needed than ever, what can we learn from his struggle?
“In the midst of an ugly Trump regime and a beautiful Baldwin revival, Eddie Glaude has plunged to the... Read More »
Nine Shiny Objects
Narrated by Allyson Ryan / 9 hours 38 minutes
“This debut novel is a puzzle worth working out — don’t give up! Castleberry cleverly entwines nine characters over 50 years — a tribute to America as we struggle to ‘become enlightened’ while at the same time understand those who reject new ideas. This book will make you think, work through the characters, and come out with a complex but beautiful story describing the American movement since 1947. Assume nothing about this book — or even its title. It’s beautiful!”Kappy Kling, HearthFire Books and Treats
Daring and the Duke
The Bareknuckle Bastards Book III
Narrated by Justine Eyre / 10 hours 58 minutes
New York Times bestselling author Sarah MacLean returns with the much-anticipated final book in her Bareknuckle Bastards series, featuring a scoundrel duke and the powerful woman who brings him to his knees.
Grace Condry has spent a lifetime running from her past. Betrayed as a child by her only love and raised on the streets, she now hides in... Read More »
The Other Sister
By Donna Hill
Narrated by Karen Chilton / 8 hours 17 minutes
When it turns out your life is built on a lie, how do you even start to find yourself? In this stunning follow-up to A House Divided, author Donna Hill reveals one womans challenge to peel back the layers of her identityand hopefully gain more than shes lost Shes a brilliant Senate candidate, a tech moguls loving wife, and mother to two... Read More »
Murder at Blackwater Bend
Narrated by Sarah Zimmerman / 10 hours 10 minutes
Following a whirlwind engagement to Viscount "Lyndy" Lyndhurst, Stella Kendrick is finding her footing within an elite social circle in picturesque rural England. Except tea time with refined friends can be more dangerous than etiquette faux pas—especially in the company of Lady Philippa, the woman Lyndy was once set to marry, and her husband,... Read More »
Take a Hint, Dani Brown
The Brown Sisters
Narrated by Ione Butler / 10 hours
“Take a Hint, Dani Brown is a heartwarming romance that shines a light in dark times. Talia Hibbert normalizes quirks, coping mechanisms, and other human conditions that can get glossed over in a happily ever after. She makes it clear that verbalizing needs, sharing them with a loved one, and having them accepted is the true meaning of love. The depth of the characters and their struggles to come together are wonderfully balanced with charm, humor, and a large dollop of sarcasm. Take a Hint, Dani Brown is a delight.”Julie Karaganis, Copper Dog Books
The Room Where It Happened
A White House Memoir
By John Bolton
Narrated by Robert Petkoff / 20 hours 52 minutes
JOHN BOLTON READS THE EPILOGUE!
As President Trump’s National Security Advisor, John Bolton spent many of his 453 days in the room where it happened, and the facts speak for themselves.
The result is a White House memoir that is the most comprehensive and substantial account of the Trump Administration, and one of the few to date by a top-level... Read More »
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