The Domestic Revolution
How the Introduction of Coal into Victorian Homes Changed Everything
By Ruth Goodman
Narrated by Jennifer M. Dixon / 11 hours 17 minutes
"The queen of living history" (Lucy Worsley) returns with an immersive account of how English women sparked a worldwide revolution—from their own kitchens. No single invention epitomizes the Victorian era more than the black cast-iron range. Aware that the twenty-first-century has reduced it to a quaint relic, Ruth Goodman was determined to... Read more »
Just Like This
Albin Academy: Book #2
By Cole McCade
Narrated by Tim Todd / 12 hours 15 minutes
“An un-put-downable gay romance.”—Publishers Weekly
Rian Falwell has a problem.
And his name is Damon Louis.
Rian’s life as the art teacher to a gaggle of displaced boys at Albin Academy should be smooth sailing—until the stubborn, grouchy football coach comes into his world like a lightning strike and ignites a heated conflict that would leave... Read more »
Narrated by Bernard Cornwell & Matt Bates / 13 hours 20 minutes
#1 UK BESTSELLER
The final installment in Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling Saxon Tales series, chronicling the epic story of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London) —the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit Netflix series.
THE FINAL BATTLE AWAITS…
The epic conclusion to the globally bestselling historical series.Read more »>...
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A Promised Land
By Barack Obama
Narrated by Barack Obama / 29 hours 9 minutes
A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy
A NEW YORK TIMES AND WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK
In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his... Read more »
Dolly Parton, Songteller
My Life in Lyrics
By Dolly Parton
Narrated by Dolly Parton / 5 hours 17 minutes
A Recorded Books Audio Original production of songs and stories performed by Dolly herself, Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics goes beyond the glitz, glamour, and rhinestones to the warmth, heart, and soul of a treasured pop-culture icon. In this exclusive audio performance, the ten-time Grammy Awardwinning artist weaves her words with... Read more »
Light for the World to See
A Thousand Words on Race and Hope
From NPR correspondent and New York Times bestselling author, Kwame Alexander, comes a powerful and provocative collection of poems that cut to the heart of the entrenched racism and oppression in America and eloquently explores ongoing events. A book in the tradition of James Baldwin’s “A Report from Occupied Territory,” Light for the World... Read more »
No Time Like the Future
An Optimist Considers Mortality
Narrated by Michael J. Fox / 5 hours 59 minutes
This program is read by Michael J. Fox.
A moving account of resilience, hope, fear and mortality, and how these things resonate in our lives, by actor and advocate Michael J. Fox.
The entire world knows Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, the teenage sidekick of Doc Brown in Back to the Future; as Alex P. Keaton in Family Ties; as Mike Flaherty in Spin... Read more »
Narrated by Frankie Corzo / 3 hours 55 minutes
NAMED A "FALL 2020 MUST-READ" AND ONE OF THE "BEST BOOKS OF FALL 2020" BY TIME, VULTURE, THE BOSTON GLOBE, WIRED, COSMOPOLITAN AND MORE
Electrifying and provocative, visceral and profound, a powerful literary debut novel about a young woman whose compulsion to eat earth gives her visions of murdered and missing people—an imaginative synthesis of... Read more »
I Would Leave Me If I Could.
A Collection of Poetry
Narrated by Halsey / 1 hour 32 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Grammy Award–nominated, platinum-selling musician Halsey is heralded as one of the most compelling voices of her generation. In I Would Leave Me If I Could, she reveals never-before-heard poetry of longing, love, and the nuances of bipolar disorder.
In this intimate audio performance of her debut collection, Halsey bares... Read more »
Nights When Nothing Happened
By Simon Han
Narrated by James Chen / 7 hours 9 minutes
Named a Best Book of the Year by TIME, The Washington Post, and Harper's Bazaar
Named a Most Anticipated book for Fall by USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire, and more.
“A tender, spiky family saga about love in all its mysterious incarnations.” —Lorrie Moore, author of A Gate at the Stairs and Birds of America
“Absolutely... Read more »
A Fight for Sacred Land in the American West
Narrated by Lauren Redniss, Darrell Dennis, Kyla Garcia, Kimberly Guerrero, Hillary Huber, Ann Marie Lee, Elizabeth Liang, Crystle Lightning, Jon Lindstrom, A. Martinez, John H. Mayer, Arthur Morey, Tanis Parenteau & Various / 4 hours 15 minutes
A powerful work of visual nonfiction about three generations of an Apache family struggling to protect sacred land from a multinational mining corporation, by MacArthur “Genius” and National Book Award finalist Lauren Redniss, the acclaimed author of Thunder & Lightning.
Oak Flat is a serene high-elevation mesa that sits above the... Read more »
Before the Coffee Gets Cold
Narrated by Arina Ii / 6 hours 52 minutes
“There is a small cafe in Tokyo where you can travel through time. But there are rules. Rules that dissuade most of those who come to the cafe after hearing its legend. And there are regular customers who come with no intention of traveling through time.Nancy, Raven Book Store
Before the Coffee Gets Cold is a feel-good listen that tells the story of some of those cafe regulars whose minds are eventually changed by their lives’ circumstances. The reasons for their journeys are varied, but all are compelled by an unyielding desire to unite with a loved one in a different time. Kawaguchi has imagined a complex and wonderfully creative set of rules for time travel in the cafe, so much so that they become central to the story and character development. She smoothly reveals the hearts and lives of each of her characters against the backdrop of the time-travel rules and the mysterious yet legendary cafe.
There are lovers, sisters, mother and daughter, husband and wife, and a ghost. Uniting them all are love, sorrow, regret, redemption, and most of all, hope. This uplifting tale of human connections is especially worth the listen in our current time of pandemic and feelings of isolation.”
I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are
By Rachel Bloom
Narrated by Rachel Bloom / 4 hours 51 minutes
From the charming and wickedly funny co-creator and star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, a collection of hilarious personal essays, poems and even amusement park maps on the subjects of insecurity, fame, anxiety, and much more.
Rachel Bloom has felt abnormal and out of place her whole life. In this exploration of what she thinks makes her "different,"... Read more »
The Burning God
By R. F. Kuang
Narrated by Emily Woo Zeller / 23 hours 46 minutes
The exciting end to The Poppy War trilogy, R. F. Kuang’s acclaimed, award-winning epic fantasy that combines the history of twentieth-century China with a gripping world of gods and monsters, to devastating, enthralling effect.
After saving her nation of Nikan from foreign invaders and battling the evil Empress Su Daji in a brutal civil war, Fang... Read more »
By David Hopen
Narrated by Micky Shiloah / 17 hours 13 minutes
A Recommended Book From:
Entertainment Weekly * Electric Literature * Alma
A commanding debut and a poignant coming-of-age story about a devout Jewish high school student whose plunge into the secularized world threatens everything he knows of himself
Ari Eden’s life has always been governed by strict rules. In ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn, his days are... Read more »
Super Fake Love Song
By David Yoon
Narrated by Michael Bow / 9 hours 2 minutes
From the New York Times bestselling author of Frankly in Love comes a young adult romantic comedy about identity and acceptance. Perfect for fans of John Green and To All the Boys I've Love Before.
When Sunny Dae--self-proclaimed total nerd--meets Cirrus Soh, he can't believe how cool and confident she is. So when Cirrus mistakes Sunny's older... Read more »
Narrated by Joan Walker / 9 hours 28 minutes
"A story of love long postponed but never forgotten, Little Wishes is a tale to be treasured. Michelle's Adam's lovely, luminous writing is a beacon that draws readers closer and brings them home to the lasting truths about life and love." —Marie Bostwick, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Restoration of Celia Fairchild
For... Read more »
Narrated by Nkeki Obi-Melekwe / 14 hours 41 minutes
In the epic, action-packed sequel to the "brilliant" (Booklist, starred review) novel War Girls, the battles are over, but the fight for justice has just begun.
It's been five years since the Biafran War ended. Ify is now nineteen and living where she's always dreamed--the Space Colonies. She is a respected, high-ranking medical officer and has... Read more »
The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany
Narrated by Carlotta Brentan, Kathleen Garrett & Lori Nelson Spielman / 13 hours 14 minutes
An International Bestseller!
A LibraryReads and Indie Next Pick!
A trio of second-born daughters sets out on a whirlwind journey through the lush Italian countryside to break the family curse that says they’ll never find love, by New York Times bestseller Lori Nelson Spielman, author of The Life List.
Since the day Filomena Fontana cast a curse... Read more »
A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care
Narrated by Diana Blue / 10 hours 29 minutes
Health disparities have remained stubbornly entrenched in the American health care system—and in Just Medicine Dayna Bowen Matthew finds that they principally arise from unconscious racial and ethnic biases held by physicians, institutional providers, and their patients. Implicit bias is the single most important determinant of health and health... Read more »