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

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Keep Sharp

How to Build a Better Brain at Any Age

By Sanjay Gupta
Narrated by: Sanjay Gupta
Length: 10 hours

Keep your brain young, healthy, and sharp with this science-driven guide to protecting your mind from decline by neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta.

Throughout our life, we look for ways to keep our mind sharp and effortlessly productive. Now, globetrotting neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta offers insights from top... Read more »

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Better Luck Next Time

A Novel

By Julia Claiborne Johnson
Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
Length: 8 hours 26 minutes

"Do you want to read something funny?  Let’s say, a novel set at a divorce ranch in Reno in the 1930s?  A book with memorably eccentric characters, sparkling dialogue, a satisfying plot twist, and some romance and sex?  A feel-good literary comedy/western?  Here it is, then, the book you've been looking for: Julia Claiborne Johnson’s Better Luck... Read more »

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The Awakening of Malcolm X

A Novel

By Ilyasah Shabazz & Tiffany D. Jackson
Narrated by: Landon Woodson
Length: 7 hours 54 minutes

This program includes a bonus interview with the author.

The Awakening of Malcolm X is a powerful narrative account of the activist's adolescent years in jail, written by his daughter Ilyasah Shabazz along with 2019 Coretta Scott King-John Steptoe award-winning author, Tiffany D. Jackson.


No one can be at peace until he has his freedom.

In... Read more »

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Influence

By Sara Shepard & Lilia Buckingham
Narrated by: Lilia Buckingham
Length: 7 hours 22 minutes

If you loved We Were Liars, be the first to read this twisty new mystery that dives into the world of teen influencers from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Little Liars Sara Shepard and seventeen-year-old actress and social media personality Lilia Buckingham. 

After a video she makes goes viral, everyone knows Delilah Rollins.... Read more »

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The Grand Tour

Or, The Purloined Coronation Regalia
Cecelia and Kate: Book #2

By Caroline Stevermer & Patricia C. Wrede
Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
Length: 12 hours 37 minutes

Two young Regency ladies with special powers must save the monarchy Kate and Cecy and their new husbands, Thomas and James, are off on a Grand Tour. Their plans? To leisurely travel about the Continent, take in a few antiquities, and—of course—purchase fabulous Parisian wardrobes.

But once they arrive in France, mysterious things start to... Read more »

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The Sea in Winter

By Christine Day
Narrated by: Kimberly Woods
Length: 4 hours 25 minutes

In this evocative and heartwarming novel for readers who loved The Thing About Jellyfish, the author of I Can Make This Promise tells the story of a Native American girl struggling to find her joy again.

It’s been a hard year for Maisie Cannon, ever since she hurt her leg and could not keep up with her ballet training and auditions.

Her blended... Read more »

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To Be Honest

By Michael Leviton
Narrated by: Michael Leviton
Length: 7 hours 10 minutes

Raised in what he affectionately calls “our little honesty cult,” Michael Leviton was ingrained with his parents’ core philosophy: you do not tell any lies; you do not withhold the truth; and you speak your mind always, regardless of how offensive or hurtful your opinions may be. For young Michael, this freedom to be yourself—despite being... Read more »

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Laziness Does Not Exist

By Devon Price
Narrated by: Em Grosland
Length: 7 hours 50 minutes

From social psychologist Dr. Devon Price, a fascinating and thorough examination of what they call the “laziness lie”—which falsely tells us we are not working or learning hard enough—filled with practical and accessible advice for overcoming society’s pressure to “do more.”

Extra-curricular activities. Honors classes. 60-hour work weeks. Side... Read more »

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Wild Seed

Patternist: Book #1

By Octavia E. Butler
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 11 hours 9 minutes

As the acclaimed Patternist science fiction series begins, two immortals meet in the long-ago past-and mankind's destiny is changed forever. For a thousand years, Doro has cultivated a small African village, carefully breeding its people in search of seemingly unattainable perfection. He survives through the centuries by stealing the bodies of... Read more »

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Faith After Doubt

Why Your Beliefs Stopped Working and What to Do About It

By Brian D. McLaren
Narrated by: Brian D. McLaren
Length: 11 hours 11 minutes

This program is read by Brian D. McLaren

From the author of A New Kind of Christianity comes a bold proposal: only doubt can save the world and your faith.

"Will help you live fuller and breathe easier..” —Glennon Doyle

Sixty-five million adults in the U.S. have dropped out of active church attendance and about 2.7 million more are leaving every... Read more »

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Roman and Jewel

By Dana L. Davis
Narrated by: Channie Waites
Length: 10 hours 54 minutes

If Romeo and Juliet got the Hamilton treatment…who would play the leads? This vividly funny, honest, and charming romantic novel by Dana L. Davis is the story of a girl who thinks she has what it takes…and the world thinks so, too. Jerzie Jhames will do anything to land the lead role in Broadway’s hottest new show, Roman and Jewel, a Romeo and... Read more »

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Discovering the Inner Mother

A Guide to Healing the Mother Wound and Claiming Your Personal Power

By Bethany Webster
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 9 hours 36 minutes

Sure to become a classic on female empowerment, a groundbreaking exploration of the personal, cultural, and global implications of intergenerational trauma created by patriarchy, how it is passed down from mothers to daughters, and how we can break this destructive cycle.


Why do women keep themselves small and quiet? Why do they hold back... Read more »

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The Heiress

The Revelations of Anne de Bourgh

By Molly Greeley
Narrated by: Ell Potter
Length: 11 hours 44 minutes

In this gorgeously written and spellbinding historical novel based on Pride and Prejudice, the author of The Clergyman’s Wife combines the knowing eye of Jane Austen with the eroticism and Gothic intrigue of Sarah Waters to reimagine the life of the mysterious Anne de Bourgh.

As a fussy baby, Anne de Bourgh’s doctor prescribed laudanum to quiet... Read more »

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When You Look Like Us

By Pamela N. Harris
Narrated by: Preston Butler III
Length: 8 hours 53 minutes

From debut author Pamela Harris comes a timely, gripping teen novel about a boy who must take up the search for his sister when she goes missing from a neighborhood where black girls’ disappearances are too often overlooked. Perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Tiffany D. Jackson.

When you look like us—brown skin, brown eyes, black braids or... Read more »

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Featherhood

A Memoir of Two Fathers and a Magpie

By Charlie Gilmour
Narrated by: Charlie Gilmour
Length: 8 hours 34 minutes

“I loved every single page.” —Elton John

“The best piece of nature writing since H is for Hawk.” —Neil Gaiman

​In this moving, critically acclaimed memoir, a young man saves a baby magpie as his estranged father is dying, only to find that caring for the mischievous bird saves him.

One spring day, a baby magpie falls out of its nest and into... Read more »

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Class Act

By Jerry Craft
Narrated by: Nile Bullock, Jesus Del Orden, Guy Lockard, Marc Thompson, Peyton Lusk, Rebecca Soler, Dan Bittner, January LaVoy, Phoebe Strole, Jordan Cobb, A.J. Beckles, Robin Miles, Ron Butler, Miles Harvey, Kim Mai Guest, Kyla Garcia & Soneela Nankani
Length: 2 hours 6 minutes

New York Times bestselling author Jerry Craft returns with a companion book to New Kid, winner of the 2020 Newbery Medal, the Coretta Scott King Author Award, and the Kirkus Prize. This time, it’s Jordan’s friend Drew who takes center stage in another laugh-out-loud funny, powerful, and important story about being one of the few kids of color in... Read more »

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The Art of Falling

A Novel

By Danielle McLaughlin
Narrated by: Alana Kerr Collins
Length: 9 hours 19 minutes

In this “delicate slow burn of a novel” (Jan Carson), a woman’s marriage and career are threatened by an old indiscretion just as she receives the opportunity of a lifetime—from the award–winning author of the “extraordinary” (Colum McCann) Dinosaurs on Other Planets.

Nessa McCormack’s marriage is coming back together again after her husband’s... Read more »

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Root Magic

By Eden Royce
Narrated by: Imani Parks
Length: 9 hours 54 minutes

“A poignant, necessary entry into the children’s literary canon, Root Magic brings to life the history and culture of Gullah people while highlighting the timeless plight of Black Americans. Add in a fun, magical adventure and you get everything I want in a book!”—Justina Ireland, New York Times bestselling author of Dread Nation

Debut author... Read more »

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The Puzzle Solver

A Scientist's Desperate Quest to Cure the Illness that Stole His Son

By Tracie White & Ronald W. Davis
Narrated by: Hillary Huber
Length: 5 hours 9 minutes

A Father, His Son, and an Unrelenting Quest for a Cure
At the age of twenty-seven, Whitney Dafoe was forced to give up his life as a photographer who traveled the world. Bit by bit a mysterious illness stole away the pieces of his life: First, it took the strength of his legs, then his voice, and his ability to eat. Finally, even the sound of... Read more »

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Shaking Up the House

By Yamile Saied Méndez
Narrated by: Kyla Garcia
Length: 5 hours 31 minutes

A friendly prank war at the White House spirals out of control in this hilarious and heartfelt middle grade novel written by acclaimed author Yamile Saied Méndez and perfect for fans of President of the Whole Fifth Grade and Merci Suárez Changes Gears.

Ingrid and Winnie López have lived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for eight years, but their... Read more »

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