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The Indie Next List

With new audiobooks added each month, the Indie Next List is drawn from bookseller-recommended favorite handsells and epitomizes the heart and soul of passionate bookselling!

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Once There Were Wolves

By Charlotte McConaghy
Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
Length: 8 hours 27 minutes

Once There Were Wolves

“Telling of the reintroduction of wolves to the Scottish highlands, Once There Were Wolves affirms the importance of our connections to the human and more-than-human worlds that sustain us, worlds we sever at our own peril.”

Jackson Hole Book Trader image Ben Platt, Jackson Hole Book Trader
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Damnation Spring

By Ash Davidson
Narrated by: CJ Wilson, Rebecca Lowman, Mark Sanderlin & Candace Thaxton
Length: 15 hours 38 minutes

Damnation Spring

“With this debut set in a Pacific Northwest logging town, Ash Davidson has immediately established herself as a true writer of the American experience, in all its potential for self-destruction and beauty.”

Odyssey Bookshop image Josh Popkin, Odyssey Bookshop
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Nightbitch

A Novel

By Rachel Yoder
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 8 hours 52 minutes

Nightbitch

“At once weird, darkly funny, moving, relatable, and deliciously messed up, Nightbitch is a rallying howl to women, and especially mothers, everywhere.”

Itinerant Literate Books image Danielle Raub, Itinerant Literate Books
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She Who Became the Sun

By Shelley Parker-Chan
Narrated by: Natalie Naudus
Length: 14 hours 36 minutes

She Who Became the Sun

“Zhu’s tooth-and-nail fight for her destiny merges hero and antihero into a transcendent figure with an incomparably strong will. She Who Became the Sun carves out a bold and bloody new genre of epic fantasy.”

Third Place Books image Jessie Prutisto-Chang, Third Place Books
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The Manningtree Witches

By A. K. Blakemore
Narrated by: Sofia Zervudachi
Length: TBA

The Manningtree Witches

“A brilliant story set in 17th-century England about a women’s community at the margins of society and the constant dangers of religious fervor. Dark, unsettling, and highly entertaining.”

Brazos Bookstore image Ulrika Moats, Brazos Bookstore
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Intimacies

A Novel

By Katie Kitamura
Narrated by: Traci Kato-Kiriyama
Length: 5 hours 26 minutes

Intimacies

“A cool and precise portrait of a woman and system on the verge of breaking, this latest literary thriller from Kitamura quietly insinuates itself into readers’ consciousness with subtle and haunting force.”

Point Reyes Books image Stephen Sparks, Point Reyes Books
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Afterparties

Stories

By Anthony Veasna So
Narrated by: Jason Sean
Length: 6 hours 56 minutes

Afterparties

“These stories of the members of a compact Cambodian-American community, from the refugees to the business owners to the gay teenagers, seamlessly balance humor with hardships.”

Sofia Silva Wright image Sofia Silva Wright, Phoenix Books Burlington
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All's Well

By Mona Awad
Narrated by: Sophie Amoss
Length: 13 hours 8 minutes

All's Well

“Gloriously bananas, dark and weird, and so, so good. All’s Well is a big, messy, strange journey about chronic pain, Shakespeare, friendship, mental health, witchcraft, and work.”

WORD Bookstores image Rachel Barry, WORD Bookstores
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We Are the Brennans

By Tracey Lange
Narrated by: Barrie Kreinik
Length: 9 hours 39 minutes

We Are the Brennans

“Tracey Lange has created some truly memorable characters and a wonderfully moving experience in seeing this tight-knit family cope with conflicts, setbacks, and the disclosure of long-buried secrets.”

The Kennett Bookhouse image John Lynn, The Kennett Bookhouse
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Mrs. March

By Virginia Feito
Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
Length: TBA

Mrs. March

“Virginia Feito has effortlessly updated the comedy of manners in this darkly funny mystery. This book will haunt you until you reach the breathtaking conclusion, and you’ll remember Mrs. March for a long time to come.”

Boulder Book Store image Olivia Edmunds-Diez, Boulder Book Store
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Appleseed

A Novel

By Matt Bell
Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
Length: 15 hours 44 minutes

Appleseed

“This cross between a Shakespeare drama and a Grimm fairy tale is unsettling, attention-grabbing, and thought-provoking in the way stories do so well when reason often fails. A powerful read!”

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It Happened One Summer

A Novel

By Tessa Bailey
Narrated by: Charlotte North
Length: 10 hours 48 minutes

It Happened One Summer

“This story opened its broad arms and admitted me into the recharging station that I needed so badly in 2021. It was cute. It was sweet. It was heart-wrenching. It was steamy. It was everything!”

Stephanie Arrache image Stephanie Arrache, Waterwheel Gifts and Books
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Clark and Division

By Naomi Hirahara
Narrated by: Allison Hiroto
Length: 8 hours 56 minutes

Clark and Division

Clark and Division is a propulsive mystery and a heart-wrenching examination of Japanese internment and relocation in the 1940s. Hirahara beautifully weaves history and injustice into this fascinating and compelling crime novel.”

Book Passage image Luisa Smith, Book Passage
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Made in China

A Memoir of Love and Labor

By Anna Qu
Narrated by: Catherine Ho
Length: 5 hours 41 minutes

Made in China

Made in China is an emotionally wrenching and engrossing memoir about abuse, immigration, and the American dream. Qu’s pain is raw and unfinished, but her resiliency and growth are unforgettable.”

Greenlight Bookstore image Marie Cloutier, Greenlight Bookstore
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The Reading List

A Novel

By Sara Nisha Adams
Narrated by: Tara Divina, Sagar Arya & Paul Panting
Length: 12 hours 47 minutes

The Reading List

“A beautifully written novel about people connected by a local library and an amazing reading list. As the characters’ lives are revealed through interweaving storylines, readers will root for them, cry for them, and celebrate their victories.”

Lisa Driban image Lisa Driban, Hockessin Book Shelf
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Goldenrod

Poems

By Maggie Smith
Narrated by: Maggie Smith
Length: 1 hours 5 minutes

Goldenrod

“Maggie Smith is the kind of magician who can make a poem breathe and sing. Goldenrod leaves the reader feeling as though the poet has gently struck their heart with a mallet, sending vibrations echoing throughout them for a long time.”

Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery image Jennifer Wills Geraedts, Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery
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The Book of Accidents

A Novel

By Chuck Wendig
Narrated by: Xe Sands & George Newbern
Length: 16 hours 48 minutes

The Book of Accidents

“Despite the classically creepy content of a true horror tale, I found myself devouring these pages before going to sleep at night and seeking them out again first thing in the morning, nightmares be damned.”

Maria's Bookshop image Sara Knight, Maria's Bookshop
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The Turnout

By Megan Abbott
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 11 hours 40 minutes

The Turnout

The Turnout is a deliciously uncomfortable story, from the brutality imposed on dancers’ bodies to the uneasy dynamics of sisterly relationships and the tension when someone new intrudes on their domain.”

Astoria Bookshop image Lexi Beach, Astoria Bookshop
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Falling

A Novel

By T. J. Newman
Narrated by: Steven Weber
Length: 8 hours 26 minutes

Falling

Falling is the literary thriller that gets your heart racing and causes you to be both contemplative and terrified at the same time. TJ Newman, a former indie bookseller and a former flight attendant, knows how to tell a story. She writes with a remarkable turn of phrase and with insider knowledge of what can happen in an airplane. It's always a great day when an indie bookseller publishes a book. It's an extremely great day when the book is a fantastic page-turner.”

Changing Hands image Cindy, Changing Hands
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A Psalm for the Wild-Built

Monk & Robot: Book #1

By Becky Chambers
Narrated by: Emmett Grosland
Length: 4 hours 8 minutes

A Psalm for the Wild-Built

“What do you do when you have everything you could ever need or want, but still aren't satisfied with what your life is? A Psalm for the Wild-Built is a short and sweet odd-couple road trip set in a beautiful world that could be our world — if we wanted it to be.”

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