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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. Independent booksellers are and have always been discoverers of the next big thing, the next great read, the next bestseller, and the next undiscovered gem. The audiobook titles below have recently appeared on the list.

The Line Becomes a River

Dispatches from the Border
By Francisco Cantú
Narrated by Francisco Cantú /  6 hours 29 minutes

"A beautiful, fiercely honest, and nevertheless deeply empathetic look at those who police the border and the migrants who risk - and lose - their lives crossing it. In a time of often ill-informed or downright deceitful political rhetoric, this book is an invaluable corrective."
--Phil Klay


For Francisco Cantú, the border is in the blood. His... Read More »

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$21.00

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Release Date: February 06, 2018

The Great Alone

A Novel
By Kristin Hannah
Narrated by Julia Whelan /  15 hours 1 minute

The newest audiobook sensation from Kristin Hannah, bestselling author of The Nightingale

This program is read by acclaimed narrator Julia Whelan, whose enchanting voice brought Gone Girl and Fates and Furies to life. Kristin Hannah reads the acknowledgements

Alaska, 1974.

Unpredictable. Unforgiving. Untamed.

For a family in crisis, the... Read More »

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$31.04

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Release Date: February 06, 2018

How to Stop Time

By Matt Haig
Narrated by Mark Meadows /  10 hours

“The first rule is that you don’t fall in love,’ he said… ‘There are other rules too, but that is the main one. No falling in love. No staying in love. No daydreaming of love. If you stick to this you will just about be okay.'"

A love story across the ages - and for the ages - about a man lost in time, the woman who could save him, and the...
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$24.00

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Release Date: February 06, 2018

An American Marriage

A Novel
By Tayari Jones
Narrated by Sean Crisden & Eisa Davis / 

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve... Read More »

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$34.49

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Release Date: February 06, 2018

I Am, I Am, I Am

Seventeen Brushes with Death
By Maggie O'Farrell
Narrated by Daisy Donovan /  5 hours 54 minutes

"I Am I Am I Am is a gripping and glorious investigation of death that leaves the reader feeling breathless, grateful, and fully alive. Maggie O’Farrell is a miracle in every sense. I will never forget this book."
—Ann Patchett

An extraordinary memoir--told entirely in near-death experiences--from one of Britain's best-selling novelists, for fans...
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$18.00

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Release Date: February 06, 2018

Everything Here Is Beautiful

By Mira T. Lee
Narrated by Cassandra Campbell & Various /  13 hours 17 minutes

‟A tender but unflinching portrayal of the bond between two sisters.”—Celeste Ng, New York Times bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere and Everything I Never Told You

A dazzling novel of two sisters and their emotional journey through love, loyalty, and heartbreak


Two sisters—Miranda, the older, responsible one, always her younger... Read More »

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$27.00

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Only Killers and Thieves

A Novel
By Paul Howarth
Narrated by David Linski /  11 hours 29 minutes

Two brothers are exposed to the brutal realities of life and the seductive cruelty of power in this riveting debut novel—a story of savagery and race, injustice and honor, set in the untamed frontier of 1880s Australia—reminiscent of Philipp Meyer’s The Son and the novels of Cormac McCarthy.

An epic tale of revenge and survival, Only Killers and... Read More »

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$31.04

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Release Date: February 06, 2018

The Stowaway

A Young Man's Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica
By Laurie Gwen Shapiro
Narrated by Jacques Roy /  6 hours 27 minutes

The spectacular, true story of a scrappy teenager from New York’s Lower East Side who stowed away on the Roaring Twenties’ most remarkable feat of science and daring: an expedition to Antarctica.

It was 1928: a time of illicit booze, of Gatsby and Babe Ruth, of freewheeling fun. The Great War was over and American optimism was higher than the... Read More »

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$20.69

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Red Clocks

A Novel
By Leni Zumas
Narrated by Karissa Vacker /  9 hours 5 minutes

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

An Indie Next Pick

One of Wall Street Journal's Twelve Books to Read This Winter

An Esquire most anticipated book of 2018

An Elle Best Book of Winter

A Popsugar most anticipated book of Fall

A Ploughshares most anticipated book of Fall

A Nylon Best Book of the Month

One of Publishers Weekly's most... Read More »

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$29.88

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Need to Know

A Novel
By Karen Cleveland
Narrated by Mia Barron /  9 hours 39 minutes

Perfect husband. Perfect father. Perfect liar?

“Terrific.”—John Grisham
“Superb.”—Lee Child
“Breathtaking, heart-pounding.”—Louise Penny
“A fast-paced, relentlessly gripping read.”—Chris Pavone

In pursuit of a Russian sleeper cell on American soil, CIA analyst Vivian Miller uncovers a dangerous secret that will threaten her job, her family—and... Read More »

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$24.00

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Eternal Life

By Dara Horn
Narrated by Elisabeth Rodgers /  8 hours 54 minutes

The award-winning, critically acclaimed author returns with an ingenious novel about what it would mean to live forever. Rachel has an unusual problem: she can't die. Her recent troubles-widowhood, a failing business, an unemployed middle-aged son-are only the latest. She's already put up with scores of marriages and hundreds of children, over... Read More »

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$19.99

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Heart Berries

A Memoir
By Terese Marie Mailhot, Sherman Alexie & Joan Naviyuk Kane
Narrated by Rainy Fields / 

Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman's coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest. Having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing only to find herself hospitalized and facing a dual diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder and bipolar II disorder; Terese Marie Mailhot is given a... Read More »

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$11.49

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Release Date: February 06, 2018

Freshwater

By Akwaeke Emezi
Narrated by Akwaeke Emezi / 

An extraordinary debut novel, Freshwater explores the surreal experience of having a fractured self. It centers around a young Nigerian woman, Ada, who develops separate selves within her as a result of being born "with one foot on the other side." Unsettling, heartwrenching, dark, and powerful, Freshwater is a sharp evocation of a rare way of... Read More »

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$28.74

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Release Date: February 13, 2018

Mothers of Sparta

A Memoir in Pieces
By Dawn Davies
Narrated by Dawn Davies / 

This program is read by the author

If you’re looking for a parenting audiobook, this is not it. This is not a treatise on how to be a mother.

This is an audiobook about a young girl who moves to a new town every couple of years; a misfit teenager who finds solace in a local music scene; an adrift twenty-something who drops out of college to... Read More »

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$27.59

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Release Date: January 30, 2018

In Every Moment We Are Still Alive

By Tom Malmquist & Henning Koch
Narrated by Simon Vance / 

When Tom's heavily pregnant girlfriend Karin is rushed to the hospital, doctors are able to save the baby. But they are helpless to save Karin from what turns out to be acute leukemia. And in a cruel, fleeting moment Tom gains a daughter but loses his soulmate. In Every Moment We Are Alive is the story of the year that changes everything, as Tom... Read More »

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$19.95

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Release Date: January 30, 2018

The Unmade World

By Steve Yarbrough
Narrated by Pete Bradbury /  10 hours 17 minutes

Set against a backdrop of the current political and cultural upheaval in the US and Eastern Europe, The Unmade World is a thoughtful, scope-y literary novel with a dose of suspense that moves from Poland to California to the Hudson Valley and back to Poland. It covers a decade in the lives of an American journalist and a Polish small businessman... Read More »

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$24.99

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The Mitford Murders

A Mystery
By Jessica Fellowes
Narrated by Rachel Atkins /  11 hours 45 minutes

*Named one of the best audiobooks of 2017 by The Times (UK)*

This program includes a bonus interview with the author

"A real murder, a real family and a brand new crime fiction heroine are woven together to make a fascinating, and highly enjoyable, read. I loved it."

—Julian Fellowes, creator and writer of Downton Abbey and Belgravia

Set... Read More »

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$31.04

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The Largesse of the Sea Maiden

Stories
By Denis Johnson
Narrated by Various /  5 hours 16 minutes

Twenty-five years after Jesus’ Son, a haunting new collection of short stories on mortality and transcendence, from National Book Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Denis Johnson

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden is the long-awaited new story collection from Denis Johnson. Written in the luminous prose that made him one of the most... Read More »

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$18.00

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Force of Nature

A Novel
By Jane Harper
Narrated by Stephen Shanahan /  8 hours 56 minutes

"Narrator Stephen Shanahan puts his clear Australian accent to good advantage as he portrays Aaron Falk, the lead investigator in the search for the missing woman...Shanahan makes it sizzle to the very end. Both story and narrator are not to be missed." — AudioFile Magazine

From Jane Harper, New York Times bestselling author of The Dry, comes a... Read More »

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$27.59

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Release Date: February 06, 2018

This Will Be My Undoing

Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America
By Morgan Jerkins
Narrated by Morgan Jerkins /  7 hours 5 minutes

From one of the fiercest critics writing today, Morgan Jerkins’ highly-anticipated collection of linked essays interweaves her incisive commentary on pop culture, feminism, black history, misogyny, and racism with her own experiences to confront the very real challenges of being a black woman today—perfect for fans of Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist,... Read More »

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$24.14

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Release Date: January 30, 2018

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