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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!

Death Valley

A Novel

By: Melissa Broder
Narrated by: Melissa Broder
Length: 5 hours 9 minutes

“Lately, I seem to be drawn to books that feature 40-year-old main characters, which I simultaneously both love and hate. Love that I can relate to the struggles, sorrows, and transformations that pull the story together. Hate that the process of dying and the finality of death is a central focus. Even though this is a story based on different... Read more

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Land of Milk and Honey

A Novel

By: C Pam Zhang
Narrated by: Eunice Wong
Length: 8 hours 3 minutes

“Trading deserts for desserts, C Pam Zhang leaves behind the American frontier of her debut novel for a wealthy mountaintop community in the near future. As a smog covers the world, destroying most of the natural food sources, a chef looking to find her way back through the closed borders of America accepts a mysterious job offer at an exclusive... Read more

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North Woods

A Novel

By: Daniel Mason
Narrated by: Mark Bramhall, Michael Crouch, Jason Culp, Mark Deakins, Jayne Entwistle, Billie Fulford-Brown, Arthur Morey, George Newbern, Kirsten Potter & Simon Vance
Length: 11 hours 5 minutes

A sweeping novel about a single house in the woods of New England, told through the lives of those who inhabit it across the centuries—“a time-spanning, genre-blurring work of storytelling magic” (The Washington Post) from the Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of The Piano Tuner and The Winter Soldier.

“With the expansiveness and immersive...
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The MANIAC

By: Benjamin Labatut
Narrated by: Gergo Danka & Eva Magyar
Length: 9 hours 50 minutes

“After reading When We Cease To Understand The World, I was immediately anticipating whatever Benjamin Labatut would release next. With The MANIAC, Labatut strikes gold again. This time he takes his truth based fictional approach and hones in on one man, John von Neumann, whose range of expertise includes mathematics, quantum physics, nuclear... Read more

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Starling House

By: Alix E. Harrow
Narrated by: Natalie Naudus
Length: 12 hours 25 minutes

“Come for the gothic horror romance small-town-with-a-dark-past drama... Stay for the dreaming house, its grumpy selfless warden, and the terrified brave woman fed up with everybody's bullshit. An empathetic book about a few people and their desires. Also, monsters! Read more

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Family Meal

A Novel

By: Bryan Washington
Narrated by: André Santana, Bryan Washington & Jake Choi
Length: 8 hours 27 minutes

From the bestselling, award-winning author of Memorial and Lot, an irresistible, intimate novel about two young men, once best friends, whose lives collide again after a loss.

Cam is living in Los Angeles and falling apart after the love of his life has died. Kai's ghost won't leave Cam alone; his spectral visits wild, tender, and unexpected.... Read more

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The Fragile Threads of Power

Threads of Power: Book #1

By: V. E. Schwab
Narrated by: Kate Reading, Marisa Calin & Michael Kramer
Length: 21 hours 34 minutes

Veteran narrators Michael Kramer and Kate Reading return to this fantastical world, along with a new POV portrayed by Marisa Calin.

"This gut-wrenching conclusion to an excellent series is recommended for listeners."- AudioFile on A Conjuring of Light

V. E. Schwab,
#1 New York Times bestselling author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, opens... Read more

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Wellness

A novel

By: Nathan Hill
Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
Length: 18 hours 56 minutes

OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • The New York Times best-selling author of The Nix is back with a poignant and witty novel about marriage, the often baffling pursuit of health and happiness, and the stories that bind us together. From the gritty '90s Chicago art scene to a suburbia of detox diets and home-renovation hysteria, Wellness reimagines the... Read more

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Bright Young Women

A Novel

By: Jessica Knoll
Narrated by: Sutton Foster, Imani Jade Powers, Corey Brill & Chris Henry Coffey
Length: 12 hours 58 minutes

Two women from opposite sides of the country are brought together by violent acts of the same man, and become allies and sisters in arms as they pursue the justice that would otherwise elude them in one of the most acclaimed, highly anticipated thrillers of the year.

Masterfully blending elements of psychological suspense and true crime, Jessica... Read more

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Cleat Cute

A Novel

By: Meryl Wilsner
Narrated by: Dana Varden & Zim Avaltrades
Length: 10 hours 53 minutes

A sapphic rivals to lovers rom com for fans of Ted Lasso and A League of Their Own, where two soccer teammates are at odds before falling in love as their team gears up for the World Cup.

Grace Henderson has been a star of the US Women’s National Team for ten years, even though she’s only 26. But when she’s sidelined with an injury, a bold new... Read more

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Godkiller

By: Hannah Kaner
Narrated by: Kit Griffiths
Length: 12 hours 54 minutes

“In a land where gods have been outlawed, Godkiller for hire Kissen, whose own family was sacrificed to a fire god, is forced to help when a young noble girl fused with The God of White Lies seeks her help. Together with a loyal knight turned baker they must journey to a war torn and God-haunted city for answers and aid. This immersive fantasy is... Read more

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Chenneville

A Novel of Murder, Loss, and Vengeance

By: Paulette Jiles
Narrated by: Grover Gardner
Length: 11 hours 48 minutes

Consumed with grief, driven by vengeance, a man undertakes an unrelenting odyssey across the lawless post–Civil War frontier seeking redemption in this fearless novel from the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of News of the World Union soldier John Chenneville suffered a traumatic head wound in battle. His recovery took the... Read more

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Sword Catcher

By: Cassandra Clare
Narrated by: Christian Coulson & Fiona Hardingham
Length: 23 hours 24 minutes

Two outcasts find themselves caught in a web of forbidden love, dangerous magic, and dark secrets that could change the world forever in the start of a riveting epic fantasy series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Shadowhunter Chronicles.

“Everything I look for in fantasy.”—George R. R. Martin

In the vibrant city-state of... Read more

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The Hive and the Honey

By: Paul Yoon
Narrated by: Raymond J. Lee
Length: 4 hours 34 minutes

A New York Times, TIME, and Literary Hub most-anticipated book of the fall.

From the beloved award-winning author Paul Yoon comes a spectacular collection of unique stories, each confronting themes of identity, belonging, and the collision of cultures across countries and centuries.

A boy searches for his father, a prison guard on Sakhalin... Read more

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Bright Lights, Big Christmas

A Novel

By: Mary Kay Andrews
Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
Length: 8 hours 8 minutes

Narrator Kathleen McInerney will have listeners believing in miracles.” —AudioFile on The Santa Suit

From Mary Kay Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of The Homewreckers and The Santa Suit, comes a novella
celebrating love and the warm, glittering charm of the holiday season.

"Nobody does Christmas like Mary Kay Andrews." ―Debbie... Read more

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Wildfire

A Novel

The Maple Hills Series

By: Hannah Grace
Narrated by: Teddy Hamilton & Lauren Sweet
Length: 10 hours 54 minutes

The latest in the TikTok sensation and deliciously “swoonworthy” (Elena Armas, New York Times bestselling author) Maple Hills series follows two summer camp counselors who reconnect after a sizzling one-night stand.

Maple Hills students Russ Callaghan and Aurora Roberts cross paths at a party celebrating the end of the academic year, where a... Read more

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How to Say Babylon

A Memoir

By: Safiya Sinclair
Narrated by: Safiya Sinclair
Length: 16 hours 46 minutes

With echoes of Educated and Born a Crime, How to Say Babylon is the stunning story of the author’s struggle to break free of her rigid Rastafarian upbringing, ruled by her father’s strict patriarchal views and repressive control of her childhood, to find her own voice as a woman and poet.

Throughout her childhood, Safiya Sinclair’s father, a... Read more

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The Hurricane Wars

A Novel

By: Thea Guanzon
Narrated by: Jeanne Syquia
Length: 16 hours 31 minutes

"An incredible debut full of rich atmosphere, clever world building, opposing magic, and sizzling romance, The Hurricane Wars is my newest obsession."— KERRI MANISCALCO, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Throne of the Fallen"I physically could not stop reading! Thea Guanzon's talent is limitless, and she is the kind of writer that comes... Read more

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The Premonition

A Short Story Prequel to The Sleepwalker

By: Chris Bohjalian
Narrated by: Cady McClain
Length: 1 hour 28 minutes

This mesmerizing original short story—a prequel to The Sleepwalker—from Chris Bohjalian, bestselling author of The Sandcastle Girls and The Guest Room, tells the tale of one strange summer when a pair of horses die, an odd boy moves to a small Vermont town, and a woman rises from her bed and disappears into the night.
 
Lianna Ahlberg is seventeen... Read more

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A Holly Jolly Ever After

A Christmas Notch Novel

A Christmas Notch: Book #2

By: Julie Murphy & Sierra Simone
Narrated by: Joy Nash & Chris Brinkley
Length: 11 hours 30 minutes

An actress and a perpetually single former boy-band member are reunited as costars on a steamy holiday film in this all new spicy rom-com by Julie Murphy and Sierra Simone, bestselling coauthors of A Merry Little Meet Cute.Kallum Lieberman is the funny one™. As the arguably lesser of the three former members of the boy band INK, he enjoyed his... Read more

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