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The Indie Next List

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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Small Things Like These

'Absolutely beautiful'—Douglas Stuart, author of Shuggie Bain

By Claire Keegan
Narrated by: Aidan Kelly
Length: 1 hours 57 minutes

Small Things Like These

“What a gem. If fiction is a way to re write history, giving voice to the voiceless and overlooked, Clare Keegan has succeeded in telling of the a story of what can and did happen in a small Irish town. Set during the weeks leading up to Christmas, Small Things Like These is at once devastating and hopeful in its keen insight of the human heart as it can swell with joy, or chill with cruelty, This will be a book I sell perennially as the holidays come around in particular, and all through the year. We all need reminders what it feels like to listen to our loving instincts and do the right thing when it might be easier to turn away and get on with things. This is a lovely meditation on life and what happens when we if we don’t listen to our better angels. ”

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Dava Shastri's Last Day

By Kirthana Ramisetti
Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
Length: 12 hours 59 minutes

In this thought-provoking and entertaining debut novel about of a multicultural family, a dying billionaire matriarch leaks news of her death early so she can examine her legacya decision that horrifies her children and inadvertently exposes secrets she has spent a lifetime keeping.
Dava Shastri, one of the world's wealthiest women, has always... Read more »

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The Anomaly

A Novel

By Hervé Le Tellier
Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman
Length: 10 hours 35 minutes

Winner of the Prix Goncourt, this dizzying literary page-turner ingeniously blends crime, fantasy, sci-fi, and thriller as it plumbs the mysteries surrounding a Paris-New York flight.

In June 2021, a senseless event upends the lives of hundreds of men and women, all passengers on a flight from Paris to New York. Among them: Blake, a respectable... Read more »

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Wish You Were Here

A Novel

By Jodi Picoult
Narrated by: Marin Ireland
Length: 11 hours 47 minutes

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things and The Book of Two Ways comes “a powerfully evocative story of resilience and the triumph of the human spirit” (Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Malibu Rising)

Rights sold to Netflix for adaptation as a feature film

Diana O’Toole is perfectly on track. She will be married by... Read more »

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The Postmistress of Paris

A Novel

By Meg Waite Clayton
Narrated by: Imani Jade Powers & Graham Halstead
Length: 13 hours 10 minutes

The New York Times bestselling author of The Last Train to London revisits the dark early days of the German occupation in France in this haunting novel—a love story and a tale of high-stakes danger and incomparable courage—about a young American heiress who helps artists hunted by the Nazis escape from war-torn Europe.

Wealthy, beautiful Naneé...

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Beasts of a Little Land

A Novel

By Juhea Kim
Narrated by: Sue Jean Kim & Raymond Lee
Length: 13 hours 29 minutes

Beasts of a Little Land

“Juhea Kim's debut novel is at once massive in breadth and intimate in scale. Upending Dickens and Tolstoy by setting some of their themes in Japanese occupied Korea, Kim delves into the depths of her characters - social outcasts all - and builds an ensemble of unique voices that speak to today's world nearly a century on from her setting. Parallels are exposed between the imperialism and revolution of early-twentieth-century Korea and early-twenty-first-century America, Britain, Brazil, Venezuela, Myanmar - take your pick - proving that we have not yet learned from history and are still dooming ourselves to repeat the horror of our past. The setting not only allows for a political backdrop that reverberates to modern readers, but also allows Kim to center her characters in a society shift as well; one where mysticism is giving way to harsh reality; where prior social mores are becoming popular entertainment; and where social outcasts can become leaders of industry. This is a thrilling read, and brought to mind the best of Merchant-Ivory films while also exploring the racist and colonizing effects of the aristocracy.”

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These Precious Days

Essays

By Ann Patchett
Narrated by: Ann Patchett
Length: 11 hours 13 minutes

The beloved New York Times bestselling author reflects on home, family, friendships and writing in this deeply personal collection of essays.  


“Any story that starts will also end.” As a writer, Ann Patchett knows what the outcome of her fiction will be. Life, however, often takes turns we do not see coming. Patchett ponders this truth in these...

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Chouette

By Claire Oshetsky
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
Length: 6 hours 19 minutes

"Claire Oshetsky’s novel is a marvel: its language a joy, its imagination dizzying." —Rumaan Alam, New York Times bestselling author of Leave the World Behind

An exhilarating, provocative novel of motherhood in extremis

Tiny is pregnant. Her husband is delighted. “You think this baby is going to be like you, but it’s not like you at all,” she...

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The Ballerinas

A Novel

By Rachel Kapelke-Dale
Narrated by: Ell Potter
Length: 13 hours 21 minutes

Dare Me meets Black Swan and Luckiest Girl Alive in a captivating, voice-driven debut novel about a trio of ballerinas who meet as students at the Paris Opera Ballet School.

Fourteen years ago, Delphine abandoned her prestigious soloist spot at the Paris Opera Ballet for a new life in St. Petersburg––taking with her a secret that could upend the...

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Termination Shock

A Novel

By Neal Stephenson
Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
Length: 22 hours 53 minutes

Neal Stephenson’s sweeping, prescient new novel transports readers to a near-future world in which the greenhouse effect has inexorably resulted in a whirling-dervish troposphere of superstorms, rising sea levels, global flooding, merciless heat waves, and virulent, deadly pandemics.

One man – visionary billionaire restaurant chain magnate T. R....

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The Churchill Sisters

The Extraordinary Lives of Winston and Clementine's Daughters

By Dr. Rachel Trethewey
Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
Length: 9 hours 1 minutes

As complex in their own way as their Mitford cousins, Winston and Clementine Churchill’s daughters each had a unique relationship with their famous father. Rachel Trethewey's biography, The Churchill Sisters, tells their story.

Bright, attractive and well-connected, in any other family the Churchill girls – Diana, Sarah, Marigold and Mary – would...

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The Cat Who Saved Books

A Novel

By Sosuke Natsukawa
Narrated by: Kevin Shen
Length: 5 hours 6 minutes

"Cats, books, young love, and adventure: catnip for a variety of readers!" –Kirkus

“Bibliophiles will dote on this charming import from Japan, smoothly translated by Louise Heal Kawai." – Library Journal

From the #1 bestselling author in Japan comes a celebration of books, cats, and the people who love them, infused with the heartwarming spirit...

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Murder Under Her Skin

A Pentecost and Parker Mystery
A Pentecost and Parker Mystery: Book #2

By Stephen Spotswood
Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
Length: 9 hours 39 minutes

For readers of Anthony Horowitz, Rex Stout and Agatha ChristieThe new Pentecost and Parker Mystery is a delightfully hardboiled high-wire act starring two daring heroines dead set on justice as they set out to solve a murder at a traveling circus

Someone’s put a blade in the back of the Amazing Tattooed Woman, and Willowjean “Will” Parker’s... Read more »

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Sex Cult Nun

Breaking Away from the Children of God, a Wild, Radical Religious Cult

By Faith Jones
Narrated by: Jaime Lamchick
Length: 13 hours 10 minutes

Educated meets The Vow in this story of liberation and self-empowerment—an inspiring and stranger-than-fiction memoir of growing up in and breaking free from the Children of God, an oppressive, extremist religious cult.

Faith Jones was raised to be part of an elite army preparing for the End Times. Growing up on an isolated farm in Macau, she...

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True Crime Story

By Joseph Knox
Narrated by: Joseph Knox, Sarah Parks, Ciara Baxendale, David John, Chris Thompson, Louis Bernard, Drew Dillon, Shane Zaza, Caitlin Griffiths, Conor McLeod, Dolly Webb, Grace Cooper, Isla Lee, Levi Brown, Noah Marullo & Tara Tijani
Length: 11 hours 20 minutes

"A strikingly original novel in the vein of DAISY JONES AND THE SIX meets Riley Sager, TRUE CRIME STORY twists together transcripts, emails, and documents into an investigation of a missing college girl, also weaving in the mysteries of how the narrator ""Joseph Knox"" came to be in possession of these files and what fate befell the original... Read more »

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Bright Burning Things

A Novel

By Lisa Harding
Narrated by: Lisa Harding
Length: 7 hours 58 minutes

“Lisa Harding is a vivid and original stylist and a gifted storyteller. This is a fabulous novel.”—Kevin Barry, author of Night Boat to Tangier

“On every page there are little shimmering bombs. Like Room, where parenthood is at once your jail and your salvation, it is almost claustrophobic—but in the most glorious way.”—Lisa Taddeo, author...

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Sea State

A Memoir

By Tabitha Lasley
Narrated by: Billie Fulford-Brown
Length: 6 hours 27 minutes

A Recommended Read from: Vogue * The Los Angeles Times * Publishers Weekly * The Week * Lit Hub

A stunning and brutally honest memoir that shines a light on what happens when female desire conflicts with a culture of masculinity in crisis

In her midthirties and newly free from a terrible relationship, Tabitha Lasley quit her job at a London...

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You Feel It Just Below the Ribs

A Novel

By Jeffrey Cranor & Janina Matthewson
Narrated by: Kirsten Potter & Adepero Oduye
Length: 9 hours 22 minutes

A haunting, provocative novel, You Feel It Just Below the Ribs is a fictional autobiography in an alternate twentieth century that chronicles one woman’s unusual life, including the price she pays to survive and the cost her choices hold for the society she is trying to save.

Born at the end of the old world, Miriam grows up during The Great...

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The Teller of Secrets

A Novel

By Bisi Adjapon
Narrated by: Anniwaa Buachie
Length: 11 hours 14 minutes

In this stunning debut novel—a tale of self-discovery and feminist awakening—a feisty Nigerian-Ghanaian girl growing up amid the political upheaval of late 1960s postcolonial Ghana begins to question the hypocrisy of her patriarchal society, and the restrictions and unrealistic expectations placed on women.

Young Esi Agyekum is the unofficial...

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The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven

By Nathaniel Ian Miller
Narrated by: Olafur Darri Olafsson
Length: 10 hours 52 minutes

The “captivating’’ and “powerful’’ story (Publishers Weekly, starred review) of one man who banishes himself to a solitary life in the Arctic Circle, and is saved by good friends, a loyal dog, and a surprise visit that changes everything, in a novel that is both “ceaselessly brilliant’’ (Adam Johnson, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Orphan... Read more »

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