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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.

Green

A Novel
By Sam Graham-Felsen
Narrated by Prentice Onayemi /  9 hours 5 minutes

A coming-of-age novel about race, privilege, and the struggle to rise in America, written by a former Obama campaign staffer and propelled by an exuberant, unforgettable narrator.

“A fierce and brilliant book, comic, poignant, perfectly observed, and blazing with all the urgent fears and longings of adolescence.”—Helen Macdonald, author of H... Read More »

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Two Girls Down

A Novel
By Louisa Luna
Narrated by Tavia Gilbert /  12 hours 2 minutes

“Opening this book is like arming a bomb--the suspense is relentless and the payoff is spectacular. Lead character Alice Vega is sensational--I want to see lots more of her.”--Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series

"Sensational." Wall Street Journal

"A must-read for fans of strong female protagonists.'--Booklist... Read More »

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The Wolves of Winter

By Tyrell Johnson
Narrated by Jayme Mattler /  8 hours 53 minutes

A captivating tale of humanity pushed beyond its breaking point, of family and bonds of love forged when everything is lost, and of a heroic young woman who crosses a frozen landscape to find her destiny, this debut novel is in a post-apocalyptic tradition that spans The Hunger Games and Station Eleven but blazes its own distinctive path.

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Heart Spring Mountain

A Novel
By Robin MacArthur
Narrated by Suzanne Elise Freeman /  9 hours 3 minutes

In this evocative first novel, a young woman returns to her rural Vermont hometown in the wake of a devastating storm to search for her missing mother and unravel a powerful family secret.

It’s August 2011, and Tropical Storm Irene has just wreaked havoc on Vermont, flooding rivers and destroying homes. One thousand miles away—while tending bar... Read More »

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This Could Hurt

A Novel
By Jillian Medoff
Narrated by Andrea Gallo, Nick Podehl, Saskia Maarleveld, Sean Crisden, George Newbern & Madeleine Maby /  12 hours 52 minutes

A funny and deeply felt novel that illuminates the pivotal role of work in our lives—a riveting fusion of The Nest, Up in the Air, and Then We Came to the End that captures the emotional complexities of five HR colleagues trying to balance ambition, hope, and fear as their small company is buffeted by economic forces that threaten to upend... Read More »

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Celine

A novel
By Peter Heller
Narrated by Kimberly Farr /  11 hours 19 minutes

From the best-selling author of The Dog Stars and The Painter, a luminous, masterful novel of suspense--the story of Celine, an elegant, aristocratic private eye who specializes in reuniting families, trying to make amends for a loss in her own past.

Working out of her jewel box of an apartment at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge, Celine has made... Read More »

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Beneath the Mountain

A Novel
By Luca D'Andrea
Narrated by Charles Constant /  13 hours 21 minutes

In Luca D’Andrea’s atmospheric and brilliant thriller, set in a small mountain community in the majestic Italian Dolomites, an outsider must uncover the truth about a triple murder that has gone unsolved for thirty years.

New York City native Jeremiah Salinger is one half of a hot-shot documentary-making team. He and his partner, Mike, made a... Read More »

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The Lonely Hearts Hotel

A Novel
By Heather O'Neill
Narrated by Julia Whelan /  12 hours

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 BY THE BOSTON GLOBE AND THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

"So filled with vivid descriptions and complex characters that the reader's experience is virtually cinematic. . . Utterly compelling." – The Washington Post

A spellbinding story about two gifted orphans – in love with each other since they can remember – whose...
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The Women in the Castle

By Jessica Shattuck
Narrated by Cassandra Campbell /  12 hours 38 minutes

Three women, haunted by the past and the secrets they hold

Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined—an affecting, shocking, and ultimately redemptive novel from the author of the New... Read More »

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Setting Free the Kites

By Alex George
Narrated by Ari Fliakos /  8 hours 51 minutes

From the author of the “lyrical and compelling” (USA Today) novel A Good American comes a powerful story of two friends and the unintended consequences of friendship, loss, and hope.

For Robert Carter, life in his coastal Maine hometown is comfortably predictable. But in 1976, on his first day of eighth grade, he meets Nathan Tilly, who... Read More »

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The Most Dangerous Place on Earth

A Novel
By Lindsey Lee Johnson
Narrated by Cassandra Campbell /  10 hours 55 minutes

An unforgettable cast of characters is unleashed into a realm known for its cruelty—the American high school—in this captivating debut novel.

The wealthy enclaves north of San Francisco are not the paradise they appear to be, and nobody knows this better than the students of a local high school. Despite being raised with all the opportunities... Read More »

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Mississippi Blood

A Novel
By Greg Iles
Narrated by Scott Brick /  28 hours 8 minutes

The endgame is at hand for Penn Cage, his family, and the enemies bent on destroying them in this revelatory volume in the epic trilogy set in modern-day Natchez, Mississippi—Greg Iles’s epic tale of love and honor, hatred and revenge that explores how the sins of the past continue to haunt the present.

Shattered by grief and dreaming of... Read More »

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The Midnight Cool

By Lydia Peelle
Narrated by Don Hagen /  11 hours 1 minute

The Whiting Award—winning author of the story collection Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing delivers her enchanting debut novel, set in 1916 Tennessee: a rich and rewarding tale of two flawed yet endearing grifters who pursue women, wealth, and a surprisingly valuable commodity for the troops in Europe—mules.

A middle-aged Irish immigrant,... Read More »

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Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

A Novel
By Matthew Sullivan
Narrated by Madeleine Maby /  8 hours 59 minutes

When a bookshop patron commits suicide, his favorite store clerk must unravel the puzzle he left behind in this fiendishly clever debut novel from an award-winning short story writer.

Lydia Smith lives her life hiding in plain sight. A clerk at the Bright Ideas bookstore, she keeps a meticulously crafted existence among her beloved books,... Read More »

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The Hearts of Men

A Novel
By Nickolas Butler
Narrated by Adam Verner /  11 hours 56 minutes

Camp Chippewa, 1962. Nelson Doughty, age thirteen, social outcast and overachiever, is the Bugler, sounding the reveille proudly each morning. Yet this particular summer marks the beginning of an uncertain and tenuous friendship with a popular boy named Jonathan.

Over the years, Nelson, irrevocably scarred from the Vietnam War, becomes... Read More »

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The Girl Before

A Novel
By JP Delaney
Narrated by Emilia Fox, Finty Williams & Lise Aagaard Knudsen /  9 hours 58 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In the tradition of The Girl on the Train, The Woman in Cabin 10, and Gone Girl comes an enthralling psychological thriller that spins one woman’s seemingly good fortune, and another woman’s mysterious fate, through a kaleidoscope of duplicity, death, and deception.

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY RON... Read More »

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The Dry

A Novel
By Jane Harper
Narrated by Stephen Shanahan /  9 hours 41 minutes

*INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*

*Winner of the CWA's Gold Dagger Award*

“A breathless page-turner, driven by the many revelations Ms. Harper dreams up…You’ll love [her] sleight of hand…A secret on every page.” —The New York Times

“One of the most stunning debuts I've ever read… Every word is near perfect.” —David Baldacci

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The Vanishing Season

By Joanna Schaffhausen
Narrated by Lauren Fortgang /  8 hours 57 minutes

Ellery Hathaway knows a thing or two about serial killers, but not through her police training. She's an officer in sleepy Woodbury, Massachusetts, where a bicycle theft still makes the newspapers. No one there knows she was once victim number seventeen in the grisly story of serial killer Francis Michael Coben. The only victim who lived.When... Read More »

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Into the Drowning Deep

By Mira Grant
Narrated by Christine Lakin /  17 hours 15 minutes

New York Times bestselling author Mira Grant, author of the renowned Newsflesh series, returns with a novel that takes us to a new world of ancient mysteries and mythological dangers come to life.

The ocean is home to many myths,

But some are deadly...

Seven years ago the Atargatis set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a... Read More »

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A Hundred Small Lessons

A Novel
By Ashley Hay
Narrated by Fiona Hardingham /  8 hours 48 minutes

From the author of the highly acclaimed The Railwayman’s Wife, called a “literary and literate gem” by Psychology Today, comes an emotionally resonant and profound new novel of two families, interconnected through the house that bears witness to their lives.

When Elsie Gormley leaves the Brisbane house in which she has lived for more than sixty... Read More »

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