A Very Large Expanse of Sea
By Tahereh Mafi
Narrated by Priya Ayyar / 6 hours 43 minutes
A National Book Award Longlist title!
From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Shatter Me series comes a powerful, heartrending contemporary novel about fear, first love, and the devastating impact of prejudice.
It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like... Read More »
The Dharma Bums
By Jack Kerouac
Narrated by Ethan Hawke / 7 hours 16 minutes
“ This book is one of those works where it's even better read aloud, the rhythm of the words lending itself well to the narrative. You feel the rhythm of the train cars that Smith hitches rides on, you feel the pulse of the parties where they drink and discuss philosophy until dawn, and you're struck especially by the poetry, which hits much harder than if you were to read it silently to yourself sitting quietly at home. A romping story about seeking, finding, and then setting out to seek again, the Dharma Bums is a unique look at America during the Beat Era, and a self-portrait of the author who lived it.”Spenser, Page 1 Books
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Narrated by Stephen Fry / 5 hours 51 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Extremely funny . . . inspired lunacy . . . [and] over much too soon.”—The Washington Post Book World
SOON TO BE A HULU SERIES • Now celebrating the pivotal 42nd anniversary of the original radio show on which the book was based.
Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read
Seconds... Read More »
Daisy Jones & The Six
Narrated by Jennifer Beals, Benjamin Bratt, Judy Greer & Pablo Schreiber / 9 hours 3 minutes
“The story of a band that experiences a meteoric rise and then comes apart. A great listen - the cast is fantastic. I wonder whether I would have enjoyed reading it as much as I did listening because the cast does such a great job.”Kathy, Belmont Books
Dumplin’: Book #1
By Julie Murphy
Narrated by Eileen Stevens / 9 hours 1 minute
Now a popular Netflix feature film, starring Jennifer Aniston, Danielle Macdonald, and Dove Cameron, as well as a soundtrack from Dolly Parton!
The #1 New York Times bestseller and feel-good YA of the year—about Willowdean Dixon, the fearless, funny, and totally unforgettable heroine who takes on her small town’s beauty pageant.
Self-proclaimed... Read More »
Born Standing Up
A Comic's Life
By Steve Martin
Narrated by Steve Martin / 4 hours 3 minutes
The Emmy and Grammy Award–winner’s candid, spectacularly amusing memoir of his years in stand-up. Nominated for the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album!
In the mid-seventies, Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene. By 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. In 1981 he quit forever. Born Standing Up is, in... Read More »
Narrated by Dan Bittner, Fred Berman, Gabra Zackman & Rebecca Soler / 7 hours 57 minutes
“This book made me cry. I felt so deeply for Sadie as she goes in search of the man who hurt her sister. Sadie goes on a journey from place to place, fighting against her severe stutter along the way, all to find one man. I think the framing of this story was PERFECT. The author splits the narrative between a radio presenter, West McCray, as he investigates Sadie’s disappearance, and the first person perspective of Sadie herself, as she hunts down her sister’s killer. If you like gripping, emotional reads, don't miss this one.”Heather, The Owl Books & Brew
By John Hart
Narrated by Scott Shepherd / 15 hours 16 minutes
“Hart weaves several plotlines together in this masterful crime novel: the former cop serving hard time for a crime he didn't commit; the son who awaits the release of his mother's killer; the girl whose brutal attackers were tortured and assassinated; and Liz, the cop at the heart of all of these stories, who is, herself, wanted by the police. Like the best crime dramas, there are characters to love, characters to hate, outcomes to root for, and a resolution that readers will not foresee. This book should put John Hart on every reader's radar.”Jill Miner, Saturn Booksellers
Born to Run
Narrated by Bruce Springsteen / 18 hours 12 minutes
The revelatory and wildly bestselling memoir by legendary rock star Bruce Springsteen: “Glorious…a philosophically rich ramble through a rock ’n roll life…It’s the lyric he was born to write” (USA TODAY, 4 out of 4 stars).
Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life. The result is... Read More »
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter: Book #1
Narrated by Jim Dale / 8 hours 33 minutes
"Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger and a snake surrounding a large letter 'H'."
Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a... Read More »
The Hate U Give
By Angie Thomas
Narrated by Bahni Turpin / 11 hours 40 minutes
“This bestselling, powerful young adult novel about social justice and one teen girl's effort to fight for what is right, will leave you breathless. The narration by Bahni Turpin is hands down the best I've ever heard. This is such an important book it should be required reading for life in general. Or listening. Definitely listening.”Kristen, Tattered Cover
Narrated by Neal Shusterman, Jarrod Shusterman, Jenni Barber, Noah Galvin, Michael Crouch & Kivlighan De Montebello / 11 hours 6 minutes
“Dry by Neal Shusterman is frightening it its reality. Set in modern day California with a simple thought—what if southern California were to wake up one day, turn on the water faucet to discover that there was NO WATER in the taps. Not absurd at all. Shusterman takes us through a week of “TAP OUT” with a cast of teens in which we see the very best and the very worst of humanity. Enough humor and kindness are interjected to relive some of the tension, but the ugly side of mankind is shown as well. Chilling and very realistic!”Phyllis, Wellesley Books
Ready Player One
By Ernest Cline
Narrated by Wil Wheaton / 15 hours 39 minutes
“When it comes to listening to an audio book, I have to be drawn to the narrator’s voice almost if not more than the actual story. The way a narrator speaks really makes or breaks a story for me. Wil Wheaton made this story for me! He brought new life to a story I was already in love with. Wheaton made Wade Watts come to life, and was able to bring out the obsessiveness in Wade’s voice when it came to Halliday and 80’s pop-culture. Wheaton is the only person that could ever be Wade Watts for me. This is one audio book that I know I will go back to again and again.”Victoria, Mysterious Galaxy Books
The Lost City of the Monkey God
A True Story
Narrated by Bill Mumy / 10 hours 29 minutes
“This true account of the search for the fabled Ciudad Blanca in the remote rain forests of Honduras, is part archeology adventure, part history, and part treatise on pandemics of the past, present, and future. It reads like a novel, and is highly recommended for anyone who loves great narrative nonfiction like Devil in the White City, Shadow Divers, or In the Heart of the Sea. ”Len, Tattered Cover
A Life Well Played
Narrated by Rich Lerner & Arnold Palmer / 5 hours 41 minutes
This program opens with an introduction read by Arnold Palmer and is narrated by Rich Lerner of the Golf Channel.
"This wasn’t a “job” for me. This was a true privilege, because Arnold Palmer’s story is important, and not simply because he’s an American icon. His story’s an inspiration, even a guide for all of us on how to live “a life well... Read More »