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Kristen's and Len's Audio Picks

As the owners of Tattered Cover, we love audiobooks almost as much as we love printed books. This list, in no particular order, contains just a few of the many digital audio we've listened to and enjoyed via Libro.FM. We hope you'll enjoy them, too.

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A Very Large Expanse of Sea

By Tahereh Mafi
Narrated by: Priya Ayyar
Length: 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 »

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The Dharma Bums

By Jack Kerouac
Narrated by: Ethan Hawke
Length: 7 hours 16 minutes

The Dharma Bums

“ 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.”

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

By Douglas Adams
Narrated by: Stephen Fry
Length: 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 Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy!

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

It’s an ordinary Thursday... Read more »

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Daisy Jones & The Six

A Novel

By Taylor Jenkins Reid
Narrated by: Jennifer Beals, Benjamin Bratt, Judy Greer & Pablo Schreiber
Length: 9 hours 3 minutes

Daisy Jones & The Six

“If you’re a huge audiobook fan like me, you must listen to Daisy Jones & The Six. The book is written as an oral history and is read by an entire cast of top notch readers and actors. I felt like I was listening to an amazing 70s rock & roll documentary, it felt so real that I even looked up the band online to make sure it was truly fiction. This book is about a band’s rise to stardom and everything that comes with it: sex, drugs, rock & roll, smashing of egos, the pain of creativity, and amazing song writing. ”

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Dumplin'

Dumplin’: Book #1

By Julie Murphy
Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
Length: 9 hours 1 minutes

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 »

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Born Standing Up

A Comic's Life

By Steve Martin
Narrated by: Steve Martin
Length: 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 »

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Sadie

A Novel

By Courtney Summers
Narrated by: Dan Bittner, Fred Berman, Gabra Zackman & Rebecca Soler
Length: 7 hours 57 minutes

Sadie

“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.”

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Redemption Road

A Novel

By John Hart
Narrated by: Scott Shepherd
Length: 15 hours 16 minutes

Redemption Road

“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.”

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Born to Run

By Bruce Springsteen
Narrated by: Bruce Springsteen
Length: 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 »

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter: Book #1

By J. K. Rowling
Narrated by: Jim Dale
Length: 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 »

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The Hate U Give

By Angie Thomas
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 11 hours 40 minutes

The Hate U Give

“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.”

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Dry

By Neal Shusterman & Jarrod Shusterman
Narrated by: Neal Shusterman, Jarrod Shusterman, Jenni Barber, Noah Galvin, Michael Crouch & Kivlighan De Montebello
Length: 11 hours 6 minutes

Dry

“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!”

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Ready Player One

By Ernest Cline
Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
Length: 15 hours 39 minutes

Ready Player One

“If you are at all into video games or the 1980's you are going to love Ready Player One. In a future where people often prefer to live in virtual reality than the real world, the man who invented The Oasis is one of the most famous people in the world. Inside the Oasis you can travel from planet to planet, go to school and live out your wildest dreams. But when he dies and leaves his fortune to whoever can find his "easter egg" hidden inside The Oasis - the challenge begins. I'm not even a huge fan of video games and thought this book was a lot of fun. I listened to the audio book read by Wil Wheaton which was great.”

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The Lost City of the Monkey God

A True Story

By Douglas Preston
Narrated by: Bill Mumy
Length: 10 hours 29 minutes

The Lost City of the Monkey God

“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. ”

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A Life Well Played

My Stories

By Arnold Palmer
Narrated by: Rich Lerner & Arnold Palmer
Length: 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 »

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