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
Killers of the Flower Moon
The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
By David Grann
Narrated by Will Patton, Ann Marie Lee & Danny Campbell / 9 hours 4 minutes
“In "Killers of the Flower Moon", David Grann recounts the tragic tale of the Osage Indian Nations decimation and deceit at the hands of their government appointed guardians. Motivated by money, morally corrupt and masterfully manipulative, the true role of these benevolent benefactors, perpetrators of mass murder, is still a mystery today. Granns detailed, yet deeply disturbing detective work, back to the birth of the FBI and the rise of J. Edgar Hoover, unveils an unimaginable injustice overlooked for 85 years. Let’s not allow this atrocious act against the Osage to slip back into obscurity ever again.”Kristin, McLean & Eakin Booksellers
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
By Junot Díaz
Narrated by Lin-Manuel Miranda & Karen Olivo / 9 hours 52 minutes
Read by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony Award®-winning creator and star of the musical Hamilton, and Tony Award®-winning actress, Karen Olivo. This brilliant narration adds another layer of lyricism and depth to this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic novel.
Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican... Read More »
Don't Tell Me You're Afraid
Narrated by Adjoa Andoh / 7 hours 36 minutes
Based on a remarkable true story, an unforgettable Somali girl risks her life on the migrant journey to Europe to run in the Olympic Games
At eight years of age, Samia lives to run. She shares her dream with her best friend and neighbor, Ali, who appoints himself her "professional coach." Eight-year-old Ali trains her, times her, and pushes... Read More »
This Is How It Always Is
Narrated by Gabra Zackman / 10 hours 59 minutes
The Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick
*Named one of the top 10 books of 2017 by People Magazine*
“It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me think.” —Liane Moriarty, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies
This is how a family keeps a secret…and how that secret ends up keeping them.
This is how a family lives... Read More »
Children of Blood and Bone
Legacy of Orisha: Book #1
By Tomi Adeyemi
Narrated by Bahni Turpin / 17 hours 44 minutes
*This program is narrated by acclaimed reader Bahni Turpin, whose past work includes The Hate U Give and The Underground Railroad*
"Bahni Turpin's breathtaking narration of this exhilarating novel will keep listeners rooted to their seats, listening intently...an audiobook not to be missed." — AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner
In Children... Read More »
Girls Burn Brighter
By Shobha Rao
Narrated by Soneela Nankani / 11 hours 38 minutes
"Soneela Nankani narrates this painful coming-of-age story in a subdued style that draws even more sympathy from the listener...This is an expertly told story of survival, courage, and grit that fans of world literature will enjoy." - AudioFile Magazine
Girls Burn Brighter is a searing, electrifying debut audiobook set in India and America.... Read More »
As Brave As You
Narrated by Guy Lockard / 7 hours 1 minute
An American Library Association Notable Children’s Recording!
When two brothers decide to prove how brave they are, everything backfires—literally—in this piercing middle grade novel by the winner of the Coretta Scott King – Johnson Steptoe Award.
Genie’s summer is full of surprises. The first is that he and his big brother, Ernie, are leaving... Read More »
The Last Black Unicorn
Narrated by Tiffany Haddish / 6 hours 29 minutes
From stand-up comedian, actress, and breakout star of Girls Trip, Tiffany Haddish, comes The Last Black Unicorn, a sidesplitting, hysterical, edgy, and unflinching collection of (extremely) personal essays, as fearless as the author herself.
Growing up in one of the poorest neighborhoods of South Central Los Angeles, Tiffany learned to survive by... Read More »
Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
Narrated by Robin Wall Kimmerer / 16 hours 44 minutes
As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Robin Wall Kimmerer has spent a career learning how to ask questions of nature using the tools of science. As a Potawatomi woman, she learned from elders, family, and history that the Potawatomi, as well as a majority of other cultures indigenous to this land, consider plants and animals to be our... Read More »
When Dimple Met Rishi
Narrated by Sneha Mathan & Vikas Adam / 10 hours 45 minutes
Now that Dimple Shah has graduated, she's ready for a break from her family - especially from Mamma's inexplicable obsession with her finding the Ideal Indian Husband. Ugh. But Dimple knows that her mother must respect that she isn't interested in doing that right now - otherwise she wouldn't have paid for her to attend a summer program for... Read More »
The Underground Railroad (Oprah's Book Club)
Narrated by Bahni Turpin / 10 hours 43 minutes
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South
Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially... Read More »
By Mohsin Hamid
Narrated by Mohsin Hamid / 4 hours 41 minutes
“Exit West will take your breath away as it magically weaves together a story of falling in love while the world falls apart. Spirited Nadia captures the heart of the thoughtful Saeed, but as their different paths in life converge, ordinary life gives way to the insults of war. Mohsin Hamid conveys the story of these young refugees with tenderness, humanizing the horrors that we too often see as merely headlines. As chaos touches so many lives around the globe, Hamid writes eloquently of the beauty found in our struggle to survive. This is more than a timely story; this is a remarkable work of art.”Luisa Smith, Book Passage
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
Narrated by Kyla Garcia / 9 hours 40 minutes
National Book Award Finalist!
Instant New York Times Bestseller!
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian meets Jane the Virgin in this poignant but often laugh-out-loud funny contemporary YA about losing a sister and finding yourself amid the pressures, expectations, and stereotypes of growing up in a Mexican-American home.
Perfect... Read More »
Mambo in Chinatown
By Jean Kwok
Narrated by Angela Lin / 3 hours 52 minutes
From the bestselling author of Girl in Translation, a novel about a young woman torn between her family duties in Chinatown and her escape into the world of ballroom dancing.
Twenty-two-year-old Charlie Wong grew up in New York’s Chinatown, the older daughter of a Beijing ballerina and a noodle maker. Though an ABC (America-born Chinese),... Read More »
Narrated by Kim Mai Guest / 8 hours 18 minutes
A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER
From Richelle Mead, the #1 internationally bestselling author of Vampire Academy and Bloodlines, comes a breathtaking new fantasy perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo, Laini Taylor and Sabaa Tahir.
"Fans of characters like Rose Hathaway and Sydney Sage will flock to this impressive stand-alone novel."
For as... Read More »
Call Me by Your Name
By André Aciman
Narrated by Armie Hammer / 7 hours 43 minutes
"...Hammer's voice is brimming with such melody that, if you listen to it long enough, you can probably get drunk off it." — Vulture.com
*Now a major motion picture from director Luca Guadagnino, starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet. Winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Adapted Screenplay*
Celebrate André Aciman's sensational novel with a... Read More »
Narrated by Kim Staunton / 10 hours 54 minutes
The first science fiction written by a Black woman, Kindred has become a cornerstone of Black American literature. This combination of slave memoir, fantasy, and historical fiction is a novel of rich literary complexity. Having just celebrated her 26th birthday in 1976 California, Dana, an African-American woman, is suddenly and inexplicably... Read More »
To All the Boys I've Loved Before
By Jenny Han
Narrated by Laura Knight Keating / 8 hours 21 minutes
Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control in this heartfelt novel from the "New York Times "bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series.What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them...all at once?
Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren't love... Read More »
Emperor of the Eight Islands
Tale of the Shikanoko: Book #1
By Lian Hearn
Narrated by Neil Shah / 6 hours 26 minutes
In the opening pages of the action-packed Book One of Lian Hearn's epic Tale of Shikanoko a future lord is dispossessed of his birthright by a scheming uncle, a mountain sorcerer imbues a mask with the spirit of a great stag for a lost young man, a stubborn father forces his son to give up his wife to his older brother, and a powerful priest... Read More »