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Summer 2018 Listening Survival Playlist

Let Watermark's Summer 2018 Listening Survival Playlist make your long days even more enjoyable. The list includes fiction and nonfiction, reads/listens both thrilling and thought-provoking. Perfect for a road trip or an afternoon at the beach.

My Ex-Life

A Novel
By Stephen McCauley
Narrated by George Newbern /  10 hours 9 minutes

From Stephen McCauley comes a long-anticipated audiobook about love, life, and friendship.

David Hedges’s life is coming apart at the seams. His job helping San Francisco rich kids get into the colleges of their (parents’) choice is exasperating; his younger boyfriend has left him; and the beloved carriage house he rents is being sold. His solace... Read More »

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The Overstory

By Richard Powers
Narrated by Suzanne Toren /  22 hours 58 minutes

A monumental novel about reimagining our place in the living world, by one of our most "prodigiously talented" novelists (New York Times Book Review). The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fable that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. An air force... Read More »

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Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)

By Min Jin Lee
Narrated by Allison Hiroto /  18 hours 15 minutes

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST * A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW TOP TEN OF THE YEAR * NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2017 *A USA TODAY TOP TEN OF 2017
Roxane Gay's Favorite Book of 2017, Washington Post
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER * USA TODAY BESTSELLER

In this gorgeous, page-turning saga, four generations of a poor... Read More »

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The Mars Room

A Novel
By Rachel Kushner
Narrated by Rachel Kushner /  9 hours 41 minutes

FEATURING ORIGINAL MUSIC BY SONIC YOUTH’S KIM GORDON!

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“Electrifying.” —Vanity Fair
“A page turner… The Mars Room is one of those books that enrage you even as they break your heart.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Brilliant and devastating… The Mars Room is a heartbreaking, true, and nearly flawless novel.” —NPR

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The Soul of America

The Battle for Our Better Angels
By Jon Meacham
Narrated by Fred Sanders & Jon Meacham /  10 hours 54 minutes

Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear.

Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America Meacham shows us how what Abraham Lincoln called the “better angels of... Read More »

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I'll Be Gone in the Dark

One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
By Michelle McNamara
Narrated by Gabra Zackman, Gillian Flynn & Patton Oswalt /  9 hours 45 minutes

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The haunting true story of the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade—and of the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case.

Introduction by Gillian Flynn • Afterword by Patton Oswalt

“A brilliant genre-buster.... Propulsive, can’t-stop-now reading.” ... Read More »

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Anything Is Possible

A Novel
By Elizabeth Strout
Narrated by Kimberly Farr /  8 hours 28 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An unforgettable cast of small-town characters copes with love and loss in this new work of fiction by #1 bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout.

Winner of The Story Prize • A Washington Post and New York Times Notable Book • One of USA Today’s top 10 books of the year

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Beartown

By Fredrik Backman
Narrated by Marin Ireland /  13 hours 11 minutes

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove returns with a dazzling, profound novel about a small town with a big dream—and the price required to make it come true.

People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an... Read More »

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Beautiful Animals

A Novel
By Lawrence Osborne
Narrated by Tim Campbell /  7 hours 47 minutes

On a hike during a white-hot summer break on the Greek island of Hydra, Naomi and Samantha make a startling discovery: a man named Faoud, sleeping heavily, exposed to the elements, but still alive. Naomi, the daughter of a wealthy British art collector who has owned a villa in the exclusive hills for decades, convinces Sam, a younger American... Read More »

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The Bright Hour

A Memoir of Living and Dying
By Nina Riggs & Kirby Heyborne
Narrated by Cassandra Campbell /  7 hours 33 minutes

* INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *

“Stunning…heartrending…this year’s When Breath Becomes Air.” —Nora Krug, The Washington Post

“Beautiful and haunting.” —Matt McCarthy, MD, USA TODAY

“Deeply affecting…simultaneously heartbreaking and funny.” —People (Book of the Week)

“Vivid, immediate.” —Laura Collins-Hughes, The Boston Globe

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A Conjuring of Light

A Novel
Shades of Magic: Book #3
By V. E. Schwab
Narrated by Kate Reading & Michael Kramer /  19 hours 2 minutes

Londons fall and kingdoms rise while darkness sweeps the Maresh Empire, and the fraught balance of magic blossoms into dangerous territory while heroes struggle. The direct sequel to A Gathering of Shadows, and the final audiobook in the Shades of Magic epic fantasy series, A Conjuring of Light sees the newly minted New York Times bestselling... Read More »

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Exit West

A Novel
By Mohsin Hamid
Narrated by Mohsin Hamid /  4 hours 41 minutes

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 MAN BOOKER PRIZE

FINALIST FOR THE 2017 KIRKUS PRIZE

A NEW YORK TIMES AND TIME MAGAZINE "BEST BOOK OF 2017"

“A breathtaking novel…[that] arrives at an urgent time.” –NPR.org

“It was as if Hamid knew what was going to happen to America and the world, and gave us a road map to our future… At once terrifying and … oddly...
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The Heart's Invisible Furies

A Novel
By John Boyne
Narrated by Stephen Hogan /  21 hours 8 minutes

Named Book of the MonthClub's Book of the Year, 2017
Selected one of New York Times Readers’ Favorite Books of 2017

From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Boy In the Striped Pajamas, a sweeping, heartfelt saga about the course of one man's life, beginning and ending in post-war Ireland

Cyril Avery is not a real Avery -- or at... Read More »

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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

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

"Disturbing and riveting...It will sear your soul." Dave Eggers, New York Times Book Review

SHELF AWARENESS'S BEST BOOK OF 2017

Named a best book of the year by Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, GQ, Time, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly, Time Magazine, NPR's...
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The Last Castle

The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home
By Denise Kiernan
Narrated by Denise Kiernan /  10 hours 18 minutes

From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Girls of Atomic City comes the fascinating true story behind the magnificent Gilded Age mansion Biltmore—the largest, grandest residence ever built in the United States.

Orphaned at a young age, Edith Stuyvesant Dresser claimed lineage from one of New York’s best known families. She grew up in... Read More »

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Men Without Women

Stories
By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel & Ted Goossen
Narrated by Kirby Heyborne /  7 hours 17 minutes

A dazzling new collection of short stories--the first major new work of fiction from the beloved, internationally acclaimed, Haruki Murakami since his #1 best-selling Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.

Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find... Read More »

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The Novel of the Century

The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Misérables
By David Bellos
Narrated by David Bellos /  12 hours 20 minutes

Putting a century of scholarship on one of the world's most enduring popular novels into accessible, narrative form, this new approach to a classic of world literature is written for a wide general readership. Packed full of information about the book's origins and later career on stage and screen, The Novel of the Century brings to life the... Read More »

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Our Short History

A Novel
By Lauren Grodstein
Narrated by Karen White /  10 hours 27 minutes

Karen Neulander, a successful New York political consultant, has always been fiercely protective of her son, Jacob, now six. She's had to be: when Jacob's father, Dave, found out Karen was pregnant and made it clear that fatherhood wasn't in his plans, Karen walked out of the relationship, never telling Dave her intention was to raise their... Read More »

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Prussian Blue

A Bernie Gunther Novel
A Bernie Gunther Novel: Book #12
By Philip Kerr
Narrated by John Lee /  17 hours 50 minutes

When his cover is blown, former Berlin bull and unwilling SS officer Bernie Gunther must re-enter a cat-and-mouse game that continues to shadow his life a decade after Germany’s defeat in World War 2...

The French Riviera, 1956: Bernie’s old and dangerous adversary Erich Mielke, deputy head of the East German Stasi, has turned up in Nice—and... Read More »

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Traveling with Ghosts

A Memoir
By Shannon Leone Fowler
Narrated by Rachel Dulude /  9 hours 38 minutes

In the summer of 2002, Shannon Leone Fowler, a twenty-eight-year-old marine biologist, was backpacking with her fiancé and love of her life, Sean. Sean was a tall, blue-eyed, warmhearted Australian, and he and Shannon planned to return to Australia after their excursion to Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand. Their plans, however, were devastatingly derailed... Read More »

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