By Ben Winters
Narrated by William DeMeritt / 9 hours 28 minutes
“Winters has managed to aim a giant magnifying glass at the problem of institutionalized racism in America in a way that has never been done before. This Orwellian allegory takes place in the present day but in a United States where Lincoln was assassinated before he ever became president, the Civil War never took place, and slavery still exists in four states, known as the Hard Four. In agile prose that manages to convey the darkest of humors, Winters tackles the most sensitive of issues such as the motivations of misguided white liberals involved in racial politics, the use of racial profiling, and the influence of racism on the very young. Underground Airlines is the most important book of the summer. Read it.”Kelly Justice, Fountain Bookstore
Alexander Hamilton - Abridged
By Ron Chernow
Narrated by Grover Gardner / 11 hours 34 minutes
A New York Times Bestseller, and the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton!
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, inspired, scandalized, and shaped the newborn nation.
In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, Ron... Read More »
Welcome to Night Vale
Narrated by Cecil Baldwin, Dylan Marron, Retta, Therese Plummer & Dan Bittner / 12 hours 1 minute
From the creators of the wildly popular Welcome to Night Vale podcast comes an imaginative mystery of appearances and disappearances that is also a poignant look at the ways in which we all struggle to find ourselves...no matter where we live.
"Hypnotic and darkly funny. . . . Belongs to a particular strain of American gothic that encompasses The... Read More »
The Last Wish
Introducing the Witcher
Narrated by Peter Kenny / 10 hours 17 minutes
The New York Times bestselling introduction to the Witcher series that inspired the Witcher video games.
*Look out for Season of Storms in May 2018*
Geralt is a witcher.
Yet he is no ordinary killer-for-hire.
His sole purpose: to destroy the monsters that plague the world.
But not everything monstrous-looking is evil and not everything fair is... Read More »
The View from the Cheap Seats
By Neil Gaiman
Narrated by Neil Gaiman / 15 hours 29 minutes
“I must be one of the few people to love Neil Gaiman most for his nonfiction. Over the years, I've scoured the shelves and online for his speeches, his introductions, his forewords, even his tweets and blog posts, so this book is a thing of wonder. Filled to bursting with his humor, wisdom, and hope, all articulated in the thoughtful, generous prose we know and love, The View From the Cheap Seats will keep you company, give you solace, and help you think deeper, smile harder, and breathe easier.”Serena Longo, Harvard Book Store
The Waking Fire
The Draconis Memoria
The Draconis Memoria: Book #1
By Anthony Ryan
Narrated by Steven Brand / 22 hours 31 minutes
The New York Times bestselling Raven’s Shadow Trilogy was a perfect read for “fans of broadscale epic fantasy along the lines of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series and George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire novels.”* Now, Anthony Ryan begins a new saga, The Draconis Memoria...
Throughout the vast lands controlled by the Ironship Trading... Read More »
A Hundred Thousand Worlds
By Bob Proehl
Narrated by MacLeod Andrews / 12 hours 47 minutes
“Nine-year-old Alex and his mom Valerie - the ex-star of a superhero TV show -- make their way across the country, Comic-Con by Comic-Con, toward a future of inevitable loss. They visit the fallen heroes, wise women, and wizards of pen-and-ink who have all shaped the story of their lives. Pushed and pulled by so many other people's stories, can Alex and Valerie learn to write their own?”Cat Nichols, Bookshop Santa Cruz
By Neil Gaiman
Narrated by Neil Gaiman / 6 hours 24 minutes
Young Tristran Thorn will do anything to win the cold heart of beautiful Victoria—even fetch her the star they watch fall from the night sky. But to do so, he must enter the unexplored lands on the other side of the ancient wall that gives their tiny village its name. Beyond that old stone wall, Tristran learns, lies Faerie—where nothing, not... Read More »
Notes from a Loud Woman
By Lindy West
Narrated by Lindy West / 6 hours 9 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY:
NPR, ESQUIRE, The LA Times, and NEWSWEEK
WINNER OF THE STRANGER GENIUS AWARD
Shrill is an uproarious memoir, a feminist rallying cry in a world that thinks gender politics are tedious and that women, especially feminists, can't be funny.
Coming of age in a culture that demands women be... Read More »
By Neil Gaiman
Narrated by Lenny Henry / 10 hours 2 minutes
God is dead. Meet the kids.
When Fat Charlie's dad named something, it stuck. Like calling Fat Charlie "Fat Charlie." Even now, twenty years later, Charlie Nancy can't shake that name, one of the many embarrassing "gifts" his father bestowed -- before he dropped dead on a karaoke stage and ruined Fat Charlie's life.
Mr. Nancy left Fat Charlie... Read More »