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“The Bear and the Nightingale is an enchanting mix of fairy tale, fantasy, and historical fiction set in medieval Russia. Nestled between the northern wilderness and civilization is a village where old and new traditions live side by side. Vasya, the last daughter of Pyotr and Marina, is born on the howling winds of autumn. Different from the others in her village, she is destined to be like her grandmother and is gifted with powers by birthright. As time goes by, Vasya is tested. Caught in the conflict between the old spirits and the new religion, Vasya must do everything in her power to save her family and village. Arden's novel is the rich, mesmerizing fairy tale you've been waiting for!”Jennifer Steele, Boswell Book Company
By: Yara Zgheib
Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
Length: 7 hours 48 minutes
"[Narrator Saskia Maarleveld's] tour de force reading perfectly encapsulates Anna’s anxieties, shame, and overwhelming guilt at failing to achieve perfection" — Booklist, starred review
**A People Pick for Best New Books**
Yara Zgheib’s poetic and poignant debut novel is a haunting portrait of a young woman’s struggle with anorexia on an... Read More »
By: John Hart
Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
Length: 14 hours 21 minutes
"The story is greatly enhanced by narrator Jeremy Bobb. No character is too small for Bobb's vocal attention...A great example of a riveting story enhanced by a creative, consistent narration." — AudioFile Magazine
The only writer in history to win consecutive Edgar Awards for Best Novel, New York Times bestselling author John Hart returns to the... Read More »
By: John David Anderson
Narrated by: Cassandra Morris
Length: 7 hours 25 minutes
From the author of beloved novels Ms. Bixby’s Last Day and Posted comes a hilarious, heartfelt, and unforgettable novel about a fairy-in-training.
Everyone who wishes upon a star, or a candle, or a penny thrown into a fountain knows that you’re not allowed to tell anyone what you’ve wished for. But even so, there is someone out there who hears... Read More »
By: Robin MacArthur
Narrated by: Suzanne Elise Freeman
Length: 9 hours 3 minutes
In this evocative first novel, a young woman returns to her rural Vermont hometown in the wake of a devastating storm to search for her missing mother and unravel a powerful family secret.
It’s August 2011, and Tropical Storm Irene has just wreaked havoc on Vermont, flooding rivers and destroying homes. One thousand miles away—while tending bar... Read More »
By: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Narrated by: January LaVoy
Length: 1 hour 1 minute
New York Times Best Seller
A Skimm Reads Pick
An NPR Best Book of 2017
From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today--written as a letter to a friend.
A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking her how to raise... Read More »
By: Affinity Konar
Narrated by: Vanessa Johansson
Length: 10 hours 56 minutes
A New York Times Notable Book
An Amazon Best Book of the Year
A Barnes & Noble Discover Pick
An Indie Next Pick
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A Flavorwire Best Book of the Year
An Elle Best Book of the Year
"One of the most harrowing, powerful, and imaginative books of the year" (Anthony Doerr) about twin sisters fighting to survive the... Read More »
By: Alix E. Harrow
Narrated by: January LaVoy
Length: 12 hours 20 minutes
In the early 1900s, a young woman embarks on a fantastical journey of self-discovery after finding a mysterious book in this captivating and lyrical debut.
In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that... Read More »
By: Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Narrated by: Lisa Cordileone
Length: 5 hours 57 minutes
From the author of the New York Times bestseller Fish in a Tree comes a compelling story about perspective and learning to love the family you have.
Delsie loves tracking the weather--lately, though, it seems the squalls are in her own life. She's always lived with her kindhearted Grammy, but now she's looking at their life with new eyes and... Read More »
By: Elliot Reed
Narrated by: Michael Crouch
Length: 6 hours 4 minutes
For fans of Mark Haddon, Tony Earley, and Jonathan Safran Foer, an epic tale of boyhood from an unforgettable new voice.
"Disorienting, weirdly wise, indescribably transparent, impossibly recognizable. Fun, too." —Joy Williams
A Key to Treehouse Living is the adventure of William Tyce, a boy without parents, who grows up near a river... Read More »
By: Lauren James
Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
Length: 7 hours 37 minutes
A surprising and gripping sci-fi thriller with a killer twist
The daughter of two astronauts, Romy Silvers is no stranger to life in space. But she never knew how isolating the universe could be until her parents’ tragic deaths left her alone on the Infinity, a spaceship speeding away from Earth.
Romy tries to make the best of her lonely... Read More »
By: Sheba Karim
Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
Length: 7 hours 59 minutes
Three Pakistani-American teenagers, on a trip through the land of pork ribs, mechanical bulls, and Confederate flags. It’s going to be quite an adventure.
The summer after her freshman year of college, Mariam is looking forward to working and hanging out with her best friends: irrepressible and beautiful Ghazala, and religious but closeted... Read More »
By: Greg van Eekhout
Narrated by: James Fouhey
Length: 4 hours 1 minute
Five robots. One unforgettable journey. Their programming will never be the same.
Wall-E meets The Wild Robot in this middle grade instant classic about five robots on a mission to rescue their inventor from the corporation that controls them all.
Cog looks like a normal twelve-year-old boy. But his name is short for “cognitive development,” and... Read More »
By: Laurel Snyder
Narrated by: Imani Parks
Length: 8 hours 27 minutes
“This book is a treasure—a touching story of friendship, loss, and finding beauty in the everyday, with characters who stay with you long after you’ve turned the final page. I absolutely loved it.”—R. J. Palacio, New York Times bestselling author of Wonder
Laurel Snyder, author of Orphan Island, returns with another unforgettable story of the... Read More »
By: Jamie Brenner
Narrated by: Karissa Vacker
Length: 12 hours
An unexpected inheritance, a promise broken, and four lives changed forever: discover "the gold standard of summertime escapism" from USA Today bestselling author Jamie Brenner (Elin Hilderbrand).
Summer has started in idyllic Sag Harbor, and for Emma Mapson that means greeting guests at the front desk of The American Hotel. But when one of... Read More »
By: Claire Adam
Narrated by: Obi Abili
Length: 7 hours 7 minutes
A deeply affecting debut novel set in Trinidad, following the lives of a family as they navigate impossible choices about scarcity, loyalty, and love
WINNER OF THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE • “Golden Child is a stunning novel written with force and beauty. Though true to herself, Adam's work stands tall beside icons of her tradition like V.S.... Read More »
By: Rabeah Ghaffari
Narrated by: Rabeah Ghaffari
Length: 9 hours 16 minutes
The year is 1979. The Iranian Revolution is just around the corner, as is a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse. Meanwhile, in the northeastern city of Naishapur, a retired judge and his wife, Bibi, run an ancient orchard, growing apples, plums, peaches, and sour cherries, and looking after several generations of family members. The days here are... Read More »
By: Sohaila Abdulali
Narrated by: Sohaila Abdulali
Length: 5 hours 56 minutes
After surviving gang-rape at seventeen in Mumbai, Sohaila Abdulali was indignant about the deafening silence that followed and wrote a fiery piece about the perception of rape—and rape victims—for a women's magazine. Thirty years later, with no notice, her article reappeared and went viral in the wake of the 2012 fatal gang-rape in New Delhi,... Read More »
By: Jon McGregor
Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham, Justine Eyre, Sarah Nichols, Tim Gerard Reynolds, Ralph Lister & Simon Vance
Length: 3 hours 17 minutes
Returning us to the extraordinary territory of Jon McGregor's Man Booker Prize long-listed novel Reservoir 13, The Reservoir Tapes take us deep into the heart of an English village that is trying to come to terms with what has happened on its watch.
A teenage girl has gone missing. The whole community has been called upon to join the search. And... Read More »
By: Sam Graham-Felsen
Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
Length: 9 hours 5 minutes
A coming-of-age novel about race, privilege, and the struggle to rise in America, written by a former Obama campaign staffer and propelled by an exuberant, unforgettable narrator.
“A riot of language that’s part hip-hop, part nerd boy, and part pure imagination.”—The Boston Globe
Boston, 1992. David Greenfeld is one of the few white kids at the... Read More »
By: E. Lockhart
Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
Length: 6 hours 42 minutes
"A brilliant, twisty thriller--I loved it!" —KAREN M. MCMANUS, bestselling author of One of Us is Lying
From the author of We Were Liars, which John Green called "utterly unforgettable," comes a mind-bending, New York Times bestselling thriller told in reverse.
"Compulsively readable." —Entertainment Weekly
"An addictive and shocking feminist... Read More »
By: Deepak Chopra, Kabir Sehgal & Paul Avgerinos
Narrated by: Deepak Chopra
Length: 2 hours 7 minutes
The United States is composed of and built by immigrants, and it has been a beacon to those in search of a new life for hundreds of years.
HOME is a collection of thirty-four poems and twelve songs inspired by a diverse group of immigrants who have made significant contributions to the United States. From Yo-Yo Ma to... Read More »
By: Nickolas Butler
Narrated by: Adam Verner
Length: 11 hours 56 minutes
Camp Chippewa, 1962. Nelson Doughty, age thirteen, social outcast and overachiever, is the Bugler, sounding the reveille proudly each morning. Yet this particular summer marks the beginning of an uncertain and tenuous friendship with a popular boy named Jonathan.
Over the years, Nelson, irrevocably scarred from the Vietnam War, becomes... Read More »
By: Will Schwalbe
Narrated by: Jeff Harding
Length: 7 hours 3 minutes
From the author of the beloved New York Times best-selling The End of Your Life Book Club, an inspiring and magical exploration of the power of books to shape our lives in an era of constant connectivity.
Why is it that we read? Is it to pass time? To learn something new? To escape from reality? For Will Schwalbe, reading is a way to entertain... Read More »
By: Marina Abramovic
Narrated by: Marina Abramovic
Length: 14 hours 55 minutes
“I had experienced absolute freedom—I had felt that my body was without boundaries, limitless; that pain didn’t matter, that nothing mattered at all—and it intoxicated me.”
In 2010, more than 750,000 people stood in line at Marina Abramović’s MoMA retrospective for the chance to sit across from her and communicate with her nonverbally in an... Read More »