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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: Catherynne M. Valente
Narrated by: Karis A. Campbell
Length: 4 hours 48 minutes
The lives of six female superheroes and the girlfriends of superheroes. A ferocious riff on women in superhero comics. From the New York Times bestselling author Catherynne Valente comes a series of linked stories from the points of view of the wives and girlfriends of superheroes, female heroes, and anyone who's ever been "refrigerated": comic... Read More »
By: Janet Peery
Narrated by: Juliana Francis Kelly
Length: 10 hours 7 minutes
Janet Peery’s first novel, The River Beyond the World, was a National Book Award finalist in 1996. Acclaimed for her gorgeous writing and piercing gaze into the hearts of people, Peery now returns with a new, unflinching audiobook, The Exact Nature of Our Wrongs.
On a summer evening in the blue-collar town of Amicus, Kansas, the Campbell family... Read More »
By: Eleanor Henderson
Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
Length: 17 hours 4 minutes
From New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Henderson, an audacious American epic set in rural Georgia during the years of the Depression and Prohibition.
Cotton County, Georgia, 1930: in a house full of secrets, two babies--one light-skinned, the other dark--are born to Elma Jesup, a white sharecropper’s daughter. Accused of her rape, field... Read More »
By: Ben Blum
Narrated by: Johnathan McClain
Length: 16 hours 2 minutes
"A gloriously good writer...Ranger Games is both surprising and moving...A memorable, novelistic account."—Jennifer Senior, New York Times
Intricate, heartrending, and morally urgent, Ranger Games is a crime story like no other
Alex Blum was a good kid, a popular high school hockey star from a tight-knit Colorado family. He had one goal in... Read More »
By: Gin Phillips
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 8 hours 3 minutes
One of the New York Times Book Review's Best Crime Novels of 2017
“Warning: you'll finish this in one sitting.” —TheSkimm
“Expertly made thriller . . . clever and irresistible.” —The New York Times
An electrifying novel about the primal and unyielding bond between a mother and her son, and the lengths she’ll go to protect him.
The zoo is nearly... Read More »
By: Christina Henry
Narrated by: Samuel Roukin
Length: 7 hours 31 minutes
The author of Alice takes readers through a dark tale of Peter Pan, who turns his best friend into his nemesis, Captain Hook. On an island lives a boy called Peter and his band of merry lost boys, young forever. That is, unless they get sick or killed by pirates or eaten by crocodiles or unless-inexplicably-they grow old. For some of them do... Read More »
By: Will Bardenwerper
Narrated by: Danny Campbell
Length: 7 hours 28 minutes
In the tradition of In Cold Blood and The Executioner’s Song, this haunting, insightful, and surprisingly intimate portrait of Saddam Hussein provides “a brief, but powerful, meditation on the meaning of evil and power” (USA TODAY).
The “captivating” (Military Times) The Prisoner in His Palace invites us to take a journey with twelve young... Read More »
By: Benjamin Black
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Length: 9 hours 57 minutes
Bestselling author Benjamin Black turns his eye to sixteenth century Prague and a story of murder, magic and the dark art of wielding extraordinary power/
"...outstandingly read by Simon Vance, whose versatility with voices and intonations brings the cast to life." — Fran Wood, NJ.com
Christian Stern, an ambitious young scholar and alchemist,... Read More »
By: Courtney Maum
Narrated by: Kristen Sieh
Length: 9 hours 43 minutes
“[A] warm-hearted tale of a woman reconfiguring her priorities.”—O, The Oprah Magazine
NPR, "Best Books of 2017"
Belletrist's Book Pick for June
New York Times Book Review, Editors' Choice
Glamour, "The 6 Juiciest Summer Reads”
New York Post, “The 29 Best Books of the Summer”
Huffington Post, “24 Incredible Books You Should Read This... Read More »
By: Katherine Heiny
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 10 hours 15 minutes
TheSkimm’s Best of Skimm Reads
NPR’s Guide to Great Reads
The Washington Post’s 50 Notable Works of Fiction of the Year
Minnesota Public Radio’s The Best Books to Give and Get: Fiction Picks of the Year
An uproarious novel ("Both heart-piercing and, crucially, very funny." —Louise Erdrich, The New York Times) from the celebrated author of Single,... Read More »
By: Erin Beaty
Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
Length: 11 hours 18 minutes
An obstinate girl who will not be married.
A soldier desperate to prove himself.
A kingdom on the brink of war.
With a sharp tongue and an unruly temper, Sage Fowler is not what they’d call a lady―which is perfectly fine with her. Deemed unfit for marriage, Sage is apprenticed to a matchmaker and tasked with wrangling other young ladies to be... Read More »
By: Bryn Chancellor
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Steven Jay Cohen, Sara Morsey, Xe Sands & Teri Schnaubelt
Length: 11 hours 52 minutes
“In this masterful performance, Bryn Chancellor explores the loss around which an entire community has calcified with humanity and wisdom. Chancellor digs deep in these pages, unearthing broken hearts, secrets, betrayals, passion and—most impressively—grace. What a joy to find a book that is both propulsive and perfectly composed.”—Cynthia... Read More »
By: Laura McBride & Will Damron
Narrated by: Joy Osmanski
Length: 11 hours 17 minutes
“If McBride is trying to prove—that if you change one life, you change the world—she succeeds magnificently.”—Booklist
From the author of the acclaimed novel We Are Called to Rise comes a “jewel of a novel” (BookPage) about four vivid and complicated women in Las Vegas whose lives become connected by secrets, courage, tragedies, and small acts... Read More »
By: Brian Van Reet
Narrated by: Andrew Eiden, Armando Duran & Nicol Zanzarella
Length: 9 hours 7 minutes
"The finest Iraq War novel yet written by an American"-- Wall Street Journal, 10 Best Novels of the Year
"An electrifying debut" (The Economist) that maps the blurred lines between good and evil, soldier and civilian, victor and vanquished.
Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence
It is April 2003. American forces have... Read More »
By: Lori Rader-Day
Narrated by: Hillary Huber
Length: 12 hours 14 minutes
From the award-winning author of Little Pretty Things comes this gripping, unforgettable tale of a mother's desperate search for a lost boy.Anna Winger can know people better than they know themselves with only a glance—at their handwriting. Hired out by companies wanting to land trustworthy employees and by the lovelorn hoping to fin Read More »d...
By: Dr. Willie Parker & Lisa Miller
Narrated by: Caz Harleaux
Length: 6 hours 10 minutes
In this “vivid and companionable memoir of a remarkable life” (The New Yorker), an outspoken, Christian reproductive justice advocate and abortion provider reveals his personal and professional journeys in an effort to seize the moral high ground on the question of choice and reproductive justice.
Dr. Willie Parker grew up in the Deep South,... Read More »
By: Claudia Gray
Narrated by: Nate Begle
Length: 11 hours 21 minutes
From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Lost Stars and Bloodline comes a thrilling sci-fi adventure that Kass Morgan, bestselling author of The 100 series, calls "startlingly original and achingly romantic...nothing short of masterful."
She's a soldier--Noemi Vidal is willing to risk anything to protect her planet, Genesis,... Read More »
By: Greg Iles
Narrated by: Scott Brick
Length: 28 hours 8 minutes
The endgame is at hand for Penn Cage, his family, and the enemies bent on destroying them in this revelatory volume in the epic trilogy set in modern-day Natchez, Mississippi—Greg Iles’s epic tale of love and honor, hatred and revenge that explores how the sins of the past continue to haunt the present.
Shattered by grief and dreaming of... Read More »
By: Susan Perabo
Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
Length: 9 hours 49 minutes
The breakout novel from the critically acclaimed author of the short story collections Who I Was Supposed to Be and Why They Run the Way They Do—when a middle school girl is abducted in broad daylight, a fellow student and witness to the crime copes with the tragedy in unforgettable ways.
What happens to the girl left behind?
A masked man with a... Read More »
By: Daniel Magariel
Narrated by: Gibson Frazier
Length: 3 hours 29 minutes
A “gripping and heartfelt” (The New York Times Book Review) story about two young brothers contending with the love they have for their abusive father, One of the Boys is “one of the most striking debut novels of the year” (Rolling Stone).
The three of them—a twelve-year-old boy, his older brother, their father—have won the war: the father’s term... Read More »
By: Meg Howrey
Narrated by: Mozhan Marno
Length: 10 hours 42 minutes
A brilliantly inventive novel about three astronauts training for the first-ever mission to Mars, an experience that will push the boundary between real and unreal, test their relationships, and leave each of them—and their families—changed forever.
“A transcendent, cross-cultural, and cross planetary journey into the mysteries of space and... Read More »
By: Colleen Oakley & Jonathan Todd Ross
Narrated by: Candace Thaxton & Kirby Heyborne
Length: 11 hours 38 minutes
Can you miss something you never had?
Jubilee Jenkins is no ordinary librarian. With a rare allergy to human touch, any skin-to-skin contact could literally kill her. But after retreating into solitude for nearly ten years, Jubilee’s decided to brave the world again, despite the risks. Armed with a pair of gloves, long sleeves, and her trusty... Read More »
By: Dan Chaon
Narrated by: Ari Fliakos, Edoardo Ballerini, Michael Crouch & Various
Length: 14 hours 54 minutes
Two sensational unsolved crimes—one in the past, another in the present—are linked by one man’s memory and self-deception in this chilling novel of literary suspense from National Book Award finalist Dan Chaon.
“We are always telling a story to ourselves, about ourselves.” This is one of the little mantras Dustin Tillman likes to share with his... Read More »
By: Kwame Alexander
Narrated by: Ruffin Prentiss
Length: 1 hour 6 minutes
A companion book to his bestselling and Newbery winning book The Crossover, The Playbook is Kwame Alexander's dynamic, sports-infused guide to life! You gotta know the rules to play the game. Ball is life. Take it to the hoop. Soar. What can we imagine for ourselves? What if we were the star players, moving and grooving through the game of life?... Read More »