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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: L.S. Hilton
Narrated by: Emilia Fox
Length: 10 hours 20 minutes
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND THE PERFECT READ FOR FANS OF KILLING EVE
THE BEST OF SKIMM READS 2016
“One of this year’s most talked about novels.” —The Washington Post
“A twenty-first-century femme fatale as lethal as Tom Ripley and as seductive as Bacall.” —Vogue
A put-upon assistant at a prestigious London art house, Judith Rashleigh... Read More »
By: Lisa Scottoline
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
Length: 12 hours 41 minutes
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“Spellbinding. Another tour de force from Scottoline. It drew me in, in a single breath.” –Mary Kubica, bestselling author of The Good Girl
Christine Nilsson and her husband, Marcus, are desperate for a baby. Unable to conceive, they find themselves facing a... Read More »
By: M. R. Carey
Narrated by: Finty Williams
Length: 15 hours 30 minutes
In the aftermath of a devastating fire, a prisoner is offered one chance at redemption in this haunting supernatural suspense from the author of USA Today bestseller, The Girl With All the Gifts.
Fellside is a maximum security prison on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors. It's not the kind of place you'd want to end up. But it's where Jess... Read More »
By: Molly Prentiss
Narrated by: George Newbern
Length: 9 hours 43 minutes
“An intoxicating Manhattan fairy tale…As affecting as it is absorbing. A thrilling debut.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A vital, sensuous, edgy, and suspenseful tale of longing, rage, fear, compulsion, and love.” —Booklist (starred review)
A transcendent debut novel that follows a critic, an artist, and a desirous, determined young woman... Read More »
By: Ashley Hay
Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham & Steve West
Length: 8 hours 50 minutes
For fans of The Light Between Oceans, this “exquisitely written, true book of wonders” (Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize-winning author) explores the aftermath of World War II in an Australian seaside town, and the mysterious poem that changes the lives of those who encounter it.
In 1948, in a town overlooking the vast, blue ocean, Anikka Lachlan... Read More »
By: Bill Beverly
Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
Length: 10 hours 16 minutes
Dodgers is a dark, unforgettable coming-of-age journey that recalls the very best of Richard Price, Denis Johnson, and J.D. Salinger.
It is the story of a young LA gang member named East, who is sent by his uncle along with some other teenage boys—including East's hothead younger brother—to kill a key witness hiding out in Wisconsin. The journey... Read More »
By: Samantha Hunt
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell & Emily Woo Zeller
Length: 11 hours 24 minutes
A contemporary gothic from an author in the company of Kelly Link and Aimee Bender, Mr. Splitfoot tracks two women in two times as they march toward a mysterious reckoning.
Ruth and Nat are orphans, packed into a house full of abandoned children run by a religious fanatic. To entertain their siblings, they channel the dead. Decades later, Ruth’s... Read More »
By: Augusten Burroughs
Narrated by: Augusten Burroughs
Length: 8 hours 43 minutes
"Burroughs has lived this story, so his delivery perfectly matches the tone and pacing needed. Focusing on a series of failed relationships, Burroughs lets his voice rise in both tension and tenor as he analyzes the reasons, with help from analysis, that some relationships work and others are doomed by the personal quirks of both people." —... Read More »
By: Viola Shipman
Narrated by: Andi Arndt
Length: 8 hours 33 minutes
Lose yourself to the magic of The Charm Bracelet.
Through an heirloom charm bracelet, three women will rediscover the importance of family and a passion for living as each charm changes their lives.
On her birthday each year, Lolly’s mother gave her a charm, along with the advice that there is nothing more important than keeping family memories... Read More »
By: Jacquelyn Mitchard
Narrated by: George Newbern
Length: 12 hours 54 minutes
From Jacquelyn Mitchard, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Deep End of the Ocean, the “suspenseful, otherwordly, and nearly impossible to put down” (People) story about an unlikely hero whose life is transformed when he rescues a boy with an extraordinary gift.
Just hours after his wife and her entire family perish in the Christmas... Read More »
By: Jung Yun
Narrated by: Raymond Lee
Length: 8 hours 45 minutes
You can never know what goes on behind closed doors.
One of The Millions' Most Anticipated Books of the Year (Selected by Edan Lepucki)
Kyung Cho is a young father burdened by a house he can’t afford. For years, he and his wife, Gillian, have lived beyond their means. Now their debts and bad decisions are catching up with them, and Kyung is... Read More »
By: Tracy Chevalier
Narrated by: Hillary Huber, Mark Bramhall, Kirby Heyborne & Cassandra Morris
Length: 9 hours
“With impeccable research and flawless prose, Chevalier perfectly conjures the grandeur of the pristine Wild West . . . and the everyday adventurers—male and female—who were bold enough or foolish enough to be drawn to the unknown. She crafts for us an excellent experience.”
From internationally bestselling author Tracy Chevalier,... Read More »
By: Chris Pavone
Narrated by: Paul Michael
Length: 17 hours 9 minutes
A pulse-racing international thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Expats and The Accident
It’s 3:00am. Do you know where your husband is?
Meet Will Rhodes: travel writer, recently married, barely solvent, his idealism rapidly giving way to disillusionment and the worry that he’s living the wrong life. Then one night,... Read More »
By: Lisa Lutz
Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
Length: 8 hours 55 minutes
“A dead-serious thriller (with a funny bone)” (The New York Times Book Review), from the author of the New York Times bestselling Spellman Files series, comes the story of a woman who creates and sheds new identities as she crisscrosses the country to escape her past.
Forty-eight hours after leaving her husband’s body at the base of the stairs,... Read More »
By: Joshilyn Jackson
Narrated by: Joshilyn Jackson
Length: 11 hours 34 minutes
A fiercely independent divorce lawyer learns the power of family and connection when she receives a cryptic message from her estranged mother in this bittersweet, witty novel from the nationally bestselling author of Someone Else’s Love Story and gods in Alabama—an emotionally resonant tale about the endurance of love and the power of stories to... Read More »
By: Christina Henry
Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
Length: 8 hours 28 minutes
A mind-bending new novel inspired by the twisted and wondrous works of Lewis Carroll... In a warren of crumbling buildings and desperate people called the Old City, there stands a hospital with cinderblock walls which echo the screams of the poor souls inside. In the hospital, there is a woman. Her hair, once blond, hangs in tangles down her... Read More »
By: Aidan Donnelley Rowley
Narrated by: Erica Sullivan
Length: 11 hours 23 minutes
For fans of J. Courtney Sullivan, Meg Wolitzer, Claire Messud, and Emma Straub, a gorgeous and absorbing novel of a trio of confused souls struggling to find themselves and the way forward in their lives, set against the spectacular backdrop of contemporary New York City.
Set in the most magical parts of Manhattan—the Upper West Side, Central... Read More »
By: Ashley Warlick
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 10 hours 49 minutes
“Absolutely dazzling.” –Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife
“Filled with food and passion...If you love historical fiction, you'll fall hard for this one.” —Bustle.com
She’d made it sound as though her husband would be joining them for dinner. She’d made it sound that way on purpose, and then she arrived alone.
Los Angeles, 1934. Mary Frances... Read More »
By: Dawn Tripp
Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
Length: 12 hours 21 minutes
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • In a dazzling work of historical fiction in the vein of Nancy Horan’s Loving Frank, Dawn Tripp brings to life Georgia O’Keeffe, her love affair with photographer Alfred Stieglitz, and her quest to become an independent artist.
This is not a love story. If it were, we would have the same story. But he has his, and I have... Read More »
By: Sharon Guskin
Narrated by: David Pittu & Susan Bennett
Length: 11 hours 14 minutes
Noah wants to go home. A seemingly easy request from most four year olds. But as Noah's single-mother, Janie, knows, nothing with Noah is ever easy. One day the pre-school office calls and says Janie needs to come in to talk about Noah, and no, not later, now - and life as she knows it stops.
For Jerome Anderson, life as he knows it has... Read More »
By: Travis Mulhauser
Narrated by: Cassandra Morris & MacLeod Andrews
Length: 5 hours 57 minutes
With the heart, daring, and evocative atmosphere of Winter’s Bone and True Grit, and driven by the raw, whip-smart voice of Percy James, a blistering debut about a fearless sixteen-year old girl whose search for her missing mother leads to an unexpected discovery, and a life or death struggle in the harsh frozen landscape of the Upper Midwest.
As... Read More »
By: Richard Fifield
Narrated by: Kathleen Early
Length: 12 hours 17 minutes
This snappy, sassy redemption story set in small-town Montana is “a wild and crazy debut novel by a talented young writer” (Jackie Collins), filled with an uproarious and unforgettable cast of characters you won’t want to leave behind.Welcome to Quinn, Montana, population: 956. A town where nearly all of the volunteer firemen are named Jim,... Read More »
By: Sally Hepworth
Narrated by: Therese Plummer & Barrie Kreinik
Length: 9 hours 49 minutes
Anna Forster, in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease at only thirty-eight years old, knows that her family is doing what they believe to be best when they take her to Rosalind House, an assisted living facility. She also knows there's just one another resident her age, Luke. What she does not expect is the love that blossoms between her and... Read More »
By: Janice Y. K. Lee
Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
Length: 13 hours 16 minutes
"Raise a glass: The first great book-club novel of 2016 has arrived.” —USA Today, 4/4 stars
“A female, funny Henry James in Asia, Janice Y. K. Lee is vividly good on the subject of Americans abroad.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Sex and the City meets Lost in Translation.” —The Skimm
Janice Y. K. Lee’s New York Times bestselling debut, The... Read More »