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“Hum If You Don't Know the Words is a marvel. Set in South Africa in 1978, this is the story of Robin, a white child, and Beauty, a black mother, both of whom experience immense loss after the Soweto student uprising. Bianca Marais has written a book about apartheid - a book about tragedy, injustice, grief, and survival - that manages to sparkle with wit, warmth, and charming secondary characters. Readers will love this rare and rewarding gem.”Emilie Sommer, East City Bookshop
By: Amy Ephron
Narrated by: Laraine Newman
Length: 3 hours 28 minutes
In the tradition of Edward Eager and E.L. Konigsburg, a novel about the excitement—and the dangers—of wishing.
Tess and her brother, Max, are sent for the summer to their aunt’s sleepy village in the English countryside, where excitement is as rare as a good wifi signal. So when Tess stumbles upon an old brass key that unlocks an ornately carved... Read More »
By: Francine Prose
Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne & Nan McNamara
Length: 9 hours 16 minutes
The acclaimed New York Times bestselling author weaves an ingenious, darkly humorous, and brilliantly observant story that follows the exploits and intrigue of a constellation of characters affiliated with an off-off-off-off Broadway children’s musical.
Mister Monkey—a screwball children’s musical about a playfully larcenous pet chimpanzee—is the... Read More »
By: Joanna Cannon
Narrated by: Paula Wilcox
Length: 10 hours 59 minutes
Part coming-of-age novel, part mystery, The Trouble with Goats and Sheep is a quirky and utterly charming debut about a community in need of absolution and two girls learning what it means to belong.
England, 1976. Mrs. Creasy is missing and the Avenue is alive with whispers. The neighbors blame her sudden disappearance on the heat wave, but... Read More »
By: Erika Johansen
Narrated by: Polly Lee
Length: 19 hours 32 minutes
The thrilling conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Tearling trilogy.
In less than a year, Kelsea Glynn has transformed from a gawky teenager into a powerful monarch. As she has come into her own as the Queen of the Tearling, the headstrong, visionary leader has also transformed her realm. In her quest to end corruption and restore... Read More »
By: C. E. Morgan
Narrated by: George Newbern
Length: 23 hours 1 minute
Hellsmouth, an indomitable thoroughbred with the blood of Triple Crown winners in her veins, runs for the glory of the Forge family, one of Kentucky’s oldest and most powerful dynasties. Henry Forge has partnered with his daughter, Henrietta, in an endeavor of raw obsession: to breed the next superhorse, the next Secretariat. But when Allmon... 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: Sarah Gerard
Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
Length: 10 hours 4 minutes
Rising literary star and Los Angeles Times First Fiction Award finalist Sarah Gerard uses her experiences growing up along Florida’s gulf coast to illuminate the struggles of modern human survival—physical, emotional, environmental—through a collection of essays exploring intimacy, addiction, obsession, religion, homelessness, and incarceration. ... Read More »
By: Sady Doyle
Narrated by: Alex McKenna
Length: 7 hours 34 minutes
She’s everywhere once you start looking for her: the trainwreck.
She’s Britney Spears shaving her head, Whitney Houston saying, “crack is whack,” and Amy Winehouse, dying in front of millions. But the trainwreck is also as old (and as meaningful) as feminism itself.
From Mary Wollstonecraft—who, for decades after her death, was more famous for... Read More »
By: Douglas Adams
Narrated by: Douglas Adams
Length: 3 hours 1 minute
A Simon & Schuster audiobook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every listener. Read More »
By: Clemantine Wamariya & Elizabeth Weil
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 8 hours 59 minutes
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“The plot provided by the universe was filled with starvation, war and rape. I would not—could not—live in that tale.”
Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when her mother and father began to speak in whispers, when neighbors began to disappear, and when she heard the loud, ugly sounds her brother said were thunder.... Read More »
By: Michael Andreasen
Narrated by: Various
Length: 6 hours 54 minutes
An astonishing fiction debut from a UC Irvine MFA graduate and recent contributor to The New Yorker.
Bewitching and playful, with its feet only slightly tethered to the world we know, The Sea Beast Takes a Lover explores hope, love, and loss across a series of surreal landscapes and wild metamorphoses. Just because Jenny was born without a head... Read More »
By: Dawn Davies
Narrated by: Dawn Davies
Length: 7 hours 4 minutes
This program is read by the author
If you’re looking for a parenting audiobook, this is not it. This is not a treatise on how to be a mother.
This is an audiobook about a young girl who moves to a new town every couple of years; a misfit teenager who finds solace in a local music scene; an adrift twenty-something who drops out of college to pursue... Read More »
By: Thomas Pierce
Narrated by: Thomas Pierce & Kirsten Potter
Length: 9 hours 55 minutes
“Ridiculously good” (The New York Times) author Thomas Pierce's debut novel is a funny, poignant love story that answers the question: What happens after we die? (Lots of stuff, it turns out).
Jim Byrd died. Technically. For a few minutes. The diagnosis: heart attack at age thirty. Revived with no memory of any tunnels, lights, or angels, Jim... Read More »
By: Erling Kagge & Becky L. Crook
Narrated by: Atli Gunnarsson
Length: 2 hours 3 minutes
What is silence?
Where can it be found?
Why is it now more important than ever?
In 1993, Norwegian explorer Erling Kagge spent fifty days walking solo across Antarctica, becoming the first person to reach the South Pole alone, accompanied only by a radio whose batteries he had removed before setting out. In this book. an astonishing and... Read More »
By: Matthew Quick
Narrated by: R.C. Bray
Length: 5 hours 37 minutes
The New York Times bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook offers a timely novel featuring his most fascinating character yet, a Vietnam vet embarking on a quixotic crusade to track down his nemesis from the war.
After sixty-eight-year-old David Granger crashes his BMW, medical tests reveal a brain tumor that he readily attributes to... 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: 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: Brunonia Barry
Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
Length: 18 hours
Could a witch hunt happen again in Salem?
For readers of Deborah Harkness's A Discovery of Witches, New York Times bestselling author of The Lace Reader Brunonia Barry returns to Salem with this spellbinding new thriller, a complex brew of suspense, seduction and murder.
When a teenage boy dies suspiciously on Halloween night, Salem's chief of... Read More »
By: Cara Brookins
Narrated by: Cara Brookins
Length: 9 hours 54 minutes
"Brookins deftly narrates the extreme learning curve the family experienced during the construction process, while putting a family back together again." - Publishers Weekly
If you were inspired by Wild and Eat, Pray, Love, you’ll love this extraordinary true story of a woman taking the greatest risk of her life in order to heal from the... Read More »
By: Emma Flint
Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
Length: 10 hours 10 minutes
A WASHINGTON POST BEST THRILLER/MYSTERY OF 2017
A PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST BOOK OF 2017
It's 1965 in a tight-knit working-class neighborhood in Queens, New York, and Ruth Malone--a single mother who works long hours as a cocktail waitress--wakes to discover her two small children, Frankie Jr. and Cindy,... Read More »
By: Catherine Lacey
Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
Length: 6 hours 21 minutes
You can run all the way to New Zealand, but eventually you’ll catch up with yourself.Without telling her family, Elyria takes a one-way flight to New Zealand, abruptly leaving her stable but unfulfilling life in Manhattan. As her husband scrambles to figure out what happened to her, Elyria hurtles into the unknown, testing fate by hitchhiking,... Read More »
By: Wally Lamb
Narrated by: George Guidall
Length: 7 hours 9 minutes
New York Times bestselling author Wally Lamb weaves an evocative, deeply affecting tapestry of one Baby Boomer's life—Felix Funicello, introduced in Wishin’ and Hopin’—and the trio of unforgettable women who have changed it, in this radiant homage to the resiliency, strength, and power of women.
I’ll Take You There centers on Felix, a film... Read More »
By: Alexander Weinstein
Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
Length: 5 hours 59 minutes
AN EXTRAORDINARILY RESONANT AND PROPHETIC COLLECTION OF SPECULATIVE SHORT FICTION FOR OUR TECH-SAVVY ERA BY DEBUT AUTHOR ALEXANDER WEINSTEIN
Children of the New World introduces readers to a near-future world of social media implants, memory manufacturers, dangerously immersive virtual reality games, and alarmingly intuitive robots. Many of these... Read More »
By: Laura McHugh
Narrated by: Sarah Scott
Length: 10 hours 17 minutes
“Superb and subtle psychological suspense.”—Lee Child
A haunting novel from the author of The Weight of Blood about a young woman’s return to her childhood home—and her encounter with the memories and family secrets it holds
ITW THRILLER AWARD FINALIST
Arrowood is the most ornate and grand of the historical houses that line the Mississippi River... Read More »