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Some of our favorite audiobooks from Ballast Book Co!

Good Omens

A Full Cast Production

By: Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
Narrated by: Rebecca Front, Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Katherine Kingsley, Arthur Darvill, Peter Forbes, Gabrielle Glaister, Louis Davison, Pixie Davies, Chris Nelson, Ferdinand Frisby Williams, Adjoa Andoh, Allan Corduner, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, John Hopkins, Lorelei King, Matt Reeves & Lemn Sissay
Length: 12 hours 13 minutes

A brand new full cast audiobook production of the classic collaboration from internationally bestselling authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett starring Rebecca Front as the Narrator, Michael Sheen as Aziraphale, and David Tennant as Crowley!"Good Omens . . . is something like what would have happened if Thomas Pynchon, Tom Robbins and Don... Read more

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Hench

A Novel

By: Natalie Zina Walschots
Narrated by: Alex McKenna
Length: 14 hours 14 minutes

“How can I describe a book so compelling that I couldn't put it down and so engrossing that I screamed out loud? Natalie Zina Walschots has taken many of the tropes of the superhero genre and twisted them to look at the real human cost of those actions. HENCH asks what separates a villian from a hero and how much are we willing to sacrifice in... Read more

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Talia Hibbert's Brown Sisters Book Set

Get a Life Chloe Brown, Take a Hint Dani Brown, Act Your Age Eve Brown

The Brown Sisters

By: Talia Hibbert
Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh & Ione Butler
Length: 31 hours 6 minutes

“A brilliant writer.” — New York Times Book ReviewThe bestselling and beloved Brown Sisters series, from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Talia Hibbert, now in a single volume!This bundle includes the following novels:GET A LIFE, CHLOE BROWN: Tired of being boring, chronically ill computer geek Chloe Brown asks her mysterious,... Read more

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Behold the Dreamers (Oprah's Book Club)

A Novel

By: Imbolo Mbue
Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
Length: 12 hours 13 minutes

“This might be the best audiobook I've ever listened to. It's definitely the one I recommend the very most. Prentice Onayem does such a delicious job of showcasing the beautiful nuance of different voices and accents and the production inserts just enough music to make sure that the audience is able to really feel immersed into the story. There's... Read more

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The Scorpio Races

By: Maggie Stiefvater
Narrated by: Steve West & Fiona Hardingham
Length: 12 hours 6 minutes

“One reviewer wrote, "This is a difficult book to sum up," and that is true. All I can say is the story is written with a sense of magic in the air. Stiefvater writes with wonderful description and builds stories with tension that keeps me at the edge of my seat. I have enjoyed Stiefvater's books, both reading and listening to them. If you can't... Read more

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Great Circle

A novel

By: Maggie Shipstead
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell & Alex McKenna
Length: 25 hours 16 minutes

“Like so many big, statement-making novels, Maggie Shipstead's Great Circle is an inviting, ambitious, and commodious work. But unlike so many of them, Great Circle makes the statement without dragging across its page count. It gallops, in fact, in its telling of Marian Graves's triumphant and ill-fated trek across the globe and of the Hollywood... Read more

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Half the Sky

Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

By: Nicholas D. Kristof
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 10 hours 33 minutes

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation—the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. From the bestselling authors of Tightrope,two of our most fiercely moral voices

With Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as our guides, we undertake an... Read more

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A Deadly Education

A Novel

The Scholomance: Book #1

By: Naomi Novik
Narrated by: Anisha Dadia
Length: 10 hours 58 minutes

“I loved this so much that I listened to the audiobook twice, back-to-back, the second time to share it with my mother so that we could talk about it. This is the magic school, hella-powered main character, high stakes series we all deserve and I am anxiously awaiting the next book to answer my many questions and give me all new ones!!! Read more

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The Guncle

THE GUNCLE

By: Steven Rowley
Narrated by: Steven Rowley
Length: 11 hours 23 minutes

“Absolutely adored this. I laughed so hard while also feeling moved by the characters navigating grief associated with losing a mother / sister-in-law/best friend. Rowley plays with expectations surrounding grief – to be sad, to mourn, not to laugh – and the need for joy, survival, and life after loss. "Gup" (Gay Uncle Patrick) imparts his wisdom... Read more

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This Time Tomorrow

A Novel

By: Emma Straub
Narrated by: Marin Ireland & Emma Straub
Length: 8 hours 37 minutes

“Time travel and 1990s teen angst and awkwardness with Emma Straub at the helm? Sign me up! This is the perfect blend of heartbreak and heartfelt laughter that we could all use a dose of right now. Read more

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Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute

By: Talia Hibbert
Narrated by: Amina Koroma & Jonathan Andrew Hume
Length: 9 hours 15 minutes

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Brown Sisters trilogy, comes a laugh-out-loud story about a quirky content creator and a clean-cut athlete testing their abilities to survive the great outdoors—and each other.

Bradley Graeme is pretty much perfect. He’s a star football player, manages his OCD well (enough), and comes out on top... Read more

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To Shape a Dragon's Breath

The First Book of Nampeshiweisit

By: Moniquill Blackgoose
Narrated by: Charley Flyte
Length: 16 hours 52 minutes

“My favorite book of the year . . . a coming-of-age story that is cozy and hair-raising in equal measure.”—Charlie Jane Anders, The Washington Post

“I tore through it, caught up in an enthusiasm for dragons that I hadn’t experienced since I was a teenager obsessed with Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea and Anne McCaffrey’s Pern.”—NPR

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How to Love Your Daughter

A Novel

By: Hila Blum
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 6 hours 17 minutes

“A stone-cold masterwork of psychological tension. Its final pages had me holding my breath.” —Flynn Berry, New York Times Book Review

The seemingly inexplicable estrangement between a woman and her grown daughter opens up a troubling question: What damage do we do in the blindness of love?


Thousands of miles from home, a woman stands on a dark... Read more

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Iron Widow

Iron Widow: Book #1

By: Xiran Jay Zhao
Narrated by: Rong Fu
Length: 12 hours 13 minutes

“This book was amazing, brutal, unique, and horrific. The audio book was absolutely fantastic. There was so much representation and so many difficult topics and situations handled really well. The characters are extremely morally grey but it made it so intriguing to never know what they were going to do next. I will definitely be recommending... Read more

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Winter's Orbit

The Resolution Universe

By: Everina Maxwell
Narrated by: Raphael Corkhill
Length: 15 hours 24 minutes

"Narrator Raphael Corkhill deftly navigates a range of situations and voices in this novel, a blend of romance, mystery, and space opera...A satisfying love story with plenty of political machinations, this audiobook will please fans of romance and sci-fi alike." -- AudioFile Magazine

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Sorrowland

A Novel

By: Rivers Solomon
Narrated by: Karen Chilton
Length: 12 hours 1 minute

“Vern is fleeing an abusive cult that targets Black people. As their body mutates into something entirely new, Vern must face the past before they can move towards their future. This book is many things: an adult fairytale, a Southern gothic horror, a thriller that twists and turns. A testament to forging pain into strength, this book is unlike... Read more

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A Psalm for the Wild-Built

Monk & Robot: Book #1

By: Becky Chambers
Narrated by: Em Grosland
Length: 4 hours 8 minutes

“This is a great audiobook if you feel a little burned out and just need a rest. It's short, the narrator is soothing, and now I want to become a tea monk and go off-roading with a kindly robot. Read more

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A Prayer for the Crown-Shy

A Monk and Robot Book

Monk & Robot: Book #2

By: Becky Chambers
Narrated by: Em Grosland
Length: 3 hours 53 minutes

“Just as wonderful and as tender as A Psalm for the Wild-Built. A sweet and earthy cup of tea to warm the soul. New and old characters to giggle with, cry with, and just flat out fall in love with. A book that I will return to again and again. Read more

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Light From Uncommon Stars

By: Ryka Aoki
Narrated by: Cindy Kay
Length: 13 hours 13 minutes

“Narrated by Cindy Kay who lends her melodic voice to bolster the story and gives characters respectful, authentic accents. I love this story! Read more

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The Feeling of Falling in Love

By: Mason Deaver
Narrated by: Zach Barack
Length: 8 hours 40 minutes

From the bestselling author of I Wish You All the Best, comes a new kind of love story, about the bad decisions we sometimes make... and the people who help get us back on the right path.Perfect for fans of Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston and What If It's Us by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli.Just days before spring break,... Read more

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