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Fiction Books 2020

Fiction Books 2020

2020 Fiction

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Everything Sad is Untrue

(a true story)

By Daniel Nayeri
Narrated by: Daniel Nayeri
Length: 7 hours 48 minutes

Everything Sad is Untrue

“Listener, you are about to enter a world of rose water and saffron, of sheep's blood and mad bulls, of myth and magic carpets, a world of Scheherazade's making, a thousand and one stories that each bend and weave and buoy the next. As a child who had to flee his beloved home and family in Iran, Daniel's warm narration invites us to sit and stay a while, and not only see the world through his bright, vulnerable, hopeful young eyes, but to taste, smell and hear how the past infuses the present, and why storytelling isn't as much about telling the truth as much as it is about heroes and human fallibility. This is not simply a story about a young refugee looking to make sense of his new place in the world of Jennifers and Jareds in Edmund, Oklahoma. This is an epic tale that Nayeri seems to effortlessly draw you into like Scheherazade herself, breathing his eight year old self into three-dimensionality with warmth, humor and terror like an unbearably beautiful yet flawed Persian rug.”

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Mexican Gothic

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Narrated by: Frankie Corzo
Length: 10 hours 39 minutes

Mexican Gothic

“Creepy and romantic, Mexican Gothic is easily one of my favorite books of 2020! Upon receiving a strange letter from her cousin, Noemi Taboada goes to investigate the happenings of High Place, a decaying manor filled with secrets, and is plagued by terrifying dreams and visions. Moreno-Garcia delivers a fresh take on a classic gothic novel that will grab your attention from the very first chapter!”

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Black Sun

Between Earth and Sky: Book #1

By Rebecca Roanhorse
Narrated by: Cara Gee, Nicole Lewis, Kaipo Schwab & Shaun Taylor-Corbett
Length: 12 hours 46 minutes

Black Sun

Black Sun is so much more than simply a book, it is an experience. An audiobook I've returned to multiple times. Inspired by pre-Columbian Americas, Black Sun is lush, lived in, and full of political intrigue and magical mystery. When I think about Black Sun, I find myself sighing nostalgically for the time I've spent reading it. Xiala and Serapio are such rich characters, the kinds of book characters that you do anything for. All I want for them is happiness, and trust me, you'll want the same after reading this book! Black Sun is truly one of the most exciting books I've read in a long time, instantly becoming one of my favorite books of all time. A must-read for epic fantasy fans and those who love long journeys and all the kinds of people one meets on the way.”

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Inheritance Games

By Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Length: 10 hours 44 minutes

Inheritance Games

“Traps Upon Traps and Riddles Upon Riddles. When inheriting billions from a stranger things can get tricky. Throw in secret passages, codes to decipher, and word play a plenty and you’re in for a fun roller coaster of a ride. The Inheritance Games is a fun, fast paced read full of riddles, wit, and cute boys. If you’re a fan of escape rooms and mysteries where each answer reveals a new question and rabbit hole to get lost in you’ll love this book. There’s also a great balance of humor and the deeper issues the characters struggle with throughout the narrative like grief and abandonment that I really appreciated. A thoroughly enjoyable read!”

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Above the Clouds

How I Carved My Own Path to the Top of the World

By Kilian Jornet
Narrated by: Steven Brand
Length: 6 hours 4 minutes

"Kilian Jornet is the most dominating endurance athlete of his generation."—NEW YORK TIMES

"Inspiring and humbling"— ALEX HONNOLD

The most accomplished mountain runner of all time contemplates his record-breaking climbs of Mount Everest in this profound memoir—an intellectual and spiritual journey that moves from the earth’s highest peak to the...

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The Return

By Nicholas Sparks
Narrated by: Kyf Brewer
Length: 9 hours 56 minutes

In the romantic tradition of Dear John, an injured Navy doctor meets two extremely important women whose secrets will change the course of his life in this #1 New York Times bestseller.

Trevor Benson never intended to move back to New Bern, North Carolina. But when a mortar blast outside the hospital where he worked sent him home from Afghanistan... Read more »

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A Deep Time Journey

By Robert Macfarlane
Narrated by: Matthew Waterson
Length: 12 hours 3 minutes


“I don’t think there is a square mile of ground on this planet where Robert Macfarlane couldn’t dig up a new, wondrous story. Underland continues the tradition of profound storytelling, reflection, and, quite simply, gorgeous writing we have come to expect from him. Macfarlane’s ventures into the underworlds of our planet, both mythical and literal, may amount to his finest work yet, and not just because these are the places that have captivated me most throughout my life. I feel fortunate to be living at the same time as him, knowing that as long as he is writing, there is something to look forward to.”

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The Reign of Wolf 21

The Saga of Yellowstone's Legendary Druid Pack
The Alpha Wolves of Yellowstone: Book #2

By Rick McIntyre
Narrated by: Geoff Sugiyama
Length: 6 hours 41 minutes

The perfect gift for readers who love compelling animal stories, this gripping book about Yellowstone's famous Wolf 21 offers “a redemption story, an adventure story, and perhaps above all, a love story.”—Nate Blakeslee, New York Times bestselling author of American Wolf

The Druid Peak Pack was the most famous wolf pack in Yellowstone National...

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Vesper Flights

By Helen Macdonald
Narrated by: Helen Macdonald
Length: 10 hours 21 minutes

Vesper Flights

“I wish I could give Vesper Flights twelve stars out of five. In this beautiful, loving, poignant portrait of a nature lover’s world — gosh, what an understatement — Helen MacDonald continues to prove herself a nature-writing powerhouse. Her literary skills make her a modern legend, and Vesper Flights is sure to touch as many hearts, if not more, than H Is for Hawk did.”

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