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Maggie Tokuda-Hall's Audiobook Picks

Maggie Tokuda-Hall's Audiobook Picks

"Women being assholes. Rape culture. Complicated and toxic friendships. These are the books that share some vibes with my new graphic novel, SQUAD, which sadly is not on audio. But, luckily, these books are." —Author Maggie Tokuda-Hall

Be sure to check out Tokuda-Hall's audiobook, The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea!

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The Girls Are All So Nice Here

By Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
Narrated by: Erin Mallon & Alex Allwine
Length: 9 hours 37 minutes

The Girls Are All So Nice Here

The Girls Are All So Nice Here is the first, but not the last, lie you will read when you devour this dark and disturbing novel about college girls and how they treat each other in order to be popular or important. The writing is chilling and so authentic, I felt like I was back in high school or college with a group of toxic girls who would stop at nothing to get what they wanted. The more I read, the more I wondered how Flynn could possibly come up with an ending that would be both satisfying and as deliciously evil as the rest of the book. She managed to deliver, and then some.”

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The Power

By Naomi Alderman
Narrated by: Naomi Alderman
Length: 12 hours 5 minutes

In this stunning bestseller praised as "our era's Handmaid's Tale," a fierce new power has emerged—and only women have it (Washington Post). 

In The Power, the world is a recognizable place: there's a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American... Read more »

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Dare Me

A Novel

By Megan Abbott
Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
Length: 9 hours 10 minutes

From the award-winning author of The Turnout and Give Me Your Hand: the searing novel of friendship and betrayal that inspired the USA Network series, praised by Gillian Flynn as "Lord of the Flies set in a high-school cheerleading squad...Tense, dark, and beautifully written."  Addy Hanlon has always been Beth Cassidy's best friend and trusted... Read more »

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Ninth House

Alex Stern

By Leigh Bardugo
Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang & Michael David Axtell
Length: 16 hours 21 minutes

Ninth House

“The charter of the Leahy house is to manage and police the secret houses of the veil on the campus of Yale University. When a murder is connected to the magical activities of the houses, Galaxy Stern, Alex, the newest member of the Ninth House must find out what happened even if it means losing her place at Yale or her life. Ninth House grips you from the beginning and Alex is a wonderfully crafted edgy protagonist with deep scars. In the pretentious ivy league world Alex tenaciously pursues evil through unexpected twists and turns. If you like mystery and magic this is for you!”

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The Secret History

By Donna Tartt
Narrated by: Donna Tartt
Length: 22 hours 3 minutes

In this brilliant novel, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Donna Tartt gives us a richly textured and hypnotic story of golden youth corrupted by its own moral arrogance.

Richard Papen had never been to New England before his nineteenth year. Then he arrived at Hampeden College and quickly became seduced by the sweet, dark rhythms of campus life --...

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The Maidens

By Alex Michaelides
Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith & Louise Brealey
Length: 9 hours 18 minutes

The Maidens

“Alex Michaelides approaches The Maidens with a skillful hand and an eye for the mystery/thriller novel while expertly intertwining dark academia and psychological influences. This is one that will keep you invested until the very end.”

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Rape and the Justice System in a College Town

By Jon Krakauer
Narrated by: Mozhan Marno & Scott Brick
Length: 11 hours 50 minutes

From bestselling author Jon Krakauer, a stark, powerful, meticulously reported narrative about a series of sexual assaults at the University of Montana ­— stories that illuminate the human drama behind the national plague of campus rape
Missoula, Montana, is a typical college town, with a highly regarded state university, bucolic surroundings, a...

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A Novel

By Lisa Taddeo
Narrated by: Emma Roberts
Length: 10 hours 47 minutes


Animal follows Joan as she recounts how she has endured mistreatment and cruelties from the men around her, a trauma from her childhood that still haunts her and her search for Alice, a search that takes her from New York City to Los Angeles. What comes next is an explosive tale exploring female rage that is truly original. Lisa Taddeo’s writing is equal parts raw, intimate, gripping, visceral and beautiful.”

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