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Lexi's Staff Picks

My favorite audiobooks are usually ones read by the authors themselves. Whether they are recounting stories from their lives, telling us about an era of history, or putting the perfect voice to each character in a novel, I love hearing authors perform their own work.

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Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

By Sarah Vowell
Narrated by: Alexis Denisof, John Slattery, Sarah Vowell, Patton Oswalt, Fred Armisen, John Hodgman, Stephanie March, Nick Offerman & Bobby Cannavale
Length: 8 hours 7 minutes

From the bestselling author of Assassination Vacation and Unfamiliar Fishes, a humorous account of the Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette—the one Frenchman we could all agree on—and an insightful portrait of a nation's idealism and its reality.

On August 16, 1824, an elderly French gentlemen sailed into New York Harbor and giddy... Read more »

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The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing

A Novel

By Mira Jacob
Narrated by: Mira Jacob
Length: 15 hours 7 minutes

A winning, irreverent debut novel about a family wrestling with its future and its past—for readers of J. Courtney Sullivan, Meg Wolitzer, Mona Simpson, and Jhumpa Lahiri


With depth, heart, and agility, debut novelist Mira Jacob takes... Read more »

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Me Talk Pretty One Day

By David Sedaris
Length: 5 hours 51 minutes

A new collection from David Sedaris is cause for jubilation. His recent move to Paris has inspired hilarious pieces, including Me Talk Pretty One Day, about his attempts to learn French. His family is another inspiration. You Cant Kill the Rooster is a portrait of his brother who talks incessant hip-hop slang to his bewildered father. And no one... Read more »

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Heat - Abridged

An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany

By Bill Buford
Narrated by: Bill Buford
Length: 5 hours 39 minutes

From one of our most interesting literary figures – former editor of Granta, former fiction editor at The New Yorker, acclaimed author of Among the Thugs – a sharp, funny, exuberant, close-up account of his headlong plunge into the life of a professional cook.

Expanding on his James Beard Award-winning New Yorker article, Bill Buford gives us a... Read more »

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Wishful Drinking

By Carrie Fisher
Narrated by: Carrie Fisher
Length: 3 hours 6 minutes

The bestselling author of Postcards from the Edge comes clean (well, sort of) in her first-ever memoir, adapted from her one-woman Broadway hit show. Fisher reveals what it was really like to grow up a product of “Hollywood in-breeding,” come of age on the set of a little movie called Star Wars, and become a cultural icon and bestselling action... Read more »

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World War Z: The Complete Edition - Abridged

An Oral History of the Zombie War

By Max Brooks
Narrated by: Various
Length: 12 hours 8 minutes

  World War Z: The Complete Edition (Movie Tie-in Edition): An Oral History of the Zombie War is a new version of Max Brooks' episodic zombie novel. The abridged versions of the original stories are now joined with new, unabridged recordings of the episodes that were not included in the original (abridged) version of the audiobook. These...

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