Narrated by Peter Francis James / 17 hours 45 minutes
Now an HBO Film!
“If one had to identify the single most influential shaping force in modern Black literary history, one would probably have to point to Wright and the publication of Native Son.” – Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was... Read More »
American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition
Full Cast Production
By Neil Gaiman
Narrated by George Guidall, Dennis Boutsikaris, Daniel Oreskes, Ron McLarty & Neil Gaiman / 19 hours 39 minutes
Now a STARZ® Original Series produced by FremantleMedia North America starring Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, and Pablo Schreiber.
Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to... Read More »
Murder on the Orient Express
A Hercule Poirot Mystery
Narrated by Dan Stevens / 6 hours 36 minutes
THE MOST WIDELY READ MYSTERY OF ALL TIME—NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY KENNETH BRANAGH AND PRODUCED BY RIDLEY SCOTT!
“The murderer is with us—on the train now . . .”
Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment,... Read More »
By Roxane Gay
Narrated by Bahni Turpin / 11 hours 46 minutes
From the author of Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, the New York Times Bestseller and Best Book of the Year at NPR, the Boston Globe, Newsweek, and many more
A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay.
“Pink is my favorite color. I used to say... Read More »
The Poppy War
The Poppy War
By R. F. Kuang
Narrated by Emily Woo Zeller / 18 hours 57 minutes
An AudioFile Magazine Best Audiobook of 2018!
A Library Journal, Paste Magazine, and ENTROPY Best Books of 2018 pick!
Washington Post "5 Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novel of 2018" pick!
A Bustle "30 Best Fiction Books of 2018" pick!
“I have no doubt this will end up being the best fantasy debut of the year [...] I have absolutely no doubt... Read More »
Narrated by Michelle Obama / 19 hours 1 minute
“I adore our former president and I miss him. Yet I cannot help but be ecstatic that Michelle is coming out with a book about her own life so that I can learn more about this powerful, intelligent, and singularly awesome woman. Barack would be the first to say that his wife is a superstar, and I can’t wait to get my hands on Becoming to read about her in her own words.”Jax, Bookshop Santa Cruz
The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein
Narrated by Katharine Lee McEwan / 10 hours 14 minutes
“"Well, this is the story all about how, Elizabeth's life got twisted, upside down..." All jokes aside, this is the creepiest book I've read this year. It is the tale of how Elizabeth became a Frankenstein, how her upbringing made her crave companionship and stability, and how in that quest, she accidentally encouraged Victor Frankenstein to become the monster we all know. Kiersten White provides readers with an amazing retelling, while also inserting recognizable tidbits, that fans of the classic will devour.”Jen, Vroman’s Bookstore
The Boys in the Boat
Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Narrated by Edward Herrmann / 14 hours 24 minutes
“Determined to beat the odds, nine working-class boys from the University of Washington's rowing team overcome a depressive beginning to defeat the world at Hitler's 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Underdogs from day one, fighting poverty and privilege along the way, this crew shocks all with their unbelievable come-from-behind effort to become gold medalists. Filled with details of a post-Depression and a pre-WWII era, this is the inspiring tale of a team winning the hearts of a nation while achieving their lifelong dream. Read by Edward Herrman, "The Boys in the Boat" is a must-listen for all non-fiction fans.”Kristin, McLean & Eakin Booksellers
Kushiel's Legacy: Book #56
Narrated by Polly Stone / 17 hours 19 minutes
In love we find out who we want to be.
In war we find out who we are.
In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn't believe that the Nazis will invade France...but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes... Read More »
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Narrated by Lin-Manuel Miranda / 7 hours 29 minutes
This Printz Honor Book is a “tender, honest exploration of identity” (Publishers Weekly) that distills lyrical truths about family and friendship.
Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common.... Read More »
The Fifth Season
The Broken Earth: Book #1
Narrated by Robin Miles / 15 hours 27 minutes
At the end of the world, a woman must hide her secret power and find her kidnapped daughter in this "intricate and extraordinary" Hugo Award winning novel of power, oppression, and revolution. (The New York Times)
This is the way the world ends...for the last time.
It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world's sole... Read More »
Everything I Never Told You
By Celeste Ng
Narrated by Cassandra Campbell / 10 hours 1 minute
A haunting debutnovel about a mixed-race family living in 1970s Ohio and the tragedy that willeither be their undoing or their salvation
Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet …
So begins the story in this exquisite debut novel about aChinese American family living in a small town in 1970s Ohio. Lydia is thefavorite child of Marilyn and James... Read More »
An American Memoir
By Kiese Laymon
Narrated by Kiese Laymon / 6 hours 17 minutes
“Telling the truth has always been a radical and political act, but Kiese Laymon writes in Heavy with a rare, vulnerable unity of personal urgency and political clarity. This is a story about how our country’s lies and thefts weigh heavily on the hearts and souls of its black mothers and sons. About how dishonesty about white supremacy, money, sex, and violence threads through our most intimate relationships and causes us to become strangers to ourselves. If Heavy is about lies, it is also fundamentally about the redemptive power of truth, stories, language, and joy. If there’s a way out of the loneliness of being human in a country that does not value or support humanity, Laymon suggests, it is in the connection we find in the words we toss to one another, like lifelines, like laughter.”E.R. Anderson, Charis Books & More
A Brief History of Seven Killings
By Marlon James
Narrated by Ryan Anderson, Dwight Bacquie, Cherise Boothe, Robertson Dean, Johnathan McClain & Robert Younis / 25 hours 59 minutes
On December 3, 1976, just before the Jamaican general election and two days before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert, gunmen stormed his house, machine guns blazing. The attack nearly killed the Reggae superstar, his wife, and his manager, and injured several others. Marley would go on to perform at the free concert on December 5,... Read More »
A Princess in Theory
By Alyssa Cole
Narrated by Karen Chilton / 11 hours 26 minutes
Between grad school and multiple jobs, Naledi Smith doesn't have time for fairy tales...or the patience for constant emails claiming she's betrothed to an African prince. Sure. Right. Delete! As a former foster kid, she's learned that the only things she can depend on are herself and the scientific method, and a silly email won't convince her... Read More »
By Jane Austen
Narrated by Juliet Stevenson / 16 hours 37 minutes
Arrogant, self-willed and egotistical, Emma is Jane Austen’s most unusual heroine. Her interfering ways and inveterate matchmaking are at once shocking and comic. She is ‘handsome, clever and rich’ and has ‘a disposition to think too well of herself’. When she decides to introduce the humble Harriet Smith to the delights of genteel society and... Read More »