Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep; narrated by Hillary Huber What it's about: how Harper Lee's obsession with a 1970s murder case inspired her to write a true crime book that she later abandoned.
Narration: Hillary Huber's slow and steady narration heightens the tension -- and makes the book's twists and turns all the more powerful.
The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins; narrated Sara by Collins and Roy McMillanIntroducing: Frannie Langton, a Jamaican servant languishing in London's Newgate Prison in 1826 as she awaits trial for the murders of her employers.
Narration: Author Sara Collins' measured narration, interspersed with Roy McMillan's clipped reading of the court proceedings, evocatively depicts the stakes of this gothic historical novel.
African Samurai: The True Story of Yasuke, a Legendary Black Warrior in Feudal Japan by Geoffrey Girard; narrated by Gary FurlongStarring: Yasuke, the 16th-century African slave who served as a vassal to powerful warlord Oda Nobunaga and became Japan's first foreign-born samurai.
Narration: Gary Furlong's awed tone reflects the reverence the Japanese people had for Yasuke, whom they believed to be the embodiment of the black Buddha.
The Girl He Used To Know by Tracey Garvis Graves; narrated by Kathleen McInerney and Fred BermanWhat happens: a chance meeting between former college sweethearts -- shy but independent Annika, who's on the autism spectrum, and divorced, gun-shy Jonathan -- sparks interest in both parties. But can they resolve their pasts?
Narration: Kathleen McInerney and Fred Berman alternate narrative duties in this gripping romantic novel.
Middlegame by Seanan McGuire; narrated by Amber BensonWhat it's about: Created by alchemists, twins Roger (linguistically talented) and Dodger (mathematically gifted) can communicate via quantum entanglement yet can't escape their fate.
Narration: In her compelling reading, actress Amber Benson alters her inflection, pacing, and tone to distinguish her characterizations of Roger and Dodger.
The Paris Diversion by Chris Pavone; narrated by Mozhan MarnòThe premise: Semi-retired CIA operative Kate Moore is trying to enjoy her new life in Paris with her husband and children when a jihadi wearing a suicide bomb shows up outside the Louvre, announcing his intent to blow himself up.
Narration: Mozhan Marnò's calm, understated tone underscores the action-packed thrills of this 2nd Kate Moore novel.
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