I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are by Rachel Bloom; narrated by Rachel BloomWhat it is: a chatty and self-deprecating essay collection from Emmy Award-winning Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creator and star Rachel Bloom.
Narration: At turns heartfelt and hilarious, Bloom's spirited, AudioFile Earphones Award-winning recording will appeal to fans of her work and newcomers alike.
Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline; narrated by Wil WheatonWhat it is: the long-awaited sequel to Ready Player One, as steeped in geek lore and 1980s pop culture nostalgia as its predecessor.
Narration: Actor Wil Wheaton returns to narrate this action-packed 2nd in Ernest Cline's science fiction series, amplifying the tension with an intense and wry reading.
Absence of Mercy by S.M. Goodwin; narrated by Rupert Degas Starring: Detective Inspector Lightner, who's an injured Crimean War veteran, a stutterer, and the second son of an English duke.
Narration: Rupert Degas employs multiple character accents in his well-paced reading of this 1st in a gritty historical mystery series.
Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi; translated by Geoffrey Trousselot; narrated by Arina Li Is time travel possible? It is in a tiny Tokyo café, where one particular chair allows its occupants to visit past experiences (though several rules apply).
Narration: Arina Li's calm and measured performance movingly captures the characters' longing and the novel's affecting tone.
The Blade Between by Sam J. Miller; narrated by Graham Halstead and David SadzinWhat happens: Teaming up to expose the corporate investors taking over their gentrifying New York town, a trio of characters led by photographer Ronan grapple with horrors both human (racism, homophobia) and supernatural (ghosts, unexplained deaths).
Narration: Graham Halstead (as Ronan) and David Sadzin (as several other characters, including dead ones) trade narrative duties in this menacing cosmic horror novel.
Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America by Ijeoma Oluo; narrated by Ijeoma OluoWhat it's about: how white male identity in America preserves a status quo that harms women and people of color.
Narration: Author Ijeoma Oluo's impassioned and persuasive call to action will compel listeners to work toward a more just future.
One Life by Megan Rapinoe with Emma Brockes; narrated by Megan RapinoeWhat it's about: Olympic gold medalist and two-time Women’s World Cup champion Megan Rapinoe's soccer career and dedication to social justice activism.
Narration: Rapinoe recounts her inspiring life on and off the field with candor and intimacy.
Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas; narrated by Dion GrahamWhat it's about: As the son of one of Garden Heights' most notorious King Lords, Maverick Carter has a legacy to uphold. But when he's hit by tragedy and unexpected fatherhood, Maverick has to decide what kind of man he wants to be.
Narration: In this buzzy prequel to The Hate U Give, Dion Graham's AudioFile Earphones Award-winning performance captures Maverick's inner turmoil with frequent changes in pacing and tone.
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