Game Changers: What Leaders, Innovators, and Mavericks Do to Win at Life by Dave Asprey; narrated by Dave Asprey and Rick AdamsonWhat it is: an exploration of the productivity techniques and personal growth strategies of notable professionals at the top of their respective fields.
Narration: Fans of Asprey's Bulletproof Radio podcast will recognize his genial voice; Rick Adamson adds authoritative weight to the research discussed.
The Dakota Winters by Tom Barbash; narrated by Jim MeskimenWhat happens: 23-year-old Anton Winter comes of age with a little help from his friends. Chock-full of 1980s culture and sprinkled with celebrities (both real and imagined), this engaging and imaginative novel casts a nostalgic spell.
Narration: Jim Meskimen impersonates multiple celebrities (including John Lennon) in his entertaining reading.
The Mansion by Ezekiel Boone; narrated by George NewbernWhat it's about: When tech developer Shawn Eagle asks his estranged ex-business partner Billy Stafford to troubleshoot Eagle Logic's new smart home AI software Nellie, the promise of a big paycheck prompts Billy to accept. But Nellie's menacing glitches exacerbate the discord between the pair and begin wreaking deadly havoc...
Narration: George Newbern's sardonic narration emphasizes the tension between Shawn and Billy.
The Truths We Hold: An American Journey by Kamala Harris; narrated by Kamala HarrisWhat it is: a candid and inspiring memoir from California Democratic Senator Kamala Harris, who recently announced her 2020 presidential run.
Narration: Harris' clear, resolute reading reflects her experience as a politician.
Josephine Baker's Last Dance by Sherry Jones; narrated by Adenrele OjoWhat it's about: iconic entertainer Josephine Baker's rise from poverty to stardom, her work for the French Resistance during WWII, and her civil rights activism.
Narration: Adenrele Ojo's admiring tone informs her passionate narration of this riveting biographical novel.
No Traveller Returns by Louis L'Amour and Beau L'Amour; narrated by Scott Brick The premise: The SS Lichenfield departs the Philippines with its hold full of naptha, a highly flammable oil compound. The threat of a possible explosion hangs over the entire voyage, haunting the crew and increasing the tension in every interaction on board.
Narration: Scott Brick's stoic, gravelly narration complements the novel's suspenseful and foreboding plot.
Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus; narrated by Sophie Amoss and Kirby HeyborneWhat it's about: Ellery is new to Echo Ridge, Vermont, but she knows its grim history of missing and murdered girls. When a fresh crime wave begins, Ellery is compelled to investigate the sinister secrets beneath the small-town charm.
Narration: Sophie Amoss' shifting tones convey YA heroine Ellery's journey from apathy to resourcefulness; Kirby Heyborne provides an emotional reading as Ellery's twin brother Ezra.
The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch; narrated by Scott BrickWhat it's about: the Hickey Plot, a 1776 scheme orchestrated by prominent New York politicians to kidnap and murder George Washington.
Narration: In this AudioFile Earphones Award-winning recording, Scott Brick makes history come to thrilling life.
Why Religion? A Personal Story by Elaine Pagels; narrated by Lynde HouckWhat it's about: religion scholar Elaine Pagels' story of her relationship with spirituality over the course of her life and career, with insights from neurologists and social scientists about the purpose faith serves for humanity.
Narration: Lynde Houck's calm, intimate reading underscores a cathartic exploration of Christianity.
Hearts of the Missing by Carol Potenza; narrated by Laura JenningsWhat happens: Someone's killing locals in New Mexico's Tsiba’ashi D’yini Reservation and violating Native American spiritual tenets in order to disturb the victims' eternal rest.
Narration: Laura Jennings' captivating whisper-soft narration heightens the atmosphere of this action-packed mystery.
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