A Living Remedy by Nicole Chung; narrated by Jennifer KimWhat it's about: author Nicole Chung's grief after losing her parents in quick succession prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Narration: Jennifer Kim captures Chung's raw emotions with a somber and sensitive reading.
Murder Your Employer: The McMasters Guide to Homicide by Rupert Holmes; narrated by Neil Patrick Harris and Simon VanceWelcome to... The McMasters Conservatory, dedicated to educating desperate people planning to kill those who richly deserve it.
Narration: Actor Neil Patrick Harris and award-winning narrator Simon Vance trade narrative duties in this engrossing production.
Fixit by Joe Ide; narrated by Zeno RobinsonKidnapped: Grace, the ex-girlfriend of PI Isaiah "IQ" Quintabe, is taken by one of IQ's most dangerous enemies, and he needs to get to her quick. But he's hampered by LAPD detective Winnie Hando, who wants to solve the case before IQ can.
Narration: Series narrator Zeno Robinson returns for this 6th IQ novel, juggling multiple character accents and pacing changes.
Yours Truly by Abby Jimenez; narrated by Kyle Garcia and Zachary Webber What happens: After inadvertently offending his new colleague, Dr. Briana Ortiz, socially awkward emergency room physician Jacob Maddox writes her an apology letter, sparking a friendship that turns into more as these two wounded souls open up to each other.
Narration: Kyle Garcia (as Ortiz) and Zachary Webber (as Maddox) offer immersive characterizations of this workplace romcom's leads.
Honey, Baby, Mine by Laura Dern and Diane Ladd; foreword by Reese Witherspoon; narrated by Laura Dern and Diane LaddWhat's inside: transcripts of conversations recorded during mother-and-daughter actresses Laura Dern and Diane Ladd's daily walks together.
Narration: The authors share their intimate reflections with warmth and candor.
A Door in the Dark by Scott Reintgen; narrated by Jesse VilinskyMeet: Ren, a talented scholarship student at Balmerick University. She'll graduate with magical skills, but finding work after graduation will take the right connections too. When a botched spell lands six students in dangerous wilderness, it's up to Ren to prove herself.
Narration: Jesse Vilinsky ramps up the tension in this world-building young adult fantasy.
The Best Strangers in the World: Stories from a Life Spent Listening by Ari Shapiro; narrated by Ari ShapiroWhat it is: the debut memoir-in-essays from NPR All Things Considered co-host and former White House correspondent Ari Shapiro.
Narration: Shapiro offers his signature self-deprecating humor and confident voice in this engaging production.
Stealing by Margaret Verble; narrated by DeLanna StudiWhat it is: the heartwrenching, intricately plotted coming-of-age story of Kit Crockett, a half-Cherokee girl forced into a religious boarding school in the 1950s, where she and her fellow students endure harrowing abuse and indoctrination.
Narration: Cherokee actress DeLanna Studi won an AudioFile Earphones Award for her well-characterized portrayal of Kit.
The White Lady by Jacqueline Winspear; narrated by Orlagh CassidyWhat it's about: Reclusive Elinor White lives in 1947 Kent, England, but she was once a spy, beginning as a child in World War I-era Belgium. After she makes friends with a neighbor girl, Elinor takes on a powerful crime family and reaches into her past for help, but surprises await.
Narration: AudioFile Earphones Award winner Orlagh Cassidy expertly juggles multiple character accents in this standalone Jacqueline Winspear novel.
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