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Editors and reviewers from AudioFile Magazine give their recommendations for the best audiobook listening Monday thru Friday. Find your next great audiobook. Plus bonus episodes of in-depth conversations with the best voices in the audiobook world.

Editors and reviewers from AudioFile Magazine give their recommendations for the best audiobook listening Monday thru Friday. Find your next great audiobook. Plus bonus episodes of in-depth conversations with the best voices in the audiobook world.
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Editors and reviewers from AudioFile Magazine give their recommendations for the best audiobook listening Monday thru Friday. Find your next great audiobook. Plus bonus episodes of in-depth conversations with the best voices in the audiobook world.

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KARAMO by Karamo Brown, read by Karamo Brown

5/24/2019
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In deep tones that will be familiar to viewers of Netflix’s “Queer Eye,” social worker and cultural commentator Karamo Brown narrates his debut audiobook. Blending memoir with inspirational lessons, he recounts the joys and challenges of his life, including his unorthodox routes to fame and fatherhood, his experiences with addiction and abuse, and his ambitious drive. He describes how each of these qualities and experiences shaped his worldview and empowered him to help others. Although...

Duration:00:03:58

MY LOVELY WIFE by Samantha Downing, read by David Pittu

5/23/2019
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Narrator David Pittu’s smooth, soft delivery is the perfect contrast to the unnamed protagonist in this domestic thriller about a happily married couple whose hobby is killing innocent women. The story is told mostly through the voice of the husband, who describes his relationship with his wife and problems with his kids, as well as details of the couple’s secret life and growing concerns about getting caught. Pittu’s performance authentically mirrors the way people talk to themselves and...

Duration:00:04:12

MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE by Lori Gottlieb, read by Brittany Presley

5/22/2019
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Brittany Pressley performs this audiobook at a fast pace that will be familiar to listeners who live in large, bustling cities. But she knows how to moderate her energy for the tender sections, and her overall performance sounds authentic, conversational, and true to the core intentions of the author’s story. Lori Gottlieb, a psychotherapist, describes her experiences trying to help a variety of clients and shares a few of her own issues—like how to help others when your own life has just...

Duration:00:04:05

LIGHTS ALL NIGHT LONG by Lydia Fitzpatrick, read by Michael Crouch

5/21/2019
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With remarkable vocal agility, narrator Michael Crouch takes a fascinating novel and makes it downright riveting. No matter what appears in the audiobook, Crouch is game. Ilya is an exchange student from Russia who is living in Louisiana. Fluent accents emerge without hesitation or exaggeration. The cast of characters expands, time shifts between past and present, and a mystery involving Ilya’s brother in Russia is introduced. Crouch's skill with diverse voices and dialogue delivered with...

Duration:00:04:12

NORMAL PEOPLE by Sally Rooney, read by Aoife McMahon

5/20/2019
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In this memorable audiobook, Connell and Marianne, both smart, odd, and socially at sea, are deeply connected to each other and too young to know how rare their bond is. Everyone at their village high school in Sligo knows that Connell’s mother cleans house for Marianne’s family, so they feign indifference. At university, everything changes, then reverses, then changes again. Aoife McMahon, a skillful actor with a gorgeous Irish accent, makes each personality idiosyncratic and believable,...

Duration:00:04:16

LATE BLOOMERS by Rich Karlgaard, read by Fred Sanders

5/17/2019
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Our culture values early success and achievement. Karlgaard’s message: It’s simply wrong to assume that success in life must begin early and that, past a certain age, we should not expect much of ourselves. This inviting audio will make listeners in their later years rethink how they want to spend their lives. Narrator Fred Sanders offers a steady narration that engages listeners. Published by Random House Audio. Read the full review of LATE BLOOMERS at audiofilemagazine.com For more...

Duration:00:05:00

STONY THE ROAD by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., read by Dominic Hoffman

5/16/2019
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Harvard Professor and PBS regular Henry Louis Gates, Jr., explores how people of color navigated their lives, identity, and culture from the period of Reconstruction to the rise of segregation and the Harlem Renaissance. Dominic Hoffman gives a natural and compelling narration of Gates’s complex meditation on black identity in a racist America. Published by Penguin Audio. Read the full review of STONY THE ROAD at audiofilemagazine.com For more free audiobook recommendations, sign up for...

Duration:00:04:49

AMERICAN MOONSHOT by Douglas Brinkley, read by Stephen Graybill

5/15/2019
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President John F. Kennedy made an astonishing announcement in May 1961. He announced his goal of putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade. Douglas Brinkley’s history takes listeners to the 1960s to bring together the extraordinary political, cultural, and scientific factors that fueled the birth and development of NASA and the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo projects. Narrator Stephen Graybill’s assured performance captures the space race and its part in the social and political...

Duration:00:04:41

THE PIONEERS by David McCullough, read by John Bedford Lloyd

5/14/2019
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Count the works of David McCullough among the richest listening experiences. The acclaimed historian has read many of his own audiobooks, but this history of the settlement of America’s Northwest Territory is presented by narrator John Bedford Lloyd. Lloyd possesses many of McCullough’s familiar virtues, in particular, a deep-throated calm and a balanced tone, making this an Earphones-worthy listen. Published by Simon & Schuster Audio. Read the full review of THE PIONEERS at...

Duration:00:04:31

CEMETERY ROAD by Greg Iles, read by Scott Brick

5/13/2019
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Bienville is not a sleepy Mississippi town. When journalist Marshall McEwan returns to care for his ailing father, he renews relationships with former lovers and others while also uncovering dark secrets about the Poker Club and others who control every aspect of the town. Narrator Scott Brick gets every nuance of accent and pacing, giving listeners an Earphones Award performance. Published by Harper Audio. Read the full review of CEMETERY ROAD at audiofilemagazine.com For more free...

Duration:00:04:15

PASTA, PANE, VINO by Matt Goulding, read by Will Damron

5/10/2019
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Food writer Goulding offers mouth-watering essays that go region by region around Italy. It’s not a cookbook, though it was a James Beard Award finalist, but it will make you want to book a trip to Italy to follow in his footsteps. Will Damron narrates with energy, poise, and precision. Published by Tantor Media. Read the full review of PASTA, PANE, VINO at audiofilemagazine.com For more free audiobook recommendations, sign up for AudioFile Magazine’s newsletter. On today’s episode are...

Duration:00:04:51

WOMEN ROWING NORTH by Mary Pipher, read by Suzanne Toren

5/9/2019
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Psychology professor and therapist Pipher invites listeners into her life with engaging observations and advice. Suzanne Toren’s mature pitch and thoughtful phrasing are perfect for this memoir-like study of the various ways women transition into their later years. Published by Audible, Inc. Read the full review of WOMEN ROWING NORTH at audiofilemagazine.com For more free audiobook recommendations, sign up for AudioFile Magazine’s newsletter. On today’s episode are host Jo Reed and...

Duration:00:03:50

THE LITTLE FOXES by Lillian Hellman, read by Will Brittain, Tim DeKay, et al., Directed by Rosalind Ayres

5/8/2019
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Author and playwright Lillian Hellman wrote this biting and darkly humorous story that never gets old. In this full-cast reading before a live audience, the narrators sport dead-on Southern accents. A piercing examination of the Old South that proves a woman can be just as devilish and greedy as any man. Published by L.A. Theatre Works. Read the full review of THE LITTLE FOXES at audiofilemagazine.com For more free audiobook recommendations, sign up for AudioFile Magazine’s...

Duration:00:04:29

RUN AWAY by Harlan Coben, read by Steven Weber

5/7/2019
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Seasoned thriller master Harlan Coben and narrator Steven Weber know how to grab the listener and not let go. Simon and Ingrid Greene are searching for their daughter—a search that takes them to drug dens in the Bronx, adoption agencies, and more unexpected places. Great suspense with unexpected twists and a perfect performance. Published by Brilliance Audio. Read the full review of RUN AWAY at audiofilemagazine.com For more free audiobook recommendations, sign up for AudioFile...

Duration:00:03:55

LESSONS FROM LUCY by Dave Barry, read by Dave Barry

5/6/2019
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Humorist and columnist Dave Barry treats us to good listening with his trademark humor and ruminations on old dogs and aging. Taking ideas from Lucy, his old dog and faithful friend, Barry shares chapters like “Make New Friends,” “Don’t Stop Having Fun,” and “Pay Attention to the People You Love.” Published by Simon & Schuster Audio. Read the full review of LESSONS FROM LUCY at audiofilemagazine.com For more free audiobook recommendations, sign up for AudioFile Magazine’s newsletter. On...

Duration:00:04:19

THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon, read by Bahni Turpin, Raymond Lee, Dominic Hoffman

5/3/2019
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No one writes a teen love story quite like Nicola Yoon. Before being swept away by Natasha and Daniel on the big screen in THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR, listen as Bahni Turpin, Raymond Lee, and Dominic Hoffman narrate this story of a whirlwind one-day romance set in New York City. Natasha is desperate to keep her family from being deported back to Jamaica when she meets Daniel on his way for a college interview — one he has no interest in actually doing. Natasha and Daniel’s relationship builds as...

Duration:00:04:43

HORIZON by Barry Lopez, read by James Naughton

5/2/2019
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Travel from the Arctic to Antarctica and everywhere in between with Barry Lopez, author of ARCTIC DREAMS, as he takes listeners along on his autobiographical reflections. James Naughton narrates with the appropriate gravitas as Lopez brings listeners to the Galapagos and the Kenyan desert, often focusing his stories on his concerns for the health of the planet and humanity’s future. Explore the world with Lopez and Naughton as your guides. Published by Random House Audio. Read the full...

Duration:00:03:49

QUEENIE by Candice Carty-Williams, read by Shvorne Marks

5/1/2019
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Queenie is 25, a Jamaican Brit, and absolutely hilarious. Listeners follow Queenie through group texts, disastrous relationships, and problems with family as she searches for meaning and acceptance. Narrator Shvorne Marks gives a powerful performance of Queenie and excels with the diverse accents from the UK, Jamaica, Pakistan, and Uganda. Squeamish situations are hilarious, and Queenie’s low points are touching. Ideal listening to queue up for summer. Published by Simon & Schuster...

Duration:00:04:15

SAL AND GABI BREAK THE UNIVERSE by Carlos Hernandez, read by Anthony Rey Perez

4/30/2019
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Sal has just moved to Miami and is going to a magnet middle school to study magic. Listeners soon find out that Sal not only excels at sleight-of-hand but can also tear holes into alternate universes and bring things (and people!) into his own universe. Narrator Anthony Rey Perez skillfully interprets this delightful mix of realistic and fantastical events and nimbly switches between English and Spanish. Listeners will love hearing Sal and Gabi’s banter and growing friendship, the loving...

Duration:00:04:32

THE OTHER AMERICANS by Laila Lalami, read by Mozhan Marno, PJ Ochlan, et al.

4/29/2019
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Nora’s father Driss Guerraoui is killed in a hit-and-run, and she’s determined to find out why. A cast of narrators gives voice to the perspectives of the people impacted by his death. Mozhan Marno stands out for her ability to capture daughter Nora’s raw emotion. There’s a mystery at the heart of this audiobook, but it’s also an examination of what it means to be an American and an immigrant in America. Published by Random House Audio. Read the full review of THE OTHER AMERICANS at...

Duration:00:04:14