When Ghosts Come Home by Wiley Cash; narrated by JD Jackson Oak Island, NC, 1984: A plane crashes at the small beach town's empty airport late one night. Although the pilot and the plane's cargo are nowhere to be found, a murdered local Black man is discovered nearby.
Narration: Narrator JD Jackson captures multiple character viewpoints in his intense AudioFile Earphones Award-winning recording.
A Lot Like Adiós by Alexis Daria; narrated by Seraphine ValentineThe backstory: Growing up next door to each other in the Bronx, Michelle Amato and Gabriel Aguilar were best friends -- and almost more -- before Gabriel left for Los Angeles without a backward glance.
Narration: Seraphine Valentine returns to narrate this charming 2nd Primas of Power romance, offering relatable portrayals of both characters as they try to reconnect.
The Chaos Kind by Barry Eisler; narrated by Barry EislerWhat it is: the fast-paced latest entry in Barry Eisler's series of spy thrillers featuring an all-star team of covert operatives and assassins who work outside the system to accomplish their assignments.
Narration: Eisler pulls double duty for this brisk reading of his 11th action-packed John Rain novel.
The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times by Jane Goodall and Douglas Abrams; narrated by Jane Goodall and Douglas AbramsWhat it is: a thought-provoking and reflective argument that even in the darkest times, there are still plenty of reasons to keep hope alive.
Narration: Naturalist Jane Goodall shares observations about human nature and stories from her extraordinary life in this intimate conversation with co-author Douglas Abrams.
The Matzah Ball by Jean Meltzer; narrated by Dara RosenbergThe premise: Jewish woman Rachel Rubenstein-Goldblatt hides her career as an author of Christmas romances. When her editor demands a Hanukkah romance, Rachel seeks inspiration at the Matzah Ball, an event produced by her former crush-turned-nemesis, Jacob Greenberg.
Narration: Dara Rosenberg captures a variety of character accents with nuance in this immersive AudioFile Earphones Award-winning romance.
I Take My Coffee Black: Reflections on Tupac, Musical Theater, Faith, and Being Black in... by Tyler Merritt; foreword by Jimmy Kimmel; narrated by Tyler Merritt, Jimmy Kimmel, James Inglehart, Jerrie Elaine Merritt, and Milton MerrittWhat it's about: the life, faith, and work of actor, comedian, and musician Tyler Merritt and the way his identity as a Black man has affected all three.
Narration: Anchored by an emotional performance from Merritt, a full cast including Merritt's parents, friends, and comedian Jimmy Kimmel participates in this AudioFile Earphones Award winner.
Forever Young by Hayley Mills; narrated by Hayley MillsWhat it's about: child star and Disney darling Hayley Mills' roller-coaster life in the spotlight.
Narration: Mills offers a candid assessment of the perks and pitfalls of the Disney star system in her reflective debut.
Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World by Benjamin Alire Sáenz; narrated by Lin-Manuel MirandaWhat it is: a thought-provoking exploration of what "happily ever after" looks like for two Mexican American boys in a relationship during the final year of high school.
Narration: Returning for this 2nd Aristotle and Dante novel, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda earned an AudioFile Earphones Award for his lyrical and empathetic narration.
The Last Mona Lisa by Jonathan Santlofer; narrated by Edoardo Ballerini What it is: a compelling and descriptive portrayal of the real-life 1911 art heist where the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre.
Narration: Actor Edoardo Ballerini's fast-paced reading ratchets up the tension of this intricately plotted thriller.
Wolf Point by Ian K. Smith; narrated by Amir AbdullahWas it murder? Two years ago, Walter Griffin, a prominent Black Chicagoan, was found in a watery grave and his death ruled a suicide. But his children believe he was murdered and bring in PI Ashe Cayne to investigate in a case complicated by corruption and racial tensions.
Narration: Series narrator Amir Abdullah returns for another immersive portrayal of the beleaguered Cayne.
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