What happens: A white family staying in a rented Hamptons home finds their idyllic vacation cut short by the arrival of the owners, an older Black couple hoping to take refuge from a blackout in New York City.
Narration: In this AudioFile Earphones Award-winning recording, narrator Marin Ireland's nuanced reading captures the tensions between the two families as they try to understand the cause of the blackout.
Legendborn by Tracy Deonn; narrated by Joniece Abbott-Pratt
What it's about: While grieving the loss of her mother, 16-year-old Bree has her world shaken once again when she witnesses a demon attack and discovers the Legendborn, a magical secret society descended from King Arthur's knights.
Narration: Joniece Abbott-Pratt juggles multiple character accents and tones in her energetic reading of this suspenseful YA series opener.
What it's about: Three centuries after she makes a Faustian bargain to live forever but to be unremembered, adventurous young French woman Addie Larue discovers that one person, New York bookstore owner Henry, may be the exception.
Narration: Award-winning narrator Julia Whelan wields an impressive array of character accents (including French and New York) in her leisurely-paced reading of this sweeping fantasy.