Spirit Run: A 6000-Mile Marathon Through North America's Stolen Land by Noé Álvarez; narrated by Ramon de OcampoWhat it is: a lyrical debut memoir by the son of Mexican immigrants that chronicles his working-class Washington State upbringing and his 2004 participation in the four-month, 6,000-mile Indigenous people's Peace and Dignity Journey, a relay-style run from Canada to South America.
Narration: Ramon de Ocampo conveys Noé Álvarez's inspiring coming-of-age journey with a quiet, thoughtful reading.
Pretty Things by Janelle Brown; narrated by Julia Whelan, Lauren Fortgang, and Hillary HuberWhat it's about: Reluctant con-artist Nina learned from the best: her mother Lily, a master grifter. Although Nina once wanted to escape her family's criminal legacy, Lily's cancer diagnosis prompts Nina to return to her old life in order to fund her mother's treatment.
Narration: A trio of award-winning narrators bring to life the multiple perspectives of this dramatic caper thriller.
Tombstone: The Earp Brothers, Doc Holliday, and the Vendetta Ride from Hell by Tom Clavin; narrated by Johnny HellerWhat it is: a vivid and rip-roaring chronicle of the infamous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in 1881 Tombstone, Arizona; the final book in Tom Clavin's Frontier Lawman trilogy, following Dodge City and Wild Bill.
Narration: Johnny Heller imbues this Old West history with an evocative folksy affect and distinct character voices.
Revolver Road by Christi Daugherty; narrated by Sophie AmossWhat happens: After a death threat, Savannah, Georgia, crime reporter Harper McClain is temporarily living on nearby Tybee Island. So when a famous musician's body washes up on the beach, complete with bullet holes, Harper is in the perfect location to dig into the case.
Narration: Sophie Amoss has narrated all three novels in the Harper McClain series; she won an AudioFile Earphones Award for series launch The Echo Killer.
The Coyotes of Carthage by Steven Wright; narrated by Glenn DavisWhat it is: a dark (and darkly humorous) tale of political and financial skulduggery in a small South Carolina town.
Narration: Glenn Davis' calm, leisurely paced reading underscores the complexity of the novel's conflicted protagonist, political "fixer" Andre Ross.
Had I Known: Collected Essays by Barbara Ehrenreich; narrated by Suzanne Toren What it is: an incisive collection of previously published essays from journalist and bestselling Nickel and Dimed author Barbara Ehrenreich.
Narration: In this AudioFile Earphones Award-winning recording, Suzanne Toren's witty and playful reading engages while it entertains.
Death in Mud Lick: A Coal Country Fight Against the Drug Companies That Delivered... by Eric Eyre; narrated by Michael David AxtellWhat it's about: how the opioid epidemic ravaged Kermit, West Virginia, a town with a population of less than 400 that distributed 12 million opioid pills over a period of three years.
Narration: Michael David Axtell conveys Kermit's heartwrenching decline in his impassioned AudioFile Earphones Award-winning recording.
A Bad Day for Sunshine by Darynda Jones; narrated by Lorelei King Starring: single mom Sunshine Vicram, who, thanks to her interfering parents, is the new sheriff of her quirky hometown of Del Sol, New Mexico.
Narration: Lorelei King juggles multiple character voices -- including a snarky tone for protagonist Sunshine -- in this first in a new mystery series.
The Honey-Don't List by Christina Lauren; narrated by Patti Murin and Jon RootStarring: Carey Duncan and James McCann, overworked assistants to celebrity couple Melissa and Russell Tripp. Can they prevent the public from learning that the Tripps secretly hate each other?
Narration: Patti Murin and Jon Root trade narrative duties in this upbeat romantic comedy.
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