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Audiobooks, 2015 List

J. C.
Carleson
Meera Shimhan
Listening Library
9780804167048
$45.00
2014

After her father’s assassination in a bloody coup, 15-year-old Laila must adapt to American life and reconcile her memories of privilege with an opposing worldview. An afterword by the author, a former undercover CIA agent, follows Siman and Benard’s expert narration of the story.

Cory
Doctorow
Wil Wheaton
Blackstone Audio
9781483020310
$15.00
2014

Wil Wheaton narrates this companion, part suspenseful thriller, part instruction guide, to Little Brother (Random House Audio, 2010). Marcus Yallow’s hacktivist past finds him in the form of a trove of Wikileaks-type documents about everything from the financial crisis to Homeland Security.

Candace
Fleming
Kimberly Farr
Listening Library
9780553395303
$50.00
2014

History at its best: a riveting account of the lives of Nicholas and Alexandra. Farr’s superb narration conveys the remarkable story of their opulent lives, the abject poverty of their people, the influence of Rasputin and the beginning of Communism.

Half Bad by Sally Green
Sally
Green
Carl Prekopp
Penguin Audiobooks
9780670016785
$17.95
2014

Nathan’s life is full of contradictions in this fantastical mystery. Prekopp’s skillfully paced narration introduces Nathan’s white witch mother and black witch father, his oldest sister's hatred and brother's love through a rollercoaster of shifting settings and emotions.

Laura
Hillenbrand
Edward Herrmann
Listening Library
9780553397130
$29.95
2014

Former Olympian Louis Zamperini’s fortitude and sheer willpower were lifesaving during his Japanese POW experiences. Hermann conveys with unsentimental gravitas Zamperini’s heroism as he endures torture and deprivation at the hands of a vicious Japanese commandant.

Dana
Levy
Dan Woren
Listening Library
9780804168649
$35.00
2014

Spend a year with the Fletcher family (two dads, four sons, and assorted real and imaginary pets) at school, on the soccer field, and with a grumpy new neighbor. Full of humor and love, this is a great family road-trip book!

Thomas
Meehan
Annie Potts
Penguin Audiobooks
9781611762716
$29.95
2014

Potts’ narration breathes cheerful life into the original story of the little orphan known as Annie, including her life with cruel Miss Hannigan, her search for her parents and her fortunate encounter with Miss Farrell that leads her to Daddy Warbucks.

Jason
Reynolds
J. B. Adkins
Listening Library
9780553395716
$44.99
2014

When a hip party gets out of hand and his friend Noodles is severely beaten Ali—who has always managed to stay above the fray in his Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood—is caught in the middle. Adkins’ narration brings the grit of Ali’s world to life.

Marcus
Sedgwick
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Listening Library
978-0-553-55213-3
$44.99
2014

This saga that takes place across many years is so expertly narrated that listeners know exactly where they are in this complex and compelling novel. Intertwining tales set on the Isle of the Blessed are beautifully told making the slightly unnerving story a rare treat.