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Audiobooks, 2017 List

SUMMERLOST [AUDIOBOOK]
Ally
Condie
Phoebe Strole
Penguin (Listening Library/Random House)
9780399566080
$35.00
2016

 Cedar’s family is still grieving deeply when they move to Iron Creek, home of a renowned theater festival. She uncovers a mystery in the untimely death of a bygone starlet, but this isn’t the only problem she must resolve in this touching and thoughtfully told story. The lowkey narration echoes the sense of loss.

GRAYLING'S SONG [AUDIOBOOK]
Karen
Cushman
Katherine Kellgren
Recorded Books
9781501916922
$50.00
2016

 A young, insecure girl is given the impossible task of freeing her domineering mother and other workers of magic from a terrible fate. Her travels bring her into contact with a myriad cast of characters, all uniquely and authentically voiced (and or sung) by the narrator. A powerful story of finding your own voice and using it wisely.

RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE [AUDIO]
Kate
DiCamillo
Jenna Lamia
Penguin (Listening Library/Random House)
9781101917435
$30.00
2017

 Raymie has decided that the only way to get her father to return home is to win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition. What starts off as a desire to best the other girls becomes a poignant story of learning to see other people's truths. The narrator brings authenticity to Raymie's voice and her struggle between what she wants and what the other girls need.

Bonnie-Sue
Hitchcock
Jorjeana Marie, Erin Tripp, Karissa Vacker, Robbie Daymond
Penguin (Listening Library/Random House)
9780147523716
$22.84
2016

 Ruth hides a secret she can’t keep for much longer, and even a cold stroke of luck may not be enough to save Dora. Alyce dreams of dancing elsewhere, while Hank, headed for safety, stumbles into serious danger. Four teenagers in rural Alaska, voiced by a quiet, alternating array of narrators, find their lives interwoven as each abandons the familiar in search of secure passage into adulthood.

BEING JAZZ: MY LIFE AS A (TRANSGENDER) TEEN [AUDIOBOOK]
Jazz
Jennings
Jazz Jennings
Penguin (Listening Library/Random House)
9780735207448
$30.00
2016

 Jazz Jennings' transition from a boy to a girl, her true authentic self, has made headlines as she and her family fought for the right to use the girl's bathroom and to play on a girl's soccer team. Jazz narrates her own story of her struggles, triumphs, hopes and dreams with passion and insight.

KEY TO EXTRAORDINARY [AUDIOBOOK]
Natalie
Lloyd
Kate Simses
Scholastic Audio
9780545910316
$29.99
2016

 Emma knows she is special: her mother told her so before she died. When she finds the clue to a hidden treasure Emma knows she will fulfill her destiny. This wonderfully voiced audio is perfect for lovers of magic, traditional music, and quirky but cool characters.

TRU AND NELLE (AUDIOBOOK)
G
Neri
Catherine Taber
Penguin (Listening Library/Random House)
9780735207400
$40.00
2016

 This story of the friendship between Nelle, a feckless tomboy and Tru, a quirky child being raised (somewhat absently) by distant relatives is loosely based on Harper Lee and Truman Capote. Life in their small Southern town is convincingly depicted as is their abiding affection for each other.

ANNA AND THE SWALLOW MAN [AUDIOBOOK]
Gavriel
Savit
Allan Corduner
Penguin (Listening Library/Random House)
9781101891834
$40.00
2016

 When 7-year old Anna finds herself alone in Nazi Poland, she finds companionship with the mysterious Swallow Man. As Anna grows up the Swallow Man remains her guide throughout their travels. The narrator manages to inhabit all of the characters, especially the intelligent but unknowable Swallow Man.

THE DARKEST CORNERS [AUDIOBOOK]
Kara
Thomas
Jorjeana Marie
Penguin (Listening Library/Random House)
9780147521378
$50.00
2016

 Tessa’s small town was victimized by a serial killer when she was a child, and now years later the killer may be back. This spookily quiet mystery builds to an explosive ending.