Friday, March 13, 2015

The Listen List: Outstanding Audio Narration 2015

Looking for a great new audiobook?  The American Library Association recently announced the 2015 Listen List, a collection of audiobooks read by extraordinary narrators.  Check out the full list here!

The Bees by Laline Paull
Read by Orlagh Cassidy
Flora 717 is a sanitation worker, a member of the lowest caste in her orchard hive. With circumstances threatening the hive's survival, her curiosity is regarded as dangerous, but her courage and strength an asset. She finds her way into the Queen's inner sanctum, where she discovers mysteries about the hive that are both profound and ominous.

The Martian by Andy Weir
Read by R. C. Bray

 Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
Read by Robert Glenister
 When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. When Quine is found brutally murdered, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any Strike has encountered before.

Station Eleven by Emily St. John
Read by Kirsten Potter
 In a world ravaged by a pandemic, this small troupe moves between  settlements, performing Shakespeare and music for scattered communities of survivors. Spanning decades, moving back and forth in time, and vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic, this suspenseful, elegiac novel is rife with beauty.

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