Just like you, we Editors at Audible have books each month that we just can't wait to get our hands on. Whether it's a favorite author, genre, or narrator, there are some books we'll drop everything to start reading or listening to. So we wanted to share with you the six that have caught our attention the most this month.
"My very first listen – 10 years ago, and still one of my all-time favorites – was Julia Glass’ Three Junes, and I’ve been a big fan of her work ever since. And the Dark Sacred Night promises a return not only to her compelling storytelling but to the beloved Fenno of Junes, who has a connection to Kit Noonan, our struggling protagonist who hopes that unraveling the mystery of his father’s identity will get his life back on track. Glass is at her best in revealing family secrets from alternating perspectives, and narrator Mark Deakins is more than up to the task of portraying each of these unique voices in the book I’m most looking forward to this month." -- Diana, ..
"At times we all feel the pressure to take on more than we can handle – to pack our schedules full and be all things to all people. We may think we’re doing the right thing, but as Greg McKeown lays out in his new book, ultimately this behavior leads us to feel stressed out, overworked, and under-satisfied. Essentialism is a call to arms to stop the craziness and apply a structured discipline that will help to identify and foster what matters. By cutting out the nonessential, we can in-turn achieve productivity, fulfillment, and success." -- Regina, Audible Editor
"I’ve been a huge fan of Celaena Sardothien since first listening to the Throne of Glass novels. While I was fascinated with her journey to become the King’s royal assassin and win her freedom from the treacherous salt mines, I always wondered about her early years and the events that led her to become the world’s deadliest assassin. Assassin's Blade treats fans to 12 stories looking back at Celaeana’s past adventures, which helped shed light on mysteries left unanswered in the novels. If you love Sarah J. Maas’ series, or are looking for an action-packed YA fantasy series, don’t miss this one." -- Sarah, Audible Editor
"E.G. Vallianatos, writing with journalist McKay Jenkins, shares his insider knowledge of the Environmental Protection Agency – his employer for 25 years – in this horrifying yet important listen, Poison Spring. Vallianatos’ account of the deep-rooted corruption at the EPA, and the alarming number of poisons we ingest as a result of said corruption, genuinely frightened me. Outdated laws, an incredibly low number of test labs, and politicians (as well as the people who finance their campaigns) all contribute to an EPA whose interests no longer align with the health and welfare of the American people. Vallianatos advocates for a politically neutral EPA and smaller farms that promote safe agricultural practices as the path to a
"It's been a long time since I've been this excited about a new sci-fi novel, and when I heard Chris Beckett’s Dark Eden had already made a splash in the UK – winning the 2013 Arthur C. Clark award for best novel – I knew I had to listen immediately. What I found was a fascinatingly original story set in a very unique world. Dark Eden is a sunless alien planet populated by strange creatures that was reminiscent to me of deep sea Earth. There lives the Family – the hundreds of direct descendants from the first humans to be marooned there ages ago. The Family never leaves their home in the forest, patiently waiting for the day when Earth will return to take them back home – until one day a young boy named John dares to wonder ..
"I’m not the type of person who typically reads celebrity biographies. To be honest, I’ve only read these types of books out of need on long flights. I willingly picked up Judy Greer’s I Don’t Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star because I happen to love the eclectic mix of television shows and movies in which she’s been. Her book is funny, interesting, and honest. She speaks of her childhood in Michigan, her college years in Chicago, and her time in L.A. The best part? It’s like listening to your best friend talk about her day. " -- Laura, Audible Editor
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