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Editors Select

See What We're Most Excited About in February

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 five that have caught our attention the most this month.

 
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  • The Wives of Los Alamos: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By TaraShea Nesbit
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (53)

    Their average age was 25. They came from Berkeley, Cambridge, Paris, London, Chicago - and arrived in New Mexico ready for adventure, or at least resigned to it. But hope quickly turned to hardship as they were forced to adapt to a rugged military town where everything was a secret, including what their husbands were doing at the lab. They lived in barely finished houses with P.O. box addresses in a town wreathed with barbed wire, all for the benefit of a project that didn’t exist as far as the public knew.

    Amazon Customer says: "Tedious"

    "There’s no doubt about it, TaraShea Nesbit’s debut is a strange one. But it’s also lyrical and lovely and appeals to my inner English major who gets giddy when a novel’s form matches its meaning so perfectly. Being so acclimated to books that delve into the minutiae of individual experience, the use of the first person plural narrative voice was a shock to my ear, though it wasn’t long before I realized what Nesbit was getting at here. Historical women make great fictional fodder (think The Paris Wife, The Women, The Chaperone, just to name a few) because often so little is known about them. But Nesbit take a different tactic. Instead of fleshing out one person from the mass of history she makes this about the common ..
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Truman Capote
    • Narrated By Michael C. Hall
    Overall
    (1024)
    Performance
    (939)
    Story
    (946)

    Golden Globe-winning actor Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Six Feet Under) performs Truman Capote's masterstroke about a young writer's charmed fascination with his unorthodox neighbor, the "American geisha" Holly Golightly. Holly - a World War II-era society girl in her late teens - survives via socialization, attending parties and restaurants with men from the wealthy upper class who also provide her with money and expensive gifts. Over the course of the novella, the seemingly shallow Holly slowly opens up to the curious protagonist.

    Michael says: "Subtle yet Extravagant"

    "Although very familiar with the iconic film, I’d never actually read the novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote. When I heard that actor Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Six Feet Under) was narrating it for Audible, I jumped at the chance to listen. Capote’s classic is simultaneously darker and more wistful than the film, and the famed Holly Golightly a little more calculating than charming. Michael C. Hall delivers a mesmerizing performance, giving each character their own unique voice. Hall’s cadence perfectly matches Capote’s words, and he forced me into my own whirlwind friendship with Holly. I’d never before experienced a narrator who seemed to so completely understand an author’s intentions – the effect was magical." ..
  • One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By B. J. Novak
    • Narrated By B. J. Novak, Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (609)
    Performance
    (564)
    Story
    (568)

    B.J. Novak's One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories is an endlessly entertaining, surprisingly sensitive, and startlingly original debut that signals the arrival of a brilliant new voice in American fiction. A boy wins a $100,000 prize in a box of Frosted Flakes - only to discover how claiming the winnings might unravel his family. A woman sets out to seduce motivational speaker Tony Robbins - turning for help to the famed motivator himself. A new arrival in Heaven, overwhelmed with options, procrastinates over a long-ago promise to visit his grandmother....

    Marci says: "It gets better, and better, and better, and better"

    "If the name B.J. Novak rings a bell for you, you were probably at some point a fan of The Office: he played character Ryan Howard in over 150 episodes and behind the scenes, wrote, co-produced, and directed dozens of others. Considering his resume, I knew it was safe to assume many of his stories within would be funny – and they were – but I was pleasantly surprised by how many were just as clever and imaginative. Novak has a knack for observation, and he uses it to create situations that are as honest as they are insane. From the alternate telling of the /“Tortoise and the Hare/” to the tale of a boy who defies his parents for a chance to win a $10,000 cereal box prize (and discovers his real father in the process), reading his ..
  • The UnAmericans: Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Molly Antopol
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    Again and again, Molly Antopol’s deeply sympathetic characters struggle for footing in an uncertain world, hounded by forces beyond their control. Their voices are intimate and powerful and they resonate with searing beauty. Antopol is a superb young talent, and The UnAmericans will long be remembered for its wit, humanity, and heart.

    W. Perry Hall says: "All the lonely people, where do they all belong?"

    "I was initially attracted to Molly Antopol’s The UnAmericans because her style and subject matter seemed to resemble Jhumpa Lahiri, who is one of my favorite writers. Antopol lives up to this grand comparison: like Lahiri, her stories overflow with the universality of the human experience, puncturing tragey with unexpected humor. I found myself continuously thinking about the characters long after their chapters ended, especially thanks to seasoned narrator Jennifer van Dyck, who helps brings the voices of these people to life." -- Sarah, Audible Editor
  • Little Demon in the City of Light: A True Story of Murder and Mesmerism in Belle Epoque Paris

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Steven Levingston
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    A delicious account of a murder most gallic - think CSI Paris meets Georges Simenon - whose lurid comibation of sex, brutality, forensics, and hypnotism riveted first a nation and then the world. Little Demon in the City of Light is the thrilling - and so wonderfully French - story of a gruesome 1889 murder of a lascivious court official at the hands of a ruthless con man and his pliant mistress and the international manhunt, sensational trial, and an inquiry into the limits of hypnotic power that ensued.

    Michael Greenstein says: "I loved this book!"

    "Fans of Erik Larson's The Devil in the White City will love Little Demon, which also examines a sensational crime set in a major city during a glamorous period of history. In late 19th century Paris, hypnotism spread like wildfire through the clinics and drawing rooms of fashionable Europe and North America; part parlor game, part pure charlatanism, and part science. This a the setting of a gruesome murder committed by con man Michel Eyraud, and his mistress Gabrielle Bompard (the woman who would become as "Little Demon"). The incredible facts of the case, the extended manhunt, and the dramatic courtroom scenes, and a head-line grabbing defense of "hypnotism", need no embellishment from the true story. Was Gabrielle in fact ..
  • The Deepest Secret: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Carla Buckley
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (73)

    Eve Lattimore’s family is like every other on their suburban street, with one exception. Her son Tyler has a rare medical condition that makes him fatally sensitive to light, which means heavy curtains and deadlocked doors protect him during the day and he can never leave the house except at night. For Eve, only constant vigilance stands between an increasingly restless teenage son and the dangers of the outside world.

    Suzn F says: "Engaging and Interesting Story"

    "I love a good suspense story--add to that the secrecy of suburbia, and you have yourself a winner. When I first picked up this book, I thought it would be more of a psychological thriller. Instead I got a captivating tale about a family’s struggles, both internal and external, and just how far a mother would go to protect her family. Though this book deals with very heavy & somewhat unlikely situations, it left me questioning my own beliefs about forgiveness and morality. I definitely stayed up way too late reading this book- I just needed to find out how everything would be resolved." -- Laura, Audible Editor
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