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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 listening to. So we wanted to share with you those that have caught our attention the most this month.


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  • The Invention of Wings: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Sue Monk Kidd
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Adepero Oduye, Sue Monk Kidd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5537)
    Performance
    (5040)
    Story
    (5025)

    From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world - and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

    Jan says: "Historical Fiction - beautifully quilted!"

    The Invention of Wings is a powerful, sweeping novel set in the American Deep South during the 19th century inspired by real events. Sarah Grimke is the middle daughter - the one her mother calls difficult and her father calls remarkable. On her 11th birthday, Hetty 'Handful' Grimke is taken from the slave quarters she shares with her mother, wrapped in lavender ribbons, and presented to Sarah as a gift. Sarah knows what she does next will unleash a world of trouble - putting into motion the kind of change that never comes easy. The Invention of Wings evokes a world of shocking contrasts, of beauty and ugliness, of righteous people living daily with cruelty they fail to recognize; and celebrates the power of friendship and ..
  • Shovel Ready: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Adam Sternbergh
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (55)

    Spademan used to be a garbage man. That was before the dirty bomb hit Times Square, before his wife was killed, and before the city became a blown-out shell of its former self. Now he's a hitman. In a near-future New York City split between those who are wealthy enough to "tap in" to a sophisticated virtual reality, and those who are left to fend for themselves in the ravaged streets, Spademan chose the streets. His new job is not that different from his old one: waste disposal is waste disposal. He doesn't ask questions, he works quickly, and he's handy with a box cutter.

    Kevin says: "An ok book. Nothing really resonated."

    I was initially drawn into this book by its title and grim, gritty cover, but I was even more excited to learn the plot. The story is set in a post-apocalyptic New York City - where the young and poor live in camps in the park, while the rich retreat to an elaborate virtual reality – and tells the story of Spademan, a garbageman turned hitman. Spademan doesn’t ask any questions about the people he’s hired to kill – his only rule is no kids. But that all changes when he’s hired to kill the runaway daughter of a wealthy evangelist. At times the story reminded me of the writings of both Chuck Palahniuk and Philip K. Dick, which is a compliment in my book! Debut author Adam Sternbergh (a writer for New York Magazine) has written a witty, ..
  • Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?: Confessions of a Gay Dad

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Dan Bucatinsky
    • Narrated By Dan Bucatinsky
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
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    In 2005, Dan Bucatinsky and his partner, Don Roos, found themselves in an L.A. delivery room, decked out in disposable scrubs from shower cap to booties, to welcome their adopted baby girl - launching their frantic yet memorable adventures into fatherhood. Two and a half years later, the same birth mother - a heroically generous, pack-a-day teen with a passion for Bridezilla marathons and Mountain Dew - delivered a son into the couple’s arms.

    heather says: "honestly, he tells it all as it is!"

    Don’t let the title fool you: Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight is so much more than a book about parenting or adoption for same-sex couples. Tears streamed down my face in laughter and at times sadness as I went on this personal journey with Dan Bucatinsky (Emmy® award-winning actor, Scandal) as he and his husband Don adopt and raise their two children Eliza and Jonah. Bucatinsky has a unique ability as a writer to craft each chapter with his whole heart – yet his style is not overtly saccharine – and he delivers a witty and relatable story with each vignette about his parental coming-of-age. Anyone with kids or considering starting a family one day will find chapters such as “Wake Up and the Smell the Fingers” ..
  • Fracture

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Megan Miranda
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
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    Eleven minutes passed before Delaney Maxwell was pulled from the icy waters of a Maine lake by her best friend, Decker Phillips. By then her heart had stopped beating. Her brain had stopped working. She was dead. And yet she somehow defied medical precedent to come back seemingly fine - despite the scans that showed significant brain damage. Everyone wants Delaney to be all right, but she knows she's far from normal. Pulled by strange sensations she can't control or explain, Delaney finds herself drawn to the dying. Is her altered brain now predicting death, or causing it?

    Ck says: "Well Written, great narrator"

    Delaney Maxwell’s existence is, quite simply, a miracle. When she fell through the ice on a lake near her home in Maine, it was eleven minutes before her best friend Decker pulled her out. At some point during those eleven minutes Delaney died, but six days later her body and her brain defied science, and she woke up. Her near-death experience, however, has left her with a rare ability – she can sense when someone is about to die. Megan Miranda’s debut novel Fracture gripped me from the start. Miranda so expertly captures the teenage psyche, and effortlessly weaves elements of suspense and romance into Fracture, that it’s hard to believe this is her first published book. Fan-favorite narrator Therese Plummer lends her ..
  • First Love

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Emily Raymond
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
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    Axi Moore is a "good girl": She studies hard, stays out of the spotlight, and doesn't tell anyone that what she really wants is to run away from it all. The only person she can tell is her best friend, Robinson - who she also happens to be madly in love with. When Axi impulsively invites Robinson to come with her on an unplanned cross-country road trip, she breaks the rules for the first time in her life. But the adventure quickly turns from carefree to out-of-control....

    DJ says: "Childish and boring"

    Inspired by James Patterson’s own young love story, First Love tells the tale of two star-crossed teenagers, Axi and Robinson, beginning in the small town of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Axi, the good girl dealt a bad hand in life, decides to leave it all behind and with the money she’s earned as top-babysitter, venture out on the road trip of a lifetime. She invites her best pal and bad boy, secret crush Robinson along for the ride, and before you know it the two become a real-life Bonnie and Clyde. As the truth behind the trip begins to emerge, the carefree pair quickly learn that even in a fast car, reality always has a way of catching up to you. Through the eyes of characters wise beyond their years, First Love hits on the ..
  • The Visionist: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Rachel Urquhart
    • Narrated By Ellen Archer, Peter Ganim, Ali Ahn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (39)

    In this exquisite, transporting debut, 15-year-old Polly Kimball sets fire to the family farm, killing her abusive father. She and her young brother find shelter in a Massachusetts Shaker community called The City of Hope. It is the Era of Manifestations, when young girls in Shaker enclaves all across the Northeast are experiencing extraordinary mystical visions, earning them the honorific of "Visionist" and bringing renown to their settlements.

    Suzn F says: "Insight into the Stark World of the Shakers"

    I very rarely, if ever, choose a Historical Fiction book to read for pleasure. After skimming a brief summary of The Visionist I decided to give it a try – and I’m very happy I did. The story follows the unique and haunting experiences of Polly Kimball – a 15 year old girl who kills her abusive father and finds refuge in a tight-knit Massachusetts Shaker community. Unexpectedly, Polly is hailed within the group as a “Visionist”. With this newfound praise, and accompanying scrutiny, we watch her struggle as she adjusts to her new status, new friendships, and new life- all while keeping her harrowing past hidden. It’s hard to believe that this is Rachel Urquhart’s debut novel- it is beautifully written, wonderfully researched, and ..
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