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 the five that have caught our attention the most this month.
Fin has loved his half-sister Lady since he was five - first laying eyes on her in Italy after she ran away to Europe leaving her fiancé at the altar. Now 11, the recently orphaned boy comes into the care of the effervescent 25-year-old, herself in the midst of learning to be her own family. Cathleen Schine effortlessly captures the voice of worried, naïve Fin, and expertly sculpts Lady through his eyes. At once brave and wistful, Lady is the culmination of ideals the people around her have set, throwing herself against the bars of a gilded cage - one she keeps coming back to, for while outwardly courageous she is fearful of true escape. Fin is her protector; from herself, from her suitors, from the city. A gloriously spirited story of
I consider myself a foodie, but never have I found myself so emotionally invested in any food, let alone a piece of cheese. Michael Paterniti’s sophisticated prose awakened my taste buds and transported me to a remote, other-worldly village in Spain where I came to crave Páramo de Guzmán, arguably the world’s greatest (and most expensive) piece of cheese. The Telling Room, however, ignited within me much more than a simple food craving. Paterniti’s expertly woven narrative, with detailed descriptions of both people and land, invoked within me nostalgia for a simpler time. At the center of Paterniti’s memoir is Ambrosio, the passionate Spanish cheesemaker, betrayed by his best friend, living with revenge in his heart in a land where ..
When I heard that there were more Burton & Swinburne books on their way, I nearly did a dance around the office. The series – an insane steampunk amalgam of science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, mystery, and adventure – was already one my favorites, and I was thrilled that I could once again visit the characters in their alternate version of the Victorian Age. But I was even more excited to be able to listen to narrator Gerard Doyle, whose performance of the first three books was simply masterful. The Secret of Abdu El Yezdi is the first book in a second trilogy starring Sir Richard Francis Burton, and I can’t wait to dive back in. --Chris, Audible Editor
Vienna, Austria – 1895: The Victorian Era may only have six years to go, but there are still few life options for a woman, even one as sharp-witted and well-read as Minna Bernays. Having failed miserably as a lady’s companion by challenging yet another baroness one too many times, she is forced to turn to her sister, Martha, for help. Overwhelmed by the strain of caring for six children, Martha welcomes Minna into her home. Minna becomes a part of the family – finding companionship with the children, her sister, and especially with her sister’s husband, Dr. Sigmund Freud. He invites her into his world of academic and intellectual inquiry - a world submerged in theories of dream interpretation, hysteria and neurosis. They fall in love and ..
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