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.
I fell in love with Sarah Maas’ Throne of Glass series, because it completely and utterly transported me to another time and place. The story is focused around smart and sassy teen assassin Celaena Sardothien, who is pulled out of the slavery salt mines of Endovier and brought to the Crown Prince, who presents her with an interesting proposition. If she wins a competition to become the corrupt King’s royal assassin, she will win her freedom after serving the kingdom for three years. Throne of Glass has the competitive elements of The Hunger Games, the royal family dysfunction of Game of Thrones, which amounts to a truly captivating listen. -- Sarah, Audible ..
Like most, I don't believe in lying, but I've never been opposed to the occasional white lie when I felt it was warranted. So I was pretty intrigued when I heard about this essay from Sam Harris, in which he argues that all forms of lying are inherently detrimental to our lives and relationships with others. From false encouragement to omission, Harris dismisses the notion that any kind of lie is truly harmless - often using insightful, true stories as examples. It's a short listen that is definitely worth checking out for anyone interested in psychology, human behavior, or self-improvement. I predict I'll be choosing my words wisely when I open a gift I don't love this holiday season! -- Sam, ..
Aimée Carter has created a haunting, dystopian America in which a person’s rank, from I-VII, determines their future. Kitty Doe goes from a III to a VII overnight – but at a price. She has been surgically reconstructed to look like Lila Hart, the niece of the Prime Minister. Unbeknownst to the public Lila is dead, and Kitty now has a choice: will she behave and do as the Prime Minister says, or will she lead the rebellion that Lila began, and start the revolution that the people deserve? I have read my fair share of YA dystopian lit over the past few years, but Carter’s Pawn truly stands out. Her characters, while not always likeable, are raw and relatable, and her ability to create a sense of place is uncanny. Pawn is ..
Girls of Atomic City s the story of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, a town of farmland and not much else, until around 1942 when the U.S. government launched a top secret facility there. Thousands of men and women were recruited to live and work in Oak Ridge from all over the country, and by 1945, the town’s population had skyrocketed to 75,000, and Oak Ridge was booming with shops, schools, churches and families. It is not until the first atomic bomb is dropped on Japan that the secret of Oak Ridge comes out: they had, unknowingly, been enriching uranium for what would come to be known as the end of WWII. Denise Kiernan’s remarkable research and detailed interviews weave a fascinating narrative of the women who built the atomic bomb on ..
To put it bluntly, this book was mind blowing… no pun intended. Like most people, I latched onto the Left-brain vs. Right-brain theory of personality types – those with a dominant left hemisphere are more analytical and those with a dominant right hemisphere are more creative. Within the first chapter, Dr. Kosslyn had me challenging this notion, and thinking of the brain, and myself, in a completely new way. Dr. Kosslyn and G. Wayne Miller present very detailed scientific findings in an extraordinarily accessible manner- you don’t have to be a scientist to understand what they’re saying. -- Laura, Audible Editor
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