"Philipp Meyer, author of American Rust, does not disappoint with his second novel, The Son. Here, he takes on Texas and offers a sweeping epic that is ambitious, brutal, and unfiltered. In 1849, Eli McCullough is kidnapped by the Comanches after they torture and murder his family, and the story follows his assimilation into (and ultimate escape from) that world. The book also jumps through time to examine the lives of his progeny, specifically his son and great-granddaughter, and by the end of the book, their three stories work together to give a complete, yet not too neatly put-together picture of their unique history. Will Patton, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Shepherd, and Clifton Collins Jr. offer stellar narration, honoring Meyer’s ..
"I’ve had an advanced copy of Rogue for quite some time, but I only listened to it recently as I was so reluctant to say goodbye to the world that Gina Damico created. The final audiobook in her Croak trilogy took me on a roller coaster of emotions – all the way from laughing to uncontrollably sobbing. This remarkable ability to seamlessly infuse wit and sarcasm with such a grim subject matter truly sets Damico apart. In Rogue, we follow Lex, Uncle Mort, Driggs, and our other favorite grim reapers on their quest to save the Afterlife. While I won’t spoil who wins the war, I will encourage you to keep a tissue box nearby. Jessica Almasy, who did an incredible job bringing these characters to life and giving them each ..
"Bryan Cranston is turning in one of the great television performances as Walter White on the Emmy Award-winning Breaking Bad, so needless to say, I was thrilled to hear that he'd be narrating Tim O'Brien's classic The Things They Carried. I first experienced the book in high school, and to revisit it now with such a gifted performer is an absolute treat. Cranston fully inhabits O'Brien's collection of semi-autobiographical stories about the Vietnam War and brings to it a sense of experience as though he were actually there. I've only heard a sample so far, but I'd already consider this one of the top audiobook performances of the year." -- Chris, Audible Editor
"Nicola Marter has a gift – when she touches an object, she can see into its past. When she beholds a wooden carving called the "Firebird," her abilities transport her to 18th century Russia, where she finds young Anna Moray, one of the object’s original owners. As impressive as time travel is, what I kept marveling at was author Susanna Kearsley’s writing. She effortlessly entwines two narratives in The Firebird and manages to make them equally compelling. Her beautiful, rich prose created such vivid images in my mind, that I feel as though I have actually met all of the characters and seen the places we journey to in this book. Listening to her words added another level of enjoyment, with the dynamic narrator Katherine Kellgren ..
"I knew I always liked The Great Gatsby, but having not read it since high school, I couldn’t remember exactly why. After listening to Jake Gyllenhaal’s superb narration, I was reminded of what I found so great about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic. Gyllenhaal strikes the right chord as, Nick Carraway, who exists within the hyper-privileged world of Long Island’s upper crust but manages to avoid becoming jaded and swept up by the materialism of his cousin, Daisy, and the titular Gatsby. Fitzgerald’s elegant yet simple prose still holds up, and Gyllenhaal treats it with the utmost respect, allowing the vivid descriptions of mansions, landmarks, and 1920s New York to flow at just the right pace. While ultimately tragic, The Great Gatsby is full
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