Fellside is a maximum security prison on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors. It's not the kind of place you'd want to end up. But it's where Jess Moulson could be spending the rest of her life.
"The Girl With All the Gifts ranks among the top 5 sci-fi books I’ve listened to, so needless to say, I walked into M.R. Carey’s latest novel with high expectations. I think it's now safe to up my bet and say that Carey is now among my favorite authors in the genre. Fellside is definitely much different than The Girl With All the Gifts—it’s more horror than sci-fi—a ghost story that takes place in a prison. But both books share many of the same elements: a compulsive, un-guessable mystery, a chilling setting, and multi-dimensional characters. Best of all, although this isn't a sequel, the magnificent Finty Williams is back as narrator. Her gentle, measured voice the perfect match for the author's unique brand of horror. Do yourself a favor and go into this one, like the last, knowing as little as possible." -- Sam, Audible Editor
In today's 24/7, fast-paced, always-connected, perpetually harried, and sleep-deprived world, the hunger for sleep is only getting stronger. The Sleep Revolution both sounds the alarm on the worldwide sleep crisis and offers a road map for how we can take back our sleep and transform our lives and our world.
"I'm the type of person who sets three alarms and hits 'snooze' as each one goes off in the morning, so to say that I appreciate a good slumber is an understatement. When I heard Arianna Huffington was writing a book about the importance of sleep, and how the cultural disregard for sleep in the United States has had deleterious effects on everything from our productivity to health, I was all ears. I'm a huge fan of Huffington's book Thrive and its call to redefine 'success' in life, and I'm excited to see what new information and insight she brings to the grossly undervalued, but mammalian necessity of sleep." -- Laura, Audible Editor
Following Jane from her childhood as an orphan in Northern England through her experience as a governess at Thornfield Hall, Charlotte Brontë's Gothic classic is an early exploration of women's independence in the mid-19th century and the pervasive societal challenges women had to endure. At Thornfield, Jane meets the complex and mysterious Mr. Rochester, with whom she shares a complicated relationship that ultimately forces her to reconcile the conflicting passions of romantic love and religious piety.
"Jane Eyre is probably the book I’ve read the most times in my life. Though in full disclosure a handful of the re-reads were for English papers over the years, this classic and moodily dark romantic coming-of-age novel always seemed ready with a new insight to offer me as I was growing up. (And fun fact: I even included a passage from it in my wedding service!) Yet despite the number of times I’ve returned to Jane Eyre, I had never listened to it, and I’m so glad that I waited for this absolutely stunning performance. From her performance, it was obvious to me that Thandie Newton connects personally with the text, and the love and care she took with it elevated the experience for me." -- Emily, Audible Editor
The most powerful political tool of the modern presidency is control of the message and the image. In Republic of Spin - a vibrant history covering more than 100 years of politics - presidential historian David Greenberg recounts the rise of the White House spin machine, from Teddy Roosevelt to Barack Obama. His sweeping, startling narrative takes us behind the scenes to see how the tools and techniques of image making and message craft work.
"I wouldn’t describe myself as someone who is hugely knowledgeable of political history or politics, in general—I hold an amount of built-in cynicism around the whole endeavor that I’m trying hard to overcome—but given the ubiquitous nature of America’s current presidential race and its oftentimes bizarre, "what-is-happening" moments, I found myself searching for how we got here. Greenberg’s book gives a fair, unbiased look at just that: how past presidents, from Teddy Roosevelt to Barack Obama, attempted to sell themselves through image making and message crafting. It’s a fascinating and enlightening listen, especially as we try to decipher which of today’s candidates seem a little too primped (à la Harry Truman, who benefited from a radio exec’s coaching) or too "off-the-cuff" (à la Nixon, whose attempt to appear authentic resulted in the exact opposite)." -- Doug, Audible Editor
This version of the Bennet family - and Mr. Darcy - is one that you have and haven't met before: Liz is a magazine writer in her late 30s who, like her yoga instructor older sister, Jane, lives in New York City. When their father has a health scare, they return to their childhood home in Cincinnati to help - and discover that the sprawling Tudor they grew up in is crumbling, and the family is in disarray.
"As a Jane Austen fanatic, I have indulged in many an Austen spin-off as modern authors attempt to recapture the enduring magic of her characters. Curtis Sittenfeld has managed to accomplish what few others have in Eligible: she has taken the beloved bones of Pride and Prejudice, while creating a truly fresh and enjoyable story in its own right. Liz Bennet is in her late 30s working and living in NYC with her sister, Jane. Their worlds are turned upside when they have to move home to Cincinnati after their father suffers a heart attack. Their family home is falling apart, their sisters are leeches, and their love lives are thrown into disarray when they meet Chip Bingley and Fitzwilliam Darcy. Witty, fun, and full of personality, Eligible is pure entertainment for Austen & Sittenfeld fans alike." -- Katie, Audible Editor
Dodgers is the story of a young man named East who works for an LA drug gang, sent by his uncle along with some other teenage boys - including East's hotheaded younger brother - to kill a witness connected to a major case, who is hiding out in Wisconsin. The journey takes East out of a city he's never left and into an America that is entirely alien to him, and over the course of his journey the book brings in elements from a diverse array of genres, ranging from crime fiction to road narrative to coming-of-age novel.
"I have nothing in common with East, the main character in Bill Beverley's debut novel, Dodgers. Despite this, and despite his less-than-honorable position as a L.A. gang member, I became wholly a part of his journey and completely invested in what happens to him. When things go wrong after a police raid and a young girl is shot, East and three other boys (all under 20) are sent across country as part of a hit squad on a judge who is hiding out in Wisconsin. What ensues is a road trip and a coming-of-age story full of missteps and first times. East sees that the world is much bigger than what he's seen of it so far, the criminal life is not inevitable, and he finds himself at the crossroads where a different adult future may be possible." -- Tricia, Audible Editor