Fiction Winner: Circe

The way someone speaks—their dialect, rhythm, the words they choose—clarifies their character. To read a great book is to get someone else’s voice stuck in your head, and it can change the very way that you think. If you were to read Circe, Madeline Miller’s sublime sense of voice and lyric would easily take root in your mind. To listen to it, with Perdita Weeks’ intimate, musical, and deeply personal narration, you’ll be lucky not to fall into a trance. That is to say nothing about the story, which for me has absolutely redefined the power of mythology, and captured the way a human mind perceives itself better than any book I’ve experienced before. —Michael, Audible Editor