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Outstanding recent audiobooks

2014

All the light we cannot see

All the light we cannot see
by Doerr, Anthony
LISTLIB DISC FICTION DOERR
Audiofile 2014 Best Audiobooks



The arsonist: a novel

The arsonist: a novel
by Miller, Sue
LISTLIB DISC FICTION MILLER
Audiofile 2014 Best Audiobooks



The bees

The bees
by Paull, Laline
LISTLIB DISC FICTION PAULL
Audiofile 2014 Best Audiobooks



The boys in the boat

The boys in the boat
by Brown, Daniel
LISTLIB DISC 797.123 BRO
Narrated by Edward Herrmann
American Library Association "Listen List"


The bully pulpit

The bully pulpit
by Goodwin, Doris Kearns
LISTLIB DISC BIO ROOSEVELT
Narrated by Edward Herrmann
Booklist "2014 Editors' Choice"



David and Goliath : underdogs, misfits, and the art of battling giants

David and Goliath : underdogs, misfits, and the art of battling giants
by Gladwell, Malcolm
LISTLIB DISC 155.24 GLA
Narrated by Malcolm Gladwell
2014 Audie Award



Destroyer angel

Destroyer angel
by Barr, Nevada
LISTLIB DISC MYSTERY BARR
Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat
Booklist "2014 Editors' Choice"

Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep
by King, Stephen
LISTLIB DISC FICTION KING
Read by Will Patton
2014 Audie finalist



The goldfinch

The goldfinch
by Tartt, Donna
LISTLIB DISC FICTION TARTT
Narrated by David Pittu
2014 Audie award



Longbourn

Longbourn
by Baker, Jo
LISTLIB DISC FICTION BAKER
Narrated by Emma Fielding
American Library Association "Listen List"



Love, dishonor, marry, die, cherish, perish

Love, dishonor, marry, die, cherish, perish
by Rakoff, David
LISTLIB DISC FICTION RAKOFF
Narrated by David Rakoff
2014 Audie finalist



My beloved world

My beloved world
by Sotomayor, Sonia
LISTLIB DISC BIO SOTOMAYOR
Narrated by Rita Moreno
2014 Audie finalist






NOS4A2

NOS4A2
by Hill, Joe
LISTLIB DISC FICTION HILL
Narrated by Kate Mulgrew
2014 Audie finalist



The ocean at the end of the lane

The ocean at the end of the lane
by Gaiman, Neil
LISTLIB DISC SCIENCE FICTION GAIMAN
Narrated by Neil Gaiman
2014 Audie finalist; American Library Association "Listen List"



An officer and a spy

An officer and a spy
by Harris, Robert
LISTLIB DISC FICTION HARRIS
Narrated by David Rintoul
Booklist "2014 Editors' Choice"



One summer

One summer
by Bryson, Bill
LISTLIB DISC 973.91 BRY
Narrated by Bill Bryson
2014 Audie finalist



River of stars

River of stars
by Kay, Guy Gavriel
LISTLIB DISC SCIENCE FICTION KAY
Narrated by Simon Vance
American Library Association "Listen List"




The signature of all things

The signature of all things
by Gilbert, Elizabeth
LISTLIB DISC FICTION GILBERT
Narrated by Juliet Stevenson
American Library Association "Listen List"


The son

The son
by Meyer, Philipp
LISTLIB DISC FICTION MEYER
Narrated by Will Patton
American Library Association "Listen List"



The testament of Mary

The testament of Mary
by Toibin, Colm
LISTLIB DISC FICTION TOIBIN
Narrated by Meryl Streep
2014 Audie Award; Booklist ""2014 Editors' Choice"



White fire

White fire
by Preston, Douglas
LISTLIB DISC FICTION PRESTON
Narrated by Rene Auberjonois
Booklist "2014 Editors' Choice"

 

2013

Angelmaker

Angelmaker
by Harkaway, Nick
LISTLIB DISC SCIENCE FICTION HARKAWAY
Narrated by Daniel Weyman
American Library Association "Listen List"









Bring up the bodies

Bring up the bodies
by Mantel, Hilary
LISTLIB DISC FICTION MANTEL
Narrated by Simon Vance
American Library Association "Listen List"


The death of Sweet Mister

The death of Sweet Mister
by Woodrell, Daniel
LISTLIB DISC FICTION WOODRELL
Narrated by Nicholas Tecosky
American Library Association "Listen List"



The garden intrigue

The garden intrigue
by Willig, Lauren
LISTLIB DISC FICTION WILLIG
Narrated by Kate Reading
American Library Association "Listen List"



Heft

Heft
by Moore, Liz
LISTLIB DISC FICTION MOORE
Narrated by Kirby Heyborne & Keith Szarabajka
American Library Association "Listen List"



Macbeth

Macbeth
by Shakespeare, William
LISTLIB DISC 822.33 SHA
Narrated by Alan Cumming
American Library Association "Listen List"



Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore

Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore
by Sloan, Robin
LISTLIB DISC FICTION SLOAN
Narrated by Ari Fliakos
American Library Association "Listen List"



The remains of the day

The remains of the day
by Ishiguro, Kazuo
LISTLIB DISC FICTION ISHIGURO
Narrated by Simon Prebble
American Library Association "Listen List"



San Miguel

San Miguel
by Boyle, T. Coraghessan
LISTLIB DISC FICTION BOYLE
SCPL Staff Pick



The storyteller

The storyteller
by Picoult, Jodi
LISTLIB DISC FICTION PICOULT
SCPL Staff Pick



W is for wasted

W is for wasted
by Grafton, Sue
LISTLIB DISC MYSTERY GRAFTON
SCPL Staff Pick