Awards & Recognition AudioFile Magazine’s Best of the Year 2013

AudioFile Magazine celebrates their favorites of 2013— “the most engrossing stories, the performances [they] couldn’t turn off”—and so we proudly present BOT’s adult listens from this incredible list. Check out all of AudioFile’s Best here.

Fiction & Classics
THE CIRCLE by Dave Eggers, read by Dion Graham
DEAR LIFE by Alice Munro, read by Kimberly Farr & Arthur Morey
LOVE, DISHONOR, MARRY, DIE, CHERISH, PERISH written and read by David Rakoff
VAMPIRES IN THE LEMON GROVE by Karen Russell, read by a full cast

And congrats to Penguin Audio’s THE GOOD LORD BIRD by James McBride, read by Michael Boatman! Hear a clip of this National Book Award Winner here.

Dion Graham

“I love narrating Dave’s work…THE CIRCLE is an astute and terrifying thrill-ride…”
 —Dion Graham, one of AudioFile’s Best Voices

Non-Fiction & Culture
BEFORE HAPPINESS by Shawn Achor, read by Mike Chamberlain
FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL by Sheri Fink, read by Kirsten Potter
LEAN IN by Sheryl Sandberg, read by Elisa Donovan
STICKS & STONES by Emily Bazelon,read by Rebecca Lowman

Biography & History
MY BELOVED WORLD by Sonia Sotomayor, read by Rita Moreno
REVOLUTIONARY SUMMER by Joseph J. Ellis, read by Stefan Rudnicki

Mystery & Suspense
HIS MAJESTY’S HOPE by Susan Elia MacNeal, read by Susan Duerden
THE REDEEMER by Jo Nesbø, read by John Lee

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
WORLD WAR Z: THE COMPLETE EDITION by Max Brooks, read by an all-star cast including: Martin Scorsese, Alan Alda, Kal Penn, Alfred Molina, Nathan Fillion, Paul Sorvino, Rob Reiner, Carl Reiner, Simon Pegg, Jeri Ryan, and more!

“That it’s a real drama is not surprising given the stellar cast. They don’t just read the book, they act it out.”—AudioFile Earphones Award

Click here to see AudioFile’s Best Kids & Teen picks.

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