BOT’s Best of 2013 83 Results

BOT celebrates this year’s all-star audios on “Best Of” lists pulled from the country’s top publications, including The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, AudioFile Magazine, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and more!

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Author: Shawn Achor | Narrator: Mike Chamberlain
Category: Business & Economics - Personal Success
Release Date: September 10, 2013
Why are some people able to make positive change while others remain the same. 

In his international bestseller, The Happiness Advantage, Harvard trained researcher Shawn Achor described why happiness is the precursor to greater success.
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List Price: $35
ISBN: 9780804127912
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Author: Maya Angelou | Narrator: Maya Angelou
Category: Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs
Release Date: April 02, 2013
The story of Maya Angelou’s extraordinary life has been chronicled in her multiple bestselling autobiographies. But now, at last, the legendary author shares the deepest personal story of her life. her relationship with her mother.
 
For the first time, Angelou reveals the triumphs and struggles of being the daughter of Vivian Baxter, an indomitable spirit whose petite size belied her larger-than-life presence—a presence absent during much of Angelou’s early life.
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List Price: $30
ISBN: 9780449808245
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Author: Reza Aslan | Narrator: Reza Aslan
Category: Religion - Christianity - Theology - History
Release Date: July 16, 2013
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
Good Housekeeping • Booklist • Publishers Weekly • Bookish

From the internationally bestselling author of No god but God comes a fascinating, provocative, and meticulously researched biography that challenges long-held assumptions about the man we know as Jesus of Nazareth.
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List Price: $76
ISBN: 9780804148757
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Author: Margaret Atwood | Narrator: Bernadette Dunne, Bob Walter and Robbie Daymond
Category: Fiction - Science Fiction - Action & Adventure
Release Date: September 03, 2013
A New York Times Notable Book
A Washington Post Notable Book
A Best Book of the Year. The Guardian, NPR, The Christian Science Monitor, The Globe and Mail
A GoodReads Reader's Choice

Bringing together Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, this thrilling conclusion to Margaret Atwood's speculative fiction trilogy points toward the ultimate endurance of community, and love.
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List Price: $45
ISBN: 9780385367400
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Author: Jo Baker | Narrator: Emma Fielding
Category: Fiction - Literary
Release Date: October 08, 2013

Pride and Prejudice was only half the story •
 
If Elizabeth Bennet had the washing of her own petticoats, Sarah often thought, she’d most likely be a sight more careful with them.
 
In this irresistibly imagined belowstairs answer to Pride and Prejudice, the servants take center stage.

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List Price: $45
ISBN: 9780804149426
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Author: Peter Baker | Narrator: Mark Deakins
Category: Political Science - Government - Executive Branch
Release Date: October 22, 2013

In Days of Fire, Peter Baker, Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times, takes us on a gripping and intimate journey through the eight years of the Bush and Cheney administration in a tour-de-force narrative of a dramatic and controversial presidency.

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List Price: $70
ISBN: 9780385362368
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Author: Kristine Barnett | Narrator: Kathe Mazur
Category: Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs
Release Date: April 09, 2013
Kristine Barnett’s son Jacob has an IQ higher than Einstein’s, a photographic memory, and he taught himself calculus in two weeks. At nine he started working on an original theory in astrophysics that experts believe may someday put him in line for a Nobel Prize, and at age twelve he became a paid researcher in quantum physics.
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List Price: $40
ISBN: 9780449009642
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Author: Luke Barr | Narrator: John Rubinstein
Category: Biography & Autobiography - Culinary
Release Date: October 22, 2013
Provence, 1970 is about a singular historic moment. In the winter of that year, more or less coincidentally, the iconic culinary figures James Beard, M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, Richard Olney, Simone Beck, and Judith Jones found themselves together in the South of France.
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List Price: $40
ISBN: 9780804148856
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Author: Emily Bazelon | Narrator: Rebecca Lowman
Category: Family & Relationships - Parenting
Release Date: February 19, 2013
NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Being a teenager has never been easy, but in recent years, with the rise of the Internet and social media, it has become exponentially more challenging. Bullying, once thought of as the province of queen bees and goons, has taken on new, complex, and insidious forms, as parents and educators know all too well.
List Price: $40
ISBN: 9780385362818
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Author: Aimee Bender | Narrator: Various
Category: Fiction - Short Stories (single author)
Release Date: August 13, 2013
The bestselling author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake returns with a wondrous collection of dreamy, strange, and magical stories.

Truly beloved by readers and critics alike, Aimee Bender has become known as something of an enchantress whose lush prose is “moving, fanciful, and gorgeously strange” (People), “richly imagined and bittersweet” (Vanity Fair), and “full of provocative ideas” (The Boston Globe).
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List Price: $40
ISBN: 9780804148467
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Author: Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian | Narrator: Mark Deakins
Category: Sports & Recreation - Football
Release Date: September 17, 2013
AN EXPLOSIVE AND REVELATORY PORTRAIT REPORTED FROM DEEP BEHIND THE SCENES OF BIG-TIME NCAA COLLEGE FOOTBALL. THE PASSION, THE THRILLING ACTION—AND THE SHOCKING REALITIES THAT LIE BENEATH THIS COLOSSAL, MULTIBILLION-DOLLAR BUSINESS
 
COLLEGE FOOTBALL has never been more popular—or more chaotic.
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List Price: $50
ISBN: 9780804148436
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Author: Melanie Benjamin | Narrator: Lorna Raver
Category: Fiction - Historical
Release Date: January 15, 2013
In the spirit of Loving Frank and The Paris Wife, acclaimed novelist Melanie Benjamin pulls back the curtain on the marriage of one of America’s most extraordinary couples. Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh.
 
“The history [is] exhilarating.
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List Price: $50
ISBN: 9780385360357
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