As LibraryReads prepares to march on into a brand new month, BOT is proud to share the top three titles from their March 2014 list with you on audio, all available as both CDs and audio downloads. Hear clips from these sure-to-be-in-demand audios below or click here to see the full LibraryReads list.
THE WEIGHT OF BLOOD #1 March Pick!
By Laura McHugh
Read by Dorothy Dillingham Blue, Shannon McManus & Sofia Willingham
Spring ’14 CD Drop-In and BOT Exclusive
Author Laura McHugh proves herself a masterly storyteller who has created a harsh and tangled terrain as alive and unforgettable as the characters who inhabit it. And with three terrific narrators behind the mic on this gripping audio edition, expect those characters to stick with listeners long after the last disc ends. McHugh’s mesmerizing debut is a compelling exploration of the meaning of family: the sacrifices we make, the secrets we keep, and the lengths to which we will go to protect the ones we love.
“Atmospheric and visceral, McHugh’s story is vividly and effectively told.”—Jennifer Winberry, Hunterdon County Library, Flemington, NJ
“Debut novelist McHugh comes out swinging with this gripping tale set in the Ozarks of Missouri…Strongly recommended for readers who enjoy thrillers by authors such as Laura Lippman and Tana French.”—Library Journal, starred review
THE ACCIDENT by Chris Pavone
Read by Mozhan Marno
Bestselling & Edgar Award-nominated author Chris Pavone is back, as is his expert Expats narrator, Mozhan Marno. AudioFile raved, “It’s hard to imagine a better narration than the one provided by Mozhan Marno,” so fans of his first audiobook will certainly want to add this to their playlists. Plus, with both male and female patron appeal, and the winning combination of espionage excitement and publishing business behind-the-scenes scandal, THE ACCIDENT is sure to find its place on your holds list. Don’t accidentally forget to order enough audios!
“Kudos to Pavone for coming through with another captivating international suspense novel…Be prepared to lose some sleep!”—Paulette Brooks, Elm Grove Public Library, Elm Grove, WI
“Pavone’s plot twists tirelessly, shifting focus among a large cast of well-drawn characters…many readers will read this one through the night.”—Booklist, starred review
“Fans of popular fiction (not just thriller lovers) and all those interested in the inner workings of the publishing world will have a terrific time reading this engaging thriller.”—Library Journal
THE DIVORCE PAPERS by Susan Rieger
Read by Rebecca Lowman, Käthe Mazur, Arthur Morey, and Emily Rankin with selections read by Susan Denaker, Mark Bramhall, Fred Sanders, Mark Deakins, Kim Mai Guest, Marc Cashman, and Kimberly Farr
Endlessly creative in its delivery, written entirely in emails, letters, and legal documents, THE DIVORCE PAPERS is a delight on audio. Multiple actors voice the various and vastly different roles in this epistolary novel, from twenty-nine-year-old criminal defense lawyer Sophie Diehl, who begrudgingly takes on her first divorce case, to her always-surprising divorcée client, Mia Meiklejohn Durkheim, to Mia’s soon-to-be ex-husband, and Sophie’s encouraging actress best friend…not to mention the list of lawyers who work at the firm. THE DIVORCE PAPERS will have you laughing aloud and thanking the literature gods for this incredible, fresh new voice in fiction.
“Except for a few tearful, poignant moments, I had a smile on my face for the entire book. Engaging and humorous, this debut epistolary novel has become a favorite read.”—Jennifer Asimakopoulos, Indian Prairie Public Library, Darien, IL
“Rieger’s method of delivery makes her first novel a refreshing and absorbing read.”—Booklist