Sarah Jessica Parker’s newest Book Club Central pick is the extraordinary EXIT WEST by Mohsin Hamid, which is also shortlisted for this year’s Man Booker Prize and is a Kirkus Prize finalist. The talented New York Times bestselling author also narrated his own audiobook and gave us insight into that unique experience in a great episode of Penguin Random House Audio’s This is the Author podcast. Read more
October’s picks for LibraryReads include a relatable, fun listen about dealing with family during the holidays (with a twist!) and Mr. Tom Hanks himself narrating his debut collection of short stories. As the weather begins to grow cooler, remind your patrons to reach for an excellent pair of headphones, along with their jackets, because these LibraryReads will warm their hearts.
Award-winning author Toni Morrison returned to the studio to record never-before-available unabridged editions of SONG OF SOLOMON and PARADISE. Her brilliant readings add another level of musicality and magic to her already-poetic written words. AudioFile raves, “Morrison sets the gold standard for a writer narrating her own work.” Read more
Check out this guest post from audiobook narrator and multi-Earphones Award winner Karissa Vacker. She reads the psychological suspense thriller BONFIRE (on sale Nov. 7th) by Jessica Jones actress-turned-fiction-writer, Krysten Ritter. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly praises this “triumphant fiction debut” as a “pulse-pounding thriller.” Hear what it’s like to bring fall’s hottest book to life on audio… Read more
Sound off on censorship! Join the national literary community from September 24 through September 30, 2017 to celebrate your right to hear powerful stories. Read more
We have ALL been excited about the arrival of Tom Hanks’s delightful collection of short stories, and October LibraryReads pick, UNCOMMON TYPE (on sale Oct 17). And it turns out, another one of our favorite celebrity authors is thrilled, too. Read more