Awards & Recognition Sarah Jessica Parker selects EXIT WEST as Book Club Central pick! Step into the studio with author and narrator Mohsin Hamid

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

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Awards & Recognition October’s LibraryReads are Quirky, Fun Listens!

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.
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Collection Development, New Releases Toni Morrison narrates two new recordings of her beloved classics

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

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Karissa Vacker reads Bonfire by Krysten Ritter
Guest Post, New Releases This girl is on fire! Karissa Vacker on narrating the “triumphant fiction debut” by actress Krysten Ritter

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

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