Collection Development Bestselling, Starred Audios on Sale—including Pulitzer Prize, Audie, and Edgar Award-Winners!

There’s still time! What better way to spend end-of-year funds than on these in-demand, award-winning audiobooks? You might be surprised at what you see…and hear! So don’t miss the chance to alleviate those holds and share these amazing audios with avid listeners at all-time low prices. See BOT CD sale details here. Hurry, sale ends Dec 31st!


Here are just some of the stand-out audios on sale:

Read by Arthur Morey SALE PRICE: $25
Maggie Shipstead has another astonishing work of art arriving on audio this spring with Astonish Me (seriously, it’s so good!). Patrons will be looking for her impressive debut novel, one of my personal favorites of 2012, SEATING ARRANGEMENTS, winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction. Her writing is exquisite—even more so when read aloud.

By Rebecca Skloot, read by Cassandra Campbell & Bahni Turpin SALE PRICE: $35

Named by more than 60 critics as one of the best books of 2010, this title is still going strong in schools, libraries, and communities everywhere, having been selected for common reading at nearly 150 colleges and universities as well as at high schools and for “One City, One Book” programs. It is also being made into an HBO movie produced by Oprah Winfrey and Alan Ball.

A WORLD ON FIRE by Amanda Foreman
Read by Robertson Dean SALE PRICE: $35

One of the The New York Times Book Review’s Ten Best Books of 2011 and named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post, The New Yorker, Chicago Tribune, The Economist, Nancy Pearl, NPR,, Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly. Audio includes an enhanced final CD with a Dramatis Personae and glossary.

DEARIE by Bob Spitz, read by Kimberly Farr

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award, which declared: “Spitz’s biography captures the lively spirit and ancestral origins of a woman who transformed kitchen drudgery into enlightened American meals.” A definitive, wonderfully affectionate biography that vividly brings Julia Child to life for listeners to admire in a whole new way—perhaps while cooking! Also received a starred audio review from Publishers Weekly.

AMERICAN GROWN by Michelle Obama
Read by Michelle Obama & a Full Cast

The White House has gone green thanks to First Lady Michelle Obama’s kitchen garden, inspiring new conversation all across the country about the food we feed our families and the impact it has on the health and well-being of our children. A New York Times bestseller that should be available to all communities on audio—patrons can even listen while gardening!

Read by Scott Brick SALE PRICE: $35

Erik Larson’s terrifyingly true tale still tops many patrons’ must-read lists. Winner of an Edgar Award for best fact-crime writing, a #1 New York Times Bestseller and a finalist for the National Book Award, expect interest to grow once again thanks to a Leonardo DiCaprio movie that’s in the works. “[W]ill keep listeners on edge…Brick’s reading is impeccable,” says Booklist in a starred audio review.

Read by Paul Michael SALE PRICE: $35

TIME magazine called THE BLACK COUNT “one of those quintessentially human stories of strength and courage that sheds light on the historical moment that made it possible.” It is also a heartbreaking story of the enduring bonds of love between a father and son. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography, and read by popular narrator Paul Michael, this is a must for any non-fiction audio collection.

Read by Paul Michael SALE PRICE: $25

This New York Times bestseller won the 2011 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime, the PEN Center USA award for Research Nonfiction, and the One Book–One Lincoln Award among others. It was also an ALA Notable and Booklist Editors’ Choice book. But rather than listen to this ongoing list of accolades, just listen to the audiobook! AudioFile exclaimed “Michael’s empathetic delivery finds a steady course for Millard’s many-channeled story.”

YES, CHEF by Marcus Samuelsson
Read by the Author SALE PRICE: $25

This James Beard Award Nominee and New York Times bestseller was also named one of the Ten Best Books of the Year by Vogue. Recently featured in our own “Mouthwatering Memoirs” blog post, YES, CHEF is now on sale, making it an even more delicious recommendation! And with an AudioFile Earphones Award and a starred review from Library Journal, we wouldn’t think of leaving it off our menu.

THE AGE OF MIRACLES by Karen Thompson Walker
Read by Emily Janice Card SALE PRICE: $25

This audiobook was given the high honor of Audie Award Winner for Science Fiction earlier this year. Also named one of the best books of the year by many publications including People, O: The Oprah Magazine, BookPage, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and Booklist, Emily Janice Card’s voice will connect listeners to this story in an eerily breathtaking way, even if they’ve read it before. A great YA cross-over to add to your adult shelves.

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