BOT’s Best of 2014 15 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: Kirstin Downey | Narrator: Kimberly Farr
Release Date: October 28, 2014
An engrossing and revolutionary biography of Isabella of Castile, the controversial Queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus's journey to the New World, established the Spanish Inquisition, and became one of the most influential female ruler...
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Author: Jill Lepore | Narrator: Jill Lepore
Release Date: October 28, 2014
A riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origin of one of the world’s most iconic superheroes hides within it a fascinating family story—and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminismWonder Woman, created in 1941, i...
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Author: Luke Harding | Narrator: Nicholas Guy Smith
Release Date: October 21, 2014
Now a major motion picture, directed by Oliver Stone and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.Edward Snowden was a 29-year-old computer genius working for the National Security Agency when he shocked the world by exposing the near-universal mass survei...
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Author: Jane Smiley | Narrator: Lorelei King
Release Date: October 07, 2014
Longlisted for the 2014 National Book AwardFrom the winner of the Pulitzer Prize: a powerful, engrossing new novel—the life and times of a remarkable family over three transformative decades in America.  On their farm in Denby, Iowa, ...
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Author: Paul M. Barrett | Narrator: Joe Ochman
Release Date: September 23, 2014
The gripping story of one American lawyer’s obsessive crusade—waged at any cost—against Big Oil on behalf of the poor farmers and indigenous tribes of the Amazon rainforest.Steven Donziger, a self-styled social activist and Harvard ...
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Author: Margaret Atwood | Narrator: Margaret Atwood, Bernadette Dunne, Arthur Morey, Lorna Raver, Mark Bramhall, Rob Delaney and Emily Rankin
Release Date: September 16, 2014
A collection of highly imaginative short pieces that speak to our times with deadly accuracy. Vintage Atwood creativity, intelligence, and humor: think Alias Grace.Margaret Atwood turns to short fiction for the first time since her 2006 collecti...
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Author: Jenny Nordberg | Narrator: Kirsten Potter
Release Date: September 16, 2014
An investigative journalist uncovers a hidden custom in Afghanistan that will transform your understanding of what it means to grow up as a girl.  “An astonishingly clear picture of this resourceful, if imperfect, solution to the prob...
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Author: Julie Schumacher | Narrator: Robertson Dean
Release Date: August 19, 2014
Finally a novel that puts the "pissed" back into "epistolary."Jason Fitger is a beleaguered professor of creative writing and literature at Payne University, a small and not very distinguished liberal arts college in the midwest. His department is fa...
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Author: Robin Black | Narrator: Cassandra Campbell
Release Date: July 15, 2014
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR“Taut, elegant . . . Black is a writer of great wisdom.”—Claire Messud, The Guardian (UK)Augusta Edelman—Gus to her friends—is a painter, a wife, and not alway...
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Author: Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen | Narrator: Stephen Briggs and Michael Fenton Stevens
Release Date: June 03, 2014
Not just another science audiobook and not just another Discworld novella, The Science of Discworld is a creative, mind-bending mash-up of fiction and fact, that offers a wizard’s-eye view of our world that will forever change how you...
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Author: Walter Mosley | Narrator: Bahni Turpin
Release Date: May 13, 2014
In this scorching, mournful, often explicit, and never less than moving literary novel by the famed creator of the Easy Rawlins series, Debbie Dare, a black porn queen, has to come to terms with her sordid life in the adult entertainment industry ...
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Author: Chris Beckett | Narrator: Various
Release Date: April 01, 2014
On the alien, sunless planet they call Eden, the 532 members of the Family shelter beneath the light and warmth of the Forest’s lantern trees. Beyond the Forest lie the mountains of the Snowy Dark and a cold so bitter and a night so profound th...
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