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Awards & Recognition Do you hear what I hear? December LibraryReads!

The December LibraryReads list adds a dose of danger and anxiety to your patrons’ plates…but in the best way. We promise. Find the full list here and learn more about BOT’s listens, DANGEROUS WOMEN and MY AGE OF ANXIETY, below.
With an all-star cast of narrator favorites, and a few surprise stars (Janis Ian! Castle‘s Stana Katic!), the only danger presented by this original fiction collection on audio is the danger of high-demand!

Janis Ian with director Fred Sanders

Janis Ian with director Fred Sanders

Check those holds because DANGEROUS WOMEN is chock-full of fan favorites: George R.R. Martin’s novella about the Dance of Dragons, a new “Outlander” story by Diana Gabaldon, work by Lev Grossman, and more.

With a range of amazing voices—from Martin to Butcher, Abercrombie to Gabaldon—comes a range of amazing, dangerous women. Queens and bounty hunters, magicians and bandits, these 21 stories will take you all over the world, and other worlds, and proves the adage wrong: women are definitely not the weaker sex!“—Kristi Chadwick, Emily Williston Memorial Library, MA

Stana Katic

Stories and Narrators (in order of appearance):
“Some Desperado” by Joe Abercrombie; Read by Stana Katic
“My Heart Is Either Broken” by Megan Abbott; Read by Jake Weber
“Nora’s Song” by Cecelia Holland; Read by Harriet Walter
“The Hands That Are Not There” by Melinda Snodgrass; Read by Jonathan Frakes
“Bombshells” by Jim Butcher; Read by Emily Rankin
“Raisa Stepanova” by Carrie Vaughn; Read by Inna Korobkina
“Wrestling Jesus” by Joe R. Lansdale; Read by Scott Brick
“Neighbors” by Megan Lindholm; Read by Lee Meriwether
“I Know How to Pick ’Em” by Lawrence Block; Read by Jake Weber
“Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell” by Brandon Sanderson; Read by Claudia Black
“A Queen in Exile” by Sharon Kay Penman; Read by Harriet Walter
“The Girl in the Mirror” by Lev Grossman; Read by Sophie Turner
“Second Arabesque, Very Slowly” by Nancy Kress; Read by Janis Ian
“City Lazarus” by Diana Rowland; Read by Scott Brick
“Virgins” by Diana Gabaldon; Read by Allan Scott-Douglas
“Pronouncing Doom” by S.M. Stirling; Read by Stana Katic
“Name the Beast” by Sam Sykes; Read by Claudia Black
“Caregivers” by Pat Cadigan; Read by Janis Ian
“Lies My Mother Told Me” by Caroline Spector; Read by Maggi-Meg Reed
“Hell Hath No Fury” by Sherilynn Kenyon; Read by Jenna Lamia
“The Princess and the Queen” by George R. R. Martin; Read by Iain Glen

DANGEROUS WOMEN is available as an audiobook download.
It may be hard to believe but as recently as thirty-five years ago, anxiety did not exist as a diagnostic category. Yet in our all-too-stressed society, many struggle with this oft-misunderstood condition.

MY AGE OF ANXIETY by Scott Stossel, read by Michael Goldstrom, will astonish with its fascinating medical histories and philosophies, while also touching listeners with the author’s intimate and all-too-relatable account of what it’s like to struggle with this affliction. An audiobook is the perfect format for over-scheduled patrons who want to fit a recommended read into their day.

Scott Stossel, editor of The Atlantic, has written an all-encompassing treatise on the condition of anxiety…highly recommended for anyone who struggles with anxiety or who has loved ones who suffer.”—Cristella Bond, Anderson Public Library, IN

MY AGE OF ANXIETY is available on CD and as an audiobook download.

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