LibraryReads Make Great Listens
Awards & Recognition LibraryReads Make Great Listens August 2020

Need some motivation to get through the dog days of summer? This month’s LibraryReads on audio will allow you to dive deep into the stacks at NYPL, indulge in Parisian delights, bask in the glow of the Florida Gold Coast, and learn more about America’s history. See the full list of August 2020 LibraryReads picks here.

Caste (Oprah's Book Club)
Author: Isabel Wilkerson
Read by: Robin Miles
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The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.

“[CASTE] should be at the top of every American’s reading list.”—Chicago Tribune

Why try the audio? Robin Miles won an AudioFile Earphones Award for Wilkerson’s previous audiobook, The Warmth of Other Suns: “Wilkerson’s highly acclaimed book is hard to put down, and Miles’s interpretation makes it almost impossible.” Listeners won’t want to miss this new audiobook.

Squeeze Me
Author: Carl Hiaasen
Read by: Scott Brick
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From the bestselling author of Skinny Dip and Razor Girl, a hilarious new novel of social and political intrigue, set against the glittering backdrop of Florida’s gold coast.

Why try the audio? Beloved, award-winning narrator and “Man with the Golden Voice,” Scott Brick is Jack Reacher, Jason Bourne, AND Jack Ryan Jr.—just to name a few…but can he handle Hiaasen’s hilarious take on political intrigue? All signs point to yes. Learn more about Scott’s approach to narrating in this video.

Vanessa Yu's Magical Paris Tea Shop
Author: Roselle Lim
Read by: Nancy Wu
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From the critically acclaimed author of Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune comes a new delightful novel about exploring all the magical possibilities of life in the most extraordinary city of all: Paris.

Previous audio praise:
“A languid listen for those interested in food, family, and a hint of magical realism.”—AudioFile (Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune)

HALL OF FAME
The Lions of Fifth Avenue
Author: Fiona Davis
Read By: Erin Bennett and Lisa Flanagan
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In nationally bestselling author Fiona Davis’s latest historical novel, a series of book thefts roils the iconic New York Public Library, leaving two generations of strong-willed women to pick up the pieces.

Audio Praise for Fiona Davis: “This audiobook is an excellent example of how a skillful narrator can improve a relatively pedestrian story by infusing its characters with warmth, distinct and distinctive voices, and just enough drama in their conversations to make the audience feel fully present.—AudioFile (The Dollhouse)

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