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

Summer listening is the perfect way to add reading to outdoor activities, to achieve some R&R with your eyes closed, or to enjoy the view (even if it’s one close to home). This month’s LibraryReads on audio offer fan favorites, sound effects, a multi-voiced cast, and most importantly, the stamp of approval from our nation’s librarians! See the full list of July 2020 LibraryReads picks here.

#1 PICK

Peace Talks
Author: Jim Butcher
Read by: James Marsters
LISTEN TO A CLIP: audio
Series audio praise: “Marsters is a master at narration”—Booklist, starred review

“Marsters’s narration continues to capture the spirit of the novels superbly.”—AudioFile

One to Watch
Author: Kate Stayman-London
Read by: Kristen Sieh
LISTEN TO A CLIP: audio
This screenwriter-author’s razor-sharp reality show romance is great fun on audio, featuring music and sound effect treatments to represent the sequences of text messages, Twitter threads, and more. Get ready to fall in love…with this production!
HALL OF FAME
Malorie
Author: Josh Malerman
Read by: Cassandra Campbell
LISTEN TO A CLIP: audio
In the thrilling sequel to Bird Box, the inspiration for the record-breaking Netflix film that starred Sandra Bullock and “absolutely riveted” Stephen King, New York Times bestselling author Josh Malerman brings unseen horrors to life.

Audio praise for Cassandra Campbell in Bird Box: “From start to finish, Campbell has a firm grasp on the listener.”—AudioFile

Playing Nice
Author: JP Delaney
Read By: Ben Elliot, Amelia Cormack and Peter Forbes
LISTEN TO A CLIP: audio
What if you found out that your family isn’t yours at all? How far would you go to protect them? A gripping new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of The Girl Before. JP Delaney’s work always translates to a riveting audio experience…

Audio Praise for JP Delaney: “[Makes] full of use of the format and elevate[s] the recording to emblematic status, with every cast member contributing an essential element to seduce and distract listeners and pull them into the maelstrom of Claire’s reality.”—Booklist, starred review (Believe Me)

“JP Delaney’s intricate psychological thriller immediately entangles us, and the gifted narrators keep us spellbound.”—AudioFile Earphones Award (The Girl Before)

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