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Satisfy patron demand with audiobooks & check your holds for the LibraryReads October picks. For info on how to promote these librarian-approved books at your library, along with the full list of October titles, visit

Read by Emma Fielding
Also available in large print


Pride and Prejudice was only half the story… In this irresistibly imagined belowstairs answer to Pride and Prejudice, the servants take center stage—and the audiobook allows listeners to experience Jane Austen like never before. Whispers in stairwells and discreet tip-toeing through drawing rooms take on a vivid and exciting new life thanks to Jo Baker’s immersive storytelling, brilliantly narrated by Emma Fielding. Whether patrons are Downton Abbey or Austen fans, or simply looking for a unique new take on a beloved classic, LONGBOURN will stay with them long after the last disc.

“Engrossing Austen homage… compelling stories of the characters who keep the Bennet household running.”—Booklist, starred review

THE LOWLAND by Jhumpa Lahiri
Read by Sunil Malhotra
Also available in large print


This October LibraryReads pick was also selected for the 2013 National Book Award Longlist for Fiction and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Set in both India and America, this compelling audiobook tells the tale of two brothers bound by tragedy, a fiercely brilliant woman haunted by her past, a country torn by revolution, and a love that lasts long past death. Masterly suspenseful and piercingly intimate, this Pulitzer Prize winner’s work makes for a memorable listen.

“Banal words of praise simply won’t do justice; perhaps what is needed is a three-word directive: just read it.”—Library Journal, starred review

CARTWHEEL by Jennifer duBois
Read by Emily Rankin


A suspenseful and haunting novel of an American foreign exchange student arrested for murder, and a father trying to hold his family together, CARTWHEEL is riveting storytelling, especially on audio as read by Emily Rankin, narrator of Audie Award-winning The Age of Miracles. Her haunting and unforgettable voice together with Jennifer DuBois’ novel of propulsive psychological suspense and rare moral nuance will leave listeners glued to their headphones. No two listeners will agree who Lily is, and CARTWHEEL’s questions about how well we really know ourselves will linger.

“An acute psychological study of character that rises to the level of the philosophical, specifically the existential.”—Booklist, starred review

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