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This month’s LibraryReads on audio are full of gripping and deceitful plot twists, heartwarming storylines, and a hall of fame favorite. These titles are sure to drive your TBR pile! See the full list of August 2021 LibraryReads picks here.

A Slow Fire Burning
Author: Paula Hawkins
Read by: Rosamund Pike
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With the same propulsion that captivated millions of readers worldwide in The Girl on the Train and Into the Water, Paula Hawkins unfurls a gripping, twisting story of deceit, murder, and revenge.

Why try the audio? Hawkins’ first thriller, The Girl on the Train, was named Audiobook of the Year at the 2016 Audies, and received a Booklist starred audio review that raved “the tension is palpable throughout, drawing listeners into the spiraling disaster.” We cannot wait to hear how Golden Globe Winner, Rosamund Pike, pulls listeners in for a twisty, suspenseful ride.

Click HERE to get a behind the scenes look at Rosamund’s narrating process.

The Last Chance Library
Author: Freya Sampson
Read by: Nathalie Pownall
LISTEN TO A CLIP: audio
June Jones emerges from her shell to fight for her beloved local library, and through the efforts and support of an eclectic group of library patrons, she discovers life-changing friendships along the way.

Why try the audio? Debut author Freya Sampson has worked in television as both a creator and an executive producer and we are so excited to see how this heartwarming audiobook will be brought to life.

The Royals Next Door
Author: Karina Halle
Read by: Cassandra York
LISTEN TO A CLIP: audio
An ordinary summer goes royally awry when a prince and princess move next door, bringing their handsome bodyguard with them, from New York Times bestselling author Karina Halle.
Why try the audio? “Halle (A Nordic King) delivers a romance brimming with tension and fun.”—Library Journal
Narrator, Cassandra York, is sure to make you swoon with this enemies to lovers storyline, with a royal twist.

HALL OF FAME

Velvet Was the Night
Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Read by: Gisela Chípe
LISTEN TO A CLIP: audio
From the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic comes a “delicious, twisted treat for lovers of noir” about a daydreaming secretary, a lonesome enforcer, and the mystery of a missing woman they’re both desperate to find.

Why try the audio? AudioFile Earphones Award winning narrator, Gisela Chípe, will be taking on Moreno-Garcia’s simmering smoky noir and bringing it to life.

Meet backlist demand! “Frankie Corzo’s velvety voice puts listeners under her spell as she narrates this horror audiobook.”—AudioFile (Mexican Gothic)

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