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

Harlem Shuffle
Author: Colson Whitehead
Read by: Dion Graham
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From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys, a gloriously entertaining novel of heists, shakedowns, and rip-offs set in Harlem in the 1960s.

Why try the audio? Actor and multi-Audie Award winning audiobook narrator, Dion Graham, will be voicing this dazzling love letter to Harlem. His narration for A HEARTBREAKING WORK OF STAGGERING GENIUS garnered him an AudioFile Earphones Award due to his ability to “transform the words on a page into a vibrant experience.” We are so excited to see what Dion can do to the character of Ray Carney.

The Man Who Died Twice
Author: Richard Osman
Read by: Lesley Manville
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The second gripping novel in the #1 internationally bestselling Thursday Murder Club series, the first of which Kate Atkinson called “A little beacon of pleasure in the midst of the gloom. . . SUCH FUN!”

Why try the audio? While the narrator for Osman’s second novel is still to be announced, we have high hopes for this audiobooks since The Thursday Murder Club received glowing reviews from AudioFile, “Narrator Leslie Manville captures the humor that arises organically from the very real characters she voices, making this audiobook fun to listen to,” and we can’t wait to see this audiobook comes to life!

The Love Hypothesis
Author: Ali Hazelwood
Read by: Callie Dalton
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When a fake relationship between scientists meets the irresistible force of attraction, it throws one woman’s carefully calculated theories on love into chaos.
Why try the audio? Callie Dalton, audiobook narrator and romance lover, will be taking on this sweet debut romance highlighting women in STEM proving science is sexy!
HALL OF FAME

The Last Graduate
Author: Naomi Novik
Read by: Anisha Dadia
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The specter of graduation looms large as Naomi Novik’s groundbreaking, New York Times bestselling trilogy continues in the stunning sequel to A Deadly Education.

Why try the audio? Anisha Dadia returns to narrate THE LAST GRADUATE. Her narration for A DEADLY EDUCATION earned her a Booklist starred review, “Dadia’s narration superbly pairs to Novik’s dark fantasy exploration into living with dread, accepting fear, and defying predetermination.”

Portrait of a Scotsman
Author: Evie Dunmore
Read by: Elizabeth Jasicki
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Going toe-to-toe with a brooding Scotsman is rather bold for a respectable suffragist, but when he happens to be one’s unexpected husband, what else is an unwilling bride to do?
Why try the audio? Elizabeth Jasicki is back to narrate the third installment of Evie Dunmore’s A League of Extraordinary Women series. We are excited for her to “maintains unique voices for the cast of characters” (AudioFile) and see how she brings this Victorian romance to life.

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