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Amazing Audiobooks (#AA2020) Nominees Round Up, December 4 Edition

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A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramée; Narrated by Imani Parks
Balzer + Bray / HarperAudio
Publication Date: March 12, 2019
ISBN: 978-1982641580

Shayla is “allergic” to trouble and wants to avoid it at all costs as she starts seventh grade with her two best friends from elementary school, Julia and Isabella. But in junior high, the rules have changed, her friendships are changing and some classmates don’t think Shayla is “black enough.” Shayla’s sister, Hana, is involved in Black Lives Matter, but Shayla decides to stick with the track team instead of joining that movement. But after experiencing a powerful protest with her family, Shayla decides that sometimes you can’t avoid trouble and choosing “trouble” may be the right choice after all.

Amazing Audiobooks (#AA2020) Nominees Round Up, November 27 Edition

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Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton; Narrated by Robert Petkoff
Grand Central Publishing / Hachette Audio
Publication Date: August 6, 2019
ISBN: 978-1549182099

Salty and potty-mouthed, this hilarious apocalyptic tale is narrated by S.T., a domesticated crow whose understanding of the human world comes from watching television with his “MoFo” human companion, Big Jim. Set in Seattle, Washington, S.T. watches as a sickness is coming over the humans turning them into zombies, and it falls on this unlikely chosen one to save the world for all animal kind.

Amazing Audiobooks (#AA2020) Nominees Round Up, November 20 Edition

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Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins, narrated by Karissa Vacker
Audio Published by Listening Library
Publication Date: May 7, 2019
ISBN:978-1984885784

Millie Quint is heartbroken when she discovers that her official best friend but unofficial girlfriend has been avoiding her for weeks all to reunite with her ex-boyfriend. Millie decides to make a change and apply for a scholarship to an exclusive boarding school far from Houston in the highlands of Scotland. The change in scenery and prestigiousness of the school prove to be positive experiences, but then Millie meets her roommate – Flora. Flora has a taste for trouble, a chip on her shoulder, and acts like she’s royalty and everyone else is beneath her. All of these annoy and irritate Millie until she discovers more about Flora’s history until the girls start to be friends and maybe something more than friends.

Amazing Audiobooks (#AA2020) Nominees Round Up, November 13 Edition

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The Virtue of Sin by Shannon Schuren; Narrated by Erin Spencer and Kirby Heybourne
Audio Published by Listening Library
Publication Date: June 25, 2019
ISBN: 978-1984890665

The Virtue of Sin by Shannon Schuren tells the story of 16-year-old Miriam and Caleb who live in a place called New Jerusalem, a haven in the desert far away from the sins and depravity of the outside world led by its founder and leader: Daniel. The events revolve around the Matrimony ceremony in which each 16-year-old boy will say the name of their wife as God has told them. But the Matrimony ceremony goes wrong, the aftermath will shake the foundations of New Jerusalem. The story follows Miriam and Caleb as they discover more about New Jerusalem, Daniel, and the truth of their world.

Amazing Audiobooks (#AA2020) Nominees Round Up, November 6 Edition

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Pet by Akwaeke Emezi; Narrated by Christopher Myers
Listening Library / Random House Children’s Books
Publication Date: May 21, 2019
ISBN: 978-0593153994 

The residents of Lucille claim they’ve eradicated the monsters.  Angels of a generation past ensured the safety of all, Jam was taught that in school.  Statues honor the children whose names had been hashtagged battle cries, those who had died at the hands of the everyday monsters in a time of great violence and cruelty, back before the revolution.  But then Pet appears, clawing forth from Jam’s mother’s painting, a hulking and feathered creature born of Jam’s blood, a hunter in search of a monster in Jam’s plain sight.  Can Jam protect her best friend when joining Pet’s hunt means confronting a truth that others would rather stay buried?

Amazing Audiobooks (#AA2020) Nominees Round Up, October 31 Edition

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Screen Queens by Lori Goldstein; Narrated by Jorjeana Marie
Razorbill/Penguin Random House
Publication Date: June 11, 2019
ISBN: 9780593103531

The incredibly competitive tech incubator competition this summer has the first all-female team, comprised of organizer Lucy Katz, designer Maddie Li, and coder Delia Meyer. From diverse backgrounds, each has different goals for themselves and their team. Throughout the five-week project, they must overcome stereotypes of each other and their competitors to see if they can hack it.

Amazing Audiobooks (#AA2020) Nominees Round Up, October 23 Edition

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Frankly in Love, by David Yoon; Narrated by Raymond J. Lee
Listening Library / Penguin Audio
Publication Date: September 10, 2019
ISBN: 978-0593105603 

Frank Li can’t shake his hyphen — despite being born in SoCal and barely speaking Korean, he and his “Limbo” friends straddle two worlds as the children of immigrants, forever Korean-American and not just American.  Filial duty dictates Frank fall in love with a nice Korean girl, but the heart wants what it wants and Frank falls hard for Brit, a brilliant, quirky and, well — white — classmate.  Staging an elaborate fake-dating ruse with fellow dating-outside-their-culture Limbo, Joy buys both Frank and Joy some freedom from their parents’ scrutiny.  As the lies — and his life — grow increasingly complicated, Frank confronts the complexities of his family, identity, and relationships, as each, in turn, crumbles.  An immersive coming-of-age story with tender romance, loyal friendships, and a willingness to tackle tough questions about race and identity.

Amazing Audiobooks (#AA2020) Nominees Round Up, October 16 Edition

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Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon by Mary Fan; narrated by Emily Woo Zeller
Tantor Audio / Page Street Kids
Publication Date: June 11, 2019
ISBN: 978-1624147333

Though she longs to be a warrior, Liang Anlei has been chosen to marry a wealthy viceroy in exchange for protection for her village. The night before she is to marry she meets a thief named Tai that also wants to save his people. Both Anlei and Tai need the same magical artifact to achieve their goals and soon embark on a magical quest to discover the secrets of the shadow spirits that terrorize their kingdom.

Amazing Audiobooks (#AA2020) Nominees Round Up, October 9 Edition

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Pan’s Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun by Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke; narrated by Thom Rivera
HarperAudio / HarperCollins
Publication Date: July 2, 2019
ISBN: 978-1982660741  

Spanish filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and German author Cornelia Funke join forces to adapt del Toro’s 2006 fairytale horror movie into novel form. Set in Spain at the end of the Spanish Civil War, Ofelia, a young girl moves with her pregnant mother to live with her new step-father. Ofelia’s step-father, a military captain nicknamed “The Wolf,” puts Ofelia on edge. Shortly after arriving at his forested estate in northern Spain, Ofelia enters a labyrinth where she meets creatures both strange and menacing, and finds herself bridging two worlds that are both battling between the forces of good and evil.

Amazing Audiobooks (#AA2020) Nominees Round Up, October 2 Edition

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Wicked Fox (Gumiho #1) by Kat Cho; Narrated by Emily Woo Zeller
Listening Library / G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 25, 2019
ISBN: 978-1984886057

Gorgeous Gu Miyoung may seem like your typical teenager, but there is more to this quiet and combative eighteen-year-old than meets the eye.  Miyoung is half-human and half-gumiho, an immortal, nine-tailed fox who hides in plain sight and survives by feeding on the energy (gi) of worthless men.  When one of Miyoung’s full-moon feedings is interrupted by a struggle between a goblin and a human boy, Jihoon, Miyoung loses her gumiho bead but finds herself strangely drawn to the endearing yet underachieving young man.  Their ensuing push-pull relationship spans school halls and greater Seoul, drawing friends and family into a world of shamans, secrets, and forbidden romance.  With a climax befitting a K-drama, this modern mythological tale buzzes with tension to the very end.