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Amazing Audiobooks (#AA2020) Nominees Round Up, September 25 Edition

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Cheshire Crossing by Andy Weir; Narrated by Sophie Amoss, Brittany Pressley, Kristen DiMercurio & Full Cast
Penguin Random House Audio / Ten Speed Press
Publication Date: July 9, 2019
ISBN: 978-0593102879

With a heel click, a hop through the looking glass, and a quick flight toward the Second Star on the Right, the heroines of Oz, Wonderland, and Neverland come together in a saucy, world-bending adventure perfect for those who wonder what happens after happily ever after.  Identical diagnoses of dissociative psychosis land teenaged Wendy Darling, Alice Liddell, and Dorothy Gale at Cheshire Crossing, a boarding school where their magical travels can be celebrated…and studied. Alice is not anxious to be anyone’s “science project,” much less return to Wonderland, and makes swift use of Dorothy’s slippers to escape to Oz with a reluctant Wendy in tow.  Chaos quickly ensues as the girls — and then their villains — skip between the magical realms, bringing together some unlikely allies along the way. 

Amazing Audiobooks (#AA2020) Nominees Round Up, September 18 Edition

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Internment by Samira Ahmed
Little, Brown Young Readers
Publication Date: April 2, 2019
ISBN: 978-1549148767 

In a near dystopian future, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin and her family are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens. After some time in the camp, Layla and her allies stage a revolution against the camp’s Director.

Amazing Audiobooks (#AA2020) Nominees Round Up, September 11 Edition

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Brave Face by Shaun David Hutchinson, narrated by Shaun David Hutchinson
Simon & Schuster Audio and Blackstone Audio
Publication Date:  May 21, 2019
ISBN: 978-1508286158 

Brave Face by Shaun David Hutchinson is a memoir narrated by the author retelling his high school and college years through depression, anxiety, self-identity, and leading to his suicide attempt at nineteen years old. Hutchinson recounts his young adult years honestly including a disclaimer right at the beginning of the book “I’LL KEEP THIS SHORT. A LOT HAPPENS IN THIS MEMOIR. There’s drug use, sex in the backseat of Mustang, discussion of homosexuality, alcohol use, a smidge of profanity, and a little petty theft.”

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

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hot dog girl coverHot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan; Narrated by Brittany Pressley
G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers / Listening Library
Publication Date: April 30, 2019
ISBN: 9780593104477

This summer Lou Parker is determined to catch the eye and fancy of her long-time crush, Nick, as they both work at Magic Castle Playland amusement park. Hoping to get the role of princess, she gets assigned to be costumed hot dog for the year, and the odds don’t seem to be in her favor. Plus, now the park might be closing, and Lou’s best friend, Seely, isn’t very supportive of her scheme to get Nick to notice her.

Amazing Audiobooks (#AA2020) Nominees Round Up, August 28 Edition

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How to Make Friends With The Dark by Kathleen Glasgow; Narrated by Jorjeana Marie
Delacorte Press / Listening Library
Publication Date: April 9, 2019
ISBN: 978-0735209169 

It’s always just been Tiger and her single mom. But Tiger wants a bit more freedom and gets into a rare fight with her mother over a dress for a school dance, she speaks to her mother with anger like never before. Then she goes out with a boy she likes without permission. It’s right after kissing that boy for the first time that Tiger learns her mother has died of a brain aneurysm. How do you move on without the only parent you’ve ever known? How do you mourn when the last thing you said to your mother was you wanted her to leave you alone?

Amazing Audiobooks (#AA2020) Nominees Round Up, August 21 Edition

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The Truths We Hold by Kamala Harris; Narrated by Robin Miles
Listening Library
Publication Date: May 14, 2019
ISBN: 9780593103777 

Senator Kamala Harris writes about her childhood in California and growing up as the bi-racial daughter of two activist parents. Her mother’s immigration from India and her father’s Jamaican heritage play a role in how young Kamala sees community, equality, and justice. From working as an Assistant District Attorney to becoming a US Senator, Harris explains how she has tried to “be at the table” where decisions are made in order to create change for social justice.

Amazing Audiobooks (#AA2020) Nominees Round Up, August 14 Edition

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We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia; narrated by Kyla Garcia
HarperCollins and Blackstone Audio
Publication Date: February 26, 2019
ISBN: 978-1982610630

We Set the Dark on Fire, by Tehlor Kay Mejia, focuses on two women who have been bitter rivals, but now have entered the same man’s house to serve him.  As the political tensions between classes rise and the personal tensions between the two females grow, listeners don’t know if the women will choose the resistance, the status quo, or each other.

Amazing Audiobooks (#AA2020) Nominees Round Up, August 7 Edition

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Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson; Narrated by Korey Jackson, Nile Bullock , Adenrele Ojo, and Adam Lazarre-White
Katherine Tegen Books / Harper Audio
Publication Date: January 1, 2019
ISBN: 9780062914323 

NYC teen Steph is dead, presumably because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. After his funeral, his sister Jasmine and his two best friends, Jarell and Quadir, discover his stockpile of mix tapes and notebooks of lyrics in the shoeboxes under his bed. But they also find drugs, a gun, and the business card of a police sergeant, raising some questions about just what Steph was up to in the months before his death. Nevertheless, the three band together to produce and market Steph’s music, which involves pretending a new recording artist “The Architect” is alive and ready to sign a record deal, but the illusion that Steph is still breathing draws dangerous attention from several quarters.

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

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We Are the Perfect Girl by Ariel Kaplan, narrated by Holly Linneman
Audio Published by Listening Library
Publication Date:  May 21, 2019
ISBN: 9781984889126 

We are the Perfect Girl by Ariel Kaplan is a retelling of the Cyrano De Bergerac. For those of you who are not familiar with the classic, this is how goes: Our main protagonist Aphra Brown is bold, outgoing, sociable but believes herself to be quite ugly due to her imperfect nose (our modern-day Cyrano De Bergerac). Her best friend, Bethany, is beautiful but incredibly and painfully shy. Together, they start to try to win over Greg D’Agostino who is the “It” boy of high school being smart, kind, and attractive. Through a series of events that start as a misunderstanding and lead to deception, Greg starts dating Bethany. Throughout, Aphra is coaching her what to say, helping her on dates and texting him in the guise of Bethany; while trying to cover her feelings for him. However, a secret is only a secret for so long.

Amazing Audiobooks (#AA2020) Nominees Round Up, July 25 Edition

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The Things She’s Seen by Ambelin and Ezekiel Kwaymullina; Narrated by Miranda Tapsell
Listening Library / Penguin Random House
Publication Date: May 14, 2019
ISBN: 978-1984884398 

A car accident may have killed Beth Teller, but her spirit lingers to help her detective father cope with the overwhelming grief of her loss.  When a small-town arson case meant merely to distract him leads both of the Tellers to interview a prophetic witness, Isobel Catching, life and death connections are formed.  Catching can see Beth, too, and from her hospital bed Catching spins for the Tellers a convoluted tale of grayness, shimmering beasts, indescribable pain, and The Other Place.  Meanwhile, bodies continue to collect around town as Catching’s poems intensify.  Can the Tellers see the horrifying truth of the case unfolding before them before anyone else gets hurt?  Told in alternating perspectives, Beth through prose and Catching in verse, this gripping thriller by Aboriginal siblings shines a light on cultural bias and trauma while affirming the indomitable spirit of young women.