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Audio publishers are again offering a bold and broad array of titles this fall. New works from stalwart performers and brand name authors— including Baldacci, Grisham, King, Patterson,
Steel, and others—abound this season, but our highlighted
list bypasses many of those to focus on additional notable
offerings. Debut authors and new players—such as Ideal
AudioBooks, recently launched by accomplished narrator
Amy Rubinate—are well represented. And the titles gathered here span many genres, from religion, politics, history,
and self-improvement to romance, SF, and the classics.
There are books read by single narrators and full-cast radio
dramas, as well as recordings of plays. Not surprisingly,
thrillers and memoirs—frequent listeners’ favorites—make
a strong showing. And the selection of audio titles for children and young adults is equally robust. We have listed one
retail format per title, but many of these books are available
in multiple formats. (HarperAudio even has a vinyl release
this season!) Happy listening!
Like a Love Song by Camille Eide,
read by Beky Doughty (Sept., download,
$20). A social worker and foster mother
tries to save the group home she’s worked
hard to build, with the help of a brawny
handyman and a guitar.
The Generals: Patton, MacArthur,
Clear by Fire by Joshua Hood (Aug.,
CD, $34.95, ISBN 978-1-5046-3396-3)
launches a military thriller series set in
the shadows of the “war on terror.”
Marshall, and the Winning of World
War II by Winston Groom (Oct., CD,
$39.95, ISBN 978-1-5046-3589-9)
delivers portraits of these military leaders
from the WWI battle that shaped them
to their victory in WWII.
The Gilded Hour by Sara Donati
(Sept., CD, $44.95, ISBN 978-1-5046-
1821-2) is a historical novel about the
experiences of two young female physi-
cians working in 1883 New York City.
A Good Family by Erik Fassnacht
(Aug., CD, $39.95, ISBN 978-1-5046-
3951-4). This debut novel follows the
ups and downs of a troubled Midwestern
clan trying to repair itself.
My Southern Journey: True Stories
from the Heart of the South by Rick
Bragg, read by the author (Sept., CD,
$34.95, ISBN 978-1-5046-3204-1), is a
collection of new and favorite humorous
essays from this Pulitzer Prize winner.
Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half
the Story by Jewel, read by the author
(Sept., CD, $34.95, ISBN 978-1-5046-
3028-3). The singer-songwriter and poet
shares insights on her unconventional
upbringing, her rise to fame, and her life