By Shannon Maughan
Boom is still the word where audiobooks are con- cerned, as a new season of releases arrives. The industry chalked up yet another banner year of growth in 2016, and according to Michele Cobb,
executive director of the Audio Publishers Association,
publishers are working hard to meet the demands of an
ever-increasing number of listeners. “All the publishers I’ve
spoken with recently say they are doubling output again
this year,” she says. More titles produced means going deeper
into authors’ backlists and perhaps bringing projects
to audio that would not have been possible in leaner
times. Any way you slice it, the result is vibrant variety.
Our spring list points to the kinds of recordings
publishers are making available, including titles by
bestselling authors in the stalwart mystery and thriller
categories, memoirs by authors famous and not, and a
burgeoning number of full-cast or multivoiced programs.
We hope this peek will encourage you to explore
publishers’ lists even more deeply for all the great
audiobooks in the mix this spring. Happy listening!
Astrophysics for People in a
Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
(May, unabridged CD, $24.95,
ISBN 978-1-5384-0801-8) is a
guide through such mind-
expanding questions as “How do
we fit into the universe?”
Borne by Jeff Vandermeer
(May, unabridged CD, $34.95,
ISBN 978-1-5047-7975-3). In a
postapocalyptic world, Rachel finds
Borne, a green lump that grows into an
innocent, speaking, curious being she
Every Dark Corner by Karen Rose,
read by Hillary Huber (Feb., unabridged
CD, $39.95, ISBN 978-1-5047-7407-9).
Special agents Davenport and Coppola
are on the trail of the depraved criminal
who illegally “adopted” two girls from
their addict mother in exchange for
The Force: A Novel by Don Winslow
(June, unabridged CD, $39.95, ISBN
978-1-5046-8060-8). A decorated—and
secretly dirty—NYPD cop is caught in a
trap and being squeezed by the feds.
The Polygamist’s Daughter: A
Memoir by Anna LeBaron with Leslie
Wilson (Mar., unabridged CD, $34.95,
ISBN 978-1-4417-0537-2). The
daughter of Ervil LeBaron reveals details
of her difficult life with a father wanted
by the FBI for killing anyone who tried
to leave his radical religious cult.
Where the Lost Girls Go by R.J.
Noonan (Feb., unabridged CD, $34.95,
ISBN 978-1-5047-9811-2) launches a
mystery series featuring rookie cop Laura