There are books that stick with us throughout the years, and after reading Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher a little over a decade ago, I knew it would be one of them. The premise is haunting, but it begins an important discussion that needs to be had, especially in an age where bullying continues to be prevalent. It was quite fascinating to see how I connected to this title as a teenager, and now as a young adult with Netflixâ€™s adapted series.
Guest Post By Julie Guacci
Richard Nixonâ€™s farewell to his White House staff on August 9, 1974, hours before his resignation took effect, seems more poignant than ever: â€śAlways remember, others may hate youâ€”but those who hate you donâ€™t win unless you hate them, and then you destroy yourself.â€ť
With the release of Blood Rose Rebellion, we understand the desire to listen to as many fierce female characters as possible. Perfect for inspiring us when we’re down, or giving us a kick to push us forward,Â Blood Rose RebellionÂ and these five other titles are just the listens you need.
Many Chaptersâ€¦Many Voices
Many chapters of the Will Wilder series were birthed in the corner of a coffee shop. The corner is the best place to work, since it can get loud at times. Once I travel to Perilous Falls, pounding away at the keyboard, I often hear the characterâ€™s voices in my imagination. Having been trained as an actor, I find myself involuntarily mouthing dialogue in the voice of the characters as I write.Â I literally play all the parts by the time I get to editing — doing my full â€śmultiple personalityâ€ť routine at the end of the day.
How well do you know your family, really? You might think you know your twin sister, but can you be sure? Thatâ€™s the question at the center of Caite Dolan-Leachâ€™s debut thriller, Dead Letters. Critics are comparing it to Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, but the sister angle is one we havenâ€™t seen in some time. This audio is sure to keep you guessing until the very last page about whatâ€™s real and what is not.
For anyone in search of a relatable listen about growing older, Hey Harry, Hey Matilda is exactly what the audiobook doctor ordered. This audio is a fun tale that will make you want to call up a family member to discuss as soon as you put your headphones down.
Fans of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will eat up this young adult thriller. The first title in the translation of Salla Simukkaâ€™s Snow White Trilogy, As Red as Blood is a chilling tale that will keep listeners on the edge of their seats.
Chris Bohjalian has brought his A-Game with the intense and thrilling audio The Sleepwalker. Youâ€™ll want to listen to it again and again to catch any missed clues interlaced within this incredible story.
For Star Wars fans, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a crucial part in the Star Wars Universe. Set before Star Wars: A New Hope, Rogue One not only shows just how terrifying the infamous Death Star is, but how our famed heroesâ€”Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewbaccaâ€”managed to destroy it in the original trilogy. While the movie is a blockbuster hit, the audiobook can add another layer for the ultimate fan experience.
When most people think of Carrie Fisher, they immediately connect her to the iconic Princess Leia from the Star Wars films. But how did Carrie get there? What made her want to be in the limelight and how did she react to being in such a blockbuster film? Listen to The Princess Diarist to learn all these answers and more.