Listening Library’s Best Audios of 2016

Take a listen to these titles that made the Best of 2016 lists from Amazon, Audible, AudioFile, Barnes and Noble, Bustle, Booklist, BookRiot, Horn Book, Goodreads, New York Public Library, New York Times Notable Children’s Books, NPR, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Washington Post, Kirkus, and more!

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Author: B. T. Gottfred | Narrator: Kirby Heyborne, Julia Whelan and B. T. Gottfred
Grades: 9-12
Release Date: November 15, 2016
His classmates may consider him a nerd, but Benedict Pendleton knows he's destined for great things. All he has to do is find a worthy girlfriend, and his social station will be secured. Sure, Benedict is different--but that's what he likes about himself.
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Author: Nicola Yoon | Narrator: Bahni Turpin, Dominic Hoffman and Raymond Lee
Grades: 9-12
Release Date: November 01, 2016

The dazzling new novel from Nicola Yoon, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything (streaming now.), will have you falling in love with Natasha and Daniel as they fall in love with each other.

Natasha.

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Author: Albert Marrin | Narrator: Marc Cashman
Grades: 9-12
Release Date: October 25, 2016
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A Booklist Editor's Choice

On the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor comes a harrowing and enlightening look at the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II— from National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin

 
Just seventy-five years ago, the American government did something that most would consider unthinkable today.
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Author: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff | Narrator: Various and Carla Corvo
Grades: 9-12
Release Date: October 18, 2016
Brace yourself for GEMINA—the highly anticipated sequel to the book critics called “out-of-this-world awesome,”—featuring journal illustrations by bestselling author Marie Lu.
 
Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life.
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Author: A.S. King | Narrator: Karissa Vacker
Grades: 9-12
Release Date: October 11, 2016
A heartbreaking and mindbending story of a talented teenage artist's awakening to the brokenness of her family from critically acclaimed award-winner A.S. King.

Sixteen-year-old Sarah can't draw. This is a problem, because as long as she can remember, she has "done the art.
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Author: Marie Lu | Narrator: Carla Corvo and Lannon Killea
Grades: 9-12
Release Date: October 11, 2016

The thrilling finale to the New York Times bestselling Young Elites series from “hit factory” Marie Lu

There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen.

Adelina Amouteru is done suffering.

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Author: Megan Shepherd | Narrator: Fiona Hardingham
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: October 11, 2016
"Deserves a spot on the shelf next to the most beloved children's classics—yes, even The Secret Garden."  —Shelf Awareness, Starred Review

Described as "reminiscent of the Chronicles of Narnia" in a starred review, The Secret Horses of Briar Hill shows readers everywhere that there is color in our world—they just need to know where to look.
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Author: Kate Beasley | Narrator: Tara Sands
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: October 04, 2016
For fans of Three Times Lucky and The Penderwicks, this endearing new classic spins together sparkling humor, sizzle-pop writing, and a sassy main character with an unforgettable voice.

Gertie Reece Foy is 100% Not-From-Concentrate awesome.
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Author: Jennifer Niven | Narrator: Robbie Daymond and Jorjeana Marie
Grades: 9-12
Release Date: October 04, 2016
New York Times Bestseller

From the author of the New York Times bestseller All the Bright Places comes a heart-wrenching story about what it means to see someone—and love someone—for who they truly are.
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Author: Rick Riordan | Narrator: Kieran Culkin
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: October 04, 2016
Thor's hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon--the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn't just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can't retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants.
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Author: Ross Welford | Narrator: Bruce Mann
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: October 04, 2016
Back to the Future meets The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in this original, poignant, race-against-time story about a boy who travels back to 1984 to save his father’s life.
 
My dad died twice.
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Author: Adam Gidwitz and Benjamin Bagby | Narrator: Various and Adam Gidwitz
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: September 27, 2016
The bestselling author of A Tale Dark and Grimm takes on medieval times in an exciting and hilarious new adventure about history, religion . . . and farting dragons.
 
1242. On a dark night, travelers from across France cross paths at an inn and begin to tell stories of three children.
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