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Rodney Scott’s Smoked Chicken & Steamy Audiobook Listens

From a woman who believes she’s turning into a dog to the unspoken bonds of “grown-ass” friendship, this season’s latest audiobooks are as fresh and innovative as Rodney Scott’s barbecue (that is to say, very).

Press play while you fire up the pit to make Rodney’s Smoked Chicken and delight in the smart, witty guests you’ve invited to your cookout.

Ghosts is a smart, sexy, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy about ex-boyfriends, imperfect parents, friends with kids, and a man who disappears the moment he says “I love you.” Nina Dean, with her full social calendar, book deal, and one bedroom apartment, is not especially bothered that she’s single. But when a great guy ghosts her, Nina is forced to deal with everything she’s been trying to ignore.

In this blazing debut, an artist turned stay-at-home mom becomes convinced she’s turning into a dog. As the mother’s symptoms and impulses intensify, she struggles to keep her alter-canine-identity secret. A tale of womanhood wrapped in a satirical fairy tale, Nightbitch will make you want to howl in laughter and recognition. And you should. You should howl as much as you want.

Author: Helen Ellis
Read By: Helen Ellis

When Helen Ellis and her lifelong friends arrive for a reunion on the Redneck Riviera, they unpack more than their suitcases. In the twelve gloriously comic and moving essays in Bring Your Baggage and Don’t Pack Light, Helen dishes on the good, the bad, and everything in between that makes up friendship among grown-ass women.

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