Have you ever listened to an audiobook that is so well narrated, you become completely immersed in the authorâ€™s world? We love that experience. For Video Games Day (celebrated on July 8th), we have a few recommendations that will make you think youâ€™re in an RPG. Buckle up and enjoy the ride.
“My book is about two families who go on a cruise together down the coast of Central America. They meet an Argentinian family and everyone goes ashore. And then a series of small things go wrong and the six kids go missing. So the novel goes back and forth between the parents, who are frantic, and the kids, who are more resourceful than anyone knew, including them.”
Learn more about Do Not Become Alarmed.
“This is Lance Rubin, author of Denton Littleâ€™s Deathdate and Denton Littleâ€™s Still Not Dead. The first book is about a 17-year-old named Denton Little who lives in a world thatâ€™s much like our own except for one key difference — everybody knows their death date. And, Denton Little is a 17-year-old whose death date, when the first book starts, is tomorrow, the same day as his senior prom.”
Learn more aboutÂ Denton Littleâ€™s Still Not Dead.
â€śThe title of the Gargoyle Hunters is drawn from a 1962 NY Herald Tribune Sunday magazine story â€“ the cover story actually. Technically, gargoyles are waterspouts, crafted in the shapes of grotesque animals or humans.â€ť
Learn more about The Gargoyle Hunters.
Are you a fan of short stories? Then Big Cats is the audiobook for you. The acclaimed collection was released in audio this week and it has a star-studded cast. With the likes of Patricia Arquette, Helen Hunt, Rainn Wilson, and Jenna Fischer, among others, Big Cats is full of big personalities.
New York Times bestselling author Melanie Benjamin‘s newest book is TheÂ Swans of Fifth Avenue. ItÂ is the story of Truman Capote and New Yorkâ€™s 1950s socialites: Slim Keith, C.Z. Guest, Gloria Guinness, Pamela Churchill, and Babe Paley. These women are otherwise known as New Yorkâ€™s â€śSwansâ€ť. In 1975, after years of friendship (particularly between Capote and Babe), Capote published a thinly veiled story about the Swansâ€™s deepest, darkest secrets–which left everyone reeling, and Capote ousted from their society. Melanie Benjamin writes meticulously and fantastically of this event, what led up to it, and how Capote and Babe became such fast, deep friends. READ MORE
Not only is Adam Johnson the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his acclaimed novel about North Korea, The Orphan Masterâ€™s Son, and one of Americaâ€™s most provocative and powerful authors, he is now also the winner of the 2015 National Book Award for Fiction.
Johnsonâ€™s Fortune Smiles is a collection of six stories that delve deep into love and loss, natural disasters, the influence of technology, and how the political shapes the personal. It is subtly surreal, darkly comic, both hilarious and heartbreaking. JohnsonÂ gives voice to the perspectives we donâ€™t often hear, and offers readers a new way of looking at the world.Â READ MORE
Gillian Flynn, New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl, is back with a short story called The Grownup. The Grownup is a chillingÂ ghost story about a suburban family in a Gothic Victorian home.
The nameless narrator is a young grafter woman. She works at a spiritual shopâ€”in front they provide women with psychic readings; in back, they provide pleasure to men. One day, a disheveled woman, Susan, enters the shop and asks for help. Her house may be haunted, and her unusual stepson may have sinister intentions. Intending to use Susan as a conduit to other wealthy women interested in psychic house calls, the narrator agrees to help.
Once the narrator begins visiting the family and the home, however, eerily disturbing events and stories unfoldâ€¦and things are not necessarily as they seem.