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<?=$who;?> 2023 Audiobooks
List created by Valerie S. (VolunteerVal) - on Jan 5, 2023
List Votes: 1 Books: 62 Contributors: 1 Watchers: 0 List Type: Closed
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A Quiet Life by Ethan Joella
In a a close-knit Pennsylvania suburb in the grip of winter, three people grapple with loss and finding a tender wisdom in their grief... Chuck Ayers used to look forward to nothing so much as his annual trip to Hilton Head with his wife, Cat. It had been a yearly taste of relaxation...  more


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All the Dangerous Things by Stacy Willingham
One year ago, Isabelle Drake's life changed forever: her toddler son, Mason, was taken out of his crib in the middle of the night while she and her husband were asleep in the next room. With little evidence and few leads for the police to chase, the case quickly went cold. However, Isabelle...  more


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Where We Go When All We Were Is Gone by Sequoia Nagamatsu
"You should be here; he's simply magnificent." These are the final words a biologist hears before his Margaret Mead-like wife dies at the hands of Godzilla. The words haunt him as he studies the Kaiju (Japan's giant monsters) on an island reserve, attempting to understand the beauty his wife...  more


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What Lies in the Woods by Kate Alice Marshall
They were eleven when they sent a killer to prison. They were heroes . . . but they were liars. Kate Alice Marshall's What Lies in the Woods is a thrilling novel about friendship, secrets, betrayal, and lies -- and having the courage to face the past. Naomi Shaw used to...  more


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A Little Hope by Ethan Joella
In an idyllic Connecticut town, over the course of a year, the intertwining lives of a dozen neighbors are followed as they confront everyday desires and fears: a lost love, a stalled career, an illness, and a betrayal... Freddie and Greg Tyler seem to have it all; a comfortable home, a...  more


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Locust Lane by Stephen Amidon
For fans of Mystic River by Dennis Lehane and Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, Stephen Amidon’s Locust Lane is a taut and utterly propulsive story about the search for justice and the fault lines of power and influence in a seemingly idyllic town. Can anyone be trusted? On the...  more


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The Roughest Draft by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka
They were cowriting literary darlings until they hit a plot hole that turned their lives upside down. Three years ago, Katrina Freeling and Nathan Van Huysen were the brightest literary stars on the horizon, their cowritten books topping bestseller lists. But on the heels of their greatest...  more


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The Last Thing He Told Me (Audio CD) (Unabridged) by Laura Dave & Rebecca Lowman ...
Before Owen Michaels disappears, he smuggles a note to his beloved wife of one year: "Protect her." Despite her confusion and fear, Hannah Hall knows exactly to whom the note refers: Owen’s sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey. Bailey, who lost her mother tragically as a child....  more


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A Little Hope by Ethan Joella
In an idyllic Connecticut town, over the course of a year, the intertwining lives of a dozen neighbors are followed as they confront everyday desires and fears: a lost love, a stalled career, an illness, and a betrayal... Freddie and Greg Tyler seem to have it all; a comfortable home, a...  more


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Someday, Maybe by Onyi Nwabineli
Here are three things you should know about my husband: He was the great love of my life despite his penchant for going incommunicado. He was, as far as I and everyone else could tell, perfectly happy. Which is significant because… On New Year’s Eve, he died. And here...  more


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All I Want for Christmas by Maggie Knox
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Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
A New York Times Bestseller In the tradition of Out of My Mind, Wonder, and Mockingbird, this is an intensely moving middle grade novel about being an outsider, coping with loss, and discovering the true meaning of family. Willow Chance is a twelve-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and...  more


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What I Would Tell You by Liz Tolsma
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Code Name Edelweiss by Stephanie Landsem
“What I am looking for -- what I desperately need, Mrs. Weiss -- is a spy.” Adolf Hitler is still a distant rumble on the horizon, but a Jewish spymaster and his courageous spies uncover a storm of Nazi terror in their own backyard. In the summer of 1933, a man named Adolf...  more


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These Impossible Things by Salma El-Wardany
It’s always been Malak, Kees, and Jenna against the world. Since childhood, under the watchful eyes of their parents, aunties and uncles, they’ve learned to live their own lives alongside the expectations of being good Muslim women. Staying over at a boyfriend's place is...  more


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While Justice Sleeps (Avery Keene, Bk 1) by Stacey Abrams
Avery Keene, a brilliant young law clerk for the legendary Justice Howard Wynn, is doing her best to hold her life together, excelling in an arduous job with the court while also dealing with a troubled family.  When the shocking news breaks that Justice Wynn, the cantankerous swing vote on...  more


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The Lonely Hearts Book Club by Lucy Gilmore
A young librarian and an old curmudgeon forge the unlikeliest of friendships in this charming, feel-good novel about one misfit book club and the lives (and loves) it changed along the way. Sloane Parker lives a small, contained life as a librarian in her small, contained town. She never...  more


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The Seed Keeper by Diane Wilson
A haunting novel spanning several generations, The Seed Keeper follows a Dakhóta family’s struggle to preserve their way of life, and their sacrifices to protect what matters most. Rosalie Iron Wing has grown up in the woods with her father, Ray, a former science...  more


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Looking for Jane by Heather Marshall
Three women whose lives are bound together by a long-lost letter, a mother’s love, and a secret network of women fighting for the right to choose... 2017: When Angela Creighton discovers a mysterious letter containing a life-shattering confession, she is determined to find the intended...  more


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All My Knotted-Up Life: A Memoir by Beth Moore
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The Light in Hidden Places by Sharon Cameron
The extraordinary story of Stefania Podgorska, a Polish teenager who chose bravery and humanity by hiding thirteen Jews in her attic during WWII -- from author Sharon Cameron. One knock at the door, and Stefania has a choice to make... It is 1943, and for four years, sixteen-year-old...  more


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Iron Lake (Cork O'Connor, Bk 1) by William Kent Krueger
Part Irish, part Anishinaabe Indian, Corcoran "Cork" O'Connor is the former sheriff of Aurora, Minnesota. Embittered by his "former" status, and the marital meltdown that has separated him from his children, Cork gets by on heavy doses of caffeine, nicotine, and guilt....  more


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The Castle Keepers by Aimie K. Runyan & J'nell Ciesielski & Rachel McMillan
Leedswick Castle has housed the Alnwick family in the English countryside for generations, despite a family curse determined to destroy their legacy and erase them from history. 1870. After a disastrous dinner at the Astor mansion forces her to flee New York in disgrace, socialite...  more


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All the Pretty Places by Joy Callaway
Joy Callaway returns with a captivating story of a strong woman in a striking setting, examining the life-changing effects of the beauty of nature and how that splendor is restricted to the rich and privileged in the Gilded Age. 1893: In the little town of Rye, New York, it seems...  more


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Famous for a Living by Melissa Ferguson
She's Insta-famous. He uses a flip phone. When her business partner is accused of serious financial crimes, superstar influencer Cat Cranwell -- an engineered marvel of beauty, energy, and fun -- falls from her penthouse perch. Des­perate to get away from the online trolls and...  more


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The World Record Book of Racist Stories by Amber Ruffin & Lacey Lamar
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The Soulmate by Sally Hepworth
There’s a cottage on a cliff. Gabe and Pippa’s dream home in a sleepy coastal town. But their perfect house hides something sinister. The tall cliffs have become a popular spot for people to end their lives. Night after night Gabe comes to their rescue, literally talking them off the...  more


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Drowning by T. J. Newman
Six minutes after takeoff, Flight 1421 crashes into the Pacific Ocean. During the evacuation, an engine explodes and the plane is flooded. Those still alive are forced to close the doors—but it’s too late. The plane sinks to the bottom with twelve passengers trapped inside. More...  more


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Where the Wandering Ends: A Novel of Corfu by Yvette Manessis Corporon
Northern Corfu, 1947—In a community of poor families ten-year-old Marco’s is perhaps the poorest, but it wasn’t always that way. His grandmother once worked for the royal family in the grand villa of Mon Repos where Marco’s mother toddled her first steps beside her...  more


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VenCo by Cherie Dimaline
Métis millennial Lucky St. James is barely hanging on when she learns she’ll be evicted from the tiny Toronto apartment she shares with her cantankerous but loving grandmother Stella. But then one night, something strange and irresistible calls out to Lucky. She burrows through a...  more


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Indigo Isle by T. I. Lowe
Sonny Bates left South Carolina fifteen years ago and never looked back. Now she's a successful Hollywood location scout who travels the world, finding perfect places for movie shoots. Home is wherever she lands, and between her busy schedule and dealing with her boss's demands, she...  more


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A Shadow in Moscow by Katherine Reay
In the thick of the Cold War, a betrayal at the highest level risks the lives of two courageous female spies: MI6’s best Soviet agent and the CIA’s newest Moscow recruit. Vienna, 1954 After losing everyone she loves in the final days of World War II, Ingrid Bauer agrees to a hasty...  more


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Chances Are . . .: A novel by Richard Russo
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning Richard Russo--in his first stand-alone novel in a decade--comes a new revelation: a gripping story about the abiding yet complex power of friendship One beautiful September day, three sixty-sixty-year old men convene on Martha's Vineyard, friends ever since...  more


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Last Days of Summer by Steve Kluger
Last Days of Summer is the story of Joey Margolis, neighborhood punching bag, growing up goofy and mostly fatherless in Brooklyn in the early 1940s. A boy looking for a hero, Joey decides to latch on to Charlie Banks, the all-star third baseman for the New York Giants. But Joey's chosen...  more


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Little Monsters by Adrienne Brodeur
Ken and Abby Gardner lost their mother when they were small and they have been haunted by her absence ever since. Their father, Adam, a brilliant oceanographer, raised them mostly on his own in his remote home on Cape Cod, where the attachment between Ken and Abby deepened into something...  more


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Grave Reservations (Booking Agents, Bk 1) by Cherie Priest
Meet Leda Foley: devoted friend, struggling travel agent, and inconsistent psychic. Impulsively re-booking Seattle PD detective Grady Merritt’s flight, she has no idea that her life is about to change in ways she could have never foretold. When his original plane blows up on the runway,...  more


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Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree
Legends & Lattes: A Novel of High Fantasy and Low Stakes After a lifetime of bounties and bloodshed, Viv is hanging up her sword for the last time. The battle-weary orc aims to start fresh, opening the first ever coffee shop in the city of Thune. But old and new rivals stand in the...  more


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Adult Assembly Required by Abbi Waxman
When Laura Costello moves to Los Angeles, trying to escape an overprotective family and the haunting memories of a terrible accident, she doesn’t expect to be homeless after a week. (She’s pretty sure she didn’t start that fire -- right?) She also doesn't expect to...  more


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Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
Meet Elizabeth Zott: a one-of-a-kind scientist in 1960s California whose career takes a detour when she becomes the star of a beloved TV cooking show. Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing as an...  more


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The Connellys of County Down by Tracey Lange
From Tracey Lange, the New York Times bestselling author of We Are the Brennans, comes The Connellys of County Down: a story about fierce family loyalty, good intentions gone awry, and the consequences of improbable love. When Tara Connelly is released from prison after...  more


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Gone Tonight by Sarah Pekkanen
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Wrong Place, Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister
Can you stop a murder after it’s already happened? Late October. After midnight. You’re waiting up for your seventeen-year-old son. He’s past curfew. As you watch from the window, he emerges, and you realize he isn’t alone: he’s walking toward a man, and...  more


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The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna
As one of the few witches in Britain, Mika Moon knows she has to hide her magic, keep her head down, and stay away from other witches so their powers don’t mingle and draw attention. And as an orphan who lost her parents at a young age and was raised by strangers, she’s used to being...  more


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Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone (Ernest Cunningham, Bk 1) by Benjamin Steven...
Everyone in my family has killed someone. Some of us, the high achievers, have killed more than once. I’m not trying to be dramatic, but it is the truth. Some of us are good, others are bad, and some just unfortunate. I’m Ernest Cunningham. Call me Ern or Ernie. I wish I’d...  more


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Before I Let Go (Skyland, Bk 1) by Kennedy Ryan
Their love was supposed to last forever. But when life delivered blow after devastating blow, Yasmen and Josiah Wade found that love alone couldn’t solve or save everything. It couldn’t save their marriage. Yasmen wasn’t prepared for how her life fell apart, but she is...  more


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The River Runs South by Audrey Ingram
When Camille Taylor’s husband dies unexpectedly, the carefully constructed life she worked so hard to build in Washington, DC, shatters. After struggling for almost a year, she reaches a breaking point, packs up her daughter, and heads for the Alabama coast where she grew up. The salt...  more


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Brynn and Sebastian Hate Each Other: A Love Story by Bethany Turner
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Night Will Find You by Julia Heaberlin
Vivvy Bouchet, daughter of a known psychic, was ten when she saved a boy’s life by making an impossible prediction. Now she’s an astrophysicist in Texas, devoted to science, but the boy she saved has become a cop who continues to believe she can see things no one else can. When he...  more


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The Mermaid by Christina Henry
From the author of Lost Boy comes a beautiful historical fairy tale about a mermaid who leaves the sea, only to become the star attraction of history's greatest showman. Once there was a mermaid called Amelia who could never be content in the sea, a mermaid who longed to know all the world and...  more


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A Living Remedy: A Memoir by Nicole Chung
From the bestselling author of ALL YOU CAN EVER KNOW comes a searing memoir of family, class and grief -- a daughter’s search to understand the lives her adoptive parents led, the life she forged as an adult, and the lives she’s lost. In this country, unless you attain...  more


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Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Pla...
Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, a mother, and a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices.  As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Robin Wall Kimmerer has spent a career learning how...  more


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Things I Wish I Told My Mother by Susan Patterson & Susan DiLallo & James Pat...
A mother and daughter on vacation in Paris unpack a lifetime of secrets and hopes -- with a giant Pattersonian twist at the end! Every daughter has her own distinctive voice, her inimitable style, and her secrets. Laurie is an artist, a collector of experiences. She travels the world with a...  more


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Man of Shadow and Mist (Of Monsters and Men, Bk 2) by Michelle Griep
“The world seems full of good men -- even if there are monsters in it.” ~Bram Stoker, Dracula   England, 1890   Vampires are alive and well in North Yorkshire, leastwise in the minds of the uneducated. Librarian Rosa Edwards intends to drive a stake through the heart of...  more


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The Letter Tree by Rachel Fordham
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Bookshops & Bonedust by Travis Baldree
Viv's career with the notorious mercenary company Rackam's Ravens isn't going as planned. Wounded during the hunt for a powerful necromancer, she's packed off against her will to recuperate in the sleepy beach town of Murk―so far from the action that she worries...  more


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Kinfolk by Sean Dietrich
Sometimes it’s the most unlikely meetings that give us life’s greatest gifts. 1970s, Southern Alabama. Sixty-two-year-old Jeremiah Lewis Taylor, or “Nub,” has spent his whole life listening to those he loves tell him he’s no good—first his ex-wife, now...  more


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The Butterfly Collector by Tea Cooper
A botanical illustration of a butterfly, a missing baby, and a twisty mystery fifty years in the making. 1868, Morpeth. Theodora Breckenridge, still in mourning after the loss of her parents and brother at sea, is more interested in working quietly on her art at the family’s country...  more


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The Little Wartime Library by Kate Thompson
London, 1944. Clara Button is no ordinary librarian. While the world remains at war, in East London Clara has created the country's only underground library, built over the tracks in the disused Bethnal Green tube station. Down here a secret community thrives: with thousands of bunk beds,...  more


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The Golden Spoon by Jessa Maxwell
Every summer for the past ten years, six awe-struck bakers have descended on the grounds of Grafton, the leafy and imposing Vermont estate that is not only the filming site for “Bake Week” but also the childhood home of the show’s famous host, celebrated baker Betsy...  more


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The Mistletoe Countess by Pepper Basham
Will the magic of Christmas bring these two newlyweds closer together, or will the ghosts of the past lead them into a destructive discovery from which not even a Dickens’s Christmas can save them? Mistletoe is beautiful and dangerous, much like the woman from Lord Frederick’s...  more


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The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley
All of them are friends. One of them is a killer. During the languid days of the Christmas break, a group of thirtysomething friends from Oxford meet to welcome in the New Year together, a tradition they began as students ten years ago. For this vacation, they’ve chosen an idyllic and...  more


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Faking Christmas by Kerry Winfrey
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