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The Mothers: Brit Bennett’s dazzling debut

All the decisions that shape our lives also have consequences.

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When we heard Adenrele Ojo perform Brit Bennett’s novel about three teenagers as their lives intertwine, we knew that listeners should get this audiobook on their must-lists. Follow AudioFile Behind the Mic and watch Adenrele Ojo tell us more about THE MOTHERS. You won’t hesitate to start listening.

“Brit Bennett kept me on an emotional roller-coaster. I was totally invested.”—Adenrele Ojo

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Brit Bennet, read by Adenrele Ojo
Penguin Audio
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Adenrele delivers the beautiful, powerful language and the memorable, real-life characters. The Mothers, those church ladies who see all and think they know all, will be just one part of this great listen. Listen to a sound clip of Adenrele and read our full review here!

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See AudioFile’s Q & A with Adenrele in a guest post on Book Riot!


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Tuesday Tease: Guilty Pleasures

Narrator Dylan Ford carefully matches the author’s international cast of characters. A narrator’s work is never done!

Travel the exclusive circuit of international mixed martial arts fighting in Deborah Fletcher Mello’s series opener.

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Recorded Books

Narrator Dylan Ford evokes the competitive gym culture that Alexander and his brother Zachary dominate. Alexander’s love interest, Sarai, is a strong female character whose sense of humor emerges in the audiobook. Ford’s characterizations give Mello’s romance realistic grounding. Read my full review here!

Alexander’s brother has his own story in Mello’s recently released Perfect Pleasures, so stay tuned!

Till next Tuesday!
-Caitlin A

Mystery Monday: Home

A selection from thriller-master Harlan Coben

Going home, leaving home, and homecomings. It’s the season. Try our Mystery Monday selection from thriller-master Harlan Coben, HOME. Narrator Steven Weber gets to exercise his array of accents in this Myron Bolitar adventure #11.

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Harlan Coben, read by Steven Weber
Brilliance Audio
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Browse all of our newest mystery reviews to find your next great listen!

Self Sunday: Take Pride

Why the Deadliest Sin Holds the Secret to Human Success

AudioFile goes Behind the Mic to talk with Coleen Marlo, narrator of TAKE PRIDE. Listeners get an eye-opening examination of the uniquely human emotion of pride from author Jessica Tracy.

“Great nonfiction opens up the mind and the intellect.” —Narrator Coleen Marlo

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Jessica Tracy, read by Coleen Marlo
Brilliance Audio

We love this book because it deals with who we are and how pride drives us to care about our place in the world. Coleen Marlo combines a deft understanding of the author’s academic thinking with a practical grasp of why her ideas are relevant to everyday life. Listen to a sound clip of Coleen and read our full review here!

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