The Mothers: Brit Bennett’s dazzling debut

All the decisions that shape our lives also have consequences.

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2016 Best Audiobooks
Award Winner

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
Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

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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Photo: David Wendell Boykins

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


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Eileen: Creepy and Mesmerizing

Just short-listed for the 2016 Man Booker Prize

Narrator Alyssa Bresnahan takes listeners straight into EILEEN, the 2016 PEN/Hemingway Award-winning debut novel by Ottessa Moshfegh: “This is the story of how I disappeared.” AudioFile goes Behind the Mic to hear Alyssa’s comments.

“Because of the humanity of the writing, it was beautiful. Painful and beautiful.”—Alyssa Bresnahan

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Ottessa Moshfegh, read by Alyssa Bresnahan
Recorded Books

Choosing this Editors’ Pick audiobook, we celebrate how Golden Voice narrator Alyssa Bresnahan can always connect to complicated emotional characters. She makes them fully believable—the good and the evil. Listen to a sound clip of Alyssa and read the full review here!

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Mystery Monday: Those Who Wish Me Dead

Start the week with this “watch out” thriller—and remember to look over your shoulder!

Robert Petkoff knows the territory well—Michael Koryta territory that is.  And, he knows the characters. Listen to Robert Behind the Mic as he tells us about narrating THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD—set in the wilderness of Montana.

“Koryta sits right on the razor’s edge of supernatural. Is it in the character’s head, or is it real?”—Robert Petkoff

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Michael Koryta, read by Robert Petkoff
Hachette Audio
2015 Audie Award Winner

“The clock is ticking, the mountains are burning, and those who wish Jace Wilson dead are no longer far behind.” Is your heart pounding yet? Wait until you meet the killers. Robert Petkoff draws listeners in with Michael Koryta’s relentless suspense.

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 Listeners can also hear Robert in Koryta’s THE PROPHET, and THE RIDGE, and the new RISE THE DARK!

Browse our newest mystery reviews to find your next great listen!