Autumn is fast approaching and so is the next bumper crop of new audiobooks. The audio segment of the publishing industry continues to flourish in 2016, in large measure due to the increasing demand for digital downloads. The latest data from trade organizations point to robust production and sales in 2015, with digital downloads growing 34% in both dollars and units compared to the previous year, as reported in the Audio Publishers Association’s annual sales survey. Such strength gives publishers leeway to bolster their frontlists and go deeper into their backlists to mine more audio offerings.
Our list of highlights offers a glimpse of the breadth of audio titles available this fall. Happy listening!
Surrender, New York by Caleb Carr (Aug., unabridged CD, $54.95, ISBN 978-1-5047-4395-2). A small-town psychological profiler and a trace-evidence expert who formerly consulted with the NYPD investigate a string of bizarre murders that appear to be linked.
Paradime by Alan Glynn, read by Will Damron (Aug., unabridged CD, $34.95, ISBN 978-1-5047-2755-6). A restaurant worker in midtown Manhattan becomes fixated on a flashy regular who looks exactly like him.
Mississippi Noir, ed. by Tom Franklin (Aug., unabridged CD, $34.95, ISBN 978-1-5047-4102-6), features 16 dark tales set in the Deep South.
I Will Send Rain by Rae Meadows, read by Emily Sutton-Smith (Aug., unabridged CD, $34.95, ISBN 978-1-5047-4094-4), depicts a family facing the hardship of the Dust Bowl in 1934 Oklahoma.
A Wife of Noble Character by Yvonne Georgina Puig, read by Amy McFadden (Aug., unabridged CD, $34.95, ISBN 978-1-5047-2985-4), is a love story inspired by Wharton’s The House of Mirth set among contemporary Houston’s wealthy 30-somethings.
The Cauliflower by Nicola Barker, read by Sneha Mathan and Vikas Adam (Aug., unabridged CD, $34.95, ISBN 97801-5047-2891-1), is a biographical novel told from different points of view that sheds light on the life of a 19th-century Hindu saint.
The DNA Restart: Unlock Your Personal Genetic Code to Eat for Your Genes, Lose Weight, and Reverse Aging by Sharon Moalem (Sept., unabridged CD, $34.95, ISBN 978-1-5047-3228-4). Neurogeneticist Moalem delivers a step-by-step guide to diet and lifestyle based on genetic makeup.
The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter (Sept., unabridged CD, $39.95, ISBN 978-1-5047-3320-5) marks the return of Georgia detective Will Trent.
Indefensible by Michael Griesbach, read by James Foster (Aug., unabridged CD, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-5318-2430-3). Prosecutor Griesbach reveals information left out of the Netflix true-crime series Making a Murderer.
Home by Harlan Coben (Sept., unabridged CD, $39.99, ISBN 978-1-5012-1785-2). Amateur sleuth Myron Bolitar believes he’s located one of two boys who were kidnapped from their wealthy families a decade earlier.
You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams by Alan Cumming, read by the author (Sept., unabridged CD, $978-1-5318-3559-0), serves up tales of Hollywood parties, anecdotes, and memories from the Scottish stage and screen actor.
QB by Steve Young (Oct., unabridged CD, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-5226-4892-5). The former San Francisco 49er and NFL Hall of Famer describes what it takes to become an elite quarterback.
Mind by Daniel J. Siegel (Nov., unabridged CD, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-5318-2425-9). A neuroscientist explores the nature of the mind and the self.
The Nowhere Man by Gregg Hurwitz (Jan., unabridged CD, $978-1-4915-5200-1). The sequel to Orphan X stars independent assassin Evan Smoak, raised and trained inside a shadowy government program.
Danger Close by Amber Smith (Sept., unabridged CD, $49.99, ISBN 978-1-5200-4474-3) is the first-ever memoir of active combat by a female helicopter pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Hidden by Miriam Halahmy (Sept., unabridged CD, $59.99, ISBN 978-1-5200-4504-7). Fourteen year-old Alix and her friend save an illegal immigrant from drowning off the coast of England, and Alix then faces the biggest dilemma of her life.
In Sunlight or in Shadow by Lawrence Block (Dec., unabridged CD, $59.99, ISBN 978-1-5200-4498-9) contains 17 newly commissioned stories by such authors as Joyce Carol Oates and Stephen King, and inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper.
The Beautiful Dead by Belinda Bauer (Jan., unabridged CD, $59.99, ISBN 978-1-5200-1688-7). A TV crime reporter gets the inside scoop on the investigation of a series of murders when the killer contacts her—but she may be the next victim.
Rise the Dark by Michael Koryta, read by Robert Petkoff (Aug., unabridged CD, $30, ISBN 978-1-4789-1175-3), is the second thriller starring tough investigator Markus Novak and centered on the man Novak believes killed his wife.
The Wonder by Emma Donoghue (Sept., unabridged download, $30, ISBN 978-1-4789-1174-6). An English nurse is sent to Ireland to observe 11-year-old Anna, who claims she has survived for months eating only manna from heaven.
Mischling by Affinity Konar, read by Vanessa Johansson (Sept., unabridged CD, $30, ISBN 978-1-4789-1282-8), features twin sisters fighting to survive the horrors of WWII.
Truevine by Beth Macy (Oct., unabridged download, $25.98, ISBN 978-1-4789-5702-7) is the true story of two African-American brothers who were kidnapped in Virginia in 1899 and displayed as circus freaks, and whose mother fought for 28 years to get them back.
No Man’s Land by David Baldacci (Nov., unabridged CD, $40, ISBN 978-1-4789-3001-3). Military investigator John Puller’s latest case centers on his father’s possible involvement in his mother’s disappearance 30 years ago.
Twenty-Six Seconds by Alexandra Zapruder (Nov., unabridged CD, $30, ISBN 978-1-4789-2416-6). Using family records, archival sources, and interviews, Abraham Zapruder’s granddaughter reveals the story behind his film footage of President Kennedy’s assassination in 1963.
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson, read by Robin Miles (Aug., unabridged download, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-06-247266-3). Woodson’s first novel for adults in 20 years explores the importance of friendship via the perspectives of four teenage girls.
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett, read by Hope Davis (Sept., unabridged download, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256171-8), follows the paths taken by members of two broken families over 40 years and the childhood secret that affects them all.
Strong Is the New Beautiful by Lindsey Vonn (Oct., unabridged download, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-06-247244-1). World champion skier Vonn’s first book offers tips on strength, fitness, nutrition, and attitude.
The Boy Is Back by Meg Cabot (Oct., unabridged download, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256446-7). Professional golfer Reed returns to the small town—and first love—he thought he left behind for good, to help his family clear up a scandal.
The Terranauts by T.C. Boyle (Oct., unabridged download, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-06-257150-2). Four young men and four young women volunteer to be sealed inside a glass enclosure that serves as a prototype for a potential off-Earth colony.
Tippi by Tippi Hedren (Nov., unabridged download, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256496-2) is a tell-all from the actress famous for her roles in such Hitchcock films as The Birds.
Set the Boy Free by Johnny Marr (Nov., unabridged download, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256500-6). The guitarist and cofounder of iconic British ’80s band the Smiths says of his memoir: “I wanted to convey a feeling of breaking free, that has been a constant throughout my life.... I found it through rock ’n’ roll and art.”
The Chaos by Patricia Cornwell (Nov., unabridged download, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243675-7). Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta returns in Cornwell’s 24th thriller in the Scarpetta series.
I’ll Take You There by Wally Lamb (Nov., unabridged download, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265749-7). The ghost of a motion picture director from Hollywood’s golden age visits a film scholar and shows him magical movies about how the women in his life have affected him.
Moonglow by Michael Chabon (Nov., unabridged download, $34.99, ISBN 978-0-06-222558-0) is a novel about truth and lies and family lore inspired by the author’s visit years ago with his dying grandfather, who shared stories and recollections Chabon had never heard before.
Blitzkrieg: Myth, Reality, and Hitler’s Lightning War: France 1940 by Lloyd Clark, read by Shaun Grindell (Sept., unabridged CD, $39.99, ISBN 978-1-68168-306-5). British military historian Clark argues that much of what we understand about the blitzkrieg and the Nazis’ victory in France is based on myth.
Perfume River by Robert Olen Butler, read by Barry Press (Sept., unabridged CD, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-68168-326-3), depicts how the Vietnam War has affected the relationships between generations of a Florida family.
The Art of Waiting by Belle Boggs, read by C.S.E. Cooney (Sept., unabridged CD, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-68168-322-5). The author shares her experience of trying to conceive, and provides insight on the many ways to create a family.
The Fall Guy by James Lasdun, read by Charles Constant (Oct., unabridged CD, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-68168-244-0). In this thriller, relationships and lies unravel for a couple and their troubled houseguest during the summer of 2012.
The Electrifying Fall of Rainbow City: Spectacle and Assassination at the 1901 World’s Fair by Margaret Creighton, read by Callie Beaulieu (Oct., unabridged CD, $34.99, ISBN 978-1-68168-248-8). Creighton provides a behind-the-scenes account of various spectacles at the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1901, where President McKinley was fatally shot.
Hank: The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams by Mark Ribowsky, read by Tom Perkins (Nov., unabridged CD, $39.99, ISBN 978-1-68168-330-0), profiles the founding father of country music.
Dirty for Me: Motor City Royals #1 by Jackie Ashenden (Aug., unabridged download, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-62461-328-9). Bad boy Zee introduces the new woman in his life—high-powered executive Tamara—to his gritty world.
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Boy by Anna Ziegler, performed by Sarah Drew and Bobby Steggart (Sept., unabridged CD, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-68266-027-0). In the 1960s, a doctor convinces a couple to raise their infant son as a girl following a terrible accident, and the repercussions of the decision continue to unfold 20 years later.
The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko by Scott Stambach, read by Dan Bittner (Aug., unabridged CD, $34.99, ISBN 978-1-4272-8031-2). In Stambach’s debut novel, a brilliant, physically deformed teenager’s life changes when a new resident named Paulina arrives at his Belarus hospital.
Adnan’s Story by Rabia Chaudry, read by the author (Aug., unabridged CD, $39.99, ISBN 978-1-4272-7576-9), features a family friend’s view of the real-life murder trial of accused killer Adnan Syed that became the basis for the Peabody Award–winning podcast Serial.
Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer (Sept., unabridged CD, $39.99, ISBN 978-1-4272-7589-9). Foer’s first novel in 11 years tells the story of a troubled Jewish American family facing a moment of crisis at home and escalating turmoil in the Middle East.
A Life Well Played: My Stories by Arnold Palmer (Oct., unabridged CD, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-4272-7861-6). The legendary golfer shares stories from his sports career, business successes, and important relationships.
Thank You for Being Late: Finding a Job, Running a Country, and Keeping Your Head in an Age of Accelerations by Thomas Friedman (Nov., unabridged CD, $39.99, ISBN 978-1-4272-7466-3) offers a guide to how nations and individuals should navigate an era of rapidly accelerating change in economics, technology, and nature.
My Life, My Love, My Legacy by Coretta Scott King, as told to Barbara Reynolds (Jan., unabridged CD, $39.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12262-9), recounts the life story of the civil rights activist and widow of Martin Luther King Jr., as told to one of her closest friends.
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James, read by Juliet Stevenson (Oct., unabridged CD, $115.98, ISBN 978-1-84379-955-9). James’s 19th-century tale follows young American Isabel Archer as European admirers vie for her hand.
The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis, read by Tavia Gilbert (Aug., unabridged CD, $40, ISBN 978-1-5247-0314-1). Davis’s debut blends mystery, romance, and a detailed look at the Barbizon Hotel for Women in New York, a glitzy address in the 1950s.
The Pigeon Tunnel by John le Carré (Sept., unabridged CD, $55, ISBN 978-0-7352-1004-2) collects several vignettes by the thriller author about his experience serving in British intelligence during the Cold War and as witness to many key conflicts and political shifts around the globe.
Paris for One and Other Stories by Jojo Moyes (Nov., unabridged CD, $40, ISBN 978-0-7352-8856-0) includes the tale of a woman who discovers another version of herself that she didn’t know existed when she visits Paris.
Swing Time by Zadie Smith (Nov., unabridged CD, $45, ISBN 978-0-7352-0561-1) introduces two friends—20-something girls from a poor London neighborhood—who both dream of becoming tap dancers, but only one makes it big while the other becomes an assistant to a pop star.
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American Heiress by Jeffrey Toobin, read by Paul Michael (Aug., unabridged CD, $50, ISBN 978-0-449-80750-7), explores the kidnapping of Patricia Hearst by a group of revolutionaries calling themselves the Symbionese Liberation Army in Berkeley, Calif., in February 1974.
Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue, read by Prentice Onayemi (Aug., unabridged CD, $40, ISBN 978-0-14-752309-9). The lives of an immigrant couple from Cameroon become dangerously entwined with the wealthy Manhattan couple who employ them in Mbue’s debut.
In Such Good Company by Carol Burnett, read by the author (Sept., unabridged CD, $40, ISBN 978-0-7352-8484-5). The Emmy-winning entertainer looks back on her variety/comedy TV show (1967–1978).
Based on a True Story by Norm Macdonald (Sept., unabridged CD, $35, ISBN 978-1-5247-0318-9) features the former Saturday Night Live comedian imagining his life story as told to a deeply disturbed ghostwriter.
Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood (Oct., unabridged CD, $40, ISBN 978-0-7352-8657-3) is a fantastical modern-day retelling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest set in rural southern Ontario.
The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood (Aug., unabridged download, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5019-3024-9). A widow rediscovers a book from her childhood that helped her through traumas and it becomes the conduit for more healing, and a new connection with her adult daughter.
Jerusalem by Alan Moore, read by Simon Vance (Sept., unabridged download, $44.99, ISBN 978-1-5019-3215-1). The acclaimed graphic novelist spent nearly 10 years crafting this prose novel that blends fantasy and historical fiction and is set in his hometown of Northampton, England.
Nutshell by Ian McEwan (Sept., unabridged download, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5019-3657-9). Trudy hatches a plot with her husband’s brother to get rid of her husband, and the baby in her womb is witness to all.
The Life She Wants by Robyn Carr, read by Therese Plummer (Sept., unabridged download, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-5019-3658-6). In the aftermath of her husband’s suicide and the financial scandal he left behind, Emma heads to her hometown to pick up the pieces. But she also faces an uncomfortable reunion with her former best friend.
An Obvious Fact by Craig Johnson, read by George Guidall (Sept., unabridged download, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-5019-1952-7). Sheriff Longmire and his friend Henry Standing Bear are called to investigate a hit-and-run motorcycle accident in Wyoming.
Leave Me by Gayle Forman, read by Eva Kaminsky (Sept., unabridged download, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5019-2388-3). When a harried wife and working mom suffers a heart attack, she packs up and leaves town, enabling her to confront deep secrets in her life.
Fates and Traitors: A Novel of John Wilkes Booth by Jennifer Chiaverini (Sept., unabridged download, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-5019-0334-2). This historical novel introduces four women who played pivotal roles in the life of the man who assassinated President Lincoln.
El Paso by Winston Groom (Oct., unabridged download, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-5019-3216-8). An aging railroad tycoon recruits a group of cowboys to join him on the trail of Pancho Villa, who has kidnapped the tycoon’s grandchildren from his Mexican ranch.
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The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer, read by the author (Aug., unabridged CD, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-5082-2200-2), collects humorous and very personal essays from the popular comedian, writer, and actress.
Trump Revealed by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (Aug., unabridged CD, $39.99, ISBN 978-1-5082-2675-8). A team of Washington Post journalists join political reporter Kranish and editor Fisher to deliver a comprehensive biography of the controversial Republican presidential candidate.
Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen (Sept., unabridged CD, $49.99, ISBN 978-1-5082-2422-8). The legendary rock star began penning his life story after he and the E-Street Band gave a performance at the Super Bowl in 2009.
My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams (Oct., unabridged CD, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-5082-2628-4). This collection of both serious and more playful writings and speeches is the first book from Ginsburg since she became a Supreme Court justice in 1993.
Hungry Heart by Jennifer Weiner (Oct., unabridged CD, $39.99, ISBN 978-1-4423-6145-4). Bestselling novelist Weiner serves up her first nonfiction book with this compendium of funny and heartfelt essays about her life.
The Girl from Venice by Martin Cruz Smith (Oct., unabridged CD, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-5082-2186-9). In a historic love story, an Italian fisherman and the young Jewish woman he saves from drowning must outrun the Nazis in Italy during WWII.
Lucky 666 by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin (Oct., unabridged CD, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-5082-2725-0) reveals the untold story of a daring bomber pilot and his crew who flew a scrappy, rebuilt B-17 on a 1,200-mile mission into Japanese Empire in 1943.
Seven Skeletons: The Evolution of the World’s Most Famous Human Fossils by Lydia Pyne, read by Randye Kaye (Aug., unabridged CD, $37.99, ISBN 978-1-5159-0602-5). Pyne draws from archives, museums, and interviews, to create a cultural history for such well-known fossils as the “hobbit” from Flores, Peking Man, and Lucy.
The Darkest Secret by Alex Marwood, read by Beverley A. Crick (Aug., unabridged CD, $39.99, ISBN 978-1-5159-0677-3). In this thriller, three-year-old Coco disappeared from a swanky party at her parents’ home 12 years ago, with her identical twin left behind as the only witness.
My Damage: The Story of a Punk Rock Survivor by Keith Morris and Jim Ruland (Aug., unabridged CD, $37.99, ISBN 978-1-5159-0631-5). Morris, founding member of L.A. punk bands Black Flag and the Circle Jerks, offers a look at his life, and the history of music over the past 40 years.
Letters from Paris by Juliet Blackwell, read by Xe Sands (Sept., unabridged CD, $39.99, ISBN 978-1-5159-0493-9). At her grandmother’s urging, an American woman travels to Paris to uncover the story behind a mysterious piece of art her grandmother owns.
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The Awakening of H.K. Derryberry by Jim Bradford and Andy Hardin (Sept., unabridged CD, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5318-3171-4). A man is transformed when he steps out of his comfort zone to help a disabled boy with a dismal future.
Riley Unlikely by Riley Banks-Snyder (Sept., unabridged CD, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5318-3219-3). The author first traveled to Kenya at age 13 with backpacks of school supplies and hygiene kits for young girls. She continues to expand that mission as a young millennial.
The Magnolia Story by Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines, with Mark Dagostino (Oct., unabridged CD, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5318-3388-6). The stars of HGTV’s Fixer Upper offer a detailed look at the highs and lows of their life together.
Reclaiming Hope by Michael Wear (Jan., unabridged CD, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5318-3355-8). Wear offers an insider’s take on living with faith in the White House and posits that Christians in public life have a responsibility to be a hopeful presence.
Men Chase, Women Choose: The Neuroscience of Meeting, Dating, Losing Your Mind, and Finding True Love by Dawn Maslar (Dec., unabridged download, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-62461-386-9). Maslar provides research that explains how the brain works when two people meet and proceed into a romantic relationship.
The Memory Wall by Lev A.C. Rosen (Sept., unabridged CD, $34.95, ISBN 978-1-5047-4253-5). Nick plays an online game to escape the stress of his mother’s failing health and believes that one of the characters reminds him of someone he knows in real life.
Beast by Brie Spangler (Oct., unabridged CD, $34.95, ISBN 978-1-5047-3658-9) reimagines “Beauty and the Beast” as a romance between troubled Dylan and Jamie, the smart funny friend he meets at therapy whom he doesn’t yet know is transgender.
My Dog Is Better Than Your Dog (Crimbebiters! #1) by Tommy Greenwald, read by Will Ropp (Aug., unabridged CD, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5318-6328-9), kicks off a series about a boy who suspects his new puppy may be a crime-fighting vampire.
Irreversible by Chris Lynch, read by Scott Merriman (Sept., unabridged CD, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5226-5026-3). A teen accused of date rape faces challenges as he tries to start a new life in college, in this sequel to Inexcusable.
Ashes by Laurie Halse Anderson (Oct., unabridged CD, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4233-6742-0) concludes the acclaimed Seeds of America trilogy set during the Revolutionary War.
Cloud and Wallfish by Anne Nesbit (Oct., unabridged CD, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5226-5609-8). Noah’s life changes when his parents pick him up from school one day and whisk the family to East Berlin behind the Iron Curtain, in a tale of espionage and intrigue.
Votes of Confidence: A Young Person’s Guide to American Elections by Jeff Fleischer, read by Nicholas Mondelli (Aug., unabridged CD, $39.99, ISBN 978-1-5200-3156-9), is a primer on the election process and the workings of American government.
Unslut by Emily Lindin (Sept., unabridged CD, $49.99, ISBN 978-1-5200-3162-0). At age 11, Lindin was bullied and labeled a slut at school based on false rumors. She kept a journal for two years and created an online community for others in her situation. This book contains journal entries and commentary from the now-adult author.
Hoodoo by Ronald L. Smith (Nov., unabridged CD, $39.99, ISBN 978-1-5200-3216-0). In Smith’s Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award–winning debut, set in 1930s Alabama, 12-year-old Hoodoo feels the occult power known in his family and tries to ward off a dangerous stranger.
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco, read by Nicola Barber (Sept., unabridged CD, $30, ISBN 978-1-4789-6742-2). In Maniscalco’s debut set in Victorian England, wealthy and rebellious 17-year-old Audrey is drawn into the investigation of Jack the Ripper.
Stranger than Fan Fiction by Chris Colfer, read by the author (Dec., unabridged CD, $25, ISBN 978-1-4789-4046-3), is a novel about fame, friendship, and an actor who goes on a road trip with some of his fans.
Word of Mouse by James Patterson and Chris Granbenstein (Dec., unabridged CD, $22, ISBN 978-1-4789-4009-8) is a middle grade novel starring a blue-furred mouse who can read, write, and talk to humans.
Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist (Jan., unabridged download, $22.98, ISBN 978-1-4789-4073-9). In the author and YouTube star’s first novel (after two successful memoirs), 16-year-old Will enters a mainstream high school for the first time after years attending a school for the blind.
The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee, read by Phoebe Strole (Aug., unabridged download, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-06-257013-0). In this series starter, debut author McGee creates a future New York City where the glamorous residents of the tallest tower harbor dangerous secrets that could be their undoing.
Moo by Sharon Creech, read by Brittany Pressley (Aug., unabridged download, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-06-257-14-7). Twelve-year-old Reena unexpectedly develops a bond with an ornery cow when her family moves from the city to rural Maine.
Girl Mans Up by M.-E. Girard, read by Emma Galvin (Sept., unabridged download, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-06-244727-2). Pen finds a way to be the kind of girl she wants to be, even though her parents and friends don’t understand.
The Plot to Kill Hitler by Patricia McCormick, read by Adam Verner (Sept., unabridged download, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-06-257024-6), is a biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German pastor and pacifist who took part in a plot to kill Hitler during WWII.
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Miracle in Music City (Glimmer Girls #3) by Natalie Grant, read by Simona Chitescu-Weik (Aug., unabridged download, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-310-75880-8). Twins Mia and Maddie and little sister Lulu solve a mystery in their hometown of Nashville.
The Silent Songbird by Melanie Dickerson, read by Jude Mason (Nov., unabridged download, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-7180-9249-8). In this YA historical romance, Evangeline runs away to avoid a political marriage to her sinister and much-older cousin.
The Reader by Traci Chee (Sept., unabridged CD, $55, ISBN 978-0-14-752571-0). A book holds the key to the murder of Sefia’s father and the kidnapping of her aunt.
The Best Man by Richard Peck (Sept., unabridged CD, $30, ISBN 978-0-7352-8886-7). Twelve-year-old Archer narrates his journey through sixth grade and the marriage of his beloved Uncle Paul to another man, Archer’s favorite teacher.
The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz (Sept., unabridged CD, $40, ISBN 978-0-7352-8736-5). A narrator collects stories about three magical children that are shared among travelers who cross paths at a French inn in 1242.
What Light by Jay Asher (Oct., unabridged CD, $40, ISBN 978-0-7352-8470-8). Sierra sees something in Caleb, who has a bad reputation because of a mistake he made years ago, and falls in love with him.
Into the Lion’s Den by Linda Fairstein (Nov., unabridged CD, $40, ISBN 978-1-5247-0824-5). In this kick-off to crime writer Fairstein’s series, 12-year-old Devlin is on the case when her friend believes that she saw someone steal a page from a rare book in the New York Public Library.
The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia (Oct., unabridged CD, $39.99, ISBN 978-1-4272-8009-1). In Garcia’s first contemporary romance and standalone novel, new-girl-in-school Frankie falls for bad-boy street racer Marco. “It’s their love story and there’s lots of kissing and car racing,” Garcia told PW.
Heartless by Marissa Meyer (Nov., unabridged CD, $39.99, ISBN 978-1-4272-6794-8) is a prequel to Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Selected Poetry by Lewis Carroll by Lewis Carroll, read by Roger May (Aug., unabridged CD, $14.98, ISBN 978-1-84379-974-0). This collection includes beloved and lesser-known works, including some pieces Carroll wrote when he was 13.
Fuzzy by Tom Angleberger and Paul Delinger (Aug., unabridged download, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5019-3663-0). The new kid in middle school is a state-of-the-art robot.
Don’t You Trust Me? by Patricia Kindl (Aug., unabridged download, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5019-2822-2). In this thriller, a teen girl switches identities with a stranger to pull off a scam.
Children of Exile by Margaret Peterson Haddix (Sept., unabridged download, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5019-2825-3) begins a new trilogy about children raised apart from their parents for years being returned to their unfamiliar families and homes.
Brightwood by Tania Unsworth (Sept., unabridged download, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5019-3664-7). When her mother disappears, Daisy and her imaginary friends must thwart a dangerous stranger.
Dark Horses by Cecily von Ziegsar (Sept., unabridged download, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5019-3670-8). A troubled teen at a residential equine therapy program finds herself in a complex love triangle in this dark update of Black Beauty.
Wrecked by Maria Padian (Oct., unabridged download, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5019-3678-4). Padian’s YA novel looks at a sexual assault on a college campus—and the ensuing investigation—from multiple points of view.
Making Friends with Billy Wong by Augusta Scattergood, read by Kate Simses (Sept., unabridged CD, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-338-05106-3). In small-town Arkansas in 1955, Azalea is not initially sure what to make of new arrival Billy, the first Chinese person she has ever met.
Shadow House #1: The Gathering by Dan Poblocki, read by Dan Bittner (Sept., unabridged CD, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-338-05116-2). In this kick-off to a multiplatform property, five kids are summoned to the presumably haunted Shadow House, where things go terribly wrong.
Falling Over Sideways by Jordan Sonnenblick (Oct., unabridged download, $24.50, ISBN 978-1-338-05200-8). Claire and her family cope with her dad’s medical emergency.
Projekt 1065: A Novel of World War II by Alan Gratz (Oct., unabridged CD, $34.99, ISBN 978-1-338-05099-8). Michael is tasked by the British Secret Service with joining Hitler Youth during WWII to get information on a secret Nazi mission.
Marvin and the Moths by Matthew Holm and Jonathan Follett (Oct., unabridged download, $24.50, ISBN 978-1-338-10058-7). Middle schooler Marvin’s town is being threatened by mutant bugs, including a Shakespeare-quoting spider.
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Mark of the Plague by Kevin Sands (Sept., unabridged download, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5082-1893-7). Sands’s sequel to The Blackthorn Key follows young apothecary Christopher Rowe as the Black Death comes to London and Christopher’s life is threatened by an assassin.
The Littlest Bigfoot by Jennifer Weiner (Sept., unabridged CD, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-5082-1878-4). When 12-year-old Alice learns that her new best friend Millie is a bigfoot, she swears secrecy and loyalty to help protect Millie’s clan.
Fishbone’s Song by Gary Paulsen (Sept., unabridged download, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5082-2298-9). A boy reflects on the man who raised him as his own deep in the woods and taught him to respect the power of nature as well as how to live in it.
The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid (Nov., unabridged CD, $39.99, ISBN 978-1-5082-2264-4). A humanoid teenager, aka a Diabolic, must take the place of the galactic senator’s daughter she is charged with protecting.
The Lost Property Office by James R. Hannibal (Nov., unabridged download, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5082-2449-5). In this series starter, Jack searches for his missing father in London and discovers that, like his dad, he will inherit membership into a secret society of detectives that serves the crown.
Tales from Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Robin Wasserman (Nov., unabridged CD, $39.99, ISBN 978-1-4423-8461-3) chronicles the adventures of Simon Lewis as he trains to become a Shadowhunter.
Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’ve Got Henchmen by Richard Roberts, read by Emily Woo Zeller (Aug., unabridged CD $39.99, ISBN 978-1-5159-0825-8). Many of Penny Akk’s middle school classmates start to reveal that they have super powers.
This article has been corrected to reflect corrected bibliographic data supplied by Hachette for their audio titles.