Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang, read by Courtney B. Vance. Random House Audio, ISBN 978-1-984833-98-3
Tyson reads the prologue to an examination of the intersection of science, technology, industry, and power, and how once-classified research has informed some of today’s mainstream technological devices.
Blowing the Bloody Doors Off
Michael Caine, read by the author. Hachette Audio, ISBN 978-1-5491-7375-2
Legendary Oscar-winning actor Caine shares anecdotes about famous pals and offers insight on his career and longevity in this memoir.
Fear: Trump in the White House
Bob Woodward, read by Robert Petkoff. Simon & Schuster Audio, ISBN 978-1-5082-4009-9
The buzzy, compelling, and shocking look at disarray in the current administration comes to audio. With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies, from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies.
The Good Neighbor
Maxwell King, read by LeVar Burton. Oasis Audio, ISBN 978-1-64091-085-0
Marking the 50th anniversary of the first broadcast of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, this first full-length biography of children’s favorite Fred Rogers draws from interviews, oral histories, and archival documents.
I Love Lucy: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom
Gregg Oppenheimer, performed by a full cast. L.A. Theatre Works, ISBN 978-1-68266-074-4
Sarah Drew is Lucille Ball and Oscar Nuñez takes on the role of Desi Arnaz in this recording of a live stage production of the behind-the-scenes battles to get the classic sitcom on the air.
The Kiss Quotient
Helen Hoang, read by Carly Robins. Dreamscape Audio, ISBN 978-1-974900-46-6
Film, TV, and other media rights for this debut romance starring a gifted econometrician with autism—about which the author draws from personal experience—were snapped up in August. Stella has great confidence in her math skills, but struggles with socializing, dating, and physical intimacy. Logic tells her to hire a professional male escort to school her in how to find love.
Small Fry: A Memoir
Lisa Brennan-Jobs, read by Eileen Stevens.
Blackstone Audio, ISBN 978-1-982538-66-8
The daughter of late Apple founder Steve Jobs and artist Chrisann Brennan reveals striking details of growing up in a complex family, splitting time between her two very different parents.
Spin: The Rumpelstiltskin Musical
Neil Fishman and Harvey Edelman, performed by Jim Dale and a full cast. Audible, ISBN 978-0-06-285159-8
Jim Dale, a Grammy-winning narrator and Broadway star, leads a troupe of fellow stage and audiobook talents, including Nicola Barber, Johnny Heller, and Lisa Livesay, in this musical reimagining—created by musical theater veterans—of the Brothers Grimm tale “Rumpelstiltskin.”
Maria Hummel, read by Tavia Gilbert. HighBridge Audio, ISBN 978-1-68441-244-0
Feminist avant-garde artist Kim Lord never arrives at the opening gala for her latest exhibition, which features self-portraits of her depicted as famous murdered women. An editor who attends the gala, Maggie Richter, uncovers the sinister side of the glitzy Los Angeles art scene as she investigates the disappearance.
Joe Hill, read by Nate Corddry. HarperAudio, ISBN 978-0-06-285649-4
Hill’s new short horror tale about teenagers taking an end-of-summer spin on a mysterious antique carousel is available exclusively on vinyl before print formats. The package includes the album, original artwork and with a full-length MP3 digital download of the audiobook. Hill also asked his musician pal Matthew Ryan to record a new cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Wild Horses” to close out this production.
The Hunger Games: Special Edition
Suzanne Collins, read by Tatiana Maslany. ISBN 978-1-338-33492-0
This gift-ready recording, narrated by the star of TV’s Orphan Black, is filled with extras. The package celebrates the 10th anniversary of the book that introduced survivalist and ace archer Katniss Everdeen to the world—and launched a multimedia, pop-culture phenomenon. Among the bonuses are an audio q&a with Tatiana Maslany and an insert packaged with the CD containing 50 pages of exclusive content (from the new edition of the print book), as well as an interview with Collins and a conversation between her and the late author Walter Dean Myers discussing writing about war for young readers.