6 Anticipated Audiobooks of March 2019
March is almost here, and that should mean warmer weather is on the way. Whether you’re
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In the vein of books like The Handmaid’s Tale, Internment is speculative fiction, but this young adult audiobook might hit too close to home for some. Seventeen-year-old Layla Amin and her family are forced into an internment camp for Muslim-American citizens, much in the same way people of Japanese descent were locked up during World War II. In this version of the United States, Layla makes friends in the camp and connects to a boyfriend on the outside, all while trying to beat the system and get out. Soneela Nankani,
Fans of 2017’s The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo might want to check out Taylor Jenkins Reid’s next book, Daisy Jones & The Six. Like her previous book, this one dives into the lifestyles of the rich and famous but it trades Hollywood’s golden age for the sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll of the late 1960s. F
If you’re looking for a thriller set in the Deep South, check out Cemetery Road by bestselling author Greg Iles on March 5. Running at just under 24 hours and narrated by Scott Brick, this lengthy story promises to be a twisty thriller that explores how lies can bring down small towns. Like some of Iles’ previous books, this novel takes place in Mississippi.
The book community knows Laure Halse Anderson for her books for younger readers focusing on early America, racism, and a range of other topics. One of her most popular titles is Speak, which follows the story of a high school freshman raped at a party. It’s required reading in some school districts but banned by others, and Anderson admits freely that it’s inspired by her own journey as a teenage rape survivor. After traveling to schools to lead discussions about sexual assault for years, she finally sat down to write a memoir telling her true story and join the recent #MeToo movement. The book is in free verse, which gives it a rhythmic way to express the emotions and thoughts that run through your mind when you’re in pain.
The audiobook runs at just under four hours and is narrated by Anderson herself. Consider downloading it on March 12, especially if you don’t understand what all the fuss is about right now with sexual harassment.
The Everlasting Rose continues the story Dhonielle Clayton started in last year’s young adult fantasy The Belles. In the land of Orleans, beauty quite literally is everything. Without magical beauty treatments, people turn grey and fall into a lower social class. In this world, women called Belles are the only ones that can do these special treatments correctly. When a revolution arrives in book one, the Belles are on the run in book two. To tell you any more would spoil the first book! This audiobook is narrated by Rosie Jones and runs 10 hours and 14 minutes.
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This is a small sample of titles coming out on audiobook this March. Your library is a great resource for digital and physical audiobooks, and an Audible subscription gets you one book credit a month with your fee and a reduced price on thousands of titles.
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