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Young Adult BEST VOICES GERARD DOYLE Torn From Troy by Patrick Bowman (Post Hypnotic Press) JUSTINE EYRE Sold by Patricia McCormick (Tantor Media) JD JACKSON Crow by Barbara Wright (Listening Library) Malcolm X by Walter Dean Myers (AudioGO) REBECCA LOWMAN Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (Listening Library) Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (Listening Library) FRED SULLIVAN Children of the Dust Bowl by Jerry Stanley (AudioGO) 20 20 The Year in Audiobooks 2013 JULIA WHELAN In the After by Demitria Lunetta (Harper Audio) and vulnerable, really sitting in that place in young adulthood when we have to trust that if we crack ourselves open and take a risk, we will be enough." One of Lowman's great strengths is the way she reveals that vulnerability. "No matter who I'm playing, how tough they are—vulnerability is a part of them. Everyone who's a human being is afraid, killable, and in some place feels very small." Photo by Jeff Lorch Narrator Rebecca Lowman has become the voice of Rainbow Rowell's characters in her celebrated YA novels Eleanor & Park and Fangirl. She tells us, "Honestly, I just love Rainbow Rowell's voice so much, and I feel such a connection to it, that it's a pure pleasure to read her work. Fangirl, in particular, is a beautiful combination of guarded

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