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20 20 The Year in Audiobooks 2014 Fiction & Classics Rigid, snobbish A.J. Fikry consoles himself in his island bookstore knowing he has a price- less early Poe and enough wine to obliterate another long night. Not only does narrator Scott Brick told us, "I was absolutely stunned by the experience of narrating Gabrielle Zevin's latest book. It drew me in from the very first page. It was the kind of book that I might ordinarily find myself finishing after only three days in the studio, yet I found myself stretching it to four, then five, sim- ply because I hated the idea of it being over. I wept while recording it, more than once." In a perfect marriage of words and voice, narrators Simon Vance and Xe Sands join author Lily King to produce an extraordinary audiobook experience. Inspired by events in the life of cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead, King has fashioned a haunting novel of love, ambition, and obsession in Euphoria. ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE Anthony Doerr Read by Zach Appelman (Simon & Schuster Audio) THE ARSONIST Sue Miller Read by Sue Miller (Random House Audio/Books on Tape) ASTONISH ME Maggie Shipstead Read by Rebecca Lowman (Random House Audio/Books on Tape) THE BEES Laline Paull Read by Orlagh Cassidy (Harper Audio) THE BOOK OF UNKNOWN AMERICANS Cristina HenrĂ­quez Read by Christine Avila, Ozzie Rodriguez, Yareli Arizmendi, Gustavo Res, Gabriel Romero, Jesse Corti (Random House Audio/Books on Tape) CARTHAGE Joyce Carol Oates Read by Susan Ericksen, David Colacci (Harper Audio/Books on Tape) EUPHORIA Lily King Read by Simon Vance, Xe Sands (Blackstone Audiobooks) FROG MUSIC Emma Donoghue Read by Khristine Hvam (Hachette Audio) THE INVENTION OF WINGS Sue Monk Kidd Read by Jenna Lamia, Adepero Oduye (Penguin Audio/Recorded Books) LEAVING TIME Jodi Picoult Read by Rebecca Lowman, Abigail Revasch, Kathe Mazur, Mark Deakins (Random House Audio/Books on Tape) REDEPLOYMENT Phil Klay Read by Craig Klein (Penguin Audio/Recorded Books) STILL LIFE WITH BREAD CRUMBS Anna Quindlen Read by Carrington MacDuffie (Brilliance Audio) THE STORIED LIFE OF A.J. FIKRY Gabrielle Zevin Read by Scott Brick (HighBridge Audio) SWEETNESS #9 Stephan Eirik Clark Read by James Langton (Hachette Audio) WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART'S BLOOD Diana Gabaldon Read by Davina Porter (Recorded Books) BEST AUDIOBOOKS

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