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20 20 The Year in Audiobooks 2014 Mystery & Suspense Kenneth Branagh. Tom Hiddleston. Dan Stevens. Martin Jarvis. Toby Stephens. David Tennant. Bill Nighy. Samuel West. Jason Isaacs. Damian Lewis. Hugh Bonneville. If you've forgotten how wonderful Ian Fleming's books are as books, you are in for a huge treat with these recordings by some of Britain's best. Most peo- ple don't think of Fleming's James Bond novels as great literature, but that's exactly how Branagh narrates The Man with the Golden Gun. Narrator Daniel Gerroll dials in Furst's atmospheric Paris wrapped in the ominous events of impend- ing war, as well as the determined normality of its citizens. Midnight in Europe revolves around the cause of procuring and delivering arms for the Spanish Republic. With Gerroll's elegant suggestions of accents and varied speech patterns, the characters are clear to listeners and come alive in rich layers. Christián Ferrar, an attorney with a prestigious firm BEST AUDIOBOOKS with international connections, has a useful cover that allows him access and influence as he aids the Spanish cause during 1938. As spies, generals, police officers, and merchant seamen come onstage, listeners benefit from Gerroll's knowledge and experience with Furst's other works. A sophisticated perfor - mance—outstanding in all respects. COP TOWN Karin Slaughter Read by Kathleen Early (Blackstone Audiobooks) FACEOFF David Baldacci [Ed.] Read by Dylan Baker, Jeremy Bobb, Dennis Boutsikaris, Daniel Gerroll, January LaVoy, David Baldacci (Simon & Schuster Audio) IN THE MORNING I'LL BE GONE Adrian McKinty Read by Gerard Doyle (Blackstone Audiobooks) THE LONG WAY HOME Louise Penny Read by Ralph Cosham (Macmillan Audio) THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN Ian Fleming Read by Kenneth Branagh (Blackstone Audiobooks) MR. MERCEDES Stephen King Read by Will Patton (Simon & Schuster Audio) MIDNIGHT IN EUROPE Alan Furst Read by Daniel Gerroll (Simon & Schuster Audio) ONE KICK Chelsea Cain Read by Heather Lind (Simon & Schuster Audio) THE SILKWORM Robert Galbraith Read by Robert Glenister (Hachette Audio) THE SON Jo Nesbø Read by Gildart Jackson (Random House Audio/Books on Tape)

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