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June/July 2018 n 23 E XC E L L E N C E I N P R O D U C T I O N F I N A L I S T S THE HOME FRONT: American Voices During World War II Audible Original Read by Martin Sheen Life in America during the Second World War is experienced through the disparate voices of contemporary Americans who remember it and by the analyses of distinguished historians. Martin Sheen's authoritative, pleasing voice shows just the right degree of emotional heft. This audio experience, complete with music and sound effects, is fascinating and needs no visual component. Audible, Inc. Audio Program Trade Ed.: DD LINCOLN IN THE BARDO George Saunders Read by Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, George Saunders, and a Full Cast Voices chime in with stories of lives and deaths, regrets and grudges, as Abraham Lincoln mourns his son Willie, the newest member of the tribe. There's an undeniable appeal in hearing this impressive cast of narrators. Random House Audio Unabridged Trade Ed.: CD, DD Books on Tape Library Ed.: CD, DD The Audies ® 2018 LINER NOTES: On Parents & Children, Exes & Excess, Death & Decay, & a Few of My Other Favorite Things Loudon Wainwright III Read by Loudon Wainwright III Musician Loudon Wainwright recounts his fascinating and sometimes difficult life experiences, the "liner notes" of his life. Wainwright references his own work often, and the freedom to play his own work while he tells his stories makes this audio- book the definitive version of this title. HighBridge Audio Unabridged Trade Ed.: CD, DD NEW YORK 2140 Kim Stanley Robinson Read by Suzanne Toren, Robin Miles, Peter Ganim, Jay Snyder, Caitlin Kelly, Michael Crouch, Ryan Vincent Anderson, Christopher Ryan Grant, Robert Blumenfeld Nine voices weave a complex tapestry of horror and hope in an all-too-believable dystopian future. By 2140, sea levels have risen 50 feet. The wonderful narrator Robert Blumenfeld often introduces whatever main character is featured at the time. This works beautifully to tie together the many charac- ters and the voices that portray them. Hachette Audio Unabridged Trade Ed.: CD, DD SHERLOCK HOLMES Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry [Intro.] Read by Stephen Fry However you consume this performance of the entire canon of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes works, beginning with A Study in Scarlet and ending with His Last Bow—during a marathon car trip or by dipping in and out—you'll be entertained and will learn something, for Fry has written introductions to each of the novellas, as well as the two volumes of short stories. Audible, Inc. Unabridged Trade Ed.: DD THE X-FILES: COLD CASES Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs [Adaptation] Read by David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Willliam B. Davis, Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund, Bruce Harwood, et al. Fans will love it: Mulder, Scully, Doggett, even the Lone Gunmen are back, once more hunting down aliens and solving mysteries. Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and the rest of the cast more than pull their weight. Like the X-Files themselves, it leaves listeners with more questions than answers. Audible, Inc. Audio Program Trade Ed.: DD

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