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June/July 2018 n 25 The Audies ® 2018 B E S T M A L E N A R R AT O R F I N A L I S T S SHERLOCK HOLMES Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry [Intro.] Read by Stephen Fry Consummate British actor, writer, comedian, and all-round performer Stephen Fry delivers an audio experience to savor in this performance of the entire canon of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes works. Fry's Holmes is crisp and high-handed, his Watson enthusiastic and bemused, and the rest of the narration colorful without being mannered. Audible, Inc. Unabridged Trade Ed.: DD Kenneth Branagh Christian Coulson Trevor Noah Robert Bathurst Stephen Fry Robin Miles photo by Jordan Matter, Rachel McAdams photo courtesy of Audible, Sheryl Lee photo courtesy of Audible; Kenneth Branagh photo by Jon Furniss, Christian Coulson photo by Curtis Brown, Trevor Noah photo by Gavin Bond, Stephen Fry photo courtesy of Audible BORN A CRIME: Stories from a South African Childhood Trevor Noah Read by Trevor Noah Comedian Trevor Noah's stories of growing up in South Africa are vivid, sometimes harrowing, and often laugh-out-loud funny. Listeners get to hear Noah tell these stories in his South African-accented English, as well as hear him speak snippets of various other South African languages. Audible, Inc. Unabridged Trade Ed.: DD THE GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE Mackenzi Lee Read by Christian Coulson Christian Coulson sweeps listeners along on this breathless historical adventure. Monty; his younger sister, Felicity; and his best friend, Percy, set out for a grand tour of Europe. Coulson conveys longing, frustration, and fear as their fortunes take one turn after another. Harper Audio Unabridged Ages 14+ Trade Ed.: CD, DD GLASS HOUSES: Chief Inspector Gamache/Three Pines, Book 13 Louise Penny Read by Robert Bathurst Robert Bathurst emphasizes the humanity and compassion of Chief Superintendent Armand Gamache. The events in Glass Houses challenge Gamache's conscience unlike any of the previous audiobooks, with Bathurst prying open the hero's heart and soul and laying it bare for listeners to experience. Macmillan Audio Unabridged Trade Ed.: CD, DD MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Agatha Christie Read by Kenneth Branagh Kenneth Branagh offers a full-cast per- formance all by himself in this delicious production. In addition to his fine, warm delivery of narrative, Branagh becomes a fretful American lady, a nervous French train steward, a haughty Russian countess, an Italian laborer, and many more. Harper Audio Unabridged Trade Ed.: CD, DD Complete Finalists and Winners at

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