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Feb 22, 2019

Golden Voice narrator Robin Miles is known for her powerful voice and has narrated hundreds of audiobooks, including important works of women's and Black history. She combines thoughtful and subtle reading with a chameleon-like ability to create a wide array of accents for titles including Zora Neale Hurston's


Feb 22, 2019

Meghan Cox Gurdon, the Wall Street Journal’s children’s book reviewer, brings great insight and passion to her discussion about the importance of reading aloud, especially to children. She sprinkles this audiobook with accents and enthusiasm for “the miraculous power of reading aloud in the age of...


Feb 21, 2019

Dorothy Butler Gilliam was the first black female reporter and columnist for the Washington Post during the Civil Rights and Women’s movements. She had a front-row seat at some of the nation's most significant turning points. January LaVoy's soft, clear voice narrows the space between listener and author, and her...


Feb 20, 2019

An account of the 544 days that Jason Rezaian, Washington Post Tehran bureau chief, was imprisoned in Iran, accused of spying for America. His harrowing story of arrest and imprisonment in Iran is also a detailed account of one Iranian-American's love affair with the land of his heritage and how it goes horribly wrong...


Feb 19, 2019

Two brothers have polar opposite takes on the responsibilities of family life. Thrown into the mix are the brothers’ bitter mother, her late husband (the boys’ father), bigamy, and a theme of interconnectedness through time. The author’s literary gifts show off dark humor and an exploration of modern American...