April 18, 2017 Don

These titles are finalists for this year's Audie Awards for distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment, available to download from the Ohio Digital Library or stream from our new Hoopla service. Happy listening!

In the Embers by Brian Price and Jerry Stearns, narrated by Robin Miles, Edwin Strout, Dean Johnson, et al; music by Mike Wheaton (Hoopla)
The Mountaintop by Katori Hall, narrated by Aja Naomi King and Larry Powell (Hoopla)

Around the Way Girl written and narrated by Taraji P. Henson (OverDrive)
Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded by Hannah Hart, narrated by Hannah Hart and Judy Young (OverDrive)
The Rainbow Comes and Goes written and narrated by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt (Hoopla)
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi; Foreword by Abraham Verghese, narrated by Sunil Malhotra and Cassandra Campbell (OverDrive)
Around the Way Girl Buffering When Breath Becomes Air
Another Brooklyn: A Novel by Jacqueline Woodson, narrated by Robin Miles (OverDrive)
Be Frank with Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson, narrated by Tavia Gilbert (OverDrive or Hoopla)
The Little Red Chairs by Edna O'Brien, narrated by Juliet Stevenson (OverDrive)
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, narrated by Bahni Turpin (OverDrive)
Another Brooklyn Be Frank with Me The Little Red Chairs The Underground Railroad
End of Watch by Stephen King, narrated by Will Patton (OverDrive)
Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters, narrated by William DeMeritt (OverDrive)

End of Watch Underground Airlines

Humans Need Not Apply by Jerry Kaplan, narrated by John Pruden (Hoopla)
Shrill written and narrated by Lindy West (OverDrive)
The Storyteller’s Secret written and narrated by Carmine Gallo (OverDrive)

The Baller by Vi Keeland, narrated by Mackenzie Cartwright and Sean Crisden (OverDrive or Hoopla)
Sweet Dreams by Sunny Leone, narrated by Vikas Adams and Simone Lewis (Hoopla)

The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson, narrated by Michael Kramer (OverDrive)
The Black Prism by Brent Weeks, narrated by Simon Vance (OverDrive or Hoopla)
The Everything Box by Richard Kadrey, narrated by Oliver Wyman (OverDrive)
League of Dragons by Naomi Novik, narrated by Simon Vance (OverDrive or Hoopla)

America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie, narrated by Cassandra Campbell (OverDrive or Hoopla)
Darktown by Thomas Mullen, narrated by Andre Holland (OverDrive)
End of Watch by Stephen King, narrated by Will Patton (OverDrive)
Julian Fellowes’s Belgravia by Julian Fellowes, narrated by Juliet Stevenson (OverDrive)

A Time to Die by Robert Moore, narrated by Pete Cross (Hoopla)
Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick, narrated by Scott Brick (OverDrive)
The Year of Lear by James Shapiro, narrated by Robert Fass (OverDrive or Hoopla)

The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy written and narrated by Rainn Wilson (OverDrive)
Black Man, White House: An Oral History of the Obama Years by D.L. Hughley, narrated by Keith Szarabajka, John Reynolds, Fran Tunno, Cherise Boothe, Dan Woren, P.J. Ochlan, Gregory Itzin, Paula Jai Parker-Martin, Mia Barron, Ron Butler, and James Shippy (OverDrive)
I’m Judging You written and narrated by Luvvie Ajayi (OverDrive)
You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson; Foreword by Jessica Williams, narrated by Phoebe Robinson (OverDrive)
You’ll Grow Out of It written and narrated by Jessi Klein (OverDrive)

The Christmas Town written and narrated by Donna VanLiere (OverDrive)
The Dragon and the Raven by G.A. Henty, narrated by Brian Blessed, John Rhys-Davies, Helen George, Sylvester McCoy, John Bell, and a full cast (OverDrive or Hoopla)
The Girl from the Train by Irma Joubert, narrated by Sarah Zimmerman (OverDrive or Hoopla)
Risen: The Novelization of the Major Motion Picture by Angela Hunt, narrated by P.J. Ochlan and Alana Kerr Collins (OverDrive or Hoopla)

Divine Collision by Jim Gash, narrated by Brandon Batchelar and Jason White (OverDrive or Hoopla)
Space at the Table written and narrated by Brad Harper and Drew Harper (Hoopla)

Another Brooklyn: A Novel by Jacqueline Woodson, narrated by Robin Miles (OverDrive)
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, narrated by Dominic Hoffman (OverDrive)
LaRose written and narrated by Louise Erdrich (OverDrive)
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, narrated by Bahni Turpin (OverDrive)

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor, narrated by Michael Crouch and Kathleen McInerney (Hoopla)
Demon Dentist by David Walliams, narrated by David Walliams, Jocelyn Jee Esien, and Nitin Ganatra (Hoopla)
How to Train Your Dragon: How to Fight a Dragon’s Fury by Cressida Cowell, narrated by David Tennant (OverDrive)
The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz, narrated by Adam Gidwitz and various (OverDrive)

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom, narrated by Mitch Albom, Roger McGuinn, Ingrid Michaelson, John Pizzarelli, Paul Stanley, George Guidall, and more (Hoopla)
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult, narrated by Audra McDonald, Cassandra Campbell and Ari Fliakos (OverDrive)
Thomas Jefferson-From Boy to Man by Jayne D'Alessandro-Cox, narrated by James Brinkley (Hoopla)
A Wild Swan by Michael Cunningham, narrated by Lili Taylor and Billy Hough (OverDrive)

Crimson Shore by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, narrated by Rene Auberjonois (OverDrive)
The Crossing by Michael Connelly, narrated by Titus Welliver (OverDrive)
A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny, narrated by Robert Bathurst (OverDrive)
The Heavens May Fall by Allen Eskens, narrated by R.C. Bray, David Colacci and Amy McFadden (OverDrive or Hoopla)
IQ by Joe Ide, narrated by Sullivan Jones (OverDrive)

Dear Mr. You written and narrated by Mary-Louise Parker
The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo written and narrated by Amy Schumer (OverDrive)
In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox written and narrated by Carol Burnett (OverDrive)
LaRose by Louise Erdrich, written and narrated by Louise Erdrich (OverDrive)
A Life in Parts written and narrated by Bryan Cranston (OverDrive)
The View from the Cheap Seats written and narrated by Neil Gaiman (OverDrive)

Adnan’s Story written and narrated by Rabia Chaudry (OverDrive)
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond, narrated by Dion Graham (OverDrive)
The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee, narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris (OverDrive)
Hillbilly Elegy written and narrated by J.D. Vance (OverDrive)

Car Talk Science: MIT Wants Its Diplomas Back written and narrated by Tom Magliozzi and Ray Magliozzi (Hoopla)
In the Embers by Brian Price and Jerry Stearns, narrated by Robin Miles, Edwin Strout, Dean Johnson, Jacquie Maddix and a full cast (Hoopla)
Pete Seeger: The Storm King, Vol. 2 by Pete Seeger, ed. and Jeff Haynes, narrated by Pete Seeger (Hoopla)

The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater, narrated by Will Patton (OverDrive or Hoopla)
Staked by Kevin Hearne, narrated by Luke Daniels (OverDrive)

Dirty by Kylie Scott, narrated by Andi Arndt (OverDrive)
Duke of Sin by Elizabeth Hoyt, narrated by Ashford McNab (OverDrive)
First Star I See Tonight by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, narrated by Nicole Poole (OverDrive)

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel, narrated by a full cast (OverDrive)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Alan Dean Foster, narrated by Marc Thompson (OverDrive)

Cross Justice by James Patterson, narrated by Ruben Santiago Hudson and Jefferson Mays (OverDrive)
The Fall of Moscow Station by Mark Henshaw, narrated by Eric G. Dove (Hoopla)
Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes, narrated by Santino Fontana (OverDrive)

The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough, narrated by Susan Hanfield (Hoopla)
Gimina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, narrated by Carla Corvo, Steve West and various (OverDrive)
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows, narrated by Katherine Kellgren published by HarperAudio (OverDrive)
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys, narrated by Jorjeana Marie, Will Damron, Cassandra Morris and Michael Crouch (OverDrive)
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco and James Patterson, narrated by Nicola Barber (OverDrive)
Winter by Marissa Meyer, narrated by Rebecca Soler (OverDrive)

YOUNG LISTENERS (up to age 8)
28 Days: Moments in Black History That Changed the World by Charles R. Smith, Jr., narrated by a full cast (OverDrive)
The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots by Beatrix Potter, narrated by Helen Mirren (OverDrive)
Voice of Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford, narrated by Janina Edwards (Hoopla)
The Wooden Prince: Out of Abaton by John Claude Bemis, narrated by Ralph Lister (Hoopla)

2017 Audie Award Finalists