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These excellent audios represent some top new publications by Hachette, and should be considered mainstays of any audio lending library, on the reading lists of listeners looking for superior blends of literary and audio excellence. Jenny Slate's Little Weirds (9781549142345, $35.00) demonstrates how a fresh, positive observation of life can change one's vision and perspective of its potential. Essays in this collection blend humor with serious observation and are narrated by the author herself, whose spunky and reflective voice brings her words to vivid life. Barry Levine and Monique El-Faizy's All the President's Women: Donald Trump and the Making of a Predator (9781549124105, $35.00) is narrated by the authors along with Molly Parker Myers. This trio of voices succeeds in bringing the nonfiction survey to life as the book examines Trump's history with women from his childhood through school years and business and political pursuits. Interviews, reporting challenges, and more create a vivid story of Trump from the viewpoint of the women whom he has dated or pursued, making for a captivating listen indeed. Michael Connelly's The Night Fire (9781549120770, $40.00) is narrated by Titus Welliver and Christine Lakin, who bring to life the Renee Ballard and Harry Bosch novel about a murder case that thwarted Bosch's own mentor when he was just a rookie detective. A 'murder book' that this mentor kept of an unsolved killing draws Bosch and Ballard into an inquiry that questions the investigation proceedings as much as the murder in an engrossing suspense story that comes to life under the dual narration. David Baldacci's A Minute to Midnight (9781478999317, $40.00) also receives a dual narration, this by Brittany Pressley and Kyf Brewer, who add solid, compelling voices to the FBI agent Atlee Pine thriller resolving around an investigator's own unresolved case, her anger, and her task of solving an impossible question. As Atlee searches for answers and a serial killer, her life comes under close inspection in this gripping drama set in Georgia. Julie Andrews works with Emma Walton Hamilton in Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years (9781549194917, $35.00). Andrews narrates her own memoir, which is the second installment and documents her arrival in Hollywood and her rise to fame. Her insights on the growth of her professional life, experiences, and performances is perfect listening for Andrews fans who want to know more. All are wonderful listens with solid audio narrator/performers backing superior writing.

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Date:Jan 1, 2020
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