Audio in Advance

Audio in Advance offers previews of selected audiobooks two months ahead of publication, along with recommended picks and occasional interviews with notable authors and narrators. Subscribe to the monthly newsletter, or contact LJ’s Media Editor, Stephanie Klose, via email or on Twitter @sklose.

From Africa to Alaska to Terror in Paris | New Voices in Literary Fiction, Mar. 2018

Benson, Adrienne. The Brightest Sun. Park Row: Harlequin. Mar. 2018. 336p. ISBN 9780778331278. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781488028090. LITERARY Harlequin’s new literary imprint is feeling radiant about this debut from the African-raised Benson, who returned to work there as a Peace Corps volunteer. Set in 1990s under Africa’s bright sun, it explores the lives of three […]

Louise Erdrich, S.A. Chakraborty, & Elizabeth Berg | November Fiction on Audio

Christmas stories from an sf/f master, Andy Weir’s follow-up to The Martian, and debuts from actor Krysten Ritter and Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner

Escapes from the FLDS & the Islamic State | November Memoirs on Audio

Memoirs, from Nadia Murad, David Lebovitz, & Rachel Jeffs.

P.D. James Short Stories & a Reimagined In Cold Blood | Stephanie’s Picks

Series launches from Arnaldur Indridason and Victoria Thompson, plus short stories and historical fiction.

Jellyfish, Segregated Cities, & the Great Halifax Explosion | November Nonfiction on Audio

Nonfiction from John McPhee, Reza Aslan, & Diana Preston

Alternate History, Sea Voyages, & New Friends | YA Audiobooks Publishing in November

Audiobooks from Jasmine Warga, Megan Miranda, & Mira Grant.

Mutant Bunnies & Magical Misfits | Middle Grade Audiobooks Publishing in November

Audiobooks from Neil Patrick Harris, Tahereh Mafi, & Jeff Kinney.

Maria Dueñas, Gregory Maguire, & Henning Mankell’s last book | October Fiction on Audio

Gregory Maguire reimagines the Nutcracker, Chantal Acevado fictionalizes Spanish princess Eulalia, and a debut thriller connects modern murders to medieval Moscow.

Nikki Giovanni, Masha Gessen, & Ta-Nehisi Coates | October Nonfiction on Audio

Masha Gessen describes the rise of totalitarianism in Russia, Matt Taibbi reports on the death of Eric Garner, and Nate Blakeslee documents the struggles of O-Six, an alpha female wolf in the Rockies.

A Magical Fish, a Shark Scientist, & an Unexpected Accordion | Early Elementary Audio in October

“Shark Lady” Eugenie Clark was the ocean’s most fearless scientist, E.D. Baker’s Maggie asks a “wish fish” for a new family, and Kate DiCamillo’s Eugenia Lincoln gets a surprise in the mail.