Audiobook narrators Ayoola Smart and Ben Seymour play it bone-dry. The characters strain to find joy in life, and so too does the listener.
The “Star Trek” actor’s memoir is carefully judged, richly detailed, often very funny, and — as one would hope — captivatingly performed.
This audiobook does indeed convey the sensation of being jammed inside an ailing sperm whale. If only it unfolded in real time.
While the foibles of Jackie Collins’s characters remain recognizable, the world they lived in is long gone.
The author narrates her own account of years working at American Apparel during the company’s hipster heyday.
‘Where Are the Children Now?’ is suspenseful, sure, but it never generates nearly as much steam as the harrowing original.
Jen Beagin’s new novel follows a self-loathing character into a dishonest affair, yet it’s surprisingly charming and empathetic.
“Nerd” constitutes an argument for the power of imagined universes, and for the importance of remaining critically engaged.
This is a work of mature consideration, of hard-learned truths: a highly specific personal history, situated in a broader historical context.
Jill Gutowitz both celebrates the rapid rise in pop-culture queer representation and chronicles how very, very late that’s been in coming.
Sinclair Lewis’s novel remains essential as a razor-sharp — and highly entertaining — critique of a social system built to buttress Babbitts.
Like its pilot hero, this debut novel by former flight attendant T.J. Newman makes a promise and aims to keep it.