The Last Days of Night: A battle to electrify America

Dateline: New York, 1888

It’s not hard to explain why the race to produce a workable lightbulb makes this audiobook a gripping historical novel. AudioFile goes behind the mic with narrator Johnathan McClain and author Graham Moore to talk about THE LAST DAYS OF NIGHT.

“It was the miracle of electric light that allowed this audiobook to be read for all of you.”—Johnathan McClain

Graham Moore, read by Johnathan McClain
Random House Audio
Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

We love to hear audiobooks that have real historical characters. Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and Nikola Tesla are a few that make an appearance here. Johnathan McClain was involved throughout the creation of the novel–even before he got in the recording booth. Listen to a sound clip of Johnathan and read our full review here!

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Tuesday Tease: Do You Want to Start a Scandal?

Get to know the Spindle Cove series

I’m not sure if I want to start a scandal, but after listening to Dare’s latest, I’m feeling the urge to go full-on backlist and listen to the entire Spindle Cove series from the beginning, thanks to narrator Carmen Rose. She strikes the right balance of aristocratic British courtship and a heroine with some more modern ideas of marriage as a partnership. Sneaky humor kept it from being formulaic – now I want to meet Dare’s other heroines.

Tessa Dare, read by Carmen Rose
Read my full review here

Browse other audiobooks narrated by Carmen – lucky for you, they are all historicals!

Till next Tuesday!
-Caitlin A

Mystery Monday: Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d

Flavia de Luce is home! Here she comes on Gladys, her trusty bicycle.

We want this Mystery Monday to have a bit of a light touch, and Flavia de Luce always makes us smile. AudioFile is Behind the Mic with narrator Jayne Entwistle. She knows 12-year-old Flavia, the terror of Buckshaw, better than the rest of us.

“From one Flavia fan to another, who’s with me?” —Narrator Jayne Entwistle

Alan Bradley, read by Jayne Entwistle
Random House Audio

Audio is the perfect format to enjoy Flavia de Luce. Narrator Jayne Entwistle can capture all the characters who populate Alan Bradley’s entertaining series, as well as Flavia’s passions—poisons and graveyards. One more thing we love is how author Bradley describes her escapades: “Flavia brings to light mysteries that everyone else wishes had been left buried.” Listen to a sound clip of Jayne and read our full review here

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Browse our newest mystery reviews to find your next great listen!