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Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults
The 2014 list for best audiobooks of the year as selected by the Young Adult Library Services Association.
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  Cover Art: Zombie Baseball Beatdown Bacigalupi, Paolo
Zombie Baseball Beatdown
In this inventive, fast-paced novel, New York Times bestselling and Printz Award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi takes on hard-hitting themes--from food safety to racism and immigration--and creates a zany, grand-slam adventure that will get kids thinking about where their food comes from. The zombie apocalypse begins on the day Rabi, Miguel, and Joe are practicing baseball near their town's local meatpacking plant and nearly get knocked out by a really big stink...
1 online resource (1 sound file (6 hr., 3 min., 34 sec.)) 2013
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  Cover Art: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown Black, Holly.
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
When seventeen-year-old Tana wakes up following a party in the aftermath of a violent vampire attack, she travels to Coldtown, a quarantined Massachusetts city full of vampires, with her ex-boyfriend and a mysterious vampire boy in tow.
10 sound discs (12 hr.) 2013
Teen Fiction Audiobook
  Cover Art: Speaking from Among the Bones : a Flavia De Luce Novel Bradley, C. Alan, 1938-
Speaking from Among the Bones : a Flavia De Luce Novel
Eleven-year-old amateur detective and ardent chemist Flavia de Luce is used to digging up clues, whether they're found among the potions in her laboratory or between the pages of her sisters' diaries. What she is not accustomed to is digging up bodies. Upon the 500th anniversary of St. Tancred's death, the English hamlet of Bishop's Lacey is busily preparing to open its patron saint's tomb. Nobody is more excited to peek inside the crypt than Flavia, but what she finds will halt the proceedings.
8 sound discs (10 hr.) 2013
Adult Fiction Audiobook
  Cover Art: Etiquette & Espionage Carriger, Gail
Etiquette & Espionage
In an alternate England of 1851, spirited fourteen-year-old Sophronia is enrolled in a finishing school where, she is suprised to learn, lessons include not only the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but also diversion, deceit, and espionage.
1 online resource (1 sound file) 2013
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  Cover Art: William Shakespeare's Star Wars : Verily a New Hope Doescher, Ian
William Shakespeare's Star Wars : Verily a New Hope
Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas's epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess held captive and a young hero coming of age, Star Wars abounds with all the valor and villainy of Shakespeare's greatest plays. 'Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearstome Stormtroopers, signifying...pretty much everything.
1 online resource (1 sound file (03 hr., 29 min., 15 sec.)) 2013
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  Cover Art: If You Could be Mine Farizan, Sara
If You Could be Mine
Seventeen-year-old Sahar has been in love with her best friend, Nasrin, since they were six. But Iran is a dangerous place for two girls in love. Sahar and Nasrin could be beaten, imprisoned, even executed if their relationship came to light. Then Sahar discovers what seems like the perfect solution. In Iran, homosexuality may be a crime, but to be a man trapped in a woman's body is seen as nature's mistake, and sex reassignment is legal. Will Sahar risk her life and sacrifice her true self?
5 sound discs (5.5 hr.) 2013
Teen Fiction Audiobook
  Cover Art: Just One Year Forman, Gayle.
Just One Year
When he opens his eyes, Willem doesn't know where in the world he is Prague or Dubrovnik or back in Amsterdam. All he knows is that he is once again alone, and that he needs to find a girl named Lulu. They shared one magical day in Paris, and something about that day that girl makes Willem wonder if they aren't fated to be together...
1 online resource (1 sound file (08 hr., 12 min., 56 sec.)) 2013
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  Cover Art: Maggot Moon Gardner, Sally
Maggot Moon
An unlikely teenager risks all to expose the truth about a heralded moon landing. What if the football hadn't gone over the wall. On the other side of the wall there is a dark secret. And the devil. And the Moon Man. And the Motherland doesn't want anyone to know. But Standish Treadwell--who has different-colored eyes, who can't read, can't write, Standish Treadwell isn't bright--sees things differently than the rest of the "train-track thinkers." So when Standish and his only friend and neighbor, Hector, make their way to the other side of the wall, they see what the Motherland has been hiding. And it's big.
3 sound discs (3 hr., 40 min.) 2013
Teen Fiction Audiobook
  Cover Art: The Darkest Path Hirsch, Jeff
The Darkest Path
A civil war rages between the Glorious Path--a militant religion based on the teachings of a former US soldier--and what's left of the US government. Fifteen-year-old Callum Roe and his younger brother, James, were captured and forced to convert six years ago. Cal has been working in the Path's dog kennels, and is very close to becoming one of the Path's deadliest secret agents. Then Cal befriends a stray dog named Bear and kills a commander who wants to train him to be a vicious attack dog. This sends Cal and Bear on the run, and sets in motion a series of incredible events that will test Cal's loyalties and end in a fierce battle that the fate of the entire country rests on.
1 online resource (1 sound file) 2013
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  Cover Art: Scowler Kraus, Daniel, 1975-
Scowler
In the midst of a 1981 meteor shower in Iowa, a homicidal maniac escapes from prison and returns to the farm where his nineteen-year-old son, Ry, must summon three childhood toys--Mr. Furrington, Jesus Christ, and Scowler--to protect himself, his eleven-year-old sister, Sarah, and their mother.
9 sound discs (675 min.) 2013
Teen Fiction Audiobook
  Cover Art: Team Human Larbalestier, Justine.
Team Human
Residing in New Whitby, Maine, a town founded by vampires trying to escape persecution, Mel finds her negative attitudes challenged when her best friend falls in love with one, another friend's father runs off with one, and she herself is attracted to someone who tries to pass himself off as one.
7 sound discs (8 hr., 44 min.) 2012
Teen Fiction Audiobook
  Cover Art: Hattie Ever After Larson, Kirby.
Hattie Ever After
In 1919, seventeen-year-old Hattie leaves the Montana prairie--and her sweetheart Charlie--to become a female reporter in San Francisco.
5 sound discs (6 hrs.) 2013
Teen Fiction Audiobook
  Cover Art: The Boy On the Wooden Box : How the Impossible Became Possible-- On Schindler's List : a Memoir Leyson, Leon, 1929-2013
The Boy On the Wooden Box : How the Impossible Became Possible-- On Schindler's List : a Memoir
Traces the story of Holocaust survivor Leon Leyson, who was the youngest child in his family and possibly the youngest of the hundreds of Jews rescued by Oskar Schindler.
4 sound discs (4 hr., 15 min.) 2013
Children's Nonfiction Audiobook
  Cover Art: Viva Jacquelina! : Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber Over the Hills and Far Away Meyer, L. A. (Louis A.), 1942-
Viva Jacquelina! : Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber Over the Hills and Far Away
Still yearning to be reunited with her beloved Jaimy, Jacky Faber continues to collect intelligence for the Crown as she leads guerrilla attacks against Napoleon's forces, poses for the artist Francisco Goya, is kidnapped by the Spanish Inquisition, and travels with a gypsy caravan.
8 sound discs (10 hr.) 2012
Teen Fiction Audiobook
  Cover Art: Confessions of a Murder Suspect Patterson, James, 1947-
Confessions of a Murder Suspect
Tandy Angel is, along with her brothers, a suspect in their parents' murder but having grown up under Malcolm and Maud Angel's perfectionist demands, Tandy decides she must clear the family name no matter what.
5 sound discs (6 hr.) 2012
Teen Fiction Audiobook
  Cover Art: Crap Kingdom Pierson, D. C.
Crap Kingdom
Tenth-grader Tom Parking's dream of being swept away to a fantasy land where he becomes a hero nearly comes true when he finds himself the Chosen One of a nameless world, the most annoying, least "cool" place in the universe.
1 online resource (1 sound file) 2013
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  Cover Art: Dodger Pratchett, Terry.
Dodger
"In an alternative version of Victorian London, seventeen-year-old Dodger, a cunning and cheeky street urchin, unexpectedly rises in life when he saves a mysterious girl, meets Charles Dickens, and unintentionally puts a stop to the murders of Sweeny Todd"--Provided by publisher.
9 sound discs (ca. 10 hr., 32 min.) 2012
Teen Fiction Audiobook
  Cover Art: Forgive Me Leonard Peacock : a Novel Quick, Matthew, 1973-
Forgive Me Leonard Peacock : a Novel
In addition to the P-38, there are four gifts, one for each of my friends. I want to say good-bye to them properly. I want to give them each something to remember me by. To let them know I really cared about them and I'm sorry I couldn't be more than I was--that I couldn't stick around--and that what's going to happen today isn't their fault.Today is Leonard Peacock's birthday. It is also the day he hides a gun in his backpack. Because today is the day he will kill his former best friend, and then himself, with his grandfather's P-38 pistol.But first he must say good-bye to the four people who matter most to him: his Humphrey Bogart--obsessed next-door neighbor, Walt; his classmate Baback, a violin virtuoso; Lauren, the Christian homeschooler he has a crush on; and Herr Silverman, who teaches the high school's class on the Holocaust. Speaking to each in turn, Leonard slowly reveals his secrets as the hours tick by and the moment of truth approaches.In this riveting book, acclaimed author Matthew Quick unflinchingly examines the impossible choices that must be made--and the light in us all that never goes out.
1 online resource (1 sound file) 2013
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  Cover Art: Eleanor & Park : a Novel Rowell, Rainbow
Eleanor & Park : a Novel
Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.
7 sound discs (540 min.) 2013
Teen Fiction Audiobook
  Cover Art: Fangirl Rowell, Rainbow
Fangirl
Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life--and she's really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it's what got them through their mother leaving. Cath struggles to survive on her own in her first year of college while avoiding a surly roommate, bonding with a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words, and worrying about her fragile father.
10 sound discs (12 hr., 49 min.) 2013
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