Random House Audio Listening Library

Listening Library-Staff Picks

The Heroes of Olympus, Book Five: The Blood of Olympus Written by Rick Riordan

#1 USA Today bestseller
#1 New York Times bestseller


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Nightmares! by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller, read by Jason Segel

Jason Segel, multitalented actor, writer, and musician, teams up with New York Times bestselling author Kirsten Miller for the hilariously frightening, middle-grade novel Nightmares!, the first book in a trilogy about a boy named Charlie and a group of kids who must face their fears to save their town.


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Magic Tree House #52: Soccer on Sunday, written and read by Mary Pope Osborne

Just in time for the 2014 Fifa World Cup, Magic Tree House #52: Soccer on Sunday will take Jack and Annie to a soccer field in Mexico where they must find the final secret of greatness for Merlin. On the field, they’ll meet a young soccer player who dreams of one day playing in the [...]


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Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

2014 Michael L. Printz Award Honor book for excellence in young adult literature.


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The Flame in the Mist

Set in an imagined past, this dark fantasy-adventure is for fans of Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass. Features Jemma, a fiery-headed heroine held captive in Agromond Castle, yet destined to save mist-shrouded Anglavia.


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The Tell-Tale Start by Gordon McAlpine, read by Arte Johnson

“Endlessly fun and ultimately very satisfying on every level, this recording is a must-have for both diehard Poe fans and those just discovering his work.” –Starred Publishers Weekly review


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Hokey Pokey by Jerry Spinelli

“This unforgettable coming-of-age story will resonate with tween readers and take its rightful place beside the author’s Maniac Magee and Louis Sachar’s Holes.”
-Starred Review, School Library Journal, January 1, 2013


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Two Crafty Criminals! Written by Philip Pullman, read by Bruce Mann

“A strong sense of right and wrong permeates the gleeful absurdity of the New Cut Gang’s madcap capers and refreshes the soul.”
–Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2012
From the Hardcover edition.


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Liar & Spy, by Rebecca Stead and read by Jesse Bernstein

“Stead’s spare and elegant prose, compassionate insight into the lives of young people, wry sense of humor, deft plotting, and ability to present complex ideas in an accessible and intriguing way make this much more than a mystery with a twist.”
-Starred Review, The Horn Book


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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum, read by Brooke Shields and Paul Rudd

“Baum was a true educator, and those who read his Oz books are often made what they were not—imaginative,
tolerant, alert to wonders, life.”—Gore Vidal


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