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Audiobook Experts Reveal Top 2018 Nonfiction Picks

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AudioFile editors are proud to celebrate another year of exceptional audiobooks and audio artists. Below you’ll find their favorites from this year’s nonfiction genre.   BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY BURN AGAIN by Ben Fountain Read by Ron Butler (HarperAudio) Narrator Ron Butler puts forth a bronze-star-worthy effort in the face of this relentless barrage of facts and anecdotes describing the run-up to the 2016 presidential election. Fountain’s disturbing yet salient distillation of that time, in the form of essays written more or less contemporary with the events, deserves an audience–but in print it could be a depressing read and easily set aside. Enter our heroic narrator, Butler, who takes up the charge for us, attacking the text with real skill and precision. In…

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New Month, New Season, New Reads: 16 New Books for Spring

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March arrived this week and none too soon! Last month we weathered tragedy, scandal and tepid weather conditions.  While many problems of the last month will follow us into the new month, there is hope— there is always hope. This week, hope comes not in the form of Hope Hicks, who departed her position as White House Communications Director yesterday, but in the hope and promise of what’s new in books this coming Spring! We have compiled a list of this week’s 16 Must-Have Books for Spring you will want to add to your collection. The new book by The Black Swan author Nassim Nicholas Taleb will challenge reality and have you rethinking your conventional ways of living; Michelle McNamara and Gillian…

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