New August Audiobooks

Browse all of this month’s New Audiobooks.

Beautiful Day by Elin HilderbrandBeautiful Day

By Elin Hilderbrand  |  Read by Therese Plummer

The Carmichaels and Grahams have gathered on Nantucket for a wedding.  Plans are being made according to the wishes of the bride’s late mother, who left behind The Notebook: specific instructions for every detail of her youngest daughter’s future nuptials.  Everything should be falling into place for the beautiful event – but in reality, things are far from perfect.  While the couple-to-be are quite happy, their loved ones find their own lives crumbling.

The Beast by Faye KellermanThe Beast

By Faye Kellerman  |  Read by Mitchell Greenberg

Over the years, Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus have gone through a lot together.  They’ve faced more than their share of serial killers and psychopaths.  But this time two very different cases may cause them to reevaluate everything they hold dear.  One case involves Gabe, the troubled boy they’ve taken into their home.  The other is much stranger, a man is found dead in his apartment, apparently mauled by his pet tiger.  When the truth comes out, will Rina and Peter’s family survive?  Book 21 in the Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Mysteries.

American Chronicles: World War IIWorld War II

Released in time for the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, nearly 30 stories from NPR reflect on the deadliest war in human history.

Contents:  Introduction by Neal Conan  –  Voices from the WWII Memorial  –  Reflections on Germany, Poland, and WWII (with Alex Chadwick)  –  The London blitz  –  Pearl Harbor: a personal history  –  Hearing Voices: a Japanese-American in a WWII camp  –  A mother-in-law’s WWII saga  –  WWII heroes recall the Doolittle Raid  –  Pearl Harbor: a personal history, part 2  –  The Kitchen Sisters: war & separation  –  StoryCorps: my mother’s story: Dot the Welder  –  War in the Pacific  –  Unbroken by war  –  Artists of battlefield deception: soldiers of the 23rd  –  Female WWII pilots: the original fly girls  –  A Tuskegee airman’s harrowing WWII tale  –  Remembrances of D-Day  –  The “Mad Piper” of Normandy  –  Jate Nolan, WWII combat nurse  –  WWII combat cameraman: ‘The public had to know’  –  WWII veterans on the Battle of the Bulge  –  StoryCorps: Joseph Robertson  –  Holocaust survivors honor camp liberator  –  The greatest generation  –  Remembering the final days of World War II  –  Pilot remembers fateful bombing mission over Nagasaki  –  Thanks, Grandpa Tommy, for saving the world.

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