Darius the Great is Not Okay: Audiobook Review

The Darius the Great is Not Okay* audiobook was written by Adib Khorram and was narrated by Michael Levi Harris. It’s a young adult fiction story about a “Fractional Persian” American boy named Darius Kellner who travels with his family to Iran for the first time to visit with his maternal family.

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How the Word is Passed: Audiobook Review

The How the Word Is Passed audiobook was both written and narrated by Clint Smith. It’s a steady-paced, thoughtful, fascinating read that fills every line with knowledge and emotion. At the same time, its style is subtle, personal, and respectful. It looks widespread ignorance directly in the eye, offering the uninformed the opportunity to inform themselves. It assumes nothing and offers an engaging, curious, and important message.

The Martian: Audiobook Review

The Martian audiobook was written by Andy Weir and narrated by Wil Wheaton.  This science fiction book is in the form of astronaut Mark Watney’s log six days after his arrival on Mars, when he is left there for dead.  Mark is an engineer and botanist with incredible skills for MacGyvering just about anything, which is important, because he faces pretty much every possible Martian challenge aside from little green men. His sharp sarcasm and unwillingness to quit make this a fast-paced page-turner from beginning to end.