Have you Heard? Harrowing Journeys
11 mins read

Have you Heard? Harrowing Journeys

Check out these audiobook recommendations from the Plano Public Library. This is just a sample of the audiobooks in our collection, and you can visit a library location for assistance in finding personalized recommendations.


The Wager: a tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder by David Grann, read by Dion Graham. After a British naval ship wrecks while chasing Spanish treasure the castaways fight for survival, culminating in a court martial that reveals a shocking truth about human nature and the nature of empire. Print / Large print / eAudiobook / eBook.

The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi by Shannon Chakraborty, narrated by Lameece Issaq and Amin El Gamal. The bestselling author of the City of Brass spins a new trilogy of magic and mayhem on the high seas in this tale of pirates and sorcerers, forbidden artifacts and ancient mysteries, in one woman’s determined quest to seize a final chance at glory–and write her own legend. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

Survive the Night by Riley Sager, narrated by Savannah Gilmore. It’s November 1991 and movie-obsessed college student Charlie Jordan is in a car with a man who might be a serial killer. Trapped in a terrifying game of cat and mouse played out on pitch-black roads and in neon-lit parking lots, Charlie knows the only way to win is to survive the night. Print / eAudiobook / Large print.

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, narrated by Kirsten Potter. After a pandemic flu starts the collapse of civilization, a nomadic group of actors in the Great Lakes region, along with a Hollywood star, risks everything for art and humanity. Print / CD Book / eAudiobook / Large print.

The Long way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers, narrated by Rachel Dulude. When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn’t expecting much. The patched-up ship has seen better days, but it offers her everything she could possible want: a spot to call home, a chance to explore the far-off corners of the galaxy and some distance from her past. And nothing could be further from what she’s known than the crew of the Wayfarer. Print / CD Book / eAudiobook / eBook.

The Magician’s Daughter by H.G. Parry, narrated by Rose McPhilemy. A young woman raised on an isolated island by a magician discovers things aren’t as they seem and must venture into early 1900s England to return magic to the world. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

Atalanta by Jennifer Saint, narrated by Beth Eyre. From the beloved, bestselling author of Elektra and Ariadne, a reimagining of the myth of Atalanta, a fierce huntress raised by bears and the only woman in the world’s most famous band of heroes, the Argonauts. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

The ship Beneath the Ice written and read by Mensun Bound. The extraordinary story of how the Endurance, Ernest Shackleton’s legendary lost ship, was found in the most hostile sea on Earth, told by the expedition’s Director of Exploration. Print / Playaway.

The Recovery Agent by Janet Evanovich, narrated by Lorelei King. As a recovery agent, Gabriela Rose is hired by individuals and companies seeking lost treasures, stolen heirlooms, or missing assets. But Gabriela’s latest job isn’t for some billionaire, it’s for her own family. Print / Playaway / eAudiobook / eBook / Large print.

Ghosts of Gold Mountain by Gordon H. Chong, read by David Shih. A groundbreaking, breathtaking history of the Chinese workers who built the Transcontinental Railroad, helping to forge modern America only to disappear into the shadows of history until now. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.


A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs, narrated by Kirby Heyborne. After having saved the peculiar world, Jacob Portman is back in Florida with his peculiar friends, where they set out on a journey across America to discover the truth about Jacob’s grandfather. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

Daughter of Sparta by Claire M. Andrews, narrated by Brittany Pressley. Guided by the handsome Apollo, Daphne journeys across ancient Greece to recover nine mysterious items stolen from Mount Olympus before the gods lose their powers and throw the mortal world into chaos in this reinterpretation of the Greek myth. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, narrated by Brandon Espinoza and Phoebe Strole. Sixteen-year-old Cassie Sullivan is trying to survive a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion, while trying to save her five-year-old brother Sam from a training camp that was created by the Others (the aliens). CD Book / eAudiobook / eBook / DVD / Binge Box.

Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell, narrated by Euan Morton. In the sequel to Carry On, Simon, Penny and Baz end up in a vintage convertible, tearing across the American West. They find trouble, of course. (Dragons, vampires, skunk-headed things with shotguns.) And they get lost. They get so lost, they start to wonder whether they ever knew where they were headed in the first place. Print / Playaway / eAudiobook / eBook / Large print.

Spice Road by Maiya Ibrahim, narrated by Krupa Pattani. When she learns that her brother is spreading the nation’s secret spice magic to outsiders, sixteen-year-old Shield warrior Imani sets out on a dangerous mission to find him, discovering secrets that lie beyond the Forbidden Wastes–and in her own heart. Print / eAudiobook.

Luck of the Titanic by Stacey Lee, narrated by Rebecca Yeo. After smuggling herself onto the RMS Titanic, British-Chinese teenager Valora Luck reunites with her twin brother and tries to convince him that their acrobatic training could be their ticket to a better life. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

When the Angels left the old Country by Sacha Lamb, read by Donald Corren. A queer immigrant fairytale about individual purpose, the fluid nature of identity, and the power of love to change and endure. Print / Playaway / eAudiobook / eBook.

Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard, read by Natalie Naudus. Corayne an-Amarat, the last of an ancient lineage, joins up with a band of unlikely companions to stand against a vicious opponent determined to burn all kingdoms to ash. Print / eAudiobook / eBook / Large print.

Children of Ragnarok by Cinda Williams Chima, narrated by Jennifer Jill Araya. Desperate to escape her demon master, runecaster Reggin Eiklund flees to the Grove, while Eiric Halvorsen, falsely accused of murdering his modir and stepfadir, journeys to the Grove at the behest of a powerful jarl interested in restoring magic to the world. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

We are Displaced by Malala Yousafzai, read by Neela Vaswani & Deepti Gupta. Introduces displaced people from around the world to give faces to the statistics and news stories readers see and hear. Print / Playaway.


The Last Mapmaker by Christina Soontornvat, narrated by Sura Siu. Eager to start a new life, twelve-year-old Sai secretly assists esteemed mapmaker, Paiyoon, on an expedition to chart the southern seas, but when she learns they are heading to the Sunderlands, a land of dragons, danger, and riches beyond imagining, Sai must weigh the cost of her dreams. Print / Playaway / eAudiobook / eBook / Large print.

Freewater by Amina Luqman-Dawson, narrated by Cary Hite and Sisi Aisha Johnson. After fleeing the plantation where they were enslaved, siblings Ada and Homer discover the secret community of Freewater, and work with freeborn Sanzi to protect their new home from the encroaching dangers of the outside world. Print / Playaway / eAudiobook / eBook.

A Rover’s Story by Jasmine Warga, narrated by Ariana Delawari and Jacob Mcnatt. Built to explore Mars, Resilience begins to develop human-like feelings as he learns from the NASA scientists who assembled him, and as he blasts off and explores Mars, Resilience must overcome different obstacles as he explores the red planet. Print / Playaway.

Black Bird, Blue Road by Sofiya Pasternack, narrated by Rebecca Gibel. When Ziva’s twin brother has a vision that the Angel of Death will come for him on Rosh Hashanah, they embark on a journey to save him and meet a half-demon who tells them of a fabled city that the Angel of Death of forbidden to enter. They just need to run faster than the Angel of Death can fly. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne by Jonathan Stroud, narrated by Sophie Aldred. Set in a fragmented future England, The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne introduces us to a world where gunfights and monsters collide, and where the formidable outlaw Scarlett McCain fights daily against the odds. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

Winnie Zeng Unleashes a Legend by Katie Zhao, narrated by Annie Q. Armed with her fledgling powers, a magic cookbook, and the mentorship of a talking rabbit, sixth-grader Winnie Zeng must embrace her heritage and the powers of her ancestors to save her town from an evil spirit of Chinese legend. Print / eAudiobook / eBook.

The last Fallen Realm by Graci Kim, narrated by Suzie Yeung. In the third book in the Gifted Clans series, thirteen-year-old Riley was not born to be a leader, but the magical community thinks she and her adopted brother, Dahl, are meant to lead the world into the Age of the Final Eclipse, so now the one thing Riley must do is believe in herself. Print / eAudiobook.

You are Here: Connecting Flights edited by Ellen Oh, narrated by David Lee Huynh, Dana Wing Lau, Ramón de Ocampo and Jeanne Syquia. An incident at a TSA security checkpoint sows rumors and chaos, creating a chain of events that impacts twelve young Asian Americans in a crowded and restless airport. Print / Playaway / eBook.

The Accidental Apprentice by Amanda Foody, narrated by Steve West. Eleven-year-old Barclay Thorne yearns for the quiet life of a mushroom farmer, but after unwittingly bonding with a beast in the forbidden Woods, he must seek Lore Keepers to break the bond and return home. Print / Playaway / eBook.

The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford, narrated by Megan Follows. A Siamese cat, an old bull terrier, and a young Labrador retriever travel together 250 miles through the Canadian wilderness to find their family. Print / CD Book / eAudiobook / eBook.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *