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Listen up: Here are 11 audiobooks you'll want to 'read' this summer

It’s time to cue up new audio works by David McCullough, Nick Offerman, Sally Mann and more.

It’s time to cue up new audio works by David McCullough, Nick Offerman, Sally Mann and more.

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The Scarlet Gospels

Clive Barker, read by John Lee

Macmillan Audio, $39.99 CD, $23.99 download

The horror novelist brings together his famous characters Pinhead and detective Harry D'Amour in an epic face-off. His first adult novel since 2007. (Out now)

A Lucky Life Interrupted

A Memoir of Hope

Tom Brokaw, read by Mark Bramhall

Random House Audio, $32 CD, $16 download

The television newsman tells the story of coming to terms with his multiple myeloma diagnosis, voiced by prolific L.A. character actor Bramhall. (Out now)

Solitude Creek

A Kathryn Dance Novel

Jeffery Deaver, read by January LaVoy

Hachette Audio, $35 CD, $24.50 download

A serial killer uses panic as a weapon in a nightclub stampede, and California investigator Kathryn Dance is on the case. Narrated by "One Life to Live" actor LaVoy. (Out now)

Saint Anything

Sarah Dessen, read by Taylor Meskimen

Penguin Audio, $60 CD, $27.50 download

In this YA novel, the family of a 16-year-old girl falls apart after the teen's older brother is imprisoned for a drunk-driving accident that paralyzed a young man. (Out now)

The Story of a New Name

Elena Ferrante, read by Hillary Huber

Blackstone Audio, $39.95 CD, $24.95 download

In the follow-up to the critically acclaimed "My Brilliant Friend," the reclusive and pseudonymous Ferrante tells the story of two young female friends in the Naples of the 1960s. (Out now)

Jacksonland

President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab

Steve Inskeep, read by the author

Penguin Audio $45 CD, $22.50 download

The NPR host reads his history of the personalities and events that led to the Indian Removal Act, one of American history's darkest chapters. (Out now)

Dexter Is Dead

Jeff Lindsay, read by the author

Random House Audio, $40 CD, $20 download

The author reads the final installment of his successful serial-killer thriller series, which became a hit Showtime television show. The ending isn't the same as the one on TV. (July)

The Wright Brothers

David McCullough, read by the author

Simon & Schuster Audio, $29.99 CD, $17.99 download

The bestselling historian, known for his biographies of John Adams and Harry Truman, turns his eye to the brothers who brought flight to the world. (Out now)

Hold Still

Sally Mann, read by the author

Hachette Audio, $35 CD, $24.98 download

The photographer reflects on her Southern upbringing, family and the controversy that erupted after she published her 1992 book "Immediate Family," which featured nude pictures of her children. (Out now)

Gumption

Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America's Gutsiest Troublemakers

Nick Offerman, read by the author

Penguin Audio $45 CD, $22.50 download

The actor behind "Parks and Recreation" character Ron Swanson reflects on his personal heroes, including Abraham Lincoln, Yoko Ono, Walt Whitman and Amy Poehler. (Out now)

It's a Long Story

My Life

Willie Nelson, read by Christopher Ryan Grant and the author

Hachette Audio, $35 CD, $26.98 download

The singer discusses his life, legendary country music career, legal troubles with the IRS and, of course, his favorite herbal medicine. (Out now)

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