Lionel Asbo: state of England by Martin Amis. Read by Alex Jennings. 8 discs. 9+ hours.
“Amis’ phenomenal vim and versatility, anchoring roots in English literature, and gift for satire power this hilariously Dickensian, nerve-racking, crafty, bull’s-eye tale of a monster and a mensch. Lionel, a volatile and brutal thug much feared in his destitute Liverpool neighborhood, proudly changed his last name to Asbo, the English acronym for anti-social behavior order. Loyal to blood, Lionel has taken in his orphaned teenage nephew, Desmond. Gentle, smart, bookish, and half-black…”
Clockwork Angels by Kevin J. Anderson. Read by Neil Peart. 7 discs. 8 hours.
Black Heart by Holly Black. Read by Jesse Eisenberg. 6 discs. 6+ hours.