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Stephen King, Phil Jackson and Fay Weldon are among the authors with summer offerings.

June 02, 2013
  • The audio book covers of "Joyland" and "Fin & Lady."
The audio book covers of "Joyland" and "Fin & Lady." (Simon & Schuster Audio;…)

City of Bones: Movie Tie-In
The Mortal Instruments

Cassandra Clare

Simon & Schuster, $14.99 ages 14 and up

Soon to be a blockbuster movie, this young adult saga revolves around 15-year-old Clary Fray, who witnesses a murder and then is drawn into the secret milieu of the Shadowhunters, a group devoted to expelling demons from our world and back to their own. (July)

Roald Dahl in His Own Words
BBC Radio Archives

Narrated by Roald Dahl

AudioGO, $16.95

The author of "Matilda," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and ribald tales for adults looks back on his life and career in this collection of BBC interviews from 1972 to 1989. (June)

Theodore Boone
The Activist

John Grisham

Penguin Audio, $19.95, ages 8-12

In the latest installment of Grisham's children's series about a teenage lawyer, Boone finds himself in the middle of a hotly contested environmental battle. (May)

The Stench of Honolulu
A Tropical Adventure

Jack Handey

Grand Central Audio, $24.98

This National Lampoon and "Saturday Night Live" veteran and creator of "Deep Thoughts" gives the adventure novel a humorous twist with this tale of two men on a quest for the Golden Monkey in Honolulu. (July)

Eleven Rings
The Soul of Success

Phil Jackson and Hugh Delehanty

Penguin Audio, $39.95

Former Lakers and Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson, who's won more championship titles than any other coach in professional sports history, looks back on his career and explains how a North Dakota preacher's son became "the Zen Master." (May)


Stephen King

Simon & Schuster Audio, $29.99

King's newest novel is a period mystery: At a North Carolina amusement park in 1973, a college student working as a carny must deal with the legacy of a murder that happened years ago in the park's Horror House. (June )

Pilgrim's Wilderness
A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier

Tom Kizzia

Random House Audio, $40

The chilling true story of Papa Pilgrim and his large family, who brought their own brand of chaos to a small Alaska frontier outpost, sparking a stand-off with the government that held a town captive. (July)

A Treacherous Paradise

Henning Mankell, translated by Laurie Thompson

Random House Audio, $40

From the author of the Wallander crime novels comes this tale of a young twice-widowed Swedish woman who becomes the owner of a bordello in colonial Mozambique at the start of the 20th century. (July)

Fin & Lady
A Novel

Cathleen Schine

Macmillan Audio, $39.99

In this bildungsroman set against the swinging '60s, a young boy named Fin is orphaned and must move from his quiet Connecticut dairy farm to live with his much older half sister, Lady, in Greenwich Village, where things will never be the same for him. (July)

The Engagements

J. Courtney Sullivan

Random House Audio, $45

This sprawling novel about marriage spans nearly 100 years and focuses on four couples, as well as a young single copywriter who coins the ad slogan "Diamonds Are Forever," which resonates through the decades. (June)

Long Live the King

Fay Weldon

Macmillan Audio, $39.99

From the author of "Upstairs, Downstairs" comes the second novel in a trilogy about an earl's family and his servants at the turn of the 20th century. (May)

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