October Mourning

by Leslea Newman, read by Emily Beresford, Luke Daniels, Tom Parks, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd, and Christina Traister. Candlewick on Brilliance, 2012. 1 hour, 20 mins; 2 discs.


A collection of poems tells a fictionalized account of Matthew Shepard's life, his murder, and the enduring effects of the sadistic hate crime against him. Innovative production methods translate the poetic form to audio format, and six narrators perform multiple segments to convey the passion and pain that rippled outward from Matthew’s death.




Awards Won

Title Year
Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults
To select, annotate, and present for publication an annual list of notable audio recordings significant to young adults from those released in the past two years. Full list can be found here.
2013 - Selection(s)