Booklist Editor's Choice: Adult Audio

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Other Names: Booklist Editor's Choice: Audio for Adults (2013-2017)
183 Works 381,012 Books 17,736 Reviews ½ 4.0

Across this year’s wide-ranging “best” selections, from historical fiction to contemporary satire and personally insightful nonfiction, these productions are unified by an element so vital to

show more audio: empathy. Narrators who empathize with their subjects and convey that in such a way that listeners can sink deeper into understanding another’s perspective are the best of what audio offers us. show less
Years:
All, 2023 (15), 2022 (26), 2021 (25), 2020 (22), 2019 (16), 2018 (14), 2017 (13), 2016 (13), 2015 (13), 2014 (13), 2013 (13)
WorkYear
Ghost Season by Fatin Abbas
2023
River Spirit by Leila Aboulela
2023
The Wind Knows My Name by Isabel Allende
2023
Cutting Teeth by Chandler Baker
2023
Sure, I'll Join Your Cult: A Memoir of Mental Illness and the Quest to Belong Anywhere by Maria Bamford
2023
Soil: The Story of a Black Mother's Garden by Camille T. Dungy
2023
The Apology by Jimin Han
2023
The Villa by Rachel Hawkins
2023
Bright Young Women by Jessica Knoll
2023
I Have Some Questions For You by Rebecca Makkai
2023
So Many Steves: Afternoons with Steve Martin by Steve Martin
2023
Promises of Gold by José Olivarez
2023
Tom Lake by Ann Patchett
2023
Cassandra in Reverse by Holly Smale
2023
A Right Worthy Woman by Ruth P Watson
2023
The White Girl by Tony Birch
2022
Any Other Family by Eleanor Brown
2022
Iron Annie by Luke Cassidy
2022
Let Me Be Frank: A Book About Women Who Dressed Like Men to Do Shit They Weren't Supposed to Do by Tracy Dawson
2022
Love and Saffron by Kim Fay
2022
The Last Karankawas by Kimberly Garza
2022
Listening Still by Anne Griffin
2022
Marple: Twelve New Stories by HarperCollins
2022
The Paradox Hotel by Rob Hart
2022
Bloomsbury Girls by Natalie Jenner
2022
The Babysitter Lives by Stephen Graham Jones
2022
By Any Other Name by Lauren Kate
2022
Fairy Tale by Stephen King
2022
Tell Me Everything: The Story of a Private Investigation by Erika Krouse
2022
Stella Maris by Cormac McCarthy
2022
I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy
2022
The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe
2022
Acts of Violet by Margarita Montimore
2022
The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka
2022
Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid
2022
Hello, Molly!: A Memoir by Molly Shannon
2022
Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout
2022
All the flowers kneeling by Paul Tran
2022
Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew by Michael W. Twitty
2022
Thank You for Listening by Julia Whelan
2022
Last Summer on State Street by Toya Wolfe
2022
Sisters in Arms: A Novel of the Daring Black Women Who Served During World War II by Kaia Alderson
2021
A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark
2021
Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
2021
Infinite Country by Patricia Engel
2021
A Lady's Formula for Love by Elizabeth Everett
2021
The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse
2021
A Farewell to Gabo and Mercedes: A Son's Memoir of Gabriel García Márquez and Mercedes Barcha by Rodrigo Garcia
2021
The Anthropocene Reviewed: Essays on a Human-Centered Planet by John Green
2021
The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music by Dave Grohl
2021
The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones
2021
The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang
2021
The Removed by Brandon Hobson
2021
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
2021
My Heart Is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones
2021
Finnegans Wake by James Joyce
2021
No One Goes Alone: A Novel by Erik Larson
2021
The Maidens by Alex Michaelides
2021
Island Queen by Vanessa Riley
2021
A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life by George Saunders
2021
The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon
2021
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino
2021
The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
2021
Night Came with Many Stars: A Novel by Simon Van Booy
2021
Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead
2021
Crying in H Mart: A Memoir by Michelle Zauner
2021
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
2020
The Vineyards of Champagne by Juliet Blackwell
2020
Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre by Max Brooks
2020
The Girl With the Louding Voice by Abi Daré
2020
Pressure by David Haig
2020
The Case of the Reincarnated Client by Tarquin Hall
2020
Miss Austen by Gill Hornby
2020
The Resisters by Gish Jen
2020
The Vanished Birds by Simon Jimenez
2020
This Is Major: Notes on Diana Ross, Dark Girls, and Being Dope by Shayla Lawson
2020
The Lehman trilogy [National Theatre adaptation] by Stefano Massini
2020
Deacon King Kong by James McBride
2020
Apeirogon by Colum McCann
2020
My Mother's House: A novel by Francesca Momplaisir
2020
A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik
2020
A Promised Land by Barack Obama
2020
The Switch by Beth O'Leary
2020
All the Devils Are Here by Louise Penny
2020
Homie: Poems by Danez Smith
2020
Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir by Natasha Trethewey
2020
Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West
2020
Tokyo Ueno Station by Miri Yū
2020
Upon a Burning Throne by Ashok K. Banker
2019
Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog by Dave Barry
2019
A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier
2019
Southern Lady Code: Essays by Helen Ellis
2019
A Dream About Lightning Bugs: A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons by Ben Folds
2019
Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Parts 1 & 2 by Tony Kushner
2019
The Stonewall Reader by New York Public Library
2019
Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken
2019
McGlue by Ottessa Moshfegh
2019
The Test by Sylvain Neuvel
2019
Beijing Payback: A Novel by Daniel Nieh
2019
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
2019
The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott
2019
A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II by Sonia Purnell
2019
Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
2019
The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal
2019
Transcription by Kate Atkinson
2018
Believe Me by JP Delaney
2018
Beastie Boys Book by Michael Diamond
2018
The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers
2018
Munich by Robert Harris
2018
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography by Eric Idle
2018
Women of the Dunes by Sarah Maine
2018
I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara
2018
Circe by Madeline Miller
2018
Noir: A Novel by Christopher Moore
2018
The Greatest Love Story Ever Told: An Oral History by Megan Mullally
2018
The Labyrinth of the Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
2018
The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
2018
The Secrets Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
2018
You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir by Sherman Alexie
2017
Beartown by Fredrik Backman
2017
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
2017
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
2017
News of the World by Paulette Jiles
2017
Prussian Blue by Philip Kerr
2017
Glass Houses by Louise Penny
2017
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
2017
The Women in the Castle: A Novel by Jessica Shattuck
2017
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
2017
Born to Run: The Autobiography by Bruce Springsteen
2017
Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
2017
The Force by Don Winslow
2017
The Jealous Kind by James Lee Burke
2016
The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son on Life, Love, and Loss by Anderson Cooper
2016
The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero by Timothy Egan
2016
Belgravia by Julian Fellowes
2016
The Nix by Nathan Hill
2016
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight
2016
Rain Dogs by Adrian McKinty
2016
A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny
2016
Barkskins by Annie Proulx
2016
The Black Widow by Daniel Silva
2016
Boys in the Trees: A Memoir by Carly Simon
2016
The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
2016
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
2016
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
2015
Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig
2015
Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
2015
The Liar's Wife: Four Novellas by Mary Gordon
2015
Best Boy by Eli Gottlieb
2015
The Abyss Beyond Dreams by Peter F. Hamilton
2015
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
2015
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
2015
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
2015
NPR American Chronicles: First Ladies by NPR
2015
Dracula by Bram Stoker
2015
The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes
2015
In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
2015
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
2014
Destroyer Angel by Nevada Barr
2014
Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase
2014
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin
2014
An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris
2014
Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him by David Henry
2014
MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors by Richard Hooker
2014
Red (Oberon Modern Plays) by John Logan
2014
The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
2014
White Fire by Douglas Preston
2014
The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín
2014
The Warden by Anthony Trollope
2014
The Martian by Andy Weir
2014
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
2013
Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See by Juliann Garey
2013
Unnatural Habits by Kerry Greenwood
2013
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
2013
Good Kings, Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum
2013
How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny
2013
Midnight at Marble Arch by Anne Perry
2013
Night Film by Marisha Pessl
2013
Brilliance by Marcus Sakey
2013
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
2013
My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
2013
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
2013
Back to Blood by Tom Wolfe
2013

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