As shared by the Audio Publishers Association (APA) earlier this year, more people are listening to audiobooks than ever before. Whether you pop a CD into your car’s dashboard as you hit the road this holiday season, or simply press play on an easy-to-use library app right on your phone, audiobook listening is more accessible than ever. Ask your local librarian how to download audiobooks or get started listening. Need some recommendations? We have you covered with everything from the latest book club listens (sure to help you finish in time before that meeting!) to intimate read-by-the-author productions, and more. Happy listening!

Celebrity-Read Audiobooks:

Let the familiar voices of award-winning actors tell you a story!

Our Missing Hearts: A Novel by Celeste Ng; Read by Lucy Liu with a Note Read by the Author

From the #1 bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere, comes one of the most highly anticipated books of the year – the inspiring new novel about a mother’s unbreakable love in a world consumed by fear.

“Firmly written and well-executed . . . Our Missing Hearts is a

meditation on the sometimes accidental power of words.”—Stephen King, The New York Times Book Review

Available October 4th in Hardcover, eBook, Audio, and Large Print Editions.

Liberation Day: Stories by George Saunders; Read by George Saunders, Tina Fey, Michael McKean, Edi Patterson, Jenny Slate, Jack McBrayer, Melora Hardin, & Stephen Root

MacArthur “genius” and Booker Prize winner George Saunders returns with a collection of short stories that make sense of our increasingly troubled world, his first since the New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist Tenth of December.

Previous Audio Praise for George Saunders: “Saunders’s untrained voice is the perfect conveyance for the earnest vernacular of his offbeat characters . . .[a] memorable audio production.”—AudioFile Earphones Award (Tenth of December)

“One of our most inventive purveyors of the form returns with pitch-perfect, genre-bending stories that stare into the abyss of our national character . . . An exquisite work from a writer whose reach is galactic.”—Oprah Daily

Available October 18th in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Editions.

Sparring Partners: Novellas by John Grisham; Read by Jeff Daniels, Ethan Hawke, January LaVoy with Introductions Read by the Author

John Grisham is the acknowledged master of the legal thriller. In his first collection of novellas, law is a common thread, but America’s favorite storyteller has several surprises in store.

Audio Praise: “Three excellent narrators—Jeff Daniels, Ethan Hawke, and January LaVoy—make this audiobook’s three novellas engrossing . . . A highly entertaining listen.”—AudioFile Magazine

Available in Hardcover, eBook, Audio, and Large Print Editions.

Read by the Author:

Invite the intimate experience of an author-read audiobook into your earbuds.

The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times Written and Read by Michelle Obama

*Mrs. Obama’s previous audiobook, Becoming, received a GRAMMY Award for Best Spoken Word Album.*

In an inspiring follow-up to her critically acclaimed, #1 bestselling memoir Becomingformer First Lady Michelle Obama shares practical wisdom and powerful strategies for staying hopeful and balanced in today’s highly uncertain world.

“When we are able to recognize our own light, we become empowered to use it,” writes Michelle Obama. A rewarding blend of powerful stories and profound advice that will ignite conversation, The Light We Carry inspires readers to examine their own lives, identify their sources of gladness, and connect meaningfully in a turbulent world.

Previous Audio Praise for Michelle Obama: “With impeccable pacing, the former First Lady’s warm reading immediately pulls listeners close for what feels like an intimate chat with a friend.”—Booklist, starred review (Becoming)

Available November 15th in Hardcover, eBook, Audio, and Large Print Editions. 

Also Available in Spanish: Con luz propia. Vencer en tiempos de incertidumbre / The Light We Carry.

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Solito: A Memoir Written and Read by Javier Zamora

*A Read with Jenna Book Club Pick*

A young poet tells the unforgettable story of his harrowing migration from El Salvador to the United States at the age of nine in this moving, page-turning memoir hailed as “the mythic journey of our era” (Sandra Cisneros).

“A new landmark in the literature of migration, and in nonfiction writ large.”—Francisco Cantú, author of The Line Becomes a River

Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Editions.

Also Available in Spanish: Solito.

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Listen to Javier Zamora on This is the Author Audiobook Podcast.

Signal Fires: A Novel Written and Read by Dani Shapiro

A “gripping” new novel (People) from the bestselling author of Inheritance: On a  summer night in 1985, three teenagers have been drinking. One of them gets behind the wheel of a car, and, in an instant, everything changes.

Previous Audio Praise for Dani Shapiro: “As a narrator and a writer, Shapiro approaches sorrows, joys, and everyday life as equals—examining them for threads of meaning and connection rather than playing for easy emotional payoffs. Honest and engaging. . . will resonate with many listeners.”—AudioFile Magazine (Hourglass)

 Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Editions.

Recent Book Club Picks:

Mad Honey: Novel by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan; Read by Carrie Coon & Key Taw, with Notes Read by the Authors

A soul-stirring novel about what we choose to keep from our past and what we choose to leave behind, from the New York Times bestselling author of Wish You Were Here and the bestselling author of She’s Not There.

Available October 4th in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Editions.

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Dreamland: A Novel by Nicholas Sparks; Read by Austin Nichols & Thérèse Plummer with a Note read by the Author

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Wish comes a poignant love story about risking everything for a dream—and whether it’s possible to leave the past behind.

In the course of a single unforgettable week, two young people will navigate the exhilarating heights and heartbreak of first love. Hundreds of miles away, Beverly will put her love for her young son to the test. And fate will draw all three people together in a web of life-altering connections . . . forcing each to wonder whether the dream of a better life can ever survive the weight of the past.

Available in Hardcover, eBook, Audio, and Large Print Editions.

Click to Watch a Message from Nicholas Sparks.

Book Lovers: A Novel by Emily Henry; Read by Julia Whelan

An insightful, delightful, instant #1 New York Times bestseller from the author of Beach Read and People We Meet on Vacation.

Audio Praise: “Julia Whelan’s dynamic performance will have listeners savoring every literary reference and word in this romance novel.”—AudioFile Earphones Award

“The audio is brilliantly narrated by Julie Whelan, who infuses her signature humor into Henry’s characters. Whelan’s perfectly timed delivery adds both a comedic and an emotional flair.”—Library Journal, starred review

Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Editions.

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The New Yorker: “Julia Whelan: The Adele of Audiobooks”

Family Listening at its Best:

Road trips. Bedtime. Hanging out at home. It’s all better with audiobooks.

Meet Claudie on Audio by Brit Bennett; Read by Shayna Small

Claudie Wells wants more than anything to be a person whose imagination can fly, instead of a person whose feet are stuck on the ground. She believes everyone has a talent except for her. She’s growing up in the neighborhood of Harlem in New York City during the 1920s, surrounded by writers and poets, painters and sculptors, actors and dancers, singers and musicians. When an eviction notice threatens her family, friends, and the beloved boardinghouse they share, Claudie has an idea that just might save the day. But first she’ll have to find the confidence to let her imagination soar.

Available in Audio.

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Miss Peregrine’s Museum of Wonders: An Indispensable Guide to the Dangers and Delights of the Peculiar World for the Instruction of New Arrivals by Ransom Riggs; Read by Jayne Entwistle, Kirby Heyborne, Nicholas Guy Smith, Ransom Riggs, Christopher Gebauer, Joe Jameson, Bruce Mann, Arthur Morey, Cassandra Morris, & Bahni Turpin

A deluxe companion guide to the #1 bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series. Everything you need to know about the peculiar world, written by Miss Peregrine herself.

Gloriously rich and utterly delightful, Miss Peregrine’s Museum of Wonders is an indispensable guide to the peculiar world, perfect for longtime fans and new listeners alike. Covering everything from how to blend in with suspicious normals to the most popular time loops to visit as a temporal tourist, this essential compilation is ideal for anyone curious about the world of Miss Peregrine: its strange history, curious practices, fascinating places, most famous (and infamous) names, and much more.

Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Editions.

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Narwhalicorn and Jelly (a Narwhal and Jelly Book #7) by Ben Clanton; Read by Socks Whitmore, Kirby Heyborne, Ben Clanton, Rachel L. Jacobs, Rene Ruiz, Cassandra Morris, Ron Butler, Barrett Leddy, & Kimberley Wong

In the hilarious seventh book of this blockbuster graphic novel series, Narwhal wishes to see a unicorn—and actually becomes one!

When Jelly wonders what a unicorn is, Narwhal explains that they’re pretty much narwhals of the land (!)—and then gets carried away with a grand plan to see one. With the help of Star, Narwhal’s wish comes true in the wildest, weirdest way: Narwhal gets some land legs and takes their first step ashore. After some wibble-wobbling and a bit of practice, Narwhal is soon galloping along in search of unicorns, though Jelly is a little land sick. Before they know it, Star has the duo blasting off to a magical planet where everyone is a unicorn! But Jelly’s out-of-this-world adventure makes him feel out of his comfort zone, and he wishes he were at home . . . can Narwhal cheer Jelly up and also party down with their new unicorn pals?

Previous Audio Praise: “The main narrator, ‘some guy named Ben Clanton,’ alerts listeners they’re in for lots of fun with these early graphic novels adapted to audio. . . Sound effects and bouncy musical strains create a cartoony mood.”—AudioFile Magazine (Narwhal And Jelly Books 1-5)

Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Editions.

All Time Favorites:

First time caller, looking to be a longtime listener? Start with these beloved favorites.

Ready Player One: A Novel by Ernest Cline; Read by Wil Wheaton  

A jaw-droppingly cinematic, genre-busting debut that’s part virtual space opera, part classic coming-of-age story–and part brilliant pop-culture mashup.

Audio praise: “Wheaton’s enthusiasm for the quest and his sensitive portrayal of characters and events are outstanding, but his management of the pace is truly phenomenal. . . Wheaton’s fine performance also makes audio a great way for fans of the movie to experience the full story.”—Booklist, starred review

Available in Hardcover, Trade Paperback, eBook, Audio, and Large Print Editions.

Also Avaiable in Spanish: Ready Player One.

The Girl on the Train: A Novel by Paula Hawkins; Read by Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, & India Fisher

*2016 Audie Award winner for Audiobook of the Year!*

The psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people’s lives.

Audio praise: “Top-notch narration makes this perfect for audio.”—AudioFile Earphones Award

“Outstanding performances.”—Library Journal, starred review

Available in Trade Paperback, eBook, and Audio Editions.

Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid; Read by Jennifer Beals, Benjamin Bratt, Judy Greer, Pablo Schreiber, and a Full Cast

*A Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine Pick*

A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup.

Audio Praise: “This is—to state it plainly—a remarkable audiobook. . . Written as a transcribed oral history, it lends itself naturally to the audio format. Also, it’s narrated by a star-studded full cast.”—AudioFile Earphones Award

“Even readers who grabbed a print copy of this book when it was picked for Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club will want to listen to this innovative interpretation. As a bonus, the last track on the audiobook is an instrumental version of the group’s breakout hit, ‘Honeycomb.’”—Booklist, starred review

Available in Hardcover, Trade Paperback, eBook, Audio, and Large Print Editions.

Also Available in Spanish: Todos quieren a Daisy Jones / Daisy Jones & The Six.

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The Diviners: A Novel by Libba Bray; Read by January LaVoy

Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City.  It’s 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult.

Evie worries her uncle will discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far. But when the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer.

As Evie jumps headlong into a dance with a murderer, other stories unfold in the city that never sleeps. A young man named Memphis is caught between two worlds. A chorus girl named Theta is running from her past. A student named Jericho is hiding a shocking secret. And unknown to all, something dark and evil has awakened. . . .

Audio praise: “January LaVoy’s voice talent comes roaring through in this fast-paced crime drama set in 1920s New York City. . . LaVoy manages to bring not only the characters but the decade itself to life. . . this first novel from a trilogy answers enough questions to satisfy while asking enough to leave listeners clamoring for the next installment.”—AudioFile Earphones Award

Available on Audio.

Behind the Scenes Video: Producing The Diviners on Audio.

Harry Potter 1-7 Audio Collection by J.K. Rowling; Read by Jim Dale

Enjoy the complete Harry Potter series performed by the Grammy Award-winning Jim Dale. This complete unabridged audiobook collection contains Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Audio Praise: “Sometimes poignant, often funny, Dale’s interpretation of this enchanted other world is the consummate family-listening experience.”—AudioFile Earphones Award

“Virtuoso performance . . . astonishing.”—Booklist, starred review

Available on Audio.

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