The Best Audiobooks of 2018

Posted by Marie on June 29, 2018

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The results are in! Recently, the Audio Publishers Association (the premiere audiobook authority) announced the year's best-of-the-best listens at the 2018 Audie Awards. Below is a roundup of some of the winners, including fan favorites like Trevor Noah's Born a Crime and Angie Thomas' The Hate U Give.

In addition to Audiobook of the Year, we listed the biggest categories including Best Fiction, Best Mystery, Best Romance, and more. If you're curious about other winners and categories, feel free to check out the official website.

Which of these winning titles will you be adding to your Want to Read shelf? Share your favorites with us in the comments!

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Lincoln in the Bardo
Winner: Audiobook of the Year

Written by George Saunders and narrated by a cast of 166 members.

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The Hate U Give
Winner: Best Female Narrator, Best YA

Written by Angie Thomas and narrated by Bahni Turpin.

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Born a Crime
Winner: Best Male Narrator

Written and narrated by Trevor Noah.

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Written by Gail Honeyman and narrated by Cathleen McCarron.

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American Wolf
Winner: Best Non-Fiction

Written by Nate Blakeslee and narrated by Mark Bramhall.

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Written by David Lagercrantz and narrated by Simon Vance.

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Born to Run
Winner: Best Autobiography/Memoir

Written and narrated by Bruce Springsteen.

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Written by Theodora Goss and narrated by Kate Reading.

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Winner: Best Science Fiction

Written by Ann Leckie and narrated by Adjoa Andoh.

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The Duchess Deal
Winner: Best Romance

Written by Tessa Dare and narrated by Mary Jane Wells.

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Loving vs. Virginia
Winner: Best History/Biography

Written by Patricia Hruby Powell and narrated by Adenrele Ojo and MacLeod Andrews.

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See You in the Cosmos
Winner: Best Middle Grade

Written by Jack Cheng and narrated by a full cast.

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Written by Justin Lee Anderson and narrated by Matthew Lloyd Davies.

Which winning audiobooks are will you be listening to? Let us know in the comments!

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message 1: by M. (new)

M. Bahni Turpin is my fave narrator, and she did a great job on The Hate U Give. (Also, Children of Blood and Bone, Underground Railroad...)

I loved "Eleanor Oliphant," but didn't listen to it on Audible. Same with Lincoln on the Bardo.

Trevor Noah does a great job, but I've yet to finish!

message 2: by Renate (new)

Renate Flynn Wholeheartedly agree with Eleanor Oliphant and Lincoln in the Bardo with its extensive (understatement) cast of characters. And I'm very much looking forward to The Hate U Give and Trevor Noah's book on audio.

I'm so grateful for audiobooks...

message 3: by Francis (new)

Francis Jakisa Congratulations Trevor Noah

message 4: by Jeannie (new)

Jeannie Bilodeau Kristin Hannah's The Great Alone.

message 5: by Jean (new)

Jean I’ll be gone in the dark,Michelle McNamara, read by Gabra Zachman, et. al.

message 6: by Rebeca (new)

Rebeca Martins I really liked Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine it was very interesting. I also wrote my review at so there are also my recommendations.

message 7: by Christy (new)

Christy Petersen Holloway I really enjoyed "We Are Legion" and the Bobiverse available on on Audible. The triology was amazing and fun!

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