The Year's Best Audiobooks
Want to listen to the best audiobooks of the year? Well, you're in luck. Every year, the Audio Publishers Association meets to select the best-of-the-best of the year's audiobooks, also known as the Audie Awards. See this year's complete list of winners (and finalists) here. These titles are guaranteed to be great listening, so add your favorites to your Want to Read/Listen shelf.
Have a great audiobook recommendation? Share it with us in the comments! And if you'd like more audiobook inspiration, check out Goodreads' audiobooks page, brought to you by Audible.
Audiobook of the Year
Hamilton: The Revolution
by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter
The audiobook tells the story of how a Broadway musical became a phenomenon—and how brilliant outsiders continue to shape America. Narrated by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter, and actress Mariska Hargitay.
The Greatest: My Own Story
by Richard Durham and Muhammad Ali
The heavyweight champ chronicles his battles, inside the ring and throughout his life, in this memoir edited by Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison. Narrated by Dion Graham.
Sister of Mine: A Novel
by Sabra Waldfogel
Two Union soldiers arrive at a Georgia plantation in 1864 to be greeted by freed slaves and their Jewish mistress. Slowly they discover the place's unusual history. Narrated by Bahni Turpin.
by Drew Magary
A fantasy saga that weaves elements of folk tales and video games into a riveting adventure of what a man will endure to return to his family. Narrated by Christopher Lane.
In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors
by Doug Stanton
A harrowing account of America's worst naval disaster and of the heroism of the men who, against all odds, survived. Narrated by Mark Boyett.
by Yaa Gyasi
A riveting debut about race, history, and ancestry that traces the descendants of two sisters torn apart in 18th-century Africa across 300 years in Ghana and America. Narrated by Dominic Hoffman.
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
by J.D. Vance
A former marine and Yale Law School graduate recounts his childhood in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader look at the struggles of America's white working class. Narrated by the author.
Dirty (Dive Bar #1)
by Kylie Scott
Vaughan Hewson returns to his childhood home to find a crying bride in his shower. Let's just say the distraught bride brings plenty of drama and chaos into Vaughan's life. Narrated by Andi Arndt.
Cross Justice (Alex Cross #23)
by James Patterson
Alex Cross heads home to North Carolina for the first time in 30 years after his cousin is accused of an unthinkable crime. Cross unearths a family secret as he tries to prove his cousin's innocence. Narrated by Jefferson Mays and Ruben Santiago Hudson.
What's your favorite new audiobook? Recommend it to your fellow readers in the comments! Then check out Goodreads' new audiobooks page, brought to you by Audible.
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