Audiobook Stars | Top Titles To Know, Share, and Listen To

From mystery to romance to social science, these are the outstanding listens from our December Audio in Depth issue.








Mystery & Suspense

Crawford, J.A. King Me. CamCat. Nov. 2023. 7:20 hrs. ISBN 9780744306514. $20.95. M

Haven, Josh. The Siberia Job. Highbridge Audio. Aug. 2023. 6:57 hrs. ISBN 9781696611732. $19.99. THRILLER

Kim, Angie. Happiness Falls. Books on Tape. Aug. 2023. 13:05 hrs. ISBN 9780593790434. $95. M 

King, Stephen. Holly. S. & S. Audio. Sept. 2023. 15:23 hrs. ISBN 9781797161419. $29.99. THRILLER 

Malice, Lisa. Lest She Forget. CamCat. Dec. 2023. 11:06 hrs. ISBN 9780744307573. $20.95. THRILLER 


Desai, Sara. To Have and to Heist. Books on Tape. Jul. 2023. 12:32 hrs. ISBN 9780593684450. $95. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE 

Lea, Amy. Woke Up Like This. Brilliance Audio. Aug. 2023. 8:26 hrs. ISBN 9781491595237. $35.99. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE 

Lee, Victoria. A Shot in the Dark. Books on Tape. Sept. 2023. 9:16 hrs. ISBN 9780593663639. $76. LGBTQIA+ ROMANCE

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Harrow, Alix E. Starling House. Macmillan Audio. Oct. 2023. 12:26 hrs. ISBN 9781250882783. $26.99. FANTASY

Kadrey, Richard & Cassandra Khaw. The Dead Take the A Train. Macmillan Audio. Oct. 2023. 12:59 hrs. ISBN 9781250856623. $26.99. FANTASY

Kraus, Daniel. Whalefall. S. & S. Audio. Aug. 2023. 8:09 hrs. ISBN 9781797158525. $19.99. SF 

Worrell, Dwain. Androne. Brilliance Audio. (Androne, Bk. 1). Sept. 2023. 11:45 hrs. ISBN 9798400132315. $42.99. SF


Hand, Elizabeth. A Haunting on the Hill. Hachette Audio. Oct. 2023. 1019p. ISBN 9781668632536. Audio. $27.99. HORROR

Leeds, Scott. Schrader’s Chord. Books on Tape. Sept. 2023. 12:31 hrs. ISBN 9780593795774. $95. HORROR

Orlando, Carissa. The September House. Books on Tape. Sept. 2023. 1332p. ISBN 9780593747308. Audio. $95. HORROR 

Rosson, Keith. Fever House. Books on Tape. Aug. 2023. 13:46 hrs. ISBN 9780593790175. $95. HORROR


Atkinson, Kate. Normal Rules Don’t Apply: Stories. Books on Tape. Sept. 2023. 5:38 hrs. ISBN 9780593749050. $57. F

Bromwich, Kathryn. At the Edge of the Woods. Highbridge Audio. Jun. 2023. 4:57 hrs. ISBN 9781696610360. $19.99. F

Chang-Eppig, Rita. Deep as the Sky, Red as the Sea. Blackstone Audio. May 2023. 10:40 hrs. ISBN 9798212172745. $19.95. F

Cravens, Claudia. Lucky Red. Books on Tape. Jun. 2023. 11:24 hrs. ISBN 9780593740958. $95. F

Groff, Lauren. The Vaster Wilds. Books on Tape. Sept. 2023. 7:06 hrs. ISBN 9780593788974. $76. F

Harrison, Rachel. Black Sheep. Books on Tape. Sept. 2023. 9:52 hrs. ISBN 9780593748008. $95. F

Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai. Dust Child. Hachette Audio. Mar. 2023. 12:28 hrs. ISBN 9781649041425. $31.99. F

Rooney, Kathleen. From Dust to Stardust. Brilliance Audio. Sept. 2023. 9:20 hrs. ISBN 9798400131929. $35.99. F

Sibhat, Mihret. The History of a Difficult Child. Books on Tape. Jun. 2023. 13:41 hrs. ISBN 9780593742273. $95. F

Smith, Zadie. The Fraud. Books on Tape. Sept. 2023. 12:26 hrs. ISBN 9780593788783. $95. F

Williams, Pip. The Bookbinder. Books on Tape. Jul. 2023. 13:38 hrs. ISBN 9780593787199. $95. F

Yoon, Paul. The Hive and the Honey. S. & S. Audio. Oct. 2023. 4:35 hrs. ISBN 9781797162300. $17.99. F

Zhang, C Pam. Land of Milk and Honey. Books on Tape. Sept. 2023. 8:04 hrs. ISBN 9780593788998. $76. F

Arts & Humanities

Bamford, Maria. Sure, I’ll Join Your Cult: A Memoir of Mental Illness and the Quest To Belong Anywhere. S. & S. Audio. Sept. 2023. 7:40 hrs. ISBN 9781797162065. $19.99. HUMOR

De Semlyen, Nick. The Last Action Heroes: The Triumphs, Flops, and Feuds of Hollywood’s Kings of Carnage. Books on Tape. Jun. 2023. 10 hrs. ISBN 9780593668139. $85.50. FILM

Rambo, David. The Confession of Henry Jekyll, M.D. L.A. Theatre Works. Aug. 2023. 1:35 hrs. ISBN 9781682661772. $6.95. DRAMA

Social Science

Belkin, Lisa. Genealogy of a Murder: Four Generations, Three Families, One Fateful Night. Highbridge Audio. Jul. 2023. 12:56 hrs. ISBN 9781696612104. $24.99.

Chin, Curtis. Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant: A Memoir. Hachette Audio. Oct. 2023. 8:12 hrs. ISBN 9781668632390. $24.99. MEMOIR

Erikson, Anna Lyse. The Civil War: In Their Own Words. Alison Larkin Presents. Nov. 2023. 5 hrs. ISBN 9798823484831. $39.95. HIST

Grush, Loren. The Six: The Untold Story of America’s First Women Astronauts. S. & S. Audio. Sept. 2023. 11:41 hrs. ISBN 9781797160610. $24.99. HIST

Gulman, Gary. Misfit: Growing Up Awkward in the ’80s. Macmillan Audio. Sept. 2023. 10:18 hrs. ISBN 9781250902290. $26.99. MEMOIR

Maclear, Kyo. Unearthing: A Story of Tangled Love and Family Secrets. S. & S. Audio. Aug. 2023. 9:43 hrs. ISBN 9781797164632. $19.99. MEMOIR

Mahfouz, Sola & Malaina Kapoor. Defiant Dreams: The Journey of an Afghan Girl Who Risked Everything for Education. Books on Tape. Jun. 2023. 9:01 hrs. ISBN 9780593739914. $76. MEMOIR

Marshall, Greg. Leg: The Story of a Limb and the Boy Who Grew from It. Tantor Media. Jun. 2023. 9:49 hrs. ISBN 9798350835403. $24.99. MEMOIR

Martin, Rachel Louise. A Most Tolerant Little Town: The Explosive Beginning of School Desegregation. S. & S. Audio. Jun. 2023. 10 hrs. ISBN 9781797159089. $23.99. HIST

Richardson, Heather Cox. Democracy Awakening: Notes on the State of America. Books on Tape. Sept. 2023. 8:29 hrs. ISBN 9780593789483. $85.50. HIST

Sinclair, Safiya. How To Say Babylon: A Memoir. S. & S. Audio. Oct. 2023. 16:46 hrs. ISBN 9781797157115. $29.99. MEMOIR

Thomas, R. Eric. Congratulations, the Best Is Over!: Essays. Books on Tape. Aug. 2023. 6:41 hrs. ISBN 9780593739891. $57. MEMOIR

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