Happy Mother's Day
10 Perfect Audiobooks for Every Mom

May 8th is Mother’s Day! Give the gift of audiobooks to all the moms and mom-like figures in your life. Star-studded full cast productions, hard-hitting non-fiction, and the latest and greatest in literary fiction make fantastic presents that you’ll be hearing raved about in phone calls for months to come.

Throughout her difficult pregnancy, Amy Schumer found camaraderie and empowerment in hearing birth stories from other women, including those of her friend Christy Turlington Burns. It is through Schumer and Turlington Burns’s conversations that the idea for a book was born. Arrival Stories, a panoramic view of motherhood and highlights the grave injustices that women of color face in maternal healthcare, is the perfect book for any expectant or new mother, or for anyone who knows and loves one.

Author: Nita Prose
Read By: Lauren Ambrose

Molly Gray struggles with social skills and misreads the intentions of others. Her gran used to interpret the world for her, until she died a few months ago. Now Molly throws herself into her work as a hotel maid…until her orderly life is upended when she finds a guest dead in his bed. A Clue-like mystery and a heartwarming journey of the spirit, The Maid explores what it means to be the same as everyone else and yet entirely different.

With seven kids between them, Cat and Nat know how motherhood turns your life upside down. Fiercely committed to dismantling the pressure to be perfect, they’ve connected with their audience by sharing their completely real take on the stress, guilt, and joy of being a mom. Now in Cat and Nat’s Mom Secrets, the pair go deeper about big topics like balancing career with motherhood and body image.

Joan, her mother, and her younger sister flee her father’s explosive temper and seek refuge at her mother’s ancestral home in Memphis. As she grows up in the shadow of family secrets, Joan finds relief in her artwork, and learns of her family’s long matrilineal tradition. Unfolding over seventy years through a chorus of unforgettable voices, Memphis celebrates the full complexity of what we pass down, in a family and as a country.

The Guerreros have lived in Nothar Park for twenty years. When demolition begins on a neighboring tenement, Eusebia, an elder of the community, takes matters into her own. Meanwhile, Eusebia’s daughter, Luz becomes distracted by a romance with the developer at the company her mother so vehemently opposes. Mother and daughter collide in Neruda on the Park, an audiobook that weaves a tapestry of community and the sacrifices we make to protect what we love most.

In this brilliant selection essays, Margaret Atwood offers her funny, erudite, endlessly curious, and uncannily prescient take on everything from debt and tech to the climate crisis and freedom and the importance of how to define granola—and seeks answers to Burning Questions.

Even through the roar of the 1920s, everyone in New York has heard of Benjamin and Helen Rask. He is a Wall Street tycoon; she is the daughter of aristocrats. But at what cost have they acquired their fortune? This is the mystery at the center of Bonds, a 1937 novel that all of New York seems to have read. At once an immersive story and a brilliant literary puzzle, Trust engages the listener in a quest for the truth while confronting the deceptions that often live at the heart of personal relationships and the ease with which power can manipulate facts.

When Katie Barstow, A-list actress, and her new husband decide to bring their Hollywood friends to the Serengeti for their honeymoon, they envision giraffes gently eating leaves and herds of zebras on the sandy plains. What Katie and her entourage do not expect is this: a kidnapping gone wrong, their guides bleeding out in the dirt, and a team of Russian mercenaries taking them hostage. The Lioness is a blistering story of fame, race, love, and death by bestselling author Chris Bohjalian.

A decade from now, in the historic town of Vigil Harbor, there is a rash of divorces among the yacht-club set. Then two strangers arrive: a stranded traveler with subversive charms and a widow seeking clues about a past lover who may have been more than merely human. These strangers and their hidden motives come together unexpectedly in an incident that endangers lives with dramatic repercussions for the entire town.

For Blue Lake’s entire life, she and her mother, Scarlet, have been on the run from HIM—the man who Scarlet, a talented and enigmatic painter, insists is chasing them. But now, at fifteen years old, Blue has begun to resent the nomadic life, increasingly unsure what to make of the phantom pursuer she’s never seen. Scarlet in Blue is an engrossing story about past trauma, the way art can hold our lives together, and the enduring bond between mother and child.