8 YA Audiobooks Not to Miss

A thrilling mystery. A heartfelt coming-of-age. A swoon-worthy romance. Really good stories are ageless—especially when it comes to YA (audio)books. YA fans of any age can find their next listen with one of these enthralling audiobooks.

Come Find Me

A captivating thriller about two teens who connect when each discovers a mysterious radio frequency, which suggests their family tragedies are mysteriously connected.

Dig

A surreal and searing dive into the tangled secrets of a wealthy white family in suburban Pennsylvania and the terrible cost the family’s children pay to maintain the family name.

“[This] strange and heart-wrenching tale is stunningly original.” —Kirkus

Plus: A.S. King talks about recording the audiobook on an episode of our podcast, This Is the Author. Check it out!

Field Notes on Love

A meet-cute romance about Hugo and Mae, two teens who are thrown together on a cross-country train trip that will teach them about love, each other, and the futures they can build for themselves.

“Romance novels can titillate, inspire, intoxicate, and more—but then sometimes they reach in and touch something essential in you. Jennifer E. Smith’s Field Notes on Love is a YA romance that does just that….[it] is one of the loveliest, most touching romances of 2019 thus far that gets at the nature of something deeply buried in all of our hearts.” —Entertainment Weekly

How to Make Friends with the Dark

It’s always been Tiger and her mother against the world. Then, on a day like any other, Tiger’s mother dies. And now it’s Tiger, alone.

“A rare and powerful novel, How to Make Friends with the Dark dives deep into the heart of grief and healing with honesty, empathy, and grace.” —Karen M. McManus, New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying and Two Can Keep a Secret

Plus: Kathleen Glasgow explains why audiobooks are like movies for her in this guest blog post.

Lovely War

A sweeping, multi-layered romance set in the perilous days of World Wars I and II, where gods hold the fates—and the hearts—of four mortals in their hands.

“A dream team of narrators is assembled to give voice to this unique book about love and war….This is truly an audio production for the ages.” —Booklist, starred review

Plus: Meet the cast and read a guest post from author Julie Berry about the music included in the audiobook.

SHOUT

This important memoir is a denouncement of our society’s failures and a love letter to all the people with the courage to say #MeToo and #TimesUp, whether aloud, online, or only in their own hearts. Hear her talk about her recording process here.

“The raw emotion that listeners hear in Anderson’s voice…makes this audiobook a necessary and engaging listen…” —AudioFile

This Book is Not Yet Rated

Movies have always helped Ethan Ashby make sense of the world. So when developers swoop in and say the classic Green Street Cinema is going to be destroyed to make room for luxury condos, Ethan is ready for battle. And so a motley crew of cinema employees comes together to save the place they love.

“A beautifully written look at first love and first loss.” –Julie Buxbaum, author of What to Say Next

The Waning Age

The world is filled with adults devoid of emotion and children on the cusp of losing their feelings—of “waning”—when they reach their teens. Natalia Peña has already waned. So why does she love her little brother with such ferocity that, when he’s kidnapped by a Big Brother-esque corporation, she’ll do anything to get him back?

“A fun ride with cool characters set in an interesting world you won’t regret diving into.” —Hypable