Audiobooks Gifts for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is right around the corner. It’s time to celebrate the dads that make us smile with their bear hugs and silly jokes. Finding the right gift can be challenging, but we’re here to make it easier. Give your dad the gift of audiobooks that will keep them listening!

In Cold Fear, Finn’s search for his memory of one fateful night leads him to Iceland—only to be followed by an unhinged assassin intent on stopping him—in the riveting follow-up to Steel Fear, from the New York Times bestselling writing team combat-decorated Navy SEAL Brandon Webb and award-winning author John David Mann.

“This complex, suspenseful thriller proves that the authors’ collaborative fiction debut was no fluke.”—Publishers Weekly.

Based on the remarkable true story of the record-breaking thoroughbred Lexington, Horse, read by a full cast, is an audiobook of art and science, love and obsession, and our unfinished reckoning with racism. Following three characters in different eras, it braids a sweeping story of racial injustice in American history.

“Brooks’s multiple narratives and strong character development captivate, and she soars with the story of Jarret.”
—Publishers Weekly.

Author: A.J. Jacobs and Greg Pliska
Read By: A.J. Jacobs

What makes puzzles—jigsaws, mazes, riddles, sudokus—so satisfying? The formation of new cerebral pathways, their close link to insight and humor, or their community-building properties are among the fundamental elements that make us human. Convinced that puzzles have made him a better person, A.J. Jacobsset out to determine their myriad benefits in The Puzzler. And maybe, in the process, solve the puzzle of our very existence. Well, almost.

Letters to the Sons of Society is a soulful examination of the bond between father and sons and a touchstone for anyone seeking a kinder, more just world. In this collection of beautifully written letters to Jay and Sekou, Shaka Senghor traces his journey as a Black man in America and unpacks the toxic and misguided messages about masculinity, mental health, love, and success that boys learn from an early age.

“If you want to peer into a heart if you want a story of brokenness and healing and fury and redemption and humanity, if you want to envision a different, better way forward, Senghor’s letters are a beautiful place to begin.”—Chicago Tribune.

Author: Emma Straub
Read By: Marin Ireland

On the eve of her 40th birthday, Alice’s life isn’t terrible, except for her ailing father. When she wakes up the following day, she finds herself back in 1996, reliving her 16th birthday. What shocks her the most is her dad: the vital, charming, 40-something version of her father with whom she is reunited. In This Time Tomorrow, Alice will be confronted with past events, new meanings, and the possibility of changing everything.

Author: Michael Loynd
Read By: Will Damron

Set in the early days of a rapidly changing twentieth century, The Watermen—a term used at the time to describe men skilled in water sports—tells an engrossing story of grit, of the growth of swimming in which Americans would prevail, and of a young man’s determination to excel.

Author: Keith Gessen
Read By: Keith Gessen

Raising Raffi, written and read by Keith Gessen, is the story of the first five years of his son Raffi’s life. The audiobook examines the profound, overwhelming, often maddening experience of being a dad. Gessen traces how the practical decisions one must make each day intersect with some of the weightiest concerns of our age. By turns hilarious and poignant, Raising Raffi is a story of what it means to invent the world anew.

John Grisham, America’s favorite legal storyteller, is back with Sparring Partners, three novellas in one audiobook. Jack Brigance is back in the courtroom, and he’s accompanied by a death row inmate who makes an unusual final request and a dysfunctional legal family that gets their day in court—but maybe not the way they envisioned it. These are three of the greatest stories John Grisham has ever told in a suspenseful, hilarious, powerful, moving, unforgettable bundle.

In Nasty, Brutish, and Short, written and read by Scott Hershovit shows us the astounding philosophy of his young sons, Rex and Hank. Following an agenda set by Rex and Hank, Herskovitz takes us on a fun romp through classic and contemporary philosophy, powered by questions like, Does Hank have the right to drink soda? When is it okay to swear? And, Does the number six exist? Herskovitz and his boys take on more weighty issues too. They explore punishment, authority, sex, gender, race, the nature of truth and knowledge, and the existence of God.