Best Audiobooks of 2015

2015 has been a really great year for audiobooks.  Here is a round up of the “Best of the Best” from this year to help you choose what to listen to next, or what to gift to that audiobook fan in your life.

cover_9780698189621 The Girl on the Train has been on the New York Times bestseller list for almost the entire year, and there are no signs of it slowing down.  This debut psychological thriller keeps you on the edge of your seat as you listen along waiting to hear what happens next.  And the ending is definitely not what you’d expect.

cover_9780553551624 From the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania. Also a popular title on the New York Times bestseller list, Dead Wake captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster whose intimate details and true meaning have long been obscured by history. This is a must listen!

cover_9780553550696 The duo who captivated millions of readers in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest join forces again in this adrenaline-charged, uniquely of-the-moment thriller. Listen to The Girl in the Spider’s Web for the continuation of Stieg Larsson’s Millenium Series.

cover_9780399565298 Listen to Grey and see the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through the eyes of Christian Grey.

cover_9780804192859 Jack Reacher is back in Make Me, the #1 New York Times Bestseller and masterly new thriller from Lee Child.

cover_9781611764253 Modern Romance is a hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from Aziz Ansari, one of this generation’s most popular and sharpest comedic voices.

cover_9780553399820 Gritty, witty, and impossible to put down, Rogue Lawyer, by John Grisham, showcases the master of the legal thriller at his very best.

cover_9780553551037 Brimming with all the insight, humor, and generosity of spirit that are the hallmarks of Anne Tyler’s work, A Spool of Blue Thread tells a poignant yet unsentimental story in praise of family in all its emotional complexity. It is a listen to cherish.

cover_9780385366847 Something big is brewing in Trenton, N.J., and it could blow at any minute.  Listen to Janet Evanovich’s Tricky Twenty-Two and hear how Stephanie Plum springs into action in this fast-paced crime novel.

cover_9780553551747 From Mindy Kaling, the author of the beloved New York Times bestselling book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and the creator and star of The Mindy Project comes Why Not Me?, a collection of essays that are as hilarious and insightful as they are deeply personal.

cover_9780451482211 Between the World and Me is a #1 New York Times Bestseller, National Book Award Winner, and is hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading.” This is a must for your “Next Listens” list.

cover_9780804149112 New from Ernest Cline, Armada is a rollicking, surprising thriller, a classic coming of age adventure, and an alien invasion tale like nothing you’ve ever listened to before—one whose every minute is infused with the pop-culture savvy that has helped make Ready Player One a phenomenon.

cover_9780698409651 “Lauren Groff is a writer of rare gifts, and Fates and Furies is an unabashedly ambitious novel that delivers – with comedy, tragedy, well-deployed erudition and unmistakable glimmers of brilliance throughout.” —The New York Times Book Review

cover_9780385393935 Sue Grafton’s X: Perhaps her darkest and most chilling novel, it features a remorseless serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes.

cover_9780698411418 When one story ends, another begins. After You is the “Charming sequel to Me Before You” –People Magazine.

cover_9780147520708 Award-winning actress Drew Barrymore shares funny, insightful, and profound stories from her past and present told from the place of happiness she’s achieved today in Wildflower.

cover_9780804127318 Not That Kind of Girl is a hilarious, poignant, and extremely frank collection of personal essays that confirms Lena Dunham—the acclaimed creator, producer, and star of HBO’s Girls—as one of the brightest and most original writers working today.

cover_9780698410961 From the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love, Big Magic is the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you’ve dreamed of.

cover_9781101914090 Audiofile Magazine claims in Diamond of Jeru, “Beau L’Amour has pulled out all the stops…A sweeping film-like audio production”.

cover_9780143034759 Alexander Hamilton, from National Book Award winner Ron Chernow, is the first full-length biography and the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton!