Our Favorite Audiobooks of 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, we’ve been reflecting a lot about our favorite experiences and moments from the past year. Obviously that includes our audiobooks! So if you need an audiobook to take with you on your travels, or to listen to while you prepare for the holidays, we’re sharing some of our favorite audiobooks of 2016 with you. Happy listening!

“After growing up reading Thirteen Reasons Why, having the chance to work on Jay Asher’s new title, What Light, was such a joy. The Christmas Tree farm setting only made the romance even more adorable, and I know that this title will stay top-of-mind even as the holiday season ends.” —Brienna Garcia, Marketing Assistant

“A great follow-up to the original Aftermath, Life Debt made the wait for Episode VIII a little bit more bearable. Marc Thompson delivers an amazing voice performance, as always.  I can’t wait for the next audiobook!” —Robert Guzman, Marketing Manager

The Mothers was so much fun to work on and so exciting to see it finally go on sale!  This thrilling novel kept us on the edge of our seats the whole way through and will definitely continue to stay on the top of the lists well into 2017.” —Victoria Tomao, Senior Marketing Manager

“My favorite audio this year is The Girl Before by Rena Olsen. It’s brilliant how the narrator is able to capture the opposing voices of the alternating chapters, between the girl in the present and ‘the girl before.’” —Megan Mills, Assistant Editor

“My favorite audiobook of the year has to be Lauren Graham’s Talking as Fast as I Can. I admire how much Graham loves her work and her best-known character, Lorelai Gilmore. It’s a joy to hear about her journey from Ms. Gilmore herself.” —Winnie De Moya, Social Media Marketing Manager

You Can’t Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson, read by the Author. From the second this audio started I was on board. With Jessica William’s reading of her foreword and tons of hilarious ad-libbing from Phoebe, this is an essay collection that’s made for audio! Phoebe’s voice is so entertaining and refreshing—her stand-up comedy skills really shine in this narration. So many laugh-out-loud moments! You Can’t Touch My Hair is not to be missed by podcast listeners—especially fans of 2 Dope Queens and The Read! It’s also a great listen for anyone who enjoys witty and incisive social commentary.” —Kristen Luby, Marketing Associate

“The audiobook edition of Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies just came out this month, and it is just as engrossing listening to it as it was reading it. The shocking twists are brilliantly done, and it’s one of those rare books that you can’t stop with until you’ve finished it.” —Taraneh DJangi, Marketing Manager


Need more suggestions? Take a look and see what other audiobooks we thought were some of the Best of 2016.