We’re sounding the nerd-alert system: there are a staggering number of excellent books out this summer, and listening to the audiobook editions of these New York Times bestsellers and notable book club picks will not only add zip to your reading time, but will also introduce you to narrators that will knock your socks off (handy in sandal weather). No more making that endless to-be-read list and then feeling like a sad banana when your friends spoil all the endings. Browse the hot summer listens below and soar through your list like an early bird after a (book)worm.
#1 New York Times bestseller, Good Morning America Book Club Pick, and soon-to-be adapted as an HBO series.
From The New York Times-bestselling author of The Mothers, a stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white.
The long-awaited new audiobook from the bestselling, prize-winning author of Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks.
Utopia Avenue is the strangest British band youâ€™ve never heard of, and this kaleidoscopic audiobook tells the unexpurgated story of Utopia Avenueâ€™s turbulent life and times; of fameâ€™s Faustian pact and stardomâ€™s wobbly ladder; of the families we choose and the ones we donâ€™t; of voices in the head, and the truths and lies they whisper; of music, madness, and idealism.
A New York Times bestseller and Oprah’s Book Club pick.
From James McBride, author of the National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird and the bestselling modern classic The Color of Water, one of the most anticipated audiobooks of the year: a wise and witty tale about what happens to the witnesses of a shooting in 1960s Brooklyn.
A triumphant blend of horror, suspense, and pitch-black comedy, Death in Her Hands asks listeners to consider how the stories we tell ourselves both reflect the truth and keep us blind to it. Once again, we are in the hands of a narrator whose unreliability is well earned, and the stakes have never been higher.
A Today Show #ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick. Listen to this electrifying full cast audiobook about three unforgettable characters who seek to rise–to the middle class, to political power, to fame in the movies–and find their lives entangled in the wake of a catastrophe in contemporary India.
Memoirs and Misinformation is a fearless semi-autobiographical novel, a deconstruction of persona. In it, Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon have fashioned a story about acting, Hollywood, agents, celebrity, privilege, friendship, romance, addiction to relevance, fear of personal erasure, our “one big soul,” Canada, and a cataclysmic ending of the world—apocalypses within and without.
New York Times Bestseller. In the irresistible new audiobook from the bestselling author of All We Ever Wanted and Something Borrowed, a young woman falls hard for an impossibly perfect man before he disappears without a trace.
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