Your Long Weekend Listening Companions
Your Long Weekend Listening Companions

Who would you rather spend a long weekend with: a former child actor fresh from a Hollywood cult, a book editor and a literary agent who are on the road to enemies-to-lovers, or a family whose whole thing is having a closet full of scandalous skeletons?

Trick question, you don’t have to choose! With audiobooks you can hang out with all of them from the comfort of your own earbuds and without any fear of uncovering deadly secrets from the hottie neighbor next door. Browse our entire list, and fill your long weekend with characters.

You Have a Friend in 10A is a collection of short stories from the best-selling author of Great Circle. A love triangle plays out on a Montana dude ranch. A hurdler and a gymnast spend a night together in the Olympic village. A former child actress breaks with her life in a Hollywood cult. In these and other stories, knockout after knockout, Maggie Shipstead excavates the complexities of love, sex, and life.

Author: Abbi Waxman
Read By: Emily Rankin

When Laura Costello moves to Los Angeles she doesn’t expect to be homeless after a week. She also doesn’t expect to find herself adopted by a rogue bookseller, installed in a boardinghouse, or challenged to save a losing trivia team…but that’s what happens. In Adult Assembly Required, Laura discovers she may not need to leave everything behind after all.

Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. It’s the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute takes a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans who falls in love with her mind. But like science, life is unpredictable, which is how Elizabeth finds herself a single mother and the unlikely star of a beloved TV cooking show in Lessons in Chemistry.

Author: Anne Tyler
Read By: Kimberly Farr

From the beloved Pulitzer Prize–winning author Anne Tyler comes French Braid, a funny, joyful, brilliantly perceptive journey deep into one Baltimore family’s foibles, from a boyfriend with a red Chevy in the 1950s up to a longed-for reunion with a grandchild in our pandemic present.

Author: Emily Henry
Read By: Julia Whelan

Nora Stephens’ life is books—she’s read them all and is a literary agent. When Nora and her sister embark on a month-long trip to North Carolina, Nora keeps bumping into Charlie Lastra, a brooding book editor. It would be a meet-cute if not for the fact that they’ve met many times and it’s never been cute. In Book Lovers, the pair are thrown together again and again, and what they discover might just unravel the stories they’ve written about themselves.

Jen, Kittie, and Cynthia have been friends since childhood. Now they’re forty and their lives have changed, but their East Texas town has not. Then, in My Summer Darlings, Will Harding comes to town. As Will grows closer with each of the women, their fascination twists into obsession, threatening their friendships and their families…until they uncover a deadly secret.

Last summer, Alice Ogilvie’s boyfriend Steve dumped her. Then she disappeared for five days. Where she went and what happened to her is the biggest mystery in Castle Cove. Or it was, at least. But now, another one of Steve’s girlfriends has vanished: Brooke Donovan. And it doesn’t look like Brooke will be coming back. In The Agathas, Brooke Donovan’s killer is the biggest mystery of the summer, and everyone in Castle Cove thinks it’s the wrong guy.

Author: E. Lockhart
Read By: Kimberly Farr

Family of Liars, the thrilling prequel to the phenomenal bestseller We Were Liars, takes listeners back to the story of another summer, another generation, and the secrets that will haunt them for decades to come. Welcome back to the Sinclair family. They were always liars.

Looking for recs that are family friendly? Check out our long weekend picks that are perfect for listening with littles.