Bestsellers by Asian American Authors on Audio

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Author: Michio Kaku | Narrator: Feodor Chin
Release Date: April 06, 2021
NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • The epic story of the greatest quest in all of science—the holy grail of physics that would explain the creation of the universe—from renowned theoretical physicist and author of The Future of the Mi...
Author: Chang-rae Lee | Narrator: Lawrence Kao
Release Date: February 02, 2021
INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER“A manifesto to happiness—the one found when you stop running from who you are.” –New York Times Book Review  “An extraordinary book, acrobatic on the level of the sentence, sy...
Author: Simon Han | Narrator: James Chen
Release Date: November 17, 2020
Named a Best Book of the Year by Time, The Washington Post, and Harper's Bazaar“A tender, spiky family saga about love in all its mysterious incarnations.” —Lorrie Moore, author of A Gate at the Stairs and Birds of America...
Author: Kevin Kwan | Narrator: Lydia Look
Release Date: June 30, 2020
NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • A Good Morning America Book Club Pick"Kevin Kwan's new book is his most decadent yet." --Entertainment Weekly The iconic author of the bestselling phenomenon Crazy Rich Asians returns with the glittering tale of a yo...
Author: Megha Majumdar | Narrator: Neil Shah, Vikas Adam, Soneela Nankani, Priya Ayyar, Deepti Gupta and Ulka Simone Mohanty
Release Date: June 02, 2020
A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK!A New York Times Notable BookFor readers of Tommy Orange, Yaa Gyasi, and Jhumpa Lahiri, an electrifying debut novel about three unforgettable characters who seek to rise—to the middle class, to politic...
Author: C Pam Zhang | Narrator: Joel de la Fuente and Catherine Ho
Release Date: April 07, 2020
A NEW YORK TIMES  NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR A WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEARONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEARONE OF NPR'S BEST BOOKS OF 2020 LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZEFINALIST FOR THE 2020 CENTER ...
Author: Cathy Park Hong | Narrator: Cathy Park Hong
Release Date: February 25, 2020
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • ONE OF TIME’S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE • A ruthlessly honest, emotionally charged, and utterly original explorati...
Author: Charles Yu | Narrator: Joel de la Fuente
Release Date: January 28, 2020
2020 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER"One of the funniest books of the year ... a delicious, ambitious Hollywood satire." —The Washington PostFrom the infinitely inventive author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe comes a deeply pe...
Author: Ocean Vuong | Narrator: Ocean Vuong
Release Date: June 04, 2019
An instant New York Times Bestseller! Longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction, the Carnegie Medal in Fiction, the 2019 Aspen Words Literacy Prize, and the PEN/Hemingway Debut Novel AwardShortlisted for the 2019 Center for Fiction...
Author: Ted Chiang | Narrator: Dominic Hoffman, Edoardo Ballerini, Ted Chiang and Amy Landon
Release Date: May 07, 2019
ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARA NATIONAL BESTSELLERONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:THE WASHINGTON POST • TIME MAGAZINE • NPR • ESQUIRE • VOX • THE A.V. CLUB&...
Author: Vanessa Hua | Narrator: Jennifer Lim
Release Date: August 14, 2018
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • In a powerful debut about modern-day motherhood, immigration, and identity, a pregnant Chinese woman stakes a claim to the American dream in California.“Utterly absorbing.”—Celeste Ng • “A ...
Author: R. O. Kwon | Narrator: Keong Sim
Release Date: July 31, 2018
Now a National Bestseller"Religion, politics, and love collide in this slim but powerful novel reminiscent of Donna Tartt's The Secret History, with menace and mystery lurking in every corner." --People Magazine"The most buzzed-about debut of the sum...