Bestsellers by Asian American Authors on Audio

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Author: Grace D. Li | Narrator: Eunice Wong and Austin Ku
Release Date: April 05, 2022
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERLonglisted for the Center for Fiction's First Novel PrizeName a New York Times Best Crime Novel of 2022Named A Most Anticipated Book of 2022 by *Marie Claire* *Washington Post* *Vulture* *NBC News*  *Buzzfeed* *V...
Author: Ocean Vuong | Narrator: Ocean Vuong
Release Date: April 05, 2022
A TIME Magazine Best Book of 2022The New York Times-bestselling collection of poems from the award-winning writer Ocean Vuong"Take your time with these poems, and return to them often.” —The Washington PostHow else do we return ...
Author: Julie Otsuka | Narrator: Traci Kato-Kiriyama
Release Date: February 22, 2022
NATIONAL BEST SELLER • From the best-selling, award-winning author of The Buddha in the Attic and When the Emperor Was Divine comes a novel about what happens to a group of obsessed recreational swimmers when a crack appears at the bottom o...
Author: Hanya Yanagihara | Narrator: Feodor Chin, Edoardo Ballerini, BD Wong, Catherine Ho and Kurt Kanazawa
Release Date: January 11, 2022
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the award-winning, best-selling author of the classic A Little Life—a bold, brilliant novel spanning three centuries and three different versions of the American experiment, about lovers, family, l...
Author: Michio Kaku | Narrator: Feodor Chin
Release Date: April 06, 2021
#1 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...
Author: Chang-rae Lee | Narrator: Lawrence Kao
Release Date: February 02, 2021
INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLERA New York Times Notable Book * Named a Best Book of the Year by Vogue, TIME, and Marie Claire“A manifesto to happiness—the one found when you stop running from who you are.” –New York Times ...
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
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A READ WITH JENNA BOOK CLUB PICK! • A "gripping thriller with compassionate social commentary"  (USA Today) about three unforgettable characters who seek to rise—to the middle class, to political p...
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...