National Bestsellers by Black Authors on Audio

Listen to the lists: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, and other national bestselling works of fiction and non-fiction by Black authors. These are the audiobooks everyone is talking about—and soon you will be, too. Looking for more recommendations? Visit the Penguin Random House Audio Amplify Black Voices page.

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Tarana Burke and Dr. Brené Brown bring together a dynamic group of Black writers, organizers, artists, academics, and cultural figures to discuss the topics the two have dedicated ...
Author: Heather McGhee | Narrator: Heather McGhee
Release Date: February 16, 2021
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • One of today’s most insightful and influential thinkers offers a powerful exploration of inequality and the lesson that generations of Americans have failed to learn...
Author: Robert Jones, Jr. | Narrator: Karen Chilton
Release Date: January 05, 2021
Instant New York Times Bestseller "May this book cast its spell on all of us, restore to us some memory of our most warrior and softest selves." —The New York Times Book Review “A new kind of epic...A grand achievement...Wh...
Author: Barack Obama | Narrator: Barack Obama
Release Date: November 17, 2020
A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAACP IMAGE AWARD NOMINEE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR...
Author: Asha Lemmie | Narrator: Robin Eller, Katharine Lee McEwan, Jeena Yi, Siho Ellsmore, Louis Ozawa and Sarah Skaer
Release Date: September 01, 2020
A Good Morning America Book Club Pick and New York Times Bestseller!   From debut author Asha Lemmie, “a lovely, heartrending story about love and loss, prejudice and pain, and the sometimes dangerous, always durable ties that li...
Author: Yaa Gyasi | Narrator: Bahni Turpin
Release Date: September 01, 2020
NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK! • Finalist for the WOMEN'S PRIZEYaa Gyasi's stunning follow-up to her acclaimed national best seller Homegoing is a powerful, raw, intimate, deeply layered novel about...
Author: Isabel Wilkerson | Narrator: Robin Miles
Release Date: August 04, 2020
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLIST • “An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.”—Dwight Garn...
Author: Brit Bennett | Narrator: Shayna Small
Release Date: June 02, 2020
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEARNAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2020 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES * THE WASHINGTON POST * NPR * PEOPLE * TIME MAGAZINE* VANITY FAIR * GLAMOUR 2021 WOMEN'S PRIZE FINALIST&ld...
Author: Samantha Irby | Narrator: Samantha Irby
Release Date: March 31, 2020
A new rip-roaring essay collection from the smart, edgy, hilarious, unabashedly raunchy, and bestselling Samantha Irby.Irby is forty, and increasingly uncomfortable in her own skin despite what Inspirational Instagram Infographics have promised her. ...
Author: James McBride | Narrator: Dominic Hoffman
Release Date: March 03, 2020
Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction   Winner of the Gotham Book PrizeOne of Barack Obama's "Favorite Books of the Year"Oprah's Book Club PickNamed one of the Top Ten Books of the Year by the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly a...
Author: Mikki Kendall | Narrator: Mikki Kendall
Release Date: February 25, 2020
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “One of the most important books of the current moment.”—Time   “A rousing call to action... It should be required reading for everyone.”—Gabrielle Union, author of We&rsq...
Author: Abi Daré | Narrator: Adjoa Andoh
Release Date: February 04, 2020
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A READ WITH JENNA TODAY SHOW BOOK CLUB PICK!  “Brave, fresh . . . unforgettable.”—The New York Times Book Review “A celebration of girls who dare to dream.”&mda...