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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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...
Author: Kiley Reid | Narrator: Nicole Lewis
Release Date: December 31, 2019
A Best Book of the Year: The Washington Post • Chicago Tribune • NPR • Vogue • Elle • Real Simple • InStyle • Good Housekeeping • Parade &b...
Author: Colson Whitehead | Narrator: Colson Whitehead and JD Jackson
Release Date: July 16, 2019
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • In this Pulitzer Prize-winning follow-up to The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys unjustly sentenced to a hellish reform...
Author: Daniel R. Day | Narrator: Daniel R. Day and Omari Hardwick
Release Date: July 09, 2019
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Dapper Dan is a legend, an icon, a beacon of inspiration to many in the Black community. His story isn’t just about fashion. It’s about tenacity, curiosity, artistry, hustle, love, and a singul...
Author: Elaine Welteroth | Narrator: Adenrele Ojo and Elaine Welteroth
Release Date: June 11, 2019
“Elaine gifts us all with a beautifully intimate and powerful retelling of her ever-unfolding journey. In sharing her joys, pitfalls, adventures, self-doubt, and successes, she reminds us that through uncovering and discovering the many facets ...
Author: Eric Jerome Dickey | Narrator: Dion Graham
Release Date: April 16, 2019
From New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey, “one of the most successful Black authors of the last quarter-century”* comes a novel about the how one chance meeting can change everything in this thrilling, sexy tale of star-c...
Author: Marlon James | Narrator: Dion Graham
Release Date: February 19, 2019
One of TIME’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All TimeWinner of the L.A. Times Ray Bradbury Prize Finalist for the 2019 National Book Award The New York Times Bestseller Named a Best Book of 2019 by The Wall Street Journal, TIME, NPR, GQ, Vogue...
Author: Kamala Harris | Narrator: Kamala Harris
Release Date: January 08, 2019
A New York Times bestsellerFrom Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, one of America's most inspiring political leaders, a book about the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, i...
Author: Michelle Obama | Narrator: Michelle Obama
Release Date: November 13, 2018
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States  #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WATCH THE EMMY-NOMINATED NETFLIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • N...
Author: Phoebe Robinson | Narrator: Phoebe Robinson
Release Date: October 16, 2018
Entertainment Weekly, "Fall's 20 Must-Reads" (2018)Essence, "Fall 2018 Guide to All Things Funny"Bustle, "18 New Nonfiction Books to Know in October 2018""Robinson offers deft cultural criticism and hilarious personal anecdotes that will make readers...
Author: Nic Stone | Narrator: Dion Graham
Release Date: October 17, 2017
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WILLIAM C. MORRIS AWARD FINALIST • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME   After a traffic stop turns violent at the hands of the police, a young Black teen grapples with racism&mdash...
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | Narrator: Zainab Jah
Release Date: September 19, 2017
From the award-winning, bestselling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists—a haunting story of love and war • Recipient of the Women’s Prize for Fiction “Winner of Winners” awardWith effortless grac...