October 2017 Audiobook Bestsellers

Libro.fm is proud to present the October 2017 audiobook bestseller list that captures what’s selling in independent bookstores nationwide.


Fiction

1. My Absolute Darling

By Gabriel Tallent (Penguin Random House Audio)


2. Lincoln in the Bardo

By George Saunders (Penguin Random House Audio)


3. Little Fires Everywhere

By Celeste Ng (Penguin Random House Audio)


4. The Hate U Give

By Angie Thomas (HarperCollins)


5. Homegoing

By Yaa Gyasi (Penguin Random House Audio)


6. Sing, Unburied, Sing

By Jesmyn Ward (Simon & Schuster Audio)


7. The Golden House

By Salman Rushdie (Penguin Random House Audio)


8. Glass Houses

By Louise Penny (Macmillan Audio)


9. Magpie Murders

By Anthony Horowitz (HarperCollins)


10. A Gentleman in Moscow

By Amor Towles (Penguin Random House Audio)



Nonfiction

1. What Happened

By Hillary Clinton (Simon & Schuster Audio)


2. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me

By Sherman Alexie (Hachette Audio)


3. Braving the Wilderness

By Brené Brown (Penguin Random House Audio)


4. Believe Me

By Eddie Izzard (Penguin Random House Audio)


5. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

By Al Franken (Hachette Audio)


6. Born to Run

By Bruce Springsteen (Simon & Schuster Audio)


7. David and Goliath

By Malcolm Gladwell (Hachette Audio)


8. Why Buddhism is True

By Robert Wright (Simon & Schuster Audio)


9. Killers of the Flower Moon

By David Grann (Penguin Random House Audio)


10. Theft by Finding

By David Sedaris (Hachette Audio)


 

The October 2017 audiobook bestseller list is based on sales through independent bookstore locations during the month of September 2017.

Audiobooks of the Month: Masked Mystery

The days are getting dark, the pumpkins are growing orange, and the ghosts are making their neighborhood debut. You know what that means: it’s October, the perfect month to cuddle up with a warm drink and get chilled by a mystery or thriller, sure to raise the hair on any black cat. We’ve compiled a perfect Halloween list to accompany that trick-or-treat bag filled with candy. Enjoy!

Deemed by USA Today as “ambitious, heartbreaking, and…all too timely,” Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and his son Owen King explores the horror of a planet with no women.

Both a bestselling book and megahit movie, Stieg Larsson’s psychological thriller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the perfect listen if you want chills sent up your spine.

The New York Times called queen of suspense Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None “utterly fascinating” and “the most baffling mystery” she’s ever written.

Hide under the covers and enjoy the second novel in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series, The Girl Who Played With Fire, “ which Entertainment Weekly called “(a) gripping, stay-up-all-night read.”

Perfect for your All Hallow’s Eve, Denis Lehane’s NYT bestseller Shutter Island will keep you guessing—and glancing over your shoulder—until the very end.

Vanity Fair said, “Nothing is more addicting than The Girl on the Train,” so what could be a better pairing for your Halloween candy than this Paula Hawkins mystery?

Light those Jack-o’-lanterns and cue up Chris Pavone’s NYT Bestselling thriller, The Expats, dubbed by The Guardian as being “Expertly and intricately plotted, with a story spiraling into disaster…”

With The Cuckoos Calling, J.K. Rowling left the wizarding world to write a crime novel that the New York Times says contains “propulsive suspense.”

Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl contains what Entertainment Weekly called “…a genuinely creepy villain you don’t see coming.” What could be a better for your Halloween night?

Neil Gaiman’s million-selling Young Adult novel The Graveyard Book stars a boy who from infancy was raised by ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens.

Learn the origins of Halloween and how our rituals came about through Ray Bradbury’s eerie novel The Halloween Tree.

Called by USA Today, “A story with a ratcheting sense of unease,” The Breakdown by B.A. Paris is certain to give you a good dose of chills.

New York Times bestselling author Ruth Ware (of The Woman in Cabin 10 fame) has a new thriller, The Lying Game, that is sure to keep you up at night.

 Jurassic Park’s, Michael Crichton returns to his paleontological roots in this Wild West thriller, Dragon Teeth.

Spend this Halloween traveling to sixteenth-century Spain, where you can visit the dangerous, high-stakes world of politics and religion in Matthew Carr’s The Devils of Cardona.

 If you like your murder mysteries British, then Susie Steiner’s Missing, Presumednamed one of the best books of the year by NPR—will be perfect for a hair-raising night.

Sometimes I Lie and Force of Nature Coming in 2018

We are excited to share extended audiobook excerpts of two forthcoming novels, Sometimes I Lie by Alice Freeney (Macmillan Audio; March 13, 2018) and Force of Nature by Jane Harper (Macmillan Audio; February 6, 2018).

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If you are a bookseller, complimentary Audiobook Listening Copies (ALCs) are available until November 30th. To register for the ALC program, contact bookstores@libro.fm.

Sometimes I Lie (ALC) • Force of Nature (ALC)


For publicity inquiries, contact Brisa Robinson at Macmillan.

September 2017 Audiobook Bestsellers

Libro.fm is proud to present the September 2017 audiobook bestseller list that captures what’s selling in independent bookstores nationwide.


Fiction

1. Mrs. Fletcher

By Tom Perrotta (Simon & Schuster Audio)


2. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

By Arundhati Roy (Penguin Random House Audio)


3. A Gentleman in Moscow

By Amor Towles (Penguin Random House Audio)


4. Camino Island

By John Grisham (Penguin Random House Audio)


5. Ready Player One

By Ernest Cline (Penguin Random House Audio)


6. Magpie Murders

By Anthony Horowitz (HarperCollins)


7. The Nix

By Nathan Hill (Penguin Random House Audio)


8. The Stone Sky

By N. K. Jemisin (Hachette Audio)


9. Meddling Kids

By Edgar Cantero (Penguin Random House Audio)


10. Lincoln in the Bardo

By George Saunders (Penguin Random House Audio)



Nonfiction

1. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

By Al Franken (Hachette Audio)


2. Theft by Finding

By David Sedaris (Hachette Audio)


3. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me

By Sherman Alexie (Hachette Audio)


4. Brain Rules for Aging Well

By John Medina (Pear Press)


5. Killers of the Flower Moon

By David Grann (Penguin Random House Audio)


6. Hunger

By Roxane Gay (HarperCollins)


7. Hillbilly Elegy

By J. D. Vance (HarperCollins)


8. The Book of Joy

By Douglas Carlton Abrams, Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu (Penguin Random House Audio)


9. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

By Mark Manson (HarperCollins)


10. Thinking, Fast and Slow

By Daniel Kahneman (Penguin Random House Audio)


The September 2017 audiobook bestseller list is based on sales through independent bookstore locations during the month of August 2017.

August 2017 Audiobook Bestsellers

Libro.fm is proud to present the August 2017 audiobook bestseller list that captures what’s selling in independent bookstores nationwide.

Fiction

1. Magpie Murders

By Anthony Horowitz (HarperCollins)


2. Lincoln in the Bardo

By George Saunders (Penguin Random House Audio)


3. A Gentleman in Moscow

By Amor Towles (Penguin Random House Audio)


4. The Hate U Give

By Angie Thomas (HarperCollins)


5. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

By by Gail Honeyman (Penguin Random House Audio)


6. Meddling Kids

By Edgar Cantero (Penguin Random House Audio)


7. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

By Arundhati Roy (Penguin Random House Audio)


8. American Gods

By Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins)


9. The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.

By Nicole Galland & Neal Stephenson (HarperCollins)


10. The Underground Railroad (Oprah’s Book Club)

By Colson Whitehead (Penguin Random House Audio)


Nonfiction

1. Theft by Finding

By David Sedaris (Hachette Audio)


2. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

By Al Franken (Hachette Audio)


3. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me

By Sherman Alexie (Hachette Audio)


4. Hunger

By Roxane Gay (HarperCollins)


5. Option B

By Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant (Penguin Random House Audio)


6. Hillbilly Elegy

By J. D. Vance (HarperCollins)


7. Bossypants

By Tina Fey (Hachette Audio)


8. Lab Girl

By Hope Jahren (Penguin Random House Audio)


9. Killers of the Flower Moon

By David Grann (Penguin Random House Audio)


10. Believe Me

By Eddie Izzard (Penguin Random House Audio)


The August 2017 audiobook bestseller list is based on sales through independent bookstore locations during the month of July 2017.

July Audiobook of the Month – Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) by David Sedaris

Our July Book of the Month is NYT bestselling author and Grammy nominated audiobook reader David Sedaris’s memoir, Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002). This new offering from one of America’s most celebrated humorists is filled with hilarious, heartbreaking, and thought-provoking entries culled from the diary he’s kept for decades. As the dates suggest, this first volume focuses on Sedaris’s early years, detailing how a drug-abusing dropout with a weakness for the International House of Pancakes and a chronic inability to hold down a real job became one of the funniest people on the planet.


“Theft by Finding is charming, refreshingly unpretentious, and flat-out addictive. Sedaris said in the intro that he meant for readers to dip in and out of this collection of diary entries (the first of two volumes!), but I couldn’t put it down. His pared-down observations are equal parts dark and darkly comedic, concealing and revealing. Theft by Finding surpassed my very high expectations, and I’m already feeling impatient for part two.”
Renee P, Powell’s Books, Portland, OR


 



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July 2017 Audiobook Bestsellers

Libro.fm is proud to present the July 2017 audiobook bestseller list that captures what’s selling in independent bookstores nationwide.


Fiction

1. Lincoln in the Bardo

by George Saunders (Penguin Random House Audio)


2. The Hate U Give

by Angie Thomas (HarperCollins)


3. Beartown

by Fredrik Backman (Simon & Schuster Audio)


4. All the Light We Cannot See

by Anthony Doerr (Simon & Schuster Audio)


5. The Queen of the Tearling

by Erika Johansen (HarperCollins)


6. The Underground Railroad (Oprah’s Book Club)

by Colson Whitehead (Penguin Random House Audio)


7. Magpie Murders

by Anthony Horowitz (HarperCollins)


8. A Rule Against Murder

by Louise Penny (Macmillan Audio)


9. The Beautiful Mystery

by Louise Penny (Macmillan Audio)


10. Commonwealth

by Ann Patchett (HarperCollins)


Nonfiction

1. Theft by Finding

by David Sedaris (Hachette Audio)


2. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

by Al Franken (Hachette Audio)


3. Hillbilly Elegy

by J. D. Vance (HarperCollins)


4. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me

by Sherman Alexie (Hachette Audio)


5. Hunger

by Roxane Gay (HarperCollins)


6. Origins

by Donald Goldsmith and Neil deGrasse Tyson (Blackstone Audio)


7. Hidden Figures

by Margot Lee Shetterly (HarperCollins)


8. Between the World and Me

by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Penguin Random House Audio)


9. Churchill and Orwell

by Thomas E. Ricks (Penguin Random House Audio)


10. Killers of the Flower Moon

by David Grann (Penguin Random House Audio)


The July 2017 audiobook bestseller list is based on sales through independent bookstore locations during the month of June 2017.

The magic of listening, now through local bookstores

Name a literary artist with a vision so powerful that their words have conjured a theme park based upon the world they imagined. There’s only one: J.K. Rowling. Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, her seven-part series chronicling young Potter’s heroic journey to rid the world of the evil Lord Voldemort continues to capture the hearts and minds of not just children, but adults as well. What child doesn’t yearn to attend the hallowed halls of Hogwarts? What parent doesn’t wish they could explore the nooks and crannies of Diagon Alley?

Now Libro.fm has partnered with Pottermore, J.K. Rowling’s digital publishing, e-commerce, entertainment, and news company, to offer eight Wizarding World digital audiobooks through independent bookstores nationwide. This announcement marks the first time independent bookstores in the United States have been able to offer the full Harry Potter digital audiobook collection (seven novels in the series) and the digital audiobook of the Fantastic Beasts Hogwarts Library book to their customers.

Who seeks the Sorcerer’s Stone? What lurks in the Chamber of Secrets? Should we fear or love the Prisoner of Azkaban, or for that matter, the Half-Blood Prince? And who can save New York City from such Fantastic Beasts?

Now you can listen and find out. Learn more at libro.fm/wizardingworld.

Audiobook of the Month: Make Your Bed

On May 17, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university’s slogan, “What starts here changes the world,” he shared the ten principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves-and the world-for the better.

Admiral McRaven’s original speech went viral with over 10 million views. Building on the core tenets laid out in his speech, McRaven’s Make Your Bed, read by the author, recounts tales from his own life and from those of people he encountered during his military service who dealt with hardship and made tough decisions with determination, compassion, honor, and courage. Told with great humility and optimism, this timeless book provides simple wisdom, practical advice, and words of encouragement that will inspire listeners to achieve more, even in life’s darkest moments.

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May 2017 Audiobook Bestsellers

Libro.fm has partnered with hundreds of independent bookstore locations to sell digital audiobooks. We are proud to present the May 2017 audiobook bestseller list that captures what’s selling in independent bookstores nationwide.

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Fiction

1. Lincoln in the Bardo

by George Saunders (Penguin Random House Audio)

2. The Women in the Castle

by Jessica Shattuck (HarperCollins)

3. A Gentleman in Moscow

by Amor Towles (Penguin Random House Audio)

4. Norse Mythology

by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins)

5. Commonwealth

by Ann Patchett (HarperCollins)

6. The Underground Railroad (Oprah’s Book Club)

by Colson Whitehead (Penguin Random House Audio)

7. Small Great Things

by Jodi Picoult (Penguin Random House Audio)

8. Exit West

by Mohsin Hamid (Penguin Random House Audio)

9. The Woman in Cabin 10

by Ruth Ware (Simon & Schuster Audio)

10. The Hate U Give

by Angie Thomas (HarperCollins)

 Extended List

Nonfiction

1. Hillbilly Elegy

by J. D. Vance (HarperCollins)

2. The Book of Joy

by Douglas Carlton Abrams, Dalai Lama, and Desmond Tutu (Penguin Random House Audio)

3. Alexander Hamilton

by Ron Chernow (Penguin Random House Audio)

4. Evicted

by Matthew Desmond (Penguin Random House Audio)

5. The Little Book of Hygge

by Meik Wiking (HarperCollins)

6. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

by Mark Manson (HarperCollins)

7. The Stranger in the Woods

by Michael Finkel (Penguin Random House Audio)

8. Nevertheless

by Alec Baldwin (HarperCollins)

9. You Are a Badass at Making Money

by Jen Sincero (Penguin Random House Audio)

10. Feminist Fight Club

by Jessica Bennett (HarperCollins)

 Extended List

The May 2017 audiobook bestseller list is based on sales through more than 300 independent bookstore locations during the month of April 2017.