August 2018 Audiobook Bestsellers

Libro.fm is proud to present the August 2018 audiobook bestseller list that captures what’s selling in independent bookstores nationwide.

Find your next great audiobook below or by viewing the top 50 bestsellers and pre-order bestseller list.


Fiction

1. Less

by Andrew Sean Greer (Hachette Audio)


2. There There

by Tommy Orange (Penguin Random House Audio)


3. The Death of Mrs. Westaway

by Ruth Ware (Simon & Schuster Audio)


4. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

by Gail Honeyman (Penguin Random House Audio)


5. A Gentleman in Moscow

by Amor Towles (Penguin Random House Audio)


6. Pachinko

by Min Jin Lee (Hachette Audio)


7. Lincoln in the Bardo

by George Saunders (Penguin Random House Audio)


8. Magpie Murders

by Anthony Horowitz (HarperCollins)


9. Circe

by Madeline Miller (Hachette Audio)


10. Crazy Rich Asians

by Kevin Kwan (Penguin Random House Audio)


Nonfiction

1. Calypso

by David Sedaris (Hachette Audio)


2. Educated

by Tara Westover (Penguin Random House Audio)


3. How to Change Your Mind

by Michael Pollan (Penguin Random House Audio)


4. The Soul of America

by Jon Meacham (Penguin Random House Audio)


5. Killers of the Flower Moon

by David Grann (Penguin Random House Audio)


6. Fascism: A Warning

by Madeleine Albright (HarperCollins)


7. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark

by Michelle McNamara (HarperCollins)


8. The World as It Is

by Ben Rhodes (Penguin Random House Audio)


9. Kitchen Confidential

by Anthony Bourdain (Penguin Random House Audio)


10. Yes We (Still) Can

by Dan Pfeiffer (Hachette Audio)


The August 2018 audiobook bestseller list is based on sales through independent bookstore locations during the month of July 2018.

July 2018 Audiobook Bestsellers

Libro.fm is proud to present the July 2018 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. Less

by Andrew Sean Greer (Hachette Audio)


3. Pachinko

by Min Jin Lee (Hachette Audio)


4. The Death of Mrs. Westaway

by Ruth Ware (Simon & Schuster Audio)


5. Circe

by Madeline Miller (Hachette Audio)


6. There There

by Tommy Orange (Penguin Random House Audio)


7. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

by Gail Honeyman (Penguin Random House Audio)


8. The President Is Missing

by Bill Clinton, James Patterson (Hachette Audio)


9. The Woman in the Window

by A. J. Finn (HarperCollins)


10. The Word is Murder

by Anthony Horowitz (HarperCollins)


Nonfiction

1. Calypso

by David Sedaris (Hachette Audio)


2. Educated

by Tara Westover (Penguin Random House Audio)


3. How to Change Your Mind

by Michael Pollan (Penguin Random House Audio)


4. Kitchen Confidential

by Anthony Bourdain (Penguin Random House Audio)


5. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark

by Michelle McNamara (HarperCollins)


6. The World as It Is

by Ben Rhodes (Penguin Random House Audio)


7. The Soul of America

by Jon Meacham (Penguin Random House Audio)


8. Just Mercy

by Bryan Stevenson (Penguin Random House Audio)


9. Robin

by Dave Itzkoff (Macmillan Audio)


10. Barracoon

by Zora Neale Hurston (HarperCollins)


The July 2018 audiobook bestseller list is based on sales through independent bookstore locations during the month of June 2018.

June 2018 Audiobook Bestsellers

Libro.fm is proud to present the June 2018 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. Circe

by Madeline Miller (Hachette Audio)


3. Less

by Andrew Sean Greer (Hachette Audio)


4. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

by Gail Honeyman (Penguin Random House Audio)


5. Tangerine

by Christine Mangan (HarperCollins)


6. Before We Were Yours

by Lisa Wingate (Penguin Random House Audio)


7. The Female Persuasion

by Meg Wolitzer (Penguin Random House Audio)


8. Children of Blood and Bone

by Tomi Adeyemi (Macmillan Audio)


9. The Great Alone

by Kristin Hannah (Macmillan Audio)


10. The Woman in the Window

by A. J. Finn (HarperCollins)


Nonfiction

1. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark

by Michelle McNamara (HarperCollins)


2. Educated

by Tara Westover (Penguin Random House Audio)


3. How to Change Your Mind

by Michael Pollan (Penguin Random House Audio)


4. The Soul of America

by Jon Meacham (Penguin Random House Audio)


5. Barracoon

by Zora Neale Hurston (HarperCollins)


6. Killers of the Flower Moon

by David Grann (Penguin Random House Audio)


7. A Higher Loyalty

by James Comey (Macmillan Audio)


8. The Feather Thief

by Kirk Wallace Johnson (Penguin Random House Audio)


9. Fascism: A Warning

by Madeleine Albright (HarperCollins)


10. Not That Bad

by Roxane Gay (HarperCollins)


The June 2018 audiobook bestseller list is based on sales through independent bookstore locations during the month of May 2018.

May 2018 Audiobook Bestsellers

Libro.fm is proud to present the May 2018 audiobook bestseller list that captures what’s selling in independent bookstores nationwide.


Fiction

1. Circe

by Madeline Miller (Hachette Audio)


2. The Female Persuasion

by Meg Wolitzer (Penguin Random House Audio)


3. A Gentleman in Moscow

by Amor Towles (Penguin Random House Audio)


4. Lincoln in the Bardo

by George Saunders (Penguin Random House Audio)


5. The Great Alone

by Kristin Hannah (Macmillan Audio)


6. Little Fires Everywhere

by Celeste Ng (Penguin Random House Audio)


7. The Song of Achilles

by Madeline Miller (HarperCollins)


8. Before We Were Yours

by Lisa Wingate (Penguin Random House Audio)


9. The Immortalists

by Chloe Benjamin (Penguin Random House Audio)


10. Children of Blood and Bone

by Tomi Adeyemi (Macmillan Audio)


Nonfiction

1. A Higher Loyalty

by James Comey (Macmillan Audio)

2. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark

by Michelle McNamara (HarperCollins)


3. Educated

by Tara Westover (Penguin Random House Audio)


4. Fascism: A Warning

by Madeleine Albright (HarperCollins)


5. Killers of the Flower Moon

by David Grann (Penguin Random House Audio)


6. The Recovering

by Leslie Jamison (Hachette Audio)


7. Russian Roulette

by Michael Isikoff and David Corn (Hachette Audio)


8. The Soul of an Octopus

by Sy Montgomery (HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books and Atria Books)


9. Sapiens

by Yuval Noah Harari (HarperCollins)


10. Brain Rules (Updated and Expanded)

by John Medina (Pear Press)


The May 2018 audiobook bestseller list is based on sales through independent bookstore locations during the month of April 2018.

April 2018 Audiobook Bestsellers

Libro.fm is proud to present the April 2018 audiobook bestseller list that captures what’s selling in independent bookstores nationwide.


Fiction

1. Little Fires Everywhere

by Celeste Ng (Penguin Random House Audio)


2. A Wrinkle in Time

by Madeleine L’Engle (Penguin Random House Audio)


3. Lincoln in the Bardo

by George Saunders (Penguin Random House Audio)


4. A Gentleman in Moscow

by Amor Towles (Penguin Random House Audio)


5. The Woman in the Window

by A. J. Finn (HarperCollins)


6. Children of Blood and Bone

by Tomi Adeyemi (Macmillan Audio)


7. Before We Were Yours

by Lisa Wingate (Penguin Random House Audio)


8. The Immortalists

by Chloe Benjamin (Penguin Random House Audio)


9. The Hate U Give

by Angie Thomas (HarperCollins)


10. Sing, Unburied, Sing

by Jesmyn Ward (Simon & Schuster Audio)


Nonfiction

1. Educated

by Tara Westover (Penguin Random House Audio)


2. Killers of the Flower Moon

by David Grann (Penguin Random House Audio)


3. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark

by Michelle McNamara (HarperCollins)


4. Russian Roulette

by Michael Isikoff and David Corn (Hachette Audio)


5. The Last Black Unicorn

by Tiffany Haddish (Simon & Schuster Audio)


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

by Mark Manson (HarperCollins)


7. Enlightenment Now

by Steven Pinker (Penguin Random House Audio)


8. Braving the Wilderness

by Brené Brown (Penguin Random House Audio)


9. Sapiens

by Yuval Noah Harari (HarperCollins)


10. Leonardo da Vinci

by Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster Audio)


The April 2018 audiobook bestseller list is based on sales through independent bookstore locations during the month of March 2018.

Audiobooks for Cats

Libro.fm is now offering Audiobooks for Cats!

Audiobooks for dogs? They’ll listen to anything—they’re easy to please and always happy to oblige, with tail wags galore. The real challenge? Audiobooks for cats. These fine felines will make you work for it. Those who view them as challenging or hifalutin are right: the feline is selective, loyal, and highly discerning when it comes to literature.

We like to think of it as feline independence.

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Listen Before it’s Cool

The cat voices you’ll hear were hand-selected by experts who captured natural ambiance from catnip fields at local farms. Played through the latest scratch-pad speakers, these tracks are the latest in kitten culture.

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Cats Can’t Read

Don’t let the blue and green slow-blinks fool you. With cat eyeglass technology lagging, your felines can now get their story fix through audiobooks. What could be better than closing one’s eyes to the story of Puss In Boots?

Start Listening for Free


Cat Nip Companion

Audiobooks and a fresh satchel of nip make the perfect pairing. Let your cat’s paws curl in relaxation, or even better, let them knead a human neck while taking in the aroma of nepetalactone and listening to one of our classic audiobooks.

Audiobooks are Purr-fect


“Every time I came home Snickers would have torn the curtains to shreds. Now that she has audiobooks, not only are the curtains in one piece but she’s vacuumed the house and washed the dishes. She’s a good girl now, aren’t you snickerbickers… yes you are.”
Christie K. / Seattle, WA


Give your feline friend 15 minutes of fame!
When you post a photo on Instagram of your cat enjoying audiobooks with the hashtags #audiobooksforcats, #felineindependence, and #meowforbookstores, they will also make a guest appearance on the Libro.fm Catstagram!

March 2018 Audiobook Bestsellers

Libro.fm is proud to present the March 2018 audiobook bestseller list that captures what’s selling in independent bookstores nationwide.


Fiction

1. The Woman in the Window

by A. J. Finn (HarperCollins)


2. Pachinko

by Min Jin Lee (Hachette Audio)


3. Little Fires Everywhere

by Celeste Ng (Penguin Random House Audio)


4. The Immortalists

by Chloe Benjamin (Penguin Random House Audio)


5. A Wrinkle in Time

by Madeleine L’Engle (Penguin Random House Audio)


6. An American Marriage

by Tayari Jones (HighBridge; Recorded Books; Algonquin Books)


7. Lincoln in the Bardo

by George Saunders (Penguin Random House Audio)


8. The Great Alone

by Kristin Hannah (Macmillan Audio)


9. The Hate U Give

by Angie Thomas (HarperCollins)


10. Sing, Unburied, Sing

by Jesmyn Ward (Simon & Schuster Audio)


Nonfiction

1. The Line Becomes a River

by Francisco Cantú (Penguin Random House Audio)


2. Sapiens

by Yuval Noah Harari (HarperCollins)


3. Hillbilly Elegy

by J. D. Vance (HarperCollins)


4. Just Mercy

by Bryan Stevenson (Penguin Random House Audio)


5. The Long Haul

by Finn Murphy (HighBridge, Recorded Books, W.W. Norton)


6. Alexander Hamilton

by Ron Chernow (Penguin Random House Audio)


7. Killers of the Flower Moon

by David Grann (Penguin Random House Audio)


8. Norse Mythology

by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins)


9. Hunger

by Roxane Gay (HarperCollins)


10. Never Split the Difference

by Chris Voss & Tahl Raz (HarperCollins)


The March 2018 audiobook bestseller list is based on sales through independent bookstore locations during the month of February 2018.

Bookseller Interview: Ann Seaton (Hicklebee’s)

Ann Seaton, a bookseller at Libro.fm partner store Hicklebee’s in San Jose, California, loves listening to audiobooks while traveling, whether by car or plane! Her advice to someone who hasn’t listened to audiobooks? “Give it a try…it’s just another way to experience a great story.”


Listen to Ann’s Recommendations:

The Book of Dust

by Philip Pullman

The Nightingale

by Kristin Hannah

February 2018 Audiobook Bestsellers

Libro.fm is proud to present the February 2018 audiobook bestseller list that captures what’s selling in independent bookstores nationwide.


1. The Power

by Naomi Alderman (Hachette Audio)


2. The Woman in the Window

by A. J. Finn (HarperCollins)


3. Lincoln in the Bardo

by George Saunders (Penguin Random House Audio)


4. Pachinko

by Min Jin Lee (Hachette Audio)


5. A Gentleman in Moscow

by Amor Towles (Penguin Random House Audio)


6. Little Fires Everywhere

by Celeste Ng (Penguin Random House Audio)


7. The Immortalists

by Chloe Benjamin (Penguin Random House Audio)


8. Manhattan Beach

by Jennifer Egan (Simon & Schuster Audio)


9. The Hate U Give

by Angie Thomas (HarperCollins)


10. The Underground Railroad

by Colson Whitehead (Penguin Random House Audio)


Nonfiction

1. Fire and Fury

by Michael Wolff (Macmillan Audio)


2. We Were Eight Years in Power

by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Penguin Random House Audio)


3. Leonardo da Vinci

by Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster Audio)


4. Braving the Wilderness

by Brené Brown (Penguin Random House Audio)


5. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

by Neil deGrasse Tyson (Blackstone Audio)


6. Lab Girl

Hope Jahren (Penguin Random House Audio)


7. When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

by Daniel H. Pink (Penguin Random House Audio)


8. What Happened

by Hillary Clinton (Simon & Schuster Audio)


9. Tattoos on the Heart

by Gregory Boyle (Recorded Books)


10. Grant

by Ron Chernow (Penguin Random House Audio)


The February 2018 audiobook bestseller list is based on sales through independent bookstore locations during the month of January 2018.

Finn Murphy Interview

Finn Murphy—known by his trucker handle U-Turn—has enjoyed a fascinating view of the American experience from the driver’s seat of his 53-foot eighteen wheeler, Cassidy. More than thirty years ago, he dropped out of college to become a long-haul trucker, and since then has covered more than a million miles of asphalt.

His memoir, The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road, details the ups and downs of his travels back and forth across the country, moving people’s belongings in and out of every nook and cranny of the States. In describing the stories filling the book, the New York Times notes, “how astonishing they are, and how moving, and how funny, and how just plain weird.” Filled with compelling characters from every cross-section of American life, The Long Haul is a riveting portrayal of a life spent traveling the wide expanses of our open roads and the tight, heavily-trafficked streets of our cities.

Libro.fm: What was the genesis of writing The Long Haul?

Finn Murphy: Well the genesis—particularly in the framework of this conversation—is my book started out on audio. I had one of those old cassette micro recorders, and at the end of my work day, I would talk into it just to unwind. Then I started talking into it while I was driving, describing things I was seeing. Then I started carrying it with me on my moving jobs and recording conversations with the people I was moving, and my moving crews—and that’s when it started getting really good, these illegal, surreptitious recordings. Over the decades I accumulated scores and scores of audiotapes. I had them transcribed and ended up with over 800 pages of stuff. That formed the genesis of the book.

Finn at a recent event, with his rig in the background.

L: What first captured you about long haul trucking as a job?

F: That there wasn’t anybody tapping me on the shoulder telling me what to do. I came from a very regimented and structured Irish Catholic family. And when I wasn’t with my family, I went to a very regimented and structured parochial school. And then my first job was with a local moving company owned by a Mr. Callahan who was also part of the church, so I lived in this phalanx of control. Then I took a road trip with a driver to Virginia Beach from Connecticut when I was eighteen, and it was probably the first time in my life that there wasn’t somebody telling me what to do. The driver told me about the life of a long haul trucker and I was like, “Oh, wow…yeah, let’s cut all the strings here and get free.”

L: So how do you fill those long hours driving the truck?

F: I use radio, I use NPR, I use local radio for traffic—I don’t trust the GPS systems—and then I use audiobooks. Audiobooks have been my savior.

L: Do you have any audiobook recommendations?

F: Here’s a general recommendation: try listening to a book that you found inaccessible in print for some reason—like Ulysses by James Joyce or The Harry Potter books. I couldn’t access either one of those by reading them. But the audio versions of those are just amazing. So if there’s a book in your personal pantheon of cultural stuff you need to check off but weren’t able to do so by reading, try the audio, because a lot of times you can break through that way. I have to say that though I did like the Harry Potter books, I still have found Ulysses inaccessible.

L: As have many!

F: Infinite Jest I have on Libro.fm, too, and I haven’t quite completed that one.

L: That’s another one of those that often lays uncompleted on the shelf.

F: Yes, always mentioned but never read.

Finn at the wheel of Cassidy.

L: You’ve just completed a 10,000 mile book tour through 60 cities. What surprised you most about the reception to your book?

F: The biggest surprise was how much people liked it. I was girding myself for an onslaught of other opinions, largely from my trucker brothers. My book is funny and breezy but it also has some serious parts. I take a few shots here and there, and I thought that those shots would come back to me. But no, everybody love it, I was just amazed. I was in the New York Times Book Review twice, the New Yorker…I mean, I’m just this trucker guy. I’m just thrilled. It’s like a Cinderella story.