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.

The #2 Bestselling Audiobook of 2017: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

The #2 Bestselling Audiobook of 2017, A Gentleman in Moscow is the story of Count Alexander Rostov, who in 1922 is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal and sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. This transporting novel relates the counts endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.


“Through Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov’s ordinary encounters and activities within the bounds of the four walls of post-revolutionary Moscow’s Metropol Hotel, where he is under house arrest, Towles deftly guides readers across a century of Russian history, from the Bolshevik uprising to the dawn of the nuclear age under Krushchev. Grandiloquent language and drama reminiscent of Tolstoy gradually give way to action and tradecraft suggestive of le Carré in this lovely and entertaining tale of one man’s determination to maintain his dignity and passion for life, even after being stripped of his title, belongings, and freedom. Reading A Gentleman in Moscow is pure pleasure!”

—Becky Dayton, The Vermont Book Shop, Middlebury, VT



The top 10 audiobook bestseller list is based on sales through independent bookstore locations in 2017.