Audiobooks We’re Thankful For

Happy November! In a season of gratitude, we’re reflecting on how thankful we are for our customers, our bookstore partners, and, of course, audiobooks.

We asked several of our bookseller partners to share an audiobook that they’re thankful for and why they are thankful for that particular audiobook. Here are their answers:

American Wolf

By Nate Blakeslee • Narrated by Mark Bramhall
“The story itself is just incredible, but Mark’s narration just took it to a whole other level. Still one of my favorite audio books of all time.” Mary, Anderson’s Bookshop


By Mary Karr • Narrated by The Author
“Mary Karr reading her memoir, LIT, is, well, lit.” Angel, Sunrise Books

A Dirty Job

By Christopher Moore • Narrated by Fisher Stevens
“My boy is dyslexic and has an audio processing issue. He wanted to read so badly but just wasn’t able to until middle school. Somewhere we got an audible of A Dirty Job, and he found he was able to read along with the audio. It was the moment the lightbulb for reading went off for him. It’s still hard, but he loves to read and I will never forget the moment he figured out he could because of this audio.” Cindi, Ink Spell Books

The Line Tender

By Kate Allen • Narrated by Jenna Lamia
“Wow. What a reader. you’d never know it was a middle grade novel.” Dana, Snowbound Books

How to Forget

By Kate Mulgrew • Narrated by The Author
“Myself and my husband have aging grandparents that our parents and older relatives are supporting, and listening to the experiences of someone in their shoes was enlightening. A must-listen for the children of people who have stepped into the role of caretaker (as well as for the caretakers and everyone else).” Laura, The Red Hen Bookshop

Spinning Silver

By Naomi Novik • Narrated by Lisa Flanagan
“It is so beautifully read, with such nuance that you can even tell when the narration is changing character without it being mentioned explicitly. So atmospheric, and absolutely captivating to listen to.” Shoshana, Flashlight Books

The Book of Delights

By Ross Gay • Narrated by The Author
“If I’m having a crappy day/week/month/eternity, listening to Ross Gay regale me with his delight in the little things and the big things, the ridiculous and the sublime, the beautiful and the kind of gross never fails to elevate my mood.” Billie, Third Street Books

Tell Me A Story

By Cassandra King Conroy • Narrated by Susan Bennett
“Delightful story that included so many other authors, books, writing, and joy. Often funny with poignant moments through their marriage, I have gone on to listen to books by both authors.” Tricia, Mostly Books

The Only Plane in the Sky

By Garrett M. Graff & Holter Graham • Narrated by A Full 45-person Cast
“This is jaw-dropping and heartbreaking.” Julie, Warwick’s


By Holly George-Warren • Narrated by Nina Arianda
Janis was amazing! I’ve loved her music for a long time but didn’t really know as much about her as I thought I did. This book is so well-researched with info from family, friends, bandmates, archives, interviews, and the MANY letters that she wrote that I feel like she is alive and telling her own story. Though it ended in tragedy, there were so many happy and uplifting times in her life. I LOVED IT!” Sarah, Iconoclast Books & Gifts

Madi Mullen is the Social Media Manager at She enjoys reading and listening to books, writing, and playing beach volleyball. As a PNW native, she loves every season and gets outside as much as possible to enjoy it with her family and friends.

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