Most Anticipated Audiobooks of 2019
Wondering which 2019 audiobooks you should add to your wishlist? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered. These upcoming audiobook releases are the ones everybody is talking about!
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By Dana Czapnik
Bestselling author and co-owner of Parnassus Books Ann Patchett says, “The story of a girl basketball player in her senior year of high school New York City, the novel is openhearted, fiercely intelligent, and has restored my faith in pretty much everything.”
By Marlon James
“If I had to pick one word to describe this book, it would be feral,” says Linda of Sherman-Nurick of Cellar Door Books. “James creates a fantastical Africa that invokes the violence and brutality of the old world, but wraps it in delicate layers of myth and magic that make the reader want to cozy up to the savagery in order to get a better look.”
By Valeria Luiselli
This emotionally resonant, fiercely imaginative new audiobook is about a family whose road trip across America collides with an immigration crisis at the southwestern border. Anne Holman of The King’s English Bookshop says: “This is unlike any other book I’ve read lately. All four characters are so vivid in my mind that it feels like we were all in the Volvo together and maybe my cardboard box was in among theirs.”
By Lisa See
Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends that come from very different backgrounds. When they are old enough, they begin working in the sea with their village’s all-female diving collective, beginning a life of excitement and responsibility but also danger. Little do the two friends know that after surviving hundreds of dives and developing the closest of bonds, forces outside their control will push their friendship to the breaking point.
By Alex Michaelides
This shocking audiobook tells the story of a woman’s act of violence against her husband—and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive. Kristin Bates of McLean and Eakin Booksellers says, “It’s an edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller sure to keep you questioning until the very end. And, then some…”
By Whitney Scharer
This is the story of Vogue model turned renowned photographer Lee Miller, and her search to forge a new identity as an artist after a life spent as a muse. “So impressed with this book, especially the portrait Scharer has created of Lee Miller,” says Kathy Crowley of Belmont Books. “The structure of the book allows us not only to understand her relationship to Man Ray, but, with the interspersed flash-forward scenes of her war photography, etc, we get the full sense of a complex, brilliant and troubled artist.”
By Lauren Wilkinson
It’s 1986, the heart of the Cold War, and Marie Mitchell is an intelligence officer with the FBI. She’s brilliant, but she’s also a young black woman working in an old boys’ club. When she’s given the opportunity to join a shadowy task force aimed at undermining Thomas Sankara, the charismatic revolutionary president of Burkina Faso whose Communist ideology has made him a target for American intervention, she says yes.
By Etaf Rum
Three generations of Palestinian-American women living in Brooklyn are torn between individual desire and the strict mores of Arab culture in this powerful debut—a heart-wrenching story of love, intrigue, courage, and betrayal that will resonate with women from all backgrounds, giving voice to the silenced and agency to the oppressed
By Helen Oyeyemi
Influenced by the mysterious place gingerbread holds in classic children’s stories, beloved novelist Helen Oyeyemi invites listeners into a delightful tale of a surprising family legacy, in which the inheritance is a recipe.
By Taylor Jenkins Reid
A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup.
By Angie Thomas
Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least win her first battle. But it’s hard to get your come up when you’re labeled a hoodlum at school, and your fridge at home is empty after your mom loses her job. So Bri pours her anger and frustration into her first song, which goes viral…for all the wrong reasons.
By Margaret Atwood
In this brilliant sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, acclaimed author Margaret Atwood answers the question that has tantalized readers for decades: What happens to Offred?