This month’s Emmy Awards celebrated some of the greatest storytelling that television has to offer. If you’re all caught up on your viewing, you may be wondering where to turn next.
Below, find audiobook pairings for acclaimed Emmy winners, beloved nominees, and today’s buzziest new series.
Want to jump to a show you loved?
black-ish | Hacks | Pose | Ted Lasso | This Is Us | I May Destroy You | Bridgerton | Lovecraft Country | Mare of Easttown | The Underground Railroad | The Crown | The Handmaid’s Tale | Reservation Dogs | LuLaRich | Only Murders in the Building | White Lotus
This perennial favorite and these book pairings are perfect for anyone looking for warm-hearted but provocative stories that explore race, friendship, and family.
By Emmanuel Acho • Narrated by the author
By Leah Johnson • Narrated by Alaska Jackson
Empowered women, humor, cringe-inducing situations, a little bit of career advice: these memoirs have it all.
By Mindy Kaling • Narrated by the author, B. J. Novak, Michael Schur & Brenda Withers
By Joan Rivers • Narrated by the author
These audiobooks are the perfect companion for anyone who loves the found family and the drama of Pose.
By Janet Mock • Narrated by the author
By Rakesh Satyal • Narrated by Amol Shah
Who isn’t looking for feel-good stories with characters who are genuinely trying their best? These books will make you grin.
By Lyssa Kay Adams • Narrated by Andrew Eiden & Maxwell Caulfield
By Kerry Winfrey • Narrated by Patti Murin
This Is Us
Family dramas will never go out of style. These stories are dishy and messy, but still manage to depict the intense love between family members.
By Celeste Ng • Narrated by Jennifer Lim
By Maggie O’Farrell • Narrated by Saskia Maarleveld & Graham Rowat
I May Destroy You
If you were moved by this show’s deeply felt examination of rape culture and evocative coming-of-age story, give these audiobooks a try.
By Raven Leilani • Narrated by Ariel Blake
By Chanel Miller • Narrated by the author
Whether you want to learn more about the enthralling origins of debutante culture or escape into a historical romance, these audiobooks will give you all the Bridgerton vibes. You also also listen to the audiobooks that the show is based on, too!
By Kristen Richardson • Narrated by Cassandra Campbell
By Olivia Waite • Narrated by Morag Sims
While tackling social issues through horror isn’t new, it’s definitely having a moment. These audiobooks offer twists and thrills alongside astute cultural commentary.
By Alyssa Cole • Narrated by Susan Dalian & Jay Aaseng
By Zakiya Dalila Harris • Narrated by Aja Naomi King, Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Heather Alicia Simms & Bahni Turpin
Mare of Easttown
This small-town mystery took television by storm. Luckily for those of us who loved it, there are plenty of gritty, twisty novels to capture our attention in the same way.
By Liz Moore • Narrated by Allyson Ryan
By Paula McClain • Narrated by Marin Ireland
The Underground Railroad
Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Underground Railroad, was adapted beautifully for the screen this year. For more stories of enslaved peoples’ resistance and resilience, try one of these audiobooks.
By James McBride • Narrated by Michael Boatman
By Erica Armstrong Dunbar • Narrated by Robin Miles
The latest season of The Crown offered a mix of royal glamour and raw political realities of the 1980s. Whichever strikes your interest, these audiobooks are a great extension of the series.
By Douglas Stuart • Narrated by Angus King
By Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan • Narrated by Christine Lakin
The Handmaid’s Tale
There’s no shortage of feminist dystopias on today’s bookshelves. These two are gripping one their own or as companions to the award-winning show.
By Louise Erdrich • Narrated by the author
By Leni Zumas • Narrated by Karissa Vacker
Delve into more Indigenous story-telling through one of these gripping and emotional mysteries.
By David Heska Wanbli Weiden • Narrated by Darrell Dennis
By Angeline Boulley • Narrated by Isabella Star LaBlanc
Whether on the screen or on the page, there’s nothing as compulsively bingeable as a scandal.
Only Murders in the Building
Our cultural fascination with true crime has gone meta with behind the scenes revelations of popular true crime podcasts and stories about crime fanatics taking matters into their own hands.
By Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark • Narrated by the authors & Paul Giamatti
By Richard Osman • Narrated by Lesley Manville
Whether you’re looking for a vacation-gone-wrong plot or satirical commentary on class systems and work culture, these books are for you.
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