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Audiobooks
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Sometimes you just need someone to tell you a story. Enter: the audiobook. Press play on a great audiobook, and it will send your imagination to places it’s never been before. Whether you’re listening on a road trip or while making dinner, the stories our favorite audiobooks tell us can be welcome reprieves from mundane or home-bound days. We’ve collected some of our favorites, from fiction and nonfiction for adults to audiobooks for kids, mystery lovers, and comedy fans. Press play on a great audiobook today, and let it tell you a story. Let it transport you. Your ears will thank you. Happy listening!

Fiction

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (To buy: amazon.com)

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (To buy: amazon.com)

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett (To buy: amazon.com)

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (To buy: amazon.com)

Circe by Madeline Miller (To buy: amazon.com)

Nonfiction

I’ll Have What She’s Having: How Nora Ephron’s Films Saved the Romantic Comedy by Erin Carlson (To buy: amazon.com)

The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature by David George Haskell (To buy: amazon.com)

Dust Tracks on a Road by Zora Neale Hurston (To buy: amazon.com)

Educated by Tara Westover (To buy: amazon.com)

The Source of Self-Regard by Toni Morrison (To buy: amazon.com)

Classics

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (To buy: amazon.com)

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (To buy: amazon.com)

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (To buy: amazon.com)

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (To buy: amazon.com)

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (To buy: amazon.com)

Children’s Books

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (To buy: amazon.com)

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White (To buy: amazon.com)

Matilda by Roald Dahl (To buy: amazon.com)

Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan (To buy: amazon.com)

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (To buy: amazon.com)

Comedy

Calypso by David Sedaris (To buy: amazon.com)

I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron (To buy: amazon.com)

Bossypants by Tina Fey (To buy: amazon.com)

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? And Other Concerns by Mindy Kaling (To buy: amazon.com)

Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson (To buy: amazon.com)

Historical Fiction

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (To buy: amazon.com)

The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo (To buy: amazon.com)

The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott (To buy: amazon.com)

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (To buy: amazon.com)

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee (To buy: amazon.com)

Mysteries

Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (To buy: amazon.com)

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (To buy: amazon.com)

A Perfect Spy by John le Carré (To buy: amazon.com)

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke (To buy: amazon.com)

The Secret Place by Tana French (To buy: amazon.com)

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What audiobooks are you listening to lately? What’s up next on your to-read or to-listen list?