All The Lonely People by Mike Gayle
Length: 12 hours, 20 minutes
Narrated by:Ben Onwukwe
Husband and wife Hubert Bird tells his daughter in Australia that his life in retirement is filled with fun and new friends when he talks on the phone. That’s not true. Hubert spends all day, every day, alone, and that’s the truth. Good news forces him out of his shell, so he has to make his real life look like his fake one. At some point on the way, he’ll have another chance at love, make new friends, and learn about a group of people who could help him stay lonely for good. This book will make you feel good and remind you that we’re all on our own journeys, together.
Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano
Length:9 hours 59 minutes
Narrated by:Angela Dawe
Finlay Donovan has a missed deadline, two wild kids, and an ex-husband who fired the nanny without telling her. He’s not killing it. So when she talks about the plot of her new thriller and is mistaken for a contract killer, she accepts an offer to “dispose” of a troubled husband in order to make ends meet. The thing about writing crime and doing crime is that they’re not the same thing at all, Finlay quickly learns. This comedy-thriller is witty, messy, fast-paced, and all around fun. You’ll be skipping bathroom breaks just to listen to it.
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Length: 10 hours, 39 minutes
Narrated by:Frankie Corzo
:: In the 1950s, Noemi, a beautiful young woman, leaves her glamorous life behind and moves to “High Place,” a squalid home in the country where her cousin, who recently married, lives. But Noemi isn’t afraid of the house, even when it starts to show up in her dreams and the walls smell of dark secrets. Noemi wants to find out the history of the house before it shuts them inside for good. This thriller is very atmospheric, and you’ll be sucked in right away. You might even miss exits as you hold your breath at the end because you’re so scared.
Rabbits by Terry Miles
Length:14 hours 5 minutes
Narrated by:Christine Lakin
Make sure you have a friend with you when you watch this mind-bending tech thriller. It’s based on a podcast of the same name. Rabbits is a game that takes place in a different world. The world is used as the board. A lot of people have died trying to beat the game since it started in 1959. K, a fan of the Rabbits, is asked to do something by billionaire Alan Scarpio, who claims to have won the game before. K needs to fix the game before it starts. But then Scarpio goes missing, K doesn’t meet the deadline, and a new game starts…with the fate of the universe in the balance. This is how it works:
Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert
Length:10 hours 51 minutes
Narrated by:Ione Butler
Because she thought some doves were trapped and needed to be freed, she wrecked a very expensive wedding. When her parents tell her to “act her age,” she tries to get a job as a chef at a B&B. This is what she does. Jacob Wayne, the owner of a B&B, is a fan of order and control. So he looks at Eve’s purple hair and says, “Hell no.” Until then, he didn’t want Eve in his life. He had a broken arm and an understaffed bed and breakfast, so he reluctantly let her into his life. A lot of people think Eve and Adam should not get along. But they both find that the more time they spend together, the more heat grows between them. This romance is a lot of fun, flirty, and sexy. You’ll be swooning the whole way to work.
One Two Three by Laurie Frankel
Length:14 hours 58 minutes
Narrated by:Emma Galvin,Jesse Vilinsky, andRebecca Soler
In Bourne, which is a small town, everyone knows each other. People love the Mitchell triplets. Monday, the town’s de facto bookseller now that the library has closed, is selling books to people in Bourne. Mab, who wants to get good grades so she can get out of Bourne, is just trying to get good grades so she can leave. Siblings watched their mother fight for justice after their town was contaminated by a chemical plant. When some new residents move in, they learn that there is more to the past than they thought. This heartfelt book will make you laugh and cry at the same time. It’s a good choice for anyone who travels through small towns with a unique history.
Clean Getaway by Nic Stone
Length:3 hours 56 minutes
Narrated by:Dion Graham
Story: What is better to listen to on a road trip? A spring break trip for 11-year-old William “Scoob” Lamar has to be scrapped because of bad weather. Instead, he and his grandmother go on a road trip together. Their teacher? Green Book: His grandma’s best friend, this is the book that tells him how to get home, but also important history and memories. During their trip through the South, Scoob learns more about things that aren’t what they seem, like his grandma. For short road trips, this is a must-listen, especially if you’re going through the same places as Scoob and his grandma.
Shit, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema by Lindy West
Length:7 hours 16 minutes
Narrated by:Lindy West
She talks about some of her favorite movies from the last 40 years in a conversation that feels like it’s going on in one direction. Is Twilight the sexiest movie ever?: She thinks about things like that. Zebras in The Lion King trust a lion to rule over them, so why do they? Lindy talks about how cultural shifts can change how we look at pop culture and whether it can stand up to both our own scrutiny and our feelings of love and affection for the things we used to love. You’ll most likely wipe away tears of laughter and have a list of movies to watch again when you get home.
Sadie by Courtney Summers
Length:7 hours 57 minutes
Narrated by:Dan Bittner,Fred Berman,Gabra Zackman, and Rebecca Soler
When Sadie was a child, her life wasn’t always easy, but she worked hard to give her little sister, Mattie, a normal life. That’s not the case when Mattie is found dead and the cops make a mistake in their investigation. Sadie is determined to solve the case on her own. It’s radio personality West McCray’s turn. He hears about Sadie’s story and wants to know what happened to Mattie so that it doesn’t happen to anyone else. Sadie’s narration and podcast format make this a great audiobook for people who like young adult mysteries. You’ll be hooked right up until the end.
The Bad Muslim Discount by Syed M. Masood
Length:12 hours 23 minutes
Narrated by:Pej VahdatandHend Ayoub
In 1995, Anvar’s family decides to move to California because fundamentalists in Pakistan are becoming more powerful and bold. There, his religious mother and brother fit right in with the local Indian community. Anvar, on the other hand, wants more. People in Baghdad are also going through hard times because of the war. A young girl named Safwa and her conservative father are going through a lot, and her path to America is very different from Anvar’s. So, of course, these two very different people will meet. Their lives will intertwine and change their community in this witty and provocative book about family, religion, and modern America. Two different narrators will make it easy for you to fall in love with Anvar and Safwa and their story.
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
Length:16 hours 21 minutes
Narrated by:Lauren FortgangandMichael David Axtell
Galaxy “Alex” Stern has been given a second chance. After dropping out of school, becoming a drug dealer, and becoming the only survivor of an unsolved mass murder, she’s been given a full ride to Yale. Then again, Alex isn’t naive. She knows there’s a problem. So when she moves to New Haven, she has to keep an eye on all eight of Yale’s secret groups. People who will one day run for office, be famous in Hollywood, or be powerful in the world go to these places all the time. They might be more sinister and real than she thought. Atmospheric, scary, and with a little mystery, this is great for a drive across the East Coast.
The Final Revival of Opal & Nev By Dawnie Walton
Length:13 hours 16 minutes
Janina Edwards,Bahni Turpin, James Langton, André De Shields, Dennis Boutsikaris, Steve West, Gabra Zackman, and more narrate the book.
What it’s about:Opal doesn’t want to live a typical 9-to-5 life. She wants to be a star, even if her Afro-punk style makes her stand out. To make things even better, she agrees to work with a British singer-songwriter by the name of Neville. But when their record company signs a rival band that has no problem waving a Confederate flag around, Opal’s open protest leads to death. It’s been years since Opal and Nev last played together, but a journalist’s research into their past might uncover some dark secrets. A riveting story that’s told through interviews makes the audiobook format the best way to read it. You’ll think you’re listening to a documentary and not a piece of fiction.