Audiobooks for AAPI Heritage Month

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month! We are here to highlight some of our AAPI authors and voice actors. Dive into these audiobooks and hit play any time of year!

Five Broken Blades

Written by Mai Corland

Performed by Donald Chang, Greg Chun, Zion Jang, Sophie Oda, Jaine Ye, and Roger Yeh

Published by Recorded Books

It’s the season for treason … The king of Yusan must die.

The five most dangerous liars in the land have been mysteriously summoned to work together for a single objective: to kill the god king Joon. He has it coming. Under his merciless immortal hand, the nobles flourish, while the poor and innocent are imprisoned, ruined…or sold.

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The Murder of Mr. Ma

Written by John Shen Yen Nee and S.J. Rozan

Performed by Daniel York Loh

Published by Recorded Books

For fans of Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes films, this stunning, swashbuckling series opener by a powerhouse duo of authors is at once comfortingly familiar and tantalizingly new.

Two unlikely allies race through the cobbled streets of 1920s London in search of a killer targeting Chinese immigrants.

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Smoke and Ashes: Opium’s Hidden Histories

Written by Amitav Ghosh

Performed by Ranjit Madgavkar

Published by Recorded Books

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2024 by Foreign Policy, Literary Hub, and The Millions

Ghosh unravels the impact of the opium trade on global history and in his own family―the climax of a yearslong project. Smoke and Ashes is at once a travelogue, a memoir, and an essay in history, drawing on decades of archival research

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The Surviving SkyThe Surviving Sky (The Surviving Sky, Book 1)

Written by Kritika H. Rao

Performed by Sharmila Devar and Pranshu Mishra

Published by Recorded Books

Enter a lush world of cataclysmic storms, planet-wide jungles, floating cities and devastating magic in this first book of an explosive new science fantasy trilogy.

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With My Back to the World

Written by Victoria Chang

Performed by Catherine Ho

Published by Tantor Audio

A new collection of poetry inspired by the work of Agnes Martin, exploring topics of feminism, art, depression, and grief, by the author of the prizewinning collection Obit.

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The Brides of High Hill (The Singing Hills Cycle, Book 5)

Written by Nghi Vo

Performed by Cindy Kay

Published by Tantor Audio

Nghi Vo’s Hugo Award-winning Singing Hills Cycle returns with a standalone gothic mystery that unfolds in the empire of Ahn.

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