Bestselling Audiobooks of 2023
November 7, 2023
Listen to some of the most popular audiobooks of the year, including Oprah’s Book Club Pick, long-awaited releases from beloved authors, sequels to which listeners have been counting down, and titles that are being adapted for screen. All of these bestsellers are available now wherever audiobooks are sold.
Written by Abraham Verghese
Performed by Abraham Verghese
OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
From the New York Times–bestselling author of Cutting for Stone comes a stunning and magisterial epic of love, faith, and medicine, set in Kerala, South India, and following three generations of a family seeking the answers to a strange secret.
Written by Patrick Rothfuss
Performed by Nick Podehl and the author
#1 New York Times-bestselling phenomenon Patrick Rothfuss returns to the wildly popular Kingkiller Chronicle universe with a stunning reimagining of The Lightning Tree. Follow the Kingkiller Chronicle’s most charming fae as he schemes his way through the small town of Newarre. While Bast cares nothing for the laws of man, he is beholden to older, deeper laws. And despite his cleverness and care, Bast finds himself forced to choose between betraying his master and helping a hated enemy.
Written by Jeff Kinney
Performed by Ramón de Ocampo
In No Brainer, book 18 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney, it’s up to Greg to save his crumbling school before it’s shuttered for good.
Written by Pierce Brown
Performed by Tim Gerard Reynolds
Darrow returns as Pierce Brown’s New York Times bestselling Red Rising series continues in the thrilling sequel to Dark Age.
Written by Rebecca Yarros
Performed by Rebecca Soler and Teddy Hamilton
Everyone expected Violet Sorrengail to die during her first year at Basgiath War College―Violet included. But Threshing was only the first impossible test meant to weed out the weak-willed, the unworthy, and the unlucky.
Written by Alex Aster
Performed by Suzy Jackson
The seductive and action-packed follow-up to Alex Aster’s instant #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and internationally bestselling novel, Lightlark. Alex Aster’s intricate world expands after the riveting culmination of the Centennial games, delving more deeply into Isla’s memories of her past, as her future hurtles toward two possible fates.
Written by Mary Beard
Performed by Mary Beard
A sweeping account of the social and political world of the Roman emperors. Emperor of Rome is not your typical chronological account of Roman rulers, one emperor after another, instead, Beard asks different, often larger and more probing questions. Effortlessly combining the epic with the quotidian, Beard tracks the emperor down at home, at the races, on his travels, even on his way to heaven.
Written by Joey “Coco” Diaz
Performed by Joey “Coco” Diaz
Outsider. Misfit. Criminal. Convict. . . . Movie star. Family man. Comedy legend. Joey Diaz has been called every name in the book (and then some). Now, for the first time, he shares the story of his unlikely rise to fame in his own words—with no punches pulled.
Written by Jon Acuff
Performed by Jon Acuff
What if you could have a fulfilling career, a thriving marriage, strong friendships, and rewarding hobbies, all while being in the best shape of your life? What if every day you lived was better than the one before? What if tapping into your potential wasn’t as hard as you think? In his ninth book, Jon Acuff shows you how to plan goals that you’re guaranteed to reach by focusing on your best moments, navigating the three zones of performance, and finding ways to fuel your passions, all while actually enjoying the ride.
Written by Chantel Guertin
Performed by Natalie Naudus
From the Canadian TV personality and author of the instant hit and PopSugar Beach Reads Selection, Instamom, comes a touching and witty novel about a woman who takes an impulsive trip to England to meet the man behind the audiobook narrator she’s fallen for.