Bestselling Audiobooks of 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.

The Covenant of Water Oprah Book ClubThe Covenant of Water

Written by Abraham Verghese

Performed by Abraham Verghese



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.

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The Narrow Road Between DesiresThe Narrow Road Between Desires

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.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: No Brainer

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.

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Light BringerLight Bringer (Red Rising, Book 6)

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.

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Iron FlameIron Flame (The Empyrean, Book 2)

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.

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NightbaneNightbane (The Lightlark Saga, Book 2)

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.

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Emperor of RomeEmperor of Rome

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.

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TremendousTremendous: The Life of a Comedy Savage

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.

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All It Takes Is a Goal: The 3-Step Plan to Ditch Regret and Tap Into Your Massive Potential

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.

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Gigi, ListeningGigi, Listening

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.

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