May 2023 Audiobook Releases

Here are May’s top audiobook releases to join you on those upcoming summer plans!

The Covenant of Water Oprah Book ClubThe Covenant of Water

Written by Abraham Verghese

Performed by Abraham Verghese

Published by Recorded Books

Oprah’s Book Club Pick & Instant New York Tims 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.

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Fourth WingFourth Wing

Written by Rebecca Yarros

Performed by Rebecca Soler and Teddy Hamilton

Published by Recorded Books

Enter the brutal and elite world of a war college for dragon riders from USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Yarros. Twenty-year-old Violet Sorrengail was supposed to enter the Scribe Quadrant, living a quiet life among books and history. Now, the commanding general―also known as her tough-as-talons mother―has ordered Violet to join the hundreds of candidates striving to become the elite of Navarre: dragon riders.

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Written by Joey “Coco” Diaz

Performed by Joey “Coco” Diaz

Published by Recorded Books

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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The Immortal King RaoThe Immortal King Rao

Written by Vauhini Vara

Performed by Soneela Nankani

Published by Recorded Books

Finalist for the 2023 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction

In an Indian village in the 1950s, a precocious child is born into a family of Dalit coconut farmers. King Rao will grow up to be the most accomplished tech CEO in the world and, eventually, the leader of a global, corporate-led government.

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DIVA 2.0Diva 2.0: 12 Life Lessons From Me To You

Written by Sheryl Lee Ralph

Performed by Sheryl Lee Ralph

Published by Recorded Books

Emmy, Tony and Spirit Award-winning actress Sheryl Lee Ralph knows a thing or two about staying power in the capricious world of Hollywood. A seasoned professional who has taken the best lessons learned and used them to move her stellar career forward, she now shares them with you.

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Blue SkiesBlue Skies

Written by T.C. Boyle

Performed by Alyssa Bresnahan

Published by Recorded Books

From best-selling novelist T. C. Boyle, a satirical yet ultimately moving send-up of contemporary American life in the glare of climate change.

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You Are HereYou Are Here

Written by Karin Lin-Greenberg

Performed by Jennifer Aquino

Published by Highbridge Audio

Named People Magazine Book of the Week

Exploring how the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves are inextricably bound to the places we call home, You Are Here is a keenly perceptive and deeply humane portrait of a community in transition, ultimately illuminating the magical connections that can bloom from the ordinary wonder of our everyday lives.

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Beyond DisruptionBeyond Disruption

Written by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne

Performed by Roger Wayne

Published by Ascent Audio

With three decades of research, the #1 global bestselling authors of Blue Ocean Strategy, W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne, reveal another way to innovate and grow. Just as Blue Ocean Strategy redefined the essence of strategy as creating not competing, Beyond Disruption redefines and expands the existing view of innovation by introducing a new approach, nondisruptive creation, that is free from the destructive displacement that happens when innovators set out to disrupt.

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Braiding SweetgrassBraiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants

Written by Robin Wall Kimmerer and Monique Gray Smith

Performed by Monique Gray Smith

Published by Tantor Media

Adapted for young adults by Monique Gray Smith, this new edition reinforces how wider ecological understanding stems from listening to the earth’s oldest teachers: the plants around us. With informative sidebars, reflection questions, and art from illustrator Nicole Neidhardt, Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults brings Indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and the lessons of plant life to a new generation.

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CherishCherish (Crave, Book 6)

Written by Tracy Wolff

Performed by Heather Costa and Liam Price

Published by Tantor Media

The sensational conclusion to the massive #1 New York Times bestselling series… It’s been over three months since my friends and I took down Cyrus. Three months where my biggest fear was what paper was due next… But I should have known it was too good to last. Now everything is falling apart.

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