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AudioFile's Editors Pick 12 Must-Listen Audiobooks for June

Elliot Page’s memoir is just one of this month’s must-listens—new audiobooks from Isabel Allende, S.A. Cosby, Lisa See, Ruth Ware, and more are the perfect way to kick off your summer listening. Plus we recommend new sci-fi, history, romance, and a couple of audiobooks for bird lovers.

The Wind Knows My Name

by Elliot Page, read by the author
Macmillan Audio 
Release date: June 6

This highly anticipated memoir details the actor’s discovery of himself as a queer and trans person.

by Isabel Allende, read by Edoardo Ballerini, Maria Liatis
Random House Audio
Release date: June 6

Allende explores themes of war and immigration through two characters separated by decades. 

All The Sinners Bleed
Translation State

by S.A. Cosby, read by Adam Lazarre-White
Macmillan Audio
Release date: June 6

The first black sheriff in a small Virginia county faces a shooter at the high school, a neo-Confederate group on the march, and a serial killer terrifying the town in this latest collaboration between the author and narrator.

by Ann Leckie, read by Adjoa Andoh
Hachette Audio
Release date: June 6

Author Leckie returns to the world of the Imperial Radach with a story about three characters who don’t fit into their prescribed roles. Golden voice Adjoa Andoh narrates.

Mortal Follies
Lady Tan's Circle of Women

by Alexis Hall, read by Nneka Okoye
Random House Audio
Release date: June 6

The fortunes of two young women—one entering high society and the other branded an enchantress—become entwined in this romance. 

by Lisa See, read by Jennifer Lin, Justin Chien
Simon & Schuster Audio
Release date: June 6

A young woman in 15th-century China is trained as a doctor but must buck family expectations in order to help other women in this historical novel.

Better Living Through Birding

BETTER LIVING THROUGH BIRDING: Notes from a Black Man in the Natural World
by Christian Cooper, read by the author
Random House Audio
Release date: June 13

Cooper reflects on being a Black, gay birder—and on the infamous incident with a racist dog walker in Central Park that brought him to national attention—in this memoir.

DINNER WITH THE PRESIDENT: Food, Politics, and a History of Breaking Bread at the White House 
by Alex Prud’homme, read by Pat Grimes
Release date: June 13

Prud’homme (MY LIFE IN FRANCE) delves into the history of what presidents have eaten in the White House.

What An Owl Knows
Zero Days

WHAT AN OWL KNOWS: The New Science of the World's Most Enigmatic Birds
by Jennifer Ackerman, read by the author
Penguin Audio
Release date: June 13

Ackerman continues her series of fascinating books about birds (THE GENIUS OF BIRDS, THE BIRD WAY) with an examination of owls. 

by Ruth Ware, read by Imogen Church
Simon & Schuster Audio
Release date: June 20

Imogen Church returns to narrate Ware’s latest—this one a high-tech thriller about a woman accused of her husband’s murder.

Seven Year Slip
The Art Thief

by Ashley Poston, read by Brittany Pressley
Penguin Audio
Release date: June 27

A woman falls in love with her roommate, only they’re living seven years apart in this new romance from Poston (THE DEAD ROMANTICS).

THE ART THIEF: A True Story of Love, Crime, and a Dangerous Obsession
by Michael Finkel, read by Edoardo Ballerini, Michael Finkel
Random House Audio
Release date: June 27

Golden Voice Edoardo Ballerini narrates this true-crime story of art thief Stéphane Breitwieser.

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