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May Blooms with Great New Listening: AudioFile's Editors' Picks

Whoopi Goldberg and Stephen King may be duking out for the most anticipated audiobook this month. (Why choose?! Listen to both!) May also brings audiobooks from some favorite author-narrator duos—Imogen Church reading Ruth Ware’s new thriller and George Guidall delivering Craig Johnson’s latest Walt Longmire adventure.

Bits and Pieces
The Ministry of Time

BITS AND PIECES: My Mother, My Brother, and Me
by Whoopi Goldberg, read by the author
Blackstone Audio
Release date: May 7

Whoopi Goldberg narrates her own memoir of her family.

by Kaliane Bradley, read by George Weightman, Katie Leung
Simon & Schuster Audio
Release date: May 7

Bradley’s debut is a wild time-travel story.

Bite by Bite
The Birds that Audubon Missed

BITE BY BITE: Nourishments and Jamborees
by Aimee Nezhukumatathil, read by the author
Harper Audio
Release date: May 7

From the author of WORLD OF WONDERS, reflections on food, tradition, and memory.

THE BIRDS THAT AUDUBON MISSED: Discovery and Desire in the American Wilderness
by Kenn Kaufman, read by Mack Sanderson
Simon & Schuster Audio
Release date: May 7

Birder and naturalist Kaufman examines the history of early American ornithology.

You Should Be So Lucky

by Julie Min, read by Mei Mei Macleod
Spiegel & Grau by Spotify Audiobooks
Release date: May 7

A novel about the future, present, and past of a Shanghai family.

by Cat Sebastian, read by Joel Leslie
Harper Audio
Release date: May 7

A baseball player and a sports writer fall for each other in 1960s New York in this historical romance.

When Among Crows
You Like It Darker

by Veronica Roth, read by Helen Laser, James Fouhey, Tim Campbell
Macmillan Audio
Release date: May 14

A fantasy novella rich in folklore gets a trio of narrators.

by Stephen King, read by Will Patton
Simon & Schuster Audio 
Release date: May 21

If you do like it darker, you'll love these stories from the master. Another master and King regular, actor Will Patton, narrates.

Lies and Weddings
The Guncle Abroad

LIES AND WEDDINGS: Cities Trilogy, Book 2
by Kevin Kwan, read by Jing Lusi 
Random House Audio
Release date: May 21

Rufus Leung Gresham is supposed to find a wealthy fiancée at his sister’s wedding when a volcano upends his family’s plans. From the author of CRAZY RICH ASIANS.

THE GUNCLE ABROAD: The Guncle, Book 2
by Steven Rowley, read by the author
Penguin Audio
Release date: May 21

This sequel to THE GUNCLE finds Patrick resuming his uncle duties on a trip through Europe.

One Perfect Couple
First Frost

by Ruth Ware, read by Imogen Church
Simon & Schuster Audio
Release date: May 21

Another Christie-esque thriller from Ware, this one set on a tropical island during a reality TV show.

FIRST FROST: Walt Longmire, Book 20
by Craig Johnson, read by George Guidall
Recorded Books
Release date: May 28

Fans of Wyoming’s Sheriff Walt Longmire won’t want to miss this latest installment.


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