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Browse our lists, curated by AudioFile editors, to discover recommended audiobook listening on a variety of special topics.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Voices
Audiobooks provide a deep and remarkably textured variety of great listening written and performed by Americans from a wide range of Asian heritages including China, Japan, Korea,...
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Audiobooks for Kids & Teens

Whether you're listening as a family, on the go, or for quiet time, this terrific curated list for kids & teens gives you dozens of awesome choices. Browse by the age groups below to find...

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Anthologies & Ensembles

While an anthology brings together literary works by different authors, usually collected around a theme by judicious editorial staff, an ensemble cast brings together the voices...

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Audiobooks for Black History Month and Beyond

Talented narrators give voice to America’s past and present in these recommended audiobooks. Their performances enhance the histories, biographies, memoirs (some narrated by the...

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Celebrate Pride with Audiobooks

With so many amazing narrators bringing queer stories to life, it's easy to celebrate Pride with audiobooks. Here you'll find audiobooks on the history of Pride as well as...

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Disability Pride Audiobooks

Narratives of Disability Pride center on the experiences and achievements of the many differently abled activists who have brought changes to our shared experiences of the world....

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Graphic Novels on Audio

What happens when visual sequential art moves to aural storytelling? Among the audiobooks on this list, you’ll find productions for children, teens, and adults in which the...

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Japanese American Lives in the Twentieth Century
The audiobooks we bring together in this list offer literary interpretations of the experiences of Japanese Americans before, during, and after WWII’s domestic Internment and the...
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Indigenous Voices

Audiobooks written by tribally enrolled Native Americans and authentically performed by Indigenous narrators offer listeners a wide variety of genres, subject matter, and...

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Inspired by Mythology

Writers have been inspired by Greek mythology for thousands of years. These audiobooks and performances offer perspectives on mythological characters, settings, and events, from...

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Jane Austen and Beyond

Jane Austen fans who love audiobooks are in luck. In addition to many versions of Austen's famous novels, from single-voice narrations to full-cast performances, there is also a...

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Jazz Audiobooks

Explore our list of recommended jazz audiobooks! Biographies and memoirs of jazz greats, histories on the culture and music of jazz, and engaging jazz stories for young listeners...

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Latin Roots, American Voices

Diverse in ethnic and national origin backgrounds, Americans with Latine heritage contribute to every corner of literature and performance styles. The audiobooks here are intended...

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Listening in Translation

When books in other languages are translated into English and then performed by English-speaking narrators, listeners can experience a powerful combination of creative energy....

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Listening to the Wisdom of Long Lives

The perspectives of those who have already lived long and discerning lives can enrich and illuminate our own lives. Autobiography is the main genre here, although they are...

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Poetry on Audio

Listening to poetry can make it more accessible as well deepen our understanding of a poet's work, especially when the poet is sharing it in their own voice. With audiobooks, we...

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SYNC Titles from Past Seasons

AudiobookSYNC first launched in 2010 as an effort by AudioFile Magazine to provide teens with access to audiobooks to support summer engagement with literacy, develop listening...

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Transgender Lives, Transgender Voices

Memoirists, researchers, historians, and novelists create bodies of work presented with sensitivity through shared transgender identity, and transgender narrators extend that...

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Women's Voices

AudioFile’s Women’s Voices collection of audiobooks features both familiar and less well-known women writers and performances by skilled women narrators. Subject matter ranges,...

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Welcoming Audiobooks
I’m Your Neighbor Books is a Portland, Maine-based organization that helps to build welcoming communities for immigrants and their new generations through children’s...
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