AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter

New Featured Audiobook Reviews

Home»Reviews»New Featured Audiobook Reviews

THE ANGEL OF INDIAN LAKE

THE ANGEL OF INDIAN LAKE The Indian Lake Trilogy, Book 3

Earphones Award Winner

by Stephen Graham Jones | Read by Isabella Star LaBlanc, Barbara Crampton, Angela Goethals, Andrew J. Robinson, Stephen Graham Jones, Stephen King

Simon & Schuster Audio
Horror

In this trilogy, which uses the horror genre to explore generational trauma, Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota actor Isabella Star LaBlanc leads an ensemble cast. Listeners return to Proofrock, Idaho, "murder capital of America." Voicing first-person narrator Jade "Slasher Girl" Daniels, LaBlanc walks the knife edge between anguish and rage as the young Blackfeet woman confronts a third... Read More

THE BREAKUP LISTS

THE BREAKUP LISTS

by Adib Khorram | Read by Amin El Gamal

Listening Library
Young Adult

Amin El Gamal's winning performance endears Deaf, queer protagonist Jackson Ghasnavi to listeners. Jackson loves being the stage manager for his high school's theater department. When sweet, handsome Liam from the swim team gets the lead role in the musical, he and Jackson grow closer. The only problem? Jackson's older sister, Jasmine, likes Liam, too. Jasmine has had a string... Read More

BURN BOOK

BURN BOOK A Tech Love Story

Earphones Award Winner

by Kara Swisher | Read by Kara Swisher

Simon & Schuster Audio
Contemporary Culture

Journalist Kara Swisher specializes in reporting on the Internet. Here she narrates her memoir with urgency and focus, providing a you-are-there history of Silicon Valley. With more than a decade of podcasting experience, Swisher has developed a well-honed, rapid-fire delivery; an aura of journalistic integrity; and a firsthand knowledge of tech history. Anecdotes abound on... Read More

CHARLIE HUSTLE

CHARLIE HUSTLE The Rise and Fall of Pete Rose, and the Last Glory Days of Baseball

by Keith O'Brien | Read by Ellen Adair, Keith O'Brien

Random House Audio
Biography & Memoir

Ellen Adair handles this biography of Pete Rose beautifully, with clear enunciation and pronunciation, letting the rich and troubled life of baseball's all-time hits leader stand for what it is. Rose was a homegrown Cincinnati guy who went on to star for the Reds. But his off-field pursuits--gambling, an extramarital affair, and a lack of solid friendships--mar his legacy.... Read More

COLTON GENTRY'S THIRD ACT

COLTON GENTRY'S THIRD ACT

by Jeff Zentner | Read by Charlie Thurston

Hachette Audio
Fiction

Charlie Thurston's narration engages whether in flashbacks of Colton Gentry's high school years or accounts of his present-day return to his hometown. Thurston's fluid transitions transcend leaps in time and credibly illuminate Colton's ongoing affection for Luann, his first love. While Colton speaks in a neutral tone, Thurston's expressions of his interior reveal his struggles... Read More

DAYS OF WONDER

DAYS OF WONDER

by Caroline Leavitt | Read by Xe Sands, Stephanie Willing, Steve Quinn

Hachette Audio
Fiction

Stephanie Willing, Xe Sands, and Steve Quinn work together beautifully to bring forth the emotional vibrancy, complicated family dynamics, and romantic entanglements in Leavitt's latest novel. With a youthful, textured intonation, Willing captures what it feels like to be Ella, a young woman who is coming out of a fraught situation in search of a fresh start. Sands's low,... Read More

FUNNY STORY

FUNNY STORY

by Emily Henry | Read by Julia Whelan

Penguin Audio
Romantic Fiction

Julia Whelan tells a funny story, much like a Shakespearean comedy is a funny story, of a woman who falls in love with her ex-fiancé's new girlfriend's ex-boyfriend. When Daphne's fiancé, Peter, realizes he is in love with his formerly platonic best friend, Petra, just days before their wedding, Daphne recognizes she has built her whole life around Peter. Furthermore, she... Read More

HOW TO SOLVE YOUR OWN MURDER

HOW TO SOLVE YOUR OWN MURDER

by Kristen Perrin | Read by Alexandra Dowling, Jaye Jacobs

Penguin Audio
Mystery & Suspense

Dual narrators Alexandra Dowling and Jaye Jacobs tackle a twisting tale in this engaging audiobook. When she is abruptly summoned to the Gravesdown Estate to discuss a possible inheritance, Annie Adams is eager to meet her famously paranoid Great-Aunt Frances. But Frances is murdered just before Annie arrives, and Annie's attempts to investigate may put her squarely in the... Read More

JAMES

JAMES

Earphones Award Winner

by Percival Everett | Read by Dominic Hoffman

Random House Audio
Historical Fiction

Dominic Hoffman narrates this reimagining of ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN, but this time Jim tells his own story. When Jim learns that he's going to be sold to someone downriver, he flees, leaving behind his wife and daughter. But he soon finds himself tangled up with Huckleberry Finn, a white boy who is always getting into the worst sorts of trouble. Jim is practiced at... Read More

THE MARS HOUSE

THE MARS HOUSE

by Natasha Pulley | Read by Daniel de Bourg

Bloomsbury Publishing
Science Fiction

Listeners will find it hard to pause this sci-fi political thriller--and unlikely love story. January is a climate refugee who has relocated to a colony on Mars. In London, he was a professional ballet dancer; on Mars, because he's dangerously "Earthstrong" in the lower gravity, he must wear a metal exoskeleton that inhibits his strength. With his British accent and confiding... Read More

PARASOL AGAINST THE AXE

PARASOL AGAINST THE AXE

Earphones Award Winner

by Helen Oyeyemi | Read by Dorje Swallow

Penguin Audio
Fiction

Dorje Swallow's performance of this metafiction centers this whirligig of a novel in which story begets story. His assured narration--in particular, his ability to do voices and accents and adapt his tone to whatever the scene--makes this audiobook marvelous to listen to. Hero Tojosoa ostensibly comes to Prague to join her friend, Sofie, for a weekend. When Dorothea Gilmartin... Read More

SOMEONE YOU CAN BUILD A NEST IN

SOMEONE YOU CAN BUILD A NEST IN

by John Wiswell | Read by Carmen Rose

Tantor Media
Horror

Carmen Rose narrates this sapphic horror/romance with a sardonic wit that makes for an immersive listening experience. Shesheshen is a shape-shifting monster who, weary of devouring an endless line of hunters seeking to eradicate her kind, constructs a makeshift human body and infiltrates the human world. What she doesn't expect is to fall for Homily, a human woman who is... Read More

TABLE FOR TWO

TABLE FOR TWO Fictions

Earphones Award Winner

by Amor Towles | Read by Edoardo Ballerini, J. Smith-Cameron

Penguin Audio
Fiction

Edoardo Ballerini meets Towles is a happy alliance in this short story collection. J. Smith-Cameron narrates only one story. Golden Voice narrator Ballerini uses his full range of techniques. By turns nuanced and dramatic, he always serves the author's fine prose. His smart pace and rich tone work particularly well for the noir novella set in late 1930s Hollywood. Evelyn Ross,... Read More

A TEMPEST OF TEA

A TEMPEST OF TEA Blood and Tea, Book 1

by Hafsah Faizal | Read by Maya Saroya

Macmillan Audio
Young Adult

Maya Saroya gives an expressive performance in this thrilling historical fantasy filled with vampires, action, romance, and tea. Saroya portrays Arthie Casimir in a smooth, deadly tone that highlights her fierce determination. Arthie's an outsider in Ettenia, but she's created a safe haven in her tearoom, Spindrift, where her crew serves the best tea to high society by day and... Read More

WELCOME TO THE HYUNAM-DONG BOOKSHOP

WELCOME TO THE HYUNAM-DONG BOOKSHOP

Earphones Award Winner

by Hwang Bo-reum, Shanna Tan [Trans.] | Read by Rosa Escoda

Bloomsbury Publishing
Fiction

Rosa Escoda's narration of this slice-of-life audiobook is like being wrapped in a blanket still warm from the dryer. Frustrated by her indifferent marriage and burned-out by her competitive career, Yeongju leaves both behind to open a bookstore that becomes a refuge to those seeking peace and renewal. Escoda's brisk pace and gentle tone carry listeners along as Yeongju... Read More

THE WIDE WIDE SEA

THE WIDE WIDE SEA Imperial Ambition, First Contact and the Fateful Final Voyage of Captain James Cook

by Hampton Sides | Read by Peter Noble

Random House Audio
History

Of the several audiobooks about British sea explorer James Cook, this is one of the most memorable. Peter Noble is a powerful narrator, and he weds himself to this action-packed story with deep empathy and understanding. As the Revolutionary War unfolded on the east side of the North American continent, Cook explored the west, searching in vain for a Northwest Passage. Along... Read More

Search by Title

The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.

envelope

AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.

×

Thank you for signing up.

×

Thanks!

Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×

Thanks!

Thank you for signing up!

Our group will review and follow up soon.

Back Home ×