The Best Audiobooks of 2018 (So Far)

The year may be halfway over, but we’re there’s still plenty of time to catch up the best books of the year (so far!).

1. The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, narrated by Julia Whelan

The Wife Between Us

When you listen to this audiobook, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are listening to a story about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing.
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2. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff, narrated by Holter GrahamMichael Wolff

Fire and Fury

The first nine months of Donald Trump’s term were stormy, outrageous-and absolutely mesmerizing. Now, thanks to his deep access to the West Wing, bestselling author Michael Wolff tells the riveting story of how Trump launched a tenure as volatile and fiery as the man himself. In this explosive audiobook, Wolff provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office.
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3. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah, narrated by Julia Whelan

The Great Alone

Alaska, 1974. Unpredictable. Unforgiving. Untamed. For a family in crisis, the ultimate test of survival. When Ernt, a former POW, loses yet another job, he decides to move his family to Alaska, where they will live off the grid. Leni, 13, is caught in the riptides of her parents’ stormy relationship. As winter approaches, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates and the family begins to fracture.
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4. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killerby Michelle McNamara, narrated by Gabra Zackman

I'll Be Gone.

For more than 10 years, a mysterious and violent predator committed 50 sexual assaults in California before perpetrating 10 sadistic murders. Then he disappeared. Three decades later, true crime journalist Michelle McNamara was determined to find the violent psychopath she called “the Golden State Killer” by poring over police reports and interviewing victims.
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5. Educated by Tara Westover, narrated by Julia Whelan


An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University. Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her “head-for-the-hills” bag.
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6. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, narrated Sean Crisden and Eisa Davis

An American Marriage

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. But as they settle into their new routine, they are ripped apart by unimaginable circumstances. Roy is arrested and sentenced to 12 years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit, creating a stirring love story into the hearts and minds of those bound and separated by forces beyond their control.
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7. The Outsider by Stephen King, narrated by Will Patton


An 11-year-old boy’s violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens, Terry Maitland, a Little League coach, teacher, husband, and father. Detective Anderson orders a quick and public arrest. As the investigation expands and horrifying answers emerge, King’s propulsive story generates strong tension and almost unbearable suspense.
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8. A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership by James Comey, narrated by James Comey

A Higher Loyalty.

Former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.
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9. Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis, narrated by Rachel Hollis

Girl, Wash Your Face

With wry wit and hard-earned wisdom, popular online personality and founder of founder Rachel Hollis helps readers break free from the lies keeping them from the joy-filled and exuberant life they are meant to have.
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10. The President Is Missing by Bill ClintonJames Patterson, narrated by Dennis Quaid

The President Is Missing.

The President Is Missing confronts a threat so huge that it jeopardizes not just Pennsylvania Avenue and Wall Street, but all of America. There are whispers of cyberterror and espionage and a traitor in the Cabinet. Even the President himself becomes a suspect, and then he disappears… Filled with information that only a former Commander-in-Chief could know, this is the most authentic, terrifying novel to come along in many years.
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