Listen to last month’s roundup of the top fiction and non-fiction titles downloaded by Audiobooks.com members.
1. The Outsider by Stephen King, narrated by Will Patton
An eleven-year-old boy’s violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens, Terry Maitland. Detective Ralph Anderson orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but the case seems ironclad. However, as the investigation expands, horrifying answers begin to emerge. Read more and sample the audio.
2. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn, narrated by Ann Marie Lee
Reporter Camille Preaker must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her mother or to the half-sister she barely knows. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story—and survive this homecoming. Read more and sample the audio.
3. The President is Missing by Bill Clinton, James Patterson, narrated by Dennis Quaid
There are whispers of cyberterror and espionage and a traitor in the Cabinet. Even the President himself becomes a suspect, and then he disappears from public view… Set over the course of three days, The President Is Missing sheds a stunning light upon the inner workings and vulnerabilities of our nation. 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. Read more and sample the audio.
4. The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand, narrated by Erin Bennett
It’s Nantucket wedding season. The Otis-Winbury wedding promises to be an event to remember: the groom’s wealthy parents have spared no expense to host a lavish ceremony at their oceanfront estate. But it’s going to be memorable for all the wrong reasons after tragedy strikes: a body is discovered in Nantucket Harbor just hours before the ceremony—and everyone in the wedding party is suddenly a suspect. Read more and sample the audio.
5. All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin, narrated by Catherine Taber, Dorothy Dillingham Blue, Milton Bagby
Nina Browning is living the good life. Her husband made a fortune selling his tech business, and their son has been accepted to Princeton. Tom Volpe is a single dad working multiple jobs who finally starts to relax after his daughter, Lyla, earns a scholarship to Windsor Academy, Nashville’s most prestigious private school. Then, one photograph, snapped in a drunken moment at a party, changes everything. Read more and sample the audio.
1. 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
With wry wit and hard-earned wisdom, popular online personality and founder of TheChicSite.com founder Rachel Hollis helps readers break free from the lies keeping them from the joy-filled and exuberant life they are meant to have. Read more and sample the audio.
2. Calypso by David Sedaris, narrated by David Sedaris
When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, David Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, as he names the vacation home, is exactly as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it’s impossible to take a vacation from yourself. Read more and sample the audio.
3. Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover, narrated by Julia Whelan
Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she decided to try a new kind of life when her brother attended college and came back with news of the world. Tara’s quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents to Harvard and Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home. Read more and sample the audio.
4. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain, narrated by Anthony Bourdain
Most diners believe that their sublime sliver of seared foie gras, topped with an ethereal buckwheat blini and a drizzle of piquant huckleberry sauce, was created by a culinary artist of the highest order, a sensitive, highly refined executive chef. The truth is more brutal. Read more and sample the audio.
5. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari, narrated by Derek Perkins
One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one homo sapiens. What happened? From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be human. Read more and sample the audio.
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