Audiobooks.com’s Best Audiobooks of 2020

As 2020 wraps up, Audiobooks.com looks back on the audiobooks that have given us comfort, joy, and distraction in a most unprecedented year. From captivating debuts to sensational memoirs, the audiobooks of 2020 provide a unique snapshot of the changes and convictions that are sweeping the world.

Here are Audiobook.com’s best audiobooks and staff favorites of the year.

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Why Fish Don’t Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life by Lulu Miller, narrated by Lulu Miller

Part biography, part memoir, part scientific adventure, Why Fish Don’t Exist is a wondrous fable about how to persevere in a world where chaos will always prevail.

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The Answer Is . . .: Reflections on My Life by Alex Trebek, narrated by Ken Jennings and Alex Trebek

Longtime Jeopardy! host and television icon Alex Trebek reflects on his life and career in this wise, charming, and inspiring memoir.

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My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell, narrated by Grace Gummer

Exploring the psychological dynamics of the relationship between a precocious yet naïve teenage girl and her magnetic and manipulative teacher, My Dark Vanessa is a masterful portrayal of troubled adolescence and its repercussions.

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The Forgotten Home Child by Genevieve Graham, narrated by James LangtonAlana Kerr Collins

Inspired by true events, The Forgotten Home Child is an unforgettable novel about a young girl caught in a scheme to rid England’s streets of destitute children.

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A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future by David Attenborough, narrated by David Attenborough

Broadcaster and natural historian David Attenborough shares a lifetime of wisdom and a hopeful vision for the future.

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A Promised Land by Barack Obama, narrated by Barack Obama

In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama offers a riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making.

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If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha, narrated by Sue Jean KimRuthie Ann MilesFrances ChaJeena Yi

In contemporary Seoul, four young women make their way in a world defined by impossible standards of beauty, room salons catering to wealthy men, ruthless social hierarchies, and K-pop mania.

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Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey, narrated by Matthew McConaughey

From the Academy Award®–winning actor comes an unconventional memoir filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction.

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