Audiobooks for Every Mom This Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day will be a bit different this year, with many people not being able to celebrate in person. But you can still connect with Mom on this special day through audiobooks. Listen together, start a virtual book club, or gift Mom her next favorite listen. Either way, we’ve got you covered. 

Since every mom is totally unique, we’ve put together the ultimate list of top audiobooks for everyone’s tastes. From spooky mysteries to warm and fuzzy memoirs, we’ve got the perfect audiobook for every mom to enjoy this Mother’s Day. 

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Fiction

Afterlife by Julia Alvarez, narrated by Alma Cuervo

The author of In the Time of the Butterflies, with more than one million copies in print, is back with a tour de force.

Antonia Vega, the immigrant writer at the center of Afterlife, has had the rug pulled out from under her. She has just retired from the college where she taught English when her beloved husband, Sam, suddenly dies. And then more jolts: her bighearted but unstable sister disappears, and Antonia returns home one evening to find a pregnant, undocumented teenager on her doorstep. 

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It’s Not All Downhill from Here: A Novel by Terry Mcmillan, narrated by Terry Mcmillan

Loretha Curry’s life is full. A little crowded sometimes, but full indeed. On the eve of her sixty-eighth birthday, she has a booming beauty-supply empire, a gaggle of lifelong friends, and a husband whose moves still surprise. True, she’s carrying a few more pounds than she should be, but Loretha is not one of those women who think her best days are behind her—and she’s determined to prove wrong her mother, her twin sister, and everyone else with that outdated view of aging wrong. It’s not all downhill from here.

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The Wedding Dress by Danielle Steel, narrated by Todd Mclaren

In Danielle Steel‘s epic new novel, the lives of four generations of women in one family span fortune and loss, motherhood, tragedy, and victories. From the glamorous San Francisco social scene of the 1920s, through war and the cultural changes of the 60s, to the rise of Silicon Valley today, this extraordinary novel takes us on a family odyssey that is both heartbreaking and inspiring, as each generation faces the challenges of their day.

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Truths I Never Told You: A Novel by Kelly Rimmer, narrated by Sarah Mollo-ChristensenPiper GoodeveJean Ann Douglass

From the bestselling author of The Things We Cannot Say comes a poignant post-WWII novel that explores the expectations society places on women set within an engrossing family mystery that may unravel everything once believed to be true.

With her father recently moved to a care facility, Beth Walsh volunteers to clear out the family home and is surprised to discover the door to her childhood playroom padlocked. She’s even more shocked at what’s behind it…

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Mystery & Thriller

The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica, narrated by Jeremy ArthurPiper Goodeve

Propulsive and addictive, and perfect for fans of  You, The Other Mrs. is the twisty new psychological thriller from Mary Kubica, the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl.

Sadie and Will Foust have only just moved their family from bustling Chicago to small-town Maine when their neighbor Morgan Baines is found dead in her home. The murder rocks their tiny coastal island, but no one is more shaken than Sadie.

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The Wives by Tarryn Fisher, narrated by Lauren Fortgang

Thursday’s husband, Seth, has two other wives. She’s never met them, and she doesn’t know anything about them. She agreed to this unusual arrangement because she’s so crazy about him.

But one day, she finds something. Something that tells a very different—and horrifying—story about the man she married. What follows is one of the most twisted, shocking thrillers you’ll ever read.

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If It Bleeds by Stephen King, narrated by Will PattonSteven WeberDanny Burstein

From #1 New York Times bestselling author, legendary storyteller, and master of short fiction Stephen King comes an extraordinary collection of four new and compelling novellas.

The novella is a form King has returned to over and over again in the course of his amazing career, and many have been made into iconic films. If It Bleeds is a uniquely satisfying collection of longer short fiction by an incomparably gifted writer.

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Something She’s Not Telling Us: A Novel by Darcey Bell, narrated by Pete SimonelliCarly RobinsNancy PetersonVivienne Leheny

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Simple Favor comes an electrifying domestic thriller of how one woman’s life is turned upside down when her brother brings his new girlfriend to visit—and no one is telling the truth about who they really are.

From its very first page, Something She’s Not Telling Us takes hold of readers’ imagination in a harrowing, unforgettable thriller that dives deep into the domestic psyche and asks the question: Is anyone ever really who they say they are?

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Biography & Memoirs

More Myself: A Journey by Alicia Keys, narrated by Oprah WinfreyMichelle ObamaClive DavisAlicia KeysAmerica FerreraBonoSwizz BeatsTerri AugeloCraig CookDj WaltonJay-Z Krucial Leigh Blake

An intimate, revealing look at one artist’s journey from self-censorship to full expression.

As one of the most celebrated musicians in the world, Alicia Keys has enraptured the globe with her heartfelt lyrics, extraordinary vocal range, and soul-stirring piano compositions. Yet away from the spotlight, Alicia has grappled with private heartache—over the challenging and complex relationship with her father, the people-pleasing nature that characterized her early career, the loss of privacy surrounding her romantic relationships, and the oppressive expectations of female perfection.

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Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life by  Ali Wong, narrated by Ali Wong

Ali Wong’s heartfelt and hilarious letters to her daughters (the two she put to work while they were still in utero) cover everything they need to know in life, like the unpleasant details of dating, how to be a working mom in a male-dominated profession, and how she trapped their dad.

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Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown by Anne Glenconner, narrated by Anne Glenconner

An extraordinary memoir of drama, tragedy, and royal secrets by Anne Glenconner—a close member of the royal circle and lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret.

A unique witness to landmark moments in royal history, Maid of Honor at Queen Elizabeth’s coronation, and a lady in waiting to Princess Margaret until her death in 2002, Anne‘s life has encompassed extraordinary drama and tragedy. In Lady in Waiting, she will share many intimate royal stories from her time as Princess Margaret’s closest confidante.

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Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman, narrated by Rachel Botchan

Now a Netflix original series! Unorthodox is the bestselling memoir of a young Jewish woman’s escape from a religious sect, in the tradition of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Infidel and Carolyn Jessop’s Escape, featuring a new epilogue by the author.

Remarkable and fascinating, this tense and unforgettable coming-of-age story is one you won’t be able to put down.

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Uplifting Listens

Untamed by Glennon Doyle, narrated by Glennon Doyle

For many years, Glennon Doyle denied her own discontent. Then, while speaking at a conference, she looked at a woman across the room and fell instantly in love. Three words flooded her mind: There She Is. At first, Glennon assumed these words came to her from on high. But she soon realized they had come to her from within. This was her own voice—the one she had buried beneath decades of numbing addictions, cultural conditioning, and institutional allegiances.

Soulful and uproarious, forceful, and tender, Untamed is both an intimate memoir and a galvanizing wake-up call. 

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Find Your Path: Honor Your Body, Fuel Your Soul, and Get Strong with the Fit52 Life by Carrie Underwood, narrated by Cara ClarkCarrie UnderwoodEve Overland

Carrie Underwood believes that fitness is a lifelong journey. She wasn’t born with the toned arms and strong legs that fans know her for. Like all of us, she has to work hard every day to look the way that she does! In Find Your Path she shares her secrets with readers, with the ultimate goal of being the strongest version of themselves, and looking as good as they feel. 

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You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero, narrated by Jen Sincero

Bestselling author, speaker, and world-traveling success coach Jen Sincero cuts through the din of the self-help genre with her own verbal meat cleaver in You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Sincero serves up twenty-seven bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word.

By the end of You Are a Badass, you will understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can’t change, how to change what you don’t love, and how to start living the kind of life you used to be jealous of.

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Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love by Jonathan Van Ness, narrated by Jonathan Van Ness

Over the Top uncovers the pain and passion it took to end up becoming the model of self-love and acceptance that Jonathan is today. In this revelatory, raw, and rambunctious memoir, Jonathan shares never-before-told secrets and reveals sides of himself that the public has never seen. JVN fans may think they know the man behind the stiletto heels, the crop tops, and the iconic sayings, but there’s much more to him than meets the Queer Eye.

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll come away knowing that no matter how broken or lost you may be, you’re a Kelly Clarkson song, you’re strong, and you’ve got this.

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Have You Heard the Hottest New Book Trend?

If you’ve noticed a recent trend in the domestic thriller genre, you’re not alone — we did too. “Moms in danger” titles are sweeping bestsellers lists and keeping us emotionally invested and stunned until the very end. Listen to a moms in danger title today.

 

1. The Other Mother by Carol Goodman, narrated by Nicol Zanzarella

The Other Mother

When Daphne Marist and her infant daughter, Chloe, pull up the gravel drive to the home of Daphne’s new employer, it feels like they’ve entered a new world. Tucked in the Catskills, the stone mansion looks like something out of a fairy tale, its lush landscaping hiding the view of the mental asylum just beyond its border.
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2. The Temptation of Forgiveness by Donna Leon, narrated by David Colacci

The Temptation Of Forgiveness

An accident leads Commissario Guido Brunetti to uncover a longstanding scam with disturbing consequences. Surprised to discover from his superior, Vice-Questore Patta, that leaks are emanating from the Questura, Commissario Guido Brunetti is surprised more consequentially by the appearance of a friend of his wife’s with a request for intervention.
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3. Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh, narrated by Gemma Whelan and Clare Mackintosh

Let Me Lie

Two years ago, Tom and Caroline Johnson committed suicide, one seemingly unable to live without the other. Their adult daughter, Anna, is struggling to come to terms with her parents’ deaths, unable to comprehend why they chose to end their lives. Now with a young baby herself, she is determined to find out what really happened to her parents. But as Anna digs up the past, someone is trying to stop her.
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4. The Good Liar by Catherine McKenzie, narrated by Kate RuddTeri Clark LindenWhitney Dykhouse and JD Jackson

The Good Liar

Can you hide a secret with the whole world watching? When an explosion rips apart a Chicago building, the lives of three women are forever altered. A year later, Cecily is in mourning. She was supposed to be in the building that day. Instead, she stood on the street and witnessed it going down, with her husband and best friend inside.
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5. The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy, narrated by Cristin Milioti

The Perfect Mother

Some people are so good at making perfect look easy. The May Mothers, a collection of new moms who gave birth in the same month, are out for a fun night when something goes terribly wrong: one of the babies is taken from his crib. As the police investigate and the media scrutinizes the mothers, damaging secrets are exposed, marriages are tested, and friendships are formed and fractured.
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6. Not That I Could Tell by Jessica Strawser, narrated by Erin Bennett

Not That I Could Tell

An innocent night of fun takes a shocking turn. When a group of neighborhood women gathers, wine in hand, around a fire pit where their backyards meet one Saturday night, most of them are just ecstatic to have discovered that their baby monitors reach that far. It’s a rare kid-free night, and they’re giddy. They drink too much, and the conversation turns personal. By Monday morning, one of them is gone.
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7. Our Little Secret by Darren O’Sullivan, narrated by Darren O’Sullivan

Our Little Secret

Chris is ready to join his wife. He’s planned this moment for nearly a year. The date. The time. The train. But he hadn’t factored in Sarah. So when Sarah walks on to the platform and sees a man swaying at the edge she assumes he’s just had too much to drink. What she doesn’t expect is to stop a suicide.
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8. The Glass Forest by Cynthia Swanson, narrated by Cassandra CampbellCaitlin Davies and Jayme Mattler

The Glass Forest

In the autumn of 1960, Angie Glass is living an idyllic life in her Wisconsin hometown. At twenty-one, she’s married to charming, handsome Paul, and has just given birth to a baby boy. But one phone call changes her life forever.
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