6 Fiction Audiobooks About College Life

Whether you’re a freshman or a graduate dreaming of your glory days, these audiobooks about college life will leave you yearning for the book stacks.


1. Sorority by Genevieve Sly Crane, narrated by Caitlin Davies


Twinsets and pearls, secrets and kinship, rituals that hold sisters together in a sacred bond of everlasting trust. Certain chaste images spring to mind when one thinks of sororities. But make no mistake: these women are not braiding each other’s hair and having pillow fights — not by a long shot.
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2.  We Are Okay by Nina LaCour, narrated by Jorjeana Marie

We Are Okay.

Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend Mabel. But even from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the  tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and confront her loneliness.
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3. The Preservationist by Justin Kramon, narrated by Charlie Thurston

The Preservationist.

To Sam, meeting Julia is the best thing that has ever happened to him. Working at the local college and unsuccessful in his previous relationships, he’d been feeling troubled about his approaching fortieth birthday, but being with Julia makes him feel young. Julia, a freshman, is flattered by Sam’s attention. But their relationship is tested by a shy young man with a secret.
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4. The Red Word by Sarah Henstra, narrated by Emily Woo Zeller

The Red Word.

A smart, dark, and take-no-prisoners look at rape culture and the extremes to which ideology can go, The Red Word is a campus novel like no other. As her sophomore year begins, Karen enters into the back-to-school revelry, particularly at a fraternity called GBC. When she wakes up one morning on the lawn of Raghurst, a house of radical feminists, she gets a crash course in the state of feminist activism on campus.
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5. We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han, narrated by Jessica Almasy

We All Have Summer.

Belly has only loved two boys, Conrad Fisher and his brother Jeremiah. Now that she and Jeremiah are on the verge of a permanent commitment, Belly confronts her lingering feelings for Conrad and faces a painful reality. She must figure out which brother is her soulmate, which means someone’s heart will get broken.
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6. Inescapable by Amy A. Bartol, narrated by Emily Woo Zeller


Freshman Evie is determined to find out what an enigmatic fellow student is hiding. She hoped that once she arrived on campus, the nightmare she’s been having would go away. It hasn’t. Since meeting sophomore Reed Wellington, nothing makes any sense — but Reed acts as if Evie’s the worst thing that has ever happened. And for some reason, every time she turns around, he’s there. What is he hiding? Evie’s hoping that it’s anything but what she suspects: that he’s not exactly normal… and neither is she.
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