NYT Audio Fiction

Bestseller List for May 12, 2024

THE WOMEN
Kristin Hannah
Macmillan Audio
9781250317957

In 1965, a nursing student follows her brother to serve during the Vietnam War and returns to a divided America. Read by Julia Whelan. 14 hours, 57 minutes unabridged.
JUST FOR THE SUMMER
Ab Jimenez
Hachette Audio
9781549135149
1-5491-3514-7
Justin and Emma, whose exes find soulmates after breaking up with them, have a fling on a private island on Lake Minnetonka. Read by Christine Lakin, Zachary Webber and the author. 11 hours, 43 minutes unabridged.
DUNE
Frank Herbert
Macmillan Audio
9781427201447

The 1965 science fiction novel that is the basis of several adaptations. Read by Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, Simon Vance and Ilyana Kadushin. 21 hours, 2 minutes unabridged.
FIRST LIE WINS
Ashley Elston
Penguin Audio
9780593789681
0-593-78968-7
A woman who works for a mysterious boss takes on a new identity to dig up information on someone. Read by Saskia Maarleveld. 9 hours, 17 minutes unabridged.
IRON FLAME
Rebecca Yarros
Recorded Books
9781705085080
1-70508-508-3
The second book in the Empyrean series. Violet Sorrengail’s next round of training might require her to betray the man she loves. Read by Rebecca Soler and Teddy Hamilton. 28 hours, 16 minutes unabridged.
THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM
Cixin Liu
Macmillan Audio
9781427251992
1-4272-5199-1
Different groups form to help or fight a crumbling alien civilization coming to invade Earth; the basis of the streaming series. Translated by Ken Liu. Read by Luke Daniels. 13 hours, 26 minutes unabridged.
FUNNY STORY
Emily Henry
Penguin Audio
9780593826294
0-593-82629-9
After their exes run off together, Daphne and Miles form a friendship and concoct a plan involving misleading photos. Read by Julia Whelan. 11 hours, 23 minutes unabridged.
FOURTH WING
Rebecca Yarros
Recorded Books
9781705085059
1-70508-505-9
Violet Sorrengail is urged by the commanding general, who also is her mother, to become a candidate for the elite dragon riders. Read by Rebecca Soler and Teddy Hamilton. 20 hours, 47 minutes unabridged.
A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES
Sarah J. Maas
Recorded Books
9781490676623

After killing a wolf in the woods, Feyre is taken from her home and placed inside the world of the Fae. Read by Jennifer Ikeda. 16 hours, 7 minutes unabridged.
THE HEAVEN & EARTH GROCERY STORE
James McBride
Penguin Audio
9780593684122
0-593-68412-5
Secrets held by the residents of a dilapidated neighborhood come to life when a skeleton is found at the bottom of a well. Read by Dominic Hoffman. 12 hours, 22 minutes unabridged.
A COURT OF MIST AND FURY
Sarah J. Maas
Recorded Books
9781501919121

The second book in the Court of Thorns and Roses series. Feyre gains the powers of the High Fae and a greater evil emerges. Read by Jennifer Ikeda. 23 hours, 16 minutes unabridged.
LISTEN FOR THE LIE
Amy Tintera
Macmillan Audio
9781250332103

A true crime podcast focusing on the unsolved murder of her friend forces Lucy to return to where it happened. Read by Will Damron and January LaVoy. 9 hours, 18 minutes unabridged.
THE TEACHER
Freida McFadden
Hollywood Upstairs
9781666652536

A math teacher at Caseham High suspects there is more going on behind a scandal involving a teacher and a student. Read by Leslie Howard and Danny Montooth. 9 hours, 35 minutes unabridged.
A CALAMITY OF SOULS
David Baldacci
Hachette Audio
9781668637098
1-66863-709-X
Lawyers from different backgrounds represent a Black man charged with killing a wealthy white couple in Virginia in 1968. Read by MacLeod Andrews, Sisi Aisha Johnson, Kiiri Sandy, Cary Hite and the author. 14 hours, 28 minutes unabridged.
THE COVENANT OF WATER
Abraham Verghese
Recorded Books
9781705070246
1-70507-024-8
Three generations of a family living on South India’s Malabar Coast suffer the loss of a family member by drowning. Read by the author. 31 hours, 16 minutes unabridged.