Brilliant Books Bestsellers: Audio Edition

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Everybody loves a good bestseller list.  Some people want to read what everyone else is reading and join in on the conversation.  Some people want to know what everyone else is reading so they can indulge their inner hipster and steer clear of those popular titles, exploring less charted literary waters. 

Whatever your reason for checking out a bestseller list or two, audio fans may have noticed that while most publications always list print books, audiobook-specific bestseller lists are not as easy to find.  We decided to change that.

Below are our top 15 bestselling audiobooks of 2022 (so far!).
How many are on your to-be-heard list?


The Paris ApartmentThe Paris Apartment

By: Lucy Foley

Read by: Clare Corbett, Daphne Kouma, Julia Winwood, Sope Dirisu, Sofia Zervudachi & Charlie Anson

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Guest List comes a new locked room mystery, set in a Paris apartment building in which every resident has something to hide… 

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Cloud Cuckoo LandCloud Cuckoo Land

By: Anthony Doerr

Read by: Marin Ireland & Simon Jones

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of All the Light We Cannot See, comes the instant New York Times bestseller that is a “wildly inventive, a humane and uplifting book for adults that’s infused with the magic of childhood reading experiences”

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The Remains of the DayThe Remains of the Day

By: Kazuo Ishiguro

Read by: Nicholas Guy Smith

From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, here is the universally acclaimed novel—winner of the Booker Prize and the basis for the award-winning film.

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The Joy of SweatThe Joy of Sweat

By: Sarah Everts

Read by: Sophie Amoss

One of Smithsonian's 10 Best Science Books of 2021: a taboo-busting romp through the shame, stink, and strange science of sweating.

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Black SunBlack Sun

By: Rebecca Roanhorse

Read by: Cara Gee, Nicole Lewis, Kaipo Schwab & Shaun Taylor-Corbett

From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Resistance Reborn comes the “engrossing and vibrant” first book in the Between Earth and Sky trilogy inspired by the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas and woven into a tale of celestial prophecies, political intrigue, and forbidden magic.

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The Personal LibrarianThe Personal Librarian

By: Marie Benedict & Victoria Christopher Murray

Read by: Robin Miles

A remarkable novel about J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, the Black American woman who was forced to hide her true identity and pass as white in order to leave a lasting legacy that enriched our nation.

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A Little Devil in AmericaA Little Devil in America

By: Hanif Abdurraqib

Read by: JD Jackson

A sweeping, genre-bending masterpiece exploring Black art, music, and culture in all their glory and complexity—from Soul Train, Aretha Franklin, and James Brown to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Whitney Houston, and Beyoncé

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The Atlas Six

The Atlas Six

By: Olive Blake

Read by: Andy Ingalls, Caitlin Kelly, Damian Lynch, David Monteith, James Patrick Cronin, Munirih Grace, Siho Ellsmore & Steve West

The much-acclaimed sensation from Olivie Blake, The Atlas Six is now newly revised, edited with additional content, and available on audio for the first time.

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The VerifiersThe Verifiers

By: Jane Pek

Read by: Eunice Wong

Introducing Claudia Lin: a sharp-witted amateur sleuth for the 21st century.  This debut novel follows Claudia as she verifies people's online lives, and lies, for a dating detective agency in New York City.  Until a client with an unusual request goes missing. . . .

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The Invisible KingdomThe Invisible Kingdom

By: Meghan O'Rourke

Read by: Meghan O'Rourke

A landmark exploration of one of the most consequential and mysterious issues of our time: the rise of chronic illness and autoimmune diseases

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Finlay Donovan Knocks 'Em DeadFinlay Donovan Knocks 'Em Dead

By: Elle Cosimano

Read by: Angela Dawe

From Edgar-Award nominee Elle Cosimano, comes a hilarious and heart-pounding follow-up to Finlay Donovan is Killing It.

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Four Thousand WeeksFour Thousand Weeks

By: Oliver Burkeman

Read by: Oliver Burkeman

Time is our biggest worry: there is too little of it.  The acclaimed Guardian writer Oliver Burkeman offers a lively, entertaining philosophical guide to time and time management, setting aside superficial efficiency solutions in favor of reckoning with and finding joy in the finitude of human life.

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The Secret Keeper of JaipurThe Secret Keeper of Aipur

By: Alka Joshi

Read by: Sneha Mathan, Ariyan Kassam & Deepa Samuel

In New York Times bestselling author Alka Joshi’s intriguing new novel, henna artist Lakshmi arranges for her protégé, Malik, to intern at the Jaipur Palace in this tale rich in character, atmosphere, and lavish storytelling.

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See You in the CosmosSee You In the Cosmos

By: Jack Cheng

Read by: Kivlighan de Montebello, Brittany Pressley, Graham Halstead, Michael Crouch, Jason Culp, Thérèse Plummer, Susan Bennett, Dan Bittner, Pete Larkin & Courtney Shaw

A space-obsessed boy and his dog, Carl Sagan, take a journey toward family, love, hope, and awe in this funny and moving novel for fans of Counting by 7s and Walk Two Moons.

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Who Is Maud Dixon?Who Is Maud Dixon?

By: Alexandra Andrews

Read by: Therese Plummer

Florence Darrow sets off for Morocco with her new boss, the celebrated but reclusive author Maud Dixon.   There, she begins to feel she’s leading the sort of interesting, cosmopolitan life she deserves.  But when she wakes up in the hospital after a terrible car accident, with no memory of the previous night—and no sign of Maud—a dangerous idea begins to take form. . . 

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