Brilliant Books Bestsellers: Audio Edition
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?
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…
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”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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. . . .
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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