The Top Audiobook Bestsellers of 2017


We're thrilled to partner with to be able to bring you downloadable audiobooks!  With more and more readers discovering the convenience of downloadable audio, it's the fastest growing way to enjoy a book.  Here are the top ten titles that the listeners of many from right here at Brilliant Books!--were enjoying in 2017.



  #10 Commonwealth

The acclaimed, bestselling author—winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize—tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families’ lives.

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#9 You Don't Have to Say You Love Me

Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction

A searing, deeply moving memoir about family, love, loss, and forgiveness from the critically acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award-winning author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

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#8 The Hate U Give

Eight Starred Reviews!

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

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#7 The Underground Railroad

The National Book Award Winner and #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South

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#6 Theft by Finding

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers.

One of the most anticipated books of 2017: Boston Globe, New York Times Book Review, New York's "Vulture", The Week, Bustle, BookRiot


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#5 Norse Mythology

Through Gaiman’s deft and witty prose emerge Norse gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.

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#4 What Happened

The election of 2016 was unprecedented and historic. What Happened is the story of that campaign and its aftermath.

“In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I’ve often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net. Now I’m letting my guard down.”  —Hillary Rodham Clinton, from the introduction of What Happened

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#3 Hillbilly Elegy


From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class

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#2 A Gentleman in Moscow

From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility—a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel.

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#1 Lincoln in the Bardo

The long-awaited first novel from the author of Tenth of December: a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented.

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