Booklist Editors' Choice 2019
Awards & Recognition, Collection Development Booklist’s Editors’ Choice Adult Audiobooks 2019

Booklist‘s 2019 Editors’ Choice picks for audio truly speak for themselves. As Booklist shared, “This year’s selection of audiobooks highlights qualities unique to the format: full casts, nuanced accents, clever production elements, and stellar storytelling talent.”

Be sure your collections include these TEN amazing audiobooks that will please patrons for many road trips, book clubs, and cooking and crafting projects to come or wherever it is that they like to listen. After all, any time is reading time thanks to audiobooks!

Adult Audio Editors’ Choice list
Click here to view the full list on BooklistOnline.com

Angels in America
“Theater fans will cherish this thoughtfully produced title that does justice to Kushner’s masterful creation.”—Booklist, starred review
Daisy Jones & The Six
“The “Behind the Music”-style interviews that make up this tribute to a fictitious band lend themselves perfectly to a full-cast recording—each narrator telling his or her piece of the story in his or her own voice.”—Booklist, starred review
A Dream About Lightning Bugs
Author: Ben Folds
Read by: Ben Folds
“As self-deprecating and introspective as his songs, Folds’ honesty and humor will appeal to fans and non-fans alike and is even better in audio format.”—Booklist, starred review
The Lager Queen of Minnesota
Author: J. Ryan Stradal
Read by: Judith Ivey
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“The cozy atmosphere is bolstered by Ivey’s narration. Her Minnesota accent gives the book a sense of place, and her insightful tone and inflection open a window into the characters’ innermost thoughts and feelings. Ivey does an excellent job of bringing out the depth of Stradal’s memorable characters.”—Booklist, starred review
McGlue
Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
Read by: Chris Ciulla
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“Though brief, this new recording of Moshfegh’s 2014 novella is not an easy listen—it’s a gripping, mysterious, and memorable one.”—Booklist, starred review
The Secrets We Kept
“Complementing the numerous perspectives in the novel, the audio is performed by a full cast. As the story covers so many points of view, the use of different narrators for each perspective elevates the written text by assisting listeners in distinguishing all the characters.”—Booklist, starred review
A Single Thread
Author: Tracy Chevalier
Read by: Fenella Woolgar
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“In print, this tale of a woman defining her own future is an absorbing read; in audio, it steps off the printed page and takes on living flesh.”—Booklist, starred review
Southern Lady Code
Author: Helen Ellis
Read by: Helen Ellis
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“When the material is already so funny, adding another layer of guffaw-inducements hardly seems possible, until you’ve heard Ellis narrate her own 23-essay collection.”—Booklist, starred review
The Stonewall Reader
Author: New York Public Library and Edmund White
Read by: Various
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“An outstanding company of voices, among them Barbara Rosenblat, Michael Crouch, Rebecca Lowman, Tenaja Jordan, and Graham Halstead, whose commanding, sometimes dramatic, performances elevate the experiences of those whose words they speak.”—Booklist, starred review
A Woman of No Importance
Author: Sonia Purnell
Read by: Juliet Stevenson
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” This exceptional narration celebrates a remarkable life in a glowing tribute to a woman whose heroic achievements were once lost to history.”—Booklist, starred review

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