The YALSA Amazing Audiobooks list is aimed towards young adults aged 12-18 and is drawn from the previous year of spoken-word releases. Read on for the fantastic listens from BOT & Listening Library—including 4 Top Ten selections—that made the list this year! You can view the YALSA Committee’s comments and full list here.
“In a rich, warm timbre, Michelle Obama treats us to reminiscences and reflections on her life as though we were friends seated in her living room…This intimate listening experience allows us behind the public exterior and into the warm embrace of private revelations by one of our nation’s most beloved role models.”—AudioFile Earphones Award
“A.S. King’s novels…are in another solar system entirely.”—Bookpage, starred review
“Give this to your King fans and your patient listeners, who will become immersed in the story as it unfolds.”—School Library Journal, starred review
“All three narrators provide the perfect combo of teen angst…[King] magnifies the surrealism in her writing with an unflinching fierceness that’s hard to imagine coming from anyone else.”—AudioFile
“Lee’s emotionally and culturally authentic performance will have listeners rooting for Frank through many twists and turns, all the way to the audiobook’s lovely conclusion.”—AudioFile Earphones Award
“Thoughtful and thorough, Ribay and de Ocampo meld coming-of-age drama, family dysfunction, and contemporary sociopolitical awareness into a riveting thriller with affecting results.”—Booklist, starred review