July 2019 NYT Audio Bestsellers
Collection Development July 2019 New York Times Audio Bestsellers

It’s that time again! The New York Times Audio bestsellers are here, and BOT is continuing our summer hot streak with 12 bestselling audiobooks on the list! Make sure you have these titles in your audio collection so patrons can start listening today!

AUDIO FICTION

#1 Fiction Bestseller

Where the Crawdads Sing
Author: Delia Owens
Read by: Cassandra Campbell
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A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick and breakout #1 bestseller for multiple weeks in a row, Where the Crawdads Sing is a must-have audiobook for your collection.

“[Narrator Cassandra] Campbell’s accents give the mix of classes and regions in the story the same realistic detail Owens provides for the marsh…Prepare to be enchanted and haunted.”—AudioFile Earphones Award

#2 Fiction Bestseller

City of Girls
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
Read by: Blair Brown
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From the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and The Signature of All Things, a delicious novel of glamour, sex, and adventure, about a young woman discovering that you don’t have to be a good girl to be a good person.

Throughout the audio, Brown portrays various New York City accents, from Manhattan to the Bronx and Brooklyn, peppered with the British speech of Olive and Edna and the determined, courageous voice of Vivian, which becomes more empathetic as she ages. City of Girls is reflective of the time and Brown stays true to the characters, in this engrossing audio by the author of Eat, Pray, Love (2006).”—Booklist, starred review

“Blair Brown delivers a superb narration of Elizabeth Gilbert’s novel.”—AudioFile

#6 Fiction Bestseller

A Clash of Kings
Author: George R. R. Martin
Read by: Roy Dotrice
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The audiobook behind the second season of the acclaimed HBO show Game of Thrones.

“Dotrice’s range of vocal tones, from gravelly and commanding to silkenly dangerous, creates a mood of insistence that holds the listener captive throughout the epic story.”—AudioFile, Earphones Award winner

#7 Fiction Bestseller

A Game of Thrones
Author: George R. R. Martin
Read by: Roy Dotrice
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The first audiobook in the epic fantasy series that became the acclaimed HBO show and cultural phenomenon Game of Thrones.

“Roy Dotrice has a gruff voice and style that is right at home in this harsh environment. He gives voice to a broad cast of characters with great range.”—AudioFile

#12 Fiction Bestseller

A Storm of Swords
Author: George R. R. Martin
Read by: Roy Dotrice
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The book behind the third season of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

“Dotrice has the manner of a gruff, old knight, a tone that is well suited to this epic tale.”—AudioFile

#14 Fiction Bestseller

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Author: Gail Honeyman
Read by: Cathleen McCarron
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A New York Times Bestseller and Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick.

“Beautifully written and incredibly funny, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is about the importance of friendship and human connection. I fell in love with Eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger; I think you will fall in love, too!”—Reese Witherspoon

“Narrator Cathleen McCarron’s articulated British accent and studied pacing lend weight to Eleanor’s apparent alienation from the world–and her immediate charm to listeners.”—AudioFile Earphones Award

#15 Fiction Bestseller

Tom Clancy Enemy Contact
Author: Mike Maden
Read by: Scott Brick
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Jack Ryan, Jr.’s race to stop an international criminal conspiracy is intertwined with the fate of an old friend in this blistering entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

AUDIO NON-FICTION

#1 Non-Fiction Bestseller

Becoming
Author: Michelle Obama
Read by: Michelle Obama
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An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir written and read by the former First Lady of the United States. An absolutely singular audiobook that is topping bestseller lists around the world.

“Her signature quiet confidence comes through every word as she narrates her story.”—AudioFile, Earphones Award

#2 Non-Fiction Bestseller

Educated
Author: Tara Westover
Read by: Julia Whelan
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An unforgettable, Audie Award-winning memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University. Educated is a brilliant audio recommendation for many patrons.

“Narrator Julia Whelan’s performance is outstanding.”—AudioFile Earphones Award

#8 Non-Fiction Bestseller

Range
Author: David Epstein
Read by: Will Damron
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The New York Times bestseller that has all of America talking, Range is a powerful argument for how to succeed in any field: develop broad interests and skills while everyone around you is rushing to specialize.

“So much crucial and revelatory information about performance, success, and education.”—Susan Cain, bestselling author of Quiet

#11 Non-Fiction Bestseller

Life Will Be the Death of Me
Author: Chelsea Handler
Read by: Chelsea Handler
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The funny, sad, super-honest, all-true story of Chelsea Handler’s year of self-discovery is narrated by the author which makes this a must-listen for patrons.

“Comedian Chelsea Handler has written about intimate topics like one-night stands, but her first memoir, Life Will Be the Death of Me:…and you too! is her most revelatory yet.”—USA Today

#13 Non-Fiction Bestseller

The Power of Habit
Author: Charles Duhigg
Read by: Mike Chamberlain
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A longtime non-fiction favorite, the audio edition of The Power of Habit is an essential audiobook for your collection.

“Mike Chamberlain offers a warm, steady narration, packed with inquisitiveness and enthusiasm. His delivery of the supporting case studies from contemporary business and modern history brings the complexity of the topic to life and keeps listeners engaged.”—AudioFile

#15 Non-Fiction Bestseller

Thinking, Fast and Slow
Author: Daniel Kahneman
Read by: Patrick Egan
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The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of us; this audiobook will change the way you think about thinking.

“Narrator Patrick Egan has a likable voice, and he reads with energy at an excellent pace, modulating intonation and matching sense to expression skillfully. He makes the sometimes complex text clear and holds the listener’s attention.”—AudioFile

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