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

The October New York Times Audio Bestseller list is in, and BOT has 10 audiobooks on the list! Check your collections to make sure these titles are available so that your patrons can start listening right away.


AUDIO FICTION

#2 Fiction Bestseller

The Testaments
Margaret Atwood’s dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid’s Tale, has become a modern classic—and now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel read by an all-star full cast.

#3 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 runaway #1 bestseller, 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

#5 Fiction Bestseller

The Water Dancer (Oprah's Book Club)
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Read by: Joe Morton
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An Oprah’s Book Club Pick! From the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me comes a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom.

#10 Fiction Bestseller

The Secrets We Kept
A Hello Sunshine x Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick. A thrilling tale of secretaries turned spies, of love and duty, and of sacrifice—inspired by the true story of the CIA plot to infiltrate the hearts and minds of Soviet Russia, not with propaganda, but with the greatest love story of the twentieth century: Doctor Zhivago.

#13 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

AUDIO NON-FICTION

#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

#3 Non-Fiction Bestseller

Call Sign Chaos
Author: Bing West and Jim Mattis
Read by: Danny Campbell
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A clear-eyed account of learning how to lead in a chaotic world, by General Jim Mattis—the former Secretary of Defense and one of the most formidable strategic thinkers of our time—and Bing West, a former assistant secretary of defense and combat Marine.

#6 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

#13 Non-Fiction Bestseller

Thank You for My Service
Author: Mat Best, Ross Patterson and Nils Parker
Read by: Mat Best
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The unapologetic, laugh-out-loud military memoir both vets and civilians have been waiting for, from a five-tour Army Ranger turned YouTube phenomenon and zealous advocate for veterans. Narrated by the author.

#14 Non-Fiction Bestseller

She Said
Author: Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey
Read By: Rebecca Lowman, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey
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From the Pulitzer-prize winning reporters who broke the news of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment and abuse for the New York Times, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the thrilling untold story of their investigation and its consequences for the #MeToo movement.

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