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

The September New York Times Audio Bestsellers are here, and BOT is rocketing into fall with 11 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 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

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

#9 Fiction Bestseller

Before We Were Yours
Author: Lisa Wingate
Read By: Catherine Taber and Emily Rankin
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Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals—in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country—Lisa Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong.

#15 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

AUDIO NON-FICTION

#1 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

#2 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

#6 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.

#10 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

#12 Non-Fiction Bestseller

How to Be an Antiracist
Author: Ibram X. Kendi
Read by: Ibram X. Kendi
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From the National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves.

“The most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind.”—The New York Times

#13 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

#14 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

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