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The top 50 Short Stories audiobooks on Libro.fm based on sales from our 1,400+ partner bookstore locations.

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Bestseller #1

Land of Big Numbers

Stories

By Te-Ping Chen
Narrated by: Lynn Chen, Christine Lakin, Eddy Lee, Christopher Naoki Lee, Matt Yang Kim, Katie Tang, Fiona Rene & various narrators
Length: 6 hours 35 minutes

If you enjoyed Her Body and Other Parties, then you’ll love Land of Big Numbers.

“ How can someone write about China? It’s a land of contradictions and multitudes seemingly impossible to tease apart. Te-ping Chen has managed to do just that with this slim and stunning short story collection. Each entry is a small glimpse into someone’s life; you will hunger for more. The book blends the real with the surreal to delicately touch on topics like technology, censorship, globalization, and conformity in surprising ways. The collection is like a perfect pearl: brilliant, gleaming and a little elusive.”

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Bestseller #2

The Office of Historical Corrections

A Novella and Stories

By Danielle Evans
Narrated by: Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Nicole Lewis, Brittany Pressley, Shayna Small, January LaVoy, Adenrele Ojo & Janina Edwards
Length: 7 hours 13 minutes

The Office of Historical Corrections

“I have been holding my breath for Danielle Evans’ next book of short stories since Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, and The Office of Historical Corrections was worth the wait. She delivers the same great storytelling, insight, and sharp cultural commentary. Her touch on themes usually associated with older people, such as redemption, reconciliation, and propitiation, moved me. I read the whole collection in two days.”

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Bestseller #3

The Man Who Lived Underground

By Richard Wright
Narrated by: Ethan Herisse
Length: 6 hours 45 minutes

“The Man Who Lived Underground reminds us that any ‘greatest writers of the 20th century’ list that doesn’t start and end with Richard Wright is laughable. It might very well be Wright’s most brilliantly crafted, and ominously foretelling, book.” —Kiese Laymon

A major literary event: an explosive, previously unpublished novel about race and... Read more »

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Bestseller #4

Parker Pyne Investigates

A Parker Pyne Collection

By Agatha Christie
Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
Length: 5 hours 45 minutes

Agatha Christie once again demonstrates her mastery of the short form mystery with Parker Pyne Investigates—short stories of crime and detection featuring Parker Pyne, certainly one of the most unconventional private investigators ever to pursue a hot lead.

Mrs. Packington felt alone, helpless and utterly forlorn. But her life changed when she... Read more »

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Bestseller #5

Exhalation

Stories

By Ted Chiang
Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Dominic Hoffman, Amy Landon & Ted Chiang
Length: 11 hours 21 minutes

Exhalation

“WOW. My first experience with Ted Chiang absolutely blew me out of the water. Each story left me with wide eyes and a racing mind, running to my husband to read a passage so we could both be knocked over with wonder. Exhalation filled me with so many questions about our collective past, present, and future, I’ll be coming back to this book again and again trying to find the answers.”

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Bestseller #6

Mouthful of Birds

Stories

By Samanta Schweblin
Narrated by: Various
Length: 5 hours 57 minutes

Mouthful of Birds

“Samanta Schweblin set a high standard with her translated debut novel Fever Dream, a standard she has now miraculously surpassed with this unnerving new collection of short stories, a must-read for anyone who doubts the written word’s ability to touch reality. Mouthful of Birds will rattle your bones, infiltrate your mind, and engulf you in a surreal dream-state of bewilderment and ferocity that will leave you fearing to turn the page, even as you beg for more.”

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Bestseller #7

Where the Wild Ladies Are

By Aoko Matsuda
Length: 6 hours 36 minutes

Where the Wild Ladies Are

Where the Wild Ladies Are is a beautiful and haunting, modern and feminist reimagining of Japanese folklore and ghost stories. While it wears its inspirations on its sleeve, each of these enchanting and offbeat stories feels entirely original. Ethereal, quirky, and charming — I loved it!”

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Bestseller #8

Love in Color

Mythical Tales from Around the World, Retold

By Bolu Babalola
Narrated by: Ajjaz Awad, Nneka Okoye, Bolu Babalola & Olukemi Babalola
Length: 8 hours 37 minutes

“Perfection in short story form, I am in love with every single word Bolu Babalola has written. So rarely is love expressed this richly, this vividly, or this artfully.”
— Candice Carty-Williams, international bestselling author of Queenie

A high-born Nigerian goddess, who has been beaten down and unappreciated by her gregarious lover, longs to... Read more »

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Bestseller #9

The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories

By Ken Liu
Narrated by: Corey Brill & Joy Osmanski
Length: 15 hours 41 minutes

Featured in the Netflix series Love, Death & Robots

Bestselling author Ken Liu selects his multiple award-winning stories for a groundbreaking collection—including a brand-new piece exclusive to this volume.

With his debut novel, The Grace of Kings, taking the literary world by storm, Ken Liu now shares his finest short fiction in The Paper... Read more »

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Bestseller #10

The Labors of Hercules

A Hercule Poirot Collection
Hercule Poirot Mysteries: Book #26

By Agatha Christie
Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
Length: 8 hours 43 minutes

Like The Labors of Hercules, the twelve cases Poirot must solve in this captivating collection of short crime fiction stories are dangerous, demanding, and positively ingenious.

In appearance Hercule Poirot hardly resembled an ancient Greek hero. Yet—reasoned the detective—like Hercules he had been responsible for ridding society of some of its... Read more »

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Bestseller #11

Magic for Beginners

Stories

By Kelly Link
Narrated by: Various
Length: 10 hours 44 minutes

Perfect for readers of George Saunders, Karen Russell, Neil Gaiman, and Aimee Bender, Magic for Beginners is an exquisite, dreamlike dispatch from a virtuoso storyteller who can do seemingly anything. Kelly Link reconstructs modern life through an intoxicating prism, conjuring up unforgettable worlds with humor and humanity. These stories are at... Read more »

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Bestseller #12

One More Thing

Stories and Other Stories

By B. J. Novak
Narrated by: B. J. Novak, Mindy Kaling, Lena Dunham, Jenna Fischer, Julianne Moore, Carey Mulligan, Katy Perry, Jason Schwartzman, Emma Thompson & Rainn Wilson
Length: 6 hours 47 minutes

WITH SPECIAL APPEARANCES by Lena Dunham, Jenna Fischer, Mindy Kaling, Julianne Moore, Carey Mulligan, Katy Perry, Jason Schwartzman, Emma Thompson, and Rainn Wilson

B.J. Novak's One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories is an endlessly entertaining, surprisingly sensitive, and startlingly original debut that signals the arrival of a brilliant new... Read more »

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Bestseller #13

The Rock Eaters

Stories

By Brenda Peynado
Narrated by: Frankie Corzo, Ines del Castillo, Sunil Malhotra, Alejandra Reynoso & Jane Santos
Length: 8 hours 37 minutes

A story collection, in the vein of Carmen Maria Machado, Kelly Link, and Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, spanning worlds and dimensions, using strange and speculative elements to tackle issues ranging from class differences to immigration to first-generation experiences to xenophobia
 
What does it mean to be other? What does it mean to love in a world... Read more »

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Bestseller #14

Love Like That

Stories

By Emma Duffy-Comparone
Narrated by: Angela Dawe
Length: 5 hours 22 minutes

Named a Best New Book of 2021 by Vogue and Refinery29
Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2021 by Lit Hub

“A witty, provocative short story collection, filled with women who are delightfully difficult.”—Refinery29

Love Like That is a joyfully subversive and moving debut collection of stories about brilliant, broken women that are just the right amount... Read more »

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Bestseller #15

Florida

By Lauren Groff
Narrated by: Lauren Groff
Length: 7 hours 59 minutes

Florida

“This collection of short stories take place in Florida, but this is no Disney World! Dog snatching alligators, hurricanes and lurking panthers-just a few of the dangers in this well crafted book. I especially enjoyed "At the Round Earth's Imagined Corners"”

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Bestseller #16

Uncommon Type

Some Stories

By Tom Hanks
Narrated by: Tom Hanks
Length: 10 hours 1 minutes

Uncommon Type

“Wow! Here is a collection of stories that are at times funny, often moving, and really, really good, if not great. 'Welcome to Mars' is perhaps my favorite. It's Kirk's 19th birthday, and he joins his father to go surfing on what turns out to be a defining day in his life. And then there's 'Alan Bean Plus Four,' which is a hilarious telling of four friends' journey to the moon. Read it. You'll be pleasantly surprised by Tom Hanks' writing.”

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Bestseller #17

First Person Singular

Stories

By Haruki Murakami & Philip Gabriel
Narrated by: Kotaro Watanabe
Length: 5 hours 24 minutes

“Some novelists hold a mirror up to the world and some, like Haruki Murakami, use the mirror as a portal to a universe hidden beyond it.” —The Wall Street Journal
 
A mind-bending new collection of short stories from the internationally acclaimed Haruki Murakami.

The eight stories in this new book are all told in the first person by a classic... Read more »

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Bestseller #18

Terminal Boredom

Stories

By Izumi Suzuki
Narrated by: Cindy Kay
Length: 5 hours 53 minutes

The first English language publication of the work of Izumi Suzuki, a legend of Japanese science fiction and a countercultural icon. At turns nonchalantly hip and charmingly deranged, Suzuki's singular slant on speculative fiction would be echoed in countless later works, from Margaret Atwood and Harumi Murakami, to Black Mirror and Ex Machina.... Read more »

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Bestseller #19

Her Body and Other Parties

Stories

By Carmen Maria Machado
Narrated by: Amy Landon
Length: 8 hours 41 minutes

In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. While her work has earned her comparisons to Karen Russell and Kelly Link, she has a voice that is all her own. In this electric and provocative debut, Machado... Read more »

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Bestseller #20

How Long 'til Black Future Month?

Stories

By N. K. Jemisin
Narrated by: Shayna Small, Gail Nelson-Holgate, Robin Eller & Ron Butler
Length: 14 hours 10 minutes

Three-time Hugo Award winner and NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin challenges and delights readers with thought-provoking narratives of destruction, rebirth, and redemption that sharply examine modern society in her first collection of short fiction, which includes never-before-seen stories.

"Marvelous and wide-ranging." -- Los Angeles... Read more »

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Bestseller #21

Milk Blood Heat

Stories

By Dantiel W. Moniz
Narrated by: Machelle Williams
Length: 5 hours 31 minutes

If you enjoyed Sabrina & Corina, then you’ll love Milk Blood Heat.

“Hands down the best short story collection I've read to date. Not a dud in the bunch. Each story glows 10/10 on its own merit, yet paradoxically, each is that much greater when paired with its peers. If you want to know what it's like to read a miracle, pick up Dantiel W. Moniz's debut (that's right... A DEBUT!!!!!!) Milk, Blood, Heat. It's a book you'll slow down the audio when you listen to it to savor every last rich, syrupy drop.”

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Bestseller #22

A House Is a Body

Stories

By Shruti Swamy
Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
Length: 6 hours 30 minutes

"This collection will change the way all stories—short and long—are told, written, and consumed." —KIESE LAYMON, author of Heavy In two-time O. Henry-prize winner Swamy's debut collection of stories, dreams collide with reality, modernity collides with antiquity, myth with true identity, and women grapple with desire, with ego, with motherhood... Read more »

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Bestseller #23

Tales from the Folly

A Rivers of London Short Story Collection

By Ben Aaronovitch & Charlaine Harris
Narrated by: Ben Aaronovitch, Ben Elliot, Felix Grainger, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Sam Peter Jackson, Alex Kingston, Shvorne Marks & Penelope Rawlins
Length: 4 hours 50 minutes

Return to the world of Rivers of London in this first short story collection from bestselling author, Ben Aaronovitch. Tales from the Folly is a carefully curated collection that gathers together previously published stories and brand new tales in the same place for the first time. Each tale features a new introduction from the author, filled... Read more »

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Bestseller #24

Stories of Your Life and Others

By Ted Chiang
Narrated by: Todd McLaren & Abby Craden
Length: 10 hours 23 minutes

Stories of Your Life and Others

“I have read in several places that Ted Chiang is one of the most important voices in modern science fiction and after reading this book I fully agree with this statement. Stories of Your Life is a collection of short stories that for the most part were originally published in magazines. Each of the stories dealt with wildly different subjects, proving Chiang’s versatility as an author. And each story was deeply compelling and filled with truly original ideas. My favorite kind of science fiction is the kind that forces you to put the book down occasionally and ponder the implications of the ideas being presented. This collection had no shortage of these moments. Another one of my favorite issues in science fiction is linguistics and communication difficulties, the title story that was made into the film Arrival, did a wonderful job at addressing this issue and presented fresh concepts that I will be considering for some time to come. The best books are the ones that keep you thinking for months on end and I have no doubt that this book has had that effect on me. I don’t want to give away the premises of these stories because I found them surprising throughout and wouldn’t want to deprive you of a similar experience. Highly recommended!”

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Bestseller #25

Holidays on Ice

Stories

By David Sedaris
Narrated by: David Sedaris, Ann Magnuson & Amy Sedaris
Length: 4 hours 19 minutes

David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favoritesas the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris's tales of tardy trick-or-treaters ("Us and Them"); the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the... Read more »

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Bestseller #26

In Our Time

1925 Edition

By Ernest Hemingway
Narrated by: Frank Marcopolos
Length: 3 hours 21 minutes

In Our Time is Ernest Hemingway's first collection of short stories. This, the 1925 edition, collects 14 short stories while omitting the 18 vignettes that are sometimes included in the written text. The stories' themes are of alienation, loss, grief, and separation. The collection is renowned for its use of spare language and its oblique... Read more »

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Bestseller #27

David Sedaris - 14 CD Boxed Set

By David Sedaris
Narrated by: David Sedaris & Hachette Assorted Authors
Length: 15 hours 15 minutes

All of David Sedaris' best in one box set! The set includes ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY with a full hour of bonus tracks not available on cassette; NAKED; HOLIDAYS ON ICE; and BARREL FEVER AND OTHER STORIES. This timeless collection combines poignancy, humor, and the sparkling imagination of one of America's best-loved humorists. Read more »

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Bestseller #28

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden

Stories

By Denis Johnson
Narrated by: Nick Offerman, Michael Shannon, Dermot Mulroney & Will Patton
Length: 5 hours 16 minutes

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden

“Denis Johnson is one of those writers whose work you read, no matter the topic or reviews. Even in his strangest stories, he manages to conjure just the right turns of phrase to put the reader within his wacky world. I was so excited to get my hands on his posthumously published collection of short stories, which reminds me of his breakout collection, Jesus' Son. The stories are wry, expertly written, and laced with similarly hazy, under-the-influence characters. It was bittersweet to read his final published works, but he certainly didn't let us down.”

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Bestseller #29

Fox 8

A Story

By George Saunders
Narrated by: George Saunders
Length: 37 minutes

Fox 8

“Another charming, inventive, and bizarre short story from a master of the form, Fox 8 will pinch your heart and make you cackle with laughter. With gorgeous illustrations by Chelsea Cardinal, this is an Aesop’s fable for the modern era. As with all of George Saunders’s other work, Fox 8 will leave you feeling like you’ve ridden a roller coaster through the entire range of human emotions—and isn’t that what literature is for?”

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Bestseller #30

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

A Song of Ice and Fire

By George R. R. Martin
Narrated by: Harry Lloyd
Length: 9 hours 59 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Taking place nearly a century before the events of A Game of Thrones, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin’s ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire.
 
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY LOS ANGELES TIMES AND BUZZFEED
 
These... Read more »

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Bestseller #31

Tenth of December

Stories

By George Saunders
Narrated by: George Saunders
Length: 5 hours 39 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST FICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE DECADE BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY AND BUZZFEED • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY People • The New York Times... Read more »

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Bestseller #32

Burning Girls and Other Stories

By Veronica Schanoes
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 9 hours 42 minutes

Burning Girls and Other Stories

“This short story collection blew me away. Our protagonists, in true fairytale fashion (but perhaps better than I’ve ever seen it) are pushed by circumstance and historical context and prejudice and sometimes cruelty, into situations where they seem to have no choices left. It’s then that the fantastical elements of the stories come in. Through magic—sometimes ugly and grotesque magic and always with a cost—our characters retain their agency and fight back, even though they rarely win a “happily ever after”. My two favorite stories were, "The Revenant," and “Emma Goldman Takes Tea with the Baba Yaga," but if I let myself choose more than two I'd pick almost all of them as favorites.”

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Bestseller #33

Get In Trouble

Stories

By Kelly Link
Narrated by: Various
Length: 9 hours 56 minutes

She has been hailed by Michael Chabon as “the most darkly playful voice in American fiction” and by Neil Gaiman as “a national treasure.” Now Kelly Link’s eagerly awaited new collection—her first for adult readers in a decade—proves indelibly that this bewitchingly original writer is among the finest we have.
 
Link has won an ardent following for... Read more »

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Bestseller #34

The Neil Gaiman Reader

Selected Fiction

By Neil Gaiman
Narrated by: Neil Gaiman, George Guidall & Lenny Henry
Length: 27 hours 2 minutes

An outstanding array—52 pieces in all—of selected fiction from the multiple-award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, curated by his readers around the world, and introduced with a foreword by Booker Prize-winning author Marlon James

Spanning Gaiman’s career to date, The Neil Gaiman Reader: Selected Fiction is a captivating... Read more »

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Bestseller #35

The Collected Stories of Winnie-the-Pooh

Winnie-the-Pooh

By A.A. Milne
Narrated by: Stephen Fry
Length: 4 hours 27 minutes

WINNIE-THE-POOH
POOH GOES VISITING and other stories
Story 1
In which we are introduced
Story 2 In which Pooh goes visiting and gets into a tight place
Story 3 In which Pooh and Piglet go hunting and nearly catch a Woozle
Story 4 In which Eeyore loses a tail and Pooh finds one
Story 5 In which Piglet is entirely surrounded by water
Story 6 In... Read more »

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Bestseller #36

Lot

Stories

By Bryan Washington
Narrated by: Bryan Washington, Dion Graham, JD Jackson & Bahni Turpin
Length: 5 hours 41 minutes

Lot

“This is such a phenomenal book by a writer who should be on everyone’s radar for 2019. Washington has a detailed and poignant style that reveals the tender soul within all of his characters. None of the characters that we meet in Lot are strangers — they are our mothers, brothers, lovers, and friends. Washington pulls them all together through interlocking stories, taking us in between the cracks and revealing how these characters feel and what drives them (and what doesn’t). This series of stories, told with no agenda, explores sexual awakening and identification, gentrification and its victims, and the power of family to both save us and fail us.”

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Bestseller #37

The Love Object

Selected Stories

By Edna O'Brien & John Banville
Narrated by: Catherine McGoohan
Length: 19 hours 58 minutes

Collected here for the first time are stories spanning five decades of writing by the "short story master" (Harold Bloom).

As John Banville writes in his introduction to The Love Object, Edna O'Brien "is, simply, one of the finest writers of our time." The thirty-one stories collected in this volume provide, among other things, a cumulative... Read more »

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Bestseller #38

A Lucky Man

Stories

By Jamel Brinkley
Narrated by: Korey Jackson
Length: 9 hours 29 minutes

FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION In the nine expansive, searching stories of A Lucky Man, fathers and sons attempt to salvage relationships with friends and family members and confront mistakes made in the past. An imaginative young boy from the Bronx goes swimming with his group from day camp at a backyard pool in the suburbs,... Read more »

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Bestseller #39

How to Pronounce Knife

Stories

By Souvankham Thammavongsa
Narrated by: James Tang & Kulap Vilaysack
Length: 2 hours 59 minutes

Named one of the New York Times' "7 New Books to Watch Out for in April," this revelatory story collection honors characters struggling to find their bearings far from home, even as they do the necessary "grunt work of the world."   In the title story of Souvankham Thammavongsa's debut collection, a young girl brings a book home from school... Read more »

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Bestseller #40

To Hold the Bridge

By Garth Nix
Narrated by: Nicola Barber, Raphael Corkhill, Roger Wayne, Steven Crossley, Michael Crouch, John Lee, Polly Lee, Davina Porter, Raj Varhma & Christian Coulson
Length: 13 hours 24 minutes

An entertaining short-story collection from bestselling fantasy author Garth Nix, including an Old Kingdom novella, a short story set in the same world as Shade's Children, and another story set in the world of A Confusion of Princes.

Garth Nix is renowned for his legendary fantasy works, but To Hold the Bridge showcases his versatility as the... Read more »

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Bestseller #41

Screen Tests

Stories and Other Writing

By Kate Zambreno
Narrated by: Mia Barron
Length: 6 hours 6 minutes

In Screen Tests, an astoundingly original and stylish collection, Zambreno has once again created new categories of writing, of vivid and surprising language and thought. In the first half, the narrator regales us with incisive and witty swatches from a life lived inside a brilliant mind, meditating on aging and vanity, fame and failure, writing... Read more »

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Bestseller #42

Fresh Ink

An Anthology

By Lamar Giles
Narrated by: Guy Lockard, Kim Mai Guest, Bahni Turpin, Various, Eric Gansworth, Aminah Mae Safi, Dominic Hoffman, Dion Graham, Ron Butler, J. B. Adkins, Sara Farizan, Henry Leyva, Donnabella Mortel & Schuyler Bailar
Length: 5 hours 4 minutes

All it takes to rewrite the rules is a little fresh ink in this remarkable YA anthology from thirteen of the most recognizable, diverse authors writing today including Nicola Yoon, Jason Reynolds, Melissa de la Cruz, and many more, and published in partnership with We Need Diverse Books. This collection features ten short stories, a graphic... Read more »

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Bestseller #43

Full Throttle

Stories

By Joe Hill
Narrated by: Zachary Quinto, Wil Wheaton, Kate Mulgrew, Neil Gaiman, Ashleigh Cummings, Joe Hill, Laysla De Oliveira, Nate Corddry, Connor Jessup, Stephen Lang & George Guidall
Length: 15 hours 45 minutes

Full Throttle

“What a ride! This book of stories (two written with Stephen King) is a fast ride through Hill’s considerable imagination. He takes us through 13 stories of suspense, from the back of a motorcycle and outrunning a murderous semi-truck driver to an American sea monster, then on to a young girl who befriends a machine, and ending with, well, the end of the world. His stories are reminiscent of a certain well-known horror writer, but are clearly his own brand of terror. I enjoyed each of them and wished that some might morph into full-length books because it was hard to let them go. I always look forward to Hill’s books, and this one did not disappoint.”

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Bestseller #44

The Best of Walter M. Miller, Jr.

By Walter M. Miller & Jr.
Length: 21 hours 28 minutes

Walter M. Miller, Jr, is best remembered as the author of A Canticle for Leibowitz, which has been universally recognized as one of the greatest novels of modern science fiction. But in addition to writing that deeply felt and eloquent book, he produced many shorter works of fiction of stunning originality and power. His profound interest in... Read more »

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Bestseller #45

Five-Carat Soul

By James McBride
Narrated by: Arthur Morey, Nile Bullock, Prentice Onayemi & Dominic Hoffman
Length: 8 hours 33 minutes

Five-Carat Soul

“Sometimes after I've read a great book by an author, I judge. When I picked up a copy of James McBride's new collection of stories, Five-Carat Soul, I was prepared to be disappointed; how could he top The Good Lord Bird? Was I ever surprised, in the best way possible! These stories have all the magnificent qualities of his National Book Award-winning novel: quirky, poignant, and hilarious characters amid myriad situations in life, and humanity at its most human presented in beautiful writing. A couple of multi-story combinations read like novellas, and satisfied my craving to know more about the most interesting of the characters. McBride has set the bar high once again.”

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Bestseller #46

Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory

Stories

By Raphael Bob-Waksberg
Narrated by: Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Baron Vaughn, James Urbaniak, Kimiko Glenn, Colman Domingo, Natalie Morales, Raúl Esparza, Will Brill, Stephanie Beatriz, Emma Galvin & Nicholas Gonzalez
Length: 6 hours 5 minutes

From the creator of the beloved and universally acclaimed television series BoJack Horseman, a fabulously off-beat collection of short stories about love—the best and worst thing in the universe.

Written with all the scathing dark humor that is a hallmark of BoJack Horseman, Raphael Bob-Waksberg’s stories will make you laugh, weep, and shiver in... Read more »

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Bestseller #47

Flights

By Olga Tokarczuk & Jennifer Croft
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
Length: 12 hours 31 minutes

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE
 
WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST FOR TRANSLATED LITERATURE

A visionary work of fiction by "A writer on the level of W. G. Sebald" (Annie Proulx)

"A magnificent writer." — Svetlana Alexievich, Nobel Prize-winning author of Secondhand Time

"A beautifully fragmented...
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Bestseller #48

Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids

By Cynthia Leitich Smith
Narrated by: Kenny Ramos & DeLanna Studi
Length: 6 hours 11 minutes

Edited by award-winning and bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith, this collection of intersecting stories by both new and veteran Native writers bursts with hope, joy, resilience, the strength of community, and Native pride.

Native families from Nations across the continent gather at the Dance for Mother Earth Powwow in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Bestseller #49

Sour Heart

Stories

By Jenny Zhang
Narrated by: Greta Jung, Jenny Zhang, Kim Mai Guest, Nancy Wu, Emily Woo Zeller & Samantha Quan
Length: 9 hours 59 minutes

A sly debut story collection that conjures the experience of adolescence through the eyes of Chinese American girls growing up in New York City—for readers of Zadie Smith, Helen Oyeyemi, and Junot Díaz

A fresh new voice emerges with the arrival of Sour Heart, establishing Jenny Zhang as a frank and subversive interpreter of the immigrant... Read more »

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Bestseller #50

You Think It, I'll Say It

Stories

By Curtis Sittenfeld
Narrated by: Emily Rankin & Mark Deakins
Length: 7 hours 4 minutes

You Think It, I'll Say It

“No one does a better job of writing about the high and low points of contemporary relationships than Curtis Sittenfeld. Her characters are petty, flawed, tender, funny, and completely believable. The characters in You Think It, I'll Say It do not shy away from assuming they know those around them, making the twist when their misjudgments are revealed even more satisfying. While it is easy to fall in love with the insightful storytelling and humor, Sittenfeld's true gift is to make you recognize yourself in these pages.”

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