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Audiobooks by AAPI Authors

Audiobooks by AAPI Authors

Explore this collection of AAPI-authored audiobooks, including new releases and bestsellers.

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Interior Chinatown

A Novel

By Charles Yu
Narrated by: Joel de la Fuente
Length: 4 hours 20 minutes

Interior Chinatown

“We all make choices throughout our lives, choosing different paths to follow, different roles to play. But who selects the options we choose from? Interior Chinatown is like a rapier taken to stereotypes that inhabit society's attitudes towards Asian Americans. The main character, Willis Wu, is a minor actor in an ongoing cop drama who wants to be more than a generic Asian male in the background, maybe even someday becoming "Kung Fu Guy". The novel bounces back and forth between the script Wu is inhabiting and an interior monologue . And one of the strengths of this book, for the reader, is how thin the line sometimes feels between these stereotypical roles that Willis is acting, and the ridiculousness of the particular situation. Interior Chinatown is a brilliant novel, one that challenged this reader in the best possible ways”

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Crying in H Mart

A Memoir

By Michelle Zauner
Narrated by: Michelle Zauner
Length: 7 hours 22 minutes

If you enjoyed Minor Feelings, then you’ll love Crying in H Mart.

“This memoir is an unflinchingly honest portrayal of grief as well as a tender look at the complex relationship between a mother and daughter bridging generational and cultural gaps through the comforting creation of food. This book had me simultaneously sobbing and starving. A perfect read.”

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If I Had Your Face

A Novel

By Frances Cha
Narrated by: Frances Cha, Sue Jean Kim, Ruthie Ann Miles & Jeena Yi
Length: 8 hours 10 minutes

A riveting debut novel set in contemporary Seoul, Korea, about four young women making their way in a world defined by impossible standards of beauty, after-hours room salons catering to wealthy men, ruthless social hierarchies, and K-pop mania
 
“Powerful and provocative . . . a novel about female strength, spirit, resilience—and the solace that... Read more »

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Joan Is Okay

A Novel

By Weike Wang
Narrated by: Catherine Ho
Length: 6 hours 36 minutes

Joan Is Okay

“A smart, moving, and entertaining book. Joan is the daughter of Chinese immigrants and an ICU doctor in New York City. There's a pandemic looming, but Joan’s going to be okay. A witty and insightful story.”

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Beautiful Country

A Memoir

By Qian Julie Wang
Narrated by: Qian Julie Wang
Length: 9 hours 38 minutes

Beautiful Country

“In this brutally honest coming-of-age memoir, Qian Julie Wang comes to terms with the deprivations and struggles of her undocumented Chinese upbringing in New York City in the 1990s.”

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Dream of the Divided Field

Poems

By Yanyi
Narrated by: Yanyi
Length: 1 hours 3 minutes

From an award-winning poet comes a collection on heartbreak and transitions, written with a piercing lyric ferocity. 

“Written with great tenderness and intimacy, Dream of the Divided Field reveals what we do (and do not) owe to others, and what we owe to ourselves.”—Poets & Writers

The poems in Yanyi’s latest book suggest that we enter and... Read more »

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The Loneliest Americans

By Jay Caspian Kang
Narrated by: Intae Kim
Length: 7 hours 33 minutes

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Time, NPR, Mother Jones • “[Kang’s] exploration of class and identity among Asian Americans will be talked about for years to come.”—Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times Book Review
 
“A smart, vulnerable, and incisive exploration of what it means for this brilliant and honest writer—a child of Korean... Read more »

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Forbidden City

A Novel

By Vanessa Hua
Narrated by: Catherine Ho
Length: 13 hours 29 minutes

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A teenage girl living in 1960s China becomes Mao Zedong’s protégée and lover—and a heroine of the Cultural Revolution—in this “masterful new novel” (The Washington Post)
 
“A new classic about China’s Cultural Revolution . . . Think Succession, but add death and mayhem to the palace intrigue. . . . Ambitious and...
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What My Bones Know

A Memoir of Healing from Complex Trauma

By Stephanie Foo
Narrated by: Stephanie Foo
Length: 10 hours 5 minutes

A searing memoir of reckoning and healing by acclaimed journalist Stephanie Foo, investigating the little-understood science behind complex PTSD and how it has shaped her life

“Achingly exquisite . . . providing real hope for those who long to heal.”—Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone


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Thank You, Mr. Nixon

Stories

By Gish Jen
Narrated by: Justin Chien, Catherine Ho, Annie Q & Eunice Wong
Length: 8 hours 42 minutes

The acclaimed, award-winning author of The Resisters takes measure of the fifty years since the opening of China and its unexpected effects on the lives of ordinary people. It is a unique book that only Jen could write—a story collection accruing the power of a novel as it proceeds—a work that Cynthia Ozick has called “an art beyond art. It is... Read more »

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The Swimmers

A novel

By Julie Otsuka
Narrated by: Traci Kato-Kiriyama
Length: 4 hours 5 minutes

The Swimmers

The Swimmers is a gorgeously written book about a group bound together by a public pool. Over and over the swimmers come together, defined by their lanes and their habits. When a crack appears on the bottom of the pool the swimmers' shared world is slowly shattered. They are forced into the harsh dry world above where Alice is losing her memory, and her daughter is losing her mother. A lovely meditation on community, aging, family and the ways that our everyday habits make us who we are.”

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The Verifiers

By Jane Pek
Narrated by: Eunice Wong
Length: 11 hours 46 minutes

Introducing Claudia Lin: a sharp-witted amateur sleuth for the 21st century. This debut novel follows Claudia as she verifies people's online lives, and lies, for a dating detective agency in New York City. Until a client with an unusual request goes missing. . . .

“The world of social media, big tech and internet connectivity provides fertile...
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Constellations of Eve

Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network

By Abbigail Nguyen Rosewood
Narrated by: Catherine Ho
Length: 8 hours 4 minutes

Eve is a reluctant mother; Eve is a famous phenomenon; Eve is a quiet country teacher. Liam is a successful artist; Liam is a scheming husband; Liam is a gentle partner. Pari is a leading scientific researcher; Pari is a recognized model; Pari is a picture of declining mental states.

Constellations of Eve weaves together three deviations of one... Read more »

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The Magnolia Story

By Chip Gaines & Joanna Gaines
Narrated by: Chip & Joanna Gaines
Length: 5 hours

An exclusive look at America's first family of renovation! Taking you behind the scenes, Chip and Joanna Gaines share the story of how they met, the ups and downs of being an entrepreneurial couple, and how they built a life they love.

The Magnolia Story is the first book from dynamic husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV’s...

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It's Not Just Cookies

Stories and Recipes from the Tiff’s Treats Kitchen

By Tiffany Chen & Leon Chen
Narrated by: Tiffany Chen & Leon Chen
Length: 5 hours 9 minutes

This audiobook is read by the authors and includes an exclusive, fan-sourced Q&A with the authors!

Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love with girl. And, on one fateful December day, girl stands up boy and then bakes him a batch of apology cookies. The rest is history.

Building Tiff's Treats has been a love story unlike any other for these...

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How (Not) to Save the World

The Truth About Revealing God’s Love to the People Right Next to You

By Hosanna Wong
Narrated by: Hosanna Wong
Length: 7 hours 23 minutes

A Publisher’s Weekly and ECPA bestseller

Read by the author.

A practical, straightforward guide for Christ-followers who want to talk about Jesus without feeling weird or pushy.   

Ten years ago, Hosanna Wong packed her life into suitcases and started traveling the country to talk to people about Jesus. She quickly discovered lies she had believed...

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Night in the American Village

Women in the Shadow of the US Military Bases in Okinawa

By Akemi Johnson
Narrated by: Nancy Wu
Length: 11 hours 48 minutes

A beautifully written examination of the complex relationship between the women living near the US bases in Okinawa and the servicemen who are stationed there

At the southern end of the Japanese archipelago lies Okinawa, host to a vast complex of US military bases. A legacy of World War II, these bases have been a fraught issue in Japan for...

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First, They Erased Our Name

A Rohingya Speaks

By Habiburahman
Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra
Length: 7 hours

“I am three years old and will have to grow up with the hostility of others. I am already an outlaw in my own country, an outlaw in the world. I am three years old, and I don’t yet know that I am stateless.”

Habiburahman was born in 1979 and raised in a small village in western Burma. When he was three years old, the country’s military leader...

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Blue

The Color of Noise

By Steve Aoki & Daniel Paisner
Narrated by: Greg Chun & Steve Aoki
Length: 6 hours 20 minutes

This program includes sections recorded by Steve Aoki while on tour.

The music. The mix. His life.

"Sometimes I think my whole life can be seen through shades of blue..."
— Steve Aoki

Blue is the remarkable story of Steve Aoki, the superstar DJ/producer who started his career as a vegan straightedge hardcore music kid hellbent on defying his...

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Sigh, Gone

A Misfit's Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In

By Phuc Tran
Narrated by: Phuc Tran
Length: 10 hours 47 minutes

"Tran's story is an American immigration story, and so much more. His delivery is crisp and engaging, and maintains just the slightest element of whimsy...If you're a fan of memoirs and a fan of literature, this is a must- listen." -- AudioFile Magazine

This program is read by the author.

For anyone who has ever felt like they don't belong,...

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