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Searching for your next favorite narrator? Look no further than these Black audiobook narrators—from established voices to up-and-comers. Head over to the Libro.fm blog to learn more!

With the Fire on High

By: Elizabeth Acevedo
Narrated by: Elizabeth Acevedo
Length: 7 hours 26 minutes

“I finished listening to this entire book in one night. It is so real and tender and fierce all at the same time. A teen mother struggling to be a good mom, a good kid, and make her own dreams come true at the same time. This book shows us how a seemingly dysfunctional family can conquer anything that is thrown at them to live happy lives. Read more

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Clap When You Land

By: Elizabeth Acevedo
Narrated by: Elizabeth Acevedo & Melania-Luisa Marte
Length: 5 hours 32 minutes

“This was my first Acevedo, and I'm kicking myself for not having read her sooner. Her spare language is fantastic, especially in the audio version. Read more

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Reggie and Delilah's Year of Falling

By: Elise Bryant
Narrated by: Preston Butler III & Shayna Small
Length: 9 hours 54 minutes

From the NAACP Image Award–nominated author of Happily Ever Afters comes a dual POV rom-com about Reggie and Delilah, who fall in love through missed connections and chance meetings on holidays over the course of a year. Perfect for fans of Nicola Yoon and Jenny Han, with crossover appeal for readers of Jasmine Guillory and Talia Hibbert... Read more

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The Violin Conspiracy

A Novel (Good Morning America Book Club)

By: Brendan Slocumb
Narrated by: JD Jackson & Brendan Slocumb
Length: 12 hours 4 minutes

“This was such an excellent mystery and it's so refreshing reading a mystery that doesn't involve a dead body. Here, we have a stolen, priceless violin. But most of all, we have Ray's journey and his love of playing the violin. Unsupported by his family, other than a loving grandmother, Ray, perseveres with his love of the violin, first playing... Read more

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Nightcrawling

A Novel (Oprah's Book Club)

By: Leila Mottley
Narrated by: Joniece Abbott-Pratt
Length: 10 hours 48 minutes

“At 17, Kiara has had more difficulties than most. Forced to drop out of high school to find work to avoid eviction, she finds getting a job next to impossible. She falls into sex work, which leads her to a sex trafficking ring run by the Oakland police. Mottley presents these circumstances without flinching or hand wringing. Her astute... Read more

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Jackal

A Novel

By: Erin E. Adams
Narrated by: Sandra Okuboyejo & William DeMeritt
Length: 10 hours 29 minutes

RECOMMENDED BY GILLIAN FLYNN ON THE TODAY SHOW A young Black girl goes missing in the woods outside her white rust belt town. But she's not the first—and she may not be the last. . . .

“I read this thriller that is Get Out meets The Vanishing Half in one night.”—BuzzFeed

“Extraordinary . . . A terrifying tale of fears and hatreds generated by... Read more

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Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm

A Novel

By: Laura Warrell
Narrated by: Nicole Lewis
Length: 13 hours 8 minutes

“Sexy, gritty, robust characters. Immerse yourself in the life of Circus Palmer, jazz musician, and the astounding women who rumble in and out of his life in love and disdain. Outrageous debut novel! Read more

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The Davenports

By: Krystal Marquis
Narrated by: Joniece Abbott-Pratt
Length: 12 hours 1 minute

*Instant New York Times Bestseller*

The Davenports delivers a totally escapist, swoon-worthy romance while offering a glimpse into a period of African American history often overlooked.

"The perfect read for fans of escapist historical fiction.” —NBC’s TODAY


The Davenports are one of the few Black families of immense wealth and status in a changing... Read more

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As You Walk On By

By: Julian Winters
Narrated by: André Santana
Length: 9 hours 48 minutes

The Breakfast Club meets Can't Hardly Wait with an unforgettable ensemble cast in another swoony YA contemporary from award-winning author Julian Winters!

Seventeen-year-old Theo Wright has it all figured out. His plan (well, more like his dad’s plan) is a foolproof strategy that involves exceling at his magnet school, getting scouted by college... Read more

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The Black Queen

By: Jumata Emill
Narrated by: Angel Pean & Erin Spencer
Length: 10 hours 53 minutes

“This was such a fun and twisty YA mystery. Told from two different POVs, Duchess (a Black student) and Tinsley (a white student), ultimately join forces to see if they can solve who killed Nova, the first Black homecoming queen and Duchess' best friend. This will satisfy all mystery readers and also tackles issues of structural racism, police... Read more

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I Have Some Questions for You

A Novel

By: Rebecca Makkai
Narrated by: Julia Whelan & JD Jackson
Length: 14 hours 3 minutes

“Inviting comparison to Tana French's In the Woods, this literary mystery evokes two very different times in the history of youth as observed by someone who sees absolutely everything... except the one clue that would finally answer the haunting question of her best friend's death. Thinking through conflicts of interest and the terrible realities... Read more

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The Atlas Six

Atlas Series: Book #1

By: Olivie Blake
Narrated by: Andy Ingalls, Caitlin Kelly, Damian Lynch, David Monteith, James Patrick Cronin, Munirih Grace, Siho Ellsmore & Steve West
Length: 15 hours 59 minutes

The much-acclaimed BookTok sensation from Olivie Blake, The Atlas Six is now newly revised, edited with additional content, and available on audio for the first time.

The tag #theatlassix already has millions of views on TikTok

A dark academic debut fantasy with an established cult following that reads like The Secret History meets The... Read more

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The Sunbearer Trials

The Sunbearer Duology: Book #1

By: Aiden Thomas
Narrated by: André Santana
Length: 13 hours 28 minutes

"Listeners will be captivated by the detailed descriptions of the cities within Reino del Sol and the fantastical beings who inhabit them. Santana keeps the tension in his narration taut as Teo wrestles with both physical challenges and his own feelings of inferiority." - AudioFile Magazine

Welcome to The Sunbearer Trials, where teen semidioses...
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Blood Debts

By: Terry J. Benton-Walker
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin, Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Torian Brackett & Zeno Robinson
Length: 14 hours 30 minutes

Blood Debts is a YA fantasy that will drag you into its world, and not let you go. I couldn't stop reading, invested in the fates of the Trudeau twins. It was a wild ride, but the book has depth, exploring issues of privilege, race, power, and the acceptance of LGBTQ people. An amazing book! (Especially recommended on audio. It's incredible!) Read more

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Someday, Maybe

By: Onyi Nwabineli
Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
Length: 11 hours 7 minutes

A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK • A BOOK OF THE MONTH CLUB PICK • A LIBRARYREADS PICK

“If you are someone who gravitates toward emotional gut punch reads, allow me to introduce you to this spectacular debut…”—BuzzFeed


Here are three things you should know about my husband: He was the great love of my life despite his penchant for going... Read more

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Stuntboy, in the Meantime

By: Jason Reynolds
Narrated by: Guy Lockard, Nile Bullock, Angel Pean, James Fouhey, Soneela Nankani, Leon Nixon, Chanté McCormick, Lamarr Gulley & DePre Owens
Length: 2 hours 47 minutes

“Have you ever wanted someone to take the fall for you, like fall down the stairs for you so you don’t get hurt? Well you’re in luck! Stuntboy will do exactly that for you, but SHH don’t tell anyone he’s actually DUN DUN DUN Portico Reeves. If I could listen to the audiobook for the first time again I would. With a wide array of narrators and the... Read more

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Smoke

An IQ Novel: Book #5

By: Joe Ide
Narrated by: Zeno Robinson
Length: 10 hours 29 minutes

“This series just gets better as it progresses. A big part of it is the character development and the big arcs in the story telling. Here, we get much more about Dodson and Deronda. There were some definite laugh-out-loud scenes with Dodson and his mother in law, as he tries to figure out how to code switch. Seeing both these characters grow... Read more

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D'Vaughn and Kris Plan a Wedding

By: Chencia C. Higgins
Narrated by: Rebecca Lee
Length: 8 hours 47 minutes

Instant I Do could be Kris Zavala’s big break. She’s right on the cusp of really making it as an influencer, so a stint on reality TV is the perfect chance to elevate her brand. And $100,000 wouldn’t hurt either. D’Vaughn Miller is just trying to break out of her shell. She’s sort of neglected to come out to her mom for years, so a big splashy... Read more

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Before I Let Go

Skyland: Book #1

By: Kennedy Ryan
Narrated by: Wesleigh Siobhan & Jakobi Diem
Length: 13 hours 45 minutes

“Real, raw, magnificentBefore I Let Go is the beautiful angst I love to read.” Colleen Hoover, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Their love was supposed to last forever. But when life delivered blow after devastating blow, Yasmen and Josiah Wade found that love alone couldn’t solve or save everything.

It couldn’t save their marriage.

Yasmen... Read more

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The World We Make

A Novel

By: N. K. Jemisin
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 12 hours 58 minutes

Four-time Hugo Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N.K. Jemisin crafts a glorious tale of identity, resistance, magic and myth.

All is not well in the city that never sleeps. Even though the avatars of New York City have temporarily managed to stop the Woman in White from invading—and destroying the entire universe in the... Read more

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