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2022 Booker Prize Longlist

2022 Booker Prize Longlist

The Booker Prize annually recognizes the best novel published in English and distributed in the UK or Ireland. The longlist was announced July 26, 2022. Find your next read on the list below, and congrats to all the selected authors!

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The Colony

By Audrey Magee
Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
Length: 8 hours 10 minutes

It is the summer of 1979. An English painter travels to a small island off the west coast of Ireland. Mr. Lloyd takes the last leg by curragh, though boats with engines are available and he doesn't much like the sea. He wants the authentic experience, to be changed by this place, to let its quiet and light fill him, give him room to create. He... Read more »

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Glory

A Novel

By NoViolet Bulawayo
Narrated by: Chipo Chung
Length: 16 hours 10 minutes

LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE

“Manifoldly clever…brilliant… ‘Glory’ is its own vivid world, drawn from its own folklore. This is a satire with sharper teeth, angrier, and also very, very funny.” —Violet Kupersmith, The New York Times Book Review

"Genius."—#1 New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds

From the award-winning author of the...
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Small Things Like These

Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2022

By Claire Keegan
Narrated by: Aidan Kelly
Length: 1 hours 57 minutes

Small Things Like These

“Claire Keegan works magic in this small novel about a truly good man in 1985 Ireland, and the difficult decision he faces at Christmastime. Keegan captures the extraordinary courage required to live an ordinary life with honor.”

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Nightcrawling

A novel

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

Nightcrawling

“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 observations of Oakland and the people Kiara encounters reveal a deep understanding of human nature. There are no heroes in this story, Kiara survives by focusing on her chosen family and learning to disregard those who don't reciprocate her love.”

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Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies

By Maddie Mortimer
Narrated by: Tamsin Greig & Lydia Wilson
Length: 12 hours 20 minutes

Longlisted for the International Booker Prize

This lyrical debut novel is at once a passionate coming-of-age story, a meditation on illness and death, and a kaleidoscopic journey through one woman’s life—told in part by the malevolent voice of her disease.

Lia, her husband Harry, and their beloved daughter, Iris, are a precisely balanced family... Read more »

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The Trees

A Novel

By Percival Everett
Narrated by: Bill Andrew Quinn
Length: 7 hours 42 minutes

An uncanny literary thriller addressing the painful legacy of lynching in the US, by the author of Telephone

Percival Everett's The Trees is a must-listen that opens with a series of brutal murders in the rural town of Money, Mississippi. When a pair of detectives from the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation arrive, they meet expected... Read more »

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Trust

By Hernan Diaz
Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Jonathan Davis, Mozhan Marnò & Orlagh Cassidy
Length: 10 hours 20 minutes

Trust

“Hernan Diaz does things I've never seen in a novel before. Trust ties up threads of money and art, family and history, lies and truth. Think historical fiction turned meta, with a beating heart and spectacular writing.”

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Oh William!

A Novel

By Elizabeth Strout
Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
Length: 7 hours

Oh William!

“As intimate and affecting as anything Elizabeth Strout has written — a beautiful new perspective in the ongoing story of Lucy Barton, but one that easily stands alone. Kimberly Farr’s narration makes for an outstanding audiobook experience as well. ”

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Booth

By Karen Joy Fowler
Narrated by: January LaVoy
Length: 13 hours 44 minutes

Best Book of the Year
Real Simple • AARP • USA Today

Longlisted for the 2022 Booker Prize

From the Man Booker finalist and bestselling author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves comes an epic and intimate novel about the family behind one of the most infamous figures in American history: John Wilkes Booth.


In 1822, a secret family moves into... Read more »

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