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2021 Booker Prize Shortlist
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2021 Booker Prize Shortlist

The Booker Prize is the leading literary award in the English speaking world. The judges will reveal the winning book during a prize ceremony at the BBC Radio Theatre on November 3rd. Explore the audiobooks available through local bookstores on the list below, and congrats to all the selected authors!

The Promise

A Novel (Booker Prize Winner)

By: Damon Galgut
Narrated by: Peter Noble
Length: 9 hours 37 minutes

“I just finished and loved this remarkable Booker Prize winning novel from South African author Dalmon Galgut. On her deathbed, Rachel Swart makes her husband promise that he will give their family's Black maid, Salome, the home on their family farm in which she has resided for decades. When this promise is repeatedly broken, the effects on the... Read more

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Great Circle

A novel

By: Maggie Shipstead
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell & Alex McKenna
Length: 25 hours 16 minutes

“Like so many big, statement-making novels, Maggie Shipstead's Great Circle is an inviting, ambitious, and commodious work. But unlike so many of them, Great Circle makes the statement without dragging across its page count. It gallops, in fact, in its telling of Marian Graves's triumphant and ill-fated trek across the globe and of the Hollywood... Read more

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No One Is Talking About This

A Novel

By: Patricia Lockwood
Narrated by: Kristen Sieh
Length: 4 hours 43 minutes

“Patricia Lackwood's Priestdaddy is one of my favorite memoirs of all time, so I knew I just HAD to get my hands on her debut novel. As expected it's weird and quirky as hell, a tad inappropriate but makes you literally LOL. She creates a plot through a constellation of nebulous observations and witticisms that, as I said, is expected from her.... Read more

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A Passage North

A Novel

By: Anuk Arudpragasam
Narrated by: Neil Shah
Length: 9 hours 15 minutes

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE โ€ข A young man journeys into Sri Lankaโ€™s war-torn north in this searing novel of longing, loss, and the legacy of war from the author of The Story of a Brief Marriage.
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โ€œA novel of tragic power and uncommon beauty.โ€โ€”Anthony Marra
โ€œOne of the most individual minds of their generation.โ€โ€”Financial Times

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Bewilderment

A Novel

By: Richard Powers
Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
Length: 7 hours 50 minutes

“An homage to the heartbreaking Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, this intimate story of a grieving father and his troubled son is an intelligent and touching story of tragedy and hope. Read more

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The Fortune Men

A novel

By: Nadifa Mohamed
Narrated by: Hugh Quarshie
Length: 10 hours 31 minutes

BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST โ€ข Based on a true event, this novel is โ€œa blues song cut straight from the heart ... about the unjust death of an innocent Black man caught up in a corrupt systemโ€ (Walter Mosley, best-selling author of Devil in a Blue Dress).

In Cardiff, Wales in 1952, Mahmood Mattan, a young Somali sailor, is accused of a crime he did not... Read more

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