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The Mabel's Fables Listening Booklist for Young Adults

Our Young Adult department at Mabel's Fables has some of the greatest novels written and now you can relax and listen by enjoying their audiobook format! The following listening booklist has many of our favourites - you can read our staff reviews on our blog/web site. Remember to check for sequels and more in a series, and more titles by the same author. These books are so strong and beloved that many adults are huge fans as well.

The House of the Scorpion

By Nancy Farmer
Narrated by Raul Esparza /  10 hours 43 minutes

This modern classic takes on an iron-fisted drug lord, clones bred for their organs, and what it means to be human. Winner of the National Book Award as well as Newbery and Printz Honors.

Matteo Alacrán was not born; he was harvested. His DNA came from El Patrón, lord of a country called Opium—a strip of poppy fields lying between the United... Read More »

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Leviathan

By Scott Westerfeld
Narrated by Alan Cumming /  8 hours 16 minutes

It is the cusp of World War I. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ genetically fabricated animals as their weaponry. Their Leviathan is a whale airship, and the most masterful beast in the British fleet.

Aleksandar Ferdinand, a Clanker,... Read More »

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Lord of the Flies

By William Golding
Narrated by William Golding /  6 hours 34 minutes

William Golding's classic novel of primitive savagery and survival is one of the most vividly realized and riveting works in modern fiction. The tale begins after a plane wreck deposits a group of English school boys, aged six to twelve on an isolated tropical island. Their struggle to survive and impose order quickly evolves from a battle... Read More »

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The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1)

The Book of Dust: Book #1
By Philip Pullman
Narrated by Michael Sheen /  13 hours 7 minutes

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

2018 Odyssey Honor 
2018 ALSC Notable Children’s Recording
The Washington Post Best Audiobook of 2017
Slate Best Audiobook of 2017
Booklist Editor’s Choice Audio for Youth
AudioFile Best YA Audiobooks of 2017


"Too few things in our world are worth a seventeen year wait: The Book of Dust is one of them." —The...
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A Great and Terrible Beauty

By Libba Bray
Narrated by Josephine Bailey /  11 hours 18 minutes

The first book in the critically acclaimed New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling Gemma Doyle trilogy, the exhilarating and haunting saga from the author of The Diviners series and Going Bovine.

It’s 1895, and after the suicide of her mother, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is shipped off from the life she knows in India to Spence,... Read More »

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Everything, Everything

By Nicola Yoon
Narrated by Bahni Turpin & Robbie Daymond /  6 hours 43 minutes

The instant #1 New York Times bestseller--now a major motion picture starring Amandla Stenberg as Maddy and Nick Robinson as Olly. 

Risk everything . . . for love.

What if you couldn’t touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face . . . or kiss the boy next door? In Everything, Everything, Maddy...
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Sadie

By Courtney Summers
Narrated by Dan Bittner, Fred Berman, Gabra Zackman & Rebecca Soler /  7 hours 57 minutes

Sadie

“Engrossing, thrilling and original. The story alternates between a podcast format and Sadie’s voice. Sadie is a compelling protagonist - strong, determined and on a mission. Fantastic listen!”

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Resistance

By Jennifer A. Nielsen
Narrated by Jesse Vilinsky /  9 hours 28 minutes

New York Times bestseller Jennifer A. Nielsen tells the extraordinary story of a Jewish girl's courageous efforts to resist the Nazis.

Chaya Lindner is a teenager living in Nazi-occupied Poland. Simply being Jewish places her in danger of being killed or sent to the camps. After her little sister is taken away, her younger brother disappears, and... Read More »

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The Outsiders

By S. E. Hinton
Narrated by Jim Fyfe /  5 hours 8 minutes

50 years of an iconic classic! This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a heroic story of friendship and belonging.

No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his... Read More »

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Heartless

By Marissa Meyer
Narrated by Rebecca Soler /  14 hours 30 minutes

Heartless

“Heartless is a fantastical, fairy tale retelling of Alice in Wonderland, featuring Cath, the future Queen of Hearts. In Marissa Meyer’s kingdom, she creates a chilling cast of nursery rhyme characters, destined for doom, mirrored in magic and madness. Follow Cath as she stumbles towards her dream of baking delicious delights only to realize that fate has a cruel hand to play. Will she lose her heart to Jest, the court joker or to the King and the Queen-ly crown?”

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The Hazel Wood

A Novel
The Hazel Wood: Book #1
By Melissa Albert
Narrated by Rebecca Soler /  10 hours 30 minutes

The Hazel Wood

“This book is perfect for those who love dark fairytales. Alice has always lived her life on the road with her mother, Ella. They move every couple of months due to this run of bad luck that follows them wherever they go. She has an estranged grandmother with a small cult-following from writing a mysterious book of fairytales whom her mother refuses to talk about. However, when Ella goes missing in New York City, Alice must unravel the secrets of her grandmother's past to get the answers regarding her mother's disappearance. Such a creepy and captivating story!”

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Children of Blood and Bone

Legacy of Orisha: Book #1
By Tomi Adeyemi
Narrated by Bahni Turpin /  17 hours 44 minutes

Children of Blood and Bone

“Children of Blood & Bone, is a story told in a world where magic no longer exists. Years ago, this was not the case. Once, magic and the Gods were celebrated. Now, Diviners (those with Maji blood, but no magic) are treated poorly, and all the Maji have been killed. One of those including our main protagonist, Zélie’s, mother. Determined to find a way to bring back magic, Zélie, along with her brother Tzain, and Orïsha’s only princess, Amari (gone rogue), set out on a quest against all odds. Told from Zélie, Amari and Amari’s brother and crown prince, Inan’s viewpoints, Tomi Adeyemi weaves together a tale so beautifully and tragically relevant, it will leave you craving for answers and more.”

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The Knife of Never Letting Go

Chaos Walking Series: Book #1
By Patrick Ness
Narrated by Nick Podehl /  12 hours 42 minutes

Todd Hewitt is the only boy in a town of men. Ever since the settlers were infected with the Noise germ, Todd can hear everything the men think, and they hear everything he thinks. Todd is just a month away from becoming a man, but in the midst of the cacophony, he knows that the town is hiding something from him—something so awful Todd is... Read More »

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

By Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Narrated by Lin-Manuel Miranda /  7 hours 29 minutes

This Printz Honor Book is a “tender, honest exploration of identity” (Publishers Weekly) that distills lyrical truths about family and friendship.

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common.... Read More »

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City of Bones

The Mortal Instruments: Book #1
By Cassandra Clare
Narrated by Mae Whitman /  13 hours 44 minutes

Discover the world of the Shadowhunters in the first installment of the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (Entertainment Weekly). City of Bones is a Shadowhunters novel.

When Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder... Read More »

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Uglies

Uglies: Book #1
By Scott Westerfeld
Narrated by Emily Tremaine /  10 hours 12 minutes

The first installment of Scott Westerfeld’s New York Times bestselling and award-winning Uglies series—a global phenomenon that started the dystopian trend.

Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can’t wait. In just a few weeks she’ll have the operation that will turn her from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty. And as a... Read More »

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A Monster Calls

Inspired by an Idea from Siobhan Dowd
By Patrick Ness
Narrated by Jason Isaacs /  3 hours 59 minutes

NOW A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor.

At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting-- he’s been expecting the one... Read More »

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The Fault in Our Stars

By John Green
Narrated by Kate Rudd /  7 hours 14 minutes

Winner of the 2013 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s... Read More »

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Strange the Dreamer

Strange the Dreamer: Book #1
By Laini Taylor
Narrated by Steve West /  18 hours 19 minutes

Strange the Dreamer

“Get ready to be swept up in this hauntingly beautiful story of an orphan boy who dreams of places no on remembers and a powerful girl fighting to do what is right. Laini Taylor creates a fantasy world that is sure to stay in your dreams. Great for readers who enjoyed Six of Crows, An Ember in the Ashes, or Taylor's other books.”

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A Court of Thorns and Roses

Court of Thorns and Roses: Book #1
By Sarah J. Maas
Narrated by Jennifer Ikeda /  16 hours 7 minutes

A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES is a completely original retelling of Beauty and the Beast by New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas with, of course, a strong female lead, faeries, and an amazingly inventive world. Read More »

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