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In honor of Filipino American History Month, here are audiobooks from Filipino authors to listen to!

Horse Barbie

A Memoir

By: Geena Rocero
Narrated by: Geena Rocero
Length: 11 hours 17 minutes

“A moving chronicle of trans resilience and joy” (Vogue) from one of Out100’s Most Impactful and Influential LGBTQ+ Storytellers

“Groundbreaking . . . [Rocero] quite literally models what triumph can look like.”—Glamour (Women of the Year)

WINNER OF THEM’S AWARD FOR LITERATURE • A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Book Riot, Elle, Esquire


As a young femme in... Read more

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All the Right Notes

By: Dominic Lim
Narrated by: Aaron J Albano
Length: 9 hours 43 minutes

In this hilarious and joyous rom com, sparks fly when a piano genius and a Hollywood heartthrob are thrown together for a charity performance of solos, heartfelt duets, and a big, showstopping finale.
 
Quito Cruz might be a genius piano player and composer in New York City now but it doesn’t mean that he’s any closer to his Broadway dream.... Read more

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La Tercera

By: Gina Apostol
Narrated by: Jensen Olaya
Length: 18 hours 4 minutes

Rosario, a Filipina novelist in New York City, has just learned of her mother's death in the Philippines. Instead of rushing home, she puts off her return by embarking on a remote investigation into her family's history and her mother's supposed inheritance, a place called La Tercera, which may or may not exist. Rosario catalogs generations of... Read more

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The Little Book of Rootwork

A Beginner's Guide to Hoodoo--Including Candle Magic, Rituals, Crystals, Herbs, and More

By: Paris Ajana
Narrated by: Ella Turenne
Length: 5 hours 43 minutes

Rootwork, also known as hoodoo or conjure, is an African American folk magic influenced by a blend of African beliefs, traditions, and cultures. This book includes step-by-step guidance for over 80 rituals, spells, and techniques that can help manifest your goals and transform your life. Written by a descendant of African American and Filipino... Read more

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Crosshairs

A Novel

By: Catherine Hernandez
Narrated by: Catherine Hernandez
Length: 9 hours 35 minutes

USA TODAY’s 5 Books Not to Miss
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A beautiful, unapologetic, and unwatered-down...dystopian [novel] that holds a sobering mirror up to our own world”...
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Way of the Ancient Healer

Sacred Teachings from the Philippine Ancestral Traditions

By: Virgil Mayor Apostol
Narrated by: James Burkdoll
Length: 8 hours 24 minutes

Way of the Ancient Healer provides an overview of the rich tradition of Filipino healing practices, discussing their origins, world influences, and role in daily life. The book combines years of historical research with detailed descriptions of the spiritual belief system that forms the foundation of these practices. Giving listeners a rare look... Read more

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The Vanished Birds

A Novel

By: Simon Jimenez
Narrated by: Shayna Small
Length: 13 hours 17 minutes

“This book has stuck with me in a way that I know can only be attributed to masterful storytelling. In The Vanished Birds, Earth becomes uninhabitable and humankind spreads out into space using technology that is all of our capitalist, designer-baby, smart-everything, social-media-age fears realized. But this new world is also beautifully poetic... Read more

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In a Book Club Far Away

By: Tif Marcelo
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 10 hours 48 minutes

Regina Castro, Adelaide Wilson-Chang, and Sophie Walden used to be best friends. As Army wives at Fort East, they bonded during their book club and soon became inseparable. But when an unimaginable betrayal happened amongst the group, the friendship abruptly ended, and they haven't spoken since.



That's why, eight years later, Regina and Sophie... Read more

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Silver Under Nightfall

By: Rin Chupeco
Narrated by: Matthew Spencer
Length: 18 hours 53 minutes

Full of court intrigue, queer romance, and terrifying monsters—this “deliciously fun” (Sangu Mandanna, author of The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches) epic fantasy appeals to fans of Samantha Shannon’s The Priory of the Orange Tree and the adult animated series Castlevania.

Remy Pendergast is many things: the only son of the Duke of... Read more

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Blackmail and Bibingka

A Tita Rosie's Kitchen Mystery: Book #3

By: Mia P. Manansala
Narrated by: Danice Cabanela
Length: 8 hours 47 minutes

“A fun addition to this drool worthy mystery series. As usually, my stomach was grumbling as Lila and her aunties try and solve the murder, involving Lila's ne'er do well long lost cousin. Read more

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Ilustrado

A Novel

By: Miguel Syjuco
Narrated by: William Dufris
Length: 12 hours 40 minutes

Ilustrado opens with Crispin Salvador, lion of Philippine letters, dead in the Hudson River. His young acolyte, Miguel, sets out to investigate the author's suspicious death and the strange disappearance of an unfinished manuscript—a work that had been planned not just to return the once-great author to fame but to expose the corruption behind... Read more

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How to Read Now

Essays

By: Elaine Castillo
Narrated by: Elaine Castillo
Length: 9 hours 3 minutes

How to Read Now explores the politics and ethics of reading, and insists that we are capable of something better: a more engaged relationship not just with our fiction and our art, but with our buried and entangled histories.”

“A book that doesn’t seek to shut down the current literary discourse so much as shake it up.” (The New York Times Book...
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Happy Hour

By: Marlowe Granados
Narrated by: Bronwyn Szabo
Length: 8 hours 6 minutes

“A wild ride with a brilliantly cocky young protagonist who’s got the world wrapped around her finger. So propulsive you'll feel like you've been hypnotized.” — Zoe Whittall, author of The Best Kind of People Happy Hour feels like a breathless whisper at six in the morning when it’s too hot to sleep. Marlowe Granados is a fresh, exciting... Read more

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Insurrecto

By: Gina Apostol
Narrated by: Justine Eyre
Length: 6 hours 58 minutes

Two women, a Filipino translator and an American filmmaker, go on a road trip in Duterte's Philippines, collaborating and clashing in the writing of a film script about a massacre during the Philippine-American War. Chiara is working on a film about an incident in Balangiga, Samar, in 1901, when Filipino revolutionaries attacked an American... Read more

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In the Country

Stories

By: Mia Alvar
Narrated by: Nancy Wu & Don Castro
Length: 13 hours 35 minutes

These nine globe-trotting, unforgettable stories from Mia Alvar, a remarkable new literary talent, vividly give voice to the women and men of the Filipino diaspora. Here are exiles, emigrants, and wanderers uprooting their families from the Philippines to begin new lives in the Middle East, the United States, and elsewhere—and sometimes turning... Read more

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The Son of Good Fortune

A Novel

By: Lysley Tenorio
Narrated by: Reuben Uy
Length: 8 hours 29 minutes

A Recommended Book From:
USA Today * The Chicago Tribune * Book Riot * Refinery 29 * InStyle * 
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune * Publishers Weekly * Baltimore Outloud * Omnivoracious * Lambda Literary * Goodreads * Lit Hub * The MillionsFINALIST FOR THE JOYCE CAROL OATES PRIZE
WINNER OF THE NEW AMERICAN VOICES AWARD
From award-winning author Lysley... Read more

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Dear America

Notes of an Undocumented Citizen

By: Jose Antonio Vargas
Narrated by: Jose Antonio Vargas
Length: 5 hours 44 minutes

“Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas didn’t know he was an undocumented immigrant until he went to get his driver’s license at the age of 16. Vargas’s story is sadly not unusual, which is part of why it’s so important. His writing is emotional, powerful, and full of purpose. More memoir than political statement, Dear America is... Read more

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America Is Not the Heart

A Novel

By: Elaine Castillo
Narrated by: Donnabella Mortel
Length: 16 hours 24 minutes

Named one of the best books of 2018 by NPR, Real Simple, Lit Hub, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Post, Kirkus Reviews, and The New York Public Library 

"A saga rich with origin myths, national and personal . . . Castillo is part of a younger generation of American writers instilling literature with a layered sense of...
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Arsenic and Adobo

A Tita Rosie's Kitchen Mystery: Book #1

By: Mia P. Manansala
Narrated by: Danice Cabanela
Length: 9 hours 20 minutes

A RUSA Award-winning novel!

The first book in a new culinary cozy series full of sharp humor and delectable dishes—one that might just be killer....


When Lila Macapagal moves back home to recover from a horrible breakup, her life seems to be following all the typical rom-com tropes. She's tasked with saving her Tita Rosie's failing restaurant,... Read more

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Fairest

A Memoir

By: Meredith Talusan
Narrated by: Meredith Talusan
Length: 8 hours 46 minutes

Finalist for the 2021 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Nonfiction
 
"Talusan sails past the conventions of trans and immigrant memoirs." --The New York Times Book Review

"A ball of light hurled into the dark undertow of migration and survival." --Ocean Vuong, author of On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

A love story with the heart of Austen... Read more

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