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Garden District Bookshop Staff Picks

Audiobooks rock! The staff here at Garden District Bookshop has put together some of our favorite listens for you to enjoy.

City on Fire

A novel
By Garth Risk Hallberg
Narrated by Rebecca Lowman, Tristan Morris, Bronson Pinchot & Various /  37 hours 51 minutes

A big-hearted, boundary-vaulting novel that heralds a remarkable new talent: set in 1970s New York, a story outsized in its generosity, warmth, and ambition, its deep feeling for its characters, its exuberant imagination.

The individuals who live within this extraordinary first novel are: Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, estranged heirs to one... Read More »



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Telegraph Avenue

A Novel
By Michael Chabon
Narrated by Clarke Peters /  18 hours 39 minutes

“An immensely gifted writer and magical prose stylist.”
—Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

New York Times bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon has transported readers to wonderful places: to New York City during the Golden Age of comic books (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay); to an imaginary Jewish homeland in... Read More »



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A Novel
By Nell Zink
Narrated by Cassandra Campbell /  8 hours 12 minutes

A sharply observed, mordantly funny, and startlingly original debut from an exciting, unconventional new voice, about the making and unmaking of the American family that lays bare all of our assumptions about race and racism, sexuality and desire.

Stillwater College in Virginia, 1966. Freshman Peggy, an ingénue with literary pretensions, falls... Read More »



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Bird Box

A Novel
By Josh Malerman
Narrated by Cassandra Campbell /  9 hours 8 minutes

Something is out there . . .

Something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.

Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remain, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, Malorie has... Read More »



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As You Wish

Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
By Cary Elwes, Joe Layden & Rob Reiner
Narrated by Cary Elwes, Carol Kane, Norman Lear, Rob Reiner, Chris Sarandon, Andy Scheinman, Wallace Shawn & Robin Wright /  7 hours 1 minute

From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy... Read More »



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Gone Girl

A Novel
By Gillian Flynn
Narrated by Julia Whelan & Kirby Heyborne /  19 hours 9 minutes

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

Marriage can be a real killer. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The... Read More »



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Go Set a Watchman

A Novel
By Harper Lee
Narrated by Reese Witherspoon /  6 hours 57 minutes

Performed by Reese Witherspoon

#1 New York Times Bestseller

“Go Set a Watchman is such an important book, perhaps the most important novel on race to come out of the white South in decades…
— New York Times (Opinion Pages)

A landmark novel by Harper Lee, set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece, To Kill a... Read More »



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An Object of Beauty

A Novel
By Steve Martin
Narrated by Campbell Scott /  7 hours 24 minutes

Lacey Yeager is young, captivating, and ambitious enough to take the NYC art world by storm. Groomed at Sotheby's and hungry to keep climbing the social and career ladders put before her, Lacey charms men and women, old and young, rich and even richer with her magnetic charisma and liveliness. Her ascension to the highest tiers of the city... Read More »



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Station Eleven

A novel
By Emily St. John Mandel
Narrated by Kirsten Potter /  10 hours 39 minutes

2014 National Book Award Finalist

A New York Times Bestseller

An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for... Read More »



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Point Omega

A Novel
By Don DeLillo
Narrated by Campbell Scott /  2 hours 47 minutes

In the middle of a desert “somewhere south of nowhere,” to a forlorn house made of metal and clapboard, a secret war advisor has gone in search of space and time. Richard Elster, seventy-three, was a scholar—an outsider—when he was called to a meeting with government war planners. They asked Elster to conceptualize their efforts—to form an... Read More »



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