With new audiobooks added each month, the Indie Next List is drawn from bookseller-recommended favorite handsells and epitomizes the heart and soul of passionate bookselling. Independent booksellers are and have always been discoverers of the next big thing, the next great read, the next bestseller, and the next undiscovered gem. The audiobook titles below have recently appeared on the list.
By Denise Kiernan
/ Narrated by Denise Kiernan
/ 10 hours 18 minutes
From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Girls of Atomic City comes the fascinating true story behind the magnificent Gilded Age mansion Biltmore—the largest, grandest residence ever built in the United States.
Orphaned at a young age, Edith Stuyvesant Dresser claimed lineage from one of New York’s best known families. She grew up in... Read More »
By Armistead Maupin
/ Narrated by Armistead Maupin
/ 8 hours 26 minutes
"A book for any of us, gay or straight, who have had to find our family. Maupin is one of America’s finest storytellers, and the story of his life is a story as fascinating, as delightful and as compulsive as any of the tales he has made up for us."—Neil Gaiman
"I fell in love with Maupin’s effervescent Tales of the City decades ago, and his... Read More »
By Janet Peery
/ Narrated by Juliana Francis Kelly
/ 10 hours 7 minutes
Janet Peery’s first novel, The River Beyond the World, was a National Book Award finalist in 1996. Acclaimed for her gorgeous writing and piercing gaze into the hearts of people, Peery now returns with a new, unflinching audiobook, The Exact Nature of Our Wrongs.
On a summer evening in the blue-collar town of Amicus, Kansas, the Campbell family... Read More »
By Maya Banks
/ Narrated by Adam Paul
/ 12 hours 37 minutes
Jace Crestwell, Ash McIntyre, and Gabe Hamilton have been best friends and successful business partners for years. They’re powerful, they’re imposing, they’re irresistibly sexy, and Jace and Ash share everything — including their women.
When they meet Bethany, Jace begins to feel things he’s never experienced before: jealousy and a powerful... Read More »
By Orhan Pamuk
/ Narrated by John Lee & Katharine McEwan
/ 7 hours 21 minutes
From the Nobel Prize winner and best-selling author of Snow and My Name Is Red, a fable of fathers and sons and the desires that come between them.
On the outskirts of a town thirty miles from Istanbul, a master well digger and his young apprentice are hired to find water on a barren plain. As they struggle in the summer heat, excavating without... Read More »
By Elise Hooper
/ Narrated by Cassandra Campbell
/ 10 hours 39 minutes
Elise Hooper’s debut novel conjures the fascinating, untold story of May Alcott—Louisa’s youngest sister and an artist in her own right.
We all know the story of the March sisters, heroines of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. But while everyone cheers on Jo March, based on Louisa herself, Amy March is often the least favorite sister. Now, it’s... Read More »
By Maja Lunde
/ Narrated by Joy Osmanski, Steve West & Gibson Frazier
/ 12 hours 7 minutes
In the spirit of Station Eleven and Never Let Me Go, this dazzling and ambitious literary debut follows three generations of beekeepers from the past, present, and future, weaving a spellbinding story of their relationship to the bees—and to their children and one another—against the backdrop of an urgent, global crisis.
By Nancy Pearl
/ Narrated by Nancy Pearl
/ 9 hours 46 minutes
From “America’s librarian” and NPR books commentator Nancy Pearl comes an emotionally riveting debut novel about an unlikely marriage at a crossroads.
George and Lizzie have radically different understandings of what love and marriage should be. George grew up in a warm and loving family—his father an orthodontist, his mother a stay-at-home... Read More »
By Liz Nugent
/ Narrated by Sam O’Mahony
/ 6 hours 50 minutes
In this “compelling, clever, and dark” (Heat magazine) thriller, a man’s shocking act of savagery stuns a local community–and the revelations that follow will keep you gripped until the very last page. This work of psychological suspense, a #1 bestseller in Ireland, is perfect for fans of Patricia Highsmith and Ruth Ware.
By Joshilyn Jackson
/ Narrated by Joshilyn Jackson
/ 12 hours 39 minutes
With empathy, grace, humor, and piercing insight, the author of gods in Alabama pens a powerful, emotionally resonant novel of the South that confronts the truth about privilege, family, and the distinctions between perception and reality---the stories we tell ourselves about our origins and who we really are.
By Danya Kukafka
/ Narrated by Candace Thaxton, Kirby Heyborne & Jacques Roy
/ 9 hours 12 minutes
“An exciting debut from a talented new voice. Girl in Snow is a propulsive mystery set in a suburban community marked by unsettling voyeurism. Danya Kukafka patiently reveals layers of her characters’ inner lives—their ugliness and vulnerabilities—in prose that sparkles and wounds. I couldn’t put this one down.” —Brit Bennett, New York Times...Read More »
By Bruce Henderson
/ Narrated by Brett Barry
/ 13 hours 18 minutes
Joining the ranks of Unbroken, Band of Brothers, and Boys in the Boat, the little-known saga of young German Jews, dubbed The Ritchie Boys, who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s, came of age in America, and returned to Europe at enormous personal risk as members of the U.S. Army to play a key role in the Allied victory.