Audiobooks are the fastest growing segment in digital publishing and over the course of 2016 the format has grown by over 17%. Many people are keen to listen to an audiobook, but there are so many out there, what do you start? Libro.fm has just released their top 10 audiobooks of the year and this would be a great jumping off point to try something new.
1. H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald (audio by Blackstone; print by Grove Atlantic)
2. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Penguin Random House Audio)
3. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante (audio by Blackstone; print by Europa Editions)
4. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (Penguin Random House Audio)
5. When Breath Becomes Air by Abraham Verghese & Paul Kalanithi (Penguin Random House Audio)
6. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (Simon & Schuster Audio)
7. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (audio by Recorded Books; print by Penguin Random House)
8. The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown (Penguin Random House Audio)
9. The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney (HarperCollins Audio)
10. The Soul of An Octopus by Sy Montgomery (audio by HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books; print by Simon & Schuster)
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.