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The top 50 Performance & Radio audiobooks on Libro.fm based on sales from our 1,000+ partner bookstore locations.

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  1. Presenting an original audiobook performance of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, starring the cast of the National Theatre's 2018 Broadway revival.

    In this production, adapted especially for the listening experience, Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, and the entire cast recreate their acclaimed performances from the 2018 Tony Award-winning National... Read More »

  2. The New York Times Best Seller 

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    or the first time ever, 75 beloved songs from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and The Children's Corner are collected in this charming treasury, sure to be cherished by generations of children as well as the millions of adults who grew up with Mister Rogers. The audiobook includes the iconic song Won't You Be My...
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  3. The Folger Shakespeare Library, home to the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, brings Richard III to life with this new full-length, full-cast dramatic recording of its definitive Folger Edition.

    In Richard III, Shakespeare invites us on a moral holiday. The play draws us to identify with Richard and his fantasy of total control of self and... Read More »

  4. Shakespeare’s finest verse play is also his first portrait of the psychology of power.

    The sensitive and poetic Richard II is undoubtedly the rightful king of England but he is unscrupulous and weak. When his cousin Henry Bolingbroke returns from banishment and mounts a challenge to his authority, Richard’s right to the throne proves of little... Read More »

  5. This final play from the pen of Oscar Wilde is a stylish send-up of Victorian courtship and manners, complete with assumed names, mistaken lovers, and a lost handbag. Jack and Algernon are best friends, both wooing ladies who think their names are Ernest, “that name which inspires absolute confidence.” Wilde’s effervescent wit, scathing social... Read More »

  6. King John of England is pitted against theunited powers of France, Brittany, Austria, and the Papacy. Will England bedestroyed by his fatal indecision?

    As alliances are made,broken, and remade, the paranoid and erratic John reveals his weakness andreliance on those around him—including his powerful mother Queen Elinor andFaulconbridge, the... Read More »

  7. My Name Is Lucy Barton (Dramatic Production)

    “At just an hour and a half, My Name Is Lucy Barton, performed by Laura Linney delivering her captivating stage performance of Elizabeth Strout’s novel, should be experienced straight through. I dared not pause this captivating audio experience; it would have felt like putting a friend on hold when she was sharing her deepest confidences.”

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  8. A 1997 recording of Christina Calvit’s stage adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen’s classic romantic comedy is a sparkling tale of the Bennets, a family blessed with five daughters and a mother desperate to marry them off. The tempestuous pairing of the witty, independent Elizabeth and her arrogant but honorable suitor Mr. Darcy sets... Read More »

  9. FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY
    The World’s Leading Center for Shakespeare Studies

    The Folger Shakespeare Library, home to the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, brings Hamlet to life with this new full-length, full-cast dramatic recording of its definitive Folger Edition.

    Hamlet—Shakespeare’s most popular, and perhaps most puzzling play—follows... Read More »

  10. From leading scholar James Shapiro, a timely exploration of what Shakespeare’s plays reveal about our divided land, from Revolutionary times to the present day

    The plays of William Shakespeare are rare common ground in the United States. They are read at school by almost every student, staged in theaters across the land, and long valued by... Read More »

  11. Tom Stoppard’s “Arcadia” merges science with human concerns and ideals, examining the universe’s influence in our everyday lives and ultimate fates through relationship between past and present, order and disorder and the certainty of knowledge. Set in an English country house in the year 1809-1812 and 1989, the play examines the lives of two... Read More »

  12. Brilliantly manipulative and entirely amoral, the hero-villain Richard is one of Shakespeare’s greatest roles.

    The Yorkists have emerged victorious from the civil wars and Edward IV wears the English crown. But Edward’s misshapen brother Richard harbors kingly ambitions and will stop at nothing to achieve the throne. In a fatal battle on Bosworth... Read More »

  13. Blackstone Audiois proud to present the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s 2012 production of Romeoand Juliet, one of Shakespeare’s most beloved tragedies. This stunningwork of audio theater, fully dramatized with performances by the OSF cast, is amust-listen.

    A love to die for…

    When you are passionately, purely in love,nothing else matters—not even... Read More »

  14. Proteus loves Julia in Verona, Valentine loves Silvia in Milan. But when Proteus meets Silvia, he falls for her too, and the heartbroken Julia sets out in pursuit.

    This delightful and sometimes disquieting early comedy of love lost and found offers lyrical poetry, disguise, clowning, outlaws, and a most unreliable dog.

    Proteus is played by... Read More »

  15. Shakespeare’s most famous play is one of the greatest stories in the literature of the world.

    Distressed by his father’s death and his mother’s over-hasty remarriage, Hamlet, prince of Denmark is faced by a specter from beyond the grave bearing a grim message of murder and revenge. The young prince is driven to the edge of madness by his struggle... Read More »

  16. By Fyodor Dostoyevsky / Narrated by Group

    "The most magnificent novel ever written." —Sigmund Freud

    "‘The Brothers Karamazov’ made a deep impression on me..." —James Joyce

    "Dostoyevsky is the only psychologist from whom I have anything to learn." —Friedrich Nietzsche

    "‘The Brothers Karamazov’ is maybe the greatest novel of all time." —Walker Percy

    "Dostoyevsky is one who has not only... Read More »

  17. A one-of-a kind survey of rap and hip hop history from 1973 to today by Chuck D, arguably the most influential rapper in the world.

    In the more than 40 years since the days of DJ Kool Herc and "Rapper's Delight," hip hop and rap have become a billion-dollar worldwide phenomenon. Yet there is no definitive history of the genre-until now.

    Based on... Read More »

  18. Notes from the Field

    “This book was brilliant on all levels. The assortment of people who Smith interviewed, the content, the music and most of all, the acting. Smith embodies and becomes her subject. To say I was riveted was an understatement. To hear Smith become Congressman John Lewis, Bryan Stevenson and so many others is just indescribable. Read and listen to this book. It will stay with you for a long time.”

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  19. The people of Earth are preparing for war—a war that could potentially destroy the planet. Explorers are sent to Mars to find a new place for humans to colonize. Bradbury's Mars is a place of hope, dreams, and metaphor—of crystal pillars and fossil seas—where a fine dust settles on the great empty cities of a silently destroyed civilization. It... Read More »

  20. Richard Dreyfuss and Stacy Keach star in this full-cast performance of Arthur Miller’s classic The Crucible, a central work in the canon of American drama.

    In the rigid theocracy of Salem, Massachusetts, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town. In a searing portrait of a community engulfed by panic - with ruthless... Read More »

  21. FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY
    The World’s Leading Center for Shakespeare Studies

    The Folger Shakespeare Library, home to the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, brings Macbeth to life with this new full-length, full-cast dramatic recording of its definitive Folger Edition.

    Macbeth, one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, is among the most... Read More »

  22. A full-cast audio dramatization of Mikhail Bulgakov’s classic novel. Satan and his retinue, including a seven foot tall skinny fellow with a pince-nez , an obnoxious cigar smoking black cat and a beautiful naked vampire visit Moscow in the 1920s, taking with them chaos and insanity where ever they go.

    An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance... Read More »

  23. FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY
    The World’s Leading Center for Shakespeare Studies

    The Folger Shakespeare Library, home to the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, brings Othello to life with this new full-length, full-cast dramatic recording of its definitive Folger Edition.

    In Othello, Shakespeare creates powerful drama from a marriage between the... Read More »

  24. Mark Antony, one of the threerulers of the Roman world, has become the thrall of the fascinating Cleopatra.Affairs of state call him to Rome, but the attractions of the queen of Egyptprove impossible to resist. From one of history’s greatest love storiesShakespeare builds this magnificent tragedy of the clash between love and duty.

    Cleopatra is... Read More »

  25. From London to Cornwall, then to Italy and France, a short, shabby priest takes on bandits, traitors, and killers. Why is he so successful? The reason is that after years spent in the priesthood, Father Brown knows human nature and is not afraid of its dark side. Thus he understands criminal motivation and how to deal with it. The award-winning... Read More »

  26. This great tragedy confronts the mystery at the heart of evil and contains some of Shakespeare’s most magnificent dramatic verse.

    Othello, a Moorish general in the service of Venice, has married Desdemona, beautiful daughter of a Venetian senator. But Iago, Othello’s malignant ensign, is determined to destroy their happiness. Cunningly bending... Read More »

  27. Experience one of television’s greatest science fictionseries: The Twilight Zone. Thiscollection of episodes is fully dramatized for audio and features a full cast,music, sound effects, and performances by some of today’s biggest celebrities.

    Night Call (starringMariette Hartley)

    An elderly, invalid woman begins receiving strange,anonymous phone... Read More »

  28. Nero Wolfe is a fictional detective, created in 1934 by the American mystery writer Rex Stout. Wolfe’s confidential assistant Archie Goodwin narrates the cases of the overweight detective genius. In total, Stout wrote 33 novels and 39 short stories from 1934 to 1974, with most of them set in New York City. Wolfe’s residence, a luxurious... Read More »

  29. The cocreator of the Washington Post's Made by History blog reveals how the rise of conservative talk radio gave us a Republican Party incapable of governing and paved the way for Donald Trump. Radio hosts form a deep bond with their audience, which gives them enormous political power. Unlike elected representatives, however, they must entertain... Read More »

  30. By Elvis Duran / Narrated by Elvis Duran

    In this New York Times bestseller, host of one of the nation’s top morning shows Elvis Duran shares his wildest stories and hardest-learned lessons with his trademark honesty and “bighearted, deliciously warm” (Barbara Corcoran, star of ABC’s Shark Tank) humor.

    Elvis Duran’s nationally syndicated radio program, Elvis Duran and the Morning Show,... Read More »

  31. Dostoyevsky’s titanic masterpiece The Brothers Karamazov is here adapted into a spellbinding full-cast drama by playwright David Fishelson.

    The passionate Karamazov brothers spring to life, led by their rogue of a father, who entertains himself by drinking, womanizing, and pitting his three sons against each other. The men have plenty to fight... Read More »

  32. FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY
    The World’s Leading Center for Shakespeare Studies

    The Folger Shakespeare Library, home to the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, brings A Midsummer Night’s Dream to life with this new full-length, full-cast dramatic recording of its definitive Folger Edition.

    In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare stages the... Read More »

  33. King Leontes of Sicilia is seized by sudden and terrible jealousy of his wife Hermione, whom he accuses of adultery. He believes the child Hermione is bearing was fathered by his friend Polixenes, and when the baby girl is born he orders her to be taken to some wild place and left to die. Though Hermione’s child escapes death, Leontes’ cruelty... Read More »

  34. By Susan Casanove / Narrated by a full cast

    This story is a lighthearted look at the radio drama production process as seen by the members of an amateur dramatics society in a sleepy suburb of Swansea.It can’t be difficult to make your own play for radio, can it? And with a LAMDA-trained professional actor at the helm, surely nothing could go wrong. After their attempt at Mike... Read More »

  35. By NPR / Narrated by Various & Noah Adams

    Prairie Dog Town in western Kansas. The Elvis Is Alive Museum in Wright City, Missouri. The Velvet Museum (“Velveteria”) in Portland, Oregon. A 13-foot Styrofoam scale model of Stonehenge. The Largest Ball of Twine in Cawker City, Kansas . . . or is it in Darwin, Minnesota?

    Roadside attractions are the staples of the American road trip. Many are... Read More »

  36. Join actors from Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation as they recreate this classic radio thriller. The breathless pace and convincing details make it clear why the 1938 broadcast of an "eyewitness report" of an invasion from Mars caused a nationwide panic. Originally directed by Orson Welles and performed by his Mercury Theatre of the... Read More »

  37. Somewhere in shadowy post-war Vienna, where everyone has something to sell on the black market, lurks the third man who witnessed the murder of Harry Lime. Novelist Holly Martins is haunted by the death of his friend. His search for the killer makes electrifying drama, in this witty and sophisticated audio adaptation of the Graham Greene... Read More »

  38. FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY
    The World’s Leading Center for Shakespeare Studies

    The Folger Shakespeare Library, home to the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, brings Romeo and Juliet to life with this new full-length, full-cast dramatic recording of its definitive Folger Edition.

    In Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare creates a tragic world in which... Read More »

  39. A play replete with puns and double-entendres, this is one of Shakespeare's earliest and most lighthearted.The young king of Navarre and three of his courtiers have vowed to lock themselves away for three years of study and fasting, and to forswear the company of women for this period. No sooner is their vow made than it is tested, however, as... Read More »

  40. Chaos andconfusion mount to a crescendo in a wildand fast-paced comedy of mistaken identity, one of Shakespeare’searliest plays.

    Young Antipholus of Syracuse is searching theworld for his identical twin brother, separated from him at birth. With him ishis servant Dromio, who lost his twin brother at the same time. The pair arrivein Ephesus where,... Read More »

  41. By Charles Dickens / Narrated by Simon Vance

    This sinister masterpiece was Dickens’ last completed novel and perhaps his ultimate vision of a dark, macabre London and the corrupting power of money. Opening with a father and daughter scavenging for corpses on the Thames, this chilling tale unfolds around drownings, disguises and doubles, violence, murder, and triumphant love.

    Young John... Read More »

  42. By Ray Bradbury / Narrated by Ray Bradbury

    Strap yourself into this science fiction classic! Explore the mysteries that this audiobook has to offer, and jump into the action! Read More »

  43. The long-awaited follow-up to the perennially bestselling writers' guide Story, from the most sought-after expert in the art of storytelling.

    Robert McKee's popular writing workshops have earned him an international reputation. The list of alumni with Oscars runs off the page. The cornerstone of his program is his singular book, Story, which has... Read More »

  44. A dark tale of hubris, lust, and self-destruction … as told by a man who famously fell prey to those same impulses in his own life. Oscar Wilde wrote his original interpretation of the Biblical story of Salomé in French, and the play was so controversial that no theatre in England would produce it for nearly four decades.

    An L.A. Theatre Works... Read More »

  45. Shakespeare combined his love of theater with Greek mythology and the supernatural to create what is arguably his most playfully imaginative work. From love potions to bizarre transformations to the unforgettable play-within-a-play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a non-stop delight, and remains one of the milestones of the Bard’s canon.

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  46. The Crump family is adrift and in trouble. Widowed Godfrey is under the spell of Sweet Father Divine, while his teen daughters, Ernestine and Ermina, immerse themselves in the illusions of Hollywood to escape racial prejudice. But things change quickly when free-spirited Aunt Lily shows up: Godfrey remarries a white woman, Ermina discovers boys,... Read More »

  47. Four classic comedies from one of the wittiest playwrights in Western literature.

    Lady Windermere’s Fan
    The irreverent satire that launched Wilde’s succession of classical comedies. A Lord, his wife, her admirer and an infamous blackmailer converge in this delicious comic feast of scandal. A divinely funny comedy of good girls, bad husbands and... Read More »

  48. "Generally, it's the tortured who turn into torturers."
    Carl Gustav Jung

    Suspense mounts when Paulina and her husband offer hospitality to a stranger. Paulina thinks she recognizes, in their guest, the man who tortured her in prison, and she subsequently takes him hostage to find out the truth. A stunningly blunt and compelling play, Death and the... Read More »

  49. Balmy evenings in rural Maryland are fraught with danger, and seductions can happen anywhere from a river bank to the front seat of a car, where a young self-conscious girl is learning to drive. To Li’l Bit, the radio is the most important part of the car, but the pop music of the 50’s can never quite drown out the harrowing images in her... Read More »

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