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Audiobooks by AAPI Authors

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, explore this collection of AAPI-authored audiobooks, including new releases and bestsellers.

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The City of Good Death

By Priyanka Champaneri
Narrated by: Manish Dongardive
Length: 14 hours 56 minutes

Winner of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, Priyanka Champaneri’s transcendent debut novel brings us inside India’s holy city of Banaras, where the manager of a death hostel shepherds the dying who seek the release of a good death, while his own past refuses to let him go.

Banaras, Varanasi, Kashi: India’s holy city on the banks... Read more »

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DAWN RAID

My New Zealand Story

By Pauline (Vaeluaga) Smith
Narrated by: Irasa Siave
Length: 3 hours 45 minutes

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Like many 13-year-old girls, Sofia’s main worries are how to get some groovy go-go boots, and how not to die of embarrassment giving a speech at school! But when her older brother Lenny starts talking about marches and protests and overstayers, and how Pacific Islanders are being bullied by the police for their passports and papers, a... Read more »

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Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen

By Lili‘uokalani
Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
Length: 9 hours 52 minutes

In 1893, Liliuokalani, the Queen of Hawaii, was deposed and five years later her nation became an incorporated territory of the United States. Published shortly after these momentous events, her book Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen is an incredibly personal history of the islands that she was born to rule. Liliuokalani covers from her birth in... Read more »

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Sharks in the Time of Saviors

By Kawai Strong Washburn
Narrated by: Jolene Kim, Tui Asau, Kaleo Griffith & G.K. Bowes
Length: 10 hours 37 minutes

Sharks in the Time of Saviors

“Night Marchers, gods, goddesses, and the dead all walk Hawaii with the Flores family, if only they can stop struggling to survive long enough to see them. At seven years old, Nainoa falls into the Pacific only to be brought back to his mother in the mouth of a shark, unharmed and now burdened with the rumor of legend. Noa struggles to understand his gift and what he is supposed to do with it, and each of his family members grapples with their role as well. Every character is imbued with the truths of family and the magic of legend and you will not close this book unchanged. Beautiful and a must read! The readers on Libro.fm grant entrance in to this world with an authenticity difficult to obtain otherwise.”

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Song of the Exile

By Kiana Davenport
Narrated by: Cristine McMurdo-Wallis
Length: 16 hours 51 minutes

This beautiful and haunting novel bares the soul of a Hawaiian-American family during World War II. As you share in the Meahuna family’s misfortunes and triumphs, a sense of intense intimacy evolves. Cristine McMurdo-Wallis lets you savor the family members’ remarkable, heartwrenching stories as they are revealed piece by piece in language rich... Read more »

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Remembering Shanghai

A Memoir of Socialites, Scholars and Scoundrels

By Isabel Sun Chao & Claire Chao
Narrated by: Rachel Yong, Claire Chao & Isabel Sun Chao
Length: 7 hours 58 minutes

Rubery Award BOOK OF THE YEAR

Writer’s Digest GRAND PRIZE

An Extraordinary Multigenerational Saga

Audiobook narrated by two-time Asian American Film Lab best actress winner Rachel Yong and authors Isabel Sun Chao and Claire Chao

“Jaw-dropping, touching, insightful.” Historic Shanghai

A high position bestowed by China's empress dowager grants power... Read more »

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Ninefox Gambit

Machineries of Empire: Book #1

By Yoon Ha Lee
Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
Length: 10 hours 51 minutes

The first installment of the trilogy, Ninefox Gambit, centers on disgraced captain Kel Cheris, who must recapture the formidable Fortress of Scattered Needles in order to redeem herself in front of the Hexarchate. To win an impossible war Captain Kel Cheris must awaken an ancient weapon and a despised traitor general. Captain Kel Cheris of the... Read more »

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The Poppy War

A Novel
The Poppy War

By R. F. Kuang
Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
Length: 18 hours 57 minutes

An AudioFile Magazine Best Audiobook of 2018!

A Library Journal, Paste Magazine, and ENTROPY Best Books of 2018 pick!

Washington Post "5 Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novel of 2018" pick!

A Bustle "30 Best Fiction Books of 2018" pick!

“I have no doubt this will end up being the best fantasy debut of the year [...] I have absolutely no doubt... Read more »

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Beyond the Gender Binary

Pocket Change Collective

By Alok Vaid-Menon
Narrated by: Alok Vaid-Menon
Length: 1 hours 7 minutes

Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us.

"Thank God we have Alok. And I'm learning a thing or two myself."--Billy Porter, Emmy award-winning actor, singer, and Broadway theater performer

"When reading this book, all I feel is...
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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

A Novel

By Jamie Ford
Narrated by: Feodor Chin
Length: 10 hours 50 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “An impressive, bitter, and sweet debut that explores the age-old conflicts between father and son, the beauty and sadness of what happened to Japanese Americans in the Seattle era during World War II, and the depths and longing of deep-heart love.”—Lisa See

In 1986, Henry Lee joins a crowd outside the Panama Hotel,... Read more »

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The Magical Language of Others

A Memoir

By E. J. Koh
Length: 4 hours 53 minutes

A tale of deep bonds to family, place, language―of hard-won selfhood told by a singular, incandescent voice.

After living in America for over a decade, Eun Ji’s parents return to Korea for work, leaving fifteen-year-old Eun Ji and her brother behind in the family’s new California home. Overnight, Eun Ji finds herself in a world made strange in... Read more »

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Nights When Nothing Happened

A Novel

By Simon Han
Narrated by: James Chen
Length: 7 hours 9 minutes

Nights When Nothing Happened

“Most anyone who grows up in a suburb knows these neighborhoods are not always what they purport to be. Simon Han, in his dazzling debut, blows the curtains wide open on the actual lives a onetime model home might conceal. Deftly shifting time frames and points of view, he gives a piercing, often funny, and deeply moving account of a Chinese family’s struggle to settle into the lives they think they should be living. It’s a coming of age for all of them, each in their own way and time. Far from nothing happening, so much does.”

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Everything I Never Told You

By Celeste Ng
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 10 hours 1 minutes

Everything I Never Told You

“This has been a critically acclaimed book and a commercial success, and deservedly so. It’s subtle and heartbreaking – if you love dysfunctional families and books that explore the complexities of psychology and relationships and being an outsider, this one’s for you. “Lydia is dead,” it begins. “But they don’t know that yet.” The writing is so moving and perceptive, and we had a fabulous discussion about it at book club.”

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If You See Me, Don't Say Hi

Stories

By Neel Patel
Narrated by: Neel Patel
Length: 6 hours 39 minutes

If You See Me, Don't Say Hi

“Neel Patel’s debut short story collection is filled with tales of imperfection and longing, of unfulfilled wishes that fight hard against expectations. His flawed characters know what they risk when their actions don’t match the standard script of perfection they’ve been handed, but their need for love and acceptance always prevails, sometimes with heartbreaking results. Patel’s empathy toward his characters is palpable, as is the effect of his gorgeously rendered sentences. If You See Me, Don’t Say Hi is a wonderful read: necessary, aching, and alive.”

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Little Gods

A Novel

By Meng Jin
Narrated by: Karen Huie, Francois Chau & Emily Woo Zeller
Length: 9 hours 2 minutes

“Meng Jin is a writer whose sweep is as intimate as it is global. Little Gods is a novel about the heart-wracking ways in which we move through history and time. A fierce and intelligent debut from a writer with longitude and latitude embedded in her vision.” —Colum McCann, New York Times bestselling author of Let the Great World Spin

Combining... Read more »

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If You Leave Me

A Novel

By Crystal Hana Kim
Narrated by: Greta Jung & Keong Sim
Length: 12 hours 3 minutes

If You Leave Me

“Set in the time of North Korea's invasion of the south, Haemi Lee, a 16-year-old girl is forced to be the pillar of support for her mother and brother. The one thing she finds happiness in is her friendship with Kyunghwan. This novel captures the essence of how seemingly simple decisions can mold the trajectory of not only our existence, but the generations after us. This novel is not only epic in scope, but relentless in its grip on your heart.”

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Days of Distraction

A Novel

By Alexandra Chang
Narrated by: Greta Jung
Length: 10 hours 36 minutes

Days of Distraction

“There are few things I love more than stepping into the sensibility of a smart, funny, observant narrator. The 24 year Chinese American tech writer at the center of Alexandra Chang's Days of Distraction is one of those creations. We meet her in transition—trying to decide whether she should leave the Bay Area to accompany her longtime boyfriend to parts unknown. Her en passant insights into relationships, racism, workplace and family dynamics are both sharp and generous. ”

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Last Night at the Telegraph Club

By Malinda Lo
Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
Length: 12 hours 25 minutes

Acclaimed author of Ash Malinda Lo returns with her most personal and ambitious novel yet, a gripping story of love and duty set in San Francisco's Chinatown during the 1950s.

"That book. It was about two women, and they fell in love with each other." And then Lily asked the question that had taken root in her, that was even now unfurling its... Read more »

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The Last Story of Mina Lee

A Novel

By Nancy Jooyoun Kim
Narrated by: Greta Jung
Length: 10 hours 43 minutes

A REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Riveting and unconventional, The Last Story of Mina Lee traces the far-reaching consequences of secrets in the lives of a Korean immigrant mother and her daughter

Margot Lee's mother is ignoring her calls. Margot can’t understand why, until she makes a surprise trip home to Koreatown, LA,... Read more »

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Sex and Vanity

A Novel

By Kevin Kwan
Narrated by: Lydia Look
Length: 9 hours 36 minutes

A GOOD MORNING AMERICA Book Club Pick! 

"Kevin Kwan's new book is his most decadent yet." --Entertainment Weekly

The iconic author of the bestselling phenomenon Crazy Rich Asians returns with the glittering tale of a young woman who finds herself torn between two men: the WASPY fiancé of her family's dreams and George Zao, the man she is...
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