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Audiobooks by AAPI Authors

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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How to American

An Immigrant's Guide to Disappointing Your Parents

By Jimmy O. Yang
Narrated by: Mike Judge
Length: 6 hours 5 minutes

Standup comic, actor and fan favorite from HBO's Silicon Valley and the film Crazy Rich Asians shares his memoir of growing up as a Chinese immigrant in California and making it in Hollywood.

"I turned down a job in finance to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. My dad thought I was crazy. But I figured it was better to disappoint my parents for... Read more »

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Born Confused

By Tanuja Desai Hidier
Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
Length: 14 hours 47 minutes

Dimple Lala doesn't know what to think. Her parents are from India, and she's spent her whole life resisting their traditions. Then suddenly she gets to high school and everything Indian is trendy. Now things are more complicated than ever. At seventeen, she's still recovering from a year-old break up and her best friend isn't around the way she...

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The Golden Mountain

Beyond the American Dream

By Irene Kai
Narrated by: Anna Fields
Length: 11 hours 6 minutes

A journey back in time, The Golden Mountain is the gripping story of four generations of Chinese women who live and die under the restrictions of their culture—except for one, the author. Her story tells of growing up in Hong Kong and of her transition to New York City, where she struggled to meld the American dream with her ethnic background....

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A Good Family

By A.H. Kim
Narrated by: Abby Craden, Joy Osmanski & Sarah Mollo-Christensen
Length: 9 hours 42 minutes

“A story of money, family, who you can trust, and the extremes to which one will go for blood. I couldn’t put it down.” —Lisa Ling, host of CNN’s This Is Life

Keep your family close and your enemies closer.

Beth is the darling of God Halsa, a pharmaceutical giant, and she’s got the outrageous salary and lifestyle to prove it. Until she lands in... Read more »

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The Henna Artist

The Jaipur Trilogy: Book #1

By Alka Joshi
Narrated by: Sneha Mathan
Length: 10 hours 55 minutes

A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER

A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK

"Captivated me from the first chapter to the final page."—Reese Witherspoon

Vivid and compelling in its portrait of one woman’s struggle for fulfillment in a society pivoting between the traditional and the modern, The Henna Artist opens a door into a world that is at... Read more »

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The Last Story of Mina Lee

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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We Could Be Heroes

By Mike Chen
Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
Length: 10 hours 53 minutes

The super hero book you need to read right now!

"An enjoyable, exciting, and action-packed read… at its core, just fun.” –Associated Press

An extraordinary and emotional adventure about unlikely friends and the power of choosing who you want to be.

Jamie woke up in an empty apartment with no memory and only a few clues to his identity, but with the... Read more »

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The Last Exiles

A Novel

By Ann Shin
Narrated by: June Angela
Length: 9 hours 59 minutes

An unforgettable saga inspired by true events, The Last Exiles is a searing portrait of a young couple in Pyongyang and their fight for love and freedom

Jin and Suja meet and fall in love while studying at university in Pyongyang. She is a young journalist from a prominent family, while he is from a small village of little means. Outside the... Read more »

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Counting Down with You

By Tashie Bhuiyan
Narrated by: Ariana Delawari
Length: 12 hours 29 minutes

"A witty, romantic, deeply insightful debut." —Emma Lord, author of Tweet Cute

In this sparkling and romantic YA debut, a reserved Bangladeshi-American teenager has twenty-eight days to make the biggest decision of her life after agreeing to fake date her school’s resident bad boy.

How do you make one month last a lifetime?

Karina Ahmed has a plan.... Read more »

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The Secret Keeper of Jaipur

The Jaipur Trilogy: Book #2

By Alka Joshi
Narrated by: Sneha Mathan, Ariyan Kassam & Deepa Samuel
Length: 11 hours 8 minutes

The Secret Keeper of Jaipur

“At the grand opening of the Royal Jewel Cinema there are secrets left untold. Secrets about adoptions that happened, and those that didn't. Secrets about marriages arranged to build dynasties and those to save face. And a man who was a nobody as a boy is going by a different name, and some recognize him and others either don't or choose not to. By the end of the first chapter there's a surprising collapse, and chapter two changes to the voice of the widow of a shepherd. The third narrator, the wife of a doctor, was the primary in Alka Joshi's first book, The Henna Artist, which I have not read but now want to. In the last few months I've read a number of books that are not my typical genre or setting. This glimpse into India, with not a single white character in the whole of the book, made me want to see and touch all the fabrics, eat all the foods, and peep into these amazing intertwined lives to see what lies beneath the surface. ”

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The Not-So-Uniform Life of Holly-Mei

A Holly-Mei Book: Book #1

By Christina Matula
Narrated by: Natalie Naudus
Length: 5 hours 4 minutes

"I can't wait for readers to explore Hong Kong with Holly-Mei. I have no doubt they will love both as much as I did." —Erin Entrada Kelly, 2018 Newbery Medalist and 2021 Newbery Honoree

Packed with humor and heart, this debut middle grade series follows a girl finding her place in a brand-new world of private school and frenemies when her family... Read more »

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The Old Woman with the Knife

A Novel

By Gu Byeong-mo
Narrated by: Nancy Wu
Length: 6 hours 29 minutes

*A New York Times Editors' Choice* Pick
*A Most Anticipated Read in LitHub, CrimeReads, Thrillist, and Popsugar*

The kinetic story of a sixty-five-year-old female assassin who faces an unexpected threat in the twilight of her career—this is an international bestseller and the English language debut from an award-winning South Korean author 

At... Read more »

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A Show for Two

By Tashie Bhuiyan
Narrated by: Ariana Delawari
Length: 10 hours 42 minutes

"Wholly heartwarming and enchanting." —Chloe Gong, #1 New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights and Our Violent Ends

New from the author of Counting Down with You comes a sparkling YA romance about an aspiring screenwriter who falls for the indie film star who goes undercover at her school.
 
All Mina Rahman wants is to finally... Read more »

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The Last Cherry Blossom

By Kathleen Burkinshaw
Narrated by: Yuuki Luna
Length: 4 hours 20 minutes

Yuriko was happy growing up in Hiroshima when it was just her and Papa. But her aunt, Kimiko, and her cousin, Genji, are living with them now, and the family is only getting bigger with talk of a double marriage! And while things are changing at home, the world beyond their doors is even more unpredictable: World War II is coming to an end, and... Read more »

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Seoulmates

By Susan Lee
Length: TBA

Her ex-boyfriend wants her back. Her former best friend is in town. When did Hannah’s life become a K-drama?

Hannah Cho had the next year all planned out—the perfect summer with her boyfriend, Nate, and then a fun senior year with their friends.

But then Nate does what everyone else in Hannah’s life seems to do—he leaves her, claiming they have... 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 Kingdom

By Fuminori Nakamura
Narrated by: Lucie Kondo
Length: 3 hours 35 minutes

Yurika is a freelancer in the Tokyo underworld. She poses as a prostitute, carefully targeting potential Johns, selecting powerful and high-profile men. When she is alone with them, she drugs them and takes incriminating photos to sell for blackmail purposes. She knows very little about the organization she's working for, and is perfectly... Read more »

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The Boy in the Earth

By Fuminori Nakamura
Narrated by: Brian Nishii
Length: 2 hours 24 minutes

Fuminori Nakamura's Akutagawa Prize-winner plunges us into the depths of a young man's winding, troubled psyche. An unnamed taxi driver in Tokyo has experienced a rupture in his everyday life. He cannot stop daydreaming of suicide, envisioning himself returning to the earth in what soon become terrifying blackout episodes. His live-in... Read more »

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Cult X

By Fuminori Nakamura
Narrated by: Brian Nishii
Length: 14 hours 27 minutes

The magnum opus by Akutagawa Prize-winner Fuminori Nakamura, Cult X is a story that dives into the psychology of fringe religion, obsession, and social disaffection. When Toru Narazaki's girlfriend, Ryoko, disappears, he tries to track her down, despite the warnings of a private detective he's hired to find her. Ryoko's past is shrouded in... Read more »

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The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

A Novel

By Lisa See
Narrated by: Ruthie Ann Miles, Kimiko Glenn, Alex Allwine, Gabra Zackman, Jeremy Bobb, Joy Osmanski, Emily Walton & Erin Wilhelmi
Length: 14 hours 7 minutes

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

“This captivating story is set in a remote Yunnan village where, for many years, the Akha people have followed the rituals and cycles of harvesting tea leaves. Slowly, the changes going on in the rest of China begin to reach the area. Li-yan, one of the few educated girls in the village, acts as translator for a stranger seeking a rare tea from Yunnan. When Li-yan gives birth to a baby out of wedlock, she wraps her baby in a blanket along with a package of the rare tea and leaves her in a city where she will be taken to an orphanage. Over the years, mother and daughter dream of finding one another again. Brew yourself a cup of tea and settle down to read this tale of family and the search for answers in different places and cultures.”

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