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Libro.fm's TBLT List

Time to get your pre-order on! From author-narrated audiobooks to anticipated debuts, there's something for every listener on our annual To Be Listened To list.

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Playlist Tags: season: fall awards: audies topic: self-help topic: authors read their own work topic: new releases topic: time travel topic: debut author topic: full cast topic: celebrity author

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His Only Wife

By Peace Adzo Medie
Narrated by Soneela Nankani /  9 hours 3 minutes

“Elikem married me in absentia; he did not come to our wedding.”

Afi Tekple is a young seamstress whose life is narrowing rapidly. She lives in a small town in Ghana with her widowed mother, spending much of her time in her uncle Pious’s house with his many wives and children. Then one day she is offered a life-changing opportunity—a proposal of... Read more »

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The Last Story of Mina Lee

A Novel
By Nancy Jooyoun Kim
Narrated by Greta Jung /  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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The Lying Life of Adults

By Elena Ferrante & Ann Goldstein
Narrated by Marisa Tomei /  10 hours 21 minutes

The Lying Life of Adults

“Ferrante’s latest novel gives an insightful and intriguing look at the life of a budding Italian teenage girl, both internally and externally. I found Ferrante’s ability to delve into Giovanna’s psyche fascinating, especially since I’ve never parented a girl and don’t always feel like I understand them. Her sensitivity to the myriad of issues and the fragility of Giovanna’s relationships make for a marvelous read. Ferrante is a gifted writer, and this latest offering does not disappoint. I loved this story! Fabulous read!”

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Anxious People

A Novel
By Fredrik Backman
Narrated by Marin Ireland /  9 hours 53 minutes

Anxious People

“At its simplest, we could just say this is a story about the human condition. Backman’s wry and deceptively simple storytelling provides us an exquisite and astute study of the little complexities that fills our lives with joy and pain. Through his rich story exploring second chances, missed opportunities, and unintended consequences, he captures the essence of what it means to be human and the complexities of navigating relationships with each other by exploring what we say and do not say to one another. The audio version is absolutely spectacular. The narrator brings each character to life with unique and spot-on personalities that I cannot imagine creating myself in my head. Her delivery of the dialogue and story is spot on and kept me laughing throughout.”

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Think Like a Monk

Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day
By Jay Shetty
Narrated by Jay Shetty /  10 hours 54 minutes

Jay Shetty, social media superstar and host of the #1 podcast On Purpose, distills the timeless wisdom he learned as a monk into practical steps anyone can take every day to live a less anxious, more meaningful life.

When you think like a monk, you’ll understand:
-How to overcome negativity
-How to stop overthinking
-Why comparison kills love
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Homeland Elegies

A Novel
By Ayad Akhtar
Narrated by Ayad Akhtar /  10 hours 19 minutes

Homeland Elegies

“A masterful blend of memoir and fiction, this is an unforgettable journey through the lives of a Muslim family finding their place in a post-9/11 America. A searing navigation of the loves we try to reconcile — familial, religious, societal — and the definition of home. Written with wisdom, wit, and unsparing honesty, this an important book that you will continue to contemplate for a very long time. Both intimate and epic, this is a must-read.”

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To Sleep in a Sea of Stars

By Christopher Paolini
Narrated by Jennifer Hale /  32 hours 29 minutes

"Narrator Jennifer Hale's outstanding performance brings this story of alien invasion to life...Hale's range of differentiation is masterly as she animates all the quirky characters Kira meets. From the rough, snarky slang of ex-military woman to the half-mad musings of a human "ship mind," every unique voice enhances the listening experience."... Read more »

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Stakes Is High

Life After the American Dream
By Mychal Denzel Smith
Narrated by Mychal Denzel Smith /  3 hours 30 minutes

Stakes Is High

“Here it is: The book we’ve been waiting for that we didn’t even know we were waiting for. This book is here to fan the flames of our righteous indignation and our demands for better sooner. This book will make your blood boil over just in time to bring it to the polls in November. Like a mother lion, it picks you up by the scruff of your neck — mewling and new to the world of antiracism — and demands that you walk on your own. Thank goodness this book exists.”

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God-Level Knowledge Darts

Life Lessons from the Bronx
By Desus & Desus & Mero
Narrated by Desus & Mero & Desus /  4 hours 55 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Desus & Mero are smarter and funnier than everyone writing books.”—Shea Serrano
“I will never write anything as hilarious as they have. I give up.”—Malcolm Gladwell
“These motherf***ers make me laugh until I choke.”—Jia Tolentino
 
A wild, hilarious guide to life from the hosts of the hit late-night show Desus &... Read more »

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Keep Moving

Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change
By Maggie Smith
Narrated by Maggie Smith /  2 hours 14 minutes

Keep Moving

“Maggie Smith hits the nail on the head with her stunning book of quotes and essays. This inspiring read gives you the validation to address your feelings and the permission to move forward with a new outlook. Much like a talk with a good friend, you feel heard and comforted. I devoured this treasure in one sitting and am starting a list of everyone I want to share it with.”

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The Cold Millions

A Novel
By Jess Walter
Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini, Gary Farmer, Marin Ireland, Cassandra Campbell, MacLeod Andrews, Tim Gerard Reynolds, Mike Ortego, Rex Anderson, Charlie Thurston & Frankie Corzo /  11 hours 29 minutes

The Cold Millions

“The gorgeous writing, vivid setting, compelling characters, and engrossing story aren’t even the best parts of this novel. Instead, I just keep marveling at how Jess Walter takes events from history to illuminate our present while keeping them rooted in their own time, from the labor movement to class, race, and gender equality and civil rights issues, to protests and freedom of speech. The northwest in 1909 has never been so relevant. Beautiful Ruins was a hard act to follow but, amazingly, Walter manages it with aplomb.”

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Black Sun

By Rebecca Roanhorse
Narrated by Cara Gee, Nicole Lewis, Kaipo Schwab & Shaun Taylor-Corbett /  12 hours 46 minutes

Black Sun

“An epic high fantasy that follows several different characters, throughout different points in time as they are all set to converge on the day of a solar eclipse. On this day, the fate of their world will be altered. An incredible story and great listen on Libro.fm, but definitely something you have to pay attention too or you will miss important details!”

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The Gucci Mane Guide to Greatness

By Gucci Mane & Soren Baker
Narrated by Guy Lockard /  3 hours 32 minutes

GUCCI MANE READS THE INTRODUCTION!

From the platinum selling recording artist and New York Times bestselling author of The Autobiography of Gucci Mane comes THE GUCCI MANE GUIDE TO GREATNESS—an unprecedented look at Gucci Mane’s secrets to success, health, wealth, and self-improvement.

From Gucci: “I live by the principles in this book. I wanted... Read more »

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Shit, Actually

The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema
By Lindy West
Narrated by Lindy West /  7 hours 16 minutes

Shit, Actually

“Lindy West makes true observations about movies in ways that will make you laugh at out, and cause you to re-think some of your 90s/00s favorite films! Her witty commentary is what we all NEED in this 2020 world, even if you have not seen the films. It’s written by someone smart and hilarious who has strong opinions about things that don’t matter. The PERFECT road trip audiobook, listeners can come in and out without loosing place in the book. *12/10 DVDs of The Fugitive*”

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The Best of Me

By David Sedaris
Narrated by David Sedaris /  13 hours 8 minutes

The Best of Me

“As if there is anything greater than a new David Sedaris, it's listening to David Sedaris read the new David Sedaris. This self-edited collection of essays from his prolific 25-year career is exactly what we need to boost the morale of 2020 and remind ourselves what a crazy world we've always lived in when viewed through Sedaris's keen observational eye and told with his unique & irreverent voice. The Best of Me is perfect for both long-time fans or those reading Sedaris for the first time and the audio read by the author means no nuance is left behind.”

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The Best American Short Stories 2020

The Best American Series
By Curtis Sittenfeld & Heidi Pitlor
Narrated by Robin Miles, Robert Petkoff, Kevin T. Collins, Peter Ganim, Gabra Zackman, Soneela Nankani, Brittany Pressley, Therese Plummer, Ramón de Ocampo, William Demerritt, Gary Bennett, Cindy Kay, Michael Crouch, Tracey Leigh, Emily Woo Zeller, Ilyana Kadushin, Rebecca Lowman, Priya Ayyar, Robert Fass & Suzanne Toren /  16 hours 17 minutes

“To read their stories felt to me the way I suspect other people feel hearing jazz for the first time,” recalls Curtis Sittenfeld of her initial encounter with the Best American Short Stories series. “They were windows into emotions I had and hadn’t had, into other settings and circumstances and observations and relationships.” Decades later,... Read more »

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One Life

By Megan Rapinoe & Emma Brockes
Narrated by Megan Rapinoe /  6 hours 39 minutes

An instant New York Times bestseller!

“Rapinoe's 'signature pose' from the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup is synonymous to the feeling we got when finishing this book: heart full, arms wide and ready to take up space in this world.”—USA Today 

 
Megan Rapinoe, Olympic gold medalist and two-time Women's World Cup champion, reveals for the first time... Read more »

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The Awkward Black Man

Stories
By Walter Mosley
Narrated by Mirron Willis /  10 hours 9 minutes

Bestselling author Walter Mosley has proven himself a master of narrative tension, both with his extraordinary fiction and gripping writing for television. The Awkward Black Man collects seventeen of Mosley's most accomplished short stories to showcase the full range of his remarkable talent. Mosley presents distinct characters as they struggle... Read more »

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Dolly Parton, Songteller

My Life in Lyrics
By Dolly Parton
Narrated by Dolly Parton /  5 hours 17 minutes

A Recorded Books Audio Original production of songs and stories performed by Dolly herself, Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics goes beyond the glitz, glamour, and rhinestones to the warmth, heart, and soul of a treasured pop-culture icon. In this exclusive audio performance, the ten-time Grammy Awardwinning artist weaves her words with... Read more »

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Before the Coffee Gets Cold

A Novel
By Toshikazu Kawaguchi
Narrated by Arina Ii /  6 hours 52 minutes

Before the Coffee Gets Cold

“There is a small cafe in Tokyo where you can travel through time. But there are rules. Rules that dissuade most of those who come to the cafe after hearing its legend. And there are regular customers who come with no intention of traveling through time.

Before the Coffee Gets Cold is a feel-good listen that tells the story of some of those cafe regulars whose minds are eventually changed by their lives’ circumstances. The reasons for their journeys are varied, but all are compelled by an unyielding desire to unite with a loved one in a different time. Kawaguchi has imagined a complex and wonderfully creative set of rules for time travel in the cafe, so much so that they become central to the story and character development. He smoothly reveals the hearts and lives of each of his characters against the backdrop of the time-travel rules and the mysterious yet legendary cafe.

There are lovers, sisters, mother and daughter, husband and wife, and a ghost. Uniting them all are love, sorrow, regret, redemption, and most of all, hope. This uplifting tale of human connections is especially worth the listen in our current time of pandemic and feelings of isolation.”

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