Libro.fm has released a list of its top 10 bestselling audiobooks of the year, with offerings from former President Barack Obama, Isabel Wilkerson, and Brit Bennett at the top.
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Libro.fm’s bestselling audiobook of the year is one that hasn’t actually come out yet: Obama’s highly anticipated memoir A Promised Land, narrated by the 44th president himself. The book is scheduled for release tomorrow.
V.E. Schwab’s fantasy novel The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, read by actress Julia Whelan (Once and Again), took the No. 4 spot, followed by Glennon Doyle’s blockbuster memoir Untamed, narrated by Doyle.
Rounding out the list were the audiobook versions of Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s horror hit Mexican Gothic, Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi’s Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, Fredrik Backman’s Anxious People, Layla F. Saad’s Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor, and N.K. Jemisin’s The City We Became.
Michael Schaub is a Texas-based journalist and regular contributor to NPR.