Grab Your Headphones: Six Must-Listen Audiobooks

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Get your headphones ready, readers. If you’re looking for your next audiobook listen, we’ve got you covered. Make sure to download the NetGalley Shelf app so you’re ready to listen once that approval email comes through!

An Unlikely Spy by Rebecca Starford, narrated by Jane Collingwood

Looking for a tale of espionage? Rebecca Starford’s upcoming book follows Evelyn Varley after she’s recruited to be part of an MI5 counterintelligence unit. Evelyn is tasked with infiltrating a secret society that seeks to make an alliance with Germany, and chapters set years after the war show the impact the choices she had to make to protect her country had on her.

The Girl With Stars in Her Eyes by Xio Axelrod, narrated by Alexander Cendese and Tamika Simone

Xio Axelrod’s rockstar romance follows a guitarist from Philadelphia who comes face-to-face with the man who broke her heart. Toni and Seb were supposed to make it out of their small town together. Instead, he left her behind. Now, he’s all that stands between her and an audition that could change her life.

The Anatomy of Desire by L. R. Dorn, narrated by Santino Fontana, Shelby Young, Marin Ireland, JD Jackson, Dan Bittner, Vikas Adam, Gabra Zackman, Fred Berman, Darrell Dennis, Oliver Wyman, Jonathan Davis, Hillary Huber, Lisa Flanagan, and Sharahn LaRue

Mystery fans, this audiobook features a full cast that is certain to make you question everything you think you know in this gripping thriller. Social media influencer Cleo Ray has meticulously rebranded her entire life, but long-buried secrets start to surface when she’s connected with a murder. Featuring transcripts and recorded interviews, this is a book made to be listened to.

The Final Revival of Opal & Nev by Dawnie Walton, narrated by Janina Edwards, Bahni Turpin, James Langton, André De Shields, Dennis Boutsikaris, Steve West, and Gabra Zackman

Decades after Opal Jewel and Nev Charles first teamed up to produce music together, music journalist S. Sunny Shelton jumps at the chance to create an oral history of the rock duo—including the controversial photo that caused their rising star to fall. This full-cast audiobook even includes some singing and is certain to transport you to Opal and Nev’s world.

The Ladies of the Secret Circus by Constance Sayers, narrated by Emily Lawrence

If you love books that weave together the past and the present, check out Constance Sayers’ latest. In 2005, Lara Barnes is reeling after being left at the altar, but finds herself swept away in a mystery involving a family curse and her great-grandmother’s time at the Secret Circus in Paris during the 1920s.

The Cost of Knowing by Brittney Morris, narrated by Kevin R. Free

Brittney Morris captivated us with her debut novel, SLAY. Now she’s back with a story of a teenager who can see the future with a single touch. When 16-year-old Alex Rufus receives a vision of his brother’s death, he drops everything to find a way to change the future before it comes to pass.

Kelly Gallucci

Kelly Gallucci is the Executive Editor of We Are Bookish, where she oversees the editorial content, offers book recommendations, and interviews authors and NetGalley members. When she's not working, Kelly can be found color coordinating her bookshelves, eating Chipotle, and watching way too many baking shows.

1 Comment
  1. An Unlikely Spy sounds really interesting.
    The Anatomy of Desire- sounds amazing!
    The Ladies of the Secret Circus- I love historical fiction B and Paris!!

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