Audiobooks Getting Rave Reviews on NetGalley

It can be difficult to narrow the selection down with so many buzzy books hitting shelves every week, which is why I’ve turned to NetGalley member reviews for recommendations. Here’s a list of audiobooks that are already exciting me and NetGalley members alike. I predict you’ll be adding quite a few of these to your TBR!

Wolf Gone Wild by Juliette Cross, narrated by Johanna Fairview and Aiden Snow

The first installment in the Stay a Spell series follows werewolf Mateo Cruz, who believes he’s been cursed and is convinced that Evie Savoie, a local witch, is the only one that can help him. Reviewer Taylor O crowned author Juliette Cross the “queen of writing fun-filled paranormal romances” and the high praise continued for the narrators: “I was thoroughly impressed with the way Aiden Snow and Johanna Fairview brought to life Alpha/Mateo and Evie!”

The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris, narrated by Aja Naomi King, Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Heather Alicia Simms, and Bahni Turpin

One of this year’s buzziest books, The Other Black Girl takes a closer look at the publishing industry through the eyes of editorial assistant Nella Rogers, who receives threatening notes telling her to quit her job after her company hires a woman named Hazel. Media reviewer Leslie S gave the audiobook five stars, writing that The Other Black Girl is “literary fiction with an edge, and I want more books like it. The characterization was great. The writing amazing. And the narrators… did a phenomenal job. I can’t recommend this one enough.”

One Two Three by Laurie Frankel, narrated by Emma Galvin, Jesse Vilinsky, and Rebecca Soler

Readers looking for a novel about the bonds of family won’t want to miss out on this tale of triplets in a small town whose lives are turned upside down when buried secrets about the past are unearthed. Educator Mary S called One Two Three “the best audiobook I’ve read in a long time… This was a pleasure to read and I envy those who get to start this book.”

Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous by Suzanne Park, narrated by Joy Osmanski

Suzanne Park’s latest YA novel features a social media influencer who is sent to a digital detox summer camp, and NetGalley librarians can’t get enough of the audiobook! “This book is really funny and quite an adventure. I could barely put it down,” Gina V wrote in her five-star review. Meanwhile, Abbey P had nothing but good things to say for the audio: “The narration was excellent with a wide variety of voices and cadences used to distinguish characters.” Shannon O sums it up perfectly: “I am #TeamSunny all the way and highly recommend this book!”

The Therapist by B. A. Paris, narrated by Olivia Dowd and Thomas Judd

B. A. Paris’ new thriller introduces readers to a couple who mov into a gated community, only to discover a surprising secret about their new home. Bookseller Amy M called The Therapist a “must-read” adding that “B.A Paris does not disappoint. I could not wait to get back to this story to see how it ended. The Therapist is a great story that will keep you on the edge of your seat guessing.”

Vulnerable AF written and narrated by Tarriona Ball

Grammy-nominated Tarriona “Tank” Ball’s debut poetry collection is narrated by the author herself. “Part falling-out-of-love story, part memoir, every part perfect punch in the gut,” wrote bookseller Britt M in a five-star review. “The audiobook is especially scintillating with Tank delivering her own verse with pure emotion, and jazzy piano played over ‘Story Time.’”

Sweethand by N.G. Peltier, narrated by Chrystal Bethell

Looking for a sweet read? N.G. Peltier’s debut is just what you need with a pastry chef heroine and a music producer hero! Reviewer Bethany P gave five stars to this audiobook for its “great banter, funny moments, solid side characters, and steam. Pretty much exactly what I want from a light contemporary romance!” Narrator Chrystal Bethell was praised by reviewer Kirstin J, who wrote, “The narrator was wonderful! Her voice made me get lost in the story, which (to me) is the key!”

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.

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