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10 Big Audiobooks for April from AudioFile's Editors

Spring into a new season of listening with highly anticipated audiobooks from Angie Thomas, David Grann, Gretchen Rubin, and more, plus a memoir from singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams. 

Nic Blake and the Remarkables
House of Cotton

by Angie Thomas, read by Joniece Abbott-Pratt
Harper Audio, Ages 8+
Release date: April 4

In this middle-grade debut from Thomas (THE HATE U GIVE), a girl with a magical heritage but who hasn’t been allowed to learn to use it is thrust into a perilous adventure.

by Monica Brashears, read by Jeanette Illidge
Macmillan Audio 
Release date: April 4

A young Black woman gets a job at a funeral home. Jeanette Illidge narrates this gothic novel set in the American south. 

A Living Remedy
Yours Truly

by Nicole Chung, read by Jennifer Kim
Harper Audio
Release date: April 4

This highly-anticipated memoir tackles family, grief, and structural inequality.

YOURS TRULY: Part of Your World, Book 2
by Abby Jimenez, read by Kyla Garcia, Zachary Webber
Hachette Audio
Release date: April 11

ER doc Brianna Ortiz isn’t sure how she feels about new doctor Jacob Maddox in this contemporary romance.

The Trackers
The Wager

by Charles Frazier, read by Will Patton
Harper Audio
Release date: April 11

A Depression-era road trip, from the author of COLD MOUNTAIN. Will Patton narrates.

THE WAGER: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder
by David Grann, read by Dion Graham
Random House Audio
Release date: April 18

Grann (KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON) delves into the mysteries of a mid-1700s shipwreck.

Life in Five Senses
Knowing What We Know

LIFE IN FIVE SENSES: How Exploring the Senses Got Me Out of My Head and Into the World
by Gretchen Rubin, read by the author
Random House Audio
Release date: April 18

A treatise on the physical senses and how they allow us to find new pleasures and ways of interacting with the world, from THE HAPPINESS PROJECT author.

KNOWING WHAT WE KNOW: The Transmission of Knowledge: From Ancient Wisdom to Modern Magic
by Simon Winchester, read by the author
Harper Audio
Release date: April 25

A sprawling examination of how we have gained, saved, and shared knowledge throughout the history of humanity.

Don't Tell Anybody The Secrets I Told You
Happy Place

by Lucinda Williams, read by the author
Random House Audio
Release date: April 25

The singer-songwriter reads her own memoir.

by Emily Henry, read by Julia Whelan
Penguin Audio
Release date: April 25

Harriet and Wyn pretend they are still together at a Maine getaway with friends. From the author-narrator duo behind BEACH READ, PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION, and BOOK LOVERS, all Earphones Award winners.

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