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AudioFile Editors Pick 10 Sizzling Audiobooks for July

What’s the soundtrack of your summer going to be? We suggest sizzling new fiction audiobooks from Colson Whitehead, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, and Chuck Tingle, plus a highly-anticipated memoir from K-pop band BTS. Happy summer, and happy listening!

Sunshine Nails
The Librarianist

by Mai Nguyen, read by Carolina Do, David Lee Huynh, Quyen Ngo, VyVy Nguyen, Trieu Tran
Simon & Schuster Audio 
Release date: July 4

A Vietnamese family in Toronto fights to save their nail salon from a gentrifying neighborhood.

by Patrick deWitt, read by Jim Meskimen
Harper Audio 
Release date: July 4

This new novel from deWitt (FRENCH EXIT) centers on an unassuming retired librarian.

Beyond the Story BTS
Crook Manifesto

BEYOND THE STORY: 10-Year Record of BTS
by BTS, Myeongseok Kang, reader TBA
Macmillan Audio
Release date: July 9

Take a deep dive into the world of BTS with this highly-anticipated memoir from the members of the beloved K-pop band.

by Colson Whitehead, read by Dion Graham
Random House Audio 
Release date: July 18

In what’s sure to be one of the biggest audiobooks of the summer, Whitehead and Golden Voice Dion Graham return to the story they began in HARLEM SHUFFLE.

The Collector
Silver Nitrate

by Daniel Silva, read by Edoardo Ballerini
Harper Audio 
Release date: July 18

Spy Gabriel Allon teams up with a master thief to recover a valuable painting—and tries to head off a conflict between Russia and the United States. New voice of the series Golden Voice Edoardo Ballerini again narrates.

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, read by Gisela Chípe
Random House Audio 
Release date: July 18

From the master of the Mexican gothic thriller, a new supernatural story about the film industry and a curse.

Immortal Longings
Every Rising Sun

by Chloe Gong, read by Jeena Yi
Simon & Schuster Audio
Release date: July 18

An adult fantasy debut inspired by Antony and Cleopatra from YA author Gong (THESE VIOLENT DELIGHTS, FOUL LADY FORTUNE).

by Jamila Ahmed, read by Sulin Hasso
Macmillan Audio
Release date: July 18

Immerse yourself in medieval Persia with this retelling of Shaherazade’s story from her own point of view. 

Camp Damascus
Somebody's Fool

by Chuck Tingle, read by Mara Wilson
Macmillan Audio 
Release date: July 18

A horror novel about a gay conversion camp from internet favorite Chuck Tingle. Don’t expect it to pull any punches.

by Richard Russo, read by Mark Bramhall
Random House Audio 
Release date: July 25

Seven years after EVERYBODY’S FOOL, Russo returns to North Bath, New York.

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