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AudioFile's Editors Select 12 Big Audiobooks for November

All-star memoirs this month run the gamut from Michelle Obama to Matthew Perry—narrated by the authors themselves, of course. Or maybe you’d like to let a fantasy world whisk you away? And if you were worried that the end of August came and went without a new Louise Penny audiobook, take heart—the latest Gamache adventure is almost here. Time to crunch around in the fall leaves and listen.

A Restless Truth
The World We Make

A RESTLESS TRUTH: The Last Binding, Book 2
by Freya Marske, read by Aysha Kala
Macmillan Audio 
Release date: November 1

In this sequel to A MARVELLOUS LIGHT, Maud Blyth and magical Violet Debenham must solve a murder while aboard an ocean liner.

by N.K. Jemisin, read by Robin Miles
Hachette Audio 
Release date: November 1

A fantastical sequel to THE CITY WE BECAME, in which the avatars of New York City fought off sinister invading forces. Golden Voice Robin Miles, who gave a blockbuster performance of the first title, returns to narrate.

Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing

by Matthew Perry, read by the author
Macmillan Audio
Release date: November 1

Narrating his own memoir, actor Matthew Perry (“Friends”) revisits his time on the iconic sitcom and reckons with his struggles with addiction.

SURRENDER: 40 Songs, One Story
by Bono, read by the author
Random House Audio 
Release date: November 1

Irish activist and U2 frontman Bono narrates his own memoir. Dare we hope for music to be included?

Going Rogue

GOING ROGUE: Rise and Shine Twenty-Nine
by Janet Evanovich, read by Lorelei King
Simon & Schuster Audio 
Release date: November 1

Evanovich, Plum, and King are still going strong! In this latest outing, Vinnie’s Bail Bonds office manager Connie has been abducted, and Stephanie Plum is on the case.

by Kristin Cashore, read by Xanthe Elbrick
Listening Library, Ages 14+
Release date: November 1

Fans of the GRACELING series won’t want to miss this latest installment, which focuses on spy Hava. Xanthe Elbrick returns to narrate.

The Light We Carry

by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, Nicola Yoon, read by Danielle Shemaiah, Nic Stone, Shayna Small, Bahni Turpin, Alaska Jackson, Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Kevin R. Free, James Fouhey, Korey Jackson
Harper Audio, Ages 13+
Release date: November 8

We loved BLACKOUT, six connected stories of young Black love set during a summer power outage in New York City. Here, the same six authors weave a wintery companion audiobook set in Atlanta and narrated by a talented ensemble.

THE LIGHT WE CARRY: Overcoming in Uncertain Times
by Michelle Obama, read by the author
Random House Audio 
Release date: November 15

The former first lady offers reflections on and tools for taking care of ourselves and each other, and making change.

The Twist of a Knife
Tread of Angels

by Anthony Horowitz, read by Rory Kinnear
Harper Audio 
Release date: November 15

In his latest meta mystery, author Horowitz, who appears as a character in his own novel, is the prime suspect in a murder. Rory Kinnear returns to narrate.

by Rebecca Roanhorse, read by Dion Graham
Simon & Schuster Audio 
Release date: November 15

Golden Voice Dion Graham narrates this dark fantasy set in 1883 Colorado, from the author of BLACK SUN and FEVERED STAR.

Marie Kondo's Kurashi at Home
A World of Curiosities

by Marie Kondo, read by Traci Kato-Kiriyama
Random House Audio 
Release date: November 15

Spark joy with Marie Kondo’s tips for “How to Organize Your Space and Achieve Your Ideal Life.”

by Louise Penny, read by Robert Bathurst
Macmillan Audio 
Release date: November 29

Louise Penny’s next Chief Inspector Gamache mystery is always eagerly awaited by her many fans. It’s spring in Three Pines, but not everything is blossoms and sunshine.

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