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October's 11 Most Anticipated Audiobooks from AudioFile's Editors

Fall is a big season in publishing, and AudioFile's Editors are eagerly looking ahead to October's new audiobooks. From Stanley Tucci to Billy Porter to a collaboration between Louise Penny and Hillary Rodham Clinton, here are 11 titles that we think will make for excellent listening for cool days and dark nights. 

Taste: My Life Through Food
Wolf Point

TASTE: My Life Through Food
by Stanley Tucci, read by Stanley Tucci
Simon & Schuster Audio
Release date: October 5

If you’ve swooned over actor Stanley Tucci mixing cocktails or slurping pasta, this will be a must-listen. Expect stories from Tucci's life as well as mouthwatering recipes.

by Ian K. Smith, read by Amir Abdullah
Brilliance Audio
Release date: October 5

Chicago P.I. Ashe Cayne is back—we loved narrator Amir Abdullah’s Earphones Award-winning performance of the first audiobook in the series, THE UNSPOKEN.

Black Birds in the Sky
Carnival of Snackery
A Holly Jolly Diwali

BLACK BIRDS IN THE SKY: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre
by Brandy Colbert, read by Brandy Colbert, Kristyl Dawn Tift
Harper Audio (Ages 14+)
Release Date: October 5

Essential nonfiction listening for teens on both the history and the legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

A CARNIVAL OF SNACKERY: Diaries (2003-2020)
by David Sedaris, read by David Sedaris, Tracey Ullman
Hachette Audio
Release Date: October 5

No one can zero in on the odd like David Sedaris, and he’s back with a new collection of diary entries that span nearly two decades. Comedian Tracey Ullman joins Sedaris to narrate.

by Sonya Lalli, read by Richa Moorjani
Penguin Audio
Release date: October 5

This might be the most festive romance this season. Sparks fly when a practical analyst falls for a London musician at her friend’s wedding in India.

The Book of Magic
Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World

by Alice Hoffman, read by Jennifer Ehle
Simon & Schuster Audio
Release date: October 5

Hoffman makes a welcome return to the Owens family and the world of PRACTICAL MAGIC. Actress Jennifer Ehle (Pride & Prejudice) narrates.

by Billy Porter, read by Billy Porter
Recorded Books
Release date: October 5

The Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award-winning actor and fashion icon shares his inspirational story. Porter himself narrates, and really, who else could?

by Benjamin Alire Sáenz, read by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Simon & Schuster Audio (Ages 14+)
Release date: October 12

Lin-Manuel Miranda returns to narrate this long-awaited sequel to ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE.

State of Terror
The Book of Hope
A Line to Kill

by Hillary Rodham Clinton, Louise Penny, read by Joan Allen
Simon & Schuster Audio 
Release date: October 12

Louise Penny takes a break from Three Pines to pen this highly anticipated political thriller with former Secretary of State Clinton. Joan Allen narrates.

THE BOOK OF HOPE: A Survival Guide for Trying Times
by Jane Goodall and Douglas Abrams, read by Jane Goodall and Douglas Abrams
Macmillan Audio
Release date: October 19

We could all use a little more hope these days! The iconic Goodall shares her “Four Reasons for Hope”: The Amazing Human Intellect, The Resilience of Nature, The Power of Young People, and The Indomitable Human Spirit.

by Anthony Horowitz, read by Rory Kinnear
Harper Audio
Release date: October 19

Another twisty mystery from Horowitz, the latest installment in his meta series in which he also stars as one of the characters.

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