Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults

About the Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults
To select, annotate, and present for publication an annual list of notable audio recordings significant to young adults from those released in the past two years. Full list can be found here.

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Fiction

2018 Selection(s)

Heartless

by Marissa Meyer, read by Rebecca Soler. Macmillan Audio, 2016. 14 hours, 30 minutes

Sure, everybody knows who the most heartless character in Wonderland is – but did you ever wonder how the Queen of Hearts got that way? Rebecca Soler, who also narrated the author’s previous Lunar Chronicles, teams up with Marissa Meyer again and brings Wonderland and its host of characters to life.


Honor Girl

by Maggie Thrash, read by Ensemble Cast. Dreamscape Media, 2017. 2 hours, 1 minute

In this graphic novel memoir, fifteen year old Maggie, returns to go to summer camp. After falling in love with her counselor, Erin, Maggie struggles to fit within the lines defined by camp and the people associated with it.  This is an audio voiced by a full cast that includes background noise, which makes the listen a fully immersive experience.


Kill All Happies

by Rachel Cohn, read by Lauren Ezzo. Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2017. 6 hours, 4 minutes

Victoria “Vic” Navarro is determined to give the seniors of Rancho Soldado one last party they won’t forget. When the night begins to veer off course, Vic has to decide to try and fix the problems the party is causing or give up and join in the fun. Ezzo reads the sarcasm and acerbic banter with seamless delivery and impeccable timing.