Audiobooks are becoming increasingly popular with their quickly broadening repertoire and fan base. Today we have for you a list of the best audiobooks of August 2021. The narrators are indicated in the brackets beside the name of the book and author.

Billy Summers by Stephen King (David Nathan)

Best Audiobooks Of August 2021
Best Audiobooks Of August 2021

The horror book scene is gearing for the release of horror “Stephen” King’s (get the pun?) latest book. This one follows a sniper named Billy who kills only really, really bad guys and aspires to be a novelist. He’s a master of his trade, and an expert at vanishing after the murder. But everything suddenly decides to go downhill for the man. The audiobook narration nails King’s tone perfectly.

Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe (Patrick Radden Keefe)

Best Audiobooks Of August 2021

This book featured in the Guardian’s top 3 audiobooks of the month list, and was also on Barack Obama’s summer reading list. This book chronicles the story of the Sackler family – one of the richest families in the world known for their donations to arts and sciences. However, their source of wealth was a painkiller called Oxycontin, a catalyst in the opioid crisis ravaging the world. Narrated by the author with precision and intrigue, this one has to be on your list this month.

The Show Girl by Nicola Harrison (Imanji Jade Powers)

Best Audiobooks Of August 2021
Best Audiobooks Of August 2021

This historical fiction masterpiece unfolds in 1927, when Olive moves from Minneapolis to New York City, to make it as a performer. And her talent coupled with her perseverance make her a success. She’s got everything she wanted – glamour, fame, success and the love of a man who accepts her for who she is. But after he makes a proposal for marriage, things begin to change. Now she must decide if she wants to reveal a devastating secret that will change their life forever. And she must also make a choice between the ‘life she loves and the man she loves’, as the cover says.

Mrs March by Virginia Feito (Isabel Rodgers)

Best Audiobooks Of August 2021

This book follows a wealthy upper east side resident Mrs March, who finds her marriage in a mess due to her novelist husband’s new book. This book depicts the protagonist as a whore, and rumours run rife that the character is modelled on Mrs March. With impeccable characterization, this book feels like cheesecake to the ears and mind.

The Love Songs of W.E.B. Dubois by Honoree Franny Jeffers (Adenrele Ojo)

Best Audiobooks Of August 2021
Best Audiobooks Of August 2021

At the centre of this epic novel is Ailey Pearl, an African American who lives by poet W.E.B. Dubois’ words that every African American possesses a double consciousness in order to survive. In order to scourge for her identity, she begins a quest to unearth her roots – Black, indigenous, white and Southern. This is a novel of tenderness and identity, rendered poignantly by Ojo.

Velvet Was The Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Gisela Chipe)

Best Audiobooks Of August 2021

The popular author of Mexican Gothic has yet again crafted a brilliant story set in of the 1970s  – the story of Maite. Maite becomes obsessed with her mysterious and beautiful neighbour, and when her neighbour suddeny disappears, Maite takes it upon herself to find her. But someone else is also looking for her and some romance seems to be brewing between them.

Savage Tongues by Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi (Samara Naeyemi)

Best Audiobooks Of August 2021
Best Audiobooks Of August 2021

This book traverses two timelines. In the first, Iranian American teen Arezu goes to Spain to confront her estranged father and ends up falling for his step nephew, the forty year old Lebanese Omar. In the other, she returns to America with her Israeli American Friend Ellie and attempts to tackle the ghosts of her tumultuous past. This story is about passionate love, and an intersection of diverse cultures.

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