Best of 2021.

The Can't-Miss Releases of 2021

This was a year of challenges and triumphs, disappointment and hope. So, we’ve crunched the data and heard from our members to handpick this definitive list of the best audiobooks that informed, inspired and entertained us through 2021.

Literature & Fiction pick

Beautiful World, Where Are You

Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
Unabridged
4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (419 ratings)
This choice might ruffle feathers, but there’s no denying the potency of Rooney’s contemplative writing coupled with the masterful world-building of Aoife McMahon (undoubtedly one of the best narrators in the game). The story is a triumph in nuanced character building and an accomplished meditation on the stumbling blocks faced by particular sections of society.

Non-Fiction pick

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need
Narrated by: Wil Wheaton, Bill Gates
Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
Unabridged
4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (567 ratings)
One of the most savvy and philanthropic businessmen on Earth has turned his attention to solving humanity’s most calamitous challenge of the 21st Century – this audiobook is his vision on how to achieve it. Compelling, clear, entertaining and accessible to all, this will be a blueprint for the change we need in the world. Don’t miss it.