Some YA audiobook recommendations!

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, english

A library person was recently asking for suggestions for audiobooks; so we are passing on the responses for your own thoughts for your collections!

“What’s your favorite YA audiobook? I’m looking for suggestions of good books, but also great narration.

I am asking for both personal and professional reasons. I have started listening to YA audiobooks in the teen room when we’re not crazy busy. The patrons like it, and a good number of them drift to the CD section now. I am also planning a booklist and display called “Now Hear This” with books and their audio. Thanks in advance.”

    • Hunger Games has excellent narration!
    • Check out these resources: Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults, Sound Learning — scroll down to find lists for a variety of ages — and don’t forget to let your audiobook-loving teens know about Sync, offering two free audiobook downloads per week starting April 27.
    • THE TRUE MEANING OF SMEKDAY was great… I’d recommend checking out anything that won the Odyssey Award
    • Garth Nix’s Abhorsen series is fantastic (read by Tim Currie!)
    • The Cinder series by Marissa Meyer is good
    • Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
    • Jackaby by William Ritter
    • The Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy is fantastic too
    • Also loved the Diviners by Libba Bray
    • Green Emerald series by Kerstin Gier
    • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
    • Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein series by Kenneth Oppel
    • Curseworker series by Holly Black is read by Jesse Eisenberg and he does a great job
    • Bloody Jack series by LA Meyer, narrated by the incomparable Katherine Kellgren.  This is my favorite audiobook series ever.  Amazing writing, amazing narration.
    • Skulduggery Pleasant series by Derek Landy, narrated by Rupert Degas
    • Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer, narrated by Nathaniel Parker
    • WARP series by Eoin Colfer, narrated by Maxwell Caulfield
    • Nightmares series, written and ready by Jason Segel
    • Land of Stories series, written and read by Chris Colfer
    • Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas, read by Elizabeth Evans
    • Spirit Animal series by various authors, read by Nicola Barber
    • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, ready by a full cast
    • Goose Girl series by Shannon Hale, read by a full cast
    • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe narrated by Lin-Manuel Miranda
    • I also liked the audio book of Feed by M.T. Anderson. It was my first introduction to audiobooks
    • Scowler, Daniel Kraus
    • When I Was the Greatest, Jason Reynolds
    • Everything, Everything, Nicola Yoon
    • Salt to the Sea, Ruta Sepetys
    • Every Day, David Levithan
    • If I Was Your Girl, Meredith Russo
    • Nimona by Noelle Stevenson (although, if you got yours from Midwest Tape you’re missing disc 2 and you should contact them)
    • Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama, read by Katherine Kellgren (she’s amazing!!!)
    • Leviathan (trilogy) by Scott Westerfeld, read by Alan Cumming (he’s the best and need to narrate more audiobooks!!!)
    • Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier, read by Kim Mai Guest
    • Tiffany Aching series by Terry Pratchett, read by Stephen Briggs (my new favorite)
    • Grisha triology by Leigh Bardugo, read by Lauren Fortgang

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