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BEST-SELLERS: MONTHLY AUDIO

Posted June 10, 2018 2:26 a.m. EDT
Updated June 10, 2018 2:30 a.m. EDT

Audiobook rankings are composed of sales in the United States of digital and physical audio products for the period of Sunday, April 29, through Sunday, June 3. Sales of titles are statistically weighted to represent and accurately reflect all outlets proportionally nationwide. Free-trial or low-cost trial audiobook sales are not eligible for inclusion. Publisher credits for audiobooks are listed under the audiobook publisher name. An asterisk (*) indicates that an audio book’s sales were barely distinguishable from those of the book above. A (b) indicates that some outlets reported receiving bulk orders. The New York Times Best Sellers are compiled and archived by The Best-Seller Lists Desk of The New York Times News Department and are separate from the Culture, Advertising and Business sides of The New York Times Co. More information on rankings and methodology: www.nytimes.com/books/best-sellers/methodology.

AUDIO FICTION

1. THE OUTSIDER, by Stephen King. (Simon & Schuster Audio)

A detective investigates a seemingly wholesome member of the community when an 11-year-old boy’s body is found. 18 hours, 39 minutes unabridged. Read by Will Patton.

THIS MONTH: 1

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

2. NORSE MYTHOLOGY, by Neil Gaiman. (HarperAudio)

A modern retelling of Norse folklore. 6 hours, 29 minutes unabridged. Read by the author.

THIS MONTH: 2

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

3. THE FALLEN, by David Baldacci. (Hachette Audio)

Amos Decker, known as the Memory Man, puts his talents toward solving a string of murders in a Rust Belt town. 11 hours, 56 minutes unabridged. Read by Kyf Brewer and Orlagh Cassidy.

THIS MONTH: 3

MONTHS ON LIST: 2

4. READY PLAYER ONE, by Ernest Cline. (Random House Audio)

In 2044, the key to a vast fortune is hidden in a virtual-reality world. 15 hours, 46 minutes unabridged. Read by Wil Wheaton.

THIS MONTH: 4

MONTHS ON LIST: 4

5. THE HANDMAID’S TALE, by Margaret Atwood. (Audible Studios)

In the Republic of Gilead’s dystopian future, men and women perform the services assigned to them. 12 hours, 7 minutes unabridged. Read by Claire Danes, Margaret Atwood, et al.

THIS MONTH: 5

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

6. THE WIFE BETWEEN US, by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. (Macmillan Audio)

The story of a love triangle is told from several points of view. 11 hours, 13 minutes unabridged. Read by Julia Whelan.

THIS MONTH: 6

MONTHS ON LIST: 3

7. LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE, by Celeste Ng. (Penguin Audio)

An artist upends a quiet Ohio town. 11 hours, 27 minutes unabridged. Read by Jennifer Lim.

THIS MONTH: 7

MONTHS ON LIST: 4

8. BEFORE WE WERE YOURS, by Lisa Wingate. (Random House Audio)

A South Carolina lawyer learns about the questionable practices of a Tennessee orphanage. 14 hours, 28 minutes unabridged. Read by Emily Rankin and Catherine Taber.

THIS MONTH: 8

MONTHS ON LIST: 3

9. SHELTER IN PLACE, by Nora Roberts. (Brilliance Audio)

Survivors of a mass shooting outside a mall in Portland, Maine, develop different coping mechanisms and face a new menace. 15 hours, 22 minutes unabridged. Read by January LaVoy.

THIS MONTH: 9

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

10. THE GREAT ALONE, by Kristin Hannah. (Macmillan Audio)

A former prisoner of war returns from Vietnam and moves his family to Alaska, where they face tough conditions. 15 hours, 1 minute unabridged. Read by Julia Whelan.

THIS MONTH: 10

MONTHS ON LIST: 4

11. THE 17TH SUSPECT, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. (Hachette Audio)

The latest installment in the Women’s Murder Club series. 6 hours, 57 minutes unabridged. Read by January LaVoy.

THIS MONTH: 11

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

12. THE SECRET, BOOK & SCONE SOCIETY, by Ellery Adams. (Dreamscape Media)

A bookseller with a knack for prescribing texts for people’s pain tries to uncover the cause of a businessman’s death. 8 hours, 31 minutes unabridged. Read by Cris Dukehart.

THIS MONTH: 12

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

13. SOMETIMES I LIE, by Alice Feeney. (Macmillan Audio)

A woman wakes up paralyzed in a hospital and wonders if her husband might have caused her condition. 9 hours, 26 minutes unabridged. Read by Stephanie Racine.

THIS MONTH: 13

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

14. THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW, by A.J. Finn. (HarperAudio)

A recluse who drinks heavily and takes prescription drugs may have witnessed a crime across from her Harlem town house. 13 hours, 41 minutes unabridged. Read by Ann Marie Lee.

THIS MONTH: 14

MONTHS ON LIST: 4

15. THEN SHE WAS GONE, by Lisa Jewell. (Dreamscape Media)

Ten years after her daughter disappears, a woman tries to get her life in order but remains haunted by unanswered questions. 10 hours, 11 minutes unabridged. Read by Helen Duff.

THIS MONTH: 15

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

AUDIO NONFICTION

1. I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK, by Michelle McNamara. (HarperAudio)

A search for “the Golden State Killer.” 9 hours, 45 minutes unabridged. Read by Gabra Zackman, Gillian Flynn and Patton Oswalt.

THIS MONTH: 1

MONTHS ON LIST: 2

2. BORN A CRIME, by Trevor Noah. (Audible Studios)

A memoir about growing up in South Africa by the host of “The Daily Show” 8 hours, 50 minutes unabridged. Read by the author.

THIS MONTH: 2

MONTHS ON LIST: 4

3. A HIGHER LOYALTY, by James Comey. (Macmillan Audio)

The former FBI director recounts cases and personal events that shaped his outlook on justice. 9 hours, 4 minutes unabridged. Read by the author.

THIS MONTH: 3

MONTHS ON LIST: 2

4. HOW TO CHANGE YOUR MIND, by Michael Pollan. (Penguin Audio)

A personal account of how psychedelics might help the mentally ill and people dealing with everyday challenges. 13 hours, 34 minutes unabridged. Read by the author.

THIS MONTH: 4

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

5. CALYPSO, by David Sedaris. (Hachette Audio)

A collection of comedic stories on mortality, middle age and a beach house dubbed the Sea Section. 6 hours, 38 minutes unabridged. Read by the author.

THIS MONTH: 5

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

6. THE POWER OF HABIT, by Charles Duhigg. (Random House Audio)

An examination of the science behind habits — how we form them and break them. 10 hours, 57 minutes unabridged. Read by Mike Chamberlain.

THIS MONTH: 6

MONTHS ON LIST: 4

7. THE SOUL OF AMERICA, by Jon Meacham. (Random House Audio)

The present political climate is contextualized through the lens of difficult moments in American history. 10 hours, 54 minutes unabridged. Read by Fred Sanders and the author.

THIS MONTH: 7

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

8. EDUCATED, by Tara Westover. (Random House Audio)

The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university. 12 hours, 10 minutes unabridged. Read by Julia Whelan.

THIS MONTH: 8

MONTHS ON LIST: 3

9. EXTREME OWNERSHIP, by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. (Macmillan Audio)

Applying the principles of Navy SEALs leadership training to any organization. 8 hours, 15 minutes unabridged. Read by the authors.

THIS MONTH: 9

MONTHS ON LIST: 3

10. SAPIENS, by Yuval Noah Harari. (Harper Audio)

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species. 15 hours, 17 minutes unabridged. Read by Derek Perkins.

THIS MONTH: 10

MONTHS ON LIST: 3

11. I CAN’T MAKE THIS UP, by Kevin Hart with Neil Strauss. (Audible Studios)

The comedian’s personal and professional life. 11 hours, 14 minutes unabridged. Read by Kevin Hart.

THIS MONTH: 11

MONTHS ON LIST: 2

12. THE RESTLESS WAVE, by John McCain and Mark Salter. (Simon & Schuster Audio)

A memoir by the Republican senator from Arizona. 14 hours, 15 minutes unabridged. Read by Beau Bridges and John McCain.

THIS MONTH: 12

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

13. BARRACOON, by Zora Neale Hurston. (HarperAudio)

A previously unpublished, first-person account of Cudjo Lewis, a man who was transported and enslaved 50 years after the slave trade was banned. 3 hours, 49 minutes unabridged. Read by Robin Miles.

THIS MONTH: 13

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

14. MEASURE WHAT MATTERS, by John Doerr. (Penguin Audio)

How a goal-setting system helped large tech companies succeed. 7 hours, 56 minutes. Read by the author et al.

THIS MONTH: 14

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

15. FACTS AND FEARS, by James R. Clapper with Trey Brown. (Penguin Audio)

The former director of national intelligence describes events that challenged the intelligence community and considers some ethical questions around its efforts. 18 hours, 41 minutes unabridged. Read by Mark Bramhall.

THIS MONTH: 15

MONTHS ON LIST: 1