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BEST-SELLERS: MONTHLY AUDIO

Posted July 8, 2018 12:58 a.m. EDT

Audiobook rankings are composed of sales in the United States of digital and physical audio products for the period of Sunday, June 3, through Saturday, June 30. 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. SOMETHING IN THE WATER, by Catherine Steadman. (Random House Audio)

A documentary filmmaker and an investment banker must decide whether they should protect a secret. 11 hours, 40 minutes unabridged. Read by the author.

THIS MONTH: 1

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

2. THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING, by Bill Clinton and James Patterson. (Hachette Audio)

President Jonathan Duncan, a Gulf War veteran and widower, takes on adversaries at home and abroad. 12 hours, 53 minutes unabridged. Read by Dennis Quaid, January LaVoy, Peter Ganim, Jeremy Davidson and Mozhan Marnò.

THIS MONTH: 2

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

3. 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: 3

MONTHS ON LIST: 2

4. THE SINGULARITY TRAP, by Dennis E. Taylor. (Audible Studios)

The survival of the human race hinges on an asteroid miner and unlikely hero named Ivan Pritchard. 11 hours, 22 minutes unabridged. Read by Ray Porter.

THIS MONTH: 4

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

5. BRIEF CASES, by Jim Butcher. (Penguin Audio)

A dozen stories about Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard. 15 hours, 29 minutes unabridged. Read by James Marsters, Jim Butcher, et al.

THIS MONTH: 5

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

6. 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: 6

MONTHS ON LIST: 5

7. YEAR ONE, by Nora Roberts. (Brilliance Audio)

When a pandemic strikes and the world spins into chaos, several travelers head west to find a new life. 12 hours, 20 minutes unabridged. Read by Julia Whelan.

THIS MONTH: 7

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

8. 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: 8

MONTHS ON LIST: 5

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: 2

10. 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: 10

MONTHS ON LIST: 2

11. 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: 11

MONTHS ON LIST: 5

12. TOM CLANCY LINE OF SIGHT, by Mike Maden. (Random House Audio)

Jack Ryan Jr. risks his life to protect a woman in a country on the brink of civil war. 12 hours, 4 minutes unabridged. Read by Scott Brick.

THIS MONTH: 12

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

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

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

THIS MONTH: 13

MONTHS ON LIST: 2

14. 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: 14

MONTHS ON LIST: 2

15. 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: 15

MONTHS ON LIST: 4

AUDIO NONFICTION

1. KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL, by Anthony Bourdain. (Random House Audio)

A memoir-exposé of the restaurant world. Originally published in 2000. 8 hours unabridged. Read by the author.

THIS MONTH: 1

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

2. 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: 2

MONTHS ON LIST: 2

3. 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: 3

MONTHS ON LIST: 2

4. MAPS OF MEANING, by Jordan B. Peterson. (Random House Audio)

An exploration of myths and stories from different cultures, and their connection to modern neuropsychology. Originally published in 1999. 30 hours, 52 minutes unabridged. Read by the author.

THIS MONTH: 4

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

5. 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: 5

MONTHS ON LIST: 5

6. 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: 6

MONTHS ON LIST: 4

7. 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: 7

MONTHS ON LIST: 5

8. BAD BLOOD, by John Carreyrou. (Random House Audio)

The rise and fall of Theranos, the biotech startup that failed to deliver on its promise to make blood testing more efficient. 11 hours, 36 minutes unabridged. Read by Will Damron.

THIS MONTH: 8

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

9. 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: 9

MONTHS ON LIST: 3

10. THINGS THAT MATTER, by Charles Krauthammer. (Random House Audio)

Three decades’ worth of essays from the recently deceased conservative columnist. 11 hours, 44 minutes unabridged. Read by George Newbern and the author.

THIS MONTH: 10

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

11. 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: 11

MONTHS ON LIST: 4

12. 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: 12

MONTHS ON LIST: 4

13. THE SUN DOES SHINE, by Anthony Ray Hinton with Lara Love Hardin. (Macmillan Audio)

A wrongfully imprisoned man on death row becomes a beacon to his fellow inmates. 9 hours, 11 minutes unabridged. Read by Kevin R. Free.

THIS MONTH: 13

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

14. THE WORLD AS IT IS, by Ben Rhodes. (Random House Audio)

A memoir by the former speechwriter and deputy national security adviser to President Barack Obama. 15 hours, 45 minutes unabridged. Read by Mark Deakins and the author.

THIS MONTH: 14

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

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

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

THIS MONTH: 15

MONTHS ON LIST: 2