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BEST-SELLERS: MONTHLY AUDIO

Posted October 7, 2018 1:44 a.m. EDT

Audiobook rankings are composed of sales in the United States of digital and physical audio products for the month of September. 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 NONFICTION

1. FEAR, by Bob Woodward. (Simon & Schuster Audio)

Based on hours of interviews with sources, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist describes debates and decision-making within the Trump White House. 12 hours, 20 minutes. Read by Robert Petkoff.

THIS MONTH: 1

LAST MONTH: 0

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

2. 21 LESSONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY, by Yuval Noah Harari. (Random House Audio)

Technological, political and social issues in the modern era, and the choices individuals might consider in facing them. 11 hours, 41 minutes. Read by Derek Perkins.

THIS MONTH: 2

LAST MONTH: 0

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

3. 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: 3

LAST MONTH: 1

MONTHS ON LIST: 7

4. THE DICHOTOMY OF LEADERSHIP, by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. (Macmillan Audio)

Using combat and training experiences, former Navy SEALs explain some opposing forces in leading others. 10 hours, 34 minutes unabridged. Read by the authors.

THIS MONTH: 4

LAST MONTH: 0

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

5. IN PIECES, by Sally Field. (Hachette Audio)

A memoir by the two-time Academy Award and three-time Emmy Award winner. 10 hours, 41 minutes unabridged. Read by the author.

THIS MONTH: 5

LAST MONTH: 0

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

6. 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: 6

LAST MONTH: 6

MONTHS ON LIST: 7

7. 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: 7

LAST MONTH: 7

MONTHS ON LIST: 7

8. 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: 8

LAST MONTH: 2

MONTHS ON LIST: 8

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

An examination of the science behind habits. 10 hours, 57 minutes unabridged. Read by Mike Chamberlain.

THIS MONTH: 9

LAST MONTH: 4

MONTHS ON LIST: 8

10. A LITTLE HISTORY OF ECONOMICS, by Niall Kishtainy. (Blackstone Audio)

An overview of the theories and major events of economics. 9 hours, 52 minutes unabridged. Read by Steven Crossley.

THIS MONTH: 10

LAST MONTH: 0

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

11. ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY, by Neil deGrasse Tyson. (Blackstone Audio)

A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe. 3 hours, 41 minutes unabridged. Read by the author.

THIS MONTH: 11

LAST MONTH: 15

MONTHS ON LIST: 4

12. GRIT, by Angela Duckworth. (Simon & Schuster Audio)

A psychologist argues that passion and perseverance are the keys to success. 9 hours, 22 minutes unabridged. Read by the author.

THIS MONTH: 12

LAST MONTH: 0

MONTHS ON LIST: 2

13. THE CODDLING OF THE AMERICAN MIND, by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt. (Penguin Audio)

An investigation of cultural trends that the authors argue are failing the next generation. 10 hours, 6 minutes. Read by Jonathan Haidt.

THIS MONTH: 13

LAST MONTH: 0

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

14. 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: 14

LAST MONTH: 9

MONTHS ON LIST: 4

15. ACCESSORY TO WAR, by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang. (Random House Audio)

Observations of the two-way relationship between science and military power. 18 hours, 38 minutes unabridged. Read by Courtney B. Vance and Neil deGrasse Tyson.

THIS MONTH: 15

LAST MONTH: 0

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

AUDIO FICTION

1. WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING, by Delia Owens. (Penguin Audio)

In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect. 12 hours, 12 minutes unabridged. Read by Cassandra Campbell.

THIS MONTH: 1

LAST MONTH: 0

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

2. MAVERICKS, by Craig Alanson. (Podium)

The sixth book in the Expeditionary Force series. 17 hours, 21 minutes unabridged. Read by R.C. Bray.

THIS MONTH: 2

LAST MONTH: 0

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

3. LETHAL WHITE, by Robert Galbraith. (Hachette Audio)

The fourth book in the Cormoran Strike series. Detectives Strike and Ellacott investigate a crime a young man may have witnessed as a child; by JK Rowling, writing pseudonymously. 22 hours, 31 minutes unabridged. Read by Robert Glenister.

THIS MONTH: 3

LAST MONTH: 0

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

4. LEVERAGE IN DEATH, by J.D. Robb. (Brilliance Audio)

Lt. Eve Dallas investigates a mysterious act of terror. 13 hours, 44 minutes unabridged. Read by Susan Ericksen.

THIS MONTH: 4

LAST MONTH: 0

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

5. VINCE FLYNN: RED WAR, by Kyle Mills. (Simon & Schuster Audio)

When the Russian prime minister plots to invade the Baltics, only Mitch Rapp can stop him. 9 hours, 33 minutes unabridged. Read by George Guidall.

THIS MONTH: 5

LAST MONTH: 0

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

6. CRAZY RICH ASIANS, by Kevin Kwan. (Random House Audio)

A New Yorker gets a surprise when she spends the summer with her boyfriend in Singapore. 13 hours, 53 minutes unabridged. Read by Lynn Chen.

THIS MONTH: 6

LAST MONTH: 1

MONTHS ON LIST: 2

7. SHARP OBJECTS, by Gillian Flynn. (Random House Audio)

A newspaper reporter reluctantly returns to her hometown to cover the murders of two girls. 9 hours, 34 minutes unabridged. Read by Ann Marie Lee.

THIS MONTH: 7

LAST MONTH: 2

MONTHS ON LIST: 3

8. DOWN THE RIVER UNTO THE SEA, by Walter Mosley. (Hachette Audio)

An NYPD investigator, who is framed and put into solitary confinement at Rikers Island, becomes a private detective and takes his own case. 7 hours, 44 minutes unabridged. Read by Dion Graham.

THIS MONTH: 8

LAST MONTH: 0

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

9. HEART-SHAPED BOX, by Joe Hill. (HarperAudio)

Judas Coyne becomes haunted by a spirit after buying a dead man’s suit. 11 hours, 3 minutes unabridged. Read by Stephen Lang.

THIS MONTH: 9

LAST MONTH: 0

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

10. THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF SAM HELL, by Robert Dugoni. (Brilliance Audio)

A small-town eye doctor looks back at his life and the difficulties growing up with red pupils. 11 hours, 41 minutes unabridged. Read by the author.

THIS MONTH: 10

LAST MONTH: 0

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

11. 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: 11

LAST MONTH: 4

MONTHS ON LIST: 5

12. TIME’S CONVERT, by Deborah Harkness. (Penguin Audio)

During his lover’s journey to immortality, a vampire’s past returns to haunt them both. 15 hours, 46 minutes unabridged. Read by Saskia Maarleveld.

THIS MONTH: 12

LAST MONTH: 0

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

13. A SIMPLE FAVOR, by Darcey Bell. (HarperAudio)

The lives of two mothers — one a widow, the other with a career in fashion — are rattled when one suddenly disappears. 8 hours, 55 minutes unabridged. Read by Andi Arndt, Xe Sands and Matthew Waterson.

THIS MONTH: 13

LAST MONTH: 0

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

14. 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: 14

LAST MONTH: 3

MONTHS ON LIST: 4

15. THE ALICE NETWORK, by Kate Quinn. (HarperAudio)

A pregnant U.S. college student and a French spy join on a mission in London in 1947. 15 hours, 7 minutes unabridged. Read by Saskia Maarleveld.

THIS MONTH: 15

LAST MONTH: 14

MONTHS ON LIST: 2